September 2009 Grocery Challenge

edited 9 September 2009 at 5:36PM in Old Style MoneySaving
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  • mooominmooomin Forumite
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    Gutted - pledged £200.............spent £201.93................I am hanging my head in shame...........pledging £200 for October.............
    cw18 wrote: »
    Wow!!! No need to hand head in shame -- that was pretty darned close :T

    Totally agree - £1.93 is nothing to be ashamed of. :T
  • edited 28 September 2009 at 3:36PM
    helen_jellyhelen_jelly Forumite
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    edited 28 September 2009 at 3:36PM
    Annual

    Allegra £2800
    Angelatgraceland £6000
    BigMummaF£1100 1st aug-31st dec
    Cheerfulness4 £1400 £470.85
    gillst £2400
    JennyBee £1440
    Mags50 £3000
    mama67 £1970 £1310
    Mrsmcawber €1680- €649.74
    Mrs Money Penny £2700 £1745.61
    Mummy2mygirls £3000
    Mummzyof2 £1200
    Nykmedia -£1200 £1083.20
    Penny2myName £1080
    Perrywinkle £3600 - £104.28
    Pip-Squeak £1250
    Prudence41 £1400-£417.85
    Savvystudent £1500
    Sylvan £3000
    Taka £1320 £778.77
    The_Cat £850 -25th Dec £211.97
    Toonie £2040 -£1444.69
    X Spender £2650 £1618.09
    Yummymummy05 -£2800

    Monthly

    666paw £190
    Alipops1986 £
    Always Happy £ 200
    AngelFeathers £
    Annie123 £ 280
    Attentionseeker1 £ 140
    Baileys Babe £
    Beth86 £
    Blairweech £
    BlimusOreilly £
    Boodle £
    Booklover £
    Booskyeboo £
    Botany £ 225
    Bowsk-1011 £
    Broke medic £ 150
    Brummiebabe £
    Candygirl £ 100
    CardiffMatch £
    Caroline73 £ 300
    Carolt2 £ 150
    Catznine £
    Catzpaws £ 200
    Changing me £
    Cheapskate £
    Chewy62 £ 450
    ChocClare £
    Clutterydrawer £
    Coxy11 £ 400
    Curlytop40 £ 340
    CW18 £ 102.90
    da666shooker £
    Dazzle21 £ 250
    Ddraig £
    Determined2bdebtfree £
    Dizzy £
    Dreamer40 £
    DreamingofMoney £
    Earthmother £ 350
    Elf06 £
    Eliza bunny £
    Ellemm £ 120
    Eltee12 £
    Emmab2001 £ 250
    esmf73 £
    Essex-girl £
    Fedupandskint £ 200
    Firefox £ 100
    FiveNations £ 240
    FlatEric £
    Flutterby25 £
    Flying_Freesian £ 220
    Forever Hopeful £
    Freakyogre £ 60
    FreyaLuck £
    GemmaBuckle £ 150
    Getting Hitched £
    Gillywooly £ 200
    Gothicfairy £
    GreenT £
    Hamish222 £
    Helen Jelly £ 350
    Here we go again £
    Hex2 £
    Highland fling £ 180
    Howlinwolf £
    Huston kw £
    Huxley £ 250
    Ifonlyitwaseasier £ 50
    Ilovetea £
    jackiegibbo £
    JackieO £ 120
    Jackie_W £
    Jacksmummy £
    JayJay14 £ 150
    Jayward £ 60
    Jedi librarian £ 120
    *Jellie* £
    Jinky67 £
    Joshiesmum £
    Juliek1313 £
    JulieMK £ 150
    Kalojac £
    KayJay1809 £
    Keiss21 £
    Kerfuffle $
    Kezlou £ 150
    Kindofagilr
    Kippers £ 300
    KirstenC
    Kirstygem
    KjSam £ 365
    Knitty8
    Ktpie £ 280


    Lainz £
    Lambanana £
    Lauhen £
    Laurasbump £
    Lav1979 £
    Lilgrayfox £
    Lil-me £
    Little_Miss_moneysaver£
    Little Miss Naughty £
    Lollyfin £
    LydiaJ £
    Maitane £
    Meanmarie € 250
    Merlin1 £
    millieJo £
    Millienjacksmummy £ 400
    Miss-Spent £ 250
    MoneyFritter £
    Money Saving Diva£
    Money Queen £
    Moniker £
    Mothershipton £ 250
    MrsCook £ 480
    MrsGibbs1503 £
    Mrs. Irwin £
    Mrs-Moneypenny £
    MrsTradition £ 175
    Msgnomey £
    Mummy2mygirls £
    Mummy26 £
    Natsing £ 130
    Newlywed £
    Nickynoo08 £
    Ninno820 £ 160
    Nmlc £ 350
    Notjustamum £
    Ocean spirit £
    Optimistic pair £ 200
    Orkney Star £ 200
    patent girl £
    Paula Bear £
    Philsmum £
    Poohbear59 £
    Puddle glum £ 200
    Purpleskies £ 45
    Rachelmk £ 200
    Rachel021976 £
    Ragz £
    Raquel9 £
    Rc01 £250
    Rockie4 £ 200
    Rugbybabe77 £
    Russetred £ 425
    Saving for Oz £ 50
    Saving for travel £
    SAVVYMUMMY £
    ScotSaver £ 250
    Searching Me £ 200
    ShellSmithCat £
    Shirleytch £
    Shroplass £
    Sistercas £ 400
    Skilly £ 350
    Skint-Catt £ 125
    Slowandsteady £ 200
    Soupfan £
    Spendaholic £
    Steph112 £
    SunnyDonny£
    Tessamum £
    TheBees£ 370
    The_Cat £
    Tinkerbellsmum £
    Trinny £
    Toby3000 £ 100
    Toolittletime £
    TopsyTurphy £
    Turbo5019 £
    Twilightgirl £
    **UpsyDaisy** £
    Wannabedebtfree £ 200
    Wilf55 £
    Winged one £ 500
    Winky the house elf £
    Winniepooh £
    Workhard50 £ 400
    Yellow Monkey £
    Yummymummy05 £ 300
    ZiggyStardust £

