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October 2009 Grocery Challenge
edited 28 September 2009 at 5:43PM in Old style MoneySaving
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(but forgot to get baby milk, oops!):rolleyes:
I tend to buy only fairtrade and eco friendly products but they are some exceptions.I tend to buy own brand non bio powder as i'm allergic to ecover and come out in a really awful rash.
Sainsburys sell basic teabags (fairtrade) for 28p for an 80bag box. I used to only buy tea direct or clipper but taste just the same.Think they are also bringing out they own brand of coffee as well soon.
I buy 200g of fairtrade coffee for £1.56 its far cheap than cafe direct. Also Sainsburys sell fairtrade basic bananas as well.
In terms of meat i try and buy British or local produce whenever possible, farmers markets are really good as they is often a supply a wide range of goods.
Organic fruit and veg? Have you tried growing your own, all you need is a pot some compost and a few seeds. I don't have a garden so mine are kept in pots. Saves me a small fortune esp in the summer for salads and peas and its organic!
Wilkinsons sell eco friendly washing powder, conditioners etc. I buy the washing up liquid from there its 89p and lasts us ages called Green Power. I only buy recycled toilet / kitchen roll and biodegradable bin bags all of which i buy from the pound shop.
It can be done but its takes a lot of work to try and find the best products for the right price.
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Mrs M hope your well xxxx
Well spent more money than i wanted this past week have run out of cheese,bran flakes + weetabix so not good so will have ot go shopping at some point. But i do have tray of eggs , 1L single cream from the asian shops for very cheap so thats good. I got a shock on the ASian food store as they are now selling fresh halal HM sausages £4.99 a kilo, marinated fresh fish etc Couldn't believe it so i can see us spending even more money in there :rolleyes:.
Has anyone ever tried mutton (joint) if so is £6.99 a kilo a good price?
Well off to prepare myself for batch cooking (again) see you all in a bit x
It's a bit difficult tracking exact spending at the moment as OH is doing most of the shopping and doesn't really get why I want to know exactly what has been spent.
Needed a couple of things yesterday which came in at about £7
Went to home bargains to return something worth 1.79 and gave them another 3.24 as i bought some more extra light, coco rocks and sauces!
not doing very well in the challenge!
Its a club I'm in too!:rotfl:
Think I count as obsessed about food and being frugal - even my kids are now picking up the habit, eldest ones have started to grab a bottle of water to take out with them now, rather than me trying to foist one on them, well it seems daft to spend money on water when they're just pootling round town with their mates!
If it's dry food then try e-mailing all the pet food companies and asking for a sample for your 'fussy cat' - I did this and have nearly two months of free food!!
am off to lidl as they have some fab offers this week that i want to stock up on
I know it sounds like a horrific amount for 2 adults, one 3 1/2 year old and one cat, but it does include toiletries, household stuff and medicines too. And although I reduced my spend last month by an incredible £200, some of that was due to having done a big shop at the end of August, and the rest was due to literally running out of money, for everything. So I figure £350 is an amount I'm comfortable with and I'd rather come in under budget than over!
Having said that, I've just done a massive Tesco shop which came to £141.87 (no lovely Daily Mail vouchers or other offers to use this time, and Tesco's own deals aren't as good as they were) which brings my spending for the month already up to £234.54! Which is scary! Still got over £100 to spend if I need to though.
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Dinner tonight is Impossible Quiche , I've tried a couple of the other recipes on there in the past and they have worked out so I thought I'd give the Quiche a try, serving it with Jacket spuds and Salad.;)
Have a good evening everyone.:D