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Win One of Three Rubik’s Speed Cube Pro Packs

I have very fond memories of Rubik’s Cube, many a days spent trying to solve the seemingly impossible puzzle eventually failing to fool my mother by peeling off stickers and replacing them badly!  With over 43 quintillion possible combinations but only one solution. It’s kept kids and adults alike fascinated for generations, and this year sees the iconic Rubik’s Cube celebrating its 40th Anniversary which makes me feel incredibly old!

Rubix Logo

First invented by Ernö Rubik in 1974 in Hungary, the world’s obsession with the Rubik’s Cube became apparent during the 1980s making the puzzle synonymous with the ‘retro’ era and becoming a symbol for this time period.

It’s unique twisting and turning action has captured the imaginations of many since those early days and with its brightly coloured tiles crossing language and cultural barriers, an estimated 350 million Rubik’s Cubes have been sold worldwide.  The world’s obsession with solving the Rubik’s Cube has also led to ‘Speedcubing’ competitions taking place all over the globe where Cubers compete against each other to be the quickest at solving the Cube.  The current world record for a single solve is held by Mats Valk from the Netherlands, whose record is an impressive 5.55 seconds.  The current UK record isn’t far behind with 15 year old Alexander Lau completing the Cube in 5.96 seconds.

This November sees the Rubik’s UK Open returning to Leicester for the third time, attracting over 100 competitors from 13 countries.  The event takes place on 1st – 2nd November 2014 at The O2 Academy, Leicester, and current UK Champion Thom Barlow will be defending his cubing title.  The 2013 Rubik’s Cube Champion from Manchester last year completed the iconic 3×3 cube in a mind blowing 10.64 seconds average.  Thom has a battle on his hands though, as current UK record holder and new European Champion, 16 year old Alexander Lau will be competing and ready to take on the challenge, as well as previous champ Breandan Vallance.  There is more information on the Rubik’s UK Open at  www.worldcubeassociation.org

To celebrate it’s 40th year Rubik’s are giving Me and My Kiddywinks readers the chance to win one of three Rubik’s Speed Cube Pro Pack (RRP £16.99 each), to enter please do so via Rafflecopter below.  Good luck!

Speed Cube

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Disney’s Maleficent Review and DVD Giveaway

With half term and Halloween both happening this week Cash Generator served the kiddywinks up with a real treat with Disney’s latest DVD release Maleficent.

Maleficent

“Let us tell an old story anew and see how well you know it.” is the opening line of Disney’s Maleificent, a re-telling of the classic tale “Sleeping Beauty” told from the standpoint of the villain.  The film starts with Maleficent as a young, horned fairy who is basically good.  She lives in the moors as their protector, meets a young human boy named Stefan and the pair become the best of friends.  Love soon blossoms as they grow older and Stefan gifts her with true love’s first kiss on her sixteenth birthday.

Shortly after Stefan stops seeing Maleficent as he pursues his desire for the crown. Eventually, hungry for power, Stefan goes back to the moors and betrays Maleficent and she becomes the scorned woman who curses a young baby with a sleeping spell that we know from the animated Disney tale.  So as not to spoil anything I’ll leave the story there but rest assured that it’s an awesome film that had the whole family gripped.  This trailer should give you a nice taster.

Cash Generator are giving you the chance to win your very own copy of Maleficent on DVD in our latest competition.  For your chance to win enter via Rafflecopter below, good luck.
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Win £50 PayPal Cash with Voucherbin!

I do a massive percentage of my shopping online, personally I find it a lot easier to find shop around and get the best price for things and then there’s always the advantage of cashback and voucher codes.

Once upon a time I used to put at awful lot of time and effort into finding the “holy grail” of promo codes that would grant me free delivery or a percentage off my order but now sites like Voucherbin.co.uk have taken the legwork out of the internet trawl with deals and discounts in one place!Voucherbin

The site is really easy to use with the options to search by store name, if you are looking for a particular retailer, or you can browse by category which is sometimes the best options if you’re looking for a bargain.  You can also clearly see the deal or voucher code expiry date and the success rate that other users have had. Voucherbin has already saved me almost £12 on a car seat for Joseph and the added bonus of 1000 extra Advantage Cards points at Boots.com to stash away for their infamous January sales.

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Voucherbin are giving Me and My Kiddywinks readers the chance to win £50 cash in their PayPal account to spend as they wish.  To enter simply follow the instruction on Rafflecopter below.  Good luck.

