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    • Sue-UU
    • By Sue-UU 1st Nov 19, 12:03 AM
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    Sue-UU
    Sealed Pot Challenge ~ 13
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    • 1st Nov 19, 12:03 AM
    Sealed Pot Challenge ~ 13 1st Nov 19 at 12:03 AM
    Hello once again Potters and a warm welcome aboard to all new members! Things are a little different with "SPC "No 13" this year as due to ill health I'm unable to continue as I have been. However, 32b13, a very dear member of ours thankfully refused to let our beloved thread go, so she and I will now run the thread together. Since SPC's birth! We've had 12 fantastic money-saving years, all purely because of your determination to save - many thanks to you splendid folk who have made SPC what it is!!


    For all newcomers...Old Timers too - it's so very important to please read through this entire post to see what the SPC is all about, including the declaration date as well as our re-opening date etc.. However, if you haven't already done so, please be sure to Join the MSE forum in order to be able to join the challenge. For ALL SPC members, please chat away regularly about your conquests, money-saving ideas etc, it gives encouragement to all, including yourselves as it keeps the motivation to save far stronger and gives even more ideas of how to save.

    For all newcomers - a really huge heartfelt welcome! We're a great bunch who just adore greeting more members to the flock. Please read through this entire post and you'll be aware of why SPC is so special. Pop on the thread and tell us you'd like to join, then start saving straight away and become part of our saving family. You will very soon be welcomed aboard.

    The idea is to save as much as possible throughout the following year until just before Christmas - which this year (2020) will be to open our pots on Thursday the 29th October 2020. We save it in pots that we've pre-sealed to stop us being tempted to open them. Any spare cash can be put away, every day/week/month, whatever is best for you. If you have change left over after you've been shopping - pop it in the pot! After all why not. However small the change...the likelihood is that it won't be missed, and might otherwise have been wasted!

    Most of us pot the difference that we've been saved on special offers etc, it's all saved at the shop so it makes sense to save it in the pot to mount up!

    Below are the basics for making your pot and sealing it.

    Firstly: Get yourself a pot, and remember - it doesn't need to cost much - if anything! Please do your best to avoid plastic thank you. With the emphasis being on saving money, your pot doesn't need to cost anything i.e a used sweet tin, coffee jar etc..extremely MSE!! *Next - seal it with sellotape and be sure to make a slit in the lid, big enough for a 50p to go in, that way all coins will fit. If you wish, you can always take advantage of finding a cheap pot in the sales after Christmas, or put one you fancy on your Christmas list! You can always buy ready sealed tins from reasonably priced shops!

    It can also be interesting and challenging to make yourself a Paper Mach!!! Pig (or any animal or object) etc by using Frugaldom's recipe, by clicking here then going to Post No. 597 of SPC 1 or by going to a totally separate thread paper mach!! Animal here. After it's finished, seal as per the instructions in the *paragraph above

    After selecting your pot, seal round the lid with sellotape. Again, be sure to make a slit in the top that is the right size for a 50p to go in! NB. If you make a Paper Mach!!! Pot you will need to "operate" on it at the end of each challenge! Still, you can always have the pleasure of making a new one towards the end of the year, or getting the kiddies involved - if you're the daring type! The mind could run riot with what to model!

    Terrimundi pots are available in many shops and on-line, they're very attractive and another ready sealed way to save, and though the manufacturers and retailers would have you believe differently, you DO NOT need to smash them to remove your cash!! I've used mine for 12 years...and at the end of each year's challenge, hubby and I have a whale of a time, doing things the 'old' way by tilting the pot and using a knife! Though, a few years ago DH bought a 12" steel ruler in from the shed which is thin and broad and perfect for the job. So be assured that, so long as you go carefully, you CAN use them again and again....unless you drop the darned things!! They are costly though, but this is where your Christmas list comes in handy, though always keep a look out in charity shops too!

    Regarding the Sealed Cans many of you use, apparently the best way to open the sealed tins is, rather than using a tin opener, squeeze the side of the tin, where the seam meets and you can pop the seal and tip the money out that way, better still, turn them upside down and get the cash out as advised above with Terramundi.


