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Belgianmum 12.09.2011 14:26

Here we go again!! New mania at Migros
 
Just when you thought you'd seen the last of these collecting fads, Migros comes up with another one.

This one is called Mountain Mania and runs until end October. It seems to be the trusty old sticker album format which I actually don't mind too much.

They're also running mountain days at various locations. Can't wait to have my photo taken in alpin gear when they come to Neuchatel.:rolleyes:

Phil_MCR 12.09.2011 14:35

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god. i hate these stupid promotions.

Tom1234 12.09.2011 14:38

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Originally Posted by Phil_MCR (Post 1335435)
god. i hate these stupid promotions.

That's understandable. You're not six-years old. You don't hang around the playground swapping the things.

Angelique 12.09.2011 15:27

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Originally Posted by Tom1234 (Post 1335442)
That's understandable. You're not six-years old. You don't hang around the playground swapping the things.

Exactly! I don't mind, because it makes my daughter look forward to going to the migros.

Also- She still plays with her nanos from time to time.

It's free, and you don't have to take them if you don't want to. :)

dodgyken 12.09.2011 15:31

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Originally Posted by Tom1234 (Post 1335442)
That's understandable. You're not six-years old. You don't hang around the playground swapping the things.

Are you sure about that? :eek::eek::eek:

I was hooked on the FIFA 2010 World Cup online album :p:o

TheWolverine 12.09.2011 16:07

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Originally Posted by dodgyken (Post 1335534)
Are you sure about that? :eek::eek::eek:

I was hooked on the FIFA 2010 World Cup online album :p:o

The nanos actually make good paperweights. :o
Although you would need a couple or more of them together.

Guest 12.09.2011 16:15

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Some of these free promo items are good for learning more German - the last Trivial Pursuit one, for example. And the names of animals (in German) in another.

Mélusine 12.09.2011 18:16

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My son is looking forward to them already...

Well, at least it keeps my grandmum busy! She swaps the stickers with the other grannies of the neighbourhood who are all helping their grandchildren with their collections...

All my family religiously collects the promo things for my son! I have at least 100 nanos...

CH_Me 12.09.2011 20:03

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I didn't realise there was a new promo. Is it just me or when you go shopping without kids and spend loads (for a dinner party) that they don't try to give out the promo items :mad:

Mélusine 12.09.2011 20:50

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It starts tomorrow:)

Belgianmum 13.09.2011 07:39

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Originally Posted by argus (Post 1335594)
Some of these free promo items are good for learning more German - the last Trivial Pursuit one, for example. And the names of animals (in German) in another.

You are right there. I was embarrassingly bad at the trivial pursuit one in French but did learn an awful lot about Switzerland along the way.

I think this one could be OK too from what I've seen so far. It can't be worse than the nanos in any case.

TiMow 13.09.2011 08:15

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Kids, for generations, have collected and swapped different things - it's part of being a kid (it was football cards in bubble gum packs, and marbles in my day).

Migros are just cashing in on this (albeit seemingly more frequently). There doesn't seem to be too much other cheap or harmless collectable choices for the kids, anyway (Panini World Cup/Euro's every 2yrs.).

If swapping in the playground keeps them out of the bars, massage parlours and casinos, then it can't be all bad.

We have to buy our food from somewhere; so Migros gets a bit more of the share, during these promotions - hopefully it will help keep their prices competitive.

drmom 19.09.2011 14:13

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If you would like to offload your unwanted ones, we'd gladly take them! We just had the animal stickers one in Germany at REWE, and everyday my 2 eager collectors were hoping for loads of stickers.

I have found the cashiers to be quite stingy with them - my bill came to 59.10 and she gave me only 2 (as technically is correct). Then I went back and bought a couple other things to make my total more than 60 (albeit in a separate transaction) and she went on about it being per purchase. But begrudgingly gave me the extra pack of stickers since I had spent over the limit. I am still mad at myself that today my total was 98.something and I didn't notice until after the transaction closed, or I would have bought one more item to put me over the threshold. I just get so darn nervous at check out time, especially trying to keep my son from running out of the store as by that time the cart is no longer holding his attention!

Anyways, pm me and I'd be happy to give you my address for you to take those stickers off your hands! With 2 books at 200 stickers each, you need to spends about 20bazillion CHF to get them all!

Röschti 19.09.2011 16:35

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Originally Posted by Phil_MCR (Post 1335435)
god. i hate these stupid promotions.

