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    • Sue-UU
    • By Sue-UU 6th Nov 15, 12:17 AM
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    Sue-UU
    "Sealed pot Challenge" ~ 9
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    • 6th Nov 15, 12:17 AM
    "Sealed pot Challenge" ~ 9 6th Nov 15 at 12:17 AM
    Alright then Potters, it seems nigh on incredible, but we really are off and away with "SPC "No 9"!!! So very hard to believe that we've been going all this time.

    For all newcomers, yes "Old Timers" too - it's so very important to please read through this entire post to see what the SPC is all about, dates for counting up and our re-opening date etc.. However, please be sure to Join the forum first in order to be able to join the challenge - if you haven't already!

    For ALL SPC members, please keep chatting on the SPC 9 thread about your conquests, money-saving ideas etc from Post 4 onward, it gives encouragement to all, including yourselves and keeps the incentive to save far stronger.

    Hello yet again dedicated MSE Sealed Pot Savers! We're off once more with another Sealed Pot Challenge No 9. We've had 8 very successful money-saving years, but it's all purely through the determined saving of you all - many thanks to you amazing folk who have made SPC what it is!!

    For all newcomers - a really huge heartfelt welcome! We're a terrific bunch who just adore greeting more members to the flock. Please read through the whole of this post and you'll be aware of why SPC is so special. You all settle in straight away and become part of our saving family!

    The idea is to save as much as possible throughout the following year until just before Christmas - which this year will be to open our pots on Thursday the 3rd November 2016. We save it in pots that we've pre-sealed to stop us being tempted to open them. Any spare cash can be put away, every day/week/month, whatever is best for you. If you have change left over after you've been shopping - pop it in the pot! After all why not! However small the change...the likelihood is that it won't be missed, and might otherwise have been wasted!

    Most of us put the difference in that we've been saved on special offers etc, it's all saved at the shop so it makes sense to save it in the pot to mount up!

    Below are the basics for making your pot and sealing.

    Firstly: Get yourself a pot, and remember - it doesn't need to cost much - if anything. If money's tight then use any pot for now, i.e. A sweet tin, coffee jar..extremely MSE!! Next - seal it with sellotape and be sure to make a slit in the lid, big enough for a 50p to go in, that way all coins will fit in. Later on, if you wish, you can always take advantage of finding a cheap pot in the sales after Christmas, or put one you fancy on your Christmas list! You can always buy ready sealed tins from reasonably priced shops! They're usually about a POUND from a store!!

    It can also be interesting and challenging to make yourself a Paper Mache pig (or any animal) etc by using Frugaldom's recipe by clicking here then going to Post No. 597 or by going to a totally separate thread papier mache animal here. Many thanks to Frugaldom.

    After selecting your pot, seal round the lid with sellotape or superglue if necessary. Again, be sure to make a slit in the top that is the right size for a 50p to go in! NB. If you make a Paper Mache pot you will need to "operate" on it at the end of each challenge! Still, you can always have the pleasure of making a new one towards the end of the year, or getting the kiddies involved - if you're the daring type! The mind could run riot with what to model!

    Anyone wanting to show a picture of their pot on the thread, here are directions by jakes-mum: "Go to www.photobucket.com and create an account, click the orange 'upload' button at the top and select your picture from your computer. Once uploaded, select the picture and click 'edit' then 'resize' change the first size number to 400 and click save. On the right hand side click the link next to 'direct', come back here and click the little picture of the mountain above the reply box, delete out the http and right hand click, select paste and your link should get pasted in. When you post your reply your pic should be there and not absolutely massive". Many thanks, jakes-mum, you are a gem!

    Terrimundi pots are available in many shops and on-line, they're very attractive and another ready sealed way to save, and though the manufacturers and retailers would have you believe differently, you DO NOT need to smash them to remove your cash!! I've used mine for 8 years...and at the end of each year's (since 2009 when I graduated from a carton!) challenge, hubby and I have a whale of a time, doing things the 'old' way by tilting the pot and using a knife! Though, a few years ago DH bought a 12" steel ruler in from the shed which is thin and broad and perfect for the job. So be assured that, so long as you go carefully, you CAN use them again and again....unless you drop the darned things!! They are costly though, but this is where your Christmas list comes in handy!

    Regarding the Sealed Cans many of you usepparently the best way to open the sealed tins is, rather than using a tin opener, squeeze the side of the tin, where the seam meets and you can pop the seal and tip the money out that way.

