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4/30/2017

LOWEST PRICE: Coleman FlipLid 5-quart Personal Cooler for $7.62 on Amazon



Amazon has got this blue Coleman FlipLid 5-quart Personal Cooler for only $7.62 with free Prime/SuperSaver shipping, the lowest recorded Amazon price on this item.  It got 4.4 out of 5 stars over 391 customer reviews.
  • Holds 6 cans
  • FlipLid top reverse to become a serving tray
  • Molded can holders on inside of lid
  • Wide-bottom base for stability
  • Comfortable bail handle

KidKraft Bucket Top Mountain Train Set for $25.78 on Amazon




Amazon has got the KidKraft Bucket Top Mountain Train Set for $25.78 with free Prime/SuperSaver shipping.  It got 4.1 out of 5 stars over 221 customer reviews.


Two great features about this KidKraft train set: it doesn't always need to be out and you don't need a special table for it.  The whole thing goes right into a neat storage bucket when your child is done playing with it.

AND

According to the reviews, it's compatible with Thomas and Friends and Brio train sets, so you can expand or integrate the set into other brands if you like.
  • Includes: 61 pieces
  • Long, winding track
  • Molded mountain with three waterfalls and a lake - mountain doubles as the lid of the bucket the train set comes in
  • Fire truck and police station with molded plastic roofs
  • Deluxe airport with helicopter, helipad, airplane and runway
  • When playtime is finished, storing this train set is a breeze – everything comes packaged in a convenient bucket.

Magrific 100-piece 3D Magnetic Tile Building Set for $53.63 on Amazon



Amazon has got this Magrific 100-piece 3D Magnetic Tile Building Sets for $53.63 with free shipping.  It got 4.7 out of 5 stars over 46 customer reviews.  It's a great value at 54 cents per magnetic tile,   Because of the low pricing, limit 1 per account.

From one of the reviews:
I was skeptical about buying these because they were so much cheaper than other brands. I've never used other brands, but I am happy to say our family loves these. I have a 5 year old, 2 year old and 1 year old boys and they have already taken a lot of abuse and held up great. The magnets are strong enough to build things quite tall. You can carry some sturdier creations around without them breaking, but a lot of them will break if you try to carry them. That's not an issue for us though as we don't usually feel the need to move them around.   My 5 year old has really shown creativity with these and he has played with them almost daily since he got them for Christmas nearly a month ago. Lately he loves to make creative boxes and containers and put toys or "presents" in them for us. I've also noticed everyone who sees my Son play with them wants to try them. My husband and I actually enjoy playing these with our kids so much that we ordered a second set today.

IT'S BACK! Simply Calphalon 6-piece stainless steel bakeware set for $22.49 on Amazon



Amazon has this Calphalon 6-piece bakeware set for $22.49 with free Prime/SuperSaver shipping.  Pretty amazing price considering that a single Calphalon baking pan usually goes for around $15 on sale.   This set received 4.5 out of 5 stars over 960 customer reviews and is simply the best bakeware set I've ever bought.

Those of you who have been reading Daily Cheapskate for a while know that I consider Calphalon to be the Rolls Royce of kitchenware items, and besides my own recommendation, I've heard absolute  rave reviews from Daily Cheapskate readers who have bought this set in the past.   As for this price, well, you could spend more than this on a Nordic Ware baking set with fewer pans.)

This set comes with the Calphalon 10-year warranty (make sure you register your Calphalon set as soon as you receive it), so no more throwing out baking pans if they start to warp or otherwise fail. 
  • Set includes:
    • Two 8” Round Cake Pans
    • 9” x 13" Cake Pan
    • Medium Loaf Pan
    • 12-cup Muffin Pan
    • 10” x 15" Cookie Sheet

  • Reinforced rolled edges prevent warping.

  • Heavy-gauge stainless steel core heats evenly without hot spots so your cookies and cakes come out of the oven perfectly and evenly browned.

  • Toffee-colored nonstick finish is beautiful and functional. The lighter color makes it easier to prevent overbrowning.

  • Dishwasher-safe

  • Full 10-year warranty. 

Special Edition Harry Potter Paperback Box Set for $46.99 on Amazon





UPDATE:  Now $46.99!

