Back in June, I blogged about the M&S retro stuff and what fun it all was - but that I was not going to spend my money on it!
I loved these tea towels - but could not justify spending £7.50 on three of them.
Well, M&S sent me an invite to their Christmas Penny Bazaar, and so I went along.
They had about a dozen items priced at 1p each, and you were allowed to choose just five - which had to be all different, and then make a donation to the British Legion Poppy Appeal. The queue was quite long - and I got into conversation with the lady behind me [whose name was Carol] She said she had really wanted to get two of the children's jigsaws for her grandchildren - and I said I had hoped to get a pair of mugs. So we each got a puzzle and a mug, plus three other items, then met outside the bazaar area, near the food section, and swapped. I confess we were giggling like naughty schoolgirls!
I was utterly thrilled with my items- 2 mugs, a notebook, a tea towel and a little savings tin. And much happier donating to the Poppy Appeal than swelling the coffers of M&S! Is that bizarre of me?
I'm afraid that unlike the other people who then left the bazaar section and proceeded to fill their trolleys with other stuff [we'd been given further vouchers for 12.5% reductions on purchases over £35] I just clutched my little bag and left the store quite happy with what I had.
Sainsburys have just sent me a load of 'triple nectar points' vouchers. Seems like everybody wants my custom at the minute!