Valentines Day Gift Ideas

Valentines Day Gift Ideas

Valentines Day Gift Ideas

Valentines Day Gift Ideas

It’s that time of year again when people with romantic feelings towards someone take the time to celebrate Valentines Day. Saturday 14 February in Australia.

So what Valentines Day gift are you getting for her, or for him? A box of chocolates, dinner for two?

Well here’s a few of the best Valentines Day gift ideas Gift Of The Month Clubs has to offer:

Valentines Day gift ideas for her

Flowers. What girl wouldn’t love to receive a bunch of flowers every month delivered to her home or office? So we went looking for an answer to this question and found a study saying 99.99% of girls  would like to receive a bunch of flowers from their other half every month. Source: Of course guys :)

Flower Of The Month Club

Valentines Day gift ideas for him.

Beer. But we’re not just talking about any old type of beer. We’re talking about craft beer. You know, the type with no preservatives in it and is carefully hand crafted by micro breweries across Australia in small batches with flavor on top of flavor. Ah that type of beer. So if you want to give him a memorable Valentines Day gift this year we suggest a membership to the Beer Of The Month Club. It’s a gift where members receive a different pack of hard to find craft beer every month for 3, 6 or 12 months. Cant go wrong.

Beer Of The Month Club

Or why not give your Valentine a gift you can enjoy together. Like a membership to the Wine Of The Month Club where members receive a bottle of wine or two every month from boutique wineries. Great gift idea.

Wine Of The Month Club

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Still looking for the best Valentines Day gift ideas?
Go to Gift Of The Month Clubs

 

 

Are Beer Giants Blocking Craft Breweries?

Consumer advocacy group CHOICE has recently knocked SABMiller, owner of the Fosters Group and Carlton & United Breweries by claiming they are blocking small micro craft berweries from obtaining tap space at local pubs and clubs throughout Australia.

Fosters Group

Fosters Group

CHOICE made these claims after receiving copies of Fosters contracts which state Fosters is the “exclusive supplier” of all light draught beer, low carbohydrate beer and most notably all specialty and craft beers, spirits and ciders.

Its not a secret Fosters offers licensed pubs more money and incentives to stock Fosters and Carlton & United beer brands exclusively. But is Fosters and other big breweries using unlawful anti competitive tactics? So the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has started investigating Australia’s wholesale beer sales to detemine if there is any unlawful conduct by beer giants blocking rival beer brands.

Large brewing companies have acquired craft breweries over recent years such as Little Creatures which is now owned by Kirin. Other “craft beer” brands include James Squire (owned by Kirin), Fat Yak (owned by SABMiller, the second largest brewing and beverage company in the world) and Matilda Bay (SABMiller).

Craft beer insiders say the majority of establishments selling beer have contracts with one of the top three beer companies. “I’ll go in to a bar and the publican will love our craft beer but say they cant sell it because they’ve got exclusive contracts with one of the big brewing giants”, said Peter from Wayward Brewing.

This means Australian craft breweries can only sell their beer in bottles. But the problem is the majority of beer sold in Australia is poured on tap. “It would be great if there wasn’t such a thing as tap contracts and every pub was independent.”

However Jeremy Griffith from Carlton & United Breweries said it was a long standing practice for establishments to enter in to contracts for the provision of beer, wine and spirits. And said publicans do this because they get discounts from the brewery, investment and more. And says around 70% of Carlton & United Brewery on premise clubs and pubs are not operating under exclusive contracts.

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Looking for a gift?
Give someone a membership to the Beer Of The Month Club where members receive a different pack of hard to find craft beer from micro breweries every month for 3, 6 or 12 months

 

American Sniper. Great Film or Propaganda

We checked out the American Sniper for the Movie Of The Month Club over the weekend with little knowledge about the story and can report we didn’t leave disappointed.

American Sniper

American Sniper

Bradley Cooper plays the starring role as ex Navy Seal Chris Kyle. Sienna Miller co starred as his wife and the film was directed by Clint Eastwood.

The story of Chris Kyle was that he became known as “the legend” for his service to his country during the Iraq war over four different tours of duty. And Bradley Cooper brought a real and convincing performance to the role.

It seemed like a real enactment of what it must have been like and was based on a true story. But critics are calling it propaganda for the United States military and we felt this at stages throughout the film with America being shown as the good guys and the enemy the bad.

But our review remains the same. Because it was  a great, great film that kept us glued to the screen from the start to the finish. A must see type of film that is now the highest grossing war movie in box office history that will surely move Bradley Cooper to the top of Hollywood’s leading men.

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Looking for a gift?
Give someone a membership to the
Movie Of The Month Club. Or buy a Double membership
for double the fun

Valentines Day Flowers

Valentines Day flowers are a wonderful gift for women.

But what about Valentines Day gifts for men?

“Giving is just as good as receiving,” says Sam from Gift Of The Month Clubs, “and can be even greater if you follow the law of giving and receiving as written in the Seven Spiritual Laws of Success by Deepak Chopra.”

Flower Of The Month Club
Give your Valentine a membership to the Flower Of The Month Club where members receive a different bunch of florist designed flowers every month for 3, 6 or 12 months