Doc McStuffins 'Stuffy' 10inch Dragon Plush Toy £3.51 (using code) @ Debenhams

by Karen McGinn in Deals on 1 August, 2014 at 3:41 pm

Doc McStuffins 'Stuffy' 10inch Dragon Plush Toy £3.51 (using code) @ Debenhams

This was originally £13, has 70% off and is now £3.90 and you can grab an extra 10% using disocunt code FV39.

This 10inch plush toy from Disney's Doc McStuffins comes in a blue 'Stuffy' dragon character design to take home and cuddle.

These will go quickly I’d imagine so I'm not going to spend a whole lot of time writing about it. Suffice to say it’s a 10 inch plush “Stuffy” from the hugely popular Doc Mc Stuffins show and any fans will love it!

You can get this delivered to a Debenhams near you free of charge or home delivery will add £3.99 to your total.

Thanks to soundwave28 @ HUKD!

Wooden Hammering Bench £2.99 Was £9.99 @ Argos

by Heidi Scrimgeour in Deals on 1 August, 2014 at 3:00 pm

Wooden Hammering Bench £2.99 Was £9.99 @ Argos

Check out this cute wooden hammering bench - it's reduced from £9.99 to just £2.99 at Argos right now, but do note that it's only available for reserving and collecting in store - home delivery is not an option. There's a 4 day wait for in-store collection at my local branch, but I can live with that for such a bargain.

This is one of those baby toys that parents tend to both love and loathe in equal measure. I love that it kept my boys entertained for ages when they were babies, but I used to loathe the wails of misery that would inevitably ensue when they accidentally walloped themselves in the face with the hammer. Oopsie.

Hmm. Anyway, if used with careful supervision, this is a fab little toy for tots who are just getting to grips with those all-important fine motor skills. Picking up the wooden pegs and using the hammer will help work the same skills of hand-eye co-ordination and muscles that children will use when they start learning how to write and hold a pencil, so you can even satisfy yourself with the knowledge that an afternoon spent banging away on a hammering bench is preparing your child for educational success!

With thanks to sunny_sky @HUKD

Battery Operated Official Land Rover Ride On £89.91 Delivered @ Amazon

by Nada in Deals on 1 August, 2014 at 11:29 am

Battery Operated Official Land Rover Ride On £89.91 Delivered @ Amazon

Wow! If you want this then get clicking right now. Amazon have this battery operated OFFICIAL Land Rover ride on for only £89.91 delivered. This has an RRP of £299. Whether that is an accurate selling price for this or not, it’s current price is a bargain.

This official Land Rover ride on has features galore. Working headlights, horn, forward and reverse gears. It is operated by foot pedal and goes to a maximum speed of 3kmh. Check out the chrome grill on the front and the chunky wheels, this is an exact replica of the real deal and I just love it.

Recommended for age three years and above, but this looks roomy. I reckon you will have a fight on your hands getting your child to part with this once they have outgrown it. For added safety, there's a seatbelt for your child to wear.

The battery is chargeable and comes with a charger and will not doubt take a fair few hours to charge. Usually with these type of battery operated ride ons you get about an hour to two hours riding time.

They are sure to be noticed with one of these. You can pick up Land Rover lookalikes for this price but not usually the fully licenced real Land Rover toy.

Thanks to LittleDaisy @ HUKD

50% off Stationery & Further £2 Off When You Spend £5 @ Tesco Direct

by Nada in Deals on 1 August, 2014 at 11:02 am

50% off Stationery & Further £2 Off When You Spend £5 @ Tesco Direct

We are all on the hunt for affordable back to school items. Stationery costs can add up to an astromonical amount. Tesco Direct are offering 50% off of selected stationery lines. That is not all, spend over £5 and £1 will automatically be deducted from your total spend. Nope, still not finished, add eCoupon TD-YN9J and get yet another £1 off.

So what can you get? How about the Pentel Classroom Essentials Kit (£4) plus the Cute Zebra A5 Notebook (£2) for only £4 once you add both to the checkout and enter the eCoupon in the box. Of course these are only an example. In order to get both of the discounts you must add at least £6 worth of stationery to your order.

