Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Saving - Amazon: Select Dream Lite Pets Starting At $16.66!

Both of my kids have a Dream Lite and love them dearly!  They are great to take on trips with us, so that they have a "night light" (so to speak) for the dark hotel rooms or bedrooms at Grandma's, etc! 

They are quite fun to just shut off all the lights in the living room and let them shine on the ceiling! 

And for night time, they do have an automatic shut-off option.

The Dream Lites normally sell for around $29.99 in stores.  You can currently grab a few different ones on Amazon for less than $20!  Plus when you spend $35 or more in qualifying purchases, you score free shipping!

Pillow Pets Dream Lites - Jolly Giraffe on sale now for $16.66

Pillow Pets Dream Lites - Playful Penguin on sale now for $17.49

Pillow Pets Dream Lites - Pink Butterfly on sale now $18.99

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Saving - Everything 18-inch Doll This Holiday Season!

I have been looking for some fun deals to help my daughter enjoy her 18-inch doll even more!  I think I have found a handful that I may be enjoying a little too much.  I think I have smiled at my computer screen a bit too much and repeated...'oh that is cute' a bit too much as well!  There are seriously some cute things available.  And here are some at a great price as well!

Maybe you are thinking of buying your child a doll, whether it is American Girl Doll, Our Generation or other you will certainly enjoy watching your child love and explore with their new friend.  I was amazed by how much my 7 year old truly loved her Our Generation Doll!  If you are in need of a doll yet, you can grab one at Target starting around $30.  Or there is the Dollie & Me version at Kohl's use code 20foru to save an additional 20%!


Dollie & Me doll and child matching outfits!

Head on over to Zulily and grab some great deals on the Dollie & Me matching outfits!  They range from $14.99 on up and are some of the lower prices I have seen on the pajamas and outfits and they have guaranteed shipping prior to Christmas.  I was able to snag 2 outfits (4 with the doll size outfits) for under $40 shipped to me! 

Badger Basket Doll Bunk Beds With Ladder - Pink/White

Then head on over to Amazon and grab the Badger Basket Doll Bunk Beds With Ladder for just $26.99 (Reg $45.99).  This is a very highly rated product!  And score free shipping with $35 min purchase. 

Doll Bicycle Seat - "Ride Along Dolly" Bike Seat with Decorate Yourself Decals (Fits 18" American Girl and Standard Sized Dolls and Stuffed Animals)

Stick on Amazon and check out this super cute and fun Doll Bicycle Seat for just $16.99 (Reg $24.95)!  After my daughter decided to bungee rope her doll to her bike this past summer, I put one of these on my list for her (I can't imagine why!) and I am excited to find a nice price on it.  They also have a nice rating and I can't wait to see her put it to use!  And score free shipping with $35 min purchase. 

Trolley Doll Travel Case with Rocking Bed and Bedding - Star Pattern

And last but not least, snag a nice deal on the Trolley Doll Travel Case on Amazon for $29.99 (Reg $48.99)!  This has a 5 star rating!  It looks super cute and versatile!  And score free shipping with $35 min purchase. 

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Saving - Rachel Ray Cookware Set $89 (Reg $199)! Hurry!

Beat the Black Friday deal on the Rachael Ray Porcelain Enamel II Nonstick 15-Piece Cookware Set, Orange set and grab it now on Amazon for $89 (Reg $199), plus get it shipped free!  Hurry, prices have been changing quickly on Amazon with their great deals.  Click the link above and grab yours now!

I love all the Rachel Ray cookware I have!  And this set would make a great gift for any loved one on your shopping list! 

Friday, November 22, 2013

Saving - Target: Skylanders Swap Force Starter Kit $30.40! Reg $74.99!

I had morning appointments today and didn't get on to check out all the hot pre-black Friday deals going on and was disappointed to find the Skylanders Swap Force Starter Kits selling for an awesome $37 today were virtually gone from the sites I was checking....BUT....good things come to those that wait, well, most times. :-)

I found an even better deal and will save almost another $7 off the already hot deal!

Target has these on a Temporary Price Cut online for $37.  Although they are out online, I found them in stock at my local store.

After talking with them, they will honor this online price.

Even better......there is a $5 off $24.99 or higher Skylander item coupon here. Update: This coupon specifically says it cannot be used on the starter pack once printed.

UPDATE: In store, when you purchase the starter pack, you receive a free character!  Even at the online matched price!

And....pay with your Red Card and save another 5%.  So in the end, should pay about $35.15 before tax for the starter kit and an extra character!  Woot!

Saving - Scotch Thermal Laminator $21.99 Shipped! (Reg $80.49)!

Hurry over and grab the Scotch Thermal Laminator 2 Roller System (TL901) for just $21.99 shipped to your door!  This normally sells for $80.49, great savings!

