Minnie Mouse Rain Mac £8.00 Was £12.00 @ Asda George

by Heidi Scrimgeour in Deals on 26 July, 2014 at 1:59 pm

Minnie Mouse Rain Mac £8.00 Was £12.00 @ Asda George

It pains me to write about rain macs after the run of glorious sunshine we've all been enjoying, but this Minnie Mouse rain mac is half price at Asda right now, reduced from £12.00 to just £8.00.

They only have it in stock in two size - 1-1.5 years and 1.5-2 years, so I plan on popping one away for my little lady to wear this Autumn.

In three reviews, customers have rated this 3.7 stars out of a possible 5 stars, and here's the most comprehensive review:

"This coat looks realy lovely, my grandaughter when she saw it (4 years old) thought it was perfect, fit was a just a little too big which is what I wanted, I had ordered next size, but the hood is rubbish, it only went half way across her head and was very tight around the neck and although ske is tall for her age she is by means fat, so I guess they just ran out of material!"

Probably not one to wear in a serious downpour, then, but you could always add one of these umbrellas!

Standard delivery from Asda is £2.95 so this can be yours for £10.95 delivered.

Alternatively, select the free click and collect option to pick this up at your nearest branch of Asda if you'd rather not pay the delivery charge.

Get 2 Burgers For £10 With This Printable Voucher @ Gourmet Burger Kitchen

by Heidi Scrimgeour in Deals on 26 July, 2014 at 1:27 pm

Get 2 Burgers For £10 With This Printable Voucher @ Gourmet Burger Kitchen

Throughout August you can treat yourselves to 2 handcrafted burgers for £10 at Gourmet Burger Kitchen, simply by downloading this voucher and presenting it in person when you place your order.

The menu is pretty pricy - burgers range in price from £7.95 to £12.25 - so you could save a pretty penny with this voucher, depending what you order. The voucher only covers your burger, though - fries and drinks are not included.

Gourmet Burger Kitchen has partnered with Absolute Radio, so 10p from every voucher redeemed will go to raise funds for Shelter. 

I'm not a mega burger fan but I have to admit that the cheese and bacon burger that I sampled recently at a Gourmet Burger Kitchen was pretty darned delicious. Their sweet potato fries were awesome, too.

You can click here to find your nearest branch of Gourmet Burger Kitchen.

I'm actually grateful for the fact that I don't live near a Gourmet Burger Kitchen though, because I might be tempted to spend a lot of time there this month, if I did!

Casdon Talking Self-Service Checkout £10 @ Boots.com

by Nada in Deals on 26 July, 2014 at 11:34 am

Casdon Talking Self-Service Checkout £10 @ Boots.com

We all loath them in real life, but they are the future of the supermarket apparently. Self-service checkouts with their electronic annoyance. I guess it was inevitable that they would be made into a role play toy. After all, kids love the real deal in the supermarket.

Boots.com have the Casdon Talking self-service checkout at £10 just now. With an original price of £20, this is half price. In comparison it’s £16.99 on Amazon, £19.99 at the ELC, £19.99 at Argos and £16.99 at Tesco.

This role play set is quite impressive in detail, with it’s light sensor for scanning food, chip and pin device, paper receipts and voice commands. Let’s just hope that it isn’t as annoying as the real deal.

It comes with pretend food, pretend money (notes & coins) and, a pretend credit card. How cool is that? This set isn’t huge but is large enough to give a good enough effect of a supermarket self-serve checkout.

I feel a lot of role play toys are geared towards girls, but this is suitable for both genders. There’s hours of imaginary fun to be had with one of these. For £10, I think it’s worth it.

It’s suitable for age three and above. Why not get organised for Christmas whilst it’s such a good price, or pop one away for any birthday parties that are coming up.

Collect from your local Boots store for £1.95 (free if you spend £20 or more) or pay £2.95 to have it delivered to your door.

Disney Mickey Mouse Bodysuit & Hat Set £5.99 Delivered @ eBay/Argos

by Nada in Deals on 26 July, 2014 at 11:03 am

Disney Mickey Mouse Bodysuit & Hat Set £5.99 Delivered @ eBay/Argos

I have already shared with you, that I absolutely love dressing my five month old in cute little character outfits. I have found an absolute cracker for you.

Argos/eBay are selling this Disney Mickey Mouse bodysuit and matching hat for only £5.99 delivered. I think that’s a great price for something so darn cute.

It is available in sizes 0-3, 3-6, 6-9 and 9-12. The 9-12 stock availability is low but the rest have plenty.

If you are getting photos done of your baby then outfits like this always look great and you can whip out those photos to embarrass them when they are older.

