July 2008 Grocery Challenge

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  • Mrs_Money_PennyMrs_Money_Penny Forumite
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    Hi Everyone

    Sorry to hear your news MERFE

    Went to Mr A tonight spend £24.54. Just toped up with F&V didn't get any supercook baking things as they were all gone. Did manage to get the Hovis bread mix at 32p so took the last 4 on the shelf. They will be used this month. Spend £3.20 on pop corn at the cinema. Used to take my own but one child likes the salt pop corn. Haven't seen it in the super markets can you buy it?
    Have a good evening everyone.
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  • Herbaholic-I always consider whether I actually need the whoopsie. Sometimes whilst I'm doing this its whipped away by someone but I don't like waste.
    Leopardlady-Glad you're knees are a bit better.
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  • Becky_2Becky_2 Forumite
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    Hi all!

    I haven't been part of this challenge for the last few months but I have noticed that I am spending less on food after moving house and for the first starting to shop in Tesco. I hope to join the challenge again in August.

    Good luck to everyone who is part of July's challenge.

    Becky
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  • Flylady_FlowerFlylady_Flower Forumite
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    :grouphug:MERFE So sorry to hear your news, I hope you and your OH are OK...:grouphug:

    Always_skint - I tend to include everything in my GC - groceries, personal stuff, clothing, etc, mainly because I don't want to go through my receipt to see what I've spent on what and have to split it up (although they are a lot shorter now than they used to be so would be much easier to do! :D ). I have seperate budget for fuel and one for going out (ha, not much in that one! :( ) and the rest is for bills. any spare after this goes into two different pots - a) savings (again, ha! :() or b) paying off debts (thats more likely!) :rotfl:

    Fertyskids - Sounds like the cottage pie went well, it seems you're cooking is coming on leaps & bounds now - knew you could do it! :T :T :T

    Had to spend £30 on DS's glasses today (not from GC, from savings, see told you we didn't have any!) and specsavers changed mine over too as I didn't like my new frames - they were really good about it, no charge or anything and it wasn't their fault... Didn't spend anything and we had to look around the town for nearly an hour while we waited, I was really pleased with myself until I had to come out of the car park and it cost me £1!, god, I HATE paying for parking :mad: , so after 3 NSD's I have to add £1 to the pot! :mad:
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  • Love and hugs to you and yours Merfe x

    Hiya all

    NSD today, saved by the rain haha.

    Also had a free diner today : Lovely stuffed lamb given by DP as he had too much to eat, Carrots/swede given by mr&mrs's daughter, Jersey royal pots brought back by my mum (she loves jersey whooohoo)She sent mrs and me flowers from there too:j so a lovely meal much enjoyed and free, perhaps this could be a new challenge to me, How many free meals can I get in a month:rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:

    All this talk of muffins is making me put on weight just thinking about them:rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:
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  • KAAT_LADYKAAT_LADY Forumite
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    good evening all

    just updated signature and am off to bed now so see you tomorrow


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  • busy_mum_4busy_mum_4 Forumite
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    Really glad to see you up here Nicki:D

    Just got an email from Mr S, he is doing BOGOF on 500g skinless chicken breasts. HTH someone, guess where i'm going tomorrow?


    Thanks for that I need chicken this week, good price. I will be visiting Mr S 2moro too:j
    :hello: JULY G/C £50 WEEK

    WEEK 1 = £69.50 :eek:

    WEEK 2 = £60.83:eek:
    Week 3 :mad: £72.05 :mad:
  • perrywinkleperrywinkle Forumite
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    You're in my thoughts Merfe

    Just updating signature - another sunny day today - three in a row - this could be our Summer! - all due to change tomorrow but will wait and see as they've got the forecast wrong so far this week.
  • Flylady_FlowerFlylady_Flower Forumite
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    another sunny day today - three in a row - this could be our Summer! - all due to change tomorrow but will wait and see as they've got the forecast wrong so far this week.

    Ooooh, I'm moving to where you live - we've had rain for 3 days now - and today I don't think it's stopped once! :mad:

    EDIT: Oh, sorry, I seem to have my angry head on today (sound like aunt sally!) - I've used the angry smiley about 5 times today.... sorry, better mood tomorrow, think the rain has got in and made me rusty today....:rotfl:
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  • perrywinkleperrywinkle Forumite
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    Ooooh, I'm moving to where you live - we've had rain for 3 days now - and today I don't think it's stopped once! :mad:

    EDIT: Oh, sorry, I seem to have my angry head on today (sound like aunt sally!) - I've used the angry smiley about 5 times today.... sorry, better mood tomorrow, think the rain has got in and made me rusty today....

    Hi Denise,

    this isn't our normal weather - unfortunately - after all I'm in north east Scotland which isn't known for its sunny weather - think on the whole you're better off where you are!

    Tomorrow can only be better!
    Perrywinkle
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