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We’re revisiting all the best bits from Shop Talk and asking you, which of the Barclaycard Freedom Rewards partners you’d most like to win a £500 voucher for and why? NOW CLOSED

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KatieBMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 19-Nov-13 13:34:35

Over the last four weeks, Barclaycard Freedom Rewards, in partnership with Mumsnet, have brought you Shop Talk: a weekly online talk show where a host of celebrity presenters discussed MNers' savvy shopping tips on everything from hitting the high street to stocking filler saviours.

Watch the highlights here:

Barclaycard say: "In our weekly chat show, Shop Talk, we tackled the big shopping stories that you are talking about in Mumsnet. Andrea McLean, Julia Bradbury, Ben Shephard and Ruth Langsford each took a turn hosting a show and were joined by three panellists, including a member of the Mumsnet team.”

We'd like to know which of the Barclaycard Freedom Rewards partners you'd like to win a £500 voucher for and why.

Everyone who adds their comments to this thread will be entered into a prize draw where one winner will receive £500 in vouchers to spend at their chosen Freedom Rewards partner.
You can check out a full list of the partners here.

Please note your comments may possibly be included in marketing materials, so please only post if you're comfortable with this.
Thanks and good luck,


PS Missed out on an episode Shop Talk? Watch them all again here on the Barclaycard Freedom Rewards page on MN.

wonderingsoul Tue 19-Nov-13 18:18:16

i would like like to win £500 voucher for amazon, because you wouldnt be limted to 1 or 2 catrogries, such as just clothes.
amazon also have a lot of good deals so it would be like winning twice.

I would love to win a voucher for Next, because I need a new sofa (I have a large sofa sized gap in the back room at the moment, and nothing to sit on!) and really like Next ones. I've been saving up and didn't want to compromise on a cheaper one from somewhere else.

DrankSangriaInThePark Tue 19-Nov-13 20:39:09

Amazon for me too. Because I'd never need to shop elsewhere!

I have got the same scarf as CarrieMumsnet I realise, (on the hideouspants video) <feels tasteful>

PinkSnowAndStars Tue 19-Nov-13 20:39:16

I would love to win a voucher for Amazon!!

Thomas the tank goodies for my little boy... and a new kettle and toaster for me....! (and maybe a new handbag!!)

And Amazon look after their customers like Barclays do!

ouryve Tue 19-Nov-13 20:54:36

It would have to be Marks & Spencer. We do a hefty weekly food shop in there, so it would come in very handy. I'm also rather partial to their online selection of wineblush

CheeseTMouse Tue 19-Nov-13 21:43:35

TfL - transport in London is great and pretty comprehensive, but I will soon reach a point in my maternity leave where I won't get paid and travel costs are essential, so this would be a real help to our family finances.

I have been pleasantly surprised by the number of stations that are becoming step free (our local station has just been converted and another one nearby is having works to be converted too). We brought our baby home from hospital on the tube in preference to driving - so she's definitely very much a Londoner already!

Mamafratelli Tue 19-Nov-13 21:52:03

I would love to win a £500 voucher to spend in Marks and Spencer because we have an outlet nearby. I would get a serious amount of savvy shopping bargains with £500 there!

Merrylegs Tue 19-Nov-13 22:16:30

Theatre Tokens - would love to take the kids 'up the West End' to see something magical. (Matilda!). As a family outing it's so mind-boggingly expensive, it would be a real treat to win something like that.

sharond101 Tue 19-Nov-13 22:16:46

Amazon one would be most versatile it has to be said. They can be used for anything and everything, the World SPa one sound slefishly tempting too though.

whattodoo Tue 19-Nov-13 22:20:54

Goldsmiths because we could use the voucher to purchase our wedding ring(s) next spring.

hermioneweasley Tue 19-Nov-13 22:25:15

Amazon as I can get a range of things at good value, or days out like
Legoland and SeaLife Centres, as they are hellishly expensive otherwise.

For me, other store/restaurNt specific rewards wouldn't be of interest.

Hopezibah Wed 20-Nov-13 00:05:01

Gosh I didn't realise there were quite so many to choose from - it makes it tricky to choose!

I would love to say The London Eye because the whole family LOVE the London Eye and we'd love to go lots and lots. The kids have begged to do a night time visit to the London Eye - but I think we'd get a few goes on there for £500 so I think I'd better chose something else...

I think Currys PC world might be a more useful idea for us as we'll be needing a new computer soon so that I can keep up-to-date on Mumsnet, it would be great to have a voucher ready to be able to buy the computer as soon as we need it and this one is on it's last legs really.