You don't fit in the demographic they target. It's educational collectible stuff for kids - in fact, in their genre I find them superbly done, both from a professional (advertising) point of view and a customer/parent's point of view.

Röschti 19.09.2011 16:45

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Originally Posted by MarieZug (Post 1335839)
I didn't realise there was a new promo. Is it just me or when you go shopping without kids and spend loads (for a dinner party) that they don't try to give out the promo items :mad:

Not in my experience. In all Migros supermarkets I've ever been/ regularly go to the cashier always asks the customers if he/she wants whatever promo item they have at the time. And the whole supermarket has posters advertising the promo and so on. (A good rule of thumb is: no posters advertising a new Lilibiggs promotion, there's no promotion at the moment :p )

Can't say the same about Coop, though. In two years I was offered the promotional stickers (the ones that allow you to redeem stuff at a special price) only ONCE (!) in spite of the fact during the promotions I was buying shitloads of stuff. You have to ask the cashier for any stickers or other promo stuff at Coop. Their promotions are like a well-garded secret. :rolleyes:

araqyl 19.09.2011 17:10

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I can't believe anyone dislikes nanos - they're awesome!! Probably can't stack more than four ... :D

My only beef with the previous sticker ones is that they didn't put the scientific (Latin) name anywhere - a simple thing, and it would have made it an absolute breeze to work out the English name of absolutely everything in the books (instead of just 90-odd %). Would also have made it more educational, as the children would've seen at least a few 'family' connections in there ...

Oh, and I haven't really looked at the stickers yet, although we have an album and a bunch of them - are they good? I know the theme is 'mountains', but that's about it ... but if I get involved, then I tend to want to take over from the kids ... :/

Röschti 19.09.2011 17:27

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Originally Posted by araqyl (Post 1344737)
Oh, and I haven't really looked at the stickers yet, although we have an album and a bunch of them - are they good? I know the theme is 'mountains', but that's about it ... but if I get involved, then I tend to want to take over from the kids ... :/

This one with mountains is really attractive. I didn't really care much about the ocean one for some reason, but I've had a chance to skim through the new sticker book and is it really interesting, with lots of information and facts (about mountains all over the world), so I'm going to grab one for my older nephew.

The stickers itself are good pictures, although not as impressive as the pictures from the first Stickermania (that photographer was a god, I've seen his online portfolio *jawdrop*).

I don't know if there was a website associated with the previous sticker collections, but I discovered there's one this time, with some interesting features, including a virtual globe to explore where kids can visit the mountain locations and "collect" hidden animals and objects or answer educational quizzes that will ultimately earn them a printable "mountain explorer" diploma.

isabelvanden 19.09.2011 22:22

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Oh now,

I never shop at Migros but the peer pressure of my son will heit me again.
please mum can we go to Migros as everyone has the latets mania and we never do...
they really break my kids heart with these manias.

Mélusine 19.09.2011 22:26

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My son who is 5 really improved his geography with this latest collection. It's quite well done. The pictures on the stickers are quite nice, and sone of them are even in 3D you can touch them.

elfe 03.10.2011 22:01

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Hi,
Can anyone tell me how to get hold of a book to put the stickers in? I've got some stickers so was going to send them to my nephew but would be good to have the book for them

Ta very much :)

araqyl 03.10.2011 22:25

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Originally Posted by elfe (Post 1362999)
Hi,
Can anyone tell me how to get hold of a book to put the stickers in? I've got some stickers so was going to send them to my nephew but would be good to have the book for them

Ta very much :)

Buy the books at Migros ... 5 francs.

Röschti 04.10.2011 01:20

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Quote:

Originally Posted by elfe (Post 1362999)
Hi,
Can anyone tell me how to get hold of a book to put the stickers in? I've got some stickers so was going to send them to my nephew but would be good to have the book for them

Ta very much :)

What araqyl said. Just bear in mind the sticker book is available in 3 different languages (German, French, Italian) and your local Migros will the version in the language(s) of the Canton where you buy it.

phdoofus 04.10.2011 06:48

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Originally Posted by TiMow (Post 1336225)
If swapping in the playground keeps them out of the bars, massage parlours and casinos, then it can't be all bad.

The six-year-old kids, or the parents, or grandma? :confused:

gissa bijoy 04.10.2011 07:54

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You could buy that from Migros itself...if you cant find that ask in the information they will help you...In our Migros its placed near to the Entrance...

