Here in the Mum’s the Word household, we’re almost delirious with happiness about the fact that summer is finally here. We’ve got Sausage’s birthday next week, so parties and picnics are in order, plus we’ve got a few days out planned, some restaurants to review, plus a whole bunch of other stuff on our summer ‘must-do’ list. There’s no denying though, that summer can be an expensive time, whether you’re paying for days out or added childcare, so when I found out that we can use our Nectar points towards summer activities, I was pretty excited. The video below tells you more:

Nectar are offering the chance to double, triple or even quadruple the value of your points towards attraction tickets – having checked our Nectar account, I’ve found out that I have enough for a £20 voucher which we can use at Legoland Windsor which would effectively make Sausage’s ticket half price.

The website is great as it’s possible to refine your search by area; we’re in the South East so I was able to narrow it down to attractions in the South and South East, which means that I didn’t have to trawl through pages and pages of places that were too far away for us to travel to on a day trip.

Best of all, the site is packed with ideas for summer activities which are completely free, really helping families to make the most of their summer without having to spend a fortune. Here’s what the folk at Nectar have to say:

To ensure families really have a summer to remember, Nectar Summer Picks will be running prize draws until the 30th September, offering families the chance to win amazing prizes including Nectar points, PizzaExpress vouchers or a Merlin Family Pass. There are several ways to take part, from sharing your favourite Nectar ‘Summer Pick’ online or even by submitting your own ideas at 

Don’t forget that, between the 23rd July and the 12th of August 2014, your Nectar points could be worth double, triple or more when exchanged for Double Up & More vouchers to spend on fun-filled days out this summer.

For more information and great summer holiday inspiration, visit the Nectar Summer Picks website at

Head over to the Nectar site and see what your points could get you – you’ve got nothing to lost by taking a look and you might be pleasantly surprised by just how much of a saving you could make, helping you to make summer really great!

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