The next lot of coupons to be used were the Tesco coupons.
I had a grand total of £33.50, made up of at least four lots delivered over the course of this lockdown year and none of them used as I have been paying contactless and just not getting my purse out. Quite a substantial haul of food could be bought with these if you think about the amounts I spend on some of my Challenges.
My first thought was to do a month long food challenge, this was quickly discounted as things are so up in the air at the moment with lockdown rules and something new that is happening in my life. My second thought, and the one that saw me heading to Tesco, was to put together another 'Rainy Day Box', a stash of food for emergency use.
But literally as I drove into the car park my mind changed. I don't need this I thought, I can do better with this 'money'.
With my mind made up I went round the store putting three of everything that I thought would be useful for a foodbank to give to people that need supplies more than I do.
Three boxes of cereal, three packs of teabags, three jars of coffee, three tins of fish, three tins of fruit ... you get the picture. I made it as balanced as I could and doing it this way meant I could keep loose tabs on how much I was spending.
When I got to the checkout I loaded one of each item on the conveyor belt telling the operator that I had three of each and before I knew it everything was back in the trolley ...
... along with the few things that I had picked up for myself, a BOSH! cake and a few tins of tuna for Ginger.
On the way out of the store everything for the Foodbank was bagged up and dropped off in the collection trolley near the door and I came home with virtually no shopping to put away, which always makes me feel very good somehow.
I left the receipt in one of the bags I filled up for the Foodbank but from memory I think I went over by about £2 and paid with my contactless card. Not a bad mornings work.