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The Best Black Friday Weekend Deals For Babies & Kids 2015

Best Black Friday Weekend Deals for Babies & Kids 2015 | TotScoop

NOW UPDATED FOR CYBER MONDAY!

We’ve done all the work combing through all the deals for you!  Behold the best Black Friday weekend deals for Babies & Kids 2015. This post will be updated throughout the weekend and on Cyber Monday as well.  Enjoy and happy shopping!

Did we miss any great deals?  Let us know in the comments! 🙂


General baby & kids:

  • Target: Black Friday: Lots of deals, plus 20% off a future Target run when you spend $75 today online or in store.   NEW (11/30): 15% off everything at Target.com!   See all baby deals and baby & kids clothing deals
  • Giggle: 20% off UPPAbaby, Maxi-Cosi, 4Moms, and select high chairs; 30% off Maclaren umbrella strollers.  Use code BLACKFRIDAY (through 11/30).  NEW (11/30): Extra $20 off $100+, $50 off $200+, free shipping over $75 with code HOLIDAY15 (select brand exclusions apply)
  • Honest.com: Black Friday: 50% off your first Bundle subscription with code BUNDLEFUN50 (until 3pm ET) NEW (11/30): 40% off your first Bundle subscription (e.g. diapers & wipes, or personal care & cleaning) with code MONDAYFUN40 (expires 11/30 at noon)
  • Amazon: See all Black Friday deals and Baby deals, including up to 40% off strollers & car seats, 30% off feeding essentials, and more. NEW (11/30): Here are Cyber Monday deals and all current Baby deals, including 20% off 4Moms, 30% off AVENT, and 20% off Safety 1st car seats
  • Diapers.com: 35% off Patagonia; 30% off Baby Bjorn, Diono, Evenflo, Baby Trend, Combi, Hape, Haba, Green Toys, Plan Toys, Manhattan Toy, Tegu, Estella, Sigikid, Baby Einstein, Bright Starts, Play-Doh, Radio Flyer, Little Tikes, FIsher-Price, Melissa & Doug, KidKraft, VTech, Huggies, Seventh Generation; 25% off Chicco, select BOB; 20% off Skip Hop, Quinny, Maxi-Cosi, Micro scooters; 10% off Tula; and more.  See site for various codes
  • BabiesRUs: 50% off all clothing; up to 30% off selected brands including Graco, Britax, Fisher-Price; 15% off nursery furniture purchases of $300+ with code SAVINGS15; and free shipping on $19+
  • SkipHop.com: 20-50% off site-wide, plus free wet/dry bag gift with purchase when you spend $80+ (while supplies last)
  • Gilt.com: 40% off your purchase with code BLACKOUT40 GOLD40; free shipping with code FREESHIP
  • Zulily.com: Various deals up to 80% off.  Current sales include Disney Princess, Fisher-Price, Halo, Ju-Ju-Be, Crayola, and more
  • Aden & Anais: 40% off select styles
  • NEW (11/30): Earth Mama Angel Baby: 50% off all individual products (excludes bundles & gift sets; no code needed)

Toys:

  • Yoyo.com: 35% off Patagonia; 30% off Hape, Haba, Plan Toys, Tegu, Melissa & Doug, KidKraft, Fisher-Price; 20% off Micro scooters; and more (see Diapers.com deals above)
  • ToysRUs/BabiesRUs: Various deals plus free shipping on $19+
  • Tegu: 20% off $100, 30% off $200 with code BLOCKFRIDAY or CYBERTEGU, plus free shipping on $100+ (through 11/30)
  • Apple Park (organic plush toys): 20% off using code BF20 (through 11/27) CM20 (through 11/30)
  • Sigikid (German plush toys): 30% off and free shipping with code SNIFF30 (through 11/30)
  • Bella Luna Toys (natural & wooden toys): 10% off with code JOY10
  • The Wooden Wagon (wooden toys): 10% off on $100+ (use code THNX10), 15% off on $299+ (use code THNX15)

Clothing & shoes:

  • Gap: Black Friday: 50% off everything online & in stores (use code BLKFRIDAY; through 11/28) NEW (11/30): 40% off online & in stores with code BESTCYBER (through 11/30)
  • Old Navy: Black Friday: 40-60% off everything online; 50% off everything in store (through 11/27) NEW (11/30): 40% off online & in stores with code BESTCYBER (through 11/30)
  • Boden USA: 30% off everything, plus free shipping & returns over $49 (through 11/30)
  • Hanna Andersson: Black Friday: $20 organic long johns and baby sleepers and extra 15% off (25% off in stores) everything else (no code needed) Cyber Monday: 20% off everything plus free shipping (no code needed)
  • Tea Collection: Black Friday: Selected styles for $12/15/17 (through 11/28)  Cyber Monday: 30% off plus free shipping with code SHOPNOW
  • The Children’s Place: 50-75% off everything, plus free shipping with no minimum (no code needed)
  • Gymboree: 50% off, plus free shipping with no minimum (no code needed)
  • Zutano.com: 25% off everything with code THANKS25 (through 11/30)
  • Pediped.com: Buy 1 get one 50% off with code BG50OFF
  • SeeKaiRun.com: 40% off selected seasonal styles, 20% off selected “timeless classics” styles, plus free shipping on $40+ (through 11/30)
  • StrideRite.com: Black Friday: 40% off everything online and in stores with code TGBF40, plus free shipping on $75+ (through 11/27) NEW (11/30): Select styles $14.95 plus free shipping (through 11/30)

Furniture / home:

  • Pottery Barn Kids: 20% off in store and online and free shipping with code GREATGIFTS (good for one-time use through 11/30; select exclusions apply); plus up to 30% off Anywhere Chairs and beanbags (11/27 only)  NEW (11/30): Extra 20% off your order plus free shipping with code EXTRAGIFT (throuhg 11/30)
  • The Land of Nod: 20% off and free shipping (selected exclusions apply; through 11/30)
  • SerenaandLily.com: 15% off $100, 20% off $200, 25% off $500+ with code CELEBRATE (through 11/29) NEW (11/30): 25% off everything with code BESTMONDAY (through 11/30)

Cloth diapers:

  • Grovia.com: 20% off almost everything (through 11/30)
  • ThanksMama.com: Black Friday: 10% off your purchase with code BF2015 (selected exclusions apply; through 11/27) NEW (11/30): 15% off with code CYBER2015
  • Sloomb.com: 15% off in-stock items (excluding new November releases)

Subscriptions:

  • Kiwi Crate: 60% off 1st month; 50% off entire Shop including sale items (no code needed)

Best Advent Calendars 2015

Can you believe it’s that time of year again??  Here are our picks for the best kid-friendly advent calendars of 2015.

bellazahn modern quilted advent calendars

bellazahn santa over town

These gorgeous modern advent calendars from bellazahn on Etsy are nothing short of quilted masterpieces.  A variety of scenes are available (our favorites include a classic Christmas tree, Santa flying over a village, and Christmas stockings), and all feature pockets for treats.  They’re on the pricey side ($50-60), but you’ll be able to enjoy them for years.  Note that these ship from New Zealand.

GoldTinselShop muslin bags

GoldTinselShop muslin bags

These festive muslin bags ($45) from GoldTinselShop on Etsy are decorated with colorful holiday-themed prints and are perfect for holding little treats.  Order by 11/23 for 12/1 delivery.

vintagemodernmix advent boxes

vintagemodernmix advent boxes

These versatile little (2″x2″) advent boxes ($29) are decorated with vintage-inspired prints and can be stacked into a pyramid, lined up on your mantel, or adhered to a backing for a more traditional-style advent calendar.  Cuteness!

TheButtercupHouse magnetic tins

TheButtercupHouse tins

These little (2.5in. diameter) advent tins ($45) from TheButtercupHouse on Etsy feature cute modern Christmas images and are perfectly sized for tiny treats.  They’re also magnetic, so will provide hours of fun refrigerator play as well.

LEGO advent calendars

LEGO Star Wars advent calendar 2015

If you’ve got a little LEGO fan in your life — accept no substitute for one of the 2015 LEGO advent calendars.  There are three flavors this year: City (item #60099, $30), Friends ($30), and Star Wars (item #75097; $40).  All three have already sold out at LEGO.com ($29-39), but you can still get them (albeit usually at a premium) on Amazon (City is selling for $46 at time of writing; Star Wars is going for $61; and Friends is blissfully still available at retail price).

Pottery Barn Kids Telluride Advent Calendar

PBK Telluride Advent Calendar

PBK is also offering a nice version of the classic Christmas tree advent calendar ($69, sale $55) this year.

Eric Carle’s Dream Snow Pop-Up Advent Calendar

Eric Carle's Dream Snow Pop-Up Advent Calendar

If you don’t relish the concept of having to fill up 25 tiny treat pockets, perhaps the Eric Carle advent calendar ($10 at Amazon) is more your speed.  This marvel of paper engineering features a central tree and Santa figure (from Eric Carle’s book Dream Snow) and flaps that lift up to reveal a new decoration to add to the scene each day.

Starbucks Advent Calendar 2015

Starbucks advent calendar 2015

We also can’t help but mention the Starbucks Advent Calendar ($45, sale price $31).  This year’s incarnation features reusable tin globe-shaped ornaments that come pre-filled with chocolate and peppermint bark.  This mom couldn’t resist buying it this morning on a coffee run, and it’s actually pretty nice.  I’m thinking of turning our full-size tree into a life size advent calendar tree using these ornaments this year.   The package also includes a $5 Starbucks gift card.  The Starbucks calendar is available online as well as at local stores.


Find another advent calendar that you absolutely love?  Please share in the comments!

Happy countdown to the holidays, everyone!

Newborn diaper giveaway!

Newborn diaper giveaway prizes

Have a newborn, or expecting a new baby soon? We’re doing a newborn diaper giveaway! We have two bundles of itsy bitsy disposable diapers (leftover from recent “testing” with our newest addition :)) up for grabs!

The prizes

BUNDLE #1: NEWBORN SIZE (shown on the lefthand side of the photo): Total of 62 diapers spanning 5 different brands (28 Naty by Nature Babycare, 17 Bambo Nature, 13 Pampers, 2 Earth’s Best, 2 Honest Co.)! The perfect way to figure out which brand works best for your family before buying in bulk!

BUNDLE #2: STILL PRETTY DARN ITSY BITSY BUNDLE (the 4 packages shown at right in the photo): Total of 109 size 2 (7-13 lbs.) diapers, all Bambo brand. (Bambo is our top pick for premium, non-toxic, eco-friendly disposable diapers — see link to our top picks guide below!)

Here’s how to enter:

1) LIKE the contest post on our Facebook page (this is how we will collect your entry)

2) COMMENT on the same Facebook post with which diaper bundle you want to enter to win (#1 or #2)!  Optional: Include a fun comment related to diapering, e.g. describe your baby’s worst blowout ever!

That’s it!  Entries will be accepted from the publication of the FB post to Monday, 11/16 at 11:59:59pm PT.  We’ll tag the winners (one for each bundle) in a follow-up comment to the same post on Tuesday, 11/17.  Full contest rules appear below.

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Contest rules & details

i) ELIGIBILITY: Open to US residents ages 18 and older. Each individual can enter once.

ii) CONTEST PERIOD: Entries can be submitted from the time the contest post on Facebook is published through end of day Monday, 11/16 (11:59:59pm PT). The winners will be announced on Tuesday, 11/17 by being tagged in a comment on this post.

iii) WINNER SELECTION & NOTIFICATION: The two winners will be randomly selected from each pool of entrants. Once their entries have been validated (to ensure that all three qualifications above have been met), they will be notified via Facebook tag in a comment on this post. Winners must claim their prize via PM within 48 hours. If a prize is not claimed, another winner will be selected.

iv) CONTEST ADMINISTRATION: This contest is being run by TotScoop. This contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed, or administered by, or associated with, Facebook.

v) PRIZE DETAILS:

Bundle #1 includes:
– 1 unopened pack Naty by Nature Babycare size NB (birth – 11 lbs.; 26 count), plus 2 extras
– 17 Bambo Nature size NB diapers (4-9 lbs.) in opened package
– 13 Pampers Swaddlers size NB (birth to 10 lbs.) in opened package
– 2 Earth’s Best size NB (birth to 10 lbs.)
– 2 Honest Company size NB (birth to 10 lbs.)

Bundle #2 includes:
– 3 unopened packs of Bambo Nature size 2 (7-13 lbs.; 30 count each) diapers, plus 19 extras in opened package

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