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    • Sue-UU
    • By Sue-UU 3rd Nov 17, 12:05 AM
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    Sealed Pot Challenge ~ 11
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    • 3rd Nov 17, 12:05 AM
    Sealed Pot Challenge ~ 11 3rd Nov 17 at 12:05 AM
    Hello again Potters and welcome aboard to any new members, I never thought we would have been running THIS long, but here we are starting off with "SPC "No 11"!!! Where have all the years gone since it first began, apparently very fast for sure! It's very hard to believe that we have now been running for a full decade and are now on the way into our 11th year!!!! We've had 10 amazingly money-saving years, but it's all purely because of the determined saving of you all - many thanks to you amazing folk who have made SPC what it is!!


    For all newcomers...yes "Old Timers" too - it's so very important to please read through this entire post to see what the SPC is all about, dates for counting up and our re-opening date etc.. However, please be sure to Join the forum first in order to be able to join the challenge - if you haven't already! For ALL SPC members, please chat away on this SPC 10 thread about your conquests, money-saving ideas etc from Post 4 (below) onward, it gives encouragement to all, including yourselves as it keeps the motivation to save far stronger.

    For all newcomers - a really huge heartfelt welcome! We're a terrific bunch who just adore greeting more members to the flock. Please read through this entire post and you'll be aware of why SPC is so special. You all settle in straight away and become part of our saving family!

    The idea is to save as much as possible throughout the following year until just before Christmas - which this year will be to open our pots on Thursday the 1st November 2018. We save it in pots that we've pre-sealed to stop us being tempted to open them. Any spare cash can be put away, every day/week/month, whatever is best for you. If you have change left over after you've been shopping - pop it in the pot! After all why not! However small the change...the likelihood is that it won't be missed, and might otherwise have been wasted!

    Most of us put in the difference in that we've been saved on special offers etc, it's all saved at the shop so it makes sense to save it in the pot to mount up!

    Below are the basics for making your pot and sealing.

    Firstly: Get yourself a pot, and remember - it doesn't need to cost much - if anything. If money's tight then use any pot for now, I.e. A sweet tin, coffee jar..extremely MSE!! Next - seal it with sellotape and be sure to make a slit in the lid, big enough for a 50p to go in, that way all coins will fit in. Later on, if you wish, you can always take advantage of finding a cheap pot in the sales after Christmas, or put one you fancy on your Christmas list! You can always buy ready sealed tins from reasonably priced shops! They're usually about a POUND from a £ store!!

    It can also be interesting and challenging to make yourself a Papier Mach! Pig (or any animal) etc by using Frugaldom's recipe by clicking here then going to Post No. 597 of SPC 1 or by going to a totally separate thread papier mach! Animal here. Many thanks to Frugaldom.

    After selecting your pot, seal round the lid with sellotape or superglue if necessary. Again, be sure to make a slit in the top that is the right size for a 50p to go in! NB. If you make a Papier Mach! Pot you will need to "operate" on it at the end of each challenge! Still, you can always have the pleasure of making a new one towards the end of the year, or getting the kiddies involved - if you're the daring type! The mind could run riot with what to model!

    Terrimundi pots are available in many shops and on-line, they're very attractive and another ready sealed way to save, and though the manufacturers and retailers would have you believe differently, you DO NOT need to smash them to remove your cash!! I've used mine for 10 years...and at the end of each year's (since 2009 when I graduated from a carton!) challenge, hubby and I have a whale of a time, doing things the 'old' way by tilting the pot and using a knife! Though, a few years ago DH bought a 12" steel ruler in from the shed which is thin and broad and perfect for the job. So be assured that, so long as you go carefully, you CAN use them again and again....unless you drop the darned things!! They are costly though, but this is where your Christmas list comes in handy, though always keep a look out in charity shops too!

    Regarding the Sealed Cans many of you use, apparently the best way to open the sealed tins is, rather than using a tin opener, squeeze the side of the tin, where the seam meets and you can pop the seal and tip the money out that way.


    The term roadkill = any money found on pavements, parks etc; even in car parks or on shop floors etc.

