June 2010 Grocery Challenge

edited 29 May 2010 at 2:23AM in Old Style MoneySaving
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  • Got a nice surprise this morning when I got a credit card statement through! I paid the card off last month but forgot about a bag I returned to Accessorize so today's statement showed a £38 credit balance. Decided to take DD2 and her friend to see the preview showing of Shrek at the Vue in Southport and paid with my card so it was effectively free! Mind you it is a good job because it cost £26.50 for the three of us just for the tickets! I went to Aldi on the way and got some haribo and drinks and took them to McDonalds afterwards for a treat - both those cost £12.54 so not bad for the whole day out! I have a large chicken (defrosted after my freezer inventory) in the oven for tonight's tea, along with a tray of roasting butternut squash, red onion and carrot. The chicken will do tonight's tea, sandwiches for DD2 for rest of the week and also a curry to put in the freezer. I was shocked by how much stuff I had in the fridge, freezer and cupboards - I just buy stuff on autopilot!

    ENDIS. Employed, no disposable income or savings!
  • poppy-glospoppy-glos Forumite
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    £220 budget again for june for poppy-glos please, a no-spend day today, so have started right.

    nov grocery challenge, £.227.69/300, 9/25 nsd: , 7 Cmo, 10 egm.
    Me, 10 yo dd, and the dog. all food and drinks, in and out, plus household shopping.
  • edited 1 June 2010 at 7:30PM
    vaticvatic Forumite
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    edited 1 June 2010 at 7:30PM
    Hello everyone! I'm a newbie. I used to be very OS when we were living on one income, but since starting a new job in January I've been increasingly cooking a whole heap less (was working 65-70 hours/week for the first three months :eek:).

    As a result of me cooking not so much, we've been relying on processed stuff a lot more :(

    Now that work is calming down, I'm trying to get back in the OS spirit and to cut down on our outrageous grocery bills. OH doesn't really see what's wrong with the spending, but if we're serious about saving up for a house we'll definitely need to cut back on the groceries we buy.

    With all that said, put me down for £220 for June.

    A small spend for me today because I finally bought a breadmaker -- something I've been eyeing since December! £3.64 for: 2 kg of organic flour at Asda, 12 sachets of yeast and a bottle of cider vinegar to make hm facial toner instead of splashing out for expensive stuff!
    March win: Fair Squared organic spa skincare set
    It isn't where you came from; it's where you're going that counts -- Ella Fitzgerald

  • tessie_beartessie_bear Forumite
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    hi...just spent £15 in asda...they had punnets of strawberries that said they were £1 but they went through at 60p...we have just eaten them and they were nice...might go and get some more tomorrow

    need to do the meal plans tomorrow for next week at some point but hey no rush

    im off into town too get some veg and a chicken tomorrow.....oh and i need a nice pudding but will make something
    tata tess
    onwards and upwards
  • LizzyPLizzyP Forumite
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    Thank you Mrs M for adding me, you are super efficient!
  • piperskypipersky Forumite
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    NSD for me today :), but I did do most of this weeks shopping yesterday so don't know if it's cheating to spend in May from June's budget, then claim the next day as a NSD??? Confused.com.

    Anyway, I still haven't found the NSD thread (get sidetracked with loads of other stuff) so I'm going to assume it's all good until I read through then I can follow the general concensus :) Everyone sounds positive today, probably because summer is here... yay for June!!! :D
    Part time GCer, NSDer, Comper and (Bad)Flylady :o
    A big shot is just a little shot that kept shooting ...
  • Flat_EricFlat_Eric Forumite
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    I haven't caught up properly with all your posts but I will do so hopefully before the week is out.

    I spent quite a lot over the weekend/bank holiday with two shops in Sainsburys and one in Tesco and this has eaten into the budget. I need to find the receipts and note the spends so that I can keep track rather than fall of the wagon at the first hurdle.

    Ive started carrying round an a5 ziplock wallet in which I keep all my money off vouchers and related supermarket loyalty cards etc so that I don't miss out / find myself cursing at the checkout wishing i had bought "x of x spend token".

    Im following Slimming World also so £10 got spent in Mr T today just on fruit ! Im completely overstocked on fruit now though as I won the fruit basket tonight ! My fridge is full but there doesn't seem to be much there to make meals ? so before the week is out, i must sit down and meal plan.

    I want to do as well as i can this month and i know that by coming on here and reading all your posts that it will keep me motivated so thank you. what is harry potter stew by the way ? sounds interesting. :D
  • I meant to ask earlier on - what is Harry Potter stew?

    ENDIS. Employed, no disposable income or savings!
  • PennyGrabberPennyGrabber Forumite
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    I have loads of single cream - what can i cook with it?!

    I have most of the contents of a supermarket in my kitchen, just need ideas!! Help please!

    I'm back again, as you can see, have been MIA for another couple of months. Fill you in when it's not bedtime!

    PG x
    Grocery challenge for family of three - me, dd(12) and ds(11), feeding dp 2 or 3 x a week too. Only food, not toiletries. Jan £87.97/£100 Feb £0/£100
    Frugal 2018 needed! Saving and NOT spending
  • kalojackalojac Forumite
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    Thank you for the thread, please put me down for £350, for 2 adults, 3 kids and a dog.

    So far my spends are: Iceland £82 (2 trips), stocked up on cereals, toiletries, juice, bread, etc for the month.

    Farmfoods £4.50, milk (2 x 4 pints for £1.50), pancakes, and fruit shoots

    Butcher, £12.30 (local strawberries were not an essential but they were sooo good)

    Tesco (B1G1F) Ribena £5.54 for 4 litres, and £2.00 for B1G1F Frubes £7.54
    So far £106.34:o
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