Toy News and Offers
DEAL EXPIRED - LEGO Friends Advent Calendar £13.97 (39% off RRP)
Update 27/10/18 9am - The price has now increased to £17.26
The 2018 LEGO Friends Advent Calendar is currently on offer at £13.97, which is 39% off the RRP of £22.99.
A lot of people wait for the Argos 3 for 2 toy sales to buy these LEGO advent calendars each year but if it is the LEGO Friends one that you are looking for then this is likely to be a better deal.
You can order directly from Amazon. You do need to have Amazon Prime or spend £20+ to get free delivery.
Expired - Argos Black Friday Deals 2017
Argos have just launched their Black Friday deals (at 9pm today, Thursday 23rd November).
We are in the process of adding our pick of the best deals below - check back regularly for updates.
Playmobil 5047 123 Safari Set - £15.99 (RRP £39.99)
Fantastic price on this highly rated Playmobil 123 Safari set. It is reduced to £15.99, 60% off RRP (£39.99). Normally sells for between £30 and £40.
It is listed at Argos for £19.99 which is already a great price, but pay online and use code FLASH20 at checkout to get a further 20% off taking the price down to £15.99.
Paw Patrol Rocky's Barn Rescue Track Set - Half Price
This Paw Patrol Roll Patrol Rocky's Barn Rescue Track Set is currently reduced to half price with code PAW10 and eligible for free click and collect at your local Entertainer store.
It is listed as £20 but enter code PAW10 at checkout and it will reduce to £10 in your basket.
It is suitable for children aged 3 years and over.
Are you searching for the Luvabella Doll this Christmas?
The Luvabella Doll is one of the most sought after gifts for Christmas 2017 and getting hold of one at the RRP of £99.99 is quite a challenge.
They are selling from third party sellers for £120+ on places like ebay or Amazon Marketplace so not only are you paying more but you have the additional concern on whether the goods are genuine and the potential issues if things go wrong.
If you are searching for one of these for Christmas then we may be able to help....
We are continuing to test a new stock alert system. We are constantly tracking stock availability and when we find stock our system sends an SMS to your phone. Click through quickly and you should get to place an order before it goes out of stock again. So far results have been excellent if you click through immediately.
We are limiting this SMS alert to a maximum of 20 people at any one time as often only small batches come in to stock.
If you want to sign up for SMS alerts you need to do the following:
Step 1 Sign up for an email alert by following the link here for the Luvabella Blonde Doll, the Luvabella Brunette Doll or the Luvabella Dark Brown Hair Doll. So far we have seen more stock of the Blonde doll than the others. When you sign up for the email alert leave the price at the default of £99.99. You will receive an email confirming your signup.
Step 2 Either send us a private message via our facebook page or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org giving your email address and your mobile phone number. Please also indicate if you want to receive text alerts 24 hours a day or only between 7am and 10pm.
Step 3 We will send a text message to the number you provided with a confirmation code. As soon as you receive that then please email or private message us on Facebook the code and we will activate the SMS alerts.
Step 4 When you receive alerts you need to act very quickly. Click the link in the SMS we send which will take you to our site. Then click on the Buy Now button which will take you to the retailer where we have found stock. This will normally be Amazon but could be any of the large UK retailers. Place the order and checkout as quickly as possible as stock does tend to disappear in minutes (or sometimes seconds).
Step 5 After you have successfully ordered your Luvabella you can unsubscribe from alerts by going to the link at the bottom of the email that we send you when you signed up for the email alerts (in step 1). You just need to delete the alerts that you no longer need. Please also consider posting on our Facebook page your success story or adding a comment below on this page as it is great to here when we have been able to help.
If you have any problems and need to contact us then please just send us a Facebook message or an email.
We do reserve the right to remove you from the SMS alerts after we have sent you at least 10 valid stock alerts. The main reason for this is to prevent the system being used by people to buy a lot of these for resale purposes and hence stop others from obtaining them.
Deal Expired - LEGO Star Wars Millennium Falcon 75105 Deal
Update : Deal Expired as 3 for 2 finished on 7th November 2017.
Update 7/11 @ 10pm : Stock looks to be very low now. Some of the places that still have 3 available to order include : Bangor, Sunderland, Washington, South Shields, Jarrow, Staines, Putney, Kensington High Street, Leigh, Rhyl, Ripon, ...
The LEGO Star Wars The Force Awakens Millennium Falcon (75105) is currently reduced to £99.99 from the normal RRP of £139.99. That is 28% off the RRP.
It is also included in the Argos 3 for 2 offer so you can buy 3 of these for £199.98 which works out at just £66.66 each, less than half price!
If you know others that may be looking to but this for Christmas you could save a lot of money by buying 3 together. They normally sell for around £90 - £100 so it is a substantial saving.
As at 8.30pm on Tuesday 7th November there is still some stock around to order.
You need to order and pay online before midnight on Tuesday 7th November to get the 3 for 2 offer, although you will have 7 days to collect the items from store.
Argos 3 for 2 on Selected Toys
Every year Argos have a series of 3 for 2 promotions on toys on the run-up to Christmas. The latest offer is running now until Tuesday 7th November 2017.
Similar to last year this Argos 3 for 2 offer doesn’t cover all toys but it does cover thousands of toys.
Argos has increased the price of many of the toys included in this offer back up to RRP. Many of the toys that are still reduced are excluded from the 3 for 2 promotion.
Some items that are good value include:
Be careful with the LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar as that is listed at £29.99 despite the RRP being £24.99 so would expect better offers on this.
Last year we saw much more aggressive pricing from Argos, Amazon and Tesco closer to Christmas and we will continue to cover these as they appear.
Expired - Tesco 3 for 2 on Toys
Tesco are running their popular 3 for 2 on toys offer again this weekend.
