2 Leggings £4 Or 50% Off Two Items @ Mamas & Papas

by Luschka van Onselen in Deals on 2 September, 2014 at 10:00 pm

2 Leggings £4 Or 50% Off Two Items @ Mamas & PapasMamas and Papas have a couple of fab offers on kiddies clothes at the moment, including two pairs of leggings on sale for £4, and there's also another offer, which we think is pretty great - if you buy two items or more, you'll get 50% off.

I'm quite impressed with this sale! I went in with the idea of buying a pair of longsleeves for my daughter, only to find that I could pay £10 for it, or buy two shirts for £10 anyway. Can't fault that logic!

Add three items to your basket - £30, and at checkout it'll be reduced to £15.

Make sure when you choose though, that you select those items that actually say "50% off when you purchase 2 or more items from the Kids range" or they won't qualify.

I think it's a fab offer for stocking up for autumn though.

Disney And Character Single Duvet Covers £10.99 @ eBay

by Luschka van Onselen in Deals on 2 September, 2014 at 9:35 pm

Disney And Character Single Duvet Covers £10.99 @ eBay eBay seller Character Mad are selling Disney and Character Single Duvet Covers for £10.99, delivered.

There's a great selection of 100% official duvet covers. Included in the sale are characters including Minnie Mouse, Thomas, Disney Cars, Spiderman, Marvel comics, Avengers, Hello Kitty, Disney Princess, Ben10, Toy Story, Disney Fairies, Doc McStuffins, Fireman Sam, Mickey Mouse, Monsters Inc, Peppa Pig, Disney Sofia, Sonic, Star Wars and more.

Duvet covers are approx: 135cm x 200cm and pillowcases are a standard size, and these are 100% Polyester / Microfibre. They are machine washable and can be tumble dried on a cool setting.

You can choose the options you want in the drop down setting, choose the number you want, and go ahead with your purchase.

I love using bedding and soft furnishings as a quick and cheap way to change the theme of a room. Certainly a more cost effective way to keep up with the ever changing whims of a child!

Thanks to dbhoy at HUKD

Freebie! Smart School Time Recipes @ Amazon Kindle

by Luschka van Onselen in Freebies on 2 September, 2014 at 9:03 pm

Freebie! Smart School Time Recipes @ Amazon KindleIf you're never sure what to put in the kids lunch boxes or snack boxes, the Smart School Time Recipes ebook is currently free on Kindle.

Click here for the free Kindle eBook*

This e-cookbook was created to encourage whole foods living for families, while offering ample alternatives to prepackaged meals and snacks.

In this book there are 125 healthy recipes and over 100 full colour photos for quick breakfasts, on-the-go snacks, and portable lunch items with kid and adult friendly options.

The chapters include:

  • Morning Muffin Mania
  • Sensational Smoothies
  • Easy Freezin’ Waffles, Pancakes, and French Toast
  • More Smart Starts
  • Dips, Fillings, and Spreads
  • Soups and Stews
  • Salad-Style
  • More Lunchbox Love
  • Sweet Snackin’
  • Craving Cookies
  • Essential Extras

and there are many fab reviews on it, especially if you are able to use the ideas and base your own preferences around it.

If you don't have a Kindle, you can pick one up here for £30 offright now, or you can download the Kindle App free on your smart phone.

Halloween Themed Add-On Items @ Amazon

by Luschka van Onselen in Deals on 2 September, 2014 at 8:27 pm

Halloween Themed Add-On Items @ AmazonThe next thing on the seasonal agenda is Halloween, and if you're looking for something to top up your Amazon orders over the next couple of months so you don't have to pay for postage, here are a few good ones to look out for. Click on any of the links in blue to see the items, and we'll try to keep this list updates over the next couple of months, but do let us know if something goes out of stock, or feel free to add your finds in the comments too!

In the fancy dress department,  you can pick up Smiffy's Bloody Nurse Kit with Mask and Eyepatchfor 62p or for 93p you can dress up with Smiffy's Noose Necklace*. For something a little less scary and a little more animal, there's a Wild Republic Mask for Children and Adults Dino T-Rex* for £1.08.  The Malice in Horrorland Wigis£1.61 for a great twist on the story, but there's also loads more to choose from here*.

