Saturday, 27 January 2018

Shopping for the Weekend and Wombling


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  :-)


Spent £7.70

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. 

Drat!!


Left in The Purse  £317.26

Sue xx

20 comments:

  1. Im sure you can claim Asda cashback coupons up to six months on they have an expiry date printed on them worth a check

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    1. I haven't go any old ones that I can check ☹

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  2. I do the same with Tesco and Sainsburys trolleys. If you find a receipt where the store loyalty card hasn't been applied, you can take that receipt to Customer Service, say you forgot (I usually blame hubby!) to show your storecard at the time, and they'll then credit the points to you. They must be cottoning on though because the last twice I've done it, I've been asked what I bought so make sure you read through the receipt first! Best one yet was couple of years ago when I found not only a receipt for over a £100 worth of shopping with no storecard, and a voucher that said as some of the shopping was £6.57 more expensive than other shops, there was £6.57 off the next shop! Some people just don't check receipts or paper that they're given.

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    1. Brilliant, what a result. I've never thought to do it in Tesco. I will now 😊

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    2. Just don't do it round my way (West Midlands) LOL! I don't need the competition.

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    3. Did it this afternoon, was in checkout queue, noticed young couple in front of me dropped old receipt from their own shopping bags on the checkout counter, hadn't seen them use a storecard so picked up that old receipt when packing my own shopping. Looked at it while pushing trolley to exit, £18.34 of their shopping from last Friday, no storecard so went straight to Customer Service and said I'd forgotten to take my storecard on Friday, please would they credit the points. 18 'free' Tesco points for me. Result.

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  3. Well done on the wombling I used a wombled coupon yesterday, it was for £1.17, better than nothing, it all helps.

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    1. What was the name of the wombling group Sue ?, if you don't mind me asking.

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    2. It's not a specific wombling group, it's called Reduce Your Supermarket Spend, started by Ricky of Skint Dad.

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    3. Ok thankyou I shall take a look.

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  4. Just an idea but you could use the peanuts to make your own peanut butter. It's very simple and much tastier than the supermarket stuff.

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    1. I'm not keen on homemade peanut butter to be honest and I've used them in the jar with sultanas now so they have been put to a good use. Alan likes nuts this way too :-)

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  5. I love the term wombling.

    Good use of wombling to get your bill down. Every penny helps.

    God bless.

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    1. I know, it makes me smile 😊

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  6. Please be careful i would hate anyone to get done for theft or fraud. Is it worth being dishonest for a few pounds?.

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    1. It's not classed as theft and has been checked not to be so, Asda only says not to take receipts from its bins or off people that still have shopping in their trolleys. Any found in discarded trolleys may be taken.

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  7. You can only claim 10 vouchers in one calendar month so be careful that you are only claiming the higher value ones.

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    1. Yes, I know. I think I've only done 3 this month.

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  8. I've never heard of wombling, other than in the obvious sense. What a good idea!

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