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    • Pink.
    • By Pink. 27th Sep 08, 5:14 PM
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    Pink.
    October 2008 Grocery Challenge. Please read first two posts.
    • #1
    • 27th Sep 08, 5:14 PM
    October 2008 Grocery Challenge. Please read first two posts. 27th Sep 08 at 5:14 PM
    Hello everyone,

    Welcome to the tenth Grocery Challenge of 2008.

    If your new month starts early feel free to join this thread, or if you're still working on your September budget, then keep on posting in the September Grocery Challenge.
    As always this challenge is to reduce your own grocery budget to levels that you will be pleased with, not forgetting that we always recommend that you stay inside your own comfort levels and take things gently one step at a time. Remember that this is not a competition....it's designed to take you and your grocery spending to a level you are happy with.

    If you are new to the challenge I have quoted the advice from Galtizz below which will help you get started.

    Please post into this thread for help and advice and support at any time. Good luck to everyone taking part!

    I have said this before, but for all the newbies to the challenge;

    For the first month I took a guess at the budget but I really had no idea how much I was spending.

    I found the best thing is to have a guess the first month but SAVE ALL OF YOUR RECEIPTS (and yes, that does include the ones from the local shop when you run out of milk ), then at the end of the month add them all up and have a look if you were on budget, if not, it doesn't matter because your budget was a guess. For the next month you can use the total of your receipts and take a bit off to get a realistic budget, just shave off as much as you think you can, it could be £1 a week or £20 a week.

    If you are currently spending £200 a month don't suddenly drop it to £100 - you'll never do it but if you cut £20 a month off for a few months you'll get there eventually without feeling you're missing out on anything.

    You might think you've done everything you can in the first month but someone always comes up with a new idea and, if you try it you often find you save a bit more (unless you are SarahSaver who is an expert at this and could only save more if she turned her back garden into a paddy field and lived on rice ) In the first month I thought, I'm planning meals, I couldn't possibly save any more, but then I started double cooking and freezing, and making soup instead of buying it in tins.

    I've been doing this since Feb but only saved ALL of my receipts last month, it has given me a much better idea of where it is all going. Budget for next month is £80 for 2 of us, I'll start on 30/4. I could probably save more, by eating different foods but I can afford to live on £80, I have saved a lot of money since Feb. and I don't waste food or money any more. So I'm happy with my budget.
    by Galtizz
    For guidelines on posting in this thread please read the second post in this thread.

    For the Grocery challenge Recipe Index please see posts #5 and #6 on this thread.

    For everyone's targets and totals for the month please read posts #3 and #4 on this thread.

    I hope everyone has a great month!

    Pink
    Last edited by Pink.; 28-09-2008 at 10:13 AM.
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    • Pink.
    • By Pink. 27th Sep 08, 5:14 PM
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    Pink.
    • #2
    • 27th Sep 08, 5:14 PM
    • #2
    • 27th Sep 08, 5:14 PM
    Guidelines for posting on the Grocery Challenge thread.


    What is the Grocery Challenge thread?
    This is a thread where people who are taking part in the Grocery Challenge can post for help encouragement and support and talk about anything related to grocery shopping. We ask that you try to keep on topic and post things that are relevant to the challenge.

    Posting grocery budgets and spends for the month
    Some people like to post their grocery budget and final spend for each month. If you wish to be included in the master list then please post these in red and in a large font as this makes it easier for the volunteers to keep a record of everyone’s totals.

    Number of posts
    In order to make the thread easier to read it would be helpful if users would try not to post multiple posts in quick succession.

    Chat
    Chatty posts that are relevant to the Challenge are fine. Irrelevant chat or posts simply saying ‘Good morning/Goodnight’, ‘just popping on to say hello’, ‘I’ve sent you a pm’ etc aren’t, as they clutter up the thread and may be removed to make the thread easier for others to read. Unfortunately the board guides simply don't have the time to pm users individually when posts are removed to keep the thread on topic. If your post has been removed and you are unhappy with the decision, please feel free to send us a pm.

    If you want to say thanks to another user please use the thanks button and please post any chat not related to the Grocery Challenge into the Daily Thread or use the pm function.

    No Spend days (NSD’s)
    A number of people like to record that they have had a no spend day. Again to reduce the number of posts we would ask that rather than post just that you had a no spend day you record it in your signature and/or add it to a post that is directly relevant to the Grocery Challenge.

    Pictures
    Please keep these relevant to the challenge. While photographs of produce or cooking are great, pictures of semi-naked men or large clip art aren’t.

