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John Lewis Boy Skater Trousers £5 @ John Lewis

by Luschka van Onselen in Deals on 16 August, 2014 at 8:24 pm

John Lewis Boy Skater Trousers £5 @ John LewisJohn Lewis is selling 'Boy Skater Trousers' for £5 reduced from £16 - £18. These are available in ages 2,3,4,5,7,8, 11 and 12, and far as I can tell they're all still in good stock. Not sure what happened to the 6 year old ones though!

If you have Avril Lavigne's 'Skater Boy' stuck in your head now, well, sorry about that.

These are casual, cotton trousers with an on-trend skate inspired look from John Lewis Boy, and available in navy blue. They have an elasticated waist and cuffs that will keep them feeling comfortable and give them freedom to move.

Team with canvas trainers and a bright tee to complete the laid back look.

They're a great price, although if you need it delivered you'll have to add £3, so if you can click and collect for free, that would be ideal.

Thanks to joanne250 at HUKD

Disney Princess Sofia Girls' Nightie £6.66 @ Argos

by Luschka van Onselen in Deals on 15 August, 2014 at 10:20 pm

Disney Princess Sofia Girls' Nightie £6.66 @ ArgosIf you bought the series of Disney Princess nighties at Argos a few months ago when they were all reduced, you'll be excited to know that there's a new edition out: Princess Sofia Girls' Nightie. It's £6.66, reduced from £9.99 and is in stock at the moment. Who knows how long it will stay though, if the other dresses are anything to go by!

I bought the Snow White nightie when it was in stock a few months back, and it was so lovely and well made, I was really mad at myself for not getting the rest while they were in stock - not a mistake I'm making on this one!

This gorgeous Princess Sofia dress in lilac has a frill and bow detailing, and features a princess Sofia image on the front. It's matching sparkling crown is included and if it doesn't make for sweet dreams, it should make for fabulous role play fun.

They are polyester, which isn't awesome for sleep, but if the one we have is anything to go by it's still comfortable enough for sleep.

The Princess Sofia night dress is available in 18 months to 5 years and can be washed at up to 40C.

Chad Valley Hello Kitty Fashion Boutique Bear Soft Toy £4.99 @ Argos

by Luschka van Onselen in Deals on 15 August, 2014 at 10:04 pm

Chad Valley Hello Kitty Fashion Boutique Bear Soft Toy £4.99 @ ArgosArgos are selling this cute little Hello Kitty soft toy at £4.99, reduced from £14.99 although previously sold at a more believable £5.99.  Delivery is £3.95, or you can click and collect in store.

If you have a hello kitty fan in the house, you'll know how much they would love this little soft toy and you can love the price too.

The Chad Valley Hello Kitty Fashion Boutique Bear Soft Toy comes wearing a cute little pink satin pyjama set with the signature printed Hello Kitty logo. She also has a bow in her hair.

What makes this a great gift, according to the reviews, is that it comes in a box set with a bow.

One of the reviewers mentions that it's a nice item for them to use their pocket money on while adding to the wardrobe, which is a nice idea. All the reviewers love it and are happy with it.

Strikes me as a good one for the gift drawer!

Kids Beanbag £4.99 @ Homebase

by Luschka van Onselen in Deals on 15 August, 2014 at 9:14 pm

Kids Beanbag £4.99 @ HomebaseHomebase have reduced their raspberry beanbags down to £4.99 from £9.99. They don't seem to be available for delivery and stock is about 50/50. I've checked three post codes and there is stock in 50 - 70% of the stores in each of those areas.  Hopefully they're in stock near you.

I love the Raspberry Beanbags from Homebase. I can envisage them in a reading corner, or seats around a fairy tea party table. I think they're just lovely! If I know how much my kids can fight over a single chair, I think it's great that you can essentially get two for the price of one. That should keep them both happy!

These have hard-wearing fabric for easy maintenance and cleaning -a  bonus with children - and is made from polyester. It's 38x43 cm in diameter, so a nice size, and easy to stick under the table and out the way when you don't want it.

