Weekend Survival Guide for the Girl on a Budget

Issue 55

Every Monday we provide you with our past weekend’s agenda to show you how you can continue to do what you love on the weekend while using your common cents.

Bachelorette Edition


Weekend Friday 11.10.14Friday night included traveling to Myrtle Beach for one of my best friend’s bachelorette party. I was prepared nutritionally and financially by packing my own dinner and eating it during my layover…and it was delicious! A night at the house was a fun way to kick off the weekend!

Friday Spending Stats:

  • Dinner (inspired by the 21 day fix)                         $0.00
  • Cab                                                                           $20.00
  • BYOB Drinks                                                            $0.00

Total Spent on Friday: $20.00

Estimated Total Friday Savings: $50.00


Weekend Saturday 11.20.14Breakfast at Chik-fil-a, shopping at the outlets, and a dueling piano bar kept us busy all day and night. Make subtle choices, like buying drink specials and abiding by the $10 rule while shopping, helped me stick with my budget during my trip. My $10 rule while we were shopping at the outlets was: If it’s $10 or under, I’ll consider buying it. It sound ridiculous, but I got a dress, two long sleeve shirts, and birthday gifts for my niece using that rule!

Saturday Spending Stats:

  • Breakfast/Coffee @ Chik-fil-a                         $5.00
  • Shopping at the Outlets                                $30.00
  • Lunch                                                              $25.00 (meal + drinks)
  • Dinner                                                            $0.00 (still full from lunch-skipped dinner)
  • Piano Bar                                                       $40.00
  • Late Night                                                      $1.00(hushpuppies at Cookout + leftover salad)

Total Saturday Spending: $101.00

Estimated Saturday Savings: $20.00

Weekend FreeGreens 11.10.14


Weekend Sunday 11.10.14


More shopping/walking around stores, recovering, and traveling :-) Great sales at the outlets for Veterans day. You are viewing a Banana Republic dress for under $4.00!

Sunday Spending Stats:

  • Coffee/Breakfast @ Bojangles                        $5.00
  • Shopping                                                         $10.00
  • Airport                                                             $0.00 (packed snacks leftover from the house)
  • Airport Parking                                               $33.00

Total Sunday Spending: $48.00

Estimated Total Sunday Savings: $0.00

Total Estimated Weekend SPENDING:             $169.00

Total Estimated Weekend SAVINGS:           $70.00

Subtle changes and sacrifices helped keep a bachelorette weekend under $200! Do you have any strategies for saving money during special events on the weekend?

You can also find Sam’s Bachelorette Weekend Survival Guide and other Financial Posts at the Savvy Saturday Link Up!


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10 thoughts on “Weekend Survival Guide for the Girl on a Budget

    1. Brittany Post author

      Packing meals makes such a big difference. I fly a lot, so on one trip I decided to “test” it out to see how much I actually spend at the airport on things like food, gum, magazines, snacks, etc. I ended up spending $30 BEFORE even arriving to my destination! From that point on, I always go to the airport prepared! Thanks for reading! -Sam


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