Ho ho ho sleigh bells are a ringing, it’s christmas bargains thread number 3 with jingle bells on top of the christmas cake

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Reastie Sun 18-Aug-13 06:37:42

Special festive title for spottyteacakes grin . Here we go people, the THIRD bargain Christmas thread for 2013 already <feels slightly overorganised> . Please forgive the fact that so many sale and amazon products aren’t individually linked or are linked but price may since change by the time you click on it - so many of them are out of stock and amazon seem to change prices on an almost hourly basis (it feels like) on a number of items that were previously linked to. As usual please tell me if any of these links/codes don’t work or if there’s anything particularly you want to be in the next OP (assuming there is another wink ) how would I do any shopping without you now

thanks for all your help in helping my christmas shopping in 2013 be once again bargainous grin

First thread here

http://www.mumsnet.com/Talk/Christmas/a1815558-Second-Christmas-bargain-2013-thread-already-Its-still-only-July#40969637 second thread here]]

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

how to get around amazon delivery prices

Free 400ml bottle of elemis milk bath worth £42 when you take a three month subscription of women's fitness magazine for £1. You can even get both print and digital mags. Go here It's code B1310B for print and digital mags and code B1310P for print only. Just remember to cancel the direct debit before the three months are up, same as last years glamour one.

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

Amazon £2 finger puppets here

Amazon peppa pigs down to £1.99 my mummy big train fire engine washing day

Amazon Lego Summer camp down to £64 here

Argos Yvolution scooters half price here

Argos reduced games here

Body shop free delivery and 40% off when you spend a fiver. Code is honey or extratreat here&#8232;
Book people free delivery with code RHFREE here popular Julia Donaldson set here, different from last years or try AFSURF gives 10% off at The Book People

Book clearance site here

Buckaroo only £5.19 from mothercare here . Warning from cockerpoodle though - the new buckaroo does not buck confused

Character PJs here

Christmas ribbons sale here

Clinton Cards clearance worth a look here

Disney Trivial Pursuit £12 here

Dunelm mill £10 OFF. When you spend £50. voucher code S50S10AG here

Face cloths - the popular ones from last year here

Fake lego advent calendar here

Hawkins Bazaar have discount code Summer13 until August 21st (although not sure what discount it gives) here

H&M 20% off all kids wear at H&M online and in store till 27/8. Use code 0659 online at checkout here

Joules free delivery and 15% off with code NWHD97 or PEA10 should give you £10 off when you spend £50 ( oreo is pleased with her willies <titter> here

Toy kitchen (plastic) reduced down to £6 here

If you use code 'harvest' for loccitane, you qualify for a free full sized shower gel worth £13 on orders over £30 or if you spend over £35 with L'Occitane you get a free full size shower gel with code GIFT83 here

M&S free delivery with code FREEHOME here&#8232;
Magic tree for £2.64 free delivery here . Well, you can’t have a stocking without a magic tree grin

Moshi Monsters advent calendar for £6 here
&#8232;Monnier Freres code for £100 off any £300 or more hand bag. Code is GLOSSYBOX100UK here

Nerf gun here from amazon

One direction reduced stationary set here

Cheap Peppa Pig 2013 annuals here

Skylanders half price back pack here and more reduced skylanders stuff here

The spicery was popular last year here

VTech Gadget the robot at fabulous price of £13 including delivery here

The works is a popular site with good offers here DEL10 for free delivery over £10 (does not work on multibuys apparently) is a link to sign up for the works earning *robinbedrest* credits and you money off your first order

Whistlefish have lovely and very reasonable greetings cards here

WHSmith have some nice books in their sale. Also look out for their book bundles books here

Nice wood toys in a clearance here

Yello moon crafty clearance here

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

Phew brew . Do I win the award for longest OP yet?!

DaddyPigsMistress Sun 18-Aug-13 06:44:11

Shameless place marking

orderinformation Sun 18-Aug-13 06:44:39

Thanks reastie

RudolphLovesoftplay Sun 18-Aug-13 06:46:07

Thanks for making the 3rd thread. I have had some cracking bargains from the other 2 smile

iloveholidays Sun 18-Aug-13 06:49:12

thanks Reastie

grin Thank you feeling festive!

MooseyMoo Sun 18-Aug-13 06:53:06

Thanks Reastie flowers. Bit early but have some cake too

spotty re ordering robot, a pop up window appears when adding to basket - does your security settings block pop up windows?

SeagullsAreLikeThat Sun 18-Aug-13 06:54:49

What a brilliant thread! Can't believe I missed the other two but shall be catching up!

No it doesn't block it smile

I'm going to try and get tickets to take dd to see Father Christmas in Harrods this year I'm so excited. Does anyone know if babies under 1 need a ticket? (Sorry slightly off subject)

Kveta Sun 18-Aug-13 07:08:30

Marking place! Great OP!

milk Sun 18-Aug-13 07:13:08

Hawkins Bazaar have discount code Summer13 until August 21st- it seems to be 5% off

milk Sun 18-Aug-13 07:14:32

I was wrong... "Get 4% off your order total (excluding delivery) when you use discount code SUMMER13 before you checkout. Expires midnight 21/08/13."

BeenieBaby Sun 18-Aug-13 07:15:19

Thank you so much la trucha for flagging up tat the diner kitchen is back at elc and available for £85! It is the blue one and not red but it was the design I had my heart set on so in well pleased. smile

iloveholidays Sun 18-Aug-13 07:28:56

Has anyone ordered from Yellow Moon? There is lots of Christmas craft in the clearance sell and I tend to get in a bit of Christmas craft to do during December that the elf brings so wondering whether its good enough quality?


iloveholidays Sun 18-Aug-13 07:29:26

Sale, not sell!!! Far too early smile

Marking place

BuffyFairy Sun 18-Aug-13 07:31:43

thanks Reastie!

I get the pop up window saying the robot is out of stock, do you still want to go ahead with the order. I click continue. I've registered, they've got all my address details but right at the end it says they cannot process the order. Might give them a ring tomorrow. It's such a fabulous price!

<joins in>

smile hopping on again

FriskyHenderson Sun 18-Aug-13 07:38:39

Yellow Moon/Baker Ross is good quality, just watch out for the descriptions esp. of craft stuff (not that I'm bitter buying 500 stickers only to find they are 1mm big oh no)

EweHaveGoatToBeKiddin Sun 18-Aug-13 07:42:54

Yey! Thank you, Reastie.

I bought the ikea wooden kitchen for DD's birthday (December) as it was a third off! But from what I've read I think they regularly reduce it in the year.

KoalaFace Sun 18-Aug-13 07:45:39

What a great thread thanks

lilylaville Sun 18-Aug-13 07:46:41

Putting my name down on the door....

PennieLane Sun 18-Aug-13 07:49:25

Thanks reastie its really kind of you to do this.

RockySpeed Sun 18-Aug-13 07:52:48


BuddhaBelly Sun 18-Aug-13 07:54:49

Thanks reastie thanks definitely think that's THE longest op grin

ButchCassidy Sun 18-Aug-13 07:56:40

This looks amazing thanksthanks

Im wanting books suitable for a 5 yr old
And a special advent calender.

lilylaville Sun 18-Aug-13 07:56:54

Morning Reastie, I've just gone on to the womens fitness link but they do not mention the Elemis product on there. Is it just automatic and keeping it as a surprise?

Jojay Sun 18-Aug-13 07:58:31


yoyoyo Sun 18-Aug-13 08:01:36

Place marking

RufousBartleby Sun 18-Aug-13 08:08:06

Have loved the last two threads - so happy to see third! i have had some great stuff from yellow moon, would buy from them again.

Oreocrumbs Sun 18-Aug-13 08:09:15

Morning, lovely new thread title! Thanks Reastie.

I've just ordered the robot from the end of the last thread. I didn't have any problems (it's still out of stock, but let me order).

EweHaveGoatToBeKiddin Sun 18-Aug-13 08:14:16


The code is P1310B (digital and print) or P1310P (print only)

There is a promotions box on the first page which should tell you right away whether or not the code has been successful.

Littlemousewithcloggson Sun 18-Aug-13 08:14:42

Another robot ordered here, bet the website people can't work out what's hit them, they'll be packing robots in their sleep!! Think might be too young for bright 4 year old but have a 2 year old niece as plan b. Couldn't resist it at that price anyway.

whoneedstosleep Sun 18-Aug-13 08:18:00

Thanks for thread 3 reastie, I think this is even more organised than last year! smile

Chockywockydoodah Sun 18-Aug-13 08:20:37

thanks Reastie!

lilylaville Sun 18-Aug-13 08:28:55

Thank you Ewe, all sorted!!

lilylaville Sun 18-Aug-13 08:31:21

and then it's a cancel by 3rd October IIRC for the womens fitness mag

SilveryMoon Sun 18-Aug-13 08:31:30

Thank you for reminding me about Quidco. I have an account, recently brought a big item from littlewoods and completely forgot to check if I could get cashback. Ggrrrrrr
Going to start my Christmas shopping at the end of the month when I get paid. Definitely aiming to be more organised this year and get everyone better gifts. I am rubbish at gift shopping

lazzaroo Sun 18-Aug-13 08:31:55

Tempted by robot, especially as DD just saw it advertised and asked if she could have one! We tried last year but it was out of stock everywhere. Is it definitely the full size version not the little one? Price seems too good to be true!! Plus, she'll be 4 in December- too old do you think?

