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What's in my Bag? My 99p shop haul.
What's In Your Bag?
Member Name: CrazyEgg
What's In Your Bag?
Date: 04/08/12, updated on 08/08/12 (105 review reads)
Advantages: Great bargains
Disadvantages: Often part with more cash than intended
I've been to the 99p shop. I only went in for one thing, but then I realised I had no cash, so I would be obliged to purchase at least six items to reach the minimum spend required for credit card payment.
What treasures have I purchased? In order of selection, they were:
1. John Frieda Brilliant Brunette conditioner.
I know! I know! This is currently retailing at £5.29 in Boots or three for £10, and is even £5 in Asda. I got two. It was a great bargain for a truly sumptuous conditioner that promises "multi-dimensional shine" and to make me "ultra-luminous". I will have to wait until dark to check this out, but I'll let you know some time how I get on.
2. Colgate Smiles toothbrush for Baby CrazyEgg.
I was looking for the chunky-handled Wisdom Baby toothbrush but they didn't have them this week, so I opted for this Colgate brush instead, knowing it was for sale in Boots for over a pound. I have my doubts about it because Baby does tend to insist that she inspects the brush before use, a process that involves a suspicious gaze, Peter Pointer scraping the tiny smear of paste off the brush, and then a good gnaw. It is this final stage that is causing me some trepidation since the handle of the Wisdom brush could not be poked back too far in Baby's mouth, but the Colgate Design Team have failed to institute this feature.
3. Lil'tots Set of 12 Learning Links
Sometimes I think I have some sort of syndrome. Baby CrazyEgg's Occupational Therapist said a while back that Baby was ready for Linking. Ever since then the urge has been upon me to buy Links. No matter that there is a whole gamut of other toys that can be 'linked together', my desire has been for Links. Links have haunted me. I have read reviews of Links on dooyoo, I have studied them in Mothercare and Asda and I have resisted paying £4 because I knew that I had previously seen them in the 99p shop. Indeed, this week the OT clarified saying anything that fitted together and pulled apart would do, but my lust for links was not abated. Today they were finally back in stock, so into my basket they went.
They have already come into their own as both a multi-textured teething toy and a security chain. By this I mean that Baby CrazyEgg and I have been back into town and she has been able to listen to Chopin on the Baby Einstein Take Along Tunes and play with her Tolo Abacus with Mummy CrazyEgg secure in the knowledge that both toys are firmly linked to the links that link to the buggy.
4. Jordan's Porridge Oats
They are oats in a box for the same sort of price one would normally pay for a bag. This pleases me.
5. Hello Kitty wall art.
Baby CrazyEgg and I have mixed feelings about Hello Kitty. This piece of wall art is a thin sheet of plastic that has seen the inside of a vacuum-former to create a raised image of Hello Kitty measuring about 30cm high. I held it up to Baby to see her response. She gave a big smile and then grabbed it off me, creasing Hello Kitty for all eternity. Felt I had to get it.
6. Three cans of pop. This is what I went in for.
Not a bad stash for £6.93. ;) What do you think?
Summary: Remember to take cash if you only need one thing