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If you wanna get your geeky on

Dangit, I knew something was up with that last sale (but oh man, did giant boxes arrive here for days? yep!), but it’s finally official: ThinkGeek is shutting its doors. Now, the good news is that you’ll still be able to find some of their stuff at GameStop, but still. That only covers various gaming and TV/movie fandom stuff, I bet. I’m sad about this. But also coupon code MOVINGDAY takes 50% off of everything (even stuff already on sale), so that’s helping a little. Items are selling out fast, but who knows—you might find something you need. (Shipping is free on $50+ after coupon.)

But if you just need some cool t-shirts and accessories, maybe head on over to Threadless, instead. Today they’ve got all their t-shirts marked down to $11.99, plus they’re offering up to half off everything else. And on top of that, you can sign up for a 25% off coupon if you’re new, or you might get a pop-up to spin the wheel of savings to get a coupon code or free shipping! (Percent off coupons can’t be used to stack savings, unfortunately.)

Anyway, I just needed to share that with my fellow nerds. (It’s not too early to start Christmas shopping, right? Asking for a friend. Who is me.)

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It’s Kohls time again

Were you patiently waiting for the next round of Kohls promos? You never have to wait for long, but today it doesn’t matter because it’s time.

If you have a Kohls charge card, use coupon code FAMILY30 for an additional 30% off your order, plus coupon code JUNEMVCFREE gives you free shipping on any size order.

No card? That’s okay—you can use code SAVINGS for 15% off any order, or 20% off your $100+ order. Plus, everyone gets $10 of Kohls Cash for every $50 spent, and you can stack any of these department-specific coupons with a percent-off coupon, too:

  • INTIMATES10 takes $10 off your qualifying $40+ Warner’s/Olga purchase,
  • MYSTYLE takes $10 off your qualifying $50+ Women’s/Juniors purchase,
  • and DAD10 takes $10 off your qualifying $50+ Father’s Day gift purchase (and won’t it be fascinating to see what they consider appropriate gifts for his special day).

Combine all that with their usual sales/deals and some today-only Doorbusters, and you’ve got every reason to head on over there.

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You can’t have too many sneakers

The last time Keds had a big sale, I got a killer deal on some rose gold Kate Spade sneakers, and despite the fact that my fashionable adult daughter says they are “so extra,” I love them unapologetically. (Oh, they’re still available, though more than they were when I got ’em. Here they are.) I’ve been wearing Keds longer than she’s been alive, so she can hush.

Anyway, there’s plenty of options on sale, perfect for outfitting rapidly-growing children and picking up a fun little pair of kicks for yourself. Shipping is free, and if you use coupon code 20FORME you’ll get another 20% off your order, even on sale items.

There’s will always be a place in my heart for plain white Keds, but their new collaborations with Rifle Paper and Kate Spade are ah-maze-ing. Go take a look.

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There’s still time to score for Mom

Whether you still need something for Mom or you just have some random shopping to do (something for the house, or new clothes for the kids, or something for yourself!), thank goodness there’s almost always a big sale event at Kohls.

Right now they’ve got the usual sales and doorbusters happening, plus you’ll earn $10 Kohls Cash for every $50 you spend, plus coupons galore. Have a Kohls charge card? (If not, why on earth not? It’s the only store card I have, because the coupons make it 100% worth it.) Use coupon code MOM30 for an extra 30% off and code MAYMVCFREE for free shipping on any size order. No card? You can still get free shipping on your $75+ order, plus use code DAYLIGHT15 for 15% off. Everyone can stack code MOMSDAY10 for $10 off your qualifying $50+ Mother’s Day purchase, code PATIOSAVE50 for $50 off your $200+ qualifying patio furniture purchase, or JEWELRY20 for an additional 20% off fine or silver jewelry.

Even better, many items are available for online order and store pickup, so if you need something in a hurry, they’ve got you covered. Not that you would ever leave anything to the last minute, of course. Just hypothetically.

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Welcome to May, geeks!

Is there ever a bad time to shop at ThinkGeek? No. No, there is not. Everything there is nerd-vana perfection, and even at full price it’s hard to find fault with their ridiculous assortment of awesomeness you can’t find anywhere else. But! Sometimes are even better times to shop there, and today is one of those times.

That’s because today only (Wednesday, May 1st), they’ve got an extra 75% off clearance items plus 25% off everything else, with the discount taken in-cart. That means everything is ridiculously, stupidly cheap, making this the perfect day to get goodies for Mother’s Day or Father’s Day or even a jump on your holiday shopping. No fooling. Shipping is $8.95 (boo), but it’s free on $50+. Get going!

(Am I going to buy a dozen Draw What Success Looks Like coloring books to give out as college graduation gifts? Mayyyyybe.)

