FREE Kid's Christmas Recipes @ Asda

by Lisa Hayes in Misc on 21 December, 2014 at 7:11 pm

FREE Kid's Christmas Recipes @ Asda

Asda's Kid's Food website is wonderful. You already know I can't cook, so I tend to stick to children's recipes that we can make together. That way it's easy and fun, rather than me struggling to make my pudding look like a Mary Berry creation - no one expects that if a 5 year old has been involved do they? The pressure is off so we can enjoy ourselves!

There are some really great ideas for things to make in the Christmas Kids In The Kitchen section, some as food gifts, lots of desserts and even decorations, and all nice and easy.

I really like the look of the Stained Glass Star Biscuits, as they look so pretty and need so few ingredients too. And I think every child I know would enjoy trying to build an Ice Cream Snowman before the ice cream melts. It looks so easy and fun that I can't believe we haven't tried to make these before! How many kids will try to build their own Ice Cream Olaf then?

The recipes for Food Gifts for children to make might be coming just a little too late to give to their teachers and school friends, but if you're going to relatives on Christmas Day then these might make a lovely little extra for the children to bring. (We'll make you some peanut butter fudge Mum!).

All the recipes include dietary information, as well as how long it takes to make and even the price per serving. You can do the expected of printing or emailing the recipe, or you can click the link to buy the ingredients direct from the asda grocery website.

So the first thing on our list is Ice Cream Snowmen - what do you fancy making?  Have fun! :)

Up to 50% Off plus FREE Next Day Delivery on Selected Fragrances & Beauty Gifts @ Debenhams

by Lisa Hayes in Deals on 21 December, 2014 at 5:30 pm

Up to 50% Off plus FREE Next Day Delivery on Selected Fragrances & Beauty Gifts @ Debenhams

Still looking for that last minute gift? Or just remembered that you have to give your other half a gift from the kids? (Like I had to do on Saturday morning...) Well Debenhams are offering Free Next Day Delivery on Selected Fragrances and Beauty Gifts, saving you £4.99 and meaning that you will get the gift before Christmas. There are more than 600 gifts to choose from as well!

Some of the fragrances included in the free delivery offer are also reduced by up to half price, and there are both mens and womens fragrances included starting at £15. The Fragrance Gift Sets usually offer the best value for money as they normally cost around the same price as the fragrance alone.

If you are unsure of what fragrance to get then there are also sets with several miniatures in, and these are also great for travel or popping in your handbag or desk drawer too.

There's a good range of Beauty Gifts with Free Next Day Delivery as well, all from high end ranges like Lancome, YSL, Dior, and Elemis.

The last couple of days before Christmas in a Beauty Department are a bit of a scrum to put it mildly, so by using this offer from Debenhams you can order what you need and not have to battle the crowds or risk the store being out of stock when you get there. :)

Half Price Thorntons Gifts - now £2.50 @ Argos

by Lisa Hayes in Deals on 21 December, 2014 at 3:13 pm

Half Price Thorntons Gifts - now £2.50 @ Argos

If you're popping in to Argos in the next couple of days then how about grabbing some Half Price Thorntons Gifts at the same time? They have reduced three of their Thornton's Gifts  from £5 to £2.50 each. For the amount you are getting in these boxes it represents really good value for money.

The items reduced are the Thorntons Special Toffee Assorted Box 500g, the Thorntons Snowman and the Snowdog Chocolates 250g, and the Thornton's Classic Mint Favourites 350g.

As it's Argos the stock availability is hit and miss, as an example I couldn't find any around Manchester, but around London there are plenty! But if you are lucky and there is some stock near you then you'll be getting it at a bargain price.

I try to keep a couple of boxes of chocolates for those friends or family who pop by with an unexpected present, just to save the embarrassment of not having anything to give them in return. I say try because I've just opened some of the Matchmakers now. ;)

Thanks to catmadlady and xmoobagx @ HUKD

 

Kids Snow Scene Duvet Set £7 @ Asda

by Lisa Hayes in Deals on 21 December, 2014 at 2:31 pm

Kids Snow Scene Duvet Set £7 @ Asda

For those of you who missed out on the Mr Men Christmas Duvet Set, this Snow Scene Christmas Single Duver Cover Set is £10, but you can get it for £7 by using the code KIDS30 to get 30% off.

