You simply pop a pound (or equivalent according on your country!) into your jam jar when you've done your sit-ups or equivalent for the day. Then you spend the money on that new pair of jeans/that new haircut you've promised yourself. Or whatever it may be that you've given yourself as an incentive.
You might want to call it a contemporary jam jar savings.
I do something similar. Every Sunday, whatever change is in my purse (not a lot usually because I don't have any... and I tend to pay by card) goes in my savings pot. Then that money goes towards having my hair coloured or a new pair of shoes. If an emergency comes up before the pot is full, I have to dive in... but it's still fun and a good way for me to save. It also helps to stop me break into a note on a Sunday if there's one burning a hole in my purse. If it's broken, it's straight in the pot on Sunday night!
What incentives do you have to save for something?
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