Good morning. I invested two hours of my time last night in Tesco, to gain a saving of £46.77, the difference between the £5.43 I paid for this lot, and the £52.20 it should have cost. My goodness, isn't fruit and veg an astronomical price now, shock horror.
Here is a breakdown. Real price in brackets.
Mushrooms x 6 = 52p (£5.20)
Spinach x 1 = 20p (£2.00)
Salad leaves x 2 = 20p (£2.00)
Brocolli x 4 = 72p (£7.00)
Brussel sprouts x 5 = 90p (£8.75)
Brocolli and carrots x 1 = 13p (£1.25)
Mixed veg stewpack x 1 = 9p (90p)
Prepared fruit x 4 = 56p (£5.60)
Prepared fruit x 2 = 30p (£3.00)
Raspberries x 4 = 80p (£8.00)
Melon portion x 1 = 13p (£1.25)
Advocado pears (2pack) x 2 = 40p (£4.00)
Iceberg lettuce x 1 = 10p (£1.00)
Bread x 1 = 25p (£1.00)
Spicy dip x 1 = 13p (£1.25)
My total shop came to £23.10, which included a couple of items for the cats. I had two money off vouchers for a box of Felix pouches, and when I got to the till I handed all the vouchers over to the assistant so she could scan them. I knew some of them wouldn't be accepted, but was surprised to see that it did accept the two vouchers for £1.90 off a single box of Felix. On the other hand it didn't accept the 25p voucher off the bag of sultanas, so I went to customer service to query this. I was handed the 25p and an apology for the mistake. It pays to ask.
I needed a few other items apart from the yellow stickers. A bag of walnuts and a bag of almonds, must eat more nuts. I went for a slightly cheaper cheese this time, as I need to reduce my cheese consumption. I got Gouda slices and Edam slices, and a tub of cottage cheese for a change. Something I thought I would try, bags of corn for popping are on offer at 49p, so I will give that a go.
There was very little reduced bread, but no matter, I have enough in the freezer to keep me going, I don't eat loads of bread anyway. Thank goodness there was no cakes, so no giving in to temptation there. I did get a free Cadbury's Cream Egg however, with a voucher they sent me.
So, my breakfast this morning.....The raspberries will have to be eaten quite quickly, I am sure I can manage that, ha ha. Crunchy nut flakes from my bulk buy cereals from the Cash and Carry, a banana from a bag of reduced, on their way out bananas, from Asda, diluted evaporated milk from the bulk buy reduced at Tesco, 30p a tin. Still got a few left, this has saved me loads of money on milk for cereals.
Talking of poor pensioners feeling the cold, take a look at this clip. It's a good larf for a Thursday.