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    • fruitloop04
    • By fruitloop04 30th Sep 17, 9:37 AM
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    October's Bring Your Own Lunch To Work!
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    • 30th Sep 17, 9:37 AM
    October's Bring Your Own Lunch To Work! 30th Sep 17 at 9:37 AM
    Hello!

    Setting up this challenge again

    Taking lunches to work soon adds up, minimum 3 a day (as well as the other stuff we pick up whilst we are in there!) 5 days a week...approximately 20 times in a week....There's 60 before you know it gone for the month.

    Taking your own lunch to work takes a bit of organisation but saves so much money . is generally better for us and tastes so much nicer!

    So sign up people ! Just let me know how many days for October you are going bring your lunch to work and update how often you want in bold how many days you are on so I can see it!

    Feel free to share lunch ideas too so we can all mix it up!

    I have a tough month this month with car insurance, MOT and insurance due so I am going to go the whole hog and say all 22 working days I will be taking lunch in to work. I am also healthy eating so it will keep me out of the chip shop

    This Forum tip was included in MoneySavingExpert.com's weekly email!
    Last edited by MSE Andrea; 11-10-2017 at 9:04 AM.
    16.08.2017 CC 1 - 2050 1,500 CC 2 - 1766.82 1406 Emergency savings: 1250/6000
    Mortgage - April 2017 153,000 149,954
    Debt free by xmas: 1070.86/1500
    (Non Mortgage) Debt Free Date: August 2018
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    • fruitloop04
    • By fruitloop04 30th Sep 17, 9:38 AM
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    • 30th Sep 17, 9:38 AM
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    • 30th Sep 17, 9:38 AM
    #1 fruitloop - 11/22
    #2 LauraLozzle - 6/20
    #3 swimminginaseaofdebt - 0/11
    #4 Townmouse - 0/21
    #5 Tea&Kittens - 10/15
    #6 determined new ms - 0/10
    #7 Cozicup - 3/10
    #8 glass_half_full - 6/15
    #9 Purplemumof2 - 3/15
    #10 Leimichellecat - 4/18
    # 11 Scottishbrummie - 1/16
    Last edited by fruitloop04; 18-10-2017 at 5:57 PM.
    16.08.2017 CC 1 - 2050 1,500 CC 2 - 1766.82 1406 Emergency savings: 1250/6000
    Mortgage - April 2017 153,000 149,954
    Debt free by xmas: 1070.86/1500
    (Non Mortgage) Debt Free Date: August 2018
    • Lauralozzle
    • By Lauralozzle 30th Sep 17, 9:47 AM
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    • #3
    • 30th Sep 17, 9:47 AM
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    • 30th Sep 17, 9:47 AM
    I'm in.

    I will be in the office 20 days this month (at most - need to see if my working from home request has been approved) so that will be my target
    Credit Card 1: 0.00 (0%) | Credit Card 2: 1,951.50 (0%) | Credit Card 3: 764.20 (0%) Car Finance: 7,491 (7.9% APR) | Mortgage: 110,794 (2.79% APR) | Emergency Fund: 69.68/1000 | Honeymoon Fund: 1,042
    • swimminginaseaofdebt
    • By swimminginaseaofdebt 30th Sep 17, 9:56 AM
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    • #4
    • 30th Sep 17, 9:56 AM
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    • 30th Sep 17, 9:56 AM
    Morning,

    I am working 12 days in October, can you put my target down as 11 please? Thanks!
    Pay all debt off by Christmas 2018 #150 - 895.62/2018
    SPC11 #564
    • TownMouse
    • By TownMouse 30th Sep 17, 12:28 PM
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    • #5
    • 30th Sep 17, 12:28 PM
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    • 30th Sep 17, 12:28 PM
    Count me in, I'm at work 21 days so that will be my target!
    • Tea&Kittens
    • By Tea&Kittens 30th Sep 17, 1:02 PM
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    • #6
    • 30th Sep 17, 1:02 PM
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    • 30th Sep 17, 1:02 PM
    Hi, count me in for 19 days as that's how many days in expecting to be in!
    #Frugal February : NSDs Target =16
    Started here on 07 September 2017: Total: 20,521 19847
    Barclaycard: 14659 14435 Oct 2017 HSBC Credit Card : 3112 3012 Oct 2017
    Overdraft: 350 0 Oct2017 MBNA : 2400
    A journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step. I'm on my way!
    • determined new ms
    • By determined new ms 30th Sep 17, 3:15 PM
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    • 30th Sep 17, 3:15 PM
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    • 30th Sep 17, 3:15 PM
    please put me down for 10 - the amount of days 'll be working in October - that sounds so good doesn't it???!
    DF as at 30/12/16
    Wombling 2017 3016.55/Roadkill 8.73
    Wombling 2018 145.73/RK 0.04
    • glass_half_full
    • By glass_half_full 1st Oct 17, 9:50 AM
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    • 1st Oct 17, 9:50 AM
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    • 1st Oct 17, 9:50 AM
    Please put me down for 21
    Debt free 21st June 2018
    • fruitloop04
    • By fruitloop04 1st Oct 17, 9:56 AM
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    • #9
    • 1st Oct 17, 9:56 AM
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    • 1st Oct 17, 9:56 AM
    Morning and Welcome to the challenge everyone!! Time to start batch cooking for me!
    16.08.2017 CC 1 - 2050 1,500 CC 2 - 1766.82 1406 Emergency savings: 1250/6000
    Mortgage - April 2017 153,000 149,954
    Debt free by xmas: 1070.86/1500
    (Non Mortgage) Debt Free Date: August 2018
    • Purplemumof2
    • By Purplemumof2 1st Oct 17, 2:20 PM
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    New shiny thread

    Count me in for 15 LTW again please.

