Some years ago I read on Gill's blog about how she saved small amounts in tins for extras such as holidays, birthday gifts etc. At that time I started saving $1 a day in a tin. I didn't really miss $1 a day. When going on annual holiday this was my "luxury" money and over time has bought me some great necessities - a great pair of boots, a very useful cardigan and another time, a most comfortable pair of sandals. I'm not a great lover of shopping but I do wander the shops when on holiday:-)
So once a month on the last payday of the month I deposit the $1 a day for that month. My next holiday, brief though it will be, is planned for September and I wonder what luxury-necessity I will find then? It was pay day yesterday so I'm off to feed the tin.
PS can you see the mishap that occurred when cutting out my hardanger runner? I plan to replace that runner this year and will be more careful when cutting the edge :-(