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Penny Post Special Offers for the 500th Newsletter

As promised, we would like to present you with some wonderful offers to celebrate our 500th e-newsletter on 21 September 2017.

So – what’s the choice? A pretty wide one as we hope you’ll agree. It ranges from woodworking classes to pet-food vouchers, from a free computer to a free books, from lardy cake to sausages and from facials to MOTs. 

At the foot of each offer is the validity period. In the case of ‘first come, first served’ this means what it says, so if you want to take advantage of the offer please act soon.

ONLY ONE ‘FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED’ OFFER WILL BE AVAILABLE PER APPLICANT

Two volumes of poetry by Steve Wallis

West Berkshire poet Steve Wallis has written two books – Common Words: Greenham Common Poetry and Along the Way: Kennet & Avon Canal Poetry – which evocatively chronicle various aspects of these two aspects of the local landscape.
• The offer: a free copy of each of these books is available to a Penny Post reader.
• To apply: email competitions@pennypost.org.uk with the subject ‘Wallis‘. We shall notify the first person who contacts us in this way and arrange collection or delivery of the books with you directly.
First come, first served.

 

Free copies of A Travel Guide from Big Idea to Business Case

John Jukes from Fornix is on a mission to make people realise that project management is not a tick-box exercise but a valuable tool in bringing ideas to life. His ambition is the focus of this book, A Travel Guide from Big Idea to Business Case. It’s amusing, readable and inspirational – particularly for young people who would like to set up their own business but are not sure how to go about it.
• The offer: Three copies of this book are available free of charge to Penny Post readers.
• To apply: email competitions@pennypost.org.uk with the subject ‘Jukes‘ with your answer to the following question: in which city in the UK is Fornix based? Three winners will be selected from the correct entries and will be notified by email. Copies of the book can be collected from the Hungerford Bookshop.
Offer available until 6pm on Monday 23 October 2017.

Free books from the Hungerford Bookshop

Hungerford Bookshop Totally Locally OfferThe Hungerford Bookshop is an award-winning independent retailer in Hungerford High Street which prides itself on its range of titles, its experienced and knowledgeable staff and its excellent customer service.
• The offer: If you spend more than £20 at the Bookshop and quote ‘Penny Post’ you will also receive a free book, as chosen by the bookshop staff, from their collection of overstocks and proof copies.
To apply: visit the bookshop (offer not available with online orders), make your purchase and quote ‘Penny Post’.
Offer available until close of business on 31 October 2017 and while such stocks last.

 

The following offers have been redeemed. However feel free to contact the companies directly if you wish to enquire about this or other products or services or to request that you be added to their mailing list so that you can receive any future offers from them directly. It’s also possible that they will make similar offers through Penny Post in the future. If so, these will be publicised in the weekly newsletters.

Free Green Machine laptop or PC for a local voluntary group

Ramsbury-based Green Machine Computers is an IT company which recycles computers, provides customer and business support and offers discounted equipment and services to charities and those on low incomes. Green Machine is offering a free laptop or PC to a local charity or community group via Penny Post.
• To apply: email competitions@pennypost.org.uk with the subject ‘Computer‘. Please also provide your charity or social enterprise number, or some other evidence of the organisation’s not-for-profit status, and say in 20 words or fewer why you would like to receive the laptop or PC. The winning entry will be selected by Green Machine and Penny Post.
Closing date: 6pm on Monday 16 October.

Facial from Andresa Skin Clinic

facialAndresa Exclusive Skin Health Clinic near Woolhampton offers bespoke, non-surgical skincare and anti-ageing therapies as well as a wide range of beauty treatments.
• The offer: Andresa is offering  a free relaxing 30-minute facial to a Penny Post reader.
To apply: email competitions@pennypost.org.uk with the subject ‘Andresa‘ with the answer to the following question: name two skin conditions that Andresa Aesthetics has experience in treating. One winning entry will be selected at random. We shall notify the winner and provide Andresa’s contact details for you to book your facial with them directly.
Closing date: 6pm Wednesday 18 October.

