Having thought about recent goings on, we decided to do the bulk for our March shop today.
Hubby wanted to get the nuts and bolts for the greenhouse which were in stock at the DIY outlet in one town but not the other, so as we want to press on ASAP, we got them today.
The weather was foul first thing and has been raining all night, but here we are at 4.50pm and the sun is shining, though it’s still windy and starting to chill down for the evening.
Today has been our four shop day, playing one off against the other to get the best deals for our money, though we have had no need to buy any meat for the freezer, and what veg we bought is the same price as it was a month ago.
Fresh fruit is up though, so we bought a punnet of grapes for £1.49 compared to £1.24, though six bananas only cost me 85p so still round 14p each.
There has been a decrease of 10p per 500g pack of dried apricots which I have on my cereal, but tea bags, cereal itself, porridge, muesli, granola, bread, baked beans, a tray of 15 eggs, cheese, UHT milk and rice are still the same. The tri colour pasta I like has gone up 5p per 500g, and Maggie’s food has reverted back to £6.50 as it’s not on special offer at the moment.
Toilet rolls are always ‘fun’ though, £2.50 for 4, £5.75 for 9, special offers of £5 for 12 or £8 for 24. My preferred kitchen roll saw 2 small rolls of 50 sheets each at £2, 3 rolls of 100 sheets each at £2.50 on special offer or 4 rolls of 100 sheets for £6. I’m waiting for the 6 rolls for a fiver which is due to come around soon, but did buy a 3 pack today.
The biggest surprise has been dried stuffs.
Don’t cringe, but I keep instant mash in the cupboard which has gone up from 25p to 28p as well as a stash of instant custard which was originally 15p but is now 20p. Hubby also likes stuffing (stop snickering, I mean the sage and onion variety!) which was 15p a box three weeks ago and is now 25p.
So thus far, there has been little change in our shopping expenditure as we continue to shop around and balance the merchandise accordingly.
Obviously I have been late in accessing my blog today, but have decided not to go to SW tonight as I’m shattered and don’t fancy sitting in a cold hall.