After using all my February allocation of money up last week on my mad splurge (see HERE), for the rest of the month I have decided to spend 'non cash' ...... vouchers, coupons and points. This week it was the turn of the Nectar points, luckily we had managed to accumulate over £19 of these but for some reason I was only allowed to spend £17.50 of them, so I had to add an additional £2.48 of my £2 coin money to pay for the shopping.
So this weeks total spend on shopping is £19.98 but only the £2.48 came from the £10 that I have allocated to last me the rest of the month to try and keep the £2 Housekeeping Challenge money going for as long as possible, so now I have just £7.52 and my Tesco and M&S vouchers.
As you can see there is no Radio Times in amongst this weeks shopping as I took note of the brilliant suggestion in my comments last week to take advantage of a special offer. There was a card in last weeks copy that gives me eight copies for the amazing price of £1 if you take out a subscription, which you can cancel immediately after the offer if you so wish, so this is a real help with the budget this month (and next). I may or may not cancel the subscription and direct debit when the offer runs out we'll see, you do get 15% off the cover price and free delivery if you have a subscription. So while I'm getting my 12.5p copies I will monitor how much we actually use it and see if we would be getting value for money at the usual cover price.
Today we are off to the farm supply shop to pick up chicken food and go to our favourite garden centre on the way back to get some wild bird food and some seedling compost (yay...it's nearly time to start a planting) and we are going to make use of our loyalty card to claim our monthly two free coffees and our thrice yearly 'buy one meal get one free' deal. So a nice trip out together for something really useful and then a drink and a meal each all for the price of one meal (usually around £4.99) ..... can't be bad. It's nice to have a treat at the weekend.
Have a good weekend, whatever you're up to.