Wombling our way to wealth in 2018

edited 6 March 2018 at 10:00AM in Debt-free wannabe challenges
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edited 6 March 2018 at 10:00AM in Debt-free wannabe challenges
We had a lot of fun on the Wombling in 2017 thread that was started by Bobarella, and I would like to keep track of my wombles again this year.

The rules are pretty flexible; for me, wombles are any products or services I get free, for others it also includes the discounts received. Found money is always a womble :)
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
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  • SiebrieSiebrie Forumite
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    First wombles of the year:
    49 loyalty points from wombled receipts
    Free-after-rebate toothpaste + cost of stamp €2,55
    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
  • SiebrieSiebrie Forumite
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    A mandarin, a banana and an orange from Reception (weekly fruit basket provided be the company) €0,60
    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
  • Hi Siebrie, thanks for starting this.

    I have wombled £125.97 already this year.

    £52.43 off Amazon order using vouchers
    £22.99 Free P+P and using vouchers
    £40.50 saving on sale item of clothing
    £0.70 special offer price saving
    £7.90 free cinema ticket through volunteering
    £0.70 supermarket savings
    £0.75 Morrison's returned bag incentive
    Debt Free Stage 1 - Completed 27/08/2020
    Debt Free Stage 2 - Completed 50/181 Payments
  • edited 11 January 2018 at 11:04AM
    SiebrieSiebrie Forumite
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    edited 11 January 2018 at 11:04AM
    1 cent in Aldi (not a supermarket where I expected to find money on the floor!)
    2 rabbits €50 (I was looking for pets for dds, and a lady in the village was giving them away for free. Last year, I only found one in a pet shop, where rabbits were sold for €25 each. Sadly, that one died within 5 weeks).

    2 cans of fizzy drink from Eurostar, brought back by a colleague €1

    I won't count this as a womble, but need to share my happiness somewhere :):
    we have an annual maintenance contract for our central heating and hot water installation, which costs €195 (GBP172) per year. This year, because the installation is 5 years old, it needs to be audited (government requirement for all gas installations). Normal cost of audit: €149 excl VAT, cost because of maintenance contract: €40 excl VAT. Advantage: €100.
    The maintenance guy replaced 2 parts, which would have cost us €450, but are free under the contract. If we had to call him out because of the defect parts, he would have charged about €160 for showing up and for the time he worked. He also gave us advice to possibly save €22 off our annual bill by making a slight change to our thermostat settings.
    Total advantage: 100 + 450 + 160 + 22 = 732 - 195 (contract) = €537!! (GBP 475).
    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
  • JelllibeanzJelllibeanz Forumite
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    I'm joining in as it would be good to keep a tally of exactly how much I have save so far. I especially enjoyed reading 2017's thread!


    Yesterday I popped into B'n'M and picked up some bits and bobs that I can stash for birthdays and Christmas:
    Huge candles reduced from £10 to £3 bought 2 = £14
    Votive sets reduced from £5 to £1.50 bought 2 = £7


    Y/S produce in Mr T for dinner
    Fish pie mix reduced from £4.50 to £0.90 bought 2 = £7.20
    Finest red potatoes reduced from £2 to £0.30 = £1.70
    Runner beans reduced from £0.55 to £0.10 = £0.45
    Loose broccoli reduced from £0.60 to £0.06 = £0.54


    Students brought in chips for the staff to share as it's the last day of term £1.50 saved


    And Mr J had a £13 refund voucher from travel company for train issues.


    That makes..... £35.39
    Happy days :)
    Onwards and upwards with the occasional kick up the butt required! ;)
    Mortgage '09 = £103k Feb '17 =£79.9k, Aug 17 = £69k Mar 19 = £61k
    Aiming for 10% OP in 2019 - £1320.95/£6100 £3420/£3520 credit card at 0%
  • SiebrieSiebrie Forumite
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    Welcome!


    Today is a good day for wombling: leftovers from a business lunch at the office - 5 focaccia with mozzarella/ham/bacon/salad (3 different fillings, 5 pieces of focaccia in total) + a small beetroot-lentil salad, will do for lunch tomorrow €1
    piece of delicious cake €0,20
    10 of these small single serve butter containers €0,50
    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
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    edited 15 January 2018 at 3:20PM
    free-with-voucher frozen riced cauliflower with Eastern spices/veg €1,99
    23 loyalty points on wombled receipts


    left-overs from a business lunch €1
    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
  • JelllibeanzJelllibeanz Forumite
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    Last night I popped into the supermarket to pick up my y/s bits to top up the fridge. I ended up with two bags of produce and only a few bits that weren't y/s e.g. milk all for £26


    Plus I picked up a couple of bits that had vouchers available through apps e.g. washing machine liquid was reduced from £3 to £2 as part of a special offer, but with the voucher claimed it was down to £1 for 26 washes :)
    I did the same with a few other bits and so I now have £5 coming back to me. That made two bags for £21 and to cap it off a £48 saving!!!


    Happy wombling :)
    Onwards and upwards with the occasional kick up the butt required! ;)
    Mortgage '09 = £103k Feb '17 =£79.9k, Aug 17 = £69k Mar 19 = £61k
    Aiming for 10% OP in 2019 - £1320.95/£6100 £3420/£3520 credit card at 0%
  • MoneysavingmadGemMoneysavingmadGem Forumite
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    Been staying with a friend last 2 weeks looking after them after an op so in exchange they have been feeding me!

    But when I did pop to sains for milk I ended up with bagels £2 - down to 50p and teacakes £1.80 - 60p so enjoyed them as a change toasted for breakfast!
  • SiebrieSiebrie Forumite
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    1cent coin on a supermarket floor
    Biscuit tin with luxury biscuits as a ‘thank you’ from same supermarket (20 year anniversary) €2
    Tiny pot of raisins and nuts put out by supermarket for taste testing €0,10
    2 mini dried sausages from same for same €0,10
    The nuts, raisins and sausages will be added to dds’ lunchboxes tomorrow

    1 apple from Reception yesterday €0,20
    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
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