WITH the cost of living crisis, it can feel impossible to try and go a day without spending cash – or even less than £5.
The price of food and non-alcoholic beverages has risen by 14.9 per cent in the year to July 2023, according to the latest Consumer Prices Index.
Which can make buying the usual household essentials really difficult.
But one savvy saver has discovered just the trick to spending as little as possible.
Shivani Khosla revealed how she managed to live on less than £1 for the entire day.
The 24 year old, who goes by the name of ‘Khoslaa’ on TikTok, shared a video to her 366.6K followers showing exactly how she did it.
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She even managed to get two meals, and a load of snacks too.
Taking to TikTok, she filmed her entire day and narrated over the video.
Shivani says: “Today I’m surviving on £1 for the entire day.
“I started off at Greggs, if you download the app you basically get one free hot drink and so I got a cappuccino.
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“I really wanted a sausage roll, but obviously I couldn’t get one because it was too expensive.
“So then I went to Furniture Village and Lidl.
“I don’t know if you remember, when I was younger at Furniture Village they had free coffees and cookies at the back, but first I went to Lidl to get some beans and bread to have for lunch.
“It was only 28p for a can of beans. I picked that up and then I picked up this Panini for 32p, which is not bad. All together that was 60p for lunch? Perfect.
“Then I went to go into Furniture Village for a free cookie, and I looked so suss [suspicious] walking around, so I pretended to take pictures and pretended to be interested in buying a sofa or something.
“Do you know what’s so annoying, the cookies didn’t even come in a bag so you can take it away, so I literally had to pick it up with my bare hand and just walk straight out of the shop.
“They were peng though, oatmeal and raisin cookies.
“This is my literal childhood motive, was to come here and eat cookies.
“I took it back to the car, that’s my breakfast done. I munched on this.
“I was still a bit hungry, so I went to Krispy Kremes and basically, if you download the app you get one free glazed doughnut .
“The Krispy Kreme is underneath a Tesco, so I went to a Tesco’s to buy some snacks as well, but look how expensive Tesco branded biscuits are, what kind of inflation is this?
“Then I shook my head and left.
“I wanted to get some work done, but first I went to get a Starbucks coffee and I don’t know if this is cheating but I have some points on my card so I got an iced Pumpkin Spiced latte for free.
“I went home and did a bit of work.
“Then I was hungry for lunch, so I made the beans on toast and I’m not going to lie, they actually taste alright, they taste like normal beans to me.
“If you download the KFC app you get three free hot wings, but it wasn’t working for me so someone kindly gifted me a free burger but it was too hot so I ate it later.
“I went to the corner shop to spend the remaining 40p I had.”
The video has since gone viral, attracting over 105k likes with many hundreds rushing to the comments section to share their thoughts.
One wrote: “Good job girl.”
Another added: “This is such a good idea.”
Many were shocked to hear about the free cookies in Furniture Village.
One asked: “Has that always been a thing at furniture village (free cookies), never knew about it, will try.”
To which Shivani replied: “Haha yes and coffee, used to have it all the time when I was little and bored waiting for my parents to finish looking around.”
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Another added: “omg what! free cookies at furniture village.”
A third said: “Wait, I forgot about Furniture Village cookies.”
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