Photobooks are nothing new, however Chatbooks advert is pure genius and their product even more so, especially for parents.
Baby Clubs & Freebies
Which baby clubs are worth joining? The internet is full of free stuff and companies realise that by offering a taster of their goods is often a great way of capturing new customers.
Grab one of these Photo Panels and upload your favourite photo of your little one before 30 March and get it free saving £9.99 (delivery charges still apply).
HiPP Organic and Snapfish are offering a FREE 7×5″ photo panel to everyone… New and exisiting users alike.
Snapfish Photo Panels
Photo Panels are the perfect way to display photos and decorate your home or office.
Your photo is transferred onto a wood panel creating a stunning gift perfect for any room in your house.
A sleek, modern way to showcase a much-loved photo, or any image from a special occasion or holiday
The 7×5″ photo panels come with an easel on the back for standing on a desk or mantelpiece.
To get this offer simply go to Snapfish to register for your 7×5” photo panel. You must register or if you are already a customer simply login and enter coupon code HIPP0316 at checkout to get your free 7×5” photo panel.
Baby Photo Terms & Conditions
Offer page: http://promo.snapfish.co.uk/hipppanel16/cobuk_hipp_panel0316
Order before March 30th 2016
Offer is limited to one per household
Shipping at £1.99
Whilst at the Baby & Toddler show the other week, one stand we made a beeline to was Water Babies. As previously mentioned, introducing Pancake to water as early as possible is one of our main priorities, having both grown up loving the water and becoming specialist scuba divers.
Whilst chatting to the reps at the show, we found out there are classes held on a weekly basis just 2 miles of where we live, so enrolling when the time comes is a no-brainer. Making up part of the Water Babies stand was a Mini stuffed full of balloons, which at the time we didn’t really understand.
Luckily, the Water Babies rep pointed out that they were holding a competition for those visiting the Baby Show – “Guess how many balloons are in the car and win 10 classes”.
Like most at the show, thinking we had little chance of winning considering the amount of attendees, we just stuck the first figure that came out my mouth, the ever faithful 76, and thought nothing else until today.
76, it turns out, was bang on the nose and we were randomly picked as the winner (two people guessed correctly) and called with the good news.
With 10 weeks of swimming courses already boxed off for Pancake starting some time in September, we couldn’t be happier considering it was something we were going to signup to anyway. Maybe we should start entering a few more of these competition things and who know’s what else we’ll end up with 🙂
The other day we were handed a “goodie bag” as we left hospital following our first scan.
A little apprehensive about filling in our details as requested as it came from “Bounty UK” who have received a fair bit of negative publicity over the years (albeit due to them turning up at your bedside minutes after you have given birth). Included in the initial “bag of goodies” was a form allowing us to claim yet another goodie bag, this one from Boots and titled “Mum-to-be Pack”!
Saturday we set off to our local shops and while out and about called into Boots and handed over our completed form. Another Bounty goodie bag was given to us in return. Our faces slightly puzzled, but still as it had “Contains £15 of samples” we were more than happy to accept.
£21,360 a year on nappies?
Once home, we opened the bag to see how it measured compared to the one we received from hospital. Wow what a let down! £15 of samples it says but other than leaflets we managed to find only 1 nappy, a pen & a sample of Dettol wipes.
I climbed inside the bag as surely something was missing unless each of these items really were £5 each? I know babies cost a lot of money but had no idea they cost this much! Based on up to 12 changes a day, at this rate its going to cost us £21,360 a year in nappies alone!
One of the leaflets was a form to claim a “Mum-to-be Pack”, again from Boots, which by the name of it I suspect is the exact same pack as we’d just claimed. I am now wondering if we claim enough, could we get a years supply of nappies…
Slightly let down thus far, we’re either doing something wrong, expecting too much or we’re simply joining the wrong “clubs”.
As I continue to turn in to a freebie scrounger possessed by the idea of collecting enough sample pots and individual baby wipes that we won’t need to shop for 2 years, today I headed over to Tesco Baby Club.
Tesco Baby Club
How can any pending parent ignore a claim like this? Now I can sit back and look forward to receiving a free babysitter, ear defenders, a homework tutor and later on in life a taxi driver followed by a pot of gold labelled University Fund.
After joining and reading further, it appears I had set my expectations a little too high;