Monday, March 9, 2009

No Spend Challenge- Days 5-9

Well, so far so good. I did cave in a bit Saturday night after picking up Sean from the airport. I so didn't want to come home and fix dinner/clean up the kitchen. I had just finished cooking for the month and was done with that.

On the way home we attempted to go to Steak and Shake with coupons, but the wait looked too long. So we happened upon 96th Street Steakburgers. The sign stated that combos were 1/2 off. We'd never been there before but found it comparable to Steak and Shake. Somehow we saved more than 50%. All nine of us ate well for $20.90. The total saved was $28.00. I really can't think of anywhere else we could have eaten for less.

Our usual Friday night routine this winter has been pizza after the Friday night basketball game. Since basketball is now over, we made our pizza at home complete with cinnamon breadsticks. The kids gobbled them down before I could get a picture. We watched Hoosiers on the laptop with the big speakers. It was a lot of fun.

The girls are itching to go shopping for some Spring clothes, especially ones that they can wear to church. I have some things to return to Khol's as well as a Target gift card that I could use if they break me down. I'm trying to convince them that they can wait, but they are persistent.

So we're almost 1/3 of the way through this challenge. It's going to be interesting to look back and compare bank statements at the end of the month to see how each small amount not spent adds up.

1 comment:

Heather L. said...

Hi Monica,

I just got a 30% off card for Kohls in the mail (the one that gives you that on top of any sale price). If you want it, you are welcome to have it -- I don't think I'm going to use it. I think it's good through the 11th.