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Started by Lawlsie on Jan 8, 2020 3:25:46 PM
What would you spend a £300 bonus on?

Not enough to do something sensible with? Surely an extra £300 - let's forget about tax deductions! - is the sort of sum you spend on a treat?

What would you treat yourself to?

Employees at Greggs are being rewarded with a £7m special bonus after the hugely successful launch of the bakery chain’s vegan sausage roll last year boosted sales and profits.

The bakery chain’s 25,000 employees will receive up to £300 each in their pay packets this month – with shop floor staff and managers receiving the same amount. Greggs said it was making the one-off payment to workers “in recognition of their crucial contribution to business success”

https://www.theguardian.com/business/2020/jan/08/g
reggs-to-pay-workers-7m-bonus-after-vegan-sausage-roll-success

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widenation - 08 Jan 2020 15:29:16 (#1 of 151)

Eurostar to Amsterdam - something like that.

tasselhoff - 08 Jan 2020 15:36:50 (#2 of 151)

Half a locally-sourced pig for the freezer. Or a few lambs. Or a new expensive motorbike jacket.

FleurDuMal - 08 Jan 2020 15:38:02 (#3 of 151)

Probably take MrFleur for a short break in Whitby.

Stellata - 08 Jan 2020 15:38:05 (#4 of 151)

Half a pig = £300?

MrPurple - 08 Jan 2020 15:40:23 (#5 of 151)

depends which half

tasselhoff - 08 Jan 2020 15:41:00 (#6 of 151)

I haven't priced it out, but they can weigh a good 150kg.

Stellata - 08 Jan 2020 15:41:44 (#7 of 151)

Would you butcher it yourself?

<misses point of thread>

Lawlsie - 08 Jan 2020 15:43:17 (#8 of 151)

Winter/Spring city break seems a good idea tho won't get far on £300.

Me I'd buy a new oven or a new-to-me, ie recond, washing machine. Might at a squeeze be able to get both for £300

tasselhoff - 08 Jan 2020 15:47:46 (#9 of 151)

It'd all be in little plastic sous-vide bags, Stella.

Lawlsie - 08 Jan 2020 15:48:28 (#10 of 151)

I might buy a new oven anyway. Pretend I've had a £300 bonus.

Catspyjamas17 - 08 Jan 2020 15:51:19 (#11 of 151)

I spent my bonus last month on getting the cats' teeth scaled and polished and one cat having a couple of teeth out. Meowy Christmas. Feline dentistry is not cheap.

Lawlsie - 08 Jan 2020 15:51:46 (#12 of 151)

How much did it cost Cats?

solomongursky - 08 Jan 2020 15:51:57 (#13 of 151)

Al Pacino signed Godfather poster:

https://www.hollywoodmemorabilia.com/item/al-pacino-signed-11x14-the-godfather-photo-michael-corleone-psa-dna-sticker-only.html

tasselhoff - 08 Jan 2020 15:53:14 (#14 of 151)

I got a spiffing 2nd-hand stainless oven this week for 50 euros. Fan-assisted, pyrolyse(sp?), the works. Just needs a thermostat that doesn't go on strike all the time.

widenation - 08 Jan 2020 15:53:24 (#15 of 151)

I'd make a £300 offer for http://greggs.com/

HouseOfLametta - 08 Jan 2020 15:54:45 (#16 of 151)

300 scratchcards

Catspyjamas17 - 08 Jan 2020 15:55:17 (#17 of 151)

I think it was about £350 for one cat and £150 for the other. They are 10 and 11 now and have never had any ill health or vet treatment other than routine stuff in their lives though, so I hope their teeth will see them out now! Though the additional blood tests I paid for showed that the older cat may also be diabetic (not sure how, she is very slim) and she is going back on Friday for further tests.

wickeltisch - 08 Jan 2020 15:57:55 (#18 of 151)

I'd spend it on meals and (expensive) booze.

cozzer - 08 Jan 2020 16:01:59 (#19 of 151)

I had a bonus of a similar magnitude earlier in the year and I bought a new phone and a couple of bottles of reasonably expensive whisky. I think there was a little money left over.

Lawlsie - 08 Jan 2020 16:04:11 (#20 of 151)

What kind of phone cozzer? New or new to you?

Cats my teeth cost me less than that to get fixed

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