    The term roadkill = any money found on pavements, parks etc; even in car parks or on shop floors etc.

    NB. A few notes of interest.

    1/ Any money which is inherited can not be included as savings. We didn't used to include money put directly into the bank, but we've relaxed that rule as so many folk are unable to use cash these days, so that's all right now. Money from second jobs is ok to be potted, such as cleaning for Mrs Bloggs down the road or taking in ironing. Also money from a part-time job or anything similar is ok to be saved. Any savings saved via Christmas Clubs can also be used in your SPC Totals, it's another way of saving for Christmas after all. Money received from cashback sites such as Quidco, topcashback etc can be included in your pots. Likewise, any money made from sales on E-Bay, Facebook, Surveys or similar can be saved.

    Also, it is possible to include all other savings from MSE Challenges with your SPC Totals i.e. the £2 Challenge as, apparently they aren't put down on the challenge threads themselves. Also, the 1p challenge can be declared. If you're unsure, please ask on the thread, and remember - there's no so thing as a stupid question!

    Second incomes can come in many varied and very lucrative guises and anything such as that would be unfair to other members. However, doing a little job for Mrs Bloggs as described in paragraph 1/ can be included. Mostly the SPC is a challenge to see how much we can save during the year...mostly it's relatively small amounts which are saved from wages, housekeeping, good budgeting etc. Remunerations via the letting of second homes cannot be included in the SPC!

    2/
    Whenever you're in the dilemma of "ooh should I buy that?" If you don't need it, but just want it - leave it there and pot the cash instead, you'll be far more satisfied with the accomplishment, pleased with your self-discipline too. All too often, if I go back a second time I find I didn't even like whatever it was anyway!

    3/ You can ask me to put a Target on for you to try to meet (it's put in blue/pink ink alongside your name and number on the 2nd post below) but it's not necessary. If you do set one, but are unable to meet it, don't worry, at least you tried! A few people keep account of all they save, but most of us count what we save daily or weekly, then put it on the thread to help encourage others....ourselves too, then we pot it and forget about it and.... wait for the surprise at the end of the year!!!
    If you are hoping for a particular amount by Declaration Day but still want a nice surprise come October, work out what amount you would like to save, then work out how much you will need to pot on a weekly/monthly basis in order to achieve it. Save that sum regularly as well as potting any spare change after shopping, that way you are bound to come out on top and have a surprise come October!

    4/ Mainly SPC is a challenge to see how much we can save in a year for Christmas 2019. However, over the last 10 - 11 years we've had some members who have needed theirs at times throughout the year for bills, debts etc, and personally I'd far sooner they take the cash out for that than pay more interest or...miss a due date! You can always start again, even if it's getting later in the year, plus you can still include what you needed to take out on Declaration Day, after all, you will have saved it!! Whatever you need to do, don't worry about it - be happy and proud you have saved!
    Please don't worry about the amounts others save! We are all individuals with such varying jobs/incomes, each with different expenditures and commitments etc so while some find saving a real struggle, for others it's obviously easy. However, it's the pleasure each of us receives from our personal potting results - whatever you manage to pot, be happy with it, and be proud!!!!

    5/ If you wish to save for something special, a holiday, wedding etc then please do so, just please remember to declare it on October 29th. The most important thing, is that you are saving ...and hopefully not tempted to take it out unnecessarily.
    If anyone has any other queries, then please sing out.

    6/ At the end of the year (or when we've saved for what we wish) count up all your money saved and declare your Total either by waiting until the declaration date - or (if you've needed your cash for other things - by putting your Total on your MSE signature to remind you to include it in your full Total; that particularly applies to those using their money for holidays etc, but PLEASE remember to return to the thread on the 29th October to declare those Totals to us.
    Some members prefer not to keep too much money in the house and count theirs up every now and then to bank it, in which case they always pop the amount banked on their MSE signatures to remind them to include it when they declare.

    7/ KEEP YOUR POT or POTS SAFE and out of sight of others!! If you hide it, be sure to remember where you put it!!

