Encouraging your kids to read with eBookadabra.

Ebookadabra: Get a three month free trial of the Apple reading app

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We have a TREAT for you this month, particularly if your kids like reading, or you are trying to encourage them to discover the joy of it at an early age. We have 100 (yes a hundred) codes for a three month free trial of the Apple reading app, eBookadabra for you.

The app is designed for 3 to 7 year olds, offering a “one-stop” solution for children’s reading.

The app allows kids to read hundreds of books from leading publishers such as Disney and Harper Collins.

Reading then incentivises children by helping them to unlock educational puzzles, games, collectable stickers and much more.

Although Ebookadabra is only just launching, the platform already has a wide variety of features on it such as:

  • The ability for parents to record themselves reading the stories that their children are looking at
  • A safe and secure messaging system that allows a child to talk to their parents about the progress they are making in app.
  • An innovative visual search engine designed for kids that lets the use visual search terms to explore our library of books.
  • The ability to save stories to your in-app library so you can enjoy them on the go.

All of this is available for less than the price of a book a month; £5.99 along with a 30 day free trial. But we are letting you have THREE MONTHS for free!

Ebookadabra also makes this experience for a child easier as there is now no need for you to lug around 100’s of books. It is cheaper too, as it offers the whole experience for less than the price of a single book a month.

Over the coming months eBookadabra will be adding hundreds of new books along with other new features. Why not sign up, and you can be in on the fun!

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We will pick the first 100, and send on an email with the details for downloading the app; good luck everyone!

Are mums reacting to the sampling they are getting? Where do they get their samples? Talk to Mums looks at Sampling and asks mums how effective it is.

Tell us about the samples you get for a chance to win £200 in shopping vouchers

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Talk to Mums want to hear from YOU! We have been busy in the background beavering away, trying to make sure we are offering the right services to you, as mums.

In order to do this, we would LOVE if you can help us by answering a survey on how often you get free samples, and what effect receiving them has on you. Do you remember them? Do you go on to chat about them to friends, family, or the dog? Finally, when you get a sample, does it make you actually want to go on and buy that product, particularly if you haven’t heard of the brand before.

The BEST thing about the help we want, is that if you do answer this survey, you will a) get added to our mailing list, so you hear about the samples from the brands we work with and b) get added to the random prize draw to win £200 in shopping vouchers from your choice of Asda, Tesco, Sainsbury and Morrisons. The closing date for the giveaway is 15 March 2017 at 11.59pm; so don’t miss out.

We will want to make sure that we offer you, as mums, the sampling that you want, and we are really keen to understand your experiences so far so that we can help brands reach as many of you as possible.

Do feel free to contact us too with ideas around sampling; we are always open to thoughts from our audience, as we really do believe that mums are the heroes.

Good luck with the giveaway, and we’ll be back with an exciting free offer for a new mobile app on the blog next week, so do come back and check it out.

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Win a 3in1 Mini Micro Deluxe from MicroScooters

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Microscooters is one of our favourite scooter brands - we love them!

We have an AMAZING prize for you all on the blog today from the wonderful brand that is Microscooters. Everyone we know has had a scooter for their kids, but there really is nothing to compare with a Microscooter. Both my children have had them, and there is nothing to rival their sturdiness, flexibility and reliability.

Even better, they are now available for children from vertually as soon as they can walk, thanks to the product we are giving away, the 3 in 1 Mini Micro Deluxe. The wonderful thing about these scooters is that they grow with your child:

  • 12 months – they are a ride on,
  • 18 months – they transform into a toddler scooter, and
  • 2 years – if they are ready, then they transform into a microscooter ready for them to take on the scooting world!

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Sooty Mischief and Magic set

Win new Sooty product: Just tell us your favourite Sooty character!

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Happy New Year to everyone!

We are so pleased to be back in 2017, and hope you have all had a wonderful festive period. We are so excited that we are in a new year, that we have managed to get you all a little gift to start off the year with – a rather lovely new Sooty toy.

We have a Mischief and Magic set to give away; so your children can put on their own magic show, just like Sooty and Sweep. Childhood isn’t complete without trying to do the cup and ball trick, right?

