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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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    • sugarbaby125
    • By sugarbaby125 8th Oct 17, 12:55 PM
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    sugarbaby125
    Morrisons Sweet and crunchy salad X 2 reduced to 87p each saved me 26p

    Morrisons Vine tomatoes saved 8p

    Morrisons Market Street White Seedless Grapes X 2 saved 44p

    2 hopper bus journeys worth £3 on Friday

    4p found on classroom floors and 1p Roadkill on Friday

    #13 current total = £10,940.97
    • determined new ms
    • By determined new ms 9th Oct 17, 7:21 AM
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    determined new ms
    £8.10 on ys sticker items yesterday happened to be at the c00p at the time when they were marking down things
    DF as at 30/12/16
    Wombling '16 £287.33 Roadkill £28.25
    Wombling YTD £2982.2/Roadkill £8.63
    SFDs Oct 10/15 CC saved £2372.50
    • Siebrie
    • By Siebrie 9th Oct 17, 9:50 AM
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    Siebrie
    I was sent some vouchers that I've put to good use:


    Always Discreet pants 13,29
    Always Discreet inlays 3,89
    (I'll donate those two as I don't need them )
    Oral B toothpaste 4,99
    Always Radiant sanitary towels 3,99
    1,5l Coca cola Zero 1,19
    6x33cl pepsi ginger 3,30


    loyalty points from wombled receipts: 97


    total: €31,62
    Still a womble 2017 #25 € 6501,43= £ 5815.67
    Wombling Free 2016 #2 € 3.483,31= £ 2,969.05
    • miss empty piggy
    • By miss empty piggy 9th Oct 17, 9:34 PM
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    miss empty piggy
    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!
    Originally posted by Florence J
    I'm sure everyone's just busy - Good luck to you all too.

    For me the wombles this week have been 4 pears from someone's garden, 2 cakes, 1 can of energy drink, 4 sandwich quarters from company in work doing market research - total estimated at £5.

    Hope everyone's having a great week. I don't know about you guys but the darker nights have me feeling well tired and the clocks haven't even gone back yet!!
    RYASAW 2017 Total to date:£4364.43
    DFW Nerd No: 600
    • sugarbaby125
    • By sugarbaby125 11th Oct 17, 12:22 PM
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    sugarbaby125
    2 X Packets of 9 bars of Wispa from Poundland reduced from £2 to 50p per pack saving me £3

    2 X Hopper bus journeys on Monday and Tuesday worth £6

    4 X Dove Derma Spa Goodness 4 piece Gift Sets from eBay £40 which saved me £40

    Littlewoods Clearance Bargains via eBay:


    V by Very Men's Diagonal Stripe Jumper £7.99 saved me £22.01

    Goodsouls Men's Cre Neck Jumper £3.99 save me £21.01

    Jack & Jones Premium Wayne Trousers £12.99 saved me £57.01

    V By Very Long sleeved White Poplin Men's Shirt £2.99 saved me £22.01

    V By Very Pack of 2 Multi Stripe T-Shirt £3.99 saved me £19.01

    V by Very Small Scale Men's Check Shirt £3.99 saved me £27.01

    I saved a further £10 on the order as I had spent over £30

    I also saved £19.75 on post and packaging costs on this order


    2 X Dove Feel Good Gift Sets with 4 Skincare items and a Wash bag via eBay for £21.40 including P & P costs after a 10% discount which saved me £2.38 and I saved a further £12.22 by not buying these gift sets from a high street retailer

    #13 current total = £11,202.38
    • Florence J
    • By Florence J 11th Oct 17, 8:44 PM
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    Florence J
    £3.59 off a kindle book by using a voucher.
    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
    • SeekingFlight
    • By SeekingFlight 12th Oct 17, 9:50 AM
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    SeekingFlight
    Found a Pair of shorts free to good home in the gym (they had a take me label on them) with the tag still in so new shorts £5 say.
    September make £5 a day £93.07/£150 October make £5 a day £33.41/£150
    SPC Member 581 - 2107

    "Remember not to do too many things at once" said me to herself.
    • LuckyPenny
    • By LuckyPenny 13th Oct 17, 8:13 PM
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    LuckyPenny
    Clocked up some brilliant wombles today. Biggest one was getting accepted for a loan from Sainsburys for a new car and then taking it into Nationwide to claim their price promise - £290.40 saved on interest payment.


    I bought a bag for my sisters birthday a little over 60% off £22.99 reduced to £9.


    Cashed in Costa points for a coffee £2.80


    Bought discounted vouchers online saved £15.00


    Coffee on offer £6 saved - I stock up whenever they have my favourite brand


    Total womble for today £328.19 !
    Womble #28 £3,125.66
    Pay off all debts by Xmas 2017 #40 £3965/£5865 Christmas 2017 Saving #11 £92/365
    Competition wins £11,840

    • sugarbaby125
    • By sugarbaby125 14th Oct 17, 1:28 PM
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    sugarbaby125
    Lift home from Karaoke from my friend saved me the £1.50 bus fare

    2 X 10ml Samples of Aveeno Body Lotion Free worth 50p

    2 hopper bus journeys on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday worth £9

    1p roadkill and 36p found on classroom floors

    Bic Kids 100 piece colouring and sticker set from Tesco Direct reduced to £8 which saved me £14

    Tesco Weekly Online Grocery shopping special offers and price reductions saved me £27.38

    Superdrug order saved £2.60 and got free delivery worth £3

    I bought 6 X Sanctuary 200ml Body Scrub via eBay for £8.95 which saved me £17.05 on the 3 for 2 price in Boots

    #13 current total = £11,277.78
    • sugarbaby125
    • By sugarbaby125 14th Oct 17, 1:30 PM
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    sugarbaby125
    Clocked up some brilliant wombles today. Biggest one was getting accepted for a loan from Sainsburys for a new car and then taking it into Nationwide to claim their price promise - £290.40 saved on interest payment.


