Last day at work for me this week so I can get back to the task of Reducing my ‘Stuff’ tomorrow at home. Tonight I went to Sainsbury’s and did the shopping for the coming week (I hope).
I bought 25 items in all however, only 11 of those were on my shopping list! Some items I had forgotten to add to the list such as Natural Yoghurt, Apples and small tub of coleslaw. Other items were on offer and they are on my staples list. Having given my staples list that I intend to keep stocks of more thought I have decided to update this and add a few more items like washing powder.
In future each time I go shopping I will check these items and I am challenging myself to buy these only when they are on offer. It would be crazy to buy washing powder at any other time at full price as it is so expensive. Bread and milk might be a bit tricky to always rely on offers but lets see how I go.
The items on offer today
One of the cereals I eat was reduced by 99p so I bought 2 boxes saving £1.98
The cheese was 2 packets for £4.50 so I bought Cheddar for cooking and Wensleydale for sandwiches saving 80p
The 4pint organic milk was 2 for £3 saving 58p
The cottage cheese will be perfect for my lunches next week and I earned 50 extra points with a coupon.
The Large size Petite Filous pots are 2 for £2 saving a £1
I couldn’t walk past the soap powder offer – Persil Non-Bio normally £12 now half price at £6 saving £6.
The fresh fruit and veg
The lemons were reduced to 75p and I bought a block of butter (see below) and I will make some Lemon Curd.
The apples are for work for my Apple a Day (still keeping up to this!)
The leeks for a veggie stew
The parsnips to accompany the Mushroom and Nut Roast I will make at the weekend.
The Broccoli for Broccoli bake with the remaining mushrooms.
I will get around to posting my meal plan soon I promise.
Items not on offer today
Above are items that I bought because we have, or are, running out of them and we will need them for breakfast, lunches and to make one my planned evening meals (Curry Paste). The block of butter is for the Lemon Curd.
‘Star Buy’ for a Birthday Present
Not a good photo but these glass star tea light holders were reduced to 45p each and will make a perfect little birthday present for my friend at the end of January.
So to recap
25 items cost me £39.56 with all discounts and a 20p Sainsbury’s Brand match coupon.
I earned 131 Reward Points so my new balance is 1386 worth £6.93.
My cash spending today was £1.79 plus 2 Reward points on a well deserved Hot Chocolate in Sainsbury’s Cafe after work and before the shopping. I decided a small treat at the end of the week no more than £2 is well worth it.
Oh and I did manage to stay clear of the magazines and instead of buying one I picked up a Free one produced by Sainsbury’s – Live well for Less.
I have now got £2 36p left out of the £10 until Sunday.
How has your week of de-cluttering and reduced spending been?