Find Your Nearest Easter Egg Trail

by Luschka van Onselen in Misc on 18 April, 2014 at 9:00 am

Find Your Nearest Easter Egg TrailBetween 18 April and 21 April - that's this weekend, if the holidays have left you confused about dates - the National Trust has again teamed up with Cadbury's to create Easter Egg Trails for young explorers in some of Britain’s most inspiring places from spring woodlands and coastal trails, to historic homes and castles.

Head over to the Easter Egg Trail website and pop in your post code to find out which National Trust properties near you will be hosting Easter Egg hunts. It's a great way to burn off the chocolate, and the energy, no matter the weather.

There will be trails at over 300 locations across the UK, so you and the family can have some quality time while exploring the great outdoors.
Regular entry fees apply for the properties, so it's free for members, and varies depending on property. Every explorer will be given:

  • A Pith Hat – A ‘make it yourself’ Eggsplorer hat, to make sure your little adventurer looks the part.
  • Trail Journal – Containing their eggspedition trail map and clues so they stay on track.
  • Trail Passport – An essential log to record stamps collected along the trail and at other trails you attend.

After successfully completing the trail each Eggsplorer will be rewarded with a delicious Cadbury Egghead.

Sainsbury’s Baby Event starts on the 30th of April

by Karen McGinn in Deals on 18 April, 2014 at 12:38 am

Sainsbury’s Baby Event starts on the 30th of April

 

Sainsbury’s Baby Event starts on the 30th of April.

Stick the date in your diary or mark it on the calendar, the Sainsbury’s baby event starts on the 30th of April.

Although we don’t know exactly what will be included yet, this is the one loads of you wait for, the baby event out of all the supermarkets for many. Going by previous events, we can expect deals like a 1/3 off all nappies and wipes and many more bargains on things like bathing products, creams and powders, feeding accessories and food and drink.

We’ll bring you more details as soon as we have them but for now, save the date!

Thanks S0ldi3r on HUKD!

Medela Single Mini Electric Breastpump £50.39 @ Kiddicare and Amazon

by Luschka van Onselen in Deals on 17 April, 2014 at 8:14 pm

Medela Single Mini Electric Breastpump £50.39 @ Kiddicare and AmazonKiddicare have the Medela Single Mini Electric Breastpump on sale for £50.39 and Amazon have price matched. It's reduced from the RRP of £79.99 - which is roughly what I paid for mine four years ago! - and both Boots and the NCT shop are currently selling it for £69.99. Delivery is free from either seller at this price point. 

As a reviewer through two pregnancies, babies, newborns and nurslings, I have tried and owned a few different breastpumps, from manual to mini to super duper and back again, and I always came back to the Medela Mini Electric. In fact I loved it so much that when I went to South Africa for six months, I took a spare with me, just in case something happened to the first. It is the rockstar of non-hospital grade breastpumps in my opinion (and the hospital-grade one happens to be Medela too.)

The Mini Electric Breast Pump is ideal for short-term or occasional use, has fabulous suction, is easy to assemble and not massively noisy. It's a favourite for many pumping mothers and for good reason.

Promo Code: Nothing Over £10 & Free Delivery @ Pumpkin Patch

by Luschka van Onselen in Deals on 17 April, 2014 at 7:45 pm

Promo Code: Nothing Over £10 & Free Delivery @ Pumpkin PatchPumpkin Patch has its Nothing Over £10 sale on at the moment, during which absolutely nothing on the site is charged at more than £10. In addition,  if you use the code below, you can have your bargains delivered at home for no charge at all. I love those little bonuses. 

Click here to get your Pumpkin Patch bargains*

  • Discount: free delivery
  • Promo code: UKETER4
  • Expires: 21st April 2014

To use this Pumpkin Patch promo code pop your items in the Basket, then go to the Basket and enter it in the relevant box. Hit Apply Code and it will automatically adjust your order. The free delivery promo code can be used in conjunction with both the special offer and the sale.

