90 Day Spending Ban – It’s Over!

My 90 day spending ban came to an end last week! I had one simple rule, I cannot buy something new if I have that type of product already in my stash. You can read Update #1 here, Update #2 here, Update #3 here, Update #4 here, Update #5 here and Update #6 here.

In the 90 days I used up 30 products but by raiding my stash I only ended up needing to buy 2 new products because I already have so much! The total saved during the ban is a massive £272.13 – I know it’s only a hypothetical saving based on the value of the products I picked out of my stash, but still it gives a good idea of how you could end up saving if you use up what you’ve already got!

It’s actually been fun doing the spending ban as I’ve discovered products I had completely forgotten I’d bought; for example, I found a brand new Clinique lipstick in the shade Sweet Violet which is so pretty, I just can’t remember buying it and had no idea it was there!

Doing this spending ban has certainly changed my shopping mentality; even though it’s over I will still think “do I really need this?” whenever I’m tempted to buy the latest must-have or give in to special offers and deals. Whether that mentality lasts or not is another matter!

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24 comments

  1. Congrats, you've done really well with this, Sian :) x

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  2. I seriously need to do this, I probabably could do double the ban on some beauty products. Trouble is I see a new shade, a BOGOF and I have this need to stock up just in case! Same with food as well!

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  3. Well done - I finished a jar of creme and I actually thought of you!!!

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    1. Haha at least I am memorable!xx

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  4. Congratulations !
    I think I would never be able to do a spending ban. It sounds too hard.

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  5. its great that your following it. i would be terrible at keeping up :(
    just followed :D If you dont mind, check out my blog www.beautydosage.com and follow back through GFC and blog lovin' :) It would mean alot!

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  6. Well done!! :) Hahaha fancy buying a Clinique lipstick and forgetting about it! Sounds like something I'd do!

    Hayley
    Sparkles & Stretchmarks
    xxx

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    1. I know it's terrible isn't it!xx

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  7. WOW I THINK I WOULD'VE DIED. but now i wanna try this spending ban!

    xo, ZEBRA AND MEERKAT ~

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    1. Ahh you wouldn't, it kind of becomes fun! xx

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  8. Haha. Given this logic, I'm on a spending ban almost all the time! I try not to have too many of the same products. Recently I caved to get a few lipsticks in different colors, but generally, one is all you need, right?

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  9. You've done fantastic! I'm doing a no spend May. I just found 100 days to much! x

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  10. You done really well! It's always nice finding products you bever knew you had.
    xo

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  11. I undertand sweetie! Since some months I just purchase only than I really need!
    Not many unncesary stuffs!
    Btw now I´m following you in GFC and Bloglovin´
    I hope your follow me back-1

    www.sakuranko.com

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