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    • Bobarella
    • By Bobarella 24th Dec 16, 3:49 PM
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    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 53.62 2016-62.28 2015- 84.20)
    RYSAW17 1805.58 2016 2,535.16 2015 1027.20
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    • crazy_cat_lady
    • By crazy_cat_lady 26th Dec 16, 6:55 PM
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    • #2
    • 26th Dec 16, 6:55 PM
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    • 26th Dec 16, 6:55 PM
    I'm in again this year Bob. I stopped counting in June, but had wombled 632 by then...
    NST May #13 NSD 7/16 RYSAW17 #1 412.74 20p Savers #88 1 a day for Xmas # DFD 6 Nov 15 - paid 28,447
    • Kanoona
    • By Kanoona 26th Dec 16, 6:59 PM
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    • #3
    • 26th Dec 16, 6:59 PM
    • #3
    • 26th Dec 16, 6:59 PM
    Could I join please! big fan of this thread very helpful xx
    Pay off all your debt 2017: 3500/0
    Clothing Challenge 2017: 600/0
    Sealed Pot: 0 Virtual Sealed Pot: 0
    • VintageHistorian
    • By VintageHistorian 26th Dec 16, 8:05 PM
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    • #4
    • 26th Dec 16, 8:05 PM
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    • 26th Dec 16, 8:05 PM
    I did this last year under a different username, so I'd like to join again this year under my new name.

    Thank you for running it again Bobarella!
    "You won't bloom until you're planted" - Graffiti spotted in Newcastle.

    Make 3 a Day in May 2017 - 25.74/93 (2017 total - 112.98) | Womble #03 - 4.32 | Overpayments - 490.88
    • Bobarella
    • By Bobarella 26th Dec 16, 8:31 PM
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    • 26th Dec 16, 8:31 PM
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    • 26th Dec 16, 8:31 PM
    IRemember you're STILL a Womble (RYSAW17) contenders

    Scores accurate to April 1st.

    1. CCL 390.59
    4. Bob 1538.12
    6. FlorenceJ 461.87
    7. Toni's friend 599.65
    12. Dizzy Imp 3400.99
    13. Sugarbaby 3858.01
    14. Sistercas 330.37
    15. Foxholes
    17. Nellsnest 182.00
    19. Massa 309.09
    21. Miss Empty Piggy 1315.20
    24. Muppets 218.85
    25. Siebre 5129.77
    28. LuckyPenny 461.97
    32. Determined 1726.89
    33.TOG 189
    35. JoBlogs 3213.97
    3. Vintage Historian 4.32
    36. Pink Giraffe

    Scores not provided - if you want to join back in let me know your score

    2. Kanonna
    5. Amber
    8. Naomi
    9. Jellie
    10. Make a Change
    11. PM02
    18. Jevvers
    20. Autumnleaves
    22. Magpied
    23. FVD
    26. Olaf
    27. Saver Upper
    29. Squishylove
    30. Mostlyfine
    31. Matley
    34. Allthe7s
    16. Crafty Witch
    Last edited by Bobarella; 02-05-2017 at 8:23 PM.
    " Your vibe attracts your tribe"

    Debt neutral 27/03/17 from 40k in the hole 2012.
    Roadkill 17 53.62 2016-62.28 2015- 84.20)
    RYSAW17 1805.58 2016 2,535.16 2015 1027.20
    • Florence J
    • By Florence J 26th Dec 16, 8:34 PM
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    • #6
    • 26th Dec 16, 8:34 PM
    • #6
    • 26th Dec 16, 8:34 PM
    I'm in, still waiting to declare my 2016 womble totals in case I womble anything last minute. Love, Love, Love this thread.
    Sealed Pot Challenge 10 #553 (90) Wombling free 2017 = 581.68 Pay off all your debts by Xmas 2017 #53 (1797.90/3000) Debt to OH paid back 601.75/1001.75
    April 2017 Credit Card Debt: 4919.44
    • Bobarella
    • By Bobarella 26th Dec 16, 8:34 PM
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    • 26th Dec 16, 8:34 PM
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    • 26th Dec 16, 8:34 PM
    I'm in again this year Bob. I stopped counting in June, but had wombled 632 by then...
    Originally posted by crazy_cat_lady
    You are in Cat

    Could I join please! big fan of this thread very helpful xx
    Originally posted by Kanoona
    Nice to have you aboard Kanoona.

    I did this last year under a different username, so I'd like to join again this year under my new name.

    Thank you for running it again Bobarella!
    Originally posted by VintageHistorian
    Of course, lovely to have returning Wombles
    " Your vibe attracts your tribe"

    Debt neutral 27/03/17 from 40k in the hole 2012.
    Roadkill 17 53.62 2016-62.28 2015- 84.20)
    RYSAW17 1805.58 2016 2,535.16 2015 1027.20
    • amber03
    • By amber03 26th Dec 16, 8:40 PM
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    • #8
    • 26th Dec 16, 8:40 PM
    • #8
    • 26th Dec 16, 8:40 PM
    I'd like to join this year please.xx
    Debtfree and and staying that way.
    1000 Emergency fund No.112 624.00


    WOMBLER 2017 NO. 5 1.60
    • Bobarella
    • By Bobarella 26th Dec 16, 8:43 PM
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    • #9
    • 26th Dec 16, 8:43 PM
    • #9
    • 26th Dec 16, 8:43 PM
    I'd like to join this year please.xx
    Originally posted by amber03
    Hi Amber. Welcome to the challenge. Contender number assigned.

