Thursday, 4 April 2013

Treat Budget

I mentioned before about our weekend treat budget and how it stops us going bonkers. It's £10 each weekend and even though things seem expensive these days there's a lot you can get for a tenner. We spend/waste (depending on your viewpoint) our cash on things like - 

beer 
tea and toast at our favourite cafe in town
a second hand game for the laptop or wii
a magazine and a bar of chocolate
music downloads or 3 cds for £6 from the cheapo shop
renting a dvd from the library (£2 but they often have 2 for 1)
going to the cinema (our local cinema is £3.50 for an adult)
watch the Saturday teatime football game at the pub
plants 
Fisherman's Friends
a pint before the rugby 
a bag of chips to share on the prom
toy for the buns
a round of crazy golf
donation to the art gallery or museum
parking if we go for a wander somewhere

Yes, beer is the recurring theme. 

4 comments:

  1. Sounds wonderful, but I am not sure I would put Fisherman's Friends on my treat list!

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    1. Ha! They're not for everyone that's for sure.

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  2. I like this idea & can see how it would help the old brain matter into thinking it's not being deprived or missing out. I think I might include this into our budget for those weekends when the Mister isn't working.

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    1. It has really helped us over the years. When we were super skint and paying off our ridiculous debts we had £20 a month which was just about enough to keep us sane and sensible. £10 a week between us goes quite a long way (full disclosure Dan also has a subscription to Wired magazine which cost £22 for 2 years).

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