SaltySeaBird Wed 20-Nov-13 00:12:13

Oh difficult as so many to choose from. I think I would choose Next as we all need new bedding and DD will have outgrown her cot soon so it would be nice to get her new furniture.

IAlwaysThought Wed 20-Nov-13 00:38:20

Definitely Amazon. Amazon is just so convenient and with six of us in our immediate family AND three of us having birthdays in December I need things to be as convenient as possible. confused I like the wish list function on Amazon.

Amazon is my first thought whenever I need to buy anything other than clothes, shoes and groceries. (I still buy these things on Amazon but not as much as other things).

stephgr Wed 20-Nov-13 01:37:46

I'd love to win a voucher for Marks and Spencer because my family love M&S food. I'd use the voucher for all our Christmas food which would make me very popular!

prakattack Wed 20-Nov-13 08:52:24

Amazon is definitely the most convenient and we could do a lot of Christmas shopping for £500, plus a few extra treats.
The one thing we can never afford to do though is go out for meals so it would be very tempting to choose a restaurant one so we could treat ourselves to regular family meals out all year!

CrewElla Wed 20-Nov-13 12:00:10

In the absence of John Lewis being a choice I will have to say Amazon, it would provide the most choice.

I'd like to wins voucher for Homebase.

We've recently moved and the whole house need decorating, I have moved around a lot as a child and never got to decorate anywhere to make it homely. So now were in a long term house I am determined to make our mark on it! The children have had free run over what happens to their bedrooms and I'm having mine and DP's bedroom as a grown up space to relax! It's all going to be brightly coloured and lovely. .... Sorry for the rant there!

I would like to see some of the major supermarkets on there this would be a real helping hand to anyone who does win and covers a wide variety of bases. of the current options i would love to win argos vouchers, we are in need of replacing furniture in the childrens room and it is something that always gets put off when other things are needed or go wrong.

i like that the samaritans is on there, they helped me through a really difficult time

MrsPnut Wed 20-Nov-13 12:32:03

I was going to say exactly the same as Crew Ella.

I'd choose amazon because you can buy anything from there but only because there isn't the option of John Lewis.

i have never shopped in john lewis, feel like im missing something!

Kveta Wed 20-Nov-13 13:47:53

Although Amazon vouchers would be fantastic, I think I'd prefer Waterstones - then it would be a massive treat to just be able to amble round the book shop, browsing for hours with the knowledge that you could actually buy some of the lovely books on offer, rather than just fondling them and putting them back because you can't waste your grocery budget on frivolities like new books!

ksld Wed 20-Nov-13 13:56:24

Another vote for Amazon here. Would be able to do all my Christmas shopping in one go getting everyone something they liked. Amazon always seem to have great prices, and I like the suggestions they make. I look at a toy or book I know someone has and get lots of ideas for other things they might like.

clubnail Wed 20-Nov-13 15:39:17

Amazon, easily. We buy a lot from there, it's usually cheaper than anywhere else, and so easy with the saved address, saved credit card, wishlists and saving things to my basket. Love it. I also like the 'you may like ...' suggestions. Some are way off, many are spot on. Good review sections too.

BornToFolk Wed 20-Nov-13 15:55:26

hmmm, tricky! There is a lot of choice...

I seem to need a few minor eletrical things at the moment - new kettle or water filter, or both, new vacuum cleaner, new printer (why does everything break down at the last minute?!) so I'd probably say Amazon. I'm tempted by Currys PC World but I love Amazon for being able to track and compare prices and also, I could use leftover vouchers on treats for DS and me!

However, I'm also seriously tempted by Legoland as DS loves it and it would be fabulous to be able to take him for two days with an overnight stay in the hotel.

Theimpossiblegirl Wed 20-Nov-13 16:57:11

I want to be completely selfless and say The Samaritans. Christmas is really hard for a lot of people and that person at the end of the phone line can make the difference between life and death, quite literally.

If I win, I know I'll feel good but a small selfish part of me will kick myself for not saying Currys as I need a new cooker.

kelpcc Wed 20-Nov-13 17:00:40

I would say next. My brother in law is having his first baby and have nothing for the baby as they also need to move home and buy furniture so I would give it to them to help out

Bubbles85 Wed 20-Nov-13 17:09:46

It would have to be Amazon for me as they sell everything and anything I ever need!

MikeLitoris Wed 20-Nov-13 17:16:51

After being in next today I could easily have spent £500.

