Weekly Spend Challenge W/C 11th August 2013

EverTheOptimist Posts: 2,694 Forumite
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edited 14 August 2013 at 11:15AM in Debt-free wannabe challenges
[STRIKE][/STRIKE]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 4th August 2013 challengers / pledges / totals

EverTheOptimist - £20 / £10.15
Flyinggiraffe - £20 / £12.44
MissE001 - £240 / £175.31
Casperthefriendlyghost - £8 / £7.25
Littlepinkstars44 - £20
Exharris - £35
Splodgethefirst - £20
Tinkermcjingles - £30 / £34.17
Yorkshire_pudding - £30
Mummy-of-2-boys - £60
FionaWeasley - £30
Jojo9239 - £20
debt-freeoneday - £15

W/C 11th August 2013 challengers / pledges / totals

EverTheOptimist - £10
Eyes wide open - £15
Casperthefriendlyghost - £8
WantToBeSE - £50
Flyinggiraffe - £15
Tinkermcjingles - £25
MissE001 - £70
ShootForTheMoon - £30
Danih - £120
SPC 14 Target £200 /
Debt: £11850


  • Eyes_wide_open
    Can I join, no plans for this week so only a few bits of shopping and the window cleaner so going to go for £15.
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  • Good morning everyone!

    Thanks ETO for starting us off again. A new week to try and save some money and make a dent in those pesky debts!

    I spent £7.25 this week of my allocated £8.00, close but I'm still happy with that amount. I'd like to pledge £8.00 again this week.

    Thanks so much and have a great Sunday everyone!

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  • WantToBeSE
    WantToBeSE Posts: 7,729 Forumite
    I've been Money Tipped! Debt-free and Proud!
    Morning ETO, i am back and ready to do the challenge this week :)

    Can you please put me down for £50 (i need to get Public Liability Insurance for my new biz this week).
    Thanks :)
  • flyinggiraffe_2
    Thanks for the thread as always ETO.

    I'm going to pledge £15 this week, to cover the quiz on Tuesday, fat club on Wednesday, and when I'm working in the city onfriday.
  • EverTheOptimist
    Welcome along Eyes wide open. :wave:

    Hi to everyone else and welcome back. :D

    Well I am setting a £10 budget, no big plans for the week. Although hubby is off so this could change. I now have a separate budget for groceries and petrol. I also have a budget for my nails and hair so the £10 is just for any sneaky misc items I might want over the week.

    Enjoy your week everyone.
    SPC 14 Target £200 /
    Debt: £11850
  • tinkermcjingles
    Went over last week £34.17/£30 :-(

    Can I pledge £25 for this week please?
  • MissE001
    MissE001 Posts: 797 Forumite
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    Posting problems yesterday - hopefully fixed now.....

    Thanks for the new thread ETO

    Bought my outstanding gift and petrol yesterday so pledging £30 for the rest of the week + haircut money (£40 already budgeted). Total for week including haircut £70
    SPC Member #112 :A Save £2k in 2014 # 160 :money:
  • ShootForTheMoon
    Can I join in with you lovely people??

    This week's target: under £30

    Not done this before but hoping it will combat those little spends on coffees, treats at work etc!
    This week I'm babysitting for a day (swimming) and going home to Wales on Friday to see Ma & Pa so will need Severn Bridge toll money and probably £10 diesel!!

    Good luck everyone!! X
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  • MissE001
    MissE001 Posts: 797 Forumite
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    Hi ShootForTheMoon and welcome. Hope you find this as helpful as I do in watching the silly spends - and on that note...no spends today :rotfl:

    Read your signature - well done on being debt-free and good luck with your saving :)
    SPC Member #112 :A Save £2k in 2014 # 160 :money:
  • tinkermcjingles
    NSD today!

    Happy Tink x
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