Spending Strike: Day 2 - Giveaway Announcement!


Day 2 of this month-long spending strike is upon us, and I feel pretty good about this. Of the family and friends I've talking with so far, it seems I have a big support system. I'm also working with my blogger buddy, Michelle, on the strike which helps motivate me to stick to my guns.

There are also many of YOU who are committing to a spending strike of your own. Booya! I am thrilled to have you along, even if you're modifying the strike to fit your family and your circumstances.  In fact, I am so excited that you're along for the ride that I want to set you up for success.

I have TWO SIGNED COPIES of The Spending Strike by Sarah Baker, and The Spending Strike Workbook to give away to TWO of you lucky readers.

Want even more good news? Michelle at Simplify, Live, Love also has TWO COPIES of the book and workbook to give away. That's a total of four books and four workbooks, for four of our readers. Below you'll find all of the details for how to enter.


Here are the numbers -

Money Spent Today: $0
Running Total: $0
Money We Didn't Spend: $0


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25 comments:

  1. We grow our own garden. That saves a ton of money and it's better for your body!

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    1. I should really keep track of how much we save in garden produce! I bet it's a TON!

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  2. I try to cook from scratch as much as possible and especially with items like cookies and other snacks. They not only taste better homemade but don't contain all of those awful chemicals. Instead of purchasing brand new clothes each year for all of my girls, hand-me-downs are wonderful! I make sure to keep all of their clothing that is in good shape and it helps keep my clothing bill down in return.

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    1. I have really cut back on my clothing purchases, but have a hard time finding good clothing at consignment stores. Maybe I need to go with an 'expert' to show me the tricks?!

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    2. I always find some pretty cool stuff at consignment stores, i usually still cant afford the regular price, so i shop the 50-80% off racks. I look for things i like then look for the brand new price tag. The other day i bought six items for 14.00 and 4 were brannd new!

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  3. Super excited for the challenge. My husband and I are taking on a similar challenge by choice and necessity. We both are leaving our current jobs to pursue passions, with a resulting 40% income loss. Time to really focus on where the pennies are being spent!

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  4. Groceries are my best and easiest way to save money.

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    1. How do you save on your grocery trips, Mollie? Couponing?

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  5. I'm looking forward to seeing how you and Michelle do with this. I think the hardest would be perishable grocery items. I think they easiest way of saving money and keeping a budget is be organized and keep track of your spending. Once you see where your money is going you might rethink how you're spending. That is how come food journaling helps so many people. Also, be sure to make shopping lists and stay to your list!

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    1. YOU ARE TOTALLY RIGHT! We're only a few days in, and already I am seeing where my money WOULD have gone. It makes me sick...

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  6. Always know what's in your freezer, we keep a list and check things off as we use them, that way everything gets used in a timely fashion, the list grows if I find something on offer in the supermarket

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    1. GOOD IDEA! Do you have a special chart or spreadsheet that you tape to the door? Or just on a piece of paper? I should do that this weekend.

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    2. I typed it up once and printed it off, when it gets too messy I retype - keep them in a plastic file sleeve taped to freezer! No more scary plastic wrapped objects found years out of date at the back of a drawer!

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  7. Just blogged about you and Michelle! Decided last minute by still have spent 0.00! Use the library, especially for homeschool books! My best resource!

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    1. Thanks, Amy! I am working on a post right now about how the library is saving us a ton of $$$$$. Can't wait to read you post - heading over right now!

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  8. My savings tip is to stash all my $5 bills in an envelope whenever i get one. :)

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    1. That's a great idea! It sounds a bit more lucrative than a change jar :)

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  9. I do the same thing but with £2 coins, last year I had saved £160!

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    1. Nice! I am thinking about the 52 weeks of savings challenge, where you put a dollar a week in a jar, increasing the amount per week. (For example, week 34, you put in $34 dollars..)

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    2. I am doing this again this year. I found it trickier once the amounts were over 20$, so I decided to do 20$/weekly. Works out to 1040, and I may put some extra in if perhaps there's an extra bill in my wallet.

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  10. I make my own laundry soap! Its super cheap and awesome! !!

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    1. Do you have a recipe you'd like to share? I have one that I use all the time, but am always up for trying something new :)

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    2. Yes, i also have a new one ill be trying soon, but for now its 6 cups borax, 4 cups washing soda, 2 cups baking soda and 2 bars of fells neptha grated. I ussually only make it in 1/2 bathches as i hate grateing the fells neptha!

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    3. I grate my fels neptha in my food processor then soak the blade in super hot water and run thru the dishwasher. Then I pulse everything together until it's all fine. I can make a triple batch that lasts 6 months that way in 10 minutes!

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  11. Shop only once a month (First twee weeks fresh veg, after that frozen, Freeze bread. We use no milk) or two weekly if a month is too much of a stretch.
    You buy less unplanned items and you learn to make do with what you have.

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