*comp closed the winner is Sarah R*

Next have a gorgeous range of  nursery items out at the moment that are stylish, good value and in lovely neutral/natural tones. They have been really generous and given us these two  lovely prizes from their range to giveaway to  a lucky Baby Budgeting reader.   I trust you will find the Prizes utterly gorgeous too.

The Prizes

The lucky winner will receive this grey knitted cotton blanket (£20)

and they will ALSO win this lovely Sweet Dreams Bunting (length 145cm, £10)

sweet dreams bunting, Next bunting, Bunting competition


How to Enter

 In order to enter simply me a link in the comments below to something you see at Next that takes you fancy. I am loving  this playsuit for my little girl. So just pop on over to NEXT and leave a link to something you like

For a second entry simply follow sign up to my newletter ….. and leave me a seperate comment letting me know you have.

Good luck everyone!


Winner picked at random from comments below. Over 18’s only Comp ends on 15/2. One entry per person and baby budgeting decision is final. Thank you






*the winners are Jojo and Gina*

I was sent two lovely iPad 2 covers to review. I borrow my hubby’s iPad which is in a boring black cover. I loved how these zinged it up! These ipad 2 covers are from be-ez.com and they have also given me 2 of the same to give a way.

Tan is a useful colour, it works with any season wardrobe and never go out of style, be-ez brings “Tan lines” for your iPad 2 (£20).It’s made in soft, shape-memory material jersey fabric with a fleece inner with a shiny nickel zipper. Its made from  low  polyurethane technology. I loved how classy and classic this looked.

If you would like to win one please write TAN in your commment below.

next I reviewed the Morea Green Ipad 2 cover (rrp £26)

Made from the same materials and just as classy as the LA robe tan this is a very cute ipad cover.

If you want this one just tell me green in your comments.

 So very simple entry just tell me which one you liked best. A winner will be picked at random from each selection and win the cover they chose.


UK and Ireland enteries only please. Over 18’s. One entry per person. Competition will close on November 16th.



Vertbaudet’s Budding Designer International Competition 28th August to 17th September, 2012

 Vertbaudet launches its eighth Budding Designer Competition. Loved by its customers, the competition allows children to demonstrate their imagination, creativity and their flair for fashion…

The competition: Vertbaudet invites children aged 5 to 12 years to design their own sweater, with a character, animal, object, or anything else their imagination conjures up!Eight Budding Designers will be chosen by our panel of fashion experts and all the winning designs will then be created and sold in our next collection!The competition is open to seven countries (France, Germany, Belgium, United Kingdom, Spain, Portugal and Switzerland).The prizes:

Each winner will receive:

• The sweater they have designed • A Nintendo Wii ® worth £150 • A Nintendo Wii ® game worth up to £50 • Clothes for a year (£350 to spend with Vertbaudet)


How to enter: You can use felt-tip pens, paints, collage, stickers … The choice is yours!

Participants need to send in their drawings between 28th August and 17thSeptember, 2012 to:

Budding Designers Competition Ecommerce Department


2 Holdsworth Street

Bradford BD1 4AH


Full rules of the competition plus the sweater templates can be found at Vertbaudet.co.uk.

So…Design & win the sweater you designed!


*comp closed the winner was Jamielee Norris*

Miffy is such a cutie. She was well loved by my littlest for a long time and she would have adored the clothing bundle that’s up for grabs. sadly she is too big. If your child fits size 2-3 and you fancy winning this lovely bundle of clothes then this is the perfect competition for you.

These particular clothes are no longer available to buy but there are lots of goodies to be found in the online Miffy Shop

win miffy clothes bundle, win miffy goods, Miffy clothes, Miffy

How to enter

Books are amazing aren’t they? We fall in love with the characters and hold affection for them throughout our lives. Who is your child’s favourite book character or who was yours?

Simply let me know in the comments below and I will pick a winner at random on August 24th. Good luck Miffy fans!


UK entrants only please One enry per person.


*comp closed our winner is Kate Doyle – well done Kate!

You may have seen that Tesco is currently holding its amazing Baby Event, in-store and online at Tesco.com until 22 July to offer mums like you, amazing savings across baby and toddler products. There are some fantastic deals across Tesco’s baby product line from everyday products such as 1/3 off selected Huggies nappies, Johnson’s Baby wipes at 95p and Buy One Get One Free on selected Johnson’s Baby toiletries as well as great deals on bigger, one-off, purchases like sterilisers, pushchairs and car seats

.Photo credit: Circasassy

 Well in conjunction with Tesco Baby we would like to offer offer one lucky winner the chance to win £100 Tesco vouchers that can be spent in-store and online on all of your favourite baby essential

Look at the great offers they have right now, you would get a lot for your money!


