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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, November 6, 2010

50% off Build A Bear Through Groupon

You can get $20 to spend at Build a Bear for $10 at Tuscon Groupon through tomorrow night. This is a great Christmas gift for any little ones you need to buy for.

Up to 60% off + 20% off + Free Shipping off Barbie at Mattel

Mattel is having a "Pink Weekend". Barbie items are up to 60% off with free shipping. Then use code TXT 201 to save an additional 20%. You can get this Dog Park set for only $3!

Friday, November 5, 2010

Kidtoons November Movie and Care Bears Prize Pack Giveaway!

It's a new month, which means it is time for a new Kidtoons film. This month's feature is Care Bears: Share Bear Shines.
"It's time for the Twinklets' migration over Care A Lot, but the Bears wait all night without spotting any Twinklets. When a single Twinklet appears and falls to the ground, Share decides to take matters into her own hands. The other Bears are skeptical about the existence of the mythical Princess Starglo, but Share is convinced that the Princess can solve the mystery of the missing Twinklets. So, with the lone Twinklet (now called Gleamer), Share sets off secretly to find Princess Starglo. When Share and Gleamer reach Glitter City and find the Princess, things are worse than they thought. Princess Starglo is shutting off the stars, because no one believes in her anymore. Meanwhile, back in Care A Lot, the other Bears discover that Share is missing and go after her. The Bears convince Princess Starglo that they do believe and together, find a way to rescue the Twinklets and relight the stars in the sky."
For those of you new to Kidtoons, they offer an affordable family film on the weekends. A new Kidtoons film is shown each month. You can go to the Kidtoons website to find a theater near you. Also, if you haven't already, sign your kids up for the Kidtoons Birthday Club and they will get a free movie ticket during their birthday month. You can also enter the coloring contest and attend the movie to win prizes.
In celebration of this month's Care Bears movie, Kidtoons is offering one lucky Deal Friends reader a Kidtoons Prize Pack. The Prize Pack includes:

  • 1 Kidtoons DVD (Titles will vary based on availability)

  • 1 Sesame Street Book

  • 1 Strawberry Shortcake doll

  • 1 My Little Pony Magic Water Color Book

  • And a bunch of fun Kidtoons tattoos (temporary, of course)

Enter to Win!

Mandatory Entry: Show our contest sponsor some love! Visit Kidtoons and tell me the closest theater to you playing Kidtoons movies.

Bonus Entries:

•Follow Deal Friends publicly on Google Friend Connect (GFC), Subscribe via email or reader, Like Deal Friends on Facebook and/or follow Deal Friends on Twitter. (See the top, right of the blog for easy links to all of these.)

•Follow Kidtoons on Twitter and/or like Kidtoons Facebook page

•Share the details of this giveaway, up to once a day, on your Twitter, Facebook page, blog or other public venue. Post a link in the comments.

•Enter my other giveaways.

•Rate my blog on Alexa. This is quick. I'd love 5 Stars!

•Cast a vote for me on Top Baby Blogs. Clicking on the button in my Blogroll counts as a vote.

There are many ways to enter. Do just one or do them all. Just be sure to leave a separate comment for each entry. This contest will end at 11:59pm MST on November 18th. Contest is open to US residents 18 and older. Winner will be drawn via Random.org and notified by email. The winner will then have 4 hours to claim the prize before a new winner is drawn.

*Disclosure - Kidtoons is providing a prize pack for the giveaway in this post. No other compensation was received.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

DownEast Wants to Help You "Spice Up the Holidays"

Taken from the DownEast Press Release: High-style, low-price retailer DownEast Home & Clothing has announced a new “Spice Up the Holidays” campaign that offers shoppers a gift in return for readying their homes for guests this season. For purchases on specific items made at all store locations in Utah and Idaho from now through November 24, 2010, shoppers will receive back a percentage of their expenditure in gift cards. As always, the DownEast customer service team is available at every store to offer home decorating advice, including ways to make your home more welcoming to guests this holiday.

I have purchased so many linens from DownEast over the years that I will be set for many holidays to come. I have purchased tablecloths, napkins and rings, table runners, serving pieces and even matching pieces to my Great White dishes. They also have nice centerpieces. If you are planning to host company this holiday season, stop by and see what DownEast has to offer. They are giving out gift cards between $25 and $250, depending on how much you spend.

Ebeanstalk.com Review

Have you been to ebeanstalk.com yet? I just recently learned about this site and I love it. You have many choices when it comes to purchasing for your children online. There are quite a few reasons that ebeanstalk.com is unique.

Ebeanstalk looked carefully at 10,000 developmental children's toys. From those 10,000 toys, a panel of experts selected what they felt were the 600 best learning toys. Their experts consist of a Child Psychologist, Speech Pathologist, Child Physical Therapist, Pediatric Occupational Therapist and a Special Educator. They also involve their "Mother Board", which is a panel of over 700 moms. The lucky 600 to make the cut are the products you will find on ebeanstalk. Truly, the best of the best.

As I was looking around the site, I was amazed by the number of quality kids toys that they carried. These are some of my favorites:

I know that my kids could sit and watch the balls roll down this Click Clack Ball Track over and over again.

