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It wouldn’t be Black Friday without shoe deals

How did I almost make it to lunchtime without a shoe deal roundup??? I’m slipping. Need shoes for the family? Check it out:

Speaking of slipping, I of course just bought my fast-food-working kid some SafeTstep kitchen shoes at Payless last week when they were 40% off, feeling very smug, but today the entire store is 50% off, plus you only need to spend $25+ to get free shipping.

While I’m a little miffed that isn’t doing their typical “new deal every hour” thing today, they did put out coupon code BLKFRIYAY for an additional 10% off their already crazy good deals, plus right now every order ships for free.

Famous Footwear is offering Buy One, Get One Half Off + 15% off your order and free shipping with coupon code BFEVENT18 today, so it’s a great time to stock up on whatever you’ve been eying.

And of course you don’t want to miss out over at, where they’ve got up to 75% off, already, and you can use coupon code BLACKFRIDAY for another 30% off almost everything. Shipping is free on any order.

Go forth and acquire fabulous kicks, my friends.

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If there’s a gamer in the house…

… you’re not going to want to miss the Black Friday Deals at GameStop. I mean, sure, nothing special there… just some $299 1TB Minecraft XBox One bundles… or spend the same amount for a select Nintendo Switch Bundle (already a big savings) and also get a $50 GameStop gift card with it. Stuff like that.

No one show any of these deals to my kid, okay?

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Now let’s all plan to play cards

Ugh. I’d been putting off that last post for a long time. Thanks for being so nice about it! Now we can get back to shopping!

Right now there’s all kinds of marked down card games for the whole family at Amazon, and I do love to stick these babies in stockings even for my adult kids. (Fun fact: My oldest still insists her favorite thing in the world is Phase 10. She beats me every single time.) All of the following are highly-rated and at their cheapest price ever (or close to it). Check it out:

Classic Uno is just $3.99 (60% off)
Uno Dare is $4.59 (only 34% off, but a fun upgrade if you’re ready for a change)
Phase 10 is $3.99 (60% off, and my daughter’s favorite)
Rook is $3.99 (50% off)
Farkle Flip is $4.64 (54% off, Add-On item)
Monopoly Deal is $4.99 (50% off, Add-On item)
Man Bites Dog is $5.15 (60% off, Add-On item)

Stocking stuffers that keep the kids hanging out with you long after the last present is unwrapped? Priceless!

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Stack the Veterans Day deals at Kohls

The true meaning of the holiday aside, Kohls will grab any excuse to practically pay you to shop. So get ready to save:

There’s doorbusters galore, plus everyone gets $10 Kohls Cash for every $50 spent, and free shipping on your $50 purchase automatically. Everyone can use the $10 off $25+ coupon code VETERANS and/or the $10 off $50+ Home coupon code NOVHOME10, and Kohls credit card holders can also stack coupon code APPLE30 for an additional 30% off and code MVCFREENOV for free shipping on any size order! See? I wasn’t kidding about them practically paying you to shop. I’m pretty sure this is the sale I used to buy our Fiestaware last year (yep, that was our Christmas present to each other, because nothing says romance like new dishes).

Get the deals before the coupon codes expire tonight!

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Who ya gonna call (for Playmobil deals)?

If you’ve got Ghostbusters lovers on your holiday shopping list (notice I’m not saying kids because hey, I can love Ghostbusters as a grownup, right?), Amazon’s got some great deals today on Playmobil sets fit for any ghost-fighting enthusiast.

Check ’em out:

Zeddemore with Aqua Scooter for $9.46 (57% off)
Spengler with Cage Car for $9.46 (57% off)
Venkman with Helicopter for $13.19 (40% off)
Stay Puft Marshmallow Man for $10.95 (45% off)
Slimer with Hot Dog Stand for $12.99 (28% off) (okay, this one isn’t as great of a deal but I love it)
Ghostbusters Ecto-1 for $24.95 (45% off)
Or just go whole hog and get the Ghostbusters Firehouse for $44.95 (36% off) (again, not a huge discount, but I’m not sure I’ve seen this on sale before)

I feel like I need the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man for my desk, right? I mean, just as a protective talisman…?

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And right on time, your other must-have game

Remember last week when I told you to go grab a deal on Carcassonne and commented that the only thing missing was a deal on the other family tabletop game everyone wants? It’s like Amazon was listening—today they’ve got Ticket to Ride at half price ($25), the lowest they’ve ever had it. Like Carcassonne, if you’re looking for a fun family 8+ game that requires strategy but is friendly to varying ages and playing styles, this one is hard to beat.

I’ve played this one on extended-family vacations with a variety of folks and it’s always a crowd-pleaser. Now if only I could get my own kids to sit down with us long enough to play without a gaggle of cousins around….

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It’s the gamer’s game, for the whole family

Love tabletop gaming? If you don’t already own Carcassonne, now would be a good time to scoop it up at Amazon—it usually costs between $30-$35, and right now it’s just $18 with free one-day Prime shipping.

This is always a hugely popular family strategy game (ages 8+), probably tied with Ticket to Ride as the most asked-about game deal as we approach the holidays. (That one is still $45, but I’m watching it!) Hours of fun, no screens involved, strategy necessary but graspable for kids and adults alike. If you don’t already own this one, you should. Just sayin’.

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Cute and cool for the young adults

I’ll admit that sometimes the stuff at PB Teen is a bit… uhhhh… twee for my tastes… but then again, some of it is pretty fabulous and my kids dig it. I, however, do not dig the regular prices. (Try to contain your shock.)

Well that’s okay, because today all their Clearance items are up to 75% off, and then you can use coupon code SAVEBIG for an additional 30% off and free shipping on every order. So whether you’re looking for stocking stuffers or dorm decorations or a complete room makeover, they’ve got some great deals to get you started.

And hey, they’ve got plenty of storage accessories that are perfectly neutral and appropriate for any age or design persuasion, too. It’s nice to see some of that prices for normal humans, too.

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Save big for the kids, plus jammies for the whole family!

I think I suffered from a bit of sale fatigue with them for a while, but now I’m here to tell you that if you skip today’s sale at Children’s Place you are missing out. Not only is everything at least 40% off and all Clearance at least 75% off, today, and not only is shipping free on every single order, but they’ve also got all of their family holiday pajamas in stock and on sale—go get them now, before everything’s sold out in a month.

Better still, either sign up for their emails (you should get a pop-up when you visit the site) or for text alerts (you can always turn them off later…) and you’ll get a code for $10 off your $40+ purchase.

Longtime readers know I’m still bitter that my kids had to go and turn into adults who can’t wear Place clothes anymore… but do I still buy the (adult-sized) matching pajamas there? I sure do. If your kids are still little, enjoy all the matching holiday clothes. They’re adorable.

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Geeky shirts, silly shirts, awesome shirts

Haven’t been over to Shirt.Woot for a while? Me neither, but I’m always delighted when I remember to hop back on over there.

Today’s the perfect day to do it, too—take an additional 35% off your shirt order there with coupon code WOOTIGN35, plus you’ll get free shipping on every order!

I own a wide assortment of Woot shirts, but I feel like I can always use a few more, right…? (Don’t answer that.)

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