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.
What fun you have had! I love those spiced berry night lights - they smell wonderful, I think.ReplyDelete
It was really nice to be choosing just what I needed. The nightlights smell amazing :-)Delete
Great buys, especially the tea lights, I shall have to look if there are any candle bargains up our Asda, I always stock up on tea lights from Asda and pick up any candles I see cheap at the carboots and save them all up for the winter months, in the evenings we just have the tv on with some candles lit, proper cosy it is.ReplyDelete
Yes, I think it's something I will be on the lookout for at carboot sales, but only wrapped candles. The last bundle of candles I bought had a really dusty smell about them as they burnt ... I dread to think how old they must have been!!Delete
That's exactly what we do at home, just the tv, the log burner and a mantelpiece full of candles, it's very cosy.
Wow! You did make your first ten pounds go a long way. Well done.ReplyDelete
I was pleasantly surprised at how far my money went. The nightlights were the best buy, and boosted the quantity of my purchases a lot.Delete
I'm doing my own challenge in March. With the exception of fresh fruit and some veg, cheese, ham, bread and milk everything we eat is coming from the freezers ( I have three ) and cupboards which are full to bursting. Money saving and freeing up some much needed space. I'll see how I get on. Fiona xReplyDelete
That sounds like a brilliant plan ... do you have a blog, or could you start one to chart your progress. It would make for lovely reading.Delete
I don't have a blog - I'm not sure I'm that tech savvy!! But I will let you know how I get on :-)Fiona xDelete
Wow, you did great and had a nice adventure also. And I guess the candy canes were meant to go home with you! I've never tasted the prosecco flavor, they sound good.ReplyDelete
I've not tasted them yet, I'm still eating my older ones bought last year for 20p a box from the garden centre in February. But I'm guessing they can't be THAT bad, I mean after all it's sugar and prosecco flavouring ... what's not to love :-)Delete
The facecloths are excellent and I have bought lots to replace grubby looking ones this year. The grubby ones are now cleaning cloths and shoe cloths. Husband went to Screwfix this morning and came back with two half price torches for the motorhome and a piece of pipe lagging for the wardrobe rail.ReplyDelete
They are lovely little facecloths for just 75p each, a real bargain. Like you I use old cloths for cleaning cloths ... or sometimes they just vanish into Alan's workshop never to be seen again!!Delete
Scented candles are my downfall. You did very well on your first haul.ReplyDelete
Yes, I love them too, even unlit they make the room smell nice.Delete
Don't you just love finding bargains.ReplyDelete