    NB. A few notes of interest.

    1/ Any money given as a gift (other than Birthdays, Christmas etc) i.e.. Inherited can not be included as savings. Likewise any money put directly into the bank cannot be counted as savings with SPC. Money from small second jobs is ok, such as cleaning for Mrs Bloggs down the road/ taking in ironing, a part-time job or anything similar is ok to be saved. Any savings saved via Christmas Clubs can also be used in your SPC Totals, it's another way of saving for Christmas after all. Money received from cashback sites such as Quidco, topcashback etc can be included in your pots. Likewise, any money made from sales on E-Bay, Facebook or similar can be saved.

    Also it is possible to include all other savings from MSE Challenges with your SPC Totals i.e. the £2 Challenge as, apparently they aren't put down on the challenge threads themselves. If you're unsure, please ask on the thread, and remember - there's no so thing as a stupid question!

    Second incomes can come in many varied and very lucrative guises and anything such as that would be unfair to other members. Mostly the SPC is a challenge to see how much we can save during the year...mostly it's relatively small amounts which are saved from wages, housekeeping, good budgeting etc. Remunerations via the letting of second homes cannot be included in the SPC.

    2/
    Whenever you're in the dilemma of "ooh should I buy that?" If you don't need it, but just want it - leave it there and pot the cash instead, you'll be much more satisfied with the accomplishment, pleased with your self-discipline too. All too often, if I go back a second time I find I didn't even like whatever it was anyway.

    3/ You can ask me to put a Target on for you to try to meet (it goes alongside your name and number on the 2nd and 3rd posts below) but it's not necessary. If you do set one, but are unable to meet it, it doesn't matter at all, at least you will have tried! A few people keep account of all they save, but most of us count what we save daily or weekly, then put it on the thread to help encourage others.... Ourselves too, then we pot it and forget about it and.... wait for the surprise at the end of the year!
    If you are hoping for a particular amount by Declaration Day but still want a nice surprise come November, work out what amount you would like, then work out how much you will need to save (pot) on a weekly or monthly basis in order to achieve it. Save that sum regularly as well as potting any spare change after shopping, that way you are bound to come out on top and have a surprise come November!
    4/ Mainly SPC is a challenge to see how much we can save in a year for Christmas 2017. However, over the last 9 years we've had some members who needed theirs at sometime throughout the year for bills, and personally I'd far sooner they take the cash out for that than pay more interest or...miss a due date! You can always start again, even if it's getting later in the year, you can even include what you needed to take out on Declaration Day, after all, you will have saved it!! Whatever you need to do, don't worry about it - be happy and proud you have saved!
    Please don't worry about the amounts others save! We are all individuals with such varying jobs/incomes, each with different expenditures and commitments etc so while some find saving a real struggle for others it's obviously easy. However, it's the pleasure we all receive from our personal potting results - whatever you manage to pot, be happy with it, and be proud!!!!

    5/ If you wish to save for something special, a holiday, wedding etc then please do so, just please remember to declare it on November 1st. The most important thing, is that you are saving ...and hopefully not tempted to take it out unnecessarily.
    If anyone has any other queries, then please sing out...though not too loudly.....you might shatter your pot/s!

    6/ At the end of the year (or when we've saved for what we wish) count up all your money saved and declare your Total either by waiting until the declaration date - or (if you've needed your cash for other things - by putting your Total on your MSE signature to remind you to include it in your full Total; that particularly applies to those using their money for holidays etc, but PLEASE remember to return to the thread on the 1st November to declare those Totals to me.
    Some members prefer not to keep too much money in the house and count theirs up every now and then to bank it, in which case they always pop the amount banked on their MSE signatures.

    7/ KEEP YOUR POT or POTS SAFE!! If you hide it, be sure to remember where you put it as it wouldn't be the first time that members have forgotten where they've hidden it!

    8/ "Holding Pots": To anyone concerned about putting money into their pot...then possibly needing it later in the week/month: Why not use an unsealed pot or purse as a "holding pot" and pop the money in there first each day/week/month - then, if it's not needed (for car parking costs, little Johnnie's school trip etc) - put it in your Sealed pot so it stays put. Do that each week and it'll save you taking money from the bank. Discipline yourself to only take what's needed though!

