Friday, 15 February 2019

Yellow Sticker Challenge - Day Five



Another day, another yellow sticker haul ... once again from good old Marks and Spencer ... but a different branch this time.  I usually shop in the Llandudno store so it was nice to go somewhere different and have a mooch around the aisles.  And also this time a nice balanced little haul with something for both of us.

I like that in M&S they leave the YS reduced foods on their original shelves and you have to peruse the aisles until your eyes alight on the yellow label you're looking for.  There's rarely a bunch of folk chunnering around and you can read the labels, weigh up the pros and cons and decided in your own good time whether this is something that you want to spend your money on.

Well that's how it was in the Prestatyn Marks and Spencer yesterday  😃


For myself I got a Mixed Vegetable Masala reduced from £4 to £3.35 ...


... and for Alan a Piri Piri Chicken dish, this was reduced from £4 to just £2.60.  


I also got him some more packs of roast chicken, this time just two packs at £1.50 each reduced from £3.


I bought these to try. 

I haven't tried any of the new Marks and Spencer 'Plant Kitchen' vegan range yet, so I thought a sausage butty might be a good start.  I've hear some good reports from the range and I did have one of their vegan Christmas style sandwiches one day when I was out and about in December which was very tasty.

So I've not bought masses of shopping up to now on this YS Challenge, but after clearing out the fridge and freezer last month everywhere seems to be filling up again very quickly with all these yellow sticker bargains.  I know myself very well and soon I know  I'll be suffering a backlash from all this shopping and being out and about at the shops, and I'll be wanting to get rid of stuff and stop shopping for a few weeks.  

Oh well I guess that will save me even more money!!


Figures

Spent in M&S  £11.05    Original Price  £17.00    Saving me £5.95


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23 comments:

  1. Mmmm, sausage butty. Hope yours is nice.

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    1. Mmmm ... I know :-)

      It's virtually the only time I eat tomato ketchup too, so I always associate sausages and ketchup,. a match made in heaven.

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  2. Sausages and brown sauce for me! My brother and sister-in-law retired to Prestatyn a couple of years ago, know it well.

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    1. There are some good shops there, not as many of the bigger branches as there are in Llandudno but a much bigger Poundland and M&S ... and lots of charity shops on the high street. It's always worth me detouring to Prestatyn when I'm visiting our nearest Sainsbury's in Rhyl.

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    2. A big change for them moving from Manchester but they seem to be enjoying the slower pace of life there at the moment and they visit Llandudno a lot too. Looks like you are doing great with the yellow sticker challenge.

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    3. There's a lot of Mancunians in that area, not quite so many away from the coast though. Where we live is a more Welsh speaking area, with English being more the second language around Llanrwst.

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    4. There are indeed and our parents and aunties & uncles always had caravans around there so it's a familiar area to us. My hubby and I spend a lot of time around Harlech which is definitely a Welsh speaking area. It's not too far to travel back to see parents, siblings, kids and grandkids too which was definitely a consideration for them.

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    5. I'm very excited to see your new challenge!

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  3. Yet more lovely M&S reductions, I use ys to try new things too it's a great way of trying things and not paying full price. I hope you enjoy the sausage n ketchup sarni xx

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    1. I have done well in M&S this week. I'll be continuing calling in there more often on YS hunts now I know how much is available.

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  4. Sausage butties - mmmmm, lovely.
    xx

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  5. You are doing well and getting some really lovely food. On a mission to become mortgage free so I go on a yellow sticker hunt several evenings a week! Some examples of my bargains this week are two bakery loaves at 19p each, long baguette at 18p (divided into three and frozen for packed lunches), two packs of two venison burgers 72p, two packs of gourmet chicken Kiev £1.04, tub mushrooms 19p, sugasnap peas 20p, 1.5 kg steak mince £3.44, tray of chicken thighs 67p, carton happy eggs 38p, two bags potatoes 29p, fresh naan bread pack of four 22p, four apples 30p. You are keeping me motivated!

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    1. ... and you're doing brilliantly.

      Wow , that's a lot of bargains. It really IS worth looking out for reductions isn't it. Do you keep a record of the money you are saving? I bet if you had a little notebook or diary and wrote your savings down each time you come back from shopping, it would make for an interesting and impressive total at the end of the y ear :-)

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    2. I'd never thought to do that! It would certainly add up to a huge saving, same with calculating how much we have saved over the decades by making up packed lunches and taking coffee and food on days out. Reckon it must run into tens of thousands!

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    3. It would be interesting, and as it's only February you might be able to pick up a little slimline diary cheaply to keep in a kitchen drawer and start keeping tabs on your savings from now on. At the end of the year it would make for fascinating reading, all those savings totalled up.

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  6. You are motivating me to try our local M & S again at a different time. I got lucky to-day in our local Morrisons, they had about 6 trays full of reduced black grapes, down to 10p a punnet, so picked up 4, they are delish! Helen S.

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    1. Wow ... bargain with the grapes. Pop some of them into the freezer before they go off. They are so tasty eaten straight from frozen, like lovely mini ice=pops full of flavour :-)

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  7. Trying something new (especially at a good reduced price) is always a good thing.

    God bless.

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    1. Exactly, that's what this Challenge has really highlighted for me.

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  8. You have done so well. I miss M&S! They closed their shops in Canada many years ago so whenever anyone heads to the UK or Europe we always hit M&S on behalf of those not there!
    Question - your Smaller Life blog has suddenly gone to "invite only" - just wondered why....

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    1. I would really miss M&S if I left the UK ... although their clothes are not the luxury item they once were.

      A Smaller Life is just temporarily closed down for a while for a bit of a name change and some page maintenance while I plan out how it will be from 1st March, don't worry it's not vanishing. It would have been confusing to leave it up while I'm tinkering around with it :-)

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    2. Thank you - I'll look forward to March!

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