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    • Aesop
    • By Aesop 25th Apr 17, 10:38 PM
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    Aesop
    Make 10 a day May 2017 - everybody most welcome
    • #1
    • 25th Apr 17, 10:38 PM
    Make 10 a day May 2017 - everybody most welcome 25th Apr 17 at 10:38 PM
    Hello and welcome everybody


    This is the 117th 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 310 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 310 (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.
    Make 10 a day July 2017 32.08.
    Pinecone vouchers earnt 2017 9; Swagbucks 2017 66 QMEE 2017 2.16 Prolific Academic 2017 5.72 Slidejoy 2017 5.48 OnePulse 2017 25.10
    Shop and Scan 2017 10 ConsumerPulse 2017 10
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    • Aesop
    • By Aesop 25th Apr 17, 10:39 PM
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    Aesop
    • #2
    • 25th Apr 17, 10:39 PM
    New to the thread?
    • #2
    • 25th Apr 17, 10:39 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
    Make 10 a day July 2017 32.08.
    Pinecone vouchers earnt 2017 9; Swagbucks 2017 66 QMEE 2017 2.16 Prolific Academic 2017 5.72 Slidejoy 2017 5.48 OnePulse 2017 25.10
    Shop and Scan 2017 10 ConsumerPulse 2017 10
    • lynnejk
    • By lynnejk 25th Apr 17, 10:50 PM
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    • #3
    • 25th Apr 17, 10:50 PM
    Challenger List for May
    • #3
    • 25th Apr 17, 10:50 PM
    Hiya everyone

    This is the challenger list for May. Good luck and hope you all enjoy the challenge and make loadsa monies

    1......Aesop.......................10
    2......lynnejk.....................10
    3......FatVonD....................5
    4......Mimidancer................10
    5......angelicious................1000 (month)
    6......Lau0707....................85 (month)
    7......carbootcrazy..............10
    8......fendi-bag-lady............20
    9......Kirtsypoos..................5
    10....CompletelyLost...........10
    11....Rosie.........................10
    12....498louise...................5
    13....pretty butterfly...........10
    14....Talia 1.......................10
    15....shelleyosborne............10
    16....VintageHistorian..........3
    17....Kantankrus Mare.........5
    18....shariann....................10
    19....Ciara95x....................10
    20....try harder...................10
    21....Hermia.......................5
    22....sunshine81.................10
    23....Bigskies.....................10
    24....Kayalana...............
    25....Anouchka...................10
    26....bloomfelt....................5
    27....so very confused.........5
    28....Sallybysea..................3
    29....thegirlinthegreenscarf...10
    30....MinnieMousesMummy...1000 (month)
    31....fluffig.........................10
    32....Zjc77.........................100 (month)
    33....Cat1066cat............
    Last edited by lynnejk; 28-05-2017 at 11:25 PM.
    10day..2014=3213..2015=3421..2016=3238..2017=1283....JULY=111.03/310
    GrocC..2014=2162..2015=2083..2016=2181..2017=1042....JULY=163.86/200
    Bulk buy.......JULY=10.33
    GC.NSD....2015=216....2016=213....2017=103....JULY=15/15
    SPC130x57...2014=1178...2015=1287...2016=4616. ..2017=414.96
    OS WL= -1/8 ......CC =370......Savings = 8300
    • FatVonD
    • By FatVonD 26th Apr 17, 12:13 AM
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    • #4
    • 26th Apr 17, 12:13 AM
    • #4
    • 26th Apr 17, 12:13 AM
    Blimey, you're keen!

    I'm in for 5 a day for May, I'm not fussed what number I am so shove me in anywhere if the early ones are others favourites
    Make 5 a day in July 65.73/155 (June 251.22, May119.33, April 236.24, March 106.74, Feb 40.99, Jan 98.54)
    • Mimidancer07
    • By Mimidancer07 26th Apr 17, 12:12 PM
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    • #5
    • 26th Apr 17, 12:12 PM
    • #5
    • 26th Apr 17, 12:12 PM
    Please can you sign me up for 10 a day!!

