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    • Aesop
    • By Aesop 30th Sep 16, 10:43 PM
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    Aesop
    Make 10 a day October 2016 Everybody Welcome
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    • 30th Sep 16, 10:43 PM
    Make 10 a day October 2016 Everybody Welcome 30th Sep 16 at 10:43 PM
    Hello and welcome everybody


    This is the 110th month of this challenge, which was first started by Batgirl, in September 2007.

    Thanks to Batgirl for starting it, lynnejk, Rawdinosaur, Emmaglet, Nat21luv, Monkeynut, Sweetpeas, Purpleroses, JesaRose, MizMir for keeping the thread going.

    I know this first post is long, but please read as it give tips on how this challenge works. Some of the content has changed

    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, over and over. 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.

    It also doesn't have to be 10 each and every day - some days you make more and some days you make less, but aim for 300 extra at the end of the month.

    The idea is that everyone posts how they are making extra 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
    Income from a second job
    Daily clicks
    Interest
    Vouchers
    Mystery shopping
    And much, much more.

    This board moves pretty quickly, so be sure to subscribe and read it regularly. Below are some ideas to get you started and a great place to read when you're in need of inspiration.

    Sell your old books/DVDs/CDs/games here:
    Amazon.co.uk, play.com, webuybooks, zapper, CEX

    Ebay - a place to sell anything and everything.

    Gumtree, Preloved, cquot, ebid, craigslist, vivastreet, netmums.com, trade-it , Friday ad, priceminster - these are all places you can sell items too.

    Survey sites - mysurvey and pinecone, prolific academic tend to be the best but there are many more it really depends on you finding the ones that work best for you - toluna, harris poll, valued opinions etc

    also join topcashback and Quidco - type in surveys in the search engine and some will pay you to join up with them.

    Sealed Pot Challenge 2016 - basically you put your change into a jar over the year so in December you should have a nice pot of money to help

    Mobile phone to recycle? try Martin's mobile recycling comparison site first to see where you may get the best deal!

    Music Magpie - have cds/dvds you haven't been able to sell at carboots or online. Try your luck here. Is you do sell your albums/dvds be sure to go via quidco 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.

    Collect Boots points while shopping online.

    Don't forget to search for your online shop at nectar.com before you buy, and earn nectar points for buying online, including ebay.

    Trying to find other ways to make money? Check out the Boost Your Income board. It is full of ideas, including survey companies and product testing.

    Want to help someone else out? Sign up through their referral on the referral board, and leave yours, so someone else can do the same for you.

    Keep reading for lots more ideas on how to make more money each month.

    This month's challenge is to try and make 300 (or any amount of course!) lynnejk is assisting me and will create the challengers list and update it. She will also be answering any questions she can help with and here for general advice. Having been a challenger for a while, she knows her stuff Thank you lynnejk for your help.

    Good luck everybody. Remember to post any questions or comments that you have, and let's go on encouraging each other throughout this month.

    We can and we will do it. Who's in?
    Make 10 a day October 2016 82.36
    Pinecone vouchers earnt 2016 21; Swagbucks 2016 130 QMEE 2016 32.09 Prolific Academic 2016 37.62 Slidejoy 2016 5.67 ReceiptHog 2016 16 ShopandScan 2016 60 ConsumerPulse 2016 20

    Money earnt in 2014 215.54; Money earnt in 2015 2676.04; Money earnt in 2016 3691.80
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    • Aesop
    • By Aesop 16th Oct 16, 11:57 PM
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    We had checked on-line that the price was reasonable and Renault dealer prices seem in line with others for this car. So we are going to buy it. I will pay the deposit (less trade-in for our old car) and DH is going to pay the rest over 24 months and we will pick it up Friday, all things being equal fingers xd.
    Originally posted by lynnejk
    that's fantastic. good luck,fingers crossed.

    like carbootcrazy said lots of good news this weekend.

    next stop to get your upgrade phones
    Make 10 a day October 2016 82.36
    Pinecone vouchers earnt 2016 21; Swagbucks 2016 130 QMEE 2016 32.09 Prolific Academic 2016 37.62 Slidejoy 2016 5.67 ReceiptHog 2016 16 ShopandScan 2016 60 ConsumerPulse 2016 20

