|Free Run Extensions!
To celebrate Easter we have an eggstra special deal for you this week. Buy an Eglu Classic with 2m run and we will give you a free Eglu Extension Kit A. This will eggstend your Eglu Run to 3m in length, and save you £49.00!
This is a cracking offer, so if you’ve been thinking about keeping chickens for a while, this is the perfect time to get started. You will be able to keep up to four chickens comfortably with the 3m run and they will be really happy in their five star accommodation.
This offer also applies to the Eglu for rabbits!
To take advantage of this offer just add your Eglu Classic to the shopping basket, enter this code: FREERUNEXTEN and your extension will be added automatically.
The Omlet Blog Archives: April 2011
Easter is here again already and it’s set to be a scorcher – quite eggstraordinary as it’s only April. We’re not complaining though, in fact we’re lighting up the barbie here at Omlet HQ to make the most of the sun. Chickens will be loving the sunshine and it’s perfect weather for a dustbath. Bees are busy flying and it looks like it will be a bumper year for honey production. Oh, and most of us get a four day weekend. Hooray! If you’re not eggcited enough already, this newsletter should put a spring in your step…so let’s crack on shall we!?
Win 12m of New Omlet Chicken Netting!
How would you like to get your hands on some of the New Omlet Chicken Netting? It’s easy! All you need to do is guess how many eggs there are in the flowerpot. Send your number to firstname.lastname@example.org with ‘Easter Competition’ as the subject line. The winner will receive 12m of the netting, worth £69.00! Only one entry will be allowed per person, and the winner will be randomly selected from the correct entries. Competition closes on Sunday 31st April so you’ve got plenty of time to carefully calculate your answer! Happy guessing!
Lucky the Hen
This month we heard an unbelievable story, from John and Lynne Biggins, that we just had to share with you.
“As I pulled off the M1 motorway and up the slip road I glanced across at the lorry by my side, and could not believe my eyes. Sitting between the cab and the trailer was a little brown hen. I took a photo with my mobile, because no one would believe me; but what to do? I pulled across and flagged down the lorry to inform the driver. He was not too pleased initially until he saw for himself. He then told me he had just come from a farm but that was two hours ago and he had been on the road for 100 miles.
Needless to say I rescued her and took her home, telephoning forward to my wife to have a bath ready. We gently washed off all the grease and made her comfortable. Lucky now lives happily with our two leghorns Twitter and Rightie and lays a lovely brown egg every day in return. Although I sometimes suspect she’s building a glider in preparation for her next great escape!”
If you have a strange story we’d love you to share it with us. Email email@example.com
Get Paid for your Photos
Are you a fan of Omlet products? Want to start earning a bit of eggstra money? Then you are going to love our latest feature to the website. You can now get paid for uploading photos of our products. That’s right, take a photo of yourself using something you’ve bought from Omlet, upload it on the website, and if it’s good we will pay you £1.00! If you take lots of photos you could really start to build up a nice little nest egg.
Stuck for ideas? How about a nice image of you modelling a pair of oven gloves, baking with the cupcake cases or filling up a grub? Or simply take a snap of your Eglu and chickens in this lovely sunny weather. To upload your image just find the product on the website and you’ll see the link!
Caption Competition Results
We had loads of entries to our annual Caption Competition, with some seriously creative one-liners, and the Caption King is now feeling slightly threatened as a result. There could only be one winner though, and the £20 Omlet voucher has been awarded to Ann Jones. You’ll see her winning caption on the right! Commendations also go to John Caddy for his entry “Open wide and we’ll get on with the eggxtraction!” and Micky Brophy’s “The Things a girl has to kiss to find a prince?”.
We can now also reveal the winners of the highly popular Teapigs competition. The first lucky name to be drawn was Allison Millgate, who wins the cracking hamper of various Teapigs and a teapot and mug to drink them with. Amanda Spalding was our runner-up and she wins the sample selection of teas.
Deep Fried Creme Eggs
As if Easter wasn’t sickening enough with all that chocolate, one chip shop owner in Yorkshire has come up with a treat that combines chocolate, sugar and a whole lot of grease…the deep-fried crème egg! After the success of his deep-fried mince pies at Christmas, chippy owner Martyn Bilby decided to try this as an Easter special, saying “I will try anything”. And they have already proved to be pretty popular. According to Martyn “People turn their noses up at first, but once they try them they eat their words and agree that they are really tasty”.
It’s all for a good cause too! He is planning to donate all proceeds from the deep-fried crème eggs to charity, so if you find yourself in Doncaster over the Easter break, why not try one? And make sure you tell us what you think!
The Omlet Team
|£1.00 off Easter Chocolates!
With Easter just around the corner we’re having a flash sale of our tasty chocolates. You’ll find something for the whole family and make a great saving so why not take a peek?
Choose from boxes, jars and bags of mini eggs, or some fabulous little egg cups filled with chocolate…perfect if you’re looking for a gift that’ll stand out from the crowd!
Simply add your chocolates to the shopping basket and enter our special code at the checkout: EASTERTREATS
Buy today for delivery in time for Easter!
|20% off Summer Shades!
With the sun shining this week we thought it would be the perfect time to offer you a special deal on our Summer Shades. Use on your Eglu Classic, Go or Cube to give your chickens a nice shady spot to relax in during the warmer months.
This week only get 20% off Eglu Summer Shades!
Shade for Eglu Classic now £7.24
Shade for Eglu Go now £7.20
Shade for Eglu Cube now £9.64
To take up this scorcher of an offer just add your Summer Shade to your shopping basket and type in this code: SUMMERSHADE2
Get 20% off all Eglu Summer Shades!
