To think WTAF is with this prize? (baby competition advertised on MN) Bizarre hamper.

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Now, I am not ungrateful, just a little confused.

Competition advertised on MN to win baby wipes goodies. It was a picture comp and we won, we were told we were being sent a hamper.

I kind of expected it to be all wipes and baby stuff... There are some bits that are just weird:

4 packets of cigarette papers (2 are the kind to roll joints with!)
4 Lighters
108 condoms! hmm
2 x super glue
14 sanitary pads
60 pantliners
13 batteries
6 lip balms
1 blu tack
2 pritt sticks
1 bottle of mouthwash
6 tooth brushes
120 plasters

And out of all of this 2 packets of wipes...

Am I a bit weird to think that joint papers shouldn't be part of a prize for a baby competition? confused

aldiwhore Wed 17-Oct-12 11:59:30

Sorry I am giggling. What an ODD hamper??!!

I use joint papers to roll cigarettes, they're longer, I smoke less. (They're not actually 'joint papers' just bigger papers... though handy for making joints I should think).

YANBU and thank you for sharing... strange!

BedHog Wed 17-Oct-12 12:00:10


Maybe it's to cover the 'teenage years' too!

Lol, yw.

It is just so completely bizzare!

Bed I think I will still have condoms left by the time the teenage years hit! grin

WitchesTit Wed 17-Oct-12 12:00:49

That's bonkers. Do you thonk MNHQ were having a mandrawer clear out? hmm

LadyBeagleEyes Wed 17-Oct-12 12:01:44

How utterly weird hmm.
What competition was it?

It wasn't an actual MN comp, just one advertised on it...

But yes, I think the company must have been having a clear out or perhaps raided poundland.

peeriebear Wed 17-Oct-12 12:02:28

Strange indeed! Like somebody did a trolley dash in Boyes confused

Lady It was the Tushies baby wipes competition.

I actually only got 1 packet of tushies wipes in it and 1 of a brand I have never heard of.

I have more fag papers than baby wipes!

Bongaloo Wed 17-Oct-12 12:02:46


Shakey1500 Wed 17-Oct-12 12:03:03

Sorry <snort> that is just too weird! grin

Cigarette papers and lighters?? <collapes with mirth>

KnockKnockPenny Wed 17-Oct-12 12:03:10

13 batteries? Why the odd number? Was a pack open?

I know! How strange... And so many freaking condoms! In every type you could imagine.

Even vanilla and a type that say they are durable. Well I bloody well hope so!

Knock They are a variety of batteries, 1 is a pack of 1 square one.

coppertop Wed 17-Oct-12 12:05:09

I can only imagine what MacGyver would have made with that lot.

<shows age>

HecateLarpo Wed 17-Oct-12 12:05:10

So let's have a think.

having a baby is so stressful that it drives you to weed grin You therefore need papers and lighters.
you REALLY won't want another one, so lots of condoms.
If you don't trust the condoms you can superglue yourself shut
pads for the post baby discharge
batteries for the monitors. or the rabbit
lip balm for soothing your lips after smoking all the weed
blu tack for stopping the baby rolling off the changing table
ditto prit stick
mouthwash so you don't stink of weed
ditto toothbrushes
plasters because you'll be so knackered from the baby and so high from the weed that you'll be banging into everything.
and the wipes for the baby's bum

HoneyDragon Wed 17-Oct-12 12:05:14

Maybe having read a few of the threads on Mnet on a Friday they paniced about their target audience?

Boggler Wed 17-Oct-12 12:05:40

Oh that's really made me chuckle what a bizarre prize.

catgirl1976 Wed 17-Oct-12 12:07:06

If I were you, I would roll a big spliff, light it (with one of your 4 lighters), freshen up with the mouth wash and get to work on using up those condoms.

If your DP gets tired, you have 13 batteries at your disposal..............


That is so weird. I'm oddly jealous though. i love getting surprises in the mail wink

Hecate Lmao! Brilliant, I think you have cracked it!

Honey It seems like that, MN Friday rolled into 2 boxes, plenty of condoms for the bumsex! grin

Picture now on my profile?

