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Low Spend Experiment: 5 Days To Go

May 11th, 2013 at 08:15 am

Friday was a spending day. Groceries, haircut and mother's day. Total Spent: $88.34.

My sister picked up potted flowers for my mom and was delivering them last night. My share was $18. This works well for my mom because they are getting ready to put the house on the market, and some nice flowers near the front door or back porch will be welcome. My budget was $20, so I came in under that. Yippee!!

I spent $60.93 at Target for groceries to last through Friday. I did have a small list and admit that I did add things to it, but I thought through all the purchases and have no regrets. I did buy toilet paper, so we are good there. Smile

Great Clips was on their final sale day of $5.99 haircuts. It was busy, busy, busy! I only waited 15 minutes since there were 8 stylists working. The woman who cut my hair said they normally work 30 hours a week, but as of Thursday night she was at 60 hours!! The gals were kind and friendly, but you could tell they were tired. I tipped $3 and still saved money. I will never go to one of those sales again, as I know that I can afford to go other times and I don't need to add to the madness. I did receive a great haircut though!! Total spent $9.41.

The total for my low spend experiment is now at $266.69. My goal is to be under $450. So far so good! Smile

_178.35 Old Balance
_$88.34 New Purchases
$266.69 Total Spent

Happy Mother's Day to all women who care for children in any way...especially you teachers and day care providers!

3 Responses to “Low Spend Experiment: 5 Days To Go”

  1. scottish girl Says:

    You;re doing great! I'm still doing my best to keep spending to a minimum - although I do still have to buy my cousin's present (and post it too)

  2. rob62521 Says:

    Good job. Does blogging about it keep you on the proverbial straight and narrow?

  3. creditcardfree Says:

    @rob, yes it does!!

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