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    • Ellieseleven
    • By Ellieseleven 30th Nov 17, 4:56 PM
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    Ellieseleven
    Saving for Christmas 2018 - 1 a day challenge
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    • 30th Nov 17, 4:56 PM
    Saving for Christmas 2018 - 1 a day challenge 30th Nov 17 at 4:56 PM
    This is the saving for Christmas 2018 - A pound a day challenge


    Back by popular demand


    The Aim: To save a 1 a day from 1st December 2017 to 30th November 2018. How you save your 1 doesn't really matter, whether it be a 1 in a tin, an on-line account or anywhere else that suits you.


    We will open our tins or have access to our accounts on 1st December 2018 and declare out total amounts saved


    Then it's spend, spend, spend for Xmas 2018 on whatever you like.


    I've had great success for the last 4 years and use a sealed tin. For 2017 I saved 2 each day instead of 1 and this really does take a lot of the stress out of Christmas, also, I have a great time counting out all my 1 coins at the end.


    You soon get into the habit of putting a 1 a day away and just think this time next year you will have a healthy chunk of money towards the expense of Christmas


    If you would like to join in pop your name down and I will allocate a number for you.


    So come on everyone, decide on where you are going to keep your pounds and let's get saving!


    Happy Savings Happy Xmas Happy New Year
    Last edited by Ellieseleven; 30-11-2017 at 4:59 PM.
    Debt Free 1st March 2017
    Saving for Xmas 2017 #1 548/ 732
    DFBXMAS 2017 #18 1978/1,978 100%
    EF #142 - 1027/1000
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    • Ellieseleven
    • By Ellieseleven 30th Nov 17, 4:58 PM
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    Ellieseleven
    • #2
    • 30th Nov 17, 4:58 PM
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    • 30th Nov 17, 4:58 PM
    member list

    1. Ellieseleven - 0/730
    2. Westie983 - 0/365
    3 TripleChocChip - 0/600
    4. Lady T - 0/500
    5. Missu - 0/600
    6. Determined new ms - 0/450
    7. Adventureofmemories - 0/365
    8. Mrs Shazbat - 0/365
    9. Taskey - 0/365
    10 Crazy_cat_lady - 0/365
    11. Miss D Meanour - 0/365
    12 PurpleJay - 0/365
    13. Dreamer Helen - 0/1000
    14. Rainedays - 0/365
    15. BBH123 - 0/365
    16. LuckyPenny - 0/365
    Last edited by Ellieseleven; 07-12-2017 at 4:29 PM.
    Debt Free 1st March 2017
    Saving for Xmas 2017 #1 548/ 732
    DFBXMAS 2017 #18 1978/1,978 100%
    EF #142 - 1027/1000
    • Ellieseleven
    • By Ellieseleven 30th Nov 17, 5:00 PM
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    • #3
    • 30th Nov 17, 5:00 PM
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    • 30th Nov 17, 5:00 PM
    Saved for any other information
    Debt Free 1st March 2017
    Saving for Xmas 2017 #1 548/ 732
    DFBXMAS 2017 #18 1978/1,978 100%
    EF #142 - 1027/1000
    • triple choc chip
    • By triple choc chip 30th Nov 17, 6:55 PM
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    triple choc chip
    • #4
    • 30th Nov 17, 6:55 PM
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    • 30th Nov 17, 6:55 PM
    Yes please, Ellie!
    I was #3 this year and will be happy to keep it again.
    Aiming for 600 next year
    Thank you!
    TTC
    Life's greatest satisfactions: Getting the last laugh, having the last word and paying the last instalment.
    Debt Free since 6.8.13
    Saving for Xmas 2017 #3: 594/650 91.38 %
    Saving for Xmas 2018 #3: 24/600 4%
    Emergency fund 1k
    • adventureofmemories
    • By adventureofmemories 30th Nov 17, 7:31 PM
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    • #5
    • 30th Nov 17, 7:31 PM
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    • 30th Nov 17, 7:31 PM
    Would I be able to do this challenge if I put 31 away in my bank account each month
    #2571000EFC 124.25/1,000 24.25 SPC#201(going towards my EF) #01H2B'18C 0.00/2,400
    • Lady-T
    • By Lady-T 30th Nov 17, 10:20 PM
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    Lady-T
    • #6
    • 30th Nov 17, 10:20 PM
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    • 30th Nov 17, 10:20 PM
    Hi Ellie

    Please put me down again for 2018. Going to try and save 500!

    Can I be moved up the list please, I'm currently no. 31.

    Thanks.
    Saving for Xmas 2017 #31: 400/365
    • Missu
    • By Missu 30th Nov 17, 10:41 PM
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    Missu
    • #7
    • 30th Nov 17, 10:41 PM
    • #7
    • 30th Nov 17, 10:41 PM
    Ooooooh I've been waiting and watching. Can I have a number please with a target of 365? 🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄
    Mortgage at 26/9/12 92000 :eek
    Balance at 1/12/17 51869
    Saving for Xmas 0/600
    • Missu
    • By Missu 30th Nov 17, 10:42 PM
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    Missu
    • #8
    • 30th Nov 17, 10:42 PM
    • #8
    • 30th Nov 17, 10:42 PM
    Oh I meant target of 600
    Mortgage at 26/9/12 92000 :eek
    Balance at 1/12/17 51869
    Saving for Xmas 0/600
    • determined new ms
    • By determined new ms 1st Dec 17, 6:10 AM
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    • #9
    • 1st Dec 17, 6:10 AM
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    • 1st Dec 17, 6:10 AM
    Would I be able to do this challenge if I put 31 away in my bank account each month
    Originally posted by adventureofmemories
    yes that's how I did it this year

