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    • Ellieseleven
    • By Ellieseleven 26th Nov 16, 8:13 AM
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    Ellieseleven
    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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    • MrsShazbat
    • By MrsShazbat 21st Sep 17, 9:48 PM
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    MrsShazbat
    Interesting little factoid from Boots today: when they have a triple points day, as they had today, you can't also use paper vouchers for spend thresholds but if you've loaded them on your card they can't prevent it and you get both Bonus points for buying specific products also work. This amounted to points equivalent to 20% discount today and pushes my total to:

    #3 £418/£650
    Originally posted by triple choc chip
    I found this out the other week. I spent so much in Boots that I got £11.50 worth of points and the cashier told me this while she was serving me.
    PAYDBX 2017 #71 £2352.41 / £3053.49 * Xmas 2017 #8 £434.50 / £365 * (2016 £424.32 / £366)
    * SPCNo.10 #66 (SPCNo.9 £442.64 inc Quidco to 2/11/16 £138.92 *
    • Chappie77
    • By Chappie77 22nd Sep 17, 12:07 PM
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    Chappie77
    Morning all!

    #71 - £21 paid in = £445/£365

    Chappie x
    Payment a Day 2017 £459.70/£459.70 Argos Card
    £1606.17/£1606.17 Barclaycard
    Next £1510/£2226.93
    Saving for Xmas 2017 #71 £445/£365
    Virtual Sealed Pot 2017 #13 £453.55/£500
    PAYDBX2017 #67 £4751.55/£5500
    • Westie983
    • By Westie983 22nd Sep 17, 1:11 PM
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    Westie983
    Morning all!

    #71 - £21 paid in = £445/£365

    Chappie x
    Originally posted by Chappie77
    You just going to keep going and see what the total is then Chappie??

    Westie983
    Save 12k in 2017 #16 Total £21,355/£12,000 = 177.95%
    Sealed Pot Challenge ~ 10 #97 Total (£252) +£158/£500 = 82.00% ( x 10)
    Xmas 2017 £1 a Day #6 Total £330/£365 = 90.41%
    Virtual Sealed Pot #1 Total £1,350/£1,800 = 75.00%
    £2 Savers Club 2017 #3 Total (£1,450)+£50/£2,000 = 75.00%

    Total £24,945/£16,665 = 149.68%

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    • MsVincy
    • By MsVincy 23rd Sep 17, 10:42 AM
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    MsVincy
    Hi everyone and Ellie,

    First time ever post to any forum in the world and this seems a good place to start.

    I've been reading the various posts on the MSE website since March after discovering the shocking state of my credit file ( well I knew how bad it was so I shouldn't have been shocked really). I generally browsed the credit ratings and other sections. Now I've started looking at debt-free type posts and think this one is a fantastic idea.

    With just over 2 months of the challenge to go I'm assumimg it's too late to join for this year?

    Meanwhile, really enjoying the inspirational posts.
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