Everyday Essentials:

Huggies Super Dry Economy Packs Now Half price £4.99 (was £9.98)

All other Huggies nappies Now Up to 1/3 off

Pampers Active Fit and Baby Dry Jumbo Packs Now 2 for £20 (£12.99 each)

Selected Johnson’s Baby toiletries Now Buy One Get One Free

Johnson’s Gentle Cleansing/Extra Sensitive Baby Wipes 95p

Tesco Easy Fit Pants Carry Packs (Maxi/Extra Large) Now £2.66 (was £3.55)

Tesco Super Fit Carry Packs Now £3.66 (was £4.88)

Tesco Baby Essentials Carry Packs Now £3.51 (was £4.68)


Great offers on formula and baby milk:

SMA Follow on Milk (900g) Now £6 (was £8.99)

Aptamil Growing Up Milk 1+ yr (900g) Now £6.49 (was £8.49)

Ella’s Kitchen Nibbly Fingers Now £1.89 (was £2.29)

Plum Muesli & Plum Porridge Now 2 for £5 (£3.44 each)


Mummy pampering:

Cussons Mum and Me range Save 1/3


Bigger Baby Items & Accessories:

Avent Microwave Steriliser Now Half price £12.72 (was £25.42)

Tommee Tippee Explora First Grown Up Cutlery Set Now Half price £2.49 (was £4.99)

Mamas & Papas Pushchair Package with Footmuff and Raincover Now £65

Nania Group 2-3 High Back Car Seat Now £25


How to Enter:


Simply tell me your favourite nursey rhyme in comments below. For a second entry you can sign up fpr m,y newsletter and let me know you have in a seperate comment. This competition will end on  20th July so enter it now!!


UK entrants only 1 entry per person. baby budgeting’s decision is final. Winner picked at random.


Robert winstonI have 2 sets of this brilliant Essential Parent Baby Care Guide DVD box set to giveaway.  The guide comprises 4 DVDs with over 8 hours of visual demonstrations coveting everything new parents need to know to raise, happy, safe and healthy babies through its many parenting tips.

Recent research has revealed that 80% of new parents felt they were not equipped to deal with this practical side of parenting. According to David Cameron people spend more time learning to drive than they do learning to become good parents! I’m not sure about that but I do definitely think these care & development DVD’s are a good idea.

These essential Parent Company DVDs are solely concerned with supporting parents in their own choices. If a mother wants to breastfeed it shows her how and if she chooses to bottle feed it shows her how. That is quite unusual these days.

Professor Winston is a baby expert and has advised the company throughout the making of these DVDs.


DVD 1 – “Feeding” – includes Breastfeeding, Formula Feeding, & Introducing Solids, and is presented by UNICEF UK Baby Friendly Initiative, and a Paediatric Nutritionist from the British Dietetic Association.


DVD 2 – “Care & Development”  -includes everything you need to know on Care from a experienced Midwife (bathing, nappy changing and so on) and a Consultant Paediatrician (recognising a meningitis rash, treating fever, building the immune system, and so on). It also includes a comprehensive Development section, presented by teachers & Development Psychologists – and covers physical, emotional and cognitive development. Finally it includes a full visual demonstration of Baby Massage techniques, advised by Paediatric Physiotherapist from Chelsea and Westminster Hospital.


DVD 3 – “Sleeping” is presented by a sleep expert who advises the NHS.


DVD 4 – “First Aid and Accident Prevention” – includes the entire infant first aid course from the St John Ambulance, and advice on safety from the Child Accident Prevention Trust.

They are available on the company website www.essentialparent.com, or in any John Lewis store.

You can click here for baby care advice

How to Win a Set.

Simply tell me in the comments below which part of caring for a newborn you have found or fear will be the hardest?

For a second entry sign up to my newsletter and let me know in a separate comment that you have.


I entry per person please

I can only post in the UK so winners need to have a UK postal address. Winners picked at random on 13th July.


Good luck!




Beautiful Maternity Lingerie

prize bundle from


 Award-winning maternity lingerie brand Mammae is giving one lucky Baby Budgeting reader the chance to win a stylish prize bundle ! This includes a Mammae innovative nursing bra, exquisitely designed knickers and confidence boosting nursing pads.

