March 2010 Grocery Challenge

edited 28 February 2010 at 10:01PM in Old Style MoneySaving
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  • scotsaverscotsaver Forumite
    824 Posts
    Sorry I've been missing in action for far too long, won't go into details but I have still been keeping a note of spends so I'm declaring £247.35 for March, please put me down for £250 for April. See you on the April GC.;)
    GC for OH, myself, DD18 & DD16 includes Toiletries, cleaning stuff & Food.

  • 83rachel83rachel Forumite
    244 Posts
    please can i declair £350.49 for march. i dont beleive for a minute that i have saved £100 to be honest, if i have i would like to know where its gone. this month we have
    eaten out x3 (dd2 birthday and 2 omg no food in the house moments)
    take away x2 (on the way home from racing because i didnt make pack lunches)
    next month i will keep the same budget because i have 3 birthdays and nothing in so need to stock up
  • I am going to go over & fail on the last day! Just realised that we do not have enough sausages for the dinner of sausages & mash tonight. Oh well, it should only be over by pennies.
    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
  • Hello, sorry not been about this past week but lots going on but I have finished March under budget at £224.09 and with our week away I am amazed .

    So I want to declare for APRIL £235 Please
    See you all on the April board
    Weight loss challenge 66lb to go /59lb's lost

    Grocery Budget January £150/£175
    Feb £150/
  • £182.00 spent in March - £42.00 over budget - not good hope to do better in April
    Make £2 a day challenge - doing well so far.
  • franby64franby64 Forumite
    937 Posts
    Part of the Furniture 500 Posts Name Dropper Photogenic
    Afternoon all

    Another £13.11 spent today and I'll still have to buy some more bread as I hadn't noticed that our brown loaf was mouldy!
    May Shopping Challenge. 10/5. Budget £310 Spent £118.25.. £191.75 left. So £9.13 a day.
  • noodle84noodle84 Forumite
    119 Posts
    Tenth Anniversary Combo Breaker
    Hi everyone....didn't manage to hit budget again this month but do think am getting better on meal planning and sticking to them. Declaring £225.36 for March so £25.36 overbudget....will try again for £200.00 in April please...thanks!
  • Mrs_Money_PennyMrs_Money_Penny Forumite
    943 Posts
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    Hi All

    Declaring another spend of £40.24. So MrsM could you record a spend of £681.30 to date from an annual budget of £2700.

    Good luck everyone.
    £44752.79/savings £40892.30
  • carolt2carolt2 Forumite
    852 Posts
    Part of the Furniture
    Afternoon, just logged in to update signature and would like to declare my annual spend so far this year as £452.93/£1800.

    See you all on the April Grocery Challenge

    'Be kinder than necessary, for everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle'
  • Well turned out that I didn't actually have enough potatoes or sausages for dinner tonight so didn't do very well did I on my second attempt at a meal plan this week?! So with both of those, plus 4 whoopsied parsnips for 23p, I am now over my budget again! Plus, the bag of potatoes were VERY small & will need some more tomorrow!

    Mind you I did feel a bit better earlier about the huge amount we spend on food every month in this household. I went to see a friend who has 4 children and she reckons that they easily spend £600 plus on food etc every month. Needless to say I passed on lots of the tips that I have learnt on here even if admittedly, I don't put them all into practice myself a lot of the time!
    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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