Lazza the small one has a round tummy. It's 3-5 years so once dd1 grows out of it you can wrap it up for dd2 next year wink

EweHaveGoatToBeKiddin Sun 18-Aug-13 08:37:50

Oh, and a lot of people were wondering in the last thread what size the Elemis would be. Thanks to Reastie saying it's worth £42, I now believe it to be this 400ml bottle. Bargain indeed! (I was worried it would be a travel sized one).

Trazzletoes Sun 18-Aug-13 08:38:26

Hi there!

LaTrucha Sun 18-Aug-13 08:38:31

Thanks Reastie!

No problem Beanie.

My Osprey purse from TK Maxx arrived and it is loverly. I know TK Max do knock down prices all the time, but I think their Osprey deals are amazing.

lazzaroo Sun 18-Aug-13 08:39:20

Thanks spotty, I'm so sceptical!! Good point about dd2 :-) already have no clue what to get her this year....she's already only interested in dd1's stuff! 2 birthdays and christmas means it's an expensive month!

I know I'm thinking they will be more interested in the wrapping paper so will be buying some clothes (that I would get anyway) and a couple of other bits mainly for dd's sake. Might even wrap a few of dd's old toys that they haven't seen blush

Neeko Sun 18-Aug-13 08:49:17

Thanks for this thread. Has given me a kick up the backside to start my Christmas shopping and have even started my mum's with the character pjs. She is well impressed!
Particularly looking for nice scorecards and writing sets. Has anyone seen any?

Neeko Sun 18-Aug-13 08:50:29

Scorecards?? That should have been note cards!

beachyhead Sun 18-Aug-13 08:55:32

Thanks so much for this... Will start soonsmile

madamginger Sun 18-Aug-13 08:58:34

Marking place

runningincircles Sun 18-Aug-13 09:00:02

Thanks for the new thread Reastie

chirpchirp Sun 18-Aug-13 09:01:32

Thanks for this thread, I've been lurking in the last two. Ordered the robot last night too. Got two sage error messages before it finally let me complete the sale. Keeping my fingers crossed it comes back into stock.

lilylaville Sun 18-Aug-13 09:01:57

Playmobile princess castle at John Lewis for £83.99. Still a lot of money but...

princess castle

runningincircles Sun 18-Aug-13 09:03:12

Just seen the Vtech advert with the Robot in and it looks awesome. I hope they honour all the orders.

WaitMonkey Sun 18-Aug-13 09:04:47

I tried the RHFREE code yesterday, for the Book People and it wouldn't work. Anyone know of any others ? Thanks. thanks

OnTheNingNangNong Sun 18-Aug-13 09:17:50

Marking place! These threads go too fast for my tired brain to keep up with!

I got the magazine subscription are we all going to do a reminder of when to cancel the direct debit?!

LaydeeJayne Sun 18-Aug-13 09:32:00

For those of you who don't mind messy play! Thought this moon dough was a pretty barginous price from the Entertainer - have ordered it for dd2. It could be split between 2 children too.


NigellaEllaElla Sun 18-Aug-13 09:34:40

Marking place. Thanks for doing another thread. I've spent a small fortune already thanks to the two previous ones! Can't resist a bargain.

ValiumQueen Sun 18-Aug-13 09:38:18

Marking place. I tried to order the robot a few times and failed. They have registered my details though so it seems odd. It says I can phone so I will.

BuffyFairy Sun 18-Aug-13 09:41:19

Still no joy ordering the robot sad. For those of you succeeding are you putting anything in the customer bit?

Huffpot Sun 18-Aug-13 09:47:24

Marking place - thanks Reastie thanks

FairyJen Sun 18-Aug-13 09:49:55

Remarks place smile

LaTrucha Sun 18-Aug-13 09:58:25

That's a great Moondough deal.

NeverKnowinglyUnderstood Sun 18-Aug-13 10:00:53

I love holidays
I order loads from baker ross ( the same company) and it is ace.
Yellow moon charge slightly more for stuff to allow for a donation to the charity of your choice. Baker Ross is slightly cheaper but you don't have the % donation to charity.

yabbadabba Sun 18-Aug-13 10:06:47

Yay, Elemis ordered plus 3 issues of the mag. Just need to remember to cancel it.
Thanks Reastie smile

milk Sun 18-Aug-13 10:10:00
EweHaveGoatToBeKiddin Sun 18-Aug-13 10:10:40

When you all got your confirmation email to tell you that your welcome letter will be delivered soon along with direct debit date etc, did it have any mention of the free Elemis?

I've just checked and mine didn't... confused

But the code definitely went through when ordering. Just no mention of it after the checkout stage.

milk Sun 18-Aug-13 10:11:33

Baker Ross has loads of Christmas stuff in their Clearance area smile

yabbadabba Sun 18-Aug-13 10:13:40

Mine didn't either ewe confused confused

JustBecauseICan Sun 18-Aug-13 10:15:38

Thank you Reastie, marking place!

paperclipsarebetterthanstaples Sun 18-Aug-13 10:17:21

Laydee - that dough looks amazing! DS is only 18 months so probably a bit young... Is it the type of thing that goes out of date??

Marking place!

curiousgeorgie Sun 18-Aug-13 10:24:10

Marking my place!

Is anyone else waiting for a delivery from Hawkins bazaar? It's been two weeks and it still says awaiting shipment or something?

Kelly281 Sun 18-Aug-13 10:27:44

Finally managed to order the robot! I had to use the OperaMini browser app on my ipad to do It though.

The only sections I left blank were company name and PO/special instructions.

I hope they deliver on all the orders now, DD was engrossed in the advert this morning!

chirpchirp Sun 18-Aug-13 10:28:13

Oh, I got moon dough the other day from Hawkins Bazaar. £7.98 reduced from £20. It's not listed on there website but that still had loads in store at the Edinburgh branch.

Kelly281 Sun 18-Aug-13 10:47:28

Another childrens book reduction on Amazon - Dogger by Shirley Hughes is now £2.40.


Kelly281 Sun 18-Aug-13 10:49:18
LaydeeJayne Sun 18-Aug-13 10:57:04

Thanks Kelly - Dogger was on my list for dd2

MonsterBookOfTyRexs Sun 18-Aug-13 11:04:13

Marks place, I tried talking to dh about Christmas shopping last night and he wasn't impressed grin

Snowgirl1 Sun 18-Aug-13 11:05:23

thanks for thread number three - marking place!

WithConfidence Sun 18-Aug-13 11:06:37

It does say on the mag subscription that the gift is limited numbers or something like that, so it'll be interesting to see how many of us get it...

Due baby at the end of nov so am trying to get all pressies bought and wrapped by then so this thread is a god send.

Got a few nice mugs in the factory bit of the Big Tomato Company - £5.95 each which is pretty good - can get for female rellies and stick a pair of pants or a smellie in them for a good gift.

They also do a set of 6 which has big daddy, yummy mummy, glamorous granny and teenage dirtbag and a couple of others for £36 which works out pretty good as little gifts for 6 people.

Bought 2 pairs of Ruby and Ed slippers so aunt and cousin will get a mug and a pair of slippers which they will be extremely happy with.

Mipe Sun 18-Aug-13 11:12:03

Little Belle 6 in 1 doll set for £12.49 at Kiddicare:


Ooh thanks for this. Just got the magazine subscription grin

iloveholidays Sun 18-Aug-13 11:28:44

Thanks for your comments on yellow moon... Think I will place an order.

Tempted with the mood dough... Fab offer. DDs love it -- shame I can't stand it--

onelittlepiglet Sun 18-Aug-13 11:48:19

Marking place!

buildingmycorestrength Sun 18-Aug-13 11:53:39

Thank you so much for amazing efforts on this thread, Reastie!thanks

MooseyMoo Sun 18-Aug-13 11:53:56

I think some of you were looking for the Fisher Price Jumperoo?

You can get it for £64.79 at Boots. They have £5 off £50 spend on baby products and 10% off with Quidco voucher QQ2T270

Should also get 760 advantage card points too.

lilylaville Sun 18-Aug-13 11:54:12

Elemis. The code had to be input twice. On the first page then again on the second. That's where I went wrong the first time.

EweHaveGoatToBeKiddin Sun 18-Aug-13 12:04:04

Yes, i put the code in each time i saw a promotion box.

I entered it, it showed up the Elemis offer, then i clicked 'add to basket' next to the offer.

Then it took me to the direct debit details page and no mention of the elemis since then...

We shall soon see whether or not it arrives. Hope it does, because I've just bought this Elemis Body Balm for £9.50 to go with it.

Also managed to get two half price jumpers for my dad in the HOF sale, a discounted Yumi coat for my sis and a half price gorgeous yumi polka dot raincoat for dd.

My Christmas account is dried out! Must start saving again. And must start avoiding this thread for a while or I'll be giving out all these pressies from my cardboard box on Christmas Day.

