Christmas bargain thread - it's back!

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Reastie Tue 25-Jun-13 07:26:46

Hello everyone,

thanks moosey for the thread on promo codes I bumped into. Hope you all don't mind me starting a thread again. I've tried to consolidate those codes still working and some links from last year (hope they still work) and a few codes I found which may be useful. List is looking rather small but will build up over time I hope . Lots of sales on at the min so I'm busy working through my list grin

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

Quidco is a must to join and get free cashback here

Track amazon prices at camel camel

Achica have some lovely gifts. Follow this link when you join and you’ll get £10 off your first order

Body shop free delivery and 40% off when you spend a fiver. Code is honey or extratreat here

Book people free delivery with code RHFREE here

Face cloths - the popular ones from last year here

Fake lego advent calendar here

Joules free delivery and 15% off with code NWHD97 here

Moshi Monsters advent calendar for £6 here

Monnier Freres code for £100 off any £300 or more hand bag. Code is GLOSSYBOX100UK here

Nerf gun here from amazon

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

PoppyWearer Tue 25-Jun-13 07:52:21

thanks For starting this (again!) Reastie. <marks place>

For anyone looking for posh bits for a hamper, Fortnum and Mason have some tins of tea and other bits on sale at the moment.

whoneedstosleep Tue 25-Jun-13 12:08:54

Woohoo thank you smile

I'm just away to buy a mini micro scooter. It is still cheapest at jojo maman with the 15% off code.

whoneedstosleep Tue 25-Jun-13 12:11:40

Sorry code is MTG31 which brings the scooter to £45

whoneedstosleep Tue 25-Jun-13 12:43:43

The Lego Batman Encyclopaedia's were popular last year from the book people.
Lego Ninjago with figure 2.99

Could also use the Book People free delivery code in 1st post.

MooseyMoo Tue 25-Jun-13 14:39:37

reastie thanks for starting the thread up again smile

Just looking on ELC and spotted a few items. I got this Crazy Chef Orchard toy game for 3.99 and this Schleich Feya for 2.74

A few more Schleich fantasy figures and Brio at half price. I had an old birthday club code which worked. It was a one off code though, sorry!

Just marking my place smile

Jojay Tue 25-Jun-13 14:45:12

Me too grin

That moshi advent calender thingy looks good.

Jojay Tue 25-Jun-13 14:51:37

Just bought the moshi thingy. Ds1's birhtday is at the end of Novenber so his brother can give him that.

Thanks flowers

JC74 Tue 25-Jun-13 14:54:58

Great. Will watch this with interest. Even if it is 6 months away!!!

SugarMiceInTheRain Tue 25-Jun-13 15:02:08

Marking my place too, I love a Christmas bargain and plan to start buying asap...

buildingmycorestrength Tue 25-Jun-13 16:51:05

Ooh, thanks for these!

notapizzaeater Tue 25-Jun-13 16:53:58

If making a hamper approved foods do some good toiletries as well as cheap food, got lots of duchy original hand creams last year for 99p a bottle

zipzap Tue 25-Jun-13 17:17:17

It's worth signing up for the book people emails. They have regular offers and promotions on - a little while ago they had the Lego brickmaster books on offer at a fiver each - instead of £8 and RRP is £20 so a fab saving (guess who got several for presents put by already grin)

There's currently a summer promotion and they often have offers of free delivery on for just a few days. They often tie them to events happening so things like wimbledon or end of term etc would be worth looking out for them!

zipzap Tue 25-Jun-13 17:19:28

Has anybody mentioned the dotcom gift shop's summer sale? That's on at the moment and lots of real bargains.

And the John Lewis sale is on at the moment.

zipzap Tue 25-Jun-13 17:22:28

And it's not christmas presents I know but saving money...

The M&S 20% off schoolwear promotion ends soon - just had an email through reminding me about the fact.

They used to call it their Back to School promotion (and that's what the staff in store are still calling it!) but they can't do that any more as they start the ruddy thing before the Summer half term holidays! [grump]

MortifiedAdams Tue 25-Jun-13 17:25:46

Anyone got a birthday code for ELC?

issynoho Tue 25-Jun-13 17:32:31

Skylanders Giants triple battle pack on Amazon £8.36

Not sure if link will work cos am on phone.

PoppyWearer Tue 25-Jun-13 18:14:22

zipzap dotcomgiftshop was a top tip, thank you so much!

Have spent £30 and made a serious start on the stockings for my DCs and a couple of bits for my "random presents" box too.

buildingmycorestrength Tue 25-Jun-13 18:42:19

I spent sooooo much at dotcomgiftshop. But lots of light things for posting to overseas rellies, and blush

WhistlingBay Tue 25-Jun-13 20:15:26

Reastie you were a total starfor keeping this fab going last year!

So pleased you have started another one thanks

GobblersKnob Tue 25-Jun-13 20:29:15

First time posting, not sure if this is of any use to anyone, but bargain Kipling Erasto (handbag) reduced from £92 to £27.28.

rightsaidthread Tue 25-Jun-13 21:22:13

zipzap thanks for the dotcom giftshop link just got some lovely bits

PoppyWearer Tue 25-Jun-13 21:41:24

Just ordered some toys from John Lewis sale too. blush

iloveholidays Tue 25-Jun-13 22:13:50

Zipzap... Another big thanks... Officially started my Christmas shopping!!! smile

Thanks to Reastie too for starting another fab thread smile

iloveholidays Tue 25-Jun-13 22:34:05

Lots of half price stuff on elc

LottieJenkins Tue 25-Jun-13 23:24:32

Anyone who likes or is buying for someone who likes Mrs Browns Boys!
I have just bought Series 1&2 and Christmas Special (turkey one! grin for £3 at Sainsburys online! (For Wilfs birthday!) wink
The individual series cost more than the boxset does and Tescos wants £25 for it and Asda want £20! shock

Dysgu Tue 25-Jun-13 23:35:01

Lottie i think I will buy that Mrs Browns Boys stuff - maybe twice so that gets me started.

Zipzap that dotcomegiftshop looks great - off to shop now (as DP has gone to bed!)

Fleetwoodbigmac Wed 26-Jun-13 00:21:23

I don't know how to link on ipad but early learning centre have a wooden toy airport reduced from £40 to £20 which I've ordered for my dd , lots of books half price too.

PoppyWearer Wed 26-Jun-13 07:30:12

Ok, have now done some stocking orders from ELC and Woolworths too.

Am contemplating that airport...

MooseyMoo Wed 26-Jun-13 07:49:59

Lottie Thanks! My dad loves Mrs Brown Boys. £3 and free delivery - great bargain smile

Great thread! Sainsburys must have made a mistake as its now £36! Hope they honour your purchases.

FairyJen Wed 26-Jun-13 08:38:57

Marking place! smile

lightrain Wed 26-Jun-13 08:54:57

Hi everyone,

This is from mse but I thought I was worth posting. It's the grab bags in particular that look good value burt bees

Dysgu Wed 26-Jun-13 09:26:47

ELC also have these play kitchens at half price. £55 down to £27.50 and £70 down to £35. And not a hint of pink in sight!

MooseyMoo Wed 26-Jun-13 09:52:11

Sorry, my link is to Blu-ray version. DVD is still 3

dogsagoodun Wed 26-Jun-13 10:05:12

Some great bargains here!

MooseyMoo Wed 26-Jun-13 10:05:59

Mothercare have a 20% off £15 toys with Y7CX. Just trawling through their clearance section. Will post my finds in a bit...

daisychicken Wed 26-Jun-13 10:06:25

Thanks - I've bought stocking fillers from dotcomgiftshop, a nerf gun and the £3 Mrs Brown DVD!

Fleetwoodbigmac Wed 26-Jun-13 10:42:58

Schleich aeroplane is £10.11 in tesco direct- £16 off

DesperatelySeekingSedatives Wed 26-Jun-13 10:54:42

OMG to the poster who linked dotcomgifts, thank you! just spent 30quid on 50 items there! inc delivery and got some lovely things for my 2 DC in the sale for their stockings as well as party bag things for DD's birthday in September. That site is brilliant!

kotinka Wed 26-Jun-13 11:03:51

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

PoppyWearer Wed 26-Jun-13 11:06:19

reastie did you see that the Money Saving Expert email this morning said about saving/spreading the coat of Christmas? You beat them to it!

