You’re not going to believe what Zoey wrote on her Santa list this year (you could win a $350 Visa gift card from RetailMeNot!!!)

Before you start reading, this post is sponsored by RetailMeNot and they are giving away a kickass prize, aka MONEYYYYYY. So keep reading.

So the other day I made the mistake of taking the kids shopping and it was a disassssster. I swear literally every item they saw in the store, they were like, “Mom, can I get this?” “Mom, I want this!” “Mom, this is what I want!!” “I want I want I want I want I want.” And by the time we were done shopping, I was beyond angry.

ME: Aggghhhhh, if you guys ask for ONE MORE THING, I’m going to lose it. You can either do chores to earn money and pay for it or you can put it on your holiday list.

So the second they got home, they sat down and started writing their letters to Santa. Holden needed my help a lot so I didn’t really see Zoey’s Santa letter until she was done.

ZOEY: I’m done!

ME: Wow, that’s, ummm, REALLY long.

ZOEY: I’ve been very good this year.

ME: You have been good, but you don’t want Santa to think you’re greedy, do you?

Because she doesn’t give a crap what I think, but Santa’s opinion is like super important.

ZOEY: No, I don’t.

ME: Okay, then why don’t you take a few minutes to fix it before we send it to him?

So she did. Wait until you see how… right after this short break from the awesome sponsor of this post RetailMeNot And one of you is going to win a $350 Visa gift card from them so keep reading!!!!)

It’s most wonderful tiiiime of the year. Wait, WTH am I talking about? No, it’s not. It’s the time of the year that my bank account is literally hemorrhaging money by the second. But at least I discovered a really cool way to save some money. RetailMeNot gives me totally kickass coupons to my favorite stores!! Like for things I was going to buy anyway!

Seriously, their website and app helped me get money off AND even cash back for a bunch of my purchases!! You can even combine offers to get as much as $30 cash back in one click. Um, hellllooo, that’s like a whole ‘nother present for someone.

Anyways, here is me making the same face over and over again because I’m looking at their site going holy crap, this is amazing.

I used the website to find great deals before I went holiday shopping, and I even put the app on my phone so when I’m running errands it alerts me to awesome deals in the area. And the coupon is right on your phone, so you don’t have to remember to take it into the store.

Electronics, beauty stuff, decorations, pretty much everything I need this holiday. I don’t have to keep track of coupons anymore. RetailMeNot does it for me!! And look how much I saved!! And I’m not even done shopping yet!!See?!!! Look how much I got off at World Market, Toys R Us, Snapfish and Kohl’s!!

I’m even using it for gift cards, which is awesome for teachers/mail people/bus drivers/custodians/tutors/etc. etc. etc!!!!!!!

Sorry for all the exclamation marks, but honestly, I don’t think I’ve been this excited for a while. Okay, back to the story about Zoey and how she “fixed” her Santa list.

ZOEY: I fixed it!

ME: Are you sure? That was fast.

ZOEY: See?

ME: Wait a sec, that’s awesome that you crossed off a bunch of items, but why did you write twos in front of everything?

ZOEY: One for me and I’m going to give the second one to a kid who doesn’t have very much money to get what they want.

ME: Wow, Zoey. That is such a nice thing to do.

ZOEY: Santa isn’t going to think I’m greedy at all.

ME: No, he’s not.

ZOEY: And maybe he’ll even bring me a corn snake!!

ME: Uhhh, I don’t think Santa is allowed to bring reptiles.

ZOEY: Yes, he can. He brought Cameron a bearded dragon last year.

ME: Yeah, but then there was that whole incident with the reindeers when the bearded dragon got loose on the sleigh, so they changed the rules.

ZOEY: What incident?

ME: I saw it on the news.

ZOEY: Mommmmm.

ME: Seriously.

And now, for the moment you’ve all been waiting for, SHOW ME THE MONEYYYYYY! Okay, so here’s how YOU could win a $350 Visa gift card. Just click here to sign up with RetailMeNot and check out some of their awesome offers. Then comment on this post with the deal that excites you the most.

On Friday, I’ll randomly pick one commenter to win a $350 Visa gift card from RetailMeNot!! Wahooooo!!!! If you like reading long boring stuff, here are the official rules.

On your mark, get set, GO SHOPPING!!!!!

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There are 279 comments for this article
  1. Heather Anderson at 6:01 pm

    I was excited to see a deal fro Enterprise Car Rental since we’re going to be renting a car for the next couple of weeks!

