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    • Sue-UU
    • By Sue-UU 4th Nov 16, 12:10 AM
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    Sue-UU
    "Sealed Pot Challenge ~ 10"
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    • 4th Nov 16, 12:10 AM
    "Sealed Pot Challenge ~ 10" 4th Nov 16 at 12:10 AM
    Alright then Potters, it seems awe-inspiring that we're starting off with with "SPC "No 10"!!! Where have all the years gone since it first began! So very hard to believe that by the end of this year we'll have been going for a full decade!!!!

    For all newcomers, yes "Old Timers" too - it's so very important to please read through this entire post to see what the SPC is all about, dates for counting up and our re-opening date etc.. However, please be sure to Join the forum first in order to be able to join the challenge - if you haven't already! For ALL SPC members, please chat away on this SPC 10 thread about your conquests, money-saving ideas etc from Post 4 onward, it gives encouragement to all, including yourselves as it keeps the motivation to save far stronger.


    Hello yet again dedicated MSE Sealed Pot Savers! We're off once more with another Sealed Pot Challenge No 10. We've had 9 amazinly money-saving years, but it's all purely through the determined saving of you all - many thanks to you amazing folk who have made SPC what it is!!

    For all newcomers - a really huge heartfelt welcome! We're a terrific bunch who just adore greeting more members to the flock. Please read through the whole of this post and you'll be aware of why SPC is so special. You all settle in straight away and become part of our saving family!

    The idea is to save as much as possible throughout the following year until just before Christmas - which this year will be to open our pots on Thursday the 2nd November 2017. We save it in pots that we've pre-sealed to stop us being tempted to open them. Any spare cash can be put away, every day/week/month, whatever is best for you. If you have change left over after you've been shopping - pop it in the pot! After all why not! However small the change...the likelihood is that it won't be missed, and might otherwise have been wasted!

    Most of us put the difference in that we've been saved on special offers etc, it's all saved at the shop so it makes sense to save it in the pot to mount up!

    Below are the basics for making your pot and sealing.

    Firstly: Get yourself a pot, and remember - it doesn't need to cost much - if anything. If money's tight then use any pot for now, i.e. A sweet tin, coffee jar..extremely MSE!! Next - seal it with sellotape and be sure to make a slit in the lid, big enough for a 50p to go in, that way all coins will fit in. Later on, if you wish, you can always take advantage of finding a cheap pot in the sales after Christmas, or put one you fancy on your Christmas list! You can always buy ready sealed tins from reasonably priced shops! They're usually about a POUND from a £ store!!

    It can also be interesting and challenging to make yourself a Papier Mach! pig (or any animal) etc by using Frugaldom's recipe by clicking here then going to Post No. 597 or by going to a totally separate thread papier mach! animal here. Many thanks to Frugaldom.

    After selecting your pot, seal round the lid with sellotape or superglue if necessary. Again, be sure to make a slit in the top that is the right size for a 50p to go in! NB. If you make a Papier Mach! pot you will need to "operate" on it at the end of each challenge! Still, you can always have the pleasure of making a new one towards the end of the year, or getting the kiddies involved - if you're the daring type! The mind could run riot with what to model!

    Anyone wanting to show a picture of their pot on the thread, here are directions by jakes-mum: "Go to www.photobucket.com and create an account, click the orange 'upload' button at the top and select your picture from your computer. Once uploaded, select the picture and click 'edit' then 'resize' change the first size number to 400 and click save. On the right hand side click the link next to 'direct', come back here and click the little picture of the mountain above the reply box, delete out the http and right hand click, select paste and your link should get pasted in. When you post your reply your pic should be there and not absolutely massive". Many thanks, jakes-mum, you are a gem!

    Terrimundi pots are available in many shops and on-line, they're very attractive and another ready sealed way to save, and though the manufacturers and retailers would have you believe differently, you DO NOT need to smash them to remove your cash!! I've used mine for 9 years...and at the end of each year's (since 2009 when I graduated from a carton!) challenge, hubby and I have a whale of a time, doing things the 'old' way by tilting the pot and using a knife! Though, a few years ago DH bought a 12" steel ruler in from the shed which is thin and broad and perfect for the job. So be assured that, so long as you go carefully, you CAN use them again and again....unless you drop the darned things!! They are costly though, but this is where your Christmas list comes in handy, though always keep a look out in charity shops too!

