Seedling Good Things For Boys £9.99 @ John Lewis

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

Seedling Good Things For Boys £9.99 @ John Lewis

Right, I have put this on for two reasons, the first one being that I want to know what the general consensus of this very gender specific toy is. Secondly, the Seedling Good Things for Boys set is reduced to £9.99 at John Lewis and this is the cheapest I could find it. It was originally £19.99 and this seems to be the going rate elsewhere.

Let's see what Seedling think little boys play with... dominoes, playing cards, a glider plane, juggling balls, wooden balloon powered boat, a notepad and a pencil. Are these the sorts of toys that your little boys play with?  Okay, so this is marketed as a set of traditional activities that have kept boys happily occupied over the years. Am I the only one that thinks perhaps in the 1920's?

The Seedling Good Things for Boys set is a lovely little piece of kit but I can't help but wonder if it has a place in today's toy market. Check out the contents of the Seedlings girl's set here. I think both sets look lovely and full of nice activities but I can't help but think that both sets could be enjoyed by both genders.

You can opt to collect the Seedling Good Things for Boys set free from your local John Lewis or Waitrose store or if you would like it delivered then it costs £3.

Fisher Price Cruise & Groove Ballapalooza £29.99 @ Argos

by Nada in Deals on 20 August, 2014 at 8:35 am

Fisher Price Cruise & Groove Ballapalooza £29.99 @ Argos

This looks like such fun and nonsense for little ones. The Fisher Price Cruise & Groove normally retails for around the £50 mark. Argos had it at a ridiculous £99.99 apparently, before knocking the price down to a more realistic £39.99 and now they have knocked it down to only £29.99.

The Fisher Price Move & Groove Ballapalooza is aimed at children aged six months and above. It's big, bright and colourful with lots of cool functions like the six dancing lights and music. We all look for baby/toddler toys to encourage new skills in our little ones and this claims to help them sit, crawl and stand.

Children use balls that travel around the Ballapalooza and they can follow them as they make their journey. There's a gate for tots to crawl through and the balls bounce back when they are dropped into the chute. If the paddle wheel is struck the lights and sounds are activated, I would imagine this to be a favourite feature for little ones.

The Fisher Price Cruise & Groove Ballapalooza can be reserved and collected free from your local Argos store or pay £3.95 to have it delivered.

Thanks to vickiek123 @ HUKD

Kids DIY Sessions @ B&Q Kids Classes

by Luschka van Onselen in Misc on 19 August, 2014 at 10:32 pm

Kids DIY Sessions @ B&Q Kids ClassesIf you've been 'meaning to' get the kids to B&Q over the summer for their DIY sessions, you have two chances left to do so.

This weekend 23 and 24 August, youngsters will be helped to make their own magazine storage racks, and next weekend, 30 and 31 August they'll be making pencil cases.

These classes are suited to 7 - 11 year olds and are aimed at helping children learn basic DIY skills through small projects.

They're normally charged at £5 a session but members of the free B&Q Club get them free.

To become a member, simply click here to register online (you'll be sent a confirmation email with your membership code in). If you're already a member, you don't have to re-register.

I know in our local B&Q the classes have been fully booked every Saturday and Sunday, but that's not been the case at them all so it's worth checking out if you're after some activities for the last two weekends of August.

Disney Cars 2 Sit and Play Activity Tray £7.99 Delivered @ Argos

by Luschka van Onselen in Deals on 19 August, 2014 at 9:50 pm

Disney Cars 2 Sit and Play Activity Tray £7.99 Delivered @ ArgosArgos are selling the Disney Cars 2 Sit and Play Activity Tray for £7.99 delivered. They're no available for store collection, it's home delivery only. I see that as a plus, personally!

This tray turns into a table, but as a tray can also be packed away again, which is fabulous. I'm interested to know how the containment and confinement of craft supplies to the activity tray translates in real life to keeping everything together and not all over the house, but we can but try, right?!

The Cars Sit and Play Activity Tray has built in pockets for art materials and toys and a surface area for drawing and play. I love that it's more than just a tray too though, and actually includes the sit and play activity tray, 15 artistic sheets, 6 markers, 1 pair of scissors, 2 stencils, 8 crayons, a glitter glue, and two sticker sheets - it's a whole crafty session ready made.

