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Any good online bargains out there to start stocking up on gifts?

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reastie Thu 16-Aug-12 09:35:31

I am well into my christmas shopping now grin . Just wondering if we can share any good reductions online for those early organisers. I got some lovely body lotion from L'occitaine last week 70% off plus a code for free shower gel and I've already used half a pot of one of the lotions already blush but I just checked and it's finished sad .

I remember last year I got a practically free tin of celebrations from viking direct via here and on the look out for bargains and was hoping people would share.

If you have someone who would like dove toiletries see this thread for £30 of free dove stuff from ocado (I've already ordered mine probably use it myself though

BeaWheesht Thu 16-Aug-12 10:31:25

I dont have any bargains but I keep an eye on


reastie Thu 16-Aug-12 11:53:31

Thanks for links bea <takes a seat waiting for any other ideas>

DoubleMum Thu 16-Aug-12 12:57:07

There's a very decent breadmaker half price at Amazon right now;

reastie Thu 16-Aug-12 13:31:26

Wow double, shame we already have a fully functioning breadmaker and I'm too tight to spend that much on someone for christmas grin

starjules Thu 16-Aug-12 22:11:00

ELC have happyland stuff (and plenty of others) at great prices and if you use bluebird as the promotional code you get another 20% off. Just done my 2nd order of the month from there!

reastie Fri 17-Aug-12 14:45:34

Thanks starjules - have bought a couple of happyland race tracks for christmas gifts which were already half price grin

flapperghasted Fri 17-Aug-12 16:27:49

I always check out Home Bargains online. It's great for stocking fillers and home delivery is relatively inexpensive if you buy a number of things. I tend to go for home cleaning stuffs, foodstuffs and then add on any toys, etc, spreading the cost of delivery over as many items as possible.

I also google anything I'm thinking of buying as you can often find it cheaper if you have a good root around. John Lewis can be surprisingly bargainous at times, and Debenhams ALWAYS have an 'up to 70% off' section. It can be really handy for jewellery, make up, etc.

reastie Fri 17-Aug-12 16:40:05

Home bargains online - never heard of it <holds down hands>

I've just got this bubble rocket from the works for only £3.99 for DHs niece - looks like it's quite good.

BeaWheesht Fri 17-Aug-12 18:14:38

The bubble rocket looks ideal for ds. Is it just a use one time thing??

reastie Fri 17-Aug-12 19:02:45

Sorry bea I have no idea, but even if it is it's a good price (if it were rrp for one time use product not sure it would be such good value). Can let you know when it arrives if you like when I've had the chance to read the labels

starjules Fri 17-Aug-12 22:48:19

Home bargains were getting all their Xmas toys in today. They were putting them out earlier. Tesco have got mega blox 100 boxes in pinks or normal for £3.50. I only got one but wish I had gotten more now! I also got a Disney cars construction thing in the Argos sale for £2.49 instead of £10. I've got nearly all the little ones things now.

starjules Fri 17-Aug-12 22:54:37

I know the happyland stuff at half price and the extra 20% is fantastic. Forgot to mention that amazon have the al Murray pub quiz game for £3.49 delivered. I do love a bargain!

BeaWheesht Sat 18-Aug-12 22:36:30

Halfords have talking plush star wars keyrings for £1 just now.

Tesco, instore only also have Super Mario Bros for DS at £5

myBOYSareBONKERS Sun 19-Aug-12 07:37:45

Have a look at the facebook selling pages in your local area - I have managed to pick up a few bargains that way

everydayaschoolday Sun 19-Aug-12 08:18:39

I'm not a member of the National Childbirth Trust (NCT) but I do buy and sell at their biannual Nearly New Sales.

Just wanted to let everyone looking for christmas bargains know that the Autumn sale in my area (Lincoln) has just been advertised for 6th Oct, and most other regions are normally around the same time.

There are normally LOADS of toys and books at the Autumn sale (in expectation of christmas) and they're clean and in good condition (Nearly New), and of course Christmassy and seasonal clothing.

everydayaschoolday Sun 19-Aug-12 08:20:31

Sorry reastie, that's not an online bargain though sad

D0G Sun 19-Aug-12 08:40:22

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SpanishFly Sun 19-Aug-12 10:20:36

If you're on Facebook then "like" smyths toy store. They have things on offer a lot, sand they're good at keeping Facebook updated with events etc. In April or June they had a 20% off everything day when I bought heaps of stuff. Their prices are usually fairly decent as it is

SpanishFly Sun 19-Aug-12 10:22:03

PS that bubble thing looks like one my nephew has - it's lasted for years!

gregssausageroll Sun 19-Aug-12 17:40:07

Marking place. Need to start shopping. Not doing cards bar family this year.

milk Mon 20-Aug-12 08:44:13

Octonauts Octopod Playset-

RRP: £36.99 £23.97 smile

trumpton Mon 20-Aug-12 13:41:33

ELC have happyland stuff (and plenty of others) at great prices and if you use bluebird as the promotional code you get another 20% off. Just done my 2nd order of the month from there!

Thankyou Starjules just ordered a train set and got £10 off. thanks

everydayaschoolday Mon 20-Aug-12 21:44:09

I got loads of stocking fillers in the Argos clearance section today (collecting from store tomorrow).

Not much left for home delivery, but items are still available in local stores if you enter your postcode for nearest store, and are willing to reserve and collect from store. Some really good jewellery and toy bargains.

ThePhantomPlopper Mon 20-Aug-12 22:24:02

Just got this for a bargain price Elemis milk bath was 14.50 now 1.99 with code

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