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2017 - Spend less, live more

edited 22 December 2016 at 9:02AM in Debt Free Diaries
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  • chaniechanie Forumite
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    Yes, DS is in year 2. We saw lots of children who were the same age as DS, so I guess it must be the year 2 'thing' that they all do.

    We spent £18 on food shopping. We'd run out of basics like bread and milk, so OH popped to Lidl on Saturday evening. He said the shelves were empty so couldn't do a full shop. We only need to worry about dinners until the weekend, so we may get away with minimal spending.
    2020 savings on purchases £3617.80
  • BobarellaBobarella Forumite
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    We're onto Shakespeare this year. Back to the Globe I expect. It is a great benefit of living and raising kids in London that so much history is right on their doorstep.
    " Your vibe attracts your tribe":D

    Debt neutral :) 27/03/17 from £40k:eek: in the hole 2012.
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  • chaniechanie Forumite
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    I've booked a second course of laser treatment through Groupon and had a consultation today. It works out to be about £30 a session, which is the same cost as waxing. The clinic is quite far away, but even with petrol/tube fares, it's much cheaper than going direct go the clinic.

    As I was in the area, I took a detour to Home Bargains. As the store is quite far away, I always have to stock up when I go, but I only spent £20, which is good for me.

    We managed to last the week without visiting the supermarket (other than a pint of milk today, as the milk in the fridge was off). It does mean that the fridge and freezer is empty, so I suspect it will be a big spend this week. The children don't break up for half term for another week, so I will need to plan the food shop for that week, otherwise, well end up spending a fortune.
    2020 savings on purchases £3617.80
  • BobarellaBobarella Forumite
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    We are in the same boat with half term, not till the 20th.
    " Your vibe attracts your tribe":D

    Debt neutral :) 27/03/17 from £40k:eek: in the hole 2012.
    Roadkill 17 £56.58 2016-£62.28 2015- £84.20)
    RYSAW17 £1900 2016 £2,535.16 2015 £1027.20
  • chaniechanie Forumite
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    We spent £77 on the food shop today. It's more than we usually spend, but we literally had an empty fridge, having not spent much the past couple of weeks.
    2020 savings on purchases £3617.80
  • chaniechanie Forumite
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    I saved £5.25 today at the 25% off ins Sainsburys, through buying the children some underwear.
    2020 savings on purchases £3617.80
  • My 2017 challenge is to save £500 and saved nothing till now :/
  • chaniechanie Forumite
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    My 2017 challenge is to save £500 and saved nothing till now :/

    Good luck with your challenge.



    I popped into Sainsburys and found some boxer shorts for DS, which were reduced from £8 to £3, so that's another £5 saved.
    2020 savings on purchases £3617.80
  • pennywisepoundstupidpennywisepoundstupid Forumite
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    Hi chanie, all your money saving saving is going really well.

    Well done on the frugal trip to London. sounds as though you had a lovely day.
    Be mindful of your self-talk. It's a conversation with the Universe."
  • chaniechanie Forumite
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    Hi chanie, all your money saving saving is going really well.

    Well done on the frugal trip to London. sounds as though you had a lovely day.

    It's nice to see you, penny. I've missed your updates!!!! I hope you have had a relaxing half term.

    I spent £10 today on a grocery top up. We needed bread, eggs and milk. Plus a few items that weren't on the list…
    2020 savings on purchases £3617.80
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