November 2009 Grocery Challenge

edited 28 October 2009 at 3:47PM in Old Style MoneySaving
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  • cw18cw18 Forumite
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    Biiiiiig spends for me today. Needed something from Mr T for tonights meal, so checked meal plan for what else I needed from there and Mr A before the end of the month. Then checked their websites to check current offers, so added some of those to my list - either as treats for this month/into next, or stocking up for next month/Christmas/into next year. Did this as rarely get to the larger Mr T or Mr A stores, and now I'm working again I'll have even less chance to get up (plus the fewer the trips the less I spend on petrol too ;) ) Also went to A!di for spuds, and then Mr M after tea to check the Whoopsies.

    Managed to spend 59p in A!di, £15.45 in Mr T (after deducting a £10 gift card I had), £8.56 in Mr A (including £4 on M'Corners which are currently 20p each), and then £3.43 in Mr M (though the shelf prices of my purchases here were a whopping £18.62 :T )

    So a total spend today of £27.44 :eek: I'm now £16 over target for end of today, but still have £20 left for the rest of the month - and shouldn't need anything else apart from milk (possibly 2x4pt), maybe a loaf of bread, and some more potatoes. Still do-able, even without dipping into the £19 my GC budget was 'in credit by' at the end of October :)
    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
  • edited 20 November 2009 at 12:54AM
    pammyj74pammyj74 Forumite
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    edited 20 November 2009 at 12:54AM
    whats a whoopsie? is that like a glitch?

    edited as found the answer


    Hi - not a stupid question at all, trouble is, my brain is in menopause mode so forgive me if explanation is rubbish!!
    Whoopsie spend = what I actually paid Example £1
    Real Value = The original price Example £10
    Whoopsie saving = is the diff between the 2 Example £9
    MPs left feb '08 276- Dec 13 36 :T MB Jan 10 ~ £82,377 Dec 13 ~ £29987
    EMFD was Feb 32 :eek: NOW Dec 2013 its Dec 2016
    MF new target Dec 16 REACHED!! :j
  • cw18cw18 Forumite
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    Whoopsie - clearance item. Things that are marked down due to the 'best before' being today :)
    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
  • ah right, thanks I never seem to see many of those, are they done towards the end of the day?
    MPs left feb '08 276- Dec 13 36 :T MB Jan 10 ~ £82,377 Dec 13 ~ £29987
    EMFD was Feb 32 :eek: NOW Dec 2013 its Dec 2016
    MF new target Dec 16 REACHED!! :j
  • Well I am going to end up putting this month down to experience... I spent another £95 yesterday and I'm not sure what on! I've got a freezer full of stuff so I told OH we'll be living out the freezer for the next week or six! :o

    Some of you guys are really putting me to shame!

    Sx
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  • edited 20 November 2009 at 1:04AM
    cw18cw18 Forumite
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    edited 20 November 2009 at 1:04AM
    The best are at the end of the day, but our Mr M starts reducing early on. The later in the day, the bigger the reduction. I knew there was a lot in the bakery due to be Whoopsied tonight ('cos I work there ;) ), so went back to see what I could get. Also managed some items from the chilled area (cheese, cream and 'picnic eggs') and a speciality cake and a large sausage roll from the deli end.

    Tonights haul shows as

    a stollen loaf - 19p instead of £1.49
    speciality cake - 45p instead of £1.79
    small french stick - 19p instead of 37p
    sour dough loaf - 19p instead of £1.35
    pain de campagne loaf - 19p instead of £1.35
    large sausage roll - 19p instead of 55p
    5 pick 'n' mix rolls - 45p instead of £1.00
    Leicester whirl (cheese) - 19p instead of £2.08
    Double Gloucester - 19p instead of £2.11
    White Stilton (with fruit) - 19p instead of £1.18
    pack of 5 apple donuts - 19p instead of 69p
    whipping cream - 9p instead of 84p (2 of these)
    pack of 5 picnic eggs - 19p instead of £1.49 (2 of these)
    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
  • pammyj74pammyj74 Forumite
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    wow thats a great lot there, and do you freeze them then?
    MPs left feb '08 276- Dec 13 36 :T MB Jan 10 ~ £82,377 Dec 13 ~ £29987
    EMFD was Feb 32 :eek: NOW Dec 2013 its Dec 2016
    MF new target Dec 16 REACHED!! :j
  • cw18cw18 Forumite
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    some gets frozen, but DS and I will get through most of this over the next couple of days so I won't bother. the donuts went tonight, and I plan to do the cake with whipped cream tomorrow night. might try freezing the second lot of cream, but not sure how well it'll do as I've not tried it before :confused:

    DS will have the french stick and sausage roll as part of hs lunch tomorrow, along with a couple of the picnic eggs - no college, so raids the kitchen while I'm at work!! actually that's a bit unfair, as he's very good about not taking a lot of things without being told they're for him, and he's been given the OK to take those :)

    Not sure about freezing the swirl cheese due to it having cream cheese, nor the stilton as it has fruit. But will probably freeze the double Gloucester.

    I had a roll for supper, and will use a couple for my packed lunch tomorrow along with a picnic egg (so they get to travel back to Mr M :rotfl: ). The last couple (and another egg) will go as a pack-up on Saturday, as I have another full day induction course !!! DS will certainly finish the eggs off over the weekend, so no point freezing a pack of those ;)
    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
  • mrssnowy_2mrssnowy_2 Forumite
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    Keiss_21 wrote: »





    I have done most of my present-buying already...only a few more to go. Still knitting with all the wool I bought...onto my third gilet...three (or even four!!) to go!! I am also knitting a beanie (or two) and a few scarves...at least knitting stops me eating :rotfl:!

    Keiss,I am looking for a simple pattern for a gilet-can you tell me where was yours from please,and what style?
    Thanks
    mrss
    You can't stay young for ever,but you can be immature for the rest of your life.
  • Good morning everyone,

    Keiss21: hope you enjoy your birthday weekend with your family.

    Here it is very wet and windy, roads are flooded, so will not be venturing far this weekend. Essential journeys only I think.

    Hope you all have a frugal day.
    It takes a long time to eat an elephant and I'm doing it a bite at a time!!!
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