Christmas shopping season is in full swing, and retailers have been breaking out the big sales since early October. If you have kids, you have probably noticed that nearly all of the big box stores have Christmas Toy Catalogs that include deals that run until Thanksgiving. Even if you are just shopping for some special kids in your life, you can find some good prices on popular toys for Christmas.
I recently took a trip to Target to take advantage of a few coupons. I wasn’t that surprised to see that the items I came home with were all Disney (we’re pretty predictable!). The Target toy catalog is filled with coupons for various popular brands. Many of these brands sell Disney-themed items, so it worked out that I could use multiple coupons. Also, there was a $5 off of $50 toy coupon attached to the back of the catalog that was mailed to my house, so I wanted to break that threshold (that was pretty easy!). Here’s how my list broke down.
1. The Baby
It has been a few years since our older boys have been babies, so certain toys are in need of replacement. Our supply of bath toys is especially low, since they don’t last as long as other toys. I spotted the $5 off Fisher Price coupon and went to the baby toy section. There were lots of fun Disney-inspired Fisher Price toys, including toys that featured Dumbo, Dalmatians and the Lion King, but then I found what I was looking for:
Fisher Price Finding Nemo Nesting Bath Toys: $19.99 ($14.99 after the $5 coupon)
Next up was our 4-year-old, who is at that weird age when he can play with age-appropriate toys one minute, but be totally into whatever his 8-year-old brother is playing with the next minute. With a new baby brother in the house, it makes buying younger kid toys easier, knowing they will get used by a few children over the next couple of years. There is one brand that immediately came to mind that would bridge all of these gaps: LEGO. We love LEGO in our house. The older boys love the regular LEGO sets, but can also be found playing with DUPLO (the bigger blocks) from time-to-time. There are some fun Disney Duplo sets out right now, including Disney Princess and Jake and the Neverland Pirates. I finally settled on this set:
Skipper’s Flight School: $39.99 (on sale this week for $38.00 – $5 LEGO coupon = $33.00)
3. The 8-Year-Old
I knew my 8-year-old would be a little tougher since he is getting to the age where he doesn’t really want toys anymore. Instead, he’d prefer movies, video games and electronics. Luckily, there are more than a few Disney items in those categories, including one of this season’s hottest gifts for Disney fans: Disney Infinity.
We LOVE Disney Infinity and have been picking up most of the guys and discs as they come out. There are a few items, though, that would be nice for under the tree. I picked up one of the newer sets that we didn’t have yet:
Disney Infinity Toy Story Playset ($34.99 – $5 coupon = $29.99)
The Final Tally
So, the three items I purchased came to $78. I also had that $5 off $50 toy coupon, so that dropped it $73. After my RedCard 5% savings, the total was $69.35. Not bad! It was nice to pick up Disney-themed gifts from some very popular brands and save some money at the same time.
We’ll feature some other Disney-inspired shopping trips over the next few weeks. If you really want to put an amazing gift under the tree, why not contact DW Dads and let us help you plan that surprise Disney trip you’re giving the family this Christmas? Don’t forget, our services are FREE and we’ll always help you find the best deals for the vacation that fits your needs!