LEGO Juniors price drops — TNMT and Fire

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Here are a couple for your little ones just getting into LEGOs or just graduating from DUPLOs: You can pick up the LEGO Juniors Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Turtle Lair set for just $13.99. Price is up on this one — let me know if you see it sneak back down!

Or the LEGO Juniors Fire Emergency set for $13.84. Both are eligible for Prime or free shipping at $35.00.

LEGO Chima Razar CHI Raider $14.81

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This LEGO Chima Razar CHI Raider set is on rollback for $14.81 at Walmart, with free shipping at $50 or free in store pickup.

Climb through the clouds to the Eagle tribe’s CHI temple in the sky with the LEGO Chima Razar CHI Raider Play Set. Use the LEGO Chima’s four flick missiles, rear storage bay and articulated beak, wings, tail, legs and talons to battle past the Eagle tribe’s defenses. Ewar’s only defense against the raucous raven is to power up the CHI cannon and send Razar flapping back to his nest, unless Rizzo can sneak by to swipe the CHI with his hook tool. Relive the action of the Legends of Chima with this highly interactive LEGO raider set. Whether you’re depicting a daring battle or creating a new LEGO legend, you’ll get hours of fun out of this LEGO Chima Razar CHI Raider Play Set.

Nice price, since it’s regularly $39.97 — and is $29.85 on Amazon still.

(Thanks, Hip 2 Save)

1000 LEGO compatible bricks $29.95 shipped

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Get this huge bag of ONE THOUSAND various LEGO compatible bricks for just $29.95 shipped on a lightning deal — Live for Prime right now and everyone at 10:30 AM Central. (Speaking of Snow Day activities, lol…) 4.4 out of 5 stars in 47 reviews.

  • A Big Bag of building bricks – 10 Colors including Purple, Pink, & Light Blue
  • Works With Lego* and all major building block manufacturers
  • Guaranteed Tight Fit
  • A bunch of bricks Cheap – with LESS filler than all other sets
  • * THese bricks are not affiliated with or endorsed in any way by Lego, a registered trademark of Lego Systems.

My LEGO Scientists came!

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Look what came in the mail today! The LEGO Ideas Research Institute has been selling out immediately every time it goes in stock, but I snagged one in the brief shining moment it was in stock at Target about a week ago.

I think I’m going to put it together tomorrow and keep it in my office, and will let you know if I see it pop back into stock anywhere again — not sure if it will, since the LEGO site says they are releasing a new LEGO Ideas set in January.

Target Deals week of 12/21/14 – 12/27/14

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  • Check Target Cartwheel every day for the “50% off Toy of the Day.” Each day through 12/24/14 Target is offering one toy at 50% off. In store only!

Round-Up of Ongoing Deals:

Nivea Lotion .89c through 12/27
Zombie Robot $29.98

Current Target Cartwheel Offers 30% or Better:
(Check Cartwheel for additional offers less than 30% off.)

50% off Toy of the Day 12/21 ONLY: Hot Wheels Flying Car, $19.99 after 50% off

50% off Juicy Fruit Chews 40pc Bottles
50% off Barbie Fashion Design Maker Dolls
50% off Project Spark Video Game for Xbox One
50% off Stok Drum Charcoal Grill
50% off Pokemon Deck Box
50% off Simply Balanced Coconut Water
50% off Disney Sophia the First Toddler Sleep Gown
50% off Watch Dogs for Xbox/Playstation/PC
50% off Dentyne Multipacks
50% off Windex Touch Up
50% off Skullcandy Soundmachine
40% off Dunkin Donuts Seasonal Coffee (stack below)
40% off TheraPearl Eye Mask
40% off Kids’ Holiday Drink & Dinnerware
40% off Wolfenstein: New Order for PS3/PS4/Xbox One/360
40% off Skittles Holiday Bank
40% off Starburst Jellybean Filled Cane
40% off Marvel & Star Wars Dice Games
40% off Stove Top Stuffing (on sale $1.29- 40% Cartwheel= .75c each)
40% off Trackmaster Engines Gift Pack
40% off Wrigley Gum Heritage Tins
40% off Yoobi School, Art & Office Supplies (exp. 12/22)
40% off BoomCo Dual Defenders Blasters
40% off Badminton Sets & Accessories
40% off BoomCo Twister Spinner Blaster
35% off Stok Gridiron Portable Gas Grill
35% off My Little Pony Card Sleeves
30% off Rubbermaid FastTrack Accessories
30% off Laugh & Learn Learning Gift Sets
30% off Fisher-Price Little People Giftset- 3 styles- fire truck shown
30% off Panasonic TS25 Waterproof Camera
30% off Hormel Side Dishes
30% off Bella Dots 2.0 Toasters
30% off Laugh & Learn Love to Play Sis
30% off Emerald Holiday Glazed Nuts
30% off Toddler Boys Holiday Character Trees
30% off Embark 8 Person Dome Tent
30% off Trident Unwrapped Gum Bottles
30% off All Entertainment Stands
30% off Celestron Flashlight with Charger
30% off Franklin Sports Foosball Table
30% off BIC Soleil Glow Women’s Razor

