Printable Coupons for Pet Owners

June 11, 2014 by admin  
Filed under Deals & Steals, Girl Talk

Cat and dog owners these coupons are for you! Be sure to print what you like today in case these coupons are replaced, taken down, or reset.

3.00 off (1) bag of Purina ONE Premium Dog Food

$3.00 off any size bag of World’s Best Cat Litter

$2.00 off ONE IAMS SO GOOD Dry Dog Food

$1.00 off 10 Fancy Feast Gravy Lovers™ Cat Food

$1.00 off SIX Wet IAMS Cat Food

$3.00 off (1) bag of ULTRA™ Food For Dogs

Thanks frugalcouponliving for the tip!

Bubble Statement Necklace $5.09 (or less) SHIPPED!

June 10, 2014 by admin  
Filed under Girl Talk

We LOVE a good bubble necklace and boy have we found a deal!

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Available in limited colors, get your favorite statement necklace for $5.09 or less. Price depends on color. Best of all, your order ships free no matter how many necklaces you order!

BUY HERE

Birthstone Studs with Swarovski Elements Just $8.25 SHIPPED!

June 10, 2014 by admin  
Filed under Deals & Steals, Girl Talk

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These little earrings will make a great “save for later” gift at this price! Originally $99.95 these studs are now 91% off and priced to sell at $8.25 plus you’ll receive automatic free shipping!

Buy Here!

Disney Movie Rewards 15 point Code – Good Until 6/9

June 7, 2014 by admin  
Filed under Deals & Steals, Girl Talk

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We love racking up Disney Movie Rewards points for earning special rewards through the site, and it’s always better when those points are freebies without no purchase neccessary!

Use code CTS15P to earn 15 points now until June 9!

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Thanks frugalcouponliving for the tip!

Frozen DVD Pre-Order Savings Just $14.96

March 10, 2014 by admin  
Filed under Deals & Steals, Girl Talk

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Frozen will be officially released on March 18, 2014, but you can get this great preorder deal from Amazon.com for just $14.96 (original price $29.99).

Snag this deal here.

Printable Pampers Coupons

March 4, 2014 by admin  
Filed under Deals & Steals, Girl Talk

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Print and save with these Pampers coupons:

$1.50 off ONE Pampers Cruisers Diapers
$0.50 off ONE Pampers Wipes 56 ct or higher
$1.50 off ONE Pampers Splashers Swim Pant

Disney Dining: Review of Be Our Guest Restaurant

February 26, 2014 by admin  
Filed under Everything Disney, Girl Talk, Travel

“Be our guest” as we review one of the hottest dining spots at Walt Disney World, Be Our Guest Restaurant in the New Fantasyland at Magic Kingdom.

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Dining at Be Our Guest is on the radar of a lot of visitors to the Magic Kingdom. We visited shortly after the restaurant opened in 2013 and there was just no way to get a dinner reservation and the lunch line was a mile long by 11am. In case you don’t already know Be Our Guest is a quick service option for lunch and a table service option for dinner, each at 1 dining credit per person.

Before we get into the great atmosphere and food, let’s talk about how to dine here with a Fast Pass for lunch or dinner advanced dining reservation.

You have 4 choices:

1. Fast Pass thru disneyworld.com. This can be done via disneyworld.com using the “make dining reservations” option. We had absolutely no luck securing a Fast Pass for a lunch reservation. Currently lunch dates are opening up for grabs about two to three weeks before your arrival date. For example, March lunch dates just became available this week.

Dinner advance dining reservations can also be made thru the Disney site. In order to secure your spot your best option is to make this reservation as soon as you are 180 days out from your arrival date. I will say I noticed a few dinner spots opened up the day of our visit to Magic Kingdom. This is probably because Disney has enforced a new cancellation policy: You must cancel 24 hours+ before your dining time or you will be penalized $10 per person for a missed reservation. I believe some folks had a change in plans 24 hours out and canceled their reservation freeing up a few dinner slots.

