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Best Deals for the Week Across the Web

Wednesday, November 27th, 2013


Boden. OshKosh. Carter’s. Oh my! Pick up some of the hottest names in kids’ fashion this week – at up to half the price off!


  1. Boden.  25% Off All Orders + Free Shipping (No code needed). Expires 12/13/2013.
  2. OshKosh B’gosh. 50% Off All Orders (No code needed). Expires 12/01/2013.
  3. Carter’s. Black Friday Sale: 50% Off Online & In-Store Orders (No code needed) Expires 12/01/2013.
  4. Kids Footlocker. 15% Off All Orders (Coupon code: LKS1NM46). Expires 11/30/2013.
  5. Kohl’sGet $15 Kohl’s Cash For Every $50 Spent (No code needed). Expires 12/01/2013.


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Best Deals for the Week Across the Web

Wednesday, November 13th, 2013


Whether you want to start your holiday shopping or stock up on fall and winter weather essentials for your family, this week’s deals will save you on clothing, kids pretend play items and more.


  1. thredUP. 20% off your entire purchase + Free Shipping for New Customers (Coupon Code: GOODY20). Expires 12/31/13.
  2. Sears$10 off boys’ and girls’ clothing orders of $45+ (Expires 11/21/2013). Coupon Code: TENOFF45
  3. DisneyStore50% off select costumes and costume accessories (Expires 12/01/2013). No coupon code needed.
  4. Nordstrom. Half-yearly sale for women and kids — save up to 40% and get free shipping (Expires11/17/2013). No coupon code needed.
  5. TargetBuy two family sweaters and save 15%, buy three and save 20% (Expires 11/16/2013). No coupon code needed.


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Best Deals for the Week Across the Web

Wednesday, November 6th, 2013

By Editor Susan Yoo-Lee          

 Starting this month clothing retailers are showing off their biggest and brightest deals of the year. We’ve compiled the best of the best for all of your kids’ clothing needs:

  1. Save 20% on your purchase over $40 at OshKosh B’Gosh. They have sizes from newborn to 12 years of age. Use coupon code OKBGCODE. Expires 11/30/2013.
  2. Head over to Carter’s for a variety of styles for your newborn to 7-year-old and save 20% on your order over $40. Use coupon code CARTCODE. Expires 11/30/2013.
  3. Have you seen all the cute kid’s clothing from Cynthia Rowley, Ted Baker and Sally Miller at JCPenney? Right now, you can save $20 on your purchase over $100. Use coupon code GOLD. Expires 11/9/2013.
  4. From basic tees to your Sunday best, Ruum American Kid’s Wear has it all. They have an amazing sale going on that includes slashing prices up to 76%, but for a limited time you can save an additional 20% off those already discounted prices. Items start as low as $2.39. Use coupon code 1222. Expires 11/16/2013.
  5. The Children’s Place is many parents’ go-to store, and now you can save 15% off your entire purchase. Use coupon code SAVINGS2013. Expires 12/31/2013.


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Best Deals for the Week Across the Web

Wednesday, October 30th, 2013

By Editor Susan Yoo-Lee

 As a result of the shorter holiday shopping season, retailers are hoping to cash-in on sales by offering great deals before Black Friday and Cyber Monday even roll around.

 Here are some of the best deals across the web to help you meet your holiday shopping needs this year:

  1. Need toys and games for your little love bugs? Save $20 off your toy and game purchase over $200 at Sears. Use coupon code STOYS20. Expires 12/31/2013.
  2. If you’re one of the many millions planning to travel this holiday season, Budget car rental has an incredible offer for you. Until the end of this year, you can save 40% off your car rentals at Budget by using coupon code U347956. Expires 12/31/2013.
  3. Who doesn’t love Legos?  Get a free holiday set with your LEGO purchase over $99. Plus, you get free shipping. No code needed. Expires 10/31/2013.
  4. It’s getting colder as we write. If you need to get new shoes for your entire family, save $20 off your purchase over $100 at on Amazon. Use coupon code FLOWER13. Limited time offer and can expire anytime.
  5. Your four-legged family members also deserve some nice holiday gifts! At PetSmart, you can save $3 off your purchase over $10. Use coupon code BDAY10CAT13. Expires 11/04/2013.


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Find Handmade Gifts at the Etsy Holiday Shop

Thursday, November 29th, 2012

Etsy Holiday Shop - Kids sectionIf you love and you live in the New York area, stop by the Etsy Holiday Shop in SoHo.  Your favorite online marketplace has become a pop-up store featuring a well-curated and wide selection of artisanal and vintage gifts: art, clothes, jewelry, home decor, and paper goods.

You’ll discover thoughtfully displayed items, meet shop owners giving demonstrations of their handmade products, and also learn what unique gifts certain tastemakers (like Martha Stewart and teen blogger Tavi Gevinson) love.  You can also RSVP to free daily events and workshops with limited seating. attended a press preview this morning and couldn’t help falling in love with a variety of baby and kids items: tongue-in-cheek onesies from The Wishing Elephant, Gnome baby dolls from Warm Sugar, fox and bear jumpers from Wild Things Dresses, canvas teepees from House Inhabit, paper mobiles from Gosh & Golly, face pillows from Vintage Jane, and colorful ties and bow ties from Handmade By Emy.  (We even met Emy and learned how she got started making matching tie and and bow tie sets for adults and kids.)

