Virtual Sealed Pot 2014

Flat_Eric
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edited 30 November 2013 at 9:56AM in Debt-free wannabe challenges
Welcome to the Virtual Sealed Pot 2014 Challenge. :j

Spam.Jam started a thread in 2009 for a VSP (Virtual Sealed Pot) Challenge. Palema continued the Challenge in 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013! (Thank you Palema) :T

2014 is just round the corner so I thought I would get the thread up and running so we can all start saving!

Linky to the 2013 challenge


Linky to the 2009 challenge
Linky to the 2010 challenge
Linky to the 2011 challenge
Linky to the 2012 challenge
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  • Flat_Eric
    Flat_Eric Posts: 4,060
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    edited 30 November 2013 at 9:47AM
    The rules for this challenge are simple.

    I can do no better than to quote Palema's post from last year's challenge

    [FONT=&quot] The aim is very Simple!!
    Every Friday (Or whatever day is easier for you) the aim is to transfer the pounds and pence to round it down to the next nearest £5 or £10. So if you have £36.78 in credit you will transfer £1.78 or£6.78, or £20.04 in credit you would transfer £0.04 only. Some banks do not allow you to transfer less than £1 – If this is the case what I tend to do is note what the money I have left that week then add it in the following weeks transfer.

    For me:
    The 'Virtual Sealed Pot' is a savings account that is not attached to my bank account and that I cannot dip into whenever I wanted to. I do forget about it which is what the intention is!

    In 2010 there were 81 members of the challenge.

    [/FONT]In 2011 we had 171 members
    In 2012 we had 185 members

    For anyone interested:
    81 members in 2010 we managed to save a staggering £9031.31 :D
    In 2011 from the 171 member we managed to save £19,393.00 :j
    In 2012 from the 185 members we managed to save £13,178.09 (there were quite a few people who joined and did not post)

    [FONT=&quot] The 2013 challenge will run from Saturday 1st December 2012 until Saturday 30th November 2013. Like the Sealed Pot Challenge
    [/FONT][FONT=&quot] it is a good way to save money for Christmas hence the dates of the challenge
    To make things easier for me, I would ask that everyone post their VSP number ( I will assign these in due course) in their signature and post their total (in colour if possible please) on the thread, so I can add it to the running totals in this post.

    [/FONT][FONT=&quot]If anyone wants to set themselves a target for their savings please let me know.

    For those continuing on from 2012 please let me know what your starting total is or if you are starting again in 2013.

    Anyone else wishing to join, please just ask, you're most welcome and it's NEVER too late.
    Please be patient when asking to join, I am not online every day so it may be a day or two before you are added to the list and assigned a number.

    Good Luck everyone
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  • Flat_Eric
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    edited 30 November 2013 at 9:54AM
    This year's challenge (give or take) will officially commence tomorrow, 1 December 2013 and end I would suggest on 30th November 2014.

    Let's get saving!
  • Flat_Eric
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    edited 1 December 2013 at 9:07AM
    If you wish to join this challenge, please post including your forum name (saves me retyping/making mistakes) and whether you were a member last year/what your number was.

    If you are completely new to this challenge, please shout and I will allocate you a number.
  • Flat_Eric
    Flat_Eric Posts: 4,060
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    edited 15 December 2013 at 1:14PM
    #1 - Palema
    #2 - sunshinesquirrel
    #3 - rising from the ashes
    #4 - e4rub
    #5 - melgirl
    #6 - rasp

    #7 - tescodealqueen
    #8 - 666paw
    #9 - brummygirl25
    #10 - slowlyfading
    #11 - Jackies
    #12 - RedGoose
    #13 - zepsgal
    #14 - Munchin
    #15 - welshdreamer71
    #16 - 365days
    #17 - lemmings1986
    #18 - Buffythedebtslayer
    #19 - mumof3plusoh
    #20 - kiss_me_now9
    #21 - footiemad
    #22 - JAMIEDODGER
    #23 - catslovelycats
    #24 - new leaf 88
    #25 - **tracey**
    #26 - wrinkled english rose
    #27 - optimistic-mummy
    #28 - savingforsomeday
    #29 - ruby_eskimo
    #30 - Sun Addict
    #31 - Lilian1977
    #32 - Want-To-Fit-In
    #33 - Debt free yippee
    #34 - twirly09
    #35 - BumbleBee86
    #36 - sexyshark
    #37 - KONG
    #38 - mirandab
    #39 - kittykitten
    #40 - skaps
    #41 - sarahangel
    #42 - agreenmess
    #43 - harding1985
    #44 - Catriona_P
    #45 - kobrakai
    #46 - Imdebtfree
    #47 - angelaf
    #48 - hadenmaiden
    #49 - LadyMorticia
    #50 - moneymanager
    #51 - Twinkle..
    #52 - piggypot12
    #53 - FiatFan
    #54 - Techiescot
    #55 - pogie2
    #56 - Fleuerlur

