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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 28, 2010

Get a Free Disney Blu-Ray in Addition to the Free Birthday Blu-Ray

Join Disney Movie Rewards and enter two movie codes (found inside Disney DVD's) before October 31st and you will receive a free Disney Blu-Ray on the anniversary of the month you join. If you join now, you should get a free Blu-Ray this time next year. If you are already a member, login to find out your anniversary month.
They also give you a free Blu-Ray for your birthday. It is worth signing up just for that!

Friday, August 27, 2010

Game Consoles On Sale All Day

Cowboom is offering different gaming consoles all day as their Deal of the Day. If you are looking to buy a PS3, Wii or XBox, you may want to keep checking the site throughout the day. The deal will keep changing.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

50% Off Vans Shoes or Maybe Win a Superbowl Trip

Watch the Maloof Money Cup Recap Special on Fox, August 28th, at 3pm EST. Skatehub will air two commercials during the show with a secret number. Input these numbers on the Skatehub Watch-T0-Win website to be entered in a drawing to win prizes ranging from autographed skateboards to tickets to Superbowl XLV in Arlington, TX.
You can find more information on prizes on the entry page. The best part is that anyone that enters the contest will receive a 50% discount on a pair of Vans. That seems like a pretty good coupon to me. It could come in handy at back to school time.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Yo Gabba Gabba Live! There's A Party in My City: Prize Pack Giveaway

Did you know Ya Gabba Gabba! is currently on tour! We are going to the West Valley, UT show at the Maverick Center on November 9th. We are SO excited. Seeing the characters live on stage will be so exciting for my little one. She loves Yo Gabba Gabba. We watch it EVERY day.

She likes to sing the songs that fit her daily activities. Lately, we are trying to get baby to try new foods. She will tell him, "Try it, you'll like it!" When he does eat it, she'll say: "Mama, he tried it and now he likes it". I love the things she learns from the show.

Not too long ago, KIA came out with a commercial that featured Muno. That was a favorite around our house. KIA has since teamed up with the Yo Gabba Gabba! gang to bring them to a city near you.

The state-of -the-art production will feature music, singing, dancing and animation. The show is an interactive experience that offers audience members of all ages the opportunity to witness their favorite characters come to life. Joining the characters on stage will be hip-hop legend Biz Markie to teach kids how to beat box with "Biz's Beat of the Day". Special guests will join the party on stage for the Super Music Friends Show and Dancey Dance segments.

This sounds to us like a show not to miss. Check out http://www.yogabbagabbalive.com/ for complete tour and ticket information, including VIP packages.

To celebrate the Yo Gabba Gabba! live tour, I have an exciting giveaway. This Yo Gabba Gabba prize pack includes:

Yo Gabba Gabba!: Clubhouse DVD which features Erykah Badu, The Killers, Jimmy Eat World and more.

Yo Gabba Gabba!, Party in My Tummy book based on the popular song from Yo Gabba Gabba. Party in My Tummy makes healthy eating fun.

Yo Gabba Gabba!: Music is Awesome Volume 1 featuring songs from the Roots, The Shins and more.

How to Enter: Visit http://www.yogabbagabbalive.com/ and leave a comment letting me know which city near you they will be visiting.

Bonus Entries:

Follow me! Follow me publicly on Google Friend Connect or on Twitter. Like Deal Friends on Facebook or sign up for an RSS/Email subscription. You can do one or all. Be sure to leave a separate comment for each one that you do.

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The winner will be drawn using Random.org and will be notified via email. You will have 48 hours to respond. This giveaway ends Sept. 4th at 11:59pm.

I know any Yo Gabba Gabba! fan would love to win this prize pack. While you are waiting for this contest to end, pick up Yo Gabba Gabba: Music is Awesome Volume 2 which was just released at Target today! It includes songs from seasons 1, 2 and 3 by Weezer, MGMT, Jimmy Eat World and songs from the show.

*Giveaway Closed*

Congratulations entry #19, Sue E.

Gap Give and Get 30% Off Sale - Time To Use Those Groupon Certificates!

It's time for the Gap Give & Get sale. Take 30% off at Gap, Old Navy and Banana Republic stores. If you aren't on their email list, you can use this coupon. This deal only lasts from 8/26 - 8/29.

Free Harry Potter Spells iPhone App

Right now you can download Harry Potter Spells for free at the iTunes store. The game has received great ratings so it is temporarily free. No mention on how long this will last. Rated 4+.

