Sainsbury’s toy sale which gets you up to half price on thousands of toys runs in October each year and will see you get bargains and deals on favourite toy brands like Disney, LEGO, LOL Surprise and Barbie.
Sainsbury’s (up to) half price toy sale has not officially been confirmed to start as yet.
It usually runs in the middle of October, but is running later this year from Wednesday 3 November – Wednesday 10 November 2021.
Scroll down to see some of the offers and big discounts you’re likely to get.
When the date is fully confirmed, we will update here as necessary.
This is a huge event of the year, and parents get some bargains on brands like Marvel, Barbie and more.
Sainsbury’s half price toy sale
We all know Christmas is coming, and having a toy sale now can sure help spread the cost.
I mean why wait until the beginning of December when everything is full price, and you won’t get so much of a deal.
The toy sale is to go live in stores on Wednesday 10th November 2021 and run through until Tuesday 16th November 2021.
It runs at about the same time each year, but was delayed due to shipping issues.
(Rumour has it, the TU 25 off clothing sale starts online and in the supermarket from October (and includes Halloween costumes)).
What deals are there?
On a leaked list from previous years, the discounts range from 25% off up to 50% off.
Most offers are 33% off.
There are all sorts of brands in the sale with prices cut on loads of toys including Disney, LEGO, Chad Valley, Peppa Pig, LOL Surprise and Barbie.
When checking out the sale in store, we found most of the deals were at the ends of the aisles, rather than in the usual toy section.
This meant looking the whole length of the shop to find different bargains.
Here are some of the Sainsbury’s deals:
- LEGO Harry Potter Hagrid’s Hut, Super Heroes Spider-Man Bike Rescue, City Monster Truck – 33% saving
- PAW Patrol Construction Animal Pack – 33% saving
- PAW Patrol Ultimate Rescue Mini Vehicles – 33% saving
- Hot Wheels Monster Trucks – 33% saving
- Hot Wheels City Themed Assortment -50% saving
- Play Doh Delightful Donut Set – 33% saving
- Vtech Push and Explore Elephant – 33% saving
- Disney Princess Dolls – 50% saving
- WWE Superstar Ring – 33% saving
Everything sells FAST (it would this time of year), so be prepared to head to your closest Sainsbury’s store within the first two days, or you’ll likely miss out if you’ve got something in particular on your list.
When visiting the store, shelves were emptying quickly.
But, staff were around refilling empty spaces back up quickly.
People had shopping trolleys stacked up with toys!
It may be worth calling ahead first if you’re making a special trip as not all stores stock toys.
Is the Sainsburys toy sale in store or online?
The Sainsburys deals usually run in the supermarket itself where shoppers add stuff to their trolley.
However, there are some limited deals to be had online too.
The majority of discounted toys will be sold from the shelves, with a small selection of toys online.
You need to make sure to get a delivery slot within the right sale date to get the deals prices.
To make sure you get the best deals and overall bargain to save money when shopping, here are a few tips:
Make a list
Ask your kids to draw up their Christmas wish list for Father Christmas sooner, rather than later, so you won’t get hit with a nasty surprise days before the 25th.
Plus, it allows you to talk them out of weird decisions!
My kid asked for a husband a few years back!
Just imagine one of them under the tree on Christmas morning!
Also, do a quick price check while you’re browsing in stores. Just because there is a discount event, it doesn’t mean it’s the cheapest price.
You may be able to get the same stuff for a cheaper bargain with other retailers. Have your phone handy and search for prices online while browsing in your local shop.
For anyone who has tried the Next sale, it’s best to arrive early at the Sainsbury’s toy sale to find the deals.
The bargains sell quickly, particularly as it’s getting so close to Christmas.
Browse online first
Although not everything sold online will be in the event, it can be worth having a search on their website first.
This will allow you to get an idea of the kind of toys they sell, so you know if it’s worth your time heading to find the huge slashed prices on the day.
Check with your local supermarket
Not all supermarkets run the big toy sale (and some are better than others with their selection of stock).
It may be a good idea to give the store a call before heading in to make sure you don’t waste a journey.
Do a bit of research
You might think you’re getting a bargain, but do a little research before you shop to make sure you’re getting the best overall price.
It could be you find a similar or better deal in the Tesco toy sale where you collect Clubcard points instead.
Sainsbury’s Double Up
….Sorry you won’t be able to double up your points and use them in the Sainsbury’s toy sale.
The Nectar Double Up scheme usually runs at the end of October, but has now been cancelled.
Previous Sainsbury’s toy sale dates
We track previous Sainsbury’s half price toy sale date so we can work out when the best deals will be available.
The half price sale last ran:
- Wednesday 14th October 2020 until Tuesday 20 October 2020
- Wednesday 16 October 2019 until 22 October 2019
- 17 Oct 2018 until 23rd Oct 2018
Sainsbury’s relaunched the Nectar app with all-new offerings.
You’re can collect points as usual, but now you can check weekly for personalised bonus point offers.
Check before you head to the toy sale so you can get any extra loyalty points while you’re there.
There are not usually deals to get anything cheaper in the Sainsbury’s half price toy sale, but if you are getting groceries at the same time it’s well worth a look.
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