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    • Gem-gem
    • By Gem-gem 1st Jan 17, 12:31 AM
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    Gem-gem
    £2 Savers Club for 2017
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    • 1st Jan 17, 12:31 AM
    £2 Savers Club for 2017 1st Jan 17 at 12:31 AM
    Welcome to the £2 Savers Club 2017

    The aim is to collect every £2 coin you can lay your hands on! It is entirely up to you whether you want to:
    A) Save for a particular length of time e.g. monthly or till December 2017,
    B) Save for a particular reason e.g. to pay the car insurance, to pay for a family holiday or to buy birthday presents throughout the year,
    C) Save until you have a specific amount e.g. £20 or £100 or a pot full!
    D) Save for any other reason you can think of...
    You are also welcome to do what you wish with the money. Either bank it as you please or at the end of the year or spend it as required.

    Above all else remember this is a fun thread, but the aim of this website is to SAVE, so any encouragement, comments or help you can give to others are always very welcome.

    Anyone who wishes to join (or be removed though I hope that isn’t the case!) is always very welcome, please just ask and I will add you as soon as I can and allocate you a number. Also, if anyone wants to add anything to the list such as a target or a date to aim for etc. then let me know and I will add it. However there is no pressure to do this as many people just wish to be able to save as and when they can.

    So that’s it. Start saving, comment regularly and hunt for those £2s. Any questions or comments please ask.


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    Last edited by Former MSE Jessica; 25-01-2017 at 10:04 AM.
    £2 Savers Club 2017 -no 1 £294£360
    Save £12k in 2017 - no 68 ( 4902.13/6000)
    Virtual sealed pot 2017 - no 20 £33.24/£100
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    • Gem-gem
    • By Gem-gem 1st Jan 17, 7:39 PM
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    Gem-gem
    Add me again please. Just updated the 2016 thread with my total and have put the £16 that doesn't make up a bag into my new tin but not including that in my running total so starting from £0. No specific target.
    Originally posted by Scottishmummy
    Hi Scottishmummy,
    I have just read your post in the 2016 forum - you did really well - only 3 coins away from £1k.

    You have been assigned no 12.

    Good luck.
    £2 Savers Club 2017 -no 1 £294£360
    Save £12k in 2017 - no 68 ( 4902.13/6000)
    Virtual sealed pot 2017 - no 20 £33.24/£100
    • Gem-gem
    • By Gem-gem 1st Jan 17, 7:40 PM
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    Gem-gem
    I'd like to join again for 2017 please.

    I'm aiming for £200 by Xmas
    Originally posted by DrSqueeze
    Welcome again Dr Squeeze, you have been assigned number 13.

    Hope you hit your £200 target.
    £2 Savers Club 2017 -no 1 £294£360
    Save £12k in 2017 - no 68 ( 4902.13/6000)
    Virtual sealed pot 2017 - no 20 £33.24/£100
    • curly B
    • By curly B 1st Jan 17, 9:56 PM
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    curly B
    Can I join too 2017 needs to be my year of starting to save!
    • Purplemumof2
    • By Purplemumof2 2nd Jan 17, 6:56 AM
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    Purplemumof2
    Morning Gem,

    Please could you add me again this year?

    Thanks for running this thread again.

    Happy new year.

    Pmo2
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    Official DFW Nerd Club - Member no. 791 - Proud to be dealing with my debts
    MBNA: £7000.00 Cap 1: £457.35 BC: £5000.00

    AFD 0/10 NSD 0/10 LTW 0/10
    POAMAYC 2018 #?? PD £0.00/£4000
    20p Savers 2017 £2 Savers 2017 50p Savers 2017 SPC 11 2018 #003
    • barnez
    • By barnez 2nd Jan 17, 7:16 AM
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    barnez
    Could I join in please. Put my first £4 into a tin yesterday. I don't have a specific target but I am going on a short holiday in May and this will be a big chunk of my spending money, so I would like to save at least £100.
    • DrSqueeze
    • By DrSqueeze 2nd Jan 17, 11:49 AM
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    DrSqueeze
    Welcome again Dr Squeeze, you have been assigned number 13.

    Hope you hit your £200 target.
    Originally posted by Gem-gem
    Thank you - I'm off for some petrol and expect it to cost just under £18... they might give me a special shiny coin in the change
    I am not authorised to give advice. Comments I post should only be viewed as personal opinions and suggestions.

    2017 £2 Savers Club. Target = £200. Current: £56

    • Gem-gem
    • By Gem-gem 2nd Jan 17, 1:18 PM
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    Gem-gem
    Welcome again Purplemumof2, good to hear from you. You have been assigned no 14.

    Hello to Curly B (no 15) and barnez (no 16), hope you all have extra luck in finding those shiny £2 coins.
    £2 Savers Club 2017 -no 1 £294£360
    Save £12k in 2017 - no 68 ( 4902.13/6000)
    Virtual sealed pot 2017 - no 20 £33.24/£100
    • curly B
    • By curly B 2nd Jan 17, 4:53 PM
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    curly B
    Thanks I have one today so can officially start wooo!
    • Twiggy_34
    • By Twiggy_34 2nd Jan 17, 6:50 PM
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    Twiggy_34
    Please can you sign me up again Gem-Gem? I saved £162 in 2016 and hope to do as well this year. No specific target, just as many as I can get! They'll be going into my 'Pot of Dreams' which I acquired Christmas 2015, along with last years coins and I'll keep going until it's full!

