I faithfully promised some online forum friends that I would not buy reduced food this month. My freezer is packed to the gills, my cupboards bursting at the seams, so I set myself the challenge that I would not spent more than £175 on food this month (normally £200) and the difference would go into the Christmas fund.
I've done really well so far, and only spent £75. Feeling smug.
Unfortunately, I popped into Tesco tonight to get some cat crunchies and milk. I was fighting with myself about going to the reduced sections, trying to stop myself, then giving in and making all sorts of bargains with myself about how small the size of the reductions would have to be to tempt me e.g 50% or less.
And they were :)
Hovis bread 49p reduced from £1, straight to the freezer
Warburton burger buns 49p reduced from £1, straight to the freezer
Cheerios (some serious puppy looks from Martin as he knows I don't really like prepped cereals) 60p from £2, very battered box
Bisto gravy granules 38p from £1.25, slightly battered box
Family pack of Old El Paso Fajita dinner kit £1.14 from £3.79, slightly battered box
Thai green curry paste 57p from £1.89, slightly sticky front cover. A quick wipe and it is sticky no more.
Bacofoil 10m £1.12 from £2.80, box had opened
Odor-eaters Foot Warmers £1.41 from £4.70. I looked at buying these last week, but didn't because of the price!
18 toilet rolls £3 from £6.99, the top of the pack had torn open a little. Wow, really? So much of a problem it had to be deeply discounted like that.
And Bargain of the Day: Duerr's chunky ginger preserve 34p from £3.49, end of line with an expiry date of June 2016. Love this jam but usually way too expensive to buy.
Now, I promise I won't do this again this month. Honest.