Deal Highlights: May 2

TODAY, May 2 is Pet Day on Amazon! Lots of deals on pet supplies!

I have so many deals that I find each day. I have Amazon sellers that send me lists of deals with coupon codes. I find good deals through the daily deals. Sometimes I’ll stumble on a coupon deal while browsing for something in particular. Here are some of my favorite deals for today.

If you like this blog feature, please let me know in the comments. This post does contain affiliate links. As I find more deals throughout the day I will update this post

Adult Clothing + Shoes

Men’s Adidas bunde. Essential 3 stripe hoodie and 3 stripe shorts $40 with code: PZYADIDAS40-FS exp 5/2/22 ENDS TODAY!

Pocket leggings for women as low as $6.40 with code: NHPU955C

Women’s sweatshirt $9.59 with code: 60VHO4CH expires 5/3/22 ENDS TOMORROW

Women’s one piece swimsuit deal $12.09 – $15.39 with code: 45S2UABL code expires 5/8/22 several colors to choose from

Select women’s Under Armour shorts and T’s 2 for $40 (look for green 2 for $40 designation under the listing)

Champion Women’s jersey shorts $11.25

Men’s Tommy Hilfiger thermal jogger $19.99 (reg $32.50)

Women’s mesh shorts 2 pack $14.96

6 pack boys athletic shorts $25.44

Champion Women’s Mesh Shorts $15 (reg $20)

Women’s summer sleeveless maxi dress deal $17.39 with code: HNQ8ITWL code expires 9/30/22

Beauty and Self Care

Gel nail polish set pack of 6, several colors to choose from $6.49 with code: XXCWVYFG code exp 5/15/22

5 pc waterproof shower cap $6.4o with code: K5ERJKRY code exp 5/9/22

Vera Wang Princess Eau de Toilette 3.4 oz $25

Gel polish nail kit with UV lamp 50% off with code: 50U1HTHF code expires 5/14/22

MAC full size lipstick $16.15 Macy’s has 15% off beauty with code: FRIEND plus get a free gift with $35 MAC purchase. I purchased 2 MAC satin lipsticks and got a free MAC deluxe MACstack mascara AND a free MAC Prep + Prime mist! The lipsticks are not the only thing on sale of course, you can choose your MAC products you want to use your coupon code on. They also have an offer to add a 4 pc Clinique discovery set to your order for $10 (a $36 value) if you’re so inclined

Urban Decay Naked Wild West eyeshadow palette 50% off

40% off Urban Decay Stay Naked liquid foundation and concealer

Urban Decay Lash Freak Volumizing Mascara $13 (reg $26)

Urban Decay Naked Reloaded eyeshadow palette $22 (reg $44)

Urban Decay Eternals eye shadow palette $22.75 (reg $65)

50% of Ulta Beauty Collection

Craft and Stationary

Cricut Easypres mini press $34.95

Cricut Explore Air 2 $179 until 4/30

Cricut Maker $229 until 4/30

Electronics and Gaming

Mario Party Superstars for Nintendo Switch $39.99 (reg $59.99)

Nintendo Switch carry case $9.99 with code: RFK7VX35 code exp 5/3/22 END TOMORROW

Gift Cards

15% off Bath & Body Works gift cards May 2 ONLY

FREE 1 month CVS Carepass trial

GROCERY

3 pack Tresemme 28 oz shampoo $7.40 or even less with subscribe and save

Household

Waterfall shower head $9.99 when you clip 10% off coupon and use code: 40M3WPSK code exp 5/4/22

Kids weight blanket $18.49 with code: UVLQ3M6R AND clip 40% off coupon on listing code exp 5/2/22

12 inch HOME sign $15 with code: X2LIWRMN code expires 5/1/22

5 pc folding table set $44 – black

5 tier wire shelf black only $49

5 tier wire shelf chrome only $56 (reg $80)

Pillowfort Kids Dining – plastic dinnerware pieces as low as 26 cents each when you clip the 30% off Pillowfort coupon

25% off sitewide at Pfaltzgraff with code: MOM25

Jewelry and Accessories

Laptop bag $11.99 with code: KHUM6BPG code exp 5/10/22

Kendra Scott clearance at Nordstrom rack as much as 70% off

Waterproof phone pouch $4.79 with code: NQ73K8G8 code expires 4/30/22

Under Armour backpack $19.97

Kate Spade huggies earrings $14

Coach mini camera bag $75 (reg $250)

Grocery Items

48 ct double roll pack Angels Soft toilet paper $23.99

Kids Clothing + Shoes

Vanilla Star Girls faux sherpa tie-dye lined hoodie and joggers $10 size 4 – 6 available

