You know I LOVE a good freebie! Well a month or so ago, my sis noticed that the new L'Occitane shop in Meadowhall shopping centre combined with Woman and Home magazine was having a pamper night - £10 per ticket. Did I want to go? Well yes, so I tried to get us tickets, but they were all sold out. However, about 2 weeks later, an invite appeared through my letter box with 1 free ticket!! (I think this may have been because I once had a free trial of Woman & Home via Martin Lewis's Money Saving Expert website - freebie forum).
So last night night - I toddled along. What a fabulous "pick me up" evening. I was treated to 3 glasses of champagne, sandwiches, a make up session (I could choose between makeup, a facial or hand massage) and a goody bag containing 12 full size products worth £78! Now that's what I call a freebie. I have to say that the products are divine. I also have to say that the staff in the shop were all really lovely. I now want to be as young, and slim, and beautiful, and fragrant as a L'Occitane Lady.
Also - whilst on the subject of freebies, if you take an old dried up mascara to the Clinique counter in Boots, you can drop it into a box they have and walk away with a free Clinique mascara (offer only on until early next week I think). I don't know if this applies to Clinique counters in other stores too, but Boots in Meadowhall had plenty left.