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The Great ‘Blagging hints and tips’ Hunt

edited 30 November -1 at 12:00AM in Freebies (no spend required)
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  • freebiequenniefreebiequennie Forumite
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    yes it was whyte and mckay whisky came from

    was 18mth ago though
  • I wrote a lovely letter to Moet and Chandon regarding my wedding. The lovely people there couldn't have been more helpful and sent me a case of champagne!! I was amazed becuase each bottle costs about £25!! and they sent 12!! They also sent a Jeraboam as a wedding gift!!

    Try it - they are really generous. :rolleyes:
  • Also in regards to my wedding I wrote off to Virgin to see if I could get any discounts. They sent a lovely letter back saying they didn't but Sir Richard had been so touched by my letter that he personally called me for a chat. He then offered us a week on Necker island including 1st Class tickets!!
    We couldn't pass it up and when we were there Will Smith was staying.

    It isn't what you say but how you say it.
  • mistymisty Forumite
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    My son had an ELC keyboard. He managed to break the microphone and at the time our local shop was closed for refurb. I e-mailed them asking if it was possible to buy a replacement microphone because although I was glad of the peace and quiet he was gutted. They sent an e-mail within the hour saying - I'm sure he'll be playing stadiums soon and have a free replacement with their compliments. I and he was thrilled.
  • heskpeskheskpesk Forumite
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    i have previously emailed simple www.simple.co.uk and just asked for any sample products as have sensitive skin and got sent a jiffy bag of stuff, my sister emailed for her 2 babies with hyper sensitive skin and got loads including full bottles of bath products for them.

    when we got married emailed estee lauder for any mini bottles of perfume as was wearing their perfume on my wedding day they sent me 45 mini bottles of same one for me to use as favours

    also for wedding green and blacks sent me 70 small bars of maya gold for favours left over from a promotion they had running was and still is the only choc i buy as love it and is fairtrade

    also for wedding for min whisky 5cl bottles from whyte and mckay asked them for 35 for the men attending our wedding as favours got sent a case of 96 mini bottles.

    had to write to loads of companies for these things and many didnt even reply but was great advertising, i know many of our guests not buy green and blacks and never had before and the whisky drinkers tend to buy the whyte and mckay brand now rather than the old brands they were drinking.

    Sorry young and naive- what are favours are they gifts to the guests?
  • KarfypieKarfypie Forumite
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    brownbake wrote: »
    Also in regards to my wedding I wrote off to Virgin to see if I could get any discounts. They sent a lovely letter back saying they didn't but Sir Richard had been so touched by my letter that he personally called me for a chat. He then offered us a week on Necker island including 1st Class tickets!!
    We couldn't pass it up and when we were there Will Smith was staying.

    It isn't what you say but how you say it.

    oh my god that is unbelievable!! well done :D:D:D
  • Guy_laister_2Guy_laister_2 Forumite
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    i emailed an MG Rover dealer, asking for any branded stuff, and they sent me loads!!! i was reli happy, as im a big fan of mg rover, and it's getting hard to buy things now. i would defenetly recommend them :), and i already have, so they are getting something out of it too
    Dont forget to click THANKS if I help you!!:j :j
  • MummyOne07MummyOne07 Forumite
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    So what exactly did you get...sorry to be nosy...just curious!

    Its great to know that alot of people are gets loads of great stuff from companies
    i emailed an MG Rover dealer, asking for any branded stuff, and they sent me loads!!! i was reli happy, as im a big fan of mg rover, and it's getting hard to buy things now. i would defenetly recommend them :), and i already have, so they are getting something out of it too
  • Guy_laister_2Guy_laister_2 Forumite
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    MummyOne07 wrote: »
    So what exactly did you get...sorry to be nosy...just curious!

    Its great to know that alot of people are gets loads of great stuff from companies

    2x key fobs (one rover one mg)
    3x Mg rover posters
    1x MG tax disc holder
    1x MG Rover clock
    3x Mg stickers
    1x Mg plastic bag

    Im not going to say who dealer it was, as everyone will try it and it's quite a small garage.

    the clock (looks like it has a stain but it doesnt)
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    A mg plastic bag
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    some of the other stuff i got,


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    Hope that helps lol, u can get some reli good stuff for free, you just have to ask!
    Dont forget to click THANKS if I help you!!:j :j
  • hi there
    Freebiequenie, i was just wondering, I am getting married in a few months also, and have been panicing about getting the wedding favours organised. Could ou tell me what sorts of things u said in our email to the companies please? Only i dont want to sound cheeky or as if i'm begging the companies for freebies.
    If u dont want to say on the forum, could u pm me please?
    Many thanks
    :o
    I love my boys! William born 08/01/08 and andrew born 22/2/09.
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