March Work Lunches Challenge!

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Debt-Free Wannabe
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NottoobadyetNottoobadyet Forumite
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Debt-Free Wannabe
Greetings all, welcome to the work lunches challenge!

I have a rather expensive month - with a wedding and weekend in Scotland and a visit from my dad. So I need to save all I can on lunches.

If you want to set a goal, please put it down in big, nice letters that I can see!!

Hope everyone has a great March! Blimey this year is going fast already.
Mortgage free by 30:eek:: £28,000/£100,000
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  • CatslovelycatsCatslovelycats Forumite
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    My 1st lunches challenge. :T
    Now watch me fall off the wagon in the most spectacular way possible!
    I'm going to go for a conservative 12 for this month. That will allow me to still buy some meaks in the canteen.
    If I get anywhere near hitting it then I'll consider upping it in April!
  • eleanor73eleanor73 Forumite
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    Part of the Furniture Combo Breaker I've been Money Tipped!
    Please put me down for only one bought lunch in March. I didn't use my one in Feb but I always like to have one just in case I forget/sleep in/have a hangover and need chips!!

    Good luck everyone!
    Since starting again after beanie: June 2016: Child development DVDs, Massive Attack tickets. July: Aberystwyth trip, hotmilk nightie. Aug: £10 Hipp Organic vouchers, powerpack. September: Sunglasses. October: £30 poundland vouchers.
  • Tink_04Tink_04 Forumite
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    can i join? ill go for 12 please :)
    Living the simple life
  • Since my wife lost her job, I have bought maybe 3 lunches, since July 10.

    Granted, she makes them for me (as she isnt working, she sees it as her way of helping).

    I used to draw about £10 every other day, and would always spend it. Working in Central London means that even a sandwich with crisps and drink is over a fiver. Since the home made lunches - more variety btw - I dont even spend the tenner I take out on a monday morning to cover incidentals, can of coke when feeling tired etc.

    Count me in for ZERO lunches bought in March!
    1st December 2010 - £29,200 Owed on Loans & Credit Cards :eek:
    1st December 2011 - £8600 Owed on Loan :beer:
    30th July 2012 - Loan Paid Off - Debt Free Day! #DFD
  • empageempage Forumite
    60 Posts
    Debt-free and Proud!
    Never done a challenge before but I have being trying to do this and had been doing well until last week so this seems like a good challenge to do... I have a work trip from the 14th for 3 and a half weeks where I will have no kitchen and have no choice but to buy lunch out (and it will be paid by work anyway!)

    But between now and the 14th of March put me down for one ONE lunch bought at work.

    LBM: July 09
    Mum [STRIKE]£400[/STRIKE], Overdraft [STRIKE]£700[/STRIKE], RBS CC [STRIKE]£3980[/STRIKE], A&L loan [STRIKE]£11,263[/STRIKE], Santander CC [STRIKE]£1955[/STRIKE]
    Total debt [STRIKE]-£16343[/STRIKE] £0:j:j:j:rotfl::rotfl::rotfl:
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  • kate_pixiekate_pixie Forumite
    333 Posts
    FOUR BOUGHT LUNCHES for me please. To include weekends too.

    Finally a Homeowner 04.10.13 :j

    Frugal Living Challenge 2015 £958.70 / £12,000

    "So much to do, so much to see. So what's wrong with taking the back streets?"
  • steveossteveos Forumite
    34 Posts
    As a newbie and still getting the hang of..I will try for 8 over 20 days in the the west end of London....sometimes I buy stuff I dont even need!! this month going to see if I can cut down from £100 work lunches to £40.
    Mortgage 58K/11yrs
    ::: Total Debt: [STRIKE]£1480[/STRIKE] 1250 :::
    ::: Total Paid Since LBM (22/02/2011): [STRIKE]£457[/STRIKE] £707 :::
    ::: Debt (CCard
    ) Free By Thirty: Aug 2011 ::
    Note to self: Stop wasting money!!!
  • shezamshezam Forumite
    558 Posts

    Another newbie here, I do usually take frozen weight watcher meals from the house but I do sometimes splurge.

    Please put me down for 1 bought lunch from work. That should be doable !x
    Virgin Credit Card - £3290.02

    Jan NSD challenge - 0/10
  • PhoolgrrrlPhoolgrrrl Forumite
    685 Posts
    Did ok last month but not to target, I had 6 bought instead of 4. Away on hols next week for 4 days :) so only have to bring 1 lunch! Have 1 lunch out with work for a birthday. I will aim for 3 Bought Lunches for March.
  • carrieukcarrieuk Forumite
    70 Posts
    I'm going to aim for 2 bought lunches in March.

    I'm out on Friday with work but they are paying for it and we have enough food in the house to get through a week without buying lunch :)

    Good luck everyone :)
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