holiday prep + $250 giveaway!

This post is sponsored by RetailMeNot. Be sure to enter the amazing $250 giveaway at the end of this post!

The holiday season is filled with so many of my favorite things:

baking all of the sweet treats, 

Me baking

(and enjoying them with the little ones who inherited my sweet tooth)

Seahorse princesses

decorating for the season,

decorating the tree

Tom and P decorating the tree

the girls decorating the tree

(I read a meme that said if you leave a toddler alone with a Christmas tree it quickly becomes just a regular tree. It made me laugh pretty hard because #truth. I don’t even know how many ornaments have been broken at this point, but it’s at least five.)

We enjoy so many family memories together,

simple packages entertain the girls for hours,

and I have a valid reason to participate in my very favorite sport: online shopping. 

online shopping

We still have quite a bit that we’d like to do over the next month, but thankfully, our gifts are done. I was able to score some awesome deals online, and I ordered pretty much everything on Black Friday and Cyber Monday. We checked off the presents we were buying for others, plus some necessary items for the house.


(Now I just need to wrap everything.)

My #1 tool for getting the best prices online: RetailMeNot.

I’ve been using RetailMeNot for YEARS, which is why I was so pumped when they asked to partner with me for this post. Whenever I buy anything online (anything!), I go to RetailMeNot first to see if they have a coupon code or deal. Thanks to them, we’ve saved hundreds of dollars over the past five years or so.

Here’s a little bit about RetailMeNot:

-You can use the service through their site or free app. Just search for the retailer you’re looking for, like Macy’s, Nordstrom, Land of Nod, World Market and Kohl’s, and watch the discount codes pop up. They now have cash back offers, which you can combine with coupon codes for even more savings.

Recently, I used RetailMeNot to buy all of the bedding for P’s room, since she’s sleeping in her big girl bed. I got 25% off + free shipping at Land of Nod, and $10 off at Target + free shipping.

-It’s a huge timesaver. You don’t have to lurk various sites or retailers to find a discount code; all of the active codes are visible on RetailMeNot. 

-Even if you’re not shopping online, you can set the app to alert you of deals close to your location that you can use at checkout. 

online shopping with RetailMeNot

Now it’s time for the best part of this post: giveaway!!

RetailMeNot is offering $250 VISA gift card to a very lucky winner! To enter the giveaway, click here to sign up for RetailMeNot, browse their website and comment back on this post with the deal you’re excited to use for holiday shopping this year!

Ready, set, go.



Thank you so much to RetailMeNot for sponsoring this post. 

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  1. Sharon on December 15, 2017 at 2:50 pm

    We need new tires, so I like the Pep Boys Buy 3 Select Tires, Get the 4th Free Instantly deal!

  2. ErikaMC on December 15, 2017 at 3:51 pm

    I have signed up for Retail Me Not but haven’t used it yet – I will! I’m ready to use the Old Navy discount!

  3. Janet Griffin on December 15, 2017 at 4:17 pm

    I saw a 20% off Best Buy code which is great because my brother is asking me for new headphones!

  4. Claire on December 15, 2017 at 5:27 pm

    Cash back at Amazon for the win!

  5. Ali on December 15, 2017 at 9:16 pm

    Love the 25% off at Kohls!

  6. Emily on December 15, 2017 at 9:35 pm

    I love the Amazon deal!

  7. Theresa on December 15, 2017 at 9:58 pm

    I love anything from Harry and David- such great gifts!

  8. karen on December 15, 2017 at 10:17 pm

    Target to stock up on home supplies

  9. alana on December 15, 2017 at 10:20 pm

    Toys R Us has a great Legos deal!

  10. Cate on December 15, 2017 at 10:22 pm

    $15 cash back at GAP in addition to the percentage off!

  11. Bianca T on December 15, 2017 at 11:21 pm

    CVS Save $20 Off $40+

  12. Elena on December 15, 2017 at 11:28 pm

    I like the $20 off $40+ at CVS deal

  13. Shannon on December 15, 2017 at 11:51 pm

    The 20% off offer from Bare Minerals is my favorite!

  14. Kristin G on December 16, 2017 at 9:09 am

    I’m going to use the Express discount!

  15. Jessa on December 16, 2017 at 9:17 am

    $10 cash back from Amazon! I don’t have to leave my house AND I still get a great deal.

  16. Sarah Abbott on December 16, 2017 at 9:41 am

    The Dicks 25% off for new Soccer equipment for my son!

  17. Sarah Abbott on December 16, 2017 at 9:42 am

    Dicks 25% off for a new soccer ball and socks for my son!

  18. judith on December 16, 2017 at 11:12 am

    the caviar delivery!

  19. Laura W on December 16, 2017 at 11:27 am

    id like to use 20% off at the honest company!

  20. Kiersten on December 16, 2017 at 12:36 pm

    30% off at CVS to stock up on winter necessities!

  21. Cindy on December 16, 2017 at 1:20 pm

    Amazon, Target , I love all the discounts!

  22. Mary on December 16, 2017 at 4:06 pm

    $10 cash back from Macy’s when you spend $50! I pretty much only shop online so I’ll take that $10 back, thank you!

  23. Melanie on December 16, 2017 at 7:37 pm

    The 20% off code for the Honest Co sounds right up my alley 🙂

  24. Anna Pry on December 16, 2017 at 7:40 pm

    I have been a member for a while, I would use the CVS $20 off $40

  25. JAne on December 16, 2017 at 9:43 pm

    I’d like to use the Bed Bath and Beyond deal!!

  26. Leah on December 17, 2017 at 1:28 pm

    cash back at amazon! need to finsih my house destroyed by harvey!

  27. Jessica on December 17, 2017 at 2:07 pm

    Cash back at Amazon! woohoo!

  28. Amber on December 17, 2017 at 6:20 pm

    Um, this is amazing! So many great deals and discount codes. Really jazzed about the Sephora gift with purchase and Bath and Body Works $10 off deal! Also, your home is BEAUTIFUL!

  29. Annette on December 18, 2017 at 6:23 am

    I like the 50% off at Papa John’s.

  30. Lori S H on December 18, 2017 at 8:33 am

    I have used retail me not for years!! They have the best codes for

  31. Hayley A on December 18, 2017 at 9:27 am

    Love RetailMeNot always great deals. I used &15 off $50 at Ol Navy this weekend.

  32. Amanda McDonald on December 18, 2017 at 10:30 am

    Kate Spade! I am excited to try this out!

  33. Janice R. on December 18, 2017 at 11:53 am

    I like the Kohl’s deal of $15 off any purchase or 20% off $100+.

  34. latanya on December 18, 2017 at 1:51 pm

    13% Off Sitewide from Overstock

  35. Stephanie Stough on December 18, 2017 at 8:37 pm

    25 % off PLUS free shipping from Things Remembered They have some of the most beautiful custom keepsakes for the perfect Christmas gifts!

  36. Jamie Peterson on December 18, 2017 at 10:37 pm

    I’m most excited for Home Depot or Dick’s – I’d like to show appreciation to my hard working husband and we’ve had a tough year with a small Christmas coming up.

  37. Elle on December 19, 2017 at 9:07 am

    CVS $30 off order of $60+! Great deal!

  38. Bobbi on December 19, 2017 at 10:36 pm

    Retail me not is the first place I check! Bedbathandbeyond is a favorite!

  39. Kenia on December 21, 2017 at 4:28 pm

    Reebok is the most appealing at the moment. They are offering 30% off on shoes that I was going to purchase anyways.

  40. Pat on December 23, 2017 at 9:58 pm

    50% off any pizza at regular price at Papa John’s

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