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Free Cheese
Wed 17-Mar-10
4:02 pm
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Ruthdigs
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Ok it's Dairylea rather than real cheese but you can get a printable voucher for a 200g tub of the spread or a pack of triangles.  I like free things and I like cheese - of all varieties - so I'll be popping in the local stupormarket on the way home to claim mine.  Might make some sort of cheesey layered potato dish as it is St Patrick's day...  Pint

Wed 17-Mar-10
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I had a look at the link, looking forward to the promise of free cheese. What an insanely complicated procedure – fill in form, get error telling me browser not supported (chrome), try to get it to email link to voucher to avoid typing my details again, find "email link" button on page didn't work, tried a different browser (firefox)  download software, install software, noticed it didn't print automatically, clicked on link to print manually, got error claiming software wasn't installed!

For feck's sake! All I wanted was free cheese Angry

It might work if I restarted the browser/computer or tried Internet Explorer but I really couldn't be arsed.

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Wed 17-Mar-10
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That made me laugh out loud Bob.

You are quite right, of course, but you sound like the typical "user" that some of us IT bods have to assist on a daily basis. Fantastic rant Cheers

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Thu 18-Mar-10
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I enjoyed that rant too, just how I feel sometimes!

I'll try that again!

Thu 18-Mar-10
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he he he. I've calmed down a bit now Wink It does annoy me when computery things are made unnecessarily complicated though.

Danny, in my old job I had a reputation as a computer-bod so would often get people asking me to help them out. The hardest part was just to get people to explain what the actual problem was, and to stop them using words like email/internet/web/browser interchangeably.

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Thu 18-Mar-10
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Oh dear Sorry that wasn't my intention.  Worked fine for me though I had downloaded the coupon printer software in the past.  Have you tried it again yet?

Thu 18-Mar-10
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I haven't had Dairylea, since I was a young whipper snapper - not sure in those day I was a cheese expert but Mum put it in my lunch box and I ate it.

As live goes on I now wonder what this stuff is made of - is it cheese?

Any one got their free "cheese" and able to enlighten us?

Fri 19-Mar-10
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I had the spread.  It's not real proper nice cheese, that's obvious so I wouldn't judge it on those parameters.  It is veggie though and apparently devoid of artificial colours, flavours and preservatives.

INGREDIENTS: Skimmed Milk (50%), Cheese (28%), Butter, Skimmed Milk Powder (6%), Emulsifying Salts (sodium citrate, polyphosphate), acidity regulator (citric acid).

My opinion - creamy without a strong cheese taste; I like mature cheddar but this is mild.  Stick a bit on toast in a rush - that sort of thing.

Hey - it's free right?  Laugh

Fri 19-Mar-10
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You surprise me with those ingredients, I thought it would be stuffed with preservatives and additives.

I'll try that again!

Fri 19-Mar-10
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I'm not a great fan of spreadable cheese, but has anyone tried Seriously Strong Spreadable.  It is so so tasty, full of flavour and very morish.

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Fri 19-Mar-10
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Toffeeapple said:You surprise me with those ingredients, I thought it would be stuffed with preservatives and additives.


surprised me too!

Just need some free cream crackers and then there will be "a free lunch" 

Fri 19-Mar-10
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As if! Big_Laugh

I'll try that again!

Fri 19-Mar-10
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It's a great way to get a list of people that like free cheese. You get a database of names, email addresses, dates of birth and gauge brand and product preference at the same time.

Note: I'm no marketing expert - just a tad sceptical when there's something free on offer.

Sat 20-Mar-10
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Very wise.

I'll try that again!

Mon 22-Mar-10
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Oh of course it's all for their database but I always opt out of any emails from them / 3rd parties and use a 'bucket' email addy for it as well.

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