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Heads up, Instant Pot lovers!

I, myself, have yet to succumb to the Instant Pot craze. I’m still #teamcrockpot all the way, but whatever. The rest of you seem to have partaken of the Kool-Aid, and good for you. I’m sure someday I’ll get with the times and wonder why I waited.

That said, if you already own some variety of 6-quart Instant Pot, right now Amazon has this 9″ tempered glass lid with spoon rest available at a list price of $16.99, which seems a little nuts just for a lid. But if you apply coupon code RMGLF4AY at checkout, the price drops to just $5.95, which is perfectly reasonable.

Why do you want a glass lid for your Instant Pot? Well, apparently that allows you to use it like a regular slow cooker, or even to make popcorn (not sure how that works, but one reviewer swears it does). Also the existence of this lid makes me believe that sticking with my crock pots isn’t so dumb, after all. So.

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It’s a super cyber-delic sale

Silly name aside, for whatever reason Old Navy is having a huuuuuuge (super cyber-delic, even) sale today. Get an additional 40% off everything—even already-reduced sale prices—automatically, plus coupon code FREESHIP will give you free shipping on your $25+ order, rather than making you get to the normal $50+ threshold.

Grab this cool tote for free, too, with code TOTALLY. (Add the tote to your cart, then use the code.)

If you’re dying for new items, well, 40% off is pretty nice. But really, scope out the clearance and save a bundle. But hurry—this sale is over tonight (Monday, March 12th) and items are selling out.

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Food processors for everyone

Full disclosure: I’m a Cuisinart gal. I’ve had the same Cuisinart food processor since… ummmm… grad school, maybe? A long time, is my point. And if you’re not a person who cooks I can see where it might seem like an extraneous kitchen electric, but I use mine all the time. The Cuisinart is how I finally mastered a decent pie crust. The Cuisinart is how I grate giant blocks of cheese I buy on sale. The Cuisinart is the secret to a great latke and a perfect slaw and a divine pesto. I could go on, but you get the point.

That said, I came across this KitchenAid 7-cup food processor today at Amazon for $57.93, and that’s its lowest price ever and about 40% off where you’ll find it elsewhere. KitchenAid is a similarly reliable brand so I’m okay recommending that one, but of course I also had to peek and see where the comparable Cuisinart was. Turns out this Cuisinart 8-cup food processor is also at its lowest Amazon price ever of $65—not quite as huge a discount beyond other sellers, but pretty good—if you’re a brand loyalist and/or you want one a little bigger.

Either way, if you’re in the market, they’re worth checking out. (Seriously, grate your own cheese. You’ll save enough money to pay for the food processor several times over.)

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Another month, another Beauty Box deal

I almost forgot about it, but thankfully they haven’t sold out yet. It’s time to get your March Beauty Box from Target!

$7 (and free shipping) gets you 7 awesome beauty samples, plus a coupon for $3 off your next $15+ Beauty purchase. Heck, that (highly rated) tube of No7 Early Defence Serum alone is worth the $7. Get ’em for travel, get ’em to try something new… just get ’em, before they sell out.

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Have a little Kohls this weekend

Fun fact: Did you know that you can use your expired Kohls Cash in the store? It won’t work online, but if you go to the store and you’re within 10 days or so of expiration, they’ll still take it. Ask me how I know this! Yep, I screwed up, and it turned out that my inability to read a calendar was actually super useful—I found a bunch of 90% off discounts in-store I never would’ve gotten online. The fact that I ended up paying $.42 out of pocket was just the icing on the cake. (Seriously, the cashier was impressed with me. That’s always fun.)

But there’s another round of discounts and coupons out right now, so if you’re wanting to shop in-store or online, I’ve got you covered. Sale-wise, they’ve just done additional markdowns on holiday items, if you’re interested in stocking up for next year. Plus there’s various Bonus Buys and their semi-annual Intimates Sale is happening right now. Coupon-wise, you’ve got the usual suspects: 30% off and free shipping on any size order with your Kohls Charge with codes MARCH30 and FREESHIP, respectively. Stack codes INTIMATES10 for $10 off your qualifying $40+ lingerie purchase and/or MENSTYLE10 for $10 off your qualifying $50+ guys’ stuff purchase. And everyone earns $10 Kohls Cash for every $50 spent.

In the market for cookware? I’ve been stalking prices on this 12-piece Rachael Ray Cucina set for a while. Today’s price at Kohls is $170—still pretty inflated compared to Amazon’s current $109 price, but trust me, Kohls works out to be the better deal today. Why? Use the 30% off coupon code to bring it down to $119—already better than the Amazon price if you add in the $20 of Kohls Cash you earn!—and there’s also an available $50 mail-in rebate on the page which is Kohls-specific. Your final price is $69, or just $49 if you count the Kohls Cash. That’s… nuts.