RhondaJean Sun 18-Aug-13 12:10:39

<trots in out of breath>

Can you all stop running off and leaving me ? grin

Re the mag subscription, don't know if it's same company or not but when I did the glamour one last year they sent me an alternative gift, which was very very good, I'm a bit excited to see what turns up.

hereshecomesnowsayingyoniyoni Sun 18-Aug-13 12:18:34

WHS have some lovely kids stationery reduced
I bought a pack of 2 nice exercise books reduced from £3.99 - 99p and a matching pen that writes in different colours reduced fro £1.99 - 74p.i also bought a lovely tin in the same range reduced from £4.99 - £1.99 which I'm going to fill with sweets for my niece.

leesmum Sun 18-Aug-13 12:22:32

Very pretty Heart necklace £1.65 delivered, think there are matching earings too smile

leesmum Sun 18-Aug-13 12:24:46

matching earings

blondieminx Sun 18-Aug-13 12:31:12

thanks Reastie and all other bargain hunting MNers!

DH is hmm about the amount of gifts already stashed in the loft ready for Christmas!

I have booked our Christmas panto and I'm following the FlyLady Christmas planner that Jas did a few years back. Feeling organised, which feels good grin

Slainte Sun 18-Aug-13 12:33:08

Thanks for the thread Reastie. thanks

You win a chocolate Santa for the longest OP ever. grin

Pinebarrens Sun 18-Aug-13 12:35:57

Marking my place thanks!

cheesecheeseplease Sun 18-Aug-13 12:48:25

Joining in I've just picked up my dress up stuff from Tesco, and noticed at the checkout a couple of my first 200 animals etc colouring books at the checkout for 1.50 each

WaitMonkey Sun 18-Aug-13 13:07:27

Can anyone tell me the difference between Yellow Moon and Baker Ross please ? It seems to be the same company, so I don't understand why they have two websites. I've ordered from Yellow Moon before and have been really pleased. I've just priced up some different Christmas crafts on the two websites and Yellow Moon is a couple of pound more for the same things. Is the Baker Ross some sort of seconds website ? Don't know if its just safer to use YM as I've used them before.

Kelly281 Sun 18-Aug-13 13:10:44

Unsure if this has already been mentioned, but WHS are running a promotion 'while stocks last'. When you buy any pencil case (cheapest is apparently £1.19) you can buy a 24 set of Sharpies for £6.99. The deal is unfortunately in-store only.

iloveholidays Sun 18-Aug-13 13:12:47

WaitMonkey. Someone mentioned earlier (sorry can't remember the name) that Yellow Moon give a donation to charity for their sales, hence why they are slightly more expensive.

iloveholidays Sun 18-Aug-13 13:13:40


I love holidays
I order loads from baker ross ( the same company) and it is ace.
Yellow moon charge slightly more for stuff to allow for a donation to the charity of your choice. Baker Ross is slightly cheaper but you don't have the % donation to charity.

skyeskyeskye Sun 18-Aug-13 13:18:35

marking place

SunnyIntervals Sun 18-Aug-13 13:21:04

Marking place!!

WaitMonkey Sun 18-Aug-13 13:28:38

Thanks. Just in the middle of setting up an account with BR. When I've used YM in the past I've opted to donate to my daughter's Rainbows group, but it's only a tiny percentage of the order total, that they receive. Would rather pay less on BR and just make a small donation to the Rainbows group at Christmas. Thanks again. Love Christmas craft. grin Is it too early to ask for the Christmas emotions ?

WaitMonkey Sun 18-Aug-13 13:31:08

Also 3.3% for BR and YM on topcashbavck. 3% from Quidco.

platespinnermum Sun 18-Aug-13 13:46:23

I ordered the Apothecary makeup set & just collected from my local House of Fraser - it's lovely, much bigger than I expected & will make a fab present for my teenage niece. Also picked up this set of 6 mini diffusers reduced to £12 from £30 - difficult-to-buy-for brother & wife sorted smile. There are lots of offers in the Home Fragrance section on their website.

olivo Sun 18-Aug-13 13:50:56

Can anyone explain a bit about studio 24 for me? there are lots of bargains, but am I right that I appear to be setting up a catalogue account ( that I don't really want!) ? Am I going to be stung for charges, or am I able to pay it off immediately?


bemybebe Sun 18-Aug-13 13:54:39

Shameless subbing grin

Mipe Sun 18-Aug-13 14:01:04
Mipe Sun 18-Aug-13 14:03:27

This is the link for Ariel:

They also have Snow White, Belle, Jasmine and Sleeping Beauty available in store.

Huffpot Sun 18-Aug-13 14:06:07

I just tried to do the magazine subscription...it accepted the code on the first page but not on second page...do I need to enter it twice?

LaTrucha Sun 18-Aug-13 14:12:04

Thanks for Dogger link. I love Dogger.

Slainte Sun 18-Aug-13 14:14:49

If I remember correctly you do enter it twice.

LippyDiDooDah Sun 18-Aug-13 14:17:05

olivo I buy from Studio 24 and pay the full balance a month or so later whenever the bill comes in and I just pay for what I've bought no hidden extras. Not sure how much it would cost if I paid it off in dribs and drabs as don't like HP.

HTH smile

yabbadabba Sun 18-Aug-13 14:19:02

Yes you enter it twice. I ordered some things from studio 24 last year and im sure you csn pay it off all at once as it gives you an option of how much you want to pay.
Have also seen lots more stuff to order as i have just had the christmas catalogue delivered.
It always gets me exited grin

Slainte Sun 18-Aug-13 14:21:07

Huff are you using P1310P as your code rather than "B"? That worked for me.

Huffpot Sun 18-Aug-13 14:25:50

Ahhh I was using the B - let me try the P - thanks Slainte

Huffpot Sun 18-Aug-13 14:28:47

Ok its worked - am just entering details now. Thank you Slainte thanks

everydayaschoolday Sun 18-Aug-13 14:56:02

Studio 24: I have paid off balance over the phone in one go. It's an automated tel service. I didn't incurr extra charges or interest. However, I wouldn't order from them again as I wasn't impressed with their quality (gift items were very small, and personalised towels were thin) cards and wrap might be better...

iloveholidays Sun 18-Aug-13 15:33:36

WaitMonkey... Can I ask what bits you decided to go for? I've put the mugs, couple of card making kits and magnets in my basket... Not sure whether to get anything else...?


ratbagcatbag Sun 18-Aug-13 15:34:48

Marking place. Had a panic as couldn't see it for a minute. Phew.

JaquelineHyde Sun 18-Aug-13 15:36:04

Woohoo thread 3!

Cards and wrap that I have ordered from Studio before are fine and they do have some fab bargains.

Look out for their Christmas catalogue to start, the sweet selections are usually quite good!

Marking place, although tis earlysmile

toisa Sun 18-Aug-13 16:01:15

Marking place. Thanks for new thread grin

platespinnermum Sun 18-Aug-13 16:06:19

Anyone thinking of a magazine subscription as female gift? - 12 issues of Red for £12. Can be bought as a gift for delivery to another address & you can choose when subscription starts (options are Oct-Feb), you have to set up direct debit to pay the £12 & remember to cancel it before it renews at the end of 12 months.

platespinnermum Sun 18-Aug-13 16:07:07

Meant to add - Red subscription offer valid until 4th Sept

YoureAllABunchOfBastards Sun 18-Aug-13 16:33:06

Picked up our Imaginext Goody bags today at Smyths - no need for cvouchers. You get a sticker sheet, activity leaflet and a little figure - kids v pleased!

Clothes will be 25% off in Sainsburys from Tuesday, apparently.

RedKites Sun 18-Aug-13 16:51:27

Marking place... You're on page 6 already!

izzybizzybuzzybees Sun 18-Aug-13 16:51:35

Marking place.

So tried to get the woman's fitness subscription but it won't accept my postcode. It finds my address but then says invalid postcode even though it just found me!

LaTrucha Sun 18-Aug-13 17:05:40

If you look on the Promotional vouchers thread there's a link to a £60 voucher off Naked Wine cases. It's a bit of a swizz, in that any discount already on the wine is taken off when you add the voucher. I also don't know what their wine is like really but the individual bottles sell for around £10 each, and with the voucher it comes to about half that. It might be a good offer for someone who knows more about wines than me!

vix206 Sun 18-Aug-13 18:55:43

Naked wines are absolutely delicious!! I'm pregnant until end of January, then breastfeeding so off the wine for ages but can highly recommend them smile

98percentchocolate Sun 18-Aug-13 19:07:59

Saw in Tesco today that they have some Mister Maker sets for £2. Each little box has everything you need to make a small project. Can't remember what the makes are and can't find it on the website but will link if I find it! No discount but they are such a bargain and would be ideal stocking fillers.

98percentchocolate Sun 18-Aug-13 19:08:41

blush I didn't thank you Reastie! Thank you so much for the new thread!

HenriettaPye Sun 18-Aug-13 19:14:19

Marking place smile

buildingmycorestrength Sun 18-Aug-13 19:16:24

Thank you so much for HOF links, I am sorted for lots of women now! thanks thanks thanks thanks

num3onway Sun 18-Aug-13 19:17:06

Anyone know where I can get nice personalised stockings?

WaitMonkey Sun 18-Aug-13 19:18:06

Use code 5569, for 16% off, free delivery and a free gift either a tool kit or a tea set. From HotUKDeals.com. May end up being cancelled, as it seems too good to be true but fingers crossed.

Thanks for the Dogger link, Kelly, it's a book I wanted anyway.

Num I like mamas and papas ones but they're not cheap and not online yet smile

num3onway Sun 18-Aug-13 19:33:07

Spotty how much roughly? And do they do personalised?

