Free Buildable Brick Box when you spend £40 on Lego + £5 Off (With Code) @ Toys R Us

by Nada in Deals on 2 October, 2014 at 1:26 pm

Free Buildable Brick Box when you spend £40 on Lego + £5 Off (With Code) @ Toys R Us

Thinking of buying some Lego? If you are then it's worth considering the deal that Toys R Us are running at the moment. Simply spend £40 on Lego, and get a FREE Buildable Brick Box. Let's face it Lego isn't cheap, so reaching at £40 won't be hard. As an added bonus, simply enter the coupon code 9908082469993 and it will take £5 off. Not bad at all!

We have all went through a Lego stage, boy or girl, it doesn't matter. Lego appeals to the masses, it just gets more and more popular as time goes on. It is THE construction toy. It has the ability to amuse children and adults alike, for hours, and the power to bring a man to his knees (when you stand on it bare-footed).

The Lego range at Toys R Us starts from just £1.49 instore and £1.99 online. I like the Lego Mixels range at £2.99, especially the scorpion* and the dinosaur*. Sets like the My First Lego Princess set*, for £7.99, are a great way of introducing little ones to the construction toy world.

Don't forget to use the coupon code to get you £5 off. You can find it over at our vouchers section as long with others.

Thanks to snigface @ HUKD

Up To 50% Off Maternity Clothes + FREE Delivery (With Code) @ Dorothy Perkins

by Nada in Deals on 2 October, 2014 at 12:49 pm

Up To 50% Off Maternity Clothes + FREE Delivery (With Code) @ Dorothy Perkins

If you are on the lookout for some maternity wear, or know someone that is, then you have come to the right place. Dorothy Perkins have a sale on across their site, including matty clothing. Items start at just £6, so it's definitely worth a look. Use the voucher code OCTPOST to get FREE Standard Delivery.

Having spent most of my twenties in maternity wear, I am in a good position to tell you what items are a MUST for any bump bearing, mummy to be. Firstly, jeans are needed the most. We wear them casual and they can be tarted up for the evening. Check out these Mamalicious Maternity Nona Jeggings* for only £8.40.  Comfortable trousers, that are easy to pull up and down, are a Godsend. These Pansy Track Pant* ones are only £12.50.

For the up and coming party season, you will need a dress or two. Check out this Mamalicious Mississippi dress* now only £12, down from £32. This Mamalicious Val Lace* one is an absolute steal at £12, it was £40.

As for tops, anything will do. Some ladies like to be covered, and others like to have bump on show. This Mamalicious Elif* top is just fab for £6.

Don't forget to use voucher code OCTPOST to get your order delivered for FREE! Why not check out our vouchers section?

Week Of Wonders Flash Sale @ The Book People

by Nada in Deals on 2 October, 2014 at 12:17 pm

Week Of Wonders Flash Sale @ The Book People

Oh how we LOVE a flash sale. As part of the Week of Wonders, at The Book People, there's HUGE reductions on a variety of books. From Julia Donaldson to Jamie Oliver (Yum!), there's something for everyone.

The Book People have pulled out all of the stops, check out these children's books we found at great prices: The Julia Donaldson Story Collection*, now only £10, RRP £65.90. That's £1 per book! These Songbirds Phonics books* are written by The Gruffalo author too. You get 36 books for only £15! That is incredible.

This 50 Activities For Rainy Days* book, could come in handy over the Autumn/ Winter months. It's RRP is £5.99, get it today for only £2. Michael Morpurgo books are very "in" at the moment, Warhorse in particular is very popular. Get the Michael Morpurgo Collection* for only £20. In this set you get twenty books including Kensuke's Kingdom, War Horse, Private Peaceful and Shadow.

Dick King-Smith was a massive favourite of mine, when I was little. £7, and you can introduce your child to what you read as a child. Get the Dick King-Smith Collection* containing one of my favourites, The Finger-Eater.

Delivery is £2.95, unless you spend over £25, then it's FREE!

Celebaby: Mila Kunis And Ashton Kutcher Welcome Baby Daughter

by Heidi Scrimgeour in Celebaby on 2 October, 2014 at 11:41 am

Celebaby: Mila Kunis And Ashton Kutcher Welcome Baby Daughter

Mila Kunis is a mummy!

