Halloween? Adult & Kids Fancy Dress Costumes From £5 @ Asda George

by Nada in Deals on 16 September, 2014 at 12:03 pm

Halloween? Adult & Kids Fancy Dress Costumes From £5 @ Asda George

Well it's that time of year when we ought to start thinking about Halloween outfits. It's not just the kids that enjoy the dressing up, but us fun loving adults, will do it for any excuse. Sometimes we opt out of the scary attire meant for the pumpkin season, and pick something either humorous or sexy (adults, only of course).

When I put on something sexy it is a darn sight scarier than any witches costume. Anyway, no matter who in the family is needing a fancy dress outfit, head over to Asda George where they have heavily reduced some of their costumes. They start at only £5, get over there now!

This Where's Wanda outfit* is the female equivalent of Wally or Waldo (in America). George have cut the price of this down to only a fiver from £12.50 and includes the hat, pouch and those all important glasses. The adult versions are available for women* and men*. These were £25 but now only £10 each. WOW!

Another adults one that is down to a tenner is the Beer Bottle costume, here*. I find this one hilarious, and will probably be a favourite of many mums and dads. You gotta look at this Monkey one* too.

For kids, check out these outfits, John Cena Wrestler* and Monsters University Mike*, these are both only £5 and had been selling for £12.50.

Save those pennies and nip down to your local Asda to collect your order, which is free or pay £2.95 to have it delivered.

Peppa Pig Jumping In Muddy Puddles £14.79 Delivered @ Amazon

by Nada in Deals on 16 September, 2014 at 11:20 am

Peppa Pig Jumping In Muddy Puddles £14.79 Delivered @ Amazon

Woo hoo a Peppa Pig deal! Here at PP HQ, we just love that mucky little piglet. Nip over to Amazon and you can get your own Peppa Pig Jumping In Muddy Puddles for only £14.79. This sells for £20 at The Entertainer, £19.99 at Toys R Us. You can buy one at £14.79 from Argos* just now but you don't get the FREE delivery that Amazon offer with this cute toy.

We have all seen numerous Peppa Pig toys on the market, even on here, but this one is different. This one jumps up and down, whilst she says her favourite phrases from the show. She even has her famous yellow wellies on.

Every Peppa fan worth their salt would LOVE one of these. Gosh, I am tempted to buy one myself! The one thing I will say is don't put her in real muddy puddles as she is surface wash only. Why cant they invent machine washable interactive toys?

Mucky Peppa is suitable for children aged three and above. This is the age your child will become obsessed with her, it's happened to all of mine and it WILL happen to yours.

Anyway, enough of my babbling, click the link above and check it out for yourself. Did I mention FREE delivery? Get on over,you know you want to!

Chad Valley Play Mat & Gym £14.99 @ Argos

by Nada in Deals on 16 September, 2014 at 10:31 am

Chad Valley Play Mat & Gym £14.99 @ Argos

If you are on the prowl for an affordable baby gift, then look at this Chad Valley Play Mat & Gym from Argos. They were a very reasonable £19.99 and are now £14.99. £14.99 for a play mat and gym is a seriously good deal.

There's a choice of two different designs of the Chad valley Play Mat & Gym from Argos, an ever so girly pink one and a rainbow bright unisex one. Personally, the pink one wins it for me, look at the ickle bunny play mat.

Both are suitable from birth and include detachable toys that squeak, rattle and chime. The unisex play mat looks a bit more padded than the pink version.

Play mats and gyms are so good at stimulating babies. We have used ours lots with Daniel from birth and he just goes wild for it, in fact, he attacks the animals that dangle from it and will even heckle them. It's very amusing to watch. The thing I like about this one is, yes it is fairly basic but it has everything a tot needs as far as play gyms go.

Collect your Chad Valley Play Mat & Gym free from your local Argos or pay £3.95 to have it delivered.

