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    • Purplemumof2
    • By Purplemumof2 19th Dec 18, 9:13 AM
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    Januarys Bring Your Lunch To Work
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    • 19th Dec 18, 9:13 AM
    Januarys Bring Your Lunch To Work 19th Dec 18 at 9:13 AM
    Welcome to Januarys bring your lunch to work, hopefully Spring is just around the corner

    Feel free to post what you're having/planning/eating for lunch as this may give others a idea of what to make and I'm always up for inspiration.

    There are 23 working days up for grabs, if you are unfortunate to be working New Years Day.

    Let me know if you want to join in and I'll add you to the list on the next post.

    Happy New Year and here's to a frugal 2019.

    If you haven’t already, join the forum to join in the challenge.

    This Forum tip was included in MoneySavingExpert.com's weekly email!
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    MBNA: £5400.00 Lloyds: £9670.00 BC: GONE Cap One: £444.25
    Jan LTW 10/22
    PAYDBX 2019 #041 PD £325.70/£5604.30
    Savings for Christmas £50.16/£500
    20p Savers 2019 £2 Savers 2019 50p Savers 2019 SPC 12 2019 #003
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    • abbe89
    • By abbe89 13th Jan 19, 10:13 PM
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    Tomorrow is day 9 for me - I have spiced squash and red pepper soup and crackers packed and ready to go!
    • laura8417
    • By laura8417 13th Jan 19, 10:24 PM
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    Iíve failed this week dramatically - after having my impromptu day off on 08/01 I then went back to work and went out for lunch with my friends, brought lunch to work on 10/01 and then out again for lunch on Friday so I think iím on 4/15 - wonít make the 15 in January... oh well thereís always Feb! Got lunches planned this week and I think Iím going to leave my bank card at home so I have no means of paying for lunch!
    I Miss You Dad 1948 - 2016
    • liuhutOz
    • By liuhutOz 13th Jan 19, 11:15 PM
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    Just off to work, taking tuna rolls, an apple and a banana. No breakfast or coffee out this morning as I had to collect DD who had been away for 10 days.
    8 out of 9 for me
    Formally liuhut
    WIN £2008 in 2008 £1836.31 2009 wins - £91!!! 2010 6170.... wins 2011 aprox 2000
    • Hopeless Case
    • By Hopeless Case 14th Jan 19, 1:26 PM
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    Day 8 for me today, mystery soup from the freezer which turned out to be a lovely spicy carrot soup, great with a cinnamon bagel

    I was generous with the cumin seeds when I made it, delicious
    Jan GC £80.69/£200
    NSD target: Jan 8/20
    Bring Your Lunch to Work Target Jan 8/18
    £1 a day: Jan £14.86/£35
    Tesco CC Aug 18 £10,151.56 £9753.37 0% 30mnths, First Direct CC Aug 18 £4321.80 £3627.85 0% til Feb 20
    • millionaire in training
    • By millionaire in training 14th Jan 19, 7:14 PM
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    Hi folks. I love this challenge and I'm finding it's keeping me really focused. Every day I've been in my own office this month I've taken lunch. Have also managed to get my 2 adult kids to take lunch every day as well. Probably costing me more doing that but at least I know they are having good old healthy grub xx
    2 year plan. Jan 2019 to Dec 2020- CC debt free
    Currently £21, 398.65. Do-able

    January grocery challenge £155.95/£250
    Lunch to work Jan 8/15
    100 day challenge £251.46/£2,000
    • In_Debt_Bet
    • By In_Debt_Bet 14th Jan 19, 7:58 PM
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    In_Debt_Bet
    Day 8 done - another peanut butter sandwich :-) working from home tomorrow have a good week everyone xxx
    Worrying won't stop bad stuff from happening, it just stops you from enjoying the good.
    • Mum.Wife.Me.
    • By Mum.Wife.Me. 14th Jan 19, 9:12 PM
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    Took rice and left over pulled pork for lunch today with a yogurt and fruit for afters, takes my total to 6 days
    Going into 2019 owing £27, 789.94
    £83.50 / £27, 789.94
    Paying off debt so we can buy our forever home
    • abbe89
    • By abbe89 14th Jan 19, 9:36 PM
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    Day 10 tomorrow.
    We did have a team lunch out planned, but a few people are poorly so I'm not sure if we'll be going or not. I'll take a tin of soup and crackers just incase!
    • Homegrown0
    • By Homegrown0 14th Jan 19, 11:06 PM
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    Day 6/ 19 for us today Lunch prepped for tomorrow too so no excuses not to make 7.
    Sealed Pot Challenge 075
    Pay off by Xmas 2019 #02 - target £10,000
    • Thrice
    • By Thrice 15th Jan 19, 9:15 AM
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    Thrice
    Morning all!

    Just checking in, I'm 100% on track for January! I've made a sandwich or grabbed something quick at home, but not one single shop bought lunch at all!

    I finally read my Vegan on the go book, I bought that to inspire me to make better lunches but.... It's just not my cup of tea I'll need to have another google for stuff to make
    SPC010 £35.26
    2019 1% = £25. 0% so far
    • Purplemumof2
    • By Purplemumof2 15th Jan 19, 10:15 AM
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    Morning,

    List on the first page updated and I see we made the newsletter this week

    Some really great lunch ideas this week, some I think I will try over the next few weeks.

    Brought my lunch with me yesterday and today, so I am on track this week.

    Have a great day everyone x
    Official DFW Nerd Club - Member no. 791 - Proud to be dealing with my debts
    MBNA: £5400.00 Lloyds: £9670.00 BC: GONE Cap One: £444.25
    Jan LTW 10/22
    PAYDBX 2019 #041 PD £325.70/£5604.30
    Savings for Christmas £50.16/£500
    20p Savers 2019 £2 Savers 2019 50p Savers 2019 SPC 12 2019 #003
    • abbe89
    • By abbe89 15th Jan 19, 12:33 PM
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    Team lunch out was cancelled, so day 10 for me with some lamb and veg soup!
    • NeverendingDMP
    • By NeverendingDMP 15th Jan 19, 5:11 PM
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    Done 5 out of 12. Today was day 6 but im not sure it counts as i never ate it.... I made the packed lunch but had a crazy morning with a long hosp apt Abandoned my car with packed lunch inside for someone else to collect as I couldnt drive home and bought a pasty from greggs. Its been cold today so remains of packed lunch now in the fridge for tommorrow. Ha ha
    35,213 in Jan 2018, 29659 remaining.
    Mortgage 77230 in Jan 2018
    74623 remaining.
    Emergency fund 115
    • funfairprincess
    • By funfairprincess 15th Jan 19, 7:18 PM
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    funfairprincess
    Been off work with a bug for the last 2 days. Need to go back tomorrow though can't afford to stay home any longer even if I'm still not great.
    I'm not a muggle...I'm just magically challenged
    £2 Savers club 2019 20p Savers Club 2019
    GC January £73.06/£300 BLTW Jan 7/22
    Pay all your debts by Christmas 2019 #20 paid £100
    • laura8417
    • By laura8417 15th Jan 19, 7:22 PM
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    Monday and Tuesday done so far with just basic tins of soup... 6/15 for me
    I Miss You Dad 1948 - 2016
    • abbe89
    • By abbe89 15th Jan 19, 10:32 PM
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    Day 11 tomorrow - left over kale and sausage pasta bake.


    I'm finding this surprisingly easy, although I am missing the delicious filled rolls from the bakery near work!!!
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