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Alison Barretta


Alison is an Editor at 9to5Toys. Her hobbies include figuring out that perfect 10-step Korean skincare routine, traveling to new locales (and eating all of their food),  resisting the urge to hug every cat she sees, and learning the way of two martial arts (Tang Soo Do and Hapkido). She brings 10 years of online retail experience and a lifetime of lukewarm puns to the 9to5Toys team. Alison is based out of Philadelphia, home of the Super Bowl LII Champion Eagles. Send her tips / wholesome memes at alison@9to5mac.com.


FaceTory’s BOGO Mask Sale will let you score 10 sheetmasks for only $9 shipped

At FaceTory, buy three sheetmasks and get seven more masks FREE. Just add 10 eligible items and use code 3FOR7 at checkout. The least expensive mask in this sale is $2, which means you can wind up with 10 masks for $6 plus $3 flat-rate shipping. (Free shipping applies on orders over $25.) A wide range of renowned Korean beauty brands are represented, including Faith in Face, 23 Years Old, and (one of my personal favorites) Leaders. This is a great way to stock up on sheetmasks for yourself or your beauty-loving friends. (By the way, sheetmasks make great gifts!) Head below for the top picks among the eligible masks.

Amazon’s Boogie Board Black Friday bargain is back at $16 shipped

Amazon offers the Boogie Board 8.5-inch LCD Writing Tablet in select colors for $15.99 shipped. This matches the all-time low at Amazon, which we last saw during Black Friday weekend. It had been around $22 before dropping back down to today’s price. Perfect for kids who want a next-level drawing pad or grown ups who need an efficient way to jot notes. It’s only 8 ounces and one-eighth of an inch thick, making it super portable. If you need a stocking stuffer or budget-friendly White Elephant gift, you can’t go wrong here. Rated 4.1/5 stars.

expiredLots of tea in Amazon’s Gold Box, including a Retro Style Kettle at $40 shipped (Reg. $80), more

Today only, as part of its 12 Days of Deals, Amazon offers the Russell Hobbs Retro Style 1.7L Electric Kettle in Black or Red for $39.99 shipped. Originally $80, it had been selling for $60 the last several weeks before dropping to today’s all-time Amazon low. If you heat your water in the microwave, stop. Pick up this nifty kettle instead. Its front-facing water temperature gauge will help you brew an optimal cup of tea. There’s also a drip-free spout, so all of water ends up in your mug. Rated 4.1/5 stars. Head after the jump for even more tea-rific deals.

December 10

December is a hectic month. Amidst all of the cookie-baking, gift-wrapping, and obligatory party-attending, it’s easy to forget to look out for number one. This year, give the gift of self-care by procuring an at-home spa kit full of products that’ll leave your recipient glowing for the new year. Best of all, this is something you can easily do on a budget. Head after the jump to see my selection of favorite beauty gifts for less than $20.

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Amazon’s Black Friday book discount is back with $5 off orders of $20 or more

If you missed Amazon’s Black Friday book coupon, good news — it’s back. From now until December 21st, use promo code GIFTBOOK18 to receive $5 off book orders of $20 or more. Free shipping applies on all purchases. If you’re one to gift reading material for Christmas, this is the perfect way for you to cross names off your shopping list at a discount. Save on already-reduced best-sellers and hot new releases. Head after the jump for some of our eligible top picks as well as terms and conditions.

expiredBring home a Mr. Potato Head of your own for only $6 shipped (Reg. $15)

Amazon offers the Playskool Mr. Potato Head for $5.88 shipped. It had been selling for closer to $15 until today’s price drop. Meanwhile, it costs about $14 if you want to have it shipped to a JCPenney store. This slimmed-down version of everyone’s favorite toy spud now has legs. It comes with 11 accessories you can mix-and-match, even with other Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head dolls you may own. Rated 4.4/5 stars.

expiredThis KidKraft 2-in-1 Activity Table plays nice with LEGO: $49 (Reg. up to $75)

Amazon offers the KidKraft 2-in-1 Activity Table with Board for $49.29 shipped. It’s around $55 after discount at Target, while Walmart sells it for $75. Today’s price is the best it’s been at Amazon since March. It measures 25 x 23 x 16-inches, which means multiple children can comfortably play at once. Added storage under the play board will result in less of a mess in your child’s bedroom or playroom. Rated 3.8/5 stars.

expiredAmazon has the Dyson Hot + Cool Air Purifier at a new low: $359 (Reg. $480, today only)

Today only, as part of its 12 Days of Deals, Amazon offers the Dyson HP02 Pure Hot + Cool Link Wi-Fi Air Purifier for $359 shipped. We saw it two weeks ago with an additional filter from Dyson for $400. Today, stores like Best Buy are charging $479. We haven’t seen this model go for less at Amazon or anywhere else. The HP02 is compatible with Amazon Alexa, so if you want your space to be warmer or cooler, all you’ll have to do is ask. You can also monitor the quality of the air in your home on your smartphone via the companion Dyson Link app. Rated 3.9/5 stars.

