Sunday, 31 October 2010

Cheap rail fares for train journeys

Thinking of travelling by train? If you're based in Scotland First ScotRail are currently offering a very good deal for families. For every adult purchasing a weekday offpeak ticket, two children go for free. The offer is limited to travel in Scotland but offers two adults the ability to take up up to four children free of charge. If there is a catch with this offer it is the Monday to Friday limit so if you have school children this might be more difficult. However, First ScotRail have also teamed up with some major tourist attractions to offer further discounts. Definitely worth a look.
More details are available from the First ScotRail website.

Wednesday, 13 January 2010

Free computers/internet access for families

Reading this blog I assume you have a computer and internet access. But if you are using someone elses equipment or know of a friend who does not have such a facility then visit Home Access. This government funded initiative has been designed to encourage low income families to apply for a grant for a free computer and/or internet access. Certain restrictions apply including the need to have children at primary school age and income below a specific level but it still remains a wonderful benefit.

Saturday, 19 December 2009

Back at the blogging

It's a while since I've blogged on this site. Other projects have kept me busy but now I'm back to focusing on ways to save you and your kids money. If you're looking for things to do this Christmas then Enjoy Englands "kid go free" might be of interest.

Monday, 23 February 2009

Costco offers

If like me you are a member of Costco you will be receiving vouchers for special offers. However, even if you are not they are usually available in-store. Some that have caught my eye include Tetley Tea Bags x440 (3 for 2 offer); Higland Spring Still Water 20x750ml(BOGOF) and if you like to keep fit there is £100 off the Nordik Track E7 SV Elliptical Trainer (£399 rather than £499). In my next posting I hope to do a detailed look at Costco and whether you are better shopping here than in your local supermarket.

Wednesday, 18 February 2009

Two for one meal offers

The credit crunch continues to make life difficult for restaurants. However, this also offers more opportunities for families to make bigger savings when dining out. Two for one offers are one way of achieving this. Among the restaurants offering such a deal are Pizza Express, Prezzo and Cafe Rouge.

Sunday, 18 January 2009

Costco offers

The blog has been quiet over Christmas/January as I have been hit by the dreaded man-flu. (No, it really does exist...) I hope to publish a short review of Costco soon but in the meantime they have been sending me some voucher offers. Some particularly interesting deals include:
1. Danish smoked/unsmoked bacon. (6 pack) Buy two and save £5
2. Huggies Nappies. Buy two and save £14
3. Ribena (27 pack) Save 25%

Friday, 19 December 2008

Family sites that are for real

Nice as it is to look through slick professional websites supposedly tailored for the bigger family, I always enjoy sites that are the real thing. certainly fits that bill. Created by a mother of five it is both amusing and practical. I especially enjoyed her crash page. Has she been visiting our house recently?! Some good links on this site plus an active forum makes this worth a look.