Tuesday, 26 November 2013

A £60 Amazon voucher giveaway...

As a blogger, I get offered the chance to collaborate with many different companies and websites. I usually decline as many of these do not fit in with my 'eco, frugal, simple' mantra. I'm joining in with this one however, because I know that £60 worth of Amazon vouchers could make a real difference to someone out there's Christmas.


A boy drumming with a crowd of children drumming behind him.
An activity funded by Sense,
the UK charity for deaf blind children and adults

As for my part of the deal (£60 of Amazon vouchers for me, too) I'm opting to donate them to Sense, a national UK charity that supports and campaigns for children and adults who are deaf blind. They offer specialist services, community resource centres, living options, one-to-one support, children's support, short breaks and fun groups as well as advice on issues relating to dual sensory impairment. My late Mother-in-law barely had two pennies to rub together for most of her life but still supported many charities including Sense, which was one of her favourites; it was an easy decision to allow them to benefit from a blog affiliation on my part.

What do you have to do to be in with a chance of winning the vouchers? You have to take a short shopping quiz - click here - (and it is really short - 60 seconds tops) to find out your personal shopping style. (You're all welcome to do the quiz but the giveaway itself is only open to UK readers). ">Barclaycard and Brunel University have collaborated to research the modern way in which we shop and how UK shoppers can now be defined into four new shopping tribes. The online quiz will identify whether you are a Bargain Hunter Gatherer, a Screen Saver, a Profit Prophet or a High Street Pounder!


The shopping quiz -
what kind of shopper are you!

I took the quiz and apparently I'm the latter - a High Street Pounder. That'll be because I answered that I do much of my shopping locally and am on first name terms with many of our local shopkeepers. Remember that our high street is not a big city high street full of big high street names. The kind of pounding the streets that I do is in and out of our local Co-op, a quick browse of the three local charity shops, and popping in for a chat with the owner of the local antique/bric-a-brac shop (as featured on Celebrity Antique Road Trip yesterday) or my friends in the book shop! 


My local high street in Corsham (image from MJ Church's website)

Once you have taken the quiz, please leave a comment on this blog post or on the blog's Facebook page and share your own shopping style. I will let the giveaway run until 7pm on Saturday 30 November when I will choose a winner at random. Please come back to find out if you have been lucky on Sunday. If you are the lucky winner, you will need to contact me by email so I can send you the voucher codes. To ensure that I can contact you it would help if you are a blog subscriber or follower.

30 comments:

  1. I appear to be a bargain hunter gatherer lol I would have to agree with that one. Also as a partially deaf person who will be completely deaf in a few years time I thank you on behalf of these children that sense helps.
    Claire xx xx xx
    www.frugallife101.blogspot.co.uk

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  2. I am a a Profit Prophet and it does really sound like me when I am in organised mode!
    Karen S
    twannywun at hotmail dot com

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  3. I'm a Screen Saver.....Sums me up pretty well!!
    A great cause for you to donate too....My daughter is deaf in one ear!

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  4. Seems I'm a High Street pounder! Well fancy that- you learn something everyday!

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  5. I am a profit prophet, apparently!

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  6. I am a Bargain Hunter Gatherer! Thank you for your saving tips and thank you for the competition :)

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  7. I know that I'm not eligible to play, but I was curious about the quiz. I am a high street pounder. It's a great way to honor your mother-in-law by championing one of her favorite charities with this post.

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  8. i'm a bargain hunter gatherer - so very true!

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  9. I'm a Bargain Hunter Gatherer and that is so very true of me too. I'm not sure how Brunel will manage to make anything from our answers to such a short quiz, though. I wouldn't have thought that there was enough info to use.

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  10. I'm a High Street Pounder but do all of my shopping on the internet so not sure how I got that!

    Hele

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  11. I'm a High Street Pounder too it seems which is true as I do try to use my local shops but it's getting harder and harder as they are closing down so quickly. Even those that have been there for generations. And thank you for the reminder about Sense

    Debbie

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  12. I'm a Profit Prophet which does sound pretty accurate - I like shopping with a list!

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  13. Another Bargain hunter gatherer here :-) Sounds about right!

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  14. a Bargain Hunter Gatherer - I can see that :)

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  15. I'm a High Street Pounder, so a big hello to Rob the newsagent and Lynsey at the Post Office!

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  16. I'm a bargain hunter gatherer as well! :)

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  17. They think I'm a High Street Pounder. Not sure I agree as I'm more of a high street avoider and do most of my shopping online.

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  18. I'm a bargain hunter gatherer too.

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  19. I’m a high street pounder but like you I shop in a very limited high street, in my case little more than a co-op, a butcher, a post office and a paper shop. The high street has to be very much supplemented by on line shopping.

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  20. im a profit prophet, sounds about right lol

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  21. I’m a high street pounder. I live in a small town so it is very easy to shop local.

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  22. I'm a high street pounder,the quiz was exciting.

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  23. Im a High Street Pounder! Which is kinda true but I do love online shopping too!

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  24. lynsey buchanan29 November 2013 17:42

    I'm a High Street Pounder,

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  25. High street pounder.. not sure about street pounding..just sometimes looking for the bargains :D
    Karina V

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  26. There are quite a few High Street Pounders and that's what I am.

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  27. I'm a Profit prophet! lol I need to be saving up for a mortgage too!

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