Marvellous March'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 March. 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 probably better 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. It is also completely fine to exclude automated or recurring payments such as bills, mortgage or direct debits.
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.

March

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2021 D: 93 2020 D: 96 2022 D: 15
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  • edited 1 March at 11:17AM
    cathybirdcathybird Forumite
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    edited 1 March at 11:17AM
    March targets
    beanielou 15
    bekah89 15
    cathybird 15
    dinglefoot 17
    GeorgianaCavendish
    Honeysucklelou2
    jammy dodger 15
    Money Choices
    QueenJess 15
    sazzles01234 18
    scotmumof3
    short bird 18
    Sun Addict 12
    sunshine 1234
    sunshine raincloud 10
    welshspendthrift
    WinterWarrior 15

    Newcomers welcome :)


    2021 D: 93 2020 D: 96 2022 D: 15
  • sazzles01234sazzles01234 Forumite
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    Thanks @cathybird please pop me in for 18! 
    £12k paid of in 2.5 years! 

    Debt free by June 2022 
  • sunshine_raincloudsunshine_raincloud Forumite
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    Hello! Is it possible for me to join please? I was thinking 10 for this month. In the past I hadn't been allowing myself to buy anything including small bits of food shopping as I tend to fritter money on snacks but not sure how strict everyone is. I guess you can make your own rules! 
    Debt £7393  £3095 (41.9% remaining) 

    EF £1000 
    Non- EF £481/£500

    My debt free diary https://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/discussion/6336882/taking-charge-of-debt
  • edited 1 March at 10:54PM
    cathybirdcathybird Forumite
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    edited 1 March at 10:54PM
    March

    Off to a start = image
    5 days = image

    10 days = image

    15 days = image

    20 days = image
    Target reached = image
    Target beaten = image

    March targets
    beanielou 15
    bekah89 1/15 image
    cathybird 1/15 image
    dinglefoot 17
    GeorgianaCavendish
    Honeysucklelou2
    jammy dodger 1/15 image
    Money Choices
    QueenJess 1/15 image
    sazzles01234 18
    scotmumof3
    short bird 18
    Sun Addict 12
    sunshine 1234
    sunshine raincloud 10
    welshspendthrift
    WinterWarrior 15

    Newcomers welcome :)


    2021 D: 93 2020 D: 96 2022 D: 15
  • cathybirdcathybird Forumite
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    Hello! Is it possible for me to join please? I was thinking 10 for this month. In the past I hadn't been allowing myself to buy anything including small bits of food shopping as I tend to fritter money on snacks but not sure how strict everyone is. I guess you can make your own rules! 
    hi sunshine raincloud image and welcome image I've added you to the list, best of luck with the challenge! image

    2021 D: 93 2020 D: 96 2022 D: 15
  • cathybirdcathybird Forumite
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    Kicking off today with 1/10 for me :):)

    2021 D: 93 2020 D: 96 2022 D: 15
  • QueenJessQueenJess Forumite
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    Declaring a NSD today.
    March 2022
    NSD 13/15
    March grocery challenge £161.28/£390
    Fashion on the ration 15/66 coupons used
  • jammy_dodgerjammy_dodger Forumite
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    1/15   for  me  today  thanks  cathybird 
    june NSD 1615
  • bekah89bekah89 Forumite
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    First one today!
    Debt £10347.42/£11296.89
    CC1:£2796.15/£6704.57 CC2:£774.45/£2299.36 CC3: £1869.74/£1924.91 CC4:£828.50/£978.50 CC5:£4078.58
    June NSD 13/10
    PAYDBXMAS22 #44 £1600/£4000
  • beanieloubeanielou Forumite
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    No one on the first of the month!
    Lou~ Debt free Wanabe No 55 DF 03/03/14.
    **Credit card debt free 30/06/10~**
    MFW. Finally mortgage free February 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.
    It starts with you, it starts from now. *** It is ok to be me.***
    ***Keep plodding***
    Out of debt, out of danger. ***Be the difference.***
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