Sale Now On @ Boden Up To 50% Off

by Becky Barratt in Deals on 1 July, 2015 at 10:43 pm

Sale Now On @ Boden Up To 50% Off

Now the Summer has finally arrived (fingers crossed!) you may like to have a think about adding to the kid's summer wardrobe or even a treat for yourself! The Boden sale is now on and has items up to 50% off.

If you have bought from Boden before you will know what great quality their clothes are, however they do come at a price. This sale is well worth a look as there are some huge savings to be had.

I found a variety of girls Summer vest'sdown to £4 instead of £8. Boys printed shortsare now £10-£12 (depending on size) instead of £20-£24. Baby sleeping bag'sare half price also at £15 for a 2.5 tog.

One of my favourite sale items is the girls fifties summer dress*, perfect for Summer weddings or parties! It is also half price at £15-£21 depending on size. The best part is they have this in adults size too, would that be too embarrassing for my 3.5 year old if we turned up in the same dress?!

Standard delivery starts at £4 and there are other delivery options available.

Chad Valley Sprinkler Hopscotch £4.99 @ Argos

by Nada in Deals on 1 July, 2015 at 9:54 pm

Chad Valley Sprinkler Hopscotch £4.99 @ Argos

Oh me, oh my! This looks like so much fun. Chad Valley Sprinkler Hopscotch, it's that fun hopping, jumping game from the playground but with water thrown into the mix. I gotta get me one! The kids will be slipping and sliding with it but best of all they will be giggling like mad. Argos have reduced it from £9.99 to just £4.99.

The Chad Valley Sprinkler Hopscotch attaches to your garden hose and soaks your kids as they jump on it. Sounds awesome! I am sure adults can have a go too, and if I manage to bag one for the kids then I am SO having the first go.

It's as simple as taking it out of the box and sticking the hose on by the looks of it. That's my kind of toy, when that sun comes out you need to make the most of every second. Plus you just fold it up for storage.

The reviews are really good for this garden water toy and I can see why. Chad Valley have revamped a classic game into a hilarious, fun game for the whole family.

You can Reserve and Collect the Chad Valley Sprinkler Hopscotch for FREE from an Argos store or pay £3.95 to have it delivered.

Disney Princess Ultimate Dream Castle £74.51 Delivered @ Amazon

by Nada in Deals on 1 July, 2015 at 9:33 pm

Disney Princess Ultimate Dream Castle £74.51 Delivered @ Amazon

WOW! This has to be one of the biggest dolls houses I have EVER seen! Look at it! This Disney Princess Ultimate Dream Castle is made to accommodate those Barbie sized Princess Dolls. It is safe to say that it is HUGE. Normally, you would expect to pay between £150 and £200 but Amazon have reduced the price to just £74.51 with FREE delivery included. This is by far the cheapest I have seen this for.

The Disney Princess Ultimate Dream Castle is over three feet tall and will be the statement piece in any bedroom or play room. It comes in those trademark Disney Princess colours of purple and pink.

There are three levels and seven different play areas. It comes with over 35 play accessories too like Lumière, Pascal, a dining table with two chairs, a golden food cart, a pink chandelier, and a seashell bath tub.

This is jam-packed full of wonderful bits and pieces, plus each area is themed to a Disney Princess. To make things more interesting it can be used with the Disney Magic Mirror App too.

The price that this is at, I'd be buying this now and putting away for that festive occasion that we won't mention in July. Seriously, it's too good to miss.

Thanks to Gaminggirl @ HUKD

BIG Price Cuts on Trunki Ride On Suitcases IN STORE @ Sainsbury's

by Lisa Hayes in Deals on 1 July, 2015 at 8:27 pm

BIG Price Cuts on Trunki Ride On Suitcases IN STORE @ Sainsbury's

If you are passing a Sainsbury's store it's well worth keeping an eye out for this bargain, as it looks like some stores are selling off their stock of Trunki Ride-On Suitcases! There are price cuts of £10 to £15, with prices now from £24.99, which is a big chunk less than the normal selling price of around £40 to £45!

From the price tickets in the photos we have seen these are not just reductions in one store, but 'Reduced To Clear' reductions in stores that are no longer going to be stocking these items.

The Trunki suitcases are still full price online, so the reductions will only be in stores which are selling them off, but definitely worth a look at these prices I'd say! Here's what has been found in the store in Castlepoint in Bournemouth today:

  • Gruffalo Trunki - was £44.99, now £29.99
  • Trunki Terrance - was £34.99, now £24.99
  • Trunki Harley - was £39.99, now £29.99
  • Trunki Trixie - was £34.99, now £24.99

You can click here for Trunkis online at Sainsbury's so that you can see which ones have been spotted, but these reductions are only in store. Keep an eye open, and let us know if you manage to find some! Good Luck!

