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Best Postal Rates for Christmas 2014

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What are the best postal rates for Christmas this year? I always wonder if I’m losing money by shipping my gifts with USPS, which I do mostly out of habit and because I ship early enough that I can avoid overnight service. Not sure if that’s going to happen this year! I’ve only bought just two presents, though I have good ideas for many people on my list.

So which are the best postal rates this year? I found answers on Endicia, which helps sellers on eBay, Amazon, or Etsy master ecommerce shipping. For the rest of us, this is a quick answer to how we should ship our holiday presents.

Cheapest way to ship Christmas presents

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Macys.com Black Friday 2014 Deals on Cashmere, Shoes, and Handbags

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Macys.com has a lot of HOT Black Friday deals that are valid Nov. 27-29, 2014. These are online deals. In store deals and prices may way. I’m seeing a ton of huge markdowns on cashmere sweaters for him and her, handbags, shoes, and more.

There’s even a 15% off coupon code that you can use on some specials! Here’s a preview of the Macy’s Black Friday sales. Bookmark this page then come back to shop starting on Friday, Nov. 27, 2014.

I spotted these Macy’s Black Friday deals

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HOT! 15 Top Magazine Subscriptions Just $5

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Today through Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014, a selection of 15 top magazines are just $5. That’s for a one-year subscription. All the mags are part of the TIME, Inc. family. Great time to check out a new mag or give a mag as a gift. Unclear if you can renew with this deal.

Get a $5 magazine subscription to:

  • Entertainment Weekly
  • People
  • InStyle
  • People StyleWatch
  • Essence
  • Time
  • Sports Illustrated
  • Fortune
  • Money
  • Golf
  • Real Simple
  • Food & Wine
  • Southern Living
  • All You
  • Coastal Living

The number of magazines you will receive will vary but the lowest is 10 and the highest is 20. Some mags do double issues, some add extra issues.

Get these magazine subscriptions for just $5.

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Dell Pre-Black Friday Deals going on NOW (+ Black Friday sales)

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Dell released a bunch of hot deals on TVs, laptops, stereo systems, and more to drum up excitement about its Black Friday deals. The sale is going on NOW and ends before Black Friday on Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014. It’s unclear if these deals will return for Black Friday.

We also listed a slew of Dell Black Friday deals that are available for two days, Nov. 26-27. Check it out and decide what you are going to buy!

Dell deals I spotted

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7 Christmas Games For Families That Are Easy and Fun

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My family loves a serving of competition along with their pumpkin pie and gifts. Playing games with the whole family can break up the day and be a fun way to get everyone involved. Whether it’s Thanksgiving, Chanukah, or Christmas, these family games (and one adult game) are ones I’ve enjoyed over the years. I picked games that are fun, easy to set up, and can be played by a variety of ages. Nobody hates reading directions more than me!

7 Christmas games that are fun and easy

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DIRECTV Deal $19/Mo – Ends Tuesday!

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For the next four days only, Direct TV is offering a special deal. Subscribe for just $19.99 per month with a two-year agreement. I’m not a big TV watcher, but if you are this pricing is 33% off! Get DIRECTV for just $19.99 a month.

Watch spots, movies, and set up your service on multiple devices in your home. Various packages are available, depending on your TV watching needs and zip code.

Some exclusions apply:

  • Early termination fees apply
  • You may have to pay additional fees for equipment
  • A credit card is required to start service, except in MA and PA
  • Service plans and channels will vary by region

Get this DIRECTV deal for just $19.99 a month.

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25% Off SITEWIDE at Shoes.com

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Wow! Get 25% off sitewide using this online Shoes.com coupon good today through Monday, Nov. 24, 2014 at 11:59 p.m. CST. Tap in coupon code SAVE25 as you checkout. Plus, the coupon code gets you free shipping.

This coupon works on hot brands like Frye, Calvin Klein, Michael Kors, Vans, Converse, Steve Madden, New Balance, Rocket Dog, and more.

I saw these hot shoe deals

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Nordstrom Sale for Men: Up to 50% Off

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HUGE Nordstrom sale for men going on right now – more than 1,500 items are marked down! This sale is happening online, so thankfully you can shop in your jammies! Free shipping and free returns.

Use this Nordstrom coupon, good today through Dec. 7, 2014. Of course, by then the best items will be picked over and sizes will be limited. Shop now for best selection!

 

Some of the deals I spotted:

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