Today’s the day to shop Amazon

If you’re like me, you keep a running roster of items in your “Save For Later” Amazon cart. I do this for Add-Ons, for items whose prices I want to track, or just bigger purchases where I’m not quite ready to pull the trigger. If you have a cart of items waiting—or if you’ve just got some shopping to do—today (Wednesday, February 22nd) is the day to save a little more. According to their site:

Customers just voted Amazon #1 in corporate reputation. To say thank you, we’re taking $8.62 off your purchase of $50 or more, today only. Enter code BIGTHANKS at checkout.

(Of particular note to me, a former New Yorker, is that Amazon’s 86.27 ranking in the Harris Poll is higher than Wegmans’ rating. Wegmans is where everything wonderful happens, so good on Amazon.)

The fine print: It has to be a total of $50+ on items sold directly from Amazon, and you can’t use it on digital content, video games, or gift cards. Honestly, I can spend $50 at Amazon on just a few basics—dog food, toothpaste, and a few snacks—but that may just be me. Regardless, the code is good today only, so get on it.

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It’s President’s Day at Macy’s

I guess Macy’s is closing a bunch of stores around the country, but you wouldn’t necessarily know that from looking at their online site. Deals abound, and today they’ve got coupons, too.

Here’s the breakdown:
* Everyone gets free shipping on $49+, or you can add any Beauty item to your basket for free shipping on any size order, or you can look at free pickup at your local store (if you still have one).
* Apply coupon code PRES25 for $10 off your $25+ order (some exclusions apply).
* Apply coupon code PRES for 10% or 15% off your entire order (department dependent; some exclusions apply).

Coupon codes cannot be stacked, so use the first one for smaller orders or the second one for larger orders. And don’t miss the offers on the splash page, too—tons of clearance (which is an extra 25% off) and other markdowns worth checking out. (I’m sure it comes as a huge surprise that I’m scrolling through the shoe clearance right now….)

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Get ready to color

With coloring books for grownups all the rage, now, I never skip an opportunity to grab a few on sale when I see them. It’s become one of my favorite gifts to give to young adults for nearly any occasion, but especially as part of a college care package.

Coloring books are relatively easy to find on sale. Good coloring implements, less so. So grab a few of these, today: Amazon has this 48-count Siensync colored pencil set available for $6.99 right now—already its lowest price—plus you can apply coupon code 9ZLIN29N for another 20% off, bringing it down to just $5.59. Perfect to go with a book or two for your next gift-giving opportunity.

Reviews are excellent; also poke around in there to make yourself feel smug when you see how many people paid in the $20-$30 range for this set, when you’re about to get ’em for $5.

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Time to clean up at Kohls

How much do I love a big sale and coupons at Kohls? So much. It might be my favorite thing.

Today they’ve got discounts galore, plus Kohls card holders can use coupon code LOVE30 for an additional 30% off and code FEB4FREE for free shipping on any size order. Anyone can use coupon code BABYSALE20 for an additional 20% off baby items (it stacks with a general percentage off coupon, too), or code SAVE15 for 15% off everything, and you’ll get free shipping on $75+. Everyone earns $10 Kohls Cash for every $50 spent right now, too, so you’ll be ready to shop the next sale.

One of their Doorbusters today is the Shark Navigator Swivel for $129 before coupons, which is already a nutty good deal. (For reference: Amazon has it for $220, with a 4.5 star average rating.) That vacuum for under $90 is a steal.

Go forth and save!

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Planning ahead, even for baking

Every now and then, Amazon lists something as being available in a month or two, but it still lets you order it. I don’t know why they do this. I find it very odd. But hey, who am I to question a good deal?

This is preface to sharing that I just ordered this 12-pack of cherry-flavored Craisins for $9.69 even though it’s not going to ship until March or April. That’s 4.5 pounds of my favorite Craisins for baking for under $10! Here’s the thing: these are perfect for Christmas baking. And those pouches can go straight into my freezer whenever they get here, and I can pull ’em out in December.

I put them in scones, I put them in cookies, I put them directly in my mouth while I’m baking because hey, it’s fruit and fruit is good for you. (Ignore the sugar. It’s fruit!) The only thing I like better than the fact that these are so cheap is that they’re also listed as “gift-wrap available.” Just in case you love someone enough to send them six pounds of dried cranberries, gift-wrapped, so as not to spoil the surprise.

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Pop up for savings

Today is the perfect day to pick up anything and everything over at Macy’s, because they’re having a Valentine’s Day Pop-Up Sale. What’s it mean? Well, discounts all over the place, an extra 25% off clearance, free shipping on $49+, and—my personal favorite—it’s also Lancome Beauty Bonus time, where $35 spent gets you a 7-piece gift.

Keep in mind, too, that any order ships for free if it includes a beauty item. I’m not suggesting you try to game that to your advantage, I’m just saying that they have lip pencils for $4.50 and that’s less than shipping. Ahem.

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Bottle warming in a flash

I don’t know if this existed when my kids were babies and I just didn’t know about it or if it’s new, but if I’d needed a bottle warmer, I would’ve been delighted to discover this First Years Quick Serve Warmer available at Amazon for just $7.89. That’s about half off the regular price, and you can use it for baby food, too.

Honestly, if I’d had this when my kids were infants, I probably would’ve wrecked it at some point by trying to put my coffee in it. But I assume today’s young mothers are quite a bit smarter than I am.

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In a time of madness and uncertainty…

… sometimes you need a little mindless entertainment.

Right now we’re alternating working our way through Gotham and The Office on Netflix, which probably sounds like an odd combo. It just depends on whether we want dark or comedy.

Next up? Well, I could use a little Knope in my life, and right now Amazon has the Complete Box Set of Parks and Recreation on DVD available for just $26.99 shipped. That’s 64% off, its lowest price ever, and a small price to pay for a reprieve from real life. (It’s nearly 50 hours of programming!)

I mean, it’s this or constantly wondering when a real-life Batman is going to swoop in and save us, soooo….

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Time for the February Beauty Box!

Grab it while it lasts—Target’s February Beauty Box is available now for $10.

That’s $38 worth of products, shipped for free. Definitely a great value regardless, but this one contains both a peel-off masque and a clay masque, and I don’t know about you, but I love putting ridiculous things on my face almost as much as I like saving money.

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‘Tis the season to stock up on kids’ clothes

It may still be gray and dreary outside, but that’s fine—spring and summer will come before you know it, and there’s plenty of last year’s warm-weather clothes in the current clearance over at Children’s Place. (There’s also tons of cold-weather clearance, which you can either buy for now because your kids pulled that tricky winter break growth spurt move, or just stock up for next year.)

Most clearance is at 75% off, and everything else is at 50% off, and today there’s free shipping, too.

I know I whine about this every time I post a Children’s Place deal, but it is a lot less fun to have children in adult sizes. I miss the days of assembling entire wardrobes for them at one of these sales for, like, $50. Enjoy it while you can!

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