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February 2010 Grocery Challenge

edited 29 January 2010 at 9:34AM in Old Style MoneySaving
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  • welshkazwelshkaz Forumite
    288 posts
    A nsd for me today first of many i hope !
    may groc challenge £167/£280...
  • NJW69NJW69 Forumite
    841 posts
    Mortgage-free Glee!
    First shop of the month and first one for 9 days. Spent £98.75 in Morrissons. I have bought absolutely loads though (82 items!) and now have no room in either fridge or the freezer or cupboards.

    Bought loads of fruit and veg, four lots of meat, three lots of fish, 10 eggs, cheese, two lots of milk, cereal, sweets, cake, biscuits, chocolate, 18 toilet rolls, five ready meals (3 WW ones half price and 2 normal ones half price on whoopsie), UGOs panninis (my son loves these but they are normally £2.40 each but they're half price at the moment), Ginsters pasties half price, diet pepsi, crisps, duck tikka wraps, samosas, yoghurts.

    I will be home making main meals from scratch and the rest of the stuff is for snacks, lunches etc. Will probably only need milk next week.

    Off to update my signature.
    GC Jan £318/£350, Feb £221.84/£300, Mar £200.00/£250 Apr £201.05/£200 May £199.61/£200 June £17.25/£200

    NSD Feb 23/12 :j NSD Mar 20/20 NSD Apr 24/20
    May 24/24
  • edited 1 February 2010 at 9:35PM
    ikkleosuikkleosu Forumite
    546 posts
    edited 1 February 2010 at 9:35PM
    My first spend of the month was £22.75 in Iceland and £24.54 in Asda, making a total of £47.29.

    Just over £2 over budget, but as I got a lot of meat in Iceland (kilo of chicken breasts & 4 pork steaks, plus a couple of quick ready meal type things for me when hubby is eating out) I should hopefuly save next week and just have a veg heavy shop which should come under budget.

    How sad am I that I was incredibly excited about a pack of biscuits from Iceland for £1. It's a box and it has 10 mini packs of biscuits, each pack is a different flavour (chocolate, vanilla, strawberry, orange and banana). I love biscuits but often end up with them going soft etc, or get sick of one flavour. Would be great for lunchboxes etc.

    Also got a mahoosive bar of Galaxy (the most expensive item i bought) to make hubby's favourite rocky road, so we should be all set for swet-tooth delights too.
  • Thanks for all the suggestions regarding my glut of tomatoes and bananas! I am definitely going to freeze them both, after I have roasted the tomatoes as suggested. Thought I would make a tomato soup tomorrow with some of them though but looked on 1st page and no tomato soup recipe! Anyone got one that uses actually uses real tomatoes rather than tins?

    Sorry to keep being a pain!

    Long tall sally
    Grocery aim £450pm.Spent £519 August, £584 July, £544 June, £541 May, £549 April, £517 March, £517 Feb,£555 Jan, £573 Dec, £465Nov, £561Oct, £493Sept, £426Aug,£496 Jul, £528Jun, £506May,£498April, £558 March, £500Feb, £500 Jan, £490 Dec, £555 Nov,£566 Oct, £505Sept, £450Aug, £410 July, £437 June, £491 May, £471 April, £440 March, £552Feb, £462Jan
  • ChocClareChocClare Forumite
    1.5K posts
    No tomato soup recipe! Anyone got one that uses actually uses real tomatoes rather than tins?

    Have a look at this one here...
  • TheBeesTheBees Forumite
    601 posts
    Hi All - TheBees are signing in for February.

    I've sorted a meal plan for the next week and shouldn't need to go shopping until the weekend apart from some mince and sausages from the butcher.

    Good Luck
    Mortgage Free in 3 part 2 challenge - pay off £9000
    Sealed Pot Challenge 416 - target £500
  • Thankyou ChocClare!
    Grocery aim £450pm.Spent £519 August, £584 July, £544 June, £541 May, £549 April, £517 March, £517 Feb,£555 Jan, £573 Dec, £465Nov, £561Oct, £493Sept, £426Aug,£496 Jul, £528Jun, £506May,£498April, £558 March, £500Feb, £500 Jan, £490 Dec, £555 Nov,£566 Oct, £505Sept, £450Aug, £410 July, £437 June, £491 May, £471 April, £440 March, £552Feb, £462Jan
  • Evenin all,

    went to visit my friend in hospital with my sister today and then went whoopsie shopping in Mr A. Got lots of apples and a prepack of carrot and coriander soup mix, and some pears. My fruit was all in them plastic veg bags that the Mr A staff had put together as they didnt look pretty but were fine and were 20p-30p, but rang up at 13p-20p for them and each bag had between 2-5 apples! My carrot and coriander soup veg was 20p so good buy.

    Trying again to sort out my missing wages and had to fax my details again cos the guy who dealing with it off today:eek: after sorting things out with my manager on fri i was supposedly getting a payment tommorow or wed so i hope that he is in tommorow and sorts it, they emailed to say they got my details (again!) and im praying they pay me something this week before there isnt anything they can do:(

    Gosh im so tired and things are just so hard at the moment. We just have no money. I think its terrible that they can just stop all our benefits as soon as you start a new job even if no money likely to appear for at least a month or longer in my case, its a terrible system. Thank god they kept our CTC at the old rate for the time being and havent changed it yet to reflect my salary. I wouldnt mind but we had a bit of savings that have been eaten away lately so i have run out of options and ideas now!

    Anyway enough with the self pitying :o i'll shut up!

    Just have to keep praying they pay me something this week and if not suppose have to manage till 26th Feb-seems like months and months away. Thank goodness for my heavily stocked freezers and cupboards!

    Good night all x
  • kalojackalojac Forumite
    423 posts
    Part of the Furniture Combo Breaker
    Can you put me down for £390 for the month please, thanks very much x
  • Hello - we're trying to stay under £300 this month! Hope we do better than we have the past two or three months - fingers crossed.
    December GC: £350
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