Chewie Gum Campaign and Giveaway CLOSED; WINNER – Helen Wakeley

Chewie with sweets
Half term is upon us yet again and Chewits have launched a brand new bubble gum brand called Chewits Chewie Gum.
photo 1The gum comes in three exciting new flavours – Lemon, Strawberry&Banana and Tropical. Designed for kids aged 8-11 years for kids on the move and sharing this gum tastes delicious and provides a nice treat.
Now I don’t believe in filling kids with sweets but I don’t think the odd treat now and then harms anyone and always make sure my kids brush teeth after sweets.
We were sent two large boxes of chewie gum. Both boxes containing twelve individual packs of gum, four of each flavour per box.

The chewie gum is being enjoyed by Ryan who also shares with hs friends, he enjoys the fruity flavours with Strawberry & Banana being favourite.
Chewits recently surveyed parents and asked for cost saving tips through half term they developed this cool info-graphic providing a few half term tips and info.


Competition time

Chewits are giving away a chewits hamper filled with goodies to one of my lucky blog readers. Your hamper will consist of – Chewie gum box (12 packs of gum), Chew tin (8 chewits sticks in silver encased tin), Chewits mug and keyring. All worth Β£25


    May 25, 2013 / 14:42

    have followed you and on twitter my best tip is keep it cheap check notice boards for local things for kids like libraries etc take picnics to the park go for walks during the year put anything good for crafts in a box ready get together with other parents to share ideas and resources

  2. May 25, 2013 / 15:27

    Following on twitter @AimeeSwift1, best money saving tip is to look out for coupons an iscount codes online for days out in the half term to save a few pennies.

  3. Olivia
    May 25, 2013 / 15:39

    Following on Twitter @olivia_unlucky, my best money saving tip is to make use of vouchers and coupons for days out and also taking the kids to the park is always free – perfect

  4. Amy
    May 25, 2013 / 15:46

    Best Money Saving Tip – Dont take your credit out

  5. Glenn Hutton
    May 25, 2013 / 15:47

    Followed & tweeted @glennhutton
    Following blog
    Take children to a working farm, lots of animals & things to do at a very reasonable price for a full day out.

  6. Danielle Hicks
    May 25, 2013 / 15:51

    If the weathers nice we like to do lots of things in the garden – picnic, tennis, football, paddling pool, looking for certain flowers/bugs etc. All free !
    Go for walks, to the park/beach
    Using vouchers/clubcard days out can be had cheap.

  7. laura banks
    May 25, 2013 / 16:03

    following by email tweeted @loz09 i take my son fishing with a picnic very cheap and gets us out and about

  8. Charley Foulds
    May 25, 2013 / 16:07

    do a lot of baking with ingredients that you have the cupboard- create something new!

  9. tracy waldock newton
    May 25, 2013 / 16:10

    Have a sort out and take things to your local charity shop.

    May 25, 2013 / 17:00

    Enter some competitions. There are loads for DVD’s and tickets.

  11. Paul Wilson
    May 25, 2013 / 17:34

    Making you own food from scratch is often cheaper, healthier and tastier.

  12. Clare Martin
    May 25, 2013 / 17:39

    If you go to the cinema at half-term make sure that you take your own food and drink in with you, it saves a fortune. I make my own popcorn to take and put it in individual tubs!

  13. gary clabburn
    May 25, 2013 / 17:51

    Always take plenty of snacks and drinks with you, especially if you have young children. Buying food and drink when you are out costs the earth. Also take a bag with a few toys and books, my Best tip though is to take “blow bubbles”….everyone loves bubbles.

  14. Anthony Harrington
    May 25, 2013 / 17:55

    following via email and network blogs, have tweeted @freyerj,
    my money saving tip is if the weather is nice go to local fields, woods or large park and go on a nature trail, noting and drawing all the creatures, birds and flowers that you come across. costs nothing and can last as long or a short as you like.

  15. abby carroll
    May 25, 2013 / 18:02

    have a look for all the free events about, when out bring a pack lunch and lots of drinks so much cheaper.

