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Friday, 21 May 2021

Bags of savings

We have a M&S, BP garage local to our house, I had read on Jane's blog about the Too good to go app, so I reserved a bag, paid £4 and collected my items, all are dated the day collected, I received 4 items, the lamb we had for tea the next day, I've crossed off apples on our shopping list, sadly the coleslaw has cheese in so hubby won't eat it, the Olives our daughter will have tomorrow. So is it good value, yes, the lamb meal would cost double what I paid, we will try and book another bag, they sell out quickly, the yellow sticker price was £8.92, so great value, so we tried again. 

Our second bag had very different contents, I added the yellow sticker prices, £5.31 plus the 2 bacon rolls which I could not find a price for, again out of date on the day we collected them. We had the bacon roll next day for breakfast, the salads were for lunch, mine with feta cheese in lasted 2 days, hubby had the sausage rolls. The peppers we always like to have in went into a Paella.  

The app allows you to chose the distance and there are more shops on their list, living in a village and wanting only walking distance, limited our options. We have decided to start purchasing the Greggs bag, it is collected earlier, just before the shop shuts, we can tag it on a day we are out and about. 
This is not a promotion, I have not been paid, but I love the app, normally at the end of the shift food is disposed, smaller shops don't have the quantities to have people come and collect their unsalable foods, this taps into our desire to help stop waste. 

I will not get a bag every day, but a couple times a week, maybe the day before daughter, Will and George are due, it was really nice to eat items which we don't normally have each week, I can be a fussy eater, but hubby will eat almost anything, just cheese and pork he will pass on, which happily I love both. 

My friend and neighbour got really excited about this app, she has 2 children at junior school, who eat any and everything, she is very interested in the Greggs bag, for lunch boxes.

Once again being part of the blogger world has been helpful, it a great medium in our mad world, I feel connected to people from different parts of the UK and the world, it's often a peaceful place to be, I sit in my comfortable home, normally with a huge mug of coffee, it's a perfect way to start my day. 


  1. That's a good way to stop food waste and you get things a bit cheaper too.

  2. I collected one from my local Spar last night and was really pleased with it. I paid £3.09 and got 8 pork sausages, new potatoes in a herb butter, a cheese and onion pasty, a salad bag, a Hovis wholemeal loaf, Patak poppadoms and some sandwich thins. Like you, I'll try another one in a few days, and was able to cross some things off my shopping list.

    1. That's a great bargain, no local Spar shops here.

  3. What a good idea.I must look into it.

  4. What a handy idea - no chance round here the mileage needed would outweigh the savings!

  5. I've never heard of this app so will go in search, thanks for posting about it.

  6. I've never heard of the app either. Thanks so much for the tip, I'll check it out 😀

  7. This sounds very interesting and makes me wish we had something like this in Canada.

    God bless.

  8. What a good idea, saves wastage and money. xcx



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