Minions Filled Pencil Case £1 @ Tesco Direct

by Lisa Hayes in Deals on 3 August, 2015 at 4:41 pm

Minions Filled Pencil Case £1 @ Tesco Direct

Just a quick Back To School bargain for you. The Minions Filled Pencil Case is just £1 at Tesco Direct, and although it went out of stock recently there are plenty in right now. In the pencil case you get a pencil, a rubber, a ruler and a pencil sharpener, and I think that's great value for a branded set like this.

If you are using your Clubcard Boost tokens for anything then this Minions Filled Pencil Case is also part of that promotion, so it's yours for 50p worth of clubcard points.

With the free click and collect from any Tesco store it's a cheap little extra that you can grab next time you're passing and not have to add on any delivery charges.  If you are passing a Ryman store they have them in some of their branches at the same price if that's easier for you.

FREE One Month Kids Pass Family Discount Membership @ Kids Pass

by Lisa Hayes in Freebies on 3 August, 2015 at 2:51 pm

FREE One Month Kids Pass Family Discount Membership @ Kids Pass

Have you heard of Kids Pass? Basically it's a discount scheme where you pay for a card up front that entitles you to a variety of discounts at cinemas, restaurants, theme parks, attractions and so on. The card usually costs £59.99, but you can sign up to get your first month FREE. That could make a big difference to the school summer holidays!

How much you can save with the card will depend on how many times you use it, but if you go out regularly as a family the savings could be huge. The Kids Pass offers discounts of up to 57% off at over 200 attractions, including 22 Theme Parks, 56 indoor attractions, 34 outdoor attractions, 13 go karting centres, 13 aquariums and many more. The Kids Pass will also give up to 40% off at over 300 cinemas nationwide and Kids Eat Free offers or discounts at hundreds of restaurants nationwide.

If you only want your free month then make sure you cancel at the end otherwise you will be charged for the full year. If you decide that you do wish to keep the card then there is a voucher code to get it for £19.99 here.

Thanks to deviouspaul @ HUKD

First Great Western Train Strikes Over August Bank Holiday

by Lisa Hayes in Misc on 3 August, 2015 at 2:13 pm

First Great Western Train Strikes Over August Bank Holiday

This is not going to be good news if you are planning on getting away for the August Bank Holiday weekend, which is just a few short weeks away.

First Great Western workers will be walking out in a series of strikes, affecting the main train lines between London and the South West and Wales. The RMT Union announced the strikes today, and one will be during the August Bank Holiday at the end of this month.

If your train journey isn't cancelled then it may mean extra delays, so be aware of that if you are travelling with babies and young children. You might want to check out Nada's tips for travelling with young children for some ideas to make the journey less stressful.

If your first thought was "that's okay, we're driving" like mine was then think again, as all those rail travellers may just have to join us on the roads when they can't get the train. As if the chaos wasn't bad enough at a Bank Holiday!

McDonalds Trial New 'Gourmet' Breakfast

by Nada in Misc on 3 August, 2015 at 11:50 am

McDonalds Trial New 'Gourmet' Breakfast

I am sat here drooling at the thought of a McDonalds Breakfast. Breakfast is my favourite time at the fast food chain and to be honest, I spent most Saturday's of my early-twenties, stuffing a McMuffin down my hungover throat. McDonalds are now trying to keep up with the foodies among us and have launched a new 'Gourmet' Breakfast range. Unfortunately, this is not in the United Kingdom as yet, but they are trialling it in the USA and parts of Australia. I reckon it's only a matter of time before it reaches here.

What kind of delights can you get from the new Gourmet Breakfast range at McDonalds?

The Cafe Breakfast looks absolutely divine but not something you would expect to be shoved into a box at McDonalds. It contains Toasted Sourdough, Rasher and Crispy Bacon, Chipolata Sausages, Scrambled Eggs, Wilted Spinach, Grilled Tomatoes, Hash Brown and Tomato Relish.

Corn Fritters served with Avocado, Grilled Tomatoes, Crumbled Feta, Tomato Relish and Spinach. A far cry from Pancakes and Syrup!

Bacon and Egg Roll that is made up of a Brioche Bun, Rasher Bacon, Egg, Spinach and Tomato Relish. Could this be more popular than a Egg and Bacon McMuffin?

Waffles with Berries. This for me is a step too far. I do not want to be served berries in McDonalds. I want greasy, calorific fast food that leaves me hungry an hour after consuming it!

What do you think of this new McDonald Breakfast? We can't help but wonder if the UK will welcome it with open arms, should it come here, or if we will snub it in favour of the good old McMuffin range.

