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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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    • DreamerHelen
    • By DreamerHelen 7th Oct 17, 10:38 PM
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    DreamerHelen
    Hey Everyone...

    Jakes-Mum....It's strange, I lived in Orlando many many Years ago and worked for SeaWorld and I think I only visited Disney once....and even then it was only Animal Kingdom I think....But a few years ago I started watching Disney Vloggers on YouTube and it completely inspired me....I know this sounds strange but it changed my life completely....before then I felt like I didn't have anything to look forward to and now I have a trip to Disneyland Paris for Halloween this Year...one in January and the big trip to Orlando in December next Year....And this Challenge has been instrumental in helping me to save as well...

    Anyway...enough of my rambling...

    I managed to Pot some Gold this afternoon....I think it was about £9....And I am fairly sure I have a nice crisp new £10 Note that I can Pot tomorrow....So I am really looking forward to that....

    I hope you are doing okay Sue....Please take care of yourself and we look forward to seeing you when you can be here....

    *Hugs* to anyone that needs them....and I will drop in probably on my next Night Shift on Tuesday Night... xXx
    Committed To Paying Off My Debts AND Saving
    3-6 Month Emergency Fund #1 £0/£6000
    General £1000 Emergency Fund #13 £5/£1000
    MSE Sealed Pot Challenge #089 - Stars from SueUU x23
    • Saver-upper
    • By Saver-upper 8th Oct 17, 1:47 AM
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    Saver-upper
    JakesMum it is very quiet around here.
    I hope everyone remembers to come back and post on potting day.I am planning to take the morning off especially to count money and read posts.I actually think Pot Opening Day should be declared a national holiday
    Well,now I have posted,got to find something to pot .When I drag myself of this extremely very comfortable sofa,I will pot £20 I am expecting to be paid for a one-off job I did,last minute,today.(Potting money before I get it-that sounds like a slippery slope ).
    Roadkill Rebel #14,2016:£35.50 £12,000in2016 #82=£3163
    SPC #155 x 7.SPC7=£751.10 SPC8=£651.04 SPC9=£843.00
    Pinecone £289,Valued Opinions £10.50,Grocery Challenge June 17: £50.68/250




    • mummytummy
    • By mummytummy 8th Oct 17, 6:26 AM
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    mummytummy
    25 DAYS

    Can't wait to see how everyone has done and if between us we can beat last years total. I already have my pot sorted for "Sealed Pot Challenge No. 11"
    Sealed Pot Challenge No.10 (2017) #11 ( from Sue-UU = 20) Save 12K in 2017 #17 MFiT-T4 #62 (51.64% saved) P.Bonds (started 03/10/17) £200
    • sexyshark
    • By sexyshark 8th Oct 17, 9:33 AM
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    sexyshark
    Don't forget to check your pots ladies and gents for the old £1 coins as you only have a week to get rid
    Sealed pot member 095 SPC No 7 £578.32
    sealed pot No 8 Target £750 TOTAL £1059.86
    sealed pot no 9 Target £1200 TOTAL £1073.38
    sealed pot no 10 Target £1200 TOTAL £TBC
    Pay off all of your debts by xmas 2017 No 161 0/10532.29
    • MrsShazbat
    • By MrsShazbat 8th Oct 17, 1:39 PM
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    MrsShazbat
    Afternooooooooon Potterssssssssssssssssssssss

    30 days to go is it? till opening day? OMG! Need to pot more money!

    DH went off to the pub and came back with a £2 coin He tried to keep his silver change but I was having none of that and swiftly removed it from his hand with only the minimal amount of grappling (he really should know better by now!) so a lovely £3.20 in the pot last night I also have £20 from our dear uncle as I sold his conservatory furniture for him so he gave me half the money just need to change it up into coins before I pot it (more to count on count up day! notes are not fun!)

