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February 2010 Grocery Challenge

edited 29 January 2010 at 10:34AM in Old Style MoneySaving
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  • hi broadie 1, now there's an idea to 'pad out' menus for the rest of the month.

    pleased to report another nsd here.
    nov grocery challenge, £.227.69/300, 9/25 nsd: , 7 Cmo, 10 egm.
    Me, 10 yo dd, and the dog. all food and drinks, in and out, plus household shopping.
  • elf06elf06 Forumite
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    Ok so another £11.63 spent last night. It did include 3 packs of 'real' scampi which were woopsies at £1.25 each and a magazine for my son who had been a sweetheart all day and deserved a little treat £2.45 :eek:.
    The other stuff was just bits and pieces that I had run out of like deoderant and things

    Will go update my sig........
    Emma :dance:

    Aug GC - £88.17/£130
    NSD - target 18 days, so far 5!!
  • Good morning, just a quick one. I have updated my sig, so hoping I will come under budget, although I did a BIG shop yesterday as the kids are now eating me out of house and home ( half term ). Just wondering if it`s going to last me now.
    Just thought i`d mention if anybody uses the fairy fabric conditioner concentrate 750ml, MrT has an offer 2 for £2.00, but if you just buy 1 it`s £2.05. Crazy or what, so you buy 2 for the price of 1 and get £2.10 back, there was only 2 left, so grabbed them pretty quick.
    Grocery Challenge 2010 £400 each month
    January £377.67 February £375.18 March £355.43
    April £506.23 May £381.04 June £88.58
  • monksmonks Forumite
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    Dear all,hope everyone well
    Have been closely following everyones progress with interest and :D.
    This is my first gc and although well under at present and managed 10nsd so far, (which i thought would be impossible with half term) has made me feel quite anxious at times -hate not having big reserves of everything and bursting fridge etc just in case!
    Making me really look at why i am buying and have had hardly any waste at all!
    Just trying to control the need for a online big shop as only have 11 toilet rolls :eek: left instead of the average of about 40 help ! :rotfl:
    Annual GC £3000- £2600

    EF#176 - £1000/£1000
    Weight loss 0/7
    Clutter free challenge 1500/2019
  • LINKYPIE2009LINKYPIE2009 Forumite
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    Morning all,

    Still here but at MIL's so NSD on groceries so far.....
  • monks wrote: »
    Dear all,hope everyone well
    Have been closely following everyones progress with interest and :D.
    This is my first gc and although well under at present and managed 10nsd so far, (which i thought would be impossible with half term) has made me feel quite anxious at times -hate not having big reserves of everything and bursting fridge etc just in case!
    Making me really look at why i am buying and have had hardly any waste at all!
    Just trying to control the need for a online big shop as only have 11 toilet rolls :eek: left instead of the average of about 40 help ! :rotfl:
    Hi,
    loo rolls, Im worrying as I only have 28 left :mad: Glad Im not the only obessed one:):)
    Brodie
    :jBrodie 1/ july 300/330.62:oAugust300/322.49:o
    September 300/239.78:jOct300/258.50:jNov 250/282.24:) December 300/300.01:j JAN 2011 300/288.72 :j . September 300/319.19:(, October 300/351.59:jThree adults, 1 dog and 1 cats and cleaning stuff, toiletries, beer.
  • rosiebenrosieben Forumite
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    I just found this easy recipe for brie burgers - in fact the whole thread is interesting and worth a look; :j I'll put the recipe in the front page list ;)
    ... don't throw the string away. You always need string! :D

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  • remmieremmie Forumite
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    Sorry I haven't been posting as much as I should have. I have got so wrapped up in this challenge and meal planning I'm forgetting this important thing.

    So, some more shopping last week and this totalling £53.53, so I'm just within this months budget. The freezer is full but I know I'll have to get some more f & v, so may just go over. We'll see. All of this is an improvement on how I used to be. Used to have a full freezer and didn't fancy or couldn't be bothered to cook any of it so would go to the shops for something I fancied. Never used to keep a record of how much I spent (loads!!) so even if I go over a bit until I get used to it, it'll be better for me.

    Another plus to all this is the saving on diesel. Our nearest supermarket is a nine mile round trip and I used to do this 3-4 times a week. Now I put £25 diesel in the car and it has to last the month.
  • franby64franby64 Forumite
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    Hi all
    Another £7.29 but I have made a proper meal plan up to Weds 24 Feb and will use up from there.
    All necessary stuff except a pack of C*op choc ices for kids.
    £5.24 per day left.
    No bargains - I rarely get bargains but I always go round both the local T*sco and C*op before I buy anything to make sure I get the cheapest!
    May Shopping Challenge. 10/5. Budget £310 Spent £118.25.. £191.75 left. So £9.13 a day.
  • edited 17 February 2010 at 10:23PM
    Long_tall_sallyLong_tall_sally Forumite
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    edited 17 February 2010 at 10:23PM
    I think I really need to try & meal plan! I went o the local co op last night to get the cheese & bananas that I needed and ended up spending £21.34! Although this included some "bargains" like 6 red roses for 60p, some fresh coriander for 11p, a cucumber for 11p, 4 doughnuts for 33p, a bag of shredded cababge & leeks 10p plus other reduced veg, I was still shocked at how much it came to. I also bought 3 Uncle Beb's sweet n sour sauces for £3, 8 pancakes for £1 and other bits & bobs and now looking at my list I can't help thinking I didn't need half of these things and even things like the coriander & shreded cabbage & leeks are only a bargain if a) I use them and b) if I use them soon cos I don't think they will last too many days. But as I am so unorganised I have no idea what we are having for dinner apart from tonight and also not sure what to use them for! Could I use the shredded cababge & leeks for soup?
    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
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