Frugaleers chatting and saving even further into August...

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AGenie Fri 19-Aug-16 18:27:47

Just setting up the new thread for the chatty Frugaleers.

Useful links copied from last year:

www.mumsnet.com/Talk/other_subjects/1324074-For-those-who-cant-afford-to-use-central-heating-this-year-How-are-you-going-to-cope

www.mumsnet.com/Talk/credit_crunch/1543785-your-top-tips-for-money-saving-and-a-more-frugal-life

www.mumsnet.com/Talk/credit_crunch/1600030-Small-money-saving-habits-petty-even

www.mumsnet.com/Talk/credit_crunch/1628874-Gas-Elec-Bills-monthly-and-SKY-so-angry

www.mumsnet.com/Talk/mumsnet_classics/1911061-NO-MORE-COLD-MUMSNETTERS

www.mumsnet.com/Talk/_chat/2209167-Slow-Cookers-are-shit

www.mumsnet.com/Talk/_chat/2224969-saving-money

www.mumsnet.com/Talk/legal_money_matters/2258202-Debt-mutual-support-thread-number-6-start-the-new-year-with-a-clear-purpose-and-keep-moving-forwards-even-by-tiny-steps?

orchard.tesco.com/ Sign up to this.

www.topcashback.co.uk/home And this.

www.quidco.com/home/ And this

www.moneysavingexpert.com/ And this

www.moneysavingexpert.com/cheapenergyclub ditto.

www.checkoutsmart.com/ Plus this.

www.hotukdeals.com/all/deals/new?page=3 Check this daily.

Girliefriendlikesflowers Fri 19-Aug-16 18:37:51

Hello signing in, thanks for new thread Genie smile

Mummyshortlegz Fri 19-Aug-16 19:07:53

Marking my place. Spent too much in ssinsbury on clothes and a telling the time book today. Back to spending nothing tomorrow.

CremeEggThief Fri 19-Aug-16 19:16:24

Thanks AGenie.star

SnugglySnerd Fri 19-Aug-16 19:29:32

Ooh, new thread. Thanks Agenie.

I have a voucher for £5 of Nectar points if I spend £50. Need a couple if things e.g. meat for DH's Sunday roast so thought I'd go along tomorrow and also get DD some warmer autumn/winter clothes with the 25% off. Then I can get the free Nectar points too.

dwinnol Fri 19-Aug-16 19:38:08

Thanks for setting up the new thread AGenie
LSD, just a few bits in Tesco £8.
Overtime tomorrow morning for me (and Sunday morning actually confused) and then out for a slightly boozy lunch with my friend, budgeted £40. I don't know how far that will get me though.
Good news, DP has an interview for a job in the next grade on Thursday. It seems like a big pay increase but it will take him over the next tax bracket so it's not as much as it first seems and he'll have a commute he doesn't currently have to fund. But it's the only way he's going to progress in his career and he's ready for a change.
Glad to her your lo is improving Italian.

AdoraBell Fri 19-Aug-16 19:55:45

Coming back from wildreness holiday.

Thanks for new thread Gennie thanks

My spends while away, €170 on various skincare and booze items.

McNo Fri 19-Aug-16 20:10:07

Thanks for the new thread smile

CremeEggThief Fri 19-Aug-16 20:11:00

Welcome back Adorasmile.

8FencingWire Fri 19-Aug-16 21:02:40

Thank you for the new thread genie.
NSD today, good god, it was about time!!!
I remember my aim being 20 nSD s this month. Not sure I managed 3!!!!

ScarletPower Fri 19-Aug-16 21:06:53

Evening all

Friday 19th August
Money in Jar: £0.00
Money in Purse: £18.26
Money in Bank: £1008.13
Grand Total: £1026.39
Reduction since yesterday: £23.97
Days to Pay Day: 26

Spends:
£10.00 - cash DH
£ 2.00 – sandwich at Morrisons
£ 1.82 – fabric conditioner (from grocery budget)
£ 3.77 – tea strainer & laundry basket
£ 6.00 – Given to DS2 as spends who went out for the day
£ 1.00 – to 50p savings pot (got two in my change today)

Still to spend:
DH spends: £130
Gyms: £43.99
DS2 Football (cash): £6.00
DS2 Football (standing order) £15.00
DS2 bus fare: £7.20
Petrol Budget: £90 remaining
Grocery Budget: £263.58 remaining
Leaves for everything else: £470.62
Birthdays / nights out budget; £265

Engine warning light has come on in car so will need to get this looked at. Have you noticed how something BIG always happens the minute you say "Right I'm gonna get a grip on my spending"?

Did have some more spends today but will list them when the debit card payment comes out. I am under budget by £6 on best friend's birthday present (woo).

BertieTodd Fri 19-Aug-16 21:50:48

Thanks for new thread AGenie.

Updated spends for today :
€50 diesel
€20 on dinner out with family, yummy yummy pizza.

Colliefeatures Fri 19-Aug-16 21:54:31

AGenie thanks for the thread!

Cagliostro Fri 19-Aug-16 22:06:38

Hello Genie thanks for this thread, and the last smile

Ememem84 Fri 19-Aug-16 22:21:11

Thanks agenie for the new thread. £15 on dinner and a glass of wine with friend this evening. Dh dropped me off and picked me up so no money for taxis!

