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20% Off Toys, Gifts And Games @ Sports Direct

by Luschka van Onselen in Deals on 27 July, 2014 at 9:34 am

20% Off Toys, Gifts And Games @ Sports DirectWe've already mentioned the Sports Direct sale this morning, and with 20% off there are so many great toy deals that it's well worth a mention on it's own.

If you're looking for inspiration, here are a few of our favourite finds:

  • This Disney Frozen Short Sleeve T Shirt* is ideal for any young fan of the film with a large character print to the chest with glitter detail. This girls t-shirt benefits from a ribbed crew neckline and short sleeves for a comfortable fit. £4.79.
  • The Smart Science Kit* is a great toy for your budding scientist with plenty of experiments for you to try, a great way to keep both kids and adults entertained for hours and at £3.60 it's a fab find.
  • The Disney Character Pretend Playsets* are perfect for your kids to dress up as their favourite Disney character, featuring dress up clothes and props, perfect for long afternoons of play at £4.80 each, and you can choose from Barbie, Cinderella or other random princesses.
  • The Kandytoys Paint by Numbers Set *is a perfect gift for young children, it will be them occupied and allow them to be creative. This paint by numbers set comes with 10 paint pots, 1 paint brush and a practice sheet for them to practice on before taking the paint to the final piece. This set is £1.60.
  • At £3.20 this 10-piece Edco 10 Piece Truck Playset* saves your toys from a forest fire or a burning building.
  • Your little one can get creative with this Smart Block Tech Construction Set*, including everything to build your very own digger, crane, construction platforms, tipper truck and complete with construction workers for £6.80.

I'm pretty sure you could get much of your Christmas shopping done in this sale!

20% Off Everything @ Sports Direct

by Luschka van Onselen in Deals on 27 July, 2014 at 8:28 am

20% Off Everything @ Sports DirectWe told you through the week that we'd be up bright and early today to browse around Sports Direct and see if we could see any savings. You are of course welcome to do so for yourself too, just take 20% off everything with the code below.  There's still a £3.99 delivery charge, which is cheaper than the £5.99 collect from store fee, but depending on what you're buying, it's worth it!

Take 20% off everything at Sports Direct*

  • Discount: 20% off everything
  • Restrictions: None
  • Discount Code: SUN20

The code does seem to apply to everything. I tried it on this season's (I'm told!) Liverpool shirt and it reduced it from £34.99 to £27.99.

A pair of 99p Miss Fiori Canvas Shoes came down from 99p to 79p and Sketchers Twinkle Toes which were down from £34 to £22 anyway, are now £17.60! Crocs are coming up at £7.99 with the code applied too.

The Dunlop Trampoline we shared last week at £7.49 is now £5.99 too.

Head on over there now. The sale has been highly anticipated, I'd say, so stocks may move really fast!

Skylanders Plastic Dinnerware Set £1.74 Delivered @ Internet Gift Store

by Luschka van Onselen in Deals on 26 July, 2014 at 9:57 pm

Skylanders Plastic Dinnerware Set £1.74 Delivered @ Internet Gift StoreInternet Gift Store are selling the Skylanders Plastic Dinnerware Set for £2.49, but using the codes ICLICKED and FACEBOOK1 you can reduce that to £1.74. It will add £3.50 delivery on, but when you actually go to check out, it will remove it and your total will be £1.74.  Remember that IGS changes the prices as stock starts flying so they do change the prices eventually. 

The Skylanders plastic dinnerware set contains three pieces, a plate, bowl and cup. All the pieces are decorated with Skylanders Giants imagery.

There's also a cutlery set for £1.99, which with the discounts applied is £1.29.

Not too bad, really - and they free delivery really helps!

Smart Trike 3-in-1 Carnival Red £26.84 @ Amazon

by Luschka van Onselen in Deals on 26 July, 2014 at 9:02 pm

Smart Trike 3-in-1 Carnival Red £26.84 @ AmazonAmazon are currently selling the Carnival Smart Trike in red for just £26.84. We have a Smart Trike that cost well over £100, so I think this is a fantastic price, and I'd move fast to grab it - you know how Amazon likes to chop and change prices!