There’s Sharpies from £2.40 and these are just fab for writing names on school uniform, gym kits, pencil cases and anything else that needs branded. Lots of ring binders which are handy for storing project work in. Many different assortments of pens, pencils and crayons.

Items start at only 80p so you can get a fair amount of stuff for your money. This deal could not have come at a better time. I predict things to sell out quickly as news spreads of this deal, so don’t hang around if you wish to snap up a bargain.

Collect your bargain stationery items for free from your local Tesco or have it delivered to your front door for £3.

You will find eCoupons like this and more at our Vouchers section. Why not check it out?

Thanks to Chanchi32 on HUKD

Clarks BinnieDots White Girls Shoes £15 Delivered @ Clarks

by Nada in Deals on 1 August, 2014 at 9:52 am

Clarks BinnieDots White Girls Shoes £15 Delivered @ Clarks

Is your little girl needing a nice pair of shoes? Clarks have their BinnieDots girls’ shoes with over half price off making them only £15 delivered. Only the white ones are reduced, the other colour (Anthracite) are still £34. I could not find them for less than £25 anywhere.

Made out of soft white leather these Clarks BinnieDots little girls’ shoes are adorable. They feature leather lining and soft suede collar, they need comfort and support when their feet are at such a developing stage.

These are available in sizes seven to nine and a half in an F or a G fitting. These would be a good purchase for your little one starting nursery/preschool, as they would be comfortable and would match most outfits. They are in a Mary Jane style of shoe but I think they have a bit of a sporty twist to them.

With pink polka dots all over, I am sure these would become a firm favourite with most little females. As if the polka dots weren’t enough, there’s a pretty pink bow at the front of each shoe. With a riptape (which I am assuming means Velcro) fastening these will be easy for your wee one to slip on and off themselves.

You can of course collect these Clarks BinnieDots Girls’ shoes from any Clarks store and have your child’s feet measured or you can have them delivered for absolutely free.  They even offer Collect+ free of charge if that's suits better.

25% Off Tu Clothing @ Sainsbury's Starts 19th August

by Karen McGinn in Deals on 1 August, 2014 at 9:43 am

25% Off Tu Clothing @ Sainsbury's Starts 19th August

It's not available yet, but we knew that what with the school holidays you may need to pop it in your diary, so we're giving you an early heads up: The Sainsbury's 25% off TU Clothing sale starts on Tuesday the 19th of August.

I sometimes look at my daughter and from one day to the next you can see how she's grown. She is blessed to come from a tall family and definitely making her way up the tape measure with speed. As a result, however, I seem to spend half my life buying new clothes for her and getting rid of her old clothes. It gets expensive, for sure.

Now, TU has this 25% off sale every so often, but for parents of children, it's never too often, is it! TU don't sell online, so you'll have to head in to the supermarket for your bargains, whether you want to start stocking up on school uniforms for September, or buy a few summer bits and pieces.

If you have any vouchers, remember to use them to double up your Nectar points, or get discounts on your fuel.

Thanks to mavs @ HUKD!

Half Price Selected Baby Sleeping Bags Starting From £7.49 @ Dunelm Mill

by Nada in Deals on 1 August, 2014 at 9:13 am

Half Price Selected Baby Sleeping Bags Starting From £7.49 @ Dunelm Mill

If you are on the lookout for some cheap baby bedding then looky here. We found these baby sleeping bags (or sleepers as Dunhelm calls them) with 50% off. The cheapest is £7.49 and the dearest is only £8.49, not bad at all.

The Charlie & Friends Collection is the one pictured above. This is the only one that I would deem as unisex really, as it’s white with multi-coloured detail. The 0-6 month size is £7.49 and for an extra £1 you can get the size 6-12 months.

The Maisie Mouse Collection Sleeper was £14.99 and is now only £7.49. This is a very pink girly design and Dunhelm Mill sells other pieces to co-ordinate. Although if you just bought plain pink sheets etc they would match just as well. This one is available in age 6-12 months only.

