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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 10th Oct 17, 6:21 AM
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    Westie983
    £10 added from Top Cash Back,

    I have £35 pending, Im hoping it becomes payable before the end of the year.

    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
    • LuckyPenny
    • By LuckyPenny 13th Oct 17, 8:17 PM
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    LuckyPenny
    #11 £92/365


    Added £2 to the pot today - it doesn't seem much but believe me it really comes in handy in December. As well as the savings pot I'm also buying one present per month.


    Love this challenge - I haven't been in debt for the last 2 January's, going for 3 times lucky in 2018!
    Womble #28 £3,125.66
    Pay off all debts by Xmas 2017 #40 £3965/£5865 Christmas 2017 Saving #11 £92/365
    Competition wins £11,840

    • triple choc chip
    • By triple choc chip 15th Oct 17, 11:20 AM
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    triple choc chip
    I'm expecting a boost very soon from boots points for a large purchase and m&s points next month. For the time being my current total is : #3. £528/£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: £528/£650 82.1%
    Emergency fund £1k
    • Chappie77
    • By Chappie77 15th Oct 17, 1:55 PM
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    Chappie77
    Afternoon!

    Just checking in with 2 weeks worth of payments into the pot.

    #71 - £24 in = £493/£365

    Chappie x
    Payment a Day 2017 £459.70/£459.70 Argos Card
    £1606.17/£1606.17 Barclaycard
    Next £2110/£2226.93
    Saving for Xmas 2017 #71 £493/£365
    Virtual Sealed Pot 2017 #13 £493.55/£500
    PAYDBX2017 #67 £5401.55/£5500
    • *Jellie*
    • By *Jellie* 16th Oct 17, 7:36 AM
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    *Jellie*
    Update
    Hi! I’ve finally called in for an update. I’ve got a total of 250 and I won’t add much more. On the plus side i’ve already bought most of my gifts!

    Well and truly fell off wagon!...2017 Womble #9 Gave up counting :-( Saving for Christmas 2017 #46 £250/ £520. 365 Day Penny Challenge in 2017 gave up! VSP 2017 # Gave up SPC 10. Stashbusting projects lost track! Crazy clothes challenge 2017 #12 £350/200.....oops!
    • roxy7699
    • By roxy7699 16th Oct 17, 10:51 AM
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    roxy7699
    Now at £322 number 47.

    Thanks.
    • MrsShazbat
    • By MrsShazbat 17th Oct 17, 7:58 PM
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    MrsShazbat
    Payday tomorrow meaning another (penultimate) transfer of £31 over so that'll be #8 £465.53 / £365 (including interest)
    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 *
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