    Good luck everyone and thanks fruitloop
    Official DFW Nerd Club - Member no. 791 - Proud to be dealing with my debts
    MBNA: 6200.00 Cap 1: 395.80 BC: 6841.81
    AFD xxx LTW 6/16
    POAMAYC 2018 #041 PD 6288.87/7000
    Savings for Christmas 191.84/365
    20p Savers 2018 2 Savers 2018 50p Savers 2018 SPC 11 2018 #003
    • leimichellecat
    • By leimichellecat 1st Oct 17, 10:09 PM
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    Yay, I!!!8217;m in! Put me down for 18 please, that includes shop coffee, vending machines and stopping via McDonald!!!8217;s for coffee. Infact all forms of bought coffee!
    Taking on the world one debt at a time!!!

    Clear all the debt by Xmas 2018 #168 - 1220/11470

    BYOLTW Feb 2018 0/12
    • Ms Chocaholic
    • By Ms Chocaholic 1st Oct 17, 10:13 PM
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    Everyday .... always.

    Usually a salad box so I make 2/3 days in advance, usually some on a Sunday evening and possibly the rest of the week on the Wednesday evening. Quicker that way and the salads keep perfectly fine in the fridge and just grab one out each morning.

    I don't want to sign up for the challenge as it's something I do already but I wanted just to help with the tip (above).
    Thrifty Till 50 Then Spend Till The End

    You can please some of the people some of the time, all of the people some of the time, some of the people all of the time but you can never please all of the people all of the time
    • fruitloop04
    • By fruitloop04 2nd Oct 17, 8:18 AM
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    Updated

    Thank you Ms Chocaholic - any tips are welcomed!! I have a chicken salad for lunch today and packed some walnuts for a snack. I ate dinner really late last night so taking a smoothie to work with me for when I get hungry!
    16.08.2017 CC 1 - 2050 1,500 CC 2 - 1766.82 1406 Emergency savings: 1250/6000
    Mortgage - April 2017 153,000 149,954
    Debt free by xmas: 1070.86/1500
    (Non Mortgage) Debt Free Date: August 2018
    • scottishbrummy
    • By scottishbrummy 2nd Oct 17, 8:56 AM
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    I!!!8217;m in, although got a week off next week so only at work 16 days. I!!!8217;ll aim for all 16 and cross my fingers!
    LBM - 30/3/16 - Someone save me from myself!!
    Overdraft: 1800/1800 - Credit card: 1400/1450 - Loan: 1257/4500
    Grand Total: 4457/7750
    • Purplemumof2
    • By Purplemumof2 2nd Oct 17, 10:42 AM
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    Off the starting blocks 1/15 for me today.

    Have a lovely day everyone x
    Official DFW Nerd Club - Member no. 791 - Proud to be dealing with my debts
    MBNA: 6200.00 Cap 1: 395.80 BC: 6841.81
    AFD xxx LTW 6/16
    POAMAYC 2018 #041 PD 6288.87/7000
    Savings for Christmas 191.84/365
    20p Savers 2018 2 Savers 2018 50p Savers 2018 SPC 11 2018 #003
    • Tea&Kittens
    • By Tea&Kittens 2nd Oct 17, 1:40 PM
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    1/19 for me!
    Also, deposited all my change from my purse into various receptacles based on coin value at home, so no temptation for the snack machine/sweeties!
    #Frugal February : NSDs Target =16
    Started here on 07 September 2017: Total: 20,521 19847
    Barclaycard: 14659 14435 Oct 2017 HSBC Credit Card : 3112 3012 Oct 2017
    Overdraft: 350 0 Oct2017 MBNA : 2400
    A journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step. I'm on my way!
    • leimichellecat
    • By leimichellecat 2nd Oct 17, 7:15 PM
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    #10 1/18 had yogurt and fruit for breakfast and left over bolognaise for lunch. Tomorrow is Mexican bean casserole, already prepared in the fridge.

    Still looking for ideas for my university days, at the moment it!!!8217;s ham salad wholemeal rolls (very boring!)
    Taking on the world one debt at a time!!!

    Clear all the debt by Xmas 2018 #168 - 1220/11470

    BYOLTW Feb 2018 0/12
    • Purplemumof2
    • By Purplemumof2 2nd Oct 17, 8:34 PM
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    LTW 1/15 for today.

    Hope everyone's had a good day x
    Official DFW Nerd Club - Member no. 791 - Proud to be dealing with my debts
    MBNA: 6200.00 Cap 1: 395.80 BC: 6841.81
    AFD xxx LTW 6/16
    POAMAYC 2018 #041 PD 6288.87/7000
    Savings for Christmas 191.84/365
    20p Savers 2018 2 Savers 2018 50p Savers 2018 SPC 11 2018 #003
    • fruitloop04
    • By fruitloop04 3rd Oct 17, 7:33 AM
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    Everyone is off to a good start! I have chicken salad again today. I usually make double and take it for 2 days or have the leftovers from dinner (unless the OH hasn't pinched them first!).
    16.08.2017 CC 1 - 2050 1,500 CC 2 - 1766.82 1406 Emergency savings: 1250/6000
    Mortgage - April 2017 153,000 149,954
    Debt free by xmas: 1070.86/1500
    (Non Mortgage) Debt Free Date: August 2018
    • fruitloop04
    • By fruitloop04 3rd Oct 17, 7:34 AM
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    BTW, just saw on your signature cozicup - congratulations on your engagement!
    16.08.2017 CC 1 - 2050 1,500 CC 2 - 1766.82 1406 Emergency savings: 1250/6000
    Mortgage - April 2017 153,000 149,954
    Debt free by xmas: 1070.86/1500
    (Non Mortgage) Debt Free Date: August 2018
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