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    • Ellieseleven
    • By Ellieseleven 26th Nov 16, 8:13 AM
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    Ellieseleven
    Saving for Xmas 2017 - A pound a day
    • #1
    • 26th Nov 16, 8:13 AM
    Saving for Xmas 2017 - A pound a day 26th Nov 16 at 8:13 AM
    This is the saving for Christmas 2017 - A pound a day challenge



    Back by popular demand


    The Aim: To save a £1 a day from 1st December 2016 to 30th November 2017. How you save your £1 doesn't really matter, whether it be a £1 in a tin, an on-line account or anywhere else that suits you.


    We will open our tins or have access to our accounts on 1st December 2017 and declare out total amounts saved


    Then it's spend, spend, spend for Xmas 2017 on whatever you like.


    I've had great success for the last 3 years and use a sealed tin. For 2016 I saved £2 each day instead of £1 and this really does take a lot of the stress out of Christmas, also, I have a great time counting out all my £1 coins at the end.


    You soon get into the habit of putting a £1 a day away and just think this time next year you will have a healthy chunk of money towards the expense of Christmas


    If you would like to join in pop your name down and I will allocate a number for you.


    So come on everyone, decide on where you are going to keep your pounds and let's get saving!


    Happy Savings Happy Xmas Happy New Year
    Debt Free 1st March 2017
    Saving for Xmas 2017 #1 £436/ £732
    DFBXMAS 2017 #18 £1978/1,978 100%
    EF #142 - 898/1000
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    • Chappie77
    • By Chappie77 25th Jul 17, 11:28 AM
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    Chappie77
    Morning all!

    #71 - £31 added = £308/£365

    Chappie x
    Payment a Day 2017 £459.70/£459.70 Argos Card
    £1606.17/£1606.17 Barclaycard
    Next £1110/£2226.93
    Saving for Xmas 2017 #71 £348/£365
    Virtual Sealed Pot 2017 #13 £402.42/£500
    PAYDBX2017 #67 £4301.55/£5500
    • MrsShazbat
    • By MrsShazbat 26th Jul 17, 10:22 PM
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    MrsShazbat
    When you check your balance and find that you've actually got more money saved than you thought, because you forgot about the slight banking crisis that you had towards the end of last year's challenge that forced you to borrow from it meaning you were already collecting again by the start of the new challenge and therefore have already passed the £365 target..... That! Very happy.
    PAYDBX 2017 #71 £1955.89 / £3053.49 * Xmas 2017 #8 £403.50 / £365 * (2016 £424.32 / £366)
    * SPCNo.10 #66 (SPCNo.9 £442.64 inc Quidco to 2/11/16 £138.92 *
    • Chappie77
    • By Chappie77 31st Jul 17, 7:19 AM
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    Chappie77
    Morning all!

    #71 - £16 paid into pot = £324/£365

    Chappie x
    Payment a Day 2017 £459.70/£459.70 Argos Card
    £1606.17/£1606.17 Barclaycard
    Next £1110/£2226.93
    Saving for Xmas 2017 #71 £348/£365
    Virtual Sealed Pot 2017 #13 £402.42/£500
    PAYDBX2017 #67 £4301.55/£5500
    • in96bal
    • By in96bal 31st Jul 17, 2:36 PM
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    in96bal
    Can I join pls or is it too late?
    • fosterae
    • By fosterae 31st Jul 17, 3:11 PM
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    fosterae
    Hi all,

    Is it too late to join? I'd like to start as well. Tomorrow is the 1st of august. I'm thinking better late than never. Please advise.

    Thanks
    • triple choc chip
    • By triple choc chip 31st Jul 17, 3:40 PM
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    triple choc chip
    Can I join pls or is it too late?
    Originally posted by in96bal
    Hi all,
    Is it too late to join? I'd like to start as well. Tomorrow is the 1st of august. I'm thinking better late than never. Please advise.Thanks
    Originally posted by fosterae
    Hi both and welcome; Ellie's a bit busy right now but next time she's here she will give you both a number and add you to the list at the top of the thread. It's never too late and there's loads of time to get a head start on Xmas. How much are you going to aim for? It can be £365, or the number of days left until Nov 30th (I think that's £122) or double up or anything else to suit your circumstances

    My new total:
    #3 £361/£650
    Life's greatest satisfactions: Getting the last laugh, having the last word and paying the last instalment.
    Debt Free since 6.8.13
    Saving for Xmas 2017 #3: £369/£650 56.7%
    Emergency fund £1k
    • Miss D Meanour
    • By Miss D Meanour 1st Aug 17, 6:18 AM
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    Miss D Meanour
    Good morning
    Had a really tight month last month and wasn't sure I was going to make it to end of month. But am happy to confirm that all the £1s for July were safely moved across into savings.

