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Made in gb
Regular Dakkanaut

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 are:

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

This message was edited 1 time. Last update was at 2021/04/16 17:55:36

Made in gb
Wrathful Warlord Titan Commander


Have had a couple of tests, all negative.

Besides this year's census, haven't had any surveys, but have spent around £50 on upgrades for a kit I'm working on in the blog in my sig.

Made in us
Ultramarine Master with Gauntlets of Macragge

Upstate, New York

Different Covid-based hobby situation, but similar results.

My job transitioned fairly seamlessly to a work-from-home model. No unemployment, no furlough, I’ve kept the same paycheck this whole time. They even gave us a little extra stipend to cover our internet.

But the government also handed out stimulus checks to everyone, myself included. I decided to use this as guilt-free money and start the Tyranid army I had always dreamed about, but could never justify. And help keep my FLGSs afloat throughout the crisis.

Free money, plus free time, equals chittering alien horde.

Made in gb
Stalwart Tribune


I'm apparently a key worker so I've been working this whole time, which frankly sucks a big old pile of nuts. I'd love some of that sweet-sweet furlough or even just a few weeks working from home. Sadly no such luck.

One and a half feet in the hobby

My Adeptus Mechanicus Painting Log:
# The Explorator Fleet of Labrunnia IX #

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