Will you Jingle Jangle in January? NSD Challenge.

BigMummaF
BigMummaF Posts: 4,281 Forumite
edited 2 February 2010 at 11:41AM in Debt-free wannabe
This is one New Years Resolution I am happy to renew; I love this Challenge & have even more reason to continue through 2010. I'm hoping to save enough by April to visit rellies almost a thousand miles away, so I'm makng a start by trying to avoid the lure of the Sales for as long as possible mixed-smiley-044.gifWish me luck:o

Do you fancy keeping the cash in YOUR account rather than giving it to the retailers? Are you saving for that something special? Then why not join us in this month's No Spend Day Challenge.

We are here to help each other avoid spending for how-ever many days
you feel appropriate to your own situation, in order to take back some control over our hard-earned money.
What you class as a 'spend' is entirely your choice; some people will try to shop on the days DD/SO etc are paid, whilst others will not include essentials such as rent. Personally, I count a spend as any time I buy something, as opposed to the unavoidable utility bills & such.

So! Are we ready to do battle with all things Retail in order to keep the pennies in our pockets a while longer? Come on in & join the fun!

Good Luck everyone!


Here are some threads to help keep us on the straight & narrow & if you know of others, please post. Many of the lunch box ideas are aimed toward children but could easily be adapted for adults.

January Grocery Challenge. First page of any Challenge has lots of recipes.
Tinned Food Recipes.
Leftovers? Don’t Throw It..
Exciting Sandwich Fillings on a Budget.
Lunch for Work.
Laptop Lunchbox Ideas.
Packed Lunches.
Cheap Healthy Snacks.
Cheap Snack Ideas to Stop Buying Crisps.
Homemade Snack Ideas…contains further links for ideas.
Sprouting Seeds to Eat.
Really Quick & Alternative Snacks.
Easy Homemade Biscuits.
Muesli & Cereal Bar Recipes.
Weetabix Cake.
HM Popcorn.
Smoothie Recipes.
Yoghurt Without a Yoghurt Maker.
Ham Economics.
Low Carb Kids Lunches...contains advice for diabetics.
Kids Lunch Box Ideas.
Back to School Lunches.
Healthy Kids Snacks.
HM Lollies.
Ice Lolly Ideas
Cheap Healthy Playground Snacks.
Homemade Fudge.
OS HM Sweets.
Forgotten Puddings.

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  • BigMummaF
    BigMummaF Posts: 4,281 Forumite
    edited 3 February 2010 at 11:43AM
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    Full time Carer for Mum; harassed mother of three;
    loving & loved by two 4-legged babies.

  • Please can you put me down for 20 days as back to normal in Jan,thanks.
    Save £4500 in 2014
  • BigMummaF
    BigMummaF Posts: 4,281 Forumite
    edited 4 February 2010 at 12:57PM
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    I've only gone up one to 18, as these next three months are traditionally the most taxing for me [a curse of a March wedding, as all my annual bills arrive Feb/March :( --shame they didn't leave along with the 'groom' :p ] with bills & renewals flying thru the letter-box at the speed of light :mad:


    Full time Carer for Mum; harassed mother of three;
    loving & loved by two 4-legged babies.

  • jtb2412
    jtb2412 Posts: 1,782 Forumite
    Hi, could I join in please? :D

    Have done this challenge way back in the past but 2010 is the year for us to try and save enough to decorate our house :rolleyes: so it'll be great motivation to do this challenge.

    I think I'd like to start with 10 days and see how I get on, I might increase it in February but it's been a while since I did this so need to get back into the swing of things. :o

    Good luck everyone ! Here's to a great 2010 :beer:
    :jWeight loss to date 1st 11.5lb :j
  • hi all this looks like a fab forum iv been a lurker for months regularly on here and ive had my money spending ideas totally overturned i found hotukdeals last year and although its fabolous the money ive saved ive also spent loooooooaaaaaaaaaaaadddddddddddds i would never have spent, this year im going to save save save and pay off those horrible niggly catologues and bits and pieces coming out of my pay direct debits so this is a fab start and im going for 20 nsd in jan....
    may groc challenge £167/£280...
  • elfen
    elfen Posts: 10,213 Forumite
    Can I put myself back in for 8 days? I need to buy uni stuff when my semester changes but that and train tix are taken into account
    ** Total debt: £6950.82 ± May NSDs 1/10 **
    ** Fat Bum Shrinking: -7/56lbs **
    **SPC 2012 #1498 -£152 and 1499 ***
    I do it all because I'm scared.
  • rictus123
    rictus123 Posts: 2,560
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    Put me down for 21+ please, hopefully every penny i earn will be mine!
    Work in progress...Update coming July 2012.
  • jacci45
    jacci45 Posts: 1,636 Forumite
    Hi,can you put me down for 16 days please,it will be nice to get back on the straight and narrow!!
  • debtaghh
    debtaghh Posts: 1,794
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    Hi,

    Could I join please? I really want to tackle my £60k debt without IVA etc, so put me in for 20nsd.

    Thanks and good luck everyone!
  • I've gone off the rails spending wise over the last few months so would love a challenge to get back on track, so could you put me down for 15 please
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