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Monday, 16 December 2019

I only went in for milk!

I expect most of us have done it.....gone into a shop for one thing and come out with far more. I've even gone into a shop and come out with everything bar the thing I actually went in for! However I must confess I have reined in this practice considerably over the last 4 years. I have a list and stick to it rigidly  but as I'm trying to save by getting  'yellow sticker shopping' I have to leave myself flexible. 

As I approached the vegetable section I could see the assistants were just coming out with the trollies of discounted items.  Another assistant came through the door with a cage full of green boxes with quite an assortment of items in it.  I picked out loads. A large Cadbury's  Wholenut bar for 60p instead of £2. A tub of Randoms for £1.50 instead of £5 ideal as I have family that prefer this type of sweet to chocolate. I got a Tesco candle for 45p instead of £1.50, a large Bold liquid £1.20 instead of £4, which I decanted as the lid was broken. A triple pack of Mcvitie Jaffa Cakes for 38p instead £2.50. Total savings on my shop came to £18.32. 



I also got a large Rhubarb Pie for 62p instead of £1.25, coleslaw, mushroom, peppers, apples and lots more. My total shop came to £13.63 and £6.50 of that was a tray of canned Pepsi Max £5 and £1.50 for the 6pts milk I actually went in for. 

The sweets, chocolate and biscuits went in the drawer for Christmas. The mushrooms became mushroom stroganoff, the peppers were stuffed with savory rice and served with a chunky salad with delux coleslaw. The coleslaw also topped jacket  potatoes with cheese and  beans with salad. The rhubarb pie was cut into 6 and we had it for dessert on 3 nights as our meal was vegetarian and light. I've had another couple of good yellow sticker shops but I don't want to bore you will the details. But it will suffice to say I'm on target for my challenge. Bye for now. Tx 

16 comments:

  1. That was brilliant Tania well done, our Asda bring out cages of damaged goods regularly, boxes torn, packaging damaged and its all cheap.x

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  2. Christmas came early! I loved digging through.

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    1. Sorry hit publish by mistake. Thank you Marlene. I had a good YS shop at Asda last week.

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  3. Lucky you. Smashing bargains.

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  4. Excellent haul Tania. I do love a yellow sticker but where we are now in Pickering, North Yorks, there is only a Co-op and Lidl, so opportunities are a bit limited. To go further afield is too much of a gamble with the cost of diesel, but always pick up bargains when they are available. I did not think I was doing too well until I went to freeze todays bargain - 600g chicken breast for 90p and found quite a few reduced items already there! I need to become more disciplined with our budgets as it has slipped a bit over the last 3 months (some genuine reasons, some just lazy) and its not doing our bank balance or my waistline any good!

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    1. Although I live in a village I'm a mile away from some out of town shopping centres with larger supermarkets. Whereas the town I lived in had very little choice and adding petrol to the cost is silly. You're meat bargains are brilliant. I have t been lucky with meat so I'm sticking to buying it on offer and subsidise with cheap veg and other YS bargains.

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  5. I'd say you were in the right place at the right time with that shop. Enjoy and I hope you are feeling better.

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    1. A little better thanks. My bargains were meant to be!

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  6. What a great haul. Right place, right time.

    God bless.

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  7. Some brilliant bargains there, talk about 'right time right place' and all because you need milk :-)

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  8. I just need to be strong enough to walk away when I do t need anything!

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  10. Oh yes, this was me down to a Tee when we lived in the UK. Our family sized freezer was always packed to the gills even though there was just the two of us. My favourite place was the M+S at Hammersmith - they did early morning yellow stickers and I was forever filling up the office fridge with bargains. Here in Corfu, Lidl do some reductions but elsewhere it's amazing what horrid out of date veggies are sold at full price.

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