  2. Amber Ludwig at 6:06 pm

    $20 off $40 + from CVS is pretty awesome!! I get a lot of Stocking stuffers and candy from there!! Im also loving the cash back from Toys R Us!!! Lord knows all us parent’s need a little something back from the holidays lol!!

  3. Kathryn Richards at 6:07 pm

    Hi Baby Sideburns! Love your stuff!
    I saw your daughter’s Christmas list, and I make Harry Potter wands that I sell on Etsy. I would love to send one to Zoey as a gift, as well as another one to donate to another child.

  4. Jen Graham at 6:28 pm

    Glad to see my son isn’t the only kid to drive their mom bat s**t crazy with all the s**t they want for Christmas. I love my son and I love Christmas but d**n it’s getting expensive. I love your posts and I love your books your just so d**n honest and funny. A bright spot on my day. 🙂 I signed up for retail me not, cool site and if it wasn’t for you I wouldn’t have known about them. So thank you for the another addiction. 🙂 I love the Payless deal but then again mama loves her shoes. 🙂

  5. Rochelle Hamel at 6:29 pm

    I’m kind of excited about the Lancome free eyeshadow! I need the eye makeup remover anyway, I can give the shadows as a gift to my glamor-puss granddaughter, and it’s win/win! (Really? A corn snake?!?)

  6. Stephanie Jensen at 6:34 pm

    I LOVE RetailMeNot. I’ve used it for years. They’re my go to app before I place ANY online order. ???? #ImNotCheapImFrugal #WhoAmIKidding #ImCheapToo

  7. Leah Bender at 6:34 pm

    Toys r us and I’m obbsessed with amazon because hello 2 day shipping ???? Lol!!

    Love her list! A snake ??? my son asked for a turtle but unfortunately santa can’t bring live animals…. oh well ??‍♀️??‍♀️

  8. Hilary D. at 6:50 pm

    I like all of the cash back deals, and extra savings at Target. Also, Domino’s is perfect because who wants to cook after a busy day of shopping and saving all that money!

  9. Amy Kendrigan at 7:12 pm

    I am excited for Lowe’s save the tax! We are renovation our bathroom so any money we can save is a good thing!! Love your blogs, they are so funny!

  10. Kelly Premo at 7:21 pm

    I’m an early intervention speech therapist, so I am super excited about getting the scoop on toy deals! I wish I knew about this before Christmas shopping!!

  11. Colleen at 7:37 pm

    I was excited to see Wine Country because I have 4 kids, & two of them are 20 months old and 3 months old. ??But in all seriousness, probably Home Depot and Carters! Love Zoeys heart (& style)! Merry Christmas!

  12. Dana Vaine at 7:54 pm

    Did someone say free waffles??I love me some Waffle House! Especially when free waffles are involved! Did I mention free waffles??

  13. Brittany LaBagh at 8:02 pm

    Babysideburns! I love you! I’m a mom of a 2 & 4 year old and I can’t get enough of your blogs! You are real and hilarious and make me feel good as a mom .. thanks for giving advice and keeping me laughing! My fav deal is the $20 back Toys r us for online shopping.. this is always good for Christmas !

  14. Courtney Robertson at 8:05 pm

    Super excited about gift card discounts (i’m looking at you, Starbucks) since that’s all I have left to do on my holiday shopping list!

  15. Amanda R. at 8:07 pm

    The 15% off Toys R Us!! Shopping for the kiddos, neices, nephews and friends kids all in a huge one stop shop. Thank you for this fabulous chance!

  16. Megan Turner at 8:07 pm

    I’m excited to use the bath and body 10 off 30!! They are having buy 3 get 4 free tomorrow and I need a few more gifts, and maybe something for myself 🙂

  17. Michelinne at 8:17 pm

    Retailmenot is the best! I have been using it for years and don’t buy anything without checking it first! So glad you love it too! I’m super excited about all of the Snapfish deals-SO many photo gifts to make! Thank you!!!

  18. Jessica Judge at 8:17 pm

    $20 off any regularly priced item at Best Buy is awesome. Their prices are already great and we exclusively purchase our video games and electronics there because of the awesome staff in our store. Thanks Baby Sideburns!

  19. Tracy Kittelson at 8:24 pm

    $20 off $40 at CVS! We just got a CVS and I’m excited to use it!! I love all your posts!! Patiently waiting for more amazing books!!! I buy your books as soon as they are available.