Monday, August 23, 2010

DownEast Home Stores

Many of you have asked about my favorite local places to score a deal. I have a few, but one of my favorites is DownEast Home. DownEast Home stores sell items from my favorite name brand retailers at very discounted prices. They can't disclose their brands, but if you know me well, you can probably guess.

As I was walking around my house the other day, following my last visit to DownEast, it occurred to me just how many of the items in my home had been purchased there. I could go on and on, but we'll just say it is a lot! I purchased a few large, furniture items there: our buffet, armoire, crib, the playroom and my daughter's bedroom storage system and our mattresses. On my last trip there I purchased a $700 mattress for my daughter's new twin bed for only $169.

Almost all of the linens in our home were purchased there. That includes sheets, duvets, quilts, throws, bath towels, kitchen towels, napkins and rugs. Although not linen, I even found more bowls to add to the kitchen set that I received at our wedding.

I love all of the beautiful picture frames I have been able to find there. They are all styles and colors and in all the rooms in our home. This one is my favorite.

I also bought my daughter's chandelier, a doll, tea set, baby carrier, diaper bag (for her and her doll), back packs, sleeping bags, chairs, beanbags and a doll cradle. Keep in mind, this is all still from that famous name brand I love.

I was able to find almost everything for our recent bathroom remodel there. For me, it was pretty much one stop shopping. I picked up a matching sconce, towel bars and tissue paper holder. Plus, this adorable shower curtain, matching towel sets and rug for the kids. The retail price on the linens would have been $130, but I only paid $55! Can you see why I love this store?

As if all this weren't enough, DownEast Home carries a large selection of DownEast branded furniture. They had leather seating in all price ranges and colors. The high end leather sofa with chaise (top) would retail elsewhere for $3500, but is only $1399 at DownEast. The second style leather sofa is only $600 (loveseat pictured).

I also love this Roanoke table and chairs set. You may find one that looks just like it sitting in my kitchen.

If you are looking for a little something new to decorate your home, you should definitely check out DownEast Home. I bet you'll find it. I know I never leave empty handed.

DownEast Home stores are located in Utah and Idaho. Use the list of stores to find one near you. They also carry very cute clothing both name brand and DownEast Basics brand, at their DownEast clothing stores. However, that is for another post!

Oh, and don't forget to leave a comment on the new DownEast blog by Sept. 6th, to be entered to win a $1000 shopping spree. Utah and Idaho locals only.

Disclosure: DownEast provided me with a gift card to their store to facilitate in writing this post.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

$40 CSN Stores Giveaway!

Did you know that CSN Stores is made up of over 200 specialty stores? You can find everything from power tools to kitchen tools, baby bouncers to blocks and so much more. Lately, I have been longing for one of their bedroom furniture sets.

Remodeling a home takes such a long time that sometimes I want to just sell and start over. I've been making myself feel better dreaming of a new king bed. I really like this one. The black seems like it might be a nice change.

However, this one has storage drawers which would come in handy. It has a beach feel which I would love at the end of a long day.

BedroomFurniture.com carries all of the top brands in both beds and mattresses.

Take a moment to look around in CSN's many stores. Their selection and brands are fantastic!

Now, what you have been waiting for, the giveaway. CSN Stores is giving one lucky Deal Friends reader a $40 gift certificate that can be used at any of its 200+ stores.

Here's how you can win:

*Contest Closed*
Winner #103, Amy, drawn by Randomizer.org

Mandatory Entry: Go to CSNStores.com and look around. Tell me what you'd like to buy if you win the $40 gift certificate. Leave a comment below telling me about it. Leave your email in the comment so I can contact you if you win!

Bonus Entries:

  • Follow Me! Follow me on Twitter, Google Friend Connect (the followers boxes on the right), through email subscription or "like" Deal Friends on Facebook. Do one or all. You get 1 entry for each. Please leave a separate comment for each way that you follow. Remember to leave your email.

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This contest is open to U.S. and Canadian readers. International shipping charges may apply to Canada. The contest closes at 11:59 p.m. on 9/1/10. However, if I haven't officially closed the contest, you can still enter. Winner will be drawn with random.org and notified by email. The winner will then have 48 hours to respond to the notification email. If no response is received within 48 hours, a new winner will be drawn.