I went to town on the bus today to drop the bags at the Arts Centre, and to check out any bargains to be had at Marks and Spencer, it is closing down tomorrow. I intend to use my bus pass a lot more now that the cost of fuel has gone up. When I get a new car I shall be using it mainly for trips out, and not for nipping into town. We have a reasonable bus service here during the daytime, though it's not so good if you want to go out at night.
There wasn't much left in Marks n Sparks, most things were half price or cheaper. I looked for some posh food, knowing that they sell good quality at extortianate prices, but even with the price reduced some items were still more expensive than other places. This is where knowing your prices becomes important, if you do your homework, you become savvy and know when a bargain is not a bargain.
I got two bags of cous cous for 99p, and two bags of bulgar wheat for 75p. A couple of items for the store cupboard. The other stuff that people were piling in their baskets didn't interest me, chocolates, cakes, biscuits, sweets, and snack foods. I had a quick look on the rails to see if there was anything in the clothes line that took my fancy. Not my style unfortunately but some of it was very cheap. I did buy a couple of blue skinny teeshirts, reduced from £8 to £1 each. I shall wear them as vests.
I had a bit of time to kill before the bus home, so I checked out the discount stores for some cheap food. We have Home Bargains and B & M. I got some veg oxo cubes for 49p, two packets of curry sauce mix for 29p each, and a jar of nescafe for £2.29. All these items are more expensive from the supermarket. Just for a treat I had a packet of Hula Hoops for 10p, now that's what I call living a little, ha ha.