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Pick ‘n Pay’s Stikeez are Splashing back into Action!
[Partner Content] 25 OCT 2016

Oh dear. Those hit squishy toys from Pick ‘n Pay that so enthralled the kids so last year are back… and this time they’re rising up from the depths!

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Right. Same story as last year, if you head out and do your shopping at Pick ‘n Pay then for every R150 spent, you will receive one free Stikeez figurine.

This time around there are 24 sea-themed monsters/Stikeez to collect, and just as before, they come in sealed pods, so you never know who will pop up next.

In addition to the toys which no doubt your kids will now beg you incessantly for, there is also a free app available on both the iPhone and Android platforms.

And yes, just like last year, we are already sitting on a mountain of these things. One of the perks when you work at a guest house and pretty much have to shop every day!

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Also: Available at Pick ‘n Pay from 24 October for eight weeks, or while stocks last.

Related Link: Stikeez | Pick ‘n Pay

Say hello to Monopoly Mzansi
[Partner Content] 23 OCT 2016

So, Monopoly Mzansi, South Africa’s very own Monopoly board game is now finally here!

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Hasbro’s Monopoly, which has now celebrated its 81st brand birthday, has been enjoyed by over a billion people worldwide and now South Africans will have the opportunity to “own” their piece of this beautiful country.

Ever fancied purchasing Kruger Park or Kimberly’s Big Hole or daydreamed of building a hotel on Cape Town’s Boulders Beach? Monopoly Mzansi could make these dreams come true – just make sure you have enough Mzansi moolah in the bank, and a handy ‘get out of jail free card’ in your stash… especially for when you land on a friend’s property and the rent is due.

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Over the past few years numerous regional country versions of Monopoly have been produced and to date the game is licensed in 103 countries, with Monopoly Mzansi being the latest addition.

The special localised Mzansi edition features 4 transport hubs and 22 landmarks.

Excitingly, the newest transport hub to make it on board is the Sandton Gautrain station. V&A Waterfront and Table Mountain scooped the most expensive spots followed by Boulders Beach, Chapman’s Peak Drive and Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden. Other locations highlight South Africa’s natural heritage with the Big Hole and Addo Elephant Park making it on board.

Additional beautiful nature landmarks highlighted on the Monopoly Mzansi board include The Cradle of Humankind and St. Francis Bay with Durban Beach front (The Golden Mile), Florida Road and uShaka Marine World also joining the in the fun.

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Monopoly Mzansi, which will be available in all leading toy stores nationwide from 1 November, makes a perfect gift for the festive season and provides an opportunity for family and friends to come together and enjoy some quality time together in Mzansi style!

(Tip: For a full list of the locations, check out the Monopoly Mzansi Facebook page!)

Related Link: Monopoly | Hasbro | Wikipedia

Hasbro has you Covered this Holiday Season
[Partner Content] 11 NOV 2015

A pretty cool blogger drop arrived at my door yesterday, an early Christmas present in the form of three awesome toys for the girls from Hasbro. My Little Pony, Play-Doh, and Nerf – and you already know just how much Jess loves her My Little Pony ponies…

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With the upcoming holidays and the festive season around the corner, parents face the challenge of finding the ideal gift to keep kids entertained while still imparting some essential skills and values in a fun environment.

With a range of suitable solutions, Hasbro has you covered – come holiday time, your kids will be smiling from ear to ear!

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Enter the magical world of My Little Pony, where a whole world of pony friends wait, ready for fun and adventures. Twilight Sparkle, Rainbow Dash, Applejack, Fluttershy, Rarity and Pinkie Pie are all excited to discover the magic of friendship together. This festive season, the ponies continue to engage and inspire girls around the world. With entertainment, toys, publishing, digital gaming and lifestyle licensing to choose from; your little girl will have the chance to make these characters uniquely her own and create memorable experiences that will become a cherished part of her childhood. My Little Pony encourages girls to play together, teaching them important values based on sociability and sharing friendships. (My Little Pony on Facebook)

Being on holiday in summer means it’s time to head outdoors and get nerfed! Nerf works like a water blaster – but has the advantage that nothing gets soaked. The colourful toy blaster, which shoots soft foam darts, entices kids away from the TV or the PC and encourages them to play with each other by providing action-packed and safe fun, indoors and outdoors. An interactive Nerf experience promotes movement, healthy competition, skill and coordination in a social environment. (Nerf on Facebook)

Get creative with Play-Doh the perfect solution to keep kids occupied and better yet, they will learn something while playing. Engaging toddlers and young kids with sensory, open-ended activities, helps them prepare for the real world. These activities not only encourage development of basics such as fine motor skills, but can also provide ideal ways to practice and nurture critical thinking and problem solving, communication, collaboration, and creativity. Craft hundreds of different exciting creations with a range of fun Play-Doh playset tools and characters with activities that include colour-mixing, learning ABC’s, and bringing imagination to life.

