Bargains in Aldi, Poundland and Matalan
The Aldi Super-Six is the same this week as last week. Button mushrooms (350g), clementines (600g), butternut squash, peppers (3), large vine tomatoes (450g) and fun size apples (7). They are all 69 pence each. Today’s special buys look more interesting, they have ladies leather gloves for 6.99.
They have a lot of things for Christmas, but the ladies boots (15.99) would be good if it snows (as long as it isn’t too deep). There are also ladies socks and pyjamas.
The Sunday special offers are good, they have men’s leather gloves for 4.99. I paid £12 for some the other day at Matalan! They have boots for men too and lots of other things to keep you warm this winter.
I haven’t been to Aldi yet this week. I have been to Matalan. I bought those leather gloves for £12 and they are good quality. I also got a new hat! That’s in black cord and really smart for £6. I bought an umbrella for £7 and it hasn’t rained since. They don’t call them pyjamas now, but I bought some of those. They were marked up at £14 on the big sign, but I had checked online before I went and they were £9 for the ones I wanted. I found them eventually, in with the ones £14 but marked up at £9 on the back of the pack. If you’re a regular reader, you’ll know I’m not vain enough to buy designer clothes. You’re paying for the name. Right? I make an exception for my boxer shorts. They are cut better, so I buy Pierre Cardin. They were 2 for £10 so not very cheap, but I can afford them, so I’m allowed a luxury!
While I was spending money, I thought I would pop into Poundland, before the anaesthetic wore off! I do have a fetish for pens and always buy a pack of pens, rollerballs ones this time. I actually went in for an ice scraper and it’s fancy with a LED light. I had 5 bags of crisps, but they’re not really as cheap as Aldi and have more salt. Microwave containers will be useful for a £1, I can store things in those for the freezer too. I bought a long-handled thing for cleaning car windows. I think that will be useful in winter for wiping the mist off at times. I’m finding the vapour drops I bought useful. You put a new drops on a hankie or tissue and it helps clear a stuffy nose. I can expect those to come in useful in the winter months. I also had some menthol sweets that do a similar thing. The Tetley one cup tea bags, I just had those to try them. They are OK, not quite as strong as my usual ones. I also had 3 cans of Pepsi. I know, the bill mounts up in there!
I didn’t spend any money hardly in October and I’m making up for it this month. Yesterday, my car sailed through the MOT. That cost me £65 to have it checked over and the MOT test too, so it’s good for the winter now.
I shall go to Aldi later and do some grocery shopping. I have to think about Christmas presents and food now. I need to go back to Matalan to look for presents. I changed my credit card 2 years ago and still haven’t used it. I did mean to use it in Matalan, but forgot again and used my debit card. It is better to keep them for emergencies or for goods that cost over £100 for the extra protection. I must try to remember it.
The advantage of being careful with money is that you have some in the bank when you do need a few things. You can live for today, but tomorrow comes soon enough and so prepare for tomorrow. I might have a look around the local markets this week too, that’s a good place for finding bargains, especially fruit and vegetables.
Please comment, if you have found some bargains or have something to say. There are also more blogs you might like on a zillion ideas today. There will be another financial blog tomorrow.