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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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    • triple choc chip
    • By triple choc chip 10th Jul 18, 4:33 PM
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    triple choc chip
    I did one of my mega shops in Boots using dble points, exta points etc., lifting my total to: No.3: 348/600



    Which I think is on target for this time of the year.
    It's time to start looking out for M&S vouchers again methinks...
    Debt Free since 6.8.13
    New home 12 5 rooms to decorate/re-furbish
    Saving for Xmas 2018 #3: 813/600 135.5%
    Emergency fund 1.1k
    Next car fund 1.8k
    • kdalwayskint
    • By kdalwayskint 14th Jul 18, 10:28 PM
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    kdalwayskint
    I don't think I've got a number, I've been doing this challenge for the last couple of years, usually #83 I think.

    Been continuing and currently at 210
    Saving for Christmas 2018 ~ 287.46/365
    Wedding Fund 1500/1500
    Car Fund 108.60/5000 ~ Bank of Mum 5000/5000 done
    DFW Nerd #1155
    LBM 25/2/09 Debt at highest 8,037.35 now 0
    Credit Card 2000/2500
    • Westie983
    • By Westie983 16th Jul 18, 2:08 PM
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    Westie983
    I don't think I've got a number, I've been doing this challenge for the last couple of years, usually #83 I think.

    Been continuing and currently at 210
    Originally posted by kdalwayskint
    Hi, kdalwaysskint, I can offer you the next number which is 48, every year the list is reset, I have added you to the list

    Westie983
    Save 12k in 2019 #10 Total (16000)+0/12000 = 0.0%
    Sealed Pot Challenge ~ 12 #97 Total (450)+1/500 = 0.20% ( x 11)
    Xmas 2018 1 a Day #2 Total (165)+0/365 = 0.00%
    Virtual Sealed Pot #1 Total (1300)+0/1000 = 0.00%
    2 Savers Club 2018 #16 Total (1030)+0/2000 = 0.0%

    Total 1.00/15865 = 2.00%
    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
    • MrsShazbat
    • By MrsShazbat 18th Jul 18, 9:29 PM
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    MrsShazbat
    Still here *waving* another 31 transferred over which by my reckoning means #8 217/ 365

    Oops no it seems I forgot to post last month, so in actual fact it's now #8 248/ 365
    Xmas 2018 #8 372 / 365 * (2017 496.53; 2016 424.32) * SPCNo.12 #66 (11 480.95; 10 682.31; 9 442.64)
    • triple choc chip
    • By triple choc chip 21st Jul 18, 10:58 AM
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    triple choc chip
    Waves back! Small update, well actually, usual update but for a small amount (ikwim!)
    No.3: 354/600
    Have a good weekend everyone
    Debt Free since 6.8.13
    New home 12 5 rooms to decorate/re-furbish
    Saving for Xmas 2018 #3: 813/600 135.5%
    Emergency fund 1.1k
    Next car fund 1.8k
    • kdalwayskint
    • By kdalwayskint 21st Jul 18, 7:38 PM
    • 583 Posts
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    kdalwayskint
    Thanks Westie

    I'm up to

    217
    Saving for Christmas 2018 ~ 287.46/365
    Wedding Fund 1500/1500
    Car Fund 108.60/5000 ~ Bank of Mum 5000/5000 done
    DFW Nerd #1155
    LBM 25/2/09 Debt at highest 8,037.35 now 0
    Credit Card 2000/2500
    • CavendishWobble
    • By CavendishWobble 22nd Jul 18, 8:22 PM
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    CavendishWobble
    408.18 in total for me
    Save 12k in 2018 = 16,005.81/15,000 (107%) #36
    Virtual Sealed Pot = 133.01/200 #11
    Sealed Pot Challenge 2018 #19
    1 a Day Challenge = 646.18/668

    Starting: Jan'17: 33,729
    • Missu
    • By Missu 29th Jul 18, 7:37 AM
    • 483 Posts
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    Missu
    Checking in after a long absence but I have still been saving if not posting.

    #5 300/650
    Mortgage at 26/9/12 92000 :eek
    Balance at 1/5/18 47600
    Saving for Xmas 200/600
    • IrishRose12
    • By IrishRose12 29th Jul 18, 11:54 PM
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    IrishRose12
    Havent been in herr in a long time buy im still saving my money! Up to 220 now but I've already bout 110 worth of Christmas gifts so will be paying for those out if this. But still on target which I'm happy about and gifts in already. 2 birds an all that lol.
    Pay all debt off by Christmas 2018 #57 1225.00/3,000
    1 a day challenge 2018 - 341/ 365

    The 365 Day Penny Challenge #2 - 587.00/650

    2018 - RULE OF 3 Decluttering challenge - Lost count /1,095 items
    Book challenge 15/20
    • Miss D Meanour
    • By Miss D Meanour 30th Jul 18, 8:14 AM
    • 135 Posts
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    Miss D Meanour
    Good morning everyone

    Saving 1 / day just keeps happening. I'm checking in with June and July (I know a day early but who's counting?)
    #11 with 61 making a total of 243 / 365

