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The Make Money For Christmas Challenge

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edited 27 August 2014 at 12:25PM
Hello all,

In the last few weeks with the weather turning, the 'C' word has been thrown around a fair bit (no, not THAT C word!:D)

In 18 weeks to the day it will be Christmas Day :rudolf: and that got me thinking; wouldnt it be lovely to have money put aside when the Sainsburys sale starts in October? Or when Tesco has a toy sale? Or when Amazon slashes its prices? instead of adding to debt?

So Ive thought of a challenge to help ease the burden of finding the extra money for the gifts for the kids and family- The Make Money For Christmas Challenge! :xmastree:

Use this thread for motivation to earn extra, heres some ideas of how;

*overtime at work,
*surveys,
*bubblews,
*swagbucks,
*consumer pulse,
*Mystery Shopping,
*ebay (old xmas toys perhaps?!)
*car boot sales
*ciao

Set your own weekly challenge as only you know how much you need. Im in the challenge for £20 per week.

£5pw x 18wks= £90
£10pw x 18wks= £180
£15pw x 18wks= £270
£20pw x 18wks= £360

Best of luck challengers!

:xmassign::snow_laug:santa2::xmassmile
£20k in 2023 = £2718 £2023 in 2023 = £196.41 Grocery challenge £250= £195.80 **MONEY MAKES ME HAPPY**

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edited 27 August 2014 at 10:07PM
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Reserved for Challengers;

1. Me! £20
2. SavingSassy £10
3. Lulu 92 £5
4. Hummingbird £20
5. CamNolliesMUMMY £15
6. Gien £20
7. Island.Girl £10
8. Jonesy88 £10
£20k in 2023 = £2718 £2023 in 2023 = £196.41 Grocery challenge £250= £195.80 **MONEY MAKES ME HAPPY**
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£6.55 ebay sale to add to the xmas pot for this week
£20k in 2023 = £2718 £2023 in 2023 = £196.41 Grocery challenge £250= £195.80 **MONEY MAKES ME HAPPY**
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oooh, what a brilliant idea! can I please join? I would like to go for £10pw so £180 :-)
Savings target: £10,000 by December 2015!
Total so far: £3470.00 = 34.7%
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edited 21 August 2014 at 9:49PM
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Excellent, added you to the list! Any ideas of how you'll earn extra? Maybe I could make a list so if we're lagging inspiration, the list will be there to help!
£20k in 2023 = £2718 £2023 in 2023 = £196.41 Grocery challenge £250= £195.80 **MONEY MAKES ME HAPPY**
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Put me down for £5 a week and I'll see how I do!
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edited 22 August 2014 at 5:03PM
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I know I have a few things that I can eBay I have a few points in Swagbucks but I haven't done it in ages, I'm sure I could try and start that again! Can't think of much more to start... will nab some of your ideas from above though!
Savings target: £10,000 by December 2015!
Total so far: £3470.00 = 34.7%
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Im really looking forward to this! If you have any ideas at all, do let us now and I can add it to the list
£20k in 2023 = £2718 £2023 in 2023 = £196.41 Grocery challenge £250= £195.80 **MONEY MAKES ME HAPPY**
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I did a car boot sale yesterday and made £85,72 profit but I dont think I'll add it all to this challenge. Think I'll add £10 and make up the rest of the week from ebay
£20k in 2023 = £2718 £2023 in 2023 = £196.41 Grocery challenge £250= £195.80 **MONEY MAKES ME HAPPY**
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Yes please Nat i would like to join!

I will go for £20/week as when Christmas comes I will be SO happy to have that extra money!!

Thanks for starting the challenge :-)
£10 a day extra in May '18[B]£35/310[
Virtual Sealed Pot 2018 £500/£2500 = 20%
You can find my diary here:http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=5189836:beer:
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Excellent Hummingbird!

I was in sainsburys earlier and noted that they had a toy sale. It felt really good to pick up some super cheap toys that I had put by in only the short space of time this challenge has been going!
£20k in 2023 = £2718 £2023 in 2023 = £196.41 Grocery challenge £250= £195.80 **MONEY MAKES ME HAPPY**
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