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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 18 = £800.00 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!! 2018 = £47, 815.88!!!!

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    • Chutney86
    • By Chutney86 14th Sep 18, 7:46 PM
    • 302 Posts
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    £8 potted for me today
    SPC #23 - 2015 = £319.60 / 2016 = £315.50 / 2017 = £490.75 / 2018 = £295.50 / 2019 =
    MFW #93 - 2017 = £1942.84/£1900 / 2018 = £8591.23/£9050
    MFiT-T4 #28 = reduced mortgage from £109,000 to £77,000
    MFiT-T5 #34
    • mummytummy
    • By mummytummy 15th Sep 18, 11:19 AM
    • 748 Posts
    • 3,740 Thanks
    Oooh! The clock is ticking, only 47days to go Have a great weekend potters
    1. Sealed Pot Challenge no.12 #11 $900/£450 approx
    2. MFiT-T5 #23 (48% saved )
    • Dragon Lily
    • By Dragon Lily 15th Sep 18, 12:03 PM
    • 259 Posts
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    Dragon Lily
    It's been a long time since I posted but still potting away. £4.50 potting this week.

    Hope everyone is well
    Star from Sue-UU

    SPC12 #105
    SPC11 £183
    SPC10 £209
    3-6 EF #66 Target £3000 (£1270)42%
    • DancingUnicorn
    • By DancingUnicorn 15th Sep 18, 2:34 PM
    • 174 Posts
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    Wow! 47 days to go until we can count those pots - I really cannot wait! I'm itching to start Christmas shopping now I've made my list but want to exclusively use the money I've potted as that's what I'd earmarked it for.
    Anything I have left over (and if I'm anywhere near my £500 target I hope to have lots left!) will be going towards me and the OH going to London to see a show over Easter.

    Life's been busy (as always!) and I've been quite tight on money - end of being a student and the start of my new career. Eagerly awaiting payday!!

    Found £1 on the table in the lounge and emptied £1.50 from my purse so it's better than nothing!!
    LBM: October 2016: £20,130 / Current: October 2018: £15,037 25.03%
    DFD: February 2024 April 2022
    SPC#577 (2017: £60.58)
    • jakes-mum
    • By jakes-mum 15th Sep 18, 2:54 PM
    • 4,466 Posts
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    Hellooooooooooooooooooo Potters!!

    Ooo well its been a good potting week in house de jakesmum I had £130 in blue rewards built up from my bank account so cashed thsoe in and asked for them all in £2 coins

    Saw on a deals site about getting a fairfx card, you put £465 on the card and they credit you with £500 So did that, got my card a couple of days ago, put it in the hole in the wall, withdrew all the money for the princely atm cost of 50p (I had already made sure I had credited with £465.50 so I could withdraw the whole £500) put the £465 back in my savings account and potted the £35 in my tin

    And finally, my dear old mum took my bratlings to a car boot this morning, she made £96, I made £44.30 and the kids made £4.50 and £3.70 (which I changed up for £6 and a fiver so I could have their change :rotfl) and that all went in the pot too
    Mum has said she will do a different car boot in 3 weeks and take back what didn't sell and whatever else we might find in the mean time and see if she can make a bit more for us, if she does, that will be potted too

    So loads of pennies in my tins and my poor £2 coin tin feels a much healthier weight still room for more though
    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) £1779.72/£1000 (12) 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
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 15th Sep 18, 7:59 PM
    • 54,603 Posts
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    Evening all
    I have not posted on here in yonks and yonks but my pot is heavy do i still have my number?
    Sealed pot challenge number 242 £350 for 2015, 2016 £400 Actual£345, £400 for 2017 Actual £500 £770 for 2018
    Stopped Smoking 22/01/15
    :- 5 st 3lb
    • hickles69
    • By hickles69 15th Sep 18, 9:47 PM
    • 854 Posts
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    Hey all,

    Back to work on 25th. Haven't touched my pot.... sadly my credit card can't say the same. But I got a pay rise so I am sure I will be back on an even keel soon enough.

