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Free Food

edited 25 April 2016 at 11:57AM in Shop but don't drop
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  • Tim, I have to add my congratulations. You really should consider seeking publishing - more a money making than money saving idea, really.

    You would, of course, have to offer all money savers a discount on your book. :D
  • SystemSystem
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    Some GP's write an exercise plan prescription for their patients and pack them off to the local sports centre to improve their health and fitness.

    If I were a GP my prescription for sufferers of stress, weariness and a general lack'lustre depressed condition is as follows,

    1 dose of moneysavingexpert.com - your tips - free food
    b.i.d. (twice daily) or
    prn (repeat as necessary)

    Contra-indications: a box of tissues may be required to absorb tears. Take care not to exceed the stated dose of analgesics taken to ease the pains in stomach and rib cage.

    The postings by Tim Linnell do not need clinical trials to scientifically prove that he will brighten your mood and that laughter is efficacious.

    Great suggestion by Mrs Thrift, then we could all be excited when we receive a birthday book token.
  • MSE_MartinMSE_Martin MoneySaving Expert
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    It's done by the last response. Apart from any threads which I deliberately stick at the top. Tim pushing for 10,000 views I see ;D
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  • Tim_LTim_L Forumite
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    Of course, having done that, the trick is to withdraw the preceding post immediately, leaving no evidence for the site owners to investigate...

    (I've not spent the last two weeks playing on-line casinos for nothing).
  • MSE_MartinMSE_Martin MoneySaving Expert
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    Damn. I spent today writing the 'how to spot a loophole' section of my book - and now I've been loopholed myself.
    >:(
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  • GalstonianGalstonian Forumite
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    (I've not spent the last two weeks playing on-line casinos for nothing).
    So you're the one who's paying for all those free scratch cards!
  • Tim_LTim_L Forumite
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    Pleased to announce that I have discovered a new source of free office food (see above). While this is not as delicious as executive finger food, it is a useful means of padding out dark, wet and hungry January office afternoons which for some reason have been a bit of a thin time for meetings. Probably all the executives with finger food signoff capability are attending strategy meetings in Bermuda.

    You do have to be a little adventurous for this one though, as it consists of eating what is on the face of things polystyrene packaging material as used to pack precious and expensive electronic items.

    However, on closer inspection it does appear that many of the polystyrene things that look a little like cheesy wotsits are in fact very close cousins to the aforementioned snacks. You can determine which are tasty snacks and which are simply hydrocarbon based plastic by a quick sniff test - if they smell of corn then you can amaze and horrify your colleagues by sampling one of these melt-in-the-mouth corn based treats. Eventually others will be tempted, and a feeding frenzy will commence. Best results can be obtained if you add some salt to the box containing the packaging, and then shake (or sugar, in which case they make a tasty breakfast with added milk - I always save some of the UHT coffee whitenener thingys for an occasional treat of this sort).

    One word of warning however - it may be that the morsels have been treated with some sort of fire retardant, and these things tend to be mildy poisonous or at least slightly carcinogenic. So probably best kept for those of us in middle age who frankly haven't got long to go anyway, rather than being fed to children or fresh faced office juniors.
  • GalstonianGalstonian Forumite
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    Reminds me of working in Germany. I was very surprised to find that popcorn was used as a packing material. Even if treated it is environmentally friendlier and biodegradable. I've often wondered why loose polystyrene is still used but never really been tempted to eat any packaging.
  • Tim_LTim_L Forumite
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    Perhaps had you worked in France, where the sauces are better?
  • paylesspayless Forumite
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    However, on closer inspection it does appear that many of the polystyrene things that look a little like cheesy wotsits

    I admit, the ones I get from a particular stationery company (as packaging for a order, even I am not taht sad to order packaging)
    look, smell, and yes even taste like a cheesy wosit- although in those famous words "I don't swallow"
    Any posts on here are for information and discussion purposes only and shouldn't be seen as (financial) advice.
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