OMGoodness the cuteness!

Right now there are a ton of Seafolly markdowns happening at Amazon (they’re an Australian company that mostly makes cool swimwear), but if you have a little girl, please go buy one of these Ballerina Fairy Tutus immediately. They’re adorable, and marked down to just $13.30. (They claim the original price was $55, but who knows.)

I would totally buy one for my daughter, I love them so much, but they only go up to size 6X and she’s 16… sooooo… yeah.

(There’s tons of other Seafolly deals there, too. But the fairy wings!! Too adorable.)

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Crazy toy discounts ahoy

It’s that time again—it’s the big online clearance at Toys ‘R’ Us, with deep discounts on all sorts of goodies. I’m seeing crazy discounts on big-ticket items like ride-ons and bikes.

If you’re the sort of person who’s inclined to knock out some holiday shopping long before the craziness that’ll be coming up in a few months, this is the sale for you. Some items have free shipping; most are free to order online and pick up at your local store, too.

The best deals will sell out quickly, so get going if you’re interested.

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Get your swim on

If you haven’t outfitted the family in swim gear for the summer yet, today’s the day to get on over to Lands’ End—it’s the last day of their 40% off Swim Event. This, of course, means that a lot of stuff is more than 40% off, but the stuff that wasn’t on sale before is now at least 40% off.

I shamelessly love all things Lands’ End Swim, both for fit and durability. I think I’ve only once had to call them about a piece that didn’t hold up as well as I thought it should (and they replaced it right away, because their guarantee is awesome), but for the most part, nothing leaves the house until the kids outgrow it. Sturdy stuff for them, slender suits that don’t look like grandma suits for me. Love!

(Shipping is automatically free on $50+. Don’t forget that you can return unwanted items to your local Sears, too.)

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Nab a special deal on healthy snacking

If you haven’t checked out NatureBox yet, here’s another limited-time deal to entice you: Through June 30th, 2014, you can visit this page and opt to receive 3 delicious full-size snack options from them for just $5 delivered.

(Ordinarily you pay $20/month for 5 snacks, so this is a nice bargain.)

To get the deal you do have to sign up for a subscription, but there are no rules about maintaining it. If, for some reason, you decide you don’t want to continue on at the regular price, you can cancel without penalty. I think you might decide to stay with them, though, because their snacks are amazing and delicious and there’s no yucky stuff in the ingredients.

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Pick your trash

Remember the good ol’ days of the Woot Bag O’ Crap? That was always fun.

Looks like Tanga wants in on the action, but they’re making it even better—their bags of trash are themed. For $7.69 you can get “Blowout Trash” and for $23.09 you can get “Electronic Trash.” In-between those two, you can also select Home Trash, Apple Trash, or Outdoor Trash. (If you’re having trouble finding it, scroll down the main page at bit and look for the trash bag.)

It’s kind of a Trashapalooza. No doubt you won’t be getting the latest-greatest-most amazing stuff, but it might be worth a gamble.

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Winner of the Misfit Shine giveaway

Once again, I’m sad that I have but one awesome prize to give away. Nearly 300 of you were intrigued by the chance to win a Misfit Shine, but I only have one.

(Okay; technically that’s not true. I have two if you count the one I’m wearing. But this one is mine because it brings me joy when it tells me I’m awesome.)

Anyway! The random number deities have spoken, and the winner is commenter 187, myboyzach (although I am a little worried because she asks if she can put it on the dog… I’m going to go with no on that one). Congratulations, myboyzach—please check your email! I’ll be sending you this beautiful Misfit Shine in wine, and I hope you’ll enjoy it.

Big thanks to everyone who played, and special thanks to the folks at Misfit for being so generous and furnishing the prize.

Didn’t win this time? Don’t be sad! You never know when I might have more goodies to give away. I hope you’ll stick around.

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Half off at LOFT

If you love LOFT but hate their prices, today’s the perfect day to shop—coupon code FIFTY takes half off of just about everything, even items already on sale or clearance.

True, there’s plenty of “clearance” where the pre-coupon price is only a few bucks cheaper than the original price, but there’s also a slew of stuff that’s 50% – 75% off pre-coupon, yielding tremendous savings. You just have to dig a little.

Shipping is a flat $8.95, or free on $125+. (And remember that so long as they’re not marked “Final Sale,” items ordered online can be returned to your local store.)

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It’s your last chance for big deals

Alert reader Dawn helpfully pointed out that in the current Coldwater Creek bankruptcy proceeding, today is the very last day to shop them online. (Thanks, Dawn!) There are bargains galore, though the spot for a coupon code is conspicuously absent; I guess you don’t get to save extra when they’re going out of business.

For those who are worried about missing them, take heart—I suspect they will be gone for a bit while they restructure, but they’ll be back more likely than not. In the meantime, enjoy the sale!

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Woooooooo, Woot-Off!

Break up the monotony of a regular ol’ Tuesday with a Woot-Off! Stay at your computer, refreshing away, as the deep discounts scroll past on Woot, Tools.Woot, Home.Woot, Kids.Woot, Sport.Woot, and even Shirt.Woot. (Sorry, no Wooting Off over at Wine.Woot, today.)

Each deal lasts for about 30 minutes, or until it sells out (which means the really good ones may only be there for a minute). I don’t always have the patience to keep an eye on the Woot-Offs, but when I do, I am usually rewarded with some sort of crazy deal. Maybe I need to set something up where I’m only allowed to monitor the Woot-Off while I’m pedaling the elliptical….

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The Want Not Review (and giveaway!): Misfit Shine

misfit-shine-wineMy name is Mir, and I hate to exercise. That said, I’ve reached an age (ahem) where it’s no longer optional if I wish to remain healthy. So I exercise, and I’m sort of getting used to it, but I still don’t love it. I’d say that I just… hate it less than I used to. Which is progress.

I’d been on my new daily exercise regimen (I work out for half an hour a day, every day) for about 6 weeks when I went to Mom 2.0 and won myself a pretty, shiny Misfit Shine Activity and Sleep Monitor. Up until that point I had resisted the fitness tracker craze (my husband wears a Fitbit, but I think they’re kind of ugly), but this was so pretty. And free. And maybe this would help to motivate me in my quest to get healthier.

Keep reading for my full review, and also to enter to win your own Shine—I’m giving away the one pictured here! (more…)

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