Half Price Despicable Me Minions Castle Adventure Playset Now £37.49 @ Argos

by Becky Barratt in Deals on 31 August, 2015 at 9:58 pm

Half Price Despicable Me Minions Castle Adventure Playset Now £37.49 @ Argos

Wow this is an amazing deal over at Argos right now. I cannot believe that this playset is half price as some places have it on pre order at £69.99! The Despicable Me Minions Castle Adventure Playset is available for just £37.49. This would make a great main present at Christmas and just think of money you've saved!

This castle really is huge, hours of fun to be had with it for sure! It is a fully buildable castle that opens up to reveal several rooms and passages all with interactive features. The playset also comes with three buildable Kevin, Stuart and Bob Minion character figures with interchangeable parts. Collect and combine with other Mega Bloks Minions playsets to build your own Minion mischief!

The Minions have their eyes on the prize in the Castle Adventure by Mega Bloks Minions! Help your Minions rappel off the castle walls, zip-line from room to room, and discover hidden passages. Then top off this crazy caper by dropping a hammer to crack open the display case. The Minions come with interchangeable parts, like overalls, goggles, even arms, feet and hair, so you can mix and match to customize!

Home delivery is £3.95 or you can Reserve and Collect for FREE at your local store if stock is available.

Thanks to Lyndsey on FB.

Just 16 Saturdays Until Christmas... (Sorry!)

by Heidi Scrimgeour in Misc on 31 August, 2015 at 9:28 pm

Just 16 Saturdays Until Christmas... (Sorry!)

I know that some of you will be utterly delighted to hear this, while others will literally dive for cover. So brace yourselves because here it comes...

Did you know there are only 16 more Saturdays left until Christmas?!

I'm not sure what's got me thinking about this - it could be the return of X-Factor and the knowledge that it's going to plague our screens for weeks and weeks to come. Or maybe it's the definite Autumnal hint of a nip in the air that means it's totally unmistakable: Christmas must be around the corner.

Come to think of it, I'm pretty sure I caught the tail-end of a discussion about this on the radio this morning.

Either way, whatever's to blame for my festive feelings, it got me wondering. Are you a get-your-shopping-all-done-and-wrapped-by-the-end-of-September kind of person? Or are you more inclined to leave it all to the last minute?

Since you're presumably a Playpennies fan, I'm hoping that you avail of our bargain-hunting brilliance and manage to bag lots of deals throughout the year so that you don't have to leave all your Christmas shopping to the last minute.

But someone on the radio programme I was listening to this morning reckoned that "it should be the law" that no-one is allowed to do any Christmas shopping until at least December 1st. A critic of this harsh proposed regime suggested that "only disorganised people" leave their Christmas shopping so late.

So what's your view? Do you agree that it's "UnChristmassy" to shop for the Big Day long before it's in sight, or are you of the opinion that a bit of clever forward planning is precisely what helps Christmas feel magical?

We'd love to hear your thoughts over on our Facebook page...

Sarah & Duck: Sarah Soft Talking Toy Plus Free 2015 Calendar Only £3.82 Delivered (Using Code) @ BBC Shop

by Becky Barratt in Deals on 31 August, 2015 at 8:43 pm

Sarah & Duck: Sarah Soft Talking Toy Plus Free 2015 Calendar Only £3.82 Delivered (Using Code) @ BBC Shop

We love Sarah and Duck in our house, I recently bought my daughter the small Sarah and Duck soft toys and paid around £16 for them both. This is a brilliant deal for the Sarah Talking Soft Toy over at BBC Shop. It is currently on offer for £4.49 but using the 15% off Code BANKHOL15 Lisa told us about a few days ago, the price comes down to just £3.82 including free delivery. The code ends at 11.59pm tonight so be quick! What a great stocking filler this would make at Christmas.

Alongside this fab offer you can also claim a free 2015 calendar with the order of this toy only, it is automatically added to your order. (while stocks last). I know there's only a few months left of the year but a freebie is a freebie! You could always use it for cutting and sticking with your little ones or for using the pictures as posters.

