Saturday, 13 August 2016

Plan Our Date Monthly Subscription Box Review, Discount Codes And Giveaway

As all parents will understand, date night with your partner can end up a rare and illusive beast, especially if you are lacking in regular babysitters. Life gets in the way and before you know it the closest you've come in 2 years is the occasional 2 person meal in the kitchen, which is lacking a little in excitement and romance. Plan Our Date help to give you back that spark of unknown, and inject a little surprise and 'couple time' into your relationship.


Each month they send out a little box of treasures for you and your partner to have a date night with a difference. We've been sent the July box to review, and when I peeped inside at first I wasn't sure it was for us, but it's good for everyone to try something new, and doing it together with just your partner really does serve to help you focus on each other for one very rare evening...


Your date plan is all inside the instruction manual leaflet. Sometimes boxes will require you to leave the house, but inside our box is everything we need to take part in 3 activities that will fill an entire evening at home - a quiz, a really simple recipe to cook and an art activity, plus instructions to find a playlist of music to accompany our evening and snacks to keep us going.


The ‘Who Knows Who?’ Quiz is an icebreaker to smoothe you into the date and help you focus on each other by appreciating the things you do for each other. There are 3 winners tokens for correct answers...


We got loads of answers the same! The quiz showed us that we value and enjoy the same things - good job really! It was pretty even, so we shared the winner tokens.

The Pancake Cooking Activity gives you pre-measured ingredients (add an egg, butter and milk) and easy-to-follow instructions. My partner rarely ever cooks, and guess what? He still didn't! However the pancakes with golden syrup were delicious, only took 10 minutes and were something we don't eat very often, so a really nice change.


The Painting Activity really was an unknown. My partner occasionally enjoys drawing, but my skills are more on a par with 'draw me something resembling a cat please Mum' - my turn to be out of my comfort zone.


We were encouraged to paint 'your favourite activity' from the Who Knows Who? quiz and provided with  2 x A5 canvases, a pack of 10 acrylic paints, two paintbrushes and pencils, and they were all really nice quality!


Hilariously my chosen precious memory we share was the birth of our youngest child in our living room, and my partner decided to draw that...and he made a great job of it I think! I went for the slightly less risky 'camping'.


I had no idea this would be such a chilled and chatty experience. Neither of us completed a masterpiece, but it was really what the Doctor ordered. I haven't drawn a picture for fun since I was around 7.

Two teabags, a bag of popcorn and After Eight Mints were provided to round off our date while we enjoyed the fruits of our labours...and cashed in a couple of the winner's tokens...

I have to say it was a really lovely date. Usually our time disappears and it seems mealtime is followed by bedtime and nothing of note really happens in between. This was 3 hours where I felt we really used our time to it's fullest. We laughed, we smiled, and we had a lot of fun together. I actually can't wait to find out what's in next month's box!

Plan Our Date send out boxes on the 20th of each month, so orders need to be in by 20th August to receive this month's box. You can choose to subscribe to 1 month at a time (£24.99 cancel any time), 3 months (£68.97/£22.99 per month), 6 months (£131.94/£21.99 per month) or 12 months (£19.99 per month). They are offering a free trial sized box for people who are tempted, plus I have some special codes for my readers:

JENNY50 = 50% off your first box
FIRSTMONTH = Your first month free when signing up to a three month subscription

On top of all of that, Plan Our Date are also offering one of my readers a 3 Month Subscription worth £68.97 as a giveaway prize. 

Entry to the giveaway is by Gleam form below. The giveaway is open to UK readers only, and will close at midnight Sunday 11th September. Full terms and conditions are at the bottom of the giveaway form. To see my other giveaways or to find help with using Gleam, please see my giveaways page...

Plan Our Date 3 Months Subscription Giveaway


60 comments:

  1. it's so nice to get the kids in bed early and enjoy a lovely meal together

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  2. Good food, a board game with a backdrop of some easy listening and no children interruptions!

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  3. I have 4 children ranging from 18 down to 2 so there's usually someone awake at any time on our house.. and it can resemble picadilly circus at times.. so time for us a couple is very limited.. throw in a cancer diagnosis 2 years ago which makes me less mobile and we really struggle to find things to do together.. I love the idea that it's structured.. like you say 3 hours of doing things.. interacting.. it sounds like a fab idea 😍

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  4. Our favourite takeaway, a bottle of wine and a couple of DVDs.

