Coming Soon: "Let's Cookalong" with Tesco

by Lisa Hayes in Freebies on 4 July, 2015 at 5:38 pm

Coming Soon: "Let's Cookalong" with Tesco

The Tesco Eat Happy Project are already doing lots to help children become more involved in the kitchen, more connected with the food they eat, and mainly helping families to have fun with food. They have free cookery courses running around the country this summer that we wrote about a few weeks ago, and we know that many of you are booked on those with your children.

The Tesco Eat Happy Project is about to start another new venture that is a brilliant idea to keep children entertained over the school holidays - "Let's Cookalong" videos that you can access online, and cook a tasty meal or snack with your kids in the kitchen.

Let’s Cookalong will run throughout the summer holidays, and is completely free to use. We’ll be posting new videos every week which you can cook along to at a time that suits you, and from the comfort of your own kitchen. Each video is easy to follow and there are plenty of opportunities to press pause if you need to catch up, so you can go at your own pace. There’s a mix of meals, snacks and drinks to choose from, so whether you’ve got an hour or two or just a few minutes, you’ll easily find something tasty for you and your children to make.

To make it even more fun, we’ll have certificates, games and loads of activities to accompany the videos – that you’ll be able to download for free on our website.

Sounds good doesn't it? And to make this fab freebie even more impressive we will be running a competition with prizes from Tesco to make your cookalong even better!

We will be letting you know more about the competition and the "Let's Cookalong" videos very soon, so in the meantime make sure you register here with the Eat Happy Project at Tesco to get email updates.

Looking forward to cooking with you!

Make a GIANT Jaffa Cake with Asda Recipes

by Lisa Hayes in Misc on 4 July, 2015 at 4:52 pm

Make a GIANT Jaffa Cake with Asda Recipes

I am loving this trend for supersized versions of smaller snacks, and this Giant Jaffa Cake has got to be one of the best. It doesn't sound too tricky to make, and it looks delicious, so if you want to have a go here's how:

Here's what you need to get...

  • 1 pack orange flavour jelly
  • 2 large eggs
  • 125g caster sugar
  • 115g plain flour
  • 65g orange marmalade
  • 85g dark chocolate (50% cocoa solids), chopped into bits
  • 125ml double cream

And here's what you do with them...

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 180C/160C Fan/Gas 4. Grease a 20cm sandwich tin. Line the base with baking paper. Dampen a 14cm round cake tin and line with cling film.
  2. Dissolve the jelly in 450ml boiling water. Cool, then pour into the cake tin to about 1cm deep. (You will have some left over.) Chill for at least 3 hours, until set.
  3. Quarter-fill a large pan with water and heat to a simmer. Put the eggs and sugar in a large bowl, then stand it over the pan – make sure the base doesn’t touch the water. Whisk with an electric hand-mixer until thick and mousse-like – when you lift the beaters out, they should leave a trail in the mixture.
  4. Take the bowl off the heat and whisk for another minute. Sift the flour into the bowl, then fold into the mixture – try not to knock out the air you’ve whisked in.
  5. Transfer to the cake tin. Bake for 30 minutes, or until the top springs back when pressed. Cool on a wire rack.
  6. Put the chocolate in a bowl. Heat the cream in a pan until hot but not quite boiling. Pour over the chocolate and stir until melted. Cool, then chill until spreadable but not solid.
  7. Spread the marmalade on the cake. Lift the jelly out on the cling film and fip it over to sit on top. Spread the chocolate over the jelly and halfway down the cake. Leave to set before serving.
I think that looks like it's going to be a firm favourite, and I am going to try that as soon as I get a chance. You can find this recipe along with loads of other amazing ideas on the Asda Recipe website. They also have a great section on Cooking With Kids if your children like to help in the kitchen, or you just prefer easier recipes like I do. ;)
Have fun!

