Yogurtini Cher Pear & John Lemon £7.49 Each @ Asda Direct

by Nada in Deals on 28 August, 2014 at 11:05 am

Yogurtini Cher Pear & John Lemon £7.49 Each @ Asda Direct

Do you remember Strawberry Shortcake dolls? What about Cabbage Patch Kids? Yes? Well, firstly, that means you are old (don't worry I am too) and secondly, these Yogurtini dolls are a 21st century fusion of the two. Asda Direct have these two fairly new versions of the doll, Cher Pear and John Lemon, for only £7.49. These are selling elsewhere for around the £15 mark, each.

These Yogurtini dolls are chubby and supposedly cute, in the same beady eyed way that Cabbage Patch Kids were. In other words, flaming hideous. I was a child of the 80's and I owned a Cabbage Patch Kid and loved her just like your wee one will love his or her Yogurtini. They are scented sweetly depending on which flavour they are.

The legs, arms and head are all moveable and you really need to see the packaging these come in. A little, see-through yogurt pot with the doll sitting in the middle. These would make lovely gifts for birthdays of even for Christmas. Each doll comes with an outfit and a pacifyer (dummy).

Why not take advantage of Asda's free collection service in your local store to save those extra pounds. If delivery is a must then it is at a cost of £3.

Fireman Sam Jupiter Drive & Steer Toy £17.66 Delivered @ Amazon

by Nada in Deals on 28 August, 2014 at 10:31 am

Fireman Sam Jupiter Drive & Steer Toy £17.66 Delivered @ Amazon

If you LOVE Fireman Sam, then you need to have a look at the amazing price Amazon have this Fireman Sam Jupiter Drive & Steer toy. They are offering it for only £17.66 with FREE DELIVERY. This costs £24.99 at Tesco Direct, Argos and Toys R Us, and that's without postage included. What are you waiting for?

This Fireman Sam remote controlled fire engine comes with a steering wheel to navigate Jupiter with. It can be manoeuvred back and forth, and directed with the turn of the wheel. If there is an emergency then worry not, the turbo mode can be activated along with a siren. If you don't fancy hearing the Fireman Sam theme tune fifty times in a row then all you have to do is press the mute button. Why don't all toys have this?

It is suitable for children aged one and a half and above. Toys like this are great for improving hand eye coordination in little ones. Be prepared for furniture to be bashed because my eight year old still manages to do this with every remote controlled toy he uses.

The Fireman Sam Jupiter Drive & Steer toy requires a mammoth eight AA batteries so don't forget to stock up on these before it arrives, or you will have one very disappointed child on your hands.

Clarks Boys' Zayne Smooth Boots £20 @ John Lewis

by Nada in Deals on 28 August, 2014 at 9:59 am

Clarks Boys' Zayne Smooth Boots £20 @ John Lewis

We love Clarks, and you guys love Clarks, so here's a great Clarks offer. These were £42 originally and were reduced to £21, now they are only £20. Good for you John Lewis, we just can't get enough of these better than half price Clarks goodies.

These Clarks boys' Zayne Smooth Boots have a leather upper and a fairly chunky rubber sole. If you still need to purchase those new school shoes then these are certainly a viable option. We all want shoes/boots to last longer than one term, and I am sure a lot of you will agree that Clarks shoes do tend to last longer than most. These boots are available is sizes three to five and a half (including half sizes), in F & G fittings.

Boots are always a good option at this time of year. Urgh! You should see the weather here, it's piddling down with rain. Do I want to give my sons wellies to go to school in? Nope! I do want them to have dry feet though, so leather boots like these are ideal for crappy weather.

Clarks have devised a method to measure your child's feet at home, you can see this by clicking here. Alternatively, John Lewis do offer an instore free foot measuring service.

These Clarks Zayne Smooth boots can be collected for free from you local John Lewis or Waitrose store. Delivery is an option at £3.