If you're planning a Halloween party, you can snap up 50 Happy Halloween Paper Cupcake Cases* (70p) and Spider Frenzy* napkins for £2.49 or a Humatt Perkins Spooky Wind Socks Hanging Decoration* (78p), and a Keep Out Cemetery signfor £1.08 or 3D Skeleton Garlandsfor £1.24. There's a whole variety of balloons* to choose from too.

Hopefully there's enough Add-On fodder there to see you through the next few weeks of Amazon shopping, but if you find anything else, do let us know!

Celebaby: Angelina Jolie's Wedding Dress Features Her Kids' Drawings

by Heidi Scrimgeour in Celebaby on 2 September, 2014 at 6:21 pm

Celebaby: Angelina Jolie's Wedding Dress Features Her Kids' Drawings

Oh sweet mercy, have you SEEN Angelina Jolie's wedding dress?

According to the New York Daily News, the first images of Brad and Angelina's exclusive ceremony in southern France "show the 39-year-old actress in her full-length dress with drawings from her children sewn into the gown" while her groom "wore a suit from his closet and borrowed a tie from his son because he forgot one".

The wedding pics feature exclusively on the covers of People magazine and Hello! magazine.

The New York Daily News site reports:

"Jolie’s plain white floor-length antique lace and silk dress and veil featured an unorthodox twist, with drawings by their six children sewed into the gown by Atelier Versace master tailor Luigi Massi."

"'Luigi is like family to me and I couldn't imagine anyone else making this dress,' Jolie told People. 'He knows and cares for the children and it was great fun putting it together.'"

Personally I think the dress and veil (it looks as though it's the veil that features most of the drawings) are both utterly fantastic, but opinion seems divided among people who care about such things. I've heard critics say it looks like the Jolie-Pitt kids accidentally scribbled on it so that the etchings then had to be incorporated into the design -  but c'mon, like she couldn't afford to start over again with a new dress if that had happened - while others reckon a wedding dress is not the place to show off about the fact that your children are the centre of your world. Harsh, in my view.

What do you think? And could you conceive of letting your kids be centre stage when it comes to something as sacred as your wedding wardrobe? Will this start a new trend?

Diary Of A Wimpy Kid Book Collection £8.99 @ The Book People

by Heidi Scrimgeour in Deals on 2 September, 2014 at 5:30 pm

Diary Of A Wimpy Kid Book Collection £8.99 @ The Book People

My kids are massive fans of the Diary Of A Wimpy Kid books, so I really wish I'd thought to check out this collection at The Book People before I forked out for them! Right now the box set of the first seven books in the series is just £8.99, reduced from the RRP of £48.93.

In the collection you'll get six of the cartoon-format novels plus a Do-It-Yourself Book - so little Wimpy Kid fans can write in their very own Wimpy Kid journal. Pretty cool.

Personally, I can't recommend this series highly enough for encouraging reluctant readers to get stuck in. I love that there are plenty of books in the series too - with new ones out recently - so kids feel compelled to keep reading once they get into the series.

The reviews are great too - check this out:

"My 9-year-old daughter who is a reluctant reader really enjoys these books and was especially happy that there was an activity book in the set. My 7-year-old boy also enjoys them. Really fantastic value."

Delivery is free when you spend over £25, otherwise it's £2.95. If you're spending £10 or more then the voucher code BOOKTHANKS should get you free delivery, though.

With thanks to Loopylass @ HUKD.

Celebaby: JLS Singer Oritsé Williams Becomes A Daddy!

by Heidi Scrimgeour in Celebaby on 2 September, 2014 at 3:00 pm

Celebaby: JLS Singer Oritsé Williams Becomes A Daddy!

Is there anything more heart-melting that a new dad going a bit gooey over his new baby?

JLS singer Oritsé Williams has been going seriously ga-ga since the birth of his first baby this week - a little boy named Omré.

First he tweeted about the 'awe' he felt at watching his wife, AJ Azari, give birth to their baby boy. He wrote:

"I watched in awe as @AJAzari gave birth to our 1st born son on Sunday 24th at 1.49am. He is my Treasure of life! x"

Then he followed that up with this image of a lion alongside a lion cub and added the caption:

"This is what it feels like! #Heir"

Yup, we think it's safe to say that Oritsé has it bad!

