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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
    • #1
    • 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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    • claireg86
    • By claireg86 29th Jan 18, 2:18 PM
    • 4 Posts
    • 5 Thanks
    claireg86
    Hi!
    Could I please join?
    Target of 400. I've saved 125 up to now thanks!
    Saving for Xmas 2018 125 / 400

    Emergency funds 605
    • xironsongx
    • By xironsongx 1st Feb 18, 9:39 AM
    • 77 Posts
    • 208 Thanks
    xironsongx
    Can you change "40. Adventureofmemories - 34/365" to this account please,
    My account balance is 31 for January.

    I don't get paid Until Tuesday so you'll hear from me then.
    Emergency Fund 136.17/1000.00(14%)
    Xmas '18 61.00/300.00(17%)
    Health 34.40/200 (17%)
    • Lauralozzle
    • By Lauralozzle 2nd Feb 18, 5:12 PM
    • 555 Posts
    • 4,944 Thanks
    Lauralozzle
    No. 29 reporting in 62/365
    February grocery challenge 75.40/275 | February NSD 6/18
    Credit Card 1: 45.00 (0%) | Credit Card 2: 2,113.50 (0%) | Credit Card 3: 771.92 (0%) Car Finance: 7,491 (7.9% APR) | Mortgage: 110,984 (2.79% APR) | Emergency Fund: 69.68/1000 | Honeymoon Fund: 772.62
    • kazzie_m
    • By kazzie_m 2nd Feb 18, 7:01 PM
    • 6 Posts
    • 28 Thanks
    kazzie_m
    31 added for Jan!

    #25 62/365
    Aiming to be debt free by Christmas 2018!
    • rockabillygirl
    • By rockabillygirl 3rd Feb 18, 2:28 AM
    • 140 Posts
    • 760 Thanks
    rockabillygirl
    Hi,
    No:27 - total saved so far 62.00.
    It will all be ok in the end - if it's not ok, then it's not the end!
    Saving for Xmas 2018 #27. :
    Sealed pot challenge #32
    Mortgage paid off.
    • triple choc chip
    • By triple choc chip 4th Feb 18, 4:09 PM
    • 839 Posts
    • 2,910 Thanks
    triple choc chip
    Just had a fab time in Sainsbobs with their triple nectar offer and winning tickets of 500 pts. Paid for shopping in 3 parts to got points worth 14.50
    New total: #3 89/600
    Last edited by triple choc chip; 04-02-2018 at 8:42 PM.
    Life's greatest satisfactions: Getting the last laugh, having the last word and paying the last instalment.
    Debt Free since 6.8.13
    New home 12 8 rooms to decorate/re-furbish
    Saving for Xmas 2018 #3: 99/600 16.5%
    Emergency fund 1.1k
    • Westie983
    • By Westie983 4th Feb 18, 4:41 PM
    • 4,132 Posts
    • 14,650 Thanks
    Westie983
    I always try this and get the vouchers on my last bit of the shopping, annoying :-)

    Westie983
    Save 12k in 2018 #10 Total (25,000)+5,000/12,000 = 41.66%
    Sealed Pot Challenge ~ 11 #97 Total (410) + 0/800 = 0.00% ( x 11)
    Xmas 2018 1 a Day #2 Total 22.59/365 = 6.18%
    Virtual Sealed Pot #1 Total 300/1,000 = 30.00%
    2 Savers Club 2018 #16 Total (1,500)+-490/2,000 = 50.50%

    Total 5,322.59/16,165 = 32.92%

    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
    • Toomuchdebt
    • By Toomuchdebt 10th Feb 18, 2:38 PM
    • 1,832 Posts
    • 3,036 Thanks
    Toomuchdebt
    Can I join please? Better late than never right?
    Debts Jan 2014 20,108.34

    Debts Feb 2018 6829.63

    EF #70 0/1000
    • xironsongx
    • By xironsongx 10th Feb 18, 3:52 PM
    • 77 Posts
    • 208 Thanks
    xironsongx
    Haven't put anything away this month really.

    I did deposit 4.00 to reach another 1%.

    total - 36.00
    Emergency Fund 136.17/1000.00(14%)
    Xmas '18 61.00/300.00(17%)
    Health 34.40/200 (17%)
    • Blackberrycurved
    • By Blackberrycurved 10th Feb 18, 7:28 PM
    • 83 Posts
    • 607 Thanks
    Blackberrycurved
    ]NUMBER 19 reporting in