    I bought a bag for my sisters birthday a little over 60% off £22.99 reduced to £9.


    Cashed in Costa points for a coffee £2.80


    Bought discounted vouchers online saved £15.00


    Coffee on offer £6 saved - I stock up whenever they have my favourite brand


    Total womble for today £328.19 !
    Originally posted by LuckyPenny
    Lucky Penny you had a really great Wombling day
    • LuckyPenny
    • By LuckyPenny 14th Oct 17, 6:40 PM
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    LuckyPenny
    Thanks Sugarbabe. Saved £12.52 on a Dominos pizza order tonight with a 30% off £15 spend code DOMIBETA. My daughter did well at school so her friend came around and we've ordered it as a treat. I did it through topcashback too so I should get 6% cashback too, should be another £2 - will add to signature when confirmed.
    Last edited by LuckyPenny; 14-10-2017 at 6:46 PM.
    Womble #28 £3,125.66
    Pay off all debts by Xmas 2017 #40 £3965/£5865 Christmas 2017 Saving #11 £92/365
    Competition wins £11,840

    • LuckyPenny
    • By LuckyPenny 15th Oct 17, 8:23 PM
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    LuckyPenny
    Gosh. Me again. I sold my daughters high sleeper bed today on eBay and went to buy her a single bed at Bensons. I was cheeky and asked for a discount and the manager gave me £50 off the bed I wanted. Kerrrching.


    LP x
    Womble #28 £3,125.66
    Pay off all debts by Xmas 2017 #40 £3965/£5865 Christmas 2017 Saving #11 £92/365
    Competition wins £11,840

    • Siebrie
    • By Siebrie 17th Oct 17, 9:52 AM
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    Siebrie
    one half baguette with goat's cheese, leftover from business lunch, for today's lunch €0,50 (it's not enough to fill me up)
    1 banana and 1 kiwi from Reception €0,40
    Still a womble 2017 #25 € 6501,43= £ 5815.67
    Wombling Free 2016 #2 € 3.483,31= £ 2,969.05
    • sugarbaby125
    • By sugarbaby125 18th Oct 17, 11:15 AM
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    sugarbaby125
    Lift home from Bar 127 from my friend which saved me the £1.50 bus fare

    3 hopper bus journeys ( Monday) £4.50 and 2 hopper bus journeys (Tuesday) £3

    3 X Eye Q Fish Oils from Boots on their 3 for 2 offer which saved me £11.99

    I bought myself a hardback book from Poundland which saved me £11.99

    My Body Shop order 5 X 750ml Satsuma Shower Gel, I saved £40 as they were on sale and I also used a 30% off code. I also got free delivery worth £2.49

    Lift home from Karaoke with my friend, saved me the £1.50 bus fare

    #13 current total = £11,353.20
    • Siebrie
    • By Siebrie 19th Oct 17, 11:52 AM
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    Siebrie
    Part of a pizza for lunch for a company event €1
    Still a womble 2017 #25 € 6501,43= £ 5815.67
    Wombling Free 2016 #2 € 3.483,31= £ 2,969.05
    • determined new ms
    • By determined new ms 19th Oct 17, 7:11 PM
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    determined new ms
    £15 on ys items yesterday and was given £10 as a good will gesture from Mr T as their central number said they had something in stock so I schelpt over there (14 miles) only to discover they didn't after all
    DF as at 30/12/16
    Wombling '16 £287.33 Roadkill £28.25
    Wombling YTD £2982.2/Roadkill £8.63
    SFDs Oct 10/15 CC saved £2372.50
    • LuckyPenny
    • By LuckyPenny 19th Oct 17, 9:04 PM
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    LuckyPenny
    £429.84 refund as I've now transferred to company health insurance as I was paying for my own at the same time, so asked them to refund when I had the two policies running at once. LP x
    Womble #28 £3,125.66
    Pay off all debts by Xmas 2017 #40 £3965/£5865 Christmas 2017 Saving #11 £92/365
    Competition wins £11,840

    • sugarbaby125
    • By sugarbaby125 20th Oct 17, 9:01 AM
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    sugarbaby125
    Weekly Online Grocery Shopping special offers and price reductions saved me £23.80

    I saved £1.80 when I was ordering a cartridge for my printer using a 15% code

    £20
    from a friend and a bottle of water bought fro me 60p

    3 hopper bus journeys £4.50

    5 Luxury Egyptian Cotton 700gsm Bath Sheets via eBay £40 including P & P which saved me £60

    #13 current total = £11,463.90
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