A Major Costco Expansion is Underway with Three New Stores in 2017
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When Costco came to Australia the big-box retailer made a major impact. Not only did the chain become instantly popular with Australians, but it’s about to expand. In 2016 Australian consumers spent $1.5 billion at Costco! That’s a whole lot of mega packs of paper towels and gallon drums of dressing. With roughly $200 million spent at each of the...
Blow Your Mind: Ultimate Ikea Toy Kitchen Hacks
At Mum Central there’s nothing we love more than a good product hack. Add to that how much we adore IKEA and our passion for ultra cool toys and voila, it’s the MC trifecta! Here’s a round up of the coolest IKEA toy kitchen hacks around. Be warned, there’s mini kitchen lust ahead! In case you’ve been living under a rock this...
Get Ready to Shop: Introducing the ALDI Colourful Kitchen Range, In Store 10 December
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There’s nothing we love more than an ALDI Special Buy at Mum Central! That’s why we’re super excited to tell you about the upcoming Colourful Kitchen range. What can we say but… #somebodystopme #buyallthethings Brightly coloured appliances with retro-styling are all the rage right now so trust our mates at ALDI to come up with something right-on-trend and bang-on-budget. Dropping in ALDI stores on Saturday 10...
Personalised Pressies by Hippo Blue: Gift to Impress, Without the Stress!
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Mum Central knows 'good gifting' and this round-up of our Hippo Blue favourites is sure to inspire your festive shopping!  When it comes to choosing the perfect Christmas gift everyone appreciates a present that demonstrates a lot of thought, even our little people! We’ve curated five of the best in personalised Christmas gifts so you can look like you made...
Straight to the Head of the Class: Best Gifts for Teachers
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If there's anyone that deserves our gratitude and acknowledgement by December it's our little people's teachers! The challenge, of course, is finding the perfect present to let them know just how much their efforts in caring for and nurturing your child means. The good news is you can head straight to the top of the class with Mum Central's guide to...
We’ve Got Secret Santa All Wrapped Up This Christmas – Check Out Our Fave Picks!
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There are so many decisions when it comes to Secret Santa success! You want a gift that impresses, meets the budget and will guarantee the desired exclamations of ooh and aaah! Of course all this effort is for someone who'll never even know you chose their stylish, practical or gorgeous gift... Stop puzzling over the perfect present because Mum Central is here to help and...
IKEA Click and Collect – Easy Shopping Online! Plus, 10 Iconic IKEA Products We Love!
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For our Tasmania readers, the IKEA story has just gotten a little sweeter with the launch of IKEA's Click & Collect service (we think it's a total game changer!) And any die-hard fan will tell you, shopping at IKEA is more than just a little addictive and I think it goes without saying that most Australian homes would be sporting a piece...
WIN the Ultimate Shopping Spree this Christmas with Etsy’s Online Marketplace
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Brought to you by Etsy Australia If you’re anything like me and look to avoid the hustle and bustle of shopping centres in the lead up to Christmas, and want a socially responsible shopping solution, then a visit to Etsy might be just what you're looking for. And let's face it, with just five weeks until Christmas, that only leaves us 35 days left to...
UPDATE: All Pumpkin Patch Stores Closing by Early 2017. Fire Sale Announced
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Almost 1,600 Pumpkin Patch staff are set to lose their jobs by the beginning of next year after a buyer for kids fashion brand could not be found. Administrators Ferrier Hodgson announced yesterday that the 36-year-old retailer will continue to trade as usual as a rescue buyer is sought. Pumpkin Patch employs about 1,000 workers in Australia (mainly mums!) across their 117 stores...
5 Gorgeous Ways to Style Your Christmas Home and Table. Enter to WIN!
When it comes to up-styling your home or decorating a celebratory table this Christmas, Mum Central is here to help you harness your inner interior decorator. With gorgeous products from dusk and a few simple rules you’ll fast be the talk of the town with your stylish, festive flair! Here’s our domestic-goddess cheat sheet to nailing Christmas 2016! If...