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May 2008 Grocery Challenge

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  • Could you put me on the May list please? One of my challenges for today is to work out what the budget should be so will come back later with a number.

  • egonegon Forumite
    439 Posts
    Hi Mrs M, please put me down for £200 + €200.

    The € are for our trip to Germany at the end of the month. They are coming out of a different account though..... I might not need it all to stock up on certain things, as we are going over again at Christmas.

    We have been updating our budgets last night. How the h**k are some people managing? After everything going out etc, we might not bother planning any days out etc. Just no money left over. :eek: And I know, that a lot of people are worse off then us.
    Anyhow, I am now on a mission to get even better deals this year.

    Good luck everyone.

    I wish Germany had a website like moneysavingexpert!
  • weezl74weezl74 Forumite
    8.7K Posts
    Hi Mrs Macawber, I think I asked in the April challenge if I could carry my total over and keep posting in May, But I'm not sure if I said it in red, so might not have been very visible!:D

    April to june challenge:£40 per month for 3 months, £23.92 of £120 remaining

    Ta very much

    Weezl x

    :hello:Jonathan 'Fergie' Fergus William, born 05/03/09, 7lb 4.4oz:hello:
    :)Benjamin 'Kezzie' Kester Jacob, born 18/03/10, 7lb 5oz:)
    cash neutral gifts 2011, value of purchased gifts/actual paid/amount earnt to cover it £67/£3.60/£0
    january grocery challenge, feed 4 of us for £40
  • DisdisbiffDisdisbiff Forumite
    123 Posts
    Part of the Furniture 100 Posts Combo Breaker
    I would like to join the May Grocery Challenge my budget for this month will be £300 this is for 2 adults &3 children from 30/4-31/5
    Debt free since September 2018 :j:j:j
  • Savvy_sewingSavvy_sewing Forumite
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    Part of the Furniture 10,000 Posts Rampant Recycler
    Morning, can you put me in for £250 this month? Going to really try a bit harder this time, even if it is a longer month!! Already had Mr T delivery last night £80.30 (but that does include the batteries, so I may actually alter that a bit as they are not edible really are they!!). Babies mum's are remembering to buy some of the milk them selves now, and the babies are also on start of solids, so I think I need to get that Puree baby food stuff started before the jars take over. (so far been freebie ones that they had from baby clubs like Hipp).
    Good luck everyone.
    I want to follow this thread more often, and maybe research a few bits on the old ones, I miss so much only coming on every few days!!
    When I die I will know that I have lived, loved, mattered and made a difference, even if in a small way.
  • egonegon Forumite
    439 Posts
    Oh, can anyone post an easy recipe for HM rolls??? I tried Mrs M baps, but they didn't work out. Anything with milk in never seem to rise??? :confused:

    Thanks a lot

    I wish Germany had a website like moneysavingexpert!
  • Count me in please going to try really hard for a £285 this month.

    Might be hard though considering the shopping has come already and after a few bits i had already picked up end of the month i only have now £60 to last the rest of the month (omg)
    Still Trying :o
    Grocery challenge July 2016
  • gunsandbanjosgunsandbanjos Forumite
    12.2K Posts
    PPI Party Pooper

    This is the recipe i use for rolls, it makes 6 adult size rolls, or 8 kiddie ones.
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  • nessquic80nessquic80 Forumite
    328 Posts
    OOOOHHHH a shiney new thread, i spend ages reading through and never seem to get much done around the house unless it cooking and figureing out what to put in various dishes.went tesco yesterday and got some pork loins £5 for 7 pieces any suggestions i would normally just bake them!!anyway off to update sig....goodluck everyone!!
    always on the lookout for a bargin always better when its free!!:T

  • egonegon Forumite
    439 Posts
    Thanks gunsandbanjos!
    I wish Germany had a website like moneysavingexpert!
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