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    • nat21luv
    • By nat21luv 1st Dec 12, 11:00 AM
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    nat21luv
    ***Make 10 a Day Challenge DECEMBER***
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    • 1st Dec 12, 11:00 AM
    ***Make 10 a Day Challenge DECEMBER*** 1st Dec 12 at 11:00 AM
    Hello to all newbies and regulars and welcome to the DECEMBER 10 a day Challenge of 2012.

    This challenge first started in September 2007, so this will be the 64rd Month that this challenge has been going . So thanks Batgirl for starting it and Nat21Luv, Monkeynut, SweetPeas, Aesop, Purpleroses, JesaRose and MizMir, who also keep the thread going.

    I know this first post is long, but please read it as it gives tips and info on how this challenge works!

    If you're new to the challenge don't be scared - here's how it works:

    The aim of this challenge is to make 10 extra a day everyday for the month. A lot of people think this is impossible but it can and has been done (and in some cases some show offs have even doubled or tripled the monthly challenge)!

    If you feel 10 is too much why not start at 5 or if you're brave join those who aim for 20 a day! Anything extra you make is great so set whatever target you think you can manage.

    The idea is that everyone posts how they are making extra money or saving money and these shared ideas help all of us to learn new ways to help cut debt or earn/save money.

    What cannot be added: wages from your main job
    What can be added: overtime at work, income from a 2nd job, savings in shopping, daily clicks, sales, interest, vouchers, mystery shopping...the list is endless.

    Feel free to add any extra money earned (above normal wages) or any money you saved when out shopping. For daily clicks and sites like quidco it's upto you when you add the money earnt there. Some add it when an amount tracks others when it's paid out - it's your challenge so it is upto you what you want to count and when you want to count it.

    This board moves so fast so here's some ideas for people to make money. (Click the blue words (links) for some shortcuts to the site / threads on each subject):

    Sell your old books/DVDs/CDs/games here:
    Amazon, play.com, Green Metropolis is for books only.

    Amazon Trade-In, trade in your old books

    Ebay - a place to sell anything and everything.

    Other places to sell include: Gumtree, Preloved, cquot, ebid, craigslist, vivastreet, netmums, trade-it ,

    Also check out Facebook as there are local selling groups popping up all the time, and can be a great place to sell (and grab some bargains) as there is no P&P costs to take into account, and can be fab for selling without the dreaded packaging of parcels If there isn't a local group near you - start your own! (There is a proper 'Facebook Market Place, but it's done by an American company and as yet hasn't really been perfected for here, and as no one much knows about it, and it does tend to be a bit rubbish, the local groups/pages are probably your best bet.)

    Also, join TopCashBack and Quidco - If you're buying anything online always check whether you could get some cash back from it. There are also various things you can do for free, such as comparison site quotes, that will pay you for doing so. There are survey sites that will pay you to join up with them - type 'survey' in the search box and have a look.
    NB: Both TopCashBack and Quidco offer a Refer A Friend scheme, so if you want to sign up, please do look on the Referral Board, or mention here that you want to sign up, and someone can give you a referral link, as it may as well benefit someone else too!
    Don't forget with Quidco to register your card as there are certain shops you can earn cashback in store - including Debenhams, Blockbuster, Cineworld, Sports Direct...
    Martin's Cashback Maximiser Tool to find the highest rate across different sites. There are other sites, though it's better to stick to fewer as some have payout thresholds so if you spread your money between too many sites, you may never hit the thresholds so won't see the money

    http://www.volunteer4panels.com/ Famous for 'Shop and Scan'. They may also ask you to join their other panels :

    Shop and Scan gives 1100 points a week, plus a bonus 500 if you upload a receipt.
    Food on the Go - upto 5000 points a week (200pts for the first 20 texts sent weekly - none after that. Plus 1000 points just for sending. If you have no submissions, you can also just text to say that and still get 500 pts).
    Petrol Panel - 2500 points per month for all petrol submissions.
    Consumer Pulse - up to 12000 points a month + extras! (500 points per purchase details entered, plus 500 for weekly login)
    All panels: 1000 = 1

    Up your income board - Full of great ideas!

    Challenges for 2012

    Mobile phone to recycle/sell - Check on Martin's mobile recycling comparison site first to see where you may get the best deal! Also check out Completed Listings on Ebay for your model, as for some, you can make more selling it. Even if broken, people may want them to fix or for parts, so you can still get some cash for it!

    Music Magpie - Have CDs/DVDs you haven't been able to sell at carboots or online. Try your luck here. If you do sell your albums/DVDs be sure to go via Quidco or Maximiles to get a few more pennies.

    Etsy and Folksy - If you enjoy making crafts why not have a go at selling them on Etsy or Folksy. They've been getting increasingly busier each year.

