Still going strong, the bargainous Christmas gift ideas thread

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reastie Tue 06-Nov-12 07:32:12

Below is a very brief (and slightly random) synopsis of previous threads. Happy shopping grin

Websites which are good to check for deals hot deals UK offer of the day and money saving expert

Track amazon prices at camel camel

Asda Toy sale here

Ashica worth a look here . I think that link is for fellow mner to get credit for referrals (hopefully I did it right!)

Bangzo worth a look for books. Daily offers. here

BHS 10% off with COUNTDOWN10 or if buying kids items, FDKIDS gives you free deliver (£3.95) here

Body shop has an offer on ATM if you enter PAYDAY into the checkout you get £5 off £15, £10 off £25 or £25 off £50 spend AND if you spend more than £35 you get a free gift here or code LOVE for 35% off or try 14671 for 30% off or try EXTRA for 40% off. Try SPARKLE for % off

Book depository worth a look here

Book People - Try codes XMAS262 or W3LOCT or 264XMAS or Ohgoon or baubles Winter Wonderland book selection is popular here

Burtons code AWBOOK gets you £10 off a £40 spend at Burtons menswear until 15th November. here

Cath kidston code for free delivery on orders over £30. Normally £3.95. Code is CKGG. here

Canvas print free here (plus postage) using code huswxp

Charades for Kids only £6.99 here

Cox and Cox - 15% off with code ERN15, ends 15th Dec here

Debenhams free delivery SHD1 here 4 christmas mugs for 10 here

Disney store selected toys half price here

Disney christmas DVD box set £3 here

ELC - code SAVANNAH for money off order until end of November (not all items) here the snowman book for 2.40 board books reduced to 99p the jolly christmas postman for 3.90

Elemis 25% off here with code YYWEDDING25. Not valid on collections/experiences/travel sizes

The entertainer is worth a look for toys here Try 5% off with 8MVC or 8VCC

Face cloths personalized reduced to £1.99 here

Gap - 30% off with code GRAZIA here £10 off a £50 spend with gapvc10

GHDs from asos here £67 when using code MIDSEASON15

H&M code 1304 to get £5 off and then add 0186 to get 20% off whole order 0230 for 25% off one item here

Hive here to support local independent book shops when buying books online

Hexbugs christmas styley here for about £10 inc delivery . More hexbugs here, don?t forget to use debenhams codes mentioned earlier

HMV have a trade in for new ipod touches here

Jojo maman bebe 10% off and free del MM21 or save £10 when you spend £50, £20 when you spend £100, and £40 when you spend £200, use code MTF22 here

Joules -Postage currently only £1. They have a mid season sale on too here 15% off and free delivery, on full price items only HBL15C2, £10 off £60 spend AF1060, £20 off £110 spend AF20110
Unconfirmed codes: £10 when you spend £30 BBYCNU3. £10 off any £30 spend, BBYCNU3 valid 29 Oct to 2nd Dec. Or try WRAP give £5 off £50
BOW gives £10 off £75 RIBBON gives £20 off £100

Ipod docking station from debenhams £25 from £50 here SHD1 for free delivery BG27 for 10% off

L'Occitane If you spend £35 you can use AQU17 for a free gift set worth £23 or any of these:
20% voucher off full price items: MCNOV12
If you spend over £35 use AHUD1 to get free immortelle Collection (worth £20)
Also free full size shower gel if spend over £35 with YOURGIFT
You can only use one code though. here

LaRedoute £30 off a £60 spend code is 0280. There is also a £30 off £60 spend code 0280. Has been used to buy converse! here

Lego thread about discounts on MSE here

Matalan 20% off a £40 spend with the code MAT101240 and free returns. Plus you get free standard delivery if you spend over £50. Go through Quidco and get 5% cashback too. here

Molton Brown - MARIE10 £10 off any order, THANKS free full size shower gel/bubble bath with any order. Postage £4.95. Can’t use both codes together here

naked wines offer is worth a mention - the £40 voucher here

Oasis have 20% off full price items using code sparkle20 here

Paperchase 20% off with red20 here

Peppa Pig Space ship at Argos £11.99 here

Photobox - Use offer code 50BOUNTY for 50% off on Personalised Gifts and Prints here

Pumpkin patch 20% off and free delivery with UKPRSC2 here

Red house is the delivery code here dear santa only 1.99 - DD loves this book!

Sock shop free delivery SOCKIT here

Spice kits can be bought from the spicery

Sylvanian Families half price here

Tesco - LOVEAUTUMN gets you £10 off a £50 spend at Tesco clothing until 31 October here

Thorntons have 5 boxes of choc for £20 here

Verbaudet £15 off a £20 spend 5572 here

Wallis jewelry sale here VCFREE for free delivery

Whittard New customers only welcome10 gives 10% off first order at Whittards. And coffee20 gives 20% off coffee here

The works free delivery code BND7 here or OCT20 for 20% off and delivery for 99p

Uniqlo £10 off £60 spend with ocado10. don’t forget the amazing Orla Kiely scarves here

WH Smith book bundles here Try code WHSPIC20 for 20% off and delivery is free for orders of £15, or if you collect from a store.

WHSmith key ring here seems popular

Zulily is worth a look and has new stock every day. 20MUMSNE15 for 20% off use this link to earn me some credit for referrals thanks

reastie Tue 06-Nov-12 07:34:05

I just realised I called the initial post 'very brief' when it's probably the longest first post I've seen on mn blush

Thank you, marking spot

Marking spot again, kids nearly done bar two or three things. just pesky fussy adults left now. bet i end up buying more toys

Wilts Tue 06-Nov-12 07:43:31

I love these threads. Thank you

milkymocha Tue 06-Nov-12 07:49:31

Costcos has some brilliant toys at the moment. Your usual vtech/fisherprice stuff (but cheaper!), lots of craft things, fantastic books, innotabs slightly cheaper.

I have to go back when DS1 isnt with me screaming SPIDERMAN BIKE LOOK! blush

Love these threads.

rhondajean Tue 06-Nov-12 07:54:13

Back with you all, I'm loving this thread.

izzywizzyisbizzy Tue 06-Nov-12 07:57:15


silver28 Tue 06-Nov-12 07:58:56

Thanks reastie, making place.

And thanks to whoever posted the debenhams codes. Have been treating myself to some new bras now that BFing is nearing an end - hurrah for underwiring and two separate identifiable boobs!

armani Tue 06-Nov-12 08:00:09

<marking place>

Marking place. Don't know about you lot but I am finding these threads quite addictive!

oreocrumbs Tue 06-Nov-12 08:08:39

Morning all grin.

Today I am investigating aftershave discounts. Will report back if I find anything good.

SminkoPinko Tue 06-Nov-12 08:10:32

ChristmasCountdown (and anyone else who's interested in Lakeland) EK11 worked for me a few days ago for £5 off a £25 spend. If you make your basket up to £30 or just over before applying the code you will also qualify for free delivery.

Pinot Tue 06-Nov-12 08:13:41

<screeches in>

Arithmeticulous Tue 06-Nov-12 08:18:03

Bodyshop - 16% cashback from Quidco and use exclusive or sparkle for lots off.

Arithmeticulous Tue 06-Nov-12 08:18:43

Or WINTER for buy 2 get 2 free - Bodyshop

Skivvytomany Tue 06-Nov-12 08:19:17

< marking place> I'm not buying anything else. Well apart from some stuff of zulilly and the zhu zhu pets advent calendar. I keep saying that then someone else posts a bargain up and I go and buy it, oops.

reastie Tue 06-Nov-12 08:22:16

Oh, meant to say, my elf on the shelf pjs arrived yesterday from the US of A - have to say I'm not overly impressed with the quality - the cotton is as thin as it can possibly be for them to get away with hmm .

MooseyMoo Tue 06-Nov-12 08:23:55

Marking place! Thanks for new thread reastie I've just got a DVD Boxset to get and items for Xmas hamper. Woo!

Piemistress Tue 06-Nov-12 08:26:17

Marking place, thanks reastie

MooseyMoo Tue 06-Nov-12 08:26:52

Oh, I bought x2 Xmas stockings from Pottery Barn Kids. They have half price shipping at mo

Got Snowman and Train

BloominMarvellous Tue 06-Nov-12 08:28:39

I've been in denial until now that Xmas is approaching.

I'm marking my spot as I have given in!

MooseyMoo Tue 06-Nov-12 08:41:26

oreo thanks for link to Xmas Mickey Mouse DVD. £5 in store and got 300 points (as 3 movies on DVD) for the Disney Movie Rewards. I have enough to redeem points for another DVD smile

I'm also hooked and I've not really got anyone left to buy for!!

BeaWheesht Tue 06-Nov-12 08:44:34

WELCOME should give you 25% off your first order at the body ahop

oreocrumbs Tue 06-Nov-12 08:49:12

First aftershave bargain - a very good price Davidoff adventure at the perfume shop. Is nice and is selling at over £45 on all other sites.

Am buying DP CK shock for DP, cheapest at perfume shop again, £29.99 but I'm buying from cheap smells as 6.5% CB brings it to £28.

That is his birthday and christmas aftershave sorted already grin

snowballinashoebox Tue 06-Nov-12 08:49:30

Thanks reastie, I will have to have a look at what I have and sort out my hoard.

Prizepudding Tue 06-Nov-12 08:50:32
janji Tue 06-Nov-12 08:55:59

Any good bargain marble runs! Been to Aldi but alas already all sold out!!
Need Xmas duvet sets as well; H&m all sold out!! Not keen on the Next ones?!

janji Tue 06-Nov-12 09:00:23

P.S any Lakeland discount codes out there?

3bunnies Tue 06-Nov-12 09:17:18

Thanks marks place and promises self to do inventory soon to see what I still need.

oreocrumbs Tue 06-Nov-12 09:20:04

EK11 Lakeland code, £5 off a £25 spend. Thanks to Sminco for that one!

oreocrumbs Tue 06-Nov-12 09:22:30

Imaginext gotham jail £20 back in stock at Asda.

MooseyMoo Tue 06-Nov-12 09:24:23

janji had look at John Lewis, Dunelm Mill and Debenhams but couldn't see Xmas duvets. A few red theme ones in Dumelm and Xmas cushions

beepbeep Tue 06-Nov-12 09:28:24

marking spot - thanks

whoneedstosleep Tue 06-Nov-12 09:30:48

That's a good price for imaginext jail.

I have had a few playmobil things on my wish list on amazon to watch the prices. I'm so annoyed I didn't buy the campervan when it was £27 as now back up to £34!!

laurenamium Tue 06-Nov-12 09:31:05

Marking spot thanks

insanityscratching Tue 06-Nov-12 09:38:10

£25 itunes voucher for £12.50 clubcard vouchers on Tesco.Limited numbers so need to be fast.

ShoopShoop Tue 06-Nov-12 09:45:59

Morning all - thanks reastie for the new thread thanks.

Also, thanks OhTheConfusion for the Stick Man recommendation. I love it and DD loves pointing to him on the pages smile

Has anyone seen (or even know if they exist) packs of Spot The Dog board books? I know The Book People do packs of paperback Spot books, but I've never seen them in board book format, with the lift the flaps etc. They're quite pricey to buy individually as board books, even with all our lovely discount codes smile


bishboschone Tue 06-Nov-12 09:48:55

Wow.. Well done OP .. Thank you .

Afrodizzywonders Tue 06-Nov-12 10:10:23

I bought my Dc this marble run for £12 on amazon, it has great reviews, sturdy etc. it's full price again now but might be worth watching to see if it drops again

PastaDee Tue 06-Nov-12 10:15:07

Super. Love this thread.

