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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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    • Toni'sfriend
    • By Toni'sfriend 14th Jul 17, 10:27 AM
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    Toni'sfriend
    I've kind of lost track over the last few days but £10.06 on YS shopping yesterday.
    • sistercas
    • By sistercas 15th Jul 17, 7:43 AM
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    sistercas
    Sorry to hear Bob is having a rough time , I will pop over to her diary after this

    Claiming £200. Dd2 is training to be a vet and is on placement at a farm , it should have cost us £100 per week for the placement. But because we get our milk from them they waived the fee

    Also £8 sainsbugs voucher off a £40 shop
    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
    • determined new ms
    • By determined new ms 15th Jul 17, 8:57 AM
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    determined new ms
    was give a pot of home produced honey (apparently neighbour keeps bees!) in return for a toddler trike I left out free will claim £4

    I have also been given a home multi gym - It is my oh's dream we turn our garage into a home gym. I can't find out what it costs until I get it home but a quick look shows me it would be in the region of £200 to buy
    DF as at 30/12/16
    Wombling '16 £287.33 Roadkill £28.25
    Wombling YTD £2982.2/Roadkill £8.63
    SFDs Oct 13/15 CC saved £2372.50
    • LuckyPenny
    • By LuckyPenny 15th Jul 17, 3:33 PM
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    LuckyPenny
    3 work lunches this week £10
    Discount if voucher purchases £10
    Coffee with loyalty card £2.55
    Costa coffee loyalty card £1.70
    Total £24.25
    Womble #28 £3,246
    Pay off all debts by Xmas 2017 #40 £3965/£5865 Christmas 2017 Saving #11 £104/365
    Competition wins £11,840

    • Florence J
    • By Florence J 15th Jul 17, 10:43 PM
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    Florence J
    Free waterproof poncho at a food festival as the weather turned, invaluable, will claim a conservative £1

    Poor Bob, will pop over to her diary.
    Sealed Pot Challenge 10 #553 (£94.58) £1000 Emergency Fund Challenge #253 Wombling free 2017 = £1982.64 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
    • f0xh0les
    • By f0xh0les 16th Jul 17, 9:57 AM
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    f0xh0les
    £1 found in my swimming locker.
    MFW May 16 £118,340
    October 17 - £109,495.00
    • sugarbaby125
    • By sugarbaby125 16th Jul 17, 12:24 PM
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    sugarbaby125
    I bought 2 X Big Macs and medium fries with vouchers on the back of my Oyster receipts £3.98 and saved £3.98 on Friday

    2p roadkill

    #13 current total = £7324.88
    • Toni'sfriend
    • By Toni'sfriend 17th Jul 17, 6:16 PM
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    Toni'sfriend
    £2,00 on YS diced pork and 2p roadkill
    • sugarbaby125
    • By sugarbaby125 18th Jul 17, 8:21 AM
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    sugarbaby125
    Tesco local shop savings £6

    2 hopper bus journeys worth £3 yesterday

    20 Morrisons cooked chicken wings from the hot counter saved £1

    #13 current total = £7334.88
    • Siebrie
    • By Siebrie 18th Jul 17, 9:18 AM
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    Siebrie
    3 small rolls leftover from a business lunch, will do for lunch today €1
    Still a womble 2017 #25 € 6849,99= £ 6071.651 Wombling Free 2016 #2 € 3.483,31= £ 2,969.05
    • determined new ms
    • By determined new ms 19th Jul 17, 4:46 AM
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    determined new ms
    Morning not much to report

    got £2 off a top and £9 off a playsuit I need to replace the zip on

    received £4.40 interest today on bank acc
    DF as at 30/12/16
    Wombling '16 £287.33 Roadkill £28.25
    Wombling YTD £2982.2/Roadkill £8.63
    SFDs Oct 13/15 CC saved £2372.50
    • sistercas
    • By sistercas 19th Jul 17, 9:18 AM
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    sistercas
    £42 off my ocado shopping ( offers and £20 voucher)
    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
    • determined new ms
    • By determined new ms 19th Jul 17, 4:13 PM
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    determined new ms
    whoop further wombling throughout the day