    Treat Street Collect Boots Advantage Card points while shopping online. This is not just when shopping online at Boots, as you collect normal Boots points anyway there, but they have their own site equivalent to a cashback site, but earning you points instead. These points are just like normal points to spend in store. Although they don't always work out the highest payers when you work out the cash value, this can be a very helpful way to boost your points if you are saving up your points for something in Boots but don't have quite enough points (as you can't part pay with points and top up with cash ) As with cashback sites - they have a Refer a Friend scheme which earns you both an extra 2.50 worth of points, so please ask - it's in your interests too!
    Nectar has their own site for this too. Currently (as far as I know) the only place to earn and points for Amazon, as they are no longer on cashback sites. They have recently added Ebay to this Nectar scheme as well, so work out what's best for you (remember on Cashback the percentage is based on the Ebay revenue money, not the purchase price - at least it is with TCB anyway) so bare that in mind when working out which is best for you.

    Use vouchers to save on your shopping!

    Surveys - Get paid for your opinion. This thread has a fair bit of info on the different sites.
    http://www.swagbucks.com/ which lots of challengers are earning really quickly with. Please always use a referral for these too.
    Popular lately are Swagbucks

    Referrers Board
    Last edited by nat21luv; 01-12-2012 at 11:12 AM.
    6k in 2015 #011 500 12% Total Savings=6819.39 9170.45 74lbs (13.07.15)Make 10 a day=366.18(15.07.15) 2014=4980.66 Grocery Spend Aug=0(01.08.15)

    **MONEY MAKES ME HAPPY**
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    • Bedsit Bob
    • By Bedsit Bob 1st Dec 12, 4:17 PM
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    Bedsit Bob
    In the words of Wizard....

    IT'S CHRISTMAAAAAAAS!
    Originally posted by nat21luv
    I thought that was Slade
    I contend that we are both atheists. I just believe in one fewer god than you do.

    ISA Deposits: 600

    Amount I have so far denied the BBC - 870
  • Fag_ash_lil
    Hi all ,
    My total for last month was 140.02 so i beat my 100 target ..
    Could you please put me down for 3.22 a day ... 100 for this month ..

    terri x
    Last edited by Fag_ash_lil; 01-12-2012 at 4:54 PM.
    " When I'm good I'm very good , but when I'm bad I'm better " ~ Mae West ..

    Vouchers 2015 Arg 0,00 ... Misc 0.00 ..P/P 0.00 .. Ex 0.00
  • laura16
    Well I'm off to a good start I did a stall at a christmas fair today and made 18.50
    Sealed pot challenge 1875
  • THEMONEYSPIDER
    Im in 10 a day for me please Nat

    Kicking off with 1.10 ~ a nice man behind me in the queue to pay for petrol gave me a 10p off per litre coupon
    seeing as i wasn't expecting it i will be adding it to my change pot

    Ebay sales are looking good for tomorrow, bids of 123 so far
    Build your own dreams ~ or someone will hire you to help build theirs
    10 a day = 335.99 Road Kill Rebel #50 =12P
  • 415SanFran
    Hi.

    Can you put me down for 10 per day this month, already have a few bids on eb*y and a MS shop lined up so good start.
    Good luck everyone!
    Ebay 13 ........1583.46/2000.00 Amazon sales 54/50 Etsy sales 63/50
    Amazon 14.......4/50 Etsy14............46/75. Ebay........23/200
    • nat21luv
    • By nat21luv 1st Dec 12, 6:45 PM
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    nat21luv
    I thought that was Slade
    Originally posted by Bedsit Bob
    Haha that's the one! Where on earth did I get Wizard from?!
    6k in 2015 #011 500 12% Total Savings=6819.39 9170.45 74lbs (13.07.15)Make 10 a day=366.18(15.07.15) 2014=4980.66 Grocery Spend Aug=0(01.08.15)

    **MONEY MAKES ME HAPPY**
  • Blessed
    Thanks nat 21 10 a day please
    Too blessed to be stressed

    outstanding debt August 2012 17274 /18874
    August 5 a day challenge 339.33/155
    September 10 a day challenge 438.41/300October 15 a day 671.82/ 465. November 15 a day 390.45/450December 10 a day 65.50/310
    • Bedsit Bob
    • By Bedsit Bob 1st Dec 12, 7:00 PM
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    Bedsit Bob
    Haha that's the one! Where on earth did I get Wizard from?!
    Originally posted by nat21luv
    Woodn't you like to know.
    I contend that we are both atheists. I just believe in one fewer god than you do.

    ISA Deposits: 600

    Amount I have so far denied the BBC - 870
    • mavvymoo
    • By mavvymoo 1st Dec 12, 7:58 PM
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    mavvymoo
    Well Here I am again after vowing I would opt out of Decembers challenge. Please put me down for 10.00 a day. Thank you.

    And I am out of the starting blocks with a bit of a bonus
    Had to purchase some new jeans as mine were all too big on me
    Paid 2.95 in a charity shop as I always doWhen I went to wash them 15 fell out of the pocket So dilemma do I return the money to the shop or do I add it too my total ? What would you all do ?
    Mav x

    Debt free and Mortgage free thank you to all for your encouragement and advice

    Crazy Clothes challenge 465/500 just under
    Biggest loser 11/15lbs
    Today I will be happier than a seagull with a stolen chip
  • Natterjack88
    Well Here I am again after vowing I would opt out of Decembers challenge. Please put me down for 10.00 a day. Thank you.

