As I told you all in the post about My Plan, I was going away for 5 days on a road trip to visit my brother and some other great relatives. I did that and now I’m back! Aside from gas and minor food costs, I managed to use my gift cards to purchase anything else I found. But, I surprised myself and only used $36 out of my $75 in gift cards! I just wasn’t much into shopping! One thing I did buy was a pair of $10 work gloves for work that I needed. I can’t seem to find them here in my own city!
Other then the road trip, I haven’t spent any money on extra stuff. And this week’s groceries only cost me $20 since I only needed the basics! I’ve been really enjoying the Free coffee that McDonald’s is offering until March 14. Even though I can make it at home, it’s a bit of a treat to be able to go out and get a free coffee!
I’ve been enjoying doing a bit of organizing/purging/spring cleaning during my day. This weekend, my house better be afraid as I’m going to go wild in my closets! I’ll be finding all sorts of stuff for a garage sale!
Hubby and I have been enjoying some nice walks almost everyday since we’ve been experiencing some early Spring like weather! My tulip bulbs are poking through the ground!
There you have it, a taste as to how my No Spend Challenge is going. I’d really like to know how yours is going. So why not drop a line and give me an update! I’d also like to see just how many people are participating in the challenge.
**I want to add that I did find myself wanting many things during my road trip but I managed to convince myself not to get it by telling myself that it will still be available next month if I still want it! And if an item was on sale, I told myself it will go on sale again! Click here to read how Mary from the National Post is doing in her second week of the No Spend Challenge. (Mary is the one who wrote the fantastic article about the challenge for the National Post!)