I’m On Instagram!

I’ve recently been loving Instagram and I finally decided to sign up for my own account. I was a bit dubious because I really didn’t feel like I needed another social media outlet, but I soon realised that it’s actually a great way to share more with you guys! Due to my ‘real-life’ job I’m not able to upload blog posts as much as I’d like, but on Instagram it’s easy to upload a snap of my latest bargains, freebies or tips.

instagram page

Continue reading

20p Shower Gels At Asda!

If you’re passing by Asda any time soon, I’d recommend popping in and hurrying to the bathing aisle. The supermarket is currently selling selected own-brand shower gels for just 20p instead of their usual price of 75p. I’m not 100% sure why this is, but someone that worked there suggested they might have been discontinued.

The first time I went to my local Asda they actually didn’t have any, but low and behold, this week they did! It was super busy in the store when I went and I did get a few strange looks when I cleared the shelf of what was there – but who cares when you’re getting a bargain. The guy working on the checkout was really impressed with my haul!

FullSizeRender (83).jpg

Continue reading

How Would You React Losing Out On A Bargain!?

Yesterday I was in Tesco and did my usual rounds of the reduced sections. It seemed as if the tinned food/household bargains had just been topped up and there was loads to rifle through. I was about halfway through when another shopper came running up to the shelves and loudly started shouting ‘NO, NO, NO!’. I turned round to see her frantically searching for a reduced item that I can only assume that she didn’t put in her basket earlier and regretted it. It was weird to see someone get so crazy over a bargain, especially something from a supermarket – it can’t have been something that expensive in the first place. I saw her looking in my trolley and I stated to think I’d picked up whatever it was she wanted – I hadn’t – phew! Not that I would have given it to her anyway… Finders keepers! Anyway, the woman then proceeded to crazily push items off the shelf in a bid to find whatever she was looking for. I’ve never seen anything quiet like it!

Continue reading

Trapped In A Lift While Bargain Hunting!

Two Sundays ago I’d planned to do a little yellow-sticker shopping to top up my freezer. It was a gloriously sunny day and in the town where I live there were a number of events on, so I thought that my local Tesco would be pretty dead. In my mind this would hopefully equal lots of highly reduced food.

I set off at 2pm, the shop is only a 5 minute drive up the road and I was feeling pretty confident. This Tesco is a new fancy one which has a travelator and a lift that takes you up to the main floor. I almost took the travelator but at the last second I changed my mind.

I was in the lift with a few other customers – I pressed the button and off we went. Or so I thought. After the doors shut nothing happened! Eventually we started to move upwards… And then suddenly we dropped down. I felt like I was on a real-life Tower of Terror ride. Thankfully, there wasn’t much of a drop but it became apparent that we were very much stuck in the lift. Although it was a bit scary, I pressed the alarm button and we thought we’d soon be rescued. I pressed it again. And again. And again. No one responded and I started to panic a little! It was really hot and I was feeling faint – I did not want to pass out but I sure felt like I was going to. We got our our mobiles to try and call the store but none of us had signal. The guy in the lift with us tried to force the door open, but to avail. I know it’s dramatic, but I thought we’d never be found and die in there! One of the ladies in the lift started to press all of the buttons again – I’m not sure if it was that or the lift just started to behave itself, but we finally moved upwards again and got out. Nobody on the outside seemed to have a clue that we were stuck in there!

Continue reading

The Shop That Changed My Life Forever!

Can any of my fellow bargain hunters remember the moment that they found their bargain-hunting groove?!

I’ve always loved a sale but after moving out and living on my own in 2014 I was extremely conscious of what I spent – literally right down to the penny! I hadn’t really considered shopping in the reduced section and instead stuck to a strict shopping list and bought the cheapest versions of things that I could. There is, of course, nothing wrong with this and I still do it!

Continue reading

A Little Biscuit Recipe!

1.jpg

I don’t know about you, but there once was a time (many years ago I might add) where I didn’t look so fondly towards own-brand products. Why is that? You might wonder- well, I’m not quite sure myself. Value products have been looked down upon in the past by so many people – I remember if I did buy a cheaper version of something, I’d make sure it was hidden amongst the rest of my shopping cart so nobody saw. Nowadays though, I find myself buying mostly own-brand products and I’m proud of how much money I’m saving for doing so. Supermarkets have also become pretty savvy themselves by widening their ranges and revamping their packing from drab to fab to try and entice us.

Continue reading

Surprise Yellow-Sticker Finds

It feels like such a long time since I’ve done a good yellow-sticker haul! I swear that the best finds happen when you least expect them to. I popped into Tesco today purely to pick up some BBQ sauce and brioche buns to make pulled pork burgers- I promised myself I’d only be 5 minutes especially because I had just realised that I’d left candles lit at home and I was imaging returning to a burnt-down flat…

I restrained myself from looking at the two main reduced-to-clear areas which have fresh food, but I just so happened to pass by the ‘other-stuff’ clearance shelf. There were so many things that they had to put one of those tall trolleys piled high right next to it. I noticed some BBQ sauce reduced -that sucked me in to looking at everything else! There was another lady who, like me had a basket that became over-flowing. She was really kind and got us a trolley each. The discounts were really good in this section, I think because of the huge amount of stock they wanted to clear quickly.

By the time I had finished making my choices, there were quite a few people around. I saw one lady pick up a case (a box full of boxes) of Cadbury fingers which were reduced to 30p each… I don’t blame her, it’s a great deal!

Continue reading

Sweet Treats and More – Free With O2

If you’re on the O2 mobile network and aren’t already signed up to their Priority app – I urge you to do so!

O2 Priory was started in 2011 and basically the network team up with national and local businesses to offer deals, competitions and freebies to their users.

DSCN2013.JPG

Just last week I picked up this Thornton’s chocolate bunny (worth £3.50) and this ProperCorn popcorn from Boots (worth 80p) – both for free thanks to O2.

Continue reading

A Thrifty Easter Treat!

Like many others, at Easter I make corn-flake ‘nests’ – I don’t remember a year that I haven’t made them! They’re so easy to do and you can go to town on the decorating if you’re all about the aesthetics. I’m much more of a ‘bare minimum’ type-person in the presentation department, but taste is very important.

I’d normally use Kelloggs cornflakes, Cadbury mini eggs and some kind of branded chocolate to make my treats, but this year I thought I’d go a bit more budget.

cornflakes3.jpg

Continue reading