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    • Bobarella
    • By Bobarella 26th Dec 15, 8:14 PM
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    Remember you're a womble - 2016
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    • 26th Dec 15, 8:14 PM
    Remember you're a womble - 2016 26th Dec 15 at 8:14 PM
    Official MSE Insert 9 March 2016

    Hi to everyone in the Wombling 2016 group. You're mentioned in our news story:

    'Wombles' average £250/mth from hobby retrieving others' discarded receipts

    Back to Bobarella's original post...

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    Hi All

    Following on from the 2015 thread of the same name this thread renews the challenge for 2016. To read what we got up to this year go here

    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=5141110

    I'm guessing most people know that wombling refers to making use of things you find for financial gain. Examples could be receipts that you have added onto your loyalty cards for your own gain. Some I find are: unclaimed Nectar points, Tesco club cards points, Toys R Us gold card points, Costa card points, mcdonalds cups with the bean sticker still on (collect 6 for a free coffee) also price promise reciepts for tesco & brand match coupons for sainsburys which are better than roadkill as many are over a £1.

    My total for 2015 was £1027.20 Not a bad number but I'd like to do even better this year.

    I am going to keep track from Jan 1st on the value I find in the main categories & may zero sum them from the relevant budgets.

    My aim for 2016 is every time I leave my house to try & find one item that makes my life cheaper!!

    If you'd like to join in this challenge sign up below

    Bob

    Contenders who declared a score (Wombling Free 2016#) Scores accurate as of 30/12/16

    1. Mickey mouse £328.67
    2 Siebrie £2,69.05 Best runner up Womble 2016!!!!
    4.The Only Girl £138.39
    5. Bobarella £2,533.15
    7. Autumn Leaves £472.34
    9. Dizzy Imp £5,984.03 2nd place Womble of 2016!!
    10. Sophie £8.56
    11. Chocolate £28.67
    16. Dexsmummy £95.15
    17. Fun brum £1461.04
    18. British Bibliophile £47.08
    21. Foxholes £3,523.29 Bronze Womble of 2016!!!
    24. Muhren £103.38
    25. Nellsnest £53.15
    28. Crazy Cat Lady £632
    33. Sugarbaby125 £8,496.13 2016 Wombling Queen!!!
    37. Basket Case £81.33
    38. Determined £76.56
    40. ChirpyCheap £249
    43. Miss Empty Piggy £73.05
    44. Florence J £456.60
    47. Sachacat. £251.70
    48.NOA £231
    52. Crafty Witch £18.45
    Last edited by Bobarella; 30-12-2016 at 8:38 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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    • mickey mouse
    • By mickey mouse 26th Dec 15, 8:28 PM
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    • #2
    • 26th Dec 15, 8:28 PM
    • #2
    • 26th Dec 15, 8:28 PM
    Can I join please ��
    I am a womble with 'L' plates so looking forward to getting some tips.����
    £2 savers 2018 - no 5
    2018 miles in 2018 No 36 80.67/2018 miles 1334cals 164039steps 98flights

