Bargain Hunter: Playmobil plays to the gallery with discounts on its toy range


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Playmobil will cut the cost of some of its most popular toys at the start of December. But move fast: the lower-prices – which offer savings of up to £30 – will run from just 6 to 9 December.

Its Princess Castle, for instance, will fall from £129.99 to £97.50 while its Western Fort will drop from £99.99 to £75.00.

Full details of the offers will be up at from next Friday.

A deal that's sweeter than chocolate, until Christmas

There's an exclusive deal at Voucher Codes for 10 per cent off orders at Hotel Chocolat until 23 December. Go to

Get money back when you spend in small businesses

You can get a fiver cashback for every tenner you spend using an Amex card next Saturday if you shop small. Saturday 7 December has been designated Small Business Saturday to highlight what local firms can offer.

To encourage people to 'shop small' on the day, American Express will give all its cardholders £5 cashback when they spend £10 or more in any participating independent retailer.

To sign up, you must register your Amex card at

The offer can be redeemed only once per business, but there is no limit on the number of participating stores where you can take advantage of the deal.

Ocado's festive specials offer bubbly and beef

Home delivery store Ocado has launched a range of Christmas deals offering up to half price on meat, toys, and party essentials.

For instance Duval Leroy Champagne has been reduced from £30.99 to £15.49, while WTR Hereford rump steak is down from £5.30 to £3.97. Among toys, London Underground Monopoly has been slashes from £24.99 to £16.66.

A complete list of the seasonal deals is at

Pilgrims Choice chips up to £2.25 off the (cheese) block

Pilgrims Choice cheese blocks are half-price at Tesco stores for the next two weeks. You can choose from Mature Cheddar 350g block, Mature 550g block, Mature Sliced and Mature Grated, and make a minimum saving of £2.25.

Wembley opens new outlet store with designer brands

A new designer outlet centre in London has opened next to Wembley Stadium. The London Designer Outlet offers up to 70 per cent off high-end and high-street labels across fashion, sports and homewares and includes M&S Outlet, Nike Factory Store, Villeroy & Boch and Phase Eight. Find out more online at

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