    bought 3 xmas gifts in b00ts sale saving £10.50. That's 2 people's gifts done & a stocking filler for my dd

    got given a camping folding table from the inlaws - say £15

    mil had madam for 1/2 the day for me £17.50

    got 2 bottles of wine for gift for cm & cm's assistant - £6 off. Redeemed £2.50 rewards to pay towards bill

    bought a coat and dress from the bootfair for £5.50 . I have been looking for a dress for a wedding we're going to in a couple of weeks. One I had been looking on ebay for would have cost me £19.50 saving £14 Just need to take it up a bit (too long) but perfect for what I need Coat I can conservatively say I saved £5 there

    bought a thermos flask while there for £2. I broke my last one so have had my eye out for one for ages. Saving £13

    not a bad day afterall!
    Last edited by determined new ms; 19-07-2017 at 4:19 PM.
    DF as at 30/12/16
    Wombling '16 £287.33 Roadkill £28.25
    Wombling YTD £2982.2/Roadkill £8.63
    SFDs Oct 13/15 CC saved £2372.50
    • Jo Blogs
    • By Jo Blogs 20th Jul 17, 7:52 AM
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    Jo Blogs
    Good morning all

    Great going with all the wombles - Some fantastic savings folks

    Nothing much to report.................
    £2 magazine swap
    £5.25 Amaz0n gift vouchers
    £15 Lunch and dinner

    Wishing you all a wonderful 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 20th Jul 17, 7:58 AM
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    Toni'sfriend
    £1.92 on bread rolls
    £1.25 on cheesecake (didn't really need it but couldn't resist).
    • sugarbaby125
    • By sugarbaby125 20th Jul 17, 9:36 AM
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    sugarbaby125
    I got a free Vue cinema ticket to see the preview of Girls Trip at Vue Leicester Square which was worth £22.99. I was given a free glass of white wine £5 and a glass of mineral water £3

    2p roadkill

    2 hopper bus journeys on Tuesday £3 and 3 hopper bus journeys on Wednesday £4.50

    2 x Odeon Silver Screen cinema tickets on Wednesday to see the films Jackie and Rules Don't Apply which saved me £13,50. I got a free cup of tea with each film worth £3.80

    Poundland Bargains:


    8 children's books saved me £31.92

    2 X 150g of Sensations crisps saved £1

    1 paperback book for me saved £6.99

    1 hardback book for me saved £15.99


    Quidco cashback £3.66

    Weekly Online Shopping savings £36.84

    #13 current total = £7507.09
    • determined new ms
    • By determined new ms 21st Jul 17, 6:26 AM
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    determined new ms
    Morning

    realised I wombled £17.40 savings on 2 gifts. Now tucked away for Christmas and that's mil's gifts sorted for £9.60

    Also got 10 red peppers from a friend's work for £2. I need red peppers to make chilli jam so a saving of £3 if I'd got them in a sm
    DF as at 30/12/16
    Wombling '16 £287.33 Roadkill £28.25
    Wombling YTD £2982.2/Roadkill £8.63
    SFDs Oct 13/15 CC saved £2372.50
    • Toni'sfriend
    • By Toni'sfriend 21st Jul 17, 7:58 AM
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    Toni'sfriend
    £5.03 on YS items in Lidl
    £2.00 on biscuits for the children
    • Toni'sfriend
    • By Toni'sfriend 22nd Jul 17, 6:25 AM
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    Toni'sfriend
    £12.75 on lots of YS chicken and meat
    2p roadkill
    • determined new ms
    • By determined new ms 22nd Jul 17, 7:15 AM
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    determined new ms
    £1.48 on ys items

    65p was given a Bounty

    £3 - bought 10 red peppers off of a friend who works in a salad place for £2 & would have cost £5 in the SMs

    50p as bought a bar of choc in £shop rather than SM
    DF as at 30/12/16
    Wombling '16 £287.33 Roadkill £28.25
    Wombling YTD £2982.2/Roadkill £8.63
    SFDs Oct 13/15 CC saved £2372.50
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