Your browser isn't supported
It looks like you're using an old web browser. To get the most out of the site and to ensure guides display correctly, we suggest upgrading your browser now. Download the latest:

Welcome to the MSE Forums

We're home to a fantastic community of MoneySavers but anyone can post. Please exercise caution & report spam, illegal, offensive or libellous posts/messages: click "report" or email forumteam@.

Search
  • FIRST POST
    • helejenkins1
    • By helejenkins1 29th Dec 16, 11:03 AM
    • 148Posts
    • 1,035Thanks
    helejenkins1
    The365 Day Penny Challenge
    • #1
    • 29th Dec 16, 11:03 AM
    The365 Day Penny Challenge 29th Dec 16 at 11:03 AM
    A friend of mine has just started this challenge on Facebook and I thought it seemed like a fun way of saving.
    I have started this thread to keep me motivated but if anyone wants to join me then please feel free to do so and I will start a challenger list.
    Also if anyone knows of a simular challenge then please point me in the right direction as I have searched and can't seem to find one.
    The idea of the challenge is that
    Day 1- Save 1p
    Day5- Save 5p
    Day 100- Save £1.00
    Day 365 Save £3.65

    By the end of the year you will have saved £667.95.

    I am not going to save in order of the day as it will get quite expensive as the year goes on but will do it according to the loose change I have at the time. I have started a spread sheet and will shade in each amount I have saved.

    Looking forward to meeting fellow money savers
    £10 a day challenge 2017 Jan 2017 £358.80/£310 Feb £285.00/£280.00
    £1 per day £63/£365
    Virtual Sealed Pot Challenge #17 £46.00/£200
    365 Day Penny Challenge £109.62/£667.95

Page 6
    • sunshineyday
    • By sunshineyday 31st Jan 17, 7:29 AM
    • 742 Posts
    • 8,404 Thanks
    sunshineyday
    In Jan I stuck to this and put £4.96 away which should be right,provided my maths adds up! Feb I've budgeted £13, I became debt free today so may be able to squirrel away a bit more here and there from now on, but I'm on track at least.
    Originally posted by lcc86
    Wow, congratulations on becoming debt free, that's brilliant news, well done !!!!
    • 32b3in2013
    • By 32b3in2013 31st Jan 17, 8:52 PM
    • 1,915 Posts
    • 16,566 Thanks
    32b3in2013
    Evening

    £30 saved for the next 4 weeks. A total of £45 now.

    Best wishes

    32b3
    SPC9 #125 - £816.85
    Jan 17 NSD - 1/15

    CCC 2017 #24 - £46/£300
    • claireyfairy82
    • By claireyfairy82 31st Jan 17, 9:40 PM
    • 82 Posts
    • 1,124 Thanks
    claireyfairy82
    Up to £193.66 now.

    I get paid monthly so sticking the whole month worth in at a time, I mixed the daily amounts up a bit to make sure I'm not putting as much in during a month where I know I won't have as much spare. I even managed to add some extra last month about £25 odd extra.
    Jan 2017: £294.83/£250 NSD:
    Feb 2017: £56.16/£200 NSD:
    Mar 2017: £0/£250 NSD:
    Apr 2017: £0/£200 NSD:


    365 day penny savers challenge: £194.72/£667.95
    • takingcontrolatlast
    • By takingcontrolatlast 3rd Feb 17, 6:17 PM
    • 596 Posts
    • 2,009 Thanks
    takingcontrolatlast
    In Jan I stuck to this and put £4.96 away which should be right,provided my maths adds up! Feb I've budgeted £13, I became debt free today so may be able to squirrel away a bit more here and there from now on, but I'm on track at least.
    Originally posted by lcc86
    Congrats on becoming debt free I'm so happy for you
    Debt 2015 - £35K, Debt 2016 - £32K, Debt 2017 - £31K

    365 day challenge: £15.96/£667.95 - jar
    365 day challenge: £13.88/£667.95 - weekly account

    Overdraft £1700/£1686.12
    • mrshubbard
    • By mrshubbard 4th Feb 17, 8:08 PM
    • 117 Posts
    • 578 Thanks
    mrshubbard
    Lcc - Congratulations! That's brilliant - well done :