Kids Go FREE To Top London Shows This Summer @ Ticketmaster

by Lisa Hayes in Freebies on 4 July, 2015 at 3:45 pm

Kids Go FREE To Top London Shows This Summer @ Ticketmaster

As part of the annual Kids Week offer children can go FREE to top London shows with a paying adult this August. There are more than 40 different shows to choose from for various age ranges, and these include the like of The Gruffalo, Charlie and The Chocolate Factory, The Lion King and loads more.

Tickets do go very quickly when this promotion is on, so you need to book your tickets as soon as possible, and the more flexible you can be with dates the better your chances are of being able to get tickets for your chosen show.

If I lived near enough to take up these free tickets I would be trying for Aliens Love Underpants, Horrible Histories or Stomp, but there are so many to choose from that it depends an awful lot on the ages of the children you are taking with you, as the shows vary from those suited for ages 3 and up to 15's and over.

You can find out much more information about Kids Week on their website here, or click on the main link above to book through Ticketmaster.

Bumbo Combo Pack was £40, now £20 @ Asda George

by Lisa Hayes in Deals on 4 July, 2015 at 3:01 pm

Bumbo Combo Pack was £40, now £20 @ Asda George

You need to be quick if you want this one! The Bumbo Combo Pack was selling for £40 at Asda George, which is about average price, and they have now reduced it to half price at £20!

There is only the one colour  at this price which they call 'green' but is more turquoise, and it includes the Bumbo seat, restraint belt, and the tray. It's very rare to see this priced so cheaply so if you were considering buying one of these then snap it up quickly as I think this is going to sell out at this price.

For those who aren't familiar with them the Bumbo Seat is designed as a first baby chair for use from when baby can support their own head, and provides back support to help keep them in a sitting position. Very handy for feeding and playing, but should never be used on a raised surface, and should always be used with the restraints. There's lots of information on the Bumbo Seat on the Ada George website, so if you haven't already looked into them have a read first to check it is appropriate for your child.

You can click and collect for free or home delivery will add an extra £2.95.

Thanks to mmmmmmmmmmmmmeeeeeeeeeeee @ HUKD

Disney Planes Children's Armchair: Half Price, now £29.99 @ Toys R Us

by Lisa Hayes in Deals on 4 July, 2015 at 2:17 pm

Disney Planes Children's Armchair: Half Price, now £29.99 @ Toys R Us

This Disney Planes Children's Armchair is a great price right now at Toys R Us, having been reduced from £59.99 to £29.99. As that's the limit for free delivery you don't have to pay any extra to get it delivered to your home either!

All the other Disney upholstered armchairs like this are still full price at just short of £60, so this is a fantastic price. It's sturdy, bright, well made and comfortable according to the reviews, which all happen to be five stars.

The recommended age range for this chair is three to five years, but it's going to depend entirely on the height of your child how long they can fit into it. I think this would look great in a child's room, and can just see my little one sat on it reading his books. It's a great price, and fairly unusual to see a price of furniture like this that isn't aimed firmly at girls.

(There is a £5 off voucher that will work if you take your purchase over £30 by adding something else, but if you go under £29.99 total spend there is a £4.95 delivery charge added on so this is only worth it if you can click or collect, or have something else over £5 that you wanted to by. You can find that Toys R Us £5 voucher code here).

Thanks to racha27 @ HUKD

Up To 50% Off Selected Dolls & Accessories @ Amazon

by Nada in Deals on 4 July, 2015 at 10:36 am

Up To 50% Off Selected Dolls & Accessories @ Amazon

There are some unbelievable bargains in the Up to 50% off deal at Amazon. It's on selected dolls and accessories and you will be pleased to hear that includes dolls houses too. If you have a little one that likes to play with dolly, then you really ought to take a look, as there are bargains that are so good you will be buying for Christmas.

What is there in the way of dolls houses? This Teamson Magic Garden Dolls House* is at a crazy low price. Now only £37.88 delivered and that includes furniture. I really wish I had someone to buy this for as it is such a bargain.

If it's baby dolls your little one likes then check these out: Bayer Blue and Green Dolls Pram* now £25.78 delivered, great price and reviews. Silver Cross So Pretty 2 in 1 Changing Table* now just £15. This is a great item for those that have lots of dollies and prams.

