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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 so far (Wombling Free 2016#) Scores accurate as of 30/04/16
    1. Mickey mouse £328.67
    2 . Siebrie £1,359.38
    3. Tall Order £0
    4.The Only Girl £138.39
    5. Bobarella £1087.28
    6. Kayteehee £0
    7. Autumn Leaves £472.34
    8. Frugal Life £0
    9. Dizzy Imp £4,490.73
    10. Sophie £8.56
    11. Chocolate £28.67
    12. Green Goblin £0
    13. Nellis10 £0
    14. In the Attic £0
    15. Debt Free by 2020 £0
    16. Dexsmummy £95.15
    17. Fun brum £1461.04
    18. British Bibliophile £47.08
    19. Gill5blue £0
    20. Sweetpea26
    21. Foxholes £250
    22. Going to do it
    23. Linz £0
    24. Muhren £103.38
    25. Nellsnest £53.15
    26. LegoMum 30
    27. Lindor £0
    28. Crazy Cat Lady £599.21
    29. Familyhistoryresearcher £0
    30. SammyAddams £0
    31. Mr Falling Star £
    32. Larumbelle £
    33. Sugarbaby125£5,733.79
    34. Debbie debt £
    35. Pinot Grigio Enthusiast £0
    36. Kim_13 £0
    37. Basket Case £81.33
    38. Determined £76.56
    39. Squeekyweasel £
    40. ChirpyCheap £249
    41. Bouncybubbles £0
    42. Persephone _ mulberry £0
    43. Miss Empty Piggy £73.05
    44. Florence J £229.27
    45. Azzaaa £
    46. Ploppy
    47. Sachacat £251.70
    48.NOA £231
    49. Dollyrocker £
    50. Houseplant
    51. Hermione
    52. Crafty Witch £18.45
    53. Purplemum
    54. Bunnysaving
    55. Giggleyay
    Last edited by Bobarella; 12-10-2016 at 11:09 PM.
    £790 to pay =70% repaid
    RR 2016 #2 December £2.32 2016-£55.16 2015- £84.20)
    Wombling Free 2016#5 £2,237.25 2015 £1027.20
    NST December
    PAYDBX #7 £1910.53/£2,700 (70%)
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    • f0xh0les
    • By f0xh0les 17th Oct 16, 8:12 PM
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    f0xh0les
    Just been on the bread raid (I so want to wear a bandana as a mask and a tricorn hat! (ok, so I already have the hat, just need the bandana)) 10 loaves - including olive bread, granary and wheat and rye- all 15p, and some very posh sea salt and black pepper (the pepper was ground by nymphs) hand-cooked crisps which should have been £1.47 a bag down to 38p, so I bought 6 of them as a M-I-L distraction tool. So £14 saved, except I can't remember the last time I bought a loaf at full price.
    MFW May 16 £118,340 Aug£117,1 Sept£116,7 Oct£116,Nov£115,548 SPC #59 Wombling Free Very Special Agent #21 Competition wins..A fire steel! TShirt/ Return trip Car +2 to Ireland Free Amazon vouchers £60 YouGov 3.75p (£50 Mar/£50 Nov) Tesco £15.00 H&B £2.00 NO DEBT EXCEPT MORTGAGE
    • Dizzy Imp
    • By Dizzy Imp 17th Oct 16, 9:35 PM
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    Dizzy Imp
    Ooh f0xh0les, such exotic crisps

    We used a £100 gift card received at Christmas from a generous elderly aunt to part-pay for some new telephones after ours finally gave up and died. Being thrown into the dog water bowl may have hastened their demise...not sure...

    I was treated to lunch by DH's uncle on Wednesday, as I popped up to give his aunt her birthday card. £8.95 for a yummy carvery (more than enough for me and Tiny to share!).

