Sunday, 31 January 2010

Stretching the pennies

I have had flu for a couple of weeks.  My husband Chris is now suffering.  However, as a result of this illness I have noticed that I have not kept an usual eye on the pennies.  Not just because we have purchased approximately 14 boxes and a ten pack of handie andies but because we have felt so rough we have grabbed a pizza etc as opposed to shopping from scratch.  As a result I went a little over shopping budget although my naughty husband still spends money on groceries even though that is a "bill" that I am supposed to pay.

So now I am feeling a little better last night I went to Asda with my £5.00 off a £50.00 spend coupon and got myself almost a month's shopping.  What I have decided to do is to do a month's menu and buy most of the groceries in advance.  I spent a little over £60.00 but didn't get all that I wanted to get.

I therefore had to get a few items from Sainsburys today and spent just under £10.00 after using my coupon that I got from Slimming World for a free Hartley Jelly and the others were 2 for 80p - bargain when they are abouit 63-67p in Asda.  I buy them because they are half a syn each and with aerosal cream which is effectively syn free they are a guilt free pleasure.

Then I got my breakfast bars Alpen lights choc and orange from the pound shop for 99p  each, they are £1.63 in the supermarket. I eat two a day as a healthy extra on slimming world and I know that there are cheaper breakfasts but its the cheapest breakfast bar I can get on this food optimisation regime.

So it appears that I am on track now for the month so far - although February hasnt started but I got paid last Thursday and get paid four weeks later - yippee for a short month.

Off now to look at some blogs with  MeanQueens first me thinks - I look at her blog daily and others even if I do not blog myself.

1 comment:

  1. So sorry to hear you've been down with the flu. Hope you both are feeling stronger soon. Sounds like you have things pretty much under control despite it all. Yes, sure is nice to have a short month coming up. Always puts me a few pennies ahead for March! Blessings, Liz