33% Off Personalised Cards & Gifts @ Funky Pigeon

by Nada in Deals on 6 October, 2015 at 3:00 pm

33% Off Personalised Cards & Gifts @ Funky Pigeon

We are one of those families that love personalised gifts and cards. They seem to appeal to me A LOT and I think that's because I could never get anything with my name on it as a child. Now it doesn't matter if your a Sarah or a Shiniqua, you can have your name on it, whatever it may be. Funky Pigeon is a popular site for personalised cards and gifts and just now they have a great offer on just now. Just use promo code Autumn33 and you will receive a whopping 33% off ALL personalised Cards and Gifts. Not bad, huh?

Get really smart and get your Christmas cards sorted already and save yourself £££'s. Not forgetting that they will be super cool as you can get the whole families face all over the cards, if you like.  For example, you can get this Family of Four Christmas Elves Card* from just £1.33 with the code.

Personalised gifts are always a hit with Grandparents and Parents alike. Think Calendars and other sweet presents you can give to someone with your children's angelic little faces on.

Buy two or more cards for FREE delivery. If you are someone that buys special cards for Grandparents, parents, friend's and other family, then these personalised cards can work out just as cheap as ones from the High Street using that code. Delivery is £2.75 for gifts.

You can find this Funky Pigeon Voucher Code plus tons of others over on our voucher section.

Thanks to natrichards21 @ HUKD

Up To 40% Off Childrenswear @ Boden

by Nada in Deals on 6 October, 2015 at 2:00 pm

 Up To 40% Off Childrenswear @ Boden

Like Boden? You will be pleased to hear that their 'Up to 40% off' Sale has started now. Boden are pricey but I don't know anyone that doesn't rate the quality of their goods. I don't tend to shop at places like Boden or Joules unless they have a discount event on. There's LOTS included in this sale so you Boden fans will have a field day.

So, what kind of bargains can you expect to find in this BIG Boden Sale?

With the winter setting in you may be looking for a decent coat/jacket for the kids. Check out these: Daphne Jacket* was £60 to£69 now £36 to £46.20, Padded Jacket* was £45 to £50 now £27 to £40 and Sherpa Lined Anorak* was £45 to £50 now £27 to £40.

We are loving these Baby T-Shirts*. There are six to choose from and are all at great prices. For example this Nautical Appliqué T-Shirt* was £15 to £17 and is now only £9 to £10.20.

Boden offer a Click and Collect service which is postcode depend, or you can have your order delivered for £4.

Have You Seen The Baby Mop?!

by Lisa Hayes in Deals on 6 October, 2015 at 12:49 pm

Have You Seen The Baby Mop?!

This is something we haven't seen at PlayPennies before, and it certainly got us talking this morning! Firebox are selling a Baby Mop*:  that's a baby all-in-one outfit with fluffy mop attachments on the arms and legs so that your baby mops the floor as they crawl!

We know that this is a novelty item, and that no one is really going to get their baby to clean the floor (are they...?) but it did make us laugh, mainly because of the very tongue in cheek description:

  • Transform your aimless crawling baby into a cleaning machine
  •  Save tons of money on house-cleaning costs
  •  A soft and cosy onesie made from 100% cotton
  •  Also very effective if you're looking to polish the Porsche
  •  Teach your little one the virtues of a strong work ethic
  •  Broom handle attachment coming soon
  •  Crawl! And the dirt is gone.

If you want one of these for your little one then the Baby Mop* will set you back £29.99 at Firebox. Or perhaps you could make your won by adapting the Mop Slippers from Amazon* that Karen told us about. At £1.67 delivered they are a tad more affordable! You could even get pairs for the whole family. Goodness, whatever next! ;)

Thanks to rd3d2 @ HUKD

Lego Classic Children's Quartz Watch £9.99 @ Amazon

by Nada in Deals on 6 October, 2015 at 12:25 pm

Lego Classic Children's Quartz Watch £9.99 @ Amazon

Know someone that loves Lego? Of course you do! Everyone loves the stuff, right? If you want to get something Lego that isn't a toy set then this Lego Classic Children's Quartz Watch is ideal. It's now only £9.99 at Amazon and stock levels are small, although they will get more, so get those orders in and you will only get charged when the item is dispatched.