At this price I think it's a brilliant gift, fab to take away on holiday or to the grand parents house, and just nice to keep little ones busy in their own space for a while.

What do you think?

Thanks to ashmac at HUKD

Disney Cars, Rapunzel Or Jake Duvet Sets £9.95 Delivered @ The Disney Store

by Luschka van Onselen in Deals on 19 August, 2014 at 9:28 pm

Disney Cars, Rapunzel Or Jake Duvet Sets £9.95 Delivered @ The Disney StoreThe Disney Store has a sale on Disney's Cars, Rapunzel or Jake and the Neverland Pirates duvet sets, selling them for £5. There's also Mickey and Minnie Mouse sets available for £9.99. You will need to factor in the £4.95 delivery charge, but it's still a pretty good price for these much loved characters.

These single children's bed sets consist of a duvet cover and pillow case, and have a plain pattern on the reverse. They come in a zip-up plastic bag with a carry handle and are machine washable.

They are 50% cotton and 50% polyester.

Jake and the Neverland Pirates also comes with a cushion shaped like a parrot - something every young buccaneer wants, obviously.

As is always the case with The Disney Store, their shipping is so high that the product has to be good value to make it worth it. The reviewers on these were very happy with the product, thought some mentioned they are better value for money on sale due to the high postage cost. And that was when they were £15, so at £5, they're excellent value.

Thanks to doodygirl at HUKD

BodyCon Dress £8.19 Delivered / Maxi Dresses £23.49 Delivered @ FD Avenue

by Luschka van Onselen in Deals on 19 August, 2014 at 9:06 pm

BodyCon Dress £8.19 Delivered / Maxi Dresses £23.49 Delivered @ FD Avenue

FD Avenue have women's clothes from under £5. Use the code FD15 to take 15% off your order too, whether sale items, under £5 or full price, there seems to be no restrictions.

As mums we often let our own wardrobes lapse while we make an effort to make sure our kids don't look like street urchins. Add to that the nightmare that is going clothes shopping with two toddlers in tow, and the mere thought of trying on outfits while my youngest insists on opening the door and running off is enough to put me off clothes shopping for a few years yet, so great on-line finds are always a win for me!

And then when there's an 'under £5'* section I get really excited because I tell myself I can get a feel for the quality and fit of a brand without spending a fortune, so I'm loving FD Avenue right now.

They have BodyCon dress/tops for £8.19 delivered - pair 'em with some leggings and you're set for the autumn - and maxi dresses for £23.49 delivered, if you want to still eek out a few weeks of summer.

If you're planning ahead they also have celebrity look-alike party dresses* from £9.99.

If you don't like it and want to return it, just let them know and send it back within 14 days.

PlayPennies Exclusive: Free Delivery With £10 Spend @ The Book People

by Luschka van Onselen in Deals on 19 August, 2014 at 8:40 pm

PlayPennies Exclusive: Free Delivery With £10 Spend @ The Book PeopleThe Book People are offering PlayPennies readers an exclusive free delivery offer when you spend £10. On their website they'll tell you you need to spend £25 to qualify for free delivery, but use the code below and you can bag your books for free with a £10 spend. (The code AFCHILD takes 10% off your order too, and can be stacked with the code below)

Click here to browse the selection at The Book People*

  • Discount: Free Delivery
  • Minimum Spend: £10
  • Expires 31 August 2014
  • Promotion Code: AFPENNY

With this discount code you can save yourself £3.95 on book sets, like for example The Read With Biff, Chip and Kipper 25 book set* which will cost you £14 delivered.

Julia Donaldson's book set* is still on offer at £9.99, which means you miss out on free delivery, but if you add one of the £1 books currently on offer*, you save yourself £2.95 and have another book for your shelf.

For Mr Men and Little Miss* fans there's a story treasury of 10 stories for £10.39, delivered.

For this and other The Book People Promotion Codes, check out our voucher section.

PlayPennies Exclusive: Free Delivery With £10 Spend @ The Book People

£10 Off No Minimum Spend & Free Click & Collect For New Customers @ La Redoute

by Karen McGinn in Deals on 19 August, 2014 at 7:34 pm

£10 Off No Minimum Spend & Free Click & Collect For New Customers @ La Redoute

This is a cracking opportunity to bag a freebie or near freebie for your little ones.

