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November 2012 Grocery Challenge

edited 22 October 2012 at 1:33PM in Old Style MoneySaving
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  • Bluegreen143Bluegreen143 Forumite
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    Declaring right on budget. We actually spent £20 off quid more but OH bought that stuff out of his own spending money. If we hadn't had a dinner party for his siblings we would have been right on even if we'd included all the treats he bought with his own cash so I'm happy.

    Made satay chicken last night with pittas (not homemade sadly though I do usually!) and salad and roasted veg. Was yummy and healthy :)

    Going out for dinner tonight so I think OH is buying himself a takeaway (with his own money) *rolleyes* he was supposed to be making veg chilli for both us but says he can't be bothered now I'm going out lol.
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  • tattycathtattycath Forumite
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    Declaring £350/£300 For the month :o so over budget. :(
    that wouldn't be so bad but we had quite a few takeaways and went out to eat 2 or 3 times - and they weren't even included in the budget. :o
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  • GreenFairyGreenFairy Forumite
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    Cow milk, almond milk, cocoa and a sneaky box of chocs for the Christmas hamper bring me to €245.35/€250.
    GC totals 2020! Jan €341/€400. Feb €401.27/€400. Mar €430.21/€350. Apr €325/€400. May €219.82/€400.

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  • Still checking in for November here, my December challenge won't begin until 15th.
    Aldi shopping today using the £5 off £35 shop coupon from the paper, plus some of the other money off coupons that were in there.

    Had to pop into Tesco too though as Aldi didn't have all i needed to make my super speed soup, just got what i needed though :)

    This brings my total spend so far this month to £241.20.

    Had 4 NSD this week, aiming for 5 NSD for the coming week.

    Have a good weekend everyone, going to be a cold one here in the morning, with a bit of luck the sun may shine though!
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  • jumblejackjumblejack Forumite
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    Morning peeps :)

    Going to
    The in-laws for dinner :j

    Will be having leftover curry for tea. ;)

    Have a frugaltastic day :)
    :A Every moment is a gift. That's why we call it the present.!:A
    Grocery Spend Weekly Challenge (Sat-Fri):£30.50/£40
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  • Coxy11Coxy11 Forumite
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    Hi everyone,

    My December GC has started now, so I won't be posting/reading on November's from now on. If you wish to set a budget for December please either PM me or post on the December Grocery Challenge thread so I can pick it up.

    Thanks, and good luck those still going for November ;)
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  • TowserTowser Forumite
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    To sum up: shop at Aldi and Lidl with whoopsies & coupons from everywhere else, to reduce your food budget.

    Is that right? With meal planning and writing lists.

    As always cutting back not cutting out.
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