The Tweet Tweet Collection Sleeper is a very pretty bird design. This sleep is predominantly pink therefore more suitable for a baby girl. This one is now £8.49 having had an original selling price of £16.99. This one is only available in size 6-12 months.

I am a fan of sleeping bags for babies. No more worrying about blankets over faces or baby getting all tangled in the covers. My Daniel is a thumb sucker and likes the blanket right by his mouth. The amount of times he has nearly given me a heart attack with pulling the blanket over his face is unreal. I started using these and I cannot tell you how much more relaxed I am putting him into his cot.

All of the sleeping bags (sleepers) featured in this post are not only machine washable, but are suitable for tumble drying and ironing. Super, with the colder months looming and not being able to hang washing out. Having the luxury to tumble dry these might just be a bit of a Godsend.

You can reserve and collect your baby sleepers for free from your local Dunelm Mill or pay £3.95 to have it delivered.

Plum Giant Octagonal Outdoor Play Wooden Sand Pit £48.34 Delivered @ Amazon

by Nada in Deals on 1 August, 2014 at 8:22 am

Plum Giant Octagonal Outdoor Play Wooden Sand Pit £48.34 Delivered @ Amazon

Wanting a sandpit for the kids? Amazon are selling the Plum giant octagonal sandpit for £48.34 delivered. A rather super price, as this retails for £74.99 at Boots, £99.99 at Kiddicare and £99.99 at Tesco Direct.

The Plum giant octagonal sandpit isn’t your normal, tiny, little sandpit. Oh no, this is GIANT. The kids can comfortably play within the sandpit. Another thing that appeals to me about this one, is it’s made by Plum. I really do rate Plum outdoor toys. I like their natural looking products that blend in nicely into the garden.

With this sandpit, Plum offer a twelve month warranty that covers wood rot and insect damage. For me, that says a lot about this manufacturer. They certainly have faith in their range of wooden toy products. It’s made from premium FSC certified timber that has had all corners rounded and smoothed out for suitability as a child’s toy.

Of course, you don’t have to fill this with sand, you can use it as a ball pool. I did blog about a smaller Plum sandpit a few days back, and I said that I didn’t think it was deep enough. Well, this sandpit is a lot bigger and could make a fine ball pool.

It comes complete with a ground sheet to prevent anything growing through the sand. Also included is the protective cover. I have a phobia about cats pooing in sand pits as I once found some in my own pit when I was little. The neighbour’s cat had obviously seen it and couldn’t resist what looked like a giant cat litter tray.

This is supplied flat packed, so be prepared for some building. Apparently, it will take one adult, one hour to assemble. I never quite believe these suggestions, but that’s perhaps because I am not very good at putting anything together that isn’t edible.

The Plum giant octagon sandpit can withstand up to 50kg of weight and is suitable for children aged one and a half plus.

Did I mention that Amazon are offering free delivery when you purchase this Plum giant octagon sandpit? If it’s a giant sandpit you want then I wouldn’t stick around too long, as this really is a great price for a pit of it’s size.

Children's Clothes From £1.99 Delivered To Store @ Zara

by Karen McGinn in Deals on 31 July, 2014 at 11:05 pm

Children's Clothes From £1.99 Delivered To Store @ Zara

Zara have some gorgeous clothes but they also have a cracking sale on at the minute. The tops above* for example are just £1.99. They're available in the Pastel Green and White shown above and also in Fuchisa and in sizes 3 months to 3 years.

There are so many lovely things and lots have 75% off, I've linked the categories below to make searching easier for the sizes and gender you need.

This Gathered Dress* is now £5.99, reduced from £22.99 and is just adorable. There are so many beautiful dresses and outfits on this link for both boys and girls, well not dresses for boys obviously but you get my point (hopefully!)

I think if you have any holidays or special occasions coming up soon, it's well worth a look on here. The clothes are just that little bit different from the likes of Next or Debenhams. While I love both stores, my daughter has turned up at events wearing the same Next dress as at least two other girls in the past. Some of my friends will no doubt shop in this sale of course but I can only try!

You can get your items delivered to a Zara store near you for free or opt for home delivery for an additional £3.95. Unless you’re spending over £50, then it’s free!

