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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 £54.82 2016-£62.28 2015- £84.20)
    RYSAW17 £1855 2016 £2,535.16 2015 £1027.20
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    • LuckyPenny
    • By LuckyPenny 4th Jun 17, 1:31 PM
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    LuckyPenny
    £7 Blue Rewards
    £3 discount off costa reloadable card (work site)


    LP x
    Womble #28 £1,753.40
    Pay off all debts by Xmas 2017 #40 £2600/£5865 Christmas 2017 Saving #11 £67/365
    Competition wins £11,840

    • miss empty piggy
    • By miss empty piggy 5th Jun 17, 9:25 PM
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    miss empty piggy
    Thanks for the advice on the wedding favours guys. Had my first hen do this weekend and got LOADS of drinks bought for me. I'm thinking a nominal £25 for that. Also got lots of advice and the main thing was to not bother with favours. This was from friends who had been recently married and others married a couple of years. Other friends (who have been to many weddings) said that no-one really cares - so I think I've decided to just not bother.

    great ideas for the bridesmaids though - thank you

    Other wombles today included A FREE LUNCH at work which was totally unexpected. There was so much to chose from and they had done a vegan sandwich platter for another lady and myself and we could also help ourselves to the vegan cakes too - even though there was loads of fruit (including figs - my favourite). It was lovely and I shall claim £6 for the lunch as it was big and gorgeous. Big thanks to the boss today (which is rare) lol.

    So adding £25 and £6 to the total.
    Have a good evening xxxx
    RYASAW 2017 Total to date:£3258.98
    DFW Nerd No: 600
    • amber03
    • By amber03 5th Jun 17, 10:08 PM
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    amber03
    Ouch not done well as RL keeps getting in the way, so going to make amends starting today. 4 cartons of orange juice £2.20. Well at least it's a start.x
    Debtfree and and staying that way.
    £1000 Emergency fund No.112 £326.00


    WOMBLER 2017 NO. 5 £7.20
    • Siebrie
    • By Siebrie 6th Jun 17, 10:03 AM
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    Siebrie
    One apple from Reception € 0,20
    Still a womble 2017 #25 € 6108,54= £ 5363.66
    Wombling Free 2016 #2 € 3.483,31= £ 2,969.05
    • amber03
    • By amber03 6th Jun 17, 8:55 PM
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    amber03
    Four more drinks from work £2.20 and discount from work on a bit of shopping £1.20.
    Debtfree and and staying that way.
    £1000 Emergency fund No.112 £326.00


    WOMBLER 2017 NO. 5 £7.20
    • miss empty piggy
    • By miss empty piggy 7th Jun 17, 6:42 AM
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    miss empty piggy
    Bought Mr L Q10 face cream instead of my usual face cream saving me approximately £27. It's really nice and not that dissimilar. Very happy with it.

    £4 Blue rewards

    Have a great day everyone
    RYASAW 2017 Total to date:£3258.98
    DFW Nerd No: 600
    • sugarbaby125
    • By sugarbaby125 7th Jun 17, 12:48 PM
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    sugarbaby125
    A free 170g pot of Total Greek Yogurt worth £1.10

    I used a £2 voucher I was sent in the post on my Co-Op shop

    1 hopper bus journey worth £1.50 on Tuesday

    #13 current total = £5671.42
    • Toni'sfriend
    • By Toni'sfriend 7th Jun 17, 4:00 PM
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    Toni'sfriend
    £1,40 on YS chicken and 3p roadkill.
    NSD 13/12 Weightloss 1.5/48 June Womble £68.90 2017 Wombling total £918.69
    • miss empty piggy
    • By miss empty piggy 7th Jun 17, 7:25 PM
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    miss empty piggy
    1p roadkill

    Another FREE LUNCH on a training course. Whoop whoop. £4 (not as big as the other one lol) xx
    RYASAW 2017 Total to date:£3258.98
    DFW Nerd No: 600
    • Toni'sfriend
    • By Toni'sfriend 8th Jun 17, 4:42 PM
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    Toni'sfriend
    Just a little 1p roadkill.
    NSD 13/12 Weightloss 1.5/48 June Womble £68.90 2017 Wombling total £918.69
    • miss empty piggy
    • By miss empty piggy 8th Jun 17, 6:42 PM
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    miss empty piggy
    2p roadkill today and 1 satsuma - a whole 12p

    every little counts xxx
    RYASAW 2017 Total to date:£3258.98
    DFW Nerd No: 600
    • sugarbaby125
    • By sugarbaby125 9th Jun 17, 7:40 AM
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    sugarbaby125
    Free Metro newspaper 50p

