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    • Bobarella
    • By Bobarella 24th Dec 16, 3:49 PM
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    Bobarella
    Remember you're STILL a Womble - 2017 challenge
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    • 24th Dec 16, 3:49 PM
    Remember you're STILL a Womble - 2017 challenge 24th Dec 16 at 3:49 PM
    Dear All

    Finally have time to update what this challenge is about. Firstly what is wombling?

    Wombling is at its most basic level finding things. That you can use and someone else decided they couldn't. When I started this challenge in January of 2015, I used to Womble a lot of brand match coupons, these were just like finding money and I have no idea why people ever threw them away.
    My initial idea was to try and find one thing each time I left the house that would make my life cheaper in some way. Roadkill (change found on the road, bus, self service till draw) is a great one for that. I find that I can usually find at least 1p per journey and although some people would say what's the point? Because I trained myself to look for coins as second nature I have found a lot of money over the years £ 84.20 in 2015, & £62.28 last year.
    I often find useful big items left in the street outside people's houses with notes saying 'take me away' last year I even found a Hoover. I needed a new one so took it. This saves me quite a lot of money. My own wombling style is finder, but a lot of people Womble a lot of money by doing BOGOFFs. Or eBay buying.

    YS shopping is worth a mention. If you are able to buy food with a huge mark down then that's a Womble.

    Basically if you are able to make a saving in any way, including comping then that's a Womble. I don't have any strict rules for this challenge and quite often we just chat! So come on in and join the free fun.

    Bob
    Last edited by Bobarella; 03-01-2017 at 3:22 PM.
    " Your vibe attracts your tribe"

    Debt neutral 27/03/17 from £40k in the hole 2012.
    Roadkill 17 £56.58 2016-£62.28 2015- £84.20)
    RYSAW17 £1900 2016 £2,535.16 2015 £1027.20
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    • sugarbaby125
    • By sugarbaby125 4th Dec 17, 1:10 AM
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    sugarbaby125
    I bought a hardback book for myself in Poundland and saved myself £18.99

    I was given a free ticket to see Heisenberg: The Uncertainty Principal and saved myself £43

    1 hopper bus journey on Saturday worth £1.50

    I got a £7 refund from Asda as a box of Ariel Colour & Style was delivered to me damaged

    eBay Bargains:

    2 X M & S Ladies pack of 5 briefs for £6.97 and £7.49 including P & P costs saving me £9.54

    New Men's Red Herring Blue/White Check Shirt for £9.50 including P & P costs saving me £11.50

    #13 current total = £13,508.94
    • Florence J
    • By Florence J 4th Dec 17, 1:42 PM
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    Florence J
    £4.50 Supermarket Offers
    Sealed Pot Challenge 11 #553
    £1000 Emergency Fund Challenge #253
    Wombling free 2017 = £2118.64
    Pay off all your debts by Xmas 2017 #53 (£3133.08/£3000)
    November 2017 Credit Card Debt: £3980
    • Siebrie
    • By Siebrie 5th Dec 17, 12:20 PM
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    Siebrie
    1 mandarin and 1 kaki fruit from Reception €0,40 (there was also plenty of biscuits and sweets on offer, but I didn't take those )
    Still a womble 2017 #25 € 7101,62= £ 6309.50 Wombling Free 2016 #2 € 3.483,31= £ 2,969.05
    • sugarbaby125
    • By sugarbaby125 5th Dec 17, 4:14 PM
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    sugarbaby125
    Morleys Department Store Bargains:

    3 X Luxury Egyptian Cotton hand towels reduced from £15 each to £6 each, saved myself £27

    5 X Egyptian Cotton guest towels reduced from £5 each to £2.50 each, saved myself £12.50

    I had a free cinema ticket to see a preview of the film God's Own Country which saved me £14.10

    3 for 2 offer on Christmas tags in Co-Op saved me £1.50

    1 hopper bus journey on Sunday worth £1.50

    I saved £25 on a 9ct gold bracelet that I bought on eBay by making an offer price which was accepted instead of paying the Buy It Now price

    #13 current total = £13,590.54
    • sugarbaby125
    • By sugarbaby125 6th Dec 17, 6:48 PM
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    8 X 500ml Carex liquid hand wash from Poundland £8 saved me £8

    2 hopper bus journeys today saved me £3

    2 bottles of water bought for me at Karaoke saved me £2

    Lift home from Karaoke in my friend's car saved me the £1.50 bus fare

    I went to see the film Home Again at my local Odeon for the Silver Screen showing for £3, which saved me £6.25 compared to the standard adult ticket price. I also got a free cup of tea which saved me £1.90

    eBay Bargains:

    Adidas Men's Gryphon Track Pants £16.99 saved me £18

    Ladies M & S Black Mesh Heatgen Polka Dot Evening Top £8.97 saved me £10.53

    5 Pack of Ladies M & S No VPL Modal & Cotton Briefs £6.97 saved me £5.03

    Men's Projekts NYC Broderick Navy Shorts £4.99 saved me £20

    Men's Condemned Nation Sulcis Black Shorts £5 saved me £19.99

    Men's Adidas Judo Blue/Black Hoodie £15.79 saved me £24.20

    Men's Projekts NYC Plume Navy Jersey Shorts saved me £15

    Men's Minimum Garton Thunder Blue Shorts. £4,99 saved me £35

    5 Pack Ladies M & S Cotton Lilac Briefs £7,99 saved me £4.01

    Men's Next Silk Grey/Black Tie and Pocket Square £3.22 saved me £11.78

    1 Million Paco Rabanne for Men EDT 100ml £33.90 saved me £30.10

    #13 current total = £13,813.76
    • Florence J
    • By Florence J 10th Dec 17, 3:23 PM
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    Florence J
    Collected 20 mixed sized and occasion gift bags off a neighbour, all good condition, had 4 bottle bags which I needed, so that alone saved me about £5, I will claim what I think is a conservative £15 for all of them.

    Half a shared Mulled Cider £1.50

    1.5 Pints, about £6

    Go on an arcade game £1

    TOTAL = £23.50
    Sealed Pot Challenge 11 #553
    £1000 Emergency Fund Challenge #253
    Wombling free 2017 = £2118.64
    Pay off all your debts by Xmas 2017 #53 (£3133.08/£3000)
    November 2017 Credit Card Debt: £3980
    • sugarbaby125
    • By sugarbaby125 11th Dec 17, 11:52 AM
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    My weekly online grocery shopping special offers and price reductions saved me £62.25

    Silver Screen Odeon cinema ticket £3 saved me £6.25 compared to the standard adult ticket price and a free cup of tea worth £1.90

    3 hopper bus journeys on Thursday worth £4.50

    I saved 57p in Lidl on their snack fruit and vegetable offer

    Tesco In Store Shop savings £14.75

    Free ticket to see A Vision of Elvis at The Indigo 02 saved me £26

    3 hopper bus journeys on Friday worth £4.50 and 1 free journey on the underground worth £2.10 as my Oyster card had turned into a one day Travelcard

    1 hopper bus journey on Saturday £1.50

    #13 current total = £13,933.58
    • Florence J
    • By Florence J 11th Dec 17, 3:55 PM
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    Florence J
    Southern Comfort were doing a promotion in the city centre yesterday, got a free Southern Comfort sweater, will probably just use it to sleep in.

    Will claim £10.
    Sealed Pot Challenge 11 #553
    £1000 Emergency Fund Challenge #253
    Wombling free 2017 = £2118.64
    Pay off all your debts by Xmas 2017 #53 (£3133.08/£3000)
    November 2017 Credit Card Debt: £3980
    • Siebrie
    • By Siebrie 12th Dec 17, 11:09 AM
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    Siebrie
    St Nicolas and his Petes came to our house (courtesy of the local youth club) and left much joy and about 3kg of sweets €7


    13 loyalty points from wombled receipts.
    Still a womble 2017 #25 € 7101,62= £ 6309.50 Wombling Free 2016 #2 € 3.483,31= £ 2,969.05
    • Florence J
    • By Florence J 13th Dec 17, 11:16 PM
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    Florence J
    £8.49 for a product I am testing.
    Sealed Pot Challenge 11 #553
    £1000 Emergency Fund Challenge #253
    Wombling free 2017 = £2118.64
    Pay off all your debts by Xmas 2017 #53 (£3133.08/£3000)
    November 2017 Credit Card Debt: £3980
    • sugarbaby125
    • By sugarbaby125 14th Dec 17, 1:17 AM
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    Lift home from Karaoke saved me the £1.50 bus fare

    £2.30
    for free school dinner last week Thursday for my son

    Odeon Silver Screen ticket £3 saved me £6.25 on a standard adult ticket and free cup of tea worth £1.90

    I saved a total of £15.22 buying items I would normally buy in Poundland and Tesco from Savers

    3 hopper bus journeys on Wednesday worth £4.50

    A free ticket for me to see A Christmas Carol at Christmas in Leicester Square which saved me £20

    1p roadkill

    #13 current total = £13,985.26
    Last edited by sugarbaby125; Today at 9:39 AM.
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