Hanna Andersson Black Friday Sale: $25 Kids’ PJs, 30% Off Everything Else

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Kids’ pjs are $25 and everything else is 30% off at Hanna Andersson online during their Black Friday Sale.

No coupon code necessary. Items are priced as marked.

Shipping is free when you spend $100 or more.

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50% Off Full-Priced Styles at Lands’ End

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Take 50% off full-priced styles at Lands’ End online today.

Use coupon code BLACK and PIN 4231 at checkout.

Save on kids’ snow boots, winter jackets, sleeping bags, and more.

Shipping is free when you spend $50 or more.

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Up to 54% Off Barbie, Hot Wheels, Fisher-Price and More Today Only

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Save up to 54% on toys from Barbie, Hot Wheels, Fisher-Price and more today only at Amazon. It’s a Black Friday Deal of the Day!

A few picks:

Free shipping with Prime or when you spend $35 or more.

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Up to 80% Off, Free Shipping at Crazy 8

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Everything’s up to 80% off at Crazy 8 online right now.

Pick up microfleece tops for $5, puffer jackets for $18, tees for $5, and more.

Markdowns are an extra 50% off.

No coupon code necessary.

Shipping is free on all orders today.

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50% to 75% Off at Gymboree plus Free Shipping

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Everything’s 50% to 75% off at Gymboree online during their Black Friday Sale, on now.

Markdowns are an extra 30% off.

No coupon code necessary. Items are priced as marked.

Shipping is free on all orders today, too!

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11 Fab [And Cheap!] Kids’ Gift Picks from IKEA

10 Fab Gift Picks from IKEA

Got an IKEA nearby? Good for you, because that means you’ve got access to some REALLY great toy deals. Take a look!

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A few of these items are available online, but shipping may get ya. Find your nearest IKEA store here.

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Early Shopper’s Guide to Holiday Savings: 10 Tips to Help You Save Big in 2013

Early Shopper’s Guide to Holiday Savings: 10 Tips to Help You Save Big in 2013You-know-what is just over two months away, and Black Friday is a month from Tuesday. Some of you have already started your shopping, and I’ll bet there are a few of you who have already wrapped it up (you overachievers, you!)

Here are a few of my best tips for saving on gifts for kids:

1. Kids don’t need lots of toys. As parents, we want to shower them with goodies, but it’s sooo not necessary. If you feel like you might be overdoing it, you probably are. Also, kids could care less if an item’s gently used, so check kiddie consignment stores, BC’s Facebook B/S/T group, Craigslist and Freecycle for big savings. Inspect used toys carefully and check for recalls.

And keep in mind that when you finish your shopping early, it’s VERY tempting to succumb to great deals that pop up and end up buying more than you should. Be strong!

2. Familiarize yourself with Baby Cheapskate’s List of Toys that Get Played With before you shop. These lists are compiled from hundreds of parents’ tips about what toys captured and kept their kids’ interest long after the decorations came down. The first four are updated for 2013, and I’m in the process of updating the rest.

Browse BC’s Toy category for more toy guides, many with buy-it-now prices.

3. Try to buy at 40% or more off list price. Sound like a lot? Many of last season’s most popular toys went to 50% off during the second week of December (still in plenty of time to arrive by December 25). Prices will drop, you can be sure, but how long you hold out before buying will depend on your tolerance for risk.

4. Black Friday (November 29 this year) will rock, especially for those of you who enjoy the sport of it. If you don’t no worries. You can expect plenty of other hot deals. Since BF is late this year, expect plenty of deals BEFORE the 29th. Toy deals usually peak toward the end of the first week of December. Expect sales to continue the pattern of starting a few days earlier each year. You may have seen a few “Cyber Sales” already.

5. Sometimes it pays to wait. You never really know when the best deal on the particular wish list item you’re looking for will surface, so don’t stress about it too much. Count on getting great deals through about a week before Christmas. Just be sure order by December 17 or so to be sure that gifts arrive by the big day. Expect many stores, including Target and Toys R Us, to offer free or cheap expediting shipping for last minute shoppers.

6. Clearance sales on winter clothing traditionally start late in the third week of December through right after Christmas day. Inventory will be best at this time, though the sales will continue long into January and perhaps through February, with the very deepest discounts at the end of the sales. Look for sales at The Children’s Place, Old Navy, Crazy 8, Gymboree, and more.

7. Use Facebook and Twitter to catch time-sensitive deals. Check for coupon codes and sale announcements on retailer’s Facebook pages. The same deals should also show up on Twitter.

8. Watch for Amazon Lightning Deals. Some of last year’s hottest toy deals showed up as limited-time steals at Amazon. You can access them at Amazon’s Today’s Deals page or on the Baby or Toys Department pages.

9. Other retailers–Hanes, Kohls, Overstock, Kmart, Target, and others–will most likely also offer Holiday Deals of the Day.

10. I’ll be posting the hottest toy, baby gear and clothing deals here several times daily here on Baby Cheapskate. Make sure you’ve Liked BC on Facebook to be notified of posts as soon as they go up and to catch lots of deals that you won’t even find on the blog.

Readers: What are your best toy shopping tips?

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