*Today Only* Rio HD Buy & Keep For FREE @ Sky Store

by Nada in Freebies on 3 August, 2015 at 10:48 am

*Today Only* Rio HD Buy & Keep For FREE @ Sky Store

Sky television doesn't come cheap so you will happy to hear that if you are a Sky Customer, you can bag yourself a little FREEBIE today. Simply go to Sky Store on your television and search for Rio HD, in the Buy and Keep Section. Not only will you be able to watch it straight away, but you can delete it after, to free up vital recording space on your Sky Box. Worry not because as part of Sky's Buy and Keep, they send you out the DVD too. Not a bad FREEBIE at all.

This great Rio HD Buy and Keep offer is only running for TODAY, so get over to your television and order it now. It's something for the kids to watch when the weather is rubbish. You can even wrap up that DVD and give it to a little one as a gift.

You should receive your FREE DVD within 28 days. Whenever I use 'Buy and Keep', Sky normally have my DVD with me within 28 days.

Rio is a great colourful movie for the kids, and I would imagine it will look pretty cool in HD.

Thanks to zoemarie2005 @ HUKD

Image Credit: Cinefish.bg

HiPP Organic 2 Hungry Infant Milk 12 x 200 ml Cartons £3 @ Amazon

by Nada in Deals on 3 August, 2015 at 10:30 am

HiPP Organic 2 Hungry Infant Milk 12 x 200 ml Cartons £3 @ Amazon

We all know 'Breast is Best' when it comes to feeding baby, we also know that it is FREE. Some women are not fortunate enough to have the option of breastfeeding, which is a great shame. Therefore, feeding baby with formula is a common choice for those that cannot provide breastmilk. If your baby is already on formula and uses HiPP Organic 2 Hungry Infant Milk, then you are in luck. Amazon are selling TWELVE 200ml pre-made Cartons of it for just £3.

The Hipp Organic 2 Hungry Infant Milk is listed as an 'Add-On' item and therefore, you must add it to an order totalling £20 or more. You can of course order seven cases which would mean you get 84 cartons for just £21 delivered.

This HiPP Organic Infant Milk contains PRÆBIOTIK (GOS) and Omega 3 & 6 (DHA & AA). Hungry Baby formula is often used when baby is edging towards weaning but is not mature enough for solids. Always consult your health visitor for advice on baby feeding.

We DO NOT recommend you buy this if not already using it, nor do we say scrap breastfeeding because this formula is cheap. Having said that, we do not want to exclude mums that do choose to, or simply aren't able to bottle feed.

Razor E90 Electric Scooter £59.99 Delivered (With Code) @ Boots.com

by Nada in Deals on 3 August, 2015 at 9:57 am

Razor E90 Electric Scooter £59.99 Delivered (With Code) @ Boots.com

My son wants an Electric Scooter for his birthday at the end of the month, so I am chuffed to see Boots.com have reduced a couple. The Razor E90 Electric Scooter normally sells for £149.99, which is NOT cheap. Put it this way, I just wouldn't pay that. It is now half price at £74.99, which is great, but use promo code TOYSAVE10 at the checkout and get it for only £59.99. Plus as it's over £45, you will get FREE Standard Delivery too.

The Razor E90 Electric Scooter can reach speeds up to 9mph. That means you have to tell the kids not to use it on the pavements or you will expect to get lots of angry neighbours at your front door. This is also the very reason that it's recommended for children aged 8 years and over.

It has a kick start motor, and will run for up to 50 minutes of continuous use. This Electric Scooter runs on batteries but worry not as it comes with them, plus the charger.

Thanks to Chula @ HUKD

(EXPIRED) KidzzFarm Milk Cow Bella Hopper £8 @ Amazon

by Nada in Deals on 3 August, 2015 at 9:32 am

(EXPIRED) KidzzFarm Milk Cow Bella Hopper £8 @ Amazon

When I saw that the KidzzFarm Milk Cow Bella Hopper was now only £8 at Amazon, I got very excited. We bought a couple of these last year for the kids to play with outside. The fun they have on them is evident in the fact all you can hear is giggling whenever the kids have them out. £8 is an absolute bargain as these would normally sell for £25. The blue version of this still is £25! This red one is just £8, the kids won't care about the colour and it's fine for a boy or a girl anyway.

The KiddzFarm Milk Cow Bella Hopper is aimed at children aged 12 months and above. It would make an ideal present for a little nipper, a great first birthday present, as it comes gift-boxed with a pump.

