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    • Ellieseleven
    • By Ellieseleven 19th Nov 15, 10:32 AM
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    Ellieseleven
    Saving for Xmas 2016! - A pound a day
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    • 19th Nov 15, 10:32 AM
    Saving for Xmas 2016! - A pound a day 19th Nov 15 at 10:32 AM
    This is the saving for Christmas 2016 - A pound a day challenge



    Back by popular demand


    The Aim: To save a £1 a day from 1st December 2015 to 30th November 2016. How you save your £1 doesn't really matter, whether it be a £1 in a tin, an on-line account or anywhere else that suits you.


    We will open our tins or have access to our accounts on 1st December 2016 and declare out total amounts saved


    Then it's spend, spend, spend for Xmas 2016 on whatever you like.


    I've had great success for the last 2 years and use a sealed tin. For 2015 I saved £2 each day instead of £1 and this really does take a lot of the stress out of Christmas, also, I have a great time counting out all my £1 coins at the end.


    You soon get into the habit of putting a £1 a day away and just think this time next year you will have a healthy chunk of money towards the expense of Christmas


    If you would like to join in pop your name down and I will allocate a number for you.


    So come on everyone, decide on where you are going to keep your pounds and let's get saving!


    Happy Savings Happy Xmas Happy New Year
    Lightbulb Moment 16/07/2010
    DFD - Nov 2021 Apr 2020 Mar2017 Feb2017- 56/136 130101 61
    46,119 3,967 91.40% paid off @Sept 2016 5 months left
    DMP mutual support thread member:385
    Saving for Xmas 2016 #1 £588/ £732
    DFBXMAS 2016 #18 £5,967/9,376 63.64%EF #142 - 390/1000 CCC £176/£250
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    • milasavesmoney
    • By milasavesmoney 14th Sep 16, 3:35 PM
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    milasavesmoney
    I found a 60% of on Christmas stocking gifts and I just paid for them. I still cannot bring myself to use the Christmas money. Stockings stuff now done except for the candy/nuts.
    Sept $424.41/$500 ~~ 3/6 EF #46 $11,273/$15,000 ~~ Xmas/Bday 2016 $3002/$6500 ~~ WL 2016 ~15 lb
    • Scottishmummy
    • By Scottishmummy 16th Sep 16, 11:38 PM
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    Scottishmummy
    #69 Been a few weeks since I updated so a few more pounds in the pot. Total now sat at £613. Over the £600 mark
    The person who moves a mountain begins by carrying small stones.
    £2 savers 2016 #44 = £282+£120 Xmas 2016 #69 = £613 20p savers #78
    Virtual Sealed Pot 2016 #21 £225.49/£200 Declutter 24/2016

    Proud to be No. 47 of the DMP mutual support club
    DFW Nerd #380. Proud to be dealing with my debt
    • MrsShazbat
    • By MrsShazbat 17th Sep 16, 9:40 PM
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    MrsShazbat
    Payday so total updated #77 £358.80 / £366
    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
    • Ellieseleven
    • By Ellieseleven 19th Sep 16, 2:35 PM
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    Ellieseleven
    My DD has already started the Christmas countdown and has started playing Christmas music!! When do people open their pots Ellie?
    Originally posted by LuckyPenny

    Hi LuckyPenny,


    Our official start date was 1st December 2015 so end of November will complete the year but it's up to you when you open your pot. I tend to open it a week or two before the end of November to allow myself plenty of time to buy presents.


    Ellie x
    Lightbulb Moment 16/07/2010
    DFD - Nov 2021 Apr 2020 Mar2017 Feb2017- 56/136 130101 61
    46,119 3,967 91.40% paid off @Sept 2016 5 months left
    DMP mutual support thread member:385
    Saving for Xmas 2016 #1 £588/ £732
    DFBXMAS 2016 #18 £5,967/9,376 63.64%EF #142 - 390/1000 CCC £176/£250
    • Ellieseleven
    • By Ellieseleven 19th Sep 16, 2:41 PM
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    Ellieseleven
    Hello savers! Final couple of months now before we open our pots/tins/savings...keep going everyone, we have saved a huge amount of money between us all. Well Done