Illgetmycoat Wed 17-Oct-12 12:07:32

Hilarious! All you need is 200 bottles of WKD and you've got all the gear you'll need to throw an overnight creative party for a couple of hundred adolescents(!)

Hmmm, maybe an employee robbed the prize and Tushies were forced to pool whatever they had around at the time? That is definitely the strangest hamper I have ever come across!

Cat grin I think DP got a fright when he seen all the condoms. I don't like waste. grin

Mrs They're all unheard brands, it was a good surprise it has definitely made me giggle a bit!

Lol. Love it! I wish it had a wee camera inside recording your reaction when you opened it.

catgirl1976 Wed 17-Oct-12 12:09:31

They should have sent some redbull for your DP.

He's going to need it poor man. 108 condoms................

<utters slient prayer for MrMews knees>

Ill Maybe I should save the boxes for Halloween and get a babysitter? wink

Horrace I have no idea, you would think there would at least be more wipes! to clean up after using the condoms

Chelvis Wed 17-Oct-12 12:10:22

I think there's a hidden camera in there too and they're all crying with laughter at your shock hmm confused expressions as you unpacked it.

5ThingsUnderTheBed Wed 17-Oct-12 12:10:31

You could always use your imagination...

Condom balloon animals
Paper mâché with the cigarette papers
stocking fillers with the lip balm

The fun to could have!

Mrs A video of that would be youtube worthy!

But yes, picture is on my profile so you can see how odd it is. smile

Chelvis Wed 17-Oct-12 12:11:08

cross post with Mrs Cumberbatch!

rockinhippy Wed 17-Oct-12 12:11:08


Congrats on winning - I thinkconfused

5 You are much more imaginative than I. Bloody hell, it's just the condoms, the amount has freaked me out. Half of them are in boxes of 3 as well!

Actually crying with laughter.

Mrsjay Wed 17-Oct-12 12:11:52

Probably HQ just emptied their handbags into the hamper grin blue tac is that to tac baby down so you know where your left baby grin

Rock Thanks. smile I wonder if they just picked me now to clear out their bathroom cupboard!

A friend won as well with me and she got razors in hers. <jealous> envy grin

Mrsjay Wed 17-Oct-12 12:12:56

Im not even going to mention the condoms <snigger>

Mrs I think the superglue might work better for that!

Mrs I don't know what the fuck to do with them! I have a nuvaring and friend who won as well is trying to concieve!

Mrsjay Wed 17-Oct-12 12:14:08

Mrs I think the superglue might work better for that!

oo yes glue baby somewhere no need to lose baby ever again it is genius when you think about it ,

ZombTEE Wed 17-Oct-12 12:14:53

Totally bizarre!

Blu tak and pritt stick to stick bottle to baby in the car seat while I have a joint with the papers and shag all day with the condoms?

I reckon an employee has nicked the prized and chucked crap in the hamper for a laugh

Might need to visit love honey for a use for all these batteries!

Whistling Surely that must be the case. I think it must be.

I have reported my thread to MHNQ to ask them if they were in on it. grin

HazeltheMcWitch Wed 17-Oct-12 12:18:01

Shall I tell you the real (boring) reason?
Tushies are either made or distributed by a company called Multibrands. You got a load of their other brands' products.

Mrsjay Wed 17-Oct-12 12:18:57

MAybe the fag papers had erm more in it and mumsnet used them as they were packing hamper grin

That's so funny, I am snorting with laughter.

Hazel sad Well that's an anti climax!

This is brilliant grin especially like the idea that tushies read MN on a Friday night and adjusted the prize accordingly!

Sl1nky That's it. I refuse to believe Hazel even after a quick google I know it's true because that is a much funnier reason! grin

HazeltheMcWitch Wed 17-Oct-12 12:24:16

I know, I am so sorry to ruin the fun! Can I absolve myself by telling you that anothe of their wipes brands is called Hunnies?

Shro, PLEASE tell me you got some Hunnies?

Mrsjay Wed 17-Oct-12 12:24:29

Blu tak and pritt stick to stick bottle to baby in the car seat while I have a joint with the papers and shag all day with the condoms

\see now you are getting into it Mumsnet 101 of babycare grin

That's the other brand of wipes, yes. smile Are they good.

