Mum's Grapevine Newsletter - Issue 0512 - 01/02/12
For all those mums who are sending their 'babies' off for their first day of school or kindergarten, remember, be brave!
This month we launch our annual Mum's Grapevine member survey, so tell us a little bit about yourself for your chance to win a $500 Target giftcard!
Plus, it's your last chance to enter our 25 word or less competition to win 1 of 2 First Day of School vouchers from Birthday Room. Don't forget to check if you've been one of our lucky winners here.
Let's go shopping!
Summer Sale - 40-60% off ALL Clothing at Infancy!
Introducing the NEW Kai Collection from See Kai Run!
Gaia Organic Cotton Pop-Up Sale - 2 Days Only!
Save on Mooo's Back To School Bag Combos
Enjoy 20-70% off Eco Baby Essentials!
Book Now for The Beautifully Strange World of 'White'
Summer Sale - Save up to 50% on Big Baby Brands!
40-60% off Purebaby and Bebe by Minihaha!
Save 25% on Your Session Fee at Cara Loren Photography!
Save 25% on Belly Bands and Belly Wraps!
The secret to regaining your pre-preggie belly is here!
Vespa & The Ladybird's miracle post-pregnancy Belly Wraps are the latest must-have accessory for new mums. Flatten, firm and support your waistline after birth with this hospital bag essential, choose from Classic or Plush wraps in black and nude. Plus, their stylish Belly Bands are essential for expectant mums, featuring super-soft and stretchy fabric that contours to growing tummies.
For a limited time, save 25% on Vespa & The Ladybird's belly bands and belly wraps, simply add coupon code 'grapevine' to your order to redeem. Discount excludes Dual and Combo packs.
For pre and post pregnancy essentials go to www.vespaandtheladybird.com.au
Offer ends February 24, 2012 or while stocks last.
BUSINESS FOR SALE - CHILDREN'S PRODUCT MANUFACTURER
Design, create, inspire and run your own business from home around school hours! This well respected children’s toy and furniture manufacturer and wholesaler is known for its unique, innovative and inspired range of products.
Step into an established business, including a sophisticated ecommerce website, 60+ Australian retailers, plus huge opportunity to expand internationally. The sale includes the company and product brands, current stock, customer database, product designs and trademarks, supplier contacts, and scaleable business systems.
For more information contact the owner on 0422 922 027.
BOOK A STALL AT THE ROSEHILL MUM'S BIG DAY OUT
Cupboards crammed? Garage jam-packed? Spare room stuffed? Then start 2012 with a clean slate and book a stall at the Rosehill Mum's Big Day Out Baby & Kids Market. With hundreds of shoppers expected, it's the ideal place to sell toys, shoes, clothes and all the other baby and kids goods that your munchkins no longer need, plus you'll regain space in your home and make money!
Sunday 12th February, 2012 - 9am to 1pm
Mum's Big Day Out - Sydney
Rosehill Racecourse, James Ruse Drive, Rosehill
Book your stall at www.babykidsmarket.com.au
OUR PICK OFF THE SHELF
Noni The pony By Alison Lester
By day friendly funny Noni is the happiest animal on the farm by the bay but at night when she gets spooked, her animal buddies snuggle in to help her sleep. This delightful rhyming story about Noni the Pony is the award winning latest from much-loved Aussie author Alison Lester and is set to become a classic.
Buy it (with free delivery) from www.thebookdepository.co.uk
HOT IPHONE APP FOR MUMS-TO-BE
Pregnancy Tracker from WhatToExpect.com
Countdown to your due date and keep track of your baby's development with this app full of useful pregnancy information. Featuring a daily tracker, tips for an enjoyable pregnancy and a week-by-week guide showing your baby's growth and development, plus upload pics of your fast growing belly to your own library.
Get it for FREE from iTunes
Visit The Daily Buzz for more App reviews.
The Daily Buzz finds ... 10 Fun Ways To Keep Kids Cool
Summer days are awesome, but too much of a good thing can leave the kids hot, bothered and bored. Here are 10 fun activities to keep your family cool (and occupied) on sweltering days! (Above: Freeze waterproof toys in ice and then challenge kids to get them out – with mini hammers, toy chisels, eye droppers and spray bottles!)
See more great hot weather ideas at www.thedailybuzz.com.au
Win a $500 Target Giftcard!
Come on down, it's time for the annual Mum's Grapevine Member Survey!
As a bit of a getting to know you exercise, during February we're asking registered Mum’s Grapevine members to complete our online survey for a chance to win a $500 Target giftcard. We'd love to learn a little bit about you, your shopping experiences and your thoughts on the Mum’s Grapevine service.
Plus, for every friend you refer who also subscribes to our weekly newsletter, you'll receive an extra entry into the draw. The more friends you tell the more chances you have of winning! Already completed our survey? Refer more friends here.
The survey takes less than five minutes to complete, so let's get stuck in!
Click here to start the survey...
WIN 1 OF 2 'FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL' VOUCHERS
Get ready for the first day of school or kindy with the coolest Back To School must-haves from Birthday Room! Keep bite-sized snacks fresh in an acid-bright Goodbyn lunchbox, quench thirst with the ultra-stylish and easy-to-open KOR Delta Hydration Vessel, then carry it all in a super tough and extremely cute Bobble Art bag!
Two lucky Mum’s Grapevine members will each win a $100 voucher to spend on Back To School items at Birthday Room!
Click here to enter...
Competition closes February 3, 2012.
More Sales & Specials - Don't Miss These Bargains!
Some links may take you to different sections in previous newsletters for further information on how to redeem an exclusive offer or obtain a secret coupon code.
1. 128 Super Cute Name Labels from Mooo - only $29.95! While stocks last.
2. 30-50% off Sooki Baby, Sosooki and Rufflebutts at The Bees Knees Kids. Ends Feb 22.
3. Snap up serious savings at Adairs Kids Cool For School Sale! Ends Feb 1.
4. Don't Lose it, Label It at Identity Direct with FREE Shipping over $50. Ends Feb 2.
5. 25% off Woddlers' New Range of Lunch Bags and Backpacks. Ends Feb 17.
6. 30% off ALL Clothing and Hair Accessories at For Me and My. Ends Feb 16.
7. Save up to 40% on Contigo kid's drink bottles at Le Domaine, from $9.95. Limited time only.
8. Save 20% on OshKosh school shoes, were $30 a pair, now just $24! Ends Feb 15.
9. Back To School at Birthday Room, up to 50% off backpacks & lunchboxes! Ends Feb 5.
10. Half Price Sale! Save 50% on Jetti Spaghetti Designs at Little Tinkers. Until sold out.
11. Save up to 55% off swimwear and caftants at OzSwimwear. Ends Feb 8.
THE DAILY BUZZ
Our passionate team of hip-hunters goes crazy over the latest in inspired design. From cutting-edge room decor to chic outfits and toys to treasure, we bring you the best baby, kids and maternity gear.
Get your daily dose of cool at www.thedailybuzz.com.au
NEVER PAY POSTAGE AGAIN!
Join the homeFREE club and every weekend of the year, you'll get exclusive access to 'FREE delivery' codes to use at leading online maternity, baby and children's boutiques, nursery department stores, toy shops, book sellers and more.
Join today at www.mumsgrapevine.com.au/homefree
HELLO BABE SAMPLE BAGS
Hello Babe bags are a brilliant source of information and goodies for new and expectant mums. Each bag is packed with useful gifts, samples, booklets, magazines, brochures, vouchers, community service information, useful numbers and more.
Get a wealth of knowledge at www.hellobabe.com.au
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