This lovely little toy also talks when you squeeze her tummy. She says phrases from the TV show, such as 'come on duck'. You can also get the Duck toy but the only one they have available on the website is the Large Plushand it is £12.99 before any discount.

Up To Half Price On Bags @ Tesco Direct

by Lisa Hayes in Deals on 31 August, 2015 at 6:53 pm

Up To Half Price On Bags @ Tesco Direct

This is a last minute Back To School offer from Tesco, as they have up to half price on selected bags. Prices start from £2, and there are gym bags, rucksacks, messenger bags, travel bags and more on offer.

For £2 you can get basic gym bags, Minions Swim Bags are £4.13, and Rucksacks start from just £5. There are Frozen, Spongebob, Marvel, Minnie Mouse, Star Wars, Paw Patrol, Cars and more so there are plenty of designs to choose from. There are also bags that would be more suited to older children and teens too. I love the Light-Up Star Wars Backpack, and the 3D Spongebob one is fab as well.

All of these bags are included in the Clubcard Boost so if you have vouchers to double up you can get an even better deal, and these prices are until 6th September subject to availability.

You can click and collect for free from any Tesco store, including the little Express ones, or home delivery adds £3 per order.

Wooden Crocodile Shape Sorting Toy £9.99 (was £23.49) Plus FREE Delivery @ Argos

by Lisa Hayes in Deals on 31 August, 2015 at 6:10 pm

Wooden Crocodile Shape Sorting Toy £9.99 (was £23.49) Plus FREE Delivery @ Argos

This wooden toy looks like a great buy from Argos, but you'll have to be quick to get it at this price as the offers change soon. The Voila Crocodile Shape Sorting Toy is reduced from £23.49 to less than half price at just £9.99, and as an online exclusive it has free home delivery thrown in too!

This is a cute and educational wooden shape sorter toy, with 4 different shaped pieces that can be popped up by pressing on the crocodile's feet. His head and tail bob up and down when you press on them as well, so I can imagine that this will be lots of fun for little ones.

This Crocodile Shape Sorting Toy is suitable from 12 months of age, and it's a Home Delivery Only item so you can't pick this up in stores, but seeing as delivery is free that's even better. At the moment stocks look very widely available as well.

Oscar Travel System £89.99 With FREE Next Day Delivery @ Kiddicare

by Lisa Hayes in Deals on 31 August, 2015 at 3:17 pm

 Oscar Travel System £89.99 With FREE Next Day Delivery @ Kiddicare

A travel system for a new baby can be a major expense, but at Kiddicare you can get one for the fantastic price of only £89.99, and that includes delivery too!

The system at this price is the Kiddicare own brand Oscar Travel System in the neutral grey olive spot colour. Although it's not made clear in the photos this is a 3-in-1 travel system that can be used as a lie flat pram, a pushchair, and with the infant carrier attached to the frame as well.

This travel system comes with all the accessories you should need, including the bumper bar, foot muff, rain cover, hood and chest pads, newborn head supports, shopping basket and more. All the dimensions and specifications are on the Kiddicare website (make sure the folded chassis will fit into your car boot!), and while you're there check out all those glowing reviews as well!

Although Kiddicare are specifying the RRP as £249 the Oscar Travel System has been this price for a while now, but it is still the cheapest on the market by a long way, and a great option for the budget conscious amongst us. If I needed a new travel system I'd definitely be considering this one.

You also get free Next Day Delivery with all orders over £29.99 from Kiddicare, so that's saving a few more pounds for all those other baby essentials.

Thanks to wienyid @HUKD

Disney Doc McStuffins Top & Leggings Set £4.99 (was £9.99) @ Argos

by Lisa Hayes in Deals on 31 August, 2015 at 1:53 pm

Disney Doc McStuffins Top & Leggings Set £4.99 (was £9.99) @ Argos

This is a great value outfit for Doc McStuffins fans, as you get a long sleeved top, a pair of leggings, and a matching hair band all or £4.99! This was selling for £9.99 at Argos, but they have dropped the price by 50% making this a fab buy.

