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    • shariann
    • By shariann 29th Jul 18, 10:03 PM
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    Make up to £10 a day in August 2018 - Everyone welcome
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    • 29th Jul 18, 10:03 PM
    Make up to £10 a day in August 2018 - Everyone welcome 29th Jul 18 at 10:03 PM
    Hello and welcome everybody

    This is the 132nd month of this challenge, which was first started by Batgirl, in September 2007. Here is a link to the original thread as I am sure some of you are interested to read where it all began.

    https://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=542835

    Thanks to Batgirl for starting it and for everyone who has kept it going for nearly 11 years! I would especially like to thank Aesop who has run the thread for the last few years

    Quite a few of the regulars have taken a break recently so we would be really pleased to see some new faces and of course we would love to hear from any of our old posters even if it is just to say hello

    It is only natural for the thread to evolve and change in a different direction and for new ideas to be explored.

    The same with the challengers in this thread. Some become debt free, mortgage free, life takes a new path, new challenges, etc.

    It is definitely worth joining, reading and joining in. It has helped so many people over the years and it has been amazing.

    People will be missed and are alway missed when they stop posting. You are forever in our hearts and on this challenge.

    This is my first month posting the new thread so please bear with me.
    Kantankrus Mare will be posting the list of challengers this month. We hope to make the running of the thread a collaborative effort so it doesnít become too much work for anyone so please help out if you can.

    This challenge was recently renamed as people seemed to be put off thinking they HAVE TO make £10 a day.

    You don't.

    The original purpose of this challenge was to help people to try and make an extra £10 a day on top of their normal income to help things along. Ie paying off debt, making savings, paying for holidays, overpaying mortgages etc.

    That is exactly what this challenge is about, attempting to make extra income on top of your normal income to help you wherever you need it.

    People start the challenge by setting a goal of £1 a day. Then when they find they are smashing this regularly, they up it to £5 a day. Some of us gluttons for punishment go for £10 a day. It really is entirely upto you. We only ask you to post what your goal is to help you keep motivated. Some days you make more and some days you make less, but aim for extra at the end of the month.

    The idea is that everyone posts how they are making extra money and these shared ideas help all of us to learn new ways to help cut debt or earn/save money.

    What cannot be added:
    Wages from your main job

    What can be added:
    Overtime
    Income from a second job
    Daily clicks
    Interest
    Vouchers
    Mystery shopping
    And much, much more.

    This board can move pretty quickly, so be sure to subscribe and read it regularly.

    So who wants to join us?

    Join this challenge and let's make those bank accounts fat, mortgages paid off, holidays paid off, savings account grow fatter, debts paid off and much much more!!!
    £10 a day October - £137.32/£310
    2014 £110.92 2015 £3732.30 2016 £1633.66 2017 £2991.70
    2018 Jan £604.94 Feb £264.01 March £360.26April £282.29May £329.59 June £84.34July £253.30August £234.82September £108.62
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    • atti
    • By atti 4th Aug 18, 9:21 AM
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    Finally got round to cancelling some direct debits so that's £10.76 saved this month. The were all for little amounts so I kept saying I'd do it later because it wasn't like it was that much which is we all know is a load of old codswallop!
    September £10 a day: £123.76/£300(YTD £186.15) DFBXmas18 #100: £0/£2450
    2016+2017 Challenges helped me make/save £2532.71 and clear £5531.85 of debt
    • shariann
    • By shariann 4th Aug 18, 9:50 AM
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    Finally got round to cancelling some direct debits so that's £10.76 saved this month. The were all for little amounts so I kept saying I'd do it later because it wasn't like it was that much which is we all know is a load of old codswallop!
    Originally posted by atti
    I think we are all guilty of this atti. Well done for dealing with it and putting some extra money in your pocket
    £10 a day October - £137.32/£310
    2014 £110.92 2015 £3732.30 2016 £1633.66 2017 £2991.70
    2018 Jan £604.94 Feb £264.01 March £360.26April £282.29May £329.59 June £84.34July £253.30August £234.82September £108.62
    • shariann
    • By shariann 4th Aug 18, 9:57 AM
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    £10 Club*ard vouchers from Mr T - i'm going to use them for groceries and pay £10 off a card

