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    • zippychick
    • By zippychick 13th Oct 14, 12:54 PM
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    zippychick
    June 2017 Grocery Challenge
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    • 13th Oct 14, 12:54 PM
    June 2017 Grocery Challenge 13th Oct 14 at 12:54 PM
    Hi everyone,

    Welcome to the sixth Grocery Challenge of 2017 !!!!

    If your new month starts early feel free to join this thread, or if you're still working on your May budget, then keep on posting in the May challenge.

    As always this challenge is to reduce your own grocery budget to levels that you will be pleased with, not forgetting that we always recommend that you stay inside your own comfort levels and take things gently one step at a time. Remember that this is not a competition....it's designed to take you and your grocery spending to a level you are happy with.

    If you are new to the challenge I have quoted the advice from Galtizz below which will help you get started.

    Please post into this thread for help and advice and support at any time. Good luck to everyone taking part!


    I have said this before, but for all the newbies to the challenge;

    For the first month I took a guess at the budget but I really had no idea how much I was spending.

    I found the best thing is to have a guess the first month but SAVE ALL OF YOUR RECEIPTS (and yes, that does include the ones from the local shop when you run out of milk ), then at the end of the month add them all up and have a look if you were on budget, if not, it doesn't matter because your budget was a guess. For the next month you can use the total of your receipts and take a bit off to get a realistic budget, just shave off as much as you think you can, it could be £1 a week or £20 a week.

    If you are currently spending £200 a month don't suddenly drop it to £100 - you'll never do it but if you cut £20 a month off for a few months you'll get there eventually without feeling you're missing out on anything.

    You might think you've done everything you can in the first month but someone always comes up with a new idea and, if you try it you often find you save a bit more (unless you are SarahSaver who is an expert at this and could only save more if she turned her back garden into a paddy field and lived on rice ) In the first month I thought, I'm planning meals, I couldn't possibly save any more, but then I started double cooking and freezing, and making soup instead of buying it in tins.

    I've been doing this since Feb but only saved ALL of my receipts last month, it has given me a much better idea of where it is all going. Budget for next month is £80 for 2 of us, I'll start on 30/4. I could probably save more, by eating different foods but I can afford to live on £80, I have saved a lot of money since Feb. and I don't waste food or money any more. So I'm happy with my budget.
    By request, here is Spiggles wonderful helpful post



    We all have different budgets that suit our households. The most important thing to remember is that you set yours according to your needs and finances. It can take time to get to where you want to be too so don't knock yourself out if you go over in the first few months. We are here to support each other and it is not a competition.

    I thought it might help to outline where we've come from and the top tips I've learned.

    When we started in March 2010 we had spent in excess of £600 in the previous month. This had to stop, (there's only me and him and our two beautiful black cats) something which thankfully my OH completely agreed with so I have been lucky that he has been on board from the start. He gave me his debit card voluntarily and I still keep hold of it until he needs to get something for the home. At the same time we set up a system of pocket money (pm) at £15 each per week which doesn't count towards the GC and which we can each spend as we wish with no comebacks or complaints. OH predominantly uses his pm on his beer and I ferret mine away mostly.

    The next step was to set up my own spreadsheet which is absolutely simple onto which I put all spends so that I have a continuous running total for the month and for the year. We initially set our budget at £280 per month and brought it down to £240 where it resides for most of the year it is occasionally increased to allow for extras e.g. Christmas to £260.

    The important 'tools' we found greatly helped and continue to do so now are:

    Stocktake cupboards, fridge, freezer - make lists and ensure that the older products get used up first. You'll be amazed at what you find squirrelled away and it will help with your shopping list as you'll realise that you don't actually need so much.

    Before you go shopping check staples - running out of milk, bread, butter, etc often leads to going into a shop for one thing and coming out £20 lighter. Always check these and if they'll run out tomorrow buy them the same time as getting other things.

    Always make a shopping list and stick to it - the supermarkets (sm) try every which way to get us to spend so having a list and strong resolve is the only way to beat them.

    Keep every receipt - and then note it down on your spreadsheet/spend diary so that you always know where you are.

