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    • fruitloop04
    • By fruitloop04 30th Sep 17, 9:37 AM
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    fruitloop04
    October's Bring Your Own Lunch To Work!
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    • 30th Sep 17, 9:37 AM
    October's Bring Your Own Lunch To Work! 30th Sep 17 at 9:37 AM
    Hello!

    Setting up this challenge again

    Taking lunches to work soon adds up, minimum £3 a day (as well as the other stuff we pick up whilst we are in there!) 5 days a week...approximately 20 times in a week....There's £60 before you know it gone for the month.

    Taking your own lunch to work takes a bit of organisation but saves so much money . is generally better for us and tastes so much nicer!

    So sign up people ! Just let me know how many days for October you are going bring your lunch to work and update how often you want in bold how many days you are on so I can see it!

    Feel free to share lunch ideas too so we can all mix it up!

    I have a tough month this month with car insurance, MOT and insurance due so I am going to go the whole hog and say all 22 working days I will be taking lunch in to work. I am also healthy eating so it will keep me out of the chip shop

    This Forum tip was included in MoneySavingExpert.com's weekly email!
    Last edited by MSE Andrea; 11-10-2017 at 9:04 AM.
    16.08.2017 CC 1 - £2050 £1,500 CC 2 - £1766.82 £1406 Emergency savings: £1250/£6000
    Mortgage - April 2017 £153,000 £149,954
    Debt free by xmas: 1070.86/1500
    (Non Mortgage) Debt Free Date: August 2018
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    • Tea&Kittens
    • By Tea&Kittens 11th Oct 17, 11:02 AM
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    Tea&Kittens
    Going well, with 6/15!
    October: NSDs 6 / 17 NSDs in a row: 1 / 5
    I started my debtfree journey on 07 September 2017: Total: £20,521 £19847
    Barclaycard: £14659 £14435 Oct 2017 HSBC Credit Card : £3112 £3012 Oct 2017
    Overdraft: 350 £0 Oct2017 MBNA : 2400
    A journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step. I'm on my way!
    • MrsCD
    • By MrsCD 11th Oct 17, 12:12 PM
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    MrsCD
    DD has no choice but to take her own lunch - there are no shops nearby to buy anything!
    • Lauralozzle
    • By Lauralozzle 11th Oct 17, 6:48 PM
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    Lauralozzle
    Monday I was off

    Tuesday - ham salad sandwich, apple, strawberries, crisps, date and chocolate peanut brownie bar. Can of Zero Tango.

    Wednesday - exactly the same again.

    I'm now at 6/20
    December grocery challenge £129.31/£250 | December NSD 2/15
    Credit Card 1: £145 (0%) | Credit Card 2: £2,256.06 (0%) | Credit Card 3: £787.60 (0%) Car Finance: £8,053 (7.9% APR) | Mortgage: £111,363 (3.99% APR)
    • glass_half_full
    • By glass_half_full 11th Oct 17, 7:24 PM
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    glass_half_full
    Hi all,

    6/15 so far. Tomorrow on a training course so lunch is provided,
    Total unsecured debt - £4,367 (November 2017) - Debt free Target 27th February 2018
    • scd3scd4
    • By scd3scd4 11th Oct 17, 7:34 PM
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    Everyday of Everyday. ;-]




    Just did some prawns on the George Forman at work, Out of date tomorrow. Nicely seasoned and some fruit.


    I get the graze snacks a couple of times a month. One of them for later.


    I bring no CC/DC or money to work anymore as I just don't need it. ;-]
    • Tea&Kittens
    • By Tea&Kittens 12th Oct 17, 3:46 PM
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    Tea&Kittens
    Made it to 7/15 today!
    October: NSDs 6 / 17 NSDs in a row: 1 / 5
    I started my debtfree journey on 07 September 2017: Total: £20,521 £19847
    Barclaycard: £14659 £14435 Oct 2017 HSBC Credit Card : £3112 £3012 Oct 2017
    Overdraft: 350 £0 Oct2017 MBNA : 2400
    A journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step. I'm on my way!
    • chockydavid1983
    • By chockydavid1983 13th Oct 17, 12:39 PM
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    Well done everyone.
    I've been doing this for years, apart from the occasional work lunch out. I make pasta & rice based dinners in bulk and have them piled up in my freezer at home. I defrost them overnight for lunch the next day.
    • fruitloop04
    • By fruitloop04 13th Oct 17, 7:10 PM
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    fruitloop04
    All updated! Hope everyone has a good weekend!
    16.08.2017 CC 1 - £2050 £1,500 CC 2 - £1766.82 £1406 Emergency savings: £1250/£6000
    Mortgage - April 2017 £153,000 £149,954
    Debt free by xmas: 1070.86/1500
    (Non Mortgage) Debt Free Date: August 2018
    • datlex
    • By datlex 15th Oct 17, 2:03 PM
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    datlex
    I do this some of the time. (Though am not doing it "officially" as part of the challenge.) Usually when I take my food flask in. Usually a rice or pasta based meal. Which also has the added advantage of not having to make dinner after being at work. Also no queuing at the canteen or waiting for microwave. If you don't have one, I would highly recommend getting one.
    I tend not to buy sandwiches from supermarkets, more because I don't like them than the cost. The local caf! at the bus station here does Tuna sandwiches for £1. The small newsagents then has crisps for under 40p. Can get piece of fruit from canteen at work for 50p, or take in from home. I make drinks at work. All in all it is rare I get one of the £3 deals from any supermarket.
    • Tea&Kittens
    • By Tea&Kittens 18th Oct 17, 1:18 PM
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    Tea&Kittens
    Going well this month, with 10/17!
    October: NSDs 6 / 17 NSDs in a row: 1 / 5
    I started my debtfree journey on 07 September 2017: Total: £20,521 £19847
    Barclaycard: £14659 £14435 Oct 2017 HSBC Credit Card : £3112 £3012 Oct 2017
    Overdraft: 350 £0 Oct2017 MBNA : 2400
    A journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step. I'm on my way!
    • fruitloop04
    • By fruitloop04 18th Oct 17, 5:58 PM
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    fruitloop04
    Well done Tea&Kittens! I have fallen off the wagon the last couple of days and ended up buying lunch...back to it tomorrow!
    16.08.2017 CC 1 - £2050 £1,500 CC 2 - £1766.82 £1406 Emergency savings: £1250/£6000
    Mortgage - April 2017 £153,000 £149,954
    Debt free by xmas: 1070.86/1500
    (Non Mortgage) Debt Free Date: August 2018
    • leimichellecat
    • By leimichellecat 28th Oct 17, 3:20 PM
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    leimichellecat
    #10 13/18

    Not been a good month, both boys have been ill and OH and I have been fighting the colds. Had one day when I bought a full lunch and two days buying coffee. Meal planning in general has gone out the window!!!
    Taking on the world one debt at a time!!!

    Clear the CC by Xmas 2017 #168 - £900/£2370

    BYOLTW Oct17 13/18
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