Have a flutter on an origami bird at intu Milton Keynes...

Origami birds worth hard cash are being set free at intu Milton Keynes, following new research revealing that unexpectedly finding money is the nation’s most joyful surprise.

A team of experts spent over hours folding the birds - worth £10 each - which are being hidden to surprise and delight shoppers nationwide by intu.

The birds will be hidden around the centre from tomorrow (Friday 12 May) and through to Sunday (14 May0, so make sure you keep your eyes peeled!

The spring release of the origami birds is part of intu’s pledge to make customers smile and follows research that it’s the simple surprises that bring the most happiness. 

Shelley Peppard, general manager at intu Milton Keynes said: “We hope our origami birds will put a smile on the faces of the customers lucky enough to find one within our shopping centres.

"We’re passionate about creating experiences that surprise and delight our 35 million customers and whatever type of shopper you are; we’ll have something for you.

"By focusing on key moments both large and small we aim to ensure each and every customer leaves our centres happier than when they arrived.”



Finding money we did not know we had

Hearing your favourite song on the radio

Getting a refund that you thought was a bill

Hearing from an old friend unexpectedly

Getting a compliment from a stranger

Realising it’s a weekend and not a work day

Being made a cup of tea or coffee

When your favourite film comes on TV

Winning a scratch card

Picking up the last product on a shelf


For more information and clues on where to find the birds search #intuBirds on Twitter.