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December 2012 Grocery Challenge!!!!! REALLLY?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!
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medusasmummy
Old 20-11-2012, 7:37 AM
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Morning all.

Can i join in please?

i have joined in the past, usually around january time and then wained off.

the festive period is always a little tighter for us as my hubby is self employed and no work means no pay. so what ever i can save is a bonus.

this year we used the park hamper scheme to save weekly for christmas. we got the vouchers and a frozen joints/meat portions hamper. i know i could have gotten them cheaper else where, but i preferred the peace of mind of knowing it was paid for.

I am combining these last 10 days of november in to our december budget and aiming for £300. our usual budget is £300 for 4weeks so this will mean we'll be stretching it over 6 weeks instead.

Good luck to all and have a merry festive season

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Old 20-11-2012, 1:18 PM
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Hi please could you me down for £300 from now till the end of December.

I was going to put the budget for less but just checked the cats supplies and they have drastically dwindled. Also have to buy flea stuff again, So another £18 for that, still better than £45+ from the vets!

In January i'm going to set us an annual budget of £2600 which works out about £50 a week. We've had a massive outlay the 8 months due to building work being done in the house. Yes shockingly my landlords been repairs. Well forced into it but at least its getting done, so going to go back the way we were and get back to debt busting.

Well i know i'll be spending today, have to buy more milk again.

thanks for the starting the new thread and monthly challenge
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Old 20-11-2012, 1:36 PM
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Budgets done to here If you would like to have your budget listed on the first page of the thread please try to post big and red so I can spot it - thank you

Welcome - medusasmummy

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Old 20-11-2012, 4:18 PM
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Hi,

I've not been doing the GC up until now but want to start in December with 260. Can I join at this late stage? If so my month starts on the 24th Nov and will end on Christmas Eve!

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Old 20-11-2012, 4:39 PM
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PLease up me down for 186 for this month i am going for a five week month up to 29th dec..... thank you
Gc 2013 +26 -5. -4 -7 -14 -15 -10.-8.20 +15p+30 Nov +5.80 Dec +9 GROCERY challenge 2014 Jan -2Feb -3 March -1.50 April 68.50/85 May 0/85

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Old 20-11-2012, 6:14 PM
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Just nipping in to add myself to the list, then back to the November thread
€280 please - adding €30 on to cover extra bits for the holidays.
Grocery challenge: May '13 €289.37/€300.
April '13 €277.74/€280March '13 €263.87/€250
Feb '13 €287.26/€230. Jan '13 €150.20/€250
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Jul-Dec) €1526.25/€1580



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Old 20-11-2012, 7:42 PM
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Hi
I will aim for £400 again for dec. It's going to be really difficult, with Christmas !
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Old 20-11-2012, 10:15 PM
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An early report but we had a Mr T order delivered today £66.82. It should have been a bit more but a fresh chicken was refunded as it was under weight :/

I could have done without it today in the end as my pay was mucked up big time but it was too late to cancel it by the time I got to work to find out. Hey ho

But, this shop saw us getting a few little sweet treats in for Christmas (savoury treats in the next shop) and a fair bit of store cupboard stuff and meat to see us through 2 weeks. The mince should last longer - I got a decent amount as it was on offer... The only things we "should" need over the next 2 weeks are fresh things like top ups of milk, bread and fruit. I hope

We have stuff in already of course to top up what we bought
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Old 21-11-2012, 12:59 PM
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Hi after loosing the plot for Nov GC I'm in for Dec starting from the 26th (pay day I think) £50 per week please x


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logging down my first spend of dec ~sainsburys and hb in the little shopping centre .... got four bags of dried skimmed milk for 1.01 each THATS CHEAP and its only used in my tea and cooking
HE has his semi skimmed from iceland
the hard part is being on holiday and getting more walking in... a walk to the shops here there and every where lol i do not need an excuse to spend
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Old 21-11-2012, 3:19 PM
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£310. for me for december please. i do a calender month so will be over to you on 1st dec when nov challenge finished.
nov grocery challenge, £.227.69/300, 9/25 nsd: , 7 Cmo, 10 egm.
Me, 10 yo dd, and the dog. all food and drinks, in and out, plus household shopping.
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Old 21-11-2012, 9:01 PM
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I'm in for this month. Starting on 1st December. I have no idea what to do about budget though. Do I include Christmas extras food and booze? or do I separate it out and have a separate it out and have a different budget for that? I'm in a quandry....will have a think and come back with a budget figure. I'm open to suggestions and ideas though.
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Old 21-11-2012, 11:41 PM
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Count me in for December too, although mine will run from the 15th of the month again.

I will set a budget later, want to see how I manage with November first
Sealed Pot Challenge 5 #1514 Starting off With -£39.45o

November GC = £300/£296.54 spent
December GC = £300/Starts on 15th
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Old 22-11-2012, 9:04 AM
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Originally Posted by tattycath View Post
I'm in for this month. Starting on 1st December. I have no idea what to do about budget though. Do I include Christmas extras food and booze? or do I separate it out and have a separate it out and have a different budget for that? I'm in a quandry....will have a think and come back with a budget figure. I'm open to suggestions and ideas though.
I like the idea of a separate budget for Christmas extras as it can be
planned and saved for. I found before I did this I really didnt have a clue as to how much it was actually costing and had many a stressful time at Christmas trying to provide everthing. Now that I plan and save for it, its a doddle and worry free.
Jan.50/50.feb100/54.Mar 50/60.April 100./72
May50.June50.Juln85.Aug50.Sept 40.Oct 40.Nov 50.Dec 100. Total 765 for the year.
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Old 22-11-2012, 9:50 AM
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please put me down for £190 this month please - i was under budget last month , but would like to learn to walk before i try to run !!
Started my own business and loving being my own boss
march gc 144/230
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Old 22-11-2012, 1:31 PM
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I am in ,I find this really concentrates the mind my new month starts November 30th my budget for December is 200.Good luck everybody.
O.A.P. With a burning need not to waste, but also to live in comfort. I earned it.
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Old 22-11-2012, 4:38 PM
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I'd like to amend my December budget. I originally said £350 but the catfood/litter costs are static and I don't really need to monitor them. Instead I'm aiming for £180 for human food/household stuff please, starting December from tomorrow. Aiming for £40/week plus a wee bit for Xmas luxuries.
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Old 22-11-2012, 8:55 PM
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Thanks to zippychick, rosieben and coxy for running the thread

Please can you put me down for £75 per week again.

I've saved up £150 on my MrA card so that's going to be for my 'extra treats'. Hopefully the normal weekly shop will come in under budget.
I'm still in November until Sunday 2nd Dec, so I'll join you all on Monday 3rd for the start of my December GC! Good to see so many newbies
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Old 22-11-2012, 9:59 PM
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Evening everyone,

Budgets done to here

Welcome pamsdish

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Old 23-11-2012, 6:43 AM
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Please can you put me down for £220 for December please?

I have been doing the NOvember challenge so I think I can keep it low for next month as have lots of practice this month

My month will start on 1st and run until 31st and will include all food, toiletries, cleaning products and pet food. It's going to be tight but I have my fingers crossed. The extra savings will be helpful
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