This is available in sizes from 18 months up to 5 years, and I'm struggling to get them all on one link so I'll list them all separately:

This Doc McStuffins Top & Leggings set seems to be out of stock for home delivery in most sizes, so I'm afraid for those with no store nearby you are out of luck. In stores there seem to be very high stock levels though, so if you can use the reserve and collect service that will be free.

Delivery Pass Now Available @ Morrisons

by Nada in Deals on 31 August, 2015 at 12:07 pm

Delivery Pass Now Available @ Morrisons

Are you lucky enough to be in a Morrisons Delivery Area? I am not and that annoys me, hopefully one day though! As of now Morrisons are offering their online shoppers the chance to sign up to Delivery Pass. Delivery Pass is where you pay a one-off fee for all your Morrisons groceries deliveries. You can order as often as you want and you won't have to pay any charges over the course of one, six or twelve months. Prices start from just £2.50 a month, so think of the money you could save if you shop regularly with Morrisons.

You get the choice of two different plans with Morrisons Delivery Pass:  Anytime - As many a one delivery a day, each day of the week. Midweek - As many as one delivery a day, on a Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

The benefits to signing up to Morrisons Delivery Pass is that you will save £££'s on grocery delivery fees and you will also get the pick of the Christmas delivery time slots before non-delivery pass holders.

The cheapest Delivery Pass Package is if you buy 12 months of Midweek for £30. That works out at just £2.50. If you don't fancy paying all that in one go then they do a 1 month deal for £5 Midweek or £7 Anytime.

All terms and conditions for the Morrisons Delivery Pass can be found here.

Comfort Intense Fabric Conditioner 38 Wash £1 (With Voucher) @ Tesco

by Nada in Deals on 31 August, 2015 at 11:23 am

Comfort Intense Fabric Conditioner 38 Wash £1 (With Voucher) @ Tesco

The price of laundry products seems to be at an all time high. The thing is you need to have clean clothes and whilst you can still get some budget brands, not all of them equal great value. I have found some to be false economy as you need double the product to get the effect of the dearer stuff. Comfort Intense is a super concentrated fabric softener. It normally sells at £3.50, which is on the pricey side, but is reduced to just £2 over at Tesco. We know how you can get it for just £1! Keep reading...

For Tesco Online Shoppers: Add Comfort Intense Fuchsia 38 washes* to your basket. Use the eCoupon GRF7AL when checking out your groceries. Voila! Yours for £1.

For In Store Tesco Shoppers: Pick up the 38 washes Comfort Intense as mentioned before and take in your printed off voucher, which can be found here. Hand it over when you are paying for your shopping. Vouchers expire on the 7th September 2015 and can also be used on the 64 wash bottle.

Thanks to goldy12 @ HUKD

6V Mini Cooper S Red Car £99.96 Delivered @ Toys R Us

by Nada in Deals on 31 August, 2015 at 10:13 am

6V Mini Cooper S Red Car £99.96 Delivered @ Toys R UsIf your little one has a birthday coming up, you may be looking for something special for them. Toys R Us have slashed the price of this uber cool 6v Mini Cooper S Red Car Ride On from £259.99 to £129.99 and it's now only £99.96. Plus as it's over £29.99 you get FREE delivery too. I can't remember ever seeing this so cheap, so I would be quick if you fancy it.

The 6V Mini Cooper S Red Car comes with a 6V rechargeable battery, charger, It makes real car sounds and has cool lights. Your little one will think they are the business in this great battery powered ride.

It mustn't be used on pavements or public paths though as it can reach speeds of up to 3kph. There are forward/reverse gears, and it moves by using the foot operated accelerator.

This battery operated ride on is aimed at children aged three to six years old and the maximum user weight is 35kg so bear that in mind when ordering it.

If home delivery isn't convenient then you can Click and Collect for FREE instead.

Thanks to Rachel on our Facebook page.

