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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
    • #1
    • 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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    • Ellieseleven
    • By Ellieseleven 26th Nov 16, 8:13 AM
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    Ellieseleven
    • #2
    • 26th Nov 16, 8:13 AM
    • #2
    • 26th Nov 16, 8:13 AM
    member list

    1. Ellieseleven - £548/730
    2. Wentthedaywell? - £305/365
    3. TripleChocChip - £418/650
    4. Pinkwhisk - £0/365
    5. Nannygladys - £116/730
    6. Westie983 - £300/365
    7. Purplemumof2 - £0/365
    8. Mrs Shazbat - £403.50/365
    9. VickyA - £0/365
    10. Rockabilly Girl £256/365
    11. Luckypenny - £41365
    12. Mummytummy - £940/520
    13. Sylar321 - £0/365
    14. Hummingbird - £20/365
    15. Crazy-cat-lady - £0/365
    16. 32b3in2013 - £0/365
    17. ------
    18. Chocoholicqueen - £405/520
    19. Kdalwayskint - £196.37/365
    20. January15 - £399/730
    21. Giggleyay - £177.85/365
    22. Wooohooo - £0/365
    23. Dizzybee - £0/365
    24. Autumnella - £0/520
    25. Kim_13 - £10/365
    26. Georgiegirl2012 - £0/730
    27. Scottishmummy - £2/730
    28. Cwtchie - £0/365
    29. Curlywurly82 - £30/365
    30. Cat1978 - £525/900
    31. Lady-T - £290/365
    32. BeLikeMonica - £0/365
    33. Indigowarrior - £19/365
    34. Dollyrocker - £183/365
    35. Monz - £133/365
    36. Grandads offspring - £0/365
    37. Fennmad - £0/365
    38. Cybertortoise - £0/365
    39. Saver-upper - £5/365
    40. Miss D Meanour - £243/365
    41. Harleyquinn - £0/365
    42. Fiftynotout - £0/365
    43. Doingitanyway - £0/365
    44. Allotrope - £0/365
    45. Anthorn - £70/365
    46. *Jellie* - £50/520
    47. Roxy7699 - £252/365
    48. Nikki2804 - £35/365
    49. Missu - £150/365
    50. Hermionesaver - £58/365
    51. *DramaQueen* - £0/365
    52. Killielila - £0/365
    53. ChezzaE - £41/365
    54. Midnight Shadow - £0/730
    55. Finefoot - £0/365
    56. LadyKernow - £0/365
    57. Getmyacttogether2016 - £181/365
    58. Rubyeskimo - £31/365
    59. Lauralozzle - £89/365
    60. 2sonmum - £22/365
    61. jasonbourne - £0/730
    62. theresamum2 - £0/730
    63. Donkids22 - £486/730
    64. frugalinshropshire - £31/365
    65. Focus888 - £0/480
    66. IrishRose12 - £160/365
    67. Willkeepontrying - £0/1095
    68. Libbypaige - £0/730
    69. SEASHELL - £7/365
    70. Determined new MS - £212/365
    71. Chappie77 - £348/365
    72. Moneytree - £0/365
    73. Natoni - £0/365
    74. Tryharder - £0/365
    75. Tinks112 - £29/365
    76. Triangle - £0/365
    77. ValentinoRossi46 - £16/365
    78. Olaf2014 - £0/365
    79. lmb4wcb - £4/730
    80. Claremylove - £151/365
    81. Olliedoll92 - £6/365
    82. Benjo_Munro - £2/365
    83. DebtFreeDebbie - £0/365
    84. River.Bee - £161/365
    85. Dreamtruce - £0/365
    86. Ploppy57 - £5.05/250
    87. in96bal - £0/365
    88. Fosterae - £0/365
    Last edited by Ellieseleven; 31-08-2017 at 1:03 PM.
    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 26th Nov 16, 8:14 AM
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    • #3
    • 26th Nov 16, 8:14 AM
    • #3
    • 26th Nov 16, 8:14 AM
    Saved for other information
    Debt Free 1st March 2017
    Saving for Xmas 2017 #1 £548/ £732
    DFBXMAS 2017 #18 £1978/1,978 100%
    EF #142 - 1027/1000
    • Purplemumof2
    • By Purplemumof2 26th Nov 16, 8:59 AM
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    • #4
    • 26th Nov 16, 8:59 AM
    • #4
    • 26th Nov 16, 8:59 AM
    Morning Ellie,

    Please count me in for 2017.

    Thanks.

