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Weekly Spend Challenge W/C 2nd December 2012
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# 21
Munchin
Old 04-12-2012, 1:18 PM
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Oh my budget is dead already.

I went to Tesco today to stock up on wine with their 25% of deal. I'm having a mini Xmas party next weekend for my friends as it is all our birthdays. The wine will do over Xmas as well.

Spends so far -

Sun - 49.47 (29 lunch + 6.20 (coffee at airport) + 5.27 groceries)
Mon - 4 exercise
Tues - 51.00 (wine & groceries)

Total = 104.47/80
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Old 04-12-2012, 3:55 PM
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I've had a bit of a disaster

http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/...postcount=1107

Should be able to juggle some funds to cover it but could really have done without having to buy a new iron at this time of year!
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Old 04-12-2012, 5:32 PM
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I've had a bit of a disaster

http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/...postcount=1107

Should be able to juggle some funds to cover it but could really have done without having to buy a new iron at this time of year!
Oh bugga, really sorry to hear that rising. How depressing. and especially at xmas time.

I had a NSD today about time. and not trying to rub it in rising, i feel your pain after my day yesterday.
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Old 05-12-2012, 6:57 AM
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Morning everyone!

Rising: Sorry to hear about your iron, I hope you manage to find a nice one for a bargain price

Spends for yesterday:
5.70 (train), 1.40 (magazine), 2.40 (bus home from work after finishing late), 5.29 (Jelly and milk)

Total so far: 49.67/70.00 (20.33 left for week)

On the plus side I lost 3.1/2 lbs last night at my meeting

Have a good day everyone xxx
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Old 05-12-2012, 7:38 AM
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Monday 3rd December - 40 for Xmas do.
Tuesday 4th December - 2 birthday card.

42/100.
Weekly spend challenge WC 09/12 12.10/130
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Fuel - 0 / 30 (have a couple of hosp appts)
Groceries - 34.39 / 35 shopped Tues (have a 5 off 35 @ Al*di)
Trolley - 25 / 25 bought Mon
Misc - 2.94 / 10 see below
Total: 62.33 / 100
Had to buy some lip balm (but they were BOGOF) @ 99p and those pesky choc chip cookies just leapt into my hands again so that was another 1.25 (but worth every penny!)

Ended up with a 20p and 50p in my change which have gone in their pots so .... 2.94 spent out the misc fund
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Old 06-12-2012, 6:56 AM
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Morning everyone!!

Spends for yesterday:
5.70 (train for work), 2.91 (tissue, locket sweets and paper), 5.58 (toilet roll, deodorant for OH and chicken steaks)

Total so far: 63.86/70.00 (6.14 left for the rest of the week)

Have a good day everyone xxx
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Morning everyone!

Spends for the day:
5.70 train ticket

Total so far: 69.56/70.00 (44p left to last today )

Have a good day everyone xxx
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Old 07-12-2012, 4:01 PM
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Fuel - 0 / 30 (have a couple of hosp appts)
Groceries - 34.39 / 35 shopped Tues (have a 5 off 35 @ Al*di)
Trolley - 25 / 25 bought Mon
Misc - 2.94 / 10 see below
Total: 65 / 100
Fuel - carried forward to next week - I've got to go back to the hospital on Monday so will fill up then as only used 1/2 tank so far

The Misc spends ..... have have gone a bit wrong today - have set my spend at 65 to cover it .....

I allow myself 5 when I go to the hospital - it's an hour & a 1/2 drive (sometimes more) each way and TBH by the time I get there - I need coffee (so that was 1.80) but I'd also stopped at Mr A and got some cookies (I need to do something about this cookie obsession ) and some Ribena (thinking it'd be cheaper there than at the hospital) and that was 1.80 too.

I then spent 4 hours being poked & proded & x-rayed, saw Drs, Nurses etc, etc and then had 1/2 an hour to wait for a prescription so ..... another coffee (to get me through the journey home) - this one was only 1.50 tho!

So... that's 5.10 out my 5 hospital allowance but I had 20p's and 50p's in my change so these had to go to the tins - so had to make up the shortfall from the Misc money (around 1)
I've just joined both together (total 15) and have managed to add 5.50 to the Bus Fund pot so I guess it's OK.

Trouble is - I have to go back again on Monday - might have to dig out my flask! but I find coffee doesn't keep well in it (which is why I stopped using it) - wonder if hot choc would keep any better?
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Old 07-12-2012, 7:29 PM
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Evening everyone

2/12 Petrol - 60
2/12 Lunch - 15
3/12 Xmas pressies (owed to sis) - 40

3/12 Nails - 20 - couldnt go to appt as had a puncture when i got to work so had to go to the garage this evening instead of the appt.
83.05 later on a new tyre as old one couldnt be repaired. Booooo. Although this is from a car maintenance budget

5/12 Dinner on Weds - 25 - 15 spent
Groceries - 20 - so far 8.26 spent, on lunch for tomorrow as out of work tomorrow at an assessment. and to fulfill my craving of chocolate milkshake. - another 3.78 spent on bunny veg and 1.74 towards tip on weds night (although i thought i put 2 in!!)

