Friday Favorites + A $250 (Visa Giftcard) GIVEAWAY!!!!

HELLO!!!  I am so glad you like Andrew’s post yesterday and if you missed it, you should check it out here!

The morning started out yesterday with Andrew giving Skye her first dance lesson to a few of the Killer’s songs.  I don’t think Skye was that into it but she participated to make him happy.

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These kids were in their pjs until about 2 pm… Christmas break!  When the two of them are together at home, they are busy doing their own thing and imagining up their own little world.

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Outfit #2 of 4 for the day for Skyeyesterday ha.  I’m telling you, laundry has gotten out of control.

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I went somewhere all by myself yesterday.  Andrew told me that I needed to get out of the house for a minute so I took his advice and grabbed some lunch.  It felt so weird to be by myself completely but it was a much needed 60 minutes.   And I saw the sun.. I almost didn’t recognize it.

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A 180 Tacos salad for lunch!   For the last few months of pregnancy I did not want to come near this place but it tasted just like it used to yesterday.  I missed the taste of this salad and their vinaigrette.

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I came home, did the kid stuff and took the best 1.5 hour nap while Skye napped.  I can honestly say I think that it was the best nap I have ever taken in my entire life.  I woke up feeling like a new person and then a friend brought over this amazing meal.  Homemade bread, salad, chicken soup (with homemade noodles) and honey for the bread from their bees.  It was amazing!

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Knox leaves tomorrow but he will be back Christmas Eve and I’m so looking forward to being all together for Christmas!

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Time for some Friday Favorites!

*The Owlet (We were provided the Owlet at no cost for my review)!  This might be the best Friday Favorite I’ve ever had.  The Owlet is seriously one of the biggest reasons I don’t feel very anxious with Skye.. that was not the case with Brooke.  When Brooke was an infant I got up to check on her a million times throughout the night because I was so nervous that something bad would happen while she was asleep.   With Skye I don’t have to worry because of the Owlet.  It tracks her heart rate and oxygen levels once the smart sock is placed on her foot and she wears it all night long.  The app on my phone shows Skye’s readings which is so reassuring to me that she is okay.  Both Andrew and I have it on our phones too so we can easily check whenever.  If something was wrong with her heart rate or oxygen levels then it let’s you know in real-time what is going on (on your phone and through the notifications on the base station)!  We love the Owlet and I can’t recommend it enough to parents with a little one.  It is so nice to not have to worry about Skye during the night!

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*Megan gave this to me for Christmas and oh my goodness, you need to try this asap!

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*Hannah sent this to me because she said it reminded her of me and it made me laugh so hard… I understand this dilemma daily!

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*Kristina sent this to me and let’s all try this out…

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*A few people sent me this picture recently and I guess it’s a good thing I’m not running right now:

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*The office is coming back?  If this is true then I might cry I’m so happy!

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*We made THESE hot chocolate cookies!  They are a yearly tradition for us and for a few of the cookies I added a bunch of Andes mint chocolates to make some mint hot chocolate cookies:)  They are even better with the Andes mint chocolate pieces in them, try it.

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*Happy two weeks of life Skye!  I’m really happy about the fact that there are some rolls developing:)

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*Costco is selling the 10 lb sweet potato bags again… they haven’t had them for a while and Andrew picked them up.  Hallelujah.

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I love hearing from you guys and all of your accomplishments so feel free to send them to [email protected] if you want to be featured!

Casey!!  “I’ve run a marathon every year (and multiple 5/10ks) since 2014.  But this past year has been insanely difficult.  I broke my foot in mile 16 of my most recent marathon, the Milwaukee Lakefront in October 2016, and somehow managed to still finish.  I was in a boot for about 6 weeks.  When I was ready to return to running, I injured my piriformis and had to start physical therapy.  When that healed, I came down with my first ever case of strep throat.  About a month after strep throat, the day before I was supposed to do my first triathlon, I was diagnosed with mono.  That took me out for about a solid 2 months, effectively killing my 2017 racing season.  All in all, I missed 3 5ks, 1 triathlon, 1 tough mudder, 2 half marathons, and 2 marathons.  Talk about disappointing.  Now in December 2017, I am FINALLY healthy and back to running!  Just the other week, my long run hit 8 miles and I couldn’t have been happier.  I actually teared up when I finished the run.  It was just a super slow 8 mile easy run, but no run has ever given me a bigger feeling of accomplishment.”  You can read her awesome blog HERE!!

