BarkBeats – Review & Giveaway

BarkBeats is a dog subscription box with a heart. They deliver to you a selection of toys, treats and accessories and then donate at least 10% of their profits to UK dog rescue homes and shelters. Wonderful, isn’t it?

BarkBeats – Review & GiveawaySo how does it work?

Well, you describe your dog, you pick a plan (if you want any, as you can simply order as you go), and you pay and wait for your order to arrive at your door step 🙂

The price varies depending on the plan you choose. A one off box cost £19.99 but if taken as a 6 months subscription the price drops to a much better £14 a month and the price drops an extra pound to £13 if you take it for a full 12 months. The plans renew automatically, but you may cancel it at any time.

Our Lilly was asked to test one of BarkBeats boxes. This is what we received:

1. BarkBeats – Review & GiveawayMoody Pet Humunga Stache

4. BarkBeats – Review & GiveawayKong Air Dog Ball

5. BarkBeats – Review & GiveawayBark & Sparks Croissant

3. BarkBeats – Review & GiveawaySoopa Natural Chews

2. BarkBeats – Review & GiveawayFeelwells Training Treats

Five products and they all proved useful. Both toys are super, even the humunga stache which I actually thought would be a gimmick type of toy was liked 🙂 As for the treats, well Lilly is a lab cross so she loves all food so yes, they went down a storm with her.

Talking specifically about the treats it is worth noting that the chews are 100% natural, these are low calorie dried sweet potato, I was actually planning on making some for my guys, and so I am pleased they liked them.

The training treats were also a healthy option with no artificial colours, flavours or preservatives and they are wheat and wheat gluten free, which meant that Bunk could have some too.

Having tried a few pet subscription boxes before, I actually really like BarkBeats. They put very nice quality products into their boxes and I think they are well worth the money.

Being on a healthy path myself I am moving on with my new found way of life and including my dogs. I am aiming to feed them raw and offer only natural treats, so they can be as happy and healthy as possible.

As to the toys, well I have actually covered this before in my Top 3 Toys for Large & Giant Dogs post… Kong is the way to go, so I was extremely happy to see a Kong toy included as I know it will serve both Lilly and Bunk well for a lot more than a 30 minutes play session.

Overall, a huge thumbs up (or a paws up) to BarkBeats box; nice products, good price and great customer service.

And if you would like to try a BarkBeats box for your dog, we have one to giveaway.

Just like always, simply follow the instructions on the Gleam app below and check for the winner announcement after the closing date.

Win BarkBeats box

Have fun and good luck!

T&C:
1. Open to UK readers only.
2. This giveaway is sponsored by BarkBeats.
3. There will be 1 winner chosen at random from all valid entries. Winners will be chosen by Gleam.
4. The winner will receive 1 BarkBeats box to suit a pet of your choice. The prize will only be fulfilled by BarkBeats.
5. The winner will have 7 working days to claim the prize, after this time, a new winner will be selected.
6. Closing date for the giveaway is Sunday 29/11/2015 at 23:59pm.

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#Win Christmas with UK Bloggers

“Christmas works like glue, it keeps us all sticking together.”
Rosie Thomas

Well, this is definitely true in the case of UK bloggers 🙂

This Christmas I have teamed up with a wonderful collection of bloggers to giveaway an amazing prize just in time for this year festive season. One lucky winner will be walking away with a £150 worth of Amazon vouchers while two runners up get £30 each.

First things first, lets meet the blogging team which made this giveaway happen.

#Win Christmas with UK Bloggers - Amazon GiveawaySally Akins | The Gingerbread Hous | Mummy Lala | Bubbablue and Me | You Baby Me Mummy | Madam Gourmand | Missing Sleep | Wishful Wonderings | Trials & Tribulations Of A Brummie Mummy | Hello Beautiful Bear | Cookies and Cwtches | Odd Socks & Lollipops | Futures | Don’t Cramp My Style | Ickle Pickle’s Life and Travels | Bark Time | Rambling Through Parenthood | Life at 139a | Julie’s Notebook | Spanish Mummy | Hex Mum | Garden, Tea , Cakes and Me | Mummy’s Little Monkey | A Testing Time | Bump And Beyond | Emmy’s Mummy | Angel Eden Blog | Precious Little Worlds | All The Beautiful Things | Hubby Helps | Life in a Break Down | UK Bloggers | One Frazzled Mum

To enter all you need to do is answer the following question*:

What is your favourite thing about Christmas?

a Rafflecopter giveaway
Good Luck

* Please note all other entries after answering the question are optional, however they do get you extra entries into the final draw and help support all the bloggers who are helping to provide this wonderful prize.

T&C:
There is 1 prize of £150 Amazon Vouchers and 2 Runners up of £30. (If the winner resides outside of the UK the prize will be offered via PayPal Cash)
Open worldwide to people aged 18 and over.
Closing date for entries is 00.01 GMT on 6 December 2015
Only one entry is permitted per person
To enter, log in via Rafflecoper and complete any of the given options.
The winning entry will be chosen at random by Rafflecopter
Winners will be informed by email within 14 days of the closing date and will need to confirm their details within 28 days to claim the prize.
Delivery of the prize will be made by promoter of this competition UK Bloggers.

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‘What’s Cookin’ Reole – Cook Music Cook Food – Review & Giveaway

‘What’s Cookin’ Reole – Cook Music Cook Food – Review & Giveaway“If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold,
it would be a merrier world.”
J.R.R. Tolkien

Isn’t it true?

Everything seems to be better with a little bit of music and some good food!

So why not put these two desirables together?

Well, Reole have done just that.