Delivery is FREE when you spend £20 or if you have Amazon Prime. Orders totalling £19.99 or less have a delivery charge of £3.30.

Up To 50% Off Sports/Outdoor Toys: Items From £1.76 @ Amazon

by Nada in Deals on 4 July, 2015 at 10:14 am

Up To 50% Off Sports/Outdoor Toys: Items From £1.76 @ Amazon

There aren't a massive amount of toys included in the Up to 50% Off Sports/Outdoor Toys at Amazon. However, there are some real good bargains to be had. Items start from only £1.76, so it's worth a look especially if your little one has a birthday party to go to soon or maybe you need to buy a gift for your own child.

Buying gifts can be tricky but when you see toys with money off it can mean you can buy a better toy for your budget. This Inspiration Works Fireman Sam Little Television* normally sells £22.99 and is that exact price at Argos just now. However, Amazon have it priced at just £11.75. That's a great deal and makes it affordable even for a party present.

This SmarTrike 4 in 1 Safari with Touch Steering* is now £40 delivered. If you have a little tot with a birthday coming up then this is ideal. They also have the SmarTrike 3 in 1 Zoo* for £50 delivered.

Delivery is FREE if you have Amazon Prime even on orders under £20. If you don't have AP then delivery will cost you £3.30 unless you spend over £20 then it's FREE.

Kinder Valley Tiny Ted Moses Basket £13.50 @ Asda George

by Nada in Deals on 4 July, 2015 at 9:14 am

Kinder Valley Tiny Ted Moses Basket £13.50 @ Asda George

Wow if you are looking for a great deal on a Moses Basket then look no further. Asda George have slashed the price of the Kinder Valley Tiny Ted Moses Basket from £27 to just £13.50. An absolute bargain, I don't think I have ever seen one this cheap before. I will be telling all of my pregnant buddies about this and so should you. Be quick though as this WILL sell out.

The Kinder Valley Tiny Ted Moses Basket will appeal to most as it is a neutral colour and will suit a baby boy or girl. It has 4.7 out of 5 stars on the Asda George site which suggests that this is an absolute steal priced at just £13.50.

It's suitable from newborn to 6 months but that is dependent on how quickly baby grows. Mine got four months out of their's but my smallest baby was 9 pounds.

This Moses Basket doesn't come with the stand but most don't even when they are priced at £50+. It does come with a water resistant mattress. There's a hood on this Moses Basket too that can be adjusted.

You can opt for Click and Collect which is FREE to save on any delivery fees.

Thanks to mobjw @ HUKD

Matalan Sale NOW ON!

by Nada in Deals on 4 July, 2015 at 8:53 am

Matalan Sale NOW ON!

I am quite taken aback with Matalan. They have launched a sale that is in store only and won't be online. Their Exclusively In Store Sale is offering up to 60% off which means you can pick up some real bargains. Matalan are dirt cheap as it is, so you can kit the whole family out when they have a sale on, for very little money.

We are not quite sure why Matalan has chosen to hold their sale in stores only, but that won't stop us from nipping down to our local one and scooping some deals. If you aren't sure where your nearest Matalan store is or need to find out it's opening times, then head over here*.

There's a sneak peek online of the bargains that are in store but they haven't included a lot. Your best bet is to go down and have a look. After all, you will find something to buy. I don't think I have ever set foot in a Matalan and came out empty handed. There Childrenswear section is particularly good and not to mention cheap.

15% Off Novelty Clothing For Baby (With Code) @ M&Co

by Nada in Deals on 4 July, 2015 at 8:26 am

15% Off Novelty Clothing For Baby (With Code) @ M&Co

I absolutely love dressing my little Daniel up in cute little outfits. On a recent trip to my local M&Co I managed to pick up heaps of goodies. They have certainly upped their game as far as Childrenswear is concerned. Their prices aren't too bad but are better with a promo code and lucky for us, we have one. Enter BOX15 at the checkout and you will receive 15% off. The Novelty Babywear is a bargain when you use this code.

