Month: October 2012

Halloween – Tricky or Treaty?

Halloween (at Alton Towers)

Halloween (at Alton Towers)Our local allotments are doing a “Pumpkin Carving” afternoon.

So, what are your plans for Halloween this year?

Yesterday Family_Furie made it to Alton Towers for their “Scarefest”, which is an annual trip for us. What is everyone else up to? Out partying, off to an organized event, or sitting in with the lights off waiting for the little beggars to go away?.

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Gaming bargains at Tesco with stackable codes! Plus 342 on toys

Christmas shopping

Christmas shopping“£15 off 2 console games plus 350 points for pre-orders and 3% cashback!

Use 2 Tesco codes to get £15 off a £75 spend.

Start your Christmas shopping early while the offers are on. There are 2 codes that can be used together on Tesco Direct at the moment:

TD-KMPW – £5 off when you spend £35 or more on CD’s, DVD’s, Blu-Rays or Games Software


TD-MXTN – £10 off when you spend £75 or more on any product on Tesco Direct

 

Use these to get £15 off a couple of games, or combine a game with some toys in the current 3 for 2 offer. Skylanders figures go through at 3 for 2, or try moshi monsters for a better discount that the 25% currently offered in the Sainsburys toy sale. 

Quidco offers 3% cashback but they take the first £5 of your cashback per year in membership fees. Topcashback also offer 3% with no membership fee. If you haven’t already signed up, use a friend’s referral to give them a £10 bonus. Family furie’s is http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.topcashback.co.uk%2Fref%2Fsharonsteadman&h=3AQH9lhcn 😀 

No Facebook in the playground

No Facebook inthe Schoolyard

No Facebook inthe SchoolyardSocial media should be used as a way of gauging how your brand is perceived, not as a way of enforcing a brand.

Parents sent to see the head, because of their behaviour?

There’s nothing worse than being sent to see the head. It’s bad as a child, and worse as a parent because of your child’s behaviour. How about for YOUR behaviour in a Facebook conversation? Too far?

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Toy Sale at Sainsbury’s (starts Wednesday)

Sainsburys Toy Sale

Sainsburys Toy SalePut on your fighting gear, it’s time to battle for those half price bargains.

Once a year, Sainsbury’s put on a spectacle. The half price toy sale brings out the worst in mums across the country. Fighting tooth and nail to grab those bargains.

Unlike previous years though, this year it’s not a blanket sweep of all toys for half price, some toys are just a third or even a quarter off.

Still, it’s well worth heading down to you local store as early as possible on Wednesday 24th October 2012 to grab yourself a bargain.

There will also be limited items available online – Click Here (when it goes live)

Skylanders Giants

Skylanders Giants

Skylanders GiantsMore addictive to an eight year old than oxygen.

Skylanders Giants – this year’s big Christmas hit? Check out our review.

Twelve months ago, Activision tentatively put
out “Spyro’s” Skylanders. This year, it’s over-sized.

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A blast from the past

The Family_Furie

The Family_FurieAn epic in the making.

Time to celebrate 7 years, with a new, almost HD update.

Near enough seven years ago, I made a film. I’ve always wanted to make a film and this was it.

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Toys’R’Us Flash Sale

Toys'R'Us

 

Toys'R'UsToys’R’Us 12 hour flash sale – ends in three hours”

Bet’R’Late than Nev’R.

If you hurry, you may be able to grab a bargain in the Toys’R’Us 12 hours flash sale. Sorry we’re late with this, only until midnight tonight (16th October) to get those bargains.

Sale Site Here

 UPDATE – It’s all over, sorry if you missed out.

Cheap Hexbugs!

Hexbug

 

Hexbug“Stop getting bugged by your kids – Debenhams has cheap sets.”

In Debenhams’ current Blue Cross sale, pick yourself up a cheap Hex Bug Christmas present.

Hexbugs have been a bizarre phenomenon for a while now. Expensive plastic toys that seem to serve no purpose other than to get you kids obsessed. Fortunately, Debenhams have the answer for all the “I WANTS”, three Hexbug sets for a reasonable price (i.e. what you think they may be worth, rather than the original over priced RRP).

They’re actually good fun to watch vibrate their way around the sets and are much easier to maintain and clean out than a hamster. So, if you’ve got a little badger demanding one of these strange little toys, head over to Debenhams now by clicking one of the three cheap sets below:

Bridge Battle Set

Elevation Set

Habitat Set

The full range from Debenhams

Free Kellogg’s Tip and Sip Bowl

Kellogg's Tip and Sip Bowl

 

Kellogg's Tip and Sip Bowl“Claim your free Kellogg’s ‘Tip and Sip’ Bowl.”

Three codes from special boxes and this clever bowl is yours.

Kellogg’s have recently started “dishing out” these great new bowls. They’re a plastic bowl with a straw built into them, so the last of the milk can be slurped up without that risk of “chocolate flavoured milk down the freshly warn school jumper” issue.

The bowls come in four types, Frosties, Coco Pops, corn Flakes and Mini Max (has anyone tried these yet? Like little sugar coated Shredded Wheat? The kids love them, but they’re really expensive.)

At last, never again will I have to go to work with that dubious stain on my shirt and tie the kids need to change their tops before school

Two problems that Kellogg’s do need to address:
1. How to make Maxi-Minor_Furie eat cereal from the bowl that isn’t on the bowl (Frosties must go into the Frosties bowl, etc).
2. A filter at the bottom so that you don’t suck up that horrid cereal dust when you reach the end of a packet 😉

Get the free bowl codes from special packs and more details HERE. You’ve until September 2013 to do it!!!

Handy Cans

Bzz Campaign Handy Cans

 

Bzz Campaign Handy Cans“Most of the mums I know buy 3 cans from poundland when they treat their children.”

Bzz Campaign for Handy Cans.

The new handy cans are a smaller 250ml can of drink (Pepsi Max, Tango or 7UP). How are they?

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