Educational Deals & Freebies Round-up

Here are some of the best educational deals and freebies available right now from Katie who writes at Cincinnati Cents:

Personalized Drawstring Backpacks for $8.95: is featuring adorable personalized drawstring backpacks for just $8.95 today. For boys, you’ll find a variety of themes available, such as Star Wars, Jurassic Park, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, sports, trucks, and more. If you’re shopping for a young lady instead, you’ll find a wide selection of princess designs. Choose from all the popular favorites – Elsa, Anna, Jasmine, Cinderella, Ariel, Sophia the First, Belle, and more. Each backpack can be personalized with your child’s name as well. Shipping is a flat rate of $2.95 for the first item, and $1.69 for each additional backpack.

LEGO Elves Azari & the Magical Bakery Set for $22.92: Amazon has their LEGO Elves Azari & the Magical Bakery Set on sale for $22.92. This set typically retails for $29.99, and it features a lavafall with a sliding oven and magical key reveal function, an opening door, counter, table and stools, and a storage shelf. The accessories include a map, bag, baker’s hat, cookies, pie, bread, dough, bowl, rolling pin, cupcakes milk bottle, flour, magic key and fire power icon.

Zoobooks Magazine Subscription for $10: Groupon is currently offering customers a one-year subscription to Zoobooks, Zoobies, or Zootles Magazine for just $10. You can also purchase a 2-year subscription to any of the above magazines for $19. Our family has enjoyed these magazines in the past, and they have been a fun addition to our homeschooling curriculum.

Free Sewing Machine Basics Class: Craftsy is featuring a FREE Sewing Machine Basics Class. This class covers a variety of topics such as needles, feet, stitches, machine maintenance, troubleshooting, and more. You can find more free classes from Craftsy here.

HedBanz Game for $8.49: Amazon has their HedBanz Game on sale for $8.49. This goofy guessing game of “What am I?” encourages kids to think creatively to figure out what they are to win. The game received a 4.5-star rating from over 1,000 reviews, and it includes a rule sheet, 74 cards, 24 chips, 6 headbands, and a sand-clock timer.

Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Smart Stages Laptop for $12.99: Purchase the Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Smart Stages Laptop for just $12.99. This interactive toy typically retails for $19.99, and it features more than 30 sing-along songs, tunes, and phrases as well as smart stages technology that changes the learning content as your little one grows.

Click ‘N Play Foam Blocks for $11.79: Amazon has their Click ‘N Play Foam Blocks Set on sale for $11.79. This 60-piece set features 10 different shapes and sizes, with each piece sporting two different brilliant colors. The soft texture of these blocks are ideal for children with sensitive skin, and since they’re waterproof, they can even be used during bath time for added fun!

Free Fill-In-the-Blanks Stories: has a free set of fill-in-the-blanks stories. These worksheets are a great way to review grammar while creating some ridiculously silly stories!

Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Storytime Puppy for $19.99: Amazon has their Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Storytime Puppy on sale for $19.99. Children can press the music paw to listen to songs about learning; press the story paw to hear stories about colors, counting, and friendship; and they can use the 2 modes of play that are activated by pressing the puppy’s feet. Plus, they’re even a light-up bookworm to keep little ones engaged.

Sharpie Markers for $0.53 Each: Purchase a 12-Ct. Set of Sharpie Fine Point Permanent Markers for $6.39. At this price, you’ll be paying just $0.53 per marker! Whether you’re labeling books and school supplies or using them for school projects, these markers are sure to come in handy this upcoming school year.

Crayola Twistables Crayons for $3 Shipped: Staples has their Crayola Twistables Crayons (24 ct.) on sale for $3. This set features 24 different brilliant colors as well as a clear vinyl pouch for reusable storage. Plus, if you choose in-store pick up at your local Staples store, you’ll receive free shipping as well.

Free Jack & Jill Pack: 3 Dinosaurs has a free Jack & Jill Pack available for download. This pack includes such skills as addition, multiplication, puzzles, writing sentences, and more.

Melissa & Doug Stack & Count Parking Garage for $14.99: Amazon has their Melissa & Doug Stack & Count Parking Garage on sale for $14.99. This enables kids to stack 10 wooden cars in the gated parking tower and then top them with the sliding counter. The kids can then see the cars drop down and counter point to a lower number each time a car is removed.

