Shhhh! Kids Wet Weather Gear @ Lidl Starts Next Week

by Luschka van Onselen in Deals on 18 September, 2014 at 10:02 pm

Shhhh! Kids Wet Weather Gear @ Lidl Starts Next WeekFrom Monday next week Lidl will have a great offer on! They're selling kids wet weather gear for amazingly good prices!

They will have boys and girls waterproof jackets for £7.99 in green, blue, pink and purple. They have matching waterproof trousers for £5.99, but you can buy them together for £12.  I love the little dungaree style ones and think they are simply perfect for muddy puddle jumping! These also have reflective material which is great for this time of  year. Age range wise, they are made for 12 months - 8 year olds.

Of course every puddle jumper needs warm toes, so the £1.49 thermal socks are a winner, and I am really quite interested in the kids welllington boots! They are £7.99 and they are so cool! They have flashing lights at the heel that light up every step of the way! My kids would love it. The felt insole with insulating aluminium insulating layer should provide extra warmth and comfort and they have a 3M Scotchlite™ reflective material for improved visibility - love that too! These are available in sizes 7 to 11 kids.

Extra 20% Off Toys, Feeding, Out & About SALES Items @ VUP Baby

by Luschka van Onselen in Deals on 18 September, 2014 at 8:42 pm

Extra 20% Off Toys, Feeding, Out & About SALES Items @ VUP BabyWhile you're waiting to hear what's going on with Smyths, head on over to VUP Baby and check out their toys, feeding equipment and out and about goodies for babies and toddlers. They are offering 20% off all items already on sale with the code below.

Click here to visit VUP Baby and take advantage of their sale items*

  • Voucher Amount : 20%
  • Valid On: Sales Items
  • Voucher Code: SALES20

I love, love, love the Janod Portable Market Stallwhich is £49.68 on sale is reduced to £39.74 with the voucher, while you'll find it for £65.50 at Amazon.

I also think the Sofie the Giraffe* dinner set is such a lovely first birthday or first Christmas gift. The set includes an anti-slip underside to plate for greater stability and a bowl with a suction pad to help minimise food spills as much as possible. This set is reduced to £19.70 right now, but £15.76 for you.

If it's more toys you're after, how about the Melissa and Doug folding wooden medieval castlereduced to £44.87 but yours for £35.89 - it's £54.84  on Amazon right now!

There are loads of toys, gifts and feeding items in the sale, and it's well worth a visit if you're looking for good quality and lovely toys.

UK delivery is £2.95 or free if you spend over £50.

Smyths Toy Sale - Is It Or Isn't It?

by Luschka van Onselen in Misc on 18 September, 2014 at 7:57 pm

Smyths Toy Sale - Is It Or Isn't It? Updated:  News finally in from Smyths. The sale starts tomorrow and runs all weekend, but it is IN-STORE only! It IS 20% off, and they say that it's on everything - there are no exceptions listed. Friday 19th to Monday 22nd... will we see you in store? 

We've had so many emails and requests for information about the Smyths Toy Sale that's rumoured to be on this weekend.

If the rumours are to be believed, there'll be 20% off toys - this is what they've done previous years - but Smyths themselves are being very tight lipped about it.

They did however, post the image above on their Facebook page earlier, saying that they would be announcing 'something' tonight.

Last year the sale was online, but the site crashed and a lot of people were left unhappy. Now there are rumours that the sale will be instore only this year, Friday to Monday - based on last year again, that will see people queuing up outside well before the shops open. (Between that and the iPhone launch, the streets will be full of people overnight!)

We are carefully monitoring Smyths and our inboxes and rest assured that we'll let you know as soon as we do. What we do suspect though, is that the sale will start tomorrow, and that it will be very, very busy, and very, very popular.

Follow PlayPennies on Facebook and Twitter to be sure to get the updates as they happen.

Boys, Girls Clothes Up To 70% Off @ Mamas & Papas

by Luschka van Onselen in Deals on 18 September, 2014 at 7:23 pm

Boys, Girls Clothes Up To 70% Off @ Mamas & PapasThe Mamas & Papas mid-season sale went live online and in store today, and there are some fantastic prices to be had if you're needing to stock up on clothes for the small people.