Mrs I've been around here long enough to get into it. smile Last week I even started a thread about Jezza. wink

HazeltheMcWitch Wed 17-Oct-12 12:26:20

Are Hunnies good? I have do idea. I Do Not Hun.

HazeltheMcWitch Wed 17-Oct-12 12:26:44

I have do idea WTAF? My typing appears to have a cold.

Are they good?* Don't know where my question mark went there! My brain has went to shit today I have hardly slept and have a bug.

I turned up to physio this morning half awake with my cardi on inside out...

I shall give them a try and see how they are. Packet feels freezing, poor DS!

DowagersHump Wed 17-Oct-12 12:35:05

That is completely brilliant grin

They left out the razors though of all their multibrands - I wonder why? [overthinking]

I don't know. confused The other girl got the razors. sad The one thing I would have used!

RubberNeckNibbler Wed 17-Oct-12 12:41:28

Crying with laughter!

Some of that stuff will still be kicking around your house in 15 years time, and you STILL won't know what to do with it!

I know Rubber. It's 2 bloody big boxes as well, where to put it? confused

RubberNeckNibbler Wed 17-Oct-12 12:43:49

Ooooh, Mumsnet Xmas Appeal is on....

So it is. Don't know that anyone would appreciate this stuff though! I have registered to donate though. smile

Mrsjay Wed 17-Oct-12 13:01:03

60 panty liners had me confused what would you do with all those liners but only 14 sanitary towels ,

Fuck knows. confused

Mrsjay Wed 17-Oct-12 13:06:46

maybe you could devise a nappy or 2 from the liners use the pritt stick wink

ItsAllGoingToBeFine Wed 17-Oct-12 13:08:25

Razors are pretty pricey are they not?

Yeah they are but the other girl got them!

Mrs Good idea! Maybe I could make play doh from the blu tak.

And about the condoms...

I remember when I was really small I found one of my Dads and he must have panicked and he told me it was a balloon.. I sat for ages putting it over my tongue and blowing it up, I was about 3 haha. I only realised about 4 years when I remembered it!

HelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 17-Oct-12 13:22:46

Hello and ROFL at this.

But it really doesn't sounds like an MN comp we recognise <prim>

Was it on our comps page, SchrodingersMew? Or was it an ad you saw elsewhere on the site?

Hello Helen. smile

I seen it in the rectangle ad box at the top the other week. Tushies baby wipes. grin

Gutted to know MNHQ weren't in on it! sad MN Friday emergency kit!

SomethingSuitablyWitty Wed 17-Oct-12 13:31:29

Haha. That's the best most random hamper I ever heard of. And surely, the "hamper" presentation is the cherry on the cake really. Well, good luck getting through it.

HelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 17-Oct-12 13:37:28


Hello Helen. smile

I seen it in the rectangle ad box at the top the other week. Tushies baby wipes. grin

Gutted to know MNHQ weren't in on it! sad MN Friday emergency kit!

Aha! And how odd.

Maybe Tushies understand MNers a little bit too well....

Helen Maybe. grin

I'll join the drunk thread this week, perhaps that will inspire me to get through it...

<shudders at the thought of trying to use 108 condoms>

DeepPurple Wed 17-Oct-12 13:48:03

You could always drop the condoms off at your nearest family planning clinic. Not sure they'd want the prit stick or blu tack though!

I'm not sure they would want them. confused This brand is unheard of, they might think they are a bit dodgy and they are mostly ribbed etc.

I will give it a go at using them... (although I still haven't got through the 24 the pharmacist gave me a year ago)

BertieBotts Wed 17-Oct-12 13:55:45

I want to know how long the expiry date is on the condoms and whether they are kite marked grin

What does the kite mark look like?

Checking now.

WandaDoff Wed 17-Oct-12 14:06:39

Fantastic grin

What does a kite mark look like? I can't find one.

They expire (well this packet) in 2015. Not as if I am going to run out anyway! grin

Sorry meant to say that it says on the pack "use once only" hmm

The kite mark is on the delivery box but not the condom boxes or condoms...