According to TMZ, Mila gave birth to a baby girl on Tuesday in Los Angeles, and fiancé Ashton Kutcher was by her side for the birth.

The proud new parents haven't said anything publicly about their baby news, although I reckon Ashton's Twitter feed is going to be a brilliant read as he gets to grip with fatherhood.

He did tweet a cryptic "Things that make you go hmmm" shortly after the time that Mila reportedly gave birth so perhaps the experience left him somewhat stuck for words.

My fave Mila / Ashton baby bit of news was what Mila said about how Ashton tried to prepare for her pregnancy cravings. The Daily Mail reports that Mila said, whilst being interviewed on The Ellen DeGeneres Show:

"'[Ashton] assumed that I was gonna have goofy cravings, so he stocked our secondary fridge with weird food, just, like, pickles and sauerkraut, or, like anchovies and ice creams, just in case at one point during this pregnancy I'd be like, "I really want something,"' she said."

Secondary fridge? Anyway, moving on, that's a pretty thoughtful dad-to-be. In fact I have this theory that such things are a pretty good indicator of how hands-on a father-to-be is likely to become. During my third pregnancy my husband stocked our freezer with a variety of different flavoured frozen yoghurt after I had a brief craving for it. Suffice it to say we were still eating that yoghurt when our baby was almost a year old, but I very much appreciated the sentiment.

I'd definitely rather have a partner who tried to pre-empt the pregnancy cravings than one who claimed to be suffering from them - or even morning sickness, as Metro recently reported - himself!

How about you? Did your other half support your weird pregnancy food cravings or - God forbid - did you  have to support his?!

FREEBIE! Advanced Bike Workshop @ Halfords

by Nada in Freebies on 2 October, 2014 at 11:06 am

FREEBIE! Advanced Bike Workshop @ Halfords


Does your child have an interest in bikes and cycling? If so, then they might like the Halfords Bike Club. It's aimed at children aged 7 - 11 years old, and they are running a FREE Advanced Bike workshop. They are being held in Halfords stores across the UK, over half term. Usually, the workshops last no longer than an hour and a half.

Here's some details from Halfords:

This October half term we're holding a free advanced bike workshop aimed at children who have previously attended the Halfords basic bike maintenance workshop, or who have basic bike maintenance knowledge already. This advanced workshop covers removing the wheel, checking and replacing brake pads, adjusting gears, cleaning the bike and being safe and seen during the winter period.

Even if this specific workshop isn't suitable for your young bike enthusiast, bokmark the link and keep an eye out for any in the future. I would imagine these spaces getting filled up quickly, so get booking ASAP.  My boys would love this, so I better get my skates on and see if there's room at my local Halfords, for them.

Thanks to michelledg @HUKD


Tomy John Deere Playset & Carry Case £15 Delivered @ Amazon

by Nada in Deals on 2 October, 2014 at 10:22 am

Tomy John Deere Playset & Carry Case £15 Delivered @ Amazon

This very same John Deere playset and carry case is £22.99 direct from Tomy. Get it for only £15 at Amazon. That's a great price! What's even better is that, because it's over £10, you get FREE Super Saver delivery. This would be an absolutely tremendous Christmas present for any little tractor enthusiast.

For only £15, this John Deere playset contains eighteen pieces in total. Little cows, tractors and other farming machinery. To keep it altogether, neat and tidy, you get a giant John Deere tractor carry case with handle.

Amazon states that this is suitable for age 18 months upwards but I don't agree with that, so I had a look on the Tomy website, they manufacture this toy, and they say three to five years old. This has got small bits in it, like the wheels on the vehicles, so please bear that in mind.

Imagine all the farming fun this playset could provide. I like John Deere branding on it, as I think it makes it look much more authentic.

Get your John Deere playset and carry case delivered for FREE from Amazon. Why not see what other bargains they have on the go?

