Well, its a good thing I have been doing this for a while.. it makes getting ready for it fairly easy at this point and yet it also means I know how much this will hurt as well..
Yup, I am planning yet another No Buy Feb.. This will be my 5th year doing this..
Become more aware then ever of what we are spending our money on..
Personal goal 2016- Put the saved money towards two writers cons, one for hubby and one or myself in spring 2016
As always I will do one week updates on where it was a struggle, where it worked and detail what if any my cheats are..
So the regular two odd man outs are in place..
Critters– Anything related to the critters is off limit, be it food, or vet care or bedding etc.. however, nothing extra above and beyond.
Example : if I want doggy treat, while it is a critter, its a treat, and therefor must be hand made for them..
Its already paid and I will be spending 20 for next months box, this only can be ordered and got once a month.. and in the winter, I count of this box to provide a nice mix of fresh things for the house and kitchen
This one is tricky.. I am not sure what I want to do with it.. I might preserve it all this year an not use it.. update on that to follow
2) One movie out, I have a gift card.. ? is using a gift card, cheating.. it is buying but not with your own funds.. thinking, thinking??
The one extra cost item in regards to garden, farm and critters this month is the Eco Day event that is happening this month, I am already booked to attend, so I am not paying this month but I will be attending, however I will not cheat, if its not provided at the event, I will bring everything else with me in my bag.. NO buying 🙂
Now on the rest.. No buy Feb, is just that.. NO buying! No shopping, no eating out, no coffee while you do your this or that.. no, oh, that is on sale etc. No E books other then free ones, whimper.. No ordering movies that come out.. double whimper!
When I did this the first year on the blog dozens of other bloggers did as well, but as often happens, it fell to the side as its not easy to do.. and once they had done it.. no one really wanted to do it again.. but I will ask, anyone want to join me in a no buy feb month? if so I will be happy to link your posts and promote on the blog, facebook an so forth.
Read all about last year