Heads Up: Sainsburys Half Price Toy Sale Starts 27 October

18 October 2011

News on the HUKD street is that the, much awaited, Sainsbury's Half Price Toy Sale will be starting NEXT Thursday 27 October.

News of the Sainsbury's Half Price Toy Sale caused tremors of excitement last year - when was it going to start?  Would it be online AND in-store? What would be included?  Could you add things to your basket before midnight to reserve items and then refresh to get the new prices after midnight?

It was crazy!

It looks to be the same this year - so here's what we know so far:

  • Most stores will open at 7am and if you plan to pop in and pick up your Christmas toys in your lunch break, you're likely to be disappointed as stock FLIES off the shelves.
  • It will apply both in-store and online, although it the online sale might only apply to selected items
  • It's going to be hectic

There are a few Sainsbury's employees over at HUKD and it's been most illuminating reading all the back and forth from 'behind the Sainsbury's scenes'.

Their advice, and that from others, is if you want LEGO and all the other hot toys then physically go to your local store a few hours before it opens and take a flask of hot tea with you.

I kid you not!

However, there is also a rumour floating around that the sale could be moved to this Monday - well, it's the start of half term isn't it!

It seems the best thing to do is keep your eyes peeled and your ears to the ground on this one.

Write reminders in your diary, stick post-its on the wall, set your mobile phone to alert you (Siri will help you if you have an iPhone 4S!) and get ready to save yourself some money.

Thanks to nicster08 at HUKD

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