"Procrastination is the art of keeping up with yesterday."
Sunday, 20 January 2013
Some super frugal shopping...
Points make prizes - apparently! As we needed some more handwash for both the kitchen and the bathroom I thought I might have some points on my Boots card so popped in and bingo - £2.58 worth. Making these 3 products cost exactly zero pence to us. The 2 soaps were only 59p each anyway and the Source shower gel is currently on half price offer; including the special editions like this rather lovely smelling orange and cinnamon version, they were £1.15. I love the Source range but don't like to get them at full price. If you shop semi regularly in Boots though I think it's worth using the points card. I know opinions are divided on 'loyalty' cards as the chains use them to gather shopping habit data about us but I deem myself intelligent enough to ignore any offers they send and just buy what I intend to. If occasionally I can get those things for free I think that's a card worth having.
These are my other fantastic bargain of the week. Now I have stupid size/shape feet (imo) - a half size difference between them and wide across but shallow through. This means I can't wear most 'girly' shoes especially if they have a pointy toe as they're just not wide enough for my feet unless I'm prepared to spend a fortune. However - it did mean I could scoop us these boots in TK Maxx the other day as evidently no-one else fitted in them. They're Clarks Active Air range and the original rrp was £99.99! When TK Maxx first got them they wanted £49.99 - still more than I'm prepared to pay. Since that they had a red sticker reduction, then a yellow one -neither of which I could see the price on, and finally the last yellow one with the price I paid on it - the princely sum of £17.00!! What a saving.! They fit me as they're a wider fitting than normal. They're really comfy (I assume that's the active air thing) and as the promised freezing weather finally turned up they're good for keeping my legs warm. :-) They're actually a darker brown than the flash has made them look here, more of a chocolate colour. I'm seriously considering going back next weekend and seeing if they still have another pair left I can invest in
So that's my happy shopping for the week. Right now I'm going to snuggle with the Chap in front of a film as it's decidedly nippy, and I have a couple of fat cakes solidifying in the fridge for the birds. They struggle in this weather so don't forget them. Although (so far) we haven't had the snow here I know most of the country seems to have seen some so give them a helping hand and as national treasure Sir David Attenborough apparently tweeted '@davidattenboro: The severe snow is bad news for the uk bird population. I got my fat balls out in the garden at the moment, I suggest you all do the same!' Having had a quick look at his page I'm not entirely convinced that's the real David Attenborough but it's worth a giggle I think. Stay warm peoples.