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Christmas bargain thread 21 <passes around some Lindt chocs>

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GodReastieMerryGentlemen Thu 04-Dec-14 19:40:07

No exciting thread title this time I’m afraid...

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.

GodReastieMerryGentlemen Thu 04-Dec-14 19:40:20

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’

MSE Christmas deals predictor 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 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 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 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 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

Asda beauty and the beast DVD preorder for £10 here

GodReastieMerryGentlemen Thu 04-Dec-14 19:41:03

Book people here MYGIFT gets you £5 off a £30 spend and free deliverychristmas decoration book £4, PANTODEL for free delivery over £5 MISTLETOE for free delivery

Book clearance site here

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

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 £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 VCTCAUT14 here . Go through quidco for cashback

Jaeger outlet here

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

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

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

Yves Rocher, fist item added to basket is free when using this link here . Minimum order = £15. make sure your first item in the basket is an expensive one!

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.

I’m feeling very festive now grin

neddle Thu 04-Dec-14 19:55:37

Where is everyone? fgrin

zipzap Thu 04-Dec-14 19:55:39

Ainsburys has started to discount some of it's Christmas stuff (decorations, smelly things like candles, decorations in the household area as well as the seasonal aisle, etc)- seems to be around 25-50% off, some bits marked down twice.

zipzap Thu 04-Dec-14 19:58:18

Ainsburys? Where's autocorrect when you need it? blush

That would be Sainsburys obviously!

BetweenTwoLungs Thu 04-Dec-14 20:05:34

Right guys I'm stuck. Two of my most expensive items are just not presenting themselves as a bargain to me sad

I'm after a Go Pro camera (the £100 one) and some form of Star Wars lego (preferably AT-AT) but both are really expensive and I can't find any deals.

Very/Isme can't find my address for some reason, so won't let me open a credit account and use the £30 off code. Are there any deals at all that people know of for anywhere that might sell these items? Getting desperate now!

supermariossister Thu 04-Dec-14 20:07:17

argh royal mail have lost a parcel went to pick it up and they couldn't find it, admitted they had lost it and took details to get in touch if they find it only thing is I'm not sure what it was! as I've got four things due so not sure what to do now

NorksEnormous Thu 04-Dec-14 20:07:54

Anyone know what the next boots star gift will be?

AuntieMaggie Thu 04-Dec-14 20:14:25

Anyone seen any battery operated tea light things?

Sleepstarved Thu 04-Dec-14 20:24:36

I am all done and dusted, hurray.
But now my DM wants to know what to buy my DDs. I have suggested scooters but am not sure.
1 - the mini micro scooters are quite expensive
2 - DD1 has special needs and although very interested in them would find it difficult to coordinate the action (but it would be really good for her if she could) and DD2 is 20months (but absolutely must have whatever DD1 has and is much better coordinated).
With one scooter there'd be a massive fight but not sure if DD1's would ever actually get used (she can't pedal a trike).

PamelaEwing Thu 04-Dec-14 20:26:06

I saw battery operated tealights in Ikea auntie maggie

waithorse Thu 04-Dec-14 20:30:04

Lakeland also sell the tealights.

Excited by new thread. fgrin

PamelaEwing Thu 04-Dec-14 20:36:35

From next Thursday Aldi will apparently have various Frozen, batman, Spider-man & Sofia Onesies for £6.99, Pyjamas for £4.99, Dressing Gowns for £6.99 and 3 X Socks for £2.49.

zipzap Thu 04-Dec-14 20:37:56

AuntMaggie Costco had battery operated tealights and also bigger candles - and not only were they battery operated but they were remote control too fgrin which struck me as a very first world thing

Bet you could have lots of fun with them if people didn't know they were operated by a remote control... [evil festive grin]

zipzap Thu 04-Dec-14 20:43:57

If anyone's giving a cake pop maker of any sort, they've got cake pop sticks in Poundland at 50 for £1 which is the cheapest by a long way that I've found them on the high street.

They're part of a Jane Asher baking range that also includes everything from tins and paper cases, cake boards, palette knife, whisk, chocolate moulds, nice little gratin dishes, to cake mixes, frosting and cake decorations - all for a pound each obviously. But if anyone's making up a baking type hamper or wants some kids cooking stuff that looks reasonable quality whilst being cheap, it's definitely worth investigating!

wanders off to make 200 marshmallow olaf snowmen, on the aforementioned cake pop sticks, for the school christmas fayre tomorrow instead of sitting here doing more bargain hunting

RJnomore Thu 04-Dec-14 21:01:10

Hiya folks

Remember the body shop 40 percent off for card holders plus free gift bundle if you spend over £30 is on today and tomorrow.

Clinique is also doing daily offers on their website and so are loccitane.

ipswichwitch Thu 04-Dec-14 21:06:00

Wilkinsons also have battery powered tea lights for 50p each. You can get either a blue/white light or amber.

wineoclocktimeye Thu 04-Dec-14 21:06:53

Marking place because I can never find threads on the ipad!

cookiefiend Thu 04-Dec-14 21:07:28

Wilkos have the battery operated tea lights.

Tykeisagirl Thu 04-Dec-14 21:14:07

Hobby craft also have battery operated tea lights. I've got some on my windowsill with my jam jar Christmas scenes they look very festive.

YoureAllABunchOfBastards Thu 04-Dec-14 21:15:51

Lakeland also have battery tea lights.

IgnoreMeEveryOtherReindeerDoes Thu 04-Dec-14 21:16:17

Norks Soap of Glory £29 RRP £60 apparently everyone goes wild for soap of glory

goes live 12th December

SouthernOne Thu 04-Dec-14 21:22:12

Matalan do battery operated tealights too

Sleepstarved Thu 04-Dec-14 21:25:21

I got caught up in the Soap and Glory thing last year and bought one (with points). I was distinctly disappointed.
The cleanser hurt my eyes and didn't remove make-up and the thick body cream so was thick it wouldn't come out of the dispenser. Never used the scrub (does anyone ever use those?) and only just finished the shower cream, that was ok. The bag it came in was rubbish as it only held its shape with the cardboard box still inside it.
moan over

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