  • Discount : £10 off no minimum spend
  • Code : FRIEND
  • Expires : August 23rd

This code does have a few exclusions and they are as follows :

Offer not valid on La Redoute's Invite Guest collections; Vertbaudet products; already discounted products, sale products or Internet-only products indicated on our websites. Single use only. Strictly new customers only. We reserve the right to withdraw this promotion at any time without notice or reason.

So yeah it doesn’t work on sale. I always feel there’s more chance of getting your items in situations like this when you actually spend some cash so I went for the Microfibre Fleece Star Print Blanket at £1* while my husband ordered the Baby Girl's Embroidered Sleepsuit* also at £1 with free click and collect. Sometimes errors can occur at the payment stage when the balance is zero so it's not something I would try but you may feel differently!

After you've registered and entered the code, there's two options on the left at checkout. Make sure you only choose the top one if you wish to be credit scored and apply for an account, the bottom one is where you have the option to pay be debit/credit card. The free click and collect option is easily identifiable from the options at checkout. If you'd rather go for home delivery that will cost £3.99.

You'll find that code for La Redoute over in our voucher section.

Thanks to dabbit @ HUKD!

FREE 11x8" Hard Custom Cover Photobook Worth £24.99 @ Snapfish (£3.99 p&p)

by Karen McGinn in Deals on 19 August, 2014 at 6:36 pm

FREE 11x8" Hard Custom Cover Photobook Worth £24.99 @ Snapfish (£3.99 p&p)

For new and existing customers, until the September 30th you can save £24.99 on an 11x8” 20 page custom cover photobook from Snapfish simply by clicking the link below. You’ll only have to pay p&p which is £3.99.

I love photobooks. In this digital age so many people don’t print pictures anymore but there’s something special about a physical product. Whether it’s of a new baby or the kids, either for yourself or relatives, there’s nothing quite like it to look back on.

These aren’t just restricted to kids obviously, you may have wedding pics you’d like in a book or even holiday snaps.  You can design original collage layouts, resize photos or use them as background images and add unlimited personal touches to create the perfect layout for you.

You have until September 30th as above to create your photobook but the offer won’t last until then. Luckily you can “bank” the code on your account by registering as a new customer or logging in as an existing one and filling in the form on the link. As long as you’ve placed your order by the 30th, you’ll still bag the freebie. This just gives you that bit of time to get organised.

What do you think, going to give it a go?

Thanks to poppoppop @ HUKD!

 

Little Tikes Tubby Tea Time Set Now £4.99 Was £9.99 @ Argos

by Heidi Scrimgeour in Deals on 19 August, 2014 at 4:00 pm

Little Tikes Tubby Tea Time Set Now £4.99 Was £9.99 @ Argos

As the mother of a little lady who LOVES bath time and is just discovering the joys of tea sets, I absolutely love this Little Tikes Tubby Tea Time Set, and it's half price at Argos right now, reduced from £9.99 to £4.99.

It's out of stock for delivery, unfortunately, but you can reserve one online and collect it at a local store. I've checked stock levels at various branches that are close enough for me to get to easily, and it looks like you'll be able to get your hands on one not too far away.

There are nine pieces to this tea set, which floats on foam plates, and when you pop some soap in the sugar bowl then pull up and down on the lid you can create soap bubble sugar to serve to your guests!

 Three customers have left reviews on this item after they purchased it, and they're all raving about it. One says:

"Excellent value for money - colourful and brillant for bath time fun. Bought it for my granddaughter, who is one."

And another recommends it for use in the pool as well as the bath:

"Very good for boys or girls, in the bath or on holidays. My 21/2 year old granddaughter loved playing with it in the pool and so did the other kids she met."

It's suitable for children aged 18 months and older, although I am thinking of giving it to my little one for her first birthday.  Presumably the age restriction is to avoid the chances of little tea party hosts trying to drink the bath water!

But really... is there anything cooler than a tea party in the bath?!

Holly Willoughby Tweets Naked Baby Bump Selfie

by Heidi Scrimgeour in Celebaby on 19 August, 2014 at 3:00 pm

Holly Willoughby Tweets Naked Baby Bump Selfie

 

We've had the selfies craze, we've been bombarded by celebrity mums posting pictures online of themselves breastfeeding their babies, and now it seems the new 'thing' is to post selfies of your baby bump.

