Plan Our Date Subscription Box Giveaway

Our review of the Plan Our Date subscription box service and a special rafflecopter competition for my followers.

 

Plan Our Date

 

When Si and I first got together, my boys were four and six. This means that right from the start of our relationship, it hasn’t just been the two of us. Don’t get me wrong, I certainly don’t resent not having much alone time with Simon, at all.

 

Six years in to our relationship, I love how close he is to the boys and they all really love each other. Being male and of a certain age (all three of them ha), it is rare they’ll admit this in words, but it shows very much in actions and more.

 

It is nice sometimes though, just doing something for us. I was recently sent a special subscription box from Plan Our Date. This was for a night just for us, to spend time together having fun.

 

Plan our Date subscription box contents

 

In my box was the following:

 

Metcalfe’s skinny sweet ‘n salt popcorn

 3 winners tokens

 Two canvases for art work

 Two paint brushes

 Two pencils

 A set of paints

 Love heart sweets

 Two Yorkshire tea bags

 Two After Eights chocolates

 Plain flour

 Baking powder

 Caster sugar

 Two portions of Lyle’s golden syrup

 Two Who Knows Who? question sheets

 Instructions on how to find the free Spotify playlist to go with the box

Instruction Manual

 

We had our ‘date night’ at home in relative peace, having sent the boys upstairs to watch a film in bed. I set everything out ready and mostly followed the instructions in the booklet.

 

Plan our Date popcorn paints and more

 

I say mostly, as the ingredients such as the flour were for making pancakes. Si doesn’t like pancakes, so I am saving that to do with the boys one morning for a yummy breakfast. The boys and I love pancakes.

 

The first part of our date night was to answer the Who Knows Who? questionnaires whilst listening to the Spotify playlist. I have to say several of the Spotify songs were lovely songs that I enjoy. There were a few that made me laugh a little though… including a song from Frozen.

 

Not having small children, I haven’t been tortured with the Frozen film and soundtrack like so many of my friends have. It did make me smile though, as I can imagine parents of small children quickly skipping past that one. There were a lot of old school songs on there and even some I hadn’t heard before.

 

The Who Knows Who? questionnaire game was hilarious, Si of course was a bit cheeky with his answers. He also won most of the tokens from the game, mostly in my opinion as I took the game more seriously! I do hate losing … We ate the love hearts and popcorn as we played it. The sweet ‘n salt popcorn is one of my favourite snacks.

 

As part of our date night, we also had to paint a picture of an activity that we enjoy doing together. This is mine. They have details in the box of an Instagram competition for the paintings you do, but I’m not sure mine will be winning any prizes.

 

My painting of a boat and a whale

 

We both love boat rides, especially if we can spot wildlife at the same time. The Cornish coastline is so beautiful from the sea. In fact if we won the lottery, straight after buying a big house a boat would most likely be next on the list!

 

We finished our night off with a nice cup of tea – pretty much the way all our evenings end. I’m not sure if that’s a Cornish thing or a getting old thing ha.

 

We really enjoyed our date night and it reminded us to turn the television and the laptop off for the night and just talk and laugh together without distractions. I think we all need to try to do that sometimes. This was the first ever Plan Our Date box, we really enjoyed it and I am sure future ones will be just as fun.

 

Plan Our Date boxes are a mystery each month, so when you subscribe you get an exciting and fun date night through the door. The Plan Our Date website has a lot more information on how it all works. It is a monthly subscription box, which usually costs £24.99 for a month, but is cheaper overall when you sign up for a longer subscription.

 

You can use the following discount codes if you want. FIRSTBOX: to receive your first box for just £9.99 or FIRSTMONTH: To get your first month free when subscribing to three months. You can cancel subscriptions easily according to the Plan Our Date site.

 

If you aren’t sure about committing, but want to have a taster of what it’s all about, you can actually now sign up for a trial box on their site. This is a smaller box that you just have to pay £2.99 postage to receive.

PLEASE NOTE that you will have to subscribe for a PlanOurDate subscription to receive your prize. You will be sent an exclusive voucher code which will cover the cost of three full month’s subscription boxes plus free delivery. You can cancel the subscription immediately afterwards if you wish, or continue with them if you are enjoying it as much as we hope! It is really easy to cancel.

