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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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    • Toni'sfriend
    • By Toni'sfriend 11th Jun 17, 9:36 AM
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    Toni'sfriend
    3.94 on YS chicken, fish and cheese.
    • DigForVictory
    • By DigForVictory 11th Jun 17, 10:10 AM
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    DigForVictory
    I'm not asking how anyone came by it (as it is the Royal Mint's job) but there's a really nice library 50p in the soapkill which is going straight into my album of fun coins.
    Not quite added to my cumulative total as not converted into ordinary lucre til I've found a wildeyed collector.
    • crazy_cat_lady
    • By crazy_cat_lady 11th Jun 17, 10:19 AM
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    crazy_cat_lady
    Huge congratulations Lucky Penny
    DFD 6 Nov 15 - paid 28,447
    • Toni'sfriend
    • By Toni'sfriend 11th Jun 17, 3:50 PM
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    Toni'sfriend
    Cancelled hotel we have booked for 2 days next week and re-booked it at a reduced price it was offering today. Saved 30.10.
    • Florence J
    • By Florence J 12th Jun 17, 11:06 AM
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    Florence J
    Dig For Victory - I have all of a sudden started having the special edition 50p's come my way and I have started putting them aside. I have always collected unusual looking coins but had mainly reserved it for foreign coins. I like looking at the designs. I don't do it in a serious, organised way, I just have a kilner jar full of my coins, it makes me happy. It possibly makes me a little nerdy as well but oh well.
    Sealed Pot Challenge 11 #553
    1000 Emergency Fund Challenge #253
    Wombling free 2017 = 2195.92
    Pay off all your debts by Xmas 2017 #53 (3168.45/3000)
    February 2018 Credit Card Debt: 3885
    • Toni'sfriend
    • By Toni'sfriend 12th Jun 17, 4:18 PM
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    Toni'sfriend
    3.21 on ys pork (for Saturday dinner) and crusty rolls for packed lunch tomorrow,
    • Florence J
    • By Florence J 12th Jun 17, 4:51 PM
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    Florence J
    Saved 44.75 on my Amazon order by using vouchers and getting free postage and packaging. Paid 13p for the order
    Sealed Pot Challenge 11 #553
    1000 Emergency Fund Challenge #253
    Wombling free 2017 = 2195.92
    Pay off all your debts by Xmas 2017 #53 (3168.45/3000)
    February 2018 Credit Card Debt: 3885
    • sugarbaby125
    • By sugarbaby125 12th Jun 17, 7:44 PM
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    sugarbaby125
    I used a coupon when I bought Elle magazine and saved myself 2.30

    I got Rodial eye liner and lip liner worth 36 when I bought Red magazine for 4.30 so I saved myself 31.70

    1 hopper bus journey worth 1.50

    Morrison's Special Offers:


    4 X 100g Milka chocolate bars for 2 saving me 1.84

    Small Hovis wholemeal sliced bread saved 10p

    McCoy's 5 packs of thick cut crisps saved 50p

    14 Walkers meaty packs of crisps 1.47

    #13 current total = 5835.55
    • determined new ms
    • By determined new ms 13th Jun 17, 4:36 PM
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    determined new ms
    Hi guys I'm back , again

    phew just had the busiest month I've had for a long time and feeling great about some down time!

    In the last few weeks my ds did some grocery shopping for me as he knew I was under the cosh! 25

    we bought a hot tub while it was on sale 50 *off*

    just saved 40p on a ys loaf of bread
    DF as at 30/12/16
    Wombling 2017 3016.55/Roadkill 8.73
    Wombling 2018 145.73/RK 0.04
    • miss empty piggy
    • By miss empty piggy 14th Jun 17, 6:43 AM
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    miss empty piggy
    CONGRATULATIONS LUCKY PENNY - That's awesome

    2p roadkill yesterday

    Hen night out at the weekend was awesome. The only money I spent was on burger and chips at the end of the night for 3.60 (it was lush aswell). I got a free can of vimto and my friend got fanta (as I was wearing my bride to be sash!!!) 1 saving there.

    I was massively sozzled so I'd say a nominal 40 for the night. I had an absolutely fantastic night as well - it was great to be with all my friends.

    Also, got an email from my ex-boyfriend as he didn't know I was getting married. Don't know if there is any monetary saving by not replying to emails but it still felt good lol xxxx

    have a great day everyone xx
    RYASAW 2017 Total to date:4571.43
    DFW Nerd No: 600
    • determined new ms
    • By determined new ms 14th Jun 17, 7:07 AM
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    determined new ms
    whoop whoop Lucky Penny! Good for you! Hope you use it to bring you joy x
    DF as at 30/12/16
    Wombling 2017 3016.55/Roadkill 8.73
    Wombling 2018 145.73/RK 0.04
    • sugarbaby125
    • By sugarbaby125 15th Jun 17, 12:40 AM
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    sugarbaby125
    Littlewoods Clearance eBay Bargains:

