Husband off to Afganistan for six months

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Found 15th Jun 2007
My husband is off to Afganistan soon for six months, going to be away over christmas, new year, my 30th birthday the lot.. Its the longest we have been apart, normally only 3/4 months.. not looking forward to it.. (he is in the marines)

Anyway as a morale booster whilst he is away i normally send him parcels every so often with bits and pieces in which can get expensive... do im starting to look out for freebies that i can add to his boxes, whether its samples, magazines, what ever as its all welcome by him and i know he shares some stuff with the other lads he is there with...

Basically, im asking you lovely people here on Hot Uk Deals if you find or can think of any particularly good freebies or ways of getting some to list them here so i can crack on at trying to get some stuff together for when he's gone...

Thanks loads for your help i really appreciate it. bobsfreestuffforum.co.uk/for…gif

List of things ive so far got or applied for

Origional Source Sample - recieved
Loreal Anti Dandruff - applied
Various magazine deals - going to apply nearer the time

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lynsey78

My husband is off to Afganistan soon for six months, going to be away … My husband is off to Afganistan soon for six months, going to be away over christmas, new year, my 30th birthday the lot.. Its the longest we have been apart, normally only 3/4 months.. not looking forward to it.. (he is in the marines) Anyway as a morale booster whilst he is away i normally send him parcels every so often with bits and pieces in which can get expensive... do im starting to look out for freebies that i can add to his boxes, whether its samples, magazines, what ever as its all welcome by him and i know he shares some stuff with the other lads he is there with... Basically, im asking you lovely people here on Hot Uk Deals if you find or can think of any particularly good freebies or ways of getting some to list them here so i can crack on at trying to get some stuff together for when he's gone... Thanks loads for your help i really appreciate it. List of things ive so far got or applied for Origional Source Sample - recieved Loreal Anti Dandruff - applied Various magazine deals - going to apply nearer the time



If you click on the forum link, then Free Free Freebies, the list is constantly being added to :thumbsup:

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Anything like the free razors, Hair shampoo etc, As J_B said the freebie section is constantly being added to

Sometimes the freebies won't arrive and some will.

If you apply for all the freebies llisted in the freebies section you should be able to send Hubby a constant stream of stuff!! ;-)

wonder if companies accept baor addresses

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jasonrat

wonder if companies accept baor addresses



Possibly not but she could have everything sent to her and then send him the freebies in his hamper :thumbsup:

No one has said it yet but tell your hubby to take care and hope it all goes well for him across there.

Im against everything what Tony "bloomin" blair is doing !!!

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Im against everything what Tony "bloomin" blair is doing !!!


Apart from retiring of course...

jasonrat

wonder if companies accept baor addresses


Have i misunderstood or do you mean BFPO addresses? If that is the case, sadly FAR too few companies are happy to deal with BFPO. Despite the stirling and dangerous work being done by the armed forces, many businesses treat BFPO addresses as being on Mars!! They seem unaware or unprepared to accept that small packet and letter rates are the same to 99% of BFPO as to mainland UK addresses:x

These companies however will post via BFPO...bfpo.mod.uk/com…htm
and these are the restrictions of what can be posted BFPO regardless of whether the actual company will deliver or not....bfpo.mod.uk/mai…htm


I'm guessing it's fairly unlikely you'll be applying for a sample of some of these products listed..."anti-tank rocket launchers; mortars and other military weapons; electric stun guns"
- shame that....would give him something to play with in his spare time!!


this might be of more personnal help for mailing rates for Ops Telic and Herrick...bfpo.mod.uk/opt…htm

lynsey78

My husband is off to Afganistan soon for six months, going to be away … My husband is off to Afganistan soon for six months, going to be away over christmas, new year, my 30th birthday the lot.. Its the longest we have been apart, normally only 3/4 months.. not looking forward to it.. (he is in the marines) Anyway as a morale booster whilst he is away i normally send him parcels every so often with bits and pieces in which can get expensive... do im starting to look out for freebies that i can add to his boxes, whether its samples, magazines, what ever as its all welcome by him and i know he shares some stuff with the other lads he is there with... Basically, im asking you lovely people here on Hot Uk Deals if you find or can think of any particularly good freebies or ways of getting some to list them here so i can crack on at trying to get some stuff together for when he's gone... Thanks loads for your help i really appreciate it. List of things ive so far got or applied for Origional Source Sample - recieved Loreal Anti Dandruff - applied Various magazine deals - going to apply nearer the time



just to get this straight, im guessing your hubby is going to afganistan to fight the terrorists and not to train up to be 1.

I assume that he is actually going to Afghanistan.. ;-)

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I assume that he is actually going to Afghanistan.. ;-)


Ooh, i bet the poor girl will find that little tip a real boon over the next 6 months!!:-(

lynsey78

My husband is off to Afghanistan soon for six months, going to be away … My husband is off to Afghanistan soon for six months, going to be away over Christmas, new year, my 30th birthday the lot.. Its the longest we have been apart, normally only 3/4 months.. not looking forward to it.. (he is in the marines)



I'm sure he will be OK, so while he is away we are going to have to keep you company. First of all we need to know when your birthday is so that we can have a big celebration :thumbsup: and then Curry, Sy and myself will take it in turns to keep you company when the cold damp evenings of the winter come in. In the mean time, if you are at a lost over the summer you can come to some of our BBQ's :giggle:

Leave me out craz....I have a reputation to protect and forces wives are off limits..even for me!!! LOL

Wishing you all the best lunsey78 it'll be a tough time for you..I know coz a close relative did a 6 month Iraq tour last year and we were all so pleased when it ended..he's off to Afghanistan next year so more anxiety on the agenda...take care.