This version of the Smart Trike comes with a removable touch steering parent handle, which is great if kids want a bit of autonomy (like in the garden, say). There's  press-out clutch on the swivel wheel for freewheeling, or steering- I didn't realise this at first as was so annoyed that the kids could change our direction!

The wheels are dual component rubber too, so should make for a quieter, smoother ride.

There's a mudgaurd navigator button which lets you switch from parent Touch Steering to child ride-control - it sounds a lot more high tech than it is!

There are also removable hand rest protectors - ie. a safety bar you don't really need in older kids - and a removable canopy, and basket with a closing lid.

It's a brilliant buy, perfect for summer when a buggy is too heavy or too hot, and the kids just love it, in my experience!

Mega Bloks Thomas Mega Table £24.99 @ Argos

by Luschka van Onselen in Deals on 26 July, 2014 at 7:51 pm

Mega Bloks Thomas Mega Table £24.99 @ Argos Argos has this Mega Bloks Thomas Mega Table, on offer for £24.99 reduced from £49.99. There's a similar one on sale at Boots, but £19.99, but I think they're sold out as I couldn't put one in my basket, despite no 'out of stock' notice. I've checked stock here and there's plenty available, as well as home delivery.

Every day is an adventure on the Island of Sodor with the Busy Day at Knapford building table by Mega Bloks Thomas and Friends, part of the junior builders collection. The convenient table provides a snappy platform for independent play and interactive discovery, with colourful Junior Builders blocks and stickers to recreate Knapford Sheds.

The table has 65 pieces, including removable building plates and tracks, as well as stickers to decorate the blocks for lots of busy fun on the Island of Sodor.

This portable play set has easily foldable table legs for quick, practical storage, and is compatible with all Mega Bloks Junior Builders playsets. You can also combine with other Mega Bloks Thomas and Friends playsets to build a world of Thomas adventures.

Thanks to abbyd93 at HUKD

Chad Valley Boys' Sunsafe Suit and Hat Set 99p @ Argos

by Luschka van Onselen in Deals on 26 July, 2014 at 6:32 pm

Chad Valley Boys' Sunsafe Suit and Hat Set 99p @ ArgosI've just checked stock on this Chad Valley Boys Sunsafe Suit that Argos is selling for 99p and while it is very hit and miss, I did find it within 10 miles of all four post codes I checked. This will go fast though, there's no doubt about that, so if you want it, grab it now. 

While Argos says for boys I can't see a reason why a girl can't wear it too!

Available for children aged 12 months to 5 years, this sunsafe suit offers "superb protection against the sun". There are different prices for different sizes, but the ages 3 - 5 are the 99p ones.

This Chad Valley sunsafe hat and suit set is ideal for those super sunny days. This comfortable all-in one polyester construction, complete with mid sleeves and turtle neck collar, features a colourful and playful giraffe and monkey print, and gives you peace of mind as they play safely in the sun.

It's an amazing price, and you won't all have one near you, but if you do, you're getting a bargain!

Easiest Ever Dairy Free And Egg Free Chocolate Cake

by Luschka van Onselen in Misc on 26 July, 2014 at 2:15 pm

Easiest Ever Dairy Free And Egg Free Chocolate Cake

We know that loads of you have little ones with dairy or egg allergies, and sometimes it can be a real pain to give them a bit of a treat. I've been making this Vegan chocolate cake for years for friends who can't have egg or dairy so when Beth asked on Facebook about and egg and dairy free chocolate cake, I thought I'd share this one! It's so good we sometimes make it even though we're not egg or dairy free. Unlike a lot of other 'free from' products, you'd never know it was!

To make it even better, you can mix it up in one bowl, and bake it in the same, so less washing up too!

Sparkle Anna £15 Delivered @ Amazon

by Luschka van Onselen in Deals on 26 July, 2014 at 8:59 am

Sparkle Anna £15 Delivered @ AmazonThe Sparkle Anna doll is currently on offer at Amazon for £15 delivered. I'm pretty sure that's the best price we've had it so far, but you know what Amazon are like - they chop and change prices all the time, so hop on over to Amazon and grab that up if you're still after one!

