October 2010 Grocery Challenge

edited 27 September 2010 at 10:32PM in Old Style MoneySaving
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  • Thank goodness we finally got to the end of October:T

    Declaring at £373.92/£260

    Final spends yesterday, farm shop for veg and lots of eggs, co0p for bogof Icbinb (not keen but will put up with it at that price, and it does say you can bake with it).
    If I take off wine & beer it would look a lot better, but I'm keeping them in to shame myself.

  • Billie-joBillie-jo Forumite
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    greent wrote: »
    Am declaring at £311.65 against £450 budget - a whopping £138.35 under!! Off to November.....

    Just to say WELL DONE thats a big saving Greent :T
    MARCH £62.38/250
  • cw18cw18 Forumite
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    Part of the Furniture 1,000 Posts Name Dropper Photogenic
    As planned/hoped, I didn't spend anything yesterday

    So declaring as having spent £112.20 :eek:

    Not good against my adjusted budget of £84, but horrifying against my original budget of £53.
    The only softener is that it includes £27+ for an App F00ds order that only arrived today (so none of the items were even opened in October), and without that I'd only have been around £1 over my new budget :o

    And it also includes 6kg of (a couple of days OOD) grated mature cheddar that I managed to pick up through work for just £2.20 - this, added to the couple of blocks I already had in my fridge, means I should now have enough cheese to last me until the end of 2011 (the stuff from work being split into 100g bags and popped into my freezers). The cheapest I could find grated cheese in the SMs puts the value of this lot at £30....
    Grocery Budget : January £155. Spent £33.75 in shops + £0.00 from stocks = £32.45
    Grocery Budget : 2021 £1825. Spent £33.75 in shops + £0.00 from stocks = £32.45
  • laloopilaloopi Forumite
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    I haven't updated for a while but declaring £254.86 for October.
    Must get organised and rejoin grocery challenge!
  • Souk08Souk08 Forumite
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    Hey all, under budget this month at £62 of my £70 tgt! Thanks X
    'The road to a friends house is never long'
  • edited 3 November 2010 at 2:37PM
    xnatalie81xxnatalie81x Forumite
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    edited 3 November 2010 at 2:37PM
    wrong thread lol
    DFW since JAN 2009 - 2014 will be the year i finally clear debts :) Just to see which month :))))

    One adult + 4 children + dog
  • Well the month of October has finally ended - I 'm wondering where all the money went - Ah yes I remember it's called grocery shopping!
    Still unable to get below the figure I want to :(

    Purpleclutterbuck declaring at £275 for the last spooky month

    May you fill up the great clutterbucket of life and may all of your leaks be in cheese sauce:D
    Use it up, wear it out, make it do or do without:cool:
  • Sorry I'm late announcing £212.95 for October :(
    MAR GC /£346
    The great, good and not so good bits about growing your dinner 2017
  • Funny,grocery challenge is hot topic.
  • MrsEmMrsEm Forumite
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    Am mega late declaring - Came in at best part of £300 vs £200 budget Oct - but did buy a house! & now have internet again - finally!
    MFW 2011 #170...£3800 OP YTD - need to reconsider my 2011 target (ooops!)...in it for the long haul...
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