Girls Reebok 2 pc hoodie and sweatpants $13.50 sizes 4 – 16

Osh Kosh B’Gosh buy one get one free on tanks, shorts, and skirts

Girls Hanes comfort fleece joggers $4.08 four different colors to choose from

Boys fleece joggers sizes 4 – 18 only $9.50 (reg $16)

Outdoor

Save 15% off hybrid, cruiser, and mountain bikes

Self sealing water balloon pack. 16 bundles for a total of 596 water balloons $13.49 with code: 50FA7MVF code exp 5/4/22

Inflatable Paddle board SUP with accessories $177.34 (Reg $239) with code: PLHH4PT5 code expire 5/5/22

Large beach blanket waterproof $8.24 with code: KHW4ZNHH code expires 5/6/22

Pets

May 2 is Amazon Pet Day. A day full of deals for your pets!

Cat water fountain $24.99 when you clip $15 off coupon

3 pack cat toys $1.97

Seasonal

Swimvest (floatie vest) for kids listing states 30-50 lbs $13.79 with code: 40WYCHFL code expires 5/2/22 ENDS TODAY

Pop up beach tent $27.99- $38.49 with code: 65HJGMYC code expires 5/2/22 ENDS TODAY

Sports, Fitness, Health

Goplus Treadmills as low as $239

ProForm Sport CX Exercise Bike $349.98 (reg $399.98)

NordicTrack Studio Smart Bike with 7″ Smart HD touchscreen and 30 days of iFit $597 (reg $997)

40% off ZOA Zero Sugar original and lemon-lime flavor limited time

Yoga towels $8.99 and Yoga mat bag with side pockets on sale $9.99

Subscription Deals

Tools and Garage

Milwaukee M18 18 Volt Cordless Compact Drill/Combo Kit 2 tools with 2 2.0 Ah batteries, charger, and bag $199 (reg $229)

TOYS

Vtech Glitter Me Kitten $21.99 (reg $34.99)

50% off select toys and games at Target

Dollhouse/bus playset $23.99 with code: YJR5KMV6 code exp 5/8/22

Rocket play tent $14.99 with code: 50EOBSGA code expire 5/6/22

Toddler busy board $24.99 with code: YZUSHG48 code expires 5/7/22

38 pc tea set with tea pot, treat stand, and more $16.79 with code: 3BYRUDHI code expires 5/15/22

21 pc Doll outfits and accessories set for 18 inch dolls $13.89 with code: RGHGYH2S code expires 5/31/22

Barbie with Pool Playset $12.18

Barbie Florist – comes with Barbie, flower making table, 3 different dough colors, molds, and more $7.37 when you clip the $2.46 coupon on the listing

If you find any deals that are expired or don’t work, please let me know and I’ll remove them. If there are any particular deals you are looking for, I’d love to know. I’ll try to find them.

Luv Saving Money is not responsible for shipping, charges, or customer service of these sales and deals. Any issues you have in those departments should be directed to the seller or respective site of sale

Greenlight the Debit Card for Kids

In a world that is increasingly becoming cashless it’s a good idea to teach kids how to budget and manage cashless account early. Greenlight is the debit card for kids, managed by parents.

Greenlight let’s parents monitor and add money to your child’s account without runs to the the ATM. You can set parental controls and get immediate notifications when your child spends money. Immediately reward your kids, give them their allowance as soon as you think about it, get your kids involved so they can learn to manage their own finances. There’s so many benefits to Greenlight.

Right now you can get a 30 day trial of Greenlight to test it out for you and your child. After the 30 day trial it’s $4.99 a month service fee. After your 30 day trial you can also get a custom Greenlight card for your child that even has a selfie on it if you like. You can fund the account with $5, $20, or $50

I’m gonna be honest. I currently have 3 kids I’m giving an allowance too. Trying to remember to take out the money at the ATM on my way home from work or having extra cash on hand for incentive chores is hard. This would be such a convenience for me.

I’m gonna have to try this out myself. I know several people that already use Greenlight and love it. Do you use Greenlight? Have you been thinking about it?

This post does contain affiliate links. I will earn a commission from actions taken through my links

Amazon Pet Day Is May 2

May is National Pet Month. Amazon will be kicking it off with 24 hours of Amazon Pet Deals!

Amazon Prime members will have access to offers on some of your favorite pet movies. Amazon Prime Rewards VISA members will earn 10% back on their pet related purchases.