Selected Footwear Two For £8 With FREE Delivery @ Shoe Zone

by Nada in Deals on 31 August, 2015 at 9:43 am

Selected Footwear Two For £8 With FREE Delivery @ Shoe Zone

Buying shoes for the children can be so expensive. Sometimes they will need a new pair when you just don't have the money. That's when places like Shoe Zone are great. Where else could you get two pairs of shoes for £8? If it's just play shoes or something for nursery then you might not want to spend a fortune. I certainly don't. Shoe Zone also offer FREE delivery on ALL orders.

It's not all kids shoes in the two for £8 offer at Shoe Zone. You could get yourself some slippers or some Crocs lookalikes.

These Boys Camouflage Canvas Shoes with Velcro Fittings* seem like a super buy even when buying them on there own (£4.99 delivered). They have a 4.5 star rating which is very promising indeed.

Why not get the whole family some slippers for the cold winter? Check out these ones that are all included in this great offer: Boys Earthworks Grey and Yellow Velcro Slipper*, Girls Glittery Owl Velcro Slippers*, Women's Cream Sequin Fluffy Slippers* and Men's Black Checked Velcro Slipper*.

There are many more to included, so it's worth heading over to Show Zone for a look.

Glow Crazy Doodle Dome Kit £9.99 @ Amazon/Argos

by Nada in Deals on 31 August, 2015 at 9:20 am

Glow Crazy Doodle Dome Kit £9.99 @ Amazon/Argos

These are pretty awesome! The Glow Crazy Doodle Dome Kit is one of those toys that will have the kids fascinated. I bought one for my friend's daughter last year and she hasn't stopped playing with it. These are £17 at Tesco Direct and a whopping £20 at Debenhams. Argos have them reduced from £19.99 to just £9.99, and Amazon have price matched. To get this for under a tenner is great, so we expect to see sell outs.

The Glow Crazy Doodle Dome Kit consists of an LED lightwand, a carry case, a doodle dome, four green coloured stencils and a fun tip booklet.

This little dome like look like a very basic play tent but don't be fooled. The  Glow Crazy Doodle Dome can be transformed into anything they want it to be with the LED Lightwand. It can be used anywhere and any time. The light wand shows your little ones doodles up on the special glow liner. They can use the stencils to make something effective. Their drawings fade away shortly after, ready to start again.

You can Reserve and Collect the Glow Crazy Doodle Dome Kit for FREE from an Argos store. If you are wanting it delivered then your cheapest option is to get it from Amazon as it's only £3.30 from them, whereas Argos charge £3.95 for delivery.

EVERYTHING Half Price Or Less Sale NOW ON @ Matalan

by Nada in Deals on 31 August, 2015 at 9:03 am

EVERYTHING Half Price Or Less Sale NOW ON @ Matalan

I am really glad to see that Matalan have come to their senses and brought us an online sale. The last sale they ran was in store only and to be honest it put me right off. There's nothing easier than filtering the sizes and items you are looking for online, rather than trudging the shops. Anyway, they have a sale on and it looks AMAZING! Everything in it is half price or less, so there are some cracking bargains to be had. I wouldn't hang about though as the good stuff will sell out first. Psst... it's also on in store NOW!

The Boys Sale has only 29 items reduced but with items from just £1 and nothing over a fiver, don't be put off. Look at these for example: Striped Sweatshirt* was £8-£9 now £4-£5, Baby Velour Blanket* was £9 now £3.50, Boys Canvas Pumps* was £6 now £2, Pack of FIVE Bodysuits* was £6 now £2 and Green Polo Shirt* was £4-£5 now £1.50-£2.

The Girls Sale has over double the choice of the boys and items start from just 50p. We like these: TWO Pack of Nighties* was £6-£7 now £2.50 and TWO Pack Butterfly Pyjamas* was £10-£12 now £3.50-£4.50.

You can Click and Collect your sale bargains for FREE from a Matalan near you or pay £3.95 to have them delivered to your door.

