1) I needed to some Turmeric this week to whip up a batch of our Nandos style spicy rice and I picked up a small jar of it in the spice aisle at our local Tesco – 85p for 45g I think it was. I carried on wandering with my shopping list and stopped at the ethnic food section to pick up some coconut milk and I managed to pick up a packet for 100g for just 99p which is double the amount for an extra 14p. Bargain!
2) Stock up when you see something on offer! This week I’ve bought three packs of our favourite cheese as it’s reduced to £1 from £1.79 and I’ve bought six packs of steak rub which we love that we found reduced from 99p to 20p. As long as I know we’ll use it all before it goes out of date, it’s well worth buying things in bulk when you see them on offer.
3) As I mentioned in number 1, this week I made Nandos spicy rice for tea one night and the pepper I used was actually grown in our garden and I also made pea and mint soup with mint grown out there too. There’s something satisfying about eating food you’ve grown yourself!
4) We have a Brita water filter since Miss Frugal has declared tap water to be disgusting and I just discovered that Tesco do a water filter replacement for it which does exactly the same thing for half the price of the Brita one (which is £5.50 for one).
5) I needed some new perfume as mine had ran out (quicker than usual for some reason – Miss Frugal, I’m looking at you) so I decided to buy the Lidl perfume that is supposed to be a copycat of Chanel’s Coco Mademoiselle. It only cost £3.99 and although I’m planning on writing a whole post about copycat perfumes over the weekend, I can tell you that I love it. It smells lovely, lasts for quite a while and costs about 10% of my usual perfume!
What frugal or thrifty things have you done this week?
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