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September 2010 Grocery Challenge

edited 28 August 2010 at 8:03PM in Old Style MoneySaving
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  • Last shop of the month for me todayin T*sco and it came to £38.59 and had a £10 off a £30 shop so total was £28.59 also spent £6.00 in the butchers it was £6.03 but he very kindly let me off the 3p ......

    Can I declare SEPTEMBER SPENDS OF £134.47 Thats £25.53 left to go in the savings account. :j:j

    Have also stuck to the meal plan this week although altered the days around.
    MARCH £62.38/250
  • I spent £100.63 out of £100 so 63 pence over.

    This is what I want to say to September - "bog off. I am glad you are nearly done with. I have a lentil and carrot soup on the stove and you can't get any more money out of me".

    And to October - "Roll on in- I am sure you are going to be lovely and undemanding!"
    Grocery Challenge £114.22/ £110
  • edited 30 September 2010 at 6:27PM
    potzpotz Forumite
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    edited 30 September 2010 at 6:27PM
    Sheepishly checking in at £385.78 / £300! Then again this was my first month and I totally guestimated how much I was spending before and I have definitely made savings. I haven't been checking in because I have also discovered the comps forum and have been spending loads of time entering comps over the past couple of weeks. I've already had some winnings though so quite impressed!
    Anyway, I am upping my budget slightly next month but I want to push myself to bring down what I spend a lot more, so I will be going for £320 in October. A tough challenge but I want to make a serious impact on my spends!
  • Declaring at £472.34 for September for me against my £450 budget.
    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
  • edited 30 September 2010 at 7:59PM
    HippeechiqHippeechiq Forumite
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    edited 30 September 2010 at 7:59PM
    Declaring £264.64 for September

    Spends today of £2.10 bringing my total to £264.64, so I'm £10.36 under budget - wohooo!

    It's my 3rd month in the challenge, and I'm well pleased with that.......where's a cartwheeling smiley when you want one ;)
    Aug11 £193.29/£240

    Oct10 £266.72 /£275 Nov10 £276.71/£275 Dec10 £311.33 / £275 Jan11 £242.25/ £250 Feb11 £243.14/ £250 Mar11 £221.99/ £230 Apr11 £237.39 /£240 May11 £237.71/£240 Jun11 £244.03/ £240 July11 £244.89/ £240
    Xmas 2011 Fund £220
  • declaring £280.76 for sept for poppy-glos please, overspend of £60.67 - which i directly attribute to 14 meals out this month, moderation needed for oct and nov...
    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.
  • CupOfChaiCupOfChai Forumite
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    Last spend today, on a loaf of bread (ran out), so I'm declaring for September at £108.31, £18.31 over budget. I know where about a tenner of the overspend went, but have no idea about the other 8-odd quid! Oh no... :o
  • boultdjboultdj Forumite
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    Spent another $37.85 this week,so my total for this month is $154.61 :j:j:jWoohoo at long last I'v come under budget
    Grocery Challenge
    November £300/ £167.14
  • Sue14Sue14 Forumite
    987 posts
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    Had another £6.54 spend in Tesco today, so just about made it under budget this month. Declaring at £128.12.
    Weight loss challenge 2/10lbs

  • Uh-oh, sorry to have to declare a massive overspend - £178.95 from a budget of £140 - eeeek!!! Mostly blamed on the half a local-reared lamb we bought for £50, plus a big AF order and too many whoopsies (who could possible resist a large elmwood chicken for £1?!)

    Cupboards and freezer are full to bursting, so please put us down for £100 in October - will be a challenge but got to get back under control xx
    Trying to jump back onto the moneysaving wagon .... :cool:
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