The Lego Classic Children's Quartz Watch features a robust scratch resistant mineral crystal lens and a Japanese quartz movement. It's rainbow coloured and comes with interchangeable links, including Lego Minifigure ones.

The face is clear on this super cool Lego watch which makes it ideal for those learning to tell the time. Kids will be keen to do anything if it involves Lego, including learning a tedious skill like telling the time.

You can have the Lego Classic Children's Quartz Watch delivered for FREE if you have Amazon Prime or are spending £20 or more. If you don't have Amazon Prime or are planning on spending less than £20 then it's £3.30 for delivery.

QUICK! Play-Doh/Lego Advent Calendars Reduced @ Amazon

by Nada in Deals on 6 October, 2015 at 11:12 am

QUICK! Play-Doh/Lego Advent Calendars Reduced @ Amazon

Wow! Amazon have reduced some of those popular 'alternative' Advent Calendars. The Lego City Calendar is now only £13.99. Grab it before it goes back up in price. The Play-Doh one is now only £10.94 which is around £4 cheaper than anywhere else and the cheapest we have seen it! The Lego Friends one is just £13.12! We cannot believe how good these prices are and we don't reckon they will stay this low for long.

We can't stress enough, that you'll need to be quick. Prices fluctuate so much on Amazon and you don't want to miss out on them when they are this cheap.

You can get FREE delivery if you have Amazon Prime or spend £20 or more. If you don't have Amazon Prime or are spending less than £20 then delivery is £3.30.

Up To 25% Off Selected Lego Sets @ Argos

by Nada in Deals on 6 October, 2015 at 10:43 am

Up To 25% Off Selected Lego Sets @ Argos

Lego has to be the only toy is history to get more and more popular as time goes on. It was much loved by us golden oldies as children but now our children are more daft than ever about it. The beauty of it is that it never dates and it has no upper age limit really. It is marvellous for promoting creativity and honing manual dexterity. As it's sought after it rarely drops in price, but Argos have up to 25% off and we will grab that gladly in the run up to Christmas.

There are 71 Lego items reduced at Argos, some of which are price matched by the likes of Amazon and Tesco Direct. Lego Duplo is included along with popular series like Ninjago, Junior and City.

Here's are some sets that we reckon are a good buy: Lego Duplo My First Playhouse* now £11.99 instead of £15, Lego Star Wars At-At* just £6.99 now (ideal stocking filler item) and Lego City Swamp Police Station* was £59.99 now £47.71.

You can Reserve and Collect your Lego bargains for FREE from an Argos store near you or pay £3.95 to have it delivered to your front door. Some of the sets come with FREE delivery, and are stated as such clearly on the Argos site.

£6 Off A £20 Purchase @ Smyths Toys With Voucher In TODAY'S Daily Mirror

by Lisa Hayes in Deals on 6 October, 2015 at 6:49 am

£6 Off A £20 Purchase @ Smyths Toys With Voucher In TODAY'S Daily Mirror

Make sure you buy a copy of today's Daily Mirror when you're out and about today as there's a voucher in it for £6 off at Smyths Toys!

The voucher will give you £6 off a £20 purchase in store only at Smyths in store. If you already have the paper the voucher is on page 20 so make sure you rescue it before you recycle it!

You have until next Monday 12th October to use your voucher, and there are a few exceptions like gaming and consoles etc. Here are the full terms and conditions of the offer:

Terms and Conditions: This voucher entitles you to receive £6 off when you spend £20 or more in one transaction at any Smyths Toys Superstore. Voucher Valid from Tuesday 6th October until Monday 12th October 2015 inclusive. This voucher is restricted to one voucher per household and one per transaction. This voucher cannot be used in conjunction with any other promotional offers or discount vouchers and is not redeemable for cash or gift vouchers. No cash alternative will be offered. Once used, this voucher will be retained by Smyths Toys Superstores at the point of purchase. This voucher is not valid for purchases of gift, savings, digital download or POSA cards, plastic bags, Micro Scooter and accessories, video games, games consoles, Samsung,Kurio,Linx, and Meep tablets, LEGO Dimensions, Skylanders figures, Disney Infinity figures, amiibo figures, POP! Vinyl figures, karaoke machines, accessories, or electronics. Forged ,Damaged or Photocopied vouchers will not be accepted. Vouchers from the e-edition are currently not accepted. Standard MGN terms apply.

