Free 50p Donation To Prostate Cancer UK

by Lisa Hayes in Misc on 1 April, 2015 at 1:59 pm

Free 50p Donation To Prostate Cancer UK

Prostate Cancer UK have just launched a new campaign to raise both awareness and funds, and to help cancer research. With this campaign you can get 50p donated to Prostate Cancer UK by Keyline, just by signing up to the newsletter.

It costs you nothing, and all it takes is a few clicks and your email address. If everyone who reads PlayPennies managed to do this there would be huge amounts raised for the charity.

Of course if you want to donate yourself you can do, but the 50p donation will come from Keyline anyway.

If you want to know more about Prostate Cancer UK then there is lots of information on their website.

Thanks to dabbit @ HUKD

Up To 40% Off Sale NOW ON! Items From £1.50 @ Cath Kidston

by Nada in Deals on 1 April, 2015 at 11:38 am

Up To 40% Off Sale NOW ON! Items From £1.50 @ Cath Kidston

My other half had to drag me out of Cath Kidston yesterday. When there's a CK sale on I go daft. I would literally empty my bank account to buy lots of floral print goodies. The sale boasts discounts for up to 40%, so this is a pretty good one. Items start from jut £1.50, so just think of all the things you can afford to buy. Think of anything you need to buy gifts for...new baby? birthdays? Just becauses?

Let's start with babies.... I just adore this Mini Farmyard Bunny in a box* reduced from £14 to £7 and this Clifton Rose Baby Bib and Teddy Gift Set* from £14 to £7.

Now for kids... This Mini Clouds Kids Apron* is cool for a fiver. Think of the new term...this Farmyard Drawstring Bag* is ideal for gym class and is now only £8 reduced from £14.

A wee present for yourself? The Mews Ditsy Classic Box Make-up Case* was £12 now £8 or the CK Newsprint Cotton Bag* was £25 now only £10.

You can collect your sale order for FREE from your nearest Cath Kidston store or pay £3.95 for home delivery.

Peppa Pig Watch Gift Set £9.99 @ Argos

by Nada in Deals on 1 April, 2015 at 11:12 am

Peppa Pig Watch Gift Set £9.99 @ Argos

Learning to tell the time can be difficult and boring for kids, so why not make it more interesting and appealing by giving them one of these Peppa Pig watches. It comes in a lovely gift set for just £9.99 from Argos. It had been £14.99 and to be honest I think it looks like great value even at that. It does sell for around that and more elsewhere so this is a great deal.

The Peppa Pig Watch Gift Set contains a PP Watch, a PP Coin Purse and a PP Necklace with Pendant. The watch is an analogue watch with pointers on each hand to tell your little one which is hour and which is minute. I also like the fact that one side says past and the other says to. If only I had a watch like that when I was little, telling the time would have been much easier,

This set is apparently suitable for children aged six years old and above but I can't see a seven year old wearing Peppa Pig to be honest.

You can reserve and collect the Peppa Pig Watch Gift Set for FREE or pay £3.95 for home delivery.

FREE Lego UFO Mini Build Kit

by Nada in Freebies on 1 April, 2015 at 10:29 am

FREE Lego UFO Mini Build Kit

Who doesn't love Lego? Not many people, but how expensive is it? My kids honestly bankrupt me when it comes to those famous building blocks. Lego is gaining more and more popularity as it branches off into film and TV series. It was announced last week that there will be a Lego Movie 2 to be released.

It's not often you can bag yourself FREE Lego, but we have found out that in fact, you can get it for nothing every month.

How does one get their paws on such a freebie? Get down to your local Lego Store on the 2nd of April...that's tomorrow, at four to six in the evening and ask a Sales Associate if you may have this months Lego Mini Build Kit.

You must be between six and fourteen years old to be eligible for this special FREEBIE. Demand is high so you might want to get to a store closer to 4pm than 6. These kits are not for sale and can only be claimed as a FREEBIE.

Next month's FREE Mini Build will take place on May 7th. More details on the Lego Mini Build event can be found here*.

Thanks to goonertilidie @ HUKD

Up To 70% Off Children's Clothing @ Marks And Spencer

by Nada in Deals on 1 April, 2015 at 9:37 am

 Up To 70% Off Children's Clothing @ Marks And Spencer

This is the best sale at Marks and Spencer sale that I have seen in a LONG time. Seriously, if you want the good stuff get over there now! There are so many items included and some with as much as 70% off. Stock levels are good on most items but some items have sold out already.

