The most wonderful time of the year!

So the Christmas “wish lists” were finally delivered to my house this week… and I seriously feel like a little kid again looking through them.

Anyone remember that massive book they used to deliver to our houses? I think it was from Children’s Palace? (WHY doesn’t Children’s Palace exist anymore?!)

FLASHBACK: My favorite Christmas memory EVER was when I got a Magic Nursery doll and a boom box.

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Oh yea. I am a child of the 80s/early 90s, if you can’t tell. All I remember about that doll is if it was a boy, I was going to be PISSED. Am I the only one creeped out by this commercial?

Ok back to being 30.

I received the Toys R’ Us and the Target Christmas toy circulars this week and they are both FILLED with great coupons.  I also got MORE toy coupons in this past Sunday’s paper.


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There are $100 worth of coupons inside the book, an additional coupon inside a smaller booklet attached the book for $5 off $25 purchase of infant/toddler/kids apparel and on the back there are TWO more coupons: $5 off toys/sporting goods purchase of $50 or more and $5 off electronics purchase of $75 or more.

If you didn’t get this in the mail, I’m not sure where else you can. Apparently some are available in stores, but the extra coupons in the smaller booklet/back likely won’t be included. (I’m a Target Red Card holder. If you’re not, you should be. It can be set up as debit or credit card and you save 5% on all purchases.)

Here’s a full list of coupons from the blog Totally Target.

FYI: The advertised prices are designed to fool you. The toys are priced according to what they’ll be AFTER you use the coupons included in the book. In very fine print you’ll see it states “after coupon.”

TIP: Text KIDSGIFTS to 827438 to get this same set of coupons sent to your phone and don’t forget to use Target Cartwheel for extra savings!


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(oh.. and if you’re wondering… yes, I did spill something on my Toys R’ Us ad. I think it was water even though it looks more like grease. hahahahaa)

This book, similar to Target’s, has a bunch of coupons. On the front is also a $10 off a purchase of $100 or more.

In my opinion, Target’s deals seem better — particularly because you can pair them up with Cartwheel deals, Red Card discount and manufacturer’s coupons.

What’s nice about the Toys R’ Us coupons is they’re mainly for higher-value items, and they’re decent deals (ie. $10 off Lego construction sets, $20 off CARS bikes, etc.)

TIP: Toys R’Us and Target both price match – so if you do find a better deal on Amazon, by all means let them know!

I can only assume, but if you didn’t get this one in the mail… check out your local store. I’m willing to bet they have them (possibly without the $10 off $100)


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If Little Tikes, Lalaloopsy and Bratz toys are on your gift-giving list this holiday, hopefully you got the coupon booklet from the 10/21 Sunday paper

These coupons are all manufacturers’ coupons that expire on 11/20/13 (before Black Friday).

Look for the Little Tikes Super Savings Book shown in the photo above. You’ll find coupons for the Little Tikes red coupe, various Lalaloopsy and Bratz dolls and various Little Tikes toys.

Keep in mind mostly all of these coupons expire before Black Friday. If you think you’ll get a better deal waiting it out –  do it!




Since this is the first year I get to play Santa, I am overly hyped about the upcoming Christmas season. I have several presents stashed away for my little one already. My husband asked me why I was hiding them from a 5.5 month old… Well, I guess I’m just practicing? I know the babe will enjoy ripping up the paper and attempting to eat it WAY more than the actual presents this year…but just the thought of having my own child to watch open gifts makes me giddy with excitement. I always loved watching my nieces and nephews open up their presents with such joy and now I get to watch my own little one do the same!

OK, so now to the good stuff. Those of you with smaller children (ages 6 months to toddler) there are some AWESOME deals going on right now. So before you finish reading this go to and print your Fisher Price coupons. They go away VERY fast. Here’s the link:


There are several great money-savers available today (10/15). I missed the last time these coupons were available (they only allow a limited number of prints…so again, go print them!). So after missing out a couple weeks ago I set up a Google Alert for “Fisher Price Coupons” and printed them after I received the alert at 1 a.m. this morning. (No, I didn’t wake up to check my email, it just so happens the baby thought 1 a.m. would be an awesome time to start a 2-hour playtime/choir performance. And no, she wasn’t crying…the little gal was singing. I actually didn’t even care that it was the middle of the night and I had to be up for work in 3 hours…she was so pleasant!)

