Do you still have old £5 notes?
Old £5 notes will no longer be a legal tender after 5 May 2017 – so, if you have any, use them or bank them.
Mums and dads – raid your children’s piggy boxes and bank the cash for them.
After this date, retailers will not accept them and banks and building societies or Post Offices may exchange them, but it is at their discretion.
If you are handed one, ask them to swap it for a new one or coins.
According to the Bank of England, there are still 165 million old notes in circulation.
If you do find yourself in possession of an old £5 note after 5 May 2017, you can still exchange it at the Bank of England. It’s open between 9am – 4pm – Bank of England, Threadneedle Street, London, EC2R 8AH.
If you live in Scotland, then these do not have a similar withdrawal date, but are just not being reissued.
Reduce your grocery bill by 70% this summer!
The kids are off school and they are going to be hungry – inevitably, the next few weeks will see the cost of your weekly shop shoot up.
To help families keep the costs of food shopping down, MMM put Approved Food to the test, which can help slash the cost of shopping by as much as 70%.
There is of course one catch – the food is past or close to its sell-by date, but perfectly safe.
With a £30 budget, MMM managed to bag a fair amount – cereals, tinned food, sweets and treats, drinks and even laundry detergent and dishwasher tablets – the sort of things where you can generally ignore the date stamped on the product.
If you’ve tried reducing the cost of the grub by switching brands or shopping at discount stores but think you can do better, then try Approved Food – you’ll be surprised at just how much you could save on some store cupboard essentials.
New products are available everyday and there are some real bargains. For example, Sprite Zero 330ml for just 29p or a 2kg Reeses Peanut jar for just £2.99. There’s even stuff for pets, at more than 50% off.
MMM was really pleased with service and surprised at just how at just how much £30 would buy (see pic above/ instagram).
Although we would like to see Approved Food cut down on the cardboard packaging, the items arrived well packed and in excellent condition.
So, if you’re looking to save a few more pounds on your groceries, take a look at Approved food – you’ll be surprised at just how good the bargains are.
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