You may be thinking that the summer is nearing the end, but worry not as this isn't huge so it's fine for indoor play too. In fact, this Cow Hopper would make quite the focal point in a nursery/bedroom.

You can have the KidzzFarm Milk Cow Bella Hopper delivered for FREE if you have Amazon Prime or you add it as part of an order totalling £20 or more. If you don't have AP and you don't want to spend as much as twenty quid, then delivery will cost you £3.30. Even when you factor that in, it's still an absolute bargain.

Miamily Hipster Baby Carrier £50 Delivered @ Amazon

by Nada in Deals on 3 August, 2015 at 9:13 am

Miamily Hipster Baby Carrier £50 Delivered @ Amazon

I have friends that absolutely swear by the Miamily Hipster Baby Carrier. It's easy to swear by something that is as expensive as £129.99. Granted, that's cheaper than a pushchair but still pricey for a baby carrier, especially if you are unsure of how well you will get on with it. Amazon have this 'marvel of the baby carrying world' for only £50, brown and red colours only. Plus you get FREE delivery.

If their was ever a baby carrier to entice me into carrying my bundle of joy, it would be the Miamily Hipster Baby Carrier. It can hold baby in NINE different ways. That means you are not stuck with the two strap, baby stuck to the front, you can really mix it up for maximum comfort for you and for baby.

The Miamily Hipster Baby Carrier has a FIVE star rating on Amazon and the reviews suggest that this is comfortable for both parent and infant.

It's made from 100% nylon material, and it apparently takes seconds to put it on safely with baby. If you have been unsure about using a large length of material then this would be a good way to go, as you can still carry baby in a multitude of ways.

*Today Only* Spend £50, Get £10 Off (With Code) @ Amazon

by Nada in Deals on 3 August, 2015 at 8:34 am

*Today Only* Spend £50, Get £10 Off (With Code) @ Amazon

Amazon are offering £10 off when you spend £50 or more, today only, on items dispatched from and sold by Amazon. To get your discount, simply enter the promo code BIGTHANKS in at the checkout. Amazon's kind gesture comes after being voted 'Nation's Number 1 Retailer' in a Havas Survey. The results of the 20,000 person survey show Amazon beating the likes of Aldi, John Lewis and Marks and Spencer.

There are some restrictions: You cannot use the 1-Click ordering method when redeeming a promotional code. The promo code may only be used once per Amazon Account. It cannot be stacked with any other code. You may not use it when purchasing digital products or products from third-party sellers on Amazon's Marketplace platform.

Apart from that there's literally thousands of items you could use. Keep an eye out on those Lightning Deals, you will really get a bargain if it's over £50, as you can get that extra £10 sliced off.

If you are needing some bigger items for the kids, then check out the toys* and don't forget to use that promo code. Get all of the kids a new pair of shoes with 'Up to 70% Off', here*. Note that anything in the BABY STORE is NOT included.

You can read about this offer from Amazon, here*.

20% Off All Car Seats Using Code @ Halfords Including Sale Items

by Becky Barratt in Deals on 2 August, 2015 at 10:01 pm

20% Off All Car Seats Using Code @ Halfords Including Sale Items

If you're on the look out for a car seat for your little one's then you will love this deal! Halfords are currently offering 20% off of all of their car seats using code B16CS01 at the checkout. There are lots of bargains to be had, definitely worth checking out!

If you're looking for a booster seat with a back then this Halfords Essentials High Back Booster Seat* is just £15.99 using the code. Great as a spare in grandparent's or childminders car too. This code also works on sale items, this Britax Adventure High Back Booster Seat* has already been reduced from £53.99 to £34.99 but with the code it brings it down to a bargain price of £27.99. Great price for a Britax seat.

This Britax Evolva 123 Child Car Seat in Black Thunder* has also been reduced from £109.99 to £79.99 but using the code it becomes £63.99. This is a fab price for a car seat that is designed to grow with your child and is suitable for use from 9 months until 12 years old!

Not all items are available for home delivery and are only available for the FREE Click and Collect service to your local store. Home delivery is FREE for orders over £30 or starts at £2.99 for orders under £30.

Arts & Crafts Rainy Day Activities for the Kid's From £1 a Set @ Wilko

by Becky Barratt in Deals on 2 August, 2015 at 9:14 pm

Arts & Crafts Rainy Day Activities for the Kid's From £1 a Set @ Wilko

If you're looking for activities to keep the kid's entertained during the Summer holidays then you can't go wrong with a bit of arts and crafts. Perfect for a rainy day when the kid's are bored, sit them down with some craft kits where they can make something themselves. Wilko are currently selling some lovely kits from just £1, well worth stocking up on at this price!

