Friday, 9 February 2018

Next Week's Milk and a Final Treat ... all for 7p


I was refuelling the car and thought I would nip into Asda to spend my 'wombled' coupon of £2.02.  I knew we would need milk for next week and Asda milk always has a nice long date on it.  Sorted.

But what else to buy with the coupon after all the milk was only £1.09?  I decided on a treat for me, an Alpro Vanilla yogurt to have for a couple of breakfast with some frozen bananas, blueberries and mixed seeds before rationing brings the toast and cereal breakfasts next week.

And very nice it is too.


The receipt ... showing my massive spend of 7p  :-)


Left in the Purse £306.02


Through the letter box this week came these coupons from M&S ...


... and then a day later these from Tesco.

So that's a total of  £20.50, that should pay for the shopping for a couple of weeks, especially as rationing starts on Monday.

And it will most likely be the last time we get this amount in coupons, as this was all earned on pre-Christmas shopping and the spending now is down to paltry amounts.

Sue xx

19 comments:

  1. A very good time to get the vouchers, isn't it? Most of the vouchers I get say you have to spend a certain amount and I rarely need to spend that much, sadly - no, I don't mean sadly, do I? :-)
    J x

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    1. I get that sort of voucher from Sainsbury's occasionally and it's so frustrating when they say 'spend £50 and get £5 off' ... there's no way I can or would spend £50 at the moment.

      We get the vouchers pictured because we show the Tesco Clubcard when we shop, and use M&S credit card to pay for most things, and of course pay off each month in full so as not to pay any interest. Although as we are being super strict with our general purchasing as well as our food buying this year I guess our next lot of vouchers will be a lot lower.

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  2. Hubby wants to go to Go Outdoors in Colchester this afternoon to spend his Christmas voucher. It is right next to a big Asda so I'll see if I can get some wombling in! You've probably mentioned it and I've missed it...how long will you be doing the Challenge for?

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    1. It's for a month ... to start with ;-)

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    2. Thanks for getting back to me Sue. Good luck.

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  3. Been following for years.... I love my daily check in with yourselves. Couple of questions. I don't want numbers. I use goal setting to pay off our mortgage with extra payments. With a little chart and input the bits I save from eBay, overtime etc. Do you use goal reminders to encourage. And would you consider a percentage target to show us how your doing paging off the mortgage.

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    1. No I don't use goal reminders, and no I'm sorry I never discuss actual facts and figures. Some things are private and will stay that way. Lets just say we are on the final push to pay off the last 20% of the total mortgage money borrowed. I also do not do repayment charts.

      We have paid off all the extra payments possible with our fixed mortgage this year, now we have to save as we can pay off as much as we want after September ... so saving until the end of the year to try and clear it is our main target and the incentive behind all this years frugality.

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    2. We overpaid on our mortgage as much as we possibly could. We still had our holidays but not as often as we'd have liked, and we didn't go out as much as some friends. When we paid out mortgage off in 14 years, it was all worthwhile.

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  4. The coupons will be such a great help and the growing season will be kicking off again soon.

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    1. Yes they are, they should cover this months shopping :-)

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  5. That Alpro vanilla yogurt is the most delicious yogurt in the whole wide world! and I have a till printed voucher for 50p off at Tesco - wonder how they knew I like it? Big Brother watching!

    Counting down to your challenge and all those vouchers will be handy.I usually get about £1 from Tesco if I'm lucky, didn't get any at all last time they sent them out and my Morrisons More card is taking forever to get to £5 and my last Price comparison Asda thingy was 27p.

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    1. It is isn't it 😁

      Those vouchers will be vital, in my opinion I overspent last month so February's big challenge will hopefully get us back on track.

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  6. Hi Sue, do you have a book called Victory Cookbook, nostalgic food and facts from 1949-1954 by Marguerite Pattern? Jules x

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    1. That’s ok, only I spotted a copy in my local secondhand book shop today for £1 so if you’d not got it I’d of bought it and either posted to you or dropped it off when I’m next in Wales in a few weeks. It’s a fab little shop, you’d love it. Jules xx

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    2. That's a lovely thought, thank you. Xx

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  7. Have been following your blog since the beginning of the year and am really enjoying it. We through everything at our mortgage and managed to pay it off 4 years ago. An amazing feeling. Now saving hard so that we can stop our 'career' jobs (teaching) . And then concentrate on our crafts. Hopefully this summer. Be encouraged. It is achievable!

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    1. Ps. Sorry about the spelling of 'through' instead of 'threw'. Predictive text winds me up at times!!

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    2. Thank you for the encouragement 😊

      Predictive drives me mad too ...how it thinks of some of the words it decides I want to use I'll never know 🤣🤣🤣

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