2015 LEGO Advent Calendars Available NOW @ Lego Shop

by Lisa Hayes in Deals on 1 September, 2015 at 10:08 pm

2015 LEGO Advent Calendars Available NOW @ Lego Shop

We have been discussing the festive season a lot here at PlayPennies, and the release of the new 2015 Lego Advent Calendars has caused a little flutter of excitement. The Lego Shop online has two versions available so far - Lego City and Lego Friends, and both are selling for £19.99.

Last year there were many people watching carefully to see when the prices would drop for these highly sought after calendars... and they just sold out instead! The cheapest they got was £15 or so last September time, and they sold out in minutes!

I could only get the Lego Star Wars Advent Calendar last year, and getting lots of teeny space ships is nowhere near as festive as a Father Christmas minifigure, Christmas trees and pressies. I'll be buying early this year instead. It's a gamble as the prices may drop, but we will definitely be watching for any offers and will keep you all up to date.

Even at full price £19.99 for 24 little Lego gifts is a bargain price. The Lego Shop has a limit of 5 per customer as they are targets for those eBay resellers!

You can buy these Lego Advent Calendars in Lego Stores and online, and home delivery is free over £50 or £3.95 when you spend less.

Disney Cars Reading Time Sling Bookcase £26 @ Tesco

by Lisa Hayes in Deals on 1 September, 2015 at 9:16 pm

Disney Cars Reading Time Sling Bookcase £26 @ Tesco

This Disney Cars Reading Time Bookcase has been reduced at Tesco down from £34 to just £26, and it's even included in the Clubcard Boost as well. Most other stores are still charging the full price for this, with Toys R Us even charging just short of £40!

This is a sling type bookcase, so is ideal for younger children. They will find it easier to find the books they want, and also easier to tidy away after themselves. The slings are tough polyester in a bright red colour, and the sides of the shelf are decorated with images from Disney Cars.

This Sling Bookcase is cheaper than any unbranded ones I can see about at the moment, so even if your youngster isn't a big fan of Cars it's not a big job to cover over those pictures on the side and replace them with something they prefer. I am thinking of getting one and putting dinosaur pictures on it instead, as that seems to be a thing for my youngest at the moment.

I'm regretting using up the last of my Tesco Clubcard Vouchers earlier today on some bedding we needed, as I could have used the Clubcard Boost on this instead, as it would only have used up £13 worth of my vouchers! Never mind.

You can use the free click and collect service from any Tesco store, or home delivery adds an extra £3. If you can't collect then I would add something for £3.99 or more from the baby and toddler section to your order, and then you qualify for free delivery anyway - better to get something else for your money than it go on the delivery charge!

Up to 85% Off Summer Sale Including Halloween & Christmas Items @ Party Pieces

by Becky Barratt in Deals on 1 September, 2015 at 9:04 pm

Up to 85% Off Summer Sale Including Halloween & Christmas Items @ Party Pieces

We all know when it comes to planning a party its the little things that really seem to add up. Gone are the days for me when I could get away with plain paper plates and napkins, now they have to be matching, all Frozen or all Peppa Pig, thanks to my 3 year old. It is worth stocking up in the sales for party decorations and accessories. At Party Pieces they currently have a Summer Sale on with up to 85% off. They seem to have quite a lot of stock to choose from including fancy dress, Halloween items and Christmas items.

If you're already thinking about Halloween then this little Kitty Witch Dress and Hat* is perfect for little ones, its down to just £6.99 from £11.99 and comes in different sizes. These Fright Night Party Bottle Labels* are a great way to decorate for a Halloween party and are now just £1.29. For just £0.39 you can get these Happy Halloween Foil Party Banners*, these will look great on your front door.

There's even some brilliant buys for Christmas in the sale, including this adorable Christmas Sock Snowman Kit* for just £1.99 from £4.99, you can make your own snowman, perfect for putting in the Christmas Eve box. These wooden Christmas Tree Standing Advent Calendars* are half price at just £4.99. I love this Gisela Graham Christmas Stocking* it is now just £2.39. This Light Up Jute Reindeer* would look fantastic in any window at Christmas and even better it is now just £10.99 from £24.99.