I can't remember I got dd's three years ago but will be getting ds one this year. The always have a 20% off sale on in the run up. They're not that expensive think less than £20 but that's a guess confused

Oreocrumbs Sun 18-Aug-13 20:22:11

Mipe - thanks for the Toys r us tip, I'm trying to order now but the website is defunct, won't let me check out! Will keep trying, that's a good price for the dolls - I also want the Cinderella carriage that has £20 off. Fingers crossed I can make it work before I turn into a pumpkin midnight grin.

Kelly281 DD has the emotipets horse Toffee Here (I bough it when it was about £20) and that has been a huge hit. He favourite birthday present by far. It's even growing on me confused. She is 3.

ipswichwitch Sun 18-Aug-13 20:22:32

ordered the Vtech Gadget the Robot (thanks *reastie!). website says it's out of stock but the order has gone through, so I'm hoping that means they are getting more in stock. Next best price I've seen for it is £26.98 on hot uk deals www.hotukdeals.com/deals/vtech-gadget-robot-26-98-amazon-1356969here

ipswichwitch Sun 18-Aug-13 20:23:18

Hi all, can i ask a big favour of you all to look out for deals on lego friends sets. not found anythin major and they are pretty expensive

lazzaroo Sun 18-Aug-13 20:29:04

Gave in and ordered robot this morning smile massive bargain. With that and smiths books bundles I've already saved a fortune! Thank you!

supermario daily mail are doing free Lego this week & 2 of them are friends sets (postbox & picnic). They are on Tues & Thurs, have to take voucher to WH Smiths. Only small sets obviously but good for stockings if nothing else.

ill pick the paper up then thanksgrin we don't have a whsmith but my dad can pop in for us. stocking fillers are good I make their stockings and need to reign in the cheap tat I filled them with last year haha

Oreocrumbs Sun 18-Aug-13 20:35:19

There were a few on the last thread supermariossister, they crop up quite often but usually on Amazon so the price changes fast.

Do you use camelcamelcamel? You can price track on there for any particular sets you want (and check the lowest price they have dropped to in the past, so you know what's a good deal).

Will keep an eye out too, I'm after some for DN. Mind you, since beloved SIL hmm bought DD moon sand for her birthday I might change my mind and buy an annoying toy instead!

xalyssx Sun 18-Aug-13 20:36:20

Has anyone seen anything penguin themed that's suitable for a male adult please? From socks to lego lol

Do you have to go to whsmiths every day to collect? Our nearest one is a 20 minute drive away

never had much joy working camelcamelcamel but ill try again! they are expensive little sets

NigellaEllaElla Sun 18-Aug-13 20:44:35

You've just asked the question I was wondering about Spotty

Our nearest is city centre and costs £2.50 in parking!

Oreocrumbs Sun 18-Aug-13 20:46:41

Toys r us website is broken tonight, and the call centre is shut after 8pm. But the iphone app works (yay) so I have managed to order what I wanted.

lazzaroo Sun 18-Aug-13 20:47:03

Afraid so! And I think it's a 'while stocks last' deal, so they might run out!?

paperclipsarebetterthanstaples Sun 18-Aug-13 20:47:06

Hmmm - wonder if that VERBAUDET code will work with sale stuff (greedy) their free gift last time i ordered was very good!

lazzaroo Sun 18-Aug-13 20:50:38

These are the sets they are giving away...


Rubbish it would cost me more in petrol and parking than they're worth!

lazzaroo Sun 18-Aug-13 20:56:19

I won't be making special effort, but we have a smiths in walking distance so might try get the girly ones for stocking fillers.....although it will mean more small stuff to keep away from dd2!!

WaitMonkey Sun 18-Aug-13 21:13:21

Paper I've taken the chance. If it works great, if not I won't be very upset. If you look at the thread in fashion on HotUKDeals, there are pictures of the free gifts. They do look good.

Shameless place marking!

olivo Sun 18-Aug-13 21:26:07

Have ordered from Studio, and even though I don't live in the UK,, , it still gave me free postage- result! Thanks to whoever gave that code.will see what the quality is like and then decide whether to keep the account open.

parrotsandcarsnips Sun 18-Aug-13 21:30:05

Robot also ordered despite saying out of stock- fingers crossed as great bargain!

GladbagsGold Sun 18-Aug-13 21:38:08

Please could someone let me know what the slippers are that people are mentioning?

Thank you smile

Kelly281 Sun 18-Aug-13 21:45:03

For those ordering fromVerbaudet - are you only getting the option to opens credit account? Is it possible to pay in full once ordered? Sorry, I'm always wary with credit accounts!

Slainte Sun 18-Aug-13 21:49:26

supermario £13 off Lego friends here and £11 off here.

They're still pretty expensive aren't they?


WaitMonkey Sun 18-Aug-13 21:51:00

Kelly, No they give you two options at checkout. One to open an account and one to pay straight away. I opted to pay. wouldn't have opened a credit account.

starjules Sun 18-Aug-13 21:53:04

olivo, sorry I'm not being lazy, but I cant find the free delivery code for Studio. Could you share it please?

WithConfidence Sun 18-Aug-13 21:54:44
OnTheNingNangNong Sun 18-Aug-13 21:55:33

Thank you to the person who linked to Crafty Ribbons, I ordered some mini tinsel ribbon to wrap the DCs gifts from Santa (takes longer to open so more time to wake up!) and it's arrived so very quickly. Think I ordered it Thursday and it arrived yesterday, so they are highly recommended from me!

Does anyone know where I can get a Lego Advent calendar? I thought they were out this time last year, but I can't find anything at the moment.

RhondaJean Sun 18-Aug-13 22:11:09

Are the ruby and ed slippers worth £5.50 delivery? Thinking of them for dgmil who has very small feet but it keeps putting me off that it's almost as much for delivery as the slippers!

Snowgirl1 Sun 18-Aug-13 22:14:29

Olivo I also can't find the Studio free delivery code either - could you say what it is please?

buildingmycorestrength would you be willing to share what you got from HOF? There's so much on there that I've been a bit overwhelmed

Chocolateteabag Sun 18-Aug-13 22:19:59

From the last thread but Timkerbell - on The Works site, I entered the 15% off code first, then added the free post code and it allowed both.
It also gave me 15% off the multi buy DVD's
(hope my Quidco cash back comes through though)

What is a good price for an Elf on the Shelf? and has anyone seen a boy one?

Slainte Sun 18-Aug-13 22:25:06

Snowgirl from HOF I got the Apothecary set for teen niece, Elemis body balm to go with the Elemis magazine offer and this set for MIL.


GladbagsGold Sun 18-Aug-13 22:27:29

Thanks WithConfidence - I'd have to lose some toes unfortunately! Never mind.

Jojay Sun 18-Aug-13 22:32:19

Thank you leesmum for the necklace and earrings link - that's 2 SIL's sorted!

I'm feeling very organised tonight. I've downloaded the no more socks app to my phone, dug out what I've bought so far, stuck post it's on everything so I can remember who I bought it for, and thanks to the app I can see I've ticked quite a few people off already - yay!!!

Love this thread grin

BuffyFairy Sun 18-Aug-13 22:37:20

I want the robot sad I've tried 4 different web browsers and it still won't process my order. I'll see what they say tomorrow.

WithConfidence Sun 18-Aug-13 22:37:59

Rhonda, I don't know, I'd need two for each foot but I have heard them mentioned on Style and Beauty and they do look plush.

As they are such a big discount, I would look at it this way - would you buy them if they were half price and free delivery?

Jojay Sun 18-Aug-13 22:39:06

I'm tempted by this playmobil advent calender here for Ds2 (4)

What do you reckon? Here

Got DS1 (6) the moshi one upthread

Oreocrumbs Sun 18-Aug-13 22:41:01

Jojay that is the one I've bought for DD. It was a bit cheaper a while ago I paid under £10 for it so it might be worth tracking for a while.

Having said that I tracked them last year from Sept and they didn't drop any time in the run up to Christmas.

RhondaJean Sun 18-Aug-13 22:45:21

Good question with. The answer probably is not at the moment as I've overspent drastically this month, DH has bought a new car which is soaking up his cash on road tax and changing insurance and we have a weekend away all before my next pay day. So I think I will leave it and probably regret it later

Jojay Sun 18-Aug-13 22:51:27

Oreo, yes according to camel I should have bought it in June! Not much chance of it going down again I don't think, so I might just go for it.

SurvivalOfTheUnfittest Sun 18-Aug-13 22:58:03

I saw Creationary in Sainsburys at 16 quid today. It's a good board game for anyone who likes lego building, and a third off. Might suit some male relatives?

incogKNEEto Sun 18-Aug-13 23:02:11

Thanks Lees just ordered one of those filigree necklaces or DD1, and thanks for the reminder about the Lego sets above, I missed yesterday's, but will try and get some of the others for DD2 and DS.

Theonlyoneiknow Sun 18-Aug-13 23:07:03

Thanks for new thread reastie!

Must remember the Tu 25% discount week!

FudgeyCookie Sun 18-Aug-13 23:14:50

Thanks for the new thread!

Asda have a clothing sale online now, and starts instore tomorrow. Great if you want to bulk out with a few clothing bits! They also have a home sale on I think.