    Bargains
    Please don’t forget to check out the Grabbit and Shop but Don’t drop boards for any bargains and the Discount Codes 'n Vouchers (online & offline) board to see if there are any current vouchers around.

    Questions about recipes, freezing, techniques etc
    These don’t always fit into the Grocery Challenge. There are a number of threads where it may be more appropriate to ask questions. There is a wealth of information available on the Old Style board so please do a search to see if there is a better thread for your question. For more help with searching see here or feel free to send a private message to a board guide who will be happy to help.

    Useful Links to threads on the Old Style board

    Quick Questions thread

    Recipe thread

    Cheap recipe threads

    Don't throw food away challenge...

    The Complete Cooking Collection

    Old Style Daily thread General chat about Old Style (new thread started daily)

    Flylady thread Cleaning thread (new thread weekly)

    Enough is Enough (decluttering)

    Lose weight the Old Style way


    Finally if you are new to Old Style and want help to find your way around, this thread may help: Welcome to Old Style and there is some excellent practical help and advice on posting on MSE chat forums in this thread: Unofficial A-Z (Look here first)
    Last edited by Pink.; 28-09-2008 at 10:36 AM.
  • MRSMCAWBER
    • #3
    • 27th Sep 08, 6:32 PM
    • #3
    • 27th Sep 08, 6:32 PM
    4moneysaver 85
    Ailz95180
    AliBobsy 200
    Allegra 200 225.86
    Allie23 200 164.24
    Almar 400
    Alphie25 200
    AlwaysHappy240 238.87
    Andrinaperry 300
    Angelatgraceland 350 250.06
    Angelraesunshine 250
    Annaangeluk 120
    Annelouise
    310
    Annie123300 410
    Arabellamilla200
    Aril 160
    Baileysbabe 350 300.60
    Bails 75
    BarneysMom 160 141
    Beemuzed 230
    belfastgirl23 160 173
    Beltainebabe 300
    BertieBots 200
    *Big Bird* 300 299.81
    BigMummaF
    350 289.32
    Bigspender2 330 329.59
    Blairweech 100
    Booklover 200 275
    boredofbeingathome 200
    Borneo Girl
    120
    Bullet 280 343.97
    Brummiebabe 400
    CalleyW 160
    CandyGirl 160 164
    Carolt2 160 152.76
    Casperthefriendlyghost 30 35.41
    Catnap 250 248.05
    Cazzdevil 40
    Chaostheory 350
    Cheapskate 400
    Cheerfulness4 100 173.98
    ChelseaBun 250
    Cherie1122 200
    Cherry Blossom 200
    CherryPie 100 130
    ChoccyBix 300
    Chocolate teddy 350 349.88
    Cookinmummy 250
    Coolmum66 250

