House Of Fraser Flash Sale TONIGHT ONLY

by Luschka van Onselen in Deals on 17 December, 2014 at 10:17 pm

 

House Of Fraser Flash Sale TONIGHT ONLYHouse of Fraser has a Flash Sale on tonight only, ending at 5am. They have up to 50% off toys and up to 40% off clothes, including Joules, Armani Junior, and Minene. The prices you see on the sale items are the prices before the discount is applied at the checkout.  There's free in store collection available, but standard delivery is £9.

It IS House of Fraser, so clothes especially aren't dirt cheap or anything, but there are some absolutely beautiful pieces of not overly absurd prices, like for example the gorgeous Uttam Girls Velvet Trim Wool Coat* reduced to £28.80 but £17.20 at checout or the exquisitely beautiful Uttam Girls Bow A-Line Dressreduced to £16.80 is now down to just £10.08. Really good prices for a great quality brand, I think!

Toy prices start from £1 - we're talking Loom bands here, really - but there are other good-for-stocking filler gifts from £2.

Stock seems to be moving pretty quickly, especially in kids clothing so don't hang about.

GLITCH! £9.99 Off Orders of £9.99 Or More @ Missguided

by Luschka van Onselen in Deals on 17 December, 2014 at 9:05 pm

GLITCH! £9.99 Off Orders of £9.99 Or More @ MissguidedPop on over to Missguided right now to take £9.99 off any order of £9.99 or more! Yep, you can essentially get your order for free. It looks like you'll have to be going for full priced items, rather than sale items, and we've tested this code on dresses and leather look leggings.

Click here for the Missguided website*

  • Discount: £9.99
  • Code: NICE

We've done some quick testing, and this code can be used on some dresses, leggings and handbags. A lot of the items are priced at £9.99, meaning you  just have to pay postage.

Obviously as a glitch Missguided may choose not to honour it, but we hope that they will! You may have to have a play around with the items in your basket - my first attempt said the code wasn't valid, but the next one worked. Also, it looks like it's not working on PayPal purchases, but is on card payments.

See if there's anything you can pick up - a little Christmas gift for yourself!

Thanks to deals_k_01 at HUKD

Could Cannabis Treatment Help Children With Epilepsy?

by Heidi Scrimgeour in Misc on 17 December, 2014 at 8:52 pm

Could Cannabis Treatment Help Children With Epilepsy?

How would you feel about your child being treated for a serious medical condition with a treatment derived from the cannabis plant?

According to the Herald newspaper, that could soon be reality for children with severe epilepsy in the UK.

The newspaper reports that doctors will soon trial the medicine - called Epidiolex - which "does not contain the ingredient that produces the high associated with recreational cannabis use" but rather is "based on one of the non-psychoactive components" of the cannabis plant.

The newspaper reports:

"Early studies in the US have shown that treatment with CBD may reduce the frequency and severity of seizures in children with severe forms of epilepsy."

"Patients are being enrolled for a randomised controlled trial of the treatment at The University of Edinburgh's Muir Maxwell Epilepsy Centre, based at the Royal Hospital for Sick Children in Edinburgh, and Great Ormond Street Hospital."

The trial will initially focus on children with Dravet Syndrome, which causes long-lasting, prolonged seizures and is difficult to treat.

The trial will only include children whose seizures cannot be controlled with existing medications.

The Daily Mail reports that researchers will also study the effect on children another type of childhood epilepsy called Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome, which is also difficult to treat and "normally develops when children are aged between one and six and is characterised by frequent seizures of different types".

Image credit: Flickr.com/PeterPanFan

Kidkraft Savannah Dollhouse With 14 Piece Furniture £60.44 from Amazon

by Luschka van Onselen in Deals on 17 December, 2014 at 8:50 pm

Kidkraft Savannah Dollhouse With 14 Piece Furniture £60.44 from AmazonAmazon have dropped the price of the Kidkraft Savannah Dollhouse with 14 pieces of furniture to £65.44, which is a great saving, and the second best price we've seen it for. Use the Mastercard promotion, however, and with the code  PRICELES5 you can take another £5 off. Read the fine print on that promotion here. Delivery is free with Amazon as the order is over £10.

