Weekly Spend Challenge W/C 30th June 2013

edited 5 July 2013 at 10:32PM in Debt-free Wannabe Challenges
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edited 5 July 2013 at 10:32PM 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 23rd June 2013 challengers / pledges / totals

EverTheOptimist - £30 / £13.61
32b3in2013 - £50 / £49.65

flyinggiraffe - £40 / £48.36
Splodgethefirst - £30 / £25.28
MissE001 - £85 / £82.42
WantToBeSE - £10 / £9.98

FionaWeasley - £10 / £8.20

W/C 30th June 2013 challengers / pledges / totals

EverTheOptimist - £50
WantToBeSE - £0
Splodgethefirst - £20
MissE001 - £265
Flyinggiraffe - £75
32b3in2013 - £50
Casperthefriendlyghost - £10
FionaWeasley - £40
Allie23 - £15
SPC 14 Target £200 /
Debt: £11850
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  • EverTheOptimistEverTheOptimist Forumite
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    Well I'm going for spends of £50 this week but hoping to keep it below.

    Plans for the week.

    Sun - NSD
    Mon - NSD
    Tues - out for lunch with baby ETO, friends and their children.
    Weds - NSD
    Thurs - NSD
    Fri - out for tea,
    Sat - NSD

    Not sure ill be getting that many NSD's but in theory that's how the week should pan out. We are likely to need a small top up of groceries at some point, don't need petrol though so shouldn't be too spendy. Just need to stay away from baby clothes shopping. :D
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  • WantToBeSEWantToBeSE Forumite
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    Going for £0 again this week please ETO. I have nothing planned, and wont be spending any £ at all.
  • Hi ETO and everyone else!

    Thanks for the new thread. last week I was GREEN with a spend of £25.28. As this week is meeting heavy i suspect I will want supplies. Going to pitch down again to £20. Try and be conservative!

    Have a great week all, good luck!

  • MissE001MissE001 Forumite
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    Thanks as always for the new thread ETO

    Planned spends for this week:

    Sunday - £30 for tickets to see Ghost (repay my sis who paid for them last month)
    Monday - grocery shopping & petrol £100
    Tuesday - NSD
    Wednesday - hairdresser £70 (going to get some fancy hair products too....)
    Thursday - holiday provisions (going away on Friday :D ) £40
    Friday - airport spending :D £25

    Wow, spendy week - just as well I got paid yesterday :rotfl:

    Total planned spends: £265
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  • Hi everyone! Thanks for the thread ETO, good luck with all your NSDs!

    I've had a v lazy day today, except for doing my food shop (counted in the grocery challenge) so my red from last weekly luckily hasn't got even more in the red!

    I am going to put myself up for £75.00 this week:

    Tomorrow: Trip to the zoo, entry plus a bit for potential spends £20.00
    Monday: plan to buy some household gumpf, new coffee table, bath towels £40.00
    Tuesday: Pub, £10.00
    Thursday: aquazumba (if I actually get there!)£5.00

    Am off to a BBQ next Saturday but I have booze and ingredients for cake which my friends always seem happy to take as payment for other offerings :D
  • 32b3in201332b3in2013 Forumite
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    Afternoon

    Stayed in budget last week, £49.65/£50 sorry, can't do colour as on iPad.

    £50 for me again this week please :D

    Going to take my lunch to work with me each day so it shouldn't be such an expensive week!!

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  • Hi everyone!

    Thanks ETO for starting this week's thread, have no idea how I missed an entire week! Haven't been well but did manage to only spend £8.80 this week which was on faxes and submitting my timesheets for work.

    I'd like to pledge £10 this week thank you. Am hoping to spend much less than that but will see how it goes.

    Today was a NSD for me, although I wasted 2 hours getting to the hairdresser this morning for my 10am appointment to find the place still closed at 10h15! I tried to ring but no answer, now I'll have to find elsewhere to have it done for the same price!

    Am hoping for a low spend week

    Have a great weekend everyone!

    Cheers
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  • EverTheOptimistEverTheOptimist Forumite
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    Hey Casper What a nightmare re the hairdressers. Hope you got something sorted.

    Welcome back to everyone and good luck for the week.

    Just been to the shops but hubby and I split the cost so need to work spends out and will post again later.

    So much for a NSD. :D oh well the ice cream was calling us.
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  • zenshizenshi Forumite
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    32b3in2013 wrote: »
    Afternoon

    Stayed in budget last week, £49.65/£50 sorry, can't do colour as on iPad.



    32b3

    Ooh excuses! :D I only have an iPad and you can do colour ;) Did take me ages to suss it though
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  • 32b3in201332b3in2013 Forumite
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    zenshi wrote: »
    Ooh excuses! :D I only have an iPad and you can do colour ;) Did take me ages to suss it though


    Lol, I did try, and I can usually do colour, but today, it was beyond me :D:D

    I have been and bought lunch for this week so my total so far is £13.71/£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 -
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