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What does ‘price discrimination’ actually mean?

I just looked at chickens in Tesco, they are £4.00 each or 3 for £10. Why do you have to pay a 1/5 more if you only want one? Is this discrimination in favour of families or against single people?

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Frugal summer update

Money - Seeing the future

It’s summer in England but we have had almost constant rain so far. It’s not over though is it? We still have half of August left and if previous years is anything to go by we could have quite a mild Autumn right up to December. We can’t take chances though and so get out and enjoy it while you can especially if you have children on holiday from school. Think about the future though, retailers are and they have stock to get rid of, before summer comes to an end.

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Frugal Friday | Eat out or in

UK Money

Many families go for a takeaway meal on a Friday in the UK and a favourite is fish and chips. Many fish and chips shops dip the chips in batter so they will look more appetising and are cheaper to cook. They then encourage you to buy a medium sized portion that contains enough chips for 2 people.  You end up with a meal that is over 600 calories and loaded with fat. This is the Friday treat for many families and can work out quite expensive. I tend to be frugal on a Friday and try to save on meals, so I can enjoy something a little more special for Sunday lunch.  Egg and chips is a favourite for dinner on a Friday. (more…)


Frugal Friday | Cooking

chicken, potato and cabbage

Waste not want not

I was reading how many billions of pounds people waste by throwing away food. The meal in the picture was made from left over boiled potato fried to golden brown and I added some veggies and a chicken drumstick. Very frugal, quick, easy and delicious. I wish I had browned that chicken drumstick a little more though… (more…)


Frugal Friday | Saving Real Money

UK Pounds

Gold or Paper?

Which would you rather have the gold sovereign or the paper money shown in the picture? The paper money is going down in value by over 5% a year and the gold sovereign is going up in value. The gold sovereign is carried by the SAS (Special Air Service) because it’s like an international currency and generally recognised as being valuable throughout the world. In one country this week citizens were offered a chance to win $1,000 of gold for handing in dog poo! In other countries people have been buying gold bars from vending machines. (more…)


Frugal Friday | Winemaking 1

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Commercially wine tends to be made out of grapes because they contain more sugar, but many wines are made from apples, pear and other fruits. Winemaking was very popular a few years ago and most people made it from kits. There is no need for a kit and you can make it from fruit or  fruit juice from the supermarket. Forget those dusty old wine making books that tell you to use citric acid and raisins! You can do much better than that these days and make a wine that is comparable with the stuff you buy; but a lot cheaper! (more…)


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