Standard home delivery starts from £3.95.

Apply For FREE Audience Tickets For Strictly Come Dancing @ BBC

by Lisa Hayes in Freebies on 1 September, 2015 at 8:12 pm

Apply For FREE Audience Tickets For Strictly Come Dancing @ BBC

Got plans for Saturday? Well of course you are staying in - it's the Strictly Come Dancing Launch Show! BBC 1 7.15pm by the way. If you are a fan of the sequins, sparkle and excitement then how would you like a chance to be in the audience, getting a close up look at all those celebs strutting their stuff? The BBC have just opened the registration for the draw for free tickets, so you can apply now!

How the process works is fairly simple - you have a list of dates to choose from, and you can select as many as you wish. Applications are accepted up to 4pm on Thursday 10th September, and after that there will be a random draw to allocate tickets. Demand is huge and you can only get a maximum of one pair of tickets per household.

Apart from the Blackpool Tower Ballroom Special all the shows are in Elstree Studios, and the show dates are not transferable so make sure you can attend before putting your name n the list.

There's lots more information on the link above, so have a quick read before you apply.

From what others have said about BBC ticket shows, and from my hubby's experience, these tickets do not guarantee entry as they issue more tickets than seats - they can't have empty ones when the cameras start rolling! If you get tickets make sure you still get there early!

Who do you fancy for the winner this year? Peter Andre? Jay from The Wanted? Jamelia? Ainsley Harriot? Keeeeeeep dancing! :)

Superman Kids Fancy Dress Outfit £6 @ Asda George

by Lisa Hayes in Deals on 1 September, 2015 at 6:16 pm

Superman Kids Fancy Dress Outfit £6 @ Asda George

This super cool Superman Fancy Dress outfit keeps on coming back in and out of stock at Asda George online, and it's back again and at just £6! The stock sells out almost as fast as we can write about it so be super quick!

There are just 3 sizes in stock but as these are normally £12 or more this is such a good buy I still had to tell you. Right now they have sizes 3 - 4 years, 5 - 6 years and 9 - 10 years in stock.

My son has this outfit and it's great. There's a big padded chest and arms so that he makes everyone feel his 'muscles' when he's dressed up as Supes! The cloak is removable, which is ideal for bouncy castles or running after bad guys, and the belt is detachable as well.

You can use the free click and collect from Asda stores, or home delivery add a further £2.95 to your order.

Extra 25% Off ALL Adidas Originals TODAY ONLY @ Adidas Outlet

by Lisa Hayes in Deals on 1 September, 2015 at 3:50 pm

Extra 25% Off ALL Adidas Originals TODAY ONLY @ Adidas Outlet

The Adidas Outlet sells off items at big discounts of up to 50% off their original prices, and for today only there is an extra 25% off ALL Adidas Originals on top of that!

There are some great bargains to be had, with around 100 kids styles, and hundreds of adult items of footwear, clothing and accessories included.  There's no discount code to enter, the extra 25% off is automatically applied at the checkout to all qualifying items.

I love the kids and infant Star Wars range, and there are trainers, tracksuits and t-shirts all in this offer. Sizes are very hit and miss for some of the styles as this is the outlet section, but it's still worth a look at these prices. I'm considering the Star Wars trainers for my toddler for nursery, as they work out at £36 delivered for two pairs and that's half the price of Clarks!

Just make sure that it is the Originals outlet items on the link above that you are looking at, as the rest of the outlet does not have the same offer. You can use the click and collect from stores for free, home delivery is free over £30 otherwise charges are from £3.95.

Save 20% Off ALL Maternity Clothing @ Asda George

by Nada in Deals on 1 September, 2015 at 1:49 pm

Save 20% Off ALL Maternity Clothing @ Asda George

On the look out for some cheap, but fashionable Maternity Clothes? Look no further! Asda George have a range containing 135 styles, some are even reduced. They cater from size 6 through to a 24, which is a better selection of sizes than most Maternity sellers. Bravo for that Asda! Maternity items start from £3, but use promo code MATERNITY20  at the checkout, and get an extra 20% off! This offer ends on the 5th September, but I would use it before then to make sure you bag the best stuff.

