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    • Siebrie
    • By Siebrie 10th Jan 19, 9:02 AM
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    Siebrie
    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 90,96 = 80.99
    Wombling to wealth 2018 972,97 = 879.54
    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 10th Jan 19, 9:08 AM
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    • #2
    • 10th Jan 19, 9:08 AM
    • #2
    • 10th Jan 19, 9:08 AM
    My first wombles for this year:

    16 loyalty points from wombled receipts (1 point = 1 cent)
    80 loyalty points with purchase of certain sausage
    2019's wi-wa-wombles 90,96 = 80.99
    Wombling to wealth 2018 972,97 = 879.54
    Still a womble 2017 #25 7116,68 = 6309.50
    Wombling Free 2016 #2 3.483,31 = 2,969.05
    • Dolly Rocker
    • By Dolly Rocker 10th Jan 19, 9:09 AM
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    • #3
    • 10th Jan 19, 9:09 AM
    • #3
    • 10th Jan 19, 9:09 AM
    Oh can I be a wombler!

    I'm going to keep a track of money I save on buying stuff online, in sales, with surveys or finding receipts or roadkill cash!

    Thank you.

    Dxxx
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    • Siebrie
    • By Siebrie 11th Jan 19, 4:57 PM
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    • #4
    • 11th Jan 19, 4:57 PM
    • #4
    • 11th Jan 19, 4:57 PM
    Welcome! The more the merrier!
    2019's wi-wa-wombles 90,96 = 80.99
    Wombling to wealth 2018 972,97 = 879.54
    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 13th Jan 19, 11:40 PM
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    • #5
    • 13th Jan 19, 11:40 PM
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    • 13th Jan 19, 11:40 PM
    Can I please join? I used to womble all the time but have got out of the habit. I love the thrill of a good wobble x
    DFW Nerd No: 600
    • Siebrie
    • By Siebrie 15th Jan 19, 1:10 PM
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    • #6
    • 15th Jan 19, 1:10 PM
    • #6
    • 15th Jan 19, 1:10 PM
    Absolutely!

    Womble from the tip, where they have a sea container for reusable goods: 6 metal plant holders, the elongated balcony ones, with nice scroll work. They can replace the really old and rusty ones I currently have. 6 x € 15 = €90!
    2019's wi-wa-wombles 90,96 = 80.99
    Wombling to wealth 2018 972,97 = 879.54
    Still a womble 2017 #25 7116,68 = 6309.50
    Wombling Free 2016 #2 3.483,31 = 2,969.05
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