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
Enjoy the Rathwood Train Experience & Overnight Stay at The Mount Wolseley Hotel & Spa
Check out these special Christmas Offers at Mounty Wolseley Hotel & Spa, Carlow.
Family Santa Train Experience
Rathwood’s Santa Train Adventure is Ireland’s most popular Santa Experience.
Share in the magic of Christmas and take the Santa Express journey through the Enchanted Forest to visit Santa as he prepares for the most wonderful time of the year. Afterwards enjoy an:
– Overnight Stay with Full Irish Breakfast
– Four Course Dinner for Adults in the Frederick’s Restaurant
– €10.00 dinner voucher per child over 3 years old*
– Tickets to Rathwood*
Midweek Stay with Santa Train Experience
Limited Offer which includes 1 night B&B and a Visit to Santa’s Grotto on the Rathwood Santa Train. This offer is only available on selected dates/times. Interconnecting rooms are bookable for 2 adult and 3 children. This offer is fully payable upon receipt of booking and non-refundable and is valid on new reservations only
This Special includes also:
- €10.00 per Adult credit towards Frederick’s Restaurant Winter Table d’hote Menu
- €10.00 per Adult credit towards a Game of Golf
- €20.00 per Adult credit towards a Spa Treatment over €90.00
Midweek Stay from €126 per family per room for 2 adults and up to 3 children
Post Christmas Family Break at The Mount Wolseley Hotel
Enjoy a two Night Post Christmas Family Break inclusive of:
- 2 nights accommodation
- Full Irish Breakfast
- Four Course Dinner for Adults on 1 evening in the Frederick’s Restaurant
- “Santa’s Helpers Club” Dinner for children on 1 evening minimum age 4
- Free Santa’s Helpers Kids club during your stay (minimum age 4)
- Free WiFi
- Complimentary use of the Leisure Centre Facilities with a 20 meter Pool and Children’s Pool, Teen Games Zone, Outdoors Playground and Baby Soft Play Room
Book an Elf Town Family Package at The Connacht Hotel Galway and Get a 10% Discount off Elf Town Tickets
Enjoy a festive family break in Galway this November or December and you will receive an exclusive 10% discount off Elf Town Tickets when you book an Elf Town Family Package at the award winning Connacht Hotel.
- Choose from Bunk Bed Rooms, Family Rooms or Family Suites
- Enjoy a full Irish breakfast daily
- Receive 10% discount on Elf Town tickets
- Complimentary parking & Wi-Fi
- Complimentary use of the leisure centre with pool
Post Christmas Offers at The Connacht Hotel Galway
You can bag yourself a bargain with post Christmas offers on selected dates from December 27th to January 7th from just €195.
- Choose from 2 or 3 Night Post Christmas Breaks with a Choice of Room Types Available
- Family Dinner in Rueben’s Restaurant with Children’s Menus
- Access to our ‘Friendly Fellows’ Kids Club each day
- Leisure Centre with 20m Swimming Pool & Kids Pool
Kids Go Free with New Nestlé On-Pack Promotion
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
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.
Kellogg’s Grown Ups Go Free Offer
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.
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Ways to Earn Money From Home
Mothers: Learn How To Work For Yourself And Spend More Time With Your Kids
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
In return they get points which can be traded in for vouchers.
AnPost 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.