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    • Bobarella
    • By Bobarella 26th Dec 15, 8:14 PM
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    Bobarella
    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.
    £378 Debt free by 31/03/17 or bust
    Roadkill 17 £51.30 2016-£62.28 2015- £84.20)
    RYSAW17 £1410.90 2016 £2,535.16 2015 £1027.20
    PAYDBX 7 #£397/£760 to go!!
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    • sugarbaby125
    • By sugarbaby125 3rd Oct 16, 12:26 PM
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    sugarbaby125
    1p roadkill at the bus stop

    £2 bottle of water bought for me by Wayne on Saturday night

    2 X small bottles of Prosecco £8 bought for me by Paul on Sunday night

    £2 bottle of water bought for me by Alston on Sunday night

    #33 current total = £5837.10
    • Siebrie
    • By Siebrie 4th Oct 16, 1:48 PM
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    Siebrie
    1 mandarin from Reception €0,20.
    250g ground eco dessert coffee free with voucher €2,79
    4 loyalty points on wombled receipts
    Last edited by Siebrie; 04-10-2016 at 5:22 PM.
    Still a womble 2017 #25 € 4149,82= £ 3633.77
    Wombling Free 2016 #2 € 3.483,31= £ 2,969.05
    • Dizzy Imp
    • By Dizzy Imp 4th Oct 16, 3:30 PM
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    Dizzy Imp
    Hi everyone! I've been quietly wombling over the past week and am pleased to report in with my haul:

    Used a £5 voucher when purchasing some new baby clothes for my little niece, so was able to "spend" more.

    Both my and DH's preferred deodorants were half-price in Wilco, so I stocked up, saving £6.

    I saved £5.32 with promotions, price-match and YS items with my food shop - got some rib-eye steak for DH reduced to £1.79

    The delivery driver who brought the portacabin for our builders gave me a new car freshener to combat 'eau de chien' in my van (I'm going to claim 50p) and I'm looking after next door's chickens while they are on holibobs, so am collecting double-bubble eggs. With my girls' contribution today, I got 14 eggs, so £1.40. And, best of all, a penny found in the attic room while I was having a bit of a tidy up.

    Grand total = £18.23 . Will update signature now for the start of October!
    Womble No: 12 £884.72 as at 28/2/2017
    Sealed pot challenge 2017 (#501)1/6/2016 = 10.12.2
    • Bobarella
    • By Bobarella 4th Oct 16, 9:13 PM
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    Bobarella
    Great start to the month Dizzy
    £378 Debt free by 31/03/17 or bust
    Roadkill 17 £51.30 2016-£62.28 2015- £84.20)
    RYSAW17 £1410.90 2016 £2,535.16 2015 £1027.20
    PAYDBX 7 #£397/£760 to go!!
    NST March1 4/15
    • Bobarella
    • By Bobarella 4th Oct 16, 9:14 PM
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    Bobarella
    It's been some time since I posted, due to upheaval at work. I'm still there, but some of my colleagues are gone, and I seem to have wombled their work...... As I get no extra pay or other benefits, I cannot claim anything for this womble


    1 mandarin from Reception € 0,20
    1 chair massage € 10
    20 loyalty points from wombled receipts
    Originally posted by Siebrie
    Hummm wombling work is not fun...
    £378 Debt free by 31/03/17 or bust
    Roadkill 17 £51.30 2016-£62.28 2015- £84.20)
    RYSAW17 £1410.90 2016 £2,535.16 2015 £1027.20
    PAYDBX 7 #£397/£760 to go!!
    NST March1 4/15
    • Bobarella
    • By Bobarella 4th Oct 16, 9:16 PM
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    Bobarella
    1p roadkill at the bus stop

    £2 bottle of water bought for me by Wayne on Saturday night

    2 X small bottles of Prosecco £8 bought for me by Paul on Sunday night

    £2 bottle of water bought for me by Alston on Sunday night

    #33 current total = £5837.10
    Originally posted by sugarbaby125
    Wow generous friends this weekend. Nice.
    £378 Debt free by 31/03/17 or bust
    Roadkill 17 £51.30 2016-£62.28 2015- £84.20)
    RYSAW17 £1410.90 2016 £2,535.16 2015 £1027.20
    PAYDBX 7 #£397/£760 to go!!
    NST March1 4/15
    • sugarbaby125
    • By sugarbaby125 4th Oct 16, 11:26 PM
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    sugarbaby125
    Hi Bob,

    Wayne is my ex, Paul I only met Sunday night and Alston is a Karaoke friend. I define Alston and other male friends in this way, as I only know them from years of going to the same Karaoke pubs as them, but they are not true friends. It was lovely to go out on Sunday night and return home not having spent any of my own money on my drinks.

