Making A Kids’ Playdate Easy With Shopmium

I love playdates… when they’re at someone else’s house. I jest, of course. Kind of.

But there is a fair amount of organisation that needs to go into even the most casual of playdates – me, personally, I have to give my house a proper tidy and clean, knowing that some school mums will be coming over with their kids. Apparently it’s not the done thing to have last night’s dinner dishes still piled up next to the dishwasher, which is still full of clean dishes because you can’t be bothered to empty it. So the day of the playdate, for me, is about tidying and giving the house an extra good clean, so that the other mums don’t leave thinking we live like total slobs.

Next up, I have to head to the supermarket, because unlike most organised people, I don’t have cupboards and a fridge ready stocked with nutritious snacks and food for multiple kids. This is where the cashback/product sampling app Shopmium comes in really handy. It offers free and discounted items from supermarkets, using their easy cashback system.

Shopmium app

You can browse for items, or use your location to see which offers your nearest supermarkets have. I had a look and could see that Goodfellas Little Fellas pizza, Propercorn, Pick Up biscuits and debbie&andrew’s sausages were all on offer, so I planned my playdate food around those items.

shopmium app


Using the app is really easy – you buy the products as normal, then use the app to scan the product’s barcode, and then finally, you take a photo of the whole receipt. One click to submit it all, and within a few days, you’ll have a refund of part or all of the money you spent (depending on what the offer is – some offers give you the item at a discount and some let you try it for free).

So what did I like about using Shopmium? I loved that it encouraged me to try something new – I hadn’t bought debbie&andrew’s sausages before (they were delicious – yep, I stole one from the kids’ tea), I hadn’t heard of Pick Up biscuits before (they went down VERY well with the kiddos) and I usually buy fresh mini pizzas, so discovering the frozen Goodfellas pizza was great.

I’ll definitely use it again – I think the most useful way of using it is either checking which offers are available at your usual supermarket each time, before you go, or checking every week to see if products you like to stock up on are available – there are some products I’d travel to a further away supermarket to buy! For some items, you do need to go to larger supermarkets – I looked for the pizza in my local Co-Op and they didn’t have any in stock, likewise, I looked for the sausages in my nearest Tesco Express, but they didn’t stock them. Larger stores, a short drive away had a much bigger range, as you would expect.

If you fancy trying Shopmium, download it to your smart phone and register using the referral code ALISONCHOC and you’ll receive a free bar of Green & Blacks chocolate. Woop!

kids tea party

Win a £300 supermarket voucher

Shopmium are kindly giving you the chance to win a £300 voucher for a supermarket of your choice (Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Asda, Morrisons or Waitrose). To enter, you need to download the Shopmium app and register with a unique code (ALISONCHOC) then come back to this post and comment, saying which is your favourite current offer on the app and why. You’ll also get that free bar of Green & Blacks chocolate using that unique code!

For extra entries, you can follow me on Twitter and Instagram and tweet about the giveaway. Don’t forget to fill in the Rafflecopter box below for your entries to count! a Rafflecopter giveaway

UPDATE! Congratulations to the winner: Diana Seminova!



  1. janet humphrey
    September 23, 2016 / 12:50 pm

    Sadly like many of your followers I dont have an Iphone so cannot enter this contest

    • Alison Perry
      September 23, 2016 / 1:57 pm

      Hi Janet, what kind of smartphone do you have? Shopmium is available to download on Android phones too – if you click one of the links above, it will detect which kind of phone you have and take you to either the iTunes store or Google Play store 🙂

  2. Becky Watson
    September 23, 2016 / 3:14 pm

    I already use shopmium and love it but I find sometimes I struggle to find a shop that stocks what’s on the app!

