My purse was full of bits of paper the other day, I hate this!!
I usually carry minimal change, tipping all the bits and bobs of money into my Sealed Pot after every outing that I might have acquired some change from, and keeping credit, debit and loyalty cards to the minimum, although I do seem to have quite a few of these now. Some of them Pets at Home and Holland and Barrett luckily hang from my car key quite neatly.
Well anyway looking through them there were quite a few bits of paper that actually meant money, including a reciept from Boots the Chemist that told me I had £13.65 in loyalty points to spend.
So I went out with the intention of seeing what I could get from my bits of paper.
I spent £13.64 in Boots ... phew how close was that then!! You can only pay for your shopping with your points if the total is within the amount of your points. So all the items in the above picture cost me nothing at all, and I still have 1p on my card :-)
Next I called to Asda with my new voucher (see yesterdays post) ...
... and got four tins of tuna for free :-)
I had a £2.50 loyalty voucher to use up in Holland and Barrett, at first I couldn't see anything I needed, but then I spotted the EasiYo selection of yogurt mixes, this one was £2.79, so in hard cash it only cost me 29p ... result :-)
One voucher I decided not to use was this one, I simply didn't need £15 worth of anything and I wasn't just spending for spending's sake!!
So it went in the bin before I got tempted.
When I got home the postman had been, in amongst the bills and circular on the mat were my latest M&S loyalty vouchers. I've got so many this time because we paid a rather large building supplies bill on the credit card (before paying it off immediately with the company debit card) which meant I got all these lovely vouchers, £71 worth in fact :-)
And along with these various 'double points' and 20% off vouchers it means that once again I have a purse full of paper, it's a good job I made some space in there. But this sort of paper is well worth having. So while I am flushed with success at my freebies I have decided on a mini Challenge!!
Can I last for the whole of June using only these vouchers for our food shopping and continuing to whittle away at the contents of the kitchen cupboards and the freezers. Of course now we also have lots of lovely nibbles available in the polytunnel so I can spend less on salady stuff and things for the Nutribullet.
I think I can do it .... do you?