2019's wi-wa-wombles!

edited 10 January 2019 at 10:05AM in Debt-free Wannabe Challenges
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edited 10 January 2019 at 10:05AM in Debt-free Wannabe Challenges
welcome to the wombling thread for 2019!

Firstly what is wombling?
In the words of Bobarella, the founder of the earlier wombling threads:

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
Wombling in Restrictive Times (2021) € 340,15 = £ 289.11
Wombabeluba 2020! € 453,22 = £ 403.84
2019's wi-wa-wombles € 2.244,20 = £ 1,909.46
Wombling to wealth 2018 € 972,97 = £ 879.54
Still a womble 2017 #25 € 7.116,68 = £ 6,309.50
Wombling Free 2016 #2 € 3.484,31 = £ 3,104.59
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  • SiebrieSiebrie Forumite
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    My first wombles for this year:

    16 loyalty points from wombled receipts (1 point = 1 cent)
    80 loyalty points with purchase of certain sausage
    Wombling in Restrictive Times (2021) € 340,15 = £ 289.11
    Wombabeluba 2020! € 453,22 = £ 403.84
    2019's wi-wa-wombles € 2.244,20 = £ 1,909.46
    Wombling to wealth 2018 € 972,97 = £ 879.54
    Still a womble 2017 #25 € 7.116,68 = £ 6,309.50
    Wombling Free 2016 #2 € 3.484,31 = £ 3,104.59
  • Dolly_RockerDolly_Rocker Forumite
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    Oh can I be a wombler!

    I'm going to keep a track of money I save on buying stuff online, in sales, with surveys or finding receipts or roadkill cash!

    Thank you.

    Dxxx
    56 Month Plan - August 2021 to March 2026
    £287 per month
    1 - Pay off CC's (£3,000)
    2 - Pay off IOU Mum (£3,000)
    3 - Add to savings (£10,000 goal)
    Debt - £0/£3,000
    Savings - £0/£10,000
  • SiebrieSiebrie Forumite
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    Welcome! The more the merrier!
    Wombling in Restrictive Times (2021) € 340,15 = £ 289.11
    Wombabeluba 2020! € 453,22 = £ 403.84
    2019's wi-wa-wombles € 2.244,20 = £ 1,909.46
    Wombling to wealth 2018 € 972,97 = £ 879.54
    Still a womble 2017 #25 € 7.116,68 = £ 6,309.50
    Wombling Free 2016 #2 € 3.484,31 = £ 3,104.59
  • miss_empty_piggymiss_empty_piggy Forumite
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    Can I please join? I used to womble all the time but have got out of the habit. I love the thrill of a good wobble x
  • SiebrieSiebrie Forumite
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    Absolutely!

    Womble from the tip, where they have a sea container for reusable goods: 6 metal plant holders, the elongated balcony ones, with nice scroll work. They can replace the really old and rusty ones I currently have. 6 x € 15 = €90!
    Wombling in Restrictive Times (2021) € 340,15 = £ 289.11
    Wombabeluba 2020! € 453,22 = £ 403.84
    2019's wi-wa-wombles € 2.244,20 = £ 1,909.46
    Wombling to wealth 2018 € 972,97 = £ 879.54
    Still a womble 2017 #25 € 7.116,68 = £ 6,309.50
    Wombling Free 2016 #2 € 3.484,31 = £ 3,104.59
  • SiebrieSiebrie Forumite
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    1 National Trust bag for life, free with any purchase over gbp 25 (I had bought a discounted geniune leather handbag); €1.
    Wombling in Restrictive Times (2021) € 340,15 = £ 289.11
    Wombabeluba 2020! € 453,22 = £ 403.84
    2019's wi-wa-wombles € 2.244,20 = £ 1,909.46
    Wombling to wealth 2018 € 972,97 = £ 879.54
    Still a womble 2017 #25 € 7.116,68 = £ 6,309.50
    Wombling Free 2016 #2 € 3.484,31 = £ 3,104.59
  • SiebrieSiebrie Forumite
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    2 apples on a secondary education information market.
    Wombling in Restrictive Times (2021) € 340,15 = £ 289.11
    Wombabeluba 2020! € 453,22 = £ 403.84
    2019's wi-wa-wombles € 2.244,20 = £ 1,909.46
    Wombling to wealth 2018 € 972,97 = £ 879.54
    Still a womble 2017 #25 € 7.116,68 = £ 6,309.50
    Wombling Free 2016 #2 € 3.484,31 = £ 3,104.59
  • SiebrieSiebrie Forumite
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    3 sample toothpastes after being brave at the dentist's :) (annual check and tartar removal @ €90) €3.
    Wombling in Restrictive Times (2021) € 340,15 = £ 289.11
    Wombabeluba 2020! € 453,22 = £ 403.84
    2019's wi-wa-wombles € 2.244,20 = £ 1,909.46
    Wombling to wealth 2018 € 972,97 = £ 879.54
    Still a womble 2017 #25 € 7.116,68 = £ 6,309.50
    Wombling Free 2016 #2 € 3.484,31 = £ 3,104.59
  • edited 25 January 2019 at 5:18PM
    SiebrieSiebrie Forumite
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    edited 25 January 2019 at 5:18PM
    20, 5, and 1 cent pieces roadkill. We will add them to our piggybank that holds our themepark money. Tickets are €38 each, so we have a while to go yet.

    26 loyalty points from wombled receipts.
    Wombling in Restrictive Times (2021) € 340,15 = £ 289.11
    Wombabeluba 2020! € 453,22 = £ 403.84
    2019's wi-wa-wombles € 2.244,20 = £ 1,909.46
    Wombling to wealth 2018 € 972,97 = £ 879.54
    Still a womble 2017 #25 € 7.116,68 = £ 6,309.50
    Wombling Free 2016 #2 € 3.484,31 = £ 3,104.59
  • SiebrieSiebrie Forumite
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    1 bag for life saved up for with loyalty points during December (1 loyalty point for spending €15, if I recollect correctly; I had 2 points :) ) €0,85
    Wombling in Restrictive Times (2021) € 340,15 = £ 289.11
    Wombabeluba 2020! € 453,22 = £ 403.84
    2019's wi-wa-wombles € 2.244,20 = £ 1,909.46
    Wombling to wealth 2018 € 972,97 = £ 879.54
    Still a womble 2017 #25 € 7.116,68 = £ 6,309.50
    Wombling Free 2016 #2 € 3.484,31 = £ 3,104.59
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