2. Use the special reservation link. Other visitors have had some luck making Fast Pass reservations using this link: https://beourguestlunch.disney.go.com/. Once you get to the page just enter your disney.com login info. Then you should be able to use your package reservation number or ID number located on your “Manage Magic Bands” page in your account.

3. Fast Pass Email Invitation From Disney. You could imagine our surprise when on the day of arrival to Walt Disney World we got an email invitation from Disney asking if we would like to try a Fast Pass lunch at Be Our Guest, reserve a lunch time, and preorder our meal…UM, YES! If you do get this email invitation you can chose to use your dining plan credits or not and then make your entree selections. There are some really great options. You can also reserve your arrival window time.

4. Standy By Line. This is not ideal to most because almost daily the line remains long. However, it seems that as time goes by there are some pockets of shorter stand by waits, before Noon and after 2pm. We’ve been to Magic Kingdom twice since this restaurant opened and the stand by line was so long that waiting was just not worth it (to us anyway).

Okay, now on to the great review! We dined here on a Monday, which is supposed to be the worst day of the week to visit Magic Kingdom due to Sunday arrivals making it their first park visit. Since we prebooked our meal with the Disney email invitation, we had a Fast Pass arrival time between 10:40-11:10am and got to the check in desk right at 11:00. The stand-by line was a sight and already making quite a snake into Fantasyland telling us that the popularity of this restaurant has not died down yet! With our pass we checked in, reviewed our preorder selections, and were seated immediately.

There are three seating areas in the restaurant. We dined in the Ballroom which was absolutely beautiful!

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{Ballroom Chandeliers}

The lunch menu offers some tasty sandwiches and salads. The adults in our group opted for the carved turkey sandwich on a baguette and the carved roast beef sandwich, each with the pomme fries. For a quick service lunch these sandwiches were great, with a very gourmet taste.

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{turkey sandwich}

If you are on the dining plan each entree comes with a dessert. We tried the Master’s Cupcake {and the grey stuff was delicious!}. We also had the chocolate filled creme puff. Both were very good.

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The kid’s meal options were very healthy and yummy looking as well. Our children enjoyed the carved turkey sandwiches and pork.

We definitely recommend this restaurant. The atmosphere is great, especially for all Belle lovers. At dinner the Beast greets guests. While it’s not a true character meal that does add a nice touch. If don’t have luck making a dinner reservation, lunch is a great alternative and makes great use of your quick service dining credits.

Disney Dining Review: Play ‘N’ Dine at Hollywood & Vine {Disney’s Hollywood Studios}

February 25, 2014 by admin  
Filed under Everything Disney, Girl Talk, Travel

Today we’re telling you all about Disney’s best character meal for Disney Jr. fans: Play ‘N’ Dine at Hollywood and Vine. This table service meal is just 1 credit and located at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

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Before dining here we had heard many negative things regarding the food quality, but I have to say this was one of the best meals we had during our trip! The lunch buffet was bountiful with lots of great choices including fresh salads, veggies, fish, meats, pastas, and a great kids and desserts section. Some of our favorites included the fresh steamed green beans, salmon, lobster mac n cheese, jumbo meatballs, cream puffs and chocolate covered marshmallows with Mickey sprinkles!

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The big draw for this meal now are the new characters that you will meet during the breakfast or lunch meal (there are no characters present during the dinner buffet). At the end of January 2014 the character line up changed and now includes Handy Manny, Jake, Sophia the First, and Doc McStuffins. Manny and Jake have been meeting here for a while, but Doc and Sophia just came on board. Currently Doc does not meet and greet anywhere else on Disney property so that makes this meal a little more special and popular now.

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The character interaction was great. Each one came by with about a 15-20 minute break in between character visits. While characters took a break “hosts” got things moving with dancing and singing. All the kids were invited to come dance with them and one character participated in each routine as well. While we were there Doc and Sophia had mini dance parties with the children.