    Weekly
    Bitsy~Beans £ 40
    Hels50 £
    Notjustlaura £50
    Penny -Pincher !! £
    Rowsew £50
    Projects made for craft fair - 40 :)
    1st fair on 13/4/14 :j
  • AlwaysHappyAlwaysHappy Forumite
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    declaring at £200.36/£200 - can you put me down again for £200 for October please - am determined to do it this month!
    I'm not a failure if I don't make it, I'm a success because I :tried!
  • edited 27 September 2009 at 1:27PM
    freakyogrefreakyogre Forumite
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    edited 27 September 2009 at 1:27PM
    I've gone well over, but I needed a few bits that i'd run out of at the same time, so although i've added them to this month, they'll last well into next month and/or longer.

    I ended up buying kitchen and toilet rolls, shampoo, conditioner, body spray and toothpaste, so the only food items I bought were flour, sugar, spread, onions, crackers and some radishes (I still don't know why and what i'll use them for). Oh and some strawberries, a lemon and some KitKats :o I also went out for a chinese with my brother and sister last night which I haven't included in my total, but if I had, then it would be £75.82 :eek:

    Not very good for my first attempt, but I suppose it was just a guess.

    I may as well declare now for September, so will round it up to £65.00 so I have a bit to get newspapers with as shouldn't need anything else.

    For October I think i'll put it up to £60.00 and see how I get on!
    Grocery challenge - Nov: £52/£100
  • Hi everyone

    Have done the budgets up to and including Freakyogre - thank you

    Helen x
    Projects made for craft fair - 40 :)
    1st fair on 13/4/14 :j
  • edited 27 September 2009 at 1:43PM
    savingforozsavingforoz Forumite
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    edited 27 September 2009 at 1:43PM
    Well, the signature says it all - a complete and utter failure this month...I'm declaring at £81.77, only 63% over budget :eek:!

    Got to get back on track - will try for £50 for October.
    Life is not a dress rehearsal.
  • meanmariemeanmarie Forumite
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    Declaring at €252.13 for September and going for €250 for October....will be away some of the time but will have visitors when I come back.

    Good luck all

    Marie
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  • HelenJelly - I'm declaring £263.32 for Sept, gone over but as I said a couple of days ago I don't feel too bad about this as I've made stuff for Xmas out of that,:o please put me down for £250 for Oct. Thanks.;)

    Dinner tonight is Roast Lamb and all the trimmings, pud is Apple crumble using apples from the Tree in the Garden. ;)

    Have a good afternoon everyone - see you on the October Thread.:D
    "WASTE NOT, WANT NOT!"
    GC for OH, myself, DD18 & DD16 includes Toiletries, cleaning stuff & Food.

  • I'm declaring £47.44 for September. Went a little over but that's only because I stocked up on a few essentials that were on offer but I hadn't planned on buying this month.

    My target for October is £45 again.
  • cw18cw18 Forumite
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    Spent £1.50 at Lid1 this morning, but felt I did really well for that.

    Had hoped they still had the 2.5kg potatoes for 49p (that I got last week), but not so :( I did, however, spot a 1kg bag of Little Red Rooster potatoes for just 29p - so we're having those tonight, and I have some left to go with my steak & kidney (stew type) on Wednesday when DS has curry & rice. Wondering if I dare try sneaking instant potato past DS on Tuesday (with mash and veg), otherwise I'm going to have to buy some mashing spuds before the end of the month.......

    We're also having "real" veg tonight, which is bound to get a comment of some sort from DS. I can't remember the last time I cooked veg from fresh for a meal (have blanched some for the freezer this year, but cook everything from frozen for meals), but when I spotted the Savoy Cabbage at just 34p (one of our all time favourites) and the 1kg bag of carrots at 37p I decided to keep the planned peas, sweetcorn, diced carrots and sprouts for another day ;)

    Finished the trip off with 2 sachets of Chille Con Carne mix at 25p each.

    Exactly £58 spent so far this month - 77 hours to go before I can declare my month spend, and really want to stay away from the shops in an effot to not spend more than another £3.76
    Cheryl
    Grocery Budget : January £155. Spent £33.75 in shops + £0.00 from stocks = £32.45
    Grocery Budget : 2021 £1825. Spent £33.75 in shops + £0.00 from stocks = £32.45
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