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Today’s Fab Charity Shop Bargain

Fab Bargain

Colour of Bargain Outfit

Went to a village charity shop sort of near to the new home, and spotted this for sale. It’s a knitted two piece, long dress and matching long cardigan from Principles, I reckon it would have originally been around £80 or so new, and has hardly been worn. The lady there said it was £10, which I didn’t have on me at the time ( banks are miles apart and few and far between here!)


Went back a couple of days later, dutifully armed with the requisite £10, after deciding it was indeed a bargain and if it was still there I was meant to have it, and not only was it there, a different lady charged me just £7!


One happy and now smartly and warmly dressed Mibsy!





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MibsBlog Thrifty Tips – March 2012

Here I try to share any money/time-saving tips that I have found to be useful each month.

Do feel free to share yours also if you don’t mind me keeping the list updated!

( I will of course name you as the author of your tip!)



Make Your Own Watering-Can! 


Today I had just finished potting up the next batch of seedlings into their new larger homes and was about to water them in my usual way for indoor watering with a jug, when I spotted the empty plastic milk bottles that I have been saving up to use as cloches. One brain wave and a few stabs with a small screwdriver later ( be careful and DON’T do what I did and stab yourself in the process!) and hey presto, a fab indoor homemade watering-can! 

With a bit of practice, turned upside-down you can control the flow of water simply by squeezing gently!


Make Your Cut Flowers Last Longer 

I was given this bunch of flowers a few days after my birthday as a belated birthday present….it’s now almost two months gone and with a bit of careful stem trimming every couple of weeks, and gently pulling off the flower petals that turn brown, I STILL have a lovely display!

The pic above shows them after my latest “tidy up” session!

Leaving a plate full of “food”    for Bill & Ben!    lol

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My First Bargain Buy In 2012

You just can’t beat getting some cheap nuts to chew on!

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MibsBlog Thrifty Tips – Feb 2012

Here I will try to share any money/time-saving tips that I have found to be useful each month.

Do feel free to share yours also if you don’t mind me keeping the list updated!

( I will of course name you as the author of your tip!)


Keep Your Nails Clean 

Don’t do what I just did, and forget your grandmother’s advice to always scrape your nails on a bar of soap before gardening, the object being to fill them with soap so they don’t get all clogged and stained with soil!

( and no, this is not a plug for any particular brand of soap!)


A Crafty Tip

A great tip from my Mother Dearest for all you crafty peeps out there, save those aerosol and similar caps to use as paint/glue pots when you need something to pour a small amount into!

 A Measure Of Kitchen Magic

Baby milk scoops make perfect kitchen measures as they usually, levelled off, give you a perfect 1 oz ( do check on the carton before disposing of it though, just in case the different brands vary some!)

And please do ignore the obvious fact that I must starve poor BabyMibs to make him eat scoop handles!



 A Fab Toy Storage Solution

As modelled by the scary red-eyed BabyMibs, another fab idea Mother Dearest came up with, instead of paying well over the odds for designer toy storage boxes, why not invest in a couple of under-bed drawers instead?

Mine came with castors attached so easy to move for cleaning, or making extra-large train tracks, and they hold heaps of toys tidily, yet still in view so they get played with and not forgotten!

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Today’s Meagre Bargain Buy

These bargains are getting harder to come by, today BabyMibs was promised the treat of some Maltesers if he was good at school…apparently he behaved reasonably well untill lunchtime, so I settled for a small bag of the chocolate footballs, and spotted this near the tills!

Not Too Shabby!
Not Too Shabby!

They were originally priced at £1.45 ( steep ) but marked down to 51p!

Cool, that’s a week’s supply of food for me!

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My Bargain Shopping Today


Spam Spam Spam

Spam BOGOF – priced at a whopping £1.59 each in Spar so still a bit pricey methinks BUT I do like the stuff! Get your own BOGOF voucher  HERE ON FACEBOOK  , simply like them and click the spam voucher link on the left,   but hurry, I think it’s limited numbers!

If you can’t print one off, scroll further down and you’ll find a request by post bit once you fill out the error message ( I said I don’t have a printer and put N/A in the boxes)

Yummy scrummy

 My local Spar is still doing 4 cans of Heinz Chicken Noodle Soup for £1, a real bargain here, they were also doing a deal on 2 squeezy bottles of Heinz Ketchup, I didn’t get any as have lots already!

Two loaves, sadly no fishies!


A small local shop had 2 loaves going out of date tomorrow for 50p each! – I have a freezer so that’s a great deal, I would have bought more but these 2 are all they had!

It certainly pays to stalk quickly around ALL foodie shops that you walk past when out on your travels, with practice you’ll find the mark-down sections easily.

Lovely jubbly
Lovely jubbly


Martin McColls are doing Baxters soup cans for 27p each, plenty of date on them and I can report the soup is very tasty and filling, despite my initial reservations at the “green” bit!


Nice threesome here
Nice threesome here

At my local greengrocer – these packs of three peppers were priced at 80p, I got this pack reduced to 20p simply by asking as in this particular pack the yellow pepper has a tiny patch that needs cutting out!

Never be afraid to ask for a discount!

The rest of the peppers, and indeed the yellow one once the tiny patch was cut out, are nice and fresh and crunchy!


For more great bargains and information, do pop over to  eatingonapound  blog, regular updates on what is on sale where, hints and tips to save you money, AND a fab Win A Hamper Competition currently running!


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I love freebies and so should you!

Do take a moment to pop across to this great blog…lots of useful tips and money-saving ideas, funny stories AND a wonderful competition running at the moment!

I love freebies and so should you!.

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