Monday, 28 March 2016

Happy Easter!



I hope everybody has enjoyed the extra days off and maybe managed to get out in between the awful storms. We managed to get into the garden and tidy up the plants. My first daffodils planted in autumn are just starting to bloom.



Hoping that we have a warm spring and can all get out and about.


Thought I would add my pictures of spring and Easter, we have been enjoying far too much chocolate and cakes!

But an unusual Easter present came in the form of a spud!!


I will live you to giggle or ponder this gift!



Friday, 11 March 2016

Nature's Path Mesa Sunrise Giveaway





Mesa Sunrise’, the best-kept secret in gluten-free cereal, is now available nationally in every British supermarket chain - reflecting the amazing fact that 60% of all households now buy ‘free-from’ foods.

In fact, Britons are now spending a staggering £100m more on these products than they did a year ago, a 26.9% increase.

I admit I used to view gluten free with trepidation. My Granny has free from foods on occasion, she did way before I came to care for her, years ago I tried a few also and as I have said before some can also be well a little free from taste. But years have gone on and companies are really investing in good quality 'free from' products and having reviewed a few, I am now less hesitant.

I was asked to review  a Nature's Path breakfast cereal and already having bought other varieties, it was an easy yes.

We loved the appearance, small flakes that are golden and I see why the name sunrise was picked.




I tried first with milk, I like the delicate sweetness, no need to add sugar for me, the taste is hard to describe, they seem familiar, almost like cornflakes, but more flavoursome and they are very crunchy.

I gave Granny a bowl the next morning and she loved them, so much so she commented, these are nice, she preferred the cereal with sugar. I have since bought another pack as we like to have a variety of breakfasts.


For people who need to eat gluten free meals, I would recommend, also for people who fancy a different cereal.


Mesa Sunrise’s success isn’t just down to being bought by people who are gluten-intolerant, or who suffer from coeliac disease. Instead, most people now buying it are doing so for healthier lifestyle reasons. In fact, 99% of those who purchase gluten-free products in the UK are non-sufferers (all figures Kantar Worldpanel, 2015 ).

Mesa Sunrise, which is also organic, proves that ‘gluten-free’ doesn’t have to be taste-free. Its delicious and crispy multigrain flakes are made with corn, buckwheat and flaxseed, plus the ‘ancient grains’ of quinoa and amaranth. The latter two are considered superfoods that have provided mankind with essential vitamins, nutrients and fibre for thousands of years.

Mesa Sunrise is available in supermarkets, good independents and health food stores. RRP £3.00/355g.

Nature’s Path is a family-run company based in Vancouver, Canada. Founded in 1985 by Arran and Ratana Stephens, all its products are vegetarian and organic. Arran previously (in 1967) opened Canada’s first-ever organic supermarket. He was inspired by his father Rupert who told him to care for the land and “Always leave the soil better than you found it.”

In North America, Nature’s Path is actively involved in opposing GMO foods and constantly pursues the goal of sustainable development.  @NaturesPathUK / naturespath.co.uk


If you fancy trying some Nature's Path have offered me 6 boxes to give away.
Ends 11th April

Friday, 26 February 2016

Win Ideal Home Show tickets with Thomas Sanderson



If you love dreaming about your 'Ideal Home' then I have a lovely giveaway today.

I have visited the Ideal Home Show for may years as a child with my Mum and Granny when it was at Earls Court. More recently at Olympia where it is now held.

For a freebie lover its a great place to get some goodies, samples abound. But the best of all is going around the show homes for me, I am always amazed that six or so full size houses are inside a show. 

From country cottage to state of the art homes, they just are the highlight, with that I will hand yo over to Thomas Sanderson who are kindly giving away the tickets.


Excitement is building at Thomas Sanderson as our team of expert designers put the finishing touches to our show-stopping presence at this year’s Ideal Home Show (running from 18th March – 3rd April 2016 in London).

Thomas Sanderson is the main sponsor of A Traditionally British Home, one of the full size houses within the show, which we’ve styled in conjunction with celebrity designer Linda Barker.
Five winners will each win a pair of tickets to this year’s Ideal Home Show, where you can tour every room of the four-bed house to see stunning styling trends, be inspired by the hottest home colour schemes for 2016 and learn more about Thomas Sanderson’s stylish energy-saving solutions and home automation window blind products.