Afrodizzywonders Tue 06-Nov-12 10:17:40
Aspiemum2 Tue 06-Nov-12 10:17:47

Thanks reastie, pretty much finished but hanging around just invade I miss something good grin

Aspiemum2 Tue 06-Nov-12 10:18:33

Incase, not invade.

Badvoc Tue 06-Nov-12 10:22:46

Just been to my local co op of all places and they have some really sweet baking sets, silicone cooking moulds and aprons etc for kids.
I got ds2 a baking set with whisk, spatula, spoon and moulds for £3.
He loves baking so its a good stocking filler for him.
They also have some games/playdoh type stuff for £10 for 2.

urbanturban Tue 06-Nov-12 10:23:38

Thanks so much for this reastie - I'm addicted to these threads and have saved lots of money using the tips and codes here! grin

ChristmasCountdown Tue 06-Nov-12 10:25:33

Thanks sminkopinko! That Lakeland EK11 for £5 just worked, and I've got enough to get free delivery too.

leesmum Tue 06-Nov-12 10:29:28

Just bought my Mum the Downton Abbey Christmas special £4.75 and free delivery.....She probably watched it last christmas but she loves it!

HokeyCokeyPigInAPokey Tue 06-Nov-12 10:43:28

Marking place again thanks reastie

mummy1986 Tue 06-Nov-12 11:02:32

Don't know if anyone had put this yet, but its the last day of M&S 25% off kids toys and books today!

hdoodle Tue 06-Nov-12 11:02:51

Spot the Dog at the book people. I don't think they are board books though.

mummy1986 Tue 06-Nov-12 11:05:58

Ive also got a code for elc 20% off, i wont use it so if you want to message me i will give it to you! (The 1st person obviously! )
No point it going to waste!

jimswifein1964 Tue 06-Nov-12 11:21:47

Morse 14 book set 4.99 on Book People.

trumpton Tue 06-Nov-12 11:25:59

Just talked to Hotel Chocolat.

£9.95 instead of £19.95 for a selection box( lots of choice) and free munchie box worth £8. Code is TASTEX88

And I am not having another box delivered for 3 months and can cancel anytime before then with no obligation.
They are posting my box out on 15th Nov. Just have to try not to eat it !!

oreocrumbs Tue 06-Nov-12 11:28:37

I have a code for 25% off toys at elc and mothercare.

This code has been shared on HDUK, but when people are using it they are being declined because you have to have recieved the email to be allowed to use the code.

I'm not using mine, I'm pretty pee'd off with elc at the minute so I'm putting it here for you to try!

The code is CHRISTMAS25% and my email reference is 3BED-CZZU-WWYM-5DVP-B7S4.

They might only let you use it once so first come first served, but hopefully they will let you all use it!

Check your email, because it looks like a mass send out so you may already have your own code and reference. It seems from what i read on HDUK that the CHRISTMAS25% is the code for everyone, but the email reference will differ.

pengymum Tue 06-Nov-12 11:28:53

ooh I love Morse! At that price it seems rude not to! Thanks jimswifein1964!

oreocrumbs Tue 06-Nov-12 11:34:56

GHD gold max styler today only. £87 free del.

Badvoc Oooh they sound ace! Am trying to get stuff like that for a friends DD but haven't seen any in these parts...any chance the Co-op was in London ?!

nimbs Tue 06-Nov-12 11:43:06

ELC have 25% off all their toys - 3BED-ONLC-QEHC-WQL9-ZTKC using this code online - also instore with coupon/telephone

nimbs Tue 06-Nov-12 11:43:45

sorry crossed posts blush

nimbs everyone has a different code to get the 25% off, they seem to be single use. So I've got one if anyone wants it, PM me. The email says 25% off all toys including existing offers

Sargesaweyes Tue 06-Nov-12 12:14:08

Thank you for starting these threads reastie. I love the knock on the door as some other random gift that I have ordered arrives smile

spookysal Tue 06-Nov-12 12:26:34

I'm also after Christmas duvets of anyone spots any!

Thanks reastie for starting another brilliant thread thanks

I also have another code which I'm not going to use, it's for 15% off in Gap. Can be used in store also, PM me if you want it!

planestrainsautomobiles Tue 06-Nov-12 12:32:32

Thanks to LizM for the code - just got a kitchen reduced from 60 to 30, for 22.50 including delivery. Bargain

Kitchen for DS2

jimswifein1964 Tue 06-Nov-12 12:51:17

Oh no spookysal, I saw xmas duvets the other day & I cant remember where!!! They were only about £6 too. Arghhh!!!!!

NumTum7 Tue 06-Nov-12 13:00:42

Not a gift as such but a Christmas call from Mickey Mouse You choose a date and time slot - a bit cheesy but DS will love it!

kittythames Tue 06-Nov-12 13:04:05

Primark have Christmas duvet sets in

Oodthunkit Tue 06-Nov-12 13:06:45

Wow at the 'short' OP thanks

jennylindinha Tue 06-Nov-12 13:15:11

Thank you so much for this thread! Some great ideas and links and I've just got some lovely gift stuff from L'Occitane which then meant I could also get the Winter Collection gift set half price plus 20% off and free delivery!!! Fantastic grin

OhTheConfusion Tue 06-Nov-12 13:23:03

Wow, I dread to think what number this thread is!

I am now onto all the pesky adults... well unless a bargin pops up wink

cant get the mickey thing to work. too many people I reckon.

mickey call worked for me keep trying it, it tell you how many calls there are avilable for each slot

kiwigirl42 Tue 06-Nov-12 13:28:44

jimswifein1964 thanks for the book link. Present for me I think!

kiwigirl42 Tue 06-Nov-12 13:33:07

and I got free delivery on The Book People morse books using code: 264XMAS

izzywizzyisbizzy Tue 06-Nov-12 13:41:07

Barbie clothes here

Arrived this morning. They are absolutely and spectacularily hideous!!!! Any little girl who loves princess barbie will love these - they have HUGE skirts - think gone with the wind style - I am seriously impressed by their awfulness.

MadameFlutterby Tue 06-Nov-12 14:07:30

Truth charm bracelets and charms make very good presents for daughters, mums, aunties etc.

TafferineWheel Tue 06-Nov-12 14:09:36

My haxbug nanos arrived today from One red, one pink, perfect for DC stockings! thanks

schilke Tue 06-Nov-12 14:18:42

I have just bought dd1 a Samsung Galaxy tab 2 7" for £149 at Carphone Warehouse. You get £30 cashback and a free 8gb memory card. I have been faffing around for ages about which one to get and £119 seems like a good price. She doesn't need loads of memory. I'll probably give this to her for her 9th birthday in January.

deal I saw it on HUKD.

notso Tue 06-Nov-12 14:30:51

Yes very happy with hexbug's speedy delivery, great little presents.

Huffpot Tue 06-Nov-12 14:59:51

Marking place as I need to get serious about Christmas now!

BeaWheesht Tue 06-Nov-12 15:03:18

Was in Aldi today and got a big iced Xmas cake for £6.99 which will do my aunt and 2 small tins of Danish biscuits for £1.69 each which will do dh's aunts along with a photo of the kids and a salt dough decoration they've made.

MooseyMoo Tue 06-Nov-12 15:08:55

If you buy Look magazine today (£1.80), you get a £10 gift card. Details on HUKD

MooseyMoo Tue 06-Nov-12 15:10:22

For Oasis! How could I miss most important info out...

Elizabeth22 Tue 06-Nov-12 15:17:19


shufflebum Tue 06-Nov-12 15:26:56

Marking place, am going to have a shopping blitz tonight

both codes have gone now, if I get anymore I'll let you know!

BlameItOnTheCuerveForTreason Tue 06-Nov-12 15:37:39

Marking place!

MistressIggi Tue 06-Nov-12 15:47:56

Oreo thanks so much for gotham jail link - I wanted one to go with ds1's batcave but despite tracking on Amazon it's never gone down be enough - £20 is wonderful!

Right here's a one-off mothercare/elc code I got in the post today - says it's 25% off. First person only!

MistressIggi Tue 06-Nov-12 16:01:59

If someone uses the code could they post to say it's gone?

AndiMac Tue 06-Nov-12 16:13:38

Thanks to all these threads, I am now done Christmas shopping for the immediate family and feeling extremely smug! Now just a birthday and family overseas. Thanks to everyone for your great finds!

izzywizzyisbizzy Tue 06-Nov-12 16:33:32

Am desparate for a GAP 30% code if someone hasn't used theirs?

AWimbaWay Tue 06-Nov-12 16:40:18

I've got one izzy, pm me your email address and I'll forward the gap email.

MooseyMoo Tue 06-Nov-12 17:13:00

M&S start their 3 for 2 on christmas gifts tomorrow (wed)

LoosingBattle Tue 06-Nov-12 17:16:22

My ELC code if anyone wants it - will only work once. 25% off all toys, inc sale items between now and 14th Nov


TomDaleysTrunks Tue 06-Nov-12 17:20:59

Marking place as we need to do Christmas on a v tight budget this year!

whoneedstosleep Tue 06-Nov-12 17:27:48

Just tried that mothercare code but it didnt work. If anyone spots the playmobil campervan for less than £34 let me know smile

nimbs Tue 06-Nov-12 17:30:02

liz - realised that after I posted! will blame baby brain (they're 4 very soon - oops)

Oodthunkit Tue 06-Nov-12 17:48:50


milkymocha Tue 06-Nov-12 17:51:46

An ELC code would be great if anyone has one they do not need? Iam very nice smile and a little bit nuts about bargains

milkymocha Tue 06-Nov-12 17:52:14

-and a little bit nuts about bargains- grin

milkymocha Tue 06-Nov-12 17:52:28

I give up!blush

mynameis Tue 06-Nov-12 17:57:47


AWimbaWay Tue 06-Nov-12 18:00:15

For milkymocha



mynameis Tue 06-Nov-12 18:03:38

I have another ELC code if anyone needs it

milkymocha Tue 06-Nov-12 18:08:13

Thank you awimbaway i have just broke into song whilst reading your name!

emark Tue 06-Nov-12 18:13:06

Hi, has anyone seen any codes or great offers for the union jack maxi micro acooters for less than £100???

Penguinbeaver Tue 06-Nov-12 18:36:42

Popped into Sainsburys and they seemed to have a lot of party bag/stocking fillers toys for 30/40p hair bobbles, bendy snakes, water balloons and the like. Will do to bulk out my Dnephew and Dniece's stockings!

Is there a mothercare code knocking around? Ive seen an outfit for DD first Christmas

PersuedByPenguins Tue 06-Nov-12 18:53:48

Love these threads!

Anybody know of any bargains on Clarins?

Yama Tue 06-Nov-12 18:58:21

25% of at Yumi with the code BONFIRE25.

LaTrucha Tue 06-Nov-12 19:47:42

Izzywizzy and anyone else who wants a GAP 30% code - there is a thread in promotional codes and vouchers topic where people are posting who have spare ones. You need to PM them your email.

reastie - did you get yours?

Why is it that adults are so less fun to buy for? I could buy a stack more for DCs (which have just told me all they want for Christmas is Duplo - thank god there is abit amongst what I have for them) but can't get inspired for grown ups - not even me!

BerthaTheBogBurglar Tue 06-Nov-12 19:54:11

Does anyone know if I can take printed clubcard vouchers into Tescos and exchange them for doubled-up vouchers there? Or do I have to do it online before I go? I want to check they have what I want in stock first ...