    The term roadkill = any money found on pavements, parks etc; even in car parks or on shop floors etc.

    NB. A few notes of interest.

    1/ Any money given as a gift (other than Birthdays, Christmas etc) i.e.. Inherited can not be included as savings. Likewise any money put directly into the bank cannot be counted as savings with SPC. Money from small second jobs is ok, such as cleaning for Mrs Bloggs down the road/ taking in ironing, a part-time job or anything similar is ok to be saved. Any savings saved via Christmas Clubs can also be used in your SPC Totals, it's another way of saving for Christmas after all. Money received from cashback sites such as Quidco, topcashback etc can be included in your pots. Likewise, any money made from sales on E-Bay, Facebook or similar can be saved.

    Also it's possible to include any other savings from MSE Challenges with your SPC Totals i.e. the 2 Challenge as, apparently they aren't put down on the challenge threads themselves. If you're unsure, please ask on the thread, and remember - there's no so thing as a stupid question!

    Second incomes can come in many varied and very lucrative guises and anything such as that would be unfair to other members. Mostly the SPC is a challenge to see how much we can save during the year...mostly it's relatively small amounts which are saved from wages, housekeeping, good budgeting etc. Remunerations via the letting of second homes cannot be included in the SPC.

    2/
    Whenever you're in the dilemma of "ooh should I buy that?" If you don't need it, but just want it - leave it there and pot the cash instead, you'll be much more satisfied with the accomplishment, pleased with your self-discipline too. All too often, if I go back a second time I find I didn't even like whatever it was anyway.

    3/ You can ask me to put a Target on for you to try to meet (it goes alongside your name and number on the 2nd and 3rd posts below) but it's not necessary. If you do set one, but are unable to meet it, it doesn't matter at all, at least you will have tried! A few people keep account of all they save, but most of us count what we save daily or weekly, then put it on the thread to help encourage others then we pot it and forget about it and ....wait for the surprise at the end of the year! If you're hoping for a particular amount, but still want a surprise at the end of the saving year, work out what amount you'd like and what's needed per week to achieve it - save that amount weekly/monthly as well as still putting your bits of change in without holding the amounts in your head - you're bound to come out on top that way and still get a surprise!

    Please don't worry about the amounts others save! There are such differences with jobs, wages, commitments etc so some naturally find large sums easy to save, while others of us don't. However, it's the pleasure that counts - so be happy with yours, proud too!

    4/ Mainly SPC is a challenge to see how much we can save in a year for Christmas 2016. However, over the last 8 years we've had some members who needed theirs throughout the year for bills, and personally I'd far sooner they take the cash out for that than pay more interest or...miss a due date! You can always start again, even if it's getting later in the year, you can even include what you needed to take out, after all, you will have saved it. Whatever you need to do, don't worry about it - be happy and proud you have saved!

    5/ If you wish to save for something special, a holiday, wedding etc then please do so, just please remember to declare it on November 3rd. The most important thing, is that you are saving ...and hopefully not tempted to take it out unnecessarily. If anyone has any other queries, then please sing out...though not too loudly.....you might shatter your pot/s!

    6/ At the end of the year (or when we've saved for what we wish) count up all your money saved and declare your Total either by waiting until the declaration date - or (if you've needed your cash for other things - by putting your Total on your MSE signature to remind you to include it in your full Total; that particularly applies to those using their money for holidays etc, but PLEASE remember to return to the thread on the 3rd November to declare those Totals to me. Some members prefer not to keep too much money in the house and count theirs up every now and then to bank it, in which case they always pop the amount banked on their MSE signatures.

    7/ DO KEEP YOUR POT or POTS SAFE!! If you hide it, be sure to remember where you put it as it wouldn't be the first time that members have forgotten where they've hidden it!

    8/ "Holding Pots": To anyone concerned about putting money into their pot...then possibly needing it later in the week/month: Why not use an unsealed pot or purse as a "holding pot" and pop the money in there first each day/week/month - then, if it's not needed (for car parking costs, little Johnnies school trip etc) - put it in your Sealed pot so it stays put. Do that each week and it'll save you taking money from the bank. Discipline yourself to only take what's needed though!

    9/ "Where to take bags of cash at the end of the year?": With regards to this all important question, here's vital help from girlatplay: "I bank with Bank of Scotland and they accept as many change bags as you have, as long as you take them to the business banking counter." That is so handy for members to know, many thanks to GAP. This also applies to the Halifax Westie tells me, thanks so much for that, Westie. I suspect most banks/building societies are the same if truth be known.