All you need to do to enter is give us the answer to the poll below. We’ll pick a winner after the closing date and let them know via email if they have won. Please don’t forget to give us your email address, so we can contact you.

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The closing date for the competition is Monday 30th January, so don’t miss out. Usual terms and conditions for the competitions on the site apply. Do pop over and look at them if you’d like. Any other queries, drop us a line on helen@

We’d also love you to check out the opportunities we have for working with you all at the moment too. We can offer you paid work, so why not join us. You can get access to free samples of great new products for you and the kids, opportunities where you get paid to share samples with other mums, and even have a little get together in your own home about a specific brand.

We are feeling a little generour this Christmas - sign up to our newsletter before 20th Dec and you could win £200 from Toys R Us.

Win £200 from Toys R Us when you subscribe or refer to our newsletter before 20th December

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We hope you are getting into the Christmas spirit now that we are into December?

We certainly are. We have just picked out the winner for our amazing competition for £200 of vouchers from Toys R Us for joining, and spreading the word about Talk to Mums’ newsletter! The lucky winner will be announced very soon; when they have replied to our email, in fact. We will pop in last month’s blog, as well as on our winners page too.

Thanks so much to everyone who entered, it really was amazingly popular, and it was wonderful to have you all, so much so, that we are doing it all again this month!

The same rules apply, just join up to our newsletter in December, and you can win that £200 towards Christmas. If you are already a member, then you still have a chance of winning too – all you need to do is share your unique link within the widget below, and you’re in the hat too.

Win £200 in Toyr R Us vouchers for signing up and referring in time for Xmas 2016

This time, the giveaway closes at 11.59pm on Tuesday 20th December. We hope to be able to get some vouchers to you in time for Christmas after this date, but we can’t guarantee it of course. All the other usual terms and conditions for Talk to Mums competitions apply too.

Combat the #BlackFriday blues and win £200 from Toys R Us

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November is always the month where you THINK you are going to start preparing for Christmas, and get everything out of the way, and then find that actually, its 30th November, and you haven’t done a thing.

All you have is a mountain of emails about Black Friday, and a pile of stuff you didn’t want really, but bought it anyway because it had 70% off a few days earlier…

Well – those days are gone now, as we have a little competition to help combat those Black Friday, pre Christmas blues.

We are giving away £200 to one lucky winner, all you need to do is sign up to our newsletter, and you are in with a chance of winning. Anyone that signs up within the month of November has the chance to win these vouchers from Toys R Us.

And that means your christmas is sorted!

£200 Toys R Us vouchers

Even BETTER though, if you are already signed up, and I am sure some of you are, you can win extra extras by sharing a link to this blog post, and if some of your friends also sign up – you get extra entry points – up to a maximum of TEN more entries.

Now that’s GOT to be worth having, don’t you think?

So what are you waiting for – get sharing and signing up to the newsletter for a chance to get Christmas sorted with Talk to Mums!

Why not register with the site as well – you’ll get first dibs on the samples we have lined up for you when we re-launch in January as well? We’ve already got some excellent opportunities in the pipeline, from food to family holidays…you’ve got to be in it to win it! 😀

Sooty Mischief and Magic set

Win Sooty Mischief and Magic set with Golden Bear Toys

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For over 60 years, the loveable Sooty has kept the nation entertained with his mischievous antics and now, with a little help from this iconic character, you can have fun creating your very own mischief and magic at home with the Golden Bear Sooty toy range!

Amaze your friends and family with magic tricks and playful jokes from the new Mischief and Magic set!

This is a great little gift for all those for budding magicians and practical jokers.

The set features:

  • Sooty hand puppet – complete with magician’s outfit,
  • Magic wand,
  • Colour changing hanky,
  • Whoopee cushion, and
  • A booklet full of even more mischief and magic.

These lovely presents, should provide hours of fun for your little mischief makers! The great thing is that its suitable for even little hands, as it is for kids 3+. But don’t let your parents get hold of it, as they might not want to give it back….

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The closing date for this is Tuesday 22nd November at 11.59pm. Entry is for the UK only, and standard T&Cs for Talk to Mums competitions apply.