Showing posts with label christmas. Show all posts
Showing posts with label christmas. Show all posts

Friday, March 13, 2020

Up to 50% off Advent Calendars at Amazon

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Amazon has a bunch of advent calendars on sale including:
  • Lego City Building Kit (234 Pieces) 
  • Funko: Marvel 80th Anniversary
  • Funko: Harry Potter
  • Paw Patrol
  • Playmobil - Construction Site Fire Rescue
  • Thomas & Friends Fisher-Price Minis
  • Lego Friends Advent Calendar Building Kit (330 Pieces)
  • and more 
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Friday, February 7, 2020

Step2 My First Christmas Tree $23.74 (regularly $50) at Amazon

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Amazon has the Step2 My First Christmas Tree on sale for $23.74 (regularly $49.99).  This is a really popular toy at Christmas time and has even been known to sell out.

Toddlers can decorate their very own Christmas tree, complete with the ornaments and Star On top. No need to worry about breaking fragile ornaments or getting pricked by real Tree branches; The curved edges and kid-friendly size allow toddlers to get involved in decorating for the season -- safely. Toddlers can place the eight colorful ornaments on the tree and play with the miniature train set while waiting for Santa to arrive.

Thursday, February 6, 2020

Thomas & Friends MINIS Advent Calendar $14.99 (regularly $35)

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Walmart has the Thomas & Friends MINIS 2019 Advent Calendar on clearance for $14.99 (regularly $34.97).

Christmas on the Island of Sodor is the most festive time of all, and now children can celebrate the holiday with this special MINIS-themed Advent Calendar Kids can count down the 24 days of Christmas with a different MINIS gift for each day, including 6 exclusive MINIS with holiday-themed decoration.

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Dr. Seuss' The Grinch 10-Piece Collectible Figure Set $19.99 (regularly $50)

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Walmart has the Dr. Seuss' The Grinch 10-Piece Collectible Figure Set on sale for $19.99 (regularly $49.95).
The Grinch Collectible Figure Set features 10 of your favorite Who-ville characters as deluxe figures. The set includes: The Grinch in Santa Outfit, Max, Cindy-Lou, The Grinch with coffee, Izzy, Ozzy, Axl, The Grinch with Cane-Cane snap pose, Groopert, and Fred the Reindeer.

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Harry Potter: A Hogwarts Christmas Pop-Up Advent Calendar $19.99 (was $40)

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Amazon has the Harry Potter: A Hogwarts Christmas Pop-Up (Advent Calendar) on sale for $19.99 (regularly $39.99).

The book is filled with 25 keepsakes of iconic magical artifacts and other elements from the films, which can be used as ornaments to decorate the pop-up tree.

Saturday, January 4, 2020

$4.99 Baby’s First Christmas Handprint or Footprint Holiday Ornament Kit (was $9.95)

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Amazon has the Baby’s First Christmas Handprint or Footprint Holiday Ornament Kit on sale for $4.99 (regularly $9.95).

Always cherish your little ones prints during the most wonderful time of the year with Pearhead's babyprints ornament. This adorable, do-it-yourself, ornament is easy to make and 100% baby safe. The babyprints ornament comes with a package of clay, a shaping ring, rolling pin, red and green festive ribbons, and a pin to create the ornament hanging hole.

Friday, January 3, 2020

$6.26 Christmas Santa's Enchanted Mailbox at Walmart (regularly $25)

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Walmart has the Christmas Multicolor Santa's Enchanted Mailbox Decoration on sale for $6.26 (regularly $24.97).

Keep the holiday vibe alive in your household with this Santa's Enchanted Mailbox. This item will surely be a hit among the young and old alike. Write your holiday wishes down, put it in one of the included envelopes and insert it into the slot. Close the door, raise the arm and listen as a magical song plays. When the door is opened, the letter is gone — on the way to the North Pole. This Christmas mailbox brings delight and wonder to the yuletide season.

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

$2.20 Funko Pop! Disney: Nightmare Before Christmas - Undersea Gal (was $11)

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Amazon has the Funko Pop! Disney: Nightmare Before Christmas - Undersea Gal on sale for $2.20 (regularly $10.99).

