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1/31/2014

Pink Fizz SodaStream Kit for $64.97 with free shipping


SodaStream USA has got the Pink Fizz SodaStream Kit on clearance for half-off. It's priced at $124.95 but enter promo code CYBERSODA13 at checkout and that price drops to $64.97.  On the payment page, enter the second promo code FREEFIZZ for free shipping.

Just fyi, the Fizz sodamaker is a slight upgrade on the Jet and Genesis models.  Please note that it contains an electronic chip, so it probably cannot be used on Shabbos.
  • Fizz Home Soda Maker.
  • 60 liter Carbonator.
  • Carbonating Bottle (specially designed, high pressure-resistant bottles and BPA-free).
  • Sodamix Variety 12-pack.
  • Enjoy freshly made, great tasting sparkling water/seltzer in less than 30 seconds with no mess.
  • Save money on soda while protecting the environment by reducing plastic bottle waste.
  • Fizz-preserving cap helps to keep drinks fresh and fizzy longer than store-bought bottles.
  • SodaStream is an Israeli-made product.
SodaStream has also got these mixes on clearance for half-off as well ($3.49 after the promo code) so you might want to add these to your cart along with your Fizz purchase:

Otterbox cases for smartphones and tablets, from $15 with free shipping


The other day, I was giving our dog a (much needed) bath and my new iPhone 5S rang. I picked it up and promptly dropped it in the bathtub full of water, shampoo, and dog hair.  It survived!  How?  It was encased in an Otterbox Defender.  These things seem to be indestructible, and when you are spending a small fortune on a smartphone or tablet, Otterboxes are worthy investments.  "Worthy" is the right word, because Otterboxes are not cheap.

But now they are.

Daily Steals is having a sale on Otterboxes, ranging from $15.00-$39.00.  They've got Otterboxes for iPhone 3-5, Samsung Galaxy, Samsung Note, iPad Mini, Droid Razr, Galaxy Note, HTC One X, and more. Shipping is free on all of these.

 (FYI, check out Amazon to see how much these Otterboxes normally go for.)


Bow hat and bow gloves on sale at One Stop Plus



One Stop Plus has got this matching bow hat on sale for $14.99 and bow gloves on sale for $9.99.  Use promo code OSPRMNHOLIDAY for 40% off one of these items and free shipping if your order totals $25.00 or more.  (You can use this $3.99 charm bracelet or this $3.99 scarf as a filler item if you need to exceed a minimum order.) If you're planning on purchasing more at One Stop Plus, use promo code OSPEMAIL3 for $10 off your $30 purchase plus free shipping on your $50 purchase.

Buy a dozen valentine doughnuts at Krispy Kreme, get a dozen coupons for a free doughnut (great idea for shalach manos)



"Roses are red,
Doughnuts are sweet
The best Valentines
Are the ones you can eat."

Oh, how I miss the yummy kosher Krispy Kreme in Omaha!  When you buy a dozen valentine doughnuts at Krispy Kreme, get 12 free valentine coupons, each good for one free doughnut to give to 12 of your friends.  If you live in an area where Krispy Kreme is kosher, this would probably make for a fun addition to your mishloach manot.

The offer expires on 2/14/14.


$1.00 off Tetley Tea


Print your $1.00 off Tetley Tea coupon here.

Crocs Last Chance Clearance Event AND save up to $20.00 more with these promo codes!


Crocs.com has got a great 60% off Clearance Event going on right now.  Free shipping on orders over $25.00 (no promo code required), otherwise it's a flat $4.99.  They've got colorful no-show socks for $2.99, Jibbitz for $1.00, iPhone cases for $1.99,  women's canvas shoes for $14.99, kid's Crocs starting at $12.99, and tons more.



These Gianna flats (pictured above) are just $15.99!  (I bought the same ones with black buckles in the summer for over $40.00) .  They've also got some women's boots on clearance but the sizes are selling out right before your eyes (I had a pair in my cart and it sold out before I could pay for it!), so you've got to act fast.


If your kids love Crocs, the Clearance Sale is awash in kids bargains. Kid's "character" Crocs like Lego and Hello Kitty are all up to 50% off, starting at $19.99.

