Up To 50% Off Outdoor Toys @ House Of Fraser

by Lisa Hayes in Deals on 28 May, 2015 at 7:58 pm

Up To 50% Off Outdoor Toys @ House Of Fraser

Yesterday we wrote about the fantastic savings in the massive toys sale at House Of Fraser, and I've been looking at the Outdoor Toys to see what bargains I can find. There's a cute playhouse that looks fab for under £45, and the a kids play tent for just £6.75! There are Disney toys, Nerf guns and Rebelle bows, loads of scooters and trikes to keep the kids active outdoors, and everything is reduced by up to 50%!

Prices start from just £2.25 in the outdoor toys section, and here are a few of the best buys that I could see:

These are a few of the outdoor toys that seem to have the biggest reductions, but there are more than 2000 toys sold by House Of Fraser, and worth this current offer there is up to 50% off ALL toys so it's well worth a look. I'm not too familiar with heelies and nerf guns and bows, but there were quite a few of those on offer too. Everything is free to collect from store as well, so take a look while this offer is on!

OFFER STACK: Save 25% and Save £5 When You Spend £25 On Kids Bedding & Accessories @ Tesco Direct

by Lisa Hayes in Deals on 28 May, 2015 at 6:31 pm

OFFER STACK: Save 25% and Save £5 When You Spend £25 On Kids Bedding & Accessories @ Tesco Direct

Tesco have another good offer on home accessories for the kids, and for the next few days it stacks with other offers as well, so there are big savings to be made here! Tesco have just started a Save £5 When You Spend £25 On Kids Bedding and Accessories, and this is on around 180 products for kids bedrooms. Included in this category are some items that are already part of the Save 25% Off Kids Bedding and Accessories so both promotions work at once on those!

Even better is that all these items are included in the Clubcard Boost as well, so if you have enough points you don't even need top art with any cash to get them!

If you want to make the most of the Save £5 offer then the reduced items that you can grab include character throws for £4, a minion lamp for £4, and duvet covers from £7.50. There are even cheaper items like lights and wall stickers from as low as £1 that are included in these offers. The offers only overlap until 31st May so you have a few days to make the most of this by getting some things to brighten up the kids rooms.

Bottle-feeding Mums: The Backlash Against Breastfeeding Selfies #Bressure

by Heidi Scrimgeour in Misc on 28 May, 2015 at 6:30 pm

Bottle-feeding Mums: The Backlash Against Breastfeeding Selfies #Bressure

Bottle feeding mums: have you ever felt judged for not breastfeeding your baby?

If so, you're  far from alone, according to a survey commissioned by Channel Mum (recently launched by parenting website Netmums) which unearthed that seven in 10 (69%) of bottle-feeding mothers say they have been judged negatively, with four in 10 (41%) saying they feel they have 'failed as a mum and failed their child' because they do not breastfeed.

What's more, it revealed that the popularity of brelfies (breastfeeding selfies posted on social media sites) is contributing to bottle-feeding mothers feeling 'judged at every turn'.

Sky News reports:

"Mothers have now launched a "brelfie backlash" campaign on social media to encourage more tolerance for the choices parents make. Instead of posing breastfeeding their baby, they are posting pictures with a one-word slogan on how feeding their child, and the judgement around it, has made them feel."

Four in 10 (39%) mums say they have received negative looks and comments from strangers when bottle-feeding their baby, and one fifth have been attacked on social media for not breastfeeding. Of those surveyed, 16% say they have endured cruel comments from other mothers.

Here's what one mum told me today about her thoughts on the matter:

"I've definitely felt judged for not breastfeeding my children, which just makes you feel worse when you are already judging yourself a 'failure' for not being able to breastfeed. Without going into the details I had every intention of breastfeeding both of my boys and was gutted when I couldn't. The judgement felt worse with my first but with my second I was much more confident, so was less bothered by what others had to say. I used to get on the defensive and give the full story of why I was having to use a bottle, but now I just think it's no one's business and no one has a right to judge - whether they know the full story or not."

"The brelfie thing hasn't made me feel any more judged, just disappointed that there is still so much judgement from both sides. We should be supporting each other, not judging or attacking."

