Tag: deals and discount codes

Tips for styling cool back to school looks, and how to save while doing it

We’ve spoken here — a lot — about never shopping online without first searching for a discount code, and one of the first places we always turn for that is RetailMeNot.com. You too? Perfect! Because they’re our newest sponsor and we love that.  Hey, any site that saves us money pretty much all the time, is a cool pick as far as we’re concerned. You can shop by store, by the best deals, by exclusives, or even search by category on the site (a feature that was new to us) to see hot items you might be looking for — like Converse...

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The coolest lunch boxes and bags for kids of all ages | Back to school guide 2015

Our longtime readers may know that we always get excited for the back to school season, mainly because of back to school shopping. Okay, also because we have an excuse to get the kids to bed a little earlier. But mainly it’s the shopping. There’s just something about our kids’ excitement for a new lunch box that makes us nearly as excited to start packing those lunches. Well, at least for the first week. Related: Click here for our 2016 back to school guide: 34 of the coolest lunch boxes and bags Check out some of our very favorites, for big...

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Web coolness: Kids on airplanes, Dascha Polanco, and Marvel’s next female superhero. Who is awesome.

Here are the links we’ve been reading around the web this week. Hope you like them too.   There’s still time to leave a comment on this post to donate a lifesaving vaccine to a child in need. if you click on any link here, consider making it this one. The kids-only airplane: The answer to semi-monthly outrage about families who deign to travel. A very special R-rated edition of Spawned with Kristen + Liz. Spoiler alert: Lenny Kravitz. Funny read: I’m Not Ill, I Just Have kids, from the author of The Parent Normal. School lunch help is here! If...

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Museum Day Live: How to visit more than 1,200 museums for free. Well, not all at once.

You know that museum in town you’ve been meaning to take your kids to but you just haven’t gotten to it? Yep, I have one too.  Well turns out you have a chance to do it free. Because on September 26 this year, tons of museums, zoos, aquariums and science centers across the country are participating in Museum Day Live! and opening their doors to visitors for free and we think that’s just awesome. If you visit the page on Smithsonian.org — which is a pretty amazing site to explore with your kids, by the way — to print out a ticket you can take to a participating...

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Great savings on some of the coolest back-to-school shopping

When we were growing up, the best part about back-to-school season was always shopping for school supplies. But things have come a long way from the small thrill of finding a Trapper Keeper pattern that matched your personality. In fact, our friends at Minted are back as a sponsor (yay Minted!), and they’ve gotten into the back to school shopping game, too. You thought Minted was just stationery? Turns out they’ve now got personalized notebooks, name labels, cards and more, all to help your kids express themselves through a few special school supplies. Plus, we are so thrilled that Minted is offering 15% off all their kids’ essentials for back...

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The coolest back to school shopping finds on Etsy, all with cash back. Thanks, Ebates!

Do you know how much the average parent spends on back to school shopping? Let’s just say, a lot. We love supporting smaller indie brands, and finding the cool school supplies out there that helps make this time of year a little more fun — but we also love a great bargain. Which is why we are beyond happy to be working with our sponsor Ebates, which is now helping us all do both. From July 21 to August 3, when you sign in with your Ebates account, you get double cash back from tons of online retailers you may be shopping anyway, like Old...

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Chairish: Shop the country’s coolest vintage shops, all from your couch

I love going to my local flea market or browsing the rows of antique stores downtown to score some cool vintage finds for my house. There’s just something special about furniture that has history. Or, just having furniture that doesn’t come in a flat-packed box, to be honest. But honestly, how often do any of us get to spend our weekends at swap meets after having kids? Well now you can find very cool vintage finds at Chairish, an online marketplace where you can shop all kinds of vintage furniture, decor, and even jewelry and accessories from individual sellers and boutiques across the country. It’s been around...

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Online shopping: One of our favorite #UnguiltyPleasures

Next up in our series of #UnguiltyPleasures (you did catch us confessing all our binge watching secrets, right?) is online shopping. And yes, that’s probably kind of obvious considering what we do here at Cool Mom Picks. But we just love how little treats for yourself can go a long way toward making you feel fantastic, and those small indulgences are something far too many women feel guilty about. Sometimes we moms do get to put ourselves first, right? Helping us share our next #UnguiltyPleasures video with you is our sponsor Kindle Love Stories, a thriving online community where you can purchase recommended romance reads in...

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Cage sandals, now for the littlest trend setters

If you look for a balance between stylish shoes for your girls, but also want something practical and durable, because you know, running and climbing and playing something I hear is called “chase the boys” that I don’t want to know much more about — I’m really happy to see the impressively fashion-forward cage sandals for girls now at Umi. (You may know how Kristen and I like our cage sandals.) – Don’t miss a huge limited time discount below – One look at the Rozelle sandal (for toddlers, the Rozelle Junior) and my girls oohing and ahhing, trying to choose between a pretty blue, pink, and silver, each with a...

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Bezar, the new members-only shopping site is here. Design fans, hold onto your wallets.