To find our more about Thomas Sanderson’s conservatory blinds, window shutters and window blinds, visit www.thomas-sanderson.co.uk/ideal 
FYI – Thomas Sanderson Twitter:  https://twitter.com/tsblinds 
Thomas Sanderson Facebook page is : https://www.facebook.com/ThomasSandersonBlindsShutters/ 
Thomas Sanderson Pinterest: https://uk.pinterest.com/tsblinds/ 

Just fill in the easy peasy rafflecopter and make sure you check your emails around the 10th March 2016 as the show starts the week after.


Friday, 1 January 2016

Happy 2016



Wishing all my readers a Happy 2016.
Hope you have a year of peace and good things.

Freebie Friday will be back soon and look out for my next giveway soon!

Year changing 2015 to 2016 thanks to Shutterstock 

Monday, 7 December 2015

The Glenrothes’ Vintage Reserve Review and Giveaway




Now have I got a lovely giveaway to warm up January.

New The Glenrothes Vintage Reserve has arrived in Waitrose and online.

The bottle to me looks like I would have seen it in paintings of Scottish history centuries ago, but its brand new and Chris loves it so much he said he does not want to share it.

I am not a whisky drinker, so I had to get his review style.

His all time favourite whisky is a well know single malt with a similar start to the name. This had a lot to live up to.

Yet it did, he said its sublime, smooth and tickled his tonsils like an angel, haha, he sometimes is very amusing and tries to review in my style, but gets carried away with daft expressions.

I think you get the idea. He said "It is seriously good"  after I glared at him, this his usual response to something that is better than the norm and trust me if he says that it must be.

The Glenrothes’ Vintage Reserve was first tasted at a Guinness World Record-setting event (the Lord Provost of Glasgow’s Burns’ Night Supper in Jan 2015) but is now finally available nationally in Waitrose and via Ocado, whiskyshop.com and royalmilewhiskies.com.



It’s the latest whisky from the award-winning Single Malt, The Glenrothes - owned by the Queen’s wine and spirit merchants, the 317 year old Berry Bros. and Rudd. 
RRP £39.00 (70cl). 40% ABV. 

I have one bottle to giveaway to two winners from lovely people from The Glenrothes Vintage Reserve.

Just enter the easy peasy rafflecopter below.

Ends 7th January 2016.



Friday, 27 November 2015

Freebie Friday 27th November 2015



Happy or grumpy Black Friday which so far has been a week and counting!!
If you are going for some of the deals, good luck I hope you snaffle a real bargain.
If you want a quieter life, grab a cuppa and go for the regular freebies and money off savings here, nice and safe and stress free.

I have to highlight two free Covent Garden soups this week if you have not grabbed any. Its on offer for £1 at Sainsbury's and there are two links to get £1 off. Nice Saturday lunch for the family, check out Money Off and Clever Combining below!!


Again I want to say a massive thank you to all the lovely bloggers who add their goodies each week.
Over 100 blog giveaways were added last week some amazing prizes too.
Feel free to add any giveaways they can be from a blog, social media pages such as Facebook, Twitter or great Instagram giveaways.

Bloggers can also add any bargain posts, discounts you are offering or own freebies.


Have a lovely week 



Spotlight

 Pasta/sauce for 25p for 11 items!! Saving up to £21.25.

Mama Mia this is a bargain!!
I am hoping this makes sense and you have a spare cupboard. 
Barilla Pasta have a competition to win 1 of 25 AA Rosette restaurant vouchers. You get 3 goes a day and each one comes with a 50p off Barilla food. OK so if you buy at Morrisons all the pasta sauces and pastas are 75p. So 25p is a nice bargain.
Now to get the free pasta!!!  Take a photo with Barilla and ingredients used to make a dish, no need to get your Gordon Ramsey expletives as you try to create a masterpiece. Just the ingredients, that's it.
 Each one uploaded the entrant receives £1 off Barilla products and entry into a £500 Virgin Experience day. Now you can buy your first free sauce or pack of spaghetti.


