Weekly Spend Challenge W/C 16th June 2013

EverTheOptimist Posts: 2,694 Forumite
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edited 17 June 2013 at 10:33AM 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 - over budget
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 9th June 2013 challengers, pledges and totals

EverTheOptimist - £10 / £68.91
32b3in2013 - £50 / £35.15
Abundant1972 - £25
FionaWeasley - £50 / £50
flyinggiraffe - £40 / £38.49
mcjordi - £8
Pozza_73 - £10 / £10.20
Laconic - £20
MissE001 - £125 / £136.71
Munchin - £40
GemmaN - £40

W/C 16th June 2013 challengers, pledges and totals

EverTheOptimist - £75
32b3in2013 - £50
Splodgethefirst - £20
flyinggiraffe - £50
Pozza_73 - £50
Casperthefriendlyghost - £10
MissE001 - £40
Busybumblebee - £85
WantToBeSE - £0
FionaWeasley - £40
SPC 14 Target £200 /
Debt: £11850


  • EverTheOptimist
    EverTheOptimist Posts: 2,694 Forumite
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    Well after an epic fail last week I am going back to my previous way of budgeting.

    Am setting a budget of £75.

    £40 petrol
    £25 grocery bits
    £10 misc spends

    No real plans for the week, have a few people to catch up with so they can meet baby ETO. hoping it won't cost me too much though.

    Haven't put petrol in for about 3 weeks so will put in this week and hope it lasts a few weeks.

    My friend is expecting a baby on Monday but obviously he/she could arrive any time so will need to buy a card and gift but have money elsewhere for that if needed.
    SPC 14 Target £200 /
    Debt: £11850
  • splodgethefirst
    I hope you won't mind if I join ... long time lurker, first time poster for DFWs...

    I want to budget £20 for week - to include possibly being out on Friday night and my fianc! being down on Saturday ...
  • 32b3in2013
    32b3in2013 Posts: 2,440 Forumite
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    Thanks for the new thread ETO :D
    SPC9 #125 - £816.85
    SPC10 #125 - £851.81
    SPC 11 #7 - £968.46
    SPC 12 #7 - £2682.90
    SPC 13 #7 - £4829.85
    SPC 14 #7 - £4173.30
  • flyinggiraffe_2
    So last week:

    Monday: £10 DVD, £8.80 top up food shop
    Tuesday: £5.30 pub quiz & several lime and sodas.
    Wednesday: £6.30 magazine and washing tablets
    Saturday: 7.99 anti slip rug


    I was green! Huzzah!

    Please may I pledge £50.00 this week? I want to get some shoes and need to get mon frere a birthday present...
  • pozza_73
    pozza_73 Posts: 195 Forumite
    My budget for this week is £50. The only reason it is that high is that I am budgeting for a night at the pub for me and the hubby on Friday night. So £10 for general things and £40 for night out at pub.
    Saving for Christmas 2017 £120/£400 :beer:
  • Casperthefriendlyghost
    Hi everyone!

    Thanks ETO for starting this week's thread.

    I'd like to pledge £10 this week thank you.

    Am hoping for a low spend week :D

    Have a great weekend everyone!

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  • splodgethefirst
    spent £5.65 buying food bits today ... going to need to keep an eye on things!

    Going to hit the gym after work tomorrow so that I stay out of trouble.
  • MissE001
    MissE001 Posts: 797 Forumite
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    After going over budget the last 2 weeks, I am really trying hard to be good....

    Pledging £40 for this week - fingers crossed :)

    Thanks for the new thread ETO - and now I'm off to cheer on Andy M :D
    SPC Member #112 :A Save £2k in 2014 # 160 :money:
  • splodgethefirst
    random question - anyone had any luck selling DVDs anywhere other than amazon or CEX?

    CEX only want to give me £1.40 for 3 box sets, and I suspect I would end up paying amazon to sell my item based on their fee structure ...
  • 32b3in2013
    32b3in2013 Posts: 2,440 Forumite
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    I spent £4.82 today.

    Weekly total £4.82/£50.00
    SPC9 #125 - £816.85
    SPC10 #125 - £851.81
    SPC 11 #7 - £968.46
    SPC 12 #7 - £2682.90
    SPC 13 #7 - £4829.85
    SPC 14 #7 - £4173.30
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