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    • fruitloop04
    • By fruitloop04 30th Sep 17, 9:37 AM
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    fruitloop04
    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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    • scottishbrummy
    • By scottishbrummy 3rd Oct 17, 9:48 AM
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    scottishbrummy
    1/16, brought tuna sandwiches, salad, yoghurt, apple and crisps with me so quite healthy really. Day off today which means I can prep tomorrow’s tonight !!!128515;
    LBM - 30/3/16 - Someone save me from myself!!
    Overdraft: 1800/1800 - Credit card: 1400/1450 - Loan: 1257/4500
    Grand Total: 4457/7750
    • Tea&Kittens
    • By Tea&Kittens 3rd Oct 17, 12:57 PM
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    Tea&Kittens
    Day 2 success!

    Realised I'm only actually in 18 days not 19, so I'll be aiming for 18 instead of 19.
    #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 3rd Oct 17, 8:15 PM
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    leimichellecat
    #10 2/18 had mexican bean casserole today, one of my easy freeze batch cooks. Tomorrow is uni day so I!!!8217;ve done rice, mixed beans and boiled egg. It!!!8217;s going to be hard avoiding coffee, but I!!!8217;m going to reward myself with a big bottle of coffee syrup if I make it through the month!
    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 4th Oct 17, 5:21 AM
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    Purplemumof2
    Morning

    LTW 2/15 for yesterday
    Official DFW Nerd Club - Member no. 791 - Proud to be dealing with my debts
    MBNA: £6500.00 Cap 1: £437.20 BC: £6747.97
    AFD xxx LTW 3/16
    POAMAYC 2018 #041 PD £3790.84/£7000
    Savings for Christmas £131.00/£365
    20p Savers 2018 £2 Savers 2018 50p Savers 2018 SPC 11 2018 #003
    • glass_half_full
    • By glass_half_full 4th Oct 17, 6:34 AM
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    glass_half_full
    Morning all,
    2/15 Having 'light lunches' at the moment from the supermarket, a bit of a cheat since they are ready made, but more nutritious and I'm trying to cut down on bread a bit, still cheaper than buying at the caf! at work. Yesterday lunch was provided at a work meeting.
    Total unsecured debt - £2,120 - Debt free Target July 2018
    • fruitloop04
    • By fruitloop04 4th Oct 17, 8:56 PM
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    fruitloop04
    All updated I am on day 3! Today had stuffed peppers and tomorrows lunch is HM fishcakes with salad.
    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 5th Oct 17, 5:21 AM
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    Purplemumof2
    Morning

    LTW 3/15 for today
    Official DFW Nerd Club - Member no. 791 - Proud to be dealing with my debts
    MBNA: £6500.00 Cap 1: £437.20 BC: £6747.97
    AFD xxx LTW 3/16
    POAMAYC 2018 #041 PD £3790.84/£7000
    Savings for Christmas £131.00/£365
    20p Savers 2018 £2 Savers 2018 50p Savers 2018 SPC 11 2018 #003
    • Tea&Kittens
    • By Tea&Kittens 5th Oct 17, 11:21 AM
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    Tea&Kittens
    Going well this week - LTW: 4/18
    #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 6th Oct 17, 6:26 AM
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    leimichellecat
    4/18 Managed a very nice rice salad for uni, and today it!!!8217;s a party at work so I!!!8217;ve baked cookies and I!!!8217;m hoping someone will have done sandwiches!
    Taking on the world one debt at a time!!!

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

    BYOLTW Feb 2018 0/12
    • glass_half_full
    • By glass_half_full 6th Oct 17, 6:51 AM
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    glass_half_full
    4/15 so far this week. Working from home today. Have a great day all!
    Total unsecured debt - £2,120 - Debt free Target July 2018
    • Lauralozzle
    • By Lauralozzle 6th Oct 17, 12:48 PM
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    Lauralozzle
    4/20

    All updated

    Monday -Thursday - brought breakfast/lunch to work. I had exactly the same all week.

    Home made breakfast bar and banana.
    Leek and potato soup with reduced roll, fruit salad, crisps, cheese and slice of home-made lemon cake.

    Bit boring but definitely cheap

    Today I am off so had not included today. Will still be eating lunch at home though!
    Last edited by Lauralozzle; 11-10-2017 at 6:49 PM.
    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
    • fruitloop04
    • By fruitloop04 6th Oct 17, 7:01 PM
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    fruitloop04
    All updated Had prawn salad for lunch today, this is one of my favourites with a sour cream, mustard and lemon dressing!
    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 9th Oct 17, 8:44 PM
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    fruitloop04
    Had HM fishcakes with salad for lunch and made enough for tomorrow too
    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
    • glass_half_full
    • By glass_half_full 9th Oct 17, 9:33 PM
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    glass_half_full
    Hi all,
    5/15 this month
    Total unsecured debt - £2,120 - Debt free Target July 2018
    • Tea&Kittens
    • By Tea&Kittens 11th Oct 17, 11:02 AM
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    Tea&Kittens
    Going well, with 6/15!
    #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!
    • MrsCD
    • By MrsCD 11th Oct 17, 12:12 PM
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    MrsCD
    DD has no choice but to take her own lunch - there are no shops nearby to buy anything!
    • Lauralozzle
    • By Lauralozzle 11th Oct 17, 6:48 PM
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    Lauralozzle
    Monday I was off

    Tuesday - ham salad sandwich, apple, strawberries, crisps, date and chocolate peanut brownie bar. Can of Zero Tango.

    Wednesday - exactly the same again.

    I'm now at 6/20
    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
    • glass_half_full
    • By glass_half_full 11th Oct 17, 7:24 PM
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    glass_half_full
    Hi all,

    6/15 so far. Tomorrow on a training course so lunch is provided,
    Total unsecured debt - £2,120 - Debt free Target July 2018
    • scd3scd4
    • By scd3scd4 11th Oct 17, 7:34 PM
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    scd3scd4
    Everyday of Everyday. ;-]




    Just did some prawns on the George Forman at work, Out of date tomorrow. Nicely seasoned and some fruit.


    I get the graze snacks a couple of times a month. One of them for later.


    I bring no CC/DC or money to work anymore as I just don't need it. ;-]
    • Tea&Kittens
    • By Tea&Kittens 12th Oct 17, 3:46 PM
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    Tea&Kittens
    Made it to 7/15 today!
    #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!
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