Disney Frozen Anna Dress From £12.50 @ Asda George

by Karen McGinn in Deals on 28 August, 2014 at 7:53 am

Disney Frozen Anna Dress From £12.50 @ Asda George

Available in age 3-4, 5-6 and 7-8 years, the two smaller sizes are £12.50, while 7-8 years is £13.50.

I'm not sure there's much (anything!) that hasn't been said about the film Frozen. It's taken the world by storm since it hit UK cinemas in December but that has only increased since the release of the DVD this Spring. Suddenly merchandise went from being pretty plentiful to being almost non existent, selling out quickly. Although this has got better in recent weeks, as Christmas approaches I suspect it may become more difficult to get hold of Frozen items again, so it makes sense to get organised now if you can.

The Disney Store has fabulous items, but with Frozen dresses from there costing over £40, can the supermarkets really compete on authenticity and quality? Reviewers certainly seem to think so, with one remarking:-

I had been waiting for this to go back into stock for ages. Luckily, I got hold
of it as soon as it came back in. I had already got Elsa costume for my eldest
and my youngest wanted to be Anna. This outfit is true to size. The Elsa costume
is floor length, this is shorter so you can buy the next size up without it
dragging on the floor.

Free store collection or home delivery available but that will cost you an additional £2.95.

Don't forget to check the stock levels on Queen Elsa dresses too from Asda, you can do that HERE.

Thanks to jabnag at HUKD!

Huge Savings In Store @ Morrisons

by Luschka van Onselen in Deals on 27 August, 2014 at 10:04 pm

Huge Savings In Store @ MorrisonsIt looks like Morrison's have also started clearing out their shelves and getting ready for, what? Halloween? Christmas? What is next on your agenda?

We've had a few of you get in touch to tell us about the bargains you've found in Morrisons today, and we've been told that the prices will be dropping even further tonight/tomorrow.

As for today, Morrisons were selling the Brightstarts parade of pals bouncer is £4.98, says Emma.

Ruth's just back from Morrisons where she's picked up Disney Baby Teethers and Weaning equipment at 48p -75p each, Heinz Farley's Rusks £1, a Booster seat for £2.48, the Karibu soft chair with tray (similar to Bumbo) for £9.98, and the Red Kite play gym for £7.50.

Terri-Mari picked up a pushchair for £6.08 in Leeds.

It looks like the savings are happening all over the country, and we'd love to know what bargains you've managed to pick up?

Thanks to our lovely readers for sharing their savings with us!

Fisher Price Discover 'n Grow Jumperoo £54.99 @ Boots

by Luschka van Onselen in Deals on 27 August, 2014 at 9:38 pm

Fisher Price Discover 'n Grow Jumperoo £54.99 @ BootsBoots are selling the Fisher Price Discover 'n Grow Jumperoo for £54.99 in their offer of the week. You can collect this for free from store, or have it delivered for an additional £2.95.

Click here for the Fisher Price Discover n Grow Jumperoo from Boots*

This new style Discover 'n Grow Jumperoo from Fisher Price is a freestanding jumper that allows baby to jump in a safe environment. It's the descendant of the original rainforest jumperoo that most people who've had it have used and loved.  Here's what Boots say about it:

The seat is suspended by three springs that allows children to hop up and down and provides limited travel from left to right and front to back. The seat is adjustable in height by means of three position straps.

The springs are attached to a freestanding frame. The product has a soft goods seat that rotates 360o providing spinning fun for baby as well as access to the toys located around the baby's seat, this Jumperoo incorporates lights and sounds which help entertain baby and rewards them for their jumping. The seatpad is also machine-washable.

The Jumperoo is Boots Offer Of The Week and advantage card members will collect 216 points. 

Thanks to Siobhan on FB!

Kids Costumes £10 Off £30 Spend @ Speedo Juniors

by Luschka van Onselen in Deals on 27 August, 2014 at 9:06 pm

Kids Costumes £10 Off £30 Spend @ Speedo JuniorsSpeedo have a great offer at the moment with £10 off a £30 spend online. There's free delivery if your final order is over £45, but if not your delivery is £1.99, which isn't too bad.

