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    • Aesop
    • By Aesop 30th Jan 17, 8:17 PM
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    Aesop
    Make 10 a Day February 2017 - Everybody most welcome to join
    • #1
    • 30th Jan 17, 8:17 PM
    Make 10 a Day February 2017 - Everybody most welcome to join 30th Jan 17 at 8:17 PM
    Hello and welcome everybody


    This is the 114th month of this challenge, which was first started by Batgirl, in September 2007.

    Thanks to Batgirl for starting it, lynnejk, Rawdinosaur, Emmaglet, Nat21luv, Monkeynut, Sweetpeas, Purpleroses, JesaRose, MizMir for keeping the thread going.

    I know this first post is long, but please read as it give tips on how this challenge works. Some of the content has changed

    If you're new to the challenge don't be scared - here's how it works:

    The aim of this challenge is to make 10 extra a day everyday for the month. A lot of people think this is impossible but it can and has been done, over and over. If you feel 10 is too much why not start at 5 or if you're brave join those who aim for 20 a day! Anything extra you make is great so set whatever target you think you can manage.

    It also doesn't have to be 10 each and every day - some days you make more and some days you make less, but aim for 280 extra at the end of the month.

    The idea is that everyone posts how they are making extra money and these shared ideas help all of us to learn new ways to help cut debt or earn/save money.

    What cannot be added:
    Wages from your main job

    What can be added:
    Overtime
    Income from a second job
    Daily clicks
    Interest
    Vouchers
    Mystery shopping
    And much, much more.

    This board moves pretty quickly, so be sure to subscribe and read it regularly. Below are some ideas to get you started and a great place to read when you're in need of inspiration.

    Sell your old books/DVDs/CDs/games here:
    Amazon.co.uk, play.com, webuybooks, zapper, CEX

    Ebay - a place to sell anything and everything.

    Gumtree, Preloved, cquot, ebid, craigslist, vivastreet, netmums.com, trade-it , Friday ad, priceminster - these are all places you can sell items too.

    Survey sites - mysurvey and pinecone, prolific academic tend to be the best but there are many more it really depends on you finding the ones that work best for you - toluna, harris poll, valued opinions etc

    also join Topcashback and Quidco - type in surveys in the search engine and some will pay you to join up with them.

    Sealed Pot Challenge 2016 - basically you put your change into a jar over the year so in December you should have a nice pot of money to help

    Mobile phone to recycle? try Martin's mobile recycling comparison site first to see where you may get the best deal!

    Music Magpie - have cds/dvds you haven't been able to sell at carboots or online. Try your luck here. Is you do sell your albums/dvds be sure to go via quidco to get a few more pennies

    etsy and folksy - If you enjoy making crafts why not have a go at selling them on etsy or folksy. They've been getting increasingly busier each year.

    Collect Boots points while shopping online.

    Don't forget to search for your online shop at nectar.com before you buy, and earn nectar points for buying online, including ebay.

    Trying to find other ways to make money? Check out the Boost Your Income board. It is full of ideas, including survey companies and product testing.

    Want to help someone else out? Sign up through their referral on the referral board, and leave yours, so someone else can do the same for you.

    Keep reading for lots more ideas on how to make more money each month.

    This month's challenge is to try and make 280 (or any amount of course!) lynnejk is assisting me and will create the challengers list and update it. She will also be answering any questions she can help with and here for general advice. Having been a challenger for a while, she knows her stuff Thank you lynnejk for your help.

    Good luck everybody. Remember to post any questions or comments that you have, and let's go on encouraging each other throughout this month.