    Have a great week
    Miss DM
    LBM- June 2009 - 15 year plan started, Dec 2016 - half way there
    SPC12 #33 .... Xmas 2018 - #11: 365 / 365 .... CCCC 2018 #14 - 186 / 140
    PAYDBX 2018 #23: 7,644.11 / 7,000 ..Frugal Living #37 .... MFW2018 #2: 8,499.72 / 8,000

    No matter how far you go, you always take yourself with you
    • kazzie_m
    • By kazzie_m 6th Aug 18, 9:08 AM
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    • 71 Thanks
    kazzie_m
    31 added for July

    #25 243/365
    Aiming to be debt free by Christmas 2018!
    • LuckyPenny
    • By LuckyPenny 6th Aug 18, 9:38 PM
    • 782 Posts
    • 5,847 Thanks
    LuckyPenny
    #16 119/365

    I haven't checked in for a while as busy job hunting. Not totally on track with 1 per day but I know whatever I save will be very helpful in December.
    1% Challenge #28 [COLOR=red]2,926.54/4000 72%
    Pay off all debts by Xmas 2017 #40 7,312/6500 Christmas 2018 Saving #16 135/365 Christmas 2019 Savings 2/365
    Competition wins 12,125.60
    Declutter 3 per day
    • triple choc chip
    • By triple choc chip 8th Aug 18, 10:52 PM
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    triple choc chip
    My new total: No.3: 366/600 Just passed 60%
    Debt Free since 6.8.13
    New home 12 5 rooms to decorate/re-furbish
    Saving for Xmas 2018 #3: 813/600 135.5%
    Emergency fund 1.1k
    Next car fund 1.8k
    • Missu
    • By Missu 9th Aug 18, 5:57 AM
    • 483 Posts
    • 1,065 Thanks
    Missu
    Hi all

    Isn't anyone updating the totals on the first posts? What happened to Ellie?
    Mortgage at 26/9/12 92000 :eek
    Balance at 1/5/18 47600
    Saving for Xmas 200/600
    • Chappie77
    • By Chappie77 14th Aug 18, 1:16 PM
    • 182 Posts
    • 795 Thanks
    Chappie77
    Hi all!

    Have been away for a couple of months due to working a LOT of overtime.

    Haven't added to my pot for a while as I have been concentrating on my debt. Stayed the same for now. Back to it this week.

    Chappie x
    Payment a Day 2018 Very 1701.22/1701.22 Business Barclaycard 633.19/633.19 Hitachi 1489.17/1489.17 MBNA 558.70/3159.01 Saving for Xmas 2018 240/500 Virtual Sealed Pot 2018 540/700 PAYDBX2018 5641.81/7268.47 2 Savers Club 2018 268
    • MrsShazbat
    • By MrsShazbat 17th Aug 18, 8:39 PM
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    MrsShazbat
    Payday today so another 31 transferred over #8 279 / 365
    Xmas 2018 #8 372 / 365 * (2017 496.53; 2016 424.32) * SPCNo.12 #66 (11 480.95; 10 682.31; 9 442.64)
    • Westie983
    • By Westie983 18th Aug 18, 4:55 AM
    • 4,634 Posts
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    Westie983
    A little bit from me,

    4.64 from Quidco.

    Bringing me upto 62.59

    Westie983
    Save 12k in 2019 #10 Total (16000)+0/12000 = 0.0%
    Sealed Pot Challenge ~ 12 #97 Total (450)+1/500 = 0.20% ( x 11)
    Xmas 2018 1 a Day #2 Total (165)+0/365 = 0.00%
    Virtual Sealed Pot #1 Total (1300)+0/1000 = 0.00%
    2 Savers Club 2018 #16 Total (1030)+0/2000 = 0.0%

    Total 1.00/15865 = 2.00%
    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 21st Aug 18, 4:55 PM
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    triple choc chip
    Quick update after receiving M&S vouchers

    No. 3: 375/600

    I've finally switched bank account and will get the M&S gift card in a month so that will be an nice little bump up towards my total
    Debt Free since 6.8.13
    New home 12 5 rooms to decorate/re-furbish
    Saving for Xmas 2018 #3: 813/600 135.5%
    Emergency fund 1.1k
    Next car fund 1.8k
    • nickynoo08
    • By nickynoo08 22nd Aug 18, 2:56 PM
    • 1,835 Posts
    • 17,030 Thanks
    nickynoo08
    I know it's late in the year and i pretty much have xmas presents sewn up for the kids but i haven't started saving for my xmas food. Soooo i'd like to save 120 please
    Debt 1 1111.23 0% until March 19 pay by xmas 0/1111.23
    Debt 2 2100 0% until August 19
    Debt 3 2161.86 0% until August 19
    Debt 4 1846.98 0% until December 19
    Saving for xmas 5/120
    1 debt at a time! We can do this!!
    • nickynoo08
    • By nickynoo08 23rd Aug 18, 10:56 AM
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    nickynoo08
    Collected an unexpected 5 morri$on$ voucher from the till last night.

    5/120
    Debt 1 1111.23 0% until March 19 pay by xmas 0/1111.23
    Debt 2 2100 0% until August 19
    Debt 3 2161.86 0% until August 19
    Debt 4 1846.98 0% until December 19
    Saving for xmas 5/120
    1 debt at a time! We can do this!!
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