Here's a list of the adorable "dress-up" outfits we found at M&Co:

Click and Collect from any M&Co store for FREE or pay £3.50 for home delivery.

Further Reductions In The Summer Sale @ Cath Kidston

by Lisa Hayes in Deals on 3 July, 2015 at 9:41 pm

Further Reductions In The Summer Sale @ Cath Kidston

Take away my purse. Seriously. Sometimes I think this job is too dangerous for me, as I am about to buy something for myself rather than the kids (shock horror). The Cath Kidston Summer Sale was already a good one, but now there have been further reductions, and I just don't think I am strong enough to resist a half price bag!

There's a ton of goodies that have now been reduced by 50%, and that includes bags, clothing, home accessories, gifts and baby. Sale prices start at a teeny tiny 75p, but as that's stationery I'll move on to the important stuff... The bags start at £7.50 for tote bags, £9 for book bags, and then 'proper' handbags and shoppers are priced from £16. And that is why I have to buy a new handbag.

Although I'm personally not a fan of the adult clothing, the children's wear is adorable, and at half price there are some beautiful items that are also really great value.

These new reductions made so many people try to get on the website earlier that it crashed, otherwise I would have been able to tell you about this before, but luckily it's working again, if a little slow.

Cath Kidston have also made their delivery charges more reasonable, with the free delivery threshold dropped to £40, and the standard charge for smaller orders dropped from £4.95 to £3.95 too. If you live near a store then the click and collect service is free (though I bet you pick up something else in store when you go to collect your order!).

Chad Valley Activity Pool Play Centre £22.49 @ Argos

by Nada in Deals on 3 July, 2015 at 9:19 pm

Chad Valley Activity Pool Play Centre £22.49 @ Argos

The weather has certainly been shining today and the kids are itching for the paddling pool to come out. Ours is tired now and we could really do with a new one. Argos have this Chad Valley Activity Pool Play Centre reduced from £29.99 to just £22.49. This isn't just a paddling pool but it's a play centre too.

The Chad Valley Activity Pool Play Centre has a splash pool, sprinkler, slide and ball pit. This looks like something you will struggles to get the kids out of. If only they did one big enough for us adults.

It takes only five minutes to inflate, which is good as my children can be very impatient when they know they are getting to splash in water.

This pool/play centre has a 4.3 star rating and most of the reviews say it's a great garden toy for little ones. It's not the cheapest paddling pool out there but it's certainly got plenty for the kids to do.

You can Reserve and Collect the Chad Valley Activity Pool Play Centre for FREE from an Argos store near you or pay £3.95 to have it delivered to your front door.

Minions Garden Toys from £3.99 @ Home Bargains

by Becky Barratt in Deals on 3 July, 2015 at 8:51 pm

Minions Garden Toys from £3.99 @ Home Bargains

If your kids are currently Minion crazy due to the new movie then you need to take a look at these brilliant garden toys currently available at Home Bargains. Prices start from £3.99.

I've found a Despicable Me 3 Ring Paddling Pool* for £5.99. I love this pool! It has the Minion's Hula dancing around the outside and there is also a picture on the bottom of a Minion in a rubber ring! The RRP of the pool is £12. There is also a Minion Space Hopper* at £3.99 instead of the RRP of £7. This would make a brilliant present or even a prize for birthday party games.

There are two scooters online also. One is the Minion Foldable Aluminum Step Inline Scooterwhich is priced at £14.99 for ages 3+. The other Minion Folding Scooter* is for ages 5+ and is slightly bigger but is also £14.99.

Only a couple of these items are available for free click and collect within store the rest are available for home delivery which varies from £0.50-£7.99. However there is a delivery promotion currently running for free delivery when you spend £50 on home delivery items!

