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to think that this week's M&S dine in for a tenner is a rip off?

(36 Posts)
prelim29 Sat 10-Nov-12 20:08:20

mainly because the bottle of wine is only a half bottle!!

HokeyCokeyPigInAPokey Sat 10-Nov-12 20:10:22

And because it actually only feeds two not very hungry people - have you seen the steak?!

I have to spend another £7.00 supplementing it so there's enough for me and dh!

BraaaaaainsButterfield Sat 10-Nov-12 20:11:43

Half bottle? What?

I got a chicken pie, leek and bacon mash, millionaire's shortbread layered desserts and a full bottle of Pinot Grigio! The pie should have been £6.99 on its own grin

BraaaaaainsButterfield Sat 10-Nov-12 20:12:09

Half bottle? What?

I got a chicken pie, leek and bacon mash, millionaire's shortbread layered desserts and a full bottle of Pinot Grigio! The pie should have been £6.99 on its own grin

thenightsky Sat 10-Nov-12 20:16:44

It is half a bottle coz it is one bottle for 2 people to share.

Agree with OP.

prelim29 Sat 10-Nov-12 20:18:29

well to be fair, DP bought it so he might have not quite understood the deal, but he came home with paella, some veg, an apple pie and a 60cl bottle of vin rouge..........

DilysPrice Sat 10-Nov-12 20:22:00

60cl? A 4/5 bottle?

BarredfromhavingStella Sat 10-Nov-12 20:22:01

YABU-we just had ours & it was bloody gorgeous!!

DilysPrice Sat 10-Nov-12 20:22:05

60cl? A 4/5 bottle?

Groovee Sat 10-Nov-12 20:22:48

Dh got a full normal sized bottle

LittleBearPad Sat 10-Nov-12 20:23:09

60cl is a very odd size for a bottle of wine? That's 4/5ths of a bottle.

TulisaLover Sat 10-Nov-12 20:23:25

It's a rip off every week IMHO. DP and I cook up a pork belly with some wonderful seasonal veg and a jug of water. Sum total, 40p per person.

HappySeven Sat 10-Nov-12 20:41:39

Pork belly for 40p? Where from?!?

TulisaLover Sat 10-Nov-12 20:43:41

We took delivery of a considerable amount of pork bellies after a futures contract expired before DP could sell it on. We're absolutely swimming in frozen pig goodness.

But if we weren't, I have my sources. The Waitrose deli counter 5 minutes before closing offers serious bargains for those who are skilled in the art of meat negotiation.

thenightsky Sat 10-Nov-12 20:44:03

Pork belly AND veg for 40p????

HappySeven Sat 10-Nov-12 20:47:38

But it's not possible for us all to do that, Tulisa. I take it you get your veg the same way?

TulisaLover Sat 10-Nov-12 20:49:32

The waitrose deli counter is open to everyone I believe, and the reduced veg section there and tesco always has incredible bargains provided you go at the right time. In this case the veg was home grown, but there's always a deal to be had when you're a savvy shopper and you don't let convenience dictate things.

TulisaLover Sat 10-Nov-12 20:50:36

The art of meat negotiation is an acquired skill, but to sum up the staff at the deli counters have considerable discretion in pricing. You just have to be bold enough to ask.

DilysPrice Sat 10-Nov-12 20:55:21

Oh dear heavens she's escaped shock

TulisaLover Sat 10-Nov-12 20:58:26

Don't believe me Dily? You just keep paying full price, and I'll just keep enjoying cheap, high quality food - fine with me!

HappySeven Sat 10-Nov-12 21:02:37

I agree it's available to all but we can't all wait until it's reduced or it wouldn't happen as too many people queued. Sadly I don't live near a supermarket that does reduced veg but good luck to you.

TulisaLover Sat 10-Nov-12 21:07:07

Thanks happy - i appreciate that it's not a thing everyone can do. I am lucky to have the facilities nearby. But do make sure you always keep an eye out for those red and yellow labels. Some people think the best way to shop is with a list that you stick to rigorously. I completely disagree - my way of shopping is to buy whatever is cheap, and make the best of it and enjoy the variety. It's served me very well and there's always a nutritious and healthy balance.

BoulevardOfBrokenSleep Sat 10-Nov-12 21:39:26

Tulisa - please tell me you have,like, three hundredweight of pork belllies in the freezer grin
DH would die happy (from saturated fat overload, or some sort of gut explosion!)

Our Waitrose's reductions just make me angry. "Well, this was £5.99, but it's best before today, so you can have it for £5.49!!!" Cheers hmm

lovelyladuree Sat 10-Nov-12 21:52:02

Am I the only one amused by the fact that someone is acting smug because they have to live on pork belly for the next three months confused

HokeyCokeyPigInAPokey Sat 10-Nov-12 21:53:55

The art of meat negotiation is an acquired skill

Really?

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