    CraftingQueen 400
    CravingSaving 300
    Crazyaboutsaving 160 205
    CurlyCabbage 200
    CW18 155 121.50
    Damita 160
    Dazzle21200 229
    DebbieMc 50
    Dink1 250 369.62
    Donnajt 300 262.59
    Dontpanicyet 280 254.16
    Echelon101 60
    Egon 190
    Eilo1007 80
    Eireaine 250
    Empy 200
    Essex-girl 400
    Eveie189
    300 + 300 extras 471.77 + 655.22
    FairyElephant 160 164
    Fallen Angel Shelley 160
    Fedupnow 180 167.83
    Fertyskids350 307.43
    Findingmyfeet 300
    Fizzle81 100
    Flylady Flower 300 185.24
    Frasersmum123 400
    Funkyfunkymonkey 250
    FuzzyFelt 200
    Galaxy863
    150 158.61
    Gillaman100
    GlasweJen 50
    Got-it-spend-it 100
    Greent
    400 367.02
    gtx 200 149.07
    Guns n banjos 180
    Hamish222 200
    Helenm 200 246
    Here we go again
    90 53.55
    Hollysan 350 439.31
    Huxley 215 301.65
    Ifonlyitwaseasier 125 127.92
    Ily 300
    Inamess200 450 483
    IrishWexford
    150
    jackiegibbo 220 240.12
    Jackie
    350
    Jackk 200
    Jacks xxx 350 419
    Jane2112 250
    JayneC 250 252.40
    JayJay14 200 165.95
    JediTeacher200
    Jet77 150
    JexysBird 300
    Jinky67 250
    JulieJim 300
    JulieMK 160 139.96
    KAAT_LADY 200 182.48
    Kalojac 320
    Karb 400 + 50 petrol
    Katie2407 150
    KatieJones 250
    Kaz2904 300 307.34
    Kazmeister 300
    Kellitots 160
    Kerriebaby 40
    Kippers
    300
    Kindlesgirl 280
    Kiwi Blue $100 $70
    KJ*Daisy 300 307.11
    Kymbogs 300 255.05
    Ladyroughneck 180 173.74
    lainz 88.88 123.60
    Lee Barton 300 346
    Lelc 250
    LeopardLady 150
    Leyla-Aurelia 400
    Lil me 300
    Lilmisskitkat 300
    Lingojingo 160 140.22
    Little Miss Frugal 300
    LizzieAnne 400
    Lucifa73 200
    LumpyCustard 100
    Mad mittens
    80 66.53
    mama67 250 242.33
    MangoTree €300
    Meanmarie€300 332.75
    mhe 200
    millieJo 375 325
    MillieMonster 200
    Millionaire in training 280
    Millyscarlett 200
    MissKay 300 301.05
    Miss Piggy
    150
    Money Fritter 60 55.80
    MoneySavingMumOfOne 150
    Moneysaving Diva 300 273.90
    Moniker 325 302.14
    MooLoo 300 302.87
    Mouche 100
    Last edited by MRSMCAWBER; 04-11-2008 at 8:23 AM.
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  • MRSMCAWBER
    • #4
    • 27th Sep 08, 6:32 PM
    • #4
    • 27th Sep 08, 6:32 PM
    Mr & Mrs T 250 270
    Mrs Money Penny 190 175.35
    Mrs-MoneyPenny 400
    mrssnowy 180 180
    Mrsmcawber €100 €49.04
    Mumker 260 254
    mummy gems
    340 334.56
    Natty68 250 192.28 + 23 veg box + 114.12 extras
    newlywed 330
    Nickynoo08 100
    nimbo 200 216.31
    nykmedia 50 67.95

    Orlando26 250
    patent girl 200
    Pengwern16 100
    PerryWinkle 350 334.59
    Philsmum
    160 176.22
    Phoolgrrrl 120
    PigPen 600
    PinkJen 120 111.37
    Pink Fluffy 350 350
    PinkPrincess 350
    Pip-Squeak 100 100.30
    Piquant 200
    Pollysg
    150 240
    PositivelyPurple 400
    princess leia 250 235
    Procrastinator 200
    Prophecy-grrl 200 179.21
    Prudent
    120 97.44
    Purple Skies 50 65.18
    Puss14 $400
    QOTD 200
    Queen of string 200 164.69
    Rach
    220 229.88
    rachelmk 150 191.47
    RavyLesley 400 379
    razra 70
    Redmel1621 350 382.56
    Rellaella 400
    Rockie4
    170 191.53
    RosieBen 80 85
    Russetred 340 388.34
    Saffouri 200 211.21
    SammyJig 200
    Sashanut 220 226.59
    Savingfortravel 200 40.21
    SavingPennies 300
    Savvystudent 40
    SAV3R 400 423.35
    Scenic route
    125 136.52
    ScotSaver 200 199.53
    Shelly1977 100 105.04
    Shelovestobuystuff 135 287.64
    Silly Cow 180
    SisterCas 300 276.11
    sjc31
    100
    Smetf 470
    SmlSave 200 180
    SnugglePants 80
    Sosh
    255
    Sparklymessgirl 150 175
    Stargirl29 180
    SunnyDonny 190 197.61
    Susan946 350
    SuziQ 160
    Suzybloo 300
    Taffy1969 350
    Taka
    137.60 134.90
    Teedy23 45
    The Bees 350
    the_cat
    220 155.91
    Tirlittan 100
    ToottiFrootti 100 89.23
    Tq16 145
    Triggles 200 193.51
    Turbo5019 200 181.09
    Urg123 90 88.18
    VickiStorey 300
    Victoriajj 300
    Webitha 250
    WelshWoofs 65 73
    Wendywitch 250
    Winky the house Elf 85
    WitchMable
    120
    Wmf 180 106.67

    Weekly

    Ashia 20
    Betterlife 60
    Chell 55
    Dozygirl 50
    Moodydonkey 50
    MrsHayes
    50
    Mumzyof2 25 W1 27.05 W2 12.32 W3-4 55.50 total 93.87
    Ness w 80
    Penny-Pincher 50
    Shellbell 50
    Last edited by MRSMCAWBER; 04-11-2008 at 8:23 AM.
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  • rosieben
    • #5
    • 28th Sep 08, 8:23 AM
    Recipe Index Part 1 - Part 2 is below
    • #5
    • 28th Sep 08, 8:23 AM
    Main Meals & Side Dishes