Thanks to sabah2504 at HUKD

Loom Bands BOGOF 89p Delivered / BTGOF £1.28 Delivered @ Internet Gift Store

by Luschka van Onselen in Deals on 15 August, 2014 at 8:10 pm

Loom Bands BOGOF 89p Delivered / BTGOF £1.28 Delivered @ Internet Gift StoreOh how I love Internet Gift Store. If you catch their bargains early they are amazing bargains. For example they have buy one get one free on Loom Bands at the moment, so for 99p you get two packs delivered. Use the code ICLICKED and it'll take 10p off, and pay 89p for two packs delivered.

However, if you buy TWO and get two free, you can add the code FACEBOOK1 and take another 50p off  you get four packs delivered for £1.28.

Remember with IGS however that they do jack up the prices once an item gets hot, a little like Amazon do, but hopefully some of our readers can nab their loom bands at this price.

Deliver IS free. If you're not able to get free delivery, try to change your payment method. 

I think we all know what loom bands are by now, and I'm sure most of us have a band or ten lying around the house. If your kids are still looming to their hearts' content, this is a great little offer!

50 Temporary Tinkerbell & Friends Tattoos £3.44 Delivered @ eBay

by Luschka van Onselen in Deals on 14 August, 2014 at 9:38 pm

50 Temporary Tinkerbell & Friends Tattoos £3.44 Delivered @ eBayThere's a book full of temporary tattoos from the Tinkerbell movie series available for £3.44 delivered from eBay. 

There's honestly not a whole lot of information on these, but how hard can it be right? I am assuming they work like the little square goody bag fillers you can buy - cut out, wet, and stick on. Rub off with baby oil or olive oil.

The difference is these are really pretty, and perfect for a fairy party, or a fairy princess!

It's my daughter's birthday party in a few weeks and so far we've gone from 'mermaid party' to 'frozen party' to 'princess party' and just today I heard murmurs about a fairy party, so we'll have to see what comes next. She's sure running the gambit of girly themes though!

I love these temporary tattoos - they're different to the usual, would make nice goody bag fillers and fun party activities too.

Joules Wellies £10 Yeominis Wellies £8 @ GardenXL

by Luschka van Onselen in Deals on 14 August, 2014 at 8:52 pm

Joules Wellies £10 Yeominis Wellies £8 @ GardenXLGardenXL have a sale on wellies at the moment with loads of Joules wellies for kids reduced to £10 and Yeominis reduced to £8. There's a £3.95 delivery charge unless you spend £50. The sizes in stock are limited, with most of them erring on the side - or is that size - of toddlers, with a few exceptions.

We all know what wellies are and we all know what they're used for, so no point going on about that here, really! The wellies from GardenXL offer loads of variety, with options from pull ups, ones with handles and ones with a water resistant draw string cuff, puddleometer and safety reflectors.

What's a puddleometer I hear you ask? Yes, I had to look it up too - it's a puddle - o - meter at the back of the wellies so you can check how deep the puddle is. I can see hours of fun had with that one.

There are some really lovely styles in there, and they will go fast, so don't hang about if you're in the market for new wellies!

Five Shaped Children's Sandwich Cutters £8.89 @

by Luschka van Onselen in Deals on 14 August, 2014 at 7:25 pm

 Five Shaped Children's Sandwich Cutters £8.89 @ have five shaped children's sandwich cutters available at £8.89, with free delivery. This is an amazing price, as far as I'm concerned! A set of three is over £7 at Amazon, and individual cutters are currently reduced to £2.99 each at Amazon too. And to add insult, I just bought the dinosaurs second hand for £2 a few weeks ago!

Well, I know the first thing people always say about these cutters is how they waste so much bread, but if your kids are anything like mine, at the end of the day what you get back is a lunch box full of crusts! At least with the cutters you're preempting that and getting rid of the crusts (mine go into a bag in the freezer to be processed into breadcrumbs from time to time, or bread and butter pudding or whatever!)  and save yourself a gross lunch box at the end of the day.

In this set you'll get a butterfly, dinosaurs, a large and small elephant, two dolphins and a heart (cute!) and a transport set, with a train, boat, truck and bus.

Come on now, tell me PB&J doesn't taste better when it's cut up into shapes?!