    Given up/forgotten to record egg tally but I know we have had several dozen since I last posted, so I'll claim £2. I am very proud to announce my first regular order (paid for with actual real money) for my hens' eggs. I asked for £1/half-dozen and she nearly took my hand off! £2 from Friday. I have also steam extracted 6 litres of damson and apple juice today, which is delicious, so at 65p a litre for basic apple juice in the shops, this is worth £3.90 to me. About the same amount I have apparently underpaid for Small's school dinners, so that's good!

    I've been lucky with money off coupons for SMs and price matching, but TBH I've forgotten the total, so can't claim

    Keep wombling my lovelies! xxx
    DFBXmas2016 #27 £3606.60/£34,027.17 = 10% as at 28/6/2016/2016
    Wombling total 2016 = £5649.63 as at 14/11/2016
    Sealed pot challenge 2017 (#501)1/6/2016 = 10.12.2
    • Bobarella
    • By Bobarella 17th Oct 16, 9:52 PM
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    Wow Foxholes bread envy!!!

    Congratulations on selling your eggs Dizzy that's great
    £790 to pay =70% repaid
    RR 2016 #2 December £2.32 2016-£55.16 2015- £84.20)
    Wombling Free 2016#5 £2,237.25 2015 £1027.20
    NST December
    PAYDBX #7 £1910.53/£2,700 (70%)
    • Siebrie
    • By Siebrie 18th Oct 16, 1:29 PM
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    Siebrie
    mandarin from Reception €0,20.
    Wombling Free 2016 #2 € 3.114,70 = £ 2,743.95 (it fluctuates with the exchange rate; I won't update it if it's going down ).
    • Bobarella
    • By Bobarella 18th Oct 16, 2:00 PM
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    Bobarella
    Today I wombled a free dentist's appointment that would have been £20 without maternity exemption. I have to go back for an existing white filling (I only have 1 filling) to be turned into an inlay based on my x-rays today. He said that will also be free.
    £790 to pay =70% repaid
    RR 2016 #2 December £2.32 2016-£55.16 2015- £84.20)
    Wombling Free 2016#5 £2,237.25 2015 £1027.20
    NST December
    PAYDBX #7 £1910.53/£2,700 (70%)
    • sugarbaby125
    • By sugarbaby125 19th Oct 16, 1:14 AM
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    Went for a lovely lunch with my daughter at a local Portuguese restaurant with my Groupon voucher and my daughter gave me the £5 to tip the waiter.

    #33 current total = £6087.14
    • Bobarella
    • By Bobarella 19th Oct 16, 4:26 PM
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    Bobarella
    Pizza was on for just £1 today. So bought 2 and will keep one for the freezer. Saving £2.

    I used £5 in nectar points from one of my coupons. But have already added that one onto my score.
    £790 to pay =70% repaid
    RR 2016 #2 December £2.32 2016-£55.16 2015- £84.20)
    Wombling Free 2016#5 £2,237.25 2015 £1027.20
    NST December
    PAYDBX #7 £1910.53/£2,700 (70%)
    • sugarbaby125
    • By sugarbaby125 19th Oct 16, 7:31 PM
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    sugarbaby125
    Superdrug online order:

    I bought 2 X Clean and Clear Exfoliating daily wash for only £2.19 as I got BOGOF saving me £3.19 and also used a £1 off coupon and I got free delivery worth £3

    I also bought myself 'sexy' new Clarks black leather 2.5 inch heeled boots from eBay for £34.49 including the P & P costs saving me £35.50 They will not be completely practical, but they will look gorgeous and still keep my feet warm and dry

