Magnificent May's NSD Challenge!

This challenge is about setting yourself a weekly/monthly target of how many No Spend Days you would like to achieve during May. To join, just post your personal target and you are on your way!

Tips for the challenge:
1. Decide on a clear goal weekly or monthly of how many No Spend days you'd like to try and achieve. If you've never done the challenge before, it's really probably simpler to start with a goal of 10 or (at most) 15.
2. It is fine to exclude necessary expenses eg petrol, groceries, pet food, etc, when it comes to deciding what is and isn't an NSD.
3. It does help to post every time you notch up an NSD, or at least every two or three days ... it's easy to lose track! If you want to keep track of your NSDs in your MSE signature, that can be really motivating too image
4. It also helps to bookmark the thread, it's much easier to find image
5. NSDs are trickier than they seem and easily derailed. It makes the challenge much easier if you notch up as many as you can in the first half of the month.

May

Off to a start = image
5 days = image
10 days = image
15 days = image
20 days = image Target reached = image Target beaten = image
In April I am taking a break from buying: Books
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  • cathybird
    cathybird Posts: 13,252 Forumite
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    edited 30 April 2021 at 10:48PM
    May targets
    beanielou 15
    cathybird 15 Couldsavemore darannah 10 delta13 15 GimmeMedals Honeysucklelou2 jammy dodger Jrae24 15 Karb 20 Money Choices 20 MrsBrownBear MummyRivett Sallyp2 16 short bird 17 wanttobeasaver welshspendthrift 20 WinterWarrior 15
    Newcomers welcome :)
    In April I am taking a break from buying: Books
  • Karb
    Karb Posts: 853 Forumite
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    Thanks @cathybird for running this again this month. Now that things are starting to open up again, I'm going to treat this as a "no frivolous spend day" challenge. I will be excluding spends on petrol and essential grocery shopping, and set a target of 20 NFSDs
    Debt free since December 2015. It can be done


  • beanielou
    beanielou Posts: 90,087 Ambassador
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    Thanks for the lovely new thread @cathybird :)
    I am a Forum Ambassador and I support the Forum Team on Mortgage Free Wannabe & Local Money Saving Scotland & Disability Money Matters. If you need any help on those boards, do let me know.Please note that Ambassadors are not moderators. Any post you spot in breach of the Forum Rules should be reported via the report button , or by emailing forumteam@moneysavingexpert.com. All views are my own & not the official line of Money Saving Expert.

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  • Sallyp2
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    edited 30 April 2021 at 7:29PM
    Hello, newcomer joining in. Am going all in and will aim for 16 NSD. Every other day will be NSD. Not tomorrow as we have a pub booking. First trip to a pub this year. Hope I don’t get tipsy 🥂🤪
    • Grocery Challenge: April £263.60 / £250
  • WinterWarrior
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    Hi @cathybird, @beanielou pointed me to your excellent challenge. I would love to join in if you will have me 😁
    I will aim for 15 NSD’s please. I will exclude fuel, although all being well I shouldn’t need any more for May as I’m almost full! I have no excuse not to reach this target 🤔
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  • beanielou
    beanielou Posts: 90,087 Ambassador
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    Hello @WinterWarrior & welcome  :smile:
    I am a Forum Ambassador and I support the Forum Team on Mortgage Free Wannabe & Local Money Saving Scotland & Disability Money Matters. If you need any help on those boards, do let me know.Please note that Ambassadors are not moderators. Any post you spot in breach of the Forum Rules should be reported via the report button , or by emailing forumteam@moneysavingexpert.com. All views are my own & not the official line of Money Saving Expert.

    Lou~ Debt free Wanabe No 55 DF 03/14.**Credit card debt free 30/06/10~** MFW. Finally mortgage free O2/ 2021****
    "A large income is the best recipe for happiness I ever heard of" Jane Austen in Mansfield Park.

    ***Fall down seven times,stand up eight*** ~~Japanese proverb.
    ***Keep plodding*** Out of debt, out of danger. ***Be the difference.***
    One debt remaining. Home improvement loan.
  • Money_Choices
    Money_Choices Posts: 239 Forumite
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    edited 30 April 2021 at 10:45PM
    Hi Cathybird

    Please put me down for 20 NSDs  for May

    Thanks

    Money Choices
    25 July 2020 Starting Credit Card Debt £9,717.59 , Debt 27 Dec 2021 £9.550. 1 Jan 23 -£7,030.84 Debt. 30 December 23 DEBT FREE Declutter Challenge 1/50 bin bags,SPC 17 number 061 NSD challenge Jan 24 10/10, Feb 24 10/10, March 24 13/15, April 1/10. Grocery Challenge Jan 24 £98.44/£150 Feb 24 £161.49/£150, March 24 £100/£150 April £100/£150.
  • cathybird
    cathybird Posts: 13,252 Forumite
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    edited 30 April 2021 at 10:51PM
    hi Sallyp2 and WinterWarrior and welcome I've added you to the list, best of luck with the challenge!
    In April I am taking a break from buying: Books
  • cathybird
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    Thanks Karb and beanie :):) and hi Money Choices, looking forward to starting a shiny new challenge!
    In April I am taking a break from buying: Books
  • cathybird
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    edited 1 May 2021 at 11:08AM
    May

    Off to a start = image
    5 days = image
    10 days = image
    15 days = image
    20 days = image Target reached = image Target beaten = image
    May targets
    beanielou 15 cathybird 1/15 image Couldsavemore darannah 10 delta13 15 GimmeMedals Honeysucklelou2 jammy dodger Jrae24 15 Karb 20 Money Choices 20 MrsBrownBear MummyRivett Sallyp2 16 short bird 17 wanttobeasaver welshspendthrift 20 WinterWarrior 15
    Newcomers welcome :)
    In April I am taking a break from buying: Books
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