If you’re looking for some of the best Black Friday shopping deals and discounts around the web, we’ve rounded them up for you right here, along with the best Black Friday tech deals over on Cool Mom Tech.We’ll continue to update the post all day long with sales all day (and weekend) long, so be sure to check back, and follow us on Twitter where we’ll be tweeting them. And don’t forget to check out our 2015 Holiday Guide for even more gift ideas featuring indie designers and small businesses. APPAMAN (above) 40% off site-wide with the code: FRIDAY40 DYLBUG: 20%...Read More
This is a sponsored message on behalf of Rock the Lunchbox It’s halfway through the school year and plenty of parents are finding themselves in a school-lunch rut. If you’re nodding your head, or just want to make your kids’ lunchbox a little healthier, you’ll want to check out Rock the Lunchbox, a new resource for parents that provides lots of healthy school lunch inspiration you can put into action right now. Brought to you by four brands beloved by parents–Annie’s, Applegate, Honest Kids, and Rudi’s Organic Bakery–Rock the Lunchbox features more than 300 simple ideas, including gluten-free and vegetarian options. There are also video tips,...Read More
We are always on the lookout for the best teacher gift ideas every year, and it may in fact be one of the top gift questions we get from readers every year about this time. (Then again in May.) And hey, I get it; if there are any people on my holiday shopping list that I’m most grateful for, it’s my kids’ teachers. They’re with my kids all day every day, and go above and beyond the job description, from purchasing supplies for the classroom from their own wallets to sending personal emails and notes home to let me know how my kids are doing....Read More
As much as we love online shopping (and yes, we loooove it), shopping in person is satisfying in its own way. It can even save you money this time of year. In fact, I know first-hand (ahem) how tempting it can be to click and click on all the pretty things and suddenly you’ve spent way more than you ever intended. That’s why we’re happy to be working with our newest sponsor Flipp, a completely free app which is one great way to save money shopping in stores–and save time, too. In fact, it was a Cool Mom Tech pick when we discovered it earlier this...Read More
If you’re looking for the best Black Friday Deals from retailers both big and small (you know, the ones who can’t afford to buy huge ads) we have the biggest and best deals and discount codes here. Plus, we’ll be updating it with new Black Friday sale info as the day goes on, so keep checking back and follow us on Twitter (what, you’re not already?) to keep up as well. Also, don’t forget we have tons of great discount codes from small businesses in our 2014 Holiday Gift Guide, all good through the end of the year. Happy holiday shopping! And...Read More
With Father’s Day less than a week away, we can help you get things ready for dad. We are here for you! We’ve tracked down the very best free Father’s printables (these are all fabulous, if we do say so) that include coloring pages for the kids, gift wrap, labels, coupons, and of course cards to help make his Father’s Day just a little more special without a big expense. All you need is printer ink and a willing kid or two. And we are eternally grateful to all the fantastic artists, designers and bloggers who come up with these terrific free printables in...Read More
We tell our readers time and again, do nooooot make an online purchase without first searching for discount codes. Especially at the big online retailers. There’s nothing more frustrating than hitting that “purchase” button to find out you could have gotten it for less. We were just introduced to SidePon.com who happens to be our newest, coolest CMP sponsor. And they just may have one of the smartest systems ever for finding and using discount codes. Once you find the retailer you want–everyone from Saks to the Sundance catalog, even Frederick’s of Hollywood (rowr!)–you’ll see all their existing codes...Read More
With the weather getting warmer, the big treat around our house is popsicles. Sometimes we make our own and other times, I’ll splurge on the fruit juice-only ones from our supermarket, even though I know they’re loaded with sugar. But now I’ve found an awesome popsicle alternative with only 5g of sugar per serving that my kids actually love. I was just whipping through my grocery store freezer section when I saw the Power of Fruit bars and decided to give them a try. They only contain fruit – that’s it. Nothing else. Seriously. Hence the super low sugar...Read More
I’ve got one word for you: Heartsy. Oh, and a few more words: Etsy, like Groupon, and huge discounts on awesome handmade stuff. Sold, right? It’s called Heartsy, and you get the picture. You give Heartsy your email. Every day, they send you one outrageously deep deal on handmade stuff from an Etsy artist. If you like what you see, you buy the deal. And then you spend all day long ogling, choosing, and putting things into and out of your shopping cart with glee, finally using your voucher to buy the pretties. Right this moment, deals include 60%...Read More
This may not be a popular stance, but I curse the day that a bunch of dodos couldn’t figure out how to properly medicate their children, leading to a ban of all those fabulous multi-symptom cold medicines and over-the-counter cough syrups for kids. I keep swearing I’m going to bring home a ton of pharmaceutical contraband from my next trip overseas. In the meanwhile, this winter has been brutal on my family’s healthy, so I’ve been on the hunt for natural (and legal) remedies to ease the symptoms of endless coughs, colds, and the otherwise unattractive expulsion of bodily...Read More
Something strange happens to me every December. I don’t usually have much patience for craft projects, but every holiday season, something comes over me and I feel the need to do something with glitter. Well, here’s a holiday gift for all of us crafting mavens and want-to-be crafting mavens (that would be me at the moment). Get 50% off all Martha Stewart craft items at Michael’s until December 24. Martha Stewart’s glitter is a glitter lover’s dream. It’s fine and elegant and fabulous and each color shines like shimmering gems. But beware–it does tend to get everywhere, so this...Read More
As most of us frugal online shoppers know by now, you don’t buy something without first checking to see if there’s a coupon code and a way to get it cheaper. It’s why we work really hard to secure exclusive codes for our readers here. Well, you should also know that when I’m not here at Cool Mom Picks, I’m busy finding the best deals and coupon codes to share over on my frugal-minded site, Want Not. It’s really the only site you need for coupons and deals if I do say so. In fact, it’s the only one...Read More
This time of year, the entire world descends on my fair city, or seems to, judging from the midtown traffic and my inability to get anywhere near the fitting rooms at H+M at lunchtime. So I’d be remiss if I didn’t point out a couple of really fantastic events to consider with the family if you’re going to be anywhere around NYC this holiday season. Reviewing hot ticket performances is definitely not the worst part of my job here, especially when they’re as incredible as Wintuk by Cirque du Soleil. It’s every bit as spectacular as all the Cirque...Read More
Back to school shopping is rarely cheap (we know, we know) which is why we’ve made an effort to secure you mamas exclusive discounts on our back to school shopping guide. For starters: Our premier sponsor, Moxie Kids is offering $10 off orders of their fabulous kids’ clothes over $50, plus free shipping with code CPM10. (choose in-store pick up to receive free shipping) Our other premier sponsor, EMTanner Designs is giving you 20% off their personalized lunchboxes and other cool kids’ gear with code COOLMOM. Plus you’ll find codes up to 50% off (no kidding!) from more than...Read More
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