as happy as your least happy child

As a parent, it is understandable that you always want the best for your children. Ensuring that they are healthy on a physical, mental, and emotional level will all boost their overall well-being. Here are five ways that you can help your child to improve their well-being so that they live a healthy and happy life.

Ensure Adequate Sleep

Quality sleep is essential to anyone’s well-being. Your child’s age will dictate how much sleep they should get each night. Younger children need up to 12 hours of sleep per night in order to feel their best. Establishing a solid bedtime routine will help to support healthy sleep habits. This means that you need to create a quality sleep environment and implement routines that make falling asleep easier for your child.

Practice Positive Affirmations

Savvy parents understand the importance of offering up positive affirmations for kids. Making a commitment to praising your child regularly will boost their self-esteem and confidence while encouraging them to adopt a growth mindset. There are a number of ways that you can use positive affirmations in your daily life, including using verbal praise, creating an affirmation board, placing these thoughts in an area where your child will see them regularly, and using a journal to keep your thoughts and ideas together.

Get Moving

Physical activity is vital for your child’s well-being. You will get bonus points if the physical activity happens outside in the fresh air. Moving the body instantly improves your mood while also delivering long-term physical health benefits. Exercise is also a great activity that you can do together as a family, building important social connections in the process. Once it becomes a habit, it will be easy to get your child out the door and work up a sweat.

Teach the Power of Giving

Creating a sense of empathy and encouraging charitable giving are also contributing factors to your child’s well-being. Research has shown that being kind to others boosts your own happiness. Being generous also helps you to practice gratitude in your own life, a pillar for a positive frame of mind. Your child will feel better about themselves if they know they have made a difference in the life of others and in their community.

Encourage Healthy Relationships

Healthy relationships form the cornerstone of your child’s well-being, making it important that you nurture these connections. In addition to enjoying a healthy relationship with their parents and any siblings, children need to cultivate connections with others outside the immediate home. This may include grandparents, cousins, friends, teachers, coaches, and teammates. All of these unique relationships work together to provide an overall sense of security and belonging for your child, helping them to feel happy and emotionally engaged with others. These relationships will also help teach your child valuable life skills such as communication and cooperation.

These five actions will go a long way in boosting your child’s overall physical, mental, and emotional well-being.

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YES. Yes I always make the same dating mistakes. Always. My last three boyfriends in a row have even had the same exact name. Clearly I have some habits I need to break. I asked dating coach Hayley Quinn to step in and write something for Slummy Single Mummy that would hopefully help me use lockdown as an excuse for a love life reset. 

How to avoid dating mistakes

Hayley Quinn – a woman who clearly knows how to take a profile picture

‘Do you think this is a red flag?!’

If your WhatsApp group chats frequently dissect your date’s every move…

If you’ve bookmarked blogs about dating narcissists…

If you’ve essentially lost all faith in your dating decision making: this blog is for you.

I’m dating coach Hayley Quinn and I’m moonlighting on Slummy Single Mummy’s blog to give you a simple message: you can change your dating mistakes and patterns. You are absolutely not destined to always be the one who has a “crazy” dating story to tell.  View Post

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Cost is always a consideration when making a bigger purchase. Whether it is a new TV, a new car or a holiday, everyone (well most people!) have a budget in mind. Making your decision on a portable air conditioner for your home or office space is no different.

But as with other big-ticket items, there are also other factors that you need to take into account to get the right system for the requirements. Equally, it is important to ensure that you do not just choose the cheapest model – while this may seem appealing to go for the lowest ticket price, it is also important to consider factors such as warranty, life expectancy and energy costs of running cheaper models. If you are not careful, these costs can quickly increase the total cost of ownership of the cheapest models – in short, it can be false economy.

What features should you look for?

The features you need from your portable air conditioning unit will obviously vary depending on factors such as how often you will need to use it, the temperature of the climate you are in, the size of space you are expecting your machine to cool, and how portable you need it to be.

Be cool.

