Sunday 26 August 2012

Feeling the pinch!

We've had a tough month for money - just a little harder than normal. To get by I've even had to sell things on eBay for food money!
After hubby's pay day finally coming round it was time to do a much needed toiletries shop from Boots, there's an extra points day on so I thought I'd take advantage of that.

When I got to the till with my not even heavy basket I went a shade lighter and felt quite shaky when I was told my shopping came to almost a £100, i'd expected it to be about £40 - I'd stopped adding up as I was going round!

I had to do that really really embarrassing thing of deciding what to put back!
What you get for £72 in Boots! expensive toiletries, can't believe the cost of my shopping

I'm mean seriously! £100! That is a lot of money! I put back shower gel, some toothpaste (I'd fallen for the 3 for 2) a new sippy cup for Meg and deodorant. - all stuff I'd rather have if I'm honest!

I managed to reduce it to £72.17p - I was still astounded that some nappies and a few toiletries would come to this! I'd bought a few offers like 1/3 off the kids suncream (1 of only 2 brands Blake isn't allergic to!) and bubble bath. 2 for £12 on condoms (no "accident" yet please!) and 3 for 2 on vitamins and herbal - this is the first time I've succumbed to multivits for the kids!

Here is a photo of our shopping - do you really think this is worth over £72?
I don't - I feel well and truly ripped off!

  • Pack of 48 nappies
  • Pack of 22 nappies
  • 1 tube of toothpaste
  • 1 packet of cotton wool
  • 2 for £12 rubbers
  • 1/3 off kids suncream 75ml
  • 1/3 off kids bubblebath
  • shampoo and conditioner
  • travel size shampoo
  • 3 for 2 multivits (and teething powder) 

I just can't help but feel that soon, the cost of things will get so high, we won't actually be able to afford to eat, wash or live!

Emma in Bromley x

1 comment:

  1. I thought it was just me... there's something about Boots... Every time I go in I end up spending twice as much as planned...


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