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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
    • #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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    • Siebrie
    • By Siebrie 21st Sep 17, 3:16 PM
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    Siebrie
    1 chair massage €15
    1 brie multigrain baguette (leftover from business lunch, still wrapped) €1 (value on wrapper: €4,20/GBP 3.70).
    Still a womble 2017 #25 € 6501,99= £ 5815.67
    Wombling Free 2016 #2 € 3.483,31= £ 2,969.05
    • sugarbaby125
    • By sugarbaby125 22nd Sep 17, 8:24 AM
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    sugarbaby125
    2 hopper bus journeys on Wednesday and Thursday worth £6

    My Weekly Online Grocery Shopping special offers and price reductions saved me £31.83

    £2 Brand Guarantee

    Free bar of Dove soap worth 50p

    #13 current total = £10,523.28
    • Siebrie
    • By Siebrie 22nd Sep 17, 12:27 PM
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    Siebrie
    Hi Sugarbaby, is it just the two of us now? We need to womble some friends
    Still a womble 2017 #25 € 6501,99= £ 5815.67
    Wombling Free 2016 #2 € 3.483,31= £ 2,969.05
    • sugarbaby125
    • By sugarbaby125 23rd Sep 17, 7:51 AM
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    Hi Sugarbaby, is it just the two of us now? We need to womble some friends
    Originally posted by Siebrie
    It looks like it is Siebrie at the moment. Lots of people disappeared once Bob felt that she could no long run this thread and no one else wanted to take on the commitment
    • sugarbaby125
    • By sugarbaby125 23rd Sep 17, 7:53 AM
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    sugarbaby125
    6p roadkill

    2 hopper bus journeys £3 (Friday)

    #13 current total = £10,526.34
    • miss empty piggy
    • By miss empty piggy 23rd Sep 17, 12:24 PM
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    miss empty piggy
    Good Morning fellow womblers

    Wow another few amazing weeks - study decorated and furnished, daughter delivered safely () to university, and I started my new job as head of department for 3 departments - I've got 8 staff to manage and have just been finding my feet. I've got a huge report to write for work for Tuesday hence this morning I have spent making apple crumbles and am now on here!!! lol

    I decided to average the wedding wombles out to £1K so will be adding that to my total. All of the other wombles that I have had recently I've just not had chance to jot down so I'm going to start from now.

    DD2's birthday yesterday and we've got a family get together tonight with DD1 coming home from uni so I'm very excited.

    Right, I'd better get this report started.....think I'll have a quick shower first.

    Have a great day everyone.
    RYASAW 2017 Total to date:£4364.43
    DFW Nerd No: 600
    • sugarbaby125
    • By sugarbaby125 25th Sep 17, 11:39 PM
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    sugarbaby125
    4 X Adult Vue cinema tickets compliments of my last 2 Nectar Summer Rewards Vue vouchers worth £67.16

    5p roadkill (Saturday)

    3 hopper bus journeys (Saturday) worth £4.50 and 2 hopper bus journeys on Monday worth £3

    3p found on classroom floors

    #13 current total = £10,593.58
    • miss empty piggy
    • By miss empty piggy 26th Sep 17, 6:52 AM
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    miss empty piggy
    3 x 2 course meals at Mum's birthday party = £30
    Mr A multi-buy discounts with online shop = £9.35
    Food brought to DD1"s birthday party on Sunday = £10
    Apples for crumbles (made 3 large ones) = £6

    Current total = £4314.33

    Wow sugarbaby125 just seen your current total - you are an inspirational wombler - that's just brilliant
    RYASAW 2017 Total to date:£4364.43
    DFW Nerd No: 600
    • Siebrie
    • By Siebrie 26th Sep 17, 10:14 AM
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    Siebrie
    One peach and a mint biscuit from Reception €0,25
    Still a womble 2017 #25 € 6501,99= £ 5815.67
    Wombling Free 2016 #2 € 3.483,31= £ 2,969.05
    • miss empty piggy
    • By miss empty piggy 26th Sep 17, 7:31 PM
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    miss empty piggy
    Mr A online shop alternative/swap saved me £1.10

    Hope you've all had a great day xxx
    RYASAW 2017 Total to date:£4364.43
    DFW Nerd No: 600
    • sugarbaby125
    • By sugarbaby125 28th Sep 17, 9:46 PM
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    sugarbaby125
    2 hopper bus journeys on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday worth £9

    1p Roadkill and 11p found on classroom floors

    I bought a new M & S Autograph Supima shirt for my older son on eBay for £12.19 including P & P costs. This saved me £22.81 on the cost of buying the shirt direct from M & s.

    I bought a book for myself in Poundland and saved myself £9.99

    #13 current total = £10,635.50
    • sugarbaby125
    • By sugarbaby125 30th Sep 17, 11:29 AM
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    sugarbaby125
    I bought 2 Pizza Express pizzas with my last Nectar Summer Rewards voucher worth £24 ( I ate the Sloppy Guiseppe pizza in the restaurant and I brought the Diavolo pizza home and put it in the fridge for another day)

    3 hopper bus journeys worth £4.50

    Wayne bought me 3 bottles of water and a small packet of peanuts in the pub last night £5.50 and he gave me £20

    #13 current total = £10,689.50
    • miss empty piggy
    • By miss empty piggy 30th Sep 17, 1:54 PM
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    miss empty piggy
    Bought some Lino for the laundry room - was about to pay £99 price tag for it - the guy then reduced it to £80. I was so pleased. Saved £19.

    Mum bought me Sunday lunch last week saving me £10 and got £10 worth of stuff for DD1 to take to Uni for free so another saving.