MooseyMoo Tue 06-Nov-12 19:55:09

I know what you mean LaTrucha. I've been racking my brains to think of ideas for me but can only come up with leather gloves (to protect my poor 'pram' hands) and Princess and the Frog DVD blush

CatWithARabbit Tue 06-Nov-12 20:04:29

Brilliant thread, thank you

MonsterBookOfTyFawkes Tue 06-Nov-12 20:05:30

Marking place smile

Clarins have their gift boxes out now - I saw them in Selfridges. I have quite a few gifts bought now. Some I had forgotten I had bought and my postman thinks I am hilarious. We play the 'ooh what could this be now' game. blush

I have a code for chocchick website - there stuff is amazing and their kiddie packs are great value and so easy to make. If you put in CHOCMaz (case sensitive) then you get 10% off.

shortie3 Tue 06-Nov-12 20:24:10

Tesco are doing medium selection boxes on buy 1 get 2 free from tomorrow. So £3 for 3 boxes. Need to be quick on these since they sold all the nicer ones by mid morning last year.

bleedingheart Tue 06-Nov-12 20:25:45

planestrainsautomobiles thanks for the link to the ELC kitchen, perfect for DS2!

MooseyMoo Tue 06-Nov-12 20:29:17

The White Company 20% off and free delivery with QDC20

oreocrumbs Tue 06-Nov-12 20:35:41

Bertha yes you can take your vouchers into store. That's what I will be doing, just waiting on my last lot of vouchers to come.

Spent some in store at the weekend too.

rhondajean Tue 06-Nov-12 20:37:23

No idea how good this would work out as I've noticed their prices on other things are usually a pound or two more expensive than elsewhere but I've just got an email from hamleys saying that they are giving you a free playmobil recycling truck worth £23 if you spend £60 on playmobil.

Kelly281 Tue 06-Nov-12 20:41:17

Hamleys have these Playmobil offers at the moment:

Free recycling truck when you spend £60
Free deposit tipper when you spend £40

Also, for anyone who likes Yankee candles. are doing the following:

£11 off £70 spend: JOY15
£6 off £50: JOY6
£3 off £30: JOY3


kateecass Tue 06-Nov-12 20:43:36

20% off bras at Debenhams at the mo and 3 for 2 on socks and pants. I qualified for free delivery as it was over £30 but the free delivery code upthread might be worth a try. That was a pressie for me!

oreocrumbs Tue 06-Nov-12 20:45:57

Sylvanian families woodland bus £25.75 John lewis. Free del to store (£3 delivery).

Over £37 in most places.

oreocrumbs Tue 06-Nov-12 20:50:13

Toys r us Lego friends riding school, £69.99, free del and free horse toy.

Chockywockydoodah Tue 06-Nov-12 20:50:58

Beawheesht you were asking about Fuzzy felt sets? I saw small stocking filler size unbranded sets in The Works and Poundland for 99p. They had a ballerina one, a farm one, can't remember the others, but a few different varieties. I think they have them online if you look at The Works website.

Folicacid Tue 06-Nov-12 20:59:40

Marking place waves

not sure if this will be of any use to anyone but the link below gets a free spiral picture book at photobox instead of the usual 30 prints. They're also on quidco;

oreocrumbs Tue 06-Nov-12 21:11:46

Have just spotted this on the book people site. Have bought a few as gifts.

DD has this book and it is beautiful, it is quite big, the illustrations are stunning and they are embossed. It looks like a very expensive book. £2.99 on the book people and 264XMAS for free del.

oreocrumbs Tue 06-Nov-12 21:15:29

Have also bought a few novelty books for the men folk. Things like How to outwit Aristotle, uglier than a moneys armpit, and the secret lives of numbers. All hardback and around the £3/4 mark.

Thought they would pad out the very meagre piles my men have compared to my ladies grin

RugBugs Tue 06-Nov-12 21:55:33

No idea if this is just my local store but popped into mothercare this eve to pick up some games and they were half price (I knew this) but also came up as bogof so we have two games for £6 plus my 25% discount!

spookysal Tue 06-Nov-12 22:22:54

oreocrumbs - Thanks for the link, the animal tales book looks lovely. What age range would it suit?

BuffyFairy Tue 06-Nov-12 22:29:00

Moosey, you have been amazing on these threads thanks thanks for the tip about Look mag.

Did that Vtech code at Asda start working?

I have a spare mothercare / elc 25% off code if anyone needs it.

AudrinaAdare Tue 06-Nov-12 22:30:40

DS will love that book oreo thanks

oreocrumbs Tue 06-Nov-12 22:30:56

DD is 2 she got it when she was 1.5, I have just bought it for a 3.5 yr old too. So I would say up to 5/6 really. The book people were listing it as suitable for age 3+

It is four stories, which are quite sweet but the pictures are stunning. DD isn't interested in the story yet, but enjoys sitting and going through the pictures and identifying things, so I wouldn't worry about getting it for a young one.

oreocrumbs Tue 06-Nov-12 22:32:31

To be fair if there is no Gruffalo in a story then my DD isn't intresed in it full stop grin

oreocrumbs Tue 06-Nov-12 22:35:18

It has 3 stories not 4 sorry! - just picked it up to have a look, think we will read that again tomorrow.

BeaLola Tue 06-Nov-12 22:38:53

Talking books & Book People FWIW I bought the Noisy Peter Pan book: pan

& it is really beautiful - if my DS dosn't like it I will keep it for me !

BeaLola Tue 06-Nov-12 22:41:45

meant to add for Persued by Penguins that you could try forClarins offers - haven' looked lately but got some great sets on there in summer for a really good price.

BeaWheesht Tue 06-Nov-12 23:18:59

Choccy- thanks! We don't have wilko up here but will check pound land out. May make some purchases overnight as up with dd with croup and ds with asthma!

BuffyFairy Wed 07-Nov-12 00:48:50

The Bodyshop have free standard delivery on orders over £6 until noon today (7th).

Penguinbeaver Wed 07-Nov-12 03:06:25

Buffy I'd love your mothercare voucher please thanks

shabooby Wed 07-Nov-12 03:10:24

Elc has taken money for stuff I haven't ordered, has this happened to anyone else?

Chockywockydoodah Wed 07-Nov-12 06:08:01

Buffy I managed to get the ASDA Vtech 25% off code to work after a few attempts. It has to all be lower case. Code is vtech25 and it's free to collect in store.

Chockywockydoodah Wed 07-Nov-12 06:15:46

Bea The fuzzy felt I saw was in the The Works and Poundland not Wilkos wink.

Chockywockydoodah Wed 07-Nov-12 06:58:47

Just been notified by Tesco that the Krups Dolce Gusto coffee machine is back in stock half price so have just ordered it for myself the family for £49.99 less club card vouchers! Yippee! Caffeines on me!!!

caffeine machine

reastie Wed 07-Nov-12 07:00:24

latrucha yes code received yesterday thanks, just haven't had time to spend it yet!

I got a 10 dollars off next order with pottery barn kids after my pj order with them. If I don't use it I'll put it on here if anyone is interested <tries to resist more purchases>

hdoodle Wed 07-Nov-12 07:20:02

Zulily has various Megabloks Halo sets- most are cheaper than amazon if you use a mumsnet 20% code.

My 15% off Gap code is back up for grabs as poor shufflebums coat is out of stock sad

LaTrucha Wed 07-Nov-12 07:21:14

I didn't realise the 10% extra in Gap was only in store. I spent ages trying to find four things yesterday! Oh well, I got new cami tops for me for about 6.50 each and as I'm still in my baggy maternity ones two and a half years after last DC was born, that can't be bad!

BerryLellow Wed 07-Nov-12 07:29:09

Marking place smile

fishym2b Wed 07-Nov-12 07:49:10

I have gap VIP if anyone needs one pm me your email and will send this evening when I get on computer.

BeaWheesht Wed 07-Nov-12 08:09:42

Oh yes sorry Choccy - sleep deprivation!

TomDaleysTrunks Wed 07-Nov-12 08:10:32

Have PMd you fishy


oreocrumbs Wed 07-Nov-12 08:34:01

Wooden dolls house 19.99 Sainsburys. It's in the clearance section so if you want it be quick!

BeaWheesht Wed 07-Nov-12 08:51:47

Tempted by the dolls house but will resist!!!

Did you read the reviews? 'very easy to assemble my wife could do it!!!! Which is a huge bonus for me not being nagged to do it'

oreocrumbs Wed 07-Nov-12 08:56:33

shock No I didn't! Cheeky bugger.

I thought the mums did all of the assembling - thats what happens here. Apart from last year and DP built DD's kitchen. I took her out all day so he could do it. He started at 11am and finished at almost 9pm confused.

He was close to tears when I came home at 6!!

LaTrucha Wed 07-Nov-12 09:01:07

What Book People codes are good at the moment. I've bought lots of books but I am tempted by those two!

LaTrucha Wed 07-Nov-12 09:07:28

Trumpton - does that Hotel Chocolat code only work on specific things? I cn't find a selection box for £18.95 on their site. Thanks.

trumpton Wed 07-Nov-12 09:13:54

My link should take you straight to the Chocolate tasting club page .

Introductory Selection

It couldn't be easier to give the Chocolate Tasting Club a try and our Introductory Selection for only £9.95 is a delicious place to start when you use Discount code TASTEX88, Saving you £10 off the normal price of £19.95. It's brimming with 28 of our top rated chocolates and two sets of chocolate tasting batons too - click below to find out more and remember to use your discount code.

trumpton Wed 07-Nov-12 09:14:33

Got to agree not the easiest site but I rang them and they were very helpful .

Chockywockydoodah Wed 07-Nov-12 09:14:53

latrucha I used Book People code 264XMAS yesterday that worked fine. The other two codes listed above in reasties covering code message didn't seem to want to go through. Plus they are doing free deliv over £25 spend.

Chockywockydoodah Wed 07-Nov-12 09:16:41

Bea no worries, hope the DC's get better soon. Nasty to have two ill at once...

Bearandcub Wed 07-Nov-12 09:19:36

Thank you for this.

lazzaroo Wed 07-Nov-12 09:20:20

Thanks for tip off to

Just ordered gift set for £18, contents worth £28. And so unusual for that kind of site to include delivery.

Heartbeep Wed 07-Nov-12 09:40:21


whoneedstosleep Wed 07-Nov-12 09:54:44

bodyshop 10% off is NEXT10, I know there have been better offers but it might be useful to someone.

If anyone has a mothercare code I'd be really grateful. My lovely dad is buying DS2 a Tripp Trapp high chair for Christmas & would save him a fair bit!

Away to look to see if the great deal vista print had on photo calanders is still on.

Murtette Wed 07-Nov-12 10:16:21

Are ELC still doing 20% off everything if you spend £75? This is me being very greedy as I have a 25% off code but I was thinking that if I could double the codes up, I could get her all of the ELC doll's house furniture for £40 (rather than £75). The ASDA furniture only costs £12 for the lot but there's no where near as much of it and its a lot more basic.
If I am able to double up on the ELC codes, I may start worrying as to whether I'm going to send them into insolvency this Christmas. Can they be making much money with all of these offers?

iloveholidays Wed 07-Nov-12 10:17:25

Anyone found any amazing offers on elc before I place my order later to use my 25% off even though I've already finished my shopping but too good to pass up


prudencesmom Wed 07-Nov-12 10:21:22

Lots of bargains in every dept on the Argos Clearance Website. Especially childrens toys.

whoneedstosleep Wed 07-Nov-12 10:25:27

Today on groupon you are getting 6 personalised photo calendars for £6.99

whoneedstosleep Wed 07-Nov-12 10:26:32

Sorry not 6, 5 calendars for £6.99.

whoneedstosleep Wed 07-Nov-12 10:28:25

ignore those posts about the photo calanders I read that offer totally wrong!!!

