Friday, February 6, 2009

No Spend Week - Pass or Fail?

Several of my fellow pf bloggers have challenged themselves to no spend days, weeks and even months. Since I'm always up for a challenge, I decided to try a no spend work week to see if I could in fact go 5 days without spending any money. I almost made it through the week but something happened today ... I packed too light of a lunch and by 2:30 p.m I was quite hungry! As fate would have it, Chick-Fil-A was having a Receipt Day. Have you ever heard of Receipt Day? Yeah, me either. Well Receipt Day works like this - purchase anything today and bring your receipt back any day next month and get that exact order for FREE!. Woo Hoo.

Honestly, I think I could have made it through the week but the temptation from Chick-Fil-A was too much for me to handle. Fast food is not my thing but Chick-Fil-A kinda gets a pass. They have pretty good food for a fast food joint. Those waffle fries are just so delicious, oh and that polynesian sauce, just wonderful on the fries. How about that lemonade? Yum Yum. So not only do I enjoy their food, but they offered an opportunity to eat now for regular price and eat later for free. Yep, I was sold.

So, did I pass or fail? I'm not sure. It was an interesting challenge but I'm not sure that I will do it again - not without a real reason. Minus the $5.95 meal today, I have all of my blow money from this week plus the blow money that I get today. Yippee.


Sharon Rose said...

Hi there-It sounds like you've done really well, the meal deal sounds excellent and you've a freebie to look forward to now!

Ms. MoneyChat said...

thanks sharon! i am most definitely looking forward to my freebie.

jpkittie said...

that sounds really cool! they are just opening a Chick Fil A in my area --- but I don't really want the temptation! As a rule of thumb, we have been trying to stay away from fast food :( I just love it though!

D.C. 2 said...

Ms Money,

We are not perfect. So I think it is how you feel about your progress. I think you should be proud that you made it with only one splurge. Next time you know what to look out for so you don't make the same mistake again.


J. Money said...

Yeah, it's def. a cool experience whether you go back to it or not :) It really *does* make you realize how easily you can spend money which is awesome.

The last time I tried it was last year when i went 2 months w/out spending anything on "extras" - I could only spend $ on necessities and books. HARD as hell the first 2 weeks, but after that it was no problem at all.