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October 2010 Grocery Challenge

edited 27 September 2010 at 10:32PM in Old Style MoneySaving
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  • nattytnattyt Forumite
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    Hi all can you tell me what you wouldn't include for example do you include toiletries such as face wipes (not very OS i know but sometimes essential!)? Just counting up what I have spent so far and wondered about this! Thanks.x
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    nattyt wrote: »
    Hi all can you tell me what you wouldn't include for example do you include toiletries such as face wipes (not very OS i know but sometimes essential!)? Just counting up what I have spent so far and wondered about this! Thanks.x
    My budget is for food and drink only, but if I included toiletries then that would mean all toiletries including any wipes I used.
    Cheryl
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    Can't remember if I've seen mention of it on here or not (not something I'm in need of, so not something I make a note of), but as I left work today - Mr M - I spotted a pile of packs of [email protected] Beans. The 4 pack is on 'better than half price' at 89p until Sunday.
    Cheryl
  • £55 spend in tesco today for me,

    cant decide if thats good or bad, should have been £75 but used £20 of vouchers,
    got plenty of tinned stuff, stocked up on baking stuff,
    tomorrow going to have a go at chili chocolate!

    dont fancy much tonight so just picking at stuff!
    hope everyones doing ok :)
  • cookie9cookie9 Forumite
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    Made lunch and stupidly forgot to take it with me so wasted £2 in canteen. :(At least ate sandwiches tonight when I got in which was a good thing as worked late so was hungry.
    MFW 91 op 2014 £410/1000
    MFW 91 op 2015 £4051/4000
    MFW 91 op 2016 £4040/4000
    MFW 91 op 2017 £812/4500
  • mrsbowiemrsbowie Forumite
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    if anyone's interested M and s are doing some nice stuff 3 for £10, I got a chicken breast in foil tray, piece of brisket and a gammon joint.
  • CupOfChaiCupOfChai Forumite
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    Hi there, how are you all keeping? Well I hope!

    Spent £1.74 today in Tesco, on some potatoes and a pack of frozen peppers. It wasn't as much as I had thought it would be, when I went to pick up a bag of the potatoes they rolled over and showed me they had been reduced! Yay! Also the peppers were half the price I thought they were. I was tempted to get two packs as was a bit worried one would not be enough to make my sauce, but I think it will be plenty and it won't matter if they are just a little bit sparse.

    Just off to add that to the sig...
  • MrsEmMrsEm Forumite
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    Def not going to hit target this month...but am a lot more aware of what we're spending on - just bought wine £6 to celebrate the exhange of contracts on our new house today - yippee!
    MFW 2011 #170...£3800 OP YTD - need to reconsider my 2011 target (ooops!)...in it for the long haul...
  • Billie-joBillie-jo Forumite
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    Dont know if its been mentioned but in A$da there are 4 x 400g tins of chopped or plum tomatoes for £1 making them just 25p per tin. :)
    Brought 8 tins today as we use then a lot and ususally pay about 33-35p for them.

    Will update totals now.
    MARCH £62.38/250
  • cw18 wrote: »
    I'd had a tin of non-organic ones in my cupboards (for more years than I care to mention having checked the bbe date on it), which finally got used in a Chilli earlier this month when I couldn't find any Kidney Beans in my cupboards (since found a tin lurking behind my gravy granules rolleyes.gif). Having had a portion for tea on Saturday I discovered I quite liked the texture, so as I knew I'd seen these in B'n'M a few weeks back I nipped in to see if there were any left.....

    Not quite sure what I'll use them for mind, as searches turn up load of curries - and I don't "do" curry (even the smell makes me gag) :o

    I've only "discovered" them myself this year, and I love them. I halve this recipe, as only OH and I will eat this type of meal MOROCCAN CHICKEN THIGHS It's totally lush. I use ½ a tin of tinned chickpeas and I freeze the other half. They freeze well.
    NickJW wrote: »
    Do you like Chorizo and Couscous? I often make http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/3097/couscous-with-chorizo-and-chickpeas with chickpeas and it's very quick and very nice IMO. (Sorry - I don't know how to change the specific link to just say 'THIS') :o
    Thanks for that link Nick - think I may have to give that a bash at some point, it looks very nice

    cw18 I buy a whole Chorizo Sausage from £idl and then cut it into 40 or 50g lumps and freeze it, and get out a portion at a time for frittata, paella and such. This also freezes well
    triticale wrote: »
    This is the problem I find with local shops, I will not buy anything I don't know the price of (not even a lone vegetable) and don't like having to constantly ask 'how much is this'. If I ever had a shop I would be meticulous about clear pricing! :mad:
    :T Well said! - I couldn't agree more. A sure fire way to get me not to purchase something, is for there not to be a price on it.

    nattyt My budget includes face wipes, deodorant, body lotion, ladies (cough) "items" and so on but it's really all about you setting a budget for yourself and then trying to stick to it, as everyone does it differently :)

    Well I did the mile and a half round trip to get my cheap peppers from £idls, only to find they'd sold out! So while I was out, got some chocolate to cover my Millionaire Shortbread (thought I already had some, only to find half way through making it that I hadn't) 4L of milk and 2 loaves, totalling £5.16, which means I've dipped into next weeks cash even more, and I doubt the milk I have will last until Monday.....well it wont, but hey, .....WHO CARES?!! :rotfl:

    Total spent so far £195.04
    Remaining Budget £ 79.96 that's what I call failing with style :D
    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
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