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    Default Warwickshire Thrift Week

    From 21st to 29th March: http://news.warwickshire.gov.uk/blog...k-march-21-29/

    Apparently this'll be it's 2nd year - passed me by last year!

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    That makes two of us Lex

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    Sounds like a studenty thing.

    If folks are cash strapped, then surely they are only going to buy the essentials anyway and not waste it.


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    You'd have thought so, wouldn't you! You never know, though - there might be a useful tip or 2 to pick up.

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    You can't help but notice in a queue in a supermarket what other people have filled their trollies with, and almost invariably up to a half or even more is rubbish and virtually nil nutritional value, ie. crisps, chocolate, flavoured soft drinks, cakes, and so on.

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    Thrift Week is upon us!
    http://news.warwickshire.gov.uk/blog...to-be-thrifty/

    You can get Annie Chalk paint - as featured in the article - for 18.95 a litre: http://www.anniesloan.co.uk/acatalog/Pure_profile.html

    Or buy 5 litres from B&Q for 24: http://www.diy.com/search/results/?q...D3C_PWD_IN_012

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lex View Post
    Thrift Week is upon us!
    http://news.warwickshire.gov.uk/blog...to-be-thrifty/

    You can get Annie Chalk paint - as featured in the article - for 18.95 a litre: http://www.anniesloan.co.uk/acatalog/Pure_profile.html

    Or buy 5 litres from B&Q for 24: http://www.diy.com/search/results/?q...D3C_PWD_IN_012
    I used Crown breatheasy emulsion paint for this craft.Small tubes are very cheap and go a long way.As with the annie paint it needs waxing or matt /lustre varnish spray.I transformed a whole outdated fireplace wooden wall. Cobalt blue overlaid with wheatgrass.

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    That's the problem I find with all these offers - they tempt you to buy more than you need. I've often got funny looks from shop assistants when I don't 'take advantage of' 2-4-1 and 3-4-2 offers when I only need 1 of something!

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    I find it deliberately encourages waste, especially with food. Like you, I'll never take more than I can actually use. Though sometimes with non perishable food I'll take it and pass the 'freebie' on to the foodbank.

    But, as I keep telling Mrs Rebbonk, nothing is for free. One way or another we pay.

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    Now there's an idea Mr R - buy 2-4-1 offers, and give the '1' to your local foodbank. Maybe something we all could get in touch with our local foodbanks about?

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