what are we all doing with all the money we are saving?????

Hiya guys,

I for sure am noticing I'm not spending spending spending! I don't have that daily trip to the shops for 20 malbrough lights, and I always ended up buying other stuff I didn't really need! I'm a sucker for deals! Typical woman lol

I've not been putting the money I would have spent aside....its just been ammounting in my bank I suppose. But I am certainly a lot more flush! And I think one way I've been treating myself is buying better quality food. Going to the butchers for meat etc. That is a real treat for me. And oh the foods tasting sooo much better isn't it!

Are you guys all putting the money aside? Maybe I should start doing that...220 pounds a month I was spending on cigs!!! I quite enjoy jus having more cash as opposed to saving it? I enjoy not always having to withdraw cash to pay for cigs. And if I was to put the cash aside I'd still have that rigmoral of withdrawing cash every single day!!! Each to their own I suppose. But maybe it would be really motivating...and great to see the money mounting up......

What are you guys doing?

Xxx

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  • I'm the same as you, as in not putting it aside but i'm deffo seeing the benefit of not having to keep going to the shop (especially in this snowy weather!)

    I'm trying to build up enough money for dental implants, that's because i've ruined my teeth from smoking :rolleyes:

    Smoking really hasn't got much going for it has it :confused:

    Last year I gave up for 3 months & went on holiday with the money, unbelievable how I thought nothing of spending £200 a month on nasty fags :eek:

    I'm planning lots of nice things this year with my money :D

    x

  • I would say put the money in a jar (in a safe place of course!) and watch it mount up....bet it would be amazing!

    I'm not seeing a massive amount of money difference as I smoked roll ups and used to but my tobacco "in bulk" whenever I knew anybody going anywhere near the continent! :)

    I still have loads to get rid of yet! :eek:

    If I sell it I would definitely be treating myself and my OH to something good.

    She's been buying me little surprises every month passed actually, usually cycling stuff...which has been great :)

    They do say you should treat yourself to little things often when quitting.

  • One of the reasons I quit was because I am skint and simply cant afford cigarettes anymore so Im not seeing the benefit of the money yet.. I never really had it in the first place... you always find the money for fags tho dont you?

    Anyway.. I am paying a bit more off of my credit cards and bills etc so I guess the money is going there which isnt a bad thing :) xx

  • I would have been spending £8 a day on my Marlboro lights - bit more on my bad days :eek:

    Have been spending my savings on clothes and shoes - am another typical woman :p but it's so lovely to have something nice with the money I would have sent up in smoke!!

    Gemma x

  • So far I've spent all mine on solicitor's fees, a Barrister's Opinion and a Panasonic all singing all dancing microwave.

  • mine will disappear into the black hole generated by a university bound daughter this autumn :rolleyes: but will be many hundreds of pounds well spent-money spent on cigs is money wasted,totally wasted.

    Same here, one of my main reasons for quitting is the fact that my daughter will be starting uni this year and would rather help her out than waste it on fags!

  • I'm putting mine away every day :)

    I used to smoke "cheap" fags "only" £6.50 a packet :rolleyes:

    I'm still skint but I've got £130 so far that I would have just been burned if I were still smoking.

    It's nice to see it going up and I'm planning to take my mum and my kids to Barcelona for a few days in the summer :D

  • Hellerscatch and Max - You will never spend it on anything better, believe me. x

  • Max, hold that thought and stay strong. It really does get easier.

  • I must spend too much time on Facebook - I keep looking for the "like" button!!!

    Just wanted to say "well said Max! What a great way to look at it!"

  • I have been transferring 20 pounds a week into my savings, I've saved 90 pounds so far, I can't believe I would have spent that on fags .... Scary wgat a waste!!! I'm saving to take my mum to a spa for her birthday I can't wait to suprise her! Also taking my nan for afternoon tea this is my motivation! Also the kids want an iPad!!!! Think that might take a few more months but it's definitely worth it! When I'm having a bad day this is what I think of!!!

    Welldone guys and enjoy your treats you deserve them!!!

  • Well, Wooders, all I can say is well done and keep it up.

    It's amazing how fast it does mount up. after the first few weeks the time flies by. I am almost at 6 months now - £ 1300 for me.

    I might get an Ipad or sommat next.It is nice to see an actual thing. Most of mine has gone on solicitor's fees, but the Panasonic combined oven thing I bought is an actual thing I use all the time and it's been one of the best things I've EVER bought and used. My Yorkshires today were amazing if I can blow my own trumpet.

