Black Friday Day 2 Deals @ Asda

by Lisa Hayes in Deals on 28 November, 2014 at 9:46 pm

Black Friday Day 2 Deals @ Asda

If you feel brave enough to attempt to join the queues tomorrow morning for the second day Asda's 2 Day Black Friday event, then there are again some bargains to be picked up in store.

I suspect there will a lot of people hoping to grab one of the £89 Tv's and the cheap tablets as there are some great technology deals. In Toys Asda have the Crazy Coupe for £29, and Nerf Hailfire for £20.

Here's the list Asda have given so far:

  • Polaroid 32" TV - £89
  • Archos 70 7" Tablet - £29
  • XBox One Console, Call Of Duty Advanced Warfare, Sunset Overdrive, & XBox Live Gold 3 Month Membership - £329
  • Skylanders Trap Team Starter Pack for XBox One - £29
  • Zoostorm 7.5" Windows 8 Tablet - £69
  • Little Tikes Crazy Coupe £29
  • Nerf Hailfire £20
  • Black & Decker 18V Drill & Accesories - £39
  • LG BP135 Blu Ray Player - £34

Again the Black Friday webpage at Asda promises lots of other deals on the day, and includes a list of participating stores. If you don't fancy joining the crowds tomorrow then join us here instead (I changed my mind about being outside Asda at 8am on a Saturday).

20% Off Everything @ Thorntons

by Lisa Hayes in Deals on 28 November, 2014 at 9:07 pm

20% Off Everything @ Thorntons

Hands up who needs some chocolate after all this shopping? Yes, me too. Luckily I just got an email from Thorntons saying that this weekend they are offering 20% off EVERYTHING with the offer code DEAL20, including items already on offer!

Click here to shop @ Thorntons*

  • Discount: 20%
  • Expires: Mon 1st December
  • Offer Code: DEAL20

Everyone who knows me knows that I always appreciate something sweet, which is why I'm on the Thornton's mailing list, but then again who doesn't like chocolate? Chocolates are still one of the most popular gifts to give at Christmas, and with this offer you can shop for all the family in one place.

Thorntons have stocking fillers from 95p, Gift Boxes from £5, Hampers from £20, as well as toffee, fudge, and all sorts of other amazing goodies.

The best thing about this offer is that it also works on items that are already reduced - there are Chocolate Boxes reduced from £10 down to £5 that are only £4 using the code!

It also stacks with the existing 3 for 2 Mix & Match and 2 for £25 offers that they have on Christmas Gifts too - you could get 3 of the £10 Champagne Truffle Boxes for £16 instead of £30! (That's just an example, but they are my favourites.)

Thorntons Standard Delivery is £1 on all orders over £30, otherwise delivery is from £3.95. If I've made you really hungry they also offer a next day delivery service too.

Click here to see Thorntons Voucher Codes.

6 Pcs Happy Santa Claus Tableware £5.99 @ eBay

by Luschka van Onselen in Deals on 28 November, 2014 at 8:17 pm

6 Pcs Happy Santa Claus Tableware £5.99 @ eBayTaking a break from Black Friday for just a moment, how cute is this 6pc Happy Santa Claus Tableware. If you're having a lovely Christmas lunch or dinner, they'll make for a brilliant themed table, I think! Delivery is free from the UK or you can collect from Argos too.

The six piece set consists of 3 Santa jackets and 3 pairs of trousers, with an open slot to slip the cutlery into.

They are made from polyester cotton, but there's no definite info as to whether they're washable. I'd imagine a light wash won't hurt though.

Anyway, I saw these and thought they were cute ... but back to Black Friday now. As you were ;) 

HURRY! Black Friday Up To 50% Off @ Kiddicare

by Lisa Hayes in Deals on 28 November, 2014 at 8:11 pm

HURRY! Black Friday Up To 50% Off @ Kiddicare

There have been so many amazing deals to tell you about today that I nearly forgot about Kiddicare!

They have selected 24 products that include essential purchases for new or expectant parents and have slashed the prices by up to 50% for today only, so you need to be quick if you want these!

