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Because they’re all about the shirts

Will I pass up an opportunity to get a great deal on quirky t-shirts for my (grown) kids? No, I will not. Which is why I’m over on the GameStop site right now combing through their 2 for $10 deal shirts, because the holidays are coming, and silly t-shirts are part of the deal.

Items are selling out fast—I already missed my chance to get cheap Dunder-Mifflin shirts, *sob*—but there’s plenty from which to choose. Happy hunting!

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I’m not saying you should

… I’m just happening to mention that if you’re interested in acquiring Monopoly: Cheaters Edition, right now it’s marked down to just $10.07 at Amazon, and it’s also offering me an additional coupon for $2.01 more off (I really appreciate that extra penny, Amazon, thanks!), too. (I suspect that’s a Prime thing.) (The coupon, not the extra penny.) The ratings on it are overwhelmingly favorable.

Anyway, I don’t know that I’ve played Monopoly since my kids were little, but for about $8 and with some shenanigans thrown in, I may have to get back to it.

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No need to thank me

It’s finally October, which means the holidays are—believe it or not—right around the corner, which means you will surely be attending a party with a White Elephant gift exchange in the next few months. The challenge there is always to bring the most ridiculous item, yes? I’ve got you.

Did you know that blindfolded Twister was a thing? Apparently it is, and today it’s half price at Amazon. Your ridiculous-item-for-under-$10 prayers have been answered, probably before you even knew you had them. You’re welcome!

If you want actual games rather than just ridiculousness, there’s a bunch of other Hasbro game markdowns happening over there. Connect Four is $5.50, Trouble is $7, Retro Battleship (man, I loved that game) is $11, Cheaters Edition Monopoly (I’m intrigued) is $10, and more. Time to stock up for rainy/snowy/sick days!

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I’ll take free shipping for… um, free

I cannot tell a lie: When TJ Maxx first opened up a storefront online, I wasn’t thrilled. What could possibly rival the endcaps in the store itself? What about that time I found a winter coat missing a button that had been marked down multiple times, and I ended up getting it for $3? Online couldn’t compare.

Well, eventually their online clearance caught up—maybe not quite to the $3 winter coat level, but you know—and I began quietly stalking them. And then every now and then they offer free shipping, and then it’s on. Like today! That’s right, today (Tuesday, September 17th) only, get automatic free shipping on any size order at TJ Maxx online. There’s tons of clearance. Um, maybe a little less since I went shopping just now. But hey, did I knock out some Christmas gifts? I sure did. (Listen, I’m not passing up $50 shoes for my kid for $15, or Under Armour gear at about two-thirds off retail.)

Did I also put a wide variety of dog-decorated bed linens into my cart before reminding myself that even if a pair of pillowcases is only $5, that doesn’t mean I have to buy them? Maybe.

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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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