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    • Ellieseleven
    • By Ellieseleven 26th Nov 16, 7:13 AM
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    Ellieseleven
    Saving for Xmas 2017 - A pound a day
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    • 26th Nov 16, 7:13 AM
    Saving for Xmas 2017 - A pound a day 26th Nov 16 at 7:13 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 £184/ £732
    DFBXMAS 2017 #18 £1978/1,978 100%
    EF #142 - 390/1000
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    • Ellieseleven
    • By Ellieseleven 28th Nov 16, 5:43 PM
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    Ellieseleven
    Can you count me in please?
    Originally posted by Georgiegirl2012
    Welcome! Georgiegirl2012 your number is 26

    Ellie x
    Debt Free 1st March 2017
    Saving for Xmas 2017 #1 £184/ £732
    DFBXMAS 2017 #18 £1978/1,978 100%
    EF #142 - 390/1000
    • Ellieseleven
    • By Ellieseleven 28th Nov 16, 5:44 PM
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    Ellieseleven
    Count me in again for £2 a day
    Originally posted by Scottishmummy
    Welcome back Scottishmummy your number for this year is 27

    Ellie x
    Debt Free 1st March 2017
    Saving for Xmas 2017 #1 £184/ £732
    DFBXMAS 2017 #18 £1978/1,978 100%
    EF #142 - 390/1000
    • Ellieseleven
    • By Ellieseleven 28th Nov 16, 5:45 PM
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    Ellieseleven
    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...
    Originally posted by crazy_cat_lady
    ...Mine does too
    Debt Free 1st March 2017
    Saving for Xmas 2017 #1 £184/ £732
    DFBXMAS 2017 #18 £1978/1,978 100%
    EF #142 - 390/1000
    • Ellieseleven
    • By Ellieseleven 28th Nov 16, 5:46 PM
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    Ellieseleven
    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
    Originally posted by Pinkwhisk
    Brilliant! What a great start

    Ellie x
    Debt Free 1st March 2017
    Saving for Xmas 2017 #1 £184/ £732
    DFBXMAS 2017 #18 £1978/1,978 100%
    EF #142 - 390/1000
    • Ellieseleven
    • By Ellieseleven 28th Nov 16, 5:47 PM
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    Ellieseleven
    I'd love to try as well, thank you ��
    Originally posted by Cwtchie
    Welcome! Cwtchie your number is 28

    Ellie x
    Debt Free 1st March 2017
    Saving for Xmas 2017 #1 £184/ £732
    DFBXMAS 2017 #18 £1978/1,978 100%
    EF #142 - 390/1000
    • Ellieseleven
    • By Ellieseleven 28th Nov 16, 5:49 PM
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    Ellieseleven
    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
    Originally posted by curlywurly82
    Welcome back Curlywurly82 your number for this year is 29

    Ellie x
    Debt Free 1st March 2017
    Saving for Xmas 2017 #1 £184/ £732
    DFBXMAS 2017 #18 £1978/1,978 100%
    EF #142 - 390/1000
    • Ellieseleven
    • By Ellieseleven 28th Nov 16, 5:50 PM
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    Ellieseleven
    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
    Originally posted by cat1978
    Welcome back Cat1978 I've put you down for £2 a day so far but let me know what you decide.

    Your number for this year is 30

    Ellie x
    Debt Free 1st March 2017
    Saving for Xmas 2017 #1 £184/ £732
    DFBXMAS 2017 #18 £1978/1,978 100%
    EF #142 - 390/1000
    • Ellieseleven
    • By Ellieseleven 28th Nov 16, 5:51 PM
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    Ellieseleven
    Hi I'm new to this but it sounds fantastic. Can I join please £1 a day.
    Thanks.
    Originally posted by Lady-T
    You are very welcome to join Lady-T your number is 31

    Ellie x
    Debt Free 1st March 2017
    Saving for Xmas 2017 #1 £184/ £732
    DFBXMAS 2017 #18 £1978/1,978 100%
    EF #142 - 390/1000
    • Ellieseleven
    • By Ellieseleven 28th Nov 16, 5:52 PM
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    Ellieseleven
    Hello, can I please join. £1/day. Thanks!
    Originally posted by BeLikeMonica
    Welcome! BeLikeMonica your number is 32

