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    • Ellieseleven
    • By Ellieseleven 26th Nov 16, 8:13 AM
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    Ellieseleven
    Saving for Xmas 2017 - A pound a day
    • #1
    • 26th Nov 16, 8:13 AM
    Saving for Xmas 2017 - A pound a day 26th Nov 16 at 8:13 AM
    This is the saving for Christmas 2017 - A pound a day challenge



    Back by popular demand


    The Aim: To save a 1 a day from 1st December 2016 to 30th November 2017. 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 2017 and declare out total amounts saved


    Then it's spend, spend, spend for Xmas 2017 on whatever you like.


    I've had great success for the last 3 years and use a sealed tin. For 2016 I saved 2 each day instead of 1 and this really does take a lot of the stress out of Christmas, also, I have a great time counting out all my 1 coins at the end.


    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.


    So come on everyone, decide on where you are going to keep your pounds and let's get saving!


    Happy Savings Happy Xmas Happy New Year
    Debt Free 1st March 2017
    Saving for Xmas 2017 #1 548/ 732
    DFBXMAS 2017 #18 1978/1,978 100%
    EF #142 - 1027/1000
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    • monz
    • By monz 2nd Mar 17, 3:35 PM
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    monz
    Hello,


    What fantastic totals from everyone!


    Yes, we're a quarter of the way through already and isn't it a great feeling to see those savings pots growing?


    All totals updated where requested


    ...and I just have to tell you all that as of yesterday, I am debt-free and it feels wonderful


    From a very giddy Ellie xx
    Originally posted by Ellieseleven

    I saw well done xx
    Debt (1/9/14) 6,702.11 Debt free (30/11/2016)
    house deposit 6,720.99/10,000
    car PCP - 308.99/11848.25 (0 overpayment)
    mums July birthday vouchers 0/50, Niece birthday June 50/50
    Holiday spending 300/300, Belfast 320/500 (252 for apart
    ment)
    • claremylove
    • By claremylove 2nd Mar 17, 5:26 PM
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    claremylove
    Congrats on becoming debt free Ellie - I've been following your diary so keeping track. You must feel so relieved. Hope the champers tasted lovely! We were all rooting for you. You and others who have achieved being debt free are an inspiration to all of us on here.
    *Proud to be dealing with my debts*
    2 saving club 2018 #20 36 (2014 176; 2015 568; 2016 604; 2017 640)
    Saving for Xmas 2018 #80 31/365
    1000 emergency fund challenge #232 100/1000
    Save a penny a day 2018 #5 7.93 /667.95
    • crazy_cat_lady
    • By crazy_cat_lady 2nd Mar 17, 6:41 PM
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    crazy_cat_lady
    Congratulations on becoming debt free Ellie
    DFD 6 Nov 15 - paid 28,447
    • Chappie77
    • By Chappie77 3rd Mar 17, 11:38 AM
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    Chappie77
    Morning all!

    I've managed to save 15 in my pot since the last time I was on here so #71 85/365. And congratulations Ellie!!

    Chappie x
    Payment a Day 2018 Very 1286.41/1701.22 Saving for Xmas 2018 124/500 Virtual Sealed Pot 2018 255/700 PAYDBX2018 2179.56/7268.47 2 Savers Club 2018 84
    • triple choc chip
    • By triple choc chip 3rd Mar 17, 6:54 PM
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    triple choc chip
    ...and I just have to tell you all that as of yesterday, I am debt-free and it feels wonderful
    From a very giddy Ellie xx
    Originally posted by Ellieseleven
    Oooh well done Ellie! Fantastic achievement

    I've got a few more pennies to bump up my Xmas pot:
    #3 135/650
    Life's greatest satisfactions: Getting the last laugh, having the last word and paying the last instalment.
    Debt Free since 6.8.13
    New home 12 6 rooms to decorate/re-furbish
    Saving for Xmas 2018 #3: 222/600 37%
    Emergency fund 1.1k
    • Ellieseleven
    • By Ellieseleven 5th Mar 17, 8:14 AM
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    Ellieseleven
    Morning all,

    Thank you for the good wishes re: my debt-free status. It's not sunk in yet and probably won't do until next payday when I have a chunk of money left that would normally go to paying debts

    All totals updated where requested, we've got some great amounts so far. I love this challenge and putting my 's away is now part of my normal daily routine. I think it's amazing how it mounts up through the year with very little effort

    Enjoy your Sunday everyone

    Ellie x
    Debt Free 1st March 2017
    Saving for Xmas 2017 #1 548/ 732
    DFBXMAS 2017 #18 1978/1,978 100%
    EF #142 - 1027/1000
    • monz
    • By monz 6th Mar 17, 10:56 AM
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    monz
    112 now. No 35 x
    Debt (1/9/14) 6,702.11 Debt free (30/11/2016)
    house deposit 6,720.99/10,000
    car PCP - 308.99/11848.25 (0 overpayment)
    mums July birthday vouchers 0/50, Niece birthday June 50/50
    Holiday spending 300/300, Belfast 320/500 (252 for apart
    ment)
    • monz
    • By monz 7th Mar 17, 9:31 AM
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    monz
    117 now no 35 xx
    Debt (1/9/14) 6,702.11 Debt free (30/11/2016)
    house deposit 6,720.99/10,000
    car PCP - 308.99/11848.25 (0 overpayment)
    mums July birthday vouchers 0/50, Niece birthday June 50/50
    Holiday spending 300/300, Belfast 320/500 (252 for apart
    ment)
    • getmyacttogether2016
    • By getmyacttogether2016 8th Mar 17, 8:38 PM
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    getmyacttogether2016
    Evening all

    Sorry not caught up with the thread so apologies if anyone has not been too good recently. Not been around much recently but have finally got my backside into gear and updating.

