Archive for October, 2010

Win a Wonderful Wrapsie

In our October competition, we’re delighted to partner with new Irish company so you can win one of two wonderful wrapsies for kids. 

A Wrapsies is a towel with a twist!  It a towel that can’t  fall down or come undone.  It’s designed to keep children covered and warm when changing at the pool or the beach. Wrapsies are Irish made and come in a gorgeous selection of brightly coloured designs.

To win a children’s Wrapsie all you need to do is to answer this question:

One of the Wrapsies is named after a sea creature called Ollie. What type of creature is Ollie?

Check out the answer here.

Email your answer to Please also include your name and contact phone number and also let us know if you would like the 2-5 age size or the 5-7 age size.

The closing date for entry is Sunday 31st October and the winners will be announced here and on our Facebook page. Only one entry allowed per person.  The prize is a choice of either a Walter Whale or a Diving Dolphin Wrapsie in 2-5 years or 5-7 years size.

Discount Code: Our friends at Wrapsies have also kindly offered a 10% discount for any purchases from their online store. Just use the code “PUDDLEDUCKS” (all capitals) at checkout to avail of the offer.

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Despicable Me … Free Tickets

Despicable Me is a brilliant new animated kids film – opening here on October 15th. It looks fantastic and it’s already received lots of great reviews from its US release.

And thanks to Universal Pictures, we have 2 free tickets to any Irish screening to give away. Just leave a comment here if you’d like them and we’ll pick a winner at random tonight.

Entries close midnight tonight (Friday 8th October). Thanks to Ciaran at SimplyZesty PR for providing the tickets.

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New Reduced Delivery Rates to the UK

We’re delighted to announce new reduced shipping rates to the United Kingdom. The charge for delivery to the UK is now €6.00 for orders valued up to €149.99. Orders of €150.00 or over will now qualify for free shipping to the UK.

Packages will be use An Post Express Post International and will be delivered by Royal Mail in the UK.

See all our delivery rates here.

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IIA Conference for Online Traders on October 7th

It’s great to see the Irish Internet Association holding a conference for Online Traders in Dublin on October 7th. It’s the first dedicated conference  for online retailers I can remember being held in Ireland and it’s very welcome. I am really looking forward to attending.

The confernce is entitled “8 Ways to Sell More Stuff” and it featured an interesting line up of speakers including : –

It’s also welcome to see that An Post are the Headline Sponsor of the event.

Get all the details on the event here.

I’d encourage any existing Irish online retailers and anyone thinking of setting up an online shop to attend the event. See you there!

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