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Win One of Three Maya the Bee Plush Toys

Maya the Bee buzzed onto UK screens in January this year being shown on Tiny Pop three times a day during the week and twice at the weekend.  This is a remake of the classic TV series Maya the Bee which was first aired in 1975 and is based on the 1912 book by Waldemar Bonsels ‘Maya and her adventures’. Maya the Bee Maya is a young bee who has left her hive to discover the beauty and mysteries of nature. As she explores the meadow where she lives, she meets other insects living there, plays to her heart’s content and shares her joy with her friends! Her friends include her sidesick Willy (cue sniggers from kiddywinks), Flip the grasshopper, The Queen, Ben the dung beetle, Miss Cassandra (Maya’s teacher), Barry the fly and Imogen’s favourite Beatrice the butterfly.

Maya the Bee

Maya the Bee is a beautifully animated series that Joseph has become quite hooked on.  It is shown on Tiny Pop (Sky 617, Virgin 737 and Freesat 605) at 8.15am, 1.30pm and 6pm weekdays and 10.30am and 6pm.  There are plenty of printable activity sheets over on the Maya the Bee Facebook page as well.

We’re giving Me and My Kiddywinks readers the chance to win one of three May the Bee Plush toys in our latest competition!  To enter simply do so via Rafflecopter below, good luck!

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Win One of Two Diecast “Jackman” Chuggington Trains

Jackman is the chief of the Chug Patrol working along side Asher, Calley.  Strong and brave he’s always in control and the bravest chugger on the tracks! With a twinkle in his eyes and great leadership skills he makes the perfect mentor for trainee Wilson who dreams of following Jackman in his tracks.

See him in action here….

In our latest competition we’re giving two lucky winners the chance to win their very own Die-Cast Jackman Engine, compatible with both the Die-Cast and StackTrack playsets.

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For your chance to win please enter via Rafflecopter below.  Good luck.

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Win £50 of Rockabye-Baby Vouchers

For our latest giveaway we have teamed up with Rockabye-Baby to give you the chance to win £50 of vouchers to spend on their site!

Rockabye-Baby

Rockabye-Baby has a refreshing attitude and a motto to match – don’t give into mainstream cute.  Scrap those stereotypes; crush those clichés and let your kids be as individual as their thoughts. Their clothes stand for “Fun, Fashion and Attitude” and Rockaby Baby believe that kids were born to rock!

Rockabye-Baby

This bright and funky range of luxury cotton clothes for children up to the age of eight look fantastic, have a musical theme and are even packed in 10-inch record sleeves.

Rockabye-Baby

With such a fresh and welcomed approach to dressing kids, it’s no wonder Rockabye-Baby has been selected to showcase its clothes at House of Fraser’s POP at HOF – a pop-up at the flagship Oxford Street store. Following a competition organised by The Great Retail Revival Foundation, Rockabye-Baby was one of just ten small businesses selected from nearly 200 of the UK’s hottest new retailers in a sales event offering the winner a year’s concession at the store. Tattinger is sponsoring the event and people who buy any POP at HOF brands get a free glass of champagne!

Rockabye-Baby

Enter via the Rafflecopter widget below for your chance to win a £50 Rockabye-Baby voucher but read on for a chance to win one of two £100 vouchers!

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Over on the Rockabye-Baby Facebook page they’re giving their fans the chance to win two £100 vouchers each week!  It’s simple to enter, just head to The House of Fraser Store on Oxford Street, London to try on a Rockabye-Baby Item of Clothing then send a pic via a private message on their Facebook page along with your little rockers name and your Email address.  Good luck!

Get Water Wise and Win a Water-Saving Servis Dishwasher

Leading white goods manufacturer, Servis, is inviting residents from around the country to take part in its latest campaign to help save water in June ahead of World Water Week.

Servis is determined to help the nation save water with its Start the Cycle campaign and is looking for water-wise consumers to join in and pledge to see how much water can be saved over the month of June.

Briton’s use around 16 buckets of water a day, which is around 153 litres[1] and 10 litres alone is used in one flush of the toilet. It’s easy to see how a small change can soon make a big difference. Start the Cycle is encouraging households to be more water conscious and find out just how much water they do use.

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Households can register with Servis to submit their water meter reading at the beginning of the challenge and take another reading at the end to see how much has been saved. The household who saves the most water will also win a new Servis water-saving dishwasher which can use as little as 5.5 litres of water per cycle.

Servis is inviting families to get involved and pledge to save water between 1 June and 30 June, ahead of World Water Week (31 August – 5 September 2014).

Rita Balestrazzi, brand communications manager at Servis commented “We’re looking for families to get involved in this exciting campaign and really spread the word about water usage in UK households.

“We hope to raise awareness about saving water and by being a little more aware and using water efficient appliances, consumers can save on their water bills.”

