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
    • Gem-gem
    • By Gem-gem 1st Jan 17, 12:31 AM
    • 2,228Posts
    • 6,211Thanks
    Gem-gem
    £2 Savers Club for 2017
    • #1
    • 1st Jan 17, 12:31 AM
    £2 Savers Club for 2017 1st Jan 17 at 12:31 AM
    Welcome to the £2 Savers Club 2017

    The aim is to collect every £2 coin you can lay your hands on! It is entirely up to you whether you want to:
    A) Save for a particular length of time e.g. monthly or till December 2017,
    B) Save for a particular reason e.g. to pay the car insurance, to pay for a family holiday or to buy birthday presents throughout the year,
    C) Save until you have a specific amount e.g. £20 or £100 or a pot full!
    D) Save for any other reason you can think of...
    You are also welcome to do what you wish with the money. Either bank it as you please or at the end of the year or spend it as required.

    Above all else remember this is a fun thread, but the aim of this website is to SAVE, so any encouragement, comments or help you can give to others are always very welcome.

    Anyone who wishes to join (or be removed though I hope that isn’t the case!) is always very welcome, please just ask and I will add you as soon as I can and allocate you a number. Also, if anyone wants to add anything to the list such as a target or a date to aim for etc. then let me know and I will add it. However there is no pressure to do this as many people just wish to be able to save as and when they can.

    So that’s it. Start saving, comment regularly and hunt for those £2s. Any questions or comments please ask.


    If you haven’t already, join the forum to reply!

    If you haven’t already, join the forum to reply!
    This Forum tip was included in MoneySavingExpert.com's weekly email!
    Last edited by MSE Jessica; 25-01-2017 at 10:04 AM.
    £2 Savers Club 2017 -no 1 target £300
    Save £12k in 2017 - no 68 ( 2002.13/6000)
    Virtual sealed pot 2017 - no 20 £33.24/£100
Page 10
    • claremylove
    • By claremylove 1st Mar 17, 7:51 PM
    • 103 Posts
    • 218 Thanks
    claremylove
    Yay - finally, one has landed into my very welcome hand (haven't had any little gold bullion for what seems like ages). Its a plain one but that doesn't matter. And into the pot she goes ! #28 now at £46 - yippee
    *Proud to be dealing with my debts*
    £2 saving club 2017 #28 £62 (2014 £176; 2015 £568; 2016 £604)
    Saving for Xmas 2017 #80 121/365
    • claremylove
    • By claremylove 2nd Mar 17, 10:08 PM
    • 103 Posts
    • 218 Thanks
    claremylove
    #28 reporting another £2, courtesy of my other half so up to £48 now.

    They are like buses at the moment after a few quiet weeks. And I've stopped using my debit card in the hope that a few more may pass my sticky palms
    *Proud to be dealing with my debts*
    £2 saving club 2017 #28 £62 (2014 £176; 2015 £568; 2016 £604)
    Saving for Xmas 2017 #80 121/365
    • Naomim
    • By Naomim 3rd Mar 17, 1:12 PM
    • 1,148 Posts
    • 2,631 Thanks
    Naomim
    Yesterday I got a £2 coin, the first in a while. Then the 7yo decided to go and loose a front tooth! She's a firm believer in the tooth fairy and MrM only had 90p on him which was no good so the lovely £2 coin was sacrificed in the name of childhood innocence!

