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    • Ellieseleven
    • By Ellieseleven 26th Nov 16, 8:13 AM
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    Ellieseleven
    Saving for Xmas 2017 - A pound a day
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    • 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 £548/ £732
    DFBXMAS 2017 #18 £1978/1,978 100%
    EF #142 - 1027/1000
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    • Westie983
    • By Westie983 1st Apr 17, 11:18 PM
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    Westie983
    Another £4 earned from Quidco,

    Still waiting for £120 to go from tracked to confirm....

    Hopefully will boost me up a little more...

    Westie983
    Save 12k in 2017 #16 Total £22,555/£12,000 = 187.95%
    Sealed Pot Challenge ~ 11 #97 Total (£410) + £0.00/£800 = 51.25% ( x 11)
    Xmas 2017 £1 a Day #6 Total £400/£365 = 109.58%
    Virtual Sealed Pot #1 Total £1,600/£1,800 = 88.88%
    £2 Savers Club 2017 #3 Total (£1,450)+£50/£2,000 = 75.00%

    Total £26,465/£16,965 = 155.99%

    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
    • dreamtruce
    • By dreamtruce 2nd Apr 17, 8:49 AM
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    dreamtruce
    Deleted original message as I soon realised I need all the money I could get for moving out costs. Will be doing this challenge in may once we're all moved in settled and able to not worry about extra money.

    Sorry guys
    Last edited by dreamtruce; 02-04-2017 at 12:36 PM.
    Home Deposit: £100.61|BULSFund: £50.00|EmergencyFund: £89.76 | Retirement: 5.21| Xmas 17:£10.00 |July NSD:1 / 15
    • determined new ms
    • By determined new ms 3rd Apr 17, 7:37 PM
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    determined new ms
    Deleted original message as I soon realised I need all the money I could get for moving out costs. Will be doing this challenge in may once we're all moved in settled and able to not worry about extra money.

    Sorry guys
    Originally posted by dreamtruce
    life happens dreamtruce, at least you've got a bit extra to cushion the blow. Hope the move goes smoothly
    DF as at 30/12/16
    Wombling '16 £287.33 Roadkill £28.25
    Wombling YTD £2982.2/Roadkill £8.63
    SFDs Oct 13/15 CC saved £2372.50
    • Miss D Meanour
    • By Miss D Meanour 4th Apr 17, 12:47 PM
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    Miss D Meanour
    Hi there
    Checking in to say I've added £31 to the pot - bringing me uptodate for March.
    Take care
    Miss DM

    #40 new amount £31, making total todate £121/ £365
    LBM- June 2009 - 15 year plan started, Dec 2016 - half way there
    SPC - 10. #574 - £544.30 ...SPC11 - £15 / £500
    Xmas 2017 - #40: £391 / £365. .......... CCCC 2017 - #9: £122 / £150
    PAYDBX 2017 #23: £6,540.26 / £8,100. .......... MFW2017 - #2: £6,767.91 / £7,000
    No matter how far you go, you always take yourself with you
    • River.Bee
    • By River.Bee 5th Apr 17, 11:55 AM
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    River.Bee
    Got this inspiration from reading your diary Ellie, so please could I join with this year's challenge?
    A meagre £150 target for me atm! Thank you
    27/3/2017 - The Beginning of the End
    Credit Card Total Debt: £3462 £2595
    Pledge to clear at least half before uni graduation: July 2019

    £867 paid - 33.4%
    • Ellieseleven
    • By Ellieseleven 5th Apr 17, 3:38 PM
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    Ellieseleven
    Deleted original message as I soon realised I need all the money I could get for moving out costs. Will be doing this challenge in may once we're all moved in settled and able to not worry about extra money.

    Sorry guys
    Originally posted by dreamtruce

    Hello Dreamtruce,


    Not to worry, life gets in the way sometimes


    I've set you up with a number (85) so you can join in whenever suits you


    Ellie x
    Debt Free 1st March 2017
    Saving for Xmas 2017 #1 £548/ £732
    DFBXMAS 2017 #18 £1978/1,978 100%
    EF #142 - 1027/1000
    • Ellieseleven
    • By Ellieseleven 5th Apr 17, 3:42 PM
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    Ellieseleven
    Got this inspiration from reading your diary Ellie, so please could I join with this year's challenge?
    A meagre £150 target for me atm! Thank you
    Originally posted by River.Bee

    Hello and welcome! I'm glad my diary has given you some inspiration, you won't regret doing this challenge and £150 is in no way meagre. When it gets to December you will find £150 can make all the difference at a demanding time of year.



    River.Bee your number is 84


    Good Luck
    Ellie
    Debt Free 1st March 2017
    Saving for Xmas 2017 #1 £548/ £732
    DFBXMAS 2017 #18 £1978/1,978 100%
    EF #142 - 1027/1000
    • Ellieseleven
    • By Ellieseleven 5th Apr 17, 3:48 PM
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    Ellieseleven
    Hello everyone and welcome to our newest members,


    Those £££'s are certainly adding up now and what fantastic amounts we all have. We're well into the swing of this challenge now and I've saved my first new pound coin (they remind me of three penny bits, showing my age)


    Great totals for everyone as usual, keep it up and don't worry if you are not spot on target at the moment, there is plenty of time to make up any shortfall if you want to and if not, just remember the saying "Every little helps". You will be amazed at the difference even a small amount will make when shopping for Christmas.