Most of the 'Make Your Own' kits contain 2 of each item, perfect for siblings, they really are a bargain for what you get. Here are the items I found:

You can have your order delivered to your local store for FREE or home delivery starts from £3.50.

Children Must Educate Parents On Obesity

by Heidi Scrimgeour in Misc on 2 August, 2015 at 8:37 pm

Children Must Educate Parents On Obesity

Most parents would surely agree that it's their role to educate their kids, and not the other way round. But NHS England's Medical Director, Sir Bruce Keogh, reckons children have a part to play in teaching their parents about healthy eating.

The Telegraph reports:

Sir Bruce Keogh, NHS England's Medical Director, said that the government's obesity strategy should have a greater focus on schools. He said that children have a role to play in "educating" their parents and siblings about the importance of a healthy diet.

Sir Bruce’s comments come as Professor Susan Jebb, a key government adviser on the obesity epidemic, suggested that children could act like "trojan horses" and take messages about healthy eating home.

Now my first reaction to this story was probably the same as yours - what a load of old rot. Why on earth should we expect children to educate adults on something that parents should already know, and which they ought to be instilling in their kids?

But after a little more thought on the matter, I'm inclined to think that I can see where Sir Bruce Keogh is coming from. My lads have taught me a fair few things already, and they certainly always seem to get a kick out of the notion that they can teach me something, or that they know more than I do about a topic, be that how the heart works or what arctic foxes like to eat. (Thank goodness for school projects, eh?!)

So I'm kind of open-minded on this. If this is what it takes to tackle the obesity crisis then I'm in. What's your view? Come and share it over on our Facebook page.

Minions Movie Children's Backpack £4.78 Delivered @ Amazon Seller- Linen Ideas

by Becky Barratt in Deals on 2 August, 2015 at 8:32 pm

Minions Movie Children's Backpack £4.78 Delivered @ Amazon Seller- Linen Ideas

Thanks to the latest Minions Movie there seems to be Minion madness in most shops, however they also tend to charge a fortune for some of the toys and clothing. If your little one is a Minion fan then it is worth having a look on Amazon as they have lots of Minion items at reasonable prices. Amongst them I found this Minions Movie Children's Backpack for just £4.78 with free delivery from Amazon seller Linen Ideas.

Any little Minion fan would love to be wearing this on the first day of school! It features three of the favourite Minion's Bob, Kevin and Stuart and is an officially licensed product. A great feature to the bag is the PVC front which means it is easy to wipe clean, which we all know with children's items is a big advantage. The shoulder straps are adjustable so can suit a wide age range.

Delivery is FREE if bought via Amazon Seller Linen Ideas.

Barbie Styling Head Deluxe £10 (was £20) @ Tesco Direct

by Lisa Hayes in Deals on 2 August, 2015 at 7:48 pm

Barbie Styling Head Deluxe £10 (was £20) @ Tesco Direct

This is a bargain buy for any Barbie fans out there, as the Barbie Styling Head Deluxe is half price at Tesco right now, reduced from £20 to £10. I can't find this selling for less than £25 anywhere else, so I really think this is a great price, especially with all the accessories you get with it.

This deluxe version of the Barbie Styling Head comes with more than 20 accessories to help style her hair, including toy straighteners, and a hair dryer with sound effects.

I bet there are lots of young girls who would love to play with a toy like this, and it's worth getting one now to put away for birthdays (or even Christmas?) at this price.

You can click and collect for free from any Tesco store, or home delivery will add another £3, but stocks are low so you need to get this one quickly if you want it.

Princess or Knight's Castle 3 Piece Bedroom Furniture Set £179.97 @ Argos

by Lisa Hayes in Deals on 2 August, 2015 at 6:45 pm

Princess or Knight's Castle 3 Piece Bedroom Furniture Set £179.97 @ Argos

I have been eyeing up this wonderful new furniture range since it came out with the new Argos catalogue, but it was out of stock before now. It looks as though they have had more delivered though, as you can now order these 3 Piece Princess or Knight Castle 3 Piece Bedroom Furniture Sets from Argos for £179.97.

For that price you get a two door wardrobe, a chest of three drawers, and a two drawer bedside cabinet. All are either decorated with the blue knight's castle design or the pink princess castle. You can order any of these items separately of you don't need all three, it just works out a cheaper to get the set.

These furniture items cannot be collected from stores, they are home delivery only, so there is an £8.95 charge to add on as well.

