Weekly Spend Challenge W/C 27th January 2013

edited 31 January 2013 at 8:55AM in Debt-free Wannabe Challenges
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edited 31 January 2013 at 8:55AM 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 20th January 2013 Challengers / Pledges / Total Spent

EverTheOptimist - £100 / £87.48
abundant1972 - £50 / £33.58

flyinggiraffe - £41 / £82.60
Munchin - £30 / £10.05
clairey em - £15 / £40
Lottie1987 - £70 / £31.29
Verityemilia - £30 / £17

rising from the ashes - £30 / £39.79
Missmoneysave - £35 / £0
DD265 - £15 / £8
Skint_Catt - £20 / £5.46
oopsadaisydoddle - £15 / £12.40
Mandz1 - £50 / £31.98

Zaleska3 - £100 / £73
Caz_cardiff87 - £20
rellaella - £30
Baileys Babe - £5 / £0

W/C 27th January 2013 Challengers / Pledges / Total Spent

EverTheOptimist - £120
Lottie1987 - £70
Abundant1972 - £60
Zaleska3 - £100
Clairey em - £15
MissE001 - £100
DD265 - £15
Munchin - £30
Missmoneysave - £35
Rising from the ashes - £45
nurse-money - £45
sparkyt2 -£40
bt1 - £30
flyinggiraffe - £20
365days - £35
Oopsadaisydoddle - £15
Kevvlar - £27.80
Verityemilia - £30
Skint_catt - £20
Babes21 - £20
Baileys Babe - £5
Casperthefriendlyghost - £10
SPC 14 Target £200 /
Debt: £11850
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  • Can you add myself to this one please!

    My aim is £45 for this week please and I'm determined to do it. (£30 will be fuel and that leaves me £15 for SW and gym this week!)
  • abundant1972abundant1972 Forumite
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    Thanks for continuing this challenge again!!!

    Bought food enough for the week (easily) and even a bottle of wine shared with friends...

    Current balance = £33.63/£60.00

    Have some money to pay into work fund but I should come out quids in by the end of the week as no planned outings anywhere.

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  • Hi there

    This sounds like a great idea! I'm going for £40!

    Thanks
    :)
    Weekly Spend Challenge £0/£40 NSDs 0/7
    Grocery Challenge: £0.00 / £120
  • MissE001MissE001 Forumite
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    Thank you for this thread - hoping this is going to be my biggest pledge of the month!
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  • MissE001MissE001 Forumite
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    Oh, and £1.80 spent today - £98.20 within budget so far....x
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  • edited 29 January 2013 at 7:23PM
    bt1bt1 Forumite
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    edited 29 January 2013 at 7:23PM
    Hi,

    Can i join please? Want to try to stick to £30 this week.... :)

    x
  • Hello everyone!

    Thanks again for the thread ETO- it really helps me at least think if I need to buy things, even if I go ahead and buy them anyway!

    £20.00 cash in my purse which I would like to pledge for the week please :)

    I've got an exam in march which I need to knuckle down and study for, as well as working a 50hour week so that should keep me out of trouble
  • 365days365days Forumite
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    Tough week for me this week.

    £35 for me please. I do have a tin of coppers too but if I can do the week on £35 and the coppers I'll be well chuffed.
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  • Right .... *pulls up socks, tightens belt* - must try harder this week!

    So ... here goes!

    Window cleaner £0 / £5
    Key cut £0 / £5
    no idea how much these cost but bet it's more than I think!
    Groceries £13 / £30 ended up going for the "bits" today as I didn't make it yesterday!
    Misc £1.35 / £5 glad I don't buy a paper every Sunday!

    Total: £14.35 / £35

    Good luck everyone!
    Grocery Challenge £211/£455 (01/01-31/03)
    2016 Sell: £125/£250
    £1,000 Emergency Fund Challenge #78 £3.96 / £1,000
    Vet Fund: £410.93 / £1,000
    Debt free & determined to stay that way!
  • Thanks again ETO!

    Thanks for the birthday wishes!

    I'm in for £15.00 again this week.

    Good luck everybody!x
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