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    • kdalwayskint
    • By kdalwayskint 18th Nov 19, 10:31 PM
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    Saving for Christmas 2020 - £1 a day challenge
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    • 18th Nov 19, 10:31 PM
    Saving for Christmas 2020 - £1 a day challenge 18th Nov 19 at 10:31 PM
    Getting ready for Christmas 2020 - 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 again 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 2019 to 30th November 2020. 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 2020 and declare total amounts saved.

    Then it's spend, spend, spend for Christmas 2020 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


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    Last edited by MSE Molly; 27-11-2019 at 11:37 AM.
    Saving for Christmas 2019 ~ £365/£365
    Got married 24/05/19
    Car Fund £160/£5000
    DFW Nerd #1155
    LBM 25/2/09 Debt at highest £8,037.35 now £0
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    • kdalwayskint
    • By kdalwayskint 18th Nov 19, 10:33 PM
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    kdalwayskint
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    • 18th Nov 19, 10:33 PM
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    • 18th Nov 19, 10:33 PM
    Member List

    1 - kdalwayskint - £ / £366
    2 - welshywoo - £17 / £366
    3 - triple choc chip - £12 / £366
    4 - SSD92 - £ / £366
    5 - claremylove - £ 31/ £366
    6 - Moneybelle37 - £6 / £366
    7 - Lady-T £ / £600
    8 - Westie983 £ / £366
    9 - CJRyder £ / £366
    10 - Kazzab21 £ / £366
    11 - Four Seasons £ / £366
    12 - yummymommy £ / £66
    13 - Bidseybear £ / £366
    14 - EmmyCon £ / £732
    15 - lindyloo66 £ / £366
    16 - vixg66 £ / £366
    17 - AN Scotland £ / £366
    18 - Treasurequeen £ / £366
    19 - Krikkit £ / £366
    20 - Lob766 £ / £366
    21 - JessieT £ / £366
    22 - quickbrew £ / £366
    23 - Toni'sfriend £ / £366
    24 - Actorbird £ / £366
    25 - ttomo £20 / £366
    26 - Mint choc2 £ / £366
    27 - Timeforchange19 £ / £366
    28 - Fionnbrod £ / £366
    29 - angelis76 £ / £366
    30 - Knittingscientist £ / £366
    31 - Needsacoffee £ / £366
    32 - deeseej £ / £366
    33 - Melbell2015 £ / £366
    34 - JenSpen81 £ / £366
    35 - AWS2011S £ / £366
    36 - JGB1955 £ / £366
    37 - Lara2 £ / £366
    38 - swimminginaseaofdebt £ / £366
    39 - jealato1 £ / £366
    40 - jen49 £6 / £366
    41 - Missu £ / £500
    42 - Scotmumof3 £8 / £366
    43 - RaviemePhoenix £9 / £366
    44 - Irishrose12 £ / £366
    45 - Sancti £ / £732
    Last edited by kdalwayskint; Yesterday at 8:55 PM.
    • welshywoo
    • By welshywoo 18th Nov 19, 10:47 PM
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    • #3
    • 18th Nov 19, 10:47 PM
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    • 18th Nov 19, 10:47 PM
    Hi, I've just got back into MSE after many years away and have been looking at challenges to help me get better at saving .. can I put myself down for this challenge?
    #8 £2 Savers Club 2020: £88/£250
    #2 Saving for Xmas 2020 £1 a day: £17/£366
    #057 Sealed Pot Challenge: £33.59/£150
    *Mortgage free & Almost Debt Free*
    Learning to be a better custodian of Money
    • triple choc chip
    • By triple choc chip 19th Nov 19, 12:00 AM
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    • #4
    • 19th Nov 19, 12:00 AM
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    • 19th Nov 19, 12:00 AM
    Count me in again please! Itís the best motivator. Thanks for keeping it going kd
    Debt Free since 6.8.13
    Saving for Xmas 2019 £2/day #6 £688/£730 94%
    Saving for Xmas 2020 £1/day #3 £12/£366 3.2%
    Emergency fund £1.8k
    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...
    • SSD92
    • By SSD92 19th Nov 19, 11:26 AM
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    SSD92
    • #5
    • 19th Nov 19, 11:26 AM
    • #5
    • 19th Nov 19, 11:26 AM
    I'd like to be part of this please
    • kdalwayskint
    • By kdalwayskint 19th Nov 19, 9:26 PM
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    • #6
    • 19th Nov 19, 9:26 PM
    • #6
    • 19th Nov 19, 9:26 PM
    Welcome to newbies welshywoo and SSD92 and great to have you back again triple choc chip

    I have set us up with a default of £366, it's a leap year next year guys, so an extra £1 to be saved

    I've set email notifications so hopefully I'll be a bit more on the ball

    Catch you soon
    Saving for Christmas 2019 ~ £365/£365
    Got married 24/05/19
    Car Fund £160/£5000
    DFW Nerd #1155
    LBM 25/2/09 Debt at highest £8,037.35 now £0
    • claremylove
    • By claremylove 19th Nov 19, 10:28 PM
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    • #7
    • 19th Nov 19, 10:28 PM
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    • 19th Nov 19, 10:28 PM
    Wow itís that time already .

