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    (Original post by TShadow383)
    Pfft, you can keep your fancy tesco value vodka, here we have asda "smart price" vodka

    £6.16 a bottle.
    done it, survived...and i swear i felt it burning down my stomach lol
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    Try'na spend around £40-50 weekly. Probably spending around 55. With 25-30 on food. Too much Greggs.
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    (Original post by I HEART KFC!!!)
    umm either your friend is a rabbit or he is full of ****
    THey steal food is how the do it
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    70-80 on food each week
    + any extras
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    Out to the heads that know.
    But I do prefer Asda really, but Lidl do hold their own weight with some great products.
    But, learning how to saving money is an essential and useful skill. Something I kinda lack.
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    My mother has taught me the secrets of feeding myself for under £2 every night.
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    Spent about £60 on food yesterday. I think it was quite a lot of food and should last over a week.
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    (Original post by radfordboy87)
    £7 a week is extremely impressive! If I spent that much I could save loads of my student loan, but sadly I dont : ( Whats that £7 consist of then?
    Honestly, it is just food and petrol. I am in IB currently, so I sleep a lot. I'm in the US, so there is no nightlife or drinking or anything like that. I rent movies a lot when I hang out with friends, so we don't have to go out and spend a lot of money but instead hang out at each other's houses.
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    I spent £70 this week
    -£25 on food (This is normally about £20 though)
    -£25 on buying a bag
    -£10 on petrol
    -£10 on grading fee

    Normally I don't have the last 3 but I do spend about £7 on various sports clubs I do. I don't drink so that helps! Normally I spend about £30/week on everything but if I have extra stuff to pay for it can go up.
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    (Original post by 21:13)
    I have to pay for all my food
    Ah, okay! Yea, I have a stomach problem so I rarely eat, making me quite frugal in that area too. Do you eat out much? I eat out maybe once or twice a month, which saves me.
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    Food sets me back anything between £30 and £50 a week, including eating out/take aways.

    Every night I go out I spend a minimum £20.

    Aside from that I spend on very little. I shop for everything else outside of term time when I'm working back home for the most part.
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    It all comes down to luxury, when I left home 10 years ago I got like £15 in food vouchers from my mum and lived off that easily and that was mainly biscuits, wagon wheels, pasta and pizzas

    Then 3 years ago I tried saving as I was getting my first flat and was working so lived off £3.75 for a week as I ate like this ready meal pack that was 2 ready meals, 2 naans and some pakoras for £1.75 that lated me about 2 days, then ate packet mash other days or cheese toasties or apples. Ironically I gained over a stone in weight that week!

    I could often live on less than a £5 up till 3 years ago but now have savings so spend more.
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    I wouldn't really want to try living on £5-10/week if I'm honest. Mainly cos I'd fail. I probably spend about £25-35 a week at Tesco and then about £10 more eating out and about (sometimes £20, depends) and the rest of my money goes on socialising and books and stuff.
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    I used to spend £5-10 a week. I lived off Iceland junk food, though.
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    My shopping budget was £5-10 per week, and I don't drink, so it's free water for me I reckon I spent about £15 per week, as I still went out, and I bought treats too I got the free bus to do my shopping as well, so that saved £2.50!

    Oh, and I ate healthily - I made a lot of soups which provide 2 meals just for the price of veg - tomato soup is the best! And it does mean basics of course!

    Also...in my first week of shopping, I spent £20 on meat - this included about 4 packs of pork mince, 3 packs of chicken fillets and some sausages (which cost 50p!). Portioning this off, I got about 8-12 portions of mince, 12 portions of chicken and then about 12 portions of sausages - more than enough for a term at uni, considering I don't want to eat meat every day!
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    @ Untitled1 £15 a week is a good effort, definetely a bonus not drinking in terms of money! Sounds a good idea what you did with the meat aswell,freezing is always guaranteed to save you money!

    Alot of people spending less than £10 a week doing shopping, which is great to see! Seems like food seems the subject of choice, so what supermarket is cheapest do you think?
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    let's see, currently...

    Protein Shakes - £20/week
    Carbs - £10/week
    'supplements' = £20/week

    I guess I could cut it down to £10/week and not suffer,

    rest of my money is just saved.

    special offers helps cut down prices
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    (Original post by radfordboy87)
    so what supermarket is cheapest do you think?
    everyone

    what do i mean?

    depends on ..

    - what you are buying
    - special offers

    i buy from all supermarkets, some suprise you, like marks and spencer are cheapest for rice

    lidl can be more than waitrose

    obviously waitrose is more expensive on the whole but a few products are cheaper than anywhere else
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    About £15. All I buy is food.

    Obvs it'll be more if I need to buy books for my course one week. There's no need to buy anything else though.

    EDIT: Woah, I can't believe people spend £60-70 per week on food?! How much food does a person need :O
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    Ill have about 80 quids each week and Im already in catered accomodation. Dont know how you guys can spend such a little amount of money.
 
 
 
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