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    • kdalwayskint
    • By kdalwayskint 28th Dec 18, 11:31 PM
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    kdalwayskint
    Saving for Christmas 2019 - £1 a day challenge
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    • 28th Dec 18, 11:31 PM
    Saving for Christmas 2019 - £1 a day challenge 28th Dec 18 at 11:31 PM
    Getting ready for Christmas 2019 - save £1 a day challenge

    I know a few of us have enjoyed doing this challenge over the years so I thought I'd host it 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 2018 to 30th November 2019. 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 2019 and declare total amounts saved.

    Then it's spend, spend, spend for Christmas 2019 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 I will allocate a number for you.

    Please note, I have copied some of last year's information for the beginning of this thread
    Last edited by kdalwayskint; 28-12-2018 at 11:57 PM.
    Saving for Christmas 2019 ~ £247.31/£365
    Got married 24/05/19
    Car Fund £600/£5000
    DFW Nerd #1155
    LBM 25/2/09 Debt at highest £8,037.35 now £0
    Credit Card £878/£2500
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    • kdalwayskint
    • By kdalwayskint 11th Oct 19, 9:18 PM
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    kdalwayskint
    Hi both and welcome


    First one in the bag - went shares with siblings on something big for the motherling.

    New total: #6 £562/£730

    ETA: ooh that was my first ever multi-quote and it worked!
    Originally posted by triple choc chip
    well done on the multi-quote I was trying to do single ones but every now and then it was picking extras up!
    Saving for Christmas 2019 ~ £247.31/£365
    Got married 24/05/19
    Car Fund £600/£5000
    DFW Nerd #1155
    LBM 25/2/09 Debt at highest £8,037.35 now £0
    Credit Card £878/£2500
    • kdalwayskint
    • By kdalwayskint 11th Oct 19, 9:20 PM
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    kdalwayskint
    Thanks for the welcome!

    I've already bought a few things for DD's (x2 both grown up) -presents and stocking fillers.
    We don't have a huge number of family and friends to buy for, so some years ago, we cut the amount we spend on everyone and do some Christmas shoeboxes instead. My 16 boxes are almost ready to pack. They have to be ready by end of October so I just need to do a stocktake of the things I've got and see what I still need. Then I can concentrate on our Christmas!
    Originally posted by MrsCD
    What a lovely and kind idea x
    Saving for Christmas 2019 ~ £247.31/£365
    Got married 24/05/19
    Car Fund £600/£5000
    DFW Nerd #1155
    LBM 25/2/09 Debt at highest £8,037.35 now £0
    Credit Card £878/£2500
    • kdalwayskint
    • By kdalwayskint 11th Oct 19, 9:36 PM
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    kdalwayskint
    Hey

    I've updated totals and allocated numbers where needed
    Congratulations to Miss D Meanor on hitting your target, well done
    Saving for Christmas 2019 ~ £247.31/£365
    Got married 24/05/19
    Car Fund £600/£5000
    DFW Nerd #1155
    LBM 25/2/09 Debt at highest £8,037.35 now £0
    Credit Card £878/£2500
    • triple choc chip
    • By triple choc chip 19th Oct 19, 11:45 PM
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    triple choc chip
    Iím up late catching up with threads so may as well update my total too:
    #6 £613/£730
    Debt Free since 6.8.13
    New home 12 5 rooms to decorate
    Saving for Xmas 2019 #6 £626/£730 85.8%
    Emergency fund £1.6k
    It turns out the answer to my problems wasnít at the bottom of this tub of icecream, but the important thing is that I tried...
    • kdalwayskint
    • By kdalwayskint 20th Oct 19, 10:05 PM
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    kdalwayskint
    Hi triple choc chip

    I've added your total and updated mine, I'm at £324.

    Think I'll be starting my Christmas shopping 2nd or 3rd November
    Saving for Christmas 2019 ~ £247.31/£365
    Got married 24/05/19
    Car Fund £600/£5000
    DFW Nerd #1155
    LBM 25/2/09 Debt at highest £8,037.35 now £0
    Credit Card £878/£2500
    • Westie983
    • By Westie983 28th Oct 19, 3:57 AM
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    Westie983
    Hi all,

    Had a massive confirmed amount on Quidco so I have added £127.00 to my amazon account, Im impressed how it has added up and I don't have to worry about where the money is going to come from for presents this year,

    Westie983
    Save 12k in 2019 #42 Total (£16000)+£2300/£12000 = 19.16%
    Sealed Pot Challenge ~ 12 #97 Total (£505)+£0/£500 = 0.00%
    Xmas 2019 £1 a Day #20 Total (£165)+£260.00/£365 = 71.23%
    Virtual Sealed Pot #1 Total (£1300)+£550/£1000 = 55.00%
    £2 Savers Club 2018 #16 Total (£1030)+£700/£2000 = 35.00%

    Total £3810.00/£15865 = 24.01%
    I'm a Board Guide on Budgeting & Bank Accounts, Debt-Free Wannabe, Disability Money Matters, and Savings & Investments. I'm a volunteer helping the boards run smoothly, but I'm not a moderator, and do not read all posts. If you see an inappropriate/illegal post then email forumteam@moneysavingexpert.com
    • pinkfluffybabe
    • By pinkfluffybabe 28th Oct 19, 10:49 AM
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    pinkfluffybabe
    #13 now on £335

    Nearly there
    Not buying unnecessary toiletries 2019 98/146 UU, 53 IN
    Mortgage Free Wannabe 2019 No.64 £478.74/£1000
    Saving for Christmas 2019 No.13 £335/£365
    Virtual Sealed Pot Challenge 2019 No.12 £101.50/£150
    • MrsCD
    • By MrsCD 29th Oct 19, 10:19 PM
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    MrsCD
    I'm now one month's standing order payment away from my target of £660. I have £600 saved ready to transfer to pay towards my credit card bill, as and when it's needed. I have an M&S card so they pay me in vouchers to use it and it's paid off in full every month. I also put money onto an Asda card for a few weeks to get up to where they top it up by £6. It's also paid via my M&S card, so it's a win win for me!
    The shoeboxes are all ready to go as well!
    I'm following Flylady's Christmas countdown too, so my control journal has started, and I'm working on decluttering each room ready to put up decorations at the beginning of December then fly stress free through the holidays!
    • triple choc chip
    • By triple choc chip 1st Nov 19, 6:46 PM
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    triple choc chip
    Iím past 85% now and probably wonít make it to 100% by the end of November but Iíll keep adding to it right up to Christmas. Iím relaxed about the total because I usually spend about £550, so I could go mad this year and it would still be ok
    Todayís total: #6 £626/£730
    Debt Free since 6.8.13
    New home 12 5 rooms to decorate
    Saving for Xmas 2019 #6 £626/£730 85.8%
    Emergency fund £1.6k
    It turns out the answer to my problems wasnít at the bottom of this tub of icecream, but the important thing is that I tried...
    • Buffythedebtslayer
    • By Buffythedebtslayer 1st Nov 19, 6:54 PM
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    Buffythedebtslayer
    Number 8 - I have 600 pounds saved for Christmas,

    THanks for running it XX
    Debt Free as of 26/07/19 (third time is the charm!) Now paying myself back all my savings! Target 1= 5226/5000 (across all accounts) Avoiding the CC! (achieved until Christmas)
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