20% Off All Car Seats Using Code @ Halfords Including Sale Items

by Becky Barratt in Deals on 2 August, 2015 at 10:01 pm

20% Off All Car Seats Using Code @ Halfords Including Sale Items

If you're on the look out for a car seat for your little one's then you will love this deal! Halfords are currently offering 20% off of all of their car seats using code B16CS01 at the checkout. There are lots of bargains to be had, definitely worth checking out!

If you're looking for a booster seat with a back then this Halfords Essentials High Back Booster Seat* is just £15.99 using the code. Great as a spare in grandparent's or childminders car too. This code also works on sale items, this Britax Adventure High Back Booster Seat* has already been reduced from £53.99 to £34.99 but with the code it brings it down to a bargain price of £27.99. Great price for a Britax seat.

This Britax Evolva 123 Child Car Seat in Black Thunder* has also been reduced from £109.99 to £79.99 but using the code it becomes £63.99. This is a fab price for a car seat that is designed to grow with your child and is suitable for use from 9 months until 12 years old!

Not all items are available for home delivery and are only available for the FREE Click and Collect service to your local store. Home delivery is FREE for orders over £30 or starts at £2.99 for orders under £30.

Arts & Crafts Rainy Day Activities for the Kid's From £1 a Set @ Wilko

by Becky Barratt in Deals on 2 August, 2015 at 9:14 pm

Arts & Crafts Rainy Day Activities for the Kid's From £1 a Set @ Wilko

If you're looking for activities to keep the kid's entertained during the Summer holidays then you can't go wrong with a bit of arts and crafts. Perfect for a rainy day when the kid's are bored, sit them down with some craft kits where they can make something themselves. Wilko are currently selling some lovely kits from just £1, well worth stocking up on at this price!

Most of the 'Make Your Own' kits contain 2 of each item, perfect for siblings, they really are a bargain for what you get. Here are the items I found:

You can have your order delivered to your local store for FREE or home delivery starts from £3.50.

Children Must Educate Parents On Obesity

by Heidi Scrimgeour in Misc on 2 August, 2015 at 8:37 pm

Children Must Educate Parents On Obesity

Most parents would surely agree that it's their role to educate their kids, and not the other way round. But NHS England's Medical Director, Sir Bruce Keogh, reckons children have a part to play in teaching their parents about healthy eating.

The Telegraph reports:

Sir Bruce Keogh, NHS England's Medical Director, said that the government's obesity strategy should have a greater focus on schools. He said that children have a role to play in "educating" their parents and siblings about the importance of a healthy diet.

Sir Bruce’s comments come as Professor Susan Jebb, a key government adviser on the obesity epidemic, suggested that children could act like "trojan horses" and take messages about healthy eating home.

Now my first reaction to this story was probably the same as yours - what a load of old rot. Why on earth should we expect children to educate adults on something that parents should already know, and which they ought to be instilling in their kids?

But after a little more thought on the matter, I'm inclined to think that I can see where Sir Bruce Keogh is coming from. My lads have taught me a fair few things already, and they certainly always seem to get a kick out of the notion that they can teach me something, or that they know more than I do about a topic, be that how the heart works or what arctic foxes like to eat. (Thank goodness for school projects, eh?!)

So I'm kind of open-minded on this. If this is what it takes to tackle the obesity crisis then I'm in. What's your view? Come and share it over on our Facebook page.

Minions Movie Children's Backpack £4.78 Delivered @ Amazon Seller- Linen Ideas

by Becky Barratt in Deals on 2 August, 2015 at 8:32 pm

Minions Movie Children's Backpack £4.78 Delivered @ Amazon Seller- Linen Ideas

Thanks to the latest Minions Movie there seems to be Minion madness in most shops, however they also tend to charge a fortune for some of the toys and clothing. If your little one is a Minion fan then it is worth having a look on Amazon as they have lots of Minion items at reasonable prices. Amongst them I found this Minions Movie Children's Backpack for just £4.78 with free delivery from Amazon seller Linen Ideas.

Any little Minion fan would love to be wearing this on the first day of school! It features three of the favourite Minion's Bob, Kevin and Stuart and is an officially licensed product. A great feature to the bag is the PVC front which means it is easy to wipe clean, which we all know with children's items is a big advantage. The shoulder straps are adjustable so can suit a wide age range.

Delivery is FREE if bought via Amazon Seller Linen Ideas.

