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Re: BARGAIN BASEMENT

Postby smitch » Thu Oct 26, 2017 8:43 pm

Yeah I think when we got it, you could choose a main and side, drink or chocolates then either a starter or dessert. Now you get both.

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Re: BARGAIN BASEMENT

Postby Gillthepainter » Fri Oct 27, 2017 8:34 am

These deals are getting me down.
I was in M&S, trying to buy sliced ham. Everything was diddy packets, 3 for £7. Totally uneconomical.

And Waitrose has lotsa 3 packets for £10.
I don't want 3 packets. I've got not room in my freezer.

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Re: BARGAIN BASEMENT

Postby Petronius » Mon Oct 30, 2017 11:21 am

Thanks smitch.

We've now steeled ourselves not to buy three for £5 etc, mostly. There's wedges of cheese Waitrose do 2 for £4 which keep well in the fridge.

Bertolli was reduced in Waitrose and Sainsbury's at the weekend.

500g jars of Helman's in Waitrose as well.

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Re: BARGAIN BASEMENT

Postby Petronius » Fri Nov 03, 2017 5:50 pm

Waitrose wine/champagne offer - 25% off for six bottles or more (mixed). Finishes on November 7th.

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Re: BARGAIN BASEMENT

Postby Sakkarin » Thu Nov 09, 2017 3:21 pm

Bit far to travel I know, but I just saw this menu from Mayapur in India posted online. 60 rupees for Masala Dhosa. That's 70p. It's £4.50 here!

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Re: BARGAIN BASEMENT

Postby Renée » Fri Nov 10, 2017 11:47 am

Oooh lovely! Maybe I could make some of them for about that cost ... on second thoughts, maybe not!

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Re: BARGAIN BASEMENT

Postby Sakkarin » Mon Nov 20, 2017 10:38 pm

Great offer on coffee beans at Tesco, as already mentioned on Aeropress thread.

I've just bought enough TF Sumatran to last till Christmas... and a pack of Starbucks Espresso beans to check them out - they were already on my coffee bucketlist, was waiting for special offer price. Probably too strong for me though.

https://www.tesco.com/groceries/en-GB/s ... -beans/all

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Re: BARGAIN BASEMENT

Postby Renée » Mon Nov 20, 2017 11:55 pm

I wish that I was nearer to a Tesco!

I use instant during the week and bought a 200g jar of Kenko Smooth for £4. It is normally about £6.

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Re: BARGAIN BASEMENT

Postby Stokey Sue » Tue Nov 21, 2017 2:56 am

I use instant decaff to flavour hot water close to bed time. I've used Kenco but recently L'Or (Douwe Egberts' new instant) has been much cheaper due I think to launch offers.

Much nicer too IMO

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Re: BARGAIN BASEMENT

Postby smitch » Tue Nov 21, 2017 11:06 am

I've just bought a jar of L'Or decaf to try, will be using it for the first time shortly. Caffeine gives me migraines so I can't drink normal coffee. I grind my own beans at the weekend, we buy from a local artisan roaster, but can't be bothered during the week.

I'm not keen on Starbucks coffee, tastes bitter and over roasted to me. I always need to add sugar if I buy an Americano from the concession at work.

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Re: BARGAIN BASEMENT

Postby Gillthepainter » Mon Nov 27, 2017 9:34 am

I've got half a teasp of instant left.
For half a cup of black coffee. I've overdone the instant for some months.

Back to filter. Black too.

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Re: BARGAIN BASEMENT

Postby Petronius » Wed Nov 29, 2017 5:05 pm

Waitrose yellow sticker section has some genuine bargains, however couldn't help noticing a small pack of smoked and flamed pieces of chicken. 130g for £2.49 reduced from £2.99 - not my idea of a bargain. Not surprised they didn't sell.

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Re: BARGAIN BASEMENT

Postby Renée » Thu Nov 30, 2017 7:49 pm

I don't usually buy that product, Dennis, but I did buy it from Sainsbury's recently and really enjoyed it. The chicken was lovely.

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Re: BARGAIN BASEMENT

Postby Sakkarin » Sat Dec 02, 2017 7:29 pm

Butter now £1.60. I reckon the bread and marg days are on the way back. Or if it is butter, "bread and scrape". For now I'm going to make the most of it.

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Re: BARGAIN BASEMENT

Postby Renée » Sun Dec 03, 2017 12:55 am

Would it cost more to make your own, maybe?

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Re: BARGAIN BASEMENT

Postby Sakkarin » Sun Dec 03, 2017 2:28 pm

I have a milkman, so haven't noticed if the price of milk is going up in parallel. If it is, let's hope a bigger share is going to the farmer. I suspect not.

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Re: BARGAIN BASEMENT

Postby Pampy » Sun Dec 03, 2017 5:27 pm

Butter is made from cream rather than milk. I made some a few years ago with a reduced price tub of double cream, which did work out cheaper than buying butter. At full price for the cream, I don't think there'd be much in it. It can be a bit off a faff making it too.

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Re: BARGAIN BASEMENT

Postby Renée » Sun Dec 03, 2017 5:53 pm

Yes, I can imagine it would be a bit of a faff, Pampy. I haven't made it since I was in primary school!

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Re: BARGAIN BASEMENT

Postby Petronius » Mon Dec 04, 2017 2:53 pm

Waitrose Essentials Butter is £2.97 for 500g. Must confess we've no idea how much it's increased - we just pick up a pack, not looking at the price. :oops:

5k bag of Wilja was 99p in our local greengrocer's this morning. Too heavy for me to carry. :evil:

Greengrocer says potatoes are cheap at the moment.

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Re: BARGAIN BASEMENT

Postby Renée » Mon Dec 04, 2017 3:19 pm

I have noticed recently, that the weight of bags of potatoes in supermarkets has reduced.

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