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November 2012 Grocery Challenge

edited 22 October 2012 at 1:33PM in Old Style MoneySaving
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  • I would like to be put down for £50 please :eek:

    Have got 2 freezers full and a massive sack of spuds. My aim by saving money this month is to eat out of the freezer. Money is tight for another month :(

    Still got a few days left of Oct GC.

    Annual GC 2017 £1634.61/£2200
  • rupe34rupe34 Forumite
    1K posts
    Hey :)

    Please put me down for £300 again please. Need to do better than October...
    Onward and upward - with the odd step to the side

    November GC £255/£300
  • meg72meg72 Forumite
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    elsiepac wrote: »
    Hi everyone

    Long time no see... but I'm back with my tail well and truly between my legs :(

    I've managed to get myself into debt again and am entering a DMP (again) - I'm absolutely gutted and can't believe how stupid i've been.

    I have a new job for nearly 3 months now and loving it, although it's hard work and long hours and less pay (it's a career move and it WILL pay this space!) so I'm really going to need to be careful :cool:

    I've discovered that planning elaborate meals just doesn't work out for me, due to time spent and the fact I'm in a shared house, but batch cooking is ok as long as the prep doesn't take too long so I can do it on a weekend and I don't mind making new stuff on a weeknight as long as it's quick.

    I've quickly discovered that it will massively help me if I have a few of "my own" ready meals in the freezer, but the place I'm really falling down is lunchtime - just completely uninspired.

    To cap it all off, I SERIOUSLY need to lose weight.


    Am sheepishly declaring £80 for November.

    This is my food and household budget (i.e. includes any cleaning stuff and things like soap and loo roll, but not make-up or "luxury" toiletries).

    I get paid around the end of the month - can vary HUGELY, so basically until I get paid I'm living off what's in. Hence starting November now.

    Right! *deep breath*

    Off to figure out a meal plan...

    LC :o

    Hi Welcome back, sorry about the debt, but I recall your posts and you did so well then, you know you can do it again, best wishes Meg
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  • vanoonoovanoonoo Forumite
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    Part of the Furniture 1,000 Posts Combo Breaker
    changed my mind sorry - gonna go for a five week month this month from 26oct-30nov inclusive so £250 for me please sorrreeeeeeeeee x
  • Actually as the above poster brought to my attention it's a five week month please increase mine to £250 allowing £50 a week.
    Given I only spent £39 I have loads in and I also plan to eat out the freezer.
    I have no excuse to not pass this task for nov, I just need to stay focused.
    We have everything we could possibly need including some uht whole milk to stop us spending in the local small sainsburys.
    Ds2 born 3/4/12 8lbs 8.5:j
    Ds1 born 28/4/07 9lb 8 :j
    Frugal, thrifty, tight mum & wife and proud of it lol
    Make money for Xmas challenge 2014 £0/£270
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  • Trying again with a £100 budget for November with my new system of drawing out the budget in one go and splitting it over 4 weeks. Let's see if this helps me stay on track a bit more than last month!
    November budget £100
    final unsecured debt to repay currently £8333
    Proud to be Dealing With my Debt
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  • malamaymalamay Forumite
    793 posts
    I haven't finished with October yet, but am dreading adding up the few final spends. We've gone over; in the last couple of weeks we've been stocking up on good offers, etc. And we're going out for dinner tonight..

    I'll increase to £200 for November please. It's a lot for 2 people + cat, but I buy and bake more in the run up to Christmas.
    Swagbucks Amazon gift vouchers 2014 125/250
    GC October 100.8/150 September 99.36/180 August 178.77/180 June 163.18/180 May 177.89/180 April 160.66/180 March 163.48/180 Feb 154.21/150 Jan 51.65/150
  • tessie_beartessie_bear Forumite
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    Part of the Furniture 1,000 Posts Mortgage-free Glee!
    hi...i plan to have a more relaxed meal plan for next week as it is half term...might get a few frozen bits (fishfingers/pizza) then i wont have to defrost and if we get a better offer they can just bide their time in the icy depths

    need to get some nice sausages for hotdogs over halloween but i think we have everything else we need...i am planning a costco trip nect week so need to have a think about what we need....make a list i think

    good luck to all take care tess
    onwards and upwards
  • WantToBeSEWantToBeSE Forumite
    7.7K posts
    I've been Money Tipped! Debt-free and Proud!
    Argh, my 1st weekly shop of my November budgt, and i went over!
    But it's half term next week, and my grocery bill always gord through the roof when the kids are home!
  • mollythewestiemollythewestie Forumite
    1.9K posts
    Part of the Furniture Combo Breaker Debt-free and Proud!
    Can I join for November please? My husband gets paid tomorrow, but he is leaving his current job and starting a new job in few weeks.
    As we will be without any pay for at least fortnight we need to cut back our budget.

    We normally spend around £400-£450 a month :eek:, please put us down for £330 for november.

    We have plenty of cupboard ingrediants and a well stocked freezer, so should be ok.
    Above budget to include all food, toiletries & cleaning stuff etc. for 3 people and 1 dog.
    Value of prizes 2010 - 2017: £8374 // 2019: £124
    Debt free thanks to MSE Weight loss 2019: 6lbs
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