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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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    • Sue-UU
    • By Sue-UU 4th Nov 16, 12:10 AM
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    • 4th Nov 16, 12:10 AM
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    • 4th Nov 16, 12:10 AM
    001 Sue-UU
    002 jakes-mum (Target £1000)
    003 Purplemumof2
    004
    inneedofmoney (Target £500)
    005 Evertheoptimist (Target £100)

    006 nannygladys
    007 Di-Dough
    008 Buffythedebtslayer (Target £150)
    009
    rancid-a
    010 mcjordi
    011 mummytummy
    012 AJGray
    013 Ladykernow (Target £1500)
    014 beach-holiday (Target £500)
    015 MLE007

    016 Fibro Friend (Target £250)
    017
    iammumtoone
    018 moneytree
    019 Donkids22
    020 kezbabybabe
    021
    SEASHELL Target £500
    022 YetAgain!
    023 Chutney86
    024 ruby_Eskimo
    025 tizzi13 (Target £2000)
    026 Lost2
    027 skilly
    028 lucyhope
    029 squishylove1989
    030 cdm
    031 grandmasam
    032 rockabillygirl
    033 Iheart
    034 lottielottie
    035 fingersxed
    036 chickadee
    037 Fivebyfive
    038 Fiasco55 (Target £550)
    039 *Jellie*
    040 Treasurequeen
    041 blue_eyed_girl
    042 peaceandfreedom
    043 3forholidays
    044
    Debra (Target £250)
    045 plumduff55
    046
    AntoMac (Target £500)
    047 mrsnicewriting
    048 curly33 (Target £300)
    049 HoneyBee83
    050 nu1isit?
    051 mumof3plusoh
    052 LAM2011
    053 Matley2
    054 olliedoll92
    055 nanto3girls
    056 fifteenkeats
    057 scatterbrain109
    058 KONG

