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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
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    • 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 September 2017 81.68.
    August 2017 390.47
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    • carbootcrazy
    • By carbootcrazy 1st Feb 17, 11:07 AM
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    carbootcrazy
    Lovely to see you over here, January2015. I feel like we're old friends from chatting so often on another thread


    You're very welcome to join us and if there's anything at all you'd like to know please just ask. We're a very helpful and friendly bunch on here, like on the other thread, but maybe replies to queries might take a bit longer to be answered here as a lot of people don't get online all that regularly.


    I should warn you, this challenge is seriously addictive. When I joined I never imagined I'd make anywhere near 5 a month but it was a lot easier than I thought and I'm usually managing to hit a 10 target most months now. The extra money sure does help

    Good Luck
    Last edited by carbootcrazy; 01-02-2017 at 12:32 PM.
    Make 10 A Day Challenge 2017. Jan-Oct: 4500 ish
    Signing off for 2017, already smashed my year's target
    3-6 Months Emergency Fund Challenge #12: 3733.00/5000.

    Original Debt: 56804 (@ LBM 02/13). Balance now: 15841
    . Getting there. Balance so out of date, must update asap!
    • Kantankrus Mare
    • By Kantankrus Mare 1st Feb 17, 11:18 AM
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    Kantankrus Mare
    Thanks Lynne and Aesop for new thread. Also big thanks to carbootcrazy who is a constant motivator on the thread!

    Going to bite the bullet and actually go for 10 a day this month please.
    Last edited by Kantankrus Mare; 01-02-2017 at 11:30 AM.
    Make 10 a day challenge Jan/215.84/ Feb 146.45/ Mar 192.55/Apr 171.20/ May 156.40/june 95.55/ Jul 383.85/Aug 211.60/Sep 282.35/Oct 122.54/Nov 217.53
    Walk 2000 miles in 2017....1490.18 miles
    • bloomfelt
    • By bloomfelt 1st Feb 17, 11:26 AM
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    bloomfelt
    Starting the month off with 3.81 from qmee - was trying to wait till I had 5 but its seeming to take forever. Impressed though its my first cash out and was transferred immediately
    5 a day November 80.27/150
    5 a day 2017 (so far)1120.74
    • wishies_x
    • By wishies_x 1st Feb 17, 12:59 PM
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    wishies_x
    Day one done My mum came over and gave me a 5 morrisons voucher.. I topped petrol up and I got my own 5 morrisons voucher yippie! I also had my first little go at wombling, I found some asda receipts in my purse and checked them, I have 1.51 to use. I also checked my previous 3 shops with them and I can't remember the amount but I am due a little amount back as evouchers, but I will wait until they are showing . 11.51 so far .

    I really hope I can stick to this, I've been lurking on older threads and you guys are such an inspiration. Thank you
    2017 wins so far: Diddly squat
    Make 10 a day in February - 16.05/280
    • bloomfelt
    • By bloomfelt 1st Feb 17, 1:35 PM
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    bloomfelt
    Another 10 to add for me - got an email through for a free photo panel worth 11.99 so only had to pay 1.99 Postage thats the valentine pressie sorted
    5 a day November 80.27/150
    5 a day 2017 (so far)1120.74
    • January2015
    • By January2015 1st Feb 17, 2:19 PM
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    January2015
    Lovely to see you over here, January2015. I feel like we're old friends from chatting so often on another thread


    You're very welcome to join us and if there's anything at all you'd like to know please just ask. We're a very helpful and friendly bunch on here, like on the other thread, but maybe replies to queries might take a bit longer to be answered here as a lot of people don't get online all that regularly.

