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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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    • FrankieM
    • By FrankieM 9th Aug 18, 6:32 AM
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    FrankieM
    I've added my paypal money in...an extra £20.49, which brings me to

    £57.69/£310

    I also did a factory reset on my netbook yesterday so I'm hoping that speeds it up a bit and gives me more time before I have to replace it.

    It seems okay so far, but I'll give it a go on some survey sites this evening and see where we go
    Pay off Debt by Christmas 2018 #59
    £13,406.26/ £6253.64
    Frugal Living Challenge 2018
    • Kantankrus Mare
    • By Kantankrus Mare 9th Aug 18, 9:53 AM
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    Kantankrus Mare
    Good morning all.

    Hope everyone is doing ok?

    Hope you're ok Aesop and life is getting sorted for you.

    Does anyone else find making money on line gets in the way of real life sometimes? I'm on a day off and have a multitude of things I should be doing around the house, shopping, visiting allotment etc ,etc and what am I doing? Sat here in front of the telly just clicking away probably for pennies. Its a habit I cant seem to break and feel I "have" to do it to get my freebies I like off amazon or more money in the overpaying mortgage pot. I know I dont "have" to do it but its become second nature to me. Doing just two extra shifts a month would probably earn me far more than I can earn online. What are your thoughts?

    Anyway........my prolific has just cleared in my bank £20.47 and tips for yesterday were £4.75.

    I am now going to get on with some real life stuff. Honest!!
    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
    • SSDD23
    • By SSDD23 9th Aug 18, 10:07 AM
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    SSDD23
    £5.50 cashed out from survey sites so £24.46/£50.00
    • ziggy2407
    • By ziggy2407 9th Aug 18, 10:12 AM
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    ziggy2407
    Morning all

    Thank you to everyone who is keeping the thread going, it has been one of my best discoveries on MSE, you guys are really inspiring. Not a great deal to report but love popping by to get more ideas.

    Sunsavers - £5

    Have a great day!

    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
    • shariann
    • By shariann 9th Aug 18, 1:06 PM
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    shariann
    Afternoon everyone

    I have been to the doctors this morning and confirmed I have sciatica. She gave me some stronger painkillers and recommended gentle exercise. I feel better now I know what it is but am in quite a bit of pain when I walk at the moment. Taken first lot of painkillers so hopefully it will ease off a bit.

    Will google yoga as you suggested KM. My friend from work swears by it but it isn!!!8217;t something I have ever tried so now might be the time.

    I have also been investigating the cost of swimming at the local pool as I have always enjoyed swimming and really need to do some exercise, even before the pain in the butt! They have a swim membership for £22 a month which is cheaper than individual visits if you go at least 4 times in a month. I just want to check that it can be cancelled at any time and then I think I will go for it.
    £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 9th Aug 18, 7:24 PM
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    Kantankrus Mare
    Here you go Shariann

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G5h0jkoBFbI

    This lady is really good on you tube and there are loads of other exercises on you tube for sciatica.

    Have you ever had a good massage? That could also help. I used to suffer with lower back pain and still do occasionally if I overdo it. I have regular massages......once every 5/6 weeks and it has helped enormously. Swapped my treatment which I have had today for reflexology as my feet were feeling it after being on them during the heat wave. Pure bliss.

    Nipped into sainsburys on the way home and used a voucher.

    £12 off £60 spend.
    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
    • Nicki_Sue
    • By Nicki_Sue 10th Aug 18, 4:36 AM
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    Nicki_Sue
    Morning all, a quick update.
    An extra £55 in the pot from some ad hoc work. On top of that, we received the details through the post of the husband's healthcare cash plan yesterday. I didn't realise his new position came with one! It is funded by his employer and looking through the info we can claim cashback on things we'll actually use (for him and the kids). For example, £80 year on dental appointments, £80 on optical (he wears glasses, needs a check-up and new lenses I suspect). All sorts of bits and pieces but a win for us. It could save us at least £180 in regular appointemts/check-ups but potentially more.

