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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 target 360
    Save 12k in 2017 - no 68 ( 2502.13/6000)
    Virtual sealed pot 2017 - no 20 33.24/100
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    • katy_ann
    • By katy_ann 10th May 17, 9:05 AM
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    katy_ann
    Well done to you Katy_ann on obtaining seven coins this week. Did any have pictures on?
    Originally posted by Gem-gem
    I didn't even look 🙈 I was to intent on getting them in the pot! Whoops!
    Officially Debt Free on 10/12/2015 | Married on 02/07/2016 | Little Man Born on 25/11/2016
    2 Savers Club 2017 No.4
    • Gem-gem
    • By Gem-gem 10th May 17, 5:56 PM
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    Gem-gem
    Hip, hip, horay I have received today a design that I haven't had before:
    2016 First World War coin.
    2 Savers Club 2017 -no 1 target 360
    Save 12k in 2017 - no 68 ( 2502.13/6000)
    Virtual sealed pot 2017 - no 20 33.24/100
    • Mattheius
    • By Mattheius 11th May 17, 10:02 AM
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    Mattheius
    Received 6 in 2 coins today! Dropping them in the pot later
    • chocoholicqueen
    • By chocoholicqueen 12th May 17, 9:41 AM
    • 552 Posts
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    chocoholicqueen
    Been really slow for me, just 1 added to the pot bringing my total to 180.
    Emergency Fund 50/500
    365 in 365 Days #18 315/520
    2.00 Savers Club 2017 #11 206/300
    Debt free by Xmas 2017 #30 2329/6000
    • katy_ann
    • By katy_ann 12th May 17, 3:16 PM
    • 985 Posts
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    katy_ann
    Added 1 more to my pot today
    Officially Debt Free on 10/12/2015 | Married on 02/07/2016 | Little Man Born on 25/11/2016
    2 Savers Club 2017 No.4
    • carlislelass
    • By carlislelass 12th May 17, 9:15 PM
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    carlislelass
    Another 2 this week
    • katy_ann
    • By katy_ann 13th May 17, 11:39 AM
    • 985 Posts
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    katy_ann
    Another 2 in the pot today
    Officially Debt Free on 10/12/2015 | Married on 02/07/2016 | Little Man Born on 25/11/2016
    2 Savers Club 2017 No.4
    • Grumpyoldmoo
    • By Grumpyoldmoo 13th May 17, 1:42 PM
    • 306 Posts
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    Grumpyoldmoo
    Another 3 coins in the pot 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
    • katy_ann
    • By katy_ann 13th May 17, 5:53 PM
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    katy_ann
    Oh man, another 4 coins to the pot this afternoon! Thanks Tesco! ��
    Officially Debt Free on 10/12/2015 | Married on 02/07/2016 | Little Man Born on 25/11/2016
    2 Savers Club 2017 No.4
    • DrSqueeze
    • By DrSqueeze 14th May 17, 1:35 PM
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    DrSqueeze
    Slow progress here; I'm on 54 and was hoping to reach 200 by Xmas. So it's time for cunning plans

    On the other hand, I have a jar with 54 in it which might otherwise have been spent so there's nothing to be downbeat about
    I am not authorised to give advice. Comments I post should only be viewed as personal opinions and suggestions.

    2017 2 Savers Club. Target = 200. Current: 56

    • Gem-gem
    • By Gem-gem 14th May 17, 9:13 PM
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    Gem-gem
    Potted another 2 x 2 coins over the weekend.
    2 Savers Club 2017 -no 1 target 360
    Save 12k in 2017 - no 68 ( 2502.13/6000)
    Virtual sealed pot 2017 - no 20 33.24/100
    • Naomim
    • By Naomim 15th May 17, 1:31 PM
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    Naomim
    2 x 2 coins in the pot this morning. I'm actually starting to remember to look at the back but nothing exciting.