Flipeez Winter Hats (4 Designs) £8.99 @ Argos

by Nada in Deals on 2 October, 2014 at 9:59 am

Flipeez Winter Hats (4 Designs) £8.99 @ Argos

You have all heard of Stompeez before, well the creators of those hilariously fun slippers have came up with another great invention. Flipeez hats! Argos have reduced Flipeez hats from £14.99 each down to £8.99.

If you have ever struggled to get your child to wear a hat in those colder months, then these Flipeez hats may just be the solution. Each Flipeez hat has two pom poms that dangle down the sides. Simply, give them a squeeze and watch what happens. The ears, arms or tail comes into action. They are only available in one size, so I cannot tell you who they will fit. Argos do state that they aren't suitable for under threes.

Not only do these Flipeez hats have the ability to entertain, but they are very brightly coloured so will appeal to even the fussiest little monkey. They come in four designs, a green monster, monkey, pink kitty and puppy. The monkey one is my favourite, with it's little cheeky face and it's arms spring to life.

Reserve and collect your Flipeez character hats from your local Argos for FREE, or pay £3.95 if you need it delivered to your front door.

50% Off Childrenswear Starting From £3 @ Monsoon

by Nada in Deals on 2 October, 2014 at 9:29 am

50% Off Childrenswear Starting From £3 @ Monsoon

There's no UP TO in this Monsoon sale. EVERYTHING is 50% off. That's the way to do it. Childrenswear items start at just £3. Monsoon childrens' clothing is really good quality, and I really rate it. Do I ever buy it full price? Oh heck no! I wait for these tremendous sale events that they offer.

We found these gorgeous items in the baby girl section: This Flamingo baby girls' top* was £12, now only £3. It's selling quick,so if you want it, don't hand about. These very pink Baby Mariella trousers* are a great buy too at just £3.50, reduced from £12.

For baby boys, there's a poor selection. Monsoon definitely cater for little girls more so than boys. I do really like this Shark Flipbook T-shirt* at £9. It had been £18.50! Yikes!

The girls' section is brimming with goodies. This Rara Check Skirt* would be gorgeous with thick woollen tights and chunky winter boots. It's now only £12, reduced from £25. This Sabila Sequin top* is begging to be worn for a Christmas party. It's down from £40 down to £20.

For the boys', this is the only thing I like, the Snake T-shirt* at £10.50. To say I am a little disappointed in the amount of boys' clothing in this Monsoon sale is a gross understatement.

Monsoon FREE delivery to their stores, or pay £3.95 to have it delivered to your door.

New! Wooden Toy Range @ ASDA From £15

by Luschka van Onselen in Deals on 2 October, 2014 at 9:00 am

New! Wooden Toy Range @ ASDA From £15I will confess that I don't get excited about a lot of bargains. I think I'm a little desensitised now, but I will tell you that I'm really excited about this new range of wooden toys from Asda.

Starting at £15 for the dolls house accessories*, the bright and bold colours of this set are gorgeous, and if I'm not mistaken, it looks like a 20-piece set, meaning you can furnish a whole dolls house for £15.

For £25, you can pick up the Wooden Dolls Pramor the Pirate Ship Setboth of which look gorgeous, and like it can rival more expensive brands, where similar prams can be found for around £80 and even the 'cheaper' Tidlo ships are upwards of £30.

There's also the £30 Wooden Work Benchor Wooden Princess Castleboth of which look like they can rival any of the other brands - I'm in love with that castle.

Finally, Asda's offerings at £35 are the Wooden Dolls House* (currently out of stock) which is beautiful and over half a meter tall! It's stunning for the price. Finally, there's also a Fire Stationfor the same price and I have to tell you, compared to the Plum one for £119, there's just no competition.

It pretty much looks like ASDA looked at what the most popular wooden toys on the market are, prettied them up, and dropped the prices a lot. 

These are all new, so we don't know the quality yet, but if they're half as good as they look, they're going to be hot, hot, hot in the run up to Christmas.

Toot-Toot Animals Safari Park £25.43 @ Amazon

by Luschka van Onselen in Deals on 1 October, 2014 at 9:52 pm

Toot-Toot Animals Safari Park £25.43 @ AmazonAmazon have dropped the price of the Toot Toot Animals Safari Park from £39.99 to £25.43. I can't see it anywhere else for under £32.99, which is what it is at Argos (although if you're able to take advantage of their 342 offer, that may obviously be worth it!). If you are shopping for more than one thing, remember that you can take £15 off a £60 spend* too.

