48 Hour Flash Sale - Prices from £1.19 @ M&M Direct

by Luschka van Onselen in Deals on 20 December, 2014 at 10:03 pm

48 Hour Flash Sale  - Prices from £1.19 @ M&M DirectM&M Direct shoppers should pop over to the website now, as there's a 48 hour flash sale on as we 'speak' with prices from £1.19 (for admittedly whacky key rings!) and plenty of savings. Standard delivery is £3.99 but won't be with you for Christmas - for that you'll need to order by Monday and pay the £5.99 express delivery.

Some of the biggest savings are on things like i-Pad cases for £3.19, and women's trousers and skirts reduced to £3.99. Women's vests and tops from £1.59 are also a massive saving, as are summery wedges for £5.59.

For the kids, clearance books start at £1.59, which is great if you're already buying other things, what with delivery and all. The clothes for kids also start at £2.39, which is the price of the school shoes above too.

In terms of clothes this is obviously a summer stock clearance, but the bargains are worth having a bit of a look, really!

Sale Now On @ Kiddicare

by Lisa Hayes in Deals on 20 December, 2014 at 7:38 pm

Sale Now On @ Kiddicare

Kiddicare have started their big 'January' Sale across all departments today. There are reductions in Pushchairs, Car Seats, Nursery and Bedding, Feeding and Babycare, Highchairs, Monitors and Safety and Toys.

The reductions vary a lot between areas, some being more than 70% (some of the toys) and others having only a 20% reduction (for example some of the bedding).

Just having a quick look through I found a couple of really good bargains, for example the Cot Beds start at only £94 now, and there are some good reduction on Highchairs including a Booster Seat for £14.99.

Kiddicare offer Free Delivery when you spend over £29.99, and they also offer a Price Match Guarantee so that if you do find your item cheaper elsewhere you will not find yourself out of pocket.

The other main baby suppliers don't seem to have started their major sales yet, but as soon as the last delivery dates for Christmas pass expect them to follow. There should be some great bargains around very soon - let us know if you find any!

Christmas Mr Men Single Duvet Cover Set £7 @ Asda

by Lisa Hayes in Deals on 20 December, 2014 at 6:02 pm

Christmas Mr Men Single Duvet Cover Set £7 @ Asda

How cute is this? Asda have this exclusive Christmas Mr Men design Single Duvet Cover Set, and it's now half price reduced from £14 to just £7. It's also reversible so you have two patterns to choose from!

There was a similar Little Miss set at the same price but that is out of stock online, though it might be worth a quick look if you are in store.

There are also matching fleece blankets in both Mr Men and Little Miss, also at half price, now £3.50!

The Mr Men Duvet Set has Mr Happy, Mr Strong, Mr Tickle and Mr Bump plus lots of Christmassy snowflakes, candy canes, Christmas puddings and gingerbread men. The other side has the Mr Men playing in the snow.

If you're not putting these away for next Christmas and want them now you can either do Free Click and Collect or pay £4.50 for next day delivery - the standard delivery will not get them to you until after Christmas.

Kid's Craft : Homemade Wrapping Paper

by Lisa Hayes in Misc on 20 December, 2014 at 4:31 pm

Kid's Craft : Homemade Wrapping Paper

The kids only finished school yesterday and already I'm getting "I'm bored Mum, there's nothing for me to do", so we made some Christmas Wrapping Paper.  It didn't cost a penny and now we have something really special to wrap Daddy's Christmas present in.

I'm a fan of easy peasy crafts, so we made a thumbprint reindeer pattern. All you need is white paper, some paint, a black pen, and a red pen or red glitter glue.

First we mixed up some brown paint. We always have some left over pots of paint from craft kits and we mixed some red and green to get a muddy brown. Then Edward did lots of thumbprints all over the paper.

Kid's Craft : Homemade Wrapping Paper

When they were dry he drew on eyes, a mouth, and some antlers with the black pen and used the glitter glue to make a sparkly red nose. We have some red ribbon that I saved from a gift set last year that will finish off the gift really nicely. (I'd wrap it now to show you but the noses aren't dry yet!)

Kid's Craft : Homemade Wrapping Paper

We had also made Reindeer and Snowman Christmas Cards in the same way so that he had something special to give to his best friends.