Finding comfortable maternity clothes is key to a happy pregnancy. I lost count of the amount of times I had a meltdown over trousers not fitting over or under my bump.

Check out these Maternity Essential bargains: THREE Pack Maternity Band, Top and Leggings* was £14 now £11.80, Super Mummy and Sidekick Nightie* was £7 now £5.60 and Geo Lace Nursing Bra* was £8 now £6.40. Remember, to get these prices you must use that promo code.

You can Click and Collect your Asda George Maternity order for FREE from an Asda store near you or pay £2.95 to have it delivered to your front door.

Thanks to andywedge @ HUKD

Elf On The Shelf: Have You Started Scheming, Yet?

by Heidi Scrimgeour in Misc on 1 September, 2015 at 12:41 pm

Elf On The Shelf: Have You Started Scheming, Yet?

If Christmas in your house doesn’t feature the Elf on the Shelf, you must have a heart of stone. Either that or you’ve been living under a rock of late, because this is everyone’s favourite little Elf.

The Elf on the Shelf has been steadily growing in popularity over the years, and no wonder. It’s a completely genius idea, and a really lovely way of creating some magical Christmas memories for your little ones. In fact who am I kidding; it’s becoming a whole heap of fun for the adults, too.

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Stacking Offers On Selected Beauty @ Marks And Spencer

by Nada in Deals on 1 September, 2015 at 11:57 am

Stacking Offers On Selected Beauty @ Marks And Spencer

Marks and Spencer have launched their 20% off selected lines offer today. This is across, womenswear, menswear, children's, beauty and home. The 20% discount is shown already on eligible products. We have found that the 20% off applies to some beauty items that are on offer already. This means you can scoop up some real bargains. Think if it's your mum's birthday, or anyone else's soon. Or start making that Christmas Pamper Hamper.

You can get BUY ONE GET ONE FREE plus 20% off on the Wild Rose Korres Collection. For example: Wild Rose Moisturising Brightening Cream SPF 6 40ml* was £20 now £16 and Wild Rose Eye Cream SPF 15 15ml* was £20 now £16. Both of these will cost you just £16, as normally they would cost £40 for the two, but with the 20% off and Buy One Get One FREE, it's only £16.

BUY ONE GET ONE HALF PRICE plus 20% off on Burt's Bees* and lots more: This Tahitian Escape Reed Diffuser* was £12.50 now £10 and this Moroccan Escape Bitter Orange Reed Diffuser* was £12.50 now £10, together with the stacking offers will cost you just £15 instead of £25.

Burt's Bees are VERY popular check out this deal: Grab two of these Burt's Bees Essential Starter Kits* for just £15.60, instead of £26.

You can Click and Collect for FREE from a Marks and Spencer store or pay £3.50 to have it delivered to your front door.

Yankee Candle Three Melt Bauble/Votive Cracker £7.25/£6.78 @ Amazon Seller: Casa Candles

by Nada in Deals on 1 September, 2015 at 10:49 am

Yankee Candle Three Melt Bauble/Votive Cracker £7.25/£6.78 @ Amazon Seller: Casa Candles

I have woke up feeling all Christmassy! I know, I know, it's only just September but you guys have told us that you could do with some awesome Christmas deals. Here's a cracker, no pun intended, it's a Yankee Candle one for 2015 and only £6.78 delivered. There's a Yankee Candle Bauble too priced at £7.25 delivered. Both are sold by Amazon Seller Casa Candles. These items were super hard to get hold of last year from end of October onwards, so it's worth stockpiling now.

Remember, to buy an extra Yankee Candle Bauble and an extra Cracker because you won't want to give them all away.

What do you get in each one? In the Yankee Candle Bauble, you get a Berry Trifle Wax Tart, an Angels Wings Wax Tart and a  Christmas Garland Wax Tart, all contained in a hangable Christmas Bauble. With the Yankee Candle Cracker you get THREE votive candles : Sparkling Cinnamon, Sparkling Snow & Snowflake Cookie.

