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November 2015 Grocery Challenge

edited 12 September 2015 at 3:08PM in Old Style MoneySaving
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  • candygirlcandygirl Forumite
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    Had another NSD today, but spent a fiver on bits in Morries yesterday! So I have spent £16 \ £120 so far :)
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  • Friday at last. Shattered. Going to pop into Aldi, need some bits, and there will also be wine. :T
    I will make a list!
    Stupid, unhealthy meals for last 2 days. Tomorrow will be a massive veggie curry, DD's friend is coming to stay so I will put on a spread with a few dishes, but I have most things in.
  • XSpenderXSpender Forumite
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    Went to Mr S with DS and spent £23, thought it would have been around £15-20 and it probably would have been if I had gone to Aldeee and I hadn't taken into consideration the GF Yorkshires I needed to get.

    Total is now £122.79 spent out of my £400 budget. Looking good as today's shop should last until the 13th :)
    PAYDBX 2020 £6,923.64/£10,000 69%
    Target CC - £999/£1030 SIF by Dec 2020
    Target Loan - £422.94/£493.43 by Nov 2020
    Big Emergency Fund Part 1 by 31.12.20 - 37.5%

    Days since CC used - Christmas Eve 2019 - 224 (7 in 2019 + 2020)
  • WinchelseaWinchelsea Forumite
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    Pleased to say I've had a NSD today. We'll see how tomorrow goes!
    Keeping three cats, the car and myself on a small budget, and enjoying life while we're at it!
  • lynnejklynnejk Forumite
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    Evening all :hello:

    Sorry have been MIA but had a bad week all round, starting with the dead freezer and wasted food, compounded by the £200 for a new one and just continued until this afternoon - so was feeling a bit down and out :( Don't think the grey and drizzly weather helped either.

    Today I'm feeling much better and ready to get back on the horse - or is it wagon :rotfl:

    Loving all the little frugalities happening this week -you'll be surprised how they add up at the end of the month :T Also helps you to get into the right mind-set as well.

    We ad another NSD today and a spend of £11.88 at Mr T mostly on store cupboard stuff, pittas, taramasalata and yoghurt.

    My new freezer should be coming on Monday, fingers xd, so will have to spend some monies from my budget to restock on veggies, bread etc :( Oh well, could be worse eh.

    Hope you all have a super savvy Saturday
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    OS WL= -2/8 ......CC =00......Savings = £13,140
  • Online shope delivered from Mr T. Some of my value stuff was substituted for decent brands (love it when that happens). Total of £52.71 spent!

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  • VfM4meplseVfM4meplse
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    £5.24 in Lidl this morning but now have a fridge, freezer and fruit bowl full of healthy food.

    So far £25.98/£70. £45.02 is left to last me 3 and a 1/2 weeks. Will probably spend a bit more on fresh food next week and keep the last 15 days lean (that's my aim, anyway!).

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  • SO annoyed with myself... after posting that I'd resisted the canteen breakfast yesterday and was coasting towards an NSD, I fell spectacularly off the wagon late last night when I spend £6 on a bottle of wine (1/3 off and it was lovely) to help my friend celebrate the news that he's going to be a grandpa for the first time. Lovely reason to spend, but I'm a bit miffed that I couldn't just have made do with a cup of tea. :mad: So today will have to be an NSD to redress the balance, as I'll have to buy petrol tomorrow. I was trying to eke my tank out until Monday as I know I'll be spending that day, but it's getting a bit too close to the red line for comfort. I'll do my online Christmas shopping tomorrow instead of today as originally planned. This all seems to make sense inside my head - not sure about when I type it!:rotfl:
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  • NewShadowNewShadow Forumite
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    Just had my first spend this month - £55.

    £30 at the butchers buying one of their meat packs (chicken breasts, pork chops, mince, steaks) and 1lb of brisket for in the stew I'm making.

    The other £25 was in co-op - veggies for the stew, quorn sausages for the freezer, some reduced soups for emergency work lunches, potatoes for mashing.

    I'm not trying to keep to a goal this month. Mostly running down the freezer.
    That sounds like a classic case of premature extrapolation.

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  • XSpenderXSpender Forumite
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    Dreadful weather here today and DS decided he would like hot chocolate after his swimming lesson at home in front of a film rather than at Bucks of Star as planned. Very frugal of him ;) but we had to go to Mr S for hot chocolate and marshmallows so it came out of this budget rather than the family fun budget.

    We also bought some pizza bits and pieces to build our own pizzas for dinner, some biscuits and fizzy water.

    £9.70 spent. It seems a lot for not much but when you have to buy GF biscuits and pizza bases it certainly bumps the cost up.
    PAYDBX 2020 £6,923.64/£10,000 69%
    Target CC - £999/£1030 SIF by Dec 2020
    Target Loan - £422.94/£493.43 by Nov 2020
    Big Emergency Fund Part 1 by 31.12.20 - 37.5%

    Days since CC used - Christmas Eve 2019 - 224 (7 in 2019 + 2020)
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