Tuesday, 10 January 2017

Christmas Bargains


In Asda they are selling of a few different designs of Christmas cards for 25p a pack, as I love Robins I thought I would have some of that design, at the till they were actually scanning for 10p per pack so I stocked up.





I had 14 packs.


Also these little cards were coming out at 5p per pack.




So I had 20 packs.

I didn't feel I was being greedy as there was a whole shelf full left .

I thought the smaller ones I could  cut down a bit and make into gift tags.


So that is 280 of the Robin cards for £1.40 
And 300 of the other ones for £1.00

I'd say that was £2.40 well spent.
It all saves money in the long run.
I have two cardboard boxes full of card making items and once they are used up I am not buying anymore, I will just keep some blank cards for recycling any Birthday or Christmas cards we get. So I am going to start making a few cards up every week now. 
By the time I have finished I shan't be buying cards or gift tags for several years.


Also today I picked up some magazines from freecycle.


33 Country Life magazines.
Cover price is £3.20  so over £100  worth .
I am looking forward to reading these.






I also have the Good Food and Gardeners World ones to read which I picked up before Christmas.



So plenty many hours of lovely reading for me.
Just because we are living simply it doesn't mean we have to go without.

26 comments:

  1. I do wish people around here would get rid of their magazines on freecycle. I do enjoy a browse of Country Life but am loathe to buy it at that price. That's a LOT of cards but I'm sure you'll make good use of them. X

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    1. They look really good I am really looking forward to reading them, right up my street xx

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  2. Gosh...that's a lot of cards to play with....have fun-x-

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  3. What a great bargain on the cards. I never think to go on freecycle, a great haul with the magazines.

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    1. It is surprising what you find on there.

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  4. I never buy mags full price - they are horrendous money. Well done.
    xx

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    1. No they are such a silly price, I am well chuffed with my reading material xx

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  5. What a lovely haul! The cards would be great to keep in for the grandchildren for next Christmas as they send so many. I must take a look in Asda if I can get there within the next few days Marlene. Thanks for the tip :) The mags are lovely too and should keep you reading for a while. I bet the CS would be glad of them afterwards too x

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    1. Yes they would, there was a lady buying some the same time as me I told here they were ringing up on the till at 5p and she was well pleased she said they were ideal for the children. The lady who I got the magazines from said the charity shop wouldn't take them that's why she put them on freecycle. I will put on freecyle when I have finished with them. xx

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  6. Wow thats alot of cards lol, great bargain find thou, i stocked up on gift bags in the 25p poundland sale couldnt resit at that price, yet to buy cards or paper thou, probably non left now
    sammie xx

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  7. I gave away 50-odd Country Living mags on freecycle recently. I didn't really think anyone would take them and was so pleased when someone did. No reason why they shouldn't be read again and handed around!

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    1. Absolutely that's what recycling is all about, I shall pass them on again when I have finished with them.

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  8. I took some specialist American craft magazines to our local charity shop only to discover later on that they'd sent them directly to recycling without even offering them on the shelves. I know people would want them for the patterns, so why did they accept them if that was their intention?
    Those robin cards are very pretty and will not date at all.

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    1. That is not very good I am sure someone would have loved them, charity shops are far too picky they should be grateful for all donations. Yes that's what I thought about the Robin cards.

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  9. Excellent result on the cards. I love freecycle- everything I decluttered over Christmas went to new homes that way and I got a big 2017 diary for me.
    Arilx

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  10. Those are wonderful bargains, but best of all, the Country Life magazines from Freecycle!!!
    Margaret P

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    1. I am looking forward to reading those.

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  11. I love good bargain. Well done that girl!

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  12. I have about 200 of 25 beautiful homes and ideal home to get rid. Shame I can't give them to you!

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  13. That's a great find from freecycle as well as saving the landfills from extra rubbish. I haven't read a Country Living mag for a couple years, but did used to really enjoy it xx

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    1. It is brilliant isn't it I really love freecycle and recycling in any way. xx

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