Girlswear Clearance Sale @ Achica

by Heidi Scrimgeour in Deals on 23 August, 2014 at 6:00 pm

Girlswear Clearance Sale @ Achica

Are you an Achica member? I've never actually got round to exploring the members-only luxury lifestyle store but my fellow bargain hunters here at Playpennies tell me it's definitely worth joining. You will need to sign up as a member before you'll be able to browse the site or see their prices, but I've just done so via the 'sign in with Facebook' option and it literally took less than three seconds.

Why am I telling you all this? Because right now Achica are running a pretty nifty clearance sale on girlswear, so it's great timing if you want to stock a little lady's wardrobe for Autumn or even snap up a few bits and pieces for next summer!

This pretty spectacular Dollie & Me Violet Lily Tunic is reduced from £46 to £18.50 but you'd definitely need a youngster with a pretty flamboyant sense of style to carry it off! I love the premise of Dolly & Me girlswear though - they make matching fashions for girls from 6 months to 14 years, and their dolls. How awesome is that?

Or check out this gorgeous Jelly the Pug Cream Candy Holly dress, down from £39 to £14.50. Weird name, perhaps but totally gorgeous dress.

If you pop the voucher code WELCOME2014 into the relevant box at the basket checkout stage you'll also get £10 off your first order when you spend £20 or more. You'll find this discount code and other Achica voucher codes in our voucher section.

In addition, if you invite a friend to join Achica they'll get a £10 voucher to spend, and when they make a purchase you'll also get a £10 voucher.

UK mainland delivery starts at £4.99 and goes up to £29.99 depending on the weight of your parcel.

50 prints for 1p per print @ Snapfish

by Heidi Scrimgeour in Deals on 23 August, 2014 at 5:00 pm

50 prints for 1p per print @ Snapfish

The 1p per print deal is back at Snapfish! For a limited time you can order up to 50 prints for just 1p per print. Great timing if, like me, you've got lots of photographs of your summer which you've yet to get round to actually printing.

I am a big Snapfish fan - I've ordered photo gifts, prints and photo books from the several times in the past and always had excellent, speedy service.

I know that lots of us tend to opt for photo books these days instead of printing individual photographs, but I've noticed that my kids really love to hold an actual photograph in their hands or even rotate their favourite pics in kid-friendly frames on their bedroom walls.

Snapfish say their prints use archival-quality inks and photo paper that will last over 200 years, as well as industry-leading photo enhancement tools. Plus, you can choose from a matt or gloss finish.

Standard delivery for between 1 and 49 prints is just £1.49.

Mega Bloks Barbie Build 'n' Style Luxury Mansion Half Price £39.99 @ Argos

by Heidi Scrimgeour in Deals on 23 August, 2014 at 4:00 pm

Mega Bloks Barbie Build 'n' Style Luxury Mansion Half Price £39.99 @ Argos

There's £40 off the Mega Bloks Barbie Build 'n' Style Luxury Mansion at Argos right now - you can pick one up for either in-store collection or delivery for just £39.99 instead of £79.99.

Click here to order your Mega Bloks Barbie Build 'n' Style Luxury Mansion from Argos*

I was talking with some friends last night about the Barbie dolls we had when we were kids - we were all envious of the girl who owned Magic Moves Barbie - and at least two of us admitted to always feeling jealous of the girls we knew who had Skipper as well as Barbie.

ANYWAY... in four reviews, shoppers have rated this particular item 4.5 out of a possible 5 stars, with one customer saying:

"Thought this was over priced but the box is bigger than I thought so I'm very pleased. Igot this as a present for my 9 year old along with other items from this range and am surprised at how big it is."

It measures 35.6cm high by 61cm wide so you might want to factor that in to your space before you buy. The other reviewer says it was too tricky for a six-year-old to build so bear that in mind too - it might be one to set up on Christmas Eve under the cover of darkness, if you're thinking of buying it for Christmas.

