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October 2018 Grocery Challenge

edited 18 September 2018 at 10:32AM in Old Style MoneySaving
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  • Save_DoshSave_Dosh Forumite
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    Can I be put down for my usual £8o for the month. This is to include everything. I'm hoping to come in much lower, as I'm going to do a lot of batch cooking n meal planning (she says). I might do a separate £1 a day grocery challenge for October, not in the true sense, but also including stores - if I can be asked to stock take. I have lots of stuff still 'lurking' n it needs to be gone. If I do, I will post a link if anyone is interested in seeing what I do n giving me some tips etc. Good luck everyone.
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  • peony40peony40 Forumite
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    Hello,

    Please can you put me down for £200

    This is to cover housekeeping/food for two adults from 27/9 to 25/10. I have had one delivery already of £115.12 as needed bits in for hubby watching Ryder Cup!

    Good luck all, and thanks for running this thread.
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  • MadamMim2013MadamMim2013 Forumite
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    Please put me down for £300 for this month Thankooo :)
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  • nannygladysnannygladys Forumite
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    Hi everyone
    Day 3 for me and still no spends, again I haven't been out so eaten out of the cupboards.
    I did do an inventory of the freezer and I have stacks of veggies!!!! could be down to the lottie I have!! so I have written a shopping list but I will hold off another day before I go and do it.
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    lauralou93lauralou93 Forumite
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    edited 28 September 2018 at 5:06PM
    Hi I'm going to be aiming for £160 this month from 5/10-2/11
    Fingers crossed, will start planning and utilizing cupboards now

    2 adults and 2 young boys,
    £145.77/160 October 2018 grocery challenge 5/10/18-2/11/18


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  • caronccaronc Forumite
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    Please add me for £200 this month - a combination of 5 week month, the kids home at various points and cooking for friends means a hike in GC spend is needed. Thanks

    My month runs from 28/09 to 29/10.

    £31 spent today so £31/£200 so far.

  • thriftwizardthriftwizard Forumite
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    Well, I'm off to a disastrous start; I had to call an ambulance to OH early this morning, as he was doubled up with chest pains & having difficulty breathing. We spent a merry 6 hours in Coronary Care; luckily he apparently has the heart of a 21-year-old, but also has trapped a nerve in his spine. By this time I was late to get DS3 & all his goods & chattels back to uni (year 7, middle year of PhD, preparation time needed before starting back on Monday) so spent the next 4 hours sitting in traffic jams. Reeling home exhausted, I just couldn't face cooking, not to mention the fact that Friday is my food shopping day, and I've just thrown out vast quantities of food from my store-cupboard, so there wasn't much there to cook! So £25 has gone straight away on fish & chips, but I think I'm going to take it out of this month's entertainment budget, as I'm not anticipating needing that for anything else.
    Angie

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  • Suffolk_lassSuffolk_lass Forumite
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    Well, I'm off to a disastrous start; I had to call an ambulance to OH early this morning, as he was doubled up with chest pains & having difficulty breathing. We spent a merry 6 hours in Coronary Care; luckily he apparently has the heart of a 21-year-old, but also has trapped a nerve in his spine. By this time I was late to get DS3 & all his goods & chattels back to uni (year 7, middle year of PhD, preparation time needed before starting back on Monday) so spent the next 4 hours sitting in traffic jams. Reeling home exhausted, I just couldn't face cooking, not to mention the fact that Friday is my food shopping day, and I've just thrown out vast quantities of food from my store-cupboard, so there wasn't much there to cook! So £25 has gone straight away on fish & chips, but I think I'm going to take it out of this month's entertainment budget, as I'm not anticipating needing that for anything else.

    What a terrible worry for you. I do hope that all settles down. I would think using some of your entertainment for the sheer weight off your shoulders is probably a good way to use that. Just in terms of stress relief it must have made you feel better, and that is what entertainment is meant to do :)

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  • Hopeless_CaseHopeless_Case Forumite
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    Well, I'm off to a disastrous start; I had to call an ambulance to OH early this morning, as he was doubled up with chest pains & having difficulty breathing. We spent a merry 6 hours in Coronary Care; luckily he apparently has the heart of a 21-year-old, but also has trapped a nerve in his spine. By this time I was late to get DS3 & all his goods & chattels back to uni (year 7, middle year of PhD, preparation time needed before starting back on Monday) so spent the next 4 hours sitting in traffic jams. Reeling home exhausted, I just couldn't face cooking, not to mention the fact that Friday is my food shopping day, and I've just thrown out vast quantities of food from my store-cupboard, so there wasn't much there to cook! So £25 has gone straight away on fish & chips, but I think I'm going to take it out of this month's entertainment budget, as I'm not anticipating needing that for anything else.


    Awful start to month, but thank goodness he was OK! Agree with taking it from entertainment budget

    First spend of the month for me, £29.68 - that did include a birthday present, but as that was meant to come from last month's budget and I didn't buy it and the budget got swallowed up in holiday spending, it's going to have to come from the grocery budget! :o

    £29.68/£200
  • chocolatelover93chocolatelover93 Forumite
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    After a terrible month in Sept I am going to start again in Oct and hope that I can spend less! I am going to be super tight as there is only me and my son to buy for. I am giving my CC to my parents so I can't be tempted to use it. And NO takeaways or buying food and drinks when I am out. I'm going to make sure I have stuff with me :D

    C xx
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