It is made of 100% cotton, which I prefer for a little baby. You know how sweaty they can get when they are being held or are asleep. Cotton helps keep them that bit cooler, and its fine for mashine washing.

The hat has 3D ears and I can only imagine just how adorable babies will look in this. The bodysuit has long sleeves and has Mickey Mouse written across the front. There would be no mistaking this outfit for anything else though when your baby is wearing Mickey’s trademark ears.

Delivery is free over the United Kingdom, so why not add to your baby’s wardrobe with this cute, affordable little outfit.

Argos New Catalogue Launch Special Offers

by Nada in Deals on 26 July, 2014 at 10:23 am

Argos New Catalogue Launch Special Offers

Today, Argos have launched their new catalogue online.  I had a nosey to see what they have that's new, and came across some offers that may be of interest to the people of Playpennies.

The first one I will tell you about is 3 for 2 on over 200 toys. Starting at £4.99 up to £129.99, I had a look and there's some cool stuff on there.  Look carefully, for some really good buys like the Fisher Price Play Around Snack seat, this is not only in the 3 for 2 but is also half price at £49.99.

There’s even car seats included in this 3 for 2. If you are needing a few baby activity items then there’s lot of the Fisher Price swings, bouncers and playmats included in this offer. With over 200 items, there’s something for every age group and each gender.

If you are planning on spending over £50, then it’s worth knowing that Argos are running the £5 voucher when you spend £50 offer. Spend over £100 and you will get a £10 voucher. Not bad if you culminate a few of these offers together.

The sun is still shining and those little darlings of ours are still off school across the country. Thankfully Argos are doing up to half price off of a lot of their outdoor toys. Outdoor items start at £3.99 for a small paddling pool up to £199 for a large play structure.

Some other offers on the Argos website are on individual items like 25% off and free delivery. It's certainly worth a peek. As usual stock levels are dependant on where you live.

Sparkle Anna £15 Delivered @ Amazon

by Luschka van Onselen in Deals on 26 July, 2014 at 8:59 am

Sparkle Anna £15 Delivered @ AmazonThe Sparkle Anna doll is currently on offer at Amazon for £15 delivered. I'm pretty sure that's the best price we've had it so far, but you know what Amazon are like - they chop and change prices all the time, so hop on over to Amazon and grab that up if you're still after one!

The skirt on this Anna is removable and she comes with a pink cape with high black collar and a golden clasp as well as a sparkling pink tiara, boots.

The black boots feature adorable moulded lace detail.  Her hair is styled in two classic braids and topped with a sparkling pink tiara. This Anna is aimed at children aged 3+.

With thanks to audbod31@HUKD

Roald Dahl 15 Book Collection £13.59 Delivered @ The Book People

by Luschka van Onselen in Deals on 25 July, 2014 at 9:26 pm

Roald Dahl 15 Book Collection £13.59 Delivered @ The Book PeopleThe Book People have two current discount codes right now which give you both free delivery on spends over £10, and give you 15% off too. The Roald Dahl collection is currently reduced to £15.99 anyway, but add the code ICEPOP and it'll take £15.99 down to £13.59 and then the code HELLOBOOK gives you free delivery too. 

When you click on the link above, you'll need to add the collection to your basket. You'll then need to go through the checkout procedure and on the page where you'd add your payment details, you'll be asked for coupon codes. You can add one, then the other since they stack together.

With striking new jackets and a new slipcase, all adorned with Quentin Blake's timeless illustrations, this 15-book collection brings together all of Roald Dahl's classic children's novels. Stories that have shocked, excited, entertained and delighted generations of children, this great value collection includes the likes of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda, The BFG and Fantastic Mr Fox. The iconic characters, hilarious settings and unforgettable storylines make this set of Roald Dahl books an essential addition to your child's bookshelf.

This is a great price for a set that looks lovely and a bunch of stories that will appeal to many an imaginative little person!

Thanks to GAskham at HUKD

Hedstrom See Saw £15.74 @ Amazon

by Luschka van Onselen in Deals on 25 July, 2014 at 9:00 pm

Hedstrom See Saw £15.74 @ AmazonWe had this Hedstrom See Saw on Amazon a few weeks ago for over £17, but right now it's £15.74 delivered.

These Hedstrom See Saws look fantastic. The reviews on them are great too, and parents and children alike seem to love them.

They are made with a robust steel powder coated frame and have chunky blow moulded seats. Assembled they come up to about 60cm and 194cm long, and since they rotate 360 degrees, you'll have to have a good almost 2m diameter clear for them.

