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Old Jan 7th, 2017, 07:36 AM   41
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Really on board with this now i have New year out the way.

So far some very simple things -
Stopped buying pre cut fruits! Got a pineapple for 59p and a massive watermelon for 2 would have been so much more than this pre cut.

Buy a masisve block of cheese and at the start of the week prepped it into sliced,cubes and grated instead of buying different types which cost more.

Bought a large bunch of cheap bday cards (that dtill look nice ones) so i dont have to nip into some very overpriced shop when iv forgot, saved a few and only 7 days in.

Have lots of other things that i plan mainly meal prepping and shopping at aldi as thats my biggest chunk of money that i can cut down on



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Old Jan 7th, 2017, 11:11 AM   42
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The birthday card idea is such a good one. DS had a birthday party to attend today, I went to the card factory and got 5 cards for 1! That's less than I normally pay for 1 card from Paperchase, and they are cute!



 
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Old Jan 7th, 2017, 14:11 PM   43
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Old Jan 7th, 2017, 14:26 PM   44
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Good tips here.

One word of warning with pet insurance though, if you change provider they will not pay out for any previously diagnosed issues. Found this out with my cat and we ended up paying for something we would have been covered for if we never switched....


I use my card for everything so getting cash out at the start of the week is a good idea.

Aldi shopping IS cheaper but does anyone else find the shop super stressful? Just parking in our one is a nightmare at all times and everyone is very pushy in store and the whole packing thing stresses me out lol. I find it hard work and will never go again with kids!

Our monthly bills aren't too bad, we only pay 20 for two mobiles and do not have a tv package only broadband. I spend most our money on bits for the girls and house, which they do not need after Christmas yet always find myself looking online....maybe I'll cancel broadband ha ha ha



 
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Old Jan 7th, 2017, 14:34 PM   45
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Just worked out that all our bills/direct debits come to 1800. I also have playgroup, petrol, food, kids activities, general living, bdays to pay for on top of that. No wonder i always feel skint. Time to have a real look at trying to get rid of some of them if i even can



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Old Jan 8th, 2017, 04:00 AM   46
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I'm in. Poor as hell lol.

I find meal planning helps and writing a list for the supermarket x



 
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Old Jan 8th, 2017, 16:40 PM   47
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Spent 48/200 in aldi the other day xxxx



 
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Old Jan 9th, 2017, 03:56 AM   48
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I love Aldi



 
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Old Jan 9th, 2017, 04:42 AM   49
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Old Jan 13th, 2017, 13:02 PM   50
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All this cheaper food shopping sounds amazing. Here where I live we easily spend 1000-1200 A month on food as our supermarket is super expensive (generally food in Finland is super expensive) and our nearest other supermarket is 50km away!!!!



 
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