There are Kiddicare Baby Walkers in Pink Blossom* or Blue Planes* have been reduced by 50%, from £39.99 to only £19.99.  There are also matching patterned Highchairs down from £34.99 to £24.50 again in Pink Blossom* or Blue Planes*.

The Kiddicare Strollers in Pink Cherry Pop* or Blue Little Pilot* are reduced from £29.99 to £21.

The Hush Comfort Baby Monitor* is down from £29.99 to just £18.

Other items are a cot, cot mattress, travel system, bedding bales,changing mat, travel cots, a pushchair, another stroller, a baby changing unit, several footmuffs and a reclining chair with stool.

Each item requires a code to be entered at checkout - either BF30, BF40 or BF50 according to the item, and each is clearly labelled to show which discount is applicable.

Kiddicare offer Free Delivery on orders over £29.99, or charge from £2.99 for orders less than that.


The Only Gift Any Mother Needs This Christmas

by Heidi Scrimgeour in Features on 28 November, 2014 at 7:00 pm

The Only Gift Any Mother Needs This Christmas

So, it’s nearly December.

Maybe you had all your presents bought and wrapped by the end of the January sales, wrote all your cards in July, and have already planned the purchase and decoration of your Christmas tree with military precision.

(If yours is already up I don’t even want to hear about it. It’s NOVEMBER. Suffice it to say we could never be friends in real life.)

Or maybe the very mention of the fact that Monday marks the start of December is enough to bring you out in a cold sweat. There are a myriad of reasons why that might be the case. Maybe your finances aren’t in the greatest shape, or your own health or that of someone you love is a major cause for concern this Christmas. Maybe your relationship with your partner has seen better days, and you’re wondering if this might be the year that you finally call it quits. Or maybe you don’t have a supportive partner around, and you’re feeling the pressure of handling the kids at Christmas on your own.

Now I don’t meant to get you down - I hope that for every one of you reading this with a heavy heart there are twice as many with reasons to feel cheerful this December.

But whatever the exact details of your circumstances, I know everyone has something that they would change this Christmas, if they could. Nobody’s life is perfect, and no other occasion brings that quite so sharply into focus like Christmas can.

The TV adverts, the present catalogues, the shops full of stuff nobody really needs, all dressed up to make us feel as though our lives are somehow incomplete without more of it. The pressure to spend, make, give, do and be so much more than many of us can really handle. I don’t know about you, but I’m already tired of it. So this Christmas I’m giving myself the gift of not trying live up to anyone’s ideal of the perfect mum anymore.

It’s a gift I think we could all do with sharing. I only have to glance around at my friends at the school gates to happen upon lives marked by the kind of sadness and stress that no-one wants to deal with at any time of year, but especially not at Christmas. So if that’s you, and you’re wondering how to get through the festive season without freaking out, know this: you’re not alone; and it’s ok that your life doesn’t look like something straight from Pinterest. Mine doesn’t either. And neither does hers, or hers. Heck, even that mum who you’d secretly love to be more like probably has a chaotic pile of laundry hidden behind that seemingly perfect veneer.

Nobody’s life is perfect, and the sooner we wise up to that and stop comparing our lot to those of people who seem to have it more together than us at Christmas, the sooner we might actually be able to enjoy a touch of festive cheer.

It’s ok if your heart’s breaking or your finances are falling apart or your family life leaves a lot to be desired. Just do yourself a favour this December and go easy on yourself. You might not be able to change your circumstances, but you can certainly increase your capacity to cope by throwing off the burden of trying to live up to perfection.

And if none of this resonates with you then please, don’t write off these words and assume I’m talking nonsense. Delve a little more deeply with your friends and family; be open to the possibility that not everyone around you is feeling as full of festive cheer as you are this Christmas. Then do what you can to spread a little of your own Christmas magic, since you’ve got some to spare.

Invite someone out for a glass or two of Christmas fizz and pick up the bill if you got more than you need this month. Offer to mind a friend’s children for a couple of hours so she can catch her breath and ready herself for Christmas. For one afternoon lay all the merriment and mayhem aside and just be with your kids, mindful of the fact that no toy or present in the world can really compare, in the eyes of a kid, with the joy of a parent’s undivided attention.

