Swim away with this deal

Last year’s swimsuits not feeling so comfy? Did your kid have the audacity to have a growth spurt right after you bought her a new suit? That’s okay—Lands’ End is here for you. Through 11:59 pm tonight (Monday, June 26th) you can take 40% off regular and sale priced swimwear for the whole family with coupon code SAILING and PIN 1100.

Shipping is a flat $8 or free on your post-coupon total of $50+. I’ve never in my life had a problem spending $50 at Lands’ End, but you do you….

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Outdoor lounging, at end-of-season prices

Listen, I don’t know where you live, but where I live, right now it’s alternating between surface-of-the-sun hot and torrential downpours. I’m still sort of waiting for that “lazy summer weather” I was promised, but whatever. It’ll show up, eventually.

In the meantime, if you’ve discovered that your outdoor furniture could use a little refresh, you’re probably debating between spending full price now or waiting until the end-of-summer clearance. I’m here to tell you that you don’t have to wait: Right now Home Depot has a slew of outdoor cushions available at 75% off, plus they’ll ship to you for free.

There’s tons of options, but I’ll just suggest you stick with the Sunbrella fabrics if you want something that’s going to withstand the weather for years to come. (You’ll pay a little more, but it’s well worth it.) Either way, though, you’re not going to see prices like this again until September (if there’s anything left).

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Mother your college student without them realizing

It’s now rounding the middle of June, and here in my house, this is known as “Stock up on dorm food” season. My kids (both! both of them, this time!) are gearing up to head to campus at the beginning of August, and my job for the next month or so is to accumulate what they’ll need to eat in the dorm when they can’t be bothered to hit the dining hall (or it’s the wee hours and they need power for studying).

Sure, I try to buy some healthy stuff, and then I also buy candy, and I buy stupid little microwavable cups of macaroni and cheese and ramen and I remind myself that they are young and healthy and this is the phase of life where they can eat junk and be okay.

But here’s my secret weapon, and you can laugh, but I’m telling you this is primo wisdom I’m laying down here: Buy your college kid(s) some Fiber One bars. Do it. They come in a gazillion varieties and they’re basically junk, but college students will all find that their… ahhh… digestive health… suffers a little in the dorm, at some point. And you can pack probiotics and such, but they probably won’t use them. They will, however, eat the Fiber One bars. Ask me how I know!

Right now (this may be a Prime-only deal; I’m not sure) Amazon has this 36-pack of Fiber One Brownies available for $13.94, which is already pretty good, plus there’s a clippable 25% off coupon, plus you can save up to an additional 15% more with Subscribe & Save, meaning you could be getting them for $8.36 delivered (under $.24/bar), and you don’t ever have to have a conversation with your supposedly adult kid(s) about constipation. Seriously, win/win.

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If you’re ready to get your Wonder Woman on

Listen, I hate to jump on a bandwagon when it’s not warranted, but I took my (adult) kids to see Wonder Woman and it was possibly even better than the hype. I laughed, I cried, I was surprised at how great it was.

With that in mind, I have to tell you that I have never been a Barbie person—at all—but when I saw this Collector’s Edition Barbie Wonder Woman today I let out an involuntary little squee. It’s perfect. I want one for my desk, immediately. It’s not on sale and so I’m… you know… wavering… but… maybe I can justify it…? (I do have a birthday coming up….)

If you’re looking for Wonder Woman toys for younger kids, the Mattel Shop has their Barbie offerings featured right on the splash page, and if you sign up for their newsletter you’ll get a code for $10 off $50, too. Which is handy if you, like me, then discover that ZOMG they actually have the set of all three collectible figures marked down right now, plus you could save the additional $10. (I might like the Antiope doll even better. Help.)

Look, I’m not saying you need these. I’m not even saying I need them. I’m just saying they’re kind of awesome. Thats all.

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Cool down for under $10

It’s rare that I get to highlight a deal on a product that I not only 1) bought and 2) love, but which I’ve had for years. And the best part for you is that the price is now way lower than it was when I initially bought it (on sale, of course).

So: If you need a compact fan, and you’re not quite ready to spend the bucks on a Vornado, go grab this Honeywell HT-900 TurboForce Air Circulator for just $9.26 at Amazon today (its lowest price ever). I paid $15 for ours just about three years ago, and one of my kids runs it every single night. It’s still going strong, and it’s quiet, too. Definitely a fan favorite.

(Get it? Get it?? I’ll be here all week, folks.)

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Clearance on the clearance, only for today

We don’t have one locally—I think we’re in the wrong part of the country—but I’m always delighted when I remember that Bon-Ton exists. It’s sort of like Macy’s, if you’re unfamiliar. Anyway, yes, they always have sales, but today (Friday, June 9th) is an unusual day: usually their yellow-dot clearance is excluded from any further markdowns, but today, you can use coupon code YDFLASHJUN9 for up to an additional 25% off those items. That’s awesome, because there are literally tens of thousands of items already marked down and just waiting for that additional savings. Use it on clothing, home goods, jewelry, whatever you need. (Also, code JUNLPSTRS17 will take an additional up to 25% off other sale items, but it has a ton of exclusions, so good luck finding something it works on.)

Shipping is automatically free on $75+, or on $25+ if you have ShopRunner. Or add any beauty item to your bag and get free shipping on your entire order with code BEAUTY.

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Ulta steals, with free shipping

If you love Ulta as much as I do (what’s not to love about reasonably-priced makeup that feels like high-end stuff?), you’re not going to want to miss this: Today they have nearly 150 items available on a Buy 2, Get 2 Free special, plus—and this almost never happens—you can use coupon code 14087ATG2GNRBPR for free shipping on any size order! (This is like finding a unicorn, people. They usually only offer free shipping on $35 at least.)

I’m off to shop….

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Make all the Slime you want

Listen, I don’t quite understand what is happening now with apparently every website having a Best Recipe For Slime Ever, but my friends with younger kids tell me it’s currently The Thing.

And also, apparently, it requires a lot of Elmer’s Glue.

If this sounds like your house, allow me: Today only, Office Depot has you covered—they’ve got this Gallon of Elmer’s Glue marked down to $9.99, but you can apply coupon code 87615421 at checkout to save another buck, plus you’ll get free shipping.

I don’t know how much slime you can make with a gallon of glue, but I do know that if it doesn’t work out and your kids are being obnoxious, it’s probably enough to glue them to the floor for a while.

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More make-the-teens-happy shopping

Okay, here’s some more options if your teens/young-adults/etc. are needing some new clothes. Right now just about everything is marked down at American Eagle and Aerie, plus the 10 for $30 undies special is back at Aerie.

Shipping is free on $50+, or on $25+ if you have Shoprunner. Plus shipping is always free on bras, swim, and shoes.

(No, I haven’t quite finished guilt-shopping. Why do you ask?)

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It’s Beauty Box time again

Hellooooooo! My child is home from the hospital and things are slowly improving and also I can sleep when I’m dead, right? Right.

But assuming that you haven’t been living a life dedicated to trying to keep a sick and cranky teenager comfortable for the last couple of weeks, maybe you’re thinking about deals. Say, the wonderful bargain of a Target Beauty Box?

Here you go: Right now you can snag the June Beauty Box and/or the Father’s Day Edition Beauty Box over at Target—both will cost you just $7 apiece, with the former being a $32 value and the latter being a $24 value.

The best part is that the regular one comes with those weird face masque sheets that makes you look like you’re wearing someone else’s skin. That’s a bargain at any price. (Did I mention I’m sort of tired? I am.)

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