Amazon Holiday Toy List for Kids – Newborn to 24 Months

Amazon has a nice list of top toys for kids this year based on age. The following toys are on the Amazon Holiday Toy List for Kids – Newborn to 24 Months. Prices shown were accurate at the time of posting. Be sure to check the price before you order. Thanks to Become a Coupon Queen for this list.

Under $10

Munchkin Twisty Figure 8 Teether – $4.49

Munchkin Ocean Squirts Bath Toys, 4 Pack - $6.98

$11 – $20

Bright Starts Safari Beats Musical Toy - $12.39

Munchkin Float and Play Bubbles Bath Toy, 4 Count - $12.67

Tomy Hide N Squeak Eggs Learning Toy - $12.97

Manhattan Toy Winkel Rattle and Sensory Teether Activity Toy – $12.99

Nuby 10-Pack Little Squirts Fun Bath Toys, Assorted Characters – $12.99

Baby Einstein Discover and Play Piano - $14.39

LeapFrog Count & Crawl Number Kitty Musical Toy - $14.96

Skip Hop Bandana Buddies Activity Toy, Puppy - $14.99

Skip Hop Explore and More Accordion Toy, Hedgehog - $14.99

Gund Pusheen Plush with Cookie – $17.79

Fisher-Price Moonlight Meadow 5-toy Activity Set - $19.99

VTech Zoo Jamz Piano - $19.99

$21 – $30

LeapFrog Scout’s Count & Colors Band - $20.48

Gund Tucker Giraffe Comfy Cozy Baby Blanket - $22.56

Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Greetings Globe - $22.97

Bright Starts Baby Light and Colors Driver - $23.97

Fisher-Price Beat Bow Wow – Pink - $24.45

Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Smart Stages Grow ‘n Learn Garden Caddy – $24.99

Gund Baby Sleepy Seas Lights and Soothing Sounds Whale Toy – $25.67

VTech Count and Colors Bouncing Frog Toy - $26.39

Fisher-Price Little People Noah’s Ark - $29.99

Fisher-Price Bright Beats Build-a-Beat Dance Mat – $29.99

Fisher-Price Little People Sit ‘n Stand Skyway – $30.39

$31 – $40

VTech Sit, Stand and Ride Baby Walker - $31.99

Baby Einstein Sea Dreams Soother - $34.75

Playskool Explore N’ Grow Busy Ball Popper – $33.43

Oball Go Grippers Car Carrier – $33.92

Fisher-Price Dance & Move BeatBelle - $34.00

Little Tikes Light ‘n Go – 3-in-1 Activity Walker - $34.99

VTech Go! Go! Smart Wheels Launch and Go Ride On - $35.99

Fisher-Price 3-in-1 Sit, Stride & Ride Lion - $37.95

Kaloo Perle Plush Toys, Cream Chubby Bear - $37.97

Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Crawl-Around Learning Center - $39.99

Over $41

VTech Go! Go! Smart Wheels Treasure Mountain Train Adventure - $54.73

Step2 Hot Wheels Push Around Racer Ride On - $49.99

Oball Go Grippers Bounce ‘N Zoom Speedway - $52.69

Olive Kids On the Go 4 pc Bed in a Bag – Toddler - $52.98

Playskool Sesame Street Love2Learn Elmo - $49.99

VTech Go! Go! Smart Friends Enchanted Princess Palace - $44.44

Little Tikes Princess Cozy Truck Ride-On - $71.99

Manhattan Toy Tree Top Adventure Activity Center - $72.79

Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Smart Stages Home Play Set - $89.99

Power Wheels Nickelodeon Blaze And The Monster Machines Lil’ Quad – $94.97

Radio Flyer Big Red Classic ATW - $129

Shipping is free on orders of $49 or more on Amazon, or get free shipping with Amazon Prime (get your free trial). Amazon prices can change at any time.


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Free, Fun & Frugal Activities for Kids and Families this Weekend

Free Activities for Kids

If you are looking for inexpensive and Free, Fun & Frugal Activities for Kids, here is a huge list for you! Please keep in mind that it is always best to call ahead and make sure that your local retailer is participating to avoid disappointment.