RockySpeed Mon 19-Aug-13 00:03:40

Just ordered the vtech robot for my robot mad 3 year old. Total BARGAIN! I'm really chuffed grin

Oreocrumbs Mon 19-Aug-13 05:08:01
SilveryMoon Mon 19-Aug-13 07:21:24


On Vertbaudet I can't even see where to put the code in? I put it in where it said Order code but it didn't take anything off confused

Mrswilliams87 Mon 19-Aug-13 08:18:12

I bought the slippers for my nanna and a pair of boots for my self so i got 2 itmes for 30 including delivery and the slippers should be at least 30 alone. I love the slippers they are so soft and come with a ruby + Ed dust bag to keep them in, my nanna likes expensive things so im sure she will love these and i even got myself a pair of boots for winter which i needed anyway. I too was reluctant to pay the 5.00 deliverey which is why i orderd another item to make it worth while do u have anyone else u could buy for ??? Even not christmas how about birthdays next year???? XxxxX

milk Mon 19-Aug-13 08:18:59
olivo Mon 19-Aug-13 08:40:34

The code I used for studio is 047 a it gives ten per cent off as well as free delivery!

ratbagcatbag Mon 19-Aug-13 08:49:51

Play kitchen or work bench on groupon £19.99 instead of £49.99. Don't forget quidco too.


felttippens Mon 19-Aug-13 09:02:38


Is there a current free delivery code from the Book People?

paperclipsarebetterthanstaples Mon 19-Aug-13 09:20:33
SpockSmashesScissors Mon 19-Aug-13 09:22:41

Lego 1/3rd off in my sainsburys this morning, think it was just selected sets not sure, but there was lots of selection, some lego friends, lego city, lego super heroes, biggest in my store where around £20, so £12 with the discount.

Also had some of the other toys 1/3rd off as well.

SunnyIntervals Mon 19-Aug-13 09:23:54

Ooh the Red offer is amazing - thank you!! How old do you think someone has to be for Red - am thinking of it for SIL??

Ohhelpohnoitsa Mon 19-Aug-13 09:35:51
MooseyMoo Mon 19-Aug-13 09:48:39

Marks & Spencer's have 20% off clothing today. I have a feeling their sale starts tomorrow too. I got a couple of multipack Tshirts for DC.

chirpchirp Mon 19-Aug-13 09:54:48

Thanks ratbagcatbag - I've had £14 of credit sitting on my Groupon account for ages and this is perfect! That's DS's birthday sorted.

Snowgirl1 Mon 19-Aug-13 09:55:58

Slainte thanks - I've ordered the Elemis & apothecary stuff

Olivo thanks for the Studio code, I've just ordered some personalised pencils, swim bags and - the best bargain - 5 packs (60 cards) of Christmas cards for £1.30 (after the 10% discount), which works out as 2p a card! The cards are in their clearance section. The original price was £4.99 per pack of 12, so hopefully they'll be okay quality.

I think you need to spend about £25 before the free postage/10% off code will work though.

Snowgirl1 Mon 19-Aug-13 09:57:44

SunnyIntervals I'd say Red is ideal for 30+ (or maybe late-20s+)

SunnyIntervals Mon 19-Aug-13 10:00:41

Ooh good! My sil is 32, so should be good for her!

Snowgirl1 Mon 19-Aug-13 10:21:16

Wooden pop up animals reduced from £9.99 to £3.99 on Amazon

Snowgirl1 Mon 19-Aug-13 10:43:35

Platespinnermum thanks for the Red subscription - have ordered for SIL

GiddyStars Mon 19-Aug-13 11:35:50

cake for this thread, thank you!

I have ordered the robot which looks fab and a few other bits and bobs. It was out of stock but the order went through ok.

To report back on the Vertbaudet code (amazing), I got a tshirt for DS2 which was about £2.50 and the free toolset and then did another order in my husbands name cheeky and must remember to cancel it, he will kill me if I get him spammed anymore and ordered swimshorts for DS1 for £4 and the free teaset!

Both items of clothing they need and were in the sale and 16% off still worked and free delivery and the free gifts look lovely (you can google pics). Absolute bargain, so cheers to whoever posted that!

num3onway Mon 19-Aug-13 11:37:28

Anyone seen any good deals on that robot dog?

whoneedstosleep Mon 19-Aug-13 12:09:13

Body Shop have 35% off if you buy 2 or more items until midnight.
Free Delivery over £20

I've bought these 3 saving £11

whoneedstosleep Mon 19-Aug-13 12:10:24

Sorry code is 14672 for Body Shop

Snowgirl1 Mon 19-Aug-13 12:14:50

If anyone has to buy a pressie for someone who's a cycling fan, I've just bought a year's subscription to Cycling Plus for DH for £11.99 and got £6 cashback through quidco from myfavouritemagazines.co.uk

There are loads of different magazines (sport, gaming, gadgets, photography, film, craft) and the person you've bought it for can switch to another magazine if you've bought one they're not into. You can select the month the subscription starts through to Feb.

With the cashback from quidco, you get a pressie worth £36+ for £6

Snow when I had a look it was only a three month subscription?

ValiumQueen Mon 19-Aug-13 12:31:49

Snowgirl I think you will find the £11.99 is a quarterly subscription, not a year.

about to put an order through with vertbaudet, i dont think there is a pay now option do you just open a new account then pay it in full when statement arrives, its only for £3!

GiddyStars Mon 19-Aug-13 12:54:28

super there is an option, it says 'pay now via credit or debit card' I think. It's underneath the bit where it wants you to open a credit account. I paid upfront.

I can't get any codes to work on Vertbaudet?? I put it in where it says order number and nothing changes?! I'm getting very angry

Snowgirl1 Mon 19-Aug-13 12:57:40

Arrgh! I'm such a numpty! How did I miss the word 'quarterly'? Sorry folks - not such a bargain after all. Full price £54.50, subscription price after £6 quidco cashback £41.96

ValiumQueen Mon 19-Aug-13 13:00:48

Snowgirl can you cancel after 3 months? You may get the gift still so still a good deal, just not as good.

ValiumQueen Mon 19-Aug-13 13:04:08

I can't get anything to work on Vertbaudet. I think I might just have to give up as I could not get the robot either sad

I have however bought two sets of the 21 rainbow magic books at 12.49 each, plus a 99p bath book to get free postage. 43 books for £26 delivered, which is pretty cool grin

I have also downloaded the no socks app so that should help me keep spends to a minimum. In theory anyway.

just phoned up and paid over the phone for the girls happy price t-shirt with free gift of tea set came to 2.50 odd . the codes are showing on hot UK deals Wilk try to link but on phone


GiddyStars Mon 19-Aug-13 13:08:42

Sorry valium sad

It worked ok for me, I thought I would try it on sale items and it went through fine, took p&p and % off and asked if you want the teaset or tools (the tools are out of stock though so I don't know if they will send those or something different).

If it's any consolation I'm usually the one this shit doesn't work for not smug at all grin

Books are a great deal though.

Valium I've got it to work on Internet Explorer just not Chrome...

AmandaLF Mon 19-Aug-13 13:20:28

Haven't read the thread yet but have just bought my ds a play kitchen from groupon for £19,99 instead of £49.99. It's only on for another 2 days and it's a limited amount.

WaitMonkey Mon 19-Aug-13 13:48:31

Can anyone re-post the Imaginext code for Smyths for the goodie bags, please ? I can't find it, thank you. thanks

WaitMonkey Mon 19-Aug-13 13:56:22

Spotty/Valium are you putting the code in the blue box at the bottom, with the orange title ? Try 5561. I've just tried it and it gives the same offer as 5569.

LaTrucha Mon 19-Aug-13 14:06:09

Don't forget the Lego in today's mail. It looks good, although it comes in a plastic bag not a box.

JustBecauseICan Mon 19-Aug-13 15:10:13

Re: the Works codes....I emailed on Saturday after my code wasn't accepted (though it kept saying "applied") and got an answer today saying "no voucher codes can be accepted on multi buys" (mine was the 6 books for a tenner thing.

fisher price sing along choo choo train half price. Umming over whether to get it for ds or not...

milk Mon 19-Aug-13 15:34:53

Vtech robot now £39.99 sad

Kveta Mon 19-Aug-13 15:40:03

we sacrificed all principles to get the mail today, and DS is thrilled to bits with his lego plane! Had he not been with me, i would have saved it for a stocking filler, it's perfect for that. definitely getting the other ones this week, despite needing to make a special journey to WHS for it - anything to keep DS occupied whilst DD naps...

beanbag skittles £3.99 here - reduced from £9.99 smile

joymaker Mon 19-Aug-13 15:49:28

The Club Penguin search and find book (on Amazon but now out of stock) that was mentioned on the last thread seemed quite popular so thought it was worth mentioning that the Book People have 5 Club Penguin books for £2.99 at the mo...

joymaker Mon 19-Aug-13 15:55:57

try again shall I 5 Club Penguin books

milk Mon 19-Aug-13 16:09:50

Both from Home Bargains- Free to collect from store or £2.99 delivery.

Plug & Play TV Game: Sesame Street Beat Ft. Elmo for £2.99 - selling on Amazon for £13.99

Lumi USB Status Band: Blue for 99p

yabbadabba Mon 19-Aug-13 16:21:14

Ive just got two copys of the mail to get the Star Wars plane as my two will have to have one each.
Will now have to look for some star wars lego figures to go with the planes.

