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Old 04-01-2012, 11:08 AM
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Hello All

This list was originally complied by Marru as a handy reference for finding challenges and if you are looking for inspiration.

Link to last year's thread List of Challenges 2011
And a link to the original thread List of challenges 2010

CHALLENGES

This is a list of the current challenges. Please feel free to join in with any you think will help you on your debt free journey, all are open challenges so you don't need to wait to be invited!!

Spending less
2012 Frugal Living Challenge
The Completely Crazy 2012 Clothes Challenge
We Are Decking the Halls with NSDs December Challenge
December 2012 Grocery Challenge!!!!! REALLLY?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!
Weekly Spend Challenge W/C 25th November 2012
2012 100 Day Challenge
No More Buying Books Until I've Read the Ones I've Already Bought
No More Buying DVDs Until I Have Watched the Ones I Already Own
Storecupboard challenge

Saving
Sealed Pot Challenge 5 ~ Part 2
"Sealed Pot Challenge ~ No 6"
Virtual Sealed Pot Challenge 2012
2 Savers Club 2012
2 Savers Club 2013
20p Savers Club 2013
365 in 365 days ......... returns for 2012..... with an extra day!!
How much can you save
The 'Save 12k in 2012' thread!
The 'Save 12k in 2013' Thread!
2012 in 2012
Second Purse Challenge 2012
NEW Baby Fund Challenge

Paying off debt
The "Pay ALL your debt off by Xmas 2012" challenge - PART 3!!!
Pay One Debt 2012!
Pay off as much as you can in 2012 challenge!
A Payment A Day - The 2012 Challenge!
A Payment A Day - The Lucky 13th Chapter!
Loose change pays your debt challenge
Olympic Countdown aka clear those debts by July 2012!
1 debt v 100 days part 10
Mortgage Free by 40 challenge
The Mortgage Free in Three - Take 2 challenge (MFiT-T2)
***The A Fixed % of Money Left After Bills Goes On Debt Challenge***
10 positive steps a day challenge - 2012
NEW The 'extra payment every week' challenge

Earning more

Make your dream amount for 2012 or reach for the sky and make 12,000 in 2012
A Bag A Day *Star *EBAY **Challenge 2012**
•••Make 10 a day challenge for OCTOBER•••
Slice the pie (FAQs re Slice the Pie)
EagerLearner's Guide to Free Daily Cashback - Part Trois! (daily clicks challenge)
New Challenge - a survey a day to boost my pay!
The Swagbucks Challenge


Money neutral

~*~ Thrifty Gifty Moneysaving Thread for Christmas and all Occasions 2012 ~*~
Saving your Vouchers for Christmas Challenge

Lose weight

DFW lets get rid of the lbs without spending s

Murphys No More Pies Club
Lose Weight 35
Weight Loss the Old Style Way! Part 8.

Other
The giving up/cutting down on diet coke or caffeine challenge
Exercise at least 3 times a week
The Giving Up Smoking Thread - Part 3
NEW Stoptober club - Are you in? Mutual support
The Giving Up/ Cutting Down alcohol support thread - number 11
The 101 in 1001 Project - What would you like to achieve?
Use it or lose it
Decluttering 2012, this year, definitely ...


I will try to update the list monthly but as before if you could post any links to new challenges that will be useful.



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I'll be adding in new 2012 challenges and removing the 2011 ones over the next day or so.
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Old 04-01-2012, 11:28 AM
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Thanks for the new list/thread Tixy.
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Old 05-01-2012, 12:53 PM
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thank you to MARRU for directing me to the old thread and well done Tixy on keeping it going.

Can't wait to get home tonight and see what ideas people have.
I am sooo excited to be running my first ever giveaway/ competition on my blog.
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Thanks for this sticky Tixy!

Do we have a new Not buying toiletries in January post? I've just wrote my first ever list of everything in the cabinet and want to share
Can't think of anything smart to put here...
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Added on the list now zepsgal.
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No worries rosy - we've all posted on the wrong thread at some point I bet! Good luck with your challenge.
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Thank you for this thread



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There's also a save 2012 in 2012 challenge. Do you have that one for your list?
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Old 09-01-2012, 9:59 PM
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Hi guys, is the "a payment a day challenge" running for 2012? Sorry if it is and I've missed but would love to give this a go...have seen it on older threads for 2010 etc!!

Every penny helps and makes you feel good for paying off no matter how big or small the amount is!!

Would be happ to start a thread for this and subtotal everyone's together... Thanks guys
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Here you go Sammy A Payment A Day - The 2012 Challenge!

Will update the first post with this new link.
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Hey Tixy! Thanks for this Say hi to every-one on the trolls thread from me!

This isn't a challenge, so wouldn't be listed here, but do you know if there's a thread totalling how much DFWs cleared in 2011? I usually update it about now but can't seem to find it.

If you have seen it, please point me in the right direction!
Jan10: 28,315.81 Jan11: 18,015.32 Jan12: 7,682.58 Jan13: 2,987.73 Current debt: 1,225.55
HFC 1896.10. 225.55 SLC2 5123.34 0 Others 2085 1000 Bcard 1172.60 0

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Hi nicca.

I haven't seen one this year, Lemon Tree did one for 2010 (http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/....php?t=2947670), which was mentioned in the weekly email but I haven't noticed an equivalent this year.

Anyone else spotted it?
Or if not anyone want to start one?
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I did wonder but figured there must be one somewhere! Right, I best tot up my total and get a thread started then!!!

Will make all the phone calls I need to tomorrow and get right on to it unless some-one beats me to it... go on, you know you want to...
Jan10: 28,315.81 Jan11: 18,015.32 Jan12: 7,682.58 Jan13: 2,987.73 Current debt: 1,225.55
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Being sent home sick can be useful!

So, just how much did we pay off in 2011? Add your total to the thread.

http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/....php?t=3743103
Jan10: 28,315.81 Jan11: 18,015.32 Jan12: 7,682.58 Jan13: 2,987.73 Current debt: 1,225.55
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New Challenge Just started today:

A survey a day to boost my pay


http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/...5#post50704395

A couple of other new ones to add to the list for you Tixy!

Positive Steps Challenge

http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/....php?t=3718193


Double your Money

http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/...1#post51302735

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Hi Tixy

I've forgotten to add the NSD thread for the past couple of months, my excuse is premature senility

Link to the February one is below:

http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/....php?t=3763487


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Can you tell me how to access the March grocery challenge please, I cannot find it on the list

Thank you so much for running this it is really helping me.
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It is on The Old Style Moneysaving board.

Link here ---> Grocery Challenge - March 2012
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