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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 £56.58 2016-£62.28 2015- £84.20)
    RYSAW17 £1900 2016 £2,535.16 2015 £1027.20
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    • Jo Blogs
    • By Jo Blogs 10th Mar 17, 8:50 PM
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    Hi everyone Hope you all had a great day Nice to see you LP

    Just a couple of ye oldie womblies today

    £1.21 Qmee Cashout
    £5 lunch and dinner

    No cake today. Thank goodness as I still have plenty left. However, it's my turn to cook some cakes for others, so used wombled Nect0 points for some ingredient purchases so that I did't spoil my No Spending Days run. The things you have to do to keep challenges going.

    No Spend Day No. 8

    Hope everyone had a blessed wombling day
    Last edited by Jo Blogs; 10-03-2017 at 8:53 PM.
    Saved Nitty Gritty £7440.75 [149%] / £5000-[Sep] £58.44 for the 'Save 12k in 2017' #157
    2017 Womble #35 £3463.27 Sept NSDs 4/15CCCChl 9/12 months
    Sept PPChl#002 Pts 71
    • Jo Blogs
    • By Jo Blogs 11th Mar 17, 2:03 AM
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    Jo Blogs
    Good morning everyone Hope you are all well and have a blessed wombling day
    Saved Nitty Gritty £7440.75 [149%] / £5000-[Sep] £58.44 for the 'Save 12k in 2017' #157
    2017 Womble #35 £3463.27 Sept NSDs 4/15CCCChl 9/12 months
    Sept PPChl#002 Pts 71
    • determined new ms
    • By determined new ms 11th Mar 17, 7:53 AM
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    determined new ms
    £1.04 in ys items, 41 Mr T wombled receipt & 50 extra points for using the app to pay
    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
    • Jo Blogs
    • By Jo Blogs 11th Mar 17, 10:22 AM
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    Jo Blogs
    £1.04 in ys items, 41 Mr T wombled receipt & 50 extra points for using the app to pay
    Originally posted by determined new ms
    Nice!
    Saved Nitty Gritty £7440.75 [149%] / £5000-[Sep] £58.44 for the 'Save 12k in 2017' #157
    2017 Womble #35 £3463.27 Sept NSDs 4/15CCCChl 9/12 months
    Sept PPChl#002 Pts 71
    • Jo Blogs
    • By Jo Blogs 11th Mar 17, 10:26 AM
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    Just a few ye oldie womblies so far today

    £0.55 newspaper
    £2 magazines
    £1.96 Qmee cashout
    £24.96 Bay sales
    £5 lunch and dinner

    Plus, I'm on for a 9th No Spend day

    Was up exceedingly early this morning and baked 6 cakes as well as doing some batch cooking. I've already given 3 cakes away this morning to friends together with a few new clothing items I wombled.

    Helped a friend with buying a new hoover. Between the two of us we managed to discount it from £79.99 to £25.99 plus cashback on top Thought of you bob with your wombled hoover - AWESOME!

    I'm on a challenge today to do yet another money makeover to see if I can spot any unnecessary spends and/or overspends on my budget spreadsheets. It's always worth a check

    Hope everyone has a blessed wombling day
    Last edited by Jo Blogs; 11-03-2017 at 10:35 AM.
    Saved Nitty Gritty £7440.75 [149%] / £5000-[Sep] £58.44 for the 'Save 12k in 2017' #157
    2017 Womble #35 £3463.27 Sept NSDs 4/15CCCChl 9/12 months
    Sept PPChl#002 Pts 71
    • sugarbaby125
    • By sugarbaby125 11th Mar 17, 3:17 PM
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    I saved £4.50 (the daily cap) by using my daughter's Oyster card to do a few errands today

    I bought myself a hardback book in Poundland which saved me £15.99

    I bought 2 X 4 pairs of men's socks for £5 and 2 X 2 pairs of men's boxers for £8 in Sports Direct and saved myself £3

    Free Evening Standard newspaper for which I claim 50p

    I bought 45 cooked chicken wings from the hot counter in Morrisons on offer and saved myself £3

    #13 current total = £1947.78
    • LuckyPenny
    • By LuckyPenny 11th Mar 17, 9:31 PM
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    LuckyPenny
    Hi
    Went into town today and used £3.15 of my boots loyalty points getting medicine for my poorly DD and £5.75 of my mostly Wombled Costa loyalty points.
    LP x
    Womble #28 £3,246
    Pay off all debts by Xmas 2017 #40 £3965/£5865 Christmas 2017 Saving #11 £104/365
    Competition wins £11,840

    • Bobarella
    • By Bobarella 11th Mar 17, 10:42 PM
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    Bobarella
    How weird .......You don't think she was calling about a certain 'lovely new mop and bucket!' do you?!?
    Originally posted by Jo Blogs
    very lol
    " 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
    • sistercas
    • By sistercas 12th Mar 17, 8:37 AM
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    sistercas
    £33.61 saved on hay fever tablets 120 tablets for £2.79 free delivery
    RYSAW17. Jan 17. £197.91
    Feb 17. £128.52
    March 17. £210.69
    April 17. £155.59
    May 17. £191.64
    June 17. £126.02
    July 17. £262
    August 17. £22
    • Florence J
    • By Florence J 12th Mar 17, 12:02 PM
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    Florence J
    £3 saved on a 'buy one get one half price' deal in H0lland and Barrett

    £2.95 saved on meal deal in spoons

    £1 knocked off the cost of a CD in an independent record store, I didn't insist, they offered it as there was a tiny little inconvenience when I went to buy it.
    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
    • determined new ms
    • By determined new ms 12th Mar 17, 12:36 PM
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    determined new ms
    whoop whoop was given 4 blackcurrent plants while at the allotment. Going to conservatively claim £30
    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
    • Jo Blogs
    • By Jo Blogs 12th Mar 17, 3:22 PM
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    Hi everyone

    Some fantastic wombles I see today AWESOME!!

