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Re: Bargain Basement

Postby slimpersoninside » Sun Apr 18, 2021 1:09 pm

Makes me wish I shopped at Tesco......almost!

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Re: Bargain Basement

Postby Renee » Mon Apr 26, 2021 1:54 pm

Hyaluronic & Marine Algae Hot Cloth Cleanser. This includes a muslin cloth. Skincare with Hyaluronic Acid and Marine Algae. 200ml.
Expensive? No! £3.99 from Aldi. Why pay more?

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Re: Bargain Basement

Postby miss mouse » Mon Apr 26, 2021 2:13 pm

Renee wrote:Hyaluronic & Marine Algae Hot Cloth Cleanser. This includes a muslin cloth. Skincare with Hyaluronic Acid and Marine Algae. 200ml.
Expensive? No! £3.99 from Aldi. Why pay more?



Why would I use it? This stuff is a mystery to me.

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Re: Bargain Basement

Postby Renee » Mon Apr 26, 2021 4:11 pm

It is a facial cleanser Miss Mouse, which removes all trace of make up and leaves my skin feeling soft and smooth. Having a sensitive skin, soap is rather drying.

I apologise for not making the product clearer.

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Re: Bargain Basement

Postby Pampy » Mon Apr 26, 2021 4:22 pm

I bought a set of 4 different "hot cloth" cleansers and a muslin cloth from Aldi a couple of months ago for my sister - £5.99!

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Re: Bargain Basement

Postby Renee » Mon Apr 26, 2021 6:11 pm

What a great price Pampy!

I always buy sensitive toothpaste which is about 75p from nearby Lidl. It does work well and the tube has stayed the same size over the years unlike the well-known makes. :twisted:

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Re: Bargain Basement

Postby Pampy » Tue Apr 27, 2021 12:10 am

I didn't know that, Renee - what a bargain - and I've only just bought a tube of Colgate sensitive! It'll be on the list for next time I need toothpaste.

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Re: Bargain Basement

Postby Stokey Sue » Tue Apr 27, 2021 2:11 am

I’ve been looking every time I’ve been in Lidl but they’ve never had any toothpaste all through lockdown here

I prefer a pump dispenser, as I make less mess, and I did get two of the new Sensodyne pumps on what I assume is an introductory offer, £3 for 100ml in Sainsbury’s, which works out at less than half the price per ml compared to the tubes. It’s a very good dispenser, no mess at all

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Re: Bargain Basement

Postby Renee » Tue Apr 27, 2021 9:19 am

Pam, I usually buy three at a time of Lidl toothpaste, because I don't always call in there.

I used to like the pump dispensers and they take up less room than the tubes. The price is good in Sainsburys. Thanks Sue.

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Re: Bargain Basement

Postby Pepper Pig » Wed Apr 28, 2021 11:49 am

If you're a Nigella fan then Amazon have a 24 hour Kindle offer of Cook, Eat, Repeat for £1.99. Started this morning.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Cook-Eat-Repea ... Bj-ZJFInmo


Offer finishes at midnight.

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Re: Bargain Basement

Postby Binky » Sat May 01, 2021 9:34 am

Went to put in our weekly order for Tesco and the Italian 00 flour is down to 18p.

It's on clearance so buy now or miss this bargain.

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Re: Bargain Basement

Postby Renee » Sat May 01, 2021 11:41 pm

At that low price, Binky, I wonder if they are going to stop stocking it?

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Re: Bargain Basement

Postby Binky » Sun May 02, 2021 10:45 am

Yes, definitely. They are discontinuing both the self-raising flour and 00 flour in this range from the Italian suppliers.

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Re: Bargain Basement

Postby Gillthepainter » Tue May 04, 2021 12:13 pm

00. All gone in my local Tesco, Binky.
But I did top up my self raising flour stash with a couple of 18p bags going cheap.

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Re: Bargain Basement

Postby KeenCook2 » Fri May 14, 2021 5:47 pm

Hello, I was wondering how to treat smoked salmon fillets, as a pose to sliced smoked salmon. They're on a 3 for £10 offer at Asda and thought I might give them a try.
Their normal price is £4.50.
What have you done with them?
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Re: Bargain Basement

Postby Earthmaiden » Fri May 14, 2021 6:25 pm

Do you mean the ordinary salmon which has been lightly smoked - like these? https://groceries.asda.com/product/salm ... ts/1373421

I buy it from Sainsburys sometimes. The Sainsburys ones are ready to eat (but the Asda ones aren't). They are delicious and only lightly smoked. I served them the other day (cut in half) when my friend had lunch here with prawns and slivers of proper smoked salmon but that was quite a treat. I like them with an interesting mixed salad, beetroot and a potato salad and a dill mayonnaise. That may sound a bit boring but I think it's lovely. I think I'd cook the Asda ones and have them cold!

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Re: Bargain Basement

Postby jeral » Fri May 14, 2021 6:33 pm

If we are talking about the same thing, one thing you shouldn't do is try to recook them. The ones I bought from my fishmonger - I should have asked him - were already cooked. I wouldn't have made stringy bootleather if I'd known :lol:

Mine were honey-glaze smoked I think, so (cold) would take a "heavy" side, e.g. the Thai radish, spring onion, garlic etc sort, rather than a creamy thing.

If you are talking about "must be cooked" salmon, my only thought would be to try to let it be the star with bland usual suspects.

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Re: Bargain Basement

Postby KeenCook2 » Fri May 14, 2021 7:41 pm

EM, that sounds great!

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Re: Bargain Basement

Postby Renee » Mon May 17, 2021 10:27 am

I buy the raw lightly smoked salmon portions from Asda. A good idea to have them cold Em and now that the weather is becoming milder, they will be enjoyable with a mixed salad. Dill mayonnaise sounds very nice!

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