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Mon 10-Feb-14
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eileen54
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Beware of supermarket offers. I have just been in morrisons, they have their fruit and veg on offer at the front of the store as you walk in. I always look at these and then at  the normal shelf to compare weights and prices. Today they had green grapes in their offers £2 a punnet or 2 for £3. On the normal shelf they had the same grapes £2 a punnet buy one get one free. If I had walked in and just bought the offer I would have been out of pocket.

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Mon 10-Feb-14
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Why does that not surprise me, Eileen?  steam

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Live life to express, not to impress
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Just make your absence felt"
Mon 10-Feb-14
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Supermarkets bank on shoppers not reading labels and not noticing things like that, or the fact that pack sizes get smaller even though prices stay the same/go up (eg most of the prepacked cheddars are now 350g or even smaller, when they used to be 400g). Or they have big signs saying a large size pack is on offer, when it's actually cheaper to buy 2 of the smaller size (that's a particular bugbear of mine).  But I think shoppers are a lot more savvy nowadays and we DO take more notice. 

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Mon 10-Feb-14
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I am sure we do take notice - or rather, lots of us do. The shopping would be a lot quicker if I didn't go round doing calculations, and taking note. I am better at mental arithmetic than I ever was at junior school.

In Morrison's favour, I will say they once gave me a large supply of orange juice for free - the shelf label had printed wrong, and left one digit off (eg 6p instead of 60p) so they were legally obliged to sell it at the lower price. When I noticed it, I put lots in my trolley and took the label off the shelf with me to the checkout.  They didn't charge me anything - said it was my reward for pointing it out to them.

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Sat 15-Feb-14
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Not sure where to put this but here goes

just popped into the local Carrefour contact, bit like the latest Tesco express etc. it has always been pricey due to having a large campsite nearby popular with tourists. It is frequented by lots of expats who have more money than sense. The shop has set up an English shelf, the latest thing here. Usual biscuits, chocolate, beer etc but also a small jar of marmite.....€6.99! I think the whole shop heard me! No bargains here sadly

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Sat 15-Feb-14
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That is really taking the p---   sorry, for rude Language.

Sat 15-Feb-14
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I used to find that in Cyprus Aly , there was an english shop there catering for expats and some of the forces families went there. A jar of hartleys jam £2.50 a jar and this was in 1981. I have always shopped at local shops and markets when I lived abroad, and did without things I could not get.

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Mon 24-Feb-14
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I don't know if this is any good to anyone or if they are any good , I don't have room to grow them, but in poundland today they had bags of seed potatoes.

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Mon 24-Feb-14
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That's very good value Eileen (I'm assuming they're a pound, I guess they haven't got much choice of variety though).  We've got all our spuds already chitting in the utility room.  Poundland have some pretty good stuff sometimes, there's a big one opened a few months ago in Bridgwater, must go and have another look soon, only been in there once since it opened.  If I remember rightly, they do big catering size rolls of tin foil and cling wrap, I could do with some more of those.

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Mon 24-Feb-14
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Sue I did not have a good look at them so don't know if they had different varieties, just noticed them in passing as I can't grow anything like that until I move back down there full time.

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Thu 27-Feb-14
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I find that there's a lot of stuff in poundland that is good value for money,,but you do need to be careful and have your wits about you. With the bulbs and plants, you just need to be sensible, if the packaging feels rather light then things have dried out in the shop and they are probably not worth buying, I would imagine its common sense, but the number of people who have given me dried up bags of bulbs to plant out for them that they picked up cheap somewhere is worth noting. ..and then they wonder why they never get any flowers from them.

i think I got my onion sets from there this year, and they are doing great.

Thu 27-Feb-14
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My Brother bought me six Strawberry Plants I did not need, from Aldi, last year, eventually found something to plant them in, the resultant crop was massive, wish I could remember the name of them, but it will come to me! maybe not this year!laugh

Tue 11-Mar-14
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Today only on approved food nouvelle 9 pack of toilet rolls £1.49

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Tue 11-Mar-14
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My Airing Cupboard is Stappit fu, as they say in Scotland, I got them last time round, am waiting on two Bags of Scone mix. They are brilliant value.

Tue 11-Mar-14
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forgot to say on the previous post they also have washed white potatoes 2kg bags for 50p

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