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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.

RemusLupinsBiggestGroupie Tue 19-Nov-13 18:18:31

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.

Titsalinabumsquash Wed 20-Nov-13 12:08:02

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!

supermariossister Wed 20-Nov-13 12:28:22

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.

supermariossister Wed 20-Nov-13 12:37:43

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.

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