    Ready for the challenge.
    • angelicious
    • By angelicious 26th Apr 17, 4:32 PM
    • 162 Posts
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    • #6
    • 26th Apr 17, 4:32 PM
    • #6
    • 26th Apr 17, 4:32 PM
    Count me in Aesop, aiming for 1000
    Make 10 a month July '17 143.00/1000 June '17 787/1000May'17 1067.051000 April '17 456/1500 Mar '17 709.00/310, Jan '17 104/310, Feb '17 437.55/280
    Frugal Living Challenge 2017
    EMERGENCY FUND #200. 20/1000
    Emergency 3-6 month fund 1100/7200
    • Lau0707
    • By Lau0707 26th Apr 17, 10:01 PM
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    • #7
    • 26th Apr 17, 10:01 PM
    • #7
    • 26th Apr 17, 10:01 PM
    Please may I be considered? I don't really know how much I'll be able to do, we fly to the USA on 18th May and don't return until June 1st. but If I can do 5 up until the 18th I'll be happy. so 5 will be it for me :-) xxxx
    • carbootcrazy
    • By carbootcrazy 28th Apr 17, 10:34 AM
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    carbootcrazy
    • #8
    • 28th Apr 17, 10:34 AM
    • #8
    • 28th Apr 17, 10:34 AM
    Count me in Aesop, aiming for 1000
    Originally posted by angelicious
    Wow, angelicious! Good luck with that


    Please put me down for the usual 10, Lynne and Aesop.


    FatVonD, it doesn't matter what number you get, they don't mean anything. Lynne just assigns them as people put themselves down for the challenge


    Welcome to the new members, Mimidancer07 and Lau0707. I hope you'll make lots of money and have some fun along the way too. We're a friendly and helpful lot so if there's anything you'd like to know just ask
    Make 10 A Day Challenge 2017. Jan-June: 1811.59 July: 153.02
    3-6 Months Emergency Fund Challenge #12: 1900.00/3000. This is such hard going but I will do it.

    Original Debt: 56804 (@ LBM 02/13). Paid : 32316. Balance: 24488
    . These figures are completely out of date, must get them organised.
    • fendi-bag-lady
    • By fendi-bag-lady 28th Apr 17, 10:38 AM
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    • #9
    • 28th Apr 17, 10:38 AM
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    • 28th Apr 17, 10:38 AM
    Ohh can I join please? I've not done this for years but I'm going to aim for 20 a day! Thank you!

    Lx
    May Challenges: make 20 a day: 183.48/620, groceries: 23.99/250, NSD:
    1/8

    Whit's fur ye'll no go by ye!
    • kirtsypoos
    • By kirtsypoos 28th Apr 17, 11:19 AM
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    kirtsypoos
    Hi everyone!

    Can i be put down for 5 a day please? I achieved it in April but had a good ebay sale so don't know how well I will do this month.... need to start ebaying more (although I'm not sure there is anything left. Might put OH on there )
    835/3000 OH BC(72.16% PAID)
    PAID VERY, Barclaycard x2, Vanquis, Natwest, O/D, Tesco & MBNA x2 PAID LBM 24/07/15 - Debt: 835/31010.23 (97.30% paid)
    Mortgage - 162,900.00 (2017 O/P 1312.91) PAYDBX 17 #006 - 15264.59/14,539.71 Make 10 Apr 194.58 Make 10 May 159.75 Make 10 June 266.85
    • Aesop
    • By Aesop 28th Apr 17, 3:45 PM
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    Aesop
    Hi everyone!

    Can i be put down for 5 a day please? I achieved it in April but had a good ebay sale so don't know how well I will do this month.... need to start ebaying more (although I'm not sure there is anything left. Might put OH on there )
    Originally posted by kirtsypoos
    I often feel like auctioning my DH. font think he would sell for much though
    Make 10 a day July 2017 32.08.
    Pinecone vouchers earnt 2017 9; Swagbucks 2017 66 QMEE 2017 2.16 Prolific Academic 2017 5.72 Slidejoy 2017 5.48 OnePulse 2017 25.10
    Shop and Scan 2017 10 ConsumerPulse 2017 10
    • CompletelyLost
    • By CompletelyLost 28th Apr 17, 10:37 PM
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    CompletelyLost
    Please could you count me in for this, I need something to motivate me!
    • Rosie
    • By Rosie 29th Apr 17, 1:02 PM
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    Rosie
    My usual 10 please Aesop & Lynne and thank you for running the thread again.
    Jan 10 a day 414.82/310
    Feb 10 a day 258.80/280
    Mar 10 a day 385.70/310
    Apr 10 a day 198.98/300
    May 10 a day 295.24/310
    June 10 a day 246.80/300
    • carbootcrazy
    • By carbootcrazy 29th Apr 17, 1:39 PM
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    carbootcrazy
    I often feel like auctioning my DH. font think he would sell for much though
    Originally posted by Aesop


    You might be surprised though, Aesop. People are prepared to pay good money for the oddest things. Not that I'm saying your DH is odd or anything, IYKWIM.


