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October 2009 Grocery Challenge
edited 28 September 2009 at 5:43PM in Old style MoneySaving
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I've updated my total:eek: now have friends coming for the weekend so had to go and do a HUUUUUGE shop this morning for food and also Alcohol, wouldn't have been so bad if I didn't have to buy Booze but wanted to include it in the GC as we don't buy it that often and don't have a seperate Budget for it.
Still feel confident that I will come in on Budget as both Freezers are full, have loads of Sausages in there, 2 Free Range Chickens, a joint of Beef, joint of Pork, leg of lamb, loads of Mince etc etc so I know I can still do it.:o
Dinner tonight is HM Burgers, HM Coleslaw, HM chips, onion rings and Garlic Mushrooms, no Pud tonight as I don't think we will be able to move after that lot.:p
Off into the Kitchen now to get a shake on - have a good afternoon everyone.:D
Spent £22.76 on the following
Nescafe Coffee £6.00 [on offer at L!dl - real price £11.58]
Pork £3.72 [whoopsied - real value £7.44]
Chicken £1.84 [whhopsied - real value £3.68]
Kippers 98p [whoopsied - real value £1.96]
Other bits £5.88
Total Spent £22.76
Whoopsie Total £6.54 Real Value £13.08 Saving £6.54
Special offer Total £9.00 real Value £17.58 Saving £ 8.58
Shopping Total should of been £37.88 so saved £15.12
1st fair on 13/4/14 :j
So far am up to £138 out of my budget this month, have made a shopping list based on what we have in the freezer and meal planned for next week and it comes to around £45 so hopefully will be able to stick to this when we shop on Sat. Will let you know how I get on!!
Had to go to a large retail park this morning to get some computer components for DS and some dog food, and I never go up there without doing a grocery shop (large Mr A and Mr T on the same park, with Mr A being the one on the same car park as all the others stores, and Mr T just around the corner but needing the car moving). But today I managed to resist setting foot into either :T I knew I didn't need anything, so decided it was safer to stay out completely :rolleyes2
Then I went to our local Mr M after I collected my GDs from school - DD had asked me to pick her up some toilet rolls as she'd totally run out...... I had a quick look at all the markdown areas, but there wasn't anything at a price that would have even vaguely tempted me even if I wasn't aiming for an NSD.
But I've been back down in the last hour (for a non-GC item I forgot I needed), and it all went pear shaped. Checked 4 of the 5 area without being tempted (though I did almost allow the jam donuts to beat me), but when I got to the chilled area it was a different matter..... I just couldn't resist the chance to grab
1 x pack of 12 cheesestrings - down from £3.29 to 25p : will be shared between DS and GDs
2 x deep filled (individual) steak & kidney pies - down from £1.49 each (or 2 for £2.50) to just 25p each : mine, all mine DS doesn't like anything with kidney in, but I adore these pies......
So 75p spend on £5.79 worth of goodies, which I think makes up for losing an NSD :T
I'm thinking about a trip to Costco next week as I hear their biscuits are cheaper than main brands and that cats quite like them. It has to be worth a try!!
Latest spends were £4 on massive jar of Gold Blend and 69p on facewipes/mouthwash (There was £5 voucher used)
So I popped in after work and while all the main dishes this time are rather 'ready meal' and much harder to stretch to more than one meal (unlike the nice big chicken I got last time), I did pick up £18.46 worth of food for £10, which I felt was definitely worth it! Got the Med Veg again 'cos that was lovely, and also a haddock gratin which at least is easier to divide between 2 adults and a toddler than things like two chicken breasts. Very pleased with that!
LBM June 2009, Debt Free (except mortgage) Sept 2016 - DONE IT!