Ways To Save Money and Earn Money At Home

ways to save money

It can be a costly business running a family, house, car. Never mind the regular bills, there’s the unexpected expenses. So anything that can help you either save money or earn some extra money is always welcome. The Mykidstime Team has picked out some ways to save money and earn money or rewards at home that we’ve come across on our travels online. 

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Ways to Save Money

Save on a Great Escape to the Sunny South East!


The award winning Mount Wolseley Hotel, Spa and Golf Resort in Carlow offers the perfect retreat for family breaks away in the sunny South East. This summer they have some very special offers available for you to book.

2 Nights Bed & Full Irish Breakfast from just €378 with:

    • 4-Course Dinner on 1 Evening for Mum & Dad
    • Dinner for 2 Children on 1 Evening, “Woolie Bear” Dinner
    • Free access to the Action Packed Woolie Bear Kids Club
    • Free access to the Teen Zone
    • Free access to the Soft Playroom
    • Free access to the Wolseley Playground with Zip Wire
    • Free access to the extensive Leisure Club, Facilities include a 20m Pool &
    • Children’s Pool

Three Nights Family Break from just €502 with:

    • 3 Nights Bed & Full Irish Breakfast
    • 4-Course Dinner on 2 Evenings for Mum & Dad
    • “Woolie Bear” Dinner for children on 2 evenings
    • Free access to the Action Packed Woolie Bear Kids Club
    • Free access to the Teen Zone
    • Free access to the Soft Playroom
    • Free access to the Wolseley Playground with Zip Wire
    • Free access to the extensive Leisure Club, Facilities include a 20m Pool & Children’s Pool

To avail of these very special offers or to book a longer stay please visit www.mountwolseley.ie or call +353(0)59 9180100.

Save Money on Schoolbooks at The Book Haven

Save money on school books with The Book Haven

Irish retailer The Book Haven are offering 10% discount on all school text books ordered online from June 1st to July 20th 2018. Including a full range of high quality secondhand books.

You also get free delivery on orders over €25 or when you click and collect from Book Haven Stores.

Order today and save money on schoolbooks. when you use code SCHOOL18 at the checkout.

Discount on Summer Adventure Breaks at Delphi Resort

Family Holidays Delphi

Make memories this summer with your family at Delphi Resort in magical Leenane, Connemara, where you’ll find family holidays designed with fun and adventure in mind!

You can get up to 25% off  when you book one of their family packages– with discounts off bed and breakfast, dinner and adventure activities! There are range of family accommodation options from cosy family rooms and luxury one and two bedroom suites in the hotel, to more budget friendly rooms in the brand new Wild Atlantic Hostel.

Delphi Resort is renowned for the superb range of adventure activities, with over twenty family friendly outdoor activities available, with over twenty family friendly outdoor activities to experience suitable for age 4+, including kayaking on Killary Fjord, surfing on Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way, mountain bike riding, Zip ‘n Trek tree top adventure and the brand new 220m zip wire – the only difficulty will be deciding which to choose!

There are supervised kids activities all day so parents can leave their children safely in the hands of expert Delphi staff and enjoy some much deserved peace and quiet with dinner and drinks in the bar, indulging in a spa treatment or simply enjoying a good book in a comfortable arm chair. The free morning Kids Club (3-7 year olds) offers a range of ‘fun for the little ones’ activities including arts and crafts and nature walks. Afternoon Kids Club is also available for €25 per child.

Family package breaks are based on two adults and two children sharing

20% OFF! 2 Night Family Adventure Package with 1 Dinner – From €568 (WAS €710)
20% OFF! 3 Night Family Adventure Package with 1 Dinner – From €619 (WAS €771)
25% OFF! 4 Night Family Adventure Package with 1 Dinner – From €740 (WAS €986)
25% OFF! 5 Night Family Adventure Package with 1 Dinner – From €843 (WAS €1123)

Each of these packages includes 4*hotel accommodation, a full Irish breakfast each morning for the family, a 3 course dinner in the 814 restaurant, a full day of adventure activities worth €340 (2 water or 1 water and 2 land activities for 4 people), free morning Kids’ Club and evening movies in the movie room, plus one hour’s complimentary access to Delphi Spa’s Thermal Suite for adults.