Thanks Becky.

More Lines Added To The Half Price Mini Club Sale @ Boots

by Lisa Hayes in Deals on 1 July, 2015 at 7:13 pm

 More Lines Added To The Half Price Mini Club Sale @ Boots

The Half Price Mini Club Summer Sale started around three weeks ago, and most of those original bargains, are long gone now. However as Wednesday sees the new offers at Boots they have added dozens of new items to the half price sale, so that there are tons more fab buys for babies, toddlers and children.

Prices start at just £1.50, and some of the clothes are such great value. There are whole outfits for £5, packs of 5 sets of underwear for £4, and shoes for £3.50! There are around 200 new items, and they are all half price, none of the "up to" 50% off business in this Mini Club sale!

The new lines just added (which is most of the sale to be honest) have really good availability size wise, and depending on the style items can go from birth and some go right up to 6 years.

Click and collect is free, home delivery is free when you spend £45, otherwise charges are from £3.50.

John Lewis To Introduce Charges For Click & Collect Under £30

by Lisa Hayes in Features on 1 July, 2015 at 6:41 pm

John Lewis To Introduce Charges For Click & Collect Under £30

Click and collect for our internet shopping has become a quick and convenient way of getting the goods we want, not having to wait in for a parcel, and not paying hefty delivery charges. The vast majority of retailers don't charge for click and collect, and recently Boots have scrapped the charges they added for low value click and collect.

However, one big retailer is bucking the trend and is about to start charging for the service. John Lewis have today announced that for orders under £30 the click and collect service will no longer be free, and will incur a charge of £2 per order. They say that the current system is unsustainable, and that John Lewis "is sure customers will understand why we are doing this".

John Lewis maintain that the vast majority of their online orders are unaffected by this change, which will come into effect in August. They say that only 20% of click and collect orders are under £30.

So how will this affect their business? There are many shoppers who only venture onto the John Lewis website when there is a sale or clearance event on, and those are the only times that we can be found featuring items, as the regular prices are not what most would call good value. Will these bargain shoppers simply stop ordering, or just switch to home delivery instead? There seems little point paying £2 to click and collect when the home delivery service charges start at £3.

What do you think? Will you still be ordering from John Lewis or has this made you reconsider shopping with them in the future?

Thanks to BitterWallet for the information.

Further Reductions: Now Up To 75% Off @ M&S

by Lisa Hayes in Deals on 1 July, 2015 at 6:16 pm

Further Reductions: Now Up To 75% Off @ M&S

Nada told us about more price reductions in the Marks and Spencer Sale last week, and today they have done it again! There are even further reductions on sale items, and although the sale banner says up to 60% off there are items at 75% off tucked away in the sale.

Prices still start at £2 in the children's clothing sale, and there are lots of great bargains still to be picked up. For £2 you can get girl's leggings, swim shorts, multipacks of underwear, and even trousers and jeans! At £2.50 there are gingham school dresses, t-shirts, and more undies and jeans, and there are loads of the same for £3. There are even twin packs of girls school dresses for £3!

Almost everything we have already featured before has been reduced, and the only thing is that size availability varies a lot with style. These look like they might be the final reductions now, so see what you can find.

Home delivery is free when you spend over £50, click and collect is free also.

Disney Princess Sofia Nightdress & Crown now £4.99 @ Argos

by Lisa Hayes in Deals on 1 July, 2015 at 3:00 pm

Disney Princess Sofia Nightdress & Crown now £4.99 @ Argos

This cute girls's dress-up Princess Sofia Nightdress is a bargain price at Argos. It's been reduced down from £9.99 to just £4.99, and that includes a matching crown as well!

It's a lilac nightie with bows and frill detailing, and it comes in sizes from 18 months up to 5 years, with all sizes at this reduced price. The above link will take you to the smallest size, and you can use the drop-down size box to choose the one you want.

Stock seems very widely available in all sizes both for the free reserve and collect service and for home delivery, which will add a further £3.95 to your order.

Half Price Sale Plus FREE Delivery on ALL Orders Today @ BHS

by Lisa Hayes in Deals on 1 July, 2015 at 1:57 pm

Half Price Sale Plus FREE Delivery on ALL Orders Today @ BHS

BHS they have started their Half Price Summer Sale, with reductions of up to 50% off across all departments. If you had spotted something in the sale then today is the time to order, as BHS are offering FREE standard delivery on everything for today only!

