Want & Win Satchels For Mother’s Day

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Mother's Day Giveaway
She’s the lady who’s put up with your tantrums, your numerous crazy messes, your never ending heartbreaks and you stealing her entire wardrobe (not to mention, make up drawer!). So we think it’s about time to say a HUGE thank you to Mum (a.k.a. Superwoman) this Mother’s Day.

We thought it’s only fair to get Mum on the fashion bandwagon too (And why shouldn’t she?!) That’s why we’re giving away not one, but TWO satchels for you and your Mum to rock out and about in style. Like mother like daughter after all, eh? <3 *work it girlfriends*

Competition rules:

To enter all you have to do is ‘Want’ two products in this list (one for you and one for mum) Simples.

Comp ends midnight Wednesday 26th March 2014.

Winner will be announced via email so be sure to check your inbox (and spam just in case we landed in there by mistake!)

And for you guys, don’t fret! You can also ‘want & win’ a satchel for mummy dearest and, for yourself, a gift card! 😉

Sneaky tip: Tell us the best fashion advice Mummy Dearest has given you with the hashtag #mumstheword for a chance to gain an extra entry! Post your comments on the products you ‘want’ or on the list itself 😉

Good luck all and happy Mother’s Day!

P.S. Check out our Fashionable Mother’s Day list for some extra gift inspo, she deserves it after all!






Valentine’s Day Giveaway

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Valentine's Day Giveaway

Yup. It’s that time of year again when all the soppy love hearts, chocs and flowers are everywhere you turn and ready to be given to your unsuspecting crush on Valentine’s Day. Well, we’re making it easy for you with our V Day giveaway!

For a chance to win a gift for your man, we’re asking you what your Valentine is like. Is he more city sleek or computer geek? Is he more see-the-world traveller or stay-at-home snoozer? Is he more healthy food eater or fast food lover?

So many questions, so little time! Just ‘want’ the product that describes him best and you could win that item for V Day! Simple as.

Stay tuned every day for a new question and just choose the product which best represents your man.

Competition ends midnight on Friday 7th February 2014. Winners will be contacted via email.

Today’s question:

Is he more simply minimal or crazy colourful? ‘Want’ your answer below to get an entry! Comment on the product on Shopcade and tells us why you’ve chosen it for an extra entry! 😉






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Other questions for entries:

Is he more techie or bookworm? ‘Want’ your answer below to get an entry! Comment on the product on Shopcade and tells us why you’ve chosen it for an extra entry! 😉






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Is he more party animal or happy-at-home? ‘Want’ your answer below to get an entry! Comment on the product on Shopcade and tells us why you’ve chosen it for an extra entry! 😉






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Is he more city sleek or urban gentleman? ‘Want’ your answer below to get an entry! Comment on the product on Shopcade and tells us why you’ve chosen it for an extra entry! 😉






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Is he more rocky rebel or geek chic? ‘Want’ your answer below to get an entry! Comment on the product on Shopcade and tells us why you’ve chosen it for an extra entry! 😉






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Is he more couch potato or gym junkie? ‘Want’ your answer below! Comment on the product and tell us why you’ve chosen it for an extra entry 😉






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For all you men out there, fear not! We’ve got YOUR V Day dilemma sorted too. Just ‘want’ three products from this list that you think your Valentine would love and you could win one. What are you waiting for?! Get ‘wanting’!

Christmas. Sorted. Shopcade has you covered!

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Christmas is all about giving…Whatever! Receiving is waaaaayyy more fun. If you’re selfish (fess up…) generous (liar!) or somewhere in between (there we go) then Shopcade has you covered.

So to help you avoid jingle hell this Christmas, every few days from 1st Nov, Shopcade will feature two lists from our fave festive fashionistas.

These lists will help you stay stylish this Christmas and solve those troublesome issues like where to find that one of a kind novelty onesie, or WTF to get your BFF.

If you like what you see then follow your favourite lists for a chance to win a £50 gift card to indulge your selfish side this Christmas… cos you’re worth it (obvs!).

We’re talking the likes of ASOS, Urban Outfitters, Missguided here (we know seriously stylish, huh?!) so if you want to get your hands on these goodies, keep your peepers peeled for the new theme reveals every few days until Christmas.

