Last night my housemates and I enjoyed pancakes. Cost to me, zero. But to keep up my end of things I was to restock our house supply of chocolate. I went to the shops with a £2 budget for chocolate. I picked up a £1.89 bar of Dairy Milk and took it to the counter. The gods were again smiling on me, as the guy at the counter told me there was a special offer on the exact chocolate bar that I was buying. If I bought a newspaper or magazine, then I got the chocolate half price!
If I bought a broadsheet I would have wiped out my savings, and I couldn’t bring myself to buy The Sun, so I went for the 38p “tv choice”. So I saved 57p, and I’m up a tv choice!
The entire chocolate-buying episode came in 68p under budget, and I have a tv choice if anyone wants to buy it at a discount to its cover price. It’ll tell you what’s going to be on telly for a week beginning Saturday.
Balance = £150.74 (-0.9%), Daily Budget = £6.55
P.S. The Virgin Media negotiations are in stalemate. They say I owe them £57.12, I say I owe them £6. The ball’s in their court.