Fisher Price Rockin' Tunes Giraffe £24.99 @ Argos

by Nada in Deals on 28 August, 2014 at 9:26 am

Fisher Price Rockin' Tunes Giraffe £24.99 @ Argos

The Fisher Price Rockin' Giraffe is currently half price at Argos. It was £49.99 but is now only £24.99. I cannot see any of the retailers selling it at the fifty pound mark, but it is £35 at Tesco Direct and £40 at Very, so I am sure you will agree that £24.99 is not to be sniffed at.

This cute little Fisher Price ride on toy has plenty of features to keep little ones amused for a good while. The base is sturdy so that it's not impossible for tots to get on, last thing you want is lots of falls. My advice use it on carpet or a rug, just in case. As the Giraffe is rocked it's mane lights up and plays music.

There's plenty in stock of this Fisher Price Rockin' Tunes Giraffe, you know what Argos stock can be like. You find a super deal and then there's nothing in 100 miles of you, it's mighty frustrating. I checked 100 stores and only one store was sold out of them.

This Fisher Price Rockin' Giraffe can be reserved and collected from your local Argos, which means you don't have to pay for it until you get to the store. If you fancy having it delivered then it costs £3.95.

Thanks to abbyd93 @ HUKD

 

Disney Frozen Anna Dress From £12.50 @ Asda George

by Karen McGinn in Deals on 28 August, 2014 at 7:53 am

Disney Frozen Anna Dress From £12.50 @ Asda George

Available in age 3-4, 5-6 and 7-8 years, the two smaller sizes are £12.50, while 7-8 years is £13.50.

I'm not sure there's much (anything!) that hasn't been said about the film Frozen. It's taken the world by storm since it hit UK cinemas in December but that has only increased since the release of the DVD this Spring. Suddenly merchandise went from being pretty plentiful to being almost non existent, selling out quickly. Although this has got better in recent weeks, as Christmas approaches I suspect it may become more difficult to get hold of Frozen items again, so it makes sense to get organised now if you can.

The Disney Store has fabulous items, but with Frozen dresses from there costing over £40, can the supermarkets really compete on authenticity and quality? Reviewers certainly seem to think so, with one remarking:-

I had been waiting for this to go back into stock for ages. Luckily, I got hold
of it as soon as it came back in. I had already got Elsa costume for my eldest
and my youngest wanted to be Anna. This outfit is true to size. The Elsa costume
is floor length, this is shorter so you can buy the next size up without it
dragging on the floor.

Free store collection or home delivery available but that will cost you an additional £2.95.

Don't forget to check the stock levels on Queen Elsa dresses too from Asda, you can do that HERE.

Thanks to jabnag at HUKD!

Huge Savings In Store @ Morrisons

by Luschka van Onselen in Deals on 27 August, 2014 at 10:04 pm

Huge Savings In Store @ MorrisonsIt looks like Morrison's have also started clearing out their shelves and getting ready for, what? Halloween? Christmas? What is next on your agenda?

We've had a few of you get in touch to tell us about the bargains you've found in Morrisons today, and we've been told that the prices will be dropping even further tonight/tomorrow.

As for today, Morrisons were selling the Brightstarts parade of pals bouncer is £4.98, says Emma.

Ruth's just back from Morrisons where she's picked up Disney Baby Teethers and Weaning equipment at 48p -75p each, Heinz Farley's Rusks £1, a Booster seat for £2.48, the Karibu soft chair with tray (similar to Bumbo) for £9.98, and the Red Kite play gym for £7.50.

Terri-Mari picked up a pushchair for £6.08 in Leeds.

It looks like the savings are happening all over the country, and we'd love to know what bargains you've managed to pick up?

Thanks to our lovely readers for sharing their savings with us!

