07. 12. 2012

The 2013 Sealed Pot Challenge has started and to date there are 64 of us on the list – the lovely Saving for Travel, who started the challenge, has full details on her site.

I use my sealed pot to save for our wedding anniversary meal out as the timings are perfect – we open the pots on the 3rd December, and our anniversary is today, the 7th.

This year I had £56.62 in my pot – it’s amazing how lose change can add up!

Anyway enough of the suspense – I know you’re all waiting for this years crafting masterpiece!! (Here’s last years)

My new ‘Sealed Pot’ not to be opened until 3rd December 2013:

I covered it in motivational words!

Have you joined the challenge? Is so, Happy Saving!


In 2014 my husband & I downsized our home to speed up our quest for Financial Freedom. We swapped our large three bed house, for a small two bed apartment to clear our mortgage and give us enough budget freedom to travel and still save for the future. Our dream, after achieving Financial Freedom, is to spend part of every year living abroad.

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18 Responses to “The {2013} Sealed Pot Challenge”

  1. Happy Anniversary! I’ll join this challenge next year, sounds like a lot of fun!

  2. I didn’t know about this challenge, but I had my own “of sorts.” I used to put my spare change in a jar and give it to my kid to use for bus fares, etc. Now that I’m an empty-nester, I decided to keep the change for a full year and donate it to a charity. I’ll be going until Dec 31, and I’m curious how much I’ve got!

  3. Love the decoration. I’ve done this before (and always opened said jar/pot early when short of cash in the house) but not officially or collectively – I like the idea of lots of pots being opened at a similar time for treats etc… Will join in. Enjoy your curry!

  4. Sharon says:

    Hi Laura!!
    Yes, the Sealed Pot idea is awesome. This year when we opened ours we had enough for a 37’HD TV for my son’s new ‘man cave’ (I’ll be posting pics soon!). I must start my new one, as this was so much fun!!

    LOVE your new Sealed Pot!

  5. Love the new pot, & excellent timing with your anniversary dinner!

  6. Oh my goodness! I love this idea. I am definitely taking up this challenge starting today. I despise loose change as it is, and now I’ll actually have a use for it. Thanks for sharing!

  7. judes07 says:

    Love your pot! It looks great and very motivational :) Cheers Judy xx

  8. Pauline says:

    What a lovely idea to mix saving an fun, good luck with the challenge!

  9. Janet says:

    I’ve been doing this for quite a few years. I put my change into an old money box (from when my son was about 1) every day. When it is full, I count it and put the amount onto an Asda Christmas Card. I then make sure that the amount is made up to the full, maximum amount that Asda top up : if there is £144 on your gift card, they make it up to £150. Now, to me, that is 4% interest on savings, and the amount credited to your Christmas gift card is tax-free. Doesn’t sound much, but Christmas shopping is sorted!

    There aren’t many people give you ‘owt for nowt’ these days, so I am taking advantage. And yes, I will be doing my Christmas/New Year shopping at Asda anyway.

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