Need a laptop backpack for under $20?

Personally, my approach these days is to buy my college kids one last backpack—and for that reason, I spring for a lifetime-guarantee one—and call it a day. But if you can’t afford to shell out for a top-of-the-line, we’ll-fix-it-forever bag, don’t fret. There are plenty of great options available for cheap.

For example: Amazon has this Luxur 37 Laptop Backpack available for just $30, which is already a pretty good deal for a roomy waterproof pack with padded sleeves for your devices and a nifty little charging portal which allows you to plug in to the built-in charging cord without removing your computer from the bag. I mean, it only has a one-year warranty and it’s not a big-name brand, but the reviews are excellent. At $30 I might consider it.

But you know we can do better, right? Apply coupon code PPB7ACDC for an additional 40% off; the bag I’d consider at $30 is a complete no-brainer at just $18. Buy it for your favorite college student. Buy it to use as your carry-on on your next flight. Buy it for whatever, because I don’t think you’re going to find a better bag at this price point.

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My kind of March Madness

Basketball, schmasketball—I’m more interested in a great sale. (Sorry, not sorry.) And today, Eddie Bauer is delivering, albeit a bit sneakily. Right now the only mention of a coupon on the site itself is a 40% off coupon in the clearance section, but we can do better: everything on the site (including clearance items!) is an additional 50% off when you apply coupon code MADNESS. [Edited to add: Okay, almost everything. Non-Eddie branded items are ineligible for the coupon.]

Shipping is free on $99+, or on $25+ if you have ShopRunner. (Do note that they look a the total after the coupon is applied.)

I have several pieces of Eddie clothing I really love, but the main draw for me is that they have a great assortment of Tall items for guys, if you’re in the market for those. With 50% off I think it’s probably time for some new shirts for my favorite guy.

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The CVS coupon that saves a weird way

Okay, so the simple story is that CVS is currently offering coupon code SAVE30 for an additional 30% off regular prices and free shipping on every order.

The slightly-more-complex story is that precious little is available at these so-called “regular” prices, and a lot of the stuff that is regularly-priced is more expensive than where you can find it elsewhere. So why do you care? You care for one or both of the following reasons:

1) There are some speciality items offered at regular price which hardly ever go on sale—think hypoallergenic baby formula, or blood pressure monitors, etc.—which are coupon-eligible,
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2) There’s a slew of Buy 1, Get 1 Half Off deals plus Buy 1, Get 1 Free vitamin/supplement offerings on the site which will not take a further discount, true, but the coupon code will give you free shipping on some already great deals, and save you a trip to the store.

Definitely compare prices as you shop, but I did find a few things we always need, anyway (fish oil! chewy antacids!), that I was glad not to have to get to $50+ total to get free shipping.

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Stock up, sans animal cruelty

There are multiple products from The Body Shop I love—why, yes, my kids and I have all been using this skin clearing clay mask for years—but my favorite part is that they never test on animals or use scary chemicals. I feel a little more virtuous buying from them than some other giant companies, and when they have good deals, well, so much the better.

Right now they’ve got hundreds of items at 40% off, around 50 offerings in the 75% off section, and every order ships for free, automatically. That’s a hard set of enticements to pass by, for me. You may feel differently. But it’s worth a look if you ever use their products. (It’s never too early for stocking stuffers, you know. I’m just saying that their highly-rated All-in-One Blush is down to $4 from $16, and is available in four different colors.)

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If you’ve been waiting for a KitchenAid deal…

… today’s the day to get it. You’re welcome.

If you want the 6-quart professional model at a screaming good price, go check out today’s eBay Daily Deals. They have refurbished KitchenAid KP26M1X professional 6-quart mixers for $230 today, which is already pretty good. (For reference: new, that mixer will average about $350 at Amazon, although right now some colors are a bit lower.) But then you can apply coupon code PRETTYDAY to save another 20%, making it just $184, which is ridiculous.

These are factory refurbs, so they’re certified and warrantied. This is the mixer I own—also purchased as a refurb—and I love it. It’s a workhorse. I think this may be the lowest price I’ve ever seen on it.

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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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