Have a fabulous frugal February with the fantastic frugaleers

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northender Wed 29-Jan-14 23:33:17

As we filled the old thread, thought I'd start a new one for February.

lilacclery Sat 01-Mar-14 08:06:02

Feb was a frugal month as in watched what I was spending but there was so much of it, hope march is miserly in comparison!

AdoraBell Fri 28-Feb-14 23:24:46

Spendy end To the month. DD1 is bursting out of her jeans, not over weight just growing up, so she got 4 pairs for £30. DD2 was feeling hard done by because all her clothes still fit so weedled £20 out of Daddyhmm.

Cinema -£20 and about £15 on lunch in the shopping centre food court. I had a proper fatdonaldsgrin, been nearly a year since my last over indulgence.

Roads in and out of town £1.20

Off To new thread, see you all there.

NK5BM3 Fri 28-Feb-14 21:18:40

Spent £5 on play gym, 2 hot choc and some fruit. Moving over now!

CremeEggThief Fri 28-Feb-14 20:39:25

See you all on the new thread then!

ilovepicnmix Fri 28-Feb-14 20:25:43

I remembered to retrieve my mirror from the recycling this morning so all vouchers are now sitting in my purse.

�1 in Jack Fultons on snacks for our train journey tomorrow. 11p on big tub of natural yoghurt which was massively reduced.

Ohhelpohnoitsa Fri 28-Feb-14 19:55:39

oo thanks fluffy. I am off there now....

Fluffycloudland77 Fri 28-Feb-14 19:49:01

Done a new thread

I'm only thinking of your purse, I'm a tea addict but its sainsbos smart price so it's really cheap.

Ohhelpohnoitsa Fri 28-Feb-14 19:36:19

Well I DO try to be frugal. I buy vouchers on ebay! usually get ten coffee vouchers for 3 or 4 quid but not been many on there lately. it is a bad habit. I will devlare now, here, today.. No fatdonalds coffees in March.

Fluffycloudland77 Fri 28-Feb-14 19:35:23

Yes of course, I keep them on my watch list.

Ohhelpohnoitsa Fri 28-Feb-14 19:34:10

fluffy if you are the one to start Miserly March thread, will you post those two links yto old threads you sometimes add please.

Fluffycloudland77 Fri 28-Feb-14 19:32:27

Is there anything you could substitute the coffee for? Long term a nespresso & an insulated mug might be cheaper.

I mean, at say £2 every working day that's £80 a month. I don't actually know how much coffee costs these days though.

Ohhelpohnoitsa Fri 28-Feb-14 19:20:37

Checking in. Payday was yesterday and things are looking steady. No spectacular savings anywhere, but no overspends either. Happy about that. I am aiming for a frugal March still. 3 of us need new passports so thats all our council-tax-holiday money gone. Also need two new tyres and only have enough in the car account for one. Will keep the grocery spending low to try and squirrel some from there. My own personal spending has been restrained. Would be better if stopped getting a fatdonalds coffee most mornings ....

Ohhelpohnoitsa Fri 28-Feb-14 19:10:12

dishwasher tablets in ebay were from a seller called stedia-home-store. I think we may have cleared them out as there are no listings now
. When I am on pc I will do a proper link. They has wash powder too.

annielostit Fri 28-Feb-14 19:02:50

We got pork chops, crisps salami and potatoes next weekend( se Wales)@ lidl.

Fluffycloudland77 Fri 28-Feb-14 18:21:30

Lasagne sheets. Next weekend it's whole chickens for £1.99 but it depends on the area.

CremeEggThief Fri 28-Feb-14 18:04:50

£10.20 on travel, coffee and cake, and a couple of things in Wilkinson's, but my Sainsbury's order (£54.44) and my gas payment (£178.48 quarterly) will come out early next week.

Have a nice weekend, everyone smile.

annielostit Fri 28-Feb-14 17:42:26

Minced beef £1 and red peppers 32p are lidls sat/sun offers. Can't remember the 3rd thing.

FreelanceMama Fri 28-Feb-14 17:32:34

Here's my monthly report:
Good news - got some extra work in and invoices were paid quickly; planned a few days of meals; booked a bargainous break for next month
Bad news - still haven't listed anything on eBay but did spread some good vibes by giving some stuff away; overspent on grocery but not overspent overall I.e. Had money left over in another pot.

Fluffycloudland77 Fri 28-Feb-14 15:34:37

If you check the website it's got the weekend offers too, it's worth checking to see whats on half pice.

Some of the shopping apps like shopitize & clicksnap do cashback on lidl stuff but its very limited.

Oh so lidl works in the same way as aldi? I don't have any reusable bags I've still got some from my ocado shop though and they're nice and big.

£6 something in chemist on eye liner, Disney plasters and a plaster roll thing. I get 25% discount though as I work at the drs

Fluffycloudland77 Fri 28-Feb-14 15:20:34

£12.99 on whisky for dh (I might get a small glass)
60p on a stamp
£20 on petrol for next week
£2 on gardening gloves but they were in the sale from £15
25p Sellotape.

www.hotukdeals.com/deals/pancake-day-for-free-after-cashback-1839707 Nearly free pancake stuff, the syrups not on shopitize from tesco though.

Aldi/lidl tips. Take a pound coin for the trolley, put heavy stuff on the checkout first then lob it into the trolley quick as you can when they've scanned it, take reuseable bags (I think tesco replaces theirs free of charge when they get old but don't quote me) , pack at the shelf when you've paid, don't try and pay with a credit card.

I got a £5 off £40 lidl shop. I'm going to go tomorrow all tips welcome as I've never been before!

Iamnotanugget Fri 28-Feb-14 06:07:04

Turnoff as mentioned by pp, keep potatoes in their paper sack in a cool, dark place. We keep ours in the garage. We got a sack at Christmas and we're nearing the bottom of it now and the potatoes are still fine. I've discovered the 'love potatoes' website. There's some new ideas and some old favourites, lots of cheap options.

I'm also going to defend basic peas and sweetcorn but I don't like frozen cauliflower or broccoli which just highlights that you should find your own preferences. If we're having broccoli I chop the stalk into almost matchsticks and it goes in a stir fry. I have been known to put the stalk, cauliflower leaves, an onion, good handful of peas and stock in a pan, cook for 15 minutes and then puree into 'Garden soup'.

I have nothing planned for today. I may go to JL for my coffee and cake as voucher expires today. I'll need to resist buying anything else though.

NK5BM3 Thu 27-Feb-14 22:19:36

£70 on train to London, £12 car park at station - charge to work.

£8 on 2 teas and a choc tart shock in London, and £5 on sushi. My money. I treated my colleague as she's been good to me... Knackered!!

AdoraBell Thu 27-Feb-14 21:50:44

NSD

Glad your friend paid for the wing mirror.

I tríed growing chives- one of the dogs decided yo por needed markinghmm. Shall try again.

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