Back to School 2017, Deals, Fashion, Kids, Reviews by Anthony

Back to School Deals When Shopping with Swap.com

I have partnered with Swap.com for this feature

 

It’s tough when it comes to back to school shopping. We are just close enough to start thinking about saving for the Holidays and we just got over the vacations and overspending of summer. Now the kids needs new clothes for fall, shoes and supplies. I start in the summer when I see clearance and deals on supplies and stock up and look for food savings if the expiration dates will last so that when August hits I at least have a head start on those items.

 

When it comes to clothes, I never overlook second hand. I have scored some great items and even new ones with tags for cheap. I try to scour consignment first checking for those great finds then I am left with not such a huge list when I hit the bigger box stores. It really helps the budget and my boys head off in style and with items they love.

 

Back to School Deals When Shopping with Swap.com

Back to School Deals When Shopping with Swap.com

Back to School Deals When Shopping with Swap.com

This year we are back to school shopping with swap.com and you won’t believe what we scored for so little. When our box came of items my son sat on the couch and proudly picked out, we averaged about $6 an item shipped. this includes soccer style jersey, Adidas wear, basketball shorts, NBA tanks and even a sleep robe he wanted. You can’t beat that. he has been wanting to find a Shaq Lakers jersey for a long time and they are priced anywhere from $20 used to $100. He is so excited for it. We even found clothes that are still new with the tags. Check it all out in the video below:

 

Take some time to browse Swap.com for the kids and you! You can even toy shop as well. Looking for a place to donate the outgrown clothes in your home? Swap.com can take those for you. Find out more at Swap.com and your first order is free shipping over only $10 so make sure you stock up on that first order! After that

Deals

Amazon Prime Day Starts Early

Today is Sunday and YES, you can take advantage of great deals starting today.

First! You must be an Amazon Prime member. Not a member? There is a way around it…

Sign up for the Amazon Free Trial: Try Amazon Prime 30-Day Free Trial. You can cancel after the sales end this week.

Next, head to the Amazon Prime Day page at Prime Day 2017 – 30 Hours of Deals

Shop! I listed some sales that are active right now…

Technology

67% Off Top-Rated Wireless Waterproof Headphones: Now $19.99

78% Off LED Bluetooth Speakers + FM Radio: Now $14.99

50% off Home Theater / Gaming Desktop Speaker System + Subwoofer: Now $49.99

51% off Power Banks – Top Performing For Apple and Android: Now $22.99

73% Off Waterproof / Lifeproof Smartphone Case: Now $10.99

$80 Off Dashcams With Front and Back Cameras: Now $119.99

Home

67% Off Best-Selling Sleep Pillows (Reduce snoring, stop pain): Now $39.99

$35 Off Solar LED Garden Lights SIX Pack: Now $35.99

78% Off Prime Day’s Top-Rated 8″ Chef Knife: Now $10.97

80% Off Smart Outlets With Remote Control: Now $11.99

33% off Wireless Doorbells Top Rated With Multiple Chimes: Now $13.99

77% Off Top Rated BBQ + Oven Gloves (BPA Free, FDA Approved): Now $15.99

Baby/Kids

58% off Baby Monitor + WiFi Camera: – 720p: Now $49.99

73% Off Top Fidget Spinners 3-5 Minute Spin: Now $7.99

68% Off Cruiser Skateboards: Now $25.99

33% off Preschool Kids Backpacks: Now $19.99

Fashion

57% off Women’s Zip Enclosure Purses (Top Rated): Now $32.99

67 % off Tabletop Swivel 360° Vanity Mirror with LED Lights, 7x Magnifying: Now $14.99

33% off Neck and Shoulder Massager, Top Rated: Now $39.99

Happy Shopping!

Back to School 2017, Deals, Gift Guides, Holiday Shopping, Home

Shopping Jet For My Summer Patio Decor – Savings Code Inside #ShopPurple

Shopping Jet For My Summer Patio Decor - Savings Code Inside

This is such a busy summer for our family. We are currently in a hotel waiting for our home build to complete. I was dreading the hotel living for 4 weeks but now that we are here it has been fun having the down time. I have visions of how I want to style the new home and because it is summer I want to get my yard and porch set up fast. With a 9 year old into sports and water guns, my yard can become a mess real fast so having a decorative option for storing the summer toys that also can be used as a furniture piece is a must have in all social yard spaces.

I had a deck box in the previous house and we used it until it became too dirty to get clean. While shopping I wanted one that had a more functional look and not just a piece of storage so I browsed Jet.com and hit the favorite (heart) button and a few of them. This way I can price shop. I came right back to Jet.com after all as they had the one I wanted at a 48% savings. I also was able to set it up without any tools!

