20% Off and Free Delivery @ The Calendar Club

by Lisa Hayes in Deals on 27 November, 2014 at 9:26 pm

20% Off and Free Delivery @ The Calendar Club

The Calendar Club are joining in with the shopping frenzy this weekend with a Black Friday to Cyber Monday Weekend Sale. There are over 1700 items that have been reduced by 20% and all include Free UK Delivery for this weekend only.

As well as all the 2015 Calendars, they also sell Diaries, Planners, Notebooks, Stationery and a few gifts and puzzles, and there are a selection of all of these included in the promotion.

This is The Calendar Club's biggest ever pre-Christmas sale, and with the HUGE choice on offer you might just find something for that one tricky person you have no clue what to buy. (Actually I have a few tricky people to buy for, but that might just be me.)

I still need to buy next years Family Organiser and I really like the look of the Roald Dahl* one which is now £7.99. It has the Quentin Blake illustrations from the new book editions, and as 'Charlie & The Chocolate Factory' is our current bedtime reading I think my family might appreciate that one as much as me.

Read more about Black Friday offers here.

 

Yankee Candles 30% Off & Free Delivery @ The Brilliant Gift Shop

by Luschka van Onselen in Deals on 27 November, 2014 at 9:04 pm

Yankee Candles 30% Off & Free Delivery @ The Brilliant Gift ShopThe Brilliant Giftshop - that's their name - has 30% off Yankee Candles with free delivery using the code below.

Click here for Yankee Candles from The Brilliant Giftshop*

  • Discount: 30% and Free Delivery
  • Discount Code: JLGG5

If you're a new customer at The Brilliant Giftshop you'll automatically get a 10% discount added at checkout, but remove that to add the code above for your 30% off.

In this offer, you can pick up the advent calendar for £15.40 delivered, or the Festive Votive Set for £21.50 but reduced to £10, but with the code it's £7.

Thanks to banana 156, brendong9 and karri12

Up to 70% Off Selected Toys @ The Entertainer

by Lisa Hayes in Deals on 27 November, 2014 at 8:52 pm

Up to 70% Off Selected Toys @ The Entertainer

The Entertainer have just launched their own Black Friday "Weekender" deals online tonight, and they will be in stores from tomorrow. The offers are all valid until Monday, but whether stocks will last that long is anyone's guess with how big this shopping weekend is likely to be.

A couple of their offers are matched by other stores, but some are MUCH cheaper than I have been able to find anywhere else. The Dinosaur Train Boris Toy* is about half the price of the competitors at £14.99, as is the Disney Planes Dusty Laptop* at £11.99.

Also particularly good value are the Mega Bloks First Builders 60 Piece Bags* for £7.50, Mouse Trap* for £10 and the Fluffy Go Walkies Interactive Pet* which is £15.33.

The Frozen Elsa Styling Head* will probably be a very popular item, though at £15 it is the same price in a few other stores and it was this price earlier in the week too (perhaps they thought we wouldn't notice?).

The Furby Boom* toys are £39.99, and again this doesn't seem a massive reduction compared to other retailers, but is still one of the cheapest places to buy them.

All the toys listed in the Entertainer's Black Friday Weekender deals are either as cheap or way cheaper than the competitors at the time of writing.

The Entertainer offers Free Click & Collect, Free Home Delivery if your order is over £40, or charges are from £2.99 if your order is less than £40.

Read more about Black Friday Offers here.

Disney Frozen Wallpaper Mural £24.99 @ eBay

by Luschka van Onselen in Deals on 27 November, 2014 at 8:37 pm

Disney Frozen Wallpaper Mural £24.99 @ eBay eBay seller direct2publik is selling a Disney Frozen Wallpaper Mural for £24.99 apparently reduced from £69.88, but it's around the £40 mark in a few other places.

These come up from time to time and I must say I think they're amazing, and simply perfect when you're decorating and wanting to give a new lease on life to a room.

This particular mural is 1.58 X 2.32M which  makes it a really good size.

There's not that much information on the sticky or resticking properties on these, but apparently they're pretty easy to apply.

If they're anything like other wall stickers we've had from eBay, then I think this is a pretty good deal!

Children's Christmas Dress Up £3.99 @ Aldi

by Luschka van Onselen in Deals on 27 November, 2014 at 7:53 pm

Children's Christmas Dress Up £3.99 @ AldiAldi is selling a range of Christmas Dress Up outfits for £3.99 each. You'll have to head in store to do so but they are rather cute. And while you're there, you can see if you can still pick up the Christmas books too - I managed to get all 6 yesterday.

