November 2009 Grocery Challenge

edited 28 October 2009 at 2:47PM in Old Style MoneySaving
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  • I'd like to declare at €467 please - DH did the final shop on Sat and I know he only spent €25 cos he was bragging about it. And he had already managed to get a free Xmas tree (only 4', but real when we were going to resort to the fake this year!!) earlier in the morning as he was in B&Q and buying enough stuff anyway (didn't even know about it till the girl at till told him to take the tree, he'd bought enough!!).
    GC 2010 €6,000/ €5,897

    GC 2011:Overall Target: €6,000/
    €5,442 by October

    Back on the wagon again in 2014
    Apr €587.82/€550 May €453.31 /€550
  • AngelfeathersAngelfeathers Forumite
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    I would like to declare at £302.21 for November please! £47.79 under my official budget, and only £2.21 over my unofficial one, so I'm pretty damn pleased!

    Still trying to work out what to put down for December...
    I'm broke, not poor. Poor sounds permanent, broke can be fixed. (Thoroughly Modern Millie)
    LBM June 2009, Debt Free (except mortgage) Sept 2016 - DONE IT!
  • MrsBartolozziMrsBartolozzi Forumite
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    Part of the Furniture Combo Breaker I've been Money Tipped!
    Well, my last day and I've not really kept proper track in the last 2 weeks. I do know that I came in at around the £200 mark including a lot of Pepsi and pringles from Morrisons deals. I've also bought a couple of Xmas pressies and some Xmas food from supermarkets too which is included in this total, so I'm happy enough - paid for my dishwasher, which was my intention!
    I'll bow out for December, I've no idea what we are doing over Xmas - might end up at inlaws:eek:, so I'll need to factor in travel instead :rolleyes:.

    Well done to those who made it under budget, and commiserations to those who didn't quite make it - it's not a race, it's an ongoing challenge and I reckon if you are now looking at what you spend on food, you're likely to be spending less anyway, so good luck for the coming months - as someone says baby steps!

    It's only a game

    ~*~*~ We're only here to dream
  • MadamMim2013MadamMim2013 Forumite
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    Declaring £ 243.88 for November :D:T

    £250 for December please, thanks:j
    "There's a little witch in all of us"🥰
    DEBT FREE 06/2018
  • pammyj74pammyj74 Forumite
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    declaring £133/£120 :(

    have joined the december one but thinking I might go over on that too, but with using the SC and having a few meals already frozen I might be ok ?
    MPs left feb '08 276- Dec 13 36 :T MB Jan 10 ~ £82,377 Dec 13 ~ £29987
    EMFD was Feb 32 :eek: NOW Dec 2013 its Dec 2016
    MF new target Dec 16 REACHED!! :j
  • Mrs_Money_PennyMrs_Money_Penny Forumite
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    Hi All

    Just updated signature coming in at November £2338.04 from an annual budget of £2700. Many thanks Helen for all your hard work.
    £44752.79/savings £40892.30
  • Hi. I'd like to declare £193.37 for November. Thats £6.63 under budget. :j Thanks for the challenge.:T
  • ArilAril Forumite
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    Declaring £198 so just made it by the skin of my teeth:j:j Please put me down for £200 for December.
    Best of luck all [although with all those naughty Chrimble treats I wonder just how disciplined I might be:rotfl::rotfl:

    Aiming for a life of elegant frugality wearing a new-to-me silk shirt rather than one of hair!
  • cw18cw18 Forumite
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    Allowed myself to be tempted by 3 more Whoopsie items in Mr M tonight (on my way out of work), so have overspent by exactly £6.00 this month

    declaring at £99.80

    However, I'm not concerned as I'm still under my 'annual to date' target :)

    Figures for the year so far now stand at
    Budget of £1211.45
    Actual spend of £1198.25 (so I'm actually under budget by £13.20)

    Actual spend includes a total of £366.67 spent of Whoopsie items, with a shelf value of £1340.70 - meaning my £1198.25 spend has bought me goods worth £2172.66 :T

    Only 8 NSDs in November, but this brings my total to date for 2009 up to 122
    Grocery Budget : January £155. Spent £33.75 in shops + £0.00 from stocks = £32.45
    Grocery Budget : 2021 £1825. Spent £33.75 in shops + £0.00 from stocks = £32.45
  • BotanyBotany Forumite
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    Allrighty, ready to declare....

    November: £191.29 .... meaning I am £41.29 over budget (and it was just a 2-week month for me! :mad:)

    As a 'punishment', I have revised my next GC budget down from the £300 I would have wanted it to be to .... £ 258.71 for December.

    (Basically I have taken out the amount I've over-spent in November)

    I know it's a funny figure but it's all done on Excel so it's easy to keep track of it. I'm assuming the philosophy that every penny counts: If I go over budget I must make up for it the following month - if instead I happen to save some money, then I must save that up in a savings account immediately. Yes! I'm that determined!!!


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