ShabbyChit Wed 17-Oct-12 14:20:15

Ha ha ha this is hilarious! i'd die laughing if my postman turned up with that 'prize'!

RedBlanket Wed 17-Oct-12 14:27:41

Sounds like a girl's essential 'going away to Uni' kit.
Are you sure you entered the baby wipes competition?

Positive, they are using DS's picture as their cover photo on the Tushies FB so I definitely entered the right one.

snuffaluffagus Wed 17-Oct-12 15:06:38

Ahaha. I think you should run a competition for other mnetters to win the stuff you don't want/need..

Have you contacted them to enquire whether you got the correct package?

SecretCervix Wed 17-Oct-12 15:16:10

Well, I think someone trolled you grin

Has to have been, given such a strange combination. grin

I thought that too for a bit "SecretCervix*.

Snuffy I don't think anyone would be interested but just had to say I love Snuffy!

shinyrobot Wed 17-Oct-12 16:28:00

Hilarious gringringrin

NettoSpookerstar Wed 17-Oct-12 16:30:28

Rofl @ 'use once only'!

I know! Who would be stupid enough to re use? And how could that even be possible anyway? It would be all yucky.

NettoSpookerstar Wed 17-Oct-12 17:43:33

Maybe you could rinse them out? <boggle>confused

BedHog Wed 17-Oct-12 18:42:43

Don't you remember that advert on telly a few years ago with that old boy 'Albert?' and his Gironimo reuseable condom that he'd saved from the war years? The thing looked like it was made from the same stuff as swimming hats!

I can't say I remember that. shock

Netto Boke!

BertieBotts Wed 17-Oct-12 20:24:07

grin BedHog they showed us that at school! The entire class of 15 year olds was like this shock

BertieBotts Wed 17-Oct-12 20:25:07
jimswifein1964 Wed 17-Oct-12 20:28:35

Thank you so much for cheering up my evening grin. Hilarious!

Christ! It's like a fecking plastic sock! shock

confuddledDOTcom Wed 17-Oct-12 21:17:56

I've been crying reading this grin had to read most of it out to my OH who was laughing too.

Most of that is not exactly appropriate stuff to stick into a hamper for a baby competition unless you've done a survey and found out what the winner would use.

If it makes you feel any better, you only need to have sex every 10 days to make sure it gets used up in time!

Every 10 days doesn't sound too bad.

Seriously, I opened the box in front of my DGM, you should have seen her face! All these condoms and joint papers, I must have looked like I was going to have a right party!

quoteunquote Thu 18-Oct-12 15:09:18

Do you know anyone who plays a clarinet or oboe ?

Cigarette papers are used for cleaning pads.

ChristmasKate Thu 18-Oct-12 15:13:39

Arf, I am laughing outside school!!

Quote Really? I didn't know that! Unfortunately I don't but my Uncle smokes roll ups so I'm sure he will be happy to get them, there's certainly enough to last a while.

Kate grin I got an email from MN saying it gave them a google as well and

"It's under hand now <taps nose>"

Case of TSSDNDP? Very curious now! grin

NotQuintAtAllOhNo Thu 18-Oct-12 18:19:28

108 condoms.

Wow. A years worth of safe shags. Now, that is some price!

Did they send a man with it? Like Tom Hardy or Daniel Craig?

SlightlySuperiorPeasant Thu 18-Oct-12 18:21:01

I was all ready to say YABU and ungrateful but confusedshock

How many condoms?!

NotQuint A year? Are you kidding me? More like 3 years! If they sent Daniel Craig I would not be complaining... grin

Peasant See, I thought I was being a bit ungrateful but it is just so random and bizzare. I think they think I have manky teeth and too many kids! (I only have 1 child and my dentist says I have perfect teeth). smile

And yes 108. I have a Nuvaring, tempted to use them anyway for the sake of it. Mentioned to DP earlier and his reply was "we don't have nearly enough red bull for that". grin

SaggyOldClothCatPuss Thu 18-Oct-12 19:23:56

There is going to be a thread here later about a horse scented fat bird pissing her pants in a chip shop! I just know it! blush

Whu whu? confused

Ahhh okay lol.

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