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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 30th Mar 19, 7:19 PM
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    Two bags of clothes from a school friend €10
    Two taster pots of mixed nuts €0,30
    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 1st Apr 19, 12:59 PM
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    11 loyalty points on wombled receipts
    20-cent coin in the supermarket
    Single-serve macaroni-ham-3cheeses oven dish at check-out (will be part of dinner tonight) €1,50
    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 4th Apr 19, 9:45 AM
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    16 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
    • Siebrie
    • By Siebrie 19th Apr 19, 10:10 PM
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    21 loyalty points from wombled receipts
    6 good quality tops from my Aunt €20
    Chinese takeaway from my parents (parents took dds and I to a Chinese restaurant for lunch, then ordered one takeaway for husband for his dinner the same day) €10
    €16,46 retuned from car insurance for staying under the kilometers I was estimated to drive last year.
    Last edited by Siebrie; 19-04-2019 at 10:13 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 24th Apr 19, 9:05 AM
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    45 loyalty points from wombled receipts
    1 cent roadkill, which is now in the piggybank designated for a day out
    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 27th Apr 19, 9:09 PM
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    3 loyalty points from wombled receipts
    25 deposit from an empty soda bottle I found
    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
    • Puddleglum
    • By Puddleglum 28th Apr 19, 10:17 AM
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    Hi Siebrie,

    Can I join you please? I'm starting to climb my way out of debt and need challenges to keep me on track. Started wombling last year but there were some really serious womblers amongst the students at the school I worked in at the time so kind of gave up on the idea. The students probably had the greater need at the time :-)
    "A thousand candles can be lit from a single candle without shortening the life of that candle."

    April 2019 - pick myself up, dust myself down and give myself a stern talking to.
    Grocery spend 5814/80
    • amber03
    • By amber03 28th Apr 19, 9:54 PM
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    amber03
    Been wondering where the wombling thread for this year had gone, now found u and will join please. Have subscribed and looking forward even tho starting a little late.
    Debtfree and and staying that way.
    1000 Emergency fund No.112 272.00
    • Siebrie
    • By Siebrie 29th Apr 19, 8:47 AM
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    Welcome, Puddleglum and Amber03!

    My womblings this year are not as good as last year, as I lost my job in November and my office was the best place to womble (head office with many lunch meetings / company breakfasts / Purchasing Department constantly testing amenities and snacks / etc.).
    Last edited by Siebrie; 30-04-2019 at 9:50 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
    • Siebrie
    • By Siebrie 30th Apr 19, 9:50 AM
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    4 handfuls of pecan nuts from the tester station at a supermarket €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 2nd May 19, 11:06 AM
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    Almost forgot: the better part of a loaf of sugar bread that was leftover from the church's Easter breakfast. €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 6th May 19, 9:11 PM
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    4,29 organic deodorant free after rebate
    3,69 n1vea hairmilk free after rebate
    12 leftover food from friend's party (5 provencal chicken breasts, 2 turkey skewers, large box of cucumber salad, same of potato dish, box if olives, box of cheese cubes, 3 pieces of cake).
    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 May 19, 11:01 AM
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    139 loyalty points when purchasing €1,39 granola raspberry bars, making them free.
    0,50 discount with voucher on organic strawberry lemonade (that you have to dilute), which is something we buy anyway. Usually, the vouchers are for products we don't buy, and even if we would, the products are still more expensive than from the discounter.
    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 13th May 19, 9:18 AM
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    Siebrie
    28 loyalty points from a wombled receipt
    Husband was given 3 bottles of beer €3 and brought them home for me
    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 20th May 19, 1:20 PM
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    Siebrie
    2 handfuls of alphabet shortbread (tiny lettershaped shortbread pieces) on 2 separate supermarket visits. They were set out as tasters, and I will put them in dd2's snackbox. €0,10
    56 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
    • Siebrie
    • By Siebrie 21st May 19, 2:03 PM
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    Every year our village has the possibility to join the 'X in bloom' / 'flowering village' programme, and every year, I do. All I need to do is keep an eye out for the local brochure in March, submit my details, and then, in May, I can pick up my 8 free plants. This year, they added a 'bee-friendly village' package: 2 flowering plants (campanula and lavender) and flower seeds for 40m2. €15.
    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 25th May 19, 9:59 AM
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    A head of lettuce from a fellow church member, who has a veg garden halfway between dds' primary school and my home €0,80.
    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 29th May 19, 12:57 PM
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    2 trial size chocolate spreads €0,10
    1 handful of alphabet shortbread €0,05
    Deposit money from 3 bottles of beer, that were a gift €0,30
    1 frozen pizza (buy 4, pay 3. I intended to buy just 2, but with this offer I bought 4) €2,23
    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 Jun 19, 2:04 PM
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    Siebrie
    500ml showergel, free after rebate €5,49
    Two nights facepainting course, courtesy of Family Union we belong to €20 (I think it is a 'we need facepainters' rally )
    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 Jun 19, 12:24 PM
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    Siebrie
    It cracks me up to have posted only 39 posts, yet have 4.5k views! Join me, people! Post!

    €55 refund from health insurance company for the youth movement (similar to scouts) camp dd1 went on last year. It was for 11 days and only cost €107, so that turns out really cheap, and really good for dd1! The health insurance has a 'everybody fit' incentive programme, where you can send the form from the camp, signed by the camp organisers, and they will refund €5/day.
    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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