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Fresh Design Competition: Win Tickets to the Ideal Home Show 2012

Thursday, February 23rd, 2012

Home shopping ideas

The nation’s best loved consumer home show is back for its 104 year. The Ideal Home Show, sponsored by Everest, is returning to London’s Earls Court for 17 days from the 16 March to 1 April 2012, and we have 10 pairs of tickets for our lucky readers to win to this year’s show!

The show famous for making home-making a national passion, boasts a new celebrity Ambassador line-up for 2012, over 600 exhibitors and EIGHT inspirational show sections all under one roof.

Flamboyant interior designer Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen will be the new celebrity ambassador for the ideal Interiors section, whilst TV gardening royalty Alan Titchmarsh joins the Ideal Home Show family as ideal Gardens ambassador along with Lorraine Kelly, the new face of ideal Woman.

These new celebrity faces will join existing show ambassadors and favourites, Gregg Wallace of ideal Food, Suzi Perry of ideal Gadgets and George Clarke of ideal Home Improvements at Earls Court this spring.

This year’s Ideal Home Show will take visitors through an exciting and spectacular showcase of inspirational living offering everything from full scale show homes to explore, expert advice, must have gadgets and gizmos, live cooking demonstrations, PLUS  stunning interior room sets, creative show gardens, tasty treats to purchase, an indulgent pampering zone and more ideal Shopping than ever before!

Offering an unrivalled range of products, home innovations and top tips and tricks for the home, the ideal Home Show is UK’s biggest home show and a great day out for the whole family!

TICKET COMPETITION

To be in with a chance to WIN one of 10 pairs of tickets to this year’s show, simply answer the question below and leave your answer  as a comment.

Question: Who is the new celebrity ambassador for the ideal Interiors Section?

Tickets can be either booked online or by calling the Ticket Hotline on 0844 8580 6763. For further information about the show visit the website

The 2012 show is once again supporting the Ideal Homes For Heroes appeal in aid of ABF The Soldiers’ Charity – see www.idealhomeshow.co.uk/ideal-homes-for-heroes for details.

Follow the Ideal Home Show on Twitter

Show opening times

Opening Day, 16 March: 10am – 6pm

Weekdays & Weekends: 10am – 6pm

Thursday – late night: 10am – 9pm

Are you a budding wallpaper designer?

Design your own wallpaper competition

If you’ve ever fancied designing your own wallpaper, then the Ideal Home Show are also running a wallpaper competition. Aimed at budding interior design fans, you could win the chance to have your own unique wallpaper designed and go on sale at Wallpapered.com.

The top five designs will be chosen and displayed at the Ideal Home Show, with the winner announced by designer Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen.

Check out more details of the Ideal Wallpaper Design of the Year 2012 competition, which closes on 2 March 2012.

Ticket Competition Terms and Conditions

1. This offer is only open to UK residents.

2. Complimentary tickets are valid for one day only, on any one day of the show between the 16 March and 1 April 2012 at London’s Earls Court.

3. Tickets are non transferable.

4. Complimentary tickets obtained through this offer may not be duplicated.

5. All tickets will be scanned on entry to the show.

6. The closing date for this offer is midnight on 1st March.

7. A winner will be drawn randomly after the closing date and notified by email within 7 days.

8. The winners names will be posted on Fresh Design Blog.

10 Christmas shopping discount offers

Monday, November 28th, 2011

So many shops have great offers on at the moment to help you save money on the cost of your Christmas shopping. To save you the time looking for them, we’ve rounded up this week’s top 10 Christmas shopping discount offers.

1. BHS have a ‘buy one, get one half price’ offer on everything – but it ends today, so you need to get in quick!

2. Whittard have an online exclusive of 20% off all Christmas gifts, all tea and all coffee – just use the code TCX20 at checkout. New customers can also get 10% off their order by using the code – Welcome10.

3. Marks and Spencer have a 3 for 2 offer running across lots of Christmas decorations, home fragrance and gift ideas. Plus, they’ve been doing some great extra discounts on various departments recently and special Deals of the Day, so it’s well worth checking regularly to see what’s on offer.

4. Habitat have 20% off everything (until 4th December). Just use the code XM20HAB when you checkout.

5. Heal’s have some Christmas gift ideas and home products on sale.

6. Achica has lots of great promotions running every day, often including homeware, food and gift ideas.

7. Lights4Fun have various deals available on lighting, including Christmas lights. In particular, look out for their 3 for 2 deal, bundle offers and multibuy offers.

9. Laura Ashley have a 3 for 2 deal on all Christmas gifts. Plus they currently have 30% off lighting and 25% off furniture.

9. At Debenhams, there’s up to half price off selected home and furniture items.

10. After all that Christmas shopping, a bit of chocolate wouldn’t go amiss! Thorntons have a 3 for 2 deal available on selected Christmas gifts.

Top 10 online store discounts

Saturday, November 20th, 2010

Save money on your Christmas shopping today!

Christmas shopping can be a pricey and time-consuming business, but if you shop online and buy carefully, there are savings to be had. Lots of online stores have got discounts and special offers available at the moment, to help spread the cost of your Christmas shopping, as well as save you having to traipse around busy shops.

We’ve rounded up 10 of the best places with money saving offers to help ease the cost of your seasonal shopping!

1. House of Fraser have a host of different offers available on home and kitchen, seasonal and electrical items, including money saving discounts, 3 for 2 offers and buy one, get one free offers. Check out the offers page on their website for all the latest deals.

2. Habitat have up to 30% off – their clearance section has great offers on candles, lighting, chairs, bedspreads, photo frames and more, all of which would make great gifts.

3. Whittard have up to 25% off everything, exclusively online. It’s the perfect place to Christmas shopping bargains on tea and coffee gifts, china or gift hampers.

4. Debenhams have up to 25% off in their Christmas Spectacular – but it’s due to end on Sunday 21st November, so be quick.

5. Thorntons have a range of great offers on, including 3 for 2 on various Christmas gifts and some extra special discounts and buy one get one free offers.

6. Marks and Spencer have a 3 for 2 offer running across a lot of Christmas gift ideas. Don’t forget to check their daily deals too or their offers page for all the latest discounts and money saving buys.

7. Oliver Bonas have up to 50% off in their sale, with bargains in homeware and gifts.

8. Very have up to half price on gifts and gadgets, plus VAT free deals on furniture.

9. Leekes have special 3 for 2 offers on homeware, cookware and gifts to help you save money on your Christmas shopping.

10. Tesco has some great offers and deals of the week on homeware, furniture, gifts, entertainment and wine, to help the cost of Christmas go further.

 
 
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