    And I am out of the starting blocks with a bit of a bonus
    Had to purchase some new jeans as mine were all too big on me
    Paid 2.95 in a charity shop as I always doWhen I went to wash them 15 fell out of the pocket So dilemma do I return the money to the shop or do I add it too my total ? What would you all do ?
    Mav x
    Originally posted by mavvymoo

    They should have checked

    But I think I'd keep 10 and donate 5 to charity id bought them from
    20 a day April 2014 834.87/600
    20 a day May 2014 108.45/600
  • Becky 2
    Thanks Nat for starting the December thread.

    As usual I am aiming for 1 a day. Made 88 pence today from cashback on credit card so off to a good start.

    Good luck to you all.
    No toiletries challenge, started 18/1/2010 - Putting 1 in my savings jar for every item that I use up. Pot 1 to 4 = 261. Pot 5=23
    Boots points:39.21. Extra money in 2012:674.59. In 2013 603.48. 2014: 85. 2015: 0
  • lilyleigh
    Please put me down for 5 a day Nat, really looking forward to going for it again after reaching November target at 1st try ..
    Good start yesterday with 10 voucher from Surveys

    Good luck everyone
    November Make 5 a day challenge 159.34/150.00 December make 5 a day challenge 83 / 155
    SB'S earned Oct 12- Dec12 45
    .................................................. ......................
    January Make 10 a day challenge 402.55 / 310
    February Make 10 a day 78.19/280
    • Aesop
    • By Aesop 2nd Dec 12, 9:03 AM
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    Aesop
    Made an ebay sale from free listing last week, and have MS jobs coming in this month, and also hopefully TCB will finally pay out!

    1.89 from ebay.
    Make 10 a day July 2015 125.64

    Pinecone vouchers earnt 2015 21; Swagbucks 2015 75 apptrailers 2015 4.37 QMEE 2015 6.57 Gifthulk 12.72 Geolotto 43.96 2015
    Money earnt in 2014 2185.54; Money earnt in 2015 1079.24
  • Monkeynut
    10 as usual please Nat.
    Have had to put a few things on the Credit Card the last few weeks And will probably have to over Christmas possibly a bit too, so will try my very best this month
    Half of November Make 10 a Day Challenge: 51/ 170
    • mavvymoo
    • By mavvymoo 2nd Dec 12, 10:59 AM
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    mavvymoo
    I am off and running with 160 worth of 2 coins I have been saving
    Will bank them on Monday

    Debt free and Mortgage free thank you to all for your encouragement and advice

    Crazy Clothes challenge 465/500 just under
    Biggest loser 11/15lbs
    Today I will be happier than a seagull with a stolen chip
  • THEMONEYSPIDER
    I don't think you can beat being sat at home in a warm cosy house, with pyjamas still on because im not moving out today and making money

    158 made from ebay so far today still got a few bits ending later but no bids so far, and only a few watchers.

    Mavvymoo, I'd keep it
    Build your own dreams ~ or someone will hire you to help build theirs
    10 a day = 335.99 Road Kill Rebel #50 =12P
    • nat21luv
    • By nat21luv 2nd Dec 12, 1:20 PM
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    nat21luv
    I'd keep it too
    6k in 2015 #011 500 12% Total Savings=6819.39 9170.45 74lbs (13.07.15)Make 10 a day=366.18(15.07.15) 2014=4980.66 Grocery Spend Aug=0(01.08.15)

    **MONEY MAKES ME HAPPY**
    • mavvymoo
    • By mavvymoo 2nd Dec 12, 4:12 PM
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    mavvymoo
    Thanks for all your ideas on my 15 find
    I will keep it but will donate 4 pairs of nice jeans which do not fit me to them to sell. That way I will feel better about it and they will get at least 12-15 for them.Karma and all that
    Oh and another 10.00 from e*ay.
    All in all an excellent start to the month

    Debt free and Mortgage free thank you to all for your encouragement and advice

    Crazy Clothes challenge 465/500 just under
    Biggest loser 11/15lbs
    Today I will be happier than a seagull with a stolen chip
  • nimbo
    I'm going to aim for 5 a day this month... I have loads of uni work to try to get through but I need the cash.

    Good luck to all of you, and it's nearly Christmas!!!!!
    Third year here I come!!!!!
    Stashbuster - 2014 98/100 - 2015 115/200
    2014 - 18/14
  • killerpeaty
    Mavvy: I would keep it, I used to volunteer at a charity shop and it was ingrained into all the volunteers to check everything. Including bags with spiders. It's the shop's own fault. Also regarding giving your jeans, make sure that all the buttons on and no stain at all, my old shop refused to sell any jeans with faults.

    Nimbo: When I was at uni (last year) I used to use surveys and other activities as short breaks to my study. But good luck with all your uni work!

    I have 25 sitting in a survey site which I can't get at because they aren't changing my details. It's driving me up the wall!
    Aims for 2015: Complete up to AAT level 4, save 7k and just be better!
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