Monopoly For Android Devices 10p @ Google Play

by Nada in Deals on 31 August, 2015 at 8:40 am

Monopoly For Android Devices 10p @ Google Play

Monopoly is one of those games that's super addictive. I played a lot of it as a child and it was the cause of many arguments between myself and my older siblings. The board often got turned upside down in a strop by someone. Computer games giant, Electronic Arts have created Monopoly for Android devices. Woo hoo! It's now only 10p at Google Play, so snap it up before the price increases!

Just think when your dentist is running 30 minutes late, or your on a long bus journey to work, this would help pass the time and take your mind off of anything.

It's easy to install just like any other app on Google Play. Just click the link above and select '£0.10 buy' and then it'll go through payment options. Mine just gets added to my phone bill, as I set that up months ago. You can pay by card though. The Monopoly Game App will then be installed on your Android device.

Requires Android 2.3.3 and up.

Please note that this is the American version, so there's no Old Kent Road etc.

Thanks to s4ndh4r @ HUKD

Johnsons Baby Skincaring Essentials Box 2 For £16 Was £20 Each @ Asda

by Becky Barratt in Deals on 30 August, 2015 at 9:43 pm

Johnsons Baby Skincaring Essentials Box 2 For £16 Was £20 Each @ Asda

If you're expecting a baby or know someone that is, then this is a deal you may want to stock up on. Right now over at Asda as part of their Baby Event they have Johnsons Baby Skincaring Essentials Boxes on a multibuy offer, they are now 2 for £16! These normally retail for £20 each, however I have even seen them for as much as £24.99 each at Toys R Us. Asda currently have them half price already for £10, but with this multibuy offer you are saving much more. This offer isn't available on Asda George but through the grocery section and in store.

The box includes everything you will need for looking after baby's skin. Included within the box is No More Tears Baby Shampoo, No More Tears Baby Bath, Baby Lotion, Baby Bath Unique No More Tears with NaturalCalm aroma (perfect for bedtime routine as it contains lavender to calm baby), Cotton Buds, Baby Gentle Cleansing Wipes, No More Tears Top to Toe Baby Bath and finally Johnsons Baby Oil. These are all full size bottles.

The handy carry box is a great option for storing all your baby essentials in. I still use mine now and my daughter is 3 and a half! At just £8 each they would make great presents for someone who is expecting or just had a baby.

As this is only for sale through the grocery website you have to spend a minimum of £25 for delivery and prices vary. You can also Click and Collect via your local grocery pick up point.

Thanks to Megan @ FB.

What's Your Child's Favourite Toy Of All Time?

by Heidi Scrimgeour in Misc on 30 August, 2015 at 8:35 pm

What's Your Child's Favourite Toy Of All Time?

Would it surprise you to learn that Lego has been voted the greatest toy of all time?

That's according to toy industry experts, which surprises me just a little because surely the best judges of brilliant toys are, um, kids, no?

Anyway, who am I to argue? Lego is definitely the number one most popular toy in my house, so I'm not going to query this.

The Daily Mail reports:

Lego was named as the greatest toy of all time by industry experts, thanks to its combination of fun, creativity and value for money. Scrabble came in second on the list, followed by the Action Man doll, Frisbee and board game Monopoly.

The newspaper also reports that a cardboard box was ranked number 19 on the list of best toys ever. That one I have to dispute. I mean yes, my kids over the years have all had those moments of finding fun in the box that a birthday present or Christmas gift came in, but I certainly wouldn't go so far as to say that it's worthy of a spot on the list of best toys.
Am I alone in this, though? We'd love to hear your thoughts over on our Facebook page. What's your child's number favourite toy of all time, and do you have a toy from your own childhood that you think is deserving of the top spot on this list?