You could go the way of potato printing to make the pattern if you prefer, and it would certainly make the paper a lot neater! Either way is fun for the kids and a nice way to make a gift look very special and personal.

Girls Tartan Onesie Now £4.50-£5 @ Matalan

by Heidi Scrimgeour in Deals on 20 December, 2014 at 4:00 pm

Girls Tartan Onesie Now £4.50-£5 @ Matalan

Call me a meanie old Mum if you like (yeah, I dare you...) but we don't do the whole Christmas Eve box thing in our house, and I see little point in forking out for 'festive' pyjamas for the whole family that the kids will no doubt refuse to wear just a few weeks later on account of it not being Chistmas any more.

ANYWAY. I'm not actually looking for a fight, in spite of how this post has started BUT if you DO do a Christmas Eve box and you've yet to kit everyone out in the Chrimbo jammies, then check out this adorable red tartan girls onesie from Matalan.

It has sold out in ages 10-11 and 12-13 but there seems to be plenty still in stock in ages 4-5, 6-7 and 8-9.

It's made from 100% polyester, and standard delivery is £3.95. Alternatively you can opt to use Matalan's free 'Click and Collect service' and it'll be delivered to the branch of your choice for no extra charge.

This item is part of various 50% off deals running at Matalan right now, and if you need them in time for Christmas you can order up until Monday 22nd January and opt for next day delivery at £4.95.

Orders over £50 will be eligible for free standard home delivery.

With thanks to goonertillidie @HUKD.

Vital Baby Trainer Cup - 75p @ Amazon

by Lisa Hayes in Deals on 20 December, 2014 at 3:25 pm

Vital Baby Trainer Cup - 75p @ Amazon

The Vital Baby Trainer Cup is usually for sale at around £3.99, but the blue colour is now selling for only 75p!

We don't know how long they will last at this price but this is an amazing bargain for a baby trainer drinking cup, and the other colours are still on sale at £1.99 each.

This is a soft spout two handled trainer cup, suitable for baby's from 6 months of age, with a spout cover for hygiene. The cups come with a two-way valve so that baby to prevent spills, or the valve can be removed so that the cup can be used as a free flow cup.

My eldest had these cups, and we just got rid of the valves and let him use them as free flow cups straight away, and he took to them really easily. I wish I had found them for this price though!

The Vital Baby Trap-A-Snack* is also on sale for the same price so you could grab yourself some bargains for baby today!

Thanks to tobis @ HUKD.

Stocking Fillers From 50p Plus Free Upgrade To UK Mainland Express Delivery @ Dotcomgiftshop

by Heidi Scrimgeour in Deals on 20 December, 2014 at 3:00 pm

Stocking Fillers From 50p Plus Free Upgrade To UK Mainland Express Delivery @ Dotcomgiftshop

Still got some online Christmas shopping to do, and worrying that you've left it too late?

Well hop over to Dotcomgiftshop where, if you're having items delivered to the UK mainland, you can upgrade to Express delivery completely free of charge.

Alas, Northern Ireland, the Highlands and islands don'tt qualify... Grrr.

You have to order by 12 noon on Monday 22nd December to qualify but there are heaps of bargains and unusual toys and trinkets to choose from.

How about Poppy's Playhouse Kitchen for just £4.95 - the reviews are lovely, and it seems like the sort of item you won't find elsewhere.

These cute Funny Face Pens are just 50p right now, and this pack of assorted doughnut lip glosses is just £1. And these party time pencil erasers are just 10p!

You need to have a good rummage around to find the best bargains but there are loads to be found, so make a cuppa and settle in for a spot of stress-free online Christmas shopping, with free Express delivery - woot!

 

 

BARGAIN Frozen Gifts from only 79p! @ B&M Retail

by Lisa Hayes in Deals on 20 December, 2014 at 2:02 pm

BARGAIN Frozen Gifts from only 79p! @ B&M Retail

For those of you who live near a B&M store you are in luck. They have just got loads of new  Frozen gifts in store, and they are such great prices that it is definitely worth a trip into store to grab some of these. Some of them like the Elsa Styling Head and the Pull Apart Olaf are the lowest prices we have seen! Some of the gifts have even been reduced, and there are tons of stocking filler gifts for less than £3!