    May even be able to start potting...

    Crawling baby now standing ��

    Take care
    SPC#077 - 7-£666.54, 8-£489, 9-£264 10-£376 11- £305.8p SPC 12 target - £400

    Swaggers - 2015/£285, 2016/£270, 2017 / £460, 2018 £420 2019 - target £200 for next Christmas
    • Saver-upper
    • By Saver-upper 16th Sep 18, 1:17 AM
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    Oooohhh,47 days!!
    Today I potted £2 x 5 .I really think this year will be a record for my £2 collection (think last year I had about £168 worth of them).
    Last edited by Saver-upper; 16-09-2018 at 1:22 AM.
    SPC #108 x 8.SPC7=£751.10 SPC8=£651.04 SPC9=£843.00 SPC10=£872.76
    Pinecone £301,Valued Opinions £10.50

    • babs 103
    • By babs 103 16th Sep 18, 9:35 AM
    • 112 Posts
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    babs 103
    I'm getting excited too about opening up my pot. I hope to have about £30 in there, I know that is nothing compared to everyone else, but I have never saved a penny in my life before. That is 60 odd (very odd some of em!) years of squandering money and I had nothing to show for it.

    This really is a new beginning for me and I am looking forward to opening day.
    Quot Libros, Quam Breve Tempus
    SPC #11 025 - £207.12
    SPC #12 025 -
    • twigletsmum
    • By twigletsmum 17th Sep 18, 7:43 AM
    • 35 Posts
    • 127 Thanks
    Good morning potters! Hope you are all well! I love reading everyone’s posts, it really gives me inspiration. I’ve never managed to save a penny in my life but have been so strict with my pots and not tempted to open once! I’m hoping I’ll have £200-£300 by opening day, I’ve not kept count so will be a complete surprise for me but I’m very excited! I’m not likely to pot as much now as we have so many birthdays etc coming up but going to keep on trying! Not long now :-)
    VSPC #16
    SPC 12 #45

    Virtual Sealed Pot 2018 Total £303.74

    SPC 11 - £283.75
    • Sue-UU
    • By Sue-UU 17th Sep 18, 9:52 PM
    • 8,792 Posts
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    A very good evening to all!!
    Hello again all Potters!!! It's wonderful to see you all again and with all that re-doing of the kitchen DONE!!!!!
    I hope you're all very well and have been enjoying the very warm weather. For those who aren't well in any way, I really hope you get well very soon! Here's love and {{{{hugs}}}} from us all.

    I see you've done amazingly well with your potting, Chutney, brilliant work!!!!

    Well September has begun well, helsbell, so fingers crossed it'll stay that way!!

    Sue you should have moved in to a first class hotel and gone for a spa
    let the family clean up
    Originally posted by Lost2

    I know what you mean, Lost, but it's so different with our Housing Association (formerly known as Council Houses!) Thank Heavens we weren't able to go away anyhow as they were such a dirty lot of b-----s!!!!! Anyway, thank goodness it's all behind us now, but the time it took was appalling! The painter came back to repaint it, but he'd just as well not have bothered!! The white lines between the walls and ceiling are shocking, so Hubby's in the middle of touching all that up!! The supervisor said he'd get someone else to do it, Hubby said "Don't you dare!! No one else is coming in now!!"

    Apart from that, Lost, excellent potting as always!!

    ...and it's so lovely to be back with you, Saver-upper!! Though just look at ALL THOSE £2s you've stashed!!!! How could you!! Look out til jakes-mum finds out, she thinks they're all hers, but her's wrong as they're MINE!!!

    Sadly potting has come to an end for now. Maternity pay has finished. Got nursery fees to pay. My car has broken and now my laptop has died today costing me £80 in hard drive rescue and back up fees. I am resisting the urge to empty my pot.... back to work in 3 weeks. Hoping to survive till then.

