Bargain Hunter: The Easter holidays offer some sweet surprises from Playmobil


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It's the Easter holidays so the toy company Playmobil has launched four new gift eggs and its first ever Playmobil Easter calendar.

The bargain element? Spend £30 at the company's online store and you'll get an Easter Gift Egg worth £5.99.

The eggs contain a new character along with accessories. Meanwhile the Easter calendar – at £9.99 – has 10 doors with a toy behind each one, including exclusive new rabbit characters.

To order online go to

Book for the Muppets film to bag a Disney voucher

One of Easter's big films aimed at kids is Muppets Most Wanted and for every ticket for the film you buy at a Vue cinema by 6 April you'll get a free £5 Disney Store voucher.

To claim, visit Vue's box office and receive the voucher with your tickets. The Disney Store voucher must be redeemed by 12 April.

Buy a Blinkbox card and enjoy a Quality Street egg

If you want to keep kids entertained while at home, Tesco-owned Blinkbox has a deal running until 8 April which can give customers a Quality Street Easter egg.

To qualify you'll need to head down to your local Tesco and buy a Blinkbox Movie & TV card. Then use the card on Blinkbox – online or through your TV – to get the Quality Street Easter egg coupon. Then, from 11 April, Blinkbox will turn £5-worth of Tesco Clubcard vouchers into £10 worth of Blinkbox credit. Full details at

Outings at a discount from Littlebird

Meanwhile, the children's discount website Littlebird has lots of deals at the moment which could help to make the Easter holidays easier for families.

These include 44 per cent off Lee Valley Farm Annual Passes, 50 per cent off Butlins Family Passes, 75 per cent off the London Motor Museum, 50 per cent off Really Giant Colouring In Posters, up to 79 per cent off family self-catering breaks and 50 per cent off Groombridge Place.

Some of the deals end quite soon, so check out the site – you'll need to register at – at the start of the holidays to ensure that you make the most of the offers.

Save on a pre-flight stay at Travelodge

If you're heading away for Easter, but want a hotel for the night before your flight, Travelodge has 20,000 rooms at £29 or less at its 13 UK airport hotel sites for dates before 31 May.

Locations include all of the major airport locations, such as Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, London City, Birmingham, Leeds Bradford, Edinburgh and Glasgow. To book an airport room, visit

Dial up good deal with the Co-op's new SIM card

The Co-operative Group is entering the mobile phone market by launching its first own-brand pay as you go SIM card, with a very competitive deal.

Local and national calls will be charged at 8p a minute, as will calls to other mobile phones, although calls to Co-op mobiles will be just 4p.

International calls will start at 2p per minute for calls to Canada, Ireland and Hungary; 3p a minute to Australia, China, New Zealand and Spain; and 4p a minute to France and Germany.

Texts will be 4p (2p to Co-op phones) and data will be charged at 5p per MB.

The Co-operative Mobile pay as you go will be available in more than 3,800 Co-operative Food stores across the country this month.

It is being launched in partnership with The Phone Co-op, which will provide the service.

The SIM cards will be available in Co-op Food Stores, or can be ordered online from

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