Autumn Rooms From £25 & Kids Stay Free @ Travelodge

by Luschka van Onselen in Deals on 13 August, 2014 at 9:44 pm

Autumn Rooms From £25 & Kids Stay Free @ Travelodge
Travelodge has just released a bunch of rooms for the Autumn months if you are interested in booking a few days away later in the year.

You can enjoy family stays at great value with Travelodge where kids under 16 stay and also eat free breakfast. Travelodge have over 500 hotels in the UK, so there should be one near wherever you are wanting to go.  Travelodge also have large family rooms with pull-out beds available, and plenty of space for no extra cost in the family rooms.

  • Early autumn deals are the ones with the lowest saver room rates available (approx. 250,000 rooms at £25 or less) for stays 01 October up to 30 November 2014 (excludes London hotels).
  • Early Autumn London rooms offer have the lowest saver room rates available (approx. 26,000 Central London rooms at £59 or less and 50,000 Greater London rooms at £39 or less) for stays up to 31 October 2014. 

Or if you're still after some rooms for this summer, however, have a look at the Summer savers offers reflect the lowest saver room rates available (approx. 100,000 rooms at £29 or less) for stays up to 30 September 2014 (excludes London hotels).

Hopefully you can find a great price for a nice family trip.

Me To You Floral Lunch Bag And Bottle £3.09 Delivered @ Internet Gift Store (Expired)

by Luschka van Onselen in Deals on 13 August, 2014 at 9:08 pm

Me To You Floral Lunch Bag And Bottle £3.09 Delivered @ Internet Gift Store (Expired)Internet Gift Store has reinstated free delivery on all orders, with no minimum spend until the end of August. It's a little sad how much this excites me! One of the fabulous back to school bargains is the multi buy Me To You Lunch Bag and Drinks Bottle which is reduced to £3.99, down from £10.99, so a good £7 saving.

The codes ICLICKED and FACEBOOK1 are still valid, so you can use them to take another 90p off and the free delivery is automatically applied despite saying that you need to spend another £26.01 to qualify for free delivery.)

I've ordered a few things from Internet Gift Store now, including a few weeks ago the Me To You ice packs, which will match perfectly with the lunch bag and bottle.

With the discounts, the whole set delivered is cheaper than anywhere else I can think of as a delivered price.  And it's really cute too - I mean, who doesn't love Me To You - specifically when the whole set costs the same as just the water bottle does!


Thomas and Friends My First Trike £12.65 @ Amazon (Expired)

by Luschka van Onselen in Deals on 13 August, 2014 at 8:46 pm

Thomas and Friends My First Trike £12.65 @ Amazon (Expired)Amazon have a fab offer on the Thomas and Friends My First Trike, which they currently have for £12.65 instead of the £34.99. 

This fun and sturdy eye-catching trike will give your little one endless hours of enjoyment. Ideal first trike with colourful Thomas graphics - perfect for any Thomas fan!

This Thomas trike has a robust tubular steel frame for extra stability, and a removable parent handle, which itself has an adjustable handlebar height, and a seat height of 30cm.

At the back you'll find a small bucket for storage, and there's a front wheel clutch for free-wheeling.

Delivery is free from Amazon and while there are no reviews, it can't be too bad at £12.65.

Thanks to Angela on our Facebook page!

1 Ring Pool £2 @ ELC

by Luschka van Onselen in Deals on 13 August, 2014 at 10:38 am

1 Ring Pool £2 @ ELCELC is selling their 1 ring pool - read tiny pool - for the tiny price of £2. There's £2.95 delivery but click and collect is free.

There's not a lot to say about a one ring pool, really, except it's a pool with one ring.  Oh, and it has pretty good reviews.

The ELC one ring paddling pool is a great first pool for babies. Young children will enjoy splashing around in the water whilst sitting comfortably on the padded base. When the weather gets cooler you can also fill this pool with soft balls (available separately) for playing indoors.

This pool features an adorable fish design and includes a padded base.

This pool is suitable for children over 9 months and I expect stock will drop quickly at this price.

