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Freebie and Bargain of the Week

I can't pretend that this week was thrifty, we were out and about at the start of the week, and I had a clothes shopping spree - at real shops, not charity shops. The car was taken away on the back of a truck yesterday afternoon so this weekend is one at home. Thankfully we'd started the holiday with the things we wanted to do - visiting Abbot Hall in Kendal for the Painting Pop exhibition, and of course the trip to Hull. So other than the large garage bill we'll be receiving soon it's a good weekend to be at home. 

We still have access to sports channels due to our cut price two month offer thingamy, perfect for the Super League Grand Final this evening. I also had a reminder this morning that I have a voucher or a 99p movie rental via Google Play, as I still have credit left over from a giftcard I received last Christmas I think we'll go for it. We might even watch Blade Runner as it's a hot topic at the moment and we have been toying with the idea of seeing the sequel at the cinema. 




It was a grey, blustery morning but the beach was fairly busy, quite a few kite surfers and a large group enjoying a very energetic game of cricket. We needed a few things so popped to the shops. When we arrived at the bookshop looking for a gift for Dan's Mum we saw the Booky Dip table. All books were £1, with the proceeds to a local charity and it was a fun way to get rid of all the advance copies of books that were no longer needed. We picked three


One is for Dan's Mum, she doesn't read, but we know she'll find the concept amusing (and I'll get to read the book later). But we have a couple to be getting on with. 


Finally we visited Sainsbury's, I was after some tights and had a voucher for 500 points (worth £2.50) when spending £10 on their own brand clothing. I didn't realise that it's the Nectar giveaway weekend (last year we won £25 worth) and a voucher for another 500 points popped out. Not too bad at all.


No real freebies this week, did I mention the free parking when we went to Manchester last week?  I was given a box of chocolates as a hostess gift and there wasn't much grocery shopping due to eating up all the things we bought, but didn't eat last weekend, we shouldn't need to shop until at least Thursday of next week, so hopefully grocery spending will be low this month, makes up for everything else!

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  1. The supermarkets seem to be competing at the moment I have had vouchers and triple points from Tesco's this week. Great buy on the books.

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    1. I think maybe they're trying to entice us in so we'll do our December shopping with them.

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  2. We are gone next weekend, so a low key, frugal weekend ahead. We're going to my sisters and I'm bringing along homemade baked beans and cookies and wine we already have.

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    1. Have a great time with your sister.

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  3. I recognise those scenes we spent two days of our anniversary holiday there.

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    1. I think I remember you posting some pictures of the glitter ball in Blackpool, I didn't know you'd been here too.

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  4. We do that booky-dip at work (although we don't call it booky-dip - until now, I'm totally stealing that!) it's super fun to wrap all the books up!

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    1. Great idea t do that at work. Calling it a booky dip wouldn't work with lots of people I know - booky and lucky don't rhyme!

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  5. I think we're going to see Blade Runner later this week, probably as a birthday treat on Wednesday. I'm looking forward to it.

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    1. I have subsequently discovered that the film is 2 3/4 hours long, waaaaaaay too long for me to focus on something I'm not fully into, so I don't think we'll be going after all.

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