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FRIDAY BARGAINS: Spring bulbs from Woolworths

  Who’d have thunk that Woolies would be a magnet for frugal gardeners? It really shouldn’t surprise me – after all, that shop sells everything – but since discovering that it sells good gardening products at rock bottom prices, I’ve … Get the lowdown >>

Miss Thrifty2 October 3, 2008

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Discount composter – savings all round!

Our new composter arrived today. It looks like this: We have put it out in the garden, behind the shed. You dump the peelings etc. in the top, and scoop out the resulting compost through the sliding hatch at the bottom. … Get the lowdown >>

Miss Thrifty11 September 24, 2008

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Hassle-free oven cleaning

I use the grill in my oven a lot. Result: a really mucky oven! Unfortunately, I’m just not cut out for the industrial-strength cooker cleaning products that you can get from the supermarkets. I try my best: I open the back door, … Get the lowdown >>

Miss Thrifty12 September 10, 2008

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FRIDAY BARGAIN: energy-saving lightbulbs for next to nothing

Homebase is selling Philips energy saving light bulbs at a knockdown price: £1.49 for five. This is about a third of the regular price, and works out at just 30p per bulb. Save your outgoings and the planet at the … Get the lowdown >>

Miss Thrifty5 August 8, 2008