This is my favorite time of year to shop at Amazon, because the toy and game dealsare amazing. This year, I’m buying less for my own kids and more for others – stocking up on birthday gifts for the rest of the year. Right now, you can save up to 75% on select Hasbro games,including Craniumfor just $9.99. I’ve actually only played Cranium with adults, and it’s a lot of fun (my friends managed to turn it into a drinking game, actually). If you know anyone who loves Indiana Jones, the Indiana Jones DVD Gamewould make a nice stocking stuffer at $4.99. Disclosure: I’m an Amazon affiliate, so any purchase you make after entering Amazon through a link on Chief Family Officer supports this site at no additional cost to you. Thank you!
While you’re at Amazon, you may want to try out their new payment method, Payphrase. They unveiled it a few weeks ago, but I paid it no mind because I generally like to let companies work out the kinks with new programs before I use them. However, Amazon really wants customers to try it: they’re offering 10% cash back on purchases made by December 31 using Payphrase. (Via Bargain Briana.)
Through 11 a.m. today, you can redeem the $5 Amazon gift certificate for just 40 Swag Bucks instead of the usual 45 (limit 2). That is the best gift card deal Swag Bucks has ever offered! But you won’t be able to order if you’ve already ordered your limit of 5 this month. 🙁 (Learn more about Swag Bucks here. Disclosure: CFO is a Swag Bucks affiliate, so thank you if you sign using my referral link!)
There are a lot of free-after-ECB items this week at CVS. Check out the list at Coupon Cravings.
Get $50 worth of Burt’s Bees products for $24.99.
It pays to keep an eye out for coupons in the store! Yesterday, I planned to pick up Pillsbury refrigerated holiday cookies to bake for a party, using the $1/2 coupon (it was in the 10/4 and 11/15 GM, 11/22 and 12/6 SS). However, when I went to pick up the packages, there was an automatic coupon machine (commonly referred to as a “blinkie”) spitting out $1.50/2 coupons. So, just by keeping my eyes open, I saved an extra 50 cents!
Coupon Geek has links to free samples for your dog.
Printable Grocery Coupons and Deals has info on how to get Carl Buddig coupons. Funny sitcom moment: My brother-in-law once opened a package of Carl Buddig so vigorously that the meat went flying up into the air . . . and landed in the garbage disposal.
Common Sense with Money has a roundup of printable baby product coupons.