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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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    • Princess Money Penny
    • By Princess Money Penny 1st Jan 18, 6:56 PM
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    Princess Money Penny
    Hello

    Can't remember if I signed up already??? But starting today anyway Id like to do £1 a day so already on catch up! With £8 going in today 8/365
    • Shelbi
    • By Shelbi 1st Jan 18, 8:33 PM
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    Shelbi
    Hi... Can I please join in too...can I be put down for £2 per day please...until the end of November, so £668...which if I manage it will do very nicely next year! Thanks Shelbi... x
    Debt at 5th attempt
    step 1-1 debt vs 100days chpt27- £4603.46/£4603.46 (100%)- deadline 29.12.17- Done!!
    Step2- cc £1,533.56/£5482.83 (27%) deadline 01.05.2018-new dfd goal date:31.03.2018
    Save £2 for Xmas 2018- 0/£668
    £10 a day challenge Jan #23- £58.74/£310
    NST Jan challenge #40 NSD-9/18
    • Bookaholic
    • By Bookaholic 2nd Jan 18, 11:57 AM
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    Bookaholic
    Another £3 just added to the pot. Taking me up to £6 (plus whatever shrapnel was already in there)
    Money saved for Christmas 2018 £6/£500
    No more Buying Books challenge - read 2 books 2017-18
    January NSDs - 3/15
    • Princess Money Penny
    • By Princess Money Penny 2nd Jan 18, 9:22 PM
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    Princess Money Penny
    I've added £2 today I'm doubling up until I catch up for December
    Sealed pot challenge 2018 #016 = £24.35.75
    £1 a day challenge 2018 = £18/£365
    Jan 2018 Grocery Challenge = £48.72/£260
    Declutter one item a day 2018 70/365
    • triple choc chip
    • By triple choc chip 3rd Jan 18, 12:39 AM
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    triple choc chip
    Quick update from me because I really should be asleep!
    #3: £31/£600
    Happy New Year everybody!
    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 2018 #3: £67/£600 11.17%
    Emergency fund £1k
    • adventureofmemories
    • By adventureofmemories 5th Jan 18, 9:24 PM
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    adventureofmemories
    Got paid today.

    £31.00 in my Christmas fund .
    Debt to fiancee - £404.00 (left to pay) | Save £12,000 in 2018 - £371.90 all together|2,018 items in 2018 (8/2,018)
    • Westie983
    • By Westie983 5th Jan 18, 11:18 PM
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    Westie983
    Well done all.

    Keep going

    Westie983
    Save 12k in 2018 #10 Total (£25,000)+£2,500/£12,000 = 20.83%
    Sealed Pot Challenge ~ 11 #97 Total (£410) + £0/£800 = 0.00% ( x 11)
    Xmas 2018 £1 a Day #2 Total £0/£365 = 0.0%
    Virtual Sealed Pot #1 Total £150/£1,000 = 15.00%
    £2 Savers Club 2018 #16 Total (£1,500)+-490/£2,000 = 50.50%

    Total £2,650/£16,165 = 16.39%

    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
    • Chappie77
    • By Chappie77 7th Jan 18, 3:19 PM
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    Chappie77
    Afternoon!

    I still haven't received my number yet (maybe #71 like last year to save the hassle?) Anyway, checking in for the first time this year..

    # - £53 paid in to catch up = £53/£500

    Is it ok to set my target for £500?

    Chappie x
    Payment a Day 2018 Very £227.17/£1234.09 Saving for Xmas 2018 £55/£500 Virtual Sealed Pot 2018 £60/£700 PAYDBX2018 £450.48/£7268.47 £2 Savers Club 2018 £68
    • LuckyPenny
    • By LuckyPenny 7th Jan 18, 7:35 PM
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    LuckyPenny
    Slowly adding to my pot as I sell a few things on Facebook. I'll check in properly at the end of the month. LP x
    1% Challenge #28 £129.41/£4000 3.2%
    Pay off all debts by Xmas 2017 #40 £532.87/£6500 Christmas 2018 Saving #16 £15/365
    Competition wins £12,029
    Declutter 3 per day
    • Westie983
    • By Westie983 7th Jan 18, 7:55 PM
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    Westie983
    Afternoon!

