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    • Sue-UU
    • By Sue-UU 4th Nov 16, 12:10 AM
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    Sue-UU
    "Sealed Pot Challenge ~ 10"
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    • 4th Nov 16, 12:10 AM
    "Sealed Pot Challenge ~ 10" 4th Nov 16 at 12:10 AM
    Alright then Potters, it seems awe-inspiring that we're starting off with with "SPC "No 10"!!! Where have all the years gone since it first began! So very hard to believe that by the end of this year we'll have been going for a full decade!!!!

    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 chat away on this SPC 10 thread about your conquests, money-saving ideas etc from Post 4 onward, it gives encouragement to all, including yourselves as it keeps the motivation to save far stronger.


    Hello yet again dedicated MSE Sealed Pot Savers! We're off once more with another Sealed Pot Challenge No 10. We've had 9 amazinly 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 2nd November 2017. 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 Papier Mach! 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 mach! 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 Papier Mach! 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 9 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, though always keep a look out in charity shops too!

    Regarding the Sealed Cans many of you use, apparently 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 all 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, and remember it's NOT a contest!!

    4/ Mainly SPC is a challenge to see how much we can save in a year for Christmas 2017. However, over the last 9 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 2nd. 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 2nd 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 applies to many banks, I suspect most banks/building societies are the same if truth be known.

    10/ Members who do not return by the end of November of any year 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 your No on your signatures please, that makes life so much easier for me and my DH when counting up all of our Totals. In December or thereabouts I declare the Grand Total of ALL that we members have collected, what a terrific sight that is! Please declare yours savings ASAP on or close to the 2nd 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 amazing 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 2nd Nov is the closing date for 2017, the day we declare what we've saved on the thread, kindly declare your monies saved within 2 weeks of the 2nd, thank you kindly.

    Anyone wishing to join us please post on the thread to ask and I'll give you a number and an official welcome so you can join in the fun......and please do note that...time means any 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 and be made very welcome!

    Many thanks for reading
    , Sue x
    Last edited by Sue-UU; 04-11-2016 at 12:11 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 16 = £870.48Grand 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! 2016= £52, 002.40!!!

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    • Treasurequeen
    • By Treasurequeen 15th Mar 17, 9:24 PM
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    Treasurequeen
    Evening everyone, £7.00 potted for me today.
    No buying unnecessary toiletries 2017
    Disabled and fabulous darlings!
    The £1000 emergency fund challenge #223
    £2 savers club 2017 no 32
    Sealed pot challenge #040
    • Westie983
    • By Westie983 16th Mar 17, 1:32 AM
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    Westie983
    £50, brought back from work and added to the pot, from maturing Regular Saver.

    Not sure how much more will fit in my pot,

    I think i'm nearing limit.

    I will be waiting for the new £1 to come out then im going to swop them all out again

    Westie983
    Save 12k in 2017 #16 Total £15130/£12000 126.08%
    Sealed Pot Challenge ~ 10 #97 Total (£252) +£158/£500 = 82.00% ( x 10)
    Xmas 2017 £1 a Day #6 Total £250/£365 = 68.49%
    Virtual Sealed Pot #1 Total £1050/£1000 = 105.00%
    £2 Savers Club 2017 #3 Total (£1450)+£50/£2000 = 75.00%

    Total £18340/£15865 = 115.60%

    I'm a Board Guide on Budgeting & Bank Accounts, Debt-Free Wannabe, Disability Money Matters, and Savings & Investments. I'm a volunteer helping the boards run smoothly, but I'm not a moderator, and do not read all posts. If you see an inappropriate/illegal post then email forumteam@moneysavingexpert.com
    • siju
    • By siju 16th Mar 17, 12:45 PM
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    siju
    Hi All

    Life's so busy at the moment - work definitely getting in the way of playtime but not to worry, going away Mother's day weekend for my birthday so I've got something positive to focus on

    I have £6.07 to pop in my pot today.
    SPC 9 - #192
    Totals: 2014 - £264.51 2015 - £207.50 2016 - £396.79
    • lynnejk
    • By lynnejk 16th Mar 17, 2:43 PM
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    lynnejk
    Afternoon potters

    It's a 'stripey' day here atm - quite warm but windy with alternating sunshine and showers.

