Your browser isn't supported
It looks like you're using an old web browser. To get the most out of the site and to ensure guides display correctly, we suggest upgrading your browser now. Download the latest:

Welcome to the MSE Forums

We're home to a fantastic community of MoneySavers but anyone can post. Please exercise caution & report spam, illegal, offensive or libellous posts/messages: click "report" or email forumteam@.

Search
  • FIRST POST
    mumzyof2
    Sealed Pot Challenge!!
    • #1
    • 24th Nov 07, 10:03 PM
    Sealed Pot Challenge!! 24th Nov 07 at 10:03 PM
    Ok this challenge.. is called the sealed pot challenge..

    The aims simple, you put money in the pot and you cannot open it for 12months! Put any change in whatsoever. Its up to you. I will be putting my change in daily..but you can do this weekly.

    Shall we start 1st Dec?

    We have

    001 - Mumzyof2 - Aim £1000
    002 - TheUnknownStuntman - Aim £500
    003 - Meyore
    004 - Cat4772
    005 - MasterKay
    006 - SarahNeedle1872 - Aim £300
    007 - Jeeves1983
    008 - Sea78 - Aim £100+
    009 - PostingAlwaysPosting - Aim £100
    010 - Benbenandme - Aim to fill
    011 - Purpletea65
    012 - Lucy7509 - Aim £150
    013 - ChloeBelle - Aim £200
    014 - Woodstoke
    015 - Spud30 - Aim to fill
    016 - Jo1972
    017 - SlowlyFading - Aim £300
    018 - Kittiej - Aim Not to raid it
    019 - Mrsmcawber - Aim 750 Euros
    020 - Skint_Spice - Aim £200
    021 - Babes21 - Aim £500
    022 - Evertheoptimist
    023 - KiwiGirl - Aim £500
    024 - x_raphel_xx - Aim £150
    025 - Chevalier
    026 - brokewelshgirl
    027 - Jess444 - Aim £500
    028 - Jazzyjustlaw
    029 - Mrsmortenharket - Aim £300
    030 - Pennyfrog - Aim £150+
    031 - Candy0107 - Aim £300
    032 - Shoey1610 - Aim £150
    033 - Prozacthegigglefairy
    034 - LittlePickle - Aim £250
    035 - Toto - Aim £1000
    036 - Stacy - Aim £500
    037 - Blackwidowz - Aim £500
    038 - C8ndice - Aim £200+
    039 - Miss_corerupted
    040 - Sweetpea03 - Aim £100
    041 - LilMissMup - Aim £500
    042 - Debt Free Future - Aim £500
    043 - SkippyCat - Aim £500
    044 - Hayley_Bass - Aim £400
    045 - Hotpoint - Aim £100
    046 - Natlou - Aim £250
    047 - Ikkleosu - Aim £50
    048 - HighPeakLass - Aim £200
    049 - Bellie - Aim £500
    050 - Helenhugs - Aim £150
    051 - LoadedIWish - Aim £500
    052 - Princess Peach - Aim £250+
    053 - Hypno06 - Aim £500
    054 - Country Lover
    055 - TillyP - Aim £200
    056 - LadyGrim - Aim £1000
    057 - DizzyDolly - Aim £300
    058 - Heavenleigh - Aim £500
    059 - Oopalah - Aim £500
    060 - Shell37
    061 - Surfbabe - Aim £200
    062 - Impomdasp - Aim £400
    063 - Ruby6kids - Aim £1000
    064 - Falady - Aim £365
    065 - ClaireR
    066 - Nykmedia - Aim £100
    067 - Gryster
    068 - Dont Want To Be In Debt
    069 - Init Sister
    070 - Nix143 - Aim £200
    071 - Mrsspendalot - Aim to fill tin
    072 - Mollymop5 - Aim £200
    073 - Cuba Cat - Aim £100
    074 - Nanaof2
    075 - Redmel1621 - Aim £365
    076 - Helenhuss - Aim £150
    077 - Smitchy73
    078 - Catwoman150 - Aim £500
    079 - LemonTree Aim £100
    080 - Kisto - Aim £200
    081 - Headinthesand - Aim £500
    082 - Chocaholic110 - Aim £100
    083 - CheekyVimto - Aim £300
    084 - Getting-sorted-sarah
    085 - Cassie123 - Aim £500
    086 - Linerlu
    087 - Rocky67 - Aim £600
    088 - Irishgirlie - Aim £200
    089 - Di-Dough - Aim £200
    090 - Wornoutmumoftwo - Aim £200
    091 - Stressed.mum - Aim £200
    092 - Glitterycloud
    093 - Elly2 - Aim £500
    094 - Lovely-cup-of-tea
    095 - Healthyhappybutskint - Aim £200
    096 - Flowerofthewest - Aim £300+
    097 - Findingmyownway
    098 - Katyk