    9/ "Where to take bags of cash at the end of the year?": With regards to this all important question, here's vital help from girl at play: "I bank with Bank of Scotland and they accept as many change bags as you have, as long as you take them to the business banking counter." Thank you so much GAP, it's so handy for members to know. This applies to many banks, I suspect most banks/building societies are the same if truth be known. Remember also that most banks have counting machines, so any of you who really don't like counting money, take them in and let the machine do the counting for you; you'll get a receipt which you then take to the counter. PLEASE - DON'T EVER CHANGE IT IN ONE OF THE COINSTAR MACHINES AT THE ENTRANCES OF SUPER MARKETS.... THEY WILL TAKE AROUND 10% OF YOUR MONEY!!!!!!!!!

    10/ Members who do not return by the end of November of any year will sadly now lose their numbers as, many people who sign up to the challenge then don't bother returning! To be fair, I think a lot get swept up in the excitement of it all, but then, for one reason of another, can't or don't wish to keep it up, but that then leaves me with a long list of non savers on the list which makes things very difficult over time. Any saving members won't be at all worried about this - but if those 'defaulting' (bad word, but...!) members remember, then - come on back and ask for another number, you will always be be more than welcome!

    On the 2 posts below is a list of members and their numbers, always display your No on your signatures please, that makes life so much easier for me and my DH when counting up all of our Totals. In December or thereabouts I declare the Grand Total of ALL that we members have collected, and what a terrific sight that is! Please declare your savings ASAP on or close to the 1st November please.

    Just a quiet word of warning to all those in the Cambridge area - forget ever thinking of looking for roadkill there as jakes-mum will even tackle you the ground to get to it first! Though, how about challenging her!!

    Once again, we've just had a fantastic year, let's keep it up and see what we can achieve this year. Good luck everyone and save well!!

    PLEASE take note everyone Thursday 1st Nov is the closing date for 2018, the day we declare what we've saved on the thread, kindly declare your monies saved within 2 weeks of the 1st, thank you kindly.

    Anyone wishing to join us please post on the thread to ask and I'll give you a number and an official welcome so you can join in the fun......and please do note that...time means any time of year!

    It's Never Too Late To Join Us! and You Never Need To Re-join....well, unless you stop visiting us in November! However.......you can always return to the fold and be made very welcome!

    Many thanks for reading
    , Sue
    Last edited by Sue-UU; 04-11-2017 at 6:50 PM.
    Sealed Pot Challenge 001 My Totals = 08 £163.95 09 = £315.78 10 = £518.80 11 = £481.87 12 = £694.53 13 = £1200.20! 14 = £881 15 = £839.21 16 = £870.48 17 871.52 Grand Totals of all members (2008 uncounted) 2009 = £32.154.32! 2010 = £37.581.47! 2011 = £42.474.34! 2012 = £49.759.46! 2013 = £50.642.78! 2014 = £61.367.88!! 2015 = £52.852.06! 2016= £52, 002.40!!!

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    • Sue-UU
    • By Sue-UU 3rd Nov 17, 8:03 AM
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    Last edited by Sue-UU; 16-11-2017 at 1:01 PM.
    Sealed Pot Challenge 001 My Totals = 08 £163.95 09 = £315.78 10 = £518.80 11 = £481.87 12 = £694.53 13 = £1200.20! 14 = £881 15 = £839.21 16 = £870.48 17 871.52 Grand Totals of all members (2008 uncounted) 2009 = £32.154.32! 2010 = £37.581.47! 2011 = £42.474.34! 2012 = £49.759.46! 2013 = £50.642.78! 2014 = £61.367.88!! 2015 = £52.852.06! 2016= £52, 002.40!!!

