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    • chickywiggle
    • By chickywiggle 21st Dec 09, 1:14 PM
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    chickywiggle
    365 in 365 days
    • #1
    • 21st Dec 09, 1:14 PM
    365 in 365 days 21st Dec 09 at 1:14 PM
    ***THREAD NOW RESTARTED*** HERE...........http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.html?t=2243793

    Please move to there as I assume this will be shortly closed........... don't forget to change your bookmarks/ subscriptions.
    I have had to start again as our numbers are now too large to even fit in the 2nd box

    See you on the spanking new thread...............who's gonna get there first???

    Here's the challange - 365 in 365 days.
    The aim: to put in
    1 in a day from 1st January 2010- empty it on 31st December 2010 and spend spend spend in January 2011 sales.

    People are attempting this in many ways - feel free to take your pick or create your own:
    Put
    1/ 2/ 5/ 10 at intervals into a money box.
    Transfer 1/ 2/ 5/ 10 at intervals into an online savings account.

    You CAN include any extra money you wish as you go along.

    You can choose to end earlier if you wish to use the money for Christmas.

    Happy savings.


    Thanks for the HUGE response to this thread whoever knew so many people would join up. A full list of savers can be found in post 8 as it was toooo long for the word count in this first post.

    As of 1st Feb we have had 197 official starters to this challange - well done, you should now have 31 (or equivalent)

    It's not too late to join - you could still have 334 by January 2011 if you start now

    Last edited by chickywiggle; 01-02-2010 at 8:41 AM. Reason: had to cut post text down to meet word count.
    loves how my "I've been censored" signature has been censored. LOL. Happy Christmas.
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    • josephine82
    • By josephine82 21st Dec 09, 2:06 PM
    • 359 Posts
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    josephine82
    • #2
    • 21st Dec 09, 2:06 PM
    • #2
    • 21st Dec 09, 2:06 PM
    I'm in!
    Although I think I'm going to be doing it online as I never ever, ever have any change!
    Great idea!
    Debt Free as of 2nd October 2009
  • 415SanFran
    • #3
    • 21st Dec 09, 2:48 PM
    • #3
    • 21st Dec 09, 2:48 PM
    Hey,
    I like the sound of this one!
    For the next month I am only buying, reduced price fruit/veg, so hopefully I am able to do this.
    Have already decided today that I am going to save up for a wardrobe, rather than getting into debt, so it looks like it will not take forever to lose my "floordrobe" after all.

    My new years resolution is so stop all ebay purchases as I have FAR too many clothes as it is.
    I bought a lovely pair of boots of ebay then decided that I needed a few long winter skirts to go with the boots. I now own about 12 skirts.
    I really need help!

    Ow yeah and I also am trying to not buy any bath products that will linger in the bathroom for evermore as well till I have used up what I already have.
    Ebay 13 ........1583.46/2000.00 Amazon sales 54/50 Etsy sales 63/50
    Amazon 14.......4/50 Etsy14............46/75. Ebay........23/200
    • chickywiggle
    • By chickywiggle 21st Dec 09, 3:00 PM
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    • #4
    • 21st Dec 09, 3:00 PM
    • #4
    • 21st Dec 09, 3:00 PM
    Hey,
    Ow yeah and I also am trying to not buy any bath products that will linger in the bathroom for evermore as well till I have used up what I already have.
    Originally posted by 415SanFran
    know that feeling. My 2009 resolution was this.............. it lasted till Jan 5th when I discovered Ethel Austin sold my favourite fruity "I love....." range at a silly cheap price......... Now to use these up.
    loves how my "I've been censored" signature has been censored. LOL. Happy Christmas.
    • lindsaygalaxy
    • By lindsaygalaxy 21st Dec 09, 3:04 PM
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    lindsaygalaxy
    • #5
    • 21st Dec 09, 3:04 PM
    • #5
    • 21st Dec 09, 3:04 PM
    Im in, and its achieveable (especially as theres plenty of time to catch up if it goes wrong lol).
  • Charco
    • #6
    • 21st Dec 09, 3:12 PM
    • #6
    • 21st Dec 09, 3:12 PM
    I do this anyway... was able to bag up 225 at the start of December plus some Euro (anything not big enough for a bag goes back in the pot for next year - so if you need 5 in 10p pieces but only have 3.20, it goes back in the pot. Same with 10 in 50p/20p and so on!)

    Really handy for just before christmas - nice wee bonus!
    Would you ask the wolves to look after the sheep?
    CCCS funded by banks
  • 415SanFran
    • #7
    • 21st Dec 09, 3:25 PM
    • #7
    • 21st Dec 09, 3:25 PM
    My 2009 resolution was this.............. it lasted till Jan 5th when I discovered Ethel Austin sold my favourite fruity "I love....." range at a silly cheap price......... Now to use these up.