And to sweeten the Clearance sale, now you can save even more with the following Crocs.com promo codes:
  • Take $10.00 off $50.00 or more with promo code SAVE10.
  • Take $15.00 off $75.00 or more with promo code SAVE15.
  • Take $20.00 off $100.00 or more with promo code SAVE20.

BACK AGAIN: Highly rated Olay Pro-X Advanced Cleansing System at its lowest price ever after coupon, $15.99


This excellent offer is back again at the low price along with the coupon. 

  • 2-speed rotating facial cleansing brush delivers daily deep cleansing and gentle exfoliation for professional-level results at home.
  • Olay Professional Pro-X Exfoliating Renewal Cleanser purifies and renews your skin's texture for a refreshed, smooth feel.
  • Advanced Cleansing System is as effective as a system sold by skin professionals for nearly $200.
  • Water-resistant for use in the shower.
  • Kit includes 2-speed Facial Cleansing Brush, Cleansing Brush Head, Exfoliating Renewal Cleanser (0.68 fl. oz.) and 2 AA Duracell batteries.

Amazon Gold Box Deal of the Day: The Godfather Collection for $16.99 (was $37.99)


Allow me to make you an offer you can't refuse....

Kidding. But the Amazon Gold Box Deal of the Day is The Godfather Collection (The Coppola Restoration) on Blu-ray for just $16.99 with free Prime/SuperSaver shipping. Yesterday this collection was priced at $37.99, and has been as high as $87.95. The Godfather is one of the most popular film series ever made.

Amazon Prime going up to $99 or $119 a year? Not yet, but maybe...


Yesterday, Amazon revealed in a quarterly earnings conference call with its shareholders that it might raise the annual subscription price on its Prime service by $20.00 or $40.00.  Amazon Prime has been priced at $79.00 since the program's introduction in 2005, and its paid program membership numbers in the tens of millions.

You can read about the possible Prime rate hike over here and over here. (Hat tip to Avery S. for telling me about this.)  I'm sure it will be all over the web very shortly.  Here's an excerpt from Amazon's report:
We launched Prime in the U.S. nine years ago with free, unlimited two-day shipping on one main items in an annual membership priced at $79. Today Prime Selection is growing to over 90 million items. Even as fuel and transportation cost have increased, the $79 price has remained the same. We know the customers love Prime as the usage of the shipping benefit has increased dramatically since launch. On a per customer basis, Prime members are ordering more items across more categories with free two-day shipping than ever before. With the increased cost of fuel, transportation as well as the increased usage among Prime members were considering increasing the price of Prime between $20 to $40 in the U.S. We remain [headstone] focused on driving a better customer experience through price, selection and convenience. We believe putting customers first is the only reliable way to create lasting value for shareholders. 
What can you do right now to protect your membership rate?  Well, actually, nothing.  We don't know if the Prime membership rate hike will really be going through or not, and more importantly, we don't know if Amazon will be grandfathering in its current members, and if they do, whether it will be long-term or short-term.  We have very little real information at this point.

Interesting factoid:  according to Morningstar Reports, Prime members spend approximately twice as much as their non-Prime counterparts each year, shop more frequently, and buy pricier items.  Make sense.  Once you are financially invested in a program, you want to take advantage of its service.  There's some chicken-and-egg marketing going on here. People want a Prime membership because they buy so much stuff on Amazon, and people buy so much stuff on Amazon because they have invested in a Prime membership and want to take advantage of its perks.  It's because of this relationship that I think Amazon is going to be very protective of its current Prime membership rolls.

My prediction?  I think Amazon will grandfather in its current Prime members, but for a short period only, maybe one or two years.  I want to reiterate that I'm just guessing and I have no solid information on which to base this.  But I would hang on to my Prime membership if I were already a member (as I actually am), and if you're not, now might be an excellent opportunity to join and possibly get in under the wire.  Amazon has got a one-month trial for Amazon Prime that is free for the first 30-days and then, (if you don't cancel) after the free period, they start your paid $79 Prime membership.  Given that this possible rate hike information was just released yesterday, I'd jump into that free trial right now.  If there will be any grandfathering, I'm speculating that they will be strict about the timeline, as well as which Prime members they will be covering.

