Introducing Moonjar moonboxes + Giveaway

My children get pocket money weekly and it is usually spent on magazines or sweets.

I try to insist that they save some of their money and any extra they earn by doing a few jobs around the house is put into their money boxes.

When given the money however they find it really hard to save any especially Emmy who counts up every penny working out which toy/sweet she can buy for that amount – I swear she has memorised the prices of all the sweets in our local shop.

For this reason I am really liking the new Moonjar money box which is separated into 3 different sections, these sections are: Spend, Save and Share.

By separating the money into these 3 sections it is a visual reminder that not all of that money needs to be spent in one go.

I’ve been using this with Emily as she is the one who finds it hardest to save any money. Spreading her pocket money into the 3 sections does seem to be working now. She spends what’s in her spend section quickly then if she is still wanting more that week she turns to the share section….this is a little harder to grasp but she does use it to buy herself and Harry a sweet and the money in her save pot is being saved for either more LOL dolls and as spending money for on holiday.

I have also been selling some of the kids old toys which they don’t play with and clothes which no longer fit, the money made from this has been split between the share and save pots (This week I sold their old swing set and I wasn’t going to let them spent £40 on rubbish so this went straight into the save side I’ve also, cellotaped this side shut in case of temptation).

The 3 boxes are held together with a band or can be stored separately from each other which may be a good idea if your kids are likely to dip into the save box.

If you would like to purchase one for yourselves then use this code “Emmysmummy” at checkout for a 15% discount (code expires on 22nd July): You can purchase the Moonjar money boxes here.

These have a RRP of £29.99 however are currently on sale for £20

Giveaway Time

I have a Moonjar money box to give away to one lucky reader.

If you would like to win please enter via the rafflecopter form below.

This giveaway will close at midnight on 1st August 2018 and is open to UK entrants only. Good luck

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Disclaimer: I received a Moonjar money box for the purpose of this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

61 thoughts on “Introducing Moonjar moonboxes + Giveaway

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  3. My two are quite young so I give them four buttons at the beginning of the week and if they want something like a comic or a bar of chocolate they have to give me a button. For every button they have left over I put a 50p in a moneybox. Explaining about these 50ps will come a bit later.

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  6. We have a 7 day rule where if they want something they must wait a week. If they still want it after 7 days then they can buy it, but often they have forgotten about it or want something new.

  7. My daughter’s 5, so she hasn’t had much money yet. But I have been showing her prices to see that £1 isn’t enough for the toys she wants. I want to start giving her pocket money and like the idea of the different jars.

  8. Reminding them that each penny saved takes tham a step closer to the special thing they are saving for!

  9. Teaching them that if they want something they need to work and save. My children all have chore charts so they can work for money and save for something they want ☀️

  10. The 1p Saving Challenge is a very thoughtful way for every single member of the family to be involved in the everyday idea of saving for the whole 52 weeks of the year. By daily adding +1p more every day, you could easily save over £650 a year which could be spent for a family holiday for instance.

  11. Getting them to understand the value of money and then getting them to earn a little with chores and save up for something they would like.

  12. We opened a children’s savings account for our son and save all our coppers and 20p’s for him. It soon mounts up and he enjoys counting it and paying it all in.

  13. Let them handle money at the shops.
    Encourage them to save some of their birthday/Christmas
    money.
    Let them know where the saved money goes & what happens to it i.e. interest or prizes in premium bonds.

  14. Tell them what things cost and show how money is earnt -like a toy for £20 = 20 jobs round the house.

  15. buy teaching them the value of money if they really want something they need to learn to save for it

  16. give them a reason to save, so recently my daughter has been saving for when she goes to her nans in the summer holidays, and she has done really well.

  17. teach them the value of money from a young age, and explain if you don’t have enough money then you cannot have everything you want, priorities regarding money is essential

  18. saving jars with a picture of the toy or what they want to save up for on the jar it has helped my step children

  19. They have to do chores to earn their money, so that makes the money more valuable to them . They do not get things constantly bought for them that they want, but do not need, so they save up for them . That’s not saying we do not treat them, of course we do, but we are not a money tree I say to them I have to work to provide for the family needs, so they must do so for what they want.

  20. Not buying on impulse, if they see things they want, I encourage them to write it on a list, and then, when they go back to it a few days later, they have normally changed their minds. They are gradually learning that when they wander around the shops with me they don’t really want everything they see, and so don’t waste their pocket money.

  21. I try and explain that some things are expensive and they have to save their pocket money to put towards that item.

  22. I teach my daughter the value of money by letting her do small chores for which she earns some pocket money and at the same time I teach her and show by example to care and give to those less fortunate.

  23. A piggy bank is a great way to teach kids the importance of saving while giving them an easy way to do it.

  24. I have tended to give young child money to pay for what he / she has chosen :- When we are at checkout / till. Allowing child to interact with shop staff, as allows child to build up some social skills, and get used to handling money / cash. They can then gradually get used to prices, value, counting, arithmetic, etc.

    Having a toy / ornamental bank at home, can encourage saving towards an item, for holiday, etc:- Whatever the child has chosen for self, or gift for a loved one ( Gran, etc)

  25. Setting a good example as they grow up about responsible money management. That means often having to say no and explaining why the answer is no today but that it might be yes to something even better at a later date.
    I have not seen this money box before but absolutely love it.

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