September Bring Your Own Lunch to Work Challenge!

edited 20 September 2017 at 9:19AM in Debt-free Wannabe Challenges
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edited 20 September 2017 at 9:19AM in Debt-free Wannabe Challenges
Hello everyone :)

Setting up this challenge again for this month, thanks fatvond for doing this last month!

Buying lunch at work adds up over the year, a £3 meal deal - taking in to account 6 weeks of holiday, a meal deal at work every day costs £690 a year, but then I always want crisps AND chocolate :rotfl:

So taking our lunch to work saves us money and must be better for our health!

I am on holiday for 2 weeks in September but I am hoping for 10 days of bringing my lunch to work This means I cannot take lunch to work at all in September!

Kicking it off today with pasta, pesto and cheese...I bought a large of pesto reduced to clear so will be eating this for a while :rotfl:

I will try and keep this up to date whilst I am away - if I can't for whatever reason keep posting and I will update when I am back :)

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  • edited 29 September 2017 at 5:44PM
    fruitloop04fruitloop04 Forumite
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    edited 29 September 2017 at 5:44PM
    #1 fruitloop04 - 10/10
    #2 swimminginaseaofdebt 0/11
    #3 FatVonD 5/21
    #4 purplemumof2 10/15
    #5 mollymunchkins 7/16
    #6 leimichellecat 13/16
    #7 phoenix_dragon 3/20
    #8 Nelliepie 5/18
    #9 Weasel1 0/21
    #10 glass_half_full 13/14
    #11 Rachel24 0/15
    #12 determinednewms 2/12
    #13 threepenny bit 0/9
    #14 teaandkittens 5/
    #15 poorbabie 3
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    MFW #52 £9000/£12000
  • swimminginaseaofdebtswimminginaseaofdebt Forumite
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    Thanks for setting the thread up this month, count me in please!

    I am at work 12 days this month, will aim to take my lunch in on 11 of those.
    VSPC 2019 #10 - £168.80/£100
    VSPC 2020 #4 - £262.03/£200
    VSPC 2021 #9 - £242.88/£200
    VSPC 2022 #3 - £0/£200
  • Purplemumof2Purplemumof2 Forumite
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    Morning,

    Count me in please, aiming for 15 this month :)
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  • FatVonDFatVonD Forumite
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    Part of the Furniture 1,000 Posts Combo Breaker I've been Money Tipped!
    I'm in for 21/21, I actually have a week off next week but I will be keeping the faith!

    Today I have YS mozzarella cheese 44p with cherry tomatoes and basil from the garden so a saving of 2.56

    Forgot, crisps 16p so just a 2.50 saving
    Make £25 a day in April £0/£750 (March £584, February £602, January £883.66)

    December £361.54, November £322.28, October £288.52, September £374.30, August £223.95, July £71.45, June £251.22, May£119.33, April £236.24, March £106.74, Feb £40.99, Jan £98.54) Total for 2017 - £2,495.10
  • Can I join in please? I've been terrible recently as the canteen in my work place provides hot meals for only £3.50 and every Wednesday that's a full roast dinner! As We only work half days on Friday's there's no lunch but a fry up id on offer. I avoided this today and had my own toasted teacakes from home.

    I often get bored of having the same thing every day when I make it myself - either a salad or a sandwich/wrap so I'd appreciate budget friendly ideas to mix it up a bit.

    Thanks in advance and good luck guys and girls!

    Nell
    Little One born 19/12/18
    5/5/18 I became Mrs Pie
    FTB June '17 - £144k mortgage, £134k remaining
  • I want to join! I'm at work 16 days this month, we have just had our family light bulb moment so this is perfect! I'm including coffee in my challenge, I'm terrible at the canteen!!!
    Taking on the world one debt at a time!!!

    Buy my car outright £0/£3300
    Buy a caravan £0/£7500
    Replace house windows £0/£5000
  • I need to do this! It's the vending machine for me and fizzy juice! Would be good seeing everyone's ideas!
  • Welcome everyone! If you let me know how many days you intend to take your own lunch to work I will add you to the list :)

    I hope you don't mind me setting one up for September FatVonD!
    01.05.2019 - Re-Mortgage - £142,000 :eek::eek::eek: Total overpaid to date: £15,584.33.
    MFW #52 £9000/£12000
  • I have got 16 work days this month so I'm going to aim for all of those, starting on Monday. I've stocked up on nice bits from Aldi , including emergency cup-a-soups! I'm going to make a few cheese sandwiches to put in the freezer so I can have cheese toasties using those toaster pockets.

    Packed lunches so far 0/16.
    Cos I don't shine if you don't shine.
  • I have got 16 work days this month so I'm going to aim for all of those, starting on Monday. I've stocked up on nice bits from Aldi , including emergency cup-a-soups! I'm going to make a few cheese sandwiches to put in the freezer so I can have cheese toasties using those toaster pockets.

    Packed lunches so far 0/16.
    Welcome :) Planning is the key! Good idea about the frozen cheese sandwiches for toasties!
    01.05.2019 - Re-Mortgage - £142,000 :eek::eek::eek: Total overpaid to date: £15,584.33.
    MFW #52 £9000/£12000
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