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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
    • #1
    • 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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    • sugarbaby125
    • By sugarbaby125 5th Jul 17, 7:00 PM
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    sugarbaby125
    Free Metro Newspaper 50p

    30 (3 X 10) cooked chicken wings from Morrisons hot counter £6 saved myself £3

    Free Rodial Glamolash Black Mascara worth £24 with Red Magazine (cost £4.30) saved myself £19.70

    1 hopper bus journey on Tuesday worth £1.50

    2 hopper bus journeys on Wednesday worth £3

    Watched the film 'Another Mother's Son' at my local Odeon as a Silver Screen showing for £3 which saved me £6.75 on the normal off-peak adult ticket price

    Poundland Bargains:


    1 hardback book saved £15.99

    3 paperback books saved £17.97

    3 X standard packets of Minstrels saved 50p

    #13 current total = £6929.89
    • Jo Blogs
    • By Jo Blogs 6th Jul 17, 5:01 AM
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    Jo Blogs
    Good morning everyone

    Great going with all the wonderful wombles

    Wishing you all a fantastic 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
    • Siebrie
    • By Siebrie 6th Jul 17, 12:02 PM
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    Siebrie
    Three bags full of girl's clothes from dd's school friend €20
    Still a womble 2017 #25 € 6466,86= £ 5589.79
    Wombling Free 2016 #2 € 3.483,31= £ 2,969.05
    • sugarbaby125
    • By sugarbaby125 6th Jul 17, 6:18 PM
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    sugarbaby125
    Free Metro newspaper 50p

    3 hopper bus journeys worth £4.50

    Online Grocery Shopping price reductions and special offers saved me £37.60

    Silver Screen Odeon ticket to see The Viceroy's House £3 saving me £6.75 on the price of a normal off-peak adult ticket and free cup of tea worth £1.90

    Poundland Bargains:

    Hardback book saved £3.99

    2 X Hardback books saved £29.98

    2 x Paperback books saved £11.98

    2 X Paperback books saved £12.98

    Harpic Power Plus saved 75p

    3 X standard packets of Minstrels saved 50p

    2 X 150g packets of Sensations saved £1

    Born To Dance DVD saved £1.60

    Domestos Zero Toilet Limescale Remover saved £1

    #13 current total = £7044.92
    • Florence J
    • By Florence J 7th Jul 17, 5:27 AM
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    Florence J
    £3.30 saving on my shopping at H0lland and B@rrett
    Sealed Pot Challenge 10 #553 (£90) Wombling free 2017 = £1505.37 Pay off all your debts by Xmas 2017 #53 (£2743.11/£3000) Debt to OH paid back £1120.95/£1120.95
    September 2017 Credit Card Debt: £4344.96
    • sistercas
    • By sistercas 8th Jul 17, 7:45 AM
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    sistercas
    £4.80 saved in holl@nd and Barrett's
    £3 on parking
    £4.20 used points in b00ts
    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 8th Jul 17, 1:12 PM
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    sugarbaby125
    1 hopper bus journey yesterday worth £1.50

    I received a £15 money card ( and a very apologetic letter) from Tesco in response to my complaint about finding a little piece of stone in one of the Finest teacakes I had bought.

    I received £1.80 credit to my bank account from Tesco

    #13 current total = £7063.22
    • LuckyPenny
    • By LuckyPenny 9th Jul 17, 6:48 PM
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    LuckyPenny
    Pleased with my wombles this weekend
    Researched my Morrisons shop to get the best deals Multisave £4.16
    Thought we'd have pizza express in the sun for lunch - vouchercloud 25% off £5.35 and bought e-voucher from work site saving another £2.20 off the bill.
    Got a free coffee with Nero stamps £2.80
    Wombled an Asda receipt to do a price comparison and its worth £4.13!! I'll count this when I spend it.
    Total £14.51 this weekend LPx
    Womble #28 £2,291.29
    Pay off all debts by Xmas 2017 #40 £3465/£5865 Christmas 2017 Saving #11 £89/365
    Competition wins £11,840

    • determined new ms
    • By determined new ms 10th Jul 17, 6:29 AM
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    determined new ms
    Morning few wombles over the last few days:

    saved £14.11 by buying tesc0's deal on wine

    £1.12 saving on ys pot of hummus tucked away in the freezer

    £13 saved by buying a pair of sandals and 2 pack of nighties for madam - even better these were the exact things I called into the shop for
    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
    • Siebrie
    • By Siebrie 10th Jul 17, 1:03 PM
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    Siebrie
    55 loyalty points on wombled receipts.
    Still a womble 2017 #25 € 6466,86= £ 5589.79
    Wombling Free 2016 #2 € 3.483,31= £ 2,969.05
    • Florence J
    • By Florence J 10th Jul 17, 9:35 PM
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    Florence J
    For some reason I didn't immediately think to include this as a womble...