  3. Lauren Gallagher
    September 23, 2016 / 4:07 pm

    Just joined and I will definitely be getting the free Pringles and the Jacobs creek wine at £3 instead of £6.50 as well as the free chocolate, that’s my weekend treats sorted xxx

  4. Isabel O
    September 23, 2016 / 4:25 pm

    This is really cool! I can’t believe I hadn’t heard about it already. The only thing I’m curious about is, does it count if you bought the item with your online grocery shopping? I do most of my food shopping with Asda or Tesco and get it delivered as I don’t have a car. You do get a receipt but it doesn’t say if that counts. Hmm.
    I’m kind of excited that things like Propercorn are included. 🙂

  5. Jessica woods
    September 23, 2016 / 7:14 pm

    I’m so pleased that I can earn cash back on Pringles huge pregnancy craving of mine at the moment!

  6. Leanne Lunn
    September 23, 2016 / 10:24 pm

    I am already with Shopmium my favourite offer at the min is Jacobs creek sun craft £3.00.

    • Leanne Lunn
      September 23, 2016 / 10:25 pm

      I love it as it’s a bargain price for wine.

  7. September 23, 2016 / 11:03 pm

    Bahlsen Pick Up bars for just 50p – they are literally my favourite thing! LOVE them! Thanks for this post and giveaway – LOVE a cashback app but hadn’t heard of this one x

    • Lauren Gallagher
      September 25, 2016 / 10:28 pm

      You can also use an I pad to download app, you don’t need to scan in supermarket, I did it once home

  8. Alix Boswell
    September 23, 2016 / 11:44 pm

    Definitely the Pringles, I buy Pringles often as I think it’s the one crisp product that actually sells crisp and not air.

  9. Jennifer Haden
    September 24, 2016 / 9:27 am

    I love Nakd Nibbles offer, as my husband is a huge fan of this brand and buys them alot 🙂

  10. jodie harvey
    September 24, 2016 / 2:58 pm

    Has to be the Jacobs creek!!

  11. Kelly Ellen Hirst
    September 24, 2016 / 4:26 pm

    The Debbie and Andrew sausages! Bargain price at £1.50 For quality sausages!

  12. Matthew Warman
    September 24, 2016 / 5:14 pm

    Pringles! Once you pop you can’t stop!!

  13. Ann Robinson
    September 24, 2016 / 8:51 pm

    The Pringles offer, Pringles for free, great offer

  14. September 24, 2016 / 8:56 pm

    Looking forward to trying this app. Nakd nibbles yum

  15. Paul Wilson
    September 24, 2016 / 9:22 pm

    I like the look of the NAKD Nibbles – healthy, tasty and good value – just my kind of thing.

  16. Anthony Harrington
    September 25, 2016 / 12:25 am

    I like the try Moma Porridge free

  17. Marie Stubbings
    September 25, 2016 / 11:29 am

    Definitely the Pringles and the Bahlsen Pick up bars! My favourites!

  18. Hilda Wright
    September 25, 2016 / 12:50 pm

    Thanks it looks really interesting. I love Green and Blacks chocolate so obviously the free bar is my favourite, but a close second is the free Pringles! Yum!

  19. Ellen Sheppard
    September 25, 2016 / 2:21 pm

    The Propercorn 50% off offer is my favourite. I’m dieting but can eat low fat popcorn and the flavours available are very tasty.

  20. Justine Hughes
    September 25, 2016 / 3:09 pm

    The Propercorn.

  21. Laura Tovey
    September 25, 2016 / 3:53 pm

    The Jacobs Creek Sun Craft Soft Rose at £3, its wine need I say more!!!

  22. Lorna Hughes
    September 25, 2016 / 4:06 pm

    I’ve already got MOMA porridge pots using the app, my family loved the new flavours and luckily my local Waitrose stocks the whole range. Love the app <3

  23. Sophie Roberts
    September 25, 2016 / 4:24 pm

    This is amazing! The Oppo Ice Cream offer is by far my favourite! I’m such a health freak and was delighted when I found this ice cream, now I can get it for even cheaper so thank you!