Barnes & Noble

Saturday, October 22nd at 11AM. Join in the fun for storytime and activities featuring Little Blue Truck’s Halloween and I Need My Monster. Contact your local Barnes & Noble store to verify participation.


Bass Pro Shops

October 24th – October 31st

Annual Halloween events to include photos, treats and much more. Check local store listings for more information.



Disney Stores

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Halloween Dress Rehearsal

You are invited to the Halloween Dress Rehearsal! Come dressed as your favorite character and join us for games, crafts, a costume parade, free give-aways and more!

*Disclaimer: Halloween Dress Rehearsal event at select locations. Contact your local Store for details. Minimum age for participation is 3 years. Event limited based on store capacity. No lineups prior to 30 minutes before event begins. Event subject to change or cancellation without notice. Get more information here or at your local Disney store.


Guitar Center

Saturday, October 22nd at 10:15 AM – Free Group Ukulele Class

Register at Guitar Center workshops.


Home Depot Workshops for Adults

Saturday, October 22nd from 10-11:30 AM – Installing Tile Flooring

Get the skills you need to install tile flooring. This workshop will show you the tools and supplies you need to install, seal, and care for tile flooring.

Get more information at the Home Depot free workshops here.



Lakeshore Learning

Saturday, October 22nd from 11 AM – 3 PM and a few locations offer crafts on Sunday.

Kids design and take a Rockin’ Rainstick craft. Get more information from Lakeshore Learning Free Crafts for Kids.


Michael’s Kid’s Club®

Saturday, October 22nd from 10 AM – 12 PM.

Kids ages 3 and up make a Yarn Ghost craft. The cost is $2 per project and includes the supplies. Parent or guardian must remain on the premises during Kids Club. Get more information at the Michaels’ website.



Toys R Us

Sunday, October 22nd from 12 – 2 PM

Build & Play Event: Can you build the tallest tower?

Get more information at Toys R Us.


:: State Fair Schedule

Find your state fair dates here. Thanks, Family Frugal Fun!

Bank of America Museums on Us

Saturday, November 5th and Sunday, November 6th

Bank of America’s Museums on Us is offering free admission to more than 150 museums nationwide. Simply present your Bank of America or Merrill Lynch credit or debit card along with a photo ID to gain free general admission to any participating institution. Cardholders only; guests are not eligible for free admission. For more information about Museums on Us, visit: http://museums.bankofamerica.

:: FREE National Park Admission Dates for 2016

  • November 11 – Veterans Day

Find a list of participating national parks

:: FREE National Parks Admission for 4th Graders

Every 4th grader will get an Every Kid in the Park pass food for FREE admission to all of America’s National Parks. The pass will be good for one full year and will be good for the 4th graders & their families as most parks charge admission per car. This is part of President Obama’s Every Kid in the Park initiative.

:: More Free Museum Dates

This site,, tracks free museum days in the following cities: Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, Portland, San Francisco Bay Area, and the Seattle Area.

Home Depot Kids Workshop

Saturday, November 5th from 9 AM to 12 PM

Kids make and take a Veteran’s Day Helicopter craft.. Get more information and register at Home Depot workshops .

:: Lego Stores Free Model Build

Free LEGO Model Build Events are usually held monthly in stores. Kids ages 6 to 14 can build a model and take it home. You must use an email address saved in your LEGO VIP Membership account. Membership and registration are free. Get more information here:

:: Lowe’s Build and Grow

Saturday, December 3rd at 10:00 AM

Christmas ornaments – pre-registration is required at Lowe’s Kids Clinics.

Michael’s Family Crafts

Saturday, October 29th and Sunday, October 30th

Join the fun with free face painting, a Trick-or-Treat parade and Free Kids Club where they make a treat bag. You can also make a family monster T-shirt. Buy the shirt and the wiggle eyes and the rest of the supplies are free. Get more information at the

:: Pottery Barn Kids

Storytime on Tuesdays from 11 – 11:30 AM. For more information, visit Pottery Barn Kids events here.