    059 f0xh0les
    060 Frugalgurl
    061 Money Rollercoaster
    062 ModestyB
    063 JoJoC
    064 too_much_debt
    065 rasp
    066 MrsShazbat
    067 kiplingmonkey (Target £850)
    068 admiral_traveller (Target £200)
    069 Sylar321
    070 little_sweetie
    071 crimson.addict
    072 Nicki_Sue
    073 lemonpopsicle (Target £250)
    074 moneytree1
    075 julie toots
    076 Daddybear85 (Target £350)
    077 getting-there-slowly
    078 minmac
    079
    Cat girl
    080 TheDapster
    081 boobiebonboo
    082 Saver88
    083 mossy
    084 Moominmama76
    085 donna dynamo
    086 Fairyfingers
    087 chasingthedream
    088 matt_66
    089 DreamerHelen
    090 nic14271213 (Target £500)
    091 bossymoo
    092 jessie18
    093 muppets
    094 tatabubbly (Target €250)
    095 sexyshark (Target £1200)
    096 Lynsey (Target £600)
    097 Westie983
    098 just trying (Target £500)
    099 gilly41
    100 mrs-moneypenny (Target £750)
    101 beccah (Target £500)
    102 Sara_uk1
    103 Happybeingme (Target £300)
    104 Seaotter
    105 Dragon Lily
    106 Rose Garden
    107 Cutcostsandsave
    108 Pinkwhisk
    109 savings my hobby
    110 debbie_debt
    111 brokeapproaching30
    112 MrsC....tobe (Target £800)
    113 dinglefoot
    114 3431Anna
    115 Cinders:
    116 LeaLea89
    117 Flee
    118 KrazyKel
    119
    lilyflower7
    120 keza
    121 LittleOwl
    122 Tall_order
    123 Pennydreams3('17)
    124 Kayteehee (Target £1500)
    125 32b3in2013
    126 Thrifty Fashionista
    127 tinkerbell89
    128 jenny+luke (Target £1,000)
    129
    ourfourwalls (Target £500)
    130 lynnejk ( Target £1200)
    131 clairelm
    132
    Debtfreedolly
    133 hummingbird (Target £500)
    134 beth2242
    135 Jonesy88
    136 claireyfairy82
    137
    Keedie
    138
    CazzieLT
    139 BlueDaisy
    140 Moneysavingmomma
    141 Loosepockets
    142
    parksandrec (Target £100)
    143 StrugglingYouth
    144 loxxee
    145
    cameron100
    146 kjp
    147 Loveactually
    148 Mrs Cheshire
    149 purple angel
    150 heyjude2013
    151 DueMarch11
    152 DellyC
    153 VickyA (Target
    £1000)
    154 mrsbee
    155 Saver-upper
    156 dejuz8
    157 Chrysalis1976
    158 Pinkylds
    159 glassy2010
    160 Goldiegirl
    161 Habiboo
    162 larlie
    163 deldee
    164 joowoo
    165 Cambsgirl
    166 shiningfaery
    167 aceystay
    168 joee
    169 gilly41
    170 nicky200991
    171 gotogo
    172 newlifeahead
    173 loopychriss
    174 katmum
    175 jofish2669
    176 MrsBrownBear
    177 abundant1972
    178 Kate_fixing_it
    179
    seekingthesunlight
    180 Scottish Lassie
    181 Charlie200b
    182 CommitedToChange
    183 Lilmiss
    184 LannieDuck
    185 Jumps
    186 nannygladys
    187 JindoFlix
    188 KittyBoo
    189 luckystarr
    190 Newsavings
    191 araminta
    192 siju
    193 Pickle29
    194 addicted2shopping
    195 Pee
    196 sort_me_own_yard_out
    197 sarahboo72
    198 moneytree1
    199 Fotogenics (Target £500)
    200 gayleygoo
    201 frugaldances
    202 credit_crunch
    203 littleangels3
    204 tokicat
    205 AlwaysHappy
    206 gingermomma
    207 helencal80
    208 MalhamCat
    209 e4rub
    210 Maisie M
    211 millionaire-to-be
    212 nikki2002-2008
    213 JustKaren
    214 bellevie
    215 evuka
    216 girlatplay
    217 Tiggyw00
    218 L1bby
    219 kelz84
    220 Observer
    221 Miz Gayle
    222 Bambisbelle
    223 ToniLiz
    224 amymackox
    225 Cauliflower
    226 **sparkles**
    227 debtfreeoneday
    228 TattyG
    229 tracy6697
    230 Suziebabe
    231 floella80
    232 Indie Kid
    233 fishcakes
    234 Determined diva
    235 chocalicious
    236 Poepue
    237 Foreverdreaming2014
    238 superrhinos
    239 amiehall
    240 greenanne
    241 debtfree2014
    242 bubbs (Target
    £400)
    243 Eljhem (Target £500)
    244 TheScarletPixie
    245 husky23
    246 Electricblue
    247 katiecat
    248 CariadsNewStart
    249 Gwengeth15
    250 stormbreaker
    251 nows the time
    252 Richy23
    253 stebo730
    254 lynnsey30
    255 nowpanicking
    256 Pinkpenguin
    257 Monkeyballs
    258 Gav-lar
    259 dazzaofdagenham (Target £1000)
    260 Giggles86
    261 samtoby
    262 TriBadger
    263 pantherchick
    264 princess-angelica
    265 CapricornLass
    266 Midgie
    267 tom07
    268 maccag
    269
    pinknfluffy28
    270 debtisgoing
    271 pinkie_pie
    272 mooomin
    273 RedVelvet
    274 abbylou
    275 emmlouie
    276 bmma
    277 Jubilee76
    278 trudij
    279 Cash4AnnyQ
    280 Ryan_f
    281 Dincanada
    282 peony40
    283 moneymanager
    284 amberfinn53
    285 Katey1980
    286 noodledoodle78
    287 Tinker.bell
    288 Mystikia
    289 debtdawg
    290 blissfullydebtfreewannabe
    291 Nikkiclaire
    292 ellie1788
    293 willowwispy
    294 sparklyfee
    295 cattysmum (Target £350)
    296 summertea
    297 NeroliJasmin
    298 Kayleigh251186
    299 becksxx
    300
    jaylee3
    301 emmaphill
    302 H.Ed
    303 lustyrusty
    304 BrandNewStart2014
    305 purpledonkey
    306 Delilahh
    307 starnac
    308 valkirn
    309 TTT2810
    310 maryarm
    311 farmville
    312 queen of cheap
    313 minkyr
    314 blubella
    315 debtfree future
    316 skyblueshez
    317 EMMAP
    318 hettiecarro
    319 savingbabs
    320 mummalove
    321 littlesmurfette
    322 Luckylucy
    323 KingLarsson
    323 Betsie2010
    324 ladybug1984
    325 Poppops
    326 Twisted Cherry
    327 katsta1
    328 MISSL
    329 SpiralingDown
    330 Eltee12
    331 Verityemilia
    332 themstarrynights
    333 thatclaregirl
    334 andreat
    335 Broke Kitty
    336 queendiorable
    337 Smiffy64 (Target £50)
    338 Madrabbitgirl
    339 andy.m
    340 Debtfreeandlovingit
    341 Angela84
    342 AdmiralAsda
    343 madhatter90
    344 souppy
    345 minmac
    346 BirdSeed
    347 luckyH
    348 GettingOrganised

