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Thread 12 - the one where we are all going to need fingerlings

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Reastie Wed 25-Oct-17 19:38:18

Welcome one and all, see post two for links

Referrals are sneaking into the thread, please use this separate thread thank you

Reastie Wed 25-Oct-17 19:38:29

So, info below is hopefully helpful and links below are for some of the frequented websites from the page. If you know of a website that would be good to add please let me know thanks .

Since it's so popular now there would just be too many links in the link post, and I'd go slightly unhinged attempting to get them all in, so I'm fine tuning and doing generic site links rather than specific product links (unless there's something so brilliant that consensus is to add it here). If there's a stupendous code that could do with adding on here let me know bold and big is really helpful for me thanks . Hope you find it useful.

Predicted by fireflygirl the 25%off Sainsbury's dates:
(They were right on all but one last year
24 October 2017
27 November 2017

Black Friday will be on Friday 24th November this year, and Monday 27th will be Cyber Monday

From tattyboggle89:
18th October 2017
Looks like this will be the date for Sainsbury's big toy sale this year so save the date! Will update if I hear any different.
It's usually really good instore

Sockeatingmonster’s top tips about aliexpress:

I have used Aliexpress quite a bit over the last few years. My tips/observations are:

1. Check reviews
2. Be wary of plastic toys. There have been concerns about toxic plastics from China, and I have binned plastic figures for having very unpleasant smells. I no longer buy any 'low-end' plastic items and only ever from sellers with lots of positive reviews
3. Aliexpress refund/complaints procedure is actually way more straightforward than eBay, and stacked in the buyer's favour
4. Beware of mains operated electricals, many of which are supplied without fused plugs. Always message the seller first if in doubt, don't rely on the photos
5. I don't trust dress up clothes to be flame retardant, although I don't believe this is UK law anyway?
6. Clothes can come up very small. Quality can be variable (excellent to awful). Photos are often of similar items, so take them with a pinch of salt and check the reviews.
7. Actually, all photos on Aliexpress should be taken with a pinch of salt. Again, check reviews (where buyers often post photos of the actual item received)
8. I wouldn't trust toys to meet UK safety standards and wouldn't buy anything that could pose a risk (e.g. Paint might not be safe for children to gum, there could be sharp edges/choking hazards, etc)
9. Lego alternatives don't tend to stick together as well as genuine Lego. Minifigures are still excellent value, but the odd one might benefit from a few drops of superglue.
10. Barbie and other doll clothes can be excellent value, but check reviews for fabric quality and finish
11. Stationery is generally excellent value, although paper quality can be lower than expected. Type 'kawaii' into stationery and be prepared to spend a fortune!

Bargain crazy website here an outlet for very and littlewoods

Camera price buster here . Useful if you're buying a new camera

Joules eBay outlet here

Lisa Angel here

Studio have some well priced items but quality on everything isn't amazing here

Super saver delivery tool is a fab website where it will find low value items on amazon to take your shopping basket to £20 to qualify for free super saver delivery when you're getting close here

Toys for a pound

Wonderbly (formally lost my name) here

LostMyRubySlippers Wed 25-Oct-17 19:42:27

Thanks for the new thread!

Does anyone know of any good magazine subscription offers? I was going to get Red for sil’s bday, has it in my basket ages but when I’ve tried to check out the offer has expired & I can’t find any other decent offers on that or anything else.....

ItsNiceItsDifferentItsUnusual Wed 25-Oct-17 19:43:05

Thanks reastie!

Just posted this on the last thread, but Frugi are doing a declining discount- doesn’t look as though a code is needed.

handmademitlove Wed 25-Oct-17 19:53:21

Lego cargo terminal (60169) is down to £45.99 on Amazon - lowest price according to ccc. Good for truck obsessed kids - includes a fork lift and pallets!

Matilda2013 Wed 25-Oct-17 19:54:10

Thanks for the thread. Was in The Entertainer in Silverburn in Glasgow today and they had the swing set Fingerlings if they’re required. I picked up a tamagotchi —promise it isn’t for me—

Baileystruffle Wed 25-Oct-17 20:00:01

Kindle paperwhites reduced by £20 to £89.99 in amazon at the moment

Chocolatekeepsmesane Wed 25-Oct-17 20:03:57

Thanks Reastie

Baileystruffle Wed 25-Oct-17 20:04:32

And Lostmyrubyslippers heres the list of mag subscriptions from moneysavingexpert. Scroll to the bottom to find the most recent ones.

neddle Wed 25-Oct-17 20:05:07

Now is a good time to get a free trial of Amazon Prime. It lasts for 30 days and gets you free next day delivery or an Amazon video credit if you're happy to wait.
(I get £1 if anyone signs up for a trial through my link.)

chocolatepudandchocolatesauce Wed 25-Oct-17 20:08:03

Thanks Reastie.

ja9r Wed 25-Oct-17 20:08:52

right that's it... i've avoided it so far... but it's made the thread title so i'm twitching. off to find out what these fingerling things are.

NoWordForFluffy Wed 25-Oct-17 20:16:27

My Fingerling is waiting to be collected at the weekend from the Entertainer. Getting it was very easy, so hopefully nobody will be disappointed!

OhHolyFuck Wed 25-Oct-17 20:18:33

Might help someone - chicken garden ornaments only 23p, instore at Homebase only

RJnomore1 Wed 25-Oct-17 20:36:29

I can't find the link but someone posted a thread on money saving expert a few threads back which had info on all the current magazine subscriptions.

GirlWithTheYellowHat Wed 25-Oct-17 20:37:14

Nearly done but I just can’t tear my eyes away! I missed the lego Catamaran down at £37 on Amazon. Shout if you see it this cheap again 😘

Dogmatix34 Wed 25-Oct-17 20:49:51

Could someone please explain what the offer with pact coffee is? Have I missed it? I didn’t think I needed it but now I think I need something to go into my EB mugs!

RJnomore1 Wed 25-Oct-17 20:51:27

Found it!

RJnomore1 Wed 25-Oct-17 20:52:58

That was for lostmy...I see baileys already posted while I've been looking sorry blush

lazzaroo Wed 25-Oct-17 20:53:29

Been loitering for a while again this year and am way behind with purchases. Only got one thing which was the mini instax camera....which was then cancelled by currys!

Anyway.....MAGIC20 will get you 20% off at Disney store at the moment.

Anyone have a recommendation for a drone with camera. Just a basic one as only really looking at around £30 as I suspect it will be a novelty that won't last long! There are quite a few about for the money, obviously wouldn't expect photo quality to be up to much. But a recommendation for model or supplier is always good to have.

LunarGirl Wed 25-Oct-17 20:54:59

Checking in. Missed nearly the whole last thread, you lot move fast thlgrin

BanoffeePieIsMyFave Wed 25-Oct-17 20:56:45

@mycatislickingherpaw no you just need to add the free gifts to your basket and they automatically show as free. Think the Lego cards are only in store tho. HTH

Dogmatix34 Wed 25-Oct-17 20:56:47

This make your own pinball set is lovely and makes a nice gift
pinball science

cookiefiend Wed 25-Oct-17 21:13:07

Pooh's Christmas Letters down to £2.59 on amazon. It has good reviews. here

EmGee Wed 25-Oct-17 21:13:38

Not sure if this has been mentioned but 6£ off a 50£+ spend at Smyths online (WT6) and 12£ off 100£+ (WT12) until Tuesday 31st. Free delivery over 20£.

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