April 2011 is shaping up to be party central: what with the Easter break, the Royal Wedding and Mother’s Day all falling on the same page of the calendar it seems as if Britain’s getting ready to rumba right through till May Day – bonanza!
But it’s not shaping up to be the cheapest month: what with the cost of Easter Eggs (a girl’s gotta have chocolate), the Mother’s Day lunches, bank holiday shenanigans and, naturalement, a new Easter outfit. Well, it’s tradition, isn’t it?
Fortunately Skint has rounded up a few deals to take the sting out of Mother’s Day, which falls on April 3, leaving you enough cash left over to enjoy the rest of the month:
Cards: If you think your mum would be tickled to see herself on the cover of Hello magazine, why not bypass Clinton’s and go straight to FunkyPigeon? There you can upload a photo of your muma and put her straight onto a spoof movie poster or mag cover card. Best of all, it’s free! Just log in, register, and input six birthdays/important dates to claim a £3 token which allows you to buy a Mother’s Day card or whatever else takes your fancy. I’m going for the Mummy Mia movie poster.
Now, prezzies: There are a couple of deals on just now which are perfect for Mother’s Day – but you’ll have to be quick. Radley have an offer – TODAY ONLY – of a £40 voucher for just £14 to use in their stand-alone Radley stores (not Debenhams concessions), or at Radley online by April 21. As well as being famous for their leather bags with the Scottie dog tags, below, Radley also does a wide range of sunglasses, scarves and brollies. Whilst not the most fashion-forward firm, their stuff is very good quality – making this the perfect
hunting ground for a Mother’s Day gift. Remember, you don’t need to spend your voucher today, just download it. To get the voucher, follow this link to Groupon and download from there. This is another example of a great deal from a group-buying site, which I blogged about recently : if you haven’t already signed up to group-buying , make it a springtime resolution.
One more great Mother’s Day present offer just now is from Sanctuary spa-range, who are offering a choice of two lush-looking skincare sets, each worth £43, for just £20 each. Choose from a radiance-boosting set, or a Pro-collagen anti-ageing one. Of course the temptation is to pick up one of each and organise a muma-daughter pampering day: well, what the hell, April is a month for pushing the boat out. This deal goes live on Sunday, March 27 at Wahanda Another group-buying site, see? They’re like the Lady Gaga of internet shopping – absolutely unavoidable and about to dominate our shopping worlds.