  20. Amy c. at 8:25 pm

    Love your posts, by the way! They are genuine and funny. ❤️
    Checked out retailmenot and it was quite interesting. I would of course choose Toysrus for the kids. Michaels for artsy stuff for the kids and maybe me.
    World market has the coolest stuff! So obviously there for family. Maybe me. Haha!
    Carters for our son, since he’s technically still “little”. *tears*
    And GameStop for my husband.
    And I’m hoping I would *actuslly* but myself something. Dreams do come true right? ?

  21. Jessica zappia at 8:26 pm

    $20 off $40 at CVS! I can go eat all the last min things i need before the family comes for Christmas! Hello toilet paper and paper plates!!

  22. Cara at 8:31 pm

    I love Retail Me Not! I use it for Kohl’s and Old Navy coupons constantly. I’ll be using it tonight for snapfish calendars.. yay grandparent gifts done 🙂

  23. Carmen Aguilar at 8:32 pm

    Pick one deal? I use this site all the time, can’t tell you how many times I found codes for free shipping (I HATE paying for shipping!!!) Or other discount codes!!

  24. Amanda at 8:33 pm

    I love all the deals & coupons for Bath and Bodyworks! My mom asked for a bunch of things from there for Christmas so this will help me save money (but look like I spent a lot and getting the favourite child)

  25. Courtney Rosenthal at 8:34 pm

    70% off Amazon?!?! I need it. Whatever it is. I need it! You could write my biography solely from reviewing my Amazon order history.

  26. Tammy Martin at 8:39 pm

    20.00 off 40.00 from CVS! I buy lots of stocking stuffers there…and cold supplies since I have one that started preschool this year.

  27. Bernadette at 8:42 pm

    I always check my retail me app before making any purchases. Best saving app around! I literally had the same conversation with my son today. I was so tired of him saying, “I want”. I stressed the importance of being rich in love and life and not with stuff. Thanks for sharing; your posts always hit home.

  28. Marissa Bellerose at 8:45 pm

    I signed up!! Too many good deals to choose one favorite ?? $20 off $40 at CVS or 15% off Toys R Us are at the top of my list though…

  29. Jennifer Murdoch at 8:50 pm

    Saw a deal for Verizon Fios! Which is great because we are moving into our first apartment next week… and momma needs her high speed internet at a reasonable price!

  30. Pam Murch at 8:53 pm

    I do the majority of my shopping online and have been using promo codes from Retail Me Not for at least a couple of years. They have so many great deals that I don’t think I could pick just one! I shop at Fingerhut, Ginny’s, and Wards quite often and I always go to Retail Me Not first to check out their deals!!! I love Zoey’s Santa letter and her eclectic sense of style. I only wish all kids had the same confidence!

  31. Alison Pitts at 8:54 pm

    $20 off $40 or more at CVS! I need to finish up stocking stuffers! I also just love having all the deals available in my app wherever I go! I hate buying anything without checking to see if there is a deal or coupon that can help me save!

  32. Jayne Dough at 8:59 pm

    I check RetailMeNot before completing any online purchase. I save SO much money with the promo codes! I’m still trying to figure out the whole rebate thing because I’m an ebates user…but that just more looking and figuring out. I love it when I find 30% off codes for Kohls! 🙂

  33. Kolleen Mooren at 9:00 pm

    $10 off Uber Eats with free delivery… I love saving time and money. Also, McDonalsd’s is on Uber Eats so I can get Egg McMuffins and Hash Browns delivered. Win/win!

  34. Kimberly Lessard-Lowe at 9:01 pm

    30%off at Kohl’s??? Woop! Sign me up! Because I would totally live there if they’d let me (do you think they’d let me? Probably not, right?) AND $10 for every $100 I spend? Yahoo! I’ll be Mommy Kohlsbucks!

  35. Jen at 9:06 pm

    $15 off $50 at Old Navy!!!! My son wants nothing but clothes this year for Christmas and that will come in really handy! The CVS deal will be great for picking up stocking stuffers as well! Thanks for writing a blogpost about Retailmenot, I never would have downloaded the app and looked at it if it wasn’t for your post! Have a happy holiday and a fabulous New Year!

  36. Autumn Lebo at 9:06 pm

    @babysideburns… Thank you for sharing this info. I too, rely on savings from the retailmenot app ALL. THE. TIME. Love it!! I love the “Up to $20 cash back for online purchases” at Toys R Us. That means I can get more sh*t for my little aholes, eh hem I mean “angels”. Haha Happy Holidays & Happy Hanukkah to you & your family!✡️???

