PARENTS looking to bag last minute Christmas presents may want to head to Tesco where it’s slashed up to 50 per cent off toy prices ahead of the festive season.
Launching today, Tesco has a whole range of items discounted online from major brands such as Lego, Disney Princess, Fisher Price and more.
In stores, the Tesco toy sale will run from December 12 until Boxing Day (December 26).
Just bear in mind if you’re ordering online that Tesco delivery will set you back at least £4, although if you join its Delivery Saver scheme you can save money on your shopping every month – prices start from £6.99 a month.
But remember, just because an item is on sale doesn’t mean it’s a good deal – always do a price comparison first to check you’re actually snapping up a bargain.
Tesco Toys category manager Anne Borrett said: “We know from previous years that quite a lot of shoppers leave it until the last few weeks to get toys in the hope of snapping up some bargains.
“Some of the biggest deals include half price savings on a Lego 3 in 1 Super Pack which has been cut to £22.50 and a Nerf Alpha Strike Mission Pack which is now £25.”
We round-up some of Tesco’s best bargain buys below.
Harry Potter 2 Playset
- Was: £40. Now: £20 – save £20 (50 per cent) – buy now
This Harry Potter 2 playset could be the perfect Christmas stocking gift.
It comes with a Quidditch pitch and Ollivanders wand shop as well as two mini figures.
We couldn’t find it being sold anywhere else online.
Fisher Price Linkimals Smooth Moves Sloth
- Was: £35. Now: £26 – save £9 (25 per cent) – buy now
Say hello to this funky Linkimals smooth move sloth which claps and bobs its head to music.
You can watch this sloth as he lights up, plays music and songs, and grooves along with awesome dance moves.
We shopped around and found that John Lewis is selling the same product for £1 less but there is an extra £3.50 delivery cost to bear in mind.
It will cost you even more on eBay as you’ll be looking to spend £33.48 plus £3.79 in postage, leaving you £12.27 out of pocket compared to Tesco’s deal.
Lego 3-1 Super Pack
- Was: £50. Now: £22.50 – save £28.50 (57 per cent) – buy now
If you’re a Lego fan, you’ll want to get your hands on a wide selection of wheels.
This three-in-one super pack comes with a monster truck stunt driver mini-figure, colourful truck, plus a buildable ramp.
We spotted that the same product is being sold on eBay for a pricier £39.99, plus a delivery charge of £2.90, costing you a total of £42.89.
LOL Fuzzy pets Assorted
- Was: £14. Now: £7 – save £7 (50 per cent) – buy now
You can nab one of seven LOL fuzzy pet surprises including a mirror, secret message, bottle, scooper, accessory, outfit and pet.
If you add water to your furry friend, it can even change colour.
Amazon is matching Tesco’s price online and offering customers free delivery three to five days after dispatch.
But if you want the item in a day, it will cost you £4.99 to bag the bargain.
Argos is also selling the same product for £7 but there’s a home delivery charge of £3.95.
Frozen 2 Classic Doll Assorted
- Was: £14. Now: £11 – save £3 (21 per cent) – buy now
You can get your hands on a Disney Frozen fashion doll, complete with removable outfits inspired by the films.
Elsa, Anna, Kristoff, Sven and Olaf are each sold separately for kids to enjoy.
In comparison, we found that Bargain Max is selling a Disney Frozen 2 Arendelle Elsa doll for £19.99, reduced from £20.99.
But there is an added delivery charge of £1.99, adding up to a total of £21.98, costing you an extra £7.98 compared to Tesco’s doll.
Smyths is also selling the same doll for £13.99, saving you 1p – but there is a delivery fee of £2.99, costing you a total of £16.98.
Wilko has also launched a massive 50 per cent off toy sale including Fisher Price, Harry Potter and Marvel.