Let us start with the fundamental purpose of air conditioning units – keeping rooms cool. Consider the cooling capacity of the different models. An approximate guideline for figuring out what power unit you need is a BTU score of 20 for every square foot that needs to be cooled. So, for a 40 sq. foot room, you would need a BTU of 40 for example.

Without stating the obvious, it is important to choose the right portable air conditioner appropriate for the space you need to cool. Too small and you will struggle to notice the difference in your room; too large and you may quickly become annoyed by the noise your unit makes in your small office space or bedroom.

Portable air conditioning units tend to clearly show guidance for the sizes of space that they are able to cool in order to assist your calculations.

Have a plan for your portable air conditioner.

Air conditioning systems are a reasonably costly investment that can make a home, office or industrial premises a lot more comfortable. But to get the best from your machine, it is important to think carefully about your requirements and how you will deploy the unit.

If you have a larger t-shaped space for example, it may be more effective to deploy two smaller portable units instead of one larger unit. This approach will ensure that the entire space is cooled equally instead of being centred around one unit. It is also possible to deploy smaller units more discreetly into a room than one larger unit.

Keeping it efficient

There is also a financial incentive to ensuring you deploy your portable air conditioners in the most efficient way. Although you will find that more energy efficient devices require a little more investment at point of sale, the costs of running them will often prove to be considerably lower in the longer term.

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Today I’ve teamed up with Eedi, the online maths support tool, to help you give your kids the confidence they need to thrive at maths. We’re also giving away a brand new iPad, so read on for more details!

 

I watched an interesting series of Instagram stories this morning from my friend Fritha all about maths. She was talking about the process of teaching her son, Wilf, maths at home and how it brought back traumatic memories of her own experiences of maths at school.

‘When Wilf started explaining the maths he is doing,’ said Fritha, ‘my head just said ‘I’m not good at this, I don’t understand.’ My brain just switches off and starts panicking. I was ‘top set’ throughout high school, largely because I had so many coping strategies to ensure I kept up, which involved lots of memorising. Because I got left behind somewhere in primary school though it was fully high stress, surviving and getting A grades but with no actual understanding of what I was doing. I basically had a breakdown during my last year of school and just wrote ‘x = 4′ for an entire paper.’

I wonder how many people this would resonate with when it comes to maths? That feeling of getting by under the radar, but without the real understanding or self-belief to thrive?

I know that I was lucky in that maths always came easily to me at school and I loved the buzz of new concepts slotting into place in my brain. As I got older though, through A-level maths, my degree and then actuarial training, there were definitely times where I felt lost and it was honestly terrifying. I would look at the page and genuinely just not have a clue what I was reading or how to make it make sense and it gave me, albeit later in life, an insight into how so many children must feel doing maths at school.

I actually taught maths one-to-one during university as a part-time job, and what I learned through that was that so much of maths is just about confidence, about overcoming that instinct where your brain starts to panic and believing that you can do it, that you can understand – it might just take some time or someone to explain it in a different way.

Ironically I didn’t seem to be able to transfer this to supporting my own children with their maths, and would often find myself frustrated, snapping at them – ‘just LOOK! It’s obvious!’ NOT helpful parenting at all.

If Eedi had been around when my children were younger I would have definitely signed up and spared us all my impatience.

Eedi is an online maths platform for children that really taps into that idea of confidence being key. It focuses on children in years 6, 7 and 8, where habits and beliefs about yourself and your abilities are really starting to solidify and where that extra confidence can have a real impact.

Children can choose to study any topic, at any level, at any time, whether it’s to do their homework, revise for tests or stay ahead by learning new topics. Over 100,000 children, parents and teachers use and trust Eedi and 98% of children say they feel more confident after just one lesson, which is an amazing statistic isn’t it?

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Home decor has come a long way since I moved into my first home as an adult.

I remember decorating my living room in about 1998 and the height of sophistication, (in my eyes at least), was adding a vinyl border around the middle of the room. I remember it well in fact – I’d painted the whole room quite a dark orange at the border was one of those sticky, peelable ones from a DIY store – about 10cm wide and a pattern of red and orange squares.

