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    • LEJC
    • By LEJC 8th Mar 17, 8:49 AM
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    LEJC
    Thank you all for the suggestions of what to do with the books.....I have tried the local play groups and schools but they seem disinterested...

    I am not aware of any other outlets in my local area that would take them and I do not participate in the shoe box appeal.

    I guess they will sit in a corner of my study next to the computer for a while longer and get periodically used for shopping lists....

    although if anyone wants them it probably can be arranged.....
    frugal October...£45.59 of £40 food shopping spend for the 2 of us!
    Jan £41.60/£40
    Feb £54.58/£40...gave up this month 15/2
    Mar £37.02/£40...lots of help via a gift card and vouchers
    May
    2017 toiletries 97 out 86 in ...£13.96 spend
    • michelle.griffin
    • By michelle.griffin 8th Mar 17, 9:22 AM
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    michelle.griffin
    Thank you all for the suggestions of what to do with the books.....I have tried the local play groups and schools but they seem disinterested...

    I am not aware of any other outlets in my local area that would take them and I do not participate in the shoe box appeal.

    I guess they will sit in a corner of my study next to the computer for a while longer and get periodically used for shopping lists....

    although if anyone wants them it probably can be arranged.....
    Originally posted by LEJC
    i pass mine on to a work colleague for their child, failing that a neighbour has them for her grand-kids.
    • LEJC
    • By LEJC 8th Mar 17, 10:05 AM
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    LEJC
    i pass mine on to a work colleague for their child, failing that a neighbour has them for her grand-kids.
    Originally posted by michelle.griffin
    Again thanks....


    Great if you have someone you can do that with...although in the past I've probably accepted many "kind hearted "gestures from collegues who just want to rehome something and then wondered if actually we need the item at all!

    I fear my innocent comment yesterday may now be detracting from the real reason of the thread...ie queries and help on the mail panel.

    however you deal with the books you receive for being part of it is entirely at everyone's individual discretion....as I said mine languish by the side of the computer....no doubt the day after I recyle them into paper recycling as part of a declutter I will find a much more worthwhile way to make use of them....but until then......
    frugal October...£45.59 of £40 food shopping spend for the 2 of us!
    Jan £41.60/£40
    Feb £54.58/£40...gave up this month 15/2
    Mar £37.02/£40...lots of help via a gift card and vouchers
    May
    2017 toiletries 97 out 86 in ...£13.96 spend
    • Locky
    • By Locky 19th Apr 17, 3:54 PM
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    Locky
    I started doing this survey a couple of months ago now and one of the mail items in my list has been there for ages now. Do I assume this has been lost in the post and let them know?

    What are these two options for in the list? I don't understand when you would use them?
    > I did not yet receive the item.
    > I'm not sure if I received the item.
    • redagila
    • By redagila 19th Apr 17, 10:38 PM
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    redagila
    I shouldn't worry about the item that has been there a long time. If you click on it (as though received) it will say "item has not yet been posted" if that is the case.
    I have never seen the other options you mention. Where do these appear?
    • Joools
    • By Joools 25th Apr 17, 1:32 PM
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    Joools
    Just had an email to say that 'due to changing guidelines from their client, they are reducing the number of participants in certain areas and unfortunately for the moment I will have to leave the panel'.


    Such a shame as it's so easy to do but I guess all good things come to an end
    • saving-mad
    • By saving-mad 26th Apr 17, 10:03 AM
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    saving-mad
    Again thanks....


    Great if you have someone you can do that with...although in the past I've probably accepted many "kind hearted "gestures from collegues who just want to rehome something and then wondered if actually we need the item at all!

    I fear my innocent comment yesterday may now be detracting from the real reason of the thread...ie queries and help on the mail panel.

    however you deal with the books you receive for being part of it is entirely at everyone's individual discretion....as I said mine languish by the side of the computer....no doubt the day after I recyle them into paper recycling as part of a declutter I will find a much more worthwhile way to make use of them....but until then......
    Originally posted by LEJC
    As a childminder I use the books as a daily diary for the babies, they last just about 6 weeks by which time as well as being full they are looking a bit tatty.
    Ive just used the last one but as I'm retiring from childminding in a couple of months. I have seen the small squared ones for sale on eBay but you could put them on freecycle as I'm sure lots of people would be able to make use of them.
    Owner of a cute cottage in the North York Moors
    • redagila
    • By redagila 31st May 17, 3:37 PM
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    redagila
    Points now in my account - another £7 for my Paypal account shortly.
    • michelle.griffin
    • By michelle.griffin 18th Jul 17, 11:19 AM
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    michelle.griffin
    does any body else have no items on their 'received items' page?
    • pheonix
    • By pheonix 18th Jul 17, 1:39 PM
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    pheonix
    yes mate,been like it for a week or more
    • michelle.griffin
    • By michelle.griffin 18th Jul 17, 2:31 PM
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    michelle.griffin
    think i'll send them an email, never had it before. Hope they're not shutting it down.
    • LEJC
    • By LEJC 18th Jul 17, 2:50 PM
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    LEJC
    I have nothing listed this week either....
    I assumed it might be an "enforced" holiday as I have not given any holiday dates or times unavailable for a long time.

    If I remember correctly this is not the first time I've had nothing added so I just assumed they decided to give me a week off!
    frugal October...£45.59 of £40 food shopping spend for the 2 of us!
    Jan £41.60/£40
    Feb £54.58/£40...gave up this month 15/2
    Mar £37.02/£40...lots of help via a gift card and vouchers
    May
    2017 toiletries 97 out 86 in ...£13.96 spend
    • michelle.griffin
    • By michelle.griffin 19th Jul 17, 9:24 AM
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    michelle.griffin
    have received a reply -

    In some cases the dispatch of test items (on certain routes) will be temporarily stopped. As I can see in my records however, the dispatch of your test mail will continue from 25 July onwards

    So looks like 'enforced' holiday as LEJC suggested.

    Thanks for your responses peeps
    • mavisangelica
    • By mavisangelica 22nd Jul 17, 7:43 PM
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    mavisangelica
    I have had nothing listed for a week but today 3 items have appeared. But I have submitted my holidays - I have only been back on the panel for a few weeks so was a but worried that they didn't want me.

    All good now.
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    • stonecircle
    • By stonecircle 23rd Jul 17, 3:24 PM
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    stonecircle
    Very much doubt they re shutting down as I received an email a couple of weeks ago asking for friends to join the panel in certain areas.
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