Here's my top picks for the Girls: Cotton Rich Denim Pinny Dress* was £14 now £2.99, Pure Cotton One Direction Harry Pyjamas* now just £2.99 to £4.99, Anti-Bobble Peppa Pig Dress Gown* was £3.99 to £7.99, Leather Crossbar Shoes* now £10.99 to £13.99, Hello Kitty Cotton Rich Pyjamas* now £3.99 to £5.99 and Pure Cotton Striped Dress* now £5.99 to £9.99.

For the Boys: Pure Cotton Flightcloth Cargo Trousers* now £2.99 to £3.99, or in Blue*, Pure Cotton Chunky Lined Cardigan* now £6.99 to £11.99, Leather Lace Up Ankle Boots* now £8.99 to £12.99 and Angry Birds Glow in the Dark Pyjamas* now £2.99 to £6.99.

You can Click and Collect your Children's Clothing Sale order for FREE from your nearest Marks and Spencer store  or pay £3.50 to have it delivered to your door. Spend £50 and get FREE delivery.

FREE Off Peak Day ReturnTrain Tickets @ Scotrail

by Nada in Freebies on 1 April, 2015 at 9:07 am

FREE Off Peak Day ReturnTrain Tickets @ Scotrail

BE QUICK!! Scotrail are giving away one million Off Peak Day Return Train Tickets. If you live in Scotland then this is your lucky day, with railway station departures included like Aberdeen, Perth, Dundee, Glasgow, Edinburgh and many, many more !

You have a choice between April, May and June to select your desired FREEBIE journey. You can pick up to two tickets. If you don't get your first choice of destination or date then just fiddle about with your selection as there are still tickets out there. As you can imagine this offer is an amazingly good one so people are snapping them up quick fast.

Thanks to my brother Ali for this one!

30 Activities Every Child Should Experience: How Many Can You Tick Off?

by Heidi Scrimgeour in Misc on 1 April, 2015 at 9:05 am

30 Activities Every Child Should Experience: How Many Can You Tick Off?

A generation of children are growing up without experiencing simple outdoor pleasures such as splashing in puddles or mud, building a sandcastle – or even making daisy chains, a study has revealed.

Researchers reckon a whole range of traditional outdoor activities - including building sandcastles on the beach, climbing trees, and having a picnic beyond the back garden - could soon become a thing of the past as children "spend their spare time playing computer games, watching TV or just hanging out with friends" instead.

The study of 2,000 parents was commissioned by the Eco Attractions Group, and revealed that 35 per cent of modern children haven’t splashed in puddles to the point where they end up socked, while another 44 per cent haven’t had the experience of walking through squelchy mud.

Click here to read more...

*Instore Only* 3 For 2 On Children's Clothing Sale Items @ H&M

by Nada in Deals on 1 April, 2015 at 8:37 am

 *Instore Only* 3 For 2 On Children's Clothing Sale Items @ H&M

Today, when in my local H&M I got chatting to a member of staff who was very helpful indeed. I had picked up three baby items in the sale and when I went to pay I got a pleasant surprise, the total I had to pay was £9. I had chosen a pair of uber cool Skinny Jeans at £5, a cute thin Knit Jumper for £4 and a lovely Long-Sleeved T-Shirt for £2 all for just £9. This 3 for 2 offer is not on online.

When asking about the 3 for 2 offer, I was told that it's on ALL Children's Clothing Sale items due to the fact that they weren't selling as fast as anticipated. He was also very sure that this is a nationwide deal, so it should be on in a H&M near you. Obviously, your H&M may not be participating if they have no sale stock left.

If you are wanting to make a special trip for this offer, I would ring the store first to make sure that the offer is on in that store. If you are passing one it is worth popping in to see what you can get.

Be sure to let us know if you manage to bag some bargains at your local H&M.

Kite Baby Girls Starry Long Sleeve Snowsuit From £12.60 @ Amazon

by Heidi Scrimgeour in Deals on 1 April, 2015 at 8:04 am

Kite Baby Girls Starry Long Sleeve Snowsuit From £12.60 @ Amazon

Wowza, this Kite Baby Girls Starry Long Sleeve Snowsuit deal almost seems too good to be true. It's normally priced at an eye-watering £42 over at Amazon but you can pick one up just now for £12.60.

There's a super cute blue version here too, also on special offer.

It's available in sizes 0-3 months up to 2-3 years, and the price varies from £12.60 - £13.20 depending on the size you choose.

What a lovely item to pop away as a welcome gift for a special winter baby - or just to invest in for your own little snuggle bundle for next winter.

