Sunday, 7 August 2016

Day 220 - Just When I Needed Them ...


These arrived in the post yesterday .... phew,  just when I needed them!!

There might only be £11 worth of coupons this time, but to me with the now much reduced cash pot to shop from, these will give me three weeks of going to the shop for the necessary items that we just cannot do without.

Which is of course mostly milk ..... just one four pint bottle of skimmed milk a week, and anything else that crops up, and before anyone asks it, NO Lovely Hubby does NOT drink UHT milk and does not like milk after it has been frozen .... so I can't stock up all at once.

Today is a No Spend Day ... there is already milk in the fridge :-)

9 comments:

  1. Because pasturized milk is expensive here, we decided to try UHT milk on our cereal and in tea but we didn't like it either, but it is brilliant for cooking with, for cheese sauces, rice pud, flans etc. So my question is, had you thought about using UHT alongside your normal milk which would make hubbies milk go further.

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    1. I do use UHT when I make yoghurt, but that is the only other thing we use milk for. One four pinter does LH for two weekends for his tea, coffee and the occasional bowl of muesli. There really is no way of making milk go further than two weeks!!

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    2. I've never used UHT for yoghurt, will give that a try.

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  2. We buy supermarket filtered milk, s only DH uses it on his muesli, a 4 pint bottle has a longer shelf life in the fridge and there are generally offers on buying 2 - maybe that would be an option to buy a couple every couple of weeks and keep you out of the shops?

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    1. One bottle lasts us two weeks, I doubt even filtered would last and still be really fresh for over four weeks

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  3. Several years ago I took a year out and did some more professional training, I made up my mind to do a similar kind of thing to that you're doing now (still boast of my only clothes purchase that year being a 5 pack of knickers!). One way I found to seriously reduce my shopping was that when shopping for the necessities, I literally took with me just enough money for those. Meant I couldn't be tempted to buy anything else.

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    1. Well as I only have £9.83 in my purse I guess I'm already doing that !!

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  4. You get far more rewards than me - can't understand it as I even get bonus points via Eon our dual fuel providers and I spend most weeks at Tesco, yet I still only for £6.50 in vouchers. Maybe i should just stick to one shop.

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    1. Ours is a Tesco credit card not just a Clubcard, so we use it for things like pet food, fuel and all the non-foody things that not included in the Challenge. BUt we are using it less and less so the amount we get in coupons is going down.

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