NumReceipt Blog Team
The latest craze sweeping Pinterest and the Internet at large is the 'no-spend weekend.' Have you ever tried one? The idea, as you've probably guessed, is to avoid incurring expenses for a full forty-eight hours. Instead of shopping and dining out, no-spend weekends encourage individuals and families to save money by trying different, lower-cost activities. Ready to give one a shot? Here"s how…
Since you won't be able to have lunch at the mall or run to Target for late-night snacks, make sure to plan home-cooked meals for the weekend and grocery shop accordingly (don't forget the coffee grounds if you're a Starbucks regular!). You'll also want to put gas in your car and pick up some sunscreen if you plan to spend time outside.
Do something different!
Fill the weekend with fun activities you wouldn't try on a 'typical' weekend-- visit a new park, check out books at the library, go to a free concert or museum exhibit, call family members and friends to catch up. You could even pull out that shoebox of receipts under your bed and get organised using NumReceipt.
Keep it going
Remember that spending less one weekend is not an excuse to splurge the next! Keep saving and improving your financial health by scheduling regular no-spend weekends, and use NumReceipt's online expense reporting to track your expense reduction progress. Have fun and good luck!