    That's £22.98 of my £31 target which has more or less fallen into my lap, but I'm going to have to get more creative to keep it up (I've got £7.37 on the way from Zapper and about £19 worth of goods being checked at Ziffit, or the other way round, then that's the easy pickings over and up to me to find other ways of raising a bit extra!)
    Originally posted by Hopeless Case
    Thatís a great start and looks like you will smash your target I will put up another ideas post in a bit and I am sure other challengers will have some creative ideas to keep you going.
    £10 a day October - £137.32/£310
    2014 £110.92 2015 £3732.30 2016 £1633.66 2017 £2991.70
    2018 Jan £604.94 Feb £264.01 March £360.26April £282.29May £329.59 June £84.34July £253.30August £234.82September £108.62
    • shariann
    • By shariann 4th Aug 18, 12:19 PM
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    I used a £30 gift card yesterday which came from TopCashback through Zeek and I took back two items last week for £20 refund so £50 to add taking me to £55.24. I am now transferring any money made to a separate account and using this to pay extra off credit cards. I was finding that before I started doing this the money would just disappear.
    £10 a day October - £137.32/£310
    2014 £110.92 2015 £3732.30 2016 £1633.66 2017 £2991.70
    2018 Jan £604.94 Feb £264.01 March £360.26April £282.29May £329.59 June £84.34July £253.30August £234.82September £108.62
    • shariann
    • By shariann 4th Aug 18, 12:23 PM
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    I also received a cheque this morning from the tax man which was a refund for my brother. Although the cheque is made out to me I will transfer the money to my parents when it clears so not counting it but still it was nice to get something from the tax man and it was over £500 so will be useful for my Mum and Dad
    £10 a day October - £137.32/£310
    2014 £110.92 2015 £3732.30 2016 £1633.66 2017 £2991.70
    2018 Jan £604.94 Feb £264.01 March £360.26April £282.29May £329.59 June £84.34July £253.30August £234.82September £108.62
    • shariann
    • By shariann 4th Aug 18, 5:49 PM
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    Cashback
    These days most people shop online at least occasionally so you may as well earn cashback for doing it!

    If you donít already have accounts with Quidco and TopCashback you can join up through the referral board on mse below

    https://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/forumdisplay.php?f=42

    These are the two biggest and best knowing cashback sites and tend to give the highest amounts. It is worth having accounts with both of them as they both have offers and some different merchants. It is worth remembering that cashback is not guaranteed and sometimes takes a long time to be paid.

    Quidco and topcashback toolbar notifiers - a must have for those who forget to check for cashback when browsing online before buying.

    http://www.quidco.com/cashback-reminder

    http://www.topcashback.co.uk/cashback-notifier

    MSE has a page explaining cashback sites below

    https://www.moneysavingexpert.com/shopping/cashback-websites/

    Apart from the above there are other cashback sites although not as many as there used to be. Two other sites I can think of that offer cashback are Cashbackearners and Swagbucks. As there are other aspects to these sites I will do separate posts on them.

