She is calling it a Wallet Watch, but my rules are going to be a little different from hers.
1. Lasts from February 1 to February 29.
2. No fast food. We may eat it if it's bought for us, but we're not allowed to buy any.
3. No buying unnecessary food (the reason why I have seven cans of corn in the pantry). My usual budget for two weeks is $175 (that includes anything I buy at the grocery store, generally), but I've gone over the last month and a half.
4. No beauty products, but I am going to allow myself a hair cut.
5. No clothing or accessories, unless it's to replace a necessity.
6. I can only use what's left of my Christmas money and my monthly spending money at the women's fair (about $50) but I need to be diligent about what I spend it on, if anything.
7. No extra entertainment. We have Netflix and Hulu and a pair of prepaid tickets for the movies and plenty of things to do around the house. Plus there's the library and the park and winter wednesday pricing for the zoo lasts through February.
8. Any money I make (from selling at consignment stores) goes into savings.
9. I'm going to track EVERYTHING.
I have almost $5 left on my Starbucks card and if I need to use less than $2 to get something I can.
We have a Red Robin gift card and I'm okay with using it, but I'd prefer to stay under $20 over the gift card.
We've already planned to do something special for Quinn for Valentine's Day, although I'm not sure what. I'll make sure to keep it reasonable and keep "Wallet Watch" in mind.
We should be getting our tax return this month. The plans for that is some for savings, $50 to get my car checked out to see how expensive it'll be to fix the back hatch on my car, about $140 for car tags.