I'm particularly looking for girls' jeans and trousers, which they have for £5 - £8 a pair, and girls leggings which come in twin packs or £5. There are also really gorgeous blazers and jackets for £16 - £17 and a super cozy looking pram suit for £19.

Boys knitwear starts at around £8, and boys jackets and coats start at around £14.

Mums don't miss out either with lovely nursing tops starting at £7, and some beautiful dresses for £25, meaning you can go into the festive season without compromising on your style while breastfeeding.  Some of that is clearance stock though, so sizes are limited and you'll have to get in there sooner rather than later.

Delivery is £4.95, but there is also free click and collect to  store near you.

Katie Price And Kieran Hayler Finally Name Their Baby... Bunny!

by Heidi Scrimgeour in Celebaby on 18 September, 2014 at 3:00 pm

Katie Price And Kieran Hayler Finally Name Their Baby... Bunny!

At long last, it seems Katie Price and husband Kieran Hayler have finally settled on a name for the newest member of their family.

Katie has been keeping fans guessing on the small matter of her baby's name, and has spoken at length about the pressure of picking a name that lives up to her big sister, Princess Tiaamii. (Who, incidentally, hates being called Princess according to her father, Peter Andre.)

BBC Newsbeat reports:

"There were a lot of contenders in with a shout too; Lady, Disney, Precious, Bambi, Peggy and yes, even Duchess Kate. But the 36-year-old and her husband Kieran Hayler told OK! magazine they eventually agreed on Bunny!"

Er, Duchess Kate? Moving swiftly on... there's also a world exclusive photo shoot and interview with Katie Price in this week's OK! magazine.

But professional hater and Sun columnist Katie Hopkins has already seen fit to poke fun at Katie's baby's name. The Daily Mail reports:

'Bunny? BUNNY? Makes sense I guess, given your dad was going at it like a rabbit with all of mum's mates.' 

Ooooh. Oh dear. It's a shame Katie Hopkins hasn't yet learned when to use her inside voice instead of tweeting everything she thinks. Still, it can only be a matter of time before Katie Price comes back swinging. In the meantime, we're off to make some popcorn...

Playpennies Exclusive! Create Your Own Book Using Your WhatsApp & Facebook Conversations @ Memeoirs

by Nada in Deals on 18 September, 2014 at 3:00 pm

Playpennies Exclusive! Create Your Own Book Using Your WhatsApp & Facebook Conversations @ Memeoirs



Playpennies Exclusive! Create Your Own Book Using Your WhatsApp & Facebook Conversations @ Memeoirs

Yikes! I am very excited to bring you this Playpennies Exclusive. Chances are you haven't heard of Memeoirs, by the time you have read this blog you won't be able to visit their site quick enough.

I only found out myself today about what Memeoirs is all about and I have to tell you that I am impressed and have never seen such an inventive gift. Have you ever fancied having your own story? Well by using your WhatsApp or Facebook conversations you can create a unique book in print. How cool is that? Prices start at £40 for 6x9" hardback book. Use the Playpennies exclusive discount code 168ADD and get an impressive 15% off. Delivery is FREE to anywhere across the globe.

Here's how Memeoirs describe what they are all about:

Memeoirs brings together the best online and social media conversations you've had with friends and loved ones and archives them in a beautiful, easy-to-read hardcover book. Email, Facebook, WhatsApp. Fully automatic. You get to choose your timeframe, who you want to include, the look and feel of the book itself, and voila! You get an elegantly crafted book delivered to your doorstep with all your digital memories put down on paper.

How do you go about making your own book?  Click on the link above, then connect to where your desired conversations are for example Hotmail, Whatsapp or Facebook, Design the front of the book by writing your own title and choosing a photo for the front. You then select a time frame of the conversation you wish to include. Once that's all done, then off you go to the checkout to enter your discount code and pay for your purchase.

Don't worry about Memeoirs reading your saucy messages either or private passwords, they have a strict privacy policy, which you can find here. For any further queries your have then you can visit their FAQ section, here

My partner is lucky enough to travel the world with his job, but that means we are apart a LOT. Most contact between us is over Facebook messenger, and it's been like this through the course of our relationship. In the past year, there's a lot of significant conversations between us about events my other half missed due to his work. Like baby scans and baby milestones. Now, I know of the service that Memeoirs provides, I can keep those memorable words in my bedroom in the form of a book. How wonderful!

