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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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Wanna win some dapper duds?

You know I always give stuff away during the week leading up to Black Friday, but this year is outdoing themselves with 12 Days of Giveaways way before that. Today you’ve got a chance to win a $250 gift card to Brooks Brothers, and while I can’t promise you’ll win, I can promise you that you won’t if you don’t enter.

Go ahead and click, get your name in the hat, and let me know if you win!

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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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Lint-free for the whole family

Listen, it’s not that I don’t do fun stuff as stocking stuffers, too, because I do, but Christmas is also an important time to give everyone new toothbrushes and such, as well. That’s just how it is. So if you think I didn’t just jump on this 5-pack of jumbo Scotch-Brite lint rollers you clearly don’t know me very well.

Right now Amazon has it priced at $10.79—already a good deal at just over $2/roller—but there’s also a clippable $2.80 coupon and you can save up to another 15% by ordering it as a Subscribe & Save item. That means I just picked up 5 jumbo brand-name rollers for $6.37 delivered, or just over $1.25 apiece. I could spend a buck apiece at the Dollar Store for tiny little cruddy ones, or I could do this. And then I can put them in Christmas Stockings, because nothing says happy holidays like a fresh lint roller. I mean, our dogs don’t even shed, but somehow there’s carpet lint and stray hairs and who knows what else… I mean… it’s almost like I don’t clean enough… but that can’t be it….

(We all have our holiday traditions. Stop looking at me like that.)

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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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Get this popular Naked palette before it’s gone

If you know me in my outside-the-computer life, you know I’m not a huge makeup person. I wear makeup for stage and the occasional dressing-up event and most of the time I can’t be bothered. But when I do buy makeup, I tend to buy the good stuff.

I’m not entirely sure why Urban Decay is about to discontinue one of their most popular Naked eyeshadow palettes, but I know that I’ve been trying to justify the cost of one for forever and today’s the day I bit, and here’s why: Right now Belk has the original Naked palette available for half-price (just $27, vs. the regular $54), and—confusingly, but I’m not complaining—while the beauty coupon advertised on the site cannot be applied for an additional discount, coupon code BELKDAYS20 can be used for an additional 10% off. Shipping on Beauty is automatically free, so you’re scoring the only fancy eyeshadow palette you’ll ever need for about $24 to your door.

Now, I like the new Naked palettes, too, but 1) to my mind, this is the most versatile set of neutrals they’ve ever made and 2) I’m sure not ever going to pay $54, so, win-win.

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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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