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    • kdalwayskint
    • By kdalwayskint 28th Dec 18, 11:31 PM
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    kdalwayskint
    Saving for Christmas 2019 - £1 a day challenge
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    • 28th Dec 18, 11:31 PM
    Saving for Christmas 2019 - £1 a day challenge 28th Dec 18 at 11:31 PM
    Getting ready for Christmas 2019 - save £1 a day challenge

    I know a few of us have enjoyed doing this challenge over the years so I thought I'd host it this year, please let me know if someone else has already started, if not here we go

    The Aim: To save a £1 a day from 1st December 2018 to 30th November 2019. 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 2019 and declare total amounts saved.

    Then it's spend, spend, spend for Christmas 2019 on whatever you like.

    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.

    Please note, I have copied some of last year's information for the beginning of this thread
    Last edited by kdalwayskint; 28-12-2018 at 11:57 PM.
    Saving for Christmas 2019 ~ £114/£365
    Getting married 24/05/19
    Car Fund £908.60/£5000
    DFW Nerd #1155
    LBM 25/2/09 Debt at highest £8,037.35 now £0
    Credit Card £1680/£2500
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    • Nic880
    • By Nic880 31st Dec 18, 8:06 AM
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    Nic880
    Hello!
    Please can I join? Target of £340 and have a whole £8 saved
    • Miss D Meanour
    • By Miss D Meanour 31st Dec 18, 9:49 AM
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    Miss D Meanour
    Hi there

    I'd love to join again this year - I've saved my December money, so currently standing at £31 / £365.

    Thanks a mill for hosting it this year!
    Miss DM
    LBM- June 2009 - 15 year plan started, Dec 2018 - time to review & refocus
    SPC12 #33 .... Xmas 2019 - #15 £31 / £365 ... PAYDBX 2019 #23: £0 / £3,400
    MFW2019 #2: £777.81 / £8,000 ... MFiT-T5 start £95,352.52 - target £40k

    No matter how far you go, you always take yourself with you
    • ploppy57
    • By ploppy57 31st Dec 18, 11:04 AM
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    ploppy57
    Just popping in to say I have opened an online savings account....I have several of these set up, all with different names and have transferred £30 into it to start the Christmas savings off.
    EF #231 £300/£1000. SPC#110
    Christmas '19 #5 £30/£365.
    Mortgage Overpayments for 2019 so far, £14

    "There's a Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow, Shining at the end of every day"
    • Bounty123
    • By Bounty123 31st Dec 18, 11:40 AM
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    Bounty123
    Hi,
    Can I join please? I have got a jar ready! Only £2 to add in so far but my hopes are high.
    Bounty
    SPC 12 No:113
    2019 MFW No:23
    £1 a day for Christmas No:16
    • kdalwayskint
    • By kdalwayskint 31st Dec 18, 3:43 PM
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    kdalwayskint
    Hi

    I have added everyone to the members list

    Hope everyone is keeping well
    Saving for Christmas 2019 ~ £114/£365
    Getting married 24/05/19
    Car Fund £908.60/£5000
    DFW Nerd #1155
    LBM 25/2/09 Debt at highest £8,037.35 now £0
    Credit Card £1680/£2500
    • ploppy57
    • By ploppy57 1st Jan 19, 10:58 AM
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    ploppy57
    Hi

    I have added everyone to the members list

    Hope everyone is keeping well
    Originally posted by kdalwayskint

    you seem to have added me twice and given me 2 numbers.....lol
    EF #231 £300/£1000. SPC#110
    Christmas '19 #5 £30/£365.
    Mortgage Overpayments for 2019 so far, £14

    "There's a Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow, Shining at the end of every day"
    • kdalwayskint
    • By kdalwayskint 1st Jan 19, 7:11 PM
    • 624 Posts
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    kdalwayskint
    you seem to have added me twice and given me 2 numbers.....lol
    Originally posted by ploppy57
    Oh lol, I'll take one off
    Saving for Christmas 2019 ~ £114/£365
    Getting married 24/05/19
    Car Fund £908.60/£5000
    DFW Nerd #1155
    LBM 25/2/09 Debt at highest £8,037.35 now £0
    Credit Card £1680/£2500
    • Thatfrenchbird
    • By Thatfrenchbird 2nd Jan 19, 8:10 PM
    • 3 Posts
    • 15 Thanks
    Thatfrenchbird
    Hi there,

    Can you please add me to this challenge?

    Aiming for £365

    Thanks
    • CavendishWobble
    • By CavendishWobble 3rd Jan 19, 5:13 PM
    • 60 Posts
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    CavendishWobble
    Hello!

    Did this last year! Put me down for £730 for £2 a day

    Thanks
    Save £12k in 2019 = £1544.13/£15,000 (10.3%) #92
    Virtual Sealed Pot = £133.01/£200 #11
    £1 a Day Challenge = £730.18/£730

    Starting: Jan'17: £33,729: Jan'18: £50,918
    Save £12k in 2018 = £17,189.12/£15,000 (115%) #36
    • apricity
    • By apricity 4th Jan 19, 9:32 PM
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    apricity
    Hello , may i join please?
    Wanting to get better at being more financially independent


    I'm not able to save daily but I will be putting some money away monthly until the wedding is saved for and mostly paid off.

    then after I am hoping to put £100 away each month for christmas until I reach £400.00

