How I am thrifty with my pennies in 2020

edited 12 January 2020 at 10:56PM in How much have you saved?
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edited 12 January 2020 at 10:56PM in How much have you saved?
I am in my fifties and I like to save and get a bargain where I can.
I save coins so I will post here how much I save each day. What discounts I have found eg yellow stickered, % off etc and where from.

Coins I save for a rainy day ;

1p - 7p
2p-
5p- 5p
10p- 20p
20p- 20p
50p-50p
£2-

NSD for 2020 = 5

Hopefully see a few of you joining in with my challenge
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  • Welcome I love comps. This sounds like a great idea. I am going to see if I can put something in my moneybox after my gallivanting today.
    Aiming for a minimal spend 2022
  • Skint_yet_AgainSkint_yet_Again Forumite
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    Good luck I love comps. I don’t use cash as I find it disappears from my purse :o but I will be following and willing you on.
    0% credit card £1360 ~ paid in full
    0% Car Loan £7500 ~ paid in full
    JAN 2020 = NOW DEBT FREE
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    Aiming to retire early age 60 🥳
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    Hi I Love Comps and happy new year.

    Hope you have a bargainous 2020 :D

    bln x
  • Comps I have a question if you put all that money in your money box what do you spend? I can only empty my purse of change once a week as I have weekly rations of cash.
    Aiming for a minimal spend 2022
  • I_Love_compsI_Love_comps Forumite, Senior Ambassador
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    Comps I have a question if you put all that money in your money box what do you spend? I can only empty my purse of change once a week as I have weekly rations of cash.

    I just watch what I spend. I put the odd numbered coins each day, into my savings pots, if I have any
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  • I_Love_compsI_Love_comps Forumite, Senior Ambassador
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    As it was NYD yesterday, I did not venture out so did not spend anything.

    Got 1x 5p coin and 1x 10p coin


    Total 15p and 1 nsd
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  • I had a nsd too. I wanted a gorgeous clock and handbag and coasters (reduced) but Steve talked me out of it yesterday. I'm going to keep a financial diary and am off to find one of my cute unused notebooks.
    I put £2 x2 in my moneybox today.
    Aiming for a minimal spend 2022
  • I_Love_compsI_Love_comps Forumite, Senior Ambassador
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    Yesterday I bought 4 Items in the boots half price sale

    1 Used points instead of money - Jack wills set was £6 reduced to £3
    The other 3 were all half price.
    Joules Pen- £8.50 now £4.25
    old spice gift set £15 now £7.50
    Ted Baker perfume trio £12.50 now £6.25

    These are for presents throughout the year.

    Also bought some boots had £25 money from OH the Boots were £29 so not too much to add.

    Bought some slippers as my ones will wear out soon - Got some Bootie type ones from shoezone were £9.99 now £7.99

    No more spending now - But these were good savings

    Savings 5x1ps into pot
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  • Well done comps. I did this last year and the savings were marvellous. I couldn't this year as I wasn't well but when I did go with my friend it was just to clothes shops and I didn't see anything I liked.
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  • I_Love_compsI_Love_comps Forumite, Senior Ambassador
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    Met my friend yesterday pm. Bought coffee used a loyalty card to gain points.

    Bought some socks reduced from £2.50 to a £1 used loyalty card when buying.

    Have 1x50p and 1x10p to go into savings pots

    Not planning on going out today
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