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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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  • Monkeynut

    Quick does everyone else keep track of where they are with their amounts? I'm thinking the way i'm doing it now is ok, but a bit time consuming, anyone got an idea of how i can do it more effeiciently? how do you do it?
    Originally posted by ecoelle
    I used to do it how you're doing it when I first started this challenge (though I can't even remember how long ago that was ) but started losing track, and just taking forever to keep track of that I realised it was more hassle then it's worth, so just add things when I actually have the money.
    So for example I wouldn't add £1 or £2 from Consumer Pulse when I entered the products, but would just add the £10 when I get the voucher.
    Sooooo much easier (especially with sites where you have to work out the monetary equivalent of vouchers, which can vary as different values of vouchers work out different values in point etc etc!

    This is how most of us do it, so whilst it's totally up to you what you want to do yourself, the way the majority do it is much much easier and quicker. (Even if it does feel a bit heartening for the first few weeks until things are up to redemption level!
    Half of November Make £10 a Day Challenge: £51/ £170
    • mavvymoo
    • By mavvymoo 8th Dec 12, 7:10 AM
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    Morning all
    Another extra job done Thursday but been to busy to update so £30 to add and it takes me over my target so really happy with that
    Will keep going and see what I can do.
    Well done to everyone some great money making ideas and great to see the amounts coming in for everyone.
    Up early as have to go do the dreaded Christmas shopping For presents all budgeted for of course So wish me luck I would really prefer to be a work than in the city shopping.I have my very small list of items that I cant seem to find online so here I go
    Mav x

    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
  • Sampsun
    This looks fun, put me down for £5 a day

    Debt target. Credit card £2100/£2100 loan £8500/£8500
    Debt free for 2014
    • ecoelle
    • By ecoelle 8th Dec 12, 9:24 AM
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    Hi Sampsun

    It is a great motivation, i never realised how much i make from sites until i started aiming for £100 a month, now it really motivates me when the survey invites come in and i have already ordered two vouchers this month

    If you need any help, ideas, referrals then just ask, the guys on here are great x
    MFW 2015 #8 £1650 / £1200
    (2012= £1809.65 2013= £1545 2014 = £2100)

    • ecoelle
    • By ecoelle 8th Dec 12, 9:32 AM
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    Thanks for the replies regarding how you all keep track

    I think i'll carry on doing it how i am for December, then in January i'll make a fresh start and do it once i receive the money/voucher as doing it the way i am for more than a couple of months will get incredibly confusing.

    Thanks guys
    MFW 2015 #8 £1650 / £1200
    (2012= £1809.65 2013= £1545 2014 = £2100)

    • Aesop
    • By Aesop 8th Dec 12, 10:05 AM
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    Saved 50 pounds on my RAC by buying online went through TCB but not sure if it is 50 cashback as well or if I read it wrong.
    Also sold a couple of things on eb8y,
    Actually it was a large cross-stitch that I did when I was pregnant with my triplets, (I lost one when she was 3 months old) really sad to see it go but it has sat in the loft for too many years now.
    I hope someone else enjoys it
    Originally posted by 415SanFran
    sorry to hear about your loss SanFran

    It is sad letting go of something sentimental but you know that the next person will enjoy it and a lot of love went into making it, so that will be shared. xx

    it depends what policy you took out

    different rates dependent on policy.
    Make £10 a day November 2015 £353.29 Pinecone vouchers earnt 2015 £24; Swagbucks 2015 £198 QMEE 2015 £9.26 Gifthulk £45.13 Prolific Academic 2015 £98.33 Slidejoy 2015 £3.56
    Money earnt in 2014 £2185.54; Money earnt in 2015 £1208.84
    • nimbo
    • By nimbo 8th Dec 12, 1:54 PM
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    Thanks for the replies regarding how you all keep track

    I think i'll carry on doing it how i am for December, then in January i'll make a fresh start and do it once i receive the money/voucher as doing it the way i am for more than a couple of months will get incredibly confusing.

    Thanks guys
    Originally posted by ecoelle
    haha sorry I had kind of misunderstood - I too only count things when I 'cash out' as the add 10phere and there on onepoll for example would drive me mad...

    however I do add them when I cash out as long as I know i'll receive it so paypal I would consider to be 'safe'...