    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
    • Wentthedaywell?
    • By Wentthedaywell? 26th Nov 16, 9:13 AM
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    • #5
    • 26th Nov 16, 9:13 AM
    • #5
    • 26th Nov 16, 9:13 AM
    Thanks for doing this again Ellie. Please count me in too!(and move me up the list if there's a gap? ).
    Save £13k in 2017 #12: £10,000. Jan-July £3250
    £365 in 365 days 2017 #2
    Save £10,000 p.a, 2013-17: 2013 £11,500, 2014 £10,000, 2015 £6,500, 2016 £14,000
    • triple choc chip
    • By triple choc chip 26th Nov 16, 10:20 AM
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    • #6
    • 26th Nov 16, 10:20 AM
    • #6
    • 26th Nov 16, 10:20 AM
    I'm in! I was no.3 last year but don't mind if I've been pipped this year, I enjoyed my lie-in this morning
    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: £456/£650 70%
    Emergency fund £1k
    • Pinkwhisk
    • By Pinkwhisk 26th Nov 16, 10:36 AM
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    Pinkwhisk
    • #7
    • 26th Nov 16, 10:36 AM
    • #7
    • 26th Nov 16, 10:36 AM
    Yay! I've been keep an eye out on this for weeks! Count me in please :-) xx
    DRO submitted: 30/6/17
    DRO accepted: 4/7/17
    Week : 3/52
    Joint debt (30/6/17) = £17686
    • Pinkwhisk
    • By Pinkwhisk 26th Nov 16, 10:37 AM
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    • #8
    • 26th Nov 16, 10:37 AM
    • #8
    • 26th Nov 16, 10:37 AM
    Grrr it won't let me edit my post - I ment to say my goal will be £1 a day - start off smallish! Xx
    DRO submitted: 30/6/17
    DRO accepted: 4/7/17
    Week : 3/52
    Joint debt (30/6/17) = £17686
    • Westie983
    • By Westie983 26th Nov 16, 2:47 PM
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    • #9
    • 26th Nov 16, 2:47 PM
    • #9
    • 26th Nov 16, 2:47 PM
    Im in,

    Thanks Ellie,

    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%

    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
    • MrsShazbat
    • By MrsShazbat 26th Nov 16, 3:01 PM
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    MrsShazbat
    Count me in please x
    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 *
    • Ellieseleven
    • By Ellieseleven 26th Nov 16, 3:38 PM
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    Ellieseleven
    Morning Ellie,

    Please count me in for 2017.

    Thanks.

    Pmo2
    X
    Originally posted by Purplemumof2
    Hello and welcome!

    Purplemumof2 your number is 7

    You won't regret joining us

    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 26th Nov 16, 3:39 PM
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    Ellieseleven
    Thanks for doing this again Ellie. Please count me in too!(and move me up the list if there's a gap? ).
    Originally posted by Wentthedaywell?
    Glad to see you again Wentthedaywell? Your new number for 2017 is 2

    Here's to another successful year of this challenge

    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 26th Nov 16, 3:41 PM
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    Ellieseleven
    I'm in! I was no.3 last year but don't mind if I've been pipped this year, I enjoyed my lie-in this morning
    Originally posted by triple choc chip
    Number 3 is yours Triple choc chip - glad you enjoyed your lie in

    Here's to another successful year of this challenge.

    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 26th Nov 16, 3:43 PM
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    Ellieseleven
    Yay! I've been keep an eye out on this for weeks! Count me in please :-) xx
    Originally posted by Pinkwhisk
    Hello and welcome to our fabulous challenge

    Pinkwhisk your number is 4

    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
    • Pinkwhisk
    • By Pinkwhisk 26th Nov 16, 3:44 PM
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    Pinkwhisk
    Yay thank you! X
    DRO submitted: 30/6/17
    DRO accepted: 4/7/17
    Week : 3/52
    Joint debt (30/6/17) = £17686
    • Ellieseleven
    • By Ellieseleven 26th Nov 16, 3:44 PM
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    Ellieseleven
    Im in,

    Thanks Ellie,

    Westie983
    Originally posted by Westie983
    Hello again Westie, lets make this another successful challenge

    Your number is 6

    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 26th Nov 16, 3:46 PM
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    Ellieseleven
    Count me in please x
    Originally posted by MrsShazbat
    Hello again MrsShazbat, great to have you with us.

    Your new number is 8 (you've moved up the list a bit, I hope that is ok).

    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
    • wooohooo
    • By wooohooo 26th Nov 16, 3:52 PM
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    wooohooo
    Can I join please x
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    • Ellieseleven
    • By Ellieseleven 26th Nov 16, 4:36 PM
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    Can I join please x
    Originally posted by wooohooo
    You are very welcome to join us, I've allocated numbers for everyone so far and yours is 22.

    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 26th Nov 16, 4:41 PM
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    Ellieseleven
    Hello again,

    I've started to compile our members list at the top of this thread. I've set everyone's target as £365 but I know some people want to go for more or less than that. Just let me know what your target for the year is and I will edit the figure.

    There were quite a lot of people who joined last year but never updated so you will probably find you have a new number for this challenge (apart from a few exceptions), I hope this is okay.

    I've also left number 13 blank at the moment as I don't know how you may feel about that number but if anyone is happy to take it, it is free.

    Let me know if anything needs amending

    Ellie x
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    Saving for Xmas 2017 #1 £548/ £732
    DFBXMAS 2017 #18 £1978/1,978 100%
    EF #142 - 1027/1000
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