    When tempted, ask yourself do you NEED it or just WANT it - now this advice goes with two things. Firstly, the things you see in store when shopping that APPEAR to be bargains - if you hadn't planned spending the money then its not a bargain. Secondly, the sm send us loads of vouchers for £X off a spend of £XX - if you had no NEED to spend £XX then have you SAVED anything???

    Use my supermarket to compare prices (limited to four of the biggies) - The site may be used to actually do an online shop at whichever of the big four offers the best value or, if you have the time and sm availability, to make up lists for visiting each of the stores so that you can purchase all you need at different stores thus getting the best possible value. (I'd add, do a 'shop' virtually on this site and take the list you create on it with you, whichever one you shop at, it will help keep target prices in your head and allow you to spot bargains. MrM is not included but you can do a virtual list on their website so you know what you're going to be spending.)

    Always have a list - this is just as important when shopping online as shopping on foot.

    Use Approved Foods online (with a list!) - if you don't mind out of date things (ood) or you can search for only in date items. The only drawback is storing the goods as far as I can tell. Oh, and watch the delivery as it's done on a scaled charge for weight so keep an eye on it. You can of course do an AF order with friends, family, colleagues or like minded neighbours. Other GCers use Big Br*nds 4 Less too.

    Invest in a breadmaker - we have saved so much by making our own bread. The prices in the shops are extortionate for bread these days. There's loads of advice on this thread and others in the forum on this.

    Use the recipe lists - always posted at the front of a new thread. There are fantastic, tasty, healthy and economical recipes to use on them and there are a number of other threads on the forum such as Weezl's that will help you to eat well on a budget.

    Shop locally - the local greengrocer (or preferably market but I don't have one ) is usually cheaper as an option for fruit and veg (f&v) than the sm. Often the prices may look the same but when you look at the quantity for the same price the greengrocer will be cheaper. The same goes for the local butcher. Often you will have far more variety of meat available, advice on how to cook a particular meat can be offered and there is (for me at least) no comparison in terms of quality. We buy our huge FR eggs there and I'm yet to find an equivalent FR egg in a sm at the same or lower price. Obvioulsy if you have your own chicks/know someone who has chicks you can get them even cheaper again.

    Grow your own - it's quite simple to grow some f&v at home even if it's only in pots on the patio. There are also supportive threads on the forum for this.

    Cook your own - making meals at home from ingredients is far more economical, often tastes better than shop bought and is probably far better healthwise.

    Meal Plan - this is something that others can advise on as we don't do it. I have a tremendous capacity for eating the same food over many days but presented in slightly different form. For example, we could buy £7 worth of brisket from the butchers and eat it as pot roast for a couple of days, sliced for sarnies, sliced with a salad, chucked into a casserole or shredded up and fried as crispy beef.

    Don't waste food - either only make what you need or use any leftovers for other meals/creations or freeze it for another day.

    Withdraw the cash you want to spend - and keep it in a separate purse. This can be particularly effective as you have the money in front of you reducing rather than spending with plastic which is so easy to lose track of. Very useful when you first start out.

    Don't go to the shops to browse - this can only lead to pain and hardship!!!

    Keep posting and reading the thread - there really is no better supportive, wise and inspirational place to be! I think I saw that somebody mentioned forgetting to read/post. I get around this by using the Advanced button to post, below the window where your text is displayed you will see Additional Options. In the Thread Subscription box use the dropdown to select either instant email notification (this is what I use) or daily email notification before you submit your latest post. Then you will get an email into your inbox from which you can click to the thread to see what others are saying.

    Always remember the sm is not your friend - it wants to profit from you and take as much of your money as it can coerce out of you!

    So, there you go as a starting point. Others on here will offer tremendous advice on meal planning. And don't forget, the only silly question is the one you didn't ask!

    See you all later,
    Spigs
    For quidelines on posting in this thread please read the second post in this thread.

    For the Grocery challenge Recipe Index please see posts #3, #4, #5 #6 #7 #8 & #9 on this thread (the list is growing!!!!!)

    For everyones totals, see post #10 on this thread

    I hope everyone has a great month!

