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I almost forgot how to shop for new stuff

I was so busy with Poshmark [if you haven’t signed up yet, code wantnotdotnet gives us both $10 toward a purchase for a limited time!], I nearly forgot how to shop regular stores. A tragedy! But it’s okay, because today LOFT is having a giant sale and it turns out it’s just like riding a bike—I quickly remembered how to stack up all the savings. Phew!

So they’ve got everything on sale right now, with 60% off the hot summer styles, and an additional 40% coming off sale/clearance items in your cart when you apply code CYBER. And you can stack code CYBERVIP on top of that to save another 10%, too! Shipping is free on every order today and tomorrow.

There’s plenty of Petite/Plus/Maternity options, too, if you feel like stores never have your size. (Of course I’m the moron who’s scanning through and falls in love with something only to discover that it’s a Maternity item. Oops.)

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Cheap eyeglasses just got cheaper

It was many, many moons ago when I first ordered a whole mess of glasses in the name of science and then came back here and told you about them. (11 years ago! Time sure does fly when you are old and tired, I tell you what.) Since then, Zenni Optical has only gotten better—more options, faster shipping, great customer service (I had a pair with an issue and they replaced it for me), and even the occasional coupon code. My entire family wears glasses from Zenni. (They now have a Pride collection with 100% of proceeds from those frame sales going to the It Gets Better Project, which really sealed the deal for me.)

Anyway! Whether you need spares, some new sunglasses, readers—oh, and do upgrade to the Blue Blockers for your computer glasses (I just got mine a few months ago and I love them)—anything at all in glasses-land, you will love them. And right now, you can save 20% with coupon code FRIENDS20.

I don’t need new glasses, but with the 20% off… well… I’m sure I can find something….

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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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We’ve all got trash

Okay; this isn’t exactly an exciting deal, but it’s a decent deal, nonetheless. Right now Amazon has their house brand kitchen trash bags marked at $20.99 for a 200-pack, which is pretty good already—especially when you’ll save another 5% or 15% if you buy them on Subscribe & Save. But if you’re logged in, you should see a clippable 50% off coupon, and remember that those get deducted before your S&S discount.

I’ve already got my 5+ items for the month, so for me it ended up being $7.34. That’s under $.04/bag! And they’re averaging a 4.4 star rating with over 1,500 reviews. So: not exciting, but a darn good deal.

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I wish there was Miracle-Gro for other stuff

Hello! I hope you had a pleasant weekend. Mine was pretty good, and then this morning my fridge died, so I have been spending hours doing things like calling repair places and packing coolers with all the food we just bought instead of, oh, I don’t know, working. So that’s fun. Not that I’m bitter, or anything.

But now someone is coming in a few hours and I can concentrate on other things. Like, say, learning that apparently I am supposed to be fertilizing the trees and shrubs in front of our house. I thought that the dogs were taking care of that for me, but apparently not. Anyway! Right now Amazon has 12-packs of Miracle-Gro fertilizer spikes for trees & shrubs available for $5.40 shipped, so that seems pretty awesome, given that they normally cost about a buck a spike. This seems like an excellent way for me to pretend I’m taking care of our “landscaping” (I feel like the quotation marks are necessary because none of it is planned…) without doing much in the way of work.

Still, I think the dogs should pay for them.

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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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It’s a Beauty Box bonanza

I had the check the calendar. Yep, that’s right: today is May 8th, and Target finally has the May Beauty Box available for purchase. Per usual, it’s $7 shipped and contains 7 fun health and beauty goodies, including a full-size bottle of Sinful Colors “Fool for Azul” which is worth $7 all by itself.

But it gets even better, because if you check out the entire Beauty Box section you’ll see there’s five different April beauty boxes still available, and three of those are just $5 each.

It’s the perfect time to go ahead and indulge your affinity for tiny-size products, or to start thinking about stocking stuffers. I’m not telling you what to do. (I’ll just be over here repeating “Fool for Azul” over and over because it’s fun to say.)

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Time for our favorite undies

Do I post everysingletime Aerie has a deal on panties? Yes. Yes, I do. I’m not sorry. Their stuff is cute and comfy and pretty durable and I don’t know when I reached an age where underwear costs upwards of $20+ per piece at “department stores,” but I’m not spending that kind of cash. So! Right now Aerie has panties at $35 for 10, but if you add 10 to your cart and apply coupon code SPRING, it brings the total down to just $25. $2.50/pair?? That’s cheaper than the stuff that comes in packages at the big box stores.

Shipping is free with ShopRunner (and ShopRunner is free if you have PayPal), otherwise it’s a flat $7 on orders up to $50, after which it’s free. (And yes, there’s lots of other stuff on sale, too, of course.)

Be forewarned that the site is running pretty slow right now, but it’s worth it to muscle through if you like their stuff. Also: If you’re new to Aerie, be advised that they are definitely Juniors sizing. (In other words: Those of us who aren’t teens need to size up!)

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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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Instant Pot, Instant Pot

I must admit that I still haven’t hopped on the Instant Pot bandwagon. I own five crock pots (yes, really) (listen, they’re all different!) and I work from home and they still serve me well. But for folks who need to go from “what should we have for dinner?” to “come and get it” in a flash, I definitely see the appeal.

So various Instant Pot deals come and go, but what caught my eye today in the Amazon Gold Box is that they’ve got three different sizes on a Daily Deal, including the adorable 3-quart version at just $48, which would be perfect for those of you who don’t need the big honkin’ versions. Like, if I wanted one and I could manage to get my adult children to fully vacate my house for any period of time, this is definitely the one I’d grab. Then again, my kids seem to keep turning up again and again, so I guess I’ll stick to my 6-quart Ninja cooker for now.

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