It's not exactly Elsa, but at £3.99, the Ice Princess outfit is a fair addition to your Christmas fancy dress. There's also the always Christmassy pirate (that was sarcasm, although it could work in a panto.

The outfits I think will go pretty quickly are the boy Santa and miss Santa fancy dress. Especially at the price - just perfect for something that will only get a little bit of use over a few weeks.

Thanks to markpj777 at HUKD

Baby Showers: Love 'Em Or Loathe 'Em?

by Heidi Scrimgeour in Misc on 27 November, 2014 at 6:34 pm

Baby Showers: Love 'Em Or Loathe 'Em?

The words 'baby shower' always put me on edge. It's not that I'm against the idea of throwing a party to celebrate someone's impending new motherhood - more that I managed to go into labour on the same day as mine, so I never did get to play a bunch of silly games revolving around the contents of a newborn's nappy theme. And yeah, I still feel a bit cheated.

(That's not a party trick I recommend, by the way. The organiser of my baby shower spent an hour standing on my doorstep in the rain wondering why I wasn't in on the day of my own baby shower, or why I wouldn't answer her calls. Fortunately, when I later explained, she was quick to appreciate that giving birth makes multi-tasking kinda tricky...)

But according to a story I heard on the radio today, one recent study suggests that British women spend £220 million on baby showers every year. Whether that's on throwing them or attending them, I'm not sure. But we all know from attending weddings that even being the guest at someone else's special event can be a costly endeavour. And since no self-respecting celeb seems capable of popping out a sprog these days without first throwing a lavish baby shower - complete with double page spread in a glossy mag, of course - I'm guessing we can blame them for the rise in popularity of baby showers for us mere mortals.

So I'm wondering where you stand when it comes to baby showers? Do you think they're a tacky tradition that we should never have adopted from across the pond, or a touching way to mark new motherhood and prepare for your new arrival with your best friends gathered around you?

Did you have a baby shower, or did you point-blank refuse one if friends or family suggested throwing one for you?

Image credit: Flickr/Kiss My Buttercream

Disney Infinity Single Characters 2 for £17 @ Tesco

by Lisa Hayes in Deals on 27 November, 2014 at 2:24 pm

Disney Infinity Single Characters  2 for £17 @ Tesco

Today several retailers have dropped their prices on Disney Infinity Characters, including the new 2.0 series. It's hard to say who is price matching who, but Tesco, Game and Amazon have all reduced them with prices starting from £9.50.

Tesco Direct is still coming out on top at the moment though as it has Series 1.0 figures from £7, Series 2.0 from £9.50, AND a Multibuy Offer of 2 for £17 on selected figures including the new Marvel range!

Plus they are also included in the Tesco Clubcard Boost so you could get 2 for only £8.50 worth of Clubcard Vouchers.

Earlier this week most retailers were charging upwards of £12.50 for the newer figures, so this is a nice big reduction on those prices.

These are on the Christmas list for one of my nephews, as it will be for many children this year, and for once I am so glad that I didn't get that present early! There was much so discussion about which characters to get (I said Hulk and Captain America as opposed to Rocket Raccoon and Groot) that we didn't get any at all. By getting them today we have saved £7 on just 2 figures!

Tesco Direct offer Free Click & Collect or home delivery starts from £3. This offer runs until 28th December.

READ THIS To Ensure You Don't Miss Out On Your Christmas Food Supermarket Delivery Slot

by Nada in Deals on 27 November, 2014 at 1:40 pm

READ THIS To Ensure You Don't Miss Out On Your Christmas Food Supermarket Delivery Slot

We know that we aren't the only ones rushed off our feet at Christmas, so we thought we had best get telling you about the Christmas delivery slots for grocery shopping. Who wants to be rushing around the supermarket trying to find brussel sprouts that nobody eats, when you could be sat at home in your cosy slippers, sipping a hot chocolate. Please note: that you will need to select your items now when booking your Christmas delivery slot, but generally supermarkets let you change these up until the night before delivery.

Tesco

Those that have signed up to Delivery Saver, earlier in the year will be given priority for those very sought after Christmas slots. Don't worry though, as Tesco have held some back some for the rest of us.

To book a slot on: Booking opens:
Saturday 20th December 12.01am Sunday 30th November
Sunday 21st December 12.01am Monday 1st December
Monday 22nd December 12.01am Tuesday 2nd December
Tuesday 23rd December 12.01am Wednesday 3rd December
Wednesday 24th December(selected stores only) 12.01am Thursday 4th December

 

Sainsbury's

Sainsbury's Christmas delivery slots are made available three weeks in front of the date you require, so this means that from this Saturday 29th November you will be able to book the 20th December,  on the 30th November you can book the 21st December, on the 1st December you can book the 22nd of December, on the 2nd December you can book the 23rd and so on.