Thanks to pixieindisguise @ HUKD!

VTech Baby Ride On Alphabet Train £29.99 Delivered @ Toys R Us

by Luschka van Onselen in Deals on 31 July, 2014 at 10:04 pm

VTech Baby Ride On Alphabet Train £29.99 Delivered @ Toys R UsToys R Us are selling the VTech Baby Ride on Alphabet Train for £34.99, reduced from £49.99. If you use the code BIRTHDAY6, it takes £5 off a £30 spend, reducing it further down to £29.99. Since the original purchase price was over £29.99, you're able to get the delivery free too, which with Toys R Us is always a bonus.

The reviews on the VTech Baby Ride on Alphabet Train are excellent, and the people who've bought it have good things to say about it!

This grow-with-me toy has 3 features, including floor, walker and ride-on play. It has 13 block letters that teach letters, objects and animals. There are 'follow-me-lights' and motion sensors that 'encourage independent play' and the motion sensor activates songs and fun phrases.

From the looks of it, it's also a ride-on that two children can enjoy at the same time, and that's pretty great, as any parent of young children will know.

LeapFrog LeapReader Junior Book: Toddler Milestone Box Set £4.32 @ Debenhams

by Luschka van Onselen in Deals on 31 July, 2014 at 9:09 pm

LeapFrog LeapReader Junior Book: Toddler Milestone Box Set £4.32 @ DebenhamsThe LeapFrog LeapReader Junior Book Toddler Milestone Box Set from Debenhams is reduced from £26 to £4.80. If you use the code FV39 you can take another 10% off, costing you £4.32. Deliver is £3.99 so if you can collect for free, it's worth doing - or if you happen to have a Debenhams card to pay with, delivery is free too.

Being a toddler means lots of big, new experiences--socially, emotionally and physically. Toddler Milestones Book Set is here to help!

Each board book contains an interactive story and sing-along songs toddlers will love all theme around the topics of growing and developing. There's also a Parent Guide full of expert insights and tips for you to help your child at home.

This set is currently £10 on Amazon, where it has very good reviews too. It works with the LeapFrog Junior Tag reader, but not with the LeapReader Pen.

Thanks to abbyd93 at HUKD

Chad Valley Canopy Climber with Slide £37.49 @ Argos

by Karen McGinn in Deals on 31 July, 2014 at 9:08 pm

Chad Valley Canopy Climber with Slide £37.49 @ Argos

The Argos bargains on outdoor toys keep coming today and the latest is the Canopy Climber With Slide reduced from £149.99 to £37.49. Again it’s home delivery only so £46.44 delivered.

Argos really are coming out with some great offers on kids outdoor toys today. We've had the Little Tikes Garden Cottage* reduced to £49.99 and the Chad Valley Wooden Playhouse* at £74.99. Looks like a good time to make those outdoor purchases for the kids if you've been looking over the last few weeks and not jumped in yet.

This one is described on Argos as :

Kids will have hours of fun in the sun playing on this climbing frame and slide set from Chad Valley. Swing across the monkey bars and hide out in the canopy den and then race down the slide!

10 reviews on this and overall pretty good, some buyers felt it took a while to put together but a typical review is :

This is a nice looking climbing frame, being used by age range of 2 - 11! The older children are too tall for the monkey bars but they still enjoy it. It's not too high to be scary for the pre-schoolers and high enough to be exciting for the older kids.

It was easy to put up (for me as I watched my husband do it!), not too much cussing going on and it took him a couple of evenings.

What do you think?

Thanks to sandramacdougall144 @ HUKD!

Somerset White Kids Wardrobe £40 Was £160 @ Kiddicare

by Luschka van Onselen in Deals on 31 July, 2014 at 8:42 pm

Somerset White Kids Wardrobe £40 Was £160 @ KiddicareAs you probably know by now, Kiddicare is closing most, if not all, of their stores and returning to being an online website only. As such they have huge sales on a variety of item, and one of those is the Somerset Kids Wardrobe, in white. This was £160, but is now just £40. Delivery is free as it's over £29.99.