    68 / 365
    Blackberry Curved debt free 2018 Number 17 642.59/11,000
    Save for Christmas Number 19 68 /365
    1% challenge Number 7 41/110
    • xironsongx
    • By xironsongx 11th Feb 18, 7:23 AM
    • 77 Posts
    • 208 Thanks
    xironsongx
    Added 20 in my Christmas fund,
    Up to 56.00
    Emergency Fund 136.17/1000.00(14%)
    Xmas '18 61.00/300.00(17%)
    Health 34.40/200 (17%)
    • Blackberrycurved
    • By Blackberrycurved 11th Feb 18, 11:24 AM
    • 83 Posts
    • 607 Thanks
    Blackberrycurved
    I can!!!8217; Believe how well this is going I think it!!!8217;s the little and often thing.
    Blackberry Curved debt free 2018 Number 17 642.59/11,000
    Save for Christmas Number 19 68 /365
    1% challenge Number 7 41/110
    • ploppy57
    • By ploppy57 11th Feb 18, 2:59 PM
    • 552 Posts
    • 3,848 Thanks
    ploppy57
    Can I join please? Setting myself a target of 300, with 257 days to go. Starting with just 1.75
    I intend to try and put 1 per day, plus any coppers and 5ps I have in purse.
    Last edited by ploppy57; 11-02-2018 at 4:31 PM.
    DMP March '15 57,549. Now 44,488. Going SM Feb '18 to get DF sooner.
    Emergency fund #231... 35/1000.
    Christmas 2018 challenge... had to start again/300
    "There's a Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow, Shining at the end of every day"
    • triple choc chip
    • By triple choc chip 11th Feb 18, 4:11 PM
    • 839 Posts
    • 2,910 Thanks
    triple choc chip
    Small increase for me mainly from the last of the Sainsbobs bonus points:
    #3 94/600
    Happy weekend everyone
    Life's greatest satisfactions: Getting the last laugh, having the last word and paying the last instalment.
    Debt Free since 6.8.13
    New home 12 8 rooms to decorate/re-furbish
    Saving for Xmas 2018 #3: 99/600 16.5%
    Emergency fund 1.1k
    • xironsongx
    • By xironsongx 12th Feb 18, 9:23 AM
    • 77 Posts
    • 208 Thanks
    xironsongx
    5.00 added to my christmas fund = 61.00 total
    Emergency Fund 136.17/1000.00(14%)
    Xmas '18 61.00/300.00(17%)
    Health 34.40/200 (17%)
    • Westie983
    • By Westie983 12th Feb 18, 10:10 PM
    • 4,132 Posts
    • 14,650 Thanks
    Westie983
    22.59 added from Quidco, cashed out straight into Amazon vouchers, ready to build up for Xmas 2018

    Westie983
    Save 12k in 2018 #10 Total (25,000)+5,000/12,000 = 41.66%
    Sealed Pot Challenge ~ 11 #97 Total (410) + 0/800 = 0.00% ( x 11)
    Xmas 2018 1 a Day #2 Total 22.59/365 = 6.18%
    Virtual Sealed Pot #1 Total 300/1,000 = 30.00%
    2 Savers Club 2018 #16 Total (1,500)+-490/2,000 = 50.50%

    Total 5,322.59/16,165 = 32.92%

    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
    • IrishRose12
    • By IrishRose12 16th Feb 18, 4:29 PM
    • 1,478 Posts
    • 6,303 Thanks
    IrishRose12
    Up to 49 in my tin now
    Pay all debt off by Christmas 2018 #57 720.33/3,000
    1 a day challenge 2018 - 49/ 365

    The 365 Day Penny Challenge #2 - 100.00/650

    2018 - RULE OF 3 Decluttering challenge - 1,000/1,095 items
    Book challenge 2/20
    • MrsShazbat
    • By MrsShazbat 17th Feb 18, 3:32 PM
    • 526 Posts
    • 2,676 Thanks
    MrsShazbat
    Payday yesterday so another 31 transferred over #8 93 / 365 (just noticed I haven't updated sig since Dec but it's correct now)
    * Xmas 2018 #8 93 / 365 * (2017 496.53; 2016 424.32) * SPCNo.11 #66 * Clothes Challenge 2018 #13 *
    (SPCNo.10 682.31 * SPCNo.9 442.64 * inc Quidco to 2/11/17 249.69) *[/COLOR][/CENTER]
    • triple choc chip
    • By triple choc chip 18th Feb 18, 4:39 PM
    • 839 Posts
    • 2,910 Thanks
    triple choc chip
    Oooooh sooooo close to the first threshold!
    #3 99/600
    Life's greatest satisfactions: Getting the last laugh, having the last word and paying the last instalment.
    Debt Free since 6.8.13
    New home 12 8 rooms to decorate/re-furbish
    Saving for Xmas 2018 #3: 99/600 16.5%
    Emergency fund 1.1k
    • BBH123
    • By BBH123 20th Feb 18, 4:22 PM
    • 559 Posts
    • 912 Thanks
    BBH123
    #15 REPORTING 28 for Feb so total of 59 / 365
    Save 12k in 2018 challenge #14
    484 / 10000
    Saving for Christmas 2018 - 1 a day challenge
    #15 59/365
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