Online Bargain Hunt + #Win £150 Tesco Gift Card

I am sure everyone loves a good bargain. Why wouldn’t we? We get what we want and there is still money left over in our wallets and purses. A trip to a shopping mall can be fun but let’s face it, most of the time there are 100s of other shoppers, queues and the deals aren’t as good as the ones online. I totally understand the fact that shops having to pay their rent and their overheads are facing much higher costs, but how much higher? Come on, the difference in prices for some items is simply off putting.

Online Bargain Hunt + Win £150 Tesco Gift CardI am a huge fan of online shopping. It’s convenient, hassle free and much cheaper! Not only might you get a better price from the get go but you also save on petrol (as you don’t have to drive to the town), parking (as you don’t have to park your car) and most likely some lunch or snack as in the comfort of your home you aren’t going to smell those Belgian waffles cooking in the corner shop or that freshly brewed coffee in the café next door. To add to this, you can enjoy a selection of unique online discount codes which just aren’t available in any store.

There are quite a few different companies’ offering online deals and discounts, BargainFox is one of them. They offer discounts and special offers for all the best online shops that deliver to the UK; their coupon code selection is updated as soon as new deals are made available and if you wish you can set yourself up an alert for your favourite brand.

Let’s take Tesco as an example. Currently BargainFox has 6 deals for them. They vary from 50p off (for a Cadbury Fingers), to £3 off if you spend £12 on dairy items (which isn’t very hard if you are doing your weekly shop), to a staggering 50% off if you fancy a leg of lamb 🙂 Yes, these deals might not be to everyone’s liking but as they change all the time it is worth popping back and checking what’s new out there… after all this is what a bargain hunt is all about, isn’t it?

And if you fancy yourself £150 Tesco gift card, simply fill out the Gleam app below.

Good luck and happy hunting!

Win £ 150 TESCO Gift Card

Thanks to the discount vouchers that TESCO offers, saving money is as easy as counting to three since the bargains are already unbeatable.
1. Open to UK readers only.
2. This giveaway is sponsored by BargainFox.
3. There will be 1 winner chosen at random from all valid entries.
4. The winner will receive £150 Tesco Gift Card. The prize will only be fulfilled by BargainFox.
5. Closing date for the giveaway is Wednesday 20/01/2016 at 23:59pm. The Joys of Parenting and Money Saving

The Joys of Parenting and Money Saving with VoucherBin.coHaving a baby is, undoubtedly, the greatest joy of one’s life. But many mothers will agree that offering your baby the best care can more than often take you beyond your means. Baby care products are quite expensive, so are nappies, clothes and toys. But there’s hope! lends a helping hand to parents with promo codes and vouchers, so that you can offer only the best to you baby and still save money.

Get through baby’s first year with VoucherBin
Ok. Don’t panic. You have a baby. Obviously, that means extra expenses. But are these the things you should really worry about? Shouldn’t you just enjoy your baby’s first year, and all the years to come, without worrying that baby products will take you to your last penny? VoucherBin will help you get through your baby’s first 12 months in a carefree manner and focus on what really matters.

Dealing with the essentials
Shopping on a budget doesn’t mean your baby has to be dressed in rags. You can have a well-dressed baby and money in your pocket. With the Poppy and Zach discount clothes you can save up to 50% on children’s clothing, hats, blankets and more, so there’s no need to worry. If their product range doesn’t meet your taste, you can check out the Adams discount code, bringing an up to 70% discount on baby clothing. But don’t take our word for it, check out for yourself and find all the great deals on

