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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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    • f0xh0les
    • By f0xh0les 18th Apr 17, 9:36 PM
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    f0xh0les

    Now mint chocolate is a different matter....
    Originally posted by Dizzy Imp

    Oh yes, mint chocolate is an entirely different animal.


    SisterCas - my first thought was ' 66? you'll be sick!' -
    I am sooo somebody's mum.
    MFW May118,340 A117 S116 N115, D114 J114 Feb 113,500 M 112,800 A112,250 MAY 111,600 AUGUST - 110,300 - next goal- 110k) SPC #59 Very Special Agent Womble #15 NST#9 Competition wins..a kids book Free Amazon vouchers 13 YouGov 1.25 (50 June) Tesco 15.00 Mr Morris 20
    • f0xh0les
    • By f0xh0les 18th Apr 17, 9:47 PM
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    Wombled back to my own bed today!!!

    Went into Her0n as I was passing to pick up the hamsters from their hotel, and found almond milk, cashew milk, and hazelnut milk all 39p a litre, stayed away from the 3 for 1 JusRol pastry packs ( I am becoming rotund) and instead picked up a pot of raspberry and a pot of mango sorbet, called 'smoothies' for some unexplained reason, for 75p each.
    Great stuff but only at Her0n price.

    Then was charged half the agreed price for Hamsters holiday. I think they were charmed by them. So we are all back in our own beds tonight. Bliss.
    MFW May118,340 A117 S116 N115, D114 J114 Feb 113,500 M 112,800 A112,250 MAY 111,600 AUGUST - 110,300 - next goal- 110k) SPC #59 Very Special Agent Womble #15 NST#9 Competition wins..a kids book Free Amazon vouchers 13 YouGov 1.25 (50 June) Tesco 15.00 Mr Morris 20
    • LuckyPenny
    • By LuckyPenny 18th Apr 17, 10:51 PM
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    LuckyPenny
    Saved 15 today on a meal at Ask downloaded 25% off voucher and then paid with Anne-coucher that I got with 10% off through a work cashback/voucher site saving 15.
    Womble #28 2,260.67
    Pay off all debts by Xmas 2017 #40 2868.96/5865 Christmas 2017 Saving #11 85/365
    Competition wins 11,840

    • Jo Blogs
    • By Jo Blogs 19th Apr 17, 1:04 AM
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    Good morning everyone

    Great going with all the wombles

    Wishing you all a fabulous wombling day
    Saved Nitty Gritty 7440.75 [149%] / 5000-[Aug] 58.44 for the 'Save 12k in 2017' #157
    2017 Womble #35 3463.27 July NSDs 19/15CCCChl 7/12 months
    July PPChl#002 Pts 71
    • miss empty piggy
    • By miss empty piggy 19th Apr 17, 9:35 AM
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    miss empty piggy
    Saved 8.90 on steak meals which were supposed to be 11.95 each and they were doing 2 for 15. Very happy womble tummy xxx
    RYASAW 2017 Total to date:3258.98
    DFW Nerd No: 600
    • Toni'sfriend
    • By Toni'sfriend 19th Apr 17, 10:42 AM
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    3.00 on 4 packets of YS sage and onion stuffing (use lots of that)
    1.00 on biscuits for the children (big ones as well as little ones)
    1p roadkill
    NSD 4515 Weightloss 1.3/7 Aug womble 50.22 2017 Wombling total 1188.84
    • Jo Blogs
    • By Jo Blogs 19th Apr 17, 12:50 PM
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    Good afternoon everyone

    Ye oldie womblies for the last couple of days.......