This dollhouse from Kidkraft has nothing but positive reviews from those who’ve bought it on Amazon, and if you give it a moment of time, you can see why.

The Savannah Dollhouse consists of four levels and six rooms of living space.  It’s large enough to accommodate ‘fashion dolls’ up to 30cm, so your beautiful people can live in a beautiful house.

It comes with 14 pieces of furniture, although they don’t list what those are, but judging by the images you’re looking at beds, chairs, a stove, and a dining table and chairs – and they all look quite beautifully made. In fact one of the predominant things about this house is that it is sturdy and easy to assemble.

Another selling  point for me would be that it is large enough for more than one child  at a time to play, which is a real bonus too.

It’s pricey, but it definitely looks worth it to me!

Thanks to taikonautzero at HUKD

The Tricky Subject Of Santa

by Lucy Sweet in Features on 17 December, 2014 at 8:13 pm

The Tricky Subject Of Santa

Since the age of about 4 or 5, my child has consistently raised suspicions about Santa and the Tooth Fairy, and asks lots of awkward questions. Sometimes I wish he was more wide eyed and gullible and believed more in magic, but it seems I’ve got a mini Jeremy Paxman in the house (much cuter, obviously, and without the massive nose).

‘If we don’t have a chimney, how does Santa get in?’ he asks. ‘If the toys are made by the elves, how come the present he got me had ‘John Lewis’ written on the front?’ ‘If the world explodes in the year 3000, will Santa still exist? (WTF??).

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20% Off With Code @ IWOOT

by Lisa Hayes in Deals on 17 December, 2014 at 8:04 pm

20% Off With Code @ IWOOT

We all have someone we have no idea what to buy for Christmas. Well seeing as there is only ONE WEEK LEFT, here is a site that could give you some inspiration and sort the problem for you. You can also get a further 20% Off by using the code FORXMAS at the checkout, but be quick as the code expires tomorrow at Noon.

Click here to visit IWOOT*

  • Discount: 20% Off
  • Expires: Midday Thursday 18th December.
  • Some exclusions apply (including lego).
  • Code: FORXMAS

IWOOT (I Want One Of Those) has a huge variety of gifts that you don't see in your average high street store. A list is a bit pointless because just about every item is unique, and there are things unusual and fun that could well be the gift for "the person who has everything".

The easiest way to shop is to browse according to the person you are buying for i.e. Gifts For Him, Gifts For Her, or Technology Gifts, Gadget Gifts Stocking Fillers and so on.

How about the "Queen Of Awesomeness" Mug, or the My Little Pony Night Light? If those aren't quite right how about the R2D2 Construction Kit or the Tetris Light? Take a quick look and you just might find something for that one really awkward person.

Also the 20% off code will work in conjunction with other offers like the 3 gifts for £20.

There is still just about time to get things delivered in time for Christmas, but you need to be quick about it! Standard delivery is FREE when you spend over £10 too.

Thanks to goonertillidie @ HUKD.

Tommee Tippee Closer To Nature Complete Starter Kit £49.99 @ Tesco

by Lisa Hayes in Deals on 17 December, 2014 at 5:37 pm

Tommee Tippee Closer To Nature Complete Starter Kit £49.99 @ Tesco

The Tommee Tippee Closer To Nature Starter Kit contains everything you need to bottle feed your baby in one kit, and it has been reduced down to £49.99 at Tesco Direct. This is by far the cheapest you can currently buy this for, as even Amazon which is the next cheapest have it for sale at £69.99.

The Starter kit contains an awful lot of equipment, more than you ever thought you might need, but as the steriliser on it's own sells for £49.99 getting this complete pack works out at great value for money.

It contains an electric steriliser, a travel steriliser, an electric bottle and food warmer, 2 insulated bottle bags, a bottle brush, milk powder dispensers for when you are out and about, and a mixture of bottle sizes and teats and a dummy.

This is the kit I got to use with my children, and I have found it easy to use, reliable, and easy to clean.  I found I never used the dummy or bottle and food warmer as it was quicker to just pop things in a bowl of hot water, but everything else got used. If you are bottle feeding, whether by choice or not, then this Tommee Tippee Complete Starter Kit has everything you need to begin bottle feeding for less than £50.

