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Target Toy Catalogue

Start looking for the Target toy catalogue. I usually find them in the stores on displays in the toy department, but in the past you could also print specific coupons online.Here’s a list of some of the coupons you can expect:$1.00 off Energizer Battery Pack
$10.00 off Bike ( 12″ Toy Story or 12″ or 16″ Barbie, Princess, Spider-Man, Cars, Mongoose or Schwinn)
$10.00 off Dairy Queen Blizzard Maker
$10.00 off Dinosaur Train Interactive Boris Tyrannosaurus
$10.00 off Disney Interactive Ride-On
$10.00 off First Act Discovery Digital Keyboard
$10.00 off Fisher Price iXL Learning System
$10.00 off Fisher Price Little Mommy Walk & Giggle
$10.00 off LeapFrog Leapster2 Learning Game System
$10.00 off LeapFrog Tag Reading System
$10.00 off VTech Mobigo Touch Learning System
$10.00 off with purchase of two PlayStation 3 DualShock Controllers
$10.00 off with purchase of two Wii Motion Plus Remotes
$10.00 off with purchase of two …

LAST CHANCE: Two Low Entry Giveaways

If you are done with your Halloween celebrations, there are two giveaways ending tonight on MelissaStuff – both are low entry, so it’s worth your time to enter them!Alight TopThank You Cards

Unique Children’s Christmas Gifts for $7!!

Today’s Plum District deal is for Cattiwampus . . . a unique online boutique with great gifts for kids of all ages.The deal is $25 worth of gifts from Cattiwampus for only $12. And if it’s your first purchase from them, you’ll get an extra $5 off!! That’s $7 for $25 worth of incredible, unique gifts for kids.I can’t wait to see what great gifts we can get for $7! I checked the sales section and found these deals:Baby Legs (Boys and Girls) - $5 eachVroom Lunchbox - $9Travel Matching Game - $8You could get all of those things and still have $3 left to spend on your credit!

All Kinds of Coupons

aI’ve talked before about all of the places that I find coupons, but on a regular basis I find coupons in strange or new places.Recently, it’s been:#1 – Preschool/Daycare: They had a huge stack of $1.50/2 coupons for Clorox to encourage you to buy cleaning supplies in your child’s classroom.#2 – Doctor’s Office: Our doctor’s office has a stack of small samples and coupons that you can peruse and take what you need or want. INVALUABLE. Lot of high dollar medicine coupons like $2/1 Tylenol or $3/1 Triaminic. And even things not typically “medicine” in my mind like $1/1 Desitin diaper rash cream.#3 – Grocery Store: I know peelies, blinkies and store coupons are frequently found in the grocery store. But recently at both Albertson’s and Tom Thumb, I have found large coupon books with LOTS of manufacturer’s coupons. Even if the books recommend redeeming them at a certain retailer, if they are manufacturer coupons they can be used anywhere. This has made for some incredible deals.#4 – Junk …

Exciting Giveaway - $25 Gift Certificate

I’m excited to tell you about our latest giveaway.

Lately there have been some great deals from a new deal site from

I’ve recently decided to partner with Adpages and bring you some more INCREDIBLE opportunities. The first step was trying out their services. So I used a credit to purchase their Clix! portrait deal.

I was able to get a potrait sitting and a disk with 5 images on it for just $49. I have to admit that this is definitely my preferred way of getting pictures as prints can be VERY inexpensively made on the Internet but frequently cost an arm and a leg from the photographer directly. Besides, in our family the grandparents are generally the ones who purchase the pictures and so it doesn’t work for me to have to pick and pay at the time of the sitting.

Weston just turned 6 months old and he is absolutely precious. I wanted to make sure we got a good glimpse of his personality in these pictures. I think Clix! did just that . . .

I'm telling you - I could eat h…

Winners and More Contests!

We have a winner for the DroppsDropps giveaway – Cheryl S. – and a winner for the Quicken giveaway – Briana. Both have confirmed and their prizes will be headed their way shortly.We have two more giveaways ending tomorrow. One for Thank You cards from Pear Tree Greetings and the other for a top from Alight. If you haven’t gotten your entries in for those yet, make sure you do it before time runs out.The giveaway linky is up and ready for everyone to post their latest giveaways on . . . and I will be posting a couple of new giveaways here on MelissaStuff very soon. I know, I know you’re holding your breath waiting to see what’s in store. Better breathe, you won’t be able to read the post and enter if you’ve passed out.

Got Your Christmas Cards Yet?

There have been some great deals on Christmas cards, but I think I’m going to order ours from Shutterfly this year. They have a great assortment of cards. In fact, I think the hardest part may be figuring out which card to order.