B&M do not offer online shopping as they are a bargain retailer, but you can see the products that are in stores on their website. You do need to bear in mind that availability will vary from store to store, but the one I went in this morning had a massive display of new products right by the front doors and most of the items listed online were there.

There are stocking filler chocolates and stationery from 79p that are much cheaper than elsewhere - the Frozen Mega Colouring Book is selling for around £3 and in B&M it's £1! There's a really cute little wash bag for £1.99, the Frozen Memory Game is reduced to £2.99, and the Frozen Cushion has now gone down to £3.99!

The Elsa Styling Head is only £12.99 when the cheapest I have seen it is £15! And the Pull Apart Olaf is also £12.99!

There are also some new products that I hadn't seen before like the Secret Diaries, the Jewellery Maker Kit (fab at £6.99) and the Frozen Ball Pit!

There really are some low prices to be had in B&M bargains on Frozen gifts, especially with the stocking filler items. If you have a Frozen fan and can brave #PanicSaturday then see what you can find in your local store.

Star Wars 2015 Annual £1 (Was £7.99) @ Amazon

by Heidi Scrimgeour in Deals on 20 December, 2014 at 2:00 pm

Star Wars 2015 Annual £1 (Was £7.99) @ Amazon

A Christmas stocking isn't a Christmas stocking until you've added an annual, in my opinion. And Star Wars fans should be pretty delighted to find this in their stocking on Christmas Day. Normally £7.99, the Star Wars Christmas Annual is just £1 at Amazon right now.

I'm not going to claim to have any clue how this works, but apparently it features augmented reality. Let's just move on to what one customer has to say about it:

"This is an entertaining volume, in the British tradition of Christmas Annuals, aimed at younger Star Wars fans and older collectors. Its 64 pages of content include 8-page sections on each of the six films, each comprising a page of plot summary and a facing page of quizzes and puzzles, with the remainder of the book taken up with more two-page information sections each with a page of illustrated text and a facing page of puzzles, quizzes and the like."

Delivery will free if you're a Prime customer, otherwise you'll need to add enough other items to your basket to make your total spend up to £10 in order to qualify for free delivery.

I am resisting to end this post with 'May the Force be with you'. Oops.

£5 Off Perfume & Aftershave When You Spend £20+ @ Tesco Direct

by Nada in Deals on 20 December, 2014 at 11:51 am

£5 Off Perfume & Aftershave When You Spend £20+ @ Tesco Direct

Be quick! All the good stuff is selling out fast! Tesco Direct are offering £5 off when you spend £20+ on fine fragrances. It applies on single bottles and not on gift sets. If you wish to purchase more than one, then place separate orders as it'll only take the £5 off once. Click and collect to save on the £3 postage charge and guarantee it under your tree in time.

This is normally the best time of year to grab yourself or your loved one a bottle of perfume or aftershave. With these savings at Tesco Direct you would be silly not to. There's some really popular scents included in the offer and some already have significant amounts of money off already!

Like: Nina EDT 50ml* reduced from £31.50 to £21. Go to checkout and £5 is taken off automatically, making it just £16! Or Marc Jacobs Bang Bang for Men* reduced from £31 to £20.67. Checkout price is just £15.67.

Thanks to ellie27 @ HUKD

Koo-Di Pop-Up Bubble Cot £28.49 Delivered @ Amazon

by Nada in Deals on 20 December, 2014 at 11:33 am

Koo-Di Pop-Up Bubble Cot £28.49 Delivered @ Amazon

Are you staying with family over the festive period? It's such a pain in the butt having to fill the boot of the car with the travel cot. Thankfully there's compact ones like the Koo-Di Pop-Up Bubble Cot. This normally sells for around the forty pound mark, and if you can get it sub thirty-five you are laughing. Amazon are currently selling it for £28.49 and this is by far the cheapest I have seen this. In fact the very same one is £40.49 at Asda Direct.

The Koo-Di Pop-Up Bubble Cot does come in lots of colours but only the aubergine is this ultra low price. It's a nice dark purply tone and would suit either boy or girl.

You may be wondering what age group this is for, and it's six to eighteen months, roughly. It weighs just 2.2kg and is an absolute breeze to put up and down. How many travel cots can you say that about? You get a padded mattress and a zip-up mosquito net.

