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Please note that we have moved to a new server and new blog platform. Some ISPs are still showing the old site (this one).

All of the current competition entries/comments for the £60 voucher competition have been transferred to the new server but any from now on will not be included.

Basically, if you see this message then DO NOT enter the competition as it won't be counted! Wait until you see the new site :)

MaFt <-- the internet bloke ;)

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Written by Donna@MummyCentral

Competition: Discover your shopping tribe and win a £60 Amazon voucher

Have you started your Christmas shopping yet?

I'm proud to say I've got quite a bit done already - although there'll probably be something I forget and have to buy in a panic-stricken rush on Christmas Eve.

Since Blake started school this year, allowing me to return to work, I've ordered most of it online.

Not just for convenience, but because I'd rather eat my own head than battle through the throngs of shoppers in my precious lunch hour or evenings.

So I was intrigued to take this fun quiz to identify what type of shopper I am.

Here's what it deduced:

Competition: Discover your shopping tribe and win a £60 Amazon voucher

I'm a Screen Saver

Which means:

"Shopping for you is not a public affair. In fact you rarely leave the comfort of your living room or work desk when sorting your shopping. If you are out and about, then you're busy tracking down the latest must-have items from your smartphone. You're actually unlikely to step foot in shops, preferring to get your goods delivered direct to your home."

Key facts:

  • Shopping apps are a part of your discount arsenal, with 20% of you installing them all on your mobile to help you find the best deals.

  • You're a social bunch, with 43% Tweeting regularly.

  • Shopping is a real passion for you - whatever you’re shopping for. Almost half of you even love shopping for those weekly essentials.

  • You're a real lover of your favourite brands, with a third of you choosing to stay loyal to your hand-picked selection.

  • You’re a chilled bunch. In fact 36% of you are so relaxed you don't budget at all.

  • Almost a third of you would buy an item you’ve already got just to have the latest version - you just love to impress.

  • Preferring to sit behind a screen, only 2% of you shop on your high street and only 14% bother traveling to discount villages to get the best bargains.

  • This group is split pretty evenly between the sexes, 46% are men, 54% are women

To be honest, it's pretty spot on, apart from two points.

I don't use shopping apps - I prefer my laptop to my phone. And I don't have to own the latest version of every piece of technology out there. I just can't afford it.

The Screen Saver is one of four modern shopping tribes identified in research carried out by Barclaycard and consumer experts at Brunel University.

There's also the Bargain Hunter Gatherer an expert at collecting the best tools, voucher codes and loyalty cards to make their budget go as far as possible.

The Profit Prophet is the archetypal spreadsheet shopper,who plans their purchases well ahead of time, with Christmas present buying in January.

And finally the High Street Pounder will quite literally pound the streets to get the very best deals, preferring to hit the ground and haggle for what they want.

With these new kinds of shoppers in mind, Barclaycard has come up with the Barclaycard Freedom Rewards credit card. Like some other rewards cards you get points wherever you shop but since the weekly groceries and petrol spend takes 30% of the average family’s weekly budget, they give double points at any UK petrol station or supermarket.

There's also an online Freedom Rewards store where people can earn triple points shopping with more than 50 favourite brands - and redeem those points at more than 70 popular outlets.

Competition: Discover your shopping tribe and win a £60 Amazon voucher

But here's the good bit.

I have a £60 Amazon voucher to give away to one lucky reader, courtesy of Barclaycard.

To enter simply take the quiz here to find out what kind of shopper you are.

And leave a comment beneath this post, telling me which shopping tribe you belong to. Don't forget to include an email address so I can contact you if you win. Simple.

To earn an extra entry, you can Tweet the following: "I want to win a £60 Amazon voucher in the latest #competition at @mummy_central". But that's up to you.

This competition is open until midnight on Monday 9th December, after which a winner will be chosen at random and notified within 24 hours.

You must be over 18 and a UK resident to enter. Failure to claim your prize within 2 days of being contacted with result in another winner being chosen.

The prize is a £60 voucher code, to use on Amazon. There is no cash alternative.

Good luck and happy shopping.

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