I think I’m going to struggle with my five frugal things post this week because we’ve all been ill since last week. Me and the kids are wiped out from lack of sleep due to all our coughing and sniffling and Mr Frugal had to be brought home from work suffering from a severe vertigo attack! Thankfully, we’re all on the mend now and counting the hours to the weekend so we can have a good catch up on all of the sleep we’ve missed.
Let’s see if we can actually get to five….
Five frugal things I’ve done this week:
1. I bought some Asparagus tips reduced from £2 to 20p at Tesco last night – I’ve wanted to try Asparagus for ages but have horrible memories of some sort of Asparagus soup at a B and B in Blackpool when I was a child and it’s always put me off paying full price in case I really don’t like the taste.
I always find that going about 8pm is a great time for bargains in our local Tesco and last night was no exception because I also got some mushrooms reduced to 35p which I’ll use for a chicken and mushroom slow cooker risotto for tea tomorrow night and I got some tuna and cucumber sandwiches reduced to 21p which made a great tea for Mr Frugal who was late finishing at work last night so decided against the tea we had planned.
2. I started Slimming World two weeks ago but decided not to spend the £5 a week on the class and try doing it at home instead. My friend goes along to class so she very kindly bought me the books I needed to get me going and I’ve lost 7lb so far which I’m really pleased with. I’ve got a long way to go but it’s a great start.
3. I found Uno reduced to £1.50 from £6 when we were shopping earlier in the week so I stocked up on them for my present bag as Uno is a great card game for all ages and makes a great present for kids parties. I often buy daft little bits to go in our present bag along with cards from shops like the Card Factory which I buy 5 for £1.
4. Miss Frugal has control of her own money (more about that in a post very soon) and last week she spent some of the money she’s been saving on an iTunes voucher so she could buy some music. To save her some money, I’ve now introduced her to Spotify so she can listen to music for free at home which is where she usually listens to it anyway.
5. We are ridiculously bad at growing vegetables and our garden is dedicated to fun rather than food if I’m honest but we have bought some herb seeds this week in an attempt to grow some herbs for cooking with. So far I’ve just looked at them rather than actually plant them but who knows, one day soon I may be sharing a picture of my herbs!
What frugal or thrifty things have you done this week?
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