    #40 with £31 giving £243 / £365

    Now I just have to survive August. Me thinks there is a little too much DIY going on in my life at moment

    Have a great Tuesday
    MissDM
    LBM- June 2009 - 15 year plan started, Dec 2016 - half way there
    SPC - 10. #574. .......... How much will you spend 2017? #9
    Xmas 2017 - #40: £243 / £365. .......... CCCC 2017 - #9: £57 / £150
    PAYDBX 2017 #23: £5,868.85 / £8,100. .......... MFW2017 - #2: £4,588.48 / £7,000
    No matter how far you go, you always take yourself with you
    • Westie983
    • By Westie983 2nd Aug 17, 9:48 PM
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    Westie983
    £30 added for August, courtesy of Quidco

    Westie983
    Save 12k in 2017 #16 Total £18,855/£12,000 157.12%
    Sealed Pot Challenge ~ 10 #97 Total (£252) +£158/£500 = 82.00% ( x 10)
    Xmas 2017 £1 a Day #6 Total £300/£365 = 82.19%
    Virtual Sealed Pot #1 Total £1,200/£1,000 = 120.00%
    £2 Savers Club 2017 #3 Total (£1,450)+£50/£2,000 = 75.00%

    Total £22,265/£15,865 = 140.34%

    I'm a Board Guide on Budgeting & Bank Accounts, Debt-Free Wannabe, Disability Money Matters, and Savings & Investments. I'm a volunteer helping the boards run smoothly, but I'm not a moderator, and do not read all posts. If you see an inappropriate/illegal post then email forumteam@moneysavingexpert.com
    • chocoholicqueen
    • By chocoholicqueen 5th Aug 17, 10:31 PM
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    chocoholicqueen
    £45 transferred over for August bringing my total too #18 £405
    Emergency Fund £50/£500
    £365 in 365 Days #18 £405/£520
    £2.00 Savers Club 2017 #11 £256/£300
    Debt free by Xmas 2017 #30 £2473/£6000
    • triple choc chip
    • By triple choc chip 7th Aug 17, 3:26 PM
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    triple choc chip
    M&S vouchers are in:
    No. 3: £369/£650


    Life's greatest satisfactions: Getting the last laugh, having the last word and paying the last instalment.
    Debt Free since 6.8.13
    Saving for Xmas 2017 #3: £369/£650 56.7%
    Emergency fund £1k
    • Chappie77
    • By Chappie77 8th Aug 17, 12:00 PM
    • 103 Posts
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    Chappie77
    Morning all!

    We've been away so I only managed to pay in £2 last week

    #71 - £2 = £326/£365

    Chappie x
    Payment a Day 2017 £459.70/£459.70 Argos Card
    £1606.17/£1606.17 Barclaycard
    Next £1110/£2226.93
    Saving for Xmas 2017 #71 £348/£365
    Virtual Sealed Pot 2017 #13 £402.42/£500
    PAYDBX2017 #67 £4301.55/£5500
    • roxy7699
    • By roxy7699 9th Aug 17, 10:17 AM
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    roxy7699
    Morning

    My total now:

    47. Roxy7699 - £252/365

    Have a great day.

    Rox
    • rockabillygirl
    • By rockabillygirl 13th Aug 17, 2:01 PM
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    rockabillygirl
    Hi everyone,
    Sorry, I've been really rubbish at checking in. Current total is £256.00 (10. Rockabilly girl)
    It will all be ok in the end - if it's not ok, then it's not the end!
    Saving for Xmas 2017 #10. :
    Sealed pot challenge #32
    Mortgage paid off.
    • Westie983
    • By Westie983 13th Aug 17, 6:37 PM
    • 3,760 Posts
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    Westie983
    £20 from Quidco, drips and drabs, but I am getting there...

    I am on 82%.