    #33 current total = £6129.83
    • Bobarella
    • By Bobarella 21st Oct 16, 9:49 PM
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    Bobarella
    Go you Sugarbaby so impressed by your eBay finds!
    £790 to pay =70% repaid
    RR 2016 #2 December £2.32 2016-£55.16 2015- £84.20)
    Wombling Free 2016#5 £2,237.25 2015 £1027.20
    NST December
    PAYDBX #7 £1910.53/£2,700 (70%)
    • Bobarella
    • By Bobarella 21st Oct 16, 9:50 PM
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    Bobarella
    Managed to save £3 today on YS purchases. All helps.
    £790 to pay =70% repaid
    RR 2016 #2 December £2.32 2016-£55.16 2015- £84.20)
    Wombling Free 2016#5 £2,237.25 2015 £1027.20
    NST December
    PAYDBX #7 £1910.53/£2,700 (70%)
    • sugarbaby125
    • By sugarbaby125 22nd Oct 16, 10:46 AM
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    sugarbaby125
    Gifts from The Entertainer one of the Tesco Direct partners:

    My Monopoly £7.33 saving me £14.97

    Jacks Linko Loom and make your own air charms £1 saving me £14

    Crayola creations message bracelets kit £3.50 saving me £3.50

    Free delivery saving me £3

    Littlewoods Clearance via eBay:

    Disney pyjama top with cuffed leggings £6.99 saving me £11.01

    2 X Freespirit sequinned top and leggings set £13.98 saving me £34.02

    Definitions drop waist dress £4.99 saving me £32.01

    Post and packaging savings £11.85

    20% discount on the order saved me £5.19

    Bought a Honky Tonk 2 course meal for 2 people with a bottle of house wine deal on Groupon for £27 saving me £27

    #33 current total = £6286.38
    • giggleyay
    • By giggleyay 22nd Oct 16, 1:18 PM
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    giggleyay
    Still been plodding along with my Wombling.

    Think I will just start counting my cash out's rather than risk double counting though.

    I reached my first £5 with Qmee between clicks and surveys. I also transferred 46p to my paypal account so I could have it on my amazon. £5.46 Total.

    There's a pair of boots I have my eye on for £25. I'm determined to raise the money for them with only wombled/survey money. I'm a fifth of the way there already I'm also darn close to a few other cash outs so hopefully I'll have new boots before I can blink.

    Other Wombles:

    30p APG.

    1p & 5p Roadkill.

    £2.47 Savings as I did a shop at Aldi instead of Asda, then worked out what it would have cost me, because I'm that kind of person . It nearly cost me more as they had some nice brushed cotton duvet sets however luckily I couldn't carry them so put it back! Maybe after payday when my budget isn't on it's last legs.

    That brings the October total to £172.91
    • Florence J
    • By Florence J 22nd Oct 16, 9:30 PM
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    Florence J
    OH treated me to a takeaway, so claiming £10.75 for that.
    Sealed Pot Challenge 9 #553 = £156.88
    Sealed Pot Challenge 10 #553
    2016: Sell £1000 #51 (£340.03/£1000)
    Completely Crazy Clothes Challenge 2016 = £300.44/£310
    Wombling free 2016 = £449.19
    • Bobarella
    • By Bobarella 23rd Oct 16, 5:32 PM
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    Bobarella
    This weekend I cashed out a free coffee worth £2.50, using my points. Also got 2 loaves today at 40p each for Kingsmill reduced from £1 each.

    Think that's £3.80 in savings.
    £790 to pay =70% repaid
    RR 2016 #2 December £2.32 2016-£55.16 2015- £84.20)
    Wombling Free 2016#5 £2,237.25 2015 £1027.20
    NST December
    PAYDBX #7 £1910.53/£2,700 (70%)
    • Florence J
    • By Florence J 23rd Oct 16, 6:22 PM
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    Florence J
    If anyone has a smart phone there's an app I use called OLIO which is a 'food sharing' app with aims to prevent food waste. You upload a picture and description of a food item you have in your cupboard which you either don't want anymore or aren't going to use before it goes out of date, and people in your local area will see these posts and may request the item from you. Generally the items are listed as being free for collection, but if you have something which is worth something and is unopened then you can put a little price tag on it.

    One word of caution is a lot of people will add items that have been opened or are past their use by date. It's generally advised not to go for these items but that's a matter of personal choice at the end of the day.