Siobhan Freegard, co-founder of Netmums said:

"Putting new mums under 'bressure' benefits no one and swapping abusing mums who breastfeed in public for mums who bottle-feed isn't progress. Most mothers desperately want to breastfeed - but not all can. What should be a personal choice is being turned into a political issue with mums feeling judged at every turn. Those mums who do choose to bottle-feed - for whatever reason - must not be made to feel second class citizens."

You can join the brelfie backlash by searching for #bressure on Twitter.

We'd love to hear your thoughts on this over on our Facebook page.

Book Now For Kidzania! Coming Soon To London.

by Lisa Hayes in Misc on 28 May, 2015 at 4:53 pm

Book Now For Kidzania! Coming Soon To London.

Have you heard of Kidzania?* You soon will do! It's opening this summer in London and you can book tickets in advance now*. Kidzania is already a huge hit in many countries around the world, and we can safely say that there's nothing quite like it! It's an educational entertainment experience, where kids can enter the grown up world in their own child sized city and try their hands at being a firefighter, a pilot, a surgeon or whatver they want to be.

Opening June 25th 2015, KidZania is the UK’s first educational entertainment experience where children aged 4 - 14 can learn real-life skills in a child-size city built just for them!   Kids can explore over 60 unique and exciting professions through real-life role play adventures in this fun and safe environment. The city streets are lined with real-life establishments - from the Aviation Academy to the Radio Station, Police Station or Hospital. Having welcomed over 38 million visitors worldwide, KidZania is a global phenomenon and one of the world’s fastest growing educational entertainment brands, with 18 locations across five continents. This is one place where no grown-ups are allowed (unless they’re accompanied by a child).

Kidzania London opens on 25th June, and then will be open daily (except Christmas Day) from 10am to 6pm. Tickets cost £28 for children aged 4 to 14, and accompanying adult tickets are priced from £16.50.

Can you think of a single place like this anywhere in the UK? It sounds like a fantastic experience for children where they can really let their imagination run wild, and also learn a bit more about the adult world in a safe educational environment.  The video on the link above shows you loads more about exactly what to expect, so it's worth a quick look. I think the kids are going to love it, and it's going to be very busy, so you'd better book in advance if you can!

£10 Off When You Spend £50 In The Baby Department (using code) @ Smyths Toys

by Lisa Hayes in Deals on 28 May, 2015 at 3:31 pm

£10 Off When You Spend £50 In The Baby Department (using code) @ Smyths Toys

Did you know that Smyths Toys have a big baby department? I'll be honest and say that I often forget it completely as I'm so used to seeing them as a toy retailer. Well it's worth another look at what they sell for babies, as you can get a whopping £10 off when you spend £50 on baby items by entering the code 10BABY at the checkout.

Click here for the Baby Department @ Smyths*

  • Discount: £10 off Baby Department
  • Minimum Spend: £50
  • Expires: 8th June 2015
  • Code: 10BABY

Smyths sell absolutely tons of baby items, including car seats, pushchairs, nursery furniture, high chairs, safety equipment and more, as well as a big range of toys. Getting £10 off makes some of their offers even better value, especially when you can use it on favourites like the Fisher Price Jumperoo, Disney Toddler beds, or for grabbing a few smaller essentials.

If you are using this voucher you will also get free delivery as you will be over the minimum spend for free standard home delivery, and the voucher is only one use per household.

You can find this Smyths Toys voucher code plus loads more money saving codes for other retailers over in our voucher section.

Up To 70% Off Sale Now On @ River Island

by Lisa Hayes in Deals on 28 May, 2015 at 2:55 pm

 Up To 70% Off Sale Now On @ River Island

River Island have just started a BIG sale, with reductions of up to 70% off thousands of items. Although I usually look at the kids sale it's the adults who are going to find more bargains in this one, as the selection of clothing for Women and Men is huge.

The sale banner on the website says that the sale is 'up to 50% off', but I have seen items with bigger discounts than that, with some 70% off their original price. These aren't all last season's left overs either, there are tons of summer clothes, shoes and accessories that would be great for your holidays whether you are at home or away.

Women's accessories start from just £1, and clothing from just £2! The Men's sale is just as big, with clothing from just £3. There are less children's lines in this sale, but what they do have is reduced by big amounts, so it's definitely worth a look.

The sale is online and instore, and you can click and collect online orders from stores for free, or home delivery charges are from £3.95.

