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I feel a mild obsession coming on...
Thu 25-Feb-10
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Sarah-J
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I have been a 'member' on this site since er Monday of this week and already I feel a mild obsession developing between myself and the CFC at my local Co-op, I have been 3 days running, towards the end of the day to peruse their marked down items. Hmmm what will become of my fortnightly ADSA home delivery now the worm has turned (or turning).....?

Thu 25-Feb-10
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Sarah-J
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Clearly cannot spell ASDA, must be the sloe gin Smile

Thu 25-Feb-10
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Or a new code!

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Thu 25-Feb-10
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Sarah-J
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Hmmm like Tseoc!!

Thu 25-Feb-10
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That's Irish, isn't it?

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Thu 25-Feb-10
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Love it, Sarah-J  Big_Laugh

I think you have slotted in here really neatly. You belong! WellDone

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Thu 25-Feb-10
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It's a slippery slope now Sarah - J  Big_Hug

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Fri 26-Feb-10
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Michelle from Oregon
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Oh, I know what you mean Sarah, welcome to your second home!

I'll add a tip that I read somewhere about condemed food hunting.

Be very mindfull of shopping around holidays. Bigger ticket items that don't move will be held over for a little while after a holiday has passed, and then they have to go before they spoil. For instance, I waited till after Thanksgiving (a lovely American holiday where you eat yourself sick, and then fall asleep on the couch) to purchace a fabulous prime rib roast for christmas, and then threw it in the freezer. I saved $1.50 per lb on a 15 lb roast.

If you can't be a shining example, be a terrible warning!

Fri 26-Feb-10
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Just like a Sunday late afternoon in Waitrose - half an hour before closing - all manner of reductions.

Last week, someone had reduced the cost of salmon portions from £2.99 each, down to £1.49 per kg. This was, of course, accidental - they didn't mean kg at all, but when I asked, the assistant said that he couldn't argue with what was marked on the ticket.

We bought the lot - 2 kgs (12 pieces) - cost £3, and should have cost £18 at reduced price or £36 at the full price. We now have a freezer full of salmon........ brilliant.

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Sun 28-Feb-10
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Wow! What a lucky break, BS. And, Michelle,  your beef find was a wonderful bit of sleuthing.

Yes, Sunday afternoons at Waitrose are rich hunting grounds. Sometimes you get really good meat bargains because a piece has lost it's bright pink colour. Perfect meat at maybe 33% of the original price.

. . . if you get there before the wolves have been. Normal courtesy is put aside on these hunting trips. Just grab it!

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Sun 28-Feb-10
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Now you know why I'm keen to get my feet back into the outside world- Waitrose beckons on Sunday afternoons....

Kateuk makes things at http://www.etsy.com/shop/finkstuff and sometimes she does this too http://www54paintings.blogspot.com/ and also this http://finkstuff.weebly.com/

Sun 28-Feb-10
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You'd better wait until those tootsies are better!

I'll try that again!

Sun 28-Feb-10
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Am I the only person who feels guilt/shame when everything in the basket is marked down?

Mon 1-Mar-10
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Michelle from Oregon
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Vagabondic, (welcome by the way!) the next time you go to the store, take a calculator or a scrap of paper along with you and add up how much you would have spent if you had paid full price for the things in your basket.....

The more time you spend with all of us here on the forum, the more you will see that saving money to all here is either considered.......

A) Way of life. Thats the way it has to be.

B) Sport. Look how much money I saved!!!!!

C) Choice. I choose not to spend that much money because I don't have to if I am cautious and wise.

D) A combination of any of the above.

Just remember, if you pass by a bargan the only one you hurt is you. The next person won't hesatate to snap it up.

Think of it as doing you part to help with grocery loss, if someing perashable sits too long, it goes in the garbage, the store doesn't profit, and that loss is passed on to everyone by making people pay higher prices.

Does that help?

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Mon 1-Mar-10
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Great post Michelle.  You are right in all you say.  I am always jealous when I hear of these opportunities.  Yesterday, I did very well and got some good bargains including some past it lettuce for the hens, But it doesn't happen often enough.  I live 20 miles from the supermarket, so it really would be false economy to go in to look at the CFC.  Shame!

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