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The third bargain Christmas gift ideas thread

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reastie Sat 13-Oct-12 18:36:31

You lot are just giving too many good ideas out, we've filled the last thread grin

New one here thanks for all the ideas so far, I've spent saved a fortune wink

BuffyFairy Sat 13-Oct-12 20:18:41

More reductions on Happyland? I can't cope! Bought half a village already grin

That mothercare 20% off code has expired. I'm going to attempt the molton brown offer tonight.

gussiegrips Sat 13-Oct-12 20:18:44

sitting down, mouse at the ready...thanks for the thread, luuurve it

beingginger Sat 13-Oct-12 20:30:14

Marking place

BlameItOnTheCuervForHumanBlood Sat 13-Oct-12 20:46:04

I have bought my nephew a paper jamz guitar (only £7.50 on amazon) do I need to ge anything else to go with it? An amp or something?

LexieSinclair Sat 13-Oct-12 20:51:20

Marking place smile

ChristmasKate Sat 13-Oct-12 21:01:37

Does the guitar need to be plugged into this

I've bought this, it's smaller than I expected (good news) but I have resisted the drums and guitar, my nerves can't cope!

Zorra Sat 13-Oct-12 21:02:48

I love this thread! Just went to the spicery and bought 24 of the teaspoon sized spice samples to make my BF's advent calendar smile

Sarae2201 Sat 13-Oct-12 21:03:33

Don't know if its already been said but 20% of Early learning centre online using code: FRVY valid until the 15th October

ChristmasKate Sat 13-Oct-12 21:03:43

Oh gawd the drums have dropped to £5 googles ear plugs

Looby12 Sat 13-Oct-12 21:08:56

marking place

ChristmasKate Sat 13-Oct-12 21:11:14

I think it's a good idea to repost this on the new thread especially as I have just linked to the Entertainer site above.

I checked my online banking today and the Entertainer had taken payment of my order twice.

I called customer services with my order number and advisor was great and said they will refund me on Monday morning but my bank may take upto 5 working days to credit my account so I'm now £100 down.

Worth checking.

rhondajean Sat 13-Oct-12 21:13:17

Seriously debating a set of those drums for dd1.

She's just appeared with a list of about a dozen t shirts which apparently she cannot live without.


LauraPashley Sat 13-Oct-12 21:22:50

sunnyday thank you so much for the heads up on the barbie, dd has been going on about that for ages! Xmas shopping officially started grin

Aspiemum2 Sat 13-Oct-12 21:32:06

Christmaskate, that happened to me except they took payment 3 times (for £130). Was a nightmare to get back although my bank was great.
Today they've refunded all 3 payments!! Sure that 1 will go back out though

devonsmummy Sat 13-Oct-12 21:34:58

Marking my place grin

PixieHot Sat 13-Oct-12 21:39:42

Can anyone please link to drums? I think that DS would love some, but he's only 2 and the only drum pad thing that I've seen had bullet holes on it grin.

Vickles Sat 13-Oct-12 21:40:22

Argos Ebay Outlet, loads of bargains... Check out the toy section...

OhTheConfusion Sat 13-Oct-12 21:42:08

Oooo thread number three!!!

A huge thank you to HokeyCokey for the £30 off code, I just ordered DH some new converse for £30!

HokeyCokeyPigInAPokey Sat 13-Oct-12 21:45:18

grin that's excellent OhTheConfusion that's such a good code, even dh was impressed with that one!

Aspiemum2 Sat 13-Oct-12 21:46:18

What code? slight panic at maybe missing a bargain grin

ChristmasKate Sat 13-Oct-12 21:47:11

Aspie all 3 might be a good will gesture if your lucky.

The lady I spoke to said it hasn't happened before so I explained that I only used their site via a recommendation from a well known parenting forum and that it has happened over the last few weeks.

I joked that the bad publicity even virally could be damaging as we have a habit of tweeting our displeasure and getting our own way and she asked if she could take my telephone number so a manager could speak to me on Monday grin

Iirc wasn't it John Lewis & the undelivered bed the most recent thread where we ended up with customer services on the thread and on twitter? love it

BlameItOnTheCuervForHumanBlood Sat 13-Oct-12 21:48:03

Ah, thank you. I bought the microphone for ds, might give it to dn instead

ChristmasKate Sat 13-Oct-12 21:49:02

pixe the link is my googles ear plugs one up thread.

Aspiemum2 Sat 13-Oct-12 21:52:35

Haha, well I hope you get more than the half hearted apology I got. I was mortified when my card was rejected in tesco when I should have had money available (they cleared that account)
Luckily I had another form of payment but imagine if I didn't, 4 kids and a week with no money?

The stuff I bought arrived fine, really pleased with it but scared to buy from them again.

HokeyCokeyPigInAPokey Sat 13-Oct-12 21:53:37

Aspie i was on the JL bed thread, i tweeted and they contacted me as well. We got that MN a new bed the same day!!

FWIW i have used The Entertainer for years and never had a problem.

LaRedoute £30 off a £60 spend code is 0280.

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