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Just wanted to check in on you guys as was wondering how wombling is going?

All I ever seem to see is self service checkout staff SWOOP in after I have put through my items to take unwanted receipts.

It's almost as if they have been told they have to do that to prevent wombling!
 

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Just wanted to check in on you guys as was wondering how wombling is going?

All I ever seem to see is self service checkout staff SWOOP in after I have put through my items to take unwanted receipts.

It's almost as if they have been told they have to do that to prevent wombling!
I think it is to 'improve' the look of the s/s area...the reduction of wombling is just an added bonus.

I've not had much from wombling recently as its quite a big tesco I go to and I think others beat me to it! :D The other problem I've been having recently is they aren't filling the voucher printer with paper enough on the s/s tills. my last 4 or 5 trips have seen the printer making all the right sounds, but nothing coming out. Part of me thinks this might be a ploy on the supermarkets to reduce costs.

My previous trip has been to go to the s/s checkouts with a basket of stuff, pay for a single lvi (low value item), get the vouchers they print and use the vouchers (usually extra points for an £x spend) on the rest of the shop. This has been thwarted by not get any vouchers at all.
 

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There are always plenty of receipts on the self service tills in my local supermarket, I had to stop doing it though as the staff there know me and there is only so many times I could legitimately have receipts 'because my partner had not scanned his c/card'
 

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I wobble once a week during my weekly shop. I’ve been known to take the occasional receipts from the top of the bin. I use the apps Shoppix, receipt hog, green jinn and check out smart to get cash back
 

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I wobble once a week during my weekly shop. I’ve been known to take the occasional receipts from the top of the bin. I use the apps Shoppix, receipt hog, green jinn and check out smart to get cash back
Womble* oops
 

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I think we should all go wobbling. Sounds much more fun.
 
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This isn't something that I've thought of before but I'll be keeping my eyes open going forward - thanks for the tip!
 

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Yes I womble. Gutten when Asda stopped with the pricee guarantee. I once did a free £40 in Asda just using the wombled receipts and a £20 food bank shop. I pick up anything really(receipts/maccies stickers/things I find). I found a PS4 controller on the edge of a park once. Works fine I gave it to my brother RRP of about £40. I also wombled the maccies stickers this year and won Speakers and loads of free food. I also find money regularly. From pounds to notes. I have all the receipt apps and squeeze everything out of the receipts. I use the cashback apps too and sometimes I get cashback off wombled receipts. The best being about £5 off one receipt.
 
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I’ve Wombled all my life and have no shame in doing so. I pick anything up even if I have no use for it someone will be happy with it. For example, this week I had a glance in a skip on the way to work and pulled out a child’s pink backpack and some kind of action figure toy. They have since been washed and placed in my ongoing charity bag.

I always carry spare plastic bags and baby wipes with me and hand gel just in case I find something.

I haven’t collected till receipts before though but will from now on.
 
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