Discover the UK’s best over 50’s festivals

With Summer well and truly upon us, it’s that time of year again when we struggle to find activities and great days out in our surrounding areas. SunLife has created a great interactive map displaying great festivals all around the country for over 50’s to attend. The themed festivals include Food & Drink, Theatre & Arts, Music and Cultural. So there really is something for everyone in this festival guide and it’s all happening this Summer! The guide also includes pricing, and what you get for your money which is a very handy feature. It’s not very often a great guide like this comes out specifically for over 50s, so I hope this helps you plan a great day out!

Discover the UK's best over 50's festivals

Click here to visit the SunLife map of festivals to find out what’s happening near you! This post has kindly been sponsored by Sun Life.Discover the UK's best over 50's festivals

Toys R Us Bank Holiday Party

Great news, Toys R Us are holding another FREE Children’s party in-store tomorrow (Bank Holiday Monday) and everyone’s invited! With fun, games and competitions being held in every store. From 12 noon until 3pm all stores will be holding the below activities- how exciting!

  • Lego Mini Figures Swap Shop
  • Shopkins Swap Shop
  • Panini Euro 2016 Football Stickers Swap Shop
  • Lego Make & Take*
  • Treasure Hunt to win a £500 Trolley Dash!! Plus two fantastic runner up prizes!
  • Colouring Activities
  • Nerf Shooting Competitions**

As well as the amazing activities above, they have also arranged for some very special characters to appear in selected stores. Have a look below & see who will be at your local store!

  • Nottingham- Dangermouse 11am- 3:30pm
  • Brent Cross- Shopkins 12- 3pm
  • Watford- Shopkin 12- 3pm
  • York- Shopkins 12- 3pm
  • Cardiff- Shopkins 12- 3pm
  • Reading- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle, Raphael 11am- 3:30pm
  • Croydon- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle, Leonardo 11am- 3:30pm
  • York- Bing & Flop 11am- 3:30pm
  • Leeds- Doh Doh 11am- 3:30pm
  • Preston- Sylvanian Families 11am- 3:30pm
  • Derby- Sylvanian Families 11am- 3:30pm
  • Manchester- Barbie 11am- 4pm

Visit Toys R Us here for more information. **Please note the Nerf Shooting Competitions will not be held in our shopping centre stores which include Glasgow Silverburn, Hemel Hempstead, Peterborough Serpentine Green, Burton upon Trent, Meadowhall, Liverpool, Belfast Castle, Glasgow The Forge, Stirling, Kingston, Bayswater, Bromley, Mansfield, Nottingham Victoria Centre, Telford, Wigan & Weston Favell.

FREE L’Occitane Gift Set

L’Occitane are celebrating their 40th birthday, so have created this FREE gift set and filled it with four of their favourite products, made with precious ingredients that have defined 40 years. You get the following  freebies in your gift set – Divine Cream 4ml, Shea Butter Hand Cream 10ml, Verbena Shower Gel 30ml and Aromachology Repairing Shampoo 35ml. You also get a £10 gift voucher to spend in-store or online too! The world of L’Occitane is waiting to be discovered. Simply complete the form here and collect your FREE gift from a L’Occitane boutique or redeem online with any order. One per person and you have until 29th May to collect your gift from in-store. Get this fab L’Occitane freebie here.

How To Find The Best Deals On Tyres

When shopping around for new tyres for your car, you could spend hours on the phone ringing around your local tyre dealers to find out which products they have in stock and asking for pricing. Even when you do this exhaustively, however, it is still tricky to know if you are comparing like for like because not all of the dealers supply the same manufacturers and some offer special deals on certain tyres only. The chances are that if you do find a good deal, then the tyres you want for your car won’t be in stock and they’ll need to be ordered in anyway.

In order to get around this time consuming practice, many motorists now do all of their price checking and comparison between products online. This has many time saving advantages, but you also find that local dealers don’t tend to put their best prices or special discounts online consistently – you frequently need to turn up in person to obtain those. Nevertheless, reputable national tyre dealerships, which sell all of the top tyre brands, tend to work differently. With a different approach entirely, they simply need you to enter your car’s tyre size, which you can find easily on the side of your current ones. Even if you don’t have this information to hand, all that you will need instead is your registration number to get the ball rolling.

If you search tyres online with Point-S, you will see all of the suitable tyres for your car which you can then filter by price, availability or manufacturer, as you prefer. This means you should be able to find the best deal for your needs quickly and easily. Furthermore, doing your shopping this way means that you can also book a time slot to have our tyres changed when it suits you – even if you happen to miles away from home – because of the national coverage offered. When ordering your new tyres ready to be fitted at a time of your choosing, consider having your current tyres rotated.