    Naomi
    CC's Nov16 £18,609.97 / Feb17 £19222.48 Overdraft Nov16 £2,416.88 / Feb17 £1863.48
    £2 savings club #26 £48 NSD'S Feb17 2/8
    Here's my diary: A Ditherer's Diary Again
    • Gem-gem
    • By Gem-gem 5th Mar 17, 2:38 PM
    • 2,228 Posts
    • 6,211 Thanks
    Gem-gem
    3 x £2 coins obtained yesterday. Yay!
    £2 Savers Club 2017 -no 1 target £300
    Save £12k in 2017 - no 68 ( 2002.13/6000)
    Virtual sealed pot 2017 - no 20 £33.24/£100
    • claremylove
    • By claremylove 5th Mar 17, 8:19 PM
    • 103 Posts
    • 218 Thanks
    claremylove
    #28 - got another one !!! That brings my total up to a nice round £50
    *Proud to be dealing with my debts*
    £2 saving club 2017 #28 £62 (2014 £176; 2015 £568; 2016 £604)
    Saving for Xmas 2017 #80 121/365
    • Caitlinsmummy
    • By Caitlinsmummy 5th Mar 17, 8:32 PM
    • 1 Posts
    • 3 Thanks
    Caitlinsmummy
    Could I join?
    I'd love to save 800 this year xx
    • claremylove
    • By claremylove 5th Mar 17, 8:42 PM
    • 103 Posts
    • 218 Thanks
    claremylove
    Hiya Caitlinsmummy Your in the right place to save money - the forum holds a wealth of ideas and tips to make savings somewhere.
    *Proud to be dealing with my debts*
    £2 saving club 2017 #28 £62 (2014 £176; 2015 £568; 2016 £604)
    Saving for Xmas 2017 #80 121/365
    • Westie983
    • By Westie983 5th Mar 17, 9:02 PM
    • 3,506 Posts
    • 13,335 Thanks
    Westie983
    I'd love to save 800 this year xx
    Originally posted by Caitlinsmummy
    Of course you can, Welcome, Gem-Gem, will be along shortly to give you a number, while you wait you may want to read the first post on page one, for some guidance and information on how the challenge works..


    Welcome again

    Westie983
    Save 12k in 2017 #16 Total £7725/£12000 64.37%
    Sealed Pot Challenge ~ 10 #97 Total (£252) +£148/£500 = 80.00% ( x 10)
    Xmas 2017 £1 a Day #6 Total £100.00/£365 = 27.39%
    Virtual Sealed Pot #1 Total £450/£1000 = 45.00%
    £2 Savers Club 2017 #3 Total (£1450)+£50/£2000 = 75.00%
    Total £10175.00/£15865 = 64.13%


    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 Mar 17, 10:02 PM
    • 103 Posts
    • 218 Thanks
    claremylove
    My wonderful OH has managed to find another £2 for my collection today, and its been gently placed in my savings pot.

    So, #28 now at £52 (it's creeping up )
    *Proud to be dealing with my debts*
    £2 saving club 2017 #28 £62 (2014 £176; 2015 £568; 2016 £604)
    Saving for Xmas 2017 #80 121/365
    • claremylove
    • By claremylove 7th Mar 17, 5:30 PM
    • 103 Posts
    • 218 Thanks
    claremylove
    How lucky today has been - two more for the pot so #28 now up to £56! Its creeping up nicely after such a slow February.
    *Proud to be dealing with my debts*
    £2 saving club 2017 #28 £62 (2014 £176; 2015 £568; 2016 £604)
    Saving for Xmas 2017 #80 121/365
    • chocoholicqueen
    • By chocoholicqueen 7th Mar 17, 6:07 PM
    • 543 Posts
    • 1,195 Thanks
    chocoholicqueen
    Another 12 for me, a combination of change, swapping with the petty cash and hubby giving them to me. #11 £126.
    Emergency Fund £50/£500
    £365 in 365 Days #18 £180/£520
    £2.00 Savers Club 2017 #11 £146/£300
    Debt free by Xmas 2017 #30 £2101/£6000
    • I Love comps
    • By I Love comps 7th Mar 17, 10:11 PM
    • 514 Posts
    • 1,751 Thanks
    I Love comps
    2 x £2 coins for me. My total now is £6
    I'm a Board Guide on all of the Shopping Boards. I'm a volunteer to help the boards run smoothly, and I can move and merge threads there. Any views are my own and not the official line of moneysavingexpert.com. Board Guides are not moderators. If you spot an inappropriate or illegal post then please report it to forumteam@moneysavingexpert.com
    • claremylove
    • By claremylove 8th Mar 17, 6:05 PM
    • 103 Posts
    • 218 Thanks
    claremylove
    WOW, chocoholicqueen - that's a good haul.Well done
    *Proud to be dealing with my debts*
    £2 saving club 2017 #28 £62 (2014 £176; 2015 £568; 2016 £604)
    Saving for Xmas 2017 #80 121/365
    • Twiggy_34
    • By Twiggy_34 8th Mar 17, 7:13 PM
    • 619 Posts
    • 1,986 Thanks
    Twiggy_34
    3 coins for me today, courtesy of our petty cash lady at work who has been really good lately at offering them to me if she has them, for which I'm really grateful. Brings me to a nice round £60 - don't think I've had so many at this time of the year before!
    £12k in 2017 #027 £650/£2500
    £2 Savers Club 201 #17 TOTAL: £78 (2013-2016 = £702)
    New (lower interest) mortgage commenced 1.3.2016 with unlimited overpayment allowance.
    Overpayments commenced 1.1.2017 (just £40 extra each month, but better than nothing!).
    • getmyacttogether2016
    • By getmyacttogether2016 8th Mar 17, 8:25 PM
    • 144 Posts
    • 748 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 so have a major update.

