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June 2012 Grocery Challenge

edited 11 May 2012 at 7:59PM in Old Style MoneySaving
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  • SystemSystem
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    Oh dear, I've just placed an order for DR meat (their sausages are the only ones I like and they were on offer) so that's another £22 gone. I've updated my sig. Really have to stop filling the freezer now and eat some of it!
    Rx
  • KitchenbunnyKitchenbunny Forumite
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    Suffolklass - thanks ever so much - I'll definitely be giving that a go. I've got some fruit I can puree up but might be tempted by the chocolate ice cream! Really appreciate that as I do my normal shop before I go to work so it's difficult to keep it frozen. Figured I could have a go at making my own but would rather use the eggs for something else so... packet or carton custard mix is my preferred option :D I'll give that a go today. :)

    Looking like all we need today is a pint of milk. Last night's meal should be enough to last us for today (unless Mr Kitchenbunny would like something else) so that's tea sorted quite easily. Unfortunately there's a huuuuuge pile of ironing with my name on it! Have a lovely day, everyone.

    K xx

  • XSpenderXSpender Forumite
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    Morning All

    This month I have been keeping a track of my spends as I wasn't really sure what I had been spending on groceries as we have got away from our previous OS ways and I have been diagnosed as coeliac.

    Totted everything up last night and it came to £550:eek::o:eek: I think there might be a couple of little spends not included too as my other spreadsheet is on my work PC. I am shocked nad horrified. DH and I have had a good chat about this as it is this overspendign that is having a knock on effect on other areas as we don't have the money to do other things with it. The cupboards and freezers are full and this spend only includes £4.70 on a chippy tea.

    Today's plans are to make a big batch of chilli for DH using the quorn mince I can't eat (it's not GF), some about to go wrinkly peppers and chilli peppers and what other veg I can squeeze into it. I also want to make a GF choclate cake and some GF peanut cookies for my lunches next week. I may have a go at making a hash brown quiche if not I will make the mini frittata I like for my lunches.

    I still need to spend today on fruit and milk and a card for DBIL as DH lost the one we bought yesterday!

    Have a good Sunday everyone :)
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  • PossessionPossession Forumite
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    Back from a really great holiday and a £24.64 spend.

  • craigywv - well done all your reduced items - can you post a Strawberry Jam recipe that you use please - I tried one on Friday but it was a disaster [I burnt it] - I need a tried and tasted recipe - thank you

    So far I've spent £61 of this weeks £75 budget [2 days to go and kiddies back to school tomorrow] I'm happy with that so far

    Helen x
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  • wow craigywv, well done on your bargains - I was in the coop today but no such luck for me (unless I had just missed out!!). I could do with some more olive oil for my stores so will have to keep my eye out.


    My co-op has lots of store cupboard reductions too but only 20p or 30p off, so not worth getting at the moment but worth keeping an eye on if they are changing what they stock.
  • DundeeDollDundeeDoll Forumite
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    Lidl yesterday and managed to spend £113 :eek: we have the house full as DDs back from uni and DD2 requested xmas dinner for her birthday. I think i just went back to old habits right off shopping list. Good news is this is still less than we did in mr t :eek: bad news is i didnt buy enough milk to last us the week. Still it'sonly a disaster if i dont learn from it. Xmas dinner today and im sure it'll be lish :D
    I may not be there yet but I'm closer than I was yesterday
  • sb88_2sb88_2 Forumite
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    Off shopping today!

    I have a meal plan and I'm going to write out a shopping list! Using the internet to find out what deals are on etc

    Friday/Saturday I ended up spending an extra : 4.50 on lunch! and and £7 on hair dye /golden syrup/nuts

    I made a big batch of oat and nut/seed flapjacks out of this for snacks to try and cut down on the chocolate/crisps/snack food we eat. They are a bit to sickly sweet for me, however a small cube of one helps satisfy my need for a sweet fix!


    Desperatley want to go out and buy some new running trousers, but I can't really afford to since I'm in my overdraft and trying to clear it. I couldn't justify the expense, however I'm finding it really hard not going out and getting some :(
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  • My co-op has lots of store cupboard reductions too but only 20p or 30p off, so not worth getting at the moment but worth keeping an eye on if they are changing what they stock.

    Our co=op only ever reduces by that amount as a final reduction!! Never any bargains to be had in there apart from the offers they have and then only some of them are any good, they are my local shop and I would use them more if they were cheaper

    Helen x
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    1st fair on 13/4/14 :j
  • jumblejackjumblejack Forumite
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    DundeeDoll wrote: »
    Lidl yesterday and managed to spend £113 :eek: we have the house full as DDs back from uni and DD2 requested xmas dinner for her birthday. I think i just went back to old habits right off shopping list. Good news is this is still less than we did in mr t :eek: bad news is i didnt buy enough milk to last us the week. Still it'sonly a disaster if i dont learn from it. Xmas dinner today and im sure it'll be lish :D

    I water my milk down now and it lasts a loooooot longer. Kids and OH haven't even noticed ;)
    :A Every moment is a gift. That's why we call it the present.!:A
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