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July 2019 Grocery Challenge

edited 19 June 2019 at 11:44AM in Old Style MoneySaving
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  • thrifty-hayleythrifty-hayley Forumite
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    Spent £19.21 today in Aldi for my weekly shop. Hopefully shouldn't need to top up midweek.
    #84 Make £2020 in 2020 challenge
    Grocery Challenge January £0/£80
  • flubberyzingflubberyzing Forumite
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    A £12.77 spend in Lidl to start the month. Mostly all fruit and veg, and a frozen pizza for dinner tonight!
    Because it's fun to have money!
    £0/£70 August GC
    £68.35/£70 July GC
    January-June 2019 = £356.94/£420
  • thriftwizardthriftwizard Forumite
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    Eeeek! Have added a round £100 to my total, pending a Final Reckoning with DD1; we've just done the monthly non-perishables run to L1dls, where she was acquiring bits for her party next weekend. The total spend was £106, of which she thinks a mere £6 was hers. But our normal spend is £70-£80... we'll go through the receipt together...

    GC Aug 20 £122.99/£450
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  • Saver.The.TasteSaver.The.Taste Forumite
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    Done my monthly shop and did some replenishing of the store cupboard, total has gone very close to budget already, but stocked up heavily on my oat milk, so will only need bread for the rest of the month and maybe some veg, still going to be running close to the line though!

    £118.76 spent out of £126
    February Bring Your Lunch To Work 12/19
    February Grocery Challenge £48.25/£100 48%
    February No Spend Days 12/17
  • edited 1 July 2019 at 7:05PM
    Doom_and_GloomDoom_and_Gloom Forumite
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    edited 1 July 2019 at 7:05PM
    Month started for us today and we have spent £7.92.

    OH is having dinner at his parents tonight.
    I'm having pasta salad tonight.

    I have soya beans soaking right now so I can make soya milk tomorrow. I will use the okara from it for the vegetable Bolognese planned to make okara balls.

    Meal plan for my dinners for the week.
    Pasta salad
    Balsamic veggie pasta
    Vegetable Bolognese
    Vegetable fajitas
    Vegetable burritos
    Burrito/fajita bowl
    Vegan pizza, salad and chips

    I have most of what is needed for the dinners in already. Hopefully it will be a cheap week.

    £192.08 left.

    ETA - I saved the aquafaba from the chickpeas used in the pasta salad. I will make mayonnaise out of it tomorrow.
    I am a vegan woman. My OH is a lovely omni guy :D
  • dan958dan958 Forumite
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    Month has started. Lets try and do £120.

    This will be my first month doing this, so lets hope I can stick to this budget.
  • PipneyJanePipneyJane Forumite
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    Afternoon All.

    I’ve got 3 spends to declare from the weekend: £10.30 spent on fresh veg at the farm shop, £11.74 at Lidl (mainly on cheddar, butter, toiletries and squash) and £40.41 on our main shop for the month at MrT’s. This means we’ve spent £62.45/£120, with £57.55 to last for the rest of the month.

    - Pip
    "Be the type of woman that when you get out of bed in the morning, the devil says 'Oh crap. She's up.' " o:)

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  • edited 2 July 2019 at 9:11AM
    CRANKY40CRANKY40 Forumite
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    edited 2 July 2019 at 9:11AM
    Hello everyone and thanks for the thread Elsiepac. I really need to join in this month please. My grocery cupboards have far too much in them and some of it needs using up. Meals are a bit chaotic as I have a 14 year old son who would happily eat pasta with a tomato based sauce every night if I let him and then there's me - I'm almost permanently engaged in an attempt to lose weight.

    I did join the grocery challenge at the beginning of the year but due to circumstances I stopped keeping proper track of food spending. One of my closest friends was very ill so I was spending money on treats and on making treats for her (it was cancer so although she was ill, the massive doses of steroids that she was taking made her very hungry). I also started working in April. Until then I'd spent 9 years being a stay at home mum after being widowed when my ds was 4 (I tried to keep working at the time but holiday time childcare was unavailable so gave up almost 9 months after being widowed).

    It would be easy to use the extra money from my wages for convenience/junk food and to some extent I did when my friend was ill and we spent a lot of time hospital visiting. We also ate a fair bit of junk food/takeaway rubbish the week after my friend died. I'm hoping to record our meals every day on here to make myself accountable and also to stick to the budget that I will set myself and hopefully to come in under budget.

    July is a 5 week month for me so I will start with a budget of £300 please. That will be food/toiletries etc for me, ds and food/litter for 1 cat.
  • pamsdishpamsdish Forumite
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    Spent about £7.50 in Asda on Sunday, 2 packs of y.s. pork chops and 2 packs of pigs liver, vacumn packed and frozen 8 nice thick chops and 4 paacks of liver. With the spend in Aldi last week will update signature £15
    2018 £2285/£2149, 2019 £2000, 2020 £2000, Spend Jan -July £740.48
    JAN £153.45 FEB £100.14 MARCH £138.87 APRIL £53.87 MAY £67.02 JUNE £122.21 JULY £104.92
  • CRANKY40CRANKY40 Forumite
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    I'm off work today so I'm going to do a total freezer and cupboard inventory. That should keep me busy until lunchtime :o
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