I love this one because it lets me choose an assortment of text and pictures to be truly unique:

And while I don’t find this one exciting visually, I love that the interior allows you to build a timeline of your year and combine your Christmas card and your annual family update letter:
You can get a more economical and maybe more attractive version here in postcard format:

Shutterfly has been running some great specials:

If you place your order before November 4th and it totals more than $30, you can get FREE shipping with the code SHIP 30.

Plus right now you can get 25% off 50 or more cards and 20% off all address labels.

Guess I need to head over and take advantage of those deals, now, huh? What are you doing?

Houston/Austin: Discount Tickets for Shrek the Musical

Zulily has a deal for the cities of Austin and Houston . . . you can attend Shrek the Musical for just $30! I really wanted to take my boys to see this when it was here, but since it was on during the State Fair it just wasn’t convenient for us.If you go, enjoy it for us, too.Zulily is by invite only, so if you’re new please register here. Then go here to get your tickets.

Great Deal on Shutterfly

$20 gets you a photobook, a photo mug and 50 prints!That would make for some good Christmas gifts . . . can you tell I’m ready for the Christmas season?


I took a test of 50 markers for autism.Most people with autism test positive for at least 32 of them.I have 29.Wonder if that has something to do with some of the issues I have.Would people respond differently if they thought some of my idiosyncracies were caused by a diagnosable illness?Would I want them to? I would still be the same person.These are the kind of things that my mind ponders.

FREE Cookie Sampler for Military Appreciation

Joey’s brother Corey is active duty military and has served overseas multiple times in the 7 years I’ve been married into the family.The military has a special place in our hearts, and this week is Military Appreciation Week. In honor of that, let’s celebrate our military.Cheryl’s Cookies is offering 6 sample cookies plus free shipping to APO/FPO addresses. You can send this Cookie Sampler to an APO/FPO address for free! I know my brother-in-law would have been all over this when he was deployed!Thanks, Swag Grabber!

$1/1 Rayovac Batteries

Hurry and get this $1/1 coupon before it’s gone . . . it usually makes for FREE batteries in the Target dollar spot!

$.75/1 Baking Powder

Just in time for holiday baking . . .$.75/1 Can of Clabber Girl Baking Powder

LOCAL: More Christmas Gift Deals

More good ideas for Christmas . . .$10 for $20 credit at FX Game ExchangeVideo games, Controllers, Gaming systems, etc.$50 for $100 credit at Celebrity Spa2 Massages, Botox, facials, laser hair removal

LOCAL: BounceU Discount

Okay, Mommas! 5 passes to BounceU for $15 . . . or $30 discount on a party package.This is good through next October, so it will be perfect next summer when you need something to do with your kids.

My Husband Rocks

Several of you that know me in real life have commented on my shirt that says . . .Usually I get asked if he was the one who bought it for me . . . ha!!! I actually won it in a giveaway from Cafepress. Today, Mamapedia is running a special on Cafepress items – get 50% off! So you pay $15 for $30 worth of credit. These shirts are usually between $20 - $30 depending on which kind you order . . . or you can get tote bags . . . or even undies. Ahem, anyway, they also have a slew of other sayings and logos and pictures in case you don’t have a husband.It’s a good deal and I’m debating getting another shirt since I’ve almost worn my first one out.Oh, and for each purchase you make through Mamapedia, they donate 5% to the school of your choice!

75% off Furniture!

I love the daily deals, but most of them are repetitive – food, entertainment, beauty . . . but today I was excited to see this deal on furniture:Pay $25 and get $100 worth of credit at Ashley Furniture!

Christmas Gifts: Photo Calendars for $8.33 Shipped

Right now at Snapfish, you can get 2 FREE calendars with the purchase of one! Use the code 1CAL2FREE.That means you can get three calendars to give as gifts for just $8.33 each. In addition, Snapfish has FREE shipping on all orders over $25! (See the banner above; Use code FREESHIP.)Offer expires October 31st.

Ruelala: Reeboks for $8.99 Shipped

If you took advantage of the free $20 credit at Ruelala (it’s now over), you can get a pair of men’s Reebok shoes for only $8.95 shipped!I’ll keep watching for deals for you!

$5/$15 at CVS!!

It’s been forever since there has been a public coupon this good at CVS!If your CVS store has a Minute Clinic, you can get a $5 off of $15 printable coupon here. You’ll have to print the document and take it to the MinuteClinic to get the coupon . . . and quantities are limited. But if you get the right practitioner, you might just hit the jackpot!Thanks, Moms By Heart!