We were hit by the flooding over Christmas, and just today the loss adjusters came and took 6 bags of children's clothing away to be consigned to the rubbish pile forever, so the thought of being able to buy my youngest some new clothes, and at no more than £10 an item, is awesome. I'm quite thrilled, actually.

Looking at the sale, things that were around the £10 are quite massively reduced - like t-shirts are now down to £2.50, lovely singlet tops are down to £2.99 and even summer dresses are as low as £4.50.

I honestly don't think I've seen prices this good in ages!

Visit our voucher page for all our Pumpkin Patch promo codes.

Thanks to ahirani at HUKD!

Playmobil Easter Eggs £3.74 Sainsbury's Instore

by Luschka van Onselen in Deals on 17 April, 2014 at 7:01 pm

Playmobil Easter Eggs £3.74 Sainsbury's Instore

This is so super hot as far as I'm concerned, that I'm about to hop in the car, head over to my local Sainsbury's and see if they have any of these Playmobil Easter Eggs in store for £3.74 - that's cheaper than Amazon's £5.99 - £6.99, depending on what you're after.

I wrote a review on these Playmobil Easter Eggs last week, and they are super duper awesome. I can't wait to give my kids more of them on Easter Sunday, because I know how much they love them. As an alternative to chocolate, or a gift that negates the need for chocolate, or just to cut down the amount of sweet stuff, I think they are awesome.

There are four different eggs: The Flower Fairy With Enchanted Tree, Native American Girl With Animals, the Robo Gang Spy with Glider and the Biker, and each egg comes in a different colour, with it's own filling, so you know what you're buying from the outset. You can use the egg itself later too, and the figurines themselves fit nicely into other Playmobil toys.

I am so in love with these eggs, I wish they'd bring out more!

LeapFrog My Puppy Pal Violet & Scout £10 @ Amazon

by Tamsin Oxford in Deals on 17 April, 2014 at 4:00 pm

Amazon has dropped the price on the LeapFrog My Puppy Violet (she’s, um, violet) and My Puppy Pal Scout (he’s green) from £19.99 to £10. These educational gems are 50% off and a saving of £9.99, on and you get free delivery…

You can download your child’s name and favourite things to this cuddly customisable puppy and then press its paws for lullabies, learning songs and activities. She/He has a British voice that will talk your tots through a range of cool games that will inspire, educate and encourage them.

Parents can connect to the online LeapFrog Learning Path so they can download extra goodies and customise the learning experience and the two little woofs are totally fine for kids aged six months and higher. These toys actually have quite a lot of features so they are well worth getting at this low price. They are also cuddly and very cute. You do need to buy batteries – 3x AA – but the first batch are included.

Thanks to ather7851 at HUKD!

Monsters University Monster Discount Roundup @ Argos

by Tamsin Oxford in Deals on 17 April, 2014 at 3:00 pm

Monsters University Monster Discount Roundup @ Argos

RAAAR! Monsters University goodies are on sale at Argos right now with some pretty awesome bargains. The Monsters University Monster Mask Sulley is down from £24.99 to £7.49 which is less than half price, the Mike & Sulley Plush toy set is down from £39.99 to £14.99 and the totally awesome Monsters University inflatable sofa is down to £9.99 from £29.99.

OK, starting with what I think is the absolute coolest item. The Monsters University inflatable sofa has had £20 taken off the price which is less than half price and you can collect instore for free. Perfect for relaxing after a hard day of terrifying your parents with…

…the Sulley mask that has been reduced by over £20 which can move its eyebrows  and mouth while you talk. Fun for making amusing facial expressions while covered in blue hair. Then, when all is said and done your small humans/monsters can cuddle up to the soft toy set of Mike and Sulley that are down by over £20 too.

And all of them come with a half price Disney Junior height chart too.