It comes with Fab Girl Barbie and Teresa mini-fashion figures, and the mansion includes eight interchangeable rooms that can be built any way you like. There's even a working elevator as well as extra outfits and playset accessories.

Standard delivery from Argos is £3.95.

Martine McCutcheon Is Expecting A Baby Boy!

by Heidi Scrimgeour in Celebaby on 23 August, 2014 at 3:00 pm

Martine McCutcheon Is Expecting A Baby Boy!

Have you heard the happy news that Martine McCutcheon is pregnant?

The singer and actress is expecting her first baby with husband Jack McManus, a singer / songwriter. The couple already know that they're having a baby boy, and have shared about their baby joy with Hello magazine.

 We love a celebrity pregnancy announcement at the best of times, but Martine's is all the more joyous because it comes after illness, depression and hardship for Martine.

Hello magazine reports:

"Speaking about her joy, Martine, who revealed last year how she fought a secret seven-year battle with chronic fatigue syndrome ME, which led to severe depression, said: 'This pregnancy has brought us a joy we never knew existed.'"

"'As a woman in her late 30s who's experienced health problems, I thought I might have to accept that (motherhood) wasn't a path my life was going to take, but it would have been a great sadness in our lives if that had been the case.'" 

Martine's illness prevented her from being able to work, and consequently she was declared bankrupt - an experience she describes as "a terrible time in our lives". She says:

"'It's like finally the tides have turned. Great things are starting to happen on the work front, but more than anything, expecting our baby boy has given us clarity about what matters.'"

Even if you could care less about celebrity babies, you have to agree this is a pretty heart-warming story - there's no denying that a new baby can bring a special kind of joy and redirection to life, even after difficult times.

We wish Martine and Jack loads of happiness as their family grows.

10% Off Annual Maths & English Worksheet Subscription @ Teach My Kids

by Luschka van Onselen in Deals on 23 August, 2014 at 2:05 pm

10% Off Annual Maths & English Worksheet Subscription @ Teach My KidsTeach My Kids are offering a 10% discount on an annual subscription of Maths and English worksheets. To claim the offer, you need to use the discount code below. The regular price at the moment is £14.99 for a year's subscription, so with the code below you'll pay just £13.49.

Click here to claim 10% off from Teach My Kids using the codes below*

  • Discount: 10% off annual subscription
  • Expires: 31 August 2014
  • Discount Code: BACKTOSCHOOL10

At just over £1.10 a month, you will have access to worksheet based on the National Curriculum. These have been devised by an experienced teacher. The worksheets have been organised to save parents time and help children make progress throughout the school year. Flexibility has been built in to allow your child to follow topics as they are covered at your child's teacher at school.

You will be able to choose the year you require, and off you go. There's also a free trial if you want to see if it's for you first.

For this and other discounts codes from Teach My Kids as they come up, have a look at our voucher page.

Update: ASDA Baby & Toddler Event Now Live

by Luschka van Onselen in Deals on 23 August, 2014 at 12:20 pm

Update: ASDA Baby & Toddler Event Now LiveAs promised yesterday, here's a quick update with links of things you  can find at the ASDA Baby & Toddler event. A recap for those who haven't been following: the sale is currently on online but if you're wanting to find it instore you'll have to wait till Monday. Click on each of the links below to be taken to these hot items that we think may go fast.

Johnson's Baby Essentials -  normally £20, now reduced to £10, this set included  Baby Lotion, Baby Oil, Baby Gold Shampoo, Cotton Buds, Baby Bath, Baby Top-to-Toe Wash, Baby Bedtime Bath, and Baby Gentle Cleansing Wipes, so if that's what you're in the market for, it's a good price.

The Tommee Tippee Bottle Set Colour My World Feeding Bottles *set with pink, purple and green bottles is £10, and there's another set with just blue and green bottles*, for the same.

The Red Kite Cotton Tail Travel Cot Playmatis reduced to £12 from £15 and the weaning spoons are £2.

