Monday, 4 February 2013

The Adventure Jar!

Does anyone else find coins like 1p, 2p and 5p really quite useless and space clogging in their purse? I do, I hate the feeling of being weighed down by a heavy bag thanks to a purse overflowing with those pointless coins.
Combining my annoyance with these coins and my love of adventures with my boyfriend we created our very own adventure jar! I used to save up my coppers and 5ps and put them in my bank every now and then and end up using them on something boring like petrol or food shopping, now however,  they get popped in the jar. The adventure jar is basically our treat fund, each time the jar is almost full we take the contents down to the local supermarket and use the coin star to turn the coins into cash. The cash we get out then goes towards a treat such as going to the cinema, bowling or dinner.
On our first adventure fund cash in we had just under £20, £16something to be exact. That was enough to contribute towards a nice meal that night without breaking into the dwindling bank funds. The jar is already being filled daily ready for our next date night adventure!
Do any of you have any savvy saving tips or tricks that you do at home? 


  1. My Mum and I save all our silver coins and twice a year go on a major shopping spree with about £200 each!

  2. This is such a good idea. I always want to do something like this but can never stick to it. I always delve right in when I can visibly see theres a fair bit of cash in there!

    Leanne @ Leanne-Marie | Beauty, fashion & lifestyle. x x

  3. This is way cute.

  4. This is such a cute idea! The jar looks adorable! I have something similar to save for mine and Ian's wedding. My mum got me a big pot jar, the only way to get into it is to smash it open, its says 'wedding fund' on the front! Good luck with your saving Xx


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