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    • Sue-UU
    • By Sue-UU 3rd Nov 17, 12:05 AM
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    Sealed Pot Challenge ~ 11
    • #1
    • 3rd Nov 17, 12:05 AM
    Sealed Pot Challenge ~ 11 3rd Nov 17 at 12:05 AM
    Hello again Potters and welcome aboard to any new members, I never thought we would have been running THIS long, but here we are starting off with "SPC "No 11"!!! Where have all the years gone since it first began, apparently very fast for sure! It's very hard to believe that we have now been running for a full decade and are now on the way into our 11th year!!!! We've had 10 amazingly money-saving years, but it's all purely because of the determined saving of you all - many thanks to you amazing folk who have made SPC what it is!!

    For all newcomers...yes "Old Timers" too - it's so very important to please read through this entire post to see what the SPC is all about, dates for counting up and our re-opening date etc.. However, please be sure to Join the forum first in order to be able to join the challenge - if you haven't already! For ALL SPC members, please chat away on this SPC 10 thread about your conquests, money-saving ideas etc from Post 4 (below) onward, it gives encouragement to all, including yourselves as it keeps the motivation to save far stronger.

    For all newcomers - a really huge heartfelt welcome! We're a terrific 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. You all settle in straight away and become part of our saving family!

    The idea is to save as much as possible throughout the following year until just before Christmas - which this year will be to open our pots on Thursday the 1st November 2018. 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 put in the difference in 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.

    Firstly: Get yourself a pot, and remember - it doesn't need to cost much - if anything. If money's tight then use any pot for now, I.e. A sweet tin, coffee jar..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 in. Later on, 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! They're usually about a POUND from a £ store!!

    It can also be interesting and challenging to make yourself a Papier Mach! Pig (or any animal) 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 papier mach! Animal here. Many thanks to Frugaldom.

    After selecting your pot, seal round the lid with sellotape or superglue if necessary. 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 Papier 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 10 years...and at the end of each year's (since 2009 when I graduated from a carton!) 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.

    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 given as a gift (other than Birthdays, Christmas etc) i.e.. Inherited can not be included as savings. Likewise any money put directly into the bank cannot be counted as savings with SPC. Money from small second jobs is ok, such as cleaning for Mrs Bloggs down the road/ taking in ironing, 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 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. 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. 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.

    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 much 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 goes alongside your name and number on the 2nd and 3rd posts below) but it's not necessary. If you do set one, but are unable to meet it, it doesn't matter at all, at least you will have 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 November, work out what amount you would like, then work out how much you will need to save (pot) on a weekly or 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 November!
    4/ Mainly SPC is a challenge to see how much we can save in a year for Christmas 2017. However, over the last 9 years we've had some members who needed theirs at sometime throughout the year for bills, 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, you can even 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 we all receive 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 November 1st. 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...though not too might shatter your pot/s!

    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 1st November to declare those Totals to me.
    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.

    7/ KEEP YOUR POT or POTS SAFE!! If you hide it, be sure to remember where you put it as it wouldn't be the first time that members have forgotten where they've hidden it!

    8/ "Holding Pots": To anyone concerned about putting money into their pot...then possibly needing 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?": With regards to this all important question, here's vital help from girl at play: "I bank with Bank of Scotland and they accept as many change bags as you have, as long as you take them to the business banking counter." Thank you so much GAP, it's so handy for members to know. This applies to many banks, I suspect most banks/building societies are the same if truth be known. 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 the end of November of any year will sadly now lose their numbers as, 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 me 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 - but if those 'defaulting' (bad word, but...!) members remember, then - come on back and ask for another number, you will always be be more than welcome!

    On the 2 posts below 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 I 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 1st November please.

    Just a quiet word of warning to all those in the Cambridge area - forget ever thinking of looking for roadkill there as jakes-mum will even tackle you the ground to get to it first! Though, how about challenging her!!

    Once again, we've just had a fantastic 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 1st Nov is the closing date for 2018, the day we declare what we've saved on the thread, kindly declare your monies saved within 2 weeks of the 1st, thank you kindly.

    Anyone wishing to join us please post on the thread to ask and I'll give you a number and an official welcome so you can join in the fun......and please do note that...time means any time of year!

    It's Never Too Late To Join Us! and You Never Need To Re-join....well, unless you stop visiting us in November! can always return to the fold and be made very welcome!

    Many thanks for reading
    , Sue
    Last edited by Sue-UU; 04-11-2017 at 6:50 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 Grand 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!!!!

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    • Florence J
    • By Florence J 29th Nov 17, 10:19 PM
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    Florence J
    £3.46 to the pot
    Sealed Pot Challenge 11 #553
    £1000 Emergency Fund Challenge #253
    Wombling free 2017 = £2195.92
    Pay off all your debts by Xmas 2017 #53 (£3168.45/£3000)
    February 2018 Credit Card Debt: £3885
    • seekingthesunlight
    • By seekingthesunlight 30th Nov 17, 12:27 AM
    • 27 Posts
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    £2.15 in the pot today...