One of the reviews mentions that the spike under the seat will tear up your garden so you may end up with a bit of a moat around your see saw, but they do seem to be totally worth it. Everyone loves them and at the price, I don't think you can go wrong!

Free Family Fun Day @ Select Krispy Kreme Stores This Weekend

by Luschka van Onselen in Freebies on 25 July, 2014 at 8:00 pm

Free Family Fun Day @ Select Krispy Kreme Stores This WeekendSaturday and Sunday - this weekend - sees select Krispy Kremes around the country putting on a family fun day.

The participating stores are Bluewater, Bristol Avonmeads, Edinburgh, Gateshead, Leeds, Manchester, New Malden and Slough

Inspired by Rio, Krispy Kreme will be hosting all sorts of activities including doughnut theatre tours, doughnut decorating, face painting, balloon modelling, PLUS competitions and goody bags while stocks last. 

I suppose purchases are optional, but really, who can refuse! Yum yum yum.

(If you can't make it this weekend, remember that you can still enjoy Carnival Mondays in store where you can get 12 doughnuts for £13.

Five Friends Every Mother Needs

by Heidi Scrimgeour in Features on 25 July, 2014 at 7:00 pm

Five Friends Every Mother Needs

Where would we all be without our mum friends, eh? Whether you strike up a conversation at the school gates or connect over your bumps at antenatal classes, the bonds that are formed in the trenches of motherhood are not easily broken.

After all, how many other friends can still look you in the eye after you’ve sat through a stranger extolling the virtues of getting your menfolk to massage a bit of Fry Light into your unmentionables?

So, in an ode to the friends we couldn’t get through motherhood without, here are five mates that every mother needs...

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Tommee Tippee Explora Baby Food Blender £7.20 Was £19.99 @ Amazon

by Heidi Scrimgeour in Deals on 25 July, 2014 at 3:44 pm

 Tommee Tippee Explora Baby Food Blender £7.20 Was £19.99 @ Amazon

This is going to FLY off the shelves at this price - and possibly before I even get this post uploaded! So if you fancy one, nab it now. What am I on about? the Tommee Tippee Explora Baby Food Blender - it's on special offer at Amazon right now, reduced from £19.99 to just £7.20.

This is one of *those* gadgets that mums seem to either love or loathe, but I know a fair few who say they couldn't have got through the weaning stage without one.

It's billed as being perfect for blending small portions, and has a two speed setting for different textures including purees, mash, and chunks. It's also reportedly easy to clean, as the container and blade can just be popped straight into the dishwasher.

So c'mon, don't waste time reading this cos it really won't stay in stock for long...

With thanks to varunax @HUKD.

Hot Wheels Car Maker Playset £7.49 Was £22.49 @ Argos

by Heidi Scrimgeour in Deals on 25 July, 2014 at 3:33 pm

Hot Wheels Car Maker Playset £7.49 Was £22.49 @ Argos

Have you heard of the Hot Wheels Car Maker playset? I hadn't until now, but it looks like the sort of toy that my car-crazy kids would love. And right now it's just £7.49 at Argos, reduced from £22.49.

This playset lets you build your very own Hot Wheels cars. It comes with pre-built chassis that you can attach your creations to, plus stickers to decorate them. You simply insert the wax and the mould of your choice into the Car Maker, and in less than 8 minutes you will have the vehicle body in the colour of your choosing.

Argos customers have rated this 4.8 out of a possible 5 stars in reviews, too, which bodes well.

Pretty neat, no? I'm definitely snapping up a few of these to pop in our present drawer and as stocking fillers. That should keep the kids quiet for, oooh, all of five minutes on Christmas morning!

Standard delivery from Argos is £3.95, or you can click to collect it at your local store for free.

With thanks to mobjw @HUKD.

Playskool Poppin Park Elefun Busy Ball Popper £15.15 Was £28.19 @ Amazon

by Heidi Scrimgeour in Deals on 25 July, 2014 at 3:18 pm

Playskool Poppin Park Elefun Busy Ball Popper £15.15 Was £28.19 @ Amazon

The Poppin Park Elefun Busy Ball Popper by Playskool is reduced at Amazon from £28.19 to just £15.15 right now.

It's basically a cute little toy with some educational value - it can apparently help teach hand-eye co-ordination, cause and effect, and object permanence. Air-powered, it comes with 5 balls and plays 10 different tunes as well as popping the balls into the air with easy push-button activation.