More to Explore Throughout the Year:

:: Apple Store

Free workshops – learn the basic of Mac, iPad, iPhone, or iPod. Learn how to create slideshows with iPhoto. Edit home movies with iMovie and more! Find your local store and make a reservation for a free workshop here.

:: Athleta Stores

Free fitness classes, group runs and special events at your local store. Visit your local store page here for more information.

:: Beauty Events in Stores

Find free beauty events at local stores with free samples and demonstrations. Visit the website that keeps track of these right here.

:: Factory Tours

Find factory tours all across the USA, go here, The site has 570 tours and counting! Many are free but some may have an admission fee. (Thanks to the Happy Housewife for sharing this!)

:: Flying Lessons

Young Eagles – kids ages 8 to 17 experience aviation and get free rides in private aircraft flown by experienced pilots. Get more information here.

:: Home and Garden Shows

If you like Home and Garden shows, this site will give you a free pass. Check the ACS Home Show site.

:: Lululemon Fitness Classes

Lululemon locations offer free yoga classes, go here for schedules and locations.

:: Major League Baseball Clinics

Through the Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association, kids can attend a free baseball clinic in many locations across the country. The free program is called Free Legends for Youth Kids Clinics.

:: Microsoft High Tech DigiCamp for Girls (free)

Microsoft is proud to offer technology programs specifically for youth. Find out more information here.

:: Playground Finder

If you find yourself in a new location and are looking for a playground, use the free KaBoom Map of Play, playground finder and just type your location into the search bar.

:: Find Pumpkin Patches, Hay Rides, Pick Your Own Orchards and Haunted Houses. Many of these will have a fee or admission. Enter your location for details.

:: REI Running Classes

Learn or get back into running with training and techniques classes. Find our more at

:: Sephora: Free In-Store Beauty Classes

Join the Sephora Beauty club , and attend free beauty classes inside Sephora stores to learn everything from building a skin care routine to creating the perfect smoky eye. Classes are held on Sunday at more than 60 stores across the USA. Check with your local stores for schedules and times.

:: SKI Passport for 5th Graders

Go to to get a free pass in Idaho or the Pacific Northwest. For other areas, search for your state with the words “5th grade ski pass + your state”, or the name of your local ski resort.

:: Target – Free Community Events

Target is also sponsoring FREE community events ranging from free museum admission, free theater tickets, family activities and tours at some of our countries most famous venues. Times and locations vary by city. Find free family activities sponsored by Target in your area right here.

:: Wine Tasting

Total Wine stores offer free wine tasting classes each weekend. Learn about specific producers, regions and varietals. Where allowed by law, participants receive special discounts on the wine being tasted. View the FREE Wine Tasting Schedule here.

:: Celebrate Crazy and Fun Holidays

Make memories and celebrate fun holidays with your family. This week you can celebrate Apple Day, Back to the Future Day, Make a Difference Day and more. See the schedule at Days of the Year.
For inexpensive and sometimes free tickets to local events, I am a fan of Goldstar tickets. Watch your emails for the heading “Comp Train” from Goldstar. If you are new, you can set up a free account here.

Be sure and check out your local library and parks and recreation departments for free programs and events right in your hometown!

Thanks More with Less Today.



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RTIC 30 oz. Tumbler, $12.87

Amazon has the RTIC 30 oz. Tumbler on sale for just $12.87. As a price comparison, the 20 oz. is $14.61. Shipping is free on orders of $49 or more on Amazon, or get free shipping with Amazon Prime (get your free trial). Amazon prices can change at any time.

Thanks Thrifty & Thriving.

