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    • Ellieseleven
    • By Ellieseleven 26th Nov 16, 8:13 AM
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    Saving for Xmas 2017 - A pound a day
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    • 26th Nov 16, 8:13 AM
    Saving for Xmas 2017 - A pound a day 26th Nov 16 at 8:13 AM
    This is the saving for Christmas 2017 - A pound a day challenge



    Back by popular demand


    The Aim: To save a £1 a day from 1st December 2016 to 30th November 2017. How you save your £1 doesn't really matter, whether it be a £1 in a tin, an on-line account or anywhere else that suits you.


    We will open our tins or have access to our accounts on 1st December 2017 and declare out total amounts saved


    Then it's spend, spend, spend for Xmas 2017 on whatever you like.


    I've had great success for the last 3 years and use a sealed tin. For 2016 I saved £2 each day instead of £1 and this really does take a lot of the stress out of Christmas, also, I have a great time counting out all my £1 coins at the end.


    You soon get into the habit of putting a £1 a day away and just think this time next year you will have a healthy chunk of money towards the expense of Christmas


    If you would like to join in pop your name down and I will allocate a number for you.


    So come on everyone, decide on where you are going to keep your pounds and let's get saving!


    Happy Savings Happy Xmas Happy New Year
    Debt Free 1st March 2017
    Saving for Xmas 2017 #1 £548/ £732
    DFBXMAS 2017 #18 £1978/1,978 100%
    EF #142 - 1027/1000
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    • Westie983
    • By Westie983 4th Nov 17, 10:45 AM
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    Westie983
    £5 added to the pot to even it up,

    I have my christmas basket ready, I will press go next week, and wait for it all to arrive and then a mass wrapping session.

    I will not be adding anymore the pot so finishing on £400.

    I will wait to find out if Saving for Xmas 2018 is going to run.

    Westie983
    Save 12k in 2017 #16 Total £22,555/£12,000 = 187.95%
    Sealed Pot Challenge ~ 11 #97 Total (£410) + £0.00/£800 = 51.25% ( x 11)
    Xmas 2017 £1 a Day #6 Total £400/£365 = 109.58%
    Virtual Sealed Pot #1 Total £1,600/£1,800 = 88.88%
    £2 Savers Club 2017 #3 Total (£1,450)+£50/£2,000 = 75.00%

    Total £26,465/£16,965 = 155.99%

    I'm a Board Guide on Budgeting & Bank Accounts, Debt-Free Wannabe, Disability Money Matters, and Savings & Investments. I'm a volunteer helping the boards run smoothly, but I'm not a moderator, and do not read all posts. If you see an inappropriate/illegal post then email forumteam@moneysavingexpert.com
    • Chappie77
    • By Chappie77 7th Nov 17, 6:37 AM
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    Chappie77
    Morning all!

    I emptied my pot yesterday as I finally concluded my Xmas list and had all of my shopping ready to purchase. Amazingly we had £627 in total in there!! Therefore I also had some left over to pay off another debt so all is good

    Thank you to everyone on here who has inspired and got us to where we currently are.

    So looking forward to joining the 2018 thread now - I may even start saving early!

    Chappie x
    Payment a Day 2017 £459.70/£459.70 Argos Card
    £1606.17/£1606.17 Barclaycard
    Next £2226.93/£2226.93 Barclaycard £0/£508.74
    Saving for Xmas 2017 #71 £627/£365
    Virtual Sealed Pot 2017 #13 £513.53/£500
    PAYDBX2017 #67 £5500/£5500
    • Westie983
    • By Westie983 8th Nov 17, 2:23 AM
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    Westie983
    Well done Chappie,

    It a good feeling when you have saved for christmas and you dont have to stress over it.

    Westie983
    Save 12k in 2017 #16 Total £22,555/£12,000 = 187.95%
    Sealed Pot Challenge ~ 11 #97 Total (£410) + £0.00/£800 = 51.25% ( x 11)
    Xmas 2017 £1 a Day #6 Total £400/£365 = 109.58%
    Virtual Sealed Pot #1 Total £1,600/£1,800 = 88.88%
    £2 Savers Club 2017 #3 Total (£1,450)+£50/£2,000 = 75.00%

    Total £26,465/£16,965 = 155.99%

    I'm a Board Guide on Budgeting & Bank Accounts, Debt-Free Wannabe, Disability Money Matters, and Savings & Investments. I'm a volunteer helping the boards run smoothly, but I'm not a moderator, and do not read all posts. If you see an inappropriate/illegal post then email forumteam@moneysavingexpert.com
    • triple choc chip
    • By triple choc chip 8th Nov 17, 10:35 PM
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    triple choc chip
    M&S vouchers are in! and another drawdown from Pinecone, bringing my total to:
    #3 £583/£650
    Last edited by triple choc chip; 08-11-2017 at 10:38 PM.
    Life's greatest satisfactions: Getting the last laugh, having the last word and paying the last instalment.
    Debt Free since 6.8.13
    Saving for Xmas 2017 #3: £590/£650 90.76%
    Emergency fund £1k
    • triple choc chip
    • By triple choc chip 11th Nov 17, 9:02 AM
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    triple choc chip
    A bit more to add and have now hit 90% with 2 weeks to go. Still waiting on a couple of tcb's and Boots points from a large purchase so may get closer to target. Last year I spent £550 in total so I'm sure I already have enough and am relaxed about it
    #3 £590/£650
    Have a good weekend everyone
    Life's greatest satisfactions: Getting the last laugh, having the last word and paying the last instalment.
    Debt Free since 6.8.13
    Saving for Xmas 2017 #3: £590/£650 90.76%
    Emergency fund £1k
    • Kim_13
    • By Kim_13 11th Nov 17, 5:47 PM
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    Kim_13
    Completely lost track of this after buying some presents. Hope to do better next year.

