21 Popular Toys and Games for Kids This Year

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With the holidays right around the corner, it’s time to start purchasing the gifts you are planning to get your kids for Christmas. Here are 21 popular and best selling toys and games this year that the kids will love. I’ve included which store I found to have the best price, but each store can change its price at any time. If you find a better deal than the one listed, please let me know and I’ll update it so everyone can get that same great deal.

To save even more money on your purchases, shop online using a cash back site such as TopCashBack or Ebates. I’ve used both of these cash back sites and like them. Plus, if you sign up with either TopCashBack or Ebates, you’ll receive $10!

Which of these toys and games does your children want this year?

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Hatchimals Hatching Egg Interactive Creaure is the hottest toy this year! There are different Hatchimals eggs you can buy and they are all interactive. Your kids can care for them and then the egg hatches with a surprise animal inside. This toy will be a hard one to get this Christmas and is selling for a few hundred dollars on Amazon right now. Toys R Us had the Hatchimals for $49.99, but they are out of stock. The best way to find out when Hatchimals are in stock in any store is to use NowInStock.net and have them send an alert to your computer so you can grab it within minutes. The Walmart Black Friday ad has Hatchimals for $48.88, but you will have to be quick to grab one on Black Friday.

 

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The New Pokemon Z-Ring Interactive Set is compatible with the latest video game titles in the Pokemon series for Nintendo 3DS Family Systems. Z-CRYSTALS are used in the Z-RING to react simultaneously to the devastating Z-MOVES in the video game with sounds, lights and vibrations. Amazon has the Pokemon Z-Ring Interactive Set for $29.84.

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Since Pokemon is very popular right now, kids would love anything Pokemon like this Pokemon Plush for $7.99 on Amazon, or head over here to see more Pokemon toys.
amazon-my-first-flyerLittle Tikes My First Flyer – This easy-to-fly remote control helicopter toy is perfect for young children who want to start flying aerial devices. It has a simple one-touch remote, protective propeller rings and auto-hover technology. Walmart has Little Tikes My First Flyer for $27.99.

 

 

amazon-little-live-pets-2Little Live Pets ‘Snuggles My Dream Puppy’ Playset is an interactive dog for kids that moves and feels like a real puppy. Kids can feed the dog with a bottle until it falls asleep in their arms. Amazon has the Little Live Pets ‘Snuggles My Dream Puppy’ Playset for $49.88.

 

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Speak Out Game – This is a hot game this year! Players try to say different phrases while wearing a game mouthpiece until someone guesses it. Everyone will be laughing out loud. Amazon has the Speak Out Game for $21.99.

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Universal Studios Hollywood Raising Prices Oct. 12th

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Universal Studios Hollywood is raising ticket prices Wednesday, October 12, 2016. If you or someone you know is planning a trip this year to Universal Studios Hollywood, you’ll want to book the tickets with Get Away Today by next Tuesday, October 11, 2016 to save the most money, which is up to $23 per ticket.

At Universal Studios Hollywood, you can explore the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, go to the all-new AMC’s The Walking Dead attraction, head to the recently refurbished Jurassic Park – The Ride, plus so much more.

If you want to do a vacation package to Southern California, use the promo code SCBC on Get Away Today and you’ll get $10 off a 2-night or longer Southern California vacation package including tickets and hotel stay. Every small amount of money saved helps out!

 

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Amazon: Little Tikes Trampoline, Huggies, Wifi Crock Pot & More

Here are some deals that are on Amazon this week:

 

amazon-little-tikes-trampolineIf you are an Amazon Prime member, Amazon.com has Little Tikes 3′ Trampoline for $29.99 (regularly $79.99). This kids’ trampoline features an easy-to-grip padded handlebar for extra stability and has a 1-year limited warranty. If you aren’t an Amazon Prime member, you can sign up to receive a FREE 30-day trial here.

