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Vtech Sofia's Tablet £13.22 @ Amazon

by Luschka van Onselen in Deals on 21 October, 2014 at 9:28 pm

Vtech Sofia's Tablet £13.22 @ AmazonAmazon have a great price on the VTech Sofia Tablet, reduced to £13.22 instead of £22.99. It qualifies for free delivery, so a nice little saving.  The Tablet is £22.99 at Argos and £23 at Boots.

This little tablet is a good gift for little people. It is just the right size for their hands, and teaches a range of areas, like language, vocabulary, phonics, music and more.

There are character buttons to hear responses, and pattern & memory activities that help develop logical thinking. The QWERTY keyboard promotes typing skills and the classical style melodies and magical sounds add to the enjoyment. 

The design is durable and there's volume control and automatic shut-off for long lasting play. 

The manufacturers description says these are good for kids from 24 months, but it doesn't say how long it's likely to keep a child's attention. Hopefully you'll get a good few years of play out of it!

Thanks to nic0000 at HUKD

Get A £10 Gift Card For £5 When You Spend £25 @ Build A Bear

by Luschka van Onselen in Deals on 21 October, 2014 at 8:47 pm

Get A £10 Gift Card For £5 When You Spend £25 @ Build A BearBuild A Bear are offering an essentially half price gift card when you spend £25 in store or online.

Once you've popped your items into the basket, and signed in - or continued without signing in - and you'll receive the following message:

Cubgratulations™! Your order qualifies you to get a £10.00 gift card for only £5.00! Give it as a gift or keep it for yourself – it’s up to you! Just click “Add to basket” below to add this special gift card offer to your order. Limit 1 discounted card per order.

You can't add it to the same order - i.e. you can't take £5 off of that spend - but you can keep it for the next time you shop at Build a Bear, essentially saving yourself £5. You can of course also gift it to someone. Either way, it's yours to do with as you please, but you only get one per order.

It's worth noting too, that you can make up your £25 out of anything - including sale items!

Thanks for the heads up Matzi2000 at HUKD

Free Printable Disney Stickers @ Disney Rewards

by Luschka van Onselen in Freebies on 21 October, 2014 at 8:14 pm

Free Printable Disney Stickers @ Disney RewardsDisney Rewards have these free printables that can be downloaded and printed off as much as you  like. As one clever cookie suggested, you can print it onto sticky paper and have DIY room decor, or stickers for the kids for one of the million things kids like stickers for.

The freebie consists of 2 A4 pages, featuring some of the most loved Disney characters, including Tinkerbell, Simba, Grumpy the Dwarf, and I think Dopey the Dwarf too. There's also the majority of the Mickey Mouse Club House crew and a few others too.

I love the idea of printing these on sticky paper, but regular paper will do fine too. Print them off and stick them on a straw or lollipop stick for stick puppets too. Lots of rainy day fun, and you don't even have to be crafty.

Thanks to n15hu at HUKD

Spend £10 On Amazon And Get £2 Free On Appstore For Android

by Luschka van Onselen in Deals on 21 October, 2014 at 11:26 am

Spend £10 On Amazon And Get £2 Free On Appstore For AndroidThis offer does pretty much what it says on the title: when you spend £10 on Amazon, they'll give you £2 to spend on the Appstore for Android. It may not sound huge, but it's technically a 20% 'freebie'.

Between 20-26 October 2014, spend £10 in a single order on item(s) dispatched from and sold by and receive a £2 promotional code to spend in the Amazon Appstore. When you've placed your order, your credit will be applied to your account automatically and you'll receive a confirmation email.

Your credit will be valid until 10 December 2014.

It's worth noting that Amazon apps can only be used on an Android device. Apps downloaded from the Amazon Appstore are not available on iPhones, iPads, Blackberries, Windows Phones or any other non-Android device.

I normally just go for free apps, unless I know for sure it's something I'll use a lot, but there are a couple I've thought about and this sounds like a good excuse to go or it!

Thanks to Chanchi32 at HUKD

Massive Toy Sale Up To 50% Off @ Smyths

by Luschka van Onselen in Deals on 21 October, 2014 at 11:08 am

Massive Toy Sale Up To 50% Off @ SmythsThere's up to 50% off toys online at Smyths right now, with some great bargains to be had.

There are a lot of toys in the sale, but not all of them have a lot off. A few where the savings are great are:

The Disney Princess Carriage Toddler Bed* is £145, down from £199. Argos have it for £179, so this is definitely the best price I can find it at. Perfect for a little girl's room, this one.