QUICK! George Home 2 In 1 Wooden Play Shop & Cafe £35 @ Asda Direct

by Nada in Deals on 16 September, 2014 at 9:44 am

 QUICK! George Home 2 In 1 Wooden Play Shop & Cafe £35 @ Asda Direct

Oh Asda Direct, how I have been watching thee like a hawk for this baby to come available. Since the launch of their wooden toy range, a large selection has been out of stock. This is the first time I have seen the George Home 2 in 1 wooden play shop & cafe in stock. This will sell out for three reasons, it's only £35, it's made of wood and it's absolutely charming.

The George Home 2 in 1 wooden play shop & cafe is made from a mixture of solid wood and MDF. Wooden toys look like a piece of the funriture and I like that, also they are durable and seem to stand the test of time. It's painted in a way to make it look almost vintage. If you bought the kitchen or other pieces then, this will actually match.

This snazzy shop/cafe is a child's dream, it's two role play toys in one, a cafe and a shop. There's a shop front plaque for the shop/cafe's name and even a blackboard for them to right specials on.

Listen to this, it's on casters so wheel them out and get them selling cupcakes out the front. It has a charming fabric canopy on which makes it look. Check out these other wooden toys in stock, the fire station*, dolls pram* and dolls house*.

Delivery costs vary on the wooden toys from £2.95 to £4.50, even when factoring this in the George Home 2 in 1 wooden play shop & cafe from Asda Direct is still a steal.

Playmobil Advent Calendar Pony Farm £14.24 Delivered @ Argos

by Luschka van Onselen in Deals on 15 September, 2014 at 9:34 pm

Playmobil Advent Calendar Pony Farm £14.24 Delivered @ Argos

Argos are selling this Playmobil 4167 Advent Calendar Pony Farm for £14.24 reduced from £18.99. It's currently £17.99 at Amazon, but there's also free delivery on this one from Argos, so it's all round the best deal.

We can't decide, in our home, if it's too early to be buying Christmas presents or not. By which I mean, I'd like to get it all done and dusted by the end of October so the savings are higher and the stress is off, but my husband is more of the pop over to Sainsbury's on Christmas eve variety.

This advent calendar gets really good reviews. Behind each of the 24 doors is a surprise item and on Christmas day, you'll have enough Playmobil pieces to create a sweeping countryside scene.  There are figures, ponies, a cart, chickens, and lots. You can have even more fun by assembling the mini Pony Farm puzzle and adding spots to the horse with velvet adhesives.

They reckon this set is suitable for children over 4, and if it's anything like the stables we have, would go down a storm!

Summer Infant Izabel Bloom Tote Changing Bag £19.00 (Was £24.99) @ Amazon

by Heidi Scrimgeour in Deals on 15 September, 2014 at 9:00 pm

Summer Infant Izabel Bloom Tote Changing Bag £19.00 (Was £24.99) @ Amazon

Just now at Amazon you can get your hands on the Summer Infant Izabel Bloom Tote Changing Bag for £19.99 instead of £24.99.

Changing bags are a crazy-popular topic of conversation among the mums I know. We've all tried more than one incarnation of the essential nappy carrier and when we've hit upon the one we like, we're more evangelical about it than the average street preacher.

In 98 customer reviews on the Amazon listing for this bag, 88 people have voted it 4 or 5 out of a possible 5 stars. Here's a fairly typical review from one happy customer:

"Love this bag! Thanks to the previous reviewer who put me on to it. It is really spacious with 4 pockets outside and 4 pockets inside. I can fit everything I want into this and it's still not full. I've seen smaller, less atractive bags than this for £60! Somehow it also manages to be lighter than my old bag, even though I've crammed more stuff into it! I'd recommend it to anyone looking for a spacious bag who doesn't want to pay a fortune."

Delivery won't cost you a penny, either, as Amazon don't charge for delivery when you spend £10 or more. Bonus!

Flash Sale Up To And Over 50% Off @ The Entertainer

by Luschka van Onselen in Deals on 15 September, 2014 at 8:49 pm

Flash Sale Up To And Over 50% Off @ The EntertainerThe Entertainer have a flash sale on at the moment with up to 50% off. I'm not sure how long it will last, but as it's a flash sale, I'd imagine only  few hours.

If you head to the site you may find it really, really, really slow. They have a lot of visitors right now.