These are so handy when you are staying with people and they really don't take up much room at all, up or down.

Hands-Free Feeding For Baby: Genius or Wacky Invention?

by Nada in Misc on 20 December, 2014 at 10:40 am

Hands-Free Feeding For Baby: Genius or Wacky Invention?

I just had to show you guys this, I am in awe. Did you know about hand-free feeding for babies? My son Daniel is now nine months old and has gotten to that point where he will hold his bottle himself. It's obvious that some person or company out there has recognised that some babies cannot do this for various reasons, disability, prematurity and others.

So what do they actually do?

They allow baby to be fed upright, which is what is recommended by experts, thus helping eliminate colic.  You will be able to securely hold your baby with two hands whilst the bottle it sat beside you.  It can be used for twins or multiple babies, which means that again you have use of your hands. Apparently, it can help reduce ear infections too. Wow!

After some research online these bottles seem to be a great aid for little tots with a disability, which makes this amazing invention a great thing in my eyes.

Amazon sell these bottles made by two different brands: Podee Hands-Free Baby Bottle* at £27.55 and Clevamama On the Go Feeding Bottle* at just £5.99.

What's your thoughts on this? Head over to our Facebook page and let us know!

Glitch! Order Unlimited Watches for FREE @ The Brilliant Gift Shop

by Karen McGinn in Deals on 20 December, 2014 at 10:18 am

Glitch! Order Unlimited Watches for FREE @ The Brilliant Gift Shop

I'm not going to spend too long talking about this one, except to say it's a MASSIVE Glitch! As you know these never last long so HURRY!

Order as many watches as you like (IN MULTIPLES OF 2) and they will all be reduced to FREE in your basket. Add the code AYYK9 and delivery is FREE too. You can also opt for Collect+ or next day delivery which will cost £6.50. These were originally £16, reduced to £8 but not sure anyone really cares that much when they're now free!

Thanks to kimmy14 ,saintscouple and all other posters @ HUKD!

Stocking Filler Bargains Starting From 50p @ Halfords

by Nada in Deals on 20 December, 2014 at 9:38 am

Stocking Filler Bargains Starting From 50p @ Halfords

When you think of Halfords you think of bikes and motoring "stuff" not stocking fillers. That is maybe why they have amazing reductions on LOADS of cool items to stuff those stockings with. Plus it's not all tyre pumps and furry dice either. Items start at a piddly 50p and there's some great novelty items for the whole family. It's definitely worth a scope.

Everyone needs novelty Moustaches* and Sideburns* in their stockings right? Both have £3.50 off making them just 50p! Items like this are always great fun especially when you stick them on the baby! What about some novelty Oil Drum Shower Gel*? That too is reduced from £4 to 50p.

This pack of three Jelly Belly Air Fresheners* are a bargain at £4, considering they are normally £10. I paid £3 for one out of Asda two weeks back! They make the car smell fab.

Some of the items are for delivery, but some are only reserve and collect. My advice is to reserve and collect for FREE so you can collect them from your local Halfords store in time for Christmas day.

Bosch Tassimo T12 Vivy TAS1202GB Hot Drinks & Coffee Machine £35 @ Amazon/Tesco

by Nada in Deals on 20 December, 2014 at 9:17 am

Bosch Tassimo T12 Vivy TAS1202GB Hot Drinks & Coffee Machine £35 @ Amazon/Tesco

Tassimo coffee machines have never been more popular, so when we found this particular model for just £35 at Amazon and Tesco we just HAD  to share. If you have been looking for a coffee pod machine and have been wondering which one to buy then Tassimo is certainly one of the more affordable options, when factoring in the price of machine and pods. What is really exciting is that this particular Bosch Tassimo T12 Vivy TAS1202GB machine can actually be had for the monetary equivalent of £17.50 at Tesco Direct, as it is included in Clubcard Boost. If you don't have points then you might want to consider Amazon with their FREE postage.

Confession time! I have this particular coffee machine and I paid £50 for it, thinking that was a great price. It certainly gets used in this house, I tell you. Whether it's when we have guests or just my morning eye opener, it is used daily. The pods can be picked up in most supermarkets, even the smaller ones, plus they are nearly ALWAYS on offer.