Kids 3D Trolley Bags: Frozen £7.99, Henry Huggemonster £5.99 @ Home Bargains

by Lisa Hayes in Deals on 28 May, 2015 at 2:04 pm

Kids 3D Trolley Bags: Frozen £7.99, Henry Huggemonster £5.99 @ Home Bargains

If you need a bag for the kids for summer holidays and short breaks then these two from Home Bargains are a bit of a bargain. They have kids' Trolley Bags, the sort with wheels and a pull out handle, from £5.99 each. These are normally upwards of £10 each so this definitely worth grabbing at this price.

There are two designs available to order on the Home Bargains website, Henry Hugglemonster at £5.99, and a Frozen one at £7.99. Both have 3D picture detailing on the front of the bags as well.

Although there are just these two trolley bags available to order online, there may be more in stores, as there's often a larger selection there.

The Spiderman face backpack is also well worth the £4.99 price tag as well if you are doing an order online, and they have those and smaller lunch bag versions in store as well.

Delivery is calculated at checkout as it varies according to the size of the parcel and the destination, but it looks like it will be around £3.49 for most. These trolley bags are not available for the free click and collect in store service.

Wedding Sale: Items From £4 Plus Extra 20% Off Selected Items @ BHS

by Nada in Deals on 28 May, 2015 at 11:51 am

Wedding Sale: Items From £4 Plus Extra 20% Off Selected Items @ BHS

I get married in two weeks time and it has cost us an absolute fortune. You start out with this unrealistic budget in your head and then you break it in the first month. You don't have to resign yourself to bankruptcy though as their are ways and means of cutting costs. Get the outfits and dresses in sales. BHS have an impressive Wedding Range and they have a sale on just now. They are also running 20% off selected Wedding Items too, so you can really pick up a bargain.

Save yourself £££'s with these Bridesmaids Dresses: Frida Champagne Lace Bridesmaid Dress* was £50 now £25, Merlot Twist and Wrap Dress* was £ 70 now £35, Iris Fuchsia Short Dress* was £80 now £40 and Pewter Darcy Long Bridesmaid Dress* was £95 now £47.50.

You could step away from the traditional white/ivory and choose one of these: Amelia Champagne Dress* was £110 now £55, Iris Champagne Long Dress* was £110 now £55 and Darcy Ballet Pink Long Dress* was £95 now £47.50.

You can Click and Collect your wedding purchases from a BHS store near you for FREE or pay £3.95  for home delivery. Spend over £25 to get it for FREE.

Disney Princess Clothing From £3 @ Sports Direct

by Nada in Deals on 28 May, 2015 at 11:23 am

Disney Princess Clothing From £3 @ Sports Direct

I often talk about wanting a daughter, one of the reasons is all of the pink frilly clothes you get for them. They appeal to me, you know the Disney Princess sort? Sports Direct sell Disney Princess Clothing and they start from only £3. Whether is be a dress or a swimming costume, they have it all. If you know a Disney Princess fan then why not grab a bargain?

Let's talk Swimming Costumes, it's that time of year where we need them more than ever. Holidays, paddling pool and beaches, they get worn much more in the warmer weather. Sports Direct have these: Disney Princess Tutu Swimming Costume for Girls'* from £3, Disney Princess Rapunzel Swimming Costume* now £5.25, Disney Frozen Swimming Costume* now £7.99 and Disney Princess Swimsuit* just £6.99.

One of the best buys on Sports Direct for DP is this Disney Princess Two Piece Outfit*. It's from £4.50 and comes in two different designs.

Standard Home Delivery costs £3.99, as does Click and Collect. They were giving away £5 vouchers to spend in store when you opt for C&C but I am not seeing anything about that on the site any more.

SALE NOW: Items From £4.50 Plus Free Cleansing Cream With All Orders @ Burt's Bees

by Nada in Deals on 28 May, 2015 at 10:50 am

SALE NOW: Items From £4.50 Plus Free Cleansing Cream With All Orders @ Burt's Bees

Have you ever used Burt's Bees skincare before? They make 100% natural skincare items for adults, baby and children. It's nice to find a brand gentle enough for the whole family. They aren't as expensive as other natural skincare brands either. They have a sale on just now and items start from just £4.50 PLUS you get a FREE Mini Soap Bark and Chamomile Deep Cleansing Cream with any order.

