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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 4th Dec 17, 1:10 AM
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    sugarbaby125
    I bought a hardback book for myself in Poundland and saved myself £18.99

    I was given a free ticket to see Heisenberg: The Uncertainty Principal and saved myself £43

    1 hopper bus journey on Saturday worth £1.50

    I got a £7 refund from Asda as a box of Ariel Colour & Style was delivered to me damaged

    eBay Bargains:

    2 X M & S Ladies pack of 5 briefs for £6.97 and £7.49 including P & P costs saving me £9.54

    New Men's Red Herring Blue/White Check Shirt for £9.50 including P & P costs saving me £11.50

    #13 current total = £13,508.94
    • Florence J
    • By Florence J 4th Dec 17, 1:42 PM
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    Florence J
    £4.50 Supermarket Offers
    Sealed Pot Challenge 11 #553
    £1000 Emergency Fund Challenge #253
    Wombling free 2017 = £2195.92
    Pay off all your debts by Xmas 2017 #53 (£3168.45/£3000)
    February 2018 Credit Card Debt: £3885
    • Siebrie
    • By Siebrie 5th Dec 17, 12:20 PM
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    Siebrie
    1 mandarin and 1 kaki fruit from Reception €0,40 (there was also plenty of biscuits and sweets on offer, but I didn't take those )
    Wombling to wealth 2018 € 175,00 = £ 114.97
    Still a womble 2017 #25 € 7116,68= £ 6309.50
    Wombling Free 2016 #2 € 3.483,31= £ 2,969.05
    • sugarbaby125
    • By sugarbaby125 5th Dec 17, 4:14 PM
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    sugarbaby125
    Morleys Department Store Bargains:

    3 X Luxury Egyptian Cotton hand towels reduced from £15 each to £6 each, saved myself £27

    5 X Egyptian Cotton guest towels reduced from £5 each to £2.50 each, saved myself £12.50

    I had a free cinema ticket to see a preview of the film God's Own Country which saved me £14.10

    3 for 2 offer on Christmas tags in Co-Op saved me £1.50

    1 hopper bus journey on Sunday worth £1.50

    I saved £25 on a 9ct gold bracelet that I bought on eBay by making an offer price which was accepted instead of paying the Buy It Now price

    #13 current total = £13,590.54
    • sugarbaby125
    • By sugarbaby125 6th Dec 17, 6:48 PM
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    sugarbaby125
    8 X 500ml Carex liquid hand wash from Poundland £8 saved me £8

    2 hopper bus journeys today saved me £3

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

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

    I went to see the film Home Again at my local Odeon for the Silver Screen showing for £3, which saved me £6.25 compared to the standard adult ticket price. I also got a free cup of tea which saved me £1.90

    eBay Bargains:

    Adidas Men's Gryphon Track Pants £16.99 saved me £18

    Ladies M & S Black Mesh Heatgen Polka Dot Evening Top £8.97 saved me £10.53

    5 Pack of Ladies M & S No VPL Modal & Cotton Briefs £6.97 saved me £5.03

    Men's Projekts NYC Broderick Navy Shorts £4.99 saved me £20

    Men's Condemned Nation Sulcis Black Shorts £5 saved me £19.99

    Men's Adidas Judo Blue/Black Hoodie £15.79 saved me £24.20

    Men's Projekts NYC Plume Navy Jersey Shorts saved me £15

    Men's Minimum Garton Thunder Blue Shorts. £4,99 saved me £35

    5 Pack Ladies M & S Cotton Lilac Briefs £7,99 saved me £4.01

    Men's Next Silk Grey/Black Tie and Pocket Square £3.22 saved me £11.78

    1 Million Paco Rabanne for Men EDT 100ml £33.90 saved me £30.10

    #13 current total = £13,813.76
    • Florence J
    • By Florence J 10th Dec 17, 3:23 PM
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    Florence J
    Collected 20 mixed sized and occasion gift bags off a neighbour, all good condition, had 4 bottle bags which I needed, so that alone saved me about £5, I will claim what I think is a conservative £15 for all of them.