[Edited to add: Getting to $50 after coupon is a little bit tricky, because the last 25% off is taken at the very last step. You may need to play with your cart a little to get free shipping.]

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Heads up for shoe deals

I’ll confess to being slightly less enamored of 6pm.com since they went to a $50 minimum for free shipping (boooo…), but I do still check over there periodically because sometimes the deals are worth it, especially if you have a bunch of shopping to do. Well, today would be a good day to stock up—they’re doing a Tax Week Sale, with some of the lowest prices I’ve seen there since Black Friday.

You know they have more than shoes, too, right? I mean, I’m not saying I’m going to buy myself this rose gold moto jacket, necessarily, but if I was, I sure would rather pay the current $35 price for it than the original $195….

If you were planning to outfit your rapidly-growing kids (or yourself) for the season change, anyway, you may just find some awesome deals. Check it out.

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I went to Kohls and I didn’t die

Y’all know I absolutely adore Kohls, right? They’ve always got sales and coupons and bonuses, and they carry pretty much everything. But usually I shop them online, because as we all know, I am sort of allergic to going to the actual store. But I did! This weekend! My oldest was home for spring break and needed a few things, so we hit the actual store and cleaned up. Plus, we were in the checkout line when we realized we were just about $2 short of getting that sweet, sweet Kohls Cash, so then I had to buy a Godiva chocolate bar for us to eat on the way home. So, win-win!

I was just pulling said Kohls Cash out of my purse and realized there’s still time to score on this round of goodies, so let me help you get in on the deals:

* Right now everyone gets free shipping on $75+, 15% off with code SPRINGTIME, and $10 Kohls Cash for every $50 you spend. In addition, take $10 off $50+ on eligible Kids’ purchases with code KIDS10 or $10 off eligible Women’s purchases with code STYLE10.

* But through 3/31/19, Kohls Card holders also get free shipping on any order with code MARMVCFREE, plus save an additional 30% with coupon code FASHION30.

Do remember that Kohls will take deductions in the way most beneficial to them, so if you have 30% off and $10 off, they’ll take the $10 first, to reduce the percentage off. Also, you need to have those all-important $50 increments for Kohls Cash after coupons, and before taxes. Still, it’s hard to argue with savings like these, especially on top of their eight gazillion sales events.

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Time to make the kids adorable

Really the only reason I can think of to have a lot of kids is so that you can dress them alike for holidays, right? I mean, I’m not an expert or anything, but I’m pretty sure that’s true.

If your kids are still wearing actual kid sizes (as opposed to having a kid who now regularly raids your closet, not naming any names…), today’s a good day to go stock up at Children’s Place on everything, because they’ve got matching Easter clothes, sure, but also everything else they might need, and today:
1) The whole store is at least 60% off,
2) except for shoes, which are 50% off,
3) and you earn $10 Place Cash for every $10 spent,
4) plus every order ships for free!

I see they’ve even expanded their sizing some since my kids outgrew them—there’s an entire “tween” section now. I’m only a little bitter.

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Here, I make an exception for shipping

You know how I like to say that paying for shipping is for suckers. Most of the time, I think that’s true. Many (most?) online retailers offer free shipping one way or another, with some regularity. One of the very few exceptions I make to this rule is when Dillard’s takes an additional 40% off their clearance like they’re doing right now. Dillard’s charges a flat $10(ish; I think it’s $9.95) for shipping no matter what, always. And that’s a bummer. But. When they start taking these additional discounts on clearance items, I nearly always go ahead and shop them anyway. It’s a great time to pick up an otherwise expensive bed linen set, or a kitchen electric, or even a fancy dress (prom season will be here before you know it). And yes, I’d rather not pay for shipping, but these savings usually make it worth it.

And while I’m browsing (did I mention that my oldest has come out of her shell in college and I had no idea there were so many formals and semi-formals because she never went to any of them in high school…?), let me just say that the trend toward fancy-schmancy gowns having pockets is delighting me to no end.

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Savings for the cool kids

It’s another big sale at Tillys, and because I once gave birth to two adorable small babies who are now both taller than I am and supposed adults with style, this pleases me. Tillys specializes in clothing, shoes, and accessories for the trendy, and is one of my favorite places to pick up expensive sneakers on the cheap.

So right now they have their sale items marked down again with as much as an additional 70% off, and you automatically get free shipping on your $49+ order. But! Coupon code H2W64ZMHNFRP will get you free shipping on any size order, plus if you find yourself grabbing stuff at regular price (hey, that’s not my style, but you do you), the code will also take an extra 20% off your highest-price non-sale item.

Anyway, whether you’re looking for a unicorn headband and some bath bombs or a cool pair of Vans, chances are today’s the right day to score a deal.

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