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April 2009 Grocery Challenge

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Old Style MoneySaving
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  • rosiebenrosieben Forumite
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    Sorry to see so many of you struggling to keep to budget. I'm going to be over this month too, not sure by how much but I have been stocking up again so that will explain it for me. If your extra spends are partly due to easter and school holidays you should cut yourself some slack

    Recipe list updated - that spicy bean and lentil loaf sounds good :T

    and Happy St George's Day! ;)
    ... don't throw the string away. You always need string! :D

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  • meanmariemeanmarie Forumite
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    Bought washing soda, orange juice, drinking chocolate, bananas, fish today and it cost me the princely sum of €6.11...juice and choc were half price and I had a voucher....now on €267.06,hoping to survive until 30th.

    Good luck all

    Marie
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  • don`t know if it has already been posted but MrT have Lloyd Grossman pasta sauces for 81p for the next week or so if this helps anyone:D
  • So, went to MrMs for milk, my flatmate offered me her staff discount card, so I ended up buying stuff for the rest of the week! Got some antibacterial spray, bread, milk, veggies, bananas, a cucumber (they're now selling at ~70p each instead of the ~£1.30 they've been at. Hurrah!) and I also got some precooked chicken slices on special offer. 1 pack will make at least 2 salads into a proper meal, so are great for taking to work now the weather is good.

    Total spend: £9.40, GC left till 31st: £11.94 :)
  • nmlcnmlc Forumite
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    Afternoon all

    Just need to declare Mrs M DECLARE AT £374.75 FOR APRIL ALSO NEED TO GO FOR £350 BUDGET FOR MAY.
    A bit disappointed that I overspent this month but not by as much as previous months - so getting there slowly but surely! Will need to keep an eye on storecupboard/freezer stock situation though. I'm watching and waiting for the "deflation" that means all the prices will come down (she says in eternal hope) the prices still seem to be going up here! Anyway enough of my rambling ..... well done to all on or under budget and keep going anyone struggling.
    Enjoy the good weather, keep safe and well
    nmlc
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  • kezloukezlou Forumite
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    jintyb wrote: »
    kezlou wrote: »
    Very naughty today went and spent £8 needlessly on food so bumped my total up again.

    Heres some more recipes as promised.

    Spicy bean and lentil loaf


    Kezlou: thanks a lot for the recipes, I'm not a veggie but the loaf sounds delish: I might have it cold with salad for packed lunch!:T
    Can you freeze it?

    Have a good one all!

    Yes you can freeze it, i just slice it up and put into individual bags. Then out a bag as needed.
  • SunnyGirlSunnyGirl Forumite
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    Just updating my signature. I went to Tesco this morning for curry powder, 6 peppers, 2 bags of lentils & some juice it came to £9.38. The peppers were a horrendous price 76p each :eek: I usually try to find the value bags with only about 2 green ones in as the kids & DH prefer the red, orange & yellow. I keep meaning to try grating courgettes into meals to bulk them out as well as other veg but I'm not sure it'd be any cheaper really :confused: I'll go and check out the bulking out meals thread in a while :T
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  • kindofagilrkindofagilr Forumite
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    I would like to join the may one

    Am I just being too organised or am I totally blind and missing it lol
    Current Debt £35,550.72/£44,856.56 ~ 31/01/20 - 20.74% Paid Off
    Mortgage (Start Date 01/04/09 ~ 30 year term, due to end 01/07/39)
    £79,446.56/£104,409.00 (as of 31/01/20) ~ 23.90% Paid Off

    POAMAYC 2020 #87 £1194.38 ~
    POAMAYC 2019 #87 £10,615.18 ~ POAMAYC 2018 #87 £13,912.57 ~ POAMAYC 2017 #87 £10,380.18 ~ POAMAYC 2016 #87 £7454.80

    ~ Emergency Savings: £0

    My Debt Free Diary (Link)
  • edited 23 April 2009 at 4:31PM
    Pink.Pink. Forumite
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    edited 23 April 2009 at 4:31PM
    Hi kindofagilr,

    There will be a grocery challenge for May. It will begin as usual on the 28th of this month. In the meantime you are more than welcome to join in with the end of the April challenge which is a sticky at the top of the Old Style board. :)


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  • kindofagilrkindofagilr Forumite
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    Thank you very much, its my first time doing this (just moved into own house with OH) so I wasnt sure when it started etc :)

    I will follow the April one so I can see whats going on and what happens lol and I will def join the May one :)
    Current Debt £35,550.72/£44,856.56 ~ 31/01/20 - 20.74% Paid Off
    Mortgage (Start Date 01/04/09 ~ 30 year term, due to end 01/07/39)
    £79,446.56/£104,409.00 (as of 31/01/20) ~ 23.90% Paid Off

    POAMAYC 2020 #87 £1194.38 ~
    POAMAYC 2019 #87 £10,615.18 ~ POAMAYC 2018 #87 £13,912.57 ~ POAMAYC 2017 #87 £10,380.18 ~ POAMAYC 2016 #87 £7454.80

    ~ Emergency Savings: £0

    My Debt Free Diary (Link)
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