If you are looking for something special and ultra unique then look no further. Imagine, giving one of these to your other half on your wedding day or for a birthday to highlight the importance of them in your life and the memories they have given you.

Head over to our vouchers section to find discount code 168ADD .

Lego City Advent Calendar £15.97 @ Asda Direct

by Nada in Deals on 18 September, 2014 at 12:05 pm

Lego City Advent Calendar £15.97 @ Asda Direct

We have had a few "luxury" advent calendars over the last few days. This one is my absolute favourite for two reasons, I love all things Lego City and it's only £15.97. You may think ONLY for an advent calendar, but this is so much more than your regular chocolate one. Nip over to Asda Direct if you fancy one at this price. For comparison, it's £19.99 in Argos.

Lego City has never been so popular. My boys love it, my feet don't. They leave it around everywhere. This Lego City advent calendar has plenty in it for your money. Collect all the pieces as the run up to Christmas passes and you will be able to create a scene where you have to stop the crook from stealing presents. Oh how warm and Christmassy, NOT!

Here's what you get: seven assorted minifigures with accessories, Lego bricks (to build a duck?), a catapult with snowballs, a dog with a bone, a postbox, a frog, a snowman and so many more festive themed Lego bits and bobs.

Collect your for free from your local Asda store or pay £2.95 and you can have it delivered to your front door.

Rainbow Loom Offical 2.0 Kit £5.99 (Was £14.99) @ Amazon

by Heidi Scrimgeour in Deals on 18 September, 2014 at 12:00 pm

Rainbow Loom Offical 2.0 Kit £5.99 (Was £14.99) @ Amazon

If Loom Band fever still rules your house, check out the Rainbow Loom Official 2.0 Kit at Amazon, where it's the deal of the day and so is reduced in price from £14.99 to £5.99.

Delivery will be free if you're a Prime customer or if you spend £10 or more, so it might be worth buying two and popping one in the pressie drawer, if you have such a thing.

Included in this kit is the loom, 25 all-important 'c' clips, a metal hook (so much better than those poxy plastic ones which break too easily) plus a whopping 600 Rainbow Loom Bands. It seems to come with a Mini Loom too.

The reviews are good, too. 341 customers have rated it 4.8 out of a possible 5 stars. This is a fairly typical review from one satisfied customer who seems very happy to have purchased this:

"This is a great set. It does cost more than other sets but it is worth it. This is the official set, and it's quality is far superior to some of the other cheaper sets about - some of which are good and other are terrible and break easily. This set is strong and there don't seem to be any problems with breakages so far. Included is a metal hook as opposed to the plastic ones that you get from non official sets. The plastic ones have a tendency to snap, and could injure hands. However these metal hooks are great. They are strong, do a brilliant job and do not pose a risk as far as I can tell to your child's hands. Really impressed. Recommended."

I know one thing Santa will definitely be popping in the Christmas stockings in our house this year!

Glitch! Free Delivery On Baby & Kids Sale Clothing (With Code) Starting From £2 @ Boden

by Nada in Deals on 18 September, 2014 at 11:34 am

Glitch! Free Delivery On Baby & Kids Sale Clothing (With Code) Starting From £2 @ Boden

If you head on over to Boden today, you're sure of a big surprise. Not only do they have a great sale on baby and kids' clothes but we have found a small glitch. Use promotion code X2G8 at the checkout and you will get FREE delivery. This code will also give you 15% off full price items, but is not meant to be used on a sale item. It is working on sale stuff but not giving the 15% discount, but we will take the free delivery thanks. This is a saving of £4.

Boden's baby and kids sale has massive reductions and items start at just £2. Use the promotion code mentioned about and you will get this delivered too for free. How good is that?

My favourite picks of the baby items are the towelling poncho* starting at £12 and the £8 baby jeans*that are reduced from £20 . For boys, these slim chinos* cost just 5 or 6 pound. As a lover of girly dresses, I am a fan of this fifties dress* from only £14.40.

Don't forget to use promotion code X2G8 to get FREE delivery on your order. Whilst your at it, nip over to our vouchers section, where you will find other vouchers/codes to save you even more money on an array of retailers online stores.

