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Epic (if slightly confused) clearance

Listen, I don’t know what’s going on over at Old Navy, exactly, and apparently neither do they. I mean, the site clearly states that you’ll get an automatic additional 40% off Clearance items in your cart, and yet those same items are marked “25% off taken at checkout” like maybe 25 is more than 40.

Well, they may be a little confused (or possibly bad at math?), but regardless: All Clearance is, indeed, another 40% off at checkout, and there’s a huge assortment of markdowns from which to choose. If Clearance doesn’t do it for you (seems impossible, but okay), everything else on the site is at least 25% off, too.

They’ve also got a coupon on the site you can print out and take to the store, but that requires putting on pants, soooo….

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A tabletop gamer’s game deal

Love strategy games for the family? Been looking for something in the flavor of Mice & Mystics for your next gaming adventure, but at a great price?

Today Amazon has Stuffed Fables available for just $36.62 shipped. (For reference: Its MSRP is $70, and its historical average price is around $55.) This particular game has been out for about a year to critical acclaim, and although it’s hardly cheap, this is a great price and the lowest it’s ever gone.

Plus the little figurines included are amazing. Just sayin’.

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Good news! We’re back just in time!

I have excellent news: After several weeks of (both metaphorically and literally) pulling my hair out, the emborkening of Want Not has been… uhhh… unborked. Three straight days of editing links by hand has led us to right now, where most everything is working again. (Not absolutely everything, but most things.) Hooray! Also, I am out of caffeine. Because I drank it all.

Anyway, now that things are functional again, I consider it a cosmic sign that today is the start of another round of coupons/deals at Kohls, because sure, they do this all the time, but still. (Let me have this moment, okay?)

Ready to save? Here you go:
Kohls charge card holders can use coupon code MITTENS30 for an extra 30% off, and code FREEMVCJAN for free shipping on any size order. Everyone gets free shipping on $75+, plus code SAVEBIG will take 20% off your $100+ order or 15% off, otherwise. Coupon code BABY10 will take $10 off eligible $30+ orders of baby/maternity items, and it stacks with percent off coupons.

As always, don’t forget to check out the clearance for your best deals. And if it’s holiday deals you’re after, don’t be alarmed by how little you see there—sometimes they forget to tag items as being on clearance. Here’s a handy link to Christmas clearance items for your browsing pleasure.

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It’s a Gold Box toy extravaganza!

Still putting together the last of the Christmas lists, or wanting to get the best bang for your buck for toy donations? Don’t miss today’s Amazon Gold Box offerings, where the very first Daily Deal is up to 40% off select popular toys and games. There are too many deals to mention, but whether you need a game, an action figure, an assortment of Nerf weapons, whatever, it’s probably on sale today. (Do note that many of the extremely cheap items are Add-Ons, but pick up some extras for donations at these prices.)

Happy hunting!

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National Free Shipping Day? Okay!

Honestly, it’s not like I normally have a problem getting to the minimum shipping threshold at the Gap family of stores—between the shared cart between Gap, Old Navy, and Banana Republic and the sorts of clothes I’m most often buying for my family it’s not a problem—but I’m sure not going to turn down my chance to pick up a few last-minute items on sale and with free shipping. So hop to it, today (Friday, December 14th) only!

Use coupon code SHIPDAY across all their sites to ship any size order for free. Old Navy has $8 holiday sweatshirts, tons of markdowns, and coupon code MORE will take 20% off any order of 30% off $75+. Banana Republic is taking an automatic 40% off everything and an additional 10% off sweaters. And Gap has up to 50% off everything, automatically, a slew of “mystery deals,” plus coupon code GIFTS takes another 20% off.

Honestly, what are you waiting for?

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Is it Kohls time again? You betcha

Hello! Did I run off and leave you last week? I apologize. I’m in a show right now and last week was tech and then opening weekend and, well, if you’re not a theater person the easiest way I can describe it is that the week before a show opens is like cramming for finals and having your first baby all rolled up in one. Exhilarating! Amazing! But also exhausting! So. If it makes you feel any better, I also haven’t fed my family for a week. (See? Doesn’t feel so bad now, right?)