I also got some party bag stuff on dotcomgiftshop and I reckon there's some good teacher presents there too if there is anything left.

MooseyMoo Wed 26-Jun-13 11:13:08

Debenhams have further 15% off with FL72 and free delivery with SHBC

Huffpot Wed 26-Jun-13 11:16:17

Loved this thread last year!

Overreactionoftheweek Wed 26-Jun-13 11:23:46

Thanks for the scooter code and info, that's ds sorted! Great thread

TwllBach Wed 26-Jun-13 11:34:10

Oooh well done grin I was on this thread last year but joined too late and was too busy to make real use of it. What a good idea to start it early grin

Cox and Cox have a nice dinosaur rubber and some nice little dog keyrings - have spent £30 and got all of DCs friends presents.

Also spent quite a lot in giftshop - but that good thing - means only have to get a couple of pressies for the kids stockings now and all done.

WhistlingBay Wed 26-Jun-13 12:14:20

What are you all buying on the dotcom website?

RumersHasIt Wed 26-Jun-13 12:17:12

I've just taken a look at the dotcom site and it all looks a bit... crap. What are you all buying?

I don't know any one who'd want a spoon, or a sticker sheet (which i could get at Poundland), or a butter dish. Maybe i'm not fancy enough. grin

If anyone can help me find a pair of slippers 'that flap their ears when you jump, Mum!', i'd be most thankful. DD says they're called Thumpers or Stompers or something like that.

WhistlingBay Wed 26-Jun-13 12:22:55

Slippeez? *RumersHasIt has some really good bits in their sale and a free purse if you spend over £25.

They do a huge tub of Elizabeth Arden 8 Hour moisturiser (not the greasy one) for about £30 is bargainous - lasts for bloody ages and is the best moisturiser I have ever used.

Fleetwoodbigmac Wed 26-Jun-13 13:40:42

Debenhams have a scale model Mercedes car remote controlled down from £20 To £6 grin

PoppyWearer Wed 26-Jun-13 14:15:19

All the good stuff has probably now gone from dotcomgiftshop now that us vipers vultures ladies have stripped it!

But IIRC I ordered some of the wooden soldier skittles for £5 a set, little wooden pencil box sets for something ridiculous like £2 each, grow-a-sunflower sets for 39p each, and other odds and ends like that. Not all destined for stockings, but I have four little ones to buy for with my nieces too, we give them some odds and ends as well as a main present. And always bits needed for school fairs etc.

FrantasticO Wed 26-Jun-13 14:17:43

Mrs brown ordered.

Reastie Wed 26-Jun-13 14:31:54
LottieJenkins Wed 26-Jun-13 17:26:11

Have just checked Mrs Brown and it is still £3!!

PoppyWearer Wed 26-Jun-13 17:55:12
zipzap Wed 26-Jun-13 18:47:55

Anybody ordering stuff from elc check it o mothercare too. They're all part of the same business but for some reason you can do pick up in store if you order on mothercare but not if you order through elc... Despite the fact that in loads of places they are now combined stores.

Just means that if you are able to pick up anyway you get to save on postage.

Also - the entertainer (aka also has a good sale on at the moment and I think Argos have their summer sale on too.

Finally make sure you sign up for a cashback site like quidco and see if you can get any extra cashback as you go - might end up with some extra pounds come Christmas!

lightrain Wed 26-Jun-13 18:50:45

Where are you ordering mrs browns boys from? It's showing up as £30 on the link to sainsburys for me.

Dysgu Wed 26-Jun-13 19:16:56

Have ordered Mrs Browns Boys from link further upthread. Was £3 for series 1 and 2 on DVD. The bluray might be £30.

Dysgu Wed 26-Jun-13 19:18:32

My offering is 15% off at I Want One Of Those until midnight tomorrow with the code 15ALL.

MooseyMoo Wed 26-Jun-13 20:44:42

Wow Toys Ernie Fire Engine for 8.50 with Amazon. My DS loves this. No batteries needed and has survived a year of constant use.

Witchesbrewandbiscuits Wed 26-Jun-13 20:55:22

wow, super organised! I need to order a moshi calendar smile

MooseyMoo Wed 26-Jun-13 21:08:21

Just bought this Leapfrog Lappup for 7.49 for my DN first birthday in Dec. it's also in green

thepartysover Thu 27-Jun-13 10:50:19

Thanks reastie! Really enjoyed this thread last year - glad to be here from the beginning this time.

FairyJen Thu 27-Jun-13 12:49:04

Disney store sale starts today, 50% off! Last year I got two of the giant plush toys in this sale smile

hurricanewyn Thu 27-Jun-13 13:00:42

Thanks for starting this - need a head start this year

lissieloo Thu 27-Jun-13 13:02:39

marking place!! this lego character encyclopedia is only 6 I got it for ds earlier this month

buildingmycorestrength Thu 27-Jun-13 14:00:15

Woolies toy sale

buildingmycorestrength Thu 27-Jun-13 14:22:16


for partners, dads, etc

Whipple Thu 27-Jun-13 14:36:00

Brainstom Illuminated Moon less than half price on Amazon £12.98

Whipple Thu 27-Jun-13 14:37:53

Thanks Reastie for doing this again thanks smile

hermioneweasley Thu 27-Jun-13 15:01:06

Thanks for all the tips, I Like to have a head start and spread the cost

DoubleMum Thu 27-Jun-13 16:39:44

Yay, just like old times, thanks Reastie. flowers

beadyboo Thu 27-Jun-13 17:34:40

What am I doing wrong on the Mrs Brown link. It's showing as £20 for me :-(

MooseyMoo Thu 27-Jun-13 17:45:21

beadyboo ah, just checked link and they've changed the price from £3 to £20

firstbubba Thu 27-Jun-13 19:20:35

Couldnt find it at that price?

firstbubba Thu 27-Jun-13 19:21:27

The kipling bag that is couldnt find at price?

DiaryOfAWimpyMum Thu 27-Jun-13 19:21:33

Oh good, I am so going to be prepared this year only 6 months to go!!

DiaryOfAWimpyMum Thu 27-Jun-13 19:32:47

I need to be quicker, everything I liked has gone up in price. shock

PoppyWearer Thu 27-Jun-13 19:50:03

I now need to avoid all shops and the Internet grin until Christmas.

Well, not quite, don't have a main present for DC1 or adult presents, but pretty sorted for little presents for the DCs/DNs and stocking fillers.

<checks that it is still, in fact, June>

irismom Thu 27-Jun-13 22:14:52

< marking my place >

PoppyWearer Thu 27-Jun-13 22:37:10
PoppyWearer Thu 27-Jun-13 22:55:46

Sorry, think that's a duff link.

MonsterBookOfTyRexs Thu 27-Jun-13 22:59:06

Marking place smile

Oreocrumbs Thu 27-Jun-13 23:17:16

Hi all, I've popped in a nose around!

My first offering is Sylvanian families Halloween set 4.20.

JaquelineHyde Thu 27-Jun-13 23:46:00

Excellent, just about to order 3 Moshi calendars.

Love these threads!

zipzap Fri 28-Jun-13 00:08:25

Book people have free postage today and tomorrow (thurs/friday) - code word is DOUGH.

Also Sainsburys have a load of kids dvds at £3 including free delivery at the moment if you want cheap dvds to have by you...

blondieminx Fri 28-Jun-13 00:15:37

<settles in ready to hunt bargains>

Popped into Paperchase yesterday, they have lots of stickers and other bits which would be good stocking fillers in the sale smile

toffeelolly Fri 28-Jun-13 00:27:44

Already got a lot of bit's and bob's , starting to get a couple.of thing's each week. Then will not have so much to get later on. Love the christmas threat'swink

skyeskyeskye Fri 28-Jun-13 00:41:47

I got emails today from Disney Store 50% off some things and Debenhams Sale.

This thread was a godsend last year, I got Disney toys for DD and friends for £10 down from £25.

melhm Fri 28-Jun-13 00:44:47

Marking place smile

Pannalash Fri 28-Jun-13 00:52:15

Loving the Christmas 'threats' toffeelolly lol!

LottieJenkins Fri 28-Jun-13 08:46:41

WARNING...................... Mrs Browns Boys has now gone up to £20

MooseyMoo Fri 28-Jun-13 09:39:10

I went into Claire's Accessories yesterday and all sale items are 3 for 2. I got some colourful chunky bracelets, little handbag and hello kitty hair bands for £5.

