Thrifty Thursday UK | This weeks bargains
The Aldi super-six today are plums (400g), peaches (4/5), large vine tomatoes (450g), sweet corn (2), salad potatoes (1Kg) and runner beans (250g). They are all 69p. The salad potatoes are nice if you cook a few whole and in their skins. Boil them until they are just cooked, don’t over-cook them. Serve with lots of delicious runner beans with a peach and a plum for dessert…
Aldi has some pork mince (500g) for £1.49, that would be OK, stir fried with onion and rice, add a little soy sauce and 5 spice, then toss in some frozen peas. Included in today’s special buys are bean sprouts in a jar and ready to wok noodles (89p). When I ask my Chinese friends what they have been eating it’s nearly always rice and noodles, so you can do a really authentic Chinese meal this week. Those stir fry sauces on offer today are really delicious too. I tried one of those not long ago. Get a tin of lychees (255g) for 99p and you can have those for dessert! I did buy some of those once, but I gave them to a Chinese student, they say they are delicious. I must try them.
I had grapes from Aldi last week for £1.09, they are delicious and a good subject for a photo! They have photos frames (6X4 inches) in today’s special buys for £2.99. They might be worth checking out. I usually have my photo frames from Poundland though.
Sunday’ special buys are all for people who are into fishing. I like the look of the fishing bag for £10.99. I might check that out. It looks like it might make a really good camera bag! The men’s fishing vest (£11.99) looks good too. There’s not enough room in the pockets for camera lenses though! It’s worth looking through the ‘while stocks last’ stuff too. The clippers for cutting hair could save some families a fortune. You might make a few quid with those cutting your friend’s kids hair too.
If your kids are bored with the school holiday already get them some pens or pencils from Poundland and a sketch pad. They might grow up to be artists! You can also get them notebooks to take notes on their outings through the hols. Look up your local council on the internet. Many charge for activities, but there are free activities for the summer. I looked at a performance of Romeo and Juliet, they want people to book for it and pay in advance and it’s outdoors. I think it was £12.00. In a deprived area like this, that seems expensive. They should do better concessions and discounts if the weather is crap. Family tickets wouldn’t be a bad idea either. They couldn’t organise a picnic in a brewery could they?
Asda is always worth checking out for clothes. Families with kids need to check out the school clothes now.
I looked at the Matalan sale, but it didn’t excite me very much. The bone china mugs are half price at £1.75. I had some of those, but with a nice pattern. I’m down to my last two now. I could do with some new ones so I can dumb all my old ones. I do my writing with a china mug at my side, a phone, note pads and pens. The mug gets filled with tea in between paragraphs!
That’s it for today, hunt those bargains down this week because we all have to save money. The economy is still in a mess. Try to spend your money locally too, rather than on imports, that’ll help far more than fracking…
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