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.