Thanks to lil2583 @ HUKD.

FREE Christmas Recipes from Cadburys

by Lisa Hayes in Freebies on 17 December, 2014 at 3:53 pm

FREE Christmas Recipes from Cadburys

I can't cook. I'm hopeless. But baking is a different matter. I love making cakes and puddings, as long as they involve chocolate. (What can I say, it's an addiction.) So these FREE Cadbury's Christmas Recipes made me very happy, and we're sharing them with you. Don't they look amazing?

There are loads of gorgeous looking cakes, biscuits and puddings all made using Cadbury's sweet treats of one sort or another. You can just enjoy drooling over the pictures, or you can use the recipes and have a go yourself. I love the look of the Chocolate and Cherry Christmas Tree Cake - how stunning would that look on your table after Christmas dinner? Not everyone is a fan of mince pies and Christmas Pud, but everyone likes chocolate don't they?

Or if you can't bear to break with tradition by bringing Chocolate to the Christmas table then there are plenty of opportunities to show off your baking skills over the festive and party season. How about making some Chocolate Orange Truffles for the Boxing Day Buffet?

And as luck would have it you can get pouches of Chocolate Orange and Exploding Candy Chocolate Orange for 75p instead of £1 from today at Sainsburys. The Winter Wonderland bar you need to make the Chocolate and Cherry Tree Cake has also been seen in Home Bargains for just 49p and Asda for 50p, rather than the going rate of £1 a bar.

There are all sorts of sweet treats you can make from the Free Recipes from Cadbury's. Just make sure you save a piece of cake for me please. ;)

Thanks to AK47Raja @ HUKD.

LeapFrog Leap TV £59.99 @ Amazon

by Lisa Hayes in Deals on 17 December, 2014 at 3:05 pm

 LeapFrog Leap TV £59.99 @ Amazon

If the LeapFrog Leap TV is on the Christmas list and you still haven't got round to buying it then you are in luck - Amazon have reduced it from an RRP of £119.99 to half that at just £59.99 with FREE Delivery. This is the cheapest we can find this anywhere - Smyths Toys have the next best price and they are charging nearly £90, everywhere else it's around £100 so Amazon are giving you a great price on this.

As with all LeapFrog products the emphasis with the Leap TV is on learning through play, making things fun. The added bonus of this games system is that it also gets children moving whilst they play, exercising their bodies as well as their brains.

It's a motion based gaming system (a bit like the wii) that you set up through your TV, designed for 3 to 8 year olds. You get a game that you can download included in the price, and then other games can be bought separately. You need internet access to set it up, and a couple of AA batteries, and then you should be all set to play on Christmas day.

When my son saw me writing this up he got very excited - the adverts are on TV roughly every 5 seconds, so your kids are going to know what this is and start bugging you for it, if they haven't been doing so already!

Snow Glow Elsa £34.99 Delivered @ A1 Toys

by Nada in Deals on 17 December, 2014 at 1:32 pm

Snow Glow Elsa £34.99 Delivered @ A1 Toys

Sometimes to get what you want you need to think outside the box. The Snow Glow Elsa is in stock like nowhere. AHA, but us hawk-eyed PlayPennies ladies know better! Head over to A1 Toys NOW and grab yourself a Snow Glow Elsa for just £34.99 including FREE delivery. This matches the prices of Amazon and the likes, so there's nothing to lose.

Chances are you know what she does, what she looks like and that you just want to get your flaming hands on one. If you have missed out on every Snow Glow Elsa Doll deal we have posted, then now is your chance. A1 Toys are a lot smaller than the likes of Asda Direct, Amazon and Toys R Us, so less folk will think to look there.

Snow Glow Elsa is without a shadow of a doubt THE toy of 2014! You just have to look at that famous auction site, people have been buying them in bulk and selling them on as they know us parents will do anything to get our hands on them. Thankfully, it's not entirely impossible to grab one from a retailer and that means you can avoid paying over the odds for one on that auction site!

