Take the "Buy Nothing Day" challenge


Are you ready to take the challenge?

Here's our challenge: One day each month, resolve not to buy anything. It's like a detox for your wallet!

This simple exercise will show you just how many tiny purchases you make in one day--and how quickly they add up! A coffee to go, takeout for dinner, an in-app purchase, a night on the town? Organize your day so you can avoid these kinds of costs. Instead, use what you already have.

This is also a good time to think about your spending habits. There's already an official "Buy Nothing Day" each year on the last Friday of November (the same day as Black Friday). The goal is to quietly protest overconsumption. 

Are you ready to take the challenge?

What you should do:
  • Pick a day of the month and mark it on your calendar. 
  • Leave your money at home.
  • Use what you already have.
  • Avoid making small purchases--they add up quick! 
  • Tell your friends about your day.
You can repeat the challenge every month!

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Commentaires publiƩs (7)

Francois Dupuis / December 4, 2017 11:17 PM
I work so much that I don't even have time to spent my money.
Darwin Ramon / December 4, 2017 3:16 PM
I like it... although... I think most days I do not buy something... anyway. Like it
Kevin Giguere / December 3, 2017 7:47 PM
I'm at home working 80 hours a week. Most days are "buy nothing days" for me.
eva gaylard / December 1, 2017 12:51 PM
Great advise, I am practicing it, extending it once a week, when I do not go into any stores. Drink coffee and tea at home, and we drive to the riverside, or park, or forest, and have with us stuff from the fridge, like a thermos drink, or sendviches , and see all the wonderful World around us, reinforcing in us, that the best things in life are free!!!. We must do this for health reasons, and to stay in our monthly budget, as prices are going up and up, but revenues are not.
James Atkinson / November 29, 2017 9:07 PM
Absolutely a great idea... myself I go on average 10-15 days / month just because I make my coffee at home make my lunch at home and buy my fuel for commuting once a week. Same goes for my wife. Any groceries or commodities are dealt with accordingly.
Richard Clarke / November 23, 2017 10:50 PM
Interesting concept! Our family of 4 has been challenging ourselves to cut out many of our regular expenses like take out dinner, coffee, cable TV etc. and it's truly amazing how much you can save for things that really matter. We question the need for every purchase small and big. We will add this challenge to our calendar as well.
Venise Gionet / November 23, 2017 7:27 AM
I absolutely love this idea. It will help me on my journey of trying to become minimalist.

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