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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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    • Dizzy Imp
    • By Dizzy Imp 13th Mar 17, 6:10 PM
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    Afternoon fellow wombles! Hugs to poorly wombles x

    No significant savings or freebies to report for what seems like weeks but I now have three

    £1.02 on YS raspberries
    £12.56 on multibuy savings
    Plus....double points on my £175.73 shop. I'm looking forward to the bonus money that will generate come coupon time, so I won't count these now.

    £13.58 to add to my total.

    ETA found another Mr T receipt from 13th on which I saved another £1.60

    New total = £15.18
    Last edited by Dizzy Imp; 13-03-2017 at 6:12 PM.
    Womble No: 12 £3400.99 as at 5/4/2017
    Sealed pot challenge 2017 (#501)1/6/2016 = 10.12.2
    • Bobarella
    • By Bobarella 13th Mar 17, 6:13 PM
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    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
    Originally posted by determined new ms
    Bless you how horrible. I had 4 wisdoms out years ago and that was grim too. Hope you feel better soon.
    " 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
    • sugarbaby125
    • By sugarbaby125 13th Mar 17, 11:58 PM
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    1p roadkill and 1p found on a classroom floor

    Poundland bargains:

    8 X packets of Minstrels £2 saving me £2

    4 X 300g boxes of Fox's Fabulously biscuits £4 saving me £4 on the current special offer price in Tesco


    Free Evening Standard newspaper for which I claim 50p

    I used my daughter's Oyster card today and saved myself £3

    I bought Adult Bassets Multivitamins on 3 for 2 at Boots online saving myself £5.25

    #13 current total = £1962.55
    • Jo Blogs
    • By Jo Blogs 14th Mar 17, 3:45 AM
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    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
    • Dizzy Imp
    • By Dizzy Imp 14th Mar 17, 7:14 AM
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    Jo....what exactly were you doing up at 3.45 this morning?
    Womble No: 12 £3400.99 as at 5/4/2017
    Sealed pot challenge 2017 (#501)1/6/2016 = 10.12.2
    • Siebrie
    • By Siebrie 14th Mar 17, 10:46 AM
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    Siebrie
    3 branded individual cherry yoghurts from a colleague 3x€0,20
    discount on my foot treatment medication due to some unclear loyalty system the pharmacy uses €8
    a kiwi from Reception €0,20
    deodorant free-after-rebate(minus the cost of the stamp) €3,08
    shower gel free-after-rebate(minus the cost of the stamp) €2,44
    Last edited by Siebrie; 14-03-2017 at 2:42 PM.
    Still a womble 2017 #25 € 6466,86= £ 5589.79
    Wombling Free 2016 #2 € 3.483,31= £ 2,969.05
    • Jo Blogs
    • By Jo Blogs 14th Mar 17, 2:16 PM
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    Jo....what exactly were you doing up at 3.45 this morning?
    Originally posted by Dizzy Imp
    I'm on earlies at the moment

    Will post ye oldie womblies later, as it's 'Izzy, whizzy, let's get busy!' time

    Finally received my M&$ gift card top-up £30
    Amaz0n gift vouchers £2.50
    QM Cashout £2.92
    Swapped mags £2
    Samples £2

    Have a great evening everyone
    Last edited by Jo Blogs; 14-03-2017 at 4:09 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
    • Bobarella
    • By Bobarella 15th Mar 17, 1:08 AM
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    Hello wombles

    Came back from another event with a fantastic dessert, some tea lights and another bag of ice, at this rate I will have enough for an igloo

    Bob
    Last edited by Bobarella; 18-03-2017 at 11:39 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
    • Jo Blogs
    • By Jo Blogs 15th Mar 17, 3:28 AM
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    Good morning everyone Hope you all have a blessed wombling day

    Some nice wombles Bob - You now have me craving a homemade fruit juice slush puppie - yummy
    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 15th Mar 17, 7:04 AM
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    sugarbaby125
    2 Big Macs and 2 medium fries with a voucher on the back of an Oyster receipt £3.98 saving me £3.98

    2 hopper bus journeys to and from work worth £3

    Lift home from Karaoke saved me the £1.50 bus fare

    Free Metro newspaper for which I will claim 50p

    Poundland bargains:

    150g of Maltesers saved myself 50p

    6 Packets of Walkers crisps X 2 saving me £1

    2 bars of Bounty X 4 saved me 50p

    #13 current total = £1973.53
    • determined new ms
    • By determined new ms 15th Mar 17, 7:40 AM
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    received email from allotment neighbour saying I can take cuttings off of her redcurrant bushes going to take 6 cuttings (3 bushes) and claim £25 (would cost £50 to buy 6 bare roots from an online supplier so think £25 in fair)
    DF as at 30/12/16
    Wombling '16 £2874.33 Roadkill £28.25
    Wombling YTD £2839.06/Roadkill £8.58
    SFDs Sept 6/18 CC saved £2372.50 Veg grown £376.20
    • Jo Blogs
    • By Jo Blogs 15th Mar 17, 3:47 PM
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    Hi folks Well done with the wombles today

    Nice going with the redcurrant bushes determined

    Ye oldie womblies so far for today:

    Bay sales £37.84

    Amaz0n gift voucher £0.50

    Today I decided to bite the bullet and give a vintage wooden picture frame the distressed look.
    It's turned out fab and I've saved myself at least £20, so decided to claim it as part of my creative wombles.

    I've also just come back from wombling some beautiful vintage / victorian / art nouveau ceramic tiles from a property that's being gutted a few doors down. I need to give them a gentle tile and grout mix clean and check them over, so I'm not sure what to claim at the moment, but will update later - What a womble!

    Hope everyone is having a blessed wombled 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
    • Bobarella
    • By Bobarella 15th Mar 17, 9:21 PM
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    Bobarella
    Good morning everyone Hope you all have a blessed wombling day

    Some nice wombles Bob - You now have me craving a homemade fruit juice slush puppie - yummy
    Originally posted by Jo Blogs
    What a good idea!
    " 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
    • LuckyPenny
    • By LuckyPenny 15th Mar 17, 9:42 PM
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    LuckyPenny
    Bought 60 dishwasher tabs for £9 reduced to £4.50 that were reduced in Asda. To be honest I would never have paid the full price anyway. I paid with an Asda price guarantee voucher so will just count that £3.26.

    £11 discount off gift vouchers through work site for Morrisons and Costa.

    LP x
    Last edited by LuckyPenny; 15-03-2017 at 9:52 PM.
    Womble #28 £2,287.34
    Pay off all debts by Xmas 2017 #40 £3465/£5865 Christmas 2017 Saving #11 £89/365
    Competition wins £11,840

    • Jo Blogs
    • By Jo Blogs 16th Mar 17, 1:13 AM
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    Good morning everyone

    Hope you all have a blessed wombling day

    What a good idea!
    Originally posted by Bobarella
    Enjoy!
    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 16th Mar 17, 6:51 AM
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    forgot to say I found a woman's mag on sunday. Someone had obviously dropped it on the way back from the shop 99p for some trashy entertainment
    DF as at 30/12/16
    Wombling '16 £2874.33 Roadkill £28.25
    Wombling YTD £2839.06/Roadkill £8.58
    SFDs Sept 6/18 CC saved £2372.50 Veg grown £376.20
    • Dizzy Imp
    • By Dizzy Imp 16th Mar 17, 7:14 AM
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    forgot to say I found a woman's mag on sunday. Someone had obviously dropped it on the way back from the shop 99p for some trashy entertainment
    Originally posted by determined new ms
    Hmmm... that might be classed as an anti-womble...
    Womble No: 12 £3400.99 as at 5/4/2017
    Sealed pot challenge 2017 (#501)1/6/2016 = 10.12.2
    • sugarbaby125
    • By sugarbaby125 16th Mar 17, 10:27 AM
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    Free Metro newspaper for which I will claim 50p

    2 hopper bus journeys to and from work yesterday worth £3

    My daughter paid for the whole family to have a Chinese takeaway £21.20

    Offers and discounts for my weekly Tesco online grocery shop £13.77

    #13 current total = £2012
    • Siebrie
    • By Siebrie 16th Mar 17, 2:24 PM
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    Hi Bobarella, I was just wondering if the letter to 'Dear Jeremy' on 3 March in the Guardian is from you?
    Still a womble 2017 #25 € 6466,86= £ 5589.79
    Wombling Free 2016 #2 € 3.483,31= £ 2,969.05
    • Jo Blogs
    • By Jo Blogs 16th Mar 17, 2:40 PM
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    Hi folks:-)

    Well done with the wombles today :-)

    Ye oldie womblies for today:

    Qm cashout £1.13
    SM surveys 385 Nect0 points
    M'sD treat - weekend away £250
    M'sD / birthday gift - ideapad saved £250 with vouchers, discount codes - Plus cashback
    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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