Giveaway: £25 Sainsbury’s voucher

by Hannah

It’s nearly Easter and that means that it’s almost time for half-term fun with the kids. Have you got any plans made for the weeks ahead? I know that I haven’t thought much about the activities we will be doing over the fortnight, besides a four year olds superhero birthday party!

If you have grand plans that won’t pull too hard on the purse strings, then share your activities and ideas. Sainsbury’s Bank Loans are offering you the chance of winning a £25 Sainsbury’s voucher by entering this giveaway on my blog.

How to Enter:

Log in to Rafflecopter and enter the draw by leaving a blog post comment with your creative ideas for affordable family activities to do during the school holidays. You can also enter by tweeting about the giveaway, using the hashtag #SBschoolholidays and by referring a friend to enter the giveaway.

The more times you enter, the better your chances of winning the £25 Sainsbury’s voucher.

Whether or not you’re the prize winner, your affordable family activity ideas could also potentially appear in a future Money Matters blog post.

The winners will be chosen via Rafflecopter (which uses and will be announced here.

The deadline for entering is Wednesday 3rd April. Good luck!

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T’s & C’s:

This giveaway is open to all UK readers.

Entrants must have a UK address to enter. No bulk or third party entrants.

The prize is non-transferable and will be sent out from Sainsbury’s Bank.

All entries may be featured on the Sainsbury’s Bank Money Matters blog post without further payment.

The winner will be contacted by email, if they do not respond within 7 days another winner may be chosen.

The winner will be chosen via Rafflecopter (which uses and announced on this page.

Entries using any software automated process to make bulk entries will be disqualified.


Nb. I received a Sainsbury’s voucher in return for hosting this giveaway


Christina Curtis 27th March 2013 - 10:57 am

We really enjoy Baking!

Lynsey Buchanan 27th March 2013 - 3:13 pm

Cadbury has joined up with the National Trust to offer ‘Easter Egg Trails’ at over 200 locations around the country over the Easter weekend. The Hunts are set in the grounds and kids get clues to lead them to chocolate eggs. Trails cost around £2 depending on location

Mummybeastie 27th March 2013 - 3:18 pm

Sounds like lots of fun Lynsey! great idea 🙂

Mel Briscoe 27th March 2013 - 7:42 pm

An Easter egg hunt. You can have fun making really creative clues for each other.

HELEN 28th March 2013 - 2:25 pm

making snowmen here!

MrsShilts 28th March 2013 - 7:40 pm

This Easter we’ll be hands on with easy peasy crafts such as pasta painting and potato printing

esther james 29th March 2013 - 10:26 am

The nattural history muesum in cardiff is fantastic. It has dinosaurs, a volcano and best of all its free!

Suzanne Cooke 29th March 2013 - 3:33 pm

We have saved all our christmas and birthday cards, some we make into bookmarks or picture frames and with the rest we will make a huge collage/poster for Ella’s playhouse.

abby carroll 29th March 2013 - 3:42 pm

easter egg hunt, creative art with the wrappers and boxes. some baking and a nice nature trail through the park

tracy nixon 29th March 2013 - 3:48 pm

I have been making Easter baskets with my kids using coloured paper strips! They have personalised them with stickers, glitter and felt tips!!! They are going to add shredded tissue paper inside and I will pop in some small chocolate eggs for a treat! They have made one for Granny and Grandad too!

George Worboys Wright 29th March 2013 - 3:51 pm

Nature hunt in the garden, park or wood. Geocaching is also fun, there are loads of websites about it.

Isabelle Smith 29th March 2013 - 4:15 pm

baking rice crispy cakes

Andy D 29th March 2013 - 4:32 pm

Board Game Olympics

charley foulds 29th March 2013 - 4:46 pm

Doing LOTS of baking- get cookie cutters, icing and plenty of smarties and other decorations to go mad with!

Jenny 29th March 2013 - 4:50 pm

We like to go for walks and collect leaves, sticks, stones etc, then use the collected items to make art at home.

Rosalind Sargent 29th March 2013 - 4:54 pm

We take a beautiful stroll around the grounds of Hampton Court Palace every Easter were there is
plenty of festive activitys for the kids to do there,lovely walks down on the River Thames watching
the steam boats go by and across the road from the Palace is a large Royal Park called Bushy Park
were you can park your car for free all day, the Diana fountain is situated in the park as well as a
large Kids play ground, Red and Fallow Deer still roam and swans swim in the lakes, a boating pool
is also situated in the park, its a great place to take a picnic and the kids love it there because there
is plenty to do and its all free there is a little cafe in the park if you fancy a cup of tea or an Ice cream,
don’t forget to take you camera as there is loads of natural beauty to shoot in the royal park.

Bryan Deegan 29th March 2013 - 5:27 pm

mini egg treasure hunt

anthony harrington 29th March 2013 - 5:48 pm

a walk over the meadows looking at spring flowers ( if they are not hidden by snow!)

enrico savorelli 29th March 2013 - 6:38 pm

visit the museums in London

Rebecca Foster 29th March 2013 - 7:28 pm

Learn to make balloon animals together.

Rebecca Foster 29th March 2013 - 7:28 pm

Make sock puppets.

Rebecca Foster 29th March 2013 - 7:29 pm

Hold a family dance in your living room!

Mummybeastie 4th April 2013 - 12:47 pm

Hi Rebecca, you have won the voucher for this suggestion! Please send me your address details through my contact page 🙂

Rebecca Foster 29th March 2013 - 7:29 pm

Make cards to mail to grandparents or friends.