Like what you’ve heard so far? (and why wouldn’t you?!) then check our T&C’s here (dull, we know- soz!) and get the inside scoop on our upcoming festive themes below *

Tantalising Teasers…

#1 Don’t be scratching your head all day trying to work this one out, we’re giving you knits, but a good kind. Answer? It’s Quirky Christmas Jumpers: Novelty Knits vs Sensible Sweats of course! Voting for this theme is now closed. Watch this space for the next theme tomorrow morning!

#2 A Christmas present ready to be unwrapped *wink wink* As if you didn’t guess this one! It’s our Christmas lingerie lists… Under Cover: Naughty vs. Nice Which one are you?! Voting for this theme is now closed. Watch this space for the next theme tomorrow morning!

#3 Twinkle Twinkle Christmas jewels, oh my how these will make you drool! Did you get it? It’s our Christmas jewellery lists of course! Jingle Bell Bling: Cocktail Queen vs. Pretty Pastels Voting for this theme is now closed. Watch this space for the next theme tomorrow morning!

#4 Enough about you. How about him? Come on girls, it’s time to treat your man with this next set of lists… Boys Festive Fashion: King of Cool vs. Geek Chic Voting for this theme is now closed. Watch this space for the next theme tomorrow morning!

#5 Did you really think we’d forget to a-dress the MOST important part of the season? Want to impress, then check these lists! Yep you guessed it, this is the biggie… Dress to Impress This Christmas Under £50: Get Glam vs.Sexy Chick Which one will you be this party season? Voting for this theme is now closed. Watch this space for the next theme tomorrow morning!

#6 Get your grotto ready for Santa. He sees everything, don’t ya know? If you’re house proud, you are going to LOVE this next theme! Ho Ho Home under £40: Oh So Simple vs. Bright & Bold Voting for this theme is now closed. Watch this space for the next theme tomorrow morning!

#7 Sssh! Time to play Santa for a day Woohoo, this one is going to be A LOT of fun. Have a hoot looking at our Sssh! Secret Santa gifts for under £15: Play it Safe vs. Silly & Stupid Voting for this theme is now closed. Watch this space for the next theme tomorrow morning!

#8 No need to trek to the North Pole to get your tech. We’ve got you covered. Did ya get it? we’re talking gadget gifts of course! More specifically, Tinsel Town Gadgets: Computer Nerd vs. Kitchen Whizz Voting for this theme is now closed. Watch this space for the next theme tomorrow morning!

#9 We’re not making this one up, you’re going to love these looks. We love this one! It is of course… Beauty Xmas Crackers Under £40: Minimal Mineral vs. Glitter Bug Voting for this theme is now closed. Watch this space for the next theme tomorrow morning!

#10 Girls, sleep with one eye open… Santa is coming tonight! Woo hoo! It’s a North Pole PJ Party: All for Onesie vs. Luxury Loungewear Which one will you be following? Voting for this theme is now closed. Watch this space for the next theme tomorrow morning!

#11 Keep those mistle-toes dancing… No we’re not talking Strictly here, we’re talking Mistle-Toes Under £30: Boot Camp vs. Dancing Queen. Which one are you most likely to follow? Voting for this theme is now closed. Watch this space for the winners of our Christmas Wish List competition coming very soon!

 

Stay tuned for the big reveals coming to Shopcade soon!

* This competition is open to UK users only. Click here for the US campaign.

Father’s Day Gift Ideas and Fun Facts For You

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It’s June. This means Father’s Day is fast approaching and I bet you’re still stuck on what to get for Daddy dearest. Fear not! We have a few things that Dad is SURE to like…

Our Top Father’s Day Picks:
Father's Day Picks From Shopcade

  1. Let Dad kick back and relax with this Back To The Future Trilogy DVD Set
  2. Add a dash of color to Dad’s work wardrobe with this Gradient Zig Zag Woven Silk Tie
  3. Wow, Dad will love to show off this brand new Fossil Nate Chronograph Watch
  4. Make the most of the Summer sun with a Charcoal BBQ
  5. These Silver Bicycle Cufflinks are both smart and quirky
  6. Turn Dad into a professional photographer with this Olloclip iPhone Camera Lens
  7. Dad’s music choices? Best buy him these Beats Headphones
  8. Keep Dad looking dapper with this Superdry Challenger Henley

You can find all of the above (and more!) here:

So, how did it all begin?

