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    • Bobarella
    • By Bobarella 24th Dec 16, 3:49 PM
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    Bobarella
    Remember you're STILL a Womble - 2017 challenge
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    • 24th Dec 16, 3:49 PM
    Remember you're STILL a Womble - 2017 challenge 24th Dec 16 at 3:49 PM
    Dear All

    Finally have time to update what this challenge is about. Firstly what is wombling?

    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 Bobarella; 03-01-2017 at 3:22 PM.
    " Your vibe attracts your tribe"

    Debt neutral 27/03/17 from 40k 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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    • Bobarella
    • By Bobarella 18th Mar 17, 11:38 PM
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    Bobarella
    Thanks Bob, it is amazing just how much money can be saved when you are a determined wombler. Every single penny and pound soon adds up.
    Originally posted by sugarbaby125
    Completely agree. Love reading how everyone else makes those savings/freebies add up and taking inspiration to do better myself.
    " Your vibe attracts your tribe"

    Debt neutral 27/03/17 from 40k in the hole 2012.
    Roadkill 17 56.58 2016-62.28 2015- 84.20)
    RYSAW17 1900 2016 2,535.16 2015 1027.20
    • muppets
    • By muppets 19th Mar 17, 8:35 AM
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    muppets
    Been ages since I last updated.
    Found 19.50 in the public changing rooms in work
    OH wanted a bag a crisps from the vending machine, there was 1 bag half dropped, so I used one of the 1 found above, paid for 1 bag and got them both to drop. So will clam 50c for that bag
    Also found some unused shower gel in the public changing rooms in work. 2 claimed for that


    YTD #24 = 268.31
    PAYDBX 2017 - #01 Pd 10,446.83 / 11,000 - 94.97%
    SPC10 #93
    MFiT-T4 #9
    3-6 mth EF #69
    4,300 / 15,000 Wombles #24 = 540.20
    Mortgage - PD 86,136.83/ 271,495.07 31.72% MF Aug 2038 Sept 2035
    My long slow journey to mortgage freedom
    My diary - Making a move on debt
    • LuckyPenny
    • By LuckyPenny 19th Mar 17, 2:44 PM
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    LuckyPenny
    Spent 1.70 Costa points
    1% Challenge #28 1188.52/4000 29.7%
    Pay off all debts by Xmas 2017 #40 2,214/6500 Christmas 2018 Saving #16 101/365
    Competition wins 12,079
    Declutter 3 per day
    • sistercas
    • By sistercas 19th Mar 17, 9:38 PM
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    sistercas
    10.40 for surveys , it's taken months to get to 10 , managed it at last
    • Bobarella
    • By Bobarella 20th Mar 17, 3:26 PM
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    Bobarella
    Been ages since I last updated.
    Found 19.50 in the public changing rooms in work
    OH wanted a bag a crisps from the vending machine, there was 1 bag half dropped, so I used one of the 1 found above, paid for 1 bag and got them both to drop. So will clam 50c for that bag
    Also found some unused shower gel in the public changing rooms in work. 2 claimed for that


    YTD #24 = 268.31
    Originally posted by muppets
    Nice to hear from you
    " Your vibe attracts your tribe"

    Debt neutral 27/03/17 from 40k in the hole 2012.
    Roadkill 17 56.58 2016-62.28 2015- 84.20)
    RYSAW17 1900 2016 2,535.16 2015 1027.20
    • Bobarella
    • By Bobarella 20th Mar 17, 3:28 PM
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    Bobarella
    10.40 for surveys , it's taken months to get to 10 , managed it at last
    Originally posted by sistercas
    Well done! It's always nice to get to the end on survey payouts, takes so long!
    " Your vibe attracts your tribe"

    Debt neutral 27/03/17 from 40k in the hole 2012.
    Roadkill 17 56.58 2016-62.28 2015- 84.20)
    RYSAW17 1900 2016 2,535.16 2015 1027.20
    • Bobarella
    • By Bobarella 20th Mar 17, 3:32 PM
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    Bobarella
    Hi All

    Not much going on here today due to DS being off with a small injury. Nothing serious, he just needs time to rest.

    But anyway. Quick update

    * 24 interest
    * Friend paid 6 entry to a kids play area and lunch out 5
    * 1.02 roadkill

    Bob
    " Your vibe attracts your tribe"

    Debt neutral 27/03/17 from 40k in the hole 2012.
    Roadkill 17 56.58 2016-62.28 2015- 84.20)
    RYSAW17 1900 2016 2,535.16 2015 1027.20
    • sistercas
    • By sistercas 20th Mar 17, 4:14 PM
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    sistercas
    4 in n@ndos nhs discount
    • f0xh0les
    • By f0xh0les 20th Mar 17, 9:41 PM
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    f0xh0les
    Cashout from cashback site (drumroll please) .....................
    1.41
    MFW START DATE May 16 118,340 : Oct17 - 109,495.00Dec17 108,800Jan 18 108,392.98 March 18 108,504.72April 108,099May 106,999
    NEXT GOAL is sub 105k before JulyMortgage-free wannabe 2018 #65
    • Bobarella
    • By Bobarella 20th Mar 17, 9:52 PM
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    Bobarella
    Cashout from cashback site (drumroll please) .....................
    1.41
    Originally posted by f0xh0les
    Don't spend it all at once
    " Your vibe attracts your tribe"