    I only have £11.11 saved so far.
    Xmas £0.00 / £350
    New Home: £50.01/£10,000 (£9,950 left)
    • kdalwayskint
    • By kdalwayskint 4th Jan 19, 10:06 PM
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    kdalwayskint
    Added you to the list
    Saving for Christmas 2019 ~ £114/£365
    Getting married 24/05/19
    Car Fund £908.60/£5000
    DFW Nerd #1155
    LBM 25/2/09 Debt at highest £8,037.35 now £0
    Credit Card £1680/£2500
    • triple choc chip
    • By triple choc chip 10th Jan 19, 12:22 AM
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    triple choc chip
    Quick update:
    #6 £108/£730
    Debt Free since 6.8.13
    New home 12 5 rooms to decorate
    Saving for Xmas 2019 #6 £274/£730. 37.5%
    Emergency fund £1.1k Next car fund £2.4k
    It turns out the answer to my problems wasnít at the bottom of this tub of icecream, but the important thing is that I tried...
    • kdalwayskint
    • By kdalwayskint 12th Jan 19, 8:41 PM
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    kdalwayskint
    Quick update:
    #6 £108/£730
    Originally posted by triple choc chip
    I've updated your total
    Saving for Christmas 2019 ~ £114/£365
    Getting married 24/05/19
    Car Fund £908.60/£5000
    DFW Nerd #1155
    LBM 25/2/09 Debt at highest £8,037.35 now £0
    Credit Card £1680/£2500
    • triple choc chip
    • By triple choc chip 14th Jan 19, 6:33 PM
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    triple choc chip
    Another addition from me, courtesy of M&S still loading my gift voucher monthly following a bank switch and a mega points haul at Boots
    #6 £118/£730
    Debt Free since 6.8.13
    New home 12 5 rooms to decorate
    Saving for Xmas 2019 #6 £274/£730. 37.5%
    Emergency fund £1.1k Next car fund £2.4k
    It turns out the answer to my problems wasnít at the bottom of this tub of icecream, but the important thing is that I tried...
    • Westie983
    • By Westie983 21st Jan 19, 5:50 PM
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    Westie983
    Thanks for running this thread - I would have offered but I'm already managing two, but happy to be an admin on this one like I was last year.

    Sad that we didn't see Ellie return, I hope all is well.

    Can I join for this year, as this is the challenge that allows me to cover presents each year. £365 saved in Amazon vouchers (from Quidco/TCB/Gift Cards)

    Westie983
    Last edited by Westie983; 21-01-2019 at 5:55 PM.
    Save 12k in 2019 #42 Total (£16000)+£250/£12000 = 2.08%
    Sealed Pot Challenge ~ 12 #97 Total (£450)+£1/£500 = 0.20% ( x 11)
    Xmas 2019 £1 a Day #20 Total (£165)+£0/£365 = 0.00%
    Virtual Sealed Pot #1 Total (£1300)+£50/£1000 = 5.00%
    £2 Savers Club 2018 #16 Total (£1030)+£0/£2000 = 0.0%

    Total £301.00/£15865 = 1.89%
    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
    • kdalwayskint
    • By kdalwayskint 21st Jan 19, 9:34 PM
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    kdalwayskint
    Hi

    I've updated your total triple choc chip and added you to the list Westie.

    I'm not on here quite as much as usual, I'm getting married in May so not as much free time, trying to be mse with it all though, this weekend I've been finishing my artificial bouquet

    Hope everyone is doing ok, and keeping warm, it's freezing at the moment!
    Saving for Christmas 2019 ~ £114/£365
    Getting married 24/05/19
    Car Fund £908.60/£5000
    DFW Nerd #1155
    LBM 25/2/09 Debt at highest £8,037.35 now £0
    Credit Card £1680/£2500
    • triple choc chip
    • By triple choc chip 25th Jan 19, 8:54 PM
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    triple choc chip
    Latest update courtesy of TCB after purchases for work, that’s the sort of free money I like
    #6 £149/£730
    Last edited by triple choc chip; 10-03-2019 at 10:27 AM.
    Debt Free since 6.8.13
    New home 12 5 rooms to decorate
    Saving for Xmas 2019 #6 £274/£730. 37.5%
    Emergency fund £1.1k Next car fund £2.4k
    It turns out the answer to my problems wasnít at the bottom of this tub of icecream, but the important thing is that I tried...
    • MrsShazbat
    • By MrsShazbat 25th Jan 19, 9:10 PM
    • 619 Posts
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    MrsShazbat
    I'm late seeing this so I can see my old number has been re-allocated - can I rejoin please? Standing order continues at £31 per month anyway but it's nice to keep track.
    Xmas 2019 #21 £93 / £365 * (2017 £496.53; 2016 £424.32) * SPCNo.12 #66 (11 £480.95; 10 £682.31; 9 £442.64)
    • rockabillygirl
    • By rockabillygirl 26th Jan 19, 2:53 AM
    • 160 Posts
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    rockabillygirl
    Hi everyone, I thought I'd already joined this years challenge but I must of forgot to post my request. Can I keep my number from last year?
    It will all be ok in the end - if it's not ok, then it's not the end!
    Saving for Christmas 2019 #27 total £62.00
    Sealed pot challenge 12 #32 total £67.50
    Mortgage paid off.
    • Lady-T
    • By Lady-T 27th Jan 19, 10:15 AM
    • 50 Posts
    • 92 Thanks
    Lady-T
    Hello update from me:

    #4 now at £100.
    Saving for Xmas 2019 #4: £100/£600
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