I can't comment on the quality of the furniture, and for this price I wouldn't be expecting rock solid oak or anything like that, but for less than £180 for all three I still think this is great value for a themed bedroom.

Fire Engine Role Play Tent £15.99 (was £19.99) @ Smyths Toys

by Lisa Hayes in Deals on 2 August, 2015 at 5:14 pm

Fire Engine Role Play Tent £15.99 (was £19.99) @ Smyths Toys

This Fire Engine Role Play Tent is part of the 20% off Outdoor Toys offer at Smyths, so it has been reduced from £19.99 to £15.99. It's great for indoor and outdoor play, and pops up in seconds to make a big pretend fire engine for the children to play in.

It has a roll-up window and door, plus a hatch in the top that they can pop out of as well. When the children are finished playing this fire engine tent can be folded back down flat into it's own storage bag and put away until the next time.

It's suitable for children from two years upwards, and looks like it would be loads of fun for boys and girls to play at fighting fires and rescuing people.

You can click and collect this from Smyths Toys stores for free, or home delivery will add another £3.99 to your order.

Disney Minnie Mouse Sweatshirt & Joggers Set now £3.50 (was £12) @ F&F

by Lisa Hayes in Deals on 2 August, 2015 at 3:26 pm

Disney Minnie Mouse Sweatshirt & Joggers Set now £3.50 (was £12) @ F&F

F&F Clothing have just added more items to their sale section, and this Minnie Mouse Sweatshirt and Joggers outfit is reduced by a massive 70%. It was priced at £12, but is now great value at only £3.50!

It's available in sizes from birth up to 24 months, is made from 100% cotton, and has buttons at the back of the sweatshirt opening to make it easy to get on and off.

Although it may not be sweatshirt weather right now, and we are forecast even better weather very soon, at this price it's cheap enough to think about getting a set or two to put away for the autumn and winter.

You can click and collect F&F Clothing for free from larger Tesco stores, or home delivery will add a further £3.95 to your order.

30% Off Little Tikes Cozy Coupe Patrol Car: Now £37.75 Delivered @ Amazon

by Lisa Hayes in Deals on 2 August, 2015 at 2:36 pm

30% Off Little Tikes Cozy Coupe Patrol Car: Now £37.75 Delivered @ Amazon

You know by now that we are big fans of Little Tikes toys here at Playpennies, as they quite rightly have such a great reputation for quality. The Cozy Coupe range are fantastic ride-on cars that have been best sellers for more than 30 years, so when an offer comes up on one of these we shout about it.

Today Amazon have dropped the price of the Cozy Coupe Patrol Car by a big 30%, taking it down to £37.75! The original cozy coupe doesn't usually get much lower than that price on special offers, and this is just about the best price I have seen for the Patrol Car. I can't see one cheaper than £47 with delivery so this is nearly £10 cheaper than anywhere else.

Amazon handily tell us in big capital letters in the description that this is not the edition of the police car with the siren and walkie talkie sound features, but if you're happy without those then this is a great price.

This sturdy play car has a removable floor and a handle on back for parent-controlled push rides, until they are ready to push it around with their feet Flintstones style. It's also got an “ignition switch" and an open-and-close petrol cap, plus storage in the back.

If you fancy going the whole hog and adding personalised licence plates you can get those for just £2.29 delivered here.

This offer for the Cozy Coupe Patrol Car has just started today at Amazon, but with something as popular as this I would expect it to go in and out of stock whilst the offer is on. Home delivery is also free for all customers.

Kids Cushion Chair £19 @ Asda George

by Nada in Deals on 2 August, 2015 at 12:09 pm

 Kids Cushion Chair £19 @ Asda George

My boys like a giant beanbag to sit on when playing on the Xbox. Asda George have an ideal 'chillin' or 'console playin' beanbag reduced at the moment. The Kids Cushion Chair comes in a bright blue colour and is now only £19. It was £34 and even at that I would say it's a good price. This is a reasonable size and has a five star rating so these may just sell out at £19.

The Kids Cushion Chair can be used indoor or outdoor which is unusual but very, very handy. When we have a barbecue we tend to invite lots of folks over, you are then faced with the dilemma of what to sit everyone on. If you have one or two of these then it's great to be able to bring them out on these occasions.

Asda also have this Kids Cushion Armchair* reduced too. It's down from £59 to just £29 and is ideal if you want something a bit more like proper furniture for the children's rooms.

You can Click and Collect the Kids Cushion Chair for FREE from an Asda store or pay £2.95 to have it delivered to your front door.