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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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    • determined new ms
    • By determined new ms 23rd Jun 17, 7:08 AM
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    determined new ms
    payday today so transferred £30 for June. Total now at £212
    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
    • Chappie77
    • By Chappie77 23rd Jun 17, 2:21 PM
    • 125 Posts
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    Chappie77
    Afternoon all!

    Making up for last week's shortfall by absolutely ploughing £1's into the pot!

    #71 - £27 in pot = £242/£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
    • getmyacttogether2016
    • By getmyacttogether2016 24th Jun 17, 8:54 AM
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    getmyacttogether2016
    Morning all

    #57. With another 30.00 for this month.

    Thanks

    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
    • Lady-T
    • By Lady-T 24th Jun 17, 10:05 AM
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    Lady-T
    Hi guys

    My account is building up nicely.
    #31 now at £220.

    Thank you x
    Saving for Xmas 2017 #31: 370/365
    • triple choc chip
    • By triple choc chip 27th Jun 17, 7:26 PM
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    triple choc chip
    My new total:
    #3 £312/£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
    • Miss D Meanour
    • By Miss D Meanour 30th Jun 17, 1:39 PM
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    Miss D Meanour
    Hi there

    Have kept all 30 x £1's for June and am really loving my total:
    #040 £212/£365

    Have a great weekend everyone
    Miss DM
    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
    • Chappie77
    • By Chappie77 4th Jul 17, 6:38 AM
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    Chappie77
    Good Morning all!

    Added a nice £16 to the pot last week so...

    #71 £16 paid = £258/£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
    • Westie983
    • By Westie983 4th Jul 17, 8:27 AM
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    Westie983
    Hi,

    Just popping in to say I have saved £18 into my Christmas pot

    Bringing my total up to £220

    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
    • Ellieseleven
    • By Ellieseleven 6th Jul 17, 9:09 AM
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    Ellieseleven
    Hello everyone


    We are getting there! Our totals are very healthy and growing into decent amount of cash - well done to us all!


    I continue to be absent for much of the time due to family commitments but when I do get the chance to catch up, I'm amazed at how well we are all doing so keep up the good work and you won't be disappointed.


    I have transferred all of my old £ coins into new ones now, we did this in stages, I stopped adding any old pounds and just concentrated on new ones. The ones already in my tin were taken to the bank and swapped


    All totals updated where requested


    Take care all


    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
    • mummytummy
    • By mummytummy 7th Jul 17, 10:57 AM
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    mummytummy
    My total is currently sitting at £798/£1200 of high street vouchers and get them sometime in October, have been doing this for many years now and it really helps out as I have a BIG family
    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 8th Jul 17, 6:47 AM
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    donkids22
    Another £62 into the pot. That makes my total £486.
    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
    • triple choc chip
    • By triple choc chip 8th Jul 17, 9:41 AM
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    triple choc chip
    Little by little... now up to:
    £316/£650
    I will be in my new home before Xmas and will be brassic so it's going to great having this little nest egg, it may be a frugal Xmas but there WILL be Xmas
    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 9th Jul 17, 11:23 AM
    • 125 Posts
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    Chappie77
    Morning all!

    #71 - £19 added = £277/£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 15th Jul 17, 11:07 AM
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    triple choc chip
    Now I've started tidying up prior to packing I've decided to throw 20p's and 10p's into the xmas pot. My new total:
    #3 £330/£650
    Past half way!
    Happy weekend everyone
    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 Jul 17, 8:15 PM
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    MrsShazbat
    Another payday, another £31 transferred over so #8 £217 / £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) *
    • chocoholicqueen
    • By chocoholicqueen 19th Jul 17, 3:35 PM
    • 564 Posts
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    chocoholicqueen
    Just transferred £45 over for July #18 £360/£520.
    Emergency Fund £0/£500
    £365 in 365 Days #18 £520/£520
    £2.00 Savers Club 2017 #11 £300/£300
    • Westie983
    • By Westie983 20th Jul 17, 4:08 AM
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    Westie983
    £30 added to my pot, from Quidco

    :-)

    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 23rd Jul 17, 11:26 AM
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    triple choc chip
    Small uplift from me but heading in the right direction:
    #3 £336/£650
    Happy weekend everyone
    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 Jul 17, 9:14 PM
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    Wentthedaywell?
    £31 in for me for July, thank you.
    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
    • triple choc chip
    • By triple choc chip 24th Jul 17, 11:29 AM
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    triple choc chip
    One of my TCB's from April that I had to submit a claim for has just come through at last, taking my total up to:

    No.3: £345/£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
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