But bottom line is, we don't know.

This year, we saw for the very first time, an increase in the Amazon SuperSaver shipping minimum threshold from $25 to $35, with no warning from Amazon. Given that they actually have fired a warning shot and already told us that the increase might happen, I'd gear up for it.  I do believe an increase in Prime membership is coming down the pike.

My $0.02 about the value of a paid Prime membership?  It's worth the money. While Amazon is not the most consistently frugal vendor in the marketplace, when they have deals, boy, do they have deals. Last year, I surprised myself and did an overwhelming portion of my Passover shopping on Amazon, and because of their deals, I was able to come in significantly under my budget, which is always a struggle for me.  I do believe in the long run, I come out way ahead on Amazon Prime. (Of course, I share my membership with friends, so the $79 cost is not such a huge sting to me.)  I also like their free unlimited streaming video access and Kindle lending library, but to me, the main perk of Prime membership is the free two-day shipping.

So now it's your turn. What do you think? (Please feel free to comment.)

1/30/2014

LOWEST PRICE: Deluxe Baby Bather for $11.35 (normally $19.99)


Amazon has got this Summer Infant Mother's Touch Deluxe Baby Bather for $11.35 (normally $19.99, so more than 40% off) with free Prime/SuperSaver shipping.  This is the lowest price that Amazon has ever posted for this baby bather. It got 4.1 out of 5 stars over 61 customer reviews.
  • Includes deluxe head support.
  • Soft fabric sling conforms to your baby.
  • Can be used in both tub and undivided kitchen sink.
  • 2 position back rest.
  • Removable and machine washable cove.

LOWEST PRICE: 6-piece towel set $18.99-$19.99 shipped (comes in ten colors)


Amazon has got this 6-piece Egyptian Cotton towel set for its lowest price ever, from $18.99 to $19.99 (depending on color) with free Prime/SuperSaver shipping (comes to $3.17-$3.33 per Egyptian Cotton towel).  This plush set has sold on Amazon for as much as $49.12 in the past.
  • 6-piece luxury towel set with 2 bath towels, 2 hand towels, and 2 washcloths.
  • Woven with over 4-1/2 pounds of Egyptian cotton for softness, absorbency, and durability.
  • Egyptian cotton creates extra softness, absorbency, and durability on these oversized, extra heavy towel set.
  • Towels grow softer with each and every machine wash and dry.
  • The set weighs over 4-1/2-pounds and has two 30" x 56" bath towels, two 18" x 30" hand towels and two 13" x 13" washcloths.
  • Comes in 10 colors: white, navy, cream, cranberry (pictured above), cocoa, plum, wedgewood, gray, moss, and driftwood.

$5.00 off your $50.00 purchase at BJ's Wholesale Club


BJ's member? Print your coupon for $5.00 off of your $50.00 purchase, good through Sunday, 2/2/14.

HT:  Dan's Deals

$1.00 off Empire Kosher Party Chicken Wings or Buffalo Wings


Print your coupon for $1.00 off of Empire Kosher Party Chicken Wings or Buffalo Wings here.  Expires 3/15/14.  Just in time for SuperBowl parties.  (And go Broncos!)

Statement bib necklace for $1.01 with free shipping (no Prime account needed)


This eye-catching, green bib necklace is just $1.01 with free shipping from Amazon (no Prime account needed!).   Sometimes a little fun comes at a small price. 

1/29/2014

Fisher-Price Loving Family Manor Play Set for $15.00 with free in-store pickup at Walmart

This Fisher-Price Loving Family Manor Playset is only $15.00 (!!!) at Walmart, with free in-store or FedEx pickup. (If you can't pick it up, it ships free with a minimum $50.00 purchase or you can ship it for $4.97.) It got 4.3 out of 5 stars over 14 customer reviews.
  • Beautifully detailed, classic dollhouse.
  • Four large rooms to fill with love.
  • Extendable play areas; more room to play.
  • Sweet styling, charming details and a family of three; mom, dad and baby.
  • Everything stores inside; folds for storage.
  • Fisher Price loving family grand dollhouse develops your child's fine motor skills.
  • Strengthens imaginative and creative thinking through classic role play.
  • Additional accessories available for this Fisher Price Loving Family Dollhouse, which are sold separately and subject to availability.
HT:  Hip2Save

IT'S BACK: Two pairs of control-top pantyhose (all sizes) and mesh laundry bag for $3.95 shipped



This offer is BACK!    I've gotten excellent feedback from readers who were very impressed with the quality of their pantyhose and mesh laundry bag.