    In other news baby turned 8 months last week and is now crawling..... gulp. Ha ha
    Originally posted by hickles69

    I'm so chuffed at your little darling crawling, Hicksy, they soon get around then!! Our DGGS has been crawling for 6 weeks and there's no stopping the little monkey!! He'll be 12 months old on Sunday 27th!! KEEP WELL AWAY FROM YOUR POT!!!! You'll be in great need of it for Christmas. Do the very best you can. So sorry to hear about the car and laptop, it all comes at once eh!! Take good care of yourself, enjoy your little treasure as that time will fly by! Don't forget...any spare pence adds up! Love and hugs, Hicksy. xx

    Fantastic potting, dustydigger, not long to go now!

    £9 potted this morning. I donít post often but still potting away, I actually canít wait until opening day. Iíve never managed to save but just had to order more tins as cannot squeeze any more in, I donít expect to have loads come 1st November but a lot more than usual! This group has really given me the motivation to save what I can and Iíve not been tempted at all to open it - even when we went on holiday, it stayed put. Iíve not been keeping count of what I put in so will be a complete surprise!
    by twigletsmum

    That was such a joy to read, twigletsmum, it's really made my day! I hope your words, your actions too, will have inspired others to save all that's possible!I hope you get a Total that will really make you so happy!! PS. I've just read your latest post and you have so very much to be thrilled at!!!

    I really hope you'll be feeling so much better by now, jakes-mum, it sounds as though you had a really rough time of it. Well done with the sales from your parent's garage, if you get half of that lot then you'll definitely be doing well...especially if it's all in £2 coins!!!! That deal on signing up with a Fairfax acc was brilliant!!!!! Very well done! Fantastic work with the car boot sales too!!! I'm sure you must be magnetic where money's concerned!

    Helllooo there, little_sweetie, long time no see!! So very sorry to read about G's health problems and dearly hope he's feeling so much very much better now. Ah, of course your Birthday will be another great part of the big day and I hope it's a lovely day for you. I'll see you soon, love to you both.

    It's wonderful to see you too, 32b3!! I did wonder if holiday/s would be the reason for you missing and hope you had a lovely time. However, congratulations to you on TWO promotions while both of us have been AWOL!!!!! I understand what you mean about your iPad as I'm the same with my phone and don't use the laptop half so much now, apart from SPC. It's great to have you back! I've a feeling Lynne moved away.

    Oh dear apricity, it sounds as though you've been living life on a carousel!! Just in case you add to your Total, could you please come back on or around the 1st Novermber to disclose you're definite Total? Thanks a lot.

    Oooh! The clock is ticking, only 47days to go Have a great weekend potters
    Originally posted by mummytummy

    Hi mummytummy!So, after another couple of days gone, I take it there are 45 days left!!!! Good Heavens, that's really going to go fast, so you'd best get filling those pots up Potters!!!

    Lovely to see you, Dragon Lily, and so long as you've been saving that's all that matters!!

    By heck DancingUnicorn, it sounds as though you've really been saving hard, I'm really thrilled for you!! Keep going and let's hope you're able to have an access over so that you and your OH can really treat yourself at Easter!! Congratulations on having finished Uni and all the very best in your chosen career!!!

    Don't worry Bubbs, you still have your No, it's the same one as is on your siggy. You came on quite a bit at the start of the year whereas some folk we only see once a year!

    I'm getting excited too about opening up my pot. I hope to have about £30 in there, I know that is nothing compared to everyone else, but I have never saved a penny in my life before. That is 60 odd (very odd some of em!) years of squandering money and I had nothing to show for it.
    by babs 103

    WOW Babs!!! That's a LOT of years without savings BUT considering some people never save in their lives you really are doing well! You've made a beginning and I sincerely hope you stick to saving with us each year!! I know you say £30 is nothing to what many of us save, and it's true, but everyone's Total is not the actual amount that matters it's what it means to every individual! So, all in all your £30 (plus whatever you get in between now and Nov 1st) is excellent and much to be so very proud of!! So, you be proud of every penny you count out of your pot when it's time and be sure to be thrilled at it all!!!!!


    Keep up the amazing work!!