Scent evokes memories like nothing else, so if your other half moans as to why you have bought so many Christmas candles, get them told that it's for the sake of the kids. Ho, ho, ho!

FREE Make Up Genius App @ iTunes/Google Play

by Nada in Freebies on 1 September, 2015 at 9:47 am

FREE Make Up Genius App @ iTunes/Google Play

If you have ever wanted to see what you would look like with different make up looks, then we have found the app for you. Loreal Make Up Genius is the clever app that will virtually put make up on you. It's fun but more importantly it's FREE just now at both iTunes and Google Play.

To get it from iTunes, just log in and click the link above. You will then be able to upload it to your Apple device completely FREE of charge.

I am a make up fanatic and have to admit that I found this brilliant fun. It's more of a game than anything else. The shades of the make up aren't an accurate match so bear that in mind before you rush out to your nearest Loreal retailer.

This app will make you laugh like you have never laughed before. You can turn your other half into a Pantomime Dame or something more attractive with this hilarious app. Not all the looks are to be laughed at, some are actually pretty. You can create your own by selecting from the virtual Loreal range.

Injusa Sweet Trike £24.17 Delivered @ Amazon

by Nada in Deals on 1 September, 2015 at 9:33 am

Injusa Sweet Trike £24.17 Delivered @ Amazon

Wow, wow and more wow! This is the CHEAPEST we have seen this Injusa Sweet Trike. If you are looking for a Trike with a parent handle then look no further. You can get this one for just £24.17 at Amazon and that includes FREE delivery. Go over to Tesco Direct and you will see that they are selling this very same Trike for £55. I can tell you these were nearer £80 when they first came out, because I nearly bought one.

The Injusa Sweet Trike would make an ideal BIG birthday present or Christmas gift. At this price you are saving yourself £££'s so even if you think it's way too early to start festive season shopping, you might change your mind for this.

This Trike has a sturdy metal frame and big chunky wheels to prevent any tipping. There's a safety belt to ensure your little one can't escape or fall out. The parent handle is great as your little one feels like they have the freedom to ride but really, you have the control. This can be removed if need be.

It's suitable for children aged one years old and above.

Disney Frozen Befix Group 2-3 Car Seat £23.99 @ Smyths

by Nada in Deals on 1 September, 2015 at 9:15 am

Disney Frozen Befix Group 2-3 Car Seat £23.99 @ Smyths

If you have a little Frozen fan, they will absolutely go daft for this Disney Frozen Befix Group 2-3 Car Seat. It normally sells for around the £40 mark but it's reduced in a couple of places at the moment. Smyths are selling it for only £23.99 and is by far the cheapest. Argos have reduced it to £36.99 so you can appreciate how great that Smyths price is.

The Disney Frozen Befix Group 2-3 Car Seat from Smyths is suitable for children aged four to eleven years old. Do bear in mind that your child must weigh at least 15kg before this seat can be used. It has a maximum weight restriction of 36kg.

The head rest is height adjustable with side impact protection and there are arm rests for comfort. This is a seat that you will use the car seat belt with, therefore it does not have a safety fastening of it's own. It has belt guides to ensure your child has the car seat belt at the right height should they be involved in an accident.

You can remove and wash the Disney Frozen Car Seat Cover too which is really handy.

You can Click and Collect the Disney Frozen Befix Group 2-3 Car Seat for FREE from a Smyths Toy Store near you, or pay £2.99 to have it delivered to your front door.

Thanks to millarcat @ HUKD

Casdon Post Office £5 @ Amazon

by Nada in Deals on 1 September, 2015 at 8:42 am

Casdon Post Office £5 @ Amazon

The Casdon Post Office is only £5 over at Amazon just now. This is the best price I have EVER seen this for. The very same toy would set you back £15 at Debenhams and £9.99 at Argos. It is an Add-on item so you need to include it in a order totalling £20 or more, but I say order a couple. Check out the other Add-on bargains from Amazon, here*. You can really start tucking the presents away.

