Tuesday, 9 January 2018

Shopping - What Can You Buy for 16p?


What can you buy for 16p ... well quite a lot if you shop the way I shop  :-)


I had an Asda Price Guarantee coupon for £2.53, so when we needed milk the other day it seemed logical to go to Asda for it.  And when on Sunday our shop shuts at 4pm it made even more sense to get there at about an hour before closing to see if there were any bargains to be had.  There were lots  ... but I only bought what we needed and up to just above the value of my coupon.


So with my coupon and an additional 16p from our Limited Income I managed to get the milk, the cream that you saw Alan have yesterday on his birthday scones, some little doughnut bites that we had as a treat over two evenings ... and all this bread.


Receipt - Spent 16p


What's left of the loaf is in the bread bin at the moment and all the other bread was divided up into single portions, double wrapped and popped into the freezer to have with our homemade soups each day for the next 19 days.


Not bad for 16p.

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So now there's £362.73 left in The Purse.

Sue xx

19 comments:

  1. That's an amazing spend. Obviously that's the time to go for the best savings. Well done.
    J x

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  2. Picked the right time to go!

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  3. My favourite clotted cream and then so cheap! :-)

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  4. bread double wrapped in?
    Ours goes in a reused plastic (food) bag.

    Wish we could get clotted cream!!

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    1. A layer of cling film and then back into it's original wrapper or a poly bag.

      If I just want to freeze bread in it's original wrappers and not portion up, I simply put all the bread into a carrier bag in the freezer.

      The clotted cream was a dream find, it made Alan's day 😊

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  5. Unfortunately where we live there are no large chain supermarkets except one 15 miles away so not much chance to buy bargains and though the”sin bin””in our little one has reductions it's not on the scale of Tesco’s etc. Still it's where we live and I wouldn't swap that!
    I am very encouraged and excited by your new challenge and have not bought anything except milk and veg since Jan 1st though it can't last. Sue
    I'm enjoying being creative with what's in the house.

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    1. One of the reasons it's easy for me to stay away from the shops is that they are so far away. Asda is 16 miles from home, Tesco one of the nearest is about 8 and Sainsbury's is over 25 miles away. Our nearest supermarket is the Co-op in Llanrwst, but as you say as a small branch they don't have many bargains.

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  6. Great shopping - we've finally worked out the optimum time for bread reductions in T's on a sunday so occasionally head down there at the relevant point for spectacular bargains of the "packet of crumpets for 4p" variety!

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  7. Wonderfully done!!

    God bless.

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  8. We have the occasional bread deal at our small store but not much else. I buy bread at a discount bread shop, over an hour away, when we’re in that town. Even so, it would’ve cost quite a bit more than you paid! Nice deal!
    Debbie

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  9. Great shop, isn't yellow a lovely colour when it comes to food shopping. I love doing the price guarantee thing.

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  10. Brilliant bargains, that will keep you going for a while, well done.

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  11. WOW! We never see reductions like your yellow sticker deals! I am very envious!

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  12. Lovely grub! I made curried parsnip soup today from a well reduced bag of parsnips and had some French stick left over from the weekend so made garlic slices and froze them, yummy. I am really trying not to waste a thing this year and learn some, new to me, frugal but tasty and healthy recipes - Vera

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  13. Great buys! I was lucky yesterday I got 16 large oranges for 4p, 3 bags of salad leaves for 1p each and a big punnet of grapes for 1p (I’ll freeze them for sweet snacks) and a quarter round of blue cheese for 52p. We had some on a tart tonight with salad and I’ve crumbled the rest and frozen it to use on the same thing on other occasions.

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  14. Loving this blog!
    Eloise thisissixty.blog

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  15. Wow! What great savings. I miss the discounts in England. That amount of money here in NZ is about $5.38 and when 2 litres of milk (4 pints) is between $2.99 and $5.00 each don't reckon much on getting many groceries here for that amount of money. Still I grow what I can and try to buy discounted stuff when I see them.

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  16. Great haul. Bread freezes so well, it's one of my most frequent yellow sticker buys.

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