Furniture wise I had two brown, velour swivel chairs, which I’d got for ten pounds each from one of those big furniture centres that sold furniture cheaply to people on low incomes. I loved those swivel chairs and I’m sure they’d have come right back around trend wise by now if I’d managed to keep them in one piece. They’d have gone brilliantly with any of these 70s wallpapers.

I want to say you probably had to be there, but even then I think my interior design choices have always been an acquired taste.

Nowadays though there is just so much more choice when it comes to adding your personality to your home. Personalised stickers for instance have massively increased in popularity and availability, and now if you go to somewhere like tenstickers.co.uk you can find a sticker from pretty much any occasion, whether it’s decorating a wall in a child’s bedroom or customising your laptop.

And then there’s vinyl rugs.

I know! I didn’t know they were a thing either! It kind of makes sense though doesn’t it – having flooring that’s easy to clean and hardwearing, especially with children and pets about. My cats are always making a mess, throwing up on the carpet and what not, and having fun flooring that was also easy to maintain would be fantastic.

Vinly rugs can be personalised to suit you and your family and come in all manner of shapes, sizes and designs. I’m thinking something like this might be fun for the corner of my kitchen that’s home to the cats’ bowls and food?

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I’m sure I could get Belle on board with it, even though she does have slightly more sophisticated taste than me. (I’ve been really wanting a pair of Crocs recently and I keep showing her pictures of tie dyed, fur lined Crocs for her approval and she keeps saying NO and shaking her head sadly.)

Whatever you have in mind in terms of a home decor revamp, sites like tenstickers.co.uk certainly have plenty to offer in terms of inspiration. Adding personalised or quirky accessories is a really fun and affordable way for giving your home a fresh new look without breaking the bank or having the wield a sledgehammer!

 

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Finding the perfect mattress for your bedroom can bring a lot of benefits. Firstly, it might significantly improve your sleep quality. And, if you are suffering from a neck or back problem, it can prove to be the difference between a good night’s sleep and a night full of twists and turns in bed.

Additionally, a high-quality mattress might save you some money in the long term. If you make the right choice, it will serve you for years, so you will not have to replace it as soon as your previous one.

While choosing a mattress is often a matter of personal preference, you should keep some general rules in mind. Here is a list of the main things you should consider to find the best affordable mattress you can.

Who Makes the Mattress?

When you are buying a mattress, you are buying much more than just foam and springs. You are also buying the quality of the product and the reputation of its manufacturer. When you choose a mattress, make sure that you know who made it, because it can have a significant impact on the money you will spend on it as well as its durability and longevity.

You will also want to know more about the company that made it. If you are not looking for a cheap mattress, it would be a mistake to choose one made by a manufacturer that is known to offer low-quality products that are not worth the money. Ideally, the manufacturer should be established and reputable, and their products should be made in factories that are licensed and monitored regularly.

The Thickness of the Mattress

If you are looking for a high-quality mattress, it should have a good thickness. At least 7 or 8 inches of thickness are recommended for a good quality mattress. The thicker the mattress, the better it will be for your spine alignment and body support. If your budget allows it, we would recommend buying a mattress of at least 9 inches of thickness. While longevity and durability are important factors to consider, bear in mind that the thicker the mattress is, the higher its price might be.

The Material Used to Make the Mattress

There are quite a few materials used to make mattresses today. Of course, there is foam, but you can also choose memory or latex foam. Memory and latex foam have plenty of advantages over traditional foam – they can provide better support for your body, they last longer, and they might feel softer. Of course, they might also cost you a bit more money, so keep this in mind before you make any decision

The Type of Springs

Another important thing to consider is what type of springs the mattress has. While most mattresses today rely on pocket springs to provide support for your body, you might want to consider other options as well. Wire springs and continuous coils are good alternatives if your budget allows it, but they might be more expensive than pocket springs. However, if your health is at risk because of your current mattress, investing in a quality product will be worth it in the long run.

