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February 2013 Grocery Challenge

edited 5 January 2013 at 3:22PM in Old Style MoneySaving
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  • Milly-Ann-MollyMilly-Ann-Molly Forumite
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    Florenceem wrote: »
    CatherineMM - I nearly fainted when I saw what you spent! :eek:
    ...me too! I knew my receipts in Mr T always are between £180 and £260 a week but this added together shocked me...ALOT! it was having to buy deisel on my american express card because the overdraft was full that spurred me on! x
    Make £/day February: £163.83 / £290
    Quidco £2,643.80 NSD Feb: 5
    2018 Road Kill £0
    Nectar 8.05 Morrisons 15.00
  • Milly-Ann-MollyMilly-Ann-Molly Forumite
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    Florenceem wrote: »
    CatherineMM - I nearly fainted when I saw what you spent! :eek:
    I just noticed your budget of £25...how on earth do you do that? I spend about £8 every three days just on bread and milk top ups in the village store! Thats before any real food. I am impressed by anyone who can manage on such a budget. :T
    Make £/day February: £163.83 / £290
    Quidco £2,643.80 NSD Feb: 5
    2018 Road Kill £0
    Nectar 8.05 Morrisons 15.00
  • I include the dog in my GC - she is not at fussy - thank goodness. We don't buy alcohol. Mr F was given a bottle of red wine last week - that will go in cooking. Re biscuits - cheaper to make and more filling.
    15 in 2015 1/15
  • I just noticed your budget of £25...how on earth do you do that? I spend about £8 every three days just on bread and milk top ups in the village store! Thats before any real food. I am impressed by anyone who can manage on such a budget. :T
    I make my own bread - 40p a time - 1 slice fills me up. Re milk - we use skimmed - 4 pints for £1 at Mr As.. I started the GC with stocks - freezers heaving with HM meals and even stocks of dried foods under the stairs + tins in the garage.
    15 in 2015 1/15
  • I think I was born in the wrong era - I would have managed well in rationing times.
    15 in 2015 1/15
  • tessie_beartessie_bear Forumite
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    hello...so glad your here flo missed your wisdom....i am still in jan but have a bigger and bigger list for feb which is worrying...my freezer is quite full but i have run fruit/veg right down so need to get that also milk
    off to make packups with leftover chicken and get some meat out of freezer for tomorrow

    tata tess

    sorry flo above no thanks button on your post..odd
    onwards and upwards
  • hello, please could i join as well? am back from a long OS break although ive always been lurking.

    my budget is going to be £130 for the month, and it starts on wednesday.

    Thanks x
    Feb grocery challenge- £71.25/£130
  • Milly-Ann-MollyMilly-Ann-Molly Forumite
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    Florenceem wrote: »
    I think I was born in the wrong era - I would have managed well in rationing times.

    I am very impressed. You do well. Sadly my dog is on a special gundog breeding diet so cannot cut costs there...and my 5 /7 year old boys love their bread and semi skimmed milk...we use 4 pints a day and a loaf every 2 days...I tried making it and find they love it toasted but not in packed lunches so ended up with both loaves every day...leaving the garden birds happily fed!

    I grew up with nothing so have sadly spent the last 15 years making up for it! I need to buy a house though in the next 2 years before I am too old for a mortgage! eek...I need a deposit and have no savings...this is why I need to stop giving it to Mr T & Mr W all the time! It is mine mine mine and I want it back ;)
    Make £/day February: £163.83 / £290
    Quidco £2,643.80 NSD Feb: 5
    2018 Road Kill £0
    Nectar 8.05 Morrisons 15.00
  • Have I been struck off the thanks button for being bossy Florenceem already? :rotfl:
    15 in 2015 1/15
  • I am very impressed. You do well. Sadly my dog is on a special gundog breeding diet so cannot cut costs there...and my 5 /7 year old boys love their bread and semi skimmed milk...we use 4 pints a day and a loaf every 2 days...I tried making it and find they love it toasted but not in packed lunches so ended up with both loaves every day...leaving the garden birds happily fed!

    I grew up with nothing so have sadly spent the last 15 years making up for it! I need to buy a house though in the next 2 years before I am too old for a mortgage! eek...I need a deposit and have no savings...this is why I need to stop giving it to Mr T & Mr W all the time! It is mine mine mine and I want it back ;)
    I too grew up with nothing - born during the end of rationing - lived in a prefab. Dad wouldn't let Mum work so one small wage came in - just 2 children. I remember Mum buying veg cheap off the woman who lived in prefab opposite. This woman had an allotment so sold surplus to Mum.
    15 in 2015 1/15
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