Groceries - 6.22 left
Spends - 10 - so far 3.42 spent, snack for work today and chip shop chips on 3rd.
Spends - 6.58 left
Nails - 20 left
DEBT: 1900 = CC - 1600 15001450 NEXT - 300
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Old 07-12-2012, 9:38 PM
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I've completely lost track this week, but I think from receipts

Bus fares 4.40
Wine: 20
Cocktails: 10
M&S 17
Sandwich 4.95
Water,Pringles,Milkyway 1.80
Toothpaste and other stuff I forgot to pack 11.23

RED for me this week


Week off for me next week as I'm off on annual leave for 10 days, tour of Iceland, Sweden and Norway
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Week off for me next week as I'm off on annual leave for 10 days, tour of Iceland, Sweden and Norway
*sigh* that sounds wonderful have a fabby time!
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Old 08-12-2012, 4:25 PM
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Evening everyone!

NSD for me yesterday.

Total for the week: 69.56/70.00 (44p put into Wally the savings dog)

I had a nice 39.60 surprise from my old work's lottery. The place shut down last Friday and wasn't expecting anything back from it but had it dropped into work on Friday. I put it straight in the savings dog rather than splurging it. Am too sick to spend it anyway stupid flu.

Am going to pledge 70.00 again for next week.
Have a good weekend everyone xx
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A green week for me please. Total at

27.57/30


Can i pledge 30 again for the upcoming week. Dont think i need much this week and tomorrow should be NSD as me and my sons are having a duvet and film day.
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Monday 3rd December - 40 for Xmas do.
Tuesday 4th December - 2 birthday card.

And it all went a bit wrong after that! Spent 124.87 out of my pledges 100 so in RED for this week

42/100.
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Old 09-12-2012, 11:20 AM
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Good morning everyone!

Checking in to report that I unexpectedly had to fork out for supplies, pushing me into the red this week with 141.37 spent out of my pledged 100.

I'm mucho busy next week, so hopefully I won't have any time to spend!

Have a good rest of the weekend everyone and see you on next weeks thread once I've worked out my budget!
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Old 09-12-2012, 6:29 PM
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New thread here

Munchin and Rising - wasn't sure if you had actually declared so haven't taken your totals on to the new thread, just in case.
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Old 09-12-2012, 6:35 PM
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Hi!

I was cutting it so fine this week but managed to spend 9.94. Phew!
Am going to pledge 10 again next week. It's getting tighter, going to have to be careful!

Cheers
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Evening everyone

2/12 Petrol - 60
2/12 Lunch - 15
3/12 Xmas pressies (owed to sis) - 40

3/12 Nails - 20 - couldnt go to appt as had a puncture when i got to work so had to go to the garage this evening instead of the appt.
83.05 later on a new tyre as old one couldnt be repaired. Booooo. Although this is from a car maintenance budget

5/12 Dinner on Weds - 25 - 15 spent
Groceries - 20 - so far 8.26 spent, on lunch for tomorrow as out of work tomorrow at an assessment. and to fulfill my craving of chocolate milkshake. - another 3.78 spent on bunny veg and 1.74 towards tip on weds night (although i thought i put 2 in!!)

Groceries - 6.22 left
Spends - 10 - so far 3.42 spent, snack for work today and chip shop chips on 3rd.
Spends - 6.58 left
Nails - 20 left
Right well i have finished the week with 27.55 in cash, 20 to be taken forward for my nails on tues this week. Will pot 2.55 of the 7.55 and take 5 forward.

However i also spent 33.90 and 10.25 yesterday so i could have a NSD day today as Sunday is usually guaranteed NSD. Will need to look at budget to incorporate spends on a saturday.

So for this week 151.60 / 135. ooops
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New thread here

Munchin and Rising - wasn't sure if you had actually declared so haven't taken your totals on to the new thread, just in case.
Reserved new Iron (and paid for it) on Friday ..... long story - but have been refunded for it today (plus goodwill gesture ) so that wipes that out.

Fuel - carried forward to next week
Groceries - on track!
Misc spends - errrrr disaster

Overall it's probably a GREEN but the Misc spends were a disaster so don't really feel I can say it was a good week - can I go for a bust! ETA but I did manage to add 7.50 to the Bus Fund!!
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