Monday, 26 January 2015

The Results Are In.....


About a year ago I got Dan this super cute money pot. As you will know if you read my blog we moved in with my parents for a year to save up for our house, so all our money was going to that. This meant that unfortunately we couldn't go out and visit Dan's Dad and family in Hong Kong which we were both really gutted about so I got this money pot and ever since we have been putting £1, £2 50p's 20p's in there. Also everytime we have said 'let's have a takeaway we have been taking that money putting it in the pot then having something else from home. I've also been selling a few things on selling sites and Christmas/birthday money has been going in.

As we go away in about 2 weeks we decided to crack open the jar and see how well we have done. Now this bit broke my heart, there isn't a plug to open this you have to smash it!!! We wrapped the pot in a towel and I gave it a good smack with a rolling pin.


After counting out all the coins and cash we have managed to save a grand total of £350!!!!!!!

We are already onto our next pot. Dan's Nan got us this....I think she's trying to tell us something.


What are your tips for saving those pennies? Are you a saver or a spender?
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10 comments

  1. I have that wedding fund pot too haha! It supposedly holds £2000 worth of 2 pound coins but we shall see. Every £2 we get as change or whatever we have promised to put it in there, it's going really well so far! Well done for all your saving, it's such a good feeling. xx

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    1. Wow £2,000...i wish! It was a push to get £350 haha. I like the idea of everytime you get a £2 coin you put it in there. We might have to try that with this box :) xx

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  2. I love these little pots and think its such a shame they have to be smashed, but they are a good idea stops you being tempted to take money out early. I may have to think about getting myself one.

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    1. Honestly it broke my heart to smash this pot, it was so cute and it became a decoration in our room! Thanks for your comment. x

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  3. Well done, that's an awesome achievement. I think self awareness is the only way to keep yourself saving, whenever you want to spend think about whether you REALLY can't live without it. If you can, money in the pot!
    M x Life Outside London

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    1. Since buying our first house I've turned into the biggest penny pincher haha! Whenever I want to buy something I really think about whether I need it. For instance, I've just brought a few things from Boots and thought as we are going on holiday I didn't really want to spend the cash. So I decided if I had enough points on my Boots card to buy them then I would if not then I wasn't allowed them and I did!! It's little things like buying lunches instead of making them that soon add up. xx

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  4. wow well done on saving that much! That's awesome. Good luck on your next one!

    Emma x
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  5. I have one of these too, they are so cute! its just such a shame that you have to break it to get to your savings. well done on £350 that will be a nice extra :) xx

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  6. If there's something I really want then I'm great at saving but otherwise I'm constantly trying to remind myself I don't need more clothes or a coffee every morning.
    I had a jar which I put £2,£1, &50ps into. Had almost £400 when we finally broke into it after over a year. Shop keepers hated me.

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