Your browser isn't supported
It looks like you're using an old web browser. To get the most out of the site and to ensure guides display correctly, we suggest upgrading your browser now. Download the latest:

Welcome to the MSE Forums

We're home to a fantastic community of MoneySavers but anyone can post. Please exercise caution & report spam, illegal, offensive or libellous posts/messages: click "report" or email forumteam@.

Search
  • FIRST POST
    • Ellieseleven
    • By Ellieseleven 26th Nov 16, 8:13 AM
    • 2,074Posts
    • 6,706Thanks
    Ellieseleven
    Saving for Xmas 2017 - A pound a day
    • #1
    • 26th Nov 16, 8:13 AM
    Saving for Xmas 2017 - A pound a day 26th Nov 16 at 8:13 AM
    This is the saving for Christmas 2017 - A pound a day challenge



    Back by popular demand


    The Aim: To save a 1 a day from 1st December 2016 to 30th November 2017. 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 2017 and declare out total amounts saved


    Then it's spend, spend, spend for Xmas 2017 on whatever you like.


    I've had great success for the last 3 years and use a sealed tin. For 2016 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
    Debt Free 1st March 2017
    Saving for Xmas 2017 #1 338/ 732
    DFBXMAS 2017 #18 1978/1,978 100%
    EF #142 - 695/1000
Page 20
    • monz
    • By monz 2nd Mar 17, 3:35 PM
    • 2,445 Posts
    • 6,169 Thanks
    monz
    Hello,


    What fantastic totals from everyone!


    Yes, we're a quarter of the way through already and isn't it a great feeling to see those savings pots growing?


    All totals updated where requested


    ...and I just have to tell you all that as of yesterday, I am debt-free and it feels wonderful


    From a very giddy Ellie xx
    Originally posted by Ellieseleven

    I saw well done xx
    Debt (1/9/14) 6,702.11 Debt free (30/11/2016)
    Florida: 15th July 2017 save for spending 1,460.77 $30 (RBS Rewards 25.35)
    house deposit 5,506.25/10,000
    Xmas 2017 - 133/365 No.35
    • claremylove
    • By claremylove 2nd Mar 17, 5:26 PM
    • 137 Posts
    • 303 Thanks
    claremylove
    Congrats on becoming debt free Ellie - I've been following your diary so keeping track. You must feel so relieved. Hope the champers tasted lovely! We were all rooting for you. You and others who have achieved being debt free are an inspiration to all of us on here.
    *Proud to be dealing with my debts*
    2 saving club 2017 #28 182 (2014 176; 2015 568; 2016 604)
    Saving for Xmas 2017 #80 151/365
    1000 emergency fund challenge #232 100/1000
    • crazy_cat_lady
    • By crazy_cat_lady 2nd Mar 17, 6:41 PM
    • 3,782 Posts
    • 26,534 Thanks
    crazy_cat_lady
    Congratulations on becoming debt free Ellie
    NST May #13 NSD 6/16 RYSAW17 #1 412.74 20p Savers #88 1 a day for Xmas # DFD 6 Nov 15 - paid 28,447
    • Chappie77
    • By Chappie77 3rd Mar 17, 11:38 AM
    • 76 Posts
    • 428 Thanks
    Chappie77
    Morning all!

    I've managed to save 15 in my pot since the last time I was on here so #71 85/365. And congratulations Ellie!!

    Chappie x
    Payment a Day 2017 459.70/459.70 Argos Card
    1606.17/1606.17 Barclaycard
    Next 0/2226.93
    Saving for Xmas 2017 #71 189/365
    Virtual Sealed Pot 2017 #13 233.44/500
    PAYDBX2017 #67 3041.55./5500
    • triple choc chip
    • By triple choc chip 3rd Mar 17, 6:54 PM
    • 792 Posts
    • 2,759 Thanks
    triple choc chip
    ...and I just have to tell you all that as of yesterday, I am debt-free and it feels wonderful
    From a very giddy Ellie xx
    Originally posted by Ellieseleven
    Oooh well done Ellie! Fantastic achievement

    I've got a few more pennies to bump up my Xmas pot:
    #3 135/650
    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 2017 #3: 233/650 35.85%
    Emergency fund 1k - House deposit 26.9k
    • Ellieseleven
    • By Ellieseleven 5th Mar 17, 8:14 AM
    • 2,074 Posts
    • 6,706 Thanks
    Ellieseleven
    Morning all,

