*UPDATED for 2014* Shop the Black Friday Sales : Strategies and Tips

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Will you be shopping the Black Friday Sales? Will you be shopping on "Gray Friday" -- aka THANKSGIVING?? Personally, I will not be out shopping on Thanksgiving day. I am 100% confident that I will be unrousable from my food coma. However, I may indeed burn some of those holiday calories off while going on on Black Friday to shop. For one thing, I enjoy it. That's me. I rarely purchase anything, but it's fun to be out. If that's not you, … [Read more...]

LeapFrog LeapReader Book: Disney Princess Adventures Under the Sea for $7.50

  Amazon Tag Reader Book Deal LeapFrog LeapReader Book: Disney Princess Adventures Under the Sea (works with Tag) for just $7.50, down from $14.99! That's over 50% off just in time for the holidays! From Amazon: "Find out what happens to bullies when Ariel and Flounder's fin-tastic tale takes an unexpected turn. After the story, play fun learning games with Princesses Cinderella and Jasmine. Age 5-8 years Features Match pictures … [Read more...]

Amazon Toy Deals: Build Some Fun!

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Legos, K'NEX and Lincoln Logs are here to help you build some fun! Today's Amazon Lightning Deals are brought to you by The Budget Bandit! Everyday between now and Christmas, Amazon will have some super HOT deals for toys, household products and more. New to this years Amazon Lightning Deals, Amazon Prime members can begin purchasing items 30 minutes before the official start of select deals. K'nex 70 Model Building Set, 13419, 705 … [Read more...]

Amazon Toy Deals: Play Date Time!

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Get your kiddos playing imaginatively with the MANY Melissa & Doug toys featured in today's crazy good deals! Once they're tired out, pop in one of the awesome movies featured on our list and relax. Today's Amazon Lightning Deals are brought to you by The Budget Bandit! Everyday between now and Christmas, Amazon will have some super HOT deals for toys, household products and more. New to this years Amazon Lightning Deals, Amazon Prime … [Read more...]

Magformers Deal: Up to 53% off! One Day only!

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Wow! I was just looking for a Magformers deal - and today's Deal of the day is Magformers up to 53% off! These prices are really good -- I keep my eye on these prices throughout the year because it Magformers are an expensive, but definitely WORTH IT learning toy. Many of my friends have said that this is the ONE toy that their children keep playing with all year. There are sets today as low as $14.65 - which is a great way to try out Magformers … [Read more...]

Amazon Gift Card $100 #Giveaway!

Makobi Scribe is bringing you this Amazon Pinterest blast where one lucky reader will win a $100 Amazon gift card. The giveaway is open to everyone and provided by Makobi Scribe. Good Luck! If you are a blogger, you can sign up for this blast here. Entry-Form … [Read more...]

Amazon Toy Deals: It’s a Puzzle!

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For the puzzle solvers in your life, we have a crazy number of great games, puzzles, projects and books in today's toy deals. It's supposed to be a nasty winter, so make sure you stock up to keep your household busy while you're snowed in! Today's Amazon Lightning Deals are brought to you by The Budget Bandit! Everyday between now and Christmas, Amazon will have some super HOT deals for toys, household products and more. New to this years Amazon … [Read more...]

Deals for your “nice” list

Thanks to The Budget Bandit we have a list of the Top 10 BEST Amazon Lightning Deals of today! A wide variety of gifts to delight everyone on your "nice" list this year. 14k White Gold White Freshwater Cultured Pearl (7-7.5mm) and Diamond Stud Earrings (1/10 cttw, H-I Color, I1-I2 Clarity), Starts at 8:00 AM CST Schwinn Men's Community 700c Hybrid Bicycle, White, 18-Inch Frame, Starts at 9:40 AM CST Skip Hop 4 Piece Crib … [Read more...]

Hot Deals for Cold Days

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    An awesome mix of outside activities, soft toys, and board games, today's deals have something for every age!   Today's Amazon Lightning Deals are brought to you by The Budget Bandit! Everyday between now and Christmas, Amazon will have some super HOT deals for toys, household products and more. New to this years Amazon Lightning Deals, Amazon Prime members can begin purchasing items 30 minutes before the … [Read more...]

Amazon Toy Deals: The Mad Scientist Edition

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These ideas for holiday gifts are SO COOL. Not only are they educational, they're ridiculously fun (I may or may not have decided to order a jellyfish aquarium...for myself). Your little mad scientists are going to have so much fun creating snow, making robots, and fighting bad guys with lightsabers, they won't even know they're learning things. Today's Amazon Lightning Deals are brought to you by The Budget Bandit! Everyday between now and … [Read more...]

50% off Learning Resources Toys Today Only!

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Amazon's Deal of the Day today is phenomenal! Get 50% off Learning Resources toys today only! We own so many of these toys and my children just love them - the Learning Resources Teaching Cash Register has been one of their go-to toys for years (I don't blame them - it's a cool toy!). I'm grabbing the Educational Insights The Sneaky, Snacky Squirrel Game for my daughter because she has been asking for it (they use it in school) and it's only … [Read more...]

Easy Homemade Recipes – Holiday Sides and Desserts!

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Easy Homemade Recipes I searched the internet to find the most deliciously easy homemade recipes to make for this holiday season. You'll find over 20 recipes for sides and desserts -- which are my favorites anyway! Side Dishes Bacon Sweet Potato Casserole Butternut Squash With Maple Mashed Turnips with Bacon & Chives Maple Glazed Carrots Pumpkin Soufflé and Sweet Potato Soufflé Apple Cider Roasted Sweet … [Read more...]

Amazon Toy Deals: HUGE Savings on Arts & Craft Supplies

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Today's Amazon Lightning Deals are brought to you by The Budget Bandit! Everyday between now and Christmas, Amazon will have some super HOT deals for toys, household products and more. New to this years Amazon Lightning Deals, Amazon Prime members can begin purchasing items 30 minutes before the official start of select deals. Creativity for Kids X-Treme Sticker Maker Set, Starts at 6:00 AM PST/7:00 AM MST/8:00 AM CST/9:00 AM EST Creativity … [Read more...]

Cents of Style Deal: Infinity Scarf + Bangle only $9.95 + FREE shipping | #StyleSteals

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Cents of Style Deal! Today's Cents of Style Style Steal is so cute! Get the Knit Infinity Scarf  for $9.95 - FREE SHIPPING !!!! This is such a good deal for the winter because these look great and are WARM!! This would make a good teacher gift! Plus, when you get the infinity scarf, you'll get a bangle bracelet for FREE!     … [Read more...]

Darice 80-piece Art Set just $11.97, down from $39.99!

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Woot! The lowest I've seen the Darice 80-Piece Deluxe Art Set is $14, but right now it's only $11.97 on Amazon!!!   About the Darice 80-Piece Deluxe Art Set : 80-piece deluxe art set including art supplies for drawing, painting and more Includes color pencils, oil pastels, watercolor cakes, paintbrushes, pencils, and accessories Provides an artist with a wide range of materials in a compact, portable case Case is wood with … [Read more...]