The store lasts for 10 days only, running from Thursday, November 29 through Saturday, December 8.  Hours are 10 am – 10 pm. Even if you’re not in the New York area, visit to see a list of featured of shops and items to inspire your holiday shopping. (And even if you don’t know what to choose, Etsy gift cards are always available!)

Etsy Holiday Shop - Wild Things Dresses

Etsy Holiday Shop - The Wishing Elephant onesie

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4 Helpful Money Tools from

Wednesday, November 28th, 2012

Even though Black Friday and Cyber Monday have passed, the holiday shopping season is still upon us.

For the past year, has partnered with to bring you resources on managing your family budget. To help you figure out how much you should spend, how much you can save, and how to utilize your credit score, brings you these four helpful tools and calculators.

What to Buy When – a month-by-month tool that shows you the best items to buy (at a discount!) each month

The Purchase Appraiser – a rating tool that helps you determine whether purchases you have made (or are consideration) are worth the money

What Your Credit Score Can Save You – a tool that shows what your mortgage, car loan, or credit card interest would be depending on your credit score

What’s Your Mom Salary? -  a fun calculator to determine how much money you would make if being a mom was a full-time job

Plus: Don’t forget to also sign up for the Baby on Board Bootcamp newsletter, a free newsletter that helps moms budget and manage family finances better over a course of 10 days.

LearnVest What to Buy When tool

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6 Ways to Prepare for Black Friday

Monday, November 19th, 2012

Shopping mall crowdsEditor’s Note: This guest post is written by Cheryl Lock, the personal finance blogger for Her features have also appeared on LearnVest and in Parents magazine. Visit her personal blog about travel at

With Halloween behind us, most people have moved on to planning for the next big holiday to hit us—Thanksgiving.

Although, let’s be honest, for savvy shoppers it’s the day after Thanksgiving, Black Friday, that really brings the thrills. With its promise of super savings and credit card friendly deals, Black Friday is a budget shopper’s dream.

Still, no matter how many times you’ve been through it before, there’s always something new to learn to get the most savings out of the day. “People are shopping on Black Friday for multiple items, typically, and it’s easy to get caught up in the frenzy of getting all the deals,” says Andrea Deckard, author of

To keep from getting caught up in the frenzy yourself, follow Deckard’s preparation suggestions to get the most out of the biggest savings day of the year.

Your wallet will thank you.

1. Start your research online. Deckard suggests signing up for email newsletters from your favorite retailers now so you’ll be privy to the types of sales they’ll be offering on Black Friday. “When you’re on the retailer emails, you’ll learn about the sales and deals before the rest of the public,” she said. “This gives you a little more time to plan your strategy.

2. Make a strategic plan. It’s important to know which stores you want to visit ahead of time, as well as what items you want to purchase at each store. “This will ensure you are focusing on things you actually need, and saving the most,” Deckard said. “Savings Lifestyle even has a Black Friday price database that you can search quickly to find the best price on all Black Friday sale items as you create a shopping list.”

3. Scope the store out ahead of time. Deckard suggests doing a run-through of the stores you plan to visit on Black Friday before the day actually arrives. “Walk through and find the special Black Friday display sections for the items you want to purchase. Many times people make a mad dash for these areas because the most inventory is placed there. Don’t forget to check where the merchandise normally resides in the store, as well.”

4. Conduct price comparison searches. While Black Friday historically has the best prices, consider doing a quick online search to see if you can find the item priced the same, or lower, than the Black Friday sale price being offered. “Knowing who has the best price will help you determine if the trip out is worth it,” says Deckard. Similarly, when considering what you’d like to actually purchase on Black Friday, think about the items that are offering the biggest potential savings and get to those first. “Would you rather save $100 on a gaming system, or $20 on the blender,” says Deckard. “Only spend your time in line, and online, waiting to get those items that can help you save the most.”

5. Don’t forget online shopping. “I’m a big online Black Friday shopper,” says Deckard. “Several years ago we contemplated going out for one of the doorbusters on Black Friday, but when we passed the store at 5 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day, the line was already entirely too long. I was willing to give up the $200 savings to not camp out the night before.” It’s important to consider the value of your time over money when it comes to these deals as well, and shopping online can be an excellent alternative to going in-person. Plus, as an added bonus, can help you find exclusive coupon codes for retailers so you can save even more.

6. Stock up on discount gift cards ahead of time. If you know you’d like to shop at certain stores this season, consider purchasing discounted gift cards in advance from places like eBay Auctions, Plastic Jungle and Gift Card Rescue. Sites like these allow you to purchase the gift cards at anywhere from 5%-25% off the value of the card. Just check ahead of time that you can use the card on already on-sale items before planning to use them all up on Black Friday.

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Image: Crowd in the mall via Shutterstock

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Shopping Online? Earn a $20 MasterCard Gift Card

Tuesday, December 20th, 2011

GiftsHanukkah begins tonight and Christmas is less than a week away, but if you’re anything like us, you still have some holiday shopping to do.

If you’d rather shop from the comfort of your home and avoid the madness of the mall — again, like us — sign up for MasterCard’s “Here’s to Mom” program. It’s easy, just:

1. Enroll your MasterCard in the program here.

2. Spend $200 online between now and December 31, 2011.

3. Receive a $20 MasterCard gift card.

The $200 can be spent anywhere online and doesn’t even have to be spent on holiday gifts. Placing a big diaper order? Want to stock up on formula? Do it before the end of the year, online and with your MasterCard to earn a $20 MasterCard gift card.

Enroll in the “Here’s to Mom” program and read all of the terms and conditions.

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