    My biggest problem is that I use them a few times and then get bored with them!
    So to get around this I now have about 10 bottles open all at the same time and use all of them at the same time its working better that way.
    Hope that helps
    Ebay 13 ........1583.46/2000.00 Amazon sales 54/50 Etsy sales 63/50
    Amazon 14.......4/50 Etsy14............46/75. Ebay........23/200
    • chickywiggle
    • By chickywiggle 21st Dec 09, 3:37 PM
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    chickywiggle
    • #8
    • 21st Dec 09, 3:37 PM
    • #8
    • 21st Dec 09, 3:37 PM
    Savers (I'll try and update every couple of days - but if you think I've missed you out drop me a PM):

      1. 415SanFran
      2. Alison10011
      3. Allbuymyself (5/1/10)
      4. Ald65 (10/1/10)
      5. Allons-y
      6. Andrinaperry
      7. Atti
      8. babes21
      9. barney77
      10. bearacus (1/1/10 - 31/10/10)
      11. BeautyandtheBeast
      12. Bellebo (4/1/10)
      13. BenS1
      14. Bexterragga
      15. Bigbeff
      16. Bigmommamuppet
      17. BLaZiNgDucK
      18. Brokemedic
      19. Bromleymum
      20. Broomstick
      21. brown_suga
      22. Brummibabe
      23. Brydlesmansteve (4/1/10)
      24. Buddiebabe
      25. Buffythedebtslayer
      26. Captainspam
      27. Carrieon
      28. Castri09
      29. Catalogue queen (19/1/10)
      30. catbar09
      31. catspaw
      32. Catznine
      33. Cedrickerry
      34. Changingme
      35. Charco
      36. charley24
      37. Cheeky841
      38. Cherry123
      39. chez2k
      40. Chickadee
      41. Chickywiggle
      42. China-doll (5/1/10)
      43. Clairewop
      44. clodagh trubble
      45. Countingthepennies
      46. daisy 1973 (1/12/09 30/11/10)
      47. Danka
      48. Dartilov
      49. Dawnie1972
      50. Deeleybopper
      51. Diddlepops
      52. Dippykitty
      53. Dreamer2010
      54. DreamerHelen
      55. dwjohnno81
      56. Elliemoo
      57. Emma please stop spending
      58. Esoog
      59. Euronorris
      60. Fabjenni
      61. Fairysnow (10/1/10)
      62. Firestronaut
      63. Fizz
      64. Flarestar (12/1/10)
      65. Focus 888
      66. Freezspirit
      67. Gilly41
      68. Gonnabedebtfree (6/1/10)
      69. Heartland
      70. Hesjane (15/1/10)
      71. Hollypolly
      72. Igiveup
      73. Intergalactic Floozie
      74. Iwillgetoutofdebt
      75. jacci45
      76. Jadesarah1
      77. Jay20043
      78. Jc2703
      79. Jemjam
      80. Jojitsui
      81. Jojo1979 (29/1/10)
      82. JonnieStar
      83. Josephine82
      84. Jubilee76
      85. Jules
      86. Julie toots
      87. kathy40uk
      88. Kaz665
      89. Kayleighpea (14/1/10)
      90. Keggie (31/1/10)
      91. Kimberly111
      92. kingfisherblue
      93. Kirri
      94. Kittiej
      95. Kittycat1 (4/1/10)
      96. Kiwibabe (4/1/10)
      97. Ladygogs
      98. Ladymoon
      99. Lap1970
      100. larmy16
      101. Learn2cope
      102. Lindsaygalaxy
      103. littledevil
      104. littlepinkstars44
      105. Lola23
      106. lolly_896
      107. Looie
      108. Lotties mum
      109. louwilko04
      110. lucy*locket
      111. Lush_Lover
      112. Lynn11
      113. Lysasparkles (7/1/10)
      114. Mariagti
      115. Maysmummy
      116. Maysmummys OH (henceforth known as maysdaddy cause I decided so J) typical man fallen of the wagon after just 12 days!!!!
      117. MegandNicsmum
      118. Melaniep101
      119. Melvis (1/1/10 30/11/10)
      120. Me-shelly
      121. mineallmine (3/1/10)
      122. Miss_marple
      123. MissSexyBum
      124. Misswissy
      125. Mortgage_girl
      126. Mrandmrsbibbs1974 (25/1/10)
      127. Mrsdumplin
      128. mumma ib
      129. mummytummy (25/1/10)
      130. Mums got no pennies
      131. Mustbemad68
      132. New leaf
      133. nich29580
      134. Nichelette
      135. Nikki20022008
      136. nikki2804
      137. Niksyg
      138. Noodle84
      139. Noodledoodle78 (5/1/10)
      140. oneday77
      141. PARIS5000
      142. Pawlala (6/1/10)
      143. PinheadSK
      144. Pinkpinkuk
      145. Pippaaaaaa
      146. Pippajo
      147. Pips mum
      148. Planning_ahead (15/1/10)
      149. pollys
      150. Preacher1970
      151. PrimaDonna (14/1/10)
      152. Primula
      153. Primulas OH
      154. Purpleclutterbuck (5/1/10)
      155. Rachl021967
      156. Rainbowfairydust
      157. Rainstar
      158. raven-333
      159. rebekah24
      160. Redsky
      161. Rugbybabe77
      162. Sarahangel (11/1/10)
      163. savysue123
      164. ScarlettBee
      165. Scorgeous (5/1/10)
      166. seashell
      167. sweetpeas (to be started 18/1/10)
      168. Skaps
      169. Skintbint
      170. skintbuthappy81
      171. skintbuthappy81 OH.. uhoh another one left us on 14/1/10
      172. Smem
      173. Snowy owl
      174. Stardust
      175. StrawberryYogurt (8/1/10)
      176. Suzybloo
      177. Taekwondogirl
      178. Takingcontrol
      179. Tangles
      180. Teabythesea
      181. Technicaltanya
      182. Teeni
      183. Tinah
      184. Tiptoes
      185. Toffee Penny
      186. Tracieann(24/1/10)
      187. Traymos (8/1/10)
      188. Twirly09
      189. Twoflower169 (6/1/10)
      190. Virus (30/1/10)
      191. Wannabefree
      192. wannaberich1
      193. Xhayles84x
      194. Youngmum (6/1/10)
      195. Yummyhoney
      196. Yummymummy20
      197. ZIZA

