Yep, you read that right.
This thread is about how i have purchased more hobby related stuff this year than the last 3, thanks to our governments response to global shenanigans.
Last year, I answered a survey from the UK
government regarding employment status (simply because being stuck at home I had very little else to do, what with being a 1 person flat and all. I thought nothing else of it.
Then, in September, I received an email stating that as you have proven willing to participate in surveys, we would like to invite you to take part in a national covid survey. This will involve 1 covid test (delivered to your doorstep) each week for 2 months, then 1 a month for the duration of the survey (min 12 months) You shall recieve a £50 voucher for your shop of choice for your 1st test, and a £25 voucher for each test thereafter.
Needless to say, I signed up immediately.
I am now 5 months or so (as it took a while to get started) into the survey, and in exchange for occasionally sticking a swab down my throat and up my nose i managed (via amazon vouchers) to purchase:
Indomitus (first 3 vouchers, a bit of my own money for delivery and an excellent discount)
A box of Tyranid Hive Guard,
Codex Supplement: Dark Angels
and today, a box of Atalan jackals (discounted because of slight damage to packaging).
My questions to dakkanauts in the UK
Anyone else done this? any problems? (none at all for me so far)
if you did, what hobby related stuff did you buy?
I should mention that every single test i have had has come back negative