Babies will be babies
For a parent, the most important aspects of a baby’s life are those concerning its health and wellbeing. But let’s not forget that a child needs to have some fun too. Make your baby’s childhood a colourful one with toys for any occasion; get the VoucherBin discount coupons for Tractor Ted bath toys, Steiff teddy bears or for selected brands, such as Postman Pat, on Toys R Us. And it’s never too early to start stimulating your child’s creativity and imagination, so check out the CDs from Tumble Tots, up to £5 cheaper with the discount codes. - The Joys of Parenting and Money SavingBaby’s first birthday
Your baby’s first birthday is surely the most important out of all the ones to come. So it must be special, right? But you don’t have to spend a fortune to get it right, you can make it memorable with less money. Besides the balloons, the food and the cake, you should make your baby’s birthday party a treat for all the kinder-guests. If you have older children coming over, why not make it a themed party and give the kids, and the parents, something creative to do, which they can take home as a memory afterwards? The Arts & Crafts Sale, with the Baker Ross promo code brings free delivery and a discount up to 50% on art and crafts products. Choose a theme and start shopping! Your baby’s first birthday will surely be one to remember.

Having a baby might be difficult at times. But don’t let money problems ruin the joy of raising your child. Just shop smart and be happy!

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My first ever orchid

My first ever orchid

Let’s start with a few facts about orchids:

Common name: Orchid
Group: Houseplants or greenhouse plant
Flowering time: All year round
Planting time: Spring
Hardiness: Tender
Difficulty: Moderate to difficult

The last part of this description is what has stopped me from getting an orchid. I have a lot of house plants and most (I have managed to “kill” a few cactuses in my time so I really need to emphasise the word “most”) of the time I can look after them but I know that orchids can be very tricky. My parents have some and they look beautiful, my sister has some and they also thrive, yet on the her hand my friend Kate isn’t able to keep one alive despite having a green fingers 🙁

A few weeks ago I was contacted by Sam on behalf of Debenhams Flowers. I was offered one of their flower bouquets from their Mother’s Day Flowers range.

Debenhams Flowers

The bouquets are all so beautiful and it was really hard to pick one… but then I spotted the orchids selection… the choice became so much easier! I was still very tempted by the beauty of the orchids and thus an overwhelming desire to own one took over; so I decided to order one of the Twin Pink Orchids.

Finally I was the owner of an orchid and my flower was on its way to me!

My first ever orchid from Debenhams Flowers

My orchid arrived in a giant box. It was packed extremely well and after extracting from the box, then the bubble wrap and finally the tissue paper it looked perfect!

My first ever orchid from #DebenhamsFlowers

My orchid – Phalaenopsis also knows as Moth Orchid – was supplied with a gift card, a silver bucket style flower pot as well as some care instructions. According to the received guide my orchid should:

  • Never stand in a direct light
  • Be placed in a half sunny place
  • Have an ideal temperature of 18C-25C
  • Never stand in water – it should be watered and drained

As I am just starting my journey with orchids, I am open to any suggestion or care tips you might have for me. I will listen and I promise to implement them so my orchid can grow strong and healthy.

My first ever orchid.

Are you a flower or a plant type of person?

Will you be ordering a flower delivery for Mother’s Day?

I am off to check on my orchid 🙂

Giveaway – BBC Good Food Eat Well Show Tickets

Giveaway – BBC Good Food Eat Well Show Tickets

The brand new BBC Good Food Eat Well Show will launch at Olympia London on 27 February and will last for three days and showcase 100 exhibitors selling their range of products, including superfoods and delicacies.

This new event, part of the BBC Good Food Show portfolio, is dedicated to showcasing healthy food brands, products and producers, and will demonstrate to visitors how they can achieve a balance between living a healthy lifestyle and maintaining a passion for good food.

BBC Good Food Eat Well Show - Healthy Kitchen Forum Timetable

One of the highlights of the show is the Healthy Kitchen which will host an impressive line-up of celebrities, chefs and professionals demonstrating how easy it is to prepare healthy and good food. The schedule includes personalities such as Davina McCall, Lorraine Pascale, Hemsley + Hemsley, Marcus Bean and Jenni Falconer.

BBC Good Food Eat Well Show - Eat Well Forum Timetable

Another feature, the Eat Well Forum is dedicated to key diet and lifestyle challenges, and will play host to a range of vibrant discussions and informative talks on the relationship between food, health and wellbeing.

