First of all a big massive thankyou to lovely Patricia from here.
She has celebrated her 10th blogiversary.
She hosted a giveaway and offered an extremely generous prize of a £30 Amazon gift voucher.
I had a wonderful surprise when I checked my email this morning, I was lucky and won it.
I have a massive Amazon wish list, so I got right in there and had a little book buying spree, when they have all arrived I will show what I bought.
Once again thankyou Patricia, you made my day x
As I mentioned last week I do an order for Approved Foods three maybe four times a year.
My order was not included in my new monthly lower the grocery spend challenge as it was paid for in August.
Anyway this is what I received today.
A few naughty treats.
Even some treats for my feathered friends.
As written on the Approved foods invoice
Total inc postage £67.98.
Total RRP £171.66
Saved on Goods £112.18
Also since Friday I bought a few more things, bringing September total up to £26.75.
I have decided I have an addiction to Bargains and need to get a grip , looking through the cupboards they are packed as is the freezer. I have several hundreds of pounds sat in the cupboards.
So I am going to stop spending now, the permanent budget for groceries is going to be £100 a month, that's it, no more.
I will do it.
My son needs a few ingredients for baking which I have run out of so he is going up to get those later, only a few things though, so unless it is something I have run out of and need for a recipe, I will only be buying the essentials like dairy, fruit , veg and salad.
So time to tackle the cupboards and stop spending.
The only other thing I will be picking up from the Supermarket are freebies from coupons.
I have made up a meal plan which will see me through several weeks. I don't stick to certain things on certain days I will just decide which meal I will do the night before.
So the menu is:
Stirfry ( we had this tonight)
Jacket Potato, cheese & beans,
All day breakfast
A few roast's
Salads - I like a salad at least twice a week