I went to the supermarket and made use of the £10 off voucher last night after gym. The EFG was with me and we were armed with a list of the necessary items. I totted up the spending as we were going round so that I knew how much it was going to come to at the checkout. I wasn't far out, given that I was rounding a little.
I stocked up on lots of tins that the storecupboard was running low on, bits and pieces for the freezer and fridge, and some toiletries which will be used over time. Then the weekly basics like cheese, quark, bacon and fresh fruit and veg were added and we were done. Even though I had the voucher, I still didn't buy a few things like cat food that I know are cheaper in Lidl.
The shocking thing was that we had only taken one of the shallow trolleys, not a huge deep one, and we hadn't overfilled it, and still we managed to spend the £80 required to use the voucher. It was frightening how quickly the spending added up to a significant sum - a pointer indeed to how hard we have to work these days to keep the supermarket spending under control.
5 hours ago