    Money earnt in 2014 215.54; Money earnt in 2015 2676.04; Money earnt in 2016 3691.80
    • TheBanker
    • By TheBanker 17th Oct 16, 5:56 AM
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    TheBanker
    We had checked on-line that the price was reasonable and Renault dealer prices seem in line with others for this car. So we are going to buy it. I will pay the deposit (less trade-in for our old car) and DH is going to pay the rest over 24 months and we will pick it up Friday, all things being equal fingers xd.
    Originally posted by lynnejk
    Congratulations! Enjoy the new car
    Make 10 a day challenge: Oct-16: 88.79 / 310
    • shariann
    • By shariann 17th Oct 16, 6:09 AM
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    Brilliant news on the car Lynne
    10 a day 2016 - December 9.50/310
    2014 110.92
    2015 3732.30
    2016 Jan 150.10 Feb 147.95March 125.49April 83.62May 223.54 June 195.69 July 7.28 August 100.49 September 117.37October 93.70November 182.64
    • nomi01
    • By nomi01 17th Oct 16, 7:51 AM
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    Hi all. I have been MIA again. Not much to report money making wise.
    Used another 20 shopping voucher code.
    Also found a 20 am@zon voucher I had last xmas.
    Should have some overtime pay this month which helps.
    Biggest news is that OH is back in work so things should be a little easier, money wise.
    Determined to try and live on my wage and pay debts off with his.

    Anyway, well done everyone, you all seem so focused. It's really helping keep me on track (most of the time)
    PAYDBXMAS15 #047 6865/21,383
    PAYDBXMAS16 #4 2687./14,518
    10 a day Sept. 986.44/300
    10 a day Oct 558.97/310
    10 a day Nov 571.76/300
    • carbootcrazy
    • By carbootcrazy 17th Oct 16, 9:49 AM
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    Congratulations all you moneymakers. I've not been one of them over the weekend. Have claimed money from PA but isn't here yet. Also, nothing got listed on eBay to take advantage of the offer but there's always today. Or not, in my case


    I'm so happy for you with the car Lynne. It's a lovely feeling getting one and I wish you and DH many years of happy, safe and trouble-free motoring. The model OH was hoping to get was the Dacia Duster. It's a 4x4 (although I think they make it in a 2x4) and he's been hankering after a 4x4 for donkeys years but the prices of other brands put him off ever having one. The Dacia was perfect but, as I said before, he dithered too long and it was snapped up by another canny buyer. OH doesn't like parting with his money but a reliable car is essential out here and the Duster was an absolute steal. In the end he bought a Nissan Qashqai which is lovely but is 3 years older than the Dacia was and still cost slightly more. There are no Dacia dealerships anywhere within many many miles and none of the other dealerships had any although a few said they'd keep a look out for one for him. He likes to buy as local as he can just in case of problems. He says it will be his first choice again next time and there will probably be more of them about by the time he trades up again (usually about every 3 years unlike me who does it about every 12)
    Last edited by carbootcrazy; 17-10-2016 at 10:34 AM.
    Make 10 A Day Challenge 2016: Jan-Nov:2787.65: Dec:24.00
    3-6 Months Emergency Fund Challenge #12: 620.00/3000

    Original Debt: 56804 (@ LBM 02/13). Paid (on DMP): 29917. Balance: 26887
    Over halfway
    • carbootcrazy
    • By carbootcrazy 17th Oct 16, 9:59 AM
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    Hi all. I have been MIA again. Not much to report money making wise.
    Used another 20 shopping voucher code.
    Also found a 20 am@zon voucher I had last xmas.
    Should have some overtime pay this month which helps.
    Biggest news is that OH is back in work so things should be a little easier, money wise.
    Determined to try and live on my wage and pay debts off with his.

    Anyway, well done everyone, you all seem so focused. It's really helping keep me on track (most of the time)
    Originally posted by nomi01
    Well done on what you've made so far, nom10. Should be a good final result if your overtime pay comes in by the month's end

    Great news about OH's new job. I expect that will make Christmas with all its expense a lot less stressful
    Last edited by carbootcrazy; 17-10-2016 at 10:02 AM.
    Make 10 A Day Challenge 2016: Jan-Nov:2787.65: Dec:24.00
    3-6 Months Emergency Fund Challenge #12: 620.00/3000

    Original Debt: 56804 (@ LBM 02/13). Paid (on DMP): 29917. Balance: 26887
    Over halfway
    • MrsTinks
    • By MrsTinks 17th Oct 16, 10:07 AM
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    Sorry I haven't commented loads - it's been super crazy busy getting everyone and everything ready for the holiday tomorrow but I've managed 60 from my occasional job (increase in the new year as they want me to do a bit more/slightly different work - I basically teach the Mod 1 of the motorcycle test but as cover when they are short or have too many students etc. Going forward they want me to take my CBT qualification so I can teach that too and provide cover when their regular instructors take time off... so it won't be a regular job that I can really add to my SOA as some months might be nothing and others I might work 2 full weekends! I'll never know most of it in advance - but it does mean I'll need to register as SE again - bah humbug LOL)
    On top of that I sold two units for 40 on FB so that gets me up to 100! YAY!