Stocking Fillers Starting From £1.50 @ Early Learning Centre

by Nada in Deals on 17 December, 2014 at 1:22 pm

Stocking Fillers Starting From £1.50 @ Early Learning CentreStocking fillers, where do you start? If you happen to have young children, it's hard to find them little bits and bobs to fill out the gifts. The Early Learning Centre is a great place to start. With lots of nice little gifts under £10 and FREE click and collect, you just cannot go wrong.

I LOVE photo boxes at parties and weddings, photos with props are great fun. Grab the Foam Dress-Up set* for the kids for just £1.50, reduced from £3. Why not add some Magic Snow* into the pictures too, at just £1.50?

Add to that Play Kitchen with this Crate of Milk* reduced from £5 to just £2.50. Save £3.59 with the Seedlings Lil' Lovelies Hair Clips*, now only £2.40.

This My First Doll* is a great deal at just £3, it had been £6. For £4 you can grab this Magic Maize Jungle* instead of £8 and looks like heaps of fun. It does involve water though so you may want to avoid that if you don't like messy play.

You can opt for postage at a cost of £2.95, but with it being so close to Christmas you might just be safer to click and collect.

MASSIVE Savings Shoe Sale Plus Extra 25% Off (With Code) @ Jones Bootmaker

by Nada in Deals on 17 December, 2014 at 12:33 pm

MASSIVE Savings Shoe Sale Plus Extra 25% Off (With Code) @ Jones Bootmaker

Every time I find out that Jones Bootmaker have a sale on I can't help but shriek with excitement. If it's branded footwear you are after for the kids, but begrudge paying full whack, then you need to check out Jones' current shoe sale. Brands like Start-rite, Clarks, Lelli Kelly, Joules and so much more have MASSIVE reductions. You will need to be quick and have a scout about as sizes are limited across the sale stock due to the huge savings. Get an extra 10% off when you enter Jones Bootmaker promo code PARTY25. (Thanks Sarah  and Rita!)

There's many reasons why we are forever buying the kids shoes, they destroyed them, they have grown out of them, or they have lost one of them. What ever the reason, most of us still spend an arm and a leg on a decent pair, for fear there feet will deform if we don't.

With 286 pairs to choose from, you will find something for your son and daughter in this excellent sale. Boots like these Jones Bootmaker Flavia Boots* were £45 and are now only £11.70. They are made from leather and suede for £11.70 with code! Craziness!

What about some Converse for just £13.50? The Chuck Taylor East Coaster Shoes come in three different colours: blue*, camo* and grey*. Remember, and enter that code to get them at this great price!

There's seriously lots of bargains to be had here, so take a look and see what you can get for the kids.

Delivery is just £2.99 or you can opt for reserve and collect for FREE from your local Jones Bootmaker Store.

Buy One Get One Free For ALL Designated Drivers With Coca-Cola

by Nada in Misc on 17 December, 2014 at 11:58 am

Buy One Get One Free For ALL Designated Drivers With Coca-Cola

It can be a bit of a bummer being the designated driver at Christmas, trust me I know, but it is a heck of a lot better than the alternative. Christmas is such a sociable time for many of us and we salute Coca-Cola as they have brought out an incentive for those of you that have been the chosen one to deliver those precious drunkards home safely. Coca-Cola tend to do something every year to encourage those who are the ones driving to stay away from the alcohol. This year is no exception, as Coca-Cola are offering a FREE Coca-Cola with each one bought. You might be asked to show your car keys to the bar staff at time of ordering drinks, and you MUST not be consuming alcohol either.

There can be many reasons that you are picked to be the designated driver, for example you are carrying more than just drunks about, you are pregnant. This was me last year, and if this had been available to me it might have cheered me up a little bit.

The BOGOF offer is available on ALL Coca-Cola drinks, plus this year Schweppes drinks are included also. Which is great for those of you that don't like Coca-Cola or don't drink Caffeine.

Around 12,500 pubs and bars are participating across the United Kingdom, which is great news. Especially for those of you in Scotland, as the law on driving after the consumption of alcohol has changed. Keep safe and stick to the soft drinks only.

