52 Week Money Saving Challenge - well 28

(21 Posts)
iamdivergent Fri 06-Jun-14 10:08:15

Does anyone want to join me - trying to put a little nest egg away for festive period. There are 28wks til Christmas (going from Sunday, which is the start of week 24), so if you start then and follow it through every week until then, you will have saved £406.

I am also going to do it for the whole of next year, if you do it for the whole 52wks you will save £1378!

Anyone up for joining me? grin first £1 in the pot - done!

misstiredbuthappy Fri 06-Jun-14 10:27:16

I cant see the picture very well. But I like the sound of saving. What do you do ?

iamdivergent Fri 06-Jun-14 11:26:14

Week 1 you save £1
Week 2 you save £2

And on and on etc - you save the £ amount for each week up to week 28 when you save £28 grin it's just sticking the money in a bank/jar and not touching it!

I don't do a set weekly amount but I do save all the £2 coins that come into DH or my change.
On average £4 a week, some weeks are more though.
we have a money tin every year, so no-one can pilfer.

Then the week before Christmas, I cash it up, put it in the bank. DH and I use our 25% online. DD and DS have the cash.
Only rule is, it HAS to be spent.

misstiredbuthappy Fri 06-Jun-14 12:56:56

How much do you normally get by doing that 70isa ?

Between £190 - £240 by the time we open the tin grin

It's nice, we have a shopping trip once everything has been organised except the last food shop (I use my Nectar Points for that grin )

The DC can buy what they want, no object (as long as it's legal and they have the money).
Last year DS bought an X-Box game and MicroSoft Points.

DD spent hers in Primark.

DH buys from Amazon and I get QVC stuff

sallyst123 Sun 08-Jun-14 16:57:38

ill be doing this with you starting this week. hopefully will have enough for my food/drink & poss a little something extra for oh stocking filler

iamdivergent Sun 08-Jun-14 19:55:31

Good stuff sally

misstiredbuthappy Sun 08-Jun-14 20:50:02

Im doing it to. Starting tomorrow.

Im determined not to be organised and not a complete panicking wreck this year I was last year, was awful

misstiredbuthappy Sun 08-Jun-14 20:50:38

*to be organised

iamdivergent Fri 13-Jun-14 07:36:53

and there goes my £2 for this week smile

iamdivergent Fri 20-Jun-14 18:18:23

and £3 for week 3 smile

just marking it off as I've done it, sort of spurs me on

StillWearingOddSocks Sun 29-Jun-14 15:21:59

I'm going to start this week - great idea!

iamdivergent Sun 29-Jun-14 16:06:37

Great stuff.

week 4 is paid smile so I've now saved £10 grin

WildFlowersAttractBees Sat 05-Jul-14 11:08:31

I am in too... although late to the party so I have put £10 in to start me off and will add another £5 tomorrow.

iamdivergent Sat 05-Jul-14 17:12:47

£5 in last night - £15 saved now

I've had a good run of £2 coins this week (about £12 worth ) so I'm well up to date grin I aim for £4 a week.

Not as methodical as the 52 Week Challenge, so it's a drumroll moment when we open the tin .

great idea!

MsVenus Sun 06-Jul-14 12:25:53

www.moneysavingexpert.com/shopping/

I usually save my �2 coins plus any left pver cash in my account wishful thinking for high days & holidays.

Also any profits from ebay selling are also included in the holiday savings fund.

StillWearingOddSocks Mon 07-Jul-14 15:29:38

£3 in the 28 week challenge jar. Plus £2 in the £2 box grin seems that these coins are rare - I guess that's the point...smile

iamdivergent Sat 12-Jul-14 10:41:49

£6 in yesterday smile - £21 saved now

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