Sausage hamper from Cook & Butcher, Thatcham

Cook & Butcher, based in Thatcham, is a traditional butchers and delicatessen many of whose products have a decidedly modern and original twist to them.
• The offer: Cook & Butcher is happy to offer a Penny Post reader a hamper of its famous specialty sausages.
• To apply: visit their website by clicking here, wherein you’ll find the answer to the following question: from which local farm does Cook & Butcher in Thatcham get its native beef from? Then email your answer to competitions@pennypost.org.uk with the subject ‘Sausages‘ with your answer. One winning entry will be selected at random. We shall notify the winner and provide Cook & Butcher’s contact details for you to arrange delivery of your hamper with them directly.
Closing date: 6pm Friday 11 October.

Spoon-carving workshop with Oneday Woodcraft

Chris Allen of Oneday Woodcraft is a green woodworker specialising in creating hand-crafted utensils who also runs a range of courses and classes.
• The offer: Chris is offering a £50 discount voucher for any one of his spoon-carving courses in 2018.
• To apply: email competitions@pennypost.org.uk with the subject ‘Woodwork‘. We shall notify the first person who contacts us in this way and provide Chris’ contact details for the recipient to book the course with him directly.
First come, first served.
• This offer has now been redeemed.

Voucher for two at the Live, Laugh, Love Ladies Club

Live, Laugh Love Ladies Club, which meets locally at The Pelican in Froxfield, provides a informal and relaxing environment for women to meet, eat and listen to inspirational guest speakers.
• The offer: A pair of tickets for the Live Laugh Love Ladies Evening Club with Ellen Watts.
• To apply: email competitions@pennypost.org.uk with the subject ‘Froxfield‘. We shall then put you in touch with the organisers to book your places. Click here to see details of forthcoming events in Froxfield. 
First come, first served.
• This offer has now been redeemed.

Health MOT from nutritionist Sam Silvester

Sam Silvester of What’s Eating You?, based in Lambourn, has nearly 10 year’s experience as a nutritional therapist, specialising in weight loss, digestion problems and auto-immune diseases.
• The offer: Sam is offering a Penny Post reader a health MOT (usually £50) which will consider your dietary and nutritional requirements, digestion, food intolerances, energy and stress levels, immunity and sleep.
• To apply: email competitions@pennypost.org.uk with the subject ‘Silvester‘. We shall notify the first person who contacts us in this way and provide Sam’s contact details for the recipient to book the course with her directly.
This offer has now been redeemed.

Pet Food voucher from Oscars

Oscar’s Pet Foods, whose local branch is run by Julie and Alan Parry, specialises in delivering a wide range of high-quality pet food and other products to homes across the country.
• The offer: Julie and Alan are offering two vouchers each worth £15 to two Penny Post readers.
To apply: email competitions@pennypost.org.uk with the subject ‘Oscar’s‘. We shall notify the first two people who contact us in this way and, on receipt of their address, post each of them a voucher.
Both these offers have now been redeemed.

Vehicle MOT from Elite Garages, Newbury

Elite Garage Services is an independent, family-run car mechanic firm in Newbury with high-tech diagnostics equipment and many years of experience at working on a wide range of vehicles.
• The offer: Elite is offering a Penny Post reader a free MOT for any make of car.
To apply: email competitions@pennypost.org.uk with the subject ‘MOT‘. We shall notify the first person who contacts us in this way and provide Elite’s contact details for the recipient to book the MOT with them directly.
This offer has now been redeemed.

A bottle of Triple QX screenwash from Harper’s Garage, Hungerford

Harper’s Garage (formerly Ben’s) in Hungerford provides a full servicing, repair and MOT service and is equipped with a wide range of diagnostic equipment.
• The offer: Harpers is offering a 2.5 litre bottle of concentrated screenwash (probably a season’s worth for a family with two cars) free of charge to a Penny Post reader.

• To apply: email competitions@pennypost.org.uk with the subject ‘Harpers‘. We shall notify the first person who contacts us in this way and provide Simon’s contact details for the recipient to collect the screenwash from him directly.
This offer has now been redeemed.

A lardy cake from the Empire Cafe, Newbury

The Empire Café and Bakery in Cheap Street in Newbury is one of the town’s oldest family businesses and bakes on the premises every day. It’s famous for its wide range of cakes, as well as its meals, including full English Breakfasts.
• The offer: The Café is offering one of its celebrated lardy cakes to a Penny Post reader.
• To apply: visit The Empire Café in Cheap Street (which is open from 6.30am to 6.00pm Tuesday to Saturday) and ask if you’re the first to claim the Penny Post lardy cake.
This offer has now been redeemed.