    349 brettcta
    350 braddy970
    351 freedomsinsight
    352 LordDuke
    353 Janvier
    354 maryandal
    355 Rachela (Target £200)
    356 poorbabe
    357 HelenRachel
    358 Hope78 (
    Target £500)
    359 EmilyTee
    360 Jo3y83
    361 Determined_83
    362 shellyosborne
    363 tarotangel
    364 hickles69
    365 kindofagilr
    366 littlepinkstars44
    367 diddley
    368 ZebNeedsMoney
    369 mrsdalloway
    370 fishfins
    371 Ihead123
    372 Soozyfloozy
    373 Brightspark87
    374 Deere
    375 Magsnoodle
    376 charlieyates
    377 166million
    378 Older But Not Wiser
    379 keza
    380 Nelly11
    381 Shop-Til-You-Drop
    382 frasersmum123
    383 GaLa15
    383 freebird07
    384 Chi-me
    385 Eviesmummy
    386 Divingmad
    387 nikki702
    388 ali bf
    389 ChevalierTialys
    390 atolaas
    391 bindi soup
    392 mumofthetwins
    393 lulu 92
    394 x_raphael_xx
    395 Mummy+2
    396 theatregirl4
    397 lozzy81
    398 NewbieJosh
    399 Trixxibell
    400 imapoet
    401 Merrylegs1
    402 MiMi66
    403 moohound
    404 lindor
    405 maggiecon
    406 learningaboutmoney3
    407 theresamum2
    408 benten69
    409 Island.girl
    410 vanilla twist
    411 smeeinnit
    412 mummymayhem
    413 ott09
    414 savingdad
    415 blueneleh
    416 newthrift
    417 pinpins
    418 Pink_Giraffe
    419 Aloofdragon
    420 savingpennies
    421 Tiptoppex
    422 Flutterby83
    423 Luckybella
    424 engineer Amy
    425 scotmumof3
    426 Purplepenguin88
    427 tinah
    428 Nix143
    429 grassgirl (Target £734)
    430 Iolanthe
    431 Glitterbaby
    432 elly68
    433 YoungBlueEyes
    434 Ms.Dita
    435 findingmyfeet
    (Target £600)
    436
    yummymummy10
    437 pinkladyvenus
    438 sonicetomeetyou
    439 timesrunnigout
    440 kartingma
    441 better_times
    Last edited by Sue-UU; 10-07-2017 at 5:42 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!!!

    • Sue-UU
    • By Sue-UU 4th Nov 16, 12:11 AM
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    • #3
    • 4th Nov 16, 12:11 AM
    • #3
    • 4th Nov 16, 12:11 AM
    Membership List Continued


