Did you shop yesterday, I didn't!!
The thought of shopping was so far from my mind yesterday, and watching the pictures on the news at teatime last night, it was enough to make me decide that I will NEVER shop on Black Friday. I understand that some people need a bargain so much that trying to get that television for £250 instead of £400 must seem like a 'must do' type thing, but it's not for me. The scuffles, fights, injuries and arguments are just not worth it in my opinion. Anyway it seems like there was no rush for the majority of bargains, a lot of the shops in Llandudno, which we ventured into to get the car checked over for Winter today, were having 'Black Friday Weekends' ..... which made us laugh!!
I did my bargain shopping earlier in the week. Thanks to Lovely Hubby filling the truck with fuel at Sainsburys last weekend he had a voucher for £3 off a £30 shop and one for double points. So I decided to shop there this week, and for once struck lucky. The reduced price section had just bee restocked and I was the only person there.
What I bought -
4 packs of Mackerel Fillets
2 Packs of Steak and Tomato Burgers
2 Packs of Salmon en Croute
1 Smoked Ham Joint
2 Welsh Frying Steaks
2 Pork Loins
1 Beef Roasting Joint
1 Pack of Organic Pork Sausages
That little lot came to £34.45 and with a few other things that we needed I paid up and was given another voucher at the till for next time, this time it was £10 off a £70 shop . My first thought was that I wouldn't use it but I put it into my purse and headed for home. On the way home I realised that I still had over £30 available in Nectar points so I've made my mind up to shop there again before the date is up on the voucher, get everything we need for Christmas and use the voucher and my Nectar points to pay for it.
All the meat, except the steaks which Lovely Hubby had for his tea last night, has been stashed into the freezer and will be used over the Christmas period. In fact between that and the chicken and salmon fillets we already had in the freezer I don't think I will have to buy any more meat products until well into the New Year.... unless of course I see a real bargain.
We also have our Sealed Pot to open this weekend, which we decided this year to use for Christmas, so that's us sorted money-wise for the festive season ..... I wonder how much is in it? I might just take it to the change sorting machine in Sainsburys when I go and tip it in, it's all in small change this year so I'm not expecting anything like the £371.27 that inspired my '365 Days - £365' Challenge of this year.
I'll be back tomorrow we some more conservatory roof pictures, we have some tiles on the roof now, not many ... but some, we're getting there at last :-)