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    • Aesop
    • By Aesop 31st Jan 18, 9:54 PM
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    Aesop
    ~Make upto 10 a day February 2018~
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    • 31st Jan 18, 9:54 PM
    ~Make upto 10 a day February 2018~ 31st Jan 18 at 9:54 PM
    Hello and welcome everybody

    This is the 126th month of this challenge, which was first started by Batgirl, in September 2007. A link here to the original thread as I am sure some of you are interested to read where it all began.

    Thanks to Batgirl for starting it, lynnejk and ALL posters, for helping us to keep the thread going. Thanks to previous challengers who used to run this thread too, Rawdinosaur, Emmaglet, Nat21luv, Monkeynut, Sweetpeas, Purpleroses, JesaRose, MizMir.

    I have decided to rename this challenge as reading posts, it seems to put people off thinking they HAVE TO make 10 a day.

    You don't.

    The original purpose of this challenge was to help people to try and make an extra 10 a day on top of their normal income to help things along. Ie paying off debt, making savings, paying for holidays, overpaying mortgages etc.

    That is exactly what this challenge is about, attempting to make extra income on top of your normal income to help you wherever you need it.

    People start the challenge by setting a goal of 1 a day. Then when they find they are smashing this regularly, they up it to 5 a day. Some of us gluttons for punishment go for 10 a day. It really is entirely upto you. We only ask you to post what your goal is to help you keep motivated. Some days you make more and some days you make less, but aim for 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.

    Link to previous thread.

    So who wants to kick 2018 into a financially working for you year?

    Join this challenge and let's make those bank accounts fat, mortgages paid off, holidays paid off, savings account grow fatter, debts paid off and much much more!!!
    Last edited by Aesop; 31-01-2018 at 11:09 PM.
    Make 10 a day February 2018 53.82

    January -

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    • carbootcrazy
    • By carbootcrazy 2nd Feb 18, 9:28 AM
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    carbootcrazy
    Hi Can you add me in for 10 a day again - Already off the mark with 10.10 from daily free and Citizen me.
    Hoping for a better month from selling as i seem to have accumulated lots of little bits again after my huge charity donation before xmas. Does anyone know where to look for adverts for local table top sales other than facebook as I'm sure there must be something going on but i cant seem to find any?

    Wishing you all the best of luck for February x
    Originally posted by bloomfelt
    Well done on a great start to February. I'm still gobsmacked from your January total

    Strange how clutter seems to have a life of it's own, isn't it? Whenever we think we're rid of it it just keeps coming back.


    I do lots of tabletop sales and see them advertised in our local daily newspaper. We get the paper every day so there's not much chance of missing the ads. . If I see one advertised that isn't possible for me that week/month I sometimes phone the organiser (the ad usually gives a contact number for booking a table) to ask for a list of future dates. Often they don't plan ahead and have a definite list of dates but they take my phone number and contact me when they have another one planned.

    Good luck

    The outdoor car boot season should be starting about Easter. It's still a bit cold for standing outside for hours from dawn but there's more scope for selling and there are always lots more buyers than the indoor ones.
    Make 10 A Day Challenge 2018. Jan ?:Feb: 236.25


    Original Debt: 56804 (@ LBM 02/13). Now: 10102
    . Getting there.
    • bloomfelt
    • By bloomfelt 2nd Feb 18, 11:13 AM
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    bloomfelt
    Well done on a great start to February. I'm still gobsmacked from your January total

    Strange how clutter seems to have a life of it's own, isn't it? Whenever we think we're rid of it it just keeps coming back.


    I do lots of tabletop sales and see them advertised in our local daily newspaper. We get the paper every day so there's not much chance of missing the ads. . If I see one advertised that isn't possible for me that week/month I sometimes phone the organiser (the ad usually gives a contact number for booking a table) to ask for a list of future dates. Often they don't plan ahead and have a definite list of dates but they take my phone number and contact me when they have another one planned.

    Good luck

    The outdoor car boot season should be starting about Easter. It's still a bit cold for standing outside for hours from dawn but there's more scope for selling and there are always lots more buyers than the indoor ones.
    Originally posted by carbootcrazy
    I'm still gobsmacked too CBC, I cant quite believe it but I'm not gonna sit back and relax though as I would like to try and clear my next account ASAP.

