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post #61 of 98
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Originally Posted by jillybeans View Post

Great deal on Melissa & Doug toys mamas! Good for today (11/13) only, but you can get some cheap gifts!
Here is the coupon at bloomingdales' right now: http://www.bloomingdales.com/customerservice/fandf/wwwfandfwww.jsp?PartnerID=Linkshare&cm_mmc=Linkshare-_-FF-_-banner-_-FFHP&LinkshareID=UO85MF6im_8-9nElHEUXf2yhuSTaH9Somg
Search for Melissa & Doug...they have some deep discounts (like the cutting food box for $8.80, band-in-a-box for $6ish) Code FANDF for 20% off (again, today only) and code FREESHIP11 for free shipping! I got the pizza set and band in a box for $11.72 shipped!


Ohhh thanks for this!  I just bought the cupcake set for DD, the band in a box for both my nephew and a set for my cousins DD, the cutting food for her other DD, the pizza set for yet her other DD. Our limit is $10 and I averaged $6 for everyone but DD!!!!  Yay!  Plus it is just done!!!!

post #62 of 98
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Originally Posted by jillybeans View Post

Great deal on Melissa & Doug toys mamas! Good for today (11/13) only, but you can get some cheap gifts!
Here is the coupon at bloomingdales' right now: http://www.bloomingdales.com/customerservice/fandf/wwwfandfwww.jsp?PartnerID=Linkshare&cm_mmc=Linkshare-_-FF-_-banner-_-FFHP&LinkshareID=UO85MF6im_8-9nElHEUXf2yhuSTaH9Somg
Search for Melissa & Doug...they have some deep discounts (like the cutting food box for $8.80, band-in-a-box for $6ish) Code FANDF for 20% off (again, today only) and code FREESHIP11 for free shipping! I got the pizza set and band in a box for $11.72 shipped!

Ooh! Thank you! We wanted to get DD the wooden workbench awhile back, but it was a little above our price limit. It was a steal at $50 with the discount codes.
post #63 of 98
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Originally Posted by jillybeans View Post

Great deal on Melissa & Doug toys mamas! Good for today (11/13) only, but you can get some cheap gifts!
Here is the coupon at bloomingdales' right now: http://www.bloomingdales.com/customerservice/fandf/wwwfandfwww.jsp?PartnerID=Linkshare&cm_mmc=Linkshare-_-FF-_-banner-_-FFHP&LinkshareID=UO85MF6im_8-9nElHEUXf2yhuSTaH9Somg
Search for Melissa & Doug...they have some deep discounts (like the cutting food box for $8.80, band-in-a-box for $6ish) Code FANDF for 20% off (again, today only) and code FREESHIP11 for free shipping! I got the pizza set and band in a box for $11.72 shipped!


Thank you so much for posting this!  I was able to get the same things.  Chickadee has been wanting the Band In A Box for a while (one of the grocery stores has it in the children's play area), but this price is much nicer!

post #64 of 98
so glad you could get in on the deal before it ended!
post #65 of 98

Jill - thanks for tht link and codes!  I don't have anyone this year that can use the four sets I bought for $23, but I can happily store them until next year!  Look at me...all ready for Christmas 2012!!

post #66 of 98
Any suggestions for a nice gift for a neighbour family on the cheap/home made?
post #67 of 98

 

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Any suggestions for a nice gift for a neighbour family on the cheap/home made?


Cookies or a special coffee cake, or peanut butter bird seed feeders might be nice. Or home made infused vodka if they imbibe. 

post #68 of 98
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Any suggestions for a nice gift for a neighbour family on the cheap/home made?



I'm thinking about making some of Pioneer Woman's cinnamon rolls to give away to friends.  She has an orange marmalade variation of them too.

post #69 of 98
I had to pass this on.... I got my daughter a watch for $3.16 on this site. They are a bit commercial but for this price, I can handle that. They have Hello Kitty, Angry Birds, Ben 10, Spiderman and some others. I can't remember all of them but the majority of them are under $5 with free shipping. I got mine in a little under a week and DD will love it. smile.gif

http://www.focalprice.com/search.html?keyword=kitty&categoryid=010008&source=CJ
post #70 of 98

My kids are always swiping my hot water bottle, so I just ordered one for each of them; cheapest price ($5.55) I've seen on them so thought I'd share :)  I'm going to sew some berber fleece or sherpa covers for them so theyre super cozy

http://www.amazon.com/Mabis-Healthcare-Rubber-Water-Bottle/dp/B000BHDLQM/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1321570039&sr=8-1

post #71 of 98

Jeri - thanks for that link!  I was able to get a few watches for some Kindergarten friends for Christmas.  They'll be a huge (and cheap) hit!

post #72 of 98
You're welcome! They are really cute too... Be warned, they don't come in any kind of box or anything (just a bubble wrap mailer) but for that price, I don't care. I'm going to be ordering a lot more in the next week or 2, myself! Enjoy! smile.gif
post #73 of 98
Barnes and noble has 50% off on certain toys today only including Melissa and Doug toys. One toy per billing address but not a bad deal!
post #74 of 98

I posted about this in Diggin in the Earth, but thought I'd mention it here too - 

 

Seed Saver's Exchange is having a 50% off sale on the remaining 2011 seed stock. For those that aren't familiar with SSE, they're a seed house that focuses on preserving heirloom and heritage varieties (open pollinated; never GMO). They still have a nice selection left, and you can get a lot of deals for around $0.65 per packet. 

 

This would be a great way to stock up on seeds for the budding gardener, or homeschooling nature projects. 

post #75 of 98
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Originally Posted by kitchensqueen View Post

I posted about this in Diggin in the Earth, but thought I'd mention it here too - 

Seed Saver's Exchange is having a 50% off sale
 on the remaining 2011 seed stock. For those that aren't familiar with SSE, they're a seed house that focuses on preserving heirloom and heritage varieties (open pollinated; never GMO). They still have a nice selection left, and you can get a lot of deals for around $0.65 per packet. 

This would be a great way to stock up on seeds for the budding gardener, or homeschooling nature projects. 

Ohhh that's actually a GREAT gift idea for my sister, the Garden goddess, LOL! Thank you! smile.gif
post #76 of 98

Kids get one big gift from us and stocking stuffers.  There will be a few homemade items.  Even when I have the money I can't see giving so much when so many have so little!

post #77 of 98

FYI Fab.com is running a BF promo, $10 credit free when you log in or sign up. They have Melissa & Doug toys priced right around $10, so free or very cheap. I got a M&D Responsibility chart for $8.94 shipped. I believe sign up is by invite only, my invite link is http://fab.com/qy55u1. Hope it helps someone else!

 

post #78 of 98

Great, you made me go there!  Now I want stuff!


 

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Originally Posted by frugalmama View Post

FYI Fab.com is running a BF promo, $10 credit free when you log in or sign up. They have Melissa & Doug toys priced right around $10, so free or very cheap. I got a M&D Responsibility chart for $8.94 shipped. I believe sign up is by invite only, my invite link is http://fab.com/qy55u1. Hope it helps someone else!

 



 

post #79 of 98

You made me buy mustache rings!!!!

 

post #80 of 98
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You made me buy mustache rings!!!!

 



lol - they are cute aren't they!

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