The skirt on this Anna is removable and she comes with a pink cape with high black collar and a golden clasp as well as a sparkling pink tiara, boots.

The black boots feature adorable moulded lace detail.  Her hair is styled in two classic braids and topped with a sparkling pink tiara. This Anna is aimed at children aged 3+.

With thanks to audbod31@HUKD

Roald Dahl 15 Book Collection £13.59 Delivered @ The Book People

by Luschka van Onselen in Deals on 25 July, 2014 at 9:26 pm

Roald Dahl 15 Book Collection £13.59 Delivered @ The Book PeopleThe Book People have two current discount codes right now which give you both free delivery on spends over £10, and give you 15% off too. The Roald Dahl collection is currently reduced to £15.99 anyway, but add the code ICEPOP and it'll take £15.99 down to £13.59 and then the code HELLOBOOK gives you free delivery too. 

When you click on the link above, you'll need to add the collection to your basket. You'll then need to go through the checkout procedure and on the page where you'd add your payment details, you'll be asked for coupon codes. You can add one, then the other since they stack together.

With striking new jackets and a new slipcase, all adorned with Quentin Blake's timeless illustrations, this 15-book collection brings together all of Roald Dahl's classic children's novels. Stories that have shocked, excited, entertained and delighted generations of children, this great value collection includes the likes of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda, The BFG and Fantastic Mr Fox. The iconic characters, hilarious settings and unforgettable storylines make this set of Roald Dahl books an essential addition to your child's bookshelf.

This is a great price for a set that looks lovely and a bunch of stories that will appeal to many an imaginative little person!

Thanks to GAskham at HUKD

Hedstrom See Saw £15.74 @ Amazon

by Luschka van Onselen in Deals on 25 July, 2014 at 9:00 pm

Hedstrom See Saw £15.74 @ AmazonWe had this Hedstrom See Saw on Amazon a few weeks ago for over £17, but right now it's £15.74 delivered.

These Hedstrom See Saws look fantastic. The reviews on them are great too, and parents and children alike seem to love them.

They are made with a robust steel powder coated frame and have chunky blow moulded seats. Assembled they come up to about 60cm and 194cm long, and since they rotate 360 degrees, you'll have to have a good almost 2m diameter clear for them.

One of the reviews mentions that the spike under the seat will tear up your garden so you may end up with a bit of a moat around your see saw, but they do seem to be totally worth it. Everyone loves them and at the price, I don't think you can go wrong!

Free Family Fun Day @ Select Krispy Kreme Stores This Weekend

by Luschka van Onselen in Freebies on 25 July, 2014 at 8:00 pm

Free Family Fun Day @ Select Krispy Kreme Stores This WeekendSaturday and Sunday - this weekend - sees select Krispy Kremes around the country putting on a family fun day.

The participating stores are Bluewater, Bristol Avonmeads, Edinburgh, Gateshead, Leeds, Manchester, New Malden and Slough

Inspired by Rio, Krispy Kreme will be hosting all sorts of activities including doughnut theatre tours, doughnut decorating, face painting, balloon modelling, PLUS competitions and goody bags while stocks last. 

I suppose purchases are optional, but really, who can refuse! Yum yum yum.

(If you can't make it this weekend, remember that you can still enjoy Carnival Mondays in store where you can get 12 doughnuts for £13.

Thanks to choc1969 at HUKD

Two Sets Of Three Me To You Ice Packs 67p DELIVERED @ Internet Gift Store

by Luschka van Onselen in Deals on 24 July, 2014 at 9:40 pm

Two Sets Of Three Me To You Ice Packs 67p DELIVERED @ Internet Gift StoreInternet Gift Store is selling off a 3-pack of Me To You Ice Packs for 75p per pack. There's free delivery till the end of the month too, so if you add the code ICLICKED you could get the set for 67p delivered. However, if you add two packs to your basket, you can also use the code FACEBOOK1 (minimum spend £1) and take another 50p off, giving you two sets of 3 for 85p delivered.

