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November 2015 Grocery Challenge

edited 12 September 2015 at 3:08PM in Old Style MoneySaving
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  • LB29LB29 Forumite
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    Sat and worked out mine last night. We have a nett0 that has now opened locally and there was quite a few bits reduced. So I have ended over spending this week but the freezer is completely full. I still have a chicken in the fridge which will be 2-3 meals. I could probably get away with just buying fruit, veg, bread, milk etc next week but I really fancy some pulled pork :-/.
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  • selloptapeselloptape Forumite
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    Seems to be one of those awful weeks when I have to nip out at lunch for chocolate every day :mad:

    On the plus side, I've stuck to my meal plan, just adding extra comfort food...

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    selloptape wrote: »
    Seems to be one of those awful weeks when I have to nip out at lunch for chocolate every day :mad:

    On the plus side, I've stuck to my meal plan, just adding extra comfort food...

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    :rotfl: It got so bad for me that I resorted to eating the cooking chocolate in a desperate (and successful, luckily) attempt to avoid spending. Well done on the meal plans - my best intentions are often ruined by DH fancying something we don't have in the freezer...
  • WinchelseaWinchelsea Forumite
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    I went with my son to Aldi today, not planning to spend anything myself. But I couldn't pass up 8 Cox's apples for 59p! And I bought a litre of LL soya milk, also 59p. Not bad!
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  • wishuswishus Forumite
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    Grrr... went to Morrison's today to pick up bonfire booze. 4 bottles of beer for £6. Only when I was on the bus did I notice - no reduction for the offer.


    I must make an effort to actually add up my shopping if it's not much. :(
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  • Another NSD here, but done an online shop for tomorrow

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  • wannalotwannalot Forumite
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    I've had 2 NSDs this week, but have also had a few minispends, including £5.50 today at Tosco for some bananas, a few tins of half-price beans and sausages (my favourite junk food) and way too many sweets.

    I have had a really stressful week at work, and as usual in such times I have eaten really badly and spent money on rubbish. I am hoping to draw a line and eat much better from tomorrow morning.

    My budget is looking ok, as long as I don't spend more than £20 this weekend. That should be very doable, as I only really need some veg and maybe some bread and milk. I think I'll set myself a Sunday challenge and take £15 to the shops and see how much nice grub and healthy treats I can get for next week.

    I hope everyone is having a great NSD-filled week!
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    I have been away with work most of this week, DH is away this weekend and I am away a chunk of next week too - we are like ships in the night this month! It does mean that apart from about £4 on chocolate/sweeties (it's that time ladies:o) we haven't spent anything on food since last weekend :)

    I am going to put off doing a weekly shop this week and try to last until next weekend before we do one. I will need a few bits like strawberries and eggs (pancakes and baking with DS), frozen broccoli, bread and ham for DS sandwiches. I am hoping that £15 will cover this weekend and any top up bits for DH for next weeks lunches. If I can make him a big SW chilli and freezer in portions this will save me buying more ready meals for him.

    Meal Plan for me and DS this weekend:

    Friday - DS fed at DMIL, me freezer rummage
    Sat - pancakes with strawbs, toasted sandwiches, macaroni cheese with bacon and mixed veg
    Sun - more pancakes, sandwiches, sausages with mash, broc, carrots and gravy

    If we do some baking as a rainy day activity that will be our puds and fruit.
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  • Quick post-ette to celebrate the fact that I resisted an impromptu canteen breakfast today! Today is firmly scheduled NSD (I've already paid for my bonfire night supper), so when the invitation came, I simply said "I'll come and keep you company, but I'm on an economy drive, so I'll just bring a brew with me". We can take our own food and drinks into the eating area, so that was fine, and I stuck to my guns! Only £2 saved, as I have cut down to the smallest possible deal when we have a planned brekkie, but it still means that I have £3 cash in my purse - which should still be there on Monday! :T
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  • wannalotwannalot Forumite
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    Uh-oh, just found out that some friends are going to visit later this month from overseas!! It's great news actually, they are very welcome and have given me some great holidays with them over the past few years, but I think my budget for this month might just have exploded!
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