    8/ "Holding Pots": To anyone concerned about putting money into their pot - only to possibly need it later in the week/month: Why not use an unsealed pot or purse as a "holding pot" and pop the money in there first each day/week/month - then, if it's not needed (for car parking costs, little Johnnie's school trip etc) - put it in your Sealed pot so it stays put. Do that each week and it'll save you taking money from the bank. Discipline yourself to only take what's needed though!

    9/ "Where to take bags of cash at the end of the year?": Most banks will accept them providing you have an account with them. Remember also that most banks have counting machines, so any of you who really don't like counting money, take them in and let the machine do the counting for you; you'll get a receipt which you then take to the counter. PLEASE - DON'T EVER CHANGE IT IN ONE OF THE COINSTAR MACHINES AT THE ENTRANCES OF SUPER MARKETS.... THEY WILL TAKE AROUND 10% OF YOUR MONEY!!!!!!!!!

    10/ Members who do not return by two weeks after closing date will lose their numbers and be removed from the list. Many people who sign up to the challenge then don't bother returning! To be fair, I think a lot get swept up in the excitement of it all, but then, for one reason of another, can't or don't wish to keep it up, but that then leaves us with a long list of non savers on the list which makes things very difficult over time. Any saving members won't be at all worried about this - however, if missing members remember, then - come back and ask for another number, you will always be be more than welcome!

    On the post below this is a list of members and their numbers, always display your No on your signatures please, that makes life so much easier for me and my DH when counting up all of our Totals. In December or thereabouts we declare the Grand Total of ALL that we members have collected, and what a terrific sight that is! Please declare your savings ASAP on or close to the 29th October please.

    Once again, we've just had an amazing year, let's keep it up and see what we can achieve this year. Good luck everyone and save well!!

    PLEASE take note everyone Thursday 29th Oct is the closing date for 2020, the day we declare what we've saved on the thread, kindly declare your monies saved within 2 weeks of the 29th, thank you kindly.

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    Last edited by MSE Molly; 20-11-2019 at 12:02 PM.
    Sealed Pot Challenge 001 My Totals = 08 = £163.95 09 = £315.78 10 = £518.80 11 = £481.87 12 = £694.53 13 = £1200.20! 14 = £881 15 = £839.21 16 = £870.48 17 = £871.52 18 = £800.00 19 = £851.02Grand Totals of all members (2008 uncounted) 2009 = £32.154.32! 2010 = £37.581.47! 2011 = £42.474.34! 2012 = £49.759.46! 2013 = £50.642.78! 2014 = £61.367.88!! 2015 = £52.852.06! 2016 = £52, 002.40!! 2017 = £50,456.23!! 2018 = £47, 815.88!!!!

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    • indigowarrior
    • By indigowarrior 1st Nov 19, 3:53 PM
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    indigowarrior
    Hi just checking in! I haven't spent anything today but I still want to pot something so going to put £1.01 in my tin. 1p is what i found on the floor and £1 just because
    No Spend November 2/15 and SPC 134
    • e4rub
    • By e4rub 1st Nov 19, 4:26 PM
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    e4rub


    Here we go!
    Potted some loose change leftover from SPC 12


    Emily x
    SPC #27 £544.76 Total for 2019Debt Free Date 1st August 2016 Christmas 2019 £1200 saved...so far
    • Sue-UU
    • By Sue-UU 1st Nov 19, 6:00 PM
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    Sue-UU
    Well done indigowarrior! Best to have potted something rather than nowt!!


    Good for you Emily! It's always good to start off with a little rather than nothing!


    A £2 in my poor famished pot. Otherwise it would have been starving!!!


    Enjoy a lovely weekend all Potters, and don't forget to Pot
    Sue x


    NB folks: Opening date for SPC 13 is 29th October 2020!!!

    Anyone wishing to join us, it's NEVER too late, so please just ask, you'll be made very welcome!
    Sealed Pot Challenge 001 My Totals = 08 = £163.95 09 = £315.78 10 = £518.80 11 = £481.87 12 = £694.53 13 = £1200.20! 14 = £881 15 = £839.21 16 = £870.48 17 = £871.52 18 = £800.00 19 = £851.02Grand Totals of all members (2008 uncounted) 2009 = £32.154.32! 2010 = £37.581.47! 2011 = £42.474.34! 2012 = £49.759.46! 2013 = £50.642.78! 2014 = £61.367.88!! 2015 = £52.852.06! 2016 = £52, 002.40!! 2017 = £50,456.23!! 2018 = £47, 815.88!!!!