    Zip
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    • FurryBeastOz
    • By FurryBeastOz 15th Jun 17, 1:10 PM
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    FurryBeastOz
    Didn't trust myself near shops yesterday so had DH pick up milk. And he surprised me by making tiramisu for my birthday. Improved an otherwise crappy day.

    I did a quick Lidl shop this morning after the gym. I needed DW tablets and AAA batteries but resisted any fruit and veg as we are away for the weekend and I have enough to use up.

    Also stocked up on tinned tomatoes to make tomato and mascarpone sauce to use up the rest of the pack from last night. It can go in the freezer for DH quick pasta dinner when he is on nights.

    I also put in an MF order. Running low on chicken and meatballs.

    £143 spent so far this month.
    *** Debt Free***
    NST June NSD = 7/15
    Goals - Weight loss 2.5/13lb from 1st Jul 17
    GC To 1/7/17 £1514.53/£3,000, 50.48/49.59% of the year.
    • pamsdish
    • By pamsdish 15th Jun 17, 5:10 PM
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    pamsdish
    £2 in £stretchers juice and gravy mix.
    JUNE £200=£35
    JULY, £200 - £10= £190, -£3=£187,-£14=£173,-£26=£147, -£9=£138
    -£11=£127,-£5=£122
    • YorksLass
    • By YorksLass 15th Jun 17, 6:44 PM
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    YorksLass
    Food has definitely gone up in price. Not only that but the reductions aren't quite as good as they once were, though still helpful.

    Spent £30.71 since last posted. Within that £8.28 was on a joint of beef for OH that was originally £14.56. I picked up 1kg of strawberries costing me just £1.70 as reduced in that too.

    £121.26/£150
    £28.74 left.
    Originally posted by Doom_and_Gloom
    So true but, as you say, still helpful if it's something you really want/need/can use now or freeze for later. These are questions I ask myself every time I look at the ys shelves and often I'll not bother. Well done with the beef and strawberries though.

    Another thing that seems to be happening a lot is to keep the item price the same but reduce the content. Example: there's only one particular brand of brown sauce we use, priced at 80p for a small bottle. We've tried others but always go back to this one. The last bottle I got seemed "different" and at first I thought it was because the cap is now black instead of red. On closer examination I found the contents were 5g less than before. I think "they" think we don't notice!
    Be kind to others and to yourself too. Life has its ups and downs, use the ups to overcome the downs!

    July GC: £160 - £136.94 = £23.06 NSDs 14/28
    June GC: £200 - £203.13 = £3.13 NSDs 26/35
    May GC: £160
    - £149.63 = £10.37 NSDs 20/28
    • thriftwizard
    • By thriftwizard 15th Jun 17, 9:36 PM
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    Slinking in with a terrible confession; I've totally lost track this month. Quite possibly lost the plot as well... Between our big Festival weekend down here, and having the two German lads - who have been the most delightful guests - I have no idea how much I've spent on food etc. over the last couple of weeks. Too much, for sure! Still solvent, but only just...

    Ah well, try again next month...
    Angie

    GC 06/17: £250/£500
    BulkBuy Purse 2017:£328.40/£420


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    • PennyGrabber
    • By PennyGrabber 15th Jun 17, 10:29 PM
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    PennyGrabber
    So true but, as you say, still helpful if it's something you really want/need/can use now or freeze for later. These are questions I ask myself every time I look at the ys shelves and often I'll not bother. Well done with the beef and strawberries though.

    Another thing that seems to be happening a lot is to keep the item price the same but reduce the content. Example: there's only one particular brand of brown sauce we use, priced at 80p for a small bottle. We've tried others but always go back to this one. The last bottle I got seemed "different" and at first I thought it was because the cap is now black instead of red. On closer examination I found the contents were 5g less than before. I think "they" think we don't notice!
    Originally posted by YorksLass
    This is called shrinkflation... Things like the 500g of grapes/margarine are now both 400g, chocolate bars are smaller, etc... Adds up to a massive increase in cost to us when you think about it.

    Have had a fairly rubbish week at work and just didn't feel like cooking. In fact, I had no idea still at 4pm what we were having for dinner, which is unheard of for me - I was basically focussing on getting to work today, and nothing beyond that! Anyway, dd informed me that she was going to a friend's for dinner, so ds and I went to @sda to get a pizza. Course, I spent more than that, but I'll tot it up tomorrow. Mostly ys bits.