    Regarding the Sealed Cans many of you use, apparently the best way to open the sealed tins is, rather than using a tin opener, squeeze the side of the tin, where the seam meets and you can pop the seal and tip the money out that way.

    The term roadkill = any money found on pavements, parks etc; even in car parks or on shop floors etc.

    NB. A few notes of interest.

    1/ Any money given as a gift (other than Birthdays, Christmas etc) i.e.. Inherited can not be included as savings. Likewise any money put directly into the bank cannot be counted as savings with SPC. Money from small second jobs is ok, such as cleaning for Mrs Bloggs down the road/ taking in ironing, a part-time job or anything similar is ok to be saved. Any savings saved via Christmas Clubs can also be used in your SPC Totals, it's another way of saving for Christmas after all. Money received from cashback sites such as Quidco, topcashback etc can be included in your pots. Likewise, any money made from sales on E-Bay, Facebook or similar can be saved.

    Also it's possible to include all other savings from MSE Challenges with your SPC Totals i.e. the £2 Challenge as, apparently they aren't put down on the challenge threads themselves. If you're unsure, please ask on the thread, and remember - there's no so thing as a stupid question!

    Second incomes can come in many varied and very lucrative guises and anything such as that would be unfair to other members. Mostly the SPC is a challenge to see how much we can save during the year...mostly it's relatively small amounts which are saved from wages, housekeeping, good budgeting etc. Remunerations via the letting of second homes cannot be included in the SPC.

    2/
    Whenever you're in the dilemma of "ooh should I buy that?" If you don't need it, but just want it - leave it there and pot the cash instead, you'll be much more satisfied with the accomplishment, pleased with your self-discipline too. All too often, if I go back a second time I find I didn't even like whatever it was anyway.

    3/ You can ask me to put a Target on for you to try to meet (it goes alongside your name and number on the 2nd and 3rd posts below) but it's not necessary. If you do set one, but are unable to meet it, it doesn't matter at all, at least you will have tried! A few people keep account of all they save, but most of us count what we save daily or weekly, then put it on the thread to help encourage others then we pot it and forget about it and ....wait for the surprise at the end of the year! If you're hoping for a particular amount, but still want a surprise at the end of the saving year, work out what amount you'd like and what's needed per week to achieve it - save that amount weekly/monthly as well as still putting your bits of change in without holding the amounts in your head - you're bound to come out on top that way and still get a surprise!

    Please don't worry about the amounts others save! There are such differences with jobs, wages, commitments etc so some naturally find large sums easy to save, while others of us don't. However, it's the pleasure that counts - so be happy with yours, proud too, and remember it's NOT a contest!!

    4/ Mainly SPC is a challenge to see how much we can save in a year for Christmas 2017. However, over the last 9 years we've had some members who needed theirs throughout the year for bills, and personally I'd far sooner they take the cash out for that than pay more interest or...miss a due date! You can always start again, even if it's getting later in the year, you can even include what you needed to take out, after all, you will have saved it. Whatever you need to do, don't worry about it - be happy and proud you have saved!

    5/ If you wish to save for something special, a holiday, wedding etc then please do so, just please remember to declare it on November 2nd. The most important thing, is that you are saving ...and hopefully not tempted to take it out unnecessarily. If anyone has any other queries, then please sing out...though not too loudly.....you might shatter your pot/s!

    6/ At the end of the year (or when we've saved for what we wish) count up all your money saved and declare your Total either by waiting until the declaration date - or (if you've needed your cash for other things - by putting your Total on your MSE signature to remind you to include it in your full Total; that particularly applies to those using their money for holidays etc, but PLEASE remember to return to the thread on the 2nd November to declare those Totals to me. Some members prefer not to keep too much money in the house and count theirs up every now and then to bank it, in which case they always pop the amount banked on their MSE signatures.

    7/ DO KEEP YOUR POT or POTS SAFE!! If you hide it, be sure to remember where you put it as it wouldn't be the first time that members have forgotten where they've hidden it!

    8/ "Holding Pots": To anyone concerned about putting money into their pot...then possibly needing it later in the week/month: Why not use an unsealed pot or purse as a "holding pot" and pop the money in there first each day/week/month - then, if it's not needed (for car parking costs, little Johnnies school trip etc) - put it in your Sealed pot so it stays put. Do that each week and it'll save you taking money from the bank. Discipline yourself to only take what's needed though!