  16. iain
    May 25, 2013 / 18:13

    following you and tweeted @maci234 , best tip is do your research before going places

  17. ashleigh
    May 25, 2013 / 19:33

    My tip is to look out for local events that are free or cheap! I follow by email and have tweeted as @ashlallan

  18. Justin Kemp
    May 25, 2013 / 19:40

    Followed you and everything! Great comp! Really excited about this; the kids would love it! A great money saving tip for the half term, would be if you are planning on going on holiday, always ask for deals. Have saved over 50% in the past just for asking for a last minute deal on hotels/holiday homes. Also, there are loads of great free museums in London, really involves and excites the kids πŸ™‚

  19. May 25, 2013 / 19:55

    I don’t think you have to pay lots of money to go into places. Sometimes simple things like going swimming can be great fun.

  20. Jamielee Norris
    May 25, 2013 / 20:39

    All done – my tip would be to make the most of your surroundings – go for a walk and have a picnic, feed the ducks, maybe go for a bus ride which is alot cheaper than a huge day out at a childrens play area, go for a nature walk and pick out things you can use to make a picture at home πŸ™‚

  21. Helen Wakeley
    May 25, 2013 / 20:46

    You definitly dont have to spend alot of money for the little ones to enjoy themselves πŸ™‚ staying in and making things is a brilliant thing to do πŸ™‚ – making a den with sheets etc you cant go wrong!! xx

  22. FionaLynne Edwards
    May 25, 2013 / 21:25

    The weather will (hopefully) be better so try and do free things. My daughter had the most fun at Easter when we sent her and a few friends out into the woods with a list of things to find (i.e. a white feather, a red stone, etc.)

  23. May 25, 2013 / 23:17

    shared on twitter – @theplayroomblog

  24. May 25, 2013 / 23:21

    best half term money saving tips is keeping the kids busy in free activities like junk modelling or playing in the garden

  25. Pete R
    May 26, 2013 / 00:15

    Find places with an interesting sight at the end and go walking to them πŸ™‚

  26. Shazia khan
    May 26, 2013 / 00:52

    Take kids out to find different size/shape leaves. Then when your home they can use crayons to print them and make pictures etc

  27. May 26, 2013 / 01:55

    If you’re going anywhere that requires an entry fee, check their website and Facebook and Twitter pages, plus money saving websites for discount vouchers and if that fails try ebay where people often sell tickets at a massive discount. If appropriate bring your own food and drink.

    May 26, 2013 / 06:45

    Use 2 for 1 vouchers, check websites for discounts and book with your friends as a group, take packed lunches instead of buying food once out, also car share and split the cost of petrol/car park entrances with friends

  29. May 26, 2013 / 08:54

    Make use of your own garden for picnicsand games so you dont have to be in an over crowded park! (all requirements done @thewaywewantto)

  30. Kelly Roxanne smith
    May 26, 2013 / 13:52

    followed your blog and following on twitter @kellyroxanne82 thanks

  31. Kelly Roxanne smith
    May 26, 2013 / 13:53

    use discount vouchers when taking the kids places πŸ™‚

  32. May 26, 2013 / 14:24

    Following via email & tweeting as @kimmer2111
    My best money saving tip is to go to the park or beach….It’s free! Take a picnic too instead of buying when you’re out πŸ™‚

  33. catherine clifford
    May 26, 2013 / 14:59

    i have liked on facebook my money saving tip is think ahead of what you are planning so you can get the best discounts and the cheapest price that way you can get more stuff for your money

  34. tony houghton
    May 26, 2013 / 22:08

    kids love the beach & the sea, what more could you want on a warm day, and its free

  35. Anonymous
    May 27, 2013 / 00:43

    followed and shared in Facebook

  36. May 27, 2013 / 10:28

    Tweeted @FoxTokisam. My best fruggle tip for half term, is get the kids walking and take a picnic. (It also tires them out, so they have a good nights sleep).

  37. greig spencer
    May 27, 2013 / 11:14


  38. May 27, 2013 / 17:25

    Tub of water, bubbles & many bowls & spoons…keeps my son entertained in the garden!