Thanks to Steph over on our Facebook page.

Pre-order David Walliams Awful Auntie Hardcover Book £5 @ Amazon

by Nada in Deals on 18 September, 2014 at 10:21 am

Pre-order David Walliams Awful Auntie Hardcover Book £5 @ Amazon

We know that reading is important but sometimes kids find it boring or geeky. If this is the case then you just have to introduce them to David Walliam's books. They are hilarious and ever so slightly tongue in cheek, which children adore. Pre-order his new book, Awful Auntie, from Amazon for only £5.

What is Awful Auntie about?

A page-turning, rollicking romp of a read, sparkling with Walliams' most eccentric characters yet and full of humour and heart. From larger than life, tiddlywinks obsessed Awful Aunt Alberta to her pet owl, Wagner – this is an adventure with a difference.

Aunt Alberta is on a mission to cheat the young Lady Stella Saxby out of her inheritance – Saxby Hall. But with mischievous and irrepressible Soot, the cockney ghost of a chimney sweep, alongside her Stella is determined to fight back… And sometimes a special friend, however different, is all you need to win through.

If this book is anywhere near as good as previous ones like Demon Dentist then, you are in for a treat. David W isn't a Number One Bestselling Author for no reason. His titles are current and humorous. Chances are, if you are reading this then you are already a fan.

Why not pre-order two copies of David Walliams' Awful Auntie, give one away as a gift, and get FREE delivery for spending £10?

Thanks to ToonJules @ HUKD

Skylanders Swapforce 2Pk Boys' Pyjamas £5.16 @ Argos

by Nada in Deals on 18 September, 2014 at 9:39 am

Skylanders Swapforce 2Pk Boys' Pyjamas £5.16 @ Argos

If like me you had a mass clearout recently, you may have found that your boys are in need of some PJ's. Well all I can say is get on over to Argos, where you will find a 2 pack of Skylanders Swapforce pyjamas half price. They were £12.99 but are now only £5.16. That's a pretty good price for two pairs and I am sure you will agree.

These Skylanders Swapforce pyjamas are available in sizes 4-5, 6-7 , 8-9 and 10-11 years. You will be pleased to here that stock availability is good across the whole of the United Kingdom.

I like this set as you get one long sleeved pair of jammies (with long bottoms) and a t-shirt and shorts pair. Normally in a pack of two you get either long or short. These are 100% cotton so are absolutely fine to machine wash.

On the front of each pair is a Skylanders Swapforce motif, and you can mix and match the tops and bottoms as they are all coordinating. Just watch those motifs on the front when ironing, or you will end up with a sticky iron and a smudged image on the front.

You can reserve and collect these for free from your local Argos store, or pay £3.95 and have them delivered to your home.

Thanks to ellis2009 @ HUKD

Fisher Price Step N Play Jumperoo £59.99 Delivered @ Amazon

by Nada in Deals on 18 September, 2014 at 9:15 am

Fisher Price Step N Play Jumperoo £59.99 Delivered @ Amazon

THIS IS A BARGAIN! If you are after a Jumperoo, then don't hang about. Now only £59.99 at Amazon today, this is by far the cheapest I personally have seen this at. This is the newish Fisher Price Step n Play Jumperoo, it costs £124.99 from Boots, £81.89 at Mothercare and £93.79 from Kiddicare. See, I told you it was a bargain. You get FREE delivery included at Amazon, yippee!

The Fisher Price Step n Play Jumperoo, looks different to the "regular" Jumperoo. This looks to take up less space, which is a huge bonus in my eyes. It looks sturdier than it's sister product, not that the original isn't.

It's suitable from six months, you know, the age when they start jumping about anyway. As well as bouncing this FP Jumperoo promises to be a safe environment for when baby takes their first steps. The jumper itself is suspended by strong springs for maximum jumping and safety.

This bouncer toy has the ability to grow with your child, as the platform height can be adjusted. The difference between this and the original FP Jumperoo is that the frame can extend and the platform can move for walking tots. The seat can rotate 360 degrees so that your baby can enjoy the toys that are attached to this fun activity centre.

