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    • Aesop
    • By Aesop 28th Feb 17, 10:26 PM
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    Aesop
    Make 10 a day March 2017 - everybody most welcome to join
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    • 28th Feb 17, 10:26 PM
    Make 10 a day March 2017 - everybody most welcome to join 28th Feb 17 at 10:26 PM
    Hello and welcome everybody


    This is the 115th month of this challenge, which was first started by Batgirl, in September 2007.

    Thanks to Batgirl for starting it, lynnejk, Rawdinosaur, Emmaglet, Nat21luv, Monkeynut, Sweetpeas, Purpleroses, JesaRose, MizMir for keeping the thread going.

    I know this first post is long, but please read as it give tips on how this challenge works. Some of the content has changed

    If you're new to the challenge don't be scared - here's how it works:

    The aim of this challenge is to make 10 extra a day everyday for the month. A lot of people think this is impossible but it can and has been done, over and over. If you feel 10 is too much why not start at 5 or if you're brave join those who aim for 20 a day! Anything extra you make is great so set whatever target you think you can manage.

    It also doesn't have to be 10 each and every day - some days you make more and some days you make less, but aim for 310 extra at the end of the month.

    The idea is that everyone posts how they are making extra money and these shared ideas help all of us to learn new ways to help cut debt or earn/save money.

    What cannot be added:
    Wages from your main job

    What can be added:
    Overtime
    Income from a second job
    Daily clicks
    Interest
    Vouchers
    Mystery shopping
    And much, much more.

    This board moves pretty quickly, so be sure to subscribe and read it regularly. Below are some ideas to get you started and a great place to read when you're in need of inspiration.

    Sell your old books/DVDs/CDs/games here:
    Amazon.co.uk, play.com, webuybooks, zapper, CEX

    Ebay - a place to sell anything and everything.

    Gumtree, Preloved, cquot, ebid, craigslist, vivastreet, netmums.com, trade-it , Friday ad, priceminster - these are all places you can sell items too.

    Survey sites - mysurvey and pinecone, prolific academic tend to be the best but there are many more it really depends on you finding the ones that work best for you - toluna, harris poll, valued opinions etc

    also join Topcashback and Quidco - type in surveys in the search engine and some will pay you to join up with them.

    Sealed Pot Challenge 2016 - basically you put your change into a jar over the year so in December you should have a nice pot of money to help

    Mobile phone to recycle? try Martin's mobile recycling comparison site first to see where you may get the best deal!

    Music Magpie - have cds/dvds you haven't been able to sell at carboots or online. Try your luck here. Is you do sell your albums/dvds be sure to go via quidco to get a few more pennies

    etsy and folksy - If you enjoy making crafts why not have a go at selling them on etsy or folksy. They've been getting increasingly busier each year.

    Collect Boots points while shopping online.

    Don't forget to search for your online shop at nectar.com before you buy, and earn nectar points for buying online, including ebay.

    Trying to find other ways to make money? Check out the Boost Your Income board. It is full of ideas, including survey companies and product testing.

    Want to help someone else out? Sign up through their referral on the referral board, and leave yours, so someone else can do the same for you.

    Keep reading for lots more ideas on how to make more money each month.

    This month's challenge is to try and make 310 (or any amount of course!) lynnejk is assisting me and will create the challengers list and update it. She will also be answering any questions she can help with and here for general advice. Having been a challenger for a while, she knows her stuff Thank you lynnejk for your help.

    Good luck everybody. Remember to post any questions or comments that you have, and let's go on encouraging each other throughout this month.

