Thursday, 19 December 2013

Blogmas Day 7 & 8: iTunes 12 days of Christmas

Ok I'm super sorry I didn't get around to blogging yesterday but let me explain my rather hectic day! First off I managed to make it to the gym before heading into work for six hours. Then once I'd made it through the traffic and home I had to quickly change and get back out to Brownies and Guides where I volunteer as a leader, it was Christmas party week for both units and so it meant setting up more things than usual.

Anyway this blogmas post is going to merge day 7 and 8 together!

This is all about the free stuff this Christmas! With everyone paying out so much on presents and food and travel and so much more it's nice to get a little back from time to time! So Apple have developed their annual app to give you just that!

The app is called 12 days and is free to download, of course you have to have some sort of apple product such as an iPhone or iPod to use it.

Once it is downloaded you have to wait a little while for the presents to come rolling in! The app starts its massive giveaway on Boxing day (26th December) and you will only have one day to download whatever it is that is being given away. In past years I have downloaded games, songs, videos and other apps! It's great for finding that app you never knew existed but helps you do something or even keep the kids busy in the time between Christmas and going back to school!

However Apple are being super good this year and are giving away a present before the start date, something to wet your appetite ready for the rest! This year the early present is an EP by Lorde with the single 'No Better' and a video for the song 'Royals'. Of course I have downloaded it as I have been loving 'Royals' of recent weeks so was quite excited about this!

The app gives you a count down of how many days are left until you can get your first present! I would recommend downloading everything (if you have the space) so that at least you have it for free before deciding if you want to delete it later.

As another little note for you during this festive period the last postage date for Amazon to qualify for Free Super Saver is TODAY!! (19th December!) and if you don't mind paying for Standard Delivery the last postage date is Friday 20th December. If you get super stuck you can always buy a gift certificate and have it emailed or print it out!

For Tesco Direct don't forget that you can Click and Collect from most larger stores, the last date for this is ordering by 3pm on Sunday 22nd December and collecting from 4pm Monday 24th December. Unfortunately you have missed Standard Delivery but you can still pay for Express Delivery for £5.95 and the last order by 3pm on 22nd December and get next day delivery (some Ts & Cs apply to certain products).

My only problem this week is deciding whether or not I want to face going into town to pick up a few last items and face the crowds or not?! 

Have you got everything sorted or are you a last minute dash around the shops kind of person?