The BEST part of this is that (thanks to the many money-saving blogs I follow) I learned there are Target coupons available for many of the same products! Those of you who aren’t savvy couponers… this, my friends, is just DREAMY. Dreamy because you can STACK them baby! There is also a 10% off coupon on Target Cartwheel. If you are a Target lover (like me) and you don’t have Cartwheel….GET IT NOW! It’s like a social media platform for all of us Target addicts – except you save money for using it! (More info below)

Here’s what I’m saying: You can use a manufacturer’s coupon, a Target coupon and the Target Cartwheel coupon ALL AT ONCE.

The best deals available are listed below (thanks to one of my favorite blogs: Totally Target):

Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Love to Play Sis $15.19 (PC thru 10/19)
-$5 off Laugh & Learn Love to Play Sis Target Coupon x11/9
-10% Off Fisher-Price Baby Toys (excl.licensed) Target Cartwheel x11/2
-$5.00 off Laugh & Learn™ Love to Play Puppy or Sis
= $4.18 after triple stack, or almost 80% off regular price of $19.99!

There was also a couple new Price Cuts on Fisher Price Toys, as well as others that are still active to make for some nice deals with up to a triple stack on some them…

Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn™ Crawl Around™ Car $49.99 (PC thru 10/26)
-10% Off Fisher-Price Baby Toys (excl.licensed) Target Cartwheel x11/2
$10.00 off Laugh & Learn™ Crawl Around™ Car
= $35 after stack & price cut, regularly $59.99

Fisher Price Imaginext Rescue City Center $44.99 (PC thru 10/26)
-$10 off Imaginext Rescue City Center Target Coupon x11/9
-$5.00 off Imaginext Rescue City Center
= $29.99 after stack, or 40% off regular price of $49.99

*Fisher-Price Imaginext Super Friends Batcave $34.99 (PC thru 10/26)
-$5 off Imaginext Batcave Target Coupon x11/9
-$5.00 off Imaginext DC Super Friends™ Batcave
= $24.99 after stack, or almost 40% off regular price of $39.99

Fisher-Price Rockin Tunes Giraffe $35.99 (PC thru 11/2)
-$5 off Rockin Tunes Giraffe Target Coupon x11/9
-10% Off Fisher-Price Baby Toys (excl.licensed) Target Cartwheel x11/2**
$5.00 off Rockin’ Tunes Giraffe
=$22.89 after triple stack, or over 40% off regular price of $39.99!

*Fisher-Price Little People Animal Sounds Farm $33.99 (PC thru 10/26)
-$5 off Little People Farm Target Coupon x11/9
-$5.00 off Little People Animal Sounds Farm
= $23.99 after triple stack, (regularly $38.99!)

Fisher-Price Little People Happy Sounds Home $32.99 (PC thru 10/26)
-$5.00 off Little People Happy Sounds Home
= $27.99 after coupon & price cut (regularly $39.99)


$5.00 off Discover ‘n Grow™ Kick & Play Piano Gym
$10.00 off Laugh and Learn™ Puppy and Pals Table
$3.00 off any Giggle Gang purchase
$5.00 off Laugh & Learn™ Singin’ Storytime Puppy
$5.00 off Imaginext Mega Apatosaurus
$5.00 off Laugh & Learn™ Smart Screen Laptop
$10.00 off Laugh & Learn™ Stride-to-Ride Puppy
$5.00 off Little People Disney Princess Palace
$5.00 off Brilliant Basics™ Corn Popper

Remember you can stack any of the baby toys with the 10% Off Fisher-Price Baby Toys (excl.licensed) Target Cartwheel x11/2to save even more!


This savings program introduced by Target allows you to save even more when shopping in-store. Even better- these offers can be used with Target Coupons AND Manufacturer coupons for up to a triple stack! You can see my post HERE to help get you started.