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Old 10-05-2012, 07:56 PM   #31
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In the interest of full disclosure...I still have my full $20 left since I had $10 remaining from last week that I forgot to throw in the Disney jar and that's what I used at the Dollar store today.

No Buy Days: 4/27
Trips to the Dollar Store: 1/4
Fast food stops: 0/4
Total in the change jar $0
Oct 1-$0
Oct 2-$0
Oct 3-$0
Oct 4-$0
Oct 5-$10.04
Oct 6-$0
Oct 7-$0
Oct 8-$0

I'm quite proud of myself because I...

a) had to take the car in to the dealership on Wednesday to have the winter tires put on and I spent nary a cent during the 2 hours I waited...one of which was spent window shopping in Walmart (very dangerous activity for my budget) and one of which was spent sitting in the nearby McDonalds rocking their free wifi. So success with the budget and success with my diet BOTH at McDonalds.

b) went to the dollar store today and I stuck to my list!!! On two occasions I had something in my cart I didn't need and I put it back.

So, I'm beginning to develop willpower, baby!! Whoot!
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Old 10-05-2012, 10:18 PM   #32
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1/10 no buy days
48/150 eat out
280/400 grocery budget
40/300 gas
Hit the meat sale today but I have enough meat for awhile steak,pork chops, pork tenderloin,and burger
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Old 10-06-2012, 10:40 AM   #33
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1/10 no buy days
28/150 eat out
342/400 grocery budget
40/300 gas
Spent 62 at the store this morning and save 77 not a bad deal.I really shouldnt need anything this month except bread milk and produce.There is hope on the grocery budget yet.
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Old 10-06-2012, 02:23 PM   #34
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1/10 no buy days
48/150 eat out
342/400 grocery budget
90/300 gas
95/200 misc household
I think I need to stay home the rest of the day everytime I leave the house money is leaving my hands. I had to add another column I had expenses that were not catagorized so I just made a misc. Hope everyone has a great saturday.
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Old 10-06-2012, 02:48 PM   #35
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It was a crazy busy week at work. Something is going around and everyone is dropping like flies, so we have been short staffed. Hopefully next week will be better. But at least I have been getting a ton of extra hours.

3/15 No Buy Days
1/5 lunches out


10/1- $0
10/2- $80.81 target and $12 chick fil a
10/3- $0
10/4- $0
10/5- $51.46 Walmart (groceries)
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Old 10-07-2012, 06:59 PM   #36
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Thanks for starting a new month. I'm in for another one.
Groceries/Household:$66/$200
Gas $50/$150
Eat Out /$150
Misc $34/$200
No Buy Days:4/15
Coupon Savings $24.00

09/01 -0-

09/02 Busy Busy day!!! Started with taking my friend shopping for the day. Went to KMart what a huge toy sale they were having. I did a huge layaway and got 5 of 30 people done for Christmas. Spent (per say) $203.00 and saved $180.00. Placed $25.00 on that. Went to a few other stores she wanted to go to, but, I only spent $58.00, $54.00 in groceries and $4.00 at the Dollar Tree. Got home long enough to relax for a short while and then had to take the In-laws grocery shopping. They treated to dinner out.

09/03-0- Stayed in today. Exhausted from yesterday. Not a good day. Both my knees are swollen and killing me.

09/04 $48.00 dinner out. My DH was pleased, we went to Hooters

09/05 $12.00 Costco's

09/06 -0-

09/07 $5.00 raffle tickets at Turkey Shoot. Great day surrounded by family.
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Old 10-07-2012, 07:23 PM   #37
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1/10 no buy days
60/150 eat out
342/400 grocery budget
90/300 gas
95/200 misc household
Hit a little junk food this afternoon so we added to the eating out budget. I plan on staying home tomorrow so hopefully it will be a no buy day
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Old 10-09-2012, 09:24 AM   #38
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need to go back through and look at receipts for the last few days but we have totally blown the budget again.
I can not get people on board with this no buy thing.

