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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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    • sugarbaby125
    • By sugarbaby125 8th Oct 17, 12:55 PM
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    sugarbaby125
    Morrisons Sweet and crunchy salad X 2 reduced to 87p each saved me 26p

    Morrisons Vine tomatoes saved 8p

    Morrisons Market Street White Seedless Grapes X 2 saved 44p

    2 hopper bus journeys worth 3 on Friday

    4p found on classroom floors and 1p Roadkill on Friday

    #13 current total = 10,940.97
    • determined new ms
    • By determined new ms 9th Oct 17, 7:21 AM
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    determined new ms
    8.10 on ys sticker items yesterday happened to be at the c00p at the time when they were marking down things
    DF as at 30/12/16
    Wombling 2017 3016.55/Roadkill 8.73
    Wombling 2018 145.73/RK 0.04
    • Siebrie
    • By Siebrie 9th Oct 17, 9:50 AM
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    Siebrie
    I was sent some vouchers that I've put to good use:


    Always Discreet pants 13,29
    Always Discreet inlays 3,89
    (I'll donate those two as I don't need them )
    Oral B toothpaste 4,99
    Always Radiant sanitary towels 3,99
    1,5l Coca cola Zero 1,19
    6x33cl pepsi ginger 3,30


    loyalty points from wombled receipts: 97


    total: !!!8364;31,62
    Wombling to wealth 2018 549.29 = 483.30
    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 9th Oct 17, 9:34 PM
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    miss empty piggy
    I really hope the lack of people on here is just because life has got busy and not because people have given up on wombling because Bob isn't around. I don't mean this in a morbid way but the best way to honour Bob's commitment to this is by keeping it going whilst she is having a rough time.

    Good luck to all, may your wombles continue to grow!
    Originally posted by Florence J
    I'm sure everyone's just busy - Good luck to you all too.

    For me the wombles this week have been 4 pears from someone's garden, 2 cakes, 1 can of energy drink, 4 sandwich quarters from company in work doing market research - total estimated at 5.

    Hope everyone's having a great week. I don't know about you guys but the darker nights have me feeling well tired and the clocks haven't even gone back yet!!
    RYASAW 2017 Total to date:4571.43
    DFW Nerd No: 600
    • sugarbaby125
    • By sugarbaby125 11th Oct 17, 12:22 PM
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    sugarbaby125
    2 X Packets of 9 bars of Wispa from Poundland reduced from 2 to 50p per pack saving me 3

    2 X Hopper bus journeys on Monday and Tuesday worth 6

    4 X Dove Derma Spa Goodness 4 piece Gift Sets from eBay 40 which saved me 40

    Littlewoods Clearance Bargains via eBay:


    V by Very Men's Diagonal Stripe Jumper 7.99 saved me 22.01

    Goodsouls Men's Cre Neck Jumper 3.99 save me 21.01

    Jack & Jones Premium Wayne Trousers 12.99 saved me 57.01

    V By Very Long sleeved White Poplin Men's Shirt 2.99 saved me 22.01

    V By Very Pack of 2 Multi Stripe T-Shirt 3.99 saved me 19.01

    V by Very Small Scale Men's Check Shirt 3.99 saved me 27.01

    I saved a further 10 on the order as I had spent over 30

    I also saved 19.75 on post and packaging costs on this order


    2 X Dove Feel Good Gift Sets with 4 Skincare items and a Wash bag via eBay for 21.40 including P & P costs after a 10% discount which saved me 2.38 and I saved a further 12.22 by not buying these gift sets from a high street retailer

    #13 current total = 11,202.38
    • Florence J
    • By Florence J 11th Oct 17, 8:44 PM
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    Florence J
    3.59 off a kindle book by using a voucher.
    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
    • SeekingFlight
    • By SeekingFlight 12th Oct 17, 9:50 AM
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    SeekingFlight
    Found a Pair of shorts free to good home in the gym (they had a take me label on them) with the tag still in so new shorts 5 say.
    [B]September make 5 a day 93.07/150 October make 5 a day 269.18/155, November make 5 a day 0/150
    SPC 10 Member 581 - 102.90, SPC 11 Member - 0

    "Remember not to do too many things at once" said me to herself.
    • LuckyPenny
    • By LuckyPenny 13th Oct 17, 8:13 PM
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    LuckyPenny
    Clocked up some brilliant wombles today. Biggest one was getting accepted for a loan from Sainsburys for a new car and then taking it into Nationwide to claim their price promise - 290.40 saved on interest payment.


