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Lunch is getting out of control

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I’ve noticed that my lunch spending is spirraling out of control at them moment as I’m finding myself going for a quite expensive salad option on a daily basis. I reckon I’m looking at a bout £4.00 a day which racks up to a heft £20 a week.

I just wondered if anyone had any budget (and healthy) lunchtime meal tips?

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March 25, 2009 at 4:12 pm

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Thriftyness: Online sales, discount codes and saving money

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This recessions seems to be taking its toll in many ways. Everywhere I look people are being made redundant, companies are going bust and people are under serious financial pressures.

I thank my lucky stars at times like this that I’ve got a stable job and a few pennies tucked away just incase . . . (not a lot mind).

With this in mind I’ve tried to be even more thrifty than usual and started to use a lot more of the social online shopping resources such as MoneySavingExpert and Paid to Shop. The forums are great and offer some reaaly useful money saving tips including details of online sales, discount codes and other money saving tips.

It’s the discount codes that I really love. They’re everywhere. I’ve seen some offering up to 20% off in some cases.

Anyway – here’s one offer I’ve happily been taking up – the 10% off everything at Zavvi.co.uk 🙂

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March 12, 2009 at 11:52 am

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Birthday weekend spends

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Ohhhhh yes – it’s that time of year again. Birthday time! I love my birthday, it’s always good – even on the occasions that it has been bad, it’s still been pretty good 😉

So I thought I’d make it my mission to keep the spending down to a minimum. I’ll leave you to be the judge of whether I did or not:

Birthday lunch: £6.44 (chips x 4)

Krispy Kreme Donuts: £4.80 (x 4)

Alcofrol (various): £24.00 (included nice wine)

Chinese: £28.60 (including my favourite salt and pepper squid)

Total birthday spends:  £63.84

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March 2, 2009 at 12:03 pm

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