Lego Duplo Big Royal Castle £29.99 Delivered @ Amazon

by Nada in Deals on 17 December, 2014 at 11:03 am

Lego Duplo Big Royal Castle £29.99 Delivered @ Amazon

We know there's a few of you disorganised folks out there that are still looking for those toy bargains, so this deal is for you! The Lego Duplo Big Royal Castle is a fantastic price over at Amazon just now. They are selling it for just £29.99 with FREE Super Saver delivery. This set is worth every penny and sells elsewhere for around the £40-50 mark. This will sell out, and if you wonder why go read the four reviews that have all gave it a whopping five stars.

Lego Duplo is such a fantastic gift to give to a little one, and trust me if there was ever an excellent introduction into construction toys this Big Royal Castle would be it. It's suitable for children aged two to five years old, not because it has tiny bits to choke on but it's not suitable for younger due to the complexity of the build.

With this set there 130 pieces, and included in that is Lego Duplo blocks to build the castle, four figures: the King and three Knights. Plus accessories like a horse, swords for the Knights, a cannon, an axe, a throne, a cauldron, some treasure and fire element.

This toy has plenty to fire up your small ones imagination and this really is a super buy. If you managed to nab one of those Bespoke Offers £10 Amazon vouchers then this will work out even cheaper.

*Freebie* Create Your Own Christmas eCards OR FREE Personalised Postcards Including Disney Frozen @ Sky.com

by Nada in Freebies on 17 December, 2014 at 10:08 am

*Freebie* Create Your Own Christmas eCards OR FREE Personalised Postcards Including Disney Frozen @ Sky.com

It is SO time consuming writing Christmas cards, so much so that lot's of us have stopped doing it. I guess making eCards to send is not only time efficient but it saves having to remember to post them, saves heaps of money AND is eco-friendly. If you have gotten until today without writing out a Christmas card, then chances are you just aren't going to bother, so why not take advantage of the FREE Create your Own Christmas eCards from Sky.com? There's lots of lovely designs, all with a movie theme, like Disney's Frozen and you can add a nice photo of the kids or a family portrait. If you want a hard copy then Sky will send you three copies of your eCard in a postcard format.

This is actually a really fun way to send cards and it's ultra easy to do:

  • Step 1- Select the movie theme you want for your card. There's lot's to choose from!
  • Step 2- Add your photo. You can choose to do this directly from your device or link to your Facebook account for one.
  • Step 3- Add the name of who it's from. For example, The Radcliffe Family x
  • Step 4- Review the card. Make sure it's exactly how you want it.
  • Final Step- Send and share. Just fill in your name and email address. And, choose how you want to send it. There's a choice of Facebook, Twitter, Email. If you do want a physical copy then you can download it, print it or even have Sky send you out three copies for FREE. I think today is the last day for this, if you want it in time for Christmas!

Enjoy! Hopefully you have fun making your very own Christmas eCard/Postcard, just like I did!

Furby Boom £29.95 Delivered @ Amazon

by Nada in Deals on 17 December, 2014 at 9:30 am

Furby Boom £29.95 Delivered @ Amazon

It's safe to say that Furbies/Furbys/Furbi (I have no idea the plural of Furby) are the marmite of the toy world.These Furby Boom creatures are the same. Sure they do more and look much funkier but I HATE them and my kids LOVE them. Amazon are selling these for just £29.95 including FREE Super Saver delivery. These little furry annoying things would cost you £39.99 for The Entertainer, £48.74 from Toys R Us and £45 from Very, so the Amazon price is a GREAT deal! Just click "see all buying options" and you will find it at this amazing price.

So, we have established I don't like any kind of Furby but kids go nuts for them. Why is that? It's really simple, it responds to them and they can teach it to speak more English. It's a pet without the poop scooping and the massive responsibility. If you pull this Gremlin/Gizmo fusion it will fall asleep.

Your child must treat it well as this is what determines it's personality. It can be introduced to other Furby Booms, which is fun if your child's friend has one too. Don't forget this is a modern day Furby, which means it has an app for it, where your child can enjoy games, get eggs and raise virtual Furblings.

