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There’s never a wrong time for shoes, honestly

I realize not everyone likes shoes as much as I do (I don’t have a problem, I have a hobby; there’s a difference), but everyone needs some shoes sometimes, right? Today (Monday, July 18th) is the perfect day to score—you can take 25% off almost anything at Shoebuy with coupon code EMLONEDAY2SAVE. Plus they’re having a huge Summer Sale, and shipping and exchanges are automatically free, too.

There are some brand exclusions, but I’ve discovered that Chaco isn’t one of them, and if you like Chaco, you know they pretty much never go on sale. My kid decided she needed a pair this year (finally; she has been behind the trend for her entire beleaguered life, but now that she’s getting ready to leave for college I am getting soft) and I made a very happy discovery in addition to this sale: Chaco goes all the way up to size 6 in kids, which is roughly equivalent to a woman’s size 8. If you’re a small-footed female, save yourself some extra money by buying the kid size. (Seriously. The kid versions are about half what the adult versions cost.)

Don’t dawdle, though. This code and the extra savings end tonight at 11:59 pm.

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Yoda is my spirit animal

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Is it because I’m sleep-deprived and busy that I cannot stop laughing at today’s Shirt.Woot offering? Possibly, but that didn’t stop me from buying it immediately. It combines two of my favorite things: Yoda and a grammar joke. For $7 I didn’t even have to think too hard about it.

Wear this shirt, I will.

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Macy’s “Black Friday in July” is live now

This post is sponsored by Savings.com. As always, all opinions are my own.

No, it’s not anywhere near holiday-time. No, today isn’t even Friday. No matter! Macy’s will not be deterred! They’re rolling out the Black Friday in July deals for the remainder of the week, but today is the very best day. Here’s the lowdown: Shop at Macy’s today (Tuesday, July 12th) and coupon code BFJULY will get you up to an extra 25% off as well as free shipping on any size order (and that’s on top of the deals they’re already running). Today is definitely the day to get the best bang for your buck. But, if you miss today? Go ahead and shop July 13th-17th and coupon code BFJULY will still give you those additional savings, but you’ll have to spend $50+ for free shipping. (As always: go for the automatic free shipping, obvs.) This promo code has some category/brand exclusions, but it does work on Sale and Clearance items, and depending on the item you’ll receive either 15% or 25% off the already-reduced price.

You’re obviously free to buy whatever you like, and with just about everything on sale this week, you’d be hard-pressed to go wrong, so enjoy. Me, I’m still looking around, but I did manage to find one “want” and one “need” I’m feeling pretty good about with the additional savings.

macys-MS-pillowsFirst, the need: With one child leaving for college in just a few weeks, a normal person would take a break from dorm shopping now that she’s ready to go, but because I am me, I started shopping for the other kid (hey, he’s leaving in a year). He needs new pillows. He needs pillows good enough to last him through college, but not so good that I can’t afford to send him to college, if you know what I mean. So these Martha Stewart Collection down-alternative pillows fit the bill—they’re gusseted, which I’ve found is a fancy way of saying “there’s two seams all the way around instead of one,” which seems to help the pillows hold their shape, some, and they’re good for those of us with down allergies, and on top of that, they’re averaging a 4.5 star rating with a ton of reviews. The sale price of $14.97/pillow is pretty good, anyway, but with the code they come down to just $12.72 apiece, today. Sold!

macys-floral-shirtdressAnd since I was so smart about that, I get to get something for me, right? I was eying a really cute sport bikini but then my (rotten) (but gorgeous, and obviously much younger than me) kid was all “You’re looking at that for me, right?” and now I’m feeling old and grumpy. Know what would cheer me up? This pretty floral shirtdress, which is not only already nearly half off, it’s completely age-appropriate and my kid isn’t acting horrified that I like it. With the coupon it’s less than $40 and unlike that bikini, I can wear this to PTA meetings. So.

[I am making no judgments about bikinis or “women of a certain age” or anything, of course. I just both really like this dress and prefer it when my daughter doesn’t look at me askance or outright make fun of me.]

If you find some unbeatable deals, come back and share. With free shipping all day, I don’t want to miss anything!

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It’s the big $4.99-and-under clearance

Haven’t been to Children’s Place in a while? They’re having a giant clearance, with the most expensive items at $4.99 (I typed “$499” at first by accident, and wow, that would be a lot for a t-shirt for your toddler…), and plenty of offerings in the $1.99-$2.99 range.

Shipping is free on every order. Those jersey knit shorts my son lived in for most of his childhood are just $2.99, and yes, I’m still bitter that their largest size is 14.

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Another great day to Schoola

I have a hard time believing any of you haven’t yet tried out Schoola, but I suppose it’s possible. If you’re new, signing up gets you a $20 credit to start shopping, which is even more motivation beyond the part where your purchases help schools and they offer an abundance of gently-used clothing options at deeply discounted prices.

But if all of that isn’t enough, let me make it irresistible: Right now you can shop used offerings to your heart’s content (this offer excludes new-with-tags items) and then apply coupon code CANYOUSAVE for 60% off and free shipping on your order. If you were saving any more, it’d be free, just about.