BuffyFairy Mon 19-Aug-13 16:23:20

I emailed Home Education about not being able to order the robot and got this reply:

Unfortunately due to an irregular pricing error the item was withdrawn from stock until the error had been rectified. This would be the reason why you were unable to complete your order during the weekend.
I do apologise for any confusion caused however the pricing error has been rectified to its valid price of £39.99 (ex. VAT) on our website.

I hope they honour the orders that did go through.

vix206 Mon 19-Aug-13 16:26:33

Wow Buffy. It took them a long time to notice their 'error'!!!

vix206 Mon 19-Aug-13 16:28:13

Just checked email and they haven't contacted me yet about my order. Hoping they will honour the orders that were put through.

hmmI hope they honour it too. I bet they don't though as legally they don't have to sad

98percentchocolate Mon 19-Aug-13 16:34:56

What was the vertbaudet offer please? It sounds great but I can't find it!

vix206 Mon 19-Aug-13 16:35:35

It's true they don't confused

I run my own website and in the past we've made a similar mistake but we noticed it within 2 hours and only had to let down 3 customers. Pricing was supposed to be £55 and we had it as £5.50 shockconfused

Never repeated that mistake grin

Oh they're going to cancel it aren't they <sob> I was excited about that!

vix206 Mon 19-Aug-13 16:41:42

It's a strange error to make though isn't it? In wondering if the sale price was actually the wholesale cost to them... Either way I guess we just have to wait and see. hmm

BuffyFairy Mon 19-Aug-13 16:50:26

Fx for you all. It's a rubbish error given that it was up for so long. The rectified price is higher than most other places are selling it for as the £39.99 excl vat!

Just ordered from 24 studio for the first time. Lots of cards and wrap at clearance prices. I used code 054.

vix206 Mon 19-Aug-13 17:01:20

Well. Based on the fact it is now showing as in stock I think they aren't going to honour orders. I think they've just reallocated stock from our orders back onto the website at the new price. (Which is £47.99 inc VAT) shockshockshock

GiddyStars Mon 19-Aug-13 17:03:29

Oh sad

Well, if it's too good to be true and all that...

Is anyone brave enough to email / phone and ask about our orders? chicken

GiddyStars Mon 19-Aug-13 17:04:02

Will the money just automatically be refunded if they can't honour the orders?

iloveholidays Mon 19-Aug-13 17:27:21

Was the Robot £13.19? If so, they've taken the money from my account although doesn't mention Hope Education on the reference. Hoping they honour it as they've taken the money.

WithConfidence Mon 19-Aug-13 17:35:07

Yep 13.19. I ordered today and my email says estimated delivery 1-2 weeks. I wonder what's going to happen? They must have a lot of orders at the cheap price thanks to this thread.

98percentchocolate Mon 19-Aug-13 17:37:28

I'll be annoyed if they don't honour the robot order. Just tried to phone but they closed 5 mins ago :-/ will be trying again tomorrow.

Another question about the vertbaudet thing - it only applies to Spring/Summer fashion. All the current stuff is A/W, so how do you find the full price S/S items to honour the code? It runs until 22nd Sept so should be able to use it...

98percentchocolate Mon 19-Aug-13 17:39:04

Yy with. A lot of new customers that had never heard of them. If they honour it they'll lose their profit but we'll probably order from them again. If they cancel them I personally won't bother with them again.

VianneFox Mon 19-Aug-13 17:44:46

loving this thread thanks wine

does anyone know any deals for duplo, or the best places to look? planning on buying a fair amount for my 2 year olds as their main presents

iloveholidays Mon 19-Aug-13 17:45:06

Does anyone know if you can only put through one verbaudet order? Ive just ordered a little outfit for my nephew due any day and and wondered whether I can put through another order to get another free gift? smile

98percentchocolate Mon 19-Aug-13 17:48:07

You'd have to start another account I think ilove but definitely worth a try! Just out of interest, which items did you buy as I'm struggling to find anything it'll work with sad

i bought the girls happy price t shirt 3.00 so 2.52 after discount

98 I did some socks for ds's stocking (£6) and a girls baby grow (£5) for a friends new baby. Two different accounts smile

RhondaJean Mon 19-Aug-13 17:56:42

To someone saying about Thr tool kit being out of stock, I haven't shopped with Vertbaudet for years but I do have a la redoute account (sister company) and last year they had a discount code with a free bag or something which I ordered with (wanted the discount not fussed about the gift)

The gift was out of stock so they sent me a £20 voucher no minimum spend to spend with them instead! Fx Vertbaudet might do similar.

iloveholidays Mon 19-Aug-13 18:07:39

I bought a boys outfit, jeans with polo shirt. It was 7.60 so got it for 6.38 and free tea set. Going to set up an account with DPs details later then.

iloveholidays Mon 19-Aug-13 18:08:40

Just tested it under my account and won't work... Will get DP to set up account later.

orderinformation Mon 19-Aug-13 18:23:54

How does quidco work?

98percentchocolate Mon 19-Aug-13 18:30:51

Ooh is there another code that gives you the tea set then? I thought it was just the £15 off £20 spend? (Which isn't applying, though they've added the tea set on!!) I'm actually going nuts.

Reastie Mon 19-Aug-13 18:31:25

spotty don't get it (the train)!!!! We have one very similar for DD that drives me up the wall!

iloveholidays Mon 19-Aug-13 18:36:10

98, code 5569 I think it was that gives you a free gift, free delivery and 16% off. I've now got a code to get £15 off £20 spend so might do another order as they have 16% off today with free delivery as well, not sure if you can use both codes though.

Might try and get a nice dress for DD1 for Christmas or maybe do a birthday present.

iloveholidays Mon 19-Aug-13 18:37:17

Spotty, did you use a different name to do different accounts? Not sure whether to just one another email address as I have two smile. Feel like cashing in smile

This thread is a lifesaver!

Dosey Mon 19-Aug-13 18:58:47

Thank you to whoever mentioned the studio clearance. I have just ordered all my wrapping paper, tags and cards. I think you have to spend £25.00 to use the 10% off and free delivery code so I also bought some clothes for dds in the clearance too.

Very excited to have officially started my Christmas shopping!!

iloveholidays Mon 19-Aug-13 19:02:11

For anyone wanting to buy a Kindle Fire, Amazon are giving you £40 to spend on apps and games until 30th August.

98percentchocolate Mon 19-Aug-13 19:05:19

Thank you so much ilove! Finally done it!! Spent £6 in the end on a Tshirt and got a lovely wooden tea set to go with ikea kitchen :-) thanks

Pidgy Mon 19-Aug-13 19:05:59

Just logged in to Hope education page and the robots I ordered are back in my basket at full price!!
I definitely checked out and paid (even did the verified by visa).

Don't think they will honour the order for me. :-(

NigellaEllaElla Mon 19-Aug-13 19:19:56

I've just checked my order with Hope and logged in and gone to History and its still sitting there as order placed so fingers crossed.

Pidgy Did you get an order confirmation email?

shufflebum Mon 19-Aug-13 19:29:25

Money has gone out of my account for the robot too, really hope they honour it but not holding my breath!

BuffyFairy Mon 19-Aug-13 19:29:36

Thanks for the vertbaudet tip. I did 2 separate orders same account so got the tea set and the tool kit. Works on sale items! Ordered DD some vests and a poncho towel both of which she needs anyway so very pleased. I used codes 5569 and 5561 for 16% off, free delivery and free gift. It didn't stack with the £15 off £20 spend.

It looks as though tool kit will be posted when back in stock.

Don't forget cashback.

IJustNeedANap Mon 19-Aug-13 19:38:50

Thanks for the thread thanks

Thanks leesmom for the necklace and earrings I got both just need to decide who there for

I've been on here since the first thread but NC

lazzaroo Mon 19-Aug-13 19:59:09

Gutted if they don't honour the robot sales. Do you think if enough of us kick up a fuss they will?! Wishful thinking I suppose. That one really was too good to be true!

Mipe Mon 19-Aug-13 20:04:59

Lift-the-Flap Fairy Tales: Cinderella (with CD) only £1.75 at Amazon (price matched with WH Smith).


OnTheNingNangNong Mon 19-Aug-13 20:05:31

I looked at my history page for the Robot, and it says order received, estimated dispatch date 28/8/13. I'm keeping everything they crossed to honour it for those of us who have ordered!

Livvylongpants Mon 19-Aug-13 20:15:50

I used both codes, ordered a polo shirt and jeans set for DS due sept and got the tea set for £6.38 and ordered the frilled skirt for DD and got the tool kit for £3.40 dead chuffed smile

lazzaroo Mon 19-Aug-13 20:26:20

ningnang that would be amazing!

chirpchirp Mon 19-Aug-13 20:31:43

Keeping my fingers crossed on the robot front too, they've taken payment and my account says estimated dispatch date 29/08. Just have to wait and see.

RhondaJean Mon 19-Aug-13 20:40:52

I can't seem to create a Vertbaudet account anyone else struggled?

Oreocrumbs Mon 19-Aug-13 20:47:36

Hope have taken the money out of my account (£13.19) late this aft - it hadn't gone when I left work around 4pm so it has been after that.

I'm hoping that means that they are honouring the deal, as from the time of Buffy's post I'm presuming that email was sent to her before then IYSWIM. So I'm hopeful.