    Would love to in this again for 2020 please.
    *Proud to be dealing with my debts*
    £2 savings club 2020 #3 £22 (2017 £640; 2018 £404; 2019 £512)
    Saving for Xmas 2020 #5 £31/366
    £1000 emergency fund challenge #232 £377/1000
    Save a penny a day 2019 #26 £667.95 / £667.95
    SPC 2020 #53 (2019 £7.18)
    • kdalwayskint
    • By kdalwayskint 20th Nov 19, 9:52 PM
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    • #8
    • 20th Nov 19, 9:52 PM
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    • 20th Nov 19, 9:52 PM
    claremylove welcome to the shiny new thread

    Guys, please let me know if your target amount is different, I know some of you like to save more/less depending on your individual circumstances
    Saving for Christmas 2019 ~ £365/£365
    Got married 24/05/19
    Car Fund £160/£5000
    DFW Nerd #1155
    LBM 25/2/09 Debt at highest £8,037.35 now £0
    • triple choc chip
    • By triple choc chip 23rd Nov 19, 11:27 AM
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    • #9
    • 23rd Nov 19, 11:27 AM
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    • 23rd Nov 19, 11:27 AM
    Guys, please let me know if your target amount is different, I know some of you like to save more/less depending on your individual circumstances
    Originally posted by kdalwayskint
    I canít make up my mind on this, and Iíve given it far more thought than it deserves! Historically, Iíve never spent more than £550 so I donít need to double up like I did for Xmas 2019 and then fail to meet target - like 2019!
    I think Iíll stick for now and extend once Iíve hit it, as that will take the pressure off.
    Debt Free since 6.8.13
    Saving for Xmas 2019 £2/day #6 £688/£730 94%
    Saving for Xmas 2020 £1/day #3 £12/£366 3.2%
    Emergency fund £1.8k
    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...
    • Moneybelle37
    • By Moneybelle37 23rd Nov 19, 4:22 PM
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    Moneybelle37
    Please could I join?
    • kdalwayskint
    • By kdalwayskint 24th Nov 19, 5:36 PM
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    kdalwayskint
    I can’t make up my mind on this, and I’ve given it far more thought than it deserves! Historically, I’ve never spent more than £550 so I don’t need to double up like I did for Xmas 2019 and then fail to meet target - like 2019!
    I think I’ll stick for now and extend once I’ve hit it, as that will take the pressure off.
    Originally posted by triple choc chip
    triple choc chip is that £550 or £366?

    I think I might try for bit more this year, leaving it at £366 for the time being and see where I'm up to in a few months
    Last edited by kdalwayskint; 27-11-2019 at 7:43 PM.
    Saving for Christmas 2019 ~ £365/£365
    Got married 24/05/19
    Car Fund £160/£5000
    DFW Nerd #1155
    LBM 25/2/09 Debt at highest £8,037.35 now £0
    • kdalwayskint
    • By kdalwayskint 24th Nov 19, 5:38 PM
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    kdalwayskint
    Please could I join?
    Originally posted by Moneybelle37
    Absolutely welcome!

    I'll add you to the list at £366 unless you let me know something different
    Saving for Christmas 2019 ~ £365/£365
    Got married 24/05/19
    Car Fund £160/£5000
    DFW Nerd #1155
    LBM 25/2/09 Debt at highest £8,037.35 now £0
    • triple choc chip
    • By triple choc chip 24th Nov 19, 7:46 PM
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    triple choc chip
    triple choc chip is that £550 or £366?
    Originally posted by kdalwayskint
    Ha ha! Sorry, it made sense to me! Iíll stick with £366 for now, thanks!
    Debt Free since 6.8.13
    Saving for Xmas 2019 £2/day #6 £688/£730 94%
    Saving for Xmas 2020 £1/day #3 £12/£366 3.2%
    Emergency fund £1.8k
    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...
    • Lady-T
    • By Lady-T 24th Nov 19, 9:15 PM
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    Lady-T
    Iím in again for 2020. Iíve think my number has been taken so Iíll take the next available one.

    Target is £600.

    Thanks so much for organising.
    Saving for Xmas 2019 #4: £600/£600
    • welshywoo
    • By welshywoo 25th Nov 19, 7:26 PM
    • 57 Posts
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    welshywoo
    I've given myself a head-start hehe got some pounds in the pot already (hope that's okay ?!)
    #8 £2 Savers Club 2020: £88/£250
    #2 Saving for Xmas 2020 £1 a day: £17/£366
    #057 Sealed Pot Challenge: £33.59/£150
    *Mortgage free & Almost Debt Free*
    Learning to be a better custodian of Money
    • Westie983
    • By Westie983 26th Nov 19, 4:39 PM
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    Westie983
    Im in again for next year, please let me know my number and ill change it on my signature

    Westie983
    Save 12k in 2019 #42 Total (£16000)+£2300/£12000 = 19.16%
    Sealed Pot Challenge ~ 12 #97 Total (£505)+£0/£500 = 0.00%
    Xmas 2020 £1 a Day #8 Total (£305)+£0.00/£365 = 0.00%
    Virtual Sealed Pot #1 Total (£1300)+£600/£1000 = 60.00%
    £2 Savers Club 2018 #16 Total (£1030)+£720/£2000 = 36.00%

    Total £3620.00/£15865 = 22.81%
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    • CJRyder
    • By CJRyder 26th Nov 19, 5:35 PM
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    CJRyder
    I'll go in for £366 please.
    • Kazzab21
    • By Kazzab21 26th Nov 19, 9:55 PM
    • 1 Posts
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    Kazzab21
    Saving for Christmas 2030
    Please count me in
    • Four Seasons
    • By Four Seasons 26th Nov 19, 10:18 PM
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    Four Seasons
    How do I join the saving for christmas 2020
    • yummymommy
    • By yummymommy 26th Nov 19, 10:32 PM
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    yummymommy
    Yes please 👏🏻
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