Amazon would probably be my answer though. There isnt much you can get from amazon and the customer service is fab.

MikeLitoris Wed 20-Nov-13 17:17:30

Much you can't get obvz blush

jellyandcake Wed 20-Nov-13 17:26:50

The choice is really overwhelming! I think that although my husband would say Amazon without hesitation and then promptly set about filling our house even further with CDs and DVDs, I would probably say M&S because with a new baby on the way we won't be able to do any clothes shopping this year and will be waiting til Christmas and birthdays for new shoes/coats/jumpers etc. With £500 in M&S I think we could kit out the new baby, clothe the toddler, get a few essentials for ourselves and treat ourselves to some lovely wine (and Percy Pigs. How many Percy Pigs would £500 buy, I wonder...). And we could buy new bedding for us all to replace our scratchy old duvets and sunken pillows - it would be fabulous!

margf Wed 20-Nov-13 18:41:38

M&S for me I just love their food it is delicious

BlackberrySeason Wed 20-Nov-13 19:21:14

Amazon!! Lots of good stuff to buy!!

AnnaConda Wed 20-Nov-13 19:31:38

Amazon for me, too. Had three deliveries from them this week alone, they are very often the lowest price for things I'm ordering.

StillNoFuckingEyeDeer Wed 20-Nov-13 20:18:23

It's a tough decision between Marks and Spencer & Amazon. I think I'd have to go for M&S in the end. £500 would buy a lot of (really tasty) food.

Amazon, because I'm a storyteller and author, Amazon is one of very few retailers that can supply storybooks, puppets, dressing-up outfits and craft supplies, as well as computing hardware to help me write more books.
PS. Pick me, please! Storytelling is not a lucrative profession, £500 would make all the difference!

Tikkamasala Wed 20-Nov-13 20:29:54

I would love amazon vouchers as you can really buy pretty much anything there!

HootyMcOwlface Wed 20-Nov-13 21:17:26

I'd love to win M&S vouchers as then I could get some really nice food for Christmas, plus spend some on clothes for the family.

Also £500 is such a large amount I'd treat my Dad and brother too.

The generous part of me says Naked Wines as I would make a lot of women across the country very happy, even if they felt like crap the morning after. The selfless part of me says the Samaritans as I know how much help they've given some people close to me over the years.

The mother in me says Haven as we could take the children away for a few days and they'd love it. The daughter in me says Marks and Spencer as my parents would love it and the manager in me says Next of BHS for workwear.

I'd say Starbucks, but even I would struggle to drink £500 of coffee, even on a bad month. I mean, I'd give it a good go, but even I would be defeated.

Sadly, the realist in me says Currys as my Cooker has bloody well exploded and the washing machine is on the blink.

So yes, £500 free, and I'd end up buying needed household appliances. Rock and Roll, Mumsnet. Rock. And. Roll.

GetKnitted Wed 20-Nov-13 22:00:10

Amazon... just think of all the wool I could buy!

skyeskyeskye Wed 20-Nov-13 22:52:34

I would like to win a £500 voucher for Legoland do that I could take 5yo DD there and stay overnight in the hotel.

LentilAsAnything Wed 20-Nov-13 23:09:42

Amazon please. It's just more versatile than all the others, the prices are very competitive. I use it all the time, saving various wish lists, tracking prices. I like the suggestions for things I might like.

tootssweet Thu 21-Nov-13 06:06:02

It's really hard as there are so many options but having thought about it....
Is it possible to donate £250 to the charities listed & be a bit selfish & have £250 to spend on an overnight stay at legoland in their hotel as a treat for the family? It would be a great joint birthday treat for the dc's & we would have helped others too

Sorry such a fence-sitter!

M&S for me, best of British and covers all our needs for Christmas. Scrummy food, toys, decorations and fab furnishings

darkdays Thu 21-Nov-13 09:11:09

I would like to win £500 voucher for amazon. I could then stock up on toys and otherness for the little ones, and a few bits for my home.

Amazon because of the huge range of things

lookoveryourshouldernow Thu 21-Nov-13 10:08:57


best all round shop - open 24/7 - reliable, fast and easy to use website.

It's full of a fantastic selection of goodies - all the things that you NEED and all the things that you never knew you NEEDED...

