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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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  • mookie wrote: »
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    Originally Posted by Rudolph Hucker viewpost.gif
    This involves a little expense to begin with - you need to buy one of those marker pens whose writing can only be read under infra-red light. You then spend every Saturday touring Dixons, Comet etc. and write your postcode and house number on all the electrical appliances, stereos, TVs, fridges etc. that you can manage.

    After a year or so, you should begin to receive weekly calls from the police asking you to come and collect 'your' property from the latest batch of swag they have recovered.

    All you need then is an eBay account and there you go! Riches beyond the dreams of avarice!

    Hmm don't you think the police might be keeping a record of the amount of collections you are making? One person can only a certain amount of washing machines, dishwashers etc...
    Addicted to MSE.com !!:j
  • I suppose the biggest blag I have been recieving for years are autographs! I write to either the BBC etc addressed to the star or to their agents (just abit of surfing needed). I then write saying what I like about them and asking for a signed photo (a real one). I have recieved loads over the years & also some lovely letters such as JK Rowling, full signed cast of Third Rock From the Sun & Frasier etc etc. Some add a SAE but I never have! It is soooo exciting when they write back! I suppose I must have had about an 80% success rate! If you want to start off try someone easy like a soap star. Good Luck!!
    :beer:
    Infamy! Infamy! They've all got it in for me!
    :hello:
  • jenniewbjenniewb Forumite
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    zoes1976 wrote: »
    mookie wrote: »
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    Originally Posted by Rudolph Hucker viewpost.gif
    "This involves a little expense to begin with - you need to buy one of those marker pens whose writing can only be read under infra-red light. You then spend every Saturday touring Dixons, Comet etc. and write your postcode and house number on all the electrical appliances, stereos, TVs, fridges etc. that you can manage.

    After a year or so, you should begin to receive weekly calls from the police asking you to come and collect 'your' property from the latest batch of swag they have recovered.

    All you need then is an eBay account and there you go! Riches beyond the dreams of avarice!"




    Yeah, can see its a joke (I hope) but to those of us without the same twisted sense of humor- doing this would actually be classed as criminal damage and at the least would get you escorted of the premises, frogmarch style all embarrassment as everyone is watching, or could get you a criminal record.

    Even if you do get say, 1 plasma tv, is it really worth your getting a criminal record?

    dangerous, especially when jobs today are flying out the window- your gonna need your CV, AND a clean police record for 99% of future job applications.
  • sam93_2sam93_2 Forumite
    60 posts
    Had a go at some email blagging.

    Including: Lush, Lacoste, Hugo, Joop. To name some. Will post responses :D
    :j
  • I contacted about 15 stationery companies about some free samples to see me into my new college course.

    I got 2 packets of pens from Bic and a packet of Pencils. And a reply from Stabilo Boss asking for postage details!

    I am still waiting for replies from the other 13... Hmm.. Lol
    =)
  • Just started e-mailing companies for freebies yesterday :)
  • kirkie_2kirkie_2 Forumite
    447 posts
    Just started e-mailing companies for freebies yesterday :)
    Do people blatantly ask for freebies or just send an email saying how much they like their product?
  • KIRKIE wrote: »
    Do people blatantly ask for freebies or just send an email saying how much they like their product?

    For me, I never lie when e-mailing companies for freebies. If it's a company that I've been a long standing customer for, I'll state that. If it's a company that I'd like to try out, I'll say so. And as for praise and complaints, well, they really are real praise or complaints ;)
  • 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.

    :shocked: Best freebie ever!!!


    My mum recently wrote to Nivea to say that their cleansing wipes were the best she'd ever used and to enquire as to whether they knew of any upcoming promotions and they wrote back to say they have no control over instore promotions but they included a free £5 voucher for Nivea products!!

    Also, I received a tin of Quality Street last xmas and there were no orange creams. I emailed them about it and I got sent a cheque for £5!! Shortly afterwards I realised they'd just repackaged the orange creams and there were indeed some in the tin. Honest mistake though.

    Years and years ago my Grandad found a fly in a Fray Bentos pie and and wrote to them to tell them about it and he specifically said, "I do not want anything free from you. Please don't send me any products" and they sent him 20 pies!!
  • RockGypsyRockGypsy Forumite
    575 posts
    received a nice bottle of Mark Hill conditioner today and a book on styling your hair
    :A :shocked::shocked: :A
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