Target Baby and Kid Deals [Week of 9/14]

Thanks again to Christy at must-read site AllThingsTarget.com for contributing this weekly rundown of the best baby and kid-related deals at Target. 

Clothing

As usual you can find some great clearance deals on clothing online at Target.com. Keep in mind if you pay with a Target REDcard you will get free shipping on any size order. Everyone gets free shipping when you spend $50 or more.

Here are some highlights:

$10 off $40 Up & Up Coupon

Target has a great coupon this week that you can use to take $10 off a $40 purchase of Up & Up brand products. There are many baby and toddler items available. Here is a list of just a few of the items you can use the coupon on.

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  • Up & Up Toddler Food Pouch $.99
  • Up & Up Baby Bath $1.67
  • Up & Up Baby Wipes (216 ct) $4.99
  • Up & Up Infant Formula $24.99
  • Many more

Most Target stores are clearing out the Up & Up brand of diaper (possibly for a redesign), so keep your eyes open for clearance boxes and bags of diapers for even bigger savings.

Toys

Here are some great toy deals with Cartwheel & coupon offers. Keep in mind you can use manufacturer coupons when price matching, so if you see a cheaper price at Amazon.com then you can also price match and use the coupon for an even lower price.

Littlest Pet Shop Pawsabilities $4.99 ~ Buy 2
Save 15% with Cartwheel by Target (-$1.50)
buy 1 get 1 FREE printable coupon
Final Price = $1.75 each

Play-Doh 4 Pack of Colors $2.99
$1 off $2.50 Play-doh coupon from 9/14 SmartSource insert
Final Price = $1.99 each

Play-Doh Magical Designs Palace $19.99
Save 20% with Cartwheel by Target (-$4.00)
$1 off $5 Play-Doh coupon from 9/14 SmartSource insert
Final Price = $14.99 each

Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Smart Styles Laptop $19.99
$3/1 printable coupon
Final Price = $16.99 each

Food

Here are some great coupon match-ups for food, both in the baby department and in the regular food department.

Gerber Jar Food $.64 ~ Buy 2
$1/2 coupon from 9/7 Red Plum insert
Final Price = $.14 each

Gerber 2nd Foods (2 pk) $1.09 ~ Buy 2
$1/2 coupon from 9/7 Red Plum insert
Final Price = $.59 each

Gerber Graduates Food Pouches $1.37 ~ Buy 2 
$1/2 coupon from 9/7 Red Plum insert
Final Price = $.87 each

Annie’s Snack Bag $2.00
Save 5% with Cartwheel by Target (-$.10)
$.75/1 printable coupon
Final Price = $1.15 each

Annie’s Snack Kits $3.00
Save 5% with Cartwheel by Target (-$.15)
$.75/1 printable coupon
Final Price = $2.10 each

See this week’s best in-store diaper deals at Target.

Top Cloth Diaper Deals of the Week [9/14]

Welcome to BC’s Cloth Diaper Deals of the Week post, brought to you by Kayla at Obbs and Lala, a cloth diaper deals Facebook page you’ll really want to check out.

Kelly’s Closet

Place and order of $89+ right now and use the code BABYLOVE at checkout to get yourself a FREE one-size cloth diaper with your order!

Easy Cloth Diaper

Use the promo code NEW14 at checkout to get 15% off the ENTIRE store! Sale ends September 16th.

Green Baby Elephant

Store Closing! Get 10 to 60% off the entire inventory, there are a limited amount of cloth diapers and accessories remaining!

Jack Be Natural

There are 2 promos for September currently running: spend $49+ and get a FREE diaper, or purchase specific GroVia packages and receive FREE products and accessories worth up to $40. See link for all the details.

See more diaper deals posts for this week

The Halloween Costume Shopping Secret Retailers Don’t Want You to Know [Updated]

Screen Shot 2014-09-08 at 3.49.47 PMIf you’re like me, you’ve already received a few Halloween costume catalogs in the mail from retailers like BuyCostumes.com or Party City. Take a look at them, and you might notice something weird.

