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    • Ellieseleven
    • By Ellieseleven 19th Nov 15, 10:32 AM
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    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
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    Saving for Xmas 2016 #1 £642/ £732
    DFBXMAS 2016 #18 £6,630/9,376 70.71%EF #142 - 390/1000 CCC £176/£250
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    • nannygladys
    • By nannygladys 16th Oct 16, 9:24 PM
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    Hi everyone, I'll be definitely doing this challenge again. Like others I have made quite a few Xmas gifts already and still have more to make, so I might not open my tin till the New Year, it's getting full though so I will start looking for a new one soon.
    What I've been doing is putting four weeks away each time I receive my pension, so it goes in my tin first and I know it's done, this works for me so I'll keep doing it that way. I'm also fortunate that I don't have to buy that many presents these days.
    Mortgage free and debt free at last, but still frugal as retired. Time to enjoy life on a state pension!!!
    • triple choc chip
    • By triple choc chip 18th Oct 16, 7:11 PM
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    triple choc chip
    I'd love to do it again next year! Last xmas was the first time I had it all saved up in advance and it felt great. I don't usually get in the mood for shopping until the late night openings start in town but this year I have five prezzies already because I've snapped up special offers on the things I intended to buy anyway. New total:
    #3 £622/£732
    Thanks Ellie
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    Saving for Xmas 2016 #3: £622/£732 85%
    #3 £2 Savings Club £118/£150 - Emergency fund £1.2k - House deposit £19.6k
    • curlywurly82
    • By curlywurly82 18th Oct 16, 7:31 PM
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    #24 £120I managed to add some left over pounds from holiday so it's given it a bit of a boost
    • 32b3in2013
    • By 32b3in2013 18th Oct 16, 7:45 PM
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    I will be in again for next year. I only ave two presents left to buy, one for my sister and one for one of my nieces. I am waiting for a 40% friends and family discount in a dept store to get the final two

    Saving for Xmas 2016 - £1 a day #48 £336/£365
    VSP 2016 - #23 - £250.00
    SPC9 #125 - £????
    • Wentthedaywell?
    • By Wentthedaywell? 20th Oct 16, 10:37 PM
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    £31 in for me today for October, so that's me done. I won't crack open the tin yet, but will put a few more odd coins in until I start again in November for 2017.

    I don't have a huge number of presents to get, but I like using this fund for all the Christmas events and treats that can add up. I can socialise without feeling guilty

    Thanks a lot to Ellie for her work on keeping us all motivated
    Save £13k in 2016 #7: Oct £11,400
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