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I love a bargain,what did you buy today??

Postby clare » Fri Oct 19, 2012 1:42 pm

Especially food.Times are hard for everyone so when I get a reduced item in the supermarket really cheap it makes my day,Yesterday I was passing and needed milk so I had a quick look and got 3 brown loaves for 29p each,2 large salmon fillets for £1.49,a Large free range chicken for £3.99,4 breaded haddock large for £2.65,a large pack of steak mince for £2.89(two meals worth)and a pack of croissants(weekend treat with homemade jam) for 33p,oh and the milk I went in for, not reduced, £1.£13.22 I didn't mind spending on nearly a weeks dinners.
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Re: I love a bargain,what did you buy today??

Postby GeorgeSalt » Fri Oct 19, 2012 4:37 pm

The Roadkill Counter is always my first stop in the supermarket.. ;)
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Postby happyhippy » Fri Oct 19, 2012 5:02 pm

A pack of brand name(not really into brand names but if its a bargain who cares!)toothbrushes,6 pack for £1,tube of Loreal shampoo,was £5.99,brought for £1.50p.
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Postby The Riff-Raff Element » Sat Oct 20, 2012 8:11 am

French supermarkets are pretty poor when it comes the hefty discounts one can sometimes find in the UK. They do the odd bogoff these days, but their hearts aren't really in it.

I went shopping Wednesday and was confronted with a large chiller cabinet full of "special offer" two packs of a well-known Normandy butter complete with a life-sized cardboard cut out of a comely milkmaid. A quick squint at the regular cabinet demonstrated that the discount for buying the "special offer" two pack represented princely saving of two cents over buying two individual packs.

Of course, it doesn't help that French supermarkets really don't mind running out of things like fresh chickens so they seldom have much stuff on short dates.
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Postby Mustardseedmama » Sat Oct 20, 2012 1:17 pm

Books! My Sweetie gave me some money for Christmas and told me to buy anything I'd like (he's so good to me!) with it. I took some of it and bought 10 books on Amazon that I had been wanting for a very long time. Getting them online is so much cheaper that I could afford almost all of the ones I really wanted, as I don't mind used one bit, as long as they are in decent shape and don't reek of ciggarette smoke.

I got gardening books, a couple of cookbooks, a book on reflexology, and a couple of pattern books (sewing/crafty stuff). I think I'll open them one at a time and savor them...kinda like my own personal candy stash...
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Postby oldjerry » Sat Oct 20, 2012 5:58 pm

I don't do supermarkets except for fuel,but the other Sunday we went into Morrisons on Sunday at about 3.30,can't remember why,and they had shed loads of Baguettes at 20p!!
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Postby berry » Sat Oct 20, 2012 6:51 pm

i picked up a cornishware teapot for £10 in a charity shop (completing my tea set after i bought 6 cups and saucers to match for £3 a few months ago) , a graphic design book and a beautiful photography book "earthsong" - these were £10 each and both well under the cover price.

they will be keeping me busy for the next week or so
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Postby merlin » Mon Oct 22, 2012 6:01 am

I picked up 12 huge cabbages for about 80p in English money. I will be making kisolozeli today mmmmmmmmmmm
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Re: I love a bargain,what did you buy today??

Postby ajs88 » Thu Oct 25, 2012 11:51 am

Not today, but I recently bought a full length cashmere wool mix coat from Oxfam thats in really good condition. Thank goodness as I was dreading a cold winter without one and highstreet costs are just crap polyester thin things and still really expensive.

My supermarket rarely does absolute bargains but they often do half price mark downs on good cuts of meat which brings them down to what I consider normal.
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Re: I love a bargain,what did you buy today??

Postby JuzaMum » Thu Oct 25, 2012 12:38 pm

Last week I bought two large 12 packs of crisps - down from £4.59 to 49p. What I didn't realise was that they were on a multisave at two for £5 so the shop deducted the multisave from my bill (-£4.18). So I got the crisps free and £3.20 off the rest of my shopping!
I also picked up a bargain from the Sally Army shop. I rather fancied a wooden cantilever sewing box and spotted one for £7.50 and it still contained the previous owners sewing bits and bobs - loads of buttons, some zips, elastic, embroidery threads.

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Re: I love a bargain,what did you buy today??

Postby happyhippy » Sat Oct 27, 2012 5:18 pm

A pair of summer PJ's(I have family in Oz)for my son's gf's birthday present for £6,bottle of Timotei non chemical shampoo 500ml for £1.49,Simple brand skincare from Asda any 3 for £4 (stocking filler present for youngest for Xmas)and two half loaves of Braces Wholemeal Bread 21p each!
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Postby southeast-isher » Sat Nov 03, 2012 8:49 pm

I love buying fennel toothpaste! :-)
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Postby Mustardseedmama » Sun Nov 04, 2012 12:09 pm

It wasn't today, but eariler this year I bought two half-finished home-sewn sundresses for $1.50. I brought them home, ripped them apart, and made a really nice book bag (with "secret" pockets and everything!), and a stuffed toy (Pointy Kitty from Wee Wonderfuls), both for DD, out of them. Now I still have scraps for quilt blocks! I really enjoy thrift.
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Postby the.fee.fairy » Wed Nov 07, 2012 2:42 am

happyhippy - the pound shop often has the timotei naturals...for £1.
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Re: I love a bargain,what did you buy today??

Postby happyhippy » Mon Dec 31, 2012 6:21 pm

Is it a 500ml bottle though?Saturday from Asda I brought pasta bake ready meals (feeds 2)for 44p each,Morrocan burgers 40p for 2,some brussels for 25p,2 bags of soup veg 65p each (already made the soup,its in the freezer!)bags of apples for 49p,big bag of banana's 80p.
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