  24. Farhana
    September 25, 2016 / 4:50 pm

    I am already on shopmium and my favourite offer at the moment is for pringles!

  25. Solange
    September 25, 2016 / 5:07 pm


  26. Emma Jones
    September 25, 2016 / 5:19 pm

    The Pringles! Definitely going to be heading out to get some of those soon. Love Pringles and if they’re free it’s even better!

  27. laura Banks
    September 25, 2016 / 5:38 pm

    my favorite offer at the mo is the pringles as in our house they are very popular

  28. September 25, 2016 / 6:21 pm

    the propercorn one because i buy them all the time 🙂

  29. BigBrainyBee
    September 25, 2016 / 6:26 pm

    Has to be the Pringles offer for me! 🙂

  30. Kev C
    September 25, 2016 / 7:19 pm

    I like the Pringles offer too, cos once I pop I just can’t seem to stop!!! 🙂

  31. Sarah N
    September 25, 2016 / 7:38 pm

    Jacobs Creek wine for £3.
    Super bargain!

  32. Victoria N
    September 25, 2016 / 8:08 pm

    I’m super pleased I can get pringles for free! A guilty pleasure of mine on a Saturday night!

  33. Nicola McConnell
    September 25, 2016 / 9:19 pm

    The free Pringles offer is my favourite! Who can argue with free Pringles?

  34. Lisa Rowsell
    September 26, 2016 / 5:40 pm

    50% off of Propercorn because that’s a fab bargain, and it’s incredibly yummy!

  35. Susan Hoggett
    September 27, 2016 / 9:44 am

    the Green and Blacks offer

  36. Clare jones
    September 27, 2016 / 12:52 pm

    The oppo ice cream at 50% off. Looks yummy!

  37. Lucy Robinson
    September 27, 2016 / 1:08 pm

    Just downloaded this app. Looks fab. x

  38. Nikki Hunter-Pike
    September 27, 2016 / 1:15 pm

    The pringles offer because who doesn’t want a free an of pringles?!!

  39. Jade rice
    September 27, 2016 / 1:32 pm

    All the offers look fab but the Jacob creek summer craft is my fave which mum does like a hot bath and a bottle of wine on a Friday night and as for money back the husband can’t moan your spending all the money so it’s a triple win in my book x

  40. Amanda Gibson
    September 27, 2016 / 2:00 pm

    I will make great use of LIVE offer just £2.50 will be great to change hair colour just in time for the party season and thank you for the choc bar yummy night in I think

  41. Jazz_shoesdance
    September 27, 2016 / 2:49 pm

    Pringles! Normally only buy at Christmas they are so tasty at this price I can stock up! 🙂

  42. Jazz_shoesdance
    September 27, 2016 / 3:01 pm

    Argh coffee brain and got poorly boy at home thought it said they were on offer not free oops! Still Pringles though yummy

  43. Terrie-Ann Wright
    September 27, 2016 / 4:01 pm

    The pringles offer is my favourite and will go down well with the hubby too.

  44. September 27, 2016 / 4:39 pm

    The Debbie & Andrews sausages offer is definitely going to be use, alongside the Green & Blacks chocolate of course! 🙂

    Thank you for sharing this app, I look forward to using it!

    Jen xx

  45. Sarah Prescott
    September 27, 2016 / 6:17 pm

    I like the look of the cully and sully soup as always enjoy trying new soups and like to stock up ready for the cold weather

  46. Lindsay
    September 27, 2016 / 7:09 pm

    Green & Black’s chocolate! Thanks for the code – I’ve sent my flatmate out to get a bar !

  47. Jo Pilkington
    September 27, 2016 / 7:40 pm

    Thanks. I didn’t know about the shopimum app before reading this post. Have been wanting to try Debbie and Andrews Sausages and now I can for a bargain price. Can’t wait to try using the app now. Oh and thanks for the chocolate too.