    099 - Auntymabel
    100 - Tesscha - Aim £200
    101 - Poppett
    102 - Frugalmum - Aim £500
    103 - Saversarn
    104 - Sugarcubed
    105 - Spendhappy - Aim £300
    106 - Moneygypsy - Aim £300
    107 - Gargoyle - Aim £500
    108 - Chick-chick
    109 - Always-amazed
    110 - Heffi - Aim £500
    111 - Countrymusicfan
    112 - Irishwexford - Aim £100
    113 - 98sidney - Aim £200
    114 - Artnoble - Aim £500
    115 - Rabbit - Aim £150
    116 - Kittyboo
    117 - Kmfry - Aim £300
    118 - Eagerlearner
    119 - Piglet6
    120 - Joyful - Aim £300
    121 - Frogga
    122 - Spendaholic Chick
    123 - Sarahowen - Aim £250
    124 - Sanshing - Aim £250
    125 - Lil_me - Aim £400
    126 - Fallen Angel Shelley - Aim £500
    127 - Juliesg
    128 - Doelani - Aim £700
    129 - Embarrassed about my debt
    130 - Mariagti - Aim £400
    131 - Tigerseye
    132 - Penny2myname - Aim £100
    133 - Huxley
    134 - Angelflower
    135 - Penguin83
    136 - Pandapaws
    137 - NWLass
    138 - Taka
    139 - Teeni - Aim £600
    140 - hayley11
    141 - JamieDodger
    142 - CrumbledFlake
    143 - StressedSteph
    144 - LindsayGalaxy
    145 - Youngmumof2boys
    146 - Tracey04
    147 - Lelc
    148 - Liloandstitch - Aim £250
    149 - DdavidGoch - Aim £100
    150 - Tifnstav - Aim 1325g
    151 - PrincessLeia - Aim £600
    152 - WW2linz
    153 - Girlabouttown
    154 - CookieMonster
    155 - Mrsdoyle1981
    156 - Whitetigeress333
    157 - DollyPeeps
    158 - Kate123 - Aim 800
    159 - Buffythedebtslayer
    160 - MadCad
    161 - NEgirl
    162 - OldMcDonald
    163 - Grunnie
    164 - Webtalk - Aim £15.00
    165 - Jcm1970
    166 - JCD_Capulte
    167 - Kirstieksf
    168 - Carolinabirichine - Aim £300
    169 - Chocolate.Orange - Aim £200
    170 - Louise1521 - Aim £100
    171 - Petal9
    172 - Shelby161
    173 - InSearchOfMe
    174 - Tesco Point Addict
    175 - Azjh77
    176 - Jacquij123
    177 - Shop-to-drop
    178 - Moneysavingmumofone
    179 - Fizzel81
    180 - Discount-Diva
    181 - Pigpen - Aim £200
    182 - Gettinghelp
    183 - Sparky0107
    184 - Iwanttobefree
    185 - Reventon - Aim £500
    186 - JillD - Aim £200
    187 - Chunksmum
    188 - Poppety7 - Aim £800
    189 - x Nadine x - Aim £165
    190 - Lornz23 - Aim £100
    191 - Charlotte664 - Aim £700
    192 - Diana Prince-Aim £300
    193 - Pinkpr1nc3ss
    194- Sammy_Kaye18 -Aim £200
    195- little chicken
    196- Looby lou-Aim £400
    197- PIPPER-Aim £300
    198- lisababy2002uk-Aim £100
    199- misery-able - Aim £300
    200- jtb2412 - Aim £300
    201- exessexmum- Aim £250
    202 -happycrystalmaid
    203 -MSHAWX
    204- Strawberry laces
    205 -Trying to save
    203 - Jaapie
    204 - sputnik15
    205- Jamtart6-Aim £200
    206-Jjef
    207-sophiesmum
    208- JesaRose -Aim £250
    209-Jackiegibbo
    210- welshgirl78
    211-gazzak -Aim £200
    212- galantvr4 -Aim £200
    213 -clare.ann.summers
    214-The shuffs
    215 -Puzzledbubbles
    216 - Airplanepics
    217-lysasparkles
    218- hcar- Aim £100
    219- Sue-UU
    220-Phoenixchick
    221- Pania
    222-savingfortravel
    223- Diane_239
    224 - Raquela
    225 -prophecy-grrl
    226 - chal-Aim £500
    227- cleosmum
    228 Platimum Horse
    229-Frazzmunch
    230-lostindebt - Aim £300
    231-nephilim - Aim £500
    232 - Beans....again -Aim £1000
    233-rach1989
    234 - daisykinn1
    235- robpw2
    236-Bella08- Aim -£100-£200
    237 -nicniven
    238-greenface- Aim- £500
    239-stinkybell
    240-wereindedt
    241-cassy
    242 - mon1o
    243-reevo8
    244-pandora205 -Aim £500
    245-elliemoo
    246 - Lincs1205
    247-Sarellie8
    248-eyelinerprincess
    249-quick-smart -Aim £100
    250- Tigerlily7 £400