Pidgy if they honour the rest of us I would email a complaint and link this thread. Fear of bad advertising and all that.

RhondaJean Mon 19-Aug-13 20:48:47

Fixed it sorry!

iloveholidays Mon 19-Aug-13 20:52:26

Does anyone know if Verbaudet comes up large or small? Just looking at getting a dress for DD1 who will be 4.9 at Christmas, guessing I should go for the age 5??

LalyRawr Mon 19-Aug-13 20:55:42

Just got two headscarves and the wooden tea set for 2.94, delivered from Verbaudet!

Thank you for the code flowers

I've been on holiday so this might have been mentioned but Aldi have some bits in the sale atm. Craft tubes (think they have 3 pictures, pens or maybe crayons, glitter and glue iirc) for 69p. They also had hello kitty and mickey mouse t-shirts for £2.99.

GiddyStars Mon 19-Aug-13 21:03:12

Verbaudet comes up v small in general...size up.

Oh no Reastie. What will I get him?! He just plays with dd's old toys hmm I want to get him something nice though..

iloveholidays Mon 19-Aug-13 21:06:07

I have just checked my account on Hope and it says estimated dispatch on 29th August too so fingers crossed!!

BeaWheesht Mon 19-Aug-13 21:09:52

Hi all I've just ordered this scooter for ds, £129 down to £45 I haven't got it yet and know nothing about scooters but it seems a good deal!

leesmum Mon 19-Aug-13 21:11:37
leesmum Mon 19-Aug-13 21:16:45

Can anyone help me?, i'm in charge of filling the Christmas crackers this year and was looking for miniature bottles of perfume to put inside for the ladies, got the men sorted (mini bottle spirits, Lynx bullet and a Ferrero rocher) and the children are always easy to do, but apart from a fcuk one on Amazon I can't find much else!!

leesmum Mon 19-Aug-13 21:19:31

Me again!! something like this but for women.

I'm sure boots do them nearer Christmas

lazzaroo Mon 19-Aug-13 21:27:38

Applause store have a sale on, tv & music related gifts...t-shirts, mugs etc etc


lazzaroo Mon 19-Aug-13 21:28:52
leesmum Mon 19-Aug-13 21:34:48

Thanks SPOTTY, yeah i'll have a look nearer the time smile

starjules Mon 19-Aug-13 21:35:59

I think I was one of the first to buy the robot after it was on here and I've just logged into my account and it says it was despatched today and I've got a parcel tracking number. It could be that they may honour those that ordered while it was in stock. Will let you know what happens.

olivo Mon 19-Aug-13 21:41:51

Oops,s Rory, I didn't realise it was a minimum spend on Studio - I was on about £40!!!! Too many bargains to be able to resist, and especially free postage abroad!

LaTrucha Mon 19-Aug-13 21:50:01

20% off clothing for men women and children at M&S today

ipswichwitch Mon 19-Aug-13 21:51:05

leesmum if you or anyone else is flying anytime soon check the duty free. I've got mini perfume bottles (in sets of 4) a few times from duty free. Last one I got was Jean Paul Gaulthier set of 4 for £9

ValiumQueen Mon 19-Aug-13 21:53:55

Leesmum it may be better to get a multi-pack of fragrances and split them. Sorry I cannot link to one, but I have been given them on the past and know they are sold near Christmas. May be worth asking in posh stores for wee samples?

ValiumQueen Mon 19-Aug-13 21:54:41

Ipswichwitch great minds think alike grin

leesmum Mon 19-Aug-13 21:57:33

Thanks Ladies, good ideas, might try getting some free samples, if not then I think im sure to find a nice set to split up.

RhondaJean Mon 19-Aug-13 21:59:17

Avon do little handbag sized sprays as well, for about £3-4, I often buy them to pop in stockings. If you know someone who does Avon there is a sake brochure rattling about just now with some for £1.25.

Chockywockydoodah Mon 19-Aug-13 22:05:18

leesmum Fragrance Direct had lots of miniature perfumes in bottles but if you're looking for smaller vial type tubes of perfume, then Ebay oftens has a good selection.

lalyrawr wooden tea set you say? Can I get a linky as I can't find it confused


this is the hot uk deals link with the codes on then you should be able to choose either the tea set or tool set as your free gift.

chirpchirp Mon 19-Aug-13 22:15:20

Thanks lazzaroo, unfortunately I don't have anyone to buy for that would appreciate it but I did have to snap up the Wonder Woman tote for myself.

Ahhhh its the free gift! I see. Thanks!
Will look properly on the laptop in the morning.

BuffyFairy Mon 19-Aug-13 22:49:38

For those after the mini micro scooters - JoJo code HZ92 for 15% off orders over £55

sameoldIggi Mon 19-Aug-13 23:05:33

Got my "flip" t-shirts the other day, they are decent quality - now up to full price again on play.com though I suppose might be on offer again before Christmas (127 days to go!). They don't explain what they do though, so if given as a present might need to make sure they actually flip them at some point!
Sorry to hear about the robot hassles. Still think the company will have made money through vastly increased sales.

Pidgy Tue 20-Aug-13 07:23:31

Re: robot order

I can't see any email confirming my order either. History definitely shows I checked out, and my husband is also sure we did the verified by visa. It did say out of stock though when we ordered, so I'm not that surprised.
No money taken from my account so I've contacted my bank to ask if the transaction did try to go through (for my own sanity really - could just be a case of baby brain...stranger things have happened!!).

I think if they've taken the money from your account, surely that is their side of the 'contract' so I think you'd have a good case. They have accepted your offer to purchase? I'm no expert but fingers crossed for at least some of us to get the good deal!!!

Pidgy even if they've taken the money they don't have to honour it. Mine was out of stock when I ordered it but I still got a confirmation email and if I log in to my account there is a dispatch date

Chockywockydoodah Tue 20-Aug-13 07:59:31

Lego clothing and accessories event on Zulily today smile

iloveholidays Tue 20-Aug-13 08:02:32

i would like to think they would have contacted people by now if they dont plan to honour it.

AmIGoingMad Tue 20-Aug-13 08:04:16

This is amazing! Thank you!

Same here ilove I would have thought they'd have done it ASAP. I'm just wondering if something completely unrelated meant pidgy's order didn't go through

I love Christmas and this thread and all of you lot!!

I'm beyond excited - I've just bought a tank driving experience for 2 people (dh and my dad, they are very close) from groupon for £39 and my stepmum has paid the £40 upgrade to enable them to actually drive the tank!!
They will be very giddy :-)

Ds1 will be getting a bike as his "big" present and ds2 will be getting a trike (the ones with a sunshade and parent handle with touch steering) so it's all coming together!!

I'm doing a stocking for my mum and stepmum with the "something you want,
something you need,
something to eat and
something to read,
something to drink,
something to do,
All given with love,
Especially for you! "

Getting very excited, dh thinks I'm loopy.

OnTheNingNangNong Tue 20-Aug-13 08:27:29

The money for the robot left my account yesterday, I ordered (I think) on the 16 August, but it's a waiting game to see if they honour it.

Anyone know if the Sainsburys clothing sale is on now?

iloveholidays Tue 20-Aug-13 08:27:31

maybe it was pidgys sale that finally made them realise they had made a mistake!!!

MooseyMoo Tue 20-Aug-13 08:34:03

Onthening Yes, 25% off TU clothing starts today.

Gap have 25% off today with BTS25, ends 22 Aug.

OnTheNingNangNong Tue 20-Aug-13 08:40:13

Thanks Moosey! Hopefully can get the DC their clothing stocking fillers

98percentchocolate Tue 20-Aug-13 08:48:59

Money from the robot went out of my account yesterday afternoon after it all came to light too so I'm hoping that means they'll honour it!

98percentchocolate Tue 20-Aug-13 08:54:35

Just spoken to them - they're going to honour them!!

Slainte Tue 20-Aug-13 08:55:24

Wahay, that's great news! Thanks 98

WithConfidence Tue 20-Aug-13 09:00:13

Wow 98! Did you order when it was still in stock?

HenriettaPye Tue 20-Aug-13 09:05:39

Was the vertbaudet code for one day only? As it won't let me use it today confused

Yay 98 my money went out yesterday too!!

Does anyone know how long the sainsburys 25% off will be for?

98percentchocolate Tue 20-Aug-13 09:13:18

Nope, ordered when it was out of stock!

iloveholidays Tue 20-Aug-13 09:16:28

thanks 98!!

lazzaroo Tue 20-Aug-13 09:35:57
runningincircles Tue 20-Aug-13 09:41:44

flowers Thanks for being brave enough to phone 98, I was too scared! Brilliant news about the Robot.
Off to Sainsbury's now. Loving this thread, but I may be developing a shopping addiction.

WithConfidence Tue 20-Aug-13 09:42:45

Woohoo! I'm impressed! Thanks for phoning too.