There are also Leapfrog LeapPad Ultra's on sale for £59.99, reduced from over £80, which in itself was a whole lot better than the £119 Boots is selling it for! You can get those in Pink* or Green*.

I know it's an up to 50% off sale, but the majority of stuff seems to have up to 25% off, really.

Do let us know if you manage to grab a bargain though!

My Little Pony Twilight Sparkles Rainbow Kingdom £25.99 @ Amazon

by Luschka van Onselen in Deals on 21 October, 2014 at 10:41 am

My Little Pony Twilight Sparkles Rainbow Kingdom £25.99 @ AmazonAmazon are selling My Little Pony Twilight Sparkle's Rainbow Kingdom for £25.99, reduced from £39.99. It's currently selling at that price at Toys R Us, and £29.99 at Argos.

The reviews on this product are pretty divided between adults and children. The children seem to love it - no surprises there - while the adults don't think it's particularly well made, and that it falls apart too easily for their liking. What that says to me is that my kids will love it, and I'll buy some superglue with it!

The castle comes with a special edition Princess Twilight Sparkle figure. Little ones can dress her with shoes, skirt, tiara and a bracelet.

It also comes with secret keys that 'unlock surprises' and the pony can sit in the slide car and go down the castle's slide.

It's definitely one of those things that's for fans, and not their parents, but I know for certain my kids would love it!

Kids Karrimor Sierra Jackets Pink £6.99/£10.98 Delivered @ Sports Direct

by Luschka van Onselen in Deals on 21 October, 2014 at 10:05 am

Kids Karrimor Sierra Jackets Pink £6.99/£10.98 Delivered @ Sports DirectSports Direct are selling kids Karrimor Sierra Jackets in pink for £6.99, reduced from an apparent £34.99. There's a £3.99 delivery fee if you spend under £100, totaling £10.98, which is still a good price.

I have been trying to scale down my kids' wardrobe (because there's enough in there to fill a shop!), but when it came to rain wear, I realise that one just isn't enough. If it's not wet, or somewhere drying, it's on, so I almost feel like they need three winter coats and rain jackets, to have any chance to stay dry!

The Karrimor Sierra Jacket Infants will keep you warm and protected from any harsh weather elements thanks to Weathertite fabric that is breathable, waterproof and windproof. This kids waterproof jacket is also designed with a fold away hood and storm guard collar for added protection from the weather. 

Available in sizes from 2 - 6 years, there doesn't seem to be any limits on stock just now.

There's also a blue jacket available, but it's price changes by size, starting at £8.50 and going up to £11.50.

LeapFrog LeapReader Junior Violet/Scout Book Pal £12.50 @ Amazon

by Luschka van Onselen in Deals on 21 October, 2014 at 8:45 am

LeapFrog LeapReader Junior Violet/Scout Book Pal £12.50 @ AmazonAmazon are selling the Leapfrog LeapReader Junior Violet or Scout book pal for £12. 50. Argos currently have it for £24.99 and Boots have it for £20, so £12.50 delivered is great.

My daughter has had the LeapFrog LeapReader since she was little, and I must say that it is hardy, robust, and beautifully designed for little hands to hold.

If you're not familiar with the Junior LeapReader, it is basically a book reader, giving kids audio to the specially printed pages. All they have to do is touch the LeapReader to a page, and the reader will 'read out' the story, as well as the surroundings, and sometimes with sound effects.

The LeapReader has to have the books stored on it, and can store up to five at a time, allowing children to move between them, and giving you the opportunity to give them 'fresh' books from time to time. The LeapReader comes with a book included, but there are over 15 books to choose from.

Each LeapReader Junior book introduces a different preschool skill—such as the alphabet, counting or social play—through 24 playful activities and more than 150 audio responses. Open-ended questions and fun sound effects encourage children to take charge, as they touch any part of any page to bring words, pictures or activities to life!

Each book also has learning themes, like the included sampler book teaches: time & patience, daily routines, and plant life cycles and is appropriate for children aged 1 to 4 years.

Halloween Dracula Dress-Up Costume £3 @ F&F

by Luschka van Onselen in Deals on 19 October, 2014 at 10:01 pm

Halloween Dracula Dress-Up Costume £3 @ F&FF&F @ Tesco are selling this Dracula Dress-up costume for just £3, and while delivery will cost you £3.95, you still have plenty time to click & collect for free.  Tesco have been reducing fancy dress items here and there over the last few weeks, but a lot of it seems to have been in store only, so it's great to find some in stock, online and half price.