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Here's another one of those high-value offers that gives you a fantastic bargain initially, but you must be disciplined enough to remember to cancel if you don't want to remain in the program (or not, if you want to continue).

Get two pairs of Beaute Classique pantyhose, plus a mesh laundry bag for a grand total of $3.95, including everything.  (Awesome deal, especially considering that a mesh laundry bag for delicates can cost upwards of $6.00 on its own.)  The pantyhose comes in honey, nude, bone and black, in sizes small, medium, tall, extra-tall, queen1, queen2.  They are a nylon/spandex/cotton blend.

If you're pleased with your pantyhose and want to continue receiving them, do nothing, and each month you will automatically be sent you four new pairs of pantyhose for $8.95 per pair plus $6.95 shipping.

However, once you get your initial two pairs and the mesh laundry bag, you are under no obligation to continue and may cancel at any time after receiving your introductory offer, by calling customer service at the 800 number listed on the site (click on terms and conditions at the bottom of the page).

You must be 18 years of age or older and all orders are subject to approval. Limit one order per household. Offers are subject to change and are open to residents of the U.S. Out-of-stock titles and free items may be replaced by alternate selections. Offer is good only while supplies last.

40% off sitewide and free shipping (no minimum) at The Children's Place


Wow! The Children’s Place has got 40% off sitewide (through 1/29/14) when you enter the promo code EXTRAFORTY at checkout, AND all shipping is FREE with no minimum.

Genuine leather watch for $8.88 with free shipping on Tanga


This genuine leather watch is $8.88 with free shipping on Tanga.
  • Beautiful women’s watch with a modern design.
  • Perfect for a fancy night out or casual lunch date.
  • Genuine leather adjustable band.
  • Designed with the highest-quality standards.
  • Watch dial size: 1" 
  • Band size: 23" L x 0.3" W 
  • Actual color finish may vary slightly (various shades).  The actual finishing shade on the watches vary from piece to piece due to their natural look & quality craftsmanship. Some may have a reddish brown, orangeish brown, plain brown, or darkish brown tinge.
  • 30-day warranty.

LOWEST PRICE: Procter Silex 1.5 cup capacity food chopper for $9.00


Amazon has got the Procter Silex 1.5 cup capacity food chopper for $9.00 with free Prime/SuperSaver shipping.  This is the lowest price this food chopper has ever gone for.  It got 4.3 out of 5 stars over 272 customer reviews.
  • Compact food chopper reduces prep time in the kitchen.
  • 1-1/2-cup-capacity transparent work bowl; stable base.
  • Pulse function offers exceptional control over consistency.
  • Stainless-steel processing blade; removable, dishwasher safe parts allow for easy cleaning.
  • Product Built to North American Electrical Standard.

UPDATE: Fisher Price Bright Beginnings Trike and Activity Walker for only $13.49 each with free shipping, today only


$13.49 shipped with promo code JAN29SAVE30 and FREESHIP
BonTon keeps changing up their promo codes on me, but that's okay, because these toys are still an incredibly buy!

