Sunday, 12 March 2017

March Challenge - Day 12 - Oh dear I spotted some bargains



March Challenge Day 12.

Today we had Roast Pork for tea.






I need to buy bread again, so this  I went to Asda, I always check the clearance sections, two big cages had been brought out, full of reduced items, items which have basically had the packaging damaged in some way. No one was even looking at it.
I put as much as I could in my basket and then the store security man looked after my basket whilst I went out to get a trolley.




 Beans £1.00



10p a tin



More 10p tins




Two washing powders which I really didn't need to buy as I have plenty. £1.50 each.



4 x large bottles of still water 60p
4 x large bottles of sparkling water 70p
Lucozade pink lemonade - £1.25



4 packs of passata - £1.00

Peppermint tea - 10p
Tetley lemon and ginger - 85p



Some treats.

Crisps - 50p
Jaffa Cakes - 30p
Bounty bars - 50p
Milkybar - 50p
Crispy squares - 10p
5 x packs of oreo thins - 10p each


And also £1.00 for the bread.

Total spend £13.30

March spend so far £61.59 and we are only 12 days into March, I feel a fail coming on.


25 comments:

  1. oh, well, potential epic fail but you won't starve and your clothes will always be clean ~ lol ~ only one question though, how safe are those badly dented tins? I just threw out five!
    I don't miss pork at all, but do miss a nice piece of salty, crispy crackling now and again.

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    1. The crackling was lovely, as far as the tins go I check the rules on the web, I haven't poisoned us yet.I don't making a habit of buying them.

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    2. Well, those were indeed bargains!

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  2. You have to get those bargains while you can Marlene-x-

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  3. I love pork, hubby does not. I don't see your purchases as a fail, the overall savings are massive. We don't have an amount to spend each month, we just get what we can when it's available, so some times you will spend more than expected.

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  4. Heck, they are great bargains. I wouldn't hesitate to eat food from a dented tin... as long as it wasn't rusty or 'blown' it will be perfectly safe

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    1. I know totally agree, I know whats safe and whats not.

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  5. Wow, what bargains. Well done.
    xx

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  6. Well done you!! I'm with Deborah though with the tins - please be careful x

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  7. I'd fail, too, with those bargains!
    Debbie

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  8. Such a unbelievable amount of food for you 13 quid, Marlene, I can't wait to get to the UK this week!!!
    BTW, I told you I'd report back with the price of our milk on the island - £1.18 now and £1.27 from next month, per litre (1.7 pints), compared with Asda's £1.65 for 6 pints. I think we can all do the maths on that one!

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  9. even if you fail you've still done a million times better than me! unbelievable how you get your bargains, I rarely see anything even remotely that good. I don't begrudge you though, I'm glad you get them. Someone should, and I'd rather it was someone I know!
    xx

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    1. Thankyou Sadie that is a really kind thing to say, the way I look at it is that it is saving us in the long run xx

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  10. Crumbs, Marlene, I don't see your spend as a fail at all. You have so much food in stock that it can only help your spend in the long run. The bargains were too good to miss. I do buy slightly dented tins sometimes but use them up first. Usually the shop has only damaged them when re-stocking the shelves and they are soon snapped up. The only ones I don't buy are meat and fish as there can be a problem if air has got in.
    Thanks so much by the way for your comment on my blog asking how I am. I am starting to feel much better and will be back blogging very soon. I've just caught up with your March posts and they are wonderful! Do carry on :) xx

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    1. Thankyou Angie, lovely to here from you, looking forward to more posts from you xx

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  11. Brilliant buys :-)

    I wouldn't consider it a fail at all!! You should make a list of what the full retail price would have been for that little lot and you will see that in no way is it a fail. You could always aim to have the final week of March as a complete No Spend Week, meal plan to use up as many of the dented tins as you can and things from your store cupboard and freezer, that would lower the average weekly spend throughout the whole month.

    The easy way to check dented cans for safety, for anyone that is wondering, is to see if the ends are 'blown'. You will feel a definite 'give' in the tin and it will pop in and out as you press on it, that is the only sort of dented can never to eat from. With any other dented can just try to use them before any perfect cans in your cupboards.

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    1. Thankyou for your advice, I look on you as the expert in challenges I have always looked forward to your posts. Yes I aim to get back on track, tomorrow I will start doing a meal plan. People have left me a few comments in the past mentioned dented tins, but I have read up on all the guide lines, luckily mine have all been good.

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  12. I really wouldn't look upon it as a 'fail'. If it's going to get used and save you money in the long run then it's not wasted. As always, I stand in awe at your bargain hunting ability. X

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    1. Thankyou Jules, yes it does save so much in the long run x

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