Saturday, 7 January 2012

The best things in life are free



I have spoken of my unashamed love for free gifts before; I am always drawn towards anything that seems like a good offer, regardless of how many tokens, multi-buys and forms I have to go through to get it.



When I spotted this magazine yesterday, I knew instantly it had to be mine, for the free gift attached more than outweighed the 99p asking price. I have in fact no intention of buying any further issues regularly priced at £3.99. I will go on to use these supplies in my craft kit and the magazine itself will be lovingly read and recycled.



Over the years I have always been fascinated by and gone a little crazy for freebies, you know I was the kid at school who collected all the Tazos, pen toppers and various other bits of glorified tat. I ate my way through dozens of bowls of cereal in hope that we would soon get through another box and I would then in turn retrieve another Puppy in My Pocket.

As an adult (you would think anyway) competition for obtaining free gifts is tough, we are all as wise as each other and so are the companies. There will most likely be some sort of annoying snag or inconvenience attached, so it’s always best checking all the terms and conditions out first.

That said me, the Mr and Jasper between us scored a handful of freebies in 2011. Here are my favourites:



Meerkat freebie with insurance through Compare the Market



Felix treat jar freebie with World of Felix tokens



Polar Bear freebie with Birds Eye fish fingers tokens



Yorkshire Tea caddy freebie with purchase of Yorkshire Tea



Lindt key rings freebie with purchase of Lindt bears

Like anything, if you go looking for a freebie, you might just find one if you’re lucky enough! ;)
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19 comments

  1. I love freebies too (who doesn't!)..those lindt keyrings are adorable xo

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  2. Oh I'm such a freebie geek too! Some great freebies! xx

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  3. aah, so that's what the polar bear looks like - I've not sent off yet. My fave freebies are nail varnishes on magazines - can't resist those!

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  4. Haha I got the Clarence bear, even though as a veggie I had to buy boxes and then give the fish fingers away!

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  5. Think I'm going to have to check out that magazine... xx

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  6. What a heap of freebies! Love that architectural fabric, I think I'd have been tempted with that magazine to get my hands on that beauty. Very envious of the Felix jar, he looks just like Stephen Squirrel and equally as naughty! x

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  7. I love freebies - one of the good things in America is that twice a week we get a huge bundle of coupons through the mail with huge money off vouchers which are so so good!

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  8. So jealous of your meerkat.
    Following.

    NRC♥

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  9. I love freebies too - i have the tokens from the fishfingers on my fridge just waiting to be sent off. I am also jealous of the meerkat :o) Scarlett x

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  10. Arghh, now I've envious of your Yorkshire Tea caddy :-) It is fabulous!

    Nothing like a little bit of value added goodness in the form of free stuff - I collected the entire set of Star Wars Tazos complete in it's special presentation folder (it's amazing I had friends and a life as a child!). Remember those cards that came from PG Tips?! Used to love those.

    Jem xXx

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  11. I am a total freebie lover too! I apply for so many samples online. The lindt bear is just so sweet and I love the tea caddy so much xx
    Ella @ Belle Vintage

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  12. I wish I had that polar bear for my mam, she would laugh so much if I put that in the freezer for her xx

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  13. I love freebies too!!! why i didnt see the yorkshire tea caddy in sainsburys? hahaha i gotta check if they're still having those freebies! the meerkat is just too cute! umm i need to change my cat's food to felix from now on hehehe...the polar bear is soo cuddly too! i gotta check the quilting magazine when i go to newsagent! love all those freebies, Alice!

    xx susan

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  14. Freebies rock! I love the tea caddy, its so cool! x

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  15. Awww love the meerkat! I am totally with you on the freebies - I remember saving up all the tokens on breakfast cereals for toys when I was a kid - must get back on that!

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  16. I will DEFINITELY be going to get myself one of those magazines today!! Also, I work as one of those people in ASDA who gave out those Lindt teddy bear key rings! Unfortunately I had to watch enviously as my co-worker got to give out the Lindt stuff while I got put on mince pies.... grrrr! x

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  17. Puppies in my pocket, what a blast from the past, I used to collect those too! I love remembering old childhood crazes. Me and my brother also had a small collection of pro yo, yo-yos too :) I love the meerkat adverts the toy's are the sweetest things ever! xx

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  18. Aw, in love with the lindt bears!! x

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