    #57 with the following

    Dec - 31.00
    Jan - 31.00
    Feb - 28.00

    Take care
    GMAT
    VSP 2017 #5 338.97/450 (2016 #5 493.26)
    2 savers 2017 #23 64/200 (2016 #32 228.00)
    PAYDBX 2017 #33 2253.59/2253.59 (2016 #33 4372.37/4372.37)
    Saving for Xmas 2017 #57 181/365
    MFiT - T4 #41a 0/130,000 (#41 35,963/35,963)
    No buying toiletries 2017 UU 56 (inc makeup) TA 4, GA 1, IN 30
    • monz
    • By monz 10th Mar 17, 11:11 AM
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    monz
    Added 4. Now at 121, up to date with end of March now xx

    no 35
    Debt (1/9/14) 6,702.11 Debt free (30/11/2016)
    house deposit 6,720.99/10,000
    car PCP - 308.99/11848.25 (0 overpayment)
    mums July birthday vouchers 0/50, Niece birthday June 50/50
    Holiday spending 300/300, Belfast 320/500 (252 for apart
    ment)
    • Chappie77
    • By Chappie77 10th Mar 17, 2:43 PM
    • 161 Posts
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    Chappie77
    Hi all!

    #71 putting 8 into the pot this week making it 93/365

    Chappie x
    Payment a Day 2018 Very 1286.41/1701.22 Saving for Xmas 2018 124/500 Virtual Sealed Pot 2018 255/700 PAYDBX2018 2179.56/7268.47 2 Savers Club 2018 84
    • January2015
    • By January2015 11th Mar 17, 11:03 PM
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    • 5,142 Thanks
    January2015
    I'm now up to 315
    DFW Nerd No. 1484 LBM 07/01/15 Debt was 95k I'm driving it down
    1k emergency fund (member #84) 1k/1k
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    • Kim_13
    • By Kim_13 11th Mar 17, 11:08 PM
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    • 2,035 Thanks
    Kim_13
    I'm down to 10 after buying some presents.
    Sealed Pot 11 #520 ~ /100
    VSP 2018 #9 ~ 19.55/180.00
    CCCC 2018 #1 ~ 20.75/180.00
    • Westie983
    • By Westie983 12th Mar 17, 1:01 AM
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    Westie983
    5.20 added from Quidco,

    I have 40 pending and 80, but these will take months, but thats okay I have months to wait....

    Westie983
    Save 12k in 2018 #10 Total (25,000)+10,000/12,000 = 83.33%
    Sealed Pot Challenge ~ 11 #97 Total (410) + 40/500 = 8.00% ( x 11)
    Xmas 2018 1 a Day #2 Total 62.59/365 = 17.14%
    Virtual Sealed Pot #1 Total 750/1,000 = 75.00%
    2 Savers Club 2018 #16 Total (1,500)+-480/2,000 = 51.00%

    Total 11,872.59/15,865 = 74.83%

    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
    • Ellieseleven
    • By Ellieseleven 13th Mar 17, 5:27 PM
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    Ellieseleven
    Evening everyone,


    Just popping on to update our totals...Brilliant as usual


    Well done to us all, keep up the good work


    Ellie x
    Debt Free 1st March 2017
    Saving for Xmas 2017 #1 548/ 732
    DFBXMAS 2017 #18 1978/1,978 100%
    EF #142 - 1027/1000
    • monz
    • By monz 14th Mar 17, 2:42 PM
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    monz
    Heading into April savings 10 so now I am at 131. no 35
    Debt (1/9/14) 6,702.11 Debt free (30/11/2016)
    house deposit 6,720.99/10,000
    car PCP - 308.99/11848.25 (0 overpayment)
    mums July birthday vouchers 0/50, Niece birthday June 50/50
    Holiday spending 300/300, Belfast 320/500 (252 for apart
    ment)
    • triple choc chip
    • By triple choc chip 14th Mar 17, 5:29 PM
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    triple choc chip
    Checking in with an update:
    #3 144/650
    Life's greatest satisfactions: Getting the last laugh, having the last word and paying the last instalment.
    Debt Free since 6.8.13
    New home 12 6 rooms to decorate/re-furbish
    Saving for Xmas 2018 #3: 222/600 37%
    Emergency fund 1.1k
    • monz
    • By monz 15th Mar 17, 9:37 AM
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    monz
    133 no 35 xx
    Debt (1/9/14) 6,702.11 Debt free (30/11/2016)
    house deposit 6,720.99/10,000
    car PCP - 308.99/11848.25 (0 overpayment)
    mums July birthday vouchers 0/50, Niece birthday June 50/50
    Holiday spending 300/300, Belfast 320/500 (252 for apart
    ment)
    • Ellieseleven
    • By Ellieseleven 16th Mar 17, 2:39 PM
    • 2,106 Posts
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    Ellieseleven
    Popping by to update totals



    Ellie x
    Debt Free 1st March 2017
    Saving for Xmas 2017 #1 548/ 732
    DFBXMAS 2017 #18 1978/1,978 100%
    EF #142 - 1027/1000
    • Chappie77
    • By Chappie77 17th Mar 17, 2:16 PM
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    Chappie77
    Hi all!

    We have managed to put 9 in the pot this week so...

    #71 - 9 - 102/365

    Chappie x
    Payment a Day 2018 Very 1286.41/1701.22 Saving for Xmas 2018 124/500 Virtual Sealed Pot 2018 255/700 PAYDBX2018 2179.56/7268.47 2 Savers Club 2018 84
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