January 2012 Grocery Challenge

edited 27 December 2011 at 2:52PM in Old Style MoneySaving
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  • wmfwmf Forumite
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    £4 today on a frozen turkey, reduced at Sc0tmid. Was delighted with it as I wanted a chicken for Sunday. Should be defrosted by then, will roast then have lovely hot meals for a few days in the cold weather, also some for work sandwiches. Really needed to find something like this!
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  • cw18 wrote: »
    The other one I've used is B!g [email protected] F0r L3ss
    Thanks so much ...but just seen a MUCH better loo roll bargain on there :( 21p/roll! Still next time I can double check.


  • mumsiemummumsiemum Forumite
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    cw18 wrote: »
    Many thanks for this :)

    I've never heard of the firm, but used the store locator and my closest is just over 8 miles from me..... could well be worth a trip out ;)

    Does this kind of yeast freeze OK? It's not something I've ever thought to try. And it says on the webpage not to keep in a fridge - do you not have any problems from keeping it there?

    TBH I didn't notice that! I always keep my dried yeast in the fridge - will be using it tomorrow so I'll let you know what happens :)
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  • Today has been a mad day _ I have spent £173.41 - gosh even reading it makes me feel sick. However, on the plus side - I used my supermarket to check the prices on my groceries to make sure I am not being ripped off - stuck to my list - and did a large Donald Russell order - so my fridge, freezer and cupboards are going to be full to the brim.
    I too have started the 2nd purse system and found (like somebody else posted) it strange to have cash in a little purse. I too bought some olive oil with this and also bought some ragu sauces half price - have started a little book, kept the receipts and feel strangely excited about it. Seems like I'm not the only one!!

    Is Donald Russell good I was thinking of giving them a try.
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  • PennyGrabberPennyGrabber Forumite
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    I've just seen the flier for a!di, and they have a halogen oven on for £29.99 for a 12 litre one. Are these ovens good? They had them on sale in morries the other week, and the checkout lady said they wre good, but she may have been a bit biased!! If you think they are good - what do you cook in them?!

    TIA

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  • Fiasco55Fiasco55 Forumite
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    Another NSD for me today which brings me up to 6 NSDs in January. I have been having a nose around my freezer to see what I can make in advance and I am opting for pork burgers from the receipes list on here. So that will take care of my pork mince and onions on Sunday.

    I will need to head out tomorrow as I am running low on flavoured water and I will have a look in M & $ for some yellow stickers.
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  • meg72meg72 Forumite
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    I've just seen the flier for a!di, and they have a halogen oven on for £29.99 for a 12 litre one. Are these ovens good? They had them on sale in morries the other week, and the checkout lady said they wre good, but she may have been a bit biased!! If you think they are good - what do you cook in them?!

    TIA

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    I have found my halogen to be very good and I cook anything in it that I would normally cook in the big oven.
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  • FlorenceemFlorenceem Forumite
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    I managed another non spending day but - we are now out of dishwasher salt and rubber gloves - okay for food!
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  • mandcomandco Forumite
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    well yet more spends to declare leaving me approx 15% of the budget with over 50% of the month still to go :eek:
    a few unexpected needs and stocking up on a few bits account for about £60 of what i've spent so not so bad in the scheme of things

    got enough in for most of next wk if only I can actually stay out of the shops but keep getting sucked in by the offers eg mr s 1/3 off baby stuff then buying stuff I dont really need or could wait just coz I'm there.both mr a & mr t are meant to be having baby offer wks starting next wk do the savings of the offers outweigh the overspend in the long run:think:

    quintwins hope your ok

    hope everyone has a good weekend
    this year do something that scares you for courage is not the absence of fear just the knowledge that some things are worth the risk
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