    Have been having a rummage to see if I can find anything to sell on fleabay to make a few more potty pennies, so far I have roughly £70 that needs removing and potting but am waiting for fleabay to take their gouging amount of fees percentage before I remove it plus I have a few more auctions finishing so might hold out till they end to see if theres anymore lovely coins for my little starving trolls tin
    Originally posted by jakes-mum
    I withdrew £260.47 from my PayPal yesterday from eB*y sales and there's another £50+ to come after a new bid registered today, plus I've just relisted another 15 or so things and I'm thinking of doing another raid on the wardrobe. Much as I agree about the fees, it does get a bit addictive when you're having a good selling spree!!
    PAYDBX 2017 #71 £2352.41 / £3053.49 * Xmas 2017 #8 £465.53 / £365 * (2016 £424.32 / £366)
    * SPCNo.10 #66 (SPCNo.9 £442.64 inc Quidco to 2/11/16 £138.92 *
    • jakes-mum
    • By jakes-mum 8th Oct 17, 2:02 PM
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    jakes-mum
    Ahh DreamerHelen, Disney really does give you something to look forward too and I can honestly say it was the first time i'd been on holiday and I never got the 'only 3 days to go, only 2 days to go' cloud. Everyday was so full of things to do (even our pool days) I just didn't have the feeling it was coming to an end until we were sat at the airport and even then I was a bit relieved as I was so !!!!!!!g knackered (but in a good way)

    I do actually have a teeny tiny secret and no-one but my mum knows . . so why not tell the entire internet all about it . . . I am looking to take DH and myself to Hong Kong for his birthday next year. He has always wanted to go but has been saying how we really shouldn't have a big holiday this year after Disney and my craft shed needing building and I thought 'well balls to that' so the kids are booked in with my mum and im avidly watching the flights ready to book. Plus I figure everyone does the 'big' birthday surprise trip, it would be almost expected, so catch him right off guard and do it for his 48th instead don't tell anyone!

    JakesMum it is very quiet around here.
    I hope everyone remembers to come back and post on potting day.I am planning to take the morning off especially to count money and read posts.I actually think Pot Opening Day should be declared a national holiday
    Originally posted by Saver-upper
    OMG SPC national holiday would be awesome! and that means very few people would have an excuse to be late declaring

    I also like to hover about on the day and see what people managed to save, its so lovely to see so many people having a few extra quid for holidays or christmas that just wasn't bugetted for, its like a little lottery win each year

    25 DAYS

    Can't wait to see how everyone has done and if between us we can beat last years total. I already have my pot sorted for "Sealed Pot Challenge No. 11"
    Originally posted by mummytummy
    Oooo glad i'm not the only one who's already lined up with my new tin for restart day! (though I had to use a knife on the shrapnel tin to dig out all the old £1 coins a few months ago and now I keep looking at it going 'really I could just jimmy the coins out of that and reuse it, save meself a quid!'

    I withdrew £260.47 from my PayPal yesterday from eB*y sales and there's another £50+ to come after a new bid registered today, plus I've just relisted another 15 or so things and I'm thinking of doing another raid on the wardrobe. Much as I agree about the fees, it does get a bit addictive when you're having a good selling spree!!
    Originally posted by MrsShazbat
    Ooo you are doing well with your fleabaying MrsShazbat, its so very additive, I had to turn off notifications on DH's ipad as his ebay kept going 'ding a ling! new bid' talking of wardrobes! im sure I have a pile of DH's old jeans that dont fit in the bottom of ours, I was going to cut them up for upcycling but if I could get a few quid selling them on its worth a try

    Potting! been to Mr T AGAIN! (how is it I buy one loaf of bread and we use it in 36 hrs, buy 2 and i'm struggling to get rid of it before it goes too stale to eat ) so got myself a lovely £2 coin and 65p in silver I have £20 to change up and be potted from fb sales still looking for more stuff to sell!
    Last edited by jakes-mum; 08-10-2017 at 2:09 PM.
    SPC No 002 SPC(3) £285/£250 (4) £519.84/£500 (5) £768.32/£500 (6) £911.30/£600 (7) £913.23/£600 (8) £1184.82/£750 (9) £2864.04/£750 (10) £2840/£1000
    Total Wins Of 2012 = £3015.03 Wins Of 2013 = £4427.11 Wins of 2014 = £2361.97 Wins of 2015 = £1754.90 Wins of 2016 £267.98 Wins of 2017 £25
    • Westie983
    • By Westie983 8th Oct 17, 4:51 PM
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    Westie983
    Don't forget to check your pots ladies and gents for the old £1 coins as you only have a week to get rid
    Originally posted by sexyshark
    Banks will still take them, you just cant spend them, or get them back in your change, there really isnt a rush.

