Last Updated on September 29, 2023 by Melissa S.
What is the Argos Toy Sale?
Every year, usually in mid September, Argos has a toy sale with savings of up to 50% on leading toy brands. Not everything is half price though, but savings can typically be a third on the usual retail price.
In 2023, up to 50% off was available on selected Chad Valley and Gabby’s Dollhouse toys (but still not all of them!)
This is a great opportunity for shoppers to get their Christmas shopping started even pre Black Friday with some amazing bargains, not to mention the opportunity to spread the cost of Christmas over several months.
In this post, we will look at the predicted date for the big half price toy sale at Argos in 2023, as well as tips and tricks to save even more.
When does the Argos toy sale start?
The Argos toy sale began on Wednesday 13th September 2023 with offers live until Tuesday 3rd October.
Previous Argos Toy Sale Dates
Wednesday 28th September
Friday 21st October
Wednesday 28th October
In 2020 and 2021, the Argos toy sale was delayed due to supply issues. IN 2022, it returned to its ususal September date, with 2023 seeing the Argos toy sale starting even earlier on Wednesday 13th September.
Which toys and brands are included in the Argos Toy Sale?
The exact toys and discounts in the Argos sale vary year to year, but in 2023 shoppers could get up to 50% off selected Gabby’s Dollhouse toys, as well as up to 50% off selected Chad Valley toys (This is an Argos / Sainsbury’s own brand).
Further savings of up to a third off were available on other brands including:
- Harry Potter
- Star wars
- Rainbow High
- Peppa Pig
- Fisher Price
Is the Argos toy sale in store or online?
You can access the Argos toy sale both in store and online. Sometimes you may find that items that have sold out online are still available for collection within a local store, so its good to check both options.
Top tip – As Sainsbury’s now owns Argos, you may find stock in a Sainsbury’s store if it is sold out at Argos. Although Sainsbury’s only stock a smaller range of Argos toys, it could be worth a try.
Can I return purchases made in the toy sale?
Yes, in line with the Argos regular returns policy, you will be able to return unused items in their original condition within 30 days of purchase. You will also need your receipt, which can be paper or a digital copy. See here for full details.
Tips to get the best deals in the Argos Toy Sale
List and track your toy purchases
Get organised before the sale even starts by making a list of what you’re looking out for. This could be just the general brands, such as Lego or Barbie. As mentioned above, the Argos website could be a good place to start to see what might be featured in the toy sale. Make sure you make a note of the full price and do a quick online comparison with other toy retailers.
This will help you save time and stay focused on finding what you need when the sale actually starts, as well as if the sale price is actually a bargain or not.
After your purchase, make sure you keep a record of what you have bought, who it is for and how much it cost so you can easily keep track. It can be so easy to end up overbuying for Christmas, especially if you are starting early, and end up negating any savings from the sales!
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Maximise the savings on future birthday presents
If you have a primary school age child, the likelihood is they get invited to a multitude of birthday parties throughout the year. Take advantage of the sale prices on the smaller items that could be used as birthday presents over the next few months.
Make sure you use your Nectar Card
Because Argos is now owned by Sainsbury’s, you will earn Nectar points on all Argos purchases.It probably goes without saying, but make sure you collect Nectar points on your toy sale purchases. All Argos toy sale products are eligible for Nectar points.
In addition to earning Nectar points, check if you can earn cashback on your Argos purchases. Cashback offers can change frequently, but currently Topcashback are offering up to 4.25% cashback at Argos.
New members can earn £10 cashback on a £10+ at Argos, so that’s basically your money back! Check out the offer below:
Latest TopCashBack New Member Offers:
You can also earn 2% cashback at Argos with Airtime Rewards. This is great becuase once you’ve registered your bank card, you just spend as normal and if you make a purchase at a qualifying shop, the cashback tracks automatically.
Zilch works slightly different from other cashback apps as it also includes an interest free buy now pay in 4 option, but if you pay in full you can earn 2% cashback on all Argos purchases.
Related post: Get £5 reward when you open a Zilch account
Do a price comparison
As mentioned above, try and have a look at a few toy retailers and note their prices before heading to the sale. It can be all too easy, especially when in the store, to get carried away with what looks like a great bargain, only to find that the “sale price” is the same as the RRP elsewhere.
While this won’t matter so much if you are picking up items you definitely want, if you are getting carried away picking up extras because they are “bargains” but with no real idea who they will be gifts for, you could end up wasting money.
If in doubt, you can always pick up the items and then do a quick price comparison check on your phone in store.
What other Toy offers does Argos have?
Throughout the year, Argos may have a number of smaller offers on toys, as well as year-round offers on selected Toys, including 2 for £15, 2 for £20, and 2 for £30.
In some cases, this can save you up to half price, such as this Crayola art set that is £20 or can be bought as part of the 2 for £30 offer.
This is a great opportunity to shop strategically to get the best value from these offers, you could use it as an opportunity to stock up on gifts for children’s parties.
Using the 2 for £20 offer, I was able to buy 2 £18 Lego sets for £10 each, representing a saving of £16!
Other Toy Sale Dates
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Melissa is a working parent who left behind a senior management salary for a better work/life balance. Following her own money saving and money making strategies she was able to clear debt and live a life she loves. Blogging, selling digital products on Etsy and selling preloved items on eBay are her favourite side hustles. Read her story here.