The costumes are the same. The photos are the same. In fact, a handful of costume manufacturers are behind 80% of the costumes you see out there. Knowing that will allow you to save big, because although the costumes are the same, the prices are not.

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Take the toddler Captain America costume shown here. It’s distributed by a company called Buy Seasons. The photo top left is from OrientalTrading.com, where it’s $20.77 right now. The image at right (hauntingly familiar, eh?) is from Target.com, where the same costume is on sale for a low $15.97. As of this writing, it’s $19.99 at BuyCostumes.com, $22.09 at Kmart.com, $24.28 at Amazon and $21.24 at Kohls.com. Walk into other retailers and you’ll see the same costumes on the racks.

The lesson? When you see the costumes you (or your kids) want, don’t buy them then. Find the brand name (look for something capitalized), Google it, and do some bargain shopping. Many stores are offering discounts of up to 30% right now on costumes and free shipping to boot.

Some stores, like Disney Store and Pottery Barn Kids have more unique costumes that aren’t carried everywhere, so keep that in mind, too.

(Of course for the best bargains, there’s still time to shop your favorite second hand sources–kiddie consignment stores, Craigslist, ebay, thrift stores, and even Freecycle.)

Coupon: 20% Off at LandsEnd.com or 30% Off Shoes [Last Day]

Screen Shot 2014-09-12 at 8.37.49 AM[expired] Take 20% off your order at LandsEnd.com today with coupon code FALLBREEZE and PIN 1755. Includes sale items.

If you’re buying shoes that aren’t already on sale, click through here instead. Regularly priced footwear is already 30% off, and you’ll want that discount instead of the 20% off. You’ll see the discount in your cart.

Free shipping when you spend $50 or more.

Shop Consignment Sales to Score Hot Toys at Cool Prices for Presents

Screen Shot 2014-09-12 at 12.07.10 PMConsignment sale season is upon us! Enjoy this guest post from Consignment Mommies founder Chrissy Freeman, who shares a few ways shopping consignment sales with the holidays in mind can be a real budget saver.

We may be headed towards Halloween and trick-or-treating fun, but my mind has already taken a detour straight to Christmas. And, much like my kiddos, I’m already thinking of the toys and goodies they’ll love to find under our tree. Lucky for me, I know I can buy many of their presents at my local kids consignment sales at bargain prices that will really make me merry.

You too can be a savvy shopper and scoop up these resale deals ahead of the holiday shopping craze. Here are some tips for how to maximize your consignment sale toy shopping experience to ensure you score the gifts they want at a price you’ll like.

Be the early bird

Consignment sale volunteers and consignors get first dibs on the good stuff—do both and you’ll shop at the top of the list. Find a sale in your area and check out the work shifts available or determine how many items you’ll need to be a consignor.

Santa makes a list, so should you

Make a list of the toys your children are pining for and prioritize it by popularity. If Sarah wants a dollhouse and My Little Ponies, you’ll want to head for the dollhouse first. Larger, popular items typically sell out more quickly.

Look for new

Brand new, still-in-the-box toys at a consignment sale? Absolutely. If you aren’t sure a previously played with toy will satisfy your child, don’t worry. It’s very common to find unopened, discounted toys at these sales.

Screen Shot 2014-09-13 at 7.55.24 AMCollect costumes

Do your little ones like to dress up? Look for gently used Halloween costumes to create the ultimate dress up bin for a special holiday surprise. Your kids are sure to delight in the wide variety of getups they can don.

Think themes

Have a son who loves racecars? A daughter who adores American Girl? Run with those themes to build bigger, better presents. With the resale prices you’ll find, you can buy the cool cars and the ramps and tracks to go with them. You’ll score American Girl doll clothing and accessories at prices low enough for you to swing a custom-made wardrobe.

Get crafty and customize

Don’t let a little fading or wear get in the way of a great present at a great price. Consider upcycling the toys you find to hide minor blemishes and personalize them for your child. Need an example? Read this tutorial for how to pimp out a Cozy Coupe for inspiration.

Seek special sales Some children’s consignment sales are now offering holiday-only sales in November and December. Seek out these specialty sales and make sure to attend. It will be worth your while and your wallet!

