A deal so good it’s freaky

I, uh, don’t know about you, but I have found pandemic living somewhat… padded. I mean, I’m stuck in the house a lot, I do a lot of baking, and mysteriously many of my clothes have shrunk. It’a a puzzler!

Assuming I wanted to get out and move around a little more, well, I might need some new sneakers. And so I might pop on over to Reebok after discovering that coupon code FREAKYGOOD is taking 60% off select items. Which items? I tried it on a few things and it’s looking to me like it takes the full 60% off shoes already on sale, but somewhat less off clothing items. No matter; the shoes are more expensive. Shipping is free for Reebok Unlocked members (that’s free to join).

All of this assumes I’m actually going to stop baking so much and go exercise, of course. Which… well, let’s not think about it. Here, have a muffin.

Love LEGO? It’s time!

There will be plenty of upcoming holiday shopping madness when it comes to LEGO sets, but depending on which ones you want, you could knock out a few items on your list right now at a discount. For a limited time, Amazon is offering $10 off select $50 LEGO purchases—and many of the 65 qualifying items are already on sale. Just add what you want to your cart and an additional $10 comes off at checkout.

I miss when every holiday and birthday was a festival of LEGO sets, a little. I do not miss stepping on LEGO bricks, though. I guess that’s the silver lining of my children having the audacity to grow up.

Matchy-matchy holiday finery

I have often shopped at Children’s Place for matching holiday jammies over the years, even once my children became full-sized humans. I always liked that they offered their cozy fleece jammies in adult sizes, too.

But imagine my surprise when I clicked over looking for jammies today to discover that they now offer a full line of coordinated kid and adult holidaywear. Dad can get the same shirt as Junior, and Mom can get a coordinating dress—there’s lots of options. Even better, shipping is always free on every order and right now everything on the site is at least half off. You can pick up the inevitable essentials because your kids spontaneously outgrew a bunch of their stuff and cute outfits for the whole family!

Will these be the most high-end clothes you ever buy? Nah. But your kids will outgrow theirs fast, and at this price, even if you only wear yours for a holiday picture, it’s still worth it.

One more, and then I’ll stop (probably)

Yes, I’ve been an Advent calendar deals kick lately, and no, I don’t think it’s enough yet. Especially when Amazon just marked down this Playmobil Santa’s Workshop Advent Calendar to $12.39 (half off) as part of today’s Daily Holiday Deals.

Every single piece of this thing is adorable, and of course integrates with whatever other Playmobil sets you already have.

It’s a good thing my children are no longer children, because we have the Playmobil nativity set and I can only imagine the fun they’d have setting baby Jesus up with that tricycle.

[Edited to add: Looks like the pulled the deal early. Sorry about that!]

More Advent awesomeness, LEGO-style

If the little book Advent calendars I posted a few days ago aren’t your kid’s style, maybe you’d prefer some LEGO deals? No problem—right now Amazon has marked both of this year’s LEGO City Advent Calendar and LEGO Friends Advent Calendar sets down to just $19.97. That’s not just their lowest price, I’ll gently remind you that these sets regularly sell out ahead of Christmas, leaving you to get scalped on eBay or go without.

My son absolutely lived for these when he was little. I did pick one up at some point when he’d probably outgrown them, and each morning in December a strange tableau awaited me as he got more and more creative with arranging the spoils, but I guess he’s really too old for it, now. Maybe.

Because I love them, except for the prices

Would I like to buy all of my exercise gear and swimsuits and loungewear from Athleta? Yeah, I would. Do I? I do not, because I cannot afford to. (Though I do have a sport bikini from them for which I paid a pretty penny, and it looks brand new even though I’ve had it for years, and you can pry it out of my cold, dead hands.)

Maybe you feel the same way, but today can be your lucky day, because Savings.com is sponsoring a giveaway of five $50 e-gift cards to Athleta! Just head over to their official giveaway page to enter your email for a chance to win one. Contest is open through this Friday, and winners will be selected at random on Monday.

I’m an affiliate so I can’t enter, which makes me a wee bit bitter, but if one of you won I’d get over it. Go win!

My kind of Advent calendar(s)

This may just be the cutest thing I’ve ever seen, and as a book lover, I cannot resist its tiny charms. Did you know that there’s a Disney Storybook Collection Advent Calendar filled with real, miniature books? A book every day for 24 days! And while it’s all Disney stuff, and big corporate overlords, etc., I still love it. Also, at its currently marked down price of just $20, I’d say that’s a darn good price for 24 books. (OHMYGOSH there’s also one that’s entirely made up of Frozen stories.) (Edit: I just found a Nickelodeon-themed one for even less—just $15.20!) (Another edit: here’s a Marvel one if you prefer superheroes.)

I feel like my adult children probably would not appreciate such a thing. Darnit. But if you still have little ones at home, you’re welcome.

Calling all dinosaur fans!

Prime Day may be over (I ordered so many little things over the last couple of days I half expected my credit card company to call, but perhaps they have me marked down as “frenzied stocking stuffer shopping in October and November” already?), but the deals at Amazon keep going. Anyone who’s been reading here a long time likely remembers my great fondness for the pop-up books of Sabuda & Reinhart, as they combine two of my favorite things—great reading and beautiful art.

Today Amazon has their Encyclopedia Prehistorica Dinosaurs available for just $19.50 with a clippable coupon code another $3.84 off. That’s just $15.66 for a book with a MSRP of $43! And it will be one you cherish and pass down, too. It’s stunning.

It almost—almost!—makes me wish I had grandchildren.

Happy Prime Day, all day

It’s here! Today and tomorrow (okay, already I’m confused, because it’s two days, not one…) it’s Prime Day at Amazon. If you have Amazon Prime, you’ll have access to some of their lowest prices of the year. Just go to the deals page and have at it.

A few caveats, of course: Buyer (continue to be) beware, because some of the “deals” aren’t as good as they appear (I found something that was $30 yesterday, $23 today, and claiming it’s 50% off…) or aren’t direct from Amazon and still have shipping charges. Just pay attention. Plus, some deals are good all day and some are Lightning Deals, so just be aware of that.

If you’ve been wanting another Echo Dot, those are down to just $24 today with a smart plug. (I admit if I think about it too hard I don’t love that it’s always listening to us, but I find it useful to have.) Also, if you’ve been thinking about noise-canceling headphones, I have an earlier generation of these Bose ones and $200 is a steal. So there are definitely some great deals to be had. Happy hunting!

A bevy of book deals? You betcha!

I hardly need an excuse to buy books from Amazon, but if there’s deals to be had, so much the better. I managed to catch this one because I actually ordered a book last week that’s now coming up as part of this deal, so did I reorder with more books and will I return the first one? Yes. Yes, I will. I’m that cheap.

Here you go: Right now there’s over a thousand books at Amazon eligible for a buy-2-get-1-free deal, and if you can’t find 3 books you need in there, I don’t know what to tell you. Personally I might know someone who is always looking for a way to make the fairly expensive Dungeons & Dragons tomes (of which there are a seemingly endless number…) a little more affordable, and this does that. But there’s definitely something for everyone, from kids’ books to cookbooks and everything in-between.

Just add three of them to your cart and the cost of the cheapest one comes off at checkout. And if you’re holiday shopping, don’t forget to opt for slower shipping to get $3 in digital credit!

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