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  5. I actually think your night sounds really nice. I'd like to cuddle with my husband, enjoy good food, and do something fun together. I love art, but he doesn't. So we'd probably play a game of some type to balance things out.

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  6. christina kuczerepa14 August 2016 at 09:47

    nothing better then coming up in pj's under a blanket with popcorn and watching a movie

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  7. a nice meal and chilling with a film

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  8. You can't beat a home-made curry made lovingly by my Fiance

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  9. No children or friends romantic meal and curl up on the sofa with a fab movie and lots of nibbles ...

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  10. I think a voucher for a takeaway, a bottle of wine and a DVD would do us!

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  11. A nice meal and a good film :)

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  12. A film on the sofa without constant interruption from the kids!

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  13. would love a trip to the theatre, something to dress up for

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  14. Wish could go back to the old days and just chill and watch tv

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  15. a nice meal and drink then watch a film CHERYL HADFIELD

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  16. A romantic meal and a good film!

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  17. Going out to a sporting event or concert, with dinner of course!

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  18. Chinese, board game or guitar hero and a glass of wine! we have 3 children under 6 so we dont get out much without them lol xx

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  19. Just a quiet night in with no children.

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    1. A lack of children is a must for me too!

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  20. Quality time at home with a film and cuddling up on the sofa (with a few chocolates and glasses of wine!)

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  21. ive always wanted to go ice skating, i think my partner and i going ice skating, then out for a meal(providing i still have fingers after ice skating!!) would be my ideal date :)

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  22. These boxes look like so much fun and add a bit of creativity to a night in, especially if you have kids and are to tired to think of something interesting to do - takes all the hard work out of planning. Fingers crossed for the giveaway

    Laura x

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  23. Would love some good food, a DVD that is not a U or animated and a bottle of wine :)

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  24. Just a nice meal out would be lovely XX

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  25. A nice takeaway (with no washing up!), a good movie, warm fire and cosy blankets :) @kleesical

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  26. a lovely takeout and a movie !

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  27. A takeaway by candlelight, followed by chocolates and a nice film.

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  28. A quiet night in, fantastic food whilst watching a movie. Preferably child free!

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  29. We love a board game date night πŸ˜„

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  30. I would love all the things you had in your box, we used to draw together, we both enjoy cooking and the quiz would be fun, after 25 years I think we know eacher quite well5.

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  31. A lovely meal out, love eating out :)

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  32. Good food and the cinema or a movie is all I nee these days!

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  33. My perfect day would have to be watching a movie and eating lots of junk food

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  34. Just having some quality time together, a good meal and a giggle, these times are rare at the moment as we are so tired we go to bed shortly after the kids!

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  35. Sitting for a picnic in paris, by the river :)

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  36. Some kind of adventure, something we've never done before!

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  37. A yummy Indian takeaway, a bottle of wine and a good comedy to make us both laugh with nibbles to munch on xxx

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  38. a nice meal ,a walk and a bottle of wine

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  39. For me, it would be a long walk, a drink in a local pub, and a meal out!

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  40. A woodland stroll, a classic British meal and a romcom with plenty of popcorn :)

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  41. A homecooked meal, candles, soft music and chocolate mousse!

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  42. Horror film marathon and a bottle of wine :)

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  43. A nice meal, bottle of wine and good film.

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  44. Theatre, then wining and dining - that would be a real treat!

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  45. A lovely date for me is going somewhere new or trying something new with the man I have been with for 33 years.

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  46. Nice meal, calm music and a good relaxed chat :)

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  47. A lovely dinner,wine and candles
    Quality time together and some gigglesπŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’œ

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  48. To be honest, it's that rare that we get any time together without the children around, so anything that gave us time together on our own would be perfect! Regardless of the activity or venue!

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  49. A picnic under the stars would be fun

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  50. Horror movies, indian food and lots of cuddles :) x

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  51. It wouldn't really matter what we'd do but as long as we'd have someone we trust to look after our 3 little ones and could just enjoy some quality time as a couple that would be absolutely lovely x

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