I don't know what the Bento style lunch boxes* were priced at before, but they're currently £5, which could be great for parent or child lunch boxes!

There are loads of items in the sale and as it's just started stock levels are still good.

Tassimo Coffee Maker £35 Delivered @ Costa Tassimo

by Luschka van Onselen in Deals on 23 August, 2014 at 11:51 am

Tassimo Coffee Maker £35 Delivered @ Costa Tassimo

The Tassimo T4 Machine is on offer for £35 delivered. You also get 2 x £10 vouchers in the box to use in six weeks and four months, on minimum £25 spends, so you'll be able to stockpile till the next offer on pods comes around.

Click here to order your Tassimo

  • Discount: 75% off the price of a Tassimo machine
  • Voucher Code: COSTATASSIMO

I bought one of these with the last Tassimo offer, and I have absolutely loved it! I must admit I was mortified with the amount of plastic we generated in the first week, but I found a recycling centre locally, so I'm feeling a bit better about that.  It's definitely worth getting if you like your coffee special.

For this and other Tassimo Voucher Codes, visit our voucher page.

8 Baby Face Cloths £1.96 Delivered @ Toys R Us

by Luschka van Onselen in Deals on 23 August, 2014 at 11:34 am

8 Baby Face Cloths £1.96 Delivered @ Toys R UsToys R Us have a free delivery offer on this weekend, which is a brilliant saving if you're looking to buy from them. Often even their sales aren't great because of that delivery charge, so this is a bonus indeed. One of the items we spotted is a set of 8 wash cloths for £1.96 available in either pink or blue, and delivered free. Bargain.

As a mum who cloth nappied both her children, I must say that once you've used cloth wipes for a while, it's really hard going back to disposables. Even if you only use cloth wipes for wet nappies and the abundance of daily opportunities for wiping faces and hands,  you'll save yourself a fortune on wet wipes over the baby years, and 8 or 16 extra bits of cloth aren't going to add massively to your wash pile, whether you use cloth nappies or not.

You will however, save yourself a fortune in wipes, and a lot of chemical exposure on little skins too.

These cloths are supposed to be really soft, and one reviewer actually complains that they're a bit too fluffy. No pleasing everyone, I suppose. They have lovely designs and are nice, gentle colours too. Overall the reviewers love them, and at under 25p each you can't really complain about much!

Thanks to MissSaver at HUKD

Kids Toys On Sale And Free Delivery @ TK Maxx

by Luschka van Onselen in Deals on 23 August, 2014 at 10:29 am

Kids Toys On Sale And Free Delivery @ TK MaxxTK Maxx has some great prices on kids toys at the moment and with free delivery this weekend it's a great time to start thinking of - ahem - gifting occasions. But if you can get gifts they'll love at prices you love, why not.

We love the Bosch Coffee Percolator* for £6. The kids toy replica coffee maker has child friendly functions and a real water filling option, so you can actually wet you lips on all those pretend coffees you'll have to drink. These are around £12 on eBay so a great saving, especially considering the free delivery.

We're also loving the Fancy Dress sale*! There are 4 Disney Princess dresses to choose from- Jasmin is out of stock - but each of these is currently only available in one size option, so check to see if it fits your needs before adding to the basket. If they're the size you need £7.99 is just great. Stock does look limited on these though, so act quick if you want one.

Have you found anything you like?

Girl’s Disney Frozen Pyjamas From £5.99 Delivered @ TKMaxx

by Karen McGinn in Deals on 23 August, 2014 at 9:53 am

Girl’s Disney Frozen Pyjamas From £5.99 Delivered @ TKMaxx

TKMaxx are offering free delivery with no minimum spend this weekend and I noticed they have a few pairs of girl’s Frozen pyjamas starting from £5.99.

They have the Pink Frozen Pyjamas Set in 18 months, 1 and 2 years,  the Pink & Black Frozen Pyjamas in 5, 7 and, 9 years,  the Red and White Frozen Pyjamas Set in age 9 years and the Girl's Frozen Top & PJ's in 5 years.