    Oh, and another £5 added as they gave him a £5 lunch voucher for the (pretty high-end) sandwich/meal van that comes around. Everyone gets one every month that there are no accidents/their health and safety record is clean. It's been over four years and they are still giving out vouchers. No pack-up needed on Monday so I'm saving that.

    Now to complete some more work before my house is invaded for a playdate at 8.30am!
    10 YEARS ON MSE!

    SEPTEMBER £10 A DAY: £0/£300
    • FrankieM
    • By FrankieM 10th Aug 18, 6:37 AM
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    FrankieM
    I've had my extra money from DS come through and I've been paid from my Saturday job.

    kantankrusmare I was going to stop working on the weekend completely but I can earn my monthly money in 3 shifts, so I've started doing 2 shifts a month.
    I think I've got to look at the time element in relation to the money earned and clicks and surveys etc feel like hard work to me. I do try but lose the will very quickly!


    Anyway, I'm now on £174.34/£310
    Pay off Debt by Christmas 2018 #59
    £13,406.26/ £6253.64
    Frugal Living Challenge 2018
    • SSDD23
    • By SSDD23 10th Aug 18, 3:15 PM
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    SSDD23
    £6.10 cashed out from survey sites so £30.56/£50.00
    • Farmers-wife
    • By Farmers-wife 10th Aug 18, 10:01 PM
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    Farmers-wife
    Have spent the past couple of days at the seaside with my two little girls, no more parking fines this time, thankfully.

    Doing rather well on the earning front, I've managed to cash-out on quite a few sites:
    £15.00 - Survey Bods
    £5.00 - VYPR
    £6.76 - Prolific
    £1.11 - Qmee
    .98p - TopCashBack

    So a total of £28.85.
    • carbootcrazy
    • By carbootcrazy 11th Aug 18, 1:28 PM
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    carbootcrazy
    Nipped into sainsburys on the way home and used a voucher.

    £12 off £60 spend.
    Originally posted by Kantankrus Mare
    Well done, KM, to you and shariann for doing such a sterling job of running the thread. I'm so impressed

    Sorry I haven't been around much, not been very well. Feeling a little bit more like my 'old' self this afternoon (if that can be considered a 'plus'). Trying to have an online catch-up.


    Just wanted to ask where all these Sainsbury big money off coupons/codes are coming from that you seem to be getting a lot of, KC. When Sainsbury's were touting for online business in our villages last year they bombarded me with great offers like that but once I became a reasonably regular shopper they totally stopped. Haven't received anything from them for about 6 months, either by post or online.


    Well done to all money makers this month so far. Needless to say I've made zilch but I've hardly spent anything either so I shouldn't grumble. Haven't cooked any food for days (seems like weeks), goodness knows what OH has been eating, his kitchen skills are on the same level as a toddler. I didn't smell any burning so I expect he's been existing on Pot Noodles and tinned sardines
    Original Debt: £56804 (@02/13). Now: £9048. Almost sub £9000 at long last.
    • neilix
    • By neilix 11th Aug 18, 1:48 PM
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    I know it's a bit late in the month to be starting out but I've been following this thread for a while and thought I'd finally pop my head in and join the action.

    Since it's my first time I'm just going to set a target of £60 for the rest of the month. Wish me luck
    • Kantankrus Mare
    • By Kantankrus Mare 11th Aug 18, 5:28 PM
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    Kantankrus Mare
    Welcome neilix Doesnt matter when you join........always welcome here. Will add you to list.

    CBC......I think the trick to getting money off coupons from supermarkets is to stop using them when you have no vouchers to use.

    I dont always use all the vouchers they send me and when I dont have one.......I'm back to Lidl. Sometimes I go months without any but having used my last one this week just gone.......I have received 6 more for the next 6 weeks!! Combination of £9 off £60 spend and £12 off £60 spend. I try to be savvy and just spend that amount but I invariably go over.

    Tips from yesterday......£4.50

    Payout from swagbucks.....£10 amazon

    Guess what I ordered? Yes bog rolls. Seeing as paypal doesnt want to make my life easy, I am back to stocking up on non perishables.
    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 11th Aug 18, 8:15 PM
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    Here you go Shariann

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G5h0jkoBFbI

    This lady is really good on you tube and there are loads of other exercises on you tube for sciatica.