Easter Deals And Discounts Roundup

by Tamsin Oxford in Deals on 17 April, 2014 at 1:00 pm

Easter Deals And Discounts Roundup

It is EASTER! Well, it is Easter tomorrow and you are totally forgiven for eating a chocolate egg or two today. It’s allowed. So, in the spirit of Easter fun and shenanigans I have been pootling about the web to find some brilliant bargains for you all. From food to toys to books to cards, they are all here. Grab a bargain and Happy Easter!

Click here to read more...

Johnsons & Tommee Tippee Bargains Galore Including Bath Products, Baby Bottles & Changing Mats @ASDA Baby Event

by Heidi Scrimgeour in Deals on 17 April, 2014 at 11:48 am

Johnsons & Tommee Tippee Bargains Galore Including Bath Products, Baby Bottles & Changing Mats @ASDA Baby Event

There are some fab bargains to be found on big name baby brands including Tommee Tippee and Johnsons right now at Asda. Like this Johnsons Baby Essentials Box. It's just £10 for eight different products, reduced from £20.

It's stuffed full of pretty much everything you need from the Johnsons's baby range, including Baby Lotion, Baby Oil, Baby Shampoo, Cotton Buds. Baby Bath and Baby Wipes. And it's all stashed in a really handy box which you can use as a bathroom organiser.

I was given one of these as a baby gift fairly recently and it was one of the most brilliant pressies we received. We got mountains of baby clothes and toys, but most of those got put away in a drawer as it'll be months and months before they really fit or are suitable for our baby to play with. The Johnsons box, in contrast, was put to immediate use! We used it every day and I must have muttered something on a daily basis about what a genius idea it is to give such a practical, thoughtful baby gift to a new mum. I definitely recommend stashing one of these away if you've got an imminent arrival in the family, or even if you just want a new baby gift on standby.

Have you checked out the Asda baby event yet? There are heaps of other big name bargains to be found - so many, in fact, that I've just spend the best part of an hour dithering over what to tell you about! I've also got my eye on this six pack of Tommee Tippee Closer to Nature Easivent bottles which are reduced from £25 to just £10, saving you £15. And this Red Kite Baby Changing Mat is just £5.

With thanks to aisalihu @HUKD

Moshi Monsters Rox Collector Tin Edition 2 £2.99 @ Amazon

by Tamsin Oxford in Deals on 17 April, 2014 at 11:04 am

Moshi Monsters Rox Collector Tin Edition 2 £2.99 @ Amazon

This Moshi Monster tin has been dropped down from £9.99 to £2.99 with a saving of £7 and 70% off the original price. It is also part of the Add-on programme that Amazon has just introduced where you can tack it onto a qualifying order of £10 or more in order to get it delivered for free.

This Moshi Monsters tin is a bit of a collectible gem and it comes with a bunch of Rox Moshlings that are all new and gem-styled for extra cool. If your kids are into this hit game, then it is very likely that they will know exactly what these dudes are and why they are important. You will then buy them for this insanely low price and step on them in the middle of the night with bare feet.

Yes, Moshlings are the new Lego…

So you get a collectors tin, Rox Moshlings, second edition creatures, and eight of these Rox Moshlings are included. I wouldn’t pay the original price, but £2.99 is epic.

PlayPennies Competition: Win One Of Five Spatone Supplements For Pregnant Mums And A Fisher-Price Rainforest GYM Worth £60!

by Tamsin Oxford in Comps on 17 April, 2014 at 7:00 am

PlayPennies Competition: Win One Of Five Spatone Supplements For Pregnant Mums And A Fisher-Price Rainforest GYM Worth £60!

Spatone has sidled on over to us at PlayPennies and offered all you lucky expectant mums the chance to win one of FIVE Spatone supplements as well as a Fisher-Price Rainforest Melodies and Lights Deluxe Gym to help your little ones develop just as brilliantly as you.