Click here to browse Speedo Juniors*

  • Discount: £10 Off £30
  • Expires: 31 August
  • Promo Codes: junior10

I've decided that my kids need to start swimming classes in one of the local (fortunately heated) pools this semester, so that next year we can enjoy our pool side holiday with a little more freedom. I've  just spotted £10 off a £30 spend at Speedo Juniors, which I think is a great saving!

It doesn't seem to work on swimming accessories, which is unfortunate, but it does work on costumes for boys and girls, so our regular school style costumes would cost £13 each - and I think I'll size up an extra one for the sake of the freebie. 2 girls, three costumes would be £39, add the code and it's £29 (as compared to £26 if I'd just bought the two.)

The same goes for boy's jammers. It's actually worth going for the more expensive £15 sets (as compared to £13) so you get £10 off.

Alternatively, you could get 2 legsuits at £16 each, and end up paying £23.99 delivered. Now that's a bonus for Speedo, I reckon!

For this and other promo codes for Speedo check our vouchers page. 

The Mindful Guide to Coping With Other Mothers

by Lucy Sweet in Deals on 27 August, 2014 at 6:45 pm

The Mindful Guide to Coping With Other Mothers

Sometimes, parenting feels like a big game of compare and contrast. We’re all swapping advice, getting anxious about how our kid’s development/haircut/school uniform measures up to other people’s, berating ourselves for not being more organised - like the mum who seems to secrete tissues, apples, wipes and cooled sterilised water out of a special God given orifice.

But be wise. We are not each other’s enemies. We’re all fiddling around in the dark. Remember these words of Confucious style wisdom whenever you feel a wobble coming on, and try not to batter that annoying woman over the head with a Skylanders lunch bag…

Click here to read more...

Nothing Over £7 @ Pumpkin Patch

by Luschka van Onselen in Deals on 27 August, 2014 at 4:46 pm

Nothing Over £7 @ Pumpkin PatchPumpkin Patch has their eSale on at the moment, where nothing is over £7 (However if you look at the regular sale are, there are some bits over £7). Your delivery is free on orders over £20 when you use the code UKAP otherwise delivery is £4.95. This code expires midnight 28 August 2014.

Pumpkin Patch has some really gorgeous items for boys, girls and babies, and the sale has over 700 articles for babies, over 600 for girls and over 200 for boys.

T-shirts for boys and girls start at £2.99, and shorts and shoes start at £4.99.

For babies there are body suit multipacks from £2.99 and baby towels from £2.99 too, not to mention some really cute little booties from £1.75. Actually, if you're in the market for baby bits, there's a lot to be picked up in this sale, with hats, socks, booties and headbands for under £2.

Remember to use the code above for free delivery over £20 too.

Thanks to Holly1985 at HUKD

Disney Frozen Nightie From £6 @ Asda George

by Karen McGinn in Deals on 27 August, 2014 at 1:52 pm

Disney Frozen Nightie From £6 @ Asda George

Already ordered the Elsa Dress from Asda this morning*? Well check out the new nightie they have in stock, starting at just £6. The older sizes have quickly went out of stock on this one but it’s still available from 18 months right up to 10 years.

Up to age 4 years is £6, while the larger sizes in stock at the moment are £7.

I don't care what anyone thinks, I know my daughter is going to have a list for Santa that includes Frozen items and I'm determined to start picking them up now. Mainly to reduce the stress levels come December but also to prevent me from having to resort to eBay and those prices, which can be high!

This one is 100% polyester and machine washable as you'd expect. All the little Frozen fans will be getting themselves ready for bed if they have this one. Okay that may just be wishful thinking but we can but try!

You can collect in store for free or opt for home delivery but that will add £2.95 to your total.

Thanks to mrsport01 at HUKD!