    I still haven't received my number yet (maybe #71 like last year to save the hassle?) Anyway, checking in for the first time this year..

    # - £53 paid in to catch up = £53/£500

    Is it ok to set my target for £500?

    Chappie x
    Originally posted by Chappie77
    I would say that is fine Chappie, I am keeping an eye over the thread while Ellie is away, im sure she will make contact when she is next able too.

    Westie983
    Save 12k in 2018 #10 Total (£25,000)+£2,500/£12,000 = 20.83%
    Sealed Pot Challenge ~ 11 #97 Total (£410) + £0/£800 = 0.00% ( x 11)
    Xmas 2018 £1 a Day #2 Total £0/£365 = 0.0%
    Virtual Sealed Pot #1 Total £150/£1,000 = 15.00%
    £2 Savers Club 2018 #16 Total (£1,500)+-490/£2,000 = 50.50%

    Total £2,650/£16,165 = 16.39%

    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
    • BBH123
    • By BBH123 7th Jan 18, 7:55 PM
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    BBH123
    Hi everyone

    I'm putting my £1 day in every Friday when I get my weekly cash out.
    It's working really well x
    • taskey
    • By taskey 9th Jan 18, 10:00 AM
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    taskey
    still on track in mine and hubbys tins - although had to use 2 x £2 coins as had no other change - not happy. must plan better
    £1 a day for Xmas 2018 #9 £40/£365 9/1/18 | £2 savers club #11 £24| £50p's #4 £13.50 | Jan take lunch to work #18 14/15
    JAN 18 £12,063.03
    DEC 17 £12,390.56
    • triple choc chip
    • By triple choc chip 11th Jan 18, 10:19 AM
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    triple choc chip
    I've finished sorting out what's left of the various loyalty points after Xmas, plus a couple of disputed TCB's from last year have been confirmed. It given my total a great boost to:
    #3 £58/£600
    Almost at 10% before the end of January, very happy with that
    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 2018 #3: £67/£600 11.17%
    Emergency fund £1k
    • A Random Man
    • By A Random Man 13th Jan 18, 6:33 PM
    • 129 Posts
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    A Random Man
    Currently got £14 in my savings account as i have set up a s/o to cover this each week
    Credit card 1 £600/0 (100% Paid)|Credit Card 2 £4500/£1284.25 (71.46% Paid)|Loan £7500/7223.53(3.68% Paid)
    Payment A Day total: £20.00
    • Chappie77
    • By Chappie77 14th Jan 18, 7:16 PM
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    Chappie77
    Thanks Westie...you are doing a great job

    Checking in again with £2 added this week = £55

    Chappie x
    Payment a Day 2018 Very £227.17/£1234.09 Saving for Xmas 2018 £55/£500 Virtual Sealed Pot 2018 £60/£700 PAYDBX2018 £450.48/£7268.47 £2 Savers Club 2018 £68
    • Westie983
    • By Westie983 14th Jan 18, 8:19 PM
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    Westie983
    Thanks Westie...you are doing a great job

    Checking in again with £2 added this week = £55

    Chappie x
    Originally posted by Chappie77
    Why thanks you, sadly I dont have access to issue numbers and im not sure if you can gain access as an admin to a thread.

    I will try and find out, If Ellie is finding it hard to keep it up, I may just allocate numbers to keep things moving.

    Westie983
    Last edited by Westie983; 14-01-2018 at 8:38 PM.
    Save 12k in 2018 #10 Total (£25,000)+£2,500/£12,000 = 20.83%
    Sealed Pot Challenge ~ 11 #97 Total (£410) + £0/£800 = 0.00% ( x 11)
    Xmas 2018 £1 a Day #2 Total £0/£365 = 0.0%
    Virtual Sealed Pot #1 Total £150/£1,000 = 15.00%
    £2 Savers Club 2018 #16 Total (£1,500)+-490/£2,000 = 50.50%

    Total £2,650/£16,165 = 16.39%

    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
    • Westie983
    • By Westie983 14th Jan 18, 8:26 PM
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    Westie983
    Number allocation.
    Hi all,

    Okay I am going to allocate numbers to you all and Ellie can update when she is next on line so here goes.