    • 32b3in2013
    • By 32b3in2013 1st Nov 19, 8:25 PM
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    32b3in2013
    Woohoo, happy new thread everyone. Thank you to Sue for setting us off again

    Some excellent totals over on tíother thread. Amazing

    Welcome to all our newbies and welcome back to old friends

    Have a great weekend all

    32b3
    SPC9 #125 - £816.85
    SPC10 #125 - £851.81
    SPC 11 #7 - £968.46
    SPC 12 #7 - £2682.90
    • aimeemum
    • By aimeemum 1st Nov 19, 9:21 PM
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    aimeemum
    Hi all - I'm so excited to be here I have my pot and sealed it up, but silly me forgot to count what I put in it, so I'm counting it as a few pennies bonus
    DFBX19 #148 - 28/11/2019 - £3,256/£4,782 68% gone Total Debts cleared Oct 2018- Oct 2019 - £6,247
    November NST #20 - SPC-13 #136
    • Loz2018
    • By Loz2018 1st Nov 19, 9:35 PM
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    Loz2018
    I’ve updated my sig with how much I’ve potted so far which is about £35.
    I’m only going to add up any notes I put in and not coins just so I have an idea of what’s in the pot but I’ll still get a nice surprise at opening time.

    Unfortunately due to uni exams/work shifts I probably won’t be able to go on holiday in 2020 but it’s made me more motivated to pot as much as I can so I can put it towards a trip for 2021. Now that I have my emergency fund, and am adding to it monthly, I won’t have to open the pot early as I’m already covered which is a good feeling.
    CC Debt:£450 Emergency Fund: £1,500 Sealed Pot Challenge 2020 #042: £75
    • 2goals2get2
    • By 2goals2get2 1st Nov 19, 9:59 PM
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    2goals2get2
    I have scoured the house for every bit of loose change and emptied my purse into the pot. Going to be slim pickings the rest of the month so will be looking out for roadkill. Might see if there is anything I can sell.

    I'm not going to count it till the very last day of the challenge.
    Sealed Pot Challenge #135
    £1000 Emergency Fund Challenge #303
    Debt total 10317/11768 Emergency fund £110
    • delta13
    • By delta13 1st Nov 19, 10:24 PM
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    delta13
    Hi, I would love to join too! Trying to save for a house deposit mainly, but would be good to keep spare change for Xmas next year aswell!
    I've already put away 45p today, and subscribed to the thread
    Save 12k 2020 - /£12,000
    NSD Dec: 3/12 ------- Nov: 14/15
    SPC13 #142
    • Saver-upper
    • By Saver-upper 1st Nov 19, 11:54 PM
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    Saver-upper
    Thank you for the lovely new thread ,Sue.And thank you 32B3 for helping out again.
    Tonight I have emptied my purse of all the loose change (£2.03 in about 75,006 coins ).My 10 yo daughter has been out tonight with friends.When she came home,she gave me the change of money I had given her.Most of it I put in a holding pot,but I did save a £2 coin for the pot.
    Total set aside to put in pot when I buy a tin (hopefully tomorrow),is £4.03
    SPC #108 x 8.SPC7=£751.10 SPC8=£651.04 SPC9=£843.00 SPC10=£872.76
    Pinecone £301,Valued Opinions £10.50





    • Sue-UU
    • By Sue-UU 2nd Nov 19, 12:18 AM
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    Sue-UU
    Welcome aboard our new members!
    Hi, I would love to join too! Trying to save for a house deposit mainly, but would be good to keep spare change for Xmas next year aswell!
    I've already put away 45p today, and subscribed to the thread
    Originally posted by delta13

    It will be lovely to have you delta13 (142)! A VERY warm welcome to you! Have fun saving and enjoying the banter. You'll find your number at the bottom of the list on the 2nd post of page 1. Please read through post 1 as it'll let you know exactly what to do with the challenge. PS. We always empty our pots and declare our savings in November, please make a note of this year's date: 29th Oct 2020.

