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    • Siebrie
    • By Siebrie 6th Jan 18, 9:37 PM
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    Wombling our way to wealth in 2018
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    • 6th Jan 18, 9:37 PM
    Wombling our way to wealth in 2018 6th Jan 18 at 9:37 PM
    We had a lot of fun on the Wombling in 2017 thread that was started by Bobarella, and I would like to keep track of my wombles again this year.

    The rules are pretty flexible; for me, wombles are any products or services I get free, for others it also includes the discounts received. Found money is always a womble
    Last edited by Siebrie; 06-03-2018 at 10:00 AM.
    Wombling to wealth 2018 € 780,31 = £ 681.37
    Still a womble 2017 #25 € 7116,68= £ 6309.50
    Wombling Free 2016 #2 € 3.483,31= £ 2,969.05
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    • Siebrie
    • By Siebrie 16th Jul 18, 11:53 AM
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    Siebrie
    1 banana from Reception: 0,20
    1 single-serve butter from a business lunch: 0,15
    1 sushi lunch as appreciation for completing a project: 1 euro
    Wombling to wealth 2018 € 780,31 = £ 681.37
    Still a womble 2017 #25 € 7116,68= £ 6309.50
    Wombling Free 2016 #2 € 3.483,31= £ 2,969.05
    • FaceHeelTurn
    • By FaceHeelTurn 18th Jul 18, 3:43 PM
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    FaceHeelTurn
    Hi All,

    I'm new to the boards and would love to join the Wombling thread! My office is usually the best place to wangle some free bits and pieces, with free lunches/breakfasts every so often. Will try to keep a more concise record from now on, but in the last few weeks alone, I've managed a free bottle of Processo and 4 x 1 litre cartons of pure orange juice from a leftover work event!

    Looking forward to seeing what else I can womble
    Debts: CC1 £3269.46 £3138.46 | CC2 £1637.40 | Partner £833.64
    • Siebrie
    • By Siebrie 19th Jul 18, 2:12 PM
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    Siebrie
    Welcome to the challenge, FaceHeelTurn!


    The office is by far the best place to womble for me. Only today I found a new bouquet of flowers at Reception that they were about to throw out, as the new colleague (it's a welcome gift for new colleagues) did not want to take it home or to his desk.... it's now on my Department's shared desks.


    99 loyalty points on wombled receipts
    N1vea conditioner free-after-rebate 3,49-0,72 (stamp) = 2,77
    Last edited by Siebrie; 19-07-2018 at 2:15 PM.
    Wombling to wealth 2018 € 780,31 = £ 681.37
    Still a womble 2017 #25 € 7116,68= £ 6309.50
    Wombling Free 2016 #2 € 3.483,31= £ 2,969.05
    • FaceHeelTurn
    • By FaceHeelTurn 19th Jul 18, 2:13 PM
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    FaceHeelTurn
    Invited out for lunch today, and as my colleagues are regulars at the place we went to, they gave us our drinks for free! So £2.50 saved there!
    Debts: CC1 £3269.46 £3138.46 | CC2 £1637.40 | Partner £833.64
    • FaceHeelTurn
    • By FaceHeelTurn 19th Jul 18, 2:47 PM
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    FaceHeelTurn
    Welcome to the challenge, FaceHeelTurn!


    The office is by far the best place to womble for me. Only today I found a new bouquet of flowers at Reception that they were about to throw out, as the new colleague (it's a welcome gift for new colleagues) did not want to take it home or to his desk.... it's now on my Department's shared desks.


    99 loyalty points on wombled receipts
    N1vea conditioner free-after-rebate 3,49-0,72 (stamp) = 2,77
    Originally posted by Siebrie
    Thanks for the welcome! Your overall wombling totals from the last couple of years are seriously impressive!
    Debts: CC1 £3269.46 £3138.46 | CC2 £1637.40 | Partner £833.64
    • Siebrie
    • By Siebrie 23rd Jul 18, 9:20 PM
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    Siebrie
    Don't let the totals fool you; a large part of those wombles is generous parents . (For instance, they sold us their old car for half the market value, and I counted the other half as a womble.)
    Wombling to wealth 2018 € 780,31 = £ 681.37
    Still a womble 2017 #25 € 7116,68= £ 6309.50
    Wombling Free 2016 #2 € 3.483,31= £ 2,969.05
    • Siebrie
    • By Siebrie 27th Jul 18, 12:38 PM
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    Siebrie
    2 single serve butters 0,30
    company bbq lunch 1
    Wombling to wealth 2018 € 780,31 = £ 681.37
    Still a womble 2017 #25 € 7116,68= £ 6309.50
    Wombling Free 2016 #2 € 3.483,31= £ 2,969.05
    • Siebrie
    • By Siebrie 31st Jul 18, 10:10 AM
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    Siebrie
    1 nectarine and 1 banana from Reception 0,40
    1 single serve butter 0,15
    1 restaurant lunch, farewell to colleague 1
    1 sushi lunch in the office, farewell to summer student 1
    Wombling to wealth 2018 € 780,31 = £ 681.37
    Still a womble 2017 #25 € 7116,68= £ 6309.50
    Wombling Free 2016 #2 € 3.483,31= £ 2,969.05
    • Siebrie
    • By Siebrie 2nd Aug 18, 2:27 PM
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    Siebrie
    1 yellow kiwi from Reception 0,20
    2 small sandwiches from Reception 0,50
    155 loyalty points on wombled receipts
    Wombling to wealth 2018 € 780,31 = £ 681.37
    Still a womble 2017 #25 € 7116,68= £ 6309.50
    Wombling Free 2016 #2 € 3.483,31= £ 2,969.05
    • FaceHeelTurn
    • By FaceHeelTurn 7th Aug 18, 10:14 AM
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    FaceHeelTurn
    Don't let the totals fool you; a large part of those wombles is generous parents . (For instance, they sold us their old car for half the market value, and I counted the other half as a womble.)
    Originally posted by Siebrie
    That definitely still counts!