    My friend has 3 sets of my curtains listed on FB to see if they sell whilst I'm away on holiday so it's possible that there will be more pennies hehehe

    Unless someone propositions me out in Florida though then my main efforts to make 10 a day this month have probably reached a conclusion - but I shall be back like a woman possessed next month as I will then be able to start shifting some of my Christmas crafts Yay!
    DFW Nerd #025
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    Sept 2016 - 10811 Oct 10166 to clear Cleared Since Sept 16:645 6% repaid Declutter 25 items in November target: 0/25 Make 10 extra a day in November: 57/150
    • carbootcrazy
    • By carbootcrazy 17th Oct 16, 10:14 AM
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    carbootcrazy
    Have a lovely holiday, MrsTinks. I hope all the hurricanes/storms have blown themselves out.

    Well done on the job too


    Such good and happy news on this thread from loads of people just now. Here's to more of it
    Make 10 A Day Challenge 2016: Jan-Nov:2787.65: Dec:24.00
    3-6 Months Emergency Fund Challenge #12: 620.00/3000

    Original Debt: 56804 (@ LBM 02/13). Paid (on DMP): 29917. Balance: 26887
    Over halfway
    • carbootcrazy
    • By carbootcrazy 17th Oct 16, 10:17 AM
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    Sorry, I seem to be dominating the thread this morning but just want to say a massive thank you to Aesop for the PM. I haven't acted on any of the info yet but will get onto it this afternoon.

    I really appreciate your taking the time as I know how precious every minute is to you with all you have to cram in to every day
    Make 10 A Day Challenge 2016: Jan-Nov:2787.65: Dec:24.00
    3-6 Months Emergency Fund Challenge #12: 620.00/3000

    Original Debt: 56804 (@ LBM 02/13). Paid (on DMP): 29917. Balance: 26887
    Over halfway
    • Aesop
    • By Aesop 17th Oct 16, 10:22 AM
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    Sorry, I seem to be dominating the thread this morning but just want to say a massive thank you to Aesop for the PM. I haven't acted on any of the info yet but will get onto it this afternoon.

    I really appreciate your taking the time as I know how precious every minute is to you with all you have to cram in to every day
    Originally posted by carbootcrazy
    you ate welcome hun. like I said one had lots of jobs yesterday
    Make 10 a day October 2016 82.36
    Pinecone vouchers earnt 2016 21; Swagbucks 2016 130 QMEE 2016 32.09 Prolific Academic 2016 37.62 Slidejoy 2016 5.67 ReceiptHog 2016 16 ShopandScan 2016 60 ConsumerPulse 2016 20

    Money earnt in 2014 215.54; Money earnt in 2015 2676.04; Money earnt in 2016 3691.80
    • wifey27
    • By wifey27 17th Oct 16, 8:34 PM
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    wifey27
    300 overtime and 1p (!) interest to add, bringing October total to 312.04
    Initial mortgage Feb 2015 157545.00
    Mortgage February 2016 135022.24
    Current mortgage Nov 2016 119699.33
    • Aesop
    • By Aesop 17th Oct 16, 9:05 PM
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    300 overtime and 1p (!) interest to add, bringing October total to 312.04
    Originally posted by wifey27
    that's brilliant!! well done!!
    Make 10 a day October 2016 82.36
    Pinecone vouchers earnt 2016 21; Swagbucks 2016 130 QMEE 2016 32.09 Prolific Academic 2016 37.62 Slidejoy 2016 5.67 ReceiptHog 2016 16 ShopandScan 2016 60 ConsumerPulse 2016 20

    Money earnt in 2014 215.54; Money earnt in 2015 2676.04; Money earnt in 2016 3691.80
    • carbootcrazy
    • By carbootcrazy 17th Oct 16, 9:12 PM
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    300 overtime and 1p (!) interest to add, bringing October total to 312.04
    Originally posted by wifey27
    Wow! That's a wonderful amount of overtime
    Make 10 A Day Challenge 2016: Jan-Nov:2787.65: Dec:24.00
    3-6 Months Emergency Fund Challenge #12: 620.00/3000

    Original Debt: 56804 (@ LBM 02/13). Paid (on DMP): 29917. Balance: 26887
    Over halfway
    • Aesop
    • By Aesop 17th Oct 16, 9:32 PM
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    Aesop
    I'be claimed 5 amazon from senses who were formerly Givudan.

    also sent off two more ink carriages for 4.50. I won't claim them as can't cash out until reach 10. I have sent some before so getting closer to cashout.
    Make 10 a day October 2016 82.36
    Pinecone vouchers earnt 2016 21; Swagbucks 2016 130 QMEE 2016 32.09 Prolific Academic 2016 37.62 Slidejoy 2016 5.67 ReceiptHog 2016 16 ShopandScan 2016 60 ConsumerPulse 2016 20

    Money earnt in 2014 215.54; Money earnt in 2015 2676.04; Money earnt in 2016 3691.80
    • lynnejk
    • By lynnejk 17th Oct 16, 11:24 PM
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    Evening all

    Thanks for all the kind comments re the car. Next time you're looking CBC - we have bought ours from a Ren*ult dealer

    Thanks a million Aesop for the pms. Been busy and only just read them so I'll have a good punt around t/m You are definitely an

    ......Biggest news is that OH is back in work so things should be a little easier, money wise.
    Determined to try and live on my wage and pay debts off with his.......
    Originally posted by nomi01
    That's brilliant news Be good if you can do that with the wages and debts.