Disney Minnie Mouse Bows & Daisies Wallpaper £2.50 @ Asda Direct

by Nada in Deals on 27 August, 2014 at 12:11 pm

Disney Minnie Mouse Bows & Daisies Wallpaper £2.50 @ Asda Direct

This is a bit of a random deal, but if you have a little girls room to decorate then look no further as Asda Direct are selling Disney Minnie Mouse Bows & Daisies wallpaper for only £2.50 a roll. It was originally £7.50 each and it's £16 for one at Debenhams. This is a bargain and might just be an option for those of you wishing to freshen up a room on a budget.

Minnie Mouse has been popular with kids, specifically girls for decades.  I loved her when I was a young pup, all those many moons ago. Even if your daughter isn't a fan of Mickey's girfriend, don't worry as her presence in the wallpaper pattern is quite discreet. Really, what stands out are the pink and blue daisy flowers.

This Disney wallpaper is wipeable so you can get rid of any of the children's grubby mitt marks. It apparently easy to strip when you decide to redecorate. What I like about it is that you could use this as a feature wall paper or use it for all of the walls in the room, because this is a great price per roll.

It will match lots of colours and Minnie Mouse accessories are easy to come by. Check out this Minnie Mouse night light from B&Q* or this light shade*.

The Disney Minnie Mouse Bows & Daisies wallpaper can be collected from your local Asda store for free or you can have it delivered for £2.95

 

Mega Bloks My First Big Building Bag £7.06 @ Amazon

by Nada in Deals on 27 August, 2014 at 11:14 am

Mega Bloks My First Big Building Bag £7.06 @ Amazon

Check out these Mega Bloks First Builders sets from Amazon for only £7.06. This is the cheapest they have ever been on Amazon and it's the best price I have found online for them. The likes of Tesco are selling these for £10. I say hot foot it over to Amazon now if you want some, because things can sell out quickly on there.

Mega Bloks are super for young ones, they are chunky and very easy to stack. You don't have to worry about choking because even I couldn't fit one of these blocks into my mouth, and my mouth is massive. Each bag contains sixty large colourful blocks (or Bloks) and is best suited to children aged one to five years old.

With sets like this kids really can let their imaginations run wild. They will create what's in their little minds and feel a sense of accomplishment once it's built.  There's a choice of two sets, both links are above, pink or classic. These make great starter sets or can be purchased to add to other Mega Bloks sets.

The Mega Bloks My First Big Building Bag doesn't quite hit that free delivery threshold of £10, and like heck would we be pay pounds for P&P so why not have a wee nosey for an add on item to bump up your order to a tenner, or check out this word snap game, here.

Thanks to BarginMargrite @ HUKD

Half Price Baby Ocean Toys Starting From £1.99 @ Mothercare

by Nada in Deals on 27 August, 2014 at 10:19 am

Half Price Baby Ocean Toys Starting From £1.99 @ Mothercare

If you are looking for cute baby items for gifts or for your own precious bundle then you just have to go over to the Mothercare site. They are currently running a half price offer on Baby Ocean range of toys. Prices start from £1.99 and are available from the Early Learning Centre too, but a lot of the best stuff has sold out.

Wow! This Baby Ocean range at Mothercare is absolutely gorgeous. Everything looks plump, plush and cuddly. The colour scheme throughout the range is vibrant greens, blues and orange mainly, but have been toned down for a softer baby like appearance.

No wonder a lot of this range has sold out at the ELC, it's very reasonably priced. For instance, the cheapest item in the range is the Baby Ocean Octopus blankie at only £1.99. These are completely sold out at the ELC, but still in stock at Mothercare. It's available in two colours pink and blue.

A lot of you lovely parents  love nightlights and there's one in this range in the form of a cuddly turtle. It's now only £7.49 and can be machine washed.

Here's another one that has proved very popular at the ELC but has good availability at Mothercare, the Baby Ocean Play Mat. It's £19.99 but was £39.99. It looks like the height of luxury for little ones and is very padded and plush.