Family ticket for Didcot Food Festival

The Didcot Food Festival takes place on Saturday 28 October and will include, as well as 40 food and drink exhibitors, cookery demonstrations from a range of chefs, several of them recent finalists in TV cookery programmes.
• The offer: The organisers are happy to offer one free family ticket to a Penny Post reader.
To apply: email competitions@pennypost.org.uk with the subject ‘Didcot‘. We shall notify the first person who contacts us in this way and put them in touch with the organisers to arrange the despatch or collection of their ticket.
This offer has now been redeemed.

Dressmaking Course with Sewing Playground

Silvia Luce of Sewing Playground, based in Hungerford, offers a wide range of sewing courses and one-off workshops for people of all levels of experience.
• The offer: Silvia is offering a 25% discount for any of her workshops and courses booked before 31 October 2017 (even if it takes place later).

To apply: email competitions@pennypost.org.uk with the subject ‘Dressmaking‘. We shall notify the first person who contacts us in this way and provide Sylvia’s contact details for the recipient to book the course with her directly by 31 October.
This offer has now been redeemed.

Organic Marzipan Body Soufflé and Body Scrub from Pink & Green

Pink & Green Organic Skincare, based in Wiltshire, has created a range of natural, luxurious and ethical skin-care products.
• The offer: Carol of Pink & Green is offering two of its products, Tropical Island Hand & Foot Scrub and Marzipan Body Soufflé, free of charge to a Penny Post reader.
• To apply: email competitions@pennypost.org.uk with the subject ‘Pink‘. We shall notify the first person who contacts us in this way and put you in touch with Pink & Green for you to organise delivery or collection of  the products with them directly.
This offer has now been redeemed.

Buy One Get One Free Tickets to Arts Workshops from Arts for Hungerford

Arts for Hungerford have organised some amazing workshops to coincide with their Visual Arts Trail:  Caricature Drawing (Sat 30 Sept) and Portrait Workshop (Sat 30 Sept)
• The offer: buy one get one free workshop tickets
To apply: buy your tickets from Hungerford Bookshop and quote ‘Penny Post’.
Offer available until workshops fully booked.

Discounted wines from The Naked Grape, Hungerford

The Naked Grape on Hungerford High Street is a wine merchants with many years experience and selecting a wide range of superb wines and selling them at sensible prices. They can cater for events and also stock an increasing range of beers.
• The offer: 25% off Azabache Rioja organic Crianza and Gavi Neirano Cortese (mix and match possible) when you buy six or more bottles (normal price £13.99 each, currently £10.49 each).
• To apply: email your order to simon@tngwine.co.uk or call in at the shop.
• Available until 30 September (providing stocks last).

Chocolate cookies from Sugar Crumb Cake Company

SugarCrumb Cake Company, based in Wickham, specialises in superbly tasty and beautiful bespoke confectionery and cakes, ideal for special events such as weddings and anniversaries.
• The offer: SugarCrumb is giving a Penny Post reader the chance to win twelve chunky choc cookies (normally £19).
• To apply: visit this website by clicking here and say why you deserve these 12 mouth-watering chunky choc cookies. Be sure to leave your name, address and email address to enter. Please also start your answer with ‘Penny Post offer’.
Closing date: 6pm Tuesday 3 October.

Coming soon…

These (and quite possibly others) will be the subject of separate competitions or offers in Penny Post between now and Christmas:

Gliding experience at Shalbourne Gliding Club

Family ticket to the Didcot Railway Centre

Family ticket to the Lakeside Super Bowl in Thatcham

 

If you aren’t already a subscriber to Penny Post, you agree by applying for any of these offers that your email address will be added to the circulation list so that you’ll receive Penny Post (free of charge) each week. We do not pass on any customer data to third parties. You can opt out of receiving Penny Post at any time. You can subscribe by clicking on the button on the right-hand panel of any page of the website.

The information about these offers and about the organisations or individuals which have offered them has been provided by Penny Post in good faith. Penny Post cannot accept any liability for the consequences arising from anyone acting or refraining from acting as a result of any information contained in this post.

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