    PG x
    Family of three - me, dd(12) and ds(10), feeding dp 2 or 3 x a week too. Only food, not toiletries.
    July £66.58/£100 June 2017, £113.38/£100.00
    • armchairexpert
    • By armchairexpert 16th Jun 17, 2:42 AM
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    Didn't trust myself near shops yesterday so had DH pick up milk. And he surprised me by making tiramisu for my birthday. Improved an otherwise crappy day.
    Originally posted by FurryBeastOz
    Happy birthday!
    MFW diary here. 1 Feb 2017 $229,371 - MFD Feb 2043 aiming for May 2028
    1 June 2017 $221,986.42
    1 July 2017 $223,199.76 - bit of a backslide: leaving the June total here for inspiration!
    • XSpender
    • By XSpender 16th Jun 17, 8:11 AM
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    XSpender
    Only 50p to add to my total this week so far for 2 packets of my favourite crisps that I didn't need.

    I have been attempting to eat grain and refined sugar free this week and have discovered an amazing, quick and easy 'bread' recipe which is a keeper and uses stuff I already have in I have also made enough southern fried chicken for 3 meals that is grain free and delicious.

    This weekend I am going to have a go at making some biscotti for the first time.

    I am planning a smaller shop this weekend as I am away Monday and Tuesday with work but do need some lunch bits for DH. I will do a bigger shop for fruit and veg mid week.

    Total stands at £261.53/£290
    PAYDBX 2017 #99 from 4/5 - £2664.28/£10,000 26.6%
    Total Owed £39,547.78 May '17 Total owed July 17 £36883.50 Savings goal £1000 EF - £400
    DFD - May 2021 goal Feb 2020
    • Florence J
    • By Florence J 16th Jun 17, 9:38 AM
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    Florence J
    Have £22.58 left remaining of the budget, 10 days to go, things are going to be tight next month, but luckily the freezers and cupboards are so full I think it would be silly for me to do another big food shop immediately when the new month starts.
    Sealed Pot Challenge 10 #553 (£90) Wombling free 2017 = £1173.32 Pay off all your debts by Xmas 2017 #53 (£2313.43/£3000) Debt to OH paid back £851.75/£1001.75
    July 2017 Credit Card Debt: £4567.40
    • Makethedayscount
    • By Makethedayscount 16th Jun 17, 11:50 AM
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    £162.43 / £225 so far this month with remaining online shop ordered, lots in cupboards, fridge and freezer. Making homemade pizzas for tea and going to try a few new recipes this weekend. Really trying to increase my NSDs as this really does stop unnecessary buying. 14 days to go. Here's hoping!

    • caronc
    • By caronc 16th Jun 17, 11:58 AM
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    £30 today did include £9 on bug spray and storage baskets so a bit higher than it would have been. Total so far £80/£120.
    Mar GC £131/£150, April GC £150/£160, May GC £150/£150, June GC £117/£120, July £161/£170
    • Skintmama
    • By Skintmama 16th Jun 17, 12:23 PM
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    Skintmama
    [QUOTE=thriftwizard;72704017]Slinking in with a terrible confession; I've totally lost track this month.......QUOTE]

    There are times when this happens to me too. Sometimes so much going on, unwell, or something else. There is always the pressure to keep the meals coming but not necessarily enough time/energy/brainspace to plan properly for shopping.

    Belated Happy Birthday to Furry Beast Oz

    I seem to have mislaid my receipts, so I am going from the top of my head and rounding up: £5 for cream and strawberries; £17 meat and eggs; £30 supermarket shopping. £52 to adjust my total by after posting.

    To echo YorksLass's point above, before putting something in my trolley I question how realistic it is that I will get something used up before it spoils. Because I buy less now, I can see what I already have in the trolley and mentally parcel it out across the days. Although I tend to know now what I have in the fridge at home, a quick photo of it on my phone before I shop is also useful.