Barbie Styling Head Deluxe £10 (was £20) @ Tesco Direct

by Lisa Hayes in Deals on 2 August, 2015 at 7:48 pm

Barbie Styling Head Deluxe £10 (was £20) @ Tesco Direct

This is a bargain buy for any Barbie fans out there, as the Barbie Styling Head Deluxe is half price at Tesco right now, reduced from £20 to £10. I can't find this selling for less than £25 anywhere else, so I really think this is a great price, especially with all the accessories you get with it.

This deluxe version of the Barbie Styling Head comes with more than 20 accessories to help style her hair, including toy straighteners, and a hair dryer with sound effects.

I bet there are lots of young girls who would love to play with a toy like this, and it's worth getting one now to put away for birthdays (or even Christmas?) at this price.

You can click and collect for free from any Tesco store, or home delivery will add another £3, but stocks are low so you need to get this one quickly if you want it.

Princess or Knight's Castle 3 Piece Bedroom Furniture Set £179.97 @ Argos

by Lisa Hayes in Deals on 2 August, 2015 at 6:45 pm

Princess or Knight's Castle 3 Piece Bedroom Furniture Set £179.97 @ Argos

I have been eyeing up this wonderful new furniture range since it came out with the new Argos catalogue, but it was out of stock before now. It looks as though they have had more delivered though, as you can now order these 3 Piece Princess or Knight Castle 3 Piece Bedroom Furniture Sets from Argos for £179.97.

For that price you get a two door wardrobe, a chest of three drawers, and a two drawer bedside cabinet. All are either decorated with the blue knight's castle design or the pink princess castle. You can order any of these items separately of you don't need all three, it just works out a cheaper to get the set.

These furniture items cannot be collected from stores, they are home delivery only, so there is an £8.95 charge to add on as well.

I can't comment on the quality of the furniture, and for this price I wouldn't be expecting rock solid oak or anything like that, but for less than £180 for all three I still think this is great value for a themed bedroom.

Fire Engine Role Play Tent £15.99 (was £19.99) @ Smyths Toys

by Lisa Hayes in Deals on 2 August, 2015 at 5:14 pm

Fire Engine Role Play Tent £15.99 (was £19.99) @ Smyths Toys

This Fire Engine Role Play Tent is part of the 20% off Outdoor Toys offer at Smyths, so it has been reduced from £19.99 to £15.99. It's great for indoor and outdoor play, and pops up in seconds to make a big pretend fire engine for the children to play in.

It has a roll-up window and door, plus a hatch in the top that they can pop out of as well. When the children are finished playing this fire engine tent can be folded back down flat into it's own storage bag and put away until the next time.

It's suitable for children from two years upwards, and looks like it would be loads of fun for boys and girls to play at fighting fires and rescuing people.

You can click and collect this from Smyths Toys stores for free, or home delivery will add another £3.99 to your order.

Disney Minnie Mouse Sweatshirt & Joggers Set now £3.50 (was £12) @ F&F

by Lisa Hayes in Deals on 2 August, 2015 at 3:26 pm

Disney Minnie Mouse Sweatshirt & Joggers Set now £3.50 (was £12) @ F&F

F&F Clothing have just added more items to their sale section, and this Minnie Mouse Sweatshirt and Joggers outfit is reduced by a massive 70%. It was priced at £12, but is now great value at only £3.50!

It's available in sizes from birth up to 24 months, is made from 100% cotton, and has buttons at the back of the sweatshirt opening to make it easy to get on and off.

Although it may not be sweatshirt weather right now, and we are forecast even better weather very soon, at this price it's cheap enough to think about getting a set or two to put away for the autumn and winter.

You can click and collect F&F Clothing for free from larger Tesco stores, or home delivery will add a further £3.95 to your order.

30% Off Little Tikes Cozy Coupe Patrol Car: Now £37.75 Delivered @ Amazon

by Lisa Hayes in Deals on 2 August, 2015 at 2:36 pm

30% Off Little Tikes Cozy Coupe Patrol Car: Now £37.75 Delivered @ Amazon

You know by now that we are big fans of Little Tikes toys here at Playpennies, as they quite rightly have such a great reputation for quality. The Cozy Coupe range are fantastic ride-on cars that have been best sellers for more than 30 years, so when an offer comes up on one of these we shout about it.

