Diary of a Spendaholic 12

18.11.12

Friday
Debenhams -£23.40
I cracked.  After 5 days of avoiding it, I caved and placed an order on Debenhams.  It was all for Christmas presents though, and I was taking advantage of their up to 25% off sale + free delivery.  AND I got an extra 5% off through topcashback so this was definitely allowed.

Saturday
Co-Op - £5.99
I didn't ever really expect to be listing Co-Op here as one of my unnecessary purchases.  I got Breaking Dawn Part 1 even though I'm 100% not a fan of the Twilight saga.  Ed doesn't mind it though, and in return for me buying a film for us both to watch he bought me a magazine and the other bits I was going to buy.  Ooh he knows how to treat a girl ;)  Either way, it means that if you think about it I actually got even more of a bargain.

 Sunday
I woke up this morning will a real sense of accomplishment.  I know there's still a week to go, but this self-imposed, informal "no shopping at real shops through November" has really worked.  I still like to do a bit of online window shopping, but I no longer feel desperate to hit the shops every weekend and spend money like it's going out of fashion.  Instead, I've been enjoying lazy mornings in bed without getting the itch to get up and shop.  And honestly I can't actually recall buying any new clothes or make up for myself, besides the bits I bought during the half term.  I know it's probably not a true test because I've still been buying gifts, so I hope this feeling is something I can take on board for life, not just for Christmas...

Total for the week: £29.39  Another good total!  The thought of my bank balance looking masses healther (and a bit more like a grown up's!) is spurring me on to keep this up for as long as I can!

8 comments

  1. wow! IT looks like it is going so well! I have to say I have kept a spending diary this November, it's helped me cut down but I am still making so many cheeky "extra" purchases. However, it's made me SO aware of those purchases and some days I have said "no" to myself when I wanted to buy something. Thanks for the idea :)

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    1. Yeah, one thing I've learnt is it's definitely the little bits and pieces that add up. Once Christmas is out of the way I'll work on cutting down on those as well! x

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  2. I am trying to stop spending but I'm failing miserably. Maybe I should start this... x

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    1. I can't wait until after Christmas when I can see what the actual effect of cutting right down is on my bank balance. At the moment, spending next to nothing on myself only allows me to buy presents for other people. I'm looking forward to building up some savings instead x

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  3. I have no will power when it comes to spending :(

    http://littlegemscorner.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Haha nor do I particularly, but I'm giving it a go! x

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  4. Wow well done! I could really do with joining in!x

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    1. Thanks! Do let me know if you give it a go as well :) x

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