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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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    • LuckyPenny
    • By LuckyPenny 16th Jun 17, 9:13 PM
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    LuckyPenny
    Sorry me again! Went to the post office today to pick up a 'sign for' letter and it was £20 worth of shopping vouchers after I complained about finding a stone in a tin of tomatoes.


    LPx
    Womble #28 £4,067.36
    Pay off all debts by Xmas 2017 #40 £4965/£5865 Christmas 2018 Saving £4/365
    Competition wins £11,940

    • sistercas
    • By sistercas 17th Jun 17, 8:21 AM
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    sistercas
    Sorry me again! Went to the post office today to pick up a 'sign for' letter and it was £20 worth of shopping vouchers after I complained about finding a stone in a tin of tomatoes.


    LPx
    Originally posted by LuckyPenny
    Wow it's worth complaining

    I hadn't wombled anything this month other than 2p roadkill. Then I went to a discount food store and saved at least £100 for example they had a tub of ice cream normally retails at £3 and it was 25p so I'm adding that to my total
    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
    • sugarbaby125
    • By sugarbaby125 17th Jun 17, 12:52 PM
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    sugarbaby125
    1 hopper bus journey yesterday and today worth £3

    Free Evening Standard newspaper 50p

    Poundland Bargains:


    4 X Paperback books £4 saved myself £27.96

    2 X 150g packets of Sensations crisps £1 saved myself £1

    Morrisons Bargains:

    5 X snack packets of apple slices and seedless grapes £1.50 saved £1

    15 cooked chicken wings from the hot counter £3.50 saved £1

    3 X 100g bars of Milka chocolate £1.50 saved £1.38

    #13 current total = £6292.75
    • Jo Blogs
    • By Jo Blogs 17th Jun 17, 3:16 PM
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    Jo Blogs
    Hi folks

    Great going with all the fantastic wombles

    Not been around much over the past few weeks and things have been hectic

    Anyway, I've still been wombling and am going to add the following wombles to my total for the past few weeks:

    Free £10 M n $ giftcard topup
    £25 Amaz0n giftcard top ups
    £100 - saving on a pushchair - I managed to buy one from our local charity shop for £10 making a huge saving
    £20 magazine swaps
    £175 selling unwanted stuff on the bay
    £140 - clothes donated to me by a friend
    Lunch & dinner £100

    Adding a modest £570 to my yearly total.

    Widhing you all a super wombling weekend
    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 18th Jun 17, 7:42 AM
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    sistercas
    Morning everyone

    £26 for me on e-bay
    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
    • LuckyPenny
    • By LuckyPenny 18th Jun 17, 8:35 AM
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    LuckyPenny
    I'm on a roll - got the back payment on Married Tax Allowance today £423 - is this a Womble?

    LP x
    Womble #28 £4,067.36
    Pay off all debts by Xmas 2017 #40 £4965/£5865 Christmas 2018 Saving £4/365
    Competition wins £11,940

    • sugarbaby125
    • By sugarbaby125 18th Jun 17, 2:34 PM
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    sugarbaby125
    I'm on a roll - got the back payment on Married Tax Allowance today £423 - is this a Womble?

    LP x
    Originally posted by LuckyPenny
    Lucky Penny, yes it is. You have had a very fortuitous week. Happy wombling
    • Toni'sfriend
    • By Toni'sfriend 18th Jun 17, 6:37 PM
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    Toni'sfriend
    £18.00 on ys and dine in deals in M & S
    • Siebrie
    • By Siebrie 19th Jun 17, 4:08 PM
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    Siebrie
    Can of fizzy pop from a colleague €0,50
    Still a womble 2017 #25 € 7105,08= £ 6309.50 Wombling Free 2016 #2 € 3.483,31= £ 2,969.05
    • Ladykernow
    • By Ladykernow 19th Jun 17, 6:25 PM
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    Ladykernow
    10p off a £1 item in co-op today - student discount, my partner thought I was crazy for trying.
    10p roadkill today!
    Dec 2017 - Dec 2018 ~ Save £5000 £55/£5000
    • pippy1971
    • By pippy1971 19th Jun 17, 7:01 PM
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    pippy1971
    Well, since going away for my daughters birthday last weekend, I have been entirely un-MSE I have definitely fallen off the wagon.

    But as for wombling.... I have complained to my Energy supplier and got £50 credit on my bill. I have complained to my broadband provider and got £13.80 credit on my bill.

    Only 18p cash found, but I have found three receipts with clubcard points unclaimed.

    Also, my Dad took pity on me and paid for A1d1 shopping which was £54...

    Claimed £10 cashback on a cashback site.....

