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December 2014 Grocery Challenge

edited 19 November 2014 at 9:09PM in Old Style MoneySaving
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  • edited 9 December 2014 at 3:39AM
    KerfuffleKerfuffle Forumite
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    edited 9 December 2014 at 3:39AM
    Hi everybody,

    Just a small purchase of some Keurig pods that I went halves with a work colleague with, she split 2 boxes each one a different flavour and then I bought half from her.

    $12.82 / $300.00
  • cattysmumcattysmum Forumite
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    Good morning, just finishing off my week of nights, today going to grandaughters playgroup nativity play, they have tombola with tea and buns afterwards so going to take a fiver from my GC budget. Doing ok up to now, going to try to find family circle biscuits at Tesco today for £2 a box (800g) on the shopitise app there is a £1.50 voucher code so my biscuits will only have cost me 50p when I have redeemed. Have a good day everyone.
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  • Hi,

    Cranky 40

    I also hate the crowds out shopping. I go to HB and Mr AL** when the car park is empty, normally jan/feb/jul and if I am there,(1hrs drive away). I love using sm home delivery £1 slot and get lots of value fillers, mince, and whatever is on offer etc. I also watch AFoods website and if there is an offer I really want, once 15kilos of self raising flour for £1 ish.( I then decant and freeze in small bags to prevent it going off) I then do an order from them to fill the weight allowance, usually lots of other stuff. Delivery is usually £7.50 but sometimes I get a free delivery voucher.
    Sadly it means I miss out on YS finds. I am currently in awe of Bobarellas results, the Queen of YS. We get no £ road kill either, but if you want a squirrel????
  • WantToBeSEWantToBeSE Forumite
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    I think doing a 2 week shop now is a great idea, and one that I may use.

    We leave here next Sunday, to go up to my mums, and I am hoping not to spend more than £60 between now and then.
    I may actually go to Morrisons today, when its most quiet, and get what I need so that I don't have to enter a supermarket until I take my Mum shopping ( I have collected the Morrisons Christmas Bonus Vouchers so that I can do a food shop for her while we are up there).
  • DawnWDawnW Forumite
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    I have just updated my signature. We have now spent £179.94 out of the allocated £450 from 22 November till 26 December. This hasn't been helped by my being ill and having to send OH shopping (where is that roll eyes smiley that we used to have when you need it :rotfl:)

    I haven't got any of the Christmas food yet, apart from bits I have made, but I do have a well stocked freezer and larder for all the rest of it, so it should be ok.

  • NewShadowNewShadow Forumite
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    Just found this on the Weezl Vs USA thread (might be halving it)

    4x 400g cans plum toms
    1 kilo couscous
    6 small onions
    80ml veg oil
    garlic, garam masala/curry powder (mild)
    1 kilo bag of fine green beans frozen
    coarse grain mustard

    Some excellent (and very cheap) storecupboard recipes there -
    That sounds like a classic case of premature extrapolation.

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  • NewShadow added your Sausage Casserole and Couscous recipe to the index. Will check the link out later to see if there is anymore to add to the index :)

    Off out now to buy a mini pizza for DS, a friend is coming round for lunch today and is treating me to pizza :) Mine is a bit salty though so will get a ham, cheese and tomato one for DS, DD can have "picnic"
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    Grocery Challenge

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  • smokiessmokies Forumite
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    a little update from me, yesterday went to HB and did a little spend of £8.00 - mainly mouthwash for hubby and painkillers, will up date sig......

    Got nothing doing today so going to put down as a NSD

    Have a great day xxxx

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    Jan-feb-march - 150.00

  • meg72meg72 Forumite
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    Spent the £5 Christmas bonus in Iceland, 400gram bacon 2 garlic and herb philly and pack 6 sachets minestrone cupa soup, all put away for January. A nice free lot.
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  • I've managed a few NSDs since my first big shop of the month so I'm feeling a bit happier about things now :)

    Yesterday morning we paid a visit to the new Aldi that recently opened near us. It was just after opening time and was so busy and stressful we walked down a couple of aisles before walking out without buying anything! That's one way to reduce the food bill I suppose! :)
    Jan GC - £25/£230
    Dec GC - £239.05/£240
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