RugBugs Wed 07-Nov-12 10:29:37


Link to current mothercare vouchers inc one for highchairs and clothes.

snowballinashoebox Wed 07-Nov-12 10:35:48

Book People 10% off with Festive for whoever was asking.

I just disappeared under an avalanche of boxes!

hdoodle Wed 07-Nov-12 10:36:11

Enter FESTIVE for 10% off any amount at the book people. Expires November 9.

Marne Wed 07-Nov-12 10:38:07

Lego advent calenders are on ofer on Amazon (but not all of them), Lego friends is £14.99 and a few playmobil ones are down to £14.32. Also the Zhu Zhu pets calender down to around £6 (keeps going up and down).

MistressIggi Wed 07-Nov-12 10:52:58

H&M order has never arrived - did anyone else get their stuff? (Xmas aprons etc)

Chockywockydoodah Wed 07-Nov-12 10:57:50

mistress H&M take ages to deliver. They use MyHermes which in my area should be renamed MySnailMail it's so slow!!

MistressIggi Wed 07-Nov-12 11:00:30

That's good to know, thanks. Uniqlo use Hermes too and I never got the order at all!
Just been going through all the presents and trying to see what's left.

Chockywockydoodah Wed 07-Nov-12 11:03:04

Yes I once called H&M up to check/ follow up on an order and they said they allow up to four weeks for a parcel to be delivered before they look into it!!! I got my Xmas duvet set delivered from them yesterday.

LaTrucha Wed 07-Nov-12 11:04:06

Look for Crayola Pipsqueaks on the ELC if your LO likes colouring. It's down to £^ from £11.99 with the 25% off code is £4.50 delivery free.

iloveholidays Wed 07-Nov-12 11:09:55

Thanks LaTrucha... She loves colouring. Are they good?

Guitargirl Wed 07-Nov-12 11:12:45

Am feeling very guilty as I have benefitted lots from these threads (spent hours last week going back to the beginning of the first one!) but have not had much to contribute.

Did get an email this morning though to say that Aspen and Brown are doing 25% off their Reindeer decorations for today only, no code, discount is on the website for Nov 7th only:

spookysal Wed 07-Nov-12 11:16:33

My Christmas apron arrived yesterday so they are being sent out.

iloveholidays Wed 07-Nov-12 11:19:55

Anyone else get all their items from Time To Spa?


Arithmeticulous Wed 07-Nov-12 11:25:10

Not the thing I actually paid for, from Time to Spa. I have chased once already.

iloveholidays Wed 07-Nov-12 11:28:51

Same here, I'll drop them an email later I think.

ShoopShoop Wed 07-Nov-12 11:31:48

I have - in three separate envelopes though, one of which I had to pick up from the courier's depot, a 20 minute drive away!! All the bits and bobs so smell lovely

iloveholidays Wed 07-Nov-12 11:34:28

Thanks ShoopShoop, did you get them a while ago or last couple of days. Think I got my free stuff last week on separate days and not heard anything since.

BuffyFairy Wed 07-Nov-12 11:35:07

Penguin I've PM'd you.

Chocky thanks. The toot toot garage is now out of stock. Bet it doesn't come back in while the discount is on sad

Prizepudding Wed 07-Nov-12 11:36:01

Argos have furreal Lulu the cat down from £59.99 to £29.99 amongst other offers including 10% off sylvanian families.

outinthesticksmummy Wed 07-Nov-12 11:39:25

Missed out on the Monster HIgh Create design lab on tesco ;-( 7 yr old is desperate for one ....anyone seen any ?? best i can find in 35 in touys r us

ShoopShoop Wed 07-Nov-12 11:44:13

ilove the courier tried to deliver both on Tuesday and Wednesday of last week but I wasn't in, so had to collect at the weekend. The free stuff came in two separate deliveries the previous week iirc.....hope that helps?

LaTrucha Wed 07-Nov-12 12:03:23

iloveholidays - I haven't had that set (just ordered) but I do thin Crayola are the best pens by far. And they really are washable.

gleemama Wed 07-Nov-12 12:04:58

Anyone have a ELC code they don't need, please ? I haven't been sent one. But I'm after some toys, but there just to expensive without a code. Thanks.thanks

twirlyagogo Wed 07-Nov-12 12:12:33

I'm after the Storytime Interactive Tatty Teddy and one of the other Blue Nose Interactive Friends - cheapest I can see is a catalogue where I'd get both for £45 after introductory voucher taken off, but has anyone seen a better offer?

Was in local Poundland earlier this week and they have the Jelly Belly candles (all sweetie flavours) in stock, good for stocking fillers and lots of Tatty Teddy stationery too.

I think I got an elc code but deleted it - will see if I still have that too.

WannaSplitAPineapple Wed 07-Nov-12 12:13:15

If you haven't had an ELC/mothercare code check your junk mail that's where mine was.

twirlyagogo Wed 07-Nov-12 12:14:34

And for teenage DDs - Office have fake Jeffrey Campbells (huge heels with spikes) for £15 online! The real ones cost about ten times that, and the fakes are down from £75. £3.95 delivery but they have some sale converse too, and lots of half price wellies including Xmas/holly ones for £7.50 (their welly sizes are huge though).

ShoopShoop Wed 07-Nov-12 12:17:03

Just to let you know, I managed to get 264XMAS and Festive to stack on the Book People. 10% off plus free delivery. Thanks so much for the tip about the Animal Tales book. I got 3 - one for DD and two for her little friends grin.

GoinCourtin Wed 07-Nov-12 12:17:14

In the Argos toy offers, I noticed that the sylvanian families hotel was half price.

outinthesticksmummy Wed 07-Nov-12 12:18:12

Debenhams got cool cardz laminating card thingie for girls age 6-7 for 12.80 with free delivery code - thankyou x

gleemama Wed 07-Nov-12 12:18:16

WannaSplitAPineapple Thanks for the tip, but I've been through my junk mail and still haven't gone one. I'm on there mailing list, so annoying !

twirlyagogo Wed 07-Nov-12 12:18:46

Free l'occitane hand cream on front cover of Marie Claire this month which could bulk out any other gifts - mag is about £3.50 I think, handcream is the £8 size.

mummy1986 Wed 07-Nov-12 12:22:21

I have one ill pm you it

Aspiemum2 Wed 07-Nov-12 12:23:45

Prizepudding you are a star! Dd has been after that cat but there was no way she was getting it at the normal price, have just reserved it at argos for £29.99 don't even think the cats worth that but dd's happiness is thank you grin

shufflebum Wed 07-Nov-12 12:24:23

Nice bag and notebooks, easy to split into several presents. I'm not keen on the print but my sister in law will love it.

mummy1986 Wed 07-Nov-12 12:24:38

have sent you the code

whoneedstosleep Wed 07-Nov-12 12:38:49

What did you do to qualify for the ELC/mothercare code?

goingbacktowork Wed 07-Nov-12 12:39:19

Thorntons have 5 boxes of choc for £20 here

can't find it - can anyone help? thanks

gleemama Wed 07-Nov-12 12:39:41

mummy1986 thanks smile The code worked, thank you so much. You are lovely and so kind. Love MN. Also very excited to receiveand send my first PM.

twirlyagogo Wed 07-Nov-12 12:40:45

10% off everything at, no minimum order, no restrictions (GHDs etc).

Code is NEWSFLASH, for 48 hours

twirlyagogo Wed 07-Nov-12 12:41:23

ELC code:


25% off but can only be used once I think.

gleemama Wed 07-Nov-12 12:41:36

whoneedstosleep I don't know. I've been on there mailing list for years, and have ordered lots from them and didn't get one. Maybe there sending them out in stages.

jumblequeen Wed 07-Nov-12 12:44:24

Marking my place smile

twirlyagogo Wed 07-Nov-12 12:44:43

My elc code came in an email that said 'birthday club', so maybe you have to register for that (which has a discount too on birthdays - you can register other family members as well, not just your own kids).

whiskeytangofoxtrot Wed 07-Nov-12 12:45:12

marking place for later

whoneedstosleep Wed 07-Nov-12 12:45:59

Oooh will check junk mail.
Does the ELC one work for mothercare too?

goingbacktowork Wed 07-Nov-12 12:53:36

can someone please let me know about the thorntons deal - I am getting hungry smile

QueenMaeve Wed 07-Nov-12 13:01:04

Great thread, very very helpful. Thanks everyone!

3bunnies Wed 07-Nov-12 13:02:08

No proof of dob required for big birthday either so hypothetically you could spread out your dc's birthdays wishes had done this with dd1+2 rather than getting two at same time then nothing for months and months .

On the thorntons site if you look for the classics box which is £10. Add 5 to your cart and they should come down to 5 boxes for £20. I have mine and have to say I would never pay £10 for a box alone. You only get one layer of chocs.

SupercoolMummy Wed 07-Nov-12 13:11:12

I have a 25% discount code for ELC if anyone wants it. Send me a pm and i'll e-mail it to you. Mine came through the post today.

gleemama Wed 07-Nov-12 13:12:04

I've got 3 kids in the birthday club, 3 of them ! Still didn't get a code.

Arithmeticulous Wed 07-Nov-12 13:18:23

Half Price Ride in DALEK Oh, if only I could fit in blush

notso Wed 07-Nov-12 13:24:56

I've got 4 and nothinggleemama I must have offended them!

twirlyagogo Wed 07-Nov-12 13:26:32

Still after Tatty Teddy/Blue Nose Friends bargains if anyone has seen any - really, any tat will do blush.

WannaSplitAPineapple Wed 07-Nov-12 13:26:46

I don't suppose anyone has a code for not on the high street? After all the bargains on here I begrudge paying full price for anything grin

whoneedstosleep Wed 07-Nov-12 13:34:18

Thats a kind offer supercool . It's a mothercare one I'd love!

twirlyagogo the blue nose friends are buy two get one free on but worth checking if cheaper elsewhere £6 each so £12 for three, the secret wardrobe is on the three for 2 at £16.00 so could be combined with the teddies. Tatty ted is £19 but comes with free pyjamas. Storytime interactive ted is £43 so abit much

BerryLellow Wed 07-Nov-12 13:35:10

Hadn't even noticed I'd been sent an ELC code - it was buried in my Pinterest notifications!

Dithering about whether to put the order in now, or hang on and see if there's anything else I want.

Tesco are selling all their toiletry gift sets at half price atm.

twirlyagogo Wed 07-Nov-12 13:39:46

Thanks waiting! It's the interactive I'm after - usually £35, so that's a huge hike isn't it? Hoping I find a disgruntled teen who wants to sell me their whole collection as I'll be bankrupt at this rate!

They have got the interactive sheeps/penguin ect for cheaper but dont think they do as much? cant be sure though they are all quite new to me!

3bunnies Wed 07-Nov-12 13:40:53

I got a voucher, haven't yet decided if I'm going to use it, but I tend to ignore elc as my dc, other than ds have grown out of much of their stuff. I haven't ordered online for years and tend not to even use the vouchers. Maybe they are trying to entice people back in who haven't shopped for a while.

Arithmeticulous Wed 07-Nov-12 13:42:03

RG44 for 10% off Debenhams

AWimbaWay Wed 07-Nov-12 13:47:34

Received my hand cream and hand wash from The Body shop today, fab, but still waiting on the shower gel even though that was my first order. I noticed when I went back to buy more the deal is now £6 for 3 rather than £3 so I hope my previous order still goes through OK.

bleedingheart Wed 07-Nov-12 13:50:04

Not a discount but this site is good for men with some good t-shirts and stocking fillers (and very loud shirts!)

lazzaroo Wed 07-Nov-12 13:55:20

Was beginning to think elc had neglected me too but my 25% codes came this morning by post not e-mail.

