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From Robotgate to Vertbaudetgate, it’s the Christmas bargain thread

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Reastie Mon 02-Sep-13 21:06:44

girlwiththeyellowhats do we have any news yet? <impatient>

Fifth thread already, how did that happen?! I’ve booked our panto tickets now so am feeling very festive grin . Tips I learnt from the last thread number 24837 - wrap a huge cardboard box in christmas gift wrap to put all the rubbish on christmas day in rather than a bin bag so you don’t get a black plastic sack in all of the photos

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

second thread here

third thread

fourth thread

Robotgate thread to those involved

No more socks is a free app you might find useful for budgeting etc info 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

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

Albelli for lovely photobooks. £15 off new customers with GIFT here
Amazon £2 finger puppets here

Amazon pretty silver heart necklace and matching earrings necklace £1.65 delivered matching earrings £1.22 delivered

Amazon make your own morph and DVD set for £5.31 here

Amazon Barbie Calafornian Dream House half price here

Amazon fake lego set 69% off here

Amazon Nerf Super Soaker £5 here

Amazon Tales from acorn wood book down to £2. Can highly recommend this one as it’s one of DDs faves (she’s 2.5) here

Amazon owl pendant 95p delivered here

Amazon playmobil camper £23.97 here

Amazon stud earrings 93p delivered here

Amazon Lego Summer camp down to £64 here

Amazon Princess and the Wizard book £1.75 here

Argos Yvolution scooters half price here

Argos Darth Tater Mr Potato Head half price here

Argos minnie mouse make up set reduced here

Argos reduced games here

Baker Ross clearance here

Body shop Body Shop 40% off using code EXCLUSIVE or 14586&#8232;Go through Quidco for a mahoosive 12% here&#8232;
Book people here popular Julia Donaldson set here, different from last years or try AFSURF gives 10% off at The Book People. BIRTHDAY for 25% off and THANKS for free delivery

Book clearance site here

Boots have £5 off £50 spend on baby products and 10% off with Quidco voucher QQ2T270 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

Cycling magazine - a quarters subscription to Cycling Plus for £11.99 and got £6 cashback through quidco from here

Debenhams have extra 20% off clearance stuff and free shipping with SHP5 code. Code TZ73 gets an extra 10% off or try HX64 and SHEZ here

Disney Trivial Pursuit £12 here

dotcomgiftshop is popular remnants of christmas sale here

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

Elc offers here

Face cloths - the popular ones from last year here

Fake lego advent calendar here

Hawkins Bazaar ‘Where’s Stig?’ book down to £2.98 here toddler music set £2.48

Hand puppet for £1.39 inc postage stocking filler here

House of Fraser sale here elemis body balm reduced here apothecary set here 6 ft artificial tree to £45 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

Lego clocks and radio, free delivery with code THGLEGO here

L’occaitaine is lovely and one of my faves, awaiting new codes for you that I can put in here though here

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

Magpie Mugs very lovely and popular here . thanks poppywearer for that one.

Mini micro scooters - JoJo code HZ92 for 15% off orders over £55 here If you’re shopping at Jojo but spending

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

Monty Python DVD boxset just £5 here

Nerf gun here from amazon

Red magazine 12 issues for £12 here
Ruby & Ed Slippers here

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

Snowball launcher here

The spicery was popular last year here

Squinkies down to £7.50 from tesco direct here

Studio24 christmas clearance here free delivery 032 reduced childrens chairs personallised

VTech dino toy down to £19.99 here

Weleda 25% off until end of October with code SWORLD here

The White Company have 20% off and free delivery with AC380 full price items only 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 or try BLUECROSS30 or DEL826

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 although don’t expect them to arrive for some time...

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

<offers around some brew and cake >

iloveholidays Mon 02-Sep-13 21:52:58

Thanks for the 10% off at Book People (NBACK). I'd been umming over whether to buy the 20 classic collection books so decided to go for it. £18 for 20 books is pretty good going. MUST NOT BUY ANY MORE BOOKS!!!!

WaitMonkey. I gave up with vertbaudet, they were not budging at all, said they couldn't discuss other customers blah blah blah. I will not be shopping with them again. Also posted a comment on their Facebook page. I'm really tempted to return my items, but bought a cute outfit for my new nephew and a lovely dress for DD (which she doesn't need).

LaTrucha Mon 02-Sep-13 21:55:09

Thanks reastie!

GeekInThePink Mon 02-Sep-13 21:55:47

Hello! Sending you labour vibes girls

Love those magpie mugs...darn it doing mugs last year!

