Its a constant challenge to avoid making impulsive purchases (aka: great deal! purchases) that end up being used infrequently, at most. I’m definitely guilty of making many in-deliberate purchases, myself. If you need motivation to stop doing this, and to start making better use of your money, consider joining me in this month-long challenge!!


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The Challenge:

Estimate the number of nonessential purchases you make per month (ex: clothing, shoes, accessories, makeup…). I average about 8-12. Next, set a goal for the maximum number purchases you want to allow yourself in the month of May.  Be realistic. It may not be reasonable to try to go from 20 purchases per month to two, but how about from 20 to 10? Pick a number that you think is challenging, but obtainable. My goal for the month is four.

The Giveaway:

I’m going to bribe you to give this challenge a try (or at least some thought)!!  This giveaway is open to both bloggers and non-bloggers who follow this blog 🙂 The contest opens May 31 and closes June 3 at 11:59pm CST. All entries must be made prior to that deadline. A winner will be randomly selected on June 4 and will receive a $50 VISA gift card!

Here’s how to enter:

  • Bloggers: Write a post about how the challenge went for you and link up to the “Review” post on MAY 31! What was your goal number? Did you succeed? What were your purchases (do share!!)? How do you feel about them? I’m excited to read your posts! A linkup (+ sidebar button) will get you 5 entries
  • Readers: Write a comment about how the challenge went for you on the “Review” post comments section on MAY 31! Tell us about your goals and if you managed to meet them! What purchases made the cut? Did you feel restricted by the challenge or did it help you make better purchases? A comment will get you 3 entries
  • New to the challenge? No problem, you can still enter! Write a comment about at least one unnecessary purchase you made in the month of May and why you made it. Its always good to think about these things! A comment will get you 1 entry

Please remember:

  • you must follow this blog to be eligible for the giveaway
  • make sure you leave your email or check your Disqus replies to see if you won!!
  • feel free to join up next month (June) for another $50 giveaway!
  • If you need a certain size button, let me know and I’ll get it for you
  • Thanks for reading!!