There's a few gift sets that would make nice birthday presents or how about a present for your child's teacher (end of school year gift)? This Essentials Burt's Bees Box* is now only £9.99. It contains Beeswax Lip Balm, Naturally Nourishing Milk & Honey Body Lotion, Coconut Foot Cream, Mini Hand Salve and Soap Bark and Chamomile Deep Cleansing Cream.

This Tips to Toes Grab Bag* it's now £24.99 in this sale. This has a lot in it, like over £50 worth of skincare. Replenishing Lip Balm with Pomegranate Oil, Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream Mini, Hand Salve Mini, Coconut Foot Cream Mini, Honey & Grapeseed Hand Cream Mini, Almond and Milk Hand Cream Mini, Naturally Nourishing Milk and Honey Body Lotion, Honey & Grapeseed Hand Cream, Refreshing Lip Balm with Pink Grapefruit, Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream, Res-Q Ointment, Intense Hydration Night Cream sample, Lip Shimmer Caramel and a Linen Cosmetic Bag.

Delivery costs £3.95 or FREE when you spend over £25.

Sale NOW ON Charms & Jewellery: Items From £5 @ Pandora

by Nada in Deals on 28 May, 2015 at 9:38 am

Sale NOW ON Charms & Jewellery: Items From £5 @ Pandora

The sale is NOW ON at Pandora!!!! Go, go, GOOOOOOO! Seriously, this brand normally costs £££'s so it's best to grab those charms, bracelets, rings and earrings when they are in the sale. Items start from just £5, so you need to be mega fast if you want something good.

So, what can you get for just £5? This Honeywood Charm* is reduced from £20 to just £5. It's made from solid sterling silver and wood. These charms also caught my eye: Baby Girl Boot Pendant Charm* now £25, made from Silver and 14ct Gold. Panda Charm* was £40 now £19, Celebration Cake Charm* was £65 now £35 and Red, White, Blue Murano* was £30 now just £5.

Not got a bracelet yet? This Moments Single Woven Leather Bracelet* was £40 and is now £19 and this Moments Multi Strand Bracelet* was £35 now £19.

There are lots and lots of items to choose from but trust me, I am a member of about five different Pandora members on Facebook. These sales start and finish in a flash as the brand is so popular.

Delivery is £5 or FREE when you spend £75 and over.

The Jungle Book Storybook Reading For Kids App FREE @ iTunes

by Nada in Freebies on 28 May, 2015 at 9:17 am

The Jungle Book Storybook Reading For Kids App FREE @ iTunes

The Jungle Book is a favourite of mine and I bet yours too. That stems from the Disney version that was so popular in the 80's/90's. It's always nice to share something with the kids that you enjoyed as a child. You don't need to do it the Disney way either. Get the Jungle Book Storybook Reading for Kids App from iTunes. It's absolutely FREE and it is highly rated by iTunes customers.

The Jungle Book Storybook Reading for Kids App comes in two languages, English and Deutsch. Very handy for those teaching their children both languages. It's a very popular choice to bring children up bilingually. I have a few friends doing that with their children.

This reading app requires iOS 4.3 or newer and is compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. However, it was created with the iPhone 5 in mind so will work best on one of those.

It's bright and colourful, and sounds like it's a great app.  It has a clear narration of this popular Rudyard Kipling story, with animations to compliment. There's music too to keep your child engaged.

Thanks to antdav @ HUKD

Peppa Pig Girls' Hooded Coat £7.99 @ Argos

by Nada in Deals on 28 May, 2015 at 8:38 am

Peppa Pig Girls' Hooded Coat £7.99 @ Argos

Even in the summer you can still get caught in showers. A raincoat won't provide much warmth but it'll stop your child from getting soaked. Argos are selling this Peppa Pig Girls' Hooded Coat and it's reduced from £14.99 to just £7.99. It's ideal for keeping in the car in case of some surprise rain.

The Peppa Pig Girls' Hooded Coat is pink and meant for those rainy days when your child has to be outside, whether it be the walk to nursery or school or a day out at the park.

It;s made from 100% polyester and can be machine washed at forty degrees. The sizes available are 18-24 months, 2-3 years, 3-4 years and 4-5 years.

