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Thursday, 5 February 2015

Win With The Works, Bournemouth

Last week and email dropped in my inbox from the lovely lot over at The Works. They have just opened a new store in Bournemouth and invited me to pop down and see what bargains they had. Situated near the triangle end of Bournemouth, The Works is where the old Game store used to be, open to the street but also open to the Avenue shopping arcade. It's the perfect place as it's welcoming and deceiviously spacious.

I love The Works, I don't normally buy books there because I get so many from work but I love the fact that they have so many things to offer that you would find elsewhere at high prices. Each time I go in there I find something new and I'm so glad they have one now in Bournemouth town centre.

We arrived armed with a £20 voucher and a determined mind to see what we could get with our cash. We had a rough idea, things for each of us, treats and things that will fill the void on a rainy day. I must put my hands up and say we went £8 over but as you can see below, it was well worth it.




When we got there we first of all headed downstairs (yes there's a downstairs!) to the art and craft bit. I'm obsessed with adding to my craft selection so of course picked up some fabric sheets, a embroidery hoop and some washi tape (who can refuse at that price!). I grabbed a sketchbook as it's perfect size for Max to draw in and the hard cover means that he can't damage it too badly. 



We ventured back upstairs and grabbed a load of great rainy day activities. Max is really into his arts and crafts so these are a great addition to his box. They're nice and simple and don't take too much effort into setting things up. We've already done the aeroplane gliders which are still being used now!


I saw some book bargains and couldn't leave them. Squash the Spider is a great little tale about a boy and a spider who keeps scaring everyone. Spot A Lot is a great book, similar to Where's Wally but full of zoo animals that have escaped! We have the whole collection of the Usborne Farmyard Tales, these are great pocket adaptations so will be great to leave with the grandparents (how could I say no to that price!).

Finally we grabbed some essentials. A new notebook for me at work, some tissues as Max's nose was streaming like a fountain. A new game which looks great, and some lollies. Let's face it we all need a lolly to cheer us up!


I can't believe how much we managed to grab for so little. I kept staring at the receipt and this huge bag thinking they must have mischarged us somewhere. We've got enough stuff to occupy ourselves with for weeks. I love visiting The Works and will definitely be heading back to pick up some crafty Easter bits and pieces.

And a big thanks to The Works, I have a £20 gift voucher for one of my lucky readers to win. All you have to do is follow the Rafflecopter instructions below. And good luck!


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124 comments

  1. I love The Works I've even been known to splurge online! You can never have enough stationary or arts supplies! We buy all Megan's sketchbooks for her easel in here too.

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  2. i would buy baby books with the voucher

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  3. I would buy books for my four little ones thank you x

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  4. My son loves books so I would let him choose :-)

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  5. some new books for my son and daughter thanks

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  6. i would get some craft supply

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  7. I'd buy some books for my children, thanks for the lovely giveaway.

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  8. some books for my son and also some photo albums

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  9. Books to read with my daughter.

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  10. books, puzzles, bubbles and games - love the works! Bet I'd have change too.
    Fiona

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  11. I would spend it on arts and crafts!

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  12. craft supplies

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  13. Lots of craft things for a rainy day for me and the kids

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  14. A memo pad - to help me remember all those errands! :)

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  15. Most likely stationery....Thanks

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  16. Drawing pads, new pens etc for the kids xx

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  17. I would have a browse because they have some great books and some good toys on offer it would also depend if I had the children with me or not!

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  19. Some books and craft products.

    Kelly glen.

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  20. I would buy some childrens books and more art supplies for my creative daughter!!

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  21. More early reader books for my son who is really getting into his reading.

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  22. Would buy some art and crafts for the kids x

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  23. I'd stock up on books and stationery and stash some away for birthday present fillers through the year.

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  24. I love the works, you never know what you might find. Great for all types of crafting

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  25. I would buy some new cookbooks

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  26. Creative books for my daughter

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  27. I'd buy notebooks and packs of cards, always handy!

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  28. I would treat my Niece to some nice books. I love the works!

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  29. Like yourself I would put it towards craft bits

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  30. some crafts for my 3 boys to do in half term

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  31. I would buy some books for my children and some card making supplies for myself

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  32. Some craft goodies and books for my grandchildren

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  33. some picture board books for our little Grandson

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  34. some art and craft supplies

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  35. I would buy some new books for my children

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  36. I would get some craft materials.

    @rachiegr

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  37. I would get some crafty kids sets and hide in the "Christmas draw" for the "I'm boorrrrrrrreeeeeddd" moments

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  38. I love the works! I would spend the voucher on some arts and crafts stuff for my children :) xx

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  39. Some crafts to create with my little cousin <3

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  40. I would buy some cookery books!

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  41. I'd expand my crafting section, and The Works always has lots of choice

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  42. I'd buy some books and crafts - just to enjoy the rest of the winter with little one :)

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  43. I would spend it on craft materials for my daughter

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  44. I would take my godson shopping with it - he simply loves buying books.

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  45. Charlotte Ingham8 February 2015 at 14:24

    Some books and stationary

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  46. Some craft items for the kids and some books for me :)

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  47. Craft Items and Stationary for my children and me x

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  48. Craft stuff for the kids.

    kirstyjfox AT yahoo DOT com

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  49. I love their booksets :)

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  50. Sticker books for my nephew and art things for my husband

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  51. Books for my son, or little craft bits

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  52. Some craft items to get me through the school holidays.

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  53. I'd buy books and art materials.

    Hazel Rea - @beachrambler

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  54. I would spent it on an autobiography, I would what cheap they are in the works and on baby books of my brother :)

    @oneisjamie

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  55. My kids all love reading, so this would be a fab treat for them :)

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  56. some art stuff for my daughter

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  57. Some sticker books for my little ones

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  58. Maria Jane Knight11 February 2015 at 16:30

    Some first reading books for my 4 year old son :)

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  59. Books to read with my daughter. - leanne w

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  60. Michelle Hollingsbee11 February 2015 at 17:11

    My son is art crazy so I would use the voucher to buy him some art supplies, the art pads are great value and quality.

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  61. My kids love anything to do with crafts!

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  62. I would buy books.

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  63. Books for my nieces and nephews :)

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  64. Card making tuff,, the work do a fantastic range at great prices, so i could stock up :-)

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  65. Puzzle books for the grandchildren :)

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  66. I'd buy some craft activities for my daughter :)

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  67. I would spend it on art supplies

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  68. some craft items for my kids.

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  69. some history books - I can never have enough books

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  70. Postcards,envelopes and Jiffy bags

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  71. Some little pot plants to brighten up my office desk.

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  72. Activity Books and colours / paints for my son :)

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  73. Books for my little girl as she loves books.

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  74. I love the range of books in there, I would get some story books for my son.

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  75. my son got a keyboard for xmas so i get him some books to teach him how to play

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  76. A load of books for my upcoming holiday and perhaps some stationery too.

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  77. I would love a new knitting book

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  78. Books are the building blocks of life.

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  79. Lots of books to read on holiday - and maybe some stationery bits and bobs for my new job!

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  80. I'd get some art and craft things

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