We think there's something very cool about dads who celebrate fatherhood like this. A generation ago, dads were all but banned from the delivery room whereas now they're positively encouraged to participate fully in the birthing process. In fact I don't think I could have got through labour three times without my husband there!

What about you - did your other half react like this when he became a father for the first time?

Disney's Frozen Gift Wrap 99p Delivered (With Code) @ The Works

by Nada in Deals on 2 September, 2014 at 11:16 am

Disney's Frozen Gift Wrap 99p Delivered (With Code) @ The Works

If your little Frozen fan has a birthday coming up then this is sure to impress them as much as the present inside. The Works have Disney's Frozen gift wrap for only 99p, which is a great price. Shops like to exploit things when there's a certain craze and bump up prices, not at The Works though. Get FREE delivery when you enter promotion code FREEDELIVERY at the checkout.

With this Disney's Frozen gift wrap you get two sheets of wrapping paper featuring Elsa and Anna, plus you get two very cute Olaf tags. For 99p that's really good. The lovely Playpennies Karen McGinn has bought this exact paper, and said the quality is great for the price.

If your children have any birthday parties coming up then grab some, they will be Mr/Miss Popular if they handed over a prezzy covered in this delightful paper. I also think it would be lovely for Christmas gifts, especially for those Frozen themed presents. Afterall, I don't think it would be very economical to wrap everything in this. How about wrapping the kids' homework jotters in this? They would be ecstatic handing that over to their teacher. A tip don't use High School Musical paper on your 8 year old son's one as it leads to major stropping.

Why not head over to our vouchers section where you will find promotion code FREEDELIVERY for The Works and much more.

Thanks to babyblue @HUKD

Trunki Travel ToyBox In Pink & Blue £12.99 Delivered @ Amazon

by Nada in Deals on 2 September, 2014 at 10:36 am

Trunki Travel ToyBox In Pink & Blue £12.99 Delivered @ Amazon

Argos are selling these Trunki Travel ToyBoxes for £14.99 each, and the same if you buy direct from Trunki. Get yours from Amazon for only £12.99 delivered. A great price for something so popular and useful. Both the pink and blue colours are available at this bargain price.

The Trunki Travel ToyBoxes are another fabulous creation from the popular brand. Why? It's simple, they are bright, attractive and very innovative. Kids love the fact they can ride on them and parents love the fact they serve the purpose of storage. Like I said early on the Step2 Wagon deal, toys like this are a fun way of teaching children how to put away once they are finished with toys.

What I also like about these Trunki Travel ToyBoxes, is that if you have more than one you can connect them together like a little freight train. If you are going away for the weekend then your little darling can drag along as many toys as their tiny hearts desire, and when they get tired of riding it you can drag it by it's handle. They stack too if you have multiples.

These Trunki ToyBoxes are over the £10 threshold so are eligible for Amazon's FREE Supersaver delivery. Bonus!

Mega Bloks First Builders Pink 220pc Big Building Tub £22.94 @ Argos

by Nada in Deals on 2 September, 2014 at 9:58 am

Mega Bloks First Builders Pink 220pc Big Building Tub £22.94 @ Argos

I have noticed that more and more of the construction toy manufacturers are releasing "girly" coloured sets to encourage the little females to play. This Mega Bloks First Builders pink 220pc big building tub is only £22.94. I have NEVER ever seen this for as cheap. As you can see from the picture, it's big. It's been reduced from £59.99 to £29.99 and is now only £22.94!

Stock availability is super on this Mega Bloks First Builders 220pc big building tub, and was in stock at 100% of the stores that I checked across the United Kingdom. I anticipate this to change though, because it really is a marvellous price for such a toy.

You get a mammoth 220 Mega Bloks in this girly set. Due to the size of each "blok" they are suitable for children as young as one. If they can fit one of them in their mouth to choke I would be very shocked. The pieces aren't all pink but there's a mixture of colours like yellow, blue and purple as well.

The set is compatible with other Mega Bloks First Builder kits, which means you can expand on your current collection. The lid of the big storage tub can be used as a base plate for your little one's constructions.  I just love toy sets that come with sturdy storage, any help to keep rooms clean is a bonus in my eyes.