From Nightmare before Christmas, undersea gal, as a stylized POP vinyl from Funko! Figure stands 3 3/4 inches and comes in a window display box.

Monday, December 30, 2019

$2.49 Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Little Golden Book (regularly $5)

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Amazon has the Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Little Golden Book on sale for $2.49  (was $4.99).

All of the other reindeer make fun of Rudolph and won't let him play in their reindeer games because he's different. But when Christmas is almost cancelled because of a huge snowstorm, Rudolph comes to the rescue with his wonderful shiny red nose.

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Sunday, December 29, 2019

How to get the best after Christmas toy clearance prices

Christmas toy clearance is starting.  Here is the markdown schedule for all of the best sale stores.
I will update this post as dates and information changes.  Not all stores follow the same dates or clearance amounts.
  • Bed Bath and Beyond: 
    • 50% - December 26
    • 70% - January 3
  • CVS: 
    • 50% - December 26
    • 75% - January 5
    • 90% January 12
  • Dollar General: 
    • 50% - December 26
    • 70% - January 31
    • 90% - January 14
    • 25¢ - January 21
  • Hobby Lobby: 
    • 66% - December 26
    • 80% - December 29
    • 90% - January 2
  • Lowes: 
    • 75% - December 26
  • Michael's: 
    • Grab Bags - January 28
  • Rite Aid: 
    • 50% - December 26
    • 75% - January 5
  • Target: 
    • 50% - December 26
    • 70% - December 28
    • 90% - December 31
  • Walgreens: 
    • 50% - December 26
    • 70% - January 7
    • 90% - January 13
  • Walmart: 
    • 50% - December 26
    • 75% - December 31
    • 90% - January 11 
Here are some tips for getting the best deals:
1. Go to the stores now to see what's on sale and how much is left.
Check out the stores now to see what you want and how much inventory they have.  You'll be able to decide if you should get the items at 50% or if it's worth risking the wait to 90%.
2. Check different locations.
It's weird but different locations have different inventory.  What's popular at one location will be available at another.
3. Hide stuff?!?
I have mixed feelings about this.  I hate seeing instagram posts from people showing off how they bought every single box of a specific toy.  If you know that there are people that do that at your stores then I feel it is more than fair to hide a few items. Luggage is supposed to be a great place for hiding.
4. Make friends.
Lots of other shoppers and store employees will give you tips and point out items you may not think or know about.  Store managers and employees will run the codes for you if you are nice.  And other shoppers may even share their baskets and tips of what stores are the best to go to.

5. Check instagram.
Instagram is the best for find out what is part of the hidden sale -- items not marked but still ringing up on clearance.  Search under the store hashtag to find these items quickly.
6. Try working in a team. 
It's hard to know which store is going to be the best one to start at.  If you have a group to work with you can each start at a different location and get to more stores early.
7. Ask
A lot of people report that when something is not discounted but seems like it should be they ask for a discount and will sometimes get one.  
8. Compare prices at different stores.
Many of the same items go on sale at different stores.  Know which ones will have the best deals.

Good luck and if you have any other tips please share them in the comments.  I hope you all get awesome finds this year!!!

Saturday, December 28, 2019

Price Drop - Funko Advent Calendar: Marvel 80th Anniversary $20 (regularly $50)

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Amazon Walmart has the Funko Advent Calendar: Marvel 80th Anniversary on sale for $34.95 $20 (was $49.99).  This is the #1 selling advent calendar on Amazon.

This calendar contains pocket pop's of all of your favorite Marvel characters. 