This is a really cute design featuring penguins, reindeer, robins and bears all playing in the snowdrift. It's fairly gender neutral on the colouring so it could be used for girls or boys. It's also pretty good value for a set that you can bring out year after year to get the kids in the festive mood.

You can get this delivered to store for FREE if you have time to collect it, or Home Delivery for Christmas will cost an extra £4.50 as the standard service will not get it to you for Christmas. If you are putting it away for next year and there's no rush then the standard delivery should get it to you between Christmas and New Year.

There is no information about whether this set is cotton, polyester or a mix of both unfortunately, but one of the reviews mentions that although it is not 100% cotton that it is soft and washes well. In fact all 3 reviews give it 5 out of 5.

 

Up To 50% Off Children's Partywear @ BHS

by Nada in Deals on 21 December, 2014 at 12:41 pm

 

Up To 50% Off Children's Partywear @ BHS

BHS have a beautiful selection of partywear for boys and girls. The party season is just beginning and let's face it, it doesn't stop at Christmas. Dresses start from £6, and there's cardigans as well as boys clothing too. Think of those Boxing day get-togethers and New Years Eve celebrations.

When I was a little girl, I had some impressive party frocks, and nothing has changed I am still obsessed with dresses. Here's my favourites reduced ones at BHS: Midnight Crochet Dress* is now only £11, reduced from £22. This isn't a dress but it is too gorgeous not to point out, the Red Sequin Tutu* is now a measly £7, and will delight those little girls that like to twirl around on the dancefloor!

The boys items are equally as impressive, and varies from smart to very formal. And out of the High Street stores BHS really does formalwear well. You have got to love this Navy Waistcoat Set* now from just £11.

Delivery is £3.95 but you can Click and Collect for FREE from your nearest BHS store.

Check Your Emails: Next VIP Sale Slots Now Available

by Nada in Misc on 21 December, 2014 at 11:56 am

Check Your Emails: Next VIP Sale Slots Now Available

Check your emails,check them NOW! You don't want to miss out on this Next sale! The sale after Christmas is always the best one of the year. Folk, queue outside at 5am Next stores on Boxing day for a reason. The bargains are just simply superb. Everything in the sale is Half price or LESS! Kit the kids out, treat the other half or fill your own wardrobe with fashionable goodies.

Selected Next account customers will be given a VIP slot, which means you get a special two hour space to shop the sale before it is available to the general public. You also get a preview of the sale before your allotted time, which I advise you have a look at, and decide what you want before you get access to buy.

This sale has the most items in it, compared to the other end of season events that Next holds. I can tell you that the children's clothing starts at a couple of quid, and you really could kit the kids out for next to nothing. The good thing is, online they reduce the designer branded items too.

Pre-Sale Special: 50% Off Selected Items (With Code) @ Swarovski

by Nada in Deals on 21 December, 2014 at 11:16 am

Pre-Sale Special: 50% Off Selected Items (With Code) @ Swarovski

Things have changed so much in recent years, and we are now finding that many retailers are shunning Boxing Day and starting their sales BEFORE Christmas has even happened. To be honest we are happy for a sale at any time, so we won't hold it against them! Swarovski is one of those High Street stores that draws you in, but then you see the prices and run back out. Now's you excuse to treat yourself or a loved one to something sparkly from Swarovski, as they have 50% off selected Autumn/Winter items when you enter Swarovski Promo Code FW15 at the checkout.

Swarovski has a VERY loyal following, and as much as I like to say I am one of them, I am not. I LOVE the items they sell, but I find them too expensive. Not now with this great Pre-sale offer.

If you are the type of person that LOVES the bling, then this Swanflower Black Crystal Phone Case* will excite you and was £34 and is now only £17.

