Make an EXTRA £10 a Day in February 2023

Following the MASSIVE successes of January, here is the FEBRUARY thread of "Make an Extra £10 a Day challenge!"

For anyone looking for a new challenge to get their money looking a little healthier, jump onboard to see what you can achieve! The purpose of this challenge is to try and make an extra £10 a day on top of your normal income to help things along, eg. paying off debt, making savings, paying for holidays, overpaying mortgages or even extra spending money. Every little helps, and we've seen participants reaping the rewards of giving themselves a target and using the group for inspiration and encouragement to get there.

The idea is that everyone posts how they are making extra money and these shared ideas help all of us to learn new ways to help cut debt or earn/save money. This isn't a competition to see who can make the most; everyone is on their own journey and doing a variety of different activities to raise extra funds, so please set your own target, do your own thing. If you feel £10 is too much, why not start at £5 (or less if you want)?  Or, if you're brave, join those who aim for £20 a day! (We saw a few occasions of topping £1000 last year!) Anything extra you make is great so set whatever target you think you can manage. It also doesn't have to be £10 each and every day - some days you make more and some days you make less, but aim to average £10 a day (or whatever your target is) extra by the end of the month.

This is the 186th month of the challenge which was started by Batgirl in September 2007. Here is a link to the original thread as I am sure some of you are interested to read where it all began. https://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=542835

Thanks to Batgirl for starting it and for everyone who has kept it going for over 15 years.

If you would like to join in, let us know by commenting in the thread with how much you are going to aim for. If you would like some ideas, or recommendations, or just check-in for a bit of encouragement, you'll find lots of friends within this group, and you are welcome to join in at any time.

Good luck for the month! 
November 2023

I'm always in it, it's only the depth that varies....

Current debt: £10,806.75
Debt free date April 2025 (though expecting this to come forward)


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  • CMD79
    CMD79 Posts: 751 Forumite
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    Holding spot for January Totals and February Targets!
    November 2023

    I'm always in it, it's only the depth that varies....

    Current debt: £10,806.75
    Debt free date April 2025 (though expecting this to come forward)


  • I'm in again. Going for £5 a day, so £140 in total....Hoping to smash it. January ended on £124.81/£155, so didn't quite make it,
    Making the debt go down and savings go up

    LBM 2015 - debt £57K / Now £33,676

    Mortgage 04/24  £17,400 Officially ends June '26 but plan to be MF sooner
    Total OPs 2022 - £240   2023 - £1766
    OPs so far in 2024 £581.00


    Challenges

    EF #68  £335/£1000
    1p a Day '24 #12  £76/£667.  SPC '24 #41 £12.93
    Christmas '24 £12. 
     
    Make £5 a day - Apr £36.30/£150            
    NSDs April 3/15

    My debt free diary...https://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/discussion/6396218/we-will-get-this-debt-down-the-savings-up


  • Thank you for the new thread. I failed at £10 a day last month but I'll give it another shot this month and lower in March if I don't manage it
    Debt Free Journey Began December 2022

    Total Debt Repaid- £16,480.47/£66,133.42


    Current Debt-£49,656.59


    My Debt Free Wannabe Diary
    https://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/discussion/6411146/the-final-bite-of-the-cherry-journey-to-clear-66k#latest

  • jak
    jak Posts: 2,027 Forumite
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    Me please! I'm aiming for £10 a day, after January's success.
    JAK
    2022 Comp total (prizes + free spins): £494.81 #20 £12 a day Jan: £382.95/£372 #57 360 1p challenge: £17.70 £10 a day Feb: £571.09/£280 March: £311.96/£310
  • MrsCautious
    MrsCautious Posts: 1,556 Forumite
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    edited 1 February 2023 at 9:53PM
    Thank you for doing this in January and again now in February. 
    I’d like to stick with a £15 a day target, £420 for the month. It’s my birthday this month though and this may make a difference…and my First Direct fee for switching an account should be with me if all goes through without any problems.
    So hopefully some good boosts of my target to look forward to.
    2 mystery shops booked.
    Good luck to everyone taking part. 

    Today:

    £1.10 Curious Cat
    £3.69 Cash for Clothes
    86p TopCashback.

    A steady £5.65.


    Not income but negotiated a monthly bill down by £9 today, as it will save £54 over next six months, Don’t think it’s eligible for this at all but pleased with myself! 
  • olaf2014
    olaf2014 Posts: 71 Forumite
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    Can I please do £5 a day for Feb 

    Today 

    £4.13 from surveys 
    Been hiding under a rock for that last few years hoping it will go away but it doesn't now is the time for the rocket 🚀 I want to be no I need to be debt free Debt free #45 £5.50- £500 1p challenge £47.19 - £667.95 (Doing this in a random order). £5 a day Jan - total £103.37 (short but only way is up£5 a day Feb - total £19.13. Debt free by march 2025 (if pay mins)
  • Thanks very much for the new thread.  Good luck everyone!

    I'm back into the money making for February, and will try for £10 a day, so £280 for February.

    Good start for today - £5.95 cashed out from Prolific, used £5 Nectar points for a purchase, and also found an Argos gift card for £5 and another £5 discount voucher through OH's work.

    So a first day total of £20.95.
    Make £10 a day 2024
    Jan £193.68/£280
  • Hi £5 a Day for me again please so 140 for the month.
    Make £2024 in 2024 £374.71/£2024"Remember not to do too many things at once" said me to herself.Mortgage Free Wannabe #25 2023 OP £2000/£7000
  • jokono
    jokono Posts: 744 Forumite
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    Thanks @CMD79 for organising again  <3

    I'll join, can I keep my #19, I got used to it   :D

    Aiming for £5 a day, I'll start it up with £5.54 bank interest.
    01.12.2020 - CC £16,839 / Loan £18,820 / EF £0
    03.07.2023 - CC (0%) £9,859 / Loan £0 / Savings £10,110
  • jak
    jak Posts: 2,027 Forumite
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    edited 2 February 2023 at 10:38AM
    £16.27 yesterday. £14.84 bank interest and the rest Qmee. £co 2.40 today so total is £18.67. Off to a flying start.
    JAK
    x
    2022 Comp total (prizes + free spins): £494.81 #20 £12 a day Jan: £382.95/£372 #57 360 1p challenge: £17.70 £10 a day Feb: £571.09/£280 March: £311.96/£310
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