And when the stress bubbles up and you start to panic about all that’s required of you this month, repeat after me: I am giving myself the gift of not trying live up to anyone’s ideal of the perfect mum. That’s all I really need this Christmas.

Peppa Pig Playhouse With Mat £15 @ VERY

by Luschka van Onselen in Deals on 28 November, 2014 at 6:59 pm

Peppa Pig Playhouse With Mat £15 @ VERY VERY have a Peppa Pig Playhouse with a play mat on sale for £15, usual RRP£30. It's one of the hourly offers, and it's just live now. The Peppa Pig Playhouse with mat is on sale at Toys R Us for £24.99.

The Peppa Pig Playhouse should be pretty popular.

It has a carry handle and mat lets little ones take their favourite character with them wherever they go.  This playhouse folds open to reveal the family living room, bedrooms, bathroom and more with endless hours of play options.

It also comes with figures of Peppa, George, Mummy Pig, Daddy Pig and a range of accessories.

The play mat is ideal for floor play, including a detachable carry handle so they can carry it from place to place.

Little Tikes Light Up Cozy Coupe £32 Delivered @ Studio

by Nada in Deals on 28 November, 2014 at 4:16 pm

Little Tikes Light Up Cozy Coupe £32 Delivered @ Studio

The Little Tikes Light Up Cozy Coupe is part of the Black Friday Deals Event at Studio24 today. It is selling for just £27 plus a £5 delivery charge. This is a different version from the original toy car.  I would expect the classic version to be this price on a deal but this is a light up one.

This Little Tikes Light Up Cozy Coupe has a working horn, you just know that's gonna get on your nerves, but your little one will LOVE it. It will be pressed no less than forty times a minute.

On the roof of the Cozy Coupe is a working spotlight. The door opens just like the classic version and it also has the stoare at the back for teddy or dolly to join the ride.

Batteries are required for the light and horn, but these are included. Why can't all toys come with there own batteries? This is suitable for children aged one and over.  I am tempted to snap up this bargain now, even though Daniel has a wee while to go before he is one.

One Direction 16" Cruiser Bike £65 @ VERY

by Luschka van Onselen in Deals on 28 November, 2014 at 3:59 pm

One Direction 16" Cruiser Bike £65 @ VERY

VERY's offer of the hour is this fantastic 16" cruiser bike for £65. It's normally £130, but it's available for £99.98 and above everywhere else I can find it.

My kids are too young to be ga-ga over anything that isn't a cartoon character, but I'm told that young ladies everywhere love these guys, which makes the 16" cruiser a great deal.

It has a fully adjustable seat and handlebars so this cruiser bike can be adapted as your child grows for a long lasting design. The brakes on the front and rear mean they can control their speed and it gives you peace of mind when they’re out and about. With tough pneumatic wheels and a robust frame this One Direction bike is built for hours of play and plenty of adventures.

The fully enclosed printed chain guard has a printed picture of Niall, Zayn, Liam, Harry and Louis, which fans should enjoy.

There’s also printed 1D graphics across the frame and an I Heart One Direction slogan on the centre bar. 

Disney Frozen Crystal Single Rotary Duvet Set £14.53 Delivered @ Amazon

by Nada in Deals on 28 November, 2014 at 3:47 pm

Disney Frozen Crystal Single Rotary Duvet Set £14.53 Delivered @ Amazon

Who says you have to buy just toys for Christmas? Why not buy your child some fun bedding? I struggle to buy toys year in year out because my kids are spoilt and have pretty much everything. My eldest son has asked for a clock and a rug for his bedroom, so I reckon it's okay to buy them bedding. The Disney Frozen Crystal Single Rotary Duvet Set is just £14.53 at Amazon just now, and this includes FREE Super Saver delivery.

This Disney Frozen Crystal Single Rotary Duvet Cover is reversible. Which means you get two different looks for the price of one. On the top is a picture of the Frozen sisters, Anna and Elsa, flip it over for a pretty pattern of the sisters and Olaf.

You get a matching pillowcase, that goes with the duvet cover no matter what way up it's facing. Both items are made from 100% microfibre, which means it is safe to wash in a machine at forty degrees and it can be tumbled dried on a low setting.

