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PuddleDucks Summer Photo Contest 2014

It’s been a great Summer so far – let’s hope it continues. We hope you’ve been enjoying the warm, sunny days (and the few rainy ones!) and having lot of outdoor family fun.  It’s time again for our annual PuddleDucks Summer Photo Competition and we’d love to see your Fun In The Sun (or in the rain!) photos.  Our theme is Outdoor Summer Fun and you can send in as many photos as you like.  We’ll select one photo from the entries and the winner will receive a €50 PuddleDucks voucher which can be redeemed against any items from our Autumn/Winter waterproof range.  And everyone who sends us a photo gets a 10% discount voucher off an order at PuddleDucks

Email your photos to us at photos@puddleducks.ie and please tell us a little bit of info about the photo. Please also include your name and contact phone number.

Terms and Conditions:

  • You can send as many photos as you like (the more the merrier!)
  • The closing date for entry is Friday 15th August 2014
  • One winner will be selected and will win a €50 PuddleDucks voucher
  • Each entrant will be be sent a 10% discount voucher for their next PuddleDucks purchase. The discount voucher will be sent out after the closing date.
  • By entering your photo you agree that the photo can be posted to our Blog, Facebook and Pinterest pages
  • Please feel free to post your photos directly on our Facebook page but please also send it to us by email
  • Please send us the photos in jpeg format in as high a resolution as possible

And below is our own summer photo of our boy Jake (from a few summer’s ago), body-boarding on a beach in Kerry.

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Press Release: Summer 2012 Positive for Irish Online Business

Here is the text of a Press Release we have sent out today about Summer 2012 being a good one for PuddleDucks:

Summer 2012 Positive for Irish Online Business.

Despite the wet weather, many Irish families have still enjoyed the great outdoors this summer.  Irish online retailer, PuddleDucks.ie has had a busy summer kitting out families with a combination of waterproofs and wetsuits.   Their sales have shown an increase of over 30% from last summer.

Cork-based PuddleDucks specialise in outdoor wear for children.  With so many families choosing to holiday in Ireland this year, along with the worst summer weather for 26 years1, they have been busy all summer with online orders from all corners of Ireland.

Suzanne Kingston, owner of PuddleDucks.ie commented   “Our customers were determined to make the most of the school holidays and not be put off by the weather.  Parents came to us to get wetsuits for warmer days at the beach and waterproofs for the rainy days, meaning their children were able to spend most of the summer outdoors. As they say in Sweden – where all of our waterproofs come from – there’s no such thing as bad weather, just unsuitable clothing!”

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About PuddleDucks:
Founded in 2005 and based in Carrigaline, Co. Cork, PuddleDucks is Ireland’s leading online retailer of outdoor clothing for children. Their range includes Swedish designed rain dungarees, jackets and trousers for children, as well as waterproof clothing and work wear for adults. Their beach and sun wear range includes children’s wetsuits, UV protection gear and sunglasses. PuddleDucks won the Best Online Trader award in the Irish Internet Association’s Net Visionary Awards 2009. They offer secure online shopping through their website at www.puddleducks.ie.
Contact Information: Suzanne Kingston, PuddleDucks
Website: www.puddleducks.ie
Phone: 087 685 9088 / 021 4372917
Email: info@puddleducks.ie

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Splashing for Fashion – Our new Kids Wellies

Our fun and funky two season children’s wellies are now available on our website. Lined with a cosy welly sock they’ll keep little toes snug all winter long and when the warmer days arrive … just remove the sock.
Choose from our Lucky Duck, Cheeky Crocodile and Love Heart wellies. They come in sizes from Junior 4 to 13.5, they are priced at €19.99.

Lucky Duck Wellies

Cheeky Crocodile Wellies

Love Heart Wellies

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PuddleDucks Summer Photo Competition

We know it hasn’t been a vintage summer weatherwise but hopefully you all had a chance to get out and about and enjoy some family fun in the great outdoors. And if you have some nice snaps why not enter our Summer Photo competition. You could win our fab new Fleece-lined Waterproof Set in time for the chilly days of autumn. Also, every entrant gets a 10% discount off their next order at PuddleDucks.

