I love it when this box arrives at my door.
I think I love it even more when it contains this much 'free food'.
3 for 99p - bought 12
40 Calories Hot Chocolate Drink
Full case of 30 for £4.99 (Half Shop Price)
Onion Bhaji Mix
12 bought at 25p each - saving £15.60
6 for 99p
(Almost the same price as the supermarket 'value' range, but much bigger packs.)
Our favourite brand of Cheese and Onion crisps
6 for 99p - 12 bought
Lovely Hubby's favourite Cake
3 for 99p
Full Case of Belvita Breakfast Bars 99p
Edited to add - It's 5.30pm and I have just found out these have now dropped to 24p a case (18 packs) WOW!!
3.5kg of Scone Mix - £1.49
makes 98 scones or about 75 of my 'large' ones
A tasty warm scone for under 2p then :-)
20p a tin - 15 bought
These have just gone down to 10p a tin - drat and double drat !!
So looking at all these prices, as brilliant as they are, how is it 'Free Food' I hear you asking.
Well ..... I was tempted to go onto the Approved Food site because of an email they sent me advertising the Mandarin Segments, we have lots in store at the moment but not many things for desserts that are not 'baked' goods, so the thought of a little stash of tinned fruit at a really good price took me over there without too much of a struggle :-)
Once there I got a little carried away as you can see, although not as badly as I usually do and indeed most of these things will fit nicely in the gaps left in my cupboards by our eating the stores for the last few weeks.
As I went to pay I realised that I had £16 of credit for the 'Friend Recommendations' I have had recently thanks to some of you lovely lot clicking on my link and placing orders, a GREAT BIG THANK YOU here, you know who you are. On top of this I had a 99p credit from something that was missed off my last order, so already I was in a good place cost wise with just another £9.66 to pay, as I clicked through to pay with Paypal I noticed that the rest of the balance was paid with my Paypal balance ....... I didn't know I had one.
After completing my order and payment I looked at my account on the Paypal site and discovered to my joy that I had another £42 to spend. I decided that I would leave this where it was as I considered it to be 'free money' and use it for any other Approved Foods orders I need to put do in the near future. Result !!
(Half of this was later donated to the Funds for Gretel appeal - see HERE to donate yourself, there are just 37 days left to donate.)
So that's this weeks food shopping done. I don't need to buy any more fresh stuff as Lovely Hubby's £2 Housekeeping Challenge amnesty for Valentines day meant he had doubled up on some of the salad and vegetable stuff I already had so we have been using this instead of buying more.
So this week I've got a £26.65 food order for free - I'm happy :-)
If you want to visit Approved Foods to see if any of these products (or others) are still available the link is on my sidebar.
At the time of typing this the only thing that is missing now is the 40 cal Chocolate drinks ,although there are some alternatives.