 It is rather hit and miss with the sizes as you can see but hopefully there’s one pair in the size you’re looking for. At this price, especially with that free delivery, they're a bit of a bargain, one to pick up now and out away for Christmas perhaps?

The free delivery from TKMaxx is running until midnight on Monday but I don't think these pyjamas will last until then. If you're not in the market for Frozen merchandise, check out some of the other items they have. There's a whole clearance section with up to 80% off here*. I'm a huge fan of TKMaxx but sometimes find the stores a little off putting as they can be packed and the items tend to get looked at and discarded everywhere! I'm going to make myself a coffee and have a good old browse. What about you?

Purely Simple Infant Starter Kit £2.96 & Microwave Steriliser £4.96 Delivered @ Babies R Us

by Karen McGinn in Deals on 23 August, 2014 at 8:22 am

Purely Simple Infant Starter Kit £2.96 & Microwave Steriliser £4.96 Delivered @ Babies R Us

The starter kit is £2.96 and the steriliser is just £4.96. If you choose to buy both together it’ll cost £7.92 and that's delivered.

I’m always a bit wary of RRP’s on stores own brands as let’s face it they can pluck a figure out of thin air and we have nothing to compare it to but this does look decent, especially if you’re on a budget, as a lot of new parents are.

In the starter kit you get 2 x 150ml bottles with slow flow teat, 2 x 260 bottles with slow flow teat, 1 x 0-6 month soother and 1 x bottle and teat brush. I’ve paid more for a bottle brush before, so if your baby gets on with these bottles, you’re onto a winner. There aren’t any reviews on them unfortunately but I’d probably give them a go at the price.

The steriliser holds up to four Babies R Us bottles and sterilises in four to eight minutes, depending on your microwave. Also includes the teat tongs too. Again no reviews on this one, so we’re going by what we see really.

You can reserve these for free by checking Babies R Us stock levels near you or opt for the free home delivery Heidi told you about yesterday*. If you are spending over £30, check out the Babies R Us voucher here first, you could shave another £5 off your total.

Glitch! Any 2 Kid's Beach Towels for £12 Only £4 At Checkout @ Tesco (Expired)

by Luschka van Onselen in Deals on 22 August, 2014 at 9:58 pm

Glitch! Any 2 Kid's Beach Towels for £12 Only £4 At Checkout @ Tesco (Expired)Tesco has an offer on beach towels at the moment with £12 for any two towels. However, if you put two towels in your basket head to the checkout, it takes £4 off, giving you both for £4. I've just tried it on two Hello Kitty towels and it's worked for me. It's definitely also working on the 1 Direction towels and St George's Cross.

Not much to say here - there are a few different towels in the offer, and even if you don't put one of the £4 towels in your basket, it takes £4 off at the checkout.

I expect these will all be out of stock in no time though!

Thanks to fluffykitty79 and lisasolo1 at HUKD

Single Duvet Sets £5 @ Tesco

by Luschka van Onselen in Deals on 22 August, 2014 at 9:33 pm

Single Duvet Sets £5 @ Tesco Sales on single duvets seem to have done the rounds the last few weeks, and now it's Tesco's turn to drop the prices on kids single bed duvet sets. They are down from £9  or £7.50 to £5, and you can order online right now while they are still in stock and collect them in store tomorrow. Many of these also qualify for clubcard boost, so you can get them for even less.

These aren't 'character' duvets, but more unusual ones, with images like cute pets, owls, sharks and a zebra. There are bunnies, giraffes and graffiti sets as well as puppy dogs. All very cute and great for the non-character driven.

The duvet sets from Tesco are polyester and cotton and they come with a matching pillow case.

They are machine washable and safe to tumble dry, with 'little or no ironing required'.

Honestly, at this price, it's worth having spares in the cupboard!

