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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 21st Dec 17, 2:52 PM
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    sugarbaby125
    Free Caribbean meal at the pub for which I will claim £3.50

    3 hopper bus journeys on Saturday £2.25

    Savings on a Lidl in store shop £3.48

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

    Chinese meal and a bottle of water bought by my sister £6.99

    2 hopper bus journeys on Tuesday £1.50

    My Weekly Grocery Online shopping special offers and price reductions £14.65

    1 hopper bus journey on Wednesday 75p

    #13 current total = £14,212.19
    • Siebrie
    • By Siebrie 22nd Dec 17, 2:45 PM
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    Siebrie
    Department Christmas lunch €1 (it was a lovely independent hamburger restaurant, but €1 is what I usually spend on my lunch)
    mandarin from a colleague €0,20
    chair massage €10
    Wombling to wealth 2018 € 101,98 = £ 52.13
    Still a womble 2017 #25 € 7116,68= £ 6309.50
    Wombling Free 2016 #2 € 3.483,31= £ 2,969.05
    • LuckyPenny
    • By LuckyPenny 22nd Dec 17, 5:03 PM
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    LuckyPenny
    Used my Greggs Reward on the app and got a free Vanilla Latte £1.75
    £3 cashback topping up Costa card and Wombled one receipt in Costa worth 40pence.
    LP x
    1% Challenge #28 £111.58/£4000 2.7%
    Pay off all debts by Xmas 2017 #40 £532.87/£6500 Christmas 2018 Saving #16 £15/365
    Competition wins £12,029
    Declutter 3 per day
    • sugarbaby125
    • By sugarbaby125 23rd Dec 17, 8:33 AM
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    sugarbaby125
    eBay Bargains:

    A Suit Kurtis Men's coat via Littlewoods Clearance for £28.90 including P & P which saved me £141.10

    Adidas Men's Climate Top £12.20 including P & P which saved me £12.79

    Blue Leather Osprey coin purse £7.40 including P & P which saved me £7.60


    2 half price gift sets from Tesco in store saved me £14.25

    Advance Virgin train ticket from London to Birmingham £11 saved me £43 and from Birmingham to London £8 saved me £26

    £1.69 Quidco cashback

    2 hopper bus journeys on Friday worth £1.50

    #13 current total = £14,460.12
    • Florence J
    • By Florence J 31st Dec 17, 4:38 PM
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    Florence J
    Hello Everyone,

    My Christmas wombles, but maybe not my last wombles of the year...

    £15 - Numerous drinks bought for me over the last week.
    £3 - Total of food we were given to take back after staying with inlaws.
    £2.50 - Savings on half price Christmas Cards
    £3 - Savings on half price Wrapping paper
    £16 - Savings on sale items of clothing

    TOTAL = £39.50
    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)
    November 2017 Credit Card Debt: £3980
    • sugarbaby125
    • By sugarbaby125 3rd Jan 18, 12:43 PM
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    sugarbaby125
    Last Wombles of 2017
    I saved £6 with special offers in M & S (Dec 23rd)

    The Body Shop online order 2 X 250ml Satsuma Shower Gel 40% off code saved me £4 and I got free delivery worth £2.49

    Bank Account interest £4.89

    1 hopper bus journey worth 75p (Dec 23rd)

    December 24th My son bought a large boneless leg of lamb and a tray of pigs in blanket for me to cook for dinner for which I will claim £20

    1 hopper bus journey worth 75p (Dec 27th)

    Meal at a restaurant which my son paid for my meal and a large bottle of water £18.99

    My weekly online grocery shop saved me £16.63 with special offers and price reductions (Dec 31st)

    2 X The Body Shop 750ml Satsuma Shower Gel on sale saved £10, 40% off code saved me another £8 and a used a Love Your Body voucher for £5 and got free delivery worth £2.49

    2 friends bought me a bottle of water on my night out on New Yer's Eve worth £3 and another friend gave me a lift to the night out saving me the 75p bus fare

    Final total for 2017 = £14,563.86
    • Florence J
    • By Florence J 9th Jan 18, 6:24 PM
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    Florence J
    My final 2017 amount was £2195.92. In 2016 it was around £400-600 so I am very happy!
    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)
    November 2017 Credit Card Debt: £3980
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