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    • Gem-gem
    • By Gem-gem 1st Jan 17, 12:31 AM
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    Gem-gem
    £2 Savers Club for 2017
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    • 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.


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    Last edited by Former MSE Jessica; 25-01-2017 at 10:04 AM.
    £2 Savers Club 2017 -no 1 £294£360
    Save £12k in 2017 - no 68 ( 3402.13/6000)
    Virtual sealed pot 2017 - no 20 £33.24/£100
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    • Gem-gem
    • By Gem-gem 11th Mar 17, 11:14 PM
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    Gem-gem
    Swapped 2 x £1 coins for a lovely shiny £2 coin. There were many more in the pot but as they had just started going round to collect raffle tickets I didn't want to pinch all their change.
    £2 Savers Club 2017 -no 1 £294£360
    Save £12k in 2017 - no 68 ( 3402.13/6000)
    Virtual sealed pot 2017 - no 20 £33.24/£100
    • Gem-gem
    • By Gem-gem 11th Mar 17, 11:18 PM
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    Gem-gem
    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!).
    Originally posted by Twiggy_34
    How lucky are you Twiggy to have someone at work who saves their two pound coins for you.
    £2 Savers Club 2017 -no 1 £294£360
    Save £12k in 2017 - no 68 ( 3402.13/6000)
    Virtual sealed pot 2017 - no 20 £33.24/£100
    • Gem-gem
    • By Gem-gem 11th Mar 17, 11:20 PM
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    Gem-gem
    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
    Originally posted by getmyacttogether2016
    Thank you GMAT for giving us an update.
    £2 Savers Club 2017 -no 1 £294£360
    Save £12k in 2017 - no 68 ( 3402.13/6000)
    Virtual sealed pot 2017 - no 20 £33.24/£100
    • Gem-gem
    • By Gem-gem 11th Mar 17, 11:22 PM
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    Gem-gem
    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
    Originally posted by Westie983
    Thank you Westie. Much appreciate you sending a message to the newbies if I haven't yet logged on beforehand. Your a star!
    £2 Savers Club 2017 -no 1 £294£360
    Save £12k in 2017 - no 68 ( 3402.13/6000)
    Virtual sealed pot 2017 - no 20 £33.24/£100
    • Westie983
    • By Westie983 12th Mar 17, 12:04 AM
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    Westie983
    Thank you Westie. Much appreciate you sending a message to the newbies if I haven't yet logged on beforehand. Your a star!
    Originally posted by Gem-gem
    Why thank you :-)
    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 £330/£365 = 90.41%
    Virtual Sealed Pot #1 Total £1,350/£1,800 = 75.00%
    £2 Savers Club 2017 #3 Total (£1,450)+£50/£2,000 = 75.00%

    Total £24,945/£16,665 = 149.68%

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    • I Love comps
    • By I Love comps 13th Mar 17, 7:40 AM
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    I Love comps
    Another 2 x £2 coins. This brings my total to £10.
    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
    • Naomim
    • By Naomim 13th Mar 17, 9:15 AM
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    Naomim
    Where are they all? Seriously?? I haven't had any for ages! I've been using self serve machines in the Co-Op & Sainsburys and not a bean! Come-on, share them round everyone

    Naomi
    CC's Nov16 £18,609.97 / Jun17 £21032.03 Overdraft 06/17 £4577.44 07/17 £4505.35
    Aiming for a debt free date: April 2024
    £2 savings club #26 lost count but still collecting!
    Here's my diary: A Ditherer's Diary Again
    • Twiggy_34
    • By Twiggy_34 14th Mar 17, 6:22 PM
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    Twiggy_34
    How lucky are you Twiggy to have someone at work who saves their two pound coins for you.
    Originally posted by Gem-gem
    Very lucky, she had another 3 coins for me today, I'm definitely on a roll!
    £12k in 2017 #027 £2150/£2500
    £2 Savers Club 201 #17 TOTAL: £308 (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!).
    • Grumpyoldmoo
    • By Grumpyoldmoo 14th Mar 17, 6:25 PM
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    Grumpyoldmoo
    1 £2 coin for me today
    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, £68 (275)

    Emergency Fund £1125/£1000
    • Gem-gem
    • By Gem-gem 15th Mar 17, 8:33 PM
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    Gem-gem
    Where are they all? Seriously?? I haven't had any for ages! I've been using self serve machines in the Co-Op & Sainsburys and not a bean! Come-on, share them round everyone

    Naomi
    Originally posted by Naomim
    They will be like buses...

