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Welcome to the (Minecraft LEGO) Jungle

minecraft-jungle-legoSo the bad news is that this one won’t arrive in time for Christmas, so if you want it for that, go ahead and print out a picture to wrap up while you wait. The good news, though, is that right now Amazon has the LEGO Minecraft The Jungle Tree House available for $39.19.

This is a 706-piece set, including 6 Minecraft-themed minifigs (I am partial to the skeleton…), and I’m actually pretty relieved that LEGO didn’t start making these full-sized sets until my kid had aged out of this obsession. On the other hand, we only had the micro-worlds, so imagine all of the stepping on tiny, pointy pieces I went through. You kids today have it too good, I tell you.

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Dinosaurs popping out all over the place

sabuda-dinosI haven’t found a deal on a Sabuda & Reinhart pop-up book in a while, but they remain just about my favorite thing in the entire world. These are not pop-up books for toddlers—these are paper art, suitable for elementary age and above, and complete artistic masterpieces. (Sabuda & Reinhart books used to be my go-to baby shower gift, always with a quick but please don’t let little ones play with it note.)

Today Amazon has their Encyclopedia Prehistorica Dinosaurs hardcover available for just $14.04—its lowest price ever—and while you won’t get it in time for Christmas, it’d still be a hard deal to pass up.

In fact, I bet if I went and rummaged around upstairs, I’d find our copy. Sure my teenagers want to sit down and peruse it with me, right? Maybe sit on my lap? (A girl can dream….)

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Heads up, Minecrafters

minecraft-cardsDid you know that there’s a Minecraft card game? Did you know that today it’s just $6.99 (its lowest price ever) at Amazon? It’s an add-on, so you’d need to throw it in with a larger order to avoid paying for shipping, but what a great stocking stuffer or have-on-hand gift for your favorite Minecrafters.

It averages 4.5 stars with nearly 200 reviews, too. Recommended for ages 8+.

That’sssssssss a very nice deck of cards you have there….

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Price drops on board games

There’s a number of board games starting to drop in price at Amazon—perfect for last-minute gifts, or to stock your gift closet. (You know how I love great deals on somewhat “generic” gifts, leaving you to look like a big spender later on!)

Check these out:
The Rose King for $7.98 (50% off)
Monarch for $9 (69% off)
Vikings on Board for $9 (75% off)
Batavia for $9.98 (76% off)
Risky Adventure for $11.82 (80% off)
Push a Monster for $12 (63% off)
Glux for $15.96 (60% off)
Risk: Legacy for $24.99 (58% off)
Alhambra: Big Box for $32 (60% off)

Happy gaming!

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Got Nerf?

Those sweet December price drops are starting to roll in at Amazon, and if you’ve got weaponry on your list—Nerf weaponry, that is; I don’t want to hear about anything that’s not made of foam—today’s your lucky day. Check out these price drops which are part of today’s Daily Deals, all of which are registering as “lowest price ever” on these items:

Nerf N-Strike GlowShot Blaster for $4.15 (78% off)
Nerf N-Strike BowStrike Blaster for $4.15 (48% off)
Nerf Modulus IonFire Blaster for $5.77 (62% off)
Nerf N-Strike Elite DualStrike Blaster for $7.11 (64% off)
Nerf Doomlands 2169 Vagabond Blaster
for $11.51 (54% off)
Nerf N-Strike Elite CrossBolt Blaster for $12.18 (51% off)
Nerf Modulus Motorized Blaster for $13.99 (53% off)

And if you need ammo refills:
Official Nerf N-Strike Elite Series 30-Dart Refill for $3.90 (57% off)
Official Nerf N-Strike Elite Series 75-Dart Refill for $7.67 (62% off)

(I’m all about peaceful alternatives, but I am a sucker for Nerf… especially at these prices.)

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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, 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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