So as long as what you buy is over £20 and isn't on the list of exclusions you will get £6 off for the 60p spend on the paper! I got a copy of the paper on the school run so the terms above have been updated now. :)

(Sorry about the PM pic, that's just to show it's today's paper)

What Katie Price Didn't Say About Having A Favourite Child

by Heidi Scrimgeour in Misc on 5 October, 2015 at 10:19 pm

What Katie Price Didn't Say About Having A Favourite Child

Which one of your children is your favourite? Don't answer that; I'm joking. Obviously.

Everyone knows no-one's supposed to have favourites, right?

Well, nonetheless, Twitter seemed to go into meltdown this morning when Katie Price appeared on ITV's This Morning, whereupon she seemed to admit freely to having a favourite child.

Except she didn't actually. Let the Metro explain:

On ITV show This Morning Katie opened up on life with her son Harvey and some viewers thought she admitted that he’s her favourite out of all of her children. It came across to some that Katie had ‘fessed up but what she actually said was ‘out of all my kids, everyone says Harvey is their favourite’.

In spite of seeming to admit to having a favourite child, Katie was a hit with viewers, many of whom took to social media to praise her for the way she spoke about life with a disabled child.

Harvey, who is on the autistic spectrum, has a condition called Septo-optic dysplasia which causes impaired vision, as well as Prader–Willi syndrome which affects his weight.

Katie said of Harvey:

The others know if if he is in bad mood then stay away. Sometimes he wants to pick up Bunny and give her a kiss and he wants us to say 'Isn't that sweet' when really I am thinking, 'Oh my God, is he going to launch her?' because you don't know what he is going to do. You have to watch him with everything.' 

Katie also described Harvey as the King of the house and said the family wouldn't have it any other way.To other families with a child with a disability, Katie added:

'Don't think you are alone. There are support networks and it's good to meet other families who know what you are going through.'

Nice work, Katie.

Fisher Price Rainforest Friends SpaceSaver Jumperoo £41.50 @ Tesco Direct

by Lisa Hayes in Deals on 5 October, 2015 at 10:04 pm

Fisher Price Rainforest Friends SpaceSaver Jumperoo £41.50 @ Tesco Direct

The Fisher Price Rainforest Friends SpaceSaver Jumperoo is a half price at Tesco Direct as part of it big Half Price Toy Sale that started today. It's down in price from the RRP of £83 to £41.50, which is better than any other retailer's offer by a clear £10!

It's similar to the full sized version of the Jumperoo, but is suitable for those with less space, as the full size one takes up an awful lot of room. Because it's smaller there are a few less toys to play with, but the same principle of letting baby bounce safely while playing is there. They are also rewarded for their bouncing with music, lights and sounds.

It is adjustable to four different heights so it can grow with the baby, and one of the best things for me is the removable seat that can be machine washed and tumble dried - I know that's sad but it's a massive benefit for something you use for a baby! It also means that you can clean everything easily so you can sell it on again when you have finished with it , as the resale value on these is very good indeed. You can also fold this down for storage when it's not in use.

You can click and collect the Fisher Price Rainforest Friends SpaceSaver Jumperoo from Tesco stores for free, or home delivery costs from £3.

If there is anything else you need for baby while you are shopping then Tesco are also offering 1000 extra Clubcard Points when you spend £50 on Fisher Price.*  

NEW George Home Wooden Toy Range @ Asda George

by Lisa Hayes in Deals on 5 October, 2015 at 9:40 pm

NEW George Home Wooden Toy Range @ Asda George

Here at PlayPennies we are big fans of traditional wooden toys as they are so good for imaginative play. Being money conscious parents we are always on the lookout for the best value toys as well, and as usual Asda have come out on top. Their super range of wooden toys has more new items added, and at even lower prices so that there is something for everyone.

