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    • Siebrie
    • By Siebrie 10th Jan 19, 9:02 AM
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    2019's wi-wa-wombles!
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    • 10th Jan 19, 9:02 AM
    2019's wi-wa-wombles! 10th Jan 19 at 9:02 AM
    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
    Last edited by Siebrie; 10-01-2019 at 9:05 AM.
    2019's wi-wa-wombles 2.226,10 = 1,876.76
    Wombling to wealth 2018 972,97 = 879.54
    Still a womble 2017 #25 7.116,68 = 6,309.50
    Wombling Free 2016 #2 3.483,31 = 2,969.05
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    • Siebrie
    • By Siebrie 24th Oct 19, 10:18 AM
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    2 Greenway (veggie) burgers reimbursed in loyalty points €3,99
    loyalty points from wombled receipts 4
    Belgian waffle and coffee on Library Customer Appreciation Day €2
    2019's wi-wa-wombles 2.226,10 = 1,876.76
    Wombling to wealth 2018 972,97 = 879.54
    Still a womble 2017 #25 7.116,68 = 6,309.50
    Wombling Free 2016 #2 3.483,31 = 2,969.05
    • Siebrie
    • By Siebrie 4th Nov 19, 10:42 AM
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    €1 and €0,05 roadkill
    14 loyalty points from wombled receipts
    4 specialty high-end brand teabags from a friend
    2019's wi-wa-wombles 2.226,10 = 1,876.76
    Wombling to wealth 2018 972,97 = 879.54
    Still a womble 2017 #25 7.116,68 = 6,309.50
    Wombling Free 2016 #2 3.483,31 = 2,969.05
    • Siebrie
    • By Siebrie 4th Nov 19, 2:47 PM
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    1 handful of small lettershaped chocolatey tea biscuits, set out for trial at supermarket; they were dds' snack today €0,10

    New animal-baking-gardening store opening nearby: 1 bag for life, 1 kalanchoe (multicoloured - lovely), 1 bag of cat food, 1 dog toy. Dog toy was immediately passed on to broke friend with dog €5.

    Private health insurance reimbursed some health costs unexpectedly: €181. (I only recently found out I could submit these costs; I think I missed out on €181 for the first set of dd1's treatment, but I don't really mind. It's still pennies compared to what the public health insurance already paid, and we have decent incomes).


    ETA: hurray! I broke through the 1,000-GBP threshold!
    Last edited by Siebrie; 04-11-2019 at 2:49 PM.
    2019's wi-wa-wombles 2.226,10 = 1,876.76
    Wombling to wealth 2018 972,97 = 879.54
    Still a womble 2017 #25 7.116,68 = 6,309.50
    Wombling Free 2016 #2 3.483,31 = 2,969.05
    • Siebrie
    • By Siebrie 8th Nov 19, 12:51 PM
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    1 cent roadkill
    1 lunch from yesterday's leftover business lunch (rolls, rescued immediately after, and it hadn't been out long; kept in fridge overnight) €1
    2019's wi-wa-wombles 2.226,10 = 1,876.76
    Wombling to wealth 2018 972,97 = 879.54
    Still a womble 2017 #25 7.116,68 = 6,309.50
    Wombling Free 2016 #2 3.483,31 = 2,969.05
    • Siebrie
    • By Siebrie 16th Nov 19, 10:08 AM
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    80 loyalty points for buying €6 of meat
    80 loyalty points for buying €6 of meat (the sm system has a glitch; it should prevent double points vouchers, but doesn't)
    75 loyalty points for buying €25 overall

    Remember the customer appreciation baggy I received early October? It contained a bottle of beer, that I drank last night, and handed in the bottle today for a 10 cent refund
    2019's wi-wa-wombles 2.226,10 = 1,876.76
    Wombling to wealth 2018 972,97 = 879.54
    Still a womble 2017 #25 7.116,68 = 6,309.50
    Wombling Free 2016 #2 3.483,31 = 2,969.05
    • Siebrie
    • By Siebrie 18th Nov 19, 3:07 PM
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    My company gave a press conference to promote our initiative, including a lunch: €1.
    The dessert was a local speciality, that I had only tasted as a supermarket product, and now in real-fresh-from-the-bakery form; it was delicious!
    2019's wi-wa-wombles 2.226,10 = 1,876.76
    Wombling to wealth 2018 972,97 = 879.54
    Still a womble 2017 #25 7.116,68 = 6,309.50
    Wombling Free 2016 #2 3.483,31 = 2,969.05
    • Siebrie
    • By Siebrie 21st Nov 19, 10:37 AM
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    62 loyalty points from wombled receipts