Visitors can also enjoy the Eat Well Interview Stage, where they can have their questions answered by dietary specialists such as Natasha Corrett, Renee Maguire, Dale Pinnock and Rachel De Thample. Visitors will also be given the opportunity to have their books signed at the WHSmith stand.

In addition to the interview stage, they’re delighted to be hosting some 1-2-1 sessions with qualified dieticians throughout the show. The sessions offer a range of different advice and guidance, and will be held in a private room on the show floor.

The show will host an excellent line up of chefs, experts and professional nutritionists. Take a look at the Who’s there list to see who’s appearing where and when!

To get your ticket please visit Ticket Info Tab.
Standard Admission is £15.00 – this will allow you a full days entrance to the show on a specific day (10am to 6pm). Children aged 6-15 pay half the adult rate and under 5s are free. Over 65s and full time students with ID save £2 off the adult rate. For 20% discount please use MV11 code.

#win BBC Good Food Eat Well Show Tickets
I have one pair of tickets for Friday (27/02/2015) or Sunday (1/03/2015) to give away to one of my readers. To be in chance of winning those ticket please leave a comment answering the question: Why would you like to visit the BBC Good Food Eat Well Show?

We will be most likely attending on Friday, so I might see you there!

1. Open to UK readers only.
2. One entry per person – leave a blog comment answering the question as stated above.
3. There will be 1 winner in total.
4. The winner will receive one pair of Friday or Sunday show tickets. The tickets will be shipped to a UK address as provided by the winner.
5. The winner will be picked at random and informed within 24hours via email.
6. The winner will have 2 working days to claim the prize, after this time, a new winner will be selected.
7. Closing date is Sunday 15/02/2015 at 23:59pm, any entry made after this time will not be counted.

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90:10 – Tapping into the inner child

90 10

Dan is right.

All the men I know have something in their lives that connects to the inner child. Man never completely grow up… they are committed to maturing and “evolving” but they never full grow up. 90% grown up…the other 10% not so much… sums it up just about right.

Anyhow, 90:10 is a men’s clothing line designed specifically to preserve the boyish part of our man. Currently they offer hoodies, T-shirts, sweatshirts and polo’s. Their design is simple yet elegant, childish but still suitable for a full grown man.

Mark was sent a navy blue 90:10 signature embroidered pullover hoodie to review. Features of the hoodie include:

  • Made from 100% pure organic cotton
  • Double kangaroo front pockets
  • A draw string neck line
  • Lightweight yet warm
  • Close-fitting
  • Small logo

90 10 – Tapping into the inner child

The first sensation which grabs you once you have opened your package is the amazing softness of the fabric. We are quite a sporty family (at least when it comes to clothing) so we have our fair share of tracksuits and hoodies but it is really quite a rare thing to have something so soft. It is not possible for me to describe it in words; you will just have to order one to feel it for yourself 😉

But back to the hoodie – The 90:10 signature embroidered pullover hoodie is suitable for being worn all year round, no matter what nature has installed for us. This isn’t one of those mega thick hoodies which make you look like a snow man; this one is manufactured from medium weight cotton, which means that can even be worn as an undergarment if needed.

9010 - Tapping into the inner child

90:10 is also fairly unique in this modern world of corporate takeover, they are small, young(ish) and above all genuinely enthusiastic about their products and their company and best of all they want to do better. They are still connected to each other in such a way that customer feedback can have a noticeable impact on the way they do business, I know from experience. If they think your idea is an improvement over what they currently do they are only too happy to step it up to a new level of customer service.
So in conclusion 90:10 is a modern company with the quality of foundations that sets it on course to go far in the market place. I appreciate the cutting edge customer service and the absolute top level in quality from their products.

I have their website as a favourite in every browser, need I say more?

Oh, and if you fancy trying the amazing softness of this hoodie for yourself, you can use the discount code CUPID to receive 25% off your order.