Did you know that pregnant women can have low iron levels due to the increased demand of iron for the optimum growth and development of the baby? In the last six weeks of pregnancy the baby builds up its own storage of iron from its mother which baby will then use for the first 4-6 months of his/her life – therefore mum’s iron demands can triple by the end of pregnancy. If mums-to-be can’t get enough iron from their diet, an  ideal way  to top up her iron levels is by taking an iron supplement such as natural Spatone.

Spatone iron rich water is sourced from the Welsh mountains of Snowdonia National Park and can help top up your iron levels with fewer of the unpleasant side effects often experienced with conventional iron supplements. The iron naturally present in Spatone has been shown to be easily absorbed, with an average of 40% bioavailability, compared to 5- 20% from food and other iron supplements. Spatone is available from Boots priced at £10.55 for 28 sachets (4 weeks supply). For more info visit Spatone! 

Just remember that it’s important to follow a varied and balanced diet and healthy lifestyle. Food supplements should not be used as a substitute for a healthy balanced diet. If pregnant or breast feeding always contact a healthcare professional before taking any food supplement.

For your chance to win a month’s supply of Spatone plus a Fisher-Price Rainforest Melodies and Lights Deluxe Gym worth £60 follow the instructions below…

How to enter:

To be in with a chance of winning this amazing prize, pop on over to Spatone and find the answer to the question below. THEN come back here and put your answer into the comment box below.

Tell us which one of the following statements is true:

1. Spatone Apple is made from mud found on distant shores to help your stomach cope with reflux

2. Spatone Apple is packed full of chocolate

3. Spatone Apple is your daily iron and vitamin C supplement that helps maintain a healthy iron levels and overall wellbeing

BONUS ENTRY RULES:

  • Recommend a friend. Get a friend to enter the competition and you both get TWO entries.
  • Tweet the competition. Include the link, tell your friends, share the link below and that nets you another entry.

Rules:

  • Contest ends on 22 April 2014
  • Open to UK residents only
  • One type of entry per household
  • Must complete email verification when subscribing
  • Must include a valid email address if commenting
  • Admin’s decision is final in all cases

Lego Chima Razors CHI Playset £9.99 @ Argos

by Tamsin Oxford in Deals on 17 April, 2014 at 6:23 am

Lego Chima Razors CHI Playset £9.99 @ Argos

Argos appears to be setting a ton of cool toys on fire right now. This Lego Chima Razors CHI playset 70012 was on sale for £39.99 but is now £9.99 which is a saving of £30. Awesome sauce right there, Lego fans.

The Lego Chima has folding wings and grabbing legs and a chain and you can use it to defeat rival tribe members. I am not entirely sure what tribe you are going to defeat, or why, but I am pretty sure that a discounted creature to defend your tribe is a bonus. You can build the dude to fold the wings in different directions and it comes with Razcal’s buildable blade too.

The set is for kids over the age of seven and apparently needs to be used under the direct supervision of an adult. I am assuming this is to prevent the child from capturing his or her younger brother or sister with the chain.

Thanks to Bargain_Buster at HUKD!

Free Weaning Spoon For Newsletter Sign Up @ Bebivita

by Luschka van Onselen in Freebies on 16 April, 2014 at 9:47 pm

Free Weaning Spoon For Newsletter Sign Up @ Bebivita There's a free Bebivita weaning spoon up for grabs in exchange for signing up for their newsletter. Apparently there are also 'money off vouchers' included, but one of the commentors on HUKD said that's a 30p coupon, so not overly exciting. Weaning spoons, on the other hand seems to be one of those things you find lying and lost after days out, or they land up on the floor in restaurants, or whatever, so having spares never goes wrong. And getting them for free won't hurt.

Like most 'baby signups', when you join their club they will send you the freebies, leaflets, information guides and some coupons as part of their mailing pack.

