Thanks Mum says ......I wouldn't call myself a 'cheapskate' but I would like to say I am a savvy shopper. With all the 'buy one get one free' and half price deals that occur every week why would anyone really pay full price for anything?
Over the past 10 years or so I have always purchased the Gold Entertainment Book, but unfortunately we don't get to use many vouchers these days. My husband and I try to use the gold section i.e fancy restaurants on a date night and we always get our moneys worth with a couple of dinners, some lunch vouchers, magazine discounts and holidays specials.
I was delighted to discover a clever Melbourne Mum has now created a book just for FAMILY DISCOUNTS (Small Ideas Melbourne), now that is more my style these days. Taking the kids to a play centre let alone somewhere like the aquarium can end up a very expensive day. I always pack the kids lunch and as many snacks as possible on a day out and then let them have one treat like a milk shake or icy pole and they are always very happy with that. If you are armed with your own snacks and the voucher book, it's a win/win!
There are over 200 vouchers in the Small Ideas book, so you may have a very busy 2017 trying to use as many vouchers as possible - lol! The vouchers are valid until 31 December, 2017 so there is plenty of time to plan your outings. The Small Ideas vouchers range from play centres, water play areas, cafes, pubs, mazes, movies, railway passes and kids activities including Kelly Sports and Ready Steady Go.
While some places for our family might only be a once a year location, like Luna Park, Aquarium, Ice Bar (yes for kids too) , Gumbuya Park (which has had an upgrade) and Melbourne Star as they can be quite expensive, but discounts to all of these places are included in the book. You can really get your moneys worth from 2 vouchers and then the rest is a bonus! A good idea is to keep a record at the front of the book of what you have saved, then you'll know you'll want to buy again for 2018.
Small Ideas is offering Thanks Mum followers a $5 DISCOUNT on the book (rrp $34.95) simply by using COUPON CODE 'THANKSMUM' at www.smallideas.com.au
Happy exploring and saving in Melbourne!
About Thanks Mum
I'm Monica, the face behind Thanks Mum. I am passionate about finding Children's products that save you time, mess and your sanity - oh and money if possible!