    Half a shared Mulled Cider £1.50

    1.5 Pints, about £6

    Go on an arcade game £1

    TOTAL = £23.50
    Sealed Pot Challenge 11 #553
    £1000 Emergency Fund Challenge #253
    Wombling free 2017 = £2195.92
    Pay off all your debts by Xmas 2017 #53 (£3168.45/£3000)
    February 2018 Credit Card Debt: £3885
    • sugarbaby125
    • By sugarbaby125 11th Dec 17, 11:52 AM
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    sugarbaby125
    My weekly online grocery shopping special offers and price reductions saved me £62.25

    Silver Screen Odeon cinema ticket £3 saved me £6.25 compared to the standard adult ticket price and a free cup of tea worth £1.90

    3 hopper bus journeys on Thursday worth £4.50

    I saved 57p in Lidl on their snack fruit and vegetable offer

    Tesco In Store Shop savings £14.75

    Free ticket to see A Vision of Elvis at The Indigo 02 saved me £26

    3 hopper bus journeys on Friday worth £4.50 and 1 free journey on the underground worth £2.10 as my Oyster card had turned into a one day Travelcard

    1 hopper bus journey on Saturday £1.50

    #13 current total = £13,933.58
    • Florence J
    • By Florence J 11th Dec 17, 3:55 PM
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    Florence J
    Southern Comfort were doing a promotion in the city centre yesterday, got a free Southern Comfort sweater, will probably just use it to sleep in.

    Will claim £10.
    Sealed Pot Challenge 11 #553
    £1000 Emergency Fund Challenge #253
    Wombling free 2017 = £2195.92
    Pay off all your debts by Xmas 2017 #53 (£3168.45/£3000)
    February 2018 Credit Card Debt: £3885
    • Siebrie
    • By Siebrie 12th Dec 17, 11:09 AM
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    Siebrie
    St Nicolas and his Petes came to our house (courtesy of the local youth club) and left much joy and about 3kg of sweets !!!8364;7


    13 loyalty points from wombled receipts.
    Wombling to wealth 2018 € 175,00 = £ 114.97
    Still a womble 2017 #25 € 7116,68= £ 6309.50
    Wombling Free 2016 #2 € 3.483,31= £ 2,969.05
    • Florence J
    • By Florence J 13th Dec 17, 11:16 PM
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    Florence J
    £8.49 for a product I am testing.
    Sealed Pot Challenge 11 #553
    £1000 Emergency Fund Challenge #253
    Wombling free 2017 = £2195.92
    Pay off all your debts by Xmas 2017 #53 (£3168.45/£3000)
    February 2018 Credit Card Debt: £3885
    • sugarbaby125
    • By sugarbaby125 14th Dec 17, 1:17 AM
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    sugarbaby125
    Lift home from Karaoke saved me the £1.50 bus fare

    £2.30
    for free school dinner last week Thursday for my son

    Odeon Silver Screen ticket £3 saved me £6.25 on a standard adult ticket and free cup of tea worth £1.90

    I saved a total of £15.22 buying items I would normally buy in Poundland and Tesco from Savers

    3 hopper bus journeys on Wednesday worth £4.50

    A free ticket for me to see A Christmas Carol at Christmas in Leicester Square which saved me £20

    1p roadkill

    #13 current total = £13,985.26
    Last edited by sugarbaby125; 14-12-2017 at 9:39 AM.
    • LuckyPenny
    • By LuckyPenny 16th Dec 17, 9:50 PM
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    LuckyPenny
    Saving all over the place at the moment! Hope I'm capturing it all.
    Bought myself a dress from Coast 50% off - a saving of £100. Just bought a jumper for my daughter 25% off saving £3.89.


    Won a competition today £10 voucher.


    I'm thinking that next year, the amount I've wombled is very similar to the amount I've paid off debts, so I think that I'll start to nibble at our mortgage and anything I've wombled I'm going to pay off my debts.


    Really enjoyed wombling this year, planning more wombles before 2017 is out though
    1% Challenge #28 £510.50/£4000 12.6%
    Pay off all debts by Xmas 2017 #40 £529.06/£6500 Christmas 2018 Saving #16 £17/365
    Competition wins £12,029
    Declutter 3 per day
    • sugarbaby125
    • By sugarbaby125 17th Dec 17, 12:28 PM
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    sugarbaby125
    My Weekly Online Shopping special offers and price reductions saved me £54.18

    I had a free ticket to see Shaggy at The Indigio 02 on Thursday evening which saved me £23

    3 hopper bus journeys worth £4.50 and a free journey on the Underground worth £2.20 as my Oyster card had turned into a one day travelcard on Thursday

    Savers in store shopping saved me £1.49 compared to buying the same items in Poundland

    I had a free ticket to see Forever Amy at the Clapham Grand on Friday which saved me £23. I got a free big glass of soda water which saved me spending £2 on a bottle of sparkling water

