The DFW "Celebrate Christmas for free in 2008" Challenge



  • Hi, count me in. I've been fairly organised this year in terms of savings, but if I could do it for free, I'd be chuffed to bits!!
  • Gemmzie
    Gemmzie Posts: 14,876 Forumite
    I'm in, did quite a bit this year but will go whole hog next year. Will read the thread when I have time too!
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  • wyebird
    wyebird Posts: 755 Forumite
    Sea78 wrote: »
    whoa...where was this ipod deal thingy? Has it finished now?

    Sea xx

    Yes, I think so, but it seems to come up periodically. Tesco DVD were doing it in September and I got mine through The Guardian's Sofa Cinema. It's all from "love film" who run these things for various companies. I'll keep a look out and post if i see anything ;)
  • Sea78 wrote: »
    I don't lose any money transferring over- I 'buy' the amount in paypal vouchers with the points and then it transfers over.

    Sea xx

    I didn't know you could do that. Have always avoided the Paypal option as I didn't want to lose any money but might do this next time - the money might be more useful than vouchers!
  • slowlyfading
    slowlyfading Posts: 13,429 Forumite
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    Can I join in please? :) it's a fab idea as Christmas seems to come round so quickly and I'm never prepared! so yup, count me in :)
    sf x
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  • Sea78
    Sea78 Posts: 6,185 Forumite
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    I've found £14.15 in a survey account I'd forgotten about - - it's good, rare to get many surveys but it pays into your bank at £10 so is quite good that way.

    I'm going to leave it in there for Jan bargains for next Christmas :) If I swap it now I'll jsut waste it.
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  • Thanks Sea. Just joined that one and also the onepoll site that Tru suggested earlier.

    Decided that I will start saving vouchers now, but any cash payments won't be included until 1st January - not that I'm really expecting any before then, apart from £25 from pureProfile which should be deposited soon.
  • sweetpeas_2
    sweetpeas_2 Posts: 2,237 Forumite
    hi everyone, ive just done my sums worked out how much id like to save by next christmas- £750. never realised i spent that much on cmas! :eek:
    it covers everything- £150 each of my children, £100 dh, £200 everyone else and £150 christmas week food shopping.
    I have worked out that if I get £2 in saver stamps each week from tescos, it will be almost enough to cover my food budget. Then, my £3/wk will total £178 by 16/12/08, I am also going to give my mum £15 every payday starting this december ending next November- thats £180. then, will include my mystery shopping money from now on- total £10 so far.
    Also compelted 2 on line surveys this morning- total 7000 points with test and vote, but cant get on website to check my total balance...

    xx nog xx
  • lunar
    lunar Posts: 1,805 Forumite
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    count me in, been looking forward to you posting this challenge. ive got some money left over ready to hit the sales, ive even made out my list of everything i need including cards and wrap etc!
  • jo_b_2
    jo_b_2 Posts: 7,123 Forumite
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    Great idea for a challenge! Please count me in. :j

    I've been really enjoying the 'Make £10 a Day challenge' so hopefully this will keep my resolve with a long-term goal in sight.

    To be honest, I think I've done quite well this year. I've bought lots of my son's presents from Boots using Advantage points. Their offers (3 for 2 etc) still work when you spend points so they work out good value. I also top my mobile up at Boots so that I get points on that. Not much but it does add up.

    Also converted lots of survey rewards (Juicy Brains and Lightspeed mainly) to Amazon vouchers. I save them up until I've got at least £15 worth (to avoid paying p&p) and them spend them on presents too. ;)

    Happy Christmas 2007 everybody and good luck for a frugal Christmas 2008! :T
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