Tyranasaurus Thu 21-Nov-13 11:02:07

Amazon- I have a huge wishlist of books that noone ever buys me because 'books are too boring' s

CloserLook Thu 21-Nov-13 11:26:08

Amazon definitely. We shop on there a lot, mainly for toys, books and dvd's and it's so easy as all my details are ready to go. Amazon have also got a huge range of products and I love being able to check the reviews before I buy and leave a review after if I want to.

manfalou Thu 21-Nov-13 11:59:59

I never realised how many there were! Its a tough choice, would I want to treat the family to a few days out... some new items, a new wardrobe of clothes...or put some money towards wedding rings? hmmm

I think Id have to say Amazon because it would pay for all my kiddies nappies (for the rest of his in-nappy LIFE Ha) wipes and other baby essentials.

My last day of maternity leave is tomorrow and from then on I'm an official SAHM to a 7 month old and 3 year old due to childcare costs so knowing i'll be able to buy my kids birthday gifts would be nice and also the essentials that are on their way out (iron and kettle!). Taking some strain off of DH who has just gone contracting to support the whole family would be the added bonus so he can concentrate on keeping a roof over our heads =)

Muddywellies10 Thu 21-Nov-13 15:09:10

I would choose Currys PC World. My little boy is five and a half months old now and constantly changing and developing. I would love to be able to buy a camera/video and laptop to capture and record all those magical first moments - the cute smiles, the gurgling laughter and the constant jabbering away! He has just learnt to roll over and is so impressed with himself, crawling can't be too far away!

Willemdefoeismine Thu 21-Nov-13 16:38:18

TFL for us as it would just mean that we could galavant, explore and enjoy all that London and the surrounding area have to offer for free for a very long time. Transport costs have risen dramatically over recent years and I often find that the relatively high cost of getting into London (unless we take the bus option which can be painfully long although very scenic!) can be off-putting. So it would be fun to just be able to do what we want to do without having to weigh up financial implications! And a day out at a free museum/park etc...then could be entirely free!

Lilpickle08 Thu 21-Nov-13 19:06:35

Ooh so many options.. tempted to say Champneys (for me, all meeeeee!) but I would have to go with Haven so all the family could be treated to a lovely break next year - would be wonderful not to have to worry about paying for it :-D

nextphase Thu 21-Nov-13 19:46:18

I'd love a £500 splurge in lakeland, however realistically, for the amount of money on offer, it would need to be Amazon.

Marks and Spencer for me... I love their homewares but they are too expensive for me currently.

We could do with some new soft furnishings but all of our money is going on heating bills.

CMOTDibbler Thu 21-Nov-13 20:25:28

A splurge in Amazon would be lovely because there so much choice and I could buy things for me, dh, ds and my parents on there

sealight123 Thu 21-Nov-13 21:03:49

I would love to win the Amazon vouchers!! The possibilities would be endless on what we could buy. We could buy gifts for all the family or everyday essentials, like nappies for my little girl! Please please pleeeeeeeaaaaassssssseeeeeee!!!!

serin Thu 21-Nov-13 23:33:17

I would donate it to Unicef, for all our children.

ICutMyFootOnOccamsRazor Thu 21-Nov-13 23:51:30

Amazon would be amazing - such diversity of choice. And the children are in love with the audiobook selections on audibles.

ViviDeBeauvoir Thu 21-Nov-13 23:58:50

For me it would have to be Amazon. If I won £500 it would mean I could buy all the things I have waiting in my basket but can't quite stretch to at the moment as I'm on unpaid maternity leave. (Snow boots, winter coat, Julia Donaldson phonics books, new toaster!) The new toaster alone would be great as cooking toast under the grill takes aaaaages! grin

telsa Fri 22-Nov-13 13:30:37

TFL for sure. It would mean that the children and me and DP could spend our weekends cruising around London to all the fabulous free museums and parks and sites worth seeing, as well as visiting Nanny in the outer zone. DD wants to do some exploring - just going somewhere randomly and seeing what we find. We do what we can, but it costs so much that we often have to stay locally.

tinxx89 Fri 22-Nov-13 13:36:17

Would love to win m and s vouchers. Has been a rough year in terms of illness for our family (mum and OH grandpa). Budgets are tight so would love to have £500 to spend on an amazing Christmas spread!! Christmas magic for everyone in the fam.

FairyJen Fri 22-Nov-13 13:44:07

Amazon definitely. It would mean I wouldn't have to worry about the dc's birthdays/xmas etc for once.

Actually a day without worrying would be a wonderful gift for me voucher or not!

