Long walks and deep discounts
Had a lovely walk today. I said to Mike that I was getting a bit tired of the walks we had been doing in Eastbourne and that we needed to find some more pubs to eat in.
So during the week, he looked on Google and the map and found some. We parked up in the Meads area and walked down to the town, and around the back streets, admiring the stylish, and very large, houses, and then went to find the pub, The Lamb. But as it hove into view, we were distracted by another one called the Prince Albert. It looked nice, so we thought we’d give it a go, and we were very glad we did. Mike had a couple of pints of Doom Bar, the first disappearing super quickly, as he was saying how good it was. Mike had a roast beef lunch, I had the pork belly and they were both extremely good. Mike had a sticky toffee pudding, which to me looked, and tasted, like chocolate cake with caramel custard poured over and a dollop of ice cream on top. I tasted a tiny spoonful. But he loved it and demolished the enormous portion in very short order.
We’ve done a very pleasing 13,000 steps today – woohoo!
Have you ever heard of www.amzreviews.co.uk? I hadn’t until this week.
It is well worth a look. It is a place where businesses are prepared to offer enormous discounts, sometimes even offering a product for free, in return for an honest review. They strongly recommend that you really need to have Prime as you are expected to buy an item you are accepted for, and it could cost a disproportionate amount if you had to pay for postage. Whether this is true or not, I don’t know yet.
To see how it all works, have a look on this video
And this page may help too, it explains most things.
What to do next
If you decide to have a go, set up an account. Make sure you fill in your profile with as much info as you can. Also complete a meaningful review on Amazon of as many things that you have already bought as you can. It all helps to make you appealing to sellers and more likely to be accepted for items you have expressed an interest in.
I have applied for about a dozen things over the last couple of days. I haven’t been accepted for anything yet, one was declined, but I hadn’t filled in enough of my profile at that point.
There are lots of free things. Dozens of screen protectors. Amongst other things, I’ve applied for a blackhead removal kit for 10p; a knee support for a dodgy knee Mike has developed recently, £1; 2 lots of beautiful moisturiser, one £0, the other £2 and some resistance exercise bands £0. All of these are FBA, or Fulfilled By Amazon, which means you could include those items in the amount to get free Amazon postage.
Take care of your family and your budget
Before putting together the meal planners, Lesley surveyed what was needed. Of the existing 14 budget meal plans, most are cheap meals for 2 people so can be sized up or down. Others are cheap family meals for 4 people, or meals for one