    Just packing the cases ready to go to warmer (fingers xd) climes in the morning for two weeks

    I have emptied, counted and banked most of the monies in my pot - so added £340 to my siggie

    Hope you all are keeping well and enjoy the next couple of weeks.
    Lx
    £10day..2014=3213..2015=3421..2016=3238..2017=1283....JULY=111.03/310
    GrocC..2014=2162..2015=2083..2016=2181..2017=1042....JULY=83.63/200
    Bulk buy.......JULY=10.33
    GC.NSD....2015=216....2016=213....2017=103....JULY=15/15
    SPC130x57...2014=1178...2015=1287...2016=4616. ..2017=414.96
    OS WL= -1/8 ......CC =370......Savings = £8300
    • owlet
    • By owlet 16th Mar 17, 2:56 PM
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    owlet
    Hi potters! It's been a couple of months since I've updated but there's been nothing to update unfortunately.
    End of Jan and Feb have been really heavy expenditure. Dog insurance at the end of Jan then car insurance second week in Feb then the first 12000 miles came up on the car and I had to have it serviced :-( urgh .

    Luckily I co-own the car (on paper) with my Dad . He gave up driving a few years ago (he's 89 now) but we needed a big car to fit wheelchair & walking frame in , so I part exchanged my car and he put in cash and we got a Dacia Logan mcv last year. Fantastic car & a lot of car for the price. Anyway, I digress lol. Dad helped with the service costs but still a heavy time financially.

    So, today 2 x plastic fivers in the £5 stash. £4 in the £1 coin tin and a few odds in the shrapnel tin. Up and running again xx
    SPC 8 (2015) #485 TOTAL: £334.65
    SPC 9 (2016) #485 TOTAL £84
    SPC 10 (2017) # 485
    • donkids22
    • By donkids22 16th Mar 17, 6:26 PM
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    donkids22
    #085. Well me and OH opened my pot that I was potting pound coins in there was £240 in there which was paid into the bank.
    Pay off Debt 2017 no54. 1433.95/ 9691.07. NSD jan 15/15. NSD feb 12/15. NSD mar 5/15
    Apr 2/15. Xmas 2 a day no63 302/730. No buying unnecessary toiletries 2017. 1 debt versus 100 days 0/200. April Grocery challenge 210/240
    • MLE007
    • By MLE007 16th Mar 17, 7:45 PM
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    MLE007
    Hi potters,
    Another 50p today - it's all I seem to be potting lately, where are all the two pound coins ?!
    SPC #015

    2017 in 2017 £2661.29
    • VickyA
    • By VickyA 16th Mar 17, 8:31 PM
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    VickyA
    £2.30 snaffled from DH's pockets. Bonus!
    SPC 8 #153 975.71 #9 £881.44 declared
    £366 in 366 £275/£366 #21
    NST NOvember #41
    • 32b3in2013
    • By 32b3in2013 16th Mar 17, 10:04 PM
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    32b3in2013
    Evening

    Have a lovely holiday Lynne.

    £1.35 potted today.

    32b3
    SPC9 #125 - £816.85
    Jan 17 NSD - 1/15

    CCC 2017 #24 - £116/£300
    • Sue-UU
    • By Sue-UU 17th Mar 17, 12:34 PM
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    Sue-UU
    Hello folks! Have a wonderful weekend!
    I hope everyone has had a really good week. Have a wonderful weekend also folks! Never stop potting what you're able to, a little or a lot it's still safer in your pot!!! For all those of you who might be a little poorly or who are feeling low for whatever reason then here are a load of good wishes and very many {{{{hugs}}}} to help you feel much better very soon!

    Thanks so much for the Birthday greetings, Antomac, belated or not they still so much. Birthday greetings also to your Mum and Sister!

    You're so right about that £8 potted, added to what you've saved already I'm sure you're doing really well. Always try to imagine just what you might have in that treasure trove called a pot Ant!!

    I was starting to consider potting very 'un-spare' change because my pot was looking so sorry for itself. But! I found a dusty old £1 in a handbag I sold on eBay whilst packing it up to send today, and so that went in. My poor old olive tub dreams of better days gone by, when he was full!
    Originally posted by Pennydreams3


    A darn good job you checked inside the handbag before you packed it up, Pennydreams3, thoughts that you might have sent it on to someone else don't bear thinking about!!

    If it's possible to budget a little more carefully then go ahead and see if you're able to feed your Olive Pot a bit more....you never know! See, there's another 50p gone in with your last post!

    Good work with the potting 32b3! It's marvellous that you're so consistent and spur others on as a result!!

    Yet ANOTHER plastic £5er 3forholidays! They'll soon have to print more - all because of you!!!! Brilliant work!

    10p is good Florence and so much better than 0p!

    A belated happy birthday Sue

    Lovely day, out with the in-laws for lunch. One week in to FIL's chemo treatment, but by jove I was exhausted by MIL's chat!