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We give Hollywood and Vine two thumbs up! The characters are great and a must see for Disney Jr. fans. The food was filling and delicious. For the quantity and quality it is definitely worth 1 table service credit. If you do plan on dining here an advance dining reservation is a MUST! We visited during the off season and they were slammed and not allowing any walk ups. Also, you should plan on being here 1.5 hours. It will take that long to eat, visit with the characters, and enjoy the “play” part of the dining experience.

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Disney Review: Art of Animation Resort {Cars Family Suite}

Recently our family had the opportunity to stay at Walt Disney’s Art of Animation Resort. This was our first stay at a value resort and here’s what we thought…

At first glance Art of Animation is very colorful and wonderfully themed. The whole atmosphere screams “DISNEY!”.

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Wall of sketches in the lobby of Animation Hall.

The resort has four sections: Little Mermaid (sleeps up to 4) and three family suite sections: Cars, Finding Nemo, and Lion King (sleeps up to 6). It’s an ideal resort for large families or families of 4 who might be bringing along grandma for some Disney fun. Our family stayed in the Cars section. This part of the resort is very close to the main building, Animation Hall, the food court, and the buses (which load at the front of the resort) with a less than 5 minute walk. This section also has its own pool, the Cozy Cone Pool, which is much more quiet than the Big Blue Pool {a big plus!}.

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Once you are in the Cars area you are transported right into Radiator Springs. Each of the 3 buildings in the this section has life-size cars from the movie nearby for children to touch, climb on, and take pictures. This was very neat! Our kids enjoyed taking their pictures with cars from the movie each time we left for the parks.

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Ramone, a family favorite!

The rooms were comfortable. We were a large group and filled the room with max occupancy. The suite has a bedroom with full bath and a living area with sleeper sofa, murphy bed, full bath, and kitchenette. The small kitchen area was equipped with a coffee maker (standard, by the cup with pods that are in all Disney resorts), microwave, paper products and plastic utensils, mini fridge, as well as a shelf and counter space for housing snacks.

Living Space with Sleeper Sofa, Drawer Storage, and Kitchenette.

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Table which converts to murphy bed.

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Car wash in the bathroom!

The resort has one food court, Landscape of Flavors. We were very pleased with the food selections offered and the quality of the food, however the service was sub-par. Over our stay we dined here twice and each time the food court was overrun with people (in the off season) and the service was extremely slow. If you plan on dining at the resort this is your only option. There is not a table service restaurant offered here since it’s a value resort.

Ink & Paint is the gift shop located in Animation Hall. We loved the shop! It was very colorful and had a variety of Art of Animation souvenirs from cups and shirts to magnets and key chains. There were also hats, candies, and Disney toys for sale. If you forget something from home, don’t worry–there is a small section with over the counter medicines, detergents, and toiletries–all at the Disney price of course :-) .

We took advantage of the Cozy Cone Pool and Big Blue Pool during our stay. The Big Blue Pool is located in the Nemo section and is the largest pool on the resort’s property. There is a convenient snack bar at the pool and also a fun Nemo themed splash pad area for toddlers and preschoolers.

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Big Blue Pool Area

We had heard nightmarish things about buses at value resorts but we were pleasantly surprised. While the lines to get on the buses were long, we never waited for a bus longer than 10 minutes.

All in all we give this resort 3 out of 5 stars. The themes throughout are UH-mazing and a must see/do if you have young children. The food court served up some yummy eats but due to the large amount of guests on property it was extremely crowded. The rooms were comfortable but for the price you pay to stay here, a moderate or deluxe, when discounts are offered, would be more enjoyable due to the luxury and quietness you get with an upper tier resort. So would we stay here again? Probably not, but we do think if you have kids that LOVE these movies this resort should be on your list of “try at least once” places to stay at Walt Disney World.

3 Inexpensive LEGO Storage Ideas {Under $25}

February 21, 2014 by admin  
Filed under Girl Talk, Kid Connection

Welcome back for our last day of LEGO blogging! We’ve covered everything from snack to apps and today we are looking at inexpensive ways to store LEGOs.

1. Basic Sterlite Cart, $21.88

We like this cart because not only can it store blocks, but its drawers are deep enough to store LEGO plates as well.