You can collect any of the Baby Ocean range for free from your local Mothercare. Like I have said, this range is available at the ELC but is limited with some complete sell outs. If you'd rather have it delivered then it's £2.95.

Ultimate Spiderman Pencil Case £2.99 Delivered @ Argos

by Nada in Deals on 27 August, 2014 at 9:28 am

Ultimate Spiderman Pencil Case £2.99 Delivered @ Argos

Are you still looking for a pencil case for your child returning to school? Take a look at this Ultimate Spiderman one  from Argos, now £2.99 delivered. This was £4.99, which seems expensive to me for such a basic item. However, one almost identical is £6.99 in Toys R Us.

Spiderman is a favoured Marvel character for many superhero fans. If I ever like him myself, those feelings disappeared after suffering the first three films over and over again. That's what happens when you live in a house full of boys.

It is suitable for children aged three and over and has a zip fastening. It's bright, attractive and will be a sure fire hit with any little Marvel fan. It is an ample size to fit all of your child's stationery requirements.

If you are on the lookout for something a bit more feminine, then I have also found some great backpack and pencil case sets. There's a lovely purple Hello Kitty one, here. Argos also have a Doc McStuffins set for only £9.99, which can be found here.

The Ultimate Spiderman pencil case has free delivery included. We like free anything here at Playpennies.

£5 Off £45 Spend @ Aldi

by Luschka van Onselen in Deals on 26 August, 2014 at 9:51 pm

£5 Off £45 Spend @ Aldi Buy the Daily Mirror on Thursday and you'll be given a voucher for £5 off a £45 spend at Aldi.

While there are some grumbles from Aldi regulars over on the Aldi Facebook page that this voucher used to be £5 off £40 spend, there are many more that are still happily shopping at Aldi and have said they will be using this with their regular food shop.

At the moment I can't really find any other information about this offer - what it excludes or includes, or how long it's valid for but reading through the comments it seems like you could buy two papers if your weekly shop requires over £90. Some have also said that they'll buy two papers so they can use the voucher this week and next week. £10 off a £90 spend isn't too bad, really.

I have a friend who raves about her weekly shop at Aldi, posting pictures on Facebook every week about what she bought and for how much and I must admit I often wish there was a store near us, the way she goes on about it! I'll be forwarding this post to her too, so she can brag just a little more this week.

Thanks to wellhellothere at HUKD

Outdoor Toys Hugely Discounted Instore @ Tesco

by Luschka van Onselen in Deals on 26 August, 2014 at 9:21 pm

Outdoor Toys Hugely Discounted Instore @ TescoIf you're passing by Tesco at any point in the next day or two - or if you're after a bargain enough to warrant going specifically to Tesco to have a look - there are some fabulous prices to be had on outdoor toys right now. Unfortunately the prices aren't reflected online and there's no guarantee that you'll find these in your local, but here are some of the prices that HUKDers have found around the country today.

xxclarexx15 found a sand and water table reduced to £7.50 while they're still around £14 online.  Play sand is around 65p in store at the moment (thanks Anon).

Hille found a Plum 8ft Trampoline with an enclosure for £37.25 and GemandJake found it in Scotland for £25 - a bargain when it's still £99 online.

Tesco bubbles are down to 50p, which is great if you have a machine and want to stock up, but Jemmatinkprice also found a 3 ring paddling pool for 75p.  MrsWebster found skipping ropes for 25p and four pack bean bags for 75p.

Alnel9 nabbed a pop up tent for £2.50 too, which is probably the best bargain of them all.

Stock will be varied and there are no guarantees,  but it's definitely worth having a look if you'd like to grab some end of season bargains.

Freebie! Open Heritage/Open Doors Days 11 - 14 September Across the UK

by Luschka van Onselen in Misc on 26 August, 2014 at 8:47 pm

Freebie! Open Heritage/Open Doors Days 11 - 14 September Across the UKIf you like a bit of culture, open spaces and old buildings, take advantage of the Open Heritage or Open Doors Days around the UK 11 - 14 September.