    • Sue-UU
    • By Sue-UU 3rd Nov 17, 9:29 AM
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    Last edited by Sue-UU; 12-11-2017 at 5:36 PM.
    Sealed Pot Challenge 001 My Totals = 08 £163.95 09 = £315.78 10 = £518.80 11 = £481.87 12 = £694.53 13 = £1200.20! 14 = £881 15 = £839.21 16 = £870.48 17 871.52 Grand Totals of all members (2008 uncounted) 2009 = £32.154.32! 2010 = £37.581.47! 2011 = £42.474.34! 2012 = £49.759.46! 2013 = £50.642.78! 2014 = £61.367.88!! 2015 = £52.852.06! 2016= £52, 002.40!!!

    • Sue-UU
    • By Sue-UU 3rd Nov 17, 9:39 AM
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    • #4
    • 3rd Nov 17, 9:39 AM
    Welcome aboard everyone, we're finally underway!
    • #4
    • 3rd Nov 17, 9:39 AM
    Ok folks, problems all solved!

    A warm welcome aboard to SPC 11!!!!!! A little late but we got there in the end.

    My very first contribution to the pot is £2.50, so I've begun!


    Sue xx

    Opening date for SPC 11 will be 1st November 2018



    Anyone wishing to join us, it's NEVER too late, so please just ask, you'll be made very welcome.
    Last edited by Sue-UU; 03-11-2017 at 10:29 AM.
    Sealed Pot Challenge 001 My Totals = 08 £163.95 09 = £315.78 10 = £518.80 11 = £481.87 12 = £694.53 13 = £1200.20! 14 = £881 15 = £839.21 16 = £870.48 17 871.52 Grand Totals of all members (2008 uncounted) 2009 = £32.154.32! 2010 = £37.581.47! 2011 = £42.474.34! 2012 = £49.759.46! 2013 = £50.642.78! 2014 = £61.367.88!! 2015 = £52.852.06! 2016= £52, 002.40!!!

    • hickles69
    • By hickles69 3rd Nov 17, 10:01 AM
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    • #5
    • 3rd Nov 17, 10:01 AM
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    • 3rd Nov 17, 10:01 AM
    Good Morning Sue-UU

    Very excited to start my new pot today.... I have already forgotten what I have put in but I know I have a money bag hidden in the car too (won't need so much parking change now that I am on maternity leave) so will count and pot later.

    Just wanted to say thank you very much for the new thread.

    I'm being a bit unrealistic and aiming for £200 this year but going for it as I will have 2 bubbas next Christmas (all being well this year doesn't count as he / she will only be a few days old).

    Hope your Great Grandson (?) is doing well.
    SPC#364 - 7-£666.54, 8-£489, 9-£264 10-£376
    SPC 11 - target £200

    Swaggers - 2015/£285, 2016/£270 2017 - target £300 (total so far £355 17/11/2017)
    • Frogletina
    • By Frogletina 3rd Nov 17, 10:21 AM
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    • #6
    • 3rd Nov 17, 10:21 AM
    • #6
    • 3rd Nov 17, 10:21 AM
    Thanks for the new thread Sue-UU

    I had a quick peek last night, but didn't make it to be the first poster on here (after Sue-UU that is).

    Well done Hickles69 - at least you had something to pot! I've yet to find a new pot and something to put in it -

    frogletina
    Not Rachmaninov
    But Nyman
    The heart asks for pleasure first

    SPC 8 #441 £1567.31 SPC 9 #441 £1014.64 SPC 10 #441 £1164.13
    • lynnejk
    • By lynnejk 3rd Nov 17, 10:31 AM
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    • #7
    • 3rd Nov 17, 10:31 AM
    • #7
    • 3rd Nov 17, 10:31 AM
    Morning potters and a warm welcome to all the new peoples, regulars and returners

    Thanks a million for the new thread Sue and sorry you had such problems with it. I find the same with a lot of things these days - they make improvements to things which just means we, the users, have more hoops to jump through

    However, in another world, I have potted my first £10 for SPC11 and hope lots more will join it on the way to next November.

