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Grocery Challenge - February 2012

edited 30 January 2012 at 7:27AM in Old Style MoneySaving
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  • rej-crej-c Forumite
    115 posts
    Belatedly declaring for Feb, and it's not a total I'm proud of: £133.75 and 10 NSDs - £33.75 over target and 5 days under target respectively.

    Still, it could've been worse and I'm pretty clear on what caused the overspend [the not-enough-NSDs was basically lack of organisation and self-control].

    Thanks to all who participate in the threads. :T

    Onward, and here's to doing better...
    Haven't done the GC since February, but a glance at the Tower of Receipts tells me I really need to get back into it... and plenty of other Challenges besides. :o
  • squeakysqueaky Forumite
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    Time to unstick this one. I hope everyone had a good month.

    The new monthly challenge is a sticky: Grocery Challenge - March 2012
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  • Save_DoshSave_Dosh Forumite
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    Part of the Furniture Combo Breaker
    Just declaring £207, before i move over to the new thread. I am on yearly so i have spent nearly a third of my yearly total, yikes, but have got so much supplies, i hope it pans out. Going to update signature
    August GC - Food £55.56/£80 Alcohol £17.24/£20
    Bulk Funds - Food £19.73 -
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  • Well I am declaring £320 for FEB's GC, bit cross that I took my eye off the ball:mad:

    But onwards and upwards, lessons learnt, and in full agreement that a big shop at the start of the month is a killer!!!

    So small shop of £28 odd to start March off, will pop over there after this post :D

    Will be aiming for £220 for March, keeping everything crossed:D

    Well done to everyone on or near budget, and lots of encouragement to those who didn't make it, we CAN do it:T
    See you all on the March GC:beer:
    1 adult, 3 children-Newborn and ages 4 & 6, 1 rabbit
    budget of £250 is for food, toiletries, nappies, wipes, cleaning/washing products and pet supplies (litter, sawdust, food)
  • 666paw666paw Forumite
    332 posts
    Afternoon all.

    Quite a spendy week last week, have done a little update but need to check the receipts as I think I have some missing. Once again we have overspent as we still have 2 weeks to go.

    I think next month I may cut the grocery budget down but then have a seperate one for eating out as this is possibly where we the problem is and why we are always over.

    Best I go now and not keep waffling too much.


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  • Just added everything up and can declare a total spend of £245.49. £4.51 under budget phew! See you all in the March thread.
    :jBaby girl born 3rd October 2012:j
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