The reviews of this toy are a bit varied, but here's a fairly comprehensive one to give you an idea of what to expect if you purchase this:

"Thought this looked great fun, and thankfully my 9 month old agrees. Build quality is excellent, has a nice solid feel to the toy. It's nice and colourful, and the balls are well colour co-ordinated with the toy itself. Seems perfect for our 9 month old. He often is a bit lazy when it comes to sitting up - but this holds his attention so well that he was so happy to sit for ages playing. Our friend's 2 year old also throughly enjoyed playing with it, so it seems to be span a range of ages. In summary - highly recommended."

Delivery will be free since you're spending more than £10.

With thanks to alifisher85 @HUKD

MAM Self-Sterilising Anti-Colic 15pc Starter Set £17.99 Delivered @ Argos

by Nada in Deals on 25 July, 2014 at 10:53 am

MAM Self-Sterilising Anti-Colic 15pc Starter Set £17.99 Delivered @ Argos

You know when people say that you learn something every day? It’s true. You can now get self-sterilising baby bottles. I am impressed.

This MAM anti-colic self-sterilising set is only £17.99 delivered from Argos at the moment. I found it half price at £14.99 from Babies R Us but its delivery only at £4.95 so this is the cheapest option.

Baby bottles are not cheap, well not if you want good ones. It’s even worse if you require anti-colic ones because as soon as they label them as such, the price rockets.

In this set you get 15 pieces altogether, two small 130ml bottles, two medium 160ml bottles, four large 260ml bottles, four sealing discs, a soft spout, a handle and a dummy. Not too bad at all for the price.

That’s not just it though, wash these thoroughly then stick them into the microwave for 3 minutes and that’s them sterilised. Which, I am assuming means no need for a steriliser. Think of the saving,there alone.  If you are dubious about how good these are then read the reviews on the Argos page. This set is rated at 4.5 stars.

Like I mentioned before, all the bottles are anti-colic. If you have had a colicky baby then you know how hellish it is for baby and for you. Anything that can help rectify that is worth every penny in my eyes.

Delivery is free, so why not have look if you are looking for an affordable baby bottle feeding starter kit.

Boom Boom Balloon Game £5.99 @ Argos

by Nada in Deals on 25 July, 2014 at 10:20 am

Boom Boom Balloon Game £5.99 @ Argos

We are always looking for games that we can play altogether as a family. There’s always someone who gets bored after two minutes, then the whole thing descends into chaos.

Boom Boom Balloon game promises suspense and I think it looks like it would be fun for everyone. This is only £5.99 at Argos just now. It had a previous price of £8.99, and £17.99 before that. Not a bad price for bring the family together for a giggle.

Everyone hates when a balloon bursts, and this is the idea of the game. Each player must take a shot of clicking in sticks, trying not to pop the balloon. The stick you use is determined by what number you roll on the dice.  I just know I would be in suspense with this game, and I know my kids would be shrieking with excitement.

Now, nothing aggravates me more than games that require costly refills. I had a look, to see if once all the smiley face balloons have been used up, if you can use normal bog standard ones. From what I gather you most certainly can.

Stock levels are good on this, but of course with any deal I would suggest moving quick as things can sell out quickly once we post them.

This game is reserve and collect only from your local Argos store, which is free.

VTech Bounce and Discover Frog £14.99 @ Boots.com

by Nada in Deals on 25 July, 2014 at 9:37 am

VTech Bounce and Discover Frog £14.99 @ Boots.com

I have seen the Bounce and Spin Zebra in action before and it looks like such a laugh. I think this is VTech’s version of the zebra toy. It’s looks like a similar structure.

Boots.com have the VTech Bounce and Discover Frog for half price just now, making it £14.99. This is a lot cheaper than elsewhere, Amazon have it for £28.30, Tesco for £29.98 and an expensive £33 at Debenhams.

So, what exactly does this toy do? Your baby can bounce for as long as there little legs can manage. It has buttons that teach numbers, different colours, and animal sounds when pressed. VTech toys are always educational in some way.

What surprises me is that this has a British accent, not sure what one of those is, but normally toys are American sounding. I think it will be a very polite, generic sounding English accent. You know the one they use in American films that no one in real life has. How great would it be if it was a cockney or broad Glaswegian accent?

One of this froggy’s features is the roller ball and motion sensor. It is supposed to enhance hand-eye co-ordination and motor skills. Once movement is detected, by the motion sensor, funny sounds can be heard.

There’s two different modes of play and six sing-along songs to stimulate your little darling. It will suit children between a year and a half and three years old.

