GIVEAWAY: Win a £175 All Terrain Kart!

Miss Thrifty48 December 11, 2012

Isn’t this terrific? It’s an All Terrain Kart worth £175 – and I have one to give away to a lucky Miss Thrifty reader. Scroll down to find out how you can enter and win.

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All Terrain Karts have been specially created for children aged 7-12. Flexible and tough, they aim to provide hours of outdoor fun.  Accessories and spare parts are available to buy online, and these karts are made to last.

The karts are built in Great Britain, and fully tested to CE standards. Features include pneumatic tyres, a handbrake, an adjustable back, front padded bars, and a rope for steering and pulling.

You can find out more about All Terrain Karts here, and follow All Terrain Karts on Facebook and Twitter.

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To enter:

Just leave a comment below, with a tip for finding a bargain Christmas gift for a child. Perhaps it’s a really good voucher code, a crafty idea, or something else altogether…

The competition is open to UK residents aged 18 or over, and the closing date is 5 pm on Friday 14 December, so get your entry in now. The winner will be picked at random.

BONUS ENTRY 1. Add your tip for finding a bargain gift for a child to the Miss Thrifty Facebook page – anywhere on the page will do.

BONUS ENTRY 2. Follow Miss Thrifty on Twitter and tweet the following: I’ve entered the giveaway to win a £175 @AllTerrainKart with @Miss_Thrifty:

Good luck! It’s such a great prize, and I am so excited that I get to give it away to a Miss Thrifty reader. One child out there is going to be VERY happy…


UPDATE: This competition is now closed. The winner has been drawn, and it’s a Miss Thrifty Facebook follower: congratulations, Hester Grainger!

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48 Responses to “GIVEAWAY: Win a £175 All Terrain Kart!

With money being particularly tight this year (single mum blah blah,) I’ve actually bought a lot of stuff from our local charity shop. Sounds a bit harsh, but actually my 8 year old Dexter loves playing board games and so I picked up 3 that cost me less than a fiver! He’ll just enjoy spending time with me as I’m normally at work all the time. Also bought him a leather jacket from eBay as he wanted to, and I quote, “look cool.” He will be chuffed to pieces!

December 11, 2012 at 2:44 pm

A great gift you could put together for a child is a “art box” or “crafts box” – I had one of these made for me when I was a child and I adored it for years and years! The child will have endless amounts of fun and will be able to explore their creativity and imagination. You can also join in with them and make things together. You’ll be surprised with how much fun you’ll have too!

Just buy a big plastic box with a lid – if it has shelving or compartments inside even better, but not necessary. Now you’ve got that, all you did to get is lots of bits and bobs to go inside! Such as: multicoloured card/paper, beads with a bead box, string, ribbons, wool, multicoloured lollysticks, stick-on googly eyes, pompoms, faux feathers, pva glue with spreading stick, prit stick, cellotape, stencils, felt tip pens, stamps and ink pads, colouring pencils, drawing pencils, water colour paints and brushes, ready-mixed paints with non-spill pots, a kids sized apron, etc. You can buy all sorts to go inside!

All these things are pretty cheap to buy and you can buy most of this from places like eBay, craft/art stores, £1 shops, etc.

Then make their first crafty challenge be decorating the art/crafts box together! 🙂

December 11, 2012 at 3:14 pm

Johnny Debt says:

I would say, enter your competition and win would be the best answer!!!

If I win please give it to a local charity

December 11, 2012 at 3:15 pm

Matt says:

Im not sure how well this falls into the world of Thrifty shopping for a child.. However, if your in need for some Apple Products for your child you could potentially save up to 20% through the Apple Store.

Simply google “itunes store student” and click on the relevant link, there you can go through to the itunes/apple store under the guise of a student. If you’re a bit unsure myself and a friend of mine, used our childs primary school and then carried on with the purchase.

Saved around £300 on a new laptop and iPhone…!

As i said, not theee thriftiest of ideas, but big savings either way.

December 11, 2012 at 3:37 pm

My kids love to have their stockings filled with lots of practical bits and pieces that they are going to need anyway like toothbrush, toothpaste, flannel, pants, socks, soap etc That way they feel they are getting a gift (they really do love it and get excited about it each year), and mum makes a big saving as it doubles up as a christmas present when I would otherwise be buying it anyway.

December 11, 2012 at 4:40 pm

Polly says:

Make up sewing kits which include felt cut to desired shape, large needle, brightly coloured thread, sequinned or buttons for decoration & stuffing if necessary. Or baking kits – all the ingredients you need to make cookies in one jar with simple recipe & cutter attached. To gather your own bits ‘n bobs is much cheaper than shop bought kits.

December 11, 2012 at 5:47 pm

Sandy says:

One of the loveliest gifts my children were ever given was a glass storage jar filled with flour and sugar. At the top of the jar was attached a Father Christmas biscuit cutter and a hand-written label saying how much butter to add and how to make the biscuits. So simple, so thoughtful and they had a wonderful time baking!

