16 Mar 2017

butlins
 Where do crabs and lobsters catch their trains? Kings Crustacean



Show man and entrepreneur Billy Butlins opened his Bognor Regis resort in 1932, looking to repeat the success of the formula he began five years previous at the Lincolnshire coastal town of Skegness.



Bognor is one of only three surviving Butlins resorts and commands a superior vantage point on the Sussex town's sea shore. The resort has undergone many changes over the years, none more so than the £45 million revamp in 1998 when the Skyline concept, their tented entertainment centre, was born. 

Butlins Bognor Regis Review

14 Mar 2017

Splittable review
How do you split the bill in a pizzeria. Use a pie chart.


Thinking back to when I house shared .. Stella was £2 a pint, white Reeboks were in and Mr. Blobby duked it out with East 17 for Christmas Number 1. Nokias, Sega Mega Drives, Citroen Saxos, no internet.



I was eighteen, great times indeed!


One more thing I recall from those halcyon house sharing days was how hard it was get a certain house mate to stump up for his share of the bills and takeaways.

He's still my mate, although thankfully not my house mate, and nothing has changed! And while I don't know if Splittable would help him change his ways, it might have saved me having to regularly ambush him at breakfast.

Splittable - Split Bills With Housemates Easily

10 Mar 2017

iphone
 My iPhone seems to be broken, I've pressed the Home button but I'm still at work. Siri-ous.


What a week. Chancellor's hike in NI aside, Ed Sheeran has 16 tracks in the top 20.


Nine are in the top 10. Hilarious, I love things that break the system. The Chart Show will be like listening to Ed on shuffle. 


So while I recline and spin (stream) my favourite Divide tracks (Supermarket Flowers and Galway Girl) here's my pick of the best deals I've found online this week:





The Watch Superstore







Earn brownie points for less. With such a huge range of watches at The Watch Superstore you're sure to find something for even the most fussy of mother-in-laws, use code MUM10 to get 10% off.


New Look








Save up to 80% on selected Women's, Shoes and Accessories and get 30% of your first order by signing up to their newsletter.



The Entertainer








Their Mega Weekend Sale ends Monday and get the latest must-have toys for less with these exclusive voucher codes:



Waterstones





Mums like to read, generally-speaking. So pick up a book or two for less at Waterstones choose from popular titles such as Mary Berry Everyday for £5 off to £3 off of The Essex Serpent.



Carphone Warehouse






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Free Milk Tray, iPhone Deals, 1/2 Price Star Wars


Despite the Claims of Naysayers, Good Credit Does Matter.


You might not think that a topic as staid and, frankly, boring (to many people, anyway) as consumer credit reports would be the focus of controversy – but in fact experts do disagree, sometimes vehemently, about the importance of credit reports and credit scores. There’s already a lot of confusion around this subject, and when you hear someone say that you don’t really need a good credit score to buy a car or a house, it just adds to the confusion.

Why younger millennials need to pay attention

24 Feb 2017

Who's the boss here? I am, I'm the kernel.


Eventful week. Katy Perry blew the Brits away like Hurricane Doris, the Tories win a by-election and Leicester City look for a new manager.


Whilst I put my greenhouse back together and head for a lie down, here's my pick of the best online deals I found this week:


Free Cinema Tickets, 75% Off Air Swimmers



No one knows better than you how stressful money worries can be.You also know the impact it's having on your kids. 

You're not alone though. In the UK there are over 2 million children living in families who have fallen into problem debt. 

The Childrens Society Call For Debt Breathing Space

18 Feb 2017

steak
A steak pun is a rare medium, well done.


Mmm. Cuts like butter. 


Where was I? With trees strung with Catkins and shelves stacked with full priced Easter Eggs, it's a funny time of year. But deals are a serious business and here's my pick of the best I've found online this week:

Half Price Steaks, Spas, Bubble-Tastic Barbies

10 Feb 2017

valentines day
You know that tingly little feeling you get when you like someone? That's your common sense leaving your body.


Love is in the air, everywhere you look around. Love is in the air, and it needn't cost a pound. 


Romantic!

Whenever you're a bit brassic after Christmas or you refuse to get swept along by the tide of consumerism, the following thrift list is for you.


