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    • nat21luv
    • By nat21luv 1st Dec 12, 11:00 AM
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    ***Make 10 a Day Challenge DECEMBER***
    • #1
    • 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,, 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 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. 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)

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    • lellybun
    • By lellybun 2nd Dec 12, 8:32 PM
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    Thanks for starting this months thread Nat

    Please could you put me down for my usual 10 a day, and i still need to work out and declare last months total!

    Good luck everybody!
    2012 Make 10 a day

    Dec 20.96/310
    • nikki2804
    • By nikki2804 2nd Dec 12, 8:36 PM
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    Can I join? Only 5 a day to start off with though.

    I've fallen off the savings wagon in the last year and really must get my bum back on it.

    I've signed up for Pinecone today. Started using TCB religiously and I'm doing my surveys so hopefully I'll meet my target.
    SPC no 046
    Now a MFW!
    • Al1x
    • By Al1x 2nd Dec 12, 9:06 PM
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    I'm going to join you I'll try for 5 per day

    I did this in Jan and Feb this year but somehow got sidetracted haha

    Just listing some bits on ebay
    NeoBux since Aug 2014 - RR1076
    Earn 2015 in 2015 challenge - 1842.16

    • GreyhoundAngel
    • By GreyhoundAngel 2nd Dec 12, 10:35 PM
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    Evening All

    Just a quickie ... anyone doing Shop n Scan .. the deadline for ordering your vouchers is the 12th December - if you want them in time for Xmas !

    Angel xx
    ~ On the Road to Making Dreams Happen ~
    January 10 a Day Challenge 0.00 / 750 - (Running Total 1,512.11)
    52 Week Challenge 0.00 / 1,378

    Debt Owed 23,200 / 19,251 - Mtge Owed Bal 140,000 / 130,940 - Total Debt Balance Owed : 163,200 / 150,191
    • sweetpea26
    • By sweetpea26 2nd Dec 12, 11:22 PM
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    EVening all

    12.59 in from ebay. I am getting a bit exited as I have an item finishing tomorrow and it has over 80 watchers...flippy doop Heres hoping it goes for about 30.

    Onwards and upwards
    November Grocery Challenge 51.04/375

    Always remember the sm is not your friend - it wants to profit from you and take as much of your money as it can coerce out of you!
  • Natterjack88

    Just thought Id pop in and update where I am so far:

    4.87 leftover in bank account I have decided to use for this challenge.
    5 money saved by not buying anniversary cards
    6.85 left from what we had budgeted for meal.

    Also OH had his staff night out and came back with most of the money he went out with so will add that when I can manage to get it off him!

    10 items on eBay ending on Friday getting lots of bids and watchers so that should do quite well, mainly bnwt tags stuff and a few plus size bits from when I was bigger and I know they always do well. I've got the dentist this morning and then someone coming to look at some damp in house (we rent) this evening, and in between need to get stock for business but will try and maybe find another 5 or so items to get listed on the bay. Once I've got a fair load on there I'll be able to do relists as the bare minimum at least! Not in work tomorrow either so may look into some mystery shopping then. How much are people making a month on these at the moment if you don't mind me asking?
    20 a day April 2014 834.87/600
    20 a day May 2014 108.45/600
  • laura16
    I've got 1 from a survey and 32p cash back to add this morning, I think I'm going to list some items on ebay later as well
    Sealed pot challenge 1875
    • please-let-me-be-lucky
    • By please-let-me-be-lucky 3rd Dec 12, 1:33 PM
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    Off the blocks with 28.15 profit from eb@y today, after all fees and postage.
    Debts @ LBM 23,729.31. Debts @ 01/11/2015 1135.00
    The 'extra payment a week' challenge - this week 5.00, total in 2015 620.95 (total in 2012 710.42, 2013 584.11, 2014 750
    NSDs in Nov 3/5
    Weight loss 3 stones 3.5lbs .
  • Natterjack88
    Deffo need to get more listed on eBay- Im getting the bug! 33 watchers on 10 items, one with 11 on! I know its no guarantees but still happy!
    20 a day April 2014 834.87/600
    20 a day May 2014 108.45/600
    • braddy970
    • By braddy970 3rd Dec 12, 1:51 PM
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    Hi Nat please can you put me down for 10 a day xx
    The 1% Challenge #76 - Debt 1 = 900 - 1% = 9 - 10%
    Debt 2 = 4900 - 1% = 49 - 10%
    Debt 3 = 3000 - 1% = 30 -5 %