Monday, December 16, 2019

Free Things to do on Christmas Day


1. Take a winter walk.
2. Play some football.
3. Make a snowman.
4. Sing carols.
5. Go sledding.
6. Have a snowball fight.
7. Roast chestnuts by the fire.
8. Play a board game.
9. Write a holiday play and act it out.
10. Play charades.
11. Skype or Facetime friends and family that are far away.
12. Write thank you notes.
13. Volunteer.
14. See the Christmas lights.
15.Watch a movie.
16. Make a special recipe.
17. Make a Christmas craft.
18. Read Christmas stories aloud.
19. Coloring.
20. Make hot cocoa.
21. Look at old photo albums.
22. Work on a scrap book.
23. Listen to holiday music.
24. Make photo frames.
25. Take a winter drive.
26. Select toys to donate.
27. Cut paper snowflakes.
28. Take a family Christmas photo.
29. Create decorations.
30. Read Christmas cards aloud.
31. Track Santa.
32. Watch old home movies.
33. Take turns saying thank you.
34. Go on a Christmas scavenger hunt.
35. Tell stories of favorite Christmas Memories.

$5.99 The Polar Express Blu-ray or DVD at Amazon (regularly $15)

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Amazon has the Polar Express DVD or Blu-ray on sale for $5.99 (regularly $14.96).

The Polar Express is an enchanting holiday tale of a young boy who doubts that Santa Claus truly exists. On one special Christmas Eve, as the boy skeptically waits for the sound of sleigh bells, a magical train appears outside his home and the conductor invites him aboard. What lies ahead is an extraordinary adventure of self-discovery through which the young boy learns that for those who believe, the wonders of life never fade. 

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Sunday, December 15, 2019

Reminder: December 15 - Free Photo with Santa and Surprise Gift at Kohls

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On December 15, 2019 from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.Kohl’s is hosting a free photo with Santa event in their toy department.

Plus, kids will be able also get a free surprise gift from Disney, Mattel, LEGO or Play-Doh.

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Saturday, December 14, 2019

101 Super Easy Elf on a Shelf Ideas

If you are running out of Elf on a Shelf ideas or just looking for some new ones here are some of the simplest ideas I could find.  Let me know what you favorite ones are.

Also, remember you can get cute stuffed elfs at the Dollar Tree.

If you are new to the Elf game: "The magical Scout Elves help Santa manage his naughty and nice lists by taking note of a family’s Christmas adventures, and reporting back to Santa at the North Pole nightly," according to the official Elf on the Shelf website. "Each morning, the Scout Elf returns to its family and perches in a new spot, waiting for someone to spot them."  Each morning, your child awakens to find the family's personal elf in a new place, often doing something funny or mischievous.  Here are some ideas of what the elf can be doing:

1. Sipping on some cocoa.
2. Napping in a box of tissue.
3. Eating a candy cane.
4. Hiding in the refrigerator with a dish towel blanket wrapped around him.
5. Making a snow angel in a pile of sugar.
6. Writing a message out of cereal.  Keep it simple such as "be good."
7. Reading a book.
8. Toilet papering the Christmas Tree.
9. Hiding in a plant.
10. Wrapping presents.
11. Riding in a shoe train.  Line all of the shoes up and stick the elf in the front.
12. Playing a board game.
13. Making paper snowflakes.
14. Taking a marshmallow bath.  Place a bunch of marshmallows in the sink and stick the elf in the middle.
15. Watching TV.  Set him next to the remote and give him a little bowl of popcorn.
16. Wrapped up in wrapping paper.
17. Wrapped up in toilet tissue on top of the toilet.
18. Tucked into bed.
19. Hanging with the other stuffed animals.
20. Squishing toothpaste onto the kid's toothbrush.
21. Playing video games.
22. Making cookies.
23. Sitting above the stockings having replaced them with underwear.
24. Outside the front or back door trying to get back in.
25. Hanging in the chandelier.
26. Hiding in a stocking.
27. With the camera taking photos.
28. Coloring with a coloring book.
29. Riding on the vacuum cleaner.  This is even better with a roomba.
30. Sliding down a box.  Lean a box on an angle and have the elf on a piece of cardboard sliding down.
31. Talking on the phone.
32. In the middle of a toilet paper roll that is going down the stairs and has been partially unrolled.
33. Hugging Barbie or another doll or stuffed animal.
34. In a pile of stickers with stickers all over his body.
35. Wrapping the tree in tin foil.
36. Drawing faces on fruit.
37. Playing with Legos.
38. Stuffed in a sock in the sock drawer.
39. Dressed up in doll clothes.
40. Hiding in the tree.
41. Reading the Christmas cards.
42. Riding the train under the tree.
43. Zipping up backpacks.
44. Setting up the silverware for breakfast
45. Untying shoes.
46. On top of the tree.
47. In the manger.
48. Stuck in the blinds.
49. Hanging from the top of a shade.
50. On top of a ceiling fan set on low.
51. On top of a paper airplane.
52. Acting as a book end.
53. On the computer writing a letter to Santa.
54. Stuck in a slinky falling from the top of the stairs.
55. Playing scrabble with the tiles spelling "be good."
56. In the microwave surrounded by popcorn.
57. In the car at the wheel.
58. With his head in a bag of candy.
59. On top of a stack of cans with its hand in a basket of candy.
60. On top of a pyramid of cans.
61. On the edge of the sink having pooed chocolate chips.
62. Blowing bubble gum (a pink balloon next to gum wrappers).
63. Looking at toy ads.  You could even give it a crayon and have some of them circled.
64. Doing a jigsaw puzzle.
65. Caught in Christmas lights
66. Sliding down the railing.
67. Tied to the string of a balloon up in the air.
68. Eating a candy cane.
69. Climbing a bow wall.
70. Surrounded by a bunch of crumbled white paper balls with a sign saying "snowball fight."
71. Standing up with its legs in two tubes of wrapping paper stuffed into boots.
72. Sitting on top of the toilet paper roll with some of it pulled out and cut into snowflakes.
73. At the printer with printouts of pictures of himself.
74. Holding on to the plunger that is in the toilet.
75. Playing a toy or real instrument.
76. Having a tea party with other toys.
77. In the doll house.
78. Having eaten a piece of fruit and leaving the pit.
79. On top of a box of tissue with one in its hand and a bunch of crumpled up ones scatters around.
80. Cleaning.  On top of a cleaner holding a tiny piece of paper towel.
81. Setting the table.
82. Eating pet food with a sign saying yuck.
83. Making the grocery list.
84. Rolled up in ribbon.
85. Peeking into the gift bags.
86. Solving Math problems.
87. Having stuck bows all over the room.
88. Clipping coupons.
89. Dusting.
90. Listening to Christmas songs with headphones.
91. Sorting socks.
92. Building a block tower.
93. Playing cards.
94. Swinging from an ornament.
95. In the car with its seat belt on.
96. Floating in the tub on a bath toy.
97. Riding a stuffed animal with a parade of animals behind it.
98. Making breakfast with Christmas candy poured into a pan and the elf on the handle with a spoon in its hand.
99. Hanging in mistletoe.
100. In the wreath.
101. Washing toy cars with a sponge.

Reminder: December 14 - Free Levi’s Holiday T-Shirt Event at JCPenney

Saturday, December 14, 2019 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. JCPenney Kid Zone is hosting a free event where kids can design their own Levi’s Holiday T-Shirt.

Your store will have all of the needed materials for the kids to create their t-shirt.

Plus, parents will also get a 10% off purchase coupon valid on December 14th only.

Find more information at:

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

10 Fun Stocking Stuffers for Boys under $10

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Bag Of Reindeer Farts Cotton Candy (Currently $8.95)

Smack it Card Game (currently $8.99)

Makes your bike sound like a motorcycle.

Carry the beauty of the moon and project it anywhere with this convenient moon torch.

Blank Comic Book (currently $5.99)

Mummy Book Light (currently $9.20)

Slinky (currently $3.39; regularly $15)

Saturday, December 7, 2019

Free Holiday Experience Gifts

A Winter Walk

You know how Anna gives Elsa the perfect day in Frozen Fever?  Plan a holiday inspired winter walk, but instead of giving gift after gift, create a story line.  Tell your child about the landmarks you pass and how they help with the holidays and winter. 

For example:
- This tree is the protector tree and make sure all of the animals nearby are ready for the winter cold.  - This rock is the magic rock and if an animal is cold it will gently warm to help ease it's discomfort.
- This building hides a secret family of elves.  They help Santa learn about all of the kids in the neighborhood.
- This house is where the original gingerbread man was made. 