    Baked potato pizza

    Baked Beans (home made)

    Broad Bean Burgers

    Chicken Cannelloni

    Chicken & Sweetcorn Soup

    Chicken Fried Rice

    Chilli

    Chinese style cabbage

    Corned Beef Hash - MrsMCawber's recipe

    Creamy Chicken and Potato casserole

    Curry Sauce

    Diet Coke Chicken

    Duchesse potatoes

    Fishcakes

    Fish Pie

    Ham and Lentil Soup

    Iced cucumber soup

    Individual chicken pies

    Lasagne

    Lemon Chicken

    Lemon chicken with basil and tagliatelle

    Meatballs

    Mediterranean Mince and Potato 'Pie'

    Mediterranean Vegetable Pasta

    Mince & onion pie

    Minced Beef Curry

    Mini Goat's Cheese, Pear & Walnut Quiche

    Moussaka

    Open top 'pizza' pie

    Parsnip & Apple Soup

    Pizza / Pizza Base Recipe

    Potato layer bake

    Quiche Lorraine

    Real Tomato Soup

    Sausage Casserole

    Sausage Meat Patties

    Spaghetti with courgettes, tomato and brie

    Spicy Bean & Sweet Potato Stew

    Spicy Carrot and Tomato Soup

    Stuffing - MrsMcawber's recipe

    Suet crust pie with quorn

    Super Tasty Bacon, Bean and Sausage

    Sweet & Sour Chicken/Pork

    TexMex Skillett

    Thai green curry

    Toad in the Hole

    Tofu burgers

    Turkey and Bubble and Squeak Pie


    Vegetable Casserole

    Veggie Haggis


    Bread

    Bagels

    Baguettes

    Bread - Mrs McC's recipe for Remoska

    Breadsticks MrsM's / angelnikki's (No Salt Recipe)

    Cheese & Potato Bread

    Cheesy Bread Rolls

    Chewy Soft Flour Tortilla

    Chocolate Bread

    Courgette Flatbread

    Focaccia

    Garlic Dough Balls


    Herb Quick bread

    HM Bread

    Naan Bread MrsM's / OrkneyStar's

    Oatmeal bread

    soft bread rolls

    Super Seedy Bread
    Last edited by rosieben; 27-10-2008 at 8:57 AM.
    ... don't throw the string away. You always need string!

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  • rosieben
    • #6
    • 28th Sep 08, 8:24 AM
    Recipe Index Part 2
    • #6
    • 28th Sep 08, 8:24 AM
    Dips, Jams & Chutneys

    Alioli / Traditional allioli

    Elderberry cordial

    Jams & Preserves

    Pineapple Salsa

    Tomato Chutney


    Cakes, Biscuits, Snacks & Desserts

    Apple delight

    Apple Charlotte

    Apricot Flapjack bars

    Banana and lemon drizzle cake

    Banana and Walnut cake

    Banana Ginger Parkin

    Branflake cake

    Bounty Balls

    Bran Fruit Loaf

    Bread & Butter Pudding

    Bulk pancake mix

    Cheese n marmite twists

    Cheesy Biscuits

    Chocolate fudge

    Chocolate Fudge Cake

    Chocolate Krackolates

    Coconut Cake

    Cookie Dough

    Courgette Tea Bread/Muffins

    Cranberry And Chocolate Brownies

    Currant Loaf

    Custard Cookies

    D&DD’s Apple Braid

    Date, Nut and Oat biscuits

    Eggless Chocolate Cake

    Flaky Bars

    Flapjacks

    Gingerbread Men

    Ginger Raisin Crunches

    Golden Syrup Tart

    Iced Buns

    Impossible Coconut Pie

    Jammy Buns

    Key lime pie

    Krispie marshmallow bars

    Lemon Curd Cake

    Lemon Curd Ice-Cream JeniD's / MoneySavingDiva's

    Malt Bread

    Marshmallow Squares

    Mascarpone and Lime Torte

    Mascarpone Ice-cream

    Millies Cookies

    Muffins: Basic Recipe / Chocolate Orange Muffins / Gingerbread Muffins / Kiwi Muffins / Sticky Date Muffins / Strawberry Muffins / Toffee Apple Muffins

    No fat sponge

    Oaty Shortbread Biscuits

    Peanut Butter Cookies

    Scones

    Spiced Apple Bars

    St Peter's Mud Pie (no cooking required)

    Sticky gingerbread

    Teacakes

    Twink’s Hobnobs

    Weetabix Brownies

    Weetabix Cake

    Wonderbites

    Yoghurt: Homemade yoghurt, Slow Cooker Yoghurt

    Yoghurt Cake (the easy way)


    Top Tips & Links

    Grocery Challenge Top Tips

    How to feed your whole family a healthy, balanced diet... (Webook)

    Laundry Washing Gel/ Gloop, Fab conditioner, vinegar.....