I like to scour ebay for bargains, because second-hand toys have sometimes hardly been used (I found a racing car track for a tenner this year, still in its original packaging), and the local charity shops, which are particularly good for books and jigsaw puzzles. I even bought a dance mat for £3 which will go under the tree, courtesy of our local Sue Rider shop.

When they’re a bit older, it is easy to make your own soaps and bath bombs with their favourite scents. I like to wrap mine in squares of muslin (cheesecloth) with scraps of ribbon tied round. Very simple, cheap and effective, and with that hand-made touch which makes gifts extra special. Gosh, don’t I sound like some kind of thrifty housewife goddess? LOL

December 11, 2012 at 6:16 pm

Naiomi says:

The best bargain gift i did and i will do the same for my daughter was a Dolls house for my neice, Last christmas i looked around the shops and most of them were around £100 mark! So i got my partner to build the shell out of wood he had in the shed the only bit of wood he brought was some beading for the roof and edges to give a more luxury finish. Then my part came in i got free wall papper samples for all the rooms including kitchen and bathroom paper looked fantasic, Then i made curtains to match each room. I went into the local carpet shops and explained what i was doing they gave me samples from old sample books for free. The color sceme was pink and the house stood over 4ft high 2 floors as she had to many barbies and lots of funiture and bits. I can honestly say it looked better than any of the ones i had seen in the shops. I did but a few bits in it which were brought of ebay a huge bundle of furniture which cost under £6 including shipping as won it for 99p the next best thing about this is its not cheap plastic so will not break and her mum & dad can re-decorate it and change the color if wanted. I know its to short notice now but for next year worth your partners/grandads/dads to have a go theres lots of online videos to give ideas, Even on making funiture i just didnt have the time for that to xxx

December 12, 2012 at 10:01 am

Rhoda K says:

At this time of year it’s worth checking out the daily “advent” offers from companies. This year Toys R Us have an advent calendar of offers on their Facebook page ( with a different offer every day – today is £5 off a £30 spend 🙂

December 12, 2012 at 10:27 am

Sophie says:

I recently went shopping with my pal to John Lewis and embarrassed her by exclaiming outrage at the price of everything (she doesn’t have kids so shopping there is still viable for her!). Anyway I used the experience as Christmas reconnaissance and have now bought a giant gingerbread man cookie cutter from ebay for £4.99 and am going to make all my neices and nephews cookies for them to decorate instead of spending £7 per cookie! (also giving home made sloe gin to friends and family in cute little bottles with ‘Drink Me’ labels; but not for children!)

December 12, 2012 at 12:21 pm

claire woods says:

I’ve got bargains on Ebay, especially when they end middle of the morning.

December 12, 2012 at 2:41 pm

Julie Dore says:

ask them! it might seem silly or could be expensive!, but there is nothing more upsetting on Xmas morning for that one gift they wanted, just hasnt materialised. It doesnt have to be an expensive item, sometimes you’ll be surprised at what they would like to have.

December 12, 2012 at 2:45 pm

iain maciver says:

to win this would be the best bargain and keep the kids happy and save the non existent pennies

December 12, 2012 at 2:46 pm


check your supermarkets……if they have a surplus or item selliing slowly they reduce them ….sometimes down to a quarter of oringinal price. l know…l work in one!

December 12, 2012 at 2:48 pm

Lorna Anderson says:

good way to get bargains is to check out voucher code sites for money off etc and also i find using Kidstart is a great website to get money back on purchases cause every little helps 🙂

December 12, 2012 at 2:57 pm

Ian Barnes says:

When shopping use a bar code scanner on your smart phone, scan the bar code of the item you are looking at and it will find out if you can get the item cheaper elsewhere

December 12, 2012 at 4:10 pm

kayleigh Dawn says:

My top tip is to save all your Tesco clubcard points all year in the Christmas Club and then they double the value up on toys! YES DOUBLE! I had £120 in clubcard points and got £240 to spend on kids toys! RESULT! @xxfluffywhitexx on twitter

December 12, 2012 at 5:07 pm

honeybee says:

Check stores like Poundland or 99p stores for trinket gifts like money boxes or colouring sets.

December 12, 2012 at 5:21 pm

if you’re buying online always use a cashback site like quidco or topcashback to save lots of money especially in the long run

December 12, 2012 at 7:06 pm

Beverley says:

For a child who is getting a doll, it’s so easy to run up or knit (or both) a full wardrobe in next to no time! You can even match the clothes to the child’s clothes – I found this was a great hit!

December 12, 2012 at 7:27 pm

Claire says:

Oh my goodness my 12year old would love this…i have had to veto most of his christmas list as it is too expensive. Yesterday he told me he would love some bubblewrap……maybe my thrifty tip is to give them exactly what they ask for!

December 12, 2012 at 8:57 pm

Liz says:

Buy throughout the year as keep a small stockpile of gifts which can be used as stocking fillers etc. Also buy school uniform out of season can get it at 75% off sometime.

