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Send Balloons by post for Valentines

edited 30 November -1 at 12:00AM in Shop but don't drop
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edited 30 November -1 at 12:00AM in Shop but don't drop
A lovely idea for a Valentine's present this. Some of you may remember it from last year, to be honest I put it in my email every year. This makes a great difference to the Teddy Charity for the children's hospital it supports.

Last year MoneySavers balloon buying bought two pulse oximeter machines worth £1,200 which will be used to measure the oxygen levels in the blood and lungs of infants and young children overnight without disturbing them. From what I gather as a very small fundraising operation, the traffic from this is substantial to it... so I've no qualms in pushing it :)

What is it?

www.balloonsbypost.com has very Romantic packages that are ideal for your loved one. The site has balloons for various occasions.

More info from Balloonsbypost:

"This year we've over 100 different designs to pick and mix and the ability from February 8th to put up to 8 balloons in one box; Jumbo sizes and large shapes for the first time; great value bunches and a couple with music. All balloons will be going out as a special Valentine's package which will include petals, rose, heart choc, heart confettios etc. etc.

The larger the order, the more free items we include. And all of this now earns Honey Points (well what else could we call it when we help The Teddy!), our brand new loyalty scheme that allows regular customers to gain discounts on future orders."


Why is it worth buying from them?

As well as being an unusual, thoughtful gift, it's in aid of The Teddy Charity which buys medical equipment for sick children being nursed at home so it's a hugely worthwhile cause.
Martin Lewis, Money Saving Expert.
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  • mjanetmjanet Forumite
    297 posts
    The place I wanted it posting to is a bit awkward to say the least lol So I phoned to ask about getting it posted there . what really nice people who answered and took my order.
    Thank you for this Martin as I was at a loss as to what I could send him and this is a lovely romantic idea.
    Wish I could stop editing EVERY post I make :mad:
  • ooh perfect way to show my love to DH whilst at he's at work! ;)
    and lower in calories than the muffinthemail! :T
    :rudolf:
  • Can anyone tell me if my details will be on the parcel at all as I want to send one anonymously for Valentines Day!
    'My father told me to go for it.
    So I went for it. But it had gone.'
  • Can anyone tell me if my details will be on the parcel at all as I want to send one anonymously for Valentines Day!
    Hi Lesley,

    We don't put any of the sender's details on the parcel so if you choose not to say who it's from when you specify your message then it will remain completely anonymous.

    Best wishes


    Alexi

    *************
    Balloons By Post
    Run in aid of the Teddy Charity
  • I've ordered mine today!
    very excited to hear his response when he gets it :D
    :rudolf:
  • anita1anita1 Forumite
    311 posts
    HI

    does anyone know if you can chose a time in the eve for eg. for the baloons to be delivered
    Or what time delivery finishes

    Thanks in advance :)
    *Wanna Make Loads Of Money*
    *I'll Let U know When I Do*
    NOT RICH YET.....
    No still havnt made it Yet !! (Nov '05)
    Wow, 2011, & im still not Rich! I must be doing something wrong
  • Hi Anita,
    As our balloons go by post they are delivered during the day at various times depending on the area you live in. You can request that it be delivered to an office instead if that makes life easier or perhaps ask a neighbour to take it in for you.

    If you want to leave it with a neighbour, please let us know and we'll write a message on the box for the postman.
    Hope this helps
    Best wishes
    Alexi
  • Gotta say. I sent one of these to my mum last mothers day and she was delighted. They even put chocolates in the box which was fab cos I didn't ask for them. Apparently they didn't last very long tho!!!!
    What goes around - comes around
    give lots and you will always recieve lots
  • boglinboglin Forumite
    430 posts
    I sent a balloon package from this company last year for my sister's 50th birthday. As it is on 15th February there is a risk of being ripped off for flowers and it also seemed like an original alternative 'bouquet' to send to her...

    To say that she was thrilled is an understatement! As she opened the box the balloons burst forth and made her squeal, lol! With the way that you can 'pick and mix' balloons on the website I had spent a very happy hour or two selecting various suitable balloons that would go well together - but you can just order a bunch 'off the peg' if time is tight. I just took a look and the bunches seem to start from £15.95 - less than many of the Valentines flower bouquets being advertised and NO worry about whether the bouquet will be dead or alive!!!

    The packaging was excellent and the balloons lasted for a really long time.
    I would not hesitate to recommend this company! (and the charity aspect makes it even more reason to buy through them)
  • highguyukhighguyuk Forumite
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    Charging £10.00 for After Eight Mints?! lol.
    -highguyuk-



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