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    • MSE Archna
    • By MSE Archna 14th Sep 10, 2:51 PM
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    MSE Archna
    New Demo ho-ho tivator tool!
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    • 14th Sep 10, 2:51 PM
    New Demo ho-ho tivator tool! 14th Sep 10 at 2:51 PM
    Welcome to the www.DemoHOHOtivator.com discussion link

    The tool's job is to show you how little savings add up for Christmas.

    Do let us & other MoneySavers know what you think - and how much you can save by clicking reply
    Last edited by MSE Martin; 14-09-2010 at 8:01 PM.
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    • paulofessex
    • By paulofessex 14th Sep 10, 3:00 PM
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    • 14th Sep 10, 3:00 PM
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    • 14th Sep 10, 3:00 PM
    Looks good to me. Was really suprised just how much l could save by not buying my daily newspaper.
    • anderson8
    • By anderson8 14th Sep 10, 3:08 PM
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    • #3
    • 14th Sep 10, 3:08 PM
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    • 14th Sep 10, 3:08 PM
    looks good.
    if i could only get my OH to stop smoking we'd be rich!
  • Eric Pisch
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    • 14th Sep 10, 3:58 PM
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    • 14th Sep 10, 3:58 PM
    works fine for me, FF 3.6

    Condoms £707.00 £2,500.00
    Smack £1,515.00 £5,475.00
    Mince Pies £53.03 £187.50

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    This stuff will make you a god damned sexual Tyrannosaurus, just like me.
    • Tarry
    • By Tarry 14th Sep 10, 4:05 PM
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    • 14th Sep 10, 4:05 PM
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    • 14th Sep 10, 4:05 PM
    Can you work out prices like over 4 days or so?
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    • jetty
    • By jetty 14th Sep 10, 4:05 PM
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    • 14th Sep 10, 4:05 PM
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    • 14th Sep 10, 4:05 PM
    Eric!

    taking away my one luxury would save £645 by xmas
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    • ziggycj
    • By ziggycj 14th Sep 10, 4:09 PM
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    • #7
    • 14th Sep 10, 4:09 PM
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    • 14th Sep 10, 4:09 PM
    I dont really buy any "non-essentials", probs because i still live of my mum so she should probs be doing this
    • One-Eye
    • By One-Eye 14th Sep 10, 4:14 PM
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    • 14th Sep 10, 4:14 PM
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    • 14th Sep 10, 4:14 PM
    1) The "every few days" is an arbitrary 1.46 days (250 times/year) - seems fairly useless.

    2) "Every 2 weeks" and "every month" would be useful additions.

    3) No scope for one-off savings (such as Christmas cards )
    Last edited by One-Eye; 14-09-2010 at 4:20 PM.
    • McKneff
    • By McKneff 14th Sep 10, 4:15 PM
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    • #9
    • 14th Sep 10, 4:15 PM
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    • 14th Sep 10, 4:15 PM
    Worked well for me, easy to use and understand.
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    • Lurleene
    • By Lurleene 14th Sep 10, 4:15 PM
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    Lurleene
    Nothing happens for me after i click on the bauble to say how often I buy something.
    • sassy165
    • By sassy165 14th Sep 10, 4:16 PM
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    sassy165
    works fine for me, FF 3.6

    Condoms £707.00 £2,500.00
    Smack £1,515.00 £5,475.00
    Mince Pies £53.03 £187.50

    Originally posted by Eric Pisch

    Perhaps cutting out condoms might prove more expensive in the long run....




    Worked well for me.
    Thanks to all OP's your efforts are much appreciated
  • jessilu1
    I'd only save £42 quid by christmas, hardly seems worth giving up my little treat.

    • Did it work Yes!
    • Any glitches Not so far
    • Did you get what its there to do Yes
    • How did you find it to use?..easy, ..on the forum,?..from a link!
    • Did you enjoy it yes simple enough little tool
    • Was it easy enough to use? Very easy!
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    • MSE Martin
    • By MSE Martin 14th Sep 10, 4:26 PM
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    thanks folks - keep them coming we're tweaking as you write
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    • altojack
    • By altojack 14th Sep 10, 4:30 PM
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    Worked well for me, quite scary how much I spend on a weekly basis 'just for me'
    • MSE Martin
    • By MSE Martin 14th Sep 10, 4:30 PM
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    MSE Martin
    [QUOTE=One-Eye;36614195]1) The "every few days" is an arbitrary 1.46 days (250 times/year) - seems fairly useless.

    [QUOTE]

    THANKS! we had working days and every few days the wrong way round. Fixed now
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    • jujugaboo
    • By jujugaboo 14th Sep 10, 4:31 PM
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    Easy and works well, apart from I am a saver not a spender!
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  • romylou
    Ooo Liked this!

    Just by stopping my tv magazine I can save £18.36 by xmas.

    What will I spend that on ???.......
    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 14th Sep 10, 4:36 PM
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    AlfieBlue
    101 days until xmas!!! I had better start comping more seriously then!

    Worked fine with me. I never buy non essentials cos we can't afford them and don't really need them - so my score was as expected.

    It all worked well.

    Thank you. xx
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    • JoyceB
    • By JoyceB 14th Sep 10, 4:36 PM
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    Worked fine for me. Surprised at the savings I could make by giving up my daily and weekly treats.
    • GetRealBabe
    • By GetRealBabe 14th Sep 10, 4:41 PM
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    GetRealBabe
    Hi

    It's good and worked well. Found it easy to use and understand.

    Agree that 'every two weeks' and 'every month' would be useful additions.

    Could save £16.97 by Christmas if I gave my weekly cake habit. Will now buy on a monthly basis.
    Last edited by GetRealBabe; 14-09-2010 at 4:45 PM.
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