Movie ticket deals — cause it’s raining


Some movie tickets for your gloomy Chicago morning. Maybe it’s sunny by you, though — but you’ll still want a movie eventually, lol. Anyway, let’s start with this nice AmazonLocal deal: $7 (up to $14 value) for one Fandango movie ticket.


Even better if you’re close to Wheaton — $5.00 Studio Movie Grill tickets are back on Groupon! And this is a great theater.


Or do Brew & View at The Vic, where $8 gets you tickets and popcorn for two!


At the Bensenville Theater, get up to 50% off movie, popcorn, and drinks.


And LivingSocial has half off Hollywood Palms tickets for two or for four.


Plus half off Hollywood Blvd. in Woodridge!

Four chalkboard mugs $14.98 shipped


I love these! Get four ceramic chalkboard soup mugs for $14.98 shipped (plus free chalk! lol) from Tanga today. Maybe it would forestall the “What is this? What are we eating?” questions… or help the kids’ reading.

Turn your meal thoughts into a statement with this charming 4 pack. Four 16-ounce coffee mugs feature a chalkboard, and the set even includes two chalk sticks. The mugs are ceramic and top-rack dishwasher safe. Serve soothing soups with this delightful mug set, featuring a chalkboard placard on each one for easy labeling.

$19 for two hours of home cleaning!


Oh do I need this! One of the top deals under Chicago-Western Suburbs on Amazon Local today is TWO hours of housecleaning for $19 from Handybook. That’s super cheap… and Mother’s Day is coming up… and… psst MashupDad! Update — I am not sure where exactly their service area is, sorry — it says Chicago on their page but no one seems to have found a ZIP that works. :(

(If you don’t see it, switch your location at the top of the page.)

New Balance women’s 1260 running shoes $34.99 today only


The daily deal today at Joe’s New Balance Outlet is on this pretty women’s 1260v2 New Balance running shoe, just $34.99 today only. Free ship at $75.

Take a little trip in the low-riding New Balance 1260v2, a stunning update to the popular 1260 that’s closer to the ground for better control. Engineering superior stability from the pavement on up, this premium running shoe enhances performance with Stabilicore™ medial posting and dual-sided T-beam technologies to provide stellar arch and gait support. Seriously lightweight yet luxuriously cushioned, the 1260v2 gives the mild to moderate overpronator a better ride than ever before.

More dent-less hair ties: $15 for 24


Here is another option for those soft elastic hair ties that won’t dent your hair — get a 24 pack of assorted colors on Plum District for $12 + $3 shipping!

  • These colorful, elastic hair ties are a favorite among moms and children – and are found at top boutiques around the country
  • Get them now for a fraction of the normal price!
  • Stylish and comfortable for your hair and wrist – add a fun pop of color to your look
  • Soft elastic leaves no damage or hair dents
  • A great gift or party favor!

Wireless mouse with nano USB receiver just $9.99 shipped!


Tanga has this Wireless Mouse with Nano USB Receiver for just $9.99 shipped! I’m thinking of getting one — the touchpad on my laptop kills my hand after a while.

Choose between two colors!

This Wireless Nano Mouse is always ready when you are. Featuring a nano-receiver small enough to stay in your laptop all the time – even when you pack your laptop away – it’s always ready to go. Advanced optical sensors give you more control while the gently contoured shape with soft grips gives you exceptional comfort.

This mouse features a 3-button scroll wheel layout plus 2 additional buttons (back/forward), so that you can navigate the Internet with ease. An ergonomic design and soft rubberized grip make it comfortable to use, as well.

The nano wireless USB receiver is barely the size of a nickel! Keep it discreetly plugged into your notebook and have it ready to use at all times or store it away inside the mouse.

The on/off switch helps save power when the mouse is not in use. No wonder it has an average 12-month battery life!

Minimize the hassle and maximize productivity with this Wireless Mouse!

This is a full-sized mouse

Last Minute Gifts — order by 1PM Central


Over at MyHabit, order most items by 1PM Central today 12/23 for FREE one-day shipping, to receive by Christmas.


Check out the $30 and under section in women’s gifts (tabs in the menu at the top).


Or pick children’s at the top for gifts $15 and under, $25 and under, and more.


Fine print

Most items eligible for our Fast, Free Shipping will be delivered on or before 12/24 if ordered by 2 pm EST on December 23rd with free standard shipping. Some exclusions apply, including fragrances, heavy/bulky items, and products shipped to a P.O. Box, APO/FPO Address, U.S. Protectorate, Alaska, Hawaii or international locations. Please confirm estimated delivery date on the checkout page before placing your order.