Perplexus Twist for $15.49: Purchase the Perplexus Twist for just $15.49. This game typically retails for $29.99, and it is a challenging game of flipping, twisting, and spinning to make your way to the finish line. Perplexus is easy to use, but hard to master!

Spot It! MLB Game for $9.99: Amazon has their Spot It! MLB Game on sale for $9.99. This game typically retails for $19.99, and it features the logos of all 30 major league teams, plus mascots and iconic imagery. Spot It! is known for developing attention, visual perception, and fine motor skills.

Katie is a wife and homeschooling mother of four who writes at Cincinnati Cents about saving money and having fun as a family without breaking the bank. She enjoys sharing new recipes, ideas for frugal family fun, and tips for spending less at the grocery store.

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Outside magazine for only $4.99 per year

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Order a 1 year subscription to Outside magazine for only $4.99 (up to 2 years) with code MONEYSAVING at checkout.

This offer expires Tuesday night (June 7thth, 2015) at midnight EST.

About Outside Magazine: Created for the active reader, Outside is the magazine devoted to travel, fitness, outdoor gear and sports. Whether you like rock climbing or mountain biking, each issue provides the best coverage of these an other exciting outdoor activities. Vacation tips and profiles of outdoor enthusiasts, along with colorful action photography make this a great resource for the active soul!

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Natural & Organic Coupons & Deals


Here are the best natural & organic coupons & deals with thanks to Andrea from The Greenbacks Gal:

Natural and Organic Coupons: This week’s hot coupons include $1.00/1 Peanut Butter & Co., $0.50/1 Applegate Farms Hot Dogs, and $1.00/1 Evolution Fresh Juice. Check out the full list of natural and organic coupons.

Whole Foods: Do you know the Top Foods to Buy from the Bulk Bins at Whole Foods?

Vera Bradley $4.00 Market Tote: Get the Vera Bradley Market Tote this weekend for just $4.00 and it ships free during the free shipping 4th of July sale! I rave about the Vera Bradley Market Tote every time it goes on sale because it is truly one of my favorite things. Plus, during this sale, you can score the zip ID case for just $6.00. I used these to make all my high school graduation gifts.

Keurig 2.0: When you combine a sale coupon code with cash back and Kohl’s cash, you can get a Keurig 2.0 for just $109.57!

Teavana Free Shipping: Teavana is celebrating the weekend with a free shipping code. Use it to get tea as low as $3.99 (regularly $14.99)

Green Kids Crafts: Order the kiddos some green creativity kits and save 10% during the Green Kids Crafts Fourth of July sale.

Shutterfly Freebies: If you are a new customer, you can get a free dog tag, magnet or placemat from Shutterfly.

Juice Beauty: Juice Beauty is having a cool promotion for Fourth of July. Make a purchase and get a free mystery box worth more than your purchase.

Andrea Green of The Greenbacks Gal is an organic coupon expert. What if you could find affordable organic and eco-friendly products on a budget? Eco-friendly moms need affordable solutions. Andrea finds the best green deals, helping hundreds of families save on the frugal, green lifestyle. Nothing makes her happier than to help people realize being organic doesn’t have to cost more.

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FOR MORE COUPONS, search our comprehensive Coupon Database for manufacturer coupons, printable coupons, eCoupons, and more! The best online household & grocery deals this week

Amazon Deals

Here are some of this week’s best grocery & household deals from, courtesy of Terry and Mandi from Jungle Deals & Steals. Many of these prices are higher than what you’d pay by combining coupons with sales, but they may be good deals for you if you live where there aren’t many stores or deals are scarce:

Baby Food & Formula

Diapers & Wipes

Health & Beauty


Pantry Staples


  • Yum Earth Naturals: Here’s a great deal on a yummy treat! YumEarth Natural Gummy Bears are on sale for as low as $4.19 for the 10-count package.

Terry & Mandi are a busy mother-daughter team that look for ways to save money without sacrificing a lot of time, and they share their love for all things at Jungle Deals & Steals.

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