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Listen up (with over-ear headphones)

Earbuds are convenient—they’re small, and you can tuck a set in your purse or pocket—but personally I don’t want to stick something in my ears for longer than a few minutes. If I’m going to listen to music for a while or be on a long call, I’d much rather wear headphones. I find them more comfortable than jamming plastic directly into my ear canals, and I think they do a better job of blocking ambient noise, too.

That said, high-end headphones can be ridiculously pricey, and while I hesitate to spend that kind of money on myself, I for sure don’t want to spend that kind of money on my kids (who—even as college students—manage to break every pair of headphones or earbuds in about a year). Enter this deal on Artix foldable headphones with inline microphone that Amazon has right now: At about $16 and with an average 4.3-star review (at over 800 reviews), that’s not too bad. But apply coupon code LOGJ7IUZ to the blue, pink, or purple ones, and your total will be just $8.50, which is ridiculous. (The turquoise and orange ones are excluded.) Not only do they work with all your favorite devices, they can fold up for easy storage, and the cord is a tangle-and-breakage-resistant nylon to avoid the pesky “oh I dunno, these were stuffed in my backpack all year, I have no idea why the wire broke” blues.

Bear in mind that these will not be suitable for adults with large noggins, but it looks like for older kids or smallish adults they’re definitely a bargain.

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Extra savings on Target clearance

Is there anything better than Target clearance? Yes: Target clearance with an extra 20% off! Select clothing, shoes, and accessories are all eligible for an extra 20% off today when you apply coupon code SAVEBIG. (Note that eligible items are clearly marked.)

Shipping is free on $35+ or with your REDcard, or you can opt for store pickup if you’re buying less and don’t want to pay for shipping.

It looks like the offer is good all this week, but items are selling out fast.

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Crocs for all and all for Crocs

Listen, no one loves to poke fun at Crocs more than me, but the truth is that my kids loved them when they were little, and I have a pair I use to putter around the garden, and really, these days they make way more than the original “rubber clog.” (Note: Their shoes are not actually rubber.) They’ve got a million different styles, now, and everything from sandals to winter boots.

That said, if you head on over to the Crocs site right now, all sale items are an extra 30% off when you add them to your cart, and you get free shipping on $25+. That includes a bunch of Star Wars styles (those almost never go on sale). You can pick up shoes for the little ones and some cute flats for yourself. Or whatever. I don’t judge. I mean, I tease, but I don’t judge.

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Candy for Valentine’s Day, or just because you like candy

It’s true, I spent 18 years being the Mean Mom, the You Don’t Need More Candy Mom, and now that my kids are in college I regularly pick up obscene amounts of candy on sale to stock their dorms. Why? I tell myself it’s to make sure they have enough to share with their friends (and maybe enough to make new friends…), but there’s definitely some element of “You’re grown now and I get to be fun” in there, too.

Whether you have kids in the dorm or kids who need to make 32 valentines to pass out to classmates next month or you’re ready to stock up for next Halloween, or, heck, no kids at all and you just like candy, right now Amazon has this 31.9 ounce bag of Skittles and Starburst available for $8, which isn’t too bad. Buy it on Subscribe & Save to get free shipping and up to an additional 15% off (if you have 5+ monthly items), and clip the 20% off coupon, too. You could end up with nearly two pounds of candy (honestly, 31.9 ounces? why not add one or two more pieces and go for the full two pounds?) for just over $5 shipped.

(Let us not comment on me posting this the day after I found you a toothbrush deal. I swear it’s a coincidence.)

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What’s that? It’s Kohls time?

“Oh, but it’s always Kohls time!” you may scoff, to which I say—well, sure, sort of. I mean, not always, because I do manage to need something from there in-between promotions, periodically. It’s a special talent. Regardless, right now is a good time to shop, should you want/need to do so.

Right now everyone earns $10 Kohls Cash for every $50 spent, and everyone can use coupon code SUPERSAVER for 20% off $100+ or 15% off, otherwise. You can also stack coupon code BABYSALE10 for $10 off $30 on your qualifying Baby/Maternity purchase. Shipping is free on $75+ or you can ship to the store for free pickup. Kohls Card holders can use code SNOWY30 for an additional 30% off and JAN4FREE for free shipping on any size order.

