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    • quintwins
    • By quintwins 4th May 11, 6:44 PM
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    • #2
    • 4th May 11, 6:44 PM
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    • 4th May 11, 6:44 PM
    altho this looks pretty good it doesn't include store cupboard stuff, and it nothing brilliant i could do the same or similar meals for less, saying thats it's a good place to start if your new to meal planning or don't have the time to write out a list ect
    DFW £7632/£28996 26.3%
    • flourgirl
    • By flourgirl 4th May 11, 7:48 PM
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    • 4th May 11, 7:48 PM
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    • 4th May 11, 7:48 PM
    Might be a good idea in principle but what happens on a weekend? It really equates to £70 per week and I'm sure that there are lots of lovely peeps on here who could do it for much less. It is a good starting point for those who have never cooked from scratch and have no real idea about menu planning though.
  • CH27
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    • 4th May 11, 8:01 PM
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    • 4th May 11, 8:01 PM
    I could do that for less money.
    • quintwins
    • By quintwins 4th May 11, 8:03 PM
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    • 4th May 11, 8:03 PM
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    • 4th May 11, 8:03 PM
    it's for 7days (unlike the weekly one) they were just giving you a rought idea

    http://www.sainsburys-feed-your-family.co.uk/


    also theres no drinks so you can only have water cause it only includes 4pints of milk for a family for 4
    Last edited by quintwins; 04-05-2011 at 8:05 PM.
    DFW £7632/£28996 26.3%
    • flourgirl
    • By flourgirl 4th May 11, 8:18 PM
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    • 4th May 11, 8:18 PM
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    • 4th May 11, 8:18 PM
    it's for 7days (unlike the weekly one) they were just giving you a rought idea

    http://www.sainsburys-feed-your-family.co.uk/


    also theres no drinks so you can only have water cause it only includes 4pints of milk for a family for 4
    Originally posted by quintwins
    Thank you, thats much clearer.
  • Quackers
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    • 4th May 11, 8:20 PM
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    • 4th May 11, 8:20 PM
    I could do that for less money.
    Originally posted by CH27
    But there are soooooo many people that cannot.

    Surely anything that helps people learn how to budget and feed their family is a good thing?

    It's a starting point for people who just shop 'willy nilly' - to teach them how to meal plan/budget

    From there they can work on it and improve
    Sometimes it's important to work for that pot of gold...But other times it's essential to take time off and to make sure that your most important decision in the day simply consists of choosing which color to slide down on the rainbow...
  • kit77
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    • 4th May 11, 8:20 PM
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    • 4th May 11, 8:20 PM
    Yeah it does not take into consideration drinks or store cupboard items and most folk here could do much better in fact I think even I could to lol.

    Still hopefully it might help some familys who need to cut back and dont know where to start. Every Little helps oops wrong supermarket lol
  • CH27
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    • 4th May 11, 8:21 PM
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    • 4th May 11, 8:21 PM
    But there are soooooo many people that cannot.

    Surely anything that helps people learn how to budget and feed their family is a good thing?

    It's a starting point for people who just shop 'willy nilly' - to teach them how to meal plan/budget

    From there they can work on it and improve
    Originally posted by Quackers
    Definately
    • FatVonD
    • By FatVonD 4th May 11, 8:25 PM
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    I saw this in the Guardian on Saturday, apparently they did it 17 years ago and the amount was still £50 then (maybe they meant the equivalent of £50?)
    Make £25 a day in April £0/£750 (March £584, February £602, January £883.66)

    December £361.54, November £322.28, October £288.52, September £374.30, August £223.95, July £71.45, June £251.22, May£119.33, April £236.24, March £106.74, Feb £40.99, Jan £98.54) Total for 2017 - £2,495.10
    • Jojo the Tightfisted
    • By Jojo the Tightfisted 4th May 11, 8:26 PM
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    I've just gone onto the Sainsbury's website and added their shopping list to a basket in the precise quantities they state.

    It comes to more than £50.

