1/16/12

$50 a month shopping challenge: Week 1 update

Well everyone, I've gotten past the first week of my $50 a month shopping challenge!  23 more days to go!  I spent a total of $37 (see first purchase here) and I have $13 left.  Can I make it through the rest of the month?  Hmmm.  Peep what else I bought last week.

  • Mossimo "Wanda" wedges $7.48 (on clearance at my local store), and People Stylewatch magazine $3.99, Target.  I needed more shoes for work and these are perfect.  Although I said I was going to limit my spending on just clothing, shoes, accessories, and beauty products, I also tend to buy quite a few magazines a month.  Maybe I should include that in my challenge.
  • necklace $1 and belt $7.99, Payless. Yes, you read that right, $1!  It was marked down to $3, but when I got to the register, it rung up for $1. I had a 20% off coupon, so my total price for both the necklace and the belt was $7.62.




Being that I spent over half  my budget in one week, I'm thinking about limiting myself to only $10 per week.  I think that should help me get through the coming months if I decide to continue with the challenge.

For those of you who have joined the challenge, how much have you spent so far?


3 comments:

Lisa said...

Good Luck! I'm hoping you succeed at the challenge! I'm not sure I would be able to limit myself to $50 ... mainly because of all the small things I buy (like magazines) that seem to add up so quickly.

Niki Cheapskate said...

thanks lisa!

Miss Esspi ♡ said...

I'm going to attempt this for February. Goodluck!