Thursday, November 21, 2013

One More Week and a Day or Two

I'm not sure how I'm going to go Thanksgiving shopping and stay on budget but it's already the 21st of November and my average daily spending is still under $12 a day. I've even purchased dog food and cat food this month. We've eaten out once (now that is an accomplishment). I bought food while I was working 2 times. I have SEVEN more NO SPEND days to go in order to meet my 18 days challenge. However 11 no spends out of 21 days for me is pretty great.

I can honestly say that this $11 a day challenge has been rather fun. Hmm, I'm not sure that "fun" is the appropriate word. This last week is going to be interesting. I'm really antsy to see how I pull it off. I better get to grocery planning and miracle making. Can you purchase a turkey on $11 a day... we shall see.

Average daily spending for November: $11.53

Number of days in a row
Not buying food at work: 9
Not making large unnecessary purchases or luxury purchases: 9
Since we last ate out: 12
And I'm at 11 out of 18 NO SPEND days so far this month


  1. It is very difficult to stick with a budget during the holidays as everything costs more - food, gas, etc. Although, giving up trying is not good either. Do want you can and still enjoy the holidays. If you go over, it will be a good way to know what to plan for.

  2. I believe grocery planning is a bit of miracle making :) Especially if you're working around what you've already got at home.

  3. You guys are doing great on not eating out!! Congrats and Happy Thanksgiving.