BitchinInTheKitchen Fri 22-Nov-13 15:39:43

My first choice would be Amazon, my second choice would be either m&s or next.

tracypenisbeaker Fri 22-Nov-13 16:24:16

Debenhams for me as I love their variety of clothing ranges and homeware. Not to mention perfumes smile

Punkatheart Fri 22-Nov-13 17:55:10

I would love M & S. My daughter is suffering from depression and I love to give her the best quality food I can. Getting treats from M & S is so lovely.

nobalance Fri 22-Nov-13 22:17:49

Amazon. Because I always seem to be spending money there! Whatever ut us I need they tend to have it

mawbroon Fri 22-Nov-13 22:45:52

Probably Homebase. Our house is a bit shabby at the moment and needs a bit of a facelift.

Amazon, without a doubt. Its so universal and what with living in the sticks it is so convenient.

M&S would be a close second but only so I could buy yummy yummy food grin

sherbetpips Sat 23-Nov-13 07:27:07

Lakeland for me. We are making more and more of our own food - bread, biscuits, cakes and that shop is a bakers heaven. Good quality and a fair price that helps me stretch our budget further whilst still treating everyone.

IceNoSlice Sat 23-Nov-13 07:34:00

I'd love to be altruistic enough to say a charity. I'd go for the Samaritans. But this is a very expensive time of year so I would have to choose M&S to pay for a lovely Christmas for my family.

The reason I'd choose M&S is that I think their click and collect service is excellent. My local M&S is not a big store but I can buy anything I need online, even outlet, and have it delivered to store for free. And the staff are great too. It would be amazing to have some Christmas treats from the food dept too.

If I could choose how the competition was set up though, and you could spend £500 at the freedom partners but not just one, I'd say £100 at each of: Samaritans, M&S, Next, Amazon and a restaurant. Spread the love!

LaTrucha Sat 23-Nov-13 07:34:18

I am torn between so many, but what would be really special for us is Legoland. The DCs and I have not yet been on an holiday, and I have just learned to drive so could get there, so this would be fantastic for us. We'd have a ball!

Chathampocket Sat 23-Nov-13 07:40:34

Oooh - my heart says M & S but my head says Amazon. Can get all presents sorted from tricky in-laws to picky teenagers. The range of products and brands is incredible at super competitive prices!

CheeryCherry Sat 23-Nov-13 07:47:58

If it was for me to spend on myself and home I would choose M&S so that I could splash out on new cotton bedding and towels, and then foodie treats for the family. Bliss smile

GirlWithTheDirtyShirt Sat 23-Nov-13 09:18:19

I think I'd be going for Premier Inn. We tend to use them quite a bit - we've made a tradition out of a family trip to London over Easter and £500 would mean we could do that and a couple of trips to the seaside too.

CheeseStrawWars Sat 23-Nov-13 10:34:41

I'd go for Debenhams. I'm rubbish at buying clothes online, and most of my wardrobe is older than my kids! Also, the kids will insist on growing out of their clothes, and with winter upon us, the ankle-flapping trouser look isn't very 'in'.

babymouse Sat 23-Nov-13 10:52:15

Amazon! We would have the best Christmas ever.

ataraxia Sat 23-Nov-13 11:04:14

I think it has to be Amazon - they just have so much choice and usually competitively priced

perfectstorm Sat 23-Nov-13 11:28:51

Action For Children. It's so close to Christmas, and it's wince inducing to realise how many have so little to celebrate. Be nice to know a little is headed towards a charity trying to improve that situation.

mummyofcutetwo Sat 23-Nov-13 11:30:43

I'd love to have a voucher for Legoland Windsor as I'd love to take my boys there for a well deserved treat. They're wonderful boys and I'd love to give them a trip to remember. DS1 wants to go to Disneyland as all his friends seem to be going and unfortunately we can't afford to go at the moment (a common tale these days...).

Both boys love Lego and I think all thoughts of Disneyland would be well and truly behind us if they could go to Legoland!

attachmentmummy Sat 23-Nov-13 11:40:49

Ooh, I'm torn between Amazon because I could get so much - books, toys, kitchen equipment, everything - or Haven to have next year's holiday booking done and dusted early! Tricky...

DragonPaws Sat 23-Nov-13 12:31:07

Amazon as so much cheaper than anywhere else so would get so much more. Customer service has always been good too. Could get toys for DD, present for DH and books for me all from the one site.

10thingsihateaboutpoo Sat 23-Nov-13 14:28:09

Crikey lots of choice, lots of places where £500 to spend would be amazing. I'd have to go for Lakeland. I lust after one of their heated airers which is raved about so much of MN, and we're still mostly using kitchen stuff from our student days (over a decade ago) so would be lovely to trade it in for some decent pans, crockery etc, and get some presents for family for christmas too.

