Gentle Jump into June? Did we mention NOT spending...(well this is the NSD challenge)

edited 30 June 2010 at 4:15PM in Debt-Free Wannabe
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solventsoonsolventsoon Forumite
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edited 30 June 2010 at 4:15PM in Debt-Free Wannabe
:jWELCOME TO THE JUNE NSD CHALLENGE:j


Wimbledon and strawberries; Ascot and posh hats; Lords and ladies....all signs of June finally settling over Britain. And then rain stops play!

A bit like our NSD Challenge if you think about it. There are so many things we would rather do with our days than have to spend money on things we don’t need, so our happy band have decided to join forces to do battle with the twin evils of Dosh and the retailers who insist on tempting us.We are seriously committed to saving money, but nobody said it can't be done with a smile on your face so we organise riotous nights out and gatecrash any function going - all without leaving the comfort of our own imaginations!


On a slightly more serious note, we are here to help each other avoid spending for the number of days we feel we can manage 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.
It’s amazing how inventive you get when you’re determined NOT to spend - from weird menu ingredients to surprising DIY solutions-- but you know what? 99% of the time those wacky ideas work.


Have a look at our May thread (link below) to see what a friendly (and slightly insane) bunch we are. New recruits are joining up all the time - everyone is welcome so please don’t be shy, come and join us.

:)Good luck everyone:)



Here are some threads to help keep us on the straight and 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 and would be great for picnics/BBQs as summer is on its way.

March Grocery Challenge, with lots of recipe ideas.
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.



Link to last month's challenge is below so any newcomers can see what we get up to:)


:) The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time :)
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  • edited 3 July 2010 at 1:35AM
    solventsoonsolventsoon Forumite
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    edited 3 July 2010 at 1:35AM
    As host of this shiny new thread, I'll go first, as usual. A lot of the regulars have joined up already, hoping to welcome lots of newcomers as well this month:)

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    :) The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time :)
  • butdoineedit?butdoineedit? Forumite
    1.2K Posts
    Gonna challenge myself this month Spoon cos i think sticking at 10 would be a cop out now i know i can do it, so gonna go for 14 please :eek:
    February NSD challenge 5/15
  • debtbegonedebtbegone Forumite
    1K Posts
    I'm in for 15 again :)
    The debtWILLbegone - taking it 1% at a time
    Grand Total Owed:
    [STRIKE]£11,000[/STRIKE]£9962 Kicking the evil HBOS card's butt: [STRIKE]£4920[/STRIKE]£4495
    1% (£50) at a time member #121 - 11/100





  • AllieBallieAllieBallie Forumite
    739 Posts
    Hey Spoon, please can I join and start with a 5? (It will look rather pathetic next to everyone else's but I have to start somewhere!)

    Ta :D
    Those that matter don't mind, and those that mind don't matter :o
  • karenccs67karenccs67 Forumite
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    Part of the Furniture 1,000 Posts Debt-free and Proud!
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    Spoon please put me down for 15.
    ***Dont save what is left after spending, spend what is left after saving***
  • elfenelfen Forumite
    10.2K Posts
    16 for me please! Gonna try and do as good next month as I did this month!
    ** 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.
  • boultdjboultdj Forumite
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    Part of the Furniture 1,000 Posts Name Dropper Combo Breaker
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    Put me down for 16 please Spoon, Now back to Brighton,to see who I can find.:D
    £150/ £159.16
  • HerbaholicHerbaholic Forumite
    304 Posts
    Part of the Furniture Photogenic Combo Breaker
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    Put me down for 14 please Spoon, many thanks to your good self for keeping track of all this and keeping us motivated and to everyone else for the enthusiasm and support. I've already clocked up 3 NSD's :j I decided to make do with what was in the fridge and freezer and start the diet tomorrow after we've been shopping. Not that I've been norty have eaten sensibly, just didn't go with the diet list. I figured that I'd menu planned already for this week and it was relatively healthy so may as well stick with that and keep my purse closed. DH is beginning to regret promising me £5 for every NSD I clock up between now and my hols lol! To my reckoning that's 9 in total since I joined in May so he already owes me £45 and I have the NSD bug now so it's gonna cost him a fortune :rotfl:

    Good luck everyone and here's to loads of NSD's this month for us all :beer:

    Herby x
    NSD Challenge 2010:Jul 12/12 ;); Jun 21/14 :T; May : 6/6 :D
    GC 2010: Jul £134.03/£150.00 :cool:; Jun £278.86/£275.00 :mad:; May £276.13/£280.00 :T
  • Hi Spoon,

    Could you add me in for 15 this month,before you drink anymore of Spoonski Vodka ,big birthday bash for DS, so will try really hard, thank you petal
    More than Two Years in

    Doing it the Niddy way:j:j:j

  • micron_2micron_2 Forumite
    245 Posts
    Hi Spoon, please put me down for 20 this month. Thank you for your continued support and encouragement.
    Save £12k in 2017 #14
    How much will you spend in 2017 #4
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