Holly Willoughby, who is expecting her third baby with husband Dan Baldwin later this year, took to her Twitter page to share the snap above. Alongside her baby selfie, the This Morning presenter wrote:

"Bump is loving a lazy Sunday morning, nothing like coming home to your own bed after you've been away #bliss x"

Now I don't know about you but what really captured my attention in Holly's pic is her glorious hotel-grade bedlinen and those Pinterest-worthy white wooden blinds. I barely even noticed that there was a semi-naked bump in the pic, so busy was I drooling over the quiet calm of her boudoir. And wondering why my white sheets always end up a strange shade of grey and splattered all over with curious child-related stains and splodges. Sigh.

I also felt a little jealous that Holly's night attire seems to be little more than a squirt of Chanel No. 5, Marilyn Monroe style. How glamorous.

Anyway, what do you make of the whole bump selfie thing? Have you shared pics of your bump online, or are you of the opinion that baby bumps should be kept firmly under wraps, not plastered all over the internet for all and sundry to ogle at?

I did take a few bump selfies when I was pregnant last year but I only shared them online if I was fully dressed. Not that I took a lot of scantily-clad bump selfies, I hasten to add.

I don't know... call me a prude (I dare you) but I think we've all got over-sharing overload and should probably calm down with the whole taking-selfies-to-new-extremes thing. What's next, selfies while you're answering the call of nature?! God forbid...

PlayPennies Exclusive: Insulated Lunch Bag £6.11 Delivered @ Belo & Me

by Luschka van Onselen in Deals on 19 August, 2014 at 2:00 pm

PlayPennies Exclusive: Insulated Lunch Bag £6.11 Delivered @ Belo & Me A few weeks ago we shared the lunch bags from Belo & Me and you seemed to like it, so we've teamed up with them to bring you an exclusive offer on lunch bags and insulated lunch bags in time for your back to school shopping.

Click here for a lunch bag or insulated lunch bag from Belo & Me

  • Discount: 25%
  • Expires: 7 September 2014
  • Excludes: Sale items
  • Discount Code: playpennies

With this offer you will be able to pick up an insulated lunch bag for £6.11 delivered.  They're available in purple, red and blue and  are made from recyclable material. They have strong comfortable handles for easy carrying and Velcro fastening and are apparently easy to wipe clean too. Bonus for quick lunch preparation for school, work or days out.

The full price lunch bags from a few weeks ago are also included in the offer, so where they were £5.55 (delivered) they are now £4.57, delivered. The sale items are still available for £2.15 plus delivery.

PlayPennies Exclusive: Insulated Lunch Bag £6.11 Delivered @ Belo & Me

Up to 70% Off Kidswear Plus An Extra 10% Off & Free P+P (With Codes) @ Debenhams

by Nada in Deals on 19 August, 2014 at 1:58 pm

Up to 70% Off Kidswear Plus An Extra 10% Off & Free P+P (With Codes) @ Debenhams

What do we love more than ultra cheap kidswear? That's right stackable promo codes for Debenhams. Debenhams have up to 70% off kidswear at the moment starting at £1.50, use the two promo codes YC94 & SHCR to get an extra 10% off and FREE delivery.

There's a massive choice of kidswear in the Debenhams up to 70% off sale. What surprised me is that they actually have some back to school items reduced too. Plus if you use the codes that I mentioned above then you can get an extra 10% off and free delivery.

For example: A Girl's black V Neck jumper was £5.50 and is now £4 in the sale. Enter YC94 at the checkout to take an extra 40p off (10%) then enter promo code SHCR and get it delivered for only £3.60. Sizes are limited across all of the schoolwear items especially the ones in the sale. Both codes can be used on non sale items too, but the free delivery code must be used on kidswear or home products.

I love the John Rocha Racoon knit trapper hat, it is very cute and is now only £2.56 delivered with the codes.This was originally £9.50. Perfect for the Autumn and Winter months that are fast approaching.

Seriously, if you are need of any kids clothes, then it is worth a look. They have loads in the sale but it's selling fast and no wonder with these mega cheap prices.

If you are after toys and are looking to be spending over £40 then use YZ27 for 20% off, but be careful as Debenhams can be more expensive than elsewhere.