Oh who am I kidding - given that snow is forecast for Easter during parts of the country (CRY), you might well be needing this next week!

As ever with Amazon, you'll also get free delivery since you're spending more than £10.

I so wish I had one of these in my size. I don't think I'd ever take it off...

With thanks to bizzleburrow @HUKD.

Children's Clothing Sale: Items From 90p @ House Of Fraser

by Nada in Deals on 31 March, 2015 at 9:52 pm

Children's Clothing Sale: Items From 90p @ House Of Fraser

I went shopping today and House of Fraser had some brilliant reductions in their brand sale. When I got home I checked it out online and it is just as good. There's a load of Children's Clothing included in this event, so if you are needing to get the kids some new bits and pieces it's worth a look. There are certainly plenty of bargains to be had with items starting at just 90p.

Do you like to dress your children in branded clothing? I am a fan but I do tend to only buy brands when I see them at great prices. You can't argue when you can bag quality branded clothing for under a tenner a piece, can you?

Check out these: Polarn O.Pyret Babies Animal Motif T-Shirt* was £9 now £4.50, name it Boys' Long Sleeved Graphic T-Shirt* was £5 now £3, name it Classic Girls' Leggings* was £6 now just £2.40 and Minene Girls' Pyjamas* was £13 now £6.

You can click and collect the Children's Clothing order for FREE for your nearest House of Fraser store or pay £3 to have it delivered to your front door.

Heads Up: Up To 70% Off Sale Starts Tomorrow @ M&S

by Nada in Deals on 31 March, 2015 at 9:34 pm

Heads Up: Up To 70% Off Sale Starts Tomorrow @ M&S

Do your little ones wake you up ridiculously early? Tomorrow put the fact that your are up at the crack of dawn to good use. At 5.20am, the M&S Sale starts and the discounts are up to 70% so there's bound to be plenty of bargains on there.

Marks and Spencer sell beauty, toys, women's clothing, men's clothing, homeware and children's wear. We don't know what exactly will be included in the sale but when Marks and Spencer run an event like this then it tends to be across the whole site.

We aren't sure if furniture will be reduced or not but if you have your eye on that special something it might be worth checking early. As with any kind of sale event, stock levels are always limited so you may want to get over to the Marks and Spencer site to get all the good stuff.

I will have my eye on the beauty section because M&S sell premium beauty brands like Philip Kingsley and Leighton Denny.

As with any order from Marks and Spencer you should be able to collect your sale order from your local M&S store or pay £3.95 for home delivery.

Personalised Kids Licence Plates For Cozy Coupe £2.29 Delivered @ Amazon

by Lisa Hayes in Deals on 31 March, 2015 at 9:16 pm

Personalised Kids Licence Plates For Cozy Coupe £2.29 Delivered @ Amazon

If your kids have a Cozy Coupe, or any other of those big fab ride on cars that kids have these days, then how about this to make it really personal? You can get a Personalised Licence Plate with their name on for just £2.29 with free delivery from Amazon Seller Ellis Graphix!

These ones are made specifically to fit the Little Tikes Cozy Coupe, and it's a self adhesive vinyl sign. You can personalise with up to 9 letters, and choose a yellow or pink background with different country letters.

These are from an Amazon seller, not from Amazon themselves, and there's not much feedback to go on as yet.  If you would rather go for a more established seller there are quite a selection on Amazon, though this one is the cheapest. For £2.29 with free delivery it's a wonderful way to make your child's toy car that little bit different and special.

Summer Infant Slumber Buddies from £12.49 Delivered @ Amazon

by Lisa Hayes in Deals on 31 March, 2015 at 8:19 pm

Summer Infant Slumber Buddies from £12.49 Delivered @ Amazon

These Summer Infant Slumber Buddies are now half price at Amazon, and they have free delivery included as well, so that's a really great price. The 'Bella The Butterfly' and 'Frankie The Frog' are both down from £24.99 to £12.49, and there are more styles available at £14.99 as well.

These Slumber Buddies are designed to help babies and toddlers drift off to sleep with a soothing and colourful light show, and gentle lullabies. As well as the lullabies there are nature sounds and a heartbeat which should be especially calming for very young babies.

They have a velcro strap so that they can be attached to the cot, and as they are small the Slumber Buddies are great for travel or sleepovers as they will create a familiar environment for baby to settle off to sleep.

