2017 Purchase Challenge

The goal of this challenge is to try to limit my book purchases to no more than $20 a month. This is a long standing challenge to keep my spending under control.

2014 was a total fail. No comment.

2015
Throughout 2015 I purchased 58 books for myself for a total of $212.40, averaging $3.66 per book. Of the $212.40, $87.14 was spent in “cash,” $28.93 was spent on special purchases (i.e. pre-orders, etc) and $96.33 was spent using a giftcard I received. Since I did not count the giftcard purchases towards my monthly budgeted amount, I ended 2015 with $152.86 remaining for 2015.

2016
Throughout 2016 I purchased 59 books for myself for a total of $217.06, averaging $3.68 per book. Of the $217.06, $145.18 was spent in “cash” and $71.88 was spent on special purchases (i.e. pre-orders, etc). I ended 2016 with $94.82 remaining for 2016.

These totals are very close to 2015 so…very little improvement (if any) from 2015.

 

2017 Year to Date
2017 Budget Allotted: $240.00
2017 Budget Remaining (less Special Purchases & Other): $90.23

Books Purchased: 35 (avg $7.66 per book)
Total Amount Spent: $268.17
Total Special Purchase(s) Spent: $118.40
(O) Other/Giftcard: $0.00
Amount Spent Less Special Purchase(s) and Other: $149.77
Lost Sales: 0
Total Amount Over (YTD) Budget: $0.00

 
 

July 2017 Totals:
Total Books Purchased: 3
Total Amount Spent: $11.84
Special Purchase Books Purchased: 2
(SP) Amount Spent: $10.85
(R) Amount Spent: $0.99
(O) Other/Giftcard: $0
Potential Sales Abandoned: 0
Money Saved (Lost Sales): $0
July Budget Available (not including special purchases): $19.01

June 2017 Totals:
Total Books Purchased: 9
Total Amount Spent: $34.80
Special Purchase Books Purchased: 0
(SP) Amount Spent: $0.00
(R) Amount Spent: $34.80
(O) Other/Giftcard: $0
Potential Sales Abandoned: 0
Money Saved (Lost Sales): $0
June Budget Available (not including special purchases): -$15.80

May 2017 Totals:
Total Books Purchased: 4
Total Amount Spent: $92.78
Special Purchase Books Purchased: 2
(SP) Amount Spent: $80.75
(R) Amount Spent: $12.04
(O) Other/Giftcard: $0
Potential Sales Abandoned: 0
Money Saved (Lost Sales): $0
May Budget Available (not including special purchases): $7.96

April 2017 Totals:
Total Books Purchased: 4
Total Amount Spent: $16.93
Special Purchase Books Purchased: 0
(SP) Amount Spent: $0
(R) Amount Spent: $16.93
(O) Other/Giftcard: $0
Potential Sales Abandoned: 0
Money Saved (Lost Sales): $0
April Budget Available (not including special purchases): $3.07

March 2017 Totals:
Total Books Purchased: 11
Total Amount Spent: $83.39
Special Purchase Books Purchased: 2
(SP) Amount Spent: $26.80
(R) Amount Spent: $56.59
(O) Other/Giftcard: $0
Potential Sales Abandoned: 0
Money Saved (Lost Sales): $0
March Budget Available (not including special purchases): -$36.59

February 2017 Totals:
Total Books Purchased: 4
Total Amount Spent: $11.96
Special Purchase Books Purchased: 0
(SP) Amount Spent: $0
(R) Amount Spent: $11.96
(O) Other/Giftcard: $0
Potential Sales Abandoned: 0
Money Saved (Lost Sales): $0
February Budget Available (not including special purchases): $8.04

January 2017 Totals:
Total Books Purchased: 3
Total Amount Spent: $16.47
Special Purchase Books Purchased: 0
(SP) Amount Spent: $0
(R) Amount Spent: $16.47
(O) Other/Giftcard: $0
Potential Sales Abandoned: 0
Money Saved (Lost Sales): $0
January Budget Available (not including special purchases): $3.53

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