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2014

APRIL: JAPAN

MAY: MALTA

AUGUST:RUSSIA

OCTOBER:MOROCCO

DECEMBER:VIETNAM,LAOS &THAILAND

2015

MARCH:ARGENTINA &BRAZIL

JULY: MALAYSIA & SINGAPORE

2016

MARCH: IRAN (FINGERS CROSSED)

JULY: ESTONIA, LATVIA, LITHUANIA, BELARUS & RUSSIA

Tuesday, 4 December 2012

LET THE NEW SEALED POT CHALLENGE BEGIN!!




SO HERE IS MY NEW POT...I HAVE RECYCLED MY OLD POT..with a nice photo of Prague on the front. I have photos of Paris and Venice on the back too.

Here is the list so far....and the goals mentioned
(t.b.c=to be confirmed)

1. Sft - A WEEKEND IN EUROPE!
2. Sue15cat - SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT
3. Silversewer - TBC
4. Morgan - TBC
5. Fran - GREAT FOOD MIXER
6. Mum - TBC
7. Karen - TBC
8. Carole - TBC
9. Mabelandmaisy - TBC
10. Scarlet - TBC
11. Judy - ANNIVERSARY GETAWAY
12. K and S - A NICE TIME WITH THE KIDLETS
13. Sandra - ANTIQUE FURNITURE
14. Jane - THE NUTCRACKER
15. Becky Bee - TBC
16. Sharon - TBC
17. Betty - ANNUAL TRIP TO LONDON
18. Andrea - TBC
19. Little Anna - TBC
20. Suze - Queen Mary 2 Cruise-from Brisbane to Sydney
21. Patricia - TBC
22. Cheapchick - TRAVELLING MONEY
23. Dannie - TBC
24. Miss Piggy Bank - TBC
25. Laura - ANNIVERSARY NIGHT OUT
26. Wishus - SMALL TREAT IN 2014
27. Antie Eboo - GETAWAY WITH HUBBY
28. Lesley - FAMILY THEATRE TRIP
29. Bets - AIRFARE TO HOLLAND
30. Auntie Bee - CHRISTMAS FOOD
31: Got this Far - TBC
32: Compostwoman - APPLE PRESS
33. Majorie - TREAT FOR SONS
34. Rikke - Christmas 2013
35. Susan B - TBC
36. Vonlipi- GO TO FRANCE
37.  Kay - TBC
38. Matt - TBC
39. Rainbowchild- TBC
40. Sarah and Ryan-WEEKEND BREAK
41. Dreamer- GRANDCHILD PRESSIE
42. Linzi - FAMILY TRIP TO MAINLAND
43 - New World - ZIMBABWE OR GRADUATION MEAL
44. Joan-SOMEONE SPECIAL SAVING FOR SOMETHING SPECIAL
45. Welsh Poppy-PRAGUE CHRISTMAS MARKETS
46. Lisa-A TRIP TO ALASKA
47. Vicky-FAMILY CHRISTMAS TRIP
48. Sir Thrift Alot-VACATION
49. MAA-TBC
50. Anne-Holiday in 2014
51: Priscilla-TBC
52: Simone-TBC
53: Aubrey Rose-TBC
54: Ruthdigs-TBC
55: Datacreata-TBC
56: Finn-TBC
57: Nic
58: Patricia
59: Lorna-a trip to Omaha to see her lovely boyfriend.
60: Cathy-a trip to the seaside and a camera for her boys.
61: Penny Wise-Besties Hen Do in 2014
62: Gill-Weekend away for her 50th!
63: Bonsaimum-Getaway with hubby.

64: Pam-Trip to Australia
65: Scarlet-30th Anniversary Trip
66: Linn-Debt repayment
67: Janine Eccleston
68: Debbie Burgess-50th Birthday party





So that's 68 of us! 


So let's get filling these pots!! 

And maybe we can share our progress each Sunday?

Good luck to you all.

Welcome to Finn, Lorna and Ruthdigs! Hope you can leave a comment from time to time.

