I’ve done two shopping trips in the last two days – mainly because my first planned trip was a bit of a disaster with a lot of empty shelves and not very many of the essentials I needed – we had to go out again today anyway so I asked hubby to stop by the supermarket for another visit.
I used pretty much all the rest of my manufacturers coupons from where i’d emailed and contacted the companies, so i’ve emailed some more companies today to see if I can get more coupons.
I’m also getting quite good at spotting and taking advantage of tesco’s double the difference policy – so spotting things with out of date special offer labels. (this means you pay and then go to customer services for the difference x 2 )
Tesco’s shop 1) £58.35 worth of shopping – after coupons and savings I paid £3.25 (plus 25p cashback for buying dolmio pasta bake from topcashback)
Loo rolls, jars of sauces, chocolates for the 2 mums, cat food, cereal bars for hubbys packed lunches, burgers, beers, ice cream, yogurts, fruit
Tesco’s shop 2) £75.98 worth of shopping – after coupons and savings I paid £14.42
4 more of the flora pro activ milk cartons which after coupons and instore offer work out at 50p each, loo rolls, special k, more beers (hubbys off work this weekend) uncle bens rice, bags of chocolates for easter egg hunting with the family, quorn products, cheese and more chocolates as hubby ate 1 of the boxes from yesterday (sigh)
BUT I’d been charged twice for a box of chocolates for my mum for mothers day and i’d been overcharged for special k so I got back £5 for the chocolates plus £5 extra and then I got double the difference on the special k which was about £4 for the 6 boxes i’d brought so I actually ended up paying 42p :-)
Thats £134.33 worth of shopping for just £3.42 !!
I’m building up my stockpile for loo rolls and cat food as I only have a couple coupons left from my complaints and they expire at the end of march.
We shouldn’t need any more shopping for a couple of weeks now apart from maybe a loaf of bread and some fruit so I won’t do another coupon shop for a while.
Updated Stockpile Photos
Regular readers and fb fans will be aware that I purchased over £400 worth of groceries last month – a lot of them have come into my stockpile.
My loo roll mountain has been moved to a spare cupboard which suffers from a little damp – I’m hoping they’ll be alright in there as all the packaging is intact and hubby has told me I can go ahead and fill the cupboard right up if I like. All the loo rolls were totally free I even made a little money on some where there were cashback offers via topcashback and quidco and I had coupons as well.
I also got some that were meant to be 2 for £7.50 and scanned at £5 each and not on offer – so I got back £5 for the two packs that I brought – meaning 2 packs of 9 loo rolls for £2.50 a pack
Most of this box is from my lovely double the difference find the other day where they still had the previous weeks advertising up for the uncle bens and dolmio snackpots. The snackpots ended up costing 25p each because of the overcharge and money back I had from customer services – plus I had coupons anyway that i’d paid with so I actually ended up making money on this crate of goodies.
Hubby uses a lot of these for his packed lunches and they have a great shelf life.
Top shelf is now pretty much all catfood – all totally free for the catfood – partly coupons and partly from coupon overage. For example I had £5 coupons for andrex which were for 1 9pack each and they were on offer for £7.50 for a while so i’d get £2.50 overage towards my other shopping for every two I brought :-)
No more catfood coupons so this will start being used up now but should hopefully last 3-4 months
A couple packs of the loo rolls had open packaging from where the cat climbed up them the other day to knock down some cat treats that he obviously felt he deserved. So i’ve put the claw marked loo rolls here as I thought they might get damp in the cupboard with the rest.
The canvas drawers have my toothpaste, shower items, bath items , skincare and household cleaning items in – mostly free samples, free with coupons and free from where i’d gained a lot of boots points.
3 big packs of tetley teabags – they were on offer for £3 each and I had £9 worth of coupons sent to me for a small complaint I sent in – I was about 20 or so teabags short in my last pack so I wrote in expecting a small coupon for 50p or so and instead got £9!
Loads of cereal – all free and made a bit of money from being overcharged on the special k – got back about 60p a box as a double the difference
Feel free to comment about my stockpile – I still aim to only have items in my stockpile we use on a daily basis – and due to limited space it really won’t get much more than this – apart from the loo rolls if I can manage to get any more for free.
I’ve emailed a load more companies today to see if I can get some more coupons:
Lactofree – coupons in the post
lake district cheddar
dairylea – coupons in the post
pure – coupons in the post
I can’t believe it’s not butter
crosse and blackwell
mccoys £2 worth of coupons
bold – already heard back – coupons in post
nivea – coupons in the post
ben and jerrys
chokablok – being sent a £3.99 tesco giftcard
goodfellas – coupons in the post
I’ll be emailing more companies and adding them to this list tomorrow and i’ll keep it updated as I hear back and let you know what coupons I receive.