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It’s Kohls time (with so many Star Wars deals)

Whether you’re a fan of Star Wars or not, it’s hard to pass by a big sale at Kohls, especially when you can earn Kohls Cash ($10 for every $50 you spend) and there’s coupons galore (Kohls card holders can use code RAIN30 for an extra 30% off and code KCAPRIL for free shipping on any size order; anyone can use code ALLDAISIES for 15% off and get free shipping on $75+ automatically), but man there are a lot of Star Wars deals right now, too. Just a bonus if your geek tendencies tend to lean that way.

I mean: hello, R2D2 winter boots for the kids. How cute are those?? And although the original price was $55, after sale and coupon you could snag ’em for around $12.

Those aren’t your thing? That’s fine—everything else is on sale, too. (I have neither a small child nor a need for boots, but that didn’t stop me from making a very high-pitched noise when I saw those, anyway.)

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Friends & Family savings at Macy’s

If you’ve been waiting on a sale at Macy’s, today’s the day—just about everything is already on sale, plus you’ll save an extra 25% (10% on things like furniture) and get free shipping on $25+ when you apply coupon code FRIEND.

I use sales like this to stock up on things like bras (many are on sale, others are Buy 1, Get 1 Half Price; then you can use the coupon on top of that), but I’m not kidding that everything is on sale, so you do you.

Just one more tip: If you’re into Fiesta ware, the savings here are crazy. Buy 1, Get 1 Free before coupon on place settings kind of crazy. Just sayin’.

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Another chance to score at Schoola

Once more, with feeling? In honor of Earth Day (hey, why not?), Schoola is doing another buy more, save more sale.

If you’ve never signed up, you get money in your account right off the bat just for creating an account. Shipping is free on $25+ (for a limited time). And right now, spend $30+ and get 30% off with code SAVE30, or spend $50+ and get 50% off with code SAVE50, or spend $60+ and get 60% off with code SAVE60. It’s a great way to score gently-used clothing for the whole family at a crazy discount off retail.

Did I place an order, myself? Um, is the sky blue? I had $20 in credit in my account, so I carefully stocked my cart with $60 worth of goodies (total: $60.30, because I’m a ninja), used the 60% off coupon, applied my $20 credit, and then paid… $4.12 out of pocket for six pieces of designer clothing. I’ve still got it.

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Hey hey, it’s Schoola day!

Tax day? Whatever—today is actually bonus day at Schoola, where your purchase of 4+ items today only (Friday, April 15th, 2016) will get you a $15 credit towards a future purchase, too.

(And if you’ve never shopped them before, signing up through my link gets us both a $10 shopping bonus, too.)


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The Want Not Review: Parent Hacks

Are you a parent? Do you follow Parent Hacks? Pretty much everything Asha Dornfest does is brilliant, and I am forever wishing her site had been around when my kids were tiny, because every tip she offers is both simple and genius. I mean… turn the bread the other way ’round to disguise the fact that you’re making a sandwich with the loaf heels and not have your kid complain? Okay, fine, maybe that’ll work on my teenagers, too.

parent-hacksNow Asha’s taken the best tips from the last 10+ years and put them into a best-selling book, perfect for your own use or as the newest parenting bible to give to new parents. She covers everything from MacGyver-esque baby-proofing to how to get the gunk out of the corners of the cupholders in your van. And yes, you will be shaking your head and saying Why didn’t I think of that?? as you read. At the same time, the quick-tip format and fun illustrations make this perfect for a busy parent to read on the go or in-between toddler tantrums.

When I was pregnant (you know, back in the Stone Age), we had What to Expect When You’re Expecting (which pretty much convinced me—mid hormonal-craziness—that eating anything other than organic whole grains and vegetables was tantamount to poisoning my baby outright) and The Girlfriend’s Guide to Surviving the First Year of Motherhood (which was funny, but hard to read with an infant screaming at me 24/7). Parent Hacks is the book I wish I’d had, back then.

I have a copy of Parent Hacks to give away to a Want Not reader! Get it for yourself, get it for your favorite expectant or new parent, win this one and buy six copies for your friends, whatever. If you want to win it, first go review the contest rules and regulations, then come on back here and leave a comment on this post by 8:00 am Eastern (that’s 5:00 am Pacific) on Friday, April 15th, 2016. The winner will be selected via my WordPress random-winner-picker-plugin-thingie (technical term).

Ready? Go!

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If you loved The Little Rascals

… here’s your chance to relive the entire series for a ridiculously cheap price.

Amazon has The Little Rascals: The Complete Collection 8-DVD set listed at $51.71 right now, but if you scroll down and look at the “Other Sellers on Amazon” column on the right, you’ll see an offer to order directly from Amazon for just $9.30 with free Prime shipping.

Why? I have no idea. Also, it’s listed as “temporarily out of stock” for that option, but you can order and they’ll ship when they get ’em.

I used to love that show when I was a kid. In related news, when I was a kid, dinosaurs still roamed the earth.

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It’s Black Friday again (no, really)

I know, it’s Thursday. Also: Not November. But! Right now Bon-Ton is doing a Black Friday reprise, with deals all through the weekend, as well as Flash Sale markdowns happening today only.

Make it even better: Use coupon code BDAYAPR for free shipping on your $25+ order, and/or codes YELLOWAP316 for an extra 20% off Yellow Dot items and SAVE25APR16 for an extra 25% off select Regular and Sale items. (Be aware that the Flash Sale items are ineligible for further markdowns, but they’re crazy low, anyway.)

I’m pretty sure my spoiled rotten dog lumps need new beds at 60% off, right? Of course they do.

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Time to do your stock-up shopping

Whether you’re already thinking about clothes for next fall or you’ve just discovered that the kids (or maybe you; I don’t judge) don’t have anything that fits as you head into summer, the Gap family of stores is there for you… and today (Monday, April 4th), they’ve also got a somewhat-secret 40% off coupon code.

Shop at Gap, Banana Republic, or my personal favorite for “oh no the kids are growing and want trendy clothes but I still have to pay the mortgage,” Old Navy, today, and you can use coupon code SPRINGFUN for 40% off all three. Get to $50+ across that shared shopping basket and your shipping will be free, too.

Some restrictions do apply (off the top of my head: their coupons often don’t work on denim), but I tested it on some clearance items and it worked. So. Go see how much you can save!

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My favorite—clearanced clearance!

The only thing I like better than clearance stuff is when you can get clearance on the clearance.

Right now at Stage Stores, they’re offering free shipping on every purchase, automatically, plus their clearance prices are the lowest of the season, plus you can apply coupon code RED to take an additional 50% off items already on clearance.

Definitely worth taking a look, is all I’m saying. They’re practically paying you to shop.

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It’s great… I guess…

Um, you know I love a deal like nothing else, but I’m starting to worry that maybe Children’s Place is on the brink of going out of business. I’m just saying—they’ve been doing 50% off and free shipping so often, I have concerns.

But hey, you may as well take advantage while you can. Use coupon code SPRINGTIME50 for your 50% off, and free shipping is automatic. If you still have kids small enough to wear their clothes, it really doesn’t get any cheaper than this. Also I always loved that they had slims in everything (often hard to find), and husky sizes, too.

My kids lived in these clothes for years. It’s still weird to me how small everything there looks, now. (Then again, it’s weird to me when my son rests his chin on top of my head, but that’s another conversation entirely….)

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