Thanks to Mrfun1981 @ HUKD

Fun Tech Toys 2 For £18 @ MyMemory

by Lisa Hayes in Deals on 28 November, 2014 at 3:12 pm

Fun Tech Toys 2 For £18 @ MyMemory

Online retailer MyMemory have entered the Black Friday madness with this really great offer on fun technology toys for kids.

The offer includes toys ranging from £9.99 to £13.99 if bought individually, so to get 2 for £18, including Free Delivery is a nice saving.

The Hexbug toys are the ones that caught our eye here. The LED Hexbug Aquabot with Bowl, Hexbug Warriors Battling Robots, and the very wriggly Hexbug Larva are all included in the offer.

There are also some amazing kits to build that will occupy your youngsters whilst also providing them with a fun toy at the end of their efforts.

These toys are aimed at children, but as is often the case I think Dads will be occupied "helping" to set these up on Christmas morning.

Teksta T-Rex £30 @ Amazon

by Lisa Hayes in Deals on 28 November, 2014 at 2:47 pm

Teksta T-Rex £30 @ Amazon

This toy is one of the most wanted this Christmas, and today the price has been dropped from a massive £59.99 to only £30 at both Amazon and Tesco Direct! It's still selling for £48 at Asda and £49.99 at Smyths Toys, so £30 with Free Delivery is an amazing bargain.

Tesco dropped their price first, and Amazon have price matched them but with the website problems that Tesco Direct are having today with the huge traffic caused by the Black Friday shopping events I would be inclined to try Amazon. I can't even give you a link for Tesco as I can't get on their website right now (or indeed at all today!)

If your kids have asked for this then chances are you already know all about it, but for those who aren't aware the Teksta T-Rex is a real robot who responds to your voice, actions and motions. You can control him with an app on your Apple iPad or Android device. He has an artificial intelligence program so he will roar, cry, whine and change his eye patterns in ways to show how he's feeling. T-Rex has state-of-the-art sensors to know if he's being petted, fed, talked to, and played with.

This sounds like an amazing toy, and at Half Price now is a good time to cross it off the Christmas list.


Spiderman Table & Two Ottoman Storage Seats £19.99 @ Toys R Us

by Nada in Deals on 28 November, 2014 at 2:38 pm

Spiderman Table & Two Ottoman Storage Seats £19.99 @ Toys R Us

Kids get SO many toys for Christmas that sometimes we want to buy them something a bit more practical. This Spiderman Table with two Ottoman Storage Seats fits the bill. It's practical but fun at the same time. Plus it doubles up as storage as well as a nice little sitting place for your little ones. Get it from Toys R Us for just £19.99, reduced from £49.99 as part of their Black Friday event.

This Spiderman Table & Two Ottoman Seats comes flat packed, ready for your fair hands to assemble. I am not sure if it's made from wood or not, but it has one review online that gave it five stars.

The seats double up as storage boxes, perfect for little toys or craft equipment to be held in. Each Ottoman seat has a lid too. It's blue and red with a Spiderman theme. It would make a nice little table for children to sit and eat at or to draw.

Postage costs are £4.95, and we are unsure as to whether your local Toys R Us will be honouring this price in store.

Silver Cross Classic Toy Pram - Damson £50 @ VERY

by Luschka van Onselen in Deals on 28 November, 2014 at 1:59 pm

Silver Cross Classic Toy Pram - Damson £50 @ VERY Very has hourly offers on today and the hottest one for 2pm is a Silver Cross Classic Pram reduced from £100 to £50. It's currently on sale for £75, which is comparative to the Woolworths and half the price of the £100 it's going for at K&Co.

This beautiful toy pram is a traditional style and features a realistic pull up hood to keep the sunshine off your child's favourite dolly when they pop out for a stroll. There's a co-ordinated shopping basket underneath for all those essentials like toys and accessories, while the fully adjustable handle has a maximum height of up to 88 cm, so it grows as your child does. There's even a colour coordinated parasol and bag.

The pram folds flat for easy storage too.

The handle on this is adjustable to a height of 88 cm and it suits a doll up to 50cm.