Family package breaks at the modern and recently opened Wild Atlantic Hostel is available with a 10% discount on adventure activities, are priced from €499 for a three-night stay in bunk beds, a full Irish breakfast each morning, €75 credit towards bar food or a meal in the 814 Restaurant, a full day of adventure activities worth €340 (2 water or 1 water and 2 land activities for 4 people), free morning Kids’ Club and movies.

Save on School Books with Eason

Save on schoolbooks from Eason

This year Eason are offering  a whopping 16% off school text books to Mykidstime readersFrom Junior Infants to the Leaving Cert save money off school books at EasonSchoolBooks.com, a one stop shop for parents for all their primary and secondary school book needs.

With over 125 years as Ireland’s leading book retailer. Eason is the trusted destination for all your school book needs.

MyKidsTime.com have partnered with Eason online back to school store to bring you a 16% discount* (excludes delivery charge) to make your school text book shopping cheaper and easier than ever.

Simply use the promo code MYKIDS18 at the online checkout on Eason School Books

Kids Go Free with New Nestlé On-Pack Promotion

Nestlé Kids Go FREE

Nestlé has partnered with over 50 venues across Ireland to encourage families to spend more time together and do something fun as part of the new ‘Kids Go Free’ on-pack promotion. Get a free kids ticket when buying any promotional pack of Nestlé confectionery products, such as SMARTIES, ROWNTREE’S or MILKYBAR. All participating packs contain a unique code that can be exchanged for one free child ticket when buying a full priced adult ticket (or two child tickets for the price of one) at these venues across Ireland.

  • Christ Church Cathedral Co. Dublin
  • Eagles Flying Co. Sligo
  • Glasnevin Cemetery Museum Co. Dublin
  • Burren Nature Sanctuary Co. Galway
  • Irish National Stud & Gardens Co. Kildare
  • Richmond Barracks Co. Dublin
  • Hook Lighthouse Wexford
  • Fethard Horse Country Experience Co. Tipperary
  • National SEA LIFE Centre Wicklow
  • Great Lighthouses of Ireland – Fanad Head Co. Donegal
  • Great Lighthouses of Ireland – Loop Head Co. Clare
  • Great Lighthouses of Ireland – Valentia Island Co. Kerry
  • Fota House Arboretum and Gardens Co. Cork
  • Athlone Castle Visitor Centre Co. Westmeath
  • Lough Key Experience’ attraction within Lough Key Forest & Activity Park Co. Roscommon
  • Russborough House & Parklands Co. Wicklow
  • Medieval Armoury Tour Co. Meath
  • Wicklow’s Historic Gaol Co. Wicklow
  • The Zoological Museum Co. Dublin
  • Belvedere House Gardens & Park Co. Westmeath
  • Foynes Flying Boat & Maritime Museum Co. Limerick
  • EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum Co. Dublin
  • Mizen Head Co. Cork
  • Birr Castle Gardens and Science Centre Co. Offaly
  • Muckross Traditional Farms Co. Kerry
  • Doolin Cave Co. Clare
  • Airfield Estate Co. Dublin
  • Lough Gur Heritage Centre Co. Limerick
  • The Burren Centre Co. Clare
  • North Clare Sea Kayaking Co. Clare
  • City Kayaking Dublin Co. Dublin
  • The Kennedy Homestead Co. Wexford
  • Donegal Adventure Centre Co. Donegal
  • Funactive Ltd Co. Kilkenny
  • Nore Valley Park Co. Kilkenny
  • The Lismore Experience Co. Waterford
  • Causeway fun farm County Antrim
  • Rosepark Farm Ballymoney County Antrim
  • HMS Caroline in Belfast Co. Antrim
  • Carrickfergus Castle County Antrim
  • Dunluce Castle County Antrim
  • Belleek Pottery Visitor Centre Fermanagh
  • The Saint Patrick Centre Co. Down
  • Castle Ward, The National Trust Co. Down
  • Hill of The O’Neill & Ranfurly House Co. Tyrone
  • Ulster American Folk Park Co. Tyrone
  • Ulster Folk & Transport Museum Co. Down
  • Enniskillen Castle Co. Fermanagh
  • Creggan Country Park Co. Londonderry
  • Carrowmena Activity Centre Co. Londonderry
  • East Coast Adventure Centre Co. Down
  • Foylehov Activity Centre Co. Londonderry
  • Belfast Castle and Cavehill Country Park County Antrim
  • Prehen Wood County Londonderry
  • Spring Grove Forest County Fermanagh