Reserve and collect the Mega Bloks First Builder 220pc big building tub from your local Argos store, which is free, or opt for delivery at £3.95.

Step2 Little Helper's Wagon £15.99 Delivered @ Argos

by Nada in Deals on 2 September, 2014 at 9:11 am

Step2 Little Helper's Wagon £15.99 Delivered @ Argos

Toy storage with a twist. This Step2 Little Helper's Wagon is only £15.99 with FREE delivery from Argos. It has previously been £25.99, then £17.99 before becoming £15.99. The next cheapest retailer I could find for this was Homebase at £17.99. Elsewhere is £20 plus.

The Step2 Little Helper's Wagon isn't just storage but it's a toy transporter for children aged one and a half and over. It's made of chunky plastic which makes it very easy to keep clean, you know how grubby kids' stuff gets. Not just that, but it keeps them light enough for children to load up and drag along.

The wheel are wide enough to prevent tipping. Kids' love depositing toys around the house, why not make it easier for them? With this you can make it fun for them to drag the wagon around each room, and collect the toys that they have littered the house. It's always good to instil good habit from the get go. Although, I am still trying. I get sick of the sound of my own voice.

Delivery is FREE, which is an instant saving of £3.95. Reserve and collect is not available on this item due to the gratis P+P.

100 Free 7x5" Prints (From £1.99 Delivered) @ Snapfish

by Luschka van Onselen in Deals on 1 September, 2014 at 9:24 pm

100 Free 7x5" Prints (From £1.99 Delivered) @ Snapfish Snapfish and the Daily Star are offering 100 free prints of your 7x5" photos.  You do have to pay delivery of £1.99, increasing incrementally with the amount of photos you order.

Click here to register with Snapfish for your free prints*

Print off all your favourite photos for free! Fill your basket with 7x5" photo prints and you will see your 100 free prints credit / discount will be added at check-out on the billing page. You must bank your code with Snapfish within 72 hours of the in paper promotion, failure to do so will mean you will not be able to redeem this offer

This being Sunday's paper, I expect you have to 'bank' the promotion before Wednesday.

To 'bank' it, you need to register on the page (click the link above)

You bank the code by clicking on the redeem link in the email they send you and then entering the code when prompted. Once you've done that you can see it as a credit in the "your account" section.

Thanks to Twinthirty and Petal at HUKD

5 Weeks Free Trial @ Reading Eggs

by Luschka van Onselen in Deals on 1 September, 2014 at 9:06 pm

5 Weeks Free Trial @ Reading EggsWe've featured Reading Eggs a few times here in the past, and at the moment they are offering a 5-week free trial as compared to their usual 2 week trial.

We've used the Reading Eggs system at home as 'computer games' time with my 3/4 year old and her letter writing and spelling is fantastic and she's only due to start school this week. 

Reading Eggs are offering this extra length trial as part of the Great Literacy Challenge, a nationwide effort to inspire young children to get reading.

Reading Eggs provides a comprehensive range of online reading lessons, activities and e-books that teach children aged 3–13 the core literacy skills needed for a lifetime of reading success.

As a Reading Eggs member you'll have access to more than 1700 e-books, and over 512 interactive games, with motivating rewards and catchy songs and you will see a difference in your child's reading and letter recognition in super fast time.

Freebie! 30 Slow Cooker Recipes For Kindle/Apps

by Luschka van Onselen in Deals on 1 September, 2014 at 8:38 pm

Freebie! 30 Slow Cooker Recipes For Kindle/AppsFor those who enjoy their slow cooked meals, this freebie from Kindle might have a few winning recipes to see you through the winter days.  It's currently free, so grab it while you can.

The book goes into great detail to explain exactly what the slow cooker is and also outlines all the right ways to use it and even what to look for when making a purchase. The rest of the book is filled with great recipe options that can be used to prepare a variety of meals that will keep any households hunger satiated for quite a while.

Reviews are mixed and varied, specifically if you're not too familiar with American measures, but others say it's brilliant with some good or great recipes, and if you're a confident cook you should be able to adapt them to your tastes and likes anyway, and just glean some new ideas from it.

I always see a recipe as more of a 'guide' than a rule, anyway!