    Thank you for the good wishes re: my debt-free status. It's not sunk in yet and probably won't do until next payday when I have a chunk of money left that would normally go to paying debts

    All totals updated where requested, we've got some great amounts so far. I love this challenge and putting my 's away is now part of my normal daily routine. I think it's amazing how it mounts up through the year with very little effort

    Enjoy your Sunday everyone

    Ellie x
    Debt Free 1st March 2017
    Saving for Xmas 2017 #1 338/ 732
    DFBXMAS 2017 #18 1978/1,978 100%
    EF #142 - 695/1000
    • monz
    • By monz 6th Mar 17, 10:56 AM
    • 2,445 Posts
    • 6,169 Thanks
    monz
    112 now. No 35 x
    Debt (1/9/14) 6,702.11 Debt free (30/11/2016)
    Florida: 15th July 2017 save for spending 1,460.77 $30 (RBS Rewards 25.35)
    house deposit 5,506.25/10,000
    Xmas 2017 - 133/365 No.35
    • monz
    • By monz 7th Mar 17, 9:31 AM
    • 2,445 Posts
    • 6,169 Thanks
    monz
    117 now no 35 xx
    Debt (1/9/14) 6,702.11 Debt free (30/11/2016)
    Florida: 15th July 2017 save for spending 1,460.77 $30 (RBS Rewards 25.35)
    house deposit 5,506.25/10,000
    Xmas 2017 - 133/365 No.35
    • getmyacttogether2016
    • By getmyacttogether2016 8th Mar 17, 8:38 PM
    • 144 Posts
    • 752 Thanks
    getmyacttogether2016
    Evening all

    Sorry not caught up with the thread so apologies if anyone has not been too good recently. Not been around much recently but have finally got my backside into gear and updating.

    #57 with the following

    Dec - 31.00
    Jan - 31.00
    Feb - 28.00

    Take care
    GMAT
    VSP 2017 #5 131.95/450 (2016 #5 493.26)
    2 savers 2017 #23 42/200 (2016 #32 228.00)
    PAYDBX 2017 #33 482.91/2253.59 (2016 #33 4372.37/4372.37)
    Saving for Xmas 2017 #57 90
    MFiT - T4 #41a 0/130,000 (#41 35,963/35,963)
    No buying toiletries 2017 UU 22/102
    • monz
    • By monz 10th Mar 17, 11:11 AM
    • 2,445 Posts
    • 6,169 Thanks
    monz
    Added 4. Now at 121, up to date with end of March now xx

    no 35
    Debt (1/9/14) 6,702.11 Debt free (30/11/2016)
    Florida: 15th July 2017 save for spending 1,460.77 $30 (RBS Rewards 25.35)
    house deposit 5,506.25/10,000
    Xmas 2017 - 133/365 No.35
    • Chappie77
    • By Chappie77 10th Mar 17, 2:43 PM
    • 76 Posts
    • 428 Thanks
    Chappie77
    Hi all!

    #71 putting 8 into the pot this week making it 93/365

    Chappie x
    Payment a Day 2017 459.70/459.70 Argos Card
    1606.17/1606.17 Barclaycard
    Next 0/2226.93
    Saving for Xmas 2017 #71 189/365
    Virtual Sealed Pot 2017 #13 233.44/500
    PAYDBX2017 #67 3041.55./5500
    • January2015
    • By January2015 11th Mar 17, 11:03 PM
    • 1,687 Posts
    • 4,582 Thanks
    January2015
    I'm now up to 315
    DFW Nerd No. 1484 LBM 07/01/15 Debt was 95k I'm driving it down
    1k emergency fund (member #84) 1k/1k
    Xmas 2017 1 p/day challenge No. 20 - 420/730
    Make 10 p/day Feb 74.31, Mar 664.37 Apr 40
    • Kim_13
    • By Kim_13 11th Mar 17, 11:08 PM
    • 1,091 Posts
    • 1,487 Thanks
    Kim_13
    I'm down to 10 after buying some presents.
    Sealed Pot 10 #520 ~ ~57.55/100
    VSP 2017 #9 ~ 41.40/250.00
    CCCC 2017 #1 ~ 116.21/120.00
    EF #170 ~ 500
    Xmas 2017 #25 ~ 20/365
    365 Day Penny Challenge #4 ~ 17.31/667.95
    • Westie983
    • By Westie983 12th Mar 17, 1:01 AM
    • 3,629 Posts
    • 13,587 Thanks
    Westie983
    5.20 added from Quidco,

    I have 40 pending and 80, but these will take months, but thats okay I have months to wait....