Have just done or tried to do an online shop at boots. I had a list. And spent £43. Or was prepared to. I can't select my store even though they show up on the list. Have emailed customer services and have tweeted them. So annoying as I really want to avoid going into the big store in town near work (I'm like a bloody magpie and will buy everything). £43 was fairly reasonable for shampoo toothpaste multivitamins cotton wool pads and make up (all 3 for 2). I would have got cashback too! 😭
Will have to stop by the store near the stables tomorrow with my list.

needastrongone Fri 19-Aug-16 22:33:01

Signing in. Thanks, Genie for the new thread.

Waves at Adora.

I seem to have missed tons on ONE day of posting since last night smile

Today.
£22 M&S, stocking back up a freezer (did I mention the DC were a bit liberal with the switches they turned off when we went on holiday?smile).
£73 Sainsburys, 3 very specific items for B'days or celebrations, budgeted.
£6 DD training.
£200 cash withdrawal, Stupid, I wanted £100. But will pay cash for debit items to compensate.
£80 diesel for horse box.

dwinnol. It's a good opportunity for your DH though, it would seem, so well done to him.

Sierra259 Fri 19-Aug-16 23:33:57

Thanks for the new thread genie

Still a bit out of breath from watching the hockey! Blimey, what a game!

Happy Anniversary me Lsd here - £2 to post a present to friend's new baby and £7 on fruit and some bits for slow cooker casserole tomorrow.

Cagliostro Sat 20-Aug-16 01:15:21

Look what crawled all over me today! It was injured (but ok now)

Dizzylizzie29 Sat 20-Aug-16 01:20:46

Marking my place
Spends today 32 on fuel taking me over my planned amount by 32. Will be claiming it back in expenses but must budget more next month so it doesn't take me over.
Going away next week (uk) so the money has had to come out of that amount. Spends for that week now are very low
Planning on taking as much food as possible with us and taking buckets and spades etc with us

AGenie Sat 20-Aug-16 05:19:23

Lovely bat Cag. I would like to meet a bat. That must have been great.

My dh and ds would like to go camping and I'm fretting a bit about what I need to buy and how on earth to cook when I'm there, given our odd diets. Do any of you go camping? My main worry is about how to keep frozen food frozen while we're there. There is an electric hook up that comes with the tent pitch. I thought maybe the thing would be to buy a gas stove to cook on and use the electric hook up to plug in some kind of fridgy or freezery thing.

We looked at maybe going to a self-catering caravan or something, but for the price of one week in a caravan, we can buy one heck of a tent. Also in a tent we'd be more likely to meet people to talk to, which might be nice.

ItalianWiking84 Sat 20-Aug-16 06:29:09

Thanks for all the wishes, nice sleeping in our own bed this night. Dd seem a lot better, so counting on having a relaxing weekend with her and hope she's soon all back smile my mom been around with food so should be fine for the next couple of days

8FencingWire Sat 20-Aug-16 07:06:56

Frugal or mental? I have an old friend coming round for morning cofee. I though about cycling to Lidl to get some fresh pastry. I also need to go to the post office and library, but it's on the opposite side of town.
So at 6 am I decided to make cinnamon rolls, while the dough is on I can cycle into the town centre and do my errands.
But I would have spent more had I gone to Lidl. As it is, I'm 'only' going to spend £70 or so on renewing my passport!

I need to get a bit of cash out too.

Friends coming for dinner tonight, I'm making pizza, a salad and there's tonnes of icecream in the freezer.

God, aren't flies annoying? In the country we never had them, there's plenty of them in town!!!
What do I buy to kil them? Before DD decides they're her pets??!!!

Ah, this is so civilised! Clean house, big black coffee in bed listening to the radio. And that bloody fly buzzing round. It's rather windy out there, isn't it?

viking, you had a tough week! What was wrong with your little girl?

Mummyshortlegz Sat 20-Aug-16 07:07:44

You can't really keep things frozen easily, you could take frozen stuff for the first night and then buy something each day. You can get very snazzy electric cool boxes that will take care of your fresh stuff well. Good sleeping arrangements are important. A decent depth self inflating mat is a must. Go outdoors is very good for looking at this stuff.

Fluffycloudland77 Sat 20-Aug-16 07:35:31

Agenie Thank you flowers

You must be so relieved Italian.

Poor bat, did a cat get it Cag?

Yesterday was £50 food. Got loads though & our sainsburys has started selling ethnic food so the creamed coconut block was 80p not £2.50. It's the least ethnic place ever so I don't know long that will last but it sure is cheap.

I'm still buying the Iceland extra mature cheddar, it's lush and 2 450g blocks cost £3.

£10 on electrical supplies because I broke my autoclave do Dh had to fix it. It took all day & was very stressful.

www.hotukdeals.com/deals/warm-home-discount-scheme-2016-2017-140-for-eligible-customers-2498383 Warm homes discount, apply as soon as you can because it's limited funds.

Now is the time to start thinking about insulation etc in case you see anything cheap you can use like fleece for the curtains & thermals.

lilacclery Sat 20-Aug-16 07:40:01

Joining in, will try catch up

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