    #23 with the following

    3/2 - 6.00
    10/2 - 8.00
    17/2 - 2.00
    24/2 - 4.00

    3/3 - 6.00

    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
    • Grumpyoldmoo
    • By Grumpyoldmoo 10th Mar 17, 12:54 AM
    • 291 Posts
    • 519 Thanks
    Grumpyoldmoo
    Another 2 for me so far this week, 1 of which is a William Shakespeare 'The Hollow Crown', I only had a good look at it because it was shiny
    Mortgage @ Feb '15 £118411.00 Jan '16 £112665.10
    £2.00 Savers Club 2015 no.112 total £332
    £2.00 Savers Club 2016 #06, £356 (£250)
    £2 Savers Club for 2017 #2, £20 (275)

    Emergency Fund £1125/£1000
    • Twiggy_34
    • By Twiggy_34 11th Mar 17, 3:12 PM
    • 619 Posts
    • 1,986 Thanks
    Twiggy_34
    3 more this week. One today, only because I popped into work (as I was passing the office) and our Saturday lady had a coin sat on the desk ready to pay her lottery money, but was promptly swapped out (with her permission!).
    £12k in 2017 #027 £650/£2500
    £2 Savers Club 201 #17 TOTAL: £78 (2013-2016 = £702)
    New (lower interest) mortgage commenced 1.3.2016 with unlimited overpayment allowance.
    Overpayments commenced 1.1.2017 (just £40 extra each month, but better than nothing!).
    • claremylove
    • By claremylove 11th Mar 17, 10:09 PM
    • 103 Posts
    • 218 Thanks
    claremylove
    Excellent Twiggy_34. I've not had any for a couple of days but moved the pot whilst tidying and it is starting to feel quite heavy
    *Proud to be dealing with my debts*
    £2 saving club 2017 #28 £62 (2014 £176; 2015 £568; 2016 £604)
    Saving for Xmas 2017 #80 121/365
    • Gem-gem
    • By Gem-gem 11th Mar 17, 11:07 PM
    • 2,228 Posts
    • 6,211 Thanks
    Gem-gem
    I'd love to save 800 this year xx
    Originally posted by Caitlinsmummy
    Hi Caitlinsmummuy,

    Sorry for the delay in responding have been a little busy this week.
    Yes, of course you can join us. I will assign you a number look at page one. Post two for your number.

    Good luck.
    £2 Savers Club 2017 -no 1 target £300
    Save £12k in 2017 - no 68 ( 2002.13/6000)
    Virtual sealed pot 2017 - no 20 £33.24/£100
    • Gem-gem
    • By Gem-gem 11th Mar 17, 11:10 PM
    • 2,228 Posts
    • 6,211 Thanks
    Gem-gem
    Another 12 for me, a combination of change, swapping with the petty cash and hubby giving them to me. #11 £126.
    Originally posted by chocoholicqueen
    Well done on your haul, chocoholicqueen.
    £2 Savers Club 2017 -no 1 target £300
    Save £12k in 2017 - no 68 ( 2002.13/6000)
    Virtual sealed pot 2017 - no 20 £33.24/£100
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

3,520Posts Today

7,932Users online

Martin's Twitter