Funkmaster general Reole is following up his dazzling album ‘Hear Come The Drums’ with an equally incredible offering ‘What’s Cookin.’ The album is a warm homely feeling album that is honest and not over spiced. The cooking music part is equally influenced by cooking food.

‘What’s Cookin’ is sure to set ears twitching and tummy’s rumbling everywhere with its blend of instrumental funk, jazz and classic rock. It’s an album with subtle touches and fantastic production.

The album contains 13 music tracks and 7 recipes including jambalaya fire, gris-gris jerk chicken with beans and coconut rice and some mean muffuletta to name but a few.

It’s a great addition for any eager cook. It would make a great little gift and I am sure it would put a smile on any cooks face.

What’s Cookin’ album is set for release on December 4th but I have two advanced copies to giveaway to a couple of my Bark Time readers… so if you fancy some new tunes to put you in the cooking mood just enter my giveaway below.

Win 1 of 2 CDs ‘What’s Cookin’ by Reole

Good Luck!

T&C:
1. Open to UK readers only.
2. This giveaway is sponsored by Bark Time in connection with Reole.
3. There will be 2 winners chosen at random from all valid entries. Winners will be chosen by Gleam.
4. Each winner will receive one copy of What’s Cookin’ by Reole.The prize will only be fulfilled by Bark Time.
5. The winners will have 7 working days to claim the prize, after this time, a new winner will be selected.
6. Closing date for the giveaway is Sunday 08/11/2015 at 23:59pm.

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Perfect pairing – Chilli Tuna Bites & Alhambra Reserva 1925

We all have different preferences and likings but trust me when I tell you those spicy chilli tuna bites and Alhambra Reserva 1925 make the perfect combo… if you like beer… chilli and tuna I suppose 🙂

I was asked by Alhambra to create a tapas which would complement their Alhambra Reserva 1925 beer. The beer is smooth, buttery a little sweet and moderately bitter so I decided to go spicy.

I’ve remade our everyday tuna burgers into Chilli Tuna Bites… OMG delicious…

Perfect pairing – Chilli Tuna Bites & Alhambra Reserva 1925Ingredients:

  • 2 cans of tuna in sunflower oil
  • 75g breadcrumbs (homemade would be ideal)
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cloves of garlic; crushed
    1tsp chilli flakes (can add more depending on your taste)
  • 1tsp black pepper; freshly grounded
  • Handful of fresh coriander
  • Roasted red peppers for garnish (optional)

Perfect pairing - Chilli Tuna Bites & Alhambra Reserva 1925Method:

Wash and spin dry your coriander.

In a large bowl combine all the ingredients including the oil from the tuna.

Use a fork to gently mash the tuna; then mix everything until well combined and you have relatively smooth paste.

Form small balls and then squash them a little forming tiny burger like shapes. You should be able to make 16 bites from your mixture.

Preheat a heavy bottomed frying pan and fry each bite 2-3 minutes on each site or until crisped and browned.

Serve with small strips of red pepper on top as it really complements the flavour.

Perfect pairing - Chilli Tuna Bites & Alhambra Reserva 1925Chilli Tuna BitesSo, what do you think about my tapas idea?

Do you think it would or does go well together or maybe you would recommend a different pairing?

Tell me what would be your perfect tapas pairing with an Alhambra Reserva 1925 and you could win an Alhambra Reserva 1925 gift box.

T&C:
1. Open to UK 18+ readers only. Proof of age might be required.
2. This giveaway is sponsored by Alhambra.
3. There will be 1 winner chosen by Alhambra from all valid entries.
4. The winner will receive one Alhambra Reserva 1925 gift box. The prize will only be fulfilled by Alhambra.
5. The winners will have 7 working days to claim the prize, after this time, a new winner will be selected.
6. Closing date for the giveaway is Sunday 18/10/2015 at 23:59pm.

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Calling all designers! #CreateACupDesign and #win with Haberman

Do you feel confident you know what appeals to your child? Do you intuitively know what toddler feeding entails? Are you an experienced or maybe a secret hobbyist designer in need of a platform to show off what you can do?

If the answer is yes to any of the above, now is your chance to shine!

Calling all designers! #CreateACupDesign and #win with HabermanHaberman in conjunction with Prima Baby magazine have launched the #CreateACupDesign competition; you have the unique chance to create a new toddler trainer cup which will be put into production in 2016. But that isn’t all – the winner will also receive £500 in cash, a Haberman feeding products gift pack of winning cups printed in the finished design and a year’s subscription to Prima Baby magazine. Finally 100 cups of the winning design will be donated by Haberman to a registered children’s charity of the winner’s choice.

The competition is an amazing opportunity for anyone to show off their skills. You have a blank canvas and the unique chance to create something special. So, it is time to put your game face on and get thinking, creating, designing!

You can download a design template here. And for full Terms and Condition please visit the Haberman website.

You have until 23:59 on October 31st, 2015 to submit your entries. Make a note as this is one date not to be missed!

And for everyone else who isn’t into design, art or crafts I have an easier way to win something. Haberman have kindly offered 3 x £20 vouchers to spend at Anywayup. All you have to do to be in with a chance of winning is to fill the Gleam app below.

3 x £20 vouchers to spend at Anywayup

Good Luck!

T&C:
1. Open to UK readers only.
2. This giveaway is sponsored by Haberman.
3. There will be 3 winners chosen at random from all valid entries. Winners will be chosen by Gleam.
4. Each winner will receive £20 voucher code to spend at Anywayup. The prize will only be fulfilled by Haberman.
5. The winners will have 7 working days to claim the prize, after this time, a new winner will be selected.
6. Closing date for the giveaway is Sunday 25/10/2015 at 23:59pm.

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