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battle of the budget

October 1, 2012

i buy a lot of stuff.  today alone i spent money on…

$4.95 on a sparkly blue gift bag to present the chocolate chip cookies i baked for the headmaster

$2.19 on a dozen eggs for aforementioned cookies

$3.99 on a tin can ‘o soup, otherwise known as dinner

$3.29 on a pound of pretzels (the redskins version no less, bah humbug)

$7.98 on two bags of semi-sweet chocolate chips for my face the cookies

$14.95 on another starbuck’s travel mug because one just isn’t enough

$79.99 on vegan leather leggings (actually i profited $35 on this transaction as it was an exchange.  i win)

that’s a total of $117.34 (minus the profit from the leggings exchange) for a couple cookies and a pair of plastic pants.  good stuff, all of it.  but completely and wildly unnecessary.  and yet, this isn’t unusual.  i own a closet full of unnecessary.  piles of good stuff that serves no real purpose.  and while chocolate chip cookies are far from wasteful, especially as a thank you present, they are a blow to the pocketbook.  so this brings me to a little challenge…

can i, jenny “toll house is taking a toll on my budget,” go a week without shopping?  well, we’re about to find out.  join me tomorrow in my battle of the budget.


3 Comments leave one →
  1. notorious permalink
    October 1, 2012 3:18 pm

    I see the problem…The $14.95 Starbucks mug. The way I see it, you could have bought tortilla chips for $3.99, a jar of Nacho cheese sauce for $2.99, a liter of Root Beer for $1.09, 6 chicken wings for $4.99, scream Yummmmy and put $1.50 in savings. Rock on….Go Packers…—Notorious

  2. Kristin permalink
    October 1, 2012 11:51 pm

    Oh I’ve played this game before…good luck my dear! I can’t wait to hear all about it! P.S. chocolate chips are always a wise use of $$ – don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.

    • ratzrow permalink*
      October 2, 2012 1:04 am

      i’m only going for a week. and then…rockstud!

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