Quote:

Originally Posted by elfe (Post 1362999)
Hi,
Can anyone tell me how to get hold of a book to put the stickers in? I've got some stickers so was going to send them to my nephew but would be good to have the book for them

Ta very much :)


Luben 04.10.2011 10:00

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Quote:

Originally Posted by elfe (Post 1362999)
Hi,
Can anyone tell me how to get hold of a book to put the stickers in? I've got some stickers so was going to send them to my nephew but would be good to have the book for them

Ta very much :)

The book is sold at Migros' supermarkets for 5 CHF each. Before you buy one/asking one in CH to buy one for you, you should consider the langauge you want for your book. In the German speaking parts of CH, the book comes in German, in the French - in French and in the Italien part of CH - in Italian.

You still seem to be located in the UK and says you'll send them to your nephew, hopefully he is able to read one of the three languages then? Otherwise it is a great opportunity to practise language as the texts are meant for children :)

Just to let everyone know on another note: Tomorrow Migros is giving dobble up packets, meaning 2 packets of a buy of 20 CHF, max 20 packets.

Have a nice day :)

Millso 04.10.2011 11:34

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I've got a few packets here (5 or 6). Drop me a message and they are yours.

Uchi 04.10.2011 15:49

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Hi All,

I'd like to swap stickers. Here's what I have:
1,6,7,11,12,17,28,29,52,61,63,74,77,85,88,91,93,97 ,112,118,129,131,137,139,141,145,151,168,169,172,1 73,174,180,187,195,199.

Here's what I need:
4,8,9,10,14,15,19,21,23,26,32,33,34,36,37,40,45,47 ,48,50,51,56,57,59,64,68,70,71,73,78,79,100,104,10 8,109,113,114,115,116,120,122,123,126,127,130,132, 138,144,145,150,155,158,159,160,161,162,164,165,17 5,176,177,178,183,184,187,188,190,191,192.

If anyone can help me out, I'd much appreciate it, and if I can help you out, just let me know.

Thanks.

Röschti 04.10.2011 16:10

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Uchi (Post 1364079)

Here's what I need:
(....list...)
If anyone can help me out, I'd much appreciate it, and if I can help you out, just let me know.

Hi! I can send you the following ones: 64, 100, 113, 130, 159.

Just pm your address. :) :)

Belgianmum 04.10.2011 16:20

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Uchi (Post 1364079)
Hi All,

I'd like to swap stickers. Here's what I have:
1,6,7,11,12,17,28,29,52,61,63,74,77,85,88,91,93,97 ,112,118,129,131,137,139,141,145,151,168,169,172,1 73,174,180,187,195,199.

Here's what I need:
4,8,9,10,14,15,19,21,23,26,32,33,34,36,37,40,45,47 ,48,50,51,56,57,59,64,68,70,71,73,78,79,100,104,10 8,109,113,114,115,116,120,122,123,126,127,130,132, 138,144,145,150,155,158,159,160,161,162,164,165,17 5,176,177,178,183,184,187,188,190,191,192.

If anyone can help me out, I'd much appreciate it, and if I can help you out, just let me know.

Thanks.

I need 7, 11, 52, 74, 77, 112, 131, 141, 168, 169, 173, 187

I can send you 9,32,48,50,64,73,78,104,127,130,132,144,155,175,18 3,184,191

Send me a Pm with your address

Uchi 04.10.2011 20:06

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Thanks Röschti and Belgianmum, I've PMd you both.

Lucia0304 08.10.2011 18:15

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I have a 6 years old son... looking for the sticker No. 190 and we have a lot to give, just let us know wich number and we can give it!
Thank you

PS Just in case, we also have a "ocean mania" if anybody have interest.

Thank you,

Lucia

Lucia0304 08.10.2011 18:49

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Uchi (Post 1364079)
Hi All,

I'd like to swap stickers. Here's what I have:
1,6,7,11,12,17,28,29,52,61,63,74,77,85,88,91,93,97 ,112,118,129,131,137,139,141,145,151,168,169,172,1 73,174,180,187,195,199.

Here's what I need:
4,8,9,10,14,15,19,21,23,26,32,33,34,36,37,40,45,47 ,48,50,51,56,57,59,64,68,70,71,73,78,79,100,104,10 8,109,113,114,115,116,120,122,123,126,127,130,132, 138,144,145,150,155,158,159,160,161,162,164,165,17 5,176,177,178,183,184,187,188,190,191,192.

If anyone can help me out, I'd much appreciate it, and if I can help you out, just let me know.