    I bought a bag for my sisters birthday a little over 60% off 22.99 reduced to 9.


    Cashed in Costa points for a coffee 2.80


    Bought discounted vouchers online saved 15.00


    Coffee on offer 6 saved - I stock up whenever they have my favourite brand


    Total womble for today 328.19 !
    1% Challenge [COLOR=red] #28 1,491.32/4000 37.2%[/COLLAR]
    Pay off all debts by Xmas 2017 #40 2,214/6500 Christmas 2018 Saving #16 107/365
    Competition wins 12,079
    Declutter 3 per day
    • sugarbaby125
    • By sugarbaby125 14th Oct 17, 1:28 PM
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    sugarbaby125
    Lift home from Karaoke from my friend saved me the 1.50 bus fare

    2 X 10ml Samples of Aveeno Body Lotion Free worth 50p

    2 hopper bus journeys on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday worth 9

    1p roadkill and 36p found on classroom floors

    Bic Kids 100 piece colouring and sticker set from Tesco Direct reduced to 8 which saved me 14

    Tesco Weekly Online Grocery shopping special offers and price reductions saved me 27.38

    Superdrug order saved 2.60 and got free delivery worth 3

    I bought 6 X Sanctuary 200ml Body Scrub via eBay for 8.95 which saved me 17.05 on the 3 for 2 price in Boots

    #13 current total = 11,277.78
    • sugarbaby125
    • By sugarbaby125 14th Oct 17, 1:30 PM
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    sugarbaby125
    Clocked up some brilliant wombles today. Biggest one was getting accepted for a loan from Sainsburys for a new car and then taking it into Nationwide to claim their price promise - 290.40 saved on interest payment.


    I bought a bag for my sisters birthday a little over 60% off 22.99 reduced to 9.


    Cashed in Costa points for a coffee 2.80


    Bought discounted vouchers online saved 15.00


    Coffee on offer 6 saved - I stock up whenever they have my favourite brand


    Total womble for today 328.19 !
    Originally posted by LuckyPenny
    Lucky Penny you had a really great Wombling day
    • LuckyPenny
    • By LuckyPenny 14th Oct 17, 6:40 PM
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    LuckyPenny
    Thanks Sugarbabe. Saved 12.52 on a Dominos pizza order tonight with a 30% off 15 spend code DOMIBETA. My daughter did well at school so her friend came around and we've ordered it as a treat. I did it through topcashback too so I should get 6% cashback too, should be another 2 - will add to signature when confirmed.
    Last edited by LuckyPenny; 14-10-2017 at 6:46 PM.
    1% Challenge [COLOR=red] #28 1,491.32/4000 37.2%[/COLLAR]
    Pay off all debts by Xmas 2017 #40 2,214/6500 Christmas 2018 Saving #16 107/365
    Competition wins 12,079
    Declutter 3 per day
    • LuckyPenny
    • By LuckyPenny 15th Oct 17, 8:23 PM
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    LuckyPenny
    Gosh. Me again. I sold my daughters high sleeper bed today on eBay and went to buy her a single bed at Bensons. I was cheeky and asked for a discount and the manager gave me 50 off the bed I wanted. Kerrrching.


