Well, I made it three days in and then completely, utterly failed my No Spend November. HOWEVER, before you shake your head and are completely and utterly disappointed in me, it was for good reasons-ish!
Frontier Airlines ran a special and I’m going to be able to take all three of my daughters to Colorado for a long weekend this weekend and the total cost for our flights? Less than $200. Not per person, I’m talking about the receipt for the entire family. I bought the Discount Den (good for a year and priced at $49.99) and our total came to $193.99. That’s for me, Milla, Cici, and Baby J (who will still be a lap infant). I was able to secure a hotel with indoor pool with views of the mountains for our arrival night, and then we’ll be staying with friends in Denver for the rest of our stay. Here’s my Frontier Airlines invoice:
Since there are always incidentals on trips, I’ve decided to postpone my No Spend month until January which may work out better for me because of Christmas preparations, etc.
I know, I know. I totally failed. However, when things like this pop up I just can’t overlook them. Flights for all of us are generally “cheap” in the $1,000 range for the whole family. $200 to go somewhere we’ve never been before and for the girls to see snow for the first time? Priceless.
I’m a huge cheapskate. I penny pinch on everything. But, this is why I do it. So that we’re not just surviving, but still have the ability to have a good life — to thrive! I’m bound and determined to give my girls memories and experiences they’ll cherish forever. Along with a sense of responsibility with money and a you-can-do-it-yourself attitude.
On that note, my eldest also joined Girl Scouts this month. I was in Girl Scouts and that service-oriented atmosphere stayed with me my whole life. I am already impressed with our first meeting and can’t wait to see how they progress from here. I truly think that 2017 is going to be utterly amazing for us!
So please forgive my failings and mistakes. I’m a work in progress. And just a reminder that we’re not seeking perfection, only improvement!
How’s everyone else doing on their No Spend November? Did you find any leaks in your budget? Let me know!