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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 14th Aug 17, 8:39 PM
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    Gem-gem
    Two more coins into the pot. Yay!
    £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 14th Aug 17, 8:41 PM
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    3 coins today. Had a steady trickle since I last posted and am now at £270!
    Originally posted by Twiggy_34
    That is fab. I always think a steady trickle is better - easier on the purse/ bank account.
    £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 14th Aug 17, 8:43 PM
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    Gem-gem
    9 over three weeks
    Originally posted by carlislelass
    well done
    £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 18th Aug 17, 6:13 PM
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    carlislelass
    Getting better, 7 this week
    • Treasurequeen
    • By Treasurequeen 19th Aug 17, 7:50 PM
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    Treasurequeen
    4 coins added to the pot this week my total is at £230 so far and pot is getting very heavy indeed.
    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
    • Westie983
    • By Westie983 20th Aug 17, 4:49 AM
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    Westie983
    I haven't potted for a while, but I will change some £1 (from spc) into £2 to pot straight into my terramundi pot, that way at least one gets fed...

    Then I will change the rest into new £1 and continue to feed and fund, without the need to bank, (I think I have yet to bank any money since 2005 when I got my first pot, I just bought a bigger pot and swopped out...

    The incentive to fill the big one up is great, as I believe it will hold 3k in £1/£2 coins, at the moment its just got £2 coins in and all the picture ones have been saved and put in my £2 collectors folder, (I am up to date apart from Jane Austen from this year) I seem to have lost the eye to look out for this one, as I am on potter watch at the moment, keeping eye out for Tom Kitten.

    Anyway hope all is well

    Westie983
    Save 12k in 2017 #16 Total £18,855/£12,000 157.12%
    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 £22,445/£16,665 = 134.68%

    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
    • chocoholicqueen
    • By chocoholicqueen 20th Aug 17, 10:50 PM
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    chocoholicqueen
    Another 12 for me since I last posted, bringing my total to £256.
    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
    • carlislelass
    • By carlislelass 25th Aug 17, 6:29 PM
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    carlislelass
    Only 2 this week
    • bb123666
    • By bb123666 26th Aug 17, 12:58 AM
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    bb123666
    Just started saving £2. Not many yet!
    • carlislelass
    • By carlislelass 1st Sep 17, 5:52 PM
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    Another 5 this week
    • Gem-gem
    • By Gem-gem 3rd Sep 17, 4:16 PM
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    Gem-gem
    Just started saving £2. Not many yet!
    Originally posted by bb123666
    Hi, welcome to the £2 coin saver challenge. Keep us posted on how you are doing.

    Gem-gem
    £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 3rd Sep 17, 4:27 PM
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    Hi all,
    Hope your £2 savings are going well. I usually do most of my postings on my phone, but whilst on holiday my screen packed up. So i am phone-less at the moment - eek!
    Will post when i can. Haven't had any £2 for the past few weeks but have had lots of twoonies. (2 Canadian dollars), i wish that our £2 coins were in such plentiful supply.

    Weste, happy hunting with the potter coins. I managed to get two of the coins for hubby. Whilst on holiday, I also managed to get a coloured quarter coin. They have produced a limited amount just like the potter coloured coin.
    £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 8th Sep 17, 5:41 PM
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    Doing well, 11 this week
    • Gem-gem
    • By Gem-gem 9th Sep 17, 10:36 PM
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    Gem-gem
    Doing well, 11 this week
    Originally posted by carlislelass
    Wow, that is fabulous. Now I know where all the two pound coins are.

    £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 9th Sep 17, 10:36 PM
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    £2 x 2 swapped up at the quiz night last night.
    £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
    • TheMsTeal
    • By TheMsTeal 10th Sep 17, 8:54 PM
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    TheMsTeal
    I'd love to join this; I have wanted to start a Rainy Day Fund for ages and this looks like a good way to start. I'll start hunting out those £2 coins!
    Debt Free Day Target: November 2018

    £2 Savers Club 2017: no 41
    • Gem-gem
    • By Gem-gem 12th Sep 17, 8:28 PM
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    Gem-gem
    I'd love to join this; I have wanted to start a Rainy Day Fund for ages and this looks like a good way to start. I'll start hunting out those £2 coins!
    Originally posted by TheMsTeal
    Welcome TheMsTeal to the £2 savers club. You have been given number 41. Good luck in finding those £2 coins. You may find that they start hiding themselves!
    Please do look at the coins and tell us if you receive any picture coins.
    Gem-gem
    £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 12th Sep 17, 8:29 PM
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    And the Gods are looking down on me today... three more £2 coins 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
    • Twiggy_34
    • By Twiggy_34 13th Sep 17, 6:25 PM
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    Twiggy_34
    1 for me today but it takes me to the magical £300 mark!!
    £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!).
    • poorbabe
    • By poorbabe 14th Sep 17, 8:50 PM
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    poorbabe
    Hi Gem-Gem, can I join please? I'd already started saving £2 coins but can do with some support so I work hard at holding on to them instead of using them cos I can't be bothered to go to the cash machine.

    I just need to find a bottle to stash them in. Update: found a small glass bottle, so I sealed the lid and made a hole in the top. Just big enough to put the coins in but I can't get them out, so I'll have to break the bottle when it's full. Result!
    Last edited by poorbabe; 14-09-2017 at 8:58 PM.
    Back on the debt-free trail using challenges to help me achieve my goal.
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