I have finally learned how to shop well.
All because I nearly undid my 6 days of good work.
I was food shopping, just a few essentials, when I went into Iceland (cheapest place for frozen veg based on price per gram-I work this stuff out) and saw a shelf full of Wok’s.
I could do with a wok, so I had a look, and the offer was buy three Uncle Ben’s products and get a free wok.
Good deal surely.
So I had a look at the products available. I can take or leave Uncle Ben’s, and I would never spend £1.70 on a packet of microwaveable rice when it is 50p down the road in Home Bargains, but there were some nice little rice and curry pots (vegetarian as well) for £1 each. That was only a spend of £3 for food and a wok, great deal.
But then I put them all back, because the rice pots were probably full of fat and sugar, because the wok looked cheap and nasty and I have been down that road with wok’s before and I want a good one when I next get one, and also because I was considering asking for a wok for Christmas and I didn’t because me and my Boyfriend do not need a wok on account of my boyfriend not liking stir fry or curry.
Yes I’m sure a wok is more versatile then that, but space is a premium in our kitchen on account of me having every kitchen gadget under the sun, most of which have been used once, or less!
It would have only been £3, it would have been nice, but I’m glad I didn’t buy it.
Anyway it’s my birthday in a few months, I can always ask for one then.
I still did my usual looking down every aisle for a good deal, or something magical and exciting (do such things exist in Tesco?) but in the end I left with just the items on my list.
ICELAND – Frozen Chopped Onions – £1.29
TESCO – Milk, Orange Juice, Bread, Cucumber, Parsnips and Bananas – £4.34
All from the food budget.