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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
    • #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 £548/ £732
    DFBXMAS 2017 #18 £1978/1,978 100%
    EF #142 - 1027/1000
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    • Miss D Meanour
    • By Miss D Meanour 25th May 17, 1:36 PM
    • 95 Posts
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    Miss D Meanour
    Hi there
    Payday has finally arrived so I can confirm that I've held onto all of my £31 saved for May. Don't quote me on this but I think this means all the Godchildren's gifts (how did I end up with so many GCs?) are covered.

    #40 new total £182 / £365

    Take care everyone
    MissDM
    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
    • Lady-T
    • By Lady-T 25th May 17, 7:14 PM
    • 38 Posts
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    Lady-T
    Payday for me.
    #31 now at £190.
    Saving for Xmas 2017 #31: 370/365
    • Westie983
    • By Westie983 27th May 17, 8:25 PM
    • 3,842 Posts
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    Westie983
    £30 added from Quidco,

    Getting there surely and slowly

    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
    • triple choc chip
    • By triple choc chip 28th May 17, 7:38 AM
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    triple choc chip
    I decided to add £20 survey money to give it a little boost:
    #3 £254/£650
    Now waiting for that sun to come back out........
    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
    • determined new ms
    • By determined new ms 29th May 17, 6:56 AM
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    determined new ms
    whoop payday last week so £31 into the pot making my total £182
    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
    • getmyacttogether2016
    • By getmyacttogether2016 3rd Jun 17, 1:42 PM
    • 179 Posts
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    getmyacttogether2016
    Morning all

    Not been around for a while but have been saving and now back.

    #57
    151

    This puts me on track until end May.

    Need to catch up with the thread and see how everyone is doing.

    GMAT
    VSP 2017 #5 £338.97/£450 (2016 #5 £493.26)
    £2 savers 2017 #23 £64/£200 (2016 #32 £228.00)
    PAYDBX 2017 #33 £2253.59/£2253.59 (2016 #33 4372.37/4372.37)
    Saving for Xmas 2017 #57 £181/365
    MFiT - T4 #41a 0/130,000 (#41 35,963/35,963)
    No buying toiletries 2017 UU 56 (inc makeup) TA 4, GA 1, IN 30
    • mummytummy
    • By mummytummy 3rd Jun 17, 3:35 PM
    • 706 Posts
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    mummytummy
    #12 checking in and updated my sig with a total of £665
    Sealed Pot Challenge No.10 (2017) #11 £1866.65 ( from Sue-UU = 20)
    Sealed Pot Challenge No.11 (2018) #11
    Save 12K in 2017 #17 MFiT-T4 #62 (51.64% saved)
    • donkids22
    • By donkids22 3rd Jun 17, 6:11 PM
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    donkids22
    No 63 reporting put in my monthly payment so i have a lovely 424 in the bank now. Building up nicely might need to use it though if our house goes through but hoping not to use it all.
    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
    • kdalwayskint
    • By kdalwayskint 5th Jun 17, 9:48 PM
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    kdalwayskint
    No 19 checking in here, £196.37 sorry I haven't been in for ages, but as you can see my Chrimbo pot is building up nicely
    Saving for Christmas 2017 # ~ £196.37/£365
    Emergency Fund #55 £100.89/£1000
    Car Fund £430.26 ~ Bank of Mum £3400/£5000
    DFW Nerd #1155
    LBM 25/2/09 Debt at highest £8,037.35 now £0 Credit Card £1396.78
    • Ellieseleven
    • By Ellieseleven 8th Jun 17, 4:55 PM
    • 2,086 Posts
    • 6,757 Thanks
    Ellieseleven
    Hello everyone from a wet and miserable part of the UK today


    On the bright side, I have logged on here to see some fantastic totals! Well done to us all!


    As usual I am juggling many plates so not able to come here quite as often as I should but keep going everyone, it will be worth every £ come the end of November


    All totals updated where requested.


    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
    • Chappie77
    • By Chappie77 9th Jun 17, 12:07 PM
    • 125 Posts
    • 661 Thanks
    Chappie77
    Morning all!

    After a few weeks away I have collected a few £1 coins!

    #71 - £24 paid in = £213/£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 10th Jun 17, 9:21 AM
    • 564 Posts
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    chocoholicqueen
    £45 transferred over for June, bringing my total to £315 #18 it's building up nicely
    Emergency Fund £0/£500
    £365 in 365 Days #18 £520/£520
    £2.00 Savers Club 2017 #11 £300/£300
    • triple choc chip
    • By triple choc chip 12th Jun 17, 11:36 PM
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    triple choc chip
    Hi all I've reached 40%, I'm pleased with that
    #3 £262/£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
    • cat1978
    • By cat1978 13th Jun 17, 11:21 AM
    • 46 Posts
    • 247 Thanks
    cat1978
    Good morning all,

    Think I forgot to post last month, but I'm happy to say my total is currently at £525

    Cat
    #30
    • Chappie77
    • By Chappie77 16th Jun 17, 1:04 PM
    • 125 Posts
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    Chappie77
    Afternoon all!

    I haven't had much change this week so it's just £2 from me...

    #71 - £2 = £215/£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
    • triple choc chip
    • By triple choc chip 17th Jun 17, 2:00 PM
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    triple choc chip
    TCB have cleared a bit of backlog, elevating my total to:
    #3 £295/£650
    .....runs back to the sunny garden......
    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
    • MrsShazbat
    • By MrsShazbat 18th Jun 17, 9:26 PM
    • 468 Posts
    • 2,448 Thanks
    MrsShazbat
    Payday again on Friday so another £31 transferred so #8 £186 / £365
    * Xmas 2018 #8 £0 / £365 * (2017 £496.53; 2016 £424.32) * SPCNo.11 #66
    (SPCNo.10 £682.31 * SPCNo.9 £442.64 * inc Quidco to 2/11/17 £249.69) *
    • Westie983
    • By Westie983 20th Jun 17, 10:12 PM
    • 3,842 Posts
    • 14,002 Thanks
    Westie983
    £32 added from Quidco,

    I have noticed tonight my main cash-back has declined so I have put a claim in, I want that £50 for my mobile contract.

    Every penny counts, getting there slowly

    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
    • triple choc chip
    • By triple choc chip 21st Jun 17, 3:02 PM
    • 815 Posts
    • 2,880 Thanks
    triple choc chip
    I've broken the £300 barrier

    #3 £307/£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
    • Wentthedaywell?
    • By Wentthedaywell? 23rd Jun 17, 7:01 AM
    • 444 Posts
    • 2,432 Thanks
    Wentthedaywell?
    £30 in for June, thank you Ellie
    Save £13k in 2017 #12: £10,000. Jan-July £3250
    £365 in 365 days 2017 #2
    Save £10,000 p.a, 2013-17: 2013 £11,500, 2014 £10,000, 2015 £6,500, 2016 £14,000
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