    LP x
    1% Challenge [COLOR=red] #28 1,491.32/4000 37.2%[/COLLAR]
    Pay off all debts by Xmas 2017 #40 2,214/6500 Christmas 2018 Saving #16 107/365
    Competition wins 12,079
    Declutter 3 per day
    • Siebrie
    • By Siebrie 17th Oct 17, 9:52 AM
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    Siebrie
    one half baguette with goat's cheese, leftover from business lunch, for today's lunch !!!8364;0,50 (it's not enough to fill me up)
    1 banana and 1 kiwi from Reception !!!8364;0,40
    Wombling to wealth 2018 549.29 = 483.30
    Still a womble 2017 #25 7116,68= 6309.50
    Wombling Free 2016 #2 3.483,31= 2,969.05
    • sugarbaby125
    • By sugarbaby125 18th Oct 17, 11:15 AM
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    sugarbaby125
    Lift home from Bar 127 from my friend which saved me the 1.50 bus fare

    3 hopper bus journeys ( Monday) 4.50 and 2 hopper bus journeys (Tuesday) 3

    3 X Eye Q Fish Oils from Boots on their 3 for 2 offer which saved me 11.99

    I bought myself a hardback book from Poundland which saved me 11.99

    My Body Shop order 5 X 750ml Satsuma Shower Gel, I saved 40 as they were on sale and I also used a 30% off code. I also got free delivery worth 2.49

    Lift home from Karaoke with my friend, saved me the 1.50 bus fare

    #13 current total = 11,353.20
    • Siebrie
    • By Siebrie 19th Oct 17, 11:52 AM
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    Siebrie
    Part of a pizza for lunch for a company event !!!8364;1
    Wombling to wealth 2018 549.29 = 483.30
    Still a womble 2017 #25 7116,68= 6309.50
    Wombling Free 2016 #2 3.483,31= 2,969.05
    • determined new ms
    • By determined new ms 19th Oct 17, 7:11 PM
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    determined new ms
    15 on ys items yesterday and was given 10 as a good will gesture from Mr T as their central number said they had something in stock so I schelpt over there (14 miles) only to discover they didn't after all
    DF as at 30/12/16
    Wombling 2017 3016.55/Roadkill 8.73
    Wombling 2018 145.73/RK 0.04
    • LuckyPenny
    • By LuckyPenny 19th Oct 17, 9:04 PM
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    LuckyPenny
    429.84 refund as I've now transferred to company health insurance as I was paying for my own at the same time, so asked them to refund when I had the two policies running at once. LP x
    1% Challenge [COLOR=red] #28 1,491.32/4000 37.2%[/COLLAR]
    Pay off all debts by Xmas 2017 #40 2,214/6500 Christmas 2018 Saving #16 107/365
    Competition wins 12,079
    Declutter 3 per day
    • sugarbaby125
    • By sugarbaby125 20th Oct 17, 9:01 AM
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    sugarbaby125
    Weekly Online Grocery Shopping special offers and price reductions saved me 23.80

    I saved 1.80 when I was ordering a cartridge for my printer using a 15% code

    20
    from a friend and a bottle of water bought fro me 60p

    3 hopper bus journeys 4.50

    5 Luxury Egyptian Cotton 700gsm Bath Sheets via eBay 40 including P & P which saved me 60

    #13 current total = 11,463.90
    • Siebrie
    • By Siebrie 23rd Oct 17, 1:12 PM
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    Siebrie
    bunch of grapes and some chocolates from Reception !!!8364;0,50
    loyalty points from wombled receipts 6
    Wombling to wealth 2018 549.29 = 483.30
    Still a womble 2017 #25 7116,68= 6309.50
    Wombling Free 2016 #2 3.483,31= 2,969.05
    • sugarbaby125
    • By sugarbaby125 23rd Oct 17, 7:38 PM
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    sugarbaby125
    Poundland Bargains:

    4 X Ibuprofen Gel saved me 2.32 compared to buying the same product in Morrisons

    4 X Cadbury's Brunch Cereal Bars saved me 3.96

    250g Mini Toblerone saved me 1.50



    3 hopper bus journeys on Saturday worth 4.50

    I was bought a pkt of peanuts in the bar 1

    A friend gave me 13.50

    Lift home from a friend from Karaoke last night saved me the 1.50 bus fare

    I bought 2 X Dove 4 Piece Gift Sets from eBay for 12.60 which saved me 23.40

    #13 current total = 11,515.58
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