    Bob
    " Your vibe attracts your tribe"

    Debt neutral 27/03/17 from 40k in the hole 2012.
    Roadkill 17 53.62 2016-62.28 2015- 84.20)
    RYSAW17 1805.58 2016 2,535.16 2015 1027.20
    • Toni'sfriend
    • By Toni'sfriend 27th Dec 16, 5:16 PM
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    Hi Bob

    Can I Join, please.
    One pf my goals for 2017 is to spend as little as possible and cut down waste. Won''t be as good as you experienced Womblers but will be interesting to see how much I can save.
    • Florence J
    • By Florence J 27th Dec 16, 6:31 PM
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    Hi Bob, can I have a number? I wish to join again.
    Sealed Pot Challenge 10 #553 (90) Wombling free 2017 = 581.68 Pay off all your debts by Xmas 2017 #53 (1797.90/3000) Debt to OH paid back 601.75/1001.75
    April 2017 Credit Card Debt: 4919.44
    • Natoni
    • By Natoni 28th Dec 16, 11:08 PM
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    Hi could i join this please
    • *Jellie*
    • By *Jellie* 29th Dec 16, 7:24 AM
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    Hi!
    I am a womble thread newbie!
    January grocery challenge 52.28/180. January NSD 3/20.
    2017 Womble #9 2.98
    Saving for Christmas 2017 #46 50/ 520. 365 Day Penny Challenge in 2017 10.64/667.95. VSP 2017 # 0/500. SPC 10
    Stashbusting projects 3/365
    Crazy clothes challenge 2017 #12 5/200
    • Bobarella
    • By Bobarella 29th Dec 16, 5:25 PM
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    I'm in, still waiting to declare my 2016 womble totals in case I womble anything last minute. Love, Love, Love this thread.
    Originally posted by Florence J
    Horray for returners you are numbered
    " Your vibe attracts your tribe"

    Debt neutral 27/03/17 from 40k in the hole 2012.
    Roadkill 17 53.62 2016-62.28 2015- 84.20)
    RYSAW17 1805.58 2016 2,535.16 2015 1027.20
    • Bobarella
    • By Bobarella 29th Dec 16, 5:33 PM
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    Hi Bob

    Can I Join, please.
    One pf my goals for 2017 is to spend as little as possible and cut down waste. Won''t be as good as you experienced Womblers but will be interesting to see how much I can save.
    Originally posted by Toni'sfriend
    Hi Tonisfriend

    Great to see you on this thread, duly numbered

    Bob
    " Your vibe attracts your tribe"

    Debt neutral 27/03/17 from 40k in the hole 2012.
    Roadkill 17 53.62 2016-62.28 2015- 84.20)
    RYSAW17 1805.58 2016 2,535.16 2015 1027.20
    • Bobarella
    • By Bobarella 29th Dec 16, 5:34 PM
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    Hi could i join this please
    Originally posted by Natoni
    Lovely to see new faces

    Hi!
    I am a womble thread newbie!
    Originally posted by *Jellie*
    Hello there
    " Your vibe attracts your tribe"

    Debt neutral 27/03/17 from 40k in the hole 2012.
    Roadkill 17 53.62 2016-62.28 2015- 84.20)
    RYSAW17 1805.58 2016 2,535.16 2015 1027.20
    • Bobarella
    • By Bobarella 29th Dec 16, 5:35 PM
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    I think everyone who has asked for a number is now down on the contender list above. I will get there with speccing out the challenge been a bit poorly, bear with
    " Your vibe attracts your tribe"

    Debt neutral 27/03/17 from 40k in the hole 2012.
    Roadkill 17 53.62 2016-62.28 2015- 84.20)
    RYSAW17 1805.58 2016 2,535.16 2015 1027.20
    • Makeachange
    • By Makeachange 29th Dec 16, 7:28 PM
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    Makeachange
    Hi could i join this please!
    Slashing the debts, clearing the mind and shifting the weight... One small step at a time

    Weight: 7/42lbs
    Debt: 37% paid
    • Bobarella
    • By Bobarella 29th Dec 16, 9:06 PM
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    Hi could i join this please!
    Originally posted by Makeachange
    Sure. Numbered above.
    " Your vibe attracts your tribe"

    Debt neutral 27/03/17 from 40k in the hole 2012.
    Roadkill 17 53.62 2016-62.28 2015- 84.20)
    RYSAW17 1805.58 2016 2,535.16 2015 1027.20
    • Florence J
    • By Florence J 29th Dec 16, 9:07 PM
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    Thank you Bob, I am eagerly looking forward to 2017!
    Sealed Pot Challenge 10 #553 (90) Wombling free 2017 = 581.68 Pay off all your debts by Xmas 2017 #53 (1797.90/3000) Debt to OH paid back 601.75/1001.75
    April 2017 Credit Card Debt: 4919.44
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