The Right Size

There is no right size for a mattress. It all depends on your preferences and personal preferences. However, bear in mind that the larger the mattress is, the heavier it will be. Larger mattresses might not be very convenient for moving as they might take up a lot of space in your home or office. For this reason, we recommend choosing a size that would be convenient for you but still comfortable. If you have problems getting out of bed, choose a larger size so that you would have enough room to move around. Additionally, if you share your bed with someone else, it would be wise to choose a larger size so that you can both have enough room in it.

The Weight of the Mattress

You should also consider how heavy the mattress is when you are choosing it. The weight of your mattress might increase their price significantly because they have to be much heavier if they adhere to various standards and qualifications around the world. If you find that the price of a mattress is too expensive for you already, we recommend choosing one that is not too heavy because it might end up costing more than it should. Consider how often you need to move your mattress as well as whether you will need to transport it anywhere else after you receive it at home before making any decisions about its weight.

What About Warranty?

Not surprisingly, cheaper mattresses do not come with warranties, but high-quality mattresses usually do. If a mattress comes with a warranty, this means that the manufacturer is confident enough in their product that they are willing to stand behind it with their money or time if something goes wrong. When you choose a mattress with warranty, this means that they will either repair or replace your mattress if you experience any issues with it when you have it at home for longer than a certain period of time after purchase (usually 6 or 10 years).

If you choose a mattress with warranty, this does not mean that you will not be able to return it later if you are unsatisfied with its quality. The only reason why you should purchase a mattress with warranty is that you trust the manufacturer and think that they will stand behind their product.

How Much Money Should You Spend on a Mattress?

The price of a mattress is something that most people are concerned about when they are making a purchase decision. After all, mattresses are expensive, and most people would prefer to have an affordable mattress that will serve them well for many years to come.

However, keep in mind that you get what you pay for. You will not be able to purchase a high-quality mattress at a low price. However, there is no need to spend a lot of money either. There are great options on the market that will cost you less than $500 but will still provide you with the comfort you need to enjoy your sleep even if you have some health-related issues. However, if your budget allows it, you should opt for a more expensive mattress because it will offer you improved quality.

When To Buy a New Mattress

You might want to consider buying a new mattress if the one you have is old or if it has become unusable in any way. If your old mattress is extremely worn or damaged, it might be a good idea to get rid of it and replace it with a new one. While this may be expensive in the short term, this can save you a lot of money in the long run because you would not have to spend money on new mattresses for years to come.

The Bottom Line

Your mattress is one of the most important investments that you can make in your home or office. It can have a significant impact on your health and sleep quality, so make sure to choose wisely. Consider all the things we mentioned above and make the right decision while reviewing all the mattresses on the market. A lot of them might be good for your hips, but you never know which one might be perfect for your back!

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Weaning your baby off milk and onto solid food is a fascinating time. It’s a chance for you and your child to have fun and experiment with new textures and tastes. Just make sure to enjoy the process and adapt your weaning routine to how your child is feeling. If they are tired and sleepy, they probably won’t be up for trying new foods. 

 

Here are tips and tricks on how to make weaning a gentle and fun transition period. 

 

Research weaning guidelines

 

Before you introduce your child to new foods, you need to understand the recommended weaning periods and how to wean safely. Typically, weaning should start when your child is around six months old. When your baby is ready for food, they will be able to stay in a sitting position and hold their head steady, coordinate their eyes, hands and mouth to pick up food and be able to swallow food. 

 

Please note that chewing their fists, waking up more in the night and wanting extra milk feeds are not signs they are ready for weaning. 

 

You should also pick the right time of day to start weaning. Try to choose a time when you and your child are ready to experiment with food and are not tired or rushed. If your baby often wakes up in the night to feed, using a baby sleepsuit can soothe them along with sleeping bags and a night light. 

 

Developing taste

 

Gradually introduce new flavours and textures through single spoons of food. Remember, trying food for the first time will cause a taste explosion in their little mouth. Do not overwhelm them with too much at once. Opt for a variety of foods to encourage healthy eating habits and increase the array given in one sitting over time.

 

Do not add sugar or salt to their food through stock cubes, gravy or cooking water. Salt is bad for a baby’s kidneys, and too much sugar can cause tooth decay. 

 

Make it fun!