Customers can support their favorite pet charities when they shop on Amazon Pet Day and beyond by using AmazonSmile to support pet charity organizations while shopping, or browsing Wish Lists of participating shelters on Amazon’s Adopt A Shelter page. Pet parents can also use Amazon Pet Profiles to receive personalized recommendations and coupons as they continue celebrating National Pet Month. 

You will be able to find pet deals in all areas from pet beds, treats, gadgets, and more


Treats and Food
: Save up to 15% on Purina Friskies cat treats, 20% on Milkbone products, 25% on select I and Love and You pet food, 30% on Stella and Chewy Wild Red dog food, and up to 40% on Amazon Brand pet food and treats.

Pet Care: Save up to 30% on Greenies supplements, 30% on Frontline Plus for dogs and cats, 25% on select Wellness Pet Company products, up to 33% on PetHonesty pet products, and 20% on select API fish care products.

Home: Save 33% on Rocco & Roxie stain & odor products, 15% on Petsafe pet screen doors, and 20% on Comfort Zone cat calming diffuser kit.

Electronics: Save on Shark air purifiers and robotic vacuums, up to 30% on Bissell products, 15% on PetKit automatic pet feeder, and 15% on Pura X Self-cleaning cat litter box. Additionally save $100 on the Litter-Robot 3 bundle and $50 off Furbo dog camera.

Toys: Save 15% on Jolly Pets dog toys, 15% on Nylabone, and 15% – 30% on Pet Qwerks chew toy for aggressive chewers.

Travel: Save 15% on Tomkas dog carriers, 17% on Sportpet foldable cat carriers, 15% on Asobu dog bowls, and 15% on Voyager dog harnesses

Small Business: Save 15% on Bodhi dog pet cologne, 15% on Aquapaw bath supplies, 20% on Finn calming chews, 20-30% on Pawstruck bully sticks and bones, and 20% off 360 Pet Nutrition freeze dried dog food.

Handmade: Save on Acatinthetree cat and dog ID tags and Cades and Birch personalized elevated pet feeders and memory boxes.

Don’t Forget the Prime 30 Day Free Trial!

Amazon is still offering the 30 day free trial so if you want to get the most benefits on Amazon Pet Day, sign up for Amazon Prime now.

Plus if you apply for an Amazon Prime Rewards VISA card you can get a $100 Amazon instantly upon approval. I only have 2 credit cards to my name and this is one of them!

This post does contain affiliate link. I will receive a commission when purchases are made through any of my links

A Call To Action for PA Voters on Childcare

This post is sponsored in partnership with The Motherhood to share information on this important issue.

I went to college for Occupational Therapy. I’ve been working in the field for about 20 years. Because I’m a working mother, my 2 oldest children were in child care full-time until they started school. We were blessed to find great childcare centers with caring people that we grew up with. Because of having great childcare locally, my kids flourished socially. It made the transition to four year old kindergarten pretty seamless. Both of my parents worked, so did the majority of our family and friends so a childcare was our option.

By the time I had my 3rd son, I was in a position to be able to cut down to part-time. My husband and I were able to work our schedules around each other so as not to rely on childcare centers or other people. With the cost of an infant in childcare full-time and having 2 kids in after school care I did the math. I actually would make more money to cut down to part-time and work opposite shift of my husband so someone was always home.

I realized, when my youngest son was around 4 years old that he was having difficulty socializing with other kids and painfully shy. I worried about him starting school. So I delayed his K4 start and found a 4 year old pre-school that was only half a day 3 days a week. I felt like it would be a great way to get his feet wet and start socially with his peers. He graduated that 4 year old preschool and has been thriving in school ever since. In fact he’s now in 6th grade, he qualified for the regional history bee and geography bee happening in 2 weeks. I’m so proud of him.

I’m so thankful that those fantastic places and resources were available to me. But I’ve recently learned that there is a childcare crisis in Pennsylvania. Working families are having trouble finding childcare.

Some of the most concerning statistics I read from a March 2022 survey conducted by partners of the Start Strong PA campaign include:

● Nearly 32,500 children currently sit on waiting lists.
● Over 30,000 more children could be served if programs were fully staffed.
● 91% of respondents reported staffing shortages in childcare programs.
● 92% of respondents reported recruiting challenges for childcare.
● Programs need to fill nearly 7,000 open child care positions.

I wanted to start my daughter in a 3 year old preschool program that was half a day 2 days a week. It was one of the few 3 year old preschool programs in our area but there were a waitlist. If I didn’t get on the list months in advance the chances of my child getting in were slim to none. We didn’t get in but I made sure I got things taken care of for 4 yr old kindergarten. That was 6 years ago and the situations are not getting better for today’s parents looking for early childhood education.