    1 hopper bus journey worth £1.50

    2 hardback books from Poundland and saved myself £24.99

    My weekly online shopping savings from special offers and price reductions £29.25

    #13 current total = £5727.66
    • Siebrie
    • By Siebrie 9th Jun 17, 9:21 AM
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    Siebrie
    1 grapefruit from Reception €0,20.
    Still a womble 2017 #25 € 6108,54= £ 5363.66
    Wombling Free 2016 #2 € 3.483,31= £ 2,969.05
    • LuckyPenny
    • By LuckyPenny 9th Jun 17, 9:53 PM
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    LuckyPenny
    £10 off Next voucher used
    £10.25 (virgin 35% off code) off a Zipcord

    £20.25 Wombled today!
    Womble #28 £1,753.40
    Pay off all debts by Xmas 2017 #40 £2600/£5865 Christmas 2017 Saving #11 £67/365
    Competition wins £11,840

    • Toni'sfriend
    • By Toni'sfriend 10th Jun 17, 9:16 AM
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    Toni'sfriend
    Was going to cancel my NOW TV entertainment pass. Was offered 2 months at £1.39 each. £11.20 saved.
    NSD 13/12 Weightloss 1.5/48 June Womble £68.90 2017 Wombling total £918.69
    • Bobarella
    • By Bobarella 10th Jun 17, 4:18 PM
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    Bobarella
    Wow everyone has been doing so well! Thanks for the YTDs will get them updated.

    My son was delighted yesterday to discover a vending machine with a packet of crisps half out of its clip holder. He paid for a pack and of course got two.

    I cashed in £20 worth of nectar points today to buy some equipment for the business so that was a good saving.
    " Your vibe attracts your tribe"

    Debt neutral 27/03/17 from £40k in the hole 2012.
    Roadkill 17 £54.82 2016-£62.28 2015- £84.20)
    RYSAW17 £1855 2016 £2,535.16 2015 £1027.20
    • LuckyPenny
    • By LuckyPenny 10th Jun 17, 5:31 PM
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    LuckyPenny
    I've had fabulous news I've won £500 in a competition!! I've spent it in my mind a zillion times over!

    I've been to the cinema today and done lots of wombling!
    I bought reduced price tickets through a work site online, saving £7.20, we parked in a shopping centre across the road rather than the cinema's saving £1.50, whilst we were there I sneaked in water (from a market research) a skinny popcorn (on a diet) saving me £5. I then got a 75p shampoo from Boots and got 75 points hence making it Free!! (have have the boots app and needed to accept the offer beforehand).

    Pretty chuffed today!! £514.45!!
    Womble #28 £1,753.40
    Pay off all debts by Xmas 2017 #40 £2600/£5865 Christmas 2017 Saving #11 £67/365
    Competition wins £11,840

    • sugarbaby125
    • By sugarbaby125 10th Jun 17, 6:04 PM
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    sugarbaby125
    Congratulations on your competition win Lucky Penny

    I used Advantage cards point to 'buy' 2 No 7 products and a cardigan for a great niece worth £21 and got the No 7 free gift worth £23

    My daughter paid for my Theatre ticket to see The Girl From The North Country at The Old Vic £11.50

    Quidco cashback £1.20

    I got a free ticket to see Afrikan Revolution at King's Place worth £9.50

    1 hopper bus journey on my way home worth £1.50

    Free Evening Standard newspaper yesterday 50p

    #13 current total = £5795.18
    • DigForVictory
    • By DigForVictory 10th Jun 17, 6:07 PM
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    DigForVictory
    Saved 8.04 feeding ravenous teenagers at McDs thanks both to vouchers in the Metro & the sweet child on the till who said "keep the vouchers", so there is more yet to save!
    I've also got a very similar promotion from Burger King for the same sort of thing so rewarding exam candidates has become a sight more affordable, if still poor form.
    • Toni'sfriend
    • By Toni'sfriend 10th Jun 17, 9:49 PM
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    Toni'sfriend
    Well done,
    Lucky Penny
    NSD 13/12 Weightloss 1.5/48 June Womble £68.90 2017 Wombling total £918.69
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