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Christmas bargain thread 17 - I'm going to stop reading this thread, I've just bought a bloody penguin

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Reastie Tue 11-Nov-14 13:55:19

thanks dingit for that thread title grin

As previously, if you shot a link in the OP links isn’t working/no longer in date, please let me know by posting in bold so I can easily see to update thanks

If I’ve missed anything good from any last threads onto the list please let me know.

Reastie Tue 11-Nov-14 13:55:30

Thanks to Elvish for the thread song grin

postage dates for christmas

On the first thread of Reastie my true love bought for me,
A Chinese frozen dress
Two furry throws
Three Womdee scarves
Four finger lights
Five DVDs
Six fox shaped bags
Seven Christmas mugs
Eight sets of PJs
Nine orchard games
Ten tassimos
Eleven book people deals
Twelve flashing rings (minus 11)

I’ve tried to include some of the popular stuff from last year as well as some of the new bits. I may well have missed some important bits, so please let me know if that’s the case.

YaMasYaDaWithAWigOn s recipe for choc truffles

200g Philadelphia
350g icing sugar
500g dark chocolate (I use the cheap stuff from Aldi or Asda)

Melt the chocolate then add to the Philly and icing sugar. Add flavouring (1 teaspoon for vanilla, 2 for liqueur)
Leave to set for a little while

No more socks is a free app you might find useful for budgeting etc info here
or look on google play for an app called ‘gift list’

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 crutchlow35 has earned £3k cashback in under 3 years apparently shock she must buy alot of stuff!

Top cashback also fabulous cashback site - I’ve seriously never looked back - getting money for nothing! amazon prices at [[ camel camel

Filler checker here searches for amazon items when you only need a small amount to get it up to the £10 for free postage

Warning from Ialreadytoldyou - Loom bands and loom band charms from Asia have been tested and have been carrying a dangerous level of carcinogenics. It's quite worrying tbh, the report says it can get into the body through the skin when worn, especially if the wearer is sweating and also if anything is put in the mouth. Apparently you wouldn't know until the wearer has children and they have defects. article here

Good place to check for magazine free gift offers here

camelcamelcamel tracks amazon prices here

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

Albelli for lovely photobooks. here

Aliexpress here bit like the chinese ebay items. Very cheap stuff all shipped over from China. Note from scaredycat - check feedback of seller! Lots of free postage items. elsa/anna dolls frozen dresses from under £4

Aliexpress anna and elsa doll here queststarz has had and she thinks they’re lovely. took 2 weeks to arrive for her and have disney store labels on hers

aliexpress frozen themed finger lights here

Aliexpress £2.35 for the next generation of finger lights here

amazon red or dead clutch bag less than £10 here

amazon inflatable dinosaur £1.98 here

amazon stacking snowman crayons here

amazon the £3.95 furry throw here

amazon coloured electric toothbrushes with spare heads here

amazon pretty doll post its for 35p here

amazon snow globe elsa here £27.99 on other sellers, keep an eye as price may go up and down

Amazon wondee scarves here

Amazon colour changing flower here

Amazon panpipes 95p delivered here

Amazon snowflake cookie cutter 99p inc postage here

Amazon nautical bracelet here

Amazon mini waterproof flashlight £1.08 here

Amazon light up dolphin here

amazon sack coin purses here

Amazon disney princess game here

Amazon love hearts scarf here

Amazon Troll Keyring here

Amazon owl watch here

amazon vintage owl decoration here

amazon vintage daisy heart decoration here

amazon disney princes sparkle doll - rapunzel here

amazon man tin here

amazon pocket knife/tool thing here bear in mind instructions/uses are all in Chinese!

amazon cloth coin purse here

amazon 3 annuals for £10 here

Amazon 4 children’s books for £20 here

amazon bird house key holder here note - spelling mistake on box (piace instead of place) but some orders item has come with no box.