They do lots of cooking at DD1's nursery so I could spend some of the vouchers getting them some new bits.

I love threads like this, daydreaming about how to spend a fantasy £500 is the sort of thing I really enjoy!!

ReluctantBeing Sat 23-Nov-13 14:35:56

Oh I would love it for Evans. It's disheartening to be large and have such a limited choice in clothing anyway, especially more so when the clothing isn't cheap. £500 would mean a whole new, seasonally suitable and up to date wardrobe. Amazing!

Ida3456 Sat 23-Nov-13 14:45:32

I would like to win a voucher for amazon. You can get just about anything in there, delivery is a bargain and very reliable and they always stock a range of stuff. I absolutely love the suggestions you get (clever marketing, of course!). At the moment I have my eye on many a bargain for Christmas on amazon. I would love to win!!

LauraTrashley Sat 23-Nov-13 16:23:18

Debenhams. We really need to spruce up our spare bedroom and I could get new bedding and accessories.

Uzma01 Sat 23-Nov-13 16:27:36

A Homebase voucher would be fab - so we could decorate the kids bedrooms which at the moment very bland and uninspiring. If there was a little left over - would love to tidy up the living room with a lick of paint to cover the pencil marks and grubby fingerprints!

DixieWest Sat 23-Nov-13 17:53:30

Goldsmiths, so I'll the have saved up enough to buy this ring to propose to my DP with a little bit sooner.

Amazon would get my vote too.

It would mean I could sort out all of the birthday/Christmas presents for the boys for the next year, it would mean I could fill my kindle and I'd also be able to feed our animals for a good few months.

bigwigg Sat 23-Nov-13 20:29:23

I would love a £500 voucher for Haven, my two little ones would love a caravan holiday near the beach somewhere but with being restricted to school holidays only now, I can't pay those prices! We went once when they were pre school age and they loved it.

bigwigg Sat 23-Nov-13 20:30:03

I would love a £500 voucher for Haven, my two little ones would love a caravan holiday near the beach somewhere but with being restricted to school holidays only now, I can't pay those prices! We went once when they were pre school age and they loved it.

fourmonthstogo Sat 23-Nov-13 21:32:07

Amazon too-there is very little you can't get from there!

CaptainSinker Sat 23-Nov-13 23:00:21

It would have to be M&S for me. Could get me, DP and DD some much needed clothes and top up the food shop with some treats.

TigerTrumpet Sun 24-Nov-13 00:11:26

I think M&S as I am obsessed with their pyjamas right now.

petalsandstars Sun 24-Nov-13 08:11:34

Wow that is a great list to choose from. For me the most useful would probably be Amazon as there is such a lot of choice from gifts to groceries and everything in between. Plus the bargains that you can find are always fabulous, although the temptation to fill my kindle with 300 new books would be hard to resist!

Otherwise it would have to be Debenhams as my wardrobe is sorely neglected in favour of the children so I would be ecstatic to be able to update my clothes without feeling guilty and selfish.

speedyboots Sun 24-Nov-13 08:23:40

I would love to win a voucher for boots so I could get some essentials for DS (eg pushchair, car seat) but also some lovely treats for me. Oh and maybe some christmas presents if I'm feeling generous.

hyenafunk Sun 24-Nov-13 08:26:14

Amazon for me as well because it's so versatile and there are so many categories of different things available. Plus Amazon have the best deals and are very efficient with postage. I love Amazon.

OPeaches Sun 24-Nov-13 11:00:58

Echoing lots of other posters, I'd love amazon vouchers too, just because amazon sell just about everything I could want!

Maiyakat Sun 24-Nov-13 14:27:21

Has to be Amazon for the amount of choice - mundane things like nappies but plenty of treats too!

DoItTooJulia Sun 24-Nov-13 15:13:25

I've enjoyed this series.

It would have to be an amazon voucher! I could treat everyone then!

Having said that a Pizza Hut voucher would be good, free pizza for aaaages!

milk Sun 24-Nov-13 16:49:22

Definitely Starbucks- with a £500 voucher I could get a Caramel Macchiato and a white hot chocolate once a week for a year grin

Ilovetoread Sun 24-Nov-13 19:36:41

For practicality it would have to be Homebase because our bathroom is in such a terrible state that it would be fantastic to receive £500 to put towards having a really good revamp. Oooh, a lovely new shower,loo and tiles, it would be bliss.