  48. cheryl hadfield
    September 27, 2016 / 11:41 pm

    fantastic app and love the pringles they say once you pop you cant stop

  49. Sirley Young
    September 28, 2016 / 9:01 am

    Downloaded. Sill try it out soon

  50. Naomi Charles
    September 28, 2016 / 10:13 am

    Just joined an will definitely be getting the pick me up for £1! I absolutely love them!!

  51. Lydia Frew
    September 28, 2016 / 10:24 am

    Free Pringles! Anything free is a favourite with me! And does it matter if I’ve registered on the app with a different email address to the one I’ve used here?

  52. Jennifer Stevenson
    September 28, 2016 / 12:23 pm

    Pick up biscuits for 50p is good

  53. Vicky Reddaway
    September 28, 2016 / 1:30 pm

    Just downloaded Shopmium, looks brill! Favourite offer is sadly, the Baylis & Harding handwash as I can’t get enough of the smell. Got to take pleasure in the little things! 🙂

  54. ruth robinson
    September 28, 2016 / 11:49 pm


  55. September 29, 2016 / 12:06 pm

    has to be the green and blacks chocolate!

  56. Jodie Darnley
    September 29, 2016 / 1:05 pm

    Just downloaded the app, can’t wait to try the nutribix offer out as I love them. They will be on my next shopping list

  57. Jodi hill
    September 29, 2016 / 2:07 pm

    Ooh the Pringles!! Especially the salt and vinegar!
    Huge pregnancy craving….. I’ve eaten so much my tongue is constantly stinging 🙁

  58. Vee Wong
    September 29, 2016 / 9:37 pm

    Half price off Proper Corn!! Can’t get enough of it!


  59. Beky Austerberry
    September 30, 2016 / 6:44 am

    Already had it downloaded so cant use your code – I love the chocolate and pringles offers

  60. Katie
    September 30, 2016 / 6:54 am

    The Pringles offer together with Green and Black’s (my favourite chocolate!). What a great app!

  61. Elisha
    September 30, 2016 / 10:31 pm

    The ice cream I want to see if this tops or comes to the Ben n Jerry’s standard for it to be that price! Thanks for the chocolate! 🙂

  62. hannah igoe
    October 2, 2016 / 3:53 pm

    The propercorn offer because we love popcorn!

  63. Ray Becker
    October 3, 2016 / 11:57 am

    Moma Porridge

  64. Charlotte Foy
    October 3, 2016 / 3:36 pm

    I love this app already! Thanks for the referral code 🙂 I can’t wait to try Oppo ice cream, I’ve seen it but at £5.99 it’s too expensive, but 50% off will do nicely!

  65. Rosemary Rowe
    October 3, 2016 / 3:58 pm

    I think the Pringles Salt n vinegar is fab – hubby loves those!!

  66. Kayleigh Robinson
    October 3, 2016 / 7:12 pm

    The propercorn 50% off offer! I love it and go through bags and bags of it!

  67. Jennifer Toal
    October 4, 2016 / 8:16 pm

    Loving this app already had my first cashback

  68. Natalie Crossan
    October 5, 2016 / 1:55 pm

    Bahlsen Pick Up bars for 50p – I love these 🙂

  69. Kirsty Dickinson
    October 5, 2016 / 4:26 pm

    Obsessed with propercorn, so it’s a lovely little half price treat. Especially as it’s all the flavours, peanut and almond is definitely in my next shop!

  70. Helen W
    October 5, 2016 / 6:53 pm

    My favourite offer on the Shopmium app is the free Nakd Nibbles offer. I love the Nakd bars, so it’s nice to be able to try these for free to see if they’re just as tasty. I think I’ll try the Salted Caramel flavour.

  71. Corinne Wright
    October 6, 2016 / 11:49 am

    I’m obsessed with popcorn so the 50% of your purchase of propercorn is right up my street!