You can find these Debenhams promo codes and much more at our vouchers section.

Ignore No More App : One Mother Fights Back!

by Karen McGinn in Misc on 19 August, 2014 at 9:54 am

Ignore No More App : One Mother Fights Back!

If your children ignore your repeated calls and text messages to reach them, you simply lock their phones until they call you back.

Ignore No More is an App designed by Sharon Standifird a mum from Houston, Texas.  After her texts and calls were ignored one time too many by her son she decided to be proactive and designed the app currently for sale for £1.19 at the Google Play Store*.

In a nutshell, this app allows you to take control of your child’s smartphone. You simply click their name and enter an unlock code twice which secures control of their phone. The screen goes black and they are forced to call a pre-approved contact to gain a password to have it unlocked.

Importantly kids will still be able to make calls to the emergency services during this period but won’t be able to make any other calls, texts, play games or browse the internet on their phone.

Over on Google Play, it’s described as “easy to install” and “virtually impossible” for it to be removed by a child once installed and parents are raving over it with one commenting :

This is genius! I wish someone would have come up with this about 3 years ago when I bought my son his first phone. He keeps telling me that he doesn't know his phone has rang nonstop for the last hour or that he didn't see the text messages. We tried it out tonight with his galaxy s4 and my lg g flex and it worked great! Now i guess we will see how many of those calls he really doesn't here and texts that he really doesn't know come in... thank you! !!!!

Not everyone is such a fan though. Bradley, Sharon’s own son and the inspiration behind the app,  thinks it’s a great idea but “for other people not me”.

Currently only available for android devices, there are plans for an iPhone version soon.

What’s your thoughts on this? Great idea or a step too far?

We’d love to know!

Homebase Ice Lolly Maker 50p @ Homebase

by Nada in Deals on 19 August, 2014 at 9:53 am

Homebase Ice Lolly Maker 50p @ Homebase

Bargain! 50p for this Ice Lolly maker from Homebase. These were a massive 99p before but they have kindly cut the price in half. I have seen these about in pound shops but with these ones from Homebase you can grab two for the price of one, if you so desire.

The Ice Lolly maker from Homebase is your run of the mill plastic ice lolly mould. With this you can make up to four ice lollies. We all know what these do so I won't patronise you by explaining. I am sure, like me, you all have fond memories of making ice lollies when you were young.

If you are on a health kick then you can make some fruit smoothie ones. When I was little we used to put fromage frais and jelly in ours. Now I am an adult I much prefer my Passoa and fresh mango ones. Who says the kids should have all the fun? Supermarkets are awash with frozen cocktails now, so save some money and get experimenting.

You can collect the Ice Lolly maker for free from your local Homebase store or have it delivered to your front door for £3.95.

Lego Duplo Toddler Build & Play Cubes £6.50 @ Boots.com

by Nada in Deals on 19 August, 2014 at 9:35 am

Lego Duplo Toddler Build & Play Cubes £6.50 @ Boots.com

Boots.com have the Lego Duplo Toddler Build and Play Cubes for £6.50, which is half price. This is the cheapest that we could find this set for. I will mention that Tesco have it for £7.99 and is in the Clubcard Boost deal, for those of you that have sufficient points then Tesco may work out a better deal.

Lego Duplo is aimed atlittle children and is marketed as an introduction to construction. This Toddler Build & Play Cubes set contains seventeen extra large, chunky Lego Duplo bricks including three window cubes, a bear and the tub lid can be used as a building plate.

As with all Lego Duplo toys, they can be used with other sets and can be expanded so that your little one can make what ever their little imagination allows. My children all loved Lego Duplo when tiny and are now Lego fanatics. I can vouch that Lego Duplo bricks aren't as painful as standing on standard Lego ones.

You can collect the Lego Duplo Toddler Build & Play Cubes from your local Boots store for £1.95 ( free when you spend over £20) or pay £2.95 to have it delivered.

Thanks to abbyd93 @ HUKD

 

PHP Mummy Mitts £5 @ Asda Direct

by Nada in Deals on 19 August, 2014 at 9:01 am

PHP Mummy Mitts £5 @ Asda Direct

Okay, so I appreciate that these might look like a mitten wearing ghost is pushing a buggy around. These PHP Mummy Mitts are only £5 just now at Asda Direct. They were £14.99, so your getting £9.99 off.

