Monday, 28 January 2013

Waitrose Whoopsies

Good evening bloggers and hope you are well. 'Whoopsies' used to be a dirty word, in years gone by I knew many people who would not consider buying or eating a reduced item. Friends, family and work colleagues who look in horror at anything displaying a yellow sticker but times have changed and so have attitudes. I have always bought reduced goods and shall continue to do so but also nowadays there does seem to be less bargains to be had. Yesterday I had to go by a Little Waitrose, depending on the time of day I pop in to see what bargains are lurking around and I managed to snap up some goodies that went straight in my freezer. This is what I got;

Tuna Steaks ..... ...............2 packs reduced from £7.31 each ( !!!!) to £1.29 each .....Saving £12.04
Scampi .............................1 pack reduced from £4.49 to 99p.....................................Saving £3.50
Aberdeen Angus burgers.. 3 packs reduced from £2.99 each to 79p each..................Saving £6.60
Chicken crispbakes...........1 pack reduced from £1.49 to 49p.....................................Saving £1.00
Wholemeal loaf ................reduced from £1.35 to 29p................................................Saving £1.09
White loaf..........................reduced from £1.09 to 29p................................................Saving 80p

I wouldn't usually buy Tuna Steaks at £7 each but I thought they would be a nice change. So the freezer has a bit more stock for not much money.  Have you got any bargains lately ?
 

7 comments:

  1. What a bargain. I do love whoopsies it's a great way of saving money while eating foods that is normally out of my budget as well as finding old favourites at a fraction of the price. As long as it looks fresh i will never frown upon whoopsies.

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  2. Well done!

    So how on earth do they justify the full price? It baffles me.

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    1. Thats exactly what I said to my husband !

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  3. Great bargains!We've shopped for yellow stickers for a long time- I can remember my Dad bringing me reduced bread when K was very small, and she's 25 this year!You're right though - more and more people have woken up to the fact that food gets vastly reduced in price at the end of the day. I used to live within walking distance of a small local supermarket and could pick up Aberdeen Angus burgers for K and A for 25p for 4 so I used to go for a walk every evening, buy them cheap food and then freeze it until they visited. That stopped a couple of years before we moved as more people had become aware of it. I no longer buy yellow stickers as on the rare occasions I'm in a shop and see them they are usually meat, fish and dairy, none of which we eat.

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  4. At our local Waitrose you are lucky if they knock off 50p. Even on £10 items-well done that girl!

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  5. I recently got a great bargain on some muffins (can't remember exactly what I paid though). The short sell by date didn't matter as they weren't going to last for long in my house anyway! Strangely I felt better about buying these muffins than newer muffins, as I felt that I was helping to prevent food waste!

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