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    • Traveller_93
    • By Traveller_93 1st Nov 17, 10:38 PM
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    2018 challenges
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    • 1st Nov 17, 10:38 PM
    2018 challenges 1st Nov 17 at 10:38 PM
    I'm thinking of challenges in 2018, and have come up with the following:

    Save 10 per week for Christmas 2018, starting 22/12/17.

    Use cash where possible for purchases so I can put change into my SPC pot. I am going to aim for all food shopping to be paid for in cash, and keep receipts.

    Tomorrow I am going to get some paper and write down the above.

    That's all for now!

    This Forum tip was included in MoneySavingExpert.com's weekly email!
    Last edited by MSE Andrea; 29-11-2017 at 12:34 PM.
    SPC 11# 588
    Saving 10 per week for Christmas 201840/500
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    • Zippy113
    • By Zippy113 2nd Nov 17, 3:26 PM
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    • 2nd Nov 17, 3:26 PM
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    • 2nd Nov 17, 3:26 PM
    I like the save 10 a week challenge for Christmas idea. I definitely need to get a better grip of my spending and saving!
    • Traveller_93
    • By Traveller_93 2nd Nov 17, 9:26 PM
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    • 2nd Nov 17, 9:26 PM
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    • 2nd Nov 17, 9:26 PM
    Hi zippy,

    Glad I'm not the only one who needs to take charge of their money - i feel like money, or lack of it, rules my life and it needs to change!

    T93
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    • BadBookkeeper
    • By BadBookkeeper 11th Nov 17, 5:43 PM
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    • 11th Nov 17, 5:43 PM
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    • 11th Nov 17, 5:43 PM
    Interested!
    • Dolly Rocker
    • By Dolly Rocker 13th Nov 17, 11:38 AM
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    • 13th Nov 17, 11:38 AM
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    • 13th Nov 17, 11:38 AM
    I'm interested in a Christmas 2018 savings club!!

    Dxxx
    CWP start 16st2lbs, current 13st13lbs, lost 31lbs

    Debt start 6,649.97, current 5,950.00, paid 696.97

    17th April 2018 - I have 5 Nationwide Referrals available, PM me if you want 100 to switch accounts
    • Traveller_93
    • By Traveller_93 29th Nov 17, 8:30 PM
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    • 29th Nov 17, 8:30 PM
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    • 29th Nov 17, 8:30 PM
    Hi to you all!

    I have to say I'm quite surprised by how many other's are liking my Xmas savings idea! :-) .

    Do you think I should start a new thread or keep it on this one?
    T93 x
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    • DebtFreeDuo
    • By DebtFreeDuo 29th Nov 17, 8:43 PM
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    • 29th Nov 17, 8:43 PM
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    • 29th Nov 17, 8:43 PM
    Could you rename this thread? Unsure if its possible but would save starting a fresh one.
    Debt free by Christmas 2018 #004: 2565.82/7445.69
    2018 in 2018 #25: 674.21/2018
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    • Traveller_93
    • By Traveller_93 29th Nov 17, 9:25 PM
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    • 29th Nov 17, 9:25 PM
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    • 29th Nov 17, 9:25 PM
    I have tried it won't let me grr!

    T93
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    • dollypeeps
    • By dollypeeps 30th Nov 17, 7:29 AM
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    • 30th Nov 17, 7:29 AM
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    • 30th Nov 17, 7:29 AM
    We've done this for many years and once you've done it you'll never look back.
    It's so much easier.
    We do ours from October to October and it's wonderful knowing that the money is there.

    Done the same with food shopping too.
    Each week I cash 50-60 and do my weekly shop on a Friday. Also have 10 in my purse for any incidentals like milk bread or rolls etc and once it's gone that's it!! Very often I find I'm left with 5 from my 'purse'money and then each Thursday evening I empty my purse, small coins in a jar and notes and 1 coins in a separate tin. It soon adds up.

    Good,luck
    Mortgage 5500 as of Mar 2018
    and no other debts
    • dollypeeps
    • By dollypeeps 30th Nov 17, 7:30 AM
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    ^ oops need update my signature ^
    Mortgage 5500 as of Mar 2018
    and no other debts
    • try harder
    • By try harder 30th Nov 17, 8:01 PM
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    try harder
    Sounds great, i would love to join in too .
    • datlex
    • By datlex 30th Nov 17, 8:05 PM
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    Saving for Christmas is always a good idea. 10 a week would make a generous Christmas, particularly when combined with other things like nectar point, boots advantage and Tesco clubcard. This year I have got an Iceland bonus card. 2 added on every time you save 20. They also do short term offers. Very easy to save on. Will be using it to get some Christmas treats.
    • Traveller_93
    • By Traveller_93 30th Nov 17, 9:23 PM
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    Thank you for all the advice! I think on going to start a new thread for the Christmas savings as I can't change this one. I have emailed MSE so I'll see if they can do it, if not I shall do a new one! Still can't believe this is in the email!


    T93
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    • Traveller_93
    • By Traveller_93 22nd Dec 17, 9:51 AM
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    Hello, I have saved 40 for Xmas 2018 going to update signature now!

    T93
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    • Nathsmam
    • By Nathsmam 26th Dec 17, 8:30 PM
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    Hi there everyone. Love the saving for Christmas challenge I would love to join in too x
    • Robthemog
    • By Robthemog 28th Dec 17, 8:06 AM
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    I would like to join in too!
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    • Robthemog
    • By Robthemog 4th Jan 18, 6:14 AM
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    I've been a lurker on here for far too long and don't really know what I'm doing....am I really the last person wanting to do this challenge or has it been moved. I've tried to look for the thread but when I try to type the keyboard disappears
    2 Savers Club 2018 No 18
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