    9/ "Where to take bags of cash at the end of the year?": With regards to this all important question, here's vital help from girlatplay: "I bank with Bank of Scotland and they accept as many change bags as you have, as long as you take them to the business banking counter." That is so handy for members to know, many thanks to GAP. This applies to many banks, I suspect most banks/building societies are the same if truth be known.

    10/ Members who do not return by the end of November of any year will sadly now lose their numbers as, many people who sign up to the challenge then don't bother returning! To be fair, I think a lot get swept up in the excitement of it all, but then, for one reason of another, can't or don't wish to keep it up, but that then leaves me with a long list of non savers on the list which makes things very difficult over time. Sorry folks, but any saving members won't be at all worried about this - but if those 'defaulting' (bad word, but...!) members remember then - come on back and ask for another number, they will always be be more than welcome!

    On the 2 posts below is a list of members and their numbers, always display your No on your signatures please, that makes life so much easier for me and my DH when counting up all of our Totals. In December or thereabouts I declare the Grand Total of ALL that we members have collected, what a terrific sight that is! Please declare yours savings ASAP on or close to the 2nd November, many thanks.

    Just a quiet word of warning to all those in the Cambridge area - forget ever thinking of looking for roadkill there as jakes-mum will even tackle you the ground to get to it first! Think I'm joking??

    Once again, we've just had another truly amazing year, let's keep it up and see what we can achieve this year. Good luck everyone and save well!!

    PLEASE take note everyone Thursday 2nd Nov is the closing date for 2017, the day we declare what we've saved on the thread, kindly declare your monies saved within 2 weeks of the 2nd, thank you kindly.

    Anyone wishing to join us please post on the thread to ask and I'll give you a number and an official welcome so you can join in the fun......and please do note that...time means any time of year!

    It's Never Too Late To Join Us! and You Never Need To Re-join....well, unless you stop visiting us in November! However.......you can always return to the fold and be made very welcome!

    Many thanks for reading
    , Sue x
    Last edited by Sue-UU; 04-11-2016 at 12:11 PM.
    Sealed Pot Challenge 001 My Totals = 08 £163.95 09 = £315.78 10 = £518.80 11 = £481.87 12 = £694.53 13 = £1200.20! 14 = £881 15 = £839.21 16 = £870.48Grand Totals of all members (2008 uncounted) 2009 = £32.154.32! 2010 = £37.581.47! 2011 = £42.474.34! 2012 = £49.759.46! 2013 = £50.642.78! 2014 = £61.367.88!!
    2015 = £52.852.06! 2016= £52, 002.40!!!

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    • Money Rollercoaster
    • By Money Rollercoaster 14th Feb 17, 9:57 AM
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    Money Rollercoaster
    Swapped 3 old £1 coins with my wife for equivalent change this morning, which I then potted.
    Living Life @ 174 BPM >> CC Balance (0%) -£3,565.99 - Target DFD Dec 2017 >> Loan (Car) (3.1%) -£19,803.74 - Target DFD Nov 2020
    • Sue-UU
    • By Sue-UU 14th Feb 17, 12:42 PM
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    Sue-UU
    Hello again POOOOOOTTTTTTTEEEEEEERRS!!!!!
    Ok, late starter I know. But have started my pot. £1.94 was my initial deposit ...
    Originally posted by Money Rollercoaster
    A very warm welcome to you, Money Rollercoasteryour No is 061! It's NEVERtoo late to join us! It's lovely to have you with us. Enjoy yourselves saving, posting and join in the banter with us. You'll find your number above alongside your name as well as on the list on the 2nd post of page 1. Please read through post 1 as it'll let you know exactly what to do with the challenge. PS. We empty our pots and declare our savings in November, please make a note of next year's date: 2nd Nov '17.
    Please also subscribe to the thread by clicking on "Thread Tools" (lower green bar) and clicking "Subscribe to this thread"...or you may lose us! To put your SPC No on, go to "Quick Links" (right side of top green bar), click and then click on "Edit Signature" and you're away.

    *Please pop your numbers on your sigs, it really helps.


