30
Oct
2014

Kate Spade for Gap Kids- Limited Edition Collection

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Oh ya’ll!  So the good news is there is a DARLING collection of children’s clothing for Gap that launched today from Kate Spade. 

I saw that the line had officially launched this morning but we had a school field trip and I had to run off to hang out with some pretty cool 5 year olds.

Now that I am home and getting to check out the line, I can see many items are already selling out! So much for waiting for a sale on this stuff.

I will warn you this is Kate Spade- so none of these items are cheap.  This certainly won’t be a deal to everyone but if you love Kate Spade as much as I do and you want to grab a few things from this collection, you better hustle.  Some stores will also have things in stock but you might call ahead to check.   I called my store but they didn’t get in many of the items I wanted that were online.

There are some cute things for boys but it looks like most things are for the girls this time around.  I thought these Google eye shoes were cute- they are $39.

Head over to Gap here to take a look.

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30
Oct
2014

Target: Free Pez Dispenser with Gift Card Purchase

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Oh here is a cute little freebie you can order right now from Target. 

Get this Pez dispenser with candy when you purchase a gift card.  The gift cards start at $5.00 and the shipping is free!

So buy yourself a $5.00 gift card and then the kiddos can get this cute little Pez for their stockings.

Click here to order your Target Pez. 

**If you are on a mobile device sometimes the item won’t show up.  It is working properly from a desktop but you can try typing in “Pez” if you don’t see this from your phone.

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30
Oct
2014

Lumsing Portable Battery Pack $19

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If you can use a portable battery pack for your devices, you can pick up this Lumsing charger for $19 today.

I am not familiar with this brand but there are hundreds of excellent reviews and it is a best seller in portable battery packs.

Choose from white, champagne or black and the price is listed at $25.  Use coupon code:  TFBCKVPO  at checkout and the price drops to $19. 

Here is what this device will do:

Charges all iPhone four to five times, a Galaxy S3 thrice, or an iPad / iPad 2 once.

Super handy if you have any holiday travel this year!

Head over to Amazon to grab your charger.

Thanks Danny!

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30
Oct
2014

Shutterfly: 99 Photo Prints $5.99 Shipped

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Here is a nice offer- get 101 photo prints from Shutterfly for free!  You just have to pay the shipping charges which are $7.99.

The deal is a little better if you order 99 prints and then the shipping is $5.99.  So that works out to about $.06 per print which is an excellent price!

You do need to hurry because the sale ends on Saturday.

Head over to Shutterfly and use coupon code 101GOODIES at checkout.

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30
Oct
2014

Tiny Prints Coupon Code: Custom Labels and Gift Tags $3.99 Shipped

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Oh I am happy to see this offer is back!!   This weekend, you can take 50% off Tiny Prints address labels and gift tags plus I have a second code that is stacking for free shipping and another 20% off additional items.  This is the lowest price these labels go and they are a real steal at this price!

They have these gorgeous wrap around labels pictured above  or you can get the standard size too.  The wrap around look so pretty on holiday cards.  The gift tags come in circle or square and so so perfect for party favors or gift bags.

We order tons of these for parties and for the holidays- they are beautifully designed and instantly dress up any package.  Grab some with your child’s name on it and you will be all set for upcoming birthday parties.  No need to buy a card for each party- just stick these right on your gift.

The price is roughly $8.00 for a set of 24 labels or tags.

  • Use coupon code 1030DEAL at checkout for 50% off.
  • Make sure the shipping is set to the cheapest option at $3.99.
  • Use coupon code: TPH2A15 for an extra 20% off and free shipping.– Note the 20% off will work on additional items in your cart not on the labels or tags.

That drops the price to $3.99 which is a STEAL!  The wrap around labels are just a little bit more at $5 or so after coupon codes.

The 50% off code will last until 11/3 at at 8am PST but I don’t know how long the codes will continue to stack.  I would order right away to be sure you get the best deal.

Head over here to choose your labels.

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30
Oct
2014

Shop for Free: CVS, Walgreens and Rite Aid

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Here are the Shop for Free deals starting 11/2 at the drugstores. These are all items you can get for free or almost free. If you are new to shopping with coupons, you might want check out the Learning to use Coupons post. If you are new to shopping at the drugstores, check out the Drugstore 101 for all the info you need!

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30
Oct
2014

14 Days to a Happier Holiday: Day 4 {Holiday Travel}

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14 Days to a Happier Holiday

Oh gosh I hope you are guys are enjoying this series.  Each day we are tackling a new task and hopefully by the end of the 14 days we will be ready to sit back and enjoy our holiday season.  (As opposed to running around, stressed out, cranky and overwhelmed.)  I am hopeful that we all can maximize this magical time to enjoy our family and friends by getting a jump on all the planning.

