Bought next Winters Coal today

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Bought next Winters Coal today

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Hi,

The Coal Merchants phoned me to say they had an end of season '5 bags get one free' offer on, so it seemed sensible to get some.

So 5 x 50kg bags of Solid Fuel Lumps @ £19.75 = £98.75 less discount for paying by card over phone = £96.75.

I actually get 6 bags which should be £118.50 so a saving of £21.75

Plus if I'd waited til end of summer, the prices would have gone up more.

With the logs I'm getting there's a chance that'll see me through the whole of next winter.

Pretty chuffed about this - does anyone else buy ahead on anything?

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Sounds like a good deal and you'll be toasty warm this winter.
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That's a good price Richard )t'
As you say, it will probably go up by next winter too so a double saving really and no need to worry about it when the time comes :-D

I've started Christmas shopping already. Not really on purpose but saw a couple of things in the sale that were just right and half price so seemed silly not to while I had the money. I just need to remember I've bought them and not buy them again nearer the time )grin2(
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Richard, well done for looking to the future.

I am ashamed to say I am rubbish at stuff like this, I buy Christmas presents about a week before Christmas :oops:
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I like to be well stocked up on groceries. If I see a good price I buy lots. And when things are low get a month's supply or more (depending on 'use by' dates). We live 10m from a big supermarket, over a mile from any shop, so don't shop often (maybe ever 3 weeks).
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Well done Richard .. that was a good deal !! )app( )app( ... it's good to know we don't have to worry about you getting cold next winter {hug}
We have all next winters logs drying in our friends barn .. he'll bring them down once we get a dry day )t'
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Good move Richard, one less thing to think about in winter. )t' We dont really use anything that we need to plan that much ahead with really except for the usual food bargains that can be safely stored while needed. Also I will buy DIY materials I think may come in handy in the future from boot sales etc if they are megger cheap.
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That was a good deal Richard )app(


We tend to buy everything and anything that will store ok if the price is good... Whether it be building supplies or food or fuel or wood... Last week we found a lady in the next village selling a double glazed french doors, a heavy oak front door and a double glazed window, all for 150€ less than 2 years old with thier frames and everything.... We need the french doors and front door straight away but will keep the window for when we renovate the upstairs and open up another window. )t'

We get lots of promotions here in the supermarket, not always a good deal but sometimes you come accross something worth while... The last time they had -50% on things i stocked up and now have 6 months supply of dishawasher tabs (dishwasher broke a week later :/ ) Cat food, Shower gel, Shampoo and Cat litter amoungst other things .... Very usefull as my supply of English stuff is running low and we wont be over until July so it will see us through until the next stock up... )t'

Its always re-assuring to know that i have plenty of food in the cupboards and freezer , the fuel tank isnt empty and the wood store is stocked up and that there is plenty of feed for all the animals. )t'
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Now, that really is forward planning, Richard. We are more than halfway through a log pile, which we thought we would be using next winter.
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Spreckly wrote:Now, that really is forward planning, Richard. We are more than halfway through a log pile, which we thought we would be using next winter.


Same here. I keep chopping wood from trees I cut down in the autumn to put in the log shed for a final drying over over the summer (if we ever get one :-D ) but the rest of the family keep burning them in the stove. We also still have our central heating on.
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I'm just burning logs now, short sharp heat for a few hours each evening.

Like you fabindia, mine are free resourced as in the Big House over the Lane who have literally enough to last me about 4 years or so. Not that I want that many, wouldn't know where to put them!!
I'll just get some when I need some.

The joy about the Rayburn is that you can burn almost anything in it!

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It feels good to be prepared and even better when you have saved money doing it! :-D
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Spoke to our coal man today after your post ,and bags are £2,50 cheaper in the summer so ordered 6 bags
I get free wood from packing cases from a factoyr who as to Pay to h ave it taken away
Takes a bit of time to deconstruct but it's free warmth

Thanks for the tip
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You've done well there Wolfpelt.

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