So what is causing the childcare issues in PA?

Low wages are driving the child care staffing crisis.
● The average child care teacher makes less than $11 an hour.
● Child care pay is so low that 50% of child care professionals qualify to receive
government benefits.
● The average child care teacher lives in poverty at nearly twice the rate of Pennsylvania
workers in general.
● Programs are unable to compete with rising wages and benefits offered by companies
requiring less specialized skills.
● Child care teachers with degrees can find higher pay and benefits working in the K-12
school system.
● The average child care teacher is paid 22% less than teachers with similar degrees
working in school district Kindergarten classrooms.

The cost of some daycare, pre-schools, and montessori programs can make it out of reach for some working families too. While you can find programs that offer families with more than one child, discounts. It’s not always enough. There are great early childhood programs out there like Headstart and Pre-K counts that can help. But many Pennsylvanians agree, we need more funding. 60% of Pennsylvanians to be more exact.

Most families aren’t aware how much government funding and policymaking affects their early learning options.

When the Children Matter Action Fund ran focus groups with families prior to the onset of this project, many participants knew that subsidies come from the government, but beyond that, most were unaware of other policy decisions that affect their early learning experience. The takeaway: decisions made by politicians in Harrisburg will determine the accessibility and affordability of early learning options in PA.

Both providers and families want to be more politically engaged around these issues, but might not know where to start.


Childcare Voters do not endorse candidates, but they let people know what candidates say about early learning issues and provide a ton of content in the Facebook group and email list. The Child Care Voter project, from their research, is really the first-of-its-kind civic movement based around child care and early learning. This movement is gaining momentum already and, for people already involved, feels very exciting and empowering!

Childcare funding and access is important to so many people. I saw the value and need myself. Now that my kids are years into school I want to make sure others have access to childcare and early childhood education. I want to make sure my future grandkids have access to it.

Primary elections are May 17. Read up on this important issue before you vote!

Join me on the Childcare Voters facebook page

Will you become a childcare voter?

Deals Highlight Post: April 29

I have so many deals that I find each day. I have Amazon sellers that send me lists of deals with coupon codes. I find good deals through the daily deals. Sometimes I’ll stumble on a coupon deal while browsing for something in particular. Here are some of my favorite deals for today.

If you like this blog feature, please let me know in the comments. This post does contain affiliate links. As I find more deals throughout the day I will update this post

Adult Clothing + Shoes

Men’s Adidas bunde. Essential 3 stripe hoodie and 3 stripe shorts $40 with code: PZYADIDAS40-FS exp 5/2/22

Pocket leggings for women as low as $6.40 with code: NHPU955C

Women’s sweatshirt $9.59 with code: 60VHO4CH expires 5/3/22

Women’s one piece swimsuit deal $12.09 – $15.39 with code: 45S2UABL code expires 5/8/22 several colors to choose from

5 pack seamless underwear for women $10.99 with code: 50DED3DL code expires today 4/29/22

Select women’s Under Armour shorts and T’s 2 for $40 (look for green 2 for $40 designation under the listing)

Women’s long sleeve maxi dress $13.49 with code: 7IFRV77J several colors to choose from. Code expires 4/30/22

Champion Women’s jersey shorts $11.25

Men’s Tommy Hilfiger thermal jogger $19.99 (reg $32.50)

Women’s mesh shorts 2 pack $14.96

6 pack boys athletic shorts $25.44

Champion Women’s Mesh Shorts $15 (reg $20)

Women’s summer sleeveless maxi dress deal $17.39 with code: HNQ8ITWL code expires 9/30/22

Beauty and Self Care

5 pc waterproof shower cap $6.4o with code: K5ERJKRY code exp 5/9/22

Vera Wang Princess Eau de Toilette 3.4 oz $25

Gel polish nail kit with UV lamp 50% off with code: 50U1HTHF code expires 5/14/22

MAC full size lipstick $16.15 Macy’s has 15% off beauty with code: FRIEND plus get a free gift with $35 MAC purchase. I purchased 2 MAC satin lipsticks and got a free MAC deluxe MACstack mascara AND a free MAC Prep + Prime mist! The lipsticks are not the only thing on sale of course, you can choose your MAC products you want to use your coupon code on. They also have an offer to add a 4 pc Clinique discovery set to your order for $10 (a $36 value) if you’re so inclined

