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July 2019 Grocery Challenge

edited 19 June 2019 at 11:44AM in Old Style MoneySaving
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  • edited 9 July 2019 at 10:51AM
    thriftwizardthriftwizard Forumite
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    edited 9 July 2019 at 10:51AM
    £30 added to my total from last Friday, when I bought fruit, veg & a chicken at the market. Then trotted off for a dance weekend in Torquay, leaving the family to it! There's bound to be a bit more this week, but tonight's meal out to celebrate the twins' birthdays (born either side of midnight!) came out of the Entertainments budget - phew!

    ETA: so pleased for you, elsiepac!
    Angie

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  • JingsMyBucketJingsMyBucket Forumite
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    You are right about a lot of their YS deals - it sometimes depends on the store manager but bread is drastically reduced before the store closes

    I’ve noticed this too. Cheese and meat are only 30% off YS but the bread is 30p or something crazy. Tonight I went to Lidl and deliberately headed directly to the Aisle of Sh!te to find the spice racks I wanted. Unfortunately they were sold out but the really nice attendant called another store for me. No luck but he advised me to call customer service to locate any stock in town.

    This Lidl has to be the biggest Lidl (no pun intended) that I’ve ever seen and the cleanest. They even have fairly clean and spacious customer bathrooms! Because I’m leaving next Sunday, I kept my spending in check.

    £8.79 for sandwich thins, sirloin steak, prunes, blackberries, mozzarella, spring onions, and a bottle of water for the bus ride home.

    There were lots of good looking meats and fruits. I wanted to try the steak to check the quality as the Lidl steaks in the last country were horrible. The prunes were only 99p and are good traveling companions. :rotfl:

    TOTALS SO FAR:
    £146.28/£300 and €0/€200
    3/12 NSD
    APRIL 2020 GC: $97.42/$300.00 // 3/12 NSD
  • LIzzieMLIzzieM Forumite
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    Hello all,

    Spends today of £8.04 at Mr. M's. Only went for a couple of things but ended up with deli sandwiches (£2.30 to 12p) and snack pots £1.50 to 8p). I know I'm trying to run my freezer down for a big shop at the start of next month (which will obviously bump up the budget) but for quick lunches/snacks I can't complain (oh and I have previously frozen these items before and they came out fine) remembered though this time to get rid of any green stuff before freezing!

    Happy saving,
    Lizzie
    Attempting £40 grocery only for the month of October.
    Let's see....
  • JingsMyBucketJingsMyBucket Forumite
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    Another NSD today for me. I wanted to rack up more until Saturday but I think I may need to get fruit tomorrow.

    TOTALS SO FAR:
    £146.28/£300 and €0/€200
    4/12 NSD
    APRIL 2020 GC: $97.42/$300.00 // 3/12 NSD
  • Doom_and_GloomDoom_and_Gloom Forumite
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    We have spent £47.15 since our last post.
    Bulk shop with some fresh items for the week. Included in that was a large joint of beef for OH, 300g jar instant coffee for OH and 1kg of coffee beans for both of us.

    I'm having Peking tofu, vegetables and rice for dinner tonight.
    OH will be having beef stir fry with egg noodles and duck spring rolls.

    £89.39/£200.
    £110.61 left.
    I am a vegan woman. My OH is a lovely omni guy :D
  • pamsdishpamsdish Forumite
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    £19.50 Spent I think.
    My friend forgot her purse, pets at home was all her spend and I paid cash for her, shared spend at B&M, I got box of Yorkshire t, should last about 2 months, and some solar lights for my bathroom vase, getting swish, now the complication £84.08 in Morries, £60 was Amazon gift cards for a wedding gift 3 of us contributing, then my friends spends which I have worked out to £13.06, she has already given me the cash for everything, after adding some minusing others think, hope, I am correct
    2018 £2285/£2149, 2019 £2000, 2020 £2000, £166.66 SPEND PER MONTH CARRY OVER ADDED TO BULK FUND. £291.88
    JAN £153.45 FEB £100.14 MARCH £138.87 APRIL £53.87 MAY £67.02 JUNE £122.21
    JULY £166.66-£12.48=£154-18-£6.71=£147.47-£7.42=£140.05-£3.11=£136.94
  • takataka Forumite
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    £56.78 spent so far. Did a big shop at the weekend so am well stocked up for the next while. Meal plan has, however, gone to pot as I've been unwell for the last few days. :cool: Mind you as a result the last couple of days have been no spend days... mainly as I've not had the energy to leave the house! :p
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  • PipneyJanePipneyJane Forumite
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    Evening All

    I made the mistake of popping into L!dl on the way home from work. We needed instant coffee. £17.75 later.....

    Naturally, I went without a list and hadn’t checked the fridge or freezer first. I knew we needed German Rye Bread as well as coffee, and I thought we might need cheddar. Turns out I was wrong. Not only did we have a large block of cheddar in the fridge, we have two YS blocks in the freezer. That’s £3.99 I didn’t need to spend. I also spent £3.75 on various sweet “treats” (biscuits, chocolate bars). Another unnecessary spend. You can tell I was hungry. Humph!

    Anyway, the above brings our GC spend for the month to £81.13/£120, leaving £38.87 for the rest of the month.

    - Pip
    "Be the type of woman that when you get out of bed in the morning, the devil says 'Oh crap. She's up.' " o:)

    2020 Fashion on the Ration Challenge 33/66 coupons spent
  • edited 13 July 2019 at 1:47PM
    JingsMyBucketJingsMyBucket Forumite
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    edited 13 July 2019 at 1:47PM
    Evening folks. I didn’t shop today but OH stopped by Waitrose because I asked him to get me a couple items since I wasn’t feeling well. He doesn’t remember the exact amount but thinks it was £19.

    £19.65 for strawberries, avocado, tomatoes, bananas, yoghurt, a sliced meats tray, a basil plant, and a chive plant. There’s another thing but he can’t remember. Oy vey!

    TOTALS SO FAR:
    £165.93/£300 and €0/€200
    4/12 NSD

    ETA: I just found OH’s receipt for £19.65.
    APRIL 2020 GC: $97.42/$300.00 // 3/12 NSD
  • Suffolk_lassSuffolk_lass Forumite
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    PipneyJane wrote: »
    Evening All

    I made the mistake of popping into L!dl on the way home from work. We needed instant coffee. £17.75 later.....

    Naturally, I went without a list and hadn’t checked the fridge or freezer first. I knew we needed German Rye Bread as well as coffee, and I thought we might need cheddar. Turns out I was wrong. Not only did we have a large block of cheddar in the fridge, we have two YS blocks in the freezer. That’s £3.99 I didn’t need to spend. I also spent £3.75 on various sweet “treats” (biscuits, chocolate bars). Another unnecessary spend. You can tell I was hungry. Humph!

    Anyway, the above brings our GC spend for the month to £81.13/£120, leaving £38.87 for the rest of the month.

    - Pip

    Think yourself lucky the "aisle of temptation" did not intervene. I read a FB post this week that went "popped to L*dl for bread and milk. Came back with a two-man tent, a chain-saw and a trumpet!" - always useful, especially the trumpet (for getting people out of your way, perhaps?) :rotfl:

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    OS Grocery Challenge 2020 target £863.93/£3k 28.8% so far at end of April
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    MFIT T5 No 2 £50,483/£59,998 or 84.14% paid after Q5
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