  • Well, equal weights of everything certainly works. A good beating up and a VERY HOT tray of fat for the batter. Fill only up to 2/3 of muffin pan is what I do and into a very hot oven for about 20 mins. My sis bought me a lovely little book for my birthday about the history of the Yorkshire pud and now mine never fail.

  • Had to add this.....

    ......Scroll down to the last bit at the bottom..... YUM!!!! :D

    yorkshirepud.com/recipes.htm

  • OMG. I think that recipe is in my little book,-dare not do it . I love both things too much on their own......but together:eek:

  • mmmmmmmmmmmmmm I think I've got to at least try them before I start my diet, it would be such a shame to miss out lol (need a little devil smilie here!)

  • My partner and I are saving just over £300 between us a month so at the end of each month, we have a sealed tin that we are putting the money into. Think it is going to end up going on a holiday and a house....if we can. Might just save it all for the house.

    Babs x

  • Wooders you rock!:cool:

    One of those trips,maybe your Mums spa trip,will be etched into several memories for years,a true celebration,something to look back on.You wouldnt have done it,had you not thrown off this curse of smoking.:)That same money for the trip,just fuelling bloody ciggies,day after day can you believe it :mad:

    Fant-bloody-tastic :D

    Thanks max, yes we are pretty damn good aren't we!!!

    A goal is key I think for me otherwise I would find an excuse!

    Your incentive for your daughters uni is brilliant, she must be so pleased!!

    God... I'm feeling proud of you and I don't even know you! Keep going its so worth it!

  • Well, Wooders, all I can say is well done and keep it up.

    It's amazing how fast it does mount up. after the first few weeks the time flies by. I am almost at 6 months now - £ 1300 for me.

    I might get an Ipad or sommat next.It is nice to see an actual thing. Most of mine has gone on solicitor's fees, but the Panasonic combined oven thing I bought is an actual thing I use all the time and it's been one of the best things I've EVER bought and used. My Yorkshires today were amazing if I can blow my own trumpet.

    1300!!!!That's amazing Becky!

    It's funny how you always have money for smokes isn't it!

    I hope you get to treat yourself after the solicitors fee's:)

    Mind due a combined oven sounds quite exciting!!!

    I'm at the eating everything

    stage of the quit.... I'm tempted with yorkshires for brekkie!!!

    You've done fab massive congratsx

  • Hee Wooders, I know. It's very shaming to have spent all that on smoke isn't it?

    It's not as tho I am tremendously well off either- I'm on a pension and have been for 5 years so not exactly rolling in it.

    Well I dunno about Yorkies for breakfast, but pancakes are doable :D I want to eat everything as well....still. xxxx

  • I have just checked and found I would have spent £1794.91 on cigs :eek: How scary is that. My OH quit just before me so between us you could at least double that!

    I don't have the money saved (wish I had saved it now lol) but then didn't have to weigh up do I buy 'this' or fags. The fags ALWAYS won and as others have said you always picked up something else at the same time :rolleyes:

    What an incredibly stupid waste of money. I like that I am not paying to kill myself anymore ;)

    Gaynor

  • Am up to at least £336 saved now!!

    It's going to be more than that really 'cos of Christmas, and looking back on it there were so many times when I smoked "more than usual" :eek:

    Nights out, bad moods, stressful days, boredom, time of the month and so on :eek:

    That works out to 840 fags and 504mg of tar that I haven't sucked into my poor lungs :(

  • I'm really looking forward to the first months saving don't even know what I'm going to buy,maybe a personal trainer to get rid of this extra weight :)

    Smoked 20 a day for 19 yrs

    Quit date 3/1/13

  • Someone said 'Funny how we always have cash for cigs' how true is that.I would forgo milk,or tea,if I didnt have enough for those and fags.Baccy always trumped everything else at the till,I never ever didnt have enough to buy it.WTF!!?? Treating baccy like a vital foodstuff-shows the true power of the illusion.Shatter that illusion!!;)

    It's insane isn't it?

    I used to keep putting off filling my car up 'cos I *needed* fags - um surely I needed to get to work more? - somehow I always had money for them :confused:

    Oh and I wouldn't smoke "cheap" fags either, oh no not even when money was tight, had to be the Marlboros!!

    You're going to be amazed with your savings Becky :) Make sure you buy yourself something lovely so you get a reward for keeping off the fags!!