    441 Frogletina
    442 Pixie Fairydust
    443 weeman92
    444 spot3
    445 wealthygirl
    446 Tink_04
    447 N6CNH
    448 Woodster76
    449 redlaces
    450 Aphidgirl
    451 pab233
    452 Baby Angel (
    Target £500)
    453 cdm
    454 Moneysaurus
    455 jaxsmar
    456 milky1991
    457 debtfreeby30
    458 Cabby
    459 worklifebalance
    460 Hoipolloi
    461 cheexy
    462 Incywincy21
    463 youngmummy
    464 trying hard
    465 WantToBeSE
    466 kitkat34
    467 jimmy*c
    468 NobodysChild
    469 Cherry Burton
    470 beckstar1975
    471 Vkz
    472 Pidge_jen
    473 CerealKiller
    474 Roundthebend
    475 Alan2004
    476 Skintandscared
    477 Georgina180590
    478 Margaret103
    479 honeypooh1980
    480 jennypennysaver
    481 Pollygarter (Target
    £1500)
    482 alisont
    483 Selene (Target £500)
    484 georgiesmummy
    485 owlet (Target £500)
    486 Money Minx
    487 CallieHolmes
    488 nows the time
    489 littleDOTS
    490 nicola2710
    491 Polkadotsandrainbows
    492 evo5819 (Target £500)
    493 missjec
    494 stormpassing (T
    arget £600)
    495 TheCatsandDogsMother
    496 Justforme (Target £500)
    497 DomRavioli
    498 honey
    499 Kermie
    500 !!!!!!!79
    501 Dizzy Imp
    502 Wentthedaywell?
    503 stepuptothepl8
    504 Mrs Muckle
    505 rainbowgirl1 (Target £400)
    06 lemonpopcorn (Target £200)

    507 Daisychain1
    508 pab233
    509 crv1963
    510 NoMoreCards (Target £1000 for Christmas
    )
    511 xxlouisexx56
    512
    sunshine81
    (Target £350)
    513 Sarahdol75
    514 Bag a Bargain
    515 3Dogs
    516 Naebbirac (Target £400)
    517
    diluvsdiscounts (Target £365)
    518 springdreams
    519 Harleyquinn
    520 Kim_13 (Target £100)
    521
    Jm90 (Target £500)
    522 Freysmum
    523 theresamum2
    524 threellamas
    525
    Emilou87 (Target £150)
    526
    Karona
    527
    suz_87 (Target £200)
    528
    Bex1989 (£200)
    529 cybertortoise
    530 Neddrae
    531
    12 month challenge (Target £500)
    532 TheMillions
    533
    SandeC
    534
    Candy0107 (Target £600)
    535
    Lyndsey-michelle
    536
    anibell
    537 rylee12
    538
    LB29
    539
    Luna29412
    540
    Charliebear
    541
    twiggy86
    542
    CrazyKitten (Target £100)
    543 carbootcrazy
    544 Jacko_amz
    545
    indigowarrior (Target £500)
    546
    Emmacoe (Target £200)
    547
    NeedToBeDebtFree
    548
    Missu
    549 Mendry
    550
    ZebNeedsMoney
    551
    carol1963
    552
    dreamywings1
    553 Florence J
    554 evkizzy
    555 vickyleigh
    556 horseygirl2014
    557
    scottishbrummy
    558 BeckyS
    559 Iaingn
    560 bilko89
    (Target £200)
    561 MrsTinks
    562 Jellyb
    563
    Pinkwhisk
    564
    swimminginaseaofdebt
    565
    Sammy64 (Target
    £750.00)
    566
    Onmyway2
    567
    villagelife
    568
    squanderscouse
    569
    Diodiva
    570 mandz1
    571 frenchplonker
    572 louby40 (Target
    £200)
    573
    Littlefrugalcottage
    574 Miss D Meanour
    575 dreamtruce (Target £1000)
    576 FoxFace
    577 DancingUnicorn
    578 Tempus01
    579 thoragunnr
    580 dabtaghh
    581
    SeekingFlight

    Anyone wishing to join us, it's NEVER too late, so please just ask, you'll be made very welcome.
    Last edited by Sue-UU; 08-09-2017 at 5:51 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!!!

    • lynnejk
    • By lynnejk 4th Nov 16, 12:14 AM
    • 4,871 Posts
    • 51,181 Thanks
    lynnejk
    • #4
    • 4th Nov 16, 12:14 AM
    • #4
    • 4th Nov 16, 12:14 AM
    Morning everyone


    Thanks a million Sue for the new thread. Your support and help through the year is fantastic and can't thank you enough. You're an


    I am going for £5000 this year coming so going to have to get going


    Good luck one and all and looking forward to the next twelve months in the company of some lovely peoples.
    Lx
    £10day..2014=3213..2015=3421..2016=3238..2017=1795....SEPT=189.80/150
    GrocC..2014=2162..2015=2083..2016=2181..2017=1337....SEPT=102.84/200
    Bulk buy.......SEPT=13.48
    GC.NSD....2015=216....2016=213....2017=126....SEPT=12/15
    SPC130x57...2014=1178...2015=1287...2016=4616. ..2017=764.96
    OS WL= -5/8 ......CC =840......Savings = £9250
    • Sue-UU
    • By Sue-UU 4th Nov 16, 12:18 AM
    • 8,487 Posts
    • 47,037 Thanks
    Sue-UU
    • #5
    • 4th Nov 16, 12:18 AM
    • #5
    • 4th Nov 16, 12:18 AM
    Hi Potters! It's so good to see you here on SPC 10!!! Welcome aboard everyone!!