The Bonus Buys are out in full force, and while the seasonal clearance pickings are a bit slim, now, what they do have left from Christmas is ridiculously cheap.

It’s a dark, rainy day, here, and sometimes a good Kohls sale is just what I need….

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Tea time price drops for the tots

Here’s a couple more great Amazon toy price drops for you: The ALEX Toys Tin Tea Set—everything you need for a tea party for four, plus an adorable case to carry it all—is currently down to just $10.39, its lowest price ever.

Alternatively, the Schylling Summer Bugs Tin Tea Set is down to $12.30, which is just a few cents over what I paid for it a couple of years ago when I bought it for one of my nieces. The Schylling set doesn’t have a carry case, so there’s that, but maybe you’re willing to pay a little more for butterflies, I don’t know.

And if you want everything in a fancy basket, well, there are a couple of great deals on other Alex playsets: the ALEX Toys Tea Set Basket is utterly adorable and down to just $15.22, but the dishes are ceramic, so… just proceed with caution, there. Or check out the ALEX Toys Picnic Basket for $16.47.

Well, now I’m hungry for tiny cookies….

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Keep your eyes open for price drops

I think our seasonal toy markdowns are starting to arrive at Amazon. Bear in mind that while there’s still time to get items in time for Christmas on Prime, this is also a good time to stock up your gift closet or prepare for upcoming birthday parties, etc.

A couple of quick finds if you’re into Playmobil: Both the Playmobil Police Carry Case and Playmobil Pirate Carry Case are currently marked down to $4.63 from $10. These are perfect little gifts for kids (or adults) 4+, especially if you know a police officer. Or, um, a pirate. I don’t judge.

This is a good sign that more deals are coming, I hope.

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Fold the force, you will

This is always a very popular deal, and it’s back again—perfect as a “gift closet” gift to have on hand for birthday parties or under the Christmas tree, alike—so I cannot resist pointing it out.

Kids love Star Wars. Kids love origami. Want hours and hours of blessed happy silence (followed by, yes, child clutter everywhere, but at least when you step on these, they don’t hurt your feet)? Snap up this Star Wars Origami book for $6.28 at Amazon right now. It’s got everything they need to create 36 different paper masterpieces for Star Wars fans.

Do please take note: Although this book is supposedly rated for ages 5+, my experience with it is that it’s fun but requires precision and persistence; I’d say it’s more of a 10+ gift, myself (maybe 8+ for a kid who’s already good at origami and/or very patient). But the projects are cool and having the special themed paper is nifty, too.

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Winter is coming! I mean, probably.

We’re supposed to get some snow tomorrow. I live in the south, so this is Big News. Like, clear out the grocery store of bread and milk and eggs kind of news. I have no idea how the weather’s been going this year elsewhere, but I do know that aside from French toast fixings, you may need some warmer clothing to brave the elements.

If you’re not ready for it yet, good news! Today (Thursday, December 7th) only, Target is offering half off winter-wear for the whole family! This covers the usual suspects—parkas, snow pants, some vests and fleece—but also (inexplicably) some windbreakers and suit jackets and light cardigans (and a couple of swim coverups…?), too. Target doesn’t seem to really understand how winter works, but I’m okay with that.

Shipping is free on every order. Also if you have a toddler I need to borrow them because some of those toddler jackets made me squeal out loud with the cute.

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Stock up for the kids today

I never feel so bitter about my kids growing up as I do when Children’s Place has a huge sale. Like, whyyyyyyyy must I have adult-sized children whose clothing costs as much as mine?? I miss the days of $2 t-shirts and big stock-up sales where I literally bought “one in every color” of anything they liked because it was so cheap.

Little kids are cheap, y’all. I know, you think they’re expensive with their diapers and everything. But then they grow up and want computers and cars and college. And that’s aside from clothing that suddenly costs a whole lot more. (Clearly the issue here is the letter c. I need to do more research into this issue.)

Anyway, if your kids are still small, get on over there—everything is at least 50% off, with clearance as much as 75% off. Every order ships for free, and you’ll earn $10 Place Cash for every $20 you spend. (Not that you’ll need to come back and spend that, because you’ll already have one in every color thanks to today’s sale….) Also, did you know they have matching family jammies, including adult sizes?? They do. Go. Enjoy. Don’t worry about me, sitting over here all bitter.

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