    Up to £33.44 now
    1 debt vs 100 days -£120/£2681.13
    365 day penny challenge - £43.57/£667.95
    MSE action a week challenge 6/52
    NST - 9/15 NSDs £116/£120 food budget Blown it!/£30 spends
    Debts - CC1-£2625.49 £2505.49 CC2-£4415.13 CC3-£10,000ish?!
    • helejenkins1
    • By helejenkins1 5th Feb 17, 5:25 PM
    • 148 Posts
    • 1,035 Thanks
    helejenkins1
    Wow guys.Everyone is doing so well.
    I've been rubbish at posting but I am making sure I put 1 amount in my money pig everyday.

    I think its about £40 I'm on now but I am updating my signature everyday.
    £10 a day challenge 2017 Jan 2017 £358.80/£310 Feb £285.00/£280.00
    £1 per day £63/£365
    Virtual Sealed Pot Challenge #17 £46.00/£200
    365 Day Penny Challenge £109.62/£667.95

    • helejenkins1
    • By helejenkins1 5th Feb 17, 5:26 PM
    • 148 Posts
    • 1,035 Thanks
    helejenkins1
    Just saw my signature £50.15.

    More than I thought
    £10 a day challenge 2017 Jan 2017 £358.80/£310 Feb £285.00/£280.00
    £1 per day £63/£365
    Virtual Sealed Pot Challenge #17 £46.00/£200
    365 Day Penny Challenge £109.62/£667.95

    • abundant1972
    • By abundant1972 8th Feb 17, 6:07 PM
    • 1,067 Posts
    • 7,709 Thanks
    abundant1972
    Hi all...

    I dunno if I am officially 'in' the challenge as my name hasn't been added still but I'll post anyhow

    I'm going to be away next week and may not be able to post, so I have paid up until the end of Feb, as well as the last week in December, and the 01st Dec. My aim will be to pay off all of the dates from my birthday in Nov to the end of the year... so I'll get a nice bonus then!!!

    Total = £46.16
    *** Credit Cards £1800.00***
    Follow your heart & be true to yourself always
    Help To Buy ISA = £3200.00. EF = £2550.00/£4500.00
    NST Feb : NSD=16/15. £Remaining : Food=1.22/80.00. Spends=0.00/80.00
    365 Day 1p Challenge = £46.16/£667.95. £1.00 a Day = £59.00/£365.00
    Meditation = 0/7. Nature Walk = 0/1. Gym = 0/2. Cash Bonus = £48.00/£399.00
    • Pickle_99_uk
    • By Pickle_99_uk 11th Feb 17, 10:19 AM
    • 95 Posts
    • 359 Thanks
    Pickle_99_uk
    It' creeping up for me too. Well done all. x
    £74.42
    365 day penny challenge £95.16/£667.95
    • Honeysucklelou2
    • By Honeysucklelou2 13th Feb 17, 12:31 AM
    • 62 Posts
    • 148 Thanks
    Honeysucklelou2
    Just totted up how much I've saved so far and have reached £23.50. I've changed it slightly for myself in that I started putting cash into a tin, but since I pay for everything by card or direct debit or standing order I rarely have cash in the house, so I have been using a new savings account and transferring it by telephone banking each time. Still crossing off different amounts so not doing it in order but noting which amounts I've paid on which days so as to keep a good record.
    paydbx #90 £150/£10,000
    365 day penny challenge £23.50/£667.95
    • focus888
    • By focus888 15th Feb 17, 11:35 PM
    • 1,762 Posts
    • 4,131 Thanks
    focus888
    Hi all, everyone doing so well. Just did a quick count up and ive got just over £50 very happy with that. Just adding as and when I have some money on me which is quite rare xx
    Saving for Xmas 2017 - #65
    365 Penny challenge - #16
    How Much Will You Spend in 2017 - #16
    • IrishRose12
    • By IrishRose12 16th Feb 17, 11:31 PM
    • 1,443 Posts
    • 6,176 Thanks
    IrishRose12
    Hi guys. Haven't been able to get on as much as I'd like but I'm still saving!