There's no minimum spend, and no code to enter. Just pop your shopping in your online basket and the delivery will show up as free at the checkout!

There are some really good bargains in the kids clothing, like these Minion Clogs* down to £3.50, or for older kids these Minion Skate Shoes* now £7. For girls there are Frozen Sandals* down to £7 and these cute Minnie Mouse Sunglasses* are now £2.50. There are big reductions on children's clothing, including character items, and baby clothing from just £1.20.

The home sale is also worth a look as there are some great buys on bedding, kitchen supplies and home accessories. The Wedding Sale looks great as well.  Although I can't see it specified I expect that the free delivery offer will finish at midnight, and the only exception is furniture, which incurs a separate delivery charge as bulky items.

BIG Savings On Selected Home Items: Starting From 50p @ Asda George

by Nada in Deals on 1 July, 2015 at 12:03 pm

BIG Savings On Selected Home Items: Starting From 50p @ Asda George

I don't know about you but I like to feather my nest. Buying cushions and little curiosities for around the house is therapeutic to me. The thing is homewares can be so very expensive but not if you shop carefully. Asda George are cheap all year round but it's even better when they have items reduced because you can get them for next to nothing. Just now they have cushions, vases and various other house pretties with money off.

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Education Minister Says Teachers Can Confiscate, Keep Or Destroy Unhealthy Lunchbox Items

by Heidi Scrimgeour in Misc on 1 July, 2015 at 11:45 am

Education Minister Says Teachers Can Confiscate, Keep Or Destroy Unhealthy Lunchbox Items

Remember the Essex school which banned kids from bringing unhealthy food into school in their lunch boxes?

The Department of Education has waded into the debate and ruled that schools CAN confiscate items of food from children's lunch boxes, if they contravene a healthy eating policy.

The Daily Mail reports:

"Teachers are free to take any item from pupils' lunchboxes if they think they are unhealthy or inappropriate, the government has said."

"Now ministers have backed the move, giving staff freedom to 'confiscate, keep or destroy' anything deemed to break school policies and setting out the procedure for carrying out lunchbox inspections."

The government's education minister has advised schools to talk to parents about the healthy eating policy, but says teachers may carry out lunchbox inspections to check for unhealthy food items. If an item of unhealthy food is a found in a child's lunch box - in breach of the school's healthy eating policy - staff then have the right to confiscate, keep or destroy the item.

It's bonkers, if you ask me. How on earth are schools going to determine what counts as an item of healthy food, and what does not? My kids take a fruit smoothie to school every day - which I know contains a considerable quantity of sugar - but I offset that against the fact that they'd sooner down one of those than eat a tub of grapes which will have been getting gradually warmer in a lunchbox kept in a stuff classroom all day.

Where will teachers draw the line? And how on earth does it make any sense to adopt a healthy eating policy at the same time as potentially wasting food by 'destroying' perfectly edible items which are deemed inappropriate?

I'd be livid if my child came home from school and said they'd had an item removed from their lunch box and destroyed. Confiscating food and returning it at home time is one thing - keeping it or destroying is a step too far.

But what's your view? Come and tell us over on our Facebook page.

Chad Valley Decorate Your Own Room Set £3.99 @ Argos

by Nada in Deals on 1 July, 2015 at 10:38 am

Chad Valley Decorate Your Own Room Set £3.99 @ Argos

Hubby and I were laughing at the fact my nine year old son has started to decorate his bedroom door. He stuck a list up of who is allowed in his room and who isn't. We encourage creativity with the kids as most parents do, so when I saw this Chad Valley Decorate Your Own Room Set for £3.99, I had to share. Argos have reduced the price of this set from £12.99 so it's a bargain at it's current price.

The thought of letting your child decorate their own room my have you recoiling in fear, but worry not there's no emulsion or gloss to be seen.

The Chad Valley Decorate Your Own Room Set contains a Canvas, Dreamcatcher Kit,Bunting Flags, Photo Frames and six Window Stickers. It also comes with all the bits to make these things, so there's plenty to keep your child occupied.  It's definitely a good set for rainy days, but can be done outside on those that are nice.

You can Reserve and Collect the Chad Valley Decorate Your Own Room for FREE from an Argos store or pay £3.95 to have it delivered to your door.