Charm bracelets have never been more popular thanks to Thomas Sabo, Pandora and Swarovski, check out this stunning Leather Charm Bracelet* now only £19.50 when you use the code.

Why not treat yourself to something special, daughter, sister or mother?

TODAY ONLY: Benefit Sexy & Scrumptious Gift Set £19.66 @ Boots.com

by Nada in Deals on 21 December, 2014 at 10:39 am

TODAY ONLY: Benefit Sexy & Scrumptious Gift Set £19.66 @ Boots.com

We are nearly at Christmas day and I bet most of you have done your Christmas shopping. I am also guessing you have forgotten to get someone very special a present, someone that works hard ALL year round and not just at Christmas, someone that the kids LOVE more than Santa....that's right YOU! Head over to Boots and grab this fantastic bargain, the Benefit Sexy & Scrumptious Gift Set for just £19.66. You will need to hurry though, because this deal is for today only and will sell out.

The Benefit Sexy & Scrumptious Gift Set would normally set you back £29.50 and this is still a reasonable price for this popular make-up brand. You are saving £9.84 for today only and it's a really good buy if you are into your cosmetics.

So, what do you get in this set? 

  •  CORALista
  • They’re real! mini mascara 4g
  • High Beam mini
  • Posietint 2.5 ml
  • Ultra plush lip gloss mini in fauxmance
  • Eyeshadow palette with fluff shadow/hard angle brush, in peachy sheen, terracotta satin, steamy copper, deep bronze, passion pearl.

The shades of eyeshadows will compliment any skintone or eye colour as will all of the rest of the products. This is the ultimate pick-me-up (bar, a bottle of wine!) for us frazzled mums at this time of year.

Delivery is £2.95 or you can collect from a Boots store for £1.95 but I say grab something cheap to take your order over £20, so you dont have to pay to collect it.

Thanks to moonlighters40 @ HUKD

Start-rite Winter Sale Is Now On! Items From £10.40

by Nada in Deals on 21 December, 2014 at 10:10 am

Start-rite Winter Sale Is Now On! Items From £10.40

I have some exciting news, the Start-rite Winter Sale is now on! It is MILES better than the Clarks one which was super and very nearly on par with Jones Bootmaker. Items start from just £10.40 so there's bargains just waiting to be added to that basket. This is the brand of choice for William and Kate for beautiful Prince George. So, you know their footwear cuts the mustard, if it's good enough for our future King.

Oh, I am VERY excited about this sale, so much so I could easily sit here and list you every item that is reduced. There's not one hideous pair out of the lot of them, plus the reductions are super.

The May Dark Red Nubuck Pre-Walkers* are only £10.40, and look like they are worth every penny! I quite fancied them for my youngest son as they don't look overly girly but there is a little bow to the front of the shoe.

You have got to love the Petals Grey Leather Riptape Shoe* at just £18. If it's boys' footwear you are looking for then the Harry Green Nubuck T-Bar Shoes* are a steal for just £13. These are meant for babies that are well onto the cruising stage and can help protect little feet,

Delivery costs £2.99, but you won't bat an eyelid paying that when you see what you are saving. The choice is phenomenal and theres a whole range of sizes and width fittings available.

Thanks to Mimosa Miminski @ HUKD 

Fisher Price Little People Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs £9.96 @ Toys R Us

by Nada in Deals on 21 December, 2014 at 9:42 am

Fisher Price Little People Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs £9.96 @ Toys R Us

If you have ever read any of my blogs about Disney/Little People  items then you will know how excited I get when a bargain is found. Head to Toys R Us and you can grab this super deal of the Fisher Price Little People Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs for just £9.96. This is seriously the cheapest I have ever seen this pack of eight figures for.

If you are sat there thinking these are just cute, chubby, plastic Disney figurines then let me explain what is so magical about these. Take Snow White and her seven male chums over to the Little People Disney Princess Songs Palace and the palace will recognise her, a fanfare will sound, her name will be mentioned, along with various phrases and the "Waiting for My Prince" song will sound.