 

Weaning is a brilliant opportunity to bond with your baby. Don’t pressurise yourself or your child and try to be patient and consistent with the variety of foods you offer. Babies tend to change their mind, so while they may hate a flavour today, they could love it tomorrow. Always give them praise and encouragement for exploring the taste and texture of food.

 

Encourage your baby to enjoy holding and touching the food with their fingers. Avoid having the TV on and your phone nearby during weaning times. This is quality bonding time for both of you, and it should be treasured. Finally, show them how you eat food by sitting them at the table during mealtimes. Children love to copy their parent’s actions, especially at mealtimes.

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Nissan LEAF

‘I don’t know how to switch it on!’

‘I pressed the button.’

‘Is it on then?’

‘I don’t know, I can’t hear anything?’

It turns out that the Nissan LEAF was on, but that the whole thing about an electric car is that you can’t hear it. Dur. I mean I knew that, or I knew the theory of it, but I didn’t expect it to be so quiet that I literally couldn’t tell whether I’d switched it on or not. Even pulling away it had an eerie nothingness about it, as though we were on one of those little trains giving us a tour of a theme park. Or a milk float.

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Every so often Belle gets a new THING. In the past these THINGS have taken the form of various musical instruments, workouts, crafts, hair care routines – essentially it’s just her having a go at something new. I think she feels like it’s a bit foolish, somehow a weakness to start things and drop them quickly, but I love it. I love that she decides to give something a go and whoosh, she’s all in, before you know it she’s spent £50 on an autoharp on eBay. I think ‘having a go’ is an admirable quality that more of us could do with embracing, and I never think she’s foolish.

(I am saying this partly thinking she might read it, but also because it’s true and I want her to know that I admire it about her.)

This month the thing has been the violin.

‘I’ve never touched a violin,’ she said one day when we were in the car, ‘so I thought it might be fun.’

Never touched a violin? I was slightly shocked. Surely touching a violin was just a thing that everyone has done? But then I remembered that my best friend in secondary school played the violin, a lot, and so perhaps my adolescent violin touching experiences weren’t standard. I mean, if you didn’t have a violin playing friend, when would you touch one?

Anyway, after some time where I was given a lecture about how as a parent I should have insisted Belle practice an instrument every day from age two, and that if only I hadn’t neglected my role she would be a musical genius by now, Belle decided that she was going to learn to play and she bought a violin.

Here it is:

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This pork and cider casserole recipe post is brought to you in association with Thorner’s Farm Shop.

pork and apple and cider slow cooker casserole recipe

I don’t know about you but it feels to me like the further we get into this pandemic, the more my life revolves around food.

I’ve always been the sort of person who thinks about what they’re going to have for lunch while they’re eating breakfast, but when food shopping is pretty much the only sort of shopping you can do, and the days and weeks stretch ahead for miles, snacks become EVERYTHING.

Not that I’m complaining. I love eating, and not being able to eat out and get my brunch fix has meant I’ve spent more time trying new recipes and eating delicious things at home. Like last weekend for instance when I had a delivery from Thorner’s Farm Shop in Shepton Mallet and cooked a feast of slow cooker pork and cider casserole and pineapple cake with Malibu frosting. (You heard me.)

I’ve been a fan of Thorner’s since I discovered their award-winning pies recently, and I’ve had my love for them reinforced by the fact that the adorable deli that I walk to across the fields – Gaia Garden – has become a stockist.

Lovely walk through the countryside? Delightful! Pie to take home for dinner? Don’t mind if I do.

Thorner’s stock all kinds of things besides pies though, including an ever-expanding range of local meats. I wanted to showcase the variety of their online farm shop through this post, so in my weekend feast I used a fruit and a vegetable box, local cider, outdoor reared diced pork, local butter and eggs. I also had a very lovely Somerset wine – the Aldwick Estate Buteo – but I have to confess that this was so good that I drank it all before remembering to take a photo. Do go and check it out though. I recommend.