  39. Mary Heatley
    May 28, 2013 / 10:01

    We have the best fun with a plastic sheet and the slope in our garden. We cover it in fairy liquid and slide down.

  40. clair downham
    May 28, 2013 / 17:40

    making dens in local parks and making homemade bubbles

    May 28, 2013 / 18:34

    Leave them with their Grandparents when you go to work… lol x

  42. Jo Glasspool
    May 28, 2013 / 22:09

    Go for picnic’s in your local park or forest, the kids will love to chooseing and making the food and entry is free. Once you have eaten you can play games or use the equipment.

  43. Nerys Griffiths
    May 28, 2013 / 22:26

    my tip: today was a rainy miserable day outside but we had lot of fun inside. We baked cookies and whilst cooling, made a den in the sitting room, we had a jam butty picnic (homemade bread – cheated and made in the bread machine), fruit and yoghurt and of course the cookies which where a bribe to make sure that kids ate their lunch. Then the kid made a bed in the den and i read our book of the week – George’s marvelous medicine. Money that i would have spent has gone in the pot for a day out when the weather i better.

  44. Laura Farren
    May 28, 2013 / 22:56

    Followed on twitter and your blog (@boopsyou)
    My best tip would be to get the kids planting, growing their own vegies!, theylove it and learn lots too!

  45. May 29, 2013 / 08:36

    Have followed you @SuperBusyMum
    My best money saving tip would be just get the kids outside for some fresh air and let their imaginations fly! If its not raining, then they have no excuse to be bundled up inside! Walks, creative play, sidewalk chalks, planting seeds, alsorts to do outside πŸ™‚ x

  46. elaine stokes
    May 29, 2013 / 13:20

    always look out for the best deals, the ‘special offers’ sometimes are not so special!!!! elff73

  47. May 29, 2013 / 15:58

    i have followed and tweeted under kathcake i would do crafts and cake making at home

  48. Lynn Savage
    May 29, 2013 / 18:18

    My best half-term money saving tip – have fun at home, make play dough, teach the kids photography, have a games afternoon, pretend you’re in a restaurant for dinner – get the kids to write a menu and plan and cook with you.

  49. Fiona Matters
    May 30, 2013 / 09:59

    Baking cakes – loved and very cheap.

  50. May 31, 2013 / 05:34

    Look for an independent cinema near yours, our local one has films for Β£1 in the morning at 10am (they show last years big family films) . We get to see some good ones on the big screen for very little money.
    following blog
    tweeted with @phyllgerry

  51. Jo
    May 31, 2013 / 17:27

    When the weather is good play outside its great fun and inside when the weather is not good planting seeds cress is always fun

  52. andy harris
    June 1, 2013 / 14:23

    visit museums – some are free

  53. June 1, 2013 / 15:06

    I have followed and tweeted – pumbles. For a money saving idea, cancel half terms. (Only joking) I think it’s great taking children to free museums which often have events on during half term for them to enjoy.

  54. Janine Atkin
    June 1, 2013 / 15:33

    have done all of the above. my son likes to play out with his friends on his bike and would rather that than go out with me at the mo! so pennies saved

  55. Anonymous
    June 1, 2013 / 17:04

    best half-term money saving tip – take them for walks and parks and treasure hunts and crafts

  56. FionaLynne Edwards
    June 1, 2013 / 17:24

    There are so many free things you can do – from a treasure hunt in the woods to playing football in the park. If the weather’s bad, nothing beats play-doh or cooking!

  57. June 1, 2013 / 17:59

    Enjoy the parks or free museums

  58. jayne fotheringham
    June 1, 2013 / 18:08

    visit museums, picnics at the park theres so much you can do!

  59. Kristy Brown
    June 1, 2013 / 19:01

    Following via email and tweeting. Treasure hunts can turn into nature trails etc and are easy to do or check out special sites that list free kids activities too that are local to you. x

  60. June 1, 2013 / 19:59

    Local parks if the weather’s nice, baking cakes if it’s not!