    Westie983
    Save 12k in 2017 #16 Total 9475/12000 78.95%
    Sealed Pot Challenge ~ 10 #97 Total (252) +158/500 = 82.00% ( x 10)
    Xmas 2017 1 a Day #6 Total 140/365 = 38.35%
    Virtual Sealed Pot #1 Total 600/1000 = 60.00%
    2 Savers Club 2017 #3 Total (1450)+50/2000 = 75.00%
    Total 12125.00/15865 = 76.42%


    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
    • Ellieseleven
    • By Ellieseleven 13th Mar 17, 5:27 PM
    • 2,074 Posts
    • 6,706 Thanks
    Ellieseleven
    Evening everyone,


    Just popping on to update our totals...Brilliant as usual


    Well done to us all, keep up the good work


    Ellie x
    Debt Free 1st March 2017
    Saving for Xmas 2017 #1 338/ 732
    DFBXMAS 2017 #18 1978/1,978 100%
    EF #142 - 695/1000
    • monz
    • By monz 14th Mar 17, 2:42 PM
    • 2,445 Posts
    • 6,169 Thanks
    monz
    Heading into April savings 10 so now I am at 131. no 35
    Debt (1/9/14) 6,702.11 Debt free (30/11/2016)
    Florida: 15th July 2017 save for spending 1,460.77 $30 (RBS Rewards 25.35)
    house deposit 5,506.25/10,000
    Xmas 2017 - 133/365 No.35
    • triple choc chip
    • By triple choc chip 14th Mar 17, 5:29 PM
    • 792 Posts
    • 2,759 Thanks
    triple choc chip
    Checking in with an update:
    #3 144/650
    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 2017 #3: 233/650 35.85%
    Emergency fund 1k - House deposit 26.9k
    • monz
    • By monz 15th Mar 17, 9:37 AM
    • 2,445 Posts
    • 6,169 Thanks
    monz
    133 no 35 xx
    Debt (1/9/14) 6,702.11 Debt free (30/11/2016)
    Florida: 15th July 2017 save for spending 1,460.77 $30 (RBS Rewards 25.35)
    house deposit 5,506.25/10,000
    Xmas 2017 - 133/365 No.35
    • Ellieseleven
    • By Ellieseleven 16th Mar 17, 2:39 PM
    • 2,074 Posts
    • 6,706 Thanks
    Ellieseleven
    Popping by to update totals



    Ellie x
    Debt Free 1st March 2017
    Saving for Xmas 2017 #1 338/ 732
    DFBXMAS 2017 #18 1978/1,978 100%
    EF #142 - 695/1000
    • Chappie77
    • By Chappie77 17th Mar 17, 2:16 PM
    • 76 Posts
    • 428 Thanks
    Chappie77
    Hi all!

    We have managed to put 9 in the pot this week so...

    #71 - 9 - 102/365

    Chappie x
    Payment a Day 2017 459.70/459.70 Argos Card
    1606.17/1606.17 Barclaycard
    Next 0/2226.93
    Saving for Xmas 2017 #71 189/365
    Virtual Sealed Pot 2017 #13 233.44/500
    PAYDBX2017 #67 3041.55./5500
Welcome to our new Forum!

Our aim is to save you money quickly and easily. We hope you like it!

Forum Team Contact us

Live Stats

1,841Posts Today

7,307Users online

Martin's Twitter
  • The strange thing with a 4yr old is having to play & smile while inside feeling sick for those in trauma in my birth town #Manchester

  • Just a quick ta-ta for now. I'm taking the week off for family time with mini and Mrs MSE. So I won't be here much. Back after the bank hol

  • Ugh another one trying it! Beware https://t.co/Ab9fCRA76F

  • Follow Martin