    251- BabyBee1984
    252- Moneypooh
    253- FelineFantastic
    254 - xredwebx
    255 - Diane_239
    256 - herewegoagain
    257 - mcjordi
    258 - Nopms
    259 - RhiBi
    260 - Nellis10
    INSERT: PS from Martin...

    Just a big thanks to mumzyof2 for starting and organising this

    Last edited by mumzyof2; 01-07-2008 at 4:47 PM.
    Sealed Pot dec 08 - dec 09 so far 27.67, Live off 4k Spent 330.20 GC 1,200 for 2009 Spent 50.78 PaD so far 650.07
    Debts: L/woods 154.00 C/One PAID O/D 649.90 Next 299.95 O/D PAID Gas 72.60 Electric 155.73 Mum 640.00 Orange 490.32
Page 3
  • mumzyof2
    says the have to be smashed...i wouldnt be able to smash it id do like someone else said and shake it lol much much more fun.
    Sealed Pot dec 08 - dec 09 so far 27.67, Live off 4k Spent 330.20 GC 1,200 for 2009 Spent 50.78 PaD so far 650.07
    Debts: L/woods 154.00 C/One PAID O/D 649.90 Next 299.95 O/D PAID Gas 72.60 Electric 155.73 Mum 640.00 Orange 490.32
  • mumzyof2
    anyone else for the challenge lol?
    Sealed Pot dec 08 - dec 09 so far 27.67, Live off 4k Spent 330.20 GC 1,200 for 2009 Spent 50.78 PaD so far 650.07
    Debts: L/woods 154.00 C/One PAID O/D 649.90 Next 299.95 O/D PAID Gas 72.60 Electric 155.73 Mum 640.00 Orange 490.32
  • mumzyof2
    Has everyone left me??? I will talk to myself lol..Ok i have decided to go buy the pink one (the one that pap gave me the link too) and i am going to take my 20pound out of my esavings. As that was there just for nothing really..I only put money in it as its conected to my bank account..and i liked to round my money off in my bank (if it was 19.10, id put 90p in my savings lol) dont ask im just weird! so im off to draw that money out and put it in my bank. I will send a p/o tomo..dead excited!!!
    Sealed Pot dec 08 - dec 09 so far 27.67, Live off 4k Spent 330.20 GC 1,200 for 2009 Spent 50.78 PaD so far 650.07
    Debts: L/woods 154.00 C/One PAID O/D 649.90 Next 299.95 O/D PAID Gas 72.60 Electric 155.73 Mum 640.00 Orange 490.32
    • Sea78
    • By Sea78 24th Nov 07, 11:44 PM
    • 6,133 Posts
    • 8,484 Thanks
    Sea78
    Hope it arrives soon! It is a lovely one

