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Bounty Packs

(26 Posts)
missnatalie Tue 11-Sep-07 14:28:11

Anyone know when we get our first one. A girl at work is 11w PG and got hers today. Im 17w and still havnt been given one. Feel like im missing out on something grin

Nat x

CatIsSleepy Tue 11-Sep-07 14:30:04

I didn't get one until I'd given birth
don't think it had anything that wonderful in!

bobsmum Tue 11-Sep-07 14:32:24

You're missing nothing really! Just loads and loads of leaflets - the kind that fall out of every baby catalogue on the planet. There might be a piece of free chewing gum or a sachet of cuppa soup or something like that - but really that's it!!

The one in the hospital is a bit better with sudocrem in a teeny pot and some soap etc, but otherwise it's just adverts for formula milk - really disappointing.

sparklygothkat Tue 11-Sep-07 14:34:46

Missnatalie!!!! grin you must be so thrilled!!! I must have missed that announcement!!! grin I didn't get given mine till about 30 weeks, and it was only because I asked, they sometimes forget to give them out at the booking in appointment. If you redemm the vouncher in the pack at asda you also get a £5 vouncer for baby stuff

lailasmum Tue 11-Sep-07 14:36:01

its basically a bag of advertising, you are not missing much.

lulumama Tue 11-Sep-07 14:36:15

glad to hear your happy news

the bounty packs are really not that great, but if you want one, go on their website...

mumzyof2 Tue 11-Sep-07 14:36:45

I dont think I got mine until I gave birth, but cant you get a voucher for the pregnancy one and redeem it in Boots, I think I tried, but they'd run out of packs. There isnt much in them though. Its full of adverts to make it look like its full of stuff.

missnatalie Tue 11-Sep-07 14:37:34

Oh. Thats rubbish. I thought that there would be lots of samples for stretch mark creams etc and money off coupons. Think ill just buy the mags. Probably get more from them.

By the way Mother and Baby magazine this month has some goodies included. A rattle, dummy, huggies baby wipes (the ones in the red packet). And of course the mag is a goot reat too wink grin

sparklygothkat Tue 11-Sep-07 14:40:30

mine had nothing in the one from the hospital, just leaflets, but did have a vouncer for Boots or Asda, which yu redemn for the actual pack, and it had some washing powder, a nappy, some breast pads, and lots of money off vouncers for asda

missnatalie Tue 11-Sep-07 14:42:50

Thanks everyone.

Sparkly - i kept this pregnancy quite for as long as possible due to whats happened in the past. Suspected another EP at first then another MC (had quite alot of bleeding) but all turned out ok. Touch wood its still going ok. Bought a doppler at 10w and have been listening to the HB 2x a day since then. Also last week started feeling movements. Im keeping everything crossed that everything goes smoothly this time. OMG i cant beleive how far gone you are already!! Where does the time go. Do you know what flavour your having yet?

sparklygothkat Tue 11-Sep-07 14:44:12

i am 32 weeks this week shock and its a boy I am so happy for you!! Told you that you could do it

missnatalie Tue 11-Sep-07 14:48:02

Aww how cute. Got a feeling that this one is a boy but would be happy with a girl. As long as its healthy ill be happy.

At the time everyone, inc yourself told me that it would happen, i really didnt think it would. But i got there in the end. Just hoping that this one stays put long enough.

sparklygothkat Tue 11-Sep-07 14:51:16

i am now getting panicky because I gave birth prematurely to DD1 at 31 weeks (which I am past now) and 33 weeks with dd2. But they did discover that I have a clotting disorder and have been on aspirin since 10 weeks and injecting clexane since 27 weeks

missnatalie Tue 11-Sep-07 14:57:10

Im sure that everything will be ok sparkly. Are they keeping a close eye on you hun. This will be your 3rd birth right? And you know what they say 3rd time lucky. You never know this one may come late and you'll still be preggers at 41w shock grin.

sparklygothkat Tue 11-Sep-07 14:58:51

This is my 4th!!! DS was born at 35 weeks so will be panicking then too.. lol. They are keeping a close eye on me
Have to go and pick up the kids but will be back soon

missnatalie Tue 11-Sep-07 15:06:38

Ok speak soon x

biglips Tue 11-Sep-07 15:07:58

i didnt get one till the baby was born

StellaPolaris Tue 11-Sep-07 15:16:09

A bounty pack is usually just you trading your personal details to a company that sells them on just about ANY manufacturer of something baby related in exchange for getting a small sample pack of fairy non bio, or some fabric conditioner, and some leaflets. Oh, and maybe on Muslin square if you are lucky.

StellaPolaris Tue 11-Sep-07 15:17:01

oh, and I have a loopy keyboard so please disregard spelling miskates, as I dont want to be flamed for that.....

mumzyof2 Tue 11-Sep-07 15:33:25

Well said SP.

UnquietDad Tue 11-Sep-07 15:35:23

I remember DW was disppointed when we got our Bounty pack. She thought we were going to get some coconut chocolate bars in it.

MrsMar Tue 11-Sep-07 16:11:58

Now THAT would be nice... hmmm a nice bounty bar and a cup of tea post birth!

bobsmum Tue 11-Sep-07 16:15:05

I remember a thread a while back where some mums had refused the bounty pack because they knew it just meant a whole heap of junk mail. If you accept it, your name is put on every mailing list under the sun.

Ididn't know that until recently, although it seems obvious now blush so next time I'll probably say no unless the freebies are astonishing!!

MrsMar Tue 11-Sep-07 16:18:24

Someone did tell me that the forms you need for child benefit are in there, or is that rubbish?

StellaPolaris Tue 11-Sep-07 23:16:46

MrsMar, I dont know if they are. I think I ordered mine of the inland revenue website. The Bounty pack is for sure not the only place to get those forms, if they are in there...

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