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November 2015 Grocery Challenge

edited 12 September 2015 at 2:08PM in Old Style MoneySaving
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  • Pixie_FairydustPixie_Fairydust Forumite
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    Ooops not sure why that last post came out so big! Sorry.

    🎄The most wonderful time of the year 🎄
    Grocery Challenge 2020
    Sept - £122.02/£200 😱
    #206 - PAYDTBX20 - £0/£10000
    #23 - 1% debt challenge
  • Count me in!!! I'm a newbie to this forum to so please bare with me :)
    I'm hoping this challenge will help me stick within my budget.
    My budget is £110 for the month, that's for me and my 1 year old daughter.
  • edited 1 November 2015 at 3:50PM
    mrs_motivatedmrs_motivated Forumite
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    edited 1 November 2015 at 3:50PM
    My month runs from today until the last Saturday in November.... just done a big shop, including toiletries and cleaning products etc.

    Total spend to date £90.26/£350
    Well Behaved women seldom make history

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    Reduce, reuse, recycle .
  • Billie-joBillie-jo Forumite
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    Didn't finish the challenge in Sept and didn't take part last month either due to spending quite a while in hospital on both a normal ward and an ICU ward. OH was amazing and took care of everything, although I can see he spent rather a lot more than I would have done - still never mind.

    Can I be added to the list again now with a budget of £250 for November please
    Good luck to everyone and hello to any new people joining us.
    MARCH £62.38/250
  • candygirlcandygirl Forumite
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    £120 again for me too please:jGood luck everyone x
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  • Put me down for £400. Did well in October
    Grocery Challenge Feb 16 £346 /400
  • selloptapeselloptape Forumite
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    Hello all!

    £220 again for me for November please, hopefully will get the hang of making pack up for work this month instead of my cheeky MnS sarnies (mmm Brie and Grape) and salads (feta and beetroot)... Actually my mouth is watering thinking about it which is a bit worrying! Need to find a decent home made alternative :D

    Good luck for Nov everyone x

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  • Can you put me down for £214 this month :T

    Thank you! :)
    Grocery Challenge: January: /£214
  • XSpenderXSpender Forumite
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    Went to Mr T and Aldee today. Huge stock up on cleaning and laundry stuff in Alddeee, why does everything run out at the same time?

    Spent too much on rubbish in Mr T as were all hungry by the time we got there this evening. Schoolgirl error:o

    Total is £66.30/£400 which isn't actually as bad as I thought:rotfl: I do still need to get DH SW meals from the land of ice which will set me back £24:eek: If I get time I will make a big batch of veggie chilli to reduce the cost but I will be struggling as out most of tomorrow and away Monday to Thursday.
    PAYDBX 2020 £7,454.29/£9,000 82.8% by Dec 2020
    Target Loan - £493.43/£493.43 by Nov 2020 - SIF September 2020
    Target CC - £1050/£825 by Jan 2021
    Emergency Fund 31.12.20 - 100% - Achieved October 2020
    FFEF 30.06.21 - 0%
    Days since CC used - Christmas Eve 2019 - 329 (7 in 2019 + 2020)
  • wannalotwannalot Forumite
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    Hi all

    I did my first big shop of the month today and, combined with a couple of small shops throughout the week, I've spent a giant £51!

    That's a big chunk of my budget, but it did include some alcohol, and lots of storecupboard stuff. I also got lots of stuff to have a proper cooking day tomorrow. I'll make butternut squash soup, vegetable broth, chilli, shepherd's pie and an apple cake. All good winter grub!

    I'm expecting lots of NSDs this week, and I'm going to aim for 12 this month. I need to get a grip, and I really want to be within budget this month.
    January GC: £0/£110
    Aims for 2018:
    1. Stick to GC targets!
    2. No buying of books until I read what I have!
    4. Lose weight!
    5. Build up some savings!
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