March 2010 Grocery Challenge

edited 28 February 2010 at 9:01PM in Old Style MoneySaving
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  • CleosmumCleosmum Forumite
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    Part of the Furniture Combo Breaker
    I am declaring £229.53 and I am ruddy chuffed! :j:j:j I have come in £70.47 under budget :T

    Heres to April and my £260 budget :beer:
  • SunnyGirlSunnyGirl Forumite
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    Just quickly updating today's shopping £73.93 and declaring for March at £368.57 :T

    See everyone over on the April thread!
  • Spirit_2Spirit_2 Forumite
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    Rather useless this month - £381 - overshot by £50. I console myself that if I wasn't doing this challenge I would have spent a great deal more.

    Well done to those who stuck to their plans.
  • hilly123hilly123 Forumite
    25 Posts
    Absolutely pants this month must try harder for April!!!;) Please put me down for £280
    £460/2000 mortg overpayment
  • banwabanwa Forumite
    952 Posts
    I came in at £320 (budget was £296)

    £24 over budget. And believe it or not, I couldn't be much happier because it is such an improvement. :j

    Good luck for April everyone
    Debt £26k 18/10/14
  • edited 31 March 2010 at 8:42PM
    lizziebabelizziebabe Forumite
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    edited 31 March 2010 at 8:42PM
    Hi - declaring for March, £149.27 which is £10.73 under for this month. :j However will go back up to £175 for April as have more costs in that month.

    Congrats to everyone for another month and all the best for April.

    Many thanks for the recipe Moniker.

    Going over to the new thread now.
  • cw18cw18 Forumite
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    Part of the Furniture 1,000 Posts Name Dropper Photogenic
    Waaaay over my March budget...... Reduced my budget to £106 when DS1 made it clear he wasn't staying here while home on leave, but even with the few days 'allowance' I'd had for him I'm still way over :o

    Final figures for the month show as
    Mar : budget £106 / spend £167.97 / whoopsie spend £122.42 / whoopsie value £487.66

    But my figures to the end of March show as
    budget £320 / spend £299.04 / whoopsie spend £170.98 / whoopsie value £724.83

    So technically I'm still within my annual budget.... it's just that since 1st Jan I've used £63 of groceries I already had in stock, and was hoping to have all that money tucked away to stockpile towards year end. I only have £20.96 of that left, but a lot of what I've bought this month is stockpiled for the next few months - so in theory I should be able to claw back to a 'status quo' by then end of the Summer !?!?!?!?
    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
  • BotanyBotany Forumite
    244 Posts
    Well it's the evening of the 31st so I'm declaring....

    £268.55 spent
    £1.45 under budget

    Not too bad! Tomorrow I shall go to the dreaded Mr T (with a list!) for my first April shop. Let's hope I behave........ :D
  • katenutkatenut Forumite
    530 Posts
    I'd like to declare £138.60 for March please - well under my budget woohoo!! The cupboards are looking very bare though, need a big shop when my wages clear.
    Heading over to April now, see you all there! xx
    Trying to jump back onto the moneysaving wagon .... :cool:
  • topsyturphytopsyturphy Forumite
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    Part of the Furniture 1,000 Posts
    Managed to keep under budget spent £158.47:T, failed miserably in February though.
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