Amazon has got this Special Edition Harry Potter Paperback Box Set for $48.73 $46.99 with free Prime/SuperSaver shipping.    This special set, published by Scholastic, is illustrated by Kazu Kibuishi and Mary GrandPr√©, and the spines of the seven books come together in a unique vista when they are lined up in the box (see illustration above).  This set got 4.7 out of 5 stars over 12.618 customer reviews.  Limit one set per account.  This Amazon price beat out Walmart, Target, Scholastic Store, and Barnes & Noble.


4/27/2017

Super Size 62-count Cascade Platinum ActionPacs for $6.85 shipped (11 cents each!) on Amazon



Amazon has got this Super Size 62-count Cascade Platinum ActionPacs for $6.85 shipped (11 cents each!) when you stack a high-value $5.00 coupon with Subscribe & Save discounts.  Make sure you "clip" the one-time $5.00 coupon and then the Subscribe & Save discounts work out as follows:
If you're unfamiliar with Subscribe & Save deals, or would just like a few tips on how best to use the Subscribe & Save program, read my shpiel on Subscribe & Save strategies here.

Remember that you don't need to be a member of Amazon Prime to get free shipping on ANY Amazon Subscribe & Save deal...shipping is free for anyone.

LOWEST PRICE: Flash Furniture Stackable School Chair in green (weight limit:154 lbs.) for $10.00 on Amazon




Amazon has got this Flash Furniture Stackable School Chair in green for only $10.00 with free Prime/SuperSaver shipping, the lowest recorded Amazon price on this chair.  Their is a quantity limit of 10 per account because of the low pricing. Great for a playroom or den!  4.7 out of 5 stars over 136 customer reviews.

  • School stacking chair, 12.625-inch width by 13-1/2-inch depth by 20-inch height
  • 154-pound static load capacity
  • Encourages proper sitting habits
  • Primary colors support early childhood development
  • Green polypropylene plastic

Dunkin Donuts Original Blend k-cup for 39 cents each on Amazon (or DD Hazelnut for 42 cents)



My stock-up price on k-cups has always been 50 cents per k-cup or less.  It's an easy way to figure out if a box of k-cups is reasonably priced or not.  For a box of 10 k-cups, the price needs to be $5.00 or less.  For a box of 12 k-cups, the price needs to be $6.00 or less.  Etc. 

My two brand exceptions to the 50-cent rule were Starbucks k-cups and Dunkin Donuts k-cups.  They each have a loyal following (Starbucks has got the dark roast fans and DD had got the light roast fans), and their k-cups are just more expensive; there's no way around it.   

My husband and I have been longtime Dunkin Donuts fans, and we are willing to pay up to 60 cents per k-cup. It's next to impossible to find DD k-cups for less than that. 


If you're unfamiliar with Subscribe & Save deals, or would just like a few tips on how best to use the Subscribe & Save program, read my shpiel on Subscribe & Save strategies here.

Remember that you don't need to be a member of Amazon Prime to get free shipping on ANY Amazon Subscribe & Save deal...shipping is free for anyone.

4/26/2017

This week's BEST Amazon in tissues, toilet paper and paper towels (The Golden Trifecta of Household Needs, week of 4/26/17)




The three most requested items on my "Can you find a deal on....?" list are the ones we use and need all the time, tissues, toilet paper, and paper towels, AKA The Golden Trifecta of Household Needs, and the two go-to places for deals on these items seem to be Amazon and Jet.com.  This week's deals all come from the Amazon Subscribe & Save program.

My savings criteria:
  • 50 cents or less per roll of toilet paper
  • 95 cents or less per box of tissues
  • 80 cents or less per roll of paper towels

Of course, these are not hard and fast rules.  Deals are going to vary by size of individual item (i.e. 500 sheet roll vs 125 sheet roll), brand loyalty (i.e. I find Viva is the best brand of paper towel and I'm willing to pay slightly more per sheet) and quality within brand (extra-soft, recycled, clean-ripple, extra-strong, suffused with lotion, etc.).  I'll do my best to balance price with quality in Golden Trifecta deals. 

 Here are this top-of-the-week's deals:

4/24/2017

PRICE DROP: KidKraft Noah's Ark Shape Sorter now $16.99 at Amazon



Amazon has dropped the price on KidKraft's Noah's Ark Shape Sorter to $16.99 with free Prime/SuperSaver shipping. This popular KidKraft toy received 4.3 out of 5 stars over 99 customer reviews.  
  • Fun, vivid colors.
  • 17 total pieces: 2 lions, 2 turtles, 2 monkeys, 2 pandas, 2 giraffes, 2 elephants, 2 doves, Noah, his wife, and the Ark.
  • Helps kids learn about the story of Noah's Ark early in life.
  • No assembly required.