Your kids will remember it and cherish it. 

A Visit to see Santa

Many malls and stores have special events where kids can meet and get a photo with Santa and several this year are even giving gifts.

Bake Cookies

Cookies are the perfect treat for the holidays.  Share a favorite recipe or find a new one and make the cookies together.  You can then either package them as gifts from your child to special friends and family members or eat them yourselves or leave them for Santa.

Movie Night

There are lots of wonderful holiday movies.  Have a movie night and either watch one of your favorite classics or discover a new movie. 

Make an Ornament

It can be as simple as a picture hanging from a string to a more elaborate craft.  Make sure to include your child's age on the back or bottom.  


There are many volunteer organizations that allow children to help.  Check with your local officials or library for ideas. 

Reminder: December 7 - Free Gingerbread House Bell maker event at Michaels

Saturday December 7 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Michaels is hosting a free Gingerbread House Bell maker event.  All supplies will be included.

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Friday, December 6, 2019

Stocking Stuffers for Girls under $10

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Shrinky Dinks Mermaids.   Color, bake and shrink mermaid and sea creature figurines. Connect their pieces to their stands and make up exciting adventures for them.

Currently $5.98

Alex Spa Sketch and Sparkle Tattoo Pens. Use the stick on stencils to trace trendy designs, then peel off and color! Girls will love the beautiful results that are easy to create! Tattoo ink washes off with soap and water.

Currently $6.64 (regularly $8.99)

Lip Smacker Lippy Pal Lip Balm, Unicorn MagicKeep lips magically smooth & soft with this adorable, unicorn-shaped lip balm. Delivers the soft shine & moisturizing power of classic Lip Smackers lip balm in cute animal packaging. 

Currently $2.99 (regularly $3.95)

Surprise Growing Unicorn Hatching Rainbow EggJust add water and hatch your own unicorn friend! 

Currently $7.80 (regularly $12)

Super Slow Rising Scented Cat Squishy. This is Cat squishy.  You can squeeze it and squish it.  Watch your little friend rise slowly back to its original form after squishing.  Scented with cream or fruit.

Currently $6.95 (regularly $8.99)

Which Princess Are You? - A Magical Christmas Princess Personality Quiz. This fun activity book game was created as a personality quiz to determine which princess your little girl or boy is most similar to.

Currently $5.99

LED Colorful Flashing Gloves. Each glove glows red, green, and blue in 6 different modes: Solid, flashing, and alternating patterns. Simply press the button on the cuff to turn on/off. 

Currently $5.99

Fuzzy Rabbit Sleep Mask.   Super soft and comfortable for relaxation and sleep.

Currently $6.99

Notebook Doodles Go Girl!: Coloring & Activity Book.  Inside this book, you'll find 30 of my fun and inspirational notebook doodle designs that are just waiting to be filled with color! I've also included more than 20 color palettes to help get you started on your coloring adventure.

Currently $6.79
Cartoon animal socksNo show socks with anti-slip silicone featuring cute animal faces.

Currently $8.99

Flower Wooden Magnets Craft Kit. This all-inclusive kit includes four three-dimensional flower magnets in different designs, four pots of paint, a paintbrush, 12 gem stickers, and glitter glue to add extra sparkle.

Currently $4.99

Holographic Scratch Off Mini NotesBlank novelty note cards with a fun metallic layer hidden under the black matte coating.

Currently $8.99

Gratitude Journal. Divided into sections, each with a date, the book encourages writing about gratitude.

Currently $5.99

Colorful Cat Night Light.  Warm white light mode and 7-color breathing mode.

Currently $9.99

Disney Baby Minnie Hair Brush and Wide Tooth Comb Set.  Extra-soft bristles on the brush are gentle on your child's scalp while brushing. For thin or thick hair that is dry or wet, the comb has two sets of teeth for detangling. Both the brush and comb are sized just right for little hands, should your little one want to try it on his or her own.

Lib Balm Holder Key Chain. The holder is designed to snuggly fit any standard chapstick or lip balm. This ensures that the chapstick won’t fall out when needed most. 

Currently $9.53 (regularly $11.99)