If you don't have a Kindle, you can pick one up here for £30 offright now, or you can download the Kindle App free on your smart phone.

Thanks to kee66 at HUKD

PlayPennies Exclusive: 1st & 5th Weekend Box Free @ Weekend Box Club

by Luschka van Onselen in Deals on 1 September, 2014 at 7:27 pm

PlayPennies Exclusive: 1st & 5th Weekend Box Free @ Weekend Box ClubI signed my kids up at Weekend Box Club just over a year ago and every two weeks we receive a weekend box in the mail. We love them, though we don't necessarily use them as you're 'supposed to', but save them up for weekends away, rainy days and road trips.

However you choose to use it, you can use the code below and receive a free box straight away, buy four boxes and receive your fifth box free too.

Click here to go to the Weekend Box Club site

  • Offer: 1st and 5th boxes free
  • Expires: 14 September
  • Offer Code: PLAY15

So, your first box is free, then each box will then be £7.50 (billed monthly as £7.50 for fortnightly boxes or £15 for monthly boxes) and there's 47% discount for extra siblings. You will then get your 5th box free too. This offer essentially gives you 5 boxes for £22.50 or £4.50 each, delivered.

If you need to pause boxes for a while - like during term time - you can too.

These boxes are perfect if you're going away for a while, since they come complete with almost all the craft stuff you need in them - glue, glitter, everything. If you choose to do them as they come though, you get an email every week in advance of the boxes' arrival to tell you what extras you'll need - normally for the recipe.

Each box comes with four activities, colour coded for ease: a recipe, a craft, something 'green' and an activity, roughly.

T&Cs: New Weekend Boxers only, valid credit/debit card required to redeem to reduce fraud but your 1st & 5th boxes are free and you can pause/cancel your account at any time (no contracts) Regular boxes are £7.50 including delivery (to UK only)

PlayPennies Exclusive: 1st & 5th Weekend Box Free @ Weekend Box Club

Mamas and Papas Bop Highchair £18.99 Was £39.99 @ Argos

by Heidi Scrimgeour in Deals on 1 September, 2014 at 5:51 pm

Mamas and Papas Bop Highchair £18.99 Was £39.99 @ Argos

The Mamas and Papas Bop highchair is on special offer at Argos right now, reduced from £39.99 to just £18.99. That's less than half price!

The reviews on this one are a little bit mixed but it has scored 4.3 out of a possible 5 stars so it seems as though it'll do the job. Some customers have pointed out that the legs get in the way when you're not using it due to the angle of them, so bear that in mind if you're tight for space - it doesn't fold away. But plenty of other reviewers say it's a brilliant buy and represents great value for money. It's also easy to assemble and very easy to clean, based on the reviews.

Stock levels are very patchy for delivery - presumably this chair is particularly popular at the price - but if you can collect in person from your local store then you shouldn't have trouble getting hold of one. And you won't have to pay the £3.95 home delivery fee, either!


Lego Duplo Superheroes: The Joker's Challenge £18.79 Delivered @ Amazon

by Nada in Deals on 1 September, 2014 at 3:42 pm

Lego Duplo Superheroes: The Joker's Challenge £18.79 Delivered @ Amazon

Oh my goodness, this is the cutest set ever. Never has the Joker looked so friendly. This Lego Duplo Superheroes: The Joker's Challenge is selling for £22.49 at Argos, £25 at Debenhams and £25 at The Entertainer. Get yours from Amazon for £18.79 with FREE delivery. Oh how we love free delivery.

The toy market seems to be saturated in superhero themed goodies, but small children's toys are often missed out. Until now that is. Lego Duplo have a Batman range and it is nothing short of amazing. Little ones can join in on the DC Comics frenzy along with their older siblings now.

The Lego Duplo Joker's Challenge set is suitable for children aged two years and above. The pieces are nice and chunky for those tiny hands. Included in the set are two very sweet Batman and Joker figures, a Batmobile (of course), a Batarang (I am assuming this is a bat shaped boomerang), a buildable radar room and other bits and pieces.

If I am honest I'd quite like to buy this just for the figures, I  know my boys would love this babyish version of their favourite superhero and villain.

Get it to your front door for FREE, as this item is eligible for Amazon's Super Saver delivery. Why not grab one to tuck away for Christmas, as sets like this are always popular and can be added to.

