25 June 2016

Can you actually believe it? 6 months today will be Christmas Day. I feel as though Christmas was a few weeks ago, months if I'm being generous, but it certainly doesn't feel as though we should be halfway through the year already. The Top 10 Toys for Christmas 2016 have even already been revealed!

We know loads of you have already started your Christmas shopping though and as Pennywise parents ourselves, we know it makes sense to pick up the bargains while you can.

That's why we recommend signing up to the Playpennies daily newsletter. We know how busy parent's lives are, it's not always possible to check the site hourly and no one wants to miss a hot deal!

Thousands of you have already signed up and benefit from the email each evening, which lets you know all the best deals and stock alerts (really handy in the run up to Christmas for those hard to get toys!) from that day. No rubbish, no spam. Ever. Promise.

Plus right now sign up and you could win an awesome prize! A £100 gift card for the retailer of your choice. Will it be Amazon, Tesco, Argos, Boots or somewhere else? It's completely up to you.

All you have to do to be in with a chance of winning is simply click the link above and sign up to receive the newsletter. Then leave a comment on the blog letting us know you've signed up and at 9.30pm on Wednesday night we'll pick one of you to win that £100 gift card, what could be easier?

Terms & Conditions :

1. Sign up on the link provided to the Playpennies newsletter by 9.30pm on Saturday July 2nd.

2. Leave a comment on this blog letting us know you've signed up!

3. After 9.30pm on Wednesday 29th June one lucky winner will be chosen at random to receive a £100 voucher.

4. We'll contact the winner using the email address provided on the newsletter sign up and you'll have 14 days to claim your prize.

5. Admin's decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

Good luck! And if you have started your Christmas shopping already we don't hate you. Honest. (But we definitely are jealous!)


  • Sarah H.


    • Marie B.

      Noooo !! We ain't had summer yet lol :sun_with_face::sun_with_face::sun_with_face::sun_with_face::joy:

  • Nicky K.

    And I can't wait :-) x

  • Emma W.

    Yay!!!!! Something too look forward to, especially if our extension is done xx

  • Stacy G.

    OMG 5 months till elf on the shelf!!!! :santa::christmas_tree::snowflake::santa::christmas_tree::snowflake: xxxx

  • Alice K.

    :christmas_tree::christmas_tree::christmas_tree::christmas_tree::christmas_tree: xxx

    • Hannah A.

      Yay!! :santa::santa::santa::thumbsup::snowman::snowflake::snowman::snowflake::kissing_smiling_eyes: xxx

  • Becky L.

    :heartpulse::blue_heart::heart_eyes::heart_eyes: can't wait :grin::grin: xxx

  • Betty P.

    All over it and can't wait haha :joy::kissing_heart::thumbsup::christmas_tree::santa_tone1::champagne: xx

  • Sian R.


  • Joanna W.

    Wahooooo love it!!! X

  • Lyndsey G.

    Eeeeeeeehhhhhh!!!! How exciting!!!! Xx

  • Munro C.

    ...... Eeeeeek :santa::evergreen_tree: xx

    • Claire R.

      Bring it on. Loovveeeee it!!! Xx

  • Clarebear

    1st Christmas as a family. Woohoo. Xx

  • Linsey S.

    Eeekkkkkkk :christmas_tree::snowman2::snowflake::santa_tone1: x

  • Nicola N.

    Love it....

  • Phil O.

    OMG and the little man to share it with. Cant wait!! xxx

  • Michelle L.

    I can't wait to buy him an elf outfit! :speak_no_evil: x

  • CGee

    I've just signed up and am now in the gang! Already got a good stash of Christmas and birthday gifts thanks to this brilliant site; thanks all!

  • Rachel C.

    Love it I'm nearly sorted for Christmas as well this year xx

  • Kirsty P.

    I started yesterday with the bargains x x

  • Alison B.

    Thank you xx

  • Katherine S.


  • Rachel C.

    It's not that long away only 6 paydays I think xx

  • Claire M.

    Time is going too fast... Much as I love Christmas it needs to slow down!! Only 4months till hallowe'en and 5months till the decorations go up!! Xxx

  • Lynne W.

    Snow is falling :snowman2::snowman2::snowman2::snowman2::snowman2::joy::joy::joy::joy::joy:

  • Lyndsey C.


  • Aston F.


  • Karen M.

    :grinning::grinning::thumbsup_tone1::thumbsup_tone1::thumbsup_tone1::thumbsup_tone1: woo hoo bring it on!!!