    Sea xx
    CCCS DMP:Feb 07
    Total:37,016.470 DEBT FREE FEB 14
  • mumzyof2
    well ive bought it!!! hehehe I hope its big lol!!
    Sealed Pot dec 08 - dec 09 so far 27.67, Live off 4k Spent 330.20 GC 1,200 for 2009 Spent 50.78 PaD so far 650.07
    Debts: L/woods 154.00 C/One PAID O/D 649.90 Next 299.95 O/D PAID Gas 72.60 Electric 155.73 Mum 640.00 Orange 490.32
    • benbenandme
    • By benbenandme 25th Nov 07, 7:05 AM
    • 11,034 Posts
    • 29,603 Thanks
    benbenandme
    I'm in too Just off to choose a terramundi as I know I won't stick to this properly if I'm able to keep checking my progress, I want a surprise at the end of the year instead
    Mortgage Total: 75,000 69,213 Mortgage End Date: May 2040
    2019 Savings: 2360 / 4,360
    Holiday Fund 2,186/4,000
    • Purplemumof2
    • By Purplemumof2 25th Nov 07, 7:31 AM
    • 7,227 Posts
    • 27,855 Thanks
    Purplemumof2
    Morning all,

    Count me in too please...I have a demi-john that I save everything but 2 coins in (only because they don't fit).

    Will be interesting to see how much I can save in it as I've never just left it to build up.

    I'm going to ask DH for a Terramundi for Christmas as I've liked the look of them for a while.

    Tea
    x
    Official DFW Nerd Club - Member no. 791 - Proud to be dealing with my debts
    MBNA: 4650.00 Lloyds: 8700.00 BC: 300.00 Cap One: GONE
    July LTW 3/22 ~ July NSD 2/10
    PAYDBX 2019 #041 PD 3474.49/5604.30
    Savings for Christmas 300.52/500 ~ EF 55/500
    20p Savers 2019 2 Savers 2019 50p Savers 2019 SPC 12 2019 #003
  • lucy7509
    Im In
    Hello

    Yes, I would like to do this, please count me in.

    GOOD LUCK Everyone!


    Lucy7509
  • hypno06
    I am currently saving in a sealed tin, which will be opened before the children go skiing, and will be converted into Euros for pocket money to take with them.

    So, if OH would buy me a Terramundi for Christmas I could start saving for 2008/09 ski fund.......it just has to be done!!
    Successful women can still have their feet on the ground. They just wear better shoes. (Maud Van de Venne)
    Life begins at the end of your comfort zone (Neale Donald Walsch)
    • lilmissmup
    • By lilmissmup 25th Nov 07, 9:18 AM
    • 6,814 Posts
    • 8,723 Thanks
    lilmissmup
    Think that ebay seller is gonna love us as i might order one too!

    I am in guys, 1st Dec start yeah?

    EDIT: Right ordered a cream one with lilac star from that ebay seller, problem is they sell loads of other cute stuff!!!!