Fisher Price Discover 'n Grow Jumperoo £54.99 @ Boots

by Luschka van Onselen in Deals on 27 August, 2014 at 9:38 pm

Fisher Price Discover 'n Grow Jumperoo £54.99 @ BootsBoots are selling the Fisher Price Discover 'n Grow Jumperoo for £54.99 in their offer of the week. You can collect this for free from store, or have it delivered for an additional £2.95.

Click here for the Fisher Price Discover n Grow Jumperoo from Boots*

This new style Discover 'n Grow Jumperoo from Fisher Price is a freestanding jumper that allows baby to jump in a safe environment. It's the descendant of the original rainforest jumperoo that most people who've had it have used and loved.  Here's what Boots say about it:

The seat is suspended by three springs that allows children to hop up and down and provides limited travel from left to right and front to back. The seat is adjustable in height by means of three position straps.

The springs are attached to a freestanding frame. The product has a soft goods seat that rotates 360o providing spinning fun for baby as well as access to the toys located around the baby's seat, this Jumperoo incorporates lights and sounds which help entertain baby and rewards them for their jumping. The seatpad is also machine-washable.

The Jumperoo is Boots Offer Of The Week and advantage card members will collect 216 points. 

Thanks to Siobhan on FB!

Kids Costumes £10 Off £30 Spend @ Speedo Juniors

by Luschka van Onselen in Deals on 27 August, 2014 at 9:06 pm

Kids Costumes £10 Off £30 Spend @ Speedo JuniorsSpeedo have a great offer at the moment with £10 off a £30 spend online. There's free delivery if your final order is over £45, but if not your delivery is £1.99, which isn't too bad.

Click here to browse Speedo Juniors*

  • Discount: £10 Off £30
  • Expires: 31 August
  • Promo Codes: junior10

I've decided that my kids need to start swimming classes in one of the local (fortunately heated) pools this semester, so that next year we can enjoy our pool side holiday with a little more freedom. I've  just spotted £10 off a £30 spend at Speedo Juniors, which I think is a great saving!

It doesn't seem to work on swimming accessories, which is unfortunate, but it does work on costumes for boys and girls, so our regular school style costumes would cost £13 each - and I think I'll size up an extra one for the sake of the freebie. 2 girls, three costumes would be £39, add the code and it's £29 (as compared to £26 if I'd just bought the two.)

The same goes for boy's jammers. It's actually worth going for the more expensive £15 sets (as compared to £13) so you get £10 off.

Alternatively, you could get 2 legsuits at £16 each, and end up paying £23.99 delivered. Now that's a bonus for Speedo, I reckon!

For this and other promo codes for Speedo check our vouchers page. 

The Mindful Guide to Coping With Other Mothers

by Lucy Sweet in Deals on 27 August, 2014 at 6:45 pm

The Mindful Guide to Coping With Other Mothers

Sometimes, parenting feels like a big game of compare and contrast. We’re all swapping advice, getting anxious about how our kid’s development/haircut/school uniform measures up to other people’s, berating ourselves for not being more organised - like the mum who seems to secrete tissues, apples, wipes and cooled sterilised water out of a special God given orifice.

But be wise. We are not each other’s enemies. We’re all fiddling around in the dark. Remember these words of Confucious style wisdom whenever you feel a wobble coming on, and try not to batter that annoying woman over the head with a Skylanders lunch bag…

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Nothing Over £7 @ Pumpkin Patch

by Luschka van Onselen in Deals on 27 August, 2014 at 4:46 pm

Nothing Over £7 @ Pumpkin PatchPumpkin Patch has their eSale on at the moment, where nothing is over £7 (However if you look at the regular sale are, there are some bits over £7). Your delivery is free on orders over £20 when you use the code UKAP otherwise delivery is £4.95. This code expires midnight 28 August 2014.

Pumpkin Patch has some really gorgeous items for boys, girls and babies, and the sale has over 700 articles for babies, over 600 for girls and over 200 for boys.

T-shirts for boys and girls start at £2.99, and shorts and shoes start at £4.99.

