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American Baby’s Baby Booty: Win the ‘Most Registered For’ Travel System from Amazon.com’s Baby Registry!

Thursday, September 25th, 2014

Whether you’ve already registered for baby gear or you’re still deciding what you really need, Amazon.com is here to help you find the best gear for you and your little one. With a universal baby registry, Amazon.com makes it convenient to shop for the products you love. Plus, their top 100 most registered for baby items allows you to view the most popular gear purchased by moms like you. 

To help you get prepared before delivery, Amazon.com is giving away a Britax Travel System to ONE (1) lucky winner, a retail value of approximately $420.00. Prize includes Britax 2014 B-Agile stroller and B-Safe Travel System.

To enter, leave a comment below, up to one a day between today and the end of the day October 1. More Qs about our giveaway? Read the official rules. Be sure to check back on October 2 and scroll to the bottom of the post to see who won. We reach out to winners via Facebook message (it goes into your “other” message folder on Facebook), so if you win, look for us there as well. Goody luck!

Want advice on stroller safety? Watch the video below.

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Best Deals for the Week Across the Web

Wednesday, September 24th, 2014

By Susan Yoo-Lee, Editor of Savings.com

With back-to-school season behind you and Christmas what seems like eons away (careful … it’s really not!), you might think now is a time to sit back, relax and put that pesky wallet away for a little while.

Well, think again! Now is the perfect time to stock up on some birthday gifts or early holiday presents at fabulous prices. Today’s deals offer discounts on everything a little kid could ever want or desire from great places like Build-A-Bear Workshop, Melissa & Doug, Scholastic and more. Stock up now while the getting is cheap and we promise you, eventually you will be able to put that pesky wallet away.

  1. Build-A-Bear Workshop. 25% off all Furever Princess Friends and Accessories (No code needed). Expires 9/25/2014.
  2. Melissa & Doug. Buy 1, Get 1 50% off Puzzle (Coupon code: PUZZLEBOGO). Expires 9/30/2014.
  3. ScholasticExtra 10% off all your orders (Coupon code: REBMR). Expires 12/31/2014.
  4. DisneystoreSave Up to 40% on New Markdowns (No code needed). Expires 10/05/2014.
  5. Discovery Store. Save 10% on your purchase over $50 (No code needed, follow the link). Expires 12/31/2014.

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Parents Goodyblog Giveaway: Enter for a Chance to Win a GameTruck Party

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

No matter how old you are, celebrating your birthday never goes out of style. From character-themed parties to camping out and sleeping over, having a birthday bash is a great excuse for getting all of your friends together and having fun. If your child’s birthday is coming up and he’s crazy about video games, GameTruck is an exciting way to throw a party he’ll remember forever.

 

GameTruck is giving ONE (1) lucky winner a complimentary two hour GameTruck party, an approximate value of $400. The winner must live within 50 miles of a GameTruck service area or an alternative prize will be provided. If the winner is outside the service area, GameTruck will allow the participant to share the prize with someone that’s within service area or be compensated with a video game system valued at $200. The GameTruck allows 16 to 20 kids inside at a time; however, no food or drinks are allowed inside the truck.

 

To enter, leave a comment below, up to one a day between today and the end of the day September 30. More Qs about our giveaway? Read our official rules. And be sure to note that the winner must claim and use their prize by December 31, 2014. So you may be celebrating your child’s half-birthday! Be sure to check back on September 30 and scroll to the bottom of the post to see who won. We reach out to winners via Facebook message (it goes into your “other” message folder on Facebook), so if you win, look for us there as well. Goody luck!

Congrats to our winner, Mary Happymommy. Please check your “other” message folder on Facebook to claim your prize.

Photos courtesy of GameTruck.

Want advice on how to teach your child party manners? Watch the video below.

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Manners & Responsibility: Kids at Parties
Manners & Responsibility: Kids at Parties

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How to Feel Good About Your School Shoes Shopping

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

Donate old shoes for back-to-school shoppingFor those little feet that always seem to be growing, it can feel like you’re constantly buying new shoes. But rather than throwing out his old shoes the next time you need a new pair, you can now do some good (and save some green) in the process.

Through Sept. 30, as part of the “Big Hearts, Little Shoes” campaign, Stride Rite is teaming up with the international charity, Soles4Souls to donate as many shoes as they can collect to children in need both here in the U.S. and abroad.

For every pair donated in-store throughout September customers will get 20 percent off a same-day purchase of new shoes. And as a bonus with that purchase, families will also receive a certificate for a free class at The Little Gym. (You can also donate online and still receive the 20 percent off.)

Hundreds of millions of children live in extreme poverty throughout the world, and these kids might not have access to adequate footwear, which leaves them more susceptible to disease and often, unable to attend school. Soles4Souls has provided shoes to kids in nearly every state in the U.S. at homeless shelters and disaster areas, among others areas, as well as to dozens of other countries around the world.

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Be First to Shop Gilt.com’s Semi-Annual Stroll in Style Event!

Thursday, September 18th, 2014

Gilt.com is about to launch its Semi-Annual Stroll in Style event, and they’re giving Parents and American Baby readers an exclusive opportunity to get in the door before the event officially begins on Monday, September 22.

