A while ago, I mentioned that I had started collecting vouchers so I could purchase the Alessi cutlery currently on offer at Tescos.
Well, here is the finished article.
The full set of cutlery.
- 12 boxes of starter sets of cutlery. 1 small knife, 1 small fork and 1 soup spoon.
- 12 boxes of main course sets of cutlery. 1 large knife, 1large fork, 1 large spoon, and 1 teaspoon
- 3 boxes of pastry forks, 4 forks / box
- 2 serving sets. ( I may buy 2 more sets, tbc)
The offer finishes on Christmas Eve but vouchers will still be accepted up to early January.
A voucher was given with every £20 spent in store or on petrol, and 5 vouchers were required to be able to buy 1 box for £4.99 (£7.49 for the servers).
Now that is an expensive way to buy cutlery! There was no way I was going to spend that much money, nor could I afford to. So from the first week of the offer I have been
- sweet talking cashiers
- Facebooking friends
- Putting wanted adverts on local websites
- Using freecycle
- Swopping homemade cakes for vouchers.
- And some of you readers kindly sent me some too.
I needed 145 vouchers to complete my set.
I have spent £149.70. Getting the vouchers alone should have cost me £2900 on in storre purchases, before I spent the £149.70 on buying them.
In actual fact I have spent no more or less than I usually spend in Tesco on food and petrol. Everyone else just helped me.
To buy a box of Alessi Nuovo Milano (24 items) on Amazon costs £200.00. I have over four times as many. That is a huge saving. And, I would never have been able to afford this cutlery before.
I have had to promise friends and family I will never change my cutlery again!
I do now have c. 190 vouchers left,
enough for over a full set the same as mine. If anyone wants them to use before 6th January 2013. Or even just half of them - please leave a comment with your email address and I will be very happy to send you some.
Thank you to everyone, including readers who sent me vouchers with no thought of asking for anything in return. I really appreciate it.
Mission Accomplished, I would say!
Just need to buy a table big enough to fit 12, and then a house big enough to fit the table.......:o)