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Kate Spade does Friends & Family

You’re part of the family over at Kate Spade, right? I mean, you’re fond of them but also sort of offended by their prices and their thinking they’re so great, right? It’s just like family. Anyway, shop ‘em right now and take 25% off anything with code DEAREST, and it works on sale items, so there are some huge savings to be had.

Shipping is free, as are returns (on anything that isn’t final sale). Go get yourself a treat at a manageable price.

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Ready to switch to LEDs?

If you’re like me, your hippy-dippy crunchy side goes to war with your need for bright light every time you buy compact fluorescents and wish there was a better option. And there is—LED lightbulb technology has come a long way in the last few years, now offering energy-efficient bulbs that give off well-balance, bright light.

Right now Amazon has this 6-pack of daylight LED 60W-equivalent bulbs available for just $34.66, a good $10 cheaper than I can find them anywhere else. They’re highly rated in customer satisfaction and performance, and each bulb can last for up to 20,000 hours.

We’ve replaced most of our household fixtures with LEDs over the years, but these are perfect for the conventional lamps we still have here and there. Maybe you’ll find the deal useful, too. (I know someone emailed me about LEDs recently. Sue? Was that you?)

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Woohoo, it’s a Woot-Off!

You know I always appreciate a Woot-Off, but today it’s even better because I’ve got a sick kid and a million things to do and so maybe you’ll get so wrapped up in the Woot-Off you won’t notice me over here dropping all of these balls I’m supposed to be juggling. Yeah. Let’s go with that.

They’re Wooting Off all day long at Woot, Home.Woot, Tools.Woot, Sport.Woot, Kids.Woot, and—our favorite source of wine-and-other-random-things—Wine.Woot. That means a new deal every 30 minutes or sooner (depending on how quickly it sells out), and some fantastic bargains tossed in the mix that you might be lucky enough to catch.

On top of that, there’s 15 new designs available over at Shirt.Woot—it’s the April Shirtstorm!—and they’re just $8 apiece.

Happy Wooting!

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Need some LEGO ideas?

It’s out of stock at the moment, but you can order it and get it when it comes back in (and maybe save it for the holidays or use it as a gift closet item…?)—Amazon has the LEGO Ideas Book available for just $7.93 right now (retail is $25). This highly-rated, gorgeous hardcover book is a must-have for any LEGO nut, and this is the lowest price it’s ever been.

If I was still running a birthday party gift closet (my kids have pretty much outgrown that), I’d buy a stack of these.

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Write a little every day

This one would be a fun little gift for someone, or to get you putting pen to paper more often: Amazon has this Q&A a Day: 5-Year Journal marked down to just $7.68 (its lowest price ever), and it has great reviews. Answer a question every day—nothing extensive, just a quick response—and over the years you’ll end up with a compendium of thoughts. Kind of a neat concept, no?

According to the reviews, it’s a year’s worth of questions with spaces to answer each one five times, so if you stick with it, you can see how your answers changed year to year. I like it.

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Oh, baby (gear)!

If you’re gearing up for a new baby—or helping out someone else who is—there’s a few notable deals happening at Amazon right now. For example, their #1 best-selling Graco FastAction carseat/jogger combo in red is down to just $199, when the other colors are all still $270+.

On the other hand, they’re also doing a big 20% off select Graco items event, and you can pick up the same set in tangerine there for a bit less by buying the stroller and seat separately and reaping the 20% savings. And there’s other goodies there, too, like highchairs and pack-n-plays and such.

Basically, it’s a good time to shop for baby stuff. Apparently they don’t make a pack-n-play for teenagers, which is a real shame if you ask me.

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It’s always a good time for coffee

Need K-cups? Check out this deal at Amazon on many flavors of the highly-rated Caza Trail K-cups—you’ll have to poke around to see what’s available, but many flavors in the 100-count size are marked at $35, which is already pretty good. But, if you’re buying directly from Amazon, there’s a 20% off coupon you can clip, plus you can buy via Subscribe & Save for additional savings. If you’re already up to 5+ items for your monthly delivery, you’re looking at potentially getting 100 cups of coffee for under $23, or around $.23/cup.

Make sure you’re signed in to be eligible for the coupon, and make sure the seller is Amazon. Not all flavors are eligible.

And then… enjoy your coffee!

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Are your feet ready for summer?

Spring is in full force here in Georgia, which means everything is coated in a couple of inches of yellow pollen, and the whole family is playing the “Is it allergies, or is it a cold?” game. Fun! But no matter, because soon it will be summer, and the pollen will abate, and then we can play the “Is it really 100 degrees at breakfast?” game.


If you’re getting ready to bust out the sandals and have realized that either all sandals have been outgrown or you wore out your favorites, get over to 6pm.com today. In addition to their big Coach sale today (Coach isn’t my thing, but the prices are great), they’re having a giant sale on both designer and comfort sandals, which means there’s something for everyone. Two of my favorite summer footwear brands—Clarks and Born—are deeply discounted, which means very soon I’ll have some cute new shoes covered in pollen.

Okay, maybe the pollen part isn’t so great. But the shoes! Focus on the shoes.

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All the horror of Scream

Hosting a sleepover? Why not traumatize the kids for life with the Scream Five-Film Set on Blu-ray from Amazon for just $7.99? That’s cheaper than renting, and allows you to continue the trauma as many times as you like, until no one is willing to send their kids over to your house anymore.

You’re welcome.

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Easter treats at Old Navy

Yet another way to clean up on clothing deals—right now Old Navy is offering up to 50% off all sorts of things, and then another 20% off on top of that for most items (their “Everyday Steals” and some other items are excluded from extra coupon savings, which always annoys me, but it’s hard to complain when their t-shirts start at $4, I guess).

Shipping is free on $50+, and that’s across all of the Gap family of stores (includes Old Navy, Gap, Banana Republic, Athleta, and then of course adding anything from Piperlime gets you free shipping at any total).

Old Navy has forever won a spot in my heart because they carry boys’ 18 Slim jeans, so I’m all over every sale like this. Also if you need me I’ll be putting bricks on my son’s head.

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