T&C Promotion closes 30.04.19. One Pack = One child ticket free with the purchase of a full priced adult ticket or two child tickets for the price of one. Free Ticket must be the same value as the purchased ticket, or lower. Offers will vary by Partner. Tickets can only be redeemed against the ‘gate’ price of the selected attraction. ‘Child’ age classification is set at the discretion of individual venues. Please check the individual venue details on the website as there may be booking requirements, exclusion periods, holiday or maintenance closures for some offers.

Kids Sail Free on Royal Caribbean

royal caribbean

Select one of over 500 Royal Caribbean sailings and bring the kids on an adventure. Royal Caribbean are offering free cruise fares for 3rd guests and higher who are 12 years old or younger on 4 nights or longer on Europe, Bahamas, Bermuda, Hawaii, Canada, Coastal and Caribbean sailings departing between September 1, 2018 – May 31, 2019 with some popular holiday periods like Christmas excluded.

Save on a Tickets to Playstival

playstival things to do with kids in Dublin

Special 10% discount on tickets for Playstival are on sale for a limited time only using code cityspec. Standard individual tickets are €12.42, under 2s go free, but be quick as they are selling fast!

Playstival is Ireland’s new festival for kids & their parents, celebrating Play, Fun and Imagination, with The Happy Pear at Airfield Estate, Dundrum, Dublin 14
Saturday 11th & Sunday 12th August.

Kellogg’s Grown Ups Go Free Offer

kelloggs go free

The popular promotion by Kellogg’s is back again for 2018. Adults can enjoy an experience for FREE at some of the UK & Ireland’s favourite days out. So look out for promotional cereal packs to find the unique code that you can use to book your tickets online.

Vouchers are valid until 30th of June 2019, so there’s plenty of time to use them. Each adult must be accompanied by a full paying child or adult.

You might like trying our 52 Week Saving Challenge to Net Yourself 500

One Big Switch

one big switch One Big Switch is a consumer network which helps consumers unlock discounts on their household bills e.g. energy and broadband using people power.

Right now they have a unlocked the cheapest electricity and dual fuel offer in the market. Taking up the offers mean you could save a lot just by switching. One Big Switch is free to join, and entirely obligation free.

We get a referral fee for any members that join One Big Switch in Ireland so check them out if you are interested in saving money. They are also in the UK and Australia.

You might also like reading 30 Easy Household Tips to Save Money

Ways to Earn Money From Home

Mothers: Learn How To Work For Yourself And Spend More Time With Your Kids

Martha Fraser Freedom and Income for Mothers Course

Learn How To Work For Yourself, Earn An Income And Spend More Time With Your Kids is a free video course where you can learn how to earn either an extra or full time income and spend more time with your kids.

Martha Fraser, mum of 2 and working for herself for 8 years, has created the free 4 part video course explaining how you could create your own income, working around your kids schedule by working for yourself. Is there a business idea in the back of your head that you would love to explore? Have you years of experience that you could put to good use?
Martha will help you explore the possibility of working for yourself.

Shop and Scan

shop and scanShopandScan is a market research survey measuring the purchasing of households. Members are invited to join this consumer panel and record their purchasing by means of an in-home barcode scanner.

In return they get points which can be traded in for vouchers.

Visit the Ireland website here and the UK website here.

AnPost Smart Account

an post smart account

If you shop regularly at Lidl spending over €25 a time when you shop there then you should consider the AnPost Smart Account. It’s a current account with debit card and it gives you cash back on purchases with Lidl (5% cashback on purchases over €25), Elvery’s (20% cashback), SSE Airtricity (10% back when paying by Direct Debit) and other partners. The cash back earned in one month is paid into your account the next month. NB there is a €10 a month account fee so do take that into consideration when calculating what you’d get back.

Over to you now. Have you tried any of these ways to save money or earn money at home? Any other ones to share? Tell us in the comments below. 

Ways To Save Money

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