Do remember that much like Amazon, Internet Gift Store has a set number of items at a price and then they raise the price as the item gets more popular, but hopefully you'll get them first!

These are great for cooling lunch and cooling drinks on the go - perfect for keeping your snacks over the holidays cool and for putting in lunch bags with yoghurt and so on.

They're also really useful for cooling down sun burn, bumps, bruises, or accidental little burns in the kitchen - I'm always burning my fingers and have something just like this.

In the past some of you have commented about the offer not working if you pay with PayPal. Just to confirm, I have just bought two sets of ice packs, using PayPal, for 85p delivered, so it definitely works.

Frozen Queen Elsa & Anna Wall Decal Sticker £7.99 Delivered @ Amazon

by Luschka van Onselen in Deals on 24 July, 2014 at 9:11 pm

Frozen Queen Elsa & Anna Wall Decal Sticker £7.99 Delivered @ AmazonAmazon seller ebesttop1 is selling a large Elsa and Anna wall decal sticker for £7.99 delivered. They say they dispatch within two to three days, so it shouldn't be too long before you can bring the magic of Frozen to life in your own child's room.

Remember to click on 'other sellers' here: 

This is  really lovely looking wall sticker, perfect for party decor, or room decorating too. It's not official Disney stock, I'd imagine, which is why it doesn't require a second mortgage!

You can use it in bedrooms, living rooms, bathrooms and anywhere else that there's a smooth surface to stick it on. Apparently it's easy to apply, remove, reposition and reuse without damaging the walls, and it's a great size at 74*40cm.

I've not tried these, I don't know how they stick or how well they last, but at £7.99 I'd be more than happy to give it a shot. It would have to be rather appalling for my kids not to love it!

Fun Stained Glass Jelly Recipe

by Luschka van Onselen in Misc on 24 July, 2014 at 2:30 pm

Fun Stained Glass Jelly RecipeA quick and relatively easy win with the kids, we think! This Stained Glass Jelly Recipe can be made ahead of time and brought out on a hot and sunny afternoon. We think the little people will love this fun and different alternative to standard jelly and it's so easy to make too!

£5 Off £45 Spend At Aldi In Daily Mirror & Daily Record

by Luschka van Onselen in Deals on 24 July, 2014 at 1:24 pm

£5 Off £45 Spend At Aldi In Daily Mirror & Daily RecordFor the price of a Daily Mirror - 55p - you can grab a voucher for £5 off a £45 spend at Aldi.

Love them or hate them, Aldi is certainly a supermarket on the up and people who've shopped there for years routinely comment about how much busier it is these days - a sign of the times, I suppose.

In today's Daily Mirror you'll get a £5 off £45 spend, which is valid from today through to the end of business next Thursday - just in time to pick up a similar offer for Morrisons in The Sun.

Great little offer if you're heading over there for school uniforms today too!

Thanks to tomtombeanie at HUKD

VTech Baby Toot-Toot Drivers Airport £12.49 @ Boots

by Luschka van Onselen in Deals on 23 July, 2014 at 10:10 pm

VTech Baby Toot-Toot Drivers Airport £12.49 @ Boots


*Updated* As Amazon is want to do, the price for this has gone up, up and up. It is still available at this price at Boots. Delivery is £2.95, or if you order it to collect in store, on it's own it's an extra £1.95 or free if you order over £20.

A quick last deal for you this evening, the VTech Baby Toot-Toot Drivers Airport is currently £12.49 at Amazon, reduced from £24.99

This interactive playset includes six SmartPoint recognition locations that respond when the included aeroplane drives over with fun phrases, songs, and sound effects.

The airport also includes lots of fun manipulative features, including an antenna that turns to 'fly' the aeroplane, a fuel pump, a spinning weather vane, and a lift-up gate that will stimulate your child's imagination and encourage role-play fun.

The set includes three songs and six melodies, and the tracks can also connect to other Toot-Toot playsets and interact with other Smartpoint Toot-Toot Drivers vehicles (sold separately).

Included in this set is the Toot-Toot Drivers Airport base, a weather vane, an airport tower, a control tower with antenna, a fuel station platform, 2 supports, 12 varied track pieces, a Toot-Toot Drivers Plane and a user manual.