December 8

expiredAttention all Jedi: Star Wars toys are up to 50% off at Best Buy with prices from $5

Today only, as part of its 20 Days of Doorbusters, Best Buy takes up to 50% off a selection of Star Wars toys. Prices start at $4.99 and free shipping applies across the board. The Star Wars Darth Vader Boombox & Walkie-Talkie Kit is $9.99. We saw it last week for $3 more, and today’s deal is the best we’ve ever seen for this combo. Meanwhile, Amazon has the boombox alone for around $20. The boombox lets you talk and sing like Darth Vader, which would be a great opportunity to start up one of the best karaoke nights in town. Use the walkie talkies for when you want to give your smartphone a break (within a reasonable distance). Rated 4.4/5 stars. Shop the rest of the sale here, and head after the jump for more Star Wars deals from this week.

expiredSave plenty of green on eco-friendly Green Toys, from $4 shipped today only

Today only, as part of its 12 Days of Deals, Amazon takes up to 40% off a selection of Green Toys. Prices start at $4 and free shipping applies across the board. We’re seeing several all-time lows in today’s sale. That includes the Green Toys Fire Truck for $9.49. It’s $18 at Target, which is what it had been going for at Amazon until today’s drop. Like all Green Toys, this truck is made in the USA from recycled materials (in this case, milk jugs). It’s not only safe for your child to play with, it’s also good for the environment. Rated 4.7/5 stars. Head below for more top picks from this sale.

expiredIt’s baby gear galore in today’s Amazon Gold Box, with blankets, carriers, more from $17.50

Today only, as one of its 12 Days of Deals, various third-party Amazon merchants take up to 70% off baby gear, blankets, swaddles, carriers, and play mats. Free shipping applies across the board and prices start at $17.50. Notable is the aden + anais Silky Soft Oversized Muslin Blanket for $104.97. Reguarly $150, today’s price is an Amazon all-time low. This wearable blanket has a zippered bottom for added convenience come changing time. Sold by aden + anais (96% positive lifetime), it’s rated 4/5 stars. Shop the rest of the sale here.

December 7

expiredThe FOREO LUNA mini 2 will give you clearer skin in 2 minutes a day: $104 (Reg. $140)

Amazon offers the FOREO LUNA mini 2 Facial Cleansing Brush in several colors for $104.25 shipped. Same at Dermstore. It’s around $120 at Macy’s after a coupon code, while most other retailers are charging the $139 list price. Today’s deal at Amazon is matching Black Friday week pricing. You may have seen your favorite beauty bloggers excitedly use one of these devices. What makes the LUNA mini 2 so special? FOREO claims that it can remove 99.5% of blemish-causing impurities. Just use it for a minute, twice a day, for clearer and healthier skin. Best of all, it’s suitable for every skin type. Rated 4.3/5 stars.

Shutterfly takes 25% off sitewide, including custom holiday cards you can design as you please

Shutterfly takes 25% off sitewide with code 25OFF2018. While you can use it on just about any gift you want to customize, we recommend stacking it with the current holiday cards promotion, which already features discounts of up to 50% off. While the holiday cards promotion ends December 12, you can save 25% off through the end of the month. Best of all, you can combine coupon SHIPCARDS for free economy shipping on card orders, an additional savings of at least $10. Whether you want flat or folded, gold foil or glitter, Shutterfly’s got you covered. Design a card that your friends and family won’t forget, or at the very least, won’t take off of their freezer door for the next several years. Terms and conditions are below.

expiredThese leather wallets & handbags would make great gifts from $9 shipped, today only

Today only, as part of its 12 Days of Deals, ESTALON (99% positive lifetime) via Amazon takes 30% off leather wallets and handbags. Free shipping applies across the board. We like this Front Pocket Slim Wallet in Black Trifold for $9.79. Regularly $15, today’s price is an Amazon all-time low. Keep cards and cash in order while also blocking out those RFID frequencies to protect personal info. A gift box is included, which is perfect for this time of year if you know someone on your list who could desperately use a new wallet. Rated 4.4/5 stars. Head below for more deals and details.

December 6

expiredIt’s time to upgrade your office throne with this ergonomic AmazonBasics chair: $46.50 (Reg. $60)

Update @ 8 AM on 12/7: This item has dropped slightly in price overnight.

Amazon offers its AmazonBasics Mid-Back Black Mesh Chair for $46.60 shipped. Regularly over $60 for much of this year, today’s price is the best we’ve tracked since it hit below $40 in October 2017. If your desk chair has seen better days, make today the day you treat yourself to something that won’t creak or make your back hurt. This model has pneumatic adjustment, a padded seat, and support for up to 225 pounds. Based on over 3,000 reviews, it’s rated 4.1/5 stars.

Time to revamp your New Year’s Reading List: Barnes & Noble takes 50% off select titles

Barnes & Noble takes 50% off select books. Prices are as marked. Orders over $25 receive free shipping, or choose store pickup where available. If you’re anything like me, you’re starting to work on your book list for the upcoming year. (Hopefully, you’re not like me and actually follow through on reading everything.) Take advantage of today’s sale to pick up the titles you desire at a discount. Good news if your list includes Justin Timberlake’s All the Things I Can’t See in Front of Me  — you can buy it in hardcover for $20 (Reg. $40). It’s the same price at Amazon, but the B&N special edition includes 16 pages of exclusive never before seen photographs. Get to know one of the most famous entertainers of our time on a deeper level. This recent release is rated 4.1/5 stars.

expiredRest easy with Tempur-Pedic mattress toppers & sleep accessories from $20, today only

Today only, as part of its 12 Days of Deals, Amazon takes up to 48% off Tempur-Pedic toppers, pillows, and accessories, with prices from $20. Free shipping applies across the board. If you want a memory foam mattress but aren’t keen to shell out the big bucks to buy one, this TEMPUR Supreme 3-Inch Queen Foam Mattress Topper for $221 is a good compromise. Regularly $399, today’s deal is an Amazon all-time low. This topper features the same pressure-relieving material found in Tempur-Pedic mattresses — which, by the way, cost thousands. It also includes a 25-year warranty. How’s that for peace of mind? Rated 4/5 stars. More details and deals below.

expiredToday’s Amazon Gold Box features a 3D Disney Castle Puzzle for $23 (Reg. $50+), more from $4

Today only, as part of its 12 Days of Deals, Amazon takes up to 30% off puzzles for the family. Prices start at $4, and all items ship free. There are puzzles for every skill level available in this sale. If you have the time, space, and patience, pick up the Ravensburger Disney Castle 216-Piece 3D Jigsaw Puzzle for $23.39. You’d pay over $50 at stores such as Walmart. Today’s price is the lowest we’ve ever tracked at Amazon. Kids and adults (from ages 12 to 99, per the box) will enjoy putting together this 3D castle, which depicts over 100 Disney characters. While it may seem intimidating, step-by-step instructions are included, and the puzzle pieces themselves are numbered with arrows. Rated 4.3/5 stars. Head below for more of our favorites from this sale.

December 5

expiredCelebrate 100 years of Lincoln Logs with this Limited Edition Tin: $25 (Reg. $40+)

Amazon offers the Lincoln Logs 100th Anniversary Tin for $24.99 shipped. Same at Walmart. You’d be paying at least $40 at Kohl’s and Target. Today’s price is among the lowest we’ve ever tracked at Amazon. Not to be a pedant, but we’re already approaching Lincoln Logs’ 103rd anniversary, as this toy was introduced to the world in 1916 by John Lloyd Wright. (You may have heard of his father, Frank? He was kinda famous.) Anyway, here’s to another 100-plus years of Lincoln Logs keeping kids and kids-at-heart entertained for hours. Rated 4.4/5 stars.

expiredNurture your kid’s talents with the Alex Art Draw Like a Pro Kit: $12 shipped (Reg. $20+)

Amazon offers the Alex Art Draw Like A Pro Kit for $11.87 shipped when you clip the on-page coupon. Same at Walmart if you choose to pick it up. It had been hovering around $20 until dropping to today’s Amazon all-time low. Meanwhile, you’d be paying well over $35 at Overstock. Let your child’s imagination run free with this kit, which includes a projector, 124 slides, 6 markers, 10 sheets of paper, and a flip book. Who knows? Maybe this will inspire your kid to become the next [insert name of your favorite cartoonist here]. Rated 4.2/5 stars.

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