Send your photo to us at photos@puddleducks.ie and please let us know a little bit of info about the photo. Please also include your name and contact phone number.

Terms and Conditions:

  • You can send as many photos as you like (the more the merrier!)
  • The closing date for entry is the 26th August
  • One winner will be selected and will win a fab new Fleece-lined Waterproof set
  • Each entrant will be also be sent a 10% discount voucher for their next PuddleDucks purchase
  • By sending your photo you agree that the photo can be also posted to our Facebook and Pinterest pages
  • Please feel free to post your photos directly on our Facebook page but please also send it to us by email
  • Please send us the photos in jpeg format in as high a resulution as possible

And below is our own summer photo of our boy Jake, body-boarding on a beach in Kerry.

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Your Feedback – Customer Reviews, June 2011

We are always very appreciative of the customer reviews we receive on our website telling us what you think of our products and service.  If you’d like to give us feedback,  please enter them directly on our home page or send them to us at reviews@puddleducks.ie.

Here are some reviews we received during June 2011.

Great customer service, great quality products.

Emily D., Dublin

The extra tough rainwear continues to be fantastic solution for the kid that does everything. Comfortable, light, zipped and 2 yrs on nearly as good as the day it arrived. So we bought another set and they are better still! Only downside is that there are not dungarees for the older versions.. As for service, despatched same day as described and with a personal touch, love it.

Sorcha, Cork

My son loved his new raincoat and they were very excited that it was raining the morning the package arrived so they could wear them to school. Hopefully they won’t get too much use this summer though!

Lorna, Co. Carlow

My daughter loves this raincoat, bright and colourful, comfortable to wear, pink!, it ticks all the boxes – thank you 🙂

Lorna,  Co. Carlow

I have bought fleeces and waterproof gear for our kids from PuddleDucks for the past 2 years now and we are delighted with them. The fleeces are very good quality and they are fun clothes too … our son really loves the one with the tractor noise. The service from the PuddleDucks team is extremely efficient and we always received our order (in Ireland) the very next day. I have recommended PuddleDucks to other members of our family as well and I will always buy their products with great pleasure knowing we get great quality and service from an Irish based website.

Adriana, Co. Meath

Best money that I’ve spent. Have wasted money on cheaper products in the past that didn’t last or didn’t work. The puddleducks are the beesknees, the kids are happy out and so am I.

Emma D., Co. Wexford

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Announcing the Winners in our Online-Outdoor Quiz

Many thanks to everyone for taking part in our Online-Outdoor Quiz to win family passes to some of Ireland’s great visitor farms. We had loads of entries and have now picked the winners.

Huge thanks go to our sponsors: – Loughwell Farm Park, Stonehall Visitor Farm, Causey Farm and Secret Valley Adventure Farm. We are very grateful also to all the gang at Mykidstime for all the help in running the competition with us this year.

Without further ado … drum roll please … here are the winners.

Family Passes to Loughwell Farm Park in Co. Galway

  1. Diana Tuohy
  2. Amanda Keane Mullane
  3. Susan Cunningham

Family Passes to Stonehall Visitor Farm in Co. Limerick

  1. Tania Lawlor
  2. Ursula Noonan
  3. Stephen McNally

Family Passes to Causey Farm in Co. Meath

  1. Michelle Kennedy
  2. Ieva Rubule
  3. Emma Stevens

Family Passes to Secret Valley Adventure Farm in Co. Wexford

  1. Carol Hughes
  2. Susan McCourt
  3. Sharon Kinsella

Well done to all the winners. You will be contacted soon with the details of your prize.  And thanks again to the four sponsoring farms, Mykidsime and everyone for taking part.

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Our new High Visibility Vests

We’ve recently added a new Kids High Visibility Vest to our range. These vests come at the cheaper price of €5.49 per vest and we can also offer a printing service at a small extra charge. The vests are ideal for kids on School tours and outings and we’ve received some great feedback on them already. We also offer discounts for bulk purchases. Just call us on 021 4372917 or email us at info@puddleducks.ie for details.

Kids High Visibility Vest

Here’s a recent example of the printing we’ve supplied on the vest.

Children's High Visibility Vest

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