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    • Gem-gem
    • By Gem-gem 22nd Dec 17, 4:54 PM
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    Gem-gem
    £2 Savers Club 2018
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    • 22nd Dec 17, 4:54 PM
    £2 Savers Club 2018 22nd Dec 17 at 4:54 PM
    Welcome to the £2 Savers Club 2018

    The aim is to collect every £2 coin you can lay your hands on! It is entirely up to you whether you want to:
    A) Save for a particular length of time e.g. monthly or till December 2018,
    B) Save for a particular reason e.g. to pay the car insurance, to pay for a family holiday or to buy birthday presents throughout the year,
    C) Save until you have a specific amount e.g. £20 or £100 or a pot full!
    D) Save for any other reason you can think of...
    You are also welcome to do what you wish with the money. Either bank it as you please or at the end of the year or spend it as required.

    Above all else remember this is a fun thread, but the aim of this website is to SAVE, so any encouragement, comments or help you can give to others are always very welcome.

    Anyone who wishes to join (or be removed though I hope that isn!!!8217;t the case!) is always very welcome, please just ask and I will add you as soon as I can and allocate you a number. Also, if anyone wants to add anything to the list such as a target or a date to aim for etc. then let me know and I will add it. However there is no pressure to do this as many people just wish to be able to save as and when they can.

    So that!!!8217;s it. Start saving, comment regularly and hunt for those £2s. Any questions or comments please ask.

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    Last edited by MSE Andrea; 24-01-2018 at 10:01 AM.
    £2 Savers Club 2018 no 1 - £500 +
    Save £12k in 2018 no. 56 - Jan £2280/£6,000
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    • pinkfluffybabe
    • By pinkfluffybabe 5th Jan 18, 10:57 PM
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    pinkfluffybabe
    Good evening fellow £2 coins savers,

    UncannyScot is using a Dr Who Tardis money box. I am using a Boofle £2 money pot (wedding anniversary present from hubby). What are the rest of you using?

    Gem-gem
    Originally posted by Gem-gem
    A terrimundi that says Ďdriving lesson fundí on it but isnít for driving lessons
    Not buying unnecessary toiletries 2018 - 43/162 UU, 11 IN
    Mortgage Free Wannabe 2018 No.180 £495/£2000
    1% challenge No.15 - 11% £2 savers No.12 - £78 5p Savers No.3 - £4.75
    Virtual Sealed Pot No.12 - £62.85/£150 1p a day Challenge £290.36/£667.95
    Completely Crazy Clothes Challenge 2018 #5 £381.28/£150
    • Westie983
    • By Westie983 5th Jan 18, 11:16 PM
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    Westie983
    A terrimundi pot, The scuba diving one for £1 coins and the big one for £2 for this £2 savers club challenge.



    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 £900/£1,000 = 90.00%
    £2 Savers Club 2018 #16 Total (£1,500)+-480/£2,000 = 51.00%

    Total £12,022.59/£15,865 = 75.78%

    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
    • claremylove
    • By claremylove 6th Jan 18, 7:46 AM
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    claremylove
    I also have a terramundi pot for my £2 coins which I was given last year, but have resorted to good old jam jars for my other challenges as I didn't get any saving pots for Christmas. Obviously have to make my wants more obvious on my santa list next year
    *Proud to be dealing with my debts*
    £2 saving club 2018 #20 £88 (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
    • claremylove
    • By claremylove 6th Jan 18, 8:05 AM
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    claremylove
    Forgot to add that I got my hands on two more little beauties last night - one plain and one magna carta
    *Proud to be dealing with my debts*
    £2 saving club 2018 #20 £88 (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
    • klbooth
    • By klbooth 6th Jan 18, 8:32 AM
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    klbooth
    I just have a jam jar for now, actually have both £2 and 50ps in the same one at the moment. Will find another tin if/when I get too many to fit
    1P Challenge #13 £265.41/£667.95;£2 Club #30 £50;50p Club #8 £22;20p Club #100 £26;SPC #39 £?;VSPC #15 £492.30;1 Debt Vs 100 Days #1 £3964/£3964 (100%); PAYDOBX 2018 #118 £8912/£10014 (89%);GC Jan £483.58/£450; Feb £390.32/£430; Mar £260.41/£410; Apr £396.17/£410; May £368.57/£400; Jun 305.57/390
    • Gem-gem
    • By Gem-gem 6th Jan 18, 8:49 AM
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    Gem-gem
    A terrimundi pot, The scuba diving one for £1 coins and the big one for £2 for this £2 savers club challenge.



