Fist full of vouchers waiting to be spent!

Have you ever put your Tesco club card vouchers in such a safe place that you couldn’t find them and thought them lost forever?

If in the last two years you think you might have lost your club card vouchers then pop along to the Tesco club card website and there you will find a section where you can check to see if you have any in date unused vouchers.

Once you’ve logged into your club card account, click on the Go To My Clubcard Account button, then on the left hand side menu choose Your Vouchers. In this section you can review a breakdown of the vouchers you have been sent, keep a track of which ones have been used, review those you still have to spend and replace those that have been lost.

find your lost clubcard vouchers

Next to any lost vouchers / unused vouchers it will lists the ecode next to them. You can either use the clubcard vouchers code as normal for online shopping, exchange and double your money for a clubcard deals or request reprints of vouchers to spend / exchange in store, however please bear in mind that they may not be reprinted in time for Christmas.

So what are you waiting for, nip along to the clubcard website and see if you have a fist full of vouchers waiting to be spent!!

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Children’s Classic Television programmes

Camberwick Green, Trumpton and Chigley are all classic children’s television programmes that were produced in the late 1960s using puppets; they were targeted at infants of pre-school age.

Each episode tells a story of the residents every day activities.

Camberwick Green:
The complete collection, all 13 episodes digitally restored.
Narrated by Brian Cant and 1st transmitted in 1966 by the BBC.

Includes bonus extras:
Trumptonshire Art Gallery
Trailer Gallery – includes Chiggley preview

Running time: 3 hours 16 minutes

“Here’s a box, a musical box, wound up and ready to play.
But this box can hide a secret inside!
Can you guess what is in it today?”

Windy Miller cordially invites you to join him and the rest of the Camberwick Green village folk in Gordon Murray’s timeless classic.  Lovingly restored for DVD using a blend of state-of-the-art technologies, this is a piece of British animation heritage not to be missed.

All 13 episode of Camberwick Green

You can pick up a copy of this DVD for just £2 from Asda while stocks last.

I will be looking for the complete works of “The Herbs & Parsley The Lion” on DVD at the lowest price possible, so watch this space.

Thrifty Thursday brought to you by Prem2Pram the online premature baby clothes store, visit us at http://www.prem2pram.co.uk

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DIY – Homemade Baby Wipes

We use an awful lot of baby wipes in our house and being part of an environmentally conscious family I have decided to make our own. I would have made washable wipes if there had been any suitable spare material in my stash, however as there isn’t I will be using the everyday items I do have to hand.  I will be recycling a 2 in 1 washing tablet container, however you can use any suitable container you have around the house.

Materials required:

Paper Towels: these must be the Plenty brand previously known as Bounty
Baby Wash or Baby bath Lotion
Cutting board
Serrated knife
Saucepan
Measuring cup
Table measuring spoon
Plastic tub with sealable lid

Materials required to make your own baby wipes

Cutting the paper towel roll in halfPlace the paper towel roll on the cutting board and carefully cut it in half

Baby wash

Bring water and baby wsh to the boilMeasure two cups of water and two tablespoons of baby wash into a saucepan; bring this solution to the boil

Remove centre rollAfter a few seconds the cardboard in the middle will soften and you can pull it out

Centre of baby wipesPull the first baby wipe up slightly from the centre of the roll and hey presto you now have a container of homemade baby wipes.

Please note: Since writing the above article it has come to light that many well known baby products contain cancer causing chemicals, therefore we can not recommend Johnson’s Baby Bath be used when making your own baby wipes.

Thrifty Thursday @ Prem2Pram

We’re all aware of the credit crunch and we all need our money to go a little further, at Prem2Pram we have a special credit crunch week where many items are drastically reduced.  Many of the items on special offer are one off creations so grab them while you can as once they’re gone they won’t be available again.  Pictured below is just a small sample of some of the times on special offer, please click here to see all our special offers

 

Babygro - Sleepsuit 0-3 months

Baby Gift Set

Girls Two Piece Set

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Thrifty Thursday – Traditional Sunday Roast

How would you like a traditional Sunday roast dinner without having to do any of the cooking? You can have a great value carvery Monday to Saturday for just £3.50  and you won’t even have to wash the pots.

Crown Carveries is dedicated to bringing back a taste of tradition – both in the food and drinks on offer and the generous welcoming hospitality that’s served with them. Their every day great value price is just £3.50 all day Monday – Saturday and as Crown Carveries is committed to carving the cost of eating out this isn’t a special offer but their all year round price.

