Thursday, 14 February 2013

Netflix Competition

I hold my hand up my boys have watched a little too much television lately, I do generally like to supplement it with lots of fresh air, but with bouts of illnesses lasting for over a month its been an exhausting time for all of us.  Sadly my parenting mojo was a little depleted!  I need lots of sleep and I rarely get anywhere near enough at the moment.  I am running on empty (and had quite a rough time of it myself with a severe chest infection and my Asthma kicking off sob!).  So it’s great that I can subscribe to something like Netflix to keep my children occupied when I really cannot find the energy to get up and crafting with them or on those long walks to burn off their relentless energy levels.

My previous form will return soon and it will be back to all the activities in a flourish but until then the variety available with a Netflix subscription has really helped, my two can find something to actually agree on watching together!  Hubbie and I have watched the odd film on there in the past too, I do think its better for the kids mind.  But maybe that’s because they tend to hog it, so I never get a proper chance to see what is available for the grown ups!  Plus its quite affordable at £5.99 a month, leaving plenty of money left over for snacks to accompany the TV watching!  With it being so damn cold too, its nice to have a decent excuse to snuggle in and have some relaxing downtime on occasion!


Netflix have kindly offered me a six-month subscription for one lucky winner (to help you survive school holidays or if your all ailing like we were!).  If you would like to enter please complete the rafflecopter below by the 28th of February.

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175 comments:

  1. It would be fab! Save me money on renting DVDs or taking the kids to the cinema (which costs an arm and a leg these days!)

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  2. Film afternoons with popcorn are a perfect way to spend a day, keeping all the kids entertained and happy.

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  3. Netflix is fab for lazy days usually Sundays in our house or if the weathers bad

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  4. Movie days with lots of treats!

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  5. Keep my daughter entertained for a fraction of the time with film afternoons/evenings :) xx

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  6. Plenty to watch with the kids if stuck indoors due to snowrain

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  7. My daughter's favourite treat is watching a lovely film snuggled up on the sofa with her mum and a big bowl of popcorn, and I frequently use this as an incentive for her to tidy her bedroom!

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  8. Love a good chick flick to watch with my girls!

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  9. My daughter would be able to watch Harry Potter on a loop - that would keep her quiet!

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  10. Entertaining ourselves by watching Netflix instead of going to busy places where screaming kids are present :-)

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  11. By trying not to watch too much television and playing family games instead,too cold to go outdoors at the moment.

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  12. It would'nt as i don't believe TV is an adequate baby sitter, an hour a day of supervised viewing is cool though.

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  13. There's so much variety on Netflix that you never run out of things to watch :)

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  14. It would give us a great choice of movies to watch on rainy days.

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  15. I'm a school administrator and work through the summer holidays, so nothing sadly will help!!! List of new Year 7 due 1st March, eeeeeekkkk!!!!

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  16. I would curl up on the sofa on rainy days with my kids and watch their choice of movie.

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  17. would watch a film with the kids if the weather is bad

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  18. by giving the children lots of variety of children films to watch they will never get bored

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  19. Yay movies and half term and this weather =Win!

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  20. I would make my daughter watch all my favorite films that I'm hoping she will love

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  21. It would give us a ton of stuff to watch.

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  22. British weather+disabled mother+two hormonal daughters sharing a room=we neeeeed a Netflix fix, popcorn and fluffy blankies to stay just this side of sane!

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  23. It would stop the kids moaning 'there's nothing on'! And stop me dreading those rainy days.

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  24. it would be good to keep the kids occupied, when we had it before they watched a lot of charlie and lola on there and thomas

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  25. It would cut down on the need to go out on expensive day trips

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  26. Great for when the weather is bad and the kids are cooped up indoors.

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  27. weathers rubbish and money is tight so this would be perfect for keeping the family entertained !!

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  28. At this time of year, it's hard to find things to do to entertain the children. This would be great, as we could spend our afternoons curled up on the sofa watching some great family movies

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  29. It's constantly raining at the moment and there's not a whole lot to do....Netflix would give everyone something to do and me a little break, fingers crossed!

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  30. It would 'assist' with temperamental weather we have here on Anglesey, where at the front of my house it's sunny, and at the back it's raining (seriously lol) and the kids are all now at that age that we can all sit down to a film together :-)

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  31. Keeping the kids occupied with the Kids section

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  32. On rainy days introducing my kids to shows and films that I loved when I was little such as Hey Arnold, Inspector Gadget and Matilda. Then we would all enjoy watching the same things for once.

