Thursday, November 13, 2008

What Can You Buy For 20 Cents?

Yesterday the family and me went out shopping. Well, it wasn't really a planned shopping trip. Wifey and me just wanted to get a few things like chili paste and some cucumbers cos I wanted her to make some sambal (chili mixture pounded and fried in oil, best description I can think of) and we ended up going to Tesco.

And as everyone knows, you can never go shopping and buy exactly what you just want or need and true to that adage, we ended up buying a whole load of other stuff. And among them was this biscuit that only cost 20 cents! Yes 20 cents and no they didn't contain melamine or caustic soda as part of the ingredients and neither were they expired or anything. I checked. They were just 20 cents, that's all. No catch at all.


Now whenever we're in Tesco, both wifey and me will always head over the biscuit section where she will grab her favourite biscuits and I will grab my chocolate chip cookies. They're both the Tesco in house brand which I've blogged about a while back. And they're pretty cheap for imported biscuits. Then we'll normally head for the alcohol section, not that we're drunkards or anything, we're just after the Tesco Shandy in house brand which even the boys enjoy.

Yeah, yeah, I know I should be letting them drink anything that contains alcohol but hey it's only a measly 2% alcohol content (I think) and they only get one can each anyway ... hehehe ... We buy that Shandy by the dozen cos it's one of our favourite drinks. It doesn't make you high and it's a real thirst quencher on a hot day or night.

Just as we were about to head to the alcohol section wifey notice these Tesco brand biscuits called Nice and it was only 20 cents. We both did a double take, stopped picked it up , turned it around in our hands and checked the price again (for at least 10 times) and checked and checked and checked again to see if it was expired products or anything. And to our delight, it wasn't expired.

I quickly grabbed at least 5 whole packs of it and ran off to find a price check machine but unfortunately the machine refused to scan the price. We wanted to take more than five but since we were not 100% sure it was really that cheap we just bought 5 packets but I told wifey that if they charge me more that it's stated there I'm going to kick up a ruckus they'll never forget and thankfully when we went to pay for it, it really was only 20 cents!

And the biscuits tasted oh so lovely. I'm not a biscuit person but this one was all that much tastier since it was so cheap :D I just love Tesco and I know this is like free advertising for them but who cares, where in the world can you find imported biscuits for 20 cents? I'm planning to go there again this weekend to grab a whole lot more, if it's still available that is. And the Shandy too ... LOL!
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25 comments:

  1. I know just what you mean. Go in for a cucumber and got out with a whole trolley of cookies and shandy! Sounds so familiar. But really, 20 cents is almost like free!

    You can go back there again tomorrow but sekali another kind also selling 20 cents, then how? Endless, I tell you.

    By the way, I saw in the papers that roti prata and roti chani going at 20 cents lah, in KL! Your dream has come true!!

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  2. 20 cents?????????? alamak!! i cannot run to tesco now as sabah has no tesco yet..hehehe will check it out once i'm back to kl..
    *i already got hooked up with the chocolate chips cookies and now another biscuit??? Thanx to nick..hahahahaa!!!

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  3. 20 cents!!! OMGWTFBBQ!! I'm gonna go Tesco now and see if I can find me some of those.

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  4. I'm not too big on biscuits but for 20cents, even I'm curious to know how it tastes like. And it's a good thing Tesco is super near my house & office too!

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  5. Huh? I didnt read this post wrongly??? cost only 20cents?? Wow! Unbelieveable

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  6. Are those biscuits rectangular in shape, with N I C E embosssed on the outside of the biscuit with sugar sprinkled on them? If they are, we have them here, differently packaged of course and certainly not 20 cents. You are The King when it comes to finding and sharing bargains.

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  7. WOW!! biscuit cost 20cents?! so cheap huh...:-D Oh, I oso drink aik cheong instant coffee mix! but I must mix it with Baileys..hehe!

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  8. WOW!! They are really just 20cents??!! I can never get anything here for 20cents now, even a pack of tissue paper cost 30cents now!!

    I missed the time when i could get 3 sweets for 10cent at those mama shop! And and, those 10cent bubble gum too... (bubble gum is BANNED here in Singapore!)

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  9. Oh that Nice biscuit. I used to eat lots of it when I was studying in UK. Cheap and Nice. LOL>..and for what it's worth, your 20cents biscuit ROCKS!

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  10. Mmmmm....shandy....*HOMER SIMPSON IMPERSONATION*

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  11. BT - It never fails, we can never buy just what we need ... hehehe ...

    Roti canai for 20 cents? How come no one told me? I must go find out more about this ... hehehe

    But yeah, 20 cents is like practically free :D

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  12. Kadus Mama - So you're the one who's been buying all my chocolate chip cookies, patut la I can't find anymore ... LOL!

    When you come back, make sure you go and buy some. Hopefully it's still 20 cents la ... hehehe ...

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  13. The Constantly Dramatic One - First of all, welcome to mt blog :D

    Yeah, OMGWTFBBG (whatever that means ... LOL) 20 cents! But go and get some, hopefully it's still at 20 cents la ... LOL!

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  14. Perky - It's not bad for 20 cents biscuits :D I don't really like biscuits but I enjoyed this one :D

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  15. Rose - Nope, you read this right. It really is 20 cents :D

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  16. Romany Angel - Yup, that's exactly the kind :D With a little coconutty taste to it too.

    I love looking for bargains and cheap stuff and I'm more than pleased to share t with everyone :D

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  17. Monica - Cheap, really cheap. Go buy some. I'm sure it'll taste great with Aik Cheong coffee and Baileys ... LOL!

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  18. KM - That's why I was so excited. You can't find anything for 20 cents these days.

    Back in my time it was 4 sweets for 10 cents ... hehehe ... I wish they would ban bubblegum over here cos I've had a few nasty experiences of stepping on them!

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  19. Shern's Mom - I'm not a biscuit person but I like it too, maybe cos it's so cheap ... LOL!

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  20. Gallivanter - Hey Homer, nice to see you here ... LOL!

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  21. Wah so cheap! And tasty too, good find guys! :):):)

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  22. 20 Cents? Wow!! Thats insane!!!!

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  23. Marzie - Yeah, I was thrilled to actually see something being sold for 20 cents! And it really was tasty too :D

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  24. Rozella - Yup, 20 cents. I thought it was insane and too good to be true :D

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