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June 2010 Grocery Challenge

edited 29 May 2010 at 2:23AM in Old Style MoneySaving
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  • TrinnyTrinny Forumite
    625 posts
    Hi PinkW

    PLease put me down for £150 again. Had a few hopeless months with this and sailed so far over the bar this month that i am about to ammend my signature to show exclamation marks only:o

    Must try harder. Must try harder ( and keep OH out of the supermarket:eek:)


    "Not everything that COUNTS can be counted; and not everything that can be counted COUNTS"
    GC - May £39.47/£55. June £47.20/£50. July £38.44/£50
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  • oceanspiritoceanspirit Forumite
    656 posts
    Part of the Furniture 500 Posts
    Please may I join in again this month? I find if I don't join in the challenge I go way over my budget.

    I have only managed to recoup £100 back into my emergency funds after my splurge in November/December and this is not enough as it needs to cover car servicing expenses and gas for the winter too. I really need to get another £400 in there before October.

    Please put me down for £50 which will take me from now until Tuesday 29th June.
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  • kezloukezlou Forumite
    3.3K posts
    Hi all, thanks to the usual bunch for starting the thread, really appreciate it! Your all stars :T

    Well i went over last month, due to various injuries, paying for food for other people etc. this month its not going to happen in the slightest.
    So going to crack back on batch cooking, HM cakes etc and see if ican very little this month.

    I better go and crack on tiwht the chickpeas for OH starts on the the kitchen. Were rebuilding it form scratch (thanks landlady for paying for it) so its an absolute bombshell.

    See you all in a bit.x
  • wssla00wssla00 Forumite
    1.9K posts
    Hi all. Going to go along to the west end today so will pick up a few bits I need in morissons. Butter, apples and cat food. That should be it!

    Enjoy the weekend all :)
    Feb GC: £200 Spent: £190.79
  • earthmotherearthmother Forumite
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    Part of the Furniture
    I'm sticking with the same target as normal for this month, so can I go on the list at £280 please :)

    That's a 4 week month, 2 adults and 3 under-10 boys (one who already eats like a teenager :eek:), and doesn't include toiletries.

    I'm getting better at hitting/coming under budget, but I'm not happy enough with the consistency yet to drop the target.

    I technically start this month on Monday, but I've finished shopping for this month, so I'm getting a bit of an early start.

    I was in Asda last night returning some clothes, and timed it just right for second reductions on the bread, so several 19p loaves (Warbs/Hovis) are now in the freezer, I have an Ocado order (thanks to a nice 15% code) coming later today with enough packed lunch stuff to get to the end of the school year, along with a few other non-perishables that were on offer, and I'll be doing a freezer stockcheck over the weekend.

    The first half of half-term will be lighter than normal as DS1 is at cub camp (and it's raining, so I dread to think what state he'll come back in), so I reckon I already have about a week of meals, maybe a touch more.

    I'm aiming for a big delivery (Asda/Tesco depending on the deals) early on in the month, and then just perishable shops for the rest of the month - it seemed to work well like that last month.
    DFW Nerd no. 884 - Proud to [strike]be dealing with[/strike] have dealt with my debts
  • earthmotherearthmother Forumite
    2.6K posts
    Part of the Furniture
    Oh - nearly forgot - we got given a breadmaker last week, with a jam setting :D (some may recall I was trying to decide whether to buy one instead of a new jam-pan earlier in the year), so I'm going to have a trawl through the board for recipes, but any tried-and-tested recommendations for recipes/ingredients would be welcome.

    DFW Nerd no. 884 - Proud to [strike]be dealing with[/strike] have dealt with my debts
  • PablosmummyPablosmummy Forumite
    378 posts
    Part of the Furniture 100 Posts
    Hello, got lost last month, didnt post and went over by 25 pounds so this month I would like to aim for £160 (in between last months target and last months actual spend so I should be able to do it!)

    Thank you! and I promise to post more this month:o
    May Grocery Challenge -£216/400
  • BigMummaFBigMummaF Forumite
    4.3K posts
    Hmmm..:think:..No1 Offspring will no doubt be asking for a roast--preferably lamb--for B'Day Meal mid-month. I still need to empty the freezers & would rather do that before getting the meat, as I'll probably get tempted into other things while I'm there...The prices are rising by huge amounts but I also need to get the shelf fixed in my main storage cupboard so really shouldn't buy any more stores...
    It isn't as glamorous as it sounds :o --the 'freezers' are the bit of a 5'6" fridge freezer & an ancient table-top jobbie inherited from my Aunt, while the 'larder' is half of a double base unit. No wonder there's boxes of stuff crowding the kitchen floor!

    Oh hang it! I'll stick to my formula of £7:50 a day for food, H&B & cleaning so please can I have £225
    for June MrsMc?
    Full time Carer for Mum; harassed mother of three;
    loving & loved by two 4-legged babies.

  • Lindy_-_LooLindy_-_Loo Forumite
    800 posts
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    Hiya, can you put me down for £300 please.

    Thankyou x
    Mum, wife and dinnerlady!
  • lovelife_3lovelife_3 Forumite
    155 posts
    Please could i join this wonderful thread, please could you put me down for £400 for the month. Thank you:)
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