    Hello : ) I joined last years challenge but I'm afraid I frazzled out rather quickly, although I did carry on with my pot, I found updating the thread quite difficult, life distracted me with a new pregnancy and now baby... but I'm back now, and ready to try again if you can forgive me??
    Originally posted by Pennydreams3
    Don't worry, Pennydreams3, of course you're forgiven, who couldn't let you off with the pregnancy and birth of a little treasure, congratulations to you both/all!!!! PS. Your No is 123, please pop it on your siggy as it helps me no end.



    Hello again Potters!! It's so good to be popping in again. Sadly, we've still not finished all the unpacking.....boxes everywhere and indoors as well as out, I never thought folk could hoard sooooooo much and think view it as treasures!!! I've never seen such shocked removal men!! This is definitely a work in progress! Still, I won't forget you and hope you're all ok. One thing you are doing is saving brilliantly, do keep it up folks!!!!!!!!

    Thanks for checking about Ruth, Westie, perhaps when I've got time I'll send her a PM and see if everything is oka, but thanks anyway.


    I don't know about kind 32b3, but when neighbours need help and especially with them having the severely physically and mentally handicapped DD how can you not help them! As they had a large house, there's quite a bit to shift after 54 years lived in the one home! So it's a busy task but I wouldn't wish to see them doing it alone. They have another perfectly able-bodied DD, lovely girl, whose helping and so is her husband so by Friday we saw them safely into their new home which will be considerably smaller but...! There'll still be much to do next week but we'll get there!


    Don't worry about the tears, mrs-moneypenny, you're perfectly normal, it happens to all us loving Mums. It's such a huge part of your DD's life and, not just she, but all the family and especially, Mums always shed tears when we see them in THE DRESS!!!! Wait till the day itself, you'll have more than a few tears then! We raise and nurture them all those years and then........give them away!!!!! Be proud and enjoy the day itself. PS. Just seen your latest post about your £600+ o/t money......excellent work!!!!! So pleased you've popped it on your siggy!


    Oooh you're doing well MLE007, stay strong!!


    What an incredible win Antomac, you must've been absolutely beside yourself to realise it was such an incredible amount!!!!!! Many congratulations to you, fantastic!!!!!

    So terribly sad to read about the loss of your dear and very young friend, but I'm so pleased you had such an honour to play in a very sad event. Sincere condolences to all his loved ones.
    Not "nice" Ant, but neighbourly yes. We're still in the thick of it - talk about hoarders indoors and out!!!!

    You've got the accents spot on with the farmers and pirates though I wouldn't like to say which is which! I would like to point out at this stage that I'm from Hampshire.....not that there's any difference!!



    Good to see you siju, though I'm as absent as you've been lately. So long as we're saving it's fine.


    Good for you Chutney and a fantastic find with the £1!!!!!!


    Well done with the tickets booked and July to look forward to, MrsShazbat! I really don't like him at all, never did in SB either but we all have different tastes and a good job to!


    Ah sadly we can't have it always, Florence, but either way you're saving. I have 6 NSDs a week myself and we're not alone! Well done with the footie money!!


    All best wishes that you'll get takers for your items on GT, Cinders! Still thinking of you.



    Ah there you are Saver-upper!! Don't worry, January was a heck of a month for us all, but then February came along....!!!!! Very well done on your potting!!


    You're ok scatterbrain, all voucher cash can definitely be included in your savings, so brilliant work!!

    Hi Emily it's so good to see you making an appearance. It's lovely to know folk don't forget us.

    Well done Lynne! So you've a holiday to look forward to once again then, and we all know that the looking forward is nearly as exciting as the holiday itself!!!


    Oh what a bloomin shame, Dizzy Imp, those poor chicken are going to need to work twice as hard from here on! Ah well.


    Can't say I blame you with keeping the crafting fare cash out, plumduff, at least you saved some as well!!

    Yet another plastic £5er saved then, 3forholidays, great work!!


    Although I personally wouldn't worry about it, donkids22 I see your reasoning. Just don't forget to declare ALL your savings in November!


    Brilliant spotting, potting too Kim!!! Gives you a happy happy happy feeling for a good while!!!

    You're truly addicted already Money Rollercoaster, very well done!!!

    £20 in the pot for DH & myself post shopping plus 2p roadkill!!!!

    Have a lovely Tuesday
    ,
    Potters, feed those pots well!!!


    Sue xx

    2nd November is the opening date for 2017.

