saving money

@Anne18 (11036)
September 21, 2008 3:00pm CST
Have you ever brought one of these money saving tins you find in the shops, "Save £100", "Save for a new car".... know the ones I'm on about? We brought one the other year to save £100. There were little circles to tick everytime you put a pound in the tin. We brought it around christmas time and we started using it. The aim was to fill it by August when we were going to go on our summer holiday and it was going to buy our wristbands for the fun fair so we could spend all day on the funfair and have as many rides as we wanted. Well we did it, we got (our sort of free wristbands, know what I mean) our wrist bands and had a fab day on the fun fair. Lost count of how many times we went on the roller coaster etc. If you have brought a saving tin, what did you save for? If not have I given you the idea to get a tin and what are you going to save for??
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@Humbug25 (12552)
21 Sep 08
Hi ya Anne18 I have got money boxes all over the house. The one downstairs I put loose change in like 5p's, 2p's and of course the penny. Upstairs I have got one for 10p's, 20p's and 50p's and another one for £1's and £2's and the third box has got notes in and my Tesco vouchers. Every week I empty my purse and put it in the boxes. I am saving for Christmas I suppose oh and the MoT on the car!
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@Anne18 (11036)
24 Nov 11
Well Humbug!! How did your savings go? Can you record that far back? Are you still saving the same way or have you got a different way of saving now?
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@Humbug25 (12552)
10 Feb 12
I did make some savings yes and also I spent the savings hahaha. I still collect coins in various money boxes around the house but I find it too hard to save the £1 and £2 coins, I save those for the stamp machine in Tesco. Also what I have started doing this year is paying for groceries with my debit card because if I have money in my wallet/purse I will just spend it. So now I just sweep the left overs into anothe account and forget about it. Also I have sold a few things on FB which has been successful so this half term I am going to get some more stuff put on there. I don't like selling stuff on ebay as you can't garantee your item has arrived to the buyer in good condition of if they lie to you and tell you it was broken when they opened it. Also I don't like that they charge you for placing the item for sale and you have to pay them a percentage of what you sold the item for!! So all is good, how about you?
@Anne18 (11036)
10 Feb 12
Wow you really don't like ebay do you?? LOL Glad that you made some savings... I'm saving tesco stamps from the shop ready for christmas or we are really hard up and want some treats!!! And the Co op now also do saving stamps so buying one a week from there as well. No good doing Iceland as I rarely shop there. Going ot save the food money vouchers from the club points as well, had some come through this week, not much as I don't spend too much in the supermarket.. and we never strave!!
@rosedust82 (2079)
• Philippines
5 Oct 08
Hi Anne... I have several "piggy" banks stored in different areas of the house. I even have one at work just to make sure that I save! Lol. Well. When I first started out, I really didn't have any reason to save. I just wanted to do that so I can buy myself something nice when the banks get full. But now, since I'm getting married next year, I have a better reason to save...
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@Anne18 (11036)
24 Nov 11
Hope you had a lovely wedding and are enjoying married life. Hope you also brought yourself nice with your savings
@gemini_rose (16194)
5 Oct 08
I have not seen those tins but have seen the tins that can hold £500 in them. I do have a savings tin but it is an old babies milk tin! I just bung all my change in that and every so often bank a bit of it. I guess really I should leave it to build up for a longer period of time but I know it has about £200 in and I hate having such a lot of money in the house. Especially at this time of the year!
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@Anne18 (11036)
24 Nov 11
£500!!! Wow oh WOW, would take me for ever to fill it up. Hope you are still saving hard
• India
22 Sep 08
In every country and in every community world over there are the systems educating the people to save for the rainy day. You talk about saving tin, you can call it as saving box. I remember in the childhood I use to go in a fair celebrated in the month of July called Tij and I bought a earthen box called Buggny a collection box. We used to put a paise in the box and in the next fair we got as much we can spend and even save from that.
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@Anne18 (11036)
24 Nov 11
We are educating our children to save. They are very good as they get 50p tuck shop money every day and they don't always spend it as they like to save it up and add it to there pocket money at the end of the month
@crazydaisy (3899)
• Canada
22 Sep 08
I try to save for different things. like Christmas presents but Not doing very good at it I always spend the money that l try to save...I hope there is another way l can do it cd
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@Anne18 (11036)
24 Nov 11
Hope you found another way of saving, even though its a few years back now.
• Canada
14 Nov 09
I've never bought one with a specific purpose, but I do have one that looks like a Canadian mailbox, that I use to save pennies, and when it's full of pennies (can't put another single penny in there!!!) I roll the pennies in rolling tubes, take them to the bank, and put them in my savings account.
@Anne18 (11036)
24 Nov 11
Pennies falling from heaven, Are you still saving all those pennies? All the pennies soon add up