This means you can sometimes maximise the life of all of your tyres and is a good tip if you don’t happen to be replacing all four of them in one go. Unless you drive a rear-powered car, your front tyres tend to wear out that little bit more quickly than the rear ones, so switching them about can be helpful in some cases.

Tesco Now Accepting Sainsbury’s Brand Match Coupons

Great news from Monday 11 April customers shopping in Tesco stores will be able to use Sainsbury’s Brand Match coupons to get money off their Tesco shopping. Last week, Sainsbury’s announced that it would end the scheme and would no longer offer customers any guarantee around the price they charge. Today’s announcement from Tesco means that customers will be able to use their Sainsbury’s Brand Match coupons at Tesco until June. In October last year Tesco launched its own brand-matching scheme, called Brand Guarantee, that offers an immediate price match at tills without the need for paper coupons. Brand Guarantee ensures that customers will never pay more for their branded shop when they buy ten or more different products, compared with Asda, Morrisons or Sainsbury’s.

Matt Davies, Tesco UK and ROI CEO said: “This is a little help for Sainsbury’s customers from us at Tesco.  It also provides the opportunity for Sainsbury’s customers to experience Tesco’s Brand Guarantee, which we launched in October, and has been universally welcomed by our customers.” Tesco has also invested in bringing down the price of leading brands and has introduced simple, more affordable prices on many of the everyday, own label products customers rely on. The company also recently launched an exclusive range of seven new brands offering customers a wide variety of great quality fresh food and outstanding value, along with improvements in its core meat, fruit and vegetable lines. So, great news for us Couponers Tesco are now giving us an extra chance to save some money!

  • Brand Match coupons will be accepted instore at Tesco Extra, Superstore and Metro stores.
  • Some product exclusions apply, including, general merchandise, fuel, lottery, tobacco or tobacco-related products, infant formula, café, pharmacy, gift cards, saving stamps, E-top-ups, stamps, opticians, travel money, Tesco Bank, Tesco Direct, Tesco Wine by the Case, Tesco Clothing (including F&F).
  • Limit of one Brand Match coupon per customer per transaction.

FREE £5 Hobbycraft Voucher

This Saturday (2nd April 2016) the first 100 people through the doors of each of the 81 Hobbycraft stores around the country, will get a free £5 voucher! This can be used on any items in the store and on Saturday only. Plus there is no minimum spend. The promotion is intended to get kids crafting over the Easter holidays, but you don’t need a child to claim a voucher. The majority of stores open at 9am tomorrow, but do double check your nearest store’s opening times. It’s advisable to get there nice and early, as it is limited to the first 100 people. Good Luck and let us know what freebies you manage to pick up 🙂

12p Thorpe Park Tickets!!

To celebrate the opening of Derren Brown’s Ghost Train Thorpe Park are rolling back the ticket prices to 12p! Visit the website here on FRIDAY 25th MARCH at 10am to get this incredible deal. This special offer is limited to 1,871 tickets, the date in which Derren Brown’s Ghost Train is set (1871). So make sure you are quick to get your tickets. Tickets will be sold on a first come, first served basis, limited to four tickets per purchase.

You will need to enter the code: DBGT1871 as your promotional code. You will need to: 1. Enter your promotional code (DBGT1871) 2. Supply your name, email address and postcode. 3. If you are quick enough, you will receive your unique offer code via email within 20 minutes. 4. You will then be able to use this code to buy up to four 12p tickets online until 5th October. Don’t worry, you will not need to purchase your tickets straight away and will not need your payment details on hand yet. Demand is going to be high, so don’t be disappointed if you miss out! Please be aware tickets will be available online only.

McDonald’s Monopoly 2016!

McDonald’s Monopoly 2016!

It’s here again…although McDonald’s is seen as a treat in our household, it certainly makes our visits even sweeter now we can all win instant prizes and even big cash prizes! This year’s promotion is going to run from 16th March to 26 April. Last year 9.3 million prizes were won, so there is a great opportunity to win big! Even if you don’t want to purchase the food, you could always start wombling to get some extra entries. So keep your eyes peeled for any stray stickers you might find along the way! If you are lucky and get an instant win sticker then head to the Mcdonald’s website to enter your codes, good luck! Here is a full list of this year’s prizes –

