Kids Long Sleeve Tops & Multibuys From £2 And Buy 2, Save 20% @ Mothercare

by Luschka van Onselen in Deals on 16 September, 2014 at 10:18 pm

Kids Long Sleeve Tops & Multibuys From £2 And Buy 2, Save 20% @ MothercareMothercare is selling baby, boys and girls long sleeved tops and shirt multibuy packs from £2. There is also an offer on selected outfits that give you 20% off when you buy two.

The weather has definitely changed lately and while today was lovely and warm here in my little corner of England, we're reaching for the long sleeves more often these days, and I'm aware we're in short supply - short in the arms and waist that is... my girls just don't stop growing!

Mothercare are selling gorgeous tops, like the Animal Friends Top for £2, reduced from £6.

There are multipacks for £10 with three shirts, and loads of pretty pretty things that get you 20% off when you buy two.

Head on over to Mothercare and grab your little one some warm clothes for Autumn.

VTech Xtra Pro Kids' Pink Laptop £14.99 Delivered @ eBay/ Argos Outlet

by Nada in Deals on 16 September, 2014 at 9:18 pm

VTech Xtra Pro Kids' Pink Laptop £14.99 Delivered @ eBay/ Argos Outlet

This is an incredible bargain if you are in the market for a girls' gift. This VTech Xtra Pro kids' pink laptop is only £14.99 with FREE delivery from the eBay/ Argos Outlet. Go to Tesco Direct and you will pay £42.99 or The Entertainer it's £29.99. As you can see this is a tremendously good price for such a toy.

This VTech Xtra Pro Kids' pink laptop is aimed at girls aged five to eight years old. It boasts a QWERTY keyboard which makes it a good starting point for typing and includes a mouse to navigate. There's nine curriculum based activities, where you can play in one and two player mode.  With three levels of difficulty, this pink laptop can stimulate kids of different academic levels.

It can be used to teach Key Stage 1 English, science, maths, reading skills and much more. For £14.99, you are certainly getting a lot of toy for your money.

Of course, it's girly pink so will be more appealing because of this. I must admit I am drawn to pink "things".  Why not pop a couple away for Christmas, because at this price you can afford to.

24% Off Everything @ BHS

by Luschka van Onselen in Deals on 16 September, 2014 at 8:42 pm

24% Off Everything @ BHS

Until mid day tomorrow, BHS has 24% off everything including sale items. There's no minimum spend, and there's no code, as the discount is automatically applied at the checkout. Delivery is £3.95, unless you spend over £25, then it's free. There is also free click and collect within four to eight days.

This sale is only on till mid day tomorrow though, so don't wait too long.

I love that this offer works on sale items too. It means that I could pick up a lovely butterfly mesh dress for my daughter's birthday - originally priced at £28.00, reduced to £19.60 - for  £14.90. Not bad at all.

There's a Unisex black jumper reduced to £3, now only £2.28, and a range of smart and formal attire too.

It's definitely worth having a look, even if you're not after clothes, there's homeware and more. It's a little early for stocking fillers from BHS, but I guess this is them clearing stock for that!

Head over to BHS and let us know if you find any winning bargains!

Thanks to Kerrie on our Facebook page

Channel 4 One Born Every Minute Are Looking For Mums To Star In The Next Series

by Nada in Misc on 16 September, 2014 at 7:00 pm

Channel 4 One Born Every Minute Are Looking For Mums To Star In The Next Series

One Born Every Minute (or OBEM) is one of the most talked about programme on television. The beauty of it is that it such a natural thing but watching it on the screen makes it even more fascinating . Have you ever watched it and thought I would REALLY like to be on that show? If the answer is yes, then read on as they are looking for the future stars for the upcoming series.

There's criteria you need to fulfil in order to be considered. You MUST be due to have a baby in October, November or December at the Liverpool Women's Hospital. Perhaps, you know someone that is? If you don't fit these requirements then don't apply as you will automatically be disregarded.

If you do fall into these categories then EEEK I am excited for you, and I demand you to message us, so we can look out for you.

What do you do if you wish to apply? Simply call 020 7033 2311 or email oneborn@dragonfly.tv where you will be contacted by the production team, who will discuss your eligibility.