The award-winning nursing bra is practical, innovative and elegant so mums can feel gorgeous knowing they have a great shape and can breastfeed their baby in a discreet way. The Mammae range offers mums the ultimate in discreet breastfeeding thanks to a never-seen-before patent-pending ‘eye’ opening feature.  Not just practical, the underwired and lightly padded bras are available in a variety of beautiful colours and sizes, ranging from a B – H cup.  They start from an RRP of £59.95  and are available from selected stockists.  Log on to  www.mammae.co.uk to view the full Mammae range.

Mammae has been a ‘best-kept secret’, with only UK celebrities such as Michelle Heaton, Kate Silverton and Stacey Solomon managing to get their hands on it!

How to win this gorgeous gift

To enter simply tell me the loveliest thing about being pregnant in the comments section below.

( For a second entry simply pop to my new site frugal and fun and say hello  it’s newly launched today!)

T+C’s One entry per person, UK entries only, winner picked at random on 29/6

Good luck!  


More magical capers from Princess Holly and her friend Ben Elf in new Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom DVD, The Elf Games.

elf games competition

As well as the Little Kingdom version of the Olympics, The Elf Games, this DVD includes episodes:

  • Nanny’s Lesson
  • The Elf Factory
  • Mrs Witch
  • Elf Joke Day
  • King Thistle’s New Clothes
  • Elf School
  • The Royal Golf Course
  • Morning Noon & Night
  • Gaston’s Visit
  • Trip to the Seaside


I have 3 copies to givewaway to Ben and Holly fans!  If you would like to win a copy just let me know by leaving a comment in  the comments section  saying  why you like them. 

UK entries only.

1 entry per person.   Ends May 18th

Good luck everyone.


ThePrizeFinder – UK Competitions



How are your weekends?

New research from Allianz Your Cover Insurance has found that half of Brits (50%) rate their weekends as average and nearly a fifth (18%) say their typical weekend is boring. Allianz Your Cover Insurance has launched its Great British Weekend campaign2 to overcome weekend boredom by urging everyone to get out and about to make the most of their weekends.  

Andy James of Allianz Your Cover said: “We want to instil a renewed sense of adventure in Britons’ weekends and encourage us all to make the most of what Britain has to offer. We are a nation that is known for ‘living for the weekend’ however it turns out that when it gets to the weekend most Brits are wasting it. We are launching our Great British Weekend campaign to highlight the potential fun there is to have at the weekend by uncovering new places or having new experiences.”  

 The research showed:

  • Those aged 55+ are most likely to be enjoying the year ahead with an average of five day trips planned
  • The majority (91%) of Brits use their cars to go away at the weekend but are only prepared to travel an average of 58 miles
  • Older generations have the most adventurous spirit as they are willing to drive the furthest for a day trip and weekend away.  

day trip

Photot credit: Karen Roe

 For help when out and about in their cars, Brits can download the Allianz Your Cover Find & Drive Smartphone app which helps locate essential services when on the move. You can join the Allianz Your Cover Insurance Great British Weekends campaign by joining their Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/#!/YourCoverUK or by following them on Twitter @YourCoverUK.  where they are also running a competition for two lucky Twitter followers to win an annual family National Trust membership. Follow @YourCoverUK  and the hashtag #GBWeekend to enter and find out more .

Secrets to a top weekend

Brits that enjoy their weekends put their secret down to being happy to spend time at home (36%) or planning ahead to make sure they have fun (29%).

Brits top weekend activities are:

  1. Relaxing at home (40%)
  2. Enjoying the countryside (23%)
  3. Watching TV (22%)
  4. Having a weekend break away (22%)
  5. Reading a book (21%)


  • Simply tell me your favourite thing to do on the weekend to be in with a chance of winning £100 worth of days out vouchers from  Allianz Your Cover Insurance on the baby budgeting site.Leave your answer in comments below.
  • If you follow  Allianz Your Cover Insurance on  twitter  @YourCoverUK and let me know you have done so  in a separate comment I will give you 2 entries.

Good luck!

Terms and conditions can be found at Your Cover Insurance  This comp will end on May 4th.


*comp now closed winner informed*

Tesco mobile always provide me with the best prizes for you all don’t they! Well this one is nothing short of amazing

You can enjoy crystal-clear, eye-popping 3D imagery courtesy of the Optimus smartphone from LG. There’s no need for glasses with this handset, just shoot, show and share videos or pictures all with the added bonus of High-definition 3D

optimus 3d phine


The Optimus is the world’s first mobile to feature dual core, dual channel and dual memory technology. This means high speed smooth processing for games, movies and other applications. What’s more as this HTC mobile is installed with Android 2.2 you can be sure of a reliable and powerful operating system.

With a huge 8GB of memory also included, the HTC Optimus is everything you could want from a smartphone.

