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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 £548/ £732
    DFBXMAS 2017 #18 £1978/1,978 100%
    EF #142 - 1027/1000
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    • IrishRose12
    • By IrishRose12 17th Mar 17, 4:27 PM
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    IrishRose12
    #66 checking in with £110/£365
    Pay all debt off by Christmas 2017 #57 £689.72/£1,500

    £1 a day challenge 2017 #66 - £160/ £365


    The 365 Day Penny Challenge #2 - £120/£650
    • chocoholicqueen
    • By chocoholicqueen 17th Mar 17, 8:38 PM
    • 564 Posts
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    chocoholicqueen
    Another £45 transferred over, bringing my total to
    #18 £180/£520.
    Emergency Fund £0/£500
    £365 in 365 Days #18 £520/£520
    £2.00 Savers Club 2017 #11 £300/£300
    • MrsShazbat
    • By MrsShazbat 17th Mar 17, 9:24 PM
    • 468 Posts
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    MrsShazbat
    Love February-March as it's such a short gap between paydays and I barely touched my overdraft!!

    Anyway, it's payday today so another £31 transferred over and I'm over the first £100 mark

    #8 £124 / £365
    * Xmas 2018 #8 £0 / £365 * (2017 £496.53; 2016 £424.32) * SPCNo.11 #66
    (SPCNo.10 £682.31 * SPCNo.9 £442.64 * inc Quidco to 2/11/17 £249.69) *
    • Westie983
    • By Westie983 21st Mar 17, 2:22 AM
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    Westie983
    Added to the pot

    £18.65 - Quidco
    £10.00 - Top CashBack

    This rounds me up

    Westie983
    Last edited by Westie983; 21-03-2017 at 10:24 PM.
    Save 12k in 2017 #16 Total £22,555/£12,000 = 187.95%
    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 £1,600/£1,800 = 88.88%
    £2 Savers Club 2017 #3 Total (£1,450)+£50/£2,000 = 75.00%

    Total £26,465/£16,965 = 155.99%

    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
    • Wentthedaywell?
    • By Wentthedaywell? 21st Mar 17, 6:03 PM
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    Wentthedaywell?
    £30 for me, thank you!
    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
    • roxy7699
    • By roxy7699 23rd Mar 17, 9:38 PM
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    roxy7699
    number 47 checking in £112/£365

    Thanks
    • Lady-T
    • By Lady-T 24th Mar 17, 11:31 AM
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    • 75 Thanks
    Lady-T
    #31 now at £125.


    Thanks
    Saving for Xmas 2017 #31: 370/365
    • giggleyay
    • By giggleyay 25th Mar 17, 10:21 AM
    • 20 Posts
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    giggleyay
    Number 21 checking in (Is there no number sign on an Apple keyboard, if so, I can't find it)

    £31 added to the pot bringing my total to 177.85/£365

    Huzzah!
    Saving for Xmas 2017 - #21 - £177.88/£365
    Save 12K in 2017 - #72 - £1930.99/£7000
    • triple choc chip
    • By triple choc chip 25th Mar 17, 10:46 AM
    • 815 Posts
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    triple choc chip
    There is on an Ipad but not on the wireless keyboard.
    I'm being frugal at the moment so not much of an advance for me:
    #3 £145/£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: £590/£650 90.76%
    Emergency fund £1k
    • Wentthedaywell?
    • By Wentthedaywell? 25th Mar 17, 1:46 PM
    • 444 Posts
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    Wentthedaywell?
    Number 21 checking in (Is there no number sign on an Apple keyboard, if so, I can't find it)

    £31 added to the pot bringing my total to 177.85/£365

    Huzzah!
    Originally posted by giggleyay
    Have you tried the alt key and 3 key simultaneously?
    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 26th Mar 17, 3:41 PM
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    Westie983
    Have you tried the alt key and 3 key simultaneously?
    Originally posted by Wentthedaywell?
    Is it not the command key with the funny square thing and the letter cmd? and the 3 key?

