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Deal Friends is dedicated to sharing products and deals pertaining to infants and children. I search the internet looking for deals. When I find something great, I'll post it here. If you know of something I've missed, please share!

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Silver Cups and Baby Spoons at Oneida 75% Off & Free Shipping

Oneida has a section dedicated to baby gifts. Some of them have been marked down, a lot. This cup was $40 and is now $11.99. The cup is made to be engraved, should you choose. You could also add this spoon set (left) which has been marked down to $7.99 from $19.99.

Use code SCS for free shipping and an additional 10%. The extra 10% makes the cup almost 75% off.

Leapster2 Learning System $28 at Dell

Dell has the Leapster 2 marked down to $27.99 Games have been on sale a lot lately and will likely continue to be as holiday shopping time begins. There is both an older and newer version of this system.

Friday, August 20, 2010

25% Off Umi Shoes at Umishoes.com

Take 25% off your purchase at Umi through 8/26. Use the code candy25 at checkout. Shipping is free if you spend $50.

Thanks Daily Candy for the code.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Gap $50 Gift Card for $25 - Today's Groupon

Groupon is offering a $50 gift card for $25. The card must be used by Nov. 19, 2010. It is only valid at Gap stores.

Although I'm really trying, I don't think I'm going to be able to pass this one up. Good thing it expires before Christmas. You all would have been getting Gap cards!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Thomas Wooden Railway Coal Hopper Figure 8 Pack $39 Shipped

Shnoop has the Thomas and Friends wooden railway Coal Hopper Figure 8 Pack for $38.99. The price includes shipping. Shnoops deals only last 24 hours.

Mickey Personalized Receiving Blanket $6

The Disney Store has cute personalized receiving blankets marked down from $29.95 to $5.99. Available in pink or blue (they also have a similar one in red). Personalization is free. I wish I needed a shower gift!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

JCrew and Crewcuts Extra 30% Off Sale Items

Take an extra 30% off sale prices at JCrew with code SHOPNOW. Their kid's line, Crewcuts, is also included. The girls wedding and party dresses are awesome! The silk taffeta Sylvie dress pictured was $135 but is now only $70. Shipping is free if you spend $150.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Britax Carseat Closeout on Amazon

In anticipation of the new Britax carseats, Amazon is having a closeout sale. You can pick up a Marathon in Cowmooflauge, Granite or Onyx for $199 and Boulevards start at $219. Shipping is free.

Zoodles - Safe and Easy Computer Use for Kids 2-8

I just learned of this awesome website called Zoodles. We are getting to a point with J where she is actually capable of using the computer. She is no longer fooled by the fake laptop we bought her at Target. She wants the real thing. Luckily, I found Zoodles just in time.

The people at Zoodles have spent a lot of time searching the web for all of the best educational games and activities. They have the games from Nickelodeon, PBS, Fisher Price, Starfall and many others all in one place. Then they took all of these games and activities and organized them for search by age, educational subject or character. I was able to search the toddler games for the Wonder Pets and to J's delight, I found them.

She now has many other favorite games. I was suprised to have to drag her away from a Teletubbies game late the other night. A matching game with Goofy had her captivated for quite a long time. She watched Kai Lan video clips and we printed off a few coloring pages. You can see the games directory here. She could actually navigate Zoodles all by herself. All she needed to do was click with the mouse.

Zoodles offers parent controls that your children can't access. Parents are able to create a separate "playground" for each child. Some of your choices are to block ads, violence, specific characters or games, and block video and printable content. You can also set a time limit. This takes care of your "Please, just one more game." problem.

You can also determine the educational content. For instance, maybe your child needs to work on math skills. You can set up their playground so that they can only access age appropriate math games.

My favorite Zoodles feature is that children have no access to the computer other than their playground. Zoodles runs in full screen mode so when children are using Zoodles, your computer is safe. They cannot accidentally delete a file or change your desktop. Exiting out of the playground requires children to hit Esc and then type quit. J can't do that yet, so I'll know my computer is safe until I exit.

The Zoodles browser is free. However, the other great features are only available through premium membership. All new members get to try out the premium membership for two weeks. Once that ends, you will still get to use the browser for free.

Just in time for back to school, Zoodles has generously offered to give 3 of my readers a 3 month premium membership for free. Here's how you can win:
The winners are: #14 Nickie, #3 Elizabeth, and #8 Meg. Check your emails and reply within 48 hours.

Mandatory Entry: Head on over to Zoodles and look around, maybe check out the FAQs. Leave a comment below letting me know what your favorite Zoodles feature is. Please include your email address.

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Giveaway ends at 11:59 pm on August 29th. However, if I haven't drawn winners yet, you may still enter.

Disclosure: Zoodles provided me with a 6 month premium membership in order to facilitate my review. The opinions expressed are my own. No financial compensation was received.

VTech V.Smile TV Learning/Gaming System

Cowboom has the VTech V.Smile system as their deal of the day for $9.99. These are the same price at Target and Walmart but they are all sold out near me. Target, Walmart and KMart have the games on clearance. Target had them 75% off. I also read that Radio Shack had the games on clearance for $0.99. However, I haven't been in to a Radio Shack to confirm.