  72. Kat Glynn
    October 6, 2016 / 6:53 pm

    I’m loving this app, and the Jacobs Creek Wine offer is my favourite! 🙂

  73. eirini kourvouli
    October 7, 2016 / 2:18 pm


  74. Kimberley Ryan
    October 8, 2016 / 12:02 pm

    My favourite offer is the Debbie & Andrews caramelised red onion sausages as I have never tried them and with this offer I just may as they sound amazing

  75. Tony Metcalfe
    October 9, 2016 / 11:08 am

    Just downloaded the app, looking forward to my free Chocolate!

  76. Becky Yeomans
    October 9, 2016 / 1:33 pm

    Love the pringles offer!!

  77. Lynne OConnor
    October 9, 2016 / 3:53 pm

    Pringles – my son would live off these given half a chance

  78. gemma raines
    October 9, 2016 / 6:38 pm

    Hi I think my fav offer is free pringles Iv never tried a cash back app or cash back offers ever so I think iv been missing out I look forward to claiming my free choc too and ill be checking this app regulary thanks for leading me to this 🙂 🙂

  79. Rachael ford-Hutchinson
    October 9, 2016 / 6:52 pm

    My fave offer is the popcorn one! The little dish freebie is also useful

  80. Sarah Gibson
    October 9, 2016 / 9:54 pm

    Just signed up with the referral code. Love the Little Dish freebie, my son is a fussy eater so getting to try them for free is great, plus they would be handy for those evenings when I just don’t have the energy to cook a big dinner!

  81. Christina Hedges
    October 9, 2016 / 10:04 pm

    Fantastic , I’ve downloaded the app and look forward to using 🙂 x

  82. Emma Walton
    October 10, 2016 / 9:15 am

    My favourite offer is the Baylis and Harding limited edition hand wash because I love Baylis and Harding and I’m always looking out for special offers on their products.

  83. Kat Allinson
    October 10, 2016 / 3:42 pm

    I can’t believe I haven’t heard of this already, I love a bargain! My favourite offer is the pringles because they are my children’s favourites and mine

  84. frances hopkins
    October 10, 2016 / 8:50 pm

    I had already download it, pringles is my favourite at the moment

  85. Jessica Townley
    October 10, 2016 / 10:25 pm

    The little dish pots and pies offer is my fave! My son loves them so this is super handy 🙂

  86. Kirsten Barthy
    October 10, 2016 / 10:35 pm

    has to be the free chocolate as it’s a 100g bar and you can choose from a variety of flavours.

  87. Chantel L
    October 10, 2016 / 11:33 pm

    50% off Oppo ice cream ~ it’s not at my most local shop but it’s an offer I’d take up 🙂

  88. jessica catherine
    October 11, 2016 / 1:21 pm

    the free Pringles and the Jacobs creek wine at £3 instead of £6.50

  89. Kayley Hill
    October 11, 2016 / 3:01 pm

    love this app and free pringles xxx

  90. simon hardy
    October 11, 2016 / 3:22 pm

    Baylis and Harding hand soap. Love using good hand soap as it smells nice and makes your skin feel soft

  91. Kayleigh White
    October 11, 2016 / 6:36 pm

    I sue the App already but quite a few of the items listed are not what I tend to buy.

  92. Diana
    October 11, 2016 / 8:04 pm

    Downloaded! My favourite offer is Pringles!

  93. Rebecca Lis
    October 11, 2016 / 10:48 pm

    The little dish offer is great, my little girl loves them and so handy! It’s a great app!

  94. Tammy Stevenson
    October 11, 2016 / 11:36 pm

    Proper Corn offer. I love this! It is delicious and honestly I just can’t get enough.

  95. Ellen Stafford
    October 11, 2016 / 11:41 pm

    I already have the app and my current favourite offer is the Free Trek bar from Boots. It’s a great app.

  96. Susan Peart
    October 11, 2016 / 11:54 pm

    Love the Propercorn offer of 50% off, love popcorn. All the offers seem great.

