Bargains to save even more money
The Aldi super six this week are cherry tomatoes (250g), broccoli, snack pack grapes (150g), carrots (1Kg), savoy cabbage and onions (1Kg). They are all 49p each. That offer starts today and lasts until the 25th of September.
The weather is getting colder in the UK and so I’ll be thinking about soups and stews again soon. I don’t have to do shopping this week, because I stocked up on Tuesday. I bought some work gloves, 2 pairs for £2.99; they were a bargain and ideal for doing the garden. I find that the herbs and spices in Aldi are often half the price of other supermarkets and so watch out for those. They often have basil plants too. Now is a good time to split those up, but they like it really warm and it’s going a little cool. One of mine has flowers on it.
In with the Thursday special buys, is some pipe insulation. That could stop your pipes freezing and maybe save money too, if you put it around hot water pipes. There are spring flowering bulbs too. I might get some daffodil bulbs. I have to dig up some bluebells and move them. I could have bluebells and daffodils in spring! The Sunday special buys include lots of cleaning stuff. There is a slow cooker for £12.99. That is handy for cooking winter stews for the family. I find cooking a stew warms my kitchen and it’s cheaper to use gas than electricity.
I had a twin pack of back bacon from Aldi for £2.75, but if you’re not fortunate enough to live near a discount supermarket watch out for multi offers in the larger supermarkets. Asda is doing 2 packs of back bacon for £4.00. Tesco has a similar deal on bacon, but they do a cheaper everyday bacon too. They also do multi-bags of back bacon. You can actually buy 8 X 200 gram packs for £9.00. I like the idea of a smaller pack, because I could use the pack up quicker. But 8 of them? I suppose you could freeze them…
I bought a bottle of wine in Aldi for Christmas. That will save a few quid in December. My freezer is full of food now and so I’ll keep it full, it’ll use less electricity and I’ll have enough food to last through Christmas.
When I was in Matalan I picked up a voucher that gave me £10 off when I spent £25.00 online. I had two pairs of Pierre Cardin boxers, a sweater and a tee shirt for £26, less my discount plus postage and paid £19.50. I like the sweater, I needed a new one for the winter. Matalan have a few bargains in their homeware sale too, including half price towels.
I don’t like Ikea because they have Bank Holiday sales and cause traffic jams near my house. They have the odd bargain though. They have some things for students starting college this year. I can’t see scented candles being of much use, but an alarm clock for a pound would be useful. If you have students starting college, check out Poundland for stationary too. I had a project book, which is great for notes on big projects like writing a dissertation. Get a diary too so you can make a note of when papers and assignments are due to be handed in.
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- Aldi Weekly Ad: September 11 – 17 (faithfulprovisions.com)
- Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou plans to build budget grocery store business (itradein.com)
- Food sales at discounters to double as budget supermarket brands come of age (telegraph.co.uk)
- There’s Always Aldi (simonjohnsonofclowne.wordpress.com)