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Time to make the kids adorable

Really the only reason I can think of to have a lot of kids is so that you can dress them alike for holidays, right? I mean, I’m not an expert or anything, but I’m pretty sure that’s true.

If your kids are still wearing actual kid sizes (as opposed to having a kid who now regularly raids your closet, not naming any names…), today’s a good day to go stock up at Children’s Place on everything, because they’ve got matching Easter clothes, sure, but also everything else they might need, and today:
1) The whole store is at least 60% off,
2) except for shoes, which are 50% off,
3) and you earn $10 Place Cash for every $10 spent,
4) plus every order ships for free!

I see they’ve even expanded their sizing some since my kids outgrew them—there’s an entire “tween” section now. I’m only a little bitter.

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Here, I make an exception for shipping

You know how I like to say that paying for shipping is for suckers. Most of the time, I think that’s true. Many (most?) online retailers offer free shipping one way or another, with some regularity. One of the very few exceptions I make to this rule is when Dillard’s takes an additional 40% off their clearance like they’re doing right now. Dillard’s charges a flat $10(ish; I think it’s $9.95) for shipping no matter what, always. And that’s a bummer. But. When they start taking these additional discounts on clearance items, I nearly always go ahead and shop them anyway. It’s a great time to pick up an otherwise expensive bed linen set, or a kitchen electric, or even a fancy dress (prom season will be here before you know it). And yes, I’d rather not pay for shipping, but these savings usually make it worth it.

And while I’m browsing (did I mention that my oldest has come out of her shell in college and I had no idea there were so many formals and semi-formals because she never went to any of them in high school…?), let me just say that the trend toward fancy-schmancy gowns having pockets is delighting me to no end.

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Savings for the cool kids

It’s another big sale at Tillys, and because I once gave birth to two adorable small babies who are now both taller than I am and supposed adults with style, this pleases me. Tillys specializes in clothing, shoes, and accessories for the trendy, and is one of my favorite places to pick up expensive sneakers on the cheap.

So right now they have their sale items marked down again with as much as an additional 70% off, and you automatically get free shipping on your $49+ order. But! Coupon code H2W64ZMHNFRP will get you free shipping on any size order, plus if you find yourself grabbing stuff at regular price (hey, that’s not my style, but you do you), the code will also take an extra 20% off your highest-price non-sale item.

Anyway, whether you’re looking for a unicorn headband and some bath bombs or a cool pair of Vans, chances are today’s the right day to score a deal.

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Happy Presidents’ Day!

Listen, you know the drill: It’s a shopping holiday, and that means that Kohls has doorbusters and deals and coupons.

Have a Kohls charge card? You can use coupon code PINK30 for 30% off, plus code FEBMVCFREE for free shipping on any size order. Everyone gets free shipping on $75+, and everyone can use coupon code COLD for 15% off any order or 20% off $100+. There are departmental coupons that stack, too: HOME10 takes $10 off your qualifying $50+ home purchase, BABYSALE20 takes 20% off your qualifying baby/maternity purchase, and LUGGAGE50 takes $50 off your qualifying $200+ purchase of luggage (pssst, got a kid graduating this spring—this is the way to get that prep done).

Happy hunting!

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Cute cotton jammies for the kids

True story: When my kids were little I spent countless hours stalking those striped Hanna Andersson jammies at my local thrift stores. They were so cute! So comfy! And so ridiculously expensive. (Swedish cotton comes from unicorns, I guess.) I did score a few pairs along the way, but I spent entirely too much time on that particular endeavor. Ah, to be young and dumb again!

But you don’t have to! Because now lots of other companies make similar all-cotton jammies, and for way less money. Why, I’d happily buy any of these striped options or these adorable girly patterns for one or both of my kids if they still fit (um, my kids are adults and these only go up to size 12 or so…), even at full price. But pick any of ’em right now and apply coupon code A45T62OB to take half off, making the most expensive ones just $8.50/set, and many just $7/set.

The reviews are great and the prices can’t be beat. You kids today have it too easy, y’know. Hmph. Get off my lawn.

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Epic (if slightly confused) clearance

Listen, I don’t know what’s going on over at Old Navy, exactly, and apparently neither do they. I mean, the site clearly states that you’ll get an automatic additional 40% off Clearance items in your cart, and yet those same items are marked “25% off taken at checkout” like maybe 25 is more than 40.

Well, they may be a little confused (or possibly bad at math?), but regardless: All Clearance is, indeed, another 40% off at checkout, and there’s a huge assortment of markdowns from which to choose. If Clearance doesn’t do it for you (seems impossible, but okay), everything else on the site is at least 25% off, too.

They’ve also got a coupon on the site you can print out and take to the store, but that requires putting on pants, soooo….

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A tabletop gamer’s game deal

Love strategy games for the family? Been looking for something in the flavor of Mice & Mystics for your next gaming adventure, but at a great price?

Today Amazon has Stuffed Fables available for just $36.62 shipped. (For reference: Its MSRP is $70, and its historical average price is around $55.) This particular game has been out for about a year to critical acclaim, and although it’s hardly cheap, this is a great price and the lowest it’s ever gone.

Plus the little figurines included are amazing. Just sayin’.

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Good news! We’re back just in time!

I have excellent news: After several weeks of (both metaphorically and literally) pulling my hair out, the emborkening of Want Not has been… uhhh… unborked. Three straight days of editing links by hand has led us to right now, where most everything is working again. (Not absolutely everything, but most things.) Hooray! Also, I am out of caffeine. Because I drank it all.

Anyway, now that things are functional again, I consider it a cosmic sign that today is the start of another round of coupons/deals at Kohls, because sure, they do this all the time, but still. (Let me have this moment, okay?)

Ready to save? Here you go:
Kohls charge card holders can use coupon code MITTENS30 for an extra 30% off, and code FREEMVCJAN for free shipping on any size order. Everyone gets free shipping on $75+, plus code SAVEBIG will take 20% off your $100+ order or 15% off, otherwise. Coupon code BABY10 will take $10 off eligible $30+ orders of baby/maternity items, and it stacks with percent off coupons.

As always, don’t forget to check out the clearance for your best deals. And if it’s holiday deals you’re after, don’t be alarmed by how little you see there—sometimes they forget to tag items as being on clearance. Here’s a handy link to Christmas clearance items for your browsing pleasure.

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It’s a Gold Box toy extravaganza!

Still putting together the last of the Christmas lists, or wanting to get the best bang for your buck for toy donations? Don’t miss today’s Amazon Gold Box offerings, where the very first Daily Deal is up to 40% off select popular toys and games. There are too many deals to mention, but whether you need a game, an action figure, an assortment of Nerf weapons, whatever, it’s probably on sale today. (Do note that many of the extremely cheap items are Add-Ons, but pick up some extras for donations at these prices.)

Happy hunting!

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National Free Shipping Day? Okay!

Honestly, it’s not like I normally have a problem getting to the minimum shipping threshold at the Gap family of stores—between the shared cart between Gap, Old Navy, and Banana Republic and the sorts of clothes I’m most often buying for my family it’s not a problem—but I’m sure not going to turn down my chance to pick up a few last-minute items on sale and with free shipping. So hop to it, today (Friday, December 14th) only!

Use coupon code SHIPDAY across all their sites to ship any size order for free. Old Navy has $8 holiday sweatshirts, tons of markdowns, and coupon code MORE will take 20% off any order of 30% off $75+. Banana Republic is taking an automatic 40% off everything and an additional 10% off sweaters. And Gap has up to 50% off everything, automatically, a slew of “mystery deals,” plus coupon code GIFTS takes another 20% off.

Honestly, what are you waiting for?

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