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TOSCS
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Long story short I lost my bloody bank card and won't have access to money for a fair few days.

I've got €6 (we'll say £5) to my name. How can I make this last as long as possible, food wise?
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Beans on toast.
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Noodles.
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You can withdraw money without a bank card.
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Ummmm a week...
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So say 5 days...

Buy some cheap 'basics pasta'. You can get a kilo for about 1 pound I reckon. Some tinned tomatoes (maybe 50p a can). Some long life bread for a 1 pound..and a can of tuna...

Just be careful..
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Nettos/Aldi/Lidl
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Tesco value noodles, <10p a meal. Not exactly nutritious, but filling. And bloody cheap.
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use whatever you have in the house and then only buy stuff that will all get used - cheese, bread, maybe some ham.

also, is there any chance you could borrow money from someone until you get your bank card back because i know people who had to wait 3 weeks for a replacement
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yeah, just go the bank with your account details...and withdraw some cash, in the meanwhile invest that fiver on a subway meal!
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Buy a footlong subway then just eat it really slowly.
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(Original post by Feefifofum)
Tesco value noodles, <10p a meal. Not exactly nutritious, but filling. And bloody cheap.
This is probably the best idea.

See how much you can get rice for, if you don't like noodles. Rice is the best staple food ever and, with soy sauce, can actually be eaten on its own.

For drinks you can use, obviously, water.
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(Original post by TOSCS)
Long story short I lost my bloody bank card and won't have access to money for a fair few days.

I've got €6 (we'll say £5) to my name. How can I make this last as long as possible, food wise?
(Original post by Terryw)
You can withdraw money without a bank card.
Agreed.

However if you buy a large pack of rice or noodles, some peppers, and frozen veg. Then get some Pad Thai or curry paste, it will make food for easily a week and be slightly more healthy than toast.
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ASDA price noodles
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cheap cheese. high in fat and protein to keep you going.
drink only tap water. lots of it to keep you full for longer.
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(Original post by Terryw)
You can withdraw money without a bank card.
But that would take all the fun out of it :p:
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Pay attention

All of the philosophy is useful, but for you I think 2:17 onwards is best
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Beans on toast.
Maybe even toast on toast :woo:

If you take in passport/driving licence you can withdraw money over the counter, y'know?

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Try dust.
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No I'm in Ireland and it was my UK bank card that I use/lost. I can use it to withdraw money because Visa handle the transactions (I think), I don't think I can just go into a different bank and withdraw money....

I have an Irish bank account, but even then it takes a good few days for an 'international' transfer, and costs a silly amount of money
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