Last week we talked a bit about the many different cool indie sellers and their rewards programs, so I thought I'd open up a thread for us to share our favorite sources for Halloween deals and products. It's the best time of year to buy these products, after all! One that I recently ran across is Geeky Girl Candles, which has everything from Hocus Pocus to Friday the 13th themed candles, wax melts and sprays. They also have a bunch of other non-Halloween fandoms.
The Internet seems to be home to an endless supply of indie businesses now, and while I love it, I'm also a bit overwhelmed. It's like the number of TV show choices we have today: there are simply too many to choose from, and each one has its own unique quirks, points system and other insider knowledge. Many even have their own Facebook groups, which are almost vital to join if you do want to know how to use a company's sales, promotions and other insider info.
While my birthday isn't until later in the fall, this month Fortune Cookie Soap is celebrating their 15th birthday with a themed collection, which has it on my mind. It's always a good time to sign up for deals for your birthday--especially in advance--so you can get lots of offers in your email by your birthday month.
If you've never fancied yourself a Barbie person, you may change your mind when you check out the new line of X-Men Barbies that are being released in honor of Marvel's 80th anniversary! The dolls will feature Storm, Dark Phoenix and Mystique, and they will cost $54.99 each. They are available for pre-order and you can find them at the GameStop link above.
Have you seen these incredible campers that allow you to camp both on land and on water? They are becoming popular across the Internet as "Amphibious Campers." It's almost like something out of a Bond movie, except it's totally real, and you can totally buy one.
August is nearly halfway over, but even if we're finished with the tax-free sales, that doesn't mean there aren't many other sales to enjoy this month. There are back-to-school bargains to be had at just about every store, and it's the time of year to pick up paper, glue and scissors for a quarter or 50 cents, laptops for $150 and dorm gear at a discount, too.
Amazon.com can be as big of a time suck as social media sites and your favorite blogs or Pinterest. Once you start discovering cool new deals, weird finds for under $20 and other goodies it's hard to stop looking, making wish lists and generally spending way too much time online.
Do you have a favorite coffee mug? Most people seem to have one. I have many, and most of them were given to me! From the Girl Scouts and Library read-a-thon mugs I've earned to the ones I've been given as gifts from family members, I have a lot of beloved mugs. Most of them even have their own stories about how they were acquired or a fond memory attached to them.
I'd ask if anyone else out there is as obsessed with Stranger Things as I am, but I already know the answer to such a silly question! What's exciting, especially after such a harrowing season, is to see so much Stranger Things merch everywhere you go. There are the usual pops, apparel and such online at the regular haunts like Hot Topic, but just going to Target yesterday I saw SO much stuff, including pool inflatables, games, Funko pops, blankets and even two different types of Stranger Things ice cream!