The Aldi super-six this week are plums (500g), satsumas (600g), cox apples (6-10 pack), mixed peppers (3), butternut squash and mushrooms (380g). They are all 69p and the offer lasts until the 5th of November. (more…)
The Aldi super-six this week are chantenay carrots (500g), parsnips (600g), cauliflower, leeks (500g), mild onions (4 pack) and baking potatoes (4 pack). They are all 69p. Those for useful for winter stews. (more…)
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. That offer ends on the 30th July.
The Aldi super-six this week includes salad potatoes (1Kg), chantenay carrots (500g), cherry tomatoes (300g), leeks (500g), parsnips (750g) and cauliflower. They are all 49p each. I was told yesterday that there is a £5 coupon in the Sun newspaper for Aldi. I don’t like coupons and I really don’t like the Sun… (more…)
Saving for emergencies
We try to be thrifty and frugal and then when an unexpected expense comes along it’s not a disaster. I’ve had a little trouble with my car and the EMU, Electronic Management Unit appears to have a fault. This could be expensive! The light is coming on intermittently and so it could be a little damp getting into the unit or wiring, no need to panic!
Fish and chips
A leaflet dropped through my letterbox yesterday for a fish and chips shop. This is our national dish in Britain and the price was over five pounds! Ouch! My eggs, chips and peas cost about 60p! That’s a big difference, especially for a family with children. There is 20% VAT on fish and chips and they aren’t gluten free like my meal. Even the local bakery has recognised that many people now follow gluten free diets; shame the local supermarket doesn’t! (more…)
If you planning to put Christmas on your credit card, you will probably regret it in January. There’s no reason to stop being frugal, just because it’s Christmas! I checked out the new Lidl website and they have lots of goodies for Christmas. A 4Kg turkey costs £10; but I fancy that duck leg! There is also prawns to do a delicious gourmet salad with; they even have caviar! You can check Lidl Christmas stuff out here. (more…)
It’s true, every little saving does mount up. A couple of pence off the the cost of a litre of petrol or a few pence of the cost of a kilogram of chicken; whatever, it all mounts up. I’ve been getting petrol from Morrison’s and I have a card to collect points; 5,000 gets me £5.00 I’m told. (more…)
I mentioned last week that I was buying a microwave. I ended up with the stainless steel one from Comet, but it’s not stainless inside. I paid £49.99 in the end for that, so not a great disaster if it doesn’t last. (more…)
The path in the photograph is on a housing estate in between some houses. I went exploring! It leads to a heath and a pool that has ducks and swans. It’s a nice place for a walk. (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…)
Lidl is a budget supermarket in the UK. I decided to pay a visit on Sunday. They have food and non-food items. (more…)