    The total potting for Hubby & I during the last two weeks is £15!!! Also, I found a 50p and a 5p outside of B&Ms, talk about chuffed!!!! So that's gone in the roadkill pot.

    Have a superTuesday and lovelyfolks!! My heart really goes out to all those poor souls in the US and in the Philippines! So, along that line do keep safe with the awful winfs that are forecast!!!

    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 18 = £800.00 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!! 2018 = £47, 815.88!!!!

    • siju
    • By siju 18th Sep 18, 12:51 PM
    • 324 Posts
    • 3,294 Thanks
    Afternoon Potters

    It's been a crazy few weeks and I haven't had much time to catch up with you all. I have potted some small bits of change, but with opening day so close now, I must try and find more!!!!

    Have a lovely week everyone
    SPC 12 - #09
    Totals: 2014 - £264.51 2015 - £207.50 2016 - £396.79 2017 - £369.49 2018 - £484.24
    • e4rub
    • By e4rub 18th Sep 18, 10:29 PM
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    Yay, Sue is back!
    Thanks so much for your kind words. Iím sorry to hear about your health worries and the stress that the renovations have had on you. Iím glad to see you back though!

    Emily x
    SPC #27 £62 banked so far for 2019Debt Free Date 1st August 2016 Christmas 2019 £200 far
    • Saver-upper
    • By Saver-upper 19th Sep 18, 12:23 AM
    • 1,831 Posts
    • 13,933 Thanks
    A friend gave me £20 in a card for my birthday last week.Now potted.
    SPC #108 x 8.SPC7=£751.10 SPC8=£651.04 SPC9=£843.00 SPC10=£872.76
    Pinecone £301,Valued Opinions £10.50

    • 166million
    • By 166million 20th Sep 18, 12:00 PM
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    Guess who's back
    Back again
    377 166million

    I went and took most of my coinage to the laundrette. We'll see what the outcome is on counting day, but i reckon I've got less than I started with
    Last edited by 166million; 20-09-2018 at 12:02 PM.
    **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://
    • RebeccaAnn
    • By RebeccaAnn 21st Sep 18, 10:16 AM
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    Hey, very late in the game but can I join you guys? I have a demijohn partly filled with change from my purse. Theres probably not much in there but it would be nice to cash it in and start fresh come november. Don't worry about giving me a number if its easier not to.
    • mummytummy
    • By mummytummy 22nd Sep 18, 2:55 PM
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    Welcome RebeccaAnn our leader SueUU will be along soon and allocate you your number for life, now you're in there's no escaping - believe me I've tried

    39 days til pot opening time
    1. Sealed Pot Challenge no.12 #11 $900/£450 approx
    2. MFiT-T5 #23 (48% saved )
    • MrsShazbat
    • By MrsShazbat 22nd Sep 18, 10:08 PM
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    Potted £6.50 tonight in the weekly-ish purse clear-out.

    In other news, one of our neighbours has got their C*******s countdown lit up in their porch window
    Xmas 2019 #21 £93 / £365 * (2017 £496.53; 2016 £424.32) * SPCNo.12 #66 (11 £480.95; 10 £682.31; 9 £442.64)
    • Saver-upper
    • By Saver-upper 22nd Sep 18, 11:02 PM
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    A couple of weeks ago I wrote a cheque to pay for daughter's ballet.This week she bought home £8 change,because I had overpaid-guessing the amount due instead of checking the invoice.I duly potted the £8 worth of £1 coins.That was a lovely surprise.
    SPC #108 x 8.SPC7=£751.10 SPC8=£651.04 SPC9=£843.00 SPC10=£872.76
    Pinecone £301,Valued Opinions £10.50

    • RebeccaAnn
    • By RebeccaAnn 24th Sep 18, 8:05 AM
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    Welcome RebeccaAnn our leader SueUU will be along soon and allocate you your number for life, now you're in there's no escaping - believe me I've tried

    39 days til pot opening time
    Originally posted by mummytummy
    Haha thank you. I love saving money and this sounds like it could be fun
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