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Wed 25-May-11
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Danny
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Good info, Sue.

I also know that Waitrose start discounting two days before the sell by date earlier than Tesco do. So their CFC bargains usually have a longer shelf life.

Right also about the Tesco meat, Sue. On Monday I got a big chunk of skirt of beef (enough for four steak meals) for half price - I think it was £5, down from touching £10.

Hi Ruth - glad to know you picked up on the most important threads quickly! ok

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Wed 25-May-11
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Sooliz, I always buy big bunches of coriander from my indian supermarket, i just wash it and stick it a bag in the freezer, if freezes fine and crunches up when frozen so i don't even have to chop it.  But have found it has to be zip lock bags otherwise I get coriander debris all over the bottom of the drawer!

Wed 25-May-11
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Good idea Sandra!  Unfortunately, we live in a small village in a very rural area, with the nearest supermarket being a 14-mile round trip away, and I don't think there are any ethnic supermarkets anywhere near us. cry  I'll keep in mind the idea of freezing the bunch, next time I manage to pick some up from the CFC shelf, thanks. ok

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Thu 26-May-11
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sorry skiped a few posts there i was reading the last page doh

 

Well put Sooliz

just about sums it up its a trial and error sort of thing mainly .our local tesco's is a 24 hr one so the best reductions happen around 7.30 just before the main shift go off and the overnighters take over .sometimes there is nothing sometimes you hit the jackpot .

we recently had 1 kg bags of grated cheese for 20p each and half duck pancake kits for 50p .but other times we get nothing .thats the way it works sometimes .it helps if you have freezer space to spread the benefits over a long time (5kgs of cheese takes some eating if you are in a rush )

what we usualy do if the freezer is full is see whats available and fill in around the skutty bits for the next days meals

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Fri 27-May-11
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MOS said:

 (5kgs of cheese takes some eating if you are in a rush )

 

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Sat 28-May-11
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We have 30 mile round trips to the nearest large supermarket , so its a case of going when im at work , but we do have a small coop that is a treasure in the winter , now because we get a lot of tourists in the summer theres very little , theres a small Budgens but even the CFC is beyond my price range except for the weird cheeses that no one buys , the store is so upper crust they have a weird cheese section ..lol..

We do however have the can factory down the road, excellent value for money unlabelled tins  lots of short date items etc they supply all the discount shops but they have a scruffy portocabin on site where granny sells stuff in bulk and theres another discount store i found on my travels that sells mainly foreign products extra cheap i love the dried items  yesterday i got 10 packets of mushroom cook in sauce £1, plain cous cous 20p a large box 4 of  , knorr stock cubes 10p a box 20 of , 3 huge tubs of vegetable stock for a £1, pasta carbonera 2 huge packets 50p , dried peas 10p a box 10 of and my best buy 10 packets of German black rye bread £1 they all come with a small white label with the ingrediants in English , but theyre all produced in the UK for export the one thing you do realise when you buy these items is that on the continent they put a lot more salt in there food than we do, every spare penny ive got goes on food during the summer so i dont need to go out so much in the winter. i think the only dried food item we didnt use much of over the winter was spelt im now cunningly adding it to all my casseroles to use it up

Tue 31-May-11
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Co-op seem to be having a big push on their premium range with a lot of the items at half price.  This includes their jars of pasta sauce at 86p, seemed quite a nice range though I haven't tried them myself yet.

Thu 6-Oct-11
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Had to go to Sainsburys this evening as we've just got back today from our mini break to north Devon and the fridge was bare.  Got there as they were doing final reductions on their fresh meat......£12 worth of stewing lamb for £2.98, some lamb ribs reduced to 99p, 2 humungous pork chops for 99p and some Sicilian sausages down to 69p.  Oh, and bread reduced to half price too.  Well pleased, especially with the lamb, as the weather has turned distinctly wintry eeek.

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Thu 6-Oct-11
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Not that it's a brilliant deal, but the Lloyd Grossman stuff is on offer at several supermarkets at the mo, the smoky bacon pasta sauce is gorgeous and a useful stand by at 99p

Sun 16-Oct-11
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At the MK meet, Kate and Jean were talking about (I think it was ground almonds but certainly) almonds.  I don't know if you've come across this site before, but what do you think - are the prices reasonable?

I'll try that again!

Sun 16-Oct-11
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Just had a quick look TA, some of the stuff on it is very reasonable, not had time for a real browse, but will revisit, is P&P to be added or included, as that would make a big difference.

Mon 17-Oct-11
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It seems you can get free delivery from them. Look on this page as it is quite complicated to work out.

http://www.goodnessdirect.co.uk/cgi-local/frameset.....very.shtml

 

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Mon 17-Oct-11
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I recognise this company from the past- I think they had a shop near Weedon in Northants on the A5 near the A45 junction which is not far from Daventry. It was one place we used to go to when we lived in North Buckinhamshire to get dried fruit, nuts etc. as they had good stock and good prices.( we are talking 20 years ago for this)

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Mon 5-Dec-11
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If you need any 'outdoorsy' stuff get thineself to Millets TODAY!!  They have 40% off absolutely everything but it finishes today.  Works in conjunction with any other offfers as well like the 3 or 2 on gift items and it even comes off the OS maps!! 

I was in there yesterday and sadly they only had 1 of the 3 maps I want in stock - well I say '3 I want' - given the opportunity I'd have the whole set to pore over and plan little trips in my daydreams...but I digress.  The deal makes an £7.99 OS marvel a mere £4.79 - real bargain if you need them.

I also got some little hats for my 'neices' which were already reduced to £1, were on the 3 for 2 offer and then had 40% off - not a bad shopping trip!

Mon 5-Dec-11
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Thanks for the tip off Ruth.  I wonder if we have one here, I don't recall seeing one for years.

I'll try that again!

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