I thinked Tesco mobile capped tariffs are brilliant for budgeting parents…take a look at this …


Capped tariffs mean:
• Ensuring yourmonthly bill is never more than the cost of your tariff
• This is doneby fixing your tariff so you can only use your inclusive minutes, texts and
• The ability totop-up your account with a Pay as you go top-up, if you run out during the
• The choice of capping any contract on any phone across their whole range – a unique offer in
the mobile market


This should be easy for all of you budget minded readers. Tesco mobile simply want to know what your budgeting new year resolutions are  and how you plan to save money this new year (I’m pretty intrigued too! ) Simply leave a comment!

Good Luck!  If you want to tweet about the competition that would be fab, if you tell me you have done in a speerate comment you will get an extra entry. Please use the hashtag #moneyresolutions

T&C’s: One entry per person please and UK based entrants only. Winner will be picked by Babybudgteing  on Tues 31st of January.


*Comp now closed winner notified*

Oh I have some super duper competitions this week!!!

Tesco Baby Event 21 March to 2 April


I don’t know if you are aware but Tesco are launching its biggest ever baby event from Monday 16th Jan – 5th Feb offering even more promotions so you can make your budget go that bit further.

They  wrote to tell me that they understand that January can be a tough time for parents and  wanted to offer one of  my followers the chance to win £100 Tesco vouchers to spend in store during the baby event – which will ensure those pennies spread that little bit further.

Some of the great offers they have on include:

Pampers Baby Dry Carry Pack: was £6.49 each, now £4.30

Pampers Simply Dry Carry Packs was £4.50 each, now £3.00 Johnson’s Baby Wipes 64-Pack:was £2.44 each, now 95p each

Huggies Super Dry Economy Pack: was £9.98 each, now half price £4.99

Aptamil Growing Up Milk 12m+ 900g: was £8.49 each, now £6.50 each


Products on BOGOF:

Johnson’s Baby Bubble Bath & Wash, 500ml: £2.99

Johnson’s Baby Gold Shampoo, 500ml: £2.60

Johnson’s Baby Pink Soft Wash, 400ml: £2.98

Johnson’s Baby Bedtime Bath, 500ml: £2.50


Half Price Buys:

Tommee Tippee Closer To Nature Electronic Steam Steriliser: was £47.99, now half price £23.99

Tommee Tippee Closer to Nature Microwave Steriliser: was £26.99, now half price

Tommee Tippee Closer To Nature Electric Breast Pump: was £99.99, now half price

Tommee Tippee Closer To Nature Freedom Breast Pump: was £29.99, now half price


If you follow  @TescoBabyClub you can win great prizes every day during the Baby Event



To win the £100 in store voucher from Tesco simply tell me what you would spend it on in comments. For an extra go tweet ‘I am aiming to win £100 Tesco voucher @BabyBudgeting’ and leave an extra comment telling me you have  and your twitter name.

T+C’s  This comp will end on Mon 23rd January at 6pm. UK entrants only . The voucher must be spent before Feb 5th 2012.  One entry per person . Winner picked at random. Good luck!




Cartoonito – for parents too!’


Being a mum to a toddler is without doubt all consuming. If you’re a working mum you’ll know how tiring it can be to juggle work and family demands and keep everyone happy. Whilst stay-at-home mums will appreciate every precious second of quality me-time they can snatch. Whatever your circumstances, childcare is a constant worry, not to mention a drain on the family purse. That’s why Cartoonito is offering parents who join their Facebook community the chance to win an entire year’s worth of FREE childcare!

Whether it frees you up to start that business you always wanted to, or to enjoy a new hobby, this prize is priceless! All you need to do is ‘like’ the Facebook page and answer one question to stand the chance of winning.

Visit www.facebook.com/cartoonitoparents to share pre-schooler parenting tips and funny stories, pictures and ideas to help keep the little ones entertained.

Cartoonito is broadcast on Sky 619 and Virgin 760 between 6am and 7pm everyday. Its mix of live action and animated content encourages little ones to learn about the world around them in a fun and interactive way. Fireman Sam, Care Bears and Bananas in Pyjamas are just a handful of the popular shows offering big fun for little ones at Cartoonito

To celebrate the launch of the Cartoonito Parents Facebook page, popular pre-school kids’ TV channel Cartoonito is giving away two classic Fireman Sam DVDS – Helicopter Heroes and Ready for Action. If you woulike to win one of these please just let meknow in comments which one and I will pick a winner at random on Oct 7th.

Go enter that childcare comp. it sounds amazing!!!