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