Playing shops, teachers and so on is fun but none of them compare to running your own Post Office. I had this set as a child and I loved it. It's much more updated now, and is jam-packed full of role play goodies for your little one.

Here's what you get in the Casdon Post Office Set: Weighing Scales, a Post Box,  aCash Drawer, a Stamper (the best bit!) , Coins And Notes, Magazines, Newspapers, Stamps, Envelopes, some Post Cards, Vehicle Licences And some Forms.

This toy is suitable for children aged three years old and above. It's a really handy size which means it won't clutter up small bedrooms and can easily be taken to Granny's house or anywhere else.

Half Price Despicable Me Minions Castle Adventure Playset Now £37.49 @ Argos

by Becky Barratt in Deals on 31 August, 2015 at 9:58 pm

Half Price Despicable Me Minions Castle Adventure Playset Now £37.49 @ Argos

Wow this is an amazing deal over at Argos right now. I cannot believe that this playset is half price as some places have it on pre order at £69.99! The Despicable Me Minions Castle Adventure Playset is available for just £37.49. This would make a great main present at Christmas and just think of money you've saved!

This castle really is huge, hours of fun to be had with it for sure! It is a fully buildable castle that opens up to reveal several rooms and passages all with interactive features. The playset also comes with three buildable Kevin, Stuart and Bob Minion character figures with interchangeable parts. Collect and combine with other Mega Bloks Minions playsets to build your own Minion mischief!

The Minions have their eyes on the prize in the Castle Adventure by Mega Bloks Minions! Help your Minions rappel off the castle walls, zip-line from room to room, and discover hidden passages. Then top off this crazy caper by dropping a hammer to crack open the display case. The Minions come with interchangeable parts, like overalls, goggles, even arms, feet and hair, so you can mix and match to customize!

Home delivery is £3.95 or you can Reserve and Collect for FREE at your local store if stock is available.

Thanks to Lyndsey on FB.

Just 16 Saturdays Until Christmas... (Sorry!)

by Heidi Scrimgeour in Misc on 31 August, 2015 at 9:28 pm

Just 16 Saturdays Until Christmas... (Sorry!)

I know that some of you will be utterly delighted to hear this, while others will literally dive for cover. So brace yourselves because here it comes...

Did you know there are only 16 more Saturdays left until Christmas?!

I'm not sure what's got me thinking about this - it could be the return of X-Factor and the knowledge that it's going to plague our screens for weeks and weeks to come. Or maybe it's the definite Autumnal hint of a nip in the air that means it's totally unmistakable: Christmas must be around the corner.

Come to think of it, I'm pretty sure I caught the tail-end of a discussion about this on the radio this morning.

Either way, whatever's to blame for my festive feelings, it got me wondering. Are you a get-your-shopping-all-done-and-wrapped-by-the-end-of-September kind of person? Or are you more inclined to leave it all to the last minute?

Since you're presumably a Playpennies fan, I'm hoping that you avail of our bargain-hunting brilliance and manage to bag lots of deals throughout the year so that you don't have to leave all your Christmas shopping to the last minute.

But someone on the radio programme I was listening to this morning reckoned that "it should be the law" that no-one is allowed to do any Christmas shopping until at least December 1st. A critic of this harsh proposed regime suggested that "only disorganised people" leave their Christmas shopping so late.

So what's your view? Do you agree that it's "UnChristmassy" to shop for the Big Day long before it's in sight, or are you of the opinion that a bit of clever forward planning is precisely what helps Christmas feel magical?

We'd love to hear your thoughts over on our Facebook page...

Sarah & Duck: Sarah Soft Talking Toy Plus Free 2015 Calendar Only £3.82 Delivered (Using Code) @ BBC Shop

by Becky Barratt in Deals on 31 August, 2015 at 8:43 pm

Sarah & Duck: Sarah Soft Talking Toy Plus Free 2015 Calendar Only £3.82 Delivered (Using Code) @ BBC Shop

We love Sarah and Duck in our house, I recently bought my daughter the small Sarah and Duck soft toys and paid around £16 for them both. This is a brilliant deal for the Sarah Talking Soft Toy over at BBC Shop. It is currently on offer for £4.49 but using the 15% off Code BANKHOL15 Lisa told us about a few days ago, the price comes down to just £3.82 including free delivery. The code ends at 11.59pm tonight so be quick! What a great stocking filler this would make at Christmas.

