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Discussion in 'UK Trip Planning Forum' started by torsie24, Mar 6, 2013.

  1. wideeyes

    wideeyes <font color=purple>Won't use fake tan, wants to st

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    Oh that is great! :)
     
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  3. scottish mum

    scottish mum <font color=darkorchid>We still have 2 posties in

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    I know, i'm delighted

    I've now added my ticker as well :yay:
     
  4. wideeyes

    wideeyes <font color=purple>Won't use fake tan, wants to st

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    I've added a ticker too! :)

    I haven't even decided what time of the year we are going yet! Just that it will be 2015!!
     
  5. torsie24

    torsie24 Mummy to a perfect princess.

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    Yaaay! Lovely tickers ladies. :)
     
  6. crabbie1

    crabbie1 DIS Veteran

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    Well we have only changed £500 :( and thats towards food. We have another £650 for food DD has £300 I have £800 and DB has £800 so another £2550 to change!,!!!. Was hanging on to see if we can get $1.50 but its looking unlikely. We go in 32 days . All the food is going on the fairfx card as we have two cards on the same account
    Always taken TC and cash mixture but not sure if TC are the way to go anymore. Do not use CCards so may stick with FFax and cash.

    Well done everyone..... It soon adds up

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  7. torsie24

    torsie24 Mummy to a perfect princess.

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    Just got an email from Music Magpie to say our most recent order had all been accepted.

    I'm keen to update the ticker - but I'm being strict and only doing it once the money is transferred to my savings account. :) Should add another % or 2 though.
     
  8. wideeyes

    wideeyes <font color=purple>Won't use fake tan, wants to st

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    I should try that. I've got quite a few cd's and dvds. Probably will not get much money for them but need a clear out :)
     
  9. torsie24

    torsie24 Mummy to a perfect princess.

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    Yeah we've done two loads now.

    It's computer games that really make the money. Our first batch got us over £100, which we put towards furniture for baby.

    This lot was mainly DVDs so was a less, as some are only 30p or so. But still, it clears room in our house, and even if I could get more on ebay I can't be bothered to list and post 50+ items that are going to only get £1 each maximum and some of which that probably won't sell.
     
  10. GirlDreamer

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    I'm the same. In one way, I'm tempted to add what I put in the piggybank to my ticker, but that's just going to end up confusing me someday and I might add the same amount twice. So I'm only adding what I've actually got in our savings account.
     
  11. wideeyes

    wideeyes <font color=purple>Won't use fake tan, wants to st

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    We switched broadband provider to a cheaper one so the savings will be going straight into our saving fund. Plus also going to cancel our sky subscription (we realised mostly watch the free channel's) and that money will be going to our saving fund too. So that's £40 a month. Will add up over the year!!
     
  12. scoobydooby

    scoobydooby Dreaming of next Disney trip

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    Just cancelled two magazine on line subscriptions I can live without and weight watchers on line. That's all going to Disney spends now :)
     
  13. GirlDreamer

    GirlDreamer DIS Veteran

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    We've been good with our shopping this week, only using the cheaper brands. So we've spent £14.65 less than budgeted on food, which has gone right into savings :goodvibes Also didn't spend my whole weekly "allowance", so that was another £3 something into savings as well :)
     
  14. joolz1910

    joolz1910 <font color=green>I would have gone down to recept

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    I've deleted my weight loss ticker and added a savings ticker. :thumbsup2

    It seems that I haven't.
    Back to the drawing board.
     
  15. Julia Ann

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    We have a savings account for Florida 2015, it's been hard going as DH has been full time dad for 5 years and is now working part time so his money is going straight into the florida account. I like the chart idea, mine's on a spreadsheet so less visible. I would like a chart but I think my parents would be horrified to see that we need 5-6k for the holiday - so best they don't see it :rotfl2: good luck everybody, much as I would love the money to easy (like it did before we had DD) but I'm excited to see the money mounting up and it's gonna be for our 10yr wedding anniversary so a special treat.
     
  16. GirlDreamer

    GirlDreamer DIS Veteran

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    We haven't used our entire eating out budget and I'm not getting any contacts this month, so I managed to put another £17.55 into savings. :hyper:
     
  17. wideeyes

    wideeyes <font color=purple>Won't use fake tan, wants to st

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    I think we are aiming for October/November 2015! Which I know is ages away!

    I've added stuff to ebay and still cleaning out the house of stuff..
     
  18. scoobydooby

    scoobydooby Dreaming of next Disney trip

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    I have a lot of play mobile to sell. The money will go into the kids spends but I'm not sure of the best way to sell it. Any ideas? Not really postable.....
     
  19. zippy99

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    TOP SAVING TIP!

    I posted this on another thread - but since the beginning of the year we have spent £50 a week on our food shopping for me, DH, DD15 & DS12. Cutting our typical bill in HALF!

    We are not eating rubbish or horsemeat burgers! Fresh food, home made, including packed lunch and breakfast.

    1) Plan out 14 meals (you do not have to eat them on set days -but if you need to defrost some meat you may need to consider your meal at least the day before)

    2) Make a list of all the items you need for your meals (including sides such as beans veg etc)

    3) Add in packed lunch items etc

    4) Add essentials (for us Salad, bread, milk, bacon, eggs, cereal, marmite, mayo, ketchup etc..)

    5) Any other bits (household items on offer)

    Typically I spend £80 on a fortnight shop and top up bread, milk and salad items.

    In an average week we may eat:

    Sunday - Gammon with roast potatoes, veg & cheese&leek sauce
    Monday - Home Made Meatballs & Spaghetti
    Tuesday - Pork Chops with Mash & Veg
    Wednesday - Fajhitas with Salad
    Thursday - Pasta Bake (using various veg, leftover meat etc!)
    Friday - Jacket Potatoes (with Tuna/Egg Mayou/Cheese & Beans)
    Saturday - Chicken and Chips (normally we stuff and make our own kievs)

    I eat lots of leftover meat etc with salad for lunch and we all have cereal or Mickey waffles (DD makes a batch in her waffle maker and freezes) for breakfast and always have a cooked breakfast on a Sunday!

    If we make Chilli, Lasgane or Cottage Pie - I always freeze leftovers in portions for my lunch.

    By shopping online I resist the temptation of buying non essentials or being 'sucked' into special offers! I have saved £600 so far this year which went towards our flights!
     
  20. Disneynutinlondon

    Disneynutinlondon <font color=blue>It's been such a blast with all t

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    OMG I can only be amazed at this. We also cook from scratch everyday and have breakfast at home. The boys have to have school lunch as they are not allowed to take any food into school. I shop in ASDA and I'm a careful. I buy own brand and value brand wherever possible shopper but I still spend at least £110 - £130 a week

    I bow to your shopping prowess :worship:
     
  21. zippy99

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    Thanks Isobel!

    It does take a bit of time planning, I found it fun at first but it is more tedious as time goes on - however - I have to remind myself of the savings!

    I swear the biggest saving came by hiding all the crisps and snack bars for lunch boxes (otherwise DH and the kids would polish them off halfway through the first week)
     

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