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Looking for a good deal on some new clothing or accessories?  Now through 11:59pm Pacific Time on November 30th we can save big at ShopBop. The more you buy, the more you save! Save 15% on orders of $250 or more, 20% on orders of $500 or more, or 25% on orders of $1,000 or more. Just use the promo code GOBIG15 at checkout!


We can score a great deal on winter items with this sale, including jackets, gloves, snow boots, and more. If you need a deal on cold weather gear but don’t want to pay full price, make sure to head over to ShopBop and use the promo code GOBIG15 at checkout!

Fun Thanksgiving Crafts to Do with Your Kids

Fun Thanksgiving Crafts to Do with Your Kids
Thanksgiving is just around the corner and it’s time for all things turkeys, pilgrims and, of course – giving thanks. To help you get in on that fun with your kids, we have this We have a fun round up of awesome Thanksgiving Crafts for Kids including everything from placemats and place holders to use to decorate your Thanksgiving dinner table, to cute turkeys to decorate your home for the season of thankfullness. Check out the list and get crafting with your kids!


Fun Thanksgiving Crafts to Do with Your Kids



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Santa’s Little Helper on DVD Reader Giveaway

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One of my favorite parts of the holiday season is watching Christmas movies. While I have a few old favorites I enjoy year ater year, I like to see many NEW movies. It looks like we have a good one with Santa’s Little Helper, new to DVD and Digital HD!


Ho-ho-hold on tight for holiday hijinks in this hilarious family comedy starring WWE®  Superstar Mike “The Miz” Mizanin®, WWE Diva Paige™ and AnnaLynne McCord. After losing his job, a slick-talking businessman is given the chance of a lifetime—to be Santa’s second-in-command. But to earn the coveted position, he’ll have to wage an outrageous battle against a scheming elf who wants the gig for herself!


The Santa’s Little Helper DVD is stocked full of behind-the-scenes featurettes that are sure to bring holiday cheer.

Reader Giveaway: One lucky Jinxy Kids reader will win their own Santa’s Little Helper DVD. To enter, just complete the entry form below by 11:59pm ET on 12/7/15. Good luck!

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Turkey Juice Box Craft for Thanksgiving

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Thanksgiving is getting closer and we have a fun craft project that you can do with your kids. This Turkey Juice Box Craft turns an ordinary box of juice into a fun turkey friend with a colorful tail. These would be perfect for kids’ place markers at the Thanksgiving table. You could just add each child’s name on their turkey’s belly!

For a fun party project or classroom craft, you can pre-wrap the juice boxes and provide pre-cut the feathers, beaks and wattles to make this DIY perfect for a quick class party project!

Turkey Juice Box Craft for Thanksgiving Supplies

Turkey Juice Box Craft

Juice Boxes of your choice (I used Juicy Juice)
Construction paper (brown for the body, orange for the beak, red for the wattle and multiple colors for the feathers)
Googly Eyes

Turkey Juice Box Craft for Thanksgiving Process

Start with a brown sheet of construction paper. Lay your juice box on top to ‘measure’ enough paper to go all the way around. I used a Juicy Juice Box and my sheet ended up being 7 ¾ x 4 ¾ inches.
Cut out the rectangle. Wrap your juice box with the paper and glue.
Cut a triangle from the orange construction paper. From the red construction paper, cut a small squiggle shape for the turkey’s wattle.
Next, cut out feather shapes from multiple colors of paper.
Flip your juice box over so the glued seam is face up. Glue an arrangement of feathers to the back of the juice box.
On the front of the box, attach two googly eyes, beak and wattle.

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November Kids Book Roundup

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We’re heading into the holiday season and we KNOW that books are always a must on our kids’ gift-giving list. Here are a few newer titles that the little ones are sure to enjoy and you will be happy to have them read.