    2 small (but really nice) rolls from a business lunch, which I had for mid-afternoon snack €0,50
    2019's wi-wa-wombles 2.226,10 = 1,876.76
    Wombling to wealth 2018 972,97 = 879.54
    Still a womble 2017 #25 7.116,68 = 6,309.50
    Wombling Free 2016 #2 3.483,31 = 2,969.05
    • Siebrie
    • By Siebrie 22nd Nov 19, 1:28 PM
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    Another 2 small rolls, some salad. I didn't sleep well last night, so I need the extra calories to keep me going €0,50
    2019's wi-wa-wombles 2.226,10 = 1,876.76
    Wombling to wealth 2018 972,97 = 879.54
    Still a womble 2017 #25 7.116,68 = 6,309.50
    Wombling Free 2016 #2 3.483,31 = 2,969.05
    • Siebrie
    • By Siebrie 23rd Nov 19, 2:45 PM
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    499 loyalty points for buying a one-pot meal (semi-cooked, fresh, just need to wok/fry until done), making the product free. I picked a shrimp meal, because I don't really make that at home.
    95 loyalty points from wombled receipts.
    2019's wi-wa-wombles 2.226,10 = 1,876.76
    Wombling to wealth 2018 972,97 = 879.54
    Still a womble 2017 #25 7.116,68 = 6,309.50
    Wombling Free 2016 #2 3.483,31 = 2,969.05
    • luxor4t
    • By luxor4t 30th Nov 19, 6:18 AM
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    First Wobble post - two coupons for a free pot of tea from a lovely lady in the M&S cafe queue. Much appreciated by DH and myself!
    I can cook and sew, make flowers grow.
    • Siebrie
    • By Siebrie 2nd Dec 19, 8:34 AM
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    That one-pot-meal was not one to buy! I finished it, because it wasn't awful, but will definitely not spend €5 on it if I am in a hurry to find a complete meal.


    The monthly booklet with coupons from the poshy supermarket close to me came in useful this month (usually, I only get the free product):


    60 loyalty points for buying €6 of meat
    90 loyalty points for buying €6 of meat
    120 loyalty points for buying €9 of meat (these 3 vouchers I used on just the one tray of €9,50 stewing beef


    40 loyalty points for buying Pukka tea (St Nicolas gift for husband)
    50 loyalty points for buying McCain Airfryer chips (after several taste-tests, we prefer this one)
    75 loyalty points for buying 2 bottles of bio strawberry lemonade (to be diluted)
    30 loyalty points for buying sm brand vol-au-vent
    35 loyalty points for buying sm brand coconut milk
    90 loyalty points for buying over €25
    179 loyalty points for buying sm brand bio fresh fruit juice 250ml (making the product free)
    60 loyalty points for buying €6 of dairy
    85 loyalty points for buying Dan1o vanilla yoghurt 450ml
    2019's wi-wa-wombles 2.226,10 = 1,876.76
    Wombling to wealth 2018 972,97 = 879.54
    Still a womble 2017 #25 7.116,68 = 6,309.50
    Wombling Free 2016 #2 3.483,31 = 2,969.05
    • Siebrie
    • By Siebrie 5th Dec 19, 12:29 PM
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    1 handful of small biscuits €0,05
    1 packet of speculoos St Nicolas biscuits and chocolate St Nicolas figure 300g €5 (from employer)
    2019's wi-wa-wombles 2.226,10 = 1,876.76
    Wombling to wealth 2018 972,97 = 879.54
    Still a womble 2017 #25 7.116,68 = 6,309.50
    Wombling Free 2016 #2 3.483,31 = 2,969.05
    • Siebrie
    • By Siebrie 9th Dec 19, 9:11 AM
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    Team building day with nice coffee / snacks / graffiti class / buffet lunch / drinks / karaoke / getting to know 100 colleagues. €15


    St Nicolas gifts were mostly bought at full price (or re-gifted), but I just noticed that one onesie was half-price, and one chocolate letter was free, so I'll claim €11,25 + €3,50. I would have bought those anyway.
    Parents contributed €100 to the gifts, which pretty much covers all Gifts for husband and me were pretty much all useful stuff (pepper mill for him, salt mill for me, family calendar, 2020 diary, bicycle gloves, etc.).
    2019's wi-wa-wombles 2.226,10 = 1,876.76
    Wombling to wealth 2018 972,97 = 879.54
    Still a womble 2017 #25 7.116,68 = 6,309.50
    Wombling Free 2016 #2 3.483,31 = 2,969.05
    • Siebrie
    • By Siebrie 9th Dec 19, 2:45 PM
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    I took part in the national spelling contest (local round) and came third! All first place winners will go to the national finals in January. I won a book (I forgot the title, but it's the 2008 Booker Prize winner). €5.


    My water company have just sent me an email, that, because I pay automatically, they will reward me with €10. Well, thank you very much!
    2019's wi-wa-wombles 2.226,10 = 1,876.76
    Wombling to wealth 2018 972,97 = 879.54
    Still a womble 2017 #25 7.116,68 = 6,309.50
    Wombling Free 2016 #2 3.483,31 = 2,969.05
    • Siebrie
    • By Siebrie 10th Dec 19, 10:54 AM
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    I have decided to put the piano my parents gave us, on here as well: €691.
    2019's wi-wa-wombles 2.226,10 = 1,876.76
    Wombling to wealth 2018 972,97 = 879.54
    Still a womble 2017 #25 7.116,68 = 6,309.50
    Wombling Free 2016 #2 3.483,31 = 2,969.05
    • Siebrie
    • By Siebrie 12th Dec 19, 8:59 AM
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    10,000 views!! Thank you!!

    28 loyalty points from wombled receipts.
    €86,86 gas and electricity refund (we pay the same amount every month, and once a year we inform the company about our meter readings)
    2019's wi-wa-wombles 2.226,10 = 1,876.76
    Wombling to wealth 2018 972,97 = 879.54
    Still a womble 2017 #25 7.116,68 = 6,309.50
    Wombling Free 2016 #2 3.483,31 = 2,969.05
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