August 2009 Grocery Challenge

edited 20 August 2009 at 9:23AM in Old Style MoneySaving
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  • lambananalambanana Forumite
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    Oh and I want to reduce a bit for September so am setting the budget at £130
    Official DFW Nerd Club - Member #398 - Proud To Be Dealing With My Debts :T
    CC: £6412.95 (0% APR until Feb 2015 which I'm hoping is also my DFD!)
    Currently awaiting the outcome of a PPI claim which may bring forward my DFD, fingers and toes crossed!
  • edited 25 August 2009 at 10:04PM
    rosiebenrosieben Forumite
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    edited 25 August 2009 at 10:04PM
    Moniker wrote: »
    ... Did anyone reply to my question about using chard? I have loads of the stuff which is a bit too mature to put in a baby leaf salad! Do you cook it like spinach? I don't want to waste it. ...

    here's a thread that might help, Moniker, Chard - help need recipes!!

    I'll add it to the complete cooking collection tonight as we have nothing at all on chard and its in season right now ;)
    ... don't throw the string away. You always need string! :D

    C.R.A.P.R.O.L.L.Z Head Sharpener
  • I had a great time taking part in the Grocery Challenge and would like to take up the challenge again in September.

    Please could I be put down for £80 for 2 adults. I will be away for the first week in September but Mr SFT will still be taking part.
    Thanks

    SFT

    Our Challenge starts tomorrow and runs until the 25th September.
    :cool: Frugal Living 2010 member MFW by 2014 Was 88,000 now £46,877.90 Grocery Budget for Dec-April=£173.72/£244 (Groc Budget 2010 from Ebay/Voucher savings/Quidco -If we can do it will save our £980 GC budget) Now living the dream -in our tiny country cottage-all thanks to MS forums. x 39 2 go
    Stockpile Savings: £89.72 Voucher savings £8
  • edited 27 August 2009 at 9:14PM
    MRSMCAWBERMRSMCAWBER Forumite
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    edited 27 August 2009 at 9:14PM
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    BigMummaF£1100 1st aug-31st dec
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    gillst £2400
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    Mags50 £3000
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    Prudence41 £1400-£417.85
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    Taka £1320 £778.77
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    Always Happy £200
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    CW18 £123.10
    Dancing Shoes
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    DrFluffy
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    Fallen Angel Shelly
    Fedupandskint £130
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  • edited 27 August 2009 at 9:13PM
    MRSMCAWBERMRSMCAWBER Forumite
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    edited 27 August 2009 at 9:13PM
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  • dreamingofmoneydreamingofmoney Forumite
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    Good Morning
    Could i please declare for Aug at £248.04 :T and would like to be put in for £300 for Sept please.
    Many Thanks for all help support and advice, i rarely post but read everyday and believe me i get so inspired by this so once again thanks
    Dreamer
    Debt free date May 20. Now the Mortgage1 £53862.45/£ 0% starting daily interest £4.48/£
    Jan GC £400/£65 - 16.25%
  • scotsaverscotsaver Forumite
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    Morning everyone - logging on to declare total for AUG GC £228.15, really pleased as I had increased target to £300 as I thought we would use more with the kids being on Hols but I didn't allow for the fact that I wouldn't be paying out for School Dinners and also decided to use up the contents of one of my Freezers which has also helped keep the total down.:j Oh and also using salad, potatoes etc from the Garden has been a big help.:D

    MRSMC - can you please put me down for SEPT £250.

    Good luck to everyone and I'll see you on the Sept GC when it's up and running.;)
    "WASTE NOT, WANT NOT!"
    GC for OH, myself, DD18 & DD16 includes Toiletries, cleaning stuff & Food.

  • turbo5019turbo5019 Forumite
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    MRS M could you put me down for £155 for Sept and Failed for Aug.
    I lost the plot during Aug but even though I put failed for Aug I'm not too disapointed because I know that if I had not been on the GC I would have spent alot more. Note to self try harder next month.
    Going to make a list of freezer and try and use as much from there as poss.
    Want to in control of my money.
  • I'm doing rather well so far :D I have resisted the urge to go to the shops on my way home :j

    I've asked Mr FH to buy kitchen roll, milk, yoghurt and bread today so will report on how much that cost later. I did warn him not to be tempted by extras, but I'm not sure he will :rolleyes:
    Need to start again :o
  • Good Morning everyone

    Can I please declare for AUG at £80.52 :T:T

    And can you put me down for £80.83 again in Sept please.

    Money Fritter
    DFW#972 LBM2 (09/07/12) £25938.84; Current £23783.35;
    Credit Credit Card1 £128.47/£6424.24 (2%);
    Credit Card2 £443.86/£15663.25 (2.8%); Overdraft £0/£2500 (0%)
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