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    • Gem-gem
    • By Gem-gem 22nd Dec 17, 4:54 PM
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    Gem-gem
    £2 Savers Club 2018
    • #1
    • 22nd Dec 17, 4:54 PM
    £2 Savers Club 2018 22nd Dec 17 at 4:54 PM
    Welcome to the £2 Savers Club 2018

    The aim is to collect every £2 coin you can lay your hands on! It is entirely up to you whether you want to:
    A) Save for a particular length of time e.g. monthly or till December 2018,
    B) Save for a particular reason e.g. to pay the car insurance, to pay for a family holiday or to buy birthday presents throughout the year,
    C) Save until you have a specific amount e.g. £20 or £100 or a pot full!
    D) Save for any other reason you can think of...
    You are also welcome to do what you wish with the money. Either bank it as you please or at the end of the year or spend it as required.

    Above all else remember this is a fun thread, but the aim of this website is to SAVE, so any encouragement, comments or help you can give to others are always very welcome.

    Anyone who wishes to join (or be removed though I hope that isn!!!8217;t the case!) is always very welcome, please just ask and I will add you as soon as I can and allocate you a number. Also, if anyone wants to add anything to the list such as a target or a date to aim for etc. then let me know and I will add it. However there is no pressure to do this as many people just wish to be able to save as and when they can.

    So that!!!8217;s it. Start saving, comment regularly and hunt for those £2s. Any questions or comments please ask.

    This Forum tip was included in MoneySavingExpert.com's weekly email!
    Last edited by MSE Andrea; 24-01-2018 at 10:01 AM.
    £2 Savers Club 2018 no 1 - to fill up the pot
    Save £12k in 2018 no. 56 - Jan £680/£6,000
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    • Gem-gem
    • By Gem-gem 3rd Feb 18, 12:04 AM
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    Gem-gem
    4 this morning then 1 "snaffled" off hubby this afternoon
    Originally posted by carlislelass
    Iím hoping that I can shuffle some from hubby tomorrow when I get home. (Spending a few days with my mum).
    £2 Savers Club 2018 no 1 - to fill up the pot
    Save £12k in 2018 no. 56 - Jan £680/£6,000
    • Gem-gem
    • By Gem-gem 3rd Feb 18, 12:06 AM
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    Gem-gem
    What about The Stone Grill on Queens Prom?
    Originally posted by carlislelass
    Thank you for the suggestion.
    £2 Savers Club 2018 no 1 - to fill up the pot
    Save £12k in 2018 no. 56 - Jan £680/£6,000
    • fatrab
    • By fatrab 3rd Feb 18, 12:09 PM
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    fatrab
    Another 1 this morning! I'm on a roll this week!
    Make a plan. Stick to the plan. If it's not in the plan - DONT DO IT!
    February's Goals - 14/18 NSD - 14/19 Lunches - 21/28 AFD - 17/28 TAFD (take away free days)
    LBM Dec 2017 - Wannabe debt free by Dec 2022 - Wannalose 3st in the process - 1st 8lb lost so far
    14 x £2 coins (#32)
    • katy_ann
    • By katy_ann 3rd Feb 18, 1:21 PM
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    katy_ann
    Another 1 in my pot from yesterday and one from today! Not going so well this year, where have all the £2 coins gone! x
    Officially Debt Free on 10/12/2015 | Married on 02/07/2016
    Mummy to a little prince 25/11/2016

    £2 Savers Club 2018 No.25
    • james5558
    • By james5558 3rd Feb 18, 5:54 PM
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    james5558
    Latest count - £38.00

    Very happy with that, just over one month in!
    £2 Savers Club 2018 - #42 - £38.00 - 31 Jan
    20p Savers Club 2018 - #103 - £6.00 - 31 Jan
    • Twiggy_34
    • By Twiggy_34 3rd Feb 18, 6:26 PM
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    Twiggy_34
    How strange, I thought I'd subscribed to the new thread but discovered I hadn't after I investigated thinking the board had been very quiet - I'm pleased to see everyone is off too a good start already!