4/19/2017

96-count Crayola Crayons for $4.99 on Amazon



Amazon has got this box of 96 Crayola Crayons for $4.99.

This is an Amazon Add-On item, which means that it ships for free with a $25 minimum order if you are an Amazon Prime member (and its price of $4.99 counts towards that $25), or it ships for free with a $49 minimum order if you're not a Prime member.  You can buy multiples of this item to help get you to your $25 or $49 minimum for free shipping.  (Other Amazon Add-On item deals can be found here.)

Tot Tutors table and chair sets for $33.29 to $35.99 on Amazon




Amazon has got this Tot Tutors Kids' Table and 4 Chairs set for $35.99 with free Prime/SuperSaver shipping.  It got 4 out of 5 stars over 852 customer reviews.
  • Includes 20" x 20" square table (17"H) and 4 chairs
  • Sturdy, lightweight plastic construction for easy configuration and rearranging
  • Perfect gift for boys and girls ages 3 years and up
  • Comes in multiple color options-Vibrant yellow table with vibrant chairs (green, blue, orange, purple), Primary blue table with primary chairs (red, green, blue, yellow) & Bright white table with bright chairs (pink, green, aqua, magenta)
  • Easy snap-together assembly is durable and easy to clean
  • Ideal for your toddler's bedroom, playroom, the living room, or covered patio


Amazon has also got this Tot Tutors Kids 2-in-1 Plastic LEGO-Compatible Activity Table and 2 Chairs Set for $33.29 with free Prime/SuperSaver shipping. It got 4.2 out of 5 stars over 403 customer reviews and is an Amazon #1 Best Seller.
  • Includes LEGO and Duplo-compatible activity table, removable cover, and 2 chairs
  • Building block storage area in center of construction table
  • Perfect gift for boys and girls ages 3 years and up
  • Sturdy, lightweight plastic construction for easy configuration and rearranging with easy snap-together assembly
  • Ideal for your toddler’s bedroom, playroom, or the living room.
  • Durable and easy to clean

FANTASTIC DEAL! LEGO Creativity Boxes for $4.93 on Amazon



Amazon has got the very highly-rated LEGO Classic Creativity Boxes priced down to $4.93.

These are all Amazon Add-On items, which means that each ships for free with a $25 minimum order if you are an Amazon Prime member (and each price of $4.93 counts towards that $25), or each ships for free with a $49 minimum order if you're not a Prime member.  You can buy multiples of any of these items to help get you to your $25 or $49 minimum for free shipping, but because of the low pricing, there is a limit of 7 per individual color kit per order.  (Other Amazon Add-On item deals can be found here.)

FYI, if you buy one of each of these, your total will be $19.72 for 259 LEGO pieces (so you will need to purchase $5.28 more to get free shipping if you're a Prime member).
  • Features a mix of classic LEGO® bricks and special elements (depending on which kit, windows, doors, wheels and eyes)
  • Includes an inspirational guide containing building instructions and ideas that will help your child discover their creative building skills
  • Includes three levels of building complexity to suit builders on different levels
  • Makes a great starter set for budding LEGO® builders
  • Includes pieces in vibrant shades of red, blue, green or orange (depending on which kit) and fun, bright colors




#10707; 55 pieces5.0 out of 5 stars over 5 customer reviews.  Limit 7 per account.




#10706; 78 pieces4.7 out of 5 stars over 5 customer reviews, and an Amazon #1 New Release.  Limit 7 per account.


    #10708; 66 pieces5.0 out of 5 stars over 4 customer reviews.  Limit 7 per account.



    #10709; 60 pieces5.0 out of 5 stars over 5 customer reviews.  Limit 7 per account.

    7-Quart Stainless Steel Crock Pot for $17 on Amazon






    Amazon has got the 7-Quart Manual Oval Crock Pot in stainless steel for $17.00 with free Prime/SuperSaver shipping.  Because of the low pricing, there is a limit of 3 per account.  This Crock Pot got 4.4 out of 5 stars over 1,315 customer reviews and is an Amazon #1 Best Seller
    • 7-quart round stoneware
    • High, low and warm settings are perfect for making chilis, stews, sauces and more
    • Perfect for nine or more people or a seven pound roast
    • Dishwasher-safe stoneware and lid
    • Measures approximately 14.8" x 9.8" x 14"
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