    Have you ever had a good massage? That could also help. I used to suffer with lower back pain and still do occasionally if I overdo it. I have regular massages......once every 5/6 weeks and it has helped enormously. Swapped my treatment which I have had today for reflexology as my feet were feeling it after being on them during the heat wave. Pure bliss.

    Nipped into sainsburys on the way home and used a voucher.

    £12 off £60 spend.
    Originally posted by Kantankrus Mare
    Thanks for the link KM. I have had a look and it seems doable, now I just need to do it! I know it probably sounds like an excuse but there is not a lot of floor space here despite it being quite a big house and most of it is laminate flooring. Still I am sure I can find a space and give it a go. I have been a lot more comfortable today and only needed one lot of painkillers but I know some stretching would be good for me.

    I did try to sign up for the swim membership but there was a problem with the website so will have to try again this evening.
    £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 11th Aug 18, 8:22 PM
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    I haven!!!8217;t had a massage for a while but I do have a pamper voucher which my brother bought me for my birthday so I could use it for that. Good idea!
    £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 11th Aug 18, 8:25 PM
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    shariann
    I've had my extra money from DS come through and I've been paid from my Saturday job.

    kantankrusmare I was going to stop working on the weekend completely but I can earn my monthly money in 3 shifts, so I've started doing 2 shifts a month.
    I think I've got to look at the time element in relation to the money earned and clicks and surveys etc feel like hard work to me. I do try but lose the will very quickly!


    Anyway, I'm now on £174.34/£310
    Originally posted by FrankieM
    Well done on your total. I know what you mean about the surveys. They can be very monotonous and time consuming for not much reward. The bonus of course is that they can be done at home while watching TV
    £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 11th Aug 18, 8:28 PM
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    £6.10 cashed out from survey sites so £30.56/£50.00
    Originally posted by SSDD23
    Have spent the past couple of days at the seaside with my two little girls, no more parking fines this time, thankfully.

    Doing rather well on the earning front, I've managed to cash-out on quite a few sites:
    £15.00 - Survey Bods
    £5.00 - VYPR
    £6.76 - Prolific
    £1.11 - Qmee
    .98p - TopCashBack

    So a total of £28.85.
    Originally posted by Farmers-wife
    Well done both of you
    £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 11th Aug 18, 8:31 PM
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    shariann
    Well done, KM, to you and shariann for doing such a sterling job of running the thread. I'm so impressed

    Sorry I haven't been around much, not been very well. Feeling a little bit more like my 'old' self this afternoon (if that can be considered a 'plus'). Trying to have an online catch-up.


    Just wanted to ask where all these Sainsbury big money off coupons/codes are coming from that you seem to be getting a lot of, KC. When Sainsbury's were touting for online business in our villages last year they bombarded me with great offers like that but once I became a reasonably regular shopper they totally stopped. Haven't received anything from them for about 6 months, either by post or online.


    Well done to all money makers this month so far. Needless to say I've made zilch but I've hardly spent anything either so I shouldn't grumble. Haven't cooked any food for days (seems like weeks), goodness knows what OH has been eating, his kitchen skills are on the same level as a toddler. I didn't smell any burning so I expect he's been existing on Pot Noodles and tinned sardines
    Originally posted by carbootcrazy
    Good to see you CBC Sorry to hear you have been under the weather. Hope you are fighting fit in no time. How is the decluttering going? Did you get your rewiring sorted?
    £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 11th Aug 18, 8:33 PM
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    I know it's a bit late in the month to be starting out but I've been following this thread for a while and thought I'd finally pop my head in and join the action.

    Since it's my first time I'm just going to set a target of £60 for the rest of the month. Wish me luck
    Originally posted by neilix
    Welcome to the thread and good luck with the challenge. I promise to post some more money making ideas soon!
    £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 11th Aug 18, 8:51 PM
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    Kantankrus Mare
    What happened to Prolific?

    Just logged in and its all change. Not sure I like it.
    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
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