With steals on Stokke strollers, BabyBjörn baby carriers, Danzo diaper bags, and Aden + Anais swaddles, you’ll want to get in early! And for every purchase made in the Stroll in Style event, a portion of the proceeds will be donated to Children’s Health Fund.

Melissa Keswin, GILT Director of Baby and Kids, offers these shopping tips:

  • Two-Stroller Minimum “If you’re gearing up for baby, you’ll need two strollers: One for short trips or when you’re traveling, and one for strolling longer distances. The first should be super-light and easy to fold — Maclaren is a favorite here — and the second should be sturdy and easy to maneuver, like Stokke, with its taller frame and comfortable seat.”
  • The #1 Must-Have for Babies “Every baby needs an Aden + Anais blanket, and it will likely be your most utilized item. It’s perfect for swaddling, for tummy time, for shading your baby from the sun, and more. Plus, the beloved brand now makes even more essentials like bibs and buntings.”
  • The Baby Carrier “Having a carrier is super helpful when you’re out and about, especially when you have more than one child and need to be hands-free! One of my favorites — and of many celeb parents too – is by BabyBjörn. Their carriers are ergonomically correct, incredibly comfortable, inward and outward facing, and can be used from birth to age 3.”

Here’s an example of the discounts in the Stroll in Style event:

  • Danzo Hobo Diaper Bag- GILT Price: $150, Original Retail: $295
  • BabyBjorn Baby Carrier- GILT Price: $80, Original Retail: $100

  • Wifi Baby Camera- GILT Price: $205, Original Retail: $260

  • Britax USA Agile 2013 Stroller- GILT Price: $179, Original Retail: $250

  • JJ Cole Urban BundleMe Infant- GILT Price: $42, Original Retail: $59.95

Get Ready, Get Set, SHOP!

 

And watch this video for more tips on how to buy baby gear on a budget.

 

How to Buy Baby Gear on a Budget
How to Buy Baby Gear on a Budget
How to Buy Baby Gear on a Budget

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Best Deals for the Week Across the Web

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014

By Susan Yoo-Lee, Editor of Savings.com

Now that school’s back in session, you can turn your mind to the next big, important event in your child’s life — Halloween! Don’t wait ‘til last minute to scoop up whatever’s left in the store. Instead, use this week’s deals from Kohl’s, Costume Discounters, BuyCostumes and more to score amazing costumes at great prices right now, while the pickings are still good.

  1. Kohl’s. Save 15% on costumes (Coupon code: SPOOKY15). Expires 9/19/2014.
  2. Costume Discounters25% off costumes orders over $20 (Coupon code: SAVE25). Expires 5/5/2015.
  3. Spirit20% off one item (Coupon code: 20OFF2014). Expires 10/31/2014.
  4. BuyCostumes. 15% off any one item (Coupon code: AFCBC151).
  5. Halloween Express. 10% off orders over $25 or more (Coupon code: SAVE10CJ2014). Expires 12/31/2014.

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American Baby’s Baby Booty: Win an Urbini Avi Jogging Stroller!

Thursday, September 11th, 2014

Lots of new moms would love a jogging stroller, but when it comes to paring down a registry list, the jogger is often one of the first items to go. (Sniff!) A new stroller line, called Urbini and sold at Walmart, is out to change that. Their jogging stroller, the Urbini Avi, comes in at $200, putting this piece of baby gear in reach! The Avi is built for parents looking for a little exercise, but it has a compact frame and easy fold, so you’d be fine relying on it for everyday use, too.

We’re happy to announce that ONE (1) lucky winner will get a red Avi jogging stroller, which has an approximate retail value of $200. To enter, leave a comment below, up to one a day between today and the end of the day September 18. More Qs about our giveaway? Read our official rules. Be sure to check back on September 18 and scroll to the bottom of the post to see who won. We reach out to winners via Facebook message (it goes into your “other” message folder on Facebook), so if you win, look for us there as well. Goody luck!

Congrats to our winner, Lauren Christner! Please check your “other” message folder on Facebook to claim your prize.

Watch this video and learn how you can get baby gear on a budget!

How to Buy Baby Gear on a Budget
How to Buy Baby Gear on a Budget
How to Buy Baby Gear on a Budget

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Best Deals for the Week Across the Web

Wednesday, September 10th, 2014

By Susan Yoo-Lee, Editor of Savings.com

Just because school has started back up doesn’t mean your child has absolutely everything he or she needs to be fully prepared. This week’s deals for shoes and clothes can help you get fully stocked before the madness of the season actually kicks in.

  1. Payless Shoes. 15% off regular priced items (Coupon code:  ZZSAVE15). Expires 12/31/2014.
  2. Aeropostale. Get $25 off your in-store purchase over $100 (Print coupon). Expires 9/14/2014.
  3. ChampionBuy 1, get 1 50% off tops & bottoms (No code needed). Expires 9/18/2014.
  4. Kohl’s$10 off $30 everything for baby, toddlers and maternity (Coupon code: GIGGLES10). Expires 9/21/2014.
  5. macys.com. Save 15%-20% off most departments site wide (Coupon code: FAVES). Expires 9/14/2014.

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