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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
    • #1
    • 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.

    This Forum tip was included in MoneySavingExpert.com's weekly email!
    Last edited by MSE Andrea; 24-01-2018 at 10:01 AM.
    £2 Savers Club 2018 no 1 - £500 +
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    • woodyemm
    • By woodyemm 10th Jan 18, 10:31 AM
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    woodyemm
    Can I join?
    Please add me.I have a saving can that I have to open with a can opener when it is full
    • Ke1968
    • By Ke1968 10th Jan 18, 11:04 AM
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    Ke1968
    Join?
    Can I join in please?
    • MellyWall
    • By MellyWall 10th Jan 18, 11:58 AM
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    MellyWall
    Hi , please could you add me to the £2 savers club? Could you put me in as DottySaver if you need a nickname. Thanks! Mel
    • CMK1
    • By CMK1 10th Jan 18, 12:18 PM
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    CMK1
    Add me plse, i know i have £2 in my purse so i have a start
    • kinkladze
    • By kinkladze 10th Jan 18, 1:05 PM
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    kinkladze
    Can you add me to the list please? This is something I do each year and cash in at different times depending on need.

    Cheers.
    • GordonGed
    • By GordonGed 10th Jan 18, 1:43 PM
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    GordonGed
    This is a great idea! We were given a money saving pot, which, when full of £2 coins, should contain £1,000. After two years we emptied it (nearly full!) and had over £800. This we changed for 1000 Euros, and this travels with us in a separate envelope, marked "Treats". This is to be used for those things that we'd usually consider too expensive, but we would like to buy/try/do.
    We took the money with us on a trip to France and Italy, and we still have most of it left. Not sure if it's an MSE fan thing, or living in Yorkshire, but we are very reluctant to spend it all! Naturally the pot is back in action again. Trouble is, £2 coins seem rather rare.
    • katy_ann
    • By katy_ann 10th Jan 18, 2:19 PM
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    katy_ann
    Another 2 in the pot!
    Officially Debt Free on 10/12/2015 | Married on 02/07/2016
    Mummy to a little prince 25/11/2016

    £2 Savers Club 2018 No.25
    • brizesaver
    • By brizesaver 10th Jan 18, 2:42 PM
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    brizesaver
    I wonder why they're so scarce GordonGed ?

    How many pots and jars are there with them in do you think?
    • james5558
    • By james5558 10th Jan 18, 4:31 PM
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    james5558
    Can I please be added to the joinee list?

    I almost always have a savings pot on the go so this is perfect for me!

    Thank you in advance.
    • ploppy57
    • By ploppy57 10th Jan 18, 5:13 PM
    • 723 Posts
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    ploppy57
    Can I join please. Starting with $4...pound key won't work on my keyboard. Saving for holiday spends.
    DMP March '15 £57,549. Now £44,226. 23% paid. Went SM Feb '18 to get DF sooner.
    Emergency fund #231... £1000.
    Christmas '18 challenge... £22 /£300
    "There's a Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow, Shining at the end of every day"
    • TTeaspoon
    • By TTeaspoon 10th Jan 18, 5:22 PM
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    TTeaspoon
    We have been saving £2 coins for about 10 years. Weíve used them for spending money for 3 holidays to the USA. The last pot we filled was broken on Christmas Eve (this time I dropped it by mistake as it was too heavy) & there was £1084 in it! It had taken us 2 years to save that
    • TTeaspoon
    • By TTeaspoon 10th Jan 18, 5:24 PM
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    TTeaspoon
    Please add me
    • claremylove
    • By claremylove 10th Jan 18, 5:44 PM
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    claremylove
    Another two little gems added after I told the shop assistant that I saved £2 coins. Now up to £24. One is a William Shakespeare one (the comedies I believe)
    *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
    • dustydigger
    • By dustydigger 10th Jan 18, 6:04 PM
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    dustydigger
    We pay a fee of £2 at my family history group and today I nobbled no less than 4 in the kitty

    That makes 11 coins,£22 saved.

    SPC 2018 # 012 -
    £2 Savers 2018 #19 £112 Tesc* Xmas Savers £19.74
    House & Home Fund 2018 - £172 (plus £174 from 2017 = £346)
    SW loss - 3st 3lb AF Mar-May 86 days Jun 25 /24 Books read June 8/10 Prolific £8.61


    • Gem-gem
    • By Gem-gem 10th Jan 18, 6:52 PM
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    Gem-gem
    Welcome again Dr Squeeze. You have been assigned no 32 this year. Good luck with achieving your target.
    Originally posted by Gem-gem
    Hi Dr Squeeze, I am afraid that I need to change your number to no. 33. I had accidentally given the same number to both you and Fatrab.
    So Fatrab is no. 32 and you are no. 33. I am a clot!

    Fatrab and Dr Squeeze please except my apologies for the muddle.
    All sorted on post no 2.
    £2 Savers Club 2018 no 1 - £500 +
    Save £12k in 2018 no. 56 - Jan £2280/£6,000
    • Gem-gem
    • By Gem-gem 10th Jan 18, 6:58 PM
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    Gem-gem
    Can i join please
    Originally posted by Iff92
    Welcome to the challenge, more the merrier. You have been assigned number 34. Good luck.
    £2 Savers Club 2018 no 1 - £500 +
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    • Gem-gem
    • By Gem-gem 10th Jan 18, 7:00 PM
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    Gem-gem
    I'd like to join please.

    I save my £2 coins in a large smarties tube, the kind produced at Christmas, A £2 coin fits just in this tube and a full one is in the region of £100.
    Originally posted by IDProtected
    Welcome IDProtected,
    I never realised that a large smarties tube could hold so many £2 coins. You have been assigned no 35. Good luck.
    £2 Savers Club 2018 no 1 - £500 +
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    • Gem-gem
    • By Gem-gem 10th Jan 18, 7:06 PM
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    Gem-gem
    I wonder why they're so scarce GordonGed ?

    How many pots and jars are there with them in do you think?
    Originally posted by brizesaver
    Yes, and Iíve got a funny feeling that they are about to get even rarer!
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    • Gem-gem
    • By Gem-gem 10th Jan 18, 7:11 PM
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    Gem-gem
    We have been saving £2 coins for about 10 years. We!!!8217;ve used them for spending money for 3 holidays to the USA. The last pot we filled was broken on Christmas Eve (this time I dropped it by mistake as it was too heavy) & there was £1084 in it! It had taken us 2 years to save that
    Originally posted by TTeaspoon
    Wow £1084, you are going to give our super £2 saver Westie a run for his/her money.
    £2 Savers Club 2018 no 1 - £500 +
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    • Gem-gem
    • By Gem-gem 10th Jan 18, 7:15 PM
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    Gem-gem
    This is a great idea! We were given a money saving pot, which, when full of £2 coins, should contain £1,000. After two years we emptied it (nearly full!) and had over £800. This we changed for 1000 Euros, and this travels with us in a separate envelope, marked "Treats". This is to be used for those things that we'd usually consider too expensive, but we would like to buy/try/do.
    We took the money with us on a trip to France and Italy, and we still have most of it left. Not sure if it's an MSE fan thing, or living in Yorkshire, but we are very reluctant to spend it all! Naturally the pot is back in action again. Trouble is, £2 coins seem rather rare.
    Originally posted by GordonGed
    I last swapped mine up for Canadian dollars, but unlike you I didnít save it for treats and I didnít come back with any.
    £2 Savers Club 2018 no 1 - £500 +
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