    We can and we will do it. Who's in?
    Make 10 a day January 2017 78.05
    Pinecone vouchers earnt 2017 3; Swagbucks 2017 46 QMEE 2017 1.50 Prolific Academic 2017 0.00 Slidejoy 2017 1.86 OnePulse 2017 10.10
    Shop and Scan 2017 10 ConsumerPulse 2017 10
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    • Aesop
    • By Aesop 30th Jan 17, 8:18 PM
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    Aesop
    • #2
    • 30th Jan 17, 8:18 PM
    Newbies - please read
    • #2
    • 30th Jan 17, 8:18 PM
    A must for all newbies if you are not already doing any of these:

    1. Apply to PineconeResearch here. They pay a guaranteed 3 per survey. You are never screened out, they don't send out lots, but when you get one, you know you will be paid within a few days.

    http://mysurvey123.com/pinecone-research/

    2. Apply to Shop and Scan - this is not the same as Nielsen Home Shopping Scanner. Shop and Scan is a hand held scanner, that you scan the barcodes of your shopping, you are paid 1100 points weekly for scanning, nothing if you are on holiday. You can cash out for various vouchers at 10000 points. Not much work for a good reward. They also send emails with questionnaires that are worth extra points.

    https://www.volunteer4panels.com/

    3. Quidco and topcashback toolbar notifiers - a must have for those who forget to check for cashback when browsing online before buying.

    http://www.quidco.com/cashback-reminder

    http://www.topcashback.co.uk/cashback-notifier

    4. Printable coupon thread

    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=4906235

    5. Referral board

    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/forumdisplay.php?f=42

    6. Freebies, no spends required

    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/forumdisplay.php?f=37

    7. Ebay, Carboot and Jumble Sales Board

    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/forumdisplay.php?f=40

    Links to useful money making sites for codes/points/assistance.

    Prolific Academic New Survey Alerts

    Instagc Codes and chat

    Swagbucks codes only thread

    Swagbucks chat thread
    Last edited by Aesop; 04-02-2017 at 5:43 PM.
    Make 10 a day January 2017 78.05
    Pinecone vouchers earnt 2017 3; Swagbucks 2017 46 QMEE 2017 1.50 Prolific Academic 2017 0.00 Slidejoy 2017 1.86 OnePulse 2017 10.10
    Shop and Scan 2017 10 ConsumerPulse 2017 10
    • lynnejk
    • By lynnejk 30th Jan 17, 9:08 PM
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    • #3
    • 30th Jan 17, 9:08 PM
    Challengers' list
    • #3
    • 30th Jan 17, 9:08 PM
    Hiya everyone

    Here is the challenger list for February. Good luck and hope you all make lots of monies

    1.....Aesop............................10
    2.....lynnejk..........................10
    3.....Happymac......................5
    4.....FatVonD.........................3
    5.....carbootcrazy...................10
    6.....Rosie.............................10
    7.....try harder......................10
    8.....angelicious.....................10
    9.....shariann.........................10
    10...wishies_x.......................10
    11...VintageHistorian..............4
    12...bloomfelt........................5
    13...Listerbelle......................$100 (month)
    14...Camillia_Chubb...............10
    15...Surfchik80......................10
    16...January2015...................10
    17...Kantankrus Mare.............10
    18...new leaf 88....................5
    19...helejenkins1...................10
    20...MinnieMousesMummy......400 (month)
    21...killielila..........................10
    22...Talia 1...........................10
    23...kellyd22.........................10
    24...mrshubbard....................5
    25...Sugarplum634................
    26...Florence J.......................100 (month)
    Last edited by lynnejk; 09-02-2017 at 11:01 PM.
    10day..2014=3213..2015=3421..2016=3238..2017=202.....FEB=193.18/280
    GrocC..2014=2162..2015=2083..2016=2181..2017=189.....FEB=110.40/200
    Bulk buy.......FEB=28.60
    GC.NSD....2015=216....2016=213....2017=17....FEB=08/15
    SPC130x57...2014=1178...2015=1287...2016=4616. ..2017=44.22
    OS WL= -1/4 ......CC =0......Savings = 7600
    • Happymac
    • By Happymac 30th Jan 17, 10:59 PM
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    • #4
    • 30th Jan 17, 10:59 PM
    • #4
    • 30th Jan 17, 10:59 PM
    I am in for 5 a day
    5 a day in January - 85/155
    5 a day in February - 78.58/140
    • FatVonD
    • By FatVonD 30th Jan 17, 10:59 PM
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    FatVonD
    • #5
    • 30th Jan 17, 10:59 PM
    • #5
    • 30th Jan 17, 10:59 PM
    Yay, a shiny new thread!