For babies there are body suit multipacks from £2.99 and baby towels from £2.99 too, not to mention some really cute little booties from £1.75. Actually, if you're in the market for baby bits, there's a lot to be picked up in this sale, with hats, socks, booties and headbands for under £2.

Remember to use the code above for free delivery over £20 too.

Thanks to Holly1985 at HUKD

Disney Frozen Nightie From £6 @ Asda George

by Karen McGinn in Deals on 27 August, 2014 at 1:52 pm

Disney Frozen Nightie From £6 @ Asda George

Already ordered the Elsa Dress from Asda this morning*? Well check out the new nightie they have in stock, starting at just £6. The older sizes have quickly went out of stock on this one but it’s still available from 18 months right up to 10 years.

Up to age 4 years is £6, while the larger sizes in stock at the moment are £7.

I don't care what anyone thinks, I know my daughter is going to have a list for Santa that includes Frozen items and I'm determined to start picking them up now. Mainly to reduce the stress levels come December but also to prevent me from having to resort to eBay and those prices, which can be high!

This one is 100% polyester and machine washable as you'd expect. All the little Frozen fans will be getting themselves ready for bed if they have this one. Okay that may just be wishful thinking but we can but try!

You can collect in store for free or opt for home delivery but that will add £2.95 to your total.

Thanks to mrsport01 at HUKD!

Disney Minnie Mouse Bows & Daisies Wallpaper £2.50 @ Asda Direct

by Nada in Deals on 27 August, 2014 at 12:11 pm

Disney Minnie Mouse Bows & Daisies Wallpaper £2.50 @ Asda Direct

This is a bit of a random deal, but if you have a little girls room to decorate then look no further as Asda Direct are selling Disney Minnie Mouse Bows & Daisies wallpaper for only £2.50 a roll. It was originally £7.50 each and it's £16 for one at Debenhams. This is a bargain and might just be an option for those of you wishing to freshen up a room on a budget.

Minnie Mouse has been popular with kids, specifically girls for decades.  I loved her when I was a young pup, all those many moons ago. Even if your daughter isn't a fan of Mickey's girfriend, don't worry as her presence in the wallpaper pattern is quite discreet. Really, what stands out are the pink and blue daisy flowers.

This Disney wallpaper is wipeable so you can get rid of any of the children's grubby mitt marks. It apparently easy to strip when you decide to redecorate. What I like about it is that you could use this as a feature wall paper or use it for all of the walls in the room, because this is a great price per roll.

It will match lots of colours and Minnie Mouse accessories are easy to come by. Check out this Minnie Mouse night light from B&Q* or this light shade*.

The Disney Minnie Mouse Bows & Daisies wallpaper can be collected from your local Asda store for free or you can have it delivered for £2.95

 

Mega Bloks My First Big Building Bag £7.06 @ Amazon

by Nada in Deals on 27 August, 2014 at 11:14 am

Mega Bloks My First Big Building Bag £7.06 @ Amazon

Check out these Mega Bloks First Builders sets from Amazon for only £7.06. This is the cheapest they have ever been on Amazon and it's the best price I have found online for them. The likes of Tesco are selling these for £10. I say hot foot it over to Amazon now if you want some, because things can sell out quickly on there.

Mega Bloks are super for young ones, they are chunky and very easy to stack. You don't have to worry about choking because even I couldn't fit one of these blocks into my mouth, and my mouth is massive. Each bag contains sixty large colourful blocks (or Bloks) and is best suited to children aged one to five years old.

With sets like this kids really can let their imaginations run wild. They will create what's in their little minds and feel a sense of accomplishment once it's built.  There's a choice of two sets, both links are above, pink or classic. These make great starter sets or can be purchased to add to other Mega Bloks sets.

The Mega Bloks My First Big Building Bag doesn't quite hit that free delivery threshold of £10, and like heck would we be pay pounds for P&P so why not have a wee nosey for an add on item to bump up your order to a tenner, or check out this word snap game, here.