    Hubby got one for me today.
    £2 Savers Club 2017 -no 1 £294£360
    Save £12k in 2017 - no 68 ( 3402.13/6000)
    Virtual sealed pot 2017 - no 20 £33.24/£100
    • Treasurequeen
    • By Treasurequeen 15th Mar 17, 9:27 PM
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    Treasurequeen
    X2 £2 coins collected today. I have had a few weeks with none and then two come along at the same time.
    No buying unnecessary toiletries 2017
    Disabled and fabulous darlings!
    The £1000 emergency fund challenge #223
    £2 savers club 2017 no 32
    Sealed pot challenge #040
    • Naomim
    • By Naomim 16th Mar 17, 2:13 PM
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    Naomim
    I finally got one today!!! I am a happy bunny.
    CC's Nov16 £18,609.97 / Jun17 £21032.03 Overdraft 06/17 £4577.44 07/17 £4505.35
    Aiming for a debt free date: April 2024
    £2 savings club #26 lost count but still collecting!
    Here's my diary: A Ditherer's Diary Again
    • claremylove
    • By claremylove 16th Mar 17, 10:01 PM
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    claremylove
    Well done naomin - there doesn't seem to be any in Cornwall - tried all my usual places but nothing yet.
    *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
    • Gem-gem
    • By Gem-gem 17th Mar 17, 3:57 PM
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    Gem-gem
    2 x £2 coins collected yesterday. Into the pot they go, Clunk! Clunk!
    £2 Savers Club 2017 -no 1 £294£360
    Save £12k in 2017 - no 68 ( 3402.13/6000)
    Virtual sealed pot 2017 - no 20 £33.24/£100
    • claremylove
    • By claremylove 17th Mar 17, 7:19 PM
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    claremylove
    I'm shopping with cash tomorrow so will hopefully get at least one (pretty please). Am way behind where I usually am at this stage of the year
    *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
    • chocoholicqueen
    • By chocoholicqueen 17th Mar 17, 8:49 PM
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    chocoholicqueen
    Another 10 for me all the ladies at work are now saving them for me. Half think I'm mad, half think its a great idea but it's helped bring my total to #11 £146.
    Emergency Fund £50/£500
    £365 in 365 Days #18 £450/£520
    £2.00 Savers Club 2017 #11 £272/£300
    Debt free by Xmas 2017 #30 £2473/£6000
    • claremylove
    • By claremylove 17th Mar 17, 8:58 PM
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    claremylove
    Thats a fantastic haul - very well done - am extremely jealous. I gave up my a?on round last year and my customers always saved their £2 coins for me. Now, of course, I don't have that luxury and finding the hunt of little gold coins quite a challenge. But I will persevere. Shopping tomorrow and already feeling hopeful!
    *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
    • Gem-gem
    • By Gem-gem 17th Mar 17, 9:51 PM
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    Another 10 for me all the ladies at work are now saving them for me. Half think I'm mad, half think its a great idea but it's helped bring my total to #11 £146.
    Originally posted by chocoholicqueen
    Wow, 10.
    That is really going to help your final total for the year.
    £2 Savers Club 2017 -no 1 £294£360
    Save £12k in 2017 - no 68 ( 3402.13/6000)
    Virtual sealed pot 2017 - no 20 £33.24/£100
    • Gem-gem
    • By Gem-gem 17th Mar 17, 9:52 PM
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    Gem-gem
    Thats a fantastic haul - very well done - am extremely jealous. I gave up my a?on round last year and my customers always saved their £2 coins for me. Now, of course, I don't have that luxury and finding the hunt of little gold coins quite a challenge. But I will persevere. Shopping tomorrow and already feeling hopeful!
    Originally posted by claremylove
    Hubby and I are out for the day tomorrow. We should only go to places that can give us £2 coins in our change!!!
    £2 Savers Club 2017 -no 1 £294£360
    Save £12k in 2017 - no 68 ( 3402.13/6000)
    Virtual sealed pot 2017 - no 20 £33.24/£100
    • Grumpyoldmoo
    • By Grumpyoldmoo 18th Mar 17, 4:48 PM
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    Grumpyoldmoo
    Another 2 coins for me today....plodding along slowly
    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, £68 (275)

    Emergency Fund £1125/£1000
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