Consignment Mommies is the nation’s leading children’s consignment resource. The website lists nearly 2,000 children’s consignment sales events with 23,000 ratings and reviews provided by consignment shoppers and sellers. Visit ConsignmentMommies.com and become a Facebook fan.

Top Diaper Deals of the Week [Amazon Deals - 9/14]

Screen Shot 2014-09-12 at 1.53.32 PMPart 1 of the TDFDOW gives you online diaper deals and part 2 (coming soon) covers in-store diaper and formula deals.

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Note: Unless otherwise noted, prices listed include the Amazon Mom/Prime discount. Amazon Mom with Prime usually gets you 20% off diapers and wipes when you use Subscribe and Save (it’s 5% off without Amazon Mom/Prime). If you’re not a Prime member, you can sign up for a free trial here.

Premium

  • Huggies Little Movers, size 3 (174 ct.): .179 ea. after $4 coupon (.24 ea. without Amazon Mom/S&S). For the Amazon Mom price, that’s the equivalent of paying $5.02 for a jumbo. A Stockupportunity!
  • Huggies Pure and Natural, size 3 (140 ct.): .21 ea. after $2 coupon. That’s the equivalent of paying $5.88 a jumbo. (.269 ea. without Amazon Mom/S&S). A Stockupportunity!
  • Pampers Cruisers, size 3 (174 ct.): .20 ea. after $1.50 coupon.  That’s like paying $5.66 a jumbo. (.24 ea. without Amazon Mom/S&S). A Stockupportunity!
  • Pampers Swaddlers, size 3 (162 ct.):  .218 ea. after $1.50 coupon (.26 ea. without Amazon Mom/S&S). That’s like paying $6.10 a jumbo. A Stockupportunity. 
  • Pampers Extra Protection, size 3 (92 ct.):  .20 ea. after $1.50 coupon (.26 ea. without Amazon Mom/S&S). That’s like paying $5.63 a jumbo. A Stockupportunity. 

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See more diaper deals at Amazon

Need Wipes? Check out the latest wipes deals.

Top Amazon Baby Wipes Deals of the Week [9/14]

Screen Shot 2014-09-12 at 1.52.09 PMWelcome to BC’s weekly rundown of the best wipes deals I’m seeing through Amazon Mom/Prime (and without).

Note: Unless otherwise noted, prices listed include the Amazon Mom/Prime discount. Amazon Mom with Prime usually gets you 20% off diapers and wipes when you use Subscribe and Save (it’s 5% off without Amazon Mom/Prime).

See more baby wipes deals at Amazon.

See this week’s best in-store wipes deals (coming soon).

Need diapers? You’ll find the best deals on those at this week’s Top Diaper Deals of the Week post.

10 Free Cards AND a Free Mug from Shutterfly this Weekend

Screen Shot 2014-09-10 at 5.04.01 PMYay! Shutterfly’s back with another free card promo:

Get ten FREE  6×8, 5×7, 5×5, 4×8, 4×5 flat, 5×7 folded or 5×7 trifold cards from Shutterfly.com through September 16 with coupon code SNEAKPEEK.

You can also get a FREE 11 oz white photo mug through September 14 with coupon code CHEERS. Alternatively, use the code to get a $14.99 credit on mugs and upgrade to a larger size or choose from different colors.

Just pay shipping.

43% to 44% Off Regalo Bed Rail Today Only

Screen Shot 2014-09-13 at 8.13.07 AMYou can pick up for 43% off at $16.99 at Kids Woot today. The Double Sided Swing Down Bed Rail is 44% off at $27.99.

Kids Woot pop up shops include “housework” toys, magnetic construction sets, Snap Circuits and more.

$5 ships your entire Woot order.

40% to 48% Off Snap Circuits Today

Screen Shot 2014-09-13 at 8.06.25 AMKids Woot is running a Snap Circuits pop-up shop today with 40% to 48% off six different kits. Just click through and scroll down a bit to see the shop.

Snap Circuits are perennially on our Toys That Get Played With lists for kids 7-8.

$5 ships your entire Woot order