I was overjoyed to get my Sparks card through the post last week, and then saw that anyone can pick one up, so I feel that as a loyal Marks and Spencers customer, I should share what I know:
What is Sparks?
Sparks is M&S new members club. It’s free to join here: marksandspencer.com/sparks or pick up a card and form in store.
What do I get with Sparks?
The membership scheme rewards food and clothing customers with exclusive benefits, events and personalised offers. For instance, I have got some money off vouchers for clothes, homeware and food at the moment, and for the first 12 days I get 10% off food – I could have chosen clothes, but I spend more on food there! When you register, you need to give hobbies and interests …
My hunt for a birthday cake that looked good but didn’t cost lots ended up with this Marks and Spencer checkered chocolate cake that can be personalised and feeds 18!
My kids are getting too old for the themed birthday cakes sold in supermarkets, you know the Cars, Star Wars, Princess type cakes that come in around £7 – £10. So I thought this year I’d try something different.
I love this polka dot cake but haven’t been able to find a local baker to make it and wouldn’t risk trying to bake it myself as would no doubt need more than a few goes to perfect it.
I asked the local cake maker if they could make it and the answer was no as they baked their sponges in large trays.
There are many …
After my debacle with Clark’s falling apart boots – on the way from a meeting my boot’s heel came off – I needed a new pair of work boots.
Problem is we are now pretty much out of sale season and unless you want obscure stuff, like the £30 snow boots I got from Jones (down from £100) in March last year, most of the ordinary work boots in the sales are gone.
I needed to spend as little as possible, but wanted leather, a mid-height tough heel – not easily scuffable – nothing too plain, and they had to be comfortable, have good reviews and be available in my size.
I found some lovely wedges at Next for £38, but there’s a three week delivery on my size. The rest of their boots were …