    Over halfway through the month now. Well done to all who are participating, both on and 'off' the thread.
    GC March £100/£100 GC April £140.47/£150
    GC May £150.16/£150 GC June £187.40/£200
    GC July £164.02/£200
    • pamsdish
    • By pamsdish 16th Jun 17, 3:08 PM
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    pamsdish
    £12-95 to add, mostly on dog stuff.
    JUNE £200=£35
    JULY, £200 - £10= £190, -£3=£187,-£14=£173,-£26=£147, -£9=£138
    -£11=£127,-£5=£122
    • mouche
    • By mouche 16th Jun 17, 3:08 PM
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    mouche
    Hi, I know half the month is over but I'd like to join in. I'm going to need to control my budget as I am no longer working AND I have my 18-year-old nephew coming to stay for 6 weeks! Normally we are OH (eats at home on the weekends and occasionally dinner), me (eats at home all the time, plus doing SW), LO (eats at home on the weekends and weekday snacks and occasionally dinner). Budget is £200 for everything.

    Have just been over my receipts and realised I have somehow spent £142.09 of my June budget already. How did that happen! But at least I know now and can get a handle on it.
    Last edited by mouche; 16-06-2017 at 3:10 PM.
    Mortgage (original/ current):193,000 (23/09/11)/ £144,515.84 (16/06/2017).
    MFW target for 2017: £2355.48/ £5,000
    2017 Challenges
    Grocery Challenge: £162.32/£200 (July); £200.76/ £200 (June)
    Make £300 a month: £107.42/£300 (July); £237.88/ £300 (June)
    Lose 3st 9lb: 1st 12lb/3st 9lb
    • purpleybat
    • By purpleybat 16th Jun 17, 4:08 PM
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    purpleybat
    thought i'd lost lots of receipts but sitting here racking my tiny peanut brain I've realised I've only been in one food shop between last week's and today's shops.
    that visit cost me £2 and today's trip to morries cost £25.25. considering today I bought a HUGE bottle of cooking oil (I can barely lift it) for £5ish i'm really quite happy.
    gc jan 148.59/150 feb 134.58/150 mar 148.35/160 apr 139.24/160 may 165.78/160 june 129.05/160
    • Save Dosh
    • By Save Dosh 16th Jun 17, 6:14 PM
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    Save Dosh
    I have had a few spends, nothing too drastic, the biggest being £15. I really have so much stuff in, a combination of buying the odd bits and using with store cupboard. Also, lentils of all colours have become my new best friend, soups, curries etc., so been living ultra cheap, but making lovely healthy meals. Bought 7 huge mango's for £1 - dreaming of mango & chilli salad - the saddo I am. Hoping not to spend now and then I am off to Glastonbury with Greenpeace on Tuesday for six days - yaaay. Really looking forward to it. All my food is supplied, we have a big food tent and chefs that cook for us - all vegetarian - but we do have vegan options. My lodger said who are you looking forward to seeing most and I said Jeremy Corbyn in the Leftfield - oh n Radiohead. Super saddo. I really do need to get a life. Have a lovely w/e everyone. Cu when I get back.
    Last edited by Save Dosh; 17-06-2017 at 9:57 AM.
    GC July £35.26/£70, Alcohol £13.79/20, Bulk Buy £44.25
    Save 12k in 2017 #132 = £1,900/£5,000 (38%)
    KonMari: Clothes, Wardrobe, Drawers, shoes, bags, Papers
    Bedding, Books, Toiletries,Bric a Brac, Kitchen, Pantry

    • XSpender
    • By XSpender 16th Jun 17, 7:00 PM
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    XSpender
    £24.17 spent in aldi on meat, crisps and choc bars for DH lunches next week, loads of bananas, foil, chorizo, loo roll and the usual suspects.

    £5.13 was snacks (including the crisps/choc for DH lunches) and £19.04 was on household stuff and real food
    PAYDBX 2017 #99 from 4/5 - £2664.28/£10,000 26.6%
    Total Owed £39,547.78 May '17 Total owed July 17 £36883.50 Savings goal £1000 EF - £400
    DFD - May 2021 goal Feb 2020
    • Wysiwyg49
    • By Wysiwyg49 17th Jun 17, 10:25 AM
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    Wysiwyg49
    Went a bit off plan at the end of the week and bought extra baking potatoes and bacon on Thurs then even more chicken (we seem to eat tons of chicken!) and an enchilada kit last night. This was a classic "I'll get something to put together quickly" and it was the best I could find at the local small supermarket. They are such a rip-off - over £3 for tortillas, tomato puree and seasoning (basically)!