Today Amazon have dropped the price of the Cozy Coupe Patrol Car by a big 30%, taking it down to £37.75! The original cozy coupe doesn't usually get much lower than that price on special offers, and this is just about the best price I have seen for the Patrol Car. I can't see one cheaper than £47 with delivery so this is nearly £10 cheaper than anywhere else.

Amazon handily tell us in big capital letters in the description that this is not the edition of the police car with the siren and walkie talkie sound features, but if you're happy without those then this is a great price.

This sturdy play car has a removable floor and a handle on back for parent-controlled push rides, until they are ready to push it around with their feet Flintstones style. It's also got an “ignition switch" and an open-and-close petrol cap, plus storage in the back.

If you fancy going the whole hog and adding personalised licence plates you can get those for just £2.29 delivered here.

This offer for the Cozy Coupe Patrol Car has just started today at Amazon, but with something as popular as this I would expect it to go in and out of stock whilst the offer is on. Home delivery is also free for all customers.

Kids Cushion Chair £19 @ Asda George

by Nada in Deals on 2 August, 2015 at 12:09 pm

 Kids Cushion Chair £19 @ Asda George

My boys like a giant beanbag to sit on when playing on the Xbox. Asda George have an ideal 'chillin' or 'console playin' beanbag reduced at the moment. The Kids Cushion Chair comes in a bright blue colour and is now only £19. It was £34 and even at that I would say it's a good price. This is a reasonable size and has a five star rating so these may just sell out at £19.

The Kids Cushion Chair can be used indoor or outdoor which is unusual but very, very handy. When we have a barbecue we tend to invite lots of folks over, you are then faced with the dilemma of what to sit everyone on. If you have one or two of these then it's great to be able to bring them out on these occasions.

Asda also have this Kids Cushion Armchair* reduced too. It's down from £59 to just £29 and is ideal if you want something a bit more like proper furniture for the children's rooms.

You can Click and Collect the Kids Cushion Chair for FREE from an Asda store or pay £2.95 to have it delivered to your front door.

(EXPIRED) *GLITCH* Get Up To 20 FREE Disney Frozen Personalised Pencil Cases When You Buy Two Other Back To School Items @ Disney Store

by Nada in Deals on 2 August, 2015 at 11:38 am

(EXPIRED) *GLITCH* Get Up To 20 FREE Disney Frozen Personalised Pencil Cases When You Buy Two Other Back To School Items @ Disney Store

Disney Store are running a FREE Personalisation offer when you buy any suitable items on their site. This means you can save up to £4.95 per item. This is a lovely touch especially on those Back to School items. If you know anyone that is due to start school then this would be an awesome gift to mark the occasion. We have discovered a GLITCH on three Disney Frozen Back to School items. YOU CAN ADD UP TO 20 PENCIL CASES FOR FREE!!!!

You can get the three items for just £30.85 delivered. When it should cost you £41.75. We don't know why the Disney Frozen Pencil Case is going through as FREE when you add the other two baskets, but we won't question it. Just get it bought and save the £'s.

Here's what you need to do to get this Disney Frozen glitch to work:

  1. Add the Disney Frozen Light-Up Backpack* for £15.95, Frozen Filled Pencil Case* for £10.95 and the Frozen Lunchbag* for £10.95. You can add up to 20 PENCIL CASES!!!
  2. Head to the checkout and check the Personalise box.
  3. Add what you would like written on all three items. Like "Karen" or "N.Wilson". You won't need to scrawl on any of these items with a Sharpie Pen to stop them getting lost at school.
  4. You will see that £10.95 (or more if you have ordered more pencil cases) has been deducted as well as the FREE personalisation which would normally cost you up to £4.95 per item.
  5. Pay the £30.85 and patiently wait for your personalised Disney Frozen Back to School items.

Get in there quick to avoid disappointment!

Trio Stealth Lite 4.3 Inch 4GB Tablet £14.99 Delivered @ Zavvi

by Nada in Deals on 2 August, 2015 at 10:43 am

Trio Stealth Lite 4.3 Inch 4GB Tablet £14.99 Delivered @ Zavvi

What can you get for £15 nowadays? Not a lot when it comes to technology anyway. Or so you think. Zavvi are selling the Trio Stealth Lite 4.3 Inch 4GB Tablet for just £14.99. Yes, that's right, a working Android Tablet for just £14.99. That's not all, you don't even have to pay postage either... FREE delivery is included! This was originally priced at £49.99 so you are saving £35.

