who finds sealed money boxes helpful in saving money?

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I had a tom and jerry one and before i knew it had saved £7.50 in under two weeks by throwing loose change in it..

You can get these from asda/pound shops for a pound!

Anyone else want to share their opininions?

Jess x
NanMias - cyber granddaughter!
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  • *Pingu*_2
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    It has helped me. I have 3 different money pots which have been saving since April this year and counted them on Sunday and have just under £200. I now need to put it all in the bank and will be starting again :)
    Expecting first baby - 23rd January :D
  • Lippycow
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    I love these money boxes i always get a few when i see them in the pound shop:)
  • carolpinkdreamer
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    I started one after last xmas, Hubby and I and put every £2 coin we received in. We had nearly £200 to take on holiday when we opened it in August. Started a new one after our hols and plan to open it for xmas.

    I love them because it's money that you don't really miss and wouldn't otherwise save. (Having said that I was peeved when a shop assistant gave me £8's worth of £2 coins and they had to go straight in tin!).
  • carolpinkdreamer
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    I love them. Hubby and I put our £2 coins in. We started after last Christmas and had nearly £200 extra spending money for our hols in August.
    Started again after hols and will be opening soon for a Christmas treat, expecting about £80 judging by the weight.

    I wouldn't have saved it otherwise and didn't miss the £2 coins.
  • mcjordi
    mcjordi Posts: 4,238 Forumite
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    yeah there handy but its soooo tempting to open em lol

    ive got a one with jelly beans on
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  • Greenbynature
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    I had one which I opened a few weeks ago and it had £241 in it and I've bought another one from the pound shop for next year
    Debt @ LBM - £25,722 Debt now - £11,811 DFD - April 2012 :eek: :eek:
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    Sealed Pot Challenge #283 £489.50 for 2009//£353 for 2010
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  • iloveme_2
    iloveme_2 Posts: 468 Forumite
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    i bought one of these but canty get it open with my tin opener! come someone offer me some advice as i put notes in it. it was one from the poundshop. do u think it coild be tin opener is not sharp enough?
  • blue_ashleigh
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    Saw one in a shop for £15 - it had a poster next to it saying roughly - buy one see how much you save and then smash when you're done. £15!!!
    Very good idea though, stops you dipping in and out "for that pint of milk" (read bar of chocolate)!
  • junior_j
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    iloveme wrote: »
    i bought one of these but canty get it open with my tin opener! come someone offer me some advice as i put notes in it. it was one from the poundshop. do u think it coild be tin opener is not sharp enough?


    Try doing it the bottom end , also make sure you have partial pressure on the tin opener as you try to open it , if not used a sharper tin opener ,that is pesky!

    Thanks guys! I joined the sealed pot challenge and have gone almost 2 weeks without opening the tin lol! How ever will i leave it until decemeber hehe!
    Jess x
    NanMias - cyber granddaughter!
  • lilac_lady
    lilac_lady Posts: 4,469 Forumite
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    Savings pots, cans, piggy banks etc are a great way of starting children off on the savings route. Even if there's only coppers in a savings bank, a lot of pleasure is gained when the bank is filled and then opened.
    " The greatest wealth is to live content with little."

    Plato


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