    10/ Members who do not return by the end of November (please note the closing date for 2016 is 3rd November) will sadly now lose their numbers as, many people who sign up to the challenge then don't bother returning! To be fair, I think a lot get swept up in the excitement of it all, but then, for one reason of another, can't or don't wish to keep it up, but that then leaves me with a long list of non savers on the list which makes things very difficult over time. Sorry folks, but any saving members won't be at all worried about this - but if those 'defaulting' (bad word, but...!) members remember then - come on back and ask for another number, they will always be be more than welcome!

    On the 2 posts below is a list of members and their numbers, always display yours on your signatures please, that makes life so much easier for me and my DH when counting up all of our Totals. In December (before if we're lucky and have most members return to declare their savings) I put a Grand Total on of ALL that we members have collected, what a terrific sight that is! Please declare yours savings ASAP on or close to the 3rd November, many thanks.

    Just a quiet word of warning to all those in the Cambridge area - forget ever thinking of looking for roadkill there as jakes-mum will even tackle you the ground to get to it first! Think I'm joking??

    Once again, we've just had another truly fantastic year, let's keep it up and see what we can achieve this year. Good luck everyone and save well!!

    PLEASE take note everyone Thursday 3rd November is the closing date for 2016, the day we declare what we've saved on the thread. Please, kindly declare your monies saved within 2 weeks of the 3rd, thank you kindly.

    The starting date for the next thread
    SPC 10 (for the year 2017) will be Friday 4th November 2016. Yes, the following day!

    Anyone wishing to join us please post on the thread to ask and I'll give you a number so you can join in the fun......and please do note that...no matter what time of year ....

    It's Never Too Late To Join Us! and You Never Need To Re-join....well, unless you stop visiting us in November! However.......you can always return to the fold!

    Many thanks for reading
    , Sue x
    Last edited by Sue-UU; 27-12-2015 at 9:44 PM.
    Sealed Pot Challenge 001 My Totals = 08 163.95 09 = 315.78 10 = 518.80 11 = 481.87 12 = 694.53 13 = 1200.20! 14 = 881 15 = 839.21 Grand Totals of all members (2008 uncounted) 2009 = 32.154.32! 2010 = 37.581.47! 2011 = 42.474.34! 2012 = 49.759.46! 2013 = 50.642.78! 2014 =61.367.88!!!
    2015 = 52.852.06!!!

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    • mummytummy
    • By mummytummy 14th Sep 16, 1:54 PM
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    mummytummy
    I know it's a bit late in the year but can I please join?
    Originally posted by vickyleigh
    Welcome vickyleigh

    It's never too late Our "Boss Lady" SueUU will be along later and give you your lifetime number, once you're in that's it no escaping

    Take a look at the very first post and it will tell you all you need to know.

    Good luck potting
    Sealed Pot Challenge No.9 (2016) #11 752 (My stars from Sue-UU I now have 19) Saving for xmas 2016 #20 1100/1100.00 (park hampers) Save 12K in 2016 #9 MFiT-T4 #62 (24.5% saved) 50p savers #11 ?





    • crimson.addict
    • By crimson.addict 14th Sep 16, 2:15 PM
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    crimson.addict
    Hello all
    I counted my pot because it was getting heavy! No will power, sorry Sue.
    Anyway I've banked another 75 and sealed the rest back up again.
    Best wishes to everyone, it'll soon be Opening Day!
    Off to update my siggy.
    TDx
    Originally posted by TheDapster
    I think Sue is going to smack your bum!

    I have been so tempted to count mine, it's killing me not knowing. Less than 2 months to go though. Not long now.
    Sealed Pot Challenge member #071 VSP #4
    723.44(SPC5) - 753.77(SPC6) - 857.19(SPC7) - 1,632.19(SPC8) - 1,683.42(SPC9)...so far (banked 1,200 H2B)

    I love LC2 and Jakes-Mum
    Star's from Sue x27
    FINALLY DEBT FREE!! - EF - 2,161.34/5,000 - H2B - 1,401.59/12,000
    • Westie983
    • By Westie983 14th Sep 16, 9:24 PM
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    Westie983
    I think Sue is going to smack your bum!

