Cutting the Budget: Week 8 – Still within your budget?

Posted February 22, 2014 by Shari in Cutting the Budget / 6 Comments

Cutting the Budget 2014


Book and Author Source Price + Tax Budget Left
Every Part of You (Serial) by Megan Hart NetGalley $0.00 $17.94
Tamed by You by Kate Perry Amazon $0.00 $17.94
Whisper of Jasmine by Deanna Raybourn Amazon $0.00 $17.94

left for February 2014

Week 8 of 2014
Not a penny spent this week! Woohoo!

I have been so intent on reading books I already have this week that I just plain forgot to go looking for anything interesting. I was able to join a tour and get 5 seralized books from NetGalley and then I got 2 free books, which aren’t looking too good to get read soon. Just not an exciting week.

Now we only have 6 more days left in February. Can I keep under $17.94 this week? I think I can! Catch me next week to find out and start a new month of budgeting!


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Delighted Readers Cutting the Budget Rules for 2014

  • $40.00 a month spending limit on bound & ebooks
  • $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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Sophia Rose

You are kicking butt and taking names! That’s a great job. Not only are you not spending, but you’re also getting TBR and review pile books finished.

Now me? I’m $1.50 in the hole on my $20 budget. I bought a book, got two from giveaways, 4 for review and 2 freebies. I’ll need to do what you did so I keep the damage to a minimum.

Shari Delighted Read
Shari Delighted Read

Me thinks you shouldn’t have reduced your budget amount, lol. You still had a pretty good haul in books! I think I am up to one freebie this week. I am still plugging away on the TBR and Required reading piles so I may just make it this week.

Sophia Rose

Tease! Haha! I am determined to get through this week with just that minor faux pas on my budget, but yes, next month I’m upping the budget by $5 at least. I have two books I’ve been wait for since last year so I know I won’t resist getting them.

Sharonda Lowman

shoot, I think I went over my $12.84 *sigh*. My post will be up tomorrow. You did good Shari 😀

Shari Delighted Read
Shari Delighted Read

Ouch! I am hoping to come in under again, but if I do then I guess I need to reduce my budget since I am not using it all 🙁


You did great with those freebies and was super smart getting those serials for review. I don’t understand why they are so expensive, but putting together is a lot to expend in one book.