October 2009 Grocery Challenge

edited 28 September 2009 at 4:43PM in Old Style MoneySaving
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  • chewy62chewy62 Forumite
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    I'm afraid I have to declare £525.59 for October which is £75.59 over!!!
    Well at least I know how much I spend now, quite a lot of that was on wine....mmmm.Not good!
    But never fear, will reign it in for November as have to try and put some buy for Christmas food.
    Going to work on £100 a week as do my shopping weekly, so that will be a total of £500 to do us for the next 5 weeks, up until Thursday 3rd December.
    October's spends averaged out at £118.68 a week, so hopefully can better this amount.
    Can anyone tell me how to make coloured words? They look so pretty!Cheers!
    Sept. grocery challenge = £500 (221.60 so far!;))
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    edited 28 October 2009 at 11:57AM
    chewy62 wrote: »
    Can anyone tell me how to make coloured words? They look so pretty!Cheers!
    On the bars above where you type your reply you'll see an 'A' with a solid bar under it and a little down arrow to the right

    Select the text you want to change the colour of, then click on the down arrow. Now just click on the colour you want to change your type to.

    For setting budgets or declaring final monthly spend you should set the text to red - and also best if you make it Bold (the 'B' to the left on the row below the text colour changer if your not in the Quick Repy box at the bottom of this screen, second in from the left if you're in Quick Reply).
    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
  • rockie4rockie4 Forumite
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    Declaring for October at £180.63:D:D which I'm very pleased at:j

    Sticking to £200 for November please MrsM I will have to do a mini shop before weekend as I've got the [STRIKE]monsters[/STRIKE] grandchildren coming to stay :eek: but I shouldn't need to start spending 'properly' till next week ;)
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    edited 28 October 2009 at 11:09AM
    hi all,4 days to go for me £13.71 left should do it ,very pleased with that i would have spent over £500 + by now.can i be put down for november £350.00 please.
    and also i will be going from 1st ...to 30th nov.thanks.
    27 Sealed pot challenge 3£496/4£706.75/5 £376.74/6 £645.08/ 7 £861.34 /8 £786.90/9£610.49/10 £722.03 / 11? / gold star from sue :staradmin
  • russetredrussetred Forumite
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    Hi everyone,that's me declaring at £424.92, yup 8p saving.To be fair it would have been more but I picked up a few bargains last night.In Tesco the frozen pork shanks in creamy mustard sauce are reduced from £4.48 to £1.12 and the Youngs mediterrean fish dish is now 75p.In the co-op I picked up loads of reduced milk and the chunky Kitkats were down to 10p,so picked up a couple or so,more like 20,:eek:
    "Sometimes life sucks....but the alternative is unacceptable."
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    Nearly forgot canyou put me down for £340 for November please Helen.Many thanks.
    "Sometimes life sucks....but the alternative is unacceptable."
  • aless02aless02 Forumite
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    Going to call it & declare £127.92 for October! :T Really happy as better planning this month meant less expensive 'top-up' shops. There were still some hit-and-miss times and I STILL struggle with lunches, but I'm going to try buying a wee bit more meat next month so we can actually have some leftovers rather than all I cook going into dinners (so 1 recipe creating 2xdinner plus a lunch rather than just 2xdinner IYSWIM). Have a massive shop being delivered on Friday to start us off for November. It's about £10 more than last month's monthly but I'm trying really hard to ACTUALLY stock up! Damn cat food costs the most of it :rolleyes:

    Since there's 5 weekends in Nov (:mad:) we'll keep it at £150, please!
    top 2013 wins: iPad, £50 dental care, £50 sportswear, £50 Nectar GC, £300 B&Q GC; jewellery, Bumbo, 12xPringles, 2xDiesel EDT, £25 Morrisons, £50 Loch Fyne

    would like to win a holiday, please!!
    :xmassmile Mummy to Finn - 12/09; Micah - 08/12! :j
  • Hello everyone

    Just to let you know - the new thread is being sorted as we speak!!

    I've got all budgets up to and including aless02

    Sugar-muffin - welcome and hi - please ask any questions you may have as there are lots of lovely, clever people on here who will help out and don't forget to check out the wonderful recipes on page 1 which Rosieben posts.

    Jayjay - have a fab holiday, it sounds wonderful

    I've defo gone over this month and will update my siggy later

    Helen x
    Projects made for craft fair - 40 :)
    1st fair on 13/4/14 :j
  • Hello

    The new thread is now available
    I can't do a link [too techy for me!!]:rotfl:

    Its under the

    Old Style Money saving Forum
    November 2009 Grocery Challenge.

    Thanks to Rosieben for doing it :beer:

    Helen x
    Projects made for craft fair - 40 :)
    1st fair on 13/4/14 :j
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    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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