    I will pledge to make 3 a day again, please

    My book supply is soon to come to an end so I'm going to have to get a bit more creative with my money making! I did look for table top sales in my area but nothing doing. Need to get my thinking cap on
    Spend on clothes in 2017 15.50/33
    Make 3 a day in February 24.59/84 (Jan 98.54)
    • carbootcrazy
    • By carbootcrazy 31st Jan 17, 12:31 AM
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    carbootcrazy
    • #6
    • 31st Jan 17, 12:31 AM
    • #6
    • 31st Jan 17, 12:31 AM
    Thanks for the new thread, Aesop and Lynne

    Please put me down for the usual 10.


    Here's to a successful month for all of us
    Make 10 A Day Challenge 2017. Jan: 320.31. Feb: 183.90
    3-6 Months Emergency Fund Challenge #12: 870.00/3000. This is such hard going but I will do it.

    Original Debt: 56804 (@ LBM 02/13). Paid : 30597. Balance: 26207
    • Rosie
    • By Rosie 31st Jan 17, 9:05 AM
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    Rosie
    • #7
    • 31st Jan 17, 9:05 AM
    • #7
    • 31st Jan 17, 9:05 AM
    Thanks Aesop and Lynne for the new thread. Please can you put me down for my usual 10.
    Best of luck everyone.
    Rosie x
    Aug 10 a day 376.57/310
    Sept 10 a day 416.58/300
    Oct 10 a day 590.57/310
    Nov 10 a day 491.22/300
    Dec 10 a day 393.52/310
    Jan 10 a day 414.82/310
    • try harder
    • By try harder 31st Jan 17, 3:50 PM
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    try harder
    • #8
    • 31st Jan 17, 3:50 PM
    • #8
    • 31st Jan 17, 3:50 PM
    Please could i join in 10 a day .Thank you.
    • angelicious
    • By angelicious 31st Jan 17, 5:30 PM
    • 139 Posts
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    angelicious
    • #9
    • 31st Jan 17, 5:30 PM
    • #9
    • 31st Jan 17, 5:30 PM
    Count me in please 10 a day
    Make 10 a month Jan '17 104/310, Feb '17 437.55/280
    Frugal Living Challenge 2017
    EMERGENCY FUND #200. 20/1000
    Emergency 3-6 month fund 700/7200
    How much will you spend 2017 411.79 - as of 13/01/17
    • shariann
    • By shariann 31st Jan 17, 6:15 PM
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    shariann
    10 again for me please xx
    10 a day 2017 - February 62.05/280
    2014 110.92
    2015 3732.30
    2016 1633.66
    January 208.92
    • wishies_x
    • By wishies_x 31st Jan 17, 8:58 PM
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    wishies_x
    I'm a brand newbie at this. Now the worst money month of the year for me has passed I want to crack on getting my debts down! Please can you put me down for 10? x
    2017 wins so far: Diddly squat
    Make 10 a day in February - 16.05/280
    • VintageHistorian
    • By VintageHistorian 31st Jan 17, 9:19 PM
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    VintageHistorian
    Thank you Aesop and Lynne for a new thread! Please put me down for 4 a day!
    "You won't bloom until you're planted" - Graffiti spotted in Newcastle.

    Make 4 a Day in February 2017 - 0/112 (2017 total - 41.32) | Womble #03 - 0.52 | Overpayments - 90.98 | Emergency Savings - 0.00/1000
    • bloomfelt
    • By bloomfelt 31st Jan 17, 9:31 PM
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    bloomfelt
    Please add me in for 5 a day again hoping to do better this month after a slow January
    5 a day Feb 109.44/140
    5 a day Jan 52/155
    Roadkill 2017 0


    10 a day challenge 2016 (nov/dec) 379.39
    • bloomfelt
    • By bloomfelt 31st Jan 17, 9:32 PM
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    bloomfelt
    I'm a brand newbie at this. Now the worst money month of the year for me has passed I want to crack on getting my debts down! Please can you put me down for 10? x
    Originally posted by wishies_x
    Welcome to the thread wishies
    5 a day Feb 109.44/140
    5 a day Jan 52/155
    Roadkill 2017 0


    10 a day challenge 2016 (nov/dec) 379.39
    • Listerbelle
    • By Listerbelle 1st Feb 17, 1:23 AM
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    Listerbelle
    Hi all and thanks again Aesop

    I went AWOL in Jan - too much on!!

