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NOW CLOSED Take part in a survey about your online shopping habits - £250 Amazon voucher up for grabs!

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KatieBMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 23-May-12 10:10:52

Casabu the flash sales website for parents, would like to know what's important to you when shopping online for you and your DC.

This survey is open to all UK MNers who have at least one child aged 0-6 years, or who are pregnant. You must also have shopped online for yourself and/or your child(ren) in the last six months.

Everyone who takes part in this survey will receive a code which entitles them to £5 off two separate transactions at, everyone will also be entered into a prize draw where one winner will receive a £250 Amazon voucher.

To take part in the survey click here

Thanks and good luck with the prize draw.


EauRouge Wed 23-May-12 10:36:46

Where do I put my MN name? There are 2 boxes at the end and one says 'email' but the other is blank- is that where it goes?

KatieBMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 23-May-12 10:55:36

Hi EauRouge, the top box is for your MN nickname this has been corrected now - thanks for letting us know.

ProfCoxWouldGetIt Wed 23-May-12 15:36:41

Hi - I stupidly forgot to take note of the discount code for taking part, and if I try to reopen the survey it puts me back to the surveys page - can anyone help? (please?)

KatieBMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 23-May-12 15:38:24

ProfCoxWouldGetIt I'll PM you with the code

FrankWippery Wed 23-May-12 16:36:02

Me too please KatieBMumsnet. Wasn't thinking. As usual. Thanks.

nickelbarapasaurus Wed 23-May-12 16:53:30

why do you always do amazon vouchers?

there are other online shops available, you know (y'know, those that pay tax in this country and aren't trying to kill retail in this country...)

just sayin'

I like to enter these comps, because of the survey, but I'm always reluctant to because of the Amazon prize. sad

nickelbarapasaurus Wed 23-May-12 16:53:59

(Katie - your MN name looks like Katie Bumsnet. <snigger>)

EauRouge Wed 23-May-12 16:56:52

Nickel, glad it's not just me grin

Pm for me too please KatieB. I fear you may regret doing a survey reward like this especially if you have to check we've completed it before you send the code out. grin

Fukuisaurus Wed 23-May-12 18:13:07

Done smile

TimeForMeAndDD Wed 23-May-12 18:50:12

I've completed the survey but wasn't given a code, I was just directed back to the MN insight page. Did I miss it? confused

latrucha Wed 23-May-12 19:17:09

DOH. Mee too. Done survey; need code (you could put a note in to say write it down!)

janek Wed 23-May-12 19:45:55

where was it written? i didn't see it either, just got sent back to mumsnet survey page.

also that wasn't a 'quick' survey. took me ages. is that just because i don't know much about 'flash' 'online' 'sales'?

ohmeohmy Wed 23-May-12 19:49:53

Missed it too, duh

mumah Wed 23-May-12 21:14:50

I missed the code too... Bah.

GreatGooglyMoogly Wed 23-May-12 21:30:09

Done, but there seemed to be a rogue tick box in question 7!

AnnMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 23-May-12 21:47:17

OK have added a note before the's just before the prize draw box.
Katie will pm those asking on the thread tomorrow!

Thanks greatgooglymoogly

Nickel...sorry if Amazon isn't for you. Don't let it put you off doing the survey as you don't have to enter the draw.

debka Wed 23-May-12 21:49:01


But I have no clue what a Flash Sales Website (or whatever it was) is..... dumbass

MyDogShitsMoney Wed 23-May-12 21:54:44

Done! <I will win one of these eventually, I will!>

Hulababy Wed 23-May-12 21:54:55

Missed the bit about a child aged 0-6y
Completed survey but DH is too old for me to qualify.

grumpleteaser Thu 24-May-12 06:47:24

Another one here who missed the code thingy...

MardyBra Thu 24-May-12 08:19:37

Yes I wasn't sure what a flash website was. Is it like Groupon?

Or is it a highly dodgy site featuring older men in grubby raincoats?

KatieBMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 24-May-12 09:35:51

Thank to everyone who has completed the survey so far, I have sent those of you who missed the voucher code a PM.

If anyone else has missed it, the code it casabuMN5

Casabu has provided this definition of a flash sales website:

"Flash Sales are a limited-time offer of highly discounted products. You have to log in to Flash Sales sites because the deals are only available to members (but its free to join). New sales start every day and run from 24 hours to 7 days. Once you join, you get an email every morning telling you about the new sales that are on and you can then click through and shop for deals."

