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Make £10 a day challenge October 2015 - everybody most welcome

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  • So what's with the fake pound coins catherinemm ? I've never seen one - but it's been a few years since I did a "Boot" - perhaps you could get 50P for them at the "Trolley stand" of your locAL supermarket ? - or even a pound at the car boot as "novelty items" - the Police sure ain't goin to pay you !

    sadly most of them are slightly fatter or wider, by a tiny bit, than the real coins...so no use in a trolley or car park machine... i have tried in previous times, unknowingly...that's how i found out fakes existed. they look different on the images, some have spelling mistakes and the side wording is written either in the wrong font or not there at all. they weigh differently and some are even quite maleable and a mark can be made with a finger nail! I always check notes at car boot but never coins... plus my 9 year old son had a go at selling too, so they could of been passed to him!

    I will be getting rid of the coins today and taking it as a loss :( I can only assume that the carboot is rife with them and people must just keep passing them around. I am taking them to the bank to get them out of circulation.

    I have a feeling I know where they mostly came from. But it is just a hunch. I will do another sale next week and if I sell to the particular group of 'people' I will check all the coins...if it is them I will be reporting them to the organisers :) (although tbh they won't do anything much)

    c'est la vie... regardless of the coin issue I had an excellent sale and have a christmas kitty started :)

    I also found a fake 10p in the pot! My first one of those. It's wafer thin!
    Make £/day February: £163.83 / £290
    Quidco £2,643.80 NSD Feb: 5
    2018 Road Kill £0
    Nectar 8.05 Morrisons 15.00
  • Top_DollarTop_Dollar Forumite
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    Hi. So my Sunday night weekly total is a nice start to the month...road kill 5p, anniversary presents as cash £100, interest at bank £2.17, overpaid £3.14, refund for cancelled hotel room £30, and a fantastic carboot sale today where I managed to make £244.70!!! So a nice start to October with £380.06. Plus I also won £50 in cineworld vouchers, which I will save for Christmas month. I am going to do another carboot sale next Sunday and a specialist one this Tuesday...determined to get a kitty together for December!

    I hope that everyone else is having an amazing fundraising month.

    I am going to get on with eBay tomorrow and sell the 'good bits' I kept off the carboot stall :)

    Good luck everyone x


    Blimey - thats some car boot, well done you! Thats a bit pants about the pound coins though.

    Not exactly a flying start but a couple of ebay sales totalling £5.15 profit after fees. Was hoping to get £4.99 off Clicksnap/Quidco but it says they keep the first £5.00 of the year then when it reaches £5.00 they send it on to you!! I need to do something to make it up to £5.00 I think?
    Nov 0/£100

    £10 a day:-
    Oct 15 £97.82/£30 Sept 15 £174/£150


    Car overpayment so far £244.00
  • Top_DollarTop_Dollar Forumite
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    Can somebody tell me how I can add my totals to my signatures like some of you guys do please? I keep looking but cant seem to work it out - am I being a bit dim?
    Nov 0/£100

    £10 a day:-
    Oct 15 £97.82/£30 Sept 15 £174/£150


    Car overpayment so far £244.00
  • Top_DollarTop_Dollar Forumite
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    Don't worry.......I found it :T
    Nov 0/£100

    £10 a day:-
    Oct 15 £97.82/£30 Sept 15 £174/£150


    Car overpayment so far £244.00
  • AesopAesop Forumite
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    Top_Dollar wrote: »
    Don't worry.......I found it :T

    well done on adding a signature
  • AesopAesop Forumite
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    Top_Dollar wrote: »
    Blimey - thats some car boot, well done you! Thats a bit pants about the pound coins though.

    Not exactly a flying start but a couple of ebay sales totalling £5.15 profit after fees. Was hoping to get £4.99 off Clicksnap/Quidco but it says they keep the first £5.00 of the year then when it reaches £5.00 they send it on to you!! I need to do something to make it up to £5.00 I think?

    you have a plus account, you need to find out when it is due for renewal and downgrade it to a basic account.

    they will debit £5 every year for a plus account. you need to buy online using quidco or do some of the free offers, that will credit your account to make it to £5 and then anything after that will be yours.

    http://www.quidco.com/help/1449

    you could do this offer, but don't forget to cancel before they take the monthly premium

    http://www.quidco.com/experian-credit-expert-30-day-free-trial/?st=free%20cashback&tr=4024&fn=search-typeahead&fr=multiple&si=56125a0baae81&sv=3
  • edited 5 October 2015 at 12:26PM
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    edited 5 October 2015 at 12:26PM
    Aesop wrote: »
    carbootcrazy and anyone else who owns a cat......

    there is a lottery for your cat photo!

    http://www.freecatlottery.com/

    this is not a referral and there doesn't seem to be referrals on the site yet.

    good luck everybody.

    Thanks, Aesop:T. How do you manage to find all these brilliant sites? I'm in awe:A

    This is one that I'll definitely be entering. My cat is very photogenic and gets up to all sorts of funny things:j. I never seem to have a camera/phone with me when he does though:o. Must start and have it ready at all times now.
  • AesopAesop Forumite
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    Thanks, Aesop:T. How do you manage to find all these brilliant sites? I'm in awe:A

    This is one that I'll definitely be entering. My cat is very photogenic and gets up to all sorts of funny things:j. I never seem to have a camera/phone with me when he does though:o. Must start and have it ready at all times now.

    it was emmaglet who told us about it, on facebook.

    the others I find through facebook too as they appear on my timeline or someone talks about it.

    you only need one photo, and play with that daily
  • lynnejklynnejk Forumite
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    Hiya everyone :hello:


    Welcome back CP - great to have you on board :T

    Aesop wrote: »
    Bags all gone already :(


    Lucky phone gave me 25 points so now on 510 points and £ 50 cheque on the way from populus :j


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