Get in quick as Sainsbury's operate on a first come, first served basis, with no priority given to anyone, not even staff (apparently).

Asda

Those popular Christmas delivery slots are out now. Get booking yours NOW! In my area, there's plenty left, so hopefully in yours too.

Ocado

These are out already, so if you are after one of those illusive Christmas delivery slots, you had best get it sorted NOW! Don't faint but any festive delivery dates are at a premium cost of £9.99, even to those shoppers with Smart Passes. Plus another stipulation is that you must spend at least £80.

Waitrose.com

Delivery slots are FREE, but don't hold your breath on getting one of these because according to their customer service team, these are all gone.

Disney Frozen Gift Wrap, Bags & Tags From 99p Delivered (With Code) @ The Works

by Nada in Deals on 27 November, 2014 at 12:48 pm

Disney Frozen Gift Wrap, Bags & Tags From 99p Delivered (With Code) @ The Works

If you have bought heaps of Frozen themed Christmas presents, then you will want some Disney Frozen wrapping paper to go with it. The Works have a fantastic range of wrapping paper, gift bags and tags just now from just 99p, what's even better is that if you enter REINDEER in the box at the checkout, then you will receive FREE delivery too.

The best item by far just has to be these Disney Frozen Jingle Gift Tags*, they have bells on them. Proper ones that jingle! Imagine those on gifts under the tree. You get six in a pack or just 99p. As for gift bags, there's a choice of three at 99p each, here*, here* and here*.

Why not slip a box of these Disney Frozen Gummies* for £2 in with one of those gifts?

Gift wrap comes in separate sheets here*, for 99p or pay £2 for a full four metre roll. Click here* to see the rolls of Disney Frozen wrapping paper.

You can find The Works promo codes over at our vouchers section.

Fisher Price Laugh & Learn Musical Tea Cart Walker £19.99 @ Argos

by Nada in Deals on 27 November, 2014 at 11:29 am

Fisher Price Laugh & Learn Musical Tea Cart Walker £19.99 @ Argos

It's hard to find things for baby's first or second Christmas, but there's some absolute gems out there in the shops, that stray away from the usual noisy and bright toys. This Fisher Price Laugh & Learn Musical Tea Cart is a beauty, it's two toys rolled into one. Get it from Argos where they have reduced it from £39.99, to £21.29, down to £19.99.

The Fisher Price Laugh & Learn Musical Tea Cart Walker isn't just a walking aid for those little tots needing stability, oh no! This magnificent toy doubles up as a tea trolley, or cart. Toys really don't come more adorable than this.

Just picture your tiny one moseying around the house like a little tea maid or master. It comes with everything they need for fun teatime role play too, like a teapot, cakes, and cups.

With melodies and tunes to encourage them when they take steps, your child will be walking unaided in no time.

If time allows you at this busy time you can save the £3.95 delivery charge and reserve the Fisher Price Laugh & Learn Musicial Tea Cart Walker and collect it for FREE.

Barbie Castle £45, Little Tikes Playhouse £49 on Black Friday @ Asda

by Lisa Hayes in Deals on 27 November, 2014 at 11:15 am

Barbie Castle £45, Little Tikes Playhouse £49 on Black Friday @ Asda

Asda have FINALLY revealed prices for the main Black Friday deals and the Toy deals are great!

The Barbie Fantasy Castle will be £45, and the Little Tikes Playhouse will be an amazing £49.

There is also a Hot Wheels Track Set for a fantastic £25.

Just as a reminder Asda's Black Friday deals are available for one day only, Friday 28th November. Offers are IN STORE ONLY and start at 8am. Items are limited to one per customer, and there are rumours that to prevent the madness that was last year's scramble for goods that they might have a ticketing and more efficient queung sysytem in place this year.

Here is the list of tomorrow's Black Friday deals at Asda that has been revealed, though they are promising more offers in store too:

  • Barbie Fantasy Castle - £45
  • Little Tikes Playhouse - £49
  • Hot Wheels Track Set - £25
  • Polaroid 40" TV - £139
  • Xbox 360 250GB Console with Halo & Forza - £99
  • Beats Solo Headphones - £79
  • Polaroid Tab 8" - £79
  • Call Of Duty Advance Warfare XBox 360 - £25

Further details of the products and a list of which stores are participating can be found on the Asda Black Friday pages here.

