Friday, 16 August 2013

Well stocked up now

I had to laugh. The slip of paper handed to me last night as I went through the till at Tesco, states that according to their price comparison checks, I have saved £2.95, compared to Asda, Sainsbury's, or Morrisons.  Not true sunshine, I have saved a flippin fortune by shopping late, and by hanging around for almost two hours waiting for the last markdown of the yellow stickers to appear. Their price promise says that you won't lose out at Tesco. Too right, I never lose out at Tesco, chuffin brilliant shop.
I have put the shopping list on my new food diary page, link above. I jotted down all the prices as I put things in my trolley as I needed to spend £30 to be able to use the £4 off voucher. Everything was going well when I realised that I would struggle to reach £30 because of all the reduced I had. You need a lot of 10 and 20 p's to add up. Also, I had to do a bit of juggling because some of the items were being reduced in front of my eyes, so I had to put a few items back and pick up the cheaper ones. That mucked up my mathematics a bit. In the end I had to do a rough guestimate, thinking that I might just have enough in my trolley when I went to the checkout. Lucky guess it was £30.22p.  
I bought things that I don't immediately need, but will need at some point in the near future. Eight tins of rice pudding, you can't have too much of that. Other tins and jars that will keep. I bought a couple of boxes of bran flakes, though I have not bought any for months. I'm just about getting towards the end of my bulk buy from the Cash and Carry. A four pack of cider and a cheap bottle of wine went in the trolley. When I got to the bread counter I found a man marking down some of the baked instore cakes and tarts. Bugger, there goes my willpower out of the window. 10 and 20p, had to have some, though you will be pleased to know I have given some away. The postman was dead chuffed when I asked him if he would like a tart. A big grin on his face as he walked away.
I got cherry tomatoes for 10p, broccoli 25p, melon 10p, apricots 20p, bagged salad 17p, oh, and I got a full roast chicken for £1.62. A treat for the cats.  
I went to help Helen with a last tidy up today at the house. Her tenants move in on Monday. I was gobsmacked when she handed me this amazing gift.  
I never expected that at all, it was a total surprise. What a fabulous hamper she has put together, all carefully chosen because she knows what I like to eat. Even a card with sunflowers on it. I have enjoyed doing a little bit to help her, and didn't want anything in return. She had a big job on, the house was in an awful state, but she has worked hard to get it right.
It's the weekend again, I shan't be going far. Got to keep watering my sunflowers and veg, and watering for a friend who has gone away. I'll potter around the house, and do some sewing. Windows need cleaning if I can be bothered. Need to get the Dyson out, if I can be bothered. Need to think about my next big walk, will start researching that. Almost decided, need to check out distances and read maps. Might go to the library tomorrow. Have a nice weekend. Toodle pip 
  

14 comments:

  1. I am really not surprised Helen gave you such a thoughtful, kind gift - it is because you are such a thoughtful and kind person :)

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    1. What a lovely comment from you Compostwoman, thank you.

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    2. I mean it as well :) You are a lovely person and I am glad to know you :)

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  2. How thoughtful of Helen to show her appreciation with such a lovely and meaningful gift.
    I know you will enjoy all the goodies in the hamper.

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  3. Being kind is classy!! :) x

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    1. And unexpected kindness is tops!! Be horrible and it will come back to you :) x

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  4. How much is Tesco paying you?

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    1. Answer, not a bean, sponsored posts not accepted here. They give me nothing except points, and about to go out of date food at reduced prices, which I have to go and forage for. It is the nearest supermarket to me, therefore convenient to shop there. Other supermarkets are available.

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  5. Both of you are lucky to have the other. Enjoy the weekend.

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  6. Hi Ilona, you did make me laugh with the tart for the postie.
    I have booked the train down to Doncaster for Thursday and DS1 and I are having a cycle camping trip through Lincolshire and cycling home. If you are going to be about next weekendish we may be able to finally meet.
    Best wishes
    Brenda in the Boro

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    1. Hi Brenda. It would be good to meet. Not available on BH Monday though. Don't know if you have my mobi number. Send txt if you are in my neck of the woods. Think I have your email somewhere, on other computer. Can't remember.

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  7. Lovely hamper from your friend. Isn't it lovely when folk know what we would like for a gift and get it just right.

    'How much is Tesco paying you for this post' ..... I had to laugh at that one. I think they would pay you to stop letting folk know when to go and get all the yellow stickered bargains and how to work the system so it suits them and NOT Tesco.

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