The PHP Mummy Mitts are designed to keep parents hands cosy whilst you are out pushing your little bundle of joy in the colder months. Right, that sounds like what any normal pair of gloves would do. The point of these mitts is that they stay attached to the pushchair handle, meaning that your hands can slip in and out with ease to answer phones, pay in shops and find your house keys etc.

We have all lost numerous gloves from constantly taking them on and off, and when you are pushing a pushchair/pram in the cold, your hands do suffer. I must admit I do like the idea of these and for only £5 I think they are worth a try. They are fully waterproof and have a cosy lining to prevent your poor hands getting chilled to the bone. Don't worry about whether they will fit you handlebar as they are a universal fitting so will fit the majority of pushchairs that are on the market.

You can collect the PHP Mummy Mitts free from your local Asda Direct store, or pay £2.95 to have them delivered to your home.

Baby And Kids Socks And Tights 15% Off @ Happy Socks

by Luschka van Onselen in Deals on 18 August, 2014 at 9:57 pm

Baby And Kids Socks And Tights 15% Off @ Happy SocksI hate to say it but I actually pulled a blanket out the cupboard this evening, because once the sun went down, it suddenly became rather cold! If you're in the market for socks and tights, here's a 15% off voucher from Happy Socks for you. Delivery is an additional £3, but it's free if you spend £30.

Click here to browse the colourful selection of socks and tights from Happy Socks*

  • Discount: 15% Off
  • Expires: 8 September 2014
  • Discount Code: KIDSPLAY

There are some really bright and colourful sets at Happy Socks, and they're not your run of the mill supermarket brands either. This code takes £1.50 off socks, and £2.25 off tights.

Apparently Swedish designed, they are available in size 0 - 4 years, and in different 'styles' too. By styles I mean ankle length, high leg, and tights, but they do all have different patterns and are quite fun and funky!

Certainly a little different to the norm, and if you're looking for little girl tights that aren't various shades of pink and pastel, they're a winner!

Kenzo Floral Bag £1.99 Delivered @ Superdrug Outlet

by Luschka van Onselen in Deals on 18 August, 2014 at 8:04 pm

 Kenzo Floral Bag £1.99 Delivered @ Superdrug OutletSuperdrug are selling the Kenzo Floral Bag for £1.99  delivered. I can't see them in store anywhere, but they do go for a fair bit more than this around eBay.

This is one of those situations where there's really not a whole lot of information on the product, but you pretty much can see what you're getting.

The floral Kenzo bag is ideally suited as a beach bag or shopping bag, or is also listed as a 'weekend bag'.

It is pretty and flowery and does feel a lot like summer. I'm sure it'll cheer up winter's days too though.

It looks like this Kenzo bag is zipped up top to keep your goods secure.

Honestly, can you ever have enough bags anyway - specially with children around.  And free delivery just seals the deal.

Stackable Vouchers For Use On School Use @ Kickers

by Luschka van Onselen in Deals on 18 August, 2014 at 6:07 pm

Stackable Vouchers For Use On School Use @ KickersThere are some great offers on Kickers at the moment, with four vouchers available for use when you order school shoes. I've just added two pairs of shoes to my basket, totalling £83.95 including delivery, and using the vouchers below had the prices reduced to £53.36, which I think is pretty great!

Click here to browse the school shoes at Kickers*

  • Discount: Free Delivery
  • Promotional Code: BTS7

For 12% off:

  • Discount: 12% off
  • Exceptions: Doesn't include Sale Items
  • Promotional Code: SCHOOLVOUCHERB

For another 10% off:

  • Discount: 10% Off
  • Exceptions: Doesn't include Sale Items
  • Promotional Code: SCHOOL2

For £10 off a £60 spend:

  • Discount: £10 Off £60 Spend
  • Exceptions: Doesn't include Sale Items
  • Promotional CodeBTSCHOOL2

As I said above, this doesn't work on sale items, but if you have a few sets of feet to shoe, you should be able to save a pretty decent amount of money with this offer.

While there are loads of different styles to choose from, stock levels vary and you'd be wise to check the sizes before setting your heart on anything in particular.

Thanks to Hayley Smith on Facebook!