MUM Razor Mod Blossom

30% off All Electric Scooters (ad shows $179.99 for Razor MX400 Dirt Bike or Pocket Mod Blossom = $125 each after Cartwheel)
30% off Laugh & Learn Love to Play Puppy
30% off All Skateboards
30% off Surprise Slides
30% off Celestron 50″ Refracting Telescope
30% off Crayola Art Activities Sets
30% off Chefmate Cupcake & Cake Carriers
30% off Upholstered Accent Chairs & Ottomans
30% off Talon Twist Coaster
30% off Audi TT Roadster 6V Ride On
30% off Laugh & Learn Smart Stage Laptop
30% off JR Watkins Dish Soap
30% off Librify E-Book Gift Cards
30% off Del Monte Fruit Cup Snacks
30% off Epson WF-3620 Printer
30% off Circo Kids’ Furniture
30% off Laugh & Learn Smart Stages Vacuum
30% off Starbucks Dot Collection 2014
30% off BoomCo Farshot Blaster
30% off Graphic Skinz Creation Station
30% off Threshold Metal Ceramic Bakeware
30% off Disney Role Play Games
30% off Disney Planes Sky Race Game
30% off Disney Jake Shook Hook Game
30% off JR Watkins All Purpose Cleaner

And now for this week’s best Target Deals!

Gift Cards Deals:

$5 Target Gift Card wyb $25 of Holiday Wrapping Essentials

  • Includes greeting cards, wrapping paper, gift bags, embellishments & gift tags
  • Sharpies BOGO50% off
    • -$1/1 Sharpie 4ct+, excluding promotional packs 12/7SS
  • Text GIFTING to 827438 for the mobile version


$10 Target Gift Card wyb Vinturi Red Wine Aerator or Houdini Corkscrew 3oc Set for $29.99
-$3/$15 Kitchenware or Small Appliance Purchase Target Coupon
= $16.99 after coupon & Gift Card

MUM Farberware

$30 Target Gift Card wyb Select Knife or Cookware Sets
Farberware Non-Stick Cookware Set $99.99
-$5/$35 Kitchenware or Small Appliance Purchase Target Coupon
= $64.99 after coupon & Gift Card

$30 Target Gift Card wyb Keurig 2.0 K400 Coffee Brewer $159.99
(limited quantities, no rain checks)
***Price match at Amazon for $144.99***
-$5/$35 Kitchenware or Small Appliance Purchase Target Coupon
= $109.99 after price match, $30 Target Gift Card & coupon ymmv on using price match with Target coupons, though

Deals Using Coupons:

Dunkin Donuts Seasonal Coffee TPC thru 12/27, $6.99 for 11oz bag
Buy two = $13.98
-40% off Target Cartwheel
-$1.75/2 Dunkin Donuts Coffee
=$6.65 for two, or $3.33 each

Keebler Town House Crackers or Club Crackers, $1.50
Buy 2 at 2/$4 & use the $1/2 Keebler Crackers coupon from the 12/7RP
=$3.00 for both, or $1.50 each

DelMonte Canned Vegetables .40c
Buy 4 Del Monte Canned Vegetables 14.5oz to 15.25oz .59c each
-10% off Target Cartwheel
-.40/4 Del Monte Vegetable Can, 11/9SS
=.40c each after all offers

Campbell’s Cream of Mushroom or Cream of Chicken Soups .43c each
Buy 5, 2 or 3 of both varieties, at .75c each
-20% off Campbell’s Cream of Chicken Target Cartwheel (limit 2)
-20% off Campbell’s Cream of Mushroom Target Cartwheel (limit 2)
-$1/5 Campbell’s Condensed “Great for Cooking” Soups
= .43c each wyb 5