    We can and we will do it. Who's in?
    Make 10 a day May 2017 125.48
    Pinecone vouchers earnt 2017 9; Swagbucks 2017 66 QMEE 2017 2.16 Prolific Academic 2017 5.72 Slidejoy 2017 5.48 OnePulse 2017 25.10
    Shop and Scan 2017 10 ConsumerPulse 2017 10
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    • shellyosborne
    • By shellyosborne 11th Mar 17, 11:06 PM
    • 350 Posts
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    shellyosborne
    Another 62.43 ebay and 1 Snatch to add for me today

    Taking my total up to 109.04 so far this month Yay!
    Total Debt 22,799.31 (23/02/2016) 16,880.(paid 25.96%)
    Earn 10 a day
    2015 - 878.91 2016 - 3932.18
    March 2017 - 181.06/310
    April 808.29/800
    May 231.69/310
    • sexylulubelle
    • By sexylulubelle 12th Mar 17, 8:18 AM
    • 1,101 Posts
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    sexylulubelle
    Morning all, been a crazy week so haven't been on here much Its been a productive weekend so far made 81.17 profit on the private catering job bringing my total up to 126.17 hubby is taking me out for late lunch at beef eater as I have a (eat free on your birthday voucher ) and also redeemed 500 points to get 2 free starters. Mmmmmm free food . Hope you all have a good weekend .
    LOVE isn't finding someone you can live with. It's finding someone you can't live WITHOUT
    Nectar points 6830 - 34.15
    5 a day challenge MARCH 151.17/155
    • mizztee
    • By mizztee 12th Mar 17, 9:01 AM
    • 1 Posts
    • 5 Thanks
    mizztee
    Hi. I'm a bit late, but can I join for 10 a day for the rest of the month, please?
    • Debtfreein5yrs
    • By Debtfreein5yrs 12th Mar 17, 11:22 AM
    • 62 Posts
    • 185 Thanks
    Debtfreein5yrs
    Good morning. Beautiful spring day here.
    I've just made an extra payment to a loan of 100 which has saved me 3.40 in interest. Adding this interest to my total
    Total 112.58 / 310
    • carbootcrazy
    • By carbootcrazy 12th Mar 17, 11:57 AM
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    carbootcrazy
    Good morning. Beautiful spring day here.
    Originally posted by Debtfreein5yrs
    I hope you're enjoying your springlike day. It's been drizzling non-stop here today and has now turned to full-blown rain


    Welcome to the challenge, mizztee. Never too late to start. Good luck with your moneymaking


    Have a lovely lunch, sexylulubelle. Meals out always taste so much better when they're free/ish


    Well done to everyone who has added to their money stash this past few days


    Just submitted an online electricity reading and have been informed my direct debit is going up by 7 a month to cover the shortfall. Swings and roundabouts I suppose as what I'll be saving with my new internet/phone supplier will more than cover the electricity increase.


    I hope your cold is getting better, Aesop. Here's a nice soothing hot drink to cheer you up
    Make 10 A Day Challenge 2017. Jan-Apr: 1240.02. May: 380.96
    3-6 Months Emergency Fund Challenge #12: 1200.00/3000. This is such hard going but I will do it.

    Original Debt: 56804 (@ LBM 02/13). Paid : 32316. Balance: 24488
    • January2015
    • By January2015 12th Mar 17, 2:37 PM
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    January2015
    Hi everyone

    Another day scanning books and DVDs. So, I've packed up another 12.81 for Zapper, 15.86 with WBB and 8.13 with Music Magpie. I wasn't going to use MM again but they were books/dvd's that no-one else wanted so it was send to them or put in recycling/charity bin at the shopping centre....easy to send them to MM.

    Also had a sell for 1 offer from eBay, but must list items before end of tomorrow. So I'm on a mad hunt through the house to find what can be sold. I have a couple of bits ready to photograph and list....let's see what else I can find
    DFW Nerd No. 1484 LBM 07/01/15 Debt was 95k I'm driving it down
    1k emergency fund (member #84) 1k/1k
    Xmas 2017 1 p/day challenge No. 20 - 420/730
    Make 10 p/day Feb 74.31, Mar 664.37 Apr 40
    • VintageHistorian
    • By VintageHistorian 12th Mar 17, 3:46 PM
    • 96 Posts
    • 455 Thanks
    VintageHistorian
    Cashed out 21.55 from Prolific!

