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Prom season is coming

It feels like we just had Winter Formals (uh, possibly because we just had Winter Formal…), but I promise that prom will be here before you know it. And I also promise that if you have a daughter who’s into these things, she’s going to want a new dress that probably costs more than you want to pay. So! Check this out:

Right now Amazon has a wide variety of David’s Bridal dresses at ridiculously low prices, but this strapless lace overlay number is just $9.99 (93% off) with free shipping in a variety of sizes and colors. That’s… nuts. Sure, they’re all listed as “bridesmaid dresses,” but who cares? Surely not your teen, who will wear it once and refuse to ever wear it again.

Don’t break the bank for prom. Check it out.

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Laser printer? There’s a Deal of the Day for that!

Color laser printers are crazy expensive, and if you can afford one, feel free to adopt me. Color inkjet printers are very affordable, but the ink is expensive (and dries up if you don’t use it often enough). But for most of us, most of the time, a black-and-white laser printer is a perfect home solution—one toner cartridge lasts a loooong time, and most document printing is fine in just black and white.

If you agree, and you’re in the market for a printer, get on over to the Best Buy Deal of the Day page right now, because they’ve got a highly-rated Canon laser printer/scanner/copier about halfway down that’ll cost you just $89.99 delivered. (For comparison—and more reviews, if you like—here it is at Amazon for $150.)

This deal will only last one day, so hop on it if you’re interested.

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I’m dreaming of my spring garden

Nothing makes me happier than when it’s time to dig out my garden beds and start shopping for seeds and plants. I’m weird, I know. I’m okay with it.

Today at Amazon this Survival Seed Vault containing 20 heirloom varieties is just $14.99 shipped (if you have Prime or get to your shipping minimum), and this brings me joy. Snap it up now, and in a few months you’ll be pleased with your foresight.

(Assuming you keep a garden, of course. If not, um, probably skip this one.)

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Aaaand… we’re back! Here’s a Wired deal

Everything went smoothly this weekend, so at this point the site should be… well, pretty much exactly the same, but hopefully a little faster. Yay!

Here’s a deal to kick off your week: Right now Amazon is offering one year of Wired All Access (that is, both the print version of the magazine and digital access) for just $5. That’s 96% off! I happen to enjoy Wired, anyway, but it’s one of the magazines we often buy to use for our vision board projects because they have all kinds of funky graphics. Even if you use it to line animal cages, it’s hard to beat 96% off the cover price.

The only thing to bear in mind is that this is an “auto-renewal,” which means that they’re hoping you’ll forget about it and end up renewing at the normal price. Don’t do that! Once you make your purchase, set a reminder for yourself to go into your Magazine Subscription Manager (bookmark it; it can be a little tricky to find, later) anywhere from a week to up to a year later to turn off the auto-renewal. That’s it! Very simple, and you save big without getting stuck, later.

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Some site downtime coming up

Don’t panic, but due to a server migration, Want Not will be offline for a bit this weekend. It’ll be back, better/stronger/faster than before, so don’t freak out if you can’t connect for a day or two.

Thanks for your patience!

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Are we past selfie sticks?

I don’t know if selfie sticks are still cool, or not, being fairly uncool, myself. (Also, my daughter was jonesing for one for months, got it for Christmas, and I haven’t seen it since. Sooooo… yeah.) If you wanted a selfie stick, though, you should definitely get a highly-rated one at a ridiculously low price. Like this Anker Bluetooth selfie stick, which is currently $13.99 at Amazon until you enter coupon code QYRMHSCT at checkout, and then it’s just $5.99.

I feel like everyone in the world who wants one of these already has one, but just in case you don’t, there you go.

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In case you missed this backpack

I knew it would be back—if you missed it last week, Amazon has the High Sierra Fat Boy backpack on Lightning Deal again right now for just under $10. It’s only the pool/mercury/sunburst one, but hey, that looks pretty unisex to me, and that’s a killer price for a great oversize bag. Go get ’em!

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Plug in everything

I’ve been stalking surge protectors for a while, as I want to make sure I send my kiddo off next year with at least a couple, and then the year after that my other kid will need a couple, and I’m going to need a moment to collect myself, actually, hang on. (Mah baybeeeeeeeees….)

Anyway, right now Amazon has this Belkin flat-plug 6-outlet surge protector strip marked down to just $7—its lowest price ever. We have several of these, already (I paid around $12 for them, I think), and I especially like the flat plug so that you can put them behind furniture.

I bought two. One for each teen. But they seemed a little confused when they came downstairs this morning and I told them they’re grounded for wanting to leave me.

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Stock up on basics

There’s tons of items—everything from underwear to outerwear—on sale right now over at Hanes, plus you can get free shipping on any size order with coupon code AFF22FS.

I love these sales, because I can pick up new socks for everyone and a few sweats for the whole family and it ends up being crazy cheap for stuff I’m always buying, anyway.

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Get a little nutty

If you never let a coupon for cashews pass you by (that would be me), hooray, Amazon just put up another 25% off Planters coupon. Combine it with Subscribe & Save for the best deal, of course.

I bought cashews—because that’s what I do—but there are four pages of eligible items, many of which are already marked down. Happy snacking!

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