    Ellie x
    Debt Free 1st March 2017
    Saving for Xmas 2017 #1 £184/ £732
    DFBXMAS 2017 #18 £1978/1,978 100%
    EF #142 - 390/1000
    • indigowarrior
    • By indigowarrior 28th Nov 16, 7:54 PM
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    indigowarrior
    Can I join please. £1 a day is perfect for me
    #545- SPC
    March Grocery challenge- 78.58/250
    March NSD 8/20
    Swagbucks earnings £10 amazon vouchers.
    • mummytummy
    • By mummytummy 28th Nov 16, 11:21 PM
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    mummytummy
    Thank you for adding me again Ellie I must be getting old as this year seems to have flown by, 2017 here we come
    Sealed Pot Challenge No.10 (2017) #11 (My stars from Sue-UU = 20) Save 12K in 2017 #17 £4046 MFiT-T4 #62 (32% saved) 50p Savers 2017 #2 5p Savers 2017 #2 Saving for Xmas 2017 #12 High Street Voucher savings 2017 £1200.00
    • Georgiegirl2012
    • By Georgiegirl2012 28th Nov 16, 11:23 PM
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    Georgiegirl2012
    Welcome! Georgiegirl2012 your number is 26

    Ellie x
    Originally posted by Ellieseleven
    Thank you - I had to smile at this - apparently my life is governed by the number 8. I was born on the 8th, my house number is 44, and my eldest son was born in 88. And- according to those who know about such things, it's all about karmic debt and paying back everything from your past lives.

    Sounds about right really ........
    • cat1978
    • By cat1978 29th Nov 16, 10:57 AM
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    cat1978
    Welcome back Cat1978 I've put you down for £2 a day so far but let me know what you decide.

    Your number for this year is 30

    Ellie x
    Originally posted by Ellieseleven
    I've decided to go for £900 so the plan is to save £75 per month - think I'll set up a standing order now so I don't forget.

    Thanks Ellie, really appreciate you running the thread
    • Dolly Rocker
    • By Dolly Rocker 29th Nov 16, 12:41 PM
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    Dolly Rocker
    Count me in please.

    1.00 per day for me.


    Dxxx
    Goals
    Debt free by Christmas 2017
    Save for Christmas 2017
    Goal weight of 10st 7lbs by Christmas
    Add to deposit savings
    • triple choc chip
    • By triple choc chip 29th Nov 16, 1:10 PM
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    triple choc chip
    And- according to those who know about such things, it's all about karmic debt and paying back everything from your past lives.Sounds about right really ........
    Originally posted by Georgiegirl2012
    OMG my debts from this life were bad enough! I wonder what the interest rate is like for karmic debt and whether there's a 'full and final' option..
    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: £145/£650 22.3%
    Emergency fund £1k - House deposit £23.7k
    • Lady-T
    • By Lady-T 29th Nov 16, 7:48 PM
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    Lady-T
    You are very welcome to join Lady-T your number is 31

    Ellie x
    Originally posted by Ellieseleven
    Thank you really looking forward to this.
    • Wentthedaywell?
    • By Wentthedaywell? 30th Nov 16, 6:43 AM
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    Wentthedaywell?
    Thanks Ellie. Ooh, Im 'number 2, no slacking from me next year then!
    Save £13k in 2017 #12: £10,000. Jan-March £1900
    £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
    • monz
    • By monz 30th Nov 16, 8:31 AM
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    monz
    Can you add my please x
    Debt (1/9/14) £6,702.11 Debt free (30/11/2016)
    Florida: 15th July 2017 save for spending £665 $30 (RBS Rewards £12.40)
    house deposit £5,300.09/10,000
    Xmas 2017 - 133/365 No.35
    • Grandad's Offspring
    • By Grandad's Offspring 30th Nov 16, 9:05 PM
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    Grandad's Offspring
    Hello, could I please join you all, I aim for £1 a day. Thank you.
    car finance £1072/£8285 by sept 2018
    #188 £1000 EF £8.45/£1000
    3-6 months salary £80/£5000
    • Georgiegirl2012
    • By Georgiegirl2012 30th Nov 16, 9:52 PM
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    Georgiegirl2012
    Bought a tin today - put £5 in but am aiming for £2/day
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