Friday, 1 March 2019

Shopping Hauls - Day Seven - Sainsbury's


For the final day of my shopping hauls I wanted to do something completely different.  Something that wasn't for me, for us or for the dogs.  Something for someone else.  And what better way to share a ten pound shopping haul out as far as possible than to get a selection of foods and donate them to the local Foodbank.

So my ten pounds was stretched as far as it possibly could be, and the change left over from the shopping the other day and a little bit extra was added as I went over my £10 limit  - but this time I wasn't so bothered about that.

I went round sort of working to £1  limits on each foodstuff, mainly so I could keep track of my spending.


So for instance I got three tins of potatoes for just over a pound as they were 35p each, but most of the other vegetables were 25p a can so I got four of those.  I got four packs of noodles at 25p each but just two bottles of tomato ketchup as they were 45p.  Overall I think I balanced my purchases out reasonably and kept good tabs on my spending.

The most expensive items in my trolley were the two jars of Instant Hot Chocolate drink, but I thought they were worth the outlay as it means an instant hot drink, with no additional milk required that is suitable for adults or children ... well that was my reasoning behind the purchase.


I tried to get a good mixture and variety  of foods, and I think for the amount I spent ... a grand total of £12.65 ...  I did this very well.

So that's it, this Challenge is now over and it was nice to finish off with a completely different kind of shopping trip.  I will be back tomorrow with a round up of this Challenge and some of my usual waffle.  

I'll see you then.






25 comments:

  1. That'as a trolly-full and a half, isn't it. What a fantastic way to finish off the challenge - thinking of others. I love that.
    xx

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    1. It had to be done ... I have spent more that enough on us this week :-)

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    2. A lot wouldn't see it that way though.
      xx

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  2. Your final spend was a great idea, a really kind thought.
    Your caravan is obviously going to benefit from many of your finds and of course, your stationery cupboard!
    I'm curious to know, now that you can review all your purchases, how many you truly needed
    and how many were “I fancy that” purchases.
    I realise you weren’t trying to be frugal but it would be interesting to analyse if you have time.

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  3. Great way to finish the challenge and I’m sure it will be enjoyed by the recipients.

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  4. That's a good idea to purchase for the local Foodbank, and you really stretched your money.

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    1. It was good to make the money go as far as possible.

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  5. That was such a kind and generous thing to do on your last day. I will look forward to the review tomorrow.

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  6. Amazing amount of things for not much over £10 for the food bank. Should be very useful.
    It's been interesting to see what you have bought this week and has prompted me to try something, which I'll do a post about in a couple of weeks.

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    1. You seem to have a lot of interesting things coming up ... I'm waiting with baited breath 🙂

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    2. Don't get too excited! I won't be doing anything as interesting as your challenges

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  7. This challenge is a great idea... I will have to check and see if any food bank near me could use a similar donation. Our grocery store has bar coded cards for Harvesters ( a large community food network for the whole Kansas City area - 26 counties ) which allows you to tell the cashier how much money you would like to give and that amount is added to your total bill.

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    1. It's always good to give a bit if you can afford it. Every little really does help.

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  8. I have really enjoyed your challenge this week, you bought some very interesting and useful items. Your final day is really heartening, to think of, and buy, for unknown and in need people, is a really generous thing to do and very refreshing. Well done on all counts, look forward to your next adventure (still really miss your old blog), I'm sure whatever you decide to write about will be interesting and fun to read, best wishes, Terry in Reigate

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    1. I've really enjoyed this Challenge myself, I've managed to get lots of things that I needed and it seemed right to do this for the last day.

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  9. Wow, you did well and how lovely of you to take this to the Food Bank. This time of year ours is quite low and so I imagine yours is as well.

    God bless.

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  10. I really enjoy shopping trips that are just for donating. It is like a mini challenge I think. I go to Aldi usually for those trips and get a lot of satisfaction out of being able to purchase so many items for relatively low overall cost.

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  11. What a kind gesture. I've really enjoyed reading about your challenges and I'm looking forward to more.

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  12. A lovely end to your challenges! I like to get free things on apps - Shopmium, GreenJinn and CheckoutSmart and donate the (long life) free items to the collection point in the supermarket. This costs me nothing but I’m sure is enjoyed by someone else.

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