    Let's hope this will be a very financially succesful one for all savers here, very happy too! Let saving commence!

    My first pot is of £5


    Sue xx

    NB. 2nd November will be 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!!!

    • lynnejk
    • By lynnejk 4th Nov 16, 12:22 AM
    • 4,871 Posts
    • 51,181 Thanks
    lynnejk
    • #6
    • 4th Nov 16, 12:22 AM
    • #6
    • 4th Nov 16, 12:22 AM
    Sorry Sue


    Didn't mean to cross post
    Lx
    £10day..2014=3213..2015=3421..2016=3238..2017=1795....SEPT=189.80/150
    GrocC..2014=2162..2015=2083..2016=2181..2017=1337....SEPT=102.84/200
    Bulk buy.......SEPT=13.48
    GC.NSD....2015=216....2016=213....2017=126....SEPT=12/15
    SPC130x57...2014=1178...2015=1287...2016=4616. ..2017=764.96
    OS WL= -5/8 ......CC =840......Savings = £9250
    • Sue-UU
    • By Sue-UU 4th Nov 16, 12:42 AM
    • 8,487 Posts
    • 47,037 Thanks
    Sue-UU
    • #7
    • 4th Nov 16, 12:42 AM
    • #7
    • 4th Nov 16, 12:42 AM
    That's perfectly alright, Lynne. Incidentally, thanks so much for all your help on the notification thread, much appreciated,

    Sue xx

    NB. 2nd November will be 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!!!

    • Frogletina
    • By Frogletina 4th Nov 16, 1:43 AM
    • 2,877 Posts
    • 10,445 Thanks
    Frogletina
    • #8
    • 4th Nov 16, 1:43 AM
    • #8
    • 4th Nov 16, 1:43 AM
    Thanks for the new thread Sue

    frogletina
    Not Rachmaninov
    But Nyman
    The heart asks for pleasure first

    SPC 8 #441 £1567.31 SPC 9 #441 £1014.64
    • Purplemumof2
    • By Purplemumof2 4th Nov 16, 5:37 AM
    • 5,059 Posts
    • 16,623 Thanks
    Purplemumof2
    • #9
    • 4th Nov 16, 5:37 AM
    • #9
    • 4th Nov 16, 5:37 AM
    Morning,

    Back again for another go

    Thanks Sue for running this thread once again.

    Pmo2
    X
    Official DFW Nerd Club - Member no. 791 - Proud to be dealing with my debts
    MBNA: £7400.00 Cap 1: £562.23 BC: £4577.81 Overdraft: £2750.00

    AFD 5/10 NSD 2/10 LTW 10/15

    20p Savers 2017 £2 Savers 2017 50p Savers 2017 SPC 10 2017 #003
    • indigowarrior
    • By indigowarrior 4th Nov 16, 6:35 AM
    • 274 Posts
    • 1,974 Thanks
    indigowarrior
    Here we go. £3 potted.
    #545- SPC
    Homeowner by 40
    August Nsd 1/15
    • 12 month challenge
    • By 12 month challenge 4th Nov 16, 6:39 AM
    • 2,318 Posts
    • 5,099 Thanks
    12 month challenge
    Morning all

    Thankyou Sue-UU for another great challenge you are

    Started this morning with a shiny £2 coin

    This is the best challenge ever

    Good luck with SPC 10 all
    X
    SP 9#531=£620/SP 10 # 531=?
    PDBX 2016 #2 = £16,766.67/£12,000
    PDBX 2017 #2 = £1,200/£12,000


    ''If you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain''
    • swimminginaseaofdebt
    • By swimminginaseaofdebt 4th Nov 16, 6:46 AM
    • 585 Posts
    • 3,164 Thanks
    swimminginaseaofdebt
    Morning everyone,

    Potted £2.50 this morning to kick of this challenge.

