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    • Dolly Rocker
    • By Dolly Rocker 17th Jan 17, 10:40 AM
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    Dolly Rocker
    The Smoosh Bottle...........
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    • 17th Jan 17, 10:40 AM
    The Smoosh Bottle........... 17th Jan 17 at 10:40 AM
    Anyone else have one of these at home for all the loose change or smoosh as we call it?

    We had quite a bit in various different tins & jars so I picked up one of those huge plastic coke bottle banks & the aim is to keep adding the smoosh from our purse & wallet until its full to the brim.

    I'm gonna start getting some money bags stocked up from the bank in preparation of cashing it in(bit premature I know but I like to plan ahead ).

    Our aim for the smoosh is..........well we don't actually have one Will wait until we cash it in then decide what to use it for.

    Dxxx
    Starting Debt - £15,000
    Remaining Debt - £1,980

    Starting Weight - 16st 7lbs
    Current Weight - 15st 3lbs
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    • savingwannabe
    • By savingwannabe 10th Jul 17, 8:28 AM
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    savingwannabe
    £250 is amazing. Holy cow I could go on a holiday for that. Imagine how many red coats that would buy?????????? Maybe that's why my smoosh money box doesn't have that much in. But whenever Dolly posts it reminds all of us to put some in.
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    • Dolly Rocker
    • By Dolly Rocker 10th Jul 17, 8:52 AM
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    That's me & the Husband both really making an effort to put as much as we can away.

    Gonna keep it up, it's good to see how it builds up.

    Dxxx
    Starting Debt - £15,000
    Remaining Debt - £1,980

    Starting Weight - 16st 7lbs
    Current Weight - 15st 3lbs
    • Dolly Rocker
    • By Dolly Rocker 30th Jul 17, 9:06 AM
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    Dolly Rocker
    So yesterday added some smoosh to the bottle.

    Decided yesterday that we are going to use the smoosh to pay for our anniversary trips every year.

    Dxxx
    Starting Debt - £15,000
    Remaining Debt - £1,980

    Starting Weight - 16st 7lbs
    Current Weight - 15st 3lbs
    • Skint yet Again
    • By Skint yet Again 30th Jul 17, 5:42 PM
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    Skint yet Again
    That's a great reason to save and good that its a joint goal as a couple. A great incentive for you both.
    Aims for 2017 -
    1. save as much as possible. spend as little as possible but still have a social life !
    2. no takeaways !
    3. shop once a week - no "top-up" shops - no unnecessary spending !!
    • Dolly Rocker
    • By Dolly Rocker 6th Aug 17, 9:17 AM
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    Dolly Rocker
    Got quite a big deposit in my bag, will add it to the smoosh bottle when I get home!

    Been shopping & most places were like I am so sorry I have no £5.00 notes, that's fine with me! Hand me those shiny new pound coins for my little Priscilla to fatten her up

    £23.00 in £1.00 coins
    £0.50 in £0.50 coins
    £1.80 in £0.20 coins
    £0.08 in shrapnel

    Not too bad, I really should be keeping this to try & get me through the month but going to put it away straight away.

    One way to last on a tight budget is to not carry cash around with you, I feel money burns holes in my pockets as my Mum used to say!

    Dxxx
    Starting Debt - £15,000
    Remaining Debt - £1,980

    Starting Weight - 16st 7lbs
    Current Weight - 15st 3lbs
    • savingwannabe
    • By savingwannabe 12th Aug 17, 5:53 PM
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    savingwannabe
    Am going to count my smoosh bottle fund to cheer myself up.
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    • Dolly Rocker
    • By Dolly Rocker 13th Aug 17, 10:51 AM
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    Eeeeeek how much did you have in there then???

    Dxxx
    Starting Debt - £15,000
    Remaining Debt - £1,980

    Starting Weight - 16st 7lbs
    Current Weight - 15st 3lbs
    • savingwannabe
    • By savingwannabe 13th Aug 17, 11:27 AM
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    £16!!!!!!!!!!!! I am going to be living off this for the next two weeks before I get paid again. I cant believe I saved so much.
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    • Dolly Rocker
    • By Dolly Rocker 13th Aug 17, 12:10 PM
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    Woo hoo!!

    I am going to live of the coins in my coin purse for the next 2 weeks then whatever is left is going in the smoosh bottle.

