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Hi, I wonder if I have to start to worry about my obsession with freebies. Is there anyone else in the same boat? I am in maternity leave so maybe this is the reason but there is not day I get anything for free 😅

GSM
23 days ago
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sarahgreen15
sarahgreen1523 days ago

I realised I had a bit of an issue when I was getting random clutter that I really didn’t need and wasn’t worth anything to start with... like a single sheet of stickers 🤦🏻‍♀️ i never found good ones so stopped bothering!

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Lynibis
Lynibis23 days ago

A good rule for life in general is to not go for something unless you really need it or genuinely want to try it. Getting something you don't really want/need means someone else who could have used it may miss out. I am a competition freak but I only enter those I really want to win and can use for myself or someone I love who could use it. For example, there are no babies in our family so would not want to win a pram which a young mum to be may desperately need.

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JoTarpley
JoTarpley19 days ago

LynibisI'm so pleased you posted that comment Lyn, let's hope some take notice of it, although I won't hold my breath!! 🙄😉 x

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lornaae
lornaae23 days ago

In the past I applied for all sorts but now I only apply for it if I actually have a use/interest for it

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LordUnbox
LordUnbox22 days ago

I naturally went towards only getting the freebies I want to use, will use or want to try.

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lornaae
lornaae22 days ago

LordUnbox that's good, I didn't particularly go too crazy with it but there were some I applied for with the mindset of 'that might come in handy' and then it's still unused. Now I only apply if I know I'm going to use it 🙂

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angemski
angemski23 days ago

I did start out collecting anything and everything but learned pretty quickly that if you order it - you have to store it. I now only order what I think I will use. The exception to that rule is fragrance samples that I share with friends and family.

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Golfforall
Golfforall22 days ago

There is no such thing as a free lunch . The best that will happen is getting bombarded with phone calls and emails . The worst , that someone can piece your identity together in order to defraud you .

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Imnotcheap
Imnotcheap22 days ago

Soon you won't have time to order those freebies. So will no longer be an issue. I don't get as many as I used to mainly because of time really

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RegularComper90
RegularComper9019 days ago

I find that really good worthwhile freebies are becoming harder and harder to find, unless you are willing to pay for the postage which is becoming more and more expensive. Because of this, I am not at all obsessed with freebies as much as I was 5-10 years ago. Though I do apply for the odd grass sample so that I can make a little garden for my dolls house.

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JoTarpley
JoTarpley19 days ago

RegularComper90Aha RegularComper90, you like Dolls Houses!! I went through a phase of buying them you know, I didn't have time to do them, I just kept buying them off ebay 🙄 I got cluttered up with 7 and then if that wasn't enough, I started on the furniture, I bought some amazing things, soooooo amazing in fact that they filled 9 Tesco delivery baskets to over flowing, it was an absolute nightmare 😂 in the end I had to send the furniture to the local Auction and I got about £35 for it all and I gave some houses away to a Charity raising money, honestly, I must have lost a small fortune but it was great fun at the time!! 😀 😂 🤣

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