Premium Bonds

Hi! This is my first post, however have been a "moneysaver" addict for a long time now.
After taking Martin's advice, I used my 0%credit, not in a high interest account but bought some premium bonds, and lo and behold 6 months later £100 came flying through my post!
Not bad for doing nothing! so I re-invested it, just have to wait and see.
Anybody else had any luck!
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  • lipidicmanlipidicman Forumite
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    Nice one, better 'average' returns with a savings account though!
  • Lazy_IkeLazy_Ike Forumite
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    Not bad for doing nothing! so I re-invested it, just have to wait and see.
    Anybody else had any luck!
    Welcome Sparklyblue
    As usual there is good advice to found in MSE regarding premium bonds. However what ever the return in relation to savings banks, there is always that 'chance' of the 'big one'. I have a reasonable holding, and have had better than average/saving bank returns both last year, and this year. However not as lucky at one of the million winners in August. With a holding of £10008, and bonds purchased in June 05 (so August was their first elligible draw month) they hit the big one!
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  • ManAtHomeManAtHome Forumite
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    You don't wanna win a million - your 'end of stooze' date would probably slip your mind and you'd end up paying interest.!!

    More seriously, I've found PBs pretty good, but only because I pay higher rate tax. Think I'm close to 'average luck' - been better this year due to interest rate increases from back end of last year. At least you've ended up with a few free PBs, and may get more before you need to repay the CC - good luck.

    It's really just an alternative to putting the cash in a monthly interest account and using the interest to buy lottery tickets - anyone tried this.?
  • lipidicmanlipidicman Forumite
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    There was a debate on the savings account/lottery tickets idea. I cant remember which came out better, I may need to do a search in a bit.

    'You don't wanna win a million - your 'end of stooze' date would probably slip your mind and you'd end up paying interest.!!' ManAtHome

    I like your thinking. It would still bother a stoozer, wouldn't it?!
  • ManAtHomeManAtHome Forumite
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    Think there was one about the maths/chances, I suspect if anyone's gone the lottery route (or the PB route) and won will be sat on a beach rather than in front of a PC.
  • itgirlinukitgirlinuk Forumite
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    I tried to find the moneysaving article about Premium Bonds...But cant find it on this site. Can anyone help??

    Thanks in advance,
    The quickest way to double your money is to fold it in half and put it back in your pocket. :rolleyes:
  • Hey! thanks everyone for replying to me,going to buy some more for another 6 months, and sit tight! mmmmm wouldn't it be great Martin's first millionaire! ah well we can all dream!bye for now! :j :rotfl:
  • thriftychickthriftychick Forumite
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    I have just bought £1,000 of PBs too, on my virgin credit card at 0% naturally! Its not costing me anything so I thought why not see if I can think lucky this year.
    Just when I'm about to make ends meet, somebody moves the ends.:cool:
  • looks like we are on the same wave length THRIFTYCHICK,I've got till next Jan with my new lot! so I'll cross my fingers for you too!I expect after this ERNIE will have a deluge of new investors,and we all have the same chance. Last time I won was £30 when I was 8!! mind you that's alot when you are young. bye again
  • john269john269 Forumite
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    I use to have £500 in premium bonds for about 1 and half years. I never won a thing though so I then pulled the money out and spent it as I needed it at the time.
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