#2946 New Year 1999. #2989 Halloween issue (Oct 30th). #2997 Christmas issue.
Lots of free gifts sellotaped to the cover in this year. Sellotape goes brown and sticky which doesn't help. We haven't quite reached the stage of a free gift every issue but it's close! The sweets are the worst - they melt in houses with the heating turned up so beware! The 'lumpy' or larger free gifts/sweets bend and indent the comic so it's a nightmare to keep copies high grade.