There's 100's of reductions in the flash sale, with 50% off the Barbie Photo Doll, 50% off Hexbug Nano Glow in the Dark Habitats and 30% off a huge range of games. One of the offers I have managed to find is the Pengo Interactive Penguin, reduced to £19.95.

We're trying to have a browse ourselves, but the Entertainer are limiting visitors right now.

What it does mean though, is that there must be some epic prices to be had, so head over and see if you can grab any pre-Christmas bargains, and be sure to let us know what you've found!

Thanks to illumanati2 at HUKD

Free Kids Magazine For First 100 To Subscribe To Monthly Storytime Magazine

by Luschka van Onselen in Deals on 15 September, 2014 at 7:28 pm

Free Kids Magazine For First 100 To Subscribe To Monthly Storytime MagazineStorytime is a brand new monthly magazine for parents to enjoy with their kids, full of classic, well-loved tales to read, love and share. It’s that rare thing – a kids’ magazine that parents can enjoy too. It really does look like a great magazine and we hope you enjoy it.

We’ve teamed up with Storytime magazine to offer Playpennies readers the opportunity to try an issue of this new magazine for free, if you register to receive 3 issues at a discounted rate of £8.99. If you don’t like it, you can cancel at any point in the first 30 days, and not pay anything. But hurry – this offer is limited to the first 100 people to sign up!

Every issue of Storytime is packed with beautifully illustrated stories, including fairy tales, myths and legends, folk tales, fables, poems and rhymes, and stories from around the world. Plus in every magazine, there’s an extract from a much-loved children’s book, story-inspired puzzles and activities, and top tips from a storytelling expert. There is also a no adverts guarantee.

Plus with a Storytime subscription there is a free gift of a magazine tidy file, you get free delivery direct to your door, and you can guarantee you won’t miss an issue; so you can build a collection of classic tales to keep & treasure.

You can try Storytime today for free, and create some new memories of loved and classic stories for your own children.

We Need You! Playpennies Is Looking For An Administrator

by Karen McGinn in Misc on 15 September, 2014 at 12:41 pm

We Need You! Playpennies Is Looking For An Administrator

The Playpennies team is growing again! We're looking to hire a freelance administrator to maintain our voucher section, respond to emails and help with general admin tasks.

Due to the freelance nature of the role, you'll enjoy the flexibility of working from home and you will be able to manage your hours to suit your home life.

 What you need to know:

16-24 hours per week

Work from home

Flexible work hours

The role :

Updating and managing Playpennies' Voucher section

Ensuring new content is uploaded quickly (you will need to check in for an hour or two on weekends to check for updates)

Dealing with marketing emails and queries

Assisting Site Editor with any general admin tasks, audits,

About you:

You're conscientious and hardworking with great initiative and attention to detail.

You enjoy learning new skills and being a part of a team, ideally you've experience in an office environment and knowledge of the workings of blogs and social media.

It'd be great if you're already part of the Playpennies community so you have a basic understanding of what we do.

How to Apply:

Send you CV and cover letter detailing any relevant information and your availability to social@playpennies.com and make sure we receive it by Monday 22nd of September.

What do you think? If you'd love to come onboard, we'd love to hear from you!

Play Tent With 30 Playballs £14.99 @ Toys R Us

by Nada in Deals on 15 September, 2014 at 12:26 pm

Play Tent With 30 Playballs £14.99 @ Toys R Us

Nope, I haven't lost the plot. The weather is hideous here and when it's like that, you can't just take the wee ones down to the park. They get bored and this might just save your sanity on those rotten days. Get it with a fiver off at Toys R Us, it's only £14.99 now.

There's lot of fun to be had with this Stats Play Tent. It's not noisy or messy, so you won't have a meltdown on those days when you are stuck in with the kids. These are easy up and easy to put away. Not to mention they come with 30 playballs, that will make this tent even more attractive to your tots.

Sling it up in the living room, give yourself time to sit on the sidelines with your cuppa. I haven't got this exact one, but one very similar. I stick it up when it's piddling it down outside, for the kids and for me. They get bored, I get ratty at them moaning and following me everywhere with their little sad faces. It does the job, they have lots of fun, and I get to watch or give a quick dust around the house.

