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February No Spend Day Challenge

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bluecarrot Fri 01-Feb-13 01:31:32

I'm pledging 14NSDs this month. I'm abroad for 10 days otherwise I'd aim higher!

Main goal this month is saving for the trip. Ill be meal planning weekly with no top up shops allowed in between. Total grocery budget for the 18 days we will be home is £25 as cupboards are looking healthy. We are having a family cinema day in Saturday (£25 for two 3d movies for 3 people) I also need to advance book the bus to airport so I get discounted rate. (£16) and DD needs guide and swim money.

Should be under £80 spend this month ( excl bills!)

TinyDiamond Mon 04-Feb-13 22:35:36

2/12 by pure accident as was taken out for dinner grin

MamaTo2FabBoys Tue 05-Feb-13 16:32:11

Spent £13 on shopping and £10.50 on mothers day pressies so still on 2/10

Twinkletoes91 Tue 05-Feb-13 18:53:12

2/10 :D

TinyDiamond Tue 05-Feb-13 22:02:36

3/12 and have packed lunch for tomorrow so a possible one then too but v unlikely I'll stick to it!

silverfrog Wed 06-Feb-13 06:21:24

2/10 for me. Car is in for a service today, so that will be a (expensive) spend unfortunately. Will aim for another tomorrow.

TheHappyCamper Wed 06-Feb-13 07:36:24

2/10 for me.

However, both cars were in the garage on Monday which wipe out all Januarys savings grrr shock

MamaTo2FabBoys Wed 06-Feb-13 17:23:56

Hiya everyone. I've managed my 3rd nsd. This thread is really saving me money as i resisted everything when i was in the coop with my sister. Hope everyones doing well. 3/10

silverfrog Wed 06-Feb-13 17:26:13

3/10 - car still in garage! so no bill today (but wincing at the thought of the bill tomorrow...).

need to get my nsds in early this month, as have dd2's birthday to sort out - need to do party bags <gulp>, and food/decorations.

theITgirl Wed 06-Feb-13 17:40:05

I joined half way through Jan, so only managed 7. aim is for 10 this month, but only managed 1 so far. think it will be difficult as forgot about half-term.

Twinkletoes91 Wed 06-Feb-13 18:43:55

3/10 quiet proud of myself :D

TinyDiamond Fri 08-Feb-13 20:19:55

4/12 and counting

silverfrog Fri 08-Feb-13 21:23:02

4/10 for me too smile

MamaTo2FabBoys Sat 09-Feb-13 17:21:32

Oh dear im still on 3/12. Will try really hard tomorrow

TinyDiamond Sat 09-Feb-13 19:58:26

5/12 and actually making money as I'm babysitting. we are in dire need of lots of shopping at home though so I think tomorrow will be a spend day although I may be able to squeeze one more day it depends if dp can do without milk or not grin

MamaTo2FabBoys Sun 10-Feb-13 13:24:11

yeepee 4/12

TinyDiamond Mon 11-Feb-13 09:44:01

yesterday was a spend day as we went out for brunch and I did a top up shop. today will be nsd as I've woken up poorly so me and dd are having a quiet day at home


MamaTo2FabBoys Mon 11-Feb-13 19:04:26

5/12 today, nearly half way there

Twinkletoes91 Mon 11-Feb-13 20:28:21

Spent a bit on good and house hold necessities on Saturday, but Sunday and today have been no spend days smile
7/10 (really chuffed!) :D

MamaTo2FabBoys Tue 12-Feb-13 18:39:10

6/12 today as we had friends over to play and for lunch

MamaTo2FabBoys Wed 13-Feb-13 15:48:34

Managed another nsd as went into town on the bus with our bus passes and went to Hamleys where they had loads of free entertainment. We took our own lunch so boys had a great day and are now tired and in a bath ready for a relaxing night before going back to school tomorrow

silverfrog Wed 13-Feb-13 15:59:02

Am up to 6/10, and have done all dd2's birthday shopping. Now just need to finish off getting bits for her party...

but pleased to have managed 6 by this point - still more than 2 weeks left to achieve 4 more nsds smile

stormforce10 Wed 13-Feb-13 18:48:59

Have also just done my 6th NSD so 6/10

We are off to London on Saturday and I think NSDs will suddenly become extremely hard to achieve as its also half term next week. I'll try to have another one tomorrow then will have to have an extremely frugal time the last few days of February. Tuesday may be a possiblity as we'll be home with nothing planned but I have a feeling it won't turn out that way

TinyDiamond Fri 15-Feb-13 01:42:53

7/12 now

MamaTo2FabBoys Fri 15-Feb-13 06:20:09

Had to spend some money on shopping yesterday so still on 7/12.will try today though

stormforce10 Fri 15-Feb-13 13:20:43

Today is heading to be a NSD. Yesterday nearly was but needed bread so spent £1.25. If I manage today then I'll have done 7/10

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