Part two of the sponsored post where I give away lotsa gift vouchers.
Shopping centers make me anxious.
I’m not sure why. I’m fairly certain they’ve not always had that effect on me. Grocery shopping is tolerable (just). Braving a shopping trip to Big W… let’s just say it’s challenging.
But there’s still half a gift voucher to be spent. And these are the sacrifices that must be made.
My local Big W is currently absolutely lined with toys (almost kind of literally). Before you even get inside there’s veritable mountains of toy cars and boats, squishy animal pillows and doll-houses.
All I can think is… thank goodness I didn’t bring my kids with me today. And that I very much doubt anything is going to be out of stock.
I wander the toy aisles like the mature adult I am, oohing and ahhhing to myself and taking photos like a weirdo. There’s a whole wall full of Nerf guns and bullets and whatnot. There are many, many of the highly covetable LaLa Loopsy dolls that I can’t have because my daughter thinks they are some kind of evil monster.
Speaking of evil and monsters… This baby doll almost ate me.
And, still on evil monsters, I found Peppa Pig. Damn you, Peppa. If it’s not enough that I have to watch you encouraging my children to splash in puddles six gazillion times a day…. now you’re in Big W as well.
For the sake of my own curiosity, I suss out the Layby counter which so many of you are so fond of. I even went so far as to hide behind the clothing racks and take a picture of the sign. Like a weirdo.
Then I decided I’d really better just pay for my purchases and leave, before store staff politely requested I do so.
It’s comforting to arrive home from that experience find a great big cardboard delivery box waiting for me- all the toys, with none of the anxiety.
Online shopping is awesome.
Thanks to Big W’s Giant Toy Spectacular which is on right now until July 10th; I’ve got five $100 gift vouchers to give away. I’m republishing the entry form due to popularity- entries close tomorrow night (that’s midnight, Friday 28th June). For more T’s and C’s see this post.
To enter, just tell me- are you a layby kinda person? How do you manage Christmas with kids? Do you hit the toy sales, buy little bits all year round, or hit the shops two weeks before the big day?