November 2009 Grocery Challenge

edited 28 October 2009 at 3:47PM in Old Style MoneySaving
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  • Sorry for posting late total for this month was £257.15 just under will have to work out next month budget.
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  • Declaring at £108.63

    Budget was £130 but that was a guess. Not doing the whole December as I'll be home from uni in a couple of weeks and I don't actually need any groceries until January but I'll be back then!
    December GC £23.43/120 :T
    Nationwide Overdraft £1136, Natwest Overdraft £1800(interest free), Natwest Credit Card £155/£350 :eek:
    Aim to clear overdrafts by Summer 2010
    Saving for Elective £0 so far!
  • Checking in with £166.26 in November, went a bit over my £150 target.

    On to December!

    March GC: £147.75/£180 groceries + £36.75/£50 meals out

    February: £163.19/£180 + £66.14/£50 monthly budget for eating out Total £229.33/£230 :j
    January: £170.01/£170
  • Declaring for November at £312.58 Just as well as oven conked out yesterday! :rolleyes:
    GC Oct £387.69/£400, GC Nov £312.58/£400, GC Dec £111.87/£400
  • Hi All

    Just posting my last weeks shopping spend, as i forgot to do it until I started writing this weeks one!. Just to remind you its for 2 adults and a total of £140 for the month

    Week 3
    Aldi £13.27
    Asda £14.89
    Butchers £4.80
    Somerfield £1.20

    Total spend Week 2 £34.16

    Week 1 £28.75
    Week 2 £35.30
    Week 3 £34.16

    Amount left for the last week £41.79.
    Feeling confident I can do it!!!!!
    Also, my sister has kindly given me a slow cooker (she's upgraded to a larger one) so looking forwards to experimenting and searching on here for recipies, pork chops in as I type!!!
  • STILL haven't totalled November, but I was well under budget last time I checked. I'm sticking to £300 for December - just off to find the new thread.
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  • I'm going out for dinner tonight. Supposed I'd better count that into my total. Will probably equate to a week's supermarket spend! Never mind - It'll be a nice treat.
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    2010 Challenges:
    Pay off credit cards :rolleyes:
    Save towards a house deposit :j
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    January 2010 Grocery Challenge £75.92/£80 :rolleyes: (lost 7.5 pounds so far
  • Hi Guys!!

    Well although I haven't been on here much to report my progress, I have stuck at it for this first month of my Grocery Challenge, and done ok I think! My budget was £80 and that was for just me.

    Wk1 - £20.02
    Wk2 - £8.59
    Wk3 - £14.98
    Wk4 - £33.01
    TOTAL £76.60

    Quite happy with that, as week four included some Baileys that I almost didn't count, and that will last me a while yet. Gonna cut my budget for December as I think I can do better, and I'll be at my parents for a fair chunk of it.
    NST September: SFD 17/20, food £62.87/£60, travel £61.55/£40, Outings £39.80/£100, Allotment £7.17/£30 Other: £42.32, Meditation ?/30.
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