    Anyone wishing to join us, it's NEVER too late, so please just ask, you'll be made very welcome.
    Sealed Pot Challenge 001 My Totals = 08 £163.95 09 = £315.78 10 = £518.80 11 = £481.87 12 = £694.53 13 = £1200.20! 14 = £881 15 = £839.21 16 = £870.48Grand Totals of all members (2008 uncounted) 2009 = £32.154.32! 2010 = £37.581.47! 2011 = £42.474.34! 2012 = £49.759.46! 2013 = £50.642.78! 2014 = £61.367.88!!
    2015 = £52.852.06! 2016= £52, 002.40!!!

    • siju
    • By siju 14th Feb 17, 1:23 PM
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    siju
    Another £3.42 for my pot today. Hope everyone is having a lovely Valentine Day
    SPC 9 - #192
    Totals: 2014 - £264.51 2015 - £207.50 2016 - £396.79
    • Money Rollercoaster
    • By Money Rollercoaster 14th Feb 17, 1:36 PM
    • 246 Posts
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    Money Rollercoaster
    Thanks for the number, Sue-UU!
    Living Life @ 174 BPM >> CC Balance (0%) -£3,565.99 - Target DFD Dec 2017 >> Loan (Car) (3.1%) -£19,803.74 - Target DFD Nov 2020
    • KONG
    • By KONG 14th Feb 17, 2:01 PM
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    KONG
    I've been here before and have my POT going. I have not counted my pot the last 1½ years or so and did it the other day.


    342,49£!


    So now I took them all and put into my saving account so I will start from scratch this wednesday!
    "Sealed Pot Challenge" Member No. 938
    "Virtual Sealed Pot Challenge 2011" Member No. 7
    • Jo Blogs
    • By Jo Blogs 15th Feb 17, 12:30 AM
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    Jo Blogs
    Coins are changing
    Just a quick note to remind everyone that notes and £1 coins are changing this year - Don't get caught out .

    http://www.moneysavingexpert.com/team-blog/2017/02/14/youve-piggy-bank-coin-jar-watch-1-coins-will-soon/
    Saved Nitty Gritty £7440.75 [149%] / £5000-[Sep] £58.44 for the 'Save 12k in 2017' #157
    2017 Womble #35 £3463.27 Sept NSDs 4/15CCCChl 9/12 months
    Sept PPChl#002 Pts 71
    • Saver-upper
    • By Saver-upper 15th Feb 17, 2:12 AM
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    Saver-upper
    Isn't it lovely to see so many new faces around these parts,Sue?2017 is going to be a great SPC .

    Today I potted the £25 cash I was paid for work,plus 2 x £2 coins.Have potted all the £2 coins I have received during this challenge,and only spend 2-3 of them during SPC 9.
    Roadkill Rebel #14,2016:£35.50 £12,000in2016 #82=£3163
    SPC #155 x 7.SPC7=£751.10 SPC8=£651.04 SPC9=£843.00
    Pinecone £289,Valued Opinions £10.50,Grocery Challenge June 17: £50.68/250




    • muppets
    • By muppets 15th Feb 17, 4:28 AM
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    muppets
    Morning, €3 added to the pot for me.
    PAYDBX 2017 - #01 Pd £9,545.67 / £11,000 - 86.78%
    SPC10 #93
    MFiT-T4 #9
    3-6 mth EF
    €4,150 / 15,000 Wombles #24 = 540.20
    Mortgage - PD 85,270.67 / 271,495.07 31.40% MF Aug 2038 Sept 2035
    My long slow journey to mortgage freedom
    My diary - Making a move on debt
    • MLE007
    • By MLE007 15th Feb 17, 9:46 AM
    • 305 Posts
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    MLE007
    Good morning, potted £1.50 yesterday
    SPC #015

    2017 in 2017 £3615.21
    • muppets
    • By muppets 15th Feb 17, 10:57 AM
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    muppets
    Another €2 found in the public changing rooms in work, so that's gone into the pot.
    PAYDBX 2017 - #01 Pd £9,545.67 / £11,000 - 86.78%
    SPC10 #93
    MFiT-T4 #9
    3-6 mth EF
    €4,150 / 15,000 Wombles #24 = 540.20
    Mortgage - PD 85,270.67 / 271,495.07 31.40% MF Aug 2038 Sept 2035
    My long slow journey to mortgage freedom
    My diary - Making a move on debt
    • parksandrec
    • By parksandrec 15th Feb 17, 3:10 PM
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    parksandrec
    Had to cash in the £31.35 that I had in my tin for a train ticket so have started a new pot with £3.54 today and at the end I'll add both totals together x