  37. Joanna Myers at 9:20 pm

    I was excitedly to see the Lancôme custom free color design 5 pan eyeshadow + free shipping because my mom loves Lancôme. She has been really sick and in and out of the hospital since she had surgery in April and she has now been home from the hospital for about a month. I can tell that she’s finally starting to feel better because she’s actually beginning to show interest in her appearance again. It’s very exciting and I would love to get her some new makeup!

    P.S. – I have never posted a comment before so I would also just like to let you know that I love your blog and have read every one. I’m a single mom to a 3 year old boy and your blog helps to remind me that every parent has difficulty and helps me as the humor in the difficult times. I get very excited when I see a new post show up in my email!! Thank you for your humor and honesty!!

  38. Carrie Park at 9:21 pm

    So, I go to Retail Me Not to see what kind of deals there are, and maybe because I was so inspired by your post, or maybe because I had consumed two Christmas Ales, I typed in, “Corn snake.” I didn’t want a corn snake, personally, I just wanted to see how broad a range this website really had. The AI (Artificial Intelligence, for everyone who needs a translation because they don’t have a smart a*s teenager to guide them through millennial lingo) didn’t understand “corn snake” and instead gave me the following options that it thought were close: 1) ruffle snake mini micro thong. If it’s mini and micro, will you ever find it once you put it on? 2) Corn accessories. What would this be? Stalks? Extra kernels? 3) BBQ roasted corn nuts. FYI–corn is not a nut, even when you roast it. In any case, it doesn’t even matter because nearly everything was more than 50% off. Again, I had already consumed two Christmas Ales so my thought process may have been a little compromised. Either way, I decided to enter your contest because the thought of getting my husband $350 of roasted nuts, corn or otherwise, seemed pretty damned funny. I wonder if they have deals on more Christmas Ale?

  39. Britney Tuminez at 9:26 pm

    Love you Baby Side Burns! Been following you a while. The offer I like most is $20 off $40 at CVS. I’ll probably head over there tomorrow because of this deal! Lol 🙂

  40. Baylie farthing at 9:38 pm

    Zoe is so thoughtful! You’re raising one generous little girl!!! The amazon deal is amazeballs!!!! Thank you for sharing this you’re gonna save my bank account from some serious hurting!!!! I didn’t even know retail me not existed, where the hell have I been?? This is gonna save me another annual dreaded lecture, from my fiancée, on the Ole “spend less money” subject. Lol, I am seriously too excited! Thank you baby sideburns ?

  41. Angela K at 9:56 pm

    I’ve used Retailmenot before, but I didn’t realize I could sign up. And it didn’t occur to me that I could use it for Target! Yay!

  42. Sara McNallie at 9:58 pm

    Ummm… the Bath & Body deal because no matter how many times I give those turds my email address, my coupons are never this good!

  43. Kimberly at 9:59 pm

    Ohhh Starbucks!! I work in an emergency dispatch center and my coworkers and I are fueled by Starbucks! I’m sure the $350 would buy A LOT of Starbucks especially with the discount 😉

  44. Kristin Walker at 10:21 pm

    Just got some awesome coupons for Shutterfly for my Christmas cards (yes I know I’m late). Love using Retailmenot to save money.

  45. Gina at 10:26 pm

    Realllly loving th Vickie’s buy one bra get one 50% off, bc man are they comfy but $$&!! Also Loving the coupons from Bath and Body works, especially bc all of my BBW is running out!!

  46. Heather Smith at 10:47 pm

    $20 off $40+ at CVS sounds great, especially around Christmas since they have excellent stocking stuffers, candy & last minute gifts!

  47. Karin at 11:41 pm

    I use that site All the time for coupons but didn’t know we could get money back too!! I’m excited for the 30% off at Kohl’s!

  48. Nicole at 11:47 pm

    All the Shutterfly coupons listed! It’s hard to keep track of what’s available w/Shutterfly at any given time, this is helpful!

  49. Kristin at 2:50 am

    I’ve been hearing a ton about retailmenot. I’m excited to check out deals for any of the airlines, I’d love to be able to go visit my family in Arizona for the first time in a couple years and tickets are so expensive. I’m also always excited for anything amazon because I spend way too much money there

  50. Kristen Schrader at 4:49 am

    Carter’s cash back deal – I’m always buying clothes for my toddler and baby from there – might as well get paid to do it!

