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Ten On Tuesday

Everybody seems to be looking for ways to save money these days. The way I see it, you can’t save if you don’t know where you’re spending your money and that brings me to this week’s Ten On Tuesday topic, 10 Things You Buy Every Week.

  1. Lunch. I know I shouldn’t but I do. So there.
  2. Gas. More than I care to admit although we do carpool together at least a few times a week to help cut back.
  3. Coins on Bejeweled Blitz. They are half price on Fridays and I’m addicted, what can I say?
  4. Dinner and drinks at our Kiwanis meeting. I couldn’t figure out why I always had extra cash over the summer and then I realized it was because I wasn’t spending that dough at Kiwanis every week. It’s a great group, though, and I love it and it’s worth it.
  5. Apps and songs. I’m pretty sure I get something at least once a week, sometimes the apps are free, though.
  6. Groceries. I told people they couldn’t list groceries as their ten items but I don’t think it’s cheating to include them as a general thing. I do buy groceries once a week but I try very hard not to visit the grocery store more often than that.
  7. Coffee. Whether it’s K-cups or Dunkin Donuts, I’m buying it on a regular basis.
  8. Postage. I used to buy stamps on a roll but I pay so many bills on line now that I just buy stamps as I need them- and I usually mail something (a letter, a package, a bill, a note) at least once a week.
  9. An Egg McMuffin. It’s bad but not as bad as a lot of other breakfast items they have. Dale and I each get one on Thursday mornings – our reward for commuting to work together all week.
  10. Take out or dinner in a restaurant, usually on Friday or Saturday night. It’s something we enjoy doing together and is quite often the evening’s entertainment.
This list was harder than I thought it would be – I think I buy things on a monthly basis more than a weekly basis. I’m curious to read about how everyone else made out with this topic.

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  1. Your list looks a lot like mine! It was hard to come up with 10 things I buy weekly. I think that means. . . I’m a bit dull. 🙂 (Lovely shot of the rose! So perfect.)

  2. It’s great that you buy things you enjoy. I don’t buy it weekly, but I sometimes buy yarn. Surprise surprise! Ravelry can do that to a person. Then there’s a great bookstore in Soho called Housing Works that supports housing for people with AIDS. I sometimes buy cookbooks there. Which I don’t really need because I have a huge collection. It’s easy to spend money here in NYC, but I’m very careful. I could not make a list of 10 things.

  3. I buy groceries, but the interesting thing is there is nothing on your list that I buy weekly. It will be fun to see what others have to say.

  4. Boy, would that be a hard list for me. All I can think of besides groceries (of course), are a cup of coffee or tea twice a week and a sandwich once a week at SnB. We used to go out for dinner once a week, but haven’t even been doing that for nearly a year.

  5. Glad to know I wasn’t the only one who had a hard time. I listed mainly groceries as I couldn’t think of a lot. Guess I’m way boring LOL!

  6. I couldn’t come up with 10, so I didn’t participate … boo, me! I’m glad that you could come up with 10 things you buy weekly, and that so many of them are little treats for yourself. We all should do that a bit more often, I think. Love the rose 🙂

  7. #5 apps and songs prompted this comment. Have you ever looked through Books on the Knob for books, apps, games and occasional songs? It’s a favorite of mine. Mostly I buy ebooks but the majority listed are either very cheap or free.

  8. I’ve determined that my list is based more on a week’s consumption than what I actually buy in a week… plus I sort of wiggled out of two by being thankful for not buying things that I used to purchased weekly (and/or daily). I do like a list that makes me think. ; )

  9. I have such a hard time with groceries. My problem is that I live in a city so all of my shopping has to be taken on public transportation or carried home. This means if I want anything heavy (juice! cat litter!) I either need to make a special trip, or I need to limit what I get. Plus, I didn’t have a real grocery store in my neighborhood until a few weeks ago (life was rough) so I was making extra stops all over town to get what I needed throughout the week.

    Now that I have a grocery store near me, I’m a little better but I still can’t get over the novelty of running in for “just one thing”.

  10. Geez, aside from the groceries and gas, I’ve got nothin’. It’s pretty dull around here! I use to swing by Starbucks on my way to work, but it’s been closed; I’ve saved a lot of $$ and calories!

  11. I would love to say I bought fresh flowers every week – that rose is stunning! groceries and starbucks was all I could come up with (although I suspect paypal would say I buy a knitting pattern every week!)

  12. Great list! I really enjoy the weekly tradition of eating with a loved one. Emma and I try to go out for lunch every Wednesday. (We’ve been using gift cards from our Discover Card rewards program to save on $.)

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