Hello Dear Reader,
I’m really digging in with the no spend month now! All the retailers that I’m signed up have great bargains and I’m walking away and just telling myself no.
So often, we hand over our email address or they have it any way as we’ve shopped online and we get sent all the details of the offers. Some of those offers can’t be found in shops. I shop with Yves Rocher occasionally and love the perfume. However, I rarely pay for perfume as I get it free as a give away if I’ve bought something else usually for far less than the cost of the perfume.
I get sent offers from the supermarket, from clothing companies and I take a look just because I’m nosey then walk away. Whether I’ve got the money or not, I choose not to buy unless I have a genuine need. The trouble is, for them but not me, that I don’t need much. But, as I’ve said before I’m only human and it doesn’t stop me from wanting and wishing that I could. Even though I can, I keep a tight hold of my wallet and sometime with a big sigh just tell myself that I don’t have permission to buy what ever it was I was hankering after. Today, it was my favourite perfume! But I’ll be fine and with what I have!
We shopped at the weekend to last us until the end of the month. The freezer and larder are well stocked and we have all we need to see us through half term. None of it is very exciting but with thirteen days to go, we’ve been through well over half of the frugal fast and we’re doing fine. We’re aiming for some free days out in half term with walks, visiting friends and family and visiting some Poldark locations.
We’ve discussed continuing this into November and this might be our first two month frugal fast. What do you think? If one month has become easy, should I aim for two months as a proper challenge?
Eighteen days down and thirteen to go and it really hasn’t been that hard.
Love Froogs xxxx