It's safe to say that this is not a cheap iPad but you will be able to order your groceries from Tesco (or anywhere else)on it, keep your friends updated on Facebook and follow that Rainbow Cake recipe on You Tube.

This is just ideal for children. They can use it to watch Peppa Pig, or you can fill it with lots of FREE education apps and games. For just £14.99, you won't be too distraught if they drop it and the screen smashes.

It's not specifically aimed at kids though. Like I said, it's fine for casual web browsing or for doing some shopping.

It features a 4.3" LED capacitive touch screen, 1.2GHz processor and 512MB memory. It even has a 3.2MP rear facing camera and comes with a pair of earphones.

Thanks to beardpunk @ HUKD

Reduced Nursery/School Bags @ Argos

by Nada in Deals on 2 August, 2015 at 10:15 am

Reduced Nursery/School Bags @ Argos

Looking for a school bag for your little nipper? Maybe your tot is starting preschool, and you need a small bag to keep their shoes in. Argos have some absolutely cracking bags for both school and nursery reduced. With our children's favourite characters like Fireman Sam. Hello Kitty and many more.

Here's a list of the Bag Bargains we found at Argos:

... and many more!

I think it's ridiculous the price of school bags if I am honest. I guess it's one of those essentials that the shops know we need and so bump up the prices. I was lucky enough to get the bags my boys wanted in the Next Sale. Thank goodness as they were £25 each which meant I would have needed to fork out £50 on school bags alone.

You can Reserve and Collect your School Bag order for FREE or pay £3.95 to have it delivered to your door.

HUGE Savings On Children's Clothing & Footwear @ DC Shoes

by Nada in Deals on 2 August, 2015 at 9:27 am

HUGE Savings On Children's Clothing & Footwear @ DC Shoes

If you have a child that likes that laid-back skater look, then you have to check out the Sale at DC Shoes. Perhaps, it's you that likes the casual look. The selection is absolutely tremendous in this sale and there are 416 items included. DC Shoes offer FREE delivery on absolutely all orders. The savings are BIG so if you are looking for clothes or footwear then look no further. Plus, get an extra 10% off when you buy three or more items.

DC only sell cool clothes and shoes. This sale is great and it's not just Children's items that are reduced either. Why not treat yourself if you like DC?

It's not often we post clothes for teenagers but DC sell clothes ideal for those fussy ones that don't want to wear anything out of Next. These Star Zip Hoodies* were £42 and are now only £21 for Snorkel Blue, Red and Black. All other colours were £55 now £27.50 delivered.

DC are best known for their shoes, so check out these shoe bargains: Trace TX* was £27 now £13.50, Tonik TX SE* was £35 now £17.50, Chelsea Graffik* was £35 now £17.50 delivered and many more.

Clearance NOW ON: Batam Timber Picnic Bench £35 @ B&Q

by Nada in Deals on 2 August, 2015 at 8:28 am

Clearance NOW ON: Batam Timber Picnic Bench £35 @ B&Q

The B&Q Big Clearance Event is now on. There should be bargains galore if last year's is anything to go by. My lovely husband is dragging me to one this afternoon. I have a few things on my list that I am hoping to see reduced. One of them is a Picnic Bench for the garden. This Batam Timber Picnic Bench is reduced from £53 down to only £35.

There is a B&Q Clearance online but we always think you get a better selection in store for these events. The Batam Timber Picnic Bench is sold out online but this is in stock in most B&Q stores across the country. We checked that first so not to disappoint you.

Made from Pine Softwood, the Batam Picnic Bench can be painted, stained or varnished. I quite like the idea of painting mine in lots of different colours for the kids.

It does feature a 40mm parasol hole for those really hot days, but it doesn't come with an actual parasol. At just £35, I wouldn't expect it to.

The next few weeks are apparently set to be scorchers, so it's worth having  look to see what outdoor bargains you can get in the B&Q Big Clearance Event.

Thanks to vickywelshie @ HUKD

Intex Whale Spray Pool £17.95 @ Amazon

by Becky Barratt in Deals on 1 August, 2015 at 9:42 pm

Intex Whale Spray Pool £17.95 @ Amazon

This spray pool looks so much fun! I am so tempted to get one as I know my little girl will love it! Perfect for this Sunny weather some of us are having at the moment. It is currently for sale on Amazon at £17.95 but hurry as stocks are limited, although I have noticed a few sellers on Amazon selling for the same price.

