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Thu 3-Jan-13
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eileen54
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I used the approved foods website (found the link somewhere on here) yesterday and got £68 worth of groceries for £19.  I did find that some none food items could be bought cheaper in poundland and the 99p shop and some toiletrie and household items were only reduced by 1p. Order should come the beginning of next week. If it is ok will place a bigger order and stockpile.  I have no qualms about eating food past its best before date, when I lived in Berlin the RAF used to stockpile food for 10yrs just in case there was another blockade. when they rotated the food they sold it cheap to us, steaks that have been frozen for 10yrs taste perfectly ok.

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Sun 6-Jan-13
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We've used approved food a few times and you do get some bargains, along with other things which aren't very reduced. We usually end up buying a few odd things, such as a big bag of earl grey tea, some bottles of american corn syrup (which was bizarrely tasteless stuff and didn't even taste sweet! We could never work out how that could happen). We check their website every now and again in case they have something amazing on offer!

I think it's similar to going to Costco. We joined there last year and we usually end up spending a fortune on bulk amounts of things, such as a 5kg bag of sugar, a box of cereal bars, a tray of tins of tomatoes, that sort of thing. We usually end up buying things we don't need so we probably aren't saving money though.

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Sun 6-Jan-13
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Hi Bobquail

i was very good and only bought things that i would use at approvedfood, and only went for the items that were greatly reduced, I have already got next yrs christmas pud for £2, and it is in date until jan14.

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Thu 29-Aug-13
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I watch it every day, but as has been said lots of things are no cheaper when the postage has been factored in. What I watch for are the big bags of say Bread mix, which really are a mega saving

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