MooseyMoo Fri 28-Jun-13 09:40:16

Lottie just got my Mrs Brown Boys DVD delivered and was charged £3. So pleased with it thanks

MooseyMoo Fri 28-Jun-13 10:57:24

Skylanders giants battle pack 8.36 on Amazon

Most characters retail at £8 each (this set includes 2 and a cannon)

Umlauf Fri 28-Jun-13 11:01:42

Hi!! This is a great thread, I am already doing my Christmas shopping as I'm about to go on maternity leave so using up my last pay check!!

I'm a first time mummy though and don't know many people at all with children, so all my presents are for adults. Is there an adult christmas bargain thread/would anyone be interested in one, or are there lots of adulty presents that crop on on these threads too?

HenriettaPye Fri 28-Jun-13 11:06:59

Fab thread! Was just thinking this morning that its less than 6 months now so I better start getting bits and pieces in. Although its quite hard knowing what they will be into at Christmas time!

WhoremoaneeGrainger Fri 28-Jun-13 11:19:48

Thanks for this. Just got loads of hanging hearts from DOTCOM for DD (11) stocking - most expensive was £1.50. And a fab journal, something she mentioned yesterday. Only spent £9.47, but have 8 or 9 stocking bits. Great thread OP.

pirategeek Fri 28-Jun-13 11:23:25

Love this thread. Thanks for the jojo scooter tip!

kinkyfuckery Fri 28-Jun-13 11:42:46

Great thread, am looking forward to getting my shop on haha

zipzap Fri 28-Jun-13 12:30:37

umlauf there's usually lots of adult stuff too - obviously the sales are sticking more toys in earlier on this time around, not as many adult bargains - yet!

Another one to add - still kids! - play have Brave DND/blue ray on offer today for £6.99 dvd , bit more for blueray. cheapest I've seen it around anywhere.

And the argos sale is on - amongst other things, lots of lego reduced - lots out of stock locally and online but you might just get lucky!

RoadsTwo Fri 28-Jun-13 12:54:42

Yay! Thanks Reastie smile

I've just said it in another post but I'll say it here again. Buy from if you want to save loooads of money (and don't need anything too urgently)

BuffyFairyTopsTheTree Fri 28-Jun-13 13:09:37

thanks Reastie for starting the thread. I got so many bargains last year. DDs 2nd birthday is in September so on the lookout for gifts and party bag stuff as well as Xmas bargains.

HRHwheezing Fri 28-Jun-13 13:10:38

Well done reastie, marking my place!

ShadeofViolet Fri 28-Jun-13 13:19:04

Mentioned in another Christmas thread La La Loopsy doll for 15.00

marking place, will be back for a look when DP goes to work smile

PoppyWearer Fri 28-Jun-13 13:25:10

White Company sale now on.

Obviously still pricey but if you know someone who likes that sort of thing, may as well save a few quid!

I don't have any babies to shop for this Christmas (sob) but there looked to be some cute baby clothes as well as the baby toiletries set.

PoppyWearer Fri 28-Jun-13 13:27:10

I had an embarrassing number of parcels delivered this morning.

I blame you lot but am chuffed to have got so much already. Now where to hide it all?!?!

starjules Fri 28-Jun-13 13:39:35

Could I ask, if anyone sees baby Annabell or baby Annabell accessories to let me know please. Loved this last year as everyone was looking for things too!

starjules Fri 28-Jun-13 13:44:26

Buffy, asda seem to be selling off their party bag bits cheap and I got all my party bag and presents for pass the parcel etc from wilkinsons last week as they are selling off all the kids craft stuff. (Play doh kit complete with cutters for 62p, make your own pirate ship/ fairy castle 50p)

I just got some great Cath Kidston stocking fillers/niece nephew gifts in the sale.

Wallets, wash bags, hair accessorises, stationary sets.

buildingmycorestrength Fri 28-Jun-13 17:45:41

How exciting, have ordered Brave. Thanks.

Badvoc Fri 28-Jun-13 17:48:06

I must hide this thread smile
Cost me a fortune last year!

buildingmycorestrength Fri 28-Jun-13 18:04:13

SAVED you a fortune, Badvoc. grin.

buildingmycorestrength Fri 28-Jun-13 18:04:14

SAVED you a fortune, Badvoc. grin.

Badvoc Fri 28-Jun-13 18:08:09


DTisMYdoctor Fri 28-Jun-13 19:31:55

For anyone with lego Star Wars fans to buy for, this jabbas palace is currently £50 below rrp.

olivo Fri 28-Jun-13 20:02:33

Rumer, they have those slippers in our local BHS.

I too have just spent loads at dot com, thanks for the heads up!

Jojay Fri 28-Jun-13 20:13:44
raisah Fri 28-Jun-13 20:54:50

I bought a gift bag set of 10 assorted A4 size Dr. Seuss books for £15. It includes Green Eggs & Ham and Cat in the Hat.

Usually £6.99 for each individual book .

raisah Fri 28-Jun-13 20:56:34

From the Book people.

I posted too soon

PrincessWellington Fri 28-Jun-13 21:27:00

I've just ordered from dotcom. Loads of cheap stocking gifts, I got stickers for 10p, umbrella £1.19, crafts kits £1-1.50, cupcake flannel and soap £1, novelty tissues 50p, apple shaped sponge £1 etc. Spent £20 for approximately 20 items. They have cheap Christmas decs on there too. Thanks for the tip!

GobblersKnob Fri 28-Jun-13 21:59:38

Body Shop have a sale atm and the code EXTRATREAT gives another 40% off sale prices.

This is nice as a gift for £6.60 delivered wih the code.

Or this £4.20, good stocking filler.

WhereMyMilk Fri 28-Jun-13 22:27:52

Thank you! Just got Jabba's palace for DS!!!

urbanturban Fri 28-Jun-13 22:39:43

Brilliant! Loved last years thread.......still on mat leave after DC3 and with DD1s birthday being Christmas Eve, it's an expensive time of year!

notapizzaeater Fri 28-Jun-13 23:21:57

Lots of bargains on [www,] delivery slow takes about 2 weeks but have some good stuff. I tend to check every few days ... (tried to link but not sure how to on my iPad ....)

neeps1207 Sat 29-Jun-13 06:58:22

Lots of Octonauts toys reduced on Amazon, I've just ordered the Octopod for my wee boy (now to keep it hidden till Dec . . .)

Dysgu Sat 29-Jun-13 07:00:19


looks interesting...

LaTrucha Sat 29-Jun-13 07:04:59

To go with your Imaginext Batcaves from last year (Hi everyone!)

RhondaJean Sat 29-Jun-13 07:12:23

Marking place for now - can't believe I've just noticed you all!

DTisMYdoctor Sat 29-Jun-13 07:43:13

I'm so pleased someone got the benefit of the jabbas palace link wheresmymilk grin

I saw that elc had a half price sale which had included the playmobil treasure island at half price and am GUTTED it has sold out. DS got the pirate ship last year and it would have been great to get this for him at that price.

BuffyFairyTopsTheTree Sat 29-Jun-13 08:11:17

Starjules thanks for the tip. I'm near a Wilkos on Sun so will pop in and see if they have anything left.

FriskyHenderson Sat 29-Jun-13 08:35:32

If I wanted to purchase some naice wine/prosecco in the next week or so where has the best deal? M&S, Waitrose?

lightrain Sat 29-Jun-13 08:53:00

Frisky, ocado have prosecco reduced at the mo.

Chockywockydoodah Sat 29-Jun-13 09:28:44

Hi again all! Thanks Reastie, never too early to start looking for Christmas bargains! Marking place and will report back with bargains ASAP! smile

Miisty Sat 29-Jun-13 09:53:38

Sulkily and casubu are brilliant with children's clothes and different toys

ShadeofViolet Sat 29-Jun-13 10:27:28

Its DD's birthday in October and she wants an I Love Minnie doll, so if anyone sees them on offer can you let me know smile

MooseyMoo Sat 29-Jun-13 12:24:06

Daily mail have free lego Gandalf the grey today redeem at WHSmith or Eason

And little creator car tomorrow

Daily Star - Free Littlest Pet shop Toy worth £2 (coupon on page 40), redeemable at The Entertainer Store

cocolepew Sat 29-Jun-13 12:39:22

Just marking my place smile
If you are looking for candles \room diffusers type of thing, the Laura Ashley sale is good for them, the sale usually starts in the Sumner.