Crown Carvery Meal

They offer the ever-popular carvery with a choice of three roast meats and an unlimited choice of vegetables, roast potatoes, Yorkshire puddings and all the traditional trimmings. You can then help yourself to as much as you like from the rest of the carving deck. You can even go back for more vegetables if you’ve room!

There’s a tempting range of starters and puddings too – from traditional dishes like the prawn cocktail or hearty treacle sponge with custard, to more modern favourites like chicken tikka and chocolate fudge sensation.

There’s a wide range of beers and lagers and plenty of wines to choose from – almost all of which are available by the glass as well as the bottle. Naturally, there’s a good choice of soft drinks also, including refreshing fruit juices.

A Smaller price for a smaller tummy – Children’s Portion (under 10s only) are available at a reduced rate, on a slightly smaller 9inch plate.

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Thrifty Thursday – Freebies for mothers and babies

Today I am concentrating on freebies for mothers and babies, well when you consider that your little bundle of joy could cost you over £8,000 in the first year I think you’ll agree you could use all the freebies you can lay your hands on.

Health In Pregnancy grant. If you’re a mum-to-be the Government will now give you £190 called the Health in Pregnancy Grant. The money is to help you with your wider costs in the run up to your baby’s birth. Find out more here.

Child Benefit. You can claim Child Benefit as soon as your baby is born. You’ll get £20 a week for your eldest/only child, and an extra £13.20 for any additional children. It’s not means-tested, so you can claim it no matter what your income is. Find out more here.

Free magazine. Get a free copy of Bumps & Babies magazine. The latest issue has advice on pregnancy, coping with pain in labour and breastfeeding. Fill in the form here for a free copy.

Free clothes and baby equipment. A variety of good quality items available for those on a low income from the charity Care Confidential. Here’s a list of centres offering free clothes and baby equipment.

Free baby soothing cream. Fill in this form to get a free sample of Johnson’s Baby Soothing Naturals cream, which relieves dry skin.

Free Mini Ulti 0+ months soother. Give your baby a treat of this free soother from mambaby

Free feeding spoon and coupons. Courtesy of bebivita

Music For Babies Download free albums for babies and toddlers arranged by Dr. Norman M. Weinberger, a renowned neurobiologist, and Jimmie Haskell, a 3-time GRAMMY® award winner.

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Thrifty Thursday

I have decided to start a new post ritual, Thrifty Thursdays. Every Thursday I will post a picture or a link of something your can get for free or something that I’ve come across at a bargain price.  I hope you’ll all join in, to participate, simply post something thrifty on your blog, then link to this post, and come here and add your Thrifty Thursday post link to the comments section at the bottom.

Council Nappy Schemes

Many local councils run schemes to encourage people to use cloth nappies. You might get a reduction in the cost of a laundry service, a pack of trial nappies or money back once you’ve purchased nappies or even a voucher to purchase some cloth nappies.

It’s worth ringing up your local council and asking them if they run any nappy incentive schemes.

Cheshire West and Cheshire
Month FREE nappy laundry service (worth £45) or A maximum of £25 cashback on reusable nappy purchases
For more information please visit their website.

Lancashire & Blackpool Bottom Line Project
If you live within Lancashire or Blackpool and have a child under 18 months old or are expecting a baby you could be entitled to claim a voucher which can be redeemed for nappies and accessories or put towards a nappy laundry service. From Monday 12th October 2009 the administration of the Bottom Line Incentive Scheme in Lancashire is being transferred to Global Renewables.  For more information please visit their website.

London:- Real Nappies for London
This is a new London-wide scheme to provide parents with an opportunity to try real nappies.

If the London borough in which you live has joined Real Nappies for London and you have a child under the age of 18 months, you could be entitled to claim an information pack and voucher. The voucher can be redeemed for nappies (and accessories) or a nappy laundry service (for a limited period) within six months of you receiving it.

Liverpool City Council Nappy Incentive
Liverpool city council is trying to encourage mums and dads to use re-usable nappies instead of disposable nappies. They are offering two types of incentives to encourage parents to use re-usable nappies. For more information please visit their website.

Staffordshire Real Nappy Campaign
To promote the use of washable nappies, Staffordshire County Council is offering a £30 discount. To claim your one-off discount your child must be between 0-24 months and a resident of Staffordshire.

Pocket Nappies

If you have a product at a bargain price or a website offering a freebie that you would like me to considered including on one of my Thrity Thursday posts then please email me via my website

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