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Old 05-05-2014, 13:45   #241
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hey - well done, jm !

3rd month in a row for me - £25 + £50 and now +£25
Thanks, dry prize spell over and well done to you.
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Old 05-05-2014, 20:12   #242
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January = £0
February = £0
March = £25, £25
April = £25
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And another £25 this month. Let's hope it's the start of something big for next month.
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Old 03-06-2014, 17:01   #244
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They haven't yet updated the front page of the NS&I site, but I logged into my account to find £25 more in there than I was expecting - so they must update the NS&I accounts well ahead of their usual checker. Anyway:

January = £0
February = £0
March = £25, £25
April = £25
May = £25
June = £25

I logged-in originally to see if they had increased the total potential holdings to £40,000 like was outlined in the budget as happening in June - they have done that, so who here's going to be first to hit £40k in bonds?
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Old 03-06-2014, 21:04   #245
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I'll be using the 15k ISA limit and the 2xS123 accounts 1st before I put anything back into PM's. On Moneybox on Saturday then they should you could possibly get upto 23 prizes a year(if lucky) with 40k in Bonds where as a £1 bond will probaly win once in a lifetime!
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Nothing this month

July £0, Aug £0, Sep £0, Oct £0, Nov £0, Dec £0. Jan £0, Feb £0, Mar £0, Apr £25, May £0, Jun £0
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And another £25 this month. Let's hope it's the start of something big for next month.

Another £25. Thank you.
Maybe building the momentum up before the big kill.....


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Old 17-06-2014, 12:18   #248
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£25 for this month:

Jan - £0
Feb - £0
March - £0
April - £0
May - £75 (3 x £25)
June - £25
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Old 18-06-2014, 10:16   #249
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Some people seem to have great luck and consistently get £25 per month, others seem to never get anything at all! (My dad)

Is there a trick to it?
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Old 18-06-2014, 10:20   #250
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Unless you know how much they have invested, then the frequency and size of win is meaningless.
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Some people seem to have great luck and consistently get £25 per month, others seem to never get anything at all! (My dad)

Is there a trick to it?
On Moneybox on R4 a few weeks ago they said that if you have the max amount then you could be as lucky to get around 23 prizes a year but a person with a single bond would be lucky to win once in a lifetime. There are no guarantee's though.





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Old 03-07-2014, 21:19   #252
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£0 for this month:

Jan - £0
Feb - £0
March - £0
April - £0
May - £75 (3 x £25)
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Nothing this month

Aug £0, Sep £0, Oct £0, Nov £0, Dec £0. Jan £0, Feb £0, Mar £0, Apr £25, May £0, Jun £0, July £0
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Nothing this month

Aug £0, Sep £0, Oct £0, Nov £0, Dec £0. Jan £0, Feb £0, Mar £0, Apr £25, May £0, Jun £0, July £0
How many months are you prepared to let it continue and without Investment level then hard to tell.If its £100 investment then thats quite good but upper Thousands Id have it in an interest paying or ISA unless you filled those options already?
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£3k. Best I could have done in savings would have been about £60, so yes, down on the year, but I don't just see it as a savings vehicle, it is an opportunity to win some bigger money.
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£3k. Best I could have done in savings would have been about £60, so yes, down on the year, but I don't just see it as a savings vehicle, it is an opportunity to win some bigger money.
You can get £60 a yr from Halifax if you have a current account and pay so much in a month but with 3k thats about right and if you win big then you will be one lucky bugger 3k you arent missing out on Interest really and a good yr could see you up doing well.It would be different if we were talking 10k+
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2x£25 this month. Onwards and upwards for next month, 2x £1,000,000 prices. Not too shabby to take one of those.
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Mar = £0
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First win on the boards.
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The second million is now part of the prizes, and the interest rate for the prize fund is up from a paltry 1.30% to a colossal 1.35%
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