Chockywockydoodah Tue 20-Aug-13 09:43:34

30% off flash sale at Temptation Gifts Loads of popular brands on their site smile

WithConfidence Tue 20-Aug-13 09:45:21

16 quid off 40 spend at vertbaudet. 5440

milk Tue 20-Aug-13 09:52:17

"You currently benefit from Order Code 8416
£16 Off* P&P*

madamginger Tue 20-Aug-13 09:54:48

ust Used this offer on boots.com
Buy one get one half price on kids clothes
£5 off when you spend over £25 on mini club
Boots parents club code PC13MINI20 takes 20% off (can only be used by parent club members.)
Free delivery for mini club
10 advantage points per £1 spend for parent club

Just kitted ds2 out, £45 reduced to £21!

milk Tue 20-Aug-13 09:55:00

"You currently benefit from Order Code 4756
£15 Off* P&P*

Swordfishtrombones Tue 20-Aug-13 09:57:39

Hello everyone, and thank you for such a useful thread! I've already saved a few ££s thanks to you lot! In case anyone is after a Moving monkeys gears toy it is on offer for £21.99 from Toys and Learning - there are a few other good offers on there including some 99p soft toys and lots of Orchard games (postage is a bit pricey though).

Watch out for zuilly as some of the Lego bargains seem quite expensive. You can usually get the brickmaster sets much cheaper on the book people and similar sites

Gooseysgirl Tue 20-Aug-13 10:23:55

Henrietta I have also had no luck using the 5569 or 5561 codes today, they must have withdrawn it... kicking myself I didn't do it sooner... Have seen photo of the tea set online and it looks fab!

chimchar Tue 20-Aug-13 10:25:40

no bargains to report today i'm afraid...thanks to everyone for posting though...I have done well so far with my shopping!

will keep my eyes open and report back!

<<also on the look out for lego advent calendars>>

Anything too for teen boys and blokes please!

Reastie Tue 20-Aug-13 10:30:32

just a heads up, mooseys gap code is only for childrens gap stuff, not adults (just tried to buy myself some stuff)

Murtette Tue 20-Aug-13 10:31:22

Thanks for the JoJo code. In case anyone is looking to spend less than £55, MTA32 gives you 10% off £40. Knowing you lot, you'll all make sure you have £55 worth of goods to ensure you get the best bargain!
Thank you for the Temptation Gifts alert as I saw something in there and for advising on how to double up (or possibly triple or quadruple up) on the Boots offers.
I'm kicking myself for not ordering the robot or doing the verbaudet thing. Reminds self we do have far too many toys already, some of which are very similar to the robot, tea set & tool set

Murtette Tue 20-Aug-13 10:34:23

Oh, and I'm kicking myself about the TU offer as I must have spent £100 on clothes in there on the past 10 days and its all stuff the DC didn't need yet (knee high boots, thick tights, winter coats, jumpers) and I was conscious that there must be an offer coming up. Oh well, at least they had the right sizes.

chimchar Tue 20-Aug-13 10:38:45

for the person who wanted a penguin thing!!!

any good?!

Loads of bargains today on this site (found it via the east of india sale link...thanks!!) Carrie Elspath jewellery, all 30% off.

ipswichwitch Tue 20-Aug-13 10:41:41

I don't often get called a great mind valium grin

I've just checked order status for the robot and it says due for despatch 28th August. Will get DH to check his account tonight to see if the money has been taken out - should be since we ordered it sunday. Thanks for calling them 98, we also ordered when it said out of stock so I had been thinking it wasn't going to be honoured.

CarrotsAndApples Tue 20-Aug-13 11:11:15

Hi, these threads are great, thanks everyone. Have had to stop talking to DH about Xmas - he doesn't like to think about it until December and thinks I am strange to be excited so early! I bought some reduced fancy dress for DS and DD from Tesco - thanks for the tip.

Someone was asking about Lego Friends. Just been in Argos and they have a couple of sets with 1/3 off - football and karate were on the shelf. 5.99 down from 9.99.

Boots - have a tiny Lego Friends set 1/2 price to 2.50 - girl waterskiing.

Boots also have some half price Playmobil - 8.50 Harbour Cafe, 7.50 Fishing Boat - and some Meccano and PlayDoh sets reduced. Probably only a few weeks until the Boots Xmas 3 for 2 gifts starts, but we have a few family birthdays before then to buy for.

Sorry don't have web links right now - also haven't checked camelcamelcamel so don't know how good the deals are.

M&S 50% off sale starts today. Happy bargain hunting!

iloveholidays Tue 20-Aug-13 11:17:01

If anyone sees any childrens Christmas DVDs on offer can you let me know? The elf brings a few new ones on the weekends leading up to Christmas grin

TeaAndCakeOrDeath Tue 20-Aug-13 11:21:10

Err...if anyone is after 'grown-up' presents, maybe for DH/DP, then forafters has a pretty good sale on blush

TeaAndCakeOrDeath Tue 20-Aug-13 11:21:35

blush even


Wth is a doggin bat?!

joymaker Tue 20-Aug-13 11:36:54

Thanks from me too 98, brilliant news about the robot!
Think I actually will use them again if they do come good smile

JustBecauseICan Tue 20-Aug-13 11:40:42

Body Shop 40% off using code EXCLUSIVE
Go through Quidco for a mahoosive 12% (IIRC)

Sadly doesn't seem to work against the 50% off handcream offer already loaded.

Still good though!

shufflebum Tue 20-Aug-13 12:12:57

Ooh like the look of the romance scratch cards!
Brilliant news about the robot too.

LemonBreeland Tue 20-Aug-13 12:15:37

Have just found this thread. Usually can't get my head around Christmas until all the DC have had their birthdays. Last one is in 3 weeks.

But I've got some character pj's and swim bags ordered, and have got the Womens Fitness offer.

I'm going to get some Vertbaudet stuff later.

I will be organised this year.

MooseyMoo Tue 20-Aug-13 12:18:10

Oooh, I have bargain glow (when I have the robot in my hands). Thanks for ringing 98

TU 25% off is on until Mon. I also picked up some Play Doh third off, colouring in books half price and a Crayola Explosion half price

Murtette Tue 20-Aug-13 12:23:27

Playmobil fans - the Harbour Cafe & Fishing Boat are out of stock at Boots. I just checked

paperclipsarebetterthanstaples Tue 20-Aug-13 12:34:27

Hi -:does anyone know if the Asda George sale is on instore at the minute?

yes the george sale was on from monday i think. i got some bits yesterday but not much for boys in ours!

milk Tue 20-Aug-13 13:27:55

Kicking myself for not ordering that robot, lol.

CarrotsAndApples Tue 20-Aug-13 13:31:22

Hi, for the Boots Playmobil offers - might just be in store, sorry. I found that they were out of stock online, but they had some stock in the large city centre branch. I just bought one of each this morning. Probably about 5 items of each on the shelf - might be worth checking other branches?

John Lewis was price-matching the Argos Lego Friends offers today - Lego Friends Football set

jamtoast12 Tue 20-Aug-13 13:37:58

Just ordered this for dd its great! Lego friends sticker book. I just saw it in waterstones for £8.99 and its much thicker than the usual sticker books. Loads in it. £3.85 delivered on amazon smile


toisa Tue 20-Aug-13 13:40:15

Just been in ELC. Quite a few Happyland people sets half price. Also some other bargains such as rollerskate blade things from £20 to £10.

paperclipsarebetterthanstaples Tue 20-Aug-13 13:41:15

Thanks supermario - off to ours now, mainly hoping for stuff for DS so may well be a wasted trip...

stacysmom Tue 20-Aug-13 13:49:48

Thanks for the M&S sale tip off: just ordered this trolley bag for DD's main present. Just a few months left to find some bits to stick in it!

Pinebarrens Tue 20-Aug-13 14:13:39

robot just arrived thanks for that. it's great! DD is 4 I was worried it would be too young for her but I think she will enjoy it as will DS when he's a bit older.

yabbadabba Tue 20-Aug-13 14:46:20

Im having trouble with Vertbaudet. I enter the code but it then tells me to log in to verify it when i am already logged in and is not adding the free gift on confused confused

www.deckchairstripes.com/index.html have buy one get one free on some stuff till Thursday for anyone who has a stripes fan to buy for. I've only ordered a couple of cushions from them before but they were good quality. (And thanks to whoever showed me how to do links smile )

iloveholidays Tue 20-Aug-13 14:53:37

Yabada, which code are you using?

iloveholidays Tue 20-Aug-13 14:55:22

Sorry, got your name completely wrong with iPad predictive!! are you using 5569 or 5571 (I think). A little pop up box came up for me asking which free gift I wanted.

Snowgirl1 Tue 20-Aug-13 14:55:43

Paperclips yes, the George at Asda sale is definitely on, but, as supermario said, there was less for boys than girls in my local store. I ordered some stuff on-line and went in to collect.

yabbadabba Tue 20-Aug-13 14:58:50

5569 but have tried the others too sad sad

iloveholidays Tue 20-Aug-13 15:02:19

I think you can call them up and use codes? Might be worth a try?

iloveholidays Tue 20-Aug-13 15:03:32

I'd give them a call... Having trouble placing your order?
Call 0800 694 0596 we will be happy to help you.

iloveholidays Tue 20-Aug-13 15:06:09
yabbadabba Tue 20-Aug-13 15:09:49

Will do. Thanks for your help smile smile

Yabba what web browser are you using? I could only get it to work on crappy Internet explorer hmm

ifyourehoppyandyouknowit Tue 20-Aug-13 15:19:53

Subbing because Christmas has become very expensive. DS' birthday is Christmas Day, and we want to get him a mini micro scooter (he'll be 2), does anyone know where is cheapest/have code?