    Westie983
    Originally posted by Westie983
    That looks like an enormous £2 coin pot.
    My one holds £1000.
    What about your pot?
    £2 Savers Club 2018 no 1 - £500 +
    Save £12k in 2018 no. 56 - Jan £2280/£6,000
    • Gem-gem
    • By Gem-gem 6th Jan 18, 8:51 AM
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    Gem-gem
    I also have a terramundi pot for my £2 coins which I was given last year, but have resorted to good old jam jars for my other challenges as I didn't get any saving pots for Christmas. Obviously have to make my wants more obvious on my santa list next year
    Originally posted by claremylove
    With my hubby sometimes I have to be as subtle as a brick. I buy it and give it to him, he then pays for it. I have tried hinting in the shop in front of the item but that doesnít always work.
    £2 Savers Club 2018 no 1 - £500 +
    Save £12k in 2018 no. 56 - Jan £2280/£6,000
    • Gem-gem
    • By Gem-gem 6th Jan 18, 9:00 AM
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    Gem-gem
    I just have a jam jar for now, actually have both £2 and 50ps in the same one at the moment. Will find another tin if/when I get too many to fit
    Originally posted by klbooth
    We keep 5ps in a jam jar.
    We got a free M money box from the Metro bank which we keep our ones and twos in.
    I have a chocolate fund money box that the road kill goes in £55 last year, £95 the previous year ( gave some to charity plus had a nice meal out - there is such a thing as a free dinner!)
    I have an authentic 1990ís china Mrs Potts money box, which I have saved 20ps in but not this year.
    Finally, to go with Mrs Potts I have a Chip money box.
    £2 Savers Club 2018 no 1 - £500 +
    Save £12k in 2018 no. 56 - Jan £2280/£6,000
    • IreneCWP
    • By IreneCWP 6th Jan 18, 11:35 AM
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    IreneCWP
    Got myself another little beauty yesterday - that £12 so far!
    £2 Savers Club 2018 no 7 - £200 Target £74 of £200 so far

    £12K in 2018 - £12000 Target £203.50 of £12000 so far

    £1 a day Xmas 2018 - £400 Target £136.93 of £400 so far
    • XSpender
    • By XSpender 6th Jan 18, 1:25 PM
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    XSpender
    £8 for me so far all saved in a blue and white VW camper ceramic money box.

    All my other coins go in a large multi coloured piggy bank. It is rather ugly and belonged to DH.
    Action Plan Part 1 - Clear First 3 Balances
    Target Debt Lloyds (Me) Part 1 £666.22/£0
    Target Debt Virgin (Me) Part 1 £1176.49/£0
    Target Debt Virgin (Me) Part 2 £1038/£970
    Big black hole of debt - £53,515.15 @ 16.12.17 £52,811.64 @ 28.02.18, £50,638.77 @ 28.03.18, £49,778.78 @ 20.04.18, £46,093.32 @ 18.05.18, £47,401.24 @ 21.06.18
    • Gem-gem
    • By Gem-gem 6th Jan 18, 1:34 PM
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    Gem-gem
    Another £2 coin to go into my pot, thanks to hubby.

    Spent the morning hoovering behind the sofa, lots of skirting boards, behind the beds and in the wardrobes. What an interesting life I lead!
    Last edited by Gem-gem; 06-01-2018 at 1:39 PM.
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    • claremylove
    • By claremylove 6th Jan 18, 1:43 PM
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    claremylove
    I'm cleaning too - haven't found any shrapnel though for my savings pots which is a shame, but getting plenty of exercise whilst spring cleaning!
    *Proud to be dealing with my debts*
    £2 saving club 2018 #20 £88 (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
    • fatrab
    • By fatrab 6th Jan 18, 1:54 PM
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    fatrab
    Hi, I'd like to join the 2018 £2 coin savers club too please.

