Monday, 14 April 2008

Another great find! Fancy a Free DVD

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Ok, so, last week I mentioned the 1000 creme eggs competition and 100,000 buttons competition that I had come across. Well, I got an email from Fair Exchange about more competitions up for grabs, and in the newsletter there was a prompt through to a site called the Free DVD Club.

I checked out the site and it looked pretty good.
Not a competitions site but a freebie site, and not rubbish freebies, but an actual DVD.

A pretty awesome quote on the Free DVD Club website -
Laura Clarke says on the 'FreeUK Stuff' website: "Absolute perfect freebie Turns up less than a week after requested in a nice white padded envelope. DVD... with full graphics and bumph 10 out of ten"

So I figured, why not. I’ve registered for competitions through Fair Exchange before and had no problems, so I registered for Free DVD Club.

First of all I selected my DVD, I choose Matrix Reloaded (There are loads of DVDs to choose from across loads of genres) and then went through a pretty normal registration process, pretty similar to Fair Exchange asking me for my name and address - for posting purposes I guess, my telephone number and age, sex and marital status.

Then I went through a 12 page survey - pretty general stuff, and then at the end of the survey it said my DVD was on its way.

That was 4 days ago, I received my copy of Matrix reloaded this morning, and to be honest, even though it said I was going to get a free DVD, I still had my suspicions, but there it was, on the floor by the door, my very own copy of Matrix Reloaded, all for filling out a quick survey, not bad ey? Great freebie and something for nothing.

Check it out at and see what you can get your hands on.

Readers - lets share our great freebie experiences and post so others can read about them

Baked bean diet wins weight loss competition

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Found this great storry the other day about a man that lost 10 stone in 9 months by eating nothing but baked beans - a true rival to the atkins diet! What a competition.

Neil King, a mechanic from Essex, claims that the diet, which has seen him munch through 1,500 cans of beans, caused his weight to fall from 30 stone to just under 20 stone, reports the Daily Mirror.

The 40-year-old was given the incentive to lose weight when doctors warned him that his old diet would put him at risk of bowel cancer, which killed his mother.

Mr Kings used to consume a pack of biscuits for breakfast, two chocolate bars as a snack, a full English breakfast at lunch, a couple of packets of crisps and a roast dinner every day.

To finish, he would then sip up to eight pints of lager and pick up a kebab for supper.

Speaking to the paper about the new diet, Mr King said: "Some people think I'm mad but I love the taste and the weight has been dropping off."

Earlier this week, a Canterbury man announced he would spend the next year eating nothing but food he has foraged - including wild mushrooms, berries and roadkill, according to the Daily Mail.

I'm not a massive fan of all these crazy diets - all things in moderation I say - 3 meals a day, 3 gym sessions in a week - sees me through. Each to their own I suppose! What works for one doesnt work for all I guess.

Thursday, 10 April 2008

Fancy 100,000 milk Chocolate buttons

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Now this is random -Fair Exchange, a Uk based competitions and offers site are offering anybody and everybody a chance to win 100,000 milk chocolate Cadbury buttons, and as crazy as it sounds, its actually a genuine competition.

Check it out see what you think....... have you ever seen a competition like this before?

I registered for Fair Exchange two weeks ago when I came across a competition to win 1000 Cadbury Creme Eggs!!

This competition is also available directly from the site along with loads of other cool offers and random competitions. This is definately a must for all those chocolate lovers out there - my missus is definately a fan!

With so many of these sorts of sites available a couple of instant concerns prop up which I would imagine is faily uniformed like.....

A) Will I catually get anything back from them?
B) Will I get hammered with SPAM

By registering I got some fair points, dont really know what to do with them, other than to use them when playing their online games, which is fair enough I guess. But I think the best thing is, since registering with this competitions site, I havent been spammed, so big thumbs up on that front!

Dont you just love a good find? I certainly do - especially when its really random - something different and something for nothing.

Robber gives up the game for a cup of tea

An armed robber is being quizzed by police in Cesky Tesin, northern Czech Republic after he gave up his attempt to raid a shop after a worker offered him a "nice cup of tea and a piece of cake".

The raider, armed with a gun, stormed the supermarket and demanded that shop assistant Marketa Vachova hand over cash, according to Ananova.

Ms Vachova told the site that she thought he "seemed like a nice young man", even though a Spiderman mask covered the robber's face."I asked him why he was doing this and we got talking," she explained."There was no one else in the shop so I guess he relaxed a bit, and in the end he apologised," continued the 59-year-old.

Ms Vachova then told the man he could have a cup of tea and a slice of cake while they talked, which gave the thief the incentive to give up on his crime.

However, police are still searching for the criminal, and have said he faces ten years in prison for attempted robbery.Last month, 66-year-old grandmother Mary Chamberlain chased and arrested a 22-year-old man suspected of raiding her local KFC in Portland, Oregon.

Wolf offers friendship to goat

And the winner of the most unlikely sweethearts competition goes too......... a wolf and a goat

A Chinese zoo have reported that a goat and a wolf have become best friends after being accidentally introduced at White Tower Park zoo in Nanchong City.

Keeper Mr Xu told the paper that the wolf bolted from its unlocked cage when a goat was let out to eat and began howling at the frightened animal."The goat was so scared you could see her legs shaking," he explained.Mr Xu separated the two animals but later noticed over the next two nights they "exchanged howls and baas".

After five days, he decided to put the traditional predator and prey in the same cage."We thought, since they so much wanted to, why not put them together? It's really rare for a wolf and a goat to be so close," he said.

The two are now inseparable and Mr Xu claims that if the goat goes away, the wolf will howl until she returns.Last month, reported that a Great Dane and a tiny Tibetan kitten have stunned locals in Auckland by becoming close pals.

Another great random story.

Man quizzed over hedgehog games

Another great story from around the world - surely there should be a competition for the most random behaviour.

It could quite possibly win the most laughable weapon competition, but believe it or not, a man has been arrested in New Zealand for using a hedgehog as a missile in small town Whakatane, Bay of plenty.

William Singalargh was arrested after allegedly hurling the spiky creature at a 15-year-old boy, and senior sergeant Bruce Jenkins of teh local police department told the paper: "It hit the victim in the leg, causing a large, red welt and several puncture marks."

He was arrested shortly afterwards for assault with a weapon, namely the hedgehog."The 27-year-old could face a five-year jail sentence if he is convicted of the charge on April 17th for public abuse and wildlife endangerment.Police could not confirm to the paper if alcohol played a part in the incident or if the hedgehog was dead or alive at the time of the alleged incident - although it was dead when later collected as evidence.

What I want to know is......what did the hedgehog do to deserve such punishment?!?