    Sealed Pot Challenge No. 179!
    • Sue-UU
    • By Sue-UU 30th Nov 17, 8:36 AM
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    Keep warm and safe everyone!
    A very good Monday all Potters! I hope you all keep warm and well.
    For those members who really aren!!!8217;t well or who are low for whatever reason, take great care of yourselves, and here!!!8217;s hoping these {{{{HUGS}}}} from us all will help you feel well soon.

    Very well done again 166million! You!!!8217;re making a really great start!!!

    Well saved 32b3!!! I agree, it!!!8217;s hard to think that some of us are unable to know our pots and their contents can!!!8217;t remain from the grips of others!

    Ahhh but 40p is still good to pot siju! POA is marvellous for families to have for their loved ones who desperately need family to take the weight off their shoulders. Peace of mind for all is imperative!

    Potted £4.50 left over from supermarket shopping on Friday. I've been walking to work nearly every day for nearly 2 months now and just realised how much money I've been saving - around £60 per month

    I'm going to pot some of the cash - least £5 per week from now on. I've also lost about 8lbs in weight too! So good all round
    Originally posted by Dragon Lily
    Excellent saving all round Dragon Lily!! There you are that other £1 has given you over a £5er already! Marvellous work with walking to work and saving ALL THAT CASH!!!!!! Then there are so many Lbs lost too, fantastic work!!!!

    I!!!8217;ve never heard of pregnancy being described as cooking nicely before, Hicksy, but in a sense tis true; good to hear anyway! Let!!!8217;s hope you can keep your pot hidden from now on and steer clear from your the fingers of others!

    Ahh bless your ex, Frogletina, it all sounds sad yet lovely too. At least you have your children and a good friendship with your ex.

    Well budgeted Emily, and a lovely amount to enable you to save as a result!!!!
    Many thanks for your concern, Sue-UU, particularly with your own worries. I'm still a little wobbly - more good days than bad though. I've requested an extension to my part-time working at school, which the governors have agreed to in principle and I have an appointment with an occupational health nurse next week so that everything is above board. My Head teacher is being super supportive now (she wasn't to start off with) as one of her children is going through something similar and so she's been forced to read books to understand why.
    Originally posted by VickyA
    I!!!8217;m delighted for you Vicky!!! I wasn!!!8217;t sure if it was the right time to ask or not but so pleased I did now. Your Head Teacher goes to prove you have no idea what!!!8217;s involved !!!8220;until you!!!8217;ve walked in the shoes of sufferers!!!!8221; Close insight is amazing for compassion.
    It!!!8217;s natural to have wobbly days, I know I did for a good while after my breakdowns, all many years ago now and all linked with the epilepsy too.
    You take great care Vicky and on wobbly days always remember that you!!!8217;re not alone by far!!

    Bad luck hubby, though it!!!8217;s safely potted for him which is very true!!!

    Aha there you are Chutney! More good savings and well potted... just like your name at this time of year!!!

    Very well done Florence.... too seekingthesunlight, isn!!!8217;t it wonderful to know we have money slowly away potted for us!!

    Keep the potting off folks, then you and we will have great results!!!!!

    Have a lovely Thursday, folks! Don!!!8217;t forget - pot well!

    Sue xx

    Opening date for SPC 11 will be 1st November 2018

    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 Grand 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!!!!

    • jakes-mum
    • By jakes-mum 30th Nov 17, 10:20 AM
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    Morning Pottersssssssssss

    Well the annual 'get rid of all the carp so the tree can fit in the livingroom' clear out is going exceedingly well! Have had a steady stream of people coming to my door buying bits and bobs, 2 trips to the tip (who knew we could store so much rubbish in our tiny house!) and I have started a 4th pot which has been labelled 'Craft stuff thats been destashed' and all money from the decluttering of my craft hoards is going in there (lets just not talk about how MUCH craft stuff I may be finding in our room by room declutter ) Today will be the photographing, listing and selling off of a 40cm high plastic box full of fabric (of course there isn't another 2 over flowing boxes left that I wont get rid of! ) and hopefully getting into the second cupboard under the stairs and seeing what has been carefully hidden stored away lovingly in there.

