Tuesday, 9 August 2016

Day 222 - Taking Stock of Coupons


I decided to 'stocktake' the coupons yesterday after the Tesco ones arrived last week and I went to put them into my purse.  I do have quite a haul.  

I'm not making any fixed plans for them yet as I know there are some M&S ones due sometime this month and then I will know what I have to last me until the final coupon delivery of the year in November.


So in my purse at the moment I have £44.50 worth of coupons and of course my £9.83 in cash.

Thank goodness I have a fridge that is literally full of vegetables over from the weekends flower show and a very large pan of soup made from polytunnel trimmings.  Well that's my meals for this week taken care of with no trips at all to the supermarket.

Today is a No Spend Day


6 comments:

  1. I got my M&S ones yesterday. Just £6 but it all helps :-)

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    1. Ooh good, I'll look out for Geraint 'the Post' later today.

      You've only just spent the ones you found from earlier in the year, so I'll wait with baited breathe to see what you do with this £6 worth, don't leave them in the mail stack this time!!

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  2. This is my last year of working anything other than casual hours or very part-time, so I made the decision to switch banks. Switched to Marks so I could get their £100 reward card plus a further £10 per month top-up every time my current salary hits. They also had a 6% savings scheme (just for the 1st 12 months) so I've been putting maximum into that. Plan is then for the Marks £220 card to be my main food 'buyer' for the first 12 months of retirement, and the savings scheme to be the 'buyer' for the following 12 months.

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    1. An absolutely fantastic plan ... you HAVE to blog about it so I can follow your progress :-)

      I was very tempted by this offer from M&S bank, but decided to stay with my usual bank for the time being, I must have been mad!!

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    2. See, now you're making me think I should blog about it as 1) it would help keep me on track and 2) there aren't many blogs about people in my situation, that is single and living in the city and not particularly keen on gardening. I used to love Saver of Surburbia blog as she was the most like me in terms of city liver and non gardener. Re the banks, well worth switching, once the M & S switch finishes for me (next April), I shall switch again as even though won't be working, some accounts only require you to put £500 per month in and I can do that from savings.

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  3. You are doing so well Sue - just amazing how you've been able to manage. I'm trying to come up with a challenge for myself for the new year as I really need to watch the pennies. The only "points" that I get are on a reward card from the supermarket I shop at most often (although it actually gives me the option of 5 different stores owned by the same company) so I'm thinking of saving all points from here until the end of the year and then seeing how far I can make them stretch. It will be interesting.

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