Reastie Sat 29-Jun-13 13:36:29

Went in to Laura Ashley last week coco and there was a sale on already. They always seem to have sales/discounts ATM.

RhondaJean Sat 29-Jun-13 14:05:21

Thank you for the dotcomgiftshop tip, I've just spent about £17 including postage and got everything for stocking except sweeties.

MooseyMoo Sat 29-Jun-13 16:54:06

Lamaze Muiscal Inchworm half price 7.55 This was DS favourite toy when he was 6-12 months

BuddhaBelly Sun 30-Jun-13 09:27:32

Another one to say thanks for the dotcom tip, bought lots of stocking fillers! Will be keeping my beady eye on this and hope to post some tips too grin

PoopPoooDeDooo Sun 30-Jun-13 09:36:03

Rumer Ebay Daily Deals have Stompeez on today, not sure how they compare price wise?

doublecakeplease Sun 30-Jun-13 09:59:39

Oh dear - just spent a fortune in the sale - I have LOADS of lonch bags, massive oil cloth bags - perfect for storing stuff. Was meant to be buying for Xmas, oops!!

ipanicked Sun 30-Jun-13 12:38:29

Thank you thank you thank you for starting this thread so early! Got so many good bargains last year!

LilRedWG Sun 30-Jun-13 13:03:01

marking thread for later perusal - thank you for starting.

MooseyMoo Sun 30-Jun-13 14:23:17

Radley have an (up to) 50% off sale, with a further 10% off with EXTRA10 and 5% Czb with Quidco.

Reastie Sun 30-Jun-13 16:54:47

In addition to 40% off code up thread they also have 16% cashback which can be used in conjunction with code when going via quidco website until this time tomorrow. Link on OP for joining quidco if you haven't already.

Reastie Sun 30-Jun-13 16:55:12

Forgot to mention ^ that post is about the body shop!

MooseyMoo Sun 30-Jun-13 20:01:04

Ciate have a 50% sale (nail polish, if you don't know the brand, like me!). MARIE30 gives an extra 30% off. Also free delivery today. I haven't heard of this brand but posters on MSE say its better than Nails Inc.

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iloveholidays Sun 30-Jun-13 21:03:56
iloveholidays Sun 30-Jun-13 21:06:05
iloveholidays Sun 30-Jun-13 21:07:54
iloveholidays Sun 30-Jun-13 21:08:55
iloveholidays Sun 30-Jun-13 21:10:38
iloveholidays Sun 30-Jun-13 21:12:44
iloveholidays Sun 30-Jun-13 21:15:53
iloveholidays Sun 30-Jun-13 21:17:18

Monopoly Cityville board game £6.52

iloveholidays Sun 30-Jun-13 21:17:35
Reastie Sun 30-Jun-13 21:22:03

iloveholidays stop making me want to buy up the whole of amazon grin wink

iloveholidays Sun 30-Jun-13 21:26:35

Haha Reastie... Trust me I don't work for them!! smile. I was having a look through the toy offers and usually find a couple but there appears to be loads of good deals on unless the RRP aren't correct!!!

I'm just about to go back over and decide what to get for myself/present cupboard!!! smile

Think I'm coming to an end now, struggling to find much else... Hopefully there will be some stuff useful to some people though.

fivefoottwowitheyesofblue Sun 30-Jun-13 21:50:54

Reastie Thanks for the thread - wonder how many we will get to by December?!!

I wanted to say thanks because last year you linked to a gallery (Whistlefish?) that do 10 birthday cards for £6. I ordered enough for all year and was delighted with the quality - really beautiful cards.

chimchar Sun 30-Jun-13 22:23:15

Popped on to the thread for a nosy....ended up buying loads!

Thanks very much for the heads up. Will be visiting you regularly!

pumpkin2012 Sun 30-Jun-13 22:30:17

Marking place!
Those amazon deals are great! smile

TallulahTwinkle Sun 30-Jun-13 22:58:48

Brilliant, thank you! Lots of stocking fillers purchased!

Oreocrumbs Sun 30-Jun-13 23:10:24
Reastie Mon 01-Jul-13 06:18:34

Oh yes, five I use them to buy my greetings cards still now. Found them when on holiday in Cornwall here's the link of anyone else

VegPatchLurker Mon 01-Jul-13 06:41:57

Inspired by you lot I got my DTs Playmobil advent calendars yesterday!

TeaAndCakeOrDeath Mon 01-Jul-13 07:47:21

The code 4614 gets you £15 off and a free whale shape sorter at Vertbaudet - minimum £20 spend though

Reastie Mon 01-Jul-13 07:56:44

frugi sale just opened if you need new clothes for DC/clothes for christmas gifts.

MooseyMoo Mon 01-Jul-13 13:35:35
MooseyMoo Mon 01-Jul-13 14:38:48
olivo Mon 01-Jul-13 19:18:44

Those cards at Whistlefish are lovely. I have just spent a fortune. In fact,my bank account is over £50 worse off thanks to this thread.
Oops! grin

olivo Mon 01-Jul-13 19:19:43

Sod it, I'm getting the polly pocket as well! wink

LalaDipsey Mon 01-Jul-13 19:26:56

Hi, does anyone have any codes for 'naice' bubble bath?! Molton Brown, L'Occitane that sort of thing? Thanks v much

olivo Mon 01-Jul-13 20:22:50

No codes, but molten brown has a sale on at the mo.

PoppyWearer Mon 01-Jul-13 20:26:32

Thanks for the Polly Pocket link, will do nicely for an upcoming birthday!

Also: Ecoiffier Toy Advent Calendar on Amazon for a bargain price, says it's suitable for 18mo and older, will suit my DS perfectly!

PoppyWearer Mon 01-Jul-13 20:29:21

Whilst we're on the subject of advent calendars, Mega Bloks Moshi Monster Calendar on Amazon for 6.

PoppyWearer Mon 01-Jul-13 20:31:47
PoppyWearer Mon 01-Jul-13 20:33:14
PoppyWearer Mon 01-Jul-13 20:45:23

BTW if someone got a dotcomgiftshop order missing two flower presses, I have them and will be sending them back tomorrow (and hopefully receiving what I did order). The rest of the stuff I ordered from them has arrived and is fab!


Wow thanks for all the amazon links, I have nabbed the Polly Pockets to start Xmas shopping and ordered a few more of the craft sets as random birthday presents.

Love this thread! So glad it's back!

PoppyWearer Mon 01-Jul-13 21:14:39

Woolworths had a load of the Crayola/craft set stuff in their sale the other day when I looked.

joymaker Mon 01-Jul-13 21:55:45


Murtette Mon 01-Jul-13 22:09:53

So, dedicated bargain hunters, do you think its worth "investing" in a Playmobil advent calendar now or waiting until nearer the time (by which I mean Sept or Aug rather than Nov when presumably prices must rocket)?
I am already getting excited about how excited DD will be to have one!

Oreocrumbs Mon 01-Jul-13 22:26:56

Murtette, I bought mine a few weeks ago, do you know how to use camelcamelcamel?

I bought it when it dropped to £8 odd. You can set a price alert for products so it emails you when items drop to your desired price.

You can also use it to see what the previous prices have been for all amazon products, so you know when something is a good price or not.

I started watching the advent calendars around the end of the summer hols last year and they didn't really drop below the £14 mark until Christmas, so I have bought mine early this year!

Murtette Mon 01-Jul-13 22:43:42

No. But it sounds exactly what I need. I've just signed up for it. How does it actually work though? And any tips so I'm not bombarded with information all of the time?

Oreocrumbs Mon 01-Jul-13 23:42:25

It is an amazon price tracker site.

Select the UK page and register (just email etc). Then just put a product into the search bar, e.g I put in playmobil advent calendar.

That takes you to a list of suitable products, just like amazon does. Select the one you are interested in and click on it. That will give you the page I linked to.

Have a look at the chart, you can select form amazon or 3rd party sellers, and see how the price has charted over the last few months.

If you can see it is, say £20 today, but the chart shows it drops to £10 at certain times, then you may decide not to buy it now but to wait, so you can track it at the top of the page. Just put in a price that you want and click track, when the item drops to or below your set price camel with email/tweet you.

You can do all kinds of other things, porting your wish list from amazon etc but I'm not that technical!