I also today got e-mail about birthday club discount which is 20%. I don't think the 2 offers are related.

twirlyagogo Wed 07-Nov-12 13:55:36

Does anyone get cash if I open a Very account through them? Loathe to open one anyway, but if I have to, then would be good if someone else got some benefit! Some places have that thing where you get £10 for everyone you introduce.

Toys r us upped their quidco cashback to 6%

Arithmeticulous Wed 07-Nov-12 14:00:19

Never used them but 20 per cent off site wide discount at www.EASYART.COM. Use the offer code ALISON2012

MonsterBookOfTyFawkes Wed 07-Nov-12 14:00:50

May of already been said but Tesco have the Imaginext Castle for a special promotion price of £33, think its normally £50 or £55 smile

Pomtastic Wed 07-Nov-12 14:05:46

I have a code for £12 off £60 first shop at Sainsburys - PM me if anyone's interested!

reastie Wed 07-Nov-12 14:06:04

Re: the choc club tasting club. If it's any use I bought this for DH a couple of years ago for a few months of membership (you get a box a month unless you cancel). The first box was absolutely delish but every box after that was a big disappointment - a bit like all their failed attempts at chocolates put in a box. I think they pick the best ones for the first box to get you thinking you should continue and then hope you can't be bothered to stop it! Just incase you were thinking of keeping it up for a few months.

MonsterBookOfTyFawkes Wed 07-Nov-12 14:08:05

Should add the offer is on till the 14/11, just looked on amazon and the castle has gone down from £60 to £50 so Tesco is quite a good offer smile

notso Wed 07-Nov-12 14:12:23

thanks for the Office tip off twirly got myself and DD a pair of converse for the price I was expecting to pay just for her!

mummy1986 Wed 07-Nov-12 14:17:35

gleemama you are very welcome! smile

MooseyMoo Wed 07-Nov-12 14:22:38

awimbaway the Bodyshop had an awful glitch that day. I have ordered £55 worth of product for £13. I have received despatch emails for both orders. Still glowing from that bargain!

buffy thank you blush would you believe that I forgot to buy Look magazine today. D'oh. Going to buy sil one too.

WannaSplitAPineapple Wed 07-Nov-12 14:27:59

monster is that offer only in store? I can't find the castle online

MonsterBookOfTyFawkes Wed 07-Nov-12 14:31:39

Yes I was instore, sorry, I thought it'd be online too.

MooseyMoo Wed 07-Nov-12 14:38:06

wanna in store only. Here's HUKD link to offer

oreocrumbs Wed 07-Nov-12 14:44:55

I have two more elc/mothercare codes, just got them in the post as well as by email.

PM if anyone wants them!

My grievance is still unresolved but I do now have a direct number for a real person....she just never answers the phone hmm

oreocrumbs Wed 07-Nov-12 14:48:35

Have been to sainsburys store today skiving for a bacon sanwich when I was supposed to be at work, got a few gift sets - mandara spa which are nice, for a couple of pounds and some boxes of chocolate.

Everythings 1/3 off so they are down to just a few pounds. Online too.

notso Wed 07-Nov-12 14:51:54

Tesco Kindle and leather case for £68.97 is back in stock, need to use code TDX-WRKT

MooseyMoo Wed 07-Nov-12 14:54:54

For those still needing present ideas for men... The best books I have ever read are by Christopher Brookmyre. Laugh out loud rude, disgusting, dark humour. My favourite is one fine day in the middle of the night.

MooseyMoo Wed 07-Nov-12 14:58:58

Laura Ashley has 30% off all items, free delivery from 9-11th nov

Some nice jewellery

whoneedstosleep Wed 07-Nov-12 15:16:15

oreo on phone at mo so can't pm you. I'd be really grateful for the mothercare code.

WannaSplitAPineapple Wed 07-Nov-12 15:16:54

I've just rung 3 stores near me and no one has it in stock sad I'll just have to keep my eye out and hope they get more in

shufflebum Wed 07-Nov-12 15:22:03

Think there's going to be a rush on the castles at Tesco!

mummy1986 Wed 07-Nov-12 15:31:21

I have just ordered a christmas tree mat and christmas towels from h and m.
Have mnetters been having trouble with delivery?

OvO Wed 07-Nov-12 15:48:51

Sainsburys have Angry Birds speakers half price. Just got one for my DS1 - was only £12.50. There were different birds to choose. I've had a wee play of it just now and it's pretty good. Looks cute too.

whoneedstosleep Wed 07-Nov-12 15:55:10

oreo I apologise if I have sent that pm 100 times!!

someone up thread wanted deal on the maxi micro scooter- john lewis are currently selling it for £99.95 (only just under 100 I know) but are throwing in a bottle holder as well, free delivery if you don't need to specify a date or free delivery to nearest store. they were in stock on monday when I got one for DS.

leesmum Wed 07-Nov-12 16:51:13

ELC code for 25% off can only be used once so first come first served!


SayHelloToMyLittleFriend Wed 07-Nov-12 16:51:42

I have an extra elc code if anyone wants one?

ContinentalKat Wed 07-Nov-12 17:04:07

Marking my place...

The Union Jack Maxi Micro is also £99.95 with free bottle holder and free delivery with code NFD30 from

MooseyMoo Wed 07-Nov-12 17:13:07

Just found this Gruffalo Giant Snap game at WHSmith reduced to £5.49. Cheapest I've seen it. I DD will love this game smile

MistressIggi Wed 07-Nov-12 17:19:55

Mummy1986 - I think H&M are just very slow. When checked my account online I saw the items haven't been dispatched yet.

Allice Wed 07-Nov-12 17:21:35

Today's Groupon goods offer is for Pandora bracelets, pretty good saving although old stock and doesn't have the crown (or something!) Sizes are selling out quickly though.

Also, just seen on MSE that has buy one get second thing half price until Friday 9th.

jumblequeen Wed 07-Nov-12 17:22:24

Mummy1986 - I agree with MistressIggi re: H&M... Quite often my orders are split up, with the latter part taking an age to arrive. Watch out for that!

MooseyMoo Wed 07-Nov-12 17:42:35

Night before Christmas 1 at M&S

Part of three for two. Currently cannot order for store collect but you can ring and CS will amend for you.

WannaSplitAPineapple Wed 07-Nov-12 18:01:48

I've just rung mothercare got them to price match the castle and then used my 25% off voucher! Thank you so much for telling me about that deal. I love this thread grin

oreocrumbs Wed 07-Nov-12 18:17:08

R.e the h&m dispatch, I ordered the aprons etc too and it did say at the time that the dispatch date would be around the 12th Nov. I think iirc that they weren't in stock at the time. I had an email a day or so ago saying that they had now been dispatched so hopefully thay will be sent out soon.

oreocrumbs Wed 07-Nov-12 18:20:00

FRAG10 gets you 20% off at cloggs online shoe shop. They sell converse, uggs, lelli kelly etc.

oreocrumbs Wed 07-Nov-12 18:23:40

Free £30 elmis night resurfacing cream 30 ml when you buy the nov/dec issue of brides magazine.

Coupon inside that you redeem at debenhams, john lewis or harvey nichols.

Not sure how much the magazine costs - probably about £5, so if anyone wants to add to the ever growing pile of luxury lotions and potions here is another one!

EdsRedeemingQualities Wed 07-Nov-12 18:25:01

Just noticed someone's linked to Easyart again - for all I know they might usuallly be Ok, but do be careful as I had a two or three week despatch wait for my (two) prints, and the day AFTER the supposed despatch I got an email saying the main one I wanted was out of stock and would not be coming in again.
So I cancelled the order.
If you're pushed for time and ordering nearer to Christmas, then just be aware that this can happen, so have a contingency plan smile

oreocrumbs Wed 07-Nov-12 18:26:11

Comet have 10% off ipad/apple macs and 15% off bose (prpobably more).

Now not sure where you would stand with the guarantee and such if/when they close, but thought I'd mention it anyway.

lazzaroo Wed 07-Nov-12 18:32:40

BDM5 gets you £5 off a £20 spend at the works. Couldn't use multiple codes to get free delivery too but that's only 99p.

lazzaroo Wed 07-Nov-12 18:33:32

That code expires on 12th Nov.

shortie3 Wed 07-Nov-12 19:21:09

WannaSplitAPineapple, this may be a stupid question but how did you get Mothercare to price match and use your 25% code. I can't see the Imaginext Castle online and also after one!

oreocrumbs Wed 07-Nov-12 19:28:42

Play doh elefun half price £2.98

MonsterBookOfTyFawkes Wed 07-Nov-12 19:33:21

I got the castle before I posted it earlier and there was 6 left on the shelf in Northampton mereway if anyone lives closeish.
I'd offer to help get it but it is quite heavy so would cost a lot in postage.
Also got this instore it is £31.99 normally £39.99 at toys r us etc.
With my clubcard exchange £10 I got it all for £55, the price the castle should of been grin
I hope some people manage to get the castles.

pengymum Wed 07-Nov-12 19:35:25

Use code: FESTIVE to get 10% off at the book people
Valid till Friday

You may be able to stack codes and get free delivery alternatively, get free gift (Xmas gift bags or 2013 RHS Diary) for orders over £40, my order was over £40 before discount blush but went under after discount was applied but free gift was added anyway, will see if they delivery it - worth a go anyway

HTH grin

shortie3 Wed 07-Nov-12 19:37:04

Monster, thanks for the details about the Castle. None in my 2 Tescos. Have found it online at Mothercare but wondered how WannaSplitAPineapple got her 25% code applied since it said on the site, it would not allow any vouchers to be used. Holding out in case, I can get it cheaper!

Oodthunkit Wed 07-Nov-12 19:41:16

Any ideas for a just 3 year old boy I vaguely know ? want to spend 5-8 but look like something better grin

Taffeta Wed 07-Nov-12 19:41:23

I got the H and M aprons and teatowels about 4 days after I ordered them.

oreocrumbs Wed 07-Nov-12 19:46:51

Oodthunkit that Animal tales book I linked to yesterday £2.99. Use code FESTIVE for 10% off that and 264XMAS for free delivery.

When I got it as a gift last year I thought a lot of money had been spent on it (actually it probably had, my aunt is loverley but a bit of a snob and only shops in posh shops! She probably paid the rrp).

I'm just heading over there now to order some more!

shufflebum Wed 07-Nov-12 19:49:00

shortie3 I want to know too! Desperate to get one for Ds1.

MonsterBookOfTyFawkes Wed 07-Nov-12 19:50:25

Thats ok Shortie3, just hope you can get one. smile

BeaWheesht Wed 07-Nov-12 19:54:42

Just seen the wooden garage at elc is now Half price which with the 25% off code makes it a total bargain!

SminkoPinko Wed 07-Nov-12 19:55:13

Get him this, Oodthunkit. Every three year old likes being a doctor and this is a fantastic set that appears far more expensive than it actually

PopGoesTheWeeble Wed 07-Nov-12 19:55:13

ELC/Mothercare 25% discount code to the first taker:

WannaSplitAPineapple Wed 07-Nov-12 20:00:24

shortie I called mothercares price match number and told the lady it was on the hot deals uk website that it was in tesco for £33. To find it I told her to google hot deals uk imaginex castle and she found it. They price matched a few other bits and at the end I asked could I use my 25% off code and she did! I got about £170 worth of imaginex stuff for £90! Worth ringing them and asking, even if for some reason you can't get the 25% off its probably easier to get from mothercare than to try and get it in tesco. Good luck wink

Taffeta Wed 07-Nov-12 20:01:48

Code NL16 gives 20% off David Austin Harlow Carr rose. They are gorgeous, I have a few!

oreocrumbs Wed 07-Nov-12 20:14:49

Does anyone know if the 264XMAS for the book people is a use once code? Used it yesterday and I'm on now trying to order more and can't.