    Pay all your debt by Xmas 2014 #138- 2614.59/10,560.90 - 24.75%
    Sealed Pot Challenge 2014 - Member #350 - Target 1000
    (40n- 20.00, 10n - 110.00, 5 - 45, 2 - 58.00, 1 - 97.00- Total 350.00)
    • wishies_x
    • By wishies_x 3rd Dec 12, 2:16 PM
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    Hello :-)

    Please can I join? May as well aim for 10 a day, will be difficult this month with all the festivities coming up but with all the present buying I need to do this more than ever!

    2015 wins: CD Bundle 2 x childrens pop up books National Trust Family Pass A family pass to Matlock Farm Park Hudl2 Tix to Doncaster races Family ticket to see Aliens Love Underpants Children's Wall Sticker
    • nimbo
    • By nimbo 3rd Dec 12, 4:40 PM
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    Woo hoo off the starting blocks today with 15 Amazon voucher for helping out at uni the other week which was a nice surprise...

    Saved 4 at the shop...

    (And got another 2 off voucher but won't count it til i've used it...)

    saved 8 on wine this weekend and got free delivery from Iceland and I bought only the win and some pretzels so I didn't have to get a taxi... (I'm not counting the taxi as a saving - but I couldn't have walked with 6 bottles of wine, and all the rest of my shopping...)

    I'm going to have to take out a line of my signature to update

    I have a sale of Ebay which I need to post tomorrow - only a 99p job but it all counts...

    good luck to all, and it's nearly Christmas...

    Total so far 27...
    Third year here I come!!!!!
    Stashbuster - 2014 98/100 - 2015 115/200
    2014 - 18/14
    • sweetpea26
    • By sweetpea26 3rd Dec 12, 6:42 PM
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    Evening all

    So delighted to add 61.21 in from ebay so far today.
    November Grocery Challenge 51.04/375

    Always remember the sm is not your friend - it wants to profit from you and take as much of your money as it can coerce out of you!
  • itsa
    Hi all

    Can I join please, for 10 a day. No idea how at the moment, but here's hoping
    • mavvymoo
    • By mavvymoo 3rd Dec 12, 8:18 PM
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    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!
    Originally posted by killerpeaty
    Thanks for this yes the jeans are absolutely perfect but not as nice as the ones I got with the 15 in And there is no spiders in the pockets so dont worry

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

    Crazy Clothes challenge 500/500 NO more spends this year !

    Today I will be happier than a seagull with a stolen chip
    • mavvymoo
    • By mavvymoo 3rd Dec 12, 8:24 PM
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    Forgot to update 39.71 interest and 10.39 cash back

    Well done everyone

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

    Crazy Clothes challenge 500/500 NO more spends this year !

    Today I will be happier than a seagull with a stolen chip
    • Nicky Noo Na
    • By Nicky Noo Na 3rd Dec 12, 9:12 PM
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    Nicky Noo Na
    A whole 32p in interest! Also sold a couple of things on ebay - will update tomorrow after posting....

  • 415SanFran
    I got a lovely surprise today, my boyfriend is American and he gets cheap fuel so he took my car to the base and filled it up for me,,,,,,,AND,,, and,,, and he put twelve months tax on for me!
    I had been saving my 2 pound coins for this but they can be banked now. As it's a band K* Diesel it costs 207 per year. And a tank of fuel costs 80 pounds.
    Ebay 13 ........1583.46/2000.00 Amazon sales 54/50 Etsy sales 63/50
    Amazon 14.......4/50 Etsy14............46/75. Ebay........23/200
    • sweetpea26
    • By sweetpea26 3rd Dec 12, 11:37 PM
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    Hi all ... late night call but didn't want to go to bed until I updated my signature.

    8.53 from ebay tonight.
    November Grocery Challenge 51.04/375

    Always remember the sm is not your friend - it wants to profit from you and take as much of your money as it can coerce out of you!
  • Natterjack88
    I don't remember it being quiet on here! Where has everyone gone? Hope you're off busy making money
    20 a day April 2014 834.87/600
    20 a day May 2014 108.45/600
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