Today we went to Sainsbury's. This doesn't alter anything, the menu plan is the same, the spending plan is the same, we just did a stock up. It all started yesterday when I half heard something on the radio about cheap petrol.
I checked online and the offer was 10p per litre off petrol when you spend £30, until Wednesday. Dan liked the sound of the offer as the tank was very low. Dan had a look in his wallet and found a soon-to-expire voucher for £3 off a £30 spend, so we got to work. We wrote a menu plan for the month, checked for any non-food items we needed and I checked the prices on the website. Done.
This morning we decided we would like a little time out of the house, and we needed to go go the tip anyway so we combined the errands. I remembered to take the list and Dan had the calculator on his phone to help us tot up. The first minor annoyance was the trolley pound. We don't usually use supermarkets where you need a pound for the trolley. Luckily Dan had a fiver so he bought a cheap thing off the list so we could get going. Second minor annoyance was that the shop didn't have everything we had on the list, but we it wasn't the end of the world, we spent more on a couple of things but a lot less on others. Of course I remembered a couple of other things I wanted to buy too, but they were things I usually buy at Home Bargains, so that's saved me a trip later in the month.
We managed to get some multibuy deals, so we are fine for soy milk for weeks! So we saved a few quid there and got the voucher off. We saved just over £4 with the petrol deal. It was stressful though! Was it worth it to save £7? Hmmm, just about I think. We'll see for sure at the end of the month.