You can collect the Stats Play Tent with Playballs for free from your local Toys R Us store or pay £4.95 to have it delivered, that's if you can brave the rain.

Child Support Agency (CSA) Arrangements Are Ending

by Karen McGinn in Misc on 15 September, 2014 at 12:12 pm

Child Support Agency (CSA) Arrangements Are Ending

Are you aware that all child maintenance arrangements made previously by the Child Support Agency (CSA) will be ending between now and 2017?

No, well read on…

If the CSA handles your maintenance, you’ll get a letter telling you when your maintenance agreement will end and how and when to make new child maintenance arrangements.

The letter will be sent between now and 2017 and you should expect 6 months notice. Any arrears will also have to be paid even after any agreement ends.

So what next?

Well according to GOV.UK you can either make new arrangements yourself or you’ll have to use the new Child Maintenance Service. Notably, to even apply for this new service there’s a £20 application fee. The only way you won’t have to pay this is, is if you’re under 19 years of age, living in Northern Ireland or a victim of domestic violence.

What do you think about this? Will financial issues be sorted between separated  parents or is that more fantasy then reality on the part of the government? Do you think the £20 fee to apply will put single parents off?

We'd love to hear your views!

Chad Valley Mini Electronic Kitchen £4.99 @ Argos

by Nada in Deals on 15 September, 2014 at 11:58 am

Chad Valley Mini Electronic Kitchen £4.99 @ Argos

Does you little one want a play kitchen and you don't have the space for one? Well, look what us lovely Playpennies folk have found you. The Chad Valley MINI Electronic kitchen and it's half price at a teeny tiny £4.99 from Argos. Bet your glad you don't have the space now, big ones cost big bucks.

Were you one of the lucky ones that managed to bag a playhouse bargain at the end of the summer? If so then this Chad Valley Mini kitchen would be a great addition to one, not to mention affordable. Even without the playhouse, this will nestle nicely in a small bedroom and provide plenty of role play fun.

The Chad Valley Mini Electronic kitchen is suitable for children aged three years and above. It comes with fourteen accessories like crockery, cutlery and a frying pan. Plus it makes bubbling and sizzling cooking sounds to make your childs cooking experience seem more believable. The oven door can open and there's a sink too.

For just £4.99 the Chad Valley Mini Electronic kitchen is an ideal Christmas purchase and a great value toy. Collect yours free from you local Argos store or pay £2.95 to have it delivered to your front door. There's plenty of stock across the United Kingdom so go take a look.

Aurora Room on the Broom Witch Plush £6.39 @ Kiddicare

by Nada in Deals on 15 September, 2014 at 11:33 am

Aurora Room on the Broom Witch Plush £6.39 @ Kiddicare

Julia Donaldson is one of my children's favourite authors. We love Stick Man the most, but Room on the Broom is a very close second. If you are a fan too, then head over to Kiddicare where you will find the Aurora Room on the Broom Witch plush for only £6.39. This costs £19.99 from Argos for the very same one, so this is one heck of a deal.

I don't care for plush toys much, but every now and then one will catch my eyes. My middle child Ben can hardly get in his bed for his mammoth collection of stuffed friends. Most of them on the market are naff, however, this Aurora Room on the Broom one is not. It's lovely and detailed, and a must for any Julia Donaldson lover.

If you are lucky enough to own the Room on the Broom book then why not grab one of these as an accompaniment to the witchy story.

Unfortunately, there's no free collection from store, so delivery is a must, This costs £2.99, but even when factoring that in it's still beats Argos by a witches' broom. Why not see what other cheap goodies you can buy over here? There's still plenty of bargains to be had from Kiddicare and it would make that delivery charge a litlle more justified.

