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September 2009 Grocery Challenge

edited 9 September 2009 at 5:36PM in Old style MoneySaving
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  • Pink.Pink. Forumite
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    Hi everyone,

    Just to let you know that the October Grocery Challenge is up and running for October. You can find the thread here

    I'll unstick the September Grocery budget thread later, but feel free to continue posting in this thread if you are still working on your September budget. Special thanks as always to Mrs Mac and rosieben for all their help in the thread and also to helen jelly for her help this month.

    Good luck to everyone taking part in October.

  • Thanks for the new thread Pink. I've had a small sainsbugs delivery this morning, shared with a rellie so not too expensive ;) and I'm hoping no more shopping needed till end october except for milk and f&v; I'm working to reduce store cupboard stocks in prep for a house move which I'm hoping will happen in the next few months crossfingers.gif

    good luck in the October challenge, everyone :j
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  • :( Well I'm 25.95 over budget this month. Hopefully I'll do better next month
    I'm trying so hard to be thrifty, but it doesn't come naturally. You lot are an inspiration!
  • HI i think I have come in on budget £100 :Di have lots of stock so £60 should be ok.
  • oceanspiritoceanspirit Forumite
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    I've just come back from nearly a week at mum's. Spent £5.63 on Saturday on salad and veg for this week and £10.10 on my favourite oil which was on offer and I am not able to get it locally.

    Family lunch party did not happen at mum's yesterday because her oven blew up so we all went to the pub instead. And I've ended up with enough food to last me the week, along with two buckets of bramleys from her tree.

    I would like to declare £76.35 for September and put down £60 for October.

    Although I am £1.35 over, am pleased with my result this month because I knew it would be difficult having used up a lot of stocks last month.
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  • I am declaring at £120.05 for September

    £20.05 over budget :mad: However - I did do a big £50 shop on Saturday, most of which will be used in the next couple of weeks. About £10 of that was on alcohol, at OH's request :rolleyes:

    This is the first time I have actually seen this challenge through to the end, which I am very pleased about. It has definantly helped me rein in my spending.
    We must all suffer one of two things: the pain of discipline or the pain of regret and disappointment
  • cw18cw18 Forumite
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    Blairweech wrote: »
    This is the first time I have actually seen this challenge through to the end.......
    Well, THAT deserves a "well done" :T
  • philsmumphilsmum Forumite
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    Hi everyone
    Sorry havent been around much, still trying to keep to G.C.
    Please could you put me down for £140.00 for October.
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  • i put my budget down to £250 this month but let husband lose in tesco the result of which is we are coming in at £405. im going for £250 next month as well as we still have fridge, freezers and cupboards full.
    Grocery Challenge Feb 16 £346 /400
  • Hi Folks,

    I am declaring for SEPT ON £80.02. So I was 81p under:j

    Take care

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