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January 2011 Grocery Challenge

edited 29 December 2010 at 11:09AM in Old Style MoneySaving
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  • rosiebenrosieben Forumite
    5K posts
    Thanks for the new thread Pink :A

    I didn't make my target last year, but not hugely over so I'm ok with it, plus I have full cupboards and freezers to take me into 2011. I'm setting an annual budget again this year but haven't decided what the figure will be yet, I want to do things a little differently so may allow myself some room to manoeuvre

    Good luck everyone :dance:
    ... don't throw the string away. You always need string! :D

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  • Hi,
    thanks for the thread ca I have 300.00 this month.
    :jBrodie 1/ july 300/330.62:oAugust300/322.49:o
    September 300/239.78:jOct300/258.50:jNov 250/282.24:) December 300/300.01:j JAN 2011 300/288.72 :j . September 300/319.19:(, October 300/351.59:jThree adults, 1 dog and 1 cats and cleaning stuff, toiletries, beer.
  • jintybjintyb Forumite
    1.7K posts
    Part of the Furniture Combo Breaker
    Thanks Pink for posting our new thread, and also to Mrs M and Rosieben keeping on the straight & narrow!

    Well done Mrs M on that wonderful weight loss - what an achievement!:T

    I've posted an annual target of £2300, but I'd like to also post a monthly target if thats ok? Could you please put me down for £100 for January? Thanks!:A

    you will always be rich enough to be generous.
  • can you put me down for £35 a week so jan will be £140
  • Here's to a successfully budgeted new year, beginning with £350 for January please!

    I shall probably be a serial lurker this year but will definitely keep an eye on things!

    MMM :)
    The 2012 mantra - "A place for everything, and everything in it's place"
  • PurpleJayPurpleJay Forumite
    487 posts
    Tenth Anniversary 100 Posts Combo Breaker

    Can I join in again please? I haven't participated for a few months but I really need to get on top of what I am spending on grocerys as well as what I have in my cupboards!

    My budget is £300 for January 2011 which I hope will be a reasonably easy target to stick to. We will see!

    We don't need to buy any alcohol as we are stocked up and usually attempt an alcohol free January anyway!

    Our household comprises myself, my hubby, my son (aged 4) and my elderly mum. We also have 2 cats. For all household bills and grocerys we contribute to one pot from which I do the budgeting.

    Me and my son are vegetarian, my hubby and mum eat meat. Sometimes we eat together and sometimes separately. It is not unusual for me to end up cooking 2 or 3 different things! I work part time (3 days) and my hubby is a full time student. We will both be taking packed lunches as much as possible.

    Will try to post regular updates to help keep me on track. Good luck everyone and happy new year :)

    Purplejay x
    'Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass,
    it's about learning to dance in the rain'
  • Hi Everyone. I'm new to this but I'd love to join in if that's OK. I'd like to stick to £100 this month. It's only that low because we have a lot in the house already I plan on using up.
  • MRSMCAWBER wrote: »
    GoodMorning everyone,,

    Im still eating the SW way and just 1.5lb to go and I will have lost 100lb :dance:..... and still going ;)

    WOW!!! So pleased for you!! What an amazing achievement!! Txx
    £365 in 365 days Dec10-Dec11 Member #36 £92/365.
    Member of the Thrifty Gifty - Money making and Organised for Christmas 2011 boards
    Grocery Challenge Jan £337.17/£400
    Feb £374.24/£250:o March £27.04/£300
  • Hello everyone! I did this challenge at the beginning of last year and trailed off. I am determined to start being more savvy with my money when it comes to food shopping. So please put me down for £150 for january
    Debt free wannabe
    Littlewoods - £214.82 (DD set up so 0%)
    Very - £100 (0% on BNPL - 1/4/13)
    CC - £2600/£3533.53 (0% until 1/6/14)
  • Hiya,
    I am back in again.
    Our month runs 15th to 14th (or thereabouts) as DS paid in the middle of the month, so cannot give a month figure, but will come in every week with our weekly budget, which will start from next Monday (3rd Jan) at £60 for food and diesel to feed 3 and a cat for 1 week.......more and more goes on diesel despite trying to drive less.....right off now to find some recipes, plenty of things in but no inspiration!
    ETA PS that might seem a lot to some of you but we live on an island and only have Lidl and Tesco (big town 15 miles away) and Coop or small shops so we are limited where we shop.
    :heartpuls :heartpuls :heartpuls
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