Weekly Spend Challenge W/C 19th May 2013

edited 21 May 2013 at 5:38PM in Debt-free Wannabe Challenges
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EverTheOptimistEverTheOptimist Forumite
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edited 21 May 2013 at 5:38PM in Debt-free Wannabe Challenges
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 12th May 2013 challengers, pledges and totals

Flyinggiraffe £50.00
Lucky clover £50.00
GemmaN £20.00 / £19.80
Strummer Girl £25.00 / £33.49
MissE001 £120.00 / £118.31
Prettyplease £30.00
Munchin £40.00 / £29.50
EverTheOptimist £55 / £46.11
Lottie1987 £70 / £18.30

W/C 19th May 2013 challengers, pledges and totals

EverTheOptimist - £75
strummer girl - £30
whymeMM - £70
GemmaN - £20
MissE001 - £50
Munchin - £40
mcjordi - £7
Lottie1987 - £70
32b3in2013 - £50
CountingPennies - £100
Casperthefriendlyghost - £10
SPC 14 Target £200 /
Debt: £11850


  • EverTheOptimistEverTheOptimist Forumite
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    Going for £75 for the week.

    Thinking £40 for petrol, then £35 for everything else. Not sure what grocery stuff we'll need but know I don't need to spend too much on misc type stuff. Nothing planned as such. Have a few visitors planned. And we have a funeral to attend on Friday.
    SPC 14 Target £200 /
    Debt: £11850
  • strummergirlstrummergirl Forumite
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    I'll go for £30.00 this week.

    Already know I have to pay £15.00 for a dress alteration so that leaves me with some to play with. Aiming for lots of NSD's!
  • whymeMMwhymeMM Forumite
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    I am going for £70 this week but there is petrol in that.
    Thanks for posting this thread good luck everyone
  • GemmaNGemmaN Forumite
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    My usual £20 this week!

    Came in just under last week - £19.80...20p to spare!!! YAY :D

    Thanks for the new thread :D
    2013 Challenges: VSP #68: £12.25 June Grocery Challenge: £10/£50 #50 in the 50p Savers Club

    Debts: £1625 of £13600

    Comps Won: (Apr 13) Batteries!
  • MissE001MissE001 Forumite
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    Thanks for the new thread ETO :D

    Aiming to spend no more than £50 next week - only planning petrol and groceries and hopefully, like strummergirl, lots of NSDs :)
    SPC Member #112 :A Save £2k in 2014 # 160 :money:
  • MunchinMunchin Forumite
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    Hi all

    I'm going to stick to my usual £40. I don't think I have any unusual spends coming up but you never know.
    DEBT 6 March - £688 NSDs- 3/301 (start 6 March 21)
    Goal 1 - Prudent reserve - £2,500/£10,000 (25%) - represents some security
    Goal 2- New hearth - £50/£2,000 (2.5%)
    Goal 3 - New to me car - £0/£8,000 (0%)
    Goal 4 - Rewire house - £0/£4,000 (0%)

  • mcjordimcjordi Forumite
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    i need to save so stick me down for £7 is all i have this week anyway lol
    Sealed pot challenger # 10
    1v100 £15/300
  • 32b3in201332b3in2013 Forumite
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    Sorry I have been AWOL, nothing as exciting as ETO news < congrats on the birth of your gorgeous baby ETO & hubby:smileyhea. What is his name?

    Can I come back with £50 this week. Going to the theatre on Wednesday but other than that everything should be normal.

    SPC9 #125 - £816.85
    SPC10 #125 - £851.81
    SPC 11 #7 - £968.46
    SPC 12 #7 - £2682.90
    SPC 13 #7 - £4829.85
    SPC 14 #7 - £4173.30
  • EverTheOptimistEverTheOptimist Forumite
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    Evening all.

    First post updated to here. Welcome along to the newbies and welcome back to the regulars. :wave:

    Thanks 32b3. Baby ETO is called Henry, can't believe he's 8 days old already. He is so adorable. :D

    Spends for me

    Sun - £10.70 groceries.
    SPC 14 Target £200 /
    Debt: £11850
  • Oohhh interesting challenge! Can i join please? (Never seen this one around the forum somehow!). I overspend all the time, and really need to start thinking about how much i waste each week.

    Think i might withdraw £100 from the bank, and see if i can make that last till Friday. Is that how it works?? I know £100 seems alot, but i'm out for a 60th birthday meal midweek, and with me, DH and 3 kids it could turn quite expensive. Really can't afford to go to be honest, but we have to.

    Slimming World Challenge 2017 0/30.5lb

    Grocery challenge 2017 JAN: £5.56/£350
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