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March 2011 Grocery Challenge

edited 28 February 2011 at 12:01AM in Old style MoneySaving
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  • :T Well done RR :beer: That calls for a special treat me thinks :)

    And well done RR's brother.
    The only stupid question is an unasked one
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  • WinchelseaWinchelsea Forumite
    693 Posts
    Came in at £64.19 which leaves £5.81 to transfer to my purse for April - am adding £60 to this.

    Off to the April thread now!
    Keeping three cats, the car and myself on a small budget, and enjoying life while we're at it!
  • Hi
    Just added up my total and thought I was way over so I was delighted to find it was £201.63! Only £1.63 over my budget, YaaaaY!
    Happy shopping for April everyone
  • Well done everyone that's in budget! I can't believe I spent so much...not sure what went wrong, just took my eye off the ball I think. Off to April thread now. Must be more careful! x
  • skillyskilly Forumite
    913 Posts
    Part of the Furniture 500 Posts Photogenic Mortgage-free Glee!
    Morning all, I would like to declare my total so far for this Year£886.58
    Sealed pot number 47 ..challenge 3£496/4£706.75/5 £376.74/6 £645.08/ 7 £861.34 /8 £786.90/9£610.49/10 £722.03 / 16 £? / gold star from sue 🌟
  • TrinnyTrinny Forumite
    625 Posts
    Hi Pink

    I went over my spend by around £1.50 - so time to try again at £60 for the month - if i do it then will drop the amount in May

    "Not everything that COUNTS can be counted; and not everything that can be counted COUNTS"
    GC - May £39.47/£55. June £47.20/£50. July £38.44/£50
    NSD - May 16/17. June 16/17. July 14/17
    No new toiletries til stash used up challenge - start date 01/2010 - still going!
    £2 Savers Club member No 93 - getting ready for Christmas 2011:)
  • Billie-joBillie-jo Forumite
    1.2K Posts
    I did it! A spend free month! Freezer is looking rather bare! And I can't wait to enjoy a coffee with milk again!!

    Interestingly, I spoke to my brother about a week ago - where he told me he was having a spend free month too!! Interesting that we both independently arrived at the same challenge at the same time. And no, we're not freaky telepathic twins!! His challenge allowed basics such as bread/milk etc - so he spent about £12 for the month.

    Anyway Mrs Ramjet comes home today - my exams all finished - for now!! :beer:

    Well done, thats amazing and just goes to show what can be done if you set your mind to it. :T

    Did final shop of the month yesterday and spent £32.61 so have come £26.94 under budget. it would have been £47.94 if hadnt helped daughter out this month due to vets bill, so am really pleased.

    so am declaring at £223.06/£250

    Off to April challenge now - Keep at it everyone and good luck.
    MARCH £62.38/250
  • 0100101101001011 Forumite
    103 Posts
    Hi, I am declaring €105.07 for this month, over spending by €5.07 :o
  • ab7ab7 Forumite
    212 Posts
    Ok I tried, I really did but depressingly it came to £400 when I totalled up the spreadsheets :o Tis not the weekly shop I struggle with but the top ups during the week!

    Am determined to get this under control though so will try again for £350 for April

    Well done for those who did it :T and I totally empathise with those who didnt :rotfl:
  • unhappy_shopperunhappy_shopper Forumite
    1.3K Posts
    Total for March £178.71

    So very glad that I'm within my monthly target of £200.

    Mortgage: @ Feb. 2007: £133,200; Apr. 2011: £24,373; May 2011: £175,999; Jun 2013: ~£97K; Mar. 2014 £392,212.73; Dec. 2015: £327,051.77; Mar. 2016: ~£480K; Mar. 2017 £444,445.74
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