If you're heading out trick or treating this Halloween, you'll find a few treats at Tesco right now. At the moment they have the Dracula cape with an integrated waistcoat and Dracula mask for the complete scarer-look.

This item 'slips on', so it will be easy to get on and off and it's still available in 4 sizes for ages 3 - 10. At the moment there seems to be good stock on all sizes.

There's a question on the HUKD thread about the quality of these, and as one comment responded, it's really for one night, and costs £3, so it should last just fine, and any extra use is a bonus.

Thanks to devil109 at HUKD

Marvel Readers Collection 15-Book Slipcase £14.99 Delivered @ The Book People

by Luschka van Onselen in Deals on 19 October, 2014 at 9:40 pm

Marvel Readers Collection 15-Book Slipcase £14.99 Delivered @ The Book PeopleThe Book People  is selling the Marvel Readers Collection of 15 books for £14.99, and if you use the code SPEND10 you'll get free delivery too. If you buy a few more items and go over £15 or £20 you can also use the codes WINGS or AFLEMON for 10% off your order.

I love books that are all about encouraging young people to read, and this is just such a set, as it's designed with early readers in mind. It contains facts, stats and artwork that's age-appropriate for children aged 5 and over, and is bright, bold and engaging.
Superhero fans will be fascinated as they learn how Peter Parker developed his powers to become the friendly neighbourhood Spider-Man, discover the story of the X-Men, meet the Fantastic Four and the Avengers - the Earth's mightiest heroes.

Titles in this collection include The X-Men School, Spider-Man Worst Enemies, Spider-Man The Amazing Story, Meet the X-Men,  Greatest Battles, Amazing Powers, Spider-Man Amazing Powers, X-Men How It All Began, Fantastic Four Evil Adversaries,The Story of Spider-Man, Fantastic Four The World's Greatest Superteam, Avengers Assemble, The World's Mightiest Super Hero Team, Iron Man Friends and Enemies, The Rise of Iron Man.

Personally, I think these would be super party bag fillers!

Thanks to edandhen at HUKD

Peppa Pig On The Go Playset £20 @ ASDA

by Luschka van Onselen in Deals on 19 October, 2014 at 8:39 pm

Peppa Pig On The Go Playset £20 @ ASDAASDA are selling the Peppa Pig On The Go Playset for £20 reduced from £40. The set includes the Roundabout and Train as standard, but you will also received either the slide or car, but you don't seem to be able to choose.

For a pig this little girl has a lot of fans, I'm not even sure why! The playset gives you lots of play activities and opportunities and little ones should love them.

Peppa is a loveable, cheeky little piggy who lives with her little brother George, Mummy Pig and Daddy Pig. Peppa’s favourite things include playing games, dressing up, days out and jumping in muddy puddles. Her adventures always end happily with loud snorts of laughter

Grandpa's Train is a free-wheeling train that doesn't require any batteries, and the roundabout moves too. It does connect to other Peppa Pig Playground playsets too, which is great for a build your own playground.

The Push and Go car is also free-wheeling and doesn't include batteries either.

The play set includes Peppa Pig, George, Mummy Pig, Daddy Pig, Rebecca Rabbit and Mummy Rabbit, Suzie Sheep and Mummy Sheep, so it's a lot of toy for your money.

Thanks to lazyhead at HUKD

Galt Toys Fairy Craft Sets £3 @ Amazon

by Luschka van Onselen in Deals on 18 October, 2014 at 10:08 pm

Galt Toys Fairy Craft Sets £3 @ AmazonAmazon have reduced the price of some of their Galt toys to just £3. Obviously unless you have Prime, you'll have to spend over £10 for free delivery, but these are such great gifts to have on hand for birthday parties or other impromptu gift occasions.

The Shrinking Fairy Set lets you make cool fairy charm jewellery by colouring in the fairy charm pictures with the pencils provided. You then pop them in the oven and watch them shrink into hard plastic charms - my kids love watching them!

The charms can then be mounted on to earrings, a ring or hairclips and more.

The Fairy Sewing Kit is an ideal first sewing kit. Using the kit you can make an owl bag, a toadstool purse and a butterfly notepad. The kit lets you stitch the parts together and decorate it with stick-on gems. Galt suggest this gift is suitable from 5 years old.