This machine has a water capacity of 700ml which is enough for a few cups or several espressos. It knows what temperature, amount of water and brew time each different drink type needs.

To save on £3 postage charge at Tesco Direct, you can click and collect for FREE or just order it from Amazon, and they will deliver it for FREE. Don't forget to check how many Clubcard points you have though, as this could work out an even better bargain!

Thanks to Pinkchick1987 @ HUKD

 

Mega Bloks Skylanders Crushers Pirate Quest 2-in-1 Play Set £15 @ Very

by Nada in Deals on 20 December, 2014 at 8:54 am

Mega Bloks Skylanders Crushers Pirate Quest 2-in-1 Play Set £15 @ Very

I know we are all sick of the sight of toys, after having to spend hours trawling the shops then taking equal amount of time to wrap them. BUT and it is a big BUT, this toy is a serious bargain. Very aren't necessarily known as a "cheap toys retailer" but every now and then they chuck out a gem, and this is one of those. You can get the Mega Bloks Skylanders Crushers Pirate Quest 2-in-1 Play Set for just £15 from Very. Considering this cost £50 originally, that is on heck of a saving! £35 to be precise. Note that this sold out mega fast at £14.99 at Smyths, and it's still much dearer at other retailers.

Take a child's favourite game characters plus a popular construction toy brand and what do you get? Amazing profit. Think Minecraft/Lego, this is down the same road really. Except it's much, much more affordable.

This Mega Bloks Skylanders set is a very reasonable size, so don't think you are getting a box that will fit into one hand, like you would with Lego.  In fact you get a whopping 314 pieces, that make a Pirate Ship and mini dock, or even a large dock if rearranged.

Select Collect+ to save on delivery charges and you then have the convenience of collecting it when you can. Which is better than missing couriers or postmen.

I Love You To The Moon And Back Necklace & Pendant £8.74 Delivered @ Florence Scovel

by Luschka van Onselen in Deals on 19 December, 2014 at 9:43 pm

I Love You To The Moon And Back Necklace & Pendant £8.74 Delivered @ Florence ScovelI've not personally used Florence Scovel before, but I have a few friends who have, and when this offer came up in my Facebook feed, I was in love and I'm sure many of you will be too! Florence Scovel are selling an 'I love you to the moon and back' necklace and pendant for £4.99, with £3.75 delivery in 2 - 4 days which I'm hoping means I'll get it delivered before Christmas.

We all know the classic love story between a bunny and his mother (or is it father?) - I guess Big Nut Brown Hare could be either? - and this pendant is a throwback to that.

The pendant is silver-plated, engraved with the message,  'I love you to the moon and back,' and the necklace itself is 45 cm in length. The pendant itself is 3.3 cm and weighs 14 grams.

It's a lovely little gift, full of meaning and evoking beautiful emotions.

Florence Scovel have a lot of jewellery in their overstock sale, and it's well worth looking at.

Reindeer Pyjamas £3 - £3.50 @ Tesco F&F

by Luschka van Onselen in Deals on 19 December, 2014 at 8:55 pm

Reindeer Pyjamas £3 - £3.50 @ Tesco F&FTesco F&F are selling these superbly cute Reindeer Pyjamas for £3 or £3.50 depending on size. There's free click & collect and you'll still be able to collect before Christmas eve, but time is running out. It's probably a little late for guaranteed standard delivery, but for £5 you could have next day delivery.

The sizes on this one are a bit limited, with three sizes available for 2-3, 3-4 and 5-6 year olds, and while the description mentions 'him', I could quite happily see my girls prancing around in these.

If you were so inclined there are also Santa or Reindeer slippers for £1.50, here* and here* but again, stocks are dwindling on this.

These aren't pure cotton, but are 'cotton rich' long sleeved pyjamas, presented in a gift ribbon. They have a crew neck for comfortable on and off, and comfortable bottoms with an elasticated waist.

They should be a cute addition to a Christmas eve box!

Thanks to beth25 at HUKD

Pets for Christmas? Oh, Go On…

by Heidi Scrimgeour in Features on 19 December, 2014 at 8:00 pm

Pets for Christmas? Oh, Go On…

Everyone knows you’re not supposed to give your kid a pet for Christmas.

It’s irresponsible and ill-considered, and the novelty of pet ownership is likely to have worn off by New Year’s Day.

