Tuesday, 6 October 2020

Challenge Six - The Coupon Challenge - Day Three

 


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.


Sue xx


19 comments:

  1. What a lovely idea, Sue, very good use of the coupons if you don't need them.

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    1. It seemed the right thing to do, at the moment I have more than enough food for myself.

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  2. What a very kind person you are. I'm sure the recipients will be grateful.

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    1. It's a shame that there is such a need, but there really is at the moment and things are only going to get worse with so much of North Wales closed for business and so many people losing their jobs.

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  3. Ahh - I wondered if you'd end up doing this with them after you previous comment about the lack of shopping you had :) - lovely idea x

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  4. You are such a lovely lady. xx

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  5. Absolutely the right thing to do, you are a star, perhaps Trump ( sorry can't call him Mr ) could buy a few millions worth of groceries out of his 2 billion to help the people in his country suffering because of covid, after all he seems to be saying to them don't worry it's not too bad ! You are a very kind lady.

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    1. Just watched the buffoon on the news ... mask-less and happily putting at risk everyone around him. If he won't pay the right amount of taxes he sure won't buy any groceries for those that need them ☹️

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  6. Such a good thing to do Sue. I think that Tesco match all donations, well by 30% is the figure but it all helps. It is a disgrace that, in a country as rich as ours, people go hungry. I worked for the CAB a few years ago and we could issue the vouchers for people to present at Food Bank. Some awful stories were told, most people had been sanctioned by Job Centre or were waiting weeks for Universal Credit. We could also authorise for each pet to receive food, much to the relief of their owners. So humbling for me.

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    1. You do hear such sad stories. I'm pleased I could do a little to help.

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  7. That was a wonderful thing to do, Sue, and a decent amount of food too. I've fallen by the wayside since the virus hit because I rarely venture into a supermarket so can't make my usual donation to the local food bank. You put me to shame....well done x

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    1. It is amazing how much you can get if you shop carefully isn't it. I'm sure you'll be back to making your usual donations as soon as you are able to ♥️

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    1. It was the least I could do. The pleasure of the shopping and the getting home with little to put away was more than enough reward for me. 😃

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  9. Awww that you so lovely Sue, love reading acts of kindness♥

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    1. So do I, and it was nice to be able to do one of my own 😃

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  10. Well done you. That is such as thankful thing to do.

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