    Sorry for all the prattling - must be the early - for me- time of the day

    Good luck everyone and may your life be full of love and 'road-kill'
    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
    • Sue-UU
    • By Sue-UU 3rd Nov 17, 10:48 AM
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    • 3rd Nov 17, 10:48 AM
    • #8
    • 3rd Nov 17, 10:48 AM
    Hi Hicksy, so good to see you! Good potting whatever the amount. Our Great-Granson is absolutely fine thanks, it seems as though there's just no holding him back which is marvellous!
    I've put your Target for £200 so all the best in getting there or beyond!

    Sorry to take you position away Frogletina , there's usually at least one or two waiting to strike. Not too worry, I'm just so pleased all's well today. Apparently it was all down to me having saved the first and membership posts onto my mailing system but then I always have done in order to have everything ready to go. I suspect MSE is a bit super sensitive these days. Re better_times I've given her the slot that was empty so problem solved!

    Hi Lynne! Oh what a nightmare that was, see above in Froglets reply. Your theory sums it all up though I'm positive. Your words "However, in another world" That's where I felt I was last night, early this morning when I could still do nothing! Still, all's well now. Well done with you first £10er lining the way for the rest!

    Sue xx

    Opening date for SPC 11 will be 1st November 2018



    Anyone wishing to join us, it's NEVER too late, so please just ask, you'll be made very welcome.
    Sealed Pot Challenge 001 My Totals = 08 £163.95 09 = £315.78 10 = £518.80 11 = £481.87 12 = £694.53 13 = £1200.20! 14 = £881 15 = £839.21 16 = £870.48 17 871.52 Grand Totals of all members (2008 uncounted) 2009 = £32.154.32! 2010 = £37.581.47! 2011 = £42.474.34! 2012 = £49.759.46! 2013 = £50.642.78! 2014 = £61.367.88!! 2015 = £52.852.06! 2016= £52, 002.40!!!

    • Lynsey
    • By Lynsey 3rd Nov 17, 10:49 AM
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    • 3rd Nov 17, 10:49 AM
    • #9
    • 3rd Nov 17, 10:49 AM
    I promise to save at least £600 for this challenge.

    I've already got a few £2 coins and some cashback due to be cashed soon.

    Good luck all.
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    No. 9 target £600 - (x21)
    No. 6 Total £740.00 - No. 7 £1000.00 - No. 8 £875.00 - No. 9 £700.00 (target met)
    • siju
    • By siju 3rd Nov 17, 11:04 AM
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    siju
    Hello Potters and welcome to all newcomers

    We're off again! I have decided to put any money from SPC10 that cannot be bagged back into my new pot so I'm starting off this challenge with £22.49.

    Have a smashing weekend everyone
    SPC 11 - #192
    Totals: 2014 - £264.51 2015 - £207.50 2016 - £396.79 2017 - £369.49
    • Sue-UU
    • By Sue-UU 3rd Nov 17, 11:09 AM
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    Ok Lynsey, I've already seen to your Target, good luck with getting there! Well done on the cash potted too. See you again as and when, and look forward to it.

    A great idea, siju and what a wonderful start for you!!!

    Sue xx

    Opening date for SPC 11 will be 1st November 2018



    Anyone wishing to join us, it's NEVER too late, so please just ask, you'll be made very welcome.
    Sealed Pot Challenge 001 My Totals = 08 £163.95 09 = £315.78 10 = £518.80 11 = £481.87 12 = £694.53 13 = £1200.20! 14 = £881 15 = £839.21 16 = £870.48 17 871.52 Grand Totals of all members (2008 uncounted) 2009 = £32.154.32! 2010 = £37.581.47! 2011 = £42.474.34! 2012 = £49.759.46! 2013 = £50.642.78! 2014 = £61.367.88!! 2015 = £52.852.06! 2016= £52, 002.40!!!

    • Purplemumof2
    • By Purplemumof2 3rd Nov 17, 11:11 AM
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    Morning Sue and potters

    Thanks for starting the new thread and good luck for the coming year xx
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    • owlet
    • By owlet 3rd Nov 17, 11:30 AM
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    owlet
    Good morning all

    Thank you for the new challenge Sue-UU , your work is really appreciated.