 

For my usual terms and conditions pop here  A Cornish Mum’s competition terms and conditions.

 

Stevie x
 



 

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I was sent a Plan Our Date subscription box for the purpose of this post, but as always all thoughts and opinions are my own and honest.
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58 Comments

  1. emma walters
    11 August 2016 / 7:39 pm

    i love to just have a bit of time together with a nice meal at home

  2. Katrina Fox
    11 August 2016 / 8:14 pm

    Date nights are so important in such a busy world. I love to just take the time out to go for a walk and maybe eat fish and chips on a park bench. It’s the little things…

  3. debbie smith
    12 August 2016 / 8:13 am

    anywhere without the kids ! so weird saying that but just an hour or two together is important i feel to reconnect and remind each other of us as a couple xxx fab giveaway and what a fab idea xx

  4. Margaret Gallagher
    12 August 2016 / 7:51 pm

    At home !
    No interuptions and time to sit chat and watch whatever we want
    Can’t always be bothered to go out

  5. Cherryl Thomas
    13 August 2016 / 12:31 pm

    I love to go to the beach!

  6. 13 August 2016 / 5:31 pm

    I just wanted to say, after deciding I will show our pictures in my post and pootling around the Internet to see if we looked ridiculously bad, yours are ace – and you are the first person I’ve yet found brave (or daft) enough to include it! :D

  7. Angela McDonald
    14 August 2016 / 2:23 pm

    We love to visit the local zoo! We both love animals and being outside so it’s the perfect place for us!

  8. Rebecca Nisbet
    14 August 2016 / 10:37 pm

    anywhere would be lovely, just never get taken out, were always to busy :( or no one can have the kids.

  9. 15 August 2016 / 5:24 pm

    A lovely meal and a few glasses of wine would be perfect!

  10. 16 August 2016 / 6:11 pm

    I love going on date nights and last week our date night consisted of a look around Marks and Spencer (yep rock n roll) and then a meal in Las Iguanas. It does not matter where we go as we always have a laugh and enjoy spending time with each other even after 17 years x

  11. karen
    18 August 2016 / 12:03 am

    I like simple things, going to the cinema and for a meal at the local carvery

  12. cheryl hadfield
    19 August 2016 / 12:02 am

    me and the hubster go to our fave restaurant for date nights, but date nights in sound good

  13. katrina adams
    20 August 2016 / 11:17 am

    My favourite thing to do on a date is laugh. I don’t care if the date is a romantic meal, stroll along the beach or going round theme parks, as long as we spend the day laughing!

  14. Laura Walker
    20 August 2016 / 9:06 pm

    We enjoy a few drinks and a nice meal generally through the day so we can have an early night and much needed sleep!

  15. 21 August 2016 / 12:39 am

    Rely cute idea, I really like it. I have to get a trial box and see what it’s like for myself. As for Comp – I love a movie night, curry and phones off kind of night. Just a Netflix and chill.

  16. Linz w
    21 August 2016 / 7:19 pm

    I love going for an Indian and the cinema

  17. Laura Harrison
    21 August 2016 / 9:23 pm

    Having a meal and a few drinks xxx

  18. Anna Glazebrook
    22 August 2016 / 9:32 am

    I love a nice, relaxing trip to the beach! :) xx

  19. Emma Fox
    22 August 2016 / 9:33 am

    Going to the cinema to watch a non-children’s film is always nice :)

  20. tiffany wills
    24 August 2016 / 9:25 pm

    I love to spend time at home nice cooked meal and cuddle and watch a film

  21. 25 August 2016 / 2:14 pm

    I love going out for a meal – it’s so nice not to have to deal with the washing up! :)

  22. Rebecca Howells (@PeanutHog)
    25 August 2016 / 8:06 pm

    In the garden of a pub on a nice Summer’s day and for a countryside walk. Or going out for a curry!

  23. EJ Dunn
    26 August 2016 / 6:12 pm

    My favourite place is London Zoo. It is where my husband and I had our first kiss and became an official item

  24. A
    26 August 2016 / 10:30 pm

    I love going to the cinema; there’s something sweetly retro about it.