This interactive zoo play set features 7 smartpoint locations which respond to the animals with fun phrases, animal and nature sound effects and melodies.

The set includes 2 fun modes of play and 3 animal press buttons which introduce animal names, their sounds and sing-along songs.

It also features a lift-up launcher for launching the animals down the tracks and a turning mouse gate to give different routes for the animals.  There is also a press and spin alligator pool and a resting meadow with a turning tree and a sliding koala as well as the Toot Toot Animals electronic rhino, so absolutely plenty to keep little ones busy.

Freebie! Top Secret Members Star Cadets Gift Pack

by Luschka van Onselen in Freebies on 1 October, 2014 at 8:39 pm

Freebie! Top Secret Members Star Cadets Gift PackThe Star Cadets website is giving away a free gift pack for signing up your members.

Okay, so I have no idea what Star Cadets are, but you can play games online, and the whole 'console' makes cool sounds and noises. My kids are mesmerised.

Sign up and you get a free pack including crayons, a card game, 2 keyrings, an activity booklet with puzzles and a certificate.

You may get advertising from Star Slush, I guess, but with any luck you'll also get discount vouchers for the product, so that's a bonus.

I'm ashamed to say this, but even the low tech game is stupidly addictive!

The Elf On The Shelf Girl Light Doll £20.72 @ The Book Depository (EXPIRED)

by Luschka van Onselen in Deals on 1 October, 2014 at 8:14 pm

The Elf On The Shelf Girl Light Doll £20.72 @ The Book Depository (EXPIRED)The Book Depository is selling a girl version of The Elf On The Shelf with a book too, for £20.72 delivered. It's currently £26.99 at The Book People, and almost £30 at Baby Republic, so it's a great price.

If you're an Elf on the Shelf lover, you may particularly love this girl version.

The Elf on the Shelf: A Christmas Tradition™ is an activity the entire family will enjoy. Based on the tradition Carol Aebersold began with her family in the 1970s, this cleverly rhymed children's book explains that Santa knows who is naughty and/or nice because he sends a scout elf to every home. During the holiday season, the elf watches children by day and reports to Santa each night. When children awake, the elf has returned from the North Pole and can be found hiding in a different location. This activity allows The Elf on the Shelf to become a delightful hide-and-seek game.

Personally I hate the idea of a spy in the house, reporting back to Santa about my children - hello dodgy! - but I do love the absolute effort some parents go to. Just browse Pinterest for seriously amusing Elf on the Shelf ideas!

Thanks to sheenangel at HUKD

The Unbearable Forgetfulness of Parenthood

by Lucy Sweet in Features on 1 October, 2014 at 6:58 pm

The Unbearable Forgetfulness of Parenthood

Today I forgot my purse and had to walk home from town to get it –a sweaty 40 minute frantic dash – only to find it on the kitchen table. This is totally normal behaviour. (It happened last week, in fact.)

People talk about ‘Baby Brain’, but 7 years into motherhood my addled mind could still put a sieve full of Swiss cheese to shame. It’s a wonder I remember to put my knickers on in the morning. *feels cold breeze through gusset*

Am I going senile? Well maybe, but I blame motherhood. I think that the problem is that mothers have so much to remember that the things we should naturally remember – like whether we’ve fed our kids or picked them up from nursery- go by the wayside.

Just think of all the mental targets you have to hit every day. You remembered to buy nappies. You remembered to get glue and glitter for that school project. You remembered to buy the Skylanders Frubes, not the girly Frozen Frubes. You remembered that the kid who is coming round for that playdate likes Quorn bolognaise. You also remembered to put a £1 in your child’s wallet for the Fairtrade/Children in Africa raffle. And you booked haircuts, and dentist appointments and paid your own bills and remembered to clean your teeth. (You DID remember to clean your teeth, didn’t you, stinky?)

But in this tightly woven mesh of daily life, there are inevitably some things that slip through the net. And they turn out to be pretty important things, too - like your PIN number.