Girls' Ballet Pumps £1.29 @ Sports Direct

by Luschka van Onselen in Deals on 23 July, 2014 at 9:28 pm

Girls' Ballet Pumps £1.29 @ Sports Direct

Sports Direct are selling three different styles of Girl's Ballet Pumps for £1.29, that's a whopping £11.70 off the original £12.99. Delivery on orders under £100 is £3.99, so that'll push them up to £5.28, which is my opinion is still a bargain. It doesn't say specifically that it's an online only offer, so you could also check in store, but to be honest, if you want them, I'd go for it, delivery and all. There are also Croc-like cloggs for £2.49 and Mary Janes for £3.50. 

At the moment there looks to be plenty of stock in a variety of sizes from C3 - 2.

According to the reviews on these you need to order big, as they are smaller than they 'should' be, and quite narrow too, so bare that in mind when you place your order.

If you're paying delivery it's probably worth buying up a size too, so you have enough going forward a while.

Batman Sweat Shorts 1 - 6 Years £2 - £2.50 @ F&F Tesco

by Luschka van Onselen in Deals on 23 July, 2014 at 8:46 pm

Batman Sweat Shorts 1 - 6 Years £2 - £2.50 @ F&F Tesco

Tesco is selling a pair of Batman shorts for £2 - £2.50 depending on the size you want. Delivery is an additional  £3.95 so this is definitely one where free click and collect is you most cost effective option.

Looking at the sizes, these shorts are available in 6 sizes from age 12 - 18 monts, to 5 -6 years, and at the moment there's stock in them all, though 12-18 months is running low.

These thigh length Batman shorts are made from pure cotton, which is just great for this weather. They feature a Batman design on the right leg and on the back pocket and - some textile speak for you: contrasting exterior stitch detailing and a ribbed waistband offering a comfortable fit.

They pull on with a ribbed waistband, so no fussing with buttons, zips and belts.

Aren't these Batman shorts sweet?

thanks to pinkgal82 at HUKD

My First Gruffalo Little Library £3.50 Delivered @ Tesco

by Luschka van Onselen in Deals on 23 July, 2014 at 8:10 pm

My First Gruffalo Little Library £3.50 Delivered @ TescoTesco are selling the My First Gruffalo Little Library for £3.50 with free delivery at the moment.

The Little Library collections consists of  little chunky board books - ideal for small hands to get to grips with - that have a few words on each page and can each be read in under a minute; there four books in this collection

I don't know any child who hasn't encountered the Gruffalo, who doesn't love him.  Anything Gruffalo is always a huge hit and this My First Gruffalo Little Library won't be any exception - four chunky books make up the set with the following titles: Animal Actions, Colours, Numbers and Opposites.

Add it to the still available Gruffalo catcher and bug box, and you've got a fabulous gift for a little person, especially if you take them on a Gruffalo trail too.

Thanks to Aiden1512 at HUKD

Summer Holiday Discounts: Blackpool The Big Ticket

by Luschka van Onselen in Deals on 23 July, 2014 at 3:00 pm

Summer Holiday Discounts: Blackpool The Big Ticket We regularly have readers asking if we know of any tickets or discounts for Blackpool and normally we find it really hard to find anything for you, so when we saw The Big Ticket we knew we'd have to tell you about it.

Part of the 'Merlin' franchise, The Big Ticket combines seven Blackpool attractions for one price. Click here to buy online

Included in the offer are:

What makes this an awesome buy in my opinion is that it's valid for 90 days from purchase for 1 visit to each attraction - no rushing around trying to squeeze it all in to two days.

If you buy The Big Ticket on the day at one of the attractions, it'll cost you £90.20 per adult and £65.25 per child, which is crazy money! If you buy online and more than 24 hours in advance, however, an adult ticket will cost you £45.00 and a child ticket £32.50. Click here to buy online.

If you buy each of these tickets at the door for each attraction, they could cost you up to £113.60 per adult, and £95.65 per child, so considering you have three months in which to use your tickets, The Big Ticket is a bargain, even in you live in the area!