Money-saving Ideas for Valentine's Day:



1. Breakfast in Bed:


Think red napkins, soft boiled eggs and buttered bread cut in to heart shapes.


breakfast



2. First Date Redux:

Visit that special place as you did the first time. Wear the same aftershave, even the same shirt if you can fit in to it. 


first date



3. Stargazing:

If it's a clear night, print off a star map, pack warm blankets, hot chocolate and head off to a country lane. Find a star and mark it with a special name and arrange to go back next year and say Hi.


sky at night



4. At Home Bistro:

A romantic meal for two is fine, but make it even more special with a printed menu or chalk board, checkered table cloths, candles and fairy lights. Save the washing up until morning.



noodles



5. The Love Dice Game:

I stumbled across this romantic game of chance earlier on Pinterest so I'll take no credit, but it may well do the trick :


dice game





6. Valentine's Vouchers:

Bubble baths and foot massages etc. to be redeemed at any time over the next 12 months.


voucher



7. I Love You More Than My iPhone:

Go technology-free for the whole evening, except music of course. If you have a turntable and can get your hands on some Barry White then all the better.



iphone



8. Message in a Bottle:

Express the love you share for each other in a poem, roll it up in a glass bottle along with some photos and watch the tide take it away. Include your email address of you want to see how far your love will travel. 


message in a bottle



9. Love Time Capsule:

Similar to above but use a nice tin and bury it deep under a paving stone or a nice flowering shrub. 


time capsule



10. Have Lots of Sex:

Call it making love, if you prefer. It's not compulsory on Valentine's Day but it's free after all. 


feet



So that's my 10 Free or Cheap Valentine's Day Ideas, do leave your ideas below!






 



www.daddydeals.co.uk is a journalistic money saving blog and like all advice you find online, you should do your own research before acting. To help fund our time, many posts will contain affiliate links.

10 Free or Cheap Valentine's Day Ideas

8 Feb 2017

ford focus
When Henry Ford's ancesters requested a shape change the designers were on it like a car bonnet


I recently had the pleasure of test driving a Ford Focus, the model handed over was the 1.0T EcoBoost 100PS S6 3-cylinder Petrol engine model.


Ford have lovingly-revamped it's famous hatchback inside and out, most notably with the front grill and there's now a 8-inch touch screen in the dash. But would it pass The Dad Test? Let's find out!


Dad Test: Ford Focus Review

3 Feb 2017

It's a dark day for npower. Let there be light!


When an energy company announces a massive price hike, it's time to vote with your feet.


When I switched on BBC Breakfast this morning and heard the words 'npower price hike' I was expecting something like a 6 per cent rise, just like the big six energy companies bestowed upon us in 2013. But 15% on electricity and 5% on gas? 

NPower Price Hike, Time To Take A Hike

Universe of Imagination 40 Piece Road and Rail Train Set
What do you call a train that eats toffee? A chew chew train.


The Universe of Imagination 40 Piece Road and Rail Train Set looks to be the perfect buy for a train and car-mad toddler. 


But was it a good buy? Let's find out! Read on to find out if it's worth the money, and how to get it for less.

Universe of Imagination 40 Piece Road and Rail Train Set Review

14 Jan 2017

squirrel budgeting app



Squirrel is a budgeting app with a big difference.


The difference is, it's like a very clever bank account. So clever in fact, you'll soon be asking your employer to divert your salary in to it. It's part budgeting app, part bank manager and part Dad. I'd better explain!


Here's how Squirrel works:

Squirrel Budgeting App Review

12 Jan 2017

storage unit
Banana boxes, the staple diet of all good storage units

Business is getting more social.



First there was AirBnB, where ordinary homeowners flung open their doors to weary travelers. 

Save Money on Self Storage and Left Luggage

10 Jan 2017

Stuck for a Valentine's idea and want to make some cash back too?


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anti valentines day
Cupid rhymes with stupid, so happy 'consumer driven and trivial interpretation of love' day!



Happy Anti Valentine's Day!


If I didn't know that Valentine's Day existed for gift companies to off-load loads of tat, I'd think it was just to rub singletons noses in it.

If you're single, February 14th can bring feelings of embarrassment, jealousy, sadness, even dread. It can be that powerful!

 But it needn't be that way. Read my Anti-Valentines list below, and if just one item gives you an idea then it's been worthwhile. 

Hugs!

10 Free or Cheap Anti Valentines Day Ideas

 
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