2 For 1 on Tickets to Mister Maker Live at New Alexandra Theatre Birmingham £23.30 For 2 @ ATG Tickets

by Becky Barratt in Deals on 30 August, 2015 at 8:26 pm

2 For 1 on Tickets to Mister Maker Live at New Alexandra Theatre Birmingham £23.30 For 2 @ ATG Tickets

If your little ones are big fans of Mister Maker then you will be pleased to know he is doing his very first theatre tour.  ATG Tickets are currently running a 2 for 1 sale on tickets to various shows including the Mister Maker Live show at the New Alexandra Theatre in Birmingham.

The dates for the Mister Maker show are on the Friday 9th October 2015 at 4pm and Saturday 10th October 2015 at 10am,/1pm and 4pm. The price for 2 tickets is £23.30 including a £4 booking fee. Tickets can be delivered or collected for free. When booking you need to select from the drop down box, the ATG promotion.

Packed full of arty adventures, songs, supporting guests and of course The Shapes, it is bound to be a great show for all your little Mini Makers! However if you are looking for other shows there are plenty more available and at different venues. Here are the ones that have been found: 

Click here to

FLASH SALE: Up To 50% Off Toys, Home & School Supplies @ Great Little Trading Company

by Lisa Hayes in Deals on 30 August, 2015 at 6:43 pm

FLASH SALE: Up To 50% Off Toys, Home & School Supplies @ Great Little Trading Company

This Bank Holiday weekend is providing plenty of opportunities for online shopping with this gloomy weather we're having. Another store that is giving bumper discounts is the Great Little Trading Company which has a Flash Sale with up to 50% off.

They sell some beautiful items of furniture, bedding, home accessories, toys, school supplies and more, and big savings of up to 50% is as much as they ever have even at sale time, so take advantage while you can!

There are tons of gorgeous storage boxes that are half price, as well as things like this wonderful Under-My-Bed Play Table* now £75, or the clever design of the Picasso Art Table*. And how beautiful is this Doll's House Bookcase*? The matching bed is in the sale too.

The Flash Sale finishes on Tuesday 2nd September, but some of the sale items have already gone out of stock, including the rather wonderful Farm Shop that Heidi spotted earlier so if there is something that catches your eye grab it while you can.

The standard delivery charge is £3.95, but that applies to all orders, even large items like furniture that would normally mean a higher delivery fee. Next day delivery is £5.95.

School Fundraisers: Love Them Or Loathe Them?

by Lisa Hayes in Features on 30 August, 2015 at 6:12 pm

School Fundraisers: Love Them Or Loathe Them?

Here's something that is going to be back in our minds with the new school term under way or about to start. Schools these days are constantly having to think of new ways to raise more funds, whether it's for school supplies, sports equipment, library books, or the thousands of other things that they need money for.

I don't pretend to understand the complexities of school funding, so I'm not touching on that thorny subject, but the Alternative School Fundraiser form above has been doing the rounds and I wondered what you all thought of it?

If the aim is to raise a giggle then it's succeeded, but does it sum up how many parents feel about school fundraisers? Are you one of the small band of teachers, parents, or PTA members who have to come up with new and exciting ways of getting money for the school? Or are you a parent who dreads the appearance of a letter in the school bag asking for donations or time, gifts or money?

Click here to

75 FREE 6x4 Photo Prints For New Customers @ Aldi Photo

by Lisa Hayes in Freebies on 30 August, 2015 at 5:27 pm

75 FREE 6x4 Photo Prints For New Customers @ Aldi Photo

If you have never used Aldi Photo before then now is a good time to try them, as they have a great offer for new customers. You can get 75 free 6x4 photo prints when you register with Aldi Photo, with just the £1.99 delivery costs to pay.

Simply use the link above to register for the Aldi Photo website, and in your welcome email you will receive a voucher code for your 75 free prints. You need to place your order before 13th September 2015 as codes will expire then, so you have two weeks to get registered and grab your voucher code.

Although this offer is advertised as for new customers, existing customers can claim this offer too by registering again for the new Aldi Photo website, or at least that's what it states on the terms and conditions. Not bad at all I'd say!

So now's the chance to print off some of those holiday snaps to give to grandma, or put some of those baby pics in a frame rather than stuck in your phone.