    Also, saved £3 on parking ticket on yearly boob-squashing appointment. A lovely lady pulled up to the ticket machine and gave me hers. The nice thing was I was able to do the same thing for the next person. Does that count as a round-womble?

    Washed both cars this morning when normally would just take them to the car wash so saved myself a cool £12 on that.

    Hope we're all having a nice day - I've got what seems like a million 13 year olds here for DD2's birthday bash. Just been to laser quest and bowling and they've had a ball.
    RYASAW 2017 Total to date:£4364.43
    DFW Nerd No: 600
    • sugarbaby125
    • By sugarbaby125 1st Oct 17, 11:00 AM
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    sugarbaby125
    I got £7.70 credit from Tesco for missing items from my grocery shopping, then the driver found all of the items an hour later and came back to deliver them, but Tesco still let me have the refund

    Superdrug Order:


    I saved £15 on 6 X Dove Collection Duo Gift Sets and I saved £5 on 2 X Dove Men + Care Daily Duo Gift Sets and I also got free delivery worth £3

    £50 from my eldest son to pay for our travel costs to get to Reading, for his younger sister and brother, his nephew and me.

    Free meal and drinks for 4 of us paid for by my eldest son £75

    2 hopper bus journeys worth £3

    #13 current total = £10,848.20
    • determined new ms
    • By determined new ms 3rd Oct 17, 8:14 AM
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    determined new ms
    Morning wombles since I posted last:

    £22.50 free school meals for last 2 weeks

    £9.44 25% reduction on buying 6 bottles of wine - hic!

    70p off of some frozen chips I was buying anyway

    dd brought round some things to contribute to tea £5.50
    Last edited by determined new ms; 03-10-2017 at 8:21 AM.
    DF as at 30/12/16
    Wombling '16 £287.33 Roadkill £28.25
    Wombling YTD £2982.2/Roadkill £8.63
    SFDs Oct 12/15 CC saved £2372.50
    • Siebrie
    • By Siebrie 3rd Oct 17, 1:14 PM
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    Siebrie
    1 peach and 1 apple from Reception € 0,40
    2 cans of soda from a colleague (which he got from Eurostar, as he travels business class) €0,40
    Still a womble 2017 #25 € 6501,99= £ 5815.67
    Wombling Free 2016 #2 € 3.483,31= £ 2,969.05
    • sugarbaby125
    • By sugarbaby125 4th Oct 17, 10:14 AM
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    sugarbaby125
    1p Roadkill

    2 hopper bus journeys on Monday and Tuesday worth £6

    2 bottles of water bought for me at Karaoke worth £2

    Lift home in my friend's car from Karaoke saved me £1.50

    2p found on classroom floors

    4 boxes of Mr Kipling's cakes from Poundland were reduced to 50p each which saved me £2

    #13 current total = £10,859.73
    • Florence J
    • By Florence J 4th Oct 17, 10:49 AM
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    Florence J
    I'm still wombling like a mad thing, but my life has gotten a bit manic. Long story short my work contract is coming to an end on the 26th and there hasn't been much time for anything other than frantic job hunting.

    Since last posted I have wombled a confirmed £56.40 off my M&S order using the £50 voucher I got through Martin's email long ago and a 10% code using my sparks card.(This meant I got 2 pairs of shoes for £8.05)

    I have also wombled a lot of other things and stupidly didn't keep track, so will claim what I think is a conservative £60 of wombles made up of supermarket offers, food items given to me, £20 spending money, free meals and coffees and various other little bits.

    I really hope the lack of people on here is just because life has got busy and not because people have given up on wombling because Bob isn't around. I don't mean this in a morbid way but the best way to honour Bob's commitment to this is by keeping it going whilst she is having a rough time.

    Good luck to all, may your wombles continue to grow!
    Sealed Pot Challenge 10 #553 (£90) Wombling free 2017 = £1623.56 Pay off all your debts by Xmas 2017 #53 (£2953.21/£3000) Debt to OH paid back £1120.95/£1120.95
    October 2017 Credit Card Debt: £4163.86
    • determined new ms
    • By determined new ms 4th Oct 17, 1:52 PM
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    determined new ms
    Florence threads ebb and wane in popularity, sad I know, there are many great threads that once I join they seem to tail off (maybe I'm the angel of death!) I know for my part I have had a lot less time for wombling and it has been slow the last couple of months....

    That said today £2.50 off using reward points - trying to boycott Sains due to dubious joining of forces with the daily hate. Felt good knowing they were paying for my shopping

    £1.99 for a free latte at McD - not one coffee/bean did I purchase for that full card

    That's all !
    DF as at 30/12/16
    Wombling '16 £287.33 Roadkill £28.25
    Wombling YTD £2982.2/Roadkill £8.63
    SFDs Oct 12/15 CC saved £2372.50
    • sugarbaby125
    • By sugarbaby125 5th Oct 17, 10:37 PM
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    sugarbaby125
    2 hopper bus journeys Wednesday and Thursday worth £6

    A whole cooked chicken from the hot counter in Morrisons reduced to £4.50 which saved me £1.50

    1p found on a classroom floor

    Weekly Online Grocery Shopping special offers and price reductions saved me £17.90

    #13 current total = £10,937.14

    Florence, Determined and Siebrie, I am glad that you have all continued to post your wombles. I find that documenting the savings I am making, really makes me do my research where necessary before buying and it focuses my mind on getting great value for money on essential items. It is a real shame that Bob is no longer able to host this thread, but it does not stop anyone from wombling.
    Last edited by sugarbaby125; 05-10-2017 at 10:42 PM.
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