    Please also subscribe to the thread by clicking on "Thread Tools" (lower green bar) and clicking "Subscribe to this thread"...or you may lose us! To put your SPC No on, go to "Quick Links" (right side of top green bar), click and then click on "Edit Signature" and you're away.

    *Please pop your number on your sig, it really helps us



    delta13 - Save as hard as you're able to, and be proud!!



    Many thanks to you, 32b3. It's always good to start off with a new thread.


    We've had some quite amazing Totals on SPC 12, wonderful! Having said that, we've also had members with quite low amounts, which for most of them, is exactly what they were looking for.
    Many just don't have the means to be able to save a lot, but they're all so pleased with what they have saved, and that's what it's all about... saving for things that make them happy, saving enough for little extras for Christmas... enough to pay their car insurance etc. It's quite amazing the various needs that folk save for, which is wonderful as, at the end of the day, each is happy with what they've potted!


    The most important thing is that they are proud of themselves with how brilliantly they've done! Quite magical that.


    Don't worry about it being the exact cash potted, aimeemum, and even if we remember every penny we've potted for i.e. £2.55 for the day or week, it's nigh on impossible to remember all we save from week to week let alone throughout the year. So, "haven't a clue how much I potted, but I'm pleased I have potted some." is all that's necessary!

    Good to know you're saving and so thrilled about it!!


    You're potting very sensibly, Loz! You'll have a rough idea, but not a clue how much your Total will be come next October!
    A very wise way to view not being able to afford a holiday too. You've much to be proud of Loz, just as you did during this last year! Very well done!


    You're potting very wisely too, 2goals2get2!! It's always wonderful to have a lovely surprise come the end of the challenge. Keep coming to the thread to stay motivated! BTW, always scour around playing fields and play grounds, it's amazing how kiddies chuck away cash - adults too!!


    Hi Saver-upper! You're most welcome. 32b3 is a gem, bless her! All the best in buying your tin tomorrow, and with the amount you'll pot too!

    Enjoy a lovely weekend all Potters, and don't forget to Pot!!

    Sue x


    NB folks: Opening date for SPC 13 is 29th October 2020!!!

    Anyone wishing to join us, it's NEVER too late, so please just ask, you'll be made very welcome!
    Sealed Pot Challenge 001 My Totals = 08 = £163.95 09 = £315.78 10 = £518.80 11 = £481.87 12 = £694.53 13 = £1200.20! 14 = £881 15 = £839.21 16 = £870.48 17 = £871.52 18 = £800.00 19 = £851.02Grand Totals of all members (2008 uncounted) 2009 = £32.154.32! 2010 = £37.581.47! 2011 = £42.474.34! 2012 = £49.759.46! 2013 = £50.642.78! 2014 = £61.367.88!! 2015 = £52.852.06! 2016 = £52, 002.40!! 2017 = £50,456.23!! 2018 = £47, 815.88!!!!

    • DukeOfSomewhere
    • By DukeOfSomewhere 2nd Nov 19, 4:14 AM
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    DukeOfSomewhere
    Declaring total for sealed pot challenge.
    Hello everyone . . .

    Sorry that I've been missing from the thread for so long. I have however, kept up to date with the Monday morning email which has lifted my spirits as to how well fellow potters have been doing.

    I can declare that my pot challenge amounts to £1862.53.

    Now for the reason the total is high. Other than paying the usual outgoings, I've not been spending on extras thanks to being diagnosed with cancer earlier in the year.

    My battle has been hard and I've been in some very dark places but i accepted that the experts knew what they were doing, even though I have felt awful for what seems forever.

    My OH has been an absolute star throughout . . . even reminding me to pot the cost of haircuts, when all my hair fell out!!.

    I finished my last session of chemo last month (fingers crossed) and I certainly won't miss the throwing up!!. So now it's onwards and upwards and my hope is that by Christmas I will have regained some energy and can look forward to a brand new year.

    Family and friends have been marvellous over the months and despite the many invitations to various events already, we have decided that we're going nowhere over the festive period (and we don't want any visitors! . . . Bah humbug but I don't care).
    All I know is that we will be in the castle together enjoying some 'just us' time, and that . . . i am really looking forward to. No trying to please everyone, no hassle, no rushing around to be somewhere for a certain time . . . Its going to be absolute bliss.