    300 overtime and 1p (!) interest to add, bringing October total to 312.04
    Originally posted by wifey27
    Super amount for all the overtime - really mounts up doesn't it
    Well done everyone making monies I made 1.45 today on surveys and missed a PA one - drat !!

    Hope you all have a terrific Tuesday
    Lx
    10day.2014=3213:2015=3421..2016=2925.25...DEC=7.40/310
    GrocC...2014=2162:2015=2083..2016=1703.02....DEC=10.20/200
    Bulk buy.......DEC=150.59...
    GC.NSD....2015=216.....2016=193............DEC=0/15
    SPC130x54...2014=1178...2015=1287...2016=4616. ..2017=41.30
    OS WL= 2/4 ......CC =2713......Savings = 8000
    • carbootcrazy
    • By carbootcrazy 18th Oct 16, 8:33 PM
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    carbootcrazy

    Hope you all have a terrific Tuesday
    Lx
    Originally posted by lynnejk
    Not so terrific here, it's been teeming with rain every bit of the day. I hope you've all been able to get out and about.


    Withdrew 22.30 from PA at the weekend and it arrived in my bank overnight. It took a long time to mount up though as I'm not eligible for most of the surveys. I love that site though, the money comes through so quickly once it's requested
    Last edited by carbootcrazy; 18-10-2016 at 8:37 PM.
    Make 10 A Day Challenge 2016: Jan-Nov:2787.65: Dec:24.00
    3-6 Months Emergency Fund Challenge #12: 620.00/3000

    Original Debt: 56804 (@ LBM 02/13). Paid (on DMP): 29917. Balance: 26887
    Over halfway
    • lynnejk
    • By lynnejk 18th Oct 16, 11:34 PM
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    'Evening' she said to no-one there. Where has everyone gone ??

    Sorry you've had such a horrible, wet day CBC. Our weather was a bit better today - wind seems to have dropped a bit and it was dry for the first time in about ten days Well done with the PA payment. Yes, I agree they are one of the best sites.

    I've managed to make 6.40 on surveys today, including one for the pine tree company

    I have also taken out insurance for our new car and managed to save 46 on what I paid last year by punting around a bit

    Hope you all have a wondrous Wednesday (and not rainy)
    Lx
    10day.2014=3213:2015=3421..2016=2925.25...DEC=7.40/310
    GrocC...2014=2162:2015=2083..2016=1703.02....DEC=10.20/200
    Bulk buy.......DEC=150.59...
    GC.NSD....2015=216.....2016=193............DEC=0/15
    SPC130x54...2014=1178...2015=1287...2016=4616. ..2017=41.30
    OS WL= 2/4 ......CC =2713......Savings = 8000
    • latinaid
    • By latinaid 19th Oct 16, 8:07 AM
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    latinaid
    Morning everyone. I've had quite a lot of money coming in lately - I did some admin for my book-keeping business, and realised that some of my clients hadn't paid me for the 2014/15 tax returns I did last year (I'm always a bit casual about collecting payment due, as my clients are my friends or friends of friends). So I sent out a few reminders and three people have paid. It doesn't count towards the challenge as it's my job, but useful none the less!

    I've just finished a two-week full-time supply teaching placement, which was exhausting but generally enjoyable. I'll be getting quite a bit more supply work from the same school in the future. I was a bit nervous when I gave up my permanent teaching job last term, but it looks as if I'll have enough coming in to pay the bills!
    • shariann
    • By shariann 19th Oct 16, 2:59 PM
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    :Hi all

    Just wanted to let you all know mortgage is sorted and I am a happy bunny

    Will update again soon but been mega busy.

    Take care xx
    10 a day 2016 - December 9.50/310
    2014 110.92
    2015 3732.30
    2016 Jan 150.10 Feb 147.95March 125.49April 83.62May 223.54 June 195.69 July 7.28 August 100.49 September 117.37October 93.70November 182.64
    • latinaid
    • By latinaid 19th Oct 16, 3:55 PM
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    latinaid
    :Hi all

    Just wanted to let you all know mortgage is sorted and I am a happy bunny

    Will update again soon but been mega busy.

    Take care xx
    Originally posted by shariann
    That's fantastic - you must be so relieved!

    5.10 from Tesco current a/c interest today.
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