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Protect Your Kids with Filtrie #ControlYourContent #customizedTVads

Did you know that studies over the years have shown a significant correlation between underage drinking and exposure to alcohol ads? The is also true when it comes to  children’s eating habits and their exposure to junk food ads. Ads are something we are going to be exposed to. There is no way around it, but what if you could control what kind of ads you and your kids are exposed to? Not sure what I mean? Let me give you an example. If your kid is into sports and watching the game on tv, he or she will likely be exposed to ads featuring beer, condoms, or erectile dysfunction, just to name a few. Not only is that inappropriate, but it’s all sorts of awkward. What if you could automatically stop those ads from coming through and have something more appropriate shown for free? Would you do it?

So how does one control said ads, you ask? Using a new and patented technology, Filtrie is premiering an, opt-in system that lets you set limits on TV ads, which is anticipated to be available by the end of this year. This will be a free service. To get started you would need to fill in some info so they can determine what is relevant to you and what is appropriate or not appropriate for you and your family. You won’t even need to sign in since they’ve designed this service to run in the background. Filtrie will work across all content sources such as cable, satellite, DVR, etc. You can switch between or have multiple services. It’s really up to you, how you choose to use it.

Filtrie will have two settings, global and selective. The global filtering will allow you to replace all unwanted ads, no matter who is watching. The selective filtering feature allows you to choose which ads are displayed based on who is watching. They can actually use your phone’s proximity to the TV to determine which ads to replace or show based on your profile.

Filtrie will use real-time data drawn from the consumers who sign up for Filtrie, which allows Filtrie and its customers to know who is watching TV, what they’re watching, and for exactly how long. Advertisers can spot target their ads to the precise viewer who is present. If you opt in, you will be able to replace unwanted ads (no matter who’s watching) or you can allow Filtrie to automatically show or replace TV ads based on who is in the room.

As one of its many benefits, the service will allow parents, for the first time, to protect their children by having offensive or certain TV ads replaced with more appropriate material. This means underage children would no longer be exposed to TV ads for adult products such as beer, wine, lingerie, condoms, etc. Sounds good, right? To learn more about Filtrie, click here.

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Get 500 SB when you buy a $0.99 SIM card from FreedomPop

Swagbucks, the online rewards site that puts cash back in your wallet, has an AMAZING offer through FreedomPop where you get $5 (paid in the form of 500 SB) when you buy a SIM card for just $0.99!  FreedomPop’s Global 3-in-1 SIM gives you free voice, text, and data in the US *and 25 other counties). Buy the $0.99 SIM card, get your first month of FreedomPop for free, and earn 500 SB. If you stay subscribed for 3 months, you’ll get an additional 1000 SB! This deal is running for a limited time, so use this link and get yours before Saturday, October 22nd! It’s a zero-risk offer that pays you to try out a new, less expensive way to use your mobile phone. Haven’t tried Swagbucks yet? This is a great way to do it, and when you sign up through me using the link above and get your 500 SB, you’ll get a bonus 300 SB at the beginning of November. So that’s $5 for trying FreedomPop, which gets you 800 total SB, which you can turn into $8 worth of gift cards! That’s in addition to all the other SB you’ll earn as you use the site. I personally love using Swagbucks. this is how I earn Amazon gift cards. If you do it right, you can basically pay for Christmas using just giftcards!

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Free Welcome Baby Box from Walmart

Walmart is offering a free Welcome Baby Box when you fill out this form. Walmart’s Welcome Box delivers free stage-relevant product samples to help you get a head start with Baby’s development. Boxes available while supplies last. Products will vary.

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Emile Henry Granite Pizza Stone, $32.99

Today only, Amazon has the Emile Henry Granite Pizza Stone for $32.99. Designed for use: On grills- gas, charcoal and natural wood; In ovens-conventional and convection; Can also be used under the broiler. The glaze is micro-crazed contributing to crispy well baked crusts. It is also perfect for baking breads. Pizza stone can withstand high oven temperatures. You can also cut directly on the glazed pizza stone without damaging or scratching the surface. Shipping is free on orders of $49 or more on Amazon, or get free shipping with Amazon Prime (get your free trial). Amazon prices can change at any time.


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Panda Express: $3 Off Your Order of $5 or More

Panda Express is offering $3 off your online order of $5 or more with code SkipTheLine. Expires December 31st, 2016


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