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Everyday is a No Spend Day at work

May 16th, 2008 at 11:05 pm

I work at Cracker Barrel on the retail side. You know, the side where all the neat and unique items are displayed. I have to admit that it is very difficult to resist taking something home after each shift. And the fact that something might be marked down plus my discount card makes it truly tough.

This may have been the case initially; I was practically spending my meager paycheck there. But things have changed now, since coming here and seeing how the $20 Challenge works, plus other interesting ways to save.

My [plastic] Coke bottle, which stands 2' tall, is getting fuller with the continued addition of my 1s, 5s and 10s each week. I started the Challenge with $86. I know now that I am over $100, or close to it.

NOT shopping at Cracker Barrel is a challenge in and of itself, but I have the willpower to succeed, if nothing else than to tell myself it's that much less I will need to pack for our eventual move.

3 Responses to “Everyday is a No Spend Day at work”

  1. scfr Says:

    That's very inspiring! Good for you!
    Yes - It must be tough to work in retail where the temptation is there all the time. (I'm glad that where I work there aren't even any shops within walking distance.)

  2. managinglife Says:

    You are my hero! Great job!

  3. koppur Says:

    great job!! the moving is a huge motiation! Smile

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