    Take care
    Ellie x
    Debt Free 1st March 2017
    Saving for Xmas 2017 #1 £548/ £732
    DFBXMAS 2017 #18 £1978/1,978 100%
    EF #142 - 1027/1000
    • Westie983
    • By Westie983 5th Apr 17, 10:25 PM
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    Westie983
    £6 added to the pot from Quidco

    :-)
    Save 12k in 2017 #16 Total £22,555/£12,000 = 187.95%
    Sealed Pot Challenge ~ 11 #97 Total (£410) + £0.00/£800 = 51.25% ( x 11)
    Xmas 2017 £1 a Day #6 Total £400/£365 = 109.58%
    Virtual Sealed Pot #1 Total £1,600/£1,800 = 88.88%
    £2 Savers Club 2017 #3 Total (£1,450)+£50/£2,000 = 75.00%

    Total £26,465/£16,965 = 155.99%

    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
    • claremylove
    • By claremylove 6th Apr 17, 7:13 PM
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    claremylove
    I've added my April savings so #80 now up to £151
    *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
    • Chappie77
    • By Chappie77 7th Apr 17, 11:34 AM
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    Chappie77
    Morning all!

    I've made up for my shortfall last week by putting in £16 this week, so...

    #71 £122/£365

    Chappie x
    Payment a Day 2017 £459.70/£459.70 Argos Card
    £1606.17/£1606.17 Barclaycard
    Next £2226.93/£2226.93 Barclaycard £0/£508.74
    Saving for Xmas 2017 #71 £627/£365
    Virtual Sealed Pot 2017 #13 £513.53/£500
    PAYDBX2017 #67 £5500/£5500
    • cat1978
    • By cat1978 7th Apr 17, 2:57 PM
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    cat1978
    Good afternoon,

    Another standing order has been transferred, so my total now stands at £375

    Cat #30
    • triple choc chip
    • By triple choc chip 8th Apr 17, 10:08 PM
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    triple choc chip
    What a lovely weekend! More of the same please!
    New total: #3 £159/£350
    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: £590/£650 90.76%
    Emergency fund £1k
    • January2015
    • By January2015 10th Apr 17, 6:02 PM
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    January2015
    £399 / £730

    Fabulous weather here this weekend. As triplechoc says - more of the same please
    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
    • River.Bee
    • By River.Bee 13th Apr 17, 12:41 PM
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    River.Bee
    #84checking in with another £3. Finding little spare bits in my budget to drip feed into savings; every little helps! haha
    total £153
    27/3/2017 - The Beginning of the End
    Credit Card Total Debt: £3462 £2595
    Pledge to clear at least half before uni graduation: July 2019

    £867 paid - 33.4%
    • triple choc chip
    • By triple choc chip 13th Apr 17, 7:20 PM
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    triple choc chip
    Happy Easter everyone, I hope loads of calorie free chocolate lands within reach over the weekend

    #3 £172/£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: £590/£650 90.76%
    Emergency fund £1k
    • ploppy57
    • By ploppy57 15th Apr 17, 6:10 PM
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    ploppy57
    Can I join please?
    Debt £57,549 start of DMP, March 15. Now..£47,200
    DFD 2031! Based on current DMP but will pay more if I can, so date will improve slowly
    Christmas challenge#86 £5.05/250
    Emergency fund..#231 £7/1000 it
    "There's a Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow, Shining at the end of every day"
    • triple choc chip
    • By triple choc chip 15th Apr 17, 7:33 PM
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    triple choc chip
    Another update from me, now on:
    £182/£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: £590/£650 90.76%
    Emergency fund £1k
    • Chappie77
    • By Chappie77 18th Apr 17, 11:12 AM
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    Chappie77
    Morning all and a belated Happy Easter!

    I have been busy all weekend so I am a little late posting last week's totals. Week ending 14/4/17:

    #71 paid £10 into pot = £132/£365

    Chappie x
    Payment a Day 2017 £459.70/£459.70 Argos Card
    £1606.17/£1606.17 Barclaycard
    Next £2226.93/£2226.93 Barclaycard £0/£508.74
    Saving for Xmas 2017 #71 £627/£365
    Virtual Sealed Pot 2017 #13 £513.53/£500
    PAYDBX2017 #67 £5500/£5500
    • chocoholicqueen
    • By chocoholicqueen 19th Apr 17, 6:32 PM
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    chocoholicqueen
    £45 transferred over for April #18 £225/£520.
    Emergency Fund £0/£500
    £365 in 365 Days #18 £520/£520
    £2.00 Savers Club 2017 #11 £300/£300
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