    Make £2018 in 2018 42.50/2018
    Use up toiletries in 2018 6/124
    • Siebrie
    • By Siebrie 26th Dec 15, 9:06 PM
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    • 26th Dec 15, 9:06 PM
    Thanks, Bobarella! I would love to join and will try to keep tally this time.
    • Tall_order
    • By Tall_order 26th Dec 15, 9:49 PM
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    • #4
    • 26th Dec 15, 9:49 PM
    • #4
    • 26th Dec 15, 9:49 PM
    As a newbie I would love to do this, please may I join?
    -Sarah
    Very: £965.30 (must be gone by 01/07/16)
    Personal Loan: £1902.03
    Overdrafts (split over 2 accounts): £1100
    Credit Card: £3781.61 (currently interest free)
    Mortgage: £29,410.53 (6 years, 4 months remaining)
    Bed finance: £1450 (interest free)
    • The Only Girl
    • By The Only Girl 26th Dec 15, 11:44 PM
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    • #5
    • 26th Dec 15, 11:44 PM
    • #5
    • 26th Dec 15, 11:44 PM
    Looking forward to more wombling in 2016. Please count me in.
    [CENTER][B]"There is Life AFTER DEBT."
    LBM 2009 Total Debt £49046.24 Debt Free as of 27/08/2015
    • Bobarella
    • By Bobarella 27th Dec 15, 8:31 AM
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    • 27th Dec 15, 8:31 AM
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    • 27th Dec 15, 8:31 AM
    Brilliant to see new faces and regulars I should make it clear that it's up to each of you to decide how to assign a value to the things you find. Some things are obvious like a brand match voucher but being given something or finding something may make it more obscure. So that bits your call. And we are keeping our own scores for that reason
    Last edited by Bobarella; 27-12-2015 at 8:37 AM.
    " 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
    • Tall_order
    • By Tall_order 27th Dec 15, 9:21 PM
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    • #7
    • 27th Dec 15, 9:21 PM
    • #7
    • 27th Dec 15, 9:21 PM
    I'm excited to get started, although hoping to avoid the shops as much as possible so it may be slow
    Very: £965.30 (must be gone by 01/07/16)
    Personal Loan: £1902.03
    Overdrafts (split over 2 accounts): £1100
    Credit Card: £3781.61 (currently interest free)
    Mortgage: £29,410.53 (6 years, 4 months remaining)
    Bed finance: £1450 (interest free)
    • Frugal_life
    • By Frugal_life 27th Dec 15, 9:49 PM
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    • #8
    • 27th Dec 15, 9:49 PM
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    • 27th Dec 15, 9:49 PM
    Oooo, this sounds like a fantastic challenge for 2016 - count me in, please!
    April Food Budget: £271.19 / £600

    Saving for our future
    • autumnleaves
    • By autumnleaves 27th Dec 15, 10:23 PM
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    • #9
    • 27th Dec 15, 10:23 PM
    • #9
    • 27th Dec 15, 10:23 PM
    Hope to make more appearances on this thread in 2016, so please count me in
    Wombling Free No20 £71.13 Roadkill Rebel £0 £2 Savers Club 2017 No9 £0 20p Savers Club 2017 £1.40 £10/Day Feb £16.04/£280
    • Bobarella
    • By Bobarella 27th Dec 15, 11:26 PM
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    Bobarella
    I'm excited to get started, although hoping to avoid the shops as much as possible so it may be slow
    Originally posted by Tall_order
    You can always try non shop based wombling like looking for roadkill or items left out by people who don't want them. I found our hoover that way.

    Oooo, this sounds like a fantastic challenge for 2016 - count me in, please!
    Originally posted by Frugal_life
    Great have signed you up. Contender list in post 1.

    Hope to make more appearances on this thread in 2016, so please count me in
    Originally posted by autumnleaves
    Great to see you back for another year
    " 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
    • Debt_free_by_2020
    • By Debt_free_by_2020 28th Dec 15, 5:09 AM
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    Debt_free_by_2020
    This sounds interesting... I always thought this just referred to the vouchers and things people find in shops but am I correct in thinking that if someone gives you something that you yourself would have bought then this would also count through out the year? i.e. a piece of furniture, books, food/bottles of drink and stuff like that?

    Sorry if I'm sounding a bit silly but not really familiar with this thread yet. I only ask as I have an aunt who never lets me leave her house without some sort of food item and I figure I should start tallying it up to see how much money I save each year on potatoes and loafs of bread etc
    Trying to clear ALL my debts by Christmas 2020! PAYDBX34 - £3847.69/£3870.69 Total to pay: [U
    DEFAULTED Very.co.uk - £421.73/£501.73 0% APR DEFAULTED HSBC Overdraft - £879.69/£1750 0% interest [B][COLOR=DarkOrchid]DEFAULTED Vodafone Account - £471.22/£531.22 0% interest
    • Dizzy Imp
    • By Dizzy Imp 28th Dec 15, 7:47 AM
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    Dizzy Imp
    I'm in again Bob - thanks for last year's thread and for this new one too.
    • mickey mouse
    • By mickey mouse 28th Dec 15, 8:09 AM
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    Bob and everyoneelse can you let me know how and what you claim in your personal wombling totals eg how much sainsburys and Tescos points are worth etc

    I f you use a money off coupon would you claim that amount?

    If you are given gift cards as presents do you claim those as well when you use them?

