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Winter bargains and offers #thrifty

There is still some end of the year offers around and you can check them out online before you go to the store or shop online and have them delivered. The super-six at Aldi were still 19p yesterday so I had some parsnips to make a winter stew. Aldi also has lots of nice sausages and packs of four baking potatoes. Sausages and baked potatoes are a favourite meal for me and fortunately, Aldi does gluten-free sausages.  You do have to look very carefully for the gluten-free symbol and the same applies to products in the bigger supermarkets.

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Online shopping for bargains #thrifty

Bargains online

One of the first things I check before shopping online is the delivery costs. I checked out Home Bargains this morning and their delivery costs seemed reasonable but large items cost 7.99 to deliver so consider that before you order. There is only one parcel charge per order but realise your order could be split into two parcels, that is true for other online suppliers too.

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Price wars and dumping #thrifty

Price wars

The price wars between supermarkets continue to hold the prices of many basic foods down as the big supermarket chains try to hold on to their market share against stiff competition from discounters. Some products just get dumped into the market for various reasons; sometimes they aren’t very popular or supply outstrips demand. This applies to special buys in the discounters and also to many offers in the pound shops.

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January on a budget #thrifty

You can buy things with money, but it also has other uses. Money to some people is power and to others it’s security. They feel secure in the knowledge that they can afford to  enjoy Christmas and still have some money in January. We all tend to feel a little more secure  with money in the bank. (more…)


Black Friday week? #thrifty

Black Friday is s discount day in the US but seems to last a week in the UK. It is mostly US owned companies that make the offers such as Amazon who have deals on goods that have low production costs and a high markup like CD’s and DVD’s. Asda, according to their website, has ended their event… (more…)


Planning ahead #thrifty

I still haven’t bought any Christmas presents, but I’m looking out for suitable gifts. Many prices will go up closer to Christmas, so you can save money by getting your presents early. One idea is to buy a few smaller gifts and put them in a gift bag. You can get the gift bags from Poundland. (more…)


Is it really a bargain? #thrifty

Things might look like bargains in discounters like Aldi, Lidl and Poundland, but they aren’t always a bargain. We should always compare to other stores. (more…)


Summer bargains #thrifty

I had another good weekend, going to  events. I went to a community project and photographed a model railway, then on to West Bromwich Manor House on Saturday. Then on  Saturday night I went to a Big up the Black Country Event and photographed some local performers. (more…)


Thrifty Thursday bargain hunt

The Aldi super-six this week are grapes (snack pack 150g), garlic (4), iceberg lettuce, cherry tomatoes (250g), cucumber and Jersey Royal potatoes (450g). They are all 49p each and the offer lasts until the 3rd of July.

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Thrifty Thursday | thrifty ideas

The Aldi super-six this week are red onions (1kg), cherry plum tomatoes, (250g), Galia melon, Jersey Royal potatoes (450g), fun size apples (7) and green beans (220g). I got that wrong last week, they updated the website after I had written that post. You can always click the link to check though.

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Thrifty Thursday | Keeping down foods costs

The Aldi super-six this week are plums (400g), fun-sized apples (9), kiwi fruit (8), cocktail vine tomatoes (250g), red onions (1kg) and sweet potatoes (750g). They are all 69p each.That’s the same as last week.

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Thrifty Thursday | more bargains

The Aldi super-six this week are plums (400g), fun-sized apples (9), kiwi fruit (8), cocktail vine tomatoes (250g), red onions (1kg) and sweet potatoes (750g). They are all 69p each. I’ve never tried sweet potatoes…

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Sheep, shepherds and shopping

Money

Here in the UK, the post Christmas sales have started. They are selling off the junk that wouldn’t sell at Christmas. People were queuing overnight in places, to try to pick up ‘bargains’. Are they bargains? Is that pair of designer jeans that was marked up at over a hundred pounds and now half price; a bargain? Look at the label that says where they were made, rather than the hyped up designer label.

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