I've been asked a few times if we stockpiled things we ate and used regularly, before this year of the Living Without Challenge. The answer is a definite NO.
We did take advantage of offers as and when they appeared towards the end of last year but only to the extent that we would have done anyway. We did have a minor 'wobble' and buy a load of toilet rolls, I forget how many but there are still three packs of eighteen rolls under the spare bed and about ten rolls in the bathroom cupboard. When we got home with them we suddenly thought 'whoa there' and slammed on the brakes. I mean this year is supposed to see how much we can actually live on for a year and having large supplies of anything bought the previous year would not give us a true indication for the future at all.
No we nipped our 'stockpiling' in the bud after the toilet roll incident, and it will be interesting to see how long they actually last us for.
One thing I did buy in December when I didn't really need to was this big of brown Penne Pasta. I don't go in Asda that often and spotted it for £2.87 which I thought was a good bargain. They do sell bags like these in Tesco but they are always white pasta and I do prefer brown, both for health and taste reasons. I like pasta as a quick 'go to' meal when inspiration has dried up. A couple of handfuls of pasta and a few frozen pesto cubes out of the freezer and you have a delicious, and relatively nutritious meal on the table in ten minutes or so.
Today is a No Spend Day