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Resurrected - The Weekly Spend Challenge w/c 30th August 2015

edited 6 September 2015 at 5:47PM in Debt-free Wannabe Challenges
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edited 6 September 2015 at 5:47PM in Debt-free Wannabe Challenges
Hi everybody,
I was inspired by another post to look for a thread that really used to motivate me when I started lurking on here a few years ago, called the Weekly Spend Challenge. Well, I found it and I wondered if it was worth me resurrecting it. We'll soon see... Here is the idea:


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 - overbudget
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"

W/C 30th August Challengers / Pledges /Total Spent
1. crazy_cat_lady £27.34/£30
2. Determined New MS
3. GTR King £0/£125
4. Dawn W £53.18/£50
5. Tallyhoh £0/£15
6. sleepless saver £57.71/£60
7. Baileys Babe £0/£10
8. CurlyWurly82 £65/£70
9. 32b3 £57/£50
10. JoJo £0/£30
11. LittleOne83 £0/£50
12.Sunshine81 £0/£200
13. sweetpea26 £47.66/£100
14. Frugalsmurf £147/£150
NST January #24 NSD = 10
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  • determined_new_msdetermined_new_ms Forumite
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    Found the challenge ccl! Massive A for effort for managing to dig this thread out from the depths :T

    Ok not pledging today as have a few things on over the week so need to work out ideally what I want and then if I can afford it! Will think about it and come back later...
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  • GTR_KingGTR_King Forumite
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    So far I have spent this week is

    Escape Plan/Sabotage/Divergent Blu Ray (B day money) £20
    Need For Speed Pre order (PS4) £38 on CC
    Lunch £20.6 (Every day this week Except for Monday)
    Internal flight £88 (For holiday at xmas) On CC

    so the total so far is £166.6

    My Spending Budget for the week is normally £125 a week/£500 a month...

    Rest of my budget is for bills etc
  • DawnWDawnW Forumite
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    What a brilliant idea :T

    I will be subscribing / joining in, but like DNMS I will need to do some calculations first! I will be including both Saturdays AND grocery spends, as this is my weakness :eek:

  • crazy_cat_ladycrazy_cat_lady Forumite
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    Brilliant
    Nice to have some people on board :)
    NST January #24 NSD = 10
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  • tallyhohtallyhoh Forumite
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    its a new month for me from tuesday, so no spends till then. Both freezers are full of food given to me & veg off the allotment so only need a very few grocery/household items.

    I'll try for £15.
    Tallyhoh!

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  • sleepless_saversleepless_saver Forumite
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    Er, would that not be 2015 in the thread name??

    I'll sign up - I'm trying to declutter and have a weakness for unnecessary but nice stuff. This should help. Thanks, crazy-cat-lady.
  • crazy_cat_ladycrazy_cat_lady Forumite
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    It would sleepless saver - I hope my account keeping is better than my remembering what year it is :o
    NST January #24 NSD = 10
    Working hard to pay off my debt
    Time to take back control
  • crazy_cat_ladycrazy_cat_lady Forumite
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    Thank goodness I have a separate budget for hairdressing and going out - otherwise I would have bust the budget on day 1. I have been to the hairdressers, and have £30 for a night out tonight - most of which I am hoping to bring home. Should have no unplanned spends today. Fingers crossed.
    NST January #24 NSD = 10
    Working hard to pay off my debt
    Time to take back control
  • Baileys_BabeBaileys_Babe Forumite
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    ccl thanks for resurrecting this thread, I used to join in many moons ago.

    I'm not quiet sure what our plans are for this week as some of our regular activities are not on this week, mainly due to the bank holiday and a lot of our usual crowd are away.

    I'll aim to spend no more than £10
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  • curlywurly82curlywurly82 Forumite
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    I'll join please. I am going to include buying lunches and coffee as well as other incidentals.

    This week I will do Sunday to Friday as I am out next Saturday for the day.

    My target is £50
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