I watch it and I would have loved to have had my last labour filmed, but not shown on national television. OBEM is a favourite of mine and it give me an excuse to coo and blubber over the beauty that is childbirth. My little boys love watching it too, it actually helped prepare them for the night I went into labour with their little brother.

Best of luck to anyone who applies for the next One Born Every Minute series. You can find more details on how to apply over here.

20% off Everything @ Muddy Puddles

by Heidi Scrimgeour in Deals on 16 September, 2014 at 5:53 pm

20% off Everything @ Muddy Puddles

Right now at Muddy Puddles - the company that specialises in waterproof and outdoor clothing for kids - there's 20% off everything.

You don't need to enter  voucher code - the discount will be automatically applied to anything you order, and all items are shown with the original price alongside the special discount price. These Puddle Stomper wellies are great value with 20% off. Normally £16.00, they're now just £12.80. They're available in a range of prints including spots and stripes, as well as umbrellas and tractors.

The baby fleeces are also an amazing bargain, down in price from £29 to £12. It's available in a cute green star print or navy spots. I'm definitely planning to snap up one of these - winters are particularly icy when you live near the sea, and since this will be my daughter's first winter since she started walking, I love the idea of knowing that she'll be snug as a bug in a rug even when she insists on breaking free from the confines of the buggy!

These jersey lined trousers are good value too - down from £24 to £10, and the 'Fandango Pink' version is still in stock. Or how about a two-pack of baby trousers for just £4, down from £10.

Check out the sale page for loads of brilliant buys including lightweight jackets.

Standard delivery is £3.95 to all mainland UK addresses, and there are free returns on everything except sale and clearance items.

With thanks to mummytoboyz @HUKD.

Benny The Cat Trunki £29.99 Delivered (With Code) @ Trunki

by Nada in Deals on 16 September, 2014 at 3:00 pm

Benny The Cat Trunki £29.99 Delivered (With Code) @ Trunki

We have all seen Trunkis before, in many different designs. I, personally haven't seen this one before and that's because it's Trunki online exclusive. Stand out from the Trunki kids at the airports with this Benny The Cat version of the famous wheeled luggage. Benny The Cat costs £39.99, ouch but never fear, we would never tell you to buy it at that price, oh heck no! Use coupon code mumsnet25 and get a very generous 25% off, that's £10 to you and me. This means for only £29.99 you can get the rare Benny The Cat Trunki with FREE delivery.

What is so special about Benny The Cat? And why make a cat Trunki? It's because Rob Law (the inventor of Trunki) has a cat called Benny, and he designed this feline version as a present to his pregnant partner. Awwwww! I am not sure it would be advisable to ride one of these when carry child...okay I joke.

Let me tell you another little awww fact about this Trunki, for every purchase of the Benny The Cat £2 is donated to Bristol and Wales Cat Rescue ( the place where Benny the REAL cat came from). Now I am not a huge lover of the feline species, but I just love the sentiment behind this creation.

It is of standard Trunki structure and quality, and has even been awarded five stars on the Trunki site. Check out the photos at the bottom of the page, especially the kitten one. They are hilarious.

Why not nip over to our vouchers section where you can find coupon code mumsnet25 and oodles more.

Fisher Price Discover And Grow Penguin Soother £7.99 @ Argos

by Nada in Deals on 16 September, 2014 at 12:46 pm

Fisher Price Discover And Grow Penguin Soother £7.99 @ Argos

The Fisher Price Discover and Grow Penguin Soother is a favourite amongst my peers. You can get it for only £7.99 at Argos. This had an original price £16.99, then down to £9.99 and is now £7.99.

The Fisher Price Discover and Grow Penguin Soother features classical music, lullabies and nature sounds to relax baby to sleep. It also projects soft images onto the ceiling. The beauty of this night light toy is that it differs greatly from others on the market and I can see why it's a favourite to many of my parent friends.

There's three buttons to select, each for classical music and lullabies, nature sounds and one that chooses which mode you would like, for example, projection or music and projection. There a side switch to turn the soother off, or alter the volume.

Another major plus about this Fisher Price Penguin is that as your child grows (suitable from birth), you can change the cards to accommodate your baby's change in vision. How great is that?

Reserve and collect the Fisher Price Discover and Grow Penguin Soother for free, from your local Argos store. It is currently out of stock for home delivery.

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.