    £1.74 Quidco cashback

    3p interest on my Savings Account

    Superdrug shopping:

    2 X Nivea Soft Lotion 75 ml £2.38 saving me £2.60

    2 X Garnier Micellar Cleansing water 125 ml £2.58 saving me £1.40

    2 X free Patisserie De Bain Gift sets saving me £20

    I found 2p roadkill on my Estate

    Superdrug Online Order:

    Zoella cosmetic purse £2 saving me £4

    2 X Zoella Candy Cream Body Lotion 160g £3 saving me £7

    Free delivery saving me £3

    Groupon large takeaway meal for 2 for £10.95 saving me £8.05

    #33 current total = £5884.94
    • Siebrie
    • By Siebrie 5th Oct 16, 10:27 AM
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    Siebrie
    A trial size Omo washing liquid was handed out to every customer at the cash register €0,20
    Still a womble 2017 #25 € 4149,82= £ 3633.77
    Wombling Free 2016 #2 € 3.483,31= £ 2,969.05
    • Bobarella
    • By Bobarella 5th Oct 16, 12:35 PM
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    Bobarella
    Sugarbaby absolutely. Always nice to be treated.

    Some wombles this week. A stack of baby clothing coat hangers and some packing boxes. Putting a nominal £5 on for those.

    20p roadkill.
    £378 Debt free by 31/03/17 or bust
    Roadkill 17 £51.30 2016-£62.28 2015- £84.20)
    RYSAW17 £1410.90 2016 £2,535.16 2015 £1027.20
    PAYDBX 7 #£397/£760 to go!!
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    • Florence J
    • By Florence J 8th Oct 16, 8:16 PM
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    Florence J
    I am so happy!

    In August due to the Southern Rail Strike I had a horrendous journey which involved close to 3 hours of additional travel time.

    I put in a complaint to Southern Rail and this week they sent me the full £57.50 return fair cost in Vouchers.

    This coincided with my email alert that I had set up telling me that the advance tickets sales are now released for my OH and my's journey to my family this Christmas.

    So this afternoon we went to the station and bought the tickets for our Christmas journey which cost us just £4.25 each as the we used the vouchers.

    So I know I've wombled £57.50, but actually it feels like more because the tickets were the same price as on the train line's website, but because we bought them at the station we saved £1.50 on the booking fee as well.

    And I had budgeted-and was expecting to pay-around £50 for a return journey per person this Christmas.

    I am claiming a womble of £59 and I was so happy walking away from the station that I kept high fiving my OH.
    Sealed Pot Challenge 10 #553 Wombling free 2017 = £268.57 Pay off all your debts by Xmas 2017 #53 (£566.55/£1500)
    February 2017 Debt: £5429.57
    • sugarbaby125
    • By sugarbaby125 10th Oct 16, 10:15 AM
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    sugarbaby125
    That was a great womble Florence J

    £1.25 Quidco clicksnap cashback

    3p found on classroom floors

    I bought 2 X 4 piece L'Oreal make up sets from Groupon for £13.97 including post and Packing costs saving me £48

    Wayne bought me 2 bottles of water for £3 on Sunday evening ( the pub we go to has reduced the price of a bottle of water from £2 to £1.50)

    #33 current total = £5937.22
    • Siebrie
    • By Siebrie 10th Oct 16, 11:56 AM
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    Siebrie
    One bunch of deliciously sweet blue grapes from a roadside stall with a sign 'free' €0,50
    Still a womble 2017 #25 € 4149,82= £ 3633.77
    Wombling Free 2016 #2 € 3.483,31= £ 2,969.05
    • Bobarella
    • By Bobarella 10th Oct 16, 10:40 PM
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    Bobarella
    A composter left out with a note to take. Brand new £22. I think that has to win wombles womble of the year award?
    £378 Debt free by 31/03/17 or bust
    Roadkill 17 £51.30 2016-£62.28 2015- £84.20)
    RYSAW17 £1410.90 2016 £2,535.16 2015 £1027.20
    PAYDBX 7 #£397/£760 to go!!
    NST March1 4/15
    • Bobarella
    • By Bobarella 10th Oct 16, 10:41 PM
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    Bobarella
    One bunch of deliciously sweet blue grapes from a roadside stall with a sign 'free' €0,50
    Originally posted by Siebrie
    Sounds gorgeous.
    £378 Debt free by 31/03/17 or bust
    Roadkill 17 £51.30 2016-£62.28 2015- £84.20)
    RYSAW17 £1410.90 2016 £2,535.16 2015 £1027.20
    PAYDBX 7 #£397/£760 to go!!
    NST March1 4/15
    • Bobarella
    • By Bobarella 10th Oct 16, 10:42 PM
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    Bobarella
    I am so happy!