Rebecca Foster 29th March 2013 - 7:30 pm

Play Charades.
Play hide and seek.
Play Simon Says.
Play I-spy.

ashleigh 29th March 2013 - 9:35 pm

We love having a junk modelling day making lots of craft things with “junk” from around the house!

angela 29th March 2013 - 10:44 pm

Do lots of baking

DANIELLE VEDMORE 30th March 2013 - 2:23 am

Melting down or breaking up the tons of leftover easter egg chocolate and making yummy cakes and biscuits and getting the kids to decorate with sprinkles, icing and decorations! Such fun! xoxo

Farhana Haque 30th March 2013 - 3:01 pm

We are doing arts and crafts and baking at home.

Marbenn 30th March 2013 - 6:12 pm

Love baking

Su Tyler 30th March 2013 - 6:34 pm

We used to love going to the Cwmcarn Forest Drive. There’s lots of spots to stop and take in the beautiful valley views. Big play area, forest walks and a lake. You can take a picnic or try out a BBQ in one of the designated areas. Costs about £5.

justine meyer 30th March 2013 - 7:47 pm

Baking, easter hunt, sticking and glueing, inside picnic

Maggie Coates 30th March 2013 - 11:20 pm

feed the local ducks. The only cost is some stale bread.

hannah oneill 31st March 2013 - 5:27 pm

Fossil Hunting

laura banks 31st March 2013 - 9:27 pm

we go fishing very cheap and fun

Jane T 31st March 2013 - 9:40 pm

Fill a craft box full of buttons, scraps of material, cardboard, paints, ribbons and glue for rainy days.

lyn burgess 1st April 2013 - 12:26 am

We use small balloons to make papier mache easter eggs, and when they are dry we can paint them. Hours of fun for the cost of balloons flour?wallpaper paste, a couple of newspapers, and some paint.

Solange 1st April 2013 - 8:39 pm

We spend the day in the park. I make sure to bring plenty of snacks
eg crisps, nuts raisins, dried fruit, etc. are great and I pack plenty
of things to entertain, such as a few books, toys, a portable DVD player
(be sure to bring extra batteries). I always bring a small pillow and
blanket from home.
My children like to bring along their own colouring books, a Doodle
Pad, their Leap Pads (with a few booklets), and scrap paper that they
can make their own drawings with and play games such as tic-tac-toe. My
daughter used to like to bring along a doodle bear when she was younger
so that she could draw on that as well, and my son likes to bring along
some action figures to play with. I found that buying a Rose Art kit is
great! It has crayons, markers, colouring books, colouring sheets, and
stickers that they can colour. It definitely keeps them entertained.

kristy brown 1st April 2013 - 8:41 pm

We like to do ‘treasure hunts’ where the kids have to find items of nature, a pebble, a flower, a worm etc etc. Provides hours of entertainment.

Julie Davies 1st April 2013 - 9:38 pm

Always take a picnic with you on a day out, much cheaper than buying expensive lunches and treats

Amy Ripley 1st April 2013 - 10:08 pm

Go to the park and make a teddy bears picnic!!

Stephanie Cater 2nd April 2013 - 12:45 am

Maybe try growing some mustard cress. Take the unbroken shell from a boiled egg, draw a face on it and sow mustard cress seeds on some damp kitchen paper inside it. The seeds will grow quickly and look like hair.

Karen R 2nd April 2013 - 7:03 am

Go to a local museum and join in with their Easter activities

HEvster 2nd April 2013 - 9:35 am

Fruit picking – cheaper than the supermarket and good for you too!

Jeanette Downing 2nd April 2013 - 10:24 am

Easter egg hunt, lots of baking together, we will be making an Easter bonnet and playing in the park,

Shazz 2nd April 2013 - 12:14 pm

Easter treasure hunt followed by enjoying the Easter eggs together.

Shauna Ferguson 2nd April 2013 - 1:38 pm

A scrapbook to hold on to! Fun and they learn stuff too.

Reply 2nd April 2013 - 3:14 pm

We do lots of arts and crafts card making egg painting and baking

Claire Butler 2nd April 2013 - 3:16 pm

Easter egg hunts in garden with picnic to follow weather permitting. Or in lounge and picnic on floor if weather bad

Kerry Jones 2nd April 2013 - 3:20 pm

A picnic on the beach

Emily Jane Ann Nelson 2nd April 2013 - 7:18 pm

Having a teddy bears picnic inside is fantastic!
Grab all of the little ones teddies / favourite toys and set them around in a circle on a blanket inside. Put plastic cups/bowls and plates out & some nibbles! Make sure you share the food with the teddies! (They get hungry!)

Angie Hoggett 2nd April 2013 - 7:59 pm

Make some Yummy Easter Cupcakes together!

Vikkii Croker 2nd April 2013 - 8:09 pm

We love to go the park and feed the ducks, as well as play on the swings, follow it up with a trip to the library and you have a pretty good family day out

Jane Middleton 2nd April 2013 - 8:30 pm

Do lots of painting and drawing, kids like to be messy and creative

Natalie Lee 2nd April 2013 - 8:56 pm

I like to make chocolate eggs I think its quite fun and great to eat

Mummybeastie 4th April 2013 - 12:49 pm

Rebecca Foster is the winner! Please send your address details through my contact page 🙂


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