Sft x



48 comments:

  1. A very good group of Sealed Potters. Good luck to everyone :-)

    Sue xx

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  2. I thought I told you but I will be doing a short term challenge. In March I am doing a very short two sail from Brisbane to Sydney on The Queen Mary 2. I intend to not be short of money for that one.

    Then I will start again for Christmas 2013.

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    1. Yes, you did tell me! Sorry Suze! And that is a very exciting goal.

      Sft x

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  3. Good luck everyone!

    I'm 'making' my new pot today. I'll share when it's done :)

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    1. Looking forward to seeing it Laura!

      Sft x

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  4. I'm using the same pot again this year, well it's big enough to encourage us to save lots and lots.

    Not sure of the coinage yet, possibly it would be too confusing trying to save 'new to the house' £2 coins and obviously if I'm shopping with £2 coins I won't be getting them in my change so maybe this will be the year of the coppers and 5p's instead......must think about this one!!

    Well done to everyone who opened their Sealed Pots yesterday, I've been trying to leave comments while working on the laptop in the warmth of the kitchen but although they appear on Blogs while I'm there they seem to disappear the minute I click off.

    So a belated HAPPY BIRTHDAY Sft for yesterday if that comment didn't stick either. I hope you had a wonderful day.

    Sue xx

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    1. Your pot is huge but if anyone can fill it, it will be you two!

      Let's hope you get lots of copper and 5ps in your change.

      Sorry to hear your comments are disappearing. So frustrating.

      Thanks for your belated birthday wishes.

      Sft x

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  5. I looked about, poked around, and realized I'd tossed 99% of my containers day before yesterday when I did an "My parents are coming over!" clean out. (Cough.) I did find a marge tub and converted it with some duct tape and put in my first load of change.

    Picture can be found at : http://rabbitsandfuzz.blogspot.ca/2012/12/a-challenge-saving-money.html

    My goal is a trip to visit the boyfriend in Omaha. If we break up (hopefully not!), or the trip become irrelivent, I'll uh.. come up with a plan b. :)

    This is a grand idea and I'm glad of the support! I'm the world's worst saver!

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    1. So glad you found a pot for the challenge...and congrats on putting in your first load of change.

      I'll have a look at the picture.

      I'll add your name and goal to the list Lorna!

      And do stay around so we can support you.

      Sft x

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  6. This year we are saving up for a camera and a trip to the seaside.
    Our sealed pot is not decorated yet but soon as it is I will put it on my blog.The camera is for one of the boys.

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    1. Those are lovely goals Cathy! I'm sure you will love the seaside.

      And lucky boys-to get a camera.

      Sft x

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  7. Oooo! Can I join in? I think perhaps I should empty the purse of loose change every Sunday night. I have besties hen do coming up in 2014, so I shall be saving for that perhaps! Next job - find a container!

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    1. Of course you can join in Penny Wise! I'll add you to the list.

      Sounds like a good plan-emptying that purse every Sunday.

      Hope you find a container soon and start saving!

      Sft x

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  8. I'm not on there :( please let me join! sf x

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    1. Oh Nic, you were there, I don't know what happened.

      I've added you back on the list. What is your goal?

      Sft x

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  9. Well done to everyone, you've all saved loads. It would be interesting to work out the grand total of everyone's savings. Good luck for 2013.

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    1. Yes, I can tell you worked in a bank once! :)

      Everyone seems really pleased with their totals.

      And I'm sure they will do brilliantly in 2013 too.

      Sft x

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  10. Must post my sealed pot pics today.
    Jane x

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  11. I have an admission! My lovely hubby bought me a food mixer for my birthday, so I am going to have to re-think my aim, but I have already started my pot! xxx

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  12. I need to find a pot!! Eek!!! Glad to take part though - brilliant idea for the mutual support. :-)

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    1. Yes, we'll be supporting each other all the way!

      Hope you find your pot soon.

      Sft x

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    2. I have my pot, on my blog here. About as practical a shape as I'd expect of myself. :-D Still to decide on the end purpose though. Good luck to all!! x

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    3. I love the shape.

