I had planned on going shopping last night, but completely forgot about it until it was too late. Timing is crucial when you want to get the reduced price fresh food about to go out of date. I am pleased to say, tonight I timed it just right, I arrived at Tesco at 7.30pm. There was already some reduced items but it was mostly meat which I bypassed, and went to the fruit and veg, then on to the bread. I got a few things but not as much as I would have liked. Wholemeal bread rolls were dead cheap so I got some for the freezer.
I took a pen and notepaper with me to add up as I went along. I needed to stop at £20 to use the £4 off voucher. I put a few other things in the trolley that I would normally buy, still adding up.
It always pays to go back to the reduced counters in case the ladies with the ticket machines have added more to it. I went back to the veg department and bingo, I hit the jackpot. These were my best buys.
Big bag salad leaves was £1.74 - now 17p
Bunches spring onions was £1 - now 10p. I got 4.
Bag iceberg lettuce was 75p - now 20p. I got 2.
Bag egg noodles was £1 - now 10p.
Cartons prepared fresh fruit was £2 - now 20p. I got 2.
Three bean salad was £1.75 - now 17p
Pasta and red pepper salad was £1.05 - now 10p.
There were bags of bananas dead cheap. I had to rummage in the bottom of my trolley to put back the bananas I had previously picked up from the counter, ha ha.
I would have got a lot more but most of it will have to be eaten within a few days. It would be alright in the fridge, but I am away this weekend. I have put some bottles of water in the freezer to put in the cool box when I go tomorrow, I'll take it with me, it should be ok. So that's most of my food for the weekend, I won't need to eat at the pub. I might pick the cheapest snack just to be sociable :o)
In the mad scramble to grab the reduced stuff I went slightly over £20. It came to £24.05, so with the voucher off it made it £20.05. Near enough.Toodle pip.
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