  51. Katie at 5:45 am

    Just one?! So many great deals. Also, I am LOVING the cash back deals. Spend money and make money? Yes please! I have to say the J Crew Factory deal caught my eye…along with Starbucks and Target (Mom life – amiright?) Happy Holidays!

  52. Tammie Zweier at 6:55 am

    I love RetailMeNot! I’ve been using it for years to look up coupon codes for online shopping. I’m excited for the Carters and Hallmark coupons because those are two places I’m headed to today!!

  53. Jennifer Blaha at 7:35 am

    I like that I can go to RetailMeNot for a 30% off Kohls offer anytime, and don’t have to worry about what percentage I get in the mail.

  54. Jennifer Blaha at 7:38 am

    I like that I can go to the RetailMeNot app anytime for a 20% off Bed Bath & Beyond coupon so I don’t have worry about keeping one in my purse.

  55. Mandy Allen at 7:41 am

    I like the Uber Eats coupon, because let’s be honest, who has time to cook dinner after working all day, shuttling the kids around to different activities, helping with homework and shopping for the holidays!

  56. Kelli Trujillo at 7:50 am

    Uber Eats!! This is great, being a stay at home mom and not wanting to load up the kids to eat, enter Uber Eats!! Perfect!!

  57. dlesterjohnson at 8:08 am

    I like the 50% off s**y gifts and 40% off site wide at Frederick’s of Hollywood! I haven’t treated myself to something nice and s**y since I had my 6 year old son. It’s time!

  58. Sarah Heflin at 1:24 pm

    No lie, I’m stoked to find that 20% off deal at CVS! My kids must lick every handrail and doorknob this side of the Mississippi since someone ALWAYS has a snotty nose or phlegmy cough. I’d love to save some cash on the copious amounts of cough & cold medicine we buy!

  59. A'ndrea Monday at 1:51 pm

    Toys R Us and Kohl’s are the deals that have me most stoked right now! I could probably get all of my shopping done between those two stores, alone!

  60. Linda in NE at 2:38 pm

    I admire your quick thinking on the bearded dragon incident on Santa’s sleigh….anything to keep that corn snake out of the house.

  61. Amber Metcalfe at 7:50 pm

    I love the Kohls, Carter’s, and toys r us LEGO deals. 4 kids 6 and under. This holiday shopping has been filled with tons of new clothing. I love finding deals to my favorite clothing stores.

  62. Gina Pryor at 9:19 pm

    It’s so great of you to promote Retailmenot but all the “deals” are available within the store websites. I wished there was something unique. Thanks babysideburns for ur humor as that’s always the best gift. My kids are 17, 16 & 13 and they amaze me every day. I still shop at the dollar store for some of their gifts! Too bad the other gifts are way out of control ? but blessed to have them in my life.

  63. Magy at 9:44 pm

    20 percent off bed bath and beyond dying for one of those cool insta pots that make meals easier … Man life gets tough going to schooland working and coming home to cook something for 3 boys and a husband

  64. Stephanie Wiwczar was at 2:30 pm

    My cousin in law has been asking for bed bath and beyond coupons so I️ was able to e mail her one ! Looking forward to checking out more deals

  65. Megan Semer at 11:26 pm

    Famous footwear because I need a new pair of shoes for my new year goals ?, Amazon because you can’t go wrong with that and of course TARGET!

  66. Brooke at 8:20 pm

    I love Retail me not! It’s awesome!! I also love that kids don’t always care about what their parents think but totally care how Santa is gonna react! Too funny!!

  67. Stephanie at 9:18 am

    I do 99% of my holiday shopping on, you guessed it, Amazon, so I was thrilled to see extra savings off Amazon Warehouse deals. Like, those deals are usually awesome enough on their own, but an extra 25% off?!!

  68. Nicole Flynn at 11:46 am

    My favorite RetailMeNot deal today is 50% the entire site, Snapfish! I love it, not thinking about what is or isn’t on sale because it all is!

  69. Steph at 1:13 pm

    I am super excited about the Amazon Channels 30-Day Free Trial: HBO, Showtime, STARZ, SEESO. I know what I will be doing this holiday season. Catching up on some shows!!

  70. Jeanne Hamilton at 3:02 pm

    I’m a single mom of 3, and unable to afford much. 2 girls in college and a 16 yr old son. Neither of my kids ask for much because they know it’s not there. They may not always get what they want, but always have what they need. They are amazing! You are raising your kids to also be amazing (I was their Girl Scout leader for 9 yrs!). The website was great! Any discounts help me, even just a little bit!

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