Thanks to BarginMargrite @ HUKD

Half Price Baby Ocean Toys Starting From £1.99 @ Mothercare

by Nada in Deals on 27 August, 2014 at 10:19 am

Half Price Baby Ocean Toys Starting From £1.99 @ Mothercare

If you are looking for cute baby items for gifts or for your own precious bundle then you just have to go over to the Mothercare site. They are currently running a half price offer on Baby Ocean range of toys. Prices start from £1.99 and are available from the Early Learning Centre too, but a lot of the best stuff has sold out.

Wow! This Baby Ocean range at Mothercare is absolutely gorgeous. Everything looks plump, plush and cuddly. The colour scheme throughout the range is vibrant greens, blues and orange mainly, but have been toned down for a softer baby like appearance.

No wonder a lot of this range has sold out at the ELC, it's very reasonably priced. For instance, the cheapest item in the range is the Baby Ocean Octopus blankie at only £1.99. These are completely sold out at the ELC, but still in stock at Mothercare. It's available in two colours pink and blue.

A lot of you lovely parents  love nightlights and there's one in this range in the form of a cuddly turtle. It's now only £7.49 and can be machine washed.

Here's another one that has proved very popular at the ELC but has good availability at Mothercare, the Baby Ocean Play Mat. It's £19.99 but was £39.99. It looks like the height of luxury for little ones and is very padded and plush.

You can collect any of the Baby Ocean range for free from your local Mothercare. Like I have said, this range is available at the ELC but is limited with some complete sell outs. If you'd rather have it delivered then it's £2.95.

Ultimate Spiderman Pencil Case £2.99 Delivered @ Argos

by Nada in Deals on 27 August, 2014 at 9:28 am

Ultimate Spiderman Pencil Case £2.99 Delivered @ Argos

Are you still looking for a pencil case for your child returning to school? Take a look at this Ultimate Spiderman one  from Argos, now £2.99 delivered. This was £4.99, which seems expensive to me for such a basic item. However, one almost identical is £6.99 in Toys R Us.

Spiderman is a favoured Marvel character for many superhero fans. If I ever like him myself, those feelings disappeared after suffering the first three films over and over again. That's what happens when you live in a house full of boys.

It is suitable for children aged three and over and has a zip fastening. It's bright, attractive and will be a sure fire hit with any little Marvel fan. It is an ample size to fit all of your child's stationery requirements.

If you are on the lookout for something a bit more feminine, then I have also found some great backpack and pencil case sets. There's a lovely purple Hello Kitty one, here. Argos also have a Doc McStuffins set for only £9.99, which can be found here.

The Ultimate Spiderman pencil case has free delivery included. We like free anything here at Playpennies.

£5 Off £45 Spend @ Aldi

by Luschka van Onselen in Deals on 26 August, 2014 at 9:51 pm

£5 Off £45 Spend @ Aldi Buy the Daily Mirror on Thursday and you'll be given a voucher for £5 off a £45 spend at Aldi.

While there are some grumbles from Aldi regulars over on the Aldi Facebook page that this voucher used to be £5 off £40 spend, there are many more that are still happily shopping at Aldi and have said they will be using this with their regular food shop.

At the moment I can't really find any other information about this offer - what it excludes or includes, or how long it's valid for but reading through the comments it seems like you could buy two papers if your weekly shop requires over £90. Some have also said that they'll buy two papers so they can use the voucher this week and next week. £10 off a £90 spend isn't too bad, really.

I have a friend who raves about her weekly shop at Aldi, posting pictures on Facebook every week about what she bought and for how much and I must admit I often wish there was a store near us, the way she goes on about it! I'll be forwarding this post to her too, so she can brag just a little more this week.