Best of all you can enter 10 times. So 25p initial outlay for 11 packets of pasta and or sauce and 10 photos of different ingredient ideas!! 
https://www.facebook.com/BarillaUK/app/1668494946765467/

Free Tub of Celebrations

This is totally free if you shop at Waitrose and pick up the papers for free when shopping using your My Waitrose card and grab the free tea or coffee! Or if you know a Mail reader who does not use their codes.

 MyMail readers can pick up a box of Celebrations free of charge from any local McColl's Martin's or RSMcColl store, if redeemed before the 24th of December. You just need any five unique numbers from the Daily Mail newspapers

EE FREE GIFTS
Don't forget EE, are giving away free gifts each week until Christmas. They are for EE, Three and T- Mobile customers only. Hoping that they will be as good as O2 Priority for any readers who are with these mobile providers.
Let me know if they are actual freebies if you do decide to try.
https://christmas.ee.co.uk/




FREEBIES

Innocent are giving away a little free something! 
https://twitter.com/innocent/status/670150128305442816

Dolce and Gabbana sample

Free box of Taylors Tea
http://taylorstea.co.uk/coupon/

Free Malibu Hot Choc every Week until Christmas

Comfort Intense Sample, ** New sample
https://www.comfortintense.com/


Free Jacobs Twiglets (Bargain Booze
Download the app)
http://app.bargainbooze.co.uk/

Free Woman and Home magazine

Free Belvita SoftBake (Sainsbury Online Shopping)
http://www.sainsburys.co.uk/webapp/

Free Beers at Revolucion De Cuba Bars (Printout)


Free TGI Appetizer and six free cocktails twice a year!
(Download new app)

Free Coke Zero (Keystore)

Free Golden Wonder Snacks

Free bag of Monster Munch (Bargain Booze app)

*Not Quite Free But A Bargain*

Look out for Free Roasting tin with a bag of McCains Roasts
Promotional bags £2  at Iceland

Free Stella Artois Cidre

On the 20th and 27th November, pick up a copy of The Sun and inside you will find a coupon for a free bottle of Stella Artois Cidre.



Free Hydro Silk Razor worth £11 (£1.50 postage charge)
46,000 FREE Hydro Silk razors from Wilkinson Sword. Text 'HYDROSILK' to 84010 followed by a space and your name, address and postcode. This request will cost £1.50 plus your standard network rate message. 



O2 Priority

Not an O2 user, you can still take advantage of  all these goodies and more that are listed in other weeks.
Plus £10 credit for free.
Sign up here. Once O2 is installed and you stay logged in its yours to keep, just put your usual sim back after.

http://your.requested.email/o2/?





**O2 Priority Freebies**


Free Hot Wheels toy car (Halfords) Free iNewspaper (WH Smith
Free WhimzeesDog Treats (Pets At Home
Free Chocolate coins (WH Smith)
Free Christmas wrap or box of cards (WH Smith)
Free Star Wars Stickers from Monday (WH Smith)
Free Volvic Water Budgens
Free Christmas Craft Box
Star Wars Light Saber Keyring 
O2 shops
Get a free bag of Star Wars Chupa Chups (WH Smiths)
Free Mr men Book WH Smith
Free De Icer at Halfords
Free bike service at Cycle Republic
Free Star Wars Phone Skin
Free Personalised Game Controller skin



**Fab O2 Priority Offers**

Personalised 2016 Calendar for £1
40% off Glossybox
20% off Fallout on PC
Win 1 of 5 BB-8 Droids
Win 300 Star Wars Premiere tickets
Guinness World Records for £8 
50% off 6 bottles of wine
12 Bottles of wine £3.99 plus free fizz
25% off First Ocado shop £40 spend
10% off kids bikes at Halfords
30% off Shrek's Adventure
20% off ASK Mon-Sun (Excludes Tues 50%)
£15 off a £30 spend at The Body Shop
4 months Tastecard for £1
Frightwater Valley Experience for £15 
25% off Loch Fyne
Burger and hand cut chips £10 at Handmade Burger 
25% Walkabout Mon-Fri