BonTon has got the Fisher-Price® Bright Beginnings Ready Steady Ride-On Trike on sale for $13.49 with free shipping.  The trike is priced at $14.99, but enter promo code JAN29SAVE30 (valid today, 12/29/14 only) and that price drops by 10% to $13.49.  Shipping is free with promo code FREESHIP, and yes, you can stack the promo codes. (FYI, Amazon has got it for $27.82.)
  • Designed with a narrow wheel base in back, making it more stable for toddlers to get on and off by themselves.
  • Comfy, easy-straddle seat, easy-grip handle bars and controlled steering for better maneuvering.
  • Features a spinning roller drum in the handlebar with shiny reflections and colorful rattling beads.
  • Strengthens leg muscles as baby pushes the ride-on.
  • Developing new skills helps build self-confidence.
$13.49 shipped with promo code JAN29SAVE30 and FREESHIP
Similarly, BonTon has also got the Fisher-Price® Activity Walker on sale for $13.49 with free shipping.  Same story as the toy above.  The walker is priced at $14.99, but enter promo code JAN29SAVE30 (valid today, 12/29/14 only) and that price drops by 10% to $13.49.  Shipping is free with promo code FREESHIP, and yes, you can stack the promo codes.Shipping is free with promo code FREESHIP.  (FYI, Amazon has got it for $22.38).
  • Infant walker that steady's baby's first steps and provides classic busy activities.
  • Activities include: flipping doors, sliding beads, turning gears, and spinning panels.
  • In the center is a ball that spins.
  • Encourages Developing Motor Skills Ships in Certified Frustration-Free Packaging Walker folds for portability and storage.

Get ten bonus MCR points when you enter codes from any three Coca-Cola 12-packs


My Coke Rewards members, now you can get ten bonus MCR points when you enter MCR codes from any three Coca-Cola 12 packs in one sign-on session. Normally, three 12-pack codes would give you 30 MCR points; now you'll get 40 (which is enough for one free 20 oz. soda in MCR rewards).

Skip Hop Giraffe Safari Fold-and-Play Book for $10.00 shipped


Amazon has got the Skip Hop Giraffe Safari Fold and Play Book for $10.00 with free Prime/SuperSaver shipping and free returns.
  • "Origami" book folds many ways.
  • Ages 12 months and up.
  • Wood.
  • Two games in one: play with words or numbers.
  • Paint and finishes non-toxic, child safe.

 (If you don't have Prime shipping and don't want to spend $35.00 on Amazon, you can buy it for the same price, $10.00 with free shipping and free returns from Nordstrom.)

$1.00 off any Wholly Guacamole item



Free sample of Pantene shampoo/conditioner


Request your free sample of Pantene shampoo/conditioner here.

Naughty Monkey Harmony leather boots, half-price at Nordstrom, $49.96 with free shipping and free returns


These Naughty Monkey Harmony leather boots are on sale for half-price at Nordstrom, just $49.96 with free shipping and free returns.  They're available in tan and taupe, in limited sizes. Check it out before it sells out.  (FYI, 6pm has it for $69.99.)
  • Leather upper and leather lining with a rubber sole.
  • 1 1/2" heel (size 8.5).
  • 16" boot shaft; 14" calf circumference.
  • By Naughty Monkey; imported.

Genuine freshwater pearl set in (nickel-free) sterling silver ring for $10.98 shipped


Liquidation Channel has got this genuine freshwater pearl set in (nickel-free) sterling silver ring for $10.98 shipped. It's priced at $9.99, but use promo code STUNNING10 to drop that price by 10% down to $8.99 plus $1.99 shipping = $10.98.  The ring comes in sizes 5 and 7 only.

1/28/2014

Save $5 off your $25 in-store PetSmart purchase



Print your $5.00 off $25.00 purchase in-store at PetSmart.  Good through 2/28/14.

20% off fresh Bartlett pears through Saving Star

Save 20% on a single purchase of Bartlett Pears (labeled PLU #4410) at participating retailers. See offer info for complete details..Expires 2/3/2014.Save 20%.


One of the most common complaints that I get about couponing is the lack of coupons available for fresh produce. Well, complain no more!

Saving Star has got a great new offer on fresh fruit at participating stores: get 20% of the purchase price on fresh Bartlett pears (labeled under PLU #4410), through 2/3/14.  One time use only.

Not a member of Saving Star yet? Join here and see which of your local stores qualifies as a Saving Star vendor.  Almost any store with a loyalty or membership card (like any Kroger affiliates, Albertson's, Pathmark, Rite Aid, Waldbaum, Stop 'N Shop, ShopRite, CVS, etc.) qualifies.