Don't worry if you don't have the palace though, because at this price they can just be used as they are, and actually make a nice little play set all on their own.

Delivery is a steep £4.95, so if I was you I would make use of the FREE twenty minute Click and Collect service that Toys R Us offer.

Thanks to charlotteb1988 @HUKD

48 Hour Flash Sale - Prices from £1.19 @ M&M Direct

by Luschka van Onselen in Deals on 20 December, 2014 at 10:03 pm

48 Hour Flash Sale  - Prices from £1.19 @ M&M DirectM&M Direct shoppers should pop over to the website now, as there's a 48 hour flash sale on as we 'speak' with prices from £1.19 (for admittedly whacky key rings!) and plenty of savings. Standard delivery is £3.99 but won't be with you for Christmas - for that you'll need to order by Monday and pay the £5.99 express delivery.

Some of the biggest savings are on things like i-Pad cases for £3.19, and women's trousers and skirts reduced to £3.99. Women's vests and tops from £1.59 are also a massive saving, as are summery wedges for £5.59.

For the kids, clearance books start at £1.59, which is great if you're already buying other things, what with delivery and all. The clothes for kids also start at £2.39, which is the price of the school shoes above too.

In terms of clothes this is obviously a summer stock clearance, but the bargains are worth having a bit of a look, really!

Sale Now On @ Kiddicare

by Lisa Hayes in Deals on 20 December, 2014 at 7:38 pm

Sale Now On @ Kiddicare

Kiddicare have started their big 'January' Sale across all departments today. There are reductions in Pushchairs, Car Seats, Nursery and Bedding, Feeding and Babycare, Highchairs, Monitors and Safety and Toys.

The reductions vary a lot between areas, some being more than 70% (some of the toys) and others having only a 20% reduction (for example some of the bedding).

Just having a quick look through I found a couple of really good bargains, for example the Cot Beds start at only £94 now, and there are some good reduction on Highchairs including a Booster Seat for £14.99.

Kiddicare offer Free Delivery when you spend over £29.99, and they also offer a Price Match Guarantee so that if you do find your item cheaper elsewhere you will not find yourself out of pocket.

The other main baby suppliers don't seem to have started their major sales yet, but as soon as the last delivery dates for Christmas pass expect them to follow. There should be some great bargains around very soon - let us know if you find any!

Christmas Mr Men Single Duvet Cover Set £7 @ Asda

by Lisa Hayes in Deals on 20 December, 2014 at 6:02 pm

Christmas Mr Men Single Duvet Cover Set £7 @ Asda

How cute is this? Asda have this exclusive Christmas Mr Men design Single Duvet Cover Set, and it's now half price reduced from £14 to just £7. It's also reversible so you have two patterns to choose from!

There was a similar Little Miss set at the same price but that is out of stock online, though it might be worth a quick look if you are in store.

There are also matching fleece blankets in both Mr Men and Little Miss, also at half price, now £3.50!

The Mr Men Duvet Set has Mr Happy, Mr Strong, Mr Tickle and Mr Bump plus lots of Christmassy snowflakes, candy canes, Christmas puddings and gingerbread men. The other side has the Mr Men playing in the snow.

If you're not putting these away for next Christmas and want them now you can either do Free Click and Collect or pay £4.50 for next day delivery - the standard delivery will not get them to you until after Christmas.

Kid's Craft : Homemade Wrapping Paper

by Lisa Hayes in Misc on 20 December, 2014 at 4:31 pm

Kid's Craft : Homemade Wrapping Paper

The kids only finished school yesterday and already I'm getting "I'm bored Mum, there's nothing for me to do", so we made some Christmas Wrapping Paper.  It didn't cost a penny and now we have something really special to wrap Daddy's Christmas present in.

I'm a fan of easy peasy crafts, so we made a thumbprint reindeer pattern. All you need is white paper, some paint, a black pen, and a red pen or red glitter glue.

First we mixed up some brown paint. We always have some left over pots of paint from craft kits and we mixed some red and green to get a muddy brown. Then Edward did lots of thumbprints all over the paper.