    Dxxx
    Starting Debt - £15,000
    Remaining Debt - £1,980

    Starting Weight - 16st 7lbs
    Current Weight - 15st 3lbs
    • savingwannabe
    • By savingwannabe 13th Aug 17, 1:31 PM
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    If it wasn't for your idea of the smoosh bottle I would have had nothing. So a huge thank you from me.
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    • Dolly Rocker
    • By Dolly Rocker 13th Aug 17, 2:31 PM
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    Aw thanks lovely.

    Dxxx
    Starting Debt - £15,000
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    • ElusiveLucy
    • By ElusiveLucy 5th Sep 17, 4:22 PM
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    Every 2 or 3 years I ask for a Terramundi pot for Christmas and my dad chooses one for me. I put all my £1 and £2 coins in it and you have to smash it to get them out. It is always a bit of a lottery as to when to smash it and in the past I have had between £300 and £350 in it. This time I let it get a bit fuller and there was £409 in it when I smashed it. It is a pain in the butt never having an £1 coins in my purse for parking etc, but it is amazing how it adds up over a couple of years. Since there is no way to get the money out I can never be tempted to dip into it. (I did try to get some coins out one time with a knife as I needed them for the laundrette but it damaged the paintwork so haven't done that again!)
    What goes around comes around.....I hope!
    • Dolly Rocker
    • By Dolly Rocker 5th Sep 17, 4:49 PM
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    Aw that's a great idea.

    My Mum did get me one but my husband smashed it to get to the £2 coins

    It is amazing how quickly it builds up.

    I keep all my coins separate in a wee coin purse then each week add them to the smoosh bottle.

    Trying to get the husband to do it to but that's an ongoing to and fro with us at the moment, just gonna start dipping his pockets soon

    Dxxx
    Starting Debt - £15,000
    Remaining Debt - £1,980

    Starting Weight - 16st 7lbs
    Current Weight - 15st 3lbs
    • Dolly Rocker
    • By Dolly Rocker 20th Sep 17, 10:54 AM
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    Been spending all my smoosh these last couple of weeks - bad Dolly!!!

    Need to do better from now on.

    Dxxx
    Starting Debt - £15,000
    Remaining Debt - £1,980

    Starting Weight - 16st 7lbs
    Current Weight - 15st 3lbs
    • MaxPerwer
    • By MaxPerwer 20th Sep 17, 10:59 AM
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    I have one for £2 coins. Everytime I got one I just put it in the jar. Over the course of the year I saved about £250 it's good because you forget about it then you can spend it on crap you don't need! 😋
    • Dolly Rocker
    • By Dolly Rocker 20th Sep 17, 11:05 AM
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    Good stuff.

    I save the following;

    * 1's, 2's, 5's, 10's and 20's when I can in a massive plastic coke savings bottle
    * 50's in a tin
    * £1's in a piggy bank
    - £2's in a tin

    It fair adds up, I've counted and have just over £200ish in there so far.

    This is a combination of me saving as much of it as I can each week and raiding the husbands change at night

    It's all to spend on fun stuff for us anyway so he will appreciate it in the end.

    Dxxx
    Starting Debt - £15,000
    Remaining Debt - £1,980

    Starting Weight - 16st 7lbs
    Current Weight - 15st 3lbs
    • savingwannabe
    • By savingwannabe 20th Sep 17, 8:54 PM
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    I will empty my purse tomorrow and see what I have. Thanks for the reminder.
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    • Dolly Rocker
    • By Dolly Rocker 15th Oct 17, 1:27 PM
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    My coin purse is filling up, when its full I will add them to the smoosh bottle and update my figures.

    Dxxx
    Starting Debt - £15,000
    Remaining Debt - £1,980

    Starting Weight - 16st 7lbs
    Current Weight - 15st 3lbs
    • Dolly Rocker
    • By Dolly Rocker 25th Oct 17, 1:57 PM
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    Got about £2ish in smoosh in my purse that will add to the bottle when I get home.

    Dxxx
    Starting Debt - £15,000
    Remaining Debt - £1,980

    Starting Weight - 16st 7lbs
    Current Weight - 15st 3lbs
    • savingwannabe
    • By savingwannabe 25th Oct 17, 5:25 PM
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    I am going to copy you. I have no plans to go out for the rest of the holiday except Saturday so will empty pursey poos too.Thanks for the reminder Dolly Rocker.
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