June 2008 Grocery Challenge

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  • yellowmonkeyyellowmonkey Forumite
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    Hi

    Doing better than I thought i would. Should give me a target to aim for in July.

    Had a little wander today into Aldi. Really impressed with how clean everything was and cheaper on some/most items. Think I will try to get some of my shopping from there next month.

    On the way home just to compare went into Waitrose :eek: . My god talk about expensive. I will NOT be getting my shopping from there :D

    Have a nice evening

    ym


  • searching_mesearching_me Forumite
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    MR S is BACK!! lol :rotfl: looks like i'll get my order after all :rotfl:
    :)Still searching .....:)
  • Have just frozen 1/2 a tikka masala and 1/2 a garlic nan that dd9 will have when we have pasta pesto next week.

    Have doled jelly into tupperware for tomorrows packed lunches,and popped pineapple juice into icelolly moulds for tomorrow after school.

    Will be having chicken and prawn paella ( all in fridge and storecupboard )tomorrow as our house guest goes early am Saturday.

    Cheap eats until OH gets here next Thursday can't wait - haven't seen him for 7 weeks!!!!!!!!!!!!! I've lost another 5lbs since I've last seen him.

    Chocolate Croissants for brekkie with Hot Choc and I'm whizzing off to gym to lose that 1/2 lb by Sat ( weigh day )

    Can anyone direct me to all those really great money saving tips like standing on loo rols,using 1 tbsp of washing detergent?????????


    annelouise :rotfl:
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  • kk*_2kk*_2 Forumite
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    Hi everyone, im quite new to these board and im just finding my feet so please be gentle!!

    I have a slight problem, ive managed to get myself in a right pickle and now im really worried, see the thing is my budget for next months shopping is about £70... this is for 2 adults and a cat, is it realistic?

    what are the best things to buy?

    ive got a few basics in the cupboards like beans, rice and some pasta but its never going to last all month!

    im gonna need, breakfast lunches and dinners!!
    im sorry if I sound stupid but im just used to paying about £200 for my monthly shop.

    I guess this is how im in this trouble in the first place.

    I really need som help please, i cant stop worrying about it

    k
    £1190 - EGG, £1500- TSB, £2000 - BARCLAYCARD, [STRIKE]£4500[/STRIKE],£2100 - MBNA, [STRIKE]£900[/STRIKE] [STRIKE]£500,[/STRIKE]. 0! - INLAWS!, £350 - NEXT, [STRIKE]£6000[/STRIKE],£4280 - BARCLAYS LOAN £900 - BARCLAYS OVERDRAFT, £1800 - OH BARCLAYS OVERDRAFT :eek:

    Debt at LBM jun 08 - [STRIKE]£19140 [/STRIKE] [STRIKE]£18740[/STRIKE] FEB 09 £14120 OH DEAR
  • Lucifa73Lucifa73 Forumite
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    I've got another £10 to add to my sig from yesterday then that should be me for the month. I'm well within my £200 but there was quite a bit of meat/fish in the freezer so I will keep £200 as my target for July (I will get back from hols on 6th July so my month will run from 6 to 31 July this time).

    Seriously need to get this GC licked now there's an extra mouth on the way...

    If I don't get back on have a great last week of June everybody and I'll see you all in July.

    Luc73 x
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  • carolt2carolt2 Forumite
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    kk* wrote: »
    Hi everyone, im quite new to these board and im just finding my feet so please be gentle!!

    I have a slight problem, ive managed to get myself in a right pickle and now im really worried, see the thing is my budget for next months shopping is about £70... this is for 2 adults and a cat, is it realistic?

    what are the best things to buy?

    ive got a few basics in the cupboards like beans, rice and some pasta but its never going to last all month!

    im gonna need, breakfast lunches and dinners!!
    im sorry if I sound stupid but im just used to paying about £200 for my monthly shop.

    I guess this is how im in this trouble in the first place.

    I really need som help please, i cant stop worrying about it

    k

    Hi there, have you looked at the grocery challenge thread on this board?

    There are lots of people on this challenge including myelf and there are plenty of idea on how to cut your budget.

    HTH
    'Be kinder than necessary, for everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle'
  • curly_cabbagecurly_cabbage Forumite
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    Hi all

    Wow what a day, 5th NSD which is flippin fantastic and Bellway homes call to say that they would now except our price (20% off asking price plus fee's) which is ever more flipping fantastic, its all go here!!

    CC
  • kk*_2kk*_2 Forumite
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    thankyou, I shall take a look
    £1190 - EGG, £1500- TSB, £2000 - BARCLAYCARD, [STRIKE]£4500[/STRIKE],£2100 - MBNA, [STRIKE]£900[/STRIKE] [STRIKE]£500,[/STRIKE]. 0! - INLAWS!, £350 - NEXT, [STRIKE]£6000[/STRIKE],£4280 - BARCLAYS LOAN £900 - BARCLAYS OVERDRAFT, £1800 - OH BARCLAYS OVERDRAFT :eek:

    Debt at LBM jun 08 - [STRIKE]£19140 [/STRIKE] [STRIKE]£18740[/STRIKE] FEB 09 £14120 OH DEAR
  • pebbles88pebbles88 Forumite
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    Hiya,

    i would certainly check out weezl's thread, 'old style versus the usda' on this board, she fed herself and her DH on £120 for 3 months, she is fantastic!!!

    HTH
    Please be nice to all moneysavers!
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    Big big thanks to Niddy, sorely missed from these boards..best cybersupport ever!!
  • Pink.Pink. Forumite
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    Hi kk,

    As carol has said the best place to get help and support with cutting your grocery bills is the Grocery Challenge thread so I'll add your post to it.

    Also have a look at Martin's article Supermarket Shopping which has lots of tips on saving money on groceries.

    Menu planning is another way that helps cutting back by only buying what you need. If you look in The Complete Menu Plans Collection there are lots of threads with good advice.

    There are some good ideas on these threads for cheap meals that might help:

    Cheapest recipes???

    Meal for two for 50p. Suggestions?

    The Cheapest Healthy Meal Ever!

    Feed 6 for £1.62

    Cheapest meal

    Your Cheapest Evening Meal.

    cheap, easy family meals

    Show Jamie How To Cook On A Budget Champagne Contest

    Meal idea's under £1


    Good luck with cutting back.

    Pink
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