Collection costs £1.95 from your local Boots store (free if you spend over £20) or have it delivered for £2.95

Thanks to angelaglenrothes @ HUKD

Two Sets Of Three Me To You Ice Packs 67p DELIVERED @ Internet Gift Store

by Luschka van Onselen in Deals on 24 July, 2014 at 9:40 pm

Two Sets Of Three Me To You Ice Packs 67p DELIVERED @ Internet Gift StoreInternet Gift Store is selling off a 3-pack of Me To You Ice Packs for 75p per pack. There's free delivery till the end of the month too, so if you add the code ICLICKED you could get the set for 67p delivered. However, if you add two packs to your basket, you can also use the code FACEBOOK1 (minimum spend £1) and take another 50p off, giving you two sets of 3 for 85p delivered.

Do remember that much like Amazon, Internet Gift Store has a set number of items at a price and then they raise the price as the item gets more popular, but hopefully you'll get them first!

These are great for cooling lunch and cooling drinks on the go - perfect for keeping your snacks over the holidays cool and for putting in lunch bags with yoghurt and so on.

They're also really useful for cooling down sun burn, bumps, bruises, or accidental little burns in the kitchen - I'm always burning my fingers and have something just like this.

In the past some of you have commented about the offer not working if you pay with PayPal. Just to confirm, I have just bought two sets of ice packs, using PayPal, for 85p delivered, so it definitely works.

Frozen Queen Elsa & Anna Wall Decal Sticker £7.99 Delivered @ Amazon

by Luschka van Onselen in Deals on 24 July, 2014 at 9:11 pm

Frozen Queen Elsa & Anna Wall Decal Sticker £7.99 Delivered @ AmazonAmazon seller ebesttop1 is selling a large Elsa and Anna wall decal sticker for £7.99 delivered. They say they dispatch within two to three days, so it shouldn't be too long before you can bring the magic of Frozen to life in your own child's room.

Remember to click on 'other sellers' here: 

This is  really lovely looking wall sticker, perfect for party decor, or room decorating too. It's not official Disney stock, I'd imagine, which is why it doesn't require a second mortgage!

You can use it in bedrooms, living rooms, bathrooms and anywhere else that there's a smooth surface to stick it on. Apparently it's easy to apply, remove, reposition and reuse without damaging the walls, and it's a great size at 74*40cm.

I've not tried these, I don't know how they stick or how well they last, but at £7.99 I'd be more than happy to give it a shot. It would have to be rather appalling for my kids not to love it!

LED Colour Changing Dinosaur/Giraffe Lamp £4 @ B&Q

by Nada in Deals on 24 July, 2014 at 8:16 pm

LED Colour Changing Dinosaur/Giraffe Lamp £4 @ B&Q

Just to show you readers that I do pay attention, here are two children’s nightlight lamps that stay on until you choose to switch off. When I have posted nightlights in the past, a few of you mentioned that you wanted one without an automatic switch off function.

I saw these I thought they were unisex and very cute. B&Q are selling these for only £4. They were £6.98, so not a bad saving.

There is a choice of two, the giraffe or the dinosaur. These are approximately 20cm in height, which is perfect for a bedside table in a child’s room. They have a plug fitting so they will stay on for as long as you require.

With a soft glow LED, these change through a variety of colour creating an ambient effect to your child’s bedroom at night. The reviews are good too. Both lamps received above four star ratings each.

If your child, is one with special needs, then these can be used for sensory rooms. I visit a sensory room with my baby in my nearest city and he loves it. It has such a calming effect on him.

Both are available for reserve and collect  from your local B&Q store, which is free or pay a whopping £5 delivery to have it to your door.

I would like to point out that the giraffe is collection only as the stock levels aren't as high as the dinosaur. I made sure there was still plenty throughout the country though, so don't worry.

VTech Crawl & Learn Bright Lights Ball £8.00 Was £15.99 @ Amazon

by Heidi Scrimgeour in Deals on 24 July, 2014 at 7:41 pm

VTech Crawl & Learn Bright Lights Ball £8.00 Was £15.99 @ Amazon

The VTech Crawl & Learn Bright Lights ball is a little motorised ball which is ideal for encouraging babies to crawl, and right now at Amazon it's reduced from £15.99 to just £8.00.

Lots of parents worry about whether their babies are reaching the right milestones at the appropriate stages, and with a late-crawler in our house I think this looks like a great little item for helping to encourage reluctant crawlers to get moving!

It gently rolls on its own, and turning the ladybird key spins the top disc and activates various tunes. It also features animal press-buttons which help introduce little ones to various animals and the sounds they make, while the light-up shape buttons introduce colours, shapes, and numbers. There are also several ribbons for curious little fingers to explore.

The Amazon reviews are really positive too, with all 30 customers who have left a review rating it either 4 or 5 out of a possible 5 stars.

Free delivery too if you spend £10.

All in all, it looks like a must-have baby buy.

With thanks to kirstykirsty1987 @HUKD.