More information on Black Friday deals here.

Peppa Pig Fairground Playmat £9.99 @ Argos

by Nada in Deals on 27 November, 2014 at 11:08 am

Peppa Pig Fairground Playmat £9.99 @ Argos

Still looking for those affordable extra gifts? You know we buy the "big presents" and we look at our little ones gift pile and feel guilty. This is where gifts like this Peppa Pig Fairground Playmat, slots in. Argos has cut the price of this Peppa toy from £29.99 (yeah, right!), to £12.49 and now to just £9.99. Which to be honest seems much more feasible.

Peppa Pig, probably the most recognised farm animal in the UK. EVERY modern child goes through the "Peppa Pig stage", and will torture you with the same episode over and over again. Just buy them this Peppa Pig Fairground Playmat to feed their fascination and to save your sanity.

It is interactive so you will still have to listen to Peppa, but your kids can play numerous games with this playmat. Plus it's educational too, instead of Peppa teaching your little one to jump in muddy puddles, she will be teaching them useful things like numbers.

You can reserve and collect your Peppa Pig Fairground Playmat from your local Argos for FREE, or if you just don't have the time, get it delivered for £3.95.

Children's Shoes Sale NOW ON Items From £10 @ Clarks

by Nada in Deals on 27 November, 2014 at 10:39 am

Children's Shoes Sale NOW ON Items From £10 @ Clarks

Guess what? The Clarks sale has started today and it is a heck of lot better than the last one. Prices start from just £10 so fill your boots! Decent children's footwear NEVER comes cheap so even though it's probably not the best time to be buying shoes, due to Christmas, you must at these prices. This is honestly the best Clarks sale I have seen in a good while.

I don't know about you but I tend to stick to either Clarks or Start-rite for my boys, when it comes to buying shoes. They have wide feet, and Clarks really do cater for feet of all shapes and sizes. Not to mention, there's a firm reason why parents flock to Clarks even though they are on the expensive side...QUALITY.

The purple girls' shoe pictured above is called Little Harper* and has been reduced from £25 to just £12. They are leather and abolutely gorgeous. The Ida Bow* pair were £26 and are now only £18, they are just fab for the money.

The selection for girls and boys is tremendous. For boys, my favourite bargain is the Tiny Soft* ones at just £13, reduced from £26.

You can choose either click and collect or delivery for FREE from Clarks.

Thanks to lels @ HUKD

Chad Valley My First Dolls Pram £8.49 @ Argos

by Lisa Hayes in Deals on 27 November, 2014 at 10:32 am

Chad Valley My First Dolls Pram £8.49 @ Argos

It's hard to keep up with all these fantastic toy offers around at the moment, but this one deserves a special mention as it's such a great bargain.

Kid's Dolls Prams can be really expensive, and can't often be bought for less than £20, but Argos have the Chad Valley My First Dolls Pram at Half Price for only £8.49!

Stock levels look really good, and it's available for Free Reserve & Collect or Home Delivery is also available from £3.95.

The pram body can be detached from the frame so it can be used a moses basket, and the whole pram folds down so that it can stored easily. It's suitable from 3 years, and there is no doll included with it. It comes in a pretty pink and polka dot pattern, and the pram hood folds back to get dolls in and out easily and to protect them from sunshine.

The Chad Valley My First Dolls Pram is currently £26 on Amazon, so at £8.49 this Argos deal is less than a third of that price!

With thanks to simoneroebuck @ HUKD.

£5 Off £10 Fruit & Vegetables Spend At Morrisons With Voucher in The Sun

by Nada in Deals on 27 November, 2014 at 10:13 am

£5 Off £10 Fruit & Vegetables Spend At Morrisons With Voucher in The Sun

Tis the season to eat lots of chocolate, but don't forget to eat some fruit and veg or you will end up with scurvy. In The Sun today, you can get a voucher for £5 off, when you spend £10+ on fruit and vegetables, from Morrisons.

This fantastically healthy offer is running from today until Sunday. It is as easy as paying 40p for The Sun newspaper, and picking ten pounds worth of fruit and vegetables at Morrisons, which is easily done. Then, just hand over your voucher to the cashier at the till and £5 will be deducted from your shopping bill.

You MUST spend £10 on fruit or veg, as nothing else will be discounted. I will point out that following a conversation with Morrisons yesterday, they will not be participating in Black Friday.