I will warn you that little Peppa Pig fans will want to wear it all of the time, even on those rare baking hot days outside. It is a cute raincoat and certainly a good buy at just £7.99.

You can Reserve and Collect the Peppa Pig Girls' Hooded Coat for FREE from an Argos near you or pay £3.95 to have it delivered.

Thanks to afx7 @ HUKD

Taf Toys Stroll 'N' Roll £7.99 Delivered @ Argos

by Nada in Deals on 28 May, 2015 at 7:43 am

Taf Toys Stroll 'N' Roll £7.99 Delivered @ Argos

You know the drill, you're out shopping and your little toddler is bored stiff and screams the whole store down. Do yourself a favour and get something to occupy them. Something just like this Taf Toys Stroll N Roll from Argos. It is reduced from £24.99, down to just £7.99 with FREE delivery included. I think £15.99 is more realistic than £24.99 but either way £7.99 delivered is a steal.

The Taf Toys Stroll N Roll has sturdy clips that fastens this flexible pushchair toy onto the pushchair itself. Due to the design of this pushchair toy it'll fit on most widths of pushchair.

On the arch is a spinning little figure with crazy hair, a bead filled ball that will make a nice rattle sound and a spinning prism ball that get whacked over and over to see it whiz round and round.

This would make a nice first birthday present for baby to play with. Trust me you'll thank us for showing it to you, as baby will be that little bit more patient when out and about as they won't be too bored.

You cannot Reserve and Collect the Taf Toys Stroll N Roll as it is an online exclusive but you do that FREE delivery included anyway.

£10 Cashback When You Spend £10+ On Dominos @ Quidco

by Nada in Deals on 27 May, 2015 at 9:36 pm

£10 Cashback When You Spend £10+ On Dominos @ Quidco

What's better than getting in from work and not having to cook tea? Getting in from work and ordering a Dominos Pizza and getting £10 cashback for your bother, that's what! If you haven't done already this one is for newbies only, sign up to Quidco and spend just £10 or more at Dominos Pizza and get £10 back. This to me is an absolute no brainer. Now excuse me whilst I order some pizza.

In order to get your £10 Cashback, you must be a new customer, register then go through the Dominos Pizza link. Once at Dominos, order your delicious goodies just like you normally would. A pop-up normally appears from Quidco saying that your visit has been "Tracked" and that's your part all done.

If your Quidco account is genuinely new, you should receive your cashback without a hitch. This offer is limited to 2000 redemptions and can only be used between 10.00am on 27th May 2015 to 11:59pm 3rd June 2015

Here are some of the Terms and Conditions from Quidco:

  • All information detailing how to receive the £10 bonus forms part of these terms and conditions. It is a condition of participation that all rules are accepted as final and that the participant agrees to abide by these rules. Participation will be taken to mean acceptance of these terms and conditions.
  • The information given in these terms and conditions is correct, but Quidco reserve the right to change any of the below without prior notice.
  • £10 cashback is awarded on transactions of £10 or more at Domino's.
  • This offer is available for new members with no previous purchases or cashback through Quidco.
  • The offer is available to new members from 10.00 27/05/2015 to 11:59pm 03/06/2015, or until 2,000 redemptions have been claimed on a first come first serve basis.
  • Cashback will be put into the member’s account before 30/06/2015.
  • For the ‘Domino's – Quidco’ transaction to be awarded at the promotional rate of £10 cashback, the purchase should be made through the Quidco link on the relevant offer page and successfully tracked: http://www.quidco.com/dominos/?ac/
  • The offer can only be redeemed once per household and fraudulent or duplicate claims will not be paid.
  • You must make a minimum order value of £10 to qualify for this cashback offer, including any cost of delivery.

FREE My Little Pony Equestria Girls Doll In Exchange For Your Old Doll on 6th June @ The Entertainer

by Lisa Hayes in Freebies on 27 May, 2015 at 8:45 pm

FREE My Little Pony Equestria Girls Doll In Exchange For Your Old Doll on 6th June @ The Entertainer

This is a fantastic freebie! On 6th June head down to your local Entertainer Toy Shop with any of your kids old dolls and swap it for a brand new My Little Pony Equestria Girls Doll for free!

It's nice and simple, no coupons to collect, no vouchers to enter online, or anything. Rummage in the toy box for an old doll that the kids don't want, or pick one up from the charity shop or boot sale for a few pence and you can get a shiny new doll in exchange.

