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    • dreamtruce
    • By dreamtruce 18th Apr 17, 7:53 AM
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    dreamtruce
    May Penny Pincher Challenge
    • #1
    • 18th Apr 17, 7:53 AM
    May Penny Pincher Challenge 18th Apr 17 at 7:53 AM

    Creating your list
    • Choose 10 every day tasks that you can do each day - Worth 1 pt each
    • Choose 3 Monthly tasks to do in the month - worth 5 pt each
    • Choose 2 Self care / personal development goals - worth 5 pt each
    Everyone should have 15 items on their list.
    You can earn an extra 5pts for trying every task once

    Rules & Guidance
    • Keep count of how many times you do the tasks during the month
      There isn't a limit to how many times you can do the task
      but at least aim to do each item at least once!
    • You are more than welcome to include other challenges here
    • You may choose the same tasks each month but please try one new way each month, just to help you avoid being stuck in a rut!
    • Post your progress regularly & share other ways that you've found to save money and we can add it to the list
    • Join in with weekly chats and challenges (some may not be focused around saving money!)
    • Try your best and there is no "failures" as there is always next month to try again.
      This is not a race either.
    • *new* You may change your lists as needed


    To Join
    Post your 15 tasks from the list below & act on them throughout the month.
    You will get given a number and the members list will be posted below.
    Be sure to keep us updated with your progress so we can add your points

    Useful templates
    Penny Pincher monthly task chart
    Penny Pincher Master Task List
    * due to change these a little soon! *
    Last edited by dreamtruce; 18-04-2017 at 7:55 AM.
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    • Jo Blogs
    • By Jo Blogs 12th May 17, 3:36 AM
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    Jo Blogs
    Good morning everyone

    Great going with the challenge

    Chugging along on the May bandwagon express and I have for yesterday and today......

    Checked my bank account(s) (4 points)
    Checked my savings account(s) (4 points)
    Made a payment into my savings account(s) (4 points)
    Today will be NSD No.12 (4 points)
    Went for 8 walks (4 point)
    Spent an hour doing creative art (3 point)

    Wishing you all a super MPPDay!
    Saved Nitty Gritty £6585.48 [132%] / £5000-[July] £455.47 for the 'Save 12k in 2017' #157
    2017 Womble #35 £3882.77 June NSDs 24/15CCCChl 34/52 weeks
    June PPChl#002 Pts 225
    • ceb1995
    • By ceb1995 13th May 17, 11:59 AM
    • 140 Posts
    • 134 Thanks
    ceb1995
    Been under the weather so haven't posted in a few days, had a bad bout of hayfever and indigestion so spent one day at home that got me an NSD on thursday but have bought medicines and lazy food so no other money saving to report really. Currently on £50/140 of my personal spend budget, which I m quite pleased with, going to buy OH a takeaway and cake for his birthday but otherwise i think i could come under budget this month,
    Earnings 2017:
    Swagbucks £49
    Cashback: £113.04
    • Jo Blogs
    • By Jo Blogs 14th May 17, 5:27 AM
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    Jo Blogs
    Good morning everyone

    Chugging along on the May bandwagon express and I have......

    Checked my bank account(s) (1 point)
    Checked my savings account(s) (1 point)
    Made a payment into my savings account(s) (1 point)
    Today will be NSD No.13 (1 point)
    Went for a walk yesterday (1 point)
    Spent an hour doing creative art (1 point)

    Wishing you all a super MPPDay!
    Saved Nitty Gritty £6585.48 [132%] / £5000-[July] £455.47 for the 'Save 12k in 2017' #157
    2017 Womble #35 £3882.77 June NSDs 24/15CCCChl 34/52 weeks
    June PPChl#002 Pts 225
    • Jelllibeanz
    • By Jelllibeanz 14th May 17, 4:06 PM
    • 67 Posts
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    Jelllibeanz
    Hello everyone

    I managed 4 NSDs last week partly thanks to a training day with lunch laid on(4 points),
    Haven't spent any cash as such so there a no more £1 coins to add
    And I drank way too much wine last night, but it was fun and life is for living
    Otherwise there has been little change. Oh well next week should be more fruitful as we creep closer towards the end of the month.
    Might get my camera out and take a couple of pics for FB sales.

    Hope you're all having a fab weekend.
    Control freak taking back the reins MF and DF Wannabe
    M '09 = £103k M Feb '17 =£79.9k, June 17 = £74.6k Original End Date = Apr '34
    CC = £2900 £1750
    Loan = £7000 £6600
    Onwards and upwards
    • ceb1995
    • By ceb1995 18th May 17, 12:59 PM
    • 140 Posts
    • 134 Thanks
    ceb1995
    Not much report now on 6 NSDs for the month, had a few small spends so now I m on £80/£140. Looks like I should end up on budget for this month, if not hopefully under as another honeymoon cost has ended up slightly higher than I thought on the plus side i m doing pretty well on cashback recently.
    Earnings 2017:
    Swagbucks £49
    Cashback: £113.04
    • Jo Blogs
    • By Jo Blogs 19th May 17, 7:13 AM
    • 675 Posts
    • 2,174 Thanks
    Jo Blogs
    Good morning everyone

    Great going with the challenge

    Chugging along on the May bandwagon express and I have for the past few days and today......

    Checked my bank account(s) (4 points)
    Checked my savings account(s) (4 points)
    Opened a new regular saver (1 point)
    Made a payment into my savings account(s) (4 points)
    Today will be NSD No.18 (4 points)
    Went for 8 walks (4 points)

    Hope you all have a great MPPDay!
    Saved Nitty Gritty £6585.48 [132%] / £5000-[July] £455.47 for the 'Save 12k in 2017' #157
    2017 Womble #35 £3882.77 June NSDs 24/15CCCChl 34/52 weeks
    June PPChl#002 Pts 225
    • ceb1995
    • By ceb1995 25th May 17, 1:20 PM
    • 140 Posts
    • 134 Thanks
    ceb1995
    Not much to report for the past few days, no NSDS as have had some small spends and went shopping for wedding bits this morning so ended up buying breakfast out, now on £120/£140 for this months spending with just under a week to go. I think I should be hopefully much stricter next month, just need to stay in most of my weeks holiday.
    Earnings 2017:
    Swagbucks £49
    Cashback: £113.04
    • Jo Blogs
    • By Jo Blogs 26th May 17, 4:34 AM
    • 675 Posts
    • 2,174 Thanks
    Jo Blogs
    Good morning everyone

    It's been very hectic over the past couple of weeks, so not reported much. Done all the usual NSDs, checking bank accounts etc, and also checked my tax - due for a nice tax rebate very soon - thank you muchly
    Saved Nitty Gritty £6585.48 [132%] / £5000-[July] £455.47 for the 'Save 12k in 2017' #157
    2017 Womble #35 £3882.77 June NSDs 24/15CCCChl 34/52 weeks
    June PPChl#002 Pts 225
    • dreamtruce
    • By dreamtruce 28th May 17, 10:29 PM
    • 89 Posts
    • 141 Thanks
    dreamtruce
    hey sorry I have been away - Life's been a little hectic with getting the house sorted.
    We're pretty much all unpacked apart from some non-important boxes upstairs.

    i'll be returning for June and will be keeping track in my new shiny planner and on my phone too,
    so I can't get away with excuses of not tracking now.

    I hope everyone has had a good month and look forward to starting the new month with you all
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