There are properties across the UK but they're called Open Heritage in England and Open Doors in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Across the country there will be free events from castles to gardens to farms and museums. For most of them you can just turn up, but for others you may have to book in advance, so make sure you check to see what's close to you, what's on there and if you have to do anything before going.

Otherwise, just go and enjoy  good family day out and be a tourist in your own town!

Thanks to wiggywig and thewongwing101 at HUKD

25% Off iTunes @ PayPal Gifts

by Luschka van Onselen in Deals on 26 August, 2014 at 7:52 pm

25% Off iTunes @ PayPal GiftsiTunes has a sale on their digital gifts at the moment where you can take 25% off by purchasing credit online.

The 25% off offer is only applicable to iTunes codes valued at £15, £25, £50 and £100 each purchased through PayPal Digital Gifts. Offer is not valid for other iTunes Code denominations.

You have to click through at the link above, then choose your denomination.

You will pay £11.25 for £15 worth of credit, £25 will cost you £18.75, £50 for £37.50 and £100 will be yours for £75.

The offer is limited while stocks last, but you can buy for yourself or as a gift. You can use your iTunes Code for music, films, TV programmes, games, apps and more on the iTunes store, the iBooks Store, the App Store and Mac App Store and can access your content on an iPod, iPad, or iPhone, and watch or listen on a computer - Mac or PC.

Thanks to loopylloyd at HUKD

Six Back To School Lunchbox Filler Ideas

by Luschka van Onselen in Reviews on 26 August, 2014 at 4:00 pm

Six Back To School Lunchbox Filler IdeasI think we all know that the cheapest way to eat is by making food from scratch, but we also know that in parenting, things don't always work to plan. While I would love to be a mum who sends my kids off to their twice a week lunch club with bento box lunches with goldfish cut from cheese, and octopus peeled tangerines and what not, I consider the days I don't have to tear in to Tesco on the way a victory, quite frankly. For this reason I like to have a supply of lunch box fillers in the cupboards so that when needed, I can still make sure my children are getting healthy-ish snacks that aren't costing me the earth, and that they will actually eat.

Here are seven new to the market, or newly relaunched snacks and treats that we've been trying out over the summer to see if my kids would like to see them in their lunchboxes this year, and here's what made our short list...

Click here to read more...

Have You Heard What Christina Aguilera Has Named Her Baby Girl?

by Heidi Scrimgeour in Celebaby on 26 August, 2014 at 3:00 pm

Have You Heard What Christina Aguilera Has Named Her Baby Girl?

Christina Aguilera has given birth to her second baby - a little girl. And have you heard what she's called the newest addition to the family?

The songstress took to Twitter to share her happy news - and the baby's name - with her fans and followers, tweeting:

"So proud to welcome our beautiful daughter Summer Rain Rutler into the world."

I've heard of taking inspiration from nature when it comes to choosing your baby's name, but what do you make of the name Summer Rain?

The baby girl is the first child for Christina and her fiancé Matt Rutler, although Christina is also mum to a 6-year-old son, Max Liron, from her previous marriage to Jordan Bratman.

 Hollywood Life reports:

"As if she knew her little girl would soon be on the way, Christina spent some quality time playing her own new music for her baby girl while she was still in the womb."

"On Aug. 11, just five days before giving birth, Christina shared a very sweet photo of herself in the recording studio with headphones over her large baby bump."

"'Baby girl getting first listen to what mama’s been creating in the studio,' the singer captioned the photo, in which she is looking down lovingly at her bump. So sweet!"

Did you choose an unconventional name for your baby, or are you firmly of the opinion that traditional names are the safest bet? We'd love to hear your thoughts over on our Facebook page, or tweet us - we're @playpennies - to join the conversation.