Thanks maribecx at HUKD

Kids Wellies £5 @ ASDA

by Luschka van Onselen in Deals on 13 August, 2014 at 10:20 am

Kids Wellies £5 @ ASDAASDA have a sale on kids wellies (and welly socks) for £5 instead of £9. The sale goes instore tomorrow, but for today it's just online, so ...

Click and collect is free, but delivery is £2.95.

These aren't the most exciting wellies you'll ever find, and it seem like the character ones aren't included in the sale, at least not the online one, but to be honest, if you're just after some shoes to get them through the next growth spurt and keep their feet dry, £5 wellies are the way to go.

Mr Tickle Wellington Boots* are about the only 'characters' available, but there's a nice looking blue and green Wellington Boot available, as well as a good blue and red Basic Wellington Boot*.

Hopefully the rest will become available tomorrow.

I do love the 2 Pack Alien Welly Socks* for £4 though, as Space Invader Welly Socks*.

Character Clothes From £2 @ ASDA

by Luschka van Onselen in Deals on 12 August, 2014 at 10:07 pm

Character Clothes From £2 @ ASDAASDA has a great little sale on Character clothes right now, with prices from £2. 

I guess Asda are busy clearing shelf space for the Baby event in a couple of weeks, and they have fab gems like Minnie Mouse Dribble Bibsa three pack for £2, Angry Birds SunglassesUltimate Spiderman Swim Trunksa really cute set of 2 Minnie BodysuitsCars Swimming Trunksand Mickey Coverallfor weaning or crafting.

Peppa Pig Nightdress is £3 as are Angry Birds Pyjama Bottoms and there is loads more to choose from too.

I don't always love Asda's quality, but to be fair my kids are growing so ridiculously fast that - especially for pyjamas that don't take too much battering - they pretty much last as long as they fit.

And at these prices you can't really argue.

Thanks to edandhen at HUKD

Kids Poolers £5.95 @ Joules

by Luschka van Onselen in Deals on 12 August, 2014 at 8:27 pm

Kids Poolers £5.95 @ Joules

**Sorry folks! Pink is out of stock!

Joules is selling pink and blue Pooler shoes for £5.95 right now, reduced from £16.95.  Delivery is £1, but if you are spending over £50 you can take £5 off your spend and get free delivery with the code BTS05. 

So, I've never actually heard of Pooler shoes, and being clueless at the center of the fashion industry, that is no surprise.

The Poolers are 'pool shoes' but more specifically they are perfect for the pebbly beaches. They have soft rubber uppers which I suspect makes them more comfortable than the blister manufacturing cheap beach side shop varieties!

If the waves and sunshine aren't enough to keep them clean, then you'll be happy to know that a bit of wipe down with a damp cloth should clean them right up.

Any one tried these? What do you think?

Thanks to Lynne Hodgson at HUKD

Zhu Zhu Pets Advent Calendar £3.35 Delivered @ Amazon (Expired)

by Luschka van Onselen in Deals on 12 August, 2014 at 7:06 pm

Zhu Zhu Pets Advent Calendar £3.35 Delivered @ Amazon (Expired)

I know it's really just that little bit early to be thinking about Advent Calendars but when something comes along that's basically a giveaway, you kind of have to go with it. Amazon seller net_price_direct are selling the Zhu Zhu Pets Advent Calendars for £1.99 and £1.95 delivered. This is cheaper than the same store are selling it on eBay, and £2 less than anywhere else on eBay, but £15 cheaper than other non-eBay stores. Bizarrely, if you buy two your shipping drops down to £1.72 and you can get two for £5.70 delivered. 

I love stuff like this rather than more sweets and chocolates for Christmas, and this set comes with six Mini Zhu Zhu Hamsters, and 18 accessories for Mini - Zhu Zhu Hamsters home world. The calendar itself turns into a flat for the Mini Zhu Zhus once it's done.

Suitable for ages 4 and up, the reviews on this are really good for even older kids, but many say that the pieces are very small, so really not suitable for smaller children.

I had to laugh at the negative review who complained that there 'wasn't even a door for Christmas'. Well, there's just no pleasing some folk.  Interestingly the people who loved it commented along the lines of "Just make sure you take out the stickers and floor from the box before day 1." I suppose being able to actually decorate and build each prop on the day adds to the value of the experience.