Laminate those super cute kid's artwork, get organized in the craft room and more!

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Living - Santa Sightings In Sioux Falls Area!

Looking to surprise the kids with a visit with Santa Claus?!  Here are just a few sightings of Santa in the Sioux Falls area.  If you know of others, feel free to leave a comment or send me an email to update the list!

Ongoing through Christmas:
Empire Mall see mall for details

Riverview Christmas Tree Farm in Canton, SD - starting 11/23 head out to see Santa each weekend until Christmas - here

November 28th
Santa and Live Reindeer Lewis 69th/Louise 8 AM - 12 PM

Santa and Live Reindeer Lewis 41st/Minn 1 PM - 5 PM

November 29th
Santa and Live Reindeer Lewis 10th/Cliff 1 PM - 5 PM

November 30th
Santa and Live Reindeer Lewis 26th/Sycamore 9 AM - 1 PM

Santa and Live Reindeer Lewis 12th/Kiwanis 2 PM - 6 PM

Pictures with Santa at First Reformed Church 4800 Tomar Road including crafts and decorating cookies from 9 AM - 12 PM

Pictures with Santa at J&L Harley Davidson - here

Holiday Open House at Oakridge Nursery in Brandon (hours not posted) - here

Christmas Tree Acres 1-4 PM - here

December 1st
Santa and Live Reindeer Lewis 41st/Marion Rd 12 PM - 4 PM

Santa at the firehouse in Hartford for Hometown Christmas 12-4 PM - here

Christmas Tree Acres 1-4 PM - here
Holiday Open House at Oakridge Nursery in Brandon (hours not posted) - here

December 6th
Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting in Brandon at the Chamber building 7-9 PM - here

HyVee 49th/Louise from 4-7 free picture with Santa and free coke for first 200.

December 7th
PetSmart pose your pets with Santa - here

Cookies with Santa at Great Plains Zoo - here

Christmas Tree Acres 1-4 PM - here

HyVee 37th/Minnesota from 11AM-2PM free picture with Santa and free coke for first 200.

December 8th
Christmas Tree Acres 1-4 PM - here

HyVee 26th/Marion from 4-7 PM free picture with Santa and free coke for first 200.

December 13th
Stampede Hockey Game at Sioux Falls Arena 6 PM - 10 PM

HyVee 57th/Cliff from 4-7 PM free picture with Santa and free coke for first 200.

December 14th
Sertoma Butterfly House 10 AM - 2 PM

Storytime with Santa at the Harrisburg Library 10 AM - here

PetSmart pose your pets with Santa - here

Visit Santa at Shriver Square downtown 12 PM - 4 PM (also free horse drawn wagon rides!) - here

HyVee 10th/Kiwanis from 4-7 PM free picture with Santa and free coke for first 200.

December 15th
HyVee 26th/Sycamore from 11AM-2PM free picture with Santa and free coke for first 200.

HyVee 10th/Cleveland from 4-7 PM free picture with Santa and free coke for first 200.

December 21st
Visit Santa at Shriver Square downtown 12 PM - 4 PM (also free horse drawn wagon rides!) - here

December 22nd
Meet Santa and his reindeer at Scheels 1- 5 PM - here

Saving - Lifetime Pro Court Height Adjustable Portable Basketball Hoop $99 Shipped! (Reg $179.99)!

Wow!  You can currently grab the Lifetime 1221 Pro Court Height-Adjustable Portable Basketball System with 44-Inch Backboard for just $99 shipped to your door!  This hoop system normally sells for $179.99!

This seems like a fantastic deal on a height adjustable system!  And it has good reviews!  Get the kids (or yourself) the gift to get off the couch or away from the video games this holiday season! :-) 

Saving - Razor Electric Scooter $115 & $20 Gift Card Deal!

Catch a deal on Walmart's Pre-Black Friday sale going on online.  Grab the Razor E150 Electric Scooter, Multiple Colors for $115 PLUS receive a $20 egift card!  Like snagging it for under $100 at $95!  Plus this item is eligible for free shipping!

*Note: once you click on the link or picture above, if you don't see the $20 gift card deal tied to the product you may need to put 'razor electric scooter gift card' in the search box.  For some reason the link isn't working properly.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Saving - Crayola Marker Maker $14 & FREE Shipping!

My daughter has been requesting the Crayola Marker Maker over and over for the past couple weeks.  Making well known that this is one of her top requests this Christmas! Hint, hint! :-)  It appears to have good reviews.

Found a great price for the Crayola Marker Maker for just $14 (Reg $24) and for a limited time get FREE shipping from Amazon, no purchase limit necessary!

