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  • Morning Coffee: Awesome Board Game Deal at TRU

    There’s an amazing deal on board games at Toys R Us this week. First, if you buy $25 worth of qualifying games, you’ll get a $10 gift card. Second, many of the games are just $3.99. At my store, the regular price on these games was $8.99 to $12.99. And third, there’s a TRU/Hasbro rebate that will get you up to $69 back (the rebate on the $3.99 games is $2 each). So, if you buy 7 games, pay $27.93 plus tax, get the $10 gift card and submit for 7 $2 rebates, you’ll end up paying just $3.93 plus tax for 7 games, which will make terrific birthday and holiday gifts. You need the original rebate form, which you can only find in store, so your best bet on these is to head to your local TRU, grab the rebate form, and look for the games listed. One note: The rebate form says character games are excluded (except for Memory), but there were character games under the sign for the rebate at my store, so I took a chance that these would be honored for the rebate, since I’d rather give the Disney Princess version as a gift and $3.99 (minus $1.60 for the prorated gift card) is still an awesome price for the games. If you’d rather be sure you’d get the $2, avoid the character games.

    If you plan to be in Orange County (CA) next Monday, Nov. 16, then you might want to head to the Daily Grill in Irvine or Newport. Those restaurants will be collecting donations of canned goods for the Orange County Food Bank. For every 5 cans donated, Daily Grill will provide a $10 promo card good for food and non-alcoholic beverage (valid January 1 – February 28, 2010). For more info, check out the Daily Grill Facebook page.

    A couple of Amazon deals, because it’s that time of year when great deals abound: Get 2 free accessories when you buy a Flip Ultra(ends 11/18). Also, there’s a sale on digital frames for less than $80(ends 11/15). I see a few Sony and Kodak frames included in this deal.

    Speaking of deals, Freebies 4 Mom has an astounding freebie: 50 free photo cards from SeeHere by FujiFilm.

    MommySnacks is giving away a $100 Target gift card from Shop at Home.

    Every month, I’m blown away by A Thrifty Mom‘s summary of her shopping. In October, she spent $95.57 on $461.84 worth of items. The best part of her post is her explanation of her philosophy of shopping at the end.

    Stretching a Buck has details on how to get 6 free photo book pages at Shutterfly. You have to buy an 8×8 photo book to take advantage of the deal. The books start at $15.99 right now. I don’t quite understand the expiration date, which may be 11/11 or 11/25 based on the terms and conditions of the offer, so it would be safest to purchase your books by 11/11.

    The Science of Being Dad is giving away 4 $100 Sam’s Club gift cards (subscription required). Ends 11/13.

    Why was The Happy Housewife not in my home when Alex was a newborn, giving me advice on the benefits of “room time“?

    Sweetnicks claims to have the only sugar cookie recipe you need. There’s only one way to decide that for yourself, of course ;)

    Comments

    1. Thanks for sharing the Hasbro game deal at Toys R Us! We are headed there now. I wanted to share that I found the rebate form online at http://www.hasbro.com/familygamenight/en_US/discover/25-Off-5-Hasbro-Games.cfm – Scroll down to the third link and click on the image to download the PDF. (It's a Java popup, so I don't know how to link directly to the form, sorry!)

    2. Amy Rainey says:

      Hey, I just swung this deal! Amazing! Two things to note: 1- only one of each game is allowed in the rebate. 2- The $10 gift card is not valid until 6 hours after you make your purchase. (So you have to make another trip.) I'm posting your link on my blog. Thanks for sharing this!

    3. Chief Family Officer says:

      Lexerdax and Amy – Thanks so much for you sharing. It's very helpful!

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