Also, on the home page it has info on what are the best % price drops in popular/your favourite categories. So sometimes you notice something at a good price and buy it, even if you don't need it grin.

Someone posted about it on this thread last year and it is a great site. I started thinking about what sort of things I would probably like for my DD's birthday and Christmas (she is only 3 so still up to me!!) and tracked them in January.

I bought the calendar in May, and will buy things like playmobil, lego, sylvanian familes as and when they drop to a good price through out the year.

Oreocrumbs Mon 01-Jul-13 23:44:35

Oh and it only emails you when you have an alert that you have to manually set, so no daily spamming!

blondieminx Tue 02-Jul-13 00:24:24

Good lord I've blown a fortune on Amazon tonight thanks to this thread blush

stocked up on various Playmobil bits, thanks thanks thanks and also spotted that they have some Sylvanian Families discounts [[ like this gymnastics set was £17.99 now £13.29). Although, I can't beleive they want a fiver for a teeny tiny plastic Sylvanian Families loo hmm

DTismydoctor is it worth ringing customer services to see if any local stores are holding that item at all? Some retailers (thinking here of Debenhams) will do that for you as it's win-win - you get your item and are pleased they've gone the extra mile, they get your spend!

blondieminx Tue 02-Jul-13 00:30:02

Marking place!

blondieminx Tue 02-Jul-13 00:34:58

ooooh look, Amazon are on Quidco grin the bargains are even better!

Also got 3 for 2 on bits in Claire's Accessories earlier, even on sale items (got some bits for DD's partybags)

buzzgirly Tue 02-Jul-13 07:02:23

I was having a look at amazon and saw some bargains, my first thought was better post it on mumsnet!!

Hungry hippos

buzzgirly Tue 02-Jul-13 07:05:00

I'll try that again - Hungry Hippos

buzzgirly Tue 02-Jul-13 07:06:10
buzzgirly Tue 02-Jul-13 07:07:23
buzzgirly Tue 02-Jul-13 07:08:21
Theonlyoneiknow Tue 02-Jul-13 07:10:59

Thanks reastie!. I loved this thread last year! Am away on hols tonight but marking place for later :-)

MooseyMoo Tue 02-Jul-13 09:24:42

Any Wallis fans? They have an up to 50% sale. Just looked at jewellery and lots of items reduced to 5

siblingrevelry Tue 02-Jul-13 10:35:14

Yoda lego watch for £10 at Amazon (7% cashback via Quidco too). Will either be stocking fillers for my boys or additions to the presents cupboard!

Thanks, MooseyMoo - just ordered a load of bits for Xmas and kids party presents! If you spend over £30 there is free delivery with the code SUMMER30.

Jojay Tue 02-Jul-13 11:01:29

Marking place for later - love this thread!

Oreocrumbs Tue 02-Jul-13 13:08:21
Oreocrumbs Tue 02-Jul-13 13:10:30
MooseyMoo Tue 02-Jul-13 13:27:57
daisychicken Tue 02-Jul-13 16:12:56

[[®-Factory-Watch-minifigure-9003059/dp/B004T0ALQ0/ref=pd_sim_watches_12 Another Lego watch]]

daisychicken Tue 02-Jul-13 16:14:00

Try again

another Lego watch

starjules Tue 02-Jul-13 17:20:53

I cant do those funky links so hope this works. Wilkinsons have a lovely wooden dolls cradle and wooden dolls high chair and buggy all at £7.50.

starjules Tue 02-Jul-13 17:22:32

bugger that link only goes to the home page. if you go to the home page and type in my little wooden. It will bring it up.

LaTrucha Tue 02-Jul-13 19:35:08

Don't forget there are codes for Debenhans on the promotional codes topic that give 15% off sale prices and free delivery. Works on sale items. I got one of those vtech transforming dinosaur things for 65% off.

BuddhaBelly Tue 02-Jul-13 19:47:33

Smyths have got a baby sale on (can't link on phone)

PrincessWellington Tue 02-Jul-13 19:55:01

Loving this thread, thanks for the camel tip, I already have wish lists set up for everyone so this will come in handy

JaquelineHyde Tue 02-Jul-13 20:02:33

Up to 50% off at East Here

BuffyFairy Tue 02-Jul-13 21:35:50

Poppywearer thanks for the Ecoiffier advent calendar link. I love the playmobil ones but think DD is too young so this is perfect. Just ordered it. smile

Thanks to whoever posted the dotcom tip. Got some stocking and party bag fillers on the way. Magic drawing slates for 39p and sticker sheets for 10p.

The play-doh party pack is 1/2 price at ELC so only £2. 10 little tubs, great for party bags or stocking filler. Showing as out of stock on website at the moment but might come back in again. It's been out then in then out! Picked up mine in the Westfield White City store. doh Play-Doh party pack

likesnowflakesinanocean Tue 02-Jul-13 21:39:58

settling in. have started putting a few things awaygrin

MortifiedAdams Tue 02-Jul-13 22:03:34

Ahh noo Ive got £56 worth of stuff in my BOdy Shop basket but the codes arent working!

everydayaschoolday Tue 02-Jul-13 22:22:09

Hi everyone. May I join in too? I loved these threads before christmas last year grin. My opening offering is: Cath Kidston Christmas Organiser 30% off at WH Smith.

everydayaschoolday Tue 02-Jul-13 22:28:09
AudrinaAdare Tue 02-Jul-13 22:37:53

Yay! I might have name-changed since last year but I loved this thread.

Well I tried to tell myself that I spent far too much last year and to avoid, since circs have changed, but thinking about it (30% off Jack Wills hoodie which DD wears all the time - especially now hmm teen) I can't afford to miss it!

I am planning to raise funds my selling the child's Christmas duvet I bought last year and never used. I will need to time it very carefully grin

Lovely to see you again Reastie thanks

Helenagrace Tue 02-Jul-13 22:44:58

Knew I'd find a suitable thread in here for this! I spotted the Lego City Fire Station in Morrisons today reduced for £69.99 to £40.

Is it very sad that my first thought was "ooh must tell Mumsnet"?

Doingfine Tue 02-Jul-13 22:50:56

Great thread thanks

everydayaschoolday Tue 02-Jul-13 23:21:31

Sorry, where are my manners....

Hi Reastie smile, thanks for the thread and bringing us all back together again, and hopefully with lots of new friends to boot! flowers

DTisMYdoctor Tue 02-Jul-13 23:40:12

Booooo, the lego city fire station is £59.99 online.

everydayaschoolday Tue 02-Jul-13 23:44:25

DTis in Tesco online at £29.99. smile Hope that's the same one...

everydayaschoolday Tue 02-Jul-13 23:45:14

arrgh sorry it's unavailable at the mo. Ignore me blush

zipzap Tue 02-Jul-13 23:48:57

Just when you thought that you'd cleared out the dotcomgiftshop - they've gone and added a whole load of new things to it (including christmas decorations) so it's time to head back over there...
Sorry no link as on phone.
Probably worth mentioning that you can sign up for their newsletter and get even earlier notification of their sales than me reporting the details here!

Reastie Wed 03-Jul-13 06:37:17

Re: dotcomgiftshop if you sign up to their newsletter you get an email with a voucher for £5 off (there's a minimum spend but not sure what it is)

DTisMYdoctor Wed 03-Jul-13 06:56:27

Thanks anyway everdayaschool day. I'll try and get to our local Morrisons, but I'm not convinced they do toys.

Reastie thanks and wine

Debenhams have a couple of good codes - BN32 gets 10% off and works on some sale items (got a £15 purse for £6.37) and SHJ7 gets you free delivery.

Used them this morning and they worked.

LaTrucha Wed 03-Jul-13 10:25:56

More Debenhams codes:
FL72 15% off
SHBC Free delivery.

Can be used with sale stock. Can be used together. Bargain.

Anyone looking for a basic e-reader - Asda have the Nook Simple Touch for £29,default,pd.html

TallulahTwinkle Wed 03-Jul-13 10:35:56

half price children's bikes plus free delivery from Halfords, plus cash back if you go through Quidco smile

grew Wed 03-Jul-13 10:41:13

Marking place!

PoppyWearer Wed 03-Jul-13 12:36:19

Just ordered some more from dotcomgiftshop blush

Stockings sorted apart from sweets!

oriol Wed 03-Jul-13 13:45:42

Thank you for getting me started early

QueenofallIsee Wed 03-Jul-13 13:54:06

dotcomgiftshop is awesome!

