Over at my Smaller Life I have Freeview television and recently I got hooked on watching some old episodes of Extreme Couponing ... the American show that follows people who get hundreds of dollars worth of shopping for a minimal payment or in some cases with clever planning, for absolutely nothing at all.
It's really inspiring, and while I can't ever hope to replicate what they do, it did make me keep my eyes open for any coupons that I could find.
This little shop at Asda was totally free of charge.
And I still have 3p left on a £2 gift card they sent me ...
... when I pointed out how shortchanged I had been on their Smartprice Baked Beans.
I used that card on the Mince Pies and 'Christmas flavoured' crisps.
I got the Heinz voucher for a similar reason and used it to buy the Tomato Ketchup. My Princes Tuna Fillers were also totally free, paid for with this coupon that I printed out from the internet off the MoneySaving Expert.com website on the Supermarket Coupons UK page (that offer is now over unfortunately).
After my free food success in Asda I was on a roll, so I called into Tesco on my way home to use up my £8 worth of Tesco Clubcard vouchers.
And my £1 off a box of Magnums.
(This coupon is still available on the link I gave you above.)
I spent my Clubcard vouchers on a large bag of Basmati Rice, and luckily the Magnums were back in stock so with my £1 off coupons I only had to pay £2.89 ... which turned out to be the total amount I paid for my shopping today.
And of course after being reminded by yesterdays post I will be completing the Asda survey, so that I'm entered into this months draw for £1,000.
After all you have to be in in to win it!!