DamselInDisgrace Thu 24-May-12 09:41:54

It might have been worth asking if we wanted a flash sales website at all (assuming they meant adobe flash rather than flash in the 'a bit snazzy' sense). Having a flash website is a bit daft, as people using iPhones and iPads can't access it. Why would you want to limit the number of Internet users who can access your site? I do almost all my online shopping from an iPad, and I'm probably not alone.

DamselInDisgrace Thu 24-May-12 09:42:52

Ah, so they meant something completely different. Oh well.

Pekka Thu 24-May-12 10:39:32

(Damsel - you have made my day! grin )
I did the survey, must admit I have never heard of Casabu. Must go and check the website.

nickelbarapasaurus Thu 24-May-12 11:52:23

Ann - of course i have to enter the draw shock

free gift is free gift even if it is nasty amazon wink

nickelbarapasaurus Thu 24-May-12 11:53:14

and if you draw my name out, you're not allowed to put it back... smile

nickelbarapasaurus Thu 24-May-12 11:54:29

no Flash Sale means it's a sale that has a really big discount for a really short period of time. (in theory)

AnnMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 24-May-12 12:38:11


notcitrus Thu 24-May-12 13:14:02

Just as well I read this thread as otherwise would have thought it was about Adobe Flash on websites. Which I hate.
Though this sounds like Groupon and other sites that promise discounts but in reality just clog up my life with spam, sorry, carefully selected mail... I wish sites had a 'don't mail me more than once every 3 months' option - selecting either daily or weekly mails doesn't count IMO.

KatieBMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 24-May-12 13:46:16

Casabu has asked me to let you know if anyone has been having problems with the voucher code, they have fixed it and the code casabuMN5 will now be working.

dutchjennie Thu 24-May-12 14:38:55

There was no code, I feel this was quite a cynical ploy to get our email addresses, or is that just me? There's not even a link to their website or a thanks for taking part in the survey. I better not be bombarded with emails as I have NO interest in any Groupon like websites at all...

KatieBMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 24-May-12 14:49:27

Please don't worry dutchjennie we're not passing on your email addresses, the only email address we will pass on is that of the prize winner and this is only so the Amazon voucher can be sent. The discount code was at the end of the survey, which I have copied here for you:

"16. Thank you for completing this survey. All data will be kept confidential. To enter the prize draw where one winner will receive a £250 Amazon voucher please add your details below. These details will only be used to select and notify the winner and not for any other purpose. You will not receive any marketing as a result of this survey.
As a thank you to everyone who has taken part in this survey, Casabu would like to offer you a £5 off voucher code for - at the check out please use the code: casabuMN5 (if you want to use the code make a note of it now!)

This voucher code can be used on two separate purchases, so in total you could get £10 off."

Gauchita Thu 24-May-12 15:34:33


links for the survey aren't working - I just go round in circles between this page and another MN page.

TheOtherHelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 24-May-12 17:34:12

HipHopOpotomus - it's because you've already filled in the survey so it won't let you go back in - it will just direct you to the end page which is the MN insight page. Do you need to go back in to change something?

The3Bears Thu 24-May-12 21:53:54

done smile

thanks (I have no memory of doing survey!! crikey!)

southlundon Fri 25-May-12 10:32:39


(Even if we don't have to say 'done'. I get confused confused)


ninja Fri 25-May-12 18:59:23

I missed the code too blush

Babieseverywhere Fri 25-May-12 19:01:04


bogeyface Fri 25-May-12 20:05:41

One question about the site that wasnt asked in the survey

"Would you sign up to a site that you couldnt browse before entering email info etc?"

No I wouldnt, which is why I havent. I like to make sure the site will be of interest to me before I sign up to it and not just hand out my personal info to marketeers!

bogeyface Fri 25-May-12 20:06:10

Go back to the survey and scroll to the bottom, code is there smile

SleepyFergus Fri 25-May-12 21:27:05

I missed the code too....

keepmoving Fri 25-May-12 21:39:28

I missed the code too. Tried to go back but just go round in circles grrrr...

The code is further up this thread. confused

Mibby Sat 26-May-12 12:35:31


valuesausages Sun 27-May-12 08:14:43

I am disappointed that the "flash" element of this website wasn't explained properly. I sign upo to groupon, and in theory wouldn't mind being a member of another similar website - but casabu has very limited stock. I have now logged in and will get bloody annoying emails about the same 12 items of fairly expensive stock.


jaffajiffy Sun 27-May-12 11:21:31

The topic title looks like you're asking if I have a child who is aged 0-6 or is pregnant.
And there's no reason why a site shouldn't or can't show you what you're missing by not becoming a member before making you sign up.