MooseyMoo Wed 03-Jul-13 14:25:09

Who was after L'Occitane codes? There's a load of them at the moment...

FB100K for free Divine set worth £20 when you spend £35
Revitalising Summer Essentials for £15 instead of £30 using code FRESH3
DIV7D for free 7 day Divine cream trial
PPW15T 20% off
For a limited time there is x6 samples with each order

And 5% CB with Quidco

MooseyMoo Wed 03-Jul-13 14:28:31

Oh, just realised there's a glitch. Add Summer Essentials to basket, go to checkout and add code and it applies code changing price to £15 smile

Reastie Wed 03-Jul-13 14:51:25

thanks moosey. Don't forget 5% cash back on quidco at L'occitaine too grin . Got DM the summer essentials for her birthday next week and 2 half price hand washes from their sale and used the 20% off code to save £6 on those 3 things. That's 2 more christmas pressies added to the list!

LaTrucha Wed 03-Jul-13 14:53:38

OMG - if you do what Moosey aid and then put something else in and apply PPW15T 20% off code it takes 20% off everything again.

LaTrucha Wed 03-Jul-13 14:58:26

(So the Summer Essentials thing is £12 in the end)

Reastie Wed 03-Jul-13 15:04:47

That's what I managed I think. I bought 2 x hand washes for £14 and the summer essentials bag thingy for £15 and the code deducted £6 (so got money off the sale and offer stuff). Ended out with £60 of stuff for under £27 plus 6 free sample sachets thanks

cocolepew Wed 03-Jul-13 15:16:55

Office have a good sale online of Converse.
Burt's Bees £50 lucky dip for £24.

SupercoolMummy Wed 03-Jul-13 15:20:38

Thanks so much for that. I just got the summer essentials thing, the floral favourites collection, 7day divine cream sample and 6 free samples for £18 plus delivery. (I would add in a bunch of flowers to say thanks but I don't know how to!)

MooseyMoo Wed 03-Jul-13 15:30:47

I do love a good glitch smile just bought

Revitalising summer essentials £15
Shea honey butter x2
Free divine 7 day trial cream
X6 samples
Free gift wrapping, you can choose for them to wrap or enclose the materials for you to wrap yourself)

For £18.80 (plus £3.95 for delivery)

The 20% code I posted above only works on full price items but it is working against the revitalising summer essentials at the moment.

Shellwedance Wed 03-Jul-13 15:41:31

Marking place, love thus thread!

MooseyMoo Wed 03-Jul-13 15:50:55
BuffyFairy Wed 03-Jul-13 17:59:27

thanks Moosey for the L'occitane codes. I think they've fixed the glitch but I needed a couple of birthday presents and got some stocking presents and a present for me

£86 worth of stuff for £45 delivered plus free samples and Divine 7 day trial grin

I got the summer essentials set, floral favourites collection, Shea butter comforting collection, 2 magic key tube squeezers and a lavender fizzy bath pebble.

BuffyFairy Wed 03-Jul-13 18:00:51

Forgot to say Topcashback give 5.25% too.

Trazzletoes Wed 03-Jul-13 18:31:57

Hi Buffy!!!

Reastie Wed 03-Jul-13 18:37:55

I keep forgetting to say blush Hello to everyone and thanks for all the greetings and waves, it's great to see you all again, lots of lovely friendly faces. Now, sit down with a brew and biscuit and get ordering!

PastaBeeandCheese Wed 03-Jul-13 19:07:47

<marks place> I have loads of autumn birthdays including DD and this thread got me sorted last year.

Murtette Wed 03-Jul-13 20:55:28

Oreo thank you for explaining camelcamelcamel in such simple terms. I hope DD still likes Playmobil come Xmas as I'm tracking so many sets. And some Duplo too.

MooseyMoo Wed 03-Jul-13 21:04:15

Just got an email from the book people. Their summer special has started: 3 books for 10

PrincessWellington Wed 03-Jul-13 21:17:06

Dotcom order arrived today.

Yellow moon are doing free postage with code Y27C it has a good range of Christmas craft on the clearance section plus plenty of other stuff for stockings

MooseyMoo Wed 03-Jul-13 21:25:49

RHFREE gives free delivery for the book people - no min spend. I just ordered three books from their summer saving and this code worked smile

sameoldIggi Wed 03-Jul-13 22:09:25

Good lord a Christmas thread. I bought all my shopping from these threads last year (buckets of Molton Brown!) but I think I spent more money in the end, especially on ds, as I kept seeing bargains.
Still, a birthday coming up and a request for a 3ds has been made, so I'd better start hunting for bargains!
It's weird how seeing Reastie's name gave me a tingly, Christmassy feeling wink

Snowgirl1 Wed 03-Jul-13 23:00:51

Thanks for this thread. Marking place.

JaquelineHyde Thu 04-Jul-13 07:23:52

Wow just bought loads in the L'Occitane sale and applied all the codes, just going to wait and see what arrives.

Reastie Thu 04-Jul-13 08:05:19

same wink grin

Umlauf Thu 04-Jul-13 08:36:32

Charles Tyrwhitt has a very good sale on for men. my DH is a casual fellow but they have amazing PJs for men.

Notonthehighstreets sale has started too but itshmm

Umlauf Thu 04-Jul-13 08:38:58

oh and the charles tyrwhitt has a free delivery codr that works, i dont remember it offhand but its googleable! (on my phone, sorry) is doing 3 for 2 on everything including reduced stuff, i got some wooden photo blocks for £10 for 3 (thy were £12 each!)

BuffyFairy Thu 04-Jul-13 09:25:20

<waves at Trazzle!>

BuffyFairy Thu 04-Jul-13 09:26:28

Ooh I think I worked out how to do a blank post by accident!

That was meant to be

<waves at Trazzle>

JaquelineHyde Thu 04-Jul-13 09:37:44

It was <waves at Trazzle> Buffy grin grin

notso Thu 04-Jul-13 10:06:19

Yay, so pleased to see this thread again!

BuffyFairy Thu 04-Jul-13 10:27:45

grin Jacqueline Hyde

Waves at Trazzle! Happy bargain hunting grin

Elainey1609 Thu 04-Jul-13 11:01:59

Just spent loads on dot com ....blame you guys but at least that's xmas started
also got some nice bits in body shop sale.

Just an FYI bath and body works sale is on in America
great gifts ....especially for nurses ect.

Chockywockydoodah Thu 04-Jul-13 11:04:50

Hi everyone

Playmobil Suburban House playset better than half price at The Entertainer - £129.99 reduced to £49.99!!

suburban house

Mrsmost Thu 04-Jul-13 11:17:41

Marking place thank you grin

Elainey1609 Thu 04-Jul-13 11:19:18

The works have got some great deals on.
Stocking fillers from 99p
and dvds for all the family.....some in deal 6 for £15

wankerchief Thu 04-Jul-13 12:49:11

Loving this thread! Just spent £54 and got prezzies for 5 family members and did my 2 boys stockings!

SupercoolMummy Thu 04-Jul-13 13:02:19

Hi, Accessorize has a sale on. Lots of jewellery, bags, purses and hair things. Hope someone finds something smile

leesmum Thu 04-Jul-13 14:38:48

Thanks Elainey, just got some more goodies for stockings....has anyone managed to get the 40%off and free delivery at Bodyshop? it was having none of it when I tried before.

Reastie Thu 04-Jul-13 16:24:44

body shop codes can change all the time leesmum , maybe they've got a new code now <clueless>

jenbird Thu 04-Jul-13 20:37:32

If you have a tractor mad little boy then these are a bargain:
Fairly specific but will be a great little present for my son

Elainey1609 Thu 04-Jul-13 20:42:13

Thanx for the Accessorize tip just bout xmas and bday pressies for mum and sister.

Lessmum Body shop codes have changed again im afraid I tried them earlier

olivo Thu 04-Jul-13 20:59:59

Everything I want from accessorize is out of stock already. Has given me the impetus to go tot ht s nearest shop tomorrow though!

Murtette Thu 04-Jul-13 22:51:15

Mothercare have got loads of character pants, socks & PJs half price in their sale at the moment. I know you can still get similar cheaper in ASDA or Primark but I don't feel as though I could give those as a present whereas Mothercare would be acceptable!