    £3.58 potted, swelling the coffers a bit!
    Originally posted by VickyA


    Many thanks for the greetings Vicky, as I said to Ant, they're still as precious even if they're belated.

    I sincerely hope your FIL's treatment will help him be free of cancer. Meanwhile if your MIL has anything to do with it at least he won't have too much chance to think about it
    Great savings btw....especially that which you grabbed of hubby's - bonus for certain!!!!!

    A lovely amount potted, siju, very well done!! Yes life can be quite hectic at times especially when you're working, but as well as your Birthday Day and Mothers Day you've now got a super break to look forward too!!! Enjoy the excitement of it all as each day approaches and have a fantastic time!!!

    Great seeing you back so soon KONG, very good potting too!

    Brilliant work Treasurequeen! Be sure to keep up the momentum!

    Fantastic saving Westie!!!!! I shall be doing the same with the £1 coins and playing safe.

    Amazing savings Lynne!!! Thanks for popping it on your siggy. I know you're jetting off this morning and can't read this but have an amazing time away in the sun!!!!

    Heavy expenses for you since Christmas then, owlet, it's always a hard time anyway but especially for you with all those car costs; what a treasure your Dad is to be helping you so much , still it's obviously working well for both of you which is great. Anyway, despite all that expenditure you've now potted a massive £10 with those £5ers!!!! Excellent work owlet, keep it up!!

    #085. Well me and OH opened my pot that I was potting pound coins in there was £240 in there which was paid into the bank.
    Originally posted by donkids22


    Brilliant saving donkids22!!!! Well it's safely banked now, but have you added it to your siggy to make certain you don't forget to include it in your Total in November?!! Please do and please pop your No 85 on your siggy?! It's a huge help to me.

    It's still money saved MLE007 so don't knock it!! Regarding the £2 coins jakes-mum's had the lot!!!!!

    Not an easy week for DH & me as we've had the funeral of my second Mum, the lady who raised me alongside her own Daughter and gave me a real family life from aged 6 on as well as teaching me all the precious things of life! She's been an absolute treasure for the majority of my life and thank God I was fortunate enough to have her for so long as she we 93!!!! The funeral was at Ringwood, hubby's and my hometown, so a fair bit of traveling was involved but the day could not have gone better! It was a gorgeous sunny day and so very memorable, what more could we all have asked for.

    Have a brilliant weekend, Potters. Don't forget to pot what you're able to!!!


    Sue xx

    2nd November is the opening date for 2017.

    Anyone wishing to join us, it's NEVER too late, so please just ask, you'll be made very welcome.
    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 16 = £870.48Grand 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! 2016= £52, 002.40!!!

    • siju
    • By siju 17th Mar 17, 12:58 PM
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    siju
    My condolences Sue-UU. It's so lovely that you have such happy memories of her xx.
    SPC 9 - #192
    Totals: 2014 - £264.51 2015 - £207.50 2016 - £396.79
    • 32b3in2013
    • By 32b3in2013 17th Mar 17, 7:44 PM
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    32b3in2013
    Sue, may your second Mother rest in peace. What a lovely thing you said about her x

    £2.22 potted today.

    32b3
    SPC9 #125 - £816.85
    Jan 17 NSD - 1/15

    CCC 2017 #24 - £116/£300
    • MrsShazbat
    • By MrsShazbat 17th Mar 17, 9:23 PM
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    MrsShazbat
    Finally potted some £2s this week - 4 altogether. I'm going to have to develop a new saving strategy I think, unless the Royal Mint start churning out some more coins for us collectors!
    PAYDBX 2017 #71 £1194.54 / £3053.49 * Xmas 2017 #8 £217 / £365 * (2016 £424.32 / £366)
    * SPCNo.10 #66 (SPCNo.9 £442.64 inc Quidco to 2/11/16 £138.92 *
    • 32b3in2013
    • By 32b3in2013 18th Mar 17, 8:28 PM
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    32b3in2013
    Evening

    £9.62 potted today.

    32b3
    SPC9 #125 - £816.85
    Jan 17 NSD - 1/15

    CCC 2017 #24 - £116/£300
    • muppets
    • By muppets 19th Mar 17, 8:37 AM
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    muppets

    €19.50 added to the pot since my last update.
    PAYDBX 2017 - #01 Pd £6,842.19 / £11,000 - 62.20%
    SPC10 #93
    MFiT-T4 #9
    3-6 mth EF
    €4,000 / 15,000 Wombles #24 = 540.20
    Mortgage - PD 82,672.19 / 271,495.07 29.17% MF Aug 2038 Sept 2035
    My long slow journey to mortgage freedom
    My diary - Making a move on debt
    • Money Rollercoaster
    • By Money Rollercoaster 19th Mar 17, 1:39 PM
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    Money Rollercoaster
    Hi Sue ... so pleased the funeral went well. It's tough as you get older and you realise that people who are very dear to you, won't be with you forever.