Kid's Craft : Homemade Wrapping Paper

When they were dry he drew on eyes, a mouth, and some antlers with the black pen and used the glitter glue to make a sparkly red nose. We have some red ribbon that I saved from a gift set last year that will finish off the gift really nicely. (I'd wrap it now to show you but the noses aren't dry yet!)

Kid's Craft : Homemade Wrapping Paper

We had also made Reindeer and Snowman Christmas Cards in the same way so that he had something special to give to his best friends.

You could go the way of potato printing to make the pattern if you prefer, and it would certainly make the paper a lot neater! Either way is fun for the kids and a nice way to make a gift look very special and personal.

Girls Tartan Onesie Now £4.50-£5 @ Matalan

by Heidi Scrimgeour in Deals on 20 December, 2014 at 4:00 pm

Girls Tartan Onesie Now £4.50-£5 @ Matalan

Call me a meanie old Mum if you like (yeah, I dare you...) but we don't do the whole Christmas Eve box thing in our house, and I see little point in forking out for 'festive' pyjamas for the whole family that the kids will no doubt refuse to wear just a few weeks later on account of it not being Chistmas any more.

ANYWAY. I'm not actually looking for a fight, in spite of how this post has started BUT if you DO do a Christmas Eve box and you've yet to kit everyone out in the Chrimbo jammies, then check out this adorable red tartan girls onesie from Matalan.

It has sold out in ages 10-11 and 12-13 but there seems to be plenty still in stock in ages 4-5, 6-7 and 8-9.

It's made from 100% polyester, and standard delivery is £3.95. Alternatively you can opt to use Matalan's free 'Click and Collect service' and it'll be delivered to the branch of your choice for no extra charge.

This item is part of various 50% off deals running at Matalan right now, and if you need them in time for Christmas you can order up until Monday 22nd January and opt for next day delivery at £4.95.

Orders over £50 will be eligible for free standard home delivery.

With thanks to goonertillidie @HUKD.

Vital Baby Trainer Cup - 75p @ Amazon

by Lisa Hayes in Deals on 20 December, 2014 at 3:25 pm

Vital Baby Trainer Cup - 75p @ Amazon

The Vital Baby Trainer Cup is usually for sale at around £3.99, but the blue colour is now selling for only 75p!

We don't know how long they will last at this price but this is an amazing bargain for a baby trainer drinking cup, and the other colours are still on sale at £1.99 each.

This is a soft spout two handled trainer cup, suitable for baby's from 6 months of age, with a spout cover for hygiene. The cups come with a two-way valve so that baby to prevent spills, or the valve can be removed so that the cup can be used as a free flow cup.

My eldest had these cups, and we just got rid of the valves and let him use them as free flow cups straight away, and he took to them really easily. I wish I had found them for this price though!

The Vital Baby Trap-A-Snack* is also on sale for the same price so you could grab yourself some bargains for baby today!

Thanks to tobis @ HUKD.

Stocking Fillers From 50p Plus Free Upgrade To UK Mainland Express Delivery @ Dotcomgiftshop

by Heidi Scrimgeour in Deals on 20 December, 2014 at 3:00 pm

Stocking Fillers From 50p Plus Free Upgrade To UK Mainland Express Delivery @ Dotcomgiftshop

Still got some online Christmas shopping to do, and worrying that you've left it too late?

Well hop over to Dotcomgiftshop where, if you're having items delivered to the UK mainland, you can upgrade to Express delivery completely free of charge.

Alas, Northern Ireland, the Highlands and islands don'tt qualify... Grrr.

You have to order by 12 noon on Monday 22nd December to qualify but there are heaps of bargains and unusual toys and trinkets to choose from.

How about Poppy's Playhouse Kitchen for just £4.95 - the reviews are lovely, and it seems like the sort of item you won't find elsewhere.

These cute Funny Face Pens are just 50p right now, and this pack of assorted doughnut lip glosses is just £1. And these party time pencil erasers are just 10p!