My Suncast Extra Large Patio Deck Box will hold 103 gallons. That means water guns, sports balls, bats, mitts, sprinkler sets and more will all fit into this box neatly tucked away and when I need a table top it is large and tall enough to use as an outdoor piece while entertaining.

What I love about shopping here is that depending on my buying needs such as the chance of a refund needed or if I pay by debit, etc.. I can get my price adjusted further. If I need more than 1 I can get a bulk discount on some items. Also it has a price tracker so I know when I hit my free shipping mark.

To top off the shopping features there are categories you can browse in and with the heat here I have been shopping the Summer Headquarters collection. Once I take care of my patio needs, I can shop for party planning when we do our house warming. I can find everything from fun water bottle labels to the soda and chips I need. It will be a busy process unpacking and decorating my new home so the idea of having Jet.com drop will ship all of my party needs after my yard is ready is such a relief. The day that box comes and all I have to do is unpackage and set out the party supplies will be exactly the effort and energy I will have left in me. For now, I get the deck box to organize my patio and didn’t even have to lug it in and out of my car because I did not have to travel to the store to get it!

I have a sweet deal for you…

NEW TO JET.COM? You get to save 15% on your first 3 orders when you use the promo code SAVE15 “see site for details”.

New customers only. Min. $35 in eligible merchandise per order required. Max. discount $20 per order. Offer expires 9/1/2017 at 12:00 AM PST; if any of your first 3 orders are not placed by this date, they are not eligible for the discount. Excludes products marked as ineligible for promotion on the product display page. Offer cannot be applied to previous orders and cannot be combined with other offers or discounts. Offer is subject to change or cancellation. Void where prohibited. Brand, category and other restrictions may apply.

NOT NEW TO JET.COM? You still get all of the benefits and great prices they have to offer. I just got a birthday card from them and it had a promo code for me. Let me remind you of the advantages of shopping J:

• Free shipping over $35
• 2-day delivery with no membership fee on thousands of items
• 24/7 U.S.-based customer service
• Jet shows you items that can ship together so you can save money
• Buy multiples on Jet to save
• Waive returns on Jet to save”
Do you have an event coming up or yard space need? I challenge you to head on over and browse Jet! Let me know if you find what you were looking for in a quick comment below! 
Deals, Education, Gift Guides, Giveaways, Kids, Parenting

Learning Through Pretend Play with Little Adventures- Promo Code and Giveaway

Thank you to Little Adventures for the partnership on this feature. Opinions are my own

Admit it! If you could put on a cape and hold a sword with no one judging you your inner child would pop right out and have you swinging at imaginary enemies and creating ‘dangerous’ scenarios that leave you the hero. This is how kids play. This is how kids learn. Maybe it has you stop a moment before yelling at your child to stop ‘rough housing’ when he flies through the living room in a cape and sword. Perhaps he is on a mission and imagine if you stepped in to ‘help’.

At times I would be stern as my son was too wild inside and other times I remember asking him what the rush was? What was he attempting here? So when I would say “Who are we after? Can I help?” His face would light up and suddenly I knew all the details of his adventure as he would tell me and it was always fun play time together.

I loved the days of his capes and Thor hammers. He carried those 2 everywhere with him. My son was was THAT child who was in the grocery store, superhero costume and all with no shame. He would tell me he needs his cape and hammer…”just in case!” Even as a Ring Bearer at my sisters wedding he insisted on having his hammer down the aisle so she let him!

Learning Through Pretend Play

  • Critical Thinking: through role playing and problem solving, kids use pretend play to learn how to find conclusions. When rough play is involved to a safe extent, they are actually learning to self-regulate.
  • Problem Solving: Someone has to create a solution to rescue the princess or defeat the evil monsters. Your child will find a way!
  • Imagination: this is the natural way that children discover and learn about the world. In the scenarios they create in their games they find ways to use the skills they have to do more such as dress themselves and create scenarios.

Now it is hard to be a real superhero or princess without the right props. Little Adventures has all of the safe props and pretend play costume any child (or adult) needs to save the world. From Fairies to Dancing and Ninjas to Dragons you can find capes, dresses, swords, masks and more. The best part is that these pieces won’t cost you a fortune compared to other online pretend play options. Not only are they fun to wear and learn, I mean PLAY, with, you will be folding these up for their keepsake box somewhere down the road like I do.

The SAVINGS and GIVEAWAY

Everybody gets a little something! Head over to LittleAdventures.com and shop costumes like the Princess Gift Set or Pirate Gift Set for only $19.99 regular price and once you find the costumes you want, enter to code: PH15% to save an extra 15%.