**Lunch for £1**



Mondays Only

Boots £1 lunch, sandwich, crisps/choc and drink
£1 for Lunch
 WH Smith Lunch, Drink, chocolate,sandwich
Dominos - A pizza
Pumpkin - Panini, Toastie/Sandwich, Drink
Caffe Ritazza baguette/Sandwich, Coke, crisps
Upper Crust baguette/Ciabatta/Sandwich, drink, crisps


Mon-Thursday Only

  25% off
 Bella Italia, Strada
Cafe Rouge

50% off Ask (Tuesdays)

Monday To Friday 

Free Hot drink at Caffe Nero


Worth A Go As So Many

50 Crabbies Prizes Tote bag and Crabbies

25 Crabbies T Shirts

1000 Thorntons Classic boxes

600 Prizes over 12 days with Anthropologie starts 30th November

Nearly all gone!!! (229 left when I looked)
Send a friend a Yazoo smoothie

5000 Santa Maria prizes
Consists of two seasoning mixes and 2 50p off coupons

Win 1 of 50 Bernard Matthews vouchers

Sudocrem Instant Win 1000's of prizes

Win 11 £100 Asda giftcards, 1 winner gets a toaster

1000 Haig whisky miniatures

5,000 Ferroro Rocher prizes

100 Snoopy Prizes (Weekly)


2000 Family Calendars Daily (Instant win, Daily)

50 Olay Regenerist creams (One time entry)

1000 Zoflora Disinfectants to win (Daily)

20,000 Lacoste samples


30 Febreze Christmas Plugins (Daily)

10 Oral B Pro Power Brush





Money Off and Clever Combining

2 Free New Covent Garden Soups
Usually £1.98 On offer at Sainsbury for £1
Further £1 off  here http://newcoventgardensoup.com/ or https://www.mymail.co.uk/mycoupons

FREE Sure Compressed 
If you are strapped for cash. Initial outlay £1.30, otherwise you can buy anywhere.
On offer in Asda for £1.30
(Cashback if you are not a believer the new can is as good or don't like it)
http://compressed.suredeodorant.co.uk/no

Free Clover Margarine
On offer in Sainsbury for £1
Further £1 off here https://clover.couponmicrosite.net/

New Dr Oetker Calzone Pizza for 50p
Usually £2.99 On offer at Asda for £1.50
Further £1 off here http://www.ristorantecoupon.co.uk/calzone/

50p off a £2 spend on citrus fruits at Tesco
http://www.tesco.com/clubcard/coupons/


Finish Rinse Aid for £2.50
Usually £3.48. On offer at Sains and Waitrose for £3
Further 50p off here http://www.finish.co.uk/features/offers/coupons

Free Rice Dream drink 1 litre
https://www.mymail.co.uk/mycoupons


Shopitize Freebies

Free Portlebay Popcorn (some members)
Tesco only on offer for £1 and £1 cashback

CheckoutSmart Freebies
Free Fire and Smoke Deli turkey
Free coke Zero or Lite
Free Sparkling Schweppes 
Free Gatorade drink
Free Up and Go drinks
https://www.checkoutsmart.com/


Kerrygold Pure Irish Butter for 25p

Normal price £1.25 at Iceland
Further £1 off here https://www.facebook.com/KerrygoldUK/

Oral B Pro White Expert or 3D for £1.50
Usually £3.49. On offer at Asda for £2
Extra 50p off here https://www.supersavvyme.co.uk/offers/coupon

Colgate Sensitive Pro Relief for £1.50
Usually £3.50. On offer in Sainsbury, Asda, Morrisons
Further 50p off here http://www.colgatesensitiveprorelief.co.uk/challenge

Benecol Plus for £2.20
Usually £3.50. On offer at Sainsbury for £3.20
Further £1 off Benecol Plus here http://www.benecol.co.uk/coupon


£1 off Two Chicks Whole Eggs
 http://www.twochicks.co.uk/whole-egg-web-coupon/

50p off Fabulous Bakes cakes 

http://thefabulousbakers.com/50p/




Check out last few weeks below for offers still running 




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