    Hi can I join? I am aiming for a target of 450 this year
    DF as at 30/12/16
    Wombling '16 287.33 Roadkill 28.25
    Wombling YTD 2982.2/Roadkill 8.63
    SFDs Oct 13/15 CC saved 2372.50
    • MrsShazbat
    • By MrsShazbat 2nd Dec 17, 9:14 PM
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    MrsShazbat
    Yes count me in please (presume I'll stay as #8)
    Last edited by MrsShazbat; 03-12-2017 at 6:00 PM.
    * Xmas 2018 #8 0 / 365 * (2017 496.53; 2016 424.32) * SPCNo.11 #66
    (SPCNo.10 682.31 * SPCNo.9 442.64 * inc Quidco to 2/11/17 249.69) *
    • taskey
    • By taskey 3rd Dec 17, 11:09 AM
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    taskey
    Yes please. Aiming for 1 per day minimum
    1 a day for Xmas 2018 #9 13/365 As at 13/12/17 - 2 savers club 6 14/12/17
    DEC 17 1 - Overdraft 1 p/day when used 650 2 - Next account 108.99 3 - Argos card 0% interest till Oct 18 369.52 4 - Tesco CC 0% interest till nov 18 2207.33 5 - Loan d/d set up and paying till 1/7/20 6 - Mortgage - looking to pay extra per month/day
    • crazy_cat_lady
    • By crazy_cat_lady 3rd Dec 17, 2:58 PM
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    crazy_cat_lady
    I'm in again this year please Ellie. It really helps me xxx
    RYSAW17 #1 1313.42 20p Savers #88 1 a day for Xmas # DFD 6 Nov 15 - paid 28,447
    • Westie983
    • By Westie983 3rd Dec 17, 5:10 PM
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    Westie983
    Hi Ellie,

    Can I take #2 slot please? if not ill keep my #6.

    Westie983
    Save 12k in 2018 #10 Total (25,000)+0.00/12,000 = 0.0%
    Sealed Pot Challenge ~ 11 #97 Total (410) + 0.00/800 = 51.25% ( x 11)
    Xmas 2017 1 a Day #6 Total 400/365 = 109.58%
    Virtual Sealed Pot #1 Total 1,800/1,800 = 100.00%
    2 Savers Club 2017 #3 Total (1,450)+-450/2,000 = 50.00%

    Total 28,560/16,965 = 168.34%

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    • MrsShazbat
    • By MrsShazbat 3rd Dec 17, 6:01 PM
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    MrsShazbat
    Would I be able to do this challenge if I put 31 away in my bank account each month
    Originally posted by adventureofmemories
    This is how I do it
    * Xmas 2018 #8 0 / 365 * (2017 496.53; 2016 424.32) * SPCNo.11 #66
    (SPCNo.10 682.31 * SPCNo.9 442.64 * inc Quidco to 2/11/17 249.69) *
    • Miss D Meanour
    • By Miss D Meanour 4th Dec 17, 5:57 AM
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    Miss D Meanour
    Hi there
    I'd love to join again; I was #40 in 2017 and I'll aim for 365 again this year.
    Thanks Elliieseleven
    Miss DM
    LBM- June 2009 - 15 year plan started, Dec 2016 - half way there
    SPC - 10. #574 - 544.30 ...SPC11 - 15 / 500
    Xmas 2018 - #11: 0 / 365. .......... CCCC 2017 - #9: 122 / 150
    PAYDBX 2017 #23: 7,231.51 / 8,100. .......... MFW2017 - #2: 7,615.91 / 7,000
    No matter how far you go, you always take yourself with you
    • PurpleJay
    • By PurpleJay 4th Dec 17, 12:34 PM
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    PurpleJay
    Hi


    Can I join in please? I will aim for a minimum of 1 per day but hoping to save 500 in total.


    Thank you.


    Purplejay
    • rainedays
    • By rainedays 5th Dec 17, 9:14 PM
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    rainedays
    Evening all can I join in with this challenge please Aiming for 365 x
    • BBH123
    • By BBH123 6th Dec 17, 11:49 AM
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    BBH123
    I'd like to join this please, was so inspiring reading about everyone's effforts this year


    Could you put me down for a 1 a day although I'd like to achieve 600.


    I have found the best popcorn bottle ever for my money and its huge lol
    • DreamerHelen
    • By DreamerHelen 6th Dec 17, 10:46 PM
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    DreamerHelen
    Hi Ellie...Can I join again please? I failed miserably this Year and had to drop out but I've already started and am going to try to aim for 1000 if that's okay....I'm already at 45 so far...

    If I can have number 13 that would be great but if not I'm happy with whatever number you give me...

    Thanks for running this Ellie... xXx
    Committed To Paying Off My Debts AND Saving
    3-6 Month Emergency Fund #1 105/6000
    General 1000 Emergency Fund #13 60/1000
    MSE Sealed Pot Challenge #089 - Stars from SueUU x25
    • Ellieseleven
    • By Ellieseleven 7th Dec 17, 4:30 PM
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    Ellieseleven
    Yes please, Ellie!
    I was #3 this year and will be happy to keep it again.
    Aiming for 600 next year
    Thank you!
    TTC
    Originally posted by triple choc chip
    Hello again TCC,


    Number 3 allocated to you - here's to another good year


    Ellie x
    Debt Free 1st March 2017
    Saving for Xmas 2017 #1 548/ 732
    DFBXMAS 2017 #18 1978/1,978 100%
    EF #142 - 1027/1000
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