Take a look and let us know if you have used this one. I'd like to know if people prefer it to the Rainforest one for instance.

Aldi Special Buys Mother & Baby Starts Tomorrow!

by Luschka van Onselen in Deals on 17 September, 2014 at 9:50 pm

Aldi Special Buys Mother & Baby Starts Tomorrow!We gave you a heads up a few weeks ago about Aldi  launching a new maternity and baby & toddler range which hits stores on the 18th of September - that's tomorrow! This coincides nicely with the start of the Aldi Baby & Toddler event starting too.

There are some fabulous offers from Aldi tomorrow!

There are maternity leggings for £6.99, fashion tops for £9.99 and dresses for £11.99. There will also be baby sleep suits in a three pack for £3.99, toddler canvas boots and shoes for £4.49 and baby jeans for £3.99.  There's a baby changing bag for Baby Changing Bag, and Jumbo nappy boxes for £6.99.

If you're looking at potty training, there are potty training seats, steps and stools for £4.99, and big ticket items like a Hauck pushchair for £22.99 and a Mamia high chair for £29.99 and a Graco Child Car seat for £19.99.

Hooded towels or cellular blankets are £2.99 and infant tights are £1.99 for two packs.

Aldi has increased in popularity over the last few years, and whenever they have a "Special Event" on, people flock in and the stock disappears super quickly, so if you're interested in either the maternity or the baby and toddler ranges, get yourself down there first thing tomorrow.

Frozen Toiletries & Jewellery @ Poundland

by Luschka van Onselen in Deals on 17 September, 2014 at 9:23 pm

Frozen Toiletries & Jewellery @ PoundlandWe wrote about Poundland, a while ago, saying that they were stocking shampoo, conditioner, sponges and bubble bath featuring the Frozen 'theme'.  We've heard rumours that there's also necklaces and bracelets from the princess-sisters there too, but it's quite hard to verify with Poundland, specifically, because they don't have it on their website always, and the stores don't always have the same stuff either.

If you check out the website you'll see they have a rather huge range of toiletries, including detangling hair spray, shampoo, hair spray, bubbles, lip balm, shimmer nail polish and sponges. Unfortunately our local Poundland only ever has the shampoo and conditioner, so it really is hit and miss.

There are also chocolate bars, and loom bands, but what I'm particularly interested in is the jewellery. I can't see that on the website yet though, and they don't have it in my local, so if you find it in yours, do let us know!

Up To Half Price Sale @ ASDA George Live Now, In Store Tomorrow

by Luschka van Onselen in Deals on 17 September, 2014 at 8:44 pm

Up To Half Price Sale @ ASDA George Live Now, In Store TomorrowThe ASDA George up to half price sale is live right now online and will be in store tomorrow too.

We know you've been waiting for this offer, and we've had questions about it's start all week: it's here folks! 

George has baby clothes from £1 - England, Scotland and Wales t-shirts, to be precise. There are also really cute little 'car slippers' for £2. They are very cute.

Girls clothes start at £2 too, although seasonally appropriate cardigans are from £4. Even long sleeved tops are £3.

Boys hoodies are £4, jumpers from £5 and long sleeved tops from £2. The boys' selection is unsurprisingly small, unfortunately.

This is such a popular sale, I wouldn't hang about too much. If you're in the market for kiddies clothing, get in there now, and before the shelves are bare tomorrow!

Lego Star Wars Advent Calendar £18.97 @ Asda

by Heidi Scrimgeour in Deals on 17 September, 2014 at 8:10 pm

Lego Star Wars Advent Calendar £18.97 @ Asda

The Lego Star Wars advent calendar is legendary around these parts - we know how much you guys love these - and right now they're just £18.97 from Asda Direct.

This is about the best price that these come down to, and I can tell you with great authority that Lego advent calendars sell like proverbial hotcakes so if you're thinking of buying one for some lucky little Lego Star Wars fan, then seize the moment while you can.

It's not cheap by standard advent calendar prices BUT inside are 24 Lego Star Wars gifts including 6 mini figures and 3 droids, as well as a surprise holiday-themed mini figure. All of which makes it pretty impressive in terms of value for money, and it's way better than substandard chocolate any day!

The Lego City advent calendar is just £15.97 right now too.