    I used to find the self service machines in supermarkets were really good at paying out but now I rarely get a 2 coin from them. Anyone else find the same?

    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
    • Bigskies
    • By Bigskies 15th May 17, 2:37 PM
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    Bigskies
    Really slow going. I'm suspecting it's because I'm on a tight budget (see sig) and not really using cash. Not convinced I'm going to get very far at all but will keep plugging away. Even if I end up with 50 that's better than nothing!
    April 2017 63,500 May 2017 62235.52
    Priority #1 Next Account 2300 2267
    Percentage of total debt paid 1.99% paid
    NSD May 3/6 Make 10/day May 697/310 2 Savers Club #38 (for Xmas 2017)
    PAYDBX 2017 0
    • Twiggy_34
    • By Twiggy_34 15th May 17, 8:13 PM
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    Twiggy_34
    I used to find the self service machines in supermarkets were really good at paying out but now I rarely get a 2 coin from them. Anyone else find the same?

    Naomi
    Originally posted by Naomim
    Me! So much so, I no longer go out of my way to use them. In fact, I've had more joy at securing 2 coins by going through the normal checkouts instead and got one this evening as it happens.
    12k in 2017 #027 1650/2500
    2 Savers Club 201 #17 TOTAL: 210 (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!).
    • Naomim
    • By Naomim 16th May 17, 1:53 PM
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    Naomim
    Really slow going. I'm suspecting it's because I'm on a tight budget (see sig) and not really using cash. Not convinced I'm going to get very far at all but will keep plugging away. Even if I end up with 50 that's better than nothing!
    Originally posted by Bigskies
    I'm on a very tight budget too, so much so that sometimes I dread getting a 2 coin as I can't bear to spend them but need that little bit of cash!

    Anything you can put by is better than nothing

    Naomi x
    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
    • Grumpyoldmoo
    • By Grumpyoldmoo 16th May 17, 7:39 PM
    • 306 Posts
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    Grumpyoldmoo
    Another 2 coins in the pot 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
    • Naomim
    • By Naomim 18th May 17, 2:08 PM
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    Naomim
    2 more for the pot today. I swapped a 10 note for a lot of coins in 7yo's piggy bank. She likes the 2 coins but I sneaked them out without her seeing!

    Naomi x
    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 19th May 17, 4:54 PM
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    Gem-gem
    5 x 2 coins for me yesterday.
    1 at a quiz,
    2 from shopping
    2 from hubby
    All plain, nothing special.
    2 Savers Club 2017 -no 1 target 360
    Save 12k in 2017 - no 68 ( 2502.13/6000)
    Virtual sealed pot 2017 - no 20 33.24/100
    • Gem-gem
    • By Gem-gem 19th May 17, 4:56 PM
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    Gem-gem
    I'm on a very tight budget too, so much so that sometimes I dread getting a 2 coin as I can't bear to spend them but need that little bit of cash!

    Anything you can put by is better than nothing

    Naomi x
    Originally posted by Naomim
    I also dread it when it comes to the last week of the payday month. Especially if hubby has been very successful for the rest of the month.
    2 Savers Club 2017 -no 1 target 360
    Save 12k in 2017 - no 68 ( 2502.13/6000)
    Virtual sealed pot 2017 - no 20 33.24/100
    • Gem-gem
    • By Gem-gem 19th May 17, 4:57 PM
    • 2,351 Posts
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    Gem-gem
    2 x 2 coins in the pot this morning. I'm actually starting to remember to look at the back but nothing exciting.

    I used to find the self service machines in supermarkets were really good at paying out but now I rarely get a 2 coin from them. Anyone else find the same?

    Naomi
    Originally posted by Naomim
    Yes, me too. I'm sure they are getting rid of the old pound coins.
    2 Savers Club 2017 -no 1 target 360
    Save 12k in 2017 - no 68 ( 2502.13/6000)
    Virtual sealed pot 2017 - no 20 33.24/100
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