Monday, 23 November 2015

HALL OF FAME WEEK


OK in for a penny, in for a pound as we say. Well, someone says that.

Here's the thing lovely readers. I am English. We don't do Thanksgiving. We do Harvest Festival. And that has been and gone. We donate a lot of cupboard goods to the school and church collection points and that is then distributed amongst homeless shelters. My family also have a large clearout and donate clothing and winter coats/toys etc pre-Christmas. It's good for the soul. You get what you give.

At no point in this process do we think 'Ooh lovely I'll have 50% off that Amazon deal as well thanks.'.

Having said that, I recognise that all of the online retailers that ship internationally have to 'keep up with the Joneses' and the Joneses, in this case, are their competitors in the USA and Canada. And who doesn't love a bargain?

However. There are plenty of bloggers already showing you where the upcoming offers are to be had.

I instead, would like to introduce you to my 'Hall of Fame' week and alongside that, sneak in a few peeks to my third collaboration with Cult Beauty by way of the luxury 'Box of Dreams' that launches 'soon'. I've been a bit tight with the Hall of Fame love lately and it's time to rectify that situation.

The first Hall of Fame entrant is up this evening. And it's in the new box. Later in the week there will be other offers similar to the Kate Somerville one last week, and further peeks to the box.

Don't spend all your money on that Paperwhite Kindle. Just sayin'. ;)

And for my family in Tennessee and Mississippi and my friends across the States and Canada....  


13 comments:

  1. I resisted the first 2 boxes.... and now there's a 3rd one! Why do I suspect you are going to outdo yourself.... and consequently I'll end up broke for Christmas?!

    Good on you for getting the kids to give whatever they don't need to charity (AND they're doing the clearing out themselves, while your relax with a glass of wine... OK not quite, because, AS IF!)

    Sending some love your way for all the love you give us year-round :)

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  2. I just wanted to say thank you for this. Pretty sure the original thanksgivers weren't sharpening their elbows in anticipation of "black friday" bargain grabbing. It really is the worst sort of consumerist mania. And I don't want to sound all hand wringy, I love a bargain as much as the next person and I don't scrimp on things that I need (and ok, sometimes just want). But I do try and think carefully about whether I can live without "stuff", I regularly clear out my wardrobe and I buy extra for food banks.

    I just know, in my bones, that these "black Friday bargains" are not as shiny as they seem. People seem to go mad, I did not use the term mania lightly. Because offers are so limited people are panicked into "needing" things that they don't really, rat her than makin considered purchases. And the only winners are the huge conglomerates like Walmart and Amazon.

    Anyway, rant over. Really looking forward to seeing what is in box #3. And happy holidays...

    www.gildedmagpie.com

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  3. Thanks Caroline! But Thanksgiving in Canada is in October! We don't celebrate with those crazies to the south ;)
    Looking forward to hall of fame week!!! xo

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    1. Exactly what I was going to post! We're well past Thanksgiving here, nor do we associate the holiday with shopping. That's what Boxing Day is for ;-)

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  4. Already did the clothes clear out a couple of months ago. Our school collects clothes twice a year which are then sent to an African charity the school does a lot of work for.
    Last time you wrote about your kids clearing out their rooms you inspired me to tell my kids they won't be getting any holiday presents if they don't clear out some toys. They did that last weekend and I've already given some away to friends with younger kids, who are super happy!
    Already signed up for the box's mailing list!

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  5. Thanks Caroline for the Thanksgiving greetings! Much love from an American fan living in Ireland xoxo

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  6. Emma Hardie Cleansing Balm was £25.00 on Feelunique today, usually it's £38.00 bargain!

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    1. I'm all over that right now! Thanks for tip X

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  7. Great to see more blog posts - some of us are too fidgety to sit still long enough to watch a vlog! ;)

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  8. Hi Caroline Christmas is Christmas call a spade a spade, also give clothes clear out to cancer uk, 7 give to the food bank in supermarket ( There for the grace of god go I)

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  9. I refuse to shop on Thanksgiving (here in the U.S.). Not because I am opposed to shopping on Thanksgiving, but because those poor people who work at the stores usually don't have a choice but to work on Thanksgiving. My manager at a local Simon mall here in Wichita actually got fired for giving me a day off around Christmas. If we consumers don't show up, they won't open up on holidays.

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  10. I refuse to shop on Thanksgiving (here in the U.S.). Not because I am opposed to shopping on Thanksgiving, but because those poor people who work at the stores usually don't have a choice but to work on Thanksgiving. My manager at a local Simon mall here in Wichita actually got fired for giving me a day off around Christmas. If we consumers don't show up, they won't open up on holidays.

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