Have used FESTIVE, so might that be blocking it? Have tried all of the other free del codes on this thread too.

I want another one of those books! Must learn to count how many little people I have to buy for.

Also how can I get Festive off to see if that is the problem? Have deleted basket signed out etc and when I came back it applied it automatically.

Don't want to pay for delivery!

McFarts Wed 07-Nov-12 20:17:36

Delete your cookies/history ect oreo or use a different browser smile

shortie3 Wed 07-Nov-12 20:27:35

Wanna. Thank you, will be on the phone tomorrow!

oreocrumbs Wed 07-Nov-12 20:27:38

ooh thanks! Will do.

jimswifein1964 Wed 07-Nov-12 20:28:44

Oreo, what age range is that book good for?

BeaWheesht Wed 07-Nov-12 20:29:36
Looby12 Wed 07-Nov-12 20:35:09


kiwidreamer Wed 07-Nov-12 20:36:46

Orchard Toys Shopping List game down to £4.45 delivered from £7.50, not a massive saving but the game gets great reviews and a good gift for 3 - 7yrs by all accounts.

Looby12 Wed 07-Nov-12 20:37:07

anyone seen a harry potter paperback box set? preferably with discount code or at very low price smile

PersuedByPenguins Wed 07-Nov-12 20:38:30

Thanks BeaLola smile Will have a look!

I would love an ELC code if anyone has a spare?

oreocrumbs Wed 07-Nov-12 20:42:02

jimswife It says 3+ but I am buying for children aged 1-5.

Tried deleting cookies but it still wouldn't let me use the code again. So I was a bit naughty and used a spare email address and made another account. I used 264XMAS first and got free delivery and then FESTIVE for the 10% off.

Oodthunkit Wed 07-Nov-12 20:55:55

Loads of ideas, Thanks!

Caddie08 Wed 07-Nov-12 21:01:41

Does anyone else have a spare ELC code? Just about to order the wooden garage and would appreciate another 25% off :-) Thanks you!

Skivvytomany Wed 07-Nov-12 21:09:49

I don't know if anyone's posted already but Smyths have got some good prices on World of Warcraft Megabloks. I wasn't buying anything else then got a bit excited when I saw it and bought some for my two elder teenage dcs. They are 14 and 15 but have suddenly rediscovered lego.

Lastyearsmodel Wed 07-Nov-12 21:16:44

Anyone mentioned the Laura Ashley glitch? Only working tonight, so the rumour goes... 30% off promotion working at the same time as 3 for 2 on gifts/accessories. Topcashback 7% and N501 gives 10% to take the sting out of £4.50 P&P.

Search main site for '3 for 2' and it brings up lots of items. Discount shows up at checkout. Lovely fragrance sets, china mugs, pic frames, etc. Apparently the glitch will be fixed overnight so be quick!

SayHelloToMyLittleFriend Wed 07-Nov-12 21:52:31

Do the body shop codes still work? Thinking about ordering a few things to put in with my sil and friends presents, think I've missed all the best bargains though.

loflo Wed 07-Nov-12 21:53:10

Gadget the Robot is down to £26.98 on amazon - tis £39.99 in most places. Have bought one for my lovely nephew it's very noisy - I love my brother - he may hate me

MistressIggi Wed 07-Nov-12 21:58:32

Very interesting, Lastyearsmodel. thanks Am so used to Boots' 3 for 2 system, have only just realised Laura Ashley is just giving the 2 cheapest itms (out of 6) - going to empty basket and start again!

DangerousMouse Wed 07-Nov-12 22:09:18

That Laura Ashley sale and glitch is great, I've just ordered £144 worth of gifts for £42 with delivery. DS's playgroup teachers all have very posh gift sets for christmas rather than a box of quality streets! Thanks..

dementedma Wed 07-Nov-12 22:09:21

Asda has half price clothes sale. just bought lovely fluffy burgundy dressing gown for my dad reduced from £14 to a fiver, and a stripey hoody for DS down from £9 to £5

Kiwi my 6 and 8 year olds still play shopping list quite happily, def. a good buy.

[flowers] Lastyearsmodel

Zeeky Wed 07-Nov-12 22:22:28

Oreo I can't get that code for Cloggs to work.

kateecass Wed 07-Nov-12 22:22:57

Caddie08 just PMd you my code (i hope never done that before!). My kids are too old for their toys and bought most my nephews already!

Zeeky Wed 07-Nov-12 22:29:21

I really want to get a wooden play kitchen for my two boys but they're all £150+. Does anyone know if ELC ever put them on half price like they have with the rescue centre & dolls mansion etc? I have a 25% off voucher for ELC but really wanted to get one for even less....

rhondajean Wed 07-Nov-12 22:30:36

Code n501 will give you an extra 10 percent off Laura Ashley if you are a new customer. It's working with the 3 for 2 and the 30 percent off.

Happy me.

SurvivalOfTheUnfittest Wed 07-Nov-12 22:34:38

Can any of you lovely folks tell me where you buy reasonable quality wrapping paper and Christmas cards from at a reasonable price? I do try and buy them in the January sales but after DC1 was in hospital at the end of last year, I couldn't face the sales.

oreocrumbs Wed 07-Nov-12 22:36:59

Zeeky I got it from HUKD this morning. Just had a go and I can't get it work either. Sorry. There is a KN2 that gets 10% off that works, but that was just on the cloggs site itself.

AudrinaAdare Wed 07-Nov-12 22:41:36

Survival M&S are doing 3 for 2 on wrapping paper here

Really pretty, good quality and I especially love the little grids on the back as I am atrocious at cutting in a straight line.

Even the £6 "I Believe" wrapping pack is included in the offer and it has gorgeous tags which can be used for Christmas Eve hamper or Elf on the Shelf if you do it.

loflo Wed 07-Nov-12 22:48:37

I can't find any 3 for 2 on LauraAshley sad

Carpediem2007 Wed 07-Nov-12 22:57:17

* DangerousMouse*, Can I be cheeky and ask what you got for play group teachers, please, as I lack inspiration for Ds' teachers Xmas gifts this year?

ninja Wed 07-Nov-12 23:00:38

in the search box put 3 for 2 and they all pop up!

bugsylugs Wed 07-Nov-12 23:23:29

And there is a list on the left if you put in the search. You only get cheapest one going off when part way through checkout

ledkr Wed 07-Nov-12 23:30:26

Late comer checking in

rhondajean Wed 07-Nov-12 23:32:55

Big sale in comet shops at 9am tomorrow. Sorry no idea of what or discount but it says on site. DH is going up for a look, if you live close might be worth popping in.

shewhowines Wed 07-Nov-12 23:41:11

twirlyagogo the blue nose friends are buy two get one free on but worth checking if cheaper elsewhere £6 each so £12 for three, the secret wardrobe is on the three for 2 at £16.00 so could be combined with the teddies. Tatty ted is £19 but comes with free pyjamas. Storytime interactive ted is £43 so abit much

The same ones are only £5 each at Interactive ones £20 I think

shewhowines Wed 07-Nov-12 23:41:45

Sorry 3 for 2 as well

MistressIggi Thu 08-Nov-12 00:31:45

Rhondajean, that's very interesting. The Comet nearest to me has already closed down and become a bargain store! But must be somewhere else.. Just as long as you're not worried about the warranty, I suppose?

GraceOfWrath Thu 08-Nov-12 06:42:18

Does anyone else have a spare ELC code - I want to get some dressing up stuff for my goddaughtersmile
If you could PM me that would be fab, thanks [flowers]

If no-one has one, any idea how to go about getting one?

GraceOfWrath Thu 08-Nov-12 06:43:01

LOLOLOL thanks not [flowers] blush

3bunnies Thu 08-Nov-12 06:45:45

Warranty should be ok, there will be a 12 month manufacturers warranty anyway (as long as you have reciept). Plus their warranty is from a different company (not sure if they are still selling it though), and if you pay by credit card then you get additional protection if over 100 pounds. It would be more hassle though as would require phone calls etc rather than going to the store.

BeaWheesht Thu 08-Nov-12 07:25:39

Persuesbypenguinss - did you get my pm?

Oodthunkit Thu 08-Nov-12 07:26:19

zeeky wooden kitchen in asda was supposed to be good and ikea do a good one.

rhondajean Thu 08-Nov-12 07:26:53

Yep the manufacturers warranty will still stand.

oreocrumbs Thu 08-Nov-12 08:03:51

HUKD. Right it appears you can generate your own code for elc/mothercare.

The link has details. Lots of people reporting it a success. Hopefully you can decipher it - it is too early in the morning for me grin

Badvoc Thu 08-Nov-12 08:12:45

The ikea kitchen is excellent... 2 years on here and it gets played with every day.

Badvoc Thu 08-Nov-12 08:15:38

I got all my wrapping appear and cards from m and s this year as it was 3 for 2 and I got free del and had a 20% off voucher!
Got £30 of stuff for £15.
The 3 for 2 is still on.

oreocrumbs Thu 08-Nov-12 08:15:43

Debenhams Barbie fashionista closet. £21.60

code NN79 for 20% 0ff and SHD1 for free del.

Other debenhams codes:

YC46 20% kids occasion wear
LY39 20% off bras
TR40 10% off beauty and fragrance

NN79 is valid untill 10th Nov and should work on everthing - not sure about sale.

SHD1 for free delivery.

anchovies Thu 08-Nov-12 08:40:44

Seems like even more on the Laura Ashley 3 for 2 this morning? Thanks so much for the heads up on this, have just bought loads of bargainous presents thanks

NN 79 doesn't work for everything. I tried it with a bobbi brown order. Doesn't work.

Arithmeticulous Thu 08-Nov-12 08:51:48

How are you getting the 3 for 2 to come up? I did a search and it gave me loads, I added loads to my basket - all full price? What have I missed?

WannaSplitAPineapple Thu 08-Nov-12 08:57:17

oreocrumbs you really are the queen of discounts! I don't suppose you can find me a code for not on the high street? After all the bargains I got from here I begrudge paying full price AND postage.

reastie Thu 08-Nov-12 09:03:55

I can't find the 3 for 2 on LA either <stamps foot>

bleedingheart Thu 08-Nov-12 09:06:45

Wilkinsons has some great paper, tags and gift bags in at the moment; very paperchase-esque but much cheaper. Wrapping paper & tags are in 3 for 2.

bugsylugs Thu 08-Nov-12 09:09:04

3 for 2 discount only shows up whilst checking out after you have out all your details in also there is space for other promotional codes. Confused me too

MonsterBookOfTyFawkes Thu 08-Nov-12 09:14:07

Dh has been to the comet sale, said was quite naff but they did have kindle fires for £116.
We were going for an mp3 player but they didn't have any.

NeverKnowinglyUnderstood Thu 08-Nov-12 09:24:44

marking my place...

thanks for all these gorgeous bargins ladies

DangerousMouse Thu 08-Nov-12 09:24:48

carpediem I dont know how to link on here, but I got the hand wash/hand cream lily of the valley set from Laura Ashley, they were £16 reduced to £7 then on 3 for 2 with an extra 10% off, so get bargain! Not sure if they are still doing the 3 for 2 on reduced items as the glitch may have been fixed!

bleedingheart Thu 08-Nov-12 09:26:09

Music & rock band logo t-shirts 30% off all items until Sunday 11th November. Great for the discerning muso!

