It’s time to take part in Julia’s #fiveunder5 series for this month, where I share with you five things that I’ve bought for under a fiver in the past few weeks.
I’ve been trying to cut down on my spending, after spotting a few No Spend January posts, which I thought were a great idea. Unfortunately, the very day that I read one of these, I then went out and spotted a couple of bargains that I was unable to resist, so I failed at the very first hurdle!
Books have also lured me this month, though I do tend to buy mine in either charity shops or at a reduced price on Amazon, as was the case with these two this month. But, I am pleased to say that I made my first trip to the library (for me, I go for the kids, but never get a chance to look myself!) in a long, long time and picked up a couple of reads there. I also spotted several other titles that I’m keen to try, so I am hoping that with my current reading pile and the library, I will save on book buys for the next few weeks and months. I can’t promise that, though!
Anyway, here are my five under £5…..
As mentioned, I bought a couple of books from Amazon, The Queen of Tearling by Erika Johansen and The Sugar Queen by Sarah Addison Allen. The latter I read last week and thoroughly enjoyed. I’ve read others by her, and I think this one is my favourite.
I spotted the pack of 3 pairs of gloves for my girl in H&M, reduced from £2.99 to just 50p. Bargain! I also bought a couple of packs of two pairs of tights for her, reduced from £5.99 to 50p, so I was delighted with my £1.50 spend on £15 worth of accessories. These were the aforementioned bargains that ensured I failed at No Spend January!
The little digi bird there was for my son as one of his post-nursery treats (bribes to get him to attend, you understand). They were reduced from £7.49 to £2.96 in Toys ‘r’ Us, which I thought was really good. He loves his, my daughter has one, and I picked up a couple more as pressies.
Finally, we have a new dinner set which I adore. It’s a Denby set, and clearly did cost more than £5, but it was half price and I worked out that the cost per individual item is under £5, so that counts, right?! We’d been on the lookout for a new one for a while, and this one is just perfect.
So that’s me for this month. What have you been buying?
17 thoughts on “Five Under £5 for February”
Ah I love H&M when they reduce stuff as they REALLY reduce it dont they?!
Enjoy your books and I’m a little in love with your dinner set xx
Yes, they do! Thanks very much 🙂 x
Love the H&M bargains for your little girl, we managed to get a few of these in December. I LOVE the Denby set. Lush! Hope your son is settling into nursery and the drop off’s are getting that little bit easier.
Thanks very much!
I am loving your Denby dinner service, and I like what you did there to get it included! It has to be done! What a bargain in H&M, I love their accessories and in the sale you can go mad can’t you. I’ve read about no-spend months too and just don’t think I would manage it! Thanks so much for joining in with #fiveunder5 xx
It was sneaky, I know! Nope, I so failed at that! x
We have got Denby dinnerware that we invested in a few years ago and absolutely love it. Love all your bargains this month x
I so love ours! Thanks x
I really want to read The Queen of Tearling, I try and wait until I need a few books then do an Amazon order. I do have a kindle but sometimes it is nice to buy the real books then I can pass them round! I love the idea of no spend months but I don’t think I could succeed either. it’s a nice idea though isn’t it? I think if you are buying bargains though that should be allowed! xx #fiveunder5
Oh, definitely nicer to read the real book! Yes, I think bargains are totally justified! x
Oh what a fab bargain in H&M, I would not have been able to resist either. Surely the Denby set does count and it is gorgeous. We do the charity shop thing with our books too, I do try a one in one out policy, but it rarely works ha! Love the little toy, I do miss Toys R Us now our girls are a bit older – Gosh I never thought I would say that xx
Ha ha, I can’t imagine a time without Toys R Us, but I guess it comes to us all! x
Lovely dinner set! I do love Denby. Yes my twins love those divi birds too! ha ha 🙂 Great collection. Jess xx
They are cute! Thanks x
WOW! Love your H&M bargains! What a win! And the digibird is a bargain too! #fiveunder5
I know, fab bargains!! Thanks
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