Tuesday, 3 October 2017
I'm excited! I want to shout out loud.....
I have my first Christmas Presents!
Boots have begun to stock their shelves with Christmas stuff and I just happened to see some suitable gifts when I popped in with DD for something else. I got 2 lovely gifts for women and one for a man which had a potential total cost of £18.50 By using my points and Boots' 3 for 2 offer I got them for FREE and I still have over £1 worth of points left on my card...result!
On Sunday morning I put the kettle on to boil for my first cuppa of the day, opened a new box of teabags and idly counted them one by one into my airtight jar....37...38...box empty! WHAT?? A box of 40 teabags contains only 38? I tipped them out and tried again. Still only 38. They are the cheapest Sainsbugs Fairly Traded teabags but I still felt cheated so I sent off a very polite email to Sainsbugs to query this. By Monday I had received a very nice email to say they will be looking into this issue and that they will credit me with 400 Nectar points (worth £2) by way of compensation. I just checked and they are already in my account. Thank you! In all my 46 years of wedded bliss I have never before thought to count the teabags in a pack. Have I been missing out all these years? Do some packs contain more? Is it a hit and miss issue? Has anyone else ever checked theirs? Or am I completely nuts? Answers on a postcard please ;)
Regarding Nectar points, I checked at the weekend and I have points worth £25.87 so far....
Add to this my free 400 points and I have £27.87 towards more gifts (jumps up and down in excitement! ) Today I received another email newsletter to say that from Friday to Sunday this week Nectar card holders will receive free prize draw points if they spend £10 or more and swipe their card. It's well worth doing because the top prize is 5000 points worth £25 and you will get at least 200. Go people! ;)
By the way, OH loved the sausage casserole. He said it tasted slightly sweet but absolutely delicious. It didn't need any extra liquid and served him 2 enormous portions. If I had been a bit quicker I could have stretched it to 3 and frozen one of them. Never mind I'll know for next time ....
Thanks everso for popping in. Stay safe x