  25. Tamara Foster
    27 August 2016 / 3:12 pm

    I would love to go to a lovely sea food restaurant over looking the beach

  26. kim neville
    28 August 2016 / 9:32 am

    A nice italian meal somewhere

  27. carol boffey
    28 August 2016 / 1:12 pm

    Having a meal anddrinks

  28. Hollie Newton
    28 August 2016 / 3:47 pm

    Meal and a cuddle

  29. Laura Pritchard
    28 August 2016 / 3:59 pm

    I love going to the theatre :-)

  30. Kim M
    28 August 2016 / 4:40 pm

    Love a relaxing homecooked meal x

  31. Michelle O'Neill
    28 August 2016 / 6:11 pm

    we love going to the theatre x

  32. Helen A
    28 August 2016 / 6:42 pm

    Having a nice stroll along the coast eating fish and chips!

  33. 28 August 2016 / 8:04 pm

    We like to either have a quiet drink or a nice meal x

  34. Samantha R
    28 August 2016 / 8:16 pm

    We love to do something fun like mini golf or cinema, and then go out for a meal and then drinks.

  35. Adrian Bold
    29 August 2016 / 1:30 am

    I like to go somewhere where you can hear each other talk and the music isn’t crazy loud! Maybe a quiet bar, restaurant or just go for a walk in a nice part of town.

  36. LEE HARDY
    29 August 2016 / 8:43 am

    Going to the cinema.

  37. Jessica Townley
    29 August 2016 / 10:19 am

    we love to go to the pub for a nice drink :)

  38. Jacki MacTaggart
    29 August 2016 / 12:51 pm

    Every Friday morning my husband and I take our dogs for a walk together. It’s such an easy way to catch up with each other..our fav walk is in the Pentland Hills- we stop off for a takeaway coffee and just walk and natter.
    We’ve also started wine tasting..fab fun and really nice way to start a hobby together.

  39. Kirsty Hosty
    29 August 2016 / 12:54 pm

    We love to go watch a film and then head out for some food

  40. jen s morgan
    29 August 2016 / 3:40 pm

    Just something simply like a meal out with a bottle of wine. Just on our own never seem to get the time these days with the kids and how busy we are x

  41. liz ferguson
    29 August 2016 / 4:36 pm

    a long hike in the countryside – it gives time to chat and get to know each other – and seperates the men from the boys. A drink and light meal in a cosy country pub in the middle of the day is nice.

  42. Natalie Crossan
    29 August 2016 / 5:30 pm

    Meal and a film x

  43. Chris Fletcher
    29 August 2016 / 6:51 pm

    A walk somewhere pretty followed by a nice dinner at a good restaurant!

  44. Jade
    29 August 2016 / 9:55 pm

    My favourite types of date are either a nice restaurant meal or cinema and drinks after to chat about the film.

  45. Tee simpson
    29 August 2016 / 10:29 pm

    THI fridays is our favourite date night location. I love a good cocktail

  46. Rachel Craig
    30 August 2016 / 1:04 am

    To go out for a nice meal and then go onto visit the theatre for a show.

  47. Miss Tracy Hanson
    30 August 2016 / 1:08 pm

    A drive somewhere in the car and then a nice meal on the way home. :)

  48. Michaela Hannah
    30 August 2016 / 1:14 pm

    I like going for quiet drinks in a riverside bar

  49. Victoria Prince
    30 August 2016 / 3:35 pm

    A picnic in the countryside :)

  50. Tammy Neal
    30 August 2016 / 3:46 pm

    I like to go for quiet drinks by the river x

  51. Cerys John
    30 August 2016 / 6:25 pm

    A walk and then a nice meal somewhere :)

  52. Natalie Gillham
    30 August 2016 / 6:50 pm

    I love to go for a meal followed by a movie.

  53. Amanda Norwood
    30 August 2016 / 8:32 pm

    I love to visit a zoo or safari park with my husband

  54. holly walker
    30 August 2016 / 8:53 pm

    anything for a bit of child free time!!! we love going for walks and visiting local pubs

  55. Kat Glynn
    30 August 2016 / 9:49 pm

    We like going to our local quiz night, its nice to work as a team, and always a good laugh! x

  56. Karl Borowy
    30 August 2016 / 10:39 pm

    hiking

  57. Simon tutthill
    30 August 2016 / 10:45 pm

    It would have to be to a local pub for a drink and
    Possibly a meal as well

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