    Personally I'm up to £34 already. I'm determined to try and fill the remaining space in my pot of dreams by the middle of the year, no idea how many that will take but we've an invite to Seattle in August which I'd love to take up. Times are starting to get a bit tough in our household at the moment as my other half lost his job last year due to long term illness and there's no sign yet of him being able to pursue a new job, so my £2 savings would be a wonderful way to make a nice holiday achievable! Fortunately accommodation would all be covered by our friends who live there so it's only flights and a little bit of spending/food money that we'd need.
    Last edited by Twiggy_34; 03-02-2018 at 6:27 PM. Reason: edit
    £12k in 2018 #040 £250/£3000
    £2 Savers Club 2018 #027 TOTAL: £60 (2013-2017 = £1150)
    • Gem-gem
    • By Gem-gem 3rd Feb 18, 6:51 PM
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    Another 1 in my pot from yesterday and one from today! Not going so well this year, where have all the £2 coins gone! x
    Originally posted by katy_ann
    Everyone is saving them
    £2 Savers Club 2018 no 1 - to fill up the pot
    Save £12k in 2018 no. 56 - Jan £680/£6,000
    • Gem-gem
    • By Gem-gem 3rd Feb 18, 6:53 PM
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    Gem-gem
    Latest count - £38.00

    Very happy with that, just over one month in!
    Originally posted by james5558
    Well done on your first months haul.
    £2 Savers Club 2018 no 1 - to fill up the pot
    Save £12k in 2018 no. 56 - Jan £680/£6,000
    • Gem-gem
    • By Gem-gem 3rd Feb 18, 6:56 PM
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    Gem-gem
    How strange, I thought I'd subscribed to the new thread but discovered I hadn't after I investigated thinking the board had been very quiet - I'm pleased to see everyone is off too a good start already!

    Personally I'm up to £34 already. I'm determined to try and fill the remaining space in my pot of dreams by the middle of the year, no idea how many that will take but we've an invite to Seattle in August which I'd love to take up. Times are starting to get a bit tough in our household at the moment as my other half lost his job last year due to long term illness and there's no sign yet of him being able to pursue a new job, so my £2 savings would be a wonderful way to make a nice holiday achievable! Fortunately accommodation would all be covered by our friends who live there so it's only flights and a little bit of spending/food money that we'd need.
    Originally posted by Twiggy_34
    Hi Twiggy_34,

    I will quickly assign you a number.
    Sorry to hear that your hubby has not been well and his job situation.
    I hope you manage to save enough £2 coins to make the trip to Seattle.
    Good luck.
    Gem-gem
    £2 Savers Club 2018 no 1 - to fill up the pot
    Save £12k in 2018 no. 56 - Jan £680/£6,000
    • Twiggy_34
    • By Twiggy_34 4th Feb 18, 7:20 PM
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    Twiggy_34
    Hi Gem. I think I already have a number, that's why it's so odd that I hadn't subscribed to the thread! It'll show in my signature if I do have one already...

    I think Seattle will be achievable as it's a large pot that I've got and its somewhere just over half full meaning it should be close to, if not more than £1k in there. I really don't want to smash it before it's full though lol .

    Thanks x
    £12k in 2018 #040 £250/£3000
    £2 Savers Club 2018 #027 TOTAL: £60 (2013-2017 = £1150)
    • Gem-gem
    • By Gem-gem 4th Feb 18, 7:31 PM
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    Hi Gem. I think I already have a number, that's why it's so odd that I hadn't subscribed to the thread! It'll show in my signature if I do have one already...

    I think Seattle will be achievable as it's a large pot that I've got and its somewhere just over half full meaning it should be close to, if not more than £1k in there. I really don't want to smash it before it's full though lol .

    Thanks x
    Originally posted by Twiggy_34
    Hi Twiggy,
    I found your first number so removed your second number.

    Regarding smashing it, when the time comes can you not slide them out with a ruler? This is what I have done before.

    Good luck.
    £2 Savers Club 2018 no 1 - to fill up the pot
    Save £12k in 2018 no. 56 - Jan £680/£6,000
    • calicocat
    • By calicocat 4th Feb 18, 8:14 PM
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    calicocat
    Got two yesterday. Asda seem to still have them at least.

