Thrifty Thursday: Back to school?
The Aldi super-six this week are peaches (4/5), large vine tomatoes (500g), snack pack grapes (170g), green beans (220g), plums (500g) and baking potatoes (4 pack). They are all 69p and the offer ends on the 13th August.
I have been to Aldi this week. I had those peaches, they were bruised and not very good; so check those as you buy them. I have found that my local Aldi has got a lot busier, and they need to rearrange the store to make more space near the popular items, like fruit, veg and meat.
Today’s special buys includes Medion tablet computers and a smart phone. They have 3 year warranties. I think all goods in the UK should have 3 year warranties, by law. Politicians in the UK talk about sustainability, but do nothing about it. The special buys at Aldi today also includes lots of stationary for kids. You’ll find a lot of that stationary cheaper in Poundland.
The Sunday special buys this week are related to fitness. If you get aches and pains like me, that ibuprofen gel is worth buying. The activity tracker for 29.99 looks interesting. I’m hoping to photograph a charity bike ride on Saturday, that will be my activity for the week…
The Aldi School Shop event is on today too. Buying back to school clothes can be expensive and so it’s a good idea to take advantage of these offers. They have pens and pencils too.
Asda has a back to school shop too, at George. Most supermarkets are trying to attract customers with children so check prices and compare.
Tesco has a school shop too with a lot of choice and even advice; again compare prices and quality.
Check Poundland out for things like lunch boxes, pens and pencils.
Matalan has back to school shops for boys and girls. They might have more choice.
Looking around the different school shops, Aldi appear to be the cheapest and Matalan appear to have the most choice. It’s good to buy early, to get the best prices and a good choice.
I’m sure the kids don’t want to think about back to school, but want to enjoy their summer holiday. There are lots of things to help in Poundland. Games like speed badminton have been on special offer in Aldi and Poundland and help to keep them fit.
Look for cheap and free days out for kids this holiday too. I went to a fun day on Monday and although there are rides that cost money and thing like ice creams to tempt them, it’s a relatively cheap day out. If money is really short take them to nature reserves to explore the woods or museums to explore our history. Art galleries have events for children too. You can also buy a cheap bag of compost from Aldi and introduce them to the delights of germinating seeds. Encourage them to save the seeds from the things they eat like tomatoes and see if they will germinate in warm, damp compost. You can even be more adventurous and try to germinate a seed from a peach or melon. I grew my own peach tree that way!
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