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  33. I would make my poor kids watch all my favorite movies

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  34. i'd let my son watch whatever he wanted on his kindle :)

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  35. would be perfect for keeping the family entertained !!

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  36. I'd love to watch a lovely cartoon or a film with my family.

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  37. I would get in some pizza and ice sream and cuddle up on the rainy days with my daughters and watch some great films

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  38. It would keep the girls entertained if the weather is bad

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  39. would be perfect for keeping the family entertained

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  40. It'd help me wind down at the ended of a hectic day, possibly with the collaborative help of a glass of vino!

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  41. Family films with popcorn and pop is perfect for a half term treat.

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  42. LOT OF KIDS MOVIES!!

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  43. Well since there aren't any kids in my household, I'd have to say it would help me survive the school holidays by keeping my boyfriend happily occupied in the safety of home...as he goes out of his way to avoid kids and in the school holidays he avoids places that will be full of them!

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  44. By keeping me entertained cheaply!

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  45. It would mean I'd have lots of good tv to watch during lazy holiday days

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  46. We love to snuggle and watch a film but we watch the same DVDs all the time so some different films would be great

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  47. It would let the whole family snuggle up in front of the TV, disengage brains, and relax!

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  48. It would allow me to relax in the evening or maybe keep the kids occupied on a rainy day x

    caro_mad

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  49. Netflix would be ideal for those days when I am suffering an Ulcerative Colitis flare, and am housebound.

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  50. It would keep the family entertained and stop all the bickering.

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  51. It would bring the family together

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  52. we can have cinema parties with popcorn :)

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  53. Sunday film day in bed with a teddy bears oicnic

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  54. On those rainy days we can snuggle on the sofa with a bowl of popcorn and watch movies

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  55. Give me a well deserved break!

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  56. I could hide indoors so I don't have to go out into the crowds!


    Isabel O'Brien @yyesidolikecake

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  57. We could relax with a movie in the evening as a couple after crazy days running round with our son.

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  58. I might get some peace and quiet and enough time to decorate our new home :-)

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  59. The kids could watch what they wanted- to a limit of course!

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  60. plenty of things for the whole family to watch

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  61. it will give us something to watch instead of the rubbish on the silly box

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  62. There are a variety of films to watch for all the family and it would be like being at the cinema with popcorn and sweets

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  63. my children like thier disney films but due to no dvd downstairs and having to remove sky movie due to financial difficulties this would be a god send

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  64. It would be good to get son to watch a film, instead of a short TV programme.

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  65. so many films to watch- the kids would never be bored.

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  66. save me from being bored!

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  67. MOVIES MOVIES MOVIES!

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  68. a bit of dora never goes amiss

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  69. A little bit of TV has never hurt

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  70. kids movies are a god send

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  71. I never get to the cinema, so this would be great

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  72. Keep the kids amused and then have some "me" time in the evening :) :D

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  73. loads of good films for me to watch with the girls, so good quality family time.

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  74. Primrose Mbangatha16 February 2013 at 22:43

    kids Movies

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  75. Be great to catch up with all those great movies and snuggle up with the one i love

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  76. Can't beat a good film to watch

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  77. Great films to watch

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  78. keeping the kids entertained in the day and me and hubby in the night when relaxing x

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  79. great films to watch with the children

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  80. Keep them entertained when the weather is bad

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  81. My kids would be kept busy for hours with so many great films to watch!

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  82. By being able to find good quality films, rather than just generic rubbish!

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  83. would keep the kids entertened with movies

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  84. More programmes for my daughter to watch and keep her out of mischief :)

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  85. I don't have to survive the school hols anymore being a 4xgrandparent

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  86. It would offer me the chance to watch old shows and movies I forgot about as I grew up!

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  87. Kid movies and comedies for when they're in bed!

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  88. They'd have a better choice of films than we've currently got on DVD

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  89. I'd be able to use children's movies as bribery to get them to tidy up first :)

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  90. lots of movies and cartoons!

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  91. It would keep the kids happy by day and help me unwind by night

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  92. OMG, this would help me to survive everyday nevermind just the holidays :)

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  93. The eldest would have something to do while I'm supervising the weenie ones x

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  94. Keep the kids busy when they can't go outside.

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  95. hopefully keep them entertained for more than 5 mins so i can get on with the housework!!

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  96. we could watch some fun family movies together!

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  97. I'd be able to get more done whilst they're pre-occupied!

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  98. It would definitely beat the boredom! :)

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  99. perfect excuse for staying in when it's soo cold outside x

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  100. so I can relax with a film after a hectic day

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  101. Give us great child friendly movies to snuggle up and watch together

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  102. Kids films and something to pass through the boring nights

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  103. Kids films for my daughter and rom coms for my husband and me!