    (updated 8 am 1/02/10)
    Last edited by chickywiggle; 01-02-2010 at 8:09 AM.
    loves how my "I've been censored" signature has been censored. LOL. Happy Christmas.
  • barney77
    • #9
    • 21st Dec 09, 7:32 PM
    • #9
    • 21st Dec 09, 7:32 PM
    I started doing this on 1/1/09 and can't wait to smash my Terramundi pot on news year day to count it all up!!!

    Count me in!
    • Esoog
    • By Esoog 21st Dec 09, 7:34 PM
    • 1,446 Posts
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    Esoog
    Probably more on my scale than the 10k thread!
    • jojitsui
    • By jojitsui 21st Dec 09, 7:43 PM
    • 387 Posts
    • 1,610 Thanks
    jojitsui
    Count me in as well please
    • chickywiggle
    • By chickywiggle 21st Dec 09, 8:19 PM
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    chickywiggle
    Probably more on my scale than the 10k thread!
    Originally posted by Esoog
    how do they do it??? I only earn 15k a year BEFORE tax/NI/ pension/ student loan repayments.


    I do this anyway... was able to bag up 225 at the start of December plus some Euro (anything not big enough for a bag goes back in the pot for next year - so if you need 5 in 10p pieces but only have 3.20, it goes back in the pot. Same with 10 in 50p/20p and so on!)

    Really handy for just before christmas - nice wee bonus!
    Originally posted by Charco
    I always save the 1p-10p's too and bank - this year tho I shall make sure any i bank i put the notes straight into the pot.

    New names added...... welcome all.
    loves how my "I've been censored" signature has been censored. LOL. Happy Christmas.
  • catspaw
    ooo another challenge! Count me in please
    Proud to be dealing with my debt

    TOTAL: 6,437 (04/01/2013) slowly but surely it is decreasing
    • larmy16
    • By larmy16 21st Dec 09, 8:26 PM
    • 4,217 Posts
    • 8,039 Thanks
    larmy16
    I did this the year before last so count me in - it was great to be so well off at Christmas. Only saved 200 this year with a Christmas Club.
    Grocery Challenge 139/240 until 31/01
    Taking part in Sealed Pot No.819/2011
    Only essentials on Ebay/Amazon

    • Oneday77
    • By Oneday77 21st Dec 09, 9:16 PM
    • 1,217 Posts
    • 1,009 Thanks
    Oneday77
    Add me to the pot please.
    I think I will get as many 1 coins as I can at the start of the month, bank one a day and add my extra coppers, 5p's and 10p's. See where it gets me
    New PV club member. 3.99kW system. Solar Edge with 14 x 285W JA Solar panels. 55 West from south and 35 pitch.
    • nikki2804
    • By nikki2804 21st Dec 09, 9:22 PM
    • 2,637 Posts
    • 7,551 Thanks
    nikki2804
    Oh can I join too?
    Any extra pennies has got to be a good thing!
    SPC no 046
    Now a MFW!
  • iwillgetoutofdebt
    Can I join in too please?
    • SEASHELL
    • By SEASHELL 21st Dec 09, 9:38 PM
    • 332 Posts
    • 1,015 Thanks
    SEASHELL
    Oooohhh count me in too. I planned on doing this myself so will be good to have others doing the same thing
    Pay ALL your debt off by Xmas 2017 #64 25.00/3100

    Saving for Xmas 2017 - A pound a day #69 7/365

    SEALED POT CHALLENGE 2017- 6.51/500 - #021
    • jacci45
    • By jacci45 21st Dec 09, 9:53 PM
    • 1,480 Posts
    • 4,293 Thanks
    jacci45
    Me too please!!
    Thanx.
  • tiptoes
    I'm up for this trying to deal with OH's debt and though its a baby step, 365 in 365 days is a step in the right direction )
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