Frugal – spend cut – w/e 16/03/14

From my weekly budget of £20, I have spent:

  • £2.68 – Soy milk for home and work, and chocolate from Sainsburys. 
  • £5.10 – Return to Birmingham so that I could exchange my library books.
  • £4.00 – We bought a second £16 for £8 Amazon local deal.
  • £1.00 – Interest on the credit card!!
  • £2.00 – Remaining cost of the Two Together railcard.
  • £2.49 – a film via Amazon instant film; expensive given that the DVD to keep was £6.99, but I was impatient to watch it and couldn’t wait.
  • £1.94 – a supposedly free account with MovieLush. This was an absolute scam! Before renting the film with Amazon instant, I looked to see if I could get it anywhere for free. Via YouTube, the film was advertised as being available via a free trial MovieLush account. During the registration process, I was offered the option to extend the trial from 5 to 15 days for £0.95, which I took. Once the account was set up, it turned out that MovieLush didn’t even haven’t the film it was linked through. Blatant false advertising! I immediately cancelled the account, and for the privilege of doing so I was charged a £0.99 “convenience fee”. I read all the T&Cs before signing up, and they said you would need to cancel your account to avoid further charges, but not that you would be charged for doing so. So keep away from MovieLush!

Total – £19.21

I was very surprised to add all this up and come to nearly my full weekly budget. It turns out that I don’t really register lots of little spends, so this was a valuable lesson.


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