Fresh Produce Deal Idea- Cuties & Cranberries
Buy 1 Cuties $3.99 for a 3lb bag
Buy 2 Ocean Spray Cranberries $1.99 for a 12oz bag
-$1.50/$7 Produce Purchase Target Coupon or text OFFERS to 827438 for mobile version
-.50/1 Cuties 12/7RP
-$1/1 Ocean Spray Cranberries Facebook Coupon, print two
=$3.97 for all three (note- not all stores carry the same brands, so Clementines & Ocean Spray may not be your store’s brands)

MUM Dasani

Dasani Sparkling Water 12pk cans, $2.60
TPC for $3.99 this week.
-10% off Target Cartwheel
-$1/1 Dasani Sparkling 12pk (ZIP 68130)
This is a great price if you have any festive holiday drinks planned or need to stock your bar!

Brita Pitcher Filter 3pk, $5.00
The 3pk is on sale for $12.00 this week.
-$3/Brita Multipack filters Target Coupon
$4/1 Brita Filters Multipack 11/16SS
=$5 for Brita 3pk Filters

No Coupons Needed Deals:

B3G1 Value DVD’s, $5 each
=$3.75 each wyb 4

Titles Shown in Ad:

  • Bridesmaids Unrated, Magic Mike, Horrible Bosses, Grown Ups, The Notebook, The Blindside, Forrest Gump, The Hangover 3, Princess Bride, Pacific Rim, Iron Lady, The Dark Night Rises, The Breakfast Club, Grease, Dirty Dancing, Sixteen Candles
  • Barbie Rapunzel, Space Jam, TMNT, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Willie Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, The Lorax, Gremlins, LEGO The Adventures of Clinton Powers

MUM Fitbit Charge

Fitbit Charge $129.99
This seems to be on many a wish list this year! $129.99 at Target is comparable to Amazon ($128.99) and about $20 less than anywhere else.

20% off LEGO Sets

  • Star Wars V-Wing Starfighter $19.99 after discount
  • Ninjago Nindroid MechDragon $71.99 after discount
  • Ninjago NinjaCopter $47.99 after discount

$4 Little Toys (aka Stocking Stuffers) 

  • Hot Wheels 5pk
  • Take-n-Play Thomas small engines
  • Moxie Girlz Friends
  • Shopkins 5pk
  • My Little Pony mini pets
  • Littlest Pet Shop Figures

$2 Picture Frames
Select styles, 4×6″

$5 Men’s C9 Tshirts

$10 Men’s Graphic Tees

$20 Men’s Mossimo Jeans

$10 Tech Accessories
Tech Wallets & Cell Phone Cases

MUM Boots

$29.99 Women’s Boots
End of Season Sale, reg. $39.99-$44.99

LEGO Ideas Research Institute $19.99 for pre-order — Cool women scientists

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SOLD OUT already — showing not available when you try to add to cart. Let me know if it comes back in stock. :(

Thanks for this one to Tina, Elizabeth, and Cari in the Hot Deals Facebook group, who were talking about this one and found it in stock for pre-order! The LEGO Ideas Research Institute will not ship until after Christmas, but is super cool and has been selling out very quickly every time it goes in limited stock. Pick it up on the Target site for $19.99 shipped, and it will ship in January!

LEGO Round Up!

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LEGO Ender Dragon

Seems like quite a lot of people are looking for LEGO deals! Here is a round up of some good finds.

LEGO Ender Dragon for Minecraft  is $59.99. Free shipping over $50.00. LEGO Minecraft has been selling out fast, so if this is something you want pick it up soon!


LEGO Ninjago Nindroid

LEGO Ninjago Nindroid Mech Dragon is $59.99 at Target & Amazon.

LEGO Empire State BuildingHow about some LEGO fun for grownups? From the LEGO Architecture Series, the Empire State Building is $19.99 at Amazon. Free shipping with Prime or $35.00 in qualifying purchases.

LEGO Ninjago Kai FighterThe LEGO Ninjago Kai Fighter is $14.19 at Amazon. Ships free with Prime of $35.00 in qualifying purchases!

LEGO City Fire EmergencyLEGO City Fire Emergency is $27.49 at Amazon. Ships free with Prime or with $35.00 in qualifying purchases.

Frugal Homemade — DIY LEGO Table

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LEGO Table Final MUM

This week’s Frugal Homemade feature is a DIY LEGO table!

I was thinking about what I could give my nephew for Christmas this year. He’s only 15 months old and I thought it would be nice to give him something he can grow into. I found my inspiration on Pinterest, and knew it would be easy to make as long as I could find the right table. You might get lucky & find one in your Great Aunt Sophie’s basement, but I found mine on Craigslist.