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Purchase a 32-count package of Frosted Brown Sugar Cinnamon Pop-Tarts for just $5.78 shipped when you clip the 25% off coupon below the price and choose Subscribe & Save on the right side.

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This would be so cool to own! You can purchase a Crock-Pot 6-Quart Wifi for $98.54 shipped (regularly $149.99). With this crock pot, you can adjust the cook time, temperature, shift to warm or even turn it off using the free WeMo App on your mobile device or directly on the unit. This would be great to have when you’re running errands and not at home.

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Purchase a 12-Pack of Purefly Silicone Baking Cups for only $3.99 (regularly $12.99) when you enter promo code B4P6IDY6 at checkout.

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And here are deals on Huggies Diapers and Wipes:

Huggies Little Snugglers Baby Diapers, Size Newborn, 88 Count only $22.69 shipped after you clip the $1 off coupon below the price and choose Subscribe & Save. And if you sign up to be an Amazon Family Member (it’s free to sign up with Prime Membership), you’ll save another 20% when you choose Subscribe & Save.

Huggies Little Movers Diapers, Size 3, 174 Count (One Month Supply) only $35.72 shipped after you clip the $1 off coupon below the price and choose Subscribe & Save. And if you sign up to be an Amazon Family Member (it’s free to sign up with Prime Membership), you’ll save another 20% when you choose Subscribe & Save.

Huggies Natural Care Baby Wipes, Refill, Unscented, Hypoallergenic, Aloe and Vitamin E, 552 Count only $11.32 shipped after you clip the $1 off coupon below the price and choose Subscribe & Save. And if you sign up to be an Amazon Family Member (it’s free to sign up with Prime Membership), you’ll save another 20% when you choose Subscribe & Save.

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October is Kids Free Month in San Diego

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If you are planning a family vacation, October is the perfect month to take a trip to San Diego, because the best San Diego attractions are offering free admission for kids the entire month of October, which include Sea World San Diego, San Diego Zoo, San Diego Zoo Safari Park and LEGOLAND. And if you book a 2-night or longer Southern California vacation package with Get Away Today, including tickets and hotel stay, you can get an extra $10 off when you use the promo code SCBC.

Get Away Today Layaway Lock In

Get Away Today has a layaway plan that’s only $125 down. If you can’t pay for your whole trip upfront, you can book your trip and make payments each month until three weeks before you trip, when it needs to be paid in full. You can book online Get Away Today.com or call Get Away Today directly at 1-855-GET-AWAY. Be sure to use the promo code SCBC.

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Gymboree Up to 80% Off & The Children’s Place 50-70% Off Clearance

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For a limited time during the Labor Day weekend, Gymboree is offering up to 80% off its entire store.

 

And through September 5, 2016, The Children’s Place has all of its clearance 50-70% off + Free Shipping. They are also doing a get $20 for every $20 you spend online and in the store at The Children’s Place. No codes needed.

 

 

Crazy 8 Sale On Now!

Also, Crazy8 has its entire store $12.99 & under plus free shipping when you use the code FREEWKND at Crazy8.

This is a great time to pick up great deals on clothes for your kids for back to school.

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Amazon Deals: Laser Light Show, Peeler, Scooter & More

Check out this week’s deals on Amazon.com:

 

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If you want to try something different for Christmas this year rather than traditional Christmas lights, get this 1byone Outdoor Laser Light Show Projector for only $45.99 (regularly $89.99).

 

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Philonext Fruit & Vegetable Peeler Set with Citrus Peelers only $9.99 (regularly $25.99) when you enter promo code OO2VBL49 at checkout.

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6-count package of Fiber One 90 Calorie Soft-Baked Bars Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars for just $2.09 shipped when you clip the 25% off coupon by the price and choose Subscribe & Save.

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Little Tikes Learn & Turn Scooter for just $19.98 (regularly $29.99). This scooter is suitable for ages 2-4 years and features a low to the ground deck with 2 front wheels and 1 back wheel for easier balance.

 

amazon - flashlightThis #1 best seller PeleusTech Water Resistant LED Flashlight is only $7.99 (regularly $20.99) when you enter promo code MZLZC796 at checkout. This would be perfect for your emergency car kit or 72-hour kit.

 

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Under Armour Big Wordmark Tote + Zippered Pouch for just $14.99 (regularly $29.99).

 

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Wisk Deep Clean PowerBlasts Laundry Detergent – 24 Count Packs for just $3.83 shipped when you clip the 30% off coupon and choose Subscribe & Save.

 

Note: If you have 5 or more Amazon subscriptions arriving in a month, you’ll save 15% off your Subscribe & Save orders instead of the regular 5%, which gives you an even better deal. Once your orders arrive, you can cancel further shipments of the products by logging in to your Amazon account and going to the “Manage Subscribe & Save.”

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Free Finding Dory Backpack and Lunch Bag Set (After Cash Back)

Dory Backpack and Lunch BagHurry! For a limited time, new TopCashBack members can receive a FREE Disney Finding Dory Backpack and Lunch Bag set from Kohl’s after cash back. If you are already a TopCashBack member and want this deal, encourage your spouse, mom or dad to sign up to grab it for you. Here’s how to get the Dory Finding set for free:

  • Head over here to TopCashBack and create an account.
  • Then head back over here and click on the pink Get Cashback button at the top.
  • You will be directed to Kohl’s.com where you can purchase a Disney Finding Dory Backpack and Lunch Bag Set priced at $14.99 (regularly $29.99).
  • Choose free in-store pickup so you don’t have to pay for shipping.
  • Within 7-21 days, the $14.99 will be credited straight to your checking or PayPal account. Or, opt to be paid in an Amazon.com Gift Card or American Express Reward Card and get a 3% bonus which means you’d get $15.43 instead of $14.99.

Fine Print: Transactions must only contain one Disney Finding Dory Backpack and Lunch Bag Set card priced at $14.99 to ensure $14.99 cashback is credited to TopCashback accounts. If another item is purchased or additional items are purchased at the same time, the cashback amount awarded will be 4% of the purchase price instead of $14.99.

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Free 6-Month Amazon Prime Membership for College Students

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If you are a college student (or forward this to a college student you know), you can receive a FREE 6-month Amazon Prime membership. With the membership you’ll receive free 2-day shipping on millions of items, unlimited streaming of movies and TV shows with Prime Video, free Kindle books to borrow, free unlimited photo storage and exclusive offers and discounts.

To qualify for the FREE 6 months of Amazon Student, you must have a valid .edu email address and you’ll need to specify your college, year and major. Head over here to get all of the details and sign up. Keep in mind that after your free 6 months are over, you will automatically continue receiving Amazon Prime benefits at a cost of only $49 a year for up to four years with automatic renewal unless you cancel.

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The Children’s Place: 50% Off Entire Site + Free Shipping

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If you are still shopping for back-to-school clothes, The Children’s Place has its entire site 50% off, plus shipping is free. The Children’s Place is also offering $10 off a $20 or more future purchase for every $20 you spend in-store and online. And to make the deal better, your $20 purchase can include clearance items!

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Apply to Become a Step2 Toy Tester (Facebook)

Step 2 Toy Tester Needed

Through August 17, 2016, head over to the Step2 Facebook Page, click on “Toy Testers” tab on the left side of the page and complete the application for a chance to test one of the following toys:

Step 2 Toy Tester Toys Final

If you are selected as a Toy Tester, you will be notified via email by Friday, August 19, 2016. You’ll need to provide your shipping address and then Step2 will ship you your selected toy (from the 8 choices above). After testing the toy for 2 weeks, you will need to complete an online review and submit a 30 second video within 14 days of receipt of the product. Upon completing the review, the toy is yours to keep!

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