Cutting the Budget: Week 16 – What do you want in your Easter basket?

Posted April 19, 2014 by Shari in Cutting the Budget / 6 Comments

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Cutting the Budget 2014

Book and Author Source Price + Tax Budget Left
Black Moon by JD Tyler Audible Credit $0.00 $33.94
Hunter’s Heart by JD Tyler Audible Credit $0.00 $33.94
Cole’s Redemption by JD Tyler Audible Credit $0.00 $33.94
The Mane Event by Shelly Laurenston Audible Credit $0.00 $33.94
Make Mine a Cowboy by Sandy Sullivan ARe $0.00 $33.94
Savage Awakening by JD Tyler Amazon $6.41 $27.53
Surrender by Lora Leigh Amazon $1.06 $26.46
Play With Me by Alisha Rai ARe $0.00 $26.46

left for April 2014

Week 16 of 2014
Happy Easter

It’s Easter weekend and I know Lent has been tough on a few family members of mine who made sacrifices. No coffee for my husband and no soda for my daughter. I will be so glad when some caffeine is added back into their diets 🙂

This week I spent a lot of time reading books instead of buying, but I did use up all my Audible credits. Although I should be getting $10 to spend from them for using them. I got all the JD Tyler books after Primal Law in the Alpha series. I will probably be doing the read/listen hybrid I usually do.

Then I picked up only one book in the series freebies on ARe. And then I picked up two books on Amazon.

How was your week?

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Delighted Readers Cutting the Budget Rules for 2014

  • $40.00 a month spending limit on bound & ebooks (March & April’s budget is now $35)
  • $22.95/month for 2 Audible Credits (Currently have 0)
  • 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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Red Iza

Cutting the budget, such a good idea… And reading instead of buying, such an awesome one ! Why is it so difficult to put into practice ?!

Sophia Rose

Creepy wow! We are on the same reading page. I’m reading Primal Law right now and next I have Cole’s Redemption. I haven’t gotten the rest of the series yet. I shot the wad of my month’s budget and got the first four JD Robb’s In Death series, 2 sci-fi romances by Linnea Sinclair, a fantasy by Elizabeth Vaughn that someone recommended, a humorous PNR by Gerri Bartlett, my first sport romance by Jaci Burton, the first in Tracy Solheim’s football romance series, a Jeannie Lin HR, and a couple ARe and Amazon freebies. Add to that I picked up… Read more »


I love Lora Leigh and this is a very hot series. The first book is really short but a nice introduction. If you love it, but the rest for sure.

Sharonda Lowman

I didn’t read much, but I didn’t buy much either…I think ;D

But I’m doing pretty good this month.

Braine TS

Good job managing your budget, Shari! Happy Easter!