BIG Savings on Lamaze Baby Toys, now from £4.69 @ Amazon

by Lisa Hayes in Deals on 3 July, 2015 at 7:57 pm

 BIG Savings on Lamaze Baby Toys, now from £4.69 @ Amazon

I'm a big fan of Lamaze toys, and I know that many of you are too, so I had to pass on this offer from Amazon. They have reduced a selection of the best selling Lamaze Baby Toys so that they are now about as cheap as I have ever seen them. Prices start at just £4.69, with the favourites at around £5.59 which is great value.

I remember writing about these on offer at Tesco a while ago at £7.50 and that was really cheap, so to get Lamaze toys for nearer £5 is cracking value!

For £4.69 you can get the Classic Discovery Book, but for the best value I would go for the larger toys like Rusty The Robot or My Friend Emily that are £5.59 each, or Captain Calimari who is just £5.99. My youngest had Rusty and Captain Calimari and they were the most played with and adored toys from being a very young baby. They clipped to the pushchair, car seat or changing bag and kept him occupied for ages with the textures, sounds and teethers. I would definitely recommend them.

There are lots of others for a similar price, including the wrist finders, musical octopus and some other best sellers from Lamaze. If you are looking for a New Baby Gift or anything similar then these will be a very welcome gift I'm sure.

Home delivery is free for Prime customers or if your total order is over £20, otherwise charges will apply.

Autism Friendly Cinema Screenings For July

by Lisa Hayes in Misc on 3 July, 2015 at 7:22 pm

Autism Friendly Cinema Screenings For July

The Autism Friendly Screenings being shown at all the main cinema chains are attracting huge interest, and seem to be growing in popularity all the time. The variety and frequency of the screenings are getting better as they are being supported, which can only be a good thing for families affected by autism.

We will try to keep you up to date with the screenings so that you can plan accordingly, and so that you can book tickets in advance to avoid any disappointment as well. These are the screenings for the next month:

Click here for information on Autism Friendly Screenings @ Cineworld*

  • 5th July 11am - The Minions Movie (U)

 Click here for information on Autism Friendly Screenings @ Showcase*

  • 12th July 10am - The Minions Movie (U)

 Click here for information on Autism Friendly Screenings @ Odeon*

  • 26th July - Inside Out (TBC) Booking from 5pm Tuesday 21st July.
  • 27th July - Ant Man (TBC). Booking from 5pm Tuesday 21st July.

Click here for information on Autism Friendly Screenings @ Vue*

  • 26th July 10am - Home (U)

All these screenings are subject to change, and you will need to check the exact timings for your local cinema by visiting the relevant website link above. You can find more information on Autism Friendly Cinema Screenings from the Dimensions website here.

Converse Baby Booties £3.99 for 2 Pairs @ Footasylum

by Lisa Hayes in Deals on 3 July, 2015 at 6:57 pm

Converse Baby Booties £3.99 for 2 Pairs @ Footasylum

How cute are these Converse Baby Booties? I found these while rummaging in the sale at Footasylum, and they are a great little bargain. You get two pairs of baby booties reduced from £9.99 to £4.99, and when you go to the checkout another £1 gets taken off, making them just £3.99!

Although the website is showing blue colour booties those ones are sold out, so it's just these pink and white pairs. They come in one size which is supposed to fit 0-6 months, but as babies come in all sizes they might not fit all the way to 6 months on larger babies.

These would make a super gift for a Baby Shower, someone going on maternity leave, or as a New Baby present, and at £3.99 they are great value for such a big brand.

There is also a Converse Bootie and Hat Set* which is £6.39 with the extra discount this weekend if you were looking for something else, or something less feminine in colour, and it's just as cute.

Everything in the Footasylum sale has an extra 20% off until Monday, so there are some great bargains on huge brands like Vans, Adidas, Nike and more Converse. If you end up spending over £5 you get free home delivery, or click and collect is free as well.

Up To 50% Off School Uniform @ Debenhams

by Lisa Hayes in Deals on 3 July, 2015 at 5:39 pm

Up To 50% Off School Uniform @ Debenhams

Debenhams have a promotion with 20% off School Uniform and that sounds good enough, but when you look a bit closer there are actually much bigger reductions of up to 50% on some items, so it's definitely worth a look.