    Also finally got my cashback from AA breakdown, so requested a payout from Quidco but won't add this until it safely arrives!

    March total - 21.55/62
    "You won't bloom until you're planted" - Graffiti spotted in Newcastle.

    Make 3 a Day in May 2017 - 0.00/93 (2017 total - 112.98) | Womble #03 - 4.32 | Overpayments - 490.88
    • Aesop
    • By Aesop 12th Mar 17, 4:05 PM
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    Aesop
    Morning all, been a crazy week so haven't been on here much Its been a productive weekend so far made 81.17 profit on the private catering job bringing my total up to 126.17 hubby is taking me out for late lunch at beef eater as I have a (eat free on your birthday voucher ) and also redeemed 500 points to get 2 free starters. Mmmmmm free food . Hope you all have a good weekend .
    Originally posted by sexylulubelle
    Happy belated birthday. hope you enjoyed your lunch.
    Make 10 a day May 2017 125.48
    Pinecone vouchers earnt 2017 9; Swagbucks 2017 66 QMEE 2017 2.16 Prolific Academic 2017 5.72 Slidejoy 2017 5.48 OnePulse 2017 25.10
    Shop and Scan 2017 10 ConsumerPulse 2017 10
    • Aesop
    • By Aesop 12th Mar 17, 4:07 PM
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    Aesop
    Good afternoon. Hope you're all having a great day.
    I've made a real boost to my 'pot' today. I returned a faulty item that I'd received as a present at Christmas. Was offered a replacement or a refund. Now whilst I loved the item it was a want and not a need so I opted for the refund. Hope this qualifies for this challenge?
    Assuming it does then that's another 48.88 to add to my total.
    Total 109.18 / 310

    If I can make or find another 82p today then for the first time I will be on target for 10 a day!!
    Originally posted by Debtfreein5yrs
    yes you can and we'll done on being so string to say a want nit a need.
    Make 10 a day May 2017 125.48
    Pinecone vouchers earnt 2017 9; Swagbucks 2017 66 QMEE 2017 2.16 Prolific Academic 2017 5.72 Slidejoy 2017 5.48 OnePulse 2017 25.10
    Shop and Scan 2017 10 ConsumerPulse 2017 10
    • Aesop
    • By Aesop 12th Mar 17, 4:09 PM
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    Aesop
    Well done for sudden sales flurries on eBay, refunds for faulty/substandard goods and all the other ways that money has been made by people since I was here last. I love this thread, never a dull moment


    Tabletop sale was OK-ish especially as I was selling very low-cost items. Made 59.30 profit after fees so I can't grumble. Sold some of my late Mum's stash of sewing materials to a lovely lady who makes things to sell for the local Hospice. I know her quite well, she's 100% genuine not just 'trying it on' to get something for nothing and I let her have some of the stuff at a big discount. Would have made more otherwise. Even then I felt mean that I didn't give it to her for nothing. I know where she lives so I'll drop some 'free' bits and bobs off at her house next week.


    Bit of a result at supermarket on way home. Not my local branch and on checking my receipt when I got home I saw I'd been charged full price for some reduced smoked haddock that I only bought because it was cheap . This never happens at my own branch, reductions always go through correctly. Double-checked my till receipt in case any other things had been wrongly priced and was gobsmacked to see that a gammon joint and a melon hadn't been charged for at all. After adjusting to account for the haddock overcharge I 'made' 5.14 on the deal. Feel guilty but going to add it to my total anyway
    Originally posted by carbootcrazy


    how lovely of you CBC. I am sure she appreciated you need to make money too and to offer a discount is very generous.

    :angel:
    Make 10 a day May 2017 125.48
    Pinecone vouchers earnt 2017 9; Swagbucks 2017 66 QMEE 2017 2.16 Prolific Academic 2017 5.72 Slidejoy 2017 5.48 OnePulse 2017 25.10
    Shop and Scan 2017 10 ConsumerPulse 2017 10
    • Aesop
    • By Aesop 12th Mar 17, 4:20 PM
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    Aesop
    hiya
    Up to 7.01 - 11p petrol freebie, 5 swags and 1.90 interest

    I've joined snatch but I'm not having much luck there but I only joined today. Happy to use a ref code if someone wants to pm one.