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Hi Guys, Only just had chance to read through the thread so far as been away for the weekend visiting family.
Firstly i would like to thank you for the kind words some of you have said and also for all the support.
I will keep an eye on the freebies thread and as of september when he goes i will be rambling on loads on here for company and something to keep me busy ;-)

lynsey78

Hi Guys, Only just had chance to read through the thread so far as been … Hi Guys, Only just had chance to read through the thread so far as been away for the weekend visiting family.Firstly i would like to thank you for the kind words some of you have said and also for all the support.I will keep an eye on the freebies thread and as of September when he goes i will be rambling on loads on here for company and something to keep me busy ;-)



Glad your enjoying your days together while he is still here :thumbsup: Curry is getting very excited about keeping you company during the week and I have told him I can take care of you for the weekends. You are always welcome to visit the gang on this ]thread, but if you are not coming til September we might be on Part 4 by then :giggle:

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well maybe i will join the gang now ;-)

jelli89

Have i misunderstood or do you mean BFPO addresses? If that is the case, … Have i misunderstood or do you mean BFPO addresses? If that is the case, sadly FAR too few companies are happy to deal with BFPO. Despite the stirling and dangerous work being done by the armed forces, many businesses treat BFPO addresses as being on Mars!! They seem unaware or unprepared to accept that small packet and letter rates are the same to 99% of BFPO as to mainland UK addresses:x




well in my time you go baor
but the bfpo is the post office address

Your bloke comes top of my list when it comes to being heroes (unlike some of our media hyped 'heroes') so all the best to you both.

Maybe a long shot but would it be worth trying to blag freebies direct from the companies for as much publicity as you can muster.

i.e contact Gillette and ask them if they could send a parcel direct to your mans troop, group, whatever they are called. Don't know what publicity you could give to them but someone can come up with that idea.

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greg_68

Your bloke comes top of my list when it comes to being heroes (unlike … Your bloke comes top of my list when it comes to being heroes (unlike some of our media hyped 'heroes') so all the best to you both.Maybe a long shot but would it be worth trying to blag freebies direct from the companies for as much publicity as you can muster.i.e contact Gillette and ask them if they could send a parcel direct to your mans troop, group, whatever they are called. Don't know what publicity you could give to them but someone can come up with that idea.



Thanks for that idea, might give it a go, worth trying:-D

lynsey78

well maybe i will join the gang now ;-)



I see you have and I look forward to a good tease when i next visit...one rule for the babes is that they must post a pic of themselves in their best undies...you may wish to visit the la sanza thread to make a purchase!! LOL...by the way craz seems to prefer light colours while I go for reds ...and IOM is not fussy as long as they come off washing lines..LOL

While I was out in the Balkans, we wrote to several large electrical retailers and magazine publishers explaing how bored we were and that we had no home comforts, we got a couple Playstations sent out (when the ps1 was in) and several magazine publishers sent us magazines out on a weekly/monthly basis. We tried the same trick on Op Telic but to no avail. But its worth a try.

Hey Lynsey78, my other half will be joining him out there...feel free to drop me a email, and if your close...ill let you treat me to a coffee lol x

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Lulu'sMammy

Hey Lynsey78, my other half will be joining him out there...feel free to … Hey Lynsey78, my other half will be joining him out there...feel free to drop me a email, and if your close...ill let you treat me to a coffee lol x



And if you didn't live at t'other end of the country, I'd buy you both a glass of wine or 8 :giggle:

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Recieved another mini bottle of origional source today to put away for the parcels... taking time but i'll get there..

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Ive just emailed the company origional source explaining about what im doing trying to get some stuff together to send to my husband and his troop. Can anyone else think of any other companies i can email?

You know the shoebox appeal they have for Eastern European orphanages?

How about starting up that sort of campaign around Crimbo time, maybe try getting a daily newspaper involved, bit of publicity for them and anyone supplying any goodies then.

I'd certainly do one.

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greg_68

You know the shoebox appeal they have for Eastern European orphanages?How … You know the shoebox appeal they have for Eastern European orphanages?How about starting up that sort of campaign around Crimbo time, maybe try getting a daily newspaper involved, bit of publicity for them and anyone supplying any goodies then.I'd certainly do one.



Thats a brilliant idea, thanks for that! see what i can sort out.. may contact the local paper for that one also seeing as its tauntons troops...

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Just to let you know im still working on this and still thinking of companies to contact so if anyone wishes to help i will be more than grateful.

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Have been working on a name for the appeal and it looks like going with Operation HomeBox Will keep you all updated on how things are progressing:-D

I can't think of any other companies but just wanted to show a bit of support and say I think this is a great idea.

I wouldn't have the balls to go and fight for our country, Nothing but respect for the ones that do!

How about Op. Boxbluey? As for the contents, i have been racking my brain, but there are so many restrictions, and the heat is an issue for lots of ideas too, but i will keep thinking:)

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jelli89

How about Op. Boxbluey? As for the contents, i have been racking my … How about Op. Boxbluey? As for the contents, i have been racking my brain, but there are so many restrictions, and the heat is an issue for lots of ideas too, but i will keep thinking:)



Thanks for your help. quite like that name.... as of november is will be cold and have snow out there so that makes it easier for then ;-)

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Recieved first parcel from a company today, just hope more companys are willing to help.

Mines gone over there now :-( no contact for however long, and not allowed mail....talk about keeping the morale up! Super!

lynsey78

Recieved first parcel from a company today, just hope more companys are … Recieved first parcel from a company today, just hope more companys are willing to help.


Bit of a wierd one...but how about in a couple of months time, contacting companies like Asda and Woolies etc, to see if they would provide any Xmas decs and stuff (you would have to doctor any crackers and take the snaps out though)
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