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July 2008 Grocery Challenge

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Old Style MoneySaving
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  • Mrs_Money_PennyMrs_Money_Penny Forumite
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    Hi Everyone.
    A NSD today. Off to my Mums tomorrow for the day so that will be another plus no dinner or tea to cook/make. :T Have a good day tomorrow.
    £23356.04£44348.32/[COLOR="Red£1985.16[/COLOR]Mortgage neutral 03/19
  • Hi
    I've just been to Lidl too as part of shopping trip , their prices are going up for some things and they seem to be getting a load of branded goods in that they didn't use to.
    Have found thier sunflower spread has gone from 35p 3 weeks ago to 57p this week!!
    BUT DID FIND A BARGAIN!!! 300ml finale sport shower gel 13p !!!!:j
    Smelt it and it smells fine, so bought 6 - OH has a shower every day, so will decant into one of his empty bottles and see what he thinks.
    Will update sig later as still working out what I spent. (Also bought 2 Xmas pressies in Debenhams- all Fifi Flowertots stuff reduced and pressie for new niece or nephew due later in the year

    Hiya Sunny Donny, we've been using shower gel for ages, and mr gets on fine with it, no complaints so far. :D
    lost 3stin 4mnths GC nov£90/£51.65 July£100/£97.67 Aug£90/£18.59
    LBM Nov05 Loan £4910.65 Paid April07 sealed pot challenge#256
    Nov06 CC £2,590.56 Paid aug07 + Savings07/08 Night Owl 22#
    Mortgage £87,000/£84,000/ £82,261.00/£81,785.30 £80,268/£75402.00/£71229.15 DFW NERD 987 Long Haul member 125 debt free 24th aug 07
  • Freecycle is one of the Yahoo groups and it's a really great place to get rid of stuff you no longer want or get something that you need. This is the link to my local group, but you will have to search for your own - hope this helps though.
    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/basildon_freecycle/

    fanx Den found the local one and will look in to it properly in the am:D fanx again hon, ur always there when I call xx
    lost 3stin 4mnths GC nov£90/£51.65 July£100/£97.67 Aug£90/£18.59
    LBM Nov05 Loan £4910.65 Paid April07 sealed pot challenge#256
    Nov06 CC £2,590.56 Paid aug07 + Savings07/08 Night Owl 22#
    Mortgage £87,000/£84,000/ £82,261.00/£81,785.30 £80,268/£75402.00/£71229.15 DFW NERD 987 Long Haul member 125 debt free 24th aug 07
  • Hiya guys,
    I've done quite well so far, but an old friend of mine, who is quite ill with the dreaded C, has asked me to take him shopping. Of course I don't mind but am a bit worried that he'll be able to manage, bless him. Any way I'll have fun helping him to spend, but will have to be careful not to spend any myself. Do you guys think I will manage to have a NSD or not?
    That is the question eh, I think I will, DP thinks I wont (that's a good reason to hold out and DP will be wrong:j :j :j

    I'll let you know tomoz

    The answer to my question was, no I didn't hold out :o
    Bread down to 50p. Strawberries down to£1.00, cabbage down to 50p
    curry/pasta bake 79p (can't make mrs a curry as the smell makes me feel really ill so next best thing)
    Then found the same meals in the freezer for only 54p
    4 value yogurt 29p
    all bargains I think so happy anyway:D will add spends to my sig;)
    lost 3stin 4mnths GC nov£90/£51.65 July£100/£97.67 Aug£90/£18.59
    LBM Nov05 Loan £4910.65 Paid April07 sealed pot challenge#256
    Nov06 CC £2,590.56 Paid aug07 + Savings07/08 Night Owl 22#
    Mortgage £87,000/£84,000/ £82,261.00/£81,785.30 £80,268/£75402.00/£71229.15 DFW NERD 987 Long Haul member 125 debt free 24th aug 07
  • sandy2_2sandy2_2 Forumite
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    Annelouise wrote: »
    Simple alioli=
    4 TBSP MAYO
    1 TABLESPOON CRUSHED GARLIC
    1 DASH PARSLEY OR MIXED HERBS
    1 DASH BLACK PEPPER
    SQUEEZE OF LEMON JUICE
    Mix together,chill serve with any veggies,crostinis,HM bread sticks,french toast,toasted bread roll with crushed tomatoes -yumyumI make 2-3 batches a week and give veggie sticks to kids while waiting on dinner to be ready.

    If you mix in some crumbled blue cheese (I use Roquefort) it's even more yummy
  • Good Morning,

    Today's grocery day for us :j . OH has agreed to set the menu for the week and make the grocery list. It'll be his first try, so here's hoping he sets a thrifty menu! it'll be a great learning experience for him. I'm glad my OH is willing to take the challenge on!
    Debt at highest 01/01/2008- $79,385.32 :eek:
    Debt now 01/03/2009 - $63,194.72
    DFW Nerd Club Member #993
    Feb NSD challenge 9/10 days, Mar NSD 5/10 days
    Mar grocery challenge 221.02/250
  • WendysWorldWendysWorld Forumite
    125 posts
    Just quick update so I can see my signature! I seem to be going into the supermarket every day at the moment and spending £15-18 at a time.

    Bit of a stressful week though as my baby boy (19 months) fell over and fractured his collarbone. He's not too bad - little arm in a sling - but it's all I can do to stop him running everywhere. He only started walking two months ago and has been running ever since.....

    Anyway, I'll have more time to concentrate this week hopefully!

    BM
  • poppyoscar_3poppyoscar_3 Forumite
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    Mortgage-free Glee!
    NSD planned for today, but spent £9.36 on food yesterday so will add to my sig. I think i'm going over this month!:eek:

    PO xx
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    But now I'm not - (Joint) Mortgage £104704.
    New MFW target £5000 overpayments by 31/12/2105 £400/£5000 = 8%
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  • mandy_moo_1mandy_moo_1 Forumite
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    mornin all :wave:

    firstly thanks for the hugs and warm wishes, SFT and angelnikki i was in bed by 10.30 and managed to finally get some sleep! the sun's shining today, and i'm feelin loads better :D i'm sure all the grey miserable days haven't been helping with my depression, but i'm gonna try and get back on track now

    i've stuck the first load in the washer, and the BM's going on in a minute to make some rolls.......haven't got a single one left in the freezer now! got a pile of ironing to get thru as well, and i'm gonna try and pop to Mr M's to see if he has any decent whoopsies this week

    oh no! just realised i've got some cottage cheese in the fridge. was gonna make a quiche with it and i totally forgot :rolleyes: looks like that's what we'll be having for tea tonight before it goes out of date

    hope the sun's shining for everyone, and you all have a good day xx

  • Mollymop5Mollymop5 Forumite
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    Morning everyone.Haven't been able to pop in much these days.Busy busy busy.Did a big shop in Asda on Friday.kids now excited cos we have food in lol.£70 spent so I've updated total.Maybe I will keep in budget this month!
    lost my way but now I'm back ! roll on 2013
    spc member 72


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