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August 2009 Grocery Challenge

edited 20 August 2009 at 9:23AM in Old Style MoneySaving
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  • mooominmooomin Forumite
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    Evening all!

    Went to Morrisons to buy cream to use with dinner tonight (I'm trying the lemon chicken recipe from the front of the thread) and seemed to get there as all the good whoopsie bargains arrived :D I have scored through the original price:

    Iceberg lettuce (Shredded) twin pack [strike]£1.00[/strike] 20p
    Breaded plaice (Two portions) [strike] £1.96[/strike] 85p
    Single cream [strike]40p[/strike]12p
    Mashed potato ("Best" variety) [strike] £1.49 per pack[/strike] 9p per pack so bought two!
    Tiger rolls x 4 [strike]52p[/strike] 25p
    Sandwich ham 82p - not whoopsied but half price
    Bread (From bakery) [strike]£1.09[/strike]29p

    So, total spend for that little haul was £2.71!
  • evening peeps,

    spent £12.32 today in lidl's, got 6 x red peppers, 8 x mozzarella balls, some choc biccies and a bottle of lemon creme (like limoncello but not as bleachy in the aftertaste ;) ) and a lunch deal for 99p.

    not feeling all that well at the mo so am not eating very much right now, saving on that for sure!!

    will update my siggy, and i'll be watching the economy gastronomy show later to see if they are any good......

    tc

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  • FrugaldomFrugaldom Forumite
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    Hello grocery challengers

    Just back from annual agricultural show and stocked up with 4kg Seriously Strong Cheddar for £20 plus popped into the new Sa!nsbury store (I hated it!!) and spent a grand total of £2.44 They are barely stocking their Basics range here, so a total waste of time my going in there.
    I reserve the right NOT to spend:
    The less I spend, the more I can afford!
    Now running Frugaldom as a lifestyle social enterprise and saving to build eco-cabins! :D
  • Thanks Philsmum

    Went to Costco's and got 1.34kg of cheese for £5.75 and a tin of biscuits for the kids as a special treat. They were selling lovely kids winter coats for £12.49 so got one for DS. Also popped into MrS and bought some beer for DH and the chicken thighs/drumsticks which were buy one get one free for £3.00, no whoopsies worth having though.

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  • FrugaldomFrugaldom Forumite
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    Did I just hear correctly? This economy gastronomy programme, did they just say they were cutting down their grocery budget in order to save £4,700 over a year? :eek:
    I reserve the right NOT to spend:
    The less I spend, the more I can afford!
    Now running Frugaldom as a lifestyle social enterprise and saving to build eco-cabins! :D
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  • cw18cw18 Forumite
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    You heard right Nyk..... the equivalent of her annual salary !!
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  • FrugaldomFrugaldom Forumite
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    And isn't that little penny-rolling jingle straight from Martin's show? :eek::rotfl: I don't have multiple types of oil and vinegars in my larder but I do have a cheap tin of hot dogs. I'm glad someone mentioned this programme, thanks guys. I had forgotten all about it! Wish I could find stuff I'd forgotten about in my cupboards. :D
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    The less I spend, the more I can afford!
    Now running Frugaldom as a lifestyle social enterprise and saving to build eco-cabins! :D
  • cw18cw18 Forumite
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    I've got a cheap tin of hot dogs too I think - in there as a back-up for DS as I hate the things. But I'm considering trying that hot dog casserole as I think he may eat it too.....
    Cheryl
  • Tashja wrote: »
    Hi all

    I seen a website on here a while ago which had cheap food on it for sale. The stuff was close to sell by date.

    Can anyone post the link please ??

    T xx

    Hi Tash,
    Approved foods as MrsMC posted is the better one but there's also this one: http://www.foodbargains.co.uk/
    good for drinks (and cheaper postage too).
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  • ktpiektpie Forumite
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    Hello everyone! Am I too late to join in this month? We really need to get our spend down to £200 or less but for this month I am going to try £300 and hope we can keep under that. Have spent £110 so far but that should have stocked us up pretty well.
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