Thanks to jullie7 at HUKD


Frozen Backpack £5.70 Free C&C @ The Entertainer

by Luschka van Onselen in Deals on 22 August, 2014 at 8:16 pm

Frozen Backpack £5.70 Free C&C @ The Entertainer

The Entertainer are selling a Disney Frozen backpack for £6 reduced from £12, and with the code KUV6GUA you can get 5% off that, making it £5.70.

You can buy online and collect for free from The Entertainer, or you can have it delivered for £2.99.

You can only buy two of these bags per customer, but hopefully that'll satisfy the Frozen-lust of your back pack wielding small person.

This is a 12 litre Frozen Backpack with padded straps for more comfortable wearing, and a hanging loop on this rucksack meaning you can hang it on a peg or carry it in your hand - or probably hang it on a scooter handle if need be. You know  you'll be carrying it all at some point anyway.

The backpack has a lovely image of Anna, Elsa and Olaf on the front and is an ideal gift for any Disney Frozen fan.

Thanks to iolaxx at HUKD

Five Bonkers Things Babies Make You Do

by Heidi Scrimgeour in Features on 22 August, 2014 at 7:00 pm

Five Bonkers Things Babies Make You Do

Babies are brilliant - ah, those tiny kissable toes - but they also turn you bonkers. I’ve got three and I’m currently slap bang in the middle of the particular bonkers part of babyhood wherein I find myself resorting to desperate measures just to get my little darling to co-operate on daily basics like sleeping and eating. I bet you could add a few of your own to this list…

Click here to

ASDA's August Baby & Toddler Event Start Tomorrow Online

by Luschka van Onselen in Deals on 22 August, 2014 at 6:53 pm

ASDA's August Baby & Toddler Event Start Tomorrow OnlineYou've heard murmurings about it, I'm sure, but ASDA's August Baby And Toddler Event starts tomorrow online and Monday in store, and here are some of the fabulous offers you'll be able to find.

According to the press release we were sent earlier today, some of the offers we think you'll be excited about are:

  • Johnson's Baby Skincare Essentials Box for £10
  • Tommee Tippee Colour My World 6 Pack for £10
  • Fairy Non Bio Liquitabs for £5
  • Little Angels Washable Breast Pads £2
  • The 4-pack sleep suits are currently £7 and are listed in the sale, but with no new price yet,
  • and the Mamas & Papas Suitcase is currently listed at £10 and out of stock, but hopefully that'll be sorted by tomorrow and they'll be available for less.
  • Booster seat for £10

The sale starts in store on Monday, but if you want to be sure you get to pick up a bargain, you may want to place your orders online first thing. Make sure you check back here as we update the offers in the morning!

3 For 2 On Buzzing Brains Toys @ Kiddicare

by Heidi Scrimgeour in Deals on 22 August, 2014 at 4:56 pm

3 For 2 On Buzzing Brains Toys @ Kiddicare

Buzzing Brains toys are a big hit with babies at a couple of mum and toddler groups I go to. They're great value, decent quality and educational too! And right now at Kiddicare there's a 3 for 2 deal running on selected Buzzing Brains toys.

If you need a touch of shopping inspiration then what about this Amazing Water Wand? There's 50% off it so it's £2.49 right now, reduced from £4.99, and looks like just the thing to help bath time go with a splash!

Or this Buzzing Brains steering wheel toy is bound to be a hit with little back seat drivers - my lads had a toy like this and they absolutely loved it! Normally £19.99, it's now £13.99 and is included in the 3 for 2 deal.

Finally, I've got my eye on this cute classic wooden Buzzing Brains shape sorter? It's just £12.99, suitable for tots aged 12 months and over, and is also part of the 3 for 2 deal running right now at Kiddicare.

As usual, delivery is free from Kiddicare when you spend £29.99 or more.

Free Delivery On Everything This Weekend @ Toys R Us

by Heidi Scrimgeour in Deals on 22 August, 2014 at 4:17 pm

Free Delivery On Everything This Weekend @ Toys R Us

I know it's only August but this might be the weekend to start your Christmas shopping (don't tell me you've already started, please...) because there's free delivery on everything at Toys R Us!