But I just saved myself a butt ton of money, we cancelled our Disney trip. My friends we were supposed to go with can't make it so we decided to wait until next Christmas. So I should be getting $469 back from WDW soon.
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Old 10-09-2012, 01:36 PM   #39
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Playing catch-up

5/15 No Buy Days
1/5 lunches out


10/1- $0
10/2- $80.81 target and $12 chick fil a
10/3- $0
10/4- $0
10/5- $51.46 Walmart (groceries)
10/6- $62.49 Target (birthday gifts) and $9.58 Walgreens
10/7- $0
10/8- $0
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Old 10-09-2012, 02:34 PM   #40
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1/10 no buy days
100/150 eat out
342/400 grocery budget
90/300 gas
95/200 misc household
Well its not even the middle of the month and I am over half on almost every aspect of my budget. Hopefully I can pull this off
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Old 10-09-2012, 02:57 PM   #41
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I am the picture of "instant karma" today.

I splurged ($.15, yes 15 CENTS) on grits this morning, and the lunch lady didn't have change for a $1 bill (WTH???) so I had to go get change and bring it back to her later.

Then I needed the oil changed in my car, and the Jiffy Lube is right by a chinese place with fantastic soup... soup is cheap, right? yep... I had to buy extra to make the $5 minimum... so $9 instead of $4... boohoo... but it was yummy.

Obviously, the universe is trying to make my "conveniences" inconvenient. The universe sucks sometimes...
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Old 10-09-2012, 06:29 PM   #42
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No Buy Days: 8/27
Trips to the Dollar Store: 1/4
Fast food stops: 0/4
Total in the change jar $0

Oct 1-$0
Oct 2-$0
Oct 3-$0
Oct 4-$0
Oct 5-$10.04
Oct 6-$0
Oct 7-$0
Oct 8-$0
Oct 9-$0

Doing great so far...if I can manage to stay strong tomorrow, then I'll have my entire $20 bill from this week to throw in my Disney jar! Whoot!
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Old 10-09-2012, 06:56 PM   #43
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Welcome back!!! I haven't been in a no buy for almost two months, between my parents visiting for a month and our Disney trip for two weeks it's been crazy to say the least. I am currently 24 weeks pregnan with twin girls and have a 2 y/o DS. I am in charge of all buying in the house as far as household items, food, diapers (swag bucks and amazon mom)ect. Basically if you can buy it at Walmart I'm responsible for it. I get $100 a week and whatever I don't spend goes towards one of 3 categories. Between stocking up this month on various items and just getting back from vacation anything I save will be a blessing!

3 categories for left over money: twin/cameron 40% Disney 2016 trip 30% ( yes far away I know but staying at contemporary with 3 kids all over 3 is expensive), Christmas 2013 30%. Once one of these is fully funded I will divide up the money between the two remaining. Thank god we finished up Christmas shopping already this year and have it all paid off already.

$100 weekly start
Oct. 8th- $26 at Winn dixie (produce and meat )
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Old 10-09-2012, 09:49 PM   #44
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Stayhomemom77, you're doing great!!
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Old 10-10-2012, 09:09 AM   #45
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To my Canadian DISers, hope you had a great Thanksgiving weekend! I sure did. We visited some more venues and I went shopping for some stuff I really wanted to get. In the interest of full disclosure, I'm going to put the costs up, but not add to my budget because these are the things I've been meaning to buy anyways. Well, except for one thing...

No buy: 2/15
Clothes: 1/3
Starbucks: 0/5
Eating out for lunch: 0/5

1. $0
2. $5.18-Dinner at McDonalds
3. $0
$40-5.18= $34.82 saved!

4.$0
5.$0
6. $12.60- Batman costume for my Duffybear ($90.38- 2 pairs of Levi jeans, $28.92- essentials from The Body Shop)
$40-12.60= $27.40 saved!

7. $0
8. $0
9. $0
$40-40= $40 saved!

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$40

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$40

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$40

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$40

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$40

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$40

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$40

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