Bebivita is a brand new baby food range in the UK, so obviously they're trying to spread the word and get their name out there. You'll be able to unsubscribe to the email if you no longer want to receive it, and you should receive the weaning spoon within 28 days. 

The coupon is for use in Tesco, since that's the only place that's currently stocking Bebevita products.

 

Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Fly 'n' Slide Clubhouse £9.99 Was £29.99 @Argos

by Heidi Scrimgeour in Deals on 16 April, 2014 at 4:24 pm

Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Fly 'n' Slide Clubhouse £9.99 Was £29.99 @Argos

The Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Fly 'n' Slide Clubhouse toy is on sale at Argos right now for £9.99 instead of £29.99.

This is a bit of a weird one, in that the price is currently still showing as £29.99 and when I add the item to my basket that doesn't change BUT two items seem to get automatically added, and when I amend that to just one item, the price then changes to £9.99. I'm not going to argue with that.

This comes with two 2.75 inch Mickey and Minnie figures, and when you push down the purple platform you can send one of the characters down the shoot. They'll pass through the door and land on the green slide platform, and the figures can also take a ride down the slide, play on the see saw, or hop into the plane for a quick flight around the clubhouse.

It doesn't appear to be available for delivery though and that seems like a nationwide thing, not a stock issue, so this will only really work for you if you can arrange to collect in-store at your local branch. That means no delivery charge, though! Home delivery just doesn't appear to be available but there do seem to be plenty in stock so click on 'Collection' to reserve yours.

Be quick, though, I can't imagine these will last long at this price!

ASDA Baby Event Online 17 April @ ASDA

by Tamsin Oxford in Deals on 16 April, 2014 at 3:33 pm

ASDA Baby Event Online 17 April @ ASDA

Tomorrow the infamous ASDA Baby Event kicks in where you can get all sorts of great discounts on baby and toddler essentials. The event starts online tomorrow but it only appears instore as 21 April so you can get your hands on epic deals before anyone else.

The site has broken down all the categories for you to make your shopping so much easier. You can amble through to Clean Me, George, Playtime, Nursery Furniture and Bedding, change me and Travel, among others.

Of course, none of the deals are live yet so you’ll have to hold your breath (figuratively) until tomorrow morning when all the specials will suddenly go POOF and appear online. I know that already there have been hints about discounts such as travel cots for as low as £20 and baby seats for £20 (Although Halfords often have much better car seat deals than that). Make sure you shop around first as sometimes a deal isn’t one…

Kids Freebie: Free Easter Egg Hunt Instore @ Smyths

by Tamsin Oxford in Freebies on 16 April, 2014 at 3:00 pm

Kids Freebie: Free Easter Egg Hunt Instore @ Smyths

Free Easter eggs! Yippee! Smyths is hosting a free Easter egg hunt at their stores nationwide from 10am to 4pm on Saturday 19 April. You will only be able to participate for as long as stocks last so it’s best to get in early to a store near you.

The Easter Bunny has paid a visit to Smyths Toys Superstores nationwide and there is a bunch of yummy Easter eggs up for grabs. You will probably have to go to a Smyths Superstore for this, by the way, so make sure you check the list on the site to make sure your store is there and what time you need to go.

The day promises to be lots of fun for the kiddies actually. Imagine being able to hunt for Easter eggs in a giant toy store. That’s the stuff kiddies dreams are made of, I am actually really jealous. As a grown up it’s more about the parking and crowds and is a bit stress.

Thanks to reecewheel3rl at HUKD!

The Jelly Jamm Soft Toys Review

by Heidi Scrimgeour in Reviews on 16 April, 2014 at 1:00 pm

The Jelly Jamm Soft Toys Review

EDITED TO ADD... The musical version of Bello the Jelly Jamm soft toy (mentioned below in this review) is normally £15.99 but right now it’s now reduced to just £8.86 - click here to check it out at Amazon*

Until a few weeks ago, Jelly Jamm meant absolutely nothing to me, so the news that a range of Jelly Jamm plush toys was being launched in the UK kind of went over my head initially.