    1.86 QMee cashout
    2 swapped magazines
    1.50 3 small cakes
    5 lunch & dinner
    20 - broken coloured cermaic tiles for my creative projects. Going to try some mosaic designs on a couple of wooden boxes I wombled
    25 - Got given some metalic acrilic paints for my creative projects.
    5 - Got given 5 packs of different flowery serviettes for my creative projects
    Saved Nitty Gritty 7440.75 [149%] / 5000-[Aug] 58.44 for the 'Save 12k in 2017' #157
    2017 Womble #35 3463.27 July NSDs 19/15CCCChl 7/12 months
    July PPChl#002 Pts 71
    • LuckyPenny
    • By LuckyPenny 19th Apr 17, 3:17 PM
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    1p roadkill today!
    Womble #28 2,260.67
    Pay off all debts by Xmas 2017 #40 2868.96/5865 Christmas 2017 Saving #11 85/365
    Competition wins 11,840

    • sugarbaby125
    • By sugarbaby125 19th Apr 17, 10:42 PM
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    I found 1p on a classroom floor yesterday and 5p today

    Free Evening Standard newspaper yesterday and today 1

    2 hopper bus journeys yesterday and today to and from work worth 6

    1p roadkill

    2 X Big Mac and medium fries with a voucher on the back of my Oyster receipt for 3.98 saving me 3.98

    2 X 15 cooked barbecue chicken wings on offer from Morrisons hot counter which saved me 2

    TK Maxx offers:

    Enamel roaster 9.99 saved myself 6.01

    Large non-stick wok 19.99 saved myself 8.01

    #13 current total = 3258.14
    Last edited by sugarbaby125; 19-04-2017 at 10:46 PM.
    • f0xh0les
    • By f0xh0les 19th Apr 17, 10:48 PM
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    5 Mr M voucher from points
    5 Amaz0n voucher from surveys
    MFW May118,340 A117 S116 N115, D114 J114 Feb 113,500 M 112,800 A112,250 MAY 111,600 AUGUST - 110,300 - next goal- 110k) SPC #59 Very Special Agent Womble #15 NST#9 Competition wins..a kids book Free Amazon vouchers 13 YouGov 1.25 (50 June) Tesco 15.00 Mr Morris 20
    • Jo Blogs
    • By Jo Blogs 20th Apr 17, 1:03 AM
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    Good morning everyone

    Great going with all the wombles

    Wishing you all a very blessed wombling day
    Saved Nitty Gritty 7440.75 [149%] / 5000-[Aug] 58.44 for the 'Save 12k in 2017' #157
    2017 Womble #35 3463.27 July NSDs 19/15CCCChl 7/12 months
    July PPChl#002 Pts 71
    • sistercas
    • By sistercas 20th Apr 17, 7:10 AM
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    7 for me on grocery shopping thanks to the offers , other than that it's been a quiet week
    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
    • miss empty piggy
    • By miss empty piggy 20th Apr 17, 7:24 AM
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    Good morning fellow womblers - am hopefully heading to the car boot sale this morning. In need of a few specific items, namely tennis rackets, squash rackets and a sewing machine. Was tempted by the shops then remembered today's impending trip. Also looking for outdoor activities for kids to keep them interested at the wedding. Have enlisted the role of my wombling cub who loves a challenge. She has been set a budget and is loving the project. She has priced up items in the high street shops and we are armed with a list for the CBS this morning. They love the wombling lifestyle. Have a great day everyone. Will report back to the burrow this evening
    RYASAW 2017 Total to date:3258.98
    DFW Nerd No: 600
    • Dizzy Imp
    • By Dizzy Imp 20th Apr 17, 7:45 AM
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    Morning fellow wombles

    2 egg sales, but it has been a sad wombling time for me. Nothing has come my way for ages!

