Thursday, 29 April 2021

Double-Bedding, Saving Money, Spending Money ... but Saving Money Too

 


I got a bit fed up with all the dog beds lying around the place and the dogs rarely using them, so last week I put the flat grey dog bed inside the brown furry dog bed ... now this double bedding situation is making the dogs retire to their bed at every opportunity.

Obviously double-bedding is the way forward in canine comfort 🐕🐶


In an effort to save money and give myself as much comfort as the dogs have in their bed I decided to give my walking boots a good overhaul the other day.  I went to Timpson and bought new laces, new insoles and a spray can of weatherproofing stuff. 


 After a good wash ... that's why they are allowed on the worktop ... and a good dry on the bench in the sunshine padded out with newspaper I set to spraying, inserting and lacing.


Ironically with all the dry weather we have been having recently they were as dusty as hell after the first doggy walk, but they were also really, really comfortable.


After not finding anything in the shops that I wanted to spend my remaining £40 birthday money on I decided to add to it and treat myself to a nice new Remoska for my new home.   

Now the last time I bought a Remoska was HERE, wow did I really first purchase it back in 2012!!  It has always been in regular use although not by me anymore as Alan has used it for lots of meat, and I just can't bring myself to share it anymore with it's meaty splatters on the lid.  So we decided that he would get 'custody' of the old Remoska and I will have my nice new one.  


In the six years since we bought the old one it has gone up by £40 but they are still worth every penny, they save so much on electricity bills that they have usually paid for themselves within the first year.  BUT for this purchase I had three different vouchers!!

I put in the order, inserted all the voucher codes one after the other to claim my free Remoska cookbook, my 20% off that Lakeland had sent me directly in their little monthly brochure and the £10 off a £60 spend that had been on the leaflet in my magazine, and they all worked.  The next day I had a polite email from Lakeland telling me that I shouldn't have been able to use both the £10 off and the 20% at the same time but as the website had allowed it through they would honour it.

So I have actually got my nice new Remoska for exactly the same price that I paid for the original one over six years ago and a free cookbook too, which last time cost me an additional £9.99.

Does a little happy dance  💃💃💃

Yesterday as I needed to measure my Welsh Bread and Cheese cupboard for the kitchen designer I took my large box to the storage lockup that we have until we move again and added it to all the other boxes that are waiting for us there.  I can't wait until she can be unpacked and put into good use.


Sue xx



20 comments:

  1. Well done on getting all those discounts, and good on Lakeland for honouring them. Whenever I'm buying something online, I always search for voucher codes - usually have no trouble getting 10 or 15% off. Every little helps, as they say. Your plans for your new place are all coming together, I think we'll all be excited to see you in!

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    1. I was really pleased with my discounts, I did feel a bit cheeky when I was told I shouldn't have actually been able to use the two cash discounts together, but better money in my pocket I think ... but I am a loyal and long term customer so the guilt didn't last long 🙂

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  2. Ruby used to have two mattresses overnight in her crate but as she was being ill so often, hoseing down, washing and drying them proved too much so she is down to one. I think she prefers two!

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    1. Yes, it would make for a lot of washing if either of them had an accident in it, fingers crossed 🤞

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  3. I've heard a few people talk about Remoska. I will have to take a closer look.i need new walking boots, theyve really cracked this winter with all the wet, dry, wet, dry. But they're 5 years old and in constant use. Well done will the coupons.

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    1. These are over four years old and in daily use, so I thought they deserved a pamper. They are so much comfier on the rough tracks now. 😀

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  4. The dogs look very comfy in their new double cushioned bed. Your boots look new. Nice job. The bargain price on the Remoska shows with a little effort (coupons) pricing is subjective. My motto: Why pay more when you can pay less?

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  5. I bought my Remoska about 18 months ago. but it was a 9-day wonder. It has had very little use, just sat shinily on my worktop. However, all that has changed. My oven needs a new element so at last the Remoska has come into its own - and I'll never ignore it again. Like you say, it uses far less electricity and cooks just about anything that would go into the main oven. I haven't even ordered a new element yet! I have found a couple of Facebook sites to join where there are so many excellent recipes and tips. Woohoo, I'm away!

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    1. Yes, once you get used to using them they really are brilliant aren't they and so much easier to wash than baking trays and an oven 😀

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  6. You may have already said , but what is the name brand of the shoes? Look perfect.

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  7. I see GORETEX on the shoe but don't know if that is the brand or something else?

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    1. Goretex is trademarked name of the the waterproof, breathable material they are made from, and Hotter is the brand name. 😀

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  8. Awww, look at those little chunks all snuggled up like that!
    You've done a cracking job on those walking boots but it's the groovy flour tin I've got my eye on! xxx

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    1. I know ... they look lovely when they snuggle up don't they :-)

      Yes, I love my flour and bread bins, none contain what the label says, this particular flour bin is full of little jars of jam and a lot of boxes of Lemsips, leftover from when Alan was so poorly and needed them every night.

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  9. I have Hotter shoes all the time now. They are so comfortable.
    I use trainers for walks but those boots look a much better option. I'll pop over to the site and take a look - I ought to have walking boots really.
    xx

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    1. Yes, except for my canvas Summer shoes that I get cheap from the supermarkets all my shoes, boots and slippers are Hotter. Once you've experienced that level of comfort you can't go back can you. We both wear them and usually purchase when the yearly 'three for the price of two' offer is on.

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  10. Why would they want your new sofa, when they have that to stretch out on?!

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