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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
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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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    • Siebrie
    • By Siebrie 21st Nov 17, 12:08 PM
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    Siebrie
    30 loyalty points on wombled receipts
    3 dried apricots from the fruit basket at Reception
    Still a womble 2017 #25 € 7101,62= £ 6309.50 Wombling Free 2016 #2 € 3.483,31= £ 2,969.05
    • sugarbaby125
    • By sugarbaby125 22nd Nov 17, 8:32 AM
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    2 hopper bus journeys on Saturday and Monday worth £6

    1 bottle of water bought for me at Karaoke worth £1

    Lift home from Karaoke saved me the £1.50 bus fare

    M & S Men's Autograph Shirt from eBay for £14.49 including P & P costs which saved me £20.01

    #13 current total = £13,065.63
    • Florence J
    • By Florence J 22nd Nov 17, 1:53 PM
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    £25 for having a free eye test at Vision Express. I'm basing this price on what it said it was on their website for a full eye test.
    Sealed Pot Challenge 11 #553
    £1000 Emergency Fund Challenge #253
    Wombling free 2017 = £2118.64
    Pay off all your debts by Xmas 2017 #53 (£3133.08/£3000)
    November 2017 Credit Card Debt: £3980
    • Florence J
    • By Florence J 22nd Nov 17, 1:57 PM
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    This means I've reached my target of £2000 and I still have a little bit of the year left to go and womble some more.

    Thanks to all, past and present, who keep this thread alive
    Sealed Pot Challenge 11 #553
    £1000 Emergency Fund Challenge #253
    Wombling free 2017 = £2118.64
    Pay off all your debts by Xmas 2017 #53 (£3133.08/£3000)
    November 2017 Credit Card Debt: £3980
    • Florence J
    • By Florence J 22nd Nov 17, 7:35 PM
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    96p off on a supermarket offer
    Sealed Pot Challenge 11 #553
    £1000 Emergency Fund Challenge #253
    Wombling free 2017 = £2118.64
    Pay off all your debts by Xmas 2017 #53 (£3133.08/£3000)
    November 2017 Credit Card Debt: £3980
    • sugarbaby125
    • By sugarbaby125 23rd Nov 17, 9:14 AM
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    Hp Hip Hooray!
    Congratulations Florence on reaching your £2000 target for this year early. Keep Wombling
    • Siebrie
    • By Siebrie 24th Nov 17, 8:01 AM
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    Siebrie
    2 mandarins from Reception €0,20
    1 very ripe pineapple from Reception (it had been in the fridge for a week, getting browner and browner. I asked them when they were going to serve it to the staff, and they said I could take it home). It was so ripe that I had to cut half of it away before we could eat it €0,50

    1 chair massage €10


    Well done, Florence! Let's see what you can womble in the last five weeks of the year
    Still a womble 2017 #25 € 7101,62= £ 6309.50 Wombling Free 2016 #2 € 3.483,31= £ 2,969.05
    • sugarbaby125
    • By sugarbaby125 24th Nov 17, 11:34 AM
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    1 hopper bus journey on Wednesday worth £1.50

    M & S Men's Supima Shirt from eBay for £10.19 including P & P which saved me £24.81

    Box of Clementines from Morrisons for £2 which saved me £1.96

    2 X Ground Coriander from Morrisons saved me 20p


    Poundland Bargains:


    16 Rocky Caramel Bars X 2 for £1 saved me £3

    Terry's Chocolate Orange Segsations 250g for £1 saved me £1

    3 X 100ml Colgate Max Fresh toothpaste for £3 saved me £3


    4 X 40 wash boxes of Ariel Colour & Style from Asda £6 each saved me £8

    1 Litre of 3 Barells VSOP Brandy from Asda for £16 saved me £6.50

    1p roadkill on Thursday

    My Online Weekly Grocery Shopping special offers and price reductions saved me £25.95

