Day one of the Shopping Hauls Challenge saw me off to Asda in Llandudno. Chosen because I needed to fill the car up with petrol and it's the cheapest price there ... and I was in the mood for a bit of a drive rather than just nipping to Tesco which is a little bit more local.
The car park was nice and quiet, which always bodes well if you want a nice calm mooch around the shelves.
My first stop was the candles and nightlight section as I really needed some more of the jumbo nightlights that burn for nine hours.
They quickly found their way into my trolley, there that was my first £2 spent. This is not to be a spend it wildly on things I don't really need week.
Then I spotted these!!
Packs of 12 same sized 'Spiced Berry' nightlights reduced to clear at just 30p a pack. They quickly replaced the plain nightlights I had already put in my trolley. I bought all five packs that were left on the shelf for a total cost of £1.50.
Sixty nightlights for less than the cost of my original 10!
Now to talk you through the rest of my Asda treasure.
I also bought a pack of 100 normal sized nightlights
A nice little nightlight holder with cutout heart shapes.
I love it when candlelight flickers through little cut out shapes and we have a heart theme at the caravan.
Three face clothes to replace some worn out ones in the bathroom.
Two tumbler sized drinking glasses to add to the two I already have for the caravan, so now we have a matching set of four.
And then I thought I had one pound left so I was on the lookout for something for an exact £1, quite easy in Asda really as lots of things are at nice rounded prices. I spied the little food storage boxes and thought they would be brilliant to also take to the caravan next week.
I paid at the checkout and got 50p change ... maths never was my strong point!!
All that mooching around the shelves had left me thirsty so remembering the 'free cup of coffee' card I had in my bag, I drove across the road ...
... to Debenhams.
And traded my little card for a large Americano, and as I always have some of these little biscuits in my bag I had a little snack, used Debenhams free WiFi for half an hour and then I had a little look around the bargain shelves right next to the cafe ... well it would have been rude not too 😉
Look what I found for 50p.
Prosecco flavoured candy canes ... two of my favourite things in one sweet little package, for the exact same amount I had over from my little Asda shopping spree.
It was fate!!
There that's my first £10 spent, and lots of new and very needed goodies to take home.