how much have you spent today? 17/06/05

ms_l: hope you don't mind me starting this one off.

Got three items on my list to pick up (assisted by a reward voucher) when I'm carrying out at lunchtime mystery shop at a supermarket, so lunch and petrol will also be taken care of. Provided not seduced by special offers, aim to spend less than £5 from already accounted-for grocery budget.

Might indulge in a glass of wine tonight (rare treat), but the bottle I've got lined up was a gift, so minimal spending there.

Have a good day, all.

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  • chloejane_2
    chloejane_2 Posts: 257 Forumite
    well planning to spend nothing today and i even walked back from the school today left car there so saved about 1 or 2 miles worth of petrol lol.
  • ms_london
    ms_london Posts: 2,852 Forumite
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    Hiya. Thanks for all of your kind words yesterday, went home, had a little sulk & getting on with things today :0)

    Money wise, ive bought lunch in, and need to get some groceries, but have £4 of luncheon vouchers from a survey i completed recently so will use that and keep it within £4 (only need to get 1 or 2 items).

    Working tomorrow, and not much else planned for the weekend.

    Debating whether to cancel my holiday in September and have one sooner, i feel exhausted :0(

    What are you up to this weekend? xx
  • Eliza252
    Eliza252 Posts: 449 Forumite
    I've got a £3 voucher for mens products in Boots - any idea of something I can buy that would be suitable for a woman?! I dont want to smell like Old Spice but I'm not that fussy, its mostly all the same on the inside of the packaging!
    Aside from that I am going to get an iced coffee at lunch time - mainly because its Friday and I've got a long weekend of work ahead! (no rest for the wicked ;) )
    And a toothrush cus mine has died!
    and thats it - not too much money for Friday - tommorow is a new day and a new weekly budget to not spend!
    :D
    I've made my debts bite-size too depressing to look at all at once so am handling them one at a time - first up Graduate Loan £1720 paid off! only £280 to go!!!
    Money to raise for tuition fees: £3000
    When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on!!
  • simonfr
    simonfr Posts: 88 Forumite
    Sorry to hear about that ms_l.......... Hope the next one's bigger and better!!
    Not spent anything on the past two days, get my next slice of budget tomorrow!! My weekend allowance...woohoo!! frivolous spending here i come.......
    Is the glass half full, or half empty??
  • James240
    James240 Posts: 16,387 Forumite
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    well i was off yesterday, and thought i would try my hand at the internet casino thingy on one of the betting sites, i only used £5 and managed to accumulate £40 after 2 hours :j Not in any way shape or form money saving but i thought it was wortth posting :T
    Savings Total so far for 2023: £8,062.58
  • fatboyonadiet
    fatboyonadiet Posts: 5,397 Forumite
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    Just hoping to spend £1.20 today to get the bus home, left all my spare cash at home so that I'm not tempted by chocolate again!
    2p off is still 2p off!
  • lou_martin
    lou_martin Posts: 28 Forumite
    i forgot my lunch this morning because i was in a rush but i might be able to get away with eating some of my boss's salad stuff we keep in the fridge for him!

    Am working tonight so i won't get the chance to go out and spend thankfully!

    Hope you all have a great weekend!
    lou_martin :rotfl:

    Debt-free date Sept 2008
  • Edinburghlass_2
    Edinburghlass_2 Posts: 32,680 Forumite
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    James240 wrote:
    well i was off yesterday, and thought i would try my hand at the internet casino thingy on one of the betting sites, i only used £5 and managed to accumulate £40 after 2 hours :j Not in any way shape or form money saving but i thought it was wortth posting :T

    I hope you have stopped now that you are ahead, wouldn't like to see that date in your signature change for the worse? ;)

    Happy Birthday to THIRZAH today, hope its a good one!
  • James240
    James240 Posts: 16,387 Forumite
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    yep definaltey stopped now that im ahead sa ur correct i dont want to see that date going back any further lol :j
    Savings Total so far for 2023: £8,062.58
  • swampytiggaa
    swampytiggaa Posts: 211 Forumite
    i spent £2 on some padded envelopes to post some ebay stuff in - bought 2 packs in poundland so i have more than i need but will be listing other stuff soon so got them in advance iyswim

    and then £1 on a ball of wool cos i am gonna knit a jumper for my friends baby as a birth present - it isn't born yet ;) but i am doing one for the autumn in red as requested

    oh and i nearly forgot - £1.25 on 6 birthday cards that my mum had got for me from her church - they are nice cards and cheap [either 20p or 25p each] which is enuf to spend.....

    so £4-25 altogether today! not bad.....
    :rotfl:five children? I must be mad........ :rotfl:
    aug grocery spend - £166.45
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