6 savings challenges worth trying in 2023

Whether you're saving for a deposit on a house, a much needed holiday or simply want to stash some cash for a rainy day, making the most of your coin doesn’t have to be a boring task. There are a myriad of savings challenges to help you reach your goal that can get you there in an exciting way.

Here are some challenges to help you reach your goals in 2023:

  1. Round em up
    This is a great way of saving money without really noticing the difference. Everytime you make a purchase, round up the amount to the nearest dollar and transfer the change to a savings account. It might not seem like a lot of money when it’s five cents or so, but you’d be surprised at just how quickly this adds up.
  2. Luck of the draw
    Start by deciding how many days you would like to make the challenge for. Let’s go with 100 days for our example. Write the numbers 1 - 100 on sheets of scrap paper and put them in a bowl. Each day draw a number and that number is how much you put in your savings account. After all 100 papers have been drawn you should have about $5,050 saved.
  3. 52 week challenge
    For this year-long challenge you’ll be transferring money to your savings account based on the week you are in. If you are on week 1 of the challenge then you transfer $1 into your savings. Then on week 2 you transfer $2, and you continue to do so until you get to week 52 where you put $52 in your account. By the end of the year you will have saved a whopping $1,378!
  4. Gold coin collection
    Every time you have a gold coin, save it. If you don’t frequently use cash then every time you see your everyday account balance end in a 1 or 2, transfer it to a savings account. By the end of 2023, you’d be surprised at just how quickly it tallies up.
  5. Weather Wednesday challenge
    Just like the name suggests, this challenge is based on the temperature for a Wednesday. So when you wake up on a Wednesday morning you should check the temperature and transfer money to your savings based on the number. If you wake up on a cool 20 degree Wednesday then all you have to do is transfer $20.
  6. The heavy piggy
    Bring back your childhood piggy bank and fill it up with all the loose change you accumulate throughout the year. After the piggy has become heavy enough to be considered an exercise weight, go to your nearest bank branch and watch your piggy shed some kilos into your savings. This particular saving challenge might be quite fun for kids.

What are some of the best savings accounts?

If you want the best of the best, check out our Mozo Expert Choice Award winners for Saving Accounts. More than 248 savings products were analysed and compared by a panel of judges to showcase which offered great value to Australian borrowers.

Ready to start saving? Check out our savings account comparison table below to get started on your new saving challenge.

Savings account comparisons on Mozo - last updated 23 April 2024

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    High Interest Savings Account

    5.75% p.a. (for $0 to $250,001)

    4.40% p.a.(for $0 to $250,001)

    Yes up to $250,000

    Bonus rate for the first 4 months from account opening

    Reward yourself with a higher rate for your good savings habits with the Rabobank High Interest Savings Account . Receive the maximum rate when you grow your balance by at least $200 each month. No Account keeping fees. No minimum balance.

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    5.35% p.a. (for $0 to $250,000)

    4.75% p.a.(for $0 to $1,000,000)

    Yes up to $250,000

    Bonus variable rate is available for the first four months.

    Competitive introductory variable rate for first 4 months (on deposits up to $250,000). No account keeping fees to pay. Multiple 2023 Mozo Experts Choice Award winner.

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  • Reward Saver Account

    5.25% p.a. (for $0 to $1,000,000)

    0% p.a.(for $0 and over)

    Yes up to $250,000

    Intro bonus rate of 5.25% for balances up to $1,000,000 for the first 4 months, reverting to 3.25%. Minimum deposit of $50 and no withdrawals.

    Introductory bonus rate for balances up to $1,000,000 for the first 4 months. Minimum deposit of $50 and no withdrawals. Start your account online in under 10 minutes and earn interest on balances up to $1,000,000 (T&Cs apply). No monthly account fees, helping you save smarter and faster.

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    AMP Saver Account

    5.40% p.a. (for $0 to $250,000)

    1.20% p.a.(for $0 to $5,000,000)

    Yes up to $250,000

    Enjoy a bonus rate when you deposit at least $1000 per month with the AMP Saver Account.

    No account fees. Unlimited transactions when linked to an AMP Bank transaction account. Easy online access to your money. Option to link your savings account to an everyday transaction account. 2024 Mozo Experts Choice Award winner.

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    5.00% p.a. (for $0 to $250,000)

    2.00% p.a.(for $0 to $250,000)

    Yes up to $250,000

    Earn a generous interest rate on your at-call savings (T&Cs apply). Interest is calculated daily and paid to you monthly. A $5 monthly membership fee will not apply if your total account balances with First Option Bank exceed $1,000 or you have a credit card or loan with the bank.

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