Wednesday, 25 January 2017

The £2 challenge with Zamcog and Voucherbox

Voucherbox has teamed up with Zamcog this January. They are a UK charity that is dedicated to helping feed and educate Zambia’s most at-risk children. 

Did you know that it cost only £2 a day to feed and educate a child in Zambia everyday? 
We've never really thought about how much we spend per day,on the food we eat and so we were challenged to feed the 3 of us for £6 (£2 per person). 

Voucherbox will also be donating £50 to Zamcog to help the charity to continue their goal of helping Zambia's most risk children.

So how did we get on with the challenge? 

Here is what we used for our meals and these amounts are based on what we used rather than the whole pack that we had purchased: 

Breakfast: 
M savers porridge 6p
Banana (1 each) 39p
Milk 3p

Lunch: 
Jacket potato 62p for 2 and a half potato's 
 M Savers Baked Beans 50p for 2 and a half cans

Dinner: 
Morrisons Tuna Pasta bake mix 36p
M savers can of Tuna 65p
M savers pasta 12p
M savers sweetcorn 13p
M savers grated cheese 44p

Snacks:
Grapes 75p
Apple's 25p 

Total: £4.30


This works out to be approx £1.43 per person for the day. I think we have done really well. The challenge has got us really thinking about the things we eat on a day to day basis and how much it is costing us. 

We do most of our shopping in Morrisons as its our nearest supermarket and we have always spent the majority of food shop on the M savers range anyway. If we were to spend £6 per day for a week that would work out to be £42 a week. Most weeks we spend over this figure and it's got me thinking about what we can do to cut down our food costs. 

You can check out more to do with the £2 challenge here 

45 comments:

  1. Wow. That's amazing! You have had really filling meals for £2. I spend far too much money on food.
    Lovely that it's for a charity.

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  2. I am loving reading these challenge posts, yours has to be the best one so far, you did great x

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    1. Ah thank u, we are pretty good with food any way it was an eye opener to see what we had actually spent per meal and for a whole day

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  3. Gosh this sounds a tricky task. I don't think we could feed all of us for the same.

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  4. Im such a wasteful person when it comes to food and I hate that. It really does make you think massively tho, i donate money to charity to help children who are malnourished every month, its not a lot but anything helps, such a great insightful post x

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  5. Wow you did really well to get in under £2, I spend far too much on food so should really try and give this a go x

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  6. Looks like you absolutely nailed this challenge, but of course it wouldn't be sustainable in the long run unless you absolutely had to. There's only so many jacket potatoes one can eat before getting fed up - and I bloody love potatoes!

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  7. What a fantastic initiative. Just think if we could all do that every day and use what we had saved to help those in need!

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  8. You have done amazingly well there. Isn't it great when you discover that you can save so much money on your food shopping.

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  9. this is really interesting - we spend a fortune on food. I really need to cut back and be more savvy with my for shop x

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  10. You did a great job with the challenge, I am loving seeing bloggers taking this on and earning money money for Zambia. I think this is such a tough challenge, most people spend so much more than this per day.

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  11. Woah you've done so well! I think we spend far too much on food in our house so your post has definitely inspired me to cut back a bit xxx

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  12. Nice challenge! I try to do the same with my groceries and I always love to think that I'm eating nutritious and healthier meals for cheaper than eating out!

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    1. I really neee to do challenge ourselves with grocery shopping too.

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  13. That's fantastic, I always try to find a way to save some money. Food is one of my biggest issues, despite the fact I don't eat much. I just try to choose good quality product and they can be pricey!:)

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  14. Well done on completing the challenge! I think we forget how lucky we are in this country. We have far more, even when we think we're struggling

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  15. I've never thought of breaking down expenditure like that. Really interesting.

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  16. Lovely to see such a charitable approach.

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  17. Wow I have never seen milk for 3 p that is so cheap. Hard challenge but well done!

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    1. Our milk 50p for carton but we only used 3p worth with breakfast.

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  18. I think this is a really good cause. I spend a fortune on food x

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  19. This is such a good idea - i feel we are good as buy from places like aldi, but then only budget for the week x

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  20. I need to be like you with this, I perhaps need to sit down and go over how I can do this too.

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  21. I'm impressed that you managed to spend so little, I spend a lot of money on food and really need to think about where I could cut down x

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  22. This is such an eye opener. It's great to know that you can eat economically if you put the effort in. Great awareness post too!

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  23. This is great, when I read the title I though there's no way we could do this. We spend way too much on food.

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  24. We have been doing this too, it's amazing how little you can spend!

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  25. Wow! That's amazing that you managed to feed you all for so little xx

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  26. Wow what a good deal. We spend so much on food. It is nice to see how you can save xx

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  27. It's amazing how much we can save if we really put our mind to it.

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  28. We're terrible for wasting food, no matter how we tried and rein it in we seem to throw loads away. you've done fab in this challenge

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  29. That's fab you did amazing in the challenge! xo

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  30. That's a good challenge and it's very interesting how you've calculated the cost of the dinner.

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  31. Very good. I would totally suck at this. Reason why I declined the challenge. lol

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  32. Wow what a great challenge! It's so easy to overspend, and overeat and a challenge like this puts things into perspective xx

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  33. It's amazing that only £2 can do so much in another country! My friends have tried the challenge where you spend less than £5 a day for a week.. rather unsuccessfully!

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  34. You did a great job and got in well under the £2 which was great. I doubt my lot could manage that.

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  35. I dread to think how much we spend per day on food. Great you could create healthy meals on such a tight budget, what a great campaign x

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  36. Wow that's amazing. You did very well there. It's amazing what you can get when you think about it x

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  37. WOW I am actually so impressed! I know I can spend loads on food so I really wanna be more mindful when I shop x

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  38. You have done really well, I find it easier to cook on a budget when not feeding my (fussy) children

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  39. I spend way too much money on food. Glad to see you helping out Zambia as I have a lot of family there x

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  40. I did this challenge, and I loved it. Made me really look at what we spent

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  41. Thank you for your post! We will be donating £50 to Zamcog which will feed, educate and clothe an at-risk child in Zambia for 1 month.

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