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    • 32b3in2013
    • By 32b3in2013 15th Feb 17, 7:38 PM
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    32b3in2013
    Evening

    £4.30 potted today

    32b3
    SPC9 #125 - £816.85 SPC10 -£405 banked so far
    Jan 17 NSD - 1/15

    CCC 2017 #24 - £116/£300
    • Pennydreams3
    • By Pennydreams3 16th Feb 17, 7:41 PM
    • 88 Posts
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    Pennydreams3
    Nothing for me recently, I've been making lots of pennies on the bay of e, but all of it is going straight in the bank towards mortgage over payments. I also emptied the change from my purse but only had a £2 coin, which me and hubby have vowed for the last three years to put every single one we encounter into our Disney terrimundi (still not full!) And the odd silver's in my purse went in my older son R's piggy bank (teaching him early the value of saving!) So my pot remains starved for now. Thank you sue for my number : )
    Sealed pot challenge 10 - 123 : )
    It all started with a penny and a pot..
    MFW 2017 #107 £934.50/£3000
    Remaining balance £157,719.60
    • Money Rollercoaster
    • By Money Rollercoaster 17th Feb 17, 10:06 AM
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    Money Rollercoaster
    Potted 50p only yesterday. This whole new £1 coin thing is a right old pain in the bottom ... I've got £3 here I want to pot, but I don't want to put the £1 coins in.
    Living Life @ 174 BPM >> CC Balance (0%) -£3,565.99 - Target DFD Dec 2017 >> Loan (Car) (3.1%) -£19,803.74 - Target DFD Nov 2020
    • Onmyway2
    • By Onmyway2 17th Feb 17, 1:23 PM
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    Onmyway2
    Sorry I haven't checked in for a while, potted a few bits here & there - no idea how much but just discovered my pound coins will be useless soon so will be doing an emergency operation on my piggy later today to remove (and hopefully replace) the offending coins.
    SPC: No 566
    Back comping after 6 month break...
    September wins - a pack of buttons!
    • MLE007
    • By MLE007 17th Feb 17, 7:42 PM
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    MLE007
    Hello all,

    Another pound in the pot for me today. Hope everyone has a lovely weekend
    SPC #015

    2017 in 2017 £3615.21
    • Miss D Meanour
    • By Miss D Meanour 18th Feb 17, 10:27 AM
    • 91 Posts
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    Miss D Meanour
    Happy Saturday everyone
    Haven't been potting the last couple of weeks as I worked out I was going to have about £30 spare money in the current account left until payday - I forgot a couple of godchildren's birthdays were this month. So was saving all the pennies.
    But with only a week to go I'm taking the plunge and potting all the coinage: £4.22. Purse is definitely feeling lighter.
    Take care
    Miss DM
    LBM- June 2009 - 15 year plan started, Dec 2016 - half way there
    SPC - 10. #574. .......... How much will you spend 2017? #9
    Xmas 2017 - #40: £391 / £365. .......... CCCC 2017 - #9: £122 / £150
    PAYDBX 2017 #23: £6,540.26 / £8,100. .......... MFW2017 - #2: £5,808.10 / £7,000
    No matter how far you go, you always take yourself with you
    • Dragon Lily
    • By Dragon Lily 18th Feb 17, 4:10 PM
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    Dragon Lily
    Not been on foe a while but still potting away!�� Potted £3 in 50ps this week.
    Star from Sue-UU

    SPC10 #105 (banked £100)
    3-6 EF #66 Target £3000 (£1105) 37%
    • Florence J
    • By Florence J 18th Feb 17, 8:09 PM
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    Florence J
    Various bits and bobs have been potted this week. It all helps.
    Sealed Pot Challenge 10 #553 (£90) Wombling free 2017 = £1623.56 Pay off all your debts by Xmas 2017 #53 (£2953.21/£3000) Debt to OH paid back £1120.95/£1120.95
    October 2017 Credit Card Debt: £4163.86
    • plumduff55
    • By plumduff55 18th Feb 17, 8:31 PM
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    plumduff55
    I've potted £4.80 today 😄😄😄 xx
    SPC 10 Member 045 Target £250
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