You need to have a good rummage around to find the best bargains but there are loads to be found, so make a cuppa and settle in for a spot of stress-free online Christmas shopping, with free Express delivery - woot!

 

 

BARGAIN Frozen Gifts from only 79p! @ B&M Retail

by Lisa Hayes in Deals on 20 December, 2014 at 2:02 pm

BARGAIN Frozen Gifts from only 79p! @ B&M Retail

For those of you who live near a B&M store you are in luck. They have just got loads of new  Frozen gifts in store, and they are such great prices that it is definitely worth a trip into store to grab some of these. Some of them like the Elsa Styling Head and the Pull Apart Olaf are the lowest prices we have seen! Some of the gifts have even been reduced, and there are tons of stocking filler gifts for less than £3!

B&M do not offer online shopping as they are a bargain retailer, but you can see the products that are in stores on their website. You do need to bear in mind that availability will vary from store to store, but the one I went in this morning had a massive display of new products right by the front doors and most of the items listed online were there.

There are stocking filler chocolates and stationery from 79p that are much cheaper than elsewhere - the Frozen Mega Colouring Book is selling for around £3 and in B&M it's £1! There's a really cute little wash bag for £1.99, the Frozen Memory Game is reduced to £2.99, and the Frozen Cushion has now gone down to £3.99!

The Elsa Styling Head is only £12.99 when the cheapest I have seen it is £15! And the Pull Apart Olaf is also £12.99!

There are also some new products that I hadn't seen before like the Secret Diaries, the Jewellery Maker Kit (fab at £6.99) and the Frozen Ball Pit!

There really are some low prices to be had in B&M bargains on Frozen gifts, especially with the stocking filler items. If you have a Frozen fan and can brave #PanicSaturday then see what you can find in your local store.

Star Wars 2015 Annual £1 (Was £7.99) @ Amazon

by Heidi Scrimgeour in Deals on 20 December, 2014 at 2:00 pm

Star Wars 2015 Annual £1 (Was £7.99) @ Amazon

A Christmas stocking isn't a Christmas stocking until you've added an annual, in my opinion. And Star Wars fans should be pretty delighted to find this in their stocking on Christmas Day. Normally £7.99, the Star Wars Christmas Annual is just £1 at Amazon right now.

I'm not going to claim to have any clue how this works, but apparently it features augmented reality. Let's just move on to what one customer has to say about it:

"This is an entertaining volume, in the British tradition of Christmas Annuals, aimed at younger Star Wars fans and older collectors. Its 64 pages of content include 8-page sections on each of the six films, each comprising a page of plot summary and a facing page of quizzes and puzzles, with the remainder of the book taken up with more two-page information sections each with a page of illustrated text and a facing page of puzzles, quizzes and the like."

Delivery will free if you're a Prime customer, otherwise you'll need to add enough other items to your basket to make your total spend up to £10 in order to qualify for free delivery.

I am resisting to end this post with 'May the Force be with you'. Oops.

£5 Off Perfume & Aftershave When You Spend £20+ @ Tesco Direct

by Nada in Deals on 20 December, 2014 at 11:51 am

£5 Off Perfume & Aftershave When You Spend £20+ @ Tesco Direct

Be quick! All the good stuff is selling out fast! Tesco Direct are offering £5 off when you spend £20+ on fine fragrances. It applies on single bottles and not on gift sets. If you wish to purchase more than one, then place separate orders as it'll only take the £5 off once. Click and collect to save on the £3 postage charge and guarantee it under your tree in time.

This is normally the best time of year to grab yourself or your loved one a bottle of perfume or aftershave. With these savings at Tesco Direct you would be silly not to. There's some really popular scents included in the offer and some already have significant amounts of money off already!

Like: Nina EDT 50ml* reduced from £31.50 to £21. Go to checkout and £5 is taken off automatically, making it just £16! Or Marc Jacobs Bang Bang for Men* reduced from £31 to £20.67. Checkout price is just £15.67.

Thanks to ellie27 @ HUKD