December 12, 2012 at 9:21 pm

Alison M says:

Ebay and Gumtree are good for older TV show items (my daughter loves Angelina Ballerina so tracked down quite a few items for her).

As an advent calendar use small cheap items like hair clips wrapped in tissue paper.

December 12, 2012 at 10:04 pm

Carolina J. says:

Subscribe to PlayPennies superb newsletter, they have got tons of bargains.

December 12, 2012 at 10:44 pm

Carolina J. says:

Posted on FB.

December 12, 2012 at 10:46 pm

Carolina J. says:

I follow you on Twitter and tweeted. (@pandcands)

December 12, 2012 at 10:46 pm

EDWARD says:

Take said child to a local market just a couple of weeks before christmas and watch what they “home-in on” – You might be pleasantly suprised.

December 12, 2012 at 11:30 pm

Alison says:

Save nectar and tesco points throughout the year and then use to buy presents. Enter competitions to win presents …just don’t rely too much on this method!

December 12, 2012 at 11:45 pm

Kieran says:

shop for bargains on ebay

December 12, 2012 at 11:52 pm

tam p says:

Ensure your children are born on 25th dec therefore you only need to buy one present

December 13, 2012 at 8:47 am

Adrian Clarke says:

Wait till after Christmas!
Bah Humbug!

December 13, 2012 at 11:45 am

Sally Smith says:

I use ebay to grab bargains, and sometimes swap duplicate presents with friends!

December 13, 2012 at 12:06 pm

shelagh milne says:

I try and buy bits through the year when the prices are reduced to make up stocking fillers.Also look out for offers on sites like Groupon you can pick up a bargain.Amazon is also very competitive and also there’s no delivery charge.

December 13, 2012 at 4:20 pm

sian hallewell says:

My tip for buying for children is buy in the sales, starting in January. There are some great bargains to be had if you keep looking, you just have to be prepared to buy early and hide it somewhere safe. Your not going to get ‘this years in toy’ that way but you can get some really good stuff and things like lego are never out of fashion. I would also suggest checking out freecycle – you’ll be amazed at what people give away and then of course gumtree for some bargains

December 13, 2012 at 5:18 pm

Jen Schofield says:

Fill a box with lots of little presents, then it’s like a surprise as one present turns into more!

December 13, 2012 at 5:44 pm

James Seale says:

Wait until January and say you’re away for christmas!

December 13, 2012 at 6:40 pm

Amy Mitchell says:

What I do is find out what the kids want about half way through the year, and weekly check popular websites that the items are sold on until I see them on sale. It usually means that I have them earlier, but it’s worth it!

December 13, 2012 at 7:16 pm

hannah says:

I have been present hunting all year long and thats how I find the good bargains, by buying when I see the good deals rather than being forced to pay a premium because its christmas. I also keep my eye to daily deal sites, charity shops and toy shops and I dont buy any thing just because its a good price but it has to be for someone in mind.

December 13, 2012 at 9:34 pm

Cathy Duncan says:

I go to car boot and table top sales. Last year I got half a dozen games brand new in unopened boxes fo under a tenner. I still have one left for this year. I also buy in the sales all year, buying clothes a size larger to fit next year.

December 13, 2012 at 9:59 pm

Arabella Bazley says:

I think it is important that children learn how much fun recycling is so passing on and receiving “recycled” dollshouses, cots, lego sets which have been properly scrubbed and wrapped is a great way to save money too.

December 13, 2012 at 10:55 pm

Juanita POwers says:

All my shopping for my kids so far has been made at The Entertainer!! and I only ever buy anything that has over 50% off the items, grabbed some great jigsaws for a £1 AND bOARD GAMES FOR £5

December 13, 2012 at 10:57 pm

Ella Swinbank says:

Shop around and buy items on special offers from different supermarkets and save pounds! Make some money selling items on Ebay and use it to buy new gifts for Christmas.

December 14, 2012 at 12:35 am

Sarah Williams says:

I haven’t had a lot of money to spend on presents – so I have used charity shops and jumble sales to find some nice items and also frequented the local NCT nearly new sales to find toys in the last few months. Clean them up and wrap up in nice but cheap present boxes.

December 14, 2012 at 1:55 pm

pete says:

especially for younger kids, as a few stocking fillers, def recommend buying a few nice but secondhand good condition things they`ll still enjoy

December 14, 2012 at 4:06 pm

d mullooly says:

Re-present the gift they showed least interest in from last year. Never fails!

December 14, 2012 at 5:16 pm

Paul Mellor says:

I always try to win at least one present a year

December 14, 2012 at 7:28 pm

sue willshee says:

Most children grow out of last year’s Christmas gifts during the year so rather than automatically assuming that you need to buy a brand new gift, why not consider using auction sites such as e-bay to find good quality used toys that others grew out of. Large items such as bikes, scooters, dolls houses, etc can always be found secondhand.
Most children won’t even notice that the items have been used previously.

December 14, 2012 at 7:54 pm

royston says:

thanks for the great offer on the ATK

March 2, 2013 at 5:04 pm

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