    Westie983
    Save 12k in 2017 #16 Total £21,355/£12,000 = 177.95%
    Sealed Pot Challenge ~ 10 #97 Total (£252) +£158/£500 = 82.00% ( x 10)
    Xmas 2017 £1 a Day #6 Total £360/£365 = 98.63%
    Virtual Sealed Pot #1 Total £1,500/£1,800 = 83.33%
    £2 Savers Club 2017 #3 Total (£1,450)+£50/£2,000 = 75.00%

    Total £25,125/£16,665 = 150.76%

    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
    • 32b3in2013
    • By 32b3in2013 8th Oct 17, 8:22 PM
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    32b3in2013
    Evening

    not long now

    £4 potted today.

    32b3
    SPC9 #125 - £816.85 SPC10 -£405 banked so far
    Jan 17 NSD - 1/15

    CCC 2017 #24 - £116/£300
    • Saver-upper
    • By Saver-upper 8th Oct 17, 10:52 PM
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    Saver-upper
    Sexyshark,Westie is right.I triple-checked with my bank last week (I have checked with them before,and Westie and others hav mentioned it many times over this year).Banks will take the £1 coins for a long time to come.

    Potting news: today (for my birthday last month),I was taken clothes shopping by a bunch of my crazy girlfriends.Something else I bought myself while I was at it, was a handbag.
    When I got home and was tranferring all the rubbish very precious belongings from the old bag to the new,I got sick of filling up a brand new handbag with many pieces of coinage,so I simply gathered it up and potted it.Total of something like £3.80 (my phone is too far away from this very comfortable sofa to check the note I wrote myself).
    Roadkill Rebel #14,2016:£35.50 £12,000in2016 #82=£3163
    SPC #155 x 7.SPC7=£751.10 SPC8=£651.04 SPC9=£843.00
    Pinecone £289,Valued Opinions £10.50,Grocery Challenge June 17: £50.68/250




    • Westie983
    • By Westie983 8th Oct 17, 10:56 PM
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    Westie983
    Sexyshark,Westie is right.I triple-checked with my bank last week (I have checked with them before,and Westie and others hav mentioned it many times over this year).Banks will take the £1 coins for a long time to come.
    .
    Originally posted by Saver-upper
    I work in a bank, Im talking with 10000% truth, and they will continue to take for ever more, just like old £20, £10, and £5 notes. I still see these occasionally.



    I still accept and will continue to do so (if there is any more floating about, but the next one after £1 will be the removal of the paper £10, no date given for this yet though)

    Westie983
    Save 12k in 2017 #16 Total £21,355/£12,000 = 177.95%
    Sealed Pot Challenge ~ 10 #97 Total (£252) +£158/£500 = 82.00% ( x 10)
    Xmas 2017 £1 a Day #6 Total £360/£365 = 98.63%
    Virtual Sealed Pot #1 Total £1,500/£1,800 = 83.33%
    £2 Savers Club 2017 #3 Total (£1,450)+£50/£2,000 = 75.00%

    Total £25,125/£16,665 = 150.76%

    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
    • Florence J
    • By Florence J 9th Oct 17, 6:15 AM
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    Florence J
    I have cashed in my pot as I needed help paying a bill. There was only £4.96 in there. My main motivation was to save for a gift for my bestie's wedding in May, and after that money seemed to be extremely tight and I was spending less, and what I did pot I often raided again (it was no longer a 'sealed' pot).

    I think I am ducking out now, in total I saved £94.96 which is not to be sniffed at.

    Good luck everyone, I hope you all do well on the magical date.
    Sealed Pot Challenge 10 #553 (£90) Wombling free 2017 = £1623.56 Pay off all your debts by Xmas 2017 #53 (£2953.21/£3000) Debt to OH paid back £1120.95/£1120.95
    October 2017 Credit Card Debt: £4163.86
    • siju
    • By siju 9th Oct 17, 12:53 PM
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    siju
    Afternoon fellow Potters

    Flying in to say £2.00 to pot today. Have a lovely week
    SPC 9 - #192
    Totals: 2014 - £264.51 2015 - £207.50 2016 - £396.79
    • Chutney86
    • By Chutney86 9th Oct 17, 9:02 PM
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    Chutney86
    £4 potted for me today
    SPC #23 - 2015 = £319.60 / 2016 = £315.50
    MFW #93 - 2017 = £1645.63/£1900
    MFiT-T4 #28
    • 32b3in2013
    • By 32b3in2013 9th Oct 17, 9:28 PM
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    32b3in2013
    Good Evening

    £5.72 potted today.