Personally I'm buying four of these to take me over the £10 limit, and give me three nice little gifts for the myriad of birthday parties my girlie gets invited to.

10 Christmas Books £10 Delivered @ The Book People

by Luschka van Onselen in Deals on 18 October, 2014 at 8:59 pm

10 Christmas Books £10 Delivered @ The Book PeopleHave you seen the pictures of 'book advent calendars' that go round every year? If you've ever wanted to set one up for Christmas, the 10 book set from The Book People is £10, plus £2.95 delivery. If you spend over £10 the code TREAT10 should still give you free delivery, and if you spend over £15, the code WINGS gives you 10% off. Finally, the code  SPEND10 gives you free delivery on a £10 shop, making it work just fine on this order!

The way the book advent works is simple - you wrap up each book with a number and every day of December, you open the book corresponding to the number. Last year we went a step further and also had an activity calendar to match, so if the kids in the Christmas story went ice skating, we also went ice skating. If they made gingerbread men, so did we. Obviously I knew what was coming in advance, so that I could plan and book in advance and so on, but it was a very magical experience for myself and the kids and I can't wait to do it again this year.

The books in this set are :

  • Silent Night - Juliet Groom, Tim Warnes
  • Lost in the Snow - Linda Jennings, Alison Edgson
  • One Magical Christmas - Alice Wood
  • The Best Christmas Ever! - Marni McGee, Gavin Scott
  • Little Penguin Lost - Tracey Corderoy, Gavin Scott
  • The Little White Owl - Tracey Corderoy, Jane Chapman
  • I've Seen Santa - David Bedford, Tim Warnes
  • Is it Christmas Yet? - Jane Chapman
  • Grumpy Badger's Christmas - Paul Bright, Jane Chapman
  • Christmas With You - Julian Hubery, Victoria Ball

You may have to get creative - especially with Silent Night! But hopefully you'll be well on your way to your Book advent!

Find this and other The Book People codes over on our voucher page!

Free: Minecraft Kindle Books for Kids

by Luschka van Onselen in Freebies on 17 October, 2014 at 10:04 pm

Free: Minecraft Kindle Books for KidsHead over to Amazon right now for The Complete Minecraft Book Series on Kindle completely free.

Each of these Minecraft books has an original storyline and can be read on it’s own. They do not need to be read in order either, which is useful if you're sharing with others. 

The books are suitable for children from around 8 and up, and should be loved by Minecraft fans. I think it could be a good way to get kids into reading too. 

This free set includes: 

  • Trapped in Minecraft: Spud’s Thrilling Adventure in the Overworld
  • Stories from the Skylands
  • Escape from Minecraft: Buck Descends into the Caves
  • Herobrine Invades the Overworld

Happy reading!

Kids Clothing From £2 @ Peacocks With 99p Delivery This Weekend

by Luschka van Onselen in Deals on 17 October, 2014 at 9:41 pm

Kids Clothing From £2 @ Peacocks With 99p Delivery This WeekendPeacocks have a sale on at the moment with up to 50% off, and for this weekend only, there's delivery from just 99p.

There are girls t-shirts from £2, and 3-packs from £4, all great for layering.

Girls' skirt and leggings sets are available from £4, and pull on jeans from £6.

On the boys side of the isle, there's a t-shirt at £1.50, and trousers from £5. There are also 2-pack polo shirts from £6 and pull up jeans from £7.

For Angry Bird fans there's a onesie for £9 too.

And while you're shopping for little ones, don't forget yourself either! There are women's t's for around £5, with short sleeves, and long sleeves. It can get so hot indoors in the winter, it's all about layers!

The prices are okay, but with this wet, cold and rainy weather I love that I can order online for 99p and not set a foot outside!

Elsa, Anna, Olaf & Kristoff Masks £2.04 Delivered @ IGS

by Luschka van Onselen in Deals on 16 October, 2014 at 10:47 pm

Elsa, Anna, Olaf & Kristoff Masks £2.04 Delivered @ IGS

Internet Gift Store are selling Disney Frozen's Elsa, Anna, Olaf & Kristoff masks for £2.54, but if you use the codes FACEBOOK1 and ICLICKED, you can get that reduced to £2.04, with free delivery; perfect if you have a little fan who wants to dress up like a beloved character over the Halloween period.

