5.18.2011

NO Spending Spree...huh?

I have decided that it was time to go on a NO Spending Spree for the month of JUNE! I’m really excited about it (and scared), because we are going for an entire month without spending money on anything but bare essentials and bills.


Essential Spending Allowed:

  • Gas
  • Regular Bills (ie. Mortgage, Electric etc…)
  • Bare Essential Groceries Allowed: Soy Milk (regular milk in freezer), Bread, Eggs and Produce (which won't be much because garden is almost in!!!)
  • I have +Ups (Rite Aid) & ECB (CVS) that I cannot let expire or blow them, so I will be rolling them for free items only!
  • I have aso allowed myself to get deals where the items are $.50 or less(free) at the grocery store...

What we will NOT be spending money on:

  • Eating Out ( we have a few restaurant.com gift certificates we need to use up!)
  • Bulk Grocery Shopping (which is rare, but not going to happen)
  • Thrift Store and Yard Sale Shopping
  • Family Outings (I have several groupons/living social deals saved up for this)
  • Anything that is not an ABSOLUTE Need for Survival

*This is going to take a lot of willpower.


Have you done a NO Spending Spree with your family?

How do you think we will be doing by the end of the month?

And the ultimate question is, who’s brave enough to join us for a month?

I would love to have some friends to be accountable with me during this month! (email me at karasmithdawson@yahoo.com if you are in!!!)

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5 comments:

Janet said...

wish i could but I have 2 of my kids bdays in June and a trip to SC.. so June would be hard...

Chasity Bowles said...

Adam & I are in! :)

Patt said...

I thought of you yesterday when I used my Bath & Body Works club membership to get a free lotion, candle, & hand sanitizer, then two free pairs of panties from Victoria's Secret from mailed coupons. I spent NO money and had five free items. You're a great encouragement!

Melissa Howard said...

Good luck! I know you can do it :) Week vacation to the beach and home to visit for us in June. I think December would be easier for me, lol

Hana said...

Sounds like a great goal...although no spending in Vegas for us might be stretching it a bit! LOL!