UK MNer with a child aged 5 - 8? Sign up here to test Banjo Robinson - a personalised pen pal experience - £300 voucher to be won

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LucyBMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 24-Mar-20 14:02:09

Recruitment for this product test is now closed

We’re looking for Mumsnetters with at least one child aged 5 to 8 to test Banjo Robinsons’ personalised pen pal experience with their children. Banjo Robinson is a magical, globetrotting CAT who sends proper, paper post (and creative activities!) to children twice a month, from exciting destinations around the world!

Over the course of the product test, testers and their children will receive:
- Banjo Robinson’s map of the world (with initial letter)
- 2 personalised letters
- 2 personalised sticker sheets
- 2 sketch pages (for colouring in)
- 2 reply pages
- 2 reply envelopes
- 1 recipe card
- 1 city map

Here’s what Banjo Robinson has to say: “Banjo Robinson is a magical, globetrotting CAT who sends proper, paper post (and creative activities!) to children aged 5 to 8, twice a month, from exciting destinations around the world! Children can write back to Banjo and leave their replies under the sofa for overnight collection by 'Cat Mail’. Our website allows parents to add a paragraph to the end of the next letter their child receives (PS message), so that Banjo can answer their questions, reference their recent achievements, or simply send love and encouragement.

Each delivery includes a personalised letter from Banjo (now written by children’s author, Anna Kemp!), reply stationery, a colouring-in activity, personalised stickers, country facts, and a recipe from each country. Children also receive a big, beautiful map of the world poster with their first letter - they can add country stickers to this as they follow along with Banjo’s world tour!"

***Developed by teachers, parents and children’s authors. A tool for reading, writing, geography, history, culture, languages, encouraging empathy, creative activities, and quality time with parent and child, away from screens.***

Selected testers will be asked to complete the following simple tasks:
1. Add a personalised PS message that is unique to your child when submitting your form online.
2. Take any replies from your child out from under the sofa after they have gone to bed (just like the tooth fairy would!).
3. Send a second personalised PS message for the second letter your child will receive.

After testing the pen pal experience for one month (two letters from Banjo!), you will be required to give your feedback on a thread on Mumsnet as well as completing a short survey. All testers who leave the required feedback will be entered into a prize draw where one MNer will win a £300 voucher of their choice (from a list).

If you’re interested in taking part, click here to sign up.

Thanks and good luck!

Insight Terms and Conditions apply

*You can also get 50% off a 3 month subscription using the code: BANJOLOVESMN at the checkout, on the Banjo Robinson website. This includes a big, beautiful map of the world to follow along with Banjo on his travels and six deliveries!

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PollyPocketLucyLocket Tue 24-Mar-20 17:53:38

Form completed. Thank you

TheOtherSideOfTheMountain Tue 24-Mar-20 18:13:13

Done, thank you

MrsLJ2014 Tue 24-Mar-20 20:57:10


olbndansmummy Tue 24-Mar-20 21:12:03

Would love to try this thanks

PenguinsCantFly Wed 25-Mar-20 06:56:18

Oooh done! I've been considering Banjo for a while so would love to try it out smile

DobbyTheHouseElk Wed 25-Mar-20 17:42:59

I was in the last product test and it’s fab. Unfortunately the novelty wore off after a while. But I’d recommend it.


ursuslemonade Thu 26-Mar-20 05:46:08

Oooh my dd would love this!

FloatOn Thu 26-Mar-20 12:45:02

This sounds great.

beccacooluk79 Fri 27-Mar-20 15:45:49

Wow my kids would love to be part of this fun! grin

kungfupidge Fri 27-Mar-20 17:06:57

this looks great x

MadameJosephine Fri 27-Mar-20 18:59:42

Done -sounds just up my DD’s street

KTMP16 Fri 27-Mar-20 22:09:00

This seems like a great idea to learn about different places around the world....i think my 6yr old would find this fascinating! We would love to trial.

izak01 Sat 28-Mar-20 05:40:48

Hi there! I would like to know a little more information, since I consider it to be a very interesting topic movies123

morethanacondiment Sat 28-Mar-20 19:44:50

My penpal when I was a kid never wrote back so this is the perfect opportunity to live vicariously through my own children grin

torthecatlady Sun 29-Mar-20 12:56:52

I did this last time it was a product test and thoroughly recommended it! Dss really loved it.

claza93 Thu 02-Apr-20 19:18:04

Perfect! Need something to occupy my seven year old!

Jaderice21 Fri 03-Apr-20 17:21:00

fab my emily would love smile

NewPage Fri 03-Apr-20 17:40:16

Thank you

InspectorAlleyn Fri 03-Apr-20 20:21:38

Super excited about this!

prisonofficersareimportanttoo Sat 04-Apr-20 08:40:58

Yay! Dd2 will be thrilled. I’m so excited for her.

munchbunch12 Wed 08-Apr-20 12:41:46

I've heard that DD has been picked, yippee!! However, the email I've received says the first letter will be sent out tomorrow, 09/04/20, is expected to arrive 11/04/20 (Easter Saturday) and I have to reply to them online by 11pm on 12/04/20. I'm a bit concerned that due to Covid-19 and the Good Friday Bank Hol we won't receive the letter on Saturday 11/04, and the next post delivery day after this is Tuesday 14/04. @LucyBMumsnetLucyBMumsnet do you havr any advice on what to do if this happens?

LucyBMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 08-Apr-20 16:19:04

Hello @munchbunch12,

Hope you are well and thanks for your question. While Banjo HQ are confident that this is an accurate ETA, please give consideration to the volatility of the postal service at this time. If you have not received your first letter by Wednesday 15th April please get in touch and let us know. If we believe there will be a significant delay, we will be in touch with all testers.

Banjo HQ have asked that all testers add a PS message to the second letter. Banjo will email you with instructions on how to do this and when you should do this by on Saturday 11th April.

Hope this helps and have fun testing!

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ursuslemonade Wed 08-Apr-20 20:55:52

Lucy I've checked my e-mail and I'm thrilled to see that we have been selected,however it was sent last week and I should have filled out the questionnaire by last Sunday 😮 Does it mean we have missed out on it?

LucyBMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 09-Apr-20 12:20:25

Hi @ursuslemonade,

Thanks for your question. The deadline for filling in personalisation details has been extended to 11pm on Sunday (12th April) so you'll still be able to take part! We have just sent an email to all testers who did not fill in their details by the previous deadline with some more information smile

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