    Miss EP - we had a small bubble machine at our wedding (outside to avoid slippery floors) and the kids loved it. Also had a bag of stickers, colouring pencils and small toys etc. for each little one to help with boredom. It can be a l-o-n-g day to expect kids to be on their best behaviour - good luck!
    Womble No: 12 3400.99 as at 5/4/2017
    Sealed pot challenge 2017 (#501)1/6/2016 = 10.12.2
    • f0xh0les
    • By f0xh0les 20th Apr 17, 7:57 AM
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    I would second a bubble machine, but then my DS1 punched the head of the inflatable bride balloon as a joke, and it came off and spent the rest of the reception floating on the ceiling. It is in most of the photos. If you are having an inflatable helium bride and groom, anchor it well.
    MFW May118,340 A117 S116 N115, D114 J114 Feb 113,500 M 112,800 A112,250 MAY 111,600 AUGUST - 110,300 - next goal- 110k) SPC #59 Very Special Agent Womble #15 NST#9 Competition wins..a kids book Free Amazon vouchers 13 YouGov 1.25 (50 June) Tesco 15.00 Mr Morris 20
    • Bobarella
    • By Bobarella 20th Apr 17, 8:52 AM
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    I would second a bubble machine, but then my DS1 punched the head of the inflatable bride balloon as a joke, and it came off and spent the rest of the reception floating on the ceiling. It is in most of the photos. If you are having an inflatable helium bride and groom, anchor it well.
    Originally posted by f0xh0les
    That's so funny
    " 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
    • Toni'sfriend
    • By Toni'sfriend 20th Apr 17, 9:21 AM
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    1.80 on YS mince
    1.00 on YS peas
    1p roadkill
    I saw a 5p the other day but would have to have asked two pensioners out of the way to get at it so resisted. Brooded about it all day!
    NSD 4515 Weightloss 1.3/7 Aug womble 50.22 2017 Wombling total 1188.84
    • Siebrie
    • By Siebrie 20th Apr 17, 11:32 AM
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    Siebrie
    I have a womble! I didn't count it last year, but I will count it this year, as it's so unexpected!
    Dd1 has math problems, and the teacher suggested math tutoring. In Belgium this is covered by the equivalent of NHS , but only if the test shows a really bad result, which it did . There is a suspicion of dyscalculia .

    So, last year, we went to the Paediatrician, who looked her over and said that physically all is fine, then to the Speech Therapist, who did the math test. Back to the Paediatrician who then prescribed 104 30-min sessions with the Speech Therapist, to be taken within a year. (In Belgium the Speech Therapist also gives math tutoring; yeah, I didn't expect it either.) So, at the end of the year the Speech Therapist did another test, and it shows that dd1 has improved a lot, but is still on dyscalculia level. We took the test to the Paediatrician, and he prescribed another 100 sessions! I was told this was not possible, but apparently, it can be done. Our advantage for the next 12 months is 100 x ( 22.50 - 4) = 1,850!! (GBP 1,550) We pay 22.50 per session and get 18.50 reimbursed.

    Dd1 scores almost 100% on language, world orientation, crafts, religion, and sports (I know, the last 3 subjects are not really 'scoring' subjects ), and I think the results of the math test are low because she works slowly and does not finish in time. She has moments of brilliance, and a new calculating method has helped a lot, too. I'm letting her bake quite a lot at the moment, just so she understands the connection between numbers and real life
    Still a womble 2017 #25 6393,07= 5589.79
    Wombling Free 2016 #2 3.483,31= 2,969.05
    • sugarbaby125
    • By sugarbaby125 20th Apr 17, 11:58 AM
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    Siebrie I am so glad that your daughter has been receiving appropriate support and will continue to receive it this year as well. I hope she continues to make progress in all areas of her development


    I bought a black leather Osprey bag for 9 which was a saving of 5 on the Buy it now price

    This week's special offers and price reductions on my weekly grocery online shop 21.36

    The Body Shop Order:

    I saved 12 with a 30% off code
    I received a free gift with the order worth 20.50
    I used the 5 Love Your Body voucher I had received for my Birthday
    I got free delivery worth 2.49

    #13 current total 3324.49
    Last edited by sugarbaby125; 20-04-2017 at 12:13 PM.
    • Toni'sfriend
    • By Toni'sfriend 20th Apr 17, 12:56 PM
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    Siebrie - That's wonderful. Hope she continues to progress. I'm sure teaching her the relationship between numbers and day to day living will be enormously helpful,
    NSD 4515 Weightloss 1.3/7 Aug womble 50.22 2017 Wombling total 1188.84
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