When I read that MoneySuperMarket wanted to give bloggers £30 to spend on a local charity, I jumped at the chance.
The idea is us bloggers get a budget of £30 (given to us by MoneySuperMarket for this challenge) but we have to try to buy more than £30’s worth of gifts or items that your local charity would like. Maximum benefit of the cash if you like! They’ve called this the #RetailRoyaltyChallenge and the winner gets a massive Harrods hamper, which I wouldn’t mind but to help a charity for free, I already feel like a winner.
I decided that I wanted to help Cheltenham Animal Shelter (I’m abbreviating to CAS), you might have noticed I do love my pets, all six of them! I had a look around the Cheltenham Animal Shelter website : gawa.org.uk and discovered they had an Amazon Wishlist so had a look through at what I might be able to get at better prices. I noticed some things on there I hadn’t considered buying, washing up products, but apparently they have to wash up over a hundred food bowls every day – Crickey! I also noticed that most of the list was food, with very few toys. I understand food is essential, and toys are secondary but I’ve gone with lots and lots of toys, and some edible treats (the chew sticks that used to take my old dog hours to eat), and finished up the £30 with tinned food. CAS collect food donations in a few places, so I figure they’ll get fed, but a new toy for each doggy and moggy could really get some tails wagging.
Before I went out to town I had compared prices on ‘tinterweb and decided most things were cheaper in Wilko, and that I wanted to check the pound-shops and charity shops too. I also went in to a couple of little shops, and an independent pet shop today. I was in pets at home yesterday, but there were no amazing deals on toys. From experience, they are the best known pet place but you’ll pay more for the convenience of it being all in one place.
This is my entry for Retail royalty challenge, from MoneySuperMarket. #EPIC
Now the hardest part, to take these goodies to CAS without bringing a new friend home. Honestly I can leave the cats and dogs, but if a homeless bunny makes eye contact I might crumble. *Note to self – No More Rodents*