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November 2023 Grocery Challenge



  • A little late but declaring at £342.54/350
  • I'm declaring too as my pension arrives today - I'm at 2556.97/3000 for the year so far. So I have £443.03 for December without touching my £500 contingency.

    Suffolk Lass I believe starts with £400 in bulk at the beginning of the year and then spends it down as she goes..   - I could do this because of buying things that were on offer for the storecupboard, and building up the savings into a second purse idea (on the first page) then I bought things back by shopping from home. As you say, coffee is a big one, but BOGOF toilet paper (no pun intended), laundry detergent (I no-longer make it) and things like branded shower gloop I buy so I have 6 in stock, but I do have a walk in larder and a storage stack for the toiletries we share. Also things like tins that have a long date. I got a bit carried away in the pandemic so now I track it but don't keep a separate pot for stores. My freezer of meat needs using!

    Save £12k in 2024 - #2 target is £5000 only £798.34 so far
    OS Grocery Challenge 2024 25.04% spent or £754.10/£3,000 annual
    I also Reverse Meal Plan on that thread and grow much of our own premium price fruit and veg, joining in on the Grow your own thread
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