Urban Decay Naked Wild West eyeshadow palette 50% off

40% off Urban Decay Stay Naked liquid foundation and concealer

Urban Decay Lash Freak Volumizing Mascara $13 (reg $26)

Urban Decay Naked Reloaded eyeshadow palette $22 (reg $44)

Urban Decay Eternals eye shadow palette $22.75 (reg $65)

50% of Ulta Beauty Collection

Craft and Stationary

Cricut Easypres mini press $34.95

Cricut Explore Air 2 $179 until 4/30

Cricut Maker $229 until 4/30

Electronics and Gaming

Gift Cards

FREE 1 month CVS Carepass trial

GROCERY

3 pack Tresemme 28 oz shampoo $7.40 or even less with subscribe and save

Household

Kids weight blanket $18.49 with code: UVLQ3M6R AND clip 40% off coupon on listing code exp 5/2/22

12 inch HOME sign $15 with code: X2LIWRMN code expires 5/1/22

5 pc folding table set $44 – black

5 tier wire shelf black only $49

5 tier wire shelf chrome only $56 (reg $80)

Pillowfort Kids Dining – plastic dinnerware pieces as low as 26 cents each when you clip the 30% off Pillowfort coupon

25% off sitewide at Pfaltzgraff with code: MOM25

Jewelry and Accessories

Laptop bag $11.99 with code: KHUM6BPG code exp 5/10/22

Kendra Scott clearance at Nordstrom rack as much as 70% off

Waterproof phone pouch $4.79 with code: NQ73K8G8 code expires 4/30/22

Under Armour backpack $19.97

Kate Spade huggies earrings $14

Coach mini camera bag $75 (reg $250)

Grocery Items

48 ct double roll pack Angels Soft toilet paper $23.99

Kids Clothing + Shoes

Vanilla Star Girls faux sherpa tie-dye lined hoodie and joggers $10 size 4 – 6 available

Girls Reebok 2 pc hoodie and sweatpants $13.50 sizes 4 – 16

Osh Kosh B’Gosh buy one get one free on tanks, shorts, and skirts

Girls Hanes comfort fleece joggers $4.08 four different colors to choose from

Boys fleece joggers sizes 4 – 18 only $9.50 (reg $16)

Outdoor

Inflatable Paddle board SUP with accessories $177.34 (Reg $239) with code: PLHH4PT5 code expire 5/5/22

22 pc sand toy kit $7.99 with code: LXRL4TK8 code expires 4/30/22

16x16x16 sun shade $13.49 with code: 55CAIJ7B code expires 5/1/22

Large beach blanket waterproof $8.24 with code: KHW4ZNHH code expires 5/6/22

Pets

Cat water fountain $24.99 when you clip $15 off coupon

3 pack cat toys $1.97

Seasonal

Swimvest (floatie vest) for kids listing states 30-50 lbs $13.79 with code: 40WYCHFL code expires 5/2/22

Pop up beach tent $27.99- $38.49 with code: 65HJGMYC code expires 5/2/22

Sports, Fitness, Health

Goplus Treadmills as low as $239

ProForm Sport CX Exercise Bike $349.98 (reg $399.98)

NordicTrack Studio Smart Bike with 7″ Smart HD touchscreen and 30 days of iFit $597 (reg $997)

40% off ZOA Zero Sugar original and lemon-lime flavor limited time

Yoga towels $8.99 and Yoga mat bag with side pockets on sale $9.99

Subscription Deals

Tools and Garage

96 pc wood burning kit $13.99 with code: 653QUSTI exp 4/30/22

Milwaukee M18 18 Volt Cordless Compact Drill/Combo Kit 2 tools with 2 2.0 Ah batteries, charger, and bag $199 (reg $229)

TOYS

Rocket play tent $14.99 with code: 50EOBSGA code expire 5/6/22

Toddler busy board $24.99 with code: YZUSHG48 code expires 5/7/22

38 pc tea set with tea pot, treat stand, and more $16.79 with code: 3BYRUDHI code expires 5/15/22

21 pc Doll outfits and accessories set for 18 inch dolls $13.89 with code: RGHGYH2S code expires 5/31/22

Barbie with Pool Playset $12.18

Barbie Florist – comes with Barbie, flower making table, 3 different dough colors, molds, and more $7.37 when you clip the $2.46 coupon on the listing

If you find any deals that are expired or don’t work, please let me know and I’ll remove them. If there are any particular deals you are looking for, I’d love to know. I’ll try to find them.

Luv Saving Money is not responsible for shipping, charges, or customer service of these sales and deals. Any issues you have in those departments should be directed to the seller or respective site of sale