    When we finally open those pots and count up those pounds, how about we add them all together and show a running total for the year? That way we can see as a group just how much money we have saved collectively, just a bit of fun but some serious amounts saved between us




    All totals updated where requested
    Ellie x
    Lightbulb Moment 16/07/2010
    DFD - Nov 2021 Apr 2020 Mar2017 Feb2017- 56/136 130101 61
    46,119 3,967 91.40% paid off @Sept 2016 5 months left
    DMP mutual support thread member:385
    Saving for Xmas 2016 #1 £588/ £732
    DFBXMAS 2016 #18 £5,967/9,376 63.64%EF #142 - 390/1000 CCC £176/£250
    • January2015
    • By January2015 19th Sep 16, 9:06 PM
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    January2015
    When we finally open those pots and count up those pounds, how about we add them all together and show a running total for the year? That way we can see as a group just how much money we have saved collectively, just a bit of fun but some serious amounts saved between us

    Ellie x
    Originally posted by Ellieseleven
    Great idea Ellie

    My new total is now £588 / £732. Steady, but surely getting there
    LBM 07/01/15 DMP SC 01/03/15 self-managed 01/02/16 Debt now £94,156 £81,379 (13.57% paid) £11k unenforceable (not yet subtracted from debt balance) 12 11 predators Estimated DFD Feb 2024 Dec 2023
    £1k emergency fund (member #84) £1,000/£1k
    DFW Nerd No.
    1484 Xmas 2016 £1 p/day challenge No. 87 - £588/£732
    • January2015
    • By January2015 19th Sep 16, 9:07 PM
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    January2015
    Payday so total updated #77 £358.80 / £366
    Originally posted by MrsShazbat

    Ooooooh....you are so close
    LBM 07/01/15 DMP SC 01/03/15 self-managed 01/02/16 Debt now £94,156 £81,379 (13.57% paid) £11k unenforceable (not yet subtracted from debt balance) 12 11 predators Estimated DFD Feb 2024 Dec 2023
    £1k emergency fund (member #84) £1,000/£1k
    DFW Nerd No.
    1484 Xmas 2016 £1 p/day challenge No. 87 - £588/£732
    • Westie983
    • By Westie983 19th Sep 16, 9:21 PM
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    Westie983
    We are doing sooo well, lets keep the momentum up, just like those inspiring paralympians I have been watching for the last 10 days...
    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%
    • January2015
    • By January2015 19th Sep 16, 9:25 PM
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    January2015
    We are doing sooo well, lets keep the momentum up, just like those inspiring paralympians I have been watching for the last 10 days...
    Originally posted by Westie983

    Totally agree - every single paralympian (regardless of whether they won a medal or not, and regardless of which country they come from) is totally amazing and inspiring. I have loved watching the paralympics - just a bit sad the TV coverage wasn't as good as for the main olympics though (which I also loved) - limited choice of what to watch and much of it as highlights rather than a choice of which event to watch on multiple channel choices.
    LBM 07/01/15 DMP SC 01/03/15 self-managed 01/02/16 Debt now £94,156 £81,379 (13.57% paid) £11k unenforceable (not yet subtracted from debt balance) 12 11 predators Estimated DFD Feb 2024 Dec 2023
    £1k emergency fund (member #84) £1,000/£1k
    DFW Nerd No.
    1484 Xmas 2016 £1 p/day challenge No. 87 - £588/£732
    • Westie983
    • By Westie983 19th Sep 16, 10:17 PM
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    Totally agree - every single paralympian (regardless of whether they won a medal or not, and regardless of which country they come from) is totally amazing and inspiring. I have loved watching the paralympics - just a bit sad the TV coverage wasn't as good as for the main olympics though (which I also loved) - limited choice of what to watch and much of it as highlights rather than a choice of which event to watch on multiple channel choices.
    Originally posted by January2015
    Very true, but the olympics totally took over all the channels which began to annoy me, towards the end, although its a shame C5 had adverts as a lot was missed in my opinion.