    To any fellow potters who are currently going through their own battles or who are under the weather . . . I wish that each day brings you renewed strength, brighter times and a healthier, happier you.


    SPC (12) . . . Number 44
    • indigowarrior
    • By indigowarrior 2nd Nov 19, 6:55 AM
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    indigowarrior
    @dukeofsomewhere great potting. You sound so positive!
    No Spend November 2/15 and SPC 134
    • babs 103
    • By babs 103 2nd Nov 19, 7:12 AM
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    babs 103
    Hi Sue and everyone

    Number 025 logging in for the new challenge. I do 99% of my shopping online now so not much lose cash but I will still use cashback money and surveys, I can't think of anything else I can do to get money in my pot but will plod on

    Good luck everyone xx

    Quot Libros, Quam Breve Tempus
    SPC #11 025 - £207.12
    SPC #12 025 - £295.03
    SPC #13 025 -
    • Hettyhound
    • By Hettyhound 2nd Nov 19, 7:42 AM
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    Hettyhound
    Iíve resealed my pot and added a £2 coin to rattle around. Going to the post office this morning to see if I can deposit some of the cash bags into my bank account. Keeping the notes at home for the physical Christmas shopping. I have some half bags of coins. I decided if they were more than half way there I will fill them before the pot and then deposit them later. Looking forward to this yearís challenge; my aim is going to be £200 for Christmas 2020
    Dec 2019 Grocery challenge £103/£200
    SPC #120 SPC 12: £125.86
    MFW #90 Mortgage start Dec 2015 £79,950; November 2019 £58,860.00; 2019 OP £1595.03/£1500
    • hickles69
    • By hickles69 2nd Nov 19, 10:36 AM
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    hickles69
    Yay a new thread. Potting is going ro be tough this year so aiming for £100 .... will only pot what's left at the end of the month i think....
    SPC#077 - 7-£666.54, 8-£489, 9-£264 10-£376 11- £305.8p 12 £329 SPC 13 target - £0 / £100

    Swaggers - 2015/£285, 2016/£270, 2017 / £460, 2018 £420 2019 - target £200 for next Christmas
    • Lost2
    • By Lost2 2nd Nov 19, 11:44 AM
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    Lost2
    Thanks again Sue for doing the Sealed Pot your a star

    I had forgotten it was pot opening day am just off now to have a count up
    Last edited by Lost2; Today at 3:54 AM.
    Sealed Pot Number 262009..£950.50 2010..£256 2011..£526 2012..£548.80 2013...£758.882014..£510 2015...£604.782016...£704.50 2017...£4752018...£1979.12 2019...£408.882020...£

    SwagBucks £455
    • 2goals2get2
    • By 2goals2get2 2nd Nov 19, 12:16 PM
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    2goals2get2
    Much excitement here for me! I went through all my bags and old purses and jacket pockets and found various bits of loose change but also a ten pound note! Duly potted and I'm very pleased
    Sealed Pot Challenge #135
    £1000 Emergency Fund Challenge #303
    Debt total 10317/11768 Emergency fund £110
    • Sue-UU
    • By Sue-UU 2nd Nov 19, 12:39 PM
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    Sue-UU
    A very happy weekend everyone!!!
    A very good morning afternoon all SPCers!
    Have a lovely Saturday whatever you're doing.
    To those of you not feeling well, or who are feeling low in any way, take great care of yourselves and here's hoping you soon feel much better! Love and hugs from all your SPC friends.



    Hello DukeOfSomewhere! It's so lovely to hear from you, though very sad to hear you've been so very poorly. You've obviously been through some Extremely times, let's hope that now you're on the way back to gaining some good health!
    I think you're very wise in your decisions about Christmas, take time out for the two of you to relax and enjoy each others company.


    I'm so pleased you're at the end of your chemo treatment and wish you all the best for a very healthy and happy New Year!
    We do have at least one other SPC member, that I know of, who's Husband is going through treatment for his own battle with cancer. However, she is hoping he'll be ok by Christmas, let's hope that 2020 will bring you both a very healthy year ahead!! My thoughts and prayers are with you both.
    Excellent potting, and very shrewd of hubby with potting your haircut cash!
    Congratulations on some very good potting!!!!



