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More Thursday Thrifty shopping

The Aldi super-six this week are braeburn apples (6), mango, kiwis (8), plums (400g), pineapple and oranges (6). They are all 69p each. Those are all packed with useful vitamins. We all need extra vitamin C now the winter is finally coming to an end. Spring begins with the Spring equinox, next Wednesday.

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Thrifty Ideas for Thursday

The Aldi super-six this week are chantenay carrots (500g), white cabbage, little gem lettuce (2), spring onions, lemons (3) and celery. They are all 49p each. If you’re making a winter soup or stew you can add the carrots, white cabbage or the celery. White cabbage and celery give a stew a nice flavour.

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Thrifty ideas for Valentines Day

The super-six at Aldi this week are; savoy cabbage, mild onions (3), beetroot (500g), lemons (3), carrots (1Kg) and broccoli (350g). They are all 39p each. That’s the same as last week. I had the broccoli last week; packed with vitamin C. I like the turkey mince and that was reduced from £1.75 to £1.25, so I have a few packs of that in my freezer now.  That’s quite versatile, you can make cottage pies with it or even do stir fry.

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Preparing for a frugal Christmas

Money - Seeing the future

I have been reading about getting presents for Christmas and many of the suggestions involve parting with serious amounts of money. Many people need to cut back this year. People are supposed to be short of money in a recession, but it seems not everyone needs to cut back. I shall show you before Christmas how to send Christmas Greetings for free, by using a suitable photo with Merry Christmas on it and posting it on Facebook. That’ll save a few bleeding postage stamps.

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Thrifty Thursday | Famous Names

Sardine salad

Salad

It has gone quite warm in England this week with temperatures over 15C. This means I can eat salads and save on fuel bills! I did this sardine salad with chips and peas. The sardines were 38p a tin from Aldi, I bought 5 tins to stock up. My young friend said they would be no good because they weren’t a famous name; he also prefers the more expensive Tesco to Aldi. Just because a product has a famous name or comes from a supermarket that has built an image by spending our money in advertising doesn’t mean the product is any better. This particularly applies to things like eggs and bananas!


Thrifty Thursday | Changing times

Aldi

 

Aldi

I went to Aldi again this week in search of  few bargains! They sell Bank’s beer in my local Aldi which is a popular beer around this neck of the woods. I see the guys buy a few bottles which is very different from years ago when they would go to the pub for a few pints. Pubs keep closing down or going up market and serving meals. Some are showing sport as people go to sporting events less and prefer to watch them on TV. Men certainly seem to spend more time at home rather than in the pub.

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Thrifty Thursday | Little emergencies

 

Saving for emergencies

We try to be thrifty and frugal and then when an unexpected expense comes along it’s not a disaster. I’ve had a little trouble with my car and the EMU, Electronic Management Unit appears to have a fault. This could be expensive! The light is coming on intermittently and so it could be a little damp getting into the unit or wiring, no need to panic!


Vouchers | Use them just like money

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Money

I wrote about the nature of money earlier. I know, two blogs in one day! The Bank of England issues notes and the Royal Mint issues coins; this is money. The government also issues bonds and they are paper and valuable and so just as good as money and can be exchanged for money. Originally, money was gold and silver and both gold and silver can still be exchanged for money. Even private companies can now print their own money in the form of vouchers and even make electronic money in the form of vouchers.

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