    My mobile xpressions appears have gone up the doodah as well...anyone know how to fix?
    Originally posted by Sugarplum634
    sorry only just seen this. don't know if there is a snatch thread.not really been on much.

    mobile x pression s what's happening? are you on the old account where you get one credit a week?

    they are kicking people of this. I signed up and used new email and old number and now get 2 credits a week. they have no John Lewis vouchers which I cashed out for. so waiting on that.
    Make 10 a day May 2017 125.48
    Pinecone vouchers earnt 2017 9; Swagbucks 2017 66 QMEE 2017 2.16 Prolific Academic 2017 5.72 Slidejoy 2017 5.48 OnePulse 2017 25.10
    Shop and Scan 2017 10 ConsumerPulse 2017 10
    • angelicious
    • By angelicious 12th Mar 17, 5:57 PM
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    angelicious
    Afternoon everyone, sorry i haven't been updating but I have been beavering away earning money.

    Total so far: 258 all from overtime, have loads more overtime booked for the rest of the month too so should easily beat target

    Hoping to start car boots next Sunday too, weather permitting. Have a house full of stuff to get rid of and am determined this will be the year I get the house decluttered and sorted out. Have a couple of big expenditures coming up, need to change my car this year and have booked a holiday for December too so need to make a s much money as possible over the next while Am also starting to think about when I can retire so need to start planning and saving like crazy for that. Ideally I'd like to retire at 55 so that's 12.5 years from now, just need to sit down now and work out how I'm going to make that happen
    Last edited by angelicious; 12-03-2017 at 6:06 PM.
    Make 10 a month May'17 935.00/1000 April '17 456/1500 Mar '17 709.00/310, Jan '17 104/310, Feb '17 437.55/280
    Frugal Living Challenge 2017
    EMERGENCY FUND #200. 20/1000
    Emergency 3-6 month fund 1000/7200
    How much will you spend 2017 411.79 - as of 13/01/17
    • sunshine81
    • By sunshine81 12th Mar 17, 8:53 PM
    • 777 Posts
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    sunshine81
    Last total (10/03/17) 98.10
    Prolific Academic cashout 29.29
    New total 127.39
    PAD challenge starting over 2 March 2017!
    Barclaycard: 2581.37/5005.28 (51.57%) Tesco CC: 5396.86/5396.86 (100%) Next: 87.98/670.57 (13.12%) Santander CC 0/1515 (0%) Virgin Money 0/4400 (0%)

    PAYDBX2017: 3463.20/11072.71 (31.28%)
    • sunshine81
    • By sunshine81 13th Mar 17, 8:25 AM
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    sunshine81
    Last total (12/03/17) 127.39
    Quidco cashout 17.54
    New total 144.93 (ooh makes me a day ahead ha)
    PAD challenge starting over 2 March 2017!
    Barclaycard: 2581.37/5005.28 (51.57%) Tesco CC: 5396.86/5396.86 (100%) Next: 87.98/670.57 (13.12%) Santander CC 0/1515 (0%) Virgin Money 0/4400 (0%)

    PAYDBX2017: 3463.20/11072.71 (31.28%)
    • carbootcrazy
    • By carbootcrazy 13th Mar 17, 9:02 AM
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    carbootcrazy
    Hi everyone

    Another day scanning books and DVDs. So, I've packed up another 12.81 for Zapper, 15.86 with WBB and 8.13 with Music Magpie. I wasn't going to use MM again but they were books/dvd's that no-one else wanted so it was send to them or put in recycling/charity bin at the shopping centre....easy to send them to MM.
    Originally posted by January2015
    You're on a roll there, January. Well done.


