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July 2019 Grocery Challenge

edited 19 June 2019 at 10:44AM in Old Style MoneySaving
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  • Save_DoshSave_Dosh Forumite
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    Oh my goodness. We buried my friend today. Long story short, ended up running late, in an UBER for funeral. I was saying to my friend, I'm so sorry I'm late for your funeral. I get there and the hearse had broken down, so funeral delayed. OMG - he so did that.


    Anyway, back to earthly matters - been living totally out of stores n a few nights out. Spent 95p on some soya milk. That's all. Do need some bits, but might make do till Friday/Saturday as can't be arsed. I'm aiming to come in at £50 for the month n bank the rest in bulk fund, but I won't hold my breath
    August GC - Food £55.56/£80 Alcohol £17.24/£20
    Bulk Funds - Food £19.73 -
    Save 12k in 2019 £1,300/£5,000 - #155
  • JingsMyBucketJingsMyBucket Forumite
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    Hi all, just a quick check in before heading to bed. I have to check out of this Airbnb in the morning and head to a hotel. I’m currently in Paris and will be here for a few more days. I think the last time I updated was a couple days before leaving London. Here are my tallies so far:

    £7.36 spent in my last couple days in London last week, of which most of it was bottles of water.

    I’ve spent €76.13 in the last week in Paris! :eek: It’s definitely a shock in terms of prices vs the UK. On Sunday I went to a lovely neighbourhood market where I bought some rotisserie, fruit and other goodies. All in all, I’ve eaten pretty well so far. The hotel I’m switching to tomorrow includes breakfast so at least those costs will reduce. I also think there’s a fridge in my room so I'll have a way to keep cold water and maybe some salads to eat in my room. The temperature here was just fine until the past 30 hours or so when it soared. I was even planning to take the bus to my hotel in the morning but due to the temps I’ll take a cab to avoid being drenched after lugging my bags.

    In terms of GC budget, I'll either need to up my budget a bit or find ways to reduce my spending the next couple of weeks. It’ll likely be a bit of both.

    TOTALS SO FAR:
    €76.13/€200 and £222.52/£300
    6/12 NSD
    APRIL 2020 GC: $97.42/$300.00 // 3/12 NSD
  • JingsMyBucketJingsMyBucket Forumite
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    Save_Dosh wrote: »
    Oh my goodness. We buried my friend today. Long story short, ended up running late, in an UBER for funeral. I was saying to my friend, I'm so sorry I'm late for your funeral. I get there and the hearse had broken down, so funeral delayed. OMG - he so did that.

    Oh my gosh, Save Dosh, that’s a nerve wracking experience. Your friend totally waited for you too. :)
    APRIL 2020 GC: $97.42/$300.00 // 3/12 NSD
  • CRANKY40CRANKY40 Forumite
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    Good morning all,

    Wow Save Dosh how lovely that he waited for you.

    I'm on day 2 of my 3 days off rota at work. The HT and I are going running soon. Yesterday was busy - 2 loads of washing line dried, syrup loaf and cheese scones made, a little bit of gardening and something that the HT wanted in his online game acquired (one of his gaming friends said I was mother of the year for doing the work for that :rotfl:)

    Yesterday's meals

    Breakfast - cereal for the HT, toast for me

    Lunch - cheese and bacon toastie for the HT, pasta salad made the day before for me

    Dinner - half a pizza each (ready made bought on offer from Asda for a CBA day) with salad for me and nothing for HT

    Supper - none for me, ham roll with a packet of crisps and a fruit winder for HT

    I'm making a diet version of salmon and broccoli quiche today - it doesn't have pastry. The recipe says to chop up smoked salmon so I bought smoked salmon trimmings instead. Much cheaper and it's only going in a quiche.... I'll post today's meals later when I know what the HT is having for dinner.
  • pamsdishpamsdish Forumite
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    £11.13 On more salad stuff and veggies, box of mini magnum type things too.
    2018 £2285/£2149, 2019 £2000, 2020 £2000, Spend Jan -Sept £1006.52
    JAN £153.45 FEB £100.14 MARCH £138.87 APRIL £53.87 MAY £67.02 JUNE £122.21 JULY £104.92 AUGUST £99.38 SEPTEMBER £166.66
    OCTOBER £166.66-£27.52=£139.14-£9.90=£129.24-£8.71=£120.53-£6.51=£114.02-£37.45=£76.57
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  • Doom_and_GloomDoom_and_Gloom Forumite
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    We have spent £35.70 since our last post.

    I had vegetable chilli with quinoa for dinner.
    OH will be having stuffed pasta for dinner.

    Don't need much for the rest of the month so hoping what is left is fine.

    £181.18/£200.
    £18.82 left.
    I am a vegan woman. My OH is a lovely omni guy :D
  • CRANKY40CRANKY40 Forumite
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    Good afternoon all, £57.50 spent today and signature updated. I'm now feeding the HT three meals a day instead of two because it's school holidays. The freezer is full and there's plenty of fruit/veg/snacks so that should be it for the week.

    Yesterday's meals were :-

    Breakfast - banana on toast for me, cereal for HT

    Lunch - cheese and bacon toastie for HT, cous cous, fruit and yogurt for me

    Dinner - sausages, hash browns and beans for HT, salmon and broccoli quiche (from PON cookbook) with coleslaw for me.

    Supper - ham wrap and crisps (french fries) for HT, packet of crisps (Asda's own version of Pom bears - cheeky monkeys) and a satsuma for me.

    The salmon and broccoli quiche turned out very well. It's so tasty that it doesn't actually matter that there isn't any pastry. I'm going to have a try at making tiramisu from the same book this afternoon.
  • pamsdishpamsdish Forumite
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    Approximately £10 spent yesterday in Lidl and Morries, ordered 2 sacks of dog food £33, that lasts 2 months will need to restock her chicken too next week.
    2018 £2285/£2149, 2019 £2000, 2020 £2000, Spend Jan -Sept £1006.52
    JAN £153.45 FEB £100.14 MARCH £138.87 APRIL £53.87 MAY £67.02 JUNE £122.21 JULY £104.92 AUGUST £99.38 SEPTEMBER £166.66
    OCTOBER £166.66-£27.52=£139.14-£9.90=£129.24-£8.71=£120.53-£6.51=£114.02-£37.45=£76.57
  • Doom_and_GloomDoom_and_Gloom Forumite
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    We have spent £8.92 since our last post.

    I will be having butternut squash tofu Thai curry (cooked yesterday just have to re-heat) with rice noodles for dinner.
    OH is out.

    There is fruit enough for the month and I believe enough veg etc.
    Sunday and Monday will be NSD's.
    OH May need to buy things near the end of the month though so I won't declare yet.

    £190.10/£200.
    £9.90 left.
    I am a vegan woman. My OH is a lovely omni guy :D
  • takataka Forumite
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    Getting close to the end of the (calendar) month now. I've spent £114.90 out of a possible £161.20 so far. Still need to get a few bits for next week (fruit, veg, bread etc) so have challenged myself not to spend more than £15.30 on this (as this would bring this month £1/day under budget. ;)).

    Been trying to eat up stuff in my freezer but don't seem to have freed up as much space as I'd hopped. I'd like to do some batch cooking but there is still not enough room to freeze anything much. :o
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