  • Dawn L.

    Haha love it! Best start the preparations :joy::joy::joy::clap_tone1::clap_tone1::clap_tone1:

  • Carly M.


  • Rachel R.


  • Cherry P.

    Yayyyy :grin::grin::grin::grin::santa_tone1::snowman2::christmas_tree:

  • Julie F.

    I'm buying NOTHING! Protesting

  • Zoe A.


  • Rebekah T.

    A bit more excited that usual :blush::bee:

  • Rachel S.

    it's getting closer x

  • Zoe G.

    Santa!! Mulled wine!! And I can drink it for the first time in 2 years :laughing::laughing::laughing:

  • Chris R.

    Just what I wanted to hear. :wink: x

  • Nikki V.

    Yay!!!!! :christmas_tree:

  • Catriona A.


  • Fleur H.

    :thumbsup::joy::stuck_out_tongue_closed_eyes::santa_tone1::champagne: xxx

    • Michelle W.

      Yayyyyyyy!!!! Xxx

    • Fleur H.

      Lets start planning the Christmas party :joy::joy::joy: xxx

  • Gennaparki

    signed up, can't wait for Christmas

  • Sarah J.

    Whoo hoo i am soooo excited x

  • Catherine L.

    :blush::blush:i love it lol

  • Teeny C.


  • Kim P.

    I know :tired_face: fastest year ever xxxxx

  • Antoinette N.


  • Romina W.

    :two_hearts: oh god I can't even imagine my excitement! Xx

  • Nicola M.

    are u counting down? x

    • RossandAmy B.

      Yep counting down the days already :blush::grinning:

  • Lucy A.

    I've made a good start but not quite done :wink: xx

  • Antonia T.

    :joy: especially now stuffs prob gonna get more expensive lol

  • Jessica J.

    Haha I am mega excited for this Christmas! :kissing_heart:

  • Lindsey D.

    Woo hoo :snowman2::christmas_tree::snowman2::christmas_tree::snowman2::christmas_tree: countdown is on xx

  • Joanna M.

    Half way there! We can start singing soon:stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:xxx

  • Sophie H.


  • Rachel T.


  • David G.

    Brilliant.someplace taking booking for works Christmas dinner's :blush:

  • Sarah F.

    Better start the shopping off!!!! X

  • Shaunni F.

    Woooooo :tada::tada::santa_tone2:

  • Amy S.


  • Sabrina V.

    Canny wait have been online looking at Christmas decorations lol :-P

  • Emma O.

    Thats way too close!

  • Emma O.

    I need more time :joy: x

  • Catherine M.

    Bang on!! My birthday is exactly half way through the year! Santa is coming in 6 months kid :grin::sparkling_heart::santa::snowman::christmas_tree::tada::snowman2::snowflake: xxxxxx

  • Nicola B.

    Can't wait !! X

  • Harriet D.

    :laughing: yaaaaaay :two_hearts:

  • Rachel G.


  • Jordanne S.

    Soooooo excited!!!! Xxxx

  • Kate H.

    Eeeeeeek. Even more excited this year. :blush:

  • Emily O.


  • Amani B.

    me too! Cannot wait! C

  • Zoe V.

    Eeeeeeek :see_no_evil::grin::grin:

  • Paula M.

    Sooo excited! Countdown has begun :smiley:

  • Claire M.

    I can't wait :joy:

  • Kelsey S.


  • Emma W.

    Haha!! X

  • Hayley B.

    YESSSSS! :tada::christmas_tree::snowman::gift::heart_eyes::heart_eyes:

  • Katie J.

    :smile::champagne::tada::smile: love this!!! Xx

  • Jackie C.


  • Ellen S.

    Ahhhhhhh soooo excited! Better get planning x

  • Ruth T.

    Ha excellent :kissing_heart::kissing_heart::kissing_heart:

  • Laura A.

    Ha ha I was talking about Christmas in work on Friday!! :santa_tone2::christmas_tree::tada:

  • Laura A.

    Woop woop can't wait xx

  • Lisa K.

    Yay I love Christmas :christmas_tree: it's so magical

  • Kelly M.

    Whoop whoop x

  • Taloola0132

    can't wait love Christmas!!!

  • Nicola D.

    felt like Christmas today! Lol

    • Donna L.


  • Teresa O.


  • Scooby

    yes 6 months from now I can say "hey I'm 6 months time I will nice and warm in lovely summer

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