    List of conversions

    Love Food Hate Waste website

    Show Jamie How To Cook On A Budget Champagne Contest
    Last edited by rosieben; 20-10-2008 at 8:35 PM.
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    • Blairweech
    • By Blairweech 28th Sep 08, 10:30 AM
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    Blairweech
    • #7
    • 28th Sep 08, 10:30 AM
    • #7
    • 28th Sep 08, 10:30 AM
    I'm in. I know I have not been around for the past few weeks, and I fell off the wagon in September, but I am here now!

    So 100 for me please. Ugh, I can't even stick to this for more than one month let alone reduce it.

    Right, off to read the new rules then
    We must all suffer one of two things: the pain of discipline or the pain of regret and disappointment
    • cw18
    • By cw18 28th Sep 08, 10:36 AM
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    • 86,086 Thanks
    cw18
    • #8
    • 28th Sep 08, 10:36 AM
    • #8
    • 28th Sep 08, 10:36 AM
    I'm getting all excited about starting this on Tuesday -- but I know the rest of the family will think I'm sad mad if I let on !!!!

    I'm hoping to pick up nothing but bread, milk and Whoopsies! before Tuesday -- so I may want/need to adjust my October target (starts Tuesday) down a bit (even yesterday pulled my daily average for September down a bit, which is what I'm using as my starting point for October).

    Plan to do a 'stock take' before the end of Tuesday, and play around with a menu plan of sorts as well -- though this will be flexible as the last three months I've just worked around whatever I've managed to pick up in Whoopsie! that day or the day before (or raided the freezer if there wasn't anything worth getting).

    Main shop will probably be Wednesday (have plans for Tuesday that mean staying around the house).
    Cheryl
  • dozygirl
    • #9
    • 28th Sep 08, 10:37 AM
    • #9
    • 28th Sep 08, 10:37 AM
    Hi count me in for October grocery challenge.
    I aim to get down to 50.00 per week, this month, all in.

    I am very new to these forums, 1 day, so excuse me if i come across as a bit slow, now you know why call me dozygirl.
  • fizzel81
    count me in

    not sure if i signed up for september but was aiming for under 150 and ive so far spent 73.89 (lots of asda bargins)

    for october this is a very hopefull 100.00 this is for me (but work days i will get a free meal at work) Michael (who will also get free meals at work) and the boys (2 of whom take packed lunchs to childminders) will be interesting to see how i do this month adding in an extra adult (he doesnt live with me but here most days)

    need to do a store cupboard inventry and also try and do a rough monthly meal plan rather than weekly that way maximising what is already here as its a tight month
    Last edited by fizzel81; 28-09-2008 at 6:29 PM.
    DFW nerd club number 039 'Proud To Be Dealing With My Debts' i will be debt free aug 2010

    2008 live on 4k +cb 6,247.98/6282.80
    sealed pot 2670g
    2009 target 4k + cb 643.89 /6412.80
  • mumzyof2
    25 for me please a week

    for me and 2 kids
    Sealed Pot dec 08 - dec 09 so far 27.67, Live off 4k Spent 330.20 GC 1,200 for 2009 Spent 50.78 PaD so far 650.07
    Debts: L/woods 154.00 C/One PAID O/D 649.90 Next 299.95 O/D PAID Gas 72.60 Electric 155.73 Mum 640.00 Orange 490.32
    • OrkneyStar
    • By OrkneyStar 28th Sep 08, 10:52 AM
    • 6,672 Posts
    • 42,974 Thanks
    OrkneyStar
    Morning all (just lol- should be at Church but me and DS overslept , so doing my chores list and posting on here!).
    Ok firstly thanks Pink, MrsM and Rosieben for starting us off and getting us organised for October's challenge!
    My Oct started on Friday, so far have done a few small shops and a couple of middling shops (and you can see how much I have spent by looking at my sig )- it's a 5 week month for us, although hoping to manage ok as we are quite well stocked up (I have a cupboard/freezer list and am trying to use up stuff as well as buy some fresh!).
    I wanted to tell people that Woolworths are still doing their 1 deals just now- they have little boxes of raisins (18 in pack I think) and Doritos and Cadbury's Dairy Milk 5 standard bars/6 small bars packs among other nice goodies .
    Ok, good luck everybody for October, welcome anyone who is new and also welcome back anyone who is returning.
    Take care everyone and remember it is only a bargain if you need it and actually can use it!
    xx
    OS
    Edited to add- for those posting meal plans or anyone interested in meal plans in general there is a weekly meal plan thread- here is the link to this weeks one (Pink I was gonna suggest a link at the start but then it would need to be changed every week so maybe not! :rolleyes
    Last edited by OrkneyStar; 28-09-2008 at 5:30 PM.
  • kellitots
    Hey everyone,