The highest water-saving family will be crowned Servis’ water-wise consumer and will receive a brand new water-saving dishwasher. 

To register your interest and apply for more information email startthecycle@servis.co.uk and see how much you can save. For more information about products and ranges visit www.servis.co.uk.

 

[1] www.uswitch.com

Chug Patrol: Ready to Rescue ~ Chuggington DVD Review and Giveaway

Today sees the release of a brand new Chuggington DVD and lucky Joseph was lucky enough to review a sneak preview, just in time to keep him occupied whilst he recovered from a nasty ear infection.

Chug Patrol Ready to Rescue

Chug Patrol: Ready to rescue has a total running time of 71 minutes and includes four Chuggtastic episodes from series four, the 23 minute feature length special Chug Patrol, from which the DVD its name, and the first ever and never before seen Chuggington music video: Chug Patrol: Ready to Roll. This catchy rock/pop song introduces who’s who in Chug Patrol, one of the new teams seen in Series Four of Chuggington.  Here’s a sneaky peek!

Episodes included are:

Chief Wilson
Wilson takes a test to assess his new Chug Patrol skills, but he forgets something important and fails. Later, when a real emergency arises, Wilson handles the situation perfectly and gets Old Puffer Pete out of trouble. Jackman is impressed – maybe Wilson will even make chief one day.

Park Patroller Wilson
When Old Puffer Pete goes sleep-riding around Chuggington, Wilson must find a solution to keep him safe.

High Rise Rescue
Hodge gets stuck on a platform high up in the air, but Wilson’s clever thinking saves the day.

Fearless Wilson
When Brewster slips into the river, Wilson must overcome his struggles with the speed booster wagon to get there super-fast and help his friend.

As a huge Chuggington fan Joseph really enjoyed the DVD and has watched Chug Patrol: Ready to Roll over and over again, he now proudly knows most of the words and bops along!  The DVD also includes a fun activity sheet and stickers, Joseph thoroughly enjoyed sticking the stickers on his sheet and it now hangs proudly in his bedroom.

Chug Patrol: Ready to Rescue
Chug Patrol : Ready To The Rescue is available now with an RRP of £7.99 or if you’re feeling lucky you can enter our giveaway via Rafflecopter below.
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Win One of Three Playmobil City Life Collectible Dogs Sets

In the latest of our Christmas Giveaways our friends at Playmobil are giving Me and My Kiddywinks readers a chance to win one of three sets of their new collectable dogs from the City Life range.

Playmobil Border Collie with PuppiesTeach the Border Collies with Puppy some new tricks, this set includes one figure, two adults dogs, one puppy, backpack, inline skates, helmet and other accessories.

Playmobil Golden Retriever with Puppies

Enjoy some canine fun with the Golden Retriever with Puppies, set includes one figure, two adult dogs, two puppies, leash and other accessories.

Playmobil Dalmatians and Puppy

Count the number of spots on the Dalmatians with Puppy.  The fourth in a series of six collectible sets, this set includes on figure, two adult dogs, puppy, dog collars, and other accessories.

For your chance to win simply:

  • Leave me a comment below telling which of the collectible sets you’d prefer (Border Collie, Golden Retriever or Dalmatian).
  • For an extra entry you can also Tweet the following message “I’m Tweeting to win one of three @PlaymobilUK Collectible Dogs sets from @fayerios http://wp.me/p1zMot-2P8”  (Please leave an extra comment with the URL of your Tweet, otherwise I will not be able to count your entry.

This competition is open to UK residents only and is restricted to one entry per person.  This competition closes at midnight on 9th December 2013 and the winners will be contacted shortly afterwards.  Winners have 14 days to make contact regarding delivery of their prize or a new one will be selected.

WOW Toys Rosie’s Royal Ride Giveaway

For the second of our WOW Toys giveaways, Me and My Kiddywinks readers have the chance to win Rosie’s Royal Ride.

Rosie's Royal Ride

“The trumpets sound as my prince and I glide past the crowds in my elegant carriage. We’re on our way to the royal ball at the castle; I’ve been preparing for the big night for so long! On route we’re stopping for a picnic, a slice of chocolate cake and sandwiches (crusts off of course!)

My pony, Lady, also has her jewellery on to make her look as elegant as possible for the big night.”

Rosie's Royal Ride

Rosie, or Rosie Posy as she’s affectionately known as by her friends Pippa and Flora, loves a good stately ball, hates kisses frogs and is very good at charming princes – such as the dapper Percy.

For your chance to win Rosie’s Royal Ride, simply enter via Rafflecopter below.

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