At Uncle Percy we are all about people achieving their goals, so this is a dedicated little place where you can read about what people are using Uncle Percy for and how it's helping them achieve their goals. Congratulations to everyone who is achieving their goals, keep up the great work.
We are always on the look out for great goals so if you have any ideas please get in touch .
U.P: Overall, how did you find the experience of saving for your R&V ticket with Uncle Percy?
Z.W: Really good! It was like a lay-by, which is really useful around Christmas time as there are so many things to pay for.
U.P: Did you find that Uncle Percy was a good tool to share your goal with your friends and family?
Z.W: I know it is really easy to share through Facebook, however I didn't really use that feature with this goal.
U.P: What were some of the aspects you liked most about Uncle Percy?
Z.W: I liked that it was so easy to transfer money over and that it showed up by the next day. I also liked that Uncle Percy sent emails to let me know how far along I was to reaching my savings goal (it keeps you motivated), and that when I had reached the target my ticket was emailed to me without having to do a thing.
U.P: You were lucky to win a VIP upgrade to the festival, how was it?
Z.W: Awesome!! Having a VIP made the festival so much more enjoyable!!
U.P: What was your favourite part of R&V?
Z.W: Couldn't really say, everything was good. The whole 3 days at the festival were amazing, well organised and it was a fun way to spend new years with all my friends.
U.P: We are always keen to hear feedback from our users, is there anything you think we could do to improve Uncle Percy?
Z.W: I could be wrong because I didn't need to share this goal with anybody, but it would be good if you could make your goal public on the site (or publish to Facebook) but only to selected people. I wouldn't always want anybody to be able to see my goals but would like certain friends and family to be able to. It would be really useful if I could have set up an automatic payment. Makes it easier and the money is out of my account before I can spend it on anything else.
U.P: Would you use Uncle Percy again – and if so, what for?
Z.W: Yes of course!! I would use it to save for anything really. Especially if it was a savings goal that I wanted to be able to share with friends and family and have them contribute to.
Christie's planned Christmas at Omaha. The house is locked and loaded - now all she needed was the the money to pay.
U.P: Overall, how did you find the experience of saving with Uncle Percy?
C.W: Excellent. It was easy to set up and most importantly I achieved my goal quicker than I expected. I decided to sell unwanted stuff on TradeMe to help get to my goal and it was really easy to transfer the money from my bank account to Uncle Percy each time someone paid me so that I couldn’t slip up and spend the money instead.
U.P:What were the aspects that you liked most?
C.W: Easy to set up & contribute & the little picture helped motivate me each time I contributed to get cracking and find some more spare cash.
U.P: Did you find that Uncle Percy was a good tool to help you share your goals with family and friends?
C.W: This goal I just shared with my partner as we were both saving for the house at Xmas. It worked great but would have been nice if he had contributed more!
U.P: Was it easy to keep track of the various people that contributed to your goal?
C.W: Was great that we could both see who had contributed what without all the clutter of other transactions that we would have if were putting into a bank account.
U.P: We are always keen to hear feedback from our users. Have you got any thoughts as to how we could help make Uncle Percy better in the future?
C.W: Automatic payments. Plus a lot of your emails still get lost in my spam filter with my provider so I don’t get any of the contribution emails.
U.P: Would you use Uncle Percy again and if so – what for?
C.W: Yes – saving for a new computer.