3 For 2 On Kids' Basics Plus Free Delivery (Minimum Spend £6) @ H&M

by Nada in Deals on 15 September, 2014 at 10:39 am

3 For 2 On Kids' Basics Plus Free Delivery (Minimum Spend £6) @ H&M

If you have children then you will understand the cost involved with replenishing clothes. Whether it's due to wear and tear or change of season, it hurts our purses. I have found the perfect solution. Head on over to H&M where you will find an array of boys and girls wear all included in their 3 for 2 offer. Your order must amount to £6 or over to be processed. Until the 28th of this month enter discount code 2277 and get FREE DELIVERY. Thanks H&M.

We have all done it, looked in our children's wardrobes and realised that it's all t-shirts and shorts even though it's freezing outside. Get clicking over to H&M where you can buy some very affordable winter essentials for peanuts.

Here's an example of what you can get for boys, a 2pk of long sleeved tops* for £5.99, a marled sweatshirt* for £5.99 and get this hooded sweatshirt* for free! All that for £11.98, use the discount code at the checkout and you will also get FREE DELIVERY.

For the girls, this 2pk of long sleeve tops* are just gorgeous at £5.99, add one of this 2pk of polo necks*, and get these sweatpants* for free! Amazing! Check out these other great items in the H&M 3 for 2, long sleeved dress*, patterned top*, and this leggings*.

Honestly, there's so much choice and sizes span from baby right up to 14 years+. Here's a couple of items that are on the H&M site but aren't in the 3 for 2,  these jersey sets* are a favourite of mine at only £5.99 as is this boys long sleeved top* now only £2.99.

Shift that butt over to our vouchers section, where you will find discount codes like 2277 and so much more.

Lego Duplo Jake & The Never Land Pirates Hideout £11.98 Delivered @ Amazon

by Nada in Deals on 15 September, 2014 at 9:46 am

Lego Duplo Jake & The Never Land Pirates Hideout £11.98 Delivered @ Amazon

You have got to love Amazon when they throw out little treats like this. The Lego Duplo Jake and the Never Land Pirates Hideout play set. It's only £11.98 including Amazon's FREE Super Saver delivery. It is currently selling at Asda for £15.03, Debenhams for £20 and Hobbycraft for £20. Sets like this always go down a treat with little ones and at this price adults too.

The Disney Channel seems to have some hypnotic powers. I bet if your little tot has clapped eyes on Jake and the Never Land Pirates that they are obsessed with it. If that is the case, then become a legend a buy them this cute Lego Duplo set.

So what are you getting for your £11.98? Two Lego Duplo figures (Izzy & Cubby), a mixture of Duplo bricks including cool transparent ones, a rotating lookout tower, palm tree, slide, flagpole and flag. Plenty to keep your little one occupied for a good wee while.

You will always hear me raving about Lego Duplo, Mega Bloks etc, that's because kids love them but you can add to them. They're not going to play with it once and then get bored.  Get on over and have a gander, see what you think.

Thanks to kennykipling @ HUKD

Newborn Crochet Fancy Dress From £3.88 @ Amazon

by Luschka van Onselen in Deals on 14 September, 2014 at 9:11 pm

Newborn Crochet Fancy Dress From £3.88 @ AmazonAmazon seller AccessoryStation is selling a range of baby crochet fancy dress, perfect for newborn photography or, dare I say it Halloween fancy dress with prices from £3.88 with free delivery.

Not all the team are in agreement over this one, but I think it's pretty cute. I can just see the newborn photos already. What's not to love. It's Anne Geddes, at home. Kind of.

There's a lady bird outfit for £3.88, or a Hungry Caterpillar for £5.29. If you prefer animals to insects, there's a giraffe for £5.59, a bear for £4.48 and a fox for £5.55.

The little mermaid is £7.01, and the Minnie Mouse outfit is £5.99 but whichever you prefer, delivery is free.

I also like that the seller has good feedback, so you can buy with relative confidence.

Do feel free to send us any pics that may result from purchases here - I'd love to prove my point ;)

Annas Book Of Secrets £3.52 Delivered @ The Book Depository

by Luschka van Onselen in Deals on 14 September, 2014 at 8:26 pm

Annas Book Of Secrets £3.52 Delivered @ The Book Depository

The Works are selling Anna's Book of Secrets for £3.99 and if you use the code FREEDEL you'll get it delivered for free.