This Festive season, Play-Doh launches their much anticipated playsets. Marvel Smashdown Hulk gives boys the opportunity to build enemies or shapes and then squish them with Hulk Smashdown before starting over. Girls on the other hand can look forward to going on a Frozen sled adventure with Disney Frozen’s Ana, changing her dress colours or creating a snowy sparkly Olaf with a special mould or making beautiful Play-Doh rainbow hair for Rainbow Dash with the My Little Pony Rainbow Dash Salon playset. (Play-Doh on Facebook)

For the board game lovers there are also a range of family fun options to consider.

Get ready for classic Monopoly play in a portable way with Monopoly Grab and Go. Monopoly Junior, the first Monopoly game for kids, where they earn money the fun way. Kids will learn how to pass Go, buy fun properties like an ice cream parlour, and collect rent while single banknotes keep the transactions fast and easy. Not forgetting the exciting new Monopoly Frozen edition as well as the Monopoly Here and Now World Edition that features Cape Town, the 80th anniversary edition and the soon to be launched Monopoly Cape Town edition (manufactured by Winning Moves under license from Hasbro). (Monopoly on Facebook)

Guess Who? Grab and Go challenges who is the champion guesser? Maybe it’s you in this portable version of the classic Guess Who? game! Every time you ask your opponent a yes or no question, the answer gets you closer to who’s on their Mystery Card. But you better watch out, because they’ll be asking you questions too.

Do you have what it takes to win The Game of Life game? You do it by choosing the life you want! Go to college, take the family path, have kids, or see what happens when unexpected twists change the game. Will you receive a fortune and lose it as quickly as you got it? Will you need a bank loan to pay a debt? Once everyone reaches the end of the game at retirement, everyone pays their debts and adds up their wealth. The player with the most money wins the game, so make sure it’s you!

There’s fun for all ages in the Family Edition of the popular TRIVIAL PURSUIT game! Roll the dice and rack your brain for the answers to questions in the category you land on. Match wits with your whole family with TRIVIAL PURSUIT Family Edition!

Reclusive millionaire Samuel Black’s been murdered in his mansion! With Clue Cluedo Classic Mystery Game (and the portable on the go version) it’s up to you to crack the case! Question everything to unravel the mystery. Who did it? Where? And with what weapon? Ransack the mansion for clues, ask cunning detective questions and leave no card unturned. Solve the murder first to win!

The fun block-stacking, stack-crashing game of JENGA questions how you will stack up against the law of gravity? Add a twist of fun into any party or family night with Twister, the game that ties you up in knots. Taboo is the game of unspeakable fun. Use creative, carefully-worded clues to get your team to guess words fast. But don’t mention unmentionables, or you’ll get the squeaker and lose the point.

Hasbro is committed to creating the world’s best play experiences by putting kids first in everything they do. From toys and games to television programming, motion pictures, digital gaming and a comprehensive lifestyle licensing program, Hasbro fulfills the fundamental need for play and connection for children and families around the world. Making your holiday shopping a lot easier this year.

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Related Link: Hasbro

 

Paint is Dead: Vinyl Applications are In!
[Partner Content] 10 JUN 2014

Every sensible car owner knows chopping and changing out the original colour of their vehicle is an
uninformed act of pure idiocy on the driver’s part.

However, more and more individuals are enjoying the luxury of changing the colour of their car to suit their mood or hottest trend, without further devaluing their precious asset. This is being achieved through the use of vinyl applications – there is absolutely no paint involved and if done well, you can have your ‘baby’ change dress in just a short few hours!

“Paint is Dead: Vinyl Applications are so Hot on the Car Scene Right Now!”

A brand new Porsche Cayman can be transformed from its traditional silver finish to a luminescent bright green, whilst a 1972 Chevy Impala convertible gets perked up in sparkly chrome outfit just a few steps away. The cars are being meticulously hand wrapped, by skilled vinyl applicators, armed with large sheets of light-weight vinyl, rubber squeegees, an anti-cutter and heat gun. The trade that used to be popular amongst race cars or the NASCAR industry, for sticker bombing and sponsorship logos, has now filtered its way into the mainstream with an influx of private vehicles being wrapped – often without any graphics at all, just a simple application of colour!

Commercial vehicles, such as busses, trucks and liners are being wrapped to become rolling billboards and business is honing in on the opportunity to advertise. From the outside, it may seem like a rather expensive endeavor to undertake, but you will be pleasantly surprised at the affordable prices available out there these days. On that point, the cost of your custom wrap will depend entirely on the size of your vehicle, the quality of the vinyl sticker and the complexity of the job itself.

So, reasons to wrap:

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8 Ways A Condom Can Save Your Life
[Partner Content] 24 APR 2014

Condoms have been included in survival kits for quite some time already. They have been used primarily as an expendable water container but this guide will show you a few more uses that you may not have thought of.