BuffyFairy Fri 05-Jul-13 00:54:49

Thanks Murtette, DD will love the peppa pig pants grin topcashback have an exclusive 6.3 % at Mothercare for the next 5 days.

blondieminx Fri 05-Jul-13 08:09:04

Just popping on to say that Zulily have very bargainous rainwear today - just ordered a peppa pig rainsuit for DD for £10.94 delivered!

ShadeofViolet Fri 05-Jul-13 08:35:08

Thanks for the tip about dotcomgiftshop.

ShadeofViolet Fri 05-Jul-13 08:35:52

Posted too soon. Just picked up loads of stuff - very happy now smile

laurenamium Fri 05-Jul-13 13:59:57

Marking my place grin

laurenamium Fri 05-Jul-13 14:21:06

Just bought the decorate your belt thing off amazon thanks

Reastie Fri 05-Jul-13 14:54:59

Ohh blondie off to check Zulily now (link on OP), thanks for the heads up thanks

BuffyFairy Fri 05-Jul-13 15:34:18

Blondie I just got that raincoat too. DD is going to love it grin Thanks for the tip thanks

Sabadee Fri 05-Jul-13 16:05:06

Thanks for the dotcomgiftshop tip. However, I spent £40 on bit and bobs for Christmas and a forthcoming birthday but the parcel didn't arrive during the one-hour allocated slot. I've spent 5 days chasing it (it still hasn't turned up) and I'm a bit cheesed off at being offered a £2.95 refund to compensate. Apart from that - great site!

Chockywockydoodah Fri 05-Jul-13 17:59:12

Cath Kidston sale - up to 50% (further reductions) off some items now and free delivery over £50

Cath sale

Spally1 Fri 05-Jul-13 20:56:56

Just found this Disney Leappad 2 on Amazon - half price to £49.99

Spally1 Fri 05-Jul-13 20:57:44
whoneedstosleep Fri 05-Jul-13 21:00:21

Kiddiecare has a good sale

Trunki 23

everydayaschoolday Fri 05-Jul-13 23:07:16

The Works:

15% off = save15
free delivery this weekend = ship4free

both codes worked together for me.

Murtette Fri 05-Jul-13 23:16:32

Aspace have got a lovely hobby horse half price so its only £12.50. Its one of the ones where, if you press its ear, it neighs.

everydayaschoolday Sat 06-Jul-13 00:02:43

Choccy thanks for the Cath Kidston tip flowers. That will be one happy teenager on christmas morning smile

BeaWheesht Sat 06-Jul-13 00:08:39

Haven't read the whole thread yet but thanks Reastie.

Home bargains had Lego big city books RRP £6 for 79p when I was in the other day - come with little figure.

Curlygirly Sat 06-Jul-13 08:10:03

Don't know if someone has already posted this but...Argos have the Playmobil School from £119.99 to £39.99.
Have reserved mine and collecting this morn!

SummerLightning Sat 06-Jul-13 09:24:28

Thanks for this thread and thanks curly - just reserved one too!

Oreocrumbs Sat 06-Jul-13 10:03:41

Well spotted curly! One reserved here too grin.

Ooh it's beginning to look a bit like Christmas despite the fact we are eating breakfast in the garden and it is sweltering.

PrincessWellington Sat 06-Jul-13 10:14:36

I got a playmobil school too. Couldn't have stretched to the full price!

Reastie Sat 06-Jul-13 10:26:13

grin oreo

thanks curly, one reserved here too, will collect on Monday. Excellent find.

Chockywockydoodah Sat 06-Jul-13 11:56:22

Ive reserved the playmobil school too! Thanks! flowers

Jojay Sat 06-Jul-13 12:23:06


PoppyWearer Sat 06-Jul-13 12:34:22

I've also reserved the school - that is a massive bargain! thanks

Reastie Sat 06-Jul-13 13:07:51

Would someone mind confirming for me if the playmobil school has all the accessories/people pictured? Just so I don't get too excited before collecting it blush

L'occitaine order arrived today, thanks to whoever did all the codes as everything came

PrincessWellington Sat 06-Jul-13 14:12:24

Playmobil school has ten figures and 60 accessories

Reastie Sat 06-Jul-13 14:18:59

thanks Princess, sounds amazing value then!

UnicornsPooGlitter Sat 06-Jul-13 15:32:59

Great thread, thanks smile. I'll contribute when I can.

olivo Sat 06-Jul-13 16:01:11

I am so pleased with the playmobil tip off. Although we don't live in the uk, I phoned a friend which as been ale to reserve one for me and I will collect in a few months when we visit! DD will be delighted and I suspect DD1 (7) will play with it toogrin

buildingmycorestrength Sat 06-Jul-13 16:53:13

The Argos sale has a Sylvanian Family set at less than half price too. And an ani magic bunny for leas than half price. Result.

emmelinelucas Sat 06-Jul-13 16:56:35

just marking my place.
i will add things, too if i see them

LaTrucha Sat 06-Jul-13 17:28:30

Argos have lots of great deals on animagic stuff. The labrador mum and baby is half price fr example.

Curlygirly Sat 06-Jul-13 18:20:30

Collected the Playmobil school and it's fab!

Billysilly Sat 06-Jul-13 19:02:25

Ordered playmobil school too. Toys R Us summer sale is on. I've bought a few presents for daughters birthday and Christmas. It's scary being this organised!

MortifiedAdams Sat 06-Jul-13 19:12:20

Nooo all my local Argoss are out of stock of the school.

EightToSixer Sat 06-Jul-13 19:21:04

Thank you for the school link. I got the last one in the area, then saw another one the other side of town too so have reserved that in case my sister wants one for my nephew. Now just everyone else to buy for!

buildingmycorestrength Sat 06-Jul-13 19:25:36

Ooh, ToyRUs have the Disney Princess kitchen on half price at £50! My nieces have that and it is great, has lasted them all about 8 years.

HokeyCokeyPigInAPokey Sat 06-Jul-13 19:29:04

How have i only just seen this?!

Bless you Reastie for starting another one, we are all still stocked up on OK scarves and Molton Brown bits from the Christmas one!!

I am off on holiday in three weeks and then starting xmas when i get back so marking place!

LaTrucha Sat 06-Jul-13 19:33:18

Debenhams have this from Occitane. You can use code upthead for free delivery, although the 15% off doesn't work

LaTrucha Sat 06-Jul-13 19:39:02

What was all that Paper Jamz stuff from last year like? Considering this for DD

Remeber the Debenhams codes upthread!

LaTrucha Sat 06-Jul-13 19:48:25

Hem. Bargain Pink LeapPad
FL72 for 15% more off.
SHBC for free delivery.

LaTrucha Sat 06-Jul-13 19:49:44

So wish I could get one for DD but DH has vetoed computers for her.

HokeyCokeyPigInAPokey Sat 06-Jul-13 20:30:13

LaTrucha i linked to that on the Christmas thread, i got it for dd and she has played with it loads, very sturdy and worth £11.00.

LaTrucha Sat 06-Jul-13 21:30:53

Would it be ok for someone who will be 6?

PrincessWellington Sat 06-Jul-13 21:51:01

Latrucha - amazon has reviews on the paper jam - I've just bought it for my 6 yr old based on the reviews

VianneFox Sat 06-Jul-13 22:29:35

great thread again! Marking place

HokeyCokeyPigInAPokey Sat 06-Jul-13 22:43:29

I brought it for dd who was 9 at the time but dd2 who was 6 nicked borrowed it lots so i would think so!

mercibucket Sat 06-Jul-13 22:45:40

the playmobil school really annoyed me. it was on sale last year for around 50 quid when they suddenly doubled the price. i hate those so called half price offers.
still, 39 quid is a good price for it

PrincessWellington Sat 06-Jul-13 23:31:08

Tesco club card have magazine subscriptions - I'm looking at Discovery Box and Kids National Geographic for fraction of price for paid for subscription.

BeaWheesht Sun 07-Jul-13 00:20:55

Ds got the paper jams drum and guitar last Xmas as he turned 6 and loved them, especially the guitar

queenebay Sun 07-Jul-13 10:26:29

Rumoured to be the next sale this Saturday too so could grab some bargains there too x

PrincessWellington Sun 07-Jul-13 12:24:32

Home bargains - Lego city book with one figure 79p rrp £5.99

JaquelineHyde Sun 07-Jul-13 13:12:26

I have reserved the school house and 2 of animagic bunnies for collection tomorrow grin

Only a few little bits needed and DD2 will be done, then I can begin on the other 3 DC and my HUGE family!