    I have just returned from a holiday with OH and his family which was financed by his parents.

    We went to Bluestone (a Welsh Centre Parcs type place), so accommodation, coffees at service stations, food, meals out, spa day, all the leftover food donated to us AND a bit of spending money were all paid for by OH's parents.

    Will claim £300 for the whole weekend.
    Sealed Pot Challenge 10 #553 (£90) Wombling free 2017 = £1505.37 Pay off all your debts by Xmas 2017 #53 (£2743.11/£3000) Debt to OH paid back £1120.95/£1120.95
    September 2017 Credit Card Debt: £4344.96
    • Siebrie
    • By Siebrie 11th Jul 17, 4:01 PM
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    Siebrie
    Nice one, Florence J!

    1 apple, 1 banana, 1 large apricot, 4 small croissants, 1 small danish from Reception €1,60
    Still a womble 2017 #25 € 6466,86= £ 5589.79
    Wombling Free 2016 #2 € 3.483,31= £ 2,969.05
    • sugarbaby125
    • By sugarbaby125 11th Jul 17, 10:23 PM
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    sugarbaby125
    I hope you and your family enjoyed the holiday Florence J

    3 hopper bus journeys worth £4.50 on Saturday

    6p roadkill

    Free mobile sim worth £60 (1 Year)

    Free Cuban Street Food meal for me and my daughter and a free takeaway meal worth £21 and 2 free small Mojitos worth £8 at Cubana in Waterloo

    My daughter bought me a bottle of sparkling water in the restaurant £3

    Free Metro newspaper today 50p

    2 hopper bus journeys today worth £3

    #13 current total = £7163.28
    • Jo Blogs
    • By Jo Blogs 12th Jul 17, 4:23 AM
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    Jo Blogs
    Good morning everyone

    Super going with all the wombles folks

    Wishing you all a shper 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
    • determined new ms
    • By determined new ms 12th Jul 17, 7:31 AM
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    determined new ms
    Morning I haven't seen Bob on here for a while...

    wombles over last couple of days:

    £1.82 on ys items
    £2 gift card as I was over charged at A5da
    £4.30 as madam was given a magazine at a clinic I went to yesterday
    £9.04 for 775gms of blackcurrants I was given by a fellow allotmenteer
    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
    • Florence J
    • By Florence J 12th Jul 17, 8:10 PM
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    Florence J
    £9.75 as OH bought me a takeaway
    Sealed Pot Challenge 10 #553 (£90) Wombling free 2017 = £1505.37 Pay off all your debts by Xmas 2017 #53 (£2743.11/£3000) Debt to OH paid back £1120.95/£1120.95
    September 2017 Credit Card Debt: £4344.96
    • f0xh0les
    • By f0xh0les 12th Jul 17, 8:55 PM
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    f0xh0les
    £1.27 on YS items that would have cost over £20. All veg and nothing was over 10p
    MFW May 16 £118,340
    September 17 - £109,896.73
    • Siebrie
    • By Siebrie 13th Jul 17, 2:12 PM
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    Siebrie
    Hi fellow womblers! Bob is going through a bit of a rough spot at the moment, kindly pop over to her diary and show your support.

    She has asked if any one of us could take over the running of the thread; so speak up if you would like to volunteer, or we can decide to just continue as we did for the last month
    Still a womble 2017 #25 € 6466,86= £ 5589.79
    Wombling Free 2016 #2 € 3.483,31= £ 2,969.05
    • sugarbaby125
    • By sugarbaby125 14th Jul 17, 9:35 AM
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    sugarbaby125
    Van Dal shoes for myself from eBay £10.90 including P&P saved £64.10

    My weekly online grocery shop savings £29.30

    Poundland Bargains:

    2 x Neutradol Solid Gel saved £1

    4 x Hardback Books saved £47.96

    Saved 44p in Morrisons on the 2 for £3 fruit offer when I bought 2 punnets of seedless grapes

    1 free ticket to see Dane Baptiste the comedian at 2 Northdown worth £8

    3 hopper bus journeys worth £4.50

    Free Metro newspaper 50p

    15% discount on my ink cartridge order saved me £1.80

    #13 current total = £7320.88
    • sugarbaby125
    • By sugarbaby125 14th Jul 17, 10:10 AM
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    sugarbaby125
    Hi fellow womblers! Bob is going through a bit of a rough spot at the moment, kindly pop over to her diary and show your support.

    She has asked if any one of us could take over the running of the thread; so speak up if you would like to volunteer, or we can decide to just continue as we did for the last month
    Originally posted by Siebrie
    Thanks Siebrie, I have just popped over to Bob's diary to offer her some more support. Thank you for alerting us to the challenges she is experiencing in her life at the moment.
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