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    • Ellieseleven
    • By Ellieseleven 30th Nov 17, 4:56 PM
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    Saving for Christmas 2018 - £1 a day challenge
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    • 30th Nov 17, 4:56 PM
    Saving for Christmas 2018 - £1 a day challenge 30th Nov 17 at 4:56 PM
    This is the saving for Christmas 2018 - A pound a day challenge


    Back by popular demand


    The Aim: To save a £1 a day from 1st December 2017 to 30th November 2018. 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 2018 and declare out total amounts saved


    Then it's spend, spend, spend for Xmas 2018 on whatever you like.


    I've had great success for the last 4 years and use a sealed tin. For 2017 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
    Last edited by Ellieseleven; 30-11-2017 at 4:59 PM.
    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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    • Ellieseleven
    • By Ellieseleven 7th Dec 17, 4:32 PM
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    Would I be able to do this challenge if I put £31 away in my bank account each month
    Originally posted by adventureofmemories

    Definitely! This is the way many of members save, it's entirely up to you, whatever is best.


    Your number is 7, just quote your number when you want me to update your totals.


    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 7th Dec 17, 4:33 PM
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    Hi Ellie

    Please put me down again for 2018. Going to try and save £500!

    Can I be moved up the list please, I'm currently no. 31.

    Thanks.
    Originally posted by Lady-T

    Welcome back Lady T, your new number is 4


    Good Luck!


    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 7th Dec 17, 4:34 PM
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    Ooooooh I've been waiting and watching. Can I have a number please with a target of £365? 🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄
    Originally posted by Missu

    Welcome back Missu,


    Your number is 5


    Good Luck!


    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 7th Dec 17, 4:35 PM
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    yes that's how I did it this year

    Hi can I join? I am aiming for a target of £450 this year
    Originally posted by determined new ms

    Hello again Determined new ms,


    Your number for this coming year is 6

    Good Luck!
    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 7th Dec 17, 4:36 PM
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    Yes count me in please (presume I'll stay as #8)
    Originally posted by MrsShazbat

    Welcome back Mrs Shazbat,


    Your number remains at number 8

    Good Luck
    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 7th Dec 17, 4:37 PM
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    Yes please. Aiming for £1 per day minimum
    Originally posted by taskey

    Hello and Welcome Taskey,


    Your number is 9, just quote this when you need your total updating.


    Good Luck
    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 7th Dec 17, 4:38 PM
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    Ellieseleven
    I'm in again this year please Ellie. It really helps me xxx
    Originally posted by crazy_cat_lady

    Hello again Crazy_cat_lady,


    It does make a big difference doesn't it?


    Your number is 10

    Good Luck!
    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 7th Dec 17, 4:40 PM
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    Hi Ellie,

    Can I take #2 slot please? if not ill keep my #6.

    Westie983
    Originally posted by Westie983

    Hello again Westie,


    Number 2 is yours.


    Good Luck


    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 7th Dec 17, 4:41 PM
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    Ellieseleven
    Hi there
    I'd love to join again; I was #40 in 2017 and I'll aim for £365 again this year.
    Thanks Elliieseleven
    Miss DM
    Originally posted by Miss D Meanour

    Hello again Miss D Meanour,


    I've moved you up the list to number 11 - I hope this is okay (let me know if you want to retain 40 and I'll change it)


    Good Luck!


    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 7th Dec 17, 4:42 PM
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    Ellieseleven
    Hi


    Can I join in please? I will aim for a minimum of £1 per day but hoping to save £500 in total.


    Thank you.
    Purplejay
    Originally posted by PurpleJay

    Hello and Welcome PurpleJay,


    Your number is 12

    Good Luck!


    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 7th Dec 17, 4:43 PM
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    Evening all can I join in with this challenge please Aiming for £365 x
    Originally posted by rainedays

    Hello and Welcome Rainedays,


    Your number is 14


    Good Luck!


    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 7th Dec 17, 4:44 PM
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    I'd like to join this please, was so inspiring reading about everyone's effforts this year


    Could you put me down for a £1 a day although I'd like to achieve £600.

    I have found the best popcorn bottle ever for my money and its huge lol
    Originally posted by BBH123

    Hello and Welcome BBH123,


    Your number is 15


    Good Luck!


    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 7th Dec 17, 4:45 PM
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    Hi Ellie...Can I join again please? I failed miserably this Year and had to drop out but I've already started and am going to try to aim for £1000 if that's okay....I'm already at £45 so far...

    If I can have number 13 that would be great but if not I'm happy with whatever number you give me...

    Thanks for running this Ellie... xXx
    Originally posted by DreamerHelen

    Hello again Dreamer Helen,


    Number 13 is yours.


    Good Luck!


    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
    • taskey
    • By taskey 7th Dec 17, 8:41 PM
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    taskey
    #9

    £7 so far

    Have set a reminder On my phone to put the £1 in my pot
    £1 a day for Xmas 2018 #9 £13/£365 As at 13/12/17 - £2 savers club £6 14/12/17
    DEC 17 1 - Overdraft £1 p/day when used £1000 2 - Next account £108.99 3 - Argos card 0% interest till Oct 18 £369.52 4 - Tesco CC 0% interest till nov 18 £2207.33 5 - Loan d/d set up and paying till 1/7/20 6 - Mortgage - looking to pay extra per month/day
    • julie toots
    • By julie toots 7th Dec 17, 10:12 PM
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    Hi, can I be included please? Christmas comes as a shock to the system every year so I aim to be prepared for next year, come hell or high water. I need all the inspiration I can get.
    • laurenturner
    • By laurenturner 8th Dec 17, 9:46 AM
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    laurenturner
    Could I join for £365 please
    Current Savings: £2,313.37
    Make £10 a day November 2017 - £93.40/£300 December - £44.80/£155
    Save 7k in 2018 - £0/£7000
    • jools1985
    • By jools1985 8th Dec 17, 1:21 PM
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    jools1985
    I'd like to join for 365 please.
    • Chocolatedrinker
    • By Chocolatedrinker 8th Dec 17, 11:06 PM
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    Chocolatedrinker
    I'd like to join and save £365 please.
    Credit card £1,800 ish

    2603/2017 items decluttered
    • Blackberrycurved
    • By Blackberrycurved 9th Dec 17, 3:53 AM
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    Blackberrycurved
    Hi Ellie Could I join please for 365 £2 a day would be great but I’m not sure I have it. So £365 how often should I update weekly or monthly?
    Blackberry Curved debt free 2017 number 17 £0/£11,000
    [[COLOR="Purple"Save for Christmas 2018 £5/£365
    1% challenge £11/£110
    • Lady-T
    • By Lady-T 9th Dec 17, 10:13 AM
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    Welcome back Lady T, your new number is 4


    Good Luck!


    Ellie x
    Originally posted by Ellieseleven
    Great thank you x
    Saving for Xmas 2017 #31: 400/365
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