  97. Vicky Robinson
    October 12, 2016 / 1:03 am

    I’m looking forward to using the offer on Genius gluten free bread as I always get gluten free for my husband and it’s so expensive! And the free pack of Pringles looks good!

  98. laura frost
    October 12, 2016 / 9:41 am

    love the mini pizza offer

  99. sandy ralph
    October 12, 2016 / 11:32 am

    it has to be the pringles as we buy lots as the family all love them

  100. claire little
    October 12, 2016 / 1:49 pm

    free pringles

  101. Rachel Bonness
    October 12, 2016 / 2:10 pm

    What a great app! I like the Alpro soya velvet vanilla offer as I get them weekly anyway.

  102. Jessica Hutton
    October 12, 2016 / 2:19 pm

    Just joined and I think the free Pringles and the Jacobs creek wine for £3.00 instead of £6.50 xx

    • Jessica Hutton
      October 12, 2016 / 2:22 pm

      I think I wrote my Instagram details in the twitter box. I did follow and my twitter user name is @hutton_jess xx

  103. Mary Campbell
    October 12, 2016 / 3:03 pm

    So many good offers on Shopmium, my fave’s on Pringles as I’m crazy about them. It’s true what they say – once you pop you can’t stop! 🙂

  104. Lisa Mauchline
    October 12, 2016 / 4:26 pm

    The Oppo ice cream is my favourite because its only 40 calories a scoop so I won’t feel guilty eating it

  105. Rebecca Roberts
    October 12, 2016 / 6:28 pm

    Pringles and wine for three pound fab app why have I just foun d it!

  106. Hayley Todd
    October 12, 2016 / 6:52 pm

    What a fabulous app! I must be honest I am loving quite a few of the offers, particularly Pringles as I am a total Pringle monster!

  107. Lindsey Stuart
    October 12, 2016 / 7:19 pm

    I am so happy you have made me discover this app, I am delighted with all the offers already, my favourite one is the live colour refreshers at only £2.50 🙂

  108. Cerys John
    October 12, 2016 / 7:22 pm

    I like the look of the Oppo ice cream- I’ve had my eye on it for a while! Healthy ice cream sounds pretty good to me 🙂

  109. Deborah Mackenzie
    October 12, 2016 / 8:13 pm

    I like the sound of Debbie and Andrew sausages……. I totally love them!!!

  110. Ruth Wollerton
    October 12, 2016 / 8:30 pm

    I love the OPPO ice cream for complete Yumminess

  111. tammi nutting
    October 12, 2016 / 9:12 pm

    mmmm sausages

  112. Patrycja Omanska
    October 12, 2016 / 10:33 pm

    I just love chocolate, especially dark one, so my favourite offer is free Green & Black Organic chocolate bar!

  113. emma gough
    October 12, 2016 / 10:42 pm

    I’ve just downloaded the app and looking forward to claiming my free chocolate 😀 – My favourite offer at the moment is the Genius bread for £1.50, because I’m gluten free and everything is so expensive. It will be great to save a bit on this.

  114. Louise Evans
    October 12, 2016 / 10:53 pm

    Just tried to download the app but unfortunatly my I phone 4 is not not compatible. Pity!

  115. Alisa Moore
    October 12, 2016 / 11:06 pm

    Like the Oppo ice cream offer, would love to try it as the flavours sound really unusual.

  116. Victoria Prince
    October 12, 2016 / 11:21 pm

    The Cully & Sully Soup offer is my favourite because I do love soup, and it’s now hit that time of year when I will be consuming plenty!

  117. October 18, 2016 / 1:40 pm

    These are just the CUTEST! plates

  118. Jodi hill
    October 23, 2016 / 11:41 am

    Who won?

    • Alison Perry
      November 3, 2016 / 11:57 am

      Hi Jodi! Diana Seminova won.

  119. Diana Semionova
    November 3, 2016 / 2:57 pm

    I’m the winner. Thank you so much! 🙂 xx

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