Wednesday, 27 December 2017

Didn't I do well



Hello dear readers, I hope you have all had a wonderful Christmas.

We have had a lovely few days. Christmas Eve afternoon we enjoyed playing some board games.




In the evening we watched a film.

Christmas day was wonderful, we all received lovely gifts and far to much food was eaten.

My gifts...




The electric toothbrush will come in handy as I have all these to scoff.




This Robin for the garden is made from recycled materials.





Some more crystal for my collection.


Some more hanging ones.




A lovely notebook and a lovely book.




I just love Nigel Slater.



And Nigella.




Yesterday I had to pop up to the pharmacy at Morrison's, and off course I couldn't resist a quick look around the store to see if there were any good bargains.

I only came home with a few things, but worth picking up.
2 fruit baskets, was £5.00 I paid £1.00




Parsnips 10p



Potatoes 25p




Today we walked up to Asda, instinct told me I should take up the shopping trolley just in case there were lots of bargains, and there were.

Brocolli, tomatoes, coleslaw, grapes, peaches and nectarines all 10p each.



Sausage rolls and tarts 10p.





Falafels and Steak Pie 10p.



Several packs of cooked chicken, breast and slices. 
Ideal for pies, stews, curry etc. 










Fish 30p 






There was also a couple of salmon fillets, but I forgot to take a picture of them. 

There were lots of toiletries half price or less but I have rather a lot of soaps and shower gels, so I only picked up one box of the nivea shower gels.

£2.00 in the sale...



These Christmas cake kits were reduced to £2.00

The date on them is February but, it will keep longer than that.
Not a thing I would usually pick up but at that price why not.






If I had paid full price for all of today's shop it would have cost £62.67
I paid £6.80


Both my freezers are now full, as before Christmas I did some batch cooking and  filled them up with some home made ready meals.

The supermarkets are still full of panetonne, mince pies, christmas puddings, biscuits, and lots of chocolates etc.

Tomorrow I am going to have a final look around to see if I can get some more vegetables, even though I have no room in the freezer and have plenty in the fridge, if I find any at a ridiculous price they will come home with me and be put in the shed where they will keep for several weeks. I am also hoping to get another panetonne or two, and if there is any mincemeat, or Christmas pudding or some nice tins of biscuits I will grab those as well.

This yellow sticker shopping saves us so much money.

We woke up to snow again this morning, but if we get snowed in a least we won't go hungry.

27 comments:

  1. Great yellow ticket finds! I got a few on Christmas Eve. Lots of veggies which was good. Love the robin- very unique :)

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  2. Hello Gillie, I stopped following your blog as I thought you had given up but I am so please to see you back and of course will be following you again. Love your new blog look, purple is my favourite colour. Well done on your bargains. Yes the Robin is different.

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  3. What great bargains you found. Well done.
    Renée

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    1. Thankyou Renee, it all helps save the pennies.

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  5. Wow - nearly fell off the bed reading this. we never, never, never, ever get sale prices like this in New Zealand!! Incredible bargains! (even the before prices to me look pretty cheap!). Great shopping!

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    1. I was very lucky, we got there at the right time.

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  6. I can't even bear to think about going food shopping at the moment Marlene even for bargains as good as yours and they are amazing.
    Mad or not I am off to Ikea tomorrow to pick up my new sewing table/desk which unfortunately is not in the sale :(
    Hugs-x-

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    1. We need to save money so it is a must, although I do agree I am sick of food at the moment.x

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  7. Such lovely gifts you received! And, you really found some amazing bargains, too. Happy holidays, Pat

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    1. Thankyou Pat yes I had some wonderful gifts.

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  8. Fantastic yellow sticker shopping Marlene x I love that Nigel Slater book - might spend my Christmas money on the Nigella one!! Love anything robiny! X

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    1. Hi Rachel, the Nigella one I thought was better than some of her others full of light simple recipes.
      I adore Robins. x

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  9. Fantastic markdowns, Marlene. How exciting. It looks like you received some lovely Christmas gifts, too.

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    1. Thankyou Stephenie, I love a bargain, it means our money can be saved or spent on more enjoyable things, and yes I was very pleased with my lovely gifts.

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  10. I love a good bargain and yours are incredible. Perhaps you could put some of the money that you saved in a jar for next Christmas. 10% of your savings each time would soon mount up to a nice little jar full.

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    1. Thankyou Cherie, that is a good idea, I usually save up any vouchers I have used from surveys and I also try to buy things throughout the year to keep the cost down, and I will save change throughout the year.

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  11. You had some beautiful gifts, loved the Robin. Well done on the yellow stickers, an amazing saving.

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    1. Thankyou I am very grateful for the lovely gifts, and yes good savings on the shopping.

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  12. Lovely presents (I love the crystal dish) and wow, what food bargains! I love those fruit boxes, they really were a bargain. I'd have given the Christmas cake box a miss though, but hard to turn down when it's £2 ... you could the icing and marzipan (I don't like bought icing and marzipan, I make my own) but you could use the rest of the stuff in cakes, it doesn't have to make a Christmas cake, does it? Just a rich fruit cake. But wonderful bargains. Of course, they are items you'd perhaps not buy anyway, unless they were reduced, but still marvellous savings, Marlene, and hopefully they're still OK to freeze.
    Margaret P

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    1. Hello Margaret, the crystal piece was a tea light holder, I shall put it out in the living room after I have cleared the Christmas things away, and the sun will shine in on the beautiful colours, I have a few pieces of crystal now. Yes there were a lot of things I wouldn't usually buy like all the cooked chicken, but it will make for a cheap stew, casserole or even covered in gravy for a roast, its all about spending as little as possible and the moment but still living well, every thing is now in the freezer so I have plenty to be going on with now, yes the cake could just be made into a rich fruit cake.

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  13. Fab bargains and I'm a fan of your blog . I'm thinking of buying an electric toothbrush my gums have been achy all Xmas.

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    1. Hello I am so pleased you are enjoying my blog.
      The toothbrush was a very good present, I can highly recommend it, It does a fantastic job.

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  14. Hi, wow what fabulous bargains. The Robertson mincemeat is 50p in Sainsburys i bought 4 jars yesterday. And the Christmas puddings are 50p. Hope that helps. Happy bargain hunting today.

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    1. Thankyou Donna, we do have all the major supermarkets here living in the city, I tend to stick to Morrison's and Asda as they are only a short distance away. You managed a few bargains, I would love to find some more puddings and mincemeat, there is still lots to be marked down yet so will look again later.

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  15. Wow ... okay you win the title Queen of the Yellow Stickers :-)

    You got some fantastic bargains there!!

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    1. Thankyou Sue that was one of my luckier days.

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