    I'm back for another $100 for the month.

    Happy money-making everyone

    Clixsense is a current fave - the cents soon add up!
    • Camillia_Chubb
    • By Camillia_Chubb 1st Feb 17, 8:05 AM
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    Camillia_Chubb
    Please count me in for 10 a day and good luck to you all
    Make 10 a day challenge Jan 231.63
    • Surfchik80
    • By Surfchik80 1st Feb 17, 8:55 AM
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    Surfchik80
    10 a day for me too please! I'll go back and find my final January total later

    Good luck all and thanks for new thread!
    10 a day 2017 - FEB 142.82 / JAN 241.24
    • carbootcrazy
    • By carbootcrazy 1st Feb 17, 9:11 AM
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    carbootcrazy
    Welcome, wishies_x. We're a friendly bunch on here so if there's anything you'd like to know just ask. You'll be making money in no time. Good Luck


    Welcome back to all the regulars and people who've not been around for a while through other commitments. Real Life has a nasty habit of scuppering the best of plans sometimes doesn't it?


    No money actually made so far on Day 1 for me but I took part in an online focus group last night which was great fun but my brain ached at the end. I've never typed so quickly in my life in order to keep up with the comments and responses. Will bring in 40 in Amazon vouchers in the next few days


    I can't spot any local-ish (nothing is really local where I live 'out in the sticks') tabletop sales this weekend apart from one which is 20 miles away and with so little support that I'd barely cover the cost of petrol and table fee. Needless to say I'm not going to bother going. Will use my 'spare' Saturday morning to explore more ways I can find to make a bit more money online.
    Last edited by carbootcrazy; 01-02-2017 at 9:38 AM.
    Make 10 A Day Challenge 2017. Jan: 320.31. Feb: 183.90
    3-6 Months Emergency Fund Challenge #12: 870.00/3000. This is such hard going but I will do it.

    Original Debt: 56804 (@ LBM 02/13). Paid : 30597. Balance: 26207
    • carbootcrazy
    • By carbootcrazy 1st Feb 17, 10:40 AM
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    carbootcrazy
    Act quickly, 10 off gift cards
    Quick heads up in case you haven't read Martin's email today.

    10 discount on gift cards for new subscribers to Zeek (voucher/gift card resale site). Loads of retailers to choose from.

    Just joined, bought a 40 card which was discounted anyway and got the 10 off as well. Bargain

    Can have eVouchers or a physical card posted out to you. I'm getting the card sent so won't claim the money yet until it comes.

    Act quickly, there's a limited number of Martin's 10 off codes (which is MSE10 by the way)


    Good Luck
    Last edited by carbootcrazy; 01-02-2017 at 10:51 AM.
    Make 10 A Day Challenge 2017. Jan: 320.31. Feb: 183.90
    3-6 Months Emergency Fund Challenge #12: 870.00/3000. This is such hard going but I will do it.

    Original Debt: 56804 (@ LBM 02/13). Paid : 30597. Balance: 26207
    • January2015
    • By January2015 1st Feb 17, 10:52 AM
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    January2015
    Hi

    I've never tried this challenge before, but I am planning to clear out our loft and hopefully find stuff to sell. Can I join - I'm hoping the challenge will motivate me to get this much put off job done

    I'm going to aim for the 10 p/day.

    Many thanks
    DFW Nerd No. 1484 LBM 07/01/15 Debt was 95k DMP now 25.64% paid
    1k emergency fund (member #84) 1,113/1k
    Xmas 2017 1 p/day challenge No. 20 - 270/730
    Feb Make 10 p/day 74.31/280
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