Some of our favourites are the Asda versions of the most popular Christmas gifts, like the beautiful Wooden Dolls House*. It is £35 for this large two storey house, and the matching furniture sets are just £6 each. The Deluxe Wooden Kitchen* is cracking value at £40, as it even includes a set of wooden utensils to match the kitchen.

For those who like their toys with added "vroom" like my two boys, there are some amazing new toys to choose from. We already have the Wooden Rescue Racers* fire engine and ambulance set, so to go with them I was thinking of the big multi-storey Fire Station* at £35, although there is even a Garage* at £25 too - and that includes cars and a plane!

Click here to

FREE Pumpkin Carving Templates, Decorations, Party Kits and more!

by Lisa Hayes in Freebies on 5 October, 2015 at 9:00 pm

FREE Pumpkin Carving Templates, Decorations, Party Kits and more!

Halloween is getting more popular every year, and it's yet another thing that delights the children. Sitting down to do pumpkin carving with your children can be great fun, and it's surprisingly easy once you start having a try.

Get a helping hand and have the best Jack O'Lanterns with these free Pumpkin Carving Stencils that we have found for you. There's a few different sites offering them, all with different themes.

Some of the best ones are from Pumpkin Pile, and they have brand new designs every year. New for 2015 are loads of superhero designs, gaming, and even celebrities! I'm thinking of trying out a Mario one this year.

Fresh Family Meals are offering the chance to download some really cool children's character ones, here. Over two hundred in fact so you are sure to find one to please.

More spooky ones can be downloaded from Zombie Pumpkins, here and Orange and Black Pumpkins, here. For Disney themed ones, the best places are: Mommy Musings, here and Parentinginkky, here.

Pumpkin stencils are FREE from The Spreadit.com, over here, and UK site Party Delights.

While you are practising your pumpkin carving you could get the children started on some of the FREE printable decorations, colouring and activity sheets from Snapfish here.

Halloween is at the end of half term in some places so all these activities are a brilliant and free way of keeping the children busy and entertained.

Let us know how the pumpkins turn out, and have fun!

Buy One Get One For £1 On Selected Medium Soft Toys @ Disney Store

by Becky Barratt in Deals on 5 October, 2015 at 8:30 pm

Buy One Get One For £1 On Selected Medium Soft Toys @ Disney Store

I love it when the Disney Store does this offer, it is so tempting to go mad and buy them all! If your little one is a big Disney fan then this is a great deal to stock up on ready for Christmas. The Disney Store are currently running a promotion until 11th November, where you can buy one selected Medium Soft Toy and you get another for just £1!

There are 18 soft toys included in this promotion, I love the Thumper* toy, this would make a lovely present for a newborn's nursery, so sweet! He is priced at £18.95. I've not seen the Cheshire Cat* from Alice in Wonderland before, really different and great for any Alice in Wonderland fans, he is priced at £18.95 also.

Let's face it, we all know a Frozen fan! This Olaf* would make a brilliant gift at £18.95. We are big Toy Story fan's in our household and so I have taken a particular shine to this Rex* dinosaur toy! He is £18.95. You can also personalise the toys for an extra £4.95 per toy, that would make a lovely addition to a toy you are giving as a gift.

Delivery starts from £3.95 or is FREE if you spend over £50.

Thanks to Dannii on our FaceBook page :-)

Disney Frozen Upholstered Armchair £52.49 (£42.49 with Amazon Family code) @ Amazon

by Lisa Hayes in Deals on 5 October, 2015 at 8:00 pm

Disney Frozen Upholstered Armchair £52.49 (£42.49 with Amazon Family code) @ Amazon

This Disney Frozen Armchair is reduced at Amazon from it's regular price of £69.99 to £52.49, a saving of 25%, and that includes free delivery as well.

However, if you sign up for a free trial of Amazon Family* then there is a voucher code which you can use that will give another £10 off! You can sign up for Amazon Family here, then you can use the code BABYFMLY10 for that £10 off. Just make sure that once the item has been dispatched you cancel your free trial if you don't want to continue it otherwise you will be charge the £79 per year subscription fee.

The chair is a hardwood frame with padded upholstery to make it nice and comfy, and it is suitable for ages two and above, so it's a smaller size for younger children.