    So my total to end of week 2 has crept up again.

    Going to stocktake before making my shopping list, as the fridge seems quite full but I can't think of what to do with the contents! Apart from a whole chorizo I bought last week because it looked nice, which is destined for chicken and chorizo bake. Maybe HM pizza will use up the leftover half. Ah now my brain is waking up...takes a while on a Saturday.

    Have a good weekend all and enjoy the sunshine (in the UK - supposed to be a scorcher!)
    GC July £0/£500 June £497.80/£400
    • PennyGrabber
    • By PennyGrabber 17th Jun 17, 11:09 AM
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    PennyGrabber
    Morning all.

    I've been naughty this week - two unplanned shops on thurs and fri because I hadn't bothered to organise myself. Another £20odd pounds added to the signature. Two weekly shops to go, and £15 ish left...!!

    Still, can't change it now. Need to be more organised. I've sorted out a shelf of my freezer and put a spag bol in the slow cooker for tonight. I found about ten packs of bacon in there, in just the one shelf!!! Not very happy with myself - will need to work some of that into the plan for the next few weeks.

    Two mini pizzas out of the freezer for the children's lunch, and I'm having the rest of a giant onion with a chicken breast for mine, as both need using up.

    I have a whole small chicken in my freezer. Will it defrost in time for me to cook it for dinner tomorrow if I take it out now? Tia.

    Have a good weekend everyone!

    PG x
    Family of three - me, dd(12) and ds(10), feeding dp 2 or 3 x a week too. Only food, not toiletries.
    July £66.58/£100 June 2017, £113.38/£100.00
    • Wysiwyg49
    • By Wysiwyg49 17th Jun 17, 5:32 PM
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    Wysiwyg49
    I have a whole small chicken in my freezer. Will it defrost in time for me to cook it for dinner tomorrow if I take it out now?
    Originally posted by PennyGrabber
    I reckon it will defrost OK - that's almost 24 hours if you took it out after posting your message.

    Tesc0 today because I was nearest there dropping DD off. Spent £79 plus £16 in butcher. This was def a bargain as I got 10 chicken breast fillets for £10, weighed them when I got home and it was over 2.3kg. Also got things for a barbecue tonight, drinks, washing up liquid and d/w tabs - restocked pasta and rice. So hoping wk 4 will be a smaller shop! (Ever the optimist.)
    GC July £0/£500 June £497.80/£400
    • thriftwizard
    • By thriftwizard 17th Jun 17, 10:09 PM
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    thriftwizard
    There are times when this happens to me too. Sometimes so much going on, unwell, or something else. There is always the pressure to keep the meals coming but not necessarily enough time/energy/brainspace to plan properly for shopping.
    Thank you, Skintmama! Good to know I'm not the only one.

    Calming down a bit now; there are lots of leftovers to use up, so I've managed to spend just £45 at the market this morning to keep the four of us going for a week. And there are some leftover resources - bottled water & fruit juice, crisps & cereal bars etc. - to go towards the second batch of students, who arrive at the end of July; they'll all still be well in date.

    My best way of working it all out will be to go through the bank account, work out what else I've bought - and there have been several things replaced this month, and there's £100 to add to the bulk-buy purse, on updates to the oat & flour supplies etc. - and that should tell me how much over-budget I went. Can't do that until next week, as we don't keep the household accounts online, but will Have A Go on Monday or Tuesday.
    Last edited by thriftwizard; 17-06-2017 at 10:17 PM.
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  • WARNING Did you start Uni in or after 2012? The interest's rising to 6.1%; yet it doesnt work like you think. See https://t.co/IQ8f0Vyetu RT

  • RT @JanaBeee: @MartinSLewis Boris is the anomaly (coffee), the others are versions of normal (beer). Lots of same candidates = vote share d?

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