Black Friday 80% Off Sale and Free Delivery Over £10 @ The Book People

by Lisa Hayes in Deals on 28 November, 2014 at 1:39 pm

Black Friday 80% Off Sale and Free Delivery Over £10 @ The Book People

The Book People always have some fantastic prices, and they have today combined two offers - they have a Big 80% Off Sale AND  when you use the voucher code BLACKFRI you also get Free UK Delivery when you spend over £10!

Some of the best-sellers in the sale are ideal for stocking fillers. They have the Frozen* book for £3, the Lego Play Book* is also £3, and David Walliams' Awful Auntie* for £5.

There are children's books and sticker or activity books from only £1, and 2015 annuals start from only £2! The £2 Annuals are all ones that my 5 year old would be so happy to get, and most places are still running a 3 for £10 offer but at the Book People you could get 5 for £10 with Free Delivery!

Some of the best selling items are the Children's Book Collections, which make amazing gifts either as they are or split up to make gifts for several people. The ever popular Julia Donaldson Collection* of 10 books is £10, the Peppa Pig* 10 book collection is also £10, the 5 book Aliens Love Underpants Collection* is only £7.

If you want something super Christmassy then the Winter Wonderland Collection* is 10 books for £11.99, and includes the gorgeous 'Sam's Snowflake' which we have to read every Christmas Eve.

There are a massive 1300+ books in today's Black Friday sale @ The Book People, and I've only managed to look at the Children's section highlights so far before reaching for my purse! More stocking fillers on their way.

The Sale goes on until Monday but the Free Delivery code is only valid TODAY.

Thanks to goonertillidie @ HUKD


by Nada in Deals on 28 November, 2014 at 1:26 pm


Are you after a console for the whole family to share? Here is a cracker of an offer on the Wii U Just Dance 2014 Bundle from eBay Seller ShopTo. Get The Wii U console, with THREE games: Nintendoland, Just Dance 2014 and New Super Mario Bros for just £149.99. That's an incredible price for all of this.

I don't know about you but I associate games consoles as an anti-social pastime. Since the original Wii was released I must admit, it can really be an activity enjoyed by the whole family.

This particular Wii U console comes with THREE bright and cheery games, so you don't need to worry about whether they are brimming with sex and violence. Some of the Xbox games have me aghast and I am no prude.

Along with the THREE games you get : Wii U Console White, 8gb Internal Flash memory, Wii U GamePad White, Wii U GamePad Stylus, Wii U GamePad Cradle, Wii U GamePad Stand, Wii U AC Adapter, Wii U GamePad AC Adapter, HDMI Cable (1.5m) and a Sensor Bar. There's certainly plenty there for your buck.

Thanks to ettienem1001 @ HUKD

Children's Shoe Sale Plus Extra 25% Off (With Code) @ Jones Bootmaker

by Nada in Deals on 28 November, 2014 at 12:56 pm

Children's Shoe Sale Plus Extra 25% Off (With Code) @ Jones Bootmaker

Holy moly! Just when I thought shoe sales couldn't get any better than the one Clarks is running just now. Sorry but Jones Bootmaker have smashed it out of the park with this tremendously cheap shoe sale. There's heaps of branded shoes too like Converse, Nike, Crocs, Start-Rite, Joules and much more. Enter the Jones Bootmaker discount code CYBER in at the checkout and it'll take an extra 25% off.

Since stock is VERY cheap, sizes are limited to the point of one or two being available per style of shoe. Have a good look though and I am sure you will find a bargain in the correct size, as the selection is VAST.

Here's my top finds from Jones Shoemaker:

Start-Rite Fetch Ankle Boots Was £27, now £19, use the code and they are only £14.75. The Crocs Handle It Rain Boots are just £11.25 with the code.

There's a selection of Joules Wellies for just £12.75 each when you use the code. The choices are Scary Fish*, Blue Tractor*, Green Tractor*, Multi Mix* and Blue Spot*.

Postage is £2.95 or collect for FREE from your local Jones Bootmaker store.

QUICK! 20% Off until 3pm @ River Island

by Lisa Hayes in Deals on 28 November, 2014 at 12:40 pm

QUICK! 20% Off until 3pm @ River Island

For their Black Friday offering River Island are offering 20% off all full priced products in their online store until 3pm today when you use the code TREAT28 at the checkout.

