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Glory to the gamers

2017-gamer-guinnessAwww, I find myself a little sad that my son is too old for this, now—he used to love getting all the different Guinness books for the holidays, and this one, especially. Amazon has the 2017 Gamer’s Edition of the Guinness World Records book available for just $7, right now (half price, and its lowest price ever). This is a great gift for any elementary-to-middle-school-aged gamer, and you may find the high schoolers peeking at it, as well.

This was also always one of my favorite gift ideas for reluctant readers, as the contents are interesting but smallish chunks, so as not to be overwhelming.

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Make it Macy’s (for the savings, but also to win)

Ho ho ho… it’s time for another round of Friends & Family savings at Macy’s—just use coupon code FRIEND to save up to an additional 30% off your purchase.

Even better, thanks to our friends at Savings.com, you can also go go enter to win a $100 gift card to make your shopping more merry! (15 winners will be selected and announced next week.)

macys-fiesta-bowlsMe, I’ve been trying to figure out forever how I can justify switching our dishes over to Fiestaware. (It’s so expensive. But so pretty.) The answer is, I really can’t. It’s a luxury we absolutely do not need. But… um… I broke a bunch of bowls over the last few years (not on purpose; they’re slippery when I’m unloading the dishwasher) and I probably could justify buying a few of these replacement bowls, right? I mean, with the coupon they’re $6 apiece, which is still a lot for a bowl, I guess, but did I mention what pretty bowls they are? (Hey, the nice thing about Fiesta is that it’s been around for forever and it’s nearby indestructible. So maybe I buy a few bowls now, a few more at the next sale, and so on and so forth until I complete my collection when my grandchildren graduate from college or whatever.)

Shipping is free on your $100+ order, or you can order online and pick up at your local store (which will also get you a savings pass to use for your next shopping trip, too).

And if you win one of those gift cards you have to promise to buy me a bowl. (Not really.) (But I wouldn’t turn it down.)

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Half off at Lands’ End, today only

I think it’s possible that Lands’ End is offering several different discounts today, because the first time I visited the site it offered me 40% off, and later, it offered 45% off. Those are both good, but I’d rather take half off. I mean, as long as we’re saving.

Thanks to alert reader LeeAnn for letting me know that coupon code CYBER50 with PIN 4625 takes 50% off almost everything (some items are excluded from further discounts, and are marked as such). You’ll need to spend $50+ after the discount for free shipping, or pay with Visa Checkout for free 2-day shipping on any size order.

It probably sounds a little crazy, but this is the right time to score a crazy deal on swimsuits, if you’re so inclined.

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That’s a bullseye

Is just about everything on sale at Target today? Yep. Not only that, with a few exclusions, everything is an extra 15% off at checkout, too.

Whether you want pajamas (25% off before extra discount) (ahem, if the elves deliver new jammies for Christmas at your house, they still have plenty of themed ones—I love the elf suits, myself—in stock) or Tervis tumblers or anything else, they’ve got the deals. Free shipping and free returns, too.

This is perfect for “I need a few more things and also some Kleenex” or whatever. You do you. Personally, you couldn’t pay me to step foot in an actual Target store between now and New Year’s, so this is perfect for me.

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Ever heard of Cyber Sunday? Me neither.

We know tomorrow’s going to be full of all kinds of online deals, but apparently Black Friday and Cyber Monday weren’t quite enough for Old Navy and Gap. Nope! Today (Sunday) everything’s an extra 40% off at Old Navy, automatically, plus coupon code CYBERDEAL takes off another 10%; meanwhile, everything’s 50% off at Gap with coupon code CYBMON. Remember you’ll get free shipping on any order of $50+ across the Gap family of stores (and that’s your pre-coupon total).

Even better, you’ll earn Super Cash or Gap Cash, respectively, when you shop—and they award it based on the amount before coupons. So I just earned $20 to spend this coming week on an order that cost me about $30. That’s… a little bit nuts.

