|Ludlow Castle - iPhone Panoramic|
The food brought back from Ludlow, combined with what we already had, means our "regular" food spends came in at just over £4 this week - just milk for MrEH, mushrooms (can't go a week without them!) and a bag of peppers. For a change I went shopping without a list - well I hardly needed one just for those items, did I?! "That Supermarket" have sent me another nice wodge of vouchers so I'll be exploring using those next week.
On the subject of Food festivals etc we're starting to plan once again for our annual trip to Birmingham for the Good Food Show. Our accommodation was booked some time ago to get the benefit of cheap rates - we're paying £55 in total for the two nights we're staying. It's a budget hotel, but it will have everything we need - a bed, somewhere to wash, and other required facilities! it's also on the main bus routes both into Central Birmingham, AND out to the NEC, so is perfectly located. With two of us travelling the cheapest way to travel will be in the car - especially as we'll come back via somewhere to do some Christmas shopping, too. We're planning on making the most of the trip by meeting up with a big group of friends from the beer festival on the Saturday night which will be fabulous, and we'll attend the Food Show itself on the Sunday, as we usually do. The final piece of the jigsaw was the show tickets themselves - I've been holding off and holding off and my patience paid off - as earlier this week they appeared on the "Clubcard Boost" rewards site - cost to us £6.50 per ticket rather than the £23.25 online booking price! That is one heck of a saving!
I finalised arrangements for my travel to Devon next month, and managed to score one of the Money saving Expert / Red Spotted Hanky £10 credit codes as well, making one section of my journey down completely free of charge!
How's your week been? Spendy or save-y? If the latter, have you had a few small wins to make up for it?