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March 2010 Grocery Challenge

edited 28 February 2010 at 10:01PM in Old Style MoneySaving
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  • freakyogrefreakyogre Forumite
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    £1.87 spent in Lidl today - apples, carrots and kiwi fruit
    Grocery challenge - Nov: £52/£100
  • edited 13 March 2010 at 7:42PM
    ellemmellemm Forumite
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    edited 13 March 2010 at 7:42PM
    Small spends today in A*di, T*sco & I*eland totalling £21.69.

    Did also plan to get the toilet rolls & chicken from c*op as mentioned above but ran out of steam :o will go tomorrow.

    Going to batch cook some mince for shepherd's pie, beef for steak pie and perhaps a gingerbread, will see how the energy levels are :D

    ETA - Another £46 on to the total for today for a hunk of Scottish sirloin steak from M*kro but got 20 lovely steaks out of it so will last us for several months as only OH eats them.

  • NJW69NJW69 Forumite
    841 posts
    Mortgage-free Glee!
    Spent £10 in Sainsburys yesterday. Two lots of 2 litres of milk, some sausage rolls, some pork pies. some barbeque ribs on whoopsie, two packs of 400g bacon and a large bar of Cadburys chocolate.
    GC Jan £318/£350, Feb £221.84/£300, Mar £200.00/£250 Apr £201.05/£200 May £199.61/£200 June £17.25/£200

    NSD Feb 23/12 :j NSD Mar 20/20 NSD Apr 24/20
    May 24/24
  • SunnydaySunnyday Forumite
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    Part of the Furniture Combo Breaker
    Hi all,

    i see that everyone is having small spends today :D

    Mines a big bigger than i thought that it would be at £19.68 I thought that it would be around £15 but there were a couple of things that i don`t want to run out of so i`ve stocked up a bit.

    Last week when DH went to MrM there was no pearl barley on the shelf and when he asked if they had any he was told that they had stopped selling it. This week when i went there was loads so i`ll bet the lazy so and so that he asked didn`t want to go and look :mad: never mind as i`ve plenty in now. I almost went to MrA instead as i needed it this week but Dad wanted me to take him to MrM so i did the shop there.

    Off to update siggy now.

    Planning on starting the GC again soon :p
  • And yet another spend - the 2nd today. I actually forced myself to go to the gym in the hope that it would wake me up a bit & revitilise me (hasn't happened, I don't think!) and as it near town I walked in & stocked up on the toilet rolls, chocolate bars & milk from Farm Foods plus some veg from the market.
    I definitely need to do some baking tomorrow because I now have a huge bag of bananas for £1 and the banana loaf I made the other day was a hit with everyone (well not DSS but then they hardly like anything I make!).
    Grocery aim £450pm.Spent £519 August, £584 July, £544 June, £541 May, £549 April, £517 March, £517 Feb,£555 Jan, £573 Dec, £465Nov, £561Oct, £493Sept, £426Aug,£496 Jul, £528Jun, £506May,£498April, £558 March, £500Feb, £500 Jan, £490 Dec, £555 Nov,£566 Oct, £505Sept, £450Aug, £410 July, £437 June, £491 May, £471 April, £440 March, £552Feb, £462Jan
  • Hello NSD about 3 this week but went to Mr T for flavored water and eggs yesterday so £5.25
    Mr M yesterday 2 bags sugar for £1.50
    Mr Lidl today as mum tipped us that fruit and veg cheap and it was we got garlic, pears,,kiwi fruits,6 mangoesyum yum, lemons, spring onions and an aubergine all for £7.00
    Back to Mr M for a few bits I needed for baking and ratatoue £8.94
    Just off to update sig
    In the oven bara brith and butterfly cakes and rat all made
    Weight loss challenge 66lb to go /59lb's lost

    Grocery Budget January £150/£175
    Feb £150/
  • lizzysheplizzyshep Forumite
    255 posts
    Well, we're nearly half way through March and so far I've only spent £22.43 on groceries - even more incredible is that this week's spend came in at a grand total of £3.39! Obviously I have a lot of food in the house, plus I've got two parents evenings at work this week, so they will feed me, but I never thought I'd do this well. Just shows what can happen if you put your mind to it! If I keep this up, I will be saving about £400 a year based on what I was spending before, which is good news :)
    April Grocery Challenge: £80/£64.39
    March No Spend Days: 15/7
  • Maisie_MMaisie_M Forumite
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    well weekly shop completed today and it came to £24.21. Hoping I don't need anything else this week.

    Baking potatos are 4 for 50p at the moment in tesco if anyone is interested. They make a nice cheap and tasty tea for me and ds with chilli, savoury mince or curry yum yum, so a good buy for us.

  • guccigooguccigoo Forumite
    483 posts
    all i bought today was a baguette cos we had the beef stew that i froze in the week :j
    I will lose 2 stone by this summer!!!!!!
  • ragz_2ragz_2 Forumite
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    £26 spend in Tesco. Didn't do a full shop though, DH was waiting in the car with kids and baby so didn't want to leave them long!
    Ragz is busy studying ;)
    Progress is easier to acheive than perfection.
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