Thanks.

Do you still need some? I can send you 192, 187, 178, 177, 176, 165, 161, 158, 150, 145, 126, 123, 122, 120, 115, 114, 108, 104, 71, 59, 57, 56, 51, 47, 40, 37, 36, 34, 33, 23, 21, 19, 15, 14, 10, 8, 4.

Regards,

Lucia

Lucia0304 08.10.2011 18:55

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Originally Posted by Belgianmum (Post 1364130)
I need 7, 11, 52, 74, 77, 112, 131, 141, 168, 169, 173, 187

I can send you 9,32,48,50,64,73,78,104,127,130,132,144,155,175,18 3,184,191

Send me a Pm with your address

I can send you 7, 11, 52, 74, 77, 112, 131, 141, 169, 173, 187

Regards,

Lucia

Belgianmum 08.10.2011 21:11

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Originally Posted by Lucia0304 (Post 1369500)
I can send you 7, 11, 52, 74, 77, 112, 131, 141, 169, 173, 187

Regards,

Lucia

U chi is sending me those thanks.

We still need the following :

3,5,15,19,21,22,23,38,39,44,45,62,66,74,76,82,88,8 9,141,142,165,168,169,176,196 and 197.

Sorry we haven't bgot 190 in double yet but I'll keep my eyes out for it for you.

If you have any of the ones we need send me a PM with your address and I'll send you an SASE.

Uchi 09.10.2011 21:35

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Just to update my list.
I still need: 4,8,14,15,18,19,21,23,26,33,34,36,40,45,47,51,59,6 8,70,71,79,87,99,108,109,
111,114,115,116,120,122,123,126,138,145,150,157,15 8,160,161,162,164,165,176,177,178,187,188,190,192, 196.

And I have:
1,28,29,61,63,85,88,91,93,129,137,168,172,174,181, 199.

Please PM me,
Thanks.

Sandpiper 10.10.2011 13:05

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Hello everyone,

Our daughter started mountain mania yesterday(I refused to buy her the book but my husband gave in and just bought her one!!!). We do have very few to trade but if anyone has some to give them away, we will really appreciate it. Of course I will send you the stamped envelope with return address,

Thanks,

Soo

Luben 10.10.2011 14:27

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Originally Posted by livinginswiss (Post 1370820)
Hello everyone,

Our daughter started mountain mania yesterday(I refused to buy her the book but my husband gave in and just bought her one!!!). We do have very few to trade but if anyone has some to give them away, we will really appreciate it. Of course I will send you the stamped envelope with return address,

Thanks,

Soo

Don't worry, if no one else I'm almost sure, I can help you out :) My husbands colleagues have been so kindly collecting for us and so have the neighbours meaning I today received 82 packets!

Since we only miss out on 4 stickers now I'll most likely have about all you may need no matter how many. Send me an PM with your list and I'll get back to you :)

Cheers,

Luben 10.10.2011 14:30

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Lucia0304 (Post 1369488)
I have a 6 years old son... looking for the sticker No. 190 and we have a lot to give, just let us know wich number and we can give it!
Thank you

PS Just in case, we also have a "ocean mania" if anybody have interest.

Thank you,

Lucia

Hi Lucia

I got 190 for you and will PM you :)

Lucia0304 10.10.2011 18:35

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Belgianmum (Post 1369560)
U chi is sending me those thanks.

We still need the following :

3,5,15,19,21,22,23,38,39,44,45,62,66,74,76,82,88,8 9,141,142,165,168,169,176,196 and 197.

Sorry we haven't bgot 190 in double yet but I'll keep my eyes out for it for you.

If you have any of the ones we need send me a PM with your address and I'll send you an SASE.


I have most of them ( dont have 196,176,15,45,168) send me a PM with your address.

Regards,

Lucia

Lucia0304 10.10.2011 18:49

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Uchi (Post 1370254)
Just to update my list.
I still need: 4,8,14,15,18,19,21,23,26,33,34,36,40,45,47,51,59,6 8,70,71,79,87,99,108,109,
111,114,115,116,120,122,123,126,138,145,150,157,15 8,160,161,162,164,165,176,177,178,187,188,190,192, 196.

And I have:
1,28,29,61,63,85,88,91,93,129,137,168,172,174,181, 199.

Please PM me,
Thanks.

sending you most of them
(dont have 25,45,70,79,99,109,138,162,164,180,190,196

Regards,

Lucia


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