Delivery is £2.95 or free if you collect in store. This isn't one to hesitate over though - I'll be surprised if they're still in stock by the time I get this post published!

Is now a good time to mention that there are only 98 sleeps left until Christmas?!

With thanks to homersolly @ HUKD.

Quick! Blitz Discounts Beauty & Fashion Retailers Until 10pm!

by Heidi Scrimgeour in Deals on 17 September, 2014 at 7:41 pm

Quick! Blitz Discounts Beauty & Fashion Retailers Until 10pm!

Until 10pm tonight there are some huge discounts on various fashion and beauty retailers. It's just a quick blitz sale, so we won't waste time going through each one to tell you what's hot - but suffice it to say you need to get your skates on to check out the retailers you like and get in there fast before stocks are depleted! Go, go, go!

Click here for ASOS
Discount: 20% off ASOS

Click here for Yumi Direct*
Discount: 25% off Yumi Direct
Code: COSMO25

Click here for Dorothy Perkins*
Discount: 20% off Dorothy Perkins
Code: COSMO20

Click here for Boohoo*
Discount: 20% off Boohoo

Click here for Misguided*
Discount: 20% off Missguided


Click here for Tesco*
Discount: 20% off Tesco F&F

Click here for Accessorize*
Discount: 20% off Accessorize
Code: COSMO20

Click here for Miss Selfridge*
Discount: 25% off Dresses at Miss Selfridge

Click here for Wonderbra*
Discount: 25% off Wonderbra
Code: COSMO25

Click here for Barry M*
Discount: 25% off all orders at Barry M
Code: COSMO20

Click here for New Look*
Discount: 20% off New Look

Click here for Brand Alley*
Discount: Up to 90% off Brand Alley & FREE P&P

Happy sale shopping - we'd love to hear all about the bargains you bag over on our Facebook page - or tweet us!

Top Toys That No Mum Wants For Christmas

by Lucy Sweet in Features on 17 September, 2014 at 6:45 pm

Top Toys That No Mum Wants For ChristmasIt’ll be Christmas in oooh, about 98 days, which means you’ll soon be introducing oceans of shiny plastic crap into your house. But before Santa starts building them in the Argos toyshop and your sanity is ruined forever, here are a few presents that will NOT be on our Christmas list…

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National Expectant Parent Events @ Mothercare

by Luschka van Onselen in Misc on 17 September, 2014 at 4:00 pm

National Expectant Parent Events @ MothercareMothercare have an exclusive parenting event coming up where expectant parents can learn more about essential baby products and key parenting topics from in store experts and guest professionals. The events are free to attend but places are strictly limited. Choose your store to see the event time and date.

It can be really confusing bringing a child into the world, since everyone has an opinion and every 'expert' contradicts a different expert. There's also this illusion that you need a lot of 'stuff' to have a baby, when really, most of those things are about convenience, and not always really about need. My philosophy is to listen to everything and discard anything that doesn't 'fit' with my family, but finding all your information in one place can help you narrow things down a bit!

Some of the topics covered at the event will include:

  • car safety and car seat fitting advice
  • nursery furniture, cot mattresses and the latest sleep safety advice
  • pushchair and pram choices (no slings, Mothercare?)
  • breast pumps and sterilising
  • suitable baby toys for the first 12 months

There will also be on the day:

  • maternity bra fitting service (and advice) in every store
  • advice from a midwife, breast feeding expert or health visitor (subject to availability)
  • red cross trainers in selected stores giving FREE baby and child first aid advice
  • gift bags for all mums-to-be and a 10% discount voucher
  • parenting / baby activity teachers e.g. from Mamababybliss and Lazy Daisy birthing (subject to teachers availability)

This may not be for everyone, and remember to trust your instinct above anything else when it comes to your baby, but getting some advice never hurt anyone.

Scottish Independence: What Does It Mean For Parents?

by Nada in Features on 17 September, 2014 at 2:24 pm

Scottish Independence: What Does It Mean For Parents?

Tomorrow is a MASSIVE day for the entire United Kingdom. As if you didn't know, Scotland will be holding their referendum vote for Independence. It's a scary prospect for many, regardless of the result. Today we bring you a family who are split with their views on how they think Scottish Independence will impact on their family life.

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