  61. Amanda Milton
    June 1, 2013 / 20:03

    Search online/in local newspaper for free events/clbs to take the kids too πŸ™‚

  62. michele omalley
    June 1, 2013 / 20:21

    Check out where the best parks are that have lots of activities for free and take the kids there

  63. Samantha R
    June 1, 2013 / 21:00

    following through email and tweeted as @lillyfer85, my tips is to check out free museums in your area, use the internet for research on events happening near you

  64. sarah parker
    June 1, 2013 / 21:54

    take the children to parks πŸ™‚

  65. claire little
    June 1, 2013 / 22:06

    make the use of free facilities and make sure you have snacks and juice to hand to save a small fortune

  66. Lesley Bain
    June 1, 2013 / 23:29

    The local park with a ball and a picnic is a cheap but fun filled day out….on wet days the library whiles away a few hours. Keep an eye out for local free events too πŸ™‚
    Tweeted @lastkiss5 and following by email and twitter x

  67. jackie rushton
    June 2, 2013 / 09:55

    Some National Trust properties offer free entry – they are a great day out

  68. cheryl brady
    June 2, 2013 / 11:33

    the parks the best place to go ever.

  69. Susan Seaman
    June 2, 2013 / 12:14

    use the internet to search for free things to do in your area,5 mins searching can save a small fortune

  70. Stacey Wardle
    June 2, 2013 / 13:38

    Have a voucher drawer which you put any vouchers you see in newspapers etc for days out in. Then when it comes to the holidays have a look through. You don’t have to use them as places like theme parks can still be expensive even with vouchers but they’re there if you want them.

  71. Debbie
    June 2, 2013 / 13:43

    take to local museums …some have free entry and activities for children

  72. June 2, 2013 / 13:55

    Stay in and have fun in the Garden my kids love entertaining games when everyone is involved. Also family time with a good board game or film goes down a treat. Nothing better than spending time together πŸ™‚

  73. June 2, 2013 / 14:40

    Poundland all the way – can find a lot of brand named cereals etc for a serious reduction

  74. June 2, 2013 / 15:59

    I love to bake and also do arts & crafts with empty egg boxes and other items πŸ™‚ x

  75. June 2, 2013 / 16:20

    Take turns with friends to have play dates at each others houses , or meet up at parks. Kids are happiest in the company of other kids & a play date costs virtually nothing if you all contribute towards a picnic (indoor or outdoor!)

  76. champaklal lad
    June 2, 2013 / 17:53

    great prize

  77. laura samantha avery
    June 2, 2013 / 18:33

    best tip i can offer is buy a family and friends travel card you get 1/3 off train fares when you travel with a child, daily mail gives away in may a free 2 month pass and you can renew it for less than buying one (you get a discount via daily mail) last year it was Β£12 to buy as apposed to Β£24 This year sadly its Β£20 but its normally Β£30 z

  78. Abi
    June 2, 2013 / 18:38

    Buy cheap craft items or cake making kits to do with the children from Poundstretcher. It’s much cheaper to do fun things like this with the children rather than going on expensive days out.

  79. Cheryl Lovell
    June 2, 2013 / 18:40

    I use my tesco vouchers to buy tickets for days out

  80. lucy rock
    June 2, 2013 / 19:28

    Feeding the ducks in the local park is a lovely thing to do and while you are there take a picnic, some friends and a ball and if the sun is shining that is the day sorted!

  81. Victoria Cunniff
    June 2, 2013 / 19:37

    Best thing I used to do with my niece and nephew was save old Christmas cards and birthday cards then get them to cut out the various characters, flowers etc and make pictures with them. It kept them quiet for hours and cost nothing bar a tube of glue and some felt tips. I also save up bits of ribbon to se as well. They always loved that past time.

  82. victoria thurgood
    June 2, 2013 / 19:55

    Bike rides to the local parks or our heath our a great way of great out the house

  83. carol boffey
    June 2, 2013 / 20:08

    go to the park or look round churches

  84. S Furniss
    June 2, 2013 / 20:27

    Scan the papers for free local events and discount vouchers

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