    Finally, some high street banks offer cashback when using your credit or debit card. I know that Santanderand Barclays do this and Halifax definitely used to. There may be others so it is worth checking.
    £10 a day October - £137.32/£310
    2014 £110.92 2015 £3732.30 2016 £1633.66 2017 £2991.70
    2018 Jan £604.94 Feb £264.01 March £360.26April £282.29May £329.59 June £84.34July £253.30August £234.82September £108.62
    • Kantankrus Mare
    • By Kantankrus Mare 4th Aug 18, 9:07 PM
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    Well I'm stuck. My $30 payment from instagc still didnt show up in paypal. Queried it with insta who said I would need to take it up with paypal. Queried it with paypal who said I needed to get insta to contact them which I cant see them doing. There is no problem with my paypal account accepting payments.
    So annoying
    Make £10 a day challenge 2018 Jan/£163.14/Feb £116.10/March £5,060.77/April £160.28/May £124.83/Jun £236.71/July £183.73/Aug £251.84/Sep £366.48/Oct £83.98
    Walk 2000 miles in 2017....1780.35 miles
    Walk 2018 miles in 2018...1429.56 miles
    Mortgage...£47,070£46,092£45,626.£44,182,£43,721
    • shariann
    • By shariann 4th Aug 18, 10:22 PM
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    How annoying. Do they have a Facebook page? I know Aesop always recommends posting problems on Facebook as they are then public and companies are usually quicker to sort them out.
    £10 a day October - £137.32/£310
    2014 £110.92 2015 £3732.30 2016 £1633.66 2017 £2991.70
    2018 Jan £604.94 Feb £264.01 March £360.26April £282.29May £329.59 June £84.34July £253.30August £234.82September £108.62
    • Kantankrus Mare
    • By Kantankrus Mare 5th Aug 18, 6:27 AM
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    Will have a look. Good idea Shariann.
    Make £10 a day challenge 2018 Jan/£163.14/Feb £116.10/March £5,060.77/April £160.28/May £124.83/Jun £236.71/July £183.73/Aug £251.84/Sep £366.48/Oct £83.98
    Walk 2000 miles in 2017....1780.35 miles
    Walk 2018 miles in 2018...1429.56 miles
    Mortgage...£47,070£46,092£45,626.£44,182,£43,721
    • sunshine81
    • By sunshine81 5th Aug 18, 7:18 AM
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    Another sale on eBay and waiting for my Prolific cashout but then I'll be on £133.43, happy with that.
    • FrankieM
    • By FrankieM 5th Aug 18, 7:33 AM
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    I've sold a dress on ebay. I'm surprised cause I hadn't expected anything to happen there.

    I'll add it once fees and postage are accounted for cause no idea what that's going to cost.
    Pay off Debt by Christmas 2018 #59
    £13,406.26/ £6253.64
    Frugal Living Challenge 2018
    • Kantankrus Mare
    • By Kantankrus Mare 5th Aug 18, 6:19 PM
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    Well I'm stuck. My $30 payment from instagc still didnt show up in paypal. Queried it with insta who said I would need to take it up with paypal. Queried it with paypal who said I needed to get insta to contact them which I cant see them doing. There is no problem with my paypal account accepting payments.
    So annoying
    Originally posted by Kantankrus Mare
    So an update:

    Put a polite post on facebook and didnt expect anything to happen today but they have contatcted me and refunded me my points. No explanation though so not sure why it didnt work.

    Looks like I am back to cashing out to amazon. Oh well, there is always something on there I need.

    £20 amazon (instagc)
    £7.15 tips
    Make £10 a day challenge 2018 Jan/£163.14/Feb £116.10/March £5,060.77/April £160.28/May £124.83/Jun £236.71/July £183.73/Aug £251.84/Sep £366.48/Oct £83.98
    Walk 2000 miles in 2017....1780.35 miles
    Walk 2018 miles in 2018...1429.56 miles
    Mortgage...£47,070£46,092£45,626.£44,182,£43,721
    • shariann
    • By shariann 5th Aug 18, 6:49 PM
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    Glad you got it sorted KM xx
    £10 a day October - £137.32/£310
    2014 £110.92 2015 £3732.30 2016 £1633.66 2017 £2991.70
    2018 Jan £604.94 Feb £264.01 March £360.26April £282.29May £329.59 June £84.34July £253.30August £234.82September £108.62
    • carbootcrazy
    • By carbootcrazy 6th Aug 18, 8:34 AM
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    carbootcrazy
    So an update:

    Put a polite post on facebook and didnt expect anything to happen today but they have contatcted me and refunded me my points. No explanation though so not sure why it didnt work.

    Looks like I am back to cashing out to amazon. Oh well, there is always something on there I need.

    £20 amazon (instagc)
    £7.15 tips
    Originally posted by Kantankrus Mare
    Congrats on getting it sorted, KM, and well done to shariann for the advice to post about it on Facebook. I know Aesop, as shariann said, is a big advocate of taking that route when other things fail. Usually does the trick.