We recently alerted you to the upcoming launch of Bezar, a new members-only marketplace from Bradford Shelhamer, one of the original founders of Fab. We knew we’d be able to expect the same phenomenal design sense, curation and discovery that we’ve come to know and love from him, and checking out the Bezar site launch today, it does not disappoint. Because this is a member’s only site, use our invitation link for immediate access right now to some wonderful designers who will be gone in a few days, along with some cool pop-up shops that will last a bit longer. You’ll notice there’s definitely...

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Some of our favorite jewelry designers on sale? Yes, please.

Ooh, well what a nice surprise to click over to one of my favorite jewelry sites, Charm & Chain, and discover they’re offering an additional 20% off their sale jewelry right now. Happy new year to me. This is good stuff, too. Like the cool, chunky wide dome gold bangle which was $36, now $15 plus another 20% off with the discount code, making it…just twelve bucks. Not bad! Not all the pieces are quite so affordable, but they’re still terrific deals. Like the seriously awesome Lulu Frost Rococo Statement Earrings which are now $100 with the discount, down from $325. For something a little...

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Sponsored Message: How to win free haircuts for a year

This is a sponsored message from Joico   To help save families a little time and money this new year, JOICO hair care products and Great Clips salons are teaming for a huge giveaway that could score you free haircuts (and some awesome products) for an entire year. Enter their Savvy Savings Sweepstakes, which is giving 10 lucky winners free Great Clips haircuts for a year, plus a JOICO haircare package that includes a year’s supply of the popular K-PAK Deep Penetrating Reconstructor. That’s over $420 worth of prizes, and entering is easy.   While you’re on the site, don’t miss a special offer on JOICO K-PAK Deep-Penetrating Reconstructor,...

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Up to 50% off the most gorgeous clothes to get our kids through winter. We’ll take it!

Winter officially started just only a week ago, which means we’ve still got plenty of cold weather ahead for sweaters and hats and outerwear to wrap the kids in. We know, we can’t believe it either. And if your kids are anything like ours, they like to grow. Often right in the middle of the season. Which is why we’re always grateful for awesome sales on kids’ clothes, so we can score the stuff we need for less, just when we need it. So we’re cheering once again for our wonderful sponsor Jacadi and their huge winter sale, where you’ll find some of...

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How to save money shopping: 7 great tips for in-store holiday shopping. (Stores…remember those?)

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...

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The very best Cyber Monday deals around the web

Looking for the best Cyber Monday deals and discounts from big and small retailers? We’ve rounded up our favorites for you right here in one place. And we love that it’s brought to you by our sponsor Unilever, and their brand new NewDry Spray Antiperspirant that’s now available from five of their popular brands for men and women, like Dove, Degree, and Axe. So basically, we’re now giving you two ways to avoid getting sweaty in the stores today. Ha. We’ll be updating our Cyber Monday deals post all day long, so make sure to check back often, and follow us on Twitter as we’ll be...

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3 ways to save money on Small Business Saturday while supporting your favorite local businesses

We love Small Business Saturday, which gives a much-needed boost to our favorite moms and pops around the US, from restaurants to shops to services. (Hey, need some dry cleaning done? Today’s the day!) Here are three ways you can shop small today and save, too. American Express Statement Credits If you didn’t realize, there’s actually some more incentive for you to shop small, besides putting your hard-earned money back into your community; you can actually get up to $30 in immediate statement credits from American Express. To do that, just enroll your American Express Card (it’s easy) then check out shopsmall.com where you’ll find all...

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The very best Black Friday deals around the web: Stay in your PJs when you shop!

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...

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20 luxury holiday gifts for kids and babies under $50, complete with a VIP discount code from Jacadi

We all discovered our partner Jacadi when we were pregnant and quickly became obsessed with their gorgeous Parisian kids and baby clothes. Their clothing and accessories are often a splurge, which is why as a parent, receiving a Jacadi box for the holidays has that same effect as that iconic Tiffany blue box. So we’re always excited when Jacadi clothes for kids and babies go on sale  — and we’re even more excited today, because we have an exclusive Jacadi sale complete with a big VIP discount code just for our readers. Whoo! Head to Jacadi right now because we’re giving you an exclusive 35%...

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Our favorite scarves and accessories that give back now give back to you, with a huge sale

It’s been two years almost to the date that I first visited Ethiopia and got to know some of the amazing women behind FashionABLE , making me instantly committed to helping the company with their mission to offer a living wage, medical care, education, and dignity to women in need. In fact, I’m wearing my Genet scarf this very second. Not even kidding. However FashionABLE has been around twice as long as I’ve known them, and in celebration of their fourth birthday they’re having a huge sale. As in, everything in the shop is up to 45% off for four days. Starting today, find...

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Web Coolness: An amazing shopping deal, the coolest kids’ tees of the year, and John Malkovich doing what?

Here’s what we’ve been reading around the Web this week. Hope you like them too. Have you shopped our favorite indie fashion + accessories lately? Do it now while global shipping is free! How parent entrepreneurs are revolutionizing school lunches. There are a lot of amazing women out there. A lot. Interesting take on why the Ice Bucket Challenge was so successful. In honor of Banned Books Week – How many subversive books do your kids own? Fantastic post. The coolest STEM tees for kids. Because kids who love STEM are cool anyway. Our friends at MOUTH.com add Food & Wine selects....

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