The Disney Frozen masks are all made from high quality durable card, with eye holes and an elastic strap. They're approximately 12x8 inches in size, and while they look a bit creepy in the pictures, once you put kids in them, they should look better. Although I'm  still not convinced about Olaf's teeth being the eyes! Brings a whole new meaning to the idea 'eye-teeth'!

I think these would be a perfect little finishing touch to all the Elsa & Anna dresses we've seen fly off the shelves over the last few months, don't you?

Buy One Get One Half Price On Halloween @ Claire's

by Luschka van Onselen in Deals on 16 October, 2014 at 10:03 pm

Buy One Get One Half Price On Halloween @ Claire'sClaire's Accessories have a great offer for those of you planning some trick or treating in a couple of weeks: buy one get one free on Halloween goodies using the code below. Use the codes below for the Buy One Get One Half Price, then another 5% off using the codes HALLOHP and HALLO5.

If Halloween's not really your thing, you can also take 3 for 2 on Hair & Jewellery as well as make-up, and there's an extra 30% off sale items too!

If you're dressing up yourself for Halloween have a look at the fabulous kits at Claire's, for £40. Even if you don't want the full get-up there are face stickers and jewellery items and a whole lot for under £5. Do buy smart though - if you're buying two expensive kits, make sure to buy them in the same order, so that you don't get the smaller set for half price!

What do you normally do for Halloween?

For this and other Claire's voucher codes visit our voucher page.

Kids Toys & Clothes Under £10 @ House Of Fraser

by Luschka van Onselen in Deals on 16 October, 2014 at 9:24 pm

Kids Toys & Clothes Under £10 @ House Of Fraser

House of Fraser have a sale on this weekend with kids clothes and toys for under £10, with prices starting from 60p. Free delivery is available for orders over £50, but £3 if under, and free delivery to your local store.

There's a lovely array of boys clothing at House of Fraser, which is nice since boys normally come up short in sales! While there are a lot of t-shirts and 'summer' clothes, there's also some long sleeved bits, and a lot of great looking items for layering.

In toys there are wooden letters from 60p, great for doing some room decor or welcoming a new little one to the family. The cute little bear above is down to £1.99 from £7.99. There are loads of little stocking filler and secret Santa kinds of gifts, from £2, like juggling balls, a Winnie the Pooh travel game, and loads more!

VTech Baby Toot-Toot Drivers Big Fire Engine £16.71 @ Amazon

by Luschka van Onselen in Deals on 15 October, 2014 at 9:46 pm

VTech Baby Toot-Toot Drivers Big Fire Engine £16.71 @ Amazon

Amazon have the VTech Baby Toot-Toot drivers Big Fire Engine on sale for £16.71 delivered. The same toy is £22.98 at Smyths (delivered), and £25.92 at ASDA, so if you're looking to add it to your collection.

I saw the advert on TV recently where they have the whole set laid out on the living room floor. It looks like so much fun!

The Toot-Toot Drivers Big Fire Engine is full of fun. This chunky fire engine and its mini friend are perfectly sized for little hands. The big engine's manipulative features include an extending ladder, big press button, and sliding fire extinguisher; it also includes three SmartPoint locations that trigger fun sounds and phrases. Press the small fire engine's light-up screen to activate three sing-along songs, six melodies, and realistic sound effects.

We know you love the Toot Toot toys when they come up, so having them come up on sale is always a bonus.

Happy shopping & Happy playing!

Massive 25% Off TONIGHT ONLY @ The Book People

by Luschka van Onselen in Deals on 15 October, 2014 at 8:54 pm

Massive 25% Off TONIGHT ONLY @ The Book PeopleThe Book People have a whopping 25% off for today only - meaning you only have a few hours left to take advantage of this offer. It doesn't seem to work with other vouchers though. Delivery is free on orders over £25, otherwise it's £2.95.

Click here for bargains at The Book People*

  • Discount: 25%
  • Expires: 15 October 2014
  • Discount Code: GIFT25

There doesn't seem to be a minimum spend on this offer from The Book People, but it's worth considering the delivery fee and making that money count for you!

The ever popular 10 book Julia Donaldson set* is down to £8.99 with the code, and Aliens Love Underpants*5 book set is down to £5.99 and the Disney's Frozen: The Essential Guideis down to £2.99.

There are great bargains here tonight folks! Grab 'em while they're hot!

For this and other discount codes from The Book People, see our voucher page.

Thanks to neilrcattermole at HUKD