    Oops ended up buying a christmas present for my brother and SIL from that seller logging off now!!
    Last edited by lilmissmup; 25-11-2007 at 9:34 AM.
    Now a SAHM trying to earn some spare pennies each month
    • benbenandme
    • By benbenandme 25th Nov 07, 9:29 AM
    • 11,034 Posts
    • 29,603 Thanks
    benbenandme
    I ordered mine though Prezzybox. They are on quidco and get 8% back. They also give you 5 off if you spend more than 20. They do them singley for 17.50 or in packs of two for 32 or packs of three for 48. I ordered two and will give one as a birthday present, and altogether it cost me 31 and I should get about 2.50ish from quidco too.
    Mortgage Total: 75,000 69,213 Mortgage End Date: May 2040
    2019 Savings: 2360 / 4,360
    Holiday Fund 2,186/4,000
  • chloebelle
    I'm up for this, will continue to save 20p's and under - will continue 2 coins but seperately.

    I have a big biscuit tin my brother cut a slot into for me.

    December 1st is perfect start for me as thats when I count my 20p and under jar, perfect day to start afresh in my biscuit tin, saving for xmas 2008!

    Just gotta seal it first!!
    Total debt 21,000

    Weight loss to date - 2 st, 2lb
    • woodstoke
    • By woodstoke 25th Nov 07, 9:36 AM
    • 228 Posts
    • 59 Thanks
    woodstoke
    count me in, although i am on income support as a fulltime carer for my disabled daughter i reckon i should be able to save a few quid a week......great idea now i have to find a pot (i have seen some in the pound shop i think tin ones that you need a can opener to get in) great saving everyone!
    • lilmissmup
    • By lilmissmup 25th Nov 07, 9:56 AM
    • 6,814 Posts
    • 8,723 Thanks
    lilmissmup
    I ordered mine though Prezzybox. They are on quidco and get 8% back. They also give you £5 off if you spend more than £20. They do them singley for £17.50 or in packs of two for £32 or packs of three for £48. I ordered two and will give one as a birthday present, and altogether it cost me £31 and I should get about £2.50ish from quidco too.
    Originally posted by benbenandme
    Oooppppsss see lost out by not hunting around :rolleyes:

    Damn you Ebay!!! (again!!!) lol
    Now a SAHM trying to earn some spare pennies each month
  • spud30
    I ordered two and will give one as a birthday present, and altogether it cost me 31 and I should get about 2.50ish from quidco too.
    Originally posted by benbenandme
    I didnt know you knew when my birthday was Benben, but thank you
    Is it better to aim for the stars and hit a tree or aim for a tree and land in its branches

    Loves being a Wonderbra friend
  • spud30
    Count me in by the way. I've got an empty sealed tin, only openable with a tin opener. Should hold a fair few quid
    Is it better to aim for the stars and hit a tree or aim for a tree and land in its branches

    Loves being a Wonderbra friend
    • benbenandme
    • By benbenandme 25th Nov 07, 10:06 AM
    • 11,034 Posts
    • 29,603 Thanks
    benbenandme
    I didnt know you knew when my birthday was Benben, but thank you

    LOL Spud !!!
    Mortgage Total: 75,000 69,213 Mortgage End Date: May 2040
    2019 Savings: 2360 / 4,360
    Holiday Fund 2,186/4,000
  • hypno06
    Remember if you are buying from ebay, you can go through quidco and get a few pence back too!!
    Successful women can still have their feet on the ground. They just wear better shoes. (Maud Van de Venne)
    Life begins at the end of your comfort zone (Neale Donald Walsch)
    • jo1972
    • By jo1972 25th Nov 07, 10:13 AM
    • 8,834 Posts
    • 66,272 Thanks
    jo1972
    I'm in, this will pay for next years christmas pressies!!
    DFW Nerd no. 496 - Proud to be dealing with my debts!!
    • slowlyfading
    • By slowlyfading 25th Nov 07, 10:17 AM
    • 13,035 Posts
    • 75,224 Thanks
    slowlyfading
    I'll join in too!
    Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind - Dr Seuss
    Personal Finance Blogger / June NSD - 2 / In pursuit of FIRE
Welcome to our new Forum!

Our aim is to save you money quickly and easily. We hope you like it!

Forum Team Contact us

Live Stats

194Posts Today

1,961Users online

Martin's Twitter