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Thu 8-Oct-09
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David B

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One great way of being frugal and living well is to take advantage of the really good supermarket offers that come along now and again.

I'm not sure if offers on my local supermarkets are the same in all supermarkets of the same brand, but I guess they will be pretty widespread at the same time, so I've started this thread so that members of our little community can pass on news of offers they think might be worth taking advantage of.

This one involves Sainsbury's.

I've just bought 4 bottles of Hardy's Crest Cabernet Sauvignon priced at 9.99 (most supermarkets now have it at 8.99, and it's among my favourites) and 2 bottles of First Cape First Selection Shiraz Rose, priced at 7.99, on mix and match 3 for a tenner offer. Better yet, the 5% discount for buying 6 bottles is based on the full price, so with the offer and the discount I got the 6 bottles of pretty good supermarket wine for 17.20.

All tips gratefully received.

David

Thu 8-Oct-09
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Crikey, David, I had the very same thought this evening as I tootled into our local Tesco car park.

I suppose it's not an original idea but it would be a wonderful resource if one could see what the Daily Specials are available from all the national chains.

We are slightly restricted here, living close to a small town where the only chain stores are Tesco, Waitrose and Netto. We have two Sainsburys 14 miles away (Cambridge or Bury St Edmunds).  I know there is an Aldi in Cambridge but know nowt about other majors in this area.

If there is such a site online that publishes the new offers from the major chains, can somebody post it here please?

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Thu 8-Oct-09
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I'm limited to what I can carry, since my flat is in a no parking zone, and I have 64 stairs to climb.

But if I were you I'd be tempted to phone your local Sainsbury's to see if that offer is on, and go get that offer, or order on line, and get loads.

I think I'll go back tomorrow for another half dozen.

I rate the Hardy's Crest above the Isla Negra.

And actually, I'd rather read advice about offers from people here, who are fairly likely to want the same sort of stuff as me, than plough through a website containing all offers, most of which I won't be interested in.

David.

Thu 8-Oct-09
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I've just bought 4 bottles of Hardy's Crest Cabernet Sauvignon priced at 9.99 (most supermarkets now have it at 8.99, and it's among my favourites)

David – are you saying that 4 bottles cost a total of £8.99 or is that just inebriated wishful thinking on my part?

£8.99 each seems a tad exorbitant, although we love most of the Hardys Crest gluggables.

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Thu 8-Oct-09
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In most supermarkets Hardies Crest is 8.99 a bottle, but sometimes comes in at bogof, which is when I used to buy it when it was 7.99 a bottle. Except for a very occasional special occasion bottle, 4 quid is just about my limit. And spending 4 quid on an 8 quid wine on a bogof generally gets you much better wine than the bottom end 3 quid a bottle wine.

This, though, was 3 for a tenner, less the discount for buying 6 bottles, which worked out to under 2.90 a bottle.

Pretty damn goodCool

David

Thu 8-Oct-09
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Thanks David

Jalopy and I will take a trip tomorrow morning. She has a wine habit that's rarely fed these days.

Fri 9-Oct-09
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I took the last 6 bottles of Hardy's Crest off the shelves this morning, and went down for 6 bottles of Kumala Zenith (also 3 for a tenner) this afternoon.

On asking, I find there will be more Hardy's in this evening, so I will trundle down for another half dozen then.

It don't go off, and I will drink it, so it seems silly not to grab it while it's there.

David

Fri 9-Oct-09
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It's well worth stocking up.

Didn't make it to Tesco today but will definitely go tomorrow as D ate the wonderful British Pink Sunrise tomatoes that I was saving for seed!

Fri 30-Oct-09
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Our local Somerfield has Nouvelle Toilet rolls pack of 12 for £2.50 at the moment - under half price and works out to just under 21p a roll.  It's recycled too! 

As Somerfield is now owned by Co-op I guess Co-op stores will have the same offer?

May as well stock up whilst it's cheap.  Smile

Fri 30-Oct-09
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Thanks for that Ruth, I'll  check out the Co-op tomorrow; though the words 'recycled toilet rolls' always make me cringe!Wink

I'll try that again!

Thu 19-Nov-09
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It's worth registering at mySupermarket (it's free) to get their weekly newsletter. Mine arrived yesterday - packed with tips on how to eat more cheaply and make your money go even further. They even have quite good recipes in a section called feed five for a fiver- Eggs Florentine this week.

Mon 4-Jan-10
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If you use veggie (or any) Oxo cubes I found them in my local Poundstretcher for 59p a box of 12 just before xmas.  Compared to S'burys 98p a box (or even their current offer of 2 for £1.40) and Somerfields over £1 that's not a bad saving.  I've no idea if it's something they always have in stock but worth a look if you use this product.  Smile

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Ruth, did you find the Oxo cubes were still fresh - as I bought some and find them very hard and difficult to crumble.

Tip for crumbling cubes - press with a flat-bladed knife to crumble before the foil is open, then just tear and pour - much better than having oxo-cube residue over your fingers!

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Tue 5-Jan-10
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brightsprite said:

Tip for crumbling cubes - press with a flat-bladed knife to crumble before the foil is open, then just tear and pour - much better than having oxo-cube residue over your fingers!


I've always used that method too, as you say saves all the messy fingers.

I'll try that again!

Thu 7-Jan-10
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Hi Brightsprite

Mine seemed fine, they were the veg ones so can't comment on the others.

To crumble I tear one end of the foil cube off only then crumblefrom outside the rest of the foil so it falls out of the open end, still keeps the fingers clean. Smile

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