Co-ordinating with the Somerset cot bed and dresser, this classic wardrobe combines style with great value for money. Ideal for the smaller nursery, the Somerset provides versatile storage space which adapts as little one grows.

The Somerset wardrobe is a single wardrobe with two hanging rails which fit adult sized hangers too. There's also a removable lower rail - I love a lower rail for kids clothes, it's such a space saver!

It does come flat packed so you'll need to assemble it yourself, but it's apparently quite easy.

Thanks to Catwomen at HUKD

Chad Valley Wooden Playhouse £74.99 @ Argos

by Karen McGinn in Deals on 31 July, 2014 at 7:16 pm

Chad Valley Wooden Playhouse £74.99 @ Argos

We blogged the Little Tikes Playhouse* earlier but if you prefer wooden playhouses this Chad Valley one is half price at Argos and reduced from £149.99 to £74.99. Again it’s home delivery only, so £83.94 all in. Don't forget you'll be emailed a £5 Argos gift card (for spending over £50) when you buy this one too.

This one is described on Argos as :

This delightful wooden playhouse from Chad Valley will really encourage outdoor play. Kids can develop their role-play skills for top play in the garden. It's a little home of their very own and will blend in wonderfully in your garden.

It has a wooden floor and roof too and measures H158, W140, D140cm.

26 reviews over at Argos, head over and have a read and see what you think. Some people LOVED it, leaving comments such as :

This item was delivered on time in very good condition, and it took us about 3 hours to put together. But the test is in my granddaughters reaction and she loved it. The door needed at bit of refitting but otherwise a very good purchase.

While other buyers had issues with missing screws, instructions and various other bits and bobs.

Think the kids would like this one?

Thanks to UnicornRiver @ HUKD!

Little Tikes Garden Cottage £49.99 @ Argos

by Karen McGinn in Deals on 31 July, 2014 at 5:52 pm

Little Tikes Garden Cottage £49.99 @ Argos

Originally £199.99, then £99.99, this is now half price again at £49.99. It’s home delivery only, so add that £8.95 to your total and it’s £58.94 delivered. Don't forget Argos are running the £5 when you spend £50/£10 when you spend £100 gift card promo at the minute too. This offer is 1p short of the £50 spend required to grab a £5 gift card but you could easily add a 99p item if you wanted the gift card!

£200 may be a little steep, indeed ambitious on the part of Argos but at under £60 delivered this looks a good buy.

It’s described on Argos as

The Little Tike Garden Cottage playhouse is a miniature house of their very own. Kids will love the vivid colours and easy-fit conservatory extension. This inviting cottage style playhouse provides little ones the ideal place to play games and role-play.

Comes with a dutch door and shutters and also features a great easy-fit extension and measures H190, W104, D130cm.

No reviews that I can see to go on but at this price and it being Little Tikes, I think it’s worth the gamble.

What about you?

Thanks to onredbull @ HUKD!

Meet Your Favourite Characters @ The Entertainer This Summer

by Karen McGinn in Misc on 31 July, 2014 at 5:00 pm

Meet Your Favourite Characters @ The Entertainer This Summer

If you think your little one would enjoy meeting characters like The Minions, Poppet, characters from Power Rangers or Star Wars, check the link and see who’s coming to an Entertainer near you and when.

There’s lots of different locations and different dates with more being added all the time, hopefully there’s one near you!

Playmobil Nursery School £12.99 Was £29.99 @ Argos

by Heidi Scrimgeour in Deals on 31 July, 2014 at 4:00 pm

Playmobil Nursery School £12.99 Was £29.99 @ Argos

If you pop over to Argos right now you can pick up the Playmobil nursery school for just £12.99, reduced from £29.99.

Be warned; it's out of stock for delivery and stock levels are a little bit sketchy for collecting in store but if you're prepared to travel to your second or third nearest store you should be able to get your mitts on one. I've checked several variations of postcodes in different areas nearby and I can definitely find one within a reasonable travelling distance, given that it's half price.

