Friday, May 1, 2015

No Spend Day 40

Today was a planned no spend... I've not been doing well with sticking to the plan over the past month.
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We ran out of milk yesterday and milk is a must have here in the $12 a day home.
"Well there goes another foiled no spend. Or...
Ah ha! Return bottles."
I manged to scrounge up enough return bottles to purchase a gallon of milk which makes today a successful no spend cheat, and NO SPEND day 40 for the year.

We have to pay a 10cent deposit on all our carbonated bottled beverages. My household doesn't drink a ton of pop and my hubby who loves micro brews doesn't drink a ton of beer but we'll have one or two grocery bags filled with empty bottles once or twice a month. Since I already paid for the deposit and include it in the grocery tally I don't count the bottle return as spending a second time around when I redeem it. Yay!

Average daily spending for 2015: $18.24

6 comments:

  1. Give yourself a pat on the back! Well done that girl! You are one determined lady.

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    1. Thank! I think I get way too much satisfaction some times out of pulling these no spend days off. Today was a good one :)

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  2. I don't think that is cheating at all - it is called "creative" saving :)

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    1. well, thank-you :) thank-you very much!

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  3. Good for you. My DS's perpetual hand up need,"it's just a loan" has me looking for every creative stretch to the budget so kudos for finding a way to keep the green in your pocket.

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    1. I'm attempting to keep a lot more of it in my pocket this much. I just spent too much last month. Here's to May!

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