Hello everyone! How was your weekend, any nice wins to report? A few more little wins so far for August including another two Goodreads books, a surprise packet of whey protein powder and a muscle magazine, a mystery cranberry item from Holland & Barrett, a surprise Minion sticker album from Go Girl magazine and a British Wildlife Handbook for my eldest. As you can see my comping wins over the last few weeks are sponsored by the words “books & magazines”, all nice wins though and handy during the holidays. Been a busy week finishing up Cowes Week for another year, swimming lessons and family sessions, lots of working and a little bit of comping. We are off to my parents on the Mainland at the end of the week, so comping will take a holiday for a few days while we are away. Quite nice to have a little break though every now and again, as it means we come back to this wonderful hobby renewed and ready to go again.
Just two and a half weeks left of the summer holidays here – flying by at a rate of knots now! I still have a few bits to buy for the girls before we are all ready to go back, but the bulk of the uniform shopping is done. I want to try and sneak one last camping trip in at least before we say goodbye to the holidays, so trying to work as hard as I can to get ahead and we can just pack everything up if we get a warm couple of days. I want everything ready to go for back to school by the end of this week, so I know we are all prepared and ready to roll come September 3rd. If you have little ones at home, or have grandchildren to be buying for I have found some great Back to School competitions to help get you kitted out this September.
- If you haven’t come across the stationery brand Smiggle yet, you are really missing out! This new and funky brand from Australia offers bright, unique and fun stationery for both children and adults. I was lucky enough to win a bundle of their products last year, and they really are lovely quality and are come in beautiful, interesting designs. First News is giving away five sets of Smiggle Back to School goodies containing everything your little one will need to get back to school in style. To enter you need to register with or log in at the website and answer the question (our advice – Spanner) by the closing date of 27th August 2015.
- Books are something we seem to win a lot of, which is really handy as they can be so pricey – especially information and reference books for school. The In The Playroom Blog has a great competition to win a bundle of Collins Back to School books worth £100, containing dictionaries, thesauruses, atlases and revision guides, all tailored to your child’s school year. To enter you need to interact with the Gleam widget before the closing date of 30th August 2015, and you can even enter daily to increase your chances of winning.
- We get through tons of stationery in our house – either for my work, my husband’s business or the kids pinching it for school! Netmums are giving away six brilliant Back to School bundles from 3M which will make celebrating he start of the school year that much easier. The sets contain plenty of school essentials such as Post-it notes, index flags, magic tape, glue sticks and scissors – perfect! To enter you need to submit your details at the website before the closing date of 31st August 2015 – good luck!
- If you have little ones just starting school, or bigger kids moving up to their next adventure new stationery and equipment can make the whole transition that bit more fun. Raring2Go has partnered with My Doodles to give away two lovely Back School packs each containing a backpack, A5 notebook, pencil case and USB stick, and all you need to do to try and win one is register with or log in at the website and leave a comment before the closing date of 4th September 2015.
- If you have an older child maybe starting high school, then you will know how expensive it can be kitting them out with not only the uniform they need, but the technology that everyone seems to have now too. Argos is giving away an amazing Back to School bundle worth over £1,000 which contains everything they will need to get them started in the new school year. The prize bindle contains a laptop, printer, software, lunch boxes, bags, a bike, a scooter, Nintendo 3DS and plenty of other goodies! To enter this brilliant giveaway you need to submit your details at the website by the closing date of 8th September 2015 – simple!
- Fancy sending your little ones back to school with bold, funky new food containers and lunch bags? Your Home is giving away 15 brilliant packs from Smash & Nude Food Movers worth £50 that contain all sorts of goodies including lunch bags, bottles, tubs and yogurt pots – all in cute and bright designs! To join in simply enter your details at the website before the closing date of 5th October 2015.
Happy comping everyone, and lots of Lucky dust to you all!