    Westie983
    Save 12k in 2017 #16 Total £18,855/£12,000 157.12%
    Sealed Pot Challenge ~ 10 #97 Total (£252) +£158/£500 = 82.00% ( x 10)
    Xmas 2017 £1 a Day #6 Total £300/£365 = 82.19%
    Virtual Sealed Pot #1 Total £1,200/£1,000 = 120.00%
    £2 Savers Club 2017 #3 Total (£1,450)+£50/£2,000 = 75.00%

    Total £22,265/£15,865 = 140.34%

    I'm a Board Guide on Budgeting & Bank Accounts, Debt-Free Wannabe, Disability Money Matters, and Savings & Investments. I'm a volunteer helping the boards run smoothly, but I'm not a moderator, and do not read all posts. If you see an inappropriate/illegal post then email forumteam@moneysavingexpert.com
    • mummytummy
    • By mummytummy 17th Aug 17, 2:54 PM
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    mummytummy
    #12 checking in current total £940
    Sealed Pot Challenge No.10 (2017) #11 ( from Sue-UU = 20) Save 12K in 2017 #17 £6788.15 MFiT-T4 #62 (51.64% saved) 50p Savers 2017 #2 £42 5p Savers 2017 #2 £12.00 Saving for Xmas 2017 #12 £940/£1200.00
    • Chappie77
    • By Chappie77 18th Aug 17, 12:11 PM
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    Chappie77
    Afternoon all!

    #71 - £22 paid in = £348/£365

    Chappie x
    Payment a Day 2017 £459.70/£459.70 Argos Card
    £1606.17/£1606.17 Barclaycard
    Next £1110/£2226.93
    Saving for Xmas 2017 #71 £348/£365
    Virtual Sealed Pot 2017 #13 £402.42/£500
    PAYDBX2017 #67 £4301.55/£5500
    • Wentthedaywell?
    • By Wentthedaywell? 19th Aug 17, 5:31 PM
    • 433 Posts
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    Wentthedaywell?
    £31 in for me, for August, thanks!
    Save £13k in 2017 #12: £10,000. Jan-July £3250
    £365 in 365 days 2017 #2
    Save £10,000 p.a, 2013-17: 2013 £11,500, 2014 £10,000, 2015 £6,500, 2016 £14,000
    • Wentthedaywell?
    • By Wentthedaywell? 19th Aug 17, 5:37 PM
    • 433 Posts
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    Wentthedaywell?
    Sorry, I think I may have forgotten to report a month. I've two months more to go, so have £305 in the pot (actually have all my £2 coins too, so hoping for £500ish when I crack it open!).
    Save £13k in 2017 #12: £10,000. Jan-July £3250
    £365 in 365 days 2017 #2
    Save £10,000 p.a, 2013-17: 2013 £11,500, 2014 £10,000, 2015 £6,500, 2016 £14,000
    • Westie983
    • By Westie983 20th Aug 17, 4:51 AM
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    Westie983
    No potting, but I have bought three more Christmas present this month, I used my credit card and paid it off in full, as I have not started my amazon basket trick yet, this will start next month.

    Now to focus on Birthdays that appear before this crimbo event, everyone goes on about :-)

    Westie983
    Save 12k in 2017 #16 Total £18,855/£12,000 157.12%
    Sealed Pot Challenge ~ 10 #97 Total (£252) +£158/£500 = 82.00% ( x 10)
    Xmas 2017 £1 a Day #6 Total £300/£365 = 82.19%
    Virtual Sealed Pot #1 Total £1,200/£1,000 = 120.00%
    £2 Savers Club 2017 #3 Total (£1,450)+£50/£2,000 = 75.00%

    Total £22,265/£15,865 = 140.34%

    I'm a Board Guide on Budgeting & Bank Accounts, Debt-Free Wannabe, Disability Money Matters, and Savings & Investments. I'm a volunteer helping the boards run smoothly, but I'm not a moderator, and do not read all posts. If you see an inappropriate/illegal post then email forumteam@moneysavingexpert.com
    • MrsShazbat
    • By MrsShazbat 22nd Aug 17, 8:57 PM
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    MrsShazbat
    It was pay day on Friday, so another £31 transferred. Realised I haven't updated my sig after finding that extra money in the account last month....

    #8 £403.50 / £365
    Last edited by MrsShazbat; 22-08-2017 at 9:02 PM.
    PAYDBX 2017 #71 £1955.89 / £3053.49 * Xmas 2017 #8 £403.50 / £365 * (2016 £424.32 / £366)
    * SPCNo.10 #66 (SPCNo.9 £442.64 inc Quidco to 2/11/16 £138.92 *
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