£100k Cash Provided By McDonald’s™* n/a 4 £100k Park Lane M720 Mayfair M721
Mini Choice Of 1 Of 3 Provided By McDonald’s™* 5 MINI 15 MINI Regent Street M717 Oxford Street M718 Bond Street M719
Unmissable® Holiday Choice Provided By* 10 Dream Holiday 20 Dream Holiday Leicester Square M714 Coventry Street M715 Piccadilly M716
Sony TV Or Sony Speaker Choice Provided By McDonald’s™* 100 Sony TV Or Speaker 400 Sony TV Or Speaker Strand M711 Fleet Street M712 Trafalgar Square M713
£500 Provided By McDonald’s™* n/a 750 £500 Kings Cross Station M722 Marylebone Station M723 Fenchurch St. Station M724 Liverpool St. Station M725
£250 Experience At Provided By Red Letter Days 200 £250 experience 800 £250 experience Bow Street M708 Marlborough Street M709 Vine Street M710
Beats By Dr. Dre On-ear Or In-ear Headphones Choice Provided By McDonald’s™ 150 Headphones 1500 Headphones Pall Mall M705 Whitehall M706 Northumberland Ave M707 £30 Voucher Provided By 2,000 £30 7,500 £30 The Angel, Islington M702 Euston Road M703 Pentonville Road M704
Medium Extra Value Meal Provided By McDonald’s™ n/a 1,000,000 Medium Extra Value Meal Old Kent Road M700 Whitechapel Road M701
£25k Cash Provided By McDonald’s™* 4 £25k Cash n/a n/a
Hotel Break At Best Western Provided By Best Western 600 Hotel Break n/a n/a
£200 For Passing Go Provided By McDonald’s™ 1,000 £200 for Passing Go n/a n/a
NOW TV Box And 1 Year Pass Choice Provided By Sky 2,500 NOW TV Box + 1 Yr Pass n/a n/a
Build Your Own Skateboard Provided By Mello 1,500 Build Your Own Skateboard n/a n/a
£100 Voucher At Provided By Red Letter Days 2,200 £100 red Letter Days n/a n/a
Portable Phone Charger Provided By Golden Child 750 Portable Phone Charger n/a n/a
£30 Provided By 1,000 £30 n/a n/a
Monopoly Board Game Choice Provided By Hasbro 3,000 Monopoly Board Game n/a n/a
Pair Of Cinema Tickets Provided By McDonald’s™ 15,000 Pair Of Cinema Tickets n/a n/a
Ultra Light Weight Slimline Personalised Phone Case Provided By 10,000 Phone Case n/a n/a
NOW TV Pass Choice Provided By Sky 1,000,000 NOW TV Pass n/a n/a
3 Month Digital Magazine Subscription Choice Provided By Bauer Media 1,000,000 3 Month Digital Magazine Subscription n/a n/a
6×4″ Lay-flat Photo Book At Provided By Snapfish 2,400,000 6×4″ Lay-flat Photo Book n/a n/a
20% Off At Best Western Hotels Provided By Best Western 500,000 20% Off Best Western n/a n/a
25% Off Monopoly Board Games At Argos Provided By Hasbro 1,000,000 25% Off Monopoly Games n/a n/a
20% Off At Provided By 2,000,000 20% Off n/a n/a
£10 Off At Provided By Red Letter Days 3,000,000 £10 Off Red Letter Days n/a n/a
£5 Off At Provided By 3,000,000 £5 Off n/a n/a
50% Off A Custom Phone Case Provided By 3,030,000 50% Off Phone Case n/a n/a
Regular McCafé® Hot Drink For You And A Friend Provided By McDonald’s™ 10,000 Reg McCafé® Hot Drink For You & A Friend n/a n/a
Big Mac® Or Quarter Pounder™ with Cheese Provided By McDonald’s™ 1,167,211 Big Mac® Or Quarter Pounder With Cheese n/a n/a
6 Chicken McNuggets® Or A McChicken® Sandwich Provided By McDonald’s™ 1,167,211 6 Chicken McNuggets® Or McChicken® Sandwich n/a n/a
Sausage And Egg McMuffin® Or Bacon & Egg McMuffin Provided By McDonald’s™ 1,167,211 Sausage & Egg McMuffin® Or Bacon & Egg McMuffin® n/a n/a
McFlurry® Or Cheeseburger Provided By McDonald’s™ 3,890,704 McFlurry® Or Cheeseburger n/a n/a
Fruit Bag Or Ice Cream Cone Provided By McDonald’s™ 4,279,774 Fruit Bag Or Ice Cream Cone n/a n/a
Apple Pie Or Sundae Provided By McDonald’s™ 8,948,619 Apple Pie Or Sundae n/a n/a
Porridge Or Hash Brown Provided By McDonald’s™ 4,279,774 Porridge Or Hash Brown n/a n/a
Sugar Donut Or Chocolate Muffin Provided By McDonald’s™ 3,112,564 Sugar Donut Or Chocolate Muffin n/a n/a
Any Regular McCafé® Hot Drink Provided By McDonald’s™ 3,501,634 Any Reg McCafé® Hot Drink n/a n/a
Any Medium Milkshake Or Small Fries Provided By Mcdonald’s 2,723,493 Medium Milkshake Or Small Fries n/a n/a
Any Medium Soft Drink Provided By Mcdonald’s 4,668,845 Any Medium Soft Drink n/a n/a