The whale design is such a great feature, perfect for younger children especially. What makes this little pool extra special is the water spray that comes out of the whale's tail. If you connect your garden hose to it the water spray's out keeping your little one's cool, think how much fun this would be on a hot day! The tail also provides shade for little one's from the sun. This pool has great reviews although a few people do recommend using an electric pump to inflate.

Home delivery is free for Amazon Prime customers and for orders over £20 otherwise delivery starts at £3.30.

10 Kids Books For £10 @ The Works Including Octonauts, Mike The Knight, Thomas the Tank Engine

by Becky Barratt in Deals on 1 August, 2015 at 9:00 pm

10 Kids Books For £10 @ The Works Including Octonauts, Mike The Knight, Thomas the Tank Engine

Cracking offer on children's books over at The works right now. They are currently offering 10 children's books for just £10, that's a huge saving of up to 85% on the RRP. There are nearly 300 books to choose from and they include many characters such as, Mike the Knight, Octonauts, Maisy Mouse, Thomas the Tank Engine, Tilly and Friends, Everything's Rosie, Abney and Teal and Katie Morag.

There are so many titles to choose from and at just £1 a book it is well worth stocking up as gifts. Here are a few of the books that are included in the offer: Hamiltons Hats* is illustrated by Axel Scheffler who has illustrated for many of Julia Donaldson's books, would be a great one to add to the collection. Alfie Gets In First by Shirley Hughes* is a classic story and has an rrp of £6.99. Another favourite are the Maisy Mouse* books and there are a few titles within the offer.

The Octonauts Meet The Crew Book* is a sound book with an rrp of £6.99, great buy for any Octonaut fans and there are plenty more Octonaut books included in the offer. Thomas, Emily and the Special Coaches* is also included along with other Thomas titles, perfect for any Thomas the Tank Engine fans.

Home delivery is £2.99, free if you spend over £20 or you can use the FREE Click and Collect service to your local store.

COMING SOON: Tesco Baby & Toddler Event 5th - 23rd August

by Lisa Hayes in Deals on 1 August, 2015 at 7:21 pm

COMING SOON: Tesco Baby & Toddler Event 5th - 23rd August

This is a heads up for those of you needing to stock up on baby and toddler supplies - the next Tesco Baby and Toddler Event starts in stores and online on Wednesday 5th August.

Although there is no information on the event on the Tesco Baby Event webpage* yet, the leaflet came through my letter box earlier today so I have a big list of some of the offers that will be on.

Some of these offers may already be on, but here are the main ones that they are advertising for next week's event:

Click here to read more...

NEW: Cocobelt, The Hands Free Baby Carrier

by Lisa Hayes in Misc on 1 August, 2015 at 6:10 pm

NEW: Cocobelt, The Hands Free Baby Carrier

Have you heard of Cocobelt before? It's a brand new product that is designed to make it easier to carry a baby car seat, and from the reaction amongst the Playpennies team it looks as though it could be a big hit.

It's a belt that attaches to the handles of the infant baby carrier car seat and goes over your shoulder, meaning that the weight is better distributed rather than being just on your arms, so it becomes easier and less painful to carry.

It was designed by mother and model Manon Corts (that's her and her baby son in the photos) and has just recently gone on sale in this country. It is selling at £21.99 from GadgetBaby, and comes with free delivery as well.

I know I had difficulty carrying my children in their car seat, being short of stature with rather large babies, and I think this might have been very useful indeed.

What do you think of the Cocobelt?

John Adams Pig Out Game £6 (was £20) @ Debenhams

by Lisa Hayes in Deals on 1 August, 2015 at 5:30 pm

John Adams Pig Out Game £6 (was £20) @ Debenhams

Tucked away in the Debenhams clearance is this hugely discounted Pig Out Game, which was selling for £20 and is now reduced by 70% to just £6! It's still full price just about everywhere else, so if this is the type of game to keep your children amused grab it from Debenhams now.

I've not played this myself (surprisingly) but the aim of the game is to use the piggy snout with it's snorting sounds to snuffle up all the food. There are rules, it's not just a free for all, but I doubt that it's going to be too important to the children playing it.

Pig Out is suitable for 2 to 4 players aged 5 years and upwards, and is not safe for under 3's due to the small parts.

You can click and collect John Adams Pig Out for free from Debenhams stores, or home delivery is free over £30 and from £3.49 when you spend less.

Thanks to honey6591 @ HUKD