Can I just say that we are always on the lookout for bargains, freebies, deals, and anything that saves us spending money? I just think it’s made us that little bit more conscious of our spending, our savings, what works financially, and what doesn’t.
Sharing our experiences, both wins and losses, has helped us feel more accountable too. We also love hearing how others are killing or winging it. And that’s why we try to link each week with Cass, Emma, and Becky .
Here are this week’s 5 Frugal things we want to share this week
We had such fun filming this week! We had to put our frugal living hat on when we saw a new store having it’s grand opening. There were giveaways to be had so we did pop over on our break. we were rewarded with £20 vouchers to shop in the store!
The vouchers, we thought, had to be sent that day even though we were miles away from home. The prices in the store seemed generally good (lower on average than others we are familiar with) and after a browse of what we could get with our vouchers, we ended up choosing a strong shopping bag for £1 and some Christmas scented air fresheners, bin liners, and some Epsom salts to soak our tired feet.
We did get several bottles of drinks too. These served us well on the train back home.
Please note, we did not purchase anything that we didn’t need. Our shopping list for the weekend had all of those items on, so we are pleased that our shopping will actually cost us £20 less.
We were chatting about unusual names for food products with our friendly rival Kelly this week. We admitted that we always wanted to know what a spotted dick was but we were curious. To be honest, we thought it was something meaty and so we had a few people laughing at us. Kelly surprised us with a can of the treat which we are hoping to have for pudding after lunch tomorrow.
Hopefully, we aren’t the only ones who thought spotted dick was the name of a meat dish.
Back pain and treatment
Recently I had some back pain that I was hoping was temporary. I got for free some drug-free pain relief products and was really pleased and relieved that they worked really well. I wrote about them here, if you’d like to check them out. I loved the idea that I was able to take oral meds with them without worrying about an overdose.
Jamaican market shop
We love shopping in the market. There are so many ways to save money on your shopping and doing so in a market where you can pick and choose what you want, is definitely a plus.
Well, this week we got to shop in the Victoria Market in Nottingham. Imagine our broad grins when we heard that there was a shop selling authentic Jamaican foods!
Of course, we took the opportunity to haggle prices for the products we wanted and we did manage to bag some bargains. The range that was available made me feel for a moment like I was in the market and soaking up the sunshine in Jamaica.
We badly wanted a patty too, but just didn’t get the chance to. We will have to get that fix somewhere else soon.
Bargaining down the price of an egg
How much would you be willing to pay for just one egg if that’s all you wanted for a recipe? We haggled on that and got the price down from 25p to 10p!
Sometimes it doesn’t make sense to buy a lot of certain ingredients unless it is for something you will always use, and within the use by date.
Other frugal living posts you might want to check out
Do share with us how you are getting on with trying to save money. Hopefully, you recognise just how much you can actually save. Drop us a line or two in the comment box below.