About two weeks ago, late at night, I saw an advert on tv for Pick 'n Pay supermarkets saying that for every R150 spent you receive a Stikeez. This is a small plastic creature-thing and it has a suction cup on the bottom so that it can 'stik' on to smooth surfaces.
I got my first Stikeez the next day.
I'm hooked and I've got a number of them now. I've received one or two from my mom (she is collecting too!) and we swap duplicates. I've given away a duplicate too (the purple head guy).
When I'm in Parys I like to shop at the new Checkers, which is shiny and nice. It has been around for a few months. The Pick 'n Pay was a bit dingy so I was delighted when the Checkers opened.
Yesterday I went to the Pick 'n Pay because I want more Stikeez. I can kick myself for shopping at the Checkers briefly on Tuesday because I could have scored another one. Aaarrggghhh - those marketers have me nailed!!! It was a pleasant surprise yesterday to see that the Pick 'n Pay has cleaned up their act a bit - I'll gladly keep going there until the Stikeez giveaway finishes on 20 September. Afterall, I have 24 different characters to collect.
But how is this...
Yesterday I popped into the Pick 'n Pay before collecting Ruben and Kyla from aftercare. I got three Stikeez. They come in a wrapper so you can't see what is inside. I opened my Stikeez to see what I got before even starting the car and tucked my new ones into my bag - out of sight.
The children don't know about Stikeez and I don't intend to let them know! I'll give my Stikeez to the them later but for now it is my fun collecting game. I haven't collected anything like this probably since primary school!
My friend in Cape Town has a lovely collection. I really like his sheep and yellow duck. I hope I get them too.
What have you got?