Want to enter for your chance to win a $30 credit? Enter below. Open to US and ends on 6/25. Good luck!

Deals, Infant Toddler Products, Parenting

Luvs Diaper Coupons for Your Stockpile

This review was made possible by iConnect and Luvs.  I was provided compensation to facilitate this post, but all opinions stated are 100% mine.

Luvs Nightlock

I remember the diaper stage like it was yesterday but in fact it was years ago. My son will be 9 next month and time goes by so fast! So to all of the parents with diaper pails that need emptying, restocking a diaper bag and searching sales for the diaper brands that work for you, take it all in because it goes away fast.

I may not have a child in diapers anymore but I still love to share Luvs because it was my go-to brand those many years back. My son did not have leaks and the price was right for me. I loved the value of Luvs diapers.

Luvs Diaper Coupons for Your Stockpile

On top of the value in the diaper Luvs provides you can save even more. Beginning this Sunday (April 30) within the coupon inserts look for your $2 off Luvs coupon PLUS on coupons.com you can print a $1 off coupon. That’s 2 different ways to save.

Expiration dates are 5/13/2017 on the $2 ad coupon and 30 days from print on the coupons.com $1 coupon.

New and Improved Luvs diapers now have the Luvs Ultra Leakguard Diapers with NightLock Plus™. These diapers are more soft and absorbent than ever before, with large stretch tabs for easy fastening, ultra-leakage protection. This includes a money-back guarantee.  Like I found years ago, Luvs still provides features babies and parents need for less cost than premium brands.

Luvs diapers

Deals, Kids, Parenting, Travel

10 Seattle Activities To Do With Kids feat. Seattle Family Adventures Guide

10 Seattle Activities To Do With Kids feat. Seattle Family Adventures Guide

Living near Seattle we are very familiar with heading into the city for a day of fun. There are so many things to see and do especially if you have kids. If you are moving to the area or planning to visit, I first recommend getting a copy of Seattle Family Adventures: City Escapes, Day Trips, Weekend Getaways and Itineraries for Fun-Loving Families by Kate Calamusa.

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We live north of Seattle and a lot of our family is south of Seattle so it makes the city a gathering place for us for birthdays and occasions. We just recently celebrated my Dad’s 70th birthday with the entire family beginning with the Starbucks Reserve Roastery and Tasting Room then dinner at Cutters Point. We topped it of by riding the Wings Over Washington exhibit on the pier and a waterfront walk.

Seattle activities

10 Seattle Activities To Do With Kids feat. Seattle Family Adventures Guide

  1. Woodland Park Zoo – www.zoo.org – watch for ‘rainy day’ discounts they often offer
  2. Seattle Great Wheel – www.seattlegreatwheel.com – must like heights and gorgeous views
  3. Safeco Field and Centurylink Field – Seattle Mariners (MLB), Seahawks (NFL) & Sounders (MLS) games
  4. Firehouse Coffee – in Ballard neighborhood – When you need a coffee break and the kids need a play yard
  5. Wings Over Washington – www.wingsoverwa.com – this is brand new so not in the guide (next to the Great Wheel)
  6. Blue Highway Games – www.bluehighwaygames.com – they have tables to stay and play board games as a family
  7. Underground Tour – www.undergroundtour.com – ages 6+ 90 minute tour of the city…underground.
  8. Pike Place Market – www.pikeplacemarket.org – currently getting a fantastic update, browse vendors and shops. The home of the famous Flying Fish market
  9. The Museum of Flight – museumofflight.org – do the kids like war planes and a NASA training rocket? Must see.
  10. GameWorks – www.gameworks.com – surrounded by many fantastic restaurants, there are over 180 games with a bar and big screen so Dad can catch his game while the kids play

Seattle Sounders

If your family loves sports, I highly recommend attending a Seattle Sounders or Seahawks game while in town. They say around here that if you enter Centurylink Field as a visitor you will leave a fan. Seattle loves its teams and the pride is plentiful inside one of the loudest sports stadium.

**MLS Seattle Sounders game tip: If you score Sounders tickets, head to Occidental Park 90 minutes before kick off where Pre 90 starts with guest speakers and they will announce the starting 11. The last one we attended my son won a hat (above photo). At 60 minutes prior to kick off the crowd starts marching to the field with popular chants. If you are going to the game, this is a must do! Scarves Up! Want to see a video we made of the Pre 90 experience? Watch it here!

Find these activities and so many more in the book, Seattle Family Adventures.