    Main problem at the moment is what to actually buy for the people remaining!
    Sealed Pot 11 #520 ~ /£100
    VSP 2017 #9 ~ £108.83/£250.00
    CCCC 2017 #1 ~ £200.95/£120.00

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    • Ellieseleven
    • By Ellieseleven 16th Nov 17, 4:33 PM
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    Hello everyone,


    We're almost there and haven't we all done well?


    Some fantastic amounts saved over the year.


    I have had a lot of family issues over the last 12 months which means I have been working and trying to juggle elderly parents so haven't been on here as much as I should but...


    I am happy to set up this challenge again for 2018 as long as you accept there will be times when I go AWOL for a while but I'm sure you can all carry on without me in those times and I will always pop by whenever I can to update the totals on page 1.


    It would be a shame to abandon this challenge now and I am so used, as I'm sure you are too, at putting my ££'s away so let's keep going


    All totals updated where requested and I will set up a new page for 2018 in the coming days.


    Well done to each and everyone of us. I've not cracked open my tins just yet but will do so over the next week or so.


    Take care


    Ellie xx
    Debt Free 1st March 2017
    Saving for Xmas 2017 #1 £548/ £732
    DFBXMAS 2017 #18 £1978/1,978 100%
    EF #142 - 1027/1000
    • triple choc chip
    • By triple choc chip 16th Nov 17, 11:56 PM
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    triple choc chip
    Hi Ellie
    You've got my vote, count me in for xmas 2018
    Thanks for keeping it going x
    Life's greatest satisfactions: Getting the last laugh, having the last word and paying the last instalment.
    Debt Free since 6.8.13
    Saving for Xmas 2017 #3: £590/£650 90.76%
    Emergency fund £1k
    • MrsShazbat
    • By MrsShazbat 17th Nov 17, 9:01 PM
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    MrsShazbat
    Payday today so that'll be my last £31 transferring over, to make a final total of #8 £496.53/£365

    Thanks for a great job Ellie, and count me in for 2018!!
    * Xmas 2018 #8 £0 / £365 * (2017 £496.53; 2016 £424.32) * SPCNo.11 #66
    (SPCNo.10 £682.31 * SPCNo.9 £442.64 * inc Quidco to 2/11/17 £249.69) *
    • Westie983
    • By Westie983 18th Nov 17, 4:15 AM
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    Westie983
    Hello everyone,


    We're almost there and haven't we all done well?


    Some fantastic amounts saved over the year.


    I have had a lot of family issues over the last 12 months which means I have been working and trying to juggle elderly parents so haven't been on here as much as I should but...


    I am happy to set up this challenge again for 2018 as long as you accept there will be times when I go AWOL for a while but I'm sure you can all carry on without me in those times and I will always pop by whenever I can to update the totals on page 1.


    It would be a shame to abandon this challenge now and I am so used, as I'm sure you are too, at putting my ££'s away so let's keep going


    All totals updated where requested and I will set up a new page for 2018 in the coming days.


    Well done to each and everyone of us. I've not cracked open my tins just yet but will do so over the next week or so.


    Take care


    Ellie xx
    Originally posted by Ellieseleven
    Im happy to co run this challenge if you want Ellie, as im on here most days, as a board guide, PM me and let me know,

    Westie983
    Save 12k in 2017 #16 Total £22,555/£12,000 = 187.95%
    Sealed Pot Challenge ~ 11 #97 Total (£410) + £0.00/£800 = 51.25% ( x 11)
    Xmas 2017 £1 a Day #6 Total £400/£365 = 109.58%
    Virtual Sealed Pot #1 Total £1,600/£1,800 = 88.88%
    £2 Savers Club 2017 #3 Total (£1,450)+£50/£2,000 = 75.00%

    Total £26,465/£16,965 = 155.99%

    I'm a Board Guide on Budgeting & Bank Accounts, Debt-Free Wannabe, Disability Money Matters, and Savings & Investments. I'm a volunteer helping the boards run smoothly, but I'm not a moderator, and do not read all posts. If you see an inappropriate/illegal post then email forumteam@moneysavingexpert.com
    • Ellieseleven
    • By Ellieseleven 23rd Nov 17, 2:19 PM
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    Ellieseleven
    Thank you for the offer Westie, I've pm'ed you


    Happy to co-run for 2018 this as it's a great help towards Christmas


    Ellie x
    Debt Free 1st March 2017
    Saving for Xmas 2017 #1 £548/ £732
    DFBXMAS 2017 #18 £1978/1,978 100%
    EF #142 - 1027/1000
    • Ellieseleven
    • By Ellieseleven 23rd Nov 17, 2:25 PM
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    Ellieseleven
    Hello everyone,


    I've had an enjoyable hour or so counting my £££'s and I'm quite happy with the £740 I've saved this year.


    I've already bought the majority of my presents so most of this money will be tucked away and the remainder will help towards groceries etc. over the festive period.




    I hope you have all enjoyed this challenge and have found that saving little and often has really helped towards the cost of Christmas.

    We've all done amazingly well, here's to the next one...keep an eye out for the new thread coming shortly for 2018


    All totals updated where requested.


    Ellie xx
    Debt Free 1st March 2017
    Saving for Xmas 2017 #1 £548/ £732
    DFBXMAS 2017 #18 £1978/1,978 100%
    EF #142 - 1027/1000
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