    I like the sound of getting addicted to this challenge - it will be good to get addicted to clearing the junk we have collected I was going to get rid of all our vinyl records (we have loads) but I see they are making a comeback.....I don't think OH will be able to part with those

    I should warn you, this challenge is seriously addictive. When I joined I never imagined I'd make anywhere near 5 a month but it was a lot easier than I thought and I'm usually managing to hit a 10 target most months now. The extra money sure does help

    Good Luck
    Originally posted by carbootcrazy
    Hi cbc

    Lovely to see you - and many thanks for inspiring/motivating words. All helps push me to get this done

    I have been in the loft today and taken a car load to the tip (sorted into books and clothes for recycling and a serious load of junk that I don't know why it ever went into the loft in the first place ). However, I have caught the cabling in the loft today and somehow blown the lighting system up there......so I've disconnected the electrics to the loft on the fuse box (flipped the switch lol) and will wait until the other half gets home to see what I have done. It's not as simple as a blown lightbulb - I tried changing that. Definitely done something. Hey ho.....I have a good pile bought down to start dusting it off and getting it onto eBay/facebook sales pages.
    DFW Nerd No. 1484 LBM 07/01/15 Debt was 95k I'm driving it down
    1k emergency fund (member #84) 1k/1k
    Xmas 2017 1 p/day challenge No. 20 - 420/730
    Make 10 p/day Feb 74.31, Mar 664.37 Apr 40
    • Happymac
    • By Happymac 1st Feb 17, 6:55 PM
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    Happymac
    I am off and running with 1.42....feeling very determined this month!!
    November 40.33/155
    • bloomfelt
    • By bloomfelt 1st Feb 17, 7:33 PM
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    bloomfelt
    Having a great start to this month fingers crossed it keeps going like this another 10 fb sale for me
    5 a day November 80.27/150
    5 a day 2017 (so far)1120.74
    • shariann
    • By shariann 1st Feb 17, 9:51 PM
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    shariann
    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
    Originally posted by carbootcrazy
    Thanks for this CBC. I've had a mad day today and hadn't seen the email but just signed up and got 30 cineworld voucher for 17.20
    So that's me off to a good start
    10 a day November - 177.83300
    2014 110.92
    2015 3732.30
    2016 1633.66
    January 208.92 February 87.28 March 178.64 April 112.76 May 213.63 June 317.93 July 359.85 August 449.15 September 120.15 October 353.42
    • shariann
    • By shariann 1st Feb 17, 9:57 PM
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    shariann
    Also used a 4 MOC in M&S and 2 Shopmium so up to 18.80 on day one - let's hope I can keep it up!
    10 a day November - 177.83300
    2014 110.92
    2015 3732.30
    2016 1633.66
    January 208.92 February 87.28 March 178.64 April 112.76 May 213.63 June 317.93 July 359.85 August 449.15 September 120.15 October 353.42
    • carbootcrazy
    • By carbootcrazy 1st Feb 17, 9:57 PM
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    carbootcrazy
    Thanks for this CBC. I've had a mad day today and hadn't seen the email but just signed up and got 30 cineworld voucher for 17.20
    So that's me off to a good start
    Originally posted by shariann
    Brilliant. I'm really glad that someone found my alert useful
    Make 10 A Day Challenge 2017. Jan-Oct: 4500 ish
    Signing off for 2017, already smashed my year's target
    3-6 Months Emergency Fund Challenge #12: 3733.00/5000.

    Original Debt: 56804 (@ LBM 02/13). Balance now: 15841
    . Getting there. Balance so out of date, must update asap!
    • Aesop
    • By Aesop 2nd Feb 17, 12:01 AM
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    Aesop
    Brilliant. I'm really glad that someone found my alert useful
    Originally posted by carbootcrazy
    Don't forget to put your zeek referrals on the zeek thread.
    Make 10 a day September 2017 81.68.
    August 2017 390.47
    • Aesop
    • By Aesop 2nd Feb 17, 12:04 AM
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    Aesop
    Hi all and welcome to February thread.

    Keep posting and reading. You will pick up ideas and keep yourselves motivated.

    We love reading your success stories and ideas.

    Please don't post referrals on here, but do feel free to post your referrals on the referral thread.

    Back later.
    Make 10 a day September 2017 81.68.
    August 2017 390.47
    • new leaf 88
    • By new leaf 88 2nd Feb 17, 12:23 AM
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    new leaf 88
    Hi

    Could I please join for 5 day. I havent done this before and hope I can manage it. I am starting by selling unwanted items on ebay and can report 40 so far for February.