MooseyMoo Sun 07-Jul-13 14:01:26

Seasalt have free delivery (with full price item) and their jute bags are 2 for £7/8 are included.

Code is HEATWAVE2013

scrappydappydoo Sun 07-Jul-13 14:10:34

DD has the paper jamz thing - she loves it - not sure our ears love it quite so much...

LaTrucha Sun 07-Jul-13 14:17:35

Thanks for the paper jamz feedback. I don't seem to be able to make the 15% off code work with it. Anyone had any luck with it ?

LaTrucha Sun 07-Jul-13 14:17:46

p.s. Boden sale now on.

Umlauf Sun 07-Jul-13 15:33:01

Joules has an OK sale, very pretty umbrellas half price (now a tenner) with 1 pound delivery.

sameoldIggi Sun 07-Jul-13 15:49:41

How do you all know what they will (ahem) ask Santa for? My ds (almost 6)'s tastes change so much. I could make a very expensive mistake.

Reastie Sun 07-Jul-13 16:06:27

My DD is 2 same so I can twist and control things easier than when she gets older I think!

LaTrucha Sun 07-Jul-13 16:08:46


There are loads of offers that come on nearer to Christmas, so no need to start now unless you want to. DD stays pretty consistent. She has been asking for a microphone for about two years. She also wants a V tech electronic diary, which I know she will want then. DS wants a forestry tractor from Bruder but I know it won't come down much in price, so I won't buy it yet just in case he changes his mind.

PrincessWellington Sun 07-Jul-13 16:28:07

I'm always asked in December what dcs want so if there is something specific its covered like this.

PrincessWellington Sun 07-Jul-13 16:31:05

Car boot finds today were Enid blyton book, joke set and wicked queen from Snow White. All new. Am wondering how much I can do via car boot this year?!? Already got a David Walliams book and several Shirley Hughes books.

PeanutPatty Sun 07-Jul-13 16:37:45

Marks spot!

blondieminx Sun 07-Jul-13 21:14:31

Zulily have Melissa & Doug naice wooden toys today.

Some nice cheap pj's going in the Mothercare sale also

500internalerror Sun 07-Jul-13 22:42:46

Paperjamz are much cheaper on gift ideas - £2.99 amp!

500internalerror Sun 07-Jul-13 22:43:50
500internalerror Sun 07-Jul-13 22:44:44

It's not letting me llink, but type paper jamz into the site search!

500internalerror Sun 07-Jul-13 23:07:26

horrible histories battle packs half price...Eygptian or Roman.

PrincessWellington Mon 08-Jul-13 10:07:56

The amp doesn't come with a microphone though 500

Chockywockydoodah Mon 08-Jul-13 10:34:50

Zulily clearance sale started today

BeaWheesht Mon 08-Jul-13 11:57:05

Thanks 500 for the HH link, just bought them for ds, he will be ecstatic

buildingmycorestrength Mon 08-Jul-13 13:45:52

Picked up enormous school and bunny and craft pack from Argos today. grin Thanks so much!

MooseyMoo Mon 08-Jul-13 14:05:06

John Deere ride on tractor 64 (normally 139)

Would love to get this for DS 2nd birthday but we don't really have room

PoppyWearer Mon 08-Jul-13 14:31:40

I picked up the Playmobil school today and it's huge! thanksthanks

The lady serving me at Argos couldn't believe the price either.

(I might actually put it aside for DS' next birthday as I think DH might get huffy about another big plastic toy this year. But still, that is his birthday sorted!)

Reastie Mon 08-Jul-13 15:16:53

Another person picked up the playmobil school today and very pleased although the box was rather battered ( angry to argos). Very good value. I'm thinking of putting it aside for DDs 4th birthday - is that the right kind of age for playmobil or is it better before then?

LaTrucha Mon 08-Jul-13 15:38:39

I got one too. Very dusty but otherwise looks great. Thankyou. I think 4 would be fine Reastie.

Chockywockydoodah Mon 08-Jul-13 16:26:00

I'm picking up my Playmobil school tomorrow (visiting Argos without a nosey DD in tow)!

Reastie I think Im thinking the same as you, keep it for DD's 4th bday. She loves her Happyland at the mo grin

poppy my DH sounds same as yours, moaning about the amount of toys we have! We don't have half as many toys as some other children who's houses we have visited! shock

LaTrucha Mon 08-Jul-13 17:50:42

Chocky - Argos are very good at bagging up behind the counter. I usually tell DCs it's something boring for the kitchen. I'm a bit abashed that they always believe me!

MisForMumNotMaid Mon 08-Jul-13 17:53:22

Wow that playmobil school is fantastic. Just reserved for DD's 3rd Birthday in January!

olivo Mon 08-Jul-13 18:20:38

I have bought the school for Dds 4 th birthday. DD1 would like it though, and she is 7! That's why it is perfect, it'll keep them both occupied!

Chockywockydoodah Mon 08-Jul-13 18:21:18

thanks LaTrucha good to know that! wink

iloveholidays Mon 08-Jul-13 18:52:18
iloveholidays Mon 08-Jul-13 18:56:46

Not a huge discount but looks fun... Colour in playhouse £7

Tempted for in the garden this week whilst its hot to keep the girls entertained!!!

PoppyWearer Mon 08-Jul-13 18:59:42

The colour in playhouse is a good price - would be a good one for a birthday present.

Taffeta Mon 08-Jul-13 19:25:09

Sarah Raven sale on, lovely stuff in home section

Murtette Mon 08-Jul-13 20:02:42

For those of you with the Playmobil school (which I'm about to take a look at) - DD is 3.8 and has just started playing with Playmobil. She loves it. It is incredibly intricate, especially in contrast to Happyland/Little People stuff. I'd say its more suitable for 4yo than 3yo. But has tiny bits so its easy to lose them & you have to be very careful if you have a baby (as we do) as a lot of it could be swallowed. DD just has a couple of the smaller sets and is only allowed to play with them at the kitchen table & preferably when DS is napping.

Murtette Mon 08-Jul-13 20:15:20

Also just reserved the Playmobil school! That's DD's Xmas present sorted. And for her bday she's having a bike (not that I've got that yet) and DS will be having something down from the loft (DDs old toys are all up there) for Xmas so that's the kids sorted!

MortifiedAdams Mon 08-Jul-13 20:47:00

Anyone woth the school already - does it come with all the people? Just on the website when I clicked on it, it shows alternative products and one of them is "Fully Furnished School" for the £100odd price?

ive found one in stock at a nearish store so will collect tomorrow but am.worried it is just an enpty school.

Oreocrumbs Mon 08-Jul-13 21:02:29

It comes with 10 people, and some school stuff like a blackboard, pens, books, back packs, a skeleton(!).

There are two schools, they appear to be the same school building but the cheaper one (this one) has a small selection of bits, where I think the other has more.

I think there is more than enough in this kit, and certainly for the price difference.

Oreocrumbs Mon 08-Jul-13 21:05:11

Having just looked at the box for Mortified, I'm wondering how long this is going to take to build? There are 491 pieces!

Should I start now in the hope it is ready for Christmas day? grin

Murtette Mon 08-Jul-13 21:08:13

The spec for the more expensive one is :

•The Playmobil Large School Building comes with a classroom complete with a fully functional blackboard, desks, posters and many books, a science lab with skeleton and microscope.
• Also includes office with PCs and drinks making facilities, boys and girls toilets, and an art and music room complete with instruments, paint sets and sculptures.
• Includes 9 Playmobil figures, a chiming break bell and over 50 accessories.

The spec for the cheaper one is:
•The Playmobil School Building features your favourite lessons and comes with 10 Playmobil figure and over 60 accessories.
•The Maths room has a functional blackboard.
•The Science room contains a microscope, test tubes and a full-size skeleton.
•There's lots of activity in the Art room with painting and drawing.
•The music group can practice during break times.
•One supplied.

So it seems you get slightly more in the cheaper one (1 more figure and 10 more accessories). Is the more expensive one the "new improved" version and therefore they're trying to get rid of old stock? Tbh, I don't care. Its such a bargain. DD is going to be so excited and I am getting excited thinking about her excitement in 5 months and 13 days time (or however long it is!).

Oreo - I hadn't even put the school on CamelCamel as it was so beyond my budget I hadn't dreamed I'd be able to get it for DD.