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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 5th Sep 17, 9:49 AM
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    sugarbaby125
    2 hopper bus journeys worth £3

    I bought 3 Big Macs and 3 medium fries for £5.97 with Oyster receipt vouchers which saved me £5.97

    #13 current total = £10,157.46
    • LuckyPenny
    • By LuckyPenny 5th Sep 17, 9:46 PM
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    LuckyPenny
    £7 Blue Rewards
    Womble #28 £3,254
    Pay off all debts by Xmas 2017 #40 £3965/£5865 Christmas 2017 Saving #11 £104/365
    Competition wins £11,840

    • determined new ms
    • By determined new ms 7th Sep 17, 6:30 AM
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    determined new ms
    Morning have been very low on wombles recently! Madam's 1st ballet class of term was free £7.50 she's been having school meals at school all week (but free for 1st 2 years £11.25
    DF as at 30/12/16
    Wombling '16 £287.33 Roadkill £28.25
    Wombling YTD £2982.2/Roadkill £8.63
    SFDs Oct 13/15 CC saved £2372.50
    • sugarbaby125
    • By sugarbaby125 7th Sep 17, 11:16 AM
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    sugarbaby125
    2 hopper bus journeys on Tuesday and Wednesday worth £6

    Book from Poundland saved me £8.99

    6 X Quavers from Poundland reduced to 50p saved me 50p

    52p roadkill

    My Weekly Online Grocery Shopping, special offers and price reductions £46.35

    Half price theatre ticket saved me £37.50

    #13 current total = £10,257.32
    • Siebrie
    • By Siebrie 7th Sep 17, 1:04 PM
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    Siebrie
    1 apple and 1 kiwi from Reception €0,40
    1 lunchmeat box (plastic, 3-tiered, with a lid, to keep luncheon meat and sliced cheese in the fridge) free with supermarket shopping €1
    Still a womble 2017 #25 € 6860,69= £ 6071.651 Wombling Free 2016 #2 € 3.483,31= £ 2,969.05
    • determined new ms
    • By determined new ms 8th Sep 17, 6:26 AM
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    determined new ms
    hurrah 2 small wombles yesterday a bottle of elderflower & rose presse £2.29 & a ys ciabatta 99p given to me by a friend who came for dinner last night

    A lovely evening of chatting and laughter = priceless!
    DF as at 30/12/16
    Wombling '16 £287.33 Roadkill £28.25
    Wombling YTD £2982.2/Roadkill £8.63
    SFDs Oct 13/15 CC saved £2372.50
    • sugarbaby125
    • By sugarbaby125 9th Sep 17, 6:36 AM
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    sugarbaby125
    17p found on classroom floors

    2 hopper bus journeys worth £3 (Thursday)

    3 hopper bus journeys worth £4.50 (Friday)

    12 packets of Quavers from Poundland reduced to £1 saved me £1

    Big Mac and medium fries for £1.99 with an Oyster receipt voucher saved me £1.99

    #13 current total = £10,267.98
    • determined new ms
    • By determined new ms 9th Sep 17, 7:03 AM
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    determined new ms
    Morning ha ha wombles are like buses I didn't have any for ages and this week they seem to be trickling along

    yesterday I got £15 off a pair of black trousers, was given 6 mini muffins - say 50p and 1/2 a carton of apple juice after a team meeting say 50p
    DF as at 30/12/16
    Wombling '16 £287.33 Roadkill £28.25
    Wombling YTD £2982.2/Roadkill £8.63
    SFDs Oct 13/15 CC saved £2372.50
    • Florence J
    • By Florence J 9th Sep 17, 10:42 PM
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    Florence J
    £14.77 off an amazon order

    £2.50 for a free bottle of milkshake syrup and cold remedy from in laws

    £10 for free alcohol at friend's birthday party
    Sealed Pot Challenge 10 #553 (£94.58) £1000 Emergency Fund Challenge #253 Wombling free 2017 = £2008.60 Pay off all your debts by Xmas 2017 #53 (£3118.08/£3000) Debt to OH paid back £1146.96/1146.96
    November 2017 Credit Card Debt: £4025
    • sugarbaby125
    • By sugarbaby125 10th Sep 17, 10:24 AM
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    sugarbaby125
    2 hopper bus journeys worth £3

    2 adult Vue cinema tickets worth £27. I used one of my Nectar Summer Reward vouchers. Me and my daughter watched the film Detroit.