So far we have organized our calendar, started our holiday budget, made a plan to tackle the holiday cards (and get the best deal possible!) and today we are going to…

Organize the Holiday Travel

If you have no travel plans at all this holiday season you get to take the day off! If you plan to travel via car or plane before the end of the year- well let’s get that all sorted out so we are ready.

This is all going to be common sense stuff. Typically 6 weeks out and on a Tuesday is the best time to look for deals on airplane tickets. This time of year deals are hard to come by so it is what it is. Even if you aren’t travelling until Christmas you still want to start thinking about it now- researching plane ticket prices, rental cars, hotels etc…

Before you book, be sure to double check the calendar we made on Day 1.  If there are any overlapping activities you will need to cancel, reschedule etc…

If you plan to drive your own car you probably want to be sure you are all up to date on service needs- if you have any work that needs to be done or oil changes etc… get those up on the calendar now so you make sure to take care of it before you go.

This is a great time to determine if you need to do any shopping for clothing etc… for your trip, do you have sufficient luggage etc.. etc…

I like to dig out my travel bag and make sure I have the products I need- razors, travel size toiletries etc…  Anything I need to pick up goes on the regular shopping list so I have it when I do need it.

I like to research the hotel a bit and see if they have microwaves/ fridges/ coffeemakers and then I plan to pack snacks accordingly.  I have small children so I tend to pack a lot of snacks and granola bars and such for their breakfast.

When I tackle family trips, I tend to get a list started with the big events I need to pack for.  Any parties, special events etc… and I start there.  So a trip for us might be 3 days in Seattle, pack 1 outfit for wedding reception, 1 outfit for Christmas Dinner, ski clothes or whatever it is.

I make sure to cover all the most important stuff first and then I can fill in regular outfits for each day.  We are a carry-on family so packing efficiently is super important.   This is a nice time to tick off in your head that you have everything- for my girls I want to make sure we have the dress shoes, tights, dresses, hair accessories, sweaters etc… Also if they haven’t worn these items in awhile be sure everything fits.  Nothing like going to a wedding or special event and having the kids in pants that rest about 2 inches above the ankle ;)

This is a great time to Google for projected temperatures in the cities you will be visiting- last year we flew from California where it was fairly mild to Seattle for Christmas.  We went on a special overnight stay to a gorgeous little town and it was so much colder than I expected!  We were literally freezing and miserable and really didn’t enjoy the magical place at all because I hadn’t packed appropriately.  Lesson learned!

This is also the time to double check your airline’s policy on luggage.  Our family prefers to carry on and pack very light and then we can spend the money saved on possibly upgrading our seats on the flight.  If you do need to check bags, be sure to research the price per bag as it can be a small fortune.

And lastly if you do have little ones, you might consider making a list of things to pack for entertainment.  DVD Players, Kindles, books, coloring books, race cars— anything you can think of to keep them happy and then anything you might want to buy needs to go on the shopping list.

If you do have all your travel booked already you might consider printing out your itinerary and conformation for the car, hotel, airline etc… now and get it all set with the luggage.  I know lots of people prefer to go paper free but I like hard copies of everything myself.  There is nothing worse than standing in a rental car line at 11pm in a strange city with exhausted kids trying to dig through email to find your confirmation (or worse praying your phone will just hurry up and charge.)

Oh and I like to put a reminder in my phone or a note on the calendar to check in for our flight at the correct time.  Flying can be so awful these days, best to try and get the best seats you possibly can the second it opens up.

And I think that wraps up planning for travel today!

Homework

1. Start searching for deals on your travel needs- cars, hotels, flights.

2. For car travel- confirm all service needs are up to date or schedule any maintenance that needs to be done.

3. Create a packing list and identify items that need to be purchased for the trip.

4. Print all your documents and set a reminder to check in 24 hours early for your flight.

And that is it for today!  I thought we could take Halloween off to enjoy our little ones and any fun activities you have planned, but meet me back here on Saturday for Day 5 of the series.

And if you want to follow along, you can continue to check in here daily or you can follow my 14 Days to a Happier Holiday pinboard or you can sign up for the daily email newsletter- enter your email at the top right corner- (goes out at 1pm PST daily).

 

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30
Oct
2014

Jamba Juice: Free Kid’s Smoothies on Halloween

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Oh Jamba Juice is offering the free smoothie promotion once again this year!

We loved this one last year.

On Halloween you can stop in from 2-7pm and children 8 and under get a free smoothie.

There is a limit of 4 per party.

I am not seeing the size listed- last year they were fairly good size smoothies but not full size of course.

Get the details here.

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