MistressIggi Thu 08-Nov-12 09:33:30

Embarassed to say I was still up at one am last night, having spent 3 hours doing Laura Ashley and then Mothercare orders! (Very sad to have to take two personalised stockings out of basket when I realised they didn't count as toys so no discount).
Oh, shall I lug myself and baby to the Comet on far side of city I wonder? Would only be after a tv or a coffee maker I think. Bought a lovely oven from comet last year.

MistressIggi Thu 08-Nov-12 09:34:54

Sorry for the 'thinking aloud' post, on ML so have no-one to talk to!

WeAllHaveWings Thu 08-Nov-12 09:45:13

Just ordered an iPod Touch 16GB for ds from Tesco.

Cost £159 + £3 delivery.

Got 2149 clubcard points (= £21.49, will keep and double up to ~£43 at next event)

Also used dh's email address and code TDX-WRKT for £10 off first Tesco direct delivery.

So got for £159 + £3 - £43 - £10 = £109 smile

EdsRedeemingQualities Thu 08-Nov-12 09:57:07

I went in Comet the other day as we were next to it anyway - barely anything was reduced, but I guess they need to make as much as they can to pay off their debts?

I said I was sorry they are closing. They all looked pretty fed up.

MistressIggi Thu 08-Nov-12 10:01:52

Could anyone who's been to Primark tell me about the Christmas duvets? Do they do adult/double ones as well as kids? blush

Lastyearsmodel Thu 08-Nov-12 10:27:31

The Laura Ashley thing was a glitch giving 3 for 2 and 30% off at the same time. It was reportedly going to be fixed overnight so have no idea how long it will be valid for. The 3 for 2s can be found by searching the LA website for '3 for 2'.

whoneedstosleep Thu 08-Nov-12 10:33:54

Just used the £10 oasis voucher from LOOK magazine to buy these
6.99 delivered

dinkydoos Thu 08-Nov-12 10:34:00


Delurking to say big thanks for this thread and to let you know the Laura Ashley thing still works.

Some decent presents there, as said search on 3 for 2. But beware as if you buy a lot of items at different prices it just takes of the cheapest three, so stick to similar price items for max discount! The code n501 also worked for extra 10%.

I got Lots of these for teacher gifts

£7 each bit on 3 for 2 , makes them less than a fiver each.

Happy shopping, really must stop looking at this thread, and do some work!

dinkydoos Thu 08-Nov-12 10:36:08

Hm, don't think link worked
On search type in 3 for 2 lily

And it's the first item, boxed hand wash and hand lotion down from £16 to £7 then the 3 for 2 also applies on top

Arithmeticulous Thu 08-Nov-12 10:37:49

The Paperie have 10% off leather journals and free delivery over £10 this week.

Oodthunkit Thu 08-Nov-12 10:44:07


iloveholidays Thu 08-Nov-12 10:44:54

10% off or 15% off over £75 at M&S until midnight tomorrow with code: MNSVCNOV.

Can only be used once per account holder. Can not be used in conjunction with another code.

Think I might order some wrapping paper!

notso Thu 08-Nov-12 10:48:25

WeAllHaveWings does your DH have his own clubcard, I tried to use DH's email with my CC number and it wouldn't let me. sad

Haven't read entire thread(s), but thought I'd give the heads up about the Lego Monsters castle thingy. It's £59.99 on Amazon, £79.99 everywhere else I've seen it. Just ordered one for DS2.

Arithmeticulous Thu 08-Nov-12 11:27:35

You know what - I'm done grin

I can't possibly spend any more. I've bought from Nike, Body Shop, Debenhams, Dotcomgiftshop, Time to Spa, Boots, Figleaves, White Company, Book People, Red House, Schoolastic, La Redoute, eBay, ELC, Yellow Moon, Amazon ... I've bought for 8 adults and 20+ kids, 6 teachers - I've not paid full price for anything grin

Thank you.

<hides thread>

mummy1986 Thu 08-Nov-12 11:30:11

do you have to put a code in for the 3 for 2 on laura ashley?

Heavywheezing Thu 08-Nov-12 11:49:16

N549 for free delivery with. Laura ashley

dinkydoos Thu 08-Nov-12 12:04:59

You don't need a code for the 3 for 2 , it just does it when you check out, but also a space to put in extra codes like ones mentioned arlier for 10 % off or free del.

Chockywockydoodah Thu 08-Nov-12 12:09:21

Heavy N549 did not work for me, says invalid promotion code. And it states that it does not apply to gift certificates. I wonder if this could also be because I'm not a first time shopper with Laura Ashley?

No biggie, I really didn't need to buy the items in my shopping basket anyway, I only wanted to buy them!!! Must stop looking at this thread and spending....I'm addicted..... wink

3bunnies Thu 08-Nov-12 12:11:16

Just been to comet's 'fire sale', more like simmering ashes imho. 10 percent off full price for most things, 20 percent off ink, but still was more expensive than internet, and 30 percent off a few things. Most people were just browsing. It's a shame as their customer service was better than some of the competition, but I decided for just a 10 percent saving I would wait for the real sales and get things I can return easily, or until they cut prices further.

sunnyshine Thu 08-Nov-12 12:29:42

Any smyths toys discounts about !? Thanks

iloveholidays Thu 08-Nov-12 12:45:15
WeAllHaveWings Thu 08-Nov-12 12:52:40

notso it let me create an account with dh's email and my clubcard number (hope I didnt type in the wrong number!)

Penguinbeaver Thu 08-Nov-12 12:53:18

Free delivery at Harrods and buy only get one free on some Christmas ornaments, sorry can't link

Oodthunkit Thu 08-Nov-12 12:53:31

Boots offer today is the sanctuary gift set£19 instead of £40

whoneedstosleep Thu 08-Nov-12 12:55:43

£12 off a £60 online shop at Sainsburys.
Orders to be delivered by 14/11- can only be used once but I don't need it.


Oodthunkit Thu 08-Nov-12 12:57:44

Sorry its Thursday todayblush, starts tomorrow

notso Thu 08-Nov-12 13:01:26

Just tried again WeAllHaveWings but it won't let me.
Still a good offer with the extra points, but the ten pounds off would have been nice.

WeAllHaveWings Thu 08-Nov-12 13:16:04

notso, worked it out.

A couple of months ago I got a Tesco credit card and a new clubcard number which they transferred all my old clubcard points to.

My internet signon has my old clubcard number on. Thats why it let me set it up.

You could possibly get a new clubcard number for your dh and use it for the deal (bit of a faff for £10).

Will wait until I've got my iPod and points before I try and change it!

reastie Thu 08-Nov-12 13:21:25

Am dithering on the LA site but can't get free delivery code to work, and as I'm pretty much done on the shopping front can't justify more generic presents when I don't have anyone to give them to. Might check out Harrods though as want to get DD a nice bauble for the christmas tree (I realise that sounds like we'll have a bare christmas tree with one bauble on it - what I mean is a nice one to add to our collection!)

notso Thu 08-Nov-12 13:23:48

Knowing my luck the offer will have finished by the time I fanny around getting him a clubcard!

Nevermind and thanks for pointing it out though, was going to go or the 8GB from Argos for £135 with £10 voucher back but this is much better!

mummy1986 Thu 08-Nov-12 13:26:21

Has anyone seen a code for the book depository?
Need some Dr suess books for my friends daughter, and would love to get a bargin!

reastie Thu 08-Nov-12 13:37:44

Re: Harrods - I've just been looking and in addition to free delivery they also have buy one get one free on a number of christmas tree decorations here

whoneedstosleep Thu 08-Nov-12 13:39:08

bodyshop got an email with the code WINTER for 4 for 2 items.
Also 50HAND gives 50% off hand cream.

lucamom Thu 08-Nov-12 14:25:49

Boden is 20% off & free delivery until midnight

MistressIggi Thu 08-Nov-12 15:11:33

MERRY20 for 20% off at Past Times.

BuffyFairy Thu 08-Nov-12 15:22:44

Thanks for the tip on Laura Ashley. Just got some nice biscuits in gorgeous tins for a hamper I'm doing.

They took the free delivery off the product price and applied the 10% to the balance and then added delivery but still a good saving.

BuffyFairy Thu 08-Nov-12 15:23:38

I'm not sure if this thread is saving me a fortune or encouraging me to buy more grin

oreocrumbs Thu 08-Nov-12 15:24:38

WannaSplitAPineapple I can't find any active codes for notonthehighstreet. By the looks of it they seem to put out 10% off codes quite often. Last one expired end of October.

If you join their facebook page they sometimes put codes out on there. Otherwise its a case of wait and see I'm afraid!

Went to the entertainer toy shop today, bought some sets of Hama beads for half price £4.50 each (for the small 1500 piece sets). Not showing online so keep an eye out if you have a store near you.

Also bought some perfumes and aftershaves in boots 100ml for the price of 30ml.

MooseyMoo Thu 08-Nov-12 15:27:50
BeaWheesht Thu 08-Nov-12 15:49:01

In tesco today they have lots of craft sets - I got a set to make peg people and a set to make key rings and badges - £2.50ish each.

I wrote down everything I've bought the kids the other night - I wish I hadn't an dh must never know

3bunnies Thu 08-Nov-12 15:58:34

Er Bea won't he find out on Christmas Day, or does he still believe? Dh always grumbles about how many presents I get, even though lots are charity shop bargains. He does still believe in the wrapping fairy though so doesn't realise until it's too late grin

BeaWheesht Thu 08-Nov-12 16:06:46

Oh yes but some is for ds' birthday and rest will be spread out on the day so it won't look so bad much

armani Thu 08-Nov-12 16:17:52

He he my dh is a fellow moaner, I call him the grinch! I always stash the presents away, so that he doesn't notice them!

BeaWheesht Thu 08-Nov-12 16:26:22

I saw black Santa hats with bah humbug on - sorely tempted to buy dh one!

I'm not ridiculous by the way and spending way too much. If I budget to spend £50 say but get bargains and only spend £25 then I'll buy more stuff within budget whereas dh would just pocket the £25

pigleychez Thu 08-Nov-12 16:27:29

How typical that the Laura Ashley deal is still on after I was up at midnight last doing it thinking it was ending over night!

Oh well, got some good gifts.

Still struggling on Adults though.. Kids were easy thanks to this thread smile thanks

not much to add. Asda today seemed to have have quite a few toys on offer.-Didnt get a good look as DD2 was with me and moaning for lunch!
They also have a half price clothes sale on and picked up a few Peppa pig/Hello Kitty tops for the girls for only 2 or 3 pounds each.

pigleychez Thu 08-Nov-12 16:30:15

Dh has learnt not to ask. Although did almost fall off his chair at the price of DD1's Lego!

Hes generally just happy that he doesn't have to do it!

notso Thu 08-Nov-12 16:50:07

I have another grinch here, he was hmm when all DS2's happyland fell out the wardrobe the other night. I quickly told him to ignore the prices on the boxes it was all half price or less!

NeverKnowinglyUnderstood Thu 08-Nov-12 16:52:13

was there a free delivery for the laura ashley anywhere?

twirlyagogo Thu 08-Nov-12 16:58:56

N549 just worked for me, free delivery Laura Ashley

NeverKnowinglyUnderstood Thu 08-Nov-12 17:01:38

thanks all have just saved £42.70 on 9 items in the gift section.
30% & 3for2 & free P&P grin

cece Thu 08-Nov-12 17:05:45

Message from santa - on FB

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Aspiemum2 Thu 08-Nov-12 17:17:30

Off tangent slightly but check out morrisons at the moment. Spend £40 or more once a week and you get a voucher. Then you can swap 6 vouchers for £25 off your shopping! Plus if you've spent over £60 you get 15p a litre off your fuel. Worth buying at least part of your weekly shop there grin

Dynababy Thu 08-Nov-12 18:49:17


Tuttutitlookslikerain Thu 08-Nov-12 18:53:13

I don't know if this has been mentioned, but Tesco have medium selection boxes, buy 1 get 2 free until Saturday! So they are the equivalent of £1 each.