Here is what you will need:

An end table (mine was $15.00)
A LEGO or a DUPLO baseplate, I bought mine on Amazon for around $15.00
A basket to hold the LEGOs. I also bought this from Amazon for $13.00
Some LEGO’s or DUPLO blocks. I went with this cute farm animal set for $8, from Amazon again
FolkArt Home Decor Chalk paint, 1 bottle, purchased on sale at JoAnn for $5.99
MixWax Fast Drying Polyurethane, available at Home Depot for around $4. The 8oz small can is plenty.
Paint brushes
Strong glue- I use Gorilla Glue for things like this

Black craft paint, <$1 at JoAnn
White craft paint (<$1 at JoAnn) or a white paint pen, around $3 at JoAnn
Scrapbooking paper, <$1 at JoAnn
ModPodge, about $4 or make your own with white school glue

I asked my sister-in-law what color she would like the table to be for my nephew’s room & she chose blue, so I went with the color Nautical. It’s a nice medium blue, not too bright & not at all “baby blue.”


Here is the table I started with. As you can see, it is not in great shape! But that is OK, because that is what paint is for. :)

LEGO Table Original

 I started by washing the table and then giving it a quick base coat of chalk paint. After the initial coat dried, I gave it one more coat, which covered nicely & turned out to be the final coat.

LEGO Table Painted

I let the paint dry for a few hours & then decided I would add a roadway around the edge of the table. I used black craft paint & painted the side & front edges of the table top, so the base plate would cover the inner edge of the paint.

LEGO Table Road

Once the black paint dried, I used a ruler & my white paint pen to make the lines on the road. After the road was completely dry, I gave the whole table one coat of MinWax Polyurethane. The base plate is 15″ x 15″, which was a tiny bit too big to fit my table. After a moment of panic, I realized the plastic is thin enough to cut with scissors. Whew! I used Gorilla Glue to attach the base plate to the table top.

Keep in mind that Gorilla Glue tends to expand & seep a bit when it dries, so I only applied it to about a 10″ square in the middle of the base plate. Plus, I want to be able to pop the DUPLO plate off when my nephew advances to regular LEGOs, so I can easily replace it with the LEGO base plate in a few years. I set a few books on top of the base plate & let that dry over night.

LEGO Table Base plate

Since I ordered my basket from Amazon, it wasn’t here yet when I started this project, so I would recommend cutting out the hole for the basket first & then painting. I used a jigsaw to cut the top of the table out 1/4″ smaller than the diameter of my basket. If you’re new to using a jigsaw, here is a nice video tutorial that will show you how to use holes to cut the perfect pocket cut. You can see here that I drew a dotted line to follow with the jig saw & just inside the cut line I drilled a hole large enough for the saw blade to fit in.

LEGO Table Jig Saw

The basket I used is slightly tapered, so cutting the hole slightly smaller allows the basket to “sit” on the edge of the hole. After that, I sanded the cut, touched up the paint, painted the inside of the cut & applied another polyurethane coat to the freshly painted area.

Pop in your basket, fill it with LEGOs, & you’re all set!

LEGO Table Final


  • I thought it would be cute to use LEGOs as drawer pulls on the drawer, but didn’t have any regular LEGOs. You could easily swap out the knobs on your table (if it has a drawer) and Gorilla Glue LEGOs where the knobs are.
  • If you can’t find a table like the one I used, you can use any table you’d like. I’ve even seen old dresser drawers converted into rolling under-bed LEGO stations, which is also a great idea!
  • My table has a drawer, and since it is old, the drawer isn’t very pretty on the inside. I glued scrapbooking paper to the bottom of the drawer and then I ModPodged it in place. You can make your own ModPodge by mixing equal parts of white school glue & water. Brush a thin layer on the paper & allow to dry. This gives the paper a more durable finish.
  • Kari O. commented below that a regular LEGO base plate will accommodate the larger sized DUPLO LEGO’s, so you could save yourself some money by just using the LEGO plate in the first place!
  • The basket I used is great for DUPLO’s, but nt so much for LEGO’s! If you’re going to use this for LEGO’s, you’ll need more of a woven basket. I will make a liner for this basket when my nephew advances to LEGO’s.

Happy DIY’ing!

Up next week: The Easiest, Best Tasting Cinnamon Rolls You’ll Ever Make — perfect for busy weekend mornings!