Amazon troll keyrings here

Amazon red or dead bag here

Amazon weird light thingy here

Amazon batteries here

Amazon Kids LED bath toy here

Amazon loom bands Loom Bands here

Amazon Christmas tree confetti here

Amazon 4 DVDs for £10 here

Amazon Christmas Mug here

Amazon nautical bracelet here

Amazon 80p rose petal bath soap here

Amazon finger puppets £1.63 here

amazon make your bike tyre light up with 99p lights here (I have no idea but a good thing for a cycling person)

amazon vintagey watch [ here]]

amazon touch screen gloves 66p here

amazon make up brush set here

amazon selfie stick £3.99 here

Amazon christmas duvet here

Amazon magic dino egg 80p delivered here

Amazon special design coffee spoon 59p inc postage here

Amazon the famous finger lights here

Reastie Tue 11-Nov-14 13:56:14

argos playmobil nativity set 25% off here

Asda beauty and the beast DVD preorder for £10 here

Book people here AFCELESTE gets you 10% off or SPEND10 free delivery over £10. SPEND10 gives free delivery at the Book People if you spend over £10, and stacks with GINGERBREAD. MYGIFT gets you £5 off a £30 spend and free deliverychristmas decoration book £4 AFTADAH or SPEND10 should be free delivery over £10

Book clearance site here

Character pjs sale here look also for their sale on backpacks short50 for 50% off short PJs

Christmas enchanted Fairy Doorways here

Craft supplies try yellow moon here or baker ross here

Debenhams currently have 20% off toys with this codePX49. Minimum spend £25 here

Disney On Ice 'Magical Ice Festival' tickets can be bought on early release from Ticket Master with priority code FE33DPE. Not at all bargainous, but may be desirable to many. The link can be found on DayTripFinder on Facebook which is here

dotcomgiftshop is popular here

Ebay Elsa gloves 99p here

Ebay mini vintage sewing machine here

Ebay discount toys here

ebay christmas jumpers £8 here but a warning there have been reports of holes in jumpers

Ebay £13 popcorn maker here

Ebay how to train your dragon toy for £2.60 here

Ebay £2.59 inc postage for the ‘wooden bead things they have at Doctor’s’ wink here

Ebay floating ufo 99p including postage here

Ebay hatching dino egg 99p inc postage here

Ebay more christmas socks here

Ebay christmas duvet here

Ebay new generation of finger lights with fibre optic 99p for 4, the ones where we all look like Edward Scissorhands here

Ebay liberty outlet here

Ebay Joules outlet here

Ebay Frozen watch £1.98 here

Ebay fox bag here not sure about this link, it works fine for me on my computer at home but when linked to mn didn’t work, will try something else if it doesn’t work again this time

Etsy have loads of lovely hand made things here just make sure you select your preferences for shipping to UK/items in UK

Facebook group with bargains on here

Flavourly beer set. Use code MLVB10 which should make it £4. Cancel when beers arrive so you don’t get more here or £3 trial offer using code father12 for a regular flavourly box. £10 off craft beer membership FLAVBBJ10, £10 food flavourly box FLAVFFJ10

GLTC code is NORTHPOLE for 20% off orders over £50 here

Good Housekeeping magazine 6 issues for £9.99 with free pyrex set here but first issue must arrive at end of october so may not do for christmas

Google cardboard 3d things here

Hotel Chocolat tasting club box of ~25 chocolates for £9.95 and a free body butter using code L913 here . Valid until the end of October.

John Lewis not bargainous but lovely christmas duvet here

Joss and Main here have nice reduced homeware bits

Lego brickset site showing reductions on lego on amazon here

Matalan christmas duvet here

here for a pound online pound shop here

Rakuten code 5 LAUNCHFIVE and gives you £5 off a minimum of £7 spend here

Smyths code NOV6OFF gives £6 off £25 here

The Spicery have 20% off everythjng at the moment with code WEBSITEWOES here

Thorntons KBRP for 20% off , works on their 5 for £20 deals here

sports direct hello kitty headphones here

sports direct quarry kit here

The Hut Christmas PJs here , here , and here sale stuff here

Very try 4R4VF or 4J4JW. The first one is £30 off a £60 spend, the second one is £25 off a £50 spend. Or try new code 4UU7X here

Wauwaa code WAUBIRTHDAY gives £10 off with NO MINIMUM SPEND here

Yellow moon craft bits, £5 off £35 before 21st Nov if anyone's interested. Code is 14YXE2 here

Zulily is worth a look and has new stock every day. use this link to earn me some credit for referrals thanks My tip if you’re buying something big with hefty delivery fee is so buy something cheap and small from their site first then you get free delivery for the rest of the day so then go back and buy bulky order.

waithorse Tue 11-Nov-14 13:56:34

Off to finish the last thread. fsmile

3pigsinblanketsandasausagerole Tue 11-Nov-14 13:59:42

Marking place

waithorse Tue 11-Nov-14 14:02:49

Fun times not finishing off the last thread. fsmile.

temporaryusername Tue 11-Nov-14 14:02:51

Thanks Reastie!
Been trying to catch up, congratulations to Molton and Dilys fgrin, wonderful news!