    Please put me down for 160 for October (have a feeling we may fail this month as I have my student loan coming in next week and so will have money for the first time in 3 months!!). I will try my best though, promise!!
    Last edited by kellitots; 28-09-2008 at 11:23 AM.
    DFW Nerd 1050 (09/08 overdraft 1200)
    Proud to be dealing with my debts
    GC Sept:136/200 Oct:60/160
    Smoke free since 08/08/08
    • meanmarie
    • By meanmarie 28th Sep 08, 11:14 AM
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    meanmarie
    My October month starts on 1st...not much in the line of shopping happening since OH has been in hospital...DD4 and I are trying to empty the cupboards as much as possible, so hope that the 300 will leave some money at the end of the month to get the Christmas chocolates, biscuits or maybe even turkey to stick in freezer.

    Good luck to all

    Marie
    Weight 08 February 86kg
    • Aril
    • By Aril 28th Sep 08, 11:22 AM
    • 1,882 Posts
    • 16,753 Thanks
    Aril
    Hi
    Now done the final shopping for September
    141.74 spent
    Please can you put me down for 160 again for October
    Many thanks!
    Aril
    Aiming for a life of elegant frugality wearing a new-to-me silk shirt rather than one of hair!
    • Barneysmom
    • By Barneysmom 28th Sep 08, 11:33 AM
    • 9,471 Posts
    • 24,292 Thanks
    Barneysmom
    Hi I did well last month and still have a fair amount in the freezer so can you put me down for £160 this month please?
    I'm going to try really hard and pick up a few Christmas bits out of this too, like tinned fruit, meat etc if poss.


    I'd be really grateful if you could show me how to make minced beef go a long way, need to bulk cook some for freezing?
    Last edited by Barneysmom; 28-09-2008 at 3:33 PM.
  • ravylesley
    I failed last month but I'm trying a different approach.With hubby and I both dieting we are eating loads more fresh fruit and veg I need to buy these weekly so I'm going to set myself a £50 per week limit on Asda orders so I can get the fruit and veg and any other bits I need without me blowing the budget.Then the rest of the budget will be held in reserve in case I need it.Thats the theory whether it will work in practice who knows

    I've got cupboards full of flours and baking stuff and both freezers are crammed so unless some absolutely cant be missed bargains come along I should come under budget this month and that should leave me some money to start chrissie present buying

    Lesleyxx
    • juliejim
    • By juliejim 28th Sep 08, 11:46 AM
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    juliejim
    Okay I've been missing off here for a couple of months but I'm back so please put me down for £300 MrsM.

    This is for me, DH, DD (6), DS (5), 2 dogs & 2 fish!
    NST #10 Steps 7K 2/30 10K 2/12 5 a day 3/30 NSD 0/20
    MBNA 5500
    • katie2407
    • By katie2407 28th Sep 08, 11:51 AM
    • 352 Posts
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    katie2407
    can i join please so plan to spend 150 this month

    first time for everything
    5 account to clear- 14580.47/1074.90- 7.3% paid off
    debt free nov 2012 before that I hope
    sealed jar no 420
    • nickynoo08
    • By nickynoo08 28th Sep 08, 12:02 PM
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    nickynoo08
    Hi can you put me down for 100 for oct please. Fell off the wagon this month and need to make up for it this month
    Thanks
    Debt 1 1111.23 0% until March 19 pay by xmas 0/1111.23
    Debt 2 2100 0% until August 19
    Debt 3 2161.86 0% until August 19
    Debt 4 1846.98 0% until December 19
    Saving for xmas 5/120
    1 debt at a time! We can do this!!
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