Tuesday 14 November 2017

So ... What DID I Buy with my Vouchers

After the last post I thought it only fair that I came back on and tell you what I did actually decide to buy with my Tesco and M&S vouchers.  I had no fixed idea of what I intended to get until I got to Tesco and then I thought what would give be the absolute best value for my vouchers in terms of food shopping that would be useful for next year when we have decided to scrimp and save on the housekeeping to help us save to pay off the mortgage.

Dried goods it had to be then.  

The Basmati rice was £5.70 for 4kg, the Red Lentils £1.80, the Pearl Barley and the Yellow Split Peas came in at 55p each .... just 10p over my £8.50 worth of vouchers.

I could have gotten more rice for my money if I had gone for the Everyday Value long grain rice ... a whopping 12kgs in fact ... and we might be eating that by the end of year, but how much better to start the year with a decent supply of our favourite rice.

Today I nipped into Marks and Spencer while I was in Llandudno and decided on the spur of the moment to get treats with the £6 I had in vouchers from there.  So mince pies for Christmas for Alan and some sweets for the cinema for me.

My trip to Tesco also threw up some yellow stickered bargains.

A selection of meats for the freezer ...

... a tray of Mediterranean vegetables, that worked out cheaper than buying a couple of courgettes to go with veggies I already had at home.

And a bag of nice baking potatoes ....

... that will be in use as soon as we have finished the last of our homegrown ones.

Not a bad little shopping spree :-)

Sue xx


  1. I ought to be spending my Tesco vouchers. I wouldn't normally get food, but can't think of anything else I need.

  2. I understand how you get enjoyment out this stuff :). It is so nice to challenge yourself to skimp and the savings are a good feeling!

  3. I stocked up on big bags of rice, some lentils and barley a few months ago, will help to make some cheap winter meals.

  4. Oh, well done! If I were you, I'd be feeling a warm glow about now :)

  5. I've used my 4.50 worth tonight - took them off a £16 quick shop - including 2 advent calendars for the grandchildren currently half price. (I only went in for mangoes😃).

  6. Well done. I like that you bought nice rice.
    J x

  7. I recently visited Llandudno what a lovely place brought back childhood memories. Dried goods are always a great stock item. Rice,lentils and split peas are very versatile too.

  8. Need to eat more rice, it is so so cheap!

    1. I wish I could eat it - it causes big spikes in my blood sugars (diabetic) so for me, it's better to avoid it.

  9. I tried to buy pearl Barley in Sainsbury's the other day. they don't stock it!!! No call for it they said!!!

  10. I love rice, especially Basmati.

    You did very well with the vouchers and yellow stickers.

    God bless.


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