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This week has absolutely flown by. I love the summer time and can’t wait for the weekends to enjoy with my little family.
Here’s my round up of frugal things for this week.
Tesco Direct closing down sale
I’m off to Mallorca with my friends soon which I can’t wait for. My summer wardrobe hasn’t had a refresh for a while – I wanted a couple of new outfits for the evenings.
Like all busy Mums, I rarely have time to go shopping, especially for things for myself. I was in Tesco earlier this week and a pretty red jumpsuit on display caught my eye. I headed upstairs to have a look at the F&F bits, and after talking to an assistant, she persuaded me to look online at the sale items.
Tesco are closing Tesco Direct on 9th July and there are loads of items in the closing down sale. I’ve had to wait a bit longer for delivery but have a couple of bits arriving in time for my hols! (I am going to be keeping an eye on the website over the next couple of weeks as I imagine the discounts will get even better the closer to 9th July we get – it’s across homeware, clothing, all the Tesco Direct range).
I actually love supermarket clothing brands. My Tesco bikinis from last year are still going strong! Sainsburys is probably my favourite though as the quality is superior to the others in my opinion.
I’ll be doing some Instastories of our trip so come and join me if you don’t already.
Still on the holiday theme, I’ve been reading on social media about people raving about the Aldi sunscreen range. I thought I would give it a go for our hols.
200ml costs less than £3 which is so much cheaper than the brands in Boots where I would normally go for my suncream. It’s got great reviews so I’m happy it will be fine – I’ll report back after my holiday…
Freebies and discounts with Shopmium
Shopmium had a 1st birthday promotion this week so I got a free packs of Oreo thins, as well as a can of iced coffee from a new range and some discounted cereal. If you haven’t tried it out, it is an app where brands promote new offerings and flavours, or just standard promotions. Often items are completely free, or sometimes heavily discounted.
You buy the item(s) as normal from the supermarket, scan the barcode(s) and your receipt in to the app and receive the money back via Paypal.
Try it out here using my code – k4ep3 – and you’ll bag yourself a free jar of Nutella.
School uniform – planning ahead
My youngest starts school in September and my eldest has had a huge growth spurt in the last month. This week I have bought some new bits ready for September in the M&S school uniform 20% off sale. I like their pinafores as they wash really well and need hardly any ironing! All for an easy life….
The M&S school uniform sale is on until 3rd July.
This growth spurt has meant school shoes, tap shoes and trainers are all too small. With 5 weeks to go to the end of term before the summer holidays. How frustrating.
I’ve ended up buying school shoes from Tesco to last for the remainder of the term. I can’t justify paying Clarks prices for only a few weeks of wear, knowing they will likely be too small come September.
I’m all prepared for summer holiday school shoe buying though. I had an email this week about my Quidco credit.
With Quidco, you can now withdraw your credit in to Clarks credit with an additional 10% top-up bonus. Alternatively, you can get the 15% Zeek bonus and then buy Clarks vouchers in Zeek (another 6% bonus) for lots of extra spending money. I’ve written about this hack before here: free shopping hack with Zeek.
There are so many retailers that offer bonus credit on Quidco withdrawals now – take a look if you haven’t looked for a while. You might be surprised by your balance too!
I’m linking up with Cass , Emma and Becky in this week’s ‘Five Fabulously Frugal things I’ve done this week’ linky.