However, I am delighted that they are selling Gallo White Grenache at three for £10. This is normally £6 a bottle and not that I am condoning drink, it is the season of tipple. I can tell you that it is one of the best selling wines in the UK.

Psst...and that seasonal fruit Clementine is on buy one get one free!

Thanks to Psychic @ HUKD

NEW Frozen Musical Light Up Dress £14 in stock @ Asda

by Lisa Hayes in Deals on 27 November, 2014 at 9:37 am

NEW Frozen Musical Light Up Dress £14 in stock @ Asda

Ok, I'm going to be quick with this one - Asda have new Frozen Dress Up Costumes and they are in stock RIGHT NOW but you need to hurry as they will go fast!

The beautiful Musical Light-Up Elsa Fancy Dress Costume is £14, The Anna Musical Fancy Dress Costume is from £12.50, and the wonderful Olaf Costume is from £10.

All three of these costumes are available in sizes between 1 to 10 years, and stock levels in all of them look great just now, but please don't hang about!

You already know what these are and how difficult it is to get stock, so don't waste any time - GO!

You can click and collect for free, or home delivery is from £2.95.

With thanks to amh81 @ HUKD.

Amazon Lightning Deals 27th November

by Lisa Hayes in Deals on 27 November, 2014 at 8:56 am

Amazon Lightning Deals 27th November

We decided that because the Lightning deals on Amazon are selling out SO quick that we would link them all in here. The time next to the link is the time that the price is dropped on the item and the sale of it goes live. You must hurry, because it is unreal how fast things are selling. Click here for more Black Friday offers.

Baby Einstein Nautical Friends Play Gym £27.99 @ Mothercare / ELC

by Lisa Hayes in Deals on 27 November, 2014 at 8:46 am

Baby Einstein Nautical Friends Play Gym £27.99 @ Mothercare / ELC

Today's Deal Of The Day at Mothercare and ELC is a cracker. The Baby Einstein Nautical Friends Play Gym is for sale at around £60 in other retailers, but Mothercare have it for £35 this week and for TODAY ONLY it is £27.99!

I think you'll agree that is a fantastic price for a play gym, especially one as good as this.

It's a padded play mat with a toy arch, and a whale shaped pillow to prop baby up for tummy time play. There are loads of toys with it including teethers, rattles, flashcards and a bead chaser.

The 3 in 1 Starfish Toy that is included has music and lights, and can be set to different modes for baby motion activated or continual 20 minutes of classical melodies and light. It can be detached from the play gym and will attach to cribs or carriers so you can keep your baby amused with a familiar toy when out and about.

This is so much more impressive than the play gym that I had for my children, and that cost more than this one! This one has great reviews too.

If you need a play gym or know someone who does then grab it today while you can. Demand will be high and online sales at Mothercare and ELC are limited to 6 per customer.

Click and collect is free, or home delivery is from £2.95.

Do You Ever Feel Like You're The Invisible Mum?

by Lucy Sweet in Features on 26 November, 2014 at 10:28 pm

Do You Ever Feel Like You're The Invisible Mum? Being a Mum puts you at the centre of your child’s world. Your puffy eyes, your red nose and your wine breath are what your kid looks forward to every morning. As they get older, they start to say things like ‘Mummy, why have you got three chins?’ and ‘Your hair is like straw!’ But even so, you are their guiding light, and they look to you for everything.

Unfortunately, though, something else happens when you have a kid. You become COMPLETELY BLOODY INVISIBLE to the rest of the world. Try catching the attention of a hot guy when you’re pushing a pram or fixing a wonky wheel on a scooter. Impossible. And you can forget your moment in the spotlight- the nearest you’ll get to a red carpet is when you’re pushing a trolley full of screaming kids around the Ikea rug department.

Click here to read more...

Boots Glitch: £27 In Points When You Buy 3 Fragrances And £5 Off £50

by Luschka van Onselen in Deals on 26 November, 2014 at 10:19 pm

Boots Glitch: £27 In Points When You Buy 3 Fragrances And £5 Off £50Boots have a deal on at the moment where you get 1500 point when you buy 3 fragrance sets. However, if you spend £75, you also get 1200 points. This means that if you buy 3 sets of fragrances, you get £27 worth of points.

A perfect deal for someone planning on buying fragrances anyway, as your extra points can help offset the cost, so you can get yourself a little something too.

You can also use the code UKFRAG5  to take £5 off a £50 spend and it looks as though these will all stack together.

I added three sets of Diesel Loverdose to my basket at £29.99 each, which gave me a total of 2736 points, amounting to just over £27.

Thanks to ellie27 at HUKD