Order ANY Of The Selected Outdoor Toys & Get Same Day Delivery For 99p @ The Entertainer

by Nada in Deals on 1 July, 2015 at 10:20 am

 Order ANY Of The Selected Outdoor Toys & Get Same Day Delivery For 99p @ The Entertainer

Today, The Entertainer are offering Same Day Delivery for just 99p on an abundance of outdoor toys. It's a bit of a scorcher here so to be honest I could do with some water pistols to keep the kids happy and cool. Items start from only £3.50 in this offer which is fab, so for just £4.49 you can have a pack of Water Pistols* delivered TODAY.

The Entertainer use Shutl to courier their orders for Same Day Delivery, which means that only selected areas are covered. Mine isn't, so I am in a huff. If you are one of the lucky ones then make the most of it as Shutl delivery is usually quite costly.

There are lots of nice items included in this offer that the kids would have fun with today. Target Heads* is a really fun game for the whole family. Not only is it included in the offer but it's reduced to just £5 too.

These Minions Bowling Skittles* look like fun and are reduced to just £7.50. Keep them cool with the Five Star Dome Tent*, that's only £7.50 or how about this Small Play Pool* for £6?

Thanks to angelrox @ HUKD

Children's Character Clothing From £1.95 @ Lamaloli

by Nada in Deals on 1 July, 2015 at 9:55 am

Children's Character Clothing From £1.95 @ Lamaloli

It's amazing how kids willingness to dress themselves changes if you give them clothes plastered in Mickey Mouse or Elsa. A lot of my kids' clothes have characters on. My mum rarely bought me the clothes I wanted as a child, she liked me prim and proper, so I think I over-compensate for that. Lamaloli is a great place to pick up fun clothes for the kids and they are super duper cheap too. Childrenswear starts from only £1.95.

If your child likes all things Disney then you will have a field day picking between the masses on offer. This Mickey Mouse T-Shirt* was £6.25 and is now only £4.95. For just £3.49 you can get this Yellow Disney Princess Top*.

They have lots of cool Minions stuff too: Minions Royal Blue T-Shirt* was £7.95 now only £5.95 and Minions Guitar* for £49.95. How cool is that?

Home delivery costs £5.95 which I think is absolutely horrific. Spend £20 or more to get FREE delivery. If you are only wanting to order one or two things then it's worth ordering with a friend to split that delivery cost.

Thanks to andywedge @ HUKD

70% Off EVERYTHING Inc Sale (With Code) @ Daisy Street

by Nada in Deals on 1 July, 2015 at 9:31 am

70% Off EVERYTHING Inc Sale (With Code) @ Daisy Street

The sun is shining and you don't have any summer clothes because you spend the majority of your money on food shopping and/or on the kids. High fashion online retailer Daisy Street are offering 70% off EVERYTHING even there already reduced sale items. That means that you need not feel bad for spending on yourself. For that whopping discount, just enter promo code EXTRAOFF at the checkout.

I have never heard of Daisy Street before but they look along the lines of Boohoo.com and Select. I think with this 70% off code kicking about, they are most definitely worth a go.

Here are my top finds at Daisy Street: Kaius Pussy Bow Chiffon Blouse in Peach* was £19.99 code price £5.99, Jenny Bell Smock Dress* was £19.99 code price £5.99, Khloe Wide Leg Patterned Trousers* was £14.99 code price £4.50, Rahel Longline Lace Insert Sleeveless Blazer in Black* was £24.99 code price £7.50, Shawnette Fabric Lace Plimsolls in Monochrome* was £17.99 code price £5.40 and Mikaela Thong Gladiator Chunky Chain Flat Sandals in Black* was £19.99 code price £5.99.

Delivery isn't a bad price either at just £2.99.

Thanks to hello324 @ HUKD

Disney Princess Kitchen With 17 Piece Tea Set £25.42 (With Code) @ Toys R Us

by Nada in Deals on 1 July, 2015 at 8:44 am

Disney Princess Kitchen With 17 Piece Tea Set £25.42 (With Code) @ Toys R Us

The Disney Princess Kitchen with 17 Piece Tea Set is currently reduced at Toys R Us. It was £59.99 and is now only £29.96. That's a great deal, but listen up as we know how to get it for just £25.42.

Here's how:

  1. Add the Disney Princess Kitchen with 17 Piece Tea Set* to your cart.
  2. Then add this Cra-z-loom Ultimate Loom Band Refill* for 46p.
  3. Go to checkout and add coupon code 9908084429995 in the box.
  4. As those Loom Bands bump your order to over £30, the £5 off coupon works, bringing your total to just £25.42

The Disney Princess Kitchen makes real cooking noises like sizzling and bubbling. It's bright pink and very suitable for Princesses to cook on. It comes with a 17 piece tea set which means you don't have to buy utensils, pans, salt and pepper shakers, cups and saucers.