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Fab Maternity Wear Sale @ Mamas & Papas

by Heidi Scrimgeour in Deals on 1 October, 2014 at 3:00 pm

Fab Maternity Wear Sale @ Mamas & Papas

Great news if you're expecting a baby and could do with some new maternity clothes - there are heaps of bargains to be found in the maternity wear section of the Mamas & Papas mid-season sale with up to 70% off normal prices.

Click here to browse the maternity wear sale at Mamas & Papas*

Here are just a few of my fave finds:

This floral print woven dress is my fave, though. It's in stock in sizes 10,12 and 14 and is down in price from £44 to £22. Perfect for an early Autumn wedding, or throw on a soft cardi and pair of maternity leggings for a cosy casual look as the seasons change.

All in all I reckon you could restock your maternity wardrobe on the tightest of budgets in this sale.

Delivery will cost you £4.95 but there's free standard delivery on all orders over £50, or you can use the Click & Collect To Store option which is also free.

With thanks to edandhen @HUKD.

LeapFrog LeapPad Games & Accessories 1/3 Off & 3 For 2 @ Argos

by Nada in Deals on 1 October, 2014 at 2:12 pm

LeapFrog LeapPad Games & Accessories 1/3 Off & 3 For 2 @ Argos

If your little one has a Leapfrog device, then Argos is the place to go just now. They have selected Games and accessories with a third off and on 3 for 2.

There's Jake and the Neverland Pirates* and Sofia the First* games for only £6.66. these are included in the 3 for 2 offer. Both games are for the Leappad Explorer. If you add this Leappad Explorer Doc McStuffins eBook*, costing £10.66, you will get all three for just £17.32! There pre reduction value is £32.97, so you are saving £15.65!

If it's not games or eBooks, then check out this Disney Sofia Handbag case*, was £19.99, now £13.19 only.  Leapfrog Leappad skin are now only £2.83, and are NOT in the 3 for 2, but are available in pink* or green*.

The Leapfrog Leappad 2 has a massive reduction in price, from £89.99 to £39.99. This is included in the 3 for 2, so if you are on the look out for one, team it up with other items to get the best deal.

You can reserve and collect your Leappad items for FREE from Argos or pay £3.95 to have them delivered.

Thanks to Lana, over on our Facebook page.

Minnie Mouse Nightdress & Ears £4.99 @ Argos

by Nada in Deals on 1 October, 2014 at 1:12 pm

Minnie Mouse Nightdress & Ears £4.99 @ Argos

The Minnie Mouse nightdress and ears are SO cute! I have no-one to buy one for, all boys in my family. Look at it! It's an absolute bargain as well, at £4.99. Argos were selling it £9.99, then £7.49 before reducing it further. I reckon it's worth the £9.99, because you get the nightdress and the Minnie Mouse ears hairband.

The Minnie Mouse nightdress is available in sizes 2-3, 4-5, 6-7 and 8-9 years old. I checked thoroughly, that there's plenty of stock in Argos' across the UK.

Both the nightdress and the hairband are made from 100% polyester, meaning they are fine to machine wash at forty degrees. At first glance, I thought the nightie was plain red, but on closer inspection, it's actually a polka dot pattern. The sleeves are frilly and the skirt is too.

Reserve and collect the Minnie Mouse Nightdress & Ears from your local Argos for FREE, or pay £3.95 for delivery.

Peppa Pig Muddy Puddle Jumbo Jet £15.39 Delivered @ Amazon

by Nada in Deals on 1 October, 2014 at 12:35 pm

Peppa Pig Muddy Puddle Jumbo Jet £15.39 Delivered @ Amazon

Peppa Pig just has to be THE most notorious pig in Britain. She has been on the go for ten years. Can you believe it? Here's to Peppa entertaining out kids for a whole decade! Amazon are selling the Peppa Pig Muddy Puddle Jumbo Jet for just £15.39, including FREE Super Saver delivery. This very same toy is £19.97 at Asda and £19.99 elsewhere. Tick another present of the list with this bargain.

