Price Wars

We went shopping today. Not for very much, just a few bits and pieces to tide us over until the end of the month and payday.
mugsI needed tea bags, and usually purchase the pyramid variety on special offer at £3.79 for 240 (160 plus 50% free) . I used to buy 300 of another brand for £2.89 but as each tea bag was designed to make just one cup of tea, paying that little bit extra actually gave us better value for money as theoretically we were getting 480 cups for our money.
Unfortunately, this special offer has not been available in that particular shop since before Christmas, and I have been using the Co-Op’s own brand (which also gives us 2 cups per bag) as it too was on special offer shortly before I used the last pyramid.

price warAccording to the media, there is a supermarket price war in the offing.

We have already spread our wings so-to-speak as to where we shop rather than remain loyal to just one.
However, I was not aware that supermarkets were at war within their own chain.
Today on the shelf in one of the Big Four here in the UK were boxes and boxes of pyramid tea bags.
160 were priced at £4.18 (I have just checked online and the other supermarkets are asking (T) £4.49, (S) £3, and (M) £4 for the same size box) .
Looking to the left and down a shelf (ie. right at the bottom out of your line of sight) were boxes of 240 pyramids for only £3 (others (T) £5.49, (S) £5 and (M) £4 on special offer otherwise £5.68. Note an in-store offer more for the same price) .
You do the math.
And yes, I bought 2 and will probably buy another next week if everybody else hasn’t found them by then.

pg teaNow, where did I put the biscuits?



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I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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