I wouldn't usually be prepared to go to such great lengths to pick up a toy bargain but Playmobil is one of the few play items that I'd make an exception for; it's excellent quality, kids never tire of it, it resells at a brilliant price and it's rare to find a set on sale at half price. It's a really good sized set too - lots of bang for your buck, so well worth a bit of effort to snap one up, in my view.

This set includes the Playmobil teacher, 3 students and lots of other play accessories including a swing, a seesaw, a rocking horse and a sand castle slide.

With thanks to amh81 @ HUKD.

Free Craft Activities Every Friday For Kids @ Asda

by Karen McGinn in Freebies on 31 July, 2014 at 3:15 pm

Free Craft Activities Every Friday For Kids @ Asda

So I was in Asda last night grabbing some shopping, as you do, and heard a tannoy announcement stating that this Friday and for the next two Fridays Asda stores would be running free craft activities in store for the kids.

I checked online and found the link below. They are advertised as “Kids’ Fun Fridays” but to me the dates look a lot like Saturdays in August. I got in touch with Asda who confirmed these are indeed Friday activities, so guess, date wise, we can shave a day off the ones advertised below.

Running from 10am to 4pm this Friday will be Badge Making, next Friday will be Magic Modelling and the last Friday will be Face Painting.

The kids also get to take home what they’ve made and Asda will also be handing out free activity packs too.

It looks like it will be in most Asda stores but best to check yourself with your local before making a special trip.

Think you’ll take the kids along to this?

 

Celebaby: Peter Andre Buys Fiancee Eternity Ring... But Is It A Push Present?

by Heidi Scrimgeour in Celebaby on 31 July, 2014 at 3:00 pm

Celebaby: Peter Andre Buys Fiancee Eternity Ring... But Is It A Push Present?

Have you ever heard of a 'push' present? I hadn't, until my husband surprised me with a gift after I gave birth to our first baby, and a friend of mine described it as a push present - a gift bestowed on a new mum by her partner as some sort of thank you for bringing a baby into the world.

My push present was decidedly less glam than the average celebrity mum's though - a gorgeous pair of leather knee-high boots which I tried on when I was pregnant but, depressingly, couldn't zip up over my puffy pregnant ankles! I was delighted with my pressie and my husband scored major brownie points for the thoughtful gift, but personally I hate thinking of it as a 'push' present - I didn't need a gift-wrapped incentive to give birth to our baby, and while being spoiled a little bit after enduring labour is lovely, the idea of 'earning' a gift because you've given birth just kinda creeps me out a bit.

Anyway, I wonder if new mum Emily MacDonagh thinks of the eternity ring which fiancé Peter Andre recently gave her as a push present?!

Emily and Peter welcomed baby Amelia into the world six months ago, and Peter surprised his baby mama with the blinging gift for their wedding anniversary.

Peter took to Twitter to show off the sparkler, writing:

"Wanted to show you ems belated anniversary present. Eternity ring :))))"

Aw.

So what about you? Did you get a 'push' present from your other half after giving birth?!

Chad Valley Pink Kitchen Playset £9.99 @ Argos

by Nada in Deals on 31 July, 2014 at 11:38 am

Chad Valley Pink Kitchen Playset £9.99 @ Argos

Argos are selling the Chad Valley pink kitchen playset for only £9.99 just now. It was originally £19.99, then was slashed in price down to £10.99 before becoming its current price.

This pink kitchen playset, made by Chad Valley, is a role play toy with features galore. The oven door opens, the toast pops up out of the toaster and there’s cooking sound effects. There’s even a sink for those dishes that will need done after your child has cooked you up a storm.

Chad Valley have included fifteen accessories with this kitchen set, like crockery, utensils and pans. Which means that although this is only £9.99, it contains everything required to fire up your child’s imagination.

Suitable for ages one and a half and over, which means there’s no tiny bits to be picking up. This is quite compact for a play kitchen, so suitable if your child’s bedroom/playroom has a limited amount of space.

This would make an affordable Christmas present, or a nice add on for someone’s birthday.

Reserve and collect the Chad Valley pink kitchen playset for free from your local Argos store or pay £3.95 to have it delivered to your front door.

Thanks to sanro @ HUKD