    My husband compares me and my craft room to the programmes on TV about hoarders although every time i clear it out he manages to help me fill it up again but still blames me

    Thanks for the tip about local papers I dont buy them but the free one that comes every week normally goes straight in recycling so will have a look at that before i chuck it from now on
    10 a day February 7060.40/280
    10 a day Jan 1758.04
    • Milly-Ann-Molly
    • By Milly-Ann-Molly 2nd Feb 18, 12:35 PM
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    Milly-Ann-Molly
    Daily update
    Seem to be having an account tidying day here!

    I have set up some directs debits to savings accounts and figured that although I am paying everything to credit card bills...if I don't set up savings too then next time we need to make a purchase we will be stuck and use the credit card again! Its only for 25 into each per month...but I set up one for household, one for presents, one for school trips and one for the car...Once the card is cleared in a year or so I can send alot more to them... that's the plan anyways...

    Today I culled some accounts... 24.24 saved by cancelling 3 x lottery subscriptions (we never win anyway)
    8.98 ebay sales
    3.83 bank interest
    45 per month saved cancelled school clubs (only counting it this month)
    41 saved by cancelling WI subscription (haven't been since June)
    24.99 per month saved cancelling ds2 swimming lessons (only counting it this month)
    55.40 saved by opting out of annual green waste collection (only counting it once) - i will incinerate weeds in future.
    12.36 extra sale

    so I am standing at 350.14 for february so far...

    apparently I am on a mission! 11k left to find...

    I cannot decide whether or not to draw the cash out each week for groceries and put the change into a jar for christmas OR to set a budget each week and send the difference to the credit cards / savings... really unsure which method is best... Some of my 0% credit card balances will be coming into effect over the next few months...then interest will be high - unfortunately.

    I did have a mini brainwave earlier and added my debit card to p@ypal / amaz@n instead of the credit card... so now i have to ask if we can afford it before hitting checkout... that should save the amaz@n prime delivery guy a few trips up our garden steps...haha
    Last edited by Milly-Ann-Molly; 03-02-2018 at 4:39 PM.

    Make 20 / day 2018: Jan 3497.53 / 620 Feb 598.39 / 560
    Quidco 2,155.25
    SPC 2018#037 frugal 2018 #41 128.49 / 3600
    Pay off CC 2018 #28 12141 / 16443 (26.2% paid off) 2018 Road Kill 0.11
    Nectar 27.44 Tesco 10.50 Boots 10.18 Morrisons 5
    • lynnejk
    • By lynnejk 2nd Feb 18, 1:18 PM
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    lynnejk
    Afternoon and a warm welcome to new peoples, returners and regulars

    I have added peoples to the list of challengers up to here. Please check I have your details correct

    Back laters
    Lx
    10day.2014=3213/2015=3421/2016=3238/2017=2702/2018=250..FEB=184.50/280
    GrocC.2014=2162/2015=2083/2016=218/2017=1996/2018=181..FEB=88.02/200
    Bulk buy.......FEB=102.96
    GC.NSD..2015=216/2016=213/2017=229/2018=19..FEB=14/15
    SPC130x61..2014=1178/2015=1287/2016=4616/2017=3843
    OS WL= -2/8 ......CC =00......Savings = 13,140
    • truebluemummy
    • By truebluemummy 2nd Feb 18, 2:49 PM
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    truebluemummy
    Hi everyone I think I failed miserably in January only selling one item. I need to make up for it in February so I'll start at 5 a day see how i do. Hope everyone is well xx
    February 5 a day ... 57/140
    • carbootcrazy
    • By carbootcrazy 2nd Feb 18, 3:51 PM
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    carbootcrazy
    I did have a mini brainwave earlier and added my debit card to p@ypal / amaz@n instead of the credit card... so now i have to ask if we can afford it before hitting checkout... that should save the amaz@n prime delivery guy a few trips up our garden steps...haha
    Originally posted by Milly-Ann-Molly

    That's a really good idea. It's so easy to be lured into buying online with a credit card without really counting the long-term cost. Been there, done that. Maybe you'll be buying so little now you can cancel Amazon Prime and save some more money. That is unless you need it for the other features and not just delivery.
    Make 10 A Day Challenge 2018. Jan ?:Feb: 236.25