    Debt neutral 27/03/17 from 40k in the hole 2012.
    Roadkill 17 56.58 2016-62.28 2015- 84.20)
    RYSAW17 1900 2016 2,535.16 2015 1027.20
    • sugarbaby125
    • By sugarbaby125 20th Mar 17, 11:05 PM
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    sugarbaby125
    Poundland bargains:

    Book for myself saved myself 11.49

    4 X 2 bar Bounty saved me 50p

    4 X 500ml Carex handwash saved me 4

    4 X 500ml Radox shower gel saved me 6

    6 x Neutradol gel saved me 3


    2 hopper bus journeys to and from work worth 3

    Free Metro newspaper for which I claim 50p

    #13 current total = 2107.63
    • Siebrie
    • By Siebrie 21st Mar 17, 2:14 PM
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    Siebrie
    Grapefruit from Reception !!!8364;0,20
    Wombling to wealth 2018 508,05 = 443.74
    Still a womble 2017 #25 7116,68= 6309.50
    Wombling Free 2016 #2 3.483,31= 2,969.05
    • Bobarella
    • By Bobarella 21st Mar 17, 11:25 PM
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    Bobarella
    20p roadkill
    " Your vibe attracts your tribe"

    Debt neutral 27/03/17 from 40k in the hole 2012.
    Roadkill 17 56.58 2016-62.28 2015- 84.20)
    RYSAW17 1900 2016 2,535.16 2015 1027.20
    • determined new ms
    • By determined new ms 22nd Mar 17, 6:08 AM
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    determined new ms
    morning gosh haven't had any wombles for ages! got 30p off a ys loaf of bread. Appropriated some black sheeting from a defunct storage space on the allotment. It was enough to cover a 3 x 2 m bed. So will conservatively claim 10
    DF as at 30/12/16
    Wombling 2017 3016.55/Roadkill 8.73
    Wombling 2018 145.73/RK 0.04
    • sugarbaby125
    • By sugarbaby125 22nd Mar 17, 1:21 PM
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    sugarbaby125
    Free entry for Race for Life 2017 courtesy of a code from Tesco because I am a Delivery Saver customer saving me 14.99

    Free Metro newspaper for which I claim 50p

    2 hopper bus journeys to and from work worth 3

    Lift home from a friend from Karaoke saving me the 1.50 bus fare

    1p found on a classroom floor

    I got a small bar of Green & Black chocolate from a teacher yesterday for which I claim 33p

    #13 current total = 2127.33
    • crazy_cat_lady
    • By crazy_cat_lady 22nd Mar 17, 7:10 PM
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    crazy_cat_lady
    Finally!
    25p on my classroom floor today
    DFD 6 Nov 15 - paid 28,447
    • LuckyPenny
    • By LuckyPenny 22nd Mar 17, 7:53 PM
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    LuckyPenny
    Hello
    Cashed out 8.46 cashback
    Bought a pair of shorts with 30% off and skirt with 50% off saving 32.50

    LP x
    1% Challenge #28 1188.52/4000 29.7%
    Pay off all debts by Xmas 2017 #40 2,214/6500 Christmas 2018 Saving #16 101/365
    Competition wins 12,079
    Declutter 3 per day
    • determined new ms
    • By determined new ms 23rd Mar 17, 7:35 AM
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    determined new ms
    picked up a garden table and chairs yesterday from shpock. Got it for 20, haggled from 30 so I'll claim a tenner. It needs a repaint, but nearest similar style on fleabay is going for 70 I think with a bit of love it's going to look great
    DF as at 30/12/16
    Wombling 2017 3016.55/Roadkill 8.73
    Wombling 2018 145.73/RK 0.04
    • sugarbaby125
    • By sugarbaby125 23rd Mar 17, 10:26 PM
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    sugarbaby125
    A big Mac and medium fries with a voucher on the back of an Oyster receipt 1.99 saving me 1.99

    Offers and price reductions on my Tesco weekly grocery shop 22.56

    I bought Obsession for Men EDT from Superdrug online on special offer for 20 saving me 30 on the usual price

    I found 1.10 on classroom floors

    Free Metro newspaper for which I will claim 50p

    #13 current total = 2183.48
    • Siebrie
    • By Siebrie 24th Mar 17, 2:19 PM
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    Siebrie
    2 viennoiserie, half a pizza bagel !!!8364;0,00 (I dedided that food that I womble and eat, but is not actually good for me, won't count towards by womble total...)
    5 walnuts from Reception !!!8364;0,20.
    Wombling to wealth 2018 508,05 = 443.74
    Still a womble 2017 #25 7116,68= 6309.50
    Wombling Free 2016 #2 3.483,31= 2,969.05
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