Thanks to Pukka deal @ HUKD

Free Movies For Carers With £6 Annual Membership

by Luschka van Onselen in Deals on 16 December, 2014 at 10:12 pm

Free Movies For Carers With £6 Annual MembershipDisabled patrons who may need a carer to assist them when they go to the cinema are able to apply for a CEA Card - that's Cinema Exhibitors' Association Card - that allows their carer to visit the cinema free of charge when they accompany the card holder.

The card itself is £6, and is valid for one year.

The CEA Card is issued to a person in receipt of the disability living allowance or attendance allowance, or a registered blind person and any carer can use the card when accompanied by it's owner.

Before investing in the card it's worth ringing your local cinema to be sure that they accept the card.

In order to apply, the person claiming DLA can apply online, by post, or partly online and partly by post here and you can see a list of participating cinemas in your area here.

Thanks to goretex at HUKD

Big Red Christmas Event Ending Soon @ Argos

by Luschka van Onselen in Deals on 16 December, 2014 at 9:41 pm
Big Red Christmas Event Ending Soon @ ArgosThe Argos Big Red Christmas Event is ending at midnight tonight, so if you were still hoping to pick up a few bits in the sale, you can head over to their website (use the link below) to reserve your items to be collected tomorrow you should be able to pick them up at the sale price - just take your reservation information with you.

Included in the sale are techie toys like the VTech InnoTab Max 7 Inch in pink* & bluereduced to £54.99 - they're pricematched to the same on Amazon, but other sites have them for around £88.

The Chad Valley Large Wooden Princess House is down to £34.99 - still £69.99 at Amazon - though you may have to put some mileage into collection, depending on where you live.

The VTech Toot Toot Drivers Garage* is down to £19.99 too - it was this price at Amazon recently and sold really well - and there's also free delivery on a number of Toot Toot toys right now.

HALF PRICE Frozen Clothing from £3.45 @ Character.com

by Lisa Hayes in Deals on 16 December, 2014 at 8:34 pm

HALF PRICE Frozen Clothing from £3.45 @ Character.com

Character is very popular here at PlayPennies because of the fantastic prices they offer on kid's favourites character clothing. The last time they had a great offer it was on nightwear - this time it's Half Price on T-shirts and Sweatshirts, with prices starting from £3.45. Not bad is it?

Of course it's not just Frozen that's included in the offer, but there are 15 different Frozen tops to choose from. The other 30 at half price include Star Wars, Adventure Time, Minnie Mouse and a few more as well.

Availability will vary according to style and size, but rather than go through them all it's best to let you have a look quickly before everything sells out!

I will just mention the Red Olaf Raincoat* though - it's very cute indeed and it's only £7.95! There's also one with Anna & Elsa* on it for the same price...but is white a practical colour for a raincoat? Actually does it matter for that price?

Remember to add your £3.45 delivery charge on top, unless you're spending £25 and then delivery is free.

Big Thanks to haylea1984 @ HUKD.

Autism Friendly Screenings of "A Night At The Museum: Secret Of The Tomb" @ Cineworld

by Lisa Hayes in Misc on 16 December, 2014 at 7:31 pm

Autism Friendly Screenings of "A Night At The Museum: Secret Of The Tomb" @ Cineworld

Autism Friendly Film Screenings are becoming much more common, with the four main cinema chains all participating at some level. If your local cinema is a Cineworld then the next Autism Friendly Screening will be of the new release "Night At The Museum: Secret Of The Tomb" (PG). The website says it should be on at all the participating Showcase cinemas on the morning of Sunday 4th January at 11am, but you can check individual times on their website along with prices.

Autism friendly screenings have a number of differences to regular cinema screenings that are designed to make the experience more enjoyable for families with children on the autistic spectrum. There will be low lighting kept on during the screening, and volume levels will be reduced. There are also no trailers or advertisements shown, and customers are able to bring in their own food if they wish. Another benefit to these screenings is that there will be no allocated seating and customers are able to move during the screening if they wish. All of this should help make visiting the cinema a better experience for affected families.

Odeon, Vue and Showcase also have autism friendly screenings and details can be found on their individual websites or here on the Autism Friendly Screenings page of the Dimensions website, along with much more information about autism.

Thanks to angelhaseyes @ HUKD.