It should please little Frozen fans with it's pretty pink and white colours, and the pictures of Anna and Elsa will go right along with a Frozen themed room.

Just remember to cancel that Amazon Family membership before the free trial ends to avoid getting hit with the yearly fee!

Boots 2015 Christmas Gift Guide Now In Stores!

by karenm in Misc on 5 October, 2015 at 7:50 pm

Boots 2015 Christmas Gift Guide Now In Stores!

We know loads of you have been waiting for this one! While the Christmas shop at Boots* has been open for a few days now, many of us, me included, like the physical book to browse through, there's just something about it. I'm not sure if it's the 3 for 2 across the range, the extra advantage card points or just the excitement of the new Soap & Glory range, I HAVE to have the Boots Christmas catalogue to look through.

Lisa has told you about a few of the offers already including the 3 for 2 on Yankee Candles* (swoon) while for Christmas Eve boxes for the kids, you can check out the Christmas pyjamas here*, they're also included in the 3 for 2, as pretty much everything is. The only real exception to this is their "Star Gifts of the Week" promo, those tend to be half price, or better than half price, and are excluded while that offer is on. It's currently the Smashbox #Shapematters 3-in-1 Contouring Make Up Pallete* that's half price until Thursday (8th)

Get down to your local and grab a 2015 Christmas Gift Guide from Boots before they all go!

Baby/Toddler Footwear Bargains Starting From £5 @ John Lewis

by Nada in Deals on 5 October, 2015 at 7:30 pm

Baby/Toddler Footwear Bargains Starting From £5 @ John Lewis

Baby shoes or first shoes can cost £££'s, we pay it because we want quality above anything else when it comes to putting it on precious little feet. John Lewis have some lovely footwear for babies and toddlers reduced. There are expensive brands like Adidas, Clarks and Geox included so it's well worth a look.

There aren't hundreds of different styles reduced but plenty to give you a choice. There's something for boys and girls starting from just £5.

We are loving these: Geox First Boat Print Trainers* was £30 now £15, Geox Girls' First Boat Print Trainers* was £30 now £15, Clarks Litzy Lou Shoes* was £30 now £15, Start-Rite Milan Double Strap Shoes* was £40 now £20, Adidas Relino Baby/Toddler Trainers* was £19 now £10, Kickers Sneakerise Lo Shoes* was £45 now £25 and John Lewis Butterfly 3D Wellies* was £12 now £10.

There are more bargains to be found for baby/toddler and a few for older kids too.

You can Click and Collect your footwear bargains for £2 from a John Lewis or Waitrose store near you or pay £3.50 to have them delivered to your home.

Halloween Costumes For Dogs From @ Amazon/Amazon Sellers

by Nada in Deals on 5 October, 2015 at 7:00 pm

Halloween Costumes For Dogs From @ Amazon/Amazon Sellers

This is quite possibly one of the funniest posts I have ever had the chance to research. Dogs and Halloween Costumes are quite possibly the best thing you could ever Google. Seriously, I have tears running down my face on this dreary Monday morning. Amazon and their third-party sellers have a great selection of Halloween and Fancy Dress Costumes for Canines. Not only is there plenty of choice but lots of bargains too.

Click here to

LeapFrog LeapBand Activity Tracker £14.99 @ Amazon/Toys R Us

by Nada in Deals on 5 October, 2015 at 5:31 pm

LeapFrog LeapBand Activity Tracker £14.99 @ Amazon/Toys R Us

Keeping the children active can be a chore, so why not make it as fun as possible with the LeapFrog LeapBand Activity Tracker. They are normally priced around the £29.99 mark but Toys R Us have halved them in price and Amazon have followed suit. These are a great present for little ones, and should prove very popular at this great low price.

The LeapFrog LeapBand Activity Tracker is a wearable device that encourages children to move about more with it's interactive challenges. There are up to 50 of those, so that should keep the kids on their toes.

It can also be used as a watch and the time can be read from an analogue or digital display. Don't worry about it being noisy whilst they are at school, as parents can set the device to quiet for those times.

Available from Amazon here in Blue*, Green*, Orange* and Pink*.

