I like chicken and chips, but sometimes I like fish for a change. It is a little expensive, but after having a lot of frugal meals like egg and chips I can have what I want! (more…)
Live for today!
People tell me to ‘live for today’ and spend my money. I have been careful and now have the money to pay cash for things and so I don’t need to pay that extra £50 for the privilege of paying my car insurance monthly. I don’t go for ‘interest free credit’ because I know the interest is included in the price. I don’t like contracts because it’s a pain to read all that small print and that’s where the scam usually is! (more…)
Comet and Snapfish
When I received a email from Comet this morning saying I could get 99 photo prints for 99p; it sounded good. I clicked the link and it went to Snapfish, it appears I’m already registered and I logged in; no 99p deal, it disappeared. I assume that is bait for people they deem new customers and hence people not yet suckered. I thought take a look around, I had just entered the ‘Enchanted’ photograph above in a photographic contest and so looked at getting it printed on canvas. (more…)
I’ve used my photograph of colourful chicken and chips again to remind you to buy colourful food when shopping this week. Broccoli and carrots are loaded with vitamins and you should also look out for colourful fruits too. At Asda (UK equivalent of Wal-Mart) this week the bananas and apples seem a bargain, choose the Smart price ones. I compared fresh vegetables with frozen and the frozen looked cheaper until I checked the fresh smart price ones and they were cheaper still. The potatoes were all different prices but the Smart Price British potatoes at just over 38p a kilogram were the cheapest. Check prices by the kilogram as a guide. According to their website Asda has around 30 different types of potato and over 200 products related to potatoes! I have to admit those chips in the photograph were oven chips and done with Asda’s own crinkle cut oven chips. (more…)
Digital photography can be quite thrifty and a great hobby for the kids. It’s worth buying them their own digital camera. The local park is a great place to begin taking pictures. Incidentally, my previous Thrifty blogs have their own page and there are still lots of thrifty ideas there. I am using a blog with a permalink this week so I can write it in advance. (more…)