Shop a little, shop a lot. It’s great for replenishing the kids’ wardrobes, but they have plenty of adult offerings, too. You can outfit the entire family for pennies on the dollar, which is my favorite kind of shopping.

This offer is valid through July 4th, but of course inventory varies. May the odds be ever in your favor!

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Croc it up

Listen; I still maintain that Crocs aren’t appropriate footwear for grownups—save for activities like gardening and camping, you understand—no matter how many “modern” iterations they come out with. This is my own personal bias, I understand, but there it is. On the other hand, I think they are the perfect shoes for kids for all sorts of things, so my feelings are definitely mixed.

All of that aside, right now they’re taking an additional 30% off sale styles when you add them to your cart, plus they’re giving automatic free shipping when you spend $25+. And if I still had little feet in this house, would I be outfitting them in these fabulous Star Wars droids clogs? Yes. Yes, I would.

And if you, as an adult, still wear Crocs? Well, you do you. Who am I to stand in your way?

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And here some more sandals (and other kid stuff)

If you didn’t find what you needed at the Target sale and your kids still need stuff, head on over to Carter’s for their 4th of July sale. Today they’re offering free shipping on every order, and amongst their Doorbuster offerings today you’ll find $2 flip flops! Plus they’re taking another 30% off their Clearance, too.

Insert obligatory kvetching here about how I miss my children being small enough to wear Carter’s. I mean. Look at the cuteness. Can someone bring a baby over here for me to sniff, please??

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Got sandals?

Well, not to worry—if you don’t, Target is doing a “Deal Days of Summer” promo right now with great sales every day until the 4th of July. Today’s deal is sandals—already on sale, in most cases, and an additional 30% off with coupon code SUMMER. (Thanks for the tip, Cool Mom Picks!)

Shipping is free at $25+, plus they offer free returns. Pick up sandals for the whole family! Plus whatever else you needed, anyway.

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Free shipping’s back (today only)

Hey, remember when shipping was always free at 6pm.com? I do, but barely. It was a long time ago. Eagle-eyed reader Sherri pointed out to me that they’re doing free shipping today (Thursday, June 23rd) only, for some reason.

What a wonderful excuse to get a new pair of shoes, amirite? Or clothing or other stuff. I don’t judge. (If you’ve never shopped 6pm—and I don’t know how that would be possible, but just in case—this is Zappos’ outlet site. They pretty much have shoes and everything else, too.) They’ve got sales going as well as “hourly steals” today, plus their regular closeout pricing. And now, free shipping. Thanks, Sherri!

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Score one-day-only Kohls mystery savings

This post is sponsored by Savings.com. As always, all opinions are my own.

I don’t think it’s any secret that I have a small Kohls shopping addiction. Hey, as addictions go, it’s hardly even a vice. They carry just about anything I might want for my family or my home, plus between the deals and coupons and the Kohls Cash, I’m saving a bundle.

Today (Sunday, June 19th, 2016; happy Father’s Day!) is about to get a whole lot better for you and for me, because Kohls is doing a one-day-only mystery savings event, and with the help of Savings.com I’m here to help you justify your shopping. All you have to do is visit the mystery coupon generator and take it from there. There are 30,000 unique codes available: 7,500 people will receive 20% off, 19,500 people will receive 30% off, and 3,000 lucky shoppers will receive 40% off. The only catch is that the codes are only good today—they expire at 11:59 Central Time tonight.

Now, you can use your code to buy absolutely anything you want on the site, but I have a couple of suggestions because 1) I always have suggestions and 2) you know the only thing I like better than a discount is stacking discounts for a crazy good deal.

Pet Spaces Cuddler BedFirst suggestion: I actually bought this Pet Spaces Cuddler bed a couple of weeks ago because it was marked so far down (c’mon, $10 before coupons, from $40? no-brainer), and also because my the last time I tried to buy a new bed for Duncan (because his is in tatters), Licorice promptly commandeered it because she’s a jerk. That bed she stole was kind of expensive, too, because she’s a jerk with excellent taste. So I ordered this one, instead, mostly because it was ridiculously cheap (I had a 30% off coupon, so it was under $8) and it is now the nicest dog bed we own—super plush and comfy, and now at night when I tell Duncan to go to bed, he doesn’t even bother begging to get into bed with us, he goes straight to his bed and curls up. Magic! I’m buying two more of these, just to have as backups. Or maybe I’ll buy a bunch and give some to the rescue where we got Licorice. At this price (and with the extra savings, too), I can be generous.

neatfreak-closetmaxSecond suggestion: I know I’ve hardly mentioned (hahahahaaaaaaa) that my oldest is leaving for college soon, but we’ve started looking into closet organization stuff because she will be sharing a closet with her roommate. Enter the neatfreak closetMax system—pretty much anything she could possibly want, nice and sturdy, and prices that don’t make me choke. (We’ve already purchased the 6-shelf organizer, but I think with the coupon I may go back for the 4-cubby organizer with hanging bar. Girlfriend has a lot of stuff.) Or… maybe I just start shopping for my other kid. Sure, I have a year, but… a deal’s a deal….

In conclusion, I shop too much at Kohls, and if you do, too, go grab your coupon and buy yourself (or your pet, or your kid) something pretty.

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