    32b3
    SPC9 #125 - £816.85 SPC10 -£405 banked so far
    Jan 17 NSD - 1/15

    CCC 2017 #24 - £116/£300
    • Saver-upper
    • By Saver-upper 9th Oct 17, 10:57 PM
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    Saver-upper
    Over the weekend I was asked to clean a house as a special favour for a friend in need (don't usually work on the weekend).
    When she paid me for it this aftrnoon,I potted £15 .
    Roadkill Rebel #14,2016:£35.50 £12,000in2016 #82=£3163
    SPC #155 x 7.SPC7=£751.10 SPC8=£651.04 SPC9=£843.00
    Pinecone £289,Valued Opinions £10.50,Grocery Challenge June 17: £50.68/250




    • owlet
    • By owlet 10th Oct 17, 7:14 AM
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    owlet
    Hi everyone, I haven't potted a great deal overvthe summer. I had a lovely holidaybin France (no pot raiding!) & since then I've been mega busy and haven't had time to think about my pots much.
    I have potted quite a bit of loose change into my shrapnel pot but my £1 coin pot and my plastic £5ers haven't seen much action.
    I'm going to have a final push in these last few weeks!!
    SPC 8 (2015) #485 TOTAL: £334.65
    SPC 9 (2016) #485 TOTAL £84
    SPC 10 (2017) # 485
    • jakes-mum
    • By jakes-mum 10th Oct 17, 10:03 AM
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    jakes-mum
    Another £2 coin in the tin last night along with a 50p and a 5p in the shrapnel tin

    WHy is it, when there is only 1 - 2cm of room left in the tin, suddenly it turns into the blooming tardis and you can fit what feels like millions of pounds in them?? I swear those tins are not getting any fuller!

    I need to get my fleabay money but the stupid fair has turned up and taken over the town so you can't get anywhere near the banks without walking till your legs fall off (ok I might be exaggerating slightly . . I really don't like the fair lol)

    Well done on your potting Florence J! I hpe you will return to us in november to start again

    Is it me or has Hickles not been in for a little while? come back Hickles!

    We hopefully have someone coming to pick up the petrol lawnmower today so that should be another lovely £40 for the pot I shall now disappear and see if I can find anything else to sell.
    SPC No 002 SPC(3) £285/£250 (4) £519.84/£500 (5) £768.32/£500 (6) £911.30/£600 (7) £913.23/£600 (8) £1184.82/£750 (9) £2864.04/£750 (10) £2840/£1000
    Total Wins Of 2012 = £3015.03 Wins Of 2013 = £4427.11 Wins of 2014 = £2361.97 Wins of 2015 = £1754.90 Wins of 2016 £267.98 Wins of 2017 £25
    • Kim_13
    • By Kim_13 10th Oct 17, 6:28 PM
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    Kim_13
    I work in a bank, Im talking with 10000% truth, and they will continue to take for ever more, just like old £20, £10, and £5 notes. I still see these occasionally.



    I still accept and will continue to do so (if there is any more floating about, but the next one after £1 will be the removal of the paper £10, no date given for this yet though)

    Westie983
    Originally posted by Westie983
    I tried to bank one of these a few months ago without success.

    Once something is officially withdrawn you're relying on the cashier's discretion, though in the short term it shouldn't be a problem. The lady I spoke to that wouldn't take the old £10 would still take the old £5.
    Sealed Pot 10 #520 ~ ~£10/£100
    VSP 2017 #9 ~ £108.83/£250.00
    CCCC 2017 #1 ~ £200.95/£120.00
    • jakes-mum
    • By jakes-mum 10th Oct 17, 7:41 PM
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    jakes-mum
    Well today I have 11 (yes 11!!) £2 coins Soooooo Veeeeery Haaaaaaappy!!!!!!!!!

    I also have a random 10p for the shrapnel tin
    SPC No 002 SPC(3) £285/£250 (4) £519.84/£500 (5) £768.32/£500 (6) £911.30/£600 (7) £913.23/£600 (8) £1184.82/£750 (9) £2864.04/£750 (10) £2840/£1000
    Total Wins Of 2012 = £3015.03 Wins Of 2013 = £4427.11 Wins of 2014 = £2361.97 Wins of 2015 = £1754.90 Wins of 2016 £267.98 Wins of 2017 £25
    • 32b3in2013
    • By 32b3in2013 10th Oct 17, 8:20 PM
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    32b3in2013
    Evening

    £1.18 potted today.

    32b3
    SPC9 #125 - £816.85 SPC10 -£405 banked so far
    Jan 17 NSD - 1/15

    CCC 2017 #24 - £116/£300
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