Monthly Archives: May 2016

Charity shop bargains

I love charity shops. There can be some fantastic things for really great prices. A colleague once bought a Louis Vuitton handbag for £6. Turns out it was worth a couple of hundred pounds. I’m never that lucky!

Today, however at my local Cancer Research shop I spent a grand total of £6 and got a special item in the mix. 

I started off with a new bag. I wasn’t looking for a bag but I loved the colour of this one. I have no idea where it is from as there are no labels but the tassels had me sold! £2!

new bag - mustard colour
I started looking through the rails and came across this little H&M stunner. I love the neon pink across the bottom. £1. 

h&m top
The children’s books were on offer – 2 for £1 so I picked up two Dirty Bertie books for the kids that look like they haven’t even been read. £1

dirty bertie books
Finally I had one last look at the rails and came across this. It may be my bargain of the year! An Armani Exchange best for £2!!!! The design is all beading and so pretty!

armani exchange vest
I dread to think how much this cost new. Definitely way above what I would pay but £2? Well who could resist?!?

So £6 and 20 minutes well spent on a sunny Saturday afternoon!

What charity shop bargains have you found?

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May update

It’s the start of another month so it’s time to take a look at how much I have saved for Christmas 2016 so far.

I’ve been working hard on surveys this month and have another £10 Compliments  voucher on its way to me. 

Saved for Christmas 2016 so far:

£125 Love2Shop vouchers

£30 compliments vouchers 

£25 Morrisons vouchers

£145 Asda gift card

£20 Nectar points

£12 Boots Advantage points

I’m really happy with these totals and next month will be even better!

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