Delivery will be free on anything you buy up until midnight on the 25th August 2014, but do note that the offer is limited to standard delivery services, with next day, named day and Saturday deliveries being excluded. It's also valid on anything you buy from Babies R Us!

Don't forget, too, that when you spend £30 or more and pop the voucher BIRTHDAY6 in the relevant box at the basket checkout stage, you'll get a discount of £5 off your order! You can check out this voucher code and others like it in our fabulous vouchers section.

And if you're stuck as to what to buy to make the most of the free delivery offer, then check out the Buy 2, Get 3rd free offer on all stationery right now. Just perfect for stocking up on your back to school stationery supplies. I do love a filled pencil case at this time of year, and with 2 kids to buy them for I can get a third one free to keep for a birthday pressie! This Transformers filled pencil case is only £6.99 and it's part of the three for the price of two deal. As is this Monster High filled pencil case. Bonus!

The free delivery offer is only available on orders placed online, on the Toys R Us mobile site or from their In-Store ordering kiosks.

Thanks to chuckiedoll @HUKD.

Toddler Boys' Clarks Shoes From £7.50 @ John Lewis

by Nada in Deals on 22 August, 2014 at 11:30 am

Toddler Boys' Clarks Shoes From £7.50 @ John Lewis

Wow! John Lewis can really slash prices on things and yet it's somewhere we think of as expensive. Check out these boys' Clarks shoes starting from only £7.50.  I was shocked too, so if you're on the look out for some quality footwear then you really need to hot foot it over to good old John Lewis.

Clarks shoes are the choice of many of us, when selecting our little precious ones first pair of shoes. They don't come cheap though. Well at John Lewis they certainly do, the Clarks Cruiser Crew shoes are only £12 a pair and were originally £26. They size three through to five (including half sizes), in an F or a G fitting .

I think the Clarks Casual Deck Shoes are ever so smart and are now only £13. These are leather shoes with a rubber sole and despite their name, look a bit more formal than the other styles. Available in size three and a half to four and a half, in a choice of F or G fitting.

The Clarks Little Chap canvas shoes are very casual and are only £7.50 now. Bizarrely, the size 2.5G is £8 but all other size are £7.50. These are fine for casual wear and play dates.

All of the Clarks shoes mentioned are available to collection from your local John Lewis or Waitrose store, free of charge. Delivery is an option at £3. I will point out that John Lewis do measure feet for free so it's maybe worth popping in.


Cloud B Gentle Giraffe Soothing Puppet £4.35 Delivered @ Amazon/Net_Price_Direct

by Nada in Deals on 22 August, 2014 at 10:44 am

Cloud B Gentle Giraffe Soothing Puppet £4.35 Delivered @ Amazon/Net_Price_Direct

Have you heard of Cloud B? They make beautiful toys to make your baby/child drift off to sleep. I am a huge fan and I have found an absolute bargain. Amazon seller, Net_Price_Direct are selling the Cloud B Gentle Giraffe Soothing Puppet for only £4.35 delivered. You can buy these direct from Cloud B for £24.57, so you can appreciate that is one heck of a bargain.

The Cloud B Gentle Giraffe Soothing Puppet is a soft toy with a difference. It has a removable gel pack hidden inside, which can be heated or cooled over and over again. When heated the Gentle Giraffe can be used to keep your child warm on cold nights. If your child has had a little accident then the pack can be cooled to sooth those bumps and bruises.

There's others to choose from like the Sleep Sheep or the Tranquil Ladybird. These are available from the same seller at greatly reduced prices as well as the Gentle Giraffe. Just click at the right hand side to find seller Net_Price_Direct to purchase these at these low prices.

These come packaged nicely and would make nice gifts for Christmas or birthdays. I know I will be buying one of each to tuck away for the festive season.