Last year there were a lot of bargains to be found in the Tesco 3 for 2 sales. This year a lot of the prices are higher than their competitors and so you don't get the full 3 for 2 value.
Amazon also appear to be matching more this year. They tend to give a 27% discount off an item that is included in a 3 for 2 offer.
The offer runs from Friday 27th October until Monday 30th October 2017
New Smyths Voucher Codes
Both codes are valid until Tuesday 31st October 2017.
Spend £50+ and get £6 off with voucher code WT6
Spend £100+ and get £12 off with voucher code WT12
ToysRus £10 off a £50 spend
This is an excellent promotion. ToysRus are offering £10 off a £50+ spend from now until Tuesday 31st October 2017.
All you need to do is:
- Shop the website and add £50 or more to your basket
- Then simply add the coupon code "SAVE10" to the basket to receive £10 off your order instantly
- Complete your checkout as usual!
If your order totals £100 or more after the "SAVE10" coupon is applied then you will also automatically qualify for an additional promotion which will give you a free £10 gift card on 18th November 2017 for use between 18th November 2017 and 30th November 2017.
However, if you can split your order in to 2 orders of over £50 then that is the better option (better to get £20 off rather than £10 off and a £10 voucher).
Both promotions are available in-store and online.
Note: This promotion cannot be used in conjunction with other promotions such as "Buy One Get One Free", "Buy One Get Second Half Price" etc.
LEGO Nexo Knights half price
A large range of LEGO Nexo Knights sets has been reduced to half price.
Most of the sets are half price (50% off RRP), but this LEGO Nexo Knights Jestro's Volcano Lair (70323) set is reduced from £109.99 to £42.48 (61% off). It is not available for delivery but is in a selection of stores for click and collect.
The offer is at ToysRus and some of the sets are in stock for home delivery and in store, whereas some of them are only available in certain stores for click and collect.
This is an excellent offer so would expect the stock to go very quickly.
Back in Stock - Free Toy Sample Box with £30+ Spend
Update 1st November 2017 @ 1pm - This is back in stock.
Amazon have just launched a new promotion. Spend £30+ on items from a large range of popular toys and you can get this Toy Sample Box (RRP £12.99) free of charge.
To obtain the free sample box you need to follow these steps:
From Thursday 25 October 2017 when you spend £30 on selected toys & games dispatched and sold by Amazon, you can get a toys box for FREE (the “Offer”). Each customer can claim only one Offer per order. This Offer ends at 23:59 GMT on 23rd November 2017, or when 1000 Offers have been claimed (whichever occurs sooner).
As this is limited to 1000 sample boxes they will probably run out quickly.
Sainsbury's Toy Sale 2017 Update
The Sainsbury's Toy Sale started today, Wednesday 18th October 2017.
The discount ranges from 20% up to 50%. Discounts at the lower end of the range are unlikely to be worth buying, but some of the 50% discounts are good if they are on toys that you intend to buy this year.
We have visited the sale today and here is what we found:
Orchard Toys Collection - 50% off - £12.50
This looks like a nice little set of Orchard Toys games/puzzles for £12.50. Orchard Toys normally get excellent reviews and this set works out as just over £3 per game.
VTECH Toot Toot Animals - 33% off - £5.33 (normal) / £6.66 (furry)
This is a good price for these and there is a good selection of different animals. The furry animals are a particularly nice to your Toot Toot animal collection.
LEGO Juniors Farm Suitcase - 33% off - £11.99
This is a good price for this set, although not amazing. At a third off it is the same discount that you can achieve in the 3 for 2 offers (that will be happening several times between now and Christmas). However, if you only need one item around this cost it is still a good deal.
There are also a large number of own brand toys included at half price that may also be good value.
Better Prices Elsewhere
The LEGO Classic 10704 at £19.99 which is 33% off looks good, however you can save a few more pennies as it is £19.80 online at Tesco with free click and collect.
The LEGO City Mobile Command Centre 60139 is £26.66 which is again 33% off. This one is on sale at Tesco for £22.40, saving more than £4 - again with free click and collect delivery to store.
Most LEGO has 20% off which for the vast majority of sets you are likely to find better deals elsewhere over the next couple of months. During Argos 3 for 2 sales Amazon normally reduce the price of popular toys by 27%.
Expired - Gruffalo's Child Large Soft Toy - £7.50
18/10/17 @ 11am ***Deal Expired*** Price has now increased to £21.52This Gruffalo's Child plush measures approximately 16 inches tall. It normally sells for £15 to £20 (RRP is £29.99) but has dropped today to just £7.50. It gets excellent reviews.
Delivery is free with Amazon Prime or if you spend £20+. Otherwise delivery is £3.99.
Price and availability correct as of 9.30pm on Tuesday 17th October 2017
Sainsbury's Toy Sale 2017
The annual up to half price Sainsbury's toy sale has been announced and will be starting tomorrow, Wednesday 18th October 2017.
This sale is available in store only so expect the toy aisle in your local Sainsbury's to be very busy tomorrow morning.
Is it a good sale? That really depends on what you are looking for. Historically all the toys in the sale were half price which produced excellent deals however that has changed over the years and it is definitely now up to half price.
There will be a number of toys at half price, many of which will be good deals. However, they are normally own brand toys or items that are heavily discounted elsewhere on a regular basis. We wouldn't expect to see popular toys such as LEGO sets at anything like this discount, probably more like 20% - 30% on these.
If one of the more heavily discounted toys is on your list then this could be a good time to do some Christmas shopping.
There will almost certainly be better offers in the run-up to Christmas. Last year the Tesco 3 for 2 offer on toys produced some excellent discounts. The Argos 3 for 2 and Asda sales with corresponding price cuts by Amazon also provided some excellent deals.
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