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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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    • dizzybee
    • By dizzybee 26th Nov 16, 5:02 PM
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    dizzybee
    Could you count me in please, need to get a grip with some savings for next christmas.x



    • Ellieseleven
    • By Ellieseleven 26th Nov 16, 5:07 PM
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    Ellieseleven
    Could you count me in please, need to get a grip with some savings for next christmas.x
    Originally posted by dizzybee
    Hello and welcome Dizzybee, your number is 23

    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
    • triple choc chip
    • By triple choc chip 26th Nov 16, 6:10 PM
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    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
    Originally posted by Ellieseleven
    Thank you! I will aim for £650 next year as that's all I need.
    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
    • Autumnella
    • By Autumnella 26th Nov 16, 6:24 PM
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    Autumnella
    Can I join and do £520, so £10 per week? Thanks
    • Kim_13
    • By Kim_13 26th Nov 16, 6:36 PM
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    Kim_13
    Could I join please? I started a separate account for Christmas midway through the year and have managed £100 so far, fingers crossed for more next year.
    Sealed Pot 10 #520 ~ ~£66.55/£100
    VSP 2017 #9 ~ £41.40/£250.00
    CCCC 2017 #1 ~ £179.71/£120.00
    EF #170 ~ £500
    Xmas 2017 #25 ~ £5/£365
    365 Day Penny Challenge #4 ~ £17.31/£667.95
    • Purplemumof2
    • By Purplemumof2 26th Nov 16, 6:44 PM
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    Purplemumof2
    Hello and welcome!

    Purplemumof2 your number is 7

    You won't regret joining us

    Ellie x
    Originally posted by Ellieseleven
    Thanks Ellie xx
    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
    • Sylar321
    • By Sylar321 26th Nov 16, 11:40 PM
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    Sylar321
    Hi please can I join this challenge? I'm happy to be number 13
    Virtual sealed pot challenge 34 2016 £300.81/£500
    2017 £29.29/£500
    Of
    365 day penny challenge £ 13.26/£667.95
    HTB isa- £702.63
    • Georgiegirl2012
    • By Georgiegirl2012 27th Nov 16, 1:36 AM
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    Georgiegirl2012
    Me please
    Can you count me in please?

    I have logged back in today for the first time in several years mostly because I am, to put it mildly, a little strapped for cash (£16,500 debt) so time to pull my big girl pants up and sort it out.

    There will be a diary before the end of November

    New sig required as well I guess ......
    Last edited by Georgiegirl2012; 27-11-2016 at 1:37 AM. Reason: Additional info
    • Scottishmummy
    • By Scottishmummy 27th Nov 16, 1:51 AM
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    Scottishmummy
    Count me in again for £2 a day
    The person who moves a mountain begins by carrying small stones.
    £2 savers 2017 #12 = (£994) £0 Xmas 2017 #27 = (£1070) £2 20p savers #78
    Virtual Sealed Pot 2017 #23 (£275.24) £6.53/£200

    Proud to be No. 47 of the DMP mutual support club
    DFW Nerd #380. Proud to be dealing with my debt
    • crazy_cat_lady
    • By crazy_cat_lady 27th Nov 16, 8:34 AM
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    crazy_cat_lady
    Thanks for this Ellie - it's made a massive difference to me this year so I'm really looking forward to saving for 2017. My new tin already has a bit of cash in it but feels very empty...
    NSTSeptember #32 NSD 8/18 RYSAW17 #1 £1313.42 20p Savers #88 £1 a day for Xmas # DFD 6 Nov 15 - paid £28,447
    • Pinkwhisk
    • By Pinkwhisk 27th Nov 16, 1:18 PM
    • 187 Posts
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    Pinkwhisk
    Got my pot woo.

    And potted my £31 for this month ���� . Feels so great knowing I'll have money in a year's time!

    PW x
    DRO submitted: 30/6/17
    DRO accepted: 4/7/17
    Week : 3/52
    Joint debt (30/6/17) = £17686
    • Cwtchie
    • By Cwtchie 27th Nov 16, 7:35 PM
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    Cwtchie
    I'd love to try as well, thank you ��
    £250 shopping, diesel and any other spends
    December 16- January 15 £345.06/250.00 -£95.06
    £2 saving a day for christmas 2017 £0/£730
    Total debt paid off before 26 December 2017 £3142.31/14,053.85 = £10911.54 left to go
    • curlywurly82
    • By curlywurly82 27th Nov 16, 8:31 PM
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    curlywurly82
    Please can I be counted in?

    I did it last year and although I didn't manage 365 what I did manage has helped. If nothing else I have a pot full of change for taxis
    • cat1978
    • By cat1978 28th Nov 16, 10:47 AM
    • 46 Posts
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    cat1978
    Yes please
    Good morning,

    Please can I join again? I've saved £732 for this Christmas, but was still a bit short. Debating whether to up it to £2.50 a day!!!

    Cat
    • Lady-T
    • By Lady-T 28th Nov 16, 11:39 AM
    • 36 Posts
    • 67 Thanks
    Lady-T
    Hi I'm new to this but it sounds fantastic. Can I join please £1 a day.
    Thanks.
    • BeLikeMonica
    • By BeLikeMonica 28th Nov 16, 3:10 PM
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    BeLikeMonica
    Hello, can I please join. £1/day. Thanks!
    Collect Moments Not Things
    • Ellieseleven
    • By Ellieseleven 28th Nov 16, 6:31 PM
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    Ellieseleven
    Thank you! I will aim for £650 next year as that's all I need.
    Originally posted by triple choc chip
    That's fantastic TCC - I've updated your target

    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 28th Nov 16, 6:32 PM
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    Ellieseleven
    Can I join and do £520, so £10 per week? Thanks
    Originally posted by Autumnella
    Welcome! Autumnella your number is 24

    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 28th Nov 16, 6:33 PM
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    Ellieseleven
    Could I join please? I started a separate account for Christmas midway through the year and have managed £100 so far, fingers crossed for more next year.
    Originally posted by Kim_13
    Welcome to our challenge!

    Kim_13 your number is 25

    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 28th Nov 16, 6:34 PM
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    Ellieseleven
    Hi please can I join this challenge? I'm happy to be number 13
    Originally posted by Sylar321
    Welcome! Sylar321 your number is 13

    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
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