      Let me know your goal when you are ready.

      Sft x

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  13. We shall have ours ready later, but it looks a bit sparse...

    There is money in already, we've decided to put in dosh every time we decide to save instead of spend - we didn't go for a coffee in between jobs!

    K&S :)

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    1. Looking forward to seeing it Kay!

      And I love your save instead of spend idea.

      Sft x

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  14. In my new post today, I reported a total of $155.35 saved in 2012,(after the occasional dipping in). That amount is going back in to the pot, (sealed tighter this time) adding to it throughout 2013. What to do with it is yet to be decided. Please add my name to your list.
    Patrica.

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    1. I've added your name. You did so well Patrica, especially with the dipping in.

      Let me know when you've decided on the goal.

      Sft x

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  15. I like your sealed pot and I am also thrilled that 58 people have signed up for your challenge to date.

    I am not spending this years money and will continue adding to it next year as most of the furniture I fancy these days has three zero's included on the price tag. LOL I think my pot will be filling for several years!

    Sx

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    1. Oh, my sealed pot is nothing fancy!

      We're now up to 60 challengers. Which is fantastic!

      Lots of people have decided to continue to add to their pots.

      Saving up for that bigger treat.

      Sft x

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  16. I will definitely do it again, not sure what my goal is just yet...and will be recycling my 3 week old sealed pot ;) I like the way yours has a "visualisation" of your goal though :) When I know mine, I will do something similar but I guess there is plenty of time for that, hehe!

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    1. Yes, visualisation is key for us! See the dream so to speak.

      I'll add you to the list.

      And let me know your goal when you're ready.

      Sft x

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  17. put me down for a weekend away on my 50th birthday in March 2014...

    Gill in Canada

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  18. Could you please put my name on your list for the sealed pot challenge 2013. I would like to save for a getaway with Hubby.

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    1. I will add you and your goal to the list bonsaimum!

      Sft x

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  19. I just joined, and, although I'm one day late, am joining the challenge! I will post a photo of my pot once I have it created. I will be saving toward paying off the debt I incurred when I was out of work for a year (four years ago), with minimal income and high rent. I am out of work again, but working toward opening an online shop, as I am past retirement age and work prospects are few, or at least, they are few if one wants to pay rent and still eat!
    Thanks for the reminder to save up! I have seen this done with a 48 oz. tomato juice tin, where a SIL saved loonies ($1.00 Cdn coins) toward a trip to see us. They had it nearly half full and as I recall, it was several hundred dollars!! Don't know why I didn't start this on my own, and sooner, but better late than never! Thanks again. ~ Linne

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    1. Hi Linne

      I will add you to the list and your goal. I hope you do really well.

      Sft x

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  20. Hey SFT, your list on the left has error.. it should be:
    2013 SEALED POT CHALLENGERS-OPENING 3RD DECEMBER 2013, not 2012..

    My pot now is temporary a metal cookie tin.. Still looking for cardboard box to build my pot!

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    1. Thanks Priscilla.

      I will change that.

      Hope to hear about your cookie tin on Sunday.

      Sft x

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  21. Can I still join, or is it too late?

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    1. Not at all Janine!

      Will be blogging about the first week tomorrow for Sealed Pot Sunday.

      Do let me know what your goal is, when you have decided.

      Sft x

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  22. Hopefully I am slso not too late! I have a 'red robin'moneybox which I will use and all the money will be put towards my 50th party December 2013. As I turned 49 yesterday, I am now in my '50th' year and I am going to spend the year enjoying new experiences and have just set up a blog to record this special year. The party will be to celebrate my big zero & what I hope has been an interesting year.I think the robin prefers £2 coins!!

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    1. I'll add you to the list Debbie!

      You sound really determined to have an incredible 50th year! I love your enthusiasm.

      May pop over to your blog to read about your new experiences.

      I'm sure there will be lots of £2 coins around soon.

      Sft x

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  23. Can I still join too? I would love to have a little green saved for our Anniversary in November.

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  24. Brilliant idea! Sounds like a lot of fun.

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