#1 – I Can’t Find My Manners by Gail Reed

When a young girl loses the manners that she and her parents have worked so hard to instill, readers are invited to come along and learn the lessons again. There are specific customs for all types of interactions that people have with each other. These rules and guidelines are important for a child’s success and need to be practiced every day.  Manners must be taught to children early and continued as the child grows.  It is important that parents are a good role model in teaching manners and character development.  Children learn to emulate actions that they see from Mom and Dad, therefore parents need to be sure that their words and actions are positive.  This book serves as a tool to reinforce the courtesies that parents are teaching their children.  Mothers and Fathers must start when a child is young teaching their children the courtesies and social skills needed for success. [Read more…]

Star Wars Personalized Books are Awesome

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You can thrill the little Stars Wars fan in your life this holiday season, by treating them to a unique adventure with a new personalized Star Wars book for kids! In the Mabel’s Labels Personalized Book: My Adventures with Star Wars, Princess Leia is being held hostage by Darth Vader and the Imperial Forces. The star of the book (YOUR Star Wars fan) helps Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, R2-D2 and C-3PO rescue the beautiful princess and help the Rebel Alliance restore freedom and justice to the Galaxy.

Discover this and all the other great new products Mabel’s Labels has for the holidays. There are all sorts of ways to be merry with Mabel’s this year!

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Scrabble Twist Game Review – It’s Fun!

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When I first heard about this game, memories of playing scrabble with my Grandma were the first thing I thought of.  My husband too, recalled playing scrabble for hours while he was at his parents cabin, with no phone or TV what else do people do?  So we had two excited adults, but our girls weren’t too sure about this one. The Scrabble Twist game is advertised for ages 8 and up, so I was curious if what they would think once it arrived.  Could they put their favorite books down for a new game in the house?  As soon as I opened the box and set it out, I had three people asking if we could try it.  We had to wait for the weekend as we were too busy with swim team and rehearsal for an upcoming play. Weekend arrived and my husband opened it before I could get to it.  He played a game and then before I could have chance, both of our girls were playing back and forth with it. The best part of this game, is that it has several options, so you can play alone or with others.

Electronic Scrabble Twist

The “official” description:

The object of the Scrabble Twist game is to find words in the 5 letters displayed on the game unit. Players just have to tap in the letters and twist the unit to bank a word! The more words a player can find, the higher their score will be. Scoring ranges from 3 points for a 3-letter word, up to 7 points for a 5-letter word. The game features 3 levels, so players can start in Easy mode and work their way up to being a pro, whether playing against others or solo.

There are 3 fun ways to play this classic word game. Party mode offers a knockout round for 2 to 8 players. In Turbo mode, players face a head-to-head challenge. In Solo mode, the player can practice their skills!

I am pretty sure with all the attention it got in just two days that we all give it a thumbs up and five stars.  The game even traveled in the car to visit the Grandparents.  Of course the younger generation had to teach them how to play, but we all laughed and they too seemed to enjoy it. At first I found the sound to be a bit loud, but leave it to the kids, to figure out right away how to turn it down.  This would be a great game to add to your holiday list for yourself or for the hard to buy for friend or relative.


My Friend Cayla Reader Giveaway!

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Want to know what one of this year’s hottest Christmas toys will be? We have the full scoop: a My Friend Cayla doll!  My Friend Cayla is the world’s first interactive doll.  It is an international best seller (available in 12 countries and 6 languages) and was voted 2015 Innovative Toy of the Year by the UK Toy Industry.  Cayla speaks English and Spanish and is fun to dress up and style.  She is compatible with clothing and accessories that fit most 18″ dolls like American Girl!

My Friend Cayla Review Giveaway

My Friend Cayla uses bluetooth and speech-to-text technology so that she can search the Internet and answer all of your questions.

My Friend Cayla Review Giveaway

My Friend Cayla knows amazing facts about nature, places, things, people, math, and spelling.  She works within 30 feet of a device running her app.  Plus, parents can rest assured that the app blocks pre-loaded “bad” words and subjects.  Cayla’s app is compatible with both iOS and Android.


