Yesterday I went shopping for the weekend and ... managed to do a spot of 'wombling' too.
We needed milk and some fresh things, Alan has been wanting some salad instead of vegetables with his meals, so while they're not growing I have to grit my teeth and buy salady things. Although we did have some homemade coleslaw during the week with the Winter veg I had available ... cabbage, carrots and onions ... it wasn't enough to satisfy his need for crisp lettuce and tomatoes!!
No doubt you have spotted the salted peanuts, I tried all of the suggestions to turn the ordinary nuts I bought by mistake into salted nuts but it just didn't work and didn't hit the spot.
The nuts I didn't tamper with were popped into a different jar and I added some of my sultana stash, so now they will be eaten this way. The new salted peanuts will fill his other jar, and hopefully his salted peanut craving for this week.
Oh, and the wombling mentioned earlier.
Well I first heard this term on a Facebook group I'm a member of late last year, and it's a very popular thing, so popular in fact that it's getting hard to find abandoned receipts anymore. I think Asda have wised up to it and the trolleys are tidied so fast from the trolley parks and emptied of rubbish you have to have your eyes open. It's simply 'making good use of the things that you find ' in this case the ability to do the 'Price Guarantee' check on any receipts you can find in empty trolleys when you get home a few hours after shopping, alongside any of your own. If your shopping would have been 10% cheaper anywhere else Asda will give you a coupon for the difference to spend next time you are in store.
This time I found a small receipt and at first I wasn't going to bother but then I saw that the total for the few items was quite high so I brought it home to check ... it's a good job I did it was worth £2.02 to me. That'll pay for next weeks milk and something else :-)
This is the receipt for the shopping in the first photograph, and as you can see if you click on it and enlarge it I used a 'wombled' coupon on this shopping trip too, only this one was only for 17p, still it all helps. I stuck this receipt in my diary ... as I have been doing since the start of the year to keep track of my shopping ... but I should have checked it on the Price Guarantee site first as it would have been worth 23p to me.
Left in The Purse £317.26