Leapfrog Deal Gets Even Better

Yesterday, I told you about the deal on the Leapfrog Didj system. But one of my readers who did the deal came back and said it’s even better than it seems.As I mentioned before, you can get the Didj learning system for $29.99 individually or one of the Didj learning system gift sets for $34.99.If you purchase one of these, you can get the Didj carrying case for FREE! That’s another $17.99 value – not to mention a protection for the investment you are making in this gaming system.Then use the code OCTBDAY to get an additional 20% off! And when I went to check out, it showed I got FREE shipping just for purchasing a gift pack!So I was able to get all of this:for ONLY $30 Shipped!! That’s originally over a $150 value! Get yours before they run out!

HOT: FREE Products at HauteLook

HauteLook has a code – SHOP10OFF – that will take $10 off of any purchase through November 2nd! That makes for some HOT deals right now. Lorac has lipgloss, nail polish and eye shadow for $3 and $4 each, so you can get 2 FREE! All you will pay is shipping and handling!There are lip plumping pencils for only $8 - $10 = FREE!!! Fusion Beauty $9 - $10 = FREESkull Candy iPhone and iTouch cases - $10 - $10 = FREE (MANY varieties) Bebe Bella $11.25 - $10 = $1.25Bebe Bella $12.50-0$10 = $2.50

Been Looking for a Good Deal on All You?

Here it is . . .Eversave has a great deal today - you can get $26 worth of magazine subscriptions for $12!If you're new to Eversave you get a $5 credit for signing up which means you can get All You magazine and still have a $6 credit towards another magazine . . . all for just $7 out of pocket!Thanks $30 Weekly Grocery Challenge and Collin

Razor Scooters as Low as $24

If a Razor scooter is on your Christmas list, today’s the day to grab it. Amazon has the Razor A Kick Scooter in pink for just $24! And in blue for $29.97.

Don’t forget you can sign up for Amazon Mom Program for FREE and get free 2 day shipping on ANY purchase!

Thank you Couponing to Disney.

Ladies, Want to Learn More About Football?

Right now, Joe Avezzano (former special teams coach for the Dallas Cowboys) is offering a once a month class for ladies on understanding football. I think I have a pretty good handle on football after growing up with a coach for a dad, but I would be interested in taking this class just because I like Coach Joe – his gravelly voice, his quick wit . . . and since it appears that there won’t be much ON the field to discuss, at least it would be good to talk some football strategy.If you’re interested in attending, you can get $7.50 tickets here today only!The event is held at the Studio Movie Grill in Dallas on the 4th Wednesday of every month.Ladies Locker Room with Coach Joe Avezzano
11170 N. Central Expy
Dallas, Texas
Phone: 214-361-2966
Map It!

HOT Clearance: Didj Learning System ONLY $24.99

Clearance! Save $60 on Didj Custom Learning System. Was $89.99, Now $29.99! Offer valid through 11/22.And this Didj package is $100 off!! Only $34.99 for the system, this Star Wars game, and multiple skins.FREE Shipping on all purchases over $50.Now is the time to stock up for Christmas. I think this may be something we pick up for our oldest!

FREE Flashlights at Kroger

This week at Kroger, you can get flashlights for FREE!This is a regular sale for the week of Halloween so make sure to keep it in mind next year! EverReady Flashlight (made by Energizer), $0.99 each
-$1/1 Energizer Batteries of Flashlight, exp. 10-31-10 (SS 09/12/10)
-$0.50/1 Energizer Batteries or Flashlight, exp. 12-31 (SS 10/03/10)
-$1/1 Energizer Batteries or Flashlight, exp. 12-31-10 (SS 10/03/10)
TOTAL = FREE!These are typically not an item that Kroger stocks a bunch of, so you may find that they are sold out.  If they sell out, make sure to get a raincheck.  Although, these flashlights are regularly priced at $1.19 , so keep in mind throughout the year, you can still get these for just $0.19 each!Thanks Nickles & Dimes!

Last Chance to Get Your $20 Credit

If you haven’t signed up for Ruelala yet, make sure you do it today because it’s the last day you can get a free $20 credit added to your account.This credit will show up in your account within 48 hours and can be used on anything — including shipping! It doesn’t expire until December 31, 2010, and there should be at least a few free or super cheap deals available between now and then. I’ll make sure I post them so we can all get in on them . . . so hurry over and grab your $20 credit while you can.

FREE Similac

Use this $3/1 any Similac printable coupon to get free Similac On-The-Go Ready Feed (8 oz.). Babies’R’Us usually has it priced at around $2.49. It’s been reported that the coupon doesn’t beep and may even give you overage!Thanks, Common Sense with Money!

Hurry - FREE Photo Calendar

Get started now and create a FREE photo calendar for 2011 . . . it’s just around the corner!