Amazon Vine Freebies – December 2015

….and may all your Christmases be shiiiittteee! I hope everyone has roasted their nuts suitably and are waiting to put their hand’s on Santa’s sack! Here meanwhile, I was provided with these lovely festive extras.

Maybelline SuperStay24H Dual Ended Lipstick 170 Crystal Shock Amber 9ml


It’s lipstick. Shocking!

Maybelline Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner 01 Black


It’s eyeliner. Lasting!

Buzz Bee Toys Ultra Master Tek Blaster


It’s a gun. Blasting!

L’Oreal Paris Volume Million Lashes Waterproof Mascara Black 9ml


It’s mascara. Waterproofing!

Amazon Vine- September 2014

September, September, the most hated month in the Western world, scourge of kids forced to return to education after months of freedom, despised by everyone else who dreads the coming rain and snow. Thanks to Amazon, my month was made brighter and better by a nine-item bounty, including toys and DVDs. What more could I ever want?


I Really Hate My Job (DVD):

Starring my beloved Neve, this film was pretty dreadful, with irritating characters and… that’s about it. But Neve makes everything better.


91uYwfjYEOL__SL1500_ A slow-burning drama dealing with a murderous tailor with a taste for human flesh. Not as exploitative or gory as it sounds, or as good.



A decent Mexican film focussing on one family’s struggle with drugs, violence, and corrupt cops. Well acted and with several brutal scenes, it doesn’t make for easy watching.

WWE Superstrikers Slam N Launch Arena:


Woo hoo! The sort of ring I always wanted when I was a kid, this one has a number of features to make play all the more exciting.

Crayola Marker Maker:


A fun tool for arty types which my kids are still a little too young to apprecitate.

LeapFrog LeapBand Activity Tracker (Orange):

417aXAyJiaLAgain, my eldest is a bit young to get the most out of this, but she enjoys the pseudo-Tamagochi nature and the mini-games.

LeapFrog Learning Friends Play and Discover School Set:

819DMh5ZxKL__SL1500_A nice addition to the existing houses, figures, and playsets we already have.

Monster High Freaky Fusion Bonita Femur Hybrid Doll:

91TKWa5nsoL__SL1500_Another Monster High Doll, and another hit in our house.

Kid Galaxy Morphibians Terrapin:

A great little remoted controlled car which zooms through water as easily as over land.

Amazon Vine Freebies – August 2013

So, I went a little over the top in August, thanks to the Last Harvest tab. For those who don’t know, I’ll recap. Every month, Amazon Vine offers me a selection of items to select, keep, and review, all for free. The 3rd Thursday of each month I can select 2 items, and every 4th I can select 2. Each month a new list of items is offered. However, there is also the Last Harvest, which is infrequently updated. There are hundreds of items, and I can take as many of them as I like, at any time. However, I still have to review them before the next official Vine newsletter, or I can’t select off that new list.

So, my first newsletter this month didn’t offer my anything exciting, although a quick look at the Vine forum showed some others were offered cameras, laptops, and other impressive things. Naturally, I felt inadequate and jealous. Not to be outdone, I decided to hunt through Last Harvest for loot, and now have the buyer’s remorse (made even more strange by the fact that I paid for nothing). Last Harvest typically does not have the expensive items, instead it’s mostly books and smaller, cheaper items. The 4th Thursday I did a little better, but missed out on some game tablets for kids, which I’ve been wanting to get for my eldest daughter for a while now. Here’s what I picked up in August:

Me to You Tiny Tatty Teddy Small Photo Album:


Monogram Luxurious Premium Heated Single Mattress Cover with Two Heat Zones:


Ella’s Kitchen: The Cookbook (The Red One):

Mix (of food)
Mix (of food)

The Bumper Book of Kids Birthday Cakes: The Best Cake Decoration, Designs and Recipes from The Australian Women’s Weekly:

Ciks (Cakes)
Ciks (Cakes)

Stylfile Nipper Clipper Baby Nail Clipper:


Eukanuba Sensitive Digestion Dry Food 12.5 kg:


Fasti (Oxford World’s Classics):

Greeks (Romans)
Greeks (Romans)

Story of a Secret State: My Report to the World (Penguin Paperback Classics):


Georgina the Giraffe (64 Zoo Lane):

Nicks (Necks)
Nicks (Necks)

Mr Men Stories Volume 2 (Vintage Beeb):


Wheels on the Bus Singalong:

Weetabix (unknown)
Weetabix (unknown)

Leapfrog Read with Me Scout:

A Wee Green Dog
A Wee Green Dog

Leapfrog Ocean Music School:

A Big Feckin Octopus
A Big Feckin Octopus

Amazon Vine Freebies – November 2012

This month I really only wanted Anti-Virus software as mine was about to run out (though a TV or a Neve Campbell would have been nice too). As the old saying goes ‘If thou shalt ask then thou mayhap will receive AVG Internet Security’.

AVG Internet Security 2013: 4 User – 2 year License (PC)


Cool, two years of top notch freedom, although it did cause my laptop to collapse when I restarted the day after installing. All good now.

Leapfrog Peek A Shoe Octopus

Peek A Shoe

This looks like good fun for the bambino, though reviews have commented that it falls apart under the stress of a ghost’s breath.

Tommee Tippee Explora Weaning Kit (Pink)

We have another bambino on the way in a few weeks, so this should come in handy over the next few months.