The early bird wins prizes with this Aussy summer alarm!


Summer in Australia is finally here. It’s been a long and awesome winter, but there is something about the summer that gets us really excited (except the waves, the waves are always better in winter!).


This is a sponsored post brought to you by Nuffnang and McDonald’s Australia.


The Australian summer is all about making the most of your day and spending many hours outside. Whether that’s getting up early to enjoy a good three hours of play before work, taking your lunch break outside or knocking off on time for an evening swim with friends. Summer means sunshine, laughter, friends and just good times. The Australian summer lasts a really long time; I guess that’s why people seem happier here than in the UK. There is actually something called seasonal-affective disorder a.k.a winter depression. None of that in Australia but definitely something I have experienced in rainy London doing indoor activity after indoor activity (aka the pub!).


It can be tough to transition from winter to summer, establishing that wake up early routine. My strategy is to leave my East-facing blinds open so the sun comes through and zaps me, reminding me of the summer moments to be had outside. This normally happens before my phone alarm goes off. My alarm then becomes this snoozing device trying to nudge me out of bed… quick wave check on the surf cams and I’m off. Alarms are a necessary evil that I’m thankful for.


The travel bug

Enter competitions… you never know what you might win!


I don’t know about you but I never win prizes for anything (except I once won a Volkswagen 1972 Beetle, called ‘The Travel Bug’. That was awesome). I do enter competitions and sometimes play the lottery but recently I haven’t won anything. My friends on the other hand, just came back from an all expenses paid surf trip to Morocco for posting a pic on Instagram. So there are prizes are out there people, you just gotta play the game!


In the interest of celebrating summer moments and everything that is rad about making the most of your day in the sunshine, McDonald’s is launching the Macca’s Prize Alarm App to help Australia get out of bed and enjoy summer. There are over 4 million prizes to be won, including a ShotBox camera, headphones, a Runtastic tracking watch, a helicopter flight, a stakeboard, Surfstich vouchers, attraction passes and gift cards.


All you have to do is download the app (if you’re on mobile click this iPhone link or Android link for direct download), set an alarm and wake up to find out if you have won (chose from 6 different sounds). There’s no need to go into a restaurant, make a purchase or even wake up early. You’ll get the chance to win prizes for setting the alarm and getting a kick start to make the most of your day – WINNING! The Macca’s Prize Alarm App is something to check out if you want to make the most of summer and have the chance to start your day with something else to be stoked about. Good luck! Terms and conditions apply.


Maccas prize alarm


Download the app on this iPhone link or Android link


This is a sponsored post brought to you by Nuffnang and McDonald’s Australia.


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Hiya, I'm Alexa. Always on some sort of adventure! I'm excited to share my stories & introduce you to other rad women, also living the dream.
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