The reviews are hugely positive on these Slumber Buddies at Amazon, so for £12.49 with free delivery you could be making a big difference to your baby's bedtime. It might be just what is needed for those still struggling with the changing clocks and the earlier evenings.

Thanks to Kimberly81 @ HUKD

Colour Change Gelli Baff £3.99 @ Amazon

by Luschka van Onselen in Deals on 31 March, 2015 at 7:24 pm

Colour Change Gelli Baff £3.99 @ AmazonHow long do you think you can keep the kids busy in the bath with the colour changing Gelli Baff?  It's currently £3.99 at Amazon, but you'd have to pay delivery of almost the same, so you may as well aim for the £10 mark and keep some for the sand & water table for summer. In the meantime, the colour change Gelli Baff is a fun way to keep little ones busy for an hour or so while it's still too cold to head outdoors.

Gelli Baff turns water into goo and back again - it's a bit like having jelly in your bath. Simply fill your bath with 40 litres of warm water, sprinkle the goo over the surface of the bath and leave it for two minutes. Watch as your boring bath water magically starts to turn into a fun, thick goo. Then stir well, get in and have fun!

When the kids have finished the bath, add the dissolver sachet - it's salt- and the goo simply disappears.

If you have kids with skin sensitivities you may want to investigate further, because the goo is the stuff that makes disposable nappies absorbent, but for everyone else, on the odd occasion, it sounds like it could be quite fun, don't you think?

Save Up To £25 With Voucher Codes @ Tesco Clothing

by Lisa Hayes in Deals on 31 March, 2015 at 7:14 pm

Save Up To £25 With Voucher Codes @ Tesco Clothing

Tesco have a spend and save offer on their Florence & Fred clothing website at the moment that could save you up to £25, and it works on top of all other offers and sale prices!

There are three voucher codes offering different savings according to how much you spend. You can get £10 off when you spend £50, £15 off when you spend £75, or £25 off when you spend £100.

Click here to shop at Florence & Fred Tesco Clothing*

  • £10 Off when you spend £50 with code SPRING10
  • £15 Off when you spend £75 with code SPRING15
  • £25 Off when you spend £100 with code SPRING25
  • Expires: 12/04/15

You could get an awful lot of holiday clothes for that, especially if you combine it with the 20% off character clothing, or any of the other offers they have. It really is a good time to stock up! These are the current offers, all of which apply automatically at the checkout and will work with the voucher codes:

  • 20% Off Selected Character Clothing
  • Buy One Get One Half Price On Selected Nightwear
  • 2 for £4.50 Boys T-Shirts
  • 2 for £5 Girls Mix and Match
  • 2 for £7 Gingham Dresses
  • Baby & Kids Sale

Tesco clothing orders can be collected from stores for free, or home delivery costs £3.95 or is free when you spend £50.

You can find these and other Tesco Clothing Voucher Codes over in our voucher section.

Girls Bubble Knit Dress £9 Was £18 @ Mamas and Papas

by Heidi Scrimgeour in Deals on 31 March, 2015 at 7:06 pm

Girls Bubble Knit Dress £9 Was £18 @ Mamas and Papas

How adorable is this cute little jumper dress? Normally £18.00, it's been reduced to £9 at Mamas and Papas.

I don't know about you, but I find myself resisting the whole pink and frilly thing when it comes to cute clothes for little girls. I was just looking for something a bit special for my daughter to wear on Easter Sunday, and stumbled across this.

I love it cos it looks easy to wear, can be worn again (not just on special occasions) and it won't break the bank. It's also 100% cotton and machine washable at 40 degrees. Super-easy to co-ordinate with tights or leggings and every day shoes, too, without needing a whole new set of accessories to go with it.

It's often tricky to find long-sleeved dresses at this time of year, too, but based on today's weather there's no way I'm cracking out the kids' summer wardrobes yet.

Standard delivery costs £4.95 so it'll set you back £13.95 in total.  Bargain!

Just let me get mine ordered first before y'all make stocks sell out...

Baby Bed Hogger Pillowcases @ Twisted Twee

by Lisa Hayes in Misc on 31 March, 2015 at 5:40 pm

Baby Bed Hogger Pillowcases @ Twisted Twee

The picture says it all doesn't it really? Whether you have decided that co-sleeping is right for your family, or you are a reluctant co-sleeper there aren't many of us who haven't found ourselves in this situation. How is it that someone so little takes up so much room in the bed?

The Baby Bed Hogger Pillowcases* are made and sold by Twisted Twee, and this is what they say about them:

These Pillowcases divide the bed into the customary and inevitable sections allocated to each family member. It is a sorry but universal truth of parenthood that those in need of most sleep are allotted the least space!