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2. UTZ Cheeseball Containers Turned DIY LEGO Container, $12

This is a genius idea and CHEAP! All you need is a large jar of UTZ Cheeseballs, around $8, and yellow and clear spray paint, about $3, and you can make these super cute LEGO containers! For step-by-step instructions, click here.

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3. Under Bed Storage, $14

Go with us here…This might be a great shoe organizer, but with the compartments we thought this would make a great LEGO sorter and storage system. Best off all this container will slide neatly {and be hidden!} under your child’s bed keeping all the LEGOs out of sight.

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Thanks for following along this week during our LEGO blog series!

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10 LEGO Party Ideas

February 20, 2014 by admin  
Filed under Girl Talk, Party Planning

Today’s LEGO blog series is focusing on LEGO party ideas. LEGO birthday parties are a hit for boys and girls alike and can be a very colorful way to celebrate a birthday. Here are some of our favorite finds and ideas for creating a great LEGO party!

1. LEGO Favor Bags {via}

We love these favor bags simply made with bold colored bags and card stock. Just use a circle punch to cut out perfect circles and adhere with double-sided foam to “raise” the circle off the bag.

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2. LEGO Guessing Game {via}

Guess how many LEGOs are in the jar–super easy and a great party game filler.

3. LEGO Frame Favor {via}

These are 100% adorable and make a really cute take-away favor for party guests…Heck, they’d make a great addition to any child’s bedroom as well!

4. LEGO Party Banner {via}

This banner follows some of the same steps as the favor bags…EASY!

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5. LEGO Party Utensil Holder {via}

Okay, how simple is this idea? Use LEGOs to build a utensil holder OR you could make the box a little bigger and these could also hold party snacks!

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6. Homemade LEGO Brick Cake {via}

Not a baker? Not to worry! The brick base of this cake can be any store bought loaf-shaped cake, like a pound cake. And those raised dots? Those are simply jumbo marshmallows!

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7. LEGO Party Invitations {via}

If you’ve got a home computer/printer and some cardstock you can easily make these cure LEGO invitations!

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8. LEGO Name Decor {via}

Duplo blocks help create the guest of honor’s age or name, making a great party decoration.

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9. LEGO Balloons {via}

Yellow balloons and a black marker make these fun, and inexpensive, LEGO face balloons. Perfect party decor!

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10. LEGO Cups {via}

You can make these LEGO drink cups using yellow paper cups and markers.

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We hope you liked these ideas as much as we did!

Check back tomorrow for the last post in our LEGO blogging series!

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DIY LEGO T-Shirt

Welcome back to our LEGO craze blog week! We kicking off Wednesday with this easy DIY LEGO man shirt. How cute would these be for a birthday boy or a visit to LEGOLAND?!

Many craft stores sell plain yellow shirts for just a few dollars and with a few more inexpensive materials this shirt could belong to your Lego fan!

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Head over to Busykidshappymom.org for the six simple steps to create this shirt!

Deal Alert: Sterling Silver Hoop Earrings $4.99 SHIPPED!

February 18, 2014 by admin  
Filed under Girl Talk

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These Italian-made sterling silver hoop earrings originally retailed for $129.99, but are on MAJOR sale for just $4.99 with FREE shipping.

Grab your pair here.

4 Fun LEGO Snacks

February 18, 2014 by admin  
Filed under Girl Talk, Party Planning

We’re continuing our LEGO blogging craze with these four fun snacks great for parties or everyday!

LEGO Cookies {via}

We love these fun cookies. Easy to make with colored icing and M&Ms or Skittles. These could also be done as brownies instead of cookies.

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Marshmallow LEGO Pops {via}

Again, super easy to make and in a yummy pop!

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LEGO Cheese and Crackers {via}

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LEGO Rice Krispie Treats {via}

These are very similar to the cookies, but we like that they are not as fragile and could be wrapped as shown for a party treat to go!

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10 {FREE} LEGO Apps for Kids

February 17, 2014 by admin  
Filed under Deals & Steals, Girl Talk, Kid Connection

With the new Lego movie debut Lego lovers everywhere are in a Lego overload! Legos are always a huge hit with kids and we’ve rounded up 10 FREE apps perfect for all your little Lego fans.

