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    • Bobarella
    • By Bobarella 24th Dec 16, 3:49 PM
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    Bobarella
    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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    • miss empty piggy
    • By miss empty piggy 14th Apr 17, 8:09 PM
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    miss empty piggy
    wow sounds like a very blessed month miss empty piggy!

    sistercas yay to 66 cream eggs this would not be a blessing in my house as I would set about eating them all in the shortest time possible

    yesterday I was given 3 gooseberry bushes £34.99 if I bought them

    used membership card and saved £20.40 on entrance to the wildlife park - this membership pays for itself in 3 visits and we go many more times a year than that!

    £3.20 on buying oat milk on offer
    Originally posted by determined new ms

    Thanks and well done on the gooseberry bushes, I am very jealous. xx
    RYASAW 2017 Total to date:£4571.43
    DFW Nerd No: 600
    • miss empty piggy
    • By miss empty piggy 14th Apr 17, 8:10 PM
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    Well done on the food wombling Miss EP!

    I have £2 egg sales (quiet, as it's the Easter break and I've not been out much) and another 14 collected for home use = £1.40.

    I'm sticking with the real deal as Creme eggs make me feel icky...they're too big, too sweet and too much. They are on a par with the dreaded chocolate orange. The smell of one of those turns my stomach.

    The skids usually buy an orange chocolate egg for DH at Easter, so I'm not tempted to snorf it.

    Now mint chocolate is a different matter....
    Originally posted by Dizzy Imp
    Thanks - I'm definitely with you on the MINT (although I'm dairy-free but love DF Mint chocolate - Yummy). x
    RYASAW 2017 Total to date:£4571.43
    DFW Nerd No: 600
    • miss empty piggy
    • By miss empty piggy 14th Apr 17, 8:11 PM
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    miss empty piggy
    How kind of you Florence it is a teeny bit of a cop out because I'm not totally Debt free, but as it is around £350 now and I have more in savings. I decided to go with that and stop myself feeling so under pressure
    Originally posted by Bobarella
    Well done Bobarella - that is such FANTASTIC news. Well done you. You must be floating on air - celebratory drink??? xxx
    RYASAW 2017 Total to date:£4571.43
    DFW Nerd No: 600
    • miss empty piggy
    • By miss empty piggy 14th Apr 17, 8:15 PM
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    Hello Miss Empty Piggy

    Welcome back. Sounds like a very busy time for you. I seem to have you down with a higher score in March than you now have in your signature for April. Am I going mad?

    Bob
    Originally posted by Bobarella
    Oh most definitely not - You probably have got it right and I've messed up. I was keeping a note in my bullet journal but during the house renovations we are having to move furniture etc around as we are having a total rewire. It's been an absolute nightmare but it's done now. Just got to decorate and sort out the plumbing and central heating - so not much left to do lol. I think I just thought I hadn't done anything last month so thought I'd best go with that. May I ask what you have got me down for for March? Many thanks for keeping me right. xxx
    RYASAW 2017 Total to date:£4571.43
    DFW Nerd No: 600
    • LuckyPenny
    • By LuckyPenny 14th Apr 17, 8:18 PM
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    Hi
    £11 discount purchasing vouchers today through work site.
    Used £2.17 price guarantee Asda voucher.
    Thanks Bob
    Womble #28 £3,254
    Pay off all debts by Xmas 2017 #40 £3965/£5865 Christmas 2017 Saving #11 £104/365
    Competition wins £11,840

    • Jo Blogs
    • By Jo Blogs 15th Apr 17, 3:39 AM
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    Good morning everyone

    Hope you all have an exceedingly 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
    • Toni'sfriend
    • By Toni'sfriend 15th Apr 17, 9:31 AM
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    Morning Everyone
    Nice to see you back. Bob. Been missing myself for a couple of days.
    £9.76 on YS items (steak. pork chops etc) which will provide us with a few meals and 3p roadkill
    • LuckyPenny
    • By LuckyPenny 15th Apr 17, 3:58 PM
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    £3.40 discount on the purchase of instant M&S vouchers

    £4 blue rewards
    Last edited by LuckyPenny; 15-04-2017 at 5:13 PM.
    Womble #28 £3,254
    Pay off all debts by Xmas 2017 #40 £3965/£5865 Christmas 2017 Saving #11 £104/365
    Competition wins £11,840

    • Jo Blogs
    • By Jo Blogs 16th Apr 17, 1:08 AM
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    Good morning everyone

    Great going with all the wombles folks

    Wishing you all a very Happy Easter and an extra special 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
    • Toni'sfriend
    • By Toni'sfriend 16th Apr 17, 9:32 AM
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    Saved £6.00 on a birthday present for my little friend and 20p roadkill.
    • sugarbaby125
    • By sugarbaby125 16th Apr 17, 2:40 PM
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    Welcome back Bob and great news on you being debt free!

    Wilko Offers:

    12 X Woolite Black £36 which saved me £22.80 on the next available price of £4.90 per bottle

    4 X Comfort Intense 960ml for £11 which saved me £11 as they were half price

    #13 current total = £3146.08
    Last edited by sugarbaby125; 16-04-2017 at 2:50 PM.
    • Jo Blogs
    • By Jo Blogs 17th Apr 17, 2:58 AM
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    Good morning everyone

    Great going with all the wombles.

    Ye oldie womblies.......

    £1.69 QMee cashout
    £4 cake - A friend gave me a homemade cake on Saturday - yummy!

    Someone threw out a beautiful rug and I had just the place for it. I managed to grab it before the dustmen took it away on Saturday morning! Will claim a modest £20

    Wisghing you all a blessed and peaceful 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
    • sugarbaby125
    • By sugarbaby125 17th Apr 17, 7:13 AM
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    I received £85 of Birthday money from my oldest son and youngest daughter on Saturday for my 55th Birthday

    #13 current total = £3231.08
    • miss empty piggy
    • By miss empty piggy 17th Apr 17, 8:29 AM
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    1p roadkill for me yesterday x

    HAPPY EASTER EVERYONE XX
    RYASAW 2017 Total to date:£4571.43
    DFW Nerd No: 600
    • Jo Blogs
    • By Jo Blogs 17th Apr 17, 9:26 AM
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    Jo Blogs
    I received £85 of Birthday money from my oldest son and youngest daughter on Saturday for my 55th Birthday

    #13 current total = £3231.08
    Originally posted by sugarbaby125
    Wishing you a very happy belated birthday sugarbaby125
    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 17th Apr 17, 9:32 AM
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    sistercas
    saved £3.60 on 2 packs of profiteroles , they were hidden away in the reduced section
    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 17th Apr 17, 3:47 PM
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    Florence J
    £2.50 off my shopping through offers and discounts.
    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
    • Jo Blogs
    • By Jo Blogs 18th Apr 17, 2:16 AM
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    Jo Blogs
    Good morning everyone

    Great going with all the wombles

    Wishing you all a super 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
    • Toni'sfriend
    • By Toni'sfriend 18th Apr 17, 9:27 AM
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    Morning Everyone
    Yesterday's wombles;
    £1.14 on a steak for son's dinner later this week
    £3.06 on Indian snacks which will be our dinner sometime over the next few days
    £2.16 on chocolate mini eggs for C
    £1.05 Roadkill
    • Siebrie
    • By Siebrie 18th Apr 17, 9:31 PM
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    Siebrie
    One kiwi from Reception €0,20
    One tuna-peach roll from business lunch €0,20
    A brandnew children's book on human rights €5
    Still a womble 2017 #25 € 6849,99= £ 6071.651 Wombling Free 2016 #2 € 3.483,31= £ 2,969.05
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