    When I was very young our family Doctor used to always tell my Mother that he'd like to buy me. Sounds really creepy and pervy in these suspicious times but I don't think it was meant that way. He had 4 sons, a hoped-for daughter never came along, and I was a bright and really sweet-natured little girl (what happened there then?). I'm surprised my Mother didn't call his bluff, she had issues with me, maybe if my parents been hard up she might have
    Make 10 A Day Challenge 2017. Jan-June: 1811.59 July: 153.02
    3-6 Months Emergency Fund Challenge #12: 1900.00/3000. This is such hard going but I will do it.

    Original Debt: 56804 (@ LBM 02/13). Paid : 32316. Balance: 24488
    . These figures are completely out of date, must get them organised.
    • carbootcrazy
    • By carbootcrazy 29th Apr 17, 1:48 PM
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    carbootcrazy
    Putting this on May's thread as not sure how many are still visiting the April one.

    Just read an email from TCB with an offer of a 2.50 Bank Holiday bonus on any purchase of 5 or more made until May 1st. They really do pay out on these bonus offers, I had a 5 one a few months ago too.


    It's an opt-in/activate offer (from the email) but I don't think it's just available to a few specific people. The email says it's also available from the website but I haven't checked.


    Hope it helps if anyone is planning on using TCB in the next few days, especially as the qualifying purchase is so low
    Make 10 A Day Challenge 2017. Jan-June: 1811.59 July: 153.02
    3-6 Months Emergency Fund Challenge #12: 1900.00/3000. This is such hard going but I will do it.

    Original Debt: 56804 (@ LBM 02/13). Paid : 32316. Balance: 24488
    . These figures are completely out of date, must get them organised.
    • 498louise
    • By 498louise 29th Apr 17, 5:21 PM
    • 65 Posts
    • 534 Thanks
    498louise
    Please count me in, I am going to ease myself in with 5 a day though. Thanks
    NSD May: 0/16
    Make 5 a day in May: 0/155
    Credit Card1: 0.00/
    Credit Card2:
    Very account: 0/
    • pretty butterfly
    • By pretty butterfly 29th Apr 17, 6:37 PM
    • 22 Posts
    • 59 Thanks
    pretty butterfly
    Sign me up please!
    Mortgage Free Wannabe: overpayments: 1920.51; outstanding -74054.98
    • Talia1
    • By Talia1 29th Apr 17, 6:41 PM
    • 55 Posts
    • 346 Thanks
    Talia1
    I'm in for another 10 a day please.

    Love this thread not only full of motivating ideas, but wonderful supportive people.
    10 a day 2017 Jan 591.46 Feb 547.92, Mar 281.73 Apr 307.51 May 289.43 June 343.16 July 0/310
    365 Day Penny Challenge 285.07/1335.69
    • shellyosborne
    • By shellyosborne 30th Apr 17, 3:18 PM
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    shellyosborne
    10.00 a day for me please x
    Total Debt 22,799.31 (23/02/2016) 16,880.(paid 25.96%)
    Earn 10 a day 2015 - 878.91 2016 - 3932.18
    March 2017 - 181.06/310
    April 808.29/800
    May 455.06/310
    June 241.83/300
    • VintageHistorian
    • By VintageHistorian 30th Apr 17, 7:16 PM
    • 127 Posts
    • 755 Thanks
    VintageHistorian
    Apologies for missing April, I was a bit busy as I got married and went on honeymoon I'd like to rejoin for May, please me down for 3 a day, I've got stuff to list on eBay but I think it's a bit early to be listing my husband on there
    "You won't bloom until you're planted" - Graffiti spotted in Newcastle.

    Make 3 a Day in August 2017 - 0/93 (2017 total - 112.98) | Womble #03 - 4.32 | Overpayments - 749.69
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