*****UK Spending Money Game No1*******

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  1. catherine

    catherine <font color=red>Hey not fair, you guys already hav

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    Just added another £120 from a Quidco payment! :thumbsup2
     
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  3. GirlDreamer

    GirlDreamer DIS Veteran

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    Do you guys count everything you put into the savings? Or how is it done? Like we've made a really tight budget to save as much as possible, so it won't be much for me to put in my moneybox. I'll be transferring money to the savingsaccount as the pay comes in.

    Anyway, I've started the savings in the moneybox by putting in 59p today :cutie:
     
  4. catherine

    catherine <font color=red>Hey not fair, you guys already hav

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    I think that most people just put in loose change, money they save by using a discount coupon, money from Quidco, b'days lottery wins etc. The idea is not to use money that would be considered coming from your salary. So I have my savings account for spending money that's taken from my salary plus I have my container where I put my other money!
     
  5. baylie666

    baylie666 Just Me....

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    Added £100 from eBay sales. Plus another £20 in change.
     
  6. catherine

    catherine <font color=red>Hey not fair, you guys already hav

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    Added another £20 from Quidco and £6 of change.
     
  7. scoobydooby

    scoobydooby Dreaming of next Disney trip

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    £18 in coppers and 5ps. £80 in 2 pound coins. Nearly half way to the cost of the airport hotel.
     
  8. GirlDreamer

    GirlDreamer DIS Veteran

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    I put in £1 the other day, so now I'm up to a total of £1.59 :teacher:
     
  9. Portugal1000

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    $3000 changed up so far, we aim to take $200 a day so that $4600. My husband saves the spending money and I do everything else
    Have £310 Christmas money and we won £47 on the lottery this week so £357. This is to go towards park tickets so a long way to go.
     
  10. torsie24

    torsie24 Mummy to a perfect princess.

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    Hiya :)

    Joining this a bit late so I hope it's OK.

    We've got a terramundi style pot at home that we only put £1/£2 coins and notes in. So I'll be keeping track of that on here, and hopefully we can crack it open before our next trip and have laods fo spending.

    I don't know what's in there so far at all, I'm hoping at least £200 as we've been doing it a while and there's a good few £5s and £10s in there. We put £7 in last night as we had change left over from the weekend that we'd have just wasted otherwise.
     
  11. baylie666

    baylie666 Just Me....

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    I have been adding lots of odds and ends for the last few days. so am about another £20 up I think.
     
  12. GirlDreamer

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    I've just added £3.35 :goodvibes
     
  13. catherine

    catherine <font color=red>Hey not fair, you guys already hav

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    I've just added another £20 change from the week! :thumbsup2
     
  14. tinkerbells mum

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    Well I've just opened my savings tin. I knew I hadn't put much in, just the odd bit of change from here and there I thought there would only be about £3 in there so was amazed when there was over £18 in it. The odds on the dollars i ordered came to just over £17 so I've put the rest in a new tin ready for our next trip which will hopefully be 2015, there should be quite a nice amount in there by then good luck with everyone else's savings and hope you all get 6 times what you expected in you tins lol!
     
  15. catherine

    catherine <font color=red>Hey not fair, you guys already hav

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    I've just counted mine and I couldn't believe that I have £1,156 in there. All I've been putting in is change that I've had left over from the week, some b'day money etc. I was just thinking how much money I must waste on stuff that I've not even missed, if I've managed to save this money since this thread started! :scared1:
     
  16. tinkerbells mum

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    Makes my £18 look very sad :( well done on saving so much that's fantastic xx
     
  17. catherine

    catherine <font color=red>Hey not fair, you guys already hav

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    At some point mine was only £18! :thumbsup2 :goodvibes

    All the time now I think do I really want to buy that sandwich etc. or would I rather put the money in the Disney fund!
     
  18. tinkerbells mum

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    I think because I had the trip paid for and the spending money put away before I started the challenge the incentive wasn't there, it will be different this time and with longer to save there will be more in their, I was surprised how much was in there though xx
     
  19. catherine

    catherine <font color=red>Hey not fair, you guys already hav

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    I've also got the money to pay off the holiday and I have almost all of our $s. So this is extra. I just got into doing this and once I did everybody had to look out for their change! :woohoo:
     
  20. Magic Megadegs

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    OMG!!! Took a load of scrap gold / silver jewellery (stuff I never wear) to a local jewellers and was expecting maybe £300 (have never done this before). I got £1500!!!!! FANTASTIC! Going straight to Disney to part pay our balance! What an unexpected surprise!
     
  21. scoobydooby

    scoobydooby Dreaming of next Disney trip

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    That wasn't scrap jewellery!!!!
     

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