    1 free ticket for me to see the documentary film West of The River Jordan at The Institute of Contemporary Arts which saved me £10

    £3 Silver Screen Odeon cinema ticket to see Logan Lucky which saved me £6.25 on the standard adult ticket. I got a free cup of tea worth £1.90

    3 hopper bus journeys worth £4.50 on Thursday

    New Next Men's Jeans from eBay for £12.32 including P & P which saved me £5.68

    3 Extra Large Plenty Kitchen Rolls from Morrisons for £2.70 saving me £1.94

    5 X Cooked Cajun Drumsticks from Morrisons hot counter for £3 saved me 75p

    #13 current total = £13,172.58
    • Siebrie
    • By Siebrie 24th Nov 17, 2:24 PM
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    Siebrie
    10 years with the company!

    1 bottle of champagne, 1 bouquet, 1 pin with 2 tiny diamonds, and a certificate to hang on my wall
    €20 + €10 + €180 = €210 (GBP 190)

    One-time bonus to follow, will add when actually received.
    Still a womble 2017 #25 € 7101,62= £ 6309.50 Wombling Free 2016 #2 € 3.483,31= £ 2,969.05
    • sugarbaby125
    • By sugarbaby125 25th Nov 17, 6:26 PM
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    Congratulations
    10 years with the company!

    1 bottle of champagne, 1 bouquet, 1 pin with 2 tiny diamonds, and a certificate to hang on my wall
    €20 + €10 + €180 = €210 (GBP 190)

    One-time bonus to follow, will add when actually received.
    Originally posted by Siebrie
    Congratulations Siebre. What an achievement. You must be a highly valued employee. You do seem to have a really good employer though who looks after you when you are at work. Enjoy your champagne
    • Siebrie
    • By Siebrie 25th Nov 17, 7:31 PM
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    I really like my employer, and they usually take good care of their employees, but there have been a lot of lay-offs lately. I did a count, and there are only 7 colleagues out of 113 who have been here as long as me.

    Sushi from a colleague €12
    2 still wrapped hotel toothbrushes and tiny toothpastes €0,20
    Still a womble 2017 #25 € 7101,62= £ 6309.50 Wombling Free 2016 #2 € 3.483,31= £ 2,969.05
    • sugarbaby125
    • By sugarbaby125 26th Nov 17, 10:40 AM
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    Red Door Dusting Powder 75g for £12.95 saving me £8.05 and Red Door Body Lotion 200ml £11.95 saving me £3.05 from all.beauty.com

    3 X Bassetts Adult multivitamins on 3 for 2 offer at Boots saved me £5.29

    New Next Men's Jeans from eBay for £10.30 including P & P costs which saved me £19.70

    3 chocolate chip teacakes, 2 mini sponge cakes. double chocolate bar cake, large chocolate and coconut muffin, 2 large doughnut muffins, 1 large crumble cake, 4 extra large cheese sticks 1 pork & lamb koftas with vegetable cous cous and spicy pumpkin puree, whole loaf of Soda bread and 1 pot of fresh fruit salad from my Open Mic Poetry evening. I will claim a conservative £25

    3 hopper bus journeys on Friday worth £4.50

    The Body Shop Satsuma Exfoliating Body Polish 200ml reduced to £6 with a 40% off code and saved myself £4 and free delivery worth £2.49

    £1 refund from Tesco for a missing item in my online grocery shop

    Men's Next silk tie from eBay. I made an offer which was accepted which saved me £3 on the Buy It Now price

    £5.04 bank account interest

    #13 current total = £13,253.70
    • Florence J
    • By Florence J 27th Nov 17, 11:26 AM
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    Florence J
    £45.55 womble off an Amazon order using vouchers and free delivery. Have updated signature.
    Sealed Pot Challenge 11 #553
    £1000 Emergency Fund Challenge #253
    Wombling free 2017 = £2118.64
    Pay off all your debts by Xmas 2017 #53 (£3133.08/£3000)
    November 2017 Credit Card Debt: £3980
    • sugarbaby125
    • By sugarbaby125 27th Nov 17, 4:40 PM
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    Purchases from Morleys Department store in London:

    2 X Pink face cloths £4 saving me £2

    2 X Purple face cloths £4 saving me £2

    2 X blue face cloths half price £3.50 saving me £3.50

    1 hopper bus journey worth £1.50

    #13 current total = £13,267.70
    • sugarbaby125
    • By sugarbaby125 29th Nov 17, 6:01 PM
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    I got a £12 refund from Asda because a box of soap powder in my online shopping last week was slightly damaged, they gave me twice the price I paid

    Hardback book for myself from Poundland saved me £15.99

    £1 roadkill found on my Estate

    1 hopper bus journey on Tuesday worth £1.50

    1 bottle of water £1 and a lift home from my friend from Karaoke saved me the £1.50 bus fare

    £5.81 Quidco cashback

    Sanctuary Spa The Best of Everything Gift Set from Boots on half price offer saved me £22.50

    #13 current total = £13,329
    • Siebrie
    • By Siebrie 30th Nov 17, 10:54 AM
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    Siebrie
    1 apple from Reception €0,20
    Candy from Reception €1,50
    Tester pot with pecan nuts from super market (but I didn't eat them, I put the pot in my coat pocket, and took it home. It will be added to the next batch of homemade granola ) €0,50
    Bin liners from a colleague that is leaving the country and didn't want to leave a single item for her landlord €8 (€2 each!)
    Left-overs from a business lunch, will do for lunch for both me as well as dh tomorrow €1 + €4 (same lunch, but I usually bring my own and dh usually buys his, so different 'advantage')
    Last edited by Siebrie; 30-11-2017 at 2:01 PM.
    Still a womble 2017 #25 € 7101,62= £ 6309.50 Wombling Free 2016 #2 € 3.483,31= £ 2,969.05
    • Florence J
    • By Florence J 30th Nov 17, 6:43 PM
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    £2 for a product I am testing
    Sealed Pot Challenge 11 #553
    £1000 Emergency Fund Challenge #253
    Wombling free 2017 = £2118.64
    Pay off all your debts by Xmas 2017 #53 (£3133.08/£3000)
    November 2017 Credit Card Debt: £3980
    • Siebrie
    • By Siebrie 1st Dec 17, 1:46 PM
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    Siebrie
    DH forgot to take his lunch to work, so we'll have to throw it out -€4.
    Still a womble 2017 #25 € 7101,62= £ 6309.50 Wombling Free 2016 #2 € 3.483,31= £ 2,969.05
    • sugarbaby125
    • By sugarbaby125 2nd Dec 17, 10:37 AM
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    Quidco Cashback £1.52

    Weekly Online Grocery Shopping special offers and price reductions saved me £28.58

    I saved £5 on my Asda order with an e-voucher I got from Asda last week as a goodwill gesture and I saved £8 with special offers

    3 hopper bus journeys on Thursday and Friday worth £9

    Next Men's Silk Tie and Pocket Square from eBay for £8 including P & P saving me £10

    BNWT M & S Pink Leather Gloves from eBay for £11.99 including P & P saving me £5.51

    BNWT M & S Purple Leather Gloves via eBay for £10.20 including P & P saving me £7.30

    BNWT M & S Black Leather Gloves from eBay for £15 including P & P saving me £14.50

    #13 current total = £13,418.41
    • Florence J
    • By Florence J 3rd Dec 17, 11:49 AM
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    Train Ticket and Drink bought by OH = £15
    Sealed Pot Challenge 11 #553
    £1000 Emergency Fund Challenge #253
    Wombling free 2017 = £2118.64
    Pay off all your debts by Xmas 2017 #53 (£3133.08/£3000)
    November 2017 Credit Card Debt: £3980
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