Pre-Order Hide And Hug Olaf For $15.99

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Hurry and pre-order the Hide – and – Hug Olaf set for $15.99 from The pre-order already sold out on Amazon, so grab this one while it is available.

This will be like the elves at Christmas time, but you will hide Olaf instead.

This deluxe box features a brand-new story about Olaf the snowman. Inside, children will also find a huggable Olaf plush. Following the hide-and-seek theme of the story, parents can hide the plush for children to find and deliver Olaf’s big, warm hug!

(Thanks SwagGrabber!)

Melissa and Doug Magnetic Responsibility Chart $11.98 Shipped

One of the best things I have in my home to keep my daughter’s attitude in line is our Melissa & Doug Deluxe Magnetic Responsibility Chart.

It has 8 sections for you to choose chores/responsibilities for your child. Each time they successfully do one, they get to put a reward magnet in the appropriate square on the magnetic board. (There is one for each day of the week).

We take ours a step further and I put up 8 reward magnets on the last line (instead of putting a chore). If she whines, she takes down a magnet. Once she takes down all 8, she looses something of value to her. That really helps with the whining in our house!

Educents is offering a $10 gift card when you join through this link. Add the Melissa and Doug Responsibility Chart to your cart. The $10 will be applied at checkout and your total shipped should be $11.98.

There are other great deals to be had, but this is my favorite!

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Experience the Ultimate Vacation this Year with Disney or Universal!

Experience the Ultimate Vacation

Experience the Ultimate Fall Vacation with Disney or Universal!

Disney Discounts 

Walt Disney World® Resort

  • Experience the Ultimate Vacation with Stay Play & Dine: Save up to 30% off your hotel accommodations for a 2015 Disney World vacation. Select dates from January 5-March 28, 2015.
  • Save Up to 30% Off Hotels: Book your family vacation from January 5-March 28 and save up to 30% off Disney Resort Hotels.
  • Free Dining Bounce Back Specials: During your Disney vacation, you can book your next Disney vacation at huge savings! The current bounce back special includes the Disney Dining Plan for free. Book your Disney package before you check out and then contact your favorite Destinations in Florida/Destinations to Explore agent for details on transferring your reservation.
  • Active/Retired Military Rates: For US active and retired military, save money on tickets and resort accommodations through October 2015.
  • Florida Resident & Annual Passholder Rates: Florida Residents and Annual Passholders can take advantage of great rates on rooms at select Disney Resort Hotels up to 35% off.
  • RunDisney Group Rates: Are you a runner? Do you want to run a race with Mickey Mouse? Join our VIP runners at Destinations in Florida for some of the favorite races including Disney Marathon and Disney Princess Run. These exclusive rates are only with our agency.



  • Save up 20% on Premium Rooms Sunday-Thursday: If you always wanted to try a premium room at the Disneyland®Resort hotels, now is the time. Save up to 20% off the room rates, when you visit during the week days!
  • Active/Retired Military Rates: For US active and retired military, save money on tickets and resort accommodations through October 2015.
  • Book a Package for as Little as $89 Per Person/Per Day: Stay right down the road from the Disney Magic at a Good Neighbor Hotel from now through November 21 for as little as $89 per person/per day.
  • 3rd, 4th or 5th Night Free at Disneyland Good Neighbor Hotels: Visit Anaheim during select nights through December 2014. Stay at a select Disney Good Neighbor Hotels and enjoy a 3rd night, 4th night or 5th night free. Contact your favorite Destinations in Florida/Destinations to Explore agent for details.


Disney Cruise Line®

  • Canadian Residents Save up to 20% Off: From November 2014-January 2015, Canadian Residents can save up to 20% off Disney Cruise prices on select cruises.
  • Special Rates for Florida Residents and US Military: Take advantage of special deals for Florida Residents and active/retired United States Military.


Universal Orlando Resort Discounts

  • Universal Hotel Discounts: Save up to 30% at Universal Orlando Onsite Resorts this holiday season through December 2014.
  • Florida Resident Halloween Horror Nights Package: Are you ready to scream? You can now book a HHN Package at special savings, just for Florida Residents.
  • Halloween Horror Nights Packages: For non-Florida Residents, you can still save money with a special HHN Package from $459 per adult at Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort most Sunday-Thursday through November 1, 2014.
  • Halloween Horror Nights Tickets: Pre-order your HHN tickets to save money and lock in your favorite date. These are now available as stand alone tickets or they can be added to any Universal Orlando package.
  • Cabana Bay Beach Resort Florida Resident Deal: Florida Residents can experience this new hotel from just $79 per night plus tax.
  • Universal 1-Day or 2-Day Pass with Shuttle Transportation for 2014: Take a day away from the Disney World Parks to visit the Wizarding World of Harry Potter! Book a 1-Day or 2-Day Pass to Universal Studios with shuttle transportation included in the ticket.
  • “Take 2” Transfer: If you do not want to rent a car during your Orlando vacation, take advantage of the new “Take 2” Transfer ticket for only $39 per person. This transfer includes transportation from a Disney Resort hotel to Universal Orlando Resort for a Universal Studios vacation. After your Universal vacation, the transportation takes you back to the Orlando International Airport.


Sea World Discounts

  • Eat for FREE During Your Vacation: Book your Sea World package at one of the partner hotels and get the All Day Dining Deal for FREE!
  • Kids FREE at Sea World: Book your Sea World Package and kids play for FREE. You will receive one free child ticket (ages 3-9) for every paid adult.