    Anyway I uploaded a lot of items today and I was contacted by a user of the app who wanted some of my items and informed me that they had lots of items listed. So later today I am exchanging two small packets of tea I didn't want and a jar of sweet and sour sauce for 7 bags of skittles, a takeaway pot of oat so simple and a mini packet of cornflakes which I will keep in my desk at work.

    I won't claim a value for these as we are both getting some stuff out of it, but thought i would mention it to people.
    Sealed Pot Challenge 9 #553 = £156.88
    Sealed Pot Challenge 10 #553
    2016: Sell £1000 #51 (£340.03/£1000)
    Completely Crazy Clothes Challenge 2016 = £300.44/£310
    Wombling free 2016 = £449.19
    • Azzzaa
    • By Azzzaa 23rd Oct 16, 6:27 PM
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    Azzzaa
    I actually wombled a wombles teddy from my parents yesterday, he's going to sit in my car or campervan as a mascot!

    Hopefully he will bring me good luck
    Personal loan to pay off - £20,881.47
    • Bobarella
    • By Bobarella 23rd Oct 16, 10:56 PM
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    Bobarella
    I actually wombled a wombles teddy from my parents yesterday, he's going to sit in my car or campervan as a mascot!

    Hopefully he will bring me good luck
    Originally posted by Azzzaa
    Amazing
    £790 to pay =70% repaid
    RR 2016 #2 December £2.32 2016-£55.16 2015- £84.20)
    Wombling Free 2016#5 £2,237.25 2015 £1027.20
    NST December
    PAYDBX #7 £1910.53/£2,700 (70%)
    • Bobarella
    • By Bobarella 23rd Oct 16, 10:58 PM
    • 8,044 Posts
    • 51,528 Thanks
    Bobarella
    If anyone has a smart phone there's an app I use called OLIO which is a 'food sharing' app with aims to prevent food waste. You upload a picture and description of a food item you have in your cupboard which you either don't want anymore or aren't going to use before it goes out of date, and people in your local area will see these posts and may request the item from you. Generally the items are listed as being free for collection, but if you have something which is worth something and is unopened then you can put a little price tag on it.

    One word of caution is a lot of people will add items that have been opened or are past their use by date. It's generally advised not to go for these items but that's a matter of personal choice at the end of the day.

    Anyway I uploaded a lot of items today and I was contacted by a user of the app who wanted some of my items and informed me that they had lots of items listed. So later today I am exchanging two small packets of tea I didn't want and a jar of sweet and sour sauce for 7 bags of skittles, a takeaway pot of oat so simple and a mini packet of cornflakes which I will keep in my desk at work.

    I won't claim a value for these as we are both getting some stuff out of it, but thought i would mention it to people.
    Originally posted by Florence J
    Thanks for that Florence. Very useful
    £790 to pay =70% repaid
    RR 2016 #2 December £2.32 2016-£55.16 2015- £84.20)
    Wombling Free 2016#5 £2,237.25 2015 £1027.20
    NST December
    PAYDBX #7 £1910.53/£2,700 (70%)
    • sugarbaby125
    • By sugarbaby125 24th Oct 16, 11:48 PM
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    sugarbaby125
    Wayne bought me a small bottle of prosecco on Sunday night £3.50

    #33 current total = £6289.88
    • f0xh0les
    • By f0xh0les 25th Oct 16, 7:13 AM
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    f0xh0les
    Less than £3 left on Yougov before a payout!

    Wombled a receipt at M0rrisons, now have a £5 voucher for next time. The family in front of me at customer services had about 20 receipts!
    MFW May 16 £118,340 Aug£117,1 Sept£116,7 Oct£116,Nov£115,548 SPC #59 Wombling Free Very Special Agent #21 Competition wins..A fire steel! TShirt/ Return trip Car +2 to Ireland Free Amazon vouchers £60 YouGov 3.75p (£50 Mar/£50 Nov) Tesco £15.00 H&B £2.00 NO DEBT EXCEPT MORTGAGE
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