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Where can I save money?

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kazzawazzawoo Sun 01-Jun-14 19:24:30

I need to save money. Dh has been out of work over ten months, he just started a new job. I work part time, not on a great wage. I am spending far too much on food. However, we eat low carbs as dh has lots of weight to lose and low carb works best for him and I have ibs and low carb helps control my symptoms. But it's very expensive.

I sometimes shop at aldi, sometimes at asda, their cheapest range, not much difference in the prices. Obviously we can't bulk food out with pasta or rice

Re. other expenses, we are tied into our mobile contracts til December and have reduced our tariffs as far as possible. We pay £44 for a phone/broadband/tv package with bt that i think we are tied into- dh wouldn't consider canceling anyway, nothing would be cheaper either.

I've reduced gas and electricity costs to £95 per month. Can't affect water, council tax, etc. Fuel and parking can't really be reduced, we need to get to work

We don't go out, don't eat out, dh has the odd beer at at home, I don't drink at all Our biggest outgoing is food. I spend too much, about £400 per month for myself, dh and dd aged 13 and sometimes ds aged 22 - I try to always have something in the freezer for him.

The top up shops are usually for comfort food like crisps, chocolate etc or if we run out of veg milk etc.

Any ideas for vouchers, savings? Our local supermarkets seem to barely reduce at the end of the day.

Shosha1 Wed 04-Jun-14 08:15:59

I've been buying meat at markets for twenty years. Some of the best meat I've ever bought. ( tip try their sausages first if there nice their meat generally is

careeristbitchnigel Wed 04-Jun-14 08:23:34

If you DH has lots of weight to lose, why do you need all tha comfort food including doritos at the weekend confused. Stop buying rubbish and change your eating habits - you'll help your waistlines as well as your purse.

Nobody needs chocolate and crisps if you can't make ends meet !

smartfuture Wed 04-Jun-14 08:49:30

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specialsubject Wed 04-Jun-14 16:24:39

previous post reported because it is a utility warehouse rep advertising their site, under a hidden url.

pyramid selling scheme alert.

Mojito100 Wed 04-Jun-14 16:28:52

Marking place

Fluffycloudland77 Wed 04-Jun-14 16:56:56

I wondered about that special but I didn't click the link.

specialsubject Wed 04-Jun-14 17:11:57

I did - off to run virus scan!

Rivercam Wed 04-Jun-14 18:20:02

Our local supermarket reduces meet, bread etc after about 7pm. I've picked up bread for 20 p before.

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