For frivolity it would have to be theatre tokens.With a family of 5 a trip to the West End to see Matilda (one of our favourite books) and The Lion King would be such an amazing treat for us all. We love the theatre and it would be such a fabulous experience for us and our children.

NotAFeminist Mon 25-Nov-13 11:04:15

I also didn't realise how many partners there were. There's so many good choices, too. I'd love the days out ones to take my son all over to see castles and sea life centres etc. Or a spa one to treat my husband (men can go to spa's right?!) as he works so hard and is quite tall and suffers with a bad back but I think the one I would most like to win a voucher for is Amazon as, like everyone has said, it has such a variety of things to buy. I would buy some more things for the house like a table and cupboards!! I would just use it to treat all of the family for Christmas and make it the best one as opposed to last year!!

mum2eci Mon 25-Nov-13 11:17:07

Amazon would be lovely. I do the majority of my christmas shopping there and this win would certainly help with that!! Prices always seem competitive and speedy delivery too. Love Amazon :-)

Cherryjellybean Mon 25-Nov-13 11:22:59

Amazon for sure! Although I would be happy with lots of other ones too!
Amazon is so varied with books, toys, music etc, it would be a one stop shop for so many things!

MissRee Mon 25-Nov-13 13:05:08

I would LOVE to win the voucher for Homebase - I'm desperately trying to decorate my 2-bed flat so that the 4 of us can buy a bigger house with a garden! Its in such a state of disrepair that we need all the help we can get when it comes to paying for it.

ShatnersBassoon Mon 25-Nov-13 17:27:51

M&S for me. £500 worth of their Walnut Whips would give me so much pleasure.

tinypumpkin Mon 25-Nov-13 21:12:26

Amazon here too for the reason of choice. Just something for everyone. Would treat my sister also who is having a really tough time at the moment as well as DH and the children of course. I am an Amazon lover. smile

janeyh31 Mon 25-Nov-13 22:37:42

I would love to win a haven voucher so I could take the family away & have some family time at the sea side. We have visited haven sites a few times & have always had a great time.

mamaduckbone Mon 25-Nov-13 23:05:26

Right now I would say Homebase as our whole house needs decorating and we could have lovely Farrow and Ball paint with that as well as Habitat bits and pieces that we can't bedlinen and a gorgeous pendant light for over the dining table.

Fumnudge Mon 25-Nov-13 23:23:26

Amazon too, you can treat everyone as they're so diverse. (They also do fat calf slim feet boots that don't cost the earth ��)

Ruby6918 Tue 26-Nov-13 02:19:43

id love to win vouchers for b&q i have a massive hole in my bathroom wall a broken toilet seat nothing matches, it is a sorry pitiful sight, and i HATE IT! I would be able to sit on my loo and sigh with sense of happiness instead of DREAD.

AndHarry Tue 26-Nov-13 08:29:44

I would most like to win £500 at Premier Inn so me, DH and the DC could spend the next half term holiday exploring different parts of the country.

Spirael Tue 26-Nov-13 10:01:18

A vote for Homebase here. We're in the process of decorating and furnishing a previously bare room as a bedroom for DD to move into so that the nursery becomes free for her baby sibling due next year!

SantaIKnowHimIKnowHim Tue 26-Nov-13 11:50:55

I'd love to win a voucher for Cineworld, as I recently took our two small ones to the cinema and nearly fainted when I'd bought the tickets, got the popcorn and drinks etc!
You'd need to take out a small mortgage to go anywhere near frequently! smile
We loved the cinema, though it's a great family day out. So I'd love to win cinema vouchers to see some great kids films for the children and me and some rom com type chick flicks for me, and maybe some action types ones if I decide to take DH for a 'romantic' evening out. grin

DixieWest Tue 26-Nov-13 14:15:04

Also I think I should win because I've just been accepted for a barclaycard off the back of this thread grin. Could stick the ring on my new card ;).

MaryannM Tue 26-Nov-13 14:38:31

I'd love to win a voucher for homebase. We have so much renovating that needs to be done in our house but can only go along as we can afford doing little bits here and there and never really getting anywhere in a hurry. A voucher from homebase could help us to get so much done, especially with creating a kids play area upstairs. :-)

DoctorGilbertson Tue 26-Nov-13 19:12:59

Marks and Spencers for me, I think with a bit going to Unicef.