    Pretty Pitiful Potting this week ... was absolutely bogged down with work. When I did have some cash, most of it seemed to go in the shopping. I salvaged just over £2 in change for the pot and (can you believe it?) I had to lend the blimmin' tooth fairy money because my lad's first baby tooth has finally come out (after a bit of assistance from me). His face this morning when he came through with his bounty was a picture.
    Living Life @ 174 BPM >> CC Balance (0%) -£3,565.99 - Target DFD Dec 2017 >> Loan (Car) (3.1%) -£19,803.74 - Target DFD Nov 2020
    • Money Rollercoaster
    • By Money Rollercoaster 20th Mar 17, 9:02 AM
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    Money Rollercoaster
    My precious fiver was broken into this morning - new water bottle for school needed. £2 from change potted. Have TWO WHOLE (old) pounds pocket money for the rest of the week now


    EDIT - scratch that. Just swapped out the two pound coins for 4 x 50p. 2 went in the pot and 2 for the kids to go to breakfast club.
    Last edited by Money Rollercoaster; 20-03-2017 at 6:26 PM.
    Living Life @ 174 BPM >> CC Balance (0%) -£3,565.99 - Target DFD Dec 2017 >> Loan (Car) (3.1%) -£19,803.74 - Target DFD Nov 2020
    • Sue-UU
    • By Sue-UU 21st Mar 17, 3:38 PM
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    Sue-UU
    Hello again all POOOOOOTTTTTTTEEEEEEERRS!!!!!
    Hello SPCers! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend and are settling back into work or the week once again. Have a good week folks and enjoy the days as much as is possible along with some peaceful or otherwise evenings. To all those of you who are unwell or who are a bit down for any any reason, here are some big {{{hugs}}} to hopefully help you get better again...very quickly!

    Thank you so very much indeed, siju and 32b3, really lovely comforting words from you both and much appreciated, thank you.

    Brilliant savings from you too, 32b3!

    Ah at last you've got some £2 coins, MrsShazbat!!! I expect the Royal Mint have been watching the thread closely to take our wishes into account!! We'll be fine, he says so!!

    Some excellent potting muppets!!

    Hi Sue ... so pleased the funeral went well. It's tough as you get older and you realise that people who are very dear to you, won't be with you forever.
    Originally posted by Money Rollercoaster


    Oh so very true Money Rollercoaster. The trouble is that although we know it's true, we can't help feeling they will always be here. Still, if I hold her in my heart I'm sure she will be!

    You don't seem to have been able to win with your savings lately, but fingers crossed things might just turn around from here on. At least you have your little treasure's face to make it all worth while!

    WOW, it's exceptionally quiet on here, especially for the time of year!

    Have a lovely evening and super Wednesday, Potters. Don't forget....your pot gets hungry!!!


    Sue xx

    2nd November is the opening date for 2017.

    Anyone wishing to join us, it's NEVER too late, so please just ask, you'll be made very welcome.
    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 16 = £870.48Grand 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! 2016= £52, 002.40!!!

    • TheCatsandDogsMother
    • By TheCatsandDogsMother 21st Mar 17, 8:42 PM
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    TheCatsandDogsMother
    I'm back Its been months since I was last on and I can see that I have a lot of catching up to do. My pop is doing a lot better now, although he is still not 100%. We have all moved and now settled into the new house, although we have a neighbour that seems to like throwing stuff in our yard (my housemate went and bought a security camera so I'm excited to see all the different dogs that walk past our yard).
    I'm not sure how much I will pot this year, I finish my social work masters in a few months which means a job hunt. In preparation for this I'm paying of as much of the credit card and trying to get ahead in the rent so I'm not broke, stressed and looking for a job I am still potting all my $2 coins though.
    The only other thing is my poor puppy is now getting expert help for his social anxiety, the poor little guy freaks out when he has to leave the house which makes exercising him particularly interesting.
    I hope everyone is doing well and that your pots are filling up nicely.
    Number 495
    • 32b3in2013
    • By 32b3in2013 21st Mar 17, 9:36 PM
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    32b3in2013
    Evening

    75p potted today.

    32b3
    SPC9 #125 - £816.85
    Jan 17 NSD - 1/15

    CCC 2017 #24 - £116/£300
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