You can get two different sets, depending on which side of the bed the parents get, and each set of two is £26 and made of strong Egyptian Cotton. Maybe not the cheapest, but very funny.

Minecraft T-Shirt was £7.99, now £5.32 @ Argos

by Lisa Hayes in Deals on 31 March, 2015 at 5:17 pm

Minecraft T-Shirt was £7.99, now £5.32 @ Argos

Minecraft clothing doesn't come cheap, but Argos have reduced this t-shirt from £7.99 down to only £5.32 which is a really good price. The price before the discount was one of the lowest you could find for Minecraft t-shirts already - I've been keeping a close eye on them for my eldest.

It comes in sizes between 6 and 11 years, is 100% cotton  and machine washable. There's not a lot else to say about a Minecraft T-shirt is there? Stock seems very widely available, and can be delivered where available from £3.99, or you can use the free reserve and collect service.

By the way it does say it's a 'Boys' t-shirt, but who cares about that? There are plenty of girls who like Minecraft too!

Survey Reveals Top Ten Things Parents Argue About

by Heidi Scrimgeour in Misc on 31 March, 2015 at 4:01 pm

Survey Reveals Top Ten Things Parents Argue About

Parenting isn't easy (understatement of the century...) and it's definitely the case that my partner and I argue more now than we ever did before we had kids.

But it seems we're not alone, according to a study commissioned by Care.com, which found that the average parent will argue with their other half EIGHT TIMES A MONTH over the kids.

The topic most likely to cause couples to argue? Can you guess? How to discipline their child.

Giving in to tantrums and one parent saying 'yes' to a child when the other just said 'no' are also among the top things parents are most likely to disagree over. Other common disagreements between parents stem from not following through on a threat of punishment, and one parent being too strict or shouting.  (Oh, these sound woefully familiar).

What really surprised me was that more than three quarters of parents admit to disagreeing or rowing with each other over the upbringing of their child - I've always been inclined to assume that everyone else's families were just sort of sailing along harmoniously, so it's weirdly reassuring to know that that's not necessarily the case.

TOP 10 THINGS PARENTS ARE MOST LIKELY TO DISAGREE ON:

  1. How to discipline their child
  2. Giving in to tantrums
  3. One parent saying yes to a child when the other had just said no
  4. One not following through on a threat of punishment
  5. One parent shouting or being too strict
  6. Whether to let a baby cry or self-settle
  7. How much to spend on children at birthdays and Christmas
  8. Immediately seeing to a crying baby
  9. Letting a child sleep in parents’ bed
  10. How to reward children

How much to spend on kids for birthdays or Christmas and how to reward children for good behaviour or work also made the list of row-worthy issues for mums and dads.

And on the topic of how such domestic disputes get resolved, would it surprise you to learn that 51 per cent of parents say they are willing to compromise, while 38 per cent of respondents say Mum is most likely to have the last word?

Interestingly, more than half of the parents polled say their own upbringing is a factor in why they argue with their other half.

“Don’t sweat every battle," advises Liz Fraser from Care.com. "Let some stuff go. But stick to the things you really believe in, and try to find a way to work together on them, not apart.”

Easier said than done, in the heat of the moment. Does any of this ring true for you? What's the number one kid-related issue you're likely to end up having words with your other half over?

Extra 25% Off Sale Plus Free Delivery @ Pumpkin Patch

by Lisa Hayes in Deals on 31 March, 2015 at 3:30 pm

Extra 25% Off Sale Plus Free Delivery @ Pumpkin Patch

We know that Pumpkin Patch kids clothes always have some sort of sale on, so we only tell you when there's something EXTRA on, and this is it! Ready?

The first offer is 50% off ALL Full Price Clothing, and this discount is already shown, there's no code to apply. It includes over 500 styles for babies, girls and boys, in clothing, footwear and accessories.

Also everything in the online e-Sale has an extra 25% off the prices you see on the website, and the extra discount is taken off when you go to the checkout. There's less size availability on these styles, as they were already reduced by around half price or more, and they have been on sale for a while. Still, with a further 25% off the prices if you're lucky you could pick up some pretty huge bargains!

And you get free standard UK delivery on everything, with no minimum spend with the code UKBUNNY until 6th April as well!

The cheapest items I could find were accessories that came to 75p with free delivery, and the clothing wasn't much more than that either. This sale is definitely worth a look, as you'll not find much cheaper than this!