    Also can you recommend any phone apps that give rewards in vouchers rather than by bacs/PayPal as I prefer not to give out too many financial details.

    Sorry for the ton of questions but gearing myself up for the new yr
    £2 savers 2018 - no 5
    2018 miles in 2018 No 36 80.67/2018 miles 1334cals 164039steps 98flights

    Make £2018 in 2018 42.50/2018
    Use up toiletries in 2018 6/124
    • Dizzy Imp
    • By Dizzy Imp 28th Dec 15, 8:27 AM
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    Dizzy Imp
    Bob and everyoneelse can you let me know how and what you claim in your personal wombling totals eg how much sainsburys and Tescos points are worth etc....
    Originally posted by mickey mouse
    How you calculate things is up to you. I count roadkill, gift money, cash back from sites like Quidco, foraged and home-grown food, items gifted to me e.g. my lovely cashmere scarf donated by DH's aunt when we helped her move house, coupons, found items (Bob's hoover was an amazing womble) and discount codes to name a few...No hard and fast "rules" but lots of fun in the reporting. Siebrie gets fabulous food wombles from work - jealous of that

    Welcome to the wombling club
    • sophieo16
    • By sophieo16 28th Dec 15, 8:53 AM
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    sophieo16
    Hello,

    Would i be able to join for 2016 please? I never kept a total last year so i would be interesting to see how much i can wobble.

    I went pretty quiet on the 2015 thread towards the end of the year, work and getting ready for christmas took hold. Its a shame really after a good year or staying on track.

    I have a number of asdaprice receipts to check to see if there is anything on them for me to use, however i have no access to a printer until I'm back at work on the 5th to get the vouchers, so could I add them to my total then?

    Thanks for the shiny new thread Bob
    DEBT FREE 08/2015 EF #60: £1000/£1000 3-6 EF #5 £3000/£3000

    Next Steps:
    1. Car Fund: £2862.51 / £5000 (57.25%)
    2. House Deposit Savings:£0/£35,000 (0%)
    • chocolatelover93
    • By chocolatelover93 28th Dec 15, 11:23 AM
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    Hi Bob
    Would love to join please
    Mad cat lady in the making
    NST Jan #4 NSD 1/21
    Sell in 2016 #14 /£250
    Womble 2016 #11 £38.77
    Saving for Xmas 2016 #2 £40/£366
    W2S #5
    • Siebrie
    • By Siebrie 28th Dec 15, 11:31 AM
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    Siebrie
    Last year I did not count monetary value, but plan to do so this year. My sm's loyalty points are one cent each.
    Wombling to wealth 2018 € 101,98 = £ 52.13
    Still a womble 2017 #25 € 7116,68= £ 6309.50
    Wombling Free 2016 #2 € 3.483,31= £ 2,969.05
    • greengoblin
    • By greengoblin 28th Dec 15, 3:43 PM
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    greengoblin
    Count me in for 2016 (lurked for the whole of 2015!)
    Sorted out the lost property box at work yesterday and came home with a bag of bits that with a wash or a clean will get added to my ever growing carboot box for when the weather gets a bit warmer; the prize of which was a swiss pen knife! Shame i've already got a couple! But after a clean up it will be on it's way out again.
    My roadkill money so far for 2015 is £32.61 but I'm not out and about between now and 1st so I don't think it's going to get any bigger! Decided to donate £10 of it (the £10 I found floating round a carpark) to my favourite charity and then be very rock and roll and save the rest of it
    Wishing you all the luck of a magpie for the new year!

    GG
    All that is gold does not glitter
    All those who wander are not lost

    Recycle ALL the things!
    • nellis10
    • By nellis10 28th Dec 15, 7:43 PM
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    nellis10
    I am a complete noob at this, but would love to give it a go!

    Underground, Overground, Wombling Free....
    Nat
    Goals:
    Baby Step 1 = £1000 EF
    Baby Step 2= Debt Free by Apr 2017
    Baby Step 3 = Full EF £650/£8000
    Mortgage Free by 2023!!
    • Intheattic
    • By Intheattic 28th Dec 15, 10:48 PM
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    Intheattic
    Could I join please
    Car Fund: £0/£2000
    Remember you're a womble 2016 #14
    Pay ALL your debt by 2016 #57: £0/£8000
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