    Free gingerbread steamer for me today - £2.50
    Debts: CC1 £3269.46 £3138.46 | CC2 £1637.40 | Partner £833.64
    • FaceHeelTurn
    • By FaceHeelTurn 8th Aug 18, 10:42 AM
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    FaceHeelTurn
    2 x 250ml cartons Fruice Fusions - £1.00
    Debts: CC1 £3269.46 £3138.46 | CC2 £1637.40 | Partner £833.64
    • FaceHeelTurn
    • By FaceHeelTurn 9th Aug 18, 9:31 AM
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    FaceHeelTurn
    Packet of Tayto crisps from work - 30p
    Diet Coke (abandoned in vending machine) £1.40
    Free tea with Greggs Rewards App - £1.00
    Debts: CC1 £3269.46 £3138.46 | CC2 £1637.40 | Partner £833.64
    • FaceHeelTurn
    • By FaceHeelTurn 10th Aug 18, 3:20 PM
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    FaceHeelTurn
    Another 3 packets of Tayto crisps from work - 90p
    Free bun from the boss - 50p
    Debts: CC1 £3269.46 £3138.46 | CC2 £1637.40 | Partner £833.64
    • FaceHeelTurn
    • By FaceHeelTurn 17th Aug 18, 4:39 PM
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    FaceHeelTurn
    Another bun from the boss - 50p
    Found £1 coin on the ground - £1.00
    Found discarded Tesco receipt with 55 unclaimed Clubcard Points - 55p
    Debts: CC1 £3269.46 £3138.46 | CC2 £1637.40 | Partner £833.64
    • FaceHeelTurn
    • By FaceHeelTurn 22nd Aug 18, 1:26 PM
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    FaceHeelTurn
    1 packet of crisps - 30p
    Found change in vending machine tray - 40p
    Found discarded Tesco receipt with 7 unclaimed Clubcard Points - 7p
    Debts: CC1 £3269.46 £3138.46 | CC2 £1637.40 | Partner £833.64
    • Siebrie
    • By Siebrie 11th Sep 18, 10:24 AM
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    1 orange and 1 kiwi from Reception 0,40
    sushi lunch 1
    grocery shopping from parents 25
    trip to Schiermonnikoog (small island to the North of the Netherlands) 50
    Wombling to wealth 2018 € 780,31 = £ 681.37
    Still a womble 2017 #25 € 7116,68= £ 6309.50
    Wombling Free 2016 #2 € 3.483,31= £ 2,969.05
    • Siebrie
    • By Siebrie 17th Sep 18, 12:46 PM
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    Siebrie
    1 orange from Reception 0,20
    1 cent roadkill
    1 bag of organic crunchy muesli from a colleague 1,80
    10 single serve butters = 100g of butter = 1,50.
    Wombling to wealth 2018 € 780,31 = £ 681.37
    Still a womble 2017 #25 € 7116,68= £ 6309.50
    Wombling Free 2016 #2 € 3.483,31= £ 2,969.05
    • Siebrie
    • By Siebrie 18th Sep 18, 8:26 PM
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    Siebrie
    4 single serve butters 0,50
    sporty day and nice food in the Ardennes for the family, courtesy of dh's employer 80
    10 cherry tomatoes 1
    large pumpkin from the neighbour's son (neighbour is 90, his 60-year old son works the veg garden) 4
    Wombling to wealth 2018 € 780,31 = £ 681.37
    Still a womble 2017 #25 € 7116,68= £ 6309.50
    Wombling Free 2016 #2 € 3.483,31= £ 2,969.05
    • Siebrie
    • By Siebrie 21st Sep 18, 9:30 AM
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    Siebrie
    1 cent roadkill
    3 Belgian waffles, 3 days ood, from the work vending machine, given to me by the Receptionist 1,50
    Last edited by Siebrie; 21-09-2018 at 3:53 PM.
    Wombling to wealth 2018 € 780,31 = £ 681.37
    Still a womble 2017 #25 € 7116,68= £ 6309.50
    Wombling Free 2016 #2 € 3.483,31= £ 2,969.05
    • Siebrie
    • By Siebrie 23rd Sep 18, 3:23 PM
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    Siebrie
    Kitchen knife free with purchase €25,99
    Shampoo free after rebate €5,99
    Wombling to wealth 2018 € 780,31 = £ 681.37
    Still a womble 2017 #25 € 7116,68= £ 6309.50
    Wombling Free 2016 #2 € 3.483,31= £ 2,969.05
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