This is the best price I have found for this product and it will be shipped to my door without the need for me to find time to sneak away and get it for her.  Happy Mommy!

Saving - Little People Nativity Set - Several Pieces - Sale $21.50! Ends 11/19!

FamilyChristian.com is offering a GREAT price on the Little People Nativity set through today (11/19)!

Grab the light up/musical Little People Nativity set for $21.50!  Pay just $3.98 for shipping, unless you live near a store location for free pick up!

Thanks, Hip2Save!

Monday, November 18, 2013

Saving - Local & National Gift Card Deals!

The gift card deals for the 2013 holiday shopping season have already started to roll in, so I thought I would get the list started here for you.

Please share any local or national deals you are aware of and we will get them added to the list.

Local List:

Bagel Boy - Check out their website on Cyber Monday for their one-day gift card deal that day!

Gas Stop - Free 12-pack of pop with any $50 gift card purchase through 12/25.

Granite City - Buy $25 get $5 bonus, Buy $50 get $10 bonus or Buy $100 and get $20 bonus.

Grille 26 - Purchase $100 in gift cards, receive $10.

Juice Stop - With $25 gift card purchase, receive a free mug or smoothie.  Details here.

Kaladis - When you purchase $25 in gift cards, receive $5 free now through the end of December.

Kidtopia - Each Wednesday following Thanksgiving through Christmas, you can purchase a $25 gift card for $20.

Minervas - With purchase of $100 in gift cards, receive $10 free!  This valid at area Minervas locations.

Mixed! - Black Friday only, you can grab an extra $10 gift card with $25 gift card purchase!

Philips Avenue Diner - with a purchase of $25 in gift cards, receive $5 in Diner Dollars to be used before 3/1/14.

Peachwave of Sioux Falls - Through 12/23 when you purchase 4 gift cards, get 1 free (same value), purchase 8 gift cards, get 2 free (same value) and purchase 15, get 5 free (same value).

Pickle Barrel - December 6th 7-10 AM ONLY, grab $20 gift card for $15 or $15 gift card for $10.  Limit purchase of 2.

Pizza Ranch - purchase $50 in gift cards, get $5 free.  Details here.

Stewart School - Check out their Facebook page for offers.  Details here.

Tomacellis - Any purchase of $100 or more in gift cards, receive $20 free.

West Mall 7 - 11/29 only, receive a free admission ticket with every $10 certificate purchased.

Zing - With $100 in gift card purchased, receive $20 free!

National List:

Applebees - When you purchase $50 in cards, receive $10 bonus.  Details here.

Buffalo Wild Wings - With purchase of $25 in gift cards, receive a scratch card bonus worth up to $100!  Offer valid in store only and available while supplies last or through 12/31/13.

Children's Place - with a $40 purchase of gift cards, receive a coupon good for $10 off a $40 purchase.  Details here.

Century Theatres - With purchase of $35, get $5 bonus card.

Chilis - with every $50 purchased, get a $10 bonus card.  Details here.

Culvers - With each $25 purchased, receive a free basket meal.

Famous Daves - Receive a bonus $5 card for every $25 in gift cards purchased through 1/1/14.  Details here.

Fuddruckers - with every purchase of $25 in gift cards receive a Free Coca Cola collectible glass.

HuHot - with $100 gift card purchase, receive free $20 in gift cards.  Details here.

LoneStar Steakhouse - purchase $25 in gift cards, receive a free appetizer.  Purchase $50 in gift cards, receive a free entrĂ©e.  Details here.

McDonalds - with $5 Arch Card purchase receive a coupon good for a free McAfe.

Old Chicago - with $25 gift card purchase, receive $5 free.

Olive Garden - with purchase of $50, receive $10 bonus card.

Outback Steakhouse - purchase $100 in gift cards, receive a voucher good for $20 off your visit at the beginning of 2014.  Details here.

Papa John's - Receive a free pizza with $25 in gift card purchase.  Details here.

Papa Murphy's - Get a free cookie dough or cheesy bread with $20 gift card purchase or a free 1-topping family-size pizza when you purchase $50!

Pepperjax - With purchase of $25 in gift cards, receive a coupon good for $5 off your next food purchase.

Pita Pit - purchase $20 in gift cards and receive a free Pita sandwich!  Details here.

Scooters - when you purchase $25 gift card an extra $5 will be added to it.

Subway - With purchase of $20 gift card, receive a free 6-inch sub!

Taco Bell - 2 Free Doritos Tacos and drink with purchase of $20 gift card.

Texas Roadhouse - with every $30 gift card purchase, receive a free $5 egift card.  Details here.  Also, locally in-store with every $30 gift card purchase, receive a free appetizer certificate.

