So yeah. We're in a recession and all that. Christmas is a coming and belts are getting tightened. Want to score some cheap toys for your kids? Here's a deal for you if you don't mind adding another credit card to your stash of plastic.
Apply for the Amazon Credit Card. After your first purchase, a $30 credit will appear on your account in a few days. Now, if you are a good bargainista, you are a member of SwagBucks. I am. I have 210 Swag Bucks. For 45 SBs, you can score yourself a $5 Amazon E-Gift Certificate. So claim those (they are distributed every 16th and 30th of the month). Then? Go shopping at Amazon! Try to keep a look out for things with Super Saver Shipping (FREE shipping). They have a lot of random stores and people selling items - which typically DO NOT have free shipping. Make sure you are purchasing things directly from Amazon to really score. Unless you don't mind paying shipping costs.
Thanks to my friend Celeste at Itty Bitty Bistro for letting me know about this offer!