You can Click and Collect the LeapFrog LeapBand Activity Tracker for FREE from a Toys R Us store near you or pay £4.95 to have it delivered. If buying from Amazon, then delivery is FREE if you have Amazon Prime or spend £20 or more.

Thanks to millarcat @ HUKD

25% Off bareMinerals & 15% Off Benefit Make Up @ Feel Unique

by Becky Barratt in Deals on 5 October, 2015 at 4:23 pm

25% Off bareMinerals & 15% Off Benefit Make Up @ Feel Unique

I am a big fan of bareMinerals make up and I am constantly running out, whenever I see it on offer I always stock up, especially coming up to the Christmas party season! Benefit is another brand that I really like, their mascara's especially are fantastic and really great value for money.

To celebrate the 10th birthday of Feel Unique they are currently offering 25% off Bareminerals and 15% off Benefit until midnight Tuesday 6th October. There is no code needed, prices are already reduced online so what you see is what you pay! Plus Feel Unique offer FREE delivery on all orders over £10!

If you haven't tried bareMinerals before and fancy seeing what all the fuss is about, then I highly recommend you getting one of their Starter Kits*They come in different shades and include everything you need to get started, brushes, primer, mineral powders and all in a handy clutch. These normally retail for £39 but they are currently selling for £29.25. What a lovely treat for Mum's at Christmas.

This Benefit Real Sexy Steel Set* has a content value of £27.36, it normally retails for £19.50 but at Feel Unique you can currently get the set for £16.60. The set includes They're Real*, Benefit's best selling mascara which retails for £19.50 alone, a liquid eyeliner and an eye make up remover.

I absolutely love the Benefit Gimme Brow Set*, it is a favourite product of mine, it helps create eyebrows where there may not be any hair by adhering to the skin, but it still manages to look completely natural. This normally retails for £18.50 but you can currently buy it for £15.75. I think I may have just bought my own Christmas presents, oops! :-)

FREE £10 Gift Coupon When You Spend £40 @ Toys R Us!

by Lisa Hayes in Deals on 5 October, 2015 at 2:18 pm

FREE £10 Gift Coupon When You Spend £40 @ Toys R Us!

This is a fab offer from Toys R Us! When you spend £40 either online or in store you get a £10 gift coupon for free! It's nice and simple, even though the terms and conditions look pretty daunting when you see them. Here's how it works:

  • Spend £40 between 5th and 12th October and receive a £10 gift coupon for your next purchase. Coupons can be redeemed between 13th and 20th October only.
  • If you buy in store your £10 gift coupon can only be redeemed in store, not online.
  • If you purchase online your £10 gift coupon will be emailed to you on 13th October, and it can only be redeemed online, not in stores.

There are a few exemptions, but these are the usual ones: gift vouchers, baby milk/food/formula, insurance, delivery charges and carrier bags.

What's even better is that this promotion works on top of all other offers that Toys R Us are running at the moment like the 3 for 2 on Thomas Toys, the Free Kerplunk Game offer, and the Half Price Frozen and Disney Princess promotion.

You can click here for the full terms and conditions* of this free £10 Gift Coupon promotion at Toys R Us.

If you want to spread the payments for your Christmas toy shopping then Toys R Us are again running the Take Time To Pay scheme so that you can reserve your items now and pay later. That could be really useful for the top toys that can sell out before Christmas.

FREE 7 Day Skincare Trial @ L'Occitane

by Becky Barratt in Freebies on 5 October, 2015 at 1:44 pm

FREE 7 Day Skincare Trial @ L'Occitane

If you haven't tried L'Occitane products before then now is the perfect time to try them for yourself, as they are currently offering a FREE 7 Day Skincare Trial. A great way to try these gorgeous products and a must for any L'Occitane fan.

All you need to do is click the link above where you will then be asked 3 different questions to discover which is the perfect L'Occitane moisturiser for your skin's needs. You will then be emailed a voucher which you will need to take in to your nearest L'Occitane shop or counter. There you will be given a FREE 8ml pot of L'Occitane moisturiser which best suits your skin.

It's a fab way to try one of their popular moisturiser's without spending a lot, you can then pop the full size version on your Christmas list!

Thanks to milliehu @ HUKD.