    #13 current total = £10,297.98
    • Siebrie
    • By Siebrie 11th Sep 17, 8:40 AM
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    Siebrie
    bottle of beer free through voucher 138 loyalty points
    60 loyalty points with €4 worth of veg/fruit
    loyalty points from wombled receipts 44
    Still a womble 2017 #25 € 6860,69= £ 6071.651 Wombling Free 2016 #2 € 3.483,31= £ 2,969.05
    • sugarbaby125
    • By sugarbaby125 11th Sep 17, 8:29 PM
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    sugarbaby125
    My Body Shop order: I saved £12 with a 30% discount code, I used a Love Your Body voucher which reduced my order by another £5. I got 4 free gifts with the order worth £32 and free delivery worth £2.49

    My Tesco order: I saved £6.40 with special offers. I got £3 off the bill with Brand Guarantee and I had an e-coupon which got me 55 Ariel pods worth £12 for free.

    2 hopper bus journeys worth £3

    #13 current total = £10,373.87
    • Siebrie
    • By Siebrie 12th Sep 17, 2:47 PM
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    Siebrie
    1 apple, 1 kiwi, 1 piece of melon from Reception €0,60
    Still a womble 2017 #25 € 6860,69= £ 6071.651 Wombling Free 2016 #2 € 3.483,31= £ 2,969.05
    • sugarbaby125
    • By sugarbaby125 13th Sep 17, 10:29 PM
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    sugarbaby125
    2 hopper bus journeys worth £3 (Tuesday)

    4 hopper bus journeys worth £6 (Wednesday)

    Silver cinema ticket for £3 which saved me £6.25 on the usual price of an adult ticket at my local Odeon

    I used a Nectar Summer Rewards voucher to buy 2 pizzas at Pizza Express worth £24

    Free cup of tea at the Odeon cinema worth £1.90

    #13 current total = £10,415.02
    • Siebrie
    • By Siebrie 14th Sep 17, 10:04 AM
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    Siebrie
    trial dance class for dd2 €5
    breakfast at work session €1
    Still a womble 2017 #25 € 6860,69= £ 6071.651 Wombling Free 2016 #2 € 3.483,31= £ 2,969.05
    • sugarbaby125
    • By sugarbaby125 15th Sep 17, 7:31 AM
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    sugarbaby125
    Weekly Online Grocery Shopping special offers and price reductions saved me £28.60

    2 hopper bus journeys worth £3

    I saved £1.85 on my lunch meal deal in Co-op yesterday

    #13 current total = £10,448.47
    • Siebrie
    • By Siebrie 18th Sep 17, 9:47 AM
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    Siebrie
    Free trial size toothpaste from dentist €1,50

    It's not really 'free'.... I have to pay to get my teeth seen to, and have fillings, and have a wisdom tooth extracted. I just try to remember to pick up my freeby toothpastes after every visit.


    15 euros worth of mobile phone credits, because we referred a friend to our provider.
    Still a womble 2017 #25 € 6860,69= £ 6071.651 Wombling Free 2016 #2 € 3.483,31= £ 2,969.05
    • sugarbaby125
    • By sugarbaby125 18th Sep 17, 12:57 PM
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    sugarbaby125
    3 hopper bus journeys on Friday and Sunday worth £9

    Wayne bought me 3 bottles of water and a small packet of peanuts in the pub on Friday evening £5.50

    6p roadkill on Friday

    I bought 2 X Carex 500ml liquid hand wash for £2 in Poundland which still saved me £1 on the offer price in Asda

    I bought Domestos Zero in Poundland which saved me 25p on the offer price in Asda

    #13 current total = £10,464.28
    • Siebrie
    • By Siebrie 19th Sep 17, 9:55 AM
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    Siebrie
    1 apple from Reception €0,20
    Still a womble 2017 #25 € 6860,69= £ 6071.651 Wombling Free 2016 #2 € 3.483,31= £ 2,969.05
    • sugarbaby125
    • By sugarbaby125 20th Sep 17, 9:13 AM
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    sugarbaby125
    2 hopper bus journeys on Monday worth £3 and 3 on Tuesday worth £4.50

    3 X Big Mac and Meduim Fries for £5.97 with Oyster receipt vouchers which saved me £5.97

    £1.41
    Quidco Cashback

    Morrisons Bargains:

    30 cooked chicken wings from the hot counter saved me £2

    Sweet and Crunchy Salad double pack reduced by 13p

    Sweet mixed salad peppers reduced by 16p

    Fox's Fabulously boxed biscuits 600g reduced by £1.50

    #13 current total = £10,482.95
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