Written by Kari O’Dell:  Kari creates lasting memories by planning customized vacations all over the world.  Not only does she find you the BEST accommodations with the BEST value, but she will fill in all the blanks for you, all at no cost to you.  Traveling is her passion!  Passing that magic on to your family is what fuels that passion!  If you are ready to save on your next vacation book your next vacation with Kari at 434-609-2370 or at

Zulily Sales And Rambles About Gift Ideas

Zulily has a ton of sales going on right now that I want to tell you about…

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The first is the Dollie and Me sale. I love when this comes around. They have outfits for your daughter in sizes 2t-14 and it comes with a matching outfit that fits her 18 inch doll including American Girl! Prices start at $14.99 for both outfits.

I have ordered Emily quite a few Dollie and Me outfits and I am amazed at the quality and the price. Definitely great to put under the tree!

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Next is the JoyBay sale that includes the popular ride on cars that are good for kids up to 110 pounds. Both of my older kids have one of these ride on cars and they love it! Such a fun way to get them moving!

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I am also looking at getting Emily some Christmas gifts from the Character Cuties sale. She loves My Little Pony and Frozen and it is hard to find clothing in her size. I think she would flip over the leopard print Fluttershy zip-up hoodie even though it is not my style. Lots of great clothing in this sale!

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If you do Elf on the Shelf, check out The Night Before Christmas: Pajamas sale. I see some cute Elf on the Shelf sets for kids.  Screen Shot 2014-10-21 at 8.25.29 PM

I was also scrolling down the main page and saw the advertisement for the Madame Alexander: Newborn Nursery and noticed that it includes a boy holding a doll. It really warmed my heart. My 7 year old is pleading for an American Girl doll and he is embarrassed that he wants one. He even said “I will get her and I won’t take her out of the house so other people won’t make fun of me.” It broke my heart a little that he realizes that society is the way that it is. He is getting the doll and mama will go off on anyone that dares to make fun of him for having it. I say it’ll make him a better daddy!

Remember that you can find all of these sales quickly by using the search option.

Made with Magic Products Coming To Disney


Disney is changing the name of the Glow With The Show ears to Made with Magic and they will be adding new items to the product line. In addition to the ears hat, you will be able to get a set of Minnie Mouse ears headband, a Mickey glove hand or a magic wand. Each item will have a retail value of $25.00.

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Pixar Cars Soft Potty and Step Stool Combo Set $13.42

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Amazon has the Disney Soft Potty and Step Stool Combo Set, Pixar Cars on sale for $13.42 (was $29.99). This is a great deal if you are potty training. I always buy a seat instead of their own little potty so we can just skip a step in the training process.

Be sure to check out all the current deals. Plus learn how to use Amazon to “Coupon to Disney”.

Amazon prices may vary and can change in price without notice. If the above item is not available at the listed price, the deal is dead.

(Thanks SwagGrabber!)

15% off Local Deals on Groupon (Today Only)


Head over to Groupon, and save 15% off any LOCAL deal through midnight on October 21st. Use coupon code LOCAL15 at checkout. You can use this coupon code once per customer and it’s good for up to a $50 value.

This is a great way to try something new at a cheaper price. Consider a date night or special afternoon playdate for your kids as you search the local deals. You can also look for deals in areas you are going to vacation.

Snow White Macbook Sticker $6.95 Shipped + More Options


I absolutely love my Snow White Macbook Sticker. You can score it for $6.85 shippedl! I have had it now for about 15 months and it is still in great condition!


They also have a super cute Ariel Macbook Sticker for $11.48 shipped.


And I just love this Stitch Mac Sticker for $11.28! I think I might need to change.

You can browse all of the Macbook stickers here.

Halloween Candy Deal at Target


In addition to the Halloween candy deal at CVS, you can grab this great deal at Target through October 25th.

Buy (2) Mars Fun Size Snickers, Twix, Milky Way, or 3 Musketeers — 2/$5
Use $1/2 Fun Size Mars Target Coupon
Use 10% off Mars Candy Target Cartwheel Coupon (will deduct $0.40)
Use $1/2 Mars Halloween Fun Size Coupon here or here
Pay $1.30 each and submit for $1 cash back on candy from Snap by Groupon
Total: $1.60 for both!!

Buy (2) M&Ms Fun Size Candy — 2/$5 
Use $1/2 M&Ms Target Coupon
Plus use 10% off M&Ms Target Cartwheel Coupon
And use $1.50/2 M&Ms Chocolate Candies 9.9 oz
Pay $1.05 each and submit for $1 cash back on candy from Snap by Groupon
Total: $1.10 for both!!

Be sure to check out all the current Target deals . Plus don’t miss my massive under $1 Target list.

(Thanks Totally Target!)

My Starbucks Rewards: Free Drink When You Sign Up For Emails And For Your Birthday

Do you have a Starbucks Gift Card?  Make sure you registered it for My Starbucks Rewards to earn rewards!  When you sign up and opt-in to get emails, you will get a FREE drink loaded onto your card within 2 weeks.

You will also receive a FREE drink for your birthday.

If you don’t have a gift card, pick one up on your next visit and load $5 on it and then turn around and use it to pay for your order. You can then register it with My Starbucks Rewards.

Be sure to check out all the current dining deals and how to score FREEbies and coupons from restaurants