Little Tikes Cupcake kitchen for only $19.97 with free in-store pickup


Walmart has got this Little Tikes Cupcake kitchen for only $19.97 with free in-store or FedEx office pickup.  (If you can't pick it up, it ships free with a minimum $50.00 purchase or you can ship it for $4.97.)  It got 4.7 out of 5 stars over 81 customer reviews. 



This price is amazing and it includes these play dishes, silverware, pot, etc..  I wish toys like this would have been around when I was a little girl!
  • Age range: 2-6 years.
  • Stove burners make sound effects.
  • Real working drawer and oven doors.
  • Storage space for plates and accessories.
  • Kitchen set for kids requires assembly.
  • Dimensions: 11"L x 24"W x 33.5"H.
  • Includes 1 kitchen,1 cupcake tray, 4 cupcakes, 2 plates, 2 forks, 2 spoons, 2 knives, 2 spice shakers, 1 spatula, 1 pot with lid

KidKraft Holiday Puzzle Set for $23.11: Chanukah, Passover, Rosh Hashana and Shabbat puzzles


Amazon has got this KidKraft Holiday Puzzle Set for $23.11 with free Prime/SuperSaver shipping. This toy got 4.9 out of 5 stars over seven customer reviews.


This contains the following:
  • Chanukah Puzzle
  • Shabbat Puzzle
  • Passover Puzzle
  • Rosh Hashanah Puzzle
Four high-quality puzzles for $23.11 works out to just $5.78 per puzzle.  This would make a perfect gift for some lucky little boy or girl and because it spans different holidays, it's got staying power.



Rare BOGO coupon for Cheerios (stackable Target deal)


Print out this manufacturer's buy-one-get-one free coupon for any type of Cheerios (minimum size, 8.9 oz.). Stack it with this Target store coupon for $0.75 off two General Mills cereals here, as well as the Target Cartwheel offer for 5% off General Mills cereals, for some very inexpensive Cheerios.

Kellogg’s Family Rewards members, get up to $15 in reward checks from Healthy Start cereal, bars and waffles



Are you a member of Kellogg’s Family Rewards yet? If you're not, now is a lucrative time to join.



Get a check for $5.00 when you purchase three specially marked "Healthy Start" cereals, bars, or waffles (look for a logo that looks like the circle above on specially marked boxes). You can enter up to nine codes to earn up to three $5.00 rewards per household.

This Healthy Starts $5.00 reward is available all year, through 12/31/14.



BTW, if you haven't already, go ahead and "like" the KFR Facebook page and then check out their timeline for a special 100-point KFR code.

Get a $20 Costco Cash Card when you spend more than $100 on any P&G products in February and March (limit two per household)


UPDATE:   The rebate form is now live!


My February Costco coupon booklet arrived yesterday; check out the great offer inside the front cover:  get a $20 Costco Cash Card when you spend more than $100 on any Procter & Gamble products in February and March.  I could spend that easily on just paper towels and bathroom tissue!

Eligible P&G purchases must total $100 or more before tax. Only P&G items purchased at Costco or Costco.com between 1/31/14 and 3/31/14 qualify.  Limit 2 promotional Costco Cash Cards per household.  Costco cash cards will be mailed approximately 6-8 weeks after the program closes. Details and rebate form are at Costco.com/pg-rebate.  This link isn't live yet (will go live on 1/30/14), but I wanted to make you aware of the rebate offer just in case you were planning a Costco run this week; best to hold off until 1/31/14.

This offer covers purchases through March, so if you needed any P&G paper goods for Passover, this offer will seriously sweeten the deal!

Participating brands:

  • Charmin
  • Bounty
  • Puffs
  • Tide
  • Gain
  • Dreft
  • Downy
  • Bounce 
  • Cheer
  • Cascade
  • Dawn 
  • Joy
  • Febreeze
  • Swiffer
  • Mr. Clean
  • Gillette
  • Braun
  • Venus
  • Crest
  • Glide
  • Oral-B
  • Duracell
  • Secret
  • Pantene
  • Head & Shoulders
  • Fekkai
  • Olay
  • Tampax
  • Always
  • Metamucil
  • Prilosec OTC
  • Pepto-Bismol
  • Vicks
  • Align
  • Clear Blue
  • Iams
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