The Rody horse it something that I have been thinking about for a while. I only hesitate because I am afraid one horse won't be enough! I know both of my kids would enjoy bouncing on Rody.
Anything farm related is a hit at our house. I think that the 2 year old would enjoy this a lot. It would be a great quiet time activity.

My favorite feature of ebeanstalk is their targeted age range. Their toys aren't just grouped by age, they are actually broken into 3 month intervals. When you look at baby toys , the suggested age ranges will be 3 months, 6 months, 9 months and 12 months. These 3 month intervals continue on through the toddler years. This really helps you to choose something developmentally appropriate.

Other unique features I found on the site were the grandparent hotline (with a special grandparent discount and birthday calendar reminders), a special toy category for children with developmental delays and custom instruction cards for each item to help you get the most out of play time.

Ebeanstalk carries all of the brands you love such as: Melissa and Doug, Haba, Radio Flyer and Learning Resources. They offer a 30 return policy and free shipping on many items. As you do your holiday shopping, give ebeanstalk.com a look.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Old Navy Weekly Giveaway: 10 $50 off $100 Coupons!

Who doesn't love Old Navy? They always have cute clothes at really reasonable prices. I especially love their jeans. I buy a new supply every year. This year, I've been really liking their cords. As you can probably tell, I seem to spend a portion of every paycheck at Old Navy. I found out about these great Old Navy coupon giveaways and started entering. This week, I am really excited to be hosting the giveaway. That's right, I have 10 Old Navy coupons, for $50 off $100, to giveaway to 10 Deal Friends readers.

Need some ideas for spending your coupon? Check out the Old Navy Item of the Week. Stay warm and be cool in soft, fitted Old Navy Women’s Long-Sleeve Jersey Turtlenecks. They’re fab under sweaters, jackets or on their own. And they’re $9, reg. $16.50, 11/5–11/11. Turtlenecks the Old Navy way!

See Old Navy’s Women’s Long-Sleeve Jersey Turtlenecks at Facebook.com/OldNavy under the “Weekly Ad” tab. While you’re at Facebook, click “Barker’s Bones” to dig up this week’s highest-value, unlimited coupon: $10 off $50. Play once a week and score super savings. Happy digging!

Now for the fun part. Here's how you enter:

Mandatory Entry: Old Navy Women’s Long-Sleeve Jersey Turtlenecks are fab for layering. Would you wear yours under a Frost Free vest, a Fleece Hoodie or all alone? Leave a comment with your answer to enter.

Bonus Entries: Follow Us!

  • Follow Deal Friends publicly on Google Friend Connect (GFC), Subscribe via email or reader, Like Deal Friends on Facebook and/or follow Deal Friends on Twitter. (See the top, right of the blog for easy links to all of these.)
  • Follow Old Navy on Twitter and/or like Old Navy on Facebook

  • Share the details of this giveaway, up to once a day, on your Twitter, Facebook page, blog or other public venue. Post a link in the comments.

  • Enter my other giveaways .

  • Rate my blog on Alexa. This is quick. I'd love 5 Stars!

  • Cast a vote for me on Top Baby Blogs. Clicking on the button in my Blogroll counts as a vote.

There are many ways to enter, do one or do all. Be sure to leave a separate comment for each entry that you complete. These coupons are only valid until November 11th. Therefore, this contest will end at 11:59pm PST on November 6th. Coupons have a one time use code that cannot be replaced if lost or not used within the correct time frame. This contest is open to US residents 18 and older.

*Disclosure- I was contacted on behalf of M80 for their client, Old Navy. The coupons for the giveaway were provided to me, by M80, free of charge. No compensation was received.

Disney On Ice presents Mickey & Minnie's Magical Journey, November 11th-14th, at Energy Solutions Arena

Mickey and Minnie's Magical Journey is going to be at Energy Solutions Arena, November 11th-14th. Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse travel to four magical destinations in one fun-filled ice production! Disney On Ice presents Mickey & Minnie’s Magical Journey combines the worlds of four beloved Disney films — The Little Mermaid, The Lion King, Lilo & Stitch and Peter Pan.

My little one loves Minnie and Tinkerbell, so this will be the perfect show for us. I am pretty sure she is going to love all of the pirates too! We are so excited to go. There are still tickets available. Use the coupon code VALUE to save $5 on each weekday ticket and $3 on weekend tickets.

We will be going on opening night. We will let you know all about it, if we don't see you there!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

It's Election Day, Remember to Vote!

Today is election day. Remember to get out and vote. It isn't too late to read up on your local candidates!

Rudolph, Clarice, Bumble and Frosty at Build A Bear

So these are not even close to a good deal, but they are so cute I just had to share! I got a coupon in the mail from Build A Bear today and they were advertising free mini clips with each animal from the Rudolph collection. I know that they will sell out. Since we were going to get them anyway, I decided to take the kids today. We picked up a Rudolph and Clarice. Rudolph's nose lights up and Clarice has a light up heart. They even talk to each other (when you push their ears). Bumble was pretty cute too, but I decided to limit it to two.
As we were leaving, I noticed Frosty. I think he must be in store only though because I can't find a picture online.

I figure, even when the kids don't play with them anymore, they'll make cute decorations. It helps justify the cost. I did use a $5 off coupon and we got one free Clarice tiny clip.