Go shop tonight, before things get crazy tomorrow.

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LEGO Minecraft, plus a couple of heads ups

The main reason for this post is to note that the LEGO Minecraft The End Portal set has dropped to $33.59 at Amazon (its lowest price so far). We have outgrown these sets ’round here, but if you haven’t, that’s a pretty good deal on a 559-piece set.

Two other things to keep an eye on at Amazon:

First: They’ve brought back the “Spend $100+ on toys, get this year’s plush Amazon Gund bear for free” promotion, and I always liked that because it was an easy way to pick up something nice for Toys For Tots. Just make sure to put the bear in your cart when you’re making your purchase.

Second: They’ve also brought back the “Spend $25+ on books and get $10 off” promo, which is arguably even better. (It’s worth less than the bear, true, but books!) Just use coupon code HOLIDAYBOOK, or review the full terms of the offer here.

Third: There is no third, because I said “a couple.” But I have now been up/at the computer for 12 hours and I’m not gonna lie, I’m getting a little punchy.

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Half off at Schoola all weekend

You already know that Schoola is the perfect place to save big on the brands you and your kids love, while making a little money for schools, right? (I don’t know about you, but I don’t mind “gently worn” at all, if it means I can save a little dough.)

Anyway, this weekend you can take 50% off all pre-loved items with coupon code BF50. Most of their offerings are already 50-70% off retail, and now you’ll save an additional 50% off the marked price. That’s a perfect way to find what they want at prices you can afford. And who am I kidding—I buy clothes for myself at Schoola almost as often as I buy stuff for the kids.

The code expires at 11:59 pm on Sunday, so you’ve got the weekend to check it out. But remember, when an item’s gone, it’s gone.

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Time for Ts

It wouldn’t be Black Friday without a big sale at Threadless on all manner of wacky t-shirts, and no worries, they delivered. There’s something for everyone on your list, with a huge assortment of $10 shirts, plus 30% off everything else.

Spend $50+ and your whole order ships for free with coupon code HOLIDAYSHIP16.

(Threadless shirts are my go-to gifts for teenagers, by the way. Everyone loves weird t-shirts.)

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Doorbusters galore at the department stores

Your best bets today for a wide array of one-day-only deals? That’s easy.

Target has 20 pages of doorbusters, heavy on the video games and consoles (many of which are on sale with a bonus store gift card, too) and other toys.

Kohls has all of the usual suspects up in the sale—small electrics, Fiestaware, clothing and more—and you can use coupon code NOVSAVE15 for an extra 15% off, and you’ll earn $15 Kohls Cash for every $50 you spend. There’s even some doorbusters with bonus Kohls Cash (check out that Shark vacuum on the splash page, for example).

Macy’s, much like Kohls, has pulled out all the stops with their doorbusters. This is the best sale of the year for kids’ outerwear, for example, but plenty of other stuff, too. Coupon code THANKS will take up to 20% extra off there on top of non-doorbuster sale prices.

I mean, you could be fighting the crowd at any of these stores, but isn’t it nicer to just sit on your couch in your pajamas and get the same deals…?

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Now that’s a teddy bear

Have you been wanting to get a larger-that-normal teddy bear for someone on your list this season, but haven’t quite made it all the way to the 93″ monstrosities they sell at Costco for $200?

I’ve got you covered: Right now Toys ‘R’ Us has this 42″ Animal Alley Teddy Bear for $39.99—which isn’t bad at all—plus free shipping. But apply coupon code BLACKFRIDAY and the price drops to just $19.99 for a 3-and-a-half-foot tall bear. I mean, I don’t know where you’re going to put it, but that’s going to be a pretty exciting gift for someone small, I’m guessing.

Don’t want the bear? That’s fine. You can shop some of their other Black Friday specials early, today, and if you spend $19+, shipping is free. I bet they have something else you want.

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