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September 2010 Grocery Challenge

edited 28 August 2010 at 8:03PM in Old Style MoneySaving
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  • franby64franby64 Forumite
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    Good evening

    Just popped on to update my sig.

    Long Tall Sally - my kids eat a lot of Richmond sausages as well and my local Tesco has packets of 8 for £1 atm ...not too bad. The Co-op offer ones have not been there for the last couple of days but I did get 2 pkts of 12 reduced to £1.25 today. I used to get T*sco finest but they're just too £££ for me now!!

    I've recently stocked up on T-bags, pasta, noodles (3pkts for £3 as somebody mentioned) so I've got a lot of staples in. I'm going to do a tiny online ASDA shop on Tues, most of next week's stuff will come out of the freezer. And we are eating our own onions, potatoes and green beans.. I've actually managed to grow something!!

    I am now being hassled off the computer so... have a good week everybody :)
    May Shopping Challenge. 10/5. Budget £310 Spent £118.25.. £191.75 left. So £9.13 a day.
  • Spent another £12 .38 today grrrrr dh again lol still doing ok tho i think ...
    may groc challenge £167/£280...
  • elf06 wrote: »
    Approved Foods??

    Yes, sorry! I shouldn't expect everyone to know what i'm on about LOL!
    Grocery Challenge for October: £135/£200

    NSD Challenge: October 0/14
  • carolinerunnercarolinerunner Forumite
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    Hi all,
    NSD so far but won't last as need milk. But nearly!
    To all those kicking themselves - please don't! Plasters cost money! Seriously, I am so impressed by the determination, ingenuity and warmth of you guys on this thread. You really inspire me. To err is human - and I hope we're all human. I know I err plenty - have to manage the next 4 days with virtually no spend to get back on par for the month. Should be ok in theory but we all know how theory and practice differ... remember they (the sm) are always out to get us, as that wise poster said the other day, and we can't always resist, even if we manage it most of the time. Thank you again for those wise words spiggle (page 14), I have printed them out and stuck them in the receipts file where I see them often.

    Chins up, tomorrow's another week...
    Erratically money saving
  • MonikerMoniker Forumite
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    Evening all!

    Majjak thanks for tip on the yorkies. Do you add the water in addition to the milk or to replace some of it?

    Had roast chicken for lunch with new pots, runner beans and carrots from my veg plot and my fav leek and cauliflower puree. The chicken was supposed to serve 2-3, but we only used half and I cut up the rest. DD1 made a chicken and leek lasagne ready for tomorrow night's dinner and I made two rounds of sandwiches for my and DH's packups tomorrow. So a good start to the week.

    Today was a NSD and so was yesterday from a GC point of view - we went on a trip to the V&A as a treat for MIL's birthday (saw the Grace Kelly exhibition). We had lunch in the restaurant - but it was really disappointing and so expensive. Spinach and leek soup and a roll and butter £7.95! and not a s good as my home-made even if I do say so myself!

    Well, back to work tomorrow so I had better get off here and do some sorting out. have a good week everyone.

  • greentgreent Forumite
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    Oops..... sent Dh out for bread this morning and he came back empty handed... so I nipped into Mr S instead... and spent £35... I bought an 80 wash box of Fairy (and got a £5 gift card because the sales assistant got confused re the £5 till spit for certain brands (so I'm better off!!)) and took advantage of the 1/2 price dental offers (eg Actibrush replacement heads - pack of 2 for £1.50) I really, really, really, really DON'T need to go into a shop until next weekend now....
    I am the master of my fate; I am the captain of my soul
    Repaid mtge early (orig 11/25) 01/09 £124616 01/11 £89873 01/13 £52546 01/15 £12133 07/15 £NIL
    Net sales 2021 £145.25/£500 Decluttering 2021: 240/1000
  • Just updated my sig, spent €1.57 on 7 sausages on Wednesday (passed the specialist butcher as I took DD for a special "Girl's Coffee Break" after the very first day of school), and €34.22 in Superquinn on Friday night (veg, fruit, coffe for DH's office, meat, milk and club orange on a bogof).

    This week, we are eating:
    Sat: Spag bol
    Sun: Beef stew and mash potato (really good night for a stew! Wintery!)
    Mon: Tomato Linguine
    Tues: Chorizo potato bake
    Wed: Prawns, rice and sauce from a jar
    Thurs: Possibly hot dogs
    Fri: Almost certainly a takeaway this week
    GC 2010 €6,000/ €5,897

    GC 2011:Overall Target: €6,000/
    €5,442 by October

    Back on the wagon again in 2014
    Apr €587.82/€550 May €453.31 /€550
  • hi well it was a NSD for me yesterday :j as we went out for the day and dh bought us a chinese in the evening which doesnt come out of the GB.

    Today i had a spend in i**land of £4.50 getting some packed lunch bits for school tomorrow :D

    Like all the talk about fussy cats as i have one too, she will only eat go-cat senior biscuits, whiskas biscuits, the shop own brand hardly get touched then shes hanging around me all day driving me mad waiting for me to give her something different. I dont give her wet food all the time only as a treat now and again otherwise she wont eat the biscuits :)
    I will lose 2 stone by this summer!!!!!!
  • edited 5 September 2010 at 8:38PM
    Sue14Sue14 Forumite
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    edited 5 September 2010 at 8:38PM
    Had NSD on Friday but spent £1.40 in Tesco yesterday, and £14.98 in Asda today, including half a swede for 13p (knocked down from 50p), which will go in a casserole in SC later in the week, and 2 packs of lincolnshire sausages for £1 a pack instead of £2.

    ETA: On the subject of fussy cats, ours is usually very fussy as were her brothers when they were alive, but last week I got some from Lidl for £2.29 for 12 sachets and a box of their dry cat food and she wolfs it down, result! Of course she's bound to start turning her nose up at it sooner of later as usual, lol!
    Weight loss challenge 2/10lbs

  • kerrypnkerrypn Forumite
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    Doing well so far :)

    spent £4.09 today, big shop tomorrow :eek:
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