    I don't celebrate Christmas so I'll be using the money to pay off debt/top up my savings.
    Pay all debt off by Christmas 2017 #150 - £1868.05/£3729.05
    ,
    SPC10 #564
    • tizzi13
    • By tizzi13 4th Nov 16, 6:53 AM
    • 72 Posts
    • 858 Thanks
    tizzi13
    Because of the wedding in December and Disneyland holiday in August I want to set a target of £2000 this year pls :-)
    Sealed Pot challenge no: 025 Target £2000
    SPC 8: 2015: £1043 saved
    SPC 9: 2016: £1313.38 saved
    SPC 10: 2017
    2017: 0/35lb
    • MrsC....tobe
    • By MrsC....tobe 4th Nov 16, 7:06 AM
    • 1,022 Posts
    • 2,689 Thanks
    MrsC....tobe
    Good morning Sue and all other potters. Number 112 coming back for 2017 and hope to beat my 2016 target, I'll go for £800 please!

    Sue, don't know if you've noticed but you have number 451 on both lists of savers, eek!
    no longer ...tobe! Married 20/06/13
    gorgeous baby boy born 22/10/14
    Sealed Pot Challenge 9 #112 £781.61, Sue's Stars
    Sealed Pot Challenge 10 #112, Sues Stars
    • VickyA
    • By VickyA 4th Nov 16, 7:10 AM
    • 4,366 Posts
    • 21,044 Thanks
    VickyA
    Thank you for the new thread.

    £1 potted as a starter. I'll keep my target at £1000 please.
    SPC 8 #153 975.71 #9 £881.44 declared
    £366 in 366 £275/£366 #21
    NST NOvember #41
    • Sammy64
    • By Sammy64 4th Nov 16, 7:19 AM
    • 4 Posts
    • 51 Thanks
    Sammy64
    Good morning all. I am going to set a target of £750.00. We tend to do a city break in December so will use any money saved towards that.
    SPC 10 - No. 565
    • kiplingmonkey
    • By kiplingmonkey 4th Nov 16, 7:43 AM
    • 385 Posts
    • 4,652 Thanks
    kiplingmonkey
    Morning all.

    I am in again for another year please as I love this challenge. I will set a target of £850 this year to try to increase slightly on SPC #9. (SPC member ~067). I always use my SPC money to buy Premium Bonds. This year I have won £75 - not enough to retire yet but more than I would have earnt in interest from savings so quite happy with that.

    I will try to pop in more than I have done on previous years to keep up with the thread. Starting this challenge with £29.70 which is the 'loose change' from last years SPC. Have also popped in £1 so it feels like I have made a legitimate start.

    Happy SPC-ing in 2017 everyone and as always, a massive thank you to Sue & anyone else involved in running the challenge

    xx
    SPC Member #067 SPC5-8 = £1334.28 SPC9 = £829.76




    • mummytummy
    • By mummytummy 4th Nov 16, 7:52 AM
    • 695 Posts
    • 3,442 Thanks
    mummytummy
    Good morning fellow potters, big thank you to Sue-UU for carrying this on to year 10 if I can at least match what I did this year I'll be happy but hope to exceed it, off to a flying start by ordering my high street vouchers for 2017 (£1100.00)
    Sealed Pot Challenge No.10 (2017) #11 ( from Sue-UU = 20) Save 12K in 2017 #17 MFiT-T4 #62 (51.64% saved) 50p Savers 2017 #2 £42 5p Savers 2017 #2 £12.00
    • Onmyway2
    • By Onmyway2 4th Nov 16, 8:07 AM
    • 218 Posts
    • 1,248 Thanks
    Onmyway2
    I'll join, just need to find myself a pot...
    SPC: No 566
    Back comping after 6 month break...
    September wins - a pack of buttons!
    • mrs-moneypenny
    • By mrs-moneypenny 4th Nov 16, 8:22 AM
    • 15,284 Posts
    • 195,524 Thanks
    mrs-moneypenny
    Morning all
    Thank you for the new thread Su, I've got my new pot and put a £5 note in it this morning so I'm started.

    Think my goal will be £750 but I haven't got a specific use for it this time apart from the kitchen is on the to do list.
    Last edited by mrs-moneypenny; 04-11-2016 at 4:21 PM.
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