It’s April, hoorah, and boy are we happy about it.
Reasons why we love April: Winter has gone and the sun is actually shining, the days are getting longer and brighter, chickens are laying eggs like there’s no tomorrow, bees are flying around for food, kids get two weeks off school, adults get three bank holidays, there’s a great eggscuse to eat lots of chocolate and our Prince is marrying his Princess!
There’s loads to celebrate so here’s an eggstra special newsletter to kick things off. Enjoy!
Win yourself some Teapigs!
There’s nothing more British than a nice cup of tea, and seeing as we are feeling eggstremely patriotic this month with the royal wedding upon us we have decided to team up with Teapigs to run a right royal competition for you. In case you haven’t heard of them, Teapigs is a specialist tea company that’s on a mission to get UK drinkers to “drink real tea”. That means quality whole leaf, not the dusty stuff found in most of the nation’s paper teabags. They have a huge range of flavours available and they have put together two great packages that will take pride of place at any royal wedding tea party!
We have one main prize worth £45, containing a teapot, mug and five packs of Teapigs, and a runner up prize worth £12, containing 12 mini packs of Teapigs. For your chance to win a tea-riffic prize just email your name and address to firstname.lastname@example.org, with ‘Teapigs Competition’ as the subject line. The competition closes at midnight on Sunday 17th April so we’ll have plenty to time to send your tea before the big day. Good luck!
This year’s Caption Competition is in full flow and we’ve had some cracking entries flying in already. There’s still time to have a go though, so if you haven’t entered yet don’t panic. All you need to do is come up with a comedy one-liner for this brilliant photo of Emily and her Pekin Maisy. It’s a great shot and we’re sure you can think of something clever.
Send your creative caption to email@example.com by Sunday 17th April and you could win a £20 voucher to spend in the Omlet shop.
Grow Your Own Show!
Show season has begun and we are very eggcited about being at the Grow Your Own Show next month. It will be a fun day out for all the family, with areas on gardening, organic farming, pig and poultry keeping and cooking – great for anyone interested in home grown produce.
Thought gardening was complicated? Think again, gardening experts the Michauds will show you the easy peasy way to gardening, demonstrating how to create a container garden, that will provide fresh food for weeks, in just 30 minutes. They will give you and your kids the encouragement to start growing your own. TV and radio guru Pippa Greenwood will also be there giving her top tips on producing tasty, home-grown vegetables. And when you’ve learned how to grow your own produce, watch Rachel Green demonstrate how to turn it into culinary delights. Her cookery theatre will inspire you to try it yourself!
Poultry expert and writer Francine Raymond will be there to answer all your questions about keeping chickens, and she certainly knows a thing or two on the subject. Francine is the author of two of our best-selling books: ‘The Big Book of Garden Hens’ and ‘Keeping a Few Hens in your Garden’. And if you fancy keeping pigs instead you can have a chat with Michaela Giles, a real expert in the area. We will also be there, with the Eglu on display, so you can come and check out the coolest accomodation available for chickens.
The show will be in Losely Park, Guildford, from Sunday 1st – Monday 2nd May and you can buy tickets on the website.
Eggstreme Pancake 2011 Results!
We are pleased to announce the results of the Eggstreme Pancake Flipping Competition 2011…drum roll please… the winner, with a large majority of the votes, and a seriously extreme attempt at flipping pancakes, is Eddie Krish. Unicyling is impressive enough, but to toss a pancake while sitting that high up, keeping balance, moving and avoiding pedestrians – wow! Whether the pancake ended up back in the pan is another matter. Eddie wins a year’s supply of Omlet chicken food for his efforts, and we’re sure the hens will be happy with that.
And if you want to beat him next year you ‘batter’ start practising now!
See more of Eddie later in the newsletter, as he also stars as our Eglu Owner of the Month.
Time to Join In!
Since joining Facebook last year we now over over 1,000 followers, which is great! If you haven’t joined our group yet why not take a look?
It’s a good place to meet other chicken keepers, show off your first egg photos, get advice on hens and find out about upcoming events. You’ll also find links to our newsletters, details of special offers and secret voucher codes.
If you’re more into tweeting than Facebook updates you can follow us on there too! Just click here to be taken to our site.
From the Omlet Team
|Free Eglu Eggstras
Fancy keeping a few hens in your garden? Well have we got a deal for you!
Buy any Eglu Classic or Eglu Go and we’ll treat you to a free Funshade and free delivery!
That’s on top of all the eggstras you usually get with an Eglu, so you’ll receive a Summer Shade as well as as the bright and colourful Funshade of your choice. Perfect for brightening up the garden!
This offer is also applicable on Eglus for rabbits, so if you’d prefer a couple of bunnies hopping around this Easter then this is a great deal for you too!
To get your freebies just add your Eglu and Funshade of your choice to your basket and use this code: FUNSHADE2011.
If you’d prefer a free Winter Shade instead use the code: EGLUBONUS.
Free Funshade and Free Delivery with Every Eglu Go and Classic!
|Easter Gifts for the Family
It’s April the 1st and that means we’ve got an eggciting month ahead of us. There are bank holidays to come, the royal wedding to celebrate, and even better, it’s almost Easter! In fact there are just three weeks left to stock up on your Easter gifts, so instead of rushing to the shops and dealing with the queues, why not put your feet up, browse our range of chocolates and get your gifts delivered straight to your door.
Click here to see the full range or look at our selection below!
Shoes Egg Cup & Chocolates