Friday, 6 January 2017


Today I added another £11.44 to my total.

So total spend for January £21.82




I didn't need the ketchup but this big bottle was reduced to £1.68 and has Sept date on it. The Cereal I didn't need as we have lots of Muesli but I can only eat so much of that until I get fed up with it, cereals are expensive so I will pick one up if there is a good offer.




 I had to pay full price today, no bargains apart from the ketchup.
We are going out on Sunday which is my normal shopping day for the reductions, but I wasn't going to get any this week anyway.


Next week I will just need bread & milk, and some toilet rolls.

Tonight's tea from the stores will be a pasta dish with the above garlic bread.



Tomorrow will be Omelette and spicy bean salad.
We are out on Sunday ( I will post about that next week).

Then I had a quick look in the first drawer of the freezer.


Monday will be cottage pie - which is already made in the freezer with some vegetables.
Tuesday Sausage, egg & chips.
Then I will work out what's next on Monday.




28 comments:

  1. I need to replenish a few things in my store cupboard now so I will be out looking for bargains tomorrow.
    Ooooh you have set me off now....I fancy sausage, egg and chips. So simple but so comforting-x-

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    1. We don't eat chips very often, but sausage, egg and chips is nice, and like you say simple and comforting x

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  2. I have a very small shopping list for Sunday, I like to play hunt the bargain too,milk, bread, veg and fruit. I like to start the winter with full stocks and then slowly work through it. In the summer I will empty and deep clean the pantry, defrost the freezer and then start filling it all up again.

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    1. It is comforting to know you have good stocks for the winter months.

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  3. I still haven't done my weekly shop! I will be checking the cupboards before I make my list. I've managed to make this evenings meal from what I have in - Homity pie with cabbage and carrots. Egg and chips sounds good. X

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    1. Your meal sounds very good, and well done for shopping from the cupboards xx

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  4. Forget the food - I love your little terracotta pot. What's in it, Marlene?
    Margaret P

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    1. Hi Margaret, I didn't picture it very well did I , it is a garlic pot.

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    2. It's a lovely pot, Marlene!

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  5. I am now desperately trying to empty the freezers, I fear that this could take some time.

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    1. I know exactly how you feel, but you say freezers so you have more than one then.

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  6. I went to the market and called in Iceland today. They had Christmas stuff reduced and I had to stop myself picking it up.

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  7. Hello, have been reading your inspiring blog for a while now Marlene. One of my new year's resolutions is to get more tech savvy and actually comment and maybe start my own blog. Like yourself I am a massive yellow/ orange sticker fan and feel my day isn't complete without hunting at least one down. My local Co op is hit and miss sometimes posh individual pies in boxes for 39p other times on 10p off nice foil packed ready meals an hour before closing. The meals will be binned which is such a waste. The manager seems just to give robotic corporate answers as to why this happens. Anyway sorry to ramble. A belated happy new year. I look forward to many happy reads if your lovely blog.

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    1. Hello Nat, lovely to see you commenting, thankyou so much for your kind words. Oh please do start a blog you it would be great to see another bargain hunter. I had someone else mention managers the other day, they were saying how they would rather bin it, it is just crazy, really makes me annoyed. Happy New Year to you to Nat x

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  8. I love food posts, always inspiring.

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  9. My New Years resolution is to remember to take stuff out of the freezer to use! Last year I seemed to always be stuffing stuff in! My defence is that freezers are far more efficient when crammed!

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  10. Still haven't done a weekly shop yet. But have picked a few bits up mainly for the stock cupboard. That laundry liquid I posted about is non bio if you fancy trying it
    Sammie xx

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    1. You are doing well Sammie, yes I will take a look at the laundry liquid when I need some more thankyou xx

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  11. That's not a bad spent for your first week Marlene and you have some lovely meals on your planner too. Now you've made me crave egg and chips! One to go on my plan for next week, I think :) xx

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    1. Thankyou Angie I will take it a few days at a time xx

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  12. thought of you in Asda yesterday, saw a section of reduced stuff and thought 'Marlene would be in there like a shot'! I can't be bothered, which I know is a bad attitude, but I just can't! I was trying to remember the shopping list that I'd failed to write down and trying not to get distracted. Failed. I forgot goats' cheese and walnuts, for my plan of beetroot, goats' cheese and walnut salad! ha ha. I am rubbish.

    Hope you have a lovely weekend, and enjoy eating out tomorrow. xx

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    1. I am the same Sadie if it is not written down I can't remember, your salad would have been lovely, perhaps you can do it next week instead.
      Looking forward to a day out tomorrow, I shall blog about it next week, have a nice rest of the weekend xx

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  13. Hi! Just wanted to introduce myself. I found your blog via Mamasmercantile and am your newest follower. Love reading about thrifting and getting good buys as well as using things up. Your blog looks right up my alley. R/sharon

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    1. Hi Sharon, Hello & welcome, hope you enjoy reading xx

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