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!

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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