    Well done everyone you are all so inspirational.
    1% Challenge 2017 14200/0.5% Make 5 a day February 2017 #18 131.57/140 PayDept by Xmas 2017 #135 350.45/14,000
    • helejenkins1
    • By helejenkins1 2nd Feb 17, 9:52 AM
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    helejenkins1
    I'm back for 10 a day please. I smashed it last month and went quiet.

    Starting with 25 from selling an old TV stand.
    10 a day challenge 2017 Jan 2017 358.80/310 Feb 285.00/280.00 March 68.10/310.00
    1 per day 89/365
    Virtual Sealed Pot Challenge #17 77.71/200
    365 Day Penny Challenge 530.84/667.95

    • lynnejk
    • By lynnejk 2nd Feb 17, 2:18 PM
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    lynnejk
    Afternoon folks

    A warm welcome to new peoples, returners and constants

    I have up-dated the challenger list (post 3) up to here

    Good luck with the challenge and hope we all have a marvellous month - despite the atrocious weather grr.

    Back laters
    Lx
    10day..2014=3213..2015=3421..2016=3238..2017=2243....NOV=102.78/300
    GrocC..2014=2162..2015=2083..2016=2181..2017=1680....NOV=119.65/200
    Bulk buy.......NOV=21.09
    GC.NSD....2015=216....2016=213....2017=191....NOV=10/15
    SPC130x60...2014=1178...2015=1287...2016=4616...2017=3843.51
    OS WL= -4/8 ......CC =00......Savings = 10,250
    • carbootcrazy
    • By carbootcrazy 2nd Feb 17, 3:50 PM
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    carbootcrazy
    Just received my payment for the online focus group on Tuesday evening. 40 in Amazon vouchers


    Have just completed a survey on PopulusLive and see that my total is now 52 points. That means I've hit their only payout level of 50 which is worth 50. Took a looooong time to build up to this much and the surveys are pretty repetitious and boring. All worth it in the end though


    They pay at the beginning of the following month by cheque (how old-fashioned)if I correctly remember the last time they paid me so I won't be claiming the money in my total this month. Thought I'd mention it now though as I'm over the moon to have reached an eventual payout
    Last edited by carbootcrazy; 02-02-2017 at 3:58 PM.
    Make 10 A Day Challenge 2017. Jan-Oct: 4500 ish
    Signing off for 2017, already smashed my year's target
    3-6 Months Emergency Fund Challenge #12: 3733.00/5000.

    Original Debt: 56804 (@ LBM 02/13). Balance now: 15841
    . Getting there. Balance so out of date, must update asap!
    • carbootcrazy
    • By carbootcrazy 2nd Feb 17, 3:55 PM
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    carbootcrazy
    Don't forget to put your zeek referrals on the zeek thread.
    Originally posted by Aesop
    The one I posted on here wasn't a referral, it was the code from Martin's email for 10 off.

    I've just been into my new Zeek account and posted my own referral on the referral thread. That one is for 5 for everyone who signs up using it plus 5 for the referrer. I never think of doing referrals so I'm always pleased that you remind us to do it, Aesop. Thanks
    Make 10 A Day Challenge 2017. Jan-Oct: 4500 ish
    Signing off for 2017, already smashed my year's target
    3-6 Months Emergency Fund Challenge #12: 3733.00/5000.

    Original Debt: 56804 (@ LBM 02/13). Balance now: 15841
    . Getting there. Balance so out of date, must update asap!
    • MinnieMousesMummy
    • By MinnieMousesMummy 2nd Feb 17, 5:37 PM
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    MinnieMousesMummy
    Hi everyone, Please count me in for this month. My target will this month will be 400
    • killielila
    • By killielila 2nd Feb 17, 5:51 PM
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    killielila
    hiya can i come and play ... put me down for 10 a day please

    and ill declare for yesterday 9.52 so im on my way ... though if im being cheeky OH bought milk from his money rather than household so can kinda add an other 1 what do you all think lol ?

    finances disaster but babystepping back to security



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