    A paperback book for myself from Poundland saved me £6.99

    2 paperback books from Tesco on special offer saved me £3.30

    Unisex Crocs Classic Slide Slip On from eBay for the special offer price of £11.89 which saved me £5.10

    M & S underwired, non padded bra £3.99 from eBay saved me £4

    Tesco in store shop saved me £11.21 on special offers

    My friend gave me a lift home from the pub's Christmas party on Saturday which saved me 75p ( I now have my ESA half price Oyster card for 6 month's)

    Tony bought me a bottle of Prosecco in the pub on Saturday £4.50

    Free school dinners for my son this week from Monday to Thursday saved me £9.20

    50p refund from Tesco for a poor quality food product

    The Body Shop order £10 off my order with a 40% off code, a free body butter worth £15 and free delivery worth £2.49

    #13 current total = £14,170.92
    • Florence J
    • By Florence J 17th Dec 17, 8:55 PM
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    Florence J
    £10 - free lunch from OH
    £1.28 - savings on YS items
    Sealed Pot Challenge 11 #553
    £1000 Emergency Fund Challenge #253
    Wombling free 2017 = £2195.92
    Pay off all your debts by Xmas 2017 #53 (£3168.45/£3000)
    February 2018 Credit Card Debt: £3885
    • Siebrie
    • By Siebrie 18th Dec 17, 8:43 AM
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    Siebrie
    Alpr0 soya cooking cream free-with-coupon !!!8364;1,55
    Loaf of bread last-one-before-closing-the-shop !!!8364;2,09
    Wombling to wealth 2018 € 175,00 = £ 114.97
    Still a womble 2017 #25 € 7116,68= £ 6309.50
    Wombling Free 2016 #2 € 3.483,31= £ 2,969.05
    • Florence J
    • By Florence J 18th Dec 17, 10:43 AM
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    Florence J
    Will there be a 2018 thread? I do hope so

    I wouldn't be able to run it completely on my own but if anyone feels the same and wants to share responsibility I would be up for that
    Sealed Pot Challenge 11 #553
    £1000 Emergency Fund Challenge #253
    Wombling free 2017 = £2195.92
    Pay off all your debts by Xmas 2017 #53 (£3168.45/£3000)
    February 2018 Credit Card Debt: £3885
    • LuckyPenny
    • By LuckyPenny 18th Dec 17, 9:54 PM
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    LuckyPenny
    Whoop whoop won a top today from coast worth £89. Spent Boots loyalty points £6.34 :-)


    LP x
    1% Challenge #28 £510.50/£4000 12.6%
    Pay off all debts by Xmas 2017 #40 £529.06/£6500 Christmas 2018 Saving #16 £17/365
    Competition wins £12,029
    Declutter 3 per day
    • Florence J
    • By Florence J 18th Dec 17, 9:56 PM
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    Florence J
    £9.60 saving at M&S using a 20% off code.
    Sealed Pot Challenge 11 #553
    £1000 Emergency Fund Challenge #253
    Wombling free 2017 = £2195.92
    Pay off all your debts by Xmas 2017 #53 (£3168.45/£3000)
    February 2018 Credit Card Debt: £3885
    • Siebrie
    • By Siebrie 19th Dec 17, 11:16 AM
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    Siebrie
    Will there be a 2018 thread? I do hope so

    I wouldn't be able to run it completely on my own but if anyone feels the same and wants to share responsibility I would be up for that
    Originally posted by Florence J
    I'm not sure what 'sharing responsibility' would entail, but I'm happy to post on the 2018 thread.


    1 kaki fruit and 1 mandarin from Reception €0,40
    A box of Sprüngli chocolates from a work contact (won't count them in my wombles as they are not good for me, however delicious).
    Wombling to wealth 2018 € 175,00 = £ 114.97
    Still a womble 2017 #25 € 7116,68= £ 6309.50
    Wombling Free 2016 #2 € 3.483,31= £ 2,969.05
    • Florence J
    • By Florence J 21st Dec 17, 12:40 AM
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    Florence J
    £10 off a New Look dress, using a voucher

    £5.90 for a free cinema ticket
    Sealed Pot Challenge 11 #553
    £1000 Emergency Fund Challenge #253
    Wombling free 2017 = £2195.92
    Pay off all your debts by Xmas 2017 #53 (£3168.45/£3000)
    February 2018 Credit Card Debt: £3885
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