Martin made me go and buy shoes for work!

Martin made me go and buy shoes for work!

Not my blog this time, but from MSE Archna, who as part of her arduous work, I forced to go and research shoe discounts for the weekly e-mail. Over to Archie…

“I can’t deny it, pretty shoes make my heart flutter and blood pound. So when Martin needed someone to check out a potential loophole at posh shoe shop Kurt Geiger, I was straight out the door. The deal was, buy a copy of magazine Elle for £3.50 and get a £15 gift card to spend in-store. What we needed to find out was if more than one gift card could be used per transaction: if so this was going to be a MAJOR loophole for the weekly email. I knew my MoneySaving credibility was depending on this, so armed with four copies of Elle (paid for by Martin of course!) and my most charming smile, I headed to the mammoth Westfield centre on my mission, convinced I would succeed.

Now, I hadn’t realised you had to register the cards online so I nipped to the Apple store on the way to nick the internet and register the cards. First obstacle: you can only register one card per email address, but I sneakily used a couple of spare ones with success.

After chatting up the sales assistant and tottering around in some fierce heels I picked the cheapest shoes I could find (for £55) and went in for the kill, handing over the four giftcards and my (cashback) credit card in one go. Just when I thought I was going to get away with it, my new BFF handed them back and shook her head. Sadly no amount of sweet talking could change her mind, even when I pointed out the ts and cs didn’t forbid it. Back to MSE Towers it was, red-faced and minus the free shoes. Still, being paid to try on shoes is never a bad thing!”

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