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SAVING FOR TRAVEL


2014

APRIL: JAPAN

AUGUST: RUSSIA (T.B.C)

OCTOBER: MOROCCO (T.B.C)

DECEMBER: INDIA/NEPAL

2015

MARCH: BURMA (MYANMAR)

Monday, 2 December 2013

STACEY'S 50p CHALLENGE-I'M JOINING IN!

Hi Everyone!

The lovely Stacey is running a 50 pence challenge and I am planning to join her http://mortgagefreejourney.blogspot.co.uk/


I have the pot:




And now I just have to start saving those 50ps. I will be opening my pot when it is full and that may take a couple of years!


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Wish me luck!

Are you saving any particular coin?

If so, share the goal and spur me on!

Sft x

40 comments:

  1. lol yeah all the coins in Oh's pockets... He jingles them, I shake my squid tin! lol

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    1. They are all fair game for the sealed pot tin I say!

      Sft x

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  2. Hi SFT

    Yes I'm saving my 50c pieces and I'm ashamed to say I got the idea from Stacey but haven't yet joined the challenge!

    I will be saving mine for a treat for SuperRoge and myself :)

    I had a lovely email from my friend for my donation to maize, along with the morning tea held last weekend (instead of the first Saturday) they now have almost $1000 between our 2 donations so that is a wonderful help for them. I'm so pleased that I was able to donate such a reasonable amount to help out!

    xx

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    1. My tin for the 50ps is huge! So I think this may turn into a challenge for a few years!

      You and SuperRoge certainly deserve a treat!

      Oh you are so lovely with your maize donation, I bet they were so pleased! Great work INDEED!!!!

      Sft x

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  3. Love your new pot!! Where did you find it please? I have delayed opening my pot which is the same until hubby can do it carefully so I can use it again. I got the last 2 from B&M but couldn't find any this year. X

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    1. Thanks Karen, I looked long and hard and finally found this one on Ebay! Probably cost more than I would have paid in the shop but I did have pot envy when I sawy yours!

      Let me know how your hubby gets on opening your pot because I would love to use this one again too.

      Sft x

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    2. Find someone who has a Tupperware tin opener - it cuts kind of under the rim rather than around the top (really hard to explain, you have to see it to understand), both edges will be smooth and best of all, the top just sits snugly back into the tin. You'd have to use tape or something to seal it again but it does fit back properly, not just resting on top. They are expensive but I sold one at every Tupperware party I ever did (which wasn't that many because although I was good at selling the stuff, I was terrible at getting people to commit to having parties) because I always demonstrated it and people loved it, especially those who had kids. I don't think you have Tupperware in the UK anymore but someone you know might have one.

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  4. The 2014 challenge, for me, is to save only "Loonies" which is a Canadian one dollar coin. No offence to anyone, I am calling my sealed pot...... The Loonie Bin...
    ¨Patricia

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    1. I look around me sometimes and I am in the loonie bin.

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    2. I love the name of your pot Patricia, just perfect for your collection!

      I was amazed when Mr Sft dug a loonie up in our garden...but thrilled to see the Loon and finally get the joke.

      Sft x

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    1. I have 1 so far but may have another to go in the pot. Mr Sft told me he had one but has been quiet since!

      Sft x

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  6. I need a loonie bin. It would fit in my household perfectly.

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  7. I have two pots this time. I bought a pot that says on it that it will hold over $1000 when filled with $1 and $2 cons. I will test this out. Then for the other stuff there is another. So mine are effectively silver or gold tins.

    I have hunted for a tin like SFT's and haven't found one in Australia. I was also told that if you fill a 375 ml soft drink tin with $2 it will hold around $600. If people in this house were less light fingered I would try that one too.

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    1. Hi Suze,

      Yes it will be interesting to see how your new tins work out. You always impress me with how organised you are with your tins.

      I think there are 2 of those pots (red) on ebay, not sure it would be worth you buying one and having it shipped to Australia though.

      Interesting fact about the 375ml tin!

      Happy Saving!

      Sft x

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  8. I am going to add this to my copy cat challenge, I am taking a leaf out of Sara@afrugalwife but set my target at £1500. I will open yet another Sealed Pot Savings Account in January and see what happens.

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    1. Good luck Pam! I look forward to hearing how you get on. Sara is a wonderful influence isn't she!

      I must do a proper online sealed pot challenge this year!

      Sft x

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  9. As you know I saved £2, 50p and 20p coins to get the £272 total in my sealed pot this year. Starting from yesterday, I'm adding those pesky little 5ps to the list. They have a tendency to slip through the tiny gap in the side of my purse and fall out when I open it. I'm having 2 tins, (well, a tin and an old margerine tub) one for the £2 and 50ps and another for the 20ps and 5ps. It'll be interesting to see just how much those lower value coins add up to.

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    1. OMG 5p's do my head in. so tiddly

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    2. Hi Helen

      They are pesky those 5ps! We save them in our china hen Valerie to pay for our neighbours free range eggs (then won't be laying again until the weather warms up).

      Sft x

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  10. I have also signed up to A Frugal Wife's £2014 in 2014, but will be using the 50p tin and 'sealed pot' to help reach this target, so probably classed as cheating!! As long as it all adds up to something in the end ....

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    1. Sara's challenge sounds very popular! I'm sure your pots will help reach that target..surely not cheating!

      Sft x

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  11. No 5p's in the US...however...I'm going to really challenge myself to put all my $5 bills in to a special savings area...to be added to the retirement fund...

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    1. Good luck with that challenge Kelley, those $5 bills will soon add up.

      Sft x

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  12. I've already planned to have a separate pot for saving my 50c pieces this year so I suppose I'm already doing it. LOL

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  13. We're continuing as with previous years saving all loose change below £1 in our china pig, I save £2 coins also (collected £104 last year!) and of course the online sealed pot - which came out for this year at just over £300 - very pleased with that!

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    1. You should be delighted Robyn, those saving pots really do add up don't they!

      Sft x

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  14. HI

    Please count me in again this year. As you may remember my sealed pot was broken into early last year for a trip to visit my lovely son and daughter in law in New York and paid for the flight. I had resealed the pot but not been quite so good about saving in it, although it did have £35.67 in it when I opened it yesterday. The whole lot went back in, the pot is resealed and again the aim if for another trip to NYC! Thanks for helping with the motivation - it really helps doing this alongside everyone else
    KJ x

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    1. Hi KatieJane

      I do remember your goal and I'm so glad you are joining in again-that's such a wonderful goal to aim towards. Everyone is great with motivating each other here.

      Sft x

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  15. We opened our sealed pot last night - I did a post about it - we saved enough for our weekend in London - thankyou so much for your fantastic blog inspiration. Betty x

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    1. You did brilliantly Betty! I am so thrilled that you will have such a wonderful trip thanks to your savings!

      You are an inspiration too!

      Sft x

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  16. Hello SFT,
    Thanks for the link, I must have seemed so rude not responding!
    My site has moved over to mortgagefreejourney.co.uk (self hosted), so I didn't see the link/traffic. I am so happy to have you on board, My sealed tin is a plastic tomato soup money tin! I have put a 50p in there this week :-)
    Once again I am sorry I haven't commented sooner, I am hoping to reinstate my 'blogroll' on my new site and then I will be able to see whenever you post :-)
    Stacey xx

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    1. Hi Stacey,

      Sorry din't know you'd moved! I'm having a few problems with your site, it doesn't look right to me but I do have a very old computer.

      Glad you've made a good start to your sealed tin.

      Sft x

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    2. Yeah! Just tried the link again and it worked!

      Sft x

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