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November 2015 Grocery Challenge

edited 12 September 2015 at 3:08PM in Old Style MoneySaving
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  • peony40peony40 Forumite
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    Afternoon all,

    Had a couple of shops over the weekend which totalled £43.18. This leaves me with £131.52 until the end of the month but I am hoping not to use all this as I would like some money to put towards christmas gifts. Next year I will be organised and have separate saving pots.
  • VfM4meplseVfM4meplse
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    Spending this month has gone a bit haywire so far....£19.18 so far and I am shocked that over £10 of this has been on unnecessary treats (including a couple of bags of G&T flavour crisps, for research purposes of course :D ).

    Leaves me with a paltry £50.82 for the rest of the month.
    Value-for-money-for-me-puhleeze!

    "No man is worth, crawling on the earth"- adapted from Bob Crewe and Bob Gaudio

    Hope is not a strategy :D...A child is for life, not just 18 years....Don't get me started on the NHS, because you won't win...I love chaz-ing!
  • wishuswishus Forumite
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    G&T?

    Actually, sharp, herbal and lemony... sounds quite nice!
    Still wanna live in a house in the countreeee! Debt-free/£25K paid OFF!
    October Grocery challenge £88.35/£150
  • CrowdpleaserCrowdpleaser Forumite
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    £5.54 spent in Mr L. I needed porridge. Also got caster sugar, onion chutney and glac! cherries whilst was at it.

    £97.94 is my total now.

    Should have lots in tho and have written meal plan for next fortnight already so am hopeful..... lol
  • freyasmumfreyasmum Forumite
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    Hi All

    So I popped into Morrisons at lunch time today and ended up coming out with enough to feed a small army - 10 big, thick, pork shoulder steaks (2kgs); 1lb lean, diced stewing steak; 1 smoked ham hough; and a two-pack of macaroni pies (:o) and a bag of bananas for 9.22.

    The steak and hough will be made into https://www.cookscountry.com/recipes/8148-mulligan-stew#. with a few fresh veggies and cupboard staples so should keep us going for a bit.

    We do, of course, have the remaining BNS and sausage bake from last night for tonight.
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  • LB29LB29 Forumite
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    Hello, but late this month but can I join up again. Going for£200 again please. Just need to get my receipts together and work out how much we have spent/wasted.
    November GC-£128.30/£200
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  • Coxy11Coxy11 Forumite
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    Hi everyone,

    Budgets updated to here :)

    Welcome/welcome back to:
    katkin, Justforme, Jenner, mandatory, Jeaney, VintageLady, smallholding77 and getting-sorted-sarah :D

    Billie-jo - hope you are feeling better.

    Shopped at Aldi on Saturday - different store to my usual one as I went to see my Mum. I plan to go again on Friday as I have a day off work (whoop whoop). Budget not looking too shabby.

    Good luck all
    Coxy
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  • Oooh, can we have an update on the G&T crisps? My local co-op have chardonnay and something crisps but I have not succumbed yet!

    Bought a sandwich at work today because I was too spoilt to eat the can of soup I had brought. :mad: I appreciate that for many of you a can of sop is a cardinal sin, let alone a bought sandwich, but please be gentle with me! This is not coming out of grocery budget - just chalked up to idiocy! Veggie mince fajitas this evening with left overs for tomorrow's lunch, that ought to keep me away from the sandwich van! :p

    I am attempting to make bread to avoid buying any but the dough is looking temperamental - I think it may end up as pizza bases and I may buy a loaf for sandwiches for DS's lunch. He started college this Sept and I am so glad he seems to be happy with a packed lunch still, I was dreading daily requested for take away food!
  • WinchelseaWinchelsea Forumite
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    I haven't been on here for AGES - must be over a year - and would like to be in again with a target of £70. (May have to repost this from my laptop - can't change the font size or colour on this gadget!)
    Keeping three cats, the car and myself on a small budget, and enjoying life while we're at it!
  • Evening all just checking in with a gold star as not bought nowt since Monday lol xx
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