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  104. loads more films to watch for cosy days in as its sooo cold outside lol

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  105. Id be able to relax in the evening whilst watching a great film,Never get chance to watch a good film so this would be a great excuse :)

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  106. it would mean my son would get to watch some cartoons so we can get a break, we can all watch a family film together and later on me and my partner get to watch a movie - perfect for all :D

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  107. Does this sound bad ... Mornings are hectic for me, so Netflix would be good to keep the kids occupied for a couple of hours. Well, that's the good, the bad & I guess the ugly is all of the extra washing, cooking the summer holidays bring. Sounds like it would make a good film!

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  108. A great tool for keeping the kids quiet!

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  109. It would save me money as we love the cinema and we could have movie nights with homemade popcorn instead and invite friends around for them!

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  110. retainin sort some of sanity at bedtime, feet up netflix time

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  111. keep them entertained when it is raining outside!

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  112. They'd be able to watch all their programs and movies while I get on with the household chores

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  113. Need Looney Tunes to help me babysit my young son just while I get the housework done - he loves Bugs Bunny and probably gets as much exercise by rolling round the floor laughing :)

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  114. The boys always argue over movies so hopefully having netflix they would hopefully agree.... finally

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  115. I can find suitable programmes for my son to watch

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  116. It would help me survive the holidays as my kds have boundless energy and even after long walks they aren't worn out- whilst I am! Netflix would be a great way to end a lovely day with them - relaxing and unwinding!

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  117. It's great for that slump in the afternoon, when we could sit down and watch a family film together

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  118. We could all sit down and watch a nice movie together

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  119. Great for bad weather or when I am busy or just to watch family films together.

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  120. Watching films is something we really enjoy doing as a family, and it definitely keeps the kids quiet!

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  121. It would help them watch what they want to watch and keep them happy

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  122. Lots of kids films to keep them busy

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  123. It's an easy answer to "what are we doing today?"

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  124. Sticking the kids in front of some quality movies is a great way of givig me a break

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  125. I just bought an Apple TV. This is exactly what I need.

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  126. We love movies and it's great to have a selection of good kid ones otherwise my son just watches the same one over and over and that drives me crazy!

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  127. Nothing beats snuggling up with the family, watching a good movie on a rainy day..Netflix would be perfect for this! :D xx

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  128. Love watching films with all the family in the holidays

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  129. A great selection of films to choose from to watch with the whole family. love it.

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  130. Veronica Therawati27 February 2013 at 16:31

    Me & my huband love movies! We watched from Netflix but only for 1 month :( Would love to win this!

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  131. Because it doesn't matter if it's raining!

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  132. I think after a day of listening to arguments, tantrums and Justin Bieber blasting out, I deserve some time to watch a film with a box of chocs - never mind the kids!

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  133. antonia richardson27 February 2013 at 20:33

    i could find stuff we can all watch together at last

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  134. we would take it in turns to pick what to watch

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  135. kids films would mean i dont have to listen to the "theres nothing on telly" speech anymore

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  136. by providing unlimited entertainment whilst I get on with the housework!

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  137. It would provide entertainment!

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  138. Could be good fun watching cozy family films

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  139. We love movies in this house, so it would definitely help!

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  140. WOULD BE LOVELY TO WIN,THANK YOU

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  141. would keep them occupied on the long journey to Devon

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  142. Would be great as it would give my daughter access to more of the kid's programmes and films that she loves.

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  143. Great prize thanks xxx

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  144. It would keep my son entertained watching films instead of talking constantly at me LOL

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  145. Great Entertainment for cold wet weekends & too snuggle up under the duvet in the Evenings

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  146. School holidays = guaranteed rain + Netflix = SANITY SURVIVAL!!

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  147. By watching lots of family movies together! :)

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  148. It's likely to rain so movie days are a must! This would be fab!

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  149. It would be invaluable on those days when the weather is poorly and we have grown bored of all the indoor games!

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  150. would love netflix, my friends and I would eat so much popcorn on cold nights

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  151. Keep my neices occupied with animated movies!!

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  152. It would be great fun watching lots of family movies together

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  153. give my godson more dinosaurs to watch :-)

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  154. My kids are too young for school holidays but thy jst means I need it all the more I think!

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  155. Georgia McAllister28 February 2013 at 23:21

    My kids would love more opportunity to watch the films that they love.

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  156. It would give me a wider range of viewing options.

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