This is a really sweet idea. It's from Disney Frozen, if the name Anna doesn't automatically take you there, and features the younger of the sisters.

Apparently this book includes the story and gives the reader space to write their own wishes and dreams, and they can keep photos safe in this special book of secrets.

Follow Anna on her epic journey through the Winter wonderland of Frozen, then fill in your best memories and your favourite things and use your key to lock them away!

For £3.99 you can't really go wrong, and I figure it would make a lovely gift or fab stocking filler in a few months' time.

Resident Frozen expert, Karen, says this is a lovely book, thick, padded and well made. High praise indeed.

Thanks to proudmammy at HUKD

10 Everyday Tasks That Drive Us Bonkers

by Lucy Sweet in Features on 14 September, 2014 at 7:50 pm

10 Everyday Tasks That Drive Us Bonkers

Recent research from Bird’s Eye has claimed that mothers do 42 tedious, grinding, drudge-ridden tasks a day. Is it any wonder we’re feeling a bit run down? Could that be the reason we can hardly concentrate on whether Chetna’s Kugleflop has the right kind of sponge layers to hold the crème patissiere on Bake Off? Or why we can’t finish a book, or a sentence or a…Sorry, lost my thread there.

Anyway, here’s a breakdown of the top 10 tasks that Mums always seem to end up doing, according to the survey. They might not seem like a big deal on the surface, but dig a bit deeper and you’ll see why they might be making us go a bit loopy…

Click here to read more...

Celebaby: Kimberley Walsh Gives Birth To A Baby Boy!

by Heidi Scrimgeour in Celebaby on 14 September, 2014 at 3:00 pm

Celebaby: Kimberley Walsh Gives Birth To A Baby Boy!

Kimberley Walsh has welcomed her baby boy into the world. Like all celebs seem to do these days, she announced her tot's arrival took to Twitter to announce the tot's arrival, tweeting:

"Our beautiful baby boy Bobby arrived yesterday afternoon 04/09/14 he's perfect"

Hello magazine reports:

"Kimberley Walsh and her partner of ten years Justin Scott are overjoyed after the birth of their baby boy, named Bobby."

"Her bandmates wasted no time in sending their congratulations." 

"Cheryl Fernandez-Versini replied to Kimberley's tweet with: "He really is, he's perfect!" while her tweet included lots of smiley face emojis. "

Kimberley hasn't yet shared a pic of her bundle of joy - we await the magazine interview and glam photo shoot which must be imminent - but what she did share was a mega cute pic of some home-baking that her mother seems to have supplied to help keep the new mum's energy up, complete with baby Bobby's name spelled out on top.

Aww. Seems like someone's very proud granny.

Did you have doting relatives foisting food on you after you gave birth? I reckon cooking a home-made meal is just about the loveliest thing you can do for new parents, and I have very gooey memories of being well fed and feeling seriously loved after the birth of each of my kids. How about you?

Lego Duplo Creative Ice Cream Set £9.77 @ Tesco Direct/Asda

by Nada in Deals on 14 September, 2014 at 11:13 am

Lego Duplo Creative Ice Cream Set £9.77 @ Tesco Direct/Asda

We always find plenty of Mega Bloks sets reduced, but here's a Lego Duplo Creative Ice Cream set for only £9.77 at Tesco and Asda Direct. Debenhams, Boots and Toys R Us sell it for £13+, so this is a good price. If you have a little one and your starting to think about Christmas then perhaps, it's worth having a looky at this.

Lego Duplo is suitable for small children aged one and a half to five. It can be found in most nurseries, playgroups and even in the early primary school years. It's chunky and is great for little hands with limited dexterity. Construction toy sets like this one are just fab for firing up imagination from a young age.

With this particular Lego Duplo Creative Ice Cream Set, your small fry can make their very own ice cream from the chunky building blocks. Not only will they be using their heads to build and make but this toy has a role play element to it too.  It comes with three ice cream cones, six coloured tops and bricks.

This Lego Duplo Creative Ice Cream set can be collected for free from both Asda or Tesco. To have it delivered costs £2.95 at Asda or £3 from Tesco.