    #57 - The Dragon
    #58 - BlackSavings
    #59 - MissE001
    #60 - getting-there-slowly
    #61 - princessdawnie21
    #62 - retroactive
    #63 - keza
    #64 - each peach pear plum
    #65 - inthedeep
    #66 - chelle24
    #67 - whizzybee
    #68 - GemmaN
    #69 - AlternateMe -
    #70 - charleybear
    #71 - Waywardbird
    #72 - Debt busting bear
    #73 - Anagran
    #74 - Sjorn
    #75 - princess2102
    #76 - money maker mummy
    #77 - untouchable
    #78 - shellyosborne
    #79 - hollieinbloom

  • Flat_Eric
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    edited 9 March 2014 at 6:41PM
    101 - Flat Eric

    102 - Camillia_Chubb

    103 - Moneysavingmomma

    104 - Goldiegirl

    105 - Jonesy88

    106 - DreamerHelen

    107 - cottage_retreatist

    108 - lozzy81

    109 - Deldee

    110 - Ellie_B

    111- LeopardPrintsAndTea

    113 - clare999red

    114 - laurababs

    115 - Jay20043

    116 - susan42

    117 - Bearacus

    118 - araminta

    119 - nikki2804

    120 - happycrafter

    121 - fedupandskint

    122 - DellyC

    123 - ALM2013 (presently on holiday)

    124 - 32b3

    125 - EeeJay

    126 - Sams247

    127 - JustKaren

    128 - Makomachina

    129 - laurag89

    130 - floella80

    131 - amiehall

    132 - tracy6697

    133 - Suziebabe

    134 - Gwengeth15

    135 - Missu

    136 - phoebesmum2105

    137 - Richy23

    138 - **sparkles**

    139 - Gav-lar

    140 - BlueCow1975

    141 - xannie99x

    142 - frugaldances

    143 - his missus

    144 - Ryan_f

    145 - H.Ed

    146 - caravansaver

    147 - mrsdwhite

    148 - kayester

    149 - cookie02

    150 - kem10

    151 - VickyA

    152 - The_Happy_Hammer

    153 - happybunny86

    154 - tom07

    155 - plzhelpmesave!

    156 - fennmad

    157 - Easily tempted

    158 - Rainbow 8585

    159 - WishIcouldfindmyslippers

    160 - Lesleyzz1

    161 - RockPaperScissors

    162 - harrywillsucceed
  • Flat_Eric
    Flat_Eric Posts: 4,060
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    edited 15 December 2013 at 1:12PM
    Other challenges that might be of interest:

    2014 £365 in 365 days!
  • Me please!!
    Sell 100 items - 81/100 - £734.41:j Make £10 a day Dec £148.97/£350
    1 debt 100 days - £10/£1227.86
    Sealed pot #2115 (£12)
    1% challenge - 2%/£34735 (825/34735) :eek:
    Grocery challenge Dec '13. £50/£300
  • Yes please, count me in.

    I opened a savings account around 8 years ago along with my current account for £10 and have never touched it since. Its about time this account saw some action! Even though I have no idea where the card is or even if there ever was a card, I'm sure there won't be a problem accessing it in due course.

    Thank You :)
    Make £10 a day challenge Jan £231.63
  • Me please :)

    I joined ages ago and the people at Halifax must think I am nuts as I move all the "odd" bits from all my accounts into one - I saved something like a 150 quid for Christmas. I never saw the thread - too many subscriptions I guess.

    thanks for running it :)
    Nevertheless she persisted.
  • Goldiegirl
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    Hello, please could I join.


    I'm going challenge crazy at the moment!
    Early retired - 18th December 2014
    If your dreams don't scare you, they're not big enough
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