October 2008 Grocery Challenge. Please read first two posts.

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  • cw18cw18 Forumite
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    Would it be possible to amend the list so it shows how many in the family? 4 in mine - 2 adults - 2 children, 1- 2.5 yrs, 2- 7 mths. Can then decide what is the average per person?
    I was thinking the same thing earlier today, but then decided it would take MrsM hours to do that. I notice a few people have the info in their sigs or mention family info when they announce their target -- so was debating going back and noting a few down just out of interest to see how different people with similar family set-ups compare ;)

    (Mine's me, hubby, and 17 year old son -- but for food only as this is the specific area I'm trying to watch at the moment.)
    Cheryl
    Grocery Budget : January £124. Spent £21.53 in shops + £8.84 from stocks + £4.10 discounts squirreled away = £34.47
    Grocery Budget : 2022 £1560. Spent £21.53 in shops + £8.84 from stocks + £4.10 discounts squirrelled away = £34.47
  • Mrs M please put TheBees down for £350 again this month. :D

    Off to Lidl tomorrow for a few basics and then I will sit down and work out a menu plan for the next couple weeks. Using up lots of leftover individual portions lurking at the back of the freezer this week.

    I should finally get paid tomorrow for my first month in my new job. Just hope it all goes through smoothly as I haven't had a wage since the beginning of July!

    Good luck everyone for October.
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  • rosiebenrosieben Forumite
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    I have set a budget for October for groceries of 330. I have just realised we have friends coming over for dinner on Sat.

    My question is - should I work out how much the food costs and ignore it for budget or count it as part of main 330 budget?????

    Its entirely up to you but I seem to remember that some GC challengers have an 'entertaining' budget which they include meals out, takeaways and special meals?

    For anyone else wanting MrsMs' corned beef hash, I've put a link in the recipe index at the front of the thread :)
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  • Can you put us down for £400 this month, thanks.:A
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  • Goodevening All, can you put us down £400 for october. We now do our shopping at shops MrT and MrL . Could'nt believe the savings in just one month , cupboards, fridge and freezer full. So hoping for another good month :j .

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  • bookloverbooklover Forumite
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    Hello again

    Sorry to be nuisance but what does everyone's target include?

    For example, mine includes milk, fruit, veg, meat, cleaning stuff but not toiletries and Does Not include alcohol or magazines .

    Many thanks again for doing this.. :A

    Fiona
  • cw18cw18 Forumite
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    mine is food, but no cleaning products or toiletries (and definitely no newspapers or magazines). Would include any alcohol I buy for consumption at home, but not any hubby buys from his 'allowance' -- but as I only ever buy one bottle of wine at Christmas or New Year in a whole year it's not a serious dent in mine (especially as I'm too tight to pay more than £4 a bottle!)
    Cheryl
    Grocery Budget : January £124. Spent £21.53 in shops + £8.84 from stocks + £4.10 discounts squirreled away = £34.47
    Grocery Budget : 2022 £1560. Spent £21.53 in shops + £8.84 from stocks + £4.10 discounts squirrelled away = £34.47
  • I include all food, drink, cleaning products and nappies.
  • Hiya guys,
    Not been on for a while, probs with cash coming through for Oct:eek: :eek: :eek: :eek:
    been cooking from stores but that will get a bit boring when variety gets smaller.
    This could end up being a NSM hehehe, got ta larf eh, will go and catch up on posts, see ya

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  • Can I please be put down for £20 a week, I get paid four weekly so weekly targets would be easier.

    Thank you
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