    I was a games maker in London so I got to see quite alot of the events live which was amazing, but its been good to watch it from my home, its makes me appreciate and evaluate my own disability, to see others out there worst off and still trying their very best so has inspired me on..
    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%
    • Triangle
    • By Triangle 22nd Sep 16, 5:13 PM
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    Triangle
    Blimey, I haven't posted in here in months! Totally forgot about it

    However, I am pleased to report I have stuck to this regliously which means I have approximately £290 in the sealed pot, yay!

    I also have an identical sealed pot next to it (Home bargains coke money tin ) which I save £2 a day in for my children's birthdays.

    So grateful to the OP
    DMP Mutual Support Member 435
    Start date: September 2015 Self-managed start date: September 2016
    Paid so far: 9.57%
    Orginal DFD: May 2024
    • LuckyPenny
    • By LuckyPenny 22nd Sep 16, 10:16 PM
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    LuckyPenny
    My sealed pot has become unsealed! My willpower hasn't gone, it's my bus and leaning a glass panel on it when he was going DIY!! Anyhow he has just broken the top bit and made the bit where the money goes in so not much harm done. Just have to stay strong.
    Wins so far Designer Wedding Dress,IPod Nano,£50 Meal Voucher,Family Photoshoot,Trampoline, Earrings, Week in a cottage, A years supply of Kiddilicious, Board Game, £25 Clothes Voucher, 4 Easter Eggs and a £10 coffee shop voucher, £12 cash, Tube scarf, sweets

    Pay off all debts by Xmas 2016 #69 £4,218/£9,972 Christmas 2016 Saving #75 £171/£334
    • Wentthedaywell?
    • By Wentthedaywell? 23rd Sep 16, 4:45 PM
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    Wentthedaywell?
    £30 for me in September. One more month to go!
    Save £13k in 2016 #7: August £10,000
    £365 in 365 days 2016 #38
    Save £10,000 p.a, 2013-17:2013 £11,500; 2014 £10,000 2015 £6,500
    • triple choc chip
    • By triple choc chip 24th Sep 16, 1:58 PM
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    triple choc chip
    Mine's crept up to:

    No.3: £610/£732

    I've submitted 3 tickets to TCB for purchases that haven't tracked. If they come through I should be able to jump up a bit.
    Happy weekend everyone!
    Life's greatest satisfactions: Getting the last laugh, having the last word and paying the last instalment.
    Debt Free since 6.8.13
    Saving for Xmas 2016 #3: £610/£732 83.33%
    #3 £2 Savings Club £116/£150 - Emergency fund £1.2k - House deposit £19.6k
    • mummytummy
    • By mummytummy 26th Sep 16, 4:36 AM
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    mummytummy
    Morning all,

    Well my vouchers are about to be delivered, whoohoo!!, but I've decided that next year I won't be having them again - I've had them each year for the last 19 years - I seem to be getting less and less with them as each year goes by so when the next challenge starts I shall just be saving in a sealed tin...


    Roll on the 2017 challenge lol! Ellieseleven will we be keeping our challenge numbers or have new ones?
    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 ?





    • Westie983
    • By Westie983 26th Sep 16, 5:15 PM
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    Westie983
    Morning all,

    Well my vouchers are about to be delivered, whoohoo!!, but I've decided that next year I won't be having them again - I've had them each year for the last 19 years - I seem to be getting less and less with them as each year goes by so when the next challenge starts I shall just be saving in a sealed tin...


    Roll on the 2017 challenge lol! Ellieseleven will we be keeping our challenge numbers or have new ones?
    Originally posted by mummytummy
    However you are doing it, its still being saved, I have saved all mine into Amazon gift cards, and then added it to Amazon, ready for when I pay for my presents, throughout the year all my quidco and TCB payments have been in Amazon vouchers and I have massed £400 worth to use from Christmas and whatever is left is to buy myself a christmas/birthday present.

    Then Ill start again

    :-)
    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%
    • rockabillygirl
    • By rockabillygirl 27th Sep 16, 7:03 AM
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    rockabillygirl
    Hi everyone,
    Total for this month £341.07.
    Nearly there!
    X
    It will all be ok in the end - if it's not ok, then it's not the end!
    Working hard to be debt free...long road.
    Debt currently £21,398.39.
    Saving for Xmas 2016 #23. :
    Sealed pot challenge #32
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