    In August due to the Southern Rail Strike I had a horrendous journey which involved close to 3 hours of additional travel time.

    I put in a complaint to Southern Rail and this week they sent me the full £57.50 return fair cost in Vouchers.

    This coincided with my email alert that I had set up telling me that the advance tickets sales are now released for my OH and my's journey to my family this Christmas.

    So this afternoon we went to the station and bought the tickets for our Christmas journey which cost us just £4.25 each as the we used the vouchers.

    So I know I've wombled £57.50, but actually it feels like more because the tickets were the same price as on the train line's website, but because we bought them at the station we saved £1.50 on the booking fee as well.

    And I had budgeted-and was expecting to pay-around £50 for a return journey per person this Christmas.

    I am claiming a womble of £59 and I was so happy walking away from the station that I kept high fiving my OH.
    Originally posted by Florence J
    Well done for fighting your corner and getting the money back too.
    £378 Debt free by 31/03/17 or bust
    Roadkill 17 £51.30 2016-£62.28 2015- £84.20)
    RYSAW17 £1410.90 2016 £2,535.16 2015 £1027.20
    PAYDBX 7 #£397/£760 to go!!
    NST March1 4/15
    • giggleyay
    • By giggleyay 11th Oct 16, 4:29 PM
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    giggleyay
    Why Hello!?
    I stumbled across this thread yesterday and was so excited!

    I've sort of been wombling solo since April. I have been working hard since January to pay off my debt (Exactly 14 days until I can click send on my final CC payment, woop woop). However in April, I began to struggle with my slightly tight budget and feel a tiny bit "forever skint" style deprived.

    To combat this I set up a spread in my Bullet Journal to track any incoming money or value so I could see how much money there was around and feel more abundant. I began to log when I got value for something without paying and also searching the ground for roadkill (I didn't call it that though) and picking up scratchcards just in case etc.

    So far this month (I can't go back further as I don't have my old Journal to hand) I have amassed £100.69.

    All this and I have been shamelessly chucking away my supermarket receipts and not pricematching. Fool! I had a go at collecting a few this morning as I walked past. Found 10 and not a bean on any of them but I'm definitely gung ho for trying new ways of adding to my womble total.

    So... Can I play?
    • f0xh0les
    • By f0xh0les 11th Oct 16, 7:47 PM
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    f0xh0les
    Join our womble scrum! Nobody bites and we all keep warm.
    MFW May£118,340 A£117 S£116 N£115, D£114 J£114 Feb £113,500 March £112,800
    SPC #59
    Very Special Agent Womble #15 NST#9
    Competition wins..0 Free Amazon vouchers £7 YouGov £33.50 (£50 Nov) Tesco £8.00 H&B £3.00
    • Dizzy Imp
    • By Dizzy Imp 11th Oct 16, 8:42 PM
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    Dizzy Imp
    Join our womble scrum! Nobody bites and we all keep warm.
    Originally posted by f0xh0les
    well you do now you've got your new pants!

    Welcome giggleyay

    I've got a 50p roadkill to report - delighted with that! DH came home with another car air freshener and five glass cleaning cloths, which may sound rather random, but I've had to start wearing goggles for reading, so they'll be useful. I'll claim £2 for that small bundle.

    Double-bubble chickens = 24 eggs over the last two days (£2.40), so £4.90 in total.

    Nice wombles Florence and Bob. Got compost bin envy now...
    Womble No: 12 £884.72 as at 28/2/2017
    Sealed pot challenge 2017 (#501)1/6/2016 = 10.12.2
    • f0xh0les
    • By f0xh0les 11th Oct 16, 8:47 PM
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    f0xh0les
    Wombled 2 x 20p off a wall at school, I think the caretaker sits there! So I gave them to DS 3 & 4 as they had good reports at parents' evening.
    MFW May£118,340 A£117 S£116 N£115, D£114 J£114 Feb £113,500 March £112,800
    SPC #59
    Very Special Agent Womble #15 NST#9
    Competition wins..0 Free Amazon vouchers £7 YouGov £33.50 (£50 Nov) Tesco £8.00 H&B £3.00
    • Siebrie
    • By Siebrie 11th Oct 16, 9:20 PM
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    Siebrie
    2 half baguettes with salad and meat, leftover from business lunch; will do for dh's lunch tomorrow €5
    Bowl of curry caulyflower salad from same; will be my lunch tomorrow €2
    Still a womble 2017 #25 € 4149,82= £ 3633.77
    Wombling Free 2016 #2 € 3.483,31= £ 2,969.05
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