Thanks to wellhellothere at HUKD

Outdoor Toys Hugely Discounted Instore @ Tesco

by Luschka van Onselen in Deals on 26 August, 2014 at 9:21 pm

Outdoor Toys Hugely Discounted Instore @ TescoIf you're passing by Tesco at any point in the next day or two - or if you're after a bargain enough to warrant going specifically to Tesco to have a look - there are some fabulous prices to be had on outdoor toys right now. Unfortunately the prices aren't reflected online and there's no guarantee that you'll find these in your local, but here are some of the prices that HUKDers have found around the country today.

xxclarexx15 found a sand and water table reduced to £7.50 while they're still around £14 online.  Play sand is around 65p in store at the moment (thanks Anon).

Hille found a Plum 8ft Trampoline with an enclosure for £37.25 and GemandJake found it in Scotland for £25 - a bargain when it's still £99 online.

Tesco bubbles are down to 50p, which is great if you have a machine and want to stock up, but Jemmatinkprice also found a 3 ring paddling pool for 75p.  MrsWebster found skipping ropes for 25p and four pack bean bags for 75p.

Alnel9 nabbed a pop up tent for £2.50 too, which is probably the best bargain of them all.

Stock will be varied and there are no guarantees,  but it's definitely worth having a look if you'd like to grab some end of season bargains.

Freebie! Open Heritage/Open Doors Days 11 - 14 September Across the UK

by Luschka van Onselen in Misc on 26 August, 2014 at 8:47 pm

Freebie! Open Heritage/Open Doors Days 11 - 14 September Across the UKIf you like a bit of culture, open spaces and old buildings, take advantage of the Open Heritage or Open Doors Days around the UK 11 - 14 September.

There are properties across the UK but they're called Open Heritage in England and Open Doors in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Across the country there will be free events from castles to gardens to farms and museums. For most of them you can just turn up, but for others you may have to book in advance, so make sure you check to see what's close to you, what's on there and if you have to do anything before going.

Otherwise, just go and enjoy  good family day out and be a tourist in your own town!

Thanks to wiggywig and thewongwing101 at HUKD

25% Off iTunes @ PayPal Gifts

by Luschka van Onselen in Deals on 26 August, 2014 at 7:52 pm

25% Off iTunes @ PayPal GiftsiTunes has a sale on their digital gifts at the moment where you can take 25% off by purchasing credit online.

The 25% off offer is only applicable to iTunes codes valued at £15, £25, £50 and £100 each purchased through PayPal Digital Gifts. Offer is not valid for other iTunes Code denominations.

You have to click through at the link above, then choose your denomination.

You will pay £11.25 for £15 worth of credit, £25 will cost you £18.75, £50 for £37.50 and £100 will be yours for £75.

The offer is limited while stocks last, but you can buy for yourself or as a gift. You can use your iTunes Code for music, films, TV programmes, games, apps and more on the iTunes store, the iBooks Store, the App Store and Mac App Store and can access your content on an iPod, iPad, or iPhone, and watch or listen on a computer - Mac or PC.

Thanks to loopylloyd at HUKD

Six Back To School Lunchbox Filler Ideas

by Luschka van Onselen in Reviews on 26 August, 2014 at 4:00 pm

Six Back To School Lunchbox Filler IdeasI think we all know that the cheapest way to eat is by making food from scratch, but we also know that in parenting, things don't always work to plan. While I would love to be a mum who sends my kids off to their twice a week lunch club with bento box lunches with goldfish cut from cheese, and octopus peeled tangerines and what not, I consider the days I don't have to tear in to Tesco on the way a victory, quite frankly. For this reason I like to have a supply of lunch box fillers in the cupboards so that when needed, I can still make sure my children are getting healthy-ish snacks that aren't costing me the earth, and that they will actually eat.

Here are seven new to the market, or newly relaunched snacks and treats that we've been trying out over the summer to see if my kids would like to see them in their lunchboxes this year, and here's what made our short list...

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