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Thursday, 3 September 2015

Thrifty Three Favs

It's that time of the month where I write down my favourite "Thrifty Three Favs". August was a fantastic month for me. It saw me get a few bargains but it also saw me win a few fabulous thing's which as a family we adore. I also got a few complementary thing's which were a nice gesture. Without further a do, this is my 3 favs of last month!

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Favorite bargain: Last month saw me get some fantastic bargains but the best bargains  I felt I got were from Hawkins Bazaar. For a while now I have been looking to redo Maxwell's room. I wanted to change it from Disney Car's to a rainbow, retro room. After looking around on Google, I found some fantastic pieces on Hawkins Bazaar which I knew would look fantastic in Maxwell's room and they were priced in the sale cheaply. I managed to purchase Maxwell some cool Clown trinkets which were priced at just 99p and I found an amazing retro bird pecker which was priced at just £1.50. I love all thing's wooden and bright and these look fantastic on Maxwell's bedroom table.


Favorite freebie: Freebies were lacking a little last month but I did have a lovely win that Maxwell simply adored. Last month over on Instagram I won a lovely cushion - a London bus one. Maxwell is obsessed with London buses so it was a lovely gift to receive. Along with my win, Maxwell was also sent a London tray which was also a really kind gesture. I love it when company's go that little extra mile and can be ever so thoughtful.


Favorite gift: Last month, I complained to a few people about rubbish service. If the service is not great, I find honesty is the best key. If you do not voice your concerns about bad service then nothing will be done and other customers will end up having equally poor service. Last month, Ben and I went on a date night and treated ourselves to a meal. The meal was okay however our started was lacking any preparation and what we ordered did not look what we ordered on the menu. The floor of the restaurant was also dirty and I had a chip in my glass which was not great. I took to social media and let the brand know about the problem, a few weeks after I received a £30 gift card in the post to go back and have a meal. It was a nice gift and it was great to see that the company were trying to make amends.
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  1. That cushion looks fab :) I like the sound of the rainbow retro theme.. I am wanting to transform my girls bedroom soon but not sure what theme yet x

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  2. Love the clown trinkets. I love wooden toys too! x

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    1. The clowns brighten up Maxwell's bedroom.

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  3. Well done you! I love that cushion.....So cute.
    Good on you for complaining and the company for trying to make amends x

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  4. I too love the cushion! What a great freebie! Good luck with changing up Maxwells room, the rainbow retro theme sounds great! x

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    1. I'm well on the way in purchasing everything for Maxwell's new themed room.

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  5. Oh my gosh that cushion is amazing - watch out Maxxy I might come and pilfer it hehe ;)

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  6. I love your little wooden toys, bright colours are so cheery. Good luck with the little ones room xx

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  7. Oh wow, that London bus cushion seems wonderful! Also, it sucks that you got this poor service on your date night but I'm glad for you that you spoke up.

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    1. The cushion is lovely ... and we are hoping the service for our next 'date night' is better than the last!!

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  8. I'm in aw of the cushion - its such a great freebie! x

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  9. A Hawkins Bazaar has just opened in our shopping centre ready for Christmas, looks like they have lots of lovely things, love the clowns and what a great price.

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  10. Awww I love those toys - and that cushion is great! I wish I was better at complaining about things, last two meals I have had out have had something wrong with them!

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  11. I love that cushion and so would my nephew x

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    1. Maxwell loves the cushion and has used the tray when we have had an indoor picnic.

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  12. I love the London bus cushion, I'd love that in my room. I never complain about bad service but I know I need to start.

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  13. I hate when you go to restaurant and the service is lacking! There is nothing worse! God that they give you voucher!

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    1. We are hoping the meal will be better second time round.

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  14. That cushion is so fun! I've recently won two giveaways! I'm definitely going to enter more.

    Daniella | Freshly Pressed Beauty

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  15. I used to love those wooden bird things! We had a whole load of them and I would find them hilarious as a child! Sounds like it's going to be a great room! x

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    1. I had a bird pecker when I was a child Codie.

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  16. I adore that cushion! I need to get one for my little man I think! x

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    1. We love the cushion and it will look amazing in Maxwell's newly themed bedroom.

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  17. That cushion is amazing - I love bargains and thrifty pieces - makes them that much more special

    Laura x

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  18. Thanks for sharing your thrifty three faves, I to agree that giving feedback to companies/products is the best way to change things - if noonecomplains how will they ever know you were unhappy/dissatisfied

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  19. I love the freebie London thrifty ! Lovely cute post

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  20. Oh i love this idea! Sometimes its so easy to overlook the thrifty things and focus on the more expensive, but it's the thrifty ones that count the most! I love the cushion! Great win :D

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