Thrifty Thursday | Every little helps
It’s true, every little saving does mount up. A couple of pence off the the cost of a litre of petrol or a few pence of the cost of a kilogram of chicken; whatever, it all mounts up. I’ve been getting petrol from Morrison’s and I have a card to collect points; 5,000 gets me £5.00 I’m told.
I’m not impressed with Morrison’s latest offer though. You spend £40 (or more) every week in Morrison’s and save your till receipts in a ‘collector card’. You need 6 receipts to collect a £25 voucher off your Christmas shopping. If you buy some things for Christmas over the next 6 weeks like the tins of chocolate they have on offer for £4.99, you might just do it. I think the offer discriminates against single people especially the elderly, so I don’t like it. I also suspect that prices will go up to pay for it.
I am never impressed with Tesco. They have some huge turkeys they say are half price, but most of the good offers are multi buy offers; check them out online before you go, here.
Asda has those tins of chocolates that Morrison’s have on offer but they are £4.00; 99p cheaper than Morrison’s. Like Tesco there are lot’s of multi buy offers. I like Lynx deodorant and the gift sets are 2 for £8.00; that’s a welcome present for men. Now you know what to buy me! Find those here. You can find the rollbacks here. I want a dozen Carling black label for my guests at Christmas.
Lidl have carrots for 29p a kilo this weekend! I think I could be making carrot soup again! The baking potatoes are 69p a kilo, they go down well at a firework party. Chicken legs are £1.89 a kilo this week, down from £1.99 so if I’m passing I’ll get some of those. The bargains at Lidl can be found here. The Carlsberg Export are £8.29 for 15 (£2.01 per litre) those might be worth considering because they are small 275ml bottles. Offers vary from store to store at Lidl so it’s a good idea to look at the website and enter your post code.
If you are thrifty you can save money in a lot of different ways. I paid my car insurance for the year rather than pay an extra 10% to pay monthly. I have no debts and so don’t pay interest on debt but collect interest on my investments. I have been told to ‘live for today’ but I’m benefiting from being thrifty and frugal in the past. If you are thrifty for a year or two, you tend to benefit for decades afterwards. There are more blogs on my Home Page.