Cutting the Budget: Week 17 – April is almost over!

Posted April 26, 2014 by Shari in Cutting the Budget / 4 Comments

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Cutting the Budget 2014

Book and Author Source Price + Tax Budget Left
Blind Faith by Rebecca Zanetti NetGalley $0.00 $26.46
Darkest Flame #4 by Donna Grant NetGalley $0.00 $26.46
East of Ecstasy by Laura Kaye Amazon $1.06 $25.40
Hearts of the Anemoi Bundle by Laura Kaye Amazon $1.06 $24.34
One for the Team ARe $0.99 $23.35
Full Position ARe $2.99 $20.36
Punished ARe $2.99 $17.37
Sinful Surrender ARe $2.99 $14.38
Wishful Thinking ARe $3.99 $10.39
Hold Onto Me ARe $3.99 $6.40
Fill Her Up ARe $3.99 $2.41
Their Virgin Hostage, Masters of Menage, Book 5 ARe $4.99 -$2.58
Roped by the Team (Daly Way Series, Book Six) ARe $4.99 -$7.57
Their Virgin Secretary, Masters of Menage, Book 6 ARe $4.99 -$12.56
Do Him Right ARe $5.60 -$18.16
Destiny Divided ARe $0.00 -$18.16
Under the Dom’s Thrall ARe $0.00 -$18.16
Damon’s Touch ARe $0.00 -$18.16
Sweet, Decadent Fire ARe $0.00 -$18.16
Lucky Night ARe $0.00 -$18.16
Dark Angel ARe $0.00 -$18.16
Shadows on the Heart ARe $0.00 -$18.16
His Redeemer Kiss by Diana Castilleja ARe (buy 10 get 1 free credit) $0.00 -$18.16

left for April 2014

Week 17 of 2014

I went a little wild this week with the 50% rebate of All Romance eBooks. Yep, I didn’t realize how much I had spent until I was working on this post. Over budget and not by a little! So I went back to see how much I was over the last three months to see if it would cover this. January had $23.11 left over February had $10.47 left over and finally March had $12.58 left over for a total of $46.16 I have come in under budget.

I am going to synch up my pants and not spend any more this month. I did get one book free from buying all those books and next week I should get around $20 in a rebate for ARe.

So this week I went over budget but still came in under budget for the year. For 2014 I am exactly $28 under budget!

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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Sophia Rose

Wow! You kicked butt and took names with that haul. Good thing you hadn’t used up all your budget from other months. I went over by $2 because of that sale too. I got 2 Heather Long Marines and a M/M College Romance for $8 dollars, but I hit my free book and will get 50% back so I got Ball & Chain as my freebie. I got a few freebies and books I won along with one review book too. I also tried a new on-line bookstore with a coupon and it will save me a ton in the… Read more »

Sharonda Lowman

I’m going to try out The Book Outlet..thank Sophia. That is a good amount of savings 😉

Sophia Rose

It was. I couldn’t believe the prices, but its one of those things where it will be hit or miss depending on what they get in. I have relations that love YA and those are always so expensive so I was happy to buy nice hardbounds for $4-5. I got a book for myself that’s out of print in the US. Hope they have something you’ve been looking for from your wishlist. 😉

Sharonda Lowman

I avoided Allromance’s Earth Day Sale…I just know I would be going over, lols. Awesome haul though Sheri.