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    • Gem-gem
    • By Gem-gem 1st Jan 17, 12:31 AM
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    £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 18th Apr 17, 11:42 PM
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    Well done Gem Gem. Unfortunately most of mine are as a result of spending money (bad for NSDs) but do get the occasional one from OH, not as frequently as I would like.

    However, another one slipped into the pot today courtesy of Mr T and as we all know, every little helps

    So, #28 is now at £112
    Originally posted by claremylove
    Yes, every little one helps. My friend had a £2 coin and for once I had some money on me! Clunk! It went into my pot.
    £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 19th Apr 17, 7:19 AM
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    The perfect place for it Gem Gem.
    *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 19th Apr 17, 6:31 PM
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    Another 3 for me up to £178 now.
    Emergency Fund £50/£500
    £365 in 365 Days #18 £360/£520
    £2.00 Savers Club 2017 #11 £232/£300
    Debt free by Xmas 2017 #30 £2473/£6000
    • Gem-gem
    • By Gem-gem 19th Apr 17, 7:48 PM
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    Another two for me today. Hubby went shopping again. Woo hoo!
    £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 19th Apr 17, 8:28 PM
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    Woo hoo again! Hubby came home with another one and a bunch of flowers for me. (From £5 down to 31p).
    £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 19th Apr 17, 9:51 PM
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    On a roll Gem Gem.
    *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
    • claremylove
    • By claremylove 20th Apr 17, 8:02 PM
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    This morning I banked £100 of my lovely gold coins so they are now back in circulation and up for grabs

    With the £100, I've started an emergency fund as I didn't have one until now. Feels good to get one up and running.

    And, tonight, I've managed to secure another one for my pot so am now up to £114
    *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 20th Apr 17, 8:11 PM
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    Gem-gem
    Well done Claremylove for starting up your emergency fund.

    Yes, I am in a roll. Hubby bought another four home for me today. My pot is starting to feel heavy. But still lots of room in it for many more.
    £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 20th Apr 17, 8:39 PM
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    Wow, your hubby is good isn't he!

    I had to tease the coins out of my pot as its one of those that you have to break so spent an hour this morning with a pair of tweezers and a knife. Just felt that I needed to keep the pot to keep me saving but also had this overwhelming feeling that it would do more good being stashed somewhere in case I desperately needed it.

    When I get past the £200 mark, I will repeat the process again. Hopefully that won't be too long.
    *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 21st Apr 17, 5:55 PM
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    Yes, he is good. He does the shopping whilst I am at work.

    I tease £2 coins out with a ruler as well, so that I can reuse my pot.

    Clunk! Goes another £2 coin into the pot.
    £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
    • carlislelass
    • By carlislelass 21st Apr 17, 7:10 PM
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    2 more this week
    • Twiggy_34
    • By Twiggy_34 22nd Apr 17, 3:23 PM
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    2 yesterday from work and 3 more today (one swapped with my other half and two from separate shops while out buying his birthday present). Brings my total to £116, Happy days

    Edit: And another one from the pub (a sneaky half pint as a reward for going out for a run!).
    Last edited by Twiggy_34; 22-04-2017 at 5:08 PM. Reason: Edit
    £12k in 2017 #027 £1650/£2500
    £2 Savers Club 201 #17 TOTAL: £248 (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!).
    • Gem-gem
    • By Gem-gem 22nd Apr 17, 11:13 PM
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    Gem-gem
    2 yesterday from work and 3 more today (one swapped with my other half and two from separate shops while out buying his birthday present). Brings my total to £116, Happy days

    Edit: And another one from the pub (a sneaky half pint as a reward for going out for a run!).
    Originally posted by Twiggy_34
    Well done, five in one day. Also you have collected over £100
    £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 23rd Apr 17, 8:34 PM
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    Which supermarket self service tills are best for giving out £2 coins. Went to Tesco and Morrison and they both spat out £1 coins.
    £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
    • Twiggy_34
    • By Twiggy_34 24th Apr 17, 1:07 PM
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    Which supermarket self service tills are best for giving out £2 coins. Went to Tesco and Morrison and they both spat out £1 coins.
    Originally posted by Gem-gem
    I used to get loads from the Morrison's ones but not had any for ages now
    £12k in 2017 #027 £1650/£2500
    £2 Savers Club 201 #17 TOTAL: £248 (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!).
    • Gem-gem
    • By Gem-gem 24th Apr 17, 9:11 PM
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    Gem-gem
    I wander if they have lots of old £1 coins to get rid of!!!
    £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 25th Apr 17, 7:37 PM
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    Hi all, had a very good week so far with 5 little gold beauties stashed away safely into my savings pot. All bar one from Mr T, the 5th from the corner shop when buying milk.

    I have stopped using the self service machines at Mr T as have also found them to be void of £2 coins - the lovely assistants on the checkouts usually have a good stash lately so have been going there and they are getting to know that I save them.

    So happy to report that #28 is now up to an amazing £124 - happy, happy, happy
    *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 25th Apr 17, 9:41 PM
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    Gem-gem
    How lovely to have the assistants know that you collect the little gold beauties. I have to ask them for them. (But my hubby won't- grrr!)
    £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
    • I Love comps
    • By I Love comps 26th Apr 17, 5:23 PM
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    I Love comps
    1 x £2 coin. My total is now £14
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    • Twiggy_34
    • By Twiggy_34 26th Apr 17, 9:33 PM
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    Twiggy_34
    5 today, all in one fell swoop thanks to the lovely lady at work
    £12k in 2017 #027 £1650/£2500
    £2 Savers Club 201 #17 TOTAL: £248 (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!).
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