Friday, 17 February 2017

A few bargains

Ham-pieces from Aldi £1.65 for 400g
 They always have this smoked and un-smoked. I would prefer smoked but that gives Col indigestion. It varies each time with different sorts of ham and you have to watch the use-by date. Sometimes it's only 2 days ahead rather than 6 days which is more useful.
It can make us................................... Ham and Chips for 2
                                                          Pasta, ham and broccoli bake for 2
                                                          5 days lunch sandwiches for 1
Yes, it would be cheaper to go Vegetarian but we're not.


Savoury Biscuits from Poundland . These are £2 for 250g everywhere except Poundland  where they are £1 for 250g, it's a no brainer!
Yep, plain cream crackers are cheaper but a bit boring.

I look at the junk mail that comes through the door, sometimes there might be a bargain.
Premier shops are small convenience shops often at petrol stations and small shopping precincts on estates. I've only ever been in our local one once as they are very expensive, but sometimes they have bargains.
Like 80 PG Tea Bags at half marked price - £1.32 that I spotted on the latest leaflet.
 Even beating Morrisons special offer of £2.
Yes, there is probably cheaper tea out there, but PG is reliably consistent +good and strong.

And finally I spotted this in the Hospice charity shop for £10, we'll need some extra chairs for the bigger space of the cottage................... can't be many chairs around for £10 I thought.
A pretty cushion will make it a handy chair for the spare bedroom and light enough to carry downstairs if needed.

Welcome to someone new following.

Back with moving news I hope
Sue

20 comments:

  1. I really love that chair. As you say, all it needs is a cushion or two and it will be very useful. Will you make the cushion?
    J x

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I picked up a pretty patchwork cushion at the charity shop.

      Delete
  2. Finger crossed, when not knitting, that your move comes asap. waiting is tiring and annoying. Those ham packs are a bargain but my nearest Aldi is a 30 minute drive away and in a direction that i hardly ever travel.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yes, 30 minutes is too far for a bargain!

      Delete
  3. Is the chair in the style of a Lloyd Loom? Bargain!
    One thing we must never lower our standards on is the Great British Cup of Tea! I'm happy to pay more for what I like where tea is concerned.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Sadly not Lloyd Loom just wicker but still good for £10

      Delete
  4. We don't have an Aldi....yet. We do have a Lidl but I have just about stopped shopping in their now due to one or two things that I have not been very impressed with.
    Love that chair-x-

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. yes, you have to pick and choose. I have a list of about 15-20 things that are good bargains and good quality there.

      Delete
  5. Good bargains, I love Poundland but you still have to be careful as something are still cheaper in the supermarket, you have to know your prices. I very often have some crackers for lunch as I only allow myself bread a few times a week. That is a very nice chair.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. yes that is so tru about Poundland things like paracetamol which are just pennies at the supermarket

      Delete
  6. I have chair envy ... lol! What a bargain! And the other stuff - how satisfying. Fingers crossed for exchange of contracts next week. X

    ReplyDelete
  7. What a bargain on the chair! The foodie bargains are great too. I'm going to try to use up cupboard and freezer food. Time to use it up and then restock.

    Have a great weekend

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. The freezer and cupboards here are nearly bare ready for the move. Then we will need a BIG shop!

      Delete
  8. Very thrifty! Asda do cooking bacon for 60p (it goes up and down a bit) - you get loads for that amount too, random offcuts, sometimes smoked, sometimes not.

    ReplyDelete
  9. Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving a comment, Sue! Appreciate it very much.

    You found a lovely chair!

    I'm another person who will pay more for a good cup of tea! I haven't tried PG Tips, yet, though.

    Hope all goes well with your move.

    ReplyDelete
  10. Must admit that I send off for my loose tea, English Breakfast which is not cheap but that first cup of tea in the morning....

    ReplyDelete
  11. I love your new chair, that was a bargain.
    Lisa x

    ReplyDelete