    Original Debt: 56804 (@ LBM 02/13). Now: 10102
    . Getting there.
    • Kami343
    • By Kami343 2nd Feb 18, 4:35 PM
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    Kami343
    Hi
    My total for Jan was 52.63.
    I think last month was a bit inflated with time off over Christmas. I'll go for 2 a day for Feb x
    • Milly-Ann-Molly
    • By Milly-Ann-Molly 2nd Feb 18, 5:03 PM
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    Milly-Ann-Molly
    Maybe you'll be buying so little now you can cancel Amazon Prime and save some more money. That is unless you need it for the other features and not just delivery.
    Originally posted by carbootcrazy
    Thanks. Sadly my husband orders stuff on @mazon ALL the time! We easily save the cost of prime every month versus postage fees BUT we also use it for TV (Jermy Clarkson for the 3 petrolheads in the house) and at next renewal I am an NUS student...so half price prime (all for a small 9 course I booked through groopon...12 months of savings NUS style and a course to enjoy too)

    I still plan on buying very little from there now.

    Make 20 / day 2018: Jan 3497.53 / 620 Feb 598.39 / 560
    Quidco 2,155.25
    SPC 2018#037 frugal 2018 #41 128.49 / 3600
    Pay off CC 2018 #28 12141 / 16443 (26.2% paid off) 2018 Road Kill 0.11
    Nectar 27.44 Tesco 10.50 Boots 10.18 Morrisons 5
    • shariann
    • By shariann 2nd Feb 18, 7:27 PM
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    shariann
    I have updated the totals on page 2 up to here. Please let me know if I have missed you off (sorry Lynnejk)
    10 a day February- 208.54/280
    2014 110.92 2016 1633.66
    2015 3732.30 20172991.70
    2018 Jan - 604.94


    • savingholmes
    • By savingholmes 2nd Feb 18, 7:29 PM
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    savingholmes
    Rejoining
    Please add me to the challenge. I just complained to Vodafone and got 60 refunded. So off to a flying start.
    Today is a new day 1311/280 10 a day Feb Challenge
    • Aesop
    • By Aesop 2nd Feb 18, 10:54 PM
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    Aesop
    so today

    I made 50 selling an old smartphone to a colleague at work. It was in pretty good condition and I sold it for less than I bought it for secondhand as she desperately needed a new phone and didn't want to be tied into her current contract for another 2 years.

    The look on her face was priceless and I am happy to have earnt some money and to make her happy too.

    I pointed out all the flaws on the phone, let her take it home to play with to make sure she was happy with it and she is.

    cashed out 3.21 on curious cat (smartphone app)
    Hi
    51p from qmee

    found 10p roadkill in the shop

    total for 1 February 53.82
    Originally posted by Aesop

    12.30 From panelbase.net

    2 Feb


    Total so far 66.12
    Make 10 a day February 2018 53.82

    January -

    • nursebear83
    • By nursebear83 2nd Feb 18, 10:58 PM
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    nursebear83
    Good day today
    I won a competition on Facebook for a 30 voucher for my local vegan restaurant so that!!!8217;s Valentine!!!8217;s Day taken care of

    Also
    78p from citizen me
    4.87 from prolific
    • lynnejk
    • By lynnejk 2nd Feb 18, 11:03 PM
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    lynnejk
    Hi
    My total for Jan was 52.63.
    I think last month was a bit inflated with time off over Christmas. I'll go for 2 a day for Feb x
    Originally posted by Kami343
    Please add me to the challenge. I just complained to Vodafone and got 60 refunded. So off to a flying start
    Originally posted by savingholmes
    Hiya and welcome to the 'Fred'. I have added both of you to the list of challengers and good luck with the challenge.

    Well done all those off to a flying start

    We sold our previous car yesterday and paid and collected our new-to-us car today The good news is that we managed to get 885 more by selling it than we were offered as a trade-in I'll add it in at the end of the month.

    Today I received interest from accounts totalling 17.23 and 3.75 from surveys

    Hope you all have a super Saturday
    Lx
    10day.2014=3213/2015=3421/2016=3238/2017=2702/2018=250..FEB=184.50/280
    GrocC.2014=2162/2015=2083/2016=218/2017=1996/2018=181..FEB=88.02/200
    Bulk buy.......FEB=102.96
    GC.NSD..2015=216/2016=213/2017=229/2018=19..FEB=14/15
    SPC130x61..2014=1178/2015=1287/2016=4616/2017=3843
    OS WL= -2/8 ......CC =00......Savings = 13,140
    • Aesop
    • By Aesop 2nd Feb 18, 11:38 PM
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    Aesop
    Good day today
    I won a competition on Facebook for a 30 voucher for my local vegan restaurant so that!!!8217;s Valentine!!!8217;s Day taken care of

