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Saving up for a rainy day


An exciting time of year the summer – holidays, days out, barbecues with friends and families and of course, money, of which we all need tons to buy new summer clothes, sun creams, flip flops, ice creams and every other delight you cannot possibly do without.

'No worries' money box

One favourite of mine is the good old money box and here’s a picture of mine, a souvenir from the South West a few years back.

As the year progresses any small change I find around the house goes into the money box and isn’t opened until we’re due to go on holiday. Now there’s never massive amounts in there but all the same enough to buy a first class picnic for the journey or treat ourselves to a full English Breakfast on the journey.

I usually take the coins to a local supermarket where they have a coin counting machine that spits out any euros or other foreign currency that may have erroneously gone in. You are then given a receipt so you can collect your booty from a cashier.

Last time I think we drummed about just over £14.00. Not bad.

Do you still have a money box somewhere and what do you do with the money you collect?

footnote 08/06/2010 – I saved £17.49! yoohoo!

5 Comments leave one →
  1. 21/06/2010 11:19 am

    We too do something similar, both the boys have a bottle in their bedroom and we use it at christmas

  2. 21/06/2010 6:19 pm

    That reminds me — next time I go to teh grocery store, I must take my coins too!

  3. scribblingmum permalink
    26/06/2010 7:48 pm

    We save our two pound coins, if either of us get one we HAVE to put it in ‘the tin’. It can be a bit of a bugger when you buy a packet of crisps with a tenner and get the change in them though! We save all year and for the last 5 years have managed to use it towards a night in a hotel for just the two of us, so it’s worth it!

  4. Jean permalink
    07/07/2010 10:25 pm

    Ah, the Jenga stake money went to good use!

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