I was particularly impressed with the veg and fruit boxes. My fruit box for example included apples, satsumas, pears, bananas, a lemon and a lime, blueberries, grapes and a whole pineapple. (Hence the pineapple cake.) I think this is really good value for £9.99. View Post

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There’s no denying that e-commerce is here to stay. As more and more retailers turn their services into digital enterprises, consumers are enjoying the many benefits of window shopping on tablets, PC’s, laptops, and smartphones. Nowadays, shoppers can browse through clothing racks, home goods selections, and even grocery aisles all from the comfort of their own home.

However, because so many people are now shopping from their couch in pyjamas at all times of the day, it has become easier than ever before to spend copious amounts of money without batting an eyelash. If you’re a dedicated shopper who enjoys surfing the web for the products you love, it may be helpful to consider some helpful tips that will go a long way in helping you save on every purchase you make. Below we’ll take a look at some simple things all e-commerce shoppers can put into practice before pushing that “finalize order” button.

Product research before making a decision

The age of information has given consumers countless advantages that were previously inaccessible. For example, reading product reviews on various items that former virtual shoppers bought was never a thing before the internet. Similarly, with so much data on the web, consumers have the ability to conduct lengthy research on the items they want before adding them to their cart.

You may be wondering how this relates to saving money but comparing prices over various brands is one of the best ways to make an informed, budget-friendly shopping decision. For instance, if your top wish list item is a pair of brand-new Nike sneakers, why not compare every retailer who is offering the product in order to see the best deal. Surprisingly enough, the Nike store isn’t the only platform on the internet selling your dream shoes. In fact, often times you can find the exact product your desire for half the price if you just dedicate a little extra time to your search.

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Taking the time to research items on your list by comparing prices across platforms is a great and easy way to save money long-term

Loyalty programs and unique opportunities for rewards

Many people are familiar with some of the most famous loyalty programs of today, from Starbucks points to Amazon rewards, companies worldwide are always looking for new ways to retain their existing audience while simultaneously attracting new buyers. For the enthusiastic e-commerce shopper, this is great news. One of the easiest ways to lower your total bill is by taking advantage of these services across the brands you love and interact with most frequently. These programs often reward customers with birthday gifts, free coupons, membership-only savings, and various incentives throughout the calendar year.

However, it’s not just the e-commerce retail industry that has stepped aboard the rewards trend. Brands in digital gaming and even online casinos have started to include gifts for new users that welcome them to the platform for the first time. Even live streaming giant, Twitch gives viewers an opportunity to rack up channel points for every video watched, allowing them to enjoy similar perks as subscribers without the extra cost. Industries across various sectors are beginning to make rewards more of a priority as they translate to increased profit and an ever-growing audience.

Follow your favorite brands on social

Let’s face it, social media isn’t going away anytime soon. Platforms like Instagram and Facebook have largely taken over in terms of outreach marketing, as consumers are being persuaded to interact with new digital brands each day thanks to the success of these applications. As such, many of the sites you frequent most likely have mirrored landing pages on social media. In fact, maybe the companies utilize social more than their desktop site. For this reason, if you want to take advantage of discounts and offers, it’s vital that you follow along with your favorite brands on social.

Often times deals will be posted on Instagram stories or Twitter posts, and the consumers who already follow them will get the first look. Nowadays, things like influencer and blog giveaways are extremely popular and are great opportunities to interact with the products you prioritize. They are also ideal ways to discover more brands that align with your previous interests.

Make a calendar with important sales dates

Now that you know the wealth of opportunities for discounts on the web, it may be hard to remember each that you’ve signed up for. Why not organize yourself by making a quick list of the brands you love or the platforms you normally shop on. Afterwards, keep note of each company’s limited time deals and offers so you won’t forget to utilize them before it’s too late.

In addition, create a column for big shopping holidays like Black Friday or Cyber Monday and write down each brand’s offerings for that year. In this way, when the day finally rolls around, you won’t have to search through a dozen sites to begin your e-commerce spree. And you’ll be saving loads of money in the meantime!

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Being in the know about important sales days like Black Friday can help you save big time on products you love

Check your e-mail regularly!

