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October 2011 Grocery Challenge

edited 25 September 2011 at 7:11PM in Old Style MoneySaving
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  • Just did the shopping for Week 3

    Totals so far:

    Big Monthly Bulk Shop £99.93/£100 :dance:
    Week 1 £24.89/£25 :dance:
    Week 2 £25.00/£25 :dance:
    Week 3 £24.99/£25 :dance:
    Week 4 £2.41/£25

    TOTAL £177.22/£200
    We spend money we don't have, on things that we don't need, to impress people we don't like. I don't and I'm happy!
    :dance: Mortgage Free Wannabe :dance:
    Overpayments Made: £5400 - Interest Saved: £11,550 - Months Saved: 24
  • All I bought today at Mr T was, oven chips, sweets, choc spread,corriander, custard creams and gloves. All cost exactly £4.00
    Return and Restart August 2016
    22 Months to be debt free Aug2016 £12971.00:p:o:p By Jun2018
    PAYDBX2016 #155 = £2268.93/£3414.93 00% paid
    UK Debt #00 = £9857.23/£13039 6% paid
    EmSavFund #204 = £85.00/£1000 6% paid
    Mortgage #00 = £183084/£183093 00% paid
  • This is my 2nd month doing the Grocery Challenge. I really enjoyed doing the last one. I was really surprised how easy it was to spend on silly things, but doing this has been a real wake up call. Bring on October!!!!
    Jan 2012 GC £600/£78.33 Spent
    2nd Purse £20.00

  • Evening All!
    Cheeky Takeaway tonight. It was a very long day and I did enjoy it. I will log spends on my signature later. Free veg box arrives tomorrow Yay!
    Good Luck everyone :0)
    GC Mar 11 £437.08Apr 11 £459.26 May 11 £485.52 June 11 £423.79July 11 £409.22 Aug 11 £250.10Sept 11 £396.14Oct 11 £382.37Nov 11 £372.55Dec 11 £332.29 Jan 12 £375.19:Feb 12 £349.58Mar 12 £279.66Apr 12 £249.12May 12 £337.66/Jun 12 £362.58/Jul 12 £317.03/Aug 12 £354.02/Sept £439.72/Oct 12 £210.16
  • Sue14Sue14 Forumite
    985 posts
    Tenth Anniversary 500 Posts
    £3.60 spent in Mr S, £16.16 in Mr T's and £19.29 in Mr M's.
    Weight loss challenge 2/10lbs

  • Went a bit over budget this weekend and managed to spend £80.41 instead of the £50 I intended. Went to Aldi, Lidl, Sainsburys and 99p shop though and this included stocking up on shower gels, bubble baths, Doritos (will only eat the chilli ones and can't find an own brand that is as nice) and some pepsis as a treat. It's been quite a while since I was in lidl but I was quite pleasantly surprised with the selection of fresh things. I also found reduced sandwiches in Waitrose on sunday for 25p a pack so bought 4 and me and hubby took these to work for lunch Monday and Tuesday (the eat by date on them was Sunday but they were still fine on Tuesday). Total spend so far this month is £130 / £250 but 3 weekends left to go.
  • Save_DoshSave_Dosh Forumite
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    Part of the Furniture Combo Breaker
    Updating spends. £3.83 in morrisons, £5.00 in pound store and £2.90 in co-op. that leaves me 14.96 to get to the end of the month. Really only need salad stuff now and probably some more ham next week. Hopefully I will do it, this month.
    August GC - Food £55.56/£80 Alcohol £17.24/£20
    Bulk Funds - Food £19.73 -
    Save 12k in 2019 £1,300/£5,000 - #155
  • Further spend £13.99 to get a dynamo torch, part of my winter prep. Never had a power cut but dont know what on earth to do with the fuse box or anything so may come in handy!
    January grocery challenge £159.43/£250.00
    February grocery challenge £209.53/£200.00
    March grocery challenge £165.66/£190
    April grocery challenge £186.27/£170.00
    May grocery challenge £22.51/£180.00
  • Doom_and_GloomDoom_and_Gloom Forumite
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    Part of the Furniture 1,000 Posts Photogenic
    Budget - £100
    Spent - £14.35
    Left - £85.65
    Co-op = £2.96
    Mr S = £9.99
    Total = £12.95

    Budget - £100
    Spent - £27.30
    Left - £72.70
    I am a vegan woman. My OH is a lovely omni guy :D
  • recovering_spendaholicrecovering_spendaholic Forumite
    3.1K posts
    Need2bethrifty - I have become just the same about looking for bargains!! I went out to Sainsburys tonight for some "Always" and came out with a half price organic chicken, basics sausages (20p), bag of salad (30p) bag of giant bakery cookies (40p) and BOGOF supersweet pineapple and tangerines. I didn't NEED any of it so I am cross with myself!

    Tonight we had one of our Goodfellas pizzas (I managed to get the BOGOF deal at Co-op with my voucher - they were fine about it) with some Sainsburys yakiori chicken skewers so a nice wasy tea!

    I made a bacon and egg pie last night and it was absolutely delicious - much nicer than a quiche IMO! I just used defrosted hm shortcrust pastry to line a 7" sandwich cake tin and threw in some l/o chopped up ham, a couple of l/o sausages and then I broke in 6 eggs and seasoned it. I put on a pastry lid and baked for 35 minutes at 180 and let it go cold and it was fab! I will be eating it for lunch until Saturday or Sunday though because kids don't like egg yolks now apparantly......

    12 days left in my month so I am hoping to come in under budget!

    ENDIS. Employed, no disposable income or savings!
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