Christmas can be such an expensive time, any help with cheap or even free presents for the kids is always welome in my house. Entering (and hopefully winning) competitions is a great way of receiving wonderful parcels and treats for family and friends that you wouldn't normally buy yourself. It earns you loads of brownie points at Christmas too!
There are some great pre-Christmas toy competitions around at the moment, here are three of my favourite which are perfect if you have children to buy for:
Win Chicco toys weekly, and an overall bundle of toys and Merlin pass with Chicco Sleigh
There are two great chances to win in this great Facebook competition where you become a Chicco elf and choose the toys to be added to Santa's sleigh.
You can win £50 of Chicco toys every week in the run up to Christmas, and one lucky winner will receive all the toys voted to go into Santa's sleigh plus a Merlin annual family pass at the end of the competition. Great! We're currently on week three, and the prize is a fantastic Quattro 4 in 1 ride on toy.
Vote for the toy to go into Santa's sleigh from every Tuesday from 4th November to enter, and the overall prize is drawn on 15th December. Enter via Chicco's Facebook page.
Waltons win a playhouse
Waltons Garden Buildings often run great competitions, and in the latest one you can win a fantastic kids' wooden playhouse. Waltons asked 5 of the UK's top family bloggers to decorate and transform a Walton's 6'5 x 5'6 Honeypot Honeysuckle Playhouse with a maximum budget of £50.
Vote for your favourite on the Facebook site before 8th December 2014 and (hopefully) win. Simples.
Win a Tesco Hudl tablet with Jaffa Fruit
I'm sure loads of older kids and adults would love a Hudl tablet. And if you're feeling creative Jaffa Fruit has a great competition to win one. Recreate a film scene using oranges on Vine (it only has to be six seconds long) and tag #LoveJaffaCitrus. Creative competitions like this usually only get a handful of entries, so you have a great chance of winning! Find out more at Jaffa Fruit's Facebook feed, and make sure you enter before 30th November.
Let me know if you enter any of these, and definitely let me know if you win!