    I'm doing mine a bit different where I'm picking a number out of a tub and putting that amount in for that day. I'm currently at £37.70 Thankfully I'm not using a sealed tin for this challenge so I've been able to switch my £ coins around for notes instead.
    Pay all debt off by Christmas 2017 #57 £310.62/£1,500

    £1 a day challenge 2017 #66 - £50/ £365


    The 365 Day Penny Challenge #2 - £30.70/£650
    • mrshubbard
    • By mrshubbard 17th Feb 17, 4:43 PM
    • 117 Posts
    • 578 Thanks
    mrshubbard
    I'm still going with this too Think I'm a couple of days behind so need to put a few double amounts in. Up to £41.17.
    1 debt vs 100 days -£120/£2681.13
    365 day penny challenge - £43.57/£667.95
    MSE action a week challenge 6/52
    NST - 9/15 NSDs £116/£120 food budget Blown it!/£30 spends
    Debts - CC1-£2625.49 £2505.49 CC2-£4415.13 CC3-£10,000ish?!
    • Pickle_99_uk
    • By Pickle_99_uk 19th Feb 17, 6:14 PM
    • 95 Posts
    • 359 Thanks
    Pickle_99_uk
    Hi,

    I'm at £95.16

    Hubby now frightened to leave any change lying around!
    365 day penny challenge £95.16/£667.95
    • foxyloxy11
    • By foxyloxy11 20th Feb 17, 8:32 PM
    • 172 Posts
    • 800 Thanks
    foxyloxy11
    Hello! I have been doing this since the beginning of Jan on my little ol' lonesome so imagine how chuffed I was to find a thread to keep me motivated.
    I'd love to join please!!
    Before you know it, it'll be xmas and we'll all have nice pots full But i'll have to remember to bank all £1 coins before October. (old ones anyway)
    365 day penny challenge - £24.85/£667.95
    £1000 Emergency fund challenge #225 - £150/£650
    • takingcontrolatlast
    • By takingcontrolatlast 21st Feb 17, 6:44 PM
    • 596 Posts
    • 2,009 Thanks
    takingcontrolatlast
    I'm still on target for February but running out of change - oh no !!

    If I see a penny on the floor I normally leave it... no more
    Debt 2015 - £35K, Debt 2016 - £32K, Debt 2017 - £31K

    365 day challenge: £15.96/£667.95 - jar
    365 day challenge: £13.88/£667.95 - weekly account

    Overdraft £1700/£1686.12
    • takingcontrolatlast
    • By takingcontrolatlast 25th Feb 17, 10:15 PM
    • 596 Posts
    • 2,009 Thanks
    takingcontrolatlast
    I've decided to use the savings in the bank from this challenge to help reduce my overdraft.

    Need to wait till payday on Tuesday though to "top it up".

    This is the longest I have stuck to a challenge
    Debt 2015 - £35K, Debt 2016 - £32K, Debt 2017 - £31K

    365 day challenge: £15.96/£667.95 - jar
    365 day challenge: £13.88/£667.95 - weekly account

    Overdraft £1700/£1686.12
    • mrshubbard
    • By mrshubbard 25th Feb 17, 10:56 PM
    • 117 Posts
    • 578 Thanks
    mrshubbard
    Still going, not done a tot up for a bit though, started ticking off some of those higher amounts
    1 debt vs 100 days -£120/£2681.13
    365 day penny challenge - £43.57/£667.95
    MSE action a week challenge 6/52
    NST - 9/15 NSDs £116/£120 food budget Blown it!/£30 spends
    Debts - CC1-£2625.49 £2505.49 CC2-£4415.13 CC3-£10,000ish?!
Welcome to our new Forum!

Our aim is to save you money quickly and easily. We hope you like it!

Forum Team Contact us

Live Stats

790Posts Today

6,902Users online

Martin's Twitter
  • Good morning & goodbye. Now my series is over, I'm going to take a week off work & twitter to spend time with Mrs & mini MSE. Ta ta for now

  • RT @JulieGriff4: £2800 paid into my bank thanks to @MartinSLewis advice about packaged accounts. Unexpected and welcome. Great advice ????

  • RT @justwanna: Listened to an hour's worth of @MartinSLewis podcasts. Now have a pathological need to save some money!

  • Follow Martin