Papo Weapon Master Knight Castle £16.99 @ Amazon

by Luschka van Onselen in Deals on 12 August, 2014 at 1:29 pm

Papo Weapon Master Knight Castle £16.99 @ AmazonAmazon are selling the Papo Weapon Master Knight Castle for £16.99. It seems to come in and out of stock, and at this price, it's no surprise. I can't find it anywhere else for under £64! According to the blurb, it's available from the 20th, but you can pre-order now.

The Papo Weapon Master Castle is a castle within the Papo environments (knights) range. It is made from wood and according to the reviews is easy to assemble and take apart for storage, and should 'last for generations'.

This play set matches with the Papo range of figurines, although they don't all fit on the ledge of the castle, apparently. They aren't included either, so you will have to budget extra for them, though if I think of my own kids I know they'd be more than happy to incorporate their own existing toys.

Le Toy Van is incredibly good quality, normally, and rather expensive, so I think this is a great gift to have on hand for someone special.

Freebie! The Little Book Of Holiday Fun

by Luschka van Onselen in Freebies on 11 August, 2014 at 10:15 pm

Freebie! The Little Book Of Holiday FunWe're only just coming up for halfway through the school holidays here in my little corner of England, and if you're in the same boat and need some holiday fun and ideas, Halo's and Horns have a sweet eBook for you called The Little Book of Holiday Fun, free to download.

You can fill in your details and they'll post it to you or you can download it and print it yourself.

The Little Book of Holiday Fun contains ideas for Bath Time Fun, Creative Fun, Surviving the Car Journey, Beach Activities, Swimming and Splashing, The perfect family picnic, Back to Nature, Rainy Days and, to make sure it's usable beyond the holidays even a section on Autumn days.

Not bad for a freebie!

Lelli Kelly School Shoes From £29.90 Delivered With Free Gift @ KCMode

by Luschka van Onselen in Deals on 11 August, 2014 at 9:14 pm

Lelli Kelly School Shoes From £29.90 Delivered With Free Gift @ KCModeKCMode is selling Lelli Kelly School shoes with prices starting at £29.90. The Camilla, Elizabeth and Layla shoes are the ones at £29.90, while everywhere else they are over £40. They are offering free delivery with the code LKFDFREE and each pair of shoes is shipped with a free gift too.

I must say I quite like these shoes. They're different to the standard run of the mill shoes, and provide a little room for individuality and feminism in what can be a bland experience, school shoes.

The different shoes have different fits, and they are available from kids sizes 10 - 1.

Hopefully they'll also last a little longer than the cheaper options out there, and see you through the year - although I'd probably buy a little big with thick socks through the winter to make them last that little longer!

Disney Frozen Cosytime Toddler Bed £80.99 @ Price Right Home

by Luschka van Onselen in Deals on 11 August, 2014 at 7:53 pm

Disney Frozen Cosytime Toddler Bed £80.99 @ Price Right HomeThis isn't a deal so much as it seems to be the only place to find a Disney Frozen toddler bed - not the bedding, or the cushions, no my dears, the actual bed. Well, that will make a room, I think.  The bed is £89.99 delivered from Price Right Home, and I can't find a Frozen bed anywhere else to do a price comparison on.

Use the code FB2014 for 10% off.

You can choose this bed with or without a mattress and they give you three mattress options.

Without a mattress the Disney Frozen Bed is £80.99 and you can pre-order now for October delivery.

With a 7.6cm foam mattress, the bed costs £103.49 but it won't be dispatched until mid October.

With a deluxe foam mattress of 10cm, it will cost £106.19 with the same dispatch time, and with the fully sprung mattress it'll cost you £121.49.

This bed is a brand new design, and provides little ones a simple transition from cot to single bed. It has safety side to prevent falls off the bed and the headboard, footboard and safety sides are blow-moulded.

The Frozen bed itself is a tubular steel bed frame, so it should withstand toddler shenanigans and the graphics are printed on (not stickers).

It comes with step by step instructions that promise simple and fast assembly.