Get them while stocks last, the 3 for 2 toy events are here! Boots and Argos have both started their offers today.
Boots 3 for 2 is available from now until Christmas on selected toys, whilst Argos has 3 for 2 on ALL TOYS!! but only until next Tuesday the 28/09/10 and obviously only whilst stocks last.
Me and my husband have just spent the whole morning buying all of the boys Christmas (and birthday!) presents, and have saved ourselves a small fortune! So I suggest doing the same if you want to bag yourself an Xmas bargain.
Boots 3 for 2 is now an obligatory part of Christmas, scouring the Christmas book working out all of your offers is a BIG part of my Christmas ritual.
The good thing about the Boots 3 for 2 is that you can combine toys, household goods and smellies all in the one offer, so present shopping for all the family can be over in one go. Plus you can earn Advantage card points on your deals too and treat yourself in the new year sales.
The Argos 3 for 2 toys deal is an amazing offer if your in the market for toys, so the ideal choice for parents. I just can’t believe all toys across the whole of the Argos website and catalogue are included.
With a deal as good as this though, stock is bound to go fast. Nearly all of the items I choose were out of stock for home delivery already, so I’ll need to make a trip out to Argos tomorrow to go and pick it all up (plus a big Taxi home judging by the amount of stuff we bought!)
Credit Card took a big bashing today, but on the plus side they’ll be lots of lovely new toys for me to review over the next few weeks. Think i’ll be an expert Lego builder by the time Christmas finally comes.
My advice is to get the little ones to start writing their letters to Santa now, so you can take advantage of great deals.
After the excess of Christmas, and all of the holiday toys we brought home with us, I’ve decided to get tougher with Thomas and his “I Want, I Want” habit. Me and Daddy have decided that at 4 he’s old enough to have his own pocket money, and to spend it as he wants.
I’m not saying that were never going to buy him toys again, I’ve just had enough of him having something every time we go out the door. From the magazine’s and sweeties, to the Lego picked up whilst in the supermarket, it’s just getting a bit out of hand isn’t it.
So I told the boys that they have to buy any extra sweeties, magazines or toys out of their pocket money. I’m hoping apart from stopping the “I Wants” it will make them appreciate their toys a bit more, and stop Thomas being so rough with them.
I bet your wondering what this has to do with Mr Potato Head,I’m getting to that!
Last week Thomas had a serious moan about not ever being able to have toys, and not having enough pocket money to buy anything. So I had a think and found out that there was a Jumble sale on Saturday locally, so we decided to pop along and Thomas could then buy something with his pocket money (anything, he just wanted something!)
Well for 50p we picked up the aforementioned Mr Potato Head, and I have to say apart from a real bargain he’s been a revelation.
Everyone knows the Mr Potato Head toy, he was first released in 1952 and has been a perennial favourite ever since. He’s recently acquired new found fame thanks to the Toy Story movies, and this is where my son knows him from.
I never had a Mr Potato head when I was a child, and didn’t know anyone else who did have one so never had the pleasure of enjoying this toy in my childhood. Suffice to say it’s not something I would choose to buy for Thomas off my own back as to be honest he looks a bit rubbish really. Thomas choose him at the jumble sale, and at 50p I obviously didn’t say no, but I had reservations about how much use he would really get out of it. I had the idea that once he’d assembled him a few times he would be bored and lose interest, how wrong I was.
Mr. Potato Head Square Cushion - 60x60cm - Soft Touch (IWOOT)
Thomas has had Mr Potato Head for about a week now, and has played with him all the time. Even his little brother loves him. Put the glasses on, change the nose, put the moustache on, he goes on like this for hours.He especially likes the trap door that Mr Potato Head has on his backside, which you can open and use to store all of the pieces you aren’t using.
To be honest I feel a bit bad for discounting Mr Potato Head all of these years, for a very reasonable price he makes a great gift and would be received enthusiastically by any child. I now feel a bit sad for Thomas after having a look online and seeing the Mr Potato Head Suitcase set. He comes complete in the suitcase with 40 different pieces, so you can chop and change his appearance to your hearts content.
Thomas’ from the jumble sale only has a few additional pieces, I think some bits must have gone missing as they do over the years. So I’m seriously considering getting him a new one now for his birthday this year, so he can enjoy having all the extra funny bits.
To finish here’s a classic Mr Potato Head commercial from the 80’s, enjoy!
Just received an email from Amazon to let me know that the pink version of the Leapfrog Clickstart My First Computer is today’s deal of the day, with 60% off the original price.
The Pink version is £15.66 but I’ve checked and the Green version is also discounted, just not by as much it’s £19.57 . The Green version is not a deal of the day, so the Pink may change price to £19.57 tomorrow as well. Which is still a great bargain!
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The Clickstart turns your TV into a PC, by using the wireless keyboard with attached mouse it allows you to play games on your Television. The games come on cartridges and use popular characters to teach your child basic pre-school skills and also keyboard and mouse skills. A good feature is that the mousemat can be configured for either Left or Right handers.
Whilst shopping in my local Sainsburys this morning, my eldest son dragged me into the toy aisle to have a look at what he could possibly get out of me today. I noticed that a few items were on sale like littlest pet shop and some Dr Who figures but I saw that the Ben 10 deluxe omnitrix was reduced from £15.99 to £4.00. This is the omnitrix from the original Ben 10 not the new Alien force one. Unfortunately my son already has this, otherwise I would have snapped it up, as shops are still selling it from upwards of £13.00 to around £20.00.
It has a swivel dial on the top, which enables you to change aliens just like the tv series. It makes authentic sounds and has a small picture of the alien on the LCD screen. There’s also a game which involves turning into a designated alien in the quickest possible time.
If you’ve got a Ben 10 mad son who hasn’t got this already, my advice would be to go and seek one out. It’s definitely worth £4.00.