    I've been saving them year on year for as long as I can remember. Best I think I've had was £298 a few years ago.

    Currently at £10 so far this year

    Cheers!
    You can have results or excuses, but not both - Wannabe debt free by Dec 2022
    June's targets - Be 15st by end of month, 19/30 AFDs
    39 x £2 coins (#32)
    • Gem-gem
    • By Gem-gem 6th Jan 18, 6:48 PM
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    Gem-gem
    Hi, I'd like to join the 2018 £2 coin savers club too please.

    I've been saving them year on year for as long as I can remember. Best I think I've had was £298 a few years ago.

    Currently at £10 so far this year

    Cheers!
    Originally posted by fatrab
    Welcome Fatrab,
    You have been assigned no 32.
    Please do let us know if you find any interesting designs.
    Good luck.
    £2 Savers Club 2018 no 1 - £500 +
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    • Gem-gem
    • By Gem-gem 6th Jan 18, 6:50 PM
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    Gem-gem
    I'm cleaning too - haven't found any shrapnel though for my savings pots which is a shame, but getting plenty of exercise whilst spring cleaning!
    Originally posted by claremylove
    I found 40p in the most unlikely place- under the blind!!!

    Another £2 coin into the pot from hubby, yay!
    £2 Savers Club 2018 no 1 - £500 +
    Save £12k in 2018 no. 56 - Jan £2280/£6,000
    • Westie983
    • By Westie983 6th Jan 18, 7:32 PM
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    Westie983
    My small pot holds £500 in £1 coins and the big one says £3000. so hopefully would be a good holiday when I make it.

    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 £900/£1,000 = 90.00%
    £2 Savers Club 2018 #16 Total (£1,500)+-480/£2,000 = 51.00%

    Total £12,022.59/£15,865 = 75.78%

    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
    • fatrab
    • By fatrab 7th Jan 18, 7:54 AM
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    fatrab
    Welcome Fatrab,
    You have been assigned no 32.
    Please do let us know if you find any interesting designs.
    Good luck.
    Originally posted by Gem-gem

    Thanks


    I've had a look through the pot and one of them is a BRUNEL 2006 Paddington Station coin.


    My pot is a terramundi that I received as a gift from my son a long time ago with "Dad's sports car fund" on it. It doesn't have a plug so I've had to extract the coins from the slot with a knife every year and the slot is now a little worse for wear! We normally use the money for socialising over the Xmas period or extra holiday spending money but I think this time I'm going to keep going until it's full then break it open.


    There's only £8 in it so I suspect my wife has had one for something or other
    You can have results or excuses, but not both - Wannabe debt free by Dec 2022
    June's targets - Be 15st by end of month, 19/30 AFDs
    39 x £2 coins (#32)
    • Gem-gem
    • By Gem-gem 7th Jan 18, 3:05 PM
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    Gem-gem
    Thanks


    I've had a look through the pot and one of them is a BRUNEL 2006 Paddington Station coin.


    My pot is a terramundi that I received as a gift from my son a long time ago with "Dad's sports car fund" on it. It doesn't have a plug so I've had to extract the coins from the slot with a knife every year and the slot is now a little worse for wear! We normally use the money for socialising over the Xmas period or extra holiday spending money but I think this time I'm going to keep going until it's full then break it open.


    There's only £8 in it so I suspect my wife has had one for something or other
    Originally posted by fatrab
    My last pot was also a little worn where I had emptied it with the ruler. But then last summer I accidentally dropped it. So I now have a new shiny one and that is why I want to fill it up before opening it up/ attacking it.
    £2 Savers Club 2018 no 1 - £500 +
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    • Gem-gem
    • By Gem-gem 7th Jan 18, 3:07 PM
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    Gem-gem
    My small pot holds £500 in £1 coins and the big one says £3000. so hopefully would be a good holiday when I make it.

    Westie983
    Originally posted by Westie983
    You could have a rather nice holiday for that money. Start dream Westie.
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    • Chocolatedrinker
    • By Chocolatedrinker 7th Jan 18, 3:09 PM
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    Chocolatedrinker
    I'm up to 48/250 now - very slow going after a quick start.
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