LEGO Ninjago REBOOTED

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LEGO City My City

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LEGO Duplo Train

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LEGO Movie Maker

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LEGO Duplo Circus

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LEGO City Rapid Rescue

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LEGO Star Wars: The Yoda Chronicles

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LEGO Galaxy Squad

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LEGO Legends of Chima: Speedorz

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LEGO Duplo Zoo

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The Duplo apps are great for preschoolers while the other apps are perfect for schoolage children.

As of 2/15/14 all these apps were marked as FREE. Subject to change anytime.

Retail Round-Up: Presidents’ Day Coupons and Deals

February 16, 2014 by admin  
Filed under Deals & Steals

Disneystore.com: Save 25% off sitewide with code DISNEYPAL, exp. 2/17/14

Childrensplace.com: FREE SHIPPING on ALL Orders (no code needed), PLUS 25% all orders with code EMLINCOLN, exp. 2/17/14

Lenox.com: Extra 15% overstock clearance, no code needed, sale runs thru 2/17/14

Kohls.com: $10 off $30 or more with code TENBUCKS, exp. 2/19/14

Oskkosh.com: 25% off $50 or more with code PRESDAY, exp. 2/17/14

Famousfootwear.com: 15% off with code FAMOUS15, exp. 2/17/14

Sears.com: Extra 5% off sitewide with code 5off, exp. 2/17/14

Pottery Barn Kids: Free shipping on your order with code FREESHIP

FREE App: Max & Ruby: Max’s Mole Mash

February 15, 2014 by admin  
Filed under Deals & Steals, Girl Talk, Kid Connection

Calling all Max and Ruby fans! Preschoolers will love this free app featuring Max from the hit Nick Jr. show Max and Ruby.

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This is a fun, arcade style game similar to whack-a-mole.

Download your app for free here.

As of 2/15/14 this app is listed as free. Subject to change at any time.

Crock Pot Potato Soup

February 15, 2014 by admin  
Filed under Girl Talk, Meals In Minutes

This winter has been super cold in the south and I can tell you that this soup has really warmed us up on cold nights! This recipe closely follows Paula Deen’s potato soup recipe, so healthy it may not be, but it will not disappoint your taste buds!

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What You Need

1 (30 oz.) bag frozen hash-brown potatoes (squared, southern style)
2 (14 oz.) cans chicken broth
1 (10.75 oz.) can cream of chicken soup
1/2c chopped onion
1/3 tsp. ground black pepper
1 (8oz) package cream cheese (softened)
Garnish: minced green onion

Fix it Fast

1. In a slow cooker, combine potatoes, broth, soup, onion, and pepper.
2. Cover, and cook on low for 5 hours.
3. Stir in cream cheese, cook additional 30 minutes, stirring occasionally, until combined.
4. Garnish with green onion if desired.

This recipe is easy to double: Just add an extra can of broth and cream of chicken, one more bag of potatoes, and half a block of cream cheese.

{Perfect Gifts} Tanga Sale Items with Free Shipping – Today Only!

December 7, 2013 by admin  
Filed under Deals & Steals, Girl Talk

Tanga has some great products for sale, but just for a short time! Plus, today only, you will receive free shipping on any item. Here are a few of our favorite finds and great prices:

Two pk Liz Claiborne Sunglasses $6.99

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Cuisinart Deluxe Grill Set, $29.99

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12 pairs of Men’s dress socks, $16.99

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Elmo Book and CD, $1.99

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iPhone 5 Cases, $9.99 and under

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{Perfect Gift} Furby Boom Just $39.99 SHIPPED

December 2, 2013 by admin  
Filed under Deals & Steals, Girl Talk

This is the lowest price we’ve seen on one of the hottest toys of the season, Furby Boom. Order now for just $39.99 SHIPPED. This deal is only good on the “pink cubes” Furby.

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This hot deal is brought to you by Amazon.

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