Anyway! I’ve slept and I’m back. And so is Kohls, right on time with the last big sale where you can expect to get shipping in time for Christmas. Eeeeeverything is on sale, of course, with endless pages of doorbusters, $10 Kohls Cash for every $50 you spend plus free shipping on $50+, and then you can stack up the coupons to make it even better.

Kohls charge card holders can use coupon code JOY30 for an extra 30% off, and code DECFREEMVC for free shipping on any size order; everyone can use code USAVEMORE for 15% off any order or 20% off your $100+ order, plus—and I think this may be a first—coupon code HOME15 takes an additional 15% off most kitchen/dining items and it stacks with other percentage off coupons. So if you’re wanting a big-ticket kitchen item and you’re a card holder, you can use both JOY30 and HOME15 together. (Do remember that 30% + 15% does not equal 45% off, because they’ll take the 30% first and then the 15% off the remainder, but still, savings are savings.) Be aware that the extra home savings are only good through 11:59 tonight (Monday, December 10th).

I’m done shopping but, uh, I should probably go poke around just to see if there’s anything I forgot, right? Right.

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Gifts for geeks are always in style, rarely on sale

It’s not often that ThinkGeek has a sale, and they did have one last week, but rightthisverysecond they are having a flash sale for the next four hours only. Until 5:00 pm Eastern tonight (Monday, December 3rd), use coupon code HALFELF to take 50% off everything on the site, even items already on sale!

Shipping is automatically free on $35+. Lots of items are cleared out thanks to the previous sale, but if you want something that’s still available, well, today’s your lucky day.

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If they don’t make you laugh, check your pulse

Honestly, I came to tell you that Tillys is having a big ol’ flash sale today—30% off tons of items, with an additional 30-50% off items already on clearance, plus free shipping on every order. I mean, that alone is worthy of a post, especially if you have tweens or teens. But. Y’all. I have always purchased Vans from Tillys because they have great sales even on the limited edition and licensed lines, and my kids do appreciate cool shoes. Never in my wildest imaginings, though, did I know that this morning I would run across these Hulk Vans slip-ons. Please look at them for a minute. I promise they’ll make your day better.

My manchild needs those, right? Especially when you consider that Tillys has just about all sizes in stock, and should you even be able to find them elsewhere, they’re gonna cost a lot more than $30. (For reference: they don’t even have the size I need at Amazon, but the closest I can get would cost me $65. No thanks!)

No joke, I ordered them almost an hour ago and I’m still laughing.

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Why yes, I do have more book suggestions!

When my kids were little, we often did the “something you want, something you need, something to wear, something to read” approach to the holidays, which I loved. (Especially now that it’s more like “no Christmas presents for you because I just furnished your apartment over the summer… except you still need new boots and I found this other cute stuff too… dangit!”) Then, of course, I always cheated and made the “something to read” gift a whole stack of books, because: Books! You can never have too many books, right? Right!

Today at Amazon they’ve got the ridiculously well-rated and gorgeous Maps marked down to just $21 (40% off!) and then you can apply coupon code NOVBOOK18 to take another $5 off, making it $16 shipped. This is the perfect gift for those in the 7-11 age range, or really anyone who loves geography.

If that isn’t quite right, they’ve also got The 50 States marked down to $20.40 (not quite as good savings as Maps but still good, especially with the book coupon).

And if neither of those are quite enough, well, there’s The Atlas of Adventures or The Atlas of Dinosaur Adventures for $20.40 (both are coupon eligible, too, for another $5 off).

‘Tis the season to get your kids learning while they think they’re just having fun, folks.

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Nostalgia or new, Calvin and Hobbes is always perfect

I don’t care if you buy this for yourself or a fellow adult who just loved this strip back in the day or for your reluctant reader or, really, even if you buy it for your dog. It’s that good of a deal. It doesn’t matter! Right now Amazon has The Complete Calvin and Hobbes Box Set marked down to $44.61—its lowest price ever—plus you can apply coupon code NOVBOOK18 to this or any other Amazon-sold $20+ book purchase to save another $5.

That’s over 1,400 pages of Calvin and Hobbes for just under $40 shipped. (Best comic ever or best comic ever? I’m sayin’.)

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