Running List:
These are businesses that have offered something in past years but I do not see a current offer.  No guarantees for offers this year, but keep your eyes/ears posted and let me know and I will update the list!

Local:
Boss' Pizza & Chicken
Cookie Jar
Pomegranate Market
10th Street Auta Wash

Others:
Chuck E Cheeses
IHop
Johnny Carinos

Friday, November 15, 2013

Saving - Vtech Innotab 3, LEGOS Star Wars Skiff & Disney Princess Ultimate Dream Castle!

Here are a few fabulous deals online at Walmart that include eGift cards!  According to their email, the gift card deals end today!  Grab them while you can!

Vtech Innotab 3 Your Choice and $10 Gift Card Bundle - $59.96 (like $49.96 after card)!


LEGO Star Wars Desert Skiff Play Set with Bonus $10 Gift Card - $24.97 (like paying $14.97 after card)!

Disney Princess Ultimate Dream Castle with Bonus $25 Gift Card $142.49 (like paying $117.49 after card)!

Saving - iOptron Refractor Telescope $49 (After Gift Card) - Reg $129!

You can currently grab the iOptron 700 x 70mm Refractor Telescope with Bonus $20 Gift Card for $69, so like paying $49 after gift card!   This item is currently on Rollback and is Reg. $129!  Wow!  And it ships free or you can pick up in-store as well!

The gift card deal ends today (11/15)!

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Saving - LEGO Friends Adventure Camper Play Set $24.99 (Reg $34.97)! Plus Free In-Store Pick Up!

Walmart has a nice deal on the LEGO Friends Adventure Camper Play Set for just $24.99 (Reg $34.97), plus you can choose in-store pick up to have free shipping!

This product has high rating!  Check out the reviews!

Saving - Six Foot Chalkboard or Whiteboard Decal $12 Shipped!

I found this cute little deal today and thought it would make a great NON-toy gift!  I am really leaning towards the non-toy gifts this year for my kids, or at least a nice healthy balance.

You can grab a 6-foot Chalkboard or Whiteboard Decal for just $12 shipped to your door from CrowdSavings

You can simply hang (and remove as you wish) the entire decal or cut it into any shape you may want!

Saving - Kindle Fire HD 7" 8 GB $139 AND $15 Instant GC!

Amazon is offering up another nice deal on the Kindle Fire HD 7" HD Display 8 GB today only!  Snag it for $139 PLUS receive a $15 Amazon gift card!  So like grabbing it for $124 after gift card!  Woot!

So if you have been considering a tablet for someone on your holiday shopping list, this really is a nice deal and includes Free shipping!  Head over and grab the Kindle Fire HD 7" HD Display 8 GB now.  Deal valid today (11/14) only!

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Saving - Canvas 16x20 $26.10 Shipped!

CrowdSavings is offering up a wonderful deal on a 16x20 1.5 inch Canvas print, to grab it for $29.  AND today only, you can add code: extra10 at checkout to save an extra 10%, making the canvas just $26.10 from eSigns.com, including shipping!

This would make a fabulous gift for the holidays!  Update your family picture wall!  Add a little something in a bare spot in your home!

Enjoy the savings!  Check out the details at CrowdSavings!

Saving - Under Armour Outlet Sales! Free Shipping Any Amount! Plus 12% Cashback!

Do you have an athletic gear junkie on your list this holiday shopping season?  Or maybe looking to update your wardrobe?  Under Armour has a few great sales going on in their Outlet.  Plus there is Free Shipping with no minimum purchase!

AND when you go through your Ebates account (or quickly sign up for a new one), you will earn 12% back!  WOW!  Check out my post here about Ebates if you want to learn a bit more.  Simply sign into your Ebates account and search Under Armour, click the link and head on over to get shopping and earning 12% cashback!

Here are a few fun finds I located, but be sure to take a look around!


Girls UA Logo Burst Graphic T-shirt $14.99 (Reg $19.99)
*Earn 12% (approximately $1.79) through Ebates

Girls UA Lockup Short Sleeve $11.99 (Reg $19.99)
*Earn 12% (approximately $1.43) through Ebates

Girls UA Escape 3" Shorts $14.99 (Reg $19.99)
*Earn 12% (approximately $1.79) through Ebates

Boys Unity 8.5" Short $17.99 (Reg $29.99)
*Earn 12% (approximately $2.15) through Ebates

Boys UA Catalyst Short Sleeve $18.99 (Reg $24.99)
*Earn 12% (approximately $2.27) through Ebates

Men's UA Contender Storm Softshell Jacket $49.99 (Reg $129.99)
*Earn 12% (approximately $5.99) through Ebates

Women's Charged Cotton Undeniable T-shirt $13.99 (Reg $24.99)
*Earn 12% (approximately $1.67) through Ebates