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June 2010 Grocery Challenge

edited 29 May 2010 at 1:23AM in Old Style MoneySaving
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  • poppy-glospoppy-glos Forumite
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    i am posting as i have to learn!

    Went to mr t to get the potatoes and a few salad bits for tea... spent £19!

    got all sorts - incl 8 tins of the 35 p tomatoes...
    also got enough new potatoes for today and the weekend as it was buy two for cheaper than double the price of one bag).
    got mushrooms and spinach 30% off in the whoopsies, so have made a quiche for tea/lunches.




    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.
  • ASCASC Forumite
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    Hello all. Well, the weekend started in such a promising way but went downhill fast!

    My order from App F00d arrived on Friday and on the whole I was pleased. A few items arrived with significantly worse bbe dates than were advertised on the website so I’ve sent an e-mail and I’m waiting to see what they say about that (DH is fanatical about dates so wont eat anything that he perceives to be out of date despite evidence to the contrary :mad:).

    I was feeling particularly smug having ignored a £9 off £90 spend voucher last week :A and I calculated this weeks list carefully to see if I was close to being able to use a £6 off £60 voucher. My list only came to about £42 so I went to Mr T full of resolve – they were not going to tempt to me to buy stuff unnecessarily. To cut a long story short, I must have miscalculated very badly as when I got to the till, admittedly with a few additions and substitutions, I was horrified to see a total of £54 :eek: I could have added £6 worth of shopping for free :mad:

    Things got worse when DH was complaining about never getting to Makro (I go alone during the week, he’s far too good at dumping thinks in the trolley) but MIL said she’d look after the children so we could go grrrrrrr. I managed to curb his worst excesses and most of the stuff was non grocery or will be for DS birthday party next month so at least that’s different budgets.

    Just under £40 to last till the end of the month, that shouldn’t be a problem but I must still concentrate, it’s early days and it’s so easy to slip back into bad habits.


    Hope you’re all enjoying the sun.
    A x
  • meanmariemeanmarie Forumite
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    Afternoon folks,

    Spent €8.07 today, did buy some other fruit and veg, but OH paid for that so not counting it in my spending!

    Good luck to everybody...haven't heard anything about UK budget, hope that it is kinder than expected.

    Marie
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  • vaticvatic Forumite
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    Updated for this past weekend, spent £54.06. Did extremely well last week despite having a bday party, did okay this week. Hoping that the fruit and veg costs should go down and costs in general should be low next week as we're detoxing once the crap's out of the house!

    As long as we don't go completely crazy we should stay within budget this month!
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  • SunnydaySunnyday Forumite
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    :o:o I`m over this month, what makes it worse is that i`ve allowed extra to stock up and even gone over that :o:o

    The freezer is even more rammed full than at the beginning of this month so i`ve just about given up all hope of emptying it, i shall have to do what i did last time and defrost it with the hairdryer and then put everything back, when i get the new fridge freezer i shall just have to put the old one in a spare room upstairs and hope for the best. My biggest worry with doing this is if it develops a problem and leaks, does anyone know if i can buy a huge tray from anywhere (preferably plastic with a lip around the edge) to stand it on?

    I learned something last week so thought that i`d share, on the co-op website you can register to be a member and you will be sent a points card to use when you shop there, i never knew that this existed so for anyone who doesn`t know about it who shops in their stores get yourself along and join.:D

    I`m declaring a a very embarrassing £221.85 this month, i can`t keep on spending like this though. I have bought some extras for my diet which restarted recently and i confess to picking up some whoopsies in the co-op as i never seem to find them anywhere, its a rare thing in our area so i snapped a few things up. Better luck next month eh?

    SD
    Planning on starting the GC again soon :p
  • Sunnyday wrote: »
    :o:o My biggest worry with doing this is if it develops a problem and leaks, does anyone know if i can buy a huge tray from anywhere (preferably plastic with a lip around the edge) to stand it on?


    SD

    Lakeland do those really big deep trays for soaking your oven shelves in - would they do?

    Spent £4.71 in T*sco on full fat and semi skimmed milk, as well as a tap adaptor for the new hose which was reduced to £2.50. Although we've been trying to grow some veggies this year, I've had to water them all by watering can up till now - and at 6 months pregnant, I've had enough! Everything got a nice long drink this evening at last.

    Need to add up my receipts now - not sure whether to add the £43 I spent in M*rrisons on stuff for a Fathers' Day lunch for DH and my dad. Had we not been visiting we'd have gone out for a meal or cooked something nice so would have spent considerably more I reckon. I'll have to have a think about it...

    DFS
  • HippeechiqHippeechiq Forumite
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    Need to add up my receipts now - not sure whether to add the £43 I spent in M*rrisons on stuff for a Fathers' Day lunch for DH and my dad. Had we not been visiting we'd have gone out for a meal or cooked something nice so would have spent considerably more I reckon. I'll have to have a think about it...

    DFS

    I wouldn't. It's a 'one-off' that doesn't happen every month, and even if you had stayed in and cooked 'something nice' I still don't think that should count as it's not something you would have to budget for every month as part of your 'normal' food budget :)
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  • scotsaverscotsaver Forumite
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    Hi everyone - not posted for a while but I have been reading everyone's posts - welcome to all the newbies and hugs to those that need them.

    On target this month but still need to go shopping again before my month finishes on Sunday so fingers crossed.

    Been doing a lot of baking, made Gingerbread, hobnobs, choc fridge cake and choc chip cookies this week. Also been carrying on with making my own bread and rolls.

    Starting to slowly benefit from stuff in the Garden, had strawberries, salad leaves and radishes so far and today I'm off up the Allotment to pick some Gooseberries to make some Chutney, shall leave the rest on there to ripen more and getter sweeter.

    Have a good day everyone.;)
    "WASTE NOT, WANT NOT!"
    GC for OH, myself, DD18 & DD16 includes Toiletries, cleaning stuff & Food.

  • franby64franby64 Forumite
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    Morning all

    I've got my last A*da shop of the month coming this morning and it should be about £60+ leaving me with about £20ish 'til next Weds.

    I will need to pop round to the C*op and get some more T-bags. I got some reduced sausages and chicken breasts there yesterday which has made this last week a bit easier. I always hope they'll have some bargains but not too many! Don't want to spend too much!
    May Shopping Challenge. 10/5. Budget £310 Spent £118.25.. £191.75 left. So £9.13 a day.
  • greentgreent Forumite
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    Hippeechiq wrote: »
    I wouldn't. It's a 'one-off' that doesn't happen every month, and even if you had stayed in and cooked 'something nice' I still don't think that should count as it's not something you would have to budget for every month as part of your 'normal' food budget :)

    I would - it's got to be budgetted for somewhere - or I'd take it from entertainment budget - which is where eating out would go:D
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