Saving for Christmas 2024 - £1 a day

kdalwayskint
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edited 26 December 2023 at 7:32PM in Debt-free wannabe challenges
Hello!
Apologies, I'm a little late in setting it up this year but it's here and and ready to go.

🎄 Getting ready for Christmas 2024 - save £1 a day challenge 🎄

It's a leap year next year, so an extra £1 to save :smiley:

Also, I just want to say, you don't have to save £1 a day, do what is right for you. Any amount you manage to save is a help towards Christmas next year :) 

I know a few of us have enjoyed doing this challenge over the years so I thought I'd host it again this year, please let me know if someone else has already started, if not here we go

The Aim: To save a £1 a day from 1st December 2023 to 30th November 2024. How you save your £1 doesn't really matter, whether it be a £1 in a tin, an on-line account or anywhere else that suits you.

We will open our tins or have access to our accounts on 1st December 2024 and declare total amounts saved.

Then it's spend, spend, spend for Christmas 2024 on whatever you like.

You soon get into the habit of putting a £1 a day away and just think this time next year you will have a healthy chunk of money towards the expense of Christmas

If you would like to join in pop your name down and the amount you are aiming for, I will allocate a number for you.

Please note, I have copied some of last year's information for the beginning of this thread.

new challenge?
£1 a day for Christmas 2024 £100.60 / £366 ~
Got married 24/05/19 ~ Credit Card
DFW Nerd #1155 ~
LBM 25/2/09 ~ Debt at highest £8,037.35 ~ £0
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  • kdalwayskint
    kdalwayskint Posts: 789
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    edited Today at 4:33PM
    🎅🎅🎅🎅🎅🎅🎅🎅🎅

    🎅 Member list 🎄

    1. kdalwayskint - £107.60 / £366
    2. JGB1955 £191 / £366
    3. CoffeeSonata - £ / £366
    4. savingpennies - £ / £366
    5. Makingabobor2 £23 / £366
    6. ~FlowerPot~ £91 / £366
    7. lolly2481 £ / £366
    8. Sb84 £ / £366
    9. scrimpandsave £ / £366
    10. TheScarletPixie £31 / £366
    11. Aya2030 £445.60 / £366
    12. IrishRose12 £62 / £732
    13. makingmehappy £31 / 366
    14 claremylove £ / £366
    15. Flugelhorn £21 / £366
    16. keggie £90 / £366
    17. 2sonmum £ / £366
    18. _Dolly_Rocker_ £91 / £366
    19. SuperSavingD £100 / £1700







    new challenge?
    £1 a day for Christmas 2024 £100.60 / £366 ~
    Got married 24/05/19 ~ Credit Card
    DFW Nerd #1155 ~
    LBM 25/2/09 ~ Debt at highest £8,037.35 ~ £0
  • Thanks for the new thread! I have been saving up for christmas this year, but doing it with people is so much more motivating.  I'd like to join you all.  I have mostly Dec family/friends birthdays which is a separate pot in my budget line, though same account. It does mean that my birthdays/gifts/christmas are NOT spread throughout the year!   So for Christmas I'm aiming for a minimum savings of £366 - £1 a day.  Will probably need to exceed that though. It's my basic amount though and anything else is a bonus!  The £1 will be strictly for gifts. 

    Goal = £1  a day / £366

     
    Challenges for Feb (28th Feb updated)
    GC Feb: £320/£350 

    Make £5 a day: £161/£145 


    My Debt Free Diary: https://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/discussion/6490048/a-cup-of-coffee-and-two-paracetamol-debt-disability-and-getting-organised-like-the-chickens

  • Please count me in.  I love the idea of saving small amounts.  Years ago my mum and I were in a Christmas savings club with her work colleagues.  It was great at the end of November, when everyone's saving pot was handed out and you knew Christmas was sorted.  I'm going to do the same and save until November 30th, 2024, though I'll start the saving today. 
    Books - the original virtual reality.
    Tilly Tidying:
  • Would like to join again.Didn't get very far last year, so have started with new determination.  I am calling my pot Christmas/Bithdays '24 though, as we don't really spend much on Christmas, certainly not £365. So my total will go up & down through out the year, as birthdays or early Christmas presents are needed. 
    I have already got my pot started & have the grand sum of £15. Aiming for £1 a day, but may put more sometimes
    Making the debt go down and the savings go up, one day at a time.

    LBM 2015 - debt £57K / Jan 2024 now £34,119


    Mortgage at 12th Jan '24  £18,385 (Officially finishes June 2026, but plan to get MF well before that....watch this space)
    Total Mortgage Overpayments in 2022 - £240. 2023 - £1766
    Total Overpayments so far in 2024 £269.00


    Challenges

    EF #68  £375/£1000
    1p a Day Challenge 2024 #12  £56/£667
    SPC 2024    #041  £11.37
    Christmas/Birthdays 2024  #5
      £32
     Make £5 a day - March £5.32/£155                 

    NSDs for Mar 0/15
    My debt free diary...https://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/discussion/6396218/we-will-get-this-debt-down-the-savings-up


  • Hi, i would like to do this challenge please. 
    Im of to find a colour in chart for 366 days. 
    It's a leap year isn't it? 
    ♥️2024 challenges
    #4 365 1p a day challenge 2024 ~ £190.00🌸
    #6 £1 a day challenge 2024 ~ £91/366 🌸
    Decluttering 2024🎖️🎖️🎖️🏅🏅🌸 DS2🏅🏅🌸
    #2 52 week Cash stuffing challenge 🌸
    Mortgage OPs #70 £650 / £5000 PA challenge £60 a month - Jan ✅ /Feb ✅/Mar/Apr/May/ Jun/Jul/Aug /Sep/Oct/Nov/Dec 🌸
  • Hi! I would like to join this challenge, please. Can't promise to be an active thread member but hope to come back for a final update at the very least! 
    * £1000 Emergency Fund £65.00 / £1000
    * £1 a day for Christmas 2024 £5.74 / £366
  • Hi,

    I have just found this thread and want to give it a try.  However I am very likely to forget to do this manually...sooo I am thinking I might set up a direct debit to come from my account into a separate account every pay day.  
  • Hi Kd, can I be no9? I lapsed last year and lost my number.
    Thanks 🙂
    Saving for Christmas 2023 #51🎄
    £1 a day £36/£365
    Tilly Tidy 🧹 2023
    💸 2023 1% Challenge #9 ☀️
  • Linmao said:
    Excited to kick off our "Getting ready for Christmas 2024 - save £1 a day challenge"! 🎁💰 It's a leap year, so an extra £1 to save! 😊 Remember, there's no pressure to stick to £1—save what suits you! Every bit helps for Christmas next year. 🌟 Share your progress and let's make it a festive season to remember! 🎉🛍️
    Do you want to join in?
    new challenge?
    £1 a day for Christmas 2024 £100.60 / £366 ~
    Got married 24/05/19 ~ Credit Card
    DFW Nerd #1155 ~
    LBM 25/2/09 ~ Debt at highest £8,037.35 ~ £0
  • JGB1955
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    edited 26 December 2023 at 7:04PM
    Can I join again please?  Have been #2 for a couple of years.  I'll stick with 366 for now....
    #2 Saving for Christmas 2024 - £1 a day challenge. £131 of £366
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