Remember you're a womble - 2016

Bobarella
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edited 30 December 2016 at 8:38PM in Debt-free wannabe challenges
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Hi to everyone in the Wombling 2016 group. You're mentioned in our news story:

'Wombles' average £250/mth from hobby retrieving others' discarded receipts

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Hi All

Following on from the 2015 thread of the same name this thread renews the challenge for 2016. To read what we got up to this year go here

http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=5141110

I'm guessing most people know that wombling refers to making use of things you find for financial gain. Examples could be receipts that you have added onto your loyalty cards for your own gain. Some I find are: unclaimed Nectar points, Tesco club cards points, Toys R Us gold card points, Costa card points, mcdonalds cups with the bean sticker still on (collect 6 for a free coffee) also price promise reciepts for tesco & brand match coupons for sainsburys which are better than roadkill as many are over a £1.

My total for 2015 was £1027.20 Not a bad number but I'd like to do even better this year.

I am going to keep track from Jan 1st on the value I find in the main categories & may zero sum them from the relevant budgets.

My aim for 2016 is every time I leave my house to try & find one item that makes my life cheaper!!

If you'd like to join in this challenge sign up below :)

Bob

Contenders who declared a score (Wombling Free 2016#) Scores accurate as of 30/12/16

1. Mickey mouse £328.67
2 Siebrie £2,69.05 Best runner up Womble 2016!!!!
4.The Only Girl £138.39
5. Bobarella £2,533.15
7. Autumn Leaves £472.34
9. Dizzy Imp £5,984.03 2nd place Womble of 2016!!
10. Sophie £8.56
11. Chocolate £28.67
16. Dexsmummy £95.15
17. Fun brum £1461.04
18. British Bibliophile £47.08
21. Foxholes £3,523.29 Bronze Womble of 2016!!!
24. Muhren £103.38
25. Nellsnest £53.15
28. Crazy Cat Lady £632
33. Sugarbaby125 £8,496.13 2016 Wombling Queen!!!
37. Basket Case £81.33
38. Determined £76.56
40. ChirpyCheap £249
43. Miss Empty Piggy £73.05
44. Florence J £456.60
47. Sachacat. £251.70
48.NOA £231
52. Crafty Witch £18.45
" Your vibe attracts your tribe":D

Debt neutral :) 27/03/17 from £40k:eek: 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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  • Can I join please ��
    I am a womble with 'L' plates so looking forward to getting some tips.����
    Use up toiletries in 2020. 88
    Make £2020 in 2020. No 85. £1808.05/£2020
  • Siebrie
    Siebrie Posts: 2,879
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    Thanks, Bobarella! I would love to join and will try to keep tally this time.
    Are you wombling, too, in '22? € 58,96 = £ 52.09Wombling in Restrictive Times (2021) € 2.138,82 = £ 1,813.15Wombabeluba 2020! € 453,22 = £ 403.842019's wi-wa-wombles € 2.244,20 = £ 1,909.46Wombling to wealth 2018 € 972,97 = £ 879.54Still a womble 2017 #25 € 7.116,68 = £ 6,309.50Wombling Free 2016 #2 € 3.484,31 = £ 3,104.59
  • As a newbie I would love to do this, please may I join?
    -Sarah
    Very: £965.30 (must be gone by 01/07/16)
    Personal Loan: £1902.03
    Overdrafts (split over 2 accounts): £1100
    Credit Card: £3781.61 (currently interest free)
    Mortgage: £29,410.53 (6 years, 4 months remaining)
    Bed finance: £1450 (interest free)
  • Looking forward to more wombling in 2016. Please count me in.
    "There is Life AFTER DEBT."LBM 2009 Total Debt £49046.24 Debt Free as of 27/08/2015
  • Bobarella
    Bobarella Posts: 10,824
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    edited 27 December 2015 at 8:37AM
    Brilliant to see new faces and regulars :) I should make it clear that it's up to each of you to decide how to assign a value to the things you find. Some things are obvious like a brand match voucher but being given something or finding something may make it more obscure. So that bits your call. And we are keeping our own scores for that reason :)
    " Your vibe attracts your tribe":D

    Debt neutral :) 27/03/17 from £40k:eek: in the hole 2012.
    Roadkill 17 £56.58 2016-£62.28 2015- £84.20)
    RYSAW17 £1900 2016 £2,535.16 2015 £1027.20
  • I'm excited to get started, although hoping to avoid the shops as much as possible so it may be slow :)
    Very: £965.30 (must be gone by 01/07/16)
    Personal Loan: £1902.03
    Overdrafts (split over 2 accounts): £1100
    Credit Card: £3781.61 (currently interest free)
    Mortgage: £29,410.53 (6 years, 4 months remaining)
    Bed finance: £1450 (interest free)
  • Oooo, this sounds like a fantastic challenge for 2016 - count me in, please! :D
    January Food Budget: £0/ £500

    Saving for our future
  • System
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    Hope to make more appearances on this thread in 2016, so please count me in :)
  • Bobarella
    Bobarella Posts: 10,824
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    Tall_order wrote: »
    I'm excited to get started, although hoping to avoid the shops as much as possible so it may be slow :)

    You can always try non shop based wombling like looking for roadkill or items left out by people who don't want them. I found our hoover that way.
    Oooo, this sounds like a fantastic challenge for 2016 - count me in, please! :D

    Great have signed you up. Contender list in post 1.
    Hope to make more appearances on this thread in 2016, so please count me in :)

    Great to see you back for another year :)
    " Your vibe attracts your tribe":D

    Debt neutral :) 27/03/17 from £40k:eek: in the hole 2012.
    Roadkill 17 £56.58 2016-£62.28 2015- £84.20)
    RYSAW17 £1900 2016 £2,535.16 2015 £1027.20
  • This sounds interesting... I always thought this just referred to the vouchers and things people find in shops but am I correct in thinking that if someone gives you something that you yourself would have bought then this would also count through out the year? i.e. a piece of furniture, books, food/bottles of drink and stuff like that?

    Sorry if I'm sounding a bit silly but not really familiar with this thread yet. I only ask as I have an aunt who never lets me leave her house without some sort of food item and I figure I should start tallying it up to see how much money I save each year on potatoes and loafs of bread etc :rotfl:
    Clearing ALL of my debts by Christmas 2020! Total to pay: 3179.31/£4947.40 (now/starting debt). Defaulted debts (all 0% interest): Very £291.73/£501.73HSBC o/draft £702.69/£1750Vodafone £153.92/£531.22Lloyds c/card £207.97/£571.13Lloyds o/draft £1523.32/£1593.32
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