    Am going to work out a budget tonight get back on to debt reduction, will then catch up with what everyone else has been doing whilst I was away....
    NST June 2017: Jiggle Free June ..number 18
    The 365 day penny challenge £49.89
    1 debt vs 100 days challenge 26... #2
    • miss empty piggy
    • By miss empty piggy 20th Jun 17, 6:33 AM
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    miss empty piggy
    Went to cinema with DOH and remembered to use my NUS card got £2.40 off - £2.40

    Also got a large set of electrical screwdrivers from work as they were getting a new set so said we could have the old ones - £10

    Someone left DVDs for others to watch so I took 5, watched 1 last night, so I'll return it for others to watch - £5

    Neighbour brought round a large bunch of strawberries which were lush - £2.50

    Sister bought a bottle of red wine when we had Sunday lunch. - £2.50

    Had forgotten about half of those wombles - HAVE A GREAT DAY EVERYONE XXXXX
    RYASAW 2017 Total to date:£4571.43
    DFW Nerd No: 600
    • determined new ms
    • By determined new ms 20th Jun 17, 11:28 AM
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    determined new ms
    Hi guys - Lp you certainly are on a roll!

    things since I last posted:

    £16.47 as my fil bought us some groceries/alcohol when he popped over on sunday

    £4 from buying a pair of wellies for madam in sale

    £6 - I bought a jug and stacking beakers in TK Maxx yesterday for £10 went to A5da and got almost the same for £4 taking first one back today

    £5 MOC Mr M, £5 MOC Ar9os

    £1 off for buying 2 x suncream

    £3 off a bunch of ys flowers

    £4.35 int on bank account

    Just looked into what it would have cost us to get a calor gas cylinder full of gas which we got free with the free bbq - £72!!!
    Last edited by determined new ms; 20-06-2017 at 11:31 AM.
    DF as at 30/12/16
    Wombling '16 £287.33 Roadkill £28.25
    Wombling YTD £3016.55/Roadkill £8.73
    SFDs Oct 13/15 CC saved £2372.50
    • sugarbaby125
    • By sugarbaby125 20th Jun 17, 12:24 PM
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    sugarbaby125
    M & S Autograph red velour girl's dress from eBay £9.50 saved £18.50

    £2.30 Interest on my Savings Account

    My Body Shop order: I spent £25 and received a free gift worth £21 and free delivery worth £2.49

    I bought a Groupon meal for 1 person for £19.90 and saved £12.70

    1 hopper bus journey today worth £1.50

    Free Evening Standard newspaper 50p

    Morrisons Bargains:


    2 X 15 cooked chicken wings from the hot counter £7 saved £2

    Strawberries and grapes on 2 for £3 offer saved 72p

    2 X small pots of fresh pineapple £2 saved 50p

    4 X packets of Haribo sweets £2 saved £1.08

    4 X Milka chocolate bars £2 saved £1.84

    M & S Autograph girls cardigan from eBay £7.99 saved £5.01

    #13 current total = £6362.89
    • Siebrie
    • By Siebrie 20th Jun 17, 1:43 PM
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    Siebrie
    One apple from Reception €0,20.
    Still a womble 2017 #25 € 7105,08= £ 6309.50 Wombling Free 2016 #2 € 3.483,31= £ 2,969.05
    • determined new ms
    • By determined new ms 21st Jun 17, 2:46 PM
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    determined new ms
    2 days in a row - I'm on a roll!

    Was given a double swing set for madam. Had a nosey round ebay and claiming £27 for it

    bootfair bargains - hard to put a saving on these but I'll give it a bash!

    8 glasses paid £1.30 reckon I could have got similar for £8 = £6.70

    bags x 2 paid £1 would have got them in charity shops for say £7 = £6

    2 x shoes paid £1.50 would have got similar in CS £10 = £8.50

    £48.20
    DF as at 30/12/16
    Wombling '16 £287.33 Roadkill £28.25
    Wombling YTD £3016.55/Roadkill £8.73
    SFDs Oct 13/15 CC saved £2372.50
    • Florence J
    • By Florence J 21st Jun 17, 8:54 PM
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    Florence J
    OH treated us to an ice cream sundae at Kaspa's each so £3.95 wombled.
    Sealed Pot Challenge 11 #553
    £1000 Emergency Fund Challenge #253
    Wombling free 2017 = £2129.92
    Pay off all your debts by Xmas 2017 #53 (£3133.08/£3000)
    November 2017 Credit Card Debt: £3980
    • sugarbaby125
    • By sugarbaby125 21st Jun 17, 9:45 PM
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    sugarbaby125
    Quidco cashback £1.56

    2 X hopper bus journeys today worth £3

    Free Metro newspaper 50p

    Free premium ticket to see 'Out of Order' at The Churchill Theatre in Bromley worth £39.50

    A free quarter of extra hot Nando's chicken using my Nando's rewards on my Nando's card saved me £3.95

    6 X Sanctuary 200ml Body Scrub on eBay ( a 3 for 2 offer) £7.98 saved myself £21.27 compared to buying these products on Boots buy one get one half price offer

    #13 current total = £6432.67
    • LuckyPenny
    • By LuckyPenny 21st Jun 17, 10:00 PM
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    LuckyPenny
    I've been away with work for the last few days
    3 lunches @ £5
    1 evening meal @ £20
    Bottle of water and can of coke £1
    Biscuits for husband 50p
    Banana for snack 20p?
    5p road kill
    Bread reduced by 40p
    TOTAL £27.15
    Womble #28 £4,067.36
    Pay off all debts by Xmas 2017 #40 £4965/£5865 Christmas 2018 Saving £4/365
    Competition wins £11,940

    • LuckyPenny
    • By LuckyPenny 21st Jun 17, 10:02 PM
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    LuckyPenny
    Lucky Penny, yes it is. You have had a very fortuitous week. Happy wombling
    Originally posted by sugarbaby125

    As they say...it comes in three's!
    Womble #28 £4,067.36
    Pay off all debts by Xmas 2017 #40 £4965/£5865 Christmas 2018 Saving £4/365
    Competition wins £11,940

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