Do you remember my 365 Day Money Saving Challenge post which I wrote back in January 2017? It was a savings challenge whereby you save 1p on day 1, 2p on day 2, 3p on day 3 and so on, until the last few days of the year you're up to £3.63, £3.64 and £3.65. This is what the total savings looks like at the end of the year.
Instead of saving all the small amounts at the beginning of the year and the larger amounts in December, I decided to mix it up and instead of saving the amounts in order, I saved various amounts throughout the year. This meant that I didn't have to save all the larger amounts in December when it's an expensive time of year.
I had a lot of help from Mick with this challenge. Now that I'm not working, there are many days when I don't visit any shops and I don't get much change in my purse, so Mick took on the responsibility of making sure that something was saved each day and crossing off the amount on the charts I printed out.
He did a great job as we've ended up with the £667.95 which we should have ended up with at the end of this challenge.
Some of this money will take us on a little trip to see Daniel. He lives down in Surrey now, over 200 miles away from us here in Leeds. Last year, we went to see him in March but then I didn't see him again until Christmas, over nine months later. Mick did see him between those times as he was working down that way so managed to meet up with him for a catch up, but I don't want to leave it so long until I see him again. We booked a hotel last time for Mick and I, Daniel and his girlfriend and I wrote about it in my Visiting The Offspring post. It would be nice to do something similar again so these savings will come in very handy for that.
I'm not going to do this same challenge again this year but if you fancy doing it, there's some free printables on the Skint Dad website.
All the coins have now been bagged up and taken to the bank, afterall, I might as well be earning a bit of interest on what I've saved.