DHX Launches ‘In the Night Garden’ Exclusives at Home Bargains

DHX Brands has formed a direct-to-retail collaboration to launch a new range of In the Night Garden products, specially created for the brand’s audience of children aged 6 months to 2.5 years.

Launched as a direct-to-retail promotion with TJ Morris, the products will be introduced exclusively in Home Bargains and Quality Save stores throughout the U.K. this summer, with an initial 18 products available by the end of July, followed by two more in August and a further 12 in September.

The range – which retails from £0.69-£13.99 – includes a host of items which are currently unavailable from other In the Night Garden licensees, including infant wipes, toddler training items, wooden pull-along toys, slippers, towelling robes, gift bags and feeding products such as bibs and sipper cups. The range also includes greeting cards and gift wrap; tableware, such as cutlery and melamine sets; apparel, including pyjamas and onesies; and accessories such as socks and backpacks.

With Home Bargains also stocking toys from Golden Bear’s popular, award-winning In the Night Garden range, the store is now a must-visit destination for fans of the top-rated CBeebies preschool TV series.

“We are delighted to team up with DHX Brands to offer this fantastic new range of In the Night Garden products,” said Helen Lynch of TJ Morris. “Such an appealing choice of items, from such an evergreen brand which is beloved by millions of families nationwide, is sure to prove a big hit with our customers over the summer.”

Laura Brennan, DHX Brands, said, “TJ Morris have an excellent reputation with their burgeoning Home Bargains stores and we are excited to be teaming up with them to give In the Night Garden fans such a wonderful new range, which increases the variety of products available and provides even more ways for young children to get closer to their favourite characters.”

The agreement between In the Night Garden brand owner, DHX Media, and TJ Morris was negotiated by leading licensing agency CPLG.

In the Night Garden x Home Bargains

In the Night Garden x Home Bargains

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European PlayStation sale has some seriously impressive Vita and PS3 bargains

The European PlayStation Store has kicked off its Easter sale with loads of fantastic Vita and PlayStation 3 bargains.

There’s particular savings for Vita owners. Both OlliOlli and TxK are £3.19, Spelunky is £3.99, and Hotline Miami is £2.39. If you’re looking for something that pushes the hardware slightly further, the visually resplendent Killzone Mercenary is £14.99.

Over on the PS3, Demon’s Souls is £6.49, the Metal Gear Solid HD Collection is £9.99, and Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch is a mere £5.49.

Almost everything on sale has an additional 10 or 20 percent discount for PlayStation Plus subscribers, although longtime subscribers will likely have picked up a few of these bargains for free as part of the instant game collection over the past few months.

The full list of deals (and European pricing) can be found on the PlayStation Store or the European PlayStation Blog.

All offers run from today, April 9, until the end of the month. I just picked up TxK, OlliOlli, and Ni no Kuni for a smidgen over a tenner. Score!

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Wal-Mart website glitch gave shoppers super bargains, temporarily

A new Wal-Mart store shows off the company's new logo in Loveland, Colorado July 21, 2009. REUTERS/Rick Wilking

A new Wal-Mart store shows off the company’s new logo in Loveland, Colorado July 21, 2009.

Credit: Reuters/Rick Wilking

(Reuters) – Shoppers looking for a bargain got some big ones, if only temporarily, at Walmart.com Wednesday morning.

A technical glitch on the Wal-Mart Stores Inc U.S. website offered some items at a fraction of their actual retail price.

Treadmills, which normally cost hundreds of dollars, were priced at $ 33.16. LCD computer monitors were offered for $ 9.

Ravi Jariwala, a spokesman for Walmart.com, said in the late afternoon that the problem had been fixed and that the mistakenly priced orders would not be honored.

“Given the wide discrepancy in pricing, we are notifying customers who ordered these items that their orders have been canceled and that they’ll be refunded in full,” Jariwala said in an e-mail. Walmart.com will also offer those shoppers a $ 10 gift card.

The company did not say how many orders were placed at the low prices. Most of the affected products were electronics, said Jariwala, adding that the website was not available at times on Wednesday while repairs were made.

The glitch comes at the start of what analysts say will be a particularly competitive holiday season.

Wal-Mart Stores Inc kicked off its online holiday-season deals on November 1, a month earlier than usual. The earlier deals and bigger incentives come after data firm ShopperTrak forecast the slowest holiday sales growth since 2009.

“This is particularly disappointing since Wal-Mart has been investing aggressively in e-commerce in the last two years,” said Brian Sozzi, CEO & Chief Equities Strategist at Belus Capital Advisors.

(Reporting by Jilian Mincer. Additional reporting by Phil Wahba; Editing by John Wallace and Ken Wills)


Reuters: Oddly Enough

Wal-Mart website glitch gives shoppers super bargains

A new Wal-Mart store shows off the company's new logo in Loveland, Colorado July 21, 2009. REUTERS/Rick Wilking

A new Wal-Mart store shows off the company’s new logo in Loveland, Colorado July 21, 2009.

Credit: Reuters/Rick Wilking

Wed Nov 6, 2013 3:29pm EST

(Reuters) – Shoppers looking for a bargain got some big ones at Walmart.com Wednesday morning.

A technical glitch on the Wal-Mart Stores Inc U.S. website offered some items at a fraction of their actual retail price.

Treadmills, which normally cost hundreds of dollars, were priced at $ 33.16. LCD computer monitors were offered for $ 9.

“We have millions of items on our site. This error affected a group of products,” said Ravi Jariwala, a spokesman for Walmart.com. He said the problem was being fixed.

The company did not say how many orders were placed at the low prices or whether it would honor those orders.

Most of the affected products were electronics, said Jariwala, adding that the website was not available at times on Wednesday while repairs were made.

Wal-Mart Stores Inc kicked off its online holiday-season deals on November 1, a month earlier than usual. The earlier deals and bigger incentives come after data firm ShopperTrak forecast the slowest holiday sales growth since 2009.

(Reporting by Jilian Mincer; Editing by John Wallace)


Reuters: Oddly Enough

Weekend Deals: Portal 2 and Magicka Bargains

Magicka Vietnam



Although it might come early on Steam, now seems like the time to buy one of the console versions of Portal 2 on Amazon. You can pick up either one for $ 55 with a $ 20 Amazon credit (good for anything on the site) and the PS3 version comes with a free copy of the game on Steam. The wait might be unbearable if the game hits on Steam this weekend, but that’s a hard deal to top.

All of the Potato Sack bundle games are still on sale on Steam; these are some fine indie games worth your attention. Magicka is a steal at $ 5 on GamersGate — and even better than that is the Complete Pack with the new Vietnam bundle for just $ 8.

Read on for a look at this week’s deals.

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