    Hi Babs! I see your problem in getting very little cash nowadays, but just keep saving in every way possible!


    You sound just like me, Hetty, in putting a £2 coin in the otherwise empty sounding pot. At least it's a fairly substantial sum potted asap!
    All the very best with your hopes of reaching your £200 Target by next October, your Target (in orange) is on thelist !


    All the very best for reaching your £100 next October, Hicksy! Your Target (in orange) is on thelist. Fingers crossed the year will be a kind one for you.




    Thanks again Sue for doing the Sealed Pot your a star

    I had forgotten it was pot opening day am just off now to have a count up
    Originally posted by Lost2

    Gggrrrrrrr! Ah...tis a good job it's you, Lost, otherwise I'd have been furious!! Bless you for the first part.



    WOW 2goals2get2!!!!! What a fantastic find!!! I guess that has put a smile on your face for the rest of the day, and so it should! Keep on the lookout.



    Enjoy a lovely weekend all Potters, and don't forget to Pot!!

    Sue x


    NB folks: Opening date for SPC 13 is 29th October 2020!!!

    Anyone wishing to join us, it's NEVER too late, so please just ask, you'll be made very welcome!
    Sealed Pot Challenge 001 My Totals = 08 = £163.95 09 = £315.78 10 = £518.80 11 = £481.87 12 = £694.53 13 = £1200.20! 14 = £881 15 = £839.21 16 = £870.48 17 = £871.52 18 = £800.00 19 = £851.02Grand Totals of all members (2008 uncounted) 2009 = £32.154.32! 2010 = £37.581.47! 2011 = £42.474.34! 2012 = £49.759.46! 2013 = £50.642.78! 2014 = £61.367.88!! 2015 = £52.852.06! 2016 = £52, 002.40!! 2017 = £50,456.23!! 2018 = £47, 815.88!!!!

    • mandypower123
    • By mandypower123 2nd Nov 19, 12:56 PM
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    mandypower123
    Hi I would love to join for the first time please. Just trying to sort my pot out and going to hunt the house for all spare change. X
    • Sue-UU
    • By Sue-UU 2nd Nov 19, 1:45 PM
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    Sue-UU
    Welcome aboard mandypower123
    Hi I would love to join for the first time please. Just trying to sort my pot out and going to hunt the house for all spare change. X
    Originally posted by mandypower123

    ..and we'd love to have you mandypower123 (143)! A VERY warm welcome to you! Have fun saving and enjoying the banter. You'll find your number at the bottom of the list on the 2nd post of page 1. Please read through post 1 as it'll let you know exactly what to do with the challenge. PS. We always empty our pots and declare our savings in November, please make a note of this year's date: 29th Oct 2020.

    Please also subscribe to the thread by clicking on "Thread Tools" (lower green bar) and clicking "Subscribe to this thread"...or you may lose us! To put your SPC No on, go to "Quick Links" (right side of top green bar), click and then click on "Edit Signature" and you're away.

    *Please pop your number on your sig, it really helps us


    mandypower123 - all the best with searching out a pot and especially seeking out some cash to go into it!!!


    Sue x


    NB folks: Opening date for SPC 13 is 29th October 2020!!!

    Anyone wishing to join us, it's NEVER too late, so please just ask, you'll be made very welcome!
    Sealed Pot Challenge 001 My Totals = 08 = £163.95 09 = £315.78 10 = £518.80 11 = £481.87 12 = £694.53 13 = £1200.20! 14 = £881 15 = £839.21 16 = £870.48 17 = £871.52 18 = £800.00 19 = £851.02Grand Totals of all members (2008 uncounted) 2009 = £32.154.32! 2010 = £37.581.47! 2011 = £42.474.34! 2012 = £49.759.46! 2013 = £50.642.78! 2014 = £61.367.88!! 2015 = £52.852.06! 2016 = £52, 002.40!! 2017 = £50,456.23!! 2018 = £47, 815.88!!!!

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