Cutting the Budget: Week 15 – Have you spent your settlement yet?

Posted April 12, 2014 by Shari in Cutting the Budget / 18 Comments

Cutting the Budget 2014

Book and Author Source Price + Tax Budget Left
Mad About You by Kate Perry Amazon $0.00 $33.94
The Shadow Prince by Stacey O’Neale Amazon $0.00 $33.94
Elemental Pleasure by Lila Dubois and Mari Carr ARe $0.00 $33.94
The Charmer by C.J. Archer ARe $0.00 $33.94
The Nerd Who Loved Me by Vicki Lewis Thompson ARe $0.00 $33.94
At Her Service by Cerise Deland ARe $0.00 $33.94
On Thin Ice by Jessica Lee ARe $0.00 $33.94

$33.94
left for April 2014

Week 15 of 2014
Have you spent your settlement yet?

This was a week where I wanted to buy books but nothing struck me that I wanted to buy. I did grab some of the series freebies that All Romance eBooks is giving away for Earth Day. If you haven’t heard, each day ARe is giving away the first book in a series they have chosen. I have to admit I missed one day and another day the book didn’t interest me *gasp*. So hop on over there to get your free book today.

So I stayed on course and spent no money this week. I still have over $90 left on my settlement with Amazon and a whole whopping $.70 with Barnes and Noble I will probably never spend ( just the B&N money).

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Delighted Readers Cutting the Budget Rules for 2014

  • $40.00 a month spending limit on bound & ebooks (March’s budget is now $35)
  • $22.95/month for 2 Audible Credits (Currently have 3 unused)
  • Taxes are included in book prices
  • Weekly report on what was spent
  • Use includes coupon, code, or subscription services
  • Budget includes ebooks, bound books, and audio books
  • Books received as gifts, won or bought with a gift card can be included but they cost you nothing since you didn’t actually spend your own money on them. So keep using them and keeping your budget healthy!

How are you cutting your budget but still getting to read everything you want?

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Shari is the Delighted Reader. Married to her Prince Charming and mother to two Princesses and one Prince. When she is not slaving away as Cinderella she loves to get lost in the pages of a good book. Never without a reading device and a few good paperback books, because she never knows when she might get 5 minutes to read!

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I got a little over 30 bucks from the settlement and will spend when the month money is gone for sure. But having even touched yet.

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I got a little over 30 bucks from the settlement and will spend when the month money is gone for sure. But having even touched yet.

Sharonda Lowman
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lols @ a whol whopping .70 cents 🙂 I spent mines the same day I got it :D. I haven’t brought much either Shari…my post will be up in a few.

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I am mostly worried I will spend it on books I will never have time to read so I am trying to spread it out and buy books as they interest me. I am going to stop requesting so many books from NetGalley and get only the books I really will want to read. I am getting to bogged down with books that I have to read to review. I want to buy books i just can’t wait to read!

Sharonda Lowman
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totally understand. I did send mines on Books I actually wanted so that was a plus. I barely go on NG or Edelweiss that much anymore. I told myself to stood with the freebies too…I never read them.

Braine TS
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I’m into magical reads now plus I know I have this not only that, I want to read more historical so I guess it’s a win-win for me!

Sophia Rose
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I’m into the blending of Historical and PNR too, Braine! I just sort of tripped over this one, but I’m definitely going back for the others in the series.

Sharonda
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totally understand. I did send mines on Books I actually wanted so that was a plus. I barely go on NG or Edelweiss that much anymore. I told myself to stood with the freebies too…I never read them.

Sophia Rose
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Nice job this week! I’ve picked up a few of the Earth Day specials too. I still have all of my $30 left for the month. I’ve been working hard through some review books and others on my shelf like a good little girl. Haha!