Copying my post from end of last thread-

Mountain Warehouse have 50% off everything this week.

Salon Skincare have 33% off 'blue robin' kits till the 13th with code CS2014.

BHS have 24% off everything till midnight tonight.

EARLYBIRD10 gives 10% off Christmas gifts at Bath and Unwind till midnight tonight.

5593 for 30% off and free delivery at La Redoute.

TODAYTEN gives 10% off and free delivery over £10 at The Works.

iloveholidays Tue 11-Nov-14 14:02:59

Thanks as always Reastie.

I'm going real life shopping again Saturday afternoon with DP child free smile They're having a sleepover at my parents so we have about 24 hours to sort out what we've got and what else we need. I'm desperate to have all presents bought by the end of the month!!! grin

Christmas doesn't seem far away now grin

IgnoreMeEveryOtherFuckerDoes Tue 11-Nov-14 14:04:49

Place marking.

H&M have free P&P until 17th November code 2885

3pigsinblanketsandasausagerole Tue 11-Nov-14 14:05:01

Trying to hide today's delivered presents

Not much space left!

3pigsinblanketsandasausagerole Tue 11-Nov-14 14:06:09

If you order from h&m around 17th they prob won't deliver by Christmas...

(bitter @ slow delivery)

NorbertDentressangle Tue 11-Nov-14 14:07:37

I overheard someone on the school run this morning (wasn't one of you lot was it?!) talking about Xmas bedding and they mentioned Studio have some for £7.99.

I looked it up to do a link for you (my 2 are too old for it these days) and see that it can be personalised too!


MadameJinglealltheway Tue 11-Nov-14 14:07:37

Hello, long term lurker here fgrin
just wanted to pop in and thank you all so much for all the bargains and of course Reastie for these amazing threads.

3pigsinblanketsandasausagerole Tue 11-Nov-14 14:10:18

The studio bedding is lovely

The 28 days delivery is not

Elvish Tue 11-Nov-14 14:13:16

Honestly, you go away to microwave some soup and the thread ends!

For Take and Play there are 2 types of connectors, but you can get these adapters which join the 2. Again eBay is your friend and as long as you have these to join any old to new you'll be ok.

NorbertDentressangle Tue 11-Nov-14 14:13:36

Oh no 3pigs, I didn't realise they took that long as bad as H&M.

Buy them for next year maybe fgrin

dandelionsRflowers Tue 11-Nov-14 14:13:47

I've followed these threads for the last few years now, they've helped so much and feel like home from June September. I just thought I'd say keep checking the original post as sometimes there's something you might have missed or might have not thought you needed when it was first posted. Reastie it's much appreciated!

PinkSquash Tue 11-Nov-14 14:14:49

thanks Place Marking

PinkAndBlueBedtimeScares Tue 11-Nov-14 14:19:27

the matalan duvet link doesn't work for me anyone one else? Sorry to shout blush

Thanks so much for these threads, they are amazing.. But honestly, I've spend more than I normally would because there's so many bargins!!

Anyone know what they are doing for stocking fillers for men? :/

3pigsinblanketsandasausagerole Tue 11-Nov-14 14:21:40

I am a delivery scrooge I have no patience!

supermariossister Tue 11-Nov-14 14:23:37

I have this morning added up the presents for the dc. three columns-the price I paid, the rrp then the difference. I then added together the savings of each of the three dc and for all gifts I have paid £304 less than the recommended retail price. am happy with that grin.

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Titsalinabumsquash Tue 11-Nov-14 14:27:25

<marks place> ho ho ho smile

AMillionNameChangesLater Tue 11-Nov-14 14:29:39

I'm currently £205 under budget for Christmas this year. Just the finishing touches to do

whoneedstosleep Tue 11-Nov-14 14:31:05

Thanks for photo calendar links.
Also thank you for new thread.

Just ordered this monster high doll for £12.99

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