Father’s Day was invented in the US by Sonora Smart Dodd just over a century ago who was brought up by her Father after her Mom died at a young age. This meant her Dad, William Smart, was left to bring up their six children on his own. When Sonora grew to have her own children, she realized what an amazing job her Father did.

So when Sonora’s Pastor gave a sermon in their local church, in 1909, introducing the newly established Mother’s Day, she insisted that there should also be a day to celebrate and appreciate Fathers. It was then decided that Father’s Day should be held on the third Sunday of June each year and the first Father’s Day was celebrated the following year.

In 1966 President Lyndon Johnson signed a presidential proclamation declaring the special day.

It was then made a permanent law by President Richard Nixon in 1972, and thus we have Father’s Day!

Make Dad Smile This Father's Day

Five Fun Facts About Father’s Day:

  1. Common presents in the 1900s included a necktie or flowers, the number one gift is still a greeting card (normally humorous ones, too!)
  2. The official flower for Father’s Day is a rose – red indicates a living father, white signifies a deceased father
  3. Women spend more time shopping for gifts for Dad than men
  4. Recently, we’ve gone digital and now around a quarter of shoppers prefer to research and/or buy gifts using their smartphones or tablets
  5. Hit single “Something Stupid” by Frank & Nancy Sinatra is the only father-daughter duet to hit to top of the Billboard pop music chart in 1967!

Mum’s The Word – Mother’s Day Q&A

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It’s March! This only means one thing: Mother’s Day.

Lost for what to buy for your fantastically, already-has-everything-she-needs mum? Rattled your brains for hours on end and realized that you’ve bought her everything under the sun already? Don’t worry, Shopcade is here to help!

We’ve interviewed two of our very own Mummy Bloggers to find out what they think of Mother’s Day, hopefully it’ll give you that much-needed boost of inspiration:


Mummy Muse No.1: Jo Gifford from Dexterous Diva

Mother's Day Picks - Dexterous DivaWhat ‘Mum’ are you?
Career mum, but a Freelance Mum so I work around the kids and have different weeks – it’s probably best to describe me as a Varied Mum! Loving, Messy, Excitable Mum probably does it most justice!

Describe yourself in three words…
Creative, busy, geek

What are you hoping for this Mother’s Day?
The best thing in the whole world for me is just a cuddle with my Mini Divas. So, I long for a sofa snuggle with a film, some popcorn and oh, maybe some L’Occitane Body Lotion if I have been a good girl!

What ‘golden rule’ have you learned from your own Mum?
I think to embrace culture and learning as children is a huge thing Mum taught me. We loved reading from an early age as my girls do too, and just being able to soak up everything around you is something I learned as being really important as a child.  I have also learned some of mum’s best phrases for telling off children and I hear it in my own voice sometimes, scarily!

What do you love most about being a Mother?
Just enjoying play with my girls and being part of their world. Oh, and baking cakes is a bit good too.

Check out Jo Gifford’s full Mother’s Day List here.

 

Mummy Muse No.2: Helena Wilson-Beevers from Mummy Mode, Style Nest

Mother's Day Picks Style NestWhat ‘Mum’ are you?
Fashion Fanatic Mum

Describe yourself in three words…
Never without mascara.

What are you hoping for this Mother’s Day?
This Mother’s Day I would like anything at all from my Mother’s Day Hints Shopcade list, and in particular this fabulous Mulberry Tamara Scarf – perfect for jazzing up the school run!

What ‘golden rule’ have you learned from your own Mum?
To always “be kind to yourself”, as being a Mum is the toughest and most challenging job there is.

What do you love most about being a Mother?
I love watching my children grow and develop their own, very different, personalities. Whether we are baking, reading, dancing or laughing, I learn something from them both every single day.

Check out Helena Wilson-Beevers’ full Mother’s Day List here.

Still stuck on what to buy Mum? Why not Invite your Mum to Shopcade here to create her ‘Most Wanted List’ to share with you? (Better than droopy daffodils from the petrol station!)

You can also find Shopcade’s own Mother’s Day gift ideas here.