Saturday mornings - got to love those. They're a chance for a well-deserved sleep in with no alarms, no lunchboxes, no rules...BLISS!
But: There's almost always errands to run isn't there? Sigh...
Yes, it's the one day of the week where everyone's home, everything's open and there's that small window of time to achieve some serious ticks on the everlasting to-do list.
Admittedly no-one likes Saturday morning to-do's, least of all the kids. To them, their idea of the ideal activity for this day is to lounge about in their pyjamas, each buried deep within his or her own dark corner, (close to a power-point), tapping away at hand-held game play or wired up to tech of some sort.
Suggestions to leave the house at these sacred times are usually met with tears and tantrums. Such an issue is an outing anywhere with my kids that I even blogged the subject once. (Read A Journey of a Single Step Begins With a Thousand Miles here.)
Not so last Saturday however...
Continuing on our Docket Diaries Adventures, I found myself with a Shop A Docket coupon to sweeten the deal for my kids.
Immediately it was a case of things to do...with a fan club!
(Not sure what Shop A Docket is? Catch up on last week's Chapter One post here.)
Thank you Cookies and Cream Ice Creamery Café Shop A Docket!
At the mere mention of the name of this café, several of my scruffy-haired kids peered out of their happy grottos with curiosity.
Some even scrambled off to get themselves dressed.
Behold the power of my mighty coupon!
Minutes later, (it was a complete 'Are these my children?!' moment), we were ready to leave with the promise of ice creams and hot dogs to make the otherwise dull day, a gloriously kid-centred fun one.
Clearly the ice cream and hot dog lunches went down a treat as my to-do list collected its necessary ticks...
If you've not got a Shop A Docket coupon for local deals on the back of a recent shopping receipt to entice your offspring with like me - not a problem. This is when a visit to their website comes in handy.
The best part about visiting the Shop A Docket website is that you can search on a postcode to see what deals are available at your destination. Whether it's a local trip planned or one further away, there may be something of interest to help save you some cash on parking, food or entertainment for either along the way or when you arrive.
Once you've found your exciting deal (or deals) on their website, it's as simple as printing off your coupon and presenting it at the point of purchase to redeem it. You can even search Australia-wide, so if you're travelling much further afield, there are endless deals available to you that are worth checking out.
Furthermore, you can create yourself an online docket book reserved for all your favourite offers, which means you can find them quickly and conveniently every time you wish to redeem a deal.
So what have you got planned for your to-do list this weekend? Are your kids equally unwilling to run errands alongside you?
Check out Shop A Docket online to see how their coupon deals can make running errands
a little more bearable for you too.
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