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    • Siebrie
    • By Siebrie 10th Jan 19, 9:02 AM
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    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 119,56 = 102.30
    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
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    • 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 119,56 = 102.30
    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 119,56 = 102.30
    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
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    • 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 119,56 = 102.30
    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
    • Siebrie
    • By Siebrie 22nd Jan 19, 1:59 PM
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    • 22nd Jan 19, 1:59 PM
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    • 22nd Jan 19, 1:59 PM
    1 National Trust bag for life, free with any purchase over gbp 25 (I had bought a discounted geniune leather handbag); €1.
    2019's wi-wa-wombles 119,56 = 102.30
    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
    • Siebrie
    • By Siebrie 24th Jan 19, 9:55 AM
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    • #8
    • 24th Jan 19, 9:55 AM
    • #8
    • 24th Jan 19, 9:55 AM
    2 apples on a secondary education information market.
    2019's wi-wa-wombles 119,56 = 102.30
    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
    • Siebrie
    • By Siebrie 24th Jan 19, 1:20 PM
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    • #9
    • 24th Jan 19, 1:20 PM
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    • 24th Jan 19, 1:20 PM
    3 sample toothpastes after being brave at the dentist's (annual check and tartar removal @ €90) €3.
    2019's wi-wa-wombles 119,56 = 102.30
    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
    • Siebrie
    • By Siebrie 25th Jan 19, 1:46 PM
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    20, 5, and 1 cent pieces roadkill. We will add them to our piggybank that holds our themepark money. Tickets are €38 each, so we have a while to go yet.

    26 loyalty points from wombled receipts.
    Last edited by Siebrie; 25-01-2019 at 4:18 PM.
    2019's wi-wa-wombles 119,56 = 102.30
    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
    • Siebrie
    • By Siebrie 27th Jan 19, 2:33 PM
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    1 bag for life saved up for with loyalty points during December (1 loyalty point for spending €15, if I recollect correctly; I had 2 points ) €0,85
    2019's wi-wa-wombles 119,56 = 102.30
    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
    • Siebrie
    • By Siebrie 29th Jan 19, 1:16 PM
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    13 loyalty points from wombled receipts.

    When I got back to my car after grocery shopping, I noticed a very long receipt next to the car. I tried to pick it up, but it tore, right through the barcode! Shame, because there were 158 unclaimed loyalty points on it!
    2019's wi-wa-wombles 119,56 = 102.30
    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
    • Siebrie
    • By Siebrie 31st Jan 19, 2:17 PM
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    2 trial tubes of e1mex junior toothpaste after dds' dentist visit €2,50.
    2019's wi-wa-wombles 119,56 = 102.30
    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
    • Siebrie
    • By Siebrie 2nd Feb 19, 11:23 AM
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    I almost forgot: a pair of bath slippers from the friend I went to York with, that she had bought new, but on unpacking realised were a size too small and gave to me €2
    2019's wi-wa-wombles 119,56 = 102.30
    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
    • Siebrie
    • By Siebrie 5th Feb 19, 11:52 AM
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    Siebrie
    1 trial tube of toothpaste from husband's annual visit to the dentist.
    2019's wi-wa-wombles 119,56 = 102.30
    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
    • Siebrie
    • By Siebrie 8th Feb 19, 9:09 AM
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    Over the last couple of weeks: 3 small trial cups with mixed nuts and raisins. I use these to fill dds' snackboxes. 3x€0,20.
    2019's wi-wa-wombles 119,56 = 102.30
    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
    • Siebrie
    • By Siebrie 21st Feb 19, 12:51 PM
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    Siebrie
    8 loyalty points on wombled receipts.

    When I walked into the supermarket, the first display offered bogof sliced ham, so I took two packs. €2,95
    Last edited by Siebrie; 22-02-2019 at 11:04 AM.
    2019's wi-wa-wombles 119,56 = 102.30
    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
    • Siebrie
    • By Siebrie 22nd Feb 19, 2:53 PM
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    S1gnal toothpaste free after rebate €3,99
    N1vea showergel ginger & basil (will be a st nicolas gift for husband on 5 December -he loves ginger) free after rebate €3,49
    N1vea shampoo free after rebate €4,99
    2019's wi-wa-wombles 119,56 = 102.30
    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
    • Siebrie
    • By Siebrie 12th Mar 19, 10:23 AM
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    Siebrie
    Picked up a bin liner flying about on the street, €2.

    Our council charges for garbage pick-up by only picking up special bin liners that you can buy only at the council or at two specific supermarkets; a roll of 20 costs €40. Glass, paper, plastic bottles, tetra packs, and tins are not charged when put at the curb separately at the designated dates. Garden and kitchen waste costs €40/year for the container, which is emptied fortnightly.
    2019's wi-wa-wombles 119,56 = 102.30
    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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