It is a reasonable size as well as price for a play kitchen and is an absolute must for those Disney Princess fans. Role play toys are always a great buy and tend to go down a treat.

You can Click and Collect your order from a Toys R Us near you or you can have it delivered to your home for £4.95.

Free Reusable Notebooks for Schools @ Magic Whiteboard

by Nada in Freebies on 30 June, 2015 at 9:55 pm

Free Reusable Notebooks for Schools @ Magic Whiteboard

Have you seen these Magic Notebooks? I hadn't until today. They are completely reusable and so eco friendly. Apparently, some modern thinking schools have them already. Ours don;t around here. Magic Whiteboard, the manufacturers of the Magic Notebooks are offering FREE Reusable Notebooks for Schools.

What can your school get?

  • A4 & A5 reusable whiteboard notebooks (plain & ruled)
  • A4 reusable Handwriting Notebooks
  • A4 reusable Music Manuscript Notebooks
  • A4 squared / gridded reusable whiteboard notebooks

You can apply for them in August but your school won't receive them until September. What you can do is email Magic Whiteboard now to get the ball rolling and they will send you details on how your school can get those Magic Notebooks.

Thanks to Holly100 @ HUKD

MORE Children's Footwear Bargains: Shoes From £9 Delivered @ Clarks

by Nada in Deals on 30 June, 2015 at 9:30 pm

MORE Children's Footwear Bargains: Shoes From £9 Delivered @ Clarks

A wee while back, I told you guys about the £10 pairs of Children's Shoes in the Clarks sale. This time I am telling you that they have added more and taken off more too. Now Children's Footwear starts at just £9. Clarks shoes are super popular so you might want to look at the new stuff sooner rather than later.

There are some lovely additions to the sale including sandals like these Ayla Moon* ones. They are reduced from £32 to just £22 delivered.

Some shoes have as much as 60-70% off: Adven Go Jnr* was £34 now £10 delivered, Club Solar Jnr* was £34 now £10 delivered, Epsie Play Inf* was £34 now £12 delivered , Dancewhirl Inf* was £32 now £10 and Dancestrut Inf* was £30 now £10 delivered.

Other great deals include: Halcy Walk Fst* was £20 now £10 delivered, Briley Fun Inf* was £22 now £15, Wing Ting* was £18 now £9 delivered and Halcy Hop Fst* was £20 now £15 delivered.

Don't worry if you are worried about whether they will fit or not, Clarks offer FREE delivery on orders and FREE returns.

Toddler Beds £49.99 @ Smyths Toys

by Lisa Hayes in Deals on 30 June, 2015 at 8:47 pm

Toddler Beds £49.99 @ Smyths Toys

Smyths Toys have just started a Sale on their Baby items, and although there aren't many big reductions these toddler beds stood out to me as great value. There are two different toddler beds that have been reduced to £49.99 each - a Minnie Mouse one, or a plain wooden one.

The wooden bed was already a good price at £59.99, but at less than £50 it's a great buy. The Disney Minnie Mouse Toddler Bed has an even bigger reduction, having been selling for £69.99 before the price cut, so you're saving £20 on that one.

Both take a normal toddler bed / cot bed sized mattress and bedding rather than a single size, and these can also be ordered from Smyths.

As both of these toddler beds are over the minimum spend for free delivery there are no extra charges to add on, so the £49.99 is all you will pay. Both of these are really cheap for a toddler bed, and are worth grabbing at this price while you can.

FLASH SALE: Summer Short Breaks from £128 per family @ Legoland Windsor Resort

by Lisa Hayes in Deals on 30 June, 2015 at 7:57 pm

FLASH SALE: Summer Short Breaks from £128 per family @ Legoland Windsor Resort

Legoland Resort Windsor have a 72 hour Flash Sale on right now with massive savings. Prices have been dropped for June, July and August meaning that a family of four can take a short break from as little as £128 for the family!

Kids go free on all weekends in July, you can get a second day in the park for free, plus there's 20% off food and drink too. This all adds up to big savings on the usual prices, so if you were thinking of taking the children this summer now is the time to book.

This flash sale is on until Midday on Thursday 2nd July, so you have until then to grab yourself a cheap stay, though the most popular dates are likely to get snapped up very quickly while this offer is on.

If you have been before then there are the new attractions of the Lego Friends Heartlake City to visit this year, so let us know what that's like!