    Also
    78p from citizen me
    4.87 from prolific
    Originally posted by nursebear83
    Well done. Nice win
    Make 10 a day February 2018 53.82

    January -

    • cufc_mike
    • By cufc_mike 3rd Feb 18, 12:36 AM
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    cufc_mike
    58.58 matched betting
    0.63 citizen me
    59.21 total for 2nd Feb
    Make 1,000 February Challenge: 1,140.62 / 1,000 (5,236.95 since Aug '17)
    Mortgage Overpayments: 1,609.55 | 905.72 Interest Saved
    Mortgage End Date: Was 01/06/2033 -> Now: 01/07/2032 (reduced by 11 months by PAD'ing)
    • bloomfelt
    • By bloomfelt 3rd Feb 18, 12:21 PM
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    bloomfelt
    10.85 to add in from yesterday.
    5 my survey 5.17 crowdology & 68p citizenme.

    I have also had my ppi claim payed straight into my bank account but haven't yet had a letter confirming it so waiting on that to come through. But I'm completely amazed by what they have paid out. Can I add this to my total?
    10 a day February 7060.40/280
    10 a day Jan 1758.04
    • Milly-Ann-Molly
    • By Milly-Ann-Molly 3rd Feb 18, 1:00 PM
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    Milly-Ann-Molly
    10.85 to add in from yesterday.
    5 my survey 5.17 crowdology & 68p citizenme.

    I have also had my ppi claim payed straight into my bank account but haven't yet had a letter confirming it so waiting on that to come through. But I'm completely amazed by what they have paid out. Can I add this to my total?
    Originally posted by bloomfelt
    Yes! Add the PPI. I did last month. Well done. X

    Make 20 / day 2018: Jan 3497.53 / 620 Feb 598.39 / 560
    Quidco 2,155.25
    SPC 2018#037 frugal 2018 #41 128.49 / 3600
    Pay off CC 2018 #28 12141 / 16443 (26.2% paid off) 2018 Road Kill 0.11
    Nectar 27.44 Tesco 10.50 Boots 10.18 Morrisons 5
    • carbootcrazy
    • By carbootcrazy 3rd Feb 18, 2:02 PM
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    carbootcrazy
    Off to a slowish start but at least I've something to report
    • 5.10 received from TCB
    • 2.50 voucher (as a result of a complaint) used on online Sainsbury's order. I had another one too from a separate complaint but the system wouldn't accept both on the same shopping transaction. Will use it next time so just adding the one 2.50 today.
    • Also used 5 in Nectar points off Sainsbury's order at same time.
    Last edited by carbootcrazy; 03-02-2018 at 2:10 PM.
    Make 10 A Day Challenge 2018. Jan ?:Feb: 236.25


    Original Debt: 56804 (@ LBM 02/13). Now: 10102
    . Getting there.
    • Milly-Ann-Molly
    • By Milly-Ann-Molly 3rd Feb 18, 4:36 PM
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    Milly-Ann-Molly
    Daily update
    Spending today starting to empty my wardrobes... clothes in sizes 10-18... I will never shrink to fit most of them! Clutter galore = eb@y inventory

    Todays monies coming in are;

    2.43 e book return on amazon
    10.49 toothbrush / charcoal powder return (satisfaction guarantee) to amazon
    8.99 soap nuts return to amazon
    40 cash from a sale

    Feb 3rd update 61.91 + 350.14 = 412.05

    Lots of eb@y auctions getting bids and closing (all tiny start prices and fingers crossed for tomorrow!)

    Good luck everyone on your weekend money making endeavours x
    Last edited by Milly-Ann-Molly; 03-02-2018 at 4:39 PM.

    Make 20 / day 2018: Jan 3497.53 / 620 Feb 598.39 / 560
    Quidco 2,155.25
    SPC 2018#037 frugal 2018 #41 128.49 / 3600
    Pay off CC 2018 #28 12141 / 16443 (26.2% paid off) 2018 Road Kill 0.11
    Nectar 27.44 Tesco 10.50 Boots 10.18 Morrisons 5
    • WelshKitty85
    • By WelshKitty85 3rd Feb 18, 4:48 PM
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    WelshKitty85
    8.50 sale to finally get off the starting blocks. Have another 13 items listed on eb@y and lots more to list, so will hopefully have some more sales soon.
    Battling my final debt:
    Credit card - 4844.62(Dec 16) 3132.78
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