There are discounts of 20% on just about everything, but with the summer styles like gingham dresses, shirts and shorts that's where most of the bigger price cuts can be found. You may not get much use out of them now as the summer term is ending or over, but if you are super organised you could buy next year's summer uniform!

Either way it's a bit of a surprise to see Debenhams as cheap as the supermarkets, and that's what we have with some of this school uniform. This pack of two blouses* are now from £4.50, and two packs of plain blouses* in several colours are now from £4.80, and school cardigans* are also now from £4.80. There are even big discounts on school jackets* for the autumn term from just £12.50, so it pays to think ahead and buy now.

Click and collect is free, home delivery is free over £50, or charges are from £3.49 when you spend less.

FLASH EVENT: 30% Off Full Priced Items Until Midnight (using code) @ Gap

by Lisa Hayes in Deals on 3 July, 2015 at 4:45 pm

FLASH EVENT: 30% Off Full Priced Items Until Midnight (using code) @ Gap

We have already written about the Gap Summer Sale with price cuts of up to 60%, but if there's nothing that takes your fancy there, or you want something that's brand new to stores then this voucher code will help. Gap have a Flash Event where you can get 30% off ALL full-price styles by entering the code TIME4GAP at the checkout, but it finishes at midnight so you have no time to waste!

Click here to shop @ Gap*

  • Discount: 30% off full price styles
  • Expires: Midnight 3rd July 2015
  • Code: TIME4GAP

You can use this code on any full price items, whether it's for babies and children, men's or women's clothing, and even the maternity range too. With this code offer being on non-sale items there shouldn't be issues with size availability, and you can get bang up to date fashion rather than older styles as well.

You can click and collect for free, home delivery is free over £50, otherwise charges are £4 per order. You can find this Gap Voucher Code plus many more money saving codes for other online retailers in our voucher section.

Half Price Tu Clothing Sale Instore Now @ Sainsbury's

by Becky Barratt in Deals on 3 July, 2015 at 3:10 pm

Half Price Tu Clothing Sale Instore Now @ Sainsbury's

If you're popping to Sainsbury's for your shop this week then it's well worth heading to the clothing section as they have just started their half price sale. There are so many bargains to be had across the whole range including women's, men's, children's and baby clothing, shoes and accessories all half price.

The sale is instore only, you can view the range online however there is no guarantee you will find the items online, in the sale. I went to my local Sainsbury's this morning and there were several rails of half price clothing including children's fancy dress costumes. I found Frozen t-shirts and pyjamas, Mr Men and Little Miss pyjamas and t-shirts, Gruffalo items, Sofia the First items and Peppa Pig outfits.

Stock may vary from store to store and always goes quickly so you may have to be quick to get exactly what you want.

I can highly recommend Sainsbury's clothes for the quality, they wash well and seem to retain their shape. I always stock up for my little girl in the sale as I struggle to find quality clothing at a great price. They are also handy to keep in as presents for baby shower's or birthday parties!

70% Off Selected Toys @ The Disney Store

by Lisa Hayes in Deals on 3 July, 2015 at 3:00 pm

70% Off Selected Toys @ The Disney Store

This has really taken me by surprise! The Disney Store rarely have so many good reductions as we saw in the Summer Sale when it started last week, and now there are some items that have 70% off! A discount that big is practically unheard of from The Disney Store. There are only a few items with this massive price cut, but if you know fans of Star Wars or Planes then you are in luck.

The prices that are showing are before any price cut has been applied (don't ask me why they have done it like that), but when you go to the checkout the price will automatically get 70% taken off.

This means that the Planes 2 die cast toys come down in price from £7 to £2.10, and there are three to choose from. In the Star Wars toys start at just £1.50, the mask is £3, and even the big figure packs come down in price from £15 to just £4.50!

I'm not sure when it happened but The Disney Store have even reduced their home delivery charges from £4.95 to £3.95 until 26th August, bringing them much more in line with other stores. (If you can do a free click and collect service as well Disney we will be placing loads more orders btw.)