    I have been so tempted to count mine, it's killing me not knowing. Less than 2 months to go though. Not long now.
    Originally posted by crimson.addict
    Well done set a good example :-)
    Save 12k in 2016 #16 Total 12350/12000 = 102.91%
    Sealed Pot Challenge ~ 9 #97 Total 250/250 = 100.00% ( from Sue x 8)
    Xmas 2016 1 a Day #6 Total 400/366 = 109.28%
    Virtual Sealed Pot #1 Total 500/800 = 62.50%

    2 Savers Club 2016 #104 Total (1060)+380/2000 = 72.00%
    Total 14940/15416 = 96.91%
    • TheDapster
    • By TheDapster 15th Sep 16, 1:15 PM
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    TheDapster
    I think Sue is going to smack your bum!

    I have been so tempted to count mine, it's killing me not knowing. Less than 2 months to go though. Not long now.
    Originally posted by crimson.addict
    Well done set a good example :-)
    Originally posted by Westie983
    I know, I've let the side down
    I haven't even got an excuse except maybe that I'm not keen on lots of money lying around not collecting interest!
    I'll try to be good from now on.
    TDx
    TheDapster
    SPC8 #80 592
    SPC9 #80 397 banked so far
    • Chutney86
    • By Chutney86 15th Sep 16, 7:14 PM
    • 157 Posts
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    Chutney86
    1.50 potted for me today
    SPC #23 - 2015 = 319.60 / 2016 = 117 banked
    MFW #93 - 2016 = 1094/1500
    MFiT-T4 #28
    • MrsShazbat
    • By MrsShazbat 15th Sep 16, 10:07 PM
    • 251 Posts
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    MrsShazbat
    Potted 2 x 2s today. On phone at mo so will update totals over weekend 👍
    PAYDBX 2016 #71 2557.25 / 4785 * Xmas 2016 #77 358.80 / 366 * SPCNo.9 #066 364.53
    Married to a bladder cancer and sepsis survivor
    • Westie983
    • By Westie983 15th Sep 16, 11:51 PM
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    Westie983
    It will soon all add up keep going everyone
    Save 12k in 2016 #16 Total 12350/12000 = 102.91%
    Sealed Pot Challenge ~ 9 #97 Total 250/250 = 100.00% ( from Sue x 8)
    Xmas 2016 1 a Day #6 Total 400/366 = 109.28%
    Virtual Sealed Pot #1 Total 500/800 = 62.50%

    2 Savers Club 2016 #104 Total (1060)+380/2000 = 72.00%
    Total 14940/15416 = 96.91%
    • horseygirl2014
    • By horseygirl2014 16th Sep 16, 11:00 AM
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    horseygirl2014
    I started a pot a while ago (july i think) but could i join please.
    Its only a small pot, but im determined to fill it by Novemeber
    Saving for winter 2016/17 feed bill: 105.04/883.30
    September Save 50.00/Month : 37.68/50
    • Sue-UU
    • By Sue-UU 16th Sep 16, 4:23 PM
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    Sue-UU
    Hello again dear Potters! Enjoy a superb Weekend
    I know it's a bit late in the year but can I please join?
    Originally posted by vickyleigh


    I started a pot a while ago (july i think) but could i join please.
    Its only a small pot, but im determined to fill it by Novemeber
    by horseygirl2014

    It's never too late to join us
    , vickyleigh and horseygirl2014. A very warm welcome to you! Sorry to keep you waiting vickyleigh. It's lovely to have you both with us. Have fun saving and enjoy the banter. You'll find your number at the bottom of the list on the 2nd post of page 1. Please read through post 1as it'll let you know exactly what to do with the challenge. PS. We always empty our pots and declare our savings in November, please make a note of this year's date: 5th Nov.

    Please also subscribe to the thread by clicking on "Thread Tools" (lower green bar) and clicking "Subscribe to this thread"...or you may lose us! To put your SPC No on, go to "Quick Links" (right side of top green bar), click and then click on "Edit Signature" and you're away.

    *Please pop your numbers on your sigs, it really helps.


    Thanks for the lovely welcome to vickyleigh, mummytummy, another gold star earned.

    Have a good Friday and enjoy a really wonderful weekend, folks!! I hope you're all able to save whatever you can when you can..it'll all make a difference!

    To those of you unwell or have other issues, here are some special {{{hugs}}} to help you get well soon. We're all thinking of you.