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Here are our 8 survival tips that make use of an ordinary condom:

  1. Condoms can be used to hold up to 2L of water if done correctly. If you fill the condom while in one of your socks this handy container will become more durable.
  2. You can use your condom to store dry fire tinder. This can be extremely handy especially when it comes to situations when you’ll need a fire to stay warm, boil drinking water or to cook a meal. And once your tinder is all burnt up, your condom can also be used as a fire starter.
  3. Weaponry. Yes that’s right. You can use condoms to make your very own hand-held slingshot which you can use to hunt down your dinner
  4. In worst case scenarios you can use a condom as a makeshift rubber glove when seeing to first aid issues. It will help in protecting yourself, your wound and other people who may come in contact with blood.
  5. Protection. Condoms are great to use when protecting the muzzle of your hunting guns and rifles from sand water and mud. It may be a crude method but it is simple and effective.
  6. Tying a knot in a condom with air trapped inside can double as a fishing bobber. It will help you see exactly where your fishing line is while you wait for your next catch.
  7. Being alone in the wilderness can get a bit frustrating. Believe it or not but a condom can actually double as a best friend. Simply draw a face on a blown up condom, give him a creative name and he will keep you company while you’re hunting, hungry, alone and sleeping.
  8. If you blow a condom and tie it up, you can turn it into an improvised pillow. Simply wrap it up in a shirt or a jersey to protect it from popping and your night’s sleep will improve slightly.

Hopefully this guide shows you that a condom has far more uses than what is was made for. For more tips on how condoms can change your life check out the articles on http://www.durex.co.za.

(Please note that this is a Sponsored Press Release, placed via the MyScoop blog advertising network.)

Related Link: http://www.durex.co.za

L-Tido releases brand new album ‘All of Me’ with a Hot Video
[Partner Content] 28 NOV 2013

l-tido african rapperAfter a long wait, L-Tido finally drops his awaited new album ‘All of me’ which is inspired by personal circumstances and situations that his friends and family have gone through in the last year. He’s laced the current hip hop sound with his African heritage which gives the sound a bit more longevity and variety.

L-Tido is no longer a newbie in the music industry after hit singles such as ‘We Rollin’ ft K.O from Teargas and ‘Calling’ ft. Teepee which won a Channel O Video award solidified his relevance in the market.

His sophomore album includes stand out tracks: ‘Who you lovin’, ‘We aint leaving’ ft DJ Dimples and ‘Antii’ and ‘Steve Kekana’ which samples the Doc Shebeleza classic Sget Sgetza.

‘All of me’ dropped last week on iTunes and debuted at number 3 on the local charts and in all good music stores nationwide. Today he accompanies his album drop with a hot video for ‘Steve Kekana’. Check out the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i8ckmDaKh0k

Download L-Tido’s brand new album, “All Of Me”, now available on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/za/album/all-of-me/id726164769?uo=4&at=11l4yH

(Please note that this is a Sponsored Press Release, placed via the MyScoop blog advertising network.)

Related Link: All Of Me on iTunes

Where to stay at Victoria Falls: The Royal Livingstone Hotel
[Partner Content] 24 OCT 2013

Look no further when searching for Victoria Falls accommodation: The Royal Livingstone Hotel is the best Victoria Falls Hotel you can stay at. This 5-star hotel is steeped in African tradition – yet hints of European influences can be felt in the deep verandas, generous spaces and cool courtyard retreats which emulate the days of safari travel through Africa.

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Ten things to do at the Victoria Falls:

  1. Discover the majesty of Victoria Falls aboard a helicopter, an adventure never to be forgotten. Or experience the thrill of flight aboard a microlight as you soar above the heady beauty of the Falls.
  2. Experience the spellbinding combination of the mighty Zambezi River and the extravagant opulence and gracious hospitality of the African Queen River Cruiser.
  3. Dine at the world’s most exclusive picnic spot, Livingstone Island. You can also swim in a pool right on the lip of the Victoria Falls.
  4. Experience a memorable riverside massage at the Royal Salon at the Royal Livingstone Hotel. The massages are unique to this exotic destination and the location itself acts as a therapeutic balm.
  5. Bungee Jump like never before – 111 metres of pure adrenaline rush off the impressive Victoria Falls Bridge. It is one of the highest challenges in the world.
  6. White Water Rafting on the Zambezi River below the Victoria Falls is the wildest white water on the planet and the actual experience surpasses every expectation.
  7. Visit the Mukuni village and see how the local Leya people live. You’ll see how traditional huts are built and decorated, view the villagers at work and even taste some traditional food.
  8. The Zambezi River offers a variety of fresh water fish including Tiger Fish. Rated by many sports anglers as the finest freshwater fighting fish in the world, the best time for Tiger fishing is between August and March.
  9. Enjoy a 5-course gourmet dinner aboard the Royal Livingstone Express. Passengers travel leisurely at sun set through the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park.
  10. View White Rhino in the Mosi-oa-Tunya Park from 4 x 4 vehicles or on the back of an Elephant. The park is also home to wild elephant, hippo, buffalo and other wildlife animals.

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(Please note that this is a Sponsored Press Release, placed via the MyScoop blog advertising network.)

Related Link: Royal Livingstone Hotel