    I spend hours entering barcodes on these sites but they never want any of my books (apart from the ones I can sell for many times more on Amazon than these bulk-buy sites offer). I've done OK with CDs on MM in the past though but have no more left to sell
    Make 10 A Day Challenge 2017. Jan-Apr: 1240.02. May: 380.96
    3-6 Months Emergency Fund Challenge #12: 1200.00/3000. This is such hard going but I will do it.

    Original Debt: 56804 (@ LBM 02/13). Paid : 32316. Balance: 24488
    • carbootcrazy
    • By carbootcrazy 13th Mar 17, 9:09 AM
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    carbootcrazy
    ......Hoping to start car boots next Sunday too, weather permitting. Have a house full of stuff to get rid of .....
    Originally posted by angelicious
    Yay, almost outdoor car boot season. Tabletops are OK but profits are so much less as the amount of buyers is so much smaller. At least it's not cold, wet or windy inside though. I probably will give the very first outdoor ones a miss as in past years we've had sudden sleet showers and all sorts. I'm a bit of a fairweather carbooter


    Good Luck with your decluttering. Having a time incentive is always a great motivator
    Make 10 A Day Challenge 2017. Jan-Apr: 1240.02. May: 380.96
    3-6 Months Emergency Fund Challenge #12: 1200.00/3000. This is such hard going but I will do it.

    Original Debt: 56804 (@ LBM 02/13). Paid : 32316. Balance: 24488
    • Pennydreams3
    • By Pennydreams3 13th Mar 17, 12:13 PM
    • 88 Posts
    • 465 Thanks
    Pennydreams3
    Resurrected my old Nectar account and got my new card through the post just now. It has 11.51 on it! Adding that to my total if that's ok?
    New total is 265.23/310
    44.77 to go!
    Sealed pot challenge 10 - 123 : )
    It all started with a penny and a pot..
    MFW 2017 #107 934.50/3000
    Remaining balance 157,719.60
    • carbootcrazy
    • By carbootcrazy 13th Mar 17, 12:25 PM
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    carbootcrazy
    Resurrected my old Nectar account and got my new card through the post just now. It has 11.51 on it! Adding that to my total if that's ok?
    New total is 265.23/310
    44.77 to go!
    Originally posted by Pennydreams3
    Lovely to find money we'd forgotten about. I'm sure it's OK to add it but Lynne or Aesop will let you know for definite


    Checked my bank account and have now received 23.77 from Prolific (which includes money from one of my referral's cashing out) and 8 from postal survey. Still waiting for my 50 Populus cheque which apparently is in transit, plus the money I earned for the week's delivery work at end of Feb. March looks like being my best month

    Have a great week, everyone
    Make 10 A Day Challenge 2017. Jan-Apr: 1240.02. May: 380.96
    3-6 Months Emergency Fund Challenge #12: 1200.00/3000. This is such hard going but I will do it.

    Original Debt: 56804 (@ LBM 02/13). Paid : 32316. Balance: 24488
    • angelicious
    • By angelicious 13th Mar 17, 2:37 PM
    • 159 Posts
    • 1,245 Thanks
    angelicious
    I'm a bit like that myself to be honest CBC but I have so much stuff to declutter I need to just bite the bullet and get on with it
    Make 10 a month May'17 935.00/1000 April '17 456/1500 Mar '17 709.00/310, Jan '17 104/310, Feb '17 437.55/280
    Frugal Living Challenge 2017
    EMERGENCY FUND #200. 20/1000
    Emergency 3-6 month fund 1000/7200
    How much will you spend 2017 411.79 - as of 13/01/17
    • Pennydreams3
    • By Pennydreams3 13th Mar 17, 3:37 PM
    • 88 Posts
    • 465 Thanks
    Pennydreams3
    Just received 300 points from a survey worth 3 so now 268.23/310 and 41.77 to go
    Sealed pot challenge 10 - 123 : )
    It all started with a penny and a pot..
    MFW 2017 #107 934.50/3000
    Remaining balance 157,719.60
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