The event is on stores on 6th June, is one swap per customer, and is while stocks last.

If these are the full size dolls that the are giving away then they sell for between £7 and £12 most of the time, so that is a great doll to get in exchange for an old one. Best get there nice an early before they run out!

Thanks to goonertillidie @ HUKD

Best Money Saving Vouchers For Parents This Week @ Playpennies

by Lisa Hayes in Deals on 27 May, 2015 at 8:16 pm

Best Money Saving Vouchers For Parents This Week @ Playpennies

We get new money saving voucher codes coming in every day, and they can save you a loads on your shopping for the whole family. Just in case you missed any of them (we know how busy parents are!) here's a quick round up of the best money saving vouchers we have this week:

These are just a few of the best voucher codes that we have this week, but check our Voucher Pages before you do any online shopping - even small amounts saved can really add up when you have the whole family to buy for! Happy shopping. :)

FREE Minions Hat & Toy Knitting Patterns @ Ravelry

by Lisa Hayes in Freebies on 27 May, 2015 at 6:38 pm

FREE Minions Hat & Toy Knitting Patterns @ Ravelry

Everyone loves Minions, and with the new film coming out this summer they are set to become more popular than ever. If you can knit, or know someone who can, then you can download a free knitting pattern to make these fantastic Minion woolies.

The pattern includes full instructions to knit a Minion hat and a Minion soft toy, and you can download them both for free at Ravelry.

This looks like a US site, and the pattern uses american yarn weights, but most knitters able to do projects like this will be a dab hand at the conversions as well. If not there's always Google!

If like me you aren't up to knitting these (I didn't really get further than scarves and baby clothes) then you probably know someone who can do it for you. Nan, are you reading this? Shall I send you some wool in the post? ;)

Thanks to holly100 @ HUKD. Patterns created by Beth A Ferwerda, picture by Jenni Ferwerda.

15% Off When You Spend £65 Using Voucher Code @ The Great Little Trading Company

by Lisa Hayes in Deals on 27 May, 2015 at 6:11 pm

15% Off When You Spend £65 Using Voucher Code @ The Great Little Trading Company

Have you ever shopped at The Great Little Trading Company? They were named the Best Children's Retailer last year, and when you have a browse through their site you can see why! They sell children's furniture, storage, toys, bedding, home accessories and more, and there are some beautiful items. You can also get 15% off when you spend over £65 with the voucher code FREYA at the checkout.

Click here to shop @ The Great Little Trading Company*

  • Discount: 15% off
  • Minimum Spend: £65
  • Expires: 1st June 2015
  • Code: FREYA

There are some really unique items of furniture and storage that you just won't find anywhere else. One of my favourites is the Bi-Plane Wall Shelf*, and the Dolls House Wall Shelf* is pretty gorgeous too. The Dolls House Bed* works out at £136 with the discount code, and for something so special this is a great price.

The play tents and wigwams are something a little different and my favourite is this Camper Van Play Tent*, which comes in red or blue. If you were looking at that it's worth getting something extra like some of the wooden play toys to reach the £65 spend and get our 15% discount.

The Great Little Trading Company have just one standard delivery charge of £3.95 no matter how much your order, even if it's large pieces of furniture.  The 15% off code expires on June 1st, and you can find this Great Little Trading Company voucher code along with many other over in our voucher section.

Up To 50% Off ALL Toys @ House Of Fraser

by Lisa Hayes in Deals on 27 May, 2015 at 5:06 pm

Up To 50% Off ALL Toys @ House Of Fraser

If you need any gifts for birthdays, parties or anything else then head over to House Of Fraser right now! They have up to 50% off ALL toys, and there are some cracking bargains to be had. Although the discounts are supposed to be up to 50%, some items have much larger reductions than that, and we have spotted discounts of 60% and more.

The offer has only just started this afternoon, and here are a few of the goodies we have spotted already:

We will be having another look to see what other bargains we can see, but from that list above you can tell that there are some brilliant bargains in the Toy Sale. You can click and collect for free from House Of Fraser stores, home delivery is free when you spend over £50, or £3 when you spend less.

Be quick as some of these are selling really quickly even though the sale has only just started! These toy offers are on until Sunday night, but are only while stocks last.