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Make it Macy’s (for the savings, but also to win)

Ho ho ho… it’s time for another round of Friends & Family savings at Macy’s—just use coupon code FRIEND to save up to an additional 30% off your purchase.

Even better, thanks to our friends at Savings.com, you can also go go enter to win a $100 gift card to make your shopping more merry! (15 winners will be selected and announced next week.)

macys-fiesta-bowlsMe, I’ve been trying to figure out forever how I can justify switching our dishes over to Fiestaware. (It’s so expensive. But so pretty.) The answer is, I really can’t. It’s a luxury we absolutely do not need. But… um… I broke a bunch of bowls over the last few years (not on purpose; they’re slippery when I’m unloading the dishwasher) and I probably could justify buying a few of these replacement bowls, right? I mean, with the coupon they’re $6 apiece, which is still a lot for a bowl, I guess, but did I mention what pretty bowls they are? (Hey, the nice thing about Fiesta is that it’s been around for forever and it’s nearby indestructible. So maybe I buy a few bowls now, a few more at the next sale, and so on and so forth until I complete my collection when my grandchildren graduate from college or whatever.)

Shipping is free on your $100+ order, or you can order online and pick up at your local store (which will also get you a savings pass to use for your next shopping trip, too).

And if you win one of those gift cards you have to promise to buy me a bowl. (Not really.) (But I wouldn’t turn it down.)

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Brace yourself for the downslope of deals

The closer we get to Christmas, the faster and more deep the discounts are going to come—the next few weeks will bring slashed prices on tons of luxury items, so if you were on the fence about an item, keep an eye out.

For example: Today the Amazon Daily Deals are leading off with a better Apple Watch deal than we saw anywhere on either Black Friday or Cyber Monday. (Target had some deals on the previous generation, but nothing on the current one.) Today only, you can snag the small Apple Watch 2 with black sport band for $269 or the large Apple Watch 2 with classic buckle band for $359.

Now. Do I think this is a good idea, even at these prices, if all you need is a timepiece? Obviously not; this is akin to buying a computer, and even at the discounted price, it hardly qualifies as an insignificant purchase. But if you were hoping for a deal, well, this is a price drop we haven’t seen this season.

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One-day deals at Aerie

If you love all things Aerie, today’s the day to stock up on undies, bralettes, and pajama pants—the latter two are just $15 apiece, while undies are 5 for $15. And no matter what you spend, your order will ship for free.

Usually you have to wait for the 10 for $30 sale, so this is a nicer option if you didn’t need quite so many pairs. All three of these deals are good today (Monday, December 5th) only.

If you have a teenage girl on your shopping list, this isn’t a sale you should miss.

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Better late than never: December Beauty Box!

Someone was just asking me last week if Target did a beauty box this month, and I replied that they hadn’t, and it was a pity, but perhaps they were too busy with other holiday preparations.

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Well, I’m glad I was wrong and they were just being slow: Go grab your December Beauty Box at Target today, with the same great savings as always. $10 gets you at least $30-$40ish worth of product, and free shipping, and it’s a great way to try out some new products without paying full price. [Edited to add: Looks like there’s a version just for the guys for $7, too!]

If the past is any indicator, these will sell out quickly, so go get one now before they do.

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In case you resolve to track yourself

I’m torn about the various Fitbit and Fitbit-esque products out there. On the one hand, it’s a great idea to become more aware of your physical fitness. On the other, you have people like my daughter, who sets her daily step goal to “3” so that it congratulates her every morning just for getting out of bed. (No, I am not making that up.)

Anyway, if you’ve been looking for a Fitbit HR, they’re on special today at Target. When you first load the product page you’ll see the regular price of $130, but as soon as you choose any color/size, the price drops to $77.97. (For reference: reviews and $130 price tag at Amazon.)

I can feel guilty about how slothful I am even without a fancy wrist-computer, but you do you.

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Get your Goods deals

I keep forgetting that Groupon sells stuff now, not just gift certificates and such. And right now they’re still going strong with their Cyber Week Deals—a huge assortment of crazy-good markdowns on everything from pillows to tech and everything in-between.

If you have some referral credit lying around, so much the better. But even if you don’t, you may be delighted to discover a great bargain you didn’t even know you needed until you saw it.

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Stack these savings at Penguin

I’m not going to lie—the full retail prices at Original Penguin are a little rich for my blood, especially considering that most of their offerings are “casual” clothes. But! Catch the right sale, and now you’re talking.

Like right now, you’ll get an additional 30% off full-price items or an additional 40% off sale items in your cart, automatically. And then you can apply coupon code OPTHANKS on top of that discount for another 30% off. Shipping is free right now, too. So you can stock up on sale socks for stockings, or whatever. You do you. Just make sure you grab all the extra savings, while you do.

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Don’t forget that today is #GivingTuesday

Today’s the day for charitable donations, and Cool Mom Picks found the perfect way to figure out where to give so that you can target your dollars to the causes that matter most to you.

As much as I like hunting around for good deals on stuff, I like opportunities to make my money do the most good even more.

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Tote-a-Ton, tote it all

I seem to have luggage on the brain. But hey, there’s still plenty of deals around, and I will sing the praises of these Samsonite Tote-a-Ton duffles every single time I see a deal.

toteatonThose of you who’ve been around for a while have heard me sing its praises before, but here’s a quick recap: These tote bags are huge and sturdy and relatively cheap. Check out the reviews on Amazon if you want to hear it from someone (or over a thousand someones…) other than me. Two of these totes meant my college kid could pack all her clothes, towels, and bedding (including comforter and throw pillows!) for dorm move-in, and when she was unpacked, she folded ’em up and stuck them on a shelf, where they take up about as much room as a novel. The regular price on these is anywhere from $22-$35, depending on store and color.

Today at Samsonite, they’ve got all 4 colors of Tote-a-Tons marked down to $26.99, but coupon code CYBERDAY takes another 30% off and gives you free shipping. That means your bag comes out to just under $19, which is pretty nice.

I’ve already bought two for each kid, so I guess I don’t need any more. But maybe you do, in which case, there you go.

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For the Geek Cave

I can’t stop laughing at this, and yet, I kind of want one.

carbonite-fridgeRight now on Lightning Deal, Amazon has this Han Solo frozen in carbonite mini-fridge marked down to $147.60 (from $200). I know I’m supposed to say this would be perfect for someone’s Man Cave but c’mon. It’s Han Solo. This doesn’t go in a Man Cave, this goes in a Geek Cave.

And don’t think I didn’t consider buying it for my son to take to his dorm next year, because I totally did. (Not getting it, though, because it’s really only a good beverage storage unit, and I can get a bigger “plain” fridge for less money. But hey, if you have the money, I think this is hilarious.)

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