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Clearance, free shipping, and something for everyone

Y’all know that sometimes I forget to check sales at Children’s Place since my kids rudely became adult-sized and I can no longer put together an entire season’s wardrobe for them for around $50 (harumph). But then sometimes I remember to check and I’m all “Wait, look at all the stuff they have now!”

Today is one of those days.

Back in my day (you know, when dinosaurs roamed the earth…) the only adult-sized stuff they carried was pajamas, before the holidays. You could get matching jammies for the whole family, if you wanted. But apparently now they also carry adult t-shirts, with mom-and-me and dad-and-me options, plus whole-family options. Is it too early to think about Mother’s Day and Father’s Day? No, it is not.

Today everything is on sale and every order ships for free. May I humbly suggest that you buy your favorite father the pizza t-shirt and then get slice-of-pizza shirts for all the kids? Because that is hilarious and also really cheap today. Plus there’s Clearance items starting at around $2, for your regular kid-outfitting. Go!

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All aboard the LEGO train

When my son was little, it was all trains, all the time. He moved on from Thomas the Tank Engine to LEGO and stayed there for a loooong time, and despite the many late-night injuries I sustained from stepping on plastic bricks, I kind of miss those days.

Back then I usually stalked one super-expensive LEGO set all year to make sure he had one really special holiday gift, and because most big LEGO sets never get down to more than about 30% off it was always a bit of a challenge. I guess I should be pleased that now he just wants money, right?

Anyway! Let’s say you have a LEGO-loving, train-loving kid (or adult; no judgment!) in your life. You might want to hop on over to Target right now for this LEGO City Cargo Train set, currently 30% off and down to $140. You can get free shipping or free store pickup, and if you have a REDcard you’ll get another 5% off, too. Is that still expensive? Of course it is, but I doubt it’ll be any cheaper than this, so if it’s on someone’s list, this may be as good as it gets. (For reference: It’s still $188 at Amazon.)

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For serious tailgaters/picnic-ers/hunters/etc.

Do you need a Serious Cooler™ but aren’t quite ready to sell your children or vehicles so that you can afford a Yeti? Are you looking for the intersection between durability and price?

Today Amazon is offering this 16-quart Stanley Adventure Cooler in green at just $40—its lowest price ever. While this isn’t quite large enough to be a large-party-crowd cooler, it’ll hold 21 cans and keep them cold for up to 36 hours (!). It also comes with a lifetime guarantee, so once you own one, you’ll never need to replace it. I also like how it has a row of bungee cords across the lid so you can strap in your Stanley thermos or other items, too. (I think it’d be perfect for a couple of beach towels or some snacks.)

Then again, I live on the surface of the sun, where we take our coolers very seriously. You may not need one quite so fancy if you live somewhere a little more moderate in temperature.

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Subscribe & Save (and save some more)

Looking for an item or two to round out your Subscribe & Save items at Amazon for the month so you can get to the 5+ threshold and save an extra 15%? I can usually get there pretty easily with the usual suspects (cleaners! oatmeal! cereal bars! face moisturizer!), but sometimes I find myself looking for a cheap item to put me over the top. Of course I don’t want to buy something we won’t use, either.

If you’re in the same boat this month, allow me to suggest you grab this 27-ounce canister of Snyder’s pretzel rods, currently down to $2.79. That’s a great price, anyway, but with Subscribe & Save 15% off on top of that, you can get it for $2.37 delivered (probably less than it costs to ship it to you…), plus if it tips you over into 5+ items you’ve got the additional savings on everything else in your order, too.

These are perfect for handy dorm or classroom food, or for doing a “snack craft” (Pinterest is full of ways to make pretzel rods into gourmet-looking candy), or even for your favorite spouse who just really likes pretzels. (We usually get the giant barrel of sourdough pretzel twists at Costco, but I think this will do in a pinch.)

My favorite part, though, is that the first “Customers who bought this also bought” item it’s showing me is gluten-free crackers. It’s like Amazon knows I’m bitter about not being able to eat them.

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Stack the codes, save even more

Here’s a pretty rare goody: Right now the President’s Day sale is on at Gap, and that means they’ve got tons of markdowns on the site, already, plus you can use coupon code PRESDAY to take another 20% off even sale items and get free shipping on any size order. But, if you’re buying something already on “regular” sale (meaning, not marked down just for this event; look for items with prices ending in .99 or .97), you can also use coupon code EVENBETTER for another 30% off!

Now—I know math is complicated—but this does not give you an extra 50% off sale prices, because you get one discount and then the other, so not the full 50%. But it does come out to around 44% off, and that’s still pretty good. Some of the sale items in Kids/Baby are ridiculously cheap when you stack the codes.

Want to shop some of the other Gap gamily stores? Old Navy is automatically taking 30% off your order, Banana Republic is doing an automatic 40% off, and even we-hardly-ever-do-sales Athleta is doing an extra 20% off sale items with coupon code EXTRA20. Bear in mind that all four sites share a basket, so if you can’t get up to the free shipping threshold elsewhere, grab a pair of toddler socks from Gap, use the codes, and your whole order will ship for free.

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