Monday, 4 February 2013

Challenge 5...

This weeks challenge is here!  

Challenge 5 - Buy yourself something frivolous.
I may as well start by admitting that *technically* I didn't actually buy myself a magazine subscription.  And I also didn't do it this year.  But it totally still counts, here's why - I spent some of my Tesco Clubcard vouchers on two magazine subscriptions shortly after Christmas but with all the faffing involved, the first one only just turned up.  (For all non-Brits, Tesco is a supermarket chain that uses a loyalty card scheme, which sends out vouchers a few times a year worth however many points you've built up with shopping, petrol etc. You can then use them for groceries or trade them for something better online.)  For the first one I got seven issues of Empire magazine, but for the second I decided to choose something totally random, so went for Britain magazine.
I'd never even heard of this before subscribing, but I suspected it would contain lots of lovely photos, and I wasn't disappointed.  It's doing it's job in fuelling my cottage-with-gorgeous-wild-gardens obsession and has a bunch of interesting articles.  At £3.95 for only 98 pages (with a lot of advertisements) it's probably not something I'd normally buy, but getting six 'free' issues is definitely a nice treat!  My mum gets Scottish Field at work and it's not unlike that, for anyone who fancies giving it a go.

(Last week Sarah wrote a letter to her future self - I'm a bit afraid of this one!)

:)

6 comments:

  1. I can't remember the last time I bought (or read) a magazine, I wouldn't even know what was on offer at the moment!

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  2. I can't remember the last time I bought (or read) a magazine, I wouldn't even know what was on offer at the moment!

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  3. Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving a comment. I've used Tesco vouchers for magazine subscriptions in the past, it's a great saving, isn't it? I've never heard of Britain Magazine, it looks to be one of those with lots of drool worthy pictures in it.

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  4. I wish I could do this challenge! Stupid spending ban. xx

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