Feeling rich today.

 Recently, I have felt as if every penny I have spare has rolled out of my hand in to the tight fist of some multi-national millionaire! Today, some came back my way. Firstly, I had £10 of Tesco clubcard vouchers, which I exchanged for £30 of Cafe Rouge vouchers and Dearly Beloved and I shall treat ourselves to lunch out in the half term break. It will be our first dining out experience in over a year.

Next, I sent a complaint email to Quidco, that I had used their cash back service and I hadn’t received any money. I had a return email the next day, with an apology for the delay and discovered that £78 had been credited to my bank account. I also complained to Approved Foods, that one order had been £4 short of goods, with a link to my blog, where I had previously sung their praises and the warning, with a link to the ‘South West Water’ rant, that I could also write a letter of complaint on my blog too. I received a £4 refund to my bank account today.

 I’ve worked that out as a ‘windfall’ of £108 in one day. I have had a financially astute day. I’ve paid a monthly installment to South West Water. I’ve over paid my 0% credit card by another £100. I’ve read my meters myself to save money and submitted my readings online. I have worked out, that in my ten years of teaching, by taking a packed lunch every day, and with the average cost of £2.50 a day, that I have saved £5000. Just a few days ago, I felt skint and now, I’m rolling in it.

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16 thoughts on “Feeling rich today.

  1. Oh jolly well done. My Tesco vouchers will be about £1 I am spending less and less there. However – in the de-cluutering/selling stakes I have £70 squirreled away towards next months housekeeping, which will put £70 towards our removal costs. I still have £45 left from this month……I have to do a top up shop next week, but hopefully I will have another £20 – £25, so will draw just £20 to make my £120 for March.

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  2. Lubbly jubbly!
    I got my clubcard voucher today….£3:50p! I too have cut down on spending at Tesco's but, just up the road from where I work is a Tesco Express. When I'm on a late shift, I make a point of popping in to see the reduced prices and buy anything I might use, even if I have to prepare it for the freezer, it's worth it and can give me a greater variety of foods.
    Also use only the money off and extra points coupons only if I know I need or will use the items.
    Enjoy your half term indulgence..You've earned it!

    Sandie xx

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  3. We tend to convert our vouchers in batches for either meals or days out vouchers to use during our main summer camping trip.

    We take advantage and have a tesco cc which we pay off each month but use to gain extra points on all purchases 😉

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  4. Well done you! Quite a lovely windfall. I had my vouchers through today, £13.00. Really pleased. I also have a few points that need adding from receipts as hubby didn't have the card with him. Enjoy your meal.

    Much love Trayci

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  5. wow, well done! though I have received free meals (and once a bathing suit!) for complaining over the years, I'd forgotten how satisfying it can feel to be heard. enjoy your well-earned rewards!

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  6. Great post! I generally order tesco groceries online and they usually deliver on time, it also helps that the points I get from Tesco Insurance and grocery orders pays for the delivery charge:) And I don't actually have to go to Tesco's:)
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