July 2008 Grocery Challenge

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  • Positive vibes for next month for thos have gone over budget this month. At least you now you have spent thess than you would have had before GC.

    I've just seen on hitukdeals - Asda has the following 50p offer this weekend:

    250g Mince - 50p
    Mango-50p
    250g Mushrooms - 50P
    Iceberg lettuce - 50P
    8 Sausages - 50p
    500g Coleslaw - 50p
    6 kiwi fruit - 50p
    Cucumber - 50p
    1 kg of loose new spuds - 50p
    6 eggs - 50p
    250g salted butter - 50p

    Oh - I managed my NSD! YAY!
  • zoe260373zoe260373 Forumite
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    Kaz2904 wrote: »
    I think it still gets taken off. I know when you use an extra points coupon it goes through even if the bogofs take it under the amount. HTH.
    Had to get some clothes today for DS DD and shoes for DH. Spent £40 not from the GC but still eek! Got 5 dresses for DD though and 2 pairs shoes for DS and 1 for DH.
    DS is really into Dr Who so just wants to wear baseball boots all the time, wasn't able to get boots but got little shoes, £4.50 for 2 pairs. The sale is on in Matalan if it's any help to anyone. They also have 3 for 2 on all of their school uniforms.

    Don't know if anyone has any suggestions but DS is really thin (still wearing 12-18 months shorts and he's 5 in December) but also quite tall. Does anyone know where I might be able to get him some school trousers that actually fit him? Thanks, Kaz.
    hi kaz,not read all posts yet so sorry if someone has already replied,but tesco used to do adjustable waist trousers think next do too,i have the same problem with my daughter whos 9,she was very chunky until she had pnuemonia and now is ultra skinny but tall so its i nightmare i know:rolleyes: anyway good luck,will update if i think/find anywhere else that do them,HTH
    oooo p.s...next sale starts at 5am in stores and 8am online
    family is me,oh,16yDS,10DD,9DS&17month old DS,2dogs,3cats,4bunnies,5 ex battery hens&5fish.GC challenge-/£300:pspends already this month-animal food-£28,mr T shop-£119.plus local shop spends total spent £257,:j
  • Hollysan wrote: »
    I have just updated my signature and I am running on £257.75 for the month, but that doesn't include the trip I made to the wholefood wholesaler this morning (need to deduct a few items for friends before I know the total) to get breadflour (huge great big sack!) etc.

    Herewegoagain - you tomatoes have got 'blossom end rot'. It's very common with toms grown in greenhouses and conservatories. I find watering little and often is best.

    Have a good weekend everyone.

    Hollysan

    Thanks so much, will try that:T :T
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  • *BigBird* wrote: »
    Good to have you back Mrs M :)

    Budget is completely blown for this month, we are now £40.62 over :o Not helped by a quick trip to Mr T for "a few bits" for a picnic tomorrow as we are off to an open air concert (yes, I am praying the weather improves!!) Anyway, bits came to over £12 :eek: We were going to get a chicken from the butcher tomorrow and have a roast on Sunday, but have now decided to see if we can live off what we have till I get paid next Thursday, so we don't go any further over the budget. Got loads in the cupboards and freezer, so should be OK.

    Just but the BM on to make some cheese & marmite twists and may have a go at breadsticks to take with us tomorrow too.

    Off to try a slice of the chocolate yogurt cake I made on Wednesday now - am amazed we've managed to resist it for so long!!!

    Oh, and not sure if this is a GC thing, but does anyone have any tips for getting blood out of clothes? Seem to remember soaking them in salt water is good, but not sure if I'm making that up!!!

    That's what I've always done and always works, some old wives tales are good:j
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    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
  • Well I have really enjoyed reading this thread; your recipes are fabulous and I imagine some of you are incapable of the disorganisation my life consists of (annelouise I'm looking at you...)

    I kinda forgot that as I don't work summer hols and am away this will be a weird month for food. So... no 2nd veg box and eating out in Paris :j, I think I'm gonna call it quits now and say I have learnt a lot and will try again in September which will be a normal month.

    Thanks for everything lovely people!
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  • Well I have really enjoyed reading this thread; your recipes are fabulous and I imagine some of you are incapable of the disorganisation my life consists of (annelouise I'm looking at you...)

    I kinda forgot that as I don't work summer hols and am away this will be a weird month for food. So... no 2nd veg box and eating out in Paris :j, I think I'm gonna call it quits now and say I have learnt a lot and will try again in September which will be a normal month.

    Thanks for everything lovely people!

    Did you say Paris, one of my fav' places,been loads of times,would love to spend 3-6mths there and enjoy all of it, opps, I digress, will try to do another NSD tomorrow, but have to take my sick friend to Asda and will be tempted by those 50p items:rotfl: :rotfl:
    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
  • Did you say Paris, one of my fav' places,been loads of times,would love to spend 3-6mths there and enjoy all of it, :rotfl:

    Indeed, I am looking forward to it; only there for 4 days though. Any recommendations appreciated, how to keep to OS ways in an expensive city. I know it isn't exactly in the remit of the grocery challenge but if anyone knows the best place to buy a good baguette...
    God is good, all the time
    Do something that scares you every day
  • Indeed, I am looking forward to it; only there for 4 days though. Any recommendations appreciated, how to keep to OS ways in an expensive city. I know it isn't exactly in the remit of the grocery challenge but if anyone knows the best place to buy a good baguette...

    We always keep to the little local shops to keep prices down. We're sad only extravigance last time was a bag of birthday chips and a cuppa after climbing up the eifel tower,(we'd already climbed the arch de wotsit).:eek: They were about to close by the time I made it up, god 'elp the legs:rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: chips were cr*p tea loverly and enjoyed opening my cards all the way up there.

    Have a great time, need all the gos when you get back:beer:
    HWGA x
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    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
  • KAAT_LADYKAAT_LADY Forumite
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    good morning all

    Its quite a nice day now just looked out of the window and the sun is shining with a black cloud behind it and it looks quite strange,,


    we1sunny2hl4yy3.gif this is not how i feel

    see ya later
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  • ifonlyitwaseasierifonlyitwaseasier Forumite
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    morning all,

    still feeling awful, managed to get about 5 hours sleep on and off last night.
    feel sorry for OH, he was really worried last night that i have pneumonia (sp) or sthg, i think it's just a nasty cold and cough :confused:

    am not going out so no spending for me, but OH might have to get me tissues and apple juice :rolleyes:

    ioiwe x
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