    Just a few ye oldie womblies

    Free cut and colour - modest claim of £20
    Qmee cashout £1.12
    Amazon Vouches £6

    Hope you all have a great day
    Saved Nitty Gritty £7440.75 [149%] / £5000-[Sep] £58.44 for the 'Save 12k in 2017' #157
    2017 Womble #35 £3463.27 Sept NSDs 4/15CCCChl 9/12 months
    Sept PPChl#002 Pts 71
    • Jo Blogs
    • By Jo Blogs 13th Mar 17, 4:53 AM
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    Jo Blogs
    Good morning everyone Hope you all have a blessed wombling day
    Saved Nitty Gritty £7440.75 [149%] / £5000-[Sep] £58.44 for the 'Save 12k in 2017' #157
    2017 Womble #35 £3463.27 Sept NSDs 4/15CCCChl 9/12 months
    Sept PPChl#002 Pts 71
    • sistercas
    • By sistercas 13th Mar 17, 8:15 AM
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    sistercas
    £23.61 saved on my grocery bill from offers and fee delivery
    RYSAW17. Jan 17. £197.91
    Feb 17. £128.52
    March 17. £210.69
    April 17. £155.59
    May 17. £191.64
    June 17. £126.02
    July 17. £262
    August 17. £22
    • Bobarella
    • By Bobarella 13th Mar 17, 1:47 PM
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    Bobarella
    Hi
    Went into town today and used £3.15 of my boots loyalty points getting medicine for my poorly DD and £5.75 of my mostly Wombled Costa loyalty points.
    LP x
    Originally posted by LuckyPenny
    So jealous
    " 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
    • Bobarella
    • By Bobarella 13th Mar 17, 1:49 PM
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    Bobarella
    Just a few ye oldie womblies so far today

    £0.55 newspaper
    £2 magazines
    £1.96 Qmee cashout
    £24.96 Bay sales
    £5 lunch and dinner

    Plus, I'm on for a 9th No Spend day

    Was up exceedingly early this morning and baked 6 cakes as well as doing some batch cooking. I've already given 3 cakes away this morning to friends together with a few new clothing items I wombled.

    Helped a friend with buying a new hoover. Between the two of us we managed to discount it from £79.99 to £25.99 plus cashback on top Thought of you bob with your wombled hoover - AWESOME!

    I'm on a challenge today to do yet another money makeover to see if I can spot any unnecessary spends and/or overspends on my budget spreadsheets. It's always worth a check

    Hope everyone has a blessed wombling day
    Originally posted by Jo Blogs
    Ha ha yep that was a really good wombled
    " 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
    • Bobarella
    • By Bobarella 13th Mar 17, 1:55 PM
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    Bobarella
    Hi All

    Had another good day on the extras front yesterday.

    £30 tip
    Beer
    Bacon
    Box of eggs
    Loads of bread rolls
    Ham
    Cheese

    Loo rolls that are too small for the customer bathrooms.

    It is funny how none of the little things seem to be worth much but then when I look in our kitchen and see three bottles of squash that are lasting ages and all came back from work for nothing. It all helps the shopping bill.

    Took some Mr T receipts to add on today, whilst there saved 53p on some meatballs and did the customer satisfaction survey on my new recieot for 25 points.

    Have a good week all.

    Edited to say - Forgot that the £100 switching incentive was added to our new account on Friday so now added that to the YTD below.

    Bob

    YTD £1306.59
    Last edited by Bobarella; 13-03-2017 at 1:58 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
    • Siebrie
    • By Siebrie 13th Mar 17, 2:13 PM
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    Siebrie
    When we were in ..hmmm... I think it was M0rr1ssons, I asked the lady behind me if she would like the points from our shopping on her card. She was getting her card out, when the cashier stopped us, asking if we were shopping together. I told her that the lady was my best friend, but the cashier was not having any of it, very politely and friendly and firmly. She would have made a good primary school teacher Too bad I could not have someone else womble my points.
    Still a womble 2017 #25 € 6849,99= £ 6071.651 Wombling Free 2016 #2 € 3.483,31= £ 2,969.05
    • determined new ms
    • By determined new ms 13th Mar 17, 4:13 PM
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    determined new ms
    what a cheek Siebrie!

    feeling sorry for myself right now, just got back from root canal work feeling sore and dribbling my first cup of coffee of the day!

    was given 19 strawberry plants going to claim £11 for them (I know I can get them at the bootfair for 60p a pop)

    £2.31 for 2 ys steaks, tucked up in the freezer for later in the week
    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
    • Jo Blogs
    • By Jo Blogs 13th Mar 17, 5:06 PM
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    Jo Blogs
    Really feeling for you determined, but hope you are fighting fit tomorrow

    Great wombles everyone

    Ye oldie womblies for today:

    AmazOn gift vouchers £1.50
    Qmee Cashout £2.20
    Cashout £33.62
    Money saved on SM shop £12.40

    Hope everyone has a great evening
    Saved Nitty Gritty £7440.75 [149%] / £5000-[Sep] £58.44 for the 'Save 12k in 2017' #157
    2017 Womble #35 £3463.27 Sept NSDs 4/15CCCChl 9/12 months
    Sept PPChl#002 Pts 71
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