Click here for the Peppa Pig Muddy Puddle Jumbo Jet from Amazon*

The Peppa Pig Muddy Puddle Jumbo Jet is suitable for Peppa fans, aged three years and over. You get the big, chunky jumbo jet, two suitcases and the lovely, little Peppa Pig figure. The Jet have free-wheeling wheels, the passenger door and luggage compartment can open, for the suitcases and Peppa to board.

My older boys went through the Peppa Pig stage, and I would bet money on it that little, baby Daniel will too. I guess in two years time, I will be back to buying all of the Peppa sets again. They are great quality and kids just love them. This one is certainly worth £15.39. Think about Christmas, do you know someone that would love this?

TODAY ONLY: Free Gift On Every Order Over £15 @ The Book People

by Nada in Deals on 1 October, 2014 at 12:04 pm

TODAY ONLY: Free Gift On Every Order Over £15 @ The Book People

If you are in need of purchasing some reading material, whether it's for you or to give as a gift, you need to have a nosey over at The Book People. For TODAY ONLY, you get to choose a FREE gift when you order goods up over £15. The FREE gift isn't some rubbish tat either. You get the choice, and the selection is great. PS, don't pick the Gino D'Acampo book because, he is all mine!

You can only get one FREE gift today, so pick wisely, or bully your neighbour into placing an order. Let me tell you what you can choose from Fanastico! By Gino D'Acampo (RRP £14.99), LEGO Spooky! Ultimate Sticker Collection (RRP £7.99), Twisted By Lynda La Plante (RRP £18.99), RHS 2015 Diary (RRP £13.99) and Christmas Gift Wrap Set (RRP £9.99).

They are also running other offers at them moment, and there's nothing to suggest you can't buy any of the reduced stock or even there make use of one of their fab deals. Like this Little Miss Book set* for only £25, delivered.

Delivery is £2.95 , unless you spend over £25 or a special set, then it's FREE.

Tommee Tippee Closer To Nature Manual Breast Pump £14.99 (Was £29.99) @ Amazon

by Heidi Scrimgeour in Deals on 1 October, 2014 at 12:00 pm

Tommee Tippee Closer To Nature Manual Breast Pump £14.99 (Was £29.99) @ Amazon

If you're expecting a baby sometime soon or indeed have a recent new addition to the family and are in need of a breast pump, then move quicketty-quick over to Amazon, where the Tommee Tippee Closer To Nature Manual Breast Pump is on special offer, reduced from £29.99 to £14.99.

This manual breast pump comes complete with a 150ml Tommee Tippee Easi-vent bottle, one milk storage pot, six disposable breast pads and one microwave steriliser box.

Breast pumps are such a personal item that it's really difficult to determine what makes one better than any other, but I've tried this one and found it very good. I particularly like that you can express straight into the storage pot without having to faff about pouring what you've expressed into some other sterile container, and I love that it comes with a bottle, breast pads and the steriliser. All in all I think this is a great little bargain, and definitely worth a punt if you're thinking of trying expressing.

Delivery will be free, too, as is always the case when you spend more than £10 at Amazon.

Doc McStuffins Big Book Of Boo Boos £4.61 @ Amazon

by Nada in Deals on 1 October, 2014 at 11:14 am

Doc McStuffins Big Book Of Boo Boos £4.61 @ Amazon

This Doc McStuffins Big Book of Boo Boos retails for £6 at Disney Store, £7 at House of Fraser and £5.99 at Argos. Safe to say Amazon wins on this, as it's only £4.61. If you have a little Doc McStuffins fanatic to buy for at Christmas then it's doubtful you would go wrong with this toy.

What is the Doc McStuffins Big Book of Boo Boos? Quite simply, a spiral hard cover notebook, with wipe clean pages, notebook paper, two dry erase crayons and a shiny sticker sheet. Sounds like great fun for those miserable wintry days. This is fine for any Doc M fans of three years or over.

Use the stickers included to customise the book of boo boos. It doesn't matter how much scribbling goes on, as it can be wiped away to be scribbled on again.

This Doc McStuffins Big Book of Boo Boos is below Amazon's £10 threshold for FREE Super Saver delivery, so add this to anything else you are needing. How about this Doc McStuffins backpack*, just £5.75?