Click here for River Island*

  • Discount: 20% Off
  • Valid on: Full priced products only
  • Expires: 3pm 28/11/14
  • Code: TREAT

You could use this to get some gorgeous gifts, something beautiful to wear to the Christmas parties, or they have a great range of kids and baby wear so that your little ones can be super smart for all the festivities. They even have some extremely stylish Christmas Jumpers, with not a musical flashing reindeer nose in sight.

River Island offer Free Click and Collect from store or home delivery is from £3.95.

Click here to see River Island Codes in our Voucher Section.

Thanks to bargainbux @ HUKD

Barbie Malibu House £49.99 @ Amazon

by Lisa Hayes in Deals on 28 November, 2014 at 12:03 pm

Barbie Malibu House £49.99 @ Amazon

Luckily this is not a Lightning Deal, but it is only available TODAY! Amazon have the Barbie Malibu House for a fantastic price of £49.99 including Free UK Delivery. Although most places are selling it below the RRP of a huge £99.99, Amazon still has the best deal on this.

Although Barbie has been knocked off the number one girls' toy spot by those Frozen girls this year, she still is a massive favourite with children everywhere, and if you have girls the chances are you also have a variety of Barbie Dolls living in your house too.

This is a very beautiful and grand house for Barbie, a two storey dream house with 6 rooms equipped with stylish furniture and accessories. I love the spiral staircase and the chandelier in the entrance hall - both are fabulous Barbie pink of course!

There's also a  special "technology feature" -  if you place your smartphone in a holder in the house you can activate the mini-TV feature. Dolls houses have certainly come a long way since I was a girl!

The set includes the house, bed, closet and shower, vanity table, dining table, two chairs, sofa, coffee table, translucent chair and additional accessories themed for the kitchen, dining room, bedroom and bathroom. Barbie dolls are not included, and this is suitable from 3 years upwards.

Thanks to Jakirrr21 @HUKD.

How To Order Those Black Friday Bargains From Tesco WITHOUT THE STRESS

by Nada in Deals on 28 November, 2014 at 11:10 am

How To Order Those Black Friday Bargains From Tesco WITHOUT THE STRESS

If you have been trying to snap up those Black Friday bargains on the Tesco Direct website, then chances are that you resemble the picture above. Us Playpennies ladies have the perfect solution for you.

  • Firstly, make yourself a cup of tea and put your feet up.
  • Reach for the phone and dial 0800 323 4050‏
  • Select from the options on the call, to put you through to the correct department
  • Speak to the lovely Tesco Direct call handler, and request to place an order.
  • Simply tell them what you wish to order, and follow their instructions.
  • The phone call will last only two to three minutes and you will be smug as you have saved yourself hours of stress!

What about other sites that Black Friday has broken?

 Call 0345 640 1010

Make sure you know the catalogue number(s) of the product(s) you wish to reserve and your store number (3 or 4 digit code), which you can find in our store locator or at the back of the Argos catalogue. Then call 0345 640 1010 and follow the simple steps.

Text the catalogue number followed by either your postcode, store town name, or number. Make sure there's a space between them (For example: 5003727 HA46LL, 5003727 Woking or 5003727 108) and text to 61201 If the item isn't in stock, we'll text you when it's available. Texts are charged at a standard rate.


UPDATED! Quick! Child Spiderman Bike £8 @ Tesco Direct

by Nada in Deals on 28 November, 2014 at 10:24 am

UPDATED! Quick! Child Spiderman Bike £8 @ Tesco Direct

If you are having problems on the Tesco Direct website then ring 08003234050, follow the options to buy, and as to purchase product number 798-8309. Are you sat there thinking that you cannot afford a bike for your little one? Fear not, get this Spiderman Bicycle for just £8 from Tesco Direct. That's right £8. Be quick, because there sit is heaving and this will sell in ultra fast time. This was £30, so you are saving £22.

The Tesco Direct site is VERY slow today, as you can imagine, with bargains like this, people are flocking to it.

All I can tell you at present is that it is a child's 10 inch bicycle in a blue and red Spiderman theme. It's suited as a first bike for a small child and it has stabilisers that can be removed once your child can ride the bike.

Thanks to Kezzerio @ HUKD