Alongside this fab offer you can also claim a free 2015 calendar with the order of this toy only, it is automatically added to your order. (while stocks last). I know there's only a few months left of the year but a freebie is a freebie! You could always use it for cutting and sticking with your little ones or for using the pictures as posters.

This lovely little toy also talks when you squeeze her tummy. She says phrases from the TV show, such as 'come on duck'. You can also get the Duck toy but the only one they have available on the website is the Large Plushand it is £12.99 before any discount.

Up To Half Price On Bags @ Tesco Direct

by Lisa Hayes in Deals on 31 August, 2015 at 6:53 pm

Up To Half Price On Bags @ Tesco Direct

This is a last minute Back To School offer from Tesco, as they have up to half price on selected bags. Prices start from £2, and there are gym bags, rucksacks, messenger bags, travel bags and more on offer.

For £2 you can get basic gym bags, Minions Swim Bags are £4.13, and Rucksacks start from just £5. There are Frozen, Spongebob, Marvel, Minnie Mouse, Star Wars, Paw Patrol, Cars and more so there are plenty of designs to choose from. There are also bags that would be more suited to older children and teens too. I love the Light-Up Star Wars Backpack, and the 3D Spongebob one is fab as well.

All of these bags are included in the Clubcard Boost so if you have vouchers to double up you can get an even better deal, and these prices are until 6th September subject to availability.

You can click and collect for free from any Tesco store, including the little Express ones, or home delivery adds £3 per order.

Wooden Crocodile Shape Sorting Toy £9.99 (was £23.49) Plus FREE Delivery @ Argos

by Lisa Hayes in Deals on 31 August, 2015 at 6:10 pm

Wooden Crocodile Shape Sorting Toy £9.99 (was £23.49) Plus FREE Delivery @ Argos

This wooden toy looks like a great buy from Argos, but you'll have to be quick to get it at this price as the offers change soon. The Voila Crocodile Shape Sorting Toy is reduced from £23.49 to less than half price at just £9.99, and as an online exclusive it has free home delivery thrown in too!

This is a cute and educational wooden shape sorter toy, with 4 different shaped pieces that can be popped up by pressing on the crocodile's feet. His head and tail bob up and down when you press on them as well, so I can imagine that this will be lots of fun for little ones.

This Crocodile Shape Sorting Toy is suitable from 12 months of age, and it's a Home Delivery Only item so you can't pick this up in stores, but seeing as delivery is free that's even better. At the moment stocks look very widely available as well.

Oscar Travel System £89.99 With FREE Next Day Delivery @ Kiddicare

by Lisa Hayes in Deals on 31 August, 2015 at 3:17 pm

 Oscar Travel System £89.99 With FREE Next Day Delivery @ Kiddicare

A travel system for a new baby can be a major expense, but at Kiddicare you can get one for the fantastic price of only £89.99, and that includes delivery too!

The system at this price is the Kiddicare own brand Oscar Travel System in the neutral grey olive spot colour. Although it's not made clear in the photos this is a 3-in-1 travel system that can be used as a lie flat pram, a pushchair, and with the infant carrier attached to the frame as well.

This travel system comes with all the accessories you should need, including the bumper bar, foot muff, rain cover, hood and chest pads, newborn head supports, shopping basket and more. All the dimensions and specifications are on the Kiddicare website (make sure the folded chassis will fit into your car boot!), and while you're there check out all those glowing reviews as well!

Although Kiddicare are specifying the RRP as £249 the Oscar Travel System has been this price for a while now, but it is still the cheapest on the market by a long way, and a great option for the budget conscious amongst us. If I needed a new travel system I'd definitely be considering this one.

You also get free Next Day Delivery with all orders over £29.99 from Kiddicare, so that's saving a few more pounds for all those other baby essentials.

Thanks to wienyid @HUKD