    Save 12k in 2017 #16 Total £22,555/£12,000 = 187.95%
    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 £1,600/£1,800 = 88.88%
    £2 Savers Club 2017 #3 Total (£1,450)+£50/£2,000 = 75.00%

    Total £26,465/£16,965 = 155.99%

    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
    • Wentthedaywell?
    • By Wentthedaywell? 26th Mar 17, 5:27 PM
    • 444 Posts
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    Wentthedaywell?
    #########
    On a laptop it's alt3
    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
    • Ellieseleven
    • By Ellieseleven 27th Mar 17, 6:09 PM
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    Ellieseleven
    Evening all,

    Aren't those totals growing nicely?

    All totals updated where requested...keep it going, we're all doing brilliantly

    Ellie x
    Debt Free 1st March 2017
    Saving for Xmas 2017 #1 £548/ £732
    DFBXMAS 2017 #18 £1978/1,978 100%
    EF #142 - 1027/1000
    • January2015
    • By January2015 27th Mar 17, 8:57 PM
    • 1,757 Posts
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    January2015
    Hi everyone

    New total for me is £357 / £730

    Almost half way to my total and just about a third of the way into this challenge so I'm really pleased.

    I am trying sooooo hard to keep up the savings at the same level and hopefully exceed my target.

    Great to see everyones totals climbing nicely
    DFW Nerd No. 1484 LBM 07/01/15 Debt was £95k I'm driving it down
    £1k emergency fund (member #84) £1k/£1k
    Xmas 2017 £1 p/day challenge No. 20 - £420/£730
    Make £10 p/day Feb £74.31, Mar £664.37 Apr £40
    • triple choc chip
    • By triple choc chip 29th Mar 17, 10:22 AM
    • 815 Posts
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    triple choc chip
    #3 checking in with a new total:
    £150/£650
    It's starting to feel like I"m going to make it to my target which is comforting because I'm househunting and likely to be brassic by Xmas.
    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: £590/£650 90.76%
    Emergency fund £1k
    • determined new ms
    • By determined new ms 31st Mar 17, 7:47 AM
    • 6,572 Posts
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    determined new ms
    £31 added to the pot. total now £121 & on track for the year
    DF as at 30/12/16
    Wombling '16 £287.33 Roadkill £28.25
    Wombling YTD £2982.2/Roadkill £8.63
    SFDs Oct 13/15 CC saved £2372.50
    • Chappie77
    • By Chappie77 31st Mar 17, 1:50 PM
    • 125 Posts
    • 661 Thanks
    Chappie77
    Hi all!

    Only managed £4 in a fortnight!! So... #71 £106/£365

    Chappie x
    Payment a Day 2017 £459.70/£459.70 Argos Card
    £1606.17/£1606.17 Barclaycard
    Next £2226.93/£2226.93 Barclaycard £0/£508.74
    Saving for Xmas 2017 #71 £627/£365
    Virtual Sealed Pot 2017 #13 £513.53/£500
    PAYDBX2017 #67 £5500/£5500
    • donkids22
    • By donkids22 1st Apr 17, 3:22 PM
    • 141 Posts
    • 658 Thanks
    donkids22
    #063 put another £60 into the savings that makes my new total £306
    Pay off Debt 2017 no54. 1433.95/ 9691.07. NSD jan 15/15. NSD feb 12/15. NSD mar 5/15
    Apr 2/15. Xmas 2 a day no63 302/730. No buying unnecessary toiletries 2017. 1 debt versus 100 days 0/200. April Grocery challenge 210/240
    • dreamtruce
    • By dreamtruce 1st Apr 17, 5:45 PM
    • 100 Posts
    • 156 Thanks
    dreamtruce
    I'd like to join please.i don't have a target really though I'm using the virtual sealed pot challenge to help save.
    • January2015
    • By January2015 1st Apr 17, 9:41 PM
    • 1,757 Posts
    • 4,746 Thanks
    January2015
    New total for me is £378 / £730
    DFW Nerd No. 1484 LBM 07/01/15 Debt was £95k I'm driving it down
    £1k emergency fund (member #84) £1k/£1k
    Xmas 2017 £1 p/day challenge No. 20 - £420/£730
    Make £10 p/day Feb £74.31, Mar £664.37 Apr £40
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