    Just under 20 potted for me this week. I think the highest amount for me since I started.
    I like how you always make a special mention for those who are unwell or have other issues Sue. I had a stinker of a week but I know that compared to what many are going through I'm really lucky. I always try and remember that when times are challenging. Also some special hugs from me (slightly reserved rather awkward manly hugs that is) to all of those who are struggling in one way or another.
    Originally posted by AntoMac


    Excellent potting, Antomac!!! You really are going all out to fill your pot as best you can for a good result in November, well done you! I'm glad folk do take notice of the hugs message for those who are maybe a bit under the weather or who have troubles, good to hear you're feeling better now. Nothing makes me realise it even more so than watching the Paralympians this last couple of weeks, how those poor people get on I really do not know but hats off to each one of them....they truly deserve that at least!!

    Nothing to pot but I am still reading, I am training for a channel swim, in my local pool so that has taken me away from potting but I'm still here,
    Originally posted by Westie983


    Every best wish, Westie, with that channel swim, one heck of a journey to undertake and whether you complete it or not (though somehow I suspect you will) I really admire you for it and all the effort that'll need. Good luck to you!


    I'd say a huge YES to the "shall I pot it?" query, Frogletina, though I've a suspicion that it's already in your pot!



    Good to see your name (and head, who could miss that), mcjordi, well done saving!


    Another couple of quid'll do you nicely, Chutney!


    We too had the thunder and lightening in Somerset, Dragon Lily, gorgeous it was....bally hot though especially as I was walking nigh on 7 miles each day!! Good for you with the 1!


    Very well done indeed on those essays, CatsandDogsMother! See, you procrastinated no longer!! Good that the Vet didn't drain your purse!!


    I'm forgiving you, The Dapster, as I know you bank it anyway. Another 75 eh, must be looking healthy! Take no notice of Ruth as you're not alone in banking your cash after so long....and why not get any interest going!
    I have been so tempted to count mine, it's killing me not knowing. Less than 2 months to go though. Not long now.
    by crimson.addict
    LEAVE IT ALONE, Ruth, or you'll be the one who's in deep water!! Nearly said something different there but thought best not!


    Ok MrsShazbat, looking forward to hearing more from you later.



    I wish you ALL a smashing weekend, folks despite the weather. Kepp up the potting!

    Sue xx


    3rd November is the opening date for 2016.


    Anyone wishing to join us, it's NEVER too late, so please just ask, you'll be made very welcome.
    Last edited by Sue-UU; 16-09-2016 at 4:27 PM.
    Sealed Pot Challenge 001 My Totals = 08 163.95 09 = 315.78 10 = 518.80 11 = 481.87 12 = 694.53 13 = 1200.20! 14 = 881 15 = 839.21 Grand Totals of all members (2008 uncounted) 2009 = 32.154.32! 2010 = 37.581.47! 2011 = 42.474.34! 2012 = 49.759.46! 2013 = 50.642.78! 2014 =61.367.88!!!
    2015 = 52.852.06!!!

    • mrs-moneypenny
    • By mrs-moneypenny 16th Sep 16, 5:21 PM
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    mrs-moneypenny
    Sorry not been in for ages (or that's what it feels like)
    Hope everyone is as well as they can be, hugs and supporting vibes where needed.

    While on holiday the bathroom was done then we decided to fast forward the lying of the bedroom carpet so I've been sanding glossing and emulsioning every spare second I had. The carpet was laid this week so we now trying to evidence what's allowed back in and what's heading for the charity shop. Six bags a heading their way in the morning - I hadn't realised how much carp we hang on to till I started sifting through it!

    Anyway back on topic I'd put my tub away safety before the decorating started and have only just got it back out, so I figure I'd better bung 20 in as I must owe it at least that much.

    Have a great weekend all?
    grocery challenge September budget 400 spent 89.76
    SPC~9 No100 : :X3
    read your books challenge-currently on dancing in the rain
    xstitch challenge 63 'mittens' lyric cushion
    16 in 2016 challenge 7/16 Cushion
    2016 wooligan stuff - 71 assorted hats, 9,beadbags 10,hedgehogs
    • AntoMac
    • By AntoMac 16th Sep 16, 11:24 PM
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    AntoMac
    10.05 potted this week - the 5p was a very exciting piece of roadkill that I picked up on Monday. Since joining this thread I changed my work travel means to a cheaper but slightly less convenient way to help with the potting. The change in travel and the potting have now become a very welcome habit.
    It's very true what you say about the Paralympians Sue - they really are an inspiration.
    Wellcome to the new arrivals. I hope it becomes as much a habit for you as it has done for the rest of us. I try not to wish time away but am looking forward to counting up in November.
    Have a good weekend everyone
    Sealed Pot Challenge No 46

