​Mum Gets Free Food Shop After Complaining, But Gives It All To Food Bank

People are always trying it on to get some free stuff out of life. That could be asking for another pint at the pub because yours 'tastes funny' (even though you managed to struggle half of it down already), begging for a discount on some trainers because they're the ones from the shelf (even though there's not really anything wrong with them), or trying to claim a free dinner because you weren't happy with yours (but somehow forgot to mention that when asked if everything was okay).

But this one's a bit different - a lot different, in fact, as it involves a mum taking one big ol' blag and turning into a pretty awesome charitable act.

Blogger and 25-year-old mum of one Gylisa Jayne took to Facebook with a slightly tongue-in-cheek complaint, after finding she'd been a bit short-changed by a multi-pack of juice smoothies.

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She said to her 30,000+ followers: "Imagine the confusion when upon promising the devil-spawn a juice after the park, I cracked open my four-pack box of juice smoothies to discover I have been pied - and there is only three.

"Now I may have lied on every CV I have ever handed in and claimed to have a B in maths, when it was actually a 'Hoped For The Best E'.

"But there was deffo only three in the box."

The offending supermarket, Aldi, then responded by offering her a free £50 shop by way of an apology. However, Gylisa, whose own family had to use a food bank when she was younger, decided to take the apology money as an opportunity to give something back.

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She wrote: "I swore then that I'd repay the karma one day, when I could.

"And then this happened, and it was too much of a coincidence to not take note of."

She then used a list of shortages at her local food bank to create a shopping list with partner, Ryan. They then took daughter Lily, two, to pick out some biscuits, cereal, long-life milk, shampoo, toilet roll and more.

She ended her Facebook post by saying that, during the last week before Christmas, there was 'no better time to do some good - if you can', before directing followers to the Trussell Trust website so that they could find their nearest foodbank.

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Jess Hardiman

Jess Hardiman is a journalist who graduated from Manchester University with a BA in Film Studies, English Language and Literature, and has previously worked for Time Out and The Skinny among others.

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