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January 2011 Grocery Challenge

edited 29 December 2010 at 11:09AM in Old Style MoneySaving
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  • larmy16larmy16 Forumite
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    I am still on £1 spent for January so far! Not bad eh? :)
    Grocery Challenge £139/240 until 31/01
    Taking part in Sealed Pot No.819/2011
    Only essentials on Ebay/Amazon

  • jintybjintyb Forumite
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    Hi everyone!

    Congratulations on your wonderful achievement Mrs Macawber and also to Toddles on your great news!

    Well done Spigs on getting organised re spreadsheets - I love a spreadsheet (sad, eh) Do you have a template you'd be willing to share? Mine is a bit erratic! BTW I really enjoy your essays!

    Have just done my meal plan for this week (the majority out of the freezer)
    Monday - ham, tatties and cabbage
    Tues - scampi, chips, peas and tartare sauce
    Wed - omelettes ( easy tea as I'm working)
    Thurs - HM chilli & rice
    Friday - bangers, mash & veg
    Sat - usual weekly takeaway
    Sun - chicken casserole, veg, tatties and giant yorkies

    Will make some bakes this week - probably a gingerbread and an apple and bramble cake:) This will do instead of puds;)

    you will always be rich enough to be generous.
  • jayIIjayII Forumite
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    Morning all.

    Congratulations on your wonderful news, Toddles.

    I hope everyone is well today.

    I have Mr T delivering this evening, but it is around half my usual spend, so with luck it will be a good start to the month.
    [FONT=&quot][FONT=&quot] Fighting the biggest battle of my life. :( Started 30th January 2018.
  • lou1981lou1981 Forumite
    100 posts
    Morning I still havent spent anything and everywhere is still full to bursting.
    I found some leftover roast lamb in the freezer so shepherds pie tonight and a loaf of bread in BM to go with. I am still feeling really positive.
    Jan Grocery Challenge £48.21/£200
    NSD Jan5/10
    Clothing Challenge £6/£200
  • pavlovs_dogpavlovs_dog Forumite
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    Mothership wrote: »
    uneaten yogurts get turned into delicious scones.

    how does this work please?
    know thyself
    Nid wy'n gofyn bywyd moethus...
  • edited 3 January 2011 at 12:15PM
    sistercassistercas Forumite
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    Part of the Furniture Debt-free and Proud!
    edited 3 January 2011 at 12:15PM
    have spent a fortune already for jans GC
    £26 in l!dl
    £78 in sainsbugs
    i dont know why i spend so much , i cook from scratch , i dont buy expensive stuff , i buy cheap pop for the kids , i pick up offers/whoopsies i dont know how you all manage on so little you are all an inspiration
  • majjakmajjak Forumite
    380 posts
    Small spend yesterday here - £17.12 on some storecupboard ingredients to keep me going until I do a big shop later in the month.

    Have to pop and get some packed lunch stuff for the kids later but it should only come to about £10.
    Save £12K challenge 2015 # 173
  • edited 3 June 2012 at 8:55PM
    perrywinkleperrywinkle Forumite
    224 posts
    edited 3 June 2012 at 8:55PM
  • Thanks for the advice Elf. The gift voucher was for £30 so I still have another £10 to treat myself when I reach my 4 lbs weight loss at the end of Jan. Also, N*xt took back a dodgy Xmas present I would never use (mouse for a computer) - £6 on a refund card and still have £13 on another N*xt card from last year. Hopefully sales will be hitting rock bottom in late Jan.
    Off to Tesco's to buy some lunch for my friend and I. Fingers crossed I'll have a NSD.
    Wishing you all one too.
    Mortgage [STRIKE]£111,000 [/STRIKE]£107,000- under £100,000 by December 2011
    Grocery challenge January 2011 - £50.91 / £50(+5%)
    :j NSD - 5
    Weight loss challenge - January 2011 - 3 / 4lbs Total to loose - 10lbs Gym - 6/Jan11
  • XSpenderXSpender Forumite
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    Changed our plans yesterday, didn't go for a walk so avoided a spend in the cafe, and blitzed the house instead. Will be going to the local park instead today wit another tempting cafe:eek:

    NSD yesteray:D Made some tomato and lentil soup and sourdough bread for tea yesterday and will have some more soup for lunch today. First time I made this bread and it is really tasty. Will need to make another for DH sandwiches tomorrow as we nearly scoffed the lot!

    Congratulations Mrs M on your fabulous weight loss!:T

    Congratulations Toddles on your pregnancy!:j
    PAYDBX 2020 £6,923.64/£10,000 69%
    Target CC - £999/£1030 SIF by Dec 2020
    Target Loan - £422.94/£493.43 by Nov 2020
    Big Emergency Fund Part 1 by 31.12.20 - 37.5%

    Days since CC used - Christmas Eve 2019 - 224 (7 in 2019 + 2020)
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