    I have a shiny (well actually rather scruffy) £5 to add from the sale of some earrings... and found 5p when tidying some little pots in the kitchen...

    total up to £100.95

    Hugs to all of you, and xxxx San Fran. xxxx
    Third year here I come!!!!!
    Stashbuster - 2014 98/100 - 2015 115/200
    2014 - 18/14
    • please-let-me-be-lucky
    • By please-let-me-be-lucky 8th Dec 12, 9:05 PM
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    I'm sorry for your loss SanFran Xx

    Adding £20 today for a gift card given by my employer for 'All my hard work this year'! As my employer is a supermarket & the voucher was for their own store, I put it towards my food shopping & will transfer £20 cash to debts.
    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 .
    • sweetpea26
    • By sweetpea26 9th Dec 12, 1:19 AM
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    Evening all

    A few days behind with the following
    1. £29.12 ebay
    2. £1 Sainsbury voucher
    3. £3.24 found in car whilst searching for my phone...
    4. £1 found whilst cleaning sofa..finders keepers.
    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!
  • optimistic-mummy
    hi everyone, i have made £7 today, i have edit my sig ... hope ur all well tc xxx
    200 weeks £25,000.00 / £700
  • KayleighJ
    hiya everyone
    i know i am a bit late but cud i join please? i have moved away from the grabbit board and tryin to save money instead!!!

    if i can i will start off at £5 per day please.

  • KayleighJ
    if anyone cud help in lettin me know how u change signature it wud be much appreciated

    TIA xx
    • Fag_ash_lil
    • By Fag_ash_lil 9th Dec 12, 7:24 PM
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    Hi all ,
    £6.10 from cashback site
    £93.98 from cashback site
    £50.00 owed to me from a " friend " .. She borrowed some money off me months ago and has finally paid me some of it .. She has promised me the rest before christmas but i won't hold my breath lol
    That makes my total £150.08 so far for this month ..

    terri x
    " When I'm good I'm very good , but when I'm bad I'm better " ~ Mae West ..
    • Fag_ash_lil
    • By Fag_ash_lil 9th Dec 12, 7:26 PM
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    if anyone cud help in lettin me know how u change signature it wud be much appreciated

    TIA xx
    Originally posted by KayleighJ
    Hi ,
    If you go into " user cp " at top of this page .... then down the left side you will see " edit signature " ...

    terri x
    " When I'm good I'm very good , but when I'm bad I'm better " ~ Mae West ..
  • Monkeynut
    I still have no money
    Doing awfully this month, which is typical as it's the month we seem to need the most!
    Doing a few Ebay listings, just 3 and 5 days ones mainly to try and get rid of a few more bits before Christmas, but I don't think people are wanting to spend too much money on non Christmas things at the moment so not holding out much hope really
    Half of November Make £10 a Day Challenge: £51/ £170

    Ebay free listings was a complete waste of time for me, the internet here has been playing up lately, so i have hardly had chance to get online all weekend. I did manage to get my relists done

    £43 carboot cash to add and a whopping £5 road kill

    Hope everyone is well, and welcome to the late joiners
    Build your own dreams ~ or someone will hire you to help build theirs
    £10 a day = £335.99 Road Kill Rebel #50 =12P
    • candyandstripes
    • By candyandstripes 10th Dec 12, 9:13 AM
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    Monkeynut - I'm feeling the same with regards to ebay, not selling anything I have listed at the moment.. think everyone is just looking to spend their money on Christmas items. Trying to think of where else I can make money this month..
    Start thinking before spending...
  • Monkeynut
    The £17.67 refund from BT has landed in the bank, so adding that, even though technically it's something I paid them in the first place - we haven't even been with BT for almost a year, and I'm doing awfully this month, so seeing as that's what made me finally sort it out, I'm adding it anyway
    And £3 vouchers through from Pinecone.
    Half of November Make £10 a Day Challenge: £51/ £170
  • Monkeynut
    Oh and
    REDEEMED ON YOUGOV!!!!!!!!!!!
    Not even going to look back and see when I actually joined, as it's my first redemption, but at least it's all added up at last. Don't know how long it takes to hit my bank account, so will wait before I add it here, hopefully this month though or I may well struggle to make double figures
    Half of November Make £10 a Day Challenge: £51/ £170
  • KayleighJ
    Hi ,
    If you go into " user cp " at top of this page .... then down the left side you will see " edit signature " ...

    terri x
    Originally posted by Fag_ash_lil
    Thank You for this!

    I have received £37.75 from TCB & £5 for selling on facebook (was selling something for my Gran but she insisted we split the money, bless her!)
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