    Here's to another good year!
    SPC 8 (2015) #485 TOTAL: £334.65
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    • lynnejk
    • By lynnejk 3rd Nov 17, 12:17 PM
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    Me again

    Whoopee doo !! - I have great news to share
    Didn't want to distract from the opening party but now have to tell.......

    Had a phone call yesterday saying that we've been successful in our interviews and will be working abroad next year. Job probably starts March -ish, but exactly when and where we won't know exactly until end Dec/Jan but I'm over the moon
    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
    • Sue-UU
    • By Sue-UU 3rd Nov 17, 12:27 PM
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    Many thanks Purplemumof2, the same to you also with your saving!

    Thank you very much indeed, owlet, and here's to another year indeed!

    Me again

    Whoopee doo !! - I have great news to share
    Didn't want to distract from the opening party but now have to tell.......

    Had a phone call yesterday saying that we've been successful in our interviews and will be working abroad next year. Job probably starts March -ish, but exactly when and where we won't know exactly until end Dec/Jan but I'm over the moon
    Lx
    by lynnejk
    Oh my giddy aunt gert Lynne, what fantastic news!!!!!! I truly couldn't be more delighted for you! So is that working for a year then returning home or...? You love it over there anyway, so why not take advantage of staying there for the year or whatever!
    Hang on a minute - that doesn't mean we lose you does it! Bearing in mind that NO is the only answer I'll take!
    Sealed Pot Challenge 001 My Totals = 08 £163.95 09 = £315.78 10 = £518.80 11 = £481.87 12 = £694.53 13 = £1200.20! 14 = £881 15 = £839.21 16 = £870.48 17 871.52 Grand Totals of all members (2008 uncounted) 2009 = £32.154.32! 2010 = £37.581.47! 2011 = £42.474.34! 2012 = £49.759.46! 2013 = £50.642.78! 2014 = £61.367.88!! 2015 = £52.852.06! 2016= £52, 002.40!!!

    • Dragon Lily
    • By Dragon Lily 3rd Nov 17, 12:42 PM
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    Dragon Lily
    Hi Sue

    #105 checking in for the lovely new thread. I've got a new pot - first potting of £2 in 50p's. Aiming to beat my 2017 total of £209.

    Love this challenge!

    DL
    Star from Sue-UU

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    SPC11 #105
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    • pab233
    • By pab233 3rd Nov 17, 1:10 PM
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    Hi Sue,

    #451 signing up again.
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    • MrsShazbat
    • By MrsShazbat 3rd Nov 17, 1:32 PM
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    I'm in again #66 - thanks Sue_UU x
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    • e4rub
    • By e4rub 3rd Nov 17, 1:38 PM
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    Morning potters,
    And here we go again

    Love a new thread!

    Potted £3.20 into my lovely, but empty, new tin.

    Good luck everybody!

    Emily xx
    SPC #209 £804.79 Final Amount 2017Debt Free Date 1st August 2016 Christmas 2017 £825 saved...so far
    • Sue-UU
    • By Sue-UU 3rd Nov 17, 1:52 PM
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    Love this challenge!
    by Dragon Lily
    Ok Dragon Lily, I've popped your Target on if that's what you intended? Either way all the very best in topping that!!! It's lovely to hear how much SPC means to you - me too!

    Right you're in then Pab! Good to hear.

    You too eh, MrsShazbat... along with Mr C I'd imagine!

    ...and here you are too Emily! Yes, there's a lovely feel to a brand new thread, a bit like spring giving us a fresh shart. I'm getting carried away here so I'd best finish this post off. Good potting, Emily!
    Sealed Pot Challenge 001 My Totals = 08 £163.95 09 = £315.78 10 = £518.80 11 = £481.87 12 = £694.53 13 = £1200.20! 14 = £881 15 = £839.21 16 = £870.48 17 871.52 Grand Totals of all members (2008 uncounted) 2009 = £32.154.32! 2010 = £37.581.47! 2011 = £42.474.34! 2012 = £49.759.46! 2013 = £50.642.78! 2014 = £61.367.88!! 2015 = £52.852.06! 2016= £52, 002.40!!!

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