I’ve never been particularly enthused by the prospect of snacking on snails. Or puppy dog tails. I’m really more of a sugar and spice and all things nice kinda gal. But apart from the snails, sampling newfangled gadgets, experiences and food is my secret addiction. Dr Google, in all of his infinite wisdom, has even coined a term to describe it. “Neophilia”.
Hi. My name is Misha and I am Neophilic.
Which means I have been bestowed with a strong affinity for novelty…. and I’m ok with that. Whether it be a new restaurant, a new boutique or a new playdough recipe… as long as it’s got a high novelty factor then I’m there like a Frenchman’s fork to a garlic sautéed snail.
Which is why I jumped around the house like fresh escargot on a hot frying pan when the good people at Groupon sent me a voucher to review their service. The products, services, wellness packages, beauty and travel deals featured on the website are geared towards the neophile lying latently within all of us. That is, these deals are not the usual collection of products or services that you find in every snail-mail catalogue that clogs your letterbox. They are interesting, novel and for me… irresistibly addictive.
So… I decided to use my Groupon Voucher to give the Magnetic iPhone Smartcase a try. Sticking my iPhone on the fridge while perusing new recipes instead of spilling milk/juice/garlic sauté sauce all over my beloved Twitter machine on the kitchen bench – now there’s a novel idea! And of course like all Groupon deals, it came with a hefty discount. Groupon has a great collection of deals with up to 70% off! Did I mention that I like discounts as much as I love novelty? I tried to Google a term which means “someone obsessed with buying stuff at a huge discount”, but I just came up with the word, “everyone”.
Which is a good thing, because it means that “everyone” who reads this blog will be interested in the Groupon giveaway I have on offer! All you need to do to win a $30 Groupon voucher is tell me in the comments below… something you have always wanted to try, and why. It would be great if you could follow Groupon Australia on Facebook or Twitter … or do what I did and sign up to Groupon Australia to receive the best daily deals delivered straight to your inbox. The competition is open to Australian residents only. Winners will be chosen based on the best answer as decided by me on Tuesday 3rd July at 8pm and the decision will be final. Winners will be notified by email.
In the words of Spartacus (bear with me)…
“Licinius Crassus: Do you eat oysters?
Antoninus: When I have them, master.
Marcus Licinius Crassus: Do you eat snails?
Antoninus: No, master.
Marcus Licinius Crassus: Do you consider the eating of oysters to be moral and the eating of snails to be immoral?
Antoninus: No, master.
Marcus Licinius Crassus: Of course not. It is all a matter of taste, isn’t it?
Antoninus: Yes, master.
Marcus Licinius Crassus: And taste is not the same as appetite, and therefore not a question of morals.
Antoninus: It could be argued so, master.
Marcus Licinius Crassus: My robe, Antoninus. My taste includes both snails and oysters.”
And that’s why I love this giveaway… so that you can choose whatever your taste desires. Even if that means buying a Groupon voucher for that new French restaurant around the corner…
Disclosure: I was provided with a Groupon Voucher for review purposes and a $30 Groupon Voucher for a giveaway to offer one of my valued readers. All views are my own. No snails were harmed in the writing of this blog post.
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