Then - purely for the purposes of research, you understand - I watched an episode online when Playpennies asked me to review the Jelly Jamm soft toys, and let's just say I was instantly hooked.

And yes, I'm going to admit it: I have occasionally been known to watch an episode of Jelly Jamm alone in my office when there aren't even any children at home. But c'mon, there are worse vices to have...

ANYWAY. Jelly Jamm is a new animated kids’ TV series for 4-7 year olds, and the Jelly Jamm soft toys are a brand new range to accompany the TV series. But if you haven’t yet watched an episode of Jelly Jamm then you won’t know that it’s one of *those* kind of animated children’s TV shows that little ones absolutely love. (And the theme tune is a serious ear worm, too.)

It’s fast-paced, high energy and full of bright colours, but it’s also the kind of programme that parents secretly love watching too. So since you're reading this review you probably ought to just quickly watch this episode too. It's my fave. The part where the brand new dodo hatches is seriously cute...

Aimed at pre-schoolers, Jelly Jamm follows the adventures of Bello, Rita, Goomo, Mina and Ongo - five wacky friends who learn to live in harmony on the magical planet Jammbo; from where all music in the universe originates. Stay with me here. It’s not actually as crazy as it sounds. You can catch it on Channel 5 Milkshake! in the UK.

Click the link below to read the rest of this review...

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25% Off Little Tikes & Plum @ Tesco Online

by Tamsin Oxford in Deals on 16 April, 2014 at 10:00 am

25% Off Little Tikes & Plum @ Tesco Online

Little Tikes and Plum are fairly costly brands and this discount is pretty good when you look at some of the price drops.  The deal you get will really depend on the things you want, but some of them are quite cool like the Plum trampoline or the Princess Coupe Ride-on car.

The Plum 8ft trampoline is down to £99 from £149 with a saving of £50, the Little Tikes Princess Ride-On car is down from £49 to £36.75 which is a saving of £12.25 (although our Argos deal is better if you need one of these).

The Little Tikes Giant Evergreen Slide is down from £105 to £78.75 and you save £26.25, the Plum 8ft magnitude trampoline and enclosure is down from £199.99 to £149.99 which is a saving of £50 and the Plum Marmoset Wooden Double Swing set is down from £154 to £115.50 which is a saving of £38.50. There are plenty more on the site too.

Thanks to tashat123 at HUKD!

Free Printable Easter Egg Templates

by Luschka van Onselen in Misc on 16 April, 2014 at 10:00 am

Free Printable Easter Egg Templates

I've seen a few people on Facebook and Twitter mention the count down of days till their kids are back at school already, and with almost a week to go in some areas, I thought you might like these free Easter Egg colouring templates from Twinkl. For a lot of the site you have to be a member to download the other bits, but these are free!

Hello Kitty Glitter And Glow £5.25 @ Amazon

by Tamsin Oxford in Deals on 16 April, 2014 at 8:00 am

Hello Kitty Glitter And Glow £5.25 @ Amazon

Amazon has dropped the price on this Hello Kitty Glitter and Glow toy from £19.99 to £5.25 and it comes with free delivery over £10. So, you could buy two, still save £14.74 on each of them and still come in under the original price that one used to cost, get them both delivered for free and pop one of them into your present cupboard for gifting emergencies. WIN!

The Hello Kitty Glitter and Glow is a thing. If you hit the button, then the glitter will light up and create this magical whirlpool of colour that sparkles and shines. Entrancing stuff for kids (and some adults like me – shiiiny). The globe can be removed and used as a fun bouncy ball too. That I did not expect, I thought it was glass.

There are multi-coloured LEDs inside the ball that add to the magical effect and it will turn off automatically after a while. You will also need three LR03 batteries which is a bit tedious.

Thanks to dudebar at HUKD!