    In potting news well there was £8 in the craft selling tub, 4 x £2 coins, some £1 coins and some silver, neither of which I can remember the amount of
    SPC No 002 SPC(3) £285/£250 (4) £519.84/£500 (5) £768.32/£500 (6) £911.30/£600 (7) £913.23/£600 (8) £1184.82/£750 (9) £2864.04/£750 (10) £3846.25/£1000 (11) 0/£1000
    Total Wins Of 2012 = £3015.03 Wins Of 2013 = £4427.11 Wins of 2014 = £2361.97 Wins of 2015 = £1754.90 Wins of 2016 £267.98 Wins of 2017 £25 Wins of 2018 £59
    • Jaydee92
    • By Jaydee92 30th Nov 17, 2:21 PM
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    Good Afternoon.

    Please may I join the 2018 challenge .. read through the rules last night and have a £1 shop tin here ready to go.

    Have a wonderful day. JD x
    • 3forholidays
    • By 3forholidays 30th Nov 17, 7:14 PM
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    Good Afternoon.

    Please may I join the 2018 challenge .. read through the rules last night and have a £1 shop tin here ready to go.

    Have a wonderful day. JD x
    Originally posted by Jaydee92
    Welcome to the thread Jaydee92. Our esteemed leader Sue-UU will give you a number to pop on your signature the next time she's in. Great to read that you have read the first post which now means that there is only one thing left to say - get potting!
    A good life is when you assume nothing, do more, need less, smile often, dream big, laugh a lot, and realise how blessed you are.

    SPC No 043
    SPC 10 - £520 SPC 11 - £955 (as at Apr'18)
    • Nicnak
    • By Nicnak 30th Nov 17, 7:23 PM
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    I'm still potting little and often. I think I'll need to buy at least two bottles of our favourite tipple each next year as we didn't take long to drink it. X
    September 6th 2017 - Updated 13th May 2018
    Credit Card £0 now: £0 Tesco Loan £7500 = £0 Consolidation £15,000 = £13,855 Total = £25,330 £13,855 43% gone EMF #252 = £700/£1000
    Sealed pot challenge #589
    Pay off all your debts by Christmas #71
    • 32b3in2013
    • By 32b3in2013 30th Nov 17, 8:32 PM
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    70p potted today. I potted some money yesterday too but I can't remember how much!

    Tomorrow is advent calendar day woohoo.

    SPC9 #125 - £816.85
    SPC10 #125 - £851.81
    VSPC #19 - £40.52/£250
    • adventureofmemories
    • By adventureofmemories 1st Dec 17, 12:21 AM
    • 176 Posts
    • 543 Thanks
    £1.50 in the new home fund .
    Making total £2

    May not hear from me until Tuesday onwards as I get paid then and will hopefully be using the cash system to pay for most things.

    Hope everyone has a good Friday and a good start to counting down to Christmas
    Debt to fiancee - £404.00 (left to pay) | Save £12,000 in 2018 - £371.90 all together|2,018 items in 2018 (8/2,018)
    • siju
    • By siju 1st Dec 17, 11:48 AM
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    Nothing to pot today but I'm sure I'll have something over the weekend. Taking a day off on Monday and meeting up with DD to do a bit of Christmas shopping so I should have some lovely change to pot then too.

    Stay warm potters and have a lovely weekend.
    SPC 11 - #192
    Totals: 2014 - £264.51 2015 - £207.50 2016 - £396.79 2017 - £369.49
    • Florence J
    • By Florence J 1st Dec 17, 1:51 PM
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    Florence J
    10p Roadkill to the pot
    Sealed Pot Challenge 11 #553
    £1000 Emergency Fund Challenge #253
    Wombling free 2017 = £2195.92
    Pay off all your debts by Xmas 2017 #53 (£3168.45/£3000)
    February 2018 Credit Card Debt: £3885
    • motivated
    • By motivated 1st Dec 17, 6:57 PM
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    • 4,391 Thanks
    Hi all

    I!!!8217;m still around and still potting, just forgetting to post updates

    Have managed to pot £10 today got a lift home from work so no need to top up my Oyster card and my £5 from PA surveys went into my account. Thought I would make good use of it

    Had snow yesterday too albeit only a small flurry but snow is snow
    • 166million
    • By 166million 1st Dec 17, 7:49 PM
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    3.90 in mah pot
    **Debt Free as of 15:55 on Friday 23rd March 2012**And I am staying that way
    377 166million Sealed Pot Challenge 2018 No. 90: Emergency fund £637
    My debt free diary http://
    • Sue-UU
    • By Sue-UU 2nd Dec 17, 3:51 PM
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    A HAPPY WEEKEND all!!! Welcome aboard Jaydee92!!!
    Please may I join the 2018 challenge .. read through the rules last night and have a £1 shop tin here ready to go.

    Have a wonderful day. JD x
    Originally posted by Jaydee92
    A VERY warm welcome to you Jaydee92 (SPC No 322)!It's lovely to have you with us. Have fun saving and enjoying the banter. Your No is 322 although you'll always find it at the bottom of the list on the 3rd 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: 1st Nov 2018.

    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 me.