    However I have to say that since joining this I am finding it very rare to be given one.......iíve jinkst it now.
    Yep...still at it, working out how to retire early........ Going to have to rethink that scenario as have been screwed over by the company. A work in progress.
    • Lexilou22
    • By Lexilou22 4th Feb 18, 8:29 PM
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    Lexilou22
    Not a single sniff at a £2 coin this week , even asked cashiers in shops if they had any but it wasn't to be. Hoping for at least one this week to end the dry spell.

    Hope everyone's getting on okay
    £2 Savers Club 2018 #51 : £56 so far! (18/02/2018)
    365 day penny challenge: £28.25/£667.95 (18/02/2018)
    • Gem-gem
    • By Gem-gem 4th Feb 18, 8:52 PM
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    Gem-gem
    Not a single sniff at a £2 coin this week , even asked cashiers in shops if they had any but it wasn't to be. Hoping for at least one this week to end the dry spell.

    Hope everyone's getting on okay
    Originally posted by Lexilou22
    Iíve been having similar problems to you. Hopefully we will have better luck this week.
    £2 Savers Club 2018 no 1 - to fill up the pot
    Save £12k in 2018 no. 56 - Jan £680/£6,000
    • Lexilou22
    • By Lexilou22 4th Feb 18, 9:38 PM
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    Lexilou22
    Iíve been having similar problems to you. Hopefully we will have better luck this week.
    Originally posted by Gem-gem
    Think everyone has the same idea, a few people I've spoken to say they save them too. The 'saving' bug has caught on
    £2 Savers Club 2018 #51 : £56 so far! (18/02/2018)
    365 day penny challenge: £28.25/£667.95 (18/02/2018)
    • madlyn
    • By madlyn 5th Feb 18, 10:10 AM
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    madlyn
    Not had a sniff of a £2 coin for nearly a fortnight, I suspect they will be like buses and 3 come along at once.
    • PartyPoison
    • By PartyPoison 5th Feb 18, 10:14 AM
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    PartyPoison
    What about The Stone Grill on Queens Prom?
    Originally posted by carlislelass
    I have actually never been. It doesnt help that I now live/work in Preston so never really venture up Bispham way - and when I do its usually to grab a chip barm and walk down the illuminations. I have heard mixed reviews from friends - more good than bad though. I intend to check it out at some point.


    Long weekend with not doing very much (payday at my place is the 6th of the month) so I didnt spend any cash to get any coins... as of tomorrow though I will hopefully get more. Still on £74.
    I will be debt free!
    Debt as of January 1st 2018: £8143.84
    Debt as of today (24/01/18): £7764.68
    4.7% down, 95.3% to go!
    My aim for 2018 is to reduce my debt by a minimum of 50%.
    • UncannyScot
    • By UncannyScot 5th Feb 18, 11:37 AM
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    UncannyScot
    Finally, after a drought, I have deposited my first £2 coin into the Tardis YAY

    Last year I was putting away several a week, this year, so far, I haven't had any in my change bar the one I got yesterday...
    BUGGRITMILLENIUMHANDANDSHRIMP I TOLD EM! - Foul Ole Ron
    It is important that we know where we come from, because if you do not know where you come from, then you do not know where you are, and if you don't know where you are, then you don't know where you are going. If you don't know where you're going, you're probably going wrong.
    R.I.P. T.P.
    • klbooth
    • By klbooth 5th Feb 18, 3:06 PM
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    klbooth
    Have had 2 pop up over the last week. All normal ones

    #30 £20
    1P Challenge #13 £91.43/£667.95;£2 Club #30 £26;50p Club #8 £11.50;20p Club #100 £17.40;SPC #39 £?;VSPC #15 £118.83;1 Debt Vs 100 Days #1 £3964/£3964 (100%); PAYDOBX 2018 #118 £4712/£10014 (45.6%);GC Jan £483.58/£450 Feb £311.14/£430;
    • Gem-gem
    • By Gem-gem 5th Feb 18, 5:38 PM
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    Gem-gem
    Hubby came home with one today - yay!
    £2 Savers Club 2018 no 1 - to fill up the pot
    Save £12k in 2018 no. 56 - Jan £680/£6,000
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