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Saving for Xmas 2017 - A pound a day

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  • Chappie77
    Chappie77 Posts: 191 Forumite
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    Morning all!

    I emptied my pot yesterday as I finally concluded my Xmas list and had all of my shopping ready to purchase. Amazingly we had £627 in total in there!! Therefore I also had some left over to pay off another debt so all is good :j

    Thank you to everyone on here who has inspired and got us to where we currently are.

    So looking forward to joining the 2018 thread now - I may even start saving early! :beer:

    Chappie x
    PAD - Barclayloan - £3078.32/£3758.32

    January 2022 Grocery Challenge - £600

    Saving for Christmas 2022 - #33 - £1 a day Challenge - £10/£365

    Virtual Sealed Pot Challenge 2022 - £8.55/£500
  • Westie983
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    Well done Chappie,

    It a good feeling when you have saved for christmas and you dont have to stress over it.

    Westie983
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    Save 12k in 2023 #58 Total (£4500.00) £2500.00/£5000 = 50.00%
    Sealed Pot Challenge ~17 #24 Total (£55.00) £0.00/£500 = 0.00%
    Xmas 2023 £1 a Day #13 Total (£85.00) £344.00/£365 = 94.24%
    Virtual Sealed Pot #1 Total (£500) £550.00/£500 = 110.00%
    £2 Savers Club 2023 #17 Total (£25.00) £45/£300 = 15.00%
    The 365 1p Challenge 2023 #7 Total £656.19/£667.95 = 98.23%
    Total £4095.19/£7332.95 = 55.84%
  • triple_choc_chip
    triple_choc_chip Posts: 1,131 Forumite
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    M&S vouchers are in! and another drawdown from Pinecone, bringing my total to:
    #3 £583/£650 :)
    Debt Free 🍾 since 6.8.13 £31,997
    Saving for 🎄 ☃️ 🎁 2024 £164/£365 45%
    6 mth 🆘 fund £6k
    Mortgage offset fund £10.6k/£60.5k
    It turns out the answer to my problems wasn’t at the bottom of this tub of ice-cream, 🍨 but the important thing is that I tried...
  • triple_choc_chip
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    A bit more to add and have now hit 90% with 2 weeks to go. Still waiting on a couple of tcb's and Boots points from a large purchase so may get closer to target. Last year I spent £550 in total so I'm sure I already have enough and am relaxed about it :)
    #3 £590/£650
    Have a good weekend everyone :beer:
    Debt Free 🍾 since 6.8.13 £31,997
    Saving for 🎄 ☃️ 🎁 2024 £164/£365 45%
    6 mth 🆘 fund £6k
    Mortgage offset fund £10.6k/£60.5k
    It turns out the answer to my problems wasn’t at the bottom of this tub of ice-cream, 🍨 but the important thing is that I tried...
  • Kim_13
    Kim_13 Posts: 2,568 Forumite
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    Completely lost track of this after buying some presents. Hope to do better next year.

    Main problem at the moment is what to actually buy for the people remaining!
  • Ellieseleven
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    Hello everyone,


    We're almost there and haven't we all done well?


    Some fantastic amounts saved over the year.


    I have had a lot of family issues over the last 12 months which means I have been working and trying to juggle elderly parents so haven't been on here as much as I should but...


    I am happy to set up this challenge again for 2018 as long as you accept there will be times when I go AWOL for a while but I'm sure you can all carry on without me in those times and I will always pop by whenever I can to update the totals on page 1.


    It would be a shame to abandon this challenge now and I am so used, as I'm sure you are too, at putting my ££'s away so let's keep going:)


    All totals updated where requested and I will set up a new page for 2018 in the coming days.


    Well done to each and everyone of us. I've not cracked open my tins just yet but will do so over the next week or so.


    Take care


    Ellie xx
  • triple_choc_chip
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    Hi Ellie
    You've got my vote, count me in for xmas 2018 :rudolf:
    Thanks for keeping it going x
    Debt Free 🍾 since 6.8.13 £31,997
    Saving for 🎄 ☃️ 🎁 2024 £164/£365 45%
    6 mth 🆘 fund £6k
    Mortgage offset fund £10.6k/£60.5k
    It turns out the answer to my problems wasn’t at the bottom of this tub of ice-cream, 🍨 but the important thing is that I tried...
  • MrsShazbat
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    Payday today so that'll be my last £31 transferring over, to make a final total of #8 £496.53/£365

    Thanks for a great job Ellie, and count me in for 2018!!
    SPCNo.17 #20 (16 £678; 15 £1120.92; 14 £416.53; 13 £191.52; 12 £260.48; 11 £480.95; 10 £682.31; 9 £442.64)
  • Westie983
    Westie983 Posts: 5,213 Ambassador
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    Hello everyone,


    We're almost there and haven't we all done well?


    Some fantastic amounts saved over the year.


    I have had a lot of family issues over the last 12 months which means I have been working and trying to juggle elderly parents so haven't been on here as much as I should but...


    I am happy to set up this challenge again for 2018 as long as you accept there will be times when I go AWOL for a while but I'm sure you can all carry on without me in those times and I will always pop by whenever I can to update the totals on page 1.


    It would be a shame to abandon this challenge now and I am so used, as I'm sure you are too, at putting my ££'s away so let's keep going:)


    All totals updated where requested and I will set up a new page for 2018 in the coming days.


    Well done to each and everyone of us. I've not cracked open my tins just yet but will do so over the next week or so.


    Take care


    Ellie xx

    Im happy to co run this challenge if you want Ellie, as im on here most days, as a board guide, PM me and let me know,

    Westie983
    I’m a Forum Ambassador and I support the Forum Team on the Banking & Borrowing, and Reduce Debt & Boost Income boards. If you need any help on these boards, do let me know. Please note that Ambassadors are not moderators. Any posts you spot in breach of the Forum Rules should be reported via the report button, or by emailing forumteam@moneysavingexpert.com. All views are my own and not the official line of MoneySaving Expert.
    Save 12k in 2023 #58 Total (£4500.00) £2500.00/£5000 = 50.00%
    Sealed Pot Challenge ~17 #24 Total (£55.00) £0.00/£500 = 0.00%
    Xmas 2023 £1 a Day #13 Total (£85.00) £344.00/£365 = 94.24%
    Virtual Sealed Pot #1 Total (£500) £550.00/£500 = 110.00%
    £2 Savers Club 2023 #17 Total (£25.00) £45/£300 = 15.00%
    The 365 1p Challenge 2023 #7 Total £656.19/£667.95 = 98.23%
    Total £4095.19/£7332.95 = 55.84%
  • Ellieseleven
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    Thank you for the offer Westie, I've pm'ed you


    Happy to co-run for 2018 this as it's a great help towards Christmas;)


    Ellie x
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