    A gold star for you for a really lovely welcome, 3forholidays, many thanks.

    A very good Saturday and weekend all SPCers! I hope you all keep warm and well. Make the most of the milder weekend as it's set to be bitter again next week!!!!!
    For those members who really aren!!!8217;t well or who are low for whatever reason, take great care of yourselves, and here!!!8217;s hoping these {{{{HUGS}}}} from us all will help you feel well soon.

    Isn!!!8217;t it amazing what you find to get shot of when sorting out the Christmas tree and decorations eh, jakes-Mum! Why didn!!!8217;t we clear it after taking it all down the previous year?! !!!55358;!!!56784; A job well done... the savings too whatever it was.

    Well done Nicnak, it!!!8217;s always good to hear that our more recently joined members are saving regularly! Keep up the amazing work!!

    Not to worry that you can!!!8217;t remember the amount saved, 32b3, we know what a fantastic saver you are! Look out Advent Calendar... she didn!!!8217;t simply buy you for your looks!!!!!

    Very good saving adventureofmemories! Looking forward to hearing from you as soon as you!!!8217;re able.

    You look forward to spending valuable time with your DD, siju! I had a wonderful day Christmas shopping on Thursday with my DD and DGD and DGGSon! Times like that are so precious! You also have a good weekend.

    A brilliant find Florence!!

    It!!!8217;s good to see you back and know you!!!8217;ve still been potting well, motivated! That £10 saved from having a lift home is a great way to save!!!!

    Brilliant work 116million! You sound determined to get the most possible, good for you!!!

    £20 saved in the pot after it was left unspent in my purse after a Christmas shopping trip with my DD, DGD and my DGGS on Thursday! We had a wonderful day with some great laughs and lovely cuddles with my DGGS too!!!! !!!55357;!!!56438;
    Have a wonderful weekend, folks! Don!!!8217;t forget - pot well!

    Sue xx

    Opening date for SPC 11 will be 1st November 2018

    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 Grand 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!!!!

    • Nicnak
    • By Nicnak 2nd Dec 17, 7:25 PM
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    another 18p today! little and often for me x
    September 6th 2017 - Updated 13th May 2018
    Credit Card £0 now: £0 Tesco Loan £7500 = £0 Consolidation £15,000 = £13,855 Total = £25,330 £13,855 43% gone EMF #252 = £700/£1000
    Sealed pot challenge #589
    Pay off all your debts by Christmas #71
    • DancingUnicorn
    • By DancingUnicorn 2nd Dec 17, 7:53 PM
    • 153 Posts
    • 590 Thanks
    Potted the left over of my weekly money today. Only £3.50 this week but some was spent at charity Christmas fairs so I feel quite happy that what I have spent is for a good cause.
    £40 ready for this week As I have 2 Christmas nights out!
    LBM: October 2016: £20,130 / Current: January 2018: £17,320 13.9%
    DFD: February 2024
    SPC#577 (2017: £60.58)
    • MrsShazbat
    • By MrsShazbat 2nd Dec 17, 8:04 PM
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    Potted £2 this week, plus a load of shrapnel.
    * Xmas 2018 #8 £186 / £365 * (2017 £496.53; 2016 £424.32) * SPCNo.11 #66 * Clothes Challenge 2018 #13 *
    SPCNo.10 £682.31
    SPCNo.9 £442.64
    • 32b3in2013
    • By 32b3in2013 2nd Dec 17, 8:51 PM
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    • 18,578 Thanks

    Had a lovely day out shopping today and even better I came back with £8.56 in coins t go in the pot.

    It!!!8217;s been freezing though.

    I hope everyone is well.

    SPC9 #125 - £816.85
    SPC10 #125 - £851.81
    VSPC #19 - £40.52/£250
    • List Maker
    • By List Maker 2nd Dec 17, 10:10 PM
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    List Maker
    Another £4.20 in the pot after meeting my friend for drinks. Would have been another £4 but the £2 coins don!!!8217;t fit in the pot!!
    HOUSE DEPOSIT - £6,853.19/£42,000
    Future Mat Savings - £200/£2,800
    Debt Free since July 2016
    SPC #585
    • tantaraza
    • By tantaraza 3rd Dec 17, 8:04 AM
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    Hello! I would love to join this challenge please! I'm hoping to use the envelope method of budgeting in the New Year, so I'll have more change that will get frittered away if I don't put it someplace safe.

    I've read through the first post and got gifted a terramundi-style pot for passing my driving test last month (it looks like a terramundi but it has a hole in the bottom) which had £1 in from my mum. I've added another £10.95 of tips from work so it's off to a healthy-ish start!

    jakes-mum I have a lot of craft stuff too! Although due to building work, mine is buried somewhere in boxes at the moment so I'm living in blissful ignorance of how much I don't need
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