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Clear the rack!

It’s one of my favorite sales of the year—Nordstrom Rack has taken an additional 25% off already-deeply-discounted clearance items.

Shipping is a flat $7.95 on orders of less than $100, and free after that.

If you have Nordstrom taste but a TJ Maxx budget, this is the sale where the heavens open and the angels sing. I have gotten some of my favorite things off the clearance rack here, for prices I can stomach. Go forth and score.

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For the kids who just keep growing

It’s been a while since I posted a deal at Children’s Place, but today’s a good day to hop over there if you have a need—they’re offering free shipping and an extra 40% off everything with coupon code ONLINE40! This offer is good through the end of the day tomorrow (October 1st).

Enjoy your shopping there while it lasts. Now that my teens are full-adult-sized humans everything costs a lot more and I’m a little bitter.

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Tuesday? Kohlsday!

If you’ve been waiting for the planets to align with all of the possible discounts at Kohls, wait no longer—today everything is coming up savings.

First of all, they’ve got a big sale running (surprise!) (not really). Second, everyone earns $10 of Kohls Cash for every $50 spent. Third, everyone gets free shipping on $75+ or free shipping to your local store. Fourth, everyone can take 15% off any order with coupon code HAYRIDE. And fifth (fifth? yes?), Kohls card holders can get free shipping on any order with coupon code MVC4FREE and an additional 30% off with code TREAT30.

I know they do this pretty regularly, but if you—like me—sometimes forget to check until you need something, well, there you go. Now’s a good time to shop.

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Nothing beats clean baby smell

I’m the weirdo who will swoop down on you when your infant is crying and offer to take that baby off your hands. While I do possess a modest expertise in soothing cranky babies, my motivation is purely selfish—I love the smell of babies. You think I’m soothing your kid when really I’m busy smelling her head. What? That’s totally normal.

Anyway, one of my favorite products when my kiddos were tiny was this Burt’s Bees Baby Bee Shampoo & Wash, and so let me just suggest that if you 1) have babies or 2) have baby showers to attend you go snap up that 3-pack from Amazon right now because it’s both priced much more cheaply than usual and there’s a clippable 30% off coupon and you can order via Subscribe & Save for even greater savings.

For me it came out to just over $10 shipped for three bottles, which is about the retail price of a single bottle. It smells great, it’s gentle and natural and free of yucky stuff, and, um, come closer so I can hold your baby, okay?

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Just in case you missed out last year…

… and bearing in mind that this is technically only a deal because it’s hard to find…

… Amazon has last year’s LEGO Creator Expert Santa’s Workshop available right now at what is basically the normal retail price ($70). Big whoop, right? Except that last year it sold out pretty much immediately and was going for $100+ on eBay ’round Christmastime, and then LEGO stopped production, and this is the first I’ve seen of it since last year. Chances are excellent the resellers will get a whiff of its availability and snap it up again, so I mention it because surely someone out there was dying to get it but missed it.

Also, I personally feel you cannot put a price on elf minifigs. I mean, come on. Look at those. We’re finally past LEGO age here and I kind of want to buy this set for myself.

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Heads up, Coraline fans

‘Tis the season to keep an eye out for stocking stuffers, and you could do a lot worse than this Coraline 2-disc Collector’s Edition Blu-ray for an all-time-low price of $6.92 at Amazon. (Alternatively, grab the DVD for just $4.99.)

It’s a favorite movie at a no-brainer price, and it would probably take up a good chunk of stocking real estate. I’m always thinking about that stuff. (Also: Socks are good in stockings. They take up a lot of room and make children roll their eyes. Double score!)

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Have you tried it yet?

If you haven’t tried Schoola yet, what are you waiting for? Sign up through my link and you’ll get $15 credit, plus every order ships for free right now with coupon code SHIPIT.

We’ve ordered from them a ton and had only one problem (and they refunded me immediately when I contacted them). If you’ve not checked ’em out yet, now’s your chance. Great gently-used clothes for you and the kids, at great prices. I know I keep posting about them, but only because I’m such a fan, myself!

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It’s beginning to look a lot like… stocking stuffers

Listen, I have teens, so there’s plenty of stuff they love over at Tilly’s, anyway, though I do have to wade through the questionable miniskirts and such to find the items I’m willing to buy. But on a day like today, when Sale items are an extra 50% off automatically in-cart, and you can use coupon code FS2015 for free shipping on any order, I’m on the hunt for stocking stuffers.

Don’t have teens yet? There’s plenty of hats and jewelry and headbands and other items even the younger kids will love, though of course you’ll need to pick through a bit to find ’em.

Merry (not quite yet) Christmas!

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Shoes for all and all for shoes

Still scrambling for back-to-school shoes? Or thinking ahead to needing boots for the cold weather and/or dressy shoes for special events? Payless has you covered, of course, and they remain my favorite place to buy shoes for fast-growing feet (because the prices mean I don’t have to cry when shoes are outgrown after just a few wearings).

Right now they’re doing a Buy One, Get One 1/2 off, plus you can use coupon code 251463328 for an additional 25% off. Any order can be shipped to your local store for free, and orders of $25+ can be shipped to your home for free. They offer free returns, too! Basically there’s no downside here.

Go ahead and buy the next size up for the kids. Trust me on this one.

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Happy Labor Day savings from everyone

Is there a store not having a sale this weekend? I can’t find it, if so. Crazy good deals abound, so buckle in if you’re up for some shopping.

At Lord & Taylor, every order ships for free, and coupon code LABORDAY takes 25% off clearance and 20% off everything else. (I tend to think of them as being “too rich for my blood,” but there are some screaming clearance deals right now.)

At JC Penney, code PICNIC4U is taking $10 off your $25+ purchase, plus there are alternate codes on the site for percentages off if you’re spending more. Orders of $99+ ship to your home for free; orders of $25+ ship to your local store for free.

At Macy’s, orders of $75+ ship for free, and choose from code DEALS25 for $10 off $25+ order code DEALS for an up-to-20% off.

And Bon-Ton is joining the fray with free shipping on $25+ with code FREESHIP25, plus code SPTLBRDAY15 is taking up to 25% additional off all sale merchandise.

It’s a good day score some deals, is my point. I’m still combing through the Lord & Taylor sale, myself….

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