Thrifty Thursday: Saving money
The Aldi super-six this week are courgettes (500g), salad potatoes (1Kg), nectarines (4/5), cocktail vine tomatoes (250g), cauliflower and chestnut mushrooms (250g). They are all 69p each.
The super-six meat offers includes sirloin steak in red wine and shallot sauce (390g) for 5.99.
Today’s special buys are mostly food, but they do have a pressure sprayer for the garden. The last one I had from there broke before I could use it. I’ll try again and see if these are any stronger. I need to spray my runner beans, I have a black fly invasion. At least I won’t need to buy veggies for this weekend, I’ll be having fresh ones from the garden…
Sunday’s special buys are mostly ladies clothing, but they also have slug pellets and ant powder. With a heat wave forecast we might be battling more creepy crawlies… I might have the fly spray. I have an electric fly killer, but a spray is sometimes useful. They have the electronic fly killers for 7.99 too.
The latest craze for kids is loom bands. They have them at Poundland, watch out for a 4 for £3 offer. Be careful with those, one kid was blinded when the bit of plastic shot into his eye after the loom was stretched and released.
It seems that people are still struggling to make ends meet and so discount stores are getting busier. With banks charging 20% interest on credit cards and only paying 1.5% on the new ISA’s it’s not surprising that people have to shop around. The banks need the money though, to pay their fines for mis-selling and fiddling the LIBOR rate.
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For a cold drink during the heat wave. Pour some cold (black) tea over ice cubes until the glass is half full, add a dash of raspberry juice and top up with cheap lemonade. It’s less fizzy than having just lemonade and so quenches the thirst better, it also tastes much better and it’s cheaper too!