AnnMumsnet (MNHQ) Sun 27-May-12 18:41:53

jaffajiffy - have tweaked - thanks!

Blatherskite Sun 27-May-12 18:53:42

I missed the code! sad

asuwere Sun 27-May-12 21:03:49

totally agree with bogeyface I went to the site but I refuse to sign up to something before I know if it's worthwhile. Surely they could let you see the offers but you can only get access to them if you sign up/log in? Really puts me off.

hermioneweasley Sun 27-May-12 21:21:43

Wow, have checked put the website. They seem to have less than 100 items, but all fairly similar and really expensive. No wonder they are drumming up business. Forking out £250 for all that advertising and market research - what an absolute bargain we are!

Done. Also checked out the website, I had never heard of it before, and they don't seem to have much at all...

MoaningMicroraptorRoarsAgain Mon 28-May-12 12:32:09

Done. Had a look at the website - I can't see anywhere that tells you what the delivery charges are. And in the terms and conditions it states they are registered for VAT - the VAT number is .....big blank space.

They are rather off putting. Goods look nice but luxury looking stuff by brands I haven't heard of don't tempt me. And still expensive.

Blatherskite Mon 28-May-12 12:35:13

I had a look at the website but you can't see anything unless you sign up - and I'm not signing up until I can see what they've got.

Not impressed at all

DanyTargaryen Mon 28-May-12 12:46:49

Bollocks! I missed it too, help? grin

FondleWithCare Mon 28-May-12 15:29:42


KatieBMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 28-May-12 16:56:52

Thank you to everyone for your feedback so far. Casabu has asked us to post this in response to your queries:

"1. We hear the feedback on the barrier that the sign-in page poses and this is helpful - we are thinking of ways we can show more about what's on the site than we currently do before asking for email and other details. We have to keep the detailed information about our sales behind a login as we are always cheaper than you can find the same products elsewhere and our brands are concerned about the pressure placed on other retailers if we advertise our prices more widely.

2. I appreciate that the product offering seems small - to us it seems big (!) but then we are very close to day-to-day operations and it's good to know how it's perceived by others. We are only a month and a bit old so we are still ramping up our offering. We want to make sure that we get the service right before we increase the number of sale - we really don't want to mess up by going too big too soon and so far have been able to deal with all of our customer queries very personally. We will have 2-3 times as many sales on in the next 4 weeks and up to 5 sales a day (35 a week) within the next 4-5 months and sale duration will come down to 3 days (i.e. there will be around 700 products on sale each week).

3. We carry a range of brands - some expensive, some more affordable - and it's definitely our intent to have 'something for everyone' but because our sales are transitory, there won't necessarily be something for everyone in every sale we run. We are always cheaper on like-for-like than you can find on the internet but we won't necessarily be competing with store-brand products on price all the time.

4. Although £250 is the prize draw reward, Mumsnet charges a fee for running the survey and allowing us to ask you for your opinions directly. This fee represents a significant part of our budget at the moment. We are making the investment because we think its important to ask what women want and hear what they have to say about what we are doing and shape our business accordingly. Your feedback is really valuable to us!"

KatieBMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 31-May-12 09:31:42

Thanks to everyone who took apart in the survey, we've done the prize draw and the winner is BoBoo congratulations! I'll PM you with the details.

TheOneWithTheCrown Thu 31-May-12 09:33:13

Bugger. I never win these things. Well done BoBoo smile

TheOnlyWayIsEnfield Thu 31-May-12 21:26:56

The delivery charge for the item I was going to get is £3.95. I tried another item (much bigger and heavier) and the delivery price was the same. Is it me, or is the delivery charge too expensive? What's wrong with signed for? I have to say, I find it annoying how some sellers hide the delivery charge until you are at the checkout, but I suppose once you have ordered one thing you would know for next time.
It made me think twice about getting the item, as I wouldn't have spent the money at all unless I had done this survey, and with the delivery charge applied, the voucher code seems insignificant. The item may be cheaper than I could get it elsewhere, but arguably if I don't buy it then it is even cheaper!

TheOnlyWayIsEnfield Thu 31-May-12 21:28:58

Thinking about it, I guess I would find it helpful to have delivery options, so I don't feel I have to go for what I perceive as an expensive delivery charge. Hope that is useful feedback?

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