    Season Tkts (21%) 4/16, (28%) 5/16, (35%) 6/16, (42%) 7/16, (50%) 8/16
    • MrsShazbat
    • By MrsShazbat 17th Sep 16, 9:33 PM
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    MrsShazbat
    Just potted another 2, so with others added earlier in the week my total is now

    #066 358.53
    PAYDBX 2016 #71 2557.25 / 4785 * Xmas 2016 #77 358.80 / 366 * SPCNo.9 #066 364.53
    Married to a bladder cancer and sepsis survivor
    • Frogletina
    • By Frogletina 17th Sep 16, 9:49 PM
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    Frogletina
    Your suspicion was correct Sue. Into the pot it went.
    Not Rachmaninov
    But Nyman

    The heart asks for pleasure first

    SPC 8 #441 1567.31
    • VickyA
    • By VickyA 18th Sep 16, 8:29 PM
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    VickyA
    DH was complaining that he seemed to have loads of change in his pocket. "Pop it in the pot," I said.... He put 5 in! I added 1 too. I can almost smell 3rd November....
    SPC 8 #153 975.71 declared
    366 in 366 275/366 #21
    • crimson.addict
    • By crimson.addict 19th Sep 16, 10:05 AM
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    crimson.addict
    LEAVE IT ALONE, Ruth, or you'll be the one who's in deep water!! Nearly said something different there but thought best not!
    Originally posted by Sue-UU
    I have Sue but it's so very hard! I have raided my virtual sealed pot and moved 1200 into my new help to buy ISA. I know it's still saved so not technically raided but it means my sum for Christmas is looking very low and i'm so desperate to find out how much is in my sealed pot.

    Ah well, only a month and a half to go.
    Sealed Pot Challenge member #071 VSP #4
    723.44(SPC5) - 753.77(SPC6) - 857.19(SPC7) - 1,632.19(SPC8) - 1,683.42(SPC9)...so far (banked 1,200 H2B)

    I love LC2 and Jakes-Mum
    Star's from Sue x27
    FINALLY DEBT FREE!! - EF - 2,161.34/5,000 - H2B - 1,401.59/12,000
    • siju
    • By siju 19th Sep 16, 12:44 PM
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    siju
    Hello potters

    I've been on my holidays so haven't posted in a couple of weeks. Back to it today though - got some catching up to do on all your posts - so happy birthday/anniversary/well done to all those that I've missed - I'll work back through your posts during the week.

    Haven't got much to put in my pot at the moment just a couple of pounds, but hope to have more later in the week.
    SPC 9 - # 192

    Total 2014 - 264.51

    Total 2015 - 207.50

    • evo5819
    • By evo5819 19th Sep 16, 4:11 PM
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    evo5819
    Hey everyone! Haven't been on in a while as been very busy in work. Also had to break in to my pot for urgent car repairs But back to it now and another 5 added today. Hoping to build it back up enough to reach my target in November!
    Sealed Pot Challenge No - 492

    1000 Emergency Fund No - #195
    • MrsShazbat
    • By MrsShazbat 22nd Sep 16, 8:31 PM
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    MrsShazbat
    Another 3 x 2s potted tonight so #066 364.53
    PAYDBX 2016 #71 2557.25 / 4785 * Xmas 2016 #77 358.80 / 366 * SPCNo.9 #066 364.53
    Married to a bladder cancer and sepsis survivor
    • AntoMac
    • By AntoMac 23rd Sep 16, 7:06 PM
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    AntoMac
    18.02 potted this week. 18 plus 2 separate Roadkill pennies. I do get excited by a bit of Roadkill. Also like the new fivers but had to explain to the youngsters at work that were once such things as pound notes
    Sealed Pot Challenge No 46

    Season Tkts (21%) 4/16, (28%) 5/16, (35%) 6/16, (42%) 7/16, (50%) 8/16
    • Chutney86
    • By Chutney86 23rd Sep 16, 7:27 PM
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    Chutney86
    16 potted for me today, after a nice week away visiting family
    SPC #23 - 2015 = 319.60 / 2016 = 117 banked
    MFW #93 - 2016 = 1094/1500
    MFiT-T4 #28
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