October 2008 Grocery Challenge. Please read first two posts.

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  • prophecy_grrlprophecy_grrl Forumite
    670 Posts
    Part of the Furniture Combo Breaker Debt-free and Proud!

    First month of this challenge and I am declaring £179.21 for October - under budget of £200 (Just about!) :T

    Bring on November :D

    *** PROPHECY_GRRL***
    *** DEBT FREE AS OF 17/10/11 - I DID IT!!! ***
  • Im declaring £250.06 for October which is a full £100 under my budget. How Ive done this I don't know but somehow or other Ive managed to cut back quite a lot and freezer and cupboards quite full.
    Just been away with dd14 and even if I added my meal out and the takeaways it would still be £50 under!
    Going to drop my budget a bit for November from an average of £75pw to £65 per week so please put me down for £260 for November Mrs M.
    Annual Grocery budget 2018 is £1500 pa £125 calendar month £28.84 pw for 3 adults
  • Hi all, well done to you all for your great spends, keeping so well under budget.....
    I;m unfortunately over budget by £20, making it £270 for this month. I'm trying my best but would love to know any further tips to make it even lower. If you have any ideas......:T
    Please keep us at £250 still though, cheers and see you in November......
    Mr and mrs t
  • SmlSaveSmlSave Forumite
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    Part of the Furniture Combo Breaker
    I did it! Yeah! :j

    October total was £180!

    I confess that we went for a Pub luch to celebrate and spent the £20 we had saved :p:o:p

    Really chuffed thou
    Currently studying for a Diploma - wish me luck :)

    Phase 1 - Emergency Fund - Complete :j
    Phase 2 - £20,000 Mortgage Fund - Underway
  • Final total for October was £343.97. Not happy. Will do better next month I hope.
  • jinky67jinky67 Forumite
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    Bit late I know:rolleyes:

    but i am DECLARING £ 229.75 FOR OCTOBER:T:T:T:T:T:T:T

    :heartpulsOnce a Flylady, always a Flylady:heartpuls
  • Hi i'm declaring £355.59 for october,hoping to be able to stick to my £400 budget for November it's a 5 week month for us so will have to see lol.

    Proud to be No. 61 in the DMP mutual support group.
  • tirlittantirlittan Forumite
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    Part of the Furniture Combo Breaker Debt-free and Proud!
    Very late, but can I declare £75.42 for October please.Very pleased. :)
    Proud to have dealt with my debts!
  • CheapskateCheapskate Forumite
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    Part of the Furniture 1,000 Posts Name Dropper Photogenic
    Hi Mrs M
    Sorry this is so late, but I'd like to delcare at £460 for October.
    Many thanks.
    Went well over again, but it's a bit closer than previous months!
    Jan 2021 GC £11.70/£300
    2021 mission declutter& clean 53/2021
    Jan NSD 7/31
  • Lucifa73Lucifa73 Forumite
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    Part of the Furniture Combo Breaker
    I have to declare a dismal £267/£200 for October. Partly due to exam time comfort eating for me and convalescent eating for Hubbles but still disappointing after September's success.:rolleyes:
    26.2.19/14.1.19: T MC 3629.26/3629.26 : VM 0% 1050/13876.59 : W 0% 100/1485 = 4409.26/18990.85 =25.17%
    28.1.19/28.1.19 Hubs 0% £400/£2,977 =13.44%
    SPC 2019 #073

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