If anyone sees any Emma Bridgewater can they let me know please?

cake and brew for all

pantshavenames Mon 02-Sep-13 21:56:16

God I feel quite schizophrenic, on the one hand looking resolutely away from talk of Christmas Eve hot choc and baileys ( but easily imaging some kind of wunder Christmas )and on the other hand celebrating the end of the summer holidays.
I need to be careful tho', I lose my job on Christmas Eve (really) so I may obsess with making this Christmas too perfect as a distraction.
Thanks to reastie as always for the summation.

GeekInThePink Mon 02-Sep-13 21:56:26

I mean [cake ] and brew obviously! blush

GeekInThePink Mon 02-Sep-13 21:56:38

I give up cake

joymaker Mon 02-Sep-13 21:57:34

Reastie cake thanks

Leilandri thanks for the link to those advent candles on the Ace website, either of them would have fitted the bill nicely, the postage to me though would be an eye watering £5.99 unfortunately

GeekInThePink Mon 02-Sep-13 21:57:36

Thanks reastie <<quietly leaves and goes to bed>>

Bluetinkerbell Mon 02-Sep-13 22:00:42

I returned my Vertbaudet items. Didn't like the pink t-shirt for DD. The sportsbag was ugly. I did get the toolbox in another order, which I paid nothing for at all, as they sent it on its own and canceled the item I ordered.

Leilandri Mon 02-Sep-13 22:03:12

joymaker Ace is the same as Studio, I believe. I recieve the Ace catalogue, my Dmum recieves the Studio one and they are identical. Apparently code 032 works with studio for free delivery? Worth a search ... I recieved my candle today (chose the tall white one) and it is lovely. Going in my 1st December hamper that accompanies our Elfs arrival grin

joymaker Mon 02-Sep-13 22:03:27

LEGO Friends Readers - 4 Books £4.99 at the Book People and cheaper still with the new 10% off code posted in OP

PoppyWearer Mon 02-Sep-13 22:05:58

Thank you reastie thanksthanksthanksthanksthanksthanks

iloveholidays I bought that Book People Classic Collection for my DD a while back and she loves them!

joymaker Mon 02-Sep-13 22:07:35

Leilandri thanks for the tip wink

iloveholidays Mon 02-Sep-13 22:13:38

Great, thanks Poppy. I know DD1 will love them, it's just we have so many books I'd been putting it off grin

kiwidreamer Mon 02-Sep-13 22:15:24

Loving ths years bargain threads, thanks Reastie! Ive reserved a £9.99 designafriend doll for DD's Xmas, thanks to person who posted in last gasps of previous thread smile

I tried my luck with Vertbaudet too, god that sports bag was vile and I ended up with 3 from 2 orders when they said they wouldn't send a second bag and would replace with a CARS beach towel, I phoned back today as got bag with second order no towel and got crappy bollocks from their CS saying towel now out of stock so would more than likely have crap sports bag number 3 on its way booooooo will return at max expense to Vertbaudet!!

WaitMonkey Mon 02-Sep-13 22:18:12

ilove I don't understand how they have gotten away with treating people so differently. I won't be using them again. sad

itsonlysubterfuge Mon 02-Sep-13 22:19:52

Thanks for thread number 5!

WithConfidence Mon 02-Sep-13 22:20:44

Sorry kiwi but the three sportsbags has made me laugh.

DTisMYdoctor Mon 02-Sep-13 22:24:12

I've just seen someone post on another thread that the playmobil pyramid is £39.99 at toys r us - good price for this I think.

NigellaEllaElla Mon 02-Sep-13 22:25:26

Thanks Reastie thanks

JustasmallGless Mon 02-Sep-13 22:27:04

Thanks Reastie
My book people order arrived today with Lego readers and the captain Flynn series as presents.

I want to know NOW who my Secret Santa is so that I can buy a mug

Littlemousewithcloggson Mon 02-Sep-13 22:35:27

Yay, another thread, thank you reastie

Stillhopingstillhere Mon 02-Sep-13 22:35:55

Smyths toys have the imaginext T. rex for £25 instead of £40. Amazon cheapest is £35 including postage so it's quite a bit cheaper.

Freemilk Mon 02-Sep-13 22:41:26

Was in B&M today got a Lego ninjago set from over 7 pounds to 3.99 it was small but not a super common one since my dc didn't have it already sorry can't tell you which it is in the boot!
They also had a little disney doll (the one with the dress you clip on) for 2.99 Cinderella, Snow White Ariel, etc
asda had the new Disney mermaid DVD for £10 (not sure if that is good or not)

Freemilk Mon 02-Sep-13 22:42:18

Oh and when I looked last night you could get the Christmas finger puppets for 1.51 on eBay.

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