Reader Giveaway: One lucky Thrifty Jinxy reader will win a My Friend Cayla. To enter, just complete the entry form below by 11:59pm ET on 12/1/15. Good luck!

My Friend Cayla

FREE Holiday-Themed Learning Resources

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Depending on how early you start decorating, celebrating and all that good stuff, the holiday season is either HERE or coming soon. I’m just happy there isn’t snow here yet – we still have time for plenty of that later in the winter! To help make learning more fun this season, we have a great selection of FREE Holiday-Themed Learning Resources.

Free Online Math Course ($59.99 value, offered for limited time) – Get a single grade level of your choice FREE ($59.99 Value). The free offer includes a curriculum eBook, UNLIMITED worksheets & tests, and an automatic grading and tracking system! Simply download the file with your order and follow the instructions provided in that document to get your free single grade level of your choice.

Christmas Knock-Knock Jokes – Christmas laughs, anyone? Have fun with these timeless Christmas knock-knock jokes. This is a FREE product provided to you from Knowledge Box Central.

Christmas Tree Clipart – Receive five patterned Christmas Tree clipart in .png format. Use the clipart for your holiday party invitation, social media contests, or any holiday graphics you create!

Holiday Coloring Book – This coloring book is a hands-on way to get excited for all of our favorite winter things. The 20 pages include writing prompts and interesting facts about the winter holidays! Fun for parents too :)

Holiday Themed Morning Work – This morning work is great for 2nd grade to differentiate in 1st grade or 3rd grade. Each morning work page has a variety of math and literacy skills such as cause and effect, spelling, addition, word problems, subtraction, fact and opinion, synonyms and more! Also included are answer keys.

Christmas Coloring & Writing Prompts – Your kiddos will have some FUN coloring these five Christmas pictures, and practice their best handwriting to write about each picture!

Countdown to Christmas Break – These activities for Kindergarten to 1st graders includes color words, counting to 10, friendly letter writing, counting by 10s to 100, nouns and verbs, rhyming words, sentence scrambles, and more!

Note: All of these resources will be free through 11/12/15.

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MasterChef Junior Cooking Set Reader Giveaway

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Season 4 of MasterChef Junior is returning to FOX this Friday, November 6 at 8/7c. The show lets America’s best junior home cooks showcase their culinary abilities and passion for food through a series of delicious challenges. Each episode, host and award-winning chef Gordon Ramsay is joined by acclaimed chef Graham Elliot and new judge Christina Tosi on the MasterChef Junior judging panel.

Check out a preview of the MasterChef Junior season premiere:



The new season isn’t the only thing new about MasterChef. They are also launching a new line of MasterChef Junior Inspired Cooking Sets for kids! Even though these tools are kid-worthy and kid-friendly, they aren’t toys. They are REAL cooking tools that can help bring your family together to cook up a masterpiece worth of MasterChef Junior. The sets, which include recipes, are a great way to educate kids and inspire their creativity.

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MasterChef Junior Season Four premieresFriday, November 6 at 8/7c on FOX. To stay up-to-date with MasterChef Junior, follow along on their social channels:

Twitter: @MasterChefJrFOX
Facebook: MasterChefJuniorFOX
Instagram: @masterchefjunior
Google+: MasterChefJuniorFOX

MASTERCHEF: Contestant Zac in the all-new “Junior Edition: New Kids on the Chopping Block” Season Four premiere episode of MASTERCHEF airing Friday, Nov. 6 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. Cr. Greg Gayne / FOX. © 2015 Fox Broadcasting Co.

MASTERCHEF: Contestant Zac in the all-new “Junior Edition: New Kids on the Chopping Block” Season Four premiere episode of MASTERCHEF airing Friday, Nov. 6 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. Cr. Greg Gayne / FOX. © 2015 Fox Broadcasting Co.

Reader Giveaway: One lucky Thrifty Jinxy reader will win a MasterChef Junior cooking set (randomly selected). To enter, just complete the entry form below by 11:59pm ET on 11/17/15. Good luck!

MasterChef Junior Cooking Set

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