    16. Julie Toots
    17. BritOnABudget
    18. Chocolatedrinker
    19. Blackberrycurved
    20. Vegainer
    21. Itslulu
    22. A Random Man
    23. threepenny bit
    24. IreneCWP
    25. Kazzie_m
    27. Rockabillygirl
    28. Flyingmamma
    29. Lauralozzie
    30. nannygladys
    31. IrishRose12
    32. Bookaholic
    33. Claremylove
    34. Flee
    35. Buffythedebtslayer
    36. Chappie77
    37. Tinkers7
    38. Princess Money Penny
    39. ruby_eskimo
    40. Adventureofmemories
    41. Treasurequeen
    42. Cavendishwobble
    43. Shelbi
    44. BBH123

    If I have missed anyone let me know.

    Westie983
    Last edited by Westie983; 14-01-2018 at 9:07 PM.
    Save 12k in 2018 #10 Total (£25,000)+£2,500/£12,000 = 20.83%
    Sealed Pot Challenge ~ 11 #97 Total (£410) + £0/£800 = 0.00% ( x 11)
    Xmas 2018 £1 a Day #2 Total £0/£365 = 0.0%
    Virtual Sealed Pot #1 Total £150/£1,000 = 15.00%
    £2 Savers Club 2018 #16 Total (£1,500)+-490/£2,000 = 50.50%

    Total £2,650/£16,165 = 16.39%

    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
    • Westie983
    • By Westie983 14th Jan 18, 8:47 PM
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    Westie983
    I have set everyone at £365, please let me know if you want a different total.

    Hopefully Ellie will be on soon, but I have update totals as much as I can, using my phone tad difficult.

    Let me know if its wrong, or Ellie if she is on.

    Westie983
    Last edited by Westie983; 14-01-2018 at 9:02 PM.
    Save 12k in 2018 #10 Total (£25,000)+£2,500/£12,000 = 20.83%
    Sealed Pot Challenge ~ 11 #97 Total (£410) + £0/£800 = 0.00% ( x 11)
    Xmas 2018 £1 a Day #2 Total £0/£365 = 0.0%
    Virtual Sealed Pot #1 Total £150/£1,000 = 15.00%
    £2 Savers Club 2018 #16 Total (£1,500)+-490/£2,000 = 50.50%

    Total £2,650/£16,165 = 16.39%

    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
    • Blackberrycurved
    • By Blackberrycurved 14th Jan 18, 9:20 PM
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    Blackberrycurved
    Westie well done for allocating numbers £365 is great it does say £1 a day and keeps it simple for you. There is a save 1% thread some people may not know about. You calculate your debts and save 1% at a time. Thanks again.
    Blackberry Curved debt free 2018[ #17 £321.59/£11,000Save for Christmas #? £40/£3651% challenge #7 £21/£110
    • Westie983
    • By Westie983 14th Jan 18, 9:25 PM
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    Westie983
    Westie well done for allocating numbers £365 is great it does say £1 a day and keeps it simple for you. There is a save 1% thread some people may not know about. You calculate your debts and save 1% at a time. Thanks again.
    Originally posted by Blackberrycurved
    No problem, its more that it makes it easier for Ellie when she returns otherwise she will have lots of pages to go through, at least the first two weeks have been sorted.

    Westie983
    Save 12k in 2018 #10 Total (£25,000)+£2,500/£12,000 = 20.83%
    Sealed Pot Challenge ~ 11 #97 Total (£410) + £0/£800 = 0.00% ( x 11)
    Xmas 2018 £1 a Day #2 Total £0/£365 = 0.0%
    Virtual Sealed Pot #1 Total £150/£1,000 = 15.00%
    £2 Savers Club 2018 #16 Total (£1,500)+-490/£2,000 = 50.50%

    Total £2,650/£16,165 = 16.39%

    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
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