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    • Ellieseleven
    • By Ellieseleven 30th Nov 17, 4:56 PM
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    Ellieseleven
    Saving for Christmas 2018 - £1 a day challenge
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    • 30th Nov 17, 4:56 PM
    Saving for Christmas 2018 - £1 a day challenge 30th Nov 17 at 4:56 PM
    This is the saving for Christmas 2018 - A pound a day challenge


    Back by popular demand


    The Aim: To save a £1 a day from 1st December 2017 to 30th November 2018. 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 2018 and declare out total amounts saved


    Then it's spend, spend, spend for Xmas 2018 on whatever you like.


    I've had great success for the last 4 years and use a sealed tin. For 2017 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
    Last edited by Ellieseleven; 30-11-2017 at 4:59 PM.
    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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    • Woody2202
    • By Woody2202 12th May 18, 3:26 PM
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    Woody2202
    Hi could I join if possible I know I won't be able to make the full £360 but I could still make a decent amount
    • triple choc chip
    • By triple choc chip 14th May 18, 1:00 PM
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    triple choc chip
    Hi could I join if possible I know I won't be able to make the full £360 but I could still make a decent amount
    Originally posted by Woody2202
    Hiya Woody2202, Just join in and start posting, everyoneís welcome at any point in the year. Ellie hasnít been back to the thread this year but Westie983 will be able to add you to the list on Page 1.

    Small update from me:
    No.3 £197/£600
    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-furbis
    Saving for Xmas 2018 #3: £474/£600 79%
    Emergency fund £1.1k Next car fund £1.2k
    • Westie983
    • By Westie983 14th May 18, 4:29 PM
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    Westie983
    Hi could I join if possible I know I won't be able to make the full £360 but I could still make a decent amount
    Originally posted by Woody2202
    Hi Woody2202,

    Welcome, I have added you to the first page your number is #46.

    Iím overseeing this thread but Ellie will be control.

    Good luck and welcome

    Westie983
    Save 12k in 2018 #10 Total (£25000)+£14800/£12000 = 123.33%
    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 £1200/£1000 = 120.00%
    £2 Savers Club 2018 #16 Total (£1500)+-470/£2000 = 51.50%

    Total £18132.59/£15865 = 114.29%

    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
    • triple choc chip
    • By triple choc chip 15th May 18, 10:28 PM
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    triple choc chip
    Yea! One of my TCB claims just sorted itself out, only 4 more to go..
    No.3 £212/£600
    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-furbis
    Saving for Xmas 2018 #3: £474/£600 79%
    Emergency fund £1.1k Next car fund £1.2k
    • Woody2202
    • By Woody2202 15th May 18, 11:23 PM
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    Woody2202
    Hiya Woody2202, Just join in and start posting, everyoneís welcome at any point in the year. Ellie hasnít been back to the thread this year but Westie983 will be able to add you to the list on Page 1.

    Small update from me:
    No.3 £197/£600
    Originally posted by triple choc chip
    Hi Woody2202,

    Welcome, I have added you to the first page your number is #46.

    Iím overseeing this thread but Ellie will be control.

    Good luck and welcome

    Westie983
    Originally posted by Westie983
    Thanks I already transferred some money over the other day to a separate account and thanks for adding me on Westie983
    Virtual Sealed Pot #27 £11.04/£100
    Make £10 A Day In June 0.00/£150
    • triple choc chip
    • By triple choc chip 19th May 18, 11:04 AM
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    triple choc chip
    This weeks total:
    No.3: £222/£600
    Happy wedding weekend
    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-furbis
    Saving for Xmas 2018 #3: £474/£600 79%
    Emergency fund £1.1k Next car fund £1.2k
    • Chappie77
    • By Chappie77 22nd May 18, 9:37 PM
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    Chappie77
    Hi all!

    A quick monthly total...

    #36 - £32 paid in = £156/£500

    Need to buck up my ideas!!

    Chappie x
    Payment a Day 2018 Very £1701.22/£1701.22 Business Barclaycard £633.19/£633.19 Hitachi £1489.17/£1489.17 MBNA £358.70/3159.01 Saving for Xmas 2018 £215/£500 Virtual Sealed Pot 2018 £370/£700 PAYDBX2018 £5441.81/£7268.47 £2 Savers Club 2018 £190
    • MrsShazbat
    • By MrsShazbat 23rd May 18, 5:53 PM
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    MrsShazbat
    Payday last Friday so another £31 transferred over #8 £186 / £365
    * Xmas 2018 #8 £310 / £365 * (2017 £496.53; 2016 £424.32) * SPCNo.11 #66 * Clothes Challenge 2018 #13 *
    SPCNo.10 £682.31
    SPCNo.9 £442.64
    • Miss D Meanour
    • By Miss D Meanour 25th May 18, 9:12 AM
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    Miss D Meanour
    Hi there
    I've been away for a while and not sure what I've declared so far. So this is a where I am now posting:

    #11 £182 / £365 saved as at 25/05/2018

    Take care and have a great long weekend
    Miss DM
    LBM- June 2009 - 15 year plan started, Dec 2016 - half way there
    SPC - 11 #574 - £500 ........ Xmas 2018 - #11: £243 / £365.
    CCCC 2018 #14 - £0 / £140 ....... PAYDBX 2018 #23: £4,428.01 / £7,000
    Frugal Living - #37 .......... MFW2018 - #2: £4,268.67 / £8,000

    No matter how far you go, you always take yourself with you
    • triple choc chip
    • By triple choc chip 10th Jun 18, 6:12 PM
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    triple choc chip
    Morrisonís vouchers added:
    New total is...No.3 £232/£600
    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-furbis
    Saving for Xmas 2018 #3: £474/£600 79%
    Emergency fund £1.1k Next car fund £1.2k
    • kazzie_m
    • By kazzie_m 14th Jun 18, 11:30 AM
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    kazzie_m
    £31 added for May

    #25 £182/£365
    Aiming to be debt free by Christmas 2018!
    • triple choc chip
    • By triple choc chip 21st Jun 18, 7:07 PM
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    triple choc chip
    Only a few of us hanging in here now......
    Todayís total: No.3. £263/£600
    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-furbis
    Saving for Xmas 2018 #3: £474/£600 79%
    Emergency fund £1.1k Next car fund £1.2k
    • Shelbi
    • By Shelbi 22nd Jun 18, 9:36 PM
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    Shelbi
    Hi guys sorry I've really neglected ,y Xmas savings- just threw £4 into my saving Jar so thats- #43-£14/£365
    DFD-01.03.2018
    Save for xmas-£34/£365
    Emergency Fund- £3,000/£3,000 (revised amount)
    House Deposit- £1,020.52/£25,000.
    Jul'18- NSD- 5/20- Bring Lunch to work 6/20
    make-£5pd in Jul- £20.52/£155 Parcel 1/25
    • rockabillygirl
    • By rockabillygirl 23rd Jun 18, 9:02 PM
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    rockabillygirl
    #27 £200.00 saved x
    It will all be ok in the end - if it's not ok, then it's not the end!
    Saving for Xmas 2018 #27. :
    Sealed pot challenge #32
    Mortgage paid off.
    • floridafoofoo
    • By floridafoofoo 25th Jun 18, 8:19 PM
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    floridafoofoo
    saved
    liked reading this post join me

    last year June to Dec 17 i had sealed money box i put change in gold and silver i was surprised when we cracked it open we had £610 so happy and shared it out with my husband and teenage daughter, we have started saving again from May 18 then opening Dec 25 2018 a nice surprise

    not luck yet with £1 day challenge
    • triple choc chip
    • By triple choc chip 26th Jun 18, 6:12 PM
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    triple choc chip
    One of my TCB missing claims has arrived - still 3 to go, ho hum. Anyway, total boosted to:
    No.3: £275/£600
    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-furbis
    Saving for Xmas 2018 #3: £474/£600 79%
    Emergency fund £1.1k Next car fund £1.2k
    • triple choc chip
    • By triple choc chip 1st Jul 18, 9:14 AM
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    triple choc chip
    So, ending June on: No 3: £281/£600
    Not quite up to 50% but I am awaiting a big survey payout and I think M&S vouchers may be due soon so I should end July much nearer target.
    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-furbis
    Saving for Xmas 2018 #3: £474/£600 79%
    Emergency fund £1.1k Next car fund £1.2k
    • Westie983
    • By Westie983 1st Jul 18, 9:47 AM
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    Westie983
    liked reading this post join me

    last year June to Dec 17 i had sealed money box i put change in gold and silver i was surprised when we cracked it open we had £610 so happy and shared it out with my husband and teenage daughter, we have started saving again from May 18 then opening Dec 25 2018 a nice surprise

    not luck yet with £1 day challenge
    Originally posted by floridafoofoo
    Hi Floridafoodoo.

    I have added you to the list your number is #47

    Westie983
    Last edited by Westie983; 01-07-2018 at 9:49 AM.
    Save 12k in 2018 #10 Total (£25000)+£14800/£12000 = 123.33%
    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 £1200/£1000 = 120.00%
    £2 Savers Club 2018 #16 Total (£1500)+-470/£2000 = 51.50%

    Total £18132.59/£15865 = 114.29%

    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
    • kazzie_m
    • By kazzie_m 4th Jul 18, 9:57 AM
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    kazzie_m
    £30 added for June

    #25 £212/£365
    Aiming to be debt free by Christmas 2018!
    • triple choc chip
    • By triple choc chip 5th Jul 18, 6:21 PM
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    triple choc chip
    Surveys and tcb payment bringing my total up to a more respectable:
    No.5: £337/£600.
    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-furbis
    Saving for Xmas 2018 #3: £474/£600 79%
    Emergency fund £1.1k Next car fund £1.2k
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