When you sign up for a reward program or take advantage of a certain offer online, you’ll most likely receive an e-mail confirming the action. Afterwards, these sites will use your address to send various promotions and discounts throughout the year. Sometimes these may not apply to you, but the majority of the time they may hold valuable opportunities to save money. If you glance over these offers without reading them fully, you may be missing out on a great chance to buy something for half the cost.

In addition, it may be helpful to organize your inbox with different tabs and colors that coordinate to the brands you frequently purchase from. This way you’ll have a digital planner of all the deals that are currently available and won’t have to search haphazardly through a load of insignificant junk mail.

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Wendy's gift card

Wendy’s first opened in 1969 in Columbus, Ohio, and has expanded across the US and Canada over the past 50 years. From the start, their mission was to deliver quality food at a low price. They’ve now opened thousands of restaurants and even have a mobile app.  

Have a Wendy’s gift card but unsure how to spend it? Here are some ideas:

Quick Meal In A Rush

If you’re in a rush and need a quick meal, Wendy’s can help you. You can sit in the restaurant, order to pick it up, or go to the drive-thru. The average service time at the drive-thru is 169 seconds, which means you’ll have your meal within minutes so you don’t have to be late for anything. 

Buy A Meal For The Family

Feeding the family dinner every night can be tiring and you might not have the time between working, helping your kids with homework, and keeping the house clean. Fortunately, Wendy’s has a ‘family meal deal’ that you can use your Wendy’s gift card on, allowing you to save money.

Coffee Break

Buying a coffee every day on your way to work or school can add up to a lot of money over time. Thankfully, you could use your gift card to buy coffee every day for a week or even months, depending on how much it’s for.  Hence, if there’s a Wendy’s on the way, and you have a gift card, you could drop in and get a hot or cold brewed cup of coffee.

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Sip On A Drink

Staying hydrated is crucial, so if you’re thirsty or want to enjoy a nice beverage with your meal, then grab a drink as well. 

The food you have might change what you decide to drink. If you’re having breakfast, coffee may be a better option than a sweet drink. Similarly, if you’re having a burger for dinner, having caffeine may keep you awake that night.

Grab Breakfast On-The-Go

The mornings can be hectic and, sometimes, you might not have time to eat breakfast at home. However, it’s important to eat breakfast because it’s the most important meal of the day. Thus, you can get croissants filled with bacon and eggs or a breakfast combo, which already includes coffee.

Get Food Delivered To Your Door

Having meals delivered straight to your door is essential while in a pandemic. You know that you’ll limit the amount of contact you’ll have with other people, by having your food delivered, you’ll still receive a quality meal without having to spend time and energy cooking it. 

Enjoy A Burger

Most people love a good burger. They provide protein and fresh food packed into a bun. You can choose from a wide range of options. You can have beef or chicken. If you like spicy food, then you can get jalapenos or if you prefer a plain burger, that’s an option too.

Feel Fresh With A Salad

Salads are great to have as a meal on their own or as part of a bigger meal. You may find that after cooking a meal, you don’t have the energy or ingredients to make a salad, but you do have a gift card for Wendy’s. You could easily order one to be delivered. 

Baked Goods

Not a fan of burgers yet need a sugar rush? Then, the cookies at Wendy’s will be perfect. You can choose from multiple flavors. If you spend your gift card on burgers and don’t have enough left to get a cookie, you might want to try baking some yourself.

Use The App

If you don’t want to get up from the couch but want to order food, don’t worry because you can use your gift card on Wendy’s mobile app. It was originally planned to help with nutrition and finding restaurants, but it has evolved so you can conveniently order food straight from it.

Decorate Your Key Chain

Make it easy to identify and find your keys by using your gift card to buy a Frosty Key Tag during 2021. You can use the key tag to get deals at Wendy’s, so it’s a purchase that keeps on giving.  

Summing Up

If you have a gift card for Wendy’s, there’s plenty of things you can do with it. For instance, optimize the drive-thru and grab a coffee or breakfast on the way to work. 

With plenty of options and different meal combos, there should be something that’ll make everyone happy. Remember, if you don’t want to leave the house or dine in, you can get food and drinks delivered.

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