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>> Wednesday, 24 November 2010




'Imagine you won £40,000', Paypal said.  Imagine what you could do with it.  And then write about it.



How hard could that be? Well, harder than you might imagine, but here goes anyway.



Imagine; 40 grand, in your hand...   Paypal are billing it as a year's salary; all you have to do to enter is to buy something using Paypal and every single time you do so you're given a new entry to their weekly draw.



(Click here to get the details, and click here to see the t's and c's...)



So I started to think what I might buy with an extra £40,000.  Sadly, that wouldn't do the biggies, like putting the kids through university (well, it might one of them, but it's highly unlikely both of them by the time 12 years or so have passed given recent developments), or paying off the mortgage (some hope), but it could certainly make life more comfortable for a while.  I mean, I could blow it all in splurges on holidays, a new car,  flights back to the UK, a couple of mini-breaks, and perhaps some subtle plastic surgery or dental work (what? What?  I'm surrounded by perky Americans who make my smile feel just a little outshone and my chest, well...)



But back in the real world I think my sensible head would take over and I would end up using it to pay for stuff we actually need.  Well, when I say that, I mean stuff we need that I could buy from online retails who take Paypal.   It would probably get spent on computers for the kids, a new camera, purchases on i-tunes and other such 'essentials'. 



The good news of course is that the number of retailers accepting Paypal is increasing.  Which also means that I might also get to fritter some of it away on stuff for my own personal Christmas list, a work in progress but which is already taking shape...  First indications are that it may include, the new Issey Miyake perfume (which I've heard shouldn't work, but does) and a new toothbrush from Boots, a new necklace, a new dress, & a pair of jeans from Miss Sixty 



Watch this space for updates - especially if you happen to be my Husband...



This, in case you hadn't worked it out by now, was both a sponsored post  and a first attempt at steering my Husband - if he reads this - in the right direction for this year's presents.  Wish me luck...


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4 comments:

Domestic Goddesque 24 November 2010 at 20:13  

Good luck. I may yet take a leaf out of your book and post my christmas list online, instead of doing what I usually do, which is buy it all myself then hand it to him to wrap!

Tattie Weasle 24 November 2010 at 20:58  

Here's hoping he's reading and thinking that this may not be a bad way to nudge mine too!

London City Mum 25 November 2010 at 11:07  

I love it because you are sooooo subtle!

Have you bludgeoned him yet and dragged his eyes towards the post?

LCM x

Potty Mummy 25 November 2010 at 12:41  

DG, sadly I have tried this before - and been roundly ignored by my family. Oh well, try, try, and try again...

TW, give it a shot - you never know!

LCM, subtle? (Oh, I see, that was a joke...). As for bludgeoning, well it may happen but will probably be nothing to do with my Christmas list!

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