    Taylor and Reece Smart Formal Navy Jacket 6.99 saved 81.01

    Taylor and Reece Slim Fit Black Jacket 9.99 saved 90.01

    Ladybird Toddler Girls Gold Spot Jacquard Smart Coat 6.99 saved 30.01

    South Soft Touch Yellow Cropped Jumper 99p saved 24.01

    Freespirit Girls Monogolian Fur Coat 5.99 saved 43.01

    10 reduction on whole order as I spent over 30

    Postage discount on the order saved me 15.80



    Free Metro and Evening Standard Newspapers 1

    Free ticket to the Mayfair Curzon Cinema to see 'My Cousin Rachel' worth 17.50

    1 hopper bus journey yesterday worth 1.50

    #13 current total = 6149.40
    • miss empty piggy
    • By miss empty piggy 15th Jun 17, 6:33 AM
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    miss empty piggy
    Wow Sugarbaby that's some fantastic savings
    RYASAW 2017 Total to date:4571.43
    DFW Nerd No: 600
    • sugarbaby125
    • By sugarbaby125 15th Jun 17, 7:59 AM
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    sugarbaby125
    Wow Sugarbaby that's some fantastic savings
    Originally posted by miss empty piggy
    Thanks Miss Empty Piggy. I have never looked back since I discovered Littlewoods Clearance on eBay. Now my son has a new jacket to go with his evening trousers and wing collar shirt and a winter weight formal jacket as well at so little cost, but they are superb quality and finish. The other items are presents for members of my family.

    I am glad that you had such a great night out for your hen night
    Your ex now knows what a diamond of a woman he let go. Tough luck for him. You will soon be marrying the right man for you. I wish the both of you every happiness
    • Siebrie
    • By Siebrie 15th Jun 17, 2:22 PM
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    Siebrie
    3 loyalty points on a wombled receipt
    small bunch of grapes from Reception !!!8364;0,20
    tub of hummus free with a coupon !!!8364;1,79
    c0lgate aloe vera toothpaste almost-free-after-rebate !!!8364;3,29 - !!!8364;0,79 (stamp) = !!!8364;2,50
    Wombling to wealth 2018 503,29 = 435.79
    Still a womble 2017 #25 7116,68= 6309.50
    Wombling Free 2016 #2 3.483,31= 2,969.05
    • miss empty piggy
    • By miss empty piggy 16th Jun 17, 6:34 AM
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    miss empty piggy
    Thanks Miss Empty Piggy. I have never looked back since I discovered Littlewoods Clearance on eBay. Now my son has a new jacket to go with his evening trousers and wing collar shirt and a winter weight formal jacket as well at so little cost, but they are superb quality and finish. The other items are presents for members of my family.

    I am glad that you had such a great night out for your hen night
    Your ex now knows what a diamond of a woman he let go. Tough luck for him. You will soon be marrying the right man for you. I wish the both of you every happiness
    Originally posted by sugarbaby125
    Thank you sugarbaby125- what a lovely thing to say. I've definitely got the right man now.

    I'm going to check out Littlewoods Clearance now.
    RYASAW 2017 Total to date:4571.43
    DFW Nerd No: 600
    • miss empty piggy
    • By miss empty piggy 16th Jun 17, 6:38 AM
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    miss empty piggy
    4 pizza for 2 for when it just has to be Pizza 2 saving

    2 punnet of plums for 40p each instead of 79p saving 78p

    Happy days - have a great day everyone - IT IS FRIDAY XXX
    RYASAW 2017 Total to date:4571.43
    DFW Nerd No: 600
    • sugarbaby125
    • By sugarbaby125 16th Jun 17, 7:50 AM
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    sugarbaby125
    This week's online grocery shopping special offers and price reductions saved me 32.06

    Poundland Bargains:

    1 book saved 11.99

    10 X Dove Essential Nourishing Body Lotion 400ml 20 (the next best price was the current Tesco offer of 2 x 6) I saved myself 5

    eBay Bargains:

    BNWT M & S Autograph Red Sequin Girl's Dress 10.64 saved 17.36

    BNWT M & S Autograph Lace Effect Girl's Dress 6.98 saved 13.02

    BNWT M & S Autograph Yellow and White Girl's Dress 8.90 saved 9.10

    BNWT M & S Autograph Navy Velour Girl's Dress 6 saved 19

    #13 current total = 6256.91
    • LuckyPenny
    • By LuckyPenny 16th Jun 17, 8:29 AM
    • 750 Posts
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    LuckyPenny
    Hi all
    Thankyou for all your messages. The win has certainly taken the pressure off this month!
    Taking my DD and her friends to the cinema today for her birthday - bought tickets at reduced price saving 33.
    Bought Morrisons and Costa vouchers online with discount saving 18.50
    Total 51.50
    LPx
    1% Challenge #28 904.66/4000 22.6%
    Pay off all debts by Xmas 2017 #40 1817.93/6500 Christmas 2018 Saving #16 25/365
    Competition wins 12,049
    Declutter 3 per day
    • LuckyPenny
    • By LuckyPenny 16th Jun 17, 8:31 AM
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    LuckyPenny
    Cancelled hotel we have booked for 2 days next week and re-booked it at a reduced price it was offering today. Saved 30.10.
    Originally posted by Toni'sfriend
    Do you worry that you might not be able to rebook?
    1% Challenge #28 904.66/4000 22.6%
    Pay off all debts by Xmas 2017 #40 1817.93/6500 Christmas 2018 Saving #16 25/365
    Competition wins 12,049
    Declutter 3 per day
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