Thanks to kennykipling @ HUKD

Trunki Gruffalo Ride On Suitcase £35.67 Delivered @ Amazon Seller Luggage Express

by Nada in Deals on 1 September, 2014 at 11:18 am

Trunki Gruffalo Ride On Suitcase £35.67 Delivered @ Amazon Seller Luggage Express

Trunki ride on suitcases are a firm favourite with adults and children alike. We are always on the lookout for great deals on them. Here's a super one from Amazon seller Luggage Express. They are selling the very popular Gruffalo version for only £35.67 delivered. Argos have them on offer for £35.99 with no delivery included. These normally retail at around £39.99 and are that at both Sainsbury and John Lewis. £44.99 direct from Trunki!

You see Trunkis in abundance at airports, especially over the summer holidays. Why is that? It's due to the fact that these really are a Godsend when you have to traipse from one end of a massive airport to another. Little feet struggle and everyone gets moany. These kind of eradicate that problem. They make it almost fun for small people and they will actually move along a lot quicker.

These are absolutely child friendly, with safe catches and a soft rubber trim, to prevent any painful nips. There's secret compartments and even teddy bear is safe with a seatbelt included inside. The Gruffalo's horns make great handles for your child so they can whizz about.  Each Trunki has an 18 litre space, which makes it hand luggage size.

Get your Gruffalo Trunki from Luggage Express by clicking the link above and selecting it from the right hand side. What are you waiting for?

Mega Bloks Thomas To The Rescue Set £9.99 @ Toys R Us

by Nada in Deals on 1 September, 2014 at 10:20 am

Mega Bloks Thomas To The Rescue Set £9.99 @ Toys R Us

Who doesn't love Thomas the Tank Engine and his cute, cheeky face? Toys R Us have this Mega Bloks Thomas to the Rescue set half price at only £9.99. Argos have it on offer for £12.99, £21.99 at Amazon and £19.99 direct from Mega Bloks, so this really is a bargain.

Construction toys are always a huge hit with children, add Thomas & Friends to the mix and your are definitely onto a winner. This Mega Bloks Thomas to the Rescue set contains 29 pieces and includes a buildable Thomas the Tank Engine and wagon. I suppose it would be a bit rubbish if they didn't include our favourite steam engine. The track itself can be built following the easy instructions or however your child decides. There's a bridge and an emergency tower to create and has stickers to complete the look.

I was watching Dragon's Den last night and there was a couple with a new construction toy and they were basically told they had no hope because of the likes of Lego and Mega Bloks, who dominate the genre. Mega Bloks are really good for little mitts and this Thomas set is suitable for age three and above.

Collect your Mega Bloks Thomas to the Rescue set free from your local Toys R Us or have it delivered at a charge of £4.95.

Kids' Wellies £4.49 Delivered (With Code) @ Shoe Zone

by Nada in Deals on 1 September, 2014 at 9:35 am

Kids' Wellies £4.49 Delivered (With Code) @ Shoe Zone

I am sure you don't need me to tell you that the weather has gotten a wee bit cold and wet recently. We are only a whisker away from the season of the "white stuff". Have you checked to see if last year's wellies fit? Chances are they don't. Get yourself over to Shoe Zone where you will find kids' wellies for only £4.99 with FREE delivery. Use voucher code WELCOME10 to get them for only £4.49 delivered

Shoe Zone are renowned for their mega cheap prices, and I know that we can all be a tad cynical when it comes to cheap children's footwear but wellies are wellies if you ask me. As long as they don't hurt their feet and are waterproof then that's all we ask. At the rate that their little tootsies grow you cannot argue with £4.49 delivered for a pair.

They have two different girls designs, both very pink. Both styles are available in kids' sizes four through to twelve. I love both patterns, but the cupcakes is the favourite for me. It has pretty little cakes all over them and I am a major cake lover.

There's also to different designs for boys, skull & crossbones, for those pirate lovers and out of space. The pirate themed pair are prominently black in colour and the space ones, blue.

Delivery is free and if you need them in a hurry then Shoe Zone are offering a special rate of £2 for next day delivery at the moment.

You can find voucher code WELCOME10 and so much more over at our vouchers section.