    I bemoan the fact that Shop and Scan don't offer a Paypal or BACS option as I usually have to cash out via Amazon vouchers. I don't use and am not interested in any of the other shops/eateries that are on offer. Seems a bit silly getting Amazon vouchers though as I end up buying stuff I don't need just to 'use them up'. Not helping my decluttering/minimalist drive is it? After your experience with Paypal and other things I've read from others having problems maybe it's no bad thing that I can't use Paypal for Shop and Scan redemptions after all


    Have a good and profitable week, everyone
    Original Debt: £56804 (@02/13). Now: £9048. Almost sub £9000 at long last.
    • Hopeless Case
    • By Hopeless Case 6th Aug 18, 8:35 AM
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    Email from Ziffit, the have accepted most of the books/dvds so £18.99 to come from them at some point as well as £7.37 from Zapper

    At some point some of my TopCashBack claims might succeed too, I think it was a problem with my adblocker and the majority of stuff hasnt tracked back to May, I have 6 claims in worth nearly £40 if they ever track

    And I need to think where else to get an extra penny or 2.....
    Sept GC £90.29/£240 Oct £193.85/ £200
    NSD target: Aug 21/20, Sept 14/14 Oct 9/20
    Sept Bring Your Lunch to Work Target
    11/13 Oct 9/20
    £1 a day: Aug £60.88/£31
    Sept £32.42/£30 Oct £6.72/£31
    Tesco CC Aug 18 £10,151.56 £10050.56 0% 30mnths, First Direct CC Aug 18 £4321.80 £3980 0% til Feb 20
    • Farmers-wife
    • By Farmers-wife 6th Aug 18, 9:09 AM
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    Hi everyone - I know I'm late, but I really need to join.

    I need to makes £60 before the end of the month as I got a parking ticket for overstaying my welcome by 22 stupid minutes (insert petulant child emoji).

    I think this means I have to make £2.50 each day to be car park neutral.
    • shariann
    • By shariann 6th Aug 18, 9:47 AM
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    Welcome to the thread farmers-wife. Bad luck on the parking ticket though. Hope you make that back and enough extra to give yourself a treat too xx
    £10 a day October - £137.32/£310
    2014 £110.92 2015 £3732.30 2016 £1633.66 2017 £2991.70
    2018 Jan £604.94 Feb £264.01 March £360.26April £282.29May £329.59 June £84.34July £253.30August £234.82September £108.62
    • ziggy2407
    • By ziggy2407 6th Aug 18, 12:28 PM
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    Just a little update

    £5 - swagbucks
    Make £5 per day Jan - June 18: £818.96/£905.00 Make £5 per day July 18: £24.63/£155 Make £5 per day Aug: £122.68/£155 Make £5 per day Sept: £442.99/£150 Make £5 per day Oct: £74.92/£155
    • Nicki_Sue
    • By Nicki_Sue 7th Aug 18, 5:03 AM
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    Slow starting here. Not far off £10 cashout on Shoppix and £3 Receipt Hog (not sure I'll bother with RH after that), my BT contract ends in a couple of weeks so I'll be rejigging my contract and waiting to hear on 2 x £100 from Nationwide for recommending people who wanted to switch their accounts over. Plenty in the pipeline but nothing in the bank as yet.

    In other news, some might remember from last month that the husband moved from weekly to monthly salary, and a better salary (but more important better job satisfaction). It's been a bit of a juggle to say the least but we're getting there. All will be grand when he's paid on the 20th (I'm self-employed so have some client invoices coming in as and when and some for the 10th each month) and we're going to switch to cash envelopes for a while.

    The plan is to withdraw cash for food, fuel, fun and misc (i.e. uniform etc). Who else has or does use a cash envelope system?
    10 YEARS ON MSE!

    SEPTEMBER £10 A DAY: £0/£300
    • FrankieM
    • By FrankieM 7th Aug 18, 6:30 AM
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    I found some Tesco and Sainsbury vouchers over the weekend, so I've moved that money over and I'll use the vouchers as and when.

    It brings my total up to £37.45/£310

    I'll be posting my ebay sale off today and trying to find out what my ebay fees will be so I can take that off my total. I'm sure I paid them early last time...

    I've gone onto swagbucks and got my 18 bonus points for the month lolol. I need another 300 to get a paypal voucher so I'm going to see what I can do there.

    I'm also finding that I'm not doing much with the surveys that come into my email inbox from different sites, so I really need to work on that
    Pay off Debt by Christmas 2018 #59
    £13,406.26/ £6253.64
    Frugal Living Challenge 2018
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