Tuttutitlookslikerain Thu 08-Nov-12 18:54:04

Should've said the selection boxes are Cadburys.

Oodthunkit Thu 08-Nov-12 18:57:08

Selection boxes aren't on offer in my tesco, went yesterday sad

platespinnermum Thu 08-Nov-12 19:26:10

Anyone seen any good deals on Scalextric sets?

WannaSplitAPineapple Thu 08-Nov-12 19:26:48

oreo thanks for looking. I will hold out and see if a code appears in the next few weeks. I hope Santa brings you lots of a good present to reward you.

I wonder if shortie got her castle from mothercare.

If you register with mamas and papas they send you an email for a £5 voucher. You have to spend over £10 but I've just got a passport cover for £8 instead of £13 plus you get free delivery to store.

I can't remember who asked but I was in primark today and they did have adult Xmas bedding. I don't think DH would have been impressed if I got it so I settled for an Xmas throw instead.

Tuttutitlookslikerain Thu 08-Nov-12 19:27:56

Ood, I think it is today, tomorrow and Saturday. I noticed it when I did my online shop, so I ordered 6 as it is a really cheap way of getting chocolate! blush

izzywizzyisbizzy Thu 08-Nov-12 19:29:20

groupon have star wars scalectrix today - dont know if its a good deal, but it is certainly different

platespinnermum Thu 08-Nov-12 19:33:43

Just seen on Argos' facebook page that 3 for 2 on toys is back - tomorrow until end of next Tuesday, in store only but you can reserve & collect.

rhondajean Thu 08-Nov-12 19:35:43

Ha! I said on another thread it was coming back and then other people piled on to say no it wasn't (Argos 3 for 2).

<looks smug>

MistressIggi Thu 08-Nov-12 19:39:30

Wannasplitapineapple - that was me, asking about duvets. As it happens I was near Primark today so went in to see - could see no Xmas duvets at all, maybe they were located somewhere else but I was in such a bad mood by then (had pram, ridiculous store plan and lifts miles away) that I just went home.
I find myself agreeing with the poster who wondered if the bargains were saving her money, or encouraging her to spend more! (Have decided I really need a special duvet cover for December!)

shortie3 Thu 08-Nov-12 19:48:39

Wanna, did not get a Castle sad. Was on the phone just after 8am and it ran out of stock whilst I waiting in the phone queue! Hoping it gets back in stock soon!

shortie3 Thu 08-Nov-12 19:50:09

Ood, Tesco offer started today and it is just the medium boxes. You are allowed to up to 18, I only bought 12!

Oodthunkit Thu 08-Nov-12 19:53:58

Ooh thanks, saw it on a thread a couple of days ago but could only go yesterday plus they were supposed to have discos on BOGTF and I'm craving them

WannaSplitAPineapple Thu 08-Nov-12 19:55:07

In our primark they were in the home section. I hit primark early to avoid the crowds but agree its a nightmare store to tackle with a pram.
This thread is defo encouraging me to spend more. I can't resist a bargain.

WannaSplitAPineapple Thu 08-Nov-12 19:58:34

That's blumming annoying shortie do you have a mothercare near you? Could you go in and show them the page on HDUK and see if they will price match? You can use your 25% off in store to I think.

TheHAUNTEDHouseofMirth Thu 08-Nov-12 20:13:36

Thanks for Laura Ashley tip off. Just got £75 worth of stuff for £23.13 including delivery.

Looby12 Thu 08-Nov-12 20:15:51


Chockywockydoodah Thu 08-Nov-12 20:16:17

I saw the Primark Christmas duvets in their window display. White background with Nordic type patterns in red and navy with a matching Nordic fleece throw (red and white).

Doshusallie Thu 08-Nov-12 20:21:29

Ironic comments about primary being a hassle with a pram - they are a client of mine, and have often told me their stores layouts are designed with shopping mothers with prams specifically in mind - one store manager actually walks the aisles with a broom handle ensuring the width is adequate....

oreocrumbs Thu 08-Nov-12 20:27:01

I think they need a bigger broom in the Metrocentre store grin

I struggle getting a basket round never mind the pram!

shortie3 Thu 08-Nov-12 20:29:00

No, Wanna the nearest is about 30 mins drive and only has tiny toy section. You can use the voucher instore but I think you were very lucky grin when they accepted your voucher since I read other threads in HDUK and they said they would take the lower price, e.g price match or apply discount code.

iloveholidays Thu 08-Nov-12 20:36:06

Just looking through the book people and have seen this Christmas book for girls 5+. It's a good deal although not sure how good it is...

iloveholidays Thu 08-Nov-12 20:39:38
OpheliaBumps Thu 08-Nov-12 20:43:13

Wow thanks for the LA code, that's an amazing saving, and I've got some lovelt stuff for the nursery staff!

Kelly281 Thu 08-Nov-12 20:53:36

Thanks for the Laura Ashley info. I found a free delivery code N549, so it was a real bargain! I was unable to use the 10% off code on top of this, but since I was only spending £5 on 3 tubes of biscuits, free postage worked out the best deal for me.

vigglewiggle Thu 08-Nov-12 20:54:43

How do I do the Laura Ashley 3 for 2? I can't find the offer on the website. confused

crazygracieuk Thu 08-Nov-12 20:57:54

Argos 3 for 2 on all toys starts tomorrow so get reserving tonight!

(Source is Argos Facebook page)

oreocrumbs Thu 08-Nov-12 21:02:05

Not the deal of the centuary but worth a mention. If you withdraw cash from a co op cash machine you get a £1 off a £10 spend voucher.

MistressIggi Thu 08-Nov-12 21:03:43

Chocky, I like the sound of that. May have to go back...
Doshusallie the problem today was that Home stuff is on the first floor, as per signs at lift. No probs, get lift, go to first floor. No home stuff. Ask assistant. Yes, it is on first floor, but the first floor is split confused so you have to get in lift on oppostite side of store, travel up to second floor, and then back down to first.
Interesting that free delivery is working today for Laura Ashley - I tried that code last night with no luck. Wanted some of those biscuits, but not a good buy if paying postage!

izzywizzyisbizzy Thu 08-Nov-12 21:08:39

Im really confused by Laura Ashley, my basket said £9.50 but my receipt says £14.000?

AWimbaWay Thu 08-Nov-12 21:23:47

Could it be the £4.50 postage added izzy?

iloveholidays Thu 08-Nov-12 21:24:35

Izzy that sounds like £4.50 delivery. Did you enter the free delivery code?

Has anyone tried the festive biscuits? Thinking of getting 3 for preschool as a little bit different to the tin of cadburys I was going to pick up from tesco...

pinknanny Thu 08-Nov-12 21:25:28

Does anyone know/think that the argos 3 for 2 will work alongside the exsisting 2 for £15 toy offer? Sorry if a stupid question. X

izzywizzyisbizzy Thu 08-Nov-12 21:25:41

yes it is, but it said it was applying the code, I think I will wait for them to arrive and then query it as I want them regardless, they are Lily of the Valley candles for DS teachers.

izzywizzyisbizzy Thu 08-Nov-12 21:26:31

I did apply the code - and it said it worked and showed in basket as working, the email receipt shows it being charged, has it worked for everyone else?

Shaky Thu 08-Nov-12 21:29:01

Children's mini pool table £12.99 in SMYTHES catalogue.

I bought exactly the same thing in B & M Bargains for £9.99 today

beingginger Thu 08-Nov-12 21:29:31

If any of you have an old 1st gen ipod in a drawer somewhere, apple are recalling them due to a battery problem, i sent mine off and got back an 8th generation nano.
it took about 4 weeks, could be good for a 'free' gift for a teenager maybe

Shaky Thu 08-Nov-12 21:32:06

And I have just discovered and registered with quidco. Thank you mumsnet!

kiwidreamer Thu 08-Nov-12 21:37:00

Oh bother bother bother... my LA account said promotion applied but doing the maths after the fact it looks like postage was charged booooooooo sad I'll email CS and see if they can sort it.

vigglewiggle Thu 08-Nov-12 21:40:05

Ve just got free delivery at LA with code N501

Arithmeticulous Thu 08-Nov-12 21:44:50

beingginger Only the nano sad The battery on my firstgen ipod is buggered but not dangerous unfortunately. Good tip though.

iloveholidays Thu 08-Nov-12 21:46:58

My confirmation on LA says £4.50 postage but there is also 4.50 included in the deductions above so essentially it is taken off then added back on so it's worked. Hope that makes sense. I spent £6.50 on tube of biscuits, jar of sweets and some cream fudge. Planning to put in a gift bag for preschool... Hoping slightly different to the huge tins of biscuits they get.

HarderToKidnap Thu 08-Nov-12 21:52:46

Free delivery at Red House with VERT131

kiwidreamer Thu 08-Nov-12 21:55:45

Bahhhh I'm pissed off at myself, £4.50 for biscuits to be delivered Grrrrrrrrr i should have paid more attention but it SUCKS that I can't cancel the order 5mins after completing

vigglewiggle Thu 08-Nov-12 21:56:28

Sorry, I meant to say I got 10% off with n501 on LA

izzywizzyisbizzy Thu 08-Nov-12 21:56:59

Ive just complained to customer services its easy there is a form online

iloveholidays Thu 08-Nov-12 21:58:00

Kiwi... Can't you email or call them tomorrow to cancel?

iloveholidays Thu 08-Nov-12 21:59:33

Kiwi, it says on the confirmation you can contact them...

kiwidreamer Thu 08-Nov-12 22:12:03

I've used their online form, the items show in my account as Released for Dispatch so I guess that's why I can't cancel.

Maybe my maths is wrong, I am very very humiliatingly bad at maths....

BeaWheesht Thu 08-Nov-12 22:12:27

Thanks for the Argos heads up - just got last web shooting spiderman reserved Which is £19 down from £35 so I'm hoping that doesn't go back up tomorrow but think it will? I've reserved 9 toys but 6 are in the 2 for 15 and 3 are between 20-25 quid - can I ask them to put it through in 3 transactions so I get most vale free iykwim?

Also used the book people's codes thanks for those. grin got the top gear Xmas book for dad, Justin's annual for dd and Justin's jokes for ds grin

kiwidreamer Thu 08-Nov-12 22:14:09

On the upside the fudge and shortbread will make great TA gifts and little presents for friends blush

iloveholidays Thu 08-Nov-12 22:15:22

Kiwi... Can I ask what you bought? If you just add up the two more expensive items that should be roughly what you paid (depending whether you got the 10% off as well). Sorry... I'm a sad accountant trying to help with the numbers smile

BobblyGussets Thu 08-Nov-12 22:20:50

Well I am recommending Lidl of all places: They have very nicely made micro fleeces for children for £3.99. They are slim fitting, warm and thin, so I have done three christmas presents courtesy of this today. I bought two each for my two nieces and nephew who live in a very cold part of the world and do a bit of skiing. I also included an attractive tube of retro sweets (refreshers/drumsticks/lovehearts). This will make a decent gift, I hope: two nicely made fleeces and a nice tube of sweets. Would anyone turn their nose up at this?