    Thank you!
    £12k in 2017 #027 £2900/£2500
    £2 Savers Club 201 #17 TOTAL: £438 (2013-2016 = £702)
    • jojitsui
    • By jojitsui 2nd Jan 17, 7:09 PM
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    jojitsui
    Can I join please. Aiming for £400 I never get given £2 coins so this should be fun
    • Sa1sysoo
    • By Sa1sysoo 2nd Jan 17, 7:22 PM
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    Sa1sysoo
    I'm in again, please, Gem-Gem! I'm going to aim for £100.00 again, I think. Thank you!
    2017 £2 Savers Club #19 - £46/£100 Target Weight Loss: 0/12
    2017 1% Club - 28%/ 2018 1%
    Club (#8) - 0%/100%
    Declutter 2017 in 2017 - 1161/2017
    Joint Overdraft: £1,400/£1,500, Sainsburys (0%): £4,735.57/£4,681.95
    DH Overdraft: £1,500 Virgin CC (0%):£4,982.71/£3,857.70
    • bugslet
    • By bugslet 2nd Jan 17, 10:55 PM
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    bugslet
    Yay, got two today, so there's a start
    • iwannanicerlife
    • By iwannanicerlife 2nd Jan 17, 10:58 PM
    • 204 Posts
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    iwannanicerlife
    Please may I join? Saving for spending money for summer holiday, I'd like to have £80 by July. I'm staggered by the amount some people manage to save, I don't often come across £2 coins!
    • LABMUM
    • By LABMUM 3rd Jan 17, 10:13 AM
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    LABMUM
    I would like to join again please.
    EFC #185 - £510.00/£1000
    £2.00 Savers #95
    50p Savers Club #8
    • Korra
    • By Korra 3rd Jan 17, 11:30 AM
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    Korra
    Hi all,

    Can I please join too for 2017 with a target of £250 until December to treat myself with something nice for my birthday (which falls in December also)? I joined quite late in 2016 and with a house move got side tracked.

    Thanks.
    2016: Hopefully be a FTB Complete 27.10.2016
    • Gem-gem
    • By Gem-gem 3rd Jan 17, 5:26 PM
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    Gem-gem
    Welcome everyone and welcome back to those returning for another year.
    I hope you all hit your target.
    Twiggy well done on achieving £162 last year.
    Below are your assigned numbers. Please keep us posted on your progress.

    17. Twiggy_34
    18. Jojitsun £400
    19. Sa1sysoo £100
    20. Iwannanicerlife £80
    21. Korra £250
    22. LABMUM
    £2 Savers Club 2017 -no 1 £294£360
    Save £12k in 2017 - no 68 ( 4902.13/6000)
    Virtual sealed pot 2017 - no 20 £33.24/£100
    • Twiggy_34
    • By Twiggy_34 3rd Jan 17, 6:33 PM
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    Twiggy_34
    Welcome everyone and welcome back to those returning for another year.
    I hope you all hit your target.
    Twiggy well done on achieving £162 last year.
    Below are your assigned numbers. Please keep us posted on your progress.

    17. Twiggy_34
    Originally posted by Gem-gem
    Thanks Gem-Gem, I'm off to a good start as I just got 2 coins from the self-service at the supermarket. I'm sure there's an abundance of coins at this time of year from everyone having banked their previous years savings!

    An added bonus was an item that kept coming up with an error, the assistant ran it through manually as £2 instead of going to check the correct price, but I'm sure it was meant to have been nearly £3.
    £12k in 2017 #027 £2900/£2500
    £2 Savers Club 201 #17 TOTAL: £438 (2013-2016 = £702)
    • Westie983
    • By Westie983 4th Jan 17, 3:49 AM
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    Westie983
    £6 potted from Morrisons self check out, think people are banking all their coins as seems to be more passing my palm, (not including work, although someone did bank £400 in £1 and £2 coins today, brought in in a freezer box lol)

    Im off the starting block

    Westie983
    Save 12k in 2018 #10 Total (£25,000)+£0.00/£12,000 = 0.0%
    Sealed Pot Challenge ~ 11 #97 Total (£410) + £0.00/£800 = 51.25% ( x 11)
    Xmas 2017 £1 a Day #6 Total £400/£365 = 109.58%
    Virtual Sealed Pot #1 Total £1,800/£1,800 = 100.00%
    £2 Savers Club 2017 #3 Total (£1,450)+-450/£2,000 = 50.00%

    Total £28,560/£16,965 = 168.34%

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    • Gem-gem
    • By Gem-gem 4th Jan 17, 8:01 PM
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    Gem-gem
    Well done to everyone who is off the starting block. I have yet to obtain one. Mind you I haven't been near the shops and hubby has only been out once since the begging of the year.
    £2 Savers Club 2017 -no 1 £294£360
    Save £12k in 2017 - no 68 ( 4902.13/6000)
    Virtual sealed pot 2017 - no 20 £33.24/£100
    • getmyacttogether2016
    • By getmyacttogether2016 4th Jan 17, 11:05 PM
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    getmyacttogether2016
    Hi Gem-Gem

    Would like to join again this year, please put me down with a target of £200.00

    Thanks
    GMAT
    VSP 2017 #5 £338.97/£450 (2016 #5 £493.26)
    £2 savers 2017 #23 £64/£200 (2016 #32 £228.00)
    PAYDBX 2017 #33 £2253.59/£2253.59 (2016 #33 4372.37/4372.37)
    Saving for Xmas 2017 #57 £181/365
    MFiT - T4 #41a 0/130,000 (#41 35,963/35,963)
    No buying toiletries 2017 UU 56 (inc makeup) TA 4, GA 1, IN 30
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