Mickey Mouse Stompeez Slippers £8.49 @ Argos

by Nada in Deals on 26 August, 2014 at 10:51 am

Mickey Mouse Stompeez Slippers £8.49 @ Argos

We put some Dalmation Stompeez slippers on the other day and they sold out very quickly. These aren't as cheap but are still an absolute bargain, and will appeal to more children than the Dalmation ones. These Mickey Mouse Stompeez are currently £8.49 from Argos. They are selling for £16.99 at BHS, £12.73 at Asda Direct and £16.99 at Toys R Us.

These Mickey Mouse Stompeez slippers are available in XS (7-9), S (10-12), M (13-2) and L (3-5). Even adults can wear the size L, if funky slippers are your thing. They are wipe clean only, which I prefer bunging slippers in the washing machine every now and then because my kids have hideously sweaty feet.

With each step your child makes these Mickey Mouse's ears flap about in a hilarious fashion. I think these are a great way to encourage children to wear slippers. They are so thickly lined with ultra soft material and look ever so cosy for little feet. Thankfully these are chunky but not like other character slippers that look nice but just aren't practical for kids to walk in.

You can reserve and collect these Mickey Mouse Stompeez from your local Argos for free. I thoroughly checked for stock and availability is super on sizes M and L, slightly limited for S and extremely low on XS.

Lego Duplo Disney Clubhouse Café £5.75 @ Amazon

by Nada in Deals on 26 August, 2014 at 9:34 am

Lego Duplo Disney Clubhouse Café £5.75 @ Amazon

Kids love Lego Duplo and kids love Mickey Mouse Clubhouse so this toy is one that will please little ones. When I tell you how much we have found it for, you will be pleased too. Amazon are currently selling this Lego Duplo Disney Clubhouse Café for only £5.75.  The next cheapest is Asda at £9.77 but in other retailers it sells for around £13, so you can appreciate that this is a good buy.

This Lego Duplo Mickey Mouse set is aimed at little ones aged one and a half to five years old. It contains 16 Duplo bricks with one decorated with a cake and a book. The book has a story that follows the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Café story.It comes with easy to follow instructions and is a great first contruction kit for tots.

Duplo is nice and chunky so is easy for little hands to handle. Lego Duplo can be added to make bigger structures, that's the beauty of Lego.

This Lego Duplo Disney Clubhouse Café falls short of Amazon's free super saver delivery threshold, but you can check out other Mickey Mouse items and still come in cheaper than the normal retail price for this Mickey Mouse set. Check out these Mickey Mouse Aquadoodle mats. They would top up your order to £10, making it eligible for the free delivery.Thanks to rach67 @ HUKD

25% Off Selected Outdoor Toys Plus An Extra 15% Everything Today @ Homebase

by Nada in Deals on 26 August, 2014 at 9:01 am

25% Off Selected Outdoor Toys Plus An Extra 15% Everything Today @ Homebase

We can safely say that the summer is on it's way out.  Which means that retailers are reducing seasonal stock to make way for Halloween and Christmas. Homebase are currently running 25% off on selected outdoor toys plus for today only they have an extra 15% off EVERYTHING on their site, including items already reduced. I can tell you there's bargains folks.

The 8ft trampoline at Homebase is a total bargain at £59.99 and we blogged about it here. For today only, you are getting 15% off, which makes this unbelievably cheap at £50.99. Even if you stick it in the shed until next summer, this is a must buy. I have NEVER seen an 8ft trampoline with enclosure for this price.

There's certain items that fall under the outdoor toy category but they can easily be used inside. I like the pop up tent from Homebase as it's a fine size for indoor play. It was orginally £5.62 but with all of the discounts applied is working out at only £4.24.

I found a patio set that is ever so cute, that was £14.99, but for today only it can be bought for only £8.49.  It is well worth this as it has a table, two deck chairs and a parasol. Again, at this price it's worth thinking of for next year.

Homebase offer free collection from your local store or charge. Most of the items in the offer are collection only but there's one or two where delivery is an option from £3.95.