But having read through the thread everyone else has such good ideas (I loved the holiday at Premier Inn idea). M&S anyway, I think.

joeyhanmum Tue 26-Nov-13 20:11:48

Amazon might look after their customers but I'm not sure about their staff after watching a documentary last night, I was pretty shocked! I hadn't come across Freedom Parters before even though DP is a customer of Barclays. Makes a change to be able to support to charities through a reward scheme as well as use points at retailers. I would donate half to ABF The Soldiers Charity because I know from personal experience that military life is really tough, especially at Christmas if loved ones are abroad, and the charity could help struggling families. The rest I'd put towards treating my hardworking DP and little DD and Ddog (have I missed an acronym for pets?) to a Hoseasons break.

Amazon- most of my salary is spent here. Amazon deliver! So I dont have to go to the shops... what is better than that?

FoofFighter Tue 26-Nov-13 21:36:25

In my dream world it would be Starbucks, I could EASILY spend £500 on gingerbread lattes as it's my little escape place for some me-time with a newspaper or a book.

In reality I would have to pick something a bit more sensible like Marks & Spencer so I could get some clothes, some homewares and some lovely nosh.

Tigerbomb Tue 26-Nov-13 21:42:24

I just want to say thank you for this thread - I didnt know about the points and have just gone online and claimed mine

It's absolutey nowhere near £500 and if I won I would wish for vouchers for Curry's/PC World. I am desperate for a new laptop for my daughter, it would help so much for her job search/cv's etc

kateandme Wed 27-Nov-13 03:40:03

i would say amazon.becasue it would mean i would have money for presents in the coming need for them.i dont have any money and so to actually be able to buy gifts for people i love on their special days and celebrations would be amazing.
it would stop me feeling so worhtless with guilt becasue i cant give them anything.

MadMonkeys Wed 27-Nov-13 09:24:24

I'd choose Next because i love their clothes (for my daughters) but our budget doesn't stretch that far.

serendipity1980 Wed 27-Nov-13 14:17:05

I would definitely like to receive a voucher for Amazon, they offer so many different products, I could treat my whole family, buy some furniture etc. I'm not restricted and they always have great customer service. Thanks for entering me into the draw.

BooMeowson Wed 27-Nov-13 14:22:06

God I'm so torn!

It'd be nice to win £500 for the Samaritans, it really would. But then I would also like £500 to spend at TGI Fridays and have steaks till I was sick!

But I think most of all I would love a Amazon voucher, but I really hate myself saying it. It'd be nice to splurge at Debenhams or something but how could I miss the opportunity of free nappies for a year?! It's my son's first birthday next year - would be nice to also get him some books and toys and things, and I could have a spend in their grocery section.

So boring though sad

MollyBerry Wed 27-Nov-13 18:08:10

I'd love to win £500 of Amazon vouchers just because of teh plethora of things you can get on there.

(If I was allowed a second choice I'd say TFL because the price of transport is crippling me although it is encouraging to walk more and take transport less)

FDalal1 Wed 27-Nov-13 19:18:36

I would love to win vouchers for Amazon.

There are so many different things I want to buy. New PS4 games for my husband, treats for my LO and bits and bobs for the house.

The reason why I chose Amazon because you can buy many different things in one place and also browse for the best price. I love the ease of shopping with Amazon and the reviews are usualy spot on. Overall great site to shop and would love to spend more with them.

santosc Thu 28-Nov-13 10:47:54

Definately would have to be Amazon.

You can buy absolutely anything in Amazon nowadays so £500 would stretch a long way. Clothes, Furniture, Technology, Toys, Books both new and used and downloadable too, Music, even beauty products and groceries. You could literally do your whole Xmas gift shopping there, and the beauty of it is, you have it all delivered to your front door! Something doesn't fit or arrives damaged, no problem returns process is simple and speedy!

KatieBMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 28-Nov-13 11:07:18

Thanks for all your comments. The winner of the prize draw is...


Congratulations, I'll PM you for your details.

BooMeowson Thu 28-Nov-13 12:05:49

Aww Viv congratulations! Just had a nosey through to see what you would have spent it on - a toaster! Enjoy! After I had the baby I really honestly couldn't eat enough toast. The first month was essentially Toast and Judge Judy on the telly grin

DrPosh Thu 28-Nov-13 21:35:38

Would love to take all the kids to TGI Fridays

michelleblane Mon 02-Dec-13 20:05:52

I'd love to win vouchers for Marks and Spencer. I love their food, (especially the £10 special meals). I'm a great fan of their children's clothes, and it is the only place I buy my nightwear and undies!!. Their adult clothes are such good quality too.

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