    I'll stick to the market and the butchers, I think. They charged me £1.65 for a pound of lean steak mince and £1.50 for 4 chicken thighs that aren't full of added water yesterday. Chucked the chicken in with some garam masala, allspice, bonnet pepper, water and two potatoes and it probably cost me about £2 - which is an expensive meal in the real world. And leaves me enough in a week to be able to stretch to such luxuries as soap and teabags.

    I think promotions like this make people think they should be spending that amount on food each week, and even encouraging some people to want to spend even more, as they would think themselves stingy otherwise.

    After all, supermarkets aren't doing this to be nice to customers; they are doing it to try and get more people spending in their shops or thinking they have saved so much on food that they spend double on cleaning products and general crap.
    I could dream to wide extremes, I could do or die: I could yawn and be withdrawn and watch the world go by.

    Yup you are officially Rock n Roll
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    • Bogof_Babe
    • By Bogof_Babe 4th May 11, 8:29 PM
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    There's no puddings .
    I haven't bogged off yet, and I ain't no babe


    • quintwins
    • By quintwins 4th May 11, 8:29 PM
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    £50 17years ago was loads it would have feed u in m&s and you'd have had steaks everynight

    i do think this is a good idea but it could do with abit more variety for breakfasts and lunchs and more child friendly meals, personally i already do it for less
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    • Butterfly Brain
    • By Butterfly Brain 4th May 11, 8:49 PM
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    I could do that for less money.
    Originally posted by CH27
    Me too and breakfast wouldn't be toast and jam or cereal
    Blessed are the cracked for they are the ones that let in the light
    C.R.A.P R.O.L.L.Z. Member #35 Butterfly Brain + OH - Foraging Fixers
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  • Quackers
    There's no puddings .
    Originally posted by Bogof_Babe
    Ok, I've changed my mind.

    It's pants.

    It should be illegal to have a meal plan with no puddings....
    Sometimes it's important to work for that pot of gold...But other times it's essential to take time off and to make sure that your most important decision in the day simply consists of choosing which color to slide down on the rainbow...
    • Butterfly Brain
    • By Butterfly Brain 4th May 11, 9:14 PM
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    These sites have much cheaper meal options

    http://thirty-quid.blogspot.com/

    http://www.goodtoknow.co.uk/recipes/266969/Credit-crunch-weekly-meal-planner

    http://www.goodtoknow.co.uk/recipes/258920/Meals-for-under-a-fiver

    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=2176651&highlight=baked+bean+curr y
    Blessed are the cracked for they are the ones that let in the light
    C.R.A.P R.O.L.L.Z. Member #35 Butterfly Brain + OH - Foraging Fixers
    Not Buying it 2015!
    • emg
    • By emg 4th May 11, 9:24 PM
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    and dont forget http://www.cheap-family-recipes.org.uk/ to feed a family of 4 for £100 a month.
    • FatVonD
    • By FatVonD 5th May 11, 10:29 AM
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    £50 17years ago was loads it would have feed u in m&s and you'd have had steaks everynight
    Originally posted by quintwins
    Absolutely, that what I thought too, along with thinking that there are folks on here that could probably feed them for a month for £50 (not me alas!)
    Make £25 a day in April £0/£750 (March £584, February £602, January £883.66)

    December £361.54, November £322.28, October £288.52, September £374.30, August £223.95, July £71.45, June £251.22, May£119.33, April £236.24, March £106.74, Feb £40.99, Jan £98.54) Total for 2017 - £2,495.10
  • rachbc
    It is a good starting point but it doesn't include drinks, snacks (clearly no toddlers or teenagers in this family), puddings or any storecupboard stuff. if I sent my son to school on 2 slices of toast and jam he'd eat his packed lunch at breaktime!
  • zippybungle
    Ok, I've changed my mind.

    It's pants.

    It should be illegal to have a meal plan with no puddings....
    Originally posted by Quackers
    My 5 and 8 year old sons would agree with that, they are close to ringing Childline if they are told there is no pudding today!

    Zippy x
    Busy working Mum of 3
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