Weekly Spend Challenge W/C 21st October 2012

EverTheOptimist Posts: 2,694 Forumite
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edited 22 October 2012 at 7:41PM in Debt-free wannabe challenges
Hello everyone. Welcome to the Weekly Spend Challenge. This challenge is open to anybody, no matter what financial place they are in.

On this thread please post an amount of money you wish to stay below within the week (Sunday to end of working day on Friday). This can be pennies or thousands it depends on the individual. Then next Saturday report back and pledge for the following week. The challenge runs from Sunday to Friday so we don't include Saturdays but feel free to change the rules to suit you and include Saturdays or start on a different day.

Feel free to update this thread with daily spends if that keeps you on track. We colour code the results as below:

Green - within budget
Red - overbudget
Purple - zero spend
Orange - made money over the week

This is a little bit of fun but for many it highlights the fact that maybe that magazine/chocolate bar isn't needed. Hopefully your spending habits can be changed forever.

Moozie was the founder of this challenge and here is a quote taken from her:

Originally Posted by Moozie:
"Good afternoon lovely DFWs Now for anyone looking in, please feel free to join - the more the merrier! Basically, decide on the amount you want to spend up to from Sunday until the end of the working day on Friday then pledge it here and off we go! The challenge is about incidental spending and not for stuff that should be budgeted elsewhere such as bills, groceries, debt repayment etc but you decide what to include at the end - this is about changing your habits and improving your recording of your spends more than anything else. Have a great week everyone and keep it low!!! Moozie x"

Good Luck Everyone

W/C 14th October 2012 Challengers / Pledges / Total Spent

EverTheOptimist - £10 / £24.69
abundant1972 - £25 / £25
flyinggiraffe - £60 / £86.25
Lottie1987 - £70 / £74.17

mcjordi - £15
oopsadaisydoddle - £10 / RED
citizenkitten - £36 / £34.49
optimistic-mummy - £50
southernbelle - £5
wannabee_in_credit - £15 / £14.02
Baileys Babe - £5
Olliegami - £20
Victoria2322 - £2.50

W/C 21st October 2012 Challengers / Pledges / Total Spent

EverTheOptimist - £15
citizenkitten - £170
abundant1972 - £25
wannabee_in_credit - £15
Lottie1987 - £70
Brallaqueen - £30
MsPink - £100
666paw - £20
NinjaSavingKat - £80
Baileys Babe - £20
Olliegami - £20
flyinggiraffe - £50
missyv30 - £30
Munchin - £40
cumbrianmum - £26
WantToBeSE - £10
pozza_73 - £100
SPC 14 Target £200 /
Debt: £11850


  • Setting a budget of £15 as that is all i have left of my £100 monthly budget, so got to stay below. But not too much planned.

    Have updated to here, hopefully i have transferred all the info correctly, let me know if not.

    Good luck everyone.
    SPC 14 Target £200 /
    Debt: £11850
  • Brallaqueen
    Brallaqueen Posts: 1,355 Forumite
    Perfect timing. I'd like to pledge £30.00, to incl all food, petrol, going out and cat-related expenditure. Is that ok?
    Emergency savings: 4600
    0% Credit card: 1965.00
  • EverTheOptimist
    EverTheOptimist Posts: 2,694 Forumite
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    edited 20 October 2012 at 10:14PM
    Welcome Brallaqueen. :wave:

    You can pledge whatever will work for you, and to cover whatever you want it to.

    The only thing i'd say is be realistic and make sure whatever you set can be achieved but its an amount you dont want to go over.

    Good luck.
    SPC 14 Target £200 /
    Debt: £11850
  • MsPink
    MsPink Posts: 6 Forumite
    I'd like to join :)

    I have an expensive week - budget £100
  • 666paw
    666paw Posts: 332 Forumite
    Evening all

    I would like to join in please. Could you put me down for £20


    MFI3 T3 # 75
  • Welcome MsPink and 666paw. :wave:

    Good luck with the challenge.
    SPC 14 Target £200 /
    Debt: £11850
  • got me all right as rain there ETO, thanks and look forward to this week.

    included now a spend of £2.40 today, some sugar and a card for my neice

    Debt = [STRIKE]21,003.22[/STRIKE] 0! :j/Car [STRIKE]4500[/STRIKE] 2875
    Savings 12k in 2013: NUMBER 093 = 1100.31/4000
    Wedding fund 1045/3500 LOL!

    Crazy Clothes 2013 NO 002= 376.64/500/No MoreBooks 0/30
  • Hello I need to join in here.. this is one of my most expensive weeks so far. Moneyset aside for 1 event will now be stretched to 3.. My limit is £80. ( a 30th Birthday party, a leaving do for a beloved colleague and an adjoining leaving breakfast at a ridiculously expensive inner London cafe )..

    This limit may also have to include £14 of petrol - however I have menus for each event and have planned ahead. Will also be eating a lot at home before each one so I don't turn up there starving and order more than I should...:T
    “Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent".
  • Baileys_Babe
    Baileys_Babe Posts: 5,572 Forumite
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    ETO thanks for running the challenge.

    Last week I was purple
    This week I would like to pledge to spend no more than £20

    Have a lovely week everyone.
    Fashion on a ration 2024 66/66 coupons remaining
    80 coupons rolled over 0/80 coupons spent - using for secondhand purchases

     income, home educating family 
  • Well I've already been out and spent 79p today in Mr Ald!. I had nothing suitable to put the sausages into for the sandwiches that he's demanded now he's feeling a bit better. Which I find unbelievable considering we did a £100+shop yesterday.
    That should be it for today. I've made our Christmas pudding which needs to steam for 7 hours so going out anywhere is a bit of a no no, but I'll update my siggy later.
    eta: Thanks ETO for running the thread again. :D
    Ninja Saving Turtle
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