But having just watched my kid’s reaction to the early arrival of his Christmas present - a cute little Russian dwarf hamster named Gimley (you have to be a Lord Of The Rings fan to get the joke) - I’ve got to say that a pet might be one of the best presents I’ve ever given anyone.

Most of us grew up with the old ‘A dog is for life, not just for Christmas’ campaigns, so we know all about the fact that way too many pets end up abandoned and unwanted after being given as presents.

But this wasn’t a decision we took lightly. We’ve had cats - we live in the countryside and they simply ran away - and we’ve debated at length about whether our lifestyle could cope with a dog. With three kids and two working parents we pretty much have full plates as it is.

But when I strolled into my local pet shop during a Christmas shopping expedition the other week and spied these cute little furry guys, I just couldn’t resist. I’ll admit that the fact they take up minimal space and don’t live for decade might also have swung my decision to broach the subject with my son of asking Santa for a hamster.

He was excited beyond words, but nothing could have prepared me for the thunderbolt of joy that seemed to shoot through him when his Dad arrived home with a hamster cage in his arms.

No matter what other treats or toys he gets on Christmas Day, nothing will compare with the look on his face when it dawned on him that it wasn’t just an empty cage.

Now I’ve also got to stress that this pet is my kid’s responsibility. It’ll live in his room, he’ll be the one to feed it and clean out its cage, and he is under no illusions about that. I’ve explained in no uncertain terms that I won’t be stepping in to take care of Gimley in the event that my son loses interest or gets bored of picking up tiny little bits of dwarf hamster poo.

And because of that, I can confidently say that if you’re thinking of getting your child a pet for Christmas, I reckon it might be one of the best decisions you could ever make.

I love the way the prospect of having a pet is encouraging my kid to grow up a little bit; to consider things like whether chucking his stuff all around his room might be a habit that needs to be curtailed now that he’s sharing his space with a furry friend.

I love the way getting the thing he has dreamt of for years lit him up inside. When my time comes to shuffle off this mortal coil I’m pretty sure I won’t remember many of the gifts I gave my kids at Christmas, but there’s no way I’m going to forget that little face when his Christmas wish finally came true.

So yes, a pet is for life and not just for Christmas. But did you know that dwarf hamsters only live for a couple of years? Just saying…

£10 Off When You Spend £50 on Gift Experiences, Flowers or Hampers @ Asda

by Lisa Hayes in Deals on 19 December, 2014 at 7:59 pm

£10 Off When You Spend £50 on Gift Experiences, Flowers or Hampers @ Asda

If you are looking for a gift that is a little bit different, and that can be bought at the last minute without ever having to brave the crowds then maybe a Gift Experience could be what you are looking for. Asda now have a special offer that makes this even more affordable. You can get £10 off when you spend £50 or more on Gift Experiences or Flowers with the code GIFT50.

They offer Spa and Beauty Experiences starting from only £15, Driving Experiences from £39, and Hotel Breaks from just £40. I always thought this type of gift was much more expensive, but I was pleasantly surprised at how affordable they are. I also had no idea that they were sold by Asda!

Click here for Gifts and Flowers @ Asda

  • Discount: £10 Off
  • Valid on Selected Gift Experience and Flowers
  • Minimum Spend: £50
  • Expires: Midnight 24th December 2014
  • Code: GIFT50

You can browse the Gifts by recipient (Men, Women or Couples) to give you ideas. What's really great is that if you leave it to the very last minute you can order the gift on Christmas Eve after the shops have all shut and get it sent by evoucher even on Christmas Day! You don't have to get it sent by evoucher, but you need to leave a little more time if you would like to hand over a physical voucher on Christmas Day, but it's a great option for last minute purchases.

Some of the most popular Gifts are a 2 Night Hotel Break at £89 using the voucher code, the Double Super Car Driving Blast at £50, a Thames Lunch Cruise for 2 at £58, or for more active types there's even a Weekend Segway Rally for 2 complete with photo at only £49.

There are a few exceptions to the discount code and you can see them all here. (Most disappointing that the Fawlty Towers Dining Experience isn't included - I quite fancied that!)

The 'Gifts' that the £10 off voucher can be applied to include Hampers and Flowers, and they can all be found on the main link above.