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 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.

May

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In April I am taking a break from buying: Books
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  • cathybird
    cathybird Posts: 13,270 Forumite
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    edited 1 May 2022 at 10:47AM
    May targets
    beanielou 15
    bekah89 15 cathybird 15 Cheesephetamine 15 Crazycatlady2 12 dinglefoot GeorgianaCavendish 16 Honeysucklelou2 jammy dodger 18 LittleMissDetermined 13 Money Choices Ms Green QueenJess 12 sazzles01234 15 short bird 15 Sun Addict 10 WinterWarrior 15 xanderaw
    Newcomers welcome :)
    In April I am taking a break from buying: Books
  • Crazycatlady2
    Crazycatlady2 Posts: 889 Forumite
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    edited 30 April 2022 at 3:28PM
    Ok so I’m a newbie looking to join if that’s ok. We are having a massive shift in our household in may as hubby is going from self employed to employed so for first time in several years I’ll have a fixed income date rather than just the 4 weekly benefits payments coming in. 

    So I’ll not include DD or my weekly Tesco delivery as spends for this and I also don’t think I’ll include spending on kids behalf when they are transferring me the money.

    looking for tips that help others as with 5 of us someone always wants/needs something and don’t always think ahead but I’m hoping I can manage at least 12 
  • cathybird
    cathybird Posts: 13,270 Forumite
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    hi Crazycatlady2 image and welcome image I've added you to the list, best of luck with the challenge! image
    In April I am taking a break from buying: Books
  • Loving the emojis! 
  • Oh! I’m joining this as my first ever challenge! My goal is 15. I exclude regular bills (energy, council tax, etc), pet food and our groceries. 
    I really shouldn’t be spending anything at all so hopefully a challenge will help!

    TOTAL DEBT JUNE 2019: £38,233.87 Aiming debt free mid 2023. All bad debt written off / paid by January 2023. No missed payments in 2023. Only one active credit card to pay off! I DID IT 🎉
  • cathybird
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    hi Cheesephetamine image and welcome to you too image Best of luck with the challenge! I hope it's helpful image
    In April I am taking a break from buying: Books
  • short_bird
    short_bird Posts: 3,667 Forumite
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    15 again, thanks!
    Cancel the kitchen scraps for lepers and orphans, no more merciful beheadings, and call off Christmas.
  • So it’s officially May! I’m excited for this challenge I hope the accountability will help me not spend on things that I don’t need! Do we do daily updates? With what we spent or not? Happy beautiful May everyone. It’s my bday month. Taurus ♉️ ❤️
    TOTAL DEBT JUNE 2019: £38,233.87 Aiming debt free mid 2023. All bad debt written off / paid by January 2023. No missed payments in 2023. Only one active credit card to pay off! I DID IT 🎉
  • cathybird
    cathybird Posts: 13,270 Forumite
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    Loving the emojis! 
    Thank you Georgiana :) xx
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  • cathybird
    cathybird Posts: 13,270 Forumite
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    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 bekah89 15 cathybird 1/15 image Cheesephetamine 15 Crazycatlady2 12 dinglefoot GeorgianaCavendish 16 Honeysucklelou2 jammy dodger 18 LittleMissDetermined 13 Money Choices Ms Green QueenJess 12 sazzles01234 15 short bird 15 Sun Addict 10 WinterWarrior 15 xanderaw
    Newcomers welcome :)
    In April I am taking a break from buying: Books
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