Rewards for packing our own lunches?
June 1, 2011 2:24 PM Subscribe
Help us think of incentives that will entice us to pack lunch instead of buying it.
My husband and I need to stop spending money buying lunches at work. There's really no reason why we can't pack our lunches, except that we are so busy with the kids and the household while at home that we just don't do it. What we have in mind is to come up with an incentive for ourselves, a "gold star for the day" if you will. Can you help us? Here are our requirements:
1. While it would be nice to pocket the cash (minus grocery money) for the days we packed instead of purchased, the overall goal is to spend less money, not to transfer the cash to another frivolous purchase.
2. We don't want to compete with each other, since as things currently stand, I would win. I don't want my husband to give up.
3. Getting out of doing housework is off-limits.