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I’ve got something ridiculously exciting for you today from RetailMeNot!  RetailMeNot is our favorite app/website and we use it ALL OF THE TIME—> it is the best way to save you a ton of money shopping for any kind of brand or store!  They show you every deal and discount available all in one place to make all of your shopping easy and to give you the best deals possible.

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I am so excited because RetailMeNot is doing a second giveaway!  We want one other person to win a $250 VISA GIFT CARD!!

To enter the $250 Visa gift card, visit RetailMeNot HERE and then comment back on this post with the stores and sales your’e excited to shop at!

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403 comments

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Macys or Target!

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SO many good coupons! I like the Target, Macy’s, and Amazon, especially!

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Target all the way!

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I always check retailmenot before shopping online. They always have the deals for Kohls, Old Navy and Gap Factory!

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Macy’s or Amazon. Awesome Giveaway!!

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Victoria’s Secret $20 gift card when you spend $75. So easy to do there!

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Whenever I am shopping I stop to check Retailmenot before checking out. I love using the Hobby Lobby coupon and I will have to make a trip there for the sales on Christmas items after the holidays!

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Favorite stores? Target for pretty much everything , Costco for all the food, Amazon and Gap/Old Navy- my kids really need new clothes!

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Target!!!

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Amazon!!

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I’m always excited to shop at Target, but I love a good sale at Athleta too!

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Macy’s!

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Not store related but I would like to second the owlet recommendation. My daughter is currently 10 months old and has been wearing the owlet at night since she was born. I am a nurse and have seen SIDS cases up close and personal so this was a non-negotiable baby item for me. She recently went through her first sickness with a fever for 4 days straight and the owlet is the only reason we got any sleep. Our life with the owlet has not been without glitches (its technology so something is always bound to mess up) but I cannot speak highly enough about the level of customer service we received and how much the company truly seems to stand behind this product. The cost may deter some parents but if you break it down it’s less than a dollar a day if used daily for a year and the peace of mind it gives you is priceless. I cannot recommend this product enough!!

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I need to buy clothes for my rapidly growing baby, but for myself I’d love adidas so that I can stop wearing pants I thrifted with another person’s name on them haha

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Of course Target, but also Amazon!!

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YOU WON AMY!!! EMAIL ME ASAP!!!

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Email has been sent. Thank you so much!! I have a funny story…yesterday I had to grab a few things at the store and it rang up to $13 even. That never happens and I joked with the checkout woman that I should play the lottery lucky 13 and an even dollar amount! I didn’t win the lottery but a $250 VISA card is awesome!!! Oh how to spend it?!?!

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AHHH I love it! It’s your lucky day! Can you email me at [email protected] ? I can’t find the email that you sent!

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I sent you another email! Hopefully this one comes thru!

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i love retail me not! i always check their cite for coupons. i never win anything so i’m not holding my breath (hah!) but boy would i love to go to Macys or Target and get some new sweaters/cardigans to get me through the winter. I haven’t refreshed my winter wardrobe in YEARS so that would be really lovely! :)

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Target and Macy’s !

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Definitely Macy’s or Target!!

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I would love to shop Kohl’s! I get clothing, home goods and even coffee there!

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I’m glad you were able to get out! I went for my first post partum run the other day, and it was worth the wait. I’ve only done up to three miles, mainly because I can’t stand to be away from him for too long :)
As a NICU nurse, I really don’t like the Owlet, but am glad it brings you peace of mind.
I’d shop at Amazon because I don’t want to venture out with my little guy just yet!

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Target and Best Buy – 20% off!!!! I’m trying to finish my Christmas shopping so these are perfect!!!

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I would love to shop at Kohl’s…I have not been there in a while!

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Right now Old Navy or Dick’s Sporting Goods!

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I can always use something from target!

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Most definitely Target and Amazon!

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I am about 4 months pregnant with my second baby girl and am always looking for deals on baby (or toddler) stuff and also maternity clothes for myself. Deals at Target and Old Navy are always great! Have a great Christmas! Congratulations on Skye!

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Macy’s

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Target! I will make the 1.5 hour trip ;)

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Target and Amazon always!

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I love to shop. How can I pick just one. I go to Target the most often (I live by a SuperTarget) but Bath & Body Works is another favorite!

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Target for sure

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Target and Papa Johns (sometimes mom doesn’t want to cook😂)

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Target and amazon are my two favorites to shop at these days!

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Target and Amazon!

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Macy’s or Target!

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Target or Macys or Amazon

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Amazon for sure!

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I could do some serious damage with a kohl’s gift card!

Merry Christmas to that beautiful family of yours!

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I’m super stoked for Kohl’s or Macy’s! I’d love to get some extra gifts for a very special niece that has been working really hard this year, graduating from high school early and achieving her Associate degree!

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Gap and Target are my go-tos. Merry Christmas to you and your sweet family!

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JCP, target and kohls

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Target!!!

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Carters, Amazon, & Old Navy!

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amazon or Target. Can find anything I need between the two.

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Kohl’s or Target! Can always find wonderful things there.

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The Gap! I love that the app lets me know which codes I can stack..

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Kohl’s and Target!! They are my love language.

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Target 100% Thank you for letting everybody know about the giveaway!

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Target and amazon!! Those are all I need in life!

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Bath & Body Works and Kohl’s are my favs!

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Amazon is life saving!!

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Target for sure! :)

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Kohls & Target are at the top of my list!! So many awesome deals at both stores!! =) Thanks Janae for letting us all know about this giveaway!!

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I love RetailMeNot and use it for Target and Michael’s!

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Target and Old Navy!!! As a first time mom of twin boys nothing beats old navy for cute, reasonable clothing and Target for the Up and Up diapers!

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Victoria’s Secret is having some great deals and the big sale coming up soon I’m excited for!

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Duluth Trading! Or my always favorite of target. I love them!

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Target or Kohl’s! So many deals!!

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Jingle bells, jingle bells, Macy’s all the way! Hey!

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I have to admit I was hesitant to sign up for receiving more emails, but look at the deals! Excited about Kohls and Home Depot!

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Amazon & target!!!

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I love Amazon!

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Target and Amazon for me! 😊

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I am excited to shop for shoes at Famous Footwear with the 15% off discount.

Thanks for the chance to win!
wildorchid985 at gmail dot com

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EXtra 20% off clothes at target! I shop there for everything!

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I’m super excited to shop at Nordstrom or the Rack as well as Bath and Body Works! I love all the candles and lotions!

You’re precious Skye is adorable! Congrats again to you and your family!!

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Home Depot! Ha.

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Amazon! My life is Amazon.

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I’m a long time reader but never conment, however I just wanted to say how happy I am for you and your beautiful family!! I hope you all have a fabulous holiday season and snuggle with that baby (and all your kiddos) as much as you can!!
I just started using retailmenot and am super excited for the after Christmas sales at Nordstrom and William Sonoma!!

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Trader joes!

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I would love to shop the NordstromRack and Kate Spade deals!!

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I love using retailmenot to save at Swap and ThredUp! It’s extra savings on top of savings :)

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I had no idea they had amazon coupons. My life is now changed.

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Kohl’s or Target.

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Kohls, and Target!

Thank you Janae!

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Target and Amazon so I can buy stuff for our new house that will be done in April. Merry Christmas to your beautiful family!

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Amazon or Target!

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I love RetailMeNot! Coupons for literally any store. I would love an amazon coupon!

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Honestly, I get excited for any good deal! Two of my favorites would be Amazon and Target! Thanks for this opportunity. Merry early Christmas and Happy New Year!

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Always Target.

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I’m most excited about Target and Old Navy!

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Seriously my favorite website! Saves me so much money!

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Excited to shop at Target and Kohls since they have everything!

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I’m excited for Targe’s sales and love the Duluth Trading Co sales that have been going on!

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I definitely love target and Toys R Us. Especially this time of year! Although the Papa Johns Buy 1 get 1 definitely caught my eye too :)

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Target!! Oh and Maceys, Nike, and pretty much anywhere else :)

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Target!!

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TArget. No doubt about it.

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Target, always. <3

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amazon, of course!

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Skye is so adorable!
I’d use it on Victoria’s Secret and Target.

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Target and Amazon are two of my favorite and I always try to check Retail Me Not before I order anything online especially. Target and amazon are favorites whenever I can shop them (I am a full time missionary to Ethiopia teaching special ed and visit the states twice a year). I definitely miss them when I’m not here Stateside.

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Macy’s!

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there are too many good shops to choose from! but i’m a sucker for buying anything and everything from Target! how do they even have SO MUCH GOOD STUFF all in one place?!?!

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I love RetailMenot! I’m excited to shop at Old Navy and JCrew Factory!

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Amazon and target for sure:)

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Target or amazon!!

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Amazon, Kohl’s or Target. Can’t go wrong there.

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Macy’s or Target!

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Target for sure!!!

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Sephora for sure. My happy place

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Target , amazon and Macy’s

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Definitely target!!!

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Old navy and kohls are my favorite!

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Kohl’s!!❤️

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Best Buy 20% off! I need new headphones :)

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I love retail me not. I check for sales aND coupons everytime I shop. I especially love to use them for Kohls, Old Navy and Dick’s Sporting Goods.

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Kohl’s and Ulta!! Also, that was so sweet of Andrew to suggest that you get out of the house for some time to yourself! :)

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Target and Kohl’s discounts would be used by my 4 kids!

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It has to be target. It’s always about target with me :)

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The sales at Macy’s & Old Navy are always the best!

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Amazon and Target!!

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I like the Extra 20% Off Select Sale & Clearance Clothing & Accessories from Macy’s. And also the +Up to $30 Cash Back deal!

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Kohl’s, Macy’s and Target! 🎯

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Gap and old navy!

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I’m loving the Old Navy deals!! Merry Christmas!!

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I’m excited about their Toys R Us deals!

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Because I am renovating my kitchen, Home Depot! But i Love amazon and Target too :)

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Kohls, Amazon, and Target are my go-tos! Great giveaway!

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Target!

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Kohls! I need to up my home loungewear game. :) Happy two weeks of life Skye!!

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Target or Amazon – I actually need some new running shoes. Thank you and merry Christmas!!

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I’d definitely use a gift card it at a running shoe store for new kicks, and probably Target, because duh! LOL!

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Congratulations, Baron family! I love J.Crew!

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Amazon and Target are definitely my go to’s. Merry Christmas to you and your adorable family. A lot of cuteness going on in that house of yours.

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Oh I forgot to mention Macy’s. Macy’s is my go to when I need something fancy 😁

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joining the long list of folks saying Target:):)

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My favorite stores to shop at over the holidays are Bath & Body Works, Kohl’s and Amazon, of course!

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Always love using retail me not for Ulta and I saw a coupon for canvas easy prints. I’m looking to put some Italy photos on canvas for the house!

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I used it for coach.com! I have had a gift card to there and I was able to save even more money!

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Aaaaalways Target!!!

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What a great idea that owlet is! Technology, such a beautiful thing! Love retail me not, I always hit them for coupon codes when I shop. Target, Kohl’s, Macy’s are my heavy hitters.

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Hi Janae! I’m a longtime reader and am so happy for you and your family on the birth of Skye! I would definitely be excited to shop the deals on Retail Me Not. Also just saw the gift card discounts, too cool! Thank you so much and Merry Christmas!

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Kohls for sure! Love all the bargains. Omg I hope I win so I can buy new running wardrobe. I’m in serious need! Merry Christmas to you all

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I’m always looking for Lord & Taylor deals! They are the best!

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Target and Amazon!

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I am so excited for Amazon and Target!

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Target of course!

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Kohl’s or Amazon!

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I love RetailMeNot. I use them for Old Navy and Macy’s often. But I also like be their deals at Bath and Body Works too!

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Amazon or